All posts by Giadreams (themoviemylife.com)

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DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT (2018): New Trailer From Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Jack Black, Rooney Mara…

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018),Joaquin Phoenix
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018),Joaquin Phoenix

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot is the new Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting (1997) co-written and directed movie / biography about John Callahan, a young man who became paralysed after a car accident at age 21, and turned to drawing as a form of therapy.

Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Jack Black and Rooney Mara star…

This one looks like an impressive Joaquin Phoenix performance. Excited to see what Jack Black and Jonah Hill bring to the film; two comedy men who are also good in dramatic roles. Having not heard of John Callahan untill now, maybe this movie treat us to some great drawings.

Lastly, I Just randomly noticed that the three main male actors have ‘J’ names.

Beth Ditto and Udo Kier also star.

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot release Dates: May 11th, 2018 (US)…

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DEAR DICTATOR (2018): New Trailer From Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush…

Dear Dictator (2018), Odeya Rush, Michael Caine
Dear Dictator (2018), Odeya Rush, Michael Caine

In new comedy Dear Dictator, political turmoil forces a British-Caribbean dictator to flee his island nation and seek refuge with a rebellious teenage girl in suburban America. He in turn helps her to start a revolution and overthrow the “mean girls” in her high school.

Dear Dictator is written / directed by Lisa Addario and Joe Syracuse, while Michael Caine, Katie Holmes and Odeya Rush star…

I’m mostly curious about this movie because of Michael Caine. Nevertheless, something about it tells me that I may end up quitting it before the end. That little hopeful part of me would love to be proved wrong, as always.

Jason Biggs and Seth green also star.

Dear Dictator Release Dates: March 16th, 2018 (US)…

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G

HOME AGAIN (2017): It’s…

Home Again (2017), Reece Witherspoon
Home Again (2017), Reece Witherspoon

Home Again is a comedy / drama / romance that’s written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer; daughter of popular romantic comedy filmmaker Nancy Meyers (It’s Complicated (2009), Something’s Gotta Give (2003), The Holiday (2006), etc).

The reason I was drawn to this film is simple, Reese Witherspoon and the chance to see her in a fun-(ish) movie. By the end of Meyers-Shyer’s story about an LA single mother, whose life takes an unexpected turn when she allows three young guys to move in with her, I was left wanting. I found myself feeling as though absolutely nothing had happened in the movie, even though I’d just sat and watched it for 1.5 hours. 

I promise that I’m not deliberately trying to sound like a stereotypically male film fan who doesn’t like romantic comedies because ‘nothing happens.’ in them. There’s very little that’s memorable or particularly noteworthy to report. I definitely did not love this movie. I also wouldn’t say I hate it. I simply wish it were better.

If I tried to think especially hard about what’s good about Home Again, I’d say that I enjoyed looking at sunny LA, especially since at time of writing, I’m personally in the midst of an annoyingly grey winter. I may add also add that I was inspired by the positive attitude of Witherspoon’s character’s love interest. Lastly, I might say that I didn’t completely dislike some of the sweet / touching moments in this film. What kind of person hates a touch moment after all?

All in all, Home Again is quite forgettable. Perhaps watch it if I’ve somehow sold it to you – which I doubt.

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G

SEEING ALLRED (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About The Work Of Gloria Allred…

Seeing Allred (2018), Gloria Allred
Seeing Allred (2018), Gloria Allred

Gloria Allred has devoted more than forty years to asserting and protecting women’s rights.

Directed by Roberta Grossman and Sophie Sartain Seeing Allred follows her as she takes on the biggest names in American culture as coverage of sexual assault allegations in the media become more and more prevalent…

It’s about time I learned more about Allred; a clearly impressive woman I don’t already know enough about.

Seeing Allred Release Dates: January 21st, 2018 (US)…

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G

MANOLO – THE BOY WHO MADE SHOES FOR LIZARDS (2016): The Things I Liked…

Manolo - The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2017), Manolo Blahnik
Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2017), Manolo Blahnik

Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards, the documentary about Manolo Blahnik, a.k.a. ’the best shoe-maker of the 20th and 21st centuries’ delivers an intimate portrait of the acclaimed shoe designer. I’d also describe it as relaxed viewing, especially considering the film’s idyllic and often dream-like look and feel. Your heart will not race as you watch. Well, except if the sight of very well designed high fashion shoes usually does that for you.

Through interviews, re-enactments, recent footage, and more, Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards reveals Blahnik’s inspirations / muses (past and present), some of his collections and his design process from idea to finished shoe.

Some of the featured fans and friends of Blahnik include music / fashion / beauty superstar Rihanna, Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, British supermodel Naomi Campbell and the late Isabella Blow – discoverer of Alexander McQueen, magazine editor and muse to hat designer Philip Treacy.

My favourite of all the people featured has to be late fashion photographer Cecil Beaton. His personality, based on the clips shown must have been very delightful indeed.

I had to watch this documentary because fashion is art and impressive creatives like Blahnik are infinitely intriguing to me. With that said, watch it for one or two surprising truths about Blahnik,  if you’re anything like me and / or you adore fashion and very beautiful shoes.

Happy film Loving

G

BEIRUT (2018): New Trailer From Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham…

Beirut (2018), Jon Hamm
Beirut (2018), Jon Hamm

In Brad Anderson directed Beirut, Jon Hamm is a U.S. diplomat who flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years pass and he’s called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Rosamund Pike and Shea Whigham also star…

I want to see this so I can have another film to add to my list of favourite Jon Hamm performances, besides Mad Men and Friends With Kids (2011). This character seems to be complex enough to make this movie rather interesting.

I also haven’t watched Baby Driver (2017) yet so there’s still that. Not quite sure how ‘complex’ Hamm’s character is likely to be though.

Beirut Release Dates: April 13th, 2018 (US)

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G

PANDAS (2018): New Trailer For Panda Documentary…

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Set at Chengdu Panda Base in China, where scientists are dedicated to protecting the species by breeding adult Giant Pandas, in order to introduce cubs into the wild, Pandas promises an exciting adventure directed by David Douglas, Drew Fellman and captured with IMAX (R) Cameras…

I know that pandas are cute because they are. Plus, I’ve seen Kung Fu Panda 3 a good number of times. However, since the pandas I saw at San Diego Zoo a few years ago just sat around eating and nothing else, I kind of decided that I wasn’t that into them after all.

Now that I’ve seen this trailer though, it’s probably safe to say that I’m very much back in love. I’ll be watching mainly for the overwhelming cuteness; but also to learn a thing or two.

Pandas Release Date: April 6th, 2018 (US)…

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BREAKING IN (2018): New Trailer From Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral…

Breaking In (2018), Gabrielle Union
Breaking In (2018), Gabrielle Union

Directed by James McTeigue; starring Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke and Richard Cabralhe, Breaking In is the story of a mother who must fight to protect her family during a home invasion…

I have to learn precisely how Union’s character manages to outsmart the criminals. I also want this movie to be better than Halle Berry’s Kidnap (2017). And there’s really only one way to find out if it is.

Ajiona Alexus, Jason George and Seth Carr also star.

Breaking In Release Dates: May 11th, 2018 (US)…

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