Category Archives: Family

DADS (2020): New Trailer From Bryce Dallas Howard For Documentary About Contemporary Fatherhood…

Dads (2020), Apple TV+
Dads (2020), Apple TV+

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Dads (2020).


Directed by  Bryce Dallas Howard; Dads is a new Apple TV+ documentary aimed at exploring contemporary fatherhood through anecdotes and wisdom.

Also featuring Dallas Howard’s own father, director Ron Howard, additional features include famous funnymen including Jimmy Kimmel, Will Smith, Jimmy Fallon, Neil Patrick Harris…

I get the feeling I’m going to be happy to spend some time simply watching fathers putting smiles on their children’s faces, and vice versa. Anything else will very likely just be a bonus.

Other featured fathers include Patton Oswalt, Judd Apatow, Hasan Minhaj, Ron Howard, Ken Jeong, Thiago Queiroz, Andy Griffith and Kenan Thompson.

Dads Release Dates: June 19th, 2020, Apple TV+

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THE WILLOUGHBYS (2020): New Trailer From Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara, Maya Rudolph, Ricky Gervais…

The Willoughbys (2020), Netflix
The Willoughbys (2020), Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Willoughbys (2020).


New animated comedy The Willoughbys is all about four children who are dissatisfied with their parents.

Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. And so begins their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

Directed by Kris Pearn, Cory Evans and Rob Lodermeier; The Willoughbys stars Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara, Ricky Gervais…

Considering that I’ve never read the books on which The Willoughbys is based, I kind of want to know in which way the children get a happy ending.

The only thing is, I wonder how long it’ll take for me to get comfortable with the severe pointedness of all their seriously sharp noses.

Jane Krakowski, Terry Crews, Seán Cullen, Shannon Chan-Kent, Rebecca Husain, Robyn Ross and Cristina Rosato also star.

The Willoughbys Release Dates: April 22nd, 2020 (US)…

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SOUL (2020): New Trailer Starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, John Ratzenberger, Daveed Diggs…

Soul (2020), Disney Pixar
Soul (2020), Disney Pixar

The latest trailer for Disney Pixar’s Soul, just arrived.

Starring Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Daveed Diggs and John Ratzenberger, it’s the story of Joe Gardner, a musician who is transported out of his body and must find his way back, with the help of an infant soul.

I’m really looking forward to this one. Looks just about as comforting as one would want it to be. The premise also has me thinking about Netflix’s hit show The Good Place.

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, and Phylicia Rashad also star.

Soul Release Dates: November 20th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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JUNGLE CRUISE (2020): New Trailer Starring Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons, Edgar Ramírez…

Jungle Cruise (2020), Emily Blunt,Dwayne Johnson, Walt Disney Studios
Jungle Cruise (2020), Emily Blunt,Dwayne Johnson, Walt Disney Studios

A fun new trailer for Disney’s Jungle Cruise just landed.

A fantasy / adventure based on Disneyland’s theme park ride, where a small riverboat takes a group of travellers through a jungle where everything wants to kill you, and there’s a the promise of the supernatural…

Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Edgar Ramirez and Jesse Plemons star while Jaume Collet-Serra directs.

I like that Jungle Cruise kind of reminds me of Jumanji – and not just because of Johnson and the jungle setting.

The Johnson / Blunt dynamic looks like a lot of fun and I can’t wait to hear more from the villains. For example, who is Ramirez playing because the snake through the face moment in this trailer is quite something.

Veronica Falcón, Andy Nyman, Paul Giamatti, Quim Gutiérrez, Raphael Alejandro and Mark Ashworth also star.

Jungle Cruise Release Dates: July 30th, 2021 (US)…

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ARTEMIS FOWL (2020): New Trailer From Colin Farrell, Josh gad, Judi Dench, Ferdia Shaw…

Artemis Fowl (2020), Colin Farrell, Ferdia Shaw, Walt Disney Studios
Artemis Fowl (2020), Colin Farrell, Ferdia Shaw, Walt Disney Studios

The latest trailer for Artemis Fowl, a fantasy / adventure about a young criminal mastermind is here.

