All posts by Giadreams (themoviemylife.com)

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THE HOLLARS (2016): New From John Krasinski, Anna Kendrick, Sharlto Copley…

The Hollars (2016), John Krasinski
The Hollars (2016), John Krasinski

Starring and directed by John Krasinski, The Hollars is a family drama / comedy about what happens when a son returns to his home town after learning of his mother’s illness…

I’m tuning into this one for the comedy, intriguing family dynamics and a cast that in addition to krasinski, includes Charlie Day, Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Josh Groban, Margo Martindale and Sharlto Copley.

The Hollars Release Dates: August 25th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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LA LA LAND (2016): New From Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend and J.K. Simmons

La La Land (2016), Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
La La Land (2016), Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

When I realised that La La Land, the new movie starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone  was written and directed by the same person (Damien Chazelle) who brought us 2014’s Oscar winning movie, Whiplash, I knew something worthy was coming.

The premise of the film is simple; a jazz pianist falls in love with an aspiring actress in Los Angeles (a.k.a. La La Land)…

Teaser 1

Teaser 2

On account of director Chazelle’s musical backdround, it’s unsurprising that music is once again a key theme in one of his movies. If somehow you haven’t already seen Whiplash, do so at once!

The La La Land trailer peaks my interest only slightly at this point. It’s probably something to do with the edit and what I imagine is my slight disinterest in watching Stone and Gosling as a couple once more. I first saw them cast opposite each other romantically in  Crazy Stupid Love (2011). My fingers are crossed that I end up enjoying La la Land more than I anticipate. Especially considering my natural aversion to musicals.

John Legend, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt and Sonoya Mizuno also star.

La La Land Release Dates: December 16th, 2016 (US); January 13th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film loving 🙂

G

LOVING (2016): New Trailer From Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon & Ruth Negga

Loving (2016), Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton
Loving (2016), Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton

Starring Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon and Ruth Negga, the title of todays movie, Loving isn’t just symbolic because of the nature of the story. It’s also poetic for it’s the surname of the key protagonists Richard and Mildred Loving.

Loving tells the story of the interracial couple whose 1967 court case (Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1) led to the end of all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.

I’m looking forward to a well executed story, an important one in the fight for progress and equality.

Directed by Jeff Nichols; Bill Camp, Nick Kroll, Terry Abney and Christopher Mann also star.

Loving Release Dates: November 4th, 2016 (US); February 3rd, 2017 (UK); February 15th, 2017 (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

TABLE 19 (2017): New Trailer Starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, Lisa Kudrow…

Table 19 (2017), Thomas Cocquerel, Anna Kendrick
Table 19 (2017), Thomas Cocquerel, Anna Kendrick

Jeffrey Blitz is the director behind the new Anna Kendrick, Stephen Merchant, Craig Robinson and Lisa Kudrow comedy/ drama, Table 19.

Table 19 is that table at a wedding for the random people that the bride and groom aren’t particularly close to anymore, but feel obligated to invite…

I already like the vibe of this trailer, thanks to the edit and music. Also, brothers Jay and Mark Duplass are the writers which  means that at the very least it’s going to be watchable.

Thomas Cocquerel, Tony Revolori, June Squib, Amanda Crew and Wyatt Russell also make an appearance.

Table 19 Release Dates: January 20th, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

RICHARD LINKLATER THE DREAM IS DESTINY (2016): New Trailer For Documentary On The Life & Work Of Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny (2016), Julie Delpy, Richard Linklater
Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny (2016), Julie Delpy, Richard Linklater

The life and work of award winning independent Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the subject of the new documentary from Louis Black and Karen Bernstein.

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny promises the story of Linklater and his focus on independent film – including how and where it all began…

I love Linklater’s Before Midnight (2013) and the two films in the series that came before. Boyhood (2014) is also Impressive. However, I must admit that this trailer nearly put me to sleep. I’m going to blame the music because I actually really want to learn more about Linklater’s approach to filmmaking. I imagine and hope that the finished product will manage to keep me engaged and awake.

Richard Linklater: Dream is Destiny Release Dates: August 5th, 2016 (US) – Internet;  August 19th (US) – Limited.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE HURT BUSINESS (2016): New Trailer For UFC Documentary Featuring Jon Jones, Ronda Rousey…

The Hurt Business (2016), Jon Jones
The Hurt Business (2016), Jon Jones

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Hurt Business (2016).


If you know about the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship), then you know what Mix Martial Arts is, the increasingly popular sport that has just sold to a group of investors for $4bn, making it the largest franchise sale in sports history.

About the topic of today’s trailer, directed by Vlad Yudin, The Hurt Business looks at the rise of Mix Martial arts through the eyes of its biggest stars, including Chuck Liddell, Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones, Kenny Florian, Tito Ortiz…

Firstly,  well done, trailer maker! Second, I’m actually not a watcher of MMA myself but I am curious about the fighters.

The Hurt Business Release Dates: 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

BRIDGE OF SPIES (2015): Worth Your Time…

Bridge Of Spies (2015), Tom Hanks
Bridge Of Spies (2015), Tom Hanks

In new historical  thriller Bridge Of Spies, Tom Hanks is American Lawyer James B. Donovan; a man  whose job it is to defend an arrested Soviet spy played by Mark Rylance.

Directed by Steven Spielberg, before watching Bridge Of Spies, I had anticipated fighting legal dialogue and courtroom dramatics. In truth, there’s a touch of that but not in the traditional sense. Some of my favourite moments of dialogue happened during the negotiation scenes, plus in the conversations between Donovan and his CIA contact.

In terms of the film’s look and feel, at first it took me a few minutes to get used to the noticeable reduction in colour in reference to the cinematography, however, considering the Cold War setting of Spielberg’s story, I soon understood.

Hanks’ Donovan is very much a hero; one that I adored because he’s determined and focused on what he believes to be the right and reasonable thing to do; a man of conscience. What’s not to love?

Forrest Gump (1993), one of my favourite Tom Hanks movies came to mind upon reflection because though the characters are quite different, Donovan’s gentle disposition and caring nature took me back to what I loved most about Hanks’ portrayal of Gump.

From the lead actors’ well measured performances to the dialogue and story, I enjoyed Bridge Of Spies. Another key highlight for me is the beautiful ending and all it said so perfectly without words.

Watch it because it’s good.

Happy Film Loving

G

NOWHERE BOY (2009): For The Story, Music & Performances…

Nowhere Boy (2009), Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Nowhere Boy (2009), Aaron Taylor-Johnson

By the end of Nowhere Boy I found myself wondering why it is that we don’t see Aaron Taylor-Johnson in more movies. His performance as John Lennon is really quite impressive.

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, Nowhere Boy tells the story of celebrated musician, activist and The Beatles co-founder John Lennon. We get to find out about the unconventional circumstances of his adolescent years, his relationship with key relatives and of course, the events that lead to the founding of The Beatles.

The movie appealed to me – not so much for the music of the mid 1950s era, even though that is a highlight. The big draw for me was my curiosity about the beginnings of Lennon and as a fan of great acting, I was drawn to the the key cast and their portrayals.

Nowhere Boy (2009), Ann-Marie Duff
Nowhere Boy (2009), Ann-Marie Duff

The performances by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kristen Scott Thomas, Ann-Marie Duff and David Threlfall (of TV show Shameless – the original UK version ) really stood out for me. I particularly loved the powerful, well paced and perfectly choreographed confrontation scene towards the end. That moment took me back to my High School and College drama class days when you know that you’re experiencing something that just really works.

Watch it for all the reasons above; 1950’s music, fashion, the story and performances you won’t be forgetting too soon.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G