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MACHINES (2017): New Trailer For Documentary About Life & Work In A Gigantic Textile Factory In Gujarat, India…

Machines (2017)
Machines (2017)

Telling us a story of inequality, oppression, the huge divide between rich, poor and the perspectives of both; director Rahul Jain’s documentary, Machines is set in a gigantic textile factory in Gujarat, India. A factory where dehumanising physical labor and intense hardship are the rhythm of life…

I’m in for the visuals, memorable images and interviews with the workers. This trailer reminds me of one of my favourite documentaries, The True Cost (2015) –  which like this one, also featured Livia Firth and fashion designer Stella McCartney.

Machines Release Dates: August 9th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

THE COMEDIAN (2016): The Thing I Liked…

The Comedian (2016), Robert De Niro
The Comedian (2016), Robert De Niro

I recall someone saying that The Comedian, a comedy starring Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Danny DeVito and Leslie Mann wasn’t great. This surprised me considering the very talented cast. I of course watched it anyway and can say that there were moments where I laughed and smiled.

Directed by Taylor Hackford and with De Niro playing a sort of lovable rogue in the shape of an ageing insult comic named Jack Burke, I wouldn’t call this film one of the most memorable movies in De Niro’s filmography. It reminded me a little of what I love most about Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm; a situation comedy series where Larry David plays a version of himself. David’s character says what he truly thinks and does precisely as he wishes even if it makes everyone around him, especially his loved ones extremely uncomfortable therefore keeping them in an almost constant state of ‘suffering’ – to great comic effect.

The Comedian is no where near as funny as Curb but it was tolerable enough for me to watch the entire thing. If anything about this movie can be described as forced, it’s perhaps the comedy element. When considering the events that take place in the film and how they unfold, I certainly wouldn’t describe much of it as ‘bursting at the seams with cliches’ at least not from my pesrpective – and that’s a good thing.

I say watch it if you must but only if you must.

Happy Film Loving .

G

STRONGER (2017): New Trailer From Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany…

Stronger (2017), Jake Gyllenhaal
Stronger (2017), Jake Gyllenhaal

In Stonger which is based on a true story, Jake Gyllenhaal plays Jeff Bauman, a victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Whilst struggling to recover from the devastating trauma, he helps the police track down the killers. Stronger is directed by David Gordon Green and also stars Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown…

I want to and will watch this because Jake Gyllenhaal is super and director David Gordon Green also directed one of my favourite films, Pineapple Express (2008). I kind of don’t want to see it because a) I just saw plenty in the trailer and b) I don’t want to watch too many movies that make me cry – a lot. I’m a sensitive soul, you understand and tears can be draining.

Stronger Release Dates: September 22nd, 2017 (US)…

Happy FilmLoving

G

MARSHALL (2017): New Trailer From Chadwick Boseman, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Jussie Smollett, Kate Hudson…

Marshall (2017), Chadwick Boseman
Marshall (2017), Chadwick Boseman

Marshall is the story of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Jussie Smollett and Kate Hudson, director Reginald Hudlin takes us through one of Marshall’s career-defining cases…

I’m excited because Boseman is good and Marshall the man is interesting because of his achievements. Also, what I’ve seen so far in this trailer is reminding me of the undeniable cool factor as embodied by Denzel Washington’s character in American Gangster (2007) – a movie I need to re-watch again soon.

Marshall Release Dates: October 13th, 2017 (US)…

Keesha Sharp, James Croomwell, Sophia Bush and Barrett Doss also star.

Happy Film Loving

G

TO THE BONE (2017): New Trailer From Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston, Liana Liberato…

To The Bone (2017), Lily Collins
To The Bone (2017), Lily Collins

In To The Bone which stars Lily Collins, Keanu Reeves, Carrie Preston and Liana Liberato, Collins plays a young woman dealing with anorexia for whom hope comes in the shape of an unconventional doctor (Keanu Reeves)…

I’m interested to take in what this movie has to say about anorexia and how it says it. If I’m really honest though, another really big reason I’ll tune in is because I loved Carrie Preston’s character (Elsbeth Tascioni) in the hit drama series The Good Wife (2009 – 2016) and I’m curious to see her in what looks like a very different type of role.

Written and directed by Marti Noxon, To The Bone also stars Lili Taylor, Brooke Smith and Hana Hayes.

To The Bone Release Dates: July 14th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (2017): New Trailer From Miles Teller, Hayley Bennett, Amy Schumer…

 

Thank You For Your Service (2017), Miles Teller
Thank You For Your Service (2017), Miles Teller

In Thank You For Your Service, the new war drama / biography starring Miles Teller and Hayley Bennett, a group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq are struggling to integrate back into family and civilian life…

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is interesting and my two favourite war films – American Sniper (2014) and The Hurt Locker (2008) touch on the subject to a degree. In Thank You For Your Service, PTSD is the main focus and so I must watch. The other reason for me to watch is Teller because of his memorable work in Whiplash (2014). Also I’m curious about Bennett. I’ve seen her in a number of trailers but I’m yet to watch one of her movies.

Directed by Jason Hall; Joe Cole and Keisha Castle-Hughes also star.

Thank You For Your Service Release Dates: October 27th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK (2017): New Trailer From Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, Pierce Brosnan, Callum Turner…

The Only Living Boy In New York (2017): Kate Beckinsale, Callum Turner
The Only Living Boy In New York (2017): Kate Beckinsale, Callum Turner

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, Pierce Brosnan, Callum Turner and set in New York City, The Only Living Boy In New York is all about a recent college graduate whose life is upended by his father’s mistress…

I’m curious about the heartbreak that’s sure to find the protagonist. That’s my reason for watching – along with my curiosity about Callum Turner. I’m curious because he looks like someone I used to know in high school and I want to reminisce.

Cynthia Nixon, Debi Mazar and Faith Logan also star.

The Only Living Boy In New York Release Dates: August 11th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

SHOT CALLER (2017): New Trailer From Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal…

Shot Caller (2017), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Shot Caller (2017), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Shot Caller is the new crime / thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal and Max Greenfield. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, Coster-Waldau is a newly released prison gangster who’s forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime on the streets of Southern California…

The initial trailer for this movie didn’t look particularly great. Plus, I’ve seen enough prison drama movies to be able to guess quite accurately the way things will progress If nothing else, this movie will will be a good reminder of just how quickly one’s life can change because of one mistake. As a fan of Mr Coster-Waldau and lady Bell, I’m willing to give Shot Caller a chance.

Shot Caller Release Dates

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G