Category Archives: Adventure

FERDINAND (2017): New Trailer From John Cena, Gabriel Iglesias, Tom Kane, Carlos Saldanha…

Ferdinand (2017), John Cena
Ferdinand (2017), John Cena

Starring John Cena, Gabriel Iglesias, Tom Kane and Carlos Saldanha, Ferdinand is the story of a bull who would rather smell flowers than fight in bullfights is in the middle of the bull ring…

Before this trailer I had never heard of Ferdinand the bull and now… I LOVE him! Not just because I too would choose flowers over the bull ring.

Ferdinand Release Dates: December 15th, 2017 (US); December 22nd, 2017 (UK)…

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JUSTICE LEAGUE (2017): New Official Trailer Starring Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck…

Justice League (2017), Jason Momoa
Justice League (2017), Jason Momoa

Starring Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck and Jason Momoa, the official trailer for DC Comics’s Justice League has arrived…

I’m intrigued and most curious about Aquaman and Wonder Woman.

Justice League Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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JUNGLE (2017): New Trailer From Daniel Radcliffe, Thomas Kretschmann, Alex Russell…

Jungle (2017), Daniel Radcliffe
Jungle (2017), Daniel Radcliffe

In Jungle, Daniel Radcliffe and Alex Russell are in a group of friends who trek into the Bolivian jungle with a fraudulent guide (Thomas Kretschmann).

Directed by Greg McLean, Jungle is based on a true survival story and adapted from the book by Yossi Chinsberg. I’m always happy to watch a movie that has people venturing into the dangerous jungle; I just won’t voluntarily do the same, ever because my imagination works too hard conjuring up images of  all the scary creatures that live there.

Jungle Release Dates: 2017 (US)…

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EARLY MAN (2017): New Trailer From Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne, Maisie Williams…

Early Man (2018)
Early Man (2018)

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Eddie Redmayne and Maisie Williams, Early Man tells the story of how one plucky caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy. Directed by Nick Park, this animation / comedy / adventure is set during the time of the dinosaurs and woolly mammoths…

I loved Chicken Run (2000) and so would just adore it if this were as good if not better. Since the same people are behind both films, there’s definitely a good chance.

Early Man Release Dates: January 26th, 2018 (UK)…

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MOANA (2016): The Thing I Liked…

Moana (2016) Cute Baby Moana
Moana (2016) Cute Baby Moana

What I like most about Moana is that it’s a well told story about a young girl who’s brave, strong and courageous enough to follow her heart. Set in Ancient Polynesia and starring Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, JeRmaine Clement and  Nicole Scherzinger, Moana also scores quite highly on the ‘animated cuteness’ factor, particularly baby Moana.

Cinderella (2015) is still my favourite Disney movie, in large part because of how much I enjoyed the recent live-action remake. If I had to choose between Brave (2012) and Moana for the preferred Disney story about the adventures of a courageous young girl, Brave definitely wins. I just found the characters more entertaining, the story personally more relatable and engaging. Nevertheless, I say watch Moana because it’s good – and who knows, it may end up being your favourite.

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COCO (2017): New Trailer From Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal, Renee Victor, Anthony Gonzalez…

Coco (2017), Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel
Coco (2017), Anthony Gonzalez as Miguel

Coco is Disney Pixar’s latest animated comedy / adventure. Starring Benjamin Bratt, Gael García Bernal and Renee Victor, it’s all about a 12-year-old boy named Miguel (Anthony Gonzalez) and a century-old mystery that leads to an extraordinary family reunion…

I like the sound of Coco. Perhaps even more than that, I’m excited about the promise of a great new film about listening to your heart and going towards your dreams.

Coco is directed by Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina.

Coco Release Dates: November 22nd, 2017 (US); December 8th, 2017 (UK)…

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PASSENGERS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

Passengers (2016), Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt
Passengers (2016), Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

My favourite thing about Passengers is what it has to say (however little) about our need for human to human connection. Besides this and the beautiful images of space towards the very end, the experience of Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt’s latest film can be described as ‘a not very good in-space romantic comedy’ with moments of bad dialogue and arguably questionable chemistry.

I don’t think that Passengers is bad because the actors, Lawrence, Pratt, Michael Sheen and Laurence Fishbone did a particularly bad job. It’s disappointing because there’s a certain hollow / under-developed feel about the story. The fact that  you can more or less count the number of characters on one hand has very little if anything to do with it. Even with the movie’s most loved star Jennifer Lawrence and Morten Tyldum, director of one of 2014’s best films – The Imitation Game (2014), Passengers could not be saved from its built-in emptiness nor could it be saved from the thoughts that came to my mind as I watched… 

‘Oh dear’

‘This is actually not very good’

‘My, that was a bad line’

Watch Passengers if nothing will stop you. Otherwise you will likely be longing for all that seems to be missing.

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OKJA (2017): New Trailer Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Tilda Swinton, Lily Collins…

OKJA (2017), Tilda Swinton
OKJA (2017), Tilda Swinton

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano and Lilly Collins are the stars of Okja, a Joon-Ho Bong directed movie about a young girl’s efforts to stop a huge multi national company from kidnapping her best friend, a massive animal named Okja…

Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano are in this so I’m hopeful

Okja Release Dates: 2017 (USA)…

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