Starring Romany Malco, La La Anthony, Stormi Maya and Sonequa Martin- Green, Holiday Rush is a new Leslie Small diercted comedy / romance.
The Christmas themed story centres around a popular radio DJ (Malco) after he’s fired and has to move himself and his four spoiled children into his aunt’s house. And from his aunt’s home begins the figuring out of a plan to get back on the airwaves…
I’m in for the Christmas themes of course but perhaps even more so, I want to see how Malco’s character will rise again following the unexpected setback.
Tamala Jones, Deon Cole, Darlene Love, Roscoe Orman, Amarr M. Wooten, Jimmy Palumbo, Chris Walker, Alysia Livingston and Deysha Nelson also star.
Holiday In The Wildis a fairly enjoyable film focused on the drama / romance between an elephant conservationist named Derek (Rob Lowe), and Kate (Kristin Davis), a newly jilted woman who meet for the first time while in Zambia, Africa.
Well acted and shot, I enjoyed the beautiful footage of Zambia and its majestic animals – mainly the elephants. All the festive cheer was also very welcome; especially since I’ve been in the mood for Christmas for several weeks now.
I’d say that ‘easy viewing’ is definitely the phrase for director Ernie Barbarash’s movie. I had fun even though perhaps unsurprisingly, near the start of the film I couldn’t stop seeing Davis’s Kate as the most famous character she’s ever played. None other than Charlotte York of HBO’s Sex And The City, of course. As a Charlotte fan, I can’t say that I was too mad about that.
Watch Holiday In The Wild for that easy viewing, ‘Christmassy’ vibe – set in Zambia and with Elephants!
Lastly, let me know if you too found yourself really appreciating how good a son the character played by John Owen Lowe appeared to be.
Let It Snow is a comedy / romance starring Kiernan Shipka, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush and Isabela Moner.
Directed by Luke Snellin, at the centre of the story is a group of young people in a small town on Christmas Eve who are brought together by a snowstorm…
The involvement of Moore and Shipka are the reason I’m most intrigued. This film’s premise also kind of reminds me of Valentines Day (2010) and New Years Eve (2011). Except of course that the characters are much younger.
Mitchell Hope, Miles Robbins, Mason Gooding, Liv Hewson, Anna Akana, Victor Rivers, Matthew Noszka, Joan Cusack, Genevieve DeGraves and Andrea de Oliveira also star.
Rob Lowe, Kristin Davis and John Owen Lowe are the stars of Holiday In Wild, a new drama / romance about an elephant conservationist the a woman jilted by her husband on the eve of embarking on an African safari.
Directed by Ernie Barbarash, additional key cast includes Stevel Marc, Colin Moss, Thandi Puren, Lynita Crofford…
The beautiful elephants, the lovely Davis (a.k.a. Charlotte from Sex And The City) and the sunny location are my reasons for wanting to see this one.
I also definitely enjoyed that ‘African mistletoe‘ joke.
In my entire history of film watching, the very talented Mr. Seth Rogen has only ever let me down one time. I’m of course speaking in terms of his involvement in a movie that turned out to be quite the disappointment. The really great news today though, is this: That absolute letdown of a movie I’m referring to is definitely not director Jonathan Levine’s latest comedy / romance, Long Shot.
Starring Rogen, Charlize Theron, Alexander Skarsgård and O’Shea Jackson Jr., Long Shot is a film I was always going to see because the cast are among my favourite filmmakers. I just wasn’t sure how the finished product would turn out, considering the somewhat unexpected pairing of Rogen and Theron in a story about an unemployed journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush. Particularly considering that his crush just happens to be one of the world’s most powerful and unattainable women.
My initial lack of confidence probably also had something to do with the trailer somehow not being able to truly convey – for me at least, just how the movie was going to play. Luckily, to my very pleasant surprise, I had a great time. The dialogue, pace, story and tone all added up to a beautifully choreographed film that delighted me. I liked it so much it almost made me feel as happy as I was when I first discovered the magic that is Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).
In terms of what I liked a little less, I vaguely recall the laughs slowing down a tad past the half way point, but that’s barely a complaint now, is it? The bond between Jackson Jr. and Rogen’s characters, Skarsgård’s Prime Minister character, the role played by Andy Serkis and of course ‘Queen Theron;’ all just wonderful.
Definitely, definitely watch Long Shot if you haven’t already. I certainly won’t be forgetting all the elements it got just right, any time soon.