Category Archives: Adventure

ADRIFT (2018): New Trailer From Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Thomas…

Adrift (2018), Sam Claflin, Shailene Woodley
Adrift (2018), Sam Claflin, Shailene Woodley

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Adrift is  an action/ adventure/ drama based on the true survival story of a young couple who find themselves facing one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.

Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Thomas star…

I’ll definitely be watching for reasons including Sam Claflin’s wonderful beard.

Of course, the story, particularly anything useful I could pick up about survival at sea are also motivating factors.

Adrift Release Dates: June 1st , 2018 (US & UK)…

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FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 – THE CRIMES OF GRINDENWALD (2018): New Trailer Starring Katherine Waterston, Jude Law Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne…

Fantastic Beasts 2 - The Crimes Of Grindenwald (2018), Eddie Redmayne
Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Crimes Of Grindenwald (2018), Eddie Redmayne

From David Yates (director of several Harry Potter films and the last Fantastic Beasts movie – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Eddie Redmayne is back for Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Crimes of Grindenwald.

Redmayne is joined by Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farell and others for more ‘wandtastic’ adventures as Newt Scamander…

The stunning visuals – including costume design, that’s why I’m in. I also can’t wait to see what Johny Depp’s character gets up to.

I have a feeling that this movie is going to be a constant reminder for of the reason why movies are my absolute favourite. They are, when done wonderfully, a true perfect amalgamation of all the arts.

Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Crimes Of Grindenwald Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (2018): New Trailer From Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Chris O’Dowd

Christopher Robin (2018), Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings (Pooh's Voice)
Christopher Robin (2018), Ewan McGregor, Jim Cummings (Pooh’s Voice)
Marc Forster directs Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell and Chris O’Dowd in Disney’s live action adaptation of Christopher Robin.
Robin was once a young boy who loved adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his spirited and loveable stuffed animals. Now he’s grown up and needs help to rediscover the joys of life with some help from his childhood friend, Winnie The Pooh…
Two Christopher Robin movies within twelve months? Disney has been busy. I actually haven’t yet seen the first one, Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) And I’m more excited about this one.
Last thought, why isn’t Pooh yellow in this trailer?
Christopher Robin Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018 (US); August 17th, 2018 (UK)…
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RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET – WRECK-IT RALPH 2 (2018): New Trailer From John C. Reilly, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Sarah Silverman…

Ralph Breaks the Internet - Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018) Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly
Ralph Breaks the Internet – Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018) Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly

In Ralph Breaks the Internet – Wreck-It Ralph 2, Ralph and Vanellope discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a brand  new adventure.

Directed by Phil Johnston and Rich Moore, the film’s stars include John C. Reilly, Kristen Bell, Mandy Moore, Sarah Silverman…

Random thoughts that entered my mind as I watched this trailer…

‘Wow, that’s a lot of colour in one shot.’ ‘There’s plenty going on in each shot.’ ‘I want to use the Internet, not see its colourful, super crazy-busy inner workings.’ Am I feeling dizzy? I’m pretty sure the visuals are making me dizzy.’ ‘That little girl in the car looks so much like baby Moana; I love baby Moana because I AM baby Moana!’ So good is the animation, I nearly through up when the bunny ate its last pile of pancakes.’

There you have it. I’m both ready and not ready to watch Wreck-It Ralph 2.

Kelly Macdonald, Auli’i Cravalho, Alan Tudyk and Taraji P. Henson also star.

Ralph Breaks the Internet – Wreck-It Ralph 2 Release Dates: November 21st, 2018 (US); November 30th, 2018 (UK)…

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THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US (2017): The Things I Liked…

The Mountain Between Us (2017), Kate Winslet
The Mountain Between Us (2017), Kate Winslet

The Mountain Between Us, a story about two strangers whose plane crashes into a remote snow covered mountain is a movie I tuned into to find out if and how the strangers survive. I also just had see Idris Elba and Kate Winslet on screen together.

