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THE DISASTER ARTIST (2017): New Trailer From James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Zac Efron…

The Disaster Artis (2017), James Franco
The Disaster Artis (2017), James Franco

Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Alison Brie and Zac Efron – to name just a few, The Disaster Artist is a drama / comedy  that tells the real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau. Wiseau is the man behind what is often referred to as ‘The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies,’ The Room (2003).

Directed by James Franco, The Disaster Artist chronicles the troubled development and eventual cult success of  Wiseau’s film…

I’m hoping that this will be great considering how odd and entertaining this trailer is. I’ll tune in also because the James Franco / Seth Rogen partnership has never, ever let me down.

All I need to decide now is whether it’s worth trying to watch The Room before seeing this movie, or not.

The Disaster Artist Release Dates: December 8th, 2017 (US); 2017 (UK)…

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24×36 – A MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE POSTERS (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About The Illustrated Movie Poster…

24X36 - A movie About Movie Posters (2016)
24X36 – A movie About Movie Posters (2016)

24X36 – A movie About Movie Posters is Kevin Burke directed documentary about the birth, death, and resurrection of the illustrated movie poster. Film director Joe Dante, artists Orlando Arocena, David Byrd,  Matt Tobin and Andrea Alvin are among those featured…

As I go about my days away from home, encountering a movie poster for a film I’m looking forward to seeing has always been a highlight. In fact, it never fails to put a smile on my face. Sadly though, that’s probably the only time when I actually care about movie posters. Even then my interest is never really about the artistry; unless it’s amazing or the opposite extreme.

I want to see this documentary to find out what I may be missing. Perhaps I’ll encounter an illustrated movie poster I just have to have. Since I’m not into comic books either, the likelihood isn’t great; in which case I’ll probably be happy to settle for an education.

24X36 – A movie About Movie Posters Release Dates

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DARKEST HOUR (2017): New Trailer From Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas…

Darkest Hour (2017), Gary Oldman
Darkest Hour (2017), Gary Oldman

Darkest Hour is directed by Joe Wright (Atonement (2007) and  stars Gary Oldman, Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn and Kristin Scott Thomas. The movie tells the story of Winston Churchill’s most defining trial: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation…

I’ll see this because Oldman is great and it sounds as though he may have nailed Churchill’s voice. There’s also Churchill’s very famous inspirational quotes to look forward to.

Darkest Hour Release Dates: November 22nd, 2017 (US); January 12th, 20018 (UK)…

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GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (2017): New Trailer From Domhnall Gleeson & Margot Robbie About A.A.Milne, Creator Of Winnie The Pooh…

Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie
Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie

Goodbye Christopher Robin stars Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Kelly MacDonald. It’s the new Simon Curtis directed movie that tells us the behind-the-scenes story of the life of celebrated author A.A. Milne; particularly how his son C.R. Milne inspired the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories…

I’ll be tuning in because I’m a fan of Pooh and friends. I also just want to watch a film about a father’s great love for his son.

This trailer has a dream-like feel. I also get the sense that Margot Robbie’s character is a ghost; no idea if that was intentional since I know extremely little about A.A. Milne’s life, at this point.

Goodbye Christopher Robin Release Dates:

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VICTORIA & ABDUL (2017): New Trailer From Stephen Frears Starring Judi Dench, Olivia Williams, Eddie Izzard, Michael Gambon…

Victoria & Abdul (2017), Judi Dench, Ali Fazal
Victoria & Abdul (2017), Judi Dench, Ali Fazal

Stephen Frears – director of The Queen (2006) which starred Helen Mirren and Michael Sheen has a new movie based on another British monarch, one who’s played by Judi Dench. Also starring Olivia Williams, Ali Fazal, Eddie Izzard, Michael Gambon and Tim Pigott-Smith, the story of Victoria & Abdul focuses on Victoria’s unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim.

Dame Judi Dench and the promising humour are all the reason I need to watch. There is however, my desire to see an ageing female monarch take charge of herself and others with aplomb.

Victoria & Abdul Release Dates: September 15th, 2017 (UK); September 22nd, 2017 (US)…

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THE SILENT MAN (2017): New Trailer From Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Kate Walsh, Michael C. Hall…

The Silent Man (2017), Liam Neeson
The Silent Man (2017), Liam Neeson

From writer / director Peter Landesman, The Silent Man (New Title – Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House) stars Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Kate Walsh and Michael C. Hall. It’s the true story of Mark Felt, a man who under the name “Deep Throat” helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974…

Before this trailer, I knew nothing about The Silent Man and the people / incidents it’s based on. After Neeson’s engaging monologue, I sure hope that the film’s dialogue will be great. Neeson’s words actually took me back to how much I loved the dinner table scene in the first teaser trailer for Black Mass (2015). The memories!

Ike Barinholtz, Marton Csokas, Maika Monroe, Tony Goldwyn and Josh Lucas also star.

The Silent Man Release Dates: September 29th, 2017 (US)…

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DETROIT (2017): New Trailer From Kathryn Bigelow, Starring John Boyega, Will Poulter, John Krasinski…

Detroit (2017), John Boyega
Detroit (2017), John Boyega

Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s latest movie is all about the 1967 police raid in Detroit, USA that lead to one of the largest citizen uprisings in the history of the United States. John Boyega, Will Poulter, John Krasinski Anthony Mackie and Jack Reynor star…

This is definitely in my list of best trailers of 2017. Boyega and Poulter’s accents sound great – according to my non-American ears. I look forward to the seriously tense scenes that are surely coming my way.

Tyler James Williams, Kaitlyn Dever and Hannah Murray also star.

Detroit Release Dates: August 4th, 2017 (US)…

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HIDDEN FIGURES (2016): For The Sisterhood, Strength & Determination

Hidden Figures (2016): Taraji P. Henson, Mahershala Ali
Hidden Figures (2016): Taraji P. Henson, Mahershala Ali

Hidden Figures, the movie about the three African American women whose mathematical contributions led to NASA’s first successful space missions is a film that did two important things for me. First it gave myself and many others a long overdue history lesson and second, it reminded me that that even though there’s still a considerable way to go, humanity really has come quite the distance in terms of equality and civil rights.

Seeing the challenges faced by the film’s main characters, the ways they dealt with the obstacles they encountered is really a great and empowering thing for anyone to witness. I particularly adore the sisterhood, strength, determination and good humour between them. By them I of course mean  Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. I see these ladies as the kind of women with personal attributes that many would  probably want for the women and young girls in their life. And I’m not even talking about the mathematical genius.

Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, there really is no faulting any of the performances in Hidden Figures. Director Theodore Melfi’s movie is a good example of what a well-put-together film can look like. Watch it because it’s thoroughly deserving of all its success. It’s also a beautiful celebration of truly great women and the people good and brave enough to do what was necessary to help them shine.

Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell and Mahershala Ali also star.

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