Category Archives: Drama

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (2021): Great New Trailer Starring Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemmons…

Judas and The Black Messiah (2020), Daniel Kaluuya, Warner Bros. Pictures
Judas and The Black Messiah (2020), Daniel Kaluuya, Warner Bros. Pictures

Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O’Neal.

Co directed by Ryan Coogler and Shaka King this very promising movie stars Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield and Jesse Plemons.

It’s official, this is my favourite week of movie trailer releases in 2020. First we had Ratched (2020) a couple of days ago and now this. I’ve already watched this trailer countless times and I cannot wait to see what looks like a superb performance from Kaluuya and Stanfield. Two brilliant actors I last saw together in Jordan Peele’s massive hit, Get Out (2017).

This is the kind of movie that I imagine will be really great to see in a movie theatre.

Martin Sheen, Ashton Sanders, Lil Rel Howery, Algee Smith, Jermaine Fowler, Robert Longstreet, Dominique Fishback, Nick Fink and Darrell Britt-Gibson also star.

Judas and The Black Messiah Release Dates: 2021, exact date to be confirmed.

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BLACK IS KING (2020): The Things I liked…

Black Is King (2020), Beyoncé Knowles, Disney+
Black Is King (2020), Beyoncé Knowles, Disney+

Beyoncé Knowles, an artist who many years before said that she makes music to empower girls and women has delighted her fans once again, with the release of her new visual album Black is King.

Even though Black is King is dedicated to her young son, Sir – and it features a fair amount of lifting messages for black boys and men, in no way has the queen forgotten about all the girls and women who have looked forward to the new words, moves, messaging, beats and visuals of The Lion King (2019) movie-inspired Black is King.

As expected, there are plenty of great songs on Black is King; including Water featuring Pharrell Williams and Salatiel; Already and Black Parade.

As for a brand new female empowerment anthem, all I needed to hear was the first few seconds of My Power and I knew I’d found my favourite song.

The visuals in Black is King are often so arresting that you may find it hard to look away; even if you may not be loving a song that’s playing in the moment.

Beyoncé fans don’t need telling to watch Black is King. As for film, fashion, poetry and photography fans, watch Black is King for a memorable audio-visual feast. It’s certainly more than a series of music videos playing one after the other.

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RATCHED (2020): New Trailer From Sarah Paulson, Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon, Sophie Okonedo…

Ratched (2020), Sarah Paulson, Netflix
Ratched (2020), Sarah Paulson, Netflix

From creators Evan Romansky and Ryan Murphy; new Netflix series Ratched stars Sarah Paulson as nurse Mildred Ratched. at a mental institution who becomes jaded, bitter and a downright monster to her patients.

Cynthia Nixon, Sharon Stone, Sophie Okonedo and Nathan George are among the key cast.

This may just be my favourite trailer of 2020 so far. I love the music, the visuals, and most importantly the dialogue. The kind of words that I imagine must have been incredibly fun for Paulson to deliver.

In fact, I was so busy enjoying nurse Ratched’s words as this beautiful trailer played that I forgot Ratched is the infamous and thoroughly monstrous character from Jack Nicholson’s Oscar winning 1975 classic drama, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, a movie I need to rewatch.

I’ll still enjoy all of Ratched’s dialogue as it’s perfectly delivered by Paulson, of course. Even though I may not be able to root for her completely as she goes about wreaking havoc. One things for sure though, I’m on Ratched’s side about the peach stealing incident. That woman/non-lady needs to learn! (I’m half kidding).

Ratched Release Dates: September 18th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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PINOCCHIO (2019): New Trailer From Roberto Benigni, Rocco Papaleo, Federico Ielapi…

Pinocchio (2019), Vertigo Releasing
Pinocchio (2019), Vertigo Releasing

The story of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet that comes to life is making a comeback in a new live-action adaptation.

Directed by Matteo Garrone; key cast includes Roberto Benigni, Rocco Papaleo and Federico Ielapi.

I’m looking forward to being reminded of the details of Pinocchio’s story. I’m also intrigued since I don’t think I’ve seen Benigni in a movie since his Oscar winning work for Life is Beautiful (1997)

Massimo Ceccherini, Marine Vacth, Gigi Proietti, aolo Graziosi and Massimiliano Gallo also star.

