Category Archives: History

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (2020): New Aaron Sorking Movie Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen…

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), Eddie Redmayne, Netflix
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020), Eddie Redmayne, Netflix

Written/directed by Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a new historical thriller about 7 people on trial for various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alex Sharp and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the key cast.

I can’t deny how happy I was to see Redmayne’s face on screen again. He’s one of my favourites, along with Baron Cohen

It’s going to be emotional but I’m quite sure it’ll be worth it because of the fantastic cast and that magic that Sorkin does so well with words.

Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance, Ben Shenkman, J.C. MacKenzie, Frank Langella and Noah Robbins also star.

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Release Date: October 16th, 2020 (US)/ Netflix…

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THE GLORIAS (2020): New Trailer For Gloria Steinem Biography Starring Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe, Bette Midler…

The Glorias (2020), Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, RoadsideFlix

From director  Julie Taymor, The Glorias is a new biography that covers the story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s itinerant childhood’s influence on her life. Especially as a writer, activist and organizer for women’s rights worldwide.

Key cast includes Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe, Bette Midler…

I’m curious about this one because it’s always great to learn about humans who helped changed the world in positive ways. It also helps that the cast is good.

Also, maybe because the last few weeks saw the release of some truly epic trailers but I wish that this trailer edit had me more excited than it does.

Lulu Wilson, Timothy Hutton, Mo Brings Plenty, Myles Evans, Lorraine Toussaint, Kimberly Guerrero, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, David Shae and Allie McCulloch also star.

The Glorias Release Dates: September 30th, 2020 (US)…

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JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (2021): Great New Trailer Starring Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemmons…

Judas and The Black Messiah (2020), Daniel Kaluuya, Warner Bros. Pictures
Judas and The Black Messiah (2020), Daniel Kaluuya, Warner Bros. Pictures

Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O’Neal.

Co directed by Ryan Coogler and Shaka King this very promising movie stars Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield and Jesse Plemons.

It’s official, this is my favourite week of movie trailer releases in 2020. First we had Ratched (2020) a couple of days ago and now this. I’ve already watched this trailer countless times and I cannot wait to see what looks like a superb performance from Kaluuya and Stanfield. Two brilliant actors I last saw together in Jordan Peele’s massive hit, Get Out (2017).

This is the kind of movie that I imagine will be really great to see in a movie theatre.

Martin Sheen, Ashton Sanders, Lil Rel Howery, Algee Smith, Jermaine Fowler, Robert Longstreet, Dominique Fishback, Nick Fink and Darrell Britt-Gibson also star.

Judas and The Black Messiah Release Dates: 2021, exact date to be confirmed.

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THE IRON HAMMER (2020): New Trailer For Documentary About Chinese Volleyball Legend Lang Ping

The Iron Hammer (2020), Lang Ping
The Iron Hammer (2020), Lang Ping

The Iron Hammer is a new documentary about Chinese icon Lang Ping, the first person in volleyball history to have won gold at the Olympics, both as a player and as a coach.

Directed by by Joan Chen; the film follows Ping’s journey in China, to a career coaching abroad, then returning back to China to transform a struggling national team into champions.

My story with volleyball starts and ends with mandatory physical education in high school. ‘Good at it’ I most certainly wasn’t. What I am is interested in Ping’s life story; how she came to be the best, likely against some notable odds.

The Iron Hammer Release Dates: September 1st, 2020 (US)…

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HOLLYWOOD (2020): New Trailer For Ryan Murphy Series Starring Darren Criss, Laura Harrier, Jim Parsons, Samara Weaving, David Corenswet…

Hollywood (2020), Laura Harrier, Netflix
Hollywood (2020), Laura Harrier, Netflix

From creators Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Hollywood is a new 7 part Netflix miniseries about a group of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World War II Hollywood; all trying to make it big – no matter the cost.

Key cast includes Darren Criss, Jim Parsons, Samara Weaving, Laura Harrier and Jeremy Pope.

I simply couldn’t ignore this one. Especially since it seems to want to re-write history whilst showing the dark side of Hollywood. The side that’s fueled by power, ambition and desperation.

I’m also watching for the fashion, and Jim Parsons, (a.k.a Sheldon Cooper). Considering how very particular Parsons’s portrayal of Cooper was on The Big Bang Theory, I enjoy finding out how different he is in other roles.

Holland Taylor, Queen Latifah, Caesar Osiris, Patti LuPone, Dylan McDermott, Colette McDermott, Mira Sorvino, Jake Picking, Nicola Bertram and Kerry Knuppe also star.

Hollywood Release Dates: May 1st, 2020 (US & UK) / Netflix…

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RESISTANCE (2020): New Trailer From Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Edgar Ramírez, Clémence Poésy…

Resistance (2020), Jesse Eisenberg, IFC Films
Resistance (2020), Jesse Eisenberg, IFC Films

New drama / biography Resistance is the story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

Written / directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, key cast includes Jesse Eisenberg, Ed Harris, Edgar Ramírez, Clémence Poésy

Having recently seen Eisenberg in The Art Of Self Defense (2019) where for much of the film he’s far from empowered, I like that in Resistance his character appears to be brave, heroic and taking charge.

Matthias Schweighöfer, Bella Ramsey, Géza Röhrig, Karl Markovics, Félix Moati, Alicia von Rittberg, Vica Kerekes, Tobias Gareth Elman, Kue Lawrence, Christian Clarke and Aurélie Bancilhon also star.

Resistance Release Dates: March 27th, 2020 (US)…

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MISBEHAVIOUR (2020): New Trailer From Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Greg Kinnear…

Misbehaviour (2020), Keira Knightley
Misbehaviour (2020), Keira Knightley

Based on a true story, Misbehaviour is a new drama about a group of women who plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.

Starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley and Greg Kinnear; Misbehaviour is directed by Philippa Lowthorpe.

Knightley, Mbartha-Raw and Kinnear have me interested. I also want to see how much things have really changed since Miss World 1970. Especially so considering what happened with Miss Universe in 2019.

Keeley Hawes, Suki Waterhouse, Emma Corrin, Rhys Ifans, Lily Travers, Lesley Manville, Phyllis Logan, Lily Newmark, Charlotte Spencer, Ruby Bentall and John Heffernan also

Misbehaviour Release Dates: March 13th, 2020 (UK)…

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DARK WATERS (2019): NEW TRAILER From Anne Hathaway, Mark Ruffalo, William Jackson Harper, Bill Pullman…

Dark Waters (2019), Mark Riffalo, Focus Features

In new biography / drama Dark Waters, Mark Ruffalo is a corporate defense attorney who takes on a chemical company with a lengthy history of environmental pollution.

Additional key cast includes Anne Hathaway, William Jackson Harper, Bill Pullman…

As a Ruffalo fan, his role in Spotlight (2015 ) where his character fought tirelessly for abuse victims came to mind almost immediately as this trailer played. Then followed Julia Roberts’s great work in Erin Brockovitch (2000).

I’m ready to discover any additional similarities and / or differences between the three; as well as to learn more about the DuPont chemical leaks.

Tim Robbins, Victor Garber, Mare Winningham, Bill Camp, Louisa Krause, Kevin Crowley, Daniel R. Hill, Lisa DeRoberts, Denise Dal Vera, Chaney Morrow and Marc Hockl also star.

Dark Waters Release Dates: November 22nd, 2019 (US); January 24th, 2019 (US)…

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