TIG (2015): Always Find The Humor

Tig (2015), Tig Notaro
Tig (2015), Tig Notaro

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.

Happy Tig 🙂

G

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 (2015): For Cuteness and Laughter

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Adam Sandler (Dracula)
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), Adam Sandler (Dracula)

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.

Happy Hotel Transylvania 2 🙂

G

MISTRESS AMERICA (2015): New Comedy From Noah Baumbach Starring Greta Gerwig

Mistress America (2015), Greta Gerwig
Mistress America (2015), Greta Gerwig

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.

I’m ready for  the kooky.

Happy Mistress America 🙂

G

MASTERMINDS (2015): More Galifianakis ‘Crazy’, With A Side of Wiig & Sudeikis

Mastaminds (2015), Zach Galifianakis
Mastaminds (2015), Zach Galifianakis

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 very promising 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.

Mastaminds a.k.a. The Bank Heist (2016) Release Dates: September 30th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Masterminds :-)

G

HITMAN – AGENT 47 (2015): Serious ‘Badassery’ Ahead, Starring Rupert Friend

Hitman - Agent 47 (2015), Rupert Friend
Hitman – Agent 47 (2015), Rupert Friend

In case you thought Avengers – Age Of Ultron (2015), The Man From U.N.C.L.E.  (2015) and Spectre (2015) (to name just three) aren’t enough action and adventure for 2015, here comes one more.

Directed by Aleksander Bach and starring Rupert Friend, Zachary Quinto and Hannah Ware, HitMan – Agent 47 arrives with the story of an engineered human assassin on his latest mission.

I’m excited for Friend because he was great in Starred Up (2013), along with jack O’Connell, and this is an excitingly different kind of role.

How cool is that line about the gun?

Happy Hitman, Agent 47 🙂

G

HE NAMED ME MALALA (2015): Hero Knows No Boundaries

He Named Me Malala (2015), Malala Yousafzai
He Named Me Malala (2015), Malala Yousafzai

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.

Happy He Named Me Malala 🙂

G

FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (2015): There Is Something I Liked

Fifty Shades Of Grey (2015), Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey)
Fifty Shades Of Grey (2015), Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey)

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.

Fifty Shades Of Grey (2015), Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson
Fifty Shades Of Grey (2015), Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson

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.

The harder I work the more luck I seem to have’.

Happy Film Loving

G

THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMSON (2015): Good Murderous Fun Is On The Way

The Legend Of Barney Thomson (2015), Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson
The Legend Of Barney Thomson (2015), Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson

I love Emma Thompson and it looks like her new film that features Robert Carlyle as Director and star will only make me love her more.

Also starring Ray Winstone and Ashley Jensen, The Legend of Barney Thomson is a comedy about a man whose life changes suddenly from desperate mediocrity to something sinister and far more interesting.

I’m liking it already because it remind me of The Voices (2014).

Happy The Legend of Barney Thomson 🙂

G

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