The Longest Ride is a drama / romance directed by George Tillman Jr and based on a book by Nicholas Sparks.
Starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson, the film follows two couples, one young and the other much older whose paths cross one night in North Carolina.
As I watched The Longest Ride, I found myself thinking, ‘enough of this older couple’s story, more of the other, please!’ but their story does get a little more interesting.
The film is quite long and there are some moments where the dialogue didn’t sound great but I do like what happened at the auction at the end.
Overall, I definitely prefer Dear John (2010) or The Notebook(2004) to this film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book.
As for any reasons to watch, you’ll learn a few things about bull riding and you may even find yourself taking note of some of the country music in the musical score. The main reason I tuned in is a curiosity about Scott Eastwood (son of Clint). The good news is, he’s definitely not terrible.
My reason for watching the new version of Cinderella had very little to do with the romance. I watched the movie because of the cast, particularly one of my favourites, super Australian Actress, Cate Blanchett.
The well edited trailer with the perfect musical score also helped, but ultimately, I was most excited to see how Director Kenneth Branagh handled cinderella’s battle with her evil step mother and horrid step sisters.
The film is beautiful thanks to Branagh and his well chosen cast which includes Lily James in the title role, Helena Bonham as the Fairy Godmother and Richard Madden portraying Prince Charming.
Besides having good dialogue and being quite the visual spectacle, the movie had me reflecting on my own experience of courage and the gift of kindness, especially when it comes from the most unexpected place.
Watch to see a rightful win and of course there is the fairytale romance.
You may be surprised to learn that in Amazon Video’s latest TV movie trailer, Giovanni Ribisi is playing an ex-felon.
My favourite of the characters Ribisi has played in the past all happen to be in comedies. There’s his portrayal of Frank Buffay Jr. – Phoebe’s younger brother in hit TV sitcom Friends. More recently you can watch him as the creepy moustachioed dad character in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted (2012)and as the somewhat dim-witted Edward in A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014), also from MacFarlane.
Sneaky Pete is directed by David Shore and features a supporting cast that includes Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Shane McRae and Bryan Cranston. It would be great to see Ribisi in a new light, so fingers crossed that we won’t want to forget that this particular role ever happened.
Idris Elba is terrifying in the tension filled trailer for his well titled new movie, Beasts of No Nation.
With Cary Fukunaga, a brilliant Director best known for television series True Detective directing, the combination of that withIdrisElba’s intensity and young Actor, Abraham Attah’s fresh talent makes for another promising film scheduled for 2015.
The new trailer for Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamssonand starring Brie Larson doesn’t reveal very much. However, that’s part of what makes it good. Especially if you have an overactive imagination like mine…
I last saw Larson in The Gambler (2015), whereshe gave a good performance alongside Mark Wahlberg. As such, I’m quite excited to witness more of her talents in this leading role.
Based on the work of real life social psychologist Stanley Milgram, Experimenter focuses on the 1961 radical behavior experiments that Milgram carried out, in order to test the ordinary person’s willingness to obey authority.
With Peter Sarsgaard, John Leguizamo, Winona Ryder and Anton Yelchin as the leading cast, I’m excited to see how this intriguing true story plays out.