Category Archives: Biography

GAGA – FIVE FOOT TWO (2017): New Trailer For Lady Gaga Documentary…

Gaga - Five Foot Two (2017), Lady Gaga
Gaga – Five Foot Two (2017), Lady Gaga

Gaga – Five Foot Two is a new documentary about pop provocateur Lady Gaga. Directed by Chris Moukarbel, the film takes us behind the scenes as the pop sensation releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show…

I’m watching this one to find out what Gaga has been up to since her second album. I kind of lost track of her after then. therefore, I don’t even know which Super Bowl halftime show the above synopsis is referring to.

Gaga – Five Foot Two Release Dates: September 22nd, 2017 (US)…

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THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS (2017): New Trailer From Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow…

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017), Dan Stevens
The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017), Dan Stevens

Bharat Nalluri directs Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce and  Simon Callow in a movie about the journey that lead to the creation of one of Charles Dickens’ most classic characters. The movie is The Man Who Invented Christmas and the character? Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol…

With a title like The Man Who Invented Christmas, how can I not be curious enough to see this, especially considering what a big deal Christmas is these days. I’m of course not really referring to the religious aspect.

The Man Who Invented Christmas Release Dates: November 22nd, 2017 (US); December 1st, 2017 (UK)…

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THE CURRENT WAR (2017): New Trailer From Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland…

The Current War (2017), Michael Shannon
The Current War (2017), Michael Shannon

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, The Current War is the story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult and Tom Holland star…

I find this trailer somewhat over stylised. Nevertheless, there’s just too much impressive talent involved. And I definitely don’t just mean the actors. I can’t wait to see how people battled for market share back then compared to the tech giants of today.

I wonder if The Current War will come close to replacing The imitation Game (2014) as my favourite Benedict Cumberbatch movie. I think not but I’m open to pleasant surprises.

Ekow Quartey, Tuppence Middleton and Matthew Macfadyen make up additional supporting cast.

The Current War Release Dates: January 19th, 2018 (US)…

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FILMSTARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL (2017): New Trailer From Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Vanessa Redgrave…

Filmstars Don't Die In Liverpool (2017), Annette Bening, Jamie Bell
Filmstars Don’t Die In Liverpool (2017), Annette Bening, Jamie Bell

Directed by Paul McGuigan; set in 1979 and starring  Jamie Bell, Annette Bening plus Vanessa Redgrave, Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool is the story of a romance between a young actor and a Hollywood leading lady…

All I needed to be convinced to watch this is to see Annette Bening’s name and face. She is one of my ‘acting queens,’ thanks to her brilliant performance in a true favourite of mine,  American Beauty (1999).

Filmstars Don’t Die In Liverpool Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (UK)…

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MOLLY’S GAME (2017): New Trailer Aaron Sorkin, Starring Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera…

Molly's Game (2017), Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba
Molly’s Game (2017), Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Aaron Sorkin, a Hollywood name most film lovers know purely for his great screenwriting abilities has directed an exciting looking drama. Starring Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain, Michael Cera and Kevin Costner, Molly’s Game is a true story about an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target…

I’m excited for reasons including the fact that I really enjoy Aaron Sorkin’s writing. As such, I’m hoping that his directing will be great too. The paring of Elba and Chastain is one I didn’t know I wanted to see until I just saw it. Fingers crossed that this movie turns out really well.

Chris O’Dowd, Rachel Skarsten and Bill Camp also star.

Molly’s Game Release Dates: November 22nd, 2017 (US), December 29th, 2017 (UK)…

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THE DEATH OF STALIN (2017): New Trailer From Rupert Friend, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs…

The Death Of Stalin (2017), Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs
The Death Of Stalin (2017), Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs

Directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci, The Death Of Stalin is a drama / biography loosely based on Stalin – the Soviet dictator’s last days. Starring Rupert Friend, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Isaacs, the movie depicts the chaos of the regime after his death…

Undoubtedly, I’m in for the humour and the dialogue. How could I not be with beautifully delivered lines such as the following…?

‘Our General Secretary is lying, in a puddle of indignity.’

‘I may as well just shoot myself, like mother.’

I’m guessing that Jeffrey Tambor isn’t actually playing a Russian that grew up in Russia;. Otherwise how would one explain his American accent?

Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine, Michael Palin and Roger Ashton-Griffiths also star.

The Death Of Stalin Release Dates: October 20th, 2017 (UK)…

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LBJ (2017): New Trailer From Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, C. Thomas Howell, Bill Pullman…

LBJ (2017), Woody Harrelson
LBJ (2017), Woody Harrelson

In LBJ, Woody Harrelson stars as the President of the United States of America. Directed by Rob Reiner, the drama / biography tells the true story of Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ) – from his young days in West Texas to his time in the White House…

I want to see this so I can marvel at the seemingly great prosthetics on Harrelson’s face. I’m also curious about the story since it’s, in a way the other version of events that we didn’t get to see in Jackie (2016).

At this moment in time however, I may  need a break from movies set at The White House. You see, I’m half way through season three of House Of Cards and my goodness is it dark and intense!

LBJ Release Dates: November 3rd, 2017 (US)…

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FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER – A DAUGHTER Of CAMBODIA REMEMBERS (2017): New Trailer From Director Angelina Jolie…

First They Killed My Father - A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017), Sareum Srey Moch
First They Killed My Father – A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017), Sareum Srey Moch

First They Killed My Father – A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers is the latest from director Angelina Jolie. Starring Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak and Sveng Socheata, the film tells the story of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung and the horrors she suffered under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge…

This is one of my favourite trailers of 2017 so far. The absence of dialogue and all that we don’t yet see makes the imagery that much more chilling. I wonder how this will compare to the child soldier story of Cary Joji Fukunaga’s  Beasts Of No Nation (2015).

I have no doubt that this will be moving and inspiring, in a way that’s similiar to Jolie’s last biography, Unbroken (2014)

First They Killed My Father – A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers Release Dates: September 15th, 2017 (US)…

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