Starring Ethan Hawke, Paul Giamatti and Johnny Simmons, The Phenom tells the story of the relationship between a major League rookie pitcher, his new sports psychologist and an overbearing father (Hawke)…
I really want this movie to be great and I think I’ll like it. But if for some reason it isn’t and I don’t, I’d like to take a moment to say… ‘Well done trailer maker!’
Today’s trailer is for Assassin’s Creed and it’s exciting, particularly for fans of the computer game. I’m very happy because the trailer looks great and the movie’s stars are Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard…
Though I’ve never played the game, I’m aware of it because it’s popular and I love the artwork, including Aguilar’s costume. This may or may not mean that I have a crush on a computer game character…
The director is Justin Kurzel who has also worked with Fassbender and Cotillard in the visually stunning Macbeth (2015).
Brendan Gleeson, Brian Gleeson and Jeremy Irons also star.
The first thing I noticed and immediately loved about Crimson Peak is the cinematography. Particularly the rich colours, beautiful period fashion and the use of light and shadow.
Directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak is a visual feast of a gothic romance. One that features a gifted author, Edith (Mia Wasikowska) who is a young lady faced with the choice between two potential suiters.
One of Edith’s suiters is her childhood friend Alan, (Charlie Hunnam) and the other is a dark, mysterious and mesmerising newcomer called Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston).
I’d like to think that faced with Edith’s predicament I might be wise enough to make the ‘healthiest’ choice. But considering how much I find myself mesmerised by Hiddleston’s character’s voice, words and presence, I’m thinking absolutely not.
A feast for the eyeballs is one way to describe Guillermo del Toro’s movie. I also like the beautiful romance which just happens to be a great reminder for how truly blinding love can be.
It crossed my mind that perhaps some of the ghostly special effects could have done with a little extra financial investment. But overall, I like Crimson Peak.
Lastly, what a wonderfully meaty role Jessica Chastain was blessed to play.
Watch it for the story, romance, and visual beauty. As you do that, I’ll I continue dreaming about having full access to the beautiful contents of Edith’s wardrobe.
Starring Lupita N’Yongo, David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga, Queen of Katwe is the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a Ugandan chess player and one of the first titled female players in Ugandan chess history…
I love stories about people doing extraordinary things, whatever their age. It’s even better if the achievement is greater than what most people believe to be possible. For that would be reminder to never let another person dictate what is possible for you or anyone else who dares to have a dream. I know very little about chess and chess has a small amount to do with the reason I’ll be tuning in.
Ntaire Guma Mbaho Mwine and Russel Savadier also star with Mira Nair as director.
Today’s trailer is for Tickled, a documentary from David Farrier about a thoroughly bizarre and mysterious ticking completion…
This particular tickling competition story seems like one of those that a person may be perfectly happy to never, ever learn about. But then a documentary gets made and you rationalise that in this instance, it’s probably better to be informed. you know, because you’re a person who seeks to understand.
Today’s Trailer is a very intriguing one. Paths Of The Soul is a new documentary from director Yang Zhang about the Tibetan people…
I’m Curious about Paths Of The Soul because as is the case for most people who first see the trailer, what happens in it looks peculiar to say the least. What you’re actually watching is Tibetans on a pilgrimage to Lasa, the holy capital of Tibet. I
To put it another way, what you see in the trailer absolutely is not a lazy man’s version of the classic and very much hated, full body conditioning and cardiovascular exercise, the burpee.
I can take a few guesses but I do want to find out more about what’s really going on and other details.