Category Archives: Music

A STAR IS BORN (2018): New Trailer From Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott…

A Star Is Born (2018), Lady Gaga
A Star Is Born (2018), Lady Gaga

In A Star Is Born, an ageing and alcoholic musician in a downward spiral helps a young singer and actress find fame.

Bradley Cooper (also the director) stars along with Lady Gaga, Dave Chappelle, Sam Elliott star…

First thoughts as this trailer began to play included ‘Welcome back Mr. Cooper! I sure did notice your absence.’

I’m in for all the different talents involved, including cooper in both actor  and director roles.

Anthony Ramos, Bonnie Somerville, Andrew Dice Clay, D.J. ‘Shangela’ Pierce and Willam Belli also star.

A Star Is Born Release Dates: October 5th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (2018): New Trailer For Queen Documentary Starring Rami Malek, Mike Myers…

Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Rami Malek
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), Rami Malek

Bohemian Rhapsody is the name of one of Queen’s most popular songs. It’s now also a film starring Rami Malek as late Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury.

Directed by Dexter Fletcher and Bryan Singer, Bohemian Rhapsody tells the story of the years leading up to Queen‘s legendary appearance at the 1985 Live Aid concert…

I’m so very in for Malek’s performance. I also want to re-live the Queen experience I’m familiar and that that I’m not. So far so good. Though I don’t remember Mercury’s teeth being quite that way.

Bohemian Rhapsody Release Dates: October 24th, 2018 (UK); November 2nd, 2018 (US)…

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WHITNEY (2018): New Trailer For Whitney Houston Documentary…

Whitney (2018), Whitney Houston
Whitney (2018), Whitney Houston

Directed by Kevin Macdonald, Whitney is a new documentary that offers an in depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Shedding a new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life, we’re exposed to Houston’s family life beyond the tabloid headlines…

I’m really interested in this one as a Whitney Houston fan and as someone who’s ever curious about the things that lead to what people become – great and otherwise.

Whitney Release Dates: July 6th 2018 (US & UK)…

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HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES (2017): New Trailer From Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Alex Sharp…

How To Talk to Girls At Parties (2017), Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp
How To Talk to Girls At Parties (2017), Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp

Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson and Alex Sharp are the stars of How to Talk to Girls at Parties, a John Cameron Mitchell directed comedy / romance about an alien. An alien that’s touring the galaxy but breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe – the London suburb of Croydon…

I’m in for the alien activity and the costumes. I also can’t say that I didn’t find the line in the official synopsis about Croydon amusing.

How To Talk To Girls At Parties Release Dates: May 18th, 2018 (UK)…

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GAGA – FIVE FOOT TWO (2017): New Trailer For Lady Gaga Documentary…

Gaga - Five Foot Two (2017), Lady Gaga
Gaga – Five Foot Two (2017), Lady Gaga

Gaga – Five Foot Two is a new documentary about pop provocateur Lady Gaga. Directed by Chris Moukarbel, the film takes us behind the scenes as the pop sensation releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show…

I’m watching this one to find out what Gaga has been up to since her second album. I kind of lost track of her after then. therefore, I don’t even know which Super Bowl halftime show the above synopsis is referring to.

Gaga – Five Foot Two Release Dates: September 22nd, 2017 (US)…

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SCORE – A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY (2016): New Trailer Featuring Composers Hans Zimmer, John Williams, Quincy Jones…

Score - A Film Music Documentary (2016), Hans Zimmer
Score – A Film Music Documentary (2016), Hans Zimmer

Score – A Film Music Documentary promises to give us a privileged look inside the musical challenges and creative secrecy surrounding the film score. Written and directed by Matt Schrader; John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Quincy Jones, Trent Raznor and several more of Hollywood’s premier composers are featured…

I don’t really know many film score composers by name, except Hans Zimmer and the unfortunately late James Horner. Zimmer and Horner created music for Inception (2010) and Titanic (1996) respectively. Two films that have undoubtably helped shape the unapologetic and fully dedicated film lover that I have become. I imagine and hope that Horner (who doesn’t seem to have been mentioned in this trailer) will be featured. After all, the Titanic soundtrack is one of the most recognisable. It’s also the first movie soundtrack I ever purchased, thanks to Horner and James Cameron’s great work.

Score: A Film Music Documentary Release Dates: June 16th, 2017 (US)…

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DAVID BRENT – LIFE ON THE ROAD (2016): The Thing I Liked…

David Brent - Life On The Road (2016), Ricky Gervais
David Brent – Life On The Road (2016), Ricky Gervais

In David Brent – Life On The Road, Ricky Gervais is back as everyone’s favourite ‘office idiot’ – except that this time, Brent has largely left the office behind in exchange for life on the road as a wannabe rock star. The first ten minutes of David Brent – Life On The Road is a lot like The Office, the hit TV show on which this film is based. Unfortunately though, it’s not quite as fun. I found the whole experience of this movie quite awkward and dare I say, ‘very ten years ago.’ The question of whether I felt just as awkward as the members of Brent’s band throughout most of the film is debatable but the difference is likely negligible. I’d like to say that I found the story arc of Brent’s band’s attitude towards him convincing – particularly by the end but I don’t.

David Brent - Life On The Road (2016), Ricky Gervais
David Brent – Life On The Road (2016), Ricky Gervais

The moments I did enjoy besides the ones in the trailer would be each time the band played a one of their funny songs. I also liked the newness that is the character played by Doc Brown.

Before the movie ended, it was quite clear that perhaps this film wasn’t really needed by fans of the The Office (the UK version) because we’d seen all that awkwardness and lack of self-awareness before – and probably executed more effectively. Still, I’m very happy for the people who are mighty glad that this film exists. I just wish that I could be one of them.

Tom Bennett, Mandeep Dhillon, Rebecca Gethings and Rob Jarvis also star.

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SONG TO SONG (2017): New Trailer From Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling…

Song To Song (2017), Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling
Song To Song (2017), Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling

Celebrated filmmaker Terrence Malick has a new movie starring Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling. Song To Song is about two intersecting love triangles set against the music scene in Austin, Texas…

I want this to be great because I’m a fan of everyone involved. I especially want this to be better than Malick’s previous movie Knight Of Cups (2015), which I’m yet to see but I know the reception wasn’t great. On another note, I’m going to guess that both trailers were edited by the very same person, probably.

Song To Song Release Dates: March 17th, (2017); 2017 (UK)…

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