THE SECRET GARDEN (2019): New Trailer From Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx…

The Secret Garden (2020), Colin Firth, Studio Canal
The Secret Garden (2020), Colin Firth, Studio Canal

The Secret Garden is a movie version of  novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book of the same name.

Starring Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx, it’s a Marc Munden directed story about a young orphan girl who discovers a magical garden hidden at her uncle’s house…

I vaguely remember reading The Secret Garden at school, but I somehow only recall the basics. I.e. ‘There was a girl. There was a secret garden.

I’ll watch this to be reminded, but also definitely to enjoy the visulas of the beautiful flowers and greenery.

Jemma Powell, Amir Wilson, Sonia Goswami, Jackson Kai, Edan Hayhurst, Lee Starkey, Tommy Surridge, Chloe Stannage, Isis Davis, Abdul Hakim Joy and Anne Lacey also star.

The Secret Garden Release Dates: April 17th, 2020 (UK)…

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LIVING WITH YOURSELF (2019): New trailer From Paul Rudd, Aisling Bea, Desmin Borges…

Living With Yourself (2019), Paul Rudd, Netflix
Living With Yourself (2019), Paul Rudd, Netflix

Directed by Timothy Greenberg, Living With Yourself stars Paul Rudd, Aisling Bea and Desmin Borges in an intriguing comedy series.

It’s the story of a man who undergoes an experimental treatment to improve his life… but with unexpected consequences…

The most intriguing premise I’ve seen in a while. I’m thinking cloning but who knows. Im interested in where this goes and of course in Rudds performance. or should I say performances?

Karen Pittman, Zoe Chao, Joseph Bessette, Rob Yang, Eden Malyn, Gopal Lalwani and Emily Young also star.

Living With Yourself Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US), Internet / Netflix…

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LATE NIGHT (2019): The Things I Liked…

Late Night (2019), Reid Scott, Mindy Kaling
Late Night (2019), Reid Scott, Mindy Kaling

Written by Mindy Kaling and set in New York City, Katherine (Emma Thompson) is a late night talk show host who’s convinced she’s about to lose her long-running show. Wanting to make a change, Molly (Kaling) is recruited and finds herself the only female member of Katherine’s writing team.

Also starring John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Amy Ryan, Reid Scott and Hugh Dancy, I found Late Night to be positively dramatic and funny in equal measure. I liked the writing and appreciated how much we get to know of Katherine’s truth – both at work and home. Late Night is a story about women, by women and features a complex, interesting main character along with several others you’d find in the behind the scenes world of late night television.

There’s a part or two that seemed a tad predictable but not overly so. If you’re a fan of both Kaling and Thompson, chances are you won’t regret watching director Nisha Ganatra’s film. Kaling is fun, funny and Thompson is as good as she’s always been; meaning she’s great. Watch it and see.

Random fact. I’ve decided that Thompson is my aunt and Kaling my cousin. Lastly, a movie that came to mind as Late Night played…? The Devil Wears Prada (2006).

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RADIOACTIVE (2020): New Trailer From Rosamund Pike, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard…

Radioactive (2020), Rosamund Pike, Studio Canal UK
Radioactive (2020), Rosamund Pike, Studio Canal UK

Directed by Marjane Satrapi, Radioactive stars Rosamund Pike, Anya Taylor-Joy and Aneurin Barnard.

Satrapi’s film is the biography of Marie and Pierre Curie; a pair whose scientific discovery of radium went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1903…

Before this trailer, I’d definitely heard of the Curies. I just couldn’t quite remember what their precise scientific accomplishments are. The shame!

Luckily, with the help of this movie, hopefully I won’t forget again.

Simon Russell Beale, Sam Riley, Jonathan Aris, Corey Johnson, Mirjam Novak, Harriet Turnbull, Demetri Goritsas, Cara Bossom, Tim Woodward, Indica Watson and Peter Sztojanov Jr. also star.

Radioactive Release Dates

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LIKE A BOSS (2019): New Trailer From Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek, Rose Byrne, Billy Porter…

Like A Boss (2020): Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne
Like A Boss (2020): Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne

Salma Hayek, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Porter and Rose Byrne, are the stars of Like A Boss, a new Miguel Arteta directed comedy about two friends who decide to start a beauty company together.

