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TOGETHER TOGETHER (2021): New Trailer From Ed Helms, Patti Harrison, Rosalind Chao…

Together Together (2021), Ed Helms, Patti Harrison, Bleecker Street
Together Together (2021), Ed Helms, Patti Harrison, Bleecker Street

In new comedy Together Together, a young loner named Anna (Patti Harrison) and a single man in his forties named Matt (Ed Helms) have their perceptions of connection, boundaries and the particulars of love challenged. All after Anna becomes Matt’s gestational surrogate

Rosalind Chao, Timm Sharp, Bianca Lopez and Nora Dunn are among the key cast while Nikole Beckwith directs.

I’ve seen shows and movies about women deciding to be single parents because the right partner never showed up. This is the first one I’ve encountered that’s focused on a man making the choice.

Even though it seems quite clear how this particular tale will end, I’m in anyway, especially since it’s a a comedy.

Fred Melamed, Vivian Gil, Tig Notaro, Julio Torres, Evan Jonigkeit, Sufe Bradshaw, Travis Coles, Jo Firestone and David Chattam also star.

Together Together Release Dates: April 23rd, 2021 (US)…

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LOKI (2021): New Trailer Starring Tom Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino…

Loki (2021), Tom Hiddleston, Marvel Entertainment
Loki (2021), Tom Hiddleston, Marvel Entertainment

Is Loki the Marvel Studios/Avengers spin-off series I’m most excited about? Yes! And full disclosure, as a non-reader of comic books, I have no idea about what the synopsis could be, since Marvel hasn’t revealed much and I recall nothing of the last one or two Thor movies. Because I haven’t seen them… yet.

Still, who needs a synopsis anyway, when Tom Hiddleston is reprising his role as the favourite villain of many movie fans?

The excellent cast includes Sophia Di Martino, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Owen Wilson.

How much fun is this trailer? So much fun that it has me ready to place Loki at the currently short list of recent Avengers spin-off shows. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is in second place and unfortunately, last has to be WandaVision, for reasons outlined in the linked post

Richard E. Grant, Lucius Baston, Chris Brewster, Cailey Fleming, Isabelle Fretheim, Michael Rose, Aaron Beelner and Reese Giles also star.

Loki Release Dates: June 11th, 2021 (US), Disney+

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THUNDER FORCE (2021): It’s…

Thunder Force (2021), Melissa McCarthy, Netflix
Thunder Force (2021), Melissa McCarthy, Netflix

Bridesmaids (2011), This Is 40 (2012) and Spy (2015) are my three favourite Melissa McCarthy movies. The Heat (2013), Tammy (2014) and The Boss (2016) are the ones I found most disappointing. 

The not so great news is that McCarthy’s latest Ben Falcone written/directed comedy/action/adventure Thunder Force falls firmly at the bottom of the latter category.  

I honestly tried my very best to give Thunder Force, the story of estranged childhood best friends reuniting and ending up with superpowers a fair chance. It’s just unfortunate that the writing and pacing left me desperately wanting. 

What makes it worse is that I wasn’t even tired when I hit play to watch a hopefully fun comedy in the afternoon. Yet, twenty minutes in, I awoke from a rather pleasant impromptu nap. A situation I feared might occur, especially after an unnecessarily long and unfunny bit of dialogue about salmon and a rock near the start of the movie. Nevertheless, I held on in desperate hope that things might turn around at any moment.

Things did not get better, not even a little bit. As such, after giving the movie one very last try, only to find myself waking up from my second nap in half an hour, I had to put an end to the madness.

Looking back, the most memorable parts of Thunder Force include the one brief moment involving rabbit-like teeth. And the other is the presence of Pom Klementieff as Laser. 

Thunder Force is a film you watch, only if you absolutely must because you’re much better off revisiting the first three movies I mentioned at the start of this post.

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MONSTER (2021): New Trailer From Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison Jr, John David Washington, Jeffrey Wright…

Monster (2021), Kelvin Harrison Jr, Netflix
Monster (2021), Kelvin Harrison Jr, Netflix

Starring Jennifer Hudson, Kelvin Harrison Jr and Jeffrey Wright; Monster follows the dramatic journey of a smart, likeable film student whose world comes crashing down after he’s charged with felony murder.

Directed by Anthony Mandler, additional key cast includes Nasir Jones, John David Washington and Tim Blake Nelson.

This movie has that Waves (2019) feel. Particularly the way that it’s about a young man with plenty of promise. One whose life suddenly takes a seriously tragic turn.

It was so comforting to see Wright’s face in this trailer. I look forward to learning more about his character’s experience of parenthood.

Rakim Mayers, Jharrel Jerome, Jennifer Ehle and Paul Ben-Victor also star.

