Category Archives: Adventure

THE AERONAUTS (2019): New Trailer From Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Phoebe Fox, Himesh Patel…

The Aeronauts (2019), Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones
The Aeronauts (2019), Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

The Aeronauts is a new biography / adventure story directed by Tom Harper, that stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Himesh Patel and Phoebe Fox.

At the heart of the story is Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher, as they attempt to make discoveries in a hot air balloon but find themselves in an epic fight for survival…

The dynamics of how the hot air balloon scenes were filmed has me curious. Green screen, I’m sure, but what else?

I’m actually quite interested in the costumes, gender politics of the time (1862) and notable performances by the proven cast.

Tim McInnerny, Julian Ferro, Tom Courtenay, Vincent Perez, Kamil Lemieszewski and Rebecca Front also star.

The Aeronauts Release Dates: December 6th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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STAR WARS – THE RISE OF SKYWALKER (2019): New Official Trailer 2 Starring Daisy Ridley, ADAM DRIVER, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o and…

Star Wars - The Rise Of The Skywalker (2019), Daisy Ridley
Star Wars – The Rise Of The Skywalker (2019), Daisy Ridley

The latest trailer for Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker just landed.

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o and Adam Driver are the main stars of this promising final chapter of the Star Wars….

I must admit that he start of this trailer had me thinking that maybe this was a non-official, fan-made edit because I didn’t expect the older clips. The latter half is great, of course; especially thanks to the final revelatory image at the end. My hand definitely went to my mouth in surprise.

What are your thoughts on this new trailer edit? Let me know in the comments.

Co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams, Other key cast includes Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Carrie Fisher, Dominic Monaghan and Keri Russell…

Star Wars – The Rise Of Skywalker Release Dates: December 19th, 2019 (UK); December 20th, 2019, (US)…

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MEN IN BLACK – INTERNATIONAL (2019): The Things I Liked…

Men In Black - International (2019), Emma Thompson, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Men In Black – International (2019), Emma Thompson, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Instead of the focus being solely on a big alien threat to eliminate, in Men In Black – International, there’s the pressing matter of a mole within the MIB organisation to deal with.

Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson, my favourite thing about Men In Black – International is the visual effects and Emma Thompson’s character. All the other key characters weren’t terrible but unfortunately the script for director F. Gary Gray’s movie just seemed overly complicated and not as exciting as initially hoped. 

Hemsworth and T. Thompson’s chemistry did help matters. Nevertheless, approximately twenty minutes into the movie, I realised I was missing Will Smith’s Men In Black (1997) performance. There’s something about his comedic expertise that I feel would have added an extra layer of humour and fun to this film. To be clear, I’m definitely not saying that ‘Put Smith in this movie and it would have been great overall’, because for that to be true, a much better story and script is required. I just think that Men In Black – International could have been better, more exciting and funny.

One other little highlight is the well choreographed fight scenes. They helped me to stop dwelling too much on some of the dodgy dialogue, my general disappointment and the cheap plastic toy gun noises made by some of the MIB weapons early on in the movie.

Watch Men In Black – International if you’re curious. It’s kind of fun. It’s just not especially good.

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LADY AND THE TRAMP (2019): New Trailer Starring Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Sam Elliott, Kiersey Clemons…

Lady And The Tramp (2019), Disney+, Walt Disney Studio
Lady And The Tramp (2019), Disney+, Walt Disney Studio

The time has come for Disney’s 1955 classic Lady And The Tramp to get the live-action treatment.

The Charlie Bean directed remake of a romantic tale about a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog, and a streetwise downtown Mutt stars Tessa Thompson, Justin Theroux, Sam Elliott, Kiersey Clemons…

When I think of Lady And The Tramp, I simply picture the iconic spaghetti scene. And since that’s almost the full extent of my knowledge of this story, I look forward watching it play out.

Are you excited about this remake? Maybe it’s your favourite. Share you thoughts in the comments below.

Yvette Nicole Brown, Janelle Monáe, Thomas Mann, Benedict Wong, Arturo Castro, Adrian Martinez, Jason Burkey, Parvesh Cheena and Michael Tourek also star.

Lady And The Tramp Release Dates: November 12th, 2019 US & UK), Disney+ / Internet…

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UGLY DOLLS (2019): The Thing I Liked…

UglyDolls (2019)
UglyDolls (2019)

UglyDolls, an animated movie about ‘ugly dolls’ that confront what it means to be different and struggle with a desire to be loved is a film I wanted to enjoy more than I actually did. 

Starring Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, and Pitbull, the message about being ourselves and accepting ourselves regardless of perceived imperfections is delivered through a story that unfortunately didn’t succeed at keeping my attention. For that I blame the overall execution, including the pace and rhythm.

Looking on the bright side however, (no pun intended), there’s the colours and cuteness to enjoy. Except that unfortunately, colours and cuteness don’t equal to a worthy movie experience. Luckily for me, there are two or three songs I did like even though I think the opening track felt quite forced.

Watch UglyDolls only if if you really must. Otherwise, watch Zootopia (2016) instead. It’s loosely similar but so very good. 

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THE KING’S MAN (2020): New Trailer From Ralph Feinnes, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode, Aaron Taylor-Johnson…

The King's Man (2019), Djimon Hounsou, Ralph Feinnes, 20th Century Fox
The King’s Man (2019), Djimon Hounsou, Ralph Feinnes, 20th Century Fox

Starring Ralph Fiennes, Gemma Arterton, Matthew Goode and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, The King’s Man is the story of one man’s race to stop a collection of history’s worst tyrants and criminal masterminds from killing millions.

Directed by Matthew Vaughn, The King’s Man is the third instalment of the Kingsman franchise…

I’ll be watching to see how it compares to the original and best, Kingsman – The Secret Service (2014). Also looking forward tto finding out who Taylor-Johnson is playing.

Harris Dickinson, Alexandra Maria Lara, Tom Hollander, Djimon Hounsou, Alison Steadman, Stanley Tucci, Rhys Ifans and Daniel Brühl also star.

The King’s Man Release Dates: February 14th, 2020 (US)…

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JUMANJI – THE NEXT LEVEL (2019): New Trailer Starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan…

Jumanji - The Next Level (2019), Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black
Jumanji – The Next Level (2019), Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black

Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart and Jack Black return for Jumanji – The Next Level, a sequel to 2017’s rather popular Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle.

Directed by Jake Kasdan, this time when the friends are back in Jumanji, the team realise that things are quite different within the world’s most dangerous game…

This looks as though it’ll be fun. I like the twist and look forward to more of Hart speaking like Danny Glover.

Madison Iseman, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Colin Hanks, Alex Wolff, Nick Jonas, Danny Glover, Ser’Darius Blain and Rhys Darby also star.

Jumanji – The Next Level Release Dates: December 13th, 2019 (US)…

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CHARLIES ANGELS (2019): New Trailer From Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska…

Charlie's Angels (2019), Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Charlie’s Angels (2019), Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Charlie’s Angels is an updated version of the action movie released in 2000 and based on the 1970s television series.

With Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore now out of the picture; Elizabeth Banks directs Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the new Charlie’s Angels…

I watched the 2000 Charlie’s Angels movie a long time ago. As such, I don’t fully recall how I felt about it overall.

Having now seen this new trailer, let’s just say that I’m hopeful this reboot will pleasantly surprise me.

Luis Gerardo Méndez, Jonathan Tucker, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin, Djimon Hounsou, Patrick Stewart and Robert Maaser also star.

Charlie’s Angels Release Dates: November 15th, 2019 (US); November 29th, 2019 (UK)…

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