The trailer for Blake Lively’s latest movie, The Shallows has my attention…
Lively’s character finds herself in a less than desirable predicament involving mother nature and a creature of the deep. I’m excited to see how things pan out for her and to see what new survival skills if any I can acquire in the process.
Today’s trailer is an interesting one. It’s the remake of a classic film of the same name and one that is loved by many. The movie is Ben Hur and Jack Huston is the actor in the title role that was first made famous back in 1959 by Charlton Heston…
I don’t know about this trailer. What I do know for sure at this point is that I have to watch Charlton Heston’s much celebrated version before and if I watch this one. This edit just doesn’t have that potentially ‘epic movie look and feel’ I was hoping for.
Morgan Freeman, Nazanin Boniadi, Rodrigo Santoro and Haluk Bilgner are some of the supporting cast in this Timur Bekmambetov directed ‘brother against brother’ tale of vengeance.
Sausage Party is the brand new comedy from Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and James Franco. It’s an animation comedy and the key characters are food…
I wasn’t a big fan of Rogen’s previous movie, The Night Before (2015). But my fingers are crossed with this new ‘food horror.’ The different personalities assigned to all food items is an intriguing thing.
Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan; the film stars several Rogen regulars, including Michael Cera, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. Salma Hayek, Edward Norton and Paul Rudd also lend their voices.
Popstar – Never Stop Never Stopping is a brand new comedy coming this summer and it stars Andy Samberg as popstar Conner4Real…
The story follows the superstar after very disappointing album sales. Very much a perfect place for the comedy to start, if you ask me.
I’m really hoping that this movie will be better than 7 Days In Hell (2015) – which for me, turned out to be much funnier in trailer form.
With cameos from music industry personalities and artists including Simon Cowell, Carrie Underwood and Usher, my fingers are tightly crossed.
Maybe Conner4Real can be the Derek Zoolander (2001) of the music industry. Though, perhaps sans the ‘mental challenges’ that plague the stereotypical male model; or not. It doesn’t really matter as long as it’s funny.
Directed by Billy Ray; Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Alfred Molina are the stars of Secret In Their Eyes. A story about a group of FBI Investigators; a close-knit team for whom everything changes when they learn the identity of the victim of their new murder case.
Ray’s movie follows the events and decisions that end up leading to a surprising, yet understandable conclusion, the revelation of which is a key highlight.
Seeing evidence of the depth of the friendships between the main protagonists – before, during and after the central crime, that is the thing I enjoyed most about Secret In Their Eyes . One more great moment would have been when the audience learns of the victim’s identity. But…! that little nugget was unfortunately given away for free in the film’s trailer. What is one to do…?
Secret In Their Eyes could have been a better movie . The cast performed well but I think they were let down by post production, namely what felt like an awkward overuse of flashback and the trailer edit.
Winter’s Bone is a movie I was drawn to because it’s known as the one that put Jennifer Lawrence on the map and for good reason. Her performance is perfectly measured and very convincing.
I particularly appreciate her character, Ree’s strength and her commitment to her family’s well being given her father’s recent and unexplained absence.
With the movie’s Ozark Mountain setting in mind, I can I understand the likely reasoning for its semi-leisurely pace. Nevertheless, I did find myself wanting things to move a little faster – and for the camerawork to be less shaky in parts.
Overall, I wouldn’t say that I regret watching Winter’s Bone because the story and the performances were good. I just wouldn’t insist that anyone else should absolutely see it… unless something about it, like the fact that it’s the film that put Jennifer Lawrence on the map really, really calls to you. Another reason that may call to someone is Tom Hawkes in his role as Ree’s uncle, Teardrop, a great performance and definite highlight.
Based on the book by Daniel Woodrell, Winter’s Bone is directed by Debra Granik. Garrett Dillahunt, Shelley Waggeer and Lauren Sweetser make up of some of the key supporting cast.