Category Archives: Adventure

AQUAMAN (2018): New Trailer From Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Randall Park…

Aquaman (2018), Amber Heard
Aquaman (2018), Amber Heard

In Aquaman, Jason Momoa is Arthur; a man who learns of his position as heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. Arthur must step forward to lead his people and become a hero to the world.

Directed by James Wan; Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Randall Park star…

I’m in for the visual spectacle and to see Momoa do a good job.

The cast also includes Patrick Wilson, Patrick Wilson and Willem Dafoe.

Aquaman Release Dates: December 14th, 2018 (UK); December 21st, 2018 (US)…

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GOOSEBUMPS 2 – HAUNTED HALLOWEEN (2018): New Trailer Starring Madison Iseman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor…

Goosebumps 2 - Haunted Halloween (2018), Caleel Harris , Jeremy Ray Taylor
Goosebumps 2 – Haunted Halloween (2018), Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor

Directed by Ari Sandel, the first trailer for the Goosebumps sequel, Goosebumps 2 – Haunted Halloween is here and it looks so much like the TV show version that twelve year-old me used to love.

Key cast includes Madison Iseman, Caleel Harris, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Jeremy Ray Taylor…

I haven’t read a Goosebumps book since I was probably 14 and this trailer really takes me back. I don’t know about you but I’m quite sure that I’d probably be happy about being ‘attacked’ by gummy bears; me now, mind you, maybe not twelve year-old me.

I want to watch so I can be taken back to my after school viewing habits.

Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween Release Dates: October 12th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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WONDER PARK (2019): New Trailer Starring Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner, Brianna Denski, John Oliver, Ken Jeong…

Wonder Park (2019), Paramount Pictures
Wonder Park (2019), Paramount Pictures

Wonder Park, the new animation / adventure / comedy about a girl, some animals, and a magic amusement park.

Mila Kunis, Brianna Denski, Jennifer Garner, John Oliver, Ken Jeong and Matthew Broderick star…

I couldn’t help thinking about Disney World and Hollywood’s Universal Studios the whole time this trailer played. I’m most intrigued about the ‘magic’ in ‘magic amusement park.’

Wonder Park Release Dates: March 15th, 2019 (US), April 12th, 2019 (UK)…

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HOW IT ENDS (2018): New Trailer From Theo James, Forest Whitaker, Kat Graham…

How It Ends (2018), Theo James
How It Ends (2018), Theo James

How It Ends is the story of a desperate father trying to get home to his pregnant wife in the chaotic aftermath of a mysterious apocalyptic event.

Theo James, Forest Whitaker and Kat Graham star while David M. Rosenthal directs

‘Please be good, please be good, please be good…!’ Just my heart felt wishes for this movie. I’d really love to love a Netflix movie as much as I did the first Netflix movie I remember seeing; Cary Joji Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation (2015). Please, Netflix.

Kerry Bishé, Grace Dove, Mark O’Brien, Eric Keenleyside and Nancy Sorel also star.

How It Ends Release Dates: July 13th, 2018 (US)…

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MOWGLI (2018): New Trailer From Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys…

Mowgli (2018), Rohan Chand.png

Directed by Andy Serkis, Mowgli is another live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved adventure story, the one about an orphaned boy raised by wolves.

Key cast includes Rohan Chand, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto…

I’m interested to find out the ways in which this version of The Jungle Book story will differ from the rather good Jon Favreau directed version, The Jungle Book (2016).

Tom Hollander, Jack Reynor and Peter Mullan also star.

Mowgli Release Dates: Octobober 19th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Jumanji (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart
Jumanji (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, Kevin Hart

Starring Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, I found Jumanji – Welcome To The jungle to be OK. It’s just the kind of silly fun that kids will likely love most. It’s well modernised and there were some amusing moments, especially courtesy of  Jack Black’s portrayal of a teenage girl and Kevin Hart’s one-liners.

The reason that Jumanji is OK and not great is because by the end, I felt as though something was missing from the movie. Perhaps it’s substance, heart, character development or a mixture and then some, but for me, the amusing and clever moments aside, something is definitely missing at the very core. It doesn’t help that I wasn’t wholly convinced of Nick Jonas’s acting skills.

As I watched the film, the jungle setting did have me reminiscing about how much fun I had while watching Kong Skull Island (2017). Overall, I say watch Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle if you’re curious enough. It may just be the kind of silly fun you need.

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WONDER WOMAN (2017): Good…

Wonder Woman (2017), Gal Gadot
Wonder Woman (2017), Gal Gadot

As good a film as Wonder Woman is, I’m quite sure that I adore the trailer more. This is probably the first time I’ve said I love a trailer more than I love the film, without meaning that the film is bad. The pace of the movie was OK and the humour was fun but there’s something about the movie’s initial trailer that I just loved more.

Of course, the exceptionally chosen, perfectly rousing trailer music coupled with great editing, storytelling and visuals had much to do with it. With that said, Wonder Woman’s crime, for me, may be that the wonderful high I experienced as I watched the trailer from beginning to end, wasn’t constantly present throughout the film. Not that I’m saying hat would have been a great idea, clearly. Yet the truth remains, there’s no denying, for me at least, the noticeable absence of said high by the end of this movie. Instead of taking my hands to the air whilst silently yelping, so as not to annoy my neighbours (as I did post trailer viewing), at the end of this movie I said out loud, ‘It’s not a bad film’.

Gadot is really great. She’s beautiful, strong, very capable and in my mind, my big sister. You probably already have but I’ll still say it, watch it because it’s good.

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THE PREDATOR (2018): New Trailer From Jacob Tremblay, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown…

The Predator (2018), Boyd Holbrook.png

In new action / adventure / horror The Predator, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher can prevent the end of the human race, after a young boy accidentally triggers the return of universe’s most lethal hunters.

Directed by Shane Black; Jacob Tremblay, Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown star…

This is a very good teaser trailer but not for a second would I ever think that an 11 year-old actor would be the one to put me at ease in terms of the expected quality level of a new movie. But then, not every 11 year-old is a very talented Canadian called Jacob Tremblay.

I’m very much looking forward to this, in part because of the beautiful bass in Boyd Holbrook’s voice.

Yvonne Strahovski, Thomas Jane, Keegan-Michael Key and Lochlyn Munro also star.

The Predator Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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