Category Archives: Romance

ORDINARY LOVE (2019): New Trailer From Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville, David Wilmot…

Ordinary Love (2019), Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville
Ordinary Love (2019), Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville

Liam Neeson, Lesley Manville and David Wilmot are the stars of Ordinary Love, the new  Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn directed drama / romance about an everyday couple with a remarkable love.

A couple whose endearing devotion is clearly seen after a breast cancer diagnosis. One that sets them on a path to find the humour and grace to survive a year of adversity…

I’m ready to see this beautiful version of love and can’t wait to see Neeson in this non-action movie role.

Is this movie likely to make all single people feel more single than ever before? Absolutely! So let’s get ready to ‘suffer’ for this very promising piece of art.

one more thing… unsurprisingly perhaps, but I simply can’t see the the words ‘ordinary love’ and not instantly think of Sade’s beautiful classic, No Ordinary Love. You’re welcome.

Fo Cullen, Chloë Ní Dhúada, Matthew Sharpe, Vivien Monory, Stella McCusker, Desmond Edwards, Maggie Cronin, Melanie Clark Pullen, Geraldine McAlinden, Lalor Roddy, Esh Alladi and Amit Shah also star.

Ordinary Love Release Dates: December 6th, 2019 (UK); …2019 (US)…

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RADIOACTIVE (2020): New Trailer From Rosamund Pike, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard…

Radioactive (2020), Rosamund Pike, Studio Canal UK
Radioactive (2020), Rosamund Pike, Studio Canal UK

Directed by Marjane Satrapi, Radioactive stars Rosamund Pike, Anya Taylor-Joy and Aneurin Barnard.

Satrapi’s film is the biography of Marie and Pierre Curie; a pair whose scientific discovery of radium went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1903…

Before this trailer, I’d definitely heard of the Curies. I just couldn’t quite remember what their precise scientific accomplishments are. The shame!

Luckily, with the help of this movie, hopefully I won’t forget again.

Simon Russell Beale, Sam Riley, Jonathan Aris, Corey Johnson, Mirjam Novak, Harriet Turnbull, Demetri Goritsas, Cara Bossom, Tim Woodward, Indica Watson and Peter Sztojanov Jr. also star.

Radioactive Release Dates

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LONG SHOT (2019): The Things I Loved…

Long Shot (2019), O'Shea Jackson Jr., Seth Rogen
Long Shot (2019), O’Shea Jackson Jr., Seth Rogen

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.

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FIRST LOVE (2019): New Trailer From Takashi Miike, Starring Becky, Sakurako Konishi, Masataka Kubota…

First Love (2019), Sakurako Konishi, Well Go USA Entertainment
First Love (2019), Sakurako Konishi, Well Go USA Entertainment

Starring Becky, Sakurako Konishi and Masataka Kubota new action / crime / romance, First Love has a young boxer and a call girl caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme.

Directed by Takashi Miike, all the exciting action takes place during a single night in Tokyo…

Apparently I’ve been missing out by never having seen a Takashi Miike movie.

I certainly can’t deny that the plot and style in this trailer has peaked my interest. Fingers, toes and everything crossed that I can stomach all the killing. I hear that since I’m generally un-phased by all the blood and killing in Quentin Tarantino’s signature works, I should be OK.

Jun Murakami, Nao Ohmori, Sansei Shiomi, Shôta Sometani and Seiyô Uchino also star.

First Love Release Dates….

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WAVES (2019): New Trailer From Sterling K. Brown, Kelvin Harrison Jr., ALexa Demie, Lucas Hedges…

Waves (2019), Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Waves (2019), Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Kelvin Harrison Jr, Sterling K. Brown, Alexa Demie and Lucas Hedges are the stars of new drama / romance, Waves.

Directed by Trey Edward Shults; Waves follows two young couples as they navigate the emotional minefield of love and growing up…

I’m interested in finding out just how intense this movie is. Especially considering the amount of emotion and dramatics in this trailer. I’m also already a fan of Brown and curious about Harrison Jr.

For a moment there, I thought Harrison Jr. was Dudley O’Shaughnessy from Rihanna’s We Found Love Video.

Clifton Collins Jr., Taylor Russell, Avis-Marie Barnes, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Neal Huff, Krisha Fairchild, Sidnei Barboza and David Garelik also star.

