I haven’t watched a single film in The Divergent Series. It’s likely that I won’t any time soon but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the execution of their latest trailer for Allegiant, the last instalment…
The music (a remix of ‘Tris’ by Ellie Golding) combined with the minimal dialogue and imagery is quite the audio visual experience.
Vince Vaughn has an intriguing new movie and it also stars Bill Paxton, Hailee Steinfeld, Jon Favreau and Taraji P. Henson…
I’m hopeful because of John Favreau, Hailee Steinfeld and Bill Paxton’s involvement. Favreau because of his work in Chef (2014) and I Love You, Man (2009), Steinfeld for True Grit (2010) and Paxton because of what he achieved with 2 Guns (2013)and he’s just generally very good. My fingers are very crossed.
Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, the person behind other popular and well executed comedies such as The Holiday (2006) and Something’sGotta Give (2003), I had high hopes for The Intern.
Starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, my favourite thing about Meyers’ moviehas to be the story of the unexpected friendship between De Niro’s senior intern character and the successful, young online fashion business founder played by Hathaway.
A big part of what makes the relationship between the two main characters great to watch is De Niro’s portrayal of Ben, the comic timing and particularly the kind of person Ben represents.
An inspiring story of young people in charge doing what they love and doing it well is also what The Intern is about. I tuned in because the mood for a good light comedy struck and good is definitely what I found.
If you were after more reasons to watch, there’s the New York City setting, good soundtrack and the other cast members. Zack Pearlman’s character, Davis is particularly fun. Adam DeVine, Christina Scherer, Anders Holm, Rene Russo and JoJo Kushner also star.
Directed by Karyn Kusama, Michiel Huisman and Logan Marshall-Green are the stars of The Invitation, a tense new thriller/ horror movie set at a dinner party where things aren’t quite what they seem…
In addition to the unsettling tensions, it looks like The Invitation will be one of those stories that reminds us all to always trust our instincts and get the hell out if the situation doesn’t feel right. Though, I guess if everyone did that, where would scary movies be – dare we ponder…?
John Carroll Lynch, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Mike Doyle also star.
Directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson, Creed is more than I expected. Having never seen any of the previous Rocky movies, I was imagining plenty of fighting footage for at least one third of the time. Luckily, as a lover/ non-fighter, I’m glad to say that this isn’t the case.
What I love most about Creed is the way it seems to focus on the stories of the main characters and their relationships with each other, more so than on actual boxing. Nevertheless, Creed is still very much a boxing movie and fans of the sport, especially fans of the Rocky movies will have a good time.
I tuned in because the I liked the trailer. Also, I’m just someone who never seems to tire of well told stories about pivotal life decisions. Especially when the stories are about people choosing to do what is in their heart over what is expected / comfortable. Creed which is written and directed by Ryan Coogler is a movie that captures what that journey can be like.
Watch it for the relatable themes of human experience, choreography of the main fight sequence, well paced editing and camera work.
Alejandro González Iñárritu is the director of The Revenant, a much talked about movie with a brilliant cast. Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter and Domhnall Gleeson to name just a few.
In addition to the talented film making team, all anyone really needs to know before watching is that The Revenant is a tale of vengeance, the very highly justifiable kind.
Iñárritu is well known for his innovative shooting style and the way in which The Revenant is shot is no different. Not to say that you’re going to find anyone appear to be levitating as is the case in Birdman (2014) – Iñárritu’s previous Oscar winning movie. However, as the film’s magnificent teaser trailer revealed back in July 2015, you’re going to experience some very impressive things that you probably haven’t experienced before. There’s also the original musical score and beautiful wintery cinematography.
If all I’ve mentioned so far still isn’t reason enough to watch, there’s thepossibility that The Revenant may just result in a long overdue Best Actor Oscar win for Leonardo DiCaprio. I mean, did you see the standing ovasion he received at the Golden Globes when his name was called for Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture (Drama), for this very movie?
Bring on February 28th 2016, an Oscars presentation that will be interesting for several reasons.
Ashby is the kind of movie I tune into for some light entertainment – and yes, I was somewhat adequately entertained, I guess. Though mostly by Sarah Silverman’s character. She had the most fun dialogue. Nat Wolff did a good job with his outsider role and he too has a few fun lines.
The best moment in the movie for me has to be the scene towards the end between Mickey Rourke’s Ashby and Father Ted. The dialogue, delivery and emotion was just right.
Overall, I would have had a lot more fun if Ashby hadfocused more on Rourke’s story at the expense of a few of the other characters. Clearly that would make for a completely different movie so I guess my point is, something about Ashby and all the other character’s stories just didn’t quite come together particularly well.
Watch it only if you absolutely must. Also, Mickey Rourke’s smarter outfits are rather nice – so there’s that.