Directed by Kenneth Brannagh; key cast includes Colin Farrell, Judi Dench Josh Gad, Ferdia Shaw…

With this one, rather than the story, I find myself more interested in the special effects, especially where the villains / monsters are concerned.

Fantasy is generally not my go to genre. However I do like Farrell, and I’m sure I’d eventually forget about how little Shaw seems to resemble Farrell once the movie gets started.

Nikesh Patel, Hong Chau, Nonso Anozie, Miranda Raison, Adrian Scarborough, Taylor James, Lara McDonnell, Joshua McGuire, and Ferdia Shaw also star.

Artemis Fowl Release Dates: June 12th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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RUMBLE (2021): New Trailer From Will Arnett, Ben Schwartz, Geraldine Viswanathan, Terry Crews…

Rumble (2021), Will Arnett, Paramount Studios
Rumble (2021), Will Arnett, Paramount Studios

Will Arnett, Ben Schwartz, Geraldine Viswanathan and Terry Crews are the cast of Rumble. An animated comedy set in a world where monster wrestling is a global sport and monsters are superstar athletes.

Directed by Hamish Grieve; Viswanathan is teenager Winnie who decides to coach a loveable underdog monster (Arnett) so he can become the new champion.

It’s definitely Arnett’s voice and the humour that are the main reasons I want to see this. Hopefully the story will be a great too.

Jimmy Tatro, Tony Danza, Fred Melamed, Joe Anoa’i, Rebecca Quin, Michael Buffer and Stephen A. Smith also star.

Rumble Release Dates: January 29th, 2021 (US); February 5th, 2021 (UK)…

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DOLITTLE (2020): New Official Trailer Starring Robert Downey Jr., Kumail Nanjiani, Tom holland, Antonio Banderas…

Dolittle (2020), Robert Downey Jr, Universal Pictures
Dolittle (2020), Robert Downey Jr, Universal Pictures

Dolittle, the Stephen Gaghan directed fantasy / comedy about a physician (Robert Downey Jr.) who discovers he can to talk to animals has a brand new trailer.

Additional key cast includes Kumail Nanjiani, Tom Holland, Antonio Banderas…

Perhaps it’s the music. Maybe it’s Downey Jr. Wait! it’s got to be the animals, right?

What am I saying? Clearly it’s all three things that made me strangely emotional as I watched this trailer. Looking forward to being moved and seeing how different things might be if we really could talk with animals.

Also, I’m definitely really looking forward to Nanjiani as the ostrich.

Emma Thompson, Marion Cotillard, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Sheen, Jessie Buckley, Selena Gomez, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, and John Cena also star.

Dolittle Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US); February 7th, 2020 (UK)…

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TROOP ZERO (2019): New Trailer From Mckenna Grace, Viola Davis, ALLISON JANNEY, Jim Gaffigan…

Troop Zero (2019), Viola Davis, Prime Video
Troop Zero (2019), Viola Davis, Prime Video

Troop Zero, a new comedy / drama about a misfit girl named Christmas who has dreams of life in outer space stars Mckenna Grace, Allison Janney, Viola Davis and Jim Gaffigan.

Directed by  Bert & Bertie Troop Zero is set in rural 1977 Georgia where a competition offers Christmas the chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record; and so so begins the recruitment of Troop Zeroa makeshift group of Birdie Scouts…

It’s Janney, Davis and there’s humour, so I’m definitely interested. I’m perhaps even more intrigued since this looks like a far less emotionally taxing role for Davis than her usual. I wonder if she’ll cry at all. Maybe just a single tear.

Edi Patterson, Mike Epps, Charlie Shotwell, Ashley Brooke, Maureen Brennan, Rebecca Chulew, Johanna Colón, Milan Ray, Elton LeBlanc, Kenneth Wayne Bradley and Eric Bell Jr. also star.

Troop Zero Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US & UK)….

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