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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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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)…

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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)…

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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)…

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