You’ve played the hit game created by mobile gaming application creator Rovio, you know the rage, now check out the movie trailer…
The Actors lending their voices to the characters include Josh Gad as Chuck, Jason Sudeikis, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Danny McBride and Peter Dinklage.
I’ve only played the game once or twice, so perhaps serious fans have a different opinion. But this teaser trailer didn’t do a lot for me. Michael Jackson’s Bad also doesn’t quite feel like a good musical fit. The good news is, this is only the teaser so hope remains.
Currently though, The Secret Life Of Pets, another animatedmovie also out in summer 2016 is the one I want to see more.
Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Giovanni Ribisi and Kevin Corrigan are the stars of Results, a rather weird comedy written/ directed by Andrew Bujalski.
When I say weird, I’m referring to the characters and the unconventional way the story is told. In which case, weird isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
One of the most interesting things about Results, besides what’s going on with Giovanni Ribisi’s hair would have to be what each of the actors brings to their roles. Specifically their portrayals of individuals who seem rather lost.
Bujalski’s film definitely had me somewhat lost and wondering what is this film really about, what on earth was going on with this story? With that said, if you’re after consistency in tone, a more traditional tale of romance and a laugh out loud comedy, you’re not really going to find that in Results.
I saw the movie because I like all the actors involved. So watch it for a different type of movie-making style that’s unconventional and peculiar and/ or if you too, love the cast
Steve Carrel, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore are the stars of this drama/ romance / comedy. A story about a man whose world is altered after what should have been a romantic dinner date with his wife turns into something else.
Directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, I tuned in because of Carell and Moore’s reputations and found myself pleasantly surprised. A big highlight is the scene with the valedictorian speech. That and Gosling’s character, Jacob’s fashion sense.
Watch it for a reminder that humour is tragedy plus time. You’ll go through some emotions but you will certainly laugh as well.
Along with The Notebook (2004) this movie is without a doubt responsible for a good number of Ryan Gosling crushes.
Admittedly the latter seasons of hit HBO TV series Entourage weren’t the best, but who can resist another chance to see more of Ari Gold’s well crafted, high energy tirades on the big screen?
Brilliantly played by Jeremy Piven, Ari Gold was without a doubt the best thing about the Entourage series and you’ll be glad to know that he’s generously featured in the movie. Adrian Grenier, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Connolly and Kevin Dillon also return in their popular roles.
Picking up where the series ended, the great news is that everything that kept you tuned in to the show is present in this movie. Everything including the well chosen soundtrack, fantasy depiction of the male movie star lifestyle, Johnny Drama’s ridiculousness and the fun bromance and banter between the lead characters.
You’ll also like the addition of Emily Ratajkowski, champion UFC fighter Ronda Rousey, Mark Wahlberg, Haley Joel Osment and Billy Bob Thornton. I was particularly glad to see Osment do well in a role post the Sixth Sense (1999)
The truth is, Writer / Director Doug Ellin has done right by the series fans. So if you are one, waste no more time and get to watching if you haven’t already.
Just before I saw the trailer for Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper, I was very much on a high after watching his deservedly Best Actor, Oscar nominated performance in American Sniper (2014).
The Aloha trailer didn’t look terrible, though some of the dialogue didn’t sit as well as one would have liked. As I watched the movie a few months later, the unfortunate truth of the dialogue did come to be, because there I was cringing in parts.
I found the romance between Emma Stone’s character and Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper) a tad forced and unconvincing. It didn’t help that Stone’s character was also rather annoying.
In director, Cameron Crowe’s efforts to capture the seemingly laid back pace of Hawaii, the pace of the movie suffered.
The few beautiful shots of Hawaii’s landscape in the beginning and all the scenes that feature Danny McBride are my favourite things. There were a few other good moments but not significant enough to make Aloha good or worth watching.
It’s all a big shame considering a very talented cast list that includes Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Bill Murray and Alec Baldwin.
Happy film loving. Now go and enjoy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and / or Jerry Maguire (1996) 🙂
Set in London, England, Love Actually is a romantic comedy written and directed by Richard Curtis, the man responsible for hit films such as Notting Hill (1999), Bridget Jone’s Diary (2001) and most recently, About Time (2013).
Focused on the love lives of several couples in the month leading up to Christmas, Curtis’s cast represent an excellent selection of some of the UK’s best acting talent. It is a cast that includes – to name just a few, Bill Nighy, Andrew Lincoln, Keira Knightley, Emma Thompson, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Liam Neeson.
In Love Actually, what Curtis has delivered is a very sweet and funny movie. Along with the classically British humour and eccentricities, there’s a healthy sprinkling of romance, drama and family – just the perfect balance for the holiday season.
On the other hand, there are one or two situations / relationships that I didn’t find particularly believable. Not to say that they would never happen, but they certainly felt like a stretch. Still, it is after all the holiday season so perhaps magic is supposed to happen?
My inability to believe in love aside… 🙂 Love Actually is a well paced holiday movie with all the right sentiments. I know christmas is not quite here yet but I watched it anyway, for the love and humour.
My favourite of the all the couples would have to be Billy and Joe in the recording studio, Sarah and Karl at the office and Judy and Jack… who doesn’t like Judy and Jack?