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LAST CHRISTMAS (2019): New Trailer From Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh…

Last Christmas (2019), Emilia Clarke, Universal Pictures
Last Christmas (2019), Emilia Clarke, Universal Pictures

Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding are the stars of new comedy / romance Last Christmas, the latest from Spy (2015) and Bridesmaids (2011) director director Paul Feig.

At the centre of the story is a Kate, a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. After accepting a job as Santa’s elf for a department store, Kate soon meets Tom there and her life takes a turn that seems too good to be true….

After realising the similarity between Clarke and her character Kate’s story, Last Christmas has become even more intriguing. As such, I’ve now decided that I’m going to ignore the cheesy line that made me wince a little after 2.35minutes into thw above trailer and just look forward to Christmas. Reason being, that is precisely when the mood for a film just like this tends to hit me; HARD!

The fact that George Michaels music will be featured quite heavily is a plus is is the London, England setting.

Patti LuPone, Nasir Jama, Ingrid Oliver, Ansu Kabia, Sue Perkins, Lydia Leonard, Rebecca Root, David Mumeni, Helena Holmes and Jade Anouka also star.

Last Christmas Release Dates: November 8th, 2019 (US); November 15th, 2019 (UK)…

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A HIDDEN LIFE (2019): New Trailer From Terrence Malick, Starring August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Nyqvist…

A Hidden Life (2019), August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, FoxSearchlight
A Hidden Life (2019), August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, FoxSearchlight

Written / directed by Terrence Malick, new drama / biography A Hidden Life is the story of Franz Jägerstätter (August Diehl), an Austrian peasant farmer and an unsung hero, who refused to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Additional key cast includes Matthias Schoenaerts, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist…

I’d never heard of Franz Jägerstätter until today. Now I’m looking forward to seeing how the esteemed Malick approaches this story, visually and otherwise. Fingers crossed for some kind of a happy ending.

Jürgen Prochnow, Bruno Ganz, Alexander Fehling, Ulrich Matthes, Karl Markovics and Franz Rogowski also star.

A Hidden Life Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (UK)…

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FALLING INN LOVE (2019): New Trailer Starring Christina Milian, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Adam Demos…

Falling In Love (2019), Christina Milian, Adam Demos, Netflix
Falling In Love (2019), Christina Milian, Adam Demos, Netflix

Christina Milian, Jeffrey Bower-Chapman and Adam Demos are the stars of Fallin Inn Love; a Roger Kumble directed comedy / romance.

Milian plays city girl Gabriela spontaneously enters a contest and ends up winning a rustic New Zealand inn…

Yes, this trailer reveals plenty but I’m really quite interested because I like Milian and I’m curious about the ‘win an inn’ competition. A part of me kind of wants to enter, but then I remember that renovation isn’t my idea of fun. Turning up to get the keys when it’s all done is.

Hopefully there’ll also be a lot of stunning images of gorgeous, green New Zealand to enjoy.

Did anyone else think that it was actually a snake that fell at 1:59? I sure did. That is until I remembered that Falling Inn Love is set in New Zealand – not Australia. Two very different places when it comes to wildlife and insects.

Daniel Watterson and Lucy Wigmore also star.

Falling Inn Love Release Dates: August 29th, 2019 (Internet)…

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POMS (2019): The Things I Liked…

Poms (2019), Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Netflix
Poms (2019), Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Netflix

This doesn’t seem to be the popular opinion but I actually had a good time watching Poms; a comedy / drama about a group of women in a retirement home who form a cheerleading squad. 

It really can’t be denied that the premise of Poms is quite preposterous in reality, but I didn’t exactly tune in expecting retirement home residents to ‘perform to win’ at a cheerleading competition. I watched Poms for the humour and mostly to see female friendships in action post retirement age. 

Not only did I get exactly what I went in for, I found it beautiful to see older ladies looking out for one another and still embracing life despite any and all challenges. I enjoyed the story, the way it was told. I may even go as far as to say that Poms may just be one of my favourite Diane Keaton movies. Yep. I said it.

It’s likely that some of you lovely regulars to my blog won’t be surprised by my enthusiasm for Poms. I mean, I am a fan of Netflix’s Grace & Frankie and one other comedy with a similar theme called Don’t Talk To Irene (2018). There’s also, of course, the one that started my appreciation of such productions. None other than The Golden Girls.

