Category Archives: Biography

RESPECT (2020): New Trailer Starring Jennifer Hudson, Marlon Wayans, Forest Whitaker, Tate Donovan…

Respect (2020), Jennifer Hudson, MGM
Respect (2020), Jennifer Hudson, MGM

Starring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker and Marlon Wayans, the time has come for the teaser trailer for Respect, a biography / drama about the life story of legendary R&B singer, Aretha Franklin.

Directed by Liesl Tommy, additional key cast includes Tate Donovan, Audra McDonald, Mary J. Blige, Kimberly Scott…

I know there’s going to be heartbreak but I can’t wait to see the story behind how Franklin’s iconic hit Respect came to be.

Who else could play Franklin, really, besides Hudson? Not sure that I can think of anyone better.

Marc Maron, Tituss Burgess, Victoria Paige Watkins, Joshua Mikel, Lodric D. Collins, Jamaal Burcher and Saycon Sengbloh also star.

Respect Release Dates: August 14th, 2020 (US); August 21st 2020 (UK)…

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WHAT SHE SAID – The Art Of Pauline Kael (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About Celebrated 20th Century Female Film Critic, Pauline Kael…

What She Said - The Art Of Pauline Kael (2018), Pauline Kael
What She Said – The Art Of Pauline Kael (2018), Pauline Kael

What She Said – The Art Of Pauline Kael is a new documentary about the work and life of controversial film critic Pauline Kael.

From writer / director Rob Garver, the film focuses on Kael’s battle to achieve success and influence in the 20th century movie business, and features interviews with Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen,Β Lili Anolik,Β Alec Baldwin…

I hadn’t heard of Kael until now. That’s perhaps not too surprising considering my approach to writing ‘reviews’ / sharing my thoughts on films I’ve seen. I’m nevertheless interested in Kael’s story especially because of her reputation

Francis Ford Coppola, Dick Cavett, Johnny Carson, John Boorman and Carol Baum also make a n appearance.

What She Said – The Art Of Pauline Kael Release Dates: December 25th, 2019 (US)…

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THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG (2019): New Trailer From Nicholas Hoult, George MacKay, Charlie Hannum, Russell Crowe…

The True Story Of The Kelly Gang (2019), Charlie Hunnam
The True Story Of The Kelly Gang (2019), Charlie Hunnam

Set during 1870s Australia, The History Of The Kelly Gang is a new crime / biography about Australian bush-ranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities

Based on the novel by Peter Carey, director Justin Kurzel’s key cast includes George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Charlie Hunnam…

It’s not so much the story of all the killing that interests me, or even the Ned Kelly legend. I mostly want to to find out how well the finished product comes together with the mix of Hoult, Hunnam and Crowe.

Essie Davis, Orlando Schwerdt, Thomasin McKenzie, Earl Cave, Marlon Williams, Sean Keenan and Louis Hewison also star.

The History Of The Kelly Gang Release Dates

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RIDE LIKE A GIRL (2019): New Trailer Starring Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Brooke Satchwell…

Ride Like A Girl (2019), Teresa Palmer
Ride Like A Girl (2019), Teresa Palmer

Starring Teresa Palmer, Brooke Satchwell and Sam Neill, Ride Like A Girl is the true story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

 Directed by Rachel Griffiths; additional key cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Magda Szubanski, Sophia Forrest…

After reading the above synopsis, I honestly thought that this movie was set in the sixties – and not just because of the look and feel of this trailer.

I’m simultaneously surprised and not after learning that 2015 is the year of Payne’s great win. I’ll be watching this one for all the reasons that made it possible for Payne to win.

Henry Nixon, Aaron Glenane, Veronica Thomas, Mick Molloy, Amy Christian, Genevieve Morris, Jacob Warner, Zara Zoe and Shane Bourne also star.

Ride Like A Girl Release Dates

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BOMBSHELL (2019): New Trailer Starring Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow…

Bombshell (2019), Margot Robbie
Bombshell (2019), Margot Robbie

Trailer 2 for Bombshell, the true story of the women who took on Fox News boss Roger Ailes and the network’s toxic male culture has landed.

Starring Margot Robbie, Charlize Theron, John Lithgow and Nicole Kidman, Bombshell is directed by Jay Roach…

Is it just me or does December 20th suddenly feel very far away?

After this second trailer, now I really can’t wait to see Robbie, Kidman and Theron’s performances. Go ladies!

Connie Britton, Allison Janney, Alice Eve, Kate McKinnon, Alanna Ubach, Stephen Root, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Nazanin Boniadi and Elisabeth RΓΆhm also star.

Bombshell Release Dates: December 20th, 2019 (US)…

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DARK WATERS (2019): NEW TRAILER From Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, William Jackson Harper, Bill Pullman…

Dark Waters (2019), Mark Riffalo, Focus Features

In Dark Waters, Mark Ruffalo is a corporate defense attorney who takes on a chemical company with a lengthy history of environmental pollution.

Additional key cast includes Anne Hathaway, William Jackson Harper, Bill Pullman…

As a Ruffalo fan, his role in Spotlight (2015 ) where his character fought tirelessly for abuse victims came to mind almost immediately as this trailer played. Then follow ed Julia Roberts’s great work in Erin Brockovitch (2000).

I’m ready to discover any additional similarities and / or differences between the three; as well as to learn more about the DuPont chemical leaks.

Tim Robbins, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, Bill Camp, Louisa Krause, Kevin Crowley, Daniel R. Hill, Lisa DeRoberts, Denise Dal Vera, Chaney Morrow and Marc Hockl also star.

Dark Waters Release Dates: November 22nd, 2019 (US); January 24th, 2019 (US)…

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RADIOACTIVE (2020): New Trailer From Rosamund Pike, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard…

Radioactive (2020), Rosamund Pike, Studio Canal UK
Radioactive (2020), Rosamund Pike, Studio Canal UK

Directed by Marjane Satrapi, Radioactive stars Rosamund Pike, Anya Taylor-Joy and Aneurin Barnard.

Satrapi’s film is the biography of Marie and Pierre Curie; a pair whose scientific discovery of radium went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1903…

Before this trailer, I’d definitely heard of the Curies. I just couldn’t quite remember what their precise scientific accomplishments are. The shame!

Luckily, with the help of this movie, hopefully I won’t forget again.

Simon Russell Beale, Sam Riley, Jonathan Aris, Corey Johnson, Mirjam Novak, Harriet Turnbull, Demetri Goritsas, Cara Bossom, Tim Woodward, Indica Watson and Peter Sztojanov Jr. also star.

Radioactive Release Dates: March 20th, 2020 (UK)…

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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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