A key challenge being that one is more practical, while the other’s focus is mainly on earning her fortune so she can live a lavish lifestyle…

Fingers crossed for a great result because I really do like the cast I’m quite sure I’ll enjoy the colourful costumes too.

Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Billy Porter, Karan Soni, Catherine Parker, Jessica St. Clair, Jimmy O. Yang and Jacob Latimore also star.

Like A Boss Release Dates: January 10th, 2019 (US), February 7th, 2019 (UK)…

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COUNTDOWN (2019): New Trailer From Anne Winters, Elizabeth Lail, Peter Facinelli, Tom Segura…

Countdown (2019), Anne Winters, STX Entertainment
Countdown (2019), Anne Winters, STX Entertainment

From writer / director  Justin Dec, Countdown is a new horror /thriller starring Anne Winters, Peter Facinelli , Elizabeth Lail and Tom Segura.

The film centres around the question ‘What if an app could tell you, how long, before you die…?’

I’m mostly interested because it takes me back to watching Final Destination (2000) years ago and absolutely loving it. I’m happy to find out just how different and good this is in comparison.

Charlie McDermott, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Austin Zajur, Tichina Arnold, P.J. Byrne, Jordan Calloway, Lana McKissack and Lisa Linke also star.

Countdown Release Dates: October 25th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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LONG SHOT (2019): The Things I Loved…

Long Shot (2019), O'Shea Jackson Jr., Seth Rogen
Long Shot (2019), O’Shea Jackson Jr., Seth Rogen

In my entire history of film watching, the very talented Mr. Seth Rogen has only ever let me down one time. I’m of course speaking in terms of his involvement in a movie that turned out to be quite the disappointment. The really great news today though, is this: That absolute letdown of a movie  I’m referring to is definitely not director Jonathan Levine’s latest comedy / romance, Long Shot.

Starring Rogen, Charlize Theron, Alexander Skarsgård and O’Shea Jackson Jr., Long Shot is a film I was always going to see because the cast are among my favourite filmmakers. I just wasn’t sure how the finished product would turn out, considering the somewhat unexpected pairing of Rogen and Theron in a story about an unemployed journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush. Particularly considering that his crush just happens to be one of the world’s most powerful and unattainable women. 

My initial lack of confidence probably also had something to do with the trailer somehow not being able to truly convey – for me at least, just how the movie was going to play. Luckily, to my very pleasant surprise, I had a great time. The dialogue, pace, story and tone all added up to a beautifully choreographed film that delighted me. I liked it so much it almost made me feel as happy as I was when I first discovered the magic that is Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).

In terms of what I liked a little less, I vaguely recall the laughs slowing down a tad past the half way point, but that’s barely a complaint now, is it? The bond between Jackson Jr. and Rogen’s characters, Skarsgård’s Prime Minister character, the role played by Andy Serkis and of course ‘Queen Theron;’ all just wonderful. 

Definitely, definitely watch Long Shot if you haven’t already. I certainly won’t be forgetting all the elements it got just right, any time soon.

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FIRST LOVE (2019): New Trailer From Takashi Miike, Starring Becky, Sakurako Konishi, Masataka Kubota…

First Love (2019), Sakurako Konishi, Well Go USA Entertainment
First Love (2019), Sakurako Konishi, Well Go USA Entertainment

Starring Becky, Sakurako Konishi and Masataka Kubota new action / crime / romance, First Love has a young boxer and a call girl caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme.

Directed by Takashi Miike, all the exciting action takes place during a single night in Tokyo…

Apparently I’ve been missing out by never having seen a Takashi Miike movie.

I certainly can’t deny that the plot and style in this trailer has peaked my interest. Fingers, toes and everything crossed that I can stomach all the killing. I hear that since I’m generally un-phased by all the blood and killing in Quentin Tarantino’s signature works, I should be OK.

Jun Murakami, Nao Ohmori, Sansei Shiomi, Shôta Sometani and Seiyô Uchino also star.

First Love Release Dates….

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