Monster Release Dates: May 7th, 2021 (US), Netflix…

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THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD (2021): New tRAILER fROM Angelina Jolie, Jon Bernthal, Tyler Perry, Nicholas Hoult…

Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021), Angelina Jolie, Warner Bros. Pictures
Those Who Wish Me Dead (2021), Angelina Jolie, Warner Bros. Pictures

Set in the Montana wilderness, Those Who Wish Me Dead is an action/thriller that stars Angelina Jolie as a survival expert tasked with protecting a teenage murder witness. one who’s being pursued by twin assassins.

A teenage murder witness finds himself pursued by twin assassins in the Montana wilderness with a survival expert tasked with protecting him — and a forest fire threatening to consume them all.

Directed by Taylor Sheridan; additional key cast includes Jon Bernthal, Nicholas Hoult, Jake Weber, Tyler Perry and Tory Kittles.

Such a pleasant surprise to see Jolie starring in a movie again. Jolie and the fact that I’m generally partial to productions about first responders is the reason I’m watching.

Lora Martinez-Cunningham, James Jordan, Laura Niemi, Finn Little, Alma Sisneros, Dylan Kenin, Matt Medrano and Medina Senghore also star.

Those Who Wish Me Dead Release Dates: May 13th, 2021 (UK); May 14th, 2021 (US)…

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MAINSTREAM (2020): New Trailer Starring Andrew Garfield, Nat Wolff, Maya Hawke, Kalena Yiaueki…

Mainstream (2020), Andrew Garfield, IFC Films
Mainstream (2020), Andrew Garfield, IFC Films

Set within the fast-moving internet age; Mainstream is a cautionary tale about three people struggling to preserve their identities, as they form an eccentric love triangle.

From director Gia Coppola; Andrew Garfield, Maya Hawke, Nat Wolff and Kalena Yiaueki star.

This is definitely the most intriguing trailer I’ve seen for a movie about today’s social media superstars. Hopefully it’s a little similar to Popstar – Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), in a good way.

Also, just a few days ago I was thinking about how long it’s been since I saw Garfield in a new trailer, and here we are.

Colleen Camp, Marshall Bell, Jordan L. Jones, Jefery Levy, Jason Schwartzman, Trevor White, Juanpa Zurita and Jordan L. Jones also star.

Them Release Dates: May 7th, 2021, (US)…

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GODZILLA vs. KONG (2021): The Things I Liked…

Godzilla vs. Kong (2021), Warner Bros. Pictures

The main reason I wanted to watch Godzilla vs Kong is the monster fight. What proved most disappointing is that I found the fight sequences to be ‘just ok’ at best. 

The special effects were impressive and I particularly appreciated the city lights in Hong Kong, as well as the film’s smart use of colour. Other highlights include Brian Tyree Henry who came across very convincingly as the investigator/conspiracy theory enthusiast. 

As someone who enjoyed Kong Skull Island (2017), I was expecting an equally engaging story with Godzilla vs Kong. Especially where the fight sequences were concerned. It’s unfortunate that by the twenty-minute mark, I found myself wanting to fast forward to the monster face-off, rather than sit through the tired human stories I was supposed to buy into.

My desire to skip to the fun moments is partly because I wasn’t able to suspend my disbelief enough, not to notice how silly and cliché the story felt at times. I also missed Tom Hiddleston’s character from Kong Skull Island and found myself wishing he were in this movie. Because that way, he’d have helped ground things a little more. 

If you’re curious about the special effects, watch Godzilla vs Kong. You may find yourself thinking that it feels sillier than expected, but you will most likely enjoy the CGI and the lights.

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THINGS HEARD & SEEN (2021): New Trailer From James Norton, Amanda Seyfried, Natalia Dyer…

Things Heard and Seen (2021), Amanda Seyfried, Netflix
Things Heard and Seen (2021), Amanda Seyfried, Netflix

Based on the acclaimed novel by Elizabeth Brundage; Amanda Seyfried and James Norton star in new mystery/horror Things Heard and Seen; the story of an artist who relocates to the Hudson Valley. Once there, she begins to suspect that her marriage has a sinister darkness.

Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini; additional key cast includes Natalia Dyer, Michael O’Keefe and James Urbaniak.

I’m curious because I like Seyfried. However, I fear that this will be one of those ‘just OK’ Netflix movies when what I’d really like is something very good.

Alex Neustaedter, Jack Gore, Michael Abbott Jr., Kelcy Griffin, Cotter Smith, Ana Sophia Heger and Olivia Boreham-Wing also star.

Things Heard & Seen release dates: April 29th, 2021 (US), Netflix

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