Andre Roussimoff better known as André The Giant and also known as ‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’ is the subject of today’s documentary trailer.
Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Wright, Hulk Hogan, Billy Crystal and more, André The Giant is a documentary about the life and career of professional wrestler and actor André Roussimoff…
I was never the biggest wrestling fan but I do remember Roussimoff in The Princess Bride (1987).
I’ll watch in part because I’m quite sure that André The Giant is the only giant I can name. His personality intrigues me. I’m also a fan of his sense of drama and excellent comic timing – as demonstrated by what happens shortly after 1:41 minutes in to this trailer.
Ok… I can name the B.F.G but he was never real now, was he?
Starring Michael B. Jordan, Michael Shannon and Sofia Boutella, Fahrenheit 451 is set in a future where all books must be destroyed. Jordan plays Guy Montag, a fireman whose job it is to eradicate all books.
Unbeknownst to his superiors, Montag begins to question his actions after meeting a little girl…
A world where books are no longer a thing? How can one not be intrigued? It seems near enough ridiculous that such a predicament should truly come to pass. I say I have no issues with such a reality as long as it remains purely fiction, of course.
Directed by Ramin Bahrani; Keir Dullea, Martin Donovan, Lilly Singh, Grace Lynn Kung and Sean Jones also star.
The subject matter of Cocaine Godmother is Griselda Blanco. Blanco was an infamous Colombian drug lord of the Medellín Cartel and a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine trade and underworld in the 1970s and early 80s.
Being aware of Blanco’s origins, one can understand any controversy that may arise as a result of Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones being cast in the leading role. Zeta-Jones is an Academy Award winning actress; as such, I never imagined she’d do a terrible acting job and she didn’t. Nevertheless, the film certainly didn’t meet its potential.
I have no complaints about any of the acting but I do feel that had the Guillermo Navarro directed biopic been afforded a bigger production budget, perhaps the whole movie wouldn’t have felt as rushed and somehow incomplete as it did.
Watch Cocaine Godmother if you’re curious enough about Zeta-Jones’s performance. Who knows, maybe somewhere in the future, another version of Blanco’s story will get the finish it deserves. Times are always changing after all.
I‘m quite happy to report that the experience of watching Hey, Arnold! – The Jungle Moviewasn’t too much like the regrettable experience of re-watching The Never Ending Story; a children’s film that I adored as a child and one that should have been left firmly in my childhood.
As promised, this follow-up to the TV series Hey, Arnold finally tells the story of young Arnold’s parents. And and the writers made that part adequately interesting. A younger me certainly would have enjoyed Hey, Arnold! – The Jungle Movie quite a bit more than my grown up self. Luckily, I still had some fun because my favourite thing about the series was always the humour. And the humour in thismovie, though, dare I say isn’t as sophisticated as my tastes have indeed become, but it’s still pretty timeless.
I don’t know that I ever had a favourite Hey, Arnold character, but nowI’m certain that it’s Helga and her undying, yet completely unrequited love for dear ‘football head.’ Especially the way she verbalises her feelings when she thinks no one is around to hear her.
To satisfy your curiosity about the football headed one’s parents and to reminisce about your relatively carefree days, feel free to hit that play button on this one and see how you like it. But definitely be warned, you probably won’t be as in love as you once were… unlike our dear Helga.
Hey, Arnold! The Jungle Movie starts where Hey, Arnold! (1994) the TV series left off. Directed by Raymie Muzquiz and Stuart Livingston, this movie finally tells the story of what happened to Arnold’s parents…
I’m featuring this because I used to love the show growing up and I want to know if it’s still as fun – now that I’m an adult. I did this sort of thing with The Never Ending Story (1984) and that proved a massive mistake! Why? Basically, my adult self considered it to be bad, quite bad. And with that said, good luck to me!
Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Hank Azaria and Alessandro Nivola are the stars of The Wizard Of Lies, an HBO movie about Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme which is also known as the largest financial fraud in United States history…
Of course I’ll be tuning in. De Niro is as watchable as ever, I’m excited to see Michelle Pfeiffer in a movie again and the story is so very intriguing. Even more so because I didn’t really pay close attention to the news when Madoff was all over it back in 2008.