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BLUE PLANET 2 (2018): New BBC Earth Trailer For David Attenborough Documentary…

Blue Planet (2017)
Blue Planet (2017)

I doubt that there’s today a more highly respected name where nature documentaries are concerned than Sir David Attenborough. At least not in the United Kingdom. Following the success of Blue Planet (2001), Attenborough returns for a second dive into the powerful, unforgiving, yet beautiful and compelling ocean to give us access to the greatest and least known parts of our planet…

Watching this trailer really makes me wish that I were less of a wuss when it comes to underwater creatures. Thank goodness that I live in a time when I don’t actually have to go diving to know whats beneath the surface. I’ll be tuning in because Attenborough is brilliant, as are the stunning images in this trailer.

Blue Planet 2 Release Dates: October 29th, 2017 (UK)…

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I LOVE YOU, DADDY (2017): New Trailer From Louis C.K., Helen Hunt, John Malkovich, Chloe Grace Moretz…

I Love You, Daddy (2017), John Malkovich, Chloe Grace Moretz
I Love You, Daddy (2017), John Malkovich, Chloe Grace Moretz

In I Love you Daddy, stand up comic Louis C.K. is a successful television writer whose daughter becomes the interest of an ageing filmmaker with an appalling past. Written and directed by C.K.; Helen Hunt, John Malkovich, Chloe Grace Moretz and Rose Byrne also star…

I can try and imagine the various ways Louis C.K.s character is going to try and deal with the situation, but I’m sure that the way he executes will turn out better than what I picture. As a big fan of his stand up comedy and television show – Louie, before even reading the synopsis I’d already decided to watch. Louis C.K. is one of my favourite comics after all.

I Love You, Daddy Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (US)…

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12 STRONG (2018): New Trailer From Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Taylor Sheridan…

12 Strong (2018), Michael Shannon
12 Strong (2018), Michael Shannon

Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, 12 Strong is the true story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. There task, to work with an Afghani warlord to take down the Taliban…

Once again, as I do with most war movies I watch, I have to ask the question, how likely is this film to take the place of the The Hurt Locker as my favourite war movie?

12 Strong Release Dates: January 19th, 2018 (US); January 26th, 2018 (UK)…

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HANGMAN (2017): New Trailer From Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow…

Hangman (2017), Karl Urban, Al Pacino
Hangman (2017), Karl Urban, Al Pacino

Al Pacino, Karl Urban and Brittany Snow are the stars of Hangman, a Johnny Martin directed thriller about a homicide detective and a criminal profiler on the hunt for a serial killer…

Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman’s Se7en (1995) has me believing that in every serial killer movie, a member of the investigative team is going to die, or at the very least be targeted by the serial killer. I’m tuning in because of Pacino and the story. I actually haven’t watched a good serial killer drama since the earlier seasons of The Mentalist. I live in hope.

Hangman Release Dates

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24 HOURS TO LIVE (2017): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Rutger Hauer, Liam Cunningham, Paul Anderson…

24 Hours To Live (2017), Ethan Hawke
24 Hours To Live (2017), Ethan Hawke

In 24 Hours To Live, Ethan Hawke is an assassin seeking redemption after being given a second chance at life. Directed by Brian Smrz, Rutger Hauer and Paul Anderson also star…

I enjoy a great assassin movie. However, I don’t know how good this is going to be but I want to find out because Mr. Hawke usually makes good choices.

24 Hours To Live Release Dates: December 1st, 2017 (US)…

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BAYWATCH (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Baywatch (2017), Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson
Baywatch (2017), Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson

Random great one liners here and there are really the main highlight in the 2017 version of Baywatch. Directed by Seth Gordon and starring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra and Aexandra Daddario, this is a film that made me laugh mostly when I watched the trailer. It’s unfortunate foe me that Gordon’s movie contains some seriously cringe worthy moments and dialogue. If you like that sort of thing then you’re in luck! I mean, people complained about Ed Sheeran’s cameo on Game of Thrones but David Hasselhoff’s appearance in Baywatch felt far more awkward, for me.

Am I crazy for thinking that the original Baywatch television series about a group of California lifeguards may have had a little more substance than this re-imagining? The first thing that disappointed me when the movie started is the the lack of sufficient character back story. How else was I going to connect with them and become invested if I hardly know a thing about most of the key players. 

It had never really occurred to me just how dissatisfied the Baywatch characters must have been with their own jobs. In Seth gordon’s movie they appear to be so unhappy that they assume the roles of police officers. Isn’t that illegal? Did the TV series take things this far and I just didn’t notice? Generally, I know that this is a movie and things have to be ‘bigger and better’ but for me it was definitely bigger and more ridiculous.

If I had to pick a favourite moment, in this movie, I choose the beautiful fireworks display towards the end. That’s really it because the trailer proved better than the finished product. A far too common trend with comedies, it seems.

Watch it only if you absolutely must.

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THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES (2017): The Things I Liked…

The Incredible Jessica James (2017), Jessica Williams
The Incredible Jessica James (2017), Jessica Williams

The Incredible Jessica James is not a super hero movie as I first thought. It is in fact a comedy about an aspiring New York based playwright played by Jessica Williams. Williams is an actor who’s not completely new to me thanks to People Places Things (2015)one of my favourite comedies of 2015.

The story, written and directed by Jim Strouse who also wrote and directed  People Places Things, centres around Miss James’s friendship with a guy called Boone (Chris O’Dowd). A friendship that begins whilst Miss Jones is on the rebound from a break-up.

There are definitely one or two scenes at the beginning of this movie where I thought, ‘the camera is definitely spending too long on this moment’. Luckily for me, as the film progressed, I just liked it more and more. Williams did a good job of portraying all that is incredible about Miss James and I enjoyed the writing, especially as I found that I identify with Miss James in a number of ways. To mention just one way (you may relate to this too), I too have a slightly less than ordinary dream that also requires much dedication.

Noël Wells, an actor I first saw in Aziz Ansari’s rather good series Master Of None was a highlight. I also loved O’Dowd who was as always a delight to watch in comedy / drama roles.

By the end of The Incredible Jessica James , my thoughts had evolved from ‘the camera is definitely spending too long on this moment’ to ‘Miss James may not wear a special suit or a cape, but she really is quite incredible’. Not only did I want to be as cool as Jessica James, but I’d decided that I’d definitely tune in in the event that this movie were turned into a series.

Watch it and see.

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G

SWEET VIRGINIA (2017): New Trailer From Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots, Christopher Abbott…

 

Sweet Virginia (2017), Christopher Abbott, Jon Bernthal
Sweet Virginia (2017), Christopher Abbott, Jon Bernthal

Sweet Virginia is the story of a former rodeo champ who befriends a man with violent tendencies. Directed by Jamie M. Dagg; Jon Bernthal, Imogen Poots and Christopher Abbott star…

I’m in because of this trailer’s intriguingly dark quality. I’ve also encountered Bernthal’s face in quite a few trailer thumbnails recently and I just want to to see something else great that he’s in so I can stop thinking of him as the character he plays in The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) and We Are Your Friends (2015). My senses also tell me that there’s a potentially great face-off coming between Bernthal and Abbott’s characters.

Sweet Virginia Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (US)…

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