Category Archives: Drama

CROWN HEIGHTS (2017): New Trailer From Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Brian Tyree Henry, Zach Grenier…

Crown Heights (2017), Lakeith Stanfield
Crown Heights (2017), Lakeith Stanfield

In Crown Heights, Colin Warner is a young man wrongfully convicted of murder and his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Warner’s innocence. Written and directed by Matt Ruskin; Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Brian Tyree Henry and Zach Grenier star…

This one I’ll watch for three reasons. Firstly I’m desperate for this story to end well – because so often in these circumstances it does not. Second, what a dream to have a friend like Carl King. He’s surely the best kind of friend anyone could  have. Third, Following Get Out (2017), I’d just love to see a character played by Stanfield actually escape his captors. That would make me happy indeed.

Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Yul Vazquez, Hunter Emery Josh Pais and Natalie Paul also star.

Crown Heights Release Dates: August 25th, 2017 (US)…

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ONLY THE BRAVE (2017): New Trailer From Josh Brolin, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch…

Only The Brave (2017), Miles Teller
Only The Brave (2017), Miles Teller

Only The Brave is based on the true story of the elite crew of firemen known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots from Prescott, Arizona. In June 2013 the men battled a wildfire in Yarnell, AZ that claimed the lives of 19 of their members. Directed by Joseph Kosinski; Josh Brolin, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller and Taylor Kitsch star…

The cast is reliable, the story interesting and that footage of a bear running whilst on fire is spectacular. My fingers are crossed that there’ll be more very impressive fire special effects in the finished movie.

Only The Brave Release Dates: September 22nd, 2017 (UK); October 20th, 2017 (US)…

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THE SHAPE OF WATER (2017): New Trailer From Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Sally Hawkins, Michael Stuhlbarg…

The shape Of Water (2017), Michael Shannon
The shape Of Water (2017), Michael Shannon

Lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) works in a hidden high-security government laboratory and is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Her life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Also starring Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones, The Shape Of Water is an other-worldly fairy tale set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963…

Director Guillermo del Toro is all the reason I need to watch this one, but I’ll add the cast and the intriguing ‘secret experiment’ to the list. For some reason, when I read the words ‘high-security government laboratory’ and ‘secret classified experiment,’ Captain America – The First Avenger (2011) came to mind.

The Shape Of Water Release Dates: December 8th, 2017 (US)…

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THE SNOWMAN (2017): New Trailer From Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny, Val Kilmer…

The Snowman (2017), Rebecca Ferguson
The Snowman (2017), Rebecca Ferguson

The snowman is the new crime / horror/ drama based on the bestselling book by Jo Nesbø and stars Michael Fassbender as detective Harry Hole. Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. Directed by Tomas Alfredson; Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny and Val Kilmer also star…

I’m big fan of Fassbender and Ferguson. This looks so good to me I can hardly wait.

Additional supporting cast includes J.K. Simmons ,Jamie Clayton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, James D’Arcy, Toby Jones, and Sofia Helin.

The Snowman Release Dates: October 13th, 2017 (UK); October 20th, 2017 (US)…

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ALPHA (2018): New Trailer From Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela…

Alpha (2018), Kodi Smit-McPhee
Alpha (2018), Kodi Smit-McPhee

From writer / director Albert Hughes, Alpha which stars Kodi Smit-McPhee, Natassia Malthe and Leonor Varela tells a story of survival set 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age…

 

I really want to know what this movie has to say about how the relationship between canines and man began. I’ll therefore be watching mainly for this reason but also for the promising visuals and hopefully a happy father/ son reunion.

Alpha Release Dates: March 2nd, 2018 (US)…

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THE DISASTER ARTIST (2017): New Trailer From James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Zac Efron…

The Disaster Artis (2017), James Franco
The Disaster Artis (2017), James Franco

Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Alison Brie and Zac Efron – to name just a few, The Disaster Artist is a drama / comedy  that tells the real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau. Wiseau is the man behind what is often referred to as ‘The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies,’ The Room (2003).

Directed by James Franco, The Disaster Artist chronicles the troubled development and eventual cult success of  Wiseau’s film…

I’m hoping that this will be great considering how odd and entertaining this trailer is. I’ll tune in also because the James Franco / Seth Rogen partnership has never, ever let me down.

All I need to decide now is whether it’s worth trying to watch The Room before seeing this movie, or not.

The Disaster Artist Release Dates: December 8th, 2017 (US); 2017 (UK)…

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MANOLO – THE BOY WHO MADE SHOES FOR LIZARDS (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About Shoe Designer Manolo Blahnik…

Manolo - The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2016)
Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards (2016)

Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards is a new Michael Roberts directed documentary about Manolo Blahnik, the man regarded by those who know as ‘the best shoe-maker of the 20th and 21st centuries’. Roberts’s film offers an in-depth portrait of Blahnik, the self confessed ‘cobbler’ whose work is adored by the likes of Anna Wintour, Naomi Campbell, Rihanna, Iman – to name just a few…

To say that I’m shoe obsessed would be a lie, but I am ever curious about creative people and I’ll watch this to take in the beauty and art of Blahnik’s designs.

Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards Release Dates: September 15th, 2017 (US)…

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DARKEST HOUR (2017): New Trailer From Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas…

Darkest Hour (2017), Gary Oldman
Darkest Hour (2017), Gary Oldman

Darkest Hour is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement (2007) and  stars Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn and Kristin Scott Thomas. The movie tells the story of Winston Churchill’s most defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation…

I’ll see this because Oldman is great and it sounds as though he may have nailed Churchill’s voice. There’s also Churchill’s very famous inspirational quotes to look forward to.

Darkest Hour Release Dates: November 22nd, 2017 (US); January 12th, 20018 (UK)…

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