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad, The Mountain Between Us did enough to keep my attention, especially during the first four fifths of the film. I specify four fifths because the last fifth leading up to the final conclusion moved slower than my impatient self would have liked.

As for the onscreen chemistry between Elba and Winslet, any sparks that flew certainly weren’t bright enough to blind me for a second. As such, I’d say that the chemistry was adequate at best. Perhaps I know too much about the actors to buy their characters fully as a couple. It could also have been the semi- awkward love scene. On the other hand, perhaps the story somehow just didn’t give me all that I needed to believe in the central relationship. Whatever the answer, something was a little off for me.

The Mountain Between Us (2017), Idris Elba
The Mountain Between Us (2017), Idris Elba

If I were to watch The Mountain Between Us again, it’d probably be just a little chunk or two to remind me of Elba and Winslet’s chemistry. A second reason might be the beautiful shots of the snow covered mountain and surrounding landscape. Additionally, I may not have loved the song choice for when the credits started to role (ZAYN – Dusk Till Dawn ft. Sia), but I’ll always  have time for another glimpse of the way Elba’s surgeon character is dressed when we first meet him. Two thumbs up to that look, ALWAYS!

Applause to the film’s costume department aside, the moment that impressed me the most in The Mountain Between Us is actually the inevitable plane crash scene. It just felt so believable to me. More so than most, I think.

Overall, I see Abu-Assad’s movie as an OK film that’s worth seeing if something about it appeals enough. It’s also a movie that forced me to contemplate the benefits of having a dog… someday, probably.

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SOLO – A STAR WARS STORY (2018): New Trailer From Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson…

Solo - A Star Wars Story (2018), Alden Ehrenreich
Solo – A Star Wars Story (2018), Alden Ehrenreich

Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson are the stars of Solo – A Star Wars Story, another instalment of the many more star wars movies to follow.

Directed by Ron Howard, the story is set years before the Rebellion when, in the midst of an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian…

I’m intrigued by Solo’s implied rebel ways but that’s about it really. I’m still no closer to watching my first Star Wars movie. One day it’s possible that someone, somewhere will convince me. It just hasn’t happened yet.

Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany and Warwick Davis also star. 

Solo – A Star Wars Story Release Dates: May 25th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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MISSION – IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (2018): New Trailer From Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg…

Mission - Impossible - Fallout (2018), Tom Cruise
Mission – Impossible – Fallout (2018), Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg are back for M:I 6; a.ka. Mission – Impossible – Fallout.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and featuring new cast member Henry Cavill, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his Impossible Mission Force (IMF) team are called  upon to race against time after a mission gone wrong…

This is yet another fun-filled Mission: Impossible trailer. I’m ready for all the action.

I very much enjoyed Mission: Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation and this one looks like it’s going to be, at the very least equally thrilling, fun and action filled.

Alec Baldwin,Angela Bassett, Sian Brook and Vanessa Kirby also star.

M:I 6 Mission Impossible Release Dates: July 27th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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ANT-MAN & THE WASP (2018): New Trailer From Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Walton Goggins, Michael Douglas…

Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018), Paul Rudd
Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018), Paul Rudd

In Ant-Man & The Wasp, Scott Lang, a.k.a, Ant-Man must balance being both a Super Hero and a father, when he’s presented with an urgent new mission that pairs him alongside The Wasp.

Directed by Peyton Reed; Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Walton Goggins star…

I haven’t seen the first Ant-Man movie yet. This is true for no good reason except it hasn’t yet screamed out for me to watch it. The Ant-Man concept is different enough from other superhero movies that I really should have been drawn to it already. I have been craving difference after all. Having dug deep, I think the problem has to be my likely inability to imagine an ant as cool. Yep… I said it.

I’m definitely a little more likely to watch the original movie, now that I’ve seen the skyscraper shrinking trick at 0:30 seconds in the above trailer.

Ant-Man & The wasp Release Dates: July 6th, 2018 (US); August 3rd, 2018 (UK)…

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