All posts by Giadreams (themoviemylife.com)

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THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES – NEW & SELECTED (2017): New Trailer From Adam Sandler, Grace Van Patten, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson…

The Meyerowitz Stories - New & Selected (2017), Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller
The Meyerowitz Stories – New & Selected (2017), Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller

Starring Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson and Adam Sandler; The Meyerowitz Stories – New & Selected is the latest from writer / director Noah Baumbach. Stiller, Hoffman, Sandler and Thompson play members of an estranged family that gathers in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father…

I particularly like the idea of Stiller, Sandler and Hoffman performing together. I’m also in for the family dynamics that’ll undoubtedly result in interesting conflict; not that I like to see family members fight, you understand…

The Meyerowitz Stories (New & Selected) Release Dates

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THE FLORIDA PROJECT (2017): New Trailer From Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Caleb Landry Jones…

The Florida Project (2017), Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince
The Florida Project (2017), Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince

The Florida Project is a drama set in the shadows of Disney World and tells the story of a precocious 6-year-old called Moonee. Moonee courts mischief and adventure with her playmates and bonds with her rebellious, caring mother. Directed and co-written by Sean Baker; the film’s stars include Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Valeria Cotto, Caleb Landry Jones

I’m interested in the story and it looks as though the main little girl (Brooklynn Prince) is quite the talent. A big part of me also just wants to look and look and look at the beautiful purple building.

The Florida Project Release Dates: October 6th, 2017 (US); January 12th, 2018 (UK)…

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GEMINI (2017): New Trailer From Zoe Kravitz, Lola Kirke, John Cho, Ricki Lake…

Gemini (2017), Lola Kirke
Gemini (2017), Lola Kirke

A personal assistant to a Hollywood starlet must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity after a heinous crime tests her relationship with her boss. Written / directed by Aaaron Katz, the film’s stars include Zoe Kravitz, Lola Kirke, John Cho and Ricki Lake…

I’m not generally a fan of trailers that last longer than 90 seconds. However, I found myself so drawn in by everything happening in this one that I didn’t notice the near two and a half minute run time.  At this point I just really want to know what happened. It kind of makes me think of the shadiest of shady friendships that I was most recently exposed to in Always Shine (2015).

Gemini Release Dates

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THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (2017): New Trailer From Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan…

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Colin Farrell
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017), Colin Farrell

Co-written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing of a Sacred Deer stars Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone and Barry Keoghan. At the heart of the story is a charismatic surgeon who’s forced to make an unthinkable sacrifice after his life starts to fall apart and  the behaviour of a teenage boy he has taken under his wing turns sinister…

I remember enjoying The Lobster (2015), – the last Yorgos Lanthimos movie I watched. Therefore, I’m thinking and hoping  that  this is unlikely to disappoint. There’s also the wonderfully full beard that Colin Farrell is sporting. I at least need to look at that a little more.

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REMEMORY (2017): New Trailer From Peter Dinklage, Anton Yelchin, Julia Ormond, Henry Ian Cusick…

Rememory (2017), Peter Dinklage
Rememory (2017), Peter Dinklage

In Rememory starring Peter Dinklage, Anton Yelchin, Julia Ormond and Henry Ian Cusick, a widow stumbles upon one of her late husband’s inventions; a device that’s able to record and play a person’s memory…

The plot of  Rememory seems a little similar to that of The Discovery (2017). I wonder which I’ll prefer. I’ll definitely be watching because I was a huge Anton Yelchin fan and it’s also great to see the talented Mr. Dinklage in a promising starring role.

Rememory Release Dates: August 24th, 2017, (US)…

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MOLLY’S GAME (2017): New Trailer Aaron Sorkin, Starring Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera…

Molly's Game (2017), Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba
Molly’s Game (2017), Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Aaron Sorkin, a Hollywood name most film lovers know purely for his great screenwriting abilities has directed an exciting looking drama. Starring Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain, Michael Cera and Kevin Costner, Molly’s Game is a true story about an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target…

I’m excited for reasons including the fact that I really enjoy Aaron Sorkin’s writing. As such, I’m hoping that his directing will be great too. The paring of Elba and Chastain is one I didn’t know I wanted to see until I just saw it. Fingers crossed that this movie turns out really well.

Chris O’Dowd, Rachel Skarsten and Bill Camp also star.

Molly’s Game Release Dates: November 22nd, 2017 (US), December 29th, 2017 (UK)…

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CHiPs (2017): The Thing I Liked…

CHiPs (2017), Michael Peña, Dax Shepherd
CHiPs (2017), Michael Peña, Dax Shepherd

I tuned in to ChiPs because of the trailer. I also happened to be in the mood for laughs in a movie with actors I already like. Michael Peña I appreciate because of End of Watch (2012) and Dax Shepherd for his recent appearance in an Interview on Hot Ones, a very popular YouTube series I enjoy.

With additional cast that includes, Kristen Bell, Maya Rudolph and Vincent D’Onofrio, CHiPs also has Shepherd occupying the director’s seat. The good news is that the thought, ‘that wasn’t a bad opener’ did cross my mind by the end of the first seven minutes of ChiPs. I enjoyed the shenanigans of the two Los Angeles Highway Patrol motorcycle officers played by Shepherd and Peña. I can therefore say that I found ChiPs adequately entertaining, story-wise. Another highlight with this movie is the beautiful imagery of Los Angeles plus Peña and Shepherd’s chemistry, however awkward at times. 

I see ChiPs as an answer to the question ‘what’s the name of Dax Shepherd and Michael Peña’s movie?’ It’s certainly that for me more than it’s an answer to the question ‘which buddy / cop movie do you highly recommend?’

With that said, watch ChiPs if you’re really curious. I was, so I did. Luckily for me, I regret nothing.

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THE MUMMY (2017): The Things I Liked…

The Mummy (2017), Sofia Boutella
The Mummy (2017), Sofia Boutella

Starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Russell Crowe and Annabelle Wallis, there are parts of director Alex Kurtzman’s The Mummy, a story about an ancient Egyptian princess, awakened from her crypt and determined to wreak havoc, that I enjoyed. An example would be Russell Crowe’s ‘second character’ who proved a lot of fun to watch even though he appears but very briefly.

Another highlight is courtesy of Sofia Boutella, an actress who was introduced to many audiences as Gazelle in Matthew Vaughn’s rather good Kingsman – The Secret Service (2014). I adored Gazelle even though she was a ‘baddie’ and I therefore knew that Boutella would bring something special, especially physicality-wise to the character of The Mummy (Princess Ahmanet).

Princess Ahmanet stood out so much for me that all other performances and characters’s mostly paled in comparison. Perhaps her character was just the most interesting overall. What I know for sure is that I found myself genuinely scared of the idea that I might personally encounter the princess as I went about my day. Something to do with the costume design and special effects, as well as Boutella’s performance. There’s also the fact that a lot of the film is set in London, England my beloved city.

There are points during The Mummy when I thought, ‘this is interesting, I think I’m quite excited about the other movies coming from Universals ‘Dark Universe’. Unfortunately though, by the end of the film, I wasn’t so sure because I ended up feeling as though the movie was far more basic in terms of the story, writing and execution-wise, overall than what I’d been hoping for – especially for a Tom Cruise movie. 

On a positive note, I’m now even more curious about Egypt’s real history and I may just delve into that as a result. I may even…

Who am I kidding? I’m busy and far too in love with film to make time for more history books.

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