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TRYING (2020): New Trailer For UK Adoption Mini Series Starring Rafe Spall, Esther Smith, Imelda Staunton…

Trying (2020),  Esther Smith, Rafe Spall
Trying (2020), Esther Smith, Rafe Spall, Apple TV+

Trying is a new comedy starring Rafe Spall, Imelda Staunton and Esther Smith.

Set in the UK, Smith and Spall play a young couple as they navigate the adoption process in their journey to becoming parents.

I wonder how similar this will be compared to Instant Family (2018).

Either way, I hope for some refreshing comedy and a happy ending for two seemingly decent people.

Robyn Cara, Sarah Niles, Jonathan Rhodes, Simon Bubb, Diana Pozharskaya, Amber Aga and Darren Boyd also star.

Trying Release Dates: May 1st, 2020 (US & UK), Apple TV+

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BAD EDUCATION (2019): New Trailer Starring Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Alex Wolff, Geraldine Viswanathan…

Bad Education (2020), Hugh Jackman, HBO
Bad Education (2020), Hugh Jackman, HBO

Hugh Jackman (Frank Tassone) and Allison Janney’s (Pam Gluckin) latest comedy / drama Bad Education is all about the unfolding of the single largest public school embezzlement scandal in history.

 Directed by Cory Finley, Bad Education is set in Long Island, New York and features additional key cast including Ray Romano, Geraldine Viswanathan, Alex Wolff…

In for the great performances and humour, as always but I also definitely want to see just how dramatically all the lies unravel and the perpetrators get brought to justice.

The combination of Jackman and Janney is clearly a win. It actually seems odd that they haven’t already been in a movie together. I could be wrong of course.

Kathrine Narducci, Kathrine Narducci, Stephanie Kurtzuba, Annaleigh Ashford, Jimmy Tatro, Pat Healy, Welker White, Kayli Carter, Ray Abruzzo, Rafael Casal and Catherine Curtin also star.

Bad Education Release Dates: April 25th, 2020 (US)…

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THE GREAT (2019): New Trailer From Elle Fanning, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley…

The Great (2020), Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Hulu
The Great (2020), Nicholas Hoult, Elle Fanning, Hulu

Nicholas Hoult and Elle Fanning are the stars of new comedy / drama The Great.

A ‘sort of based on a true story’ tale of a royal woman from rural Austria, who marries an Emperor. Only she finds out that her life is not quite what she’d imagined and she’ll have to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia.

Additional key cast includes Phoebe Fox Adam Godley, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge…

I’m in for the power struggle, the costumes, plus the entertaining silliness and word play.

Gwilym Lee, Paul O’Kelly, Bayo Gbadamosi, Michael Odin Cartwright, Charlie Price, Christophe Tek, Phill Webster, Sacha Dhawan and Sebastian De Souza also star.

The Great Release Dates: May 15th, 2020 (US)…

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DEFENDING JACOB (2020): New Trailer From Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Betty Gabriel, Jaeden Martell…

Defending Jacob (2020), Chris Evans, Apple TV+
Defending Jacob (2020), Chris Evans, Apple TV+

Based on the best selling book by William Landay, Defending Jacob is a new mystery / thriller starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell and Betty Gabriel.

This is the story of Andy (Evans) and Laurie Barber (Dockery), whose fourteen year-old son (Martell) has been accused of murdering his friend and classmate.

Based on this trailer, Jacob seems guilty. Assuming he’s innocent, how awful would it be if Evans’s character ends up having to go to jail? Looks like a very promising mystery to me.

Sakina Jaffrey, Cherry Jones, Bradley Ryan Knispel, Pablo Schreiber, Jordan Alexa Davis, Daniel Henshall, Ben Taylor, Ted Arcidi, Megan Byrne, Tamara Hickey and Poorna Jagannathan also star.

