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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2018): New Trailer From Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Guy Pearce, Gemma Chan…

Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Saoirse Ronan
Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Saoirse Ronan

From director Josie Rourke, Mary Queen Of Scots is a new historical drama about the relationship between Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and her cousin Mary Stuart.

Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie,  Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn and Gemma Chan star…

First of all, isn’t it special and interesting that two Australian actors have had the opportunity to play Elizabeth I on the big screen twenty years apart? Cate Blanchett’s performance in Elizabeth (1998) is still so powerful and fresh in my mind.

When I first saw Margot in this trailer, I wasn’t sure… but then as the trailer played some more, my faith increased. The real main reason I can’t wait to see this one is the brilliant Ronan. I just want to see her deliver all the great dialogue that wonderful way she knows how. I’ll also be marvelling at the visual spectacle of it all, of course. 

Bring on the rivalry!

David Tennant, Brendan Coyle and Jack Lowden also star.

Mary Queen Of Scots Release Dates: December 7th, 2018, (US); January 18th, 2018 (UK)…

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COLETTE (2018): New Trailer From Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson, Fiona Shaw…

Colette (2018), Dominic West, Keira Knightley
Colette (2018), Dominic West, Keira Knightley

Colette is the story of  a woman fighting over gender-based societal constraints after she writes very successful books under her husbands name but decides she wants creative ownership.

Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson and Fiona Shaw star while Wash Westmoreland directs…

I’m watching because it’s Keira and for the true story of an important fight.

Denise Gough, Aiysha Hart and Ray Panthaki also star.

Colette Release Dates: September 21st, 2018 (US); January 25th, 2019 (UK)…

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THE FAVOURITE (2018): New Trailer From Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Coleman, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Alwyn…

The Favourite (2018), Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz
The Favourite (2018), Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz

Director Yorgos Lanthimos’s (The Lobster, 2015) latest film is a period piece that stars Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Olivia Coleman, Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn.

Set in early 18th century England, Lady Sarah – the close friend of a frail Queen Anne steps in to govern England. New servant Abigail arrives and her charm endears her to Sarah…

I’m in because the cast is great. I’m in to hear Emma Stone’s English accent and for the delightful madness that is characteristic of a Lanthimos movie. I’m also definitely in for the costume. Yes, definitely the costume!

The Favourite Release Dates: November 23rd, 2018 (US), January 1st, 2019 (2019)…

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FIRST MAN (2018): New Trailer Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke…

First Man (2018), Ryan Gosling
First Man (2018), Ryan Gosling

Directed by Damien Chazelle  (La La Land (2016), First Man is the story of the life of American astronaut Neil Armstrong

Starring Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy and Jason Clarke, we get to learn about Armstrong and the space mission that made him the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20th, 1969…

Hidden figures (2016) is still quite fresh in my mind; not to say that this is exactly the same story but I’m not quite excited about this movie just yet. I only really became enthused at the point when Foy’s character lost it. Still, I’m sure Gosling and Chazelle will do a good job.

Pablo Schreiber, Kyle Chandler, Ciarán Hinds, Ethan Embry, Jason Clarke and Corey Stoll alos star.

First Man Release Dates: October 12, 2018 (US & UK)…

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OPERATION FINALE (2018): New Trailer From Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Joe Alwyn…

Operation Finale (2018), Oscar Isaac
Operation Finale (2018), Oscar Isaac

Operation Finale is the true story of the team of secret agents brought together to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust.

Set 15 years after World War II, Operation Finale is directed by Chris Weitz and stars Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Joe Alwyn…

I’m excited at the prospect of seeing Ben Kingsley in a movie that looks worthy of his talents. I also want the bad guy caught, of course.

As I watched this trailer, it occurred to me that so iconic is Christoph Waltz’s turn as Col. Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds (2009), I will probably always think of him every time I see another actor in the Colonel uniform of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi army. I confess that I say this as someone who’s yet to watch Schindler’s list.

Nick Kroll, Lior Raz and Haley Lu Richardson also star.

Operation Finale Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US)…

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THE HAPPY PRINCE (2018): New Trailer For Oscar Wilde Movie Starring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson…

 

The Happy Prince (2018), Rupert Everett
The Happy Prince (2018), Rupert Everett

Written, directed by and starring Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince is the untold story of the last days in the tragic times of celebrated Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde.

Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson co-star…

Mr Wilde has far too many wise and amusing quotes for me not to make time for this movie. Especially in hopes that I can hear as many of them as possible.

One of my absolute favourites… ‘Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.’

The Happy Prince Release Dates: June 15th, 2018 (UK)…

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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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GUERNSEY (2018): New Trailer From Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay…

Guernsey (2018), Michiel Huisman
Guernsey (2018), Michiel Huisman

In Guernesy, Lily James plays Juliet Ashton, a writer who forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, and writes a book about their experience of the war.

Directed by  Mike Newell; Michiel Huisman, Jessica Brown Findlay and Matthew Goode play the other key cast…

I’m interested to find out what happened to Elizabeth McKenna (Jessica Brown Findlay). The words ‘untimely and possibly gruesome death’ come to mind. However, it would be great to be surprised.

Glen Powell, Marek Oravec and Tom Courtenay also star

Guerney Release Dates: April 20th, 2018 (UK

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