Category Archives: Drama

THE KITCHEN (2019): New Trailer From Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy, Elisabeth Moss, Domhnall Gleeson…

The Kitchen (2019), Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, Warner Bros. Pictures

Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss, Melissa MacCarthy and Domhnall Gleeson are the stars of new crime / drama The Kitchen.

Directed by Andrea Berloff, it’s the story of the wives of New York gangsters in Hell’s Kitchen in the 1970s, as they continue to operate their imprisoned husbands’ rackets…

I’m in for the Widows (2018) vibes. I’ll of course be comparing the two movies. Which will I like more? I wonder…

Common, Margo Martindale, James Badge Dale, Jeremy Bobb, Bill Camp and Brian d’Arcy James also star.

The Kitchen Release Dates: August 9th, 2019 (US); September 20th, 2019 (UK)…

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BOTTOM OF THE 9TH (2019): New Trailer From Sofia Vergara, Joe Manganiello…

Bottom Of The 9th (2019), Joe Manganiello
Bottom Of The 9th (2019), Joe Manganiello

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.

Bottom Of The 9th Release Dates: July 19th, 2019 (US / Internet)…

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ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD (2019): New Official Trailer For Quentin Tarantino Movie Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt Al Pacino…

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019), Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019), Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Sony Pictures Entertainment

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?

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Release Dates: July 26th, 2019 (US); August 14th, 2019 (UK)…

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DOWNTON ABBEY (2019): New OFFICIAL trailer Starring MAGGIE SMITH, HUGH BONNEVILLE, MICHELLE DOCKERY, Elizabeth McGovern…

Downton Abbey (2019), Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern
Downton Abbey (2019), Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern

To everyone who thought they’d seen the last of Downton Abbey’s Crawley family and their servants , the hit TV show is back in feature length movie form.

Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens) may be more than long gone, but director Michael Engler promises there’s still more story worth telling…

Having not seen the last Downton season, after watching this trailer I’m mostly curious about who has been cast to play the visiting royals, King George the Fifth and his wife Queen Elizabeth.

Downton Abbey Release Dates:  September 13th, 2019, (UK); September 20th , 2019 (US)

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THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN (2019): New Trailer From Milo Ventimiglia, Kevin costner, Amanda Seyfried…

The Art Of racing In The Rain (2019), Milo Ventimiglia
The Art Of Racing In The Rain (2019), Milo Ventimiglia

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.

The Art Of Racing In The Rain Release Dates: August 9th, 2019 (US); November 8th, 2019 (UK) …

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GRETA (2018): It’s…

Greta (2018), Chloë Grace Moretz, Focus Features
Greta (2018), Chloë Grace Moretz, Focus Features

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.

Watch it, if you’re really curious.

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ANGEL HAS FALLEN (2019): New Trailer From Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett-Smith…

(Angel Has Fallen 2019), Gerard Butler, Lionsgate Movies
(Angel Has Fallen 2019), Gerard Butler, Lionsgate Movies

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.

Angel Has Fallen Release Dates: August 23rd, 2019 (US & UK)…

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BEATS (2019): New Trailer From Anthony Anderson, Uzo Aduba, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Khalil Everage…

Beats (2019), Anthony Anderson, Khalil Everage, Netflix

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.

Beats Release Dates: June 19th, 2019 (US)…

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