Category Archives: Romance

SECOND ACT (2018): New Trailer From Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini…

Second Act (2018), Jennifer Lopez
Second Act (2018), Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia, Vanessa Hudgens and Leah Remini are the stars of new romance / comedy Second Act.

Directed by Peter Segal, Lopez plays a retail worker who reinvents her life / life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do…

Two of my favourite romantic comedies (The wedding Planner (2001) and Maid In Manhattan (2(002) star Jennifer Lopez. Hopefully this will be another favourite to add to the list, regardless of the obvious similarities to the maid In Manahattan story.

Charlyne Yi, Freddie Stroma and Treat Williams also star.

Second Act Release Dates: November 21st, 2018 (US); November 30th, 2018 (UK)…

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THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST (2018): New Trailer From Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Jennifer Ehle, Quinn Shephard…

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018), Chloë Grace Moretz
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018), Chloë Grace Moretz

Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, Jennifer Ehle, Quinn Shephard and directed by Desiree Akhavan; The Miseducation Of Cameron Post is the story of a teenage girl who was forced forced into a gay conversion therapy centre by her conservative guardians…

I’m in because it looks like a well acted role by Moretz; a good thing since the story is so interesting and based on true events.

And yes, every single time I read the title of this movie I think of The Miseducation Of Lauren Hill, a brilliant album.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018 (US); August 31st, 2018 (UK)…

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BOOMERANG (1992): The Things I Liked…

Boomerang (1992), Eddie Murphy
Boomerang (1992), Eddie Murphy

Co-written by Eddie Murphy and directed by Reginald Hudlin, 1992 comedy / drama Boomerang centres around  a successful executive / womaniser named Marcus. Marcus finds that his lifestyle choices have turned back on him following the arrival of his new female boss.

Starring Murphy, Robin Givens, Halle Berry, Chris Rock, Grace Jones and Martin Lawrence, Boomerang is a movie I enjoyed today as much as I did when I first saw it as a teenager. The film is funny. It also features one of the most memorable versions of a player / womaniser that I’ve ever seen on film.

Hudlin’s movie is beautifully produced; from the clothes, location(s), lighting, humour and more. Another highlight is the fact that most if not all of the women in this movie are empowered and powerful. I also couldn’t help but notice that Givens is truly one of the most beautiful women ever. Her character is fun, stunning and very much in charge.

The one thing I noticed that perhaps isn’t particularly great about this film is Martin Lawrence’s acting skills. Beyond that though, it’s fun, funny and quite the visual feast – in more ways than one. Watch it, I say!

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ZOE (2018): New Trailer From Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, Theo James, Rashida Jones…

Zoe (2018), Léa Seydoux, Ewan McGregor
Zoe (2018), Léa Seydoux, Ewan McGregor

Directed by Drake Doremus of Like Crazy (2011), Zoe is a new sci-fi / romance centred around two colleagues working on technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships. As their work progresses, their discoveries become more interesting.

Ewan McGregor, Léa Seydoux, Theo James and Rashida Jones star…

 

The subject matter definitely has my attention. Before the trailer ended, I was already having quite a time with the question of who I’d choose if I were in Seydoux’s character’s shoes.

Now looking forward to finding out about all the variables; the ones that will help with the final choice of man or ‘machine’.

Zoe Release Dates: July 20th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE (2018): New Trailer From Susan Johnson, Starring Lana Condor, John Corbett, Noah Centineo, Emilija Baranac…

To All The Boys I've Loved Before (2018), Lana Condor
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018), Lana Condor

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is a new drama / romance that tells the story of  teenage girl whose secret love letters are exposed.

Based on the novel by Jenny Han; Lana Condor, John Corbett, Noah Centineo and Emilija Baranac star…

As I watched this trailer, I thought ‘here we go, just the same old teen story…’ But then the reason the protagonist faints at the beginning is revealed and I decide that I could probably dedicate some time to this movie. Especially since – luckily for me, my high school crush was never so cruel as to tell me that nothing would ever happen between us.

I’m going to let this movie take me back to my early teenage years as I reminisce about  the boy who made school an event I was always more than happy to wake up for.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Release Dates: August 17th, 2018 (US)…

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SET IT UP (2018): New Trailer Starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Glen Powell…

Set It Up (2018), Lucy Liu
Set It Up (2018), Lucy Liu

Directed by Claire Scanlon, in Set It Up Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell play two corporate executive assistants who hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses played by Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu…

This one should hopefully be good for when I’m in the mood for some ‘easy viewing.’ I like Diggs and Liu. The latter especially because I’m forever a massive fan of her character (Ling Woo) in Ally McBeal.

Set It Up Release Dates: June 15th, 2018 (US)…

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DESTINATION WEDDING (2018): New Trailer From Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Dj Dallenbach…

Destination Wedding (2018), Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves
Destination Wedding (2018), Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves

Written / directed by Victor Levin, Destination Wedding is a new  comedy / drama/ romance about two unpleasant wedding guests who develop a mutual affection despite themselves.

Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder and Dj Dallenbach star…

The humour. I’m in for the humour. Especially after the line ‘Having met you, I understand why it’s a condition.’

Destination Wedding Release Dates: August 24th, 2018 (US)…

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MARY SHELLEY (2018): New Trailer From Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley, Douglas Booth…

Mary Shelley (2018), Elle Fanning
Mary Shelley (2018), Elle Fanning

Biography / drama Mary Shelley is about the love affair between poet Percy Shelley and 18 year old Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin. A relationship which resulted in Mary Shelley writing her famous gothic novel Frankenstein.

Directed by  Haifaa Al-Mansour; Elle Fanning, Maisie Williams, Bel Powley and Douglas Booth star…

I’m in for the story of a woman who overcame and gave us an example of how to turn heartbreak into something beautiful.

Additional supporting cast includes Jack Hickey, Joanne Froggatt, Stephen Dillane, Tom Sturridge and Ben Hardy.

Mary Shelley Release Dates: May 25th, 2018 (US); July 6th, 2018 (UK)…

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