Category Archives: Family

MULAN (2020): New Official Trailer Starring Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li …

Mulan (2020), Yifei Liu, Walt Disney Studios
Mulan (2020), Yifei Liu, Walt Disney Studios

Mulan, the live-action Disney story about a young Chinese maiden who disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father has a new trailer.

Yifei Liu, Jet Li and Donnie Yen star while Niki Caro directs…

I’m surprised to find that I like the previous trailer better than this version. Something about it doesn’t have me quite as excited. Nevertheless, I’m still ready for the courageous, underestimated female warrior story.

Will Mulan cut off her beautiful dark locks as she does in the animated version of the movie? After seeing this trailer, I’m still not certain.

Rosalind Chao, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Li Gong, Jason Scott Lee, Tzi Ma, Ron Yuan and Yoson An also star.

Mulan Release Dates: August 21st, 2020 (US)…

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CALL OF THE WILD (2020): New Trailer From Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan, Dan Stevens, Bradley Whitford…

Call Of The Wild (2020), Harrison Ford, 20th Century Fox
Call Of The Wild (2020), Harrison Ford, 20th Century Fox

Harrison Ford, Karen Gillan Bradley Whitford and Dan Stevens are the stars of Call Of The Wild; a new adventure movie about a sled dog’s struggle for survival in the Alaskan wild.

Directed by Chris Sanders, Call Of The wild is based on Jack London’s best selling novel of the same name…

I’m in because this one’s based on a bestselling book and Ford deemed the story / script good enough to ‘come out of retirement.’

Also, this trailer features some beautifully shot moving moments. I wonder how many times the finished film is going to make me cry.

Jean Louisa Kelly, Cara Gee, Wes Brown, Omar Sy, Colin Woodell, Terry Notary, Preston Bailey, Gary Sievers, Scott MacDonald, Michael Horse and Adam Fergus also star.

Call Of The Wild Release Dates: February 19th, 2020 (UK); February 21st, 2020 (US)…

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SOUL (2020): New Trailer From Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, John Ratzenberger…

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

Soul is the latest animated adventure from Disney Pixar starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and John Ratzenberger.

From directors  Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, Foxx plays Joe Gardner, a musician who has lost his passion for music. Joe is transported out of his body and must find his way back, with the help of an infant soul learning about herself…

Before reading the synopsis, I watched the trailer and by the end all that came out of my mouth was ‘Huh?

Now, after paying closer attention to the clues, Joe is very likely in between life and death. It looks like this will be another clever and especially moving Pixar movie and I’m definitely OK with that.

Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, and Ahmir-Khalib Thompson also star

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

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A REINDEER’S JOURNEY (2018): New Trailer For Donald Sutherland Narrated Reindeer Documentary…

A Reindeer's Journey (2018)
A Reindeer’s Journey (2018)

A real tale set in the heart of the grandiose landscapes of Lapland, A Reindeer’s Journey (Une odyssée en Laponie), is an adventure / family movie / documentary all about the survival of a small wild reindeer named Aïlo.

Narrated by Donald Sutherland, director Guillaume Maidatchevsky’s film focuses on the challenges faced by the young, frail and vulnerable Aïlo throughout his first year in Lapland…

At birth, a reindeer only has five minutes to stand up, five more to learn how to walk and five more to learn how to run and swim.’

The above quote has me wanting to see the footage of Aïlo doing all the above. And it helps that he’s cute.

Additional key cast includes Aldebert, Prinssi…

A Reindeer’s Journey Release Dates: November 15th, 2019 (US)…

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DOLITTLE (2020): New Trailer From Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard…

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

New Fantasy / comedy Dolittle stars Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Michael Sheen and Marion Cotillard in a retelling of the Doctor little story.

A Stephen Gaghan directed tale about a physician who discovers that he can talk to animals and based on a character created by Hugh Lofting…

The animals and Downey Jr’s talents are why I’m interested – and naturally, I’ll of course be comparing this to the 1998 version starring Eddie Murphy.

Antonio Banderas, Kumail Nanjiani, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, 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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JUNGLE CRUISE (2020): New Trailer From Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Jack Whitehall…

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

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons and Jack Whitehall are the stars of Jungle cruise, a new fantasy / adventure based on Disneyland’s theme park ride.

A ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travellers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals, reptiles, and with a supernatural element…

Looks like quite a fun cross between, Tarzan, and Jumanji. Also, just yesterday I was thinking, ‘I haven’t seen Emily Blunt in a while…’ And now, here she is.

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

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

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THE ELEPHANT QUEEN (2020): New Trailer For Chiwetel Ejiofor Narrated Documentary About An Elephant Family…

The Elephant Queen (2020), Apple TV+
The Elephant Queen (2020), Apple TV+

Directed by  Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone, Chiwetel Ejiofor narrates new documentary The Elephant Queen.

Set in the African Savannah, at the centre of this story of love, loss, family and coming home is elephant mother Athena. Athena must do everything in her power to protect her herd when they’re forced to leave their waterhole…

My love for elephants and their gentle nature is the reason I simply have to see this one.

The Elephant Queen Release Dates

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THE SECRET GARDEN (2019): New Trailer From Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody, Julie Walters, Dixie Egerickx…

The Secret Garden (2020), Colin Firth, Studio Canal
The Secret Garden (2020), Colin Firth, Studio Canal

The Secret Garden is a movie version of  novelist Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book of the same name.

Starring Colin Firth, Maeve Dermody, Julie Walters and Dixie Egerickx, it’s a Marc Munden directed story about a young orphan girl who discovers a magical garden hidden at her uncle’s house…

I vaguely remember reading The Secret Garden at school, but I somehow only recall the basics. I.e. ‘There was a girl. There was a secret garden.

I’ll watch this to be reminded, but also definitely to enjoy the visulas of the beautiful flowers and greenery.

Jemma Powell, Amir Wilson, Sonia Goswami, Jackson Kai, Edan Hayhurst, Lee Starkey, Tommy Surridge, Chloe Stannage, Isis Davis, Abdul Hakim Joy and Anne Lacey also star.

The Secret Garden Release Dates: August 14th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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