Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are the stars of new drama Bottom of The 9th.
Directed by Raymond De Felitta, it’s the story of a once-aspiring baseball player who returns to his Bronx neighborhood after serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake…
My fingers are crossed that Manganiello and Vergara’s real-life chemistry translates just right onscreen to tell this story.
I’m not sure that this is a based on a true events but it does remind me of the story of real life athlete Brian Banks who’s feature length film is out in August this year. How different will the stories be, I wonder.
Xavier Scott Evans, Burt Young, Vincent Pastore, James Madio, Yancey Arias and Michael Rispoli also star.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino’s latest film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Al Pacino and Margot Robbie has a new trailer.
Ready or not, here is a 2.5 minute tease of a crime / drama / thriller about a TV actor and his stunt double, as they embark on making a name for themselves in the film industry….
So far, I must admit that Once Upon A Time In Hollywood has not quite garnered the same kind of excitement within me as Tarantino’s previous films. I blame that on this trailer appearing to be a slight change of pace / style compared to Tarantino’s other movies. Nevertheless, I still can’t wait to see how he’ll keep things interesting. I mean, the man has never before let us down, right?
The Art Of racing In The Rain is a new Simon Curtis directed comedy / drama starring Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin Costner and Amanda Seyfried.
Costner lends his voice to a golden retriever named Enzo as he recalls the life lessons he’s learned from his race car driving owner, Denny…
A part of me half-seriously suspects that this movie was made to make more people into dog owners. For me, perhaps one day but I’m really watching for two reasons which are Ventimiglia and the fact that Kevin Costner has lent his rather pleasant voice to represent this very gorgeous canine.
Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, Al Sapienza, Martin Donovan, Karen Holness and also star.
Greta, a Neil Jordan directed drama / thriller about Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young woman who befriends a lonely widow, and lives to regret it is a film I’d really hoped to enjoy. Also starring Isabelle Huppert and Maika Monroe, the experience of watching Jordan’s movie left me wanting for a more thrilling, even, clever, better-written and structured film.
It’s odd but I think that the idea of Greta’s lunacy along with the idea of the nature of the scary things that were happening actually proved more terrifying than the result of what the acting and the way the story is told really made me feel.
Performance-wise, I unfortunately still find Moretz’s acting to be generally quite awkward. Huppert didn’t perform terribly but I don’t think the surface level feel of the script helped her much either. The few glimmers of hope in this otherwise mostly disappointingly executed film include the clever set-up that leads to the syringe scene and the dancing that immediately followed. Reason being, this is when we get a little glimpse into the extent of Greta’s ‘crazy’, even though it’s never properly explained. The other kind of highlight is the moments in the film that ‘play on Frances’s reality.’
Overall, besides reminding me of ‘stranger danger’, especially in a big city like New York, Greta confirmed that everyone really ought to be aware of their own vulnerabilities. Especially if people close to you haven’t helped to lovingly point them out.
In Angel Has Fallen, Gerard Butler is back as Secret Service Agent Mike Banning. Benning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President (Morgan Freeman) and as he tries to uncover the real threat, he must evade his own agency and the FBI…
Directed by Ric Roman Waugh; additional key cast includes Piper Perabo, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Tim Blake Nelson…
I really do love a good chase movie and this appears to be precisely that.
Lance Reddick, Chris Browning, Danny Huston, Michael Landes, Sarah-Stephanie and Sophia Del Pizzo also star.
Starring Anthony Anderson, Uzo Aduba, Khalil Everage and Emayatzy Corinealdi, Beats is a promising new coming-of-age drama set in Chicago’s South Side.
Directed by Chris Robinson, the story focuses on a reclusive teenage musical prodigy and his unlikely friendship with a down-on-his-luck high school security guard…
This well-edited trailer has me interested because of the way Uzo Aduba’s character asks the revealing question: ‘Are you gonna… make sure my son doesn’t get shot walking home from school?‘
Another reason to see this is the fact that I already feel quite invested in August’s complete evolution. I want to see him make it through to the other side and I definitely want to know just how great his beats actually are.
Last but not least, did I already mention Uzo Aduba? Something tells me we’re really going to enjoy her performance.
Paul Walter Hauser, Ariana Burks, Julian Williams, Dave East, Ashley Jackson, Megan Sousa, Evan J Simpson and Jeremy Phillips also star.