Category Archives: History

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)…

Happy Film Loving

G

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

Happy Film Loving

G

THE POST (2017): New Trailer Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson…

The Post (2017), Tom Hanks
The Post (2017), Tom Hanks

Directed by Steven Spielberg and inspired by true events, The Post tells the story of  the cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents and pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher (Meryl Streep) and a hard-driving editor (Tom Hanks) to begin a journalistic battle against the government…

I didn’t realise I missed Meryl Streep so much until I saw her turn around in this trailer. I’m of course going to be watching because of her and Hanks. It’s also going to be an experience to watch all the sexist nonsense that will be directed at her character, Kay Graham.

Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Bradley Whitford, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Zach Woods and David Cross also star.

The Post Release Dates: January 12th, 2018 (US), January 19th, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

12 STRONG (2018): New Trailer From Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Taylor Sheridan…

12 Strong (2018), Michael Shannon
12 Strong (2018), Michael Shannon

Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig, 12 Strong is the true story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. There task, to work with an Afghani warlord to take down the Taliban…

Once again, as I do with most war movies I watch, I have to ask the question, how likely is this film to take the place of the The Hurt Locker as my favourite war movie?

12 Strong Release Dates: January 19th, 2018 (US); January 26th, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD (2017): New Trailer From Ridley Scott, Starring Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg, Christopher Plummer, Timothy Hutton…

All The Money In The World (2017), Michelle Williams
All The Money In The World (2017), Michelle Williams

All The Money In The World is the story of a left-wing paramilitary organization in Italy, that hatched a massive kidnapping plot in the 1970s. Directed by Ridley Scott; Christopher Plummer, Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams and Timothy Hutton star…

To save one’s grandson and let the world know that you negotiate with terrorists or sacrifice your grandson so that no one ever thinks that they can demand and receive a ransom from you ever again.

Whatever Mr. Getty does or doesn’t do, it should be very interesting to watch, especially with such a talented and super engaging cast.

All The Money In The World Release Dates: December 22nd, 2017 (US); January 5th, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

THE CURRENT WAR (2017): New Trailer From Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult, Tom Holland…

The Current War (2017), Michael Shannon
The Current War (2017), Michael Shannon

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, The Current War is the story of the cutthroat race between electricity titans Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to determine whose electrical system would power the modern world. Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon, Nicholas Hoult and Tom Holland star…

I find this trailer somewhat over stylised. Nevertheless, there’s just too much impressive talent involved. And I definitely don’t just mean the actors. I can’t wait to see how people battled for market share back then compared to the tech giants of today.

I wonder if The Current War will come close to replacing The imitation Game (2014) as my favourite Benedict Cumberbatch movie. I think not but I’m open to pleasant surprises.

Ekow Quartey, Tuppence Middleton and Matthew Macfadyen make up additional supporting cast.

The Current War Release Dates: January 19th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

THE DEATH OF STALIN (2017): New Trailer From Rupert Friend, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Isaacs…

The Death Of Stalin (2017), Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs
The Death Of Stalin (2017), Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs

Directed and co-written by Armando Iannucci, The Death Of Stalin is a drama / biography loosely based on Stalin – the Soviet dictator’s last days. Starring Rupert Friend, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Jeffrey Tambor and Jason Isaacs, the movie depicts the chaos of the regime after his death…

Undoubtedly, I’m in for the humour and the dialogue. How could I not be with beautifully delivered lines such as the following…?

‘Our General Secretary is lying, in a puddle of indignity.’

‘I may as well just shoot myself, like mother.’

I’m guessing that Jeffrey Tambor isn’t actually playing a Russian that grew up in Russia;. Otherwise how would one explain his American accent?

Andrea Riseborough, Paddy Considine, Michael Palin and Roger Ashton-Griffiths also star.

The Death Of Stalin Release Dates: October 20th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER – A DAUGHTER Of CAMBODIA REMEMBERS (2017): New Trailer From Director Angelina Jolie…

First They Killed My Father - A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017), Sareum Srey Moch
First They Killed My Father – A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers (2017), Sareum Srey Moch

First They Killed My Father – A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers is the latest from director Angelina Jolie. Starring Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak and Sveng Socheata, the film tells the story of Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung and the horrors she suffered under the rule of the deadly Khmer Rouge…

This is one of my favourite trailers of 2017 so far. The absence of dialogue and all that we don’t yet see makes the imagery that much more chilling. I wonder how this will compare to the child soldier story of Cary Joji Fukunaga’s  Beasts Of No Nation (2015).

I have no doubt that this will be moving and inspiring, in a way that’s similiar to Jolie’s last biography, Unbroken (2014)

First They Killed My Father – A Daughter Of Cambodia Remembers Release Dates: September 15th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G