Category Archives: Family

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 – SUMMER VACATION (2018): New Trailer From Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi…

Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018).
Hotel Transylvania 3 (2018).

Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez and Steve Buscemi are back in the third instalment of the Genndy Tartakovsky directed Hotel Transylvania 3.

This time the action takes place away from the the vacation hotel on a luxury monster cruise ship. The monster family are all having a great time catching up on their moon tans but then Drac goes and falls for the the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka and everything changes…

I’ll be tuning in for the easy viewing light entertainment. I’ll probably also be wondering whose accent I love more; Adam Sandler as Drac in the Hotel Transylvania movies or Steve Carell as Gru in the Despicable Me films?

Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Keegan-Michael Key, David Spade and David Spade also star.

Hotel Transylvania 3 – Summer Vacation Release Dates: July 13th, 2018 (US); July 27th, 2018 (UK)

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FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 – THE CRIMES OF GRINDENWALD (2018): New ‘First Look Trailer’ From Eddie Redmayne, Collin Farell,  Katherine Waterston…

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

Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Crimes of Grindenwald is the second instalment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them‘ series.

Directed by David Yates; starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Ezra Miller, the story is all about the ongoing adventures of Newt Scamander….

I’m still yet to watch the first movie because fantasy isn’t my favourite genre. Nevertheless, it looks as though a lot of footage from the first movie has been used for this trailer. It could just be the general look of the films and the fact that Redmayne’s character appears to sport the same outfit at all times. You know, like Bart Simpson.

It could also be that the marketing people wanted to release something exactly a year before the first movie but they had absolutely nothing to show and so they opted to use old footage. That’s probably it.

I’m sure I’ll eventually make time for these movies. Especially since I put off watching Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and actually rather enjoyed it when I saw it, finally.

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

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THE BREADWINNER (2017): New Trailer Starring Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif…

The Breadwinner (2017)
The Breadwinner (2017)

Directed by Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner is about a headstrong young girl in Afghanistan who disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. Saara ChaudryLaara Sadiq and Shaista Latif star…

Something about the look and feel of this animation reminds me of the kinds of stories and children’s books I used to read as an eight year-old. Therefore I must watch.

The Breadwinner Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (US)…

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BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson
Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson

The last time Disney had a live action movie made of one of their fairy tales, I was beyond thrilled. Thrilled with the trailer, thrilled with the cast list and absolutely delighted with the end result. The movie I’m talking about is of course, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella (2015).

For me personally, Cinderella was always going to be a hard act to follow. Bill Condon’s Beauty & The Beast is a movie I was also looking forward to. However, to be fair, Beauty & The Beast doesn’t quite have the likes of acting queen Cate Blanchett on the cast list. So you can imagine that my enthusiasm just wasn’t the same. Additionally, the acting and singing weren’t bad but as a non-fan of musicals, all the singing probably didn’t help me appreciate the film more. I really did enjoy the romance towards the end and I think the movie was alright, overall. Without a doubt though, my preference is certainly Cinderella. I imagine that big fans of Beauty & The Beast rather enjoyed this remake of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Maybe they even loved it as much as I did Cinderella.

I understand that Aladdin is coming next. I’ll of course eventually watch it even though it is a musical.

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EARTH – ONE AMAZING DAY (2017): New BBC Earth Documentary Narrated By Jackie Chan and Robert Redford…

Earth - One Amazing Day (2017)
Earth – One Amazing Day (2017)

Directed by Richard Dale, Lixin Fan and Peter Weber, Earth – One Amazing Day is a new documentary that follows several of the World’s beautiful animals over the course of one single day. Tracked from the highest mountains to the remotest islands and exotic jungles and with the help of great filmmaking technology, seriously jaw-dropping footage awaits. Actors Jackie Chan and Robert Redford narrate…

I’m basically in for the high quality images of Earth’s animals, both beautiful and scary. I mean… I just saw what happened with the snakes from precisely one minute into the trailer. Relaxing viewing that is not, but I’m ready.

Earth – One Amazing Day Release Dates: October 6th, 2017 (US); October 20th, 2017 (UK)…

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WONDERSTRUCK (2017): New Trailer From Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Millicent Simmonds, Oakes Fegley…

Wonderstruck (2017), Julianne Moore
Wonderstruck (2017), Julianne Moore

Wonderstruck is the latest movie from Todd Haynes, a director most recently known for his great work on Carol (2015). Starring  Julianne Moore, Millicent Simmonds, Michelle Williams and Oakes Fegley, the movie tells the story of a young boy in the Midwest at the same time as telling a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago. Both children seek the same mysterious connection…

The content of this trailer intrigues me a little but it’s really the names Julianne Moore and Todd Haynes that will having me tuning in. The story is based on Brian Selznick’s best selling book of the same name.

Wonderstruck Release Dates: October 20th, 2017 (US)…

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A WRINKLE IN TIME (2018): New Trailer From Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw…

A Wrinkle In Time (2018), Oprah Winfrey
A Wrinkle In Time (2018), Oprah Winfrey

Fantasy / adventure, A Wrinkle In Time is a story about a young girl called Meg. Meg is sent into space with her brother and a friend by three peculiar beings.  Together they must venture there to find Meg’s scientist father after his sudden disappearance. Directed by Ava DuVernay; A Wrinkle In Time stars Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw…

Reasons to watch this movie include the story, which is completely new to me, the magic, the talented cast and the beautiful visuals. I’m liking Oprah Winfrey as the voice of the narrator, as well as the hint of a vibe similar to Alice In Wonderland and The Wizard Of Oz. 

Mindy Kaling, Zach Galifianakis,  Michael Peña, Bellamy Young and André Holland also star.

A Wrinkle In Time Release Dates: March 9th, 2018 (US), 23rd March, 2018 (UK)…

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JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE (2017): New Trailer From Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan…

Jumanji - Welcome To The Jungle (2017), Jack Black
Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle (2017), Jack Black

Four teenagers are sucked into Jumanji‘s world – pitted against rhinos, black mambas and an endless variety of jungle traps and puzzles. They must  beat the game to return to Planet Earth with their lives. Directed by Jake Kasden, the stars of Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle are Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Karen Gillan…

All I remember about Robin Williams’ Jumanji (1995) is that the characters sported khaki attire and ran away from stuff in the jungle. This trailer looks very promising and I’m most excited about the humour.

Nick Jonas, Missi Pyle and Rhys Darby also star.

Jumanji – Welcome To The Jungle  Release Dates: December 22nd, 2017 (US); December 29th, 2017 (UK)…

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