Pinocchio Release Dates: August 14th, 2020 (UK)…

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HONEST THIEF (2020): New Trailer From Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jai Courtney, Anthony Ramos…

Honest Thief (2020), Liam Neeson
Honest Thief (2020), Liam Neeson

In new action/crime/drama, Honest Thief, Liam Neeson is Tom, a notorious bank robber inspired to lead an honest life, starting with turning himself in. The problem is that doing just that leads to him being double-crossed by two FBI agents.

Directed by Mark Williams; additional key cast includes Anthony Ramos, Kate Walsh and Jai Courtney.

This is highly reminiscent of Taken (2008). Yet, I don’t know that I care as long as it’s a good movie. Plus I just like Neeson.

Jeffrey Donovan, Robert Patrick, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Jose Guns Alves, Osmani Rodriguez and Janelle Feigley also star.

Honest Thief Release Dates: October 9th, 2020 (US)…

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KAJILLIONAIRE (2020): New Trailer Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Gina Rodriguez, Debra Winger…

Kajillionaire (2020), Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Focus Features
Kajillionaire (2020), Evan Rachel Wood, Richard Jenkins, Debra Winger, Focus Features

New crime/drama Kajillionaire stars Evan Rachel Wood as a young woman whose life is turned upside down when her criminal parents invite an outsider (Gina Rodriguez) to join them on a major heist they’re planning.

Also starring Debra Winger and Richard Jenkins Kajillionaire is written/directed by Miranda July.

I’m in because this one seems very peculiar indeed, the cast is the reliable kind and I want to know more about Wood’s character’s parents. Based on the scene the smile in the above picture is from, at least one of them seems to really enjoy being a nuisance.

Ian Casselberry, Diana Maria Riva, Patricia Belcher, Adam Bartley, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Mark Ivanir, Challen Cates, Steve Park, Madeleine Coghlan and Rachel Redleaf also star.

Kajillionaire Release Dates: September 18th, 2020 (US)…

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THE CUBAN (2019): New Trailer Starring Ana Golja, Louis Gossett Jr., Giacomo Gianniotti and Shohreh Aghdashloo…

 

The Cuban (2019), Louis Gossett Jr, Ana Golja
The Cuban (2019), Louis Gossett Jr, Ana Golja

In new drama The Cuban, A naive pre-med student’s love of music is reignited after getting her first job in a nursing home, and developing an unexpected friendship with Luis, an elderly Cuban musician.

Directed by Sergio Navarretta, The Cuban stars Ana Golja, Louis Gossett Jr. and Shohreh Aghdashloo.

The last movie I saw with a Cuban theme (Chef (2014)) ended up being one of my all time favourites.

I’m into this one for the music and what it has to say about the nursing home experience. There’s also Giacomo Gianniotti who’s best known for his role as Dr. Andrew DeLuca in Grey’s Aanatomy.

The Cuban Release Dates

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LOVE SARAH (2020): New Trailer From Celia Imrie, Rupert Penry-Jones, Bill Paterson, Shannon Tarbet…

Love Sarah (2020), Celia Imrie, Shannon Tarbet, Shelley Conn
Love Sarah (2020), Celia Imrie, Shannon Tarbet, Shelley Conn

Celia Imrie, Rupert Penry-Jones, Shannon Tarbet and Bill Paterson are the stars of Love Sarah. An Eliza Schroeder directed comedy/drama/romance about a young woman who wishes to fulfill her mother’s dream of opening her own bakery in Notting Hill, London.

She goes about doing just that with the help of an old friend and her grandmother.

The cakes, London and Celia Imrie are my reason. I’m further intrigued because the bakery reminds me a lot of the the baked goods I used to walk by in the window of restaurant/bakery Ottolenghi on Upper street, North London. I say ‘walked by’ but I most certainly walked in a few times as well.

Shelley Conn, Grace Calder, Denise Welch, Lucy Fleming, Candice Brown, Kamontip Krissy Ashton and Pano Masti also star.

Love Sarah Release Dates: September 7th, 2020 (UK)…

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