Category Archives: Romance

THE LOST HUSBAND (2020): New Trailer From Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Kevin Alejandro, Nora Dunn…

The Lost Husband (2020), Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel, Six Foot Pictures
The Lost Husband (2020), Leslie Bibb, Josh Duhamel, Six Foot Pictures

Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, Nora Dunn and Kevin Alejandro are the stars of The Lost Husband, the story of Libby (Bibb), a newly single mother trying to put her life back together after her husband dies.

Based on the best selling book by Katherine Center and directed by  Vicky Wight, Libby and her children move to her estranged Aunt’s goat farm in central Texas, and soon they meet James (Duhamel).

I want to see Libby overcome, get her life back in order make for a great farm girl. That way I can believe I too could learn to do it too… should the opportunity arise.

I’m also just in for a little romance during these ‘social distancing’ times.

Georgia King, Carly Pope, Herizen F. Guardiola, Nora Dunn, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Callie Hope Haverda, Ashlyn Rainn Holmes, Roxton Garcia, Grey Acuna, Stone Garcia and Marquel Skinner also star.

The Lost Husband Release Dates: April 10th, 2020 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

ALMOST LOVE (2019): New Trailer Starring Michelle Buteau, Kate walsh, Colin Donnell, Scott Evans…

Almost Love (2019), Kate Walsh, Scott Evans, Vertical Entertainment
Almost Love (2019), Kate Walsh, Scott Evans, Vertical Entertainment

Almost Love is a new comedy / drama starring Michelle Buteau, Kate Walsh, Scott Evans and Colin Donnell.

 Written / directed by Mike Doyle; the subject matter is romance in the smartphone era.

The humour, promising cast are why I’m intrigued. It helps that I’m already a fan of Buteau, Clarkson and Walsh.

Brian Marc, Augustus Prew, Patricia Clarkson, Pun Bandhu, Zoe Chao, Nadia Dajani, Lino Del Core, John Doman, Sienna Hubert-Ross and Gareth Keegan also star.

Almost Love Release Dates: June 26th, 2020 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

THE HIGH NOTE (2020): New Trailer From Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Bill Pullman, June Diane Rapha…

The High Note (2020), Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Focus Features
The High Note (2020), Dakota Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Focus Features

In new music / drama The High Note which stars Dakota Johnson and Tracee Ellis Ross, Ross is superstar singer Grace Davis. Davis’s over-worked assistant (Johnson) has a choice to make. one that could change the course of both their respective careers.

 Directed by Nisha Ganatra; additional key cast includes Bill Pullman, June Diane Raphael…

I’m intrigued by the Grace / Maggie friendship and hoping for a great standout song at the end.

I’m not sure whether Ross is doing all the singing herself, but my ears were definitely expecting a deeper singing voice than what we hear in this trailer. Especially since her speaking voice has such a pleasant soothing bass.

Eddie Izzard, Zoe Chao, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ben Lewis, Deniz Akdeniz, Rupak Ginn, Diplo, Sandra Rosko, Sonal Shah and Molly Malin also star.

The High Note Release Dates: May 8th, 2020 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

BLITHE SPIRIT (2020): New Trailer From Judy Dench, Isla Fisher, Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann…

Blithe Spirit (2020), Leslie Mann, Dan Stevens, Studio Canal

Starring Dan Stevens, Judi Dench, Leslie Mann and Isla Fisher, at the heart of new comedy / romance Blithe Spirit is a love triangle.

Directed by  Edward Hall; the triangle starts when a writer asks a spiritualist medium to hold a seance to help solve his writers block. But instead the spirit of his deceased wife arrives arrives and subsequently complicates matters for him and his current wife.

I’m looking forward to fully taking in the humour and all that stylish attire.

Emilia Fox, Callie Cooke, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Julian Rhind-Tutt, James Fleet, Simon Kunz, Adil Ray and Stella Stocker also star.

Blithe Spirit Release Dates: May 1st, 2020 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

ONLY (2019): New Trailer Starring Freida Pinto Freida Pinto, Leslie Odom Jr., Chandler Riggs…

Only (2019), Freida Pinto, Vertical Entertainment
Only (2019), Freida Pinto, Vertical Entertainment

Freida Pinto, Leslie Odom Jr. and Chandler Riggs are the stars of new sci-fi / drama Only.

