Category Archives: Adventure

UGLYDOLLS (2019): New Trailer From Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, Nick Jonas, Pitball…

UglyDolls (2019)
UglyDolls (2019)

Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, Nick Jonas and Pitbull are the stars of UglyDolls; a new Kelly Asbury directed animated adventure / comedy free-spirited UglyDolls.

The UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved…

I’m in for the fun, smarts and expected usefulness.

Gabriel Iglesias, Wanda Sykes, Blake Shelton, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha also star.

Uglydolls Release Dates: May 10th, 2019 (US); August 16th, 2019 (UK)…

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (2019): New Trailer From Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet…

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (2019)
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (2019)

The Secret Life Of Pets 2, the sequel to the fun animated comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day is here.

Directed by Chris Renaud, Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt and Eric Stonestreet are among teh key cast…

I’m in for all the cuteness and hoping that my favourite character from the first movie (Gidget) still shows up in this sequel.

Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Albert Brooks, Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll also star.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 Release Dates: May 31st, 2019 (UK); June 7th, 2019 (US)…

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JURASSIC WORLD – FALLEN KINGDOM (2018): The Things I Liked…

Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom (2018), Chris Pratt
Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom (2018), Chris Pratt

As was the case with Jurassic World (2015), I enjoyed Chris Pratt’s brand of charm in this  J.A. Bayona directed sequel Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom. Yet surprisingly even more than that, I really liked the screen time dedicated to the dinosaurs. In particular the way Bayona’s movie not only told us about the intelligence of the dinosaurs, but we got to see a well executed display of said intelligence.

Another key highlight is the final and unfortunate scenes on ‘the island’ towards the end. Particularly the way it reminded me of how the movie Kong – Skull Island (2017) made me feel. By this I mean both films are fun and thrilling but they also made me sad because the creatures in both movies were either existing / resting peacefully until human interference.

Just like in Jurassic World, in Fallen Kingdom Pratt and Howard’s character’s romantic connection was a plot device that I found myself unenthused by.  Particularly because it felt even more unnecessary this time round.

Definitely watch Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom, especially if you liked the first movie. It’s still quite fun overall and even more so if you like dinosaurs.

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SPIES IN DISGUISE (2019): New Trailer From Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Karen Gillan…

Spies In Disguise (2019), Will Smith
Spies In Disguise (2019), Will Smith

From directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane, Spies In Disguise is the story of Lance and Walter. Lance is a super cool charming spy, and Walter invents the impressive gadgets Lance uses. When an event happens, they must learn to rely on each other like never before. Why? In order to save the world, of course.

Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jonesa and Karen Gillan make up the key cast…

I definitely noticed the unflappable confidence on Lance Sterling’s face throughout this trailer. I’ll see this one because of Smith and to find out if Sterling ever brakes a sweat, looks concerned or even a little scared.

DJ Khaled, Masi Oka and Ben Mendelsohn also star.

Spies In Disguise Release Dates: September 13th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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HIGH LIFE (2018), Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth…

High Life (2018), Robert Pattinson
High Life (2018), Robert Pattinson

High Life is a new adventure / drama / horror about a father and daughter’s struggle to survive where they live in isolation in deep space

Directed by Claire Denis; key cast includes Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin (Andre 3000), Mia Goth…

‘A baby? In deep space? How irresponsible!’ Said I, in a comical voice in my head.

This trailer has me curious about why a father is in space with his baby. I sure hope that the explanation and the rest of the movie comes together well.

High Life Release Dates

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ALADDIN (2019): New Trailer From Billy Magnussen, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud…

Mena MassoudAladdin (2019), Mena Massoud
Aladdin (2019), Mena Massoud

Guy Richie directs Mena Massoud, Billy Magnussen, Will Smith and Naomi Scott in Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin.

The following trailer is just a teaser but in case you forgot, the story of Aladdin starts when a sultan gives his daughter, Jasmine three days to find a husband. She escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy Aladdin who charms his way into her heart…

For a moment there I was thinking, ‘are they really not going to show any footage, at all?’ and then the scene with the lamp happened and though it’s hardly anything, I was certainly happier than expected.

I didn’t actually realise I’d forgotten most of Aladdin’s story until I looked up the synopsis. Time to rewatch the animated version, I think.

Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari, Numan Acar, Kamil Lemieszewski and Navid Negahban also star.

Aladdin Release Dates: May 24th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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HOLMES & WATSON (2018): New Trailer From Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Ralph Fiennes…

Holmes & Watson (2018), John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell
Holmes & Watson (2018), John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell

Holmes & Watson is a Humorous version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Directed by Etan Cohen; Holmes & Watson stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall…

Looks like fun ridiculousness – just the kind of thing I’ll be in the mood for at some point, I know it! I find myself rather happy for Ferrell and Reilly because of how much fun it undoubtedly is to speak on those specific British accents.

Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Lapkus and Noah Jupe also star.

Holmes & Watson Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (US); December 26th, 2018 (UK)

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X-MEN – DARK PHOENIX (2019): New Trailer From James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner…

X-Men - Dark Phoenix (2018), Sophie Turner
X-Men – Dark Phoenix (2018), Sophie Turner

In X-Men Dark Phoenix, the X-Men must decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. Reason being, Jean Grey has began to develop incredible corrupting powers that will turn her into a Dark Phoenix.

Directed by Simon Kinberg; key cast includes James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner…

I just recently finished watching Captain America – Civil War (2016) and the plot of Dark Phoenix reminds me of  it. I’m blaming that for my slightly subdued enthusiasm. Well, that and the fact that this trailer didn’t quite induce the expected yelp of excitement it’s predecessors did. I actually thought that the Lawrence, McAvoy and Fassbender phase of X-Men had been wrapped up. I’m not mad that it hasn’t yet, but I just wish that overall, this trailer had me more enthused.

My favourite line so far is ‘I’ve seen evil, and I’m looking at it now.’ It’s therefore unsurprising that what I’m most excited about overall is Sophie Turners ‘good girl gone bad’ performance.

Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Ato Essandoh and Summer Fontana also star.

X-Men Dark Phoenix Release Dates: February 5th, 2019 (UK); February 14th, 2019 (US)…

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