In A Relationship is a comedy / drama set during one summer in the life of two couples; one of whom may be breaking up, or not. Whilst the other are just at the beginning.
Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Dree Hemingway and Patrick Gibson star while Sam Boyd directs…
This looks quite charming and so I’m in to see the ups and downs of young love in modern times. I’m also extra intrigued because – in this trailer at least, Angarano reminds me quite a bit of Shia LaBeouf.
The Upside is a remake of French film The Intouchables (2011), the story of the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.
Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman star while Neil Burger directs…
There’s no denying it, The Intouchables is a great movie and could have done without a remake. At the same time though, I think I may actually have fun seeing how different this remake is to the original. I could also be wrong about that last statement but I don’t mind finding out. Furthermore, I want to see what comedian Kevin Hart can do in a more dramatic role.
Julianna Margulies, Golshifteh Farahani, Tate Donovan and Aja Naomi King also star.
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.
Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, Nappily Ever Afteris the story of an African American woman named Violet; particularly her journey to self love / acceptance through her relationship with the hair that naturally grows out of her head.
Starring Sanaa Lathan, Lynn Whitfield, Ricky Whittle and Lyriq Bent, I watched this one because I too have been on my own journey with my afro hair and wanted to see if Violet’s story reflected mine in any way. The similarities are in regards to my experience of some people’s perception of afro hair. Another similarity is my own fantasies and long term wish for my tightly curled hair to be easier to manage – but without first needing to chemically treat it or actually shave my head.
What I enjoyed most about Nappily Ever After is the self love and acceptance message. A message worth internalising for every human being, regardless of the hair on their head. In fact, it reminded me of one of my favourite quotes of all time by writer / feminist Audre Lorde… ‘If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.’
I think overall, the most memorable moment in the movie will always be the scene where Violet shaves her head and all that it meant for her journey.
I only wish that Nappily Ever After hadn’t been quite so predictable in parts. Nevertheless, I say watch it if you’re curious enough about this particular journey of self love and if you just don’t quite get what the big deal about afro hair may be. This movie doesn’t have all the answers, but it’s certainly a start.