Category Archives: Music

SOUND OF METAL (2019): New Trailer From Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Mathieu Amalric…

Sound of Metal (2019), Riz Ahmed, Prime Video
Sound of Metal (2019), Riz Ahmed, Prime Video

Directed/co-written by Darius Marder, Sound of Metal is a new drama/music film starring Riz Ahmed and about a heavy-metal drummer’s journey through hearing loss.

Additional key cast includes Olivia Cooke and Mathieu Amalric.

I’m very excited by Ahmed’s performance in this one. What this trailer has shown takes me back to his brilliant work in Nightcrawler (2014), alongside Jake Gyllenhaal

The subject matter is also equally intriguing. Particularly since it seems that there are many films about people losing their sight, and Sound of Metal is the only one I’m aware of that focuses on hearing loss.

Lauren Ridloff, Jamie Ghazarian, Chris Perfetti, William Xifaras, Hillary Baack, Paul Raci, Bill Thorpe and Chelsea Lee also star.

Sound of Metal Release Dates: November 20th, 2020 (US)…

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BLACK IS KING (2020): The Things I liked…

Black Is King (2020), Beyoncé Knowles, Disney+
Black Is King (2020), Beyoncé Knowles, Disney+

Beyoncé Knowles, an artist who many years before said that she makes music to empower girls and women has delighted her fans once again, with the release of her new visual album Black is King.

Even though Black is King is dedicated to her young son, Sir – and it features a fair amount of lifting messages for black boys and men, in no way has the queen forgotten about all the girls and women who have looked forward to the new words, moves, messaging, beats and visuals of The Lion King (2019) movie-inspired Black is King.

As expected, there are plenty of great songs on Black is King; including Water featuring Pharrell Williams and Salatiel; Already and Black Parade.

As for a brand new female empowerment anthem, all I needed to hear was the first few seconds of My Power and I knew I’d found my favourite song.

The visuals in Black is King are often so arresting that you may find it hard to look away; even if you may not be loving a song that’s playing in the moment.

Beyoncé fans don’t need telling to watch Black is King. As for film, fashion, poetry and photography fans, watch Black is King for a memorable audio-visual feast. It’s certainly more than a series of music videos playing one after the other.

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BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC (2020): New Trailer Starring KeanuReeves, SAamara Weaving, Alex Winter…

Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020), Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Orion Pictures
Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020), Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Orion Pictures

A new trailer for Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter and Samara Weaving’s new Dean Parisot directed Bill & Ted movie, Bill & Ted Face The Music just landed and it’s looking like fun.

I’m very much in and ready for this particular brand of silliness. I also rather like that this movie lands in the comedy, music and the sci-fi categories. It seems as though that’s not a thing that happens very often.

Hal Landon Jr., Kid Cudi, Beck Bennett, Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler, Kristen Schaal and Holland Taylor also star.

Bill & Ted Face The Music Release Dates: August 28th, 2020 (US)…

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BLACK IS KING (2020): New Trailer For New Visual Album From Beyoncé…

Black Is King (2020), Beyoncé Knowles, Disney+

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Black is King (2020).


Written and co-directed by Beyoncé Knowles, Black Is King is a new visual album from Beyoncé and inspired by The Lion King.

Beyoncé’s last visual album was a great example of all the arts coming together, and centred around music to create something truly special.

I’m looking forward to all of it; the music, visuals, design, poetry and lifting messages. I probably need to hurry up and watch the Lion King (2019).

Black is King Release Dates: July 31st (2020), Disney+….

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RESPECT (2020): New Trailer From Jennifer Hudson, Tate Donovan, Marlon Wayans…

Respect (2020), Marlon Wayans, Jennifer Hudson, MGM
Respect (2020), Marlon Wayans, Jennifer Hudson, MGM

The latest trailer for Respect, a Liesl Tommy directed Aretha Franklin biography starring Jennifer Hudson, Marlon Wayans and Forest Whitaker has finally arrived.

