Category Archives: Drama

MARY SHELLEY (2018): New Trailer From Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Douglas Booth…

Mary Shelley (2018), Elle Fanning
Mary Shelley (2018), Elle Fanning

Biography / drama Mary Shelley is about the love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. A relationship which resulted in Mary Shelley writing her famous gothic novel Frankenstein.

Directed by  Haifaa Al-Mansour; Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley and Douglas Booth star…

I’m in for the story of a woman who overcame and gave us an example of how to turn heartbreak into something beautiful.

Additional supporting cast includes Jack Hickey, Joanne Froggatt, Stephen Dillane, Tom Sturridge and Ben Hardy.

Mary Shelley Release Dates: May 25th, 2018 (US); July 6th, 2018 (UK)…

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SOLLERS POINT (2017): New Trailer Starring McCaul Lombardi, Jim Belushi, Zazie Beetz, Tom Guiry…

Sollers Point (2017), McCaul Lombardi
Sollers Point (2017), McCaul Lombardi

Sollers Point centres around Keith, a small-time drug dealer under house arrest in a community scarred by unemployment, neglect and deeply entrenched segregation. Keith must push back against his surrounding limitations to try and find a way out of his own internal prison.

Directed by Matthew Porterfield; McCaul Lombardi, Jim Belushi, Zazie Beetz, Tom Guiry and Imani Hakim star…

After watching this trailer, I’m already desperate for Keith to succeed and not become a number in the recidivism statistic. With a stable support system like he seems to have, my fingers are firmly crossed.

Assuming that Keith does succeed, what will happen with the people he’s indebted to, the ones who made sure he made it out of prison alive? I will watch for answers and because this is a trailer – and I’m quite sure, a leading role well done.

Sollers Point Release Dates: May 18th, 2018 (US)…

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THE WIFE (2018): New Trailer From Glenn Close, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Jonathan Pryce…

The Wife (2018), Glenn Close
The Wife (2018), Glenn Close

The Wife is a Björn Runge directed drama about a woman who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he’s due to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Glenn Close, Christian SlaterMax Irons, Jonathan Pryce and Elizabeth McGovern star…

What an interesting story and such a hefty sacrifice. I can’t wait to see more of the truth that Close brings to her role. My heart broke just looking at her face in this trailer.

Harry Lloyd, Alix Wilton Regan and Carolin Stoltz also star.

The Wife Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018 (US); September 28th, 2018 (UK)…

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DARK CRIMES (2018): New Trailer From Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas…

Dark Crimes (2018), Jim Carrey
Dark Crimes (2018), Jim Carrey

Based on David Grann’s 2008 article, True Crimes – A Postmodern Murder Mystery, director Alexandros Avranas’s Dark Crimes is a thriller about the murder investigation of a slain business man.

Starring Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marton Csokas, said investigation leads to an author’s book which happens to feature an eerily similar crime…

I badly want this to be a good and worthy crime / thriller; particularly since the last film in this genre that I was excited about (Hangman 2017) didn’t turn out as well as hoped

With memories of how much I enjoyed Carrey in The Truman Show (1998) still intact, I’m remaining  hopeful.

Kati Outinen, Vlad Ivanov, Agata Kulesza and Anna Polony also star.

Dark Crimes Release Dates: May 11th, 2018 (US)…

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A KID LIKE JAKE (2018): New Trailer Starring Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer…

A Kid Like Jake (2018), Claire Danes, Leo James Davis, Jim parsons
A Kid Like Jake (2018), Claire Danes, Leo James Davis, Jim parsons

Directed by Silas Howard, A Kid Like Jake stars Claire Danes, Jim parsons, Octavia Spencer and Priyana Chopra.

Parsons and Danes play a Brooklyn based couple whose four-year-old son’s preschool director points out that his gender-nonconforming play may be more than just a phase…

The subject matter is so very interesting and is a great reminder of why I love movies and the often useful stories they tell.

Besides the great cast and promising story, I’m really looking forward to the beautiful images of a well lit New York City, a place I always miss.

A Kid Like Jake Release Dates: June 1st, 2018 (US)…

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A QUIET PLACE (2018): The Things I Liked…

A Quiet Place (2018), Emily Blunt
A Quiet Place (2018), Emily Blunt

Starring Emily Blunt, co-written / directed by, and starring John Krasinski, A Quiet Place is a scary movie I wanted to see regardless of my characteristic of being ‘easily spooked into insomnia and nightmares.’ 

Set during a post apocalyptic future, Blunt and Krasinski are a couple with three children. In an effort to stay alive, the family are forced to live in silence because simply not doing so will mean they’re heard and subsequently become prey for mysterious creatures that hunt by sound.

I enjoyed this movie and was shocked, moved and impressed by the story, characters, performances plus the execution of the most memorable moments. A Quiet Place did a good job of showing the audience the general cleverness one would need in order to survive in a world where sound becomes deadly. 

I absolutely want to believe that I’d survive living in silence; however there may be too much about me that is loud. A surprise sneeze attack among many other things would surely mean the end of me.

Besides making me an even bigger fan of Blunt and Krasinski, A Quiet Place made me appreciate my freedom to make sound. It reminded me of the the gargantuan challenge that is parenting. It also left me feeling even more empowered and powerful as a young woman, something I wasn’t expecting.

If I had to pick one thing that I wasn’t totally in love with about this movie, it would be the jarring move from silence to a seemingly super loud sound/ musical score. 

Watch it because it’s good and A Quiet Place will likely not result in a single moment of sleeplessness. It didn’t for me.. yet!

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BEAST (2017): New Trailer From Johnny Flynn, Jessie Buckley, Geraldine James, Charley Palmer Rothwell…

Beast (2018), Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn
Beast (2018), Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn

Writer / director Michael Pearce’s Beast, is a new drama about a troubled young woman named Moll. Moll finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider.

The cast list includes Johnny FlynnJessie BuckleyGeraldine James, Charley Palmer Rothwell stars…

This one is quite the intriguing trailer. I’m in for the mystery – and my guess is that she’s guilty. If you read this and you know I’m right, kindly refrain from letting me know. Thanks!

I haven’t seen Flynn in a movie since Song One (2014) with Anne Hathaway which wasn’t bad.

Beast Release Dates: April 27th, 2018 (UK); May 11th, 2018 (US)…

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KODACHROME (2018): New Trailer From Ed Harris, Elizabeth Olsen, Jason Sudeikis, Bruce Greenwood…

Kodachrome (2018), Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, Elizabeth Olsen
Kodachrome (2018), Jason Sudeikis, Ed Harris, Elizabeth Olsen

Kodachrome is the story of an estranged father and son who are travelling to reach a Kansas photo lab before it closes its doors for good.

Directed by Mark Raso; the film’s stars include Ed Harris, Elizabeth Olsen, Jason Sudeikis, Bruce Greenwood…

I thoroughly enjoy looking at great photography. As such, I’d definitely be more interested in this story if I knew I’d get to see all of the photos that made Harris’s character a successful photographer. Since that’s quite unlikely, I could probably settle for the promising cinematography this trailer hints at. There’s also the beautiful bass in Harris’s voice.

Dennis Haysbert, Gethin Anthony, Amanda Brugel and Humberly González also star

Kodachrome Release Dates: April 20th, 2018 (US)…

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