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TELL ME WHO I AM (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About Secrets & Lies Between Twins Alex And Marcus Lewis…

Tell Me Who I Am (2019), Marcus Lewis, Netflix
Tell Me Who I Am (2019), Marcus Lewis, Netflix

Based on the autobiography by twins Alex and Marcus Lewis. Tell Me Who I Am is the story of what Marcus did at 18 years of age, when he was faced with an ethical dilemma. The dilemma being whether he should tell his twin brother the horrific truth about his life after losing most of his memory in the wake of a motorcycle accident, or decide to make up a whole new idilic one.

A result of director Ed Perkins’s working with the Lewis brothers Tell Me Who I Am promises an extraordinary story of love, memory, trauma, personal responsibility…

I need to know how Marcus came to the conclusion that lying to his brother was the best option. Misguided good intentions – and perhaps guilt had a little something to do with it.

Marcus was only 18 when he told the lie, Only if he hadn’t waited decades to spill the truth. This should be interesting.

Tell Me Who I Am Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US)…

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DOLITTLE (2020): New Trailer From Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard…

Dolittle (2020), Robert Downey Jr, Universal Pictures
Dolittle (2020), Robert Downey Jr, Universal Pictures

New Fantasy / comedy Dolittle stars Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Michael Sheen and Marion Cotillard in a retelling of the Doctor little story.

A Stephen Gaghan directed tale about a physician who discovers that he can talk to animals and based on a character created by Hugh Lofting…

The animals and Downey Jr’s talents are why I’m interested – and naturally, I’ll of course be comparing this to the 1998 version starring Eddie Murphy.

Antonio Banderas, Kumail Nanjiani, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Jessie Buckley, Selena Gomez, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, and John Cena also star.

Dolittle Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US); February 7th, 2020 (UK)…

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FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS – HOBBS & SHAW (2019): The Things I Liked…

Fast & Furious Presents - Hobbs & Shaw (2019), Jason Statham
Fast & Furious Presents – Hobbs & Shaw (2019), Jason Statham

I personally haven’t watched a Fast & Furious movie in a very long time because I was never overly enthused by them. The main reason I tuned in to Fast & Furious Presents – Hobbs & Shaw is the fun trailer and its main star, Dwayne Johnson. Another reason is the promise of entertaining brotherly banter between Johnson’s Hobbs and Jason Statham’s Shaw, because they’re forced to work together.

My experience with the older Fast & Furious movies I’ve seen prepared me to not expect anything more than some action packed – yet light entertaining fun. As such, when I found myself thinking: ‘It’s OK but I feel as though something’s missing’ – that ‘something’ being depth and notable acting, I was neither mad nor surprised. I did enjoy the chemistry between Statham and Johnson. I just wish that a fair amount of the amusing quips between the two weren’t used up in the trailer. What stands out most for me in Hobbs & Shaw is a very well executed and captured stunt or two – or three. One of them being the motorbike under the truck manoeuvre. 

Other key highlights include, the characters played by Ryan Reynolds and Kevin Hart. I also loved that gorgeous ring on Helen Mirren’s character’s finger. It certainly stole almost all of my attention during the prison visit scene.

As for the less memorable aspects of Hobbs & Shaw, they would be me finding Idris Elba’s villainy to be OK rather than great. There’s also the matter of the first two songs that played once the movie started – not the best choice in my humble opinion. 

There’s indeed some fun to be had with director David Leitch’s action / adventure. Just remember not to expect too much and enjoy the stunts.

Happy Film Loving 

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JUDY & PUNCH (2019): New Trailer Starring Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Benedict Hardie…

Judy & Punch (2019), Mia Wasikowska, Madman Films
Judy & Punch (2019), Mia Wasikowska, Madman Films

New comedy / crime / drama Judy & Punch is the latest from Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman and Benedict Hardie.

Written / directed by Mirrah Foulkes and set in a town called Seaside, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy’s superior puppeteering, but Punch’s driving ambition and love of whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge…

A long time ago, I vaguely recall hearing more than once that the story behind Punch and Judy, the famous traditional 16th century puppet show, featuring Mr. Punch and his wife Judy is actually darker than people realise. I guess it’s time to find out precisely why.

I’m looking forward to the humour among the darkness and of course, Judy’s sweet, sweet vengeance.

Eddie Baroo, Tom Budge, Virginia Gay, Amy Christian, Kiruna Stamell, Don Bridges, Michael M. Foster and Daisy Axon also star.

Judy & Punch Release Dates: November 15th, 2019 (UK)

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THE TURNING (2020): New Trailer From Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince…

The Turning (2020), Mackenzie Davis, Universal Pictures
The Turning (2020), Mackenzie Davis, Universal Pictures

The Turning is  the new Floria Sigismondi directed modern retelling of Henry Jame’s The Turn Of The Screw.

Starring Mackenzie Davis , Finn Wolfhard and Brooklyn Prince, The Turning is the story of a young governess who’s hired to take care of two young children after the deaths of the children’s parents…

I want to see this one to find out just how amused I’ll be when I see that regardless of all the seemingly blatant early signs pointing to things being nowhere near right in that house, Davis’s character decides to remain.

Also, I was really quite ready for this movie to be released just in time for Halloween; but no.

Mark Huberman, Barbara Marten, Niall Greig Fulton, Kim Adis, Denna Thomsen and Karen Egan also star.

The Turning Release Dates: January 24th, 2020 (US)….

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JUNGLE CRUISE (2020): New Trailer From Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Jack Whitehall…

Jungle Cruise (2020), Emily Blunt,Dwayne Johnson, Walt Disney Studios
Jungle Cruise (2020), Emily Blunt,Dwayne Johnson, Walt Disney Studios

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons and Jack Whitehall are the stars of Jungle cruise, a new fantasy / adventure based on Disneyland’s theme park ride.

A ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travellers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals, reptiles, and with a supernatural element…

Looks like quite a fun cross between, Tarzan, and Jumanji. Also, just yesterday I was thinking, ‘I haven’t seen Emily Blunt in a while…’ And now, here she is.

Paul Giamatti, Edgar Ramírez, Veronica Falcón, Andy Nyman, Raphael Alejandro, Mark Ashworth and Quim Gutiérrez also star.

Jungle Cruise Release Dates: July 24th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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DANCING WITH THE BIRDS (2019): New Trailer For Documentary Narrated By Stephen Fry And About Birds Of Paradise…

Dancing With The Birds (2019), Netflix Documentary Narrated By Stephen Fry
Dancing With The Birds (2019), Netflix Documentary Narrated By Stephen Fry

Dancing With The Birds is a new Stephen Fry narrated Netflix documentary about the most beautiful birds-of-paradise and their captivating mating rituals.

Rituals that include flash dancing, shape shifting and more…

I’m of course watching for the birds, the beautiful birds and all their vibrant colours. Also, Stephen Fry who happens to be one of my favourite smart, linguistically gifted and humorous people. Without a doubt, a British treasure.

Dancing With The Birds Release Dates: October 23rd, 2019 (Netflix)

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STUFFED (2019): NeW Trailer For documentary About Taxidermy…

Stuffed (2010), Music Box Films, Taxidermy Documentary
Stuffed (2010), Music Box Films, Taxidermy Documentary

Stuffed is a new documentary about taxidermy – the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of dead animals with lifelike effect.

Directed by Erin Derham, Stuffed follows several artists from different parts of the globe who all share passion for taxidermy…

I’m interested because taxidermy is so very far removed from anything I can picture myself choosing to do.

I find myself especially curious about how each artist discovered their very particular passion.

Stuffed Release Dates: October 16th, 2019 (US)…

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