Netflix has a new documentary about celebrated U.S. Comedian, Tig Notaro. Tig tells the story of what is arguably the most challenging period of Notaro’s life and how she made it through, thanks to the healing power of comedy.
I do rather love Comedians. I also love documentaries about inspiring people. So something tells me that at the very least, this one is going to be interesting.
The second instalment of Hotel Transylvania 2, written by and starring Adam Sandler looks like plenty of fun. I love that the ‘little monster’ is reminiscent of the completely adorable and mischievous triplets from Disney’s Brave (2012).
I actually haven’t seen the original, so now I know what I’m doing this Sunday.
I haven’t watched Greta Gerwig in a film since 2010’s Greenberg with Ben Stiller. Looking at the trailer for Gerwig’s new comedy, Mistress America, I really have no excuse not to. I’m sold on her character’s refreshingly interesting and adventurous character.
Funny and bearded Actor, Zach Galifianakis, best known for his excellent turn in the Hangover (2009) movies as the somewhat unhinged Alan, is back. This time he comes with Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Kate Mckinnon in Mastermind – a verypromising new comedy due this summer.
I’m most excited about Galifiniakis, of course; but also the character played by Jason Sudeikis.
May the movie be filled with more great lines and scenes not yet seen in the trailer.
Directed by acclaimed documentary filmmaker, Davis Guggenheim ‘He Named Me Malala follows the events before and after the Talibans’ attack on Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani school girl, shot in the head for speaking her mind on girls’ right to education.
I’m looking forward to learning more about one of my heroes, Malala Yousazai and her extra ordinary parents.
Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in Fifty Shades Of Grey, the Sam Taylor Johnson directed film adaptation of E.L. James’ best selling book of the same name.
There has been plenty of well publicised negative feedback about the quality of writing in the book and subsequently, the film. But all that seems to have caused minimal damage to the movie’s overall commercial success. Clearly the story of the masochistic relationship between a university student (Anastasia Steele) and a handsome, rich businessman (Christian Grey) is just too appealing; thanks to some rather steamy content and a definitely mysterious Mr. Grey, a man audiences can’t help but be desperate to understand.
For me, there are no particularly stellar performances in the film. I remember laughter escaping my lips in response to some of the dialogue. Had the book been better written, perhaps the movie would be too. Nevertheless, by the end I did find myself quite curious about the tortured Mr. Grey. Though absolutely not curious enough to ever pick up the book(s), in the event that the follow up films were to be cancelled.
Whether it’s the love story, sexy content or even the dialogue, if you’re planning to watch, I hope you’ll find one or two things in the movie worth the experience. Oddly enough, my favourite thing about the this movie is probably not what one might expect. For it is the following line delivered by Christian Grey within the first ten minutes.