Category Archives: Family

ALADDIN (2019): New Trailer From Billy Magnussen, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud…

Mena MassoudAladdin (2019), Mena Massoud
Aladdin (2019), Mena Massoud

Guy Richie directs Mena Massoud, Billy Magnussen, Will Smith and Naomi Scott in Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin.

The following trailer is just a teaser but in case you forgot, the story of Aladdin starts when a sultan gives his daughter, Jasmine three days to find a husband. She escapes the palace and encounters the street-savvy Aladdin who charms his way into her heart…

For a moment there I was thinking, ‘are they really not going to show any footage, at all?’ and then the scene with the lamp happened and though it’s hardly anything, I was certainly happier than expected.

I didn’t actually realise I’d forgotten most of Aladdin’s story until I looked up the synopsis. Time to rewatch the animated version, I think.

Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari, Numan Acar, Kamil Lemieszewski and Navid Negahban also star.

Aladdin Release Dates: May 24th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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GOOSEBUMPS 2 – HAUNTED HALLOWEEN (2018): New Trailer Starring Madison Iseman, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor…

Goosebumps 2 - Haunted Halloween (2018), Caleel Harris , Jeremy Ray Taylor
Goosebumps 2 – Haunted Halloween (2018), Caleel Harris, Jeremy Ray Taylor

Directed by Ari Sandel, the first trailer for the Goosebumps sequel, Goosebumps 2 – Haunted Halloween is here and it looks so much like the TV show version that twelve year-old me used to love.

Key cast includes Madison Iseman, Caleel Harris, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, Jeremy Ray Taylor…

I haven’t read a Goosebumps book since I was probably 14 and this trailer really takes me back. I don’t know about you but I’m quite sure that I’d probably be happy about being ‘attacked’ by gummy bears; me now, mind you, maybe not twelve year-old me.

I want to watch so I can be taken back to my after school viewing habits.

Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween Release Dates: October 12th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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DUMBO (2019): New Trailer From Tim Burton – Starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito…

Dumbo (2019)
Dumbo (2019)

Directed by Tim Burton, Dumbo is Disney’s re-telling of the story of an elephant ridiculed for his big ears. Ears he’s in fact able to use as wings and fly.

Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito star…

To my surprise his trailer didn’t move me. It is only a teaser so there’s time. I do remember the Dumbo story though only vaguely. Perhaps the next Dumbo trailer will have me more excited, the way the Cinderella (2015 ) trailer did.

Dumbo Release Dates: March 29th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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A KID LIKE JAKE (2018): New Trailer Starring Claire Danes, Jim Parsons, Priyanka Chopra, Octavia Spencer…

A Kid Like Jake (2018), Claire Danes, Leo James Davis, Jim parsons
A Kid Like Jake (2018), Claire Danes, Leo James Davis, Jim parsons

Directed by Silas Howard, A Kid Like Jake stars Claire Danes, Jim parsons, Octavia Spencer and Priyana Chopra.

Parsons and Danes play a Brooklyn based couple whose four-year-old son’s preschool director points out that his gender-nonconforming play may be more than just a phase…

The subject matter is so very interesting and is a great reminder of why I love movies and the often useful stories they tell.

Besides the great cast and promising story, I’m really looking forward to the beautiful images of a well lit New York City, a place I always miss.

A Kid Like Jake Release Dates: June 1st, 2018 (US)…

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ZOO (2017): New Trailer Starring Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton, Ian McElhinney…

Zoo (2018), Art Parkinson
Zoo (2018), Art Parkinson

During the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941, young Tom and his misfit friends fought to save ‘Buster’ a baby elephant at Belfast Zoo.

Written and directed by Colin McIvor, Zoo is based on a true story and stars Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton, Ian McElhinney…

This one is for big elephant (my favourite grey creature) fans. I also really want to know which of the elephants in this movie are CGI, if not all.

Zoo Release Dates: June 29th, 2018 (UK & Ireland)…

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FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 – THE CRIMES OF GRINDENWALD (2018): New Trailer Starring Katherine Waterston, Jude Law Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne…

Fantastic Beasts 2 - The Crimes Of Grindenwald (2018), Eddie Redmayne
Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Crimes Of Grindenwald (2018), Eddie Redmayne

From David Yates (director of several Harry Potter films and the last Fantastic Beasts movie – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Eddie Redmayne is back for Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Crimes of Grindenwald.

Redmayne is joined by Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farell and others for more ‘wandtastic’ adventures as Newt Scamander…

The stunning visuals – including costume design, that’s why I’m in. I also can’t wait to see what Johny Depp’s character gets up to.

I have a feeling that this movie is going to be a constant reminder for of the reason why movies are my absolute favourite. They are, when done wonderfully, a true perfect amalgamation of all the arts.

Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Crimes Of Grindenwald Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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THE GRINCH (2018): New Trailer Starring Benedict Cumberbatch…

The Grinch (2018), Benedict Cumberbatch
The Grinch (2018), Benedict Cumberbatch

The Grinch stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the grumpy Christmas hating so and so who plans to ruin Christmas for all residents of the village of Whoville.

Directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier, this looks to be a remake of How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) which starred Jim Carey…

I’ll tune in to this for comparison purposes. I want to find out how The Grinch will fair against How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Another reason to watch is the appeal of ‘grumpy but cute.’ The Grinch is certainly grumpy. He’s also absolutely cute. The final reason to watch would be the bass in Cumberbatch’s voice.

The Grinch Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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MARY POPPINS RETURNS (2018): New Trailer From Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Lin-Manuel Miranda…

Marry Poppins Returns (2018), Emily Blunt
Marry Poppins Returns (2018), Emily Blunt

Director Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London. In the follow-up to the 1964 family movie, both Jane and Michael Banks are grown up and Michael has three children. After the family suffer a terrible loss, Mary Poppins turns up to show them the joy and wonder that’s been missing from their lives.

Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Mortimer star…

For a moment I thought this teaser trailer wasn’t going to show Blunt as Poppins at all. I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with the role. Her accent sounds a little unlike what I expected but it’s early days yet.

So far, I’m absolutely loving the coats in this trailer, especially that green beauty at 1:04!

Mary Poppins Returns Release Dates: December 21st, 2018 (UK); December 25th, 2018 (US)…

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