Waves Release Dates: November 1st, 2019 (US)…

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FALLING INN LOVE (2019): The Things I Liked…

Falling Inn Love (2019), Adam Demos, Christina Milian, Netflix
Falling Inn Love (2019), Adam Demos, Christina Milian, Netflix

Starring Christina Milian and Adam Demos, Falling Inn Love is a Hallmark style romance / comedy about a San Francisco based city girl who spontaneously enters and wins a ‘win an inn’ (in New Zealand) competition.

I’ve watched my fair share of Hallmark Channel romance movies in the past, and Falling Inn Love isn’t very different from those films. It’s absolutely PG—rated; plus, there’s nothing in there to really surprise you in terms of story but that’s kind of part of the charm.

As you may have guessed, the destined couple will meet and not get along at first, but soon enough they’ll start to fall in love and before you know it, you’re slapped in the face by a sickeningly cheesy line that may or may not force you to role your eyes. Yet, because love is beautiful, and perhaps, you, like me, like Christina Milian, Adam Demos or both, and you’re in the mood for an easy viewing romance / comedy film, you keep watching and have fun.

Would it have been better if there hadn’t been a line or two so cheesy that my eyes were forced to role? Yes. Would I have liked it that much more if I thought that the song the-soon-to-be couple sang along to in the car was actually great? Yes, it really would have – but that’s just a couple of little details. Overall, I actually enjoyed the dialogue, views of sunny / green New Zealand, plus, I liked Milian and Demos’s performances. I also enjoyed Gilbert the goat, an animal that happens to have stolen several scenes, if not the entire film.

Lastly… What the dumpster!’ – my favourite line in the movie because of its comic timing and delivery.

Watch Falling Inn Love if you’re curious. 

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LAST CHRISTMAS (2019): New Trailer From Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson, Michelle Yeoh…

Last Christmas (2019), Emilia Clarke, Universal Pictures
Last Christmas (2019), Emilia Clarke, Universal Pictures

Michelle Yeoh, Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding are the stars of new comedy / romance Last Christmas, the latest from Spy (2015) and Bridesmaids (2011) director director Paul Feig.

At the centre of the story is a Kate, a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. After accepting a job as Santa’s elf for a department store, Kate soon meets Tom there and her life takes a turn that seems too good to be true….

After realising the similarity between Clarke and her character Kate’s story, Last Christmas has become even more intriguing. As such, I’ve now decided that I’m going to ignore the cheesy line that made me wince a little after 2.35minutes into thw above trailer and just look forward to Christmas. Reason being, that is precisely when the mood for a film just like this tends to hit me; HARD!

The fact that George Michaels music will be featured quite heavily is a plus is is the London, England setting.

Patti LuPone, Nasir Jama, Ingrid Oliver, Ansu Kabia, Sue Perkins, Lydia Leonard, Rebecca Root, David Mumeni, Helena Holmes and Jade Anouka also star.

Last Christmas Release Dates: November 8th, 2019 (US); November 15th, 2019 (UK)…

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FALLING INN LOVE (2019): New Trailer Starring Christina Milian, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Adam Demos…

Falling In Love (2019), Christina Milian, Adam Demos, Netflix
Falling In Love (2019), Christina Milian, Adam Demos, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Fallin Inn Love (2019)


Christina Milian, Jeffrey Bower-Chapman and Adam Demos are the stars of Fallin Inn Love; a Roger Kumble directed comedy / romance.

Milian plays city girl Gabriela who spontaneously enters a contest and ends up winning a rustic New Zealand inn…

Yes, this trailer reveals plenty but I’m really quite interested because I like Milian and I’m curious about the ‘win an inn’ competition. A part of me kind of wants to enter, but then I remember that renovation isn’t my idea of fun. Turning up to get the keys when it’s all done is.

Hopefully there’ll also be a lot of stunning images of gorgeous, green New Zealand to enjoy.

Did anyone else think that it was actually a snake that fell at 1:59? I sure did. That is until I remembered that Falling Inn Love is set in New Zealand – not Australia. Two very different places when it comes to wildlife and insects.

Daniel Watterson and Lucy Wigmore also star.

Falling Inn Love Release Dates: August 29th, 2019 (Internet)…

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