Besides the music and Hudson’s acting talents, I’m most looking forward to watching Franklin coming into her power.

Also, hopefully the way her most iconic song ‘Respect’ came to to be is captured in a way that’s as moving as what Rocketman (2019) did for my favourite Elton John single,’Your Song’

Lodric D. Collins, Tituss Burgess, Victoria Paige Watkins, Joshua Mikel, Marc Maron, Jamaal Burcher and Saycon Sengbloh also star.

Respect Release Dates: December 25th, 2020 (US)…

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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (2020): The Things I Liked…

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST-  The Story Of Fire Saga (2020), Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Netflix
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST- The Story Of Fire Saga (2020), Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Netflix

Director David Dobkin’s comedy/music film, Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga is quite the pleasant surprise.

I’m certainly not saying that the story about two aspiring Icelandic musicians trying to get into the world’s biggest song contest is perfect, because I did struggle to stay engaged just over a third into it. However, I think the film captures well the essence of Eurovision. From the amusement the contest offers it’s audiences – thanks to the various characters who take part; to the sense of togetherness it inspires plus the catchy, moving and often fun music featured.

I found myself more impressed with the film’s music than I expected to be. Whether it was the upbeat musical score, or the songs performed by the competitors; I think everyone who enjoys a good catchy and or moving song will have fun. And the ‘song-along‘ is a key highlight. As is the all-important final number sang by Rachel McAdams’s character towards the end.

On the subject of the Icelandic accents of Pierce Brosnan, Will Ferrell and McAdams, I think they did a good job. Plus, I have no complaints about any of the acting. I was happy to be moved and amused. The latter in particular whenever Iceland’s hopes of winning were the subject matter.

My favourite line in the whole film is probably: ‘And I could argue that this town is near death.’

There’s also Dan Stevens’s Russian character who had my attention every time he was on screen.

Watch Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga if you’re curious.

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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (2020): New Trailer Starring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan…

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST - The Story Of Fire Saga (2020), Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Netflix
Eurovision Song Contest– The Story Of Fire Saga (2020), Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga (2020).


Eurovision Song Contest – The Story Of Fire Saga is a new comedy about aspiring musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams).

The pair have been chosen to represent their country, Iceland at the world’s biggest song competition, the Eurovision Song Contest.

David Dobkin directs; with additional key cast including Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan, Natasia Demetriou, Demi Lovato…

For those who really appreciate the Eurovision Song Contest, perhaps this movie will be a nice consolation prize since Covid 19 resulted in 2020’s contest being cancelled.

I’m certainly happy to see my favourite talk show host, Graham Norton in this trailer. Especially since one of the biggest highlights of the show, in the UK at least is the hosts’s commentary and Norton’s wit is super, in case you didn’t know.

I’m in for what’s hopefully plenty of amusement. I mean, I’ve already replayed what happens at 1:28 at least four times. Lastly, isn’t it strange how Ferrell and McAdams’s voices make it seem as though the sound was dubbed? Perhaps it’s just good accent work?

Jamie Demetriou, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson and Tómas Lemarquis also star.

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga Release Dates: June 26th, 2020 (US & UK) / Netflix…

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BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC (2020): New Trailer From Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving…

Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020), Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, Orion Pictures
Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020), Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, Orion Pictures

Bill & Ted, two middle aged , would-be rockers who were once told they’d save the universe during a time-traveling adventure, find themselves still trying to crank out a hit song and fulfil their destiny.

Starring Keanu Reeved, Alex Winter and Samara Weaving; Bill & Ted Face The Music is directed by Dean Parisot.

I don’t remember anything about the previous Bill & Ted movies, except the numerous times the word ‘dude’ is said. As such, I’ll try to rewatch at least one of the previous films so I can remember what the hype was all about. And because I like Mr. Reeves.

Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler, Hal Landon Jr., Kid Cudi, Beck Bennett, Holland Taylor and Kristen Schaal also star.

Bill & Ted Face The Music Release Dates: August 28th, 2020 (US)…

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