Give Poms a chance if you’re curious, and especially if you like at least one of the comparable movies / shows mentioned above. Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver and Rhea Perlman were also fun to watch.

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LITTLE WOMEN (2019): New Trailer From Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan…

Little Women (2019), Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Little Women (2019), Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh, Sony Pictures Entertainment

The time has come for a remake of the classic Little Women story of four sisters who come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Greta Gerwig directs Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan…

Hello wonderful cast! Greetings promising trailer! Well, well, well, delightful dialogue! I simply cannot wait to see this one. Looks like miss Gerwig is in Fantastic form. I’m of course completely ready for every word that comes out of Streep’s character’s mouth.

Laura Dern, James Norton, Chris Cooper, Bob Odenkirk, Eliza Scanlen, Louis Garrel, Abby Quinn, Sasha Frolova, Eowyn Young and Jamie Ghazarian also star.

Little Women Release Dates: December 25th, 2019 (US); January 17th, 2020 (UK)…

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K-12 (2019): New Trailer From Melanie Martinez, Emma Harvey, Zión Moreno, Zinnett Hendrix…

K-12 (2019), Melanie Martinez
K-12 (2019), Melanie Martinez

In K-12, a bewitching pair consisting of a brave-hearted girl and her charming best friend set about taking down an oppressive schooling system.

Written, directed by and starring Melanie Martinez, K-12 is a fantasy / musical / horror film, with additional key cast that includes Emma Harvey, Zión Moreno and Zinnett Hendrix…

I’m really just curious about this particular brand of seemingly creepy, definitely creative and hopefully rather entertaining ‘madness’. I also want to know more about the K-12 schooling system and precisely how it’s going to be taken down.

Genesis Ilada, Megan Gage, Jesy McKinney, Vilmos Heim, Quei Tann, Maggie Budzyna and Marsalis Steven Wilson also star.

K-12 Release Dates: September 6th, 2019 (Internet)…

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MARY (2019): New Trailer From Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer, Jennifer Esposito…

Mary (2019), Gary Oldman
Mary (2019), Gary Oldman

From director Michael Goi, Mary is a new horror movie starring Gary Oldman, Emily Mortimer and Jennifer Esposito.

The scares begin soon after a family interested in starting a charter-boat business buys a ship that holds terrifying secrets. Secrets that only surface once they’re out on isolated waters with no one else around…

The idea of ghosts and demons are certainly scary enough for me. What’s interesting is that Mary is taking the scares to the open sea. I therefore wish the best of luck to all the non-swimmers and thalassophobics (those with an intense and persistent fear of the sea and distance from land), who happen to love horror movies.

I haven’t quite figured out where the family are supposed to be from based on their accents. Any ideas?

Stefanie Scott, Owen Teague, Michael Landes, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Natalie Jean, Chloe Perrin, Claire Byrne, Kathryn Kellly and Griffin Hood also star.

Mary Release Dates: October 11th, 2019 (US)…

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THE INTRUDER (2019): The Things I Liked…

The Intruder (2018), Dennis Quaid, Sony Pictures Entertainment
The Intruder (2018), Dennis Quaid, Sony Pictures Entertainment

The promising trailer, my curiosity about Meagan Good and Michael Ealy, plus the fact that I hadn’t seen the esteemed Dennis Quaid in a movie in a while are my reasons for watching director Deon Taylor’s drama / mystery, The Intruder. A story in which a young couple buy a beautiful new home, only to find that the previous owner is having more than ‘a little trouble’ letting go of his former residence. 

I can’t say that my expectations were particularly high to begin with, since this type of movie has been made many times before. Yet, I must admit that I found Taylor’s film more thrilling than expected – and Quaid’s performance is very much my favourite thing about The Intruder. I found his performance quite scary, especially considering Good’s overly trusting wife character.

As the movie played, there may have been a couple of moments where I wondered, ‘Did it really  make sense for that character to make that move?’  And by ‘that character’ I’m mostly referring to the one played by Joseph Sikora. Nevertheless, even with the moments of failed suspension of disbelief, I still had fun.

Perhaps give The Intruder a chance – if the mood for some easy-viewing thrills strikes. It may not be extraordinary, but that doesn’t mean you won’t appreciate Quaid’s quite frankly, horrifying performance and have a good time.

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