Category Archives: Romance

ALLIED (2016): New Trailer Starring Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard

Allied (2016), Brad Pitt
Allied (2016), Brad Pitt

Wonderful French actress Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt have a new movie. Set in 1942 during the second world war and directed by Robert Zemeckis, at the centre of Allied is the relationship between Marianne Beausejour, a French Resistance Fighter (Cotillard) and Intelligence Officer Max Vatan (Pitt)…

Looks like Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2007) on a higher level and maybe even more badass.

Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode, Raffey Cassidy and Charlotte Hope also star.

Allied Release Dates: November 20th, 2016 (US); November 25th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MY KING (2015): New Trailer Starring Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot…

My King (2016), Emmanuelle Bercot, Vincent Cassel
My King (2016), Emmanuelle Bercot, Vincent Cassel

Less than ten words are said in the following trailer and I’m already quite sure it’s my favourite of the week if not month. 

Starring Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Isild Besco and Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin, My King is the story of the tumultuous relationship between two lovers as remembered by Tony who is recovering at a rehabilitation centre…

What excellent editing and trailer music. I’m ready to get lost in this crazy, wonderful, passionate love story.

My King Release Dates: August 12th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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ONE DAY (2011): Good Story & A Beautiful Musical Score

One Day (2011), Anne Hathaway, Jim Burgess
One Day (2011), Anne Hathaway, Jim Burgess

Starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, One Day is the story of Dexter and Em, a pair we first meet on the day they spend a night together on the last day of college. We then get to see them many times more on the very same day in the years that follow.

Directed by Lone Sherfig and based on the best selling novel by David Nicholls, I liked One Day because it’s a charming, well told and universal story. One of male/ female friendships, unrequited love and incredibly bad timing at its core. Anne Hathaway’s British accent is very impressive and you’ll definitely notice the film’s well chosen soundtrack and musical score.

Watch One Day because it’s good and the themes featured are really worth being exposed to. Patricia Clarkson, Rafe Spall,Tom Mison and David Ajala make up more of the talented cast. There’s also a well cast little girl we see later in the movie that looks suspiciously like a young Cara Delevigne.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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ME BEFORE YOU (2016): The Things I Liked…

Me Before You (2016), Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
Me Before You (2016), Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin

I enjoyed  Me Before You as one of those films you don’t mind watching even though you know what’s going to happen. The entire cast which includes Charles Dance and Vanessa Kirby, along with the leads, Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke performed well. No one portrayal stood out for me more than the others. 

A favourite moment that I remember fondly is the gift giving scene at the birthday do. The beautiful moment Emilia’s character opens hers and all that it means was just great. One other highlight has to be the parting words to the hostess, Sharon, right after the horse racing.

I’d heard plenty before I sat down to watch this movie. Things  about how sad the story really is – especially considering what happens in  the end. It’s definitely sad but I also had fun. A few tears were shed but nothing major; especially since usually, I’m quite the ‘boohooer’ (a new word I just made up).

If you like a good romantic movie, watch Me Before You because it’s not a bad one. Another reason to watch is to help one’s understanding of those in situations similar to that of Claflin’s character. I for one agree with his freedom to decide.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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TWO LOVERS & A BEAR (2016): New Trailer From Tatiana Maslany & Dane DeHaan

Two Lovers & A Bear (2016), Dane DeHaan, Tatiana Maslany
Two Lovers & A Bear (2016), Dane DeHaan, Tatiana Maslany

My precise thought after watching the Two Lovers & A Bear trailer was, ‘what’s this madness?’ I still don’t really know the answer…

Starring Dane DeHaan and Tatiana Maslany, what I’ve gathered so far is that there’s love, pain, some questions and it’s all supposed to be dark and ‘deep’ – intellectually speaking. I’d certainly like it to be worthwhile.

This trailer happens to remind me of the one for Terrence Malick’s  Knight Of Cups (2015).

Two Lovers & A Bear Release Dates: 2016 (US)…

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RULES DON’T APPLY (2016): New Trailer From Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich

Rules Don't Apply (2016), Lily Collins, Annette Bening
Rules Don’t Apply (2016), Lily Collins, Annette Bening

Set in Hollywood in 1958, Rules Don’t Apply focuses on the relationship between three key characters working in hollywood. Namely, an aspiring actress her driver and the eccentric billionaire that employs them. Alden Ehrenreich, Lilly Collins, and Warren Beatty play the main roles. Beatty is also the film’s writer and director…

After finding that I didn’t quite enjoy the last movie I saw about Hollywood in the 1950s (Hail, Caesar! (2015), as much as I hoped I would, I’m not sure how this is going to turn out. Though, Annette Bening is one of my favourite actresses s0 we’ll see.

Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin and Chace Crawford also feature.

Rules Don’t Apply Release Dates: November, 2016 (US)…

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LA LA LAND (2016): New From Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend and J.K. Simmons

La La Land (2016), Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone
La La Land (2016), Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone

When I realised that La La Land, the new movie starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone  was written and directed by the same person (Damien Chazelle) who brought us 2014’s Oscar winning movie, Whiplash, I knew something worthy was coming.

The premise of the film is simple; a jazz pianist falls in love with an aspiring actress in Los Angeles (a.k.a. La La Land)…

Teaser 1

Teaser 2

On account of director Chazelle’s musical backdround, it’s unsurprising that music is once again a key theme in one of his movies. If somehow you haven’t already seen Whiplashdo so at once!

The La La Land trailer peaks my interest only slightly at this point. It’s probably something to do with the edit and what I imagine is my slight disinterest in watching Stone and Gosling as a couple once more. I first saw them cast opposite each other romantically in  Crazy Stupid Love (2011). My fingers are crossed that I end up enjoying La la Land more than I anticipate. Especially considering my natural aversion to musicals.

John Legend, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt and Sonoya Mizuno also star.

La La Land Release Dates: December 16th, 2016 (US); January 13th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film loving 🙂

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BAZODEE (2016): New Trailer From Machel Montano, Staz Nair & Natalie Perera

Bazodee (2016), Staz Nair, Natalie Perera
Bazodee (2016), Staz Nair, Natalie Perera

Starring Soca music star Machel Montano, Natalie Perera and Staz Nair, Bazodee is a drama/ musical / romance about a dutiful daughter who must review her plans to marry a wealthy suitor after a chance encounter…

I don’t remember having watched a film hailing from Trinidad and Tobago before, so I guess it’s time. May it be as joyful as this trailer suggests.

Directed by Todd Kessler, Kabir Bedi, Valmike Rampersad, Cindy F. Daniel and Rahul Nath also star.

Bazodee Release Dates: August 5th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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