From writer / director Takashi Doscher, this is the story of a young couple whose relationship is severely tested after a comet releases a mysterious virus that begins to kill all of the world’s women…

It sounds kind of crazy but I’m no scientist. I wonder how different this will be compared to The Silence (2019)? I’m also getting some A Quiet Place (2018) vibes.

Jayson Warner Smith, Joshua Mikel, Mark Ashworth, Tia Hendricks, Richard Hempton, Noor Naghmi, Kristopher Charles, Maggie Parto and Nicholas Anthony Reid also star.

Only Release Dates

Happy Film Loving

G

TO ALL THE BOYS – P.S. I STILL LOVE YOU (2020): The Thing I Liked…

To All The Boys P.S. I Still Love You (2020), Noah Centineo, Lana Condor, Netflix
To All The Boys P.S. I Still Love You (2020), Noah Centineo, Lana Condor, Netflix

My thoughts on To All The Boys – P.S. I Still Love You isn’t at all dissimilar to how I felt about 2018’s To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before; a drama / romance where a teenage girl’s secret love letters get exposed. 

I’m still technically not the target market but I don’t completely regret watching director Michael Fimognari’s latest film either. With the movie’s two protagonists now officially in a relationship, we get to see Lara Jean (Lana Condor) have to decide between new boyfriend Peter (Noah Centineo) and another recipient of her love letters, John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher) who just showed up.

How Lara Jean handles the situation doesn’t result in things going especially smoothly. Instead we get to see her and Peter make more of the common mistakes of young love (not that adults are immune, of course). My non-teenage self found watching said mistakes a tad frustrating. Yet not so much that I wanted to stop watching. It’s no wonder then that I like the last quarter of the film best, since that’s when the young characters finally wise up and balance is finally restored.

I’m quite certain that almost all the teenage girls out there who have a Centineo crush or not don’t need me to tell them to watch this movie. That’s because they already did and / or are watching it for the 4th time right now. I tuned in because I didn’t dislike the first one, which I think I definitely prefer. I prefer it in part because it had more going on than just the main love story.

Another reason I watched Fimognari’s film is there’s always room in my life for some ‘easy viewing’ movies and as non-teenager, this is certainly that for me.

Watch it if you’re curious. 

Happy Film Loving 

G

THE GREEN KNIGHT (2020): New Trailer Starring Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton…

The Green Knight (2020), Dev Patel, A24
The Green Knight (2020), Dev Patel, A24

Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander and Joel Edgerton are the stars of The Green Knight, the fantasy re-telling of the medieval story of Sir Gawain and The Green Knight.

Gawain, a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table accepts a challenge from a mysterious ‘Green Knight’. The Green Knight dares any knight to strike him with his axe if he will take a return blow in a year and a day…

Directed by David Lowery, additional key cast includes Barry Keoghan, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie…

The visuals, general mood and the hunger for power certainly have my attention. I want to find out how The Green Knight fairs in the end.

Aaron Edo, Erin Kellyman, Helena Browne, Ralph Ineson, Emilie Hetland, Anthony, Morris Megan Tiernan and Noelle Brown also star

The Green Knight Release Dates: May 29th, 2020 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

THE FRENCH DISPATCH (2020): New Trailer From Wes Anderson, Starring Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Elisabeth Moss…

The French Dispatch (2020), Timothée Chalamet, SearchlightPictures
The French Dispatch (2020), Timothée Chalamet, SearchlightPictures

From writer / director Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch is a love letter to journalists and a new comedy / drama about a collection of love stories published in The French Dispatch magazine.

Key cast includes Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss…

I liked Anderson’s last film The Grand Budpest Hotel (2014). I therefore hope that this too will be amusing and a feast for all the senses.

Bill Murray, Cécile de France, Léa Seydoux, Benicio Del Toro, Rupert Friend, Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Liev Schreiber, Tilda Swinton Christoph Waltz, Willem Dafoe and Edward Norton also star.

The French Dispatch Release Dates: July 24th, 2020 (US); August 28th, 2020 (UK)…

Happy film Loving

G