Cynthia Nixon, a.k.a. Miranda Hobbes of Sex & The City is playing celebrated American poet, Emily Dickinson. Directed by Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion tells the story of Dickinson’s early years as a school girl and later when she becomes a recluse and an unrecognised artist…
This one I want to see to learn about the strong, independent and smart Dickinson. I’d also love to watch Nixon in another role I can add to my list of her best work.
Jennifer Ehle, Duncan Duff, Keith Carradine and Jodhi May also star.
What I liked most about All Nighter is Xosha Roquemore’s version of a drunk party girl. Director Gavin Wiesen’s, story about a workaholic father (J.K. Simmons) who teams up with his daughter’s awkward ex-boyfriend (Emile Hirsch) to find her is not as fun and entertaining as the films trailer led me to believe.
One of my early thoughts as I watched was ‘This is going nowhere fast.’ A thought soon followed by, ‘All the acting issn’t bad but this film is boring’. Reason being, All Nighter just plods along in a manner that had me failing to care about the whereabouts of the missing daughter (Analeigh Tipton). What made the experience even more underwhelming overall is the easy and relatively obvious explanation for the daughter’s whereabouts.
In conclusion, if you were thinking that All Nighter might be a boys adventure with a splash of the The Hangover (2009) vibe; it’s barely that. More than anything, the film is really about a workaholic father’s friendship with his daughter’s ex-boyfriend. If there’s nothing better on and you’re in the mood for an awkward comedy with very few good laughs, then sure, watch it. Otherwise step away, friend.
The trailer for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri may start slow but it only gets better and better, so stick with it. Starring Woody Harrelson, Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell and Caleb Landry Jones, this one is a dark comedy from the writer / director of the rather memorable In Bruges (2008) – Martin McDonagh.The story of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri centres around a mother who takes matters into her own hands with her local law enforcement representatives, after progress stalls in her daughter’s murder investigation…
Wasn’t that a good one? I forgot how much a fan of Frances McDormand’s work I am.
Lucas Hedges, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage and Abbie Cornish also star.
In Jungle, Daniel Radcliffe and Alex Russell are in a group of friends who trek into the Bolivian jungle with a fraudulent guide (Thomas Kretschmann).
Directed by Greg McLean, Jungle is based on a true survival story and adapted from the book by Yossi Chinsberg. I’m always happy to watch a movie that has people venturing into the dangerous jungle; I just won’t voluntarily do the same, ever because my imagination works too hard conjuring up images of all the scary creatures that live there.
In Captain Underpants – The First Epic Movie, Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch are the voices of two mischievous elementary school kids. Directed by David Soren and based on the popular books by Dave Pilkey, the two very naughty fourth graders hypnotise their principal into becoming their comic book creation, Captain Underpants…
I’m intrigued enough to see it. The only question is how distracting it will be that Kevin Hart is voicing a fourth grader and he sounds exactly as his real life adult self.
Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal also star.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gary Cole and Macon Blair’s new E.L. Katz directed movie Small Crimes is all about a disgraced former cop who just got out of jail. He returns home looking for redemption but things don’t quite go according to plan…
I’m actually not that sure about this trailer. But I am a fan of ‘that one from Game Of Thrones‘ (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and Gary Cole. The latter whose work I’ve enjoyed in many of my favourite comedy / drama films and TV shows. To name just a few, Pineapple Express (2008), VEEP (2012) and The Good Wife (2009).