The Art Of racing In The Rain is a new Simon Curtis directed comedy / drama starring Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner and Amanda Seyfried.
Costner lends his voice to a golden retriever named Enzo as he recalls the life lessons he’s learned from his race car driving owner, Denny…
A part of me half-seriously suspects that this movie was made to make more people into dog owners. For me, perhaps one day but I’m really watching for two reasons which are Ventimiglia and the fact that Kevin Costner has lent his rather pleasant voice to represent this very gorgeous canine.
Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, Al Sapienza, Martin Donovan, Karen Holness and also star.
Antropocene – The Human Epoch is a new documentary set across six continents and twenty countries.
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and Nicholas de Pencier, it covers the impact humans have made on our planet…
A mixture of beautiful and thoroughly disturbing images in this trailer. So much so that I find myself curious about just how hopeful the message will be by the end of this film.
I’m starting to conclude that humanity often feels these days like a young adult who keeps getting into trouble and doing things that aren’t good for them, or others around them. The question then is… How does one know if they’ll actually change in time?
Always Be My Maybe is a new comedy starring Ali Wong, Randall Park, Keanu Reeves and Daniel Dae Kim.
Directed by Nahnatchka Khan, it’s the story of childhood sweethearts who reconnect after they fell out fifteen years ago. Except now, one of them is a celebrity chef and the other a happily struggling musician who lives at home working for his dad…
I’m definitely ready for the humour, sights of San Francisco, Keanu Reeves in a comedy role, what is possibly a great soundtrack and a story about a woman living her best life; professionally at least.
I’m quite sure that I’m not the only one who was ‘mouth wide open surprised’ and very happy when Reeves showed up at the end.
Charlyne Yi, Miya Cech, Susan Park, Karan Soni, Marcella Bragio, Ashley Liao, Karen Holness and James Saito also star.
Greta, a Neil Jordan directed drama / thriller about Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young woman who befriends a lonely widow, and lives to regret it is a film I’d really hoped to enjoy. Also starring Isabelle Huppert and Maika Monroe, the experience of watching Jordans movie left me wanting for a more thrilling, even, clever, better-written and structured film.
It’s odd but I think that the idea of Greta’s lunacy along with the idea of the nature of the scary things that were happening actually proved more terrifying than the result of what the acting and the way the story is told really made me feel.
Performance-wise, I unfortunately still find Moretz’s acting to be generally quite awkward. Huppert didn’t perform terribly but I don’t think the surface level feel of the script helped her much either. The few glimmers of hope in this otherwise mostly disappointingly executed film include the clever set-up that leads to the syringe scene and the dancing that immediately followed. Reason being, this is when we get a little glimpse into the extent of Greta’s ‘crazy’, even though it’s never properly explained. The other kind of highlight is the moments in the film that ‘play on Frances’s reality.’
Overall, besides reminding me of ‘stranger danger’, especially in a big city like New York, Greta confirmed that everyone really ought to be aware of their own vulnerabilities. Especially if people close to you haven’t helped to lovingly point them out.
In Angel Has Fallen, Gerard Butler is back as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning. Benning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President (Morgan Freeman) and as he tries to uncover the real threat, he must evade his own agency and the FBI…
Directed by Ric Roman Waugh; additional key cast includes Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tim Blake Nelson…
I really do love a good chase movie and this appears to be precisely that.
Lance Reddick, Chris Browning, Danny Huston, Michael Landes, Sarah-Stephanie and Sophia Del Pizzo also star.
Starring Anthony Anderson, Uzo Aduba, Khalil Everage and Emayatzy Corinealdi, Beats is a promising new coming-of-age drama set in Chicago’s South Side.
Directed by Chris Robinson, the story focuses on a reclusive teenage musical prodigy and his unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck high school security guard…
This well-edited trailer has me interested because of the way Uzo Aduba’s character asks the revealing question: ‘Are you gonna… make sure my son doesn’t get shot walking home from school?‘
Another reason to see this is the fact that I already feel quite invested in August’s complete evolution. I want to see him make it through to the other side and I definitely want to know just how great his beats actually are.
Last but not least, did I already mention Uzo Aduba? Something tells me we’re really going to enjoy her performance.
Paul Walter Hauser, Ariana Burks, Julian Williams, Dave East, Ashley Jackson, Megan Sousa, Evan J Simpson and Jeremy Phillips also star.
Theo James and Emily Ratajkowski’s latest crime / drama Lying And Stealing is co-written and directed by Matt Aselton.
A gifted art thief who wants out and an aspiring Hollywood actress with huge debt team up to pull off the ultimate con / heist. All so they can can be free of their troubles…
I’m hoping to be pleasantly surprised by this one.
A part of me kind of needed to see more of an example of the consequences for James’s character if he were to just abandon his criminal lifestyle. I think that such a clip would have made me buy into the villainy of Fred Melamed’s Dimitri character a tad more.
Fred Melamed, Aris Alvarado, Fernanda Andrade, Tim Bader and Ray Ray Chase also star.
Oscar winning director Asif Kapadia’s trailer for his new documentary Diego Maradona is here.
Focuses both on the highs and lows of the Argentine footballers career, Diego Maradona is the result of the analysis of over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage…
In my recent post about this very documentary, I now realise that I’d completely forgotten about the the biggest controversy of Maradona’s career.
Now that this trailer has reminded me of the infamous ‘The Hand Of God’ incident, I’m even more curious about the way everything that happened really affected Maradona. Particularly considering his level of fame at the time.