Category Archives: Drama

THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG (2019): New Trailer From Nicholas Hoult, George MacKay, Charlie Hannum, Russell Crowe…

The True Story Of The Kelly Gang (2019), Charlie Hunnam
The True Story Of The Kelly Gang (2019), Charlie Hunnam

Set during 1870s Australia, The History Of The Kelly Gang is a new crime / biography about Australian bush-ranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities

Based on the novel by Peter Carey, director Justin Kurzel’s key cast includes George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Charlie Hunnam…

It’s not so much the killing that interests me, or even the Ned Kelly story. I mostly want to to find out how well the finnished product comes together with the mix of Hoult, Hunnam and Crowe,

Essie Davis, Orlando Schwerdt, Thomasin McKenzie, Earl Cave, Marlon Williams, Sean Keenan and Louis Hewison also star.

The History Of The Kelly Gang Release Dates

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RIDE LIKE A GIRL (2019): New Trailer Starring Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Brooke Satchwell…

Ride Like A Girl (2019), Teresa Palmer
Ride Like A Girl (2019), Teresa Palmer

Starring Teresa Palmer, Brooke Satchwell and Sam Neill, Ride Like A Girl is the true story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

 Directed by Rachel Griffiths; additional key cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Magda Szubanski, Sophia Forrest…

After reading the above synopsis, I honestly thought that this movie was set in the sixties – and not just because of the look and feel of this trailer.

I’m simultaneously surprised and not after learning that 2015 is the year of Payne’s great win. I’ll be watching this one for all the reasons that made it possible for Payne to win.

Henry Nixon, Aaron Glenane, Veronica Thomas, Mick Molloy, Amy Christian, Genevieve Morris, Jacob Warner, Zara Zoe and Shane Bourne also star.

Ride Like A Girl Release Dates

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THE LAST FULL MEASURE (2019): New Trailer From Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer, Jeremy Irvine…

The Last Full Measure (2020), Sebastian Stan, RoadsideFlix
The Last Full Measure (2020), Sebastian Stan, RoadsideFlix

Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer and Jeremy Irvine are the stars of The Last full Measure the story of Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr., who was awarded awarded the nation’s highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield, thirty four years after his death.

From Writer / director Todd Robinson; additional key cast includes Bradley Whitford, Ed Harris, Michael Imperioli…

I’m simply curious to find out why it had to take thirty four years for Pitsenbarger, Jr. to get the recognition he deserved. I also haven’t seen Stan in a leading role before so this should be interesting.

Diane Ladd, William Hurt, Alison Sudol, Linus Roache, John Savage, Peter Fonda, Robert Pine and Amy Madigan also star.

The Last Full Measure Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US)…

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IN THE TALL GRASS (2019): The Things I Liked…

In The Tall Grass (2019), Laysla De Oliveira, Netflix

The story of In The Tall Grass centres around a sister and brother who venture into a vast field of tall grass, only to discover that there may be no way out.

Based on a novella that’s co-written by Stephen King, director Vincenzo Natali’s drama / horror / thriller definitely starts off with promise. It then goes on to deliver some quite satisfying twists and turns, but ultimately ends up losing its way and becoming more watchable than memorable.

Part of the reason I didn’t find In The Tall Grass to be great overall is that the story doesn’t come together in a way that made me fully buy into it all. Nevertheless, I do have a favourite thing about this movie and that is the performance by talented young actor Will Buie Jr. who plays Tobin. Also, is it just me who thinks that Buie Jr. kind of resembles Michael Douglas somehow? I digress.

Though In The Tall Grass is definitely not the best drama / horror / thriller of 2019, it’s also not the worst; nor is it ‘nightmare inducing scary’. Give it a chance if you’re so curious.

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THE KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (2019): The Thing I Liked…

The Knight Before Christmas (2019), Vanessa Hudgens, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Netflix
The Knight Before Christmas (2019), Vanessa Hudgens, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Netflix

The Knight Before Christmas, a story about a medieval English knight who is magically transported to the present day where he meets the love of his life is exactly what I expected.

It’s a movie I liked almost purely for the Christmas-rich visuals. Everything else was tolerable just so I could enjoy that beautiful Ohio town and live in Hudgens’s character’s very well decorated house. 

I did definitely pay full attention throughout – but generally, The Knight Before Christmas is romantic, Christmassy, dare I say – silliness for incredibly non-taxing viewing. It was perfect for unwinding after my very busy week. 

Why not give it a chance and let it relax you if you’re especially curious? 

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AFTER CLASS (2019): New Trailer Starring Justin Long, Fran Drescher, Richard Schiff, Lynn Cohen…

After Class (2019), Justin Long, Lynn Cohen, Gravitas Ventures
After Class (2019), Justin Long, Lynn Cohen, Gravitas Ventures

Following controversial behaviour during class that gets him suspended, Josh (Justin Long), an NYC professor tries to defend his reputation while also spending a week re-connecting with his family.

Written / directed by  Daniel Schechter, After Class also stars Richard Schiff, Fran Drescher, Lynn Cohen…

Great actor and one of the cutest ‘movie grandmas’ ever, Lynn Cohen is part of the reason I’m interested. There’s also the promise of humour, of course.

Kate Berlant, Camrus Johnson, Becky Ann Baker, Tyler Wladis, Dana Eskelson, Silvia Morigi, Samrat Chakrabarti and Michael Godere also star.

Safe Spaces Release Dates: December 6th, 2019 (US)…

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EMMA (2020): New Trailer From Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart, Josh O’Connor…

Emma (2020), Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Focus Features
Emma (2020), Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Focus Features

Anya Taylor-Joy, Bill Nighy, Miranda Hart and Josh O’Connor are the stars of the new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, Emma.

Directed by Autumn de Wilde, Emma is a satire of social class and the pain of growing up. Before finding the love that’s been there all along, young, clever, handsome and rich Emma Woodhouse (Taylor-Joy) must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps…

The humour, beautiful costumes, general cleverness and sunshine definitely have my attention.

Mia Goth, Callum Turner, Chloe Pirrie, Rupert Graves, Johnny Flynn, Tanya Reynolds, Amber Anderson, Jill Buchanan, Kevin Daigneault and Aisling Turner also star.

Emma Release Dates: February 14th, 2020 (UK); February 21st, 2020 (US)…

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HALA (2019): New Trailer Starring Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna…

Hala (2019), Geraldine Viswanathan, Apple TV+
Hala (2019), Geraldine Viswanathan, Apple TV+

From writer / director  Minhal Baig, Hala is a new drama about Hala Masood (Geraldine Viswanathan), a muslim teenager in America coping with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

Executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith; additional key cast includes Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, Purbi Joshi…

This one I’ll be seeing for reasons including I don’t remember having seen a story from this perspective before, and the fact that this trailer looks rather good only has me more intrigued.

Anna Chlumsky, Azad Khan, Anna Chlumsky, Taylor Marie Blim, Charin Alvarez, Sam Straley, Sonny Bhatt and Ahmed Lucan also star.

Hala Release Dates: December 6th, 2019 (US)…

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