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THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE (2017): New Trailer From Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl…

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017), Jessica Chastain
The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017), Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl’s new movie, The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true story of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo during the Nazi invasion…

The Zookeeper’s Wife is directed by Niki Caro and based on Diane Ackerman’s bestselling book. The beautiful animals are one reason to watch this movie. That the story and Chastain’s talents, of course.

The Zookeeper’s Wife Release Dates: March 31st, 2017 (US); May 5th, 2017 (UK)…

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LE RIDE (2016): New Trailer for Philip Keoghan Documentary About Tour De France…

Le Ride (2016), Philip Keoghan Documentary
Le Ride (2016), Philip Keoghan Documentary

Le Ride is the new documentary from cycling enthusiast Philip Keoghan; a story about the first English speaking team to compete in the Tour De France back in 1928. Under-resourced, untested and hailing from New Zealand and Australia, the 4 men were determined to be part of a race that unbeknownst to them, only 41 0f the 168 riders would finish…

My enjoyment of cycling doesn’t really extend beyond it being a leisure activity. I want to see this because underdog stories are great and seeing other people achieve their seemingly impossible to reach goals is nothing if not pure motivation. That’s of course, not to say that the 4 Aussies and Kiwis actually make it to the end. I have no idea about that, but I sure look forward to finding out.

Le Ride Release Dates

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MAYA ANGELOU – AND STILL I RISE (2016): New Trailer For Maya Angelou Documentary

Maya Angelou - And Still I Rise (2016), Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou – And Still I Rise (2016), Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou – And Still I Rise is the new feature length documentary about one of the world’s most remarkable women. Actress, writer, dancer, poet, activist and an inspiration to millions from all over…

Angelou’s story is one I’d love to know even more about, since I’m sure it will only continue to have a positive impact on my life. I envisage an increase in sales of her book, I Know Why A Caged Bird Sings following release.

Maya Angelou – And Still I Rise Release Dates: October 14th, 2016 (US)…

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DUNKIRK (2017): New Trailer From Christopher Nolan Starring Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy…

Dunkirk (2017)
Dunkirk (2017)

The first trailer for Dunkirk, the new movie directed by the rightly celebrated writer/ director, Christopher Nolan has landed…

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

Generally speaking, war movies aren’t my favourite genre of film but I’ll probably try anything once if Nolan is at the helm. This teaser trailer is great tease for the first look. A look that left my heart was threatening to exit my chest by the end. Trailer one reminds me of what makes great trailers.

The stars of the movie include Nolan regulars Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. Then there’s Mark Rylance and Harry Styles. What a gift it must be for one’s first movie to be directed someone at the level of of Christopher Nolan. If I were in the position of Mr Styles,  I don’t think  I could ever get over such a thing regardless of how  small my part may be.

Dunkirk Release Dates: July 19th, 2017 (FR); July 21st, 2017 (US & UK); July 27th, 2017 (GER)…

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HACKSAW RIDGE (2016): New Trailer From Mel Gibson Starring Andrew Garfield

Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Andrew Garfield
Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield is the star of Mel Gibson’s latest film, Hacksaw Ridge. Garfield plays real life WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, a man who joins the army but refuses to kill people…

I don’t know what the word is for how this trailer makes me feel but I know I’ll have to be in the right mood to sit and watch. It seems to have a kind of Forrest Gump quality but pulls even harder at the heartstrings; all of which makes me think that the end product is going to be dare I say, overly sappy.

Perhaps I’d be more intrigued had the trailer not revealed so much. All that has been left out of this trailer appears to be the presentation of the Medal of Honour. As continues to be the case, I ‘m missing the good trailers of the past that really cleverly showed you only enough and never too much.

My favourite Mel Gibson directed movie will likely always be Apocalypto (2006).

Sam Worthington, Ryan Corr, Luke Bracey, Vince Vaughn and Hugo Weaving also star.

Hacksaw Ridge Release Dates: November 4th ,2016 (US); (GER)

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A TALE OF LOVE & DARKNESS (2016), New Trailer From Natalie Portman & Gilad Kahana

A Tale Of Love & Darkness (2016), Gilad Kahana, Natalie Portman
A Tale Of Love & Darkness (2016), Gilad Kahana, Natalie Portman

A Tale Of Love & Darkness is the new drama starring / directed by Natalie Portman and based on the memoir of Amos Oz. Oz is a journalist, writer and advocate of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The film tells the story of Oz who grew up in Jerusalem in the years before Israeli statehood with Arieh…

The subject matter is interesting and I’m a Natalie Portman fan which is why I’ll watch. However, I’m not sure if this is going to be as good as I’d love it to be. Not to judge a book by its cover of course, but this trailer’s  edit and textual interruptions (not the subtitles) in an ill-advised font has left quite a bit to be desired.

I was hoping to be more excited by Portman’s directorial debut than I am. May this be better than Jane Got A Gun (2016), the last movie I watched that starred Natalie Portman.

A Tale Of Love & Darkness Release Dates: August 19th, 2016 (US)…

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LOVING (2016): New Trailer From Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon & Ruth Negga

Loving (2016), Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton
Loving (2016), Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton

Starring Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon and Ruth Negga, the title of todays movie, Loving isn’t just symbolic because of the nature of the story. It’s also poetic for it’s the surname of the key protagonists Richard and Mildred Loving.

Loving tells the story of the interracial couple whose 1967 court case (Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1) led to the end of all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.

I’m looking forward to a well executed story, an important one in the fight for progress and equality.

Directed by Jeff Nichols; Bill Camp, Nick Kroll, Terry Abney and Christopher Mann also star.

Loving Release Dates: November 4th, 2016 (US); February 3rd, 2017 (UK); February 15th, 2017 (FR)…

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ANTHROPOID (2016): New Trailer Starring Cillian Murphy & Jamie Dornan

Anthropoid (2016), Cillian Murphy
Anthropoid (2016), Cillian Murphy

Set in WII, Anthropoid, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan’s new movie is based on the true story of the mission to assassinate one of Adolf Hitler’s generals, Reinhard Heydrich…

The trailer is good so I’m intrigued. But watching? That will happen because of Cillian Murphy. I’d also like to see Jamie Dornan in something good.

Toby Jones, Charlotte Le Bon and Anna Geislerová also feature.

Anthropoid Release Dates: August 12th, 2016 (US)…

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