LOVE & FRIENDSHIP (2016): New Trailer From Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny & Xavier Samuel

Love & Friendship (2016), Kate Beckinsale
Love & Friendship (2016), Kate Beckinsale

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel and Chloë Sevigny, today’s trailer comes with what looks like a healthy and handsome dose of British humour – assuming you like that sort of thing…

I’m looking forward to seeing Beckinsale in something different and possibly rather good. My memory of her in Van Helsing (2004), the only movie I have ever wanted to walk out of, still has a strong hold in my brain.

Love & Friendship Release Dates: May 13th, 2016 (US); May 27th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (2017): New Trailer Starring Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Mariah Carey…

The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Will Arnett
The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Will Arnett

Fans of Batman, especially Batman from the Lego Movie (2014) will be very happy about today’s trailer…

Teaser 1

Teaser 2

Comic Con Trailer

Directed by Chris McKay; the movie stars Will Arnett, Mariah Carey, Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera and Ralph Fiennes. I’m sure there’ll be no surprise about what to expect plot-wise, of course. Though, it’s really the humour I’m most interested in.

The Lego Batman Movie Release Dates: February 10th, 2017 (US & UK); February 15th, 2017 (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

DEEPWATER HORIZON (2016): New Trailer Starring Mark Whalberg, Dylan O’brien & Kate Hudson

Deepwater Horizon (2016), Mark Wahlberg
Deepwater Horizon (2016), Mark Wahlberg

Deepwater Horizon is the latest from Mark Wahlberg, the story about the explosion of the drilling rig that caused the worst oil spill in US history…

Teaser trailer

I like what they’ve done concept wise with this teaser trailer, though I don’t find myself particularly excited about the movie at this point. Perhaps the release of the non-teaser will change that – and it has…

No doubt the ending will be heroic. I’m really hoping that Gina Rodriguez’s character doesn’t die.

John Malkovich, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell and Dylan O’brien also star.

Deepwater Horizon Release Dates: September 30th, 2016 (US & UK); September 29th, 2016 (GER); October 12th, 2016 (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

LEGEND (2015): For The Humour & Double Tom Hardy Experience

Legend (2016), Tom Hardy as Ronnie Kray
Legend (2016), Tom Hardy as Ronnie Kray

In telling the story of two of Britain’s most notorious criminals, the Kray twins, the combination of all the characters, dialogue music and cinematography of 1960s London did an adequate job of keeping me engaged.

Besides Tom Hardy who is, shocker, not shocker, just brilliant in his task of portraying both Reginald (Reggie) and Ronald (Ronnie) Kray, another big draw for me was the delightful britishness of the humour in Legend.

Prior to this movie, my main experience of London’s east end gangster / criminal world is Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998). The pace and rhythm of that movie is one of the best things about it. In comparison to Legend, granted the period in time is quite different, but I did find myself wanting for things to move along a tad quicker.

Each time the two brothers were on screen at the same time, those were the most engaging moments and not just because I was curious to see how well they handled the reality of Tom Hardy essentially ‘talking to himself.’

Ronnie and Reggie’s sibling bond and the dynamics of their relationship is  the most interesting aspect of this story. We get to experience and witness this bond in director Brian Helgeland’s movie, but I’d have loved for more of the film to be dedicated to the story of the brothers, perhaps as young boys/ men. I found myself wanting a clearer picture of more of what it took to create the reality that became their lives. Without the look back, the story felt incomplete to me.

In my fantasy of this movie, I’d say, either split the story of the Kray twins into two films, or forget about the relationship between Reggie and Francis, It’s boring – and instead focus on the most important love affair instead, the one between the two brothers. After all, it is the thing that ultimately decided their fate.

I don’t think that Legend is a bad film. It just simply left me wanting more than I would have liked. Watch it for the Tom Hardy Excellence.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

BRIDGET JONES’S BABY (2016) (2016): New Trailer Starring Rene Zellweger, Colin Firth & Patrick Dempsey

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016), Rene Zellweger
Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016), Rene Zellweger

The trailer for the brand new Bridget Jones movie, Bridget Jones’s Baby is here…

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Rene Zellweger and some of the original cast return, including Colin Firth and Jim Broadbent. Patrick Dempsey is one brand new face so far.

Directed by Sharon Maguire, who was in charge of the original film, my fingers are crossed for great things.

Bridget Jones’s Baby Release Date: September 16th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

MEMORIA (2015): New Trailer Starring James Franco, Sam Dillon & Thomas Mann

Memoria (2015), James Franco
Memoria (2015), James Franco

Memoria is James Franco’s latest movie and it looks…

Creepy. Yes creepy is the word I was looking for. Eery probably fits too. Either way I’m interested. I’m interested because Memoria is a Palo Alto, California based story about a young man (Sam Dillon) trying to find his place in the world. It doesn’t help that he’s unsatisfied by his social group, has a dysfunctional family life and is having zero luck with the girl he likes.

I want to see how it ends because this trailer has captured my imagination, thanks in part to the rather relaxing music trailer music. I also really want the young man to make it through and win.

Thomas Mann, Teo Halm, Luna Blaise, Shauna Bloom and Bella cohen aslo star. Director credits go to Vladimir de Fontenay and Nina Ljeti.

Memoria Release Dates: April 1st, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

THE BIG SHORT (2015): For The Entertaining Dialogue & Great Performances

The Big Short (2015), Steve Carell
The Big Short (2015), Steve Carell

You’d think that trying to wrap my ‘non-numbers oriented’ head around the financial market speak of The Big Short might be the hardest thing about the movie. That would be incorrect. I’m afraid having to endure the musical tastes of Michael Burry, Christian Bale’s eccentric character proved far more challenging.

Burry’s penchant for heavy metal aside, the story about the men who saw the credit and housing bubble collapse coming – and proceeded to profit from it is one I enjoyed quite a bit. The narrative structure, dialogue, pace, editing and performances all came together beautifully. Steve Carell was particularly entertaining as Mark Baum. A performance I see as a great follow-up to his notable work in Foxcatcher (2014).

Like The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013), the Wall Street setting of the The Big Short, is very much a boys club and from such situations often come the opportunity for rather entertaining banter, hence my appreciation for the film’s dialogue.

Director, Adam McKay’s film didn’t teach me anything new in terms of how the world works. What it did do is remind me that it pays to have a good understanding of the reality of the bank’s priorities and what that can come to mean for the average person.

Some people have called The Big Short depressing. The reality the film deals with isn’t the kind of news that’ll make your day. However, there’s humour here and the information within the movie, plus its creative execution makes the experience worthwhile.

The Big Short is based on a book of the same name by Michael Lewis. Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt and Christian Bale are the main stars.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

 

BACK IN THE DAY (2016): New Trailer Starring William DeMeo, Michael Madsen & Alec Baldwin

Back In The Day (2016), Willaim DeMeo
Back In The Day (2016), Willaim DeMeo

For all fans of boxing movies, here comes another one…

This trailer isn’t perfect but I’m interested in the fighter’s story. More so than the actual fight sequences. The fighter, Anthony is played by Christian DeMeo (young Anthony) and William Demeo. When Young Anthony’s parents are no longer in the picture, how will the relationship between him and the mob boss that has taken him under his wing play out?  I’m hoping this movie may just be better than the trailer may suggest.

Michael Madsen, Shannen Doherty, Danny Glover, Alec Baldwin and Mike Mike Tyson also star.

Back In The Day Release Dates: May 20th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

 

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