Defending Jacob Release Dates: April 24th, 2020 (US), Apple TV+

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ONWARD (2020): The Things I Liked…

Onward (2019), Disney Pixar
Onward (2019), Disney Pixar

Onward is a movie with a beautiful big brother / little brother relationship at its heart. And this relationship is my favourite thing about the latest Disney Pixar animated adventure starring Chris pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers set off on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there. A quest that neither could do without the other. 

In terms of how much I enjoyed the story, I think Onward is OK. I wanted to have been more engrossed with it all but there wasn’t enough newness to it, theme wise. There wasn’t necessarily much animated cuteness either butI l doubt I’d have noticed that if I’d loved the way the story played from beginning to end. It’s really the last third of director Dan Scanlon’s film that I enjoyed most. Before then, I was more than a little impatient for the results of the film’s central magic spell to manifest.

Other things I enjoyed about Onward include the fullness of Holland’s character Ian’s blue hair and what Scanlon’s film has to say about belief in general – but especially self belief and confidence.

As far as animated movies about sibling relationships go, particularly the big brother / little brother dynamic, my favourite will probably always be Big Hero 6 (2014).

Watch Onward because it’s not bad and perhaps you’ll find even more to love than I did. 

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A PERFECT 14 (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About Plus-Size Modelling…

A Perfect 14 (2018), Gravitas Ventures
A Perfect 14 (2018), Gravitas Ventures

Written / directed by Giovanna Morales Vargas, A Perfect 14 is a new documentary that will explore the world of plus-size modelling through the experiences of three plus-size models. Namely Elly Mayday, Laura Wells and Kerosene Deluxe. 

I want an inside look into the way the world of fashion modelling is being forced to change for the better.

I can’t denied that it took me a few seconds (OK, maybe just under half a minute) to realise the title ‘The Perfect 14‘ is referencing the old adage ‘The Perfect 10.’

A Perfect 14 Release Dates: March 31st, 2020 (US)…

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THE WILLOUGHBYS (2020): New Trailer From Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara, Maya Rudolph, Ricky Gervais…

The Willoughbys (2020), Netflix
The Willoughbys (2020), Netflix

New animated comedy The Willoughbys is all about four children who are dissatisfied with their parents.

Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. And so begins their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

Directed by Kris Pearn, Cory Evans and Rob Lodermeier; The Willoughbys stars Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara, Ricky Gervais…

Considering that I’ve never read the books on which The Willoughbys is based, I kind of want to know in which way the children get a happy ending.

The only thing is, I wonder how long it’ll take for me to get comfortable with the severe pointedness of all their seriously sharp noses.

Jane Krakowski, Terry Crews, Seán Cullen, Shannon Chan-Kent, Rebecca Husain, Robyn Ross and Cristina Rosato also star.

The Willoughbys Release Dates: April 22nd, 2020 (US)…

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COFFEE & KAREEM (2020): New Trailer From taraji P. Henson, Ed Helpms, Betty Gilpin, Andrew Bachelor…

Coffee & Kareem (2020), Ed Helms, Netflix
Coffee & Kareem (2020), Ed Helms, Netflix

Taraji P. Henson, Ed Helms, Betty Gilpin and Andrew Bachelor (King Bach) are the stars of Coffee and Kareem. A new comedy about a twelve-year-old ‘s plan to scare his mom’s new boyfriend – police officer James Coffee backfiring, and forcing Coffee and Kareem to work together. All so they can save themselves from Detroit’s most ruthless drug kingpin.

Directed by Michael Dowse, additional key cast includes Terrence Little Gardenhigh, Jesse Hutch, David Alan Grier…

I’m looking forward to this one because I like Helms, Henson and Gilpin. Plus, that slap at 1:21 into this trailer is amusingly crisp and precise. There’s also the above image of Helms in the hat which happens to make me smile every time I look at it.

Chance Hurstfield, Serge Houde, RonReaco Lee, Samantha Cole, Fraser Aitcheson and Garfield Wilson also star.

Coffee & Kareem Release Dates: April 3rd, 2020 (US)…

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