From director Miranda de Pencier, new biography The Grizzlies is set in a small Arctic town struggling with the highest suicide rate in North America.
Starring Ben Schnetzer, Booboo Stewart and Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan; at at the centre of the story is a group of Inuit students’ whose lives are transformed when they’re introduced to the sport of lacrosse.
I’m in because it’s a true story and I want to see that happy ending for all involved. Perhaps I’ll even pick up some knowledge about lacrosse.
Natar Ungalaaq, Eric Schweig and Will Sasso also star.
The story about twelve strangers who are chosen and kidnapped for the specific purpose of being hunted is directed by Craig Zobel. And the key cast includes Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank, Justin Hartley…
I found the original trailer for this movie pretty compelling. This new one isn’t bad but I much prefer the darker more mysterious angle that featured terrifying music. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to seeing Gilpin’s character do her absolute worst and delight her audience.
It was good to learn that this movie hasn’t been changed at all following all the controversy. Only the marketing’s changed. so fingers crossed it ends up being worth the delay.
Steve Coulter, Wayne Duvall, Amy Madigan, Macon Blair, Teri Wyble, Alexander Babara, Sturgill Simpson, Ike Barinholtz and Glenn Howerton also star.
I’m still technically not the target market but I don’t completely regret watching director Michael Fimognari’s latest film either. With the movie’s two protagonists now officially in a relationship, we get to see Lara Jean (Lana Condor) have to decide between new boyfriend Peter (Noah Centineo) and another recipient of her love letters, John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher) who just showed up.
How Lara Jean handles the situation doesn’t result in things going especially smoothly. Instead we get to see her and Peter make more of the common mistakes of young love (not that adults are immune, of course). My non-teenage self found watching said mistakes a tad frustrating. Yet not so much that I wanted to stop watching. It’s no wonder then that I like the last quarter of the film best, since that’s when the young characters finally wise up and balance is finally restored.
I’m quite certain that almost all the teenage girls out there who have a Centineo crush or not don’t need me to tell them to watch this movie. That’s because they already did and / or are watching it for the 4th time right now. I tuned in because I didn’t dislike the first one, which I think I definitely prefer. I prefer it in part because it had more going on than just the main love story.
Another reason I watched Fimognari’s film is there’s always room in my life for some ‘easy viewing’ movies and as non-teenager, this is certainly that for me.
Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander and Joel Edgerton are the stars of The Green Knight, the fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight.
Gawain, a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table accepts a challenge from a mysterious ‘Green Knight’. The Green Knight dares any knight to strike him with his axe if he will take a return blow in a year and a day…
Directed by David Lowery, additional key cast includes Barry Keoghan, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie…
The visuals, general mood and the hunger for power certainly have my attention. I want to find out how The Green Knight fairs in the end.
Aaron Edo, Erin Kellyman, Helena Browne, Ralph Ineson, Emilie Hetland, Anthony, Morris Megan Tiernan and Noelle Brown also star
New drama / biography Resistance is the story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.
Written / directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, key cast includes Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Edgar Ramírez, Clémence Poésy
Having recently seen Eisenberg in The Art Of Self Defense (2019) where for much of the film he’s far from empowered, I like that in Resistance his character appears to be brave, heroic and taking charge.
Matthias Schweighöfer, Bella Ramsey, Géza Röhrig, Karl Markovics, Félix Moati, Alicia von Rittberg, Vica Kerekes, Tobias Gareth Elman, Kue Lawrence, Christian Clarke and Aurélie Bancilhon also star.
I was vaguely aware but definitely didn’t follow the Fox News / Roger Ailes sexual harassment scandal of 2016.
Set predominantly in the Fox News offices in New York,Bombshell focuses on the experiences of three women in particular (Gretchen Carlson, Megyn Kelly and Kayla Pospisil), while they were employed by Ailes.
With such a great cast that features Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, Kate McKinnon and John Lithgow, it was clear right away that Bombshell wouldn’t disappoint performance-wise.
Instead, it was the distracting prosthetics work on Nicole Kidman’s chin that first stood out as ‘not quite right‘. Secondly, due to how the story is structured, by the end it felt as though I hadn’t quite watched a complete film – but rather snippets of specific days in a much bigger story. A story that I may have enjoyed more and felt more connected to, had it dived deeper into the backgrounds of the key characters. Maybe it would have worked better divided into several parts of a mini-series.
The last way in which Bombshell ‘isn’t quite right’ is actually through no fault of its own. I had some expectations about seeing a few scenes displaying ‘heartwarming female solidarity‘ between the key characters. A truth that seems more than a tad silly now, especially considering the social climate and apparent rivalries at the Fox News offices.
Overall, director Jay Roach’s movie did a good job of keeping my attention throughout; thanks in large part to the performances which really are the best thing about Bombshell. The prosthetics, particularly on Lithgow are also great.
Watch Bombshell for the ‘inside look’ at how disturbing things really were at Fox News. Just don’t make my mistake and go in expecting too much of the aforementioned heartwarming sisterly stuff’