Category Archives: Drama

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (2020): New Trailer From Carey Mulligan, Adam Brody, Connie Britton, Laverne Cox…

Promising Young Woman (2020), Carey Mulligan, Focus Features
Promising Young Woman (2020), Carey Mulligan, Focus Features

Promising Young Woman is a new revenge story starring Carey Mulligan, Adam Brody, Laverne Cox and Connie Britton.

Written / directed by Emerald Fennell; Cassie (Mulligan) is traumatised because of a tragic past event and so decides to seeks vengeance against men who cross her path…

I’m mostly curious about what Mulligan will bring to the role. Something also tells me that it’s going to be interesting to see all the different excuses made by the so-called ‘nice guys.’

Clancy Brown, Jennifer Coolidge, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Molly Shannon, Angela Zhou, Sam Richardson, Steve Monroe, Alison Brie, Max Greenfield and Alfred Molina also star.

Promising Young Woman Release Dates: April 17th, 2020 (US)…

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MIRACLE WORKERS – DARK AGES (2019): New Trailer From Daniel Radcliffe, Geraldine Viswanathan, Steve Buscemi, Karan Soni…

Miracle Workers - Dark Ages (2020), Daniel Radcliffe, tbs
Miracle Workers – Dark Ages (2020), Daniel Radcliffe, tbs

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Geraldine Viswanathan, Steve Buscemi, Karan Soni and directed by Simon Rich, Miracle Workers is a comedy series set in the offices of Heaven Inc.

After learning that God has plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels bet him that they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet to save humanity…

Season 1 Trailer

Season 2 Trailer

I actually haven’t watched season one of this series but after seeing the trailer for season two, I’m interested. Especially in filling in the gaps between the seasons, since I rather like the humour in the second trailer; which also happens to remind me of the quite fun British comedy series Plebs.

Jon Bass, Karan Soni, Sasha Compère, Lolly Adefope, Mike Dunston, Theresa O’Shea, Caleb Emery, Joey Thurmond and Myles Evans also star.

Miracle Workers Release Dates: January 28th, 2020….

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GHOSTBUSTERS – AFTERLIFE (2020): New Trailer Starring Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard…

Ghostbusters - Afterlife (2020), Paul Rudd, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Ghostbusters – Afterlife (2020), Paul Rudd, Sony Pictures Entertainment

In Ghostbusters – Afterlife, the sequel that doesn’t seem to acknowledge the unfortunate 2016 Ghostbusters movie, the focus is on a single mom, her two kids and the discovery of their connection to the original Ghostbusters.

Paul Rudd, Mackena Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon star while Jason Reitman directs…

I’m interested because of Rudd, and simply to see the ways in which this sequel is different to the 2016 film.

Based on the above trailer, I see more dramatics and less humour. Something tells me that this one may have a better script. All I really need to know now is what the ghosts look like. Especially since I wasn’t a fan of the ghost animation in the 2016 film.

Bill Murray, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Marlon Kazadi, Sydney Mae Diaz, Logan Kim, Dan Aykroyd, Bokeem Woodbine, Ernie Hudson, Oliver Cooper and Celeste O’Connor also star.

Ghostbusters – Afterlife Release Dates:

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BRITTANY RUNS A MARATHON (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019), Jillian Bell
Brittany Runs A Marathon (2019), Jillian Bell

In comedy / drama Brittany Runs A Marathon, Brittany (Jillian Bell) is a New Yorker who doesn’t have her life together; a reality she’s forced to face after her rejected request for an Adderall subscription leads to the wake up call she’d been needing.

Also starring Michaela Watkins, Lil Rel Howery and Alice Lee; director Paul Downs Colaizzo’s film is well acted and does a good, believable job of capturing the ups and downs of one woman’s personal journey of transformation. A transformation that was necessary in order for her to finally take charge of her life and go after the things she wants.

There are indeed some humorous moments in Colaizzo’s movie. However, those don’t stand out for me quite as much as the parts that proved difficult to watch. Especially when Brittany was hurting, disappointed and particularly how those negative feelings affected the people closest to her.

Overall, for me, the best thing about Brittany Runs A Marathon, besides its general believability is getting to see someone achieve what they, at the start may have perceived as impossible. I’m also not mad that it had me reflecting on the gift of great friends. May we all recognise and appreciate them when they show themselves.

Lastly, for the shortest of moments as the movie played, the idea of running a marathon seemed like a good one. That was until I remembered how much I like my blister-less feet and intact toenails.

Watch it if you’re curious.

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GREED (2019): New Trailer From Steve Coogan, Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield, David Mitchell…

Greed (2019), Steve Coogan, Film4
Greed (2019), Steve Coogan, Film4

Starring Steve Coogan, Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield and David Mitchell, Greed is a new Michael Winterbottom written / directed satire about the world of the super-rich.

Set in the celebrity filled world of luxury fashion, the comedy / drama is centred around the build up to a sixtieth birthday party in Mykonos, Greece…

A part of me wants to see this for Coogan’s character’s teeth alone. Mostly however, it’s the humour that has me interested. That and an inside look into the life of the super rich.

I wonder who this is really based on / inspired by…

Shirley Henderson, Jamie Blackley, Sarah Solemani, Pearl Mackie, Enzo Cilenti, Shanina Shaik, Polly Kemp and Asim Chaudhry also star.

Greed Release Dates: February 21st, 2020 (US & UK)…

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TROOP ZERO (2019): New Trailer From Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, ALLISON JANNEY, Jim Gaffigan…

Troop Zero (2019), Viola Davis, Prime Video
Troop Zero (2019), Viola Davis, Prime Video

Troop Zero, a new comedy / drama about a misfit girl named Christmas who has dreams of life in outer space stars Mckenna Grace, Allison Janney, Viola Davis and Jim Gaffigan.

Directed by  Bert & Bertie Troop Zero is set in rural 1977 Georgia where a competition offers Christmas the chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record; and so so begins the recruitment of Troop Zeroa makeshift group of Birdie Scouts…

It’s Janney, Davis and there’s humour, so I’m definitely interested. I’m perhaps even more intrigued since this looks like a far less emotionally taxing role for Davis than her usual. I wonder if she’ll cry at all. Maybe just a single tear.

Edi Patterson, Mike Epps, Charlie Shotwell, Ashley Brooke, Maureen Brennan, Rebecca Chulew, Johanna Colón, Milan Ray, Elton LeBlanc, Kenneth Wayne Bradley and Eric Bell Jr. also star.

Troop Zero Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US & UK)….

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PLUS ONE (2019): The Things I Liked…

Plus One (2019), Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, RLJE Films
Plus One (2019), Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, RLJE Films

Plus One is one of those ‘they’re definitely going to end up together but they just don’t know it yet’ movies.

Directed by Jeff Chan, Andrew Rhymer and starring Maya Erskine and Jack Quaid, the two leads play two friends who happen to be single during wedding season, and so they decide to go to the weddings they’ve been invited to as each other’s plus one.

I enjoyed the humour about all the things that often make weddings awkward and / or fun. Performance wise, I found Plus One completely faultless. The chemistry between Erskine and Quaid was great and I particularly enjoyed Erskine’s drunk acting / dancing and her characters testing yet endearing charm. 

I must confess that I had more fun with Plus One and the charming dialogue before the graveyard scene. A scene after which things became a little more serious and emotional. Overall though, I don’t regret watching Plus One because it has just the kind of charming quality I was after.

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MULAN (2020): New Official Trailer Starring Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li …

Mulan (2020), Yifei Liu, Walt Disney Studios
Mulan (2020), Yifei Liu, Walt Disney Studios

Mulan, the live-action Disney story about a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father has a new trailer.

Yifei Liu, Jet Li and Donnie Yen star while Niki Caro directs…

I’m surprised to find that I like the previous trailer better than this version. Something about it doesn’t have me quite as excited. Nevertheless, I’m still ready for the courageous, underestimated female warrior story.

Will Mulan cut off her beautiful dark locks as she does in the animated version of the movie? After seeing this trailer, I’m still not certain.

Rosalind Chao, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Li Gong, Jason Scott Lee, Tzi Ma, Ron Yuan and Yoson An also star.

Mulan Release Dates: March 27th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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