THE SHALLOWS (2016): New Trailer Starring Blake Lively

The Shallows (2016), Blake Lively
The Shallows (2016), Blake Lively

The trailer for Blake Lively’s latest movie, The Shallows has my attention…

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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.

The shallows Release Dates: June 24th, 2016 (US); July 1st, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

BEN HUR (2016): New Trailer Starring Jack Huston & Morgan Freeman

Ben Hur (2016), Jack Huston
Ben Hur (2016), Jack Huston

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.

Ben Hur Release Dates: August 12th, 2016 (US); August 26th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (2016), New Trailer From Tim Burton, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Green…

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016), Asa Butterfield, Eva Green
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016), Asa Butterfield, Eva Green

From director, Tim Burton and starring Asa Butterfield and Eva Green, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is today’s trailer…

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Based on a best selling book by Ransom Riggs, I’m sure fans of the story will forgive you in the event that X-Men pops into your mind while the trailer plays.

what I’m most curious about is all the peculiarities imagined by the the author. I’ll certainly be very happy if I find this movie any more original than the peculiarities of the children.

So far I don’t like the trailer song. It feels too annoyingly obvious. The instrumental is ok but the words… Sadly for me, sound is not my peculiarity.

Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney and Ella Wahlestedt also star.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Release Dates: September 30th, 2016 (US), November 3rd, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

SAUSAGE PARTY (2016): New Trailer From Seth Rogen, James Franco & Jonah Hill

Sausage Party (2016), Seth Rogen (Voice)
Sausage Party (2016), Seth Rogen (Voice)

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.

Sausage Party Release Dates: August 12th, 2016 (US & UK), August 18th, 2016 (GER), September 14th (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

POPSTAR – NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING (2016): New Comedy Trailer From Andy Samberg & Imogen Poots

Popstar - Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), Andy Samberg
Popstar – Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), Andy Samberg

Popstar – Never Stop Never Stopping is a brand new comedy coming this summer and it stars  Andy Samberg as popstar Conner4Real…

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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.

Popstar – Never Stop Never Stopping Release Dates: June 3rd, 2016 (US & CAN); August 26th, 2016 (UK) …

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

SECRET IN THEIR EYES (2015): The Things I Liked…

Secret In Their Eyes (2015), Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Secret In Their Eyes (2015), Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

 

WINTER’S BONE (2010): The Things I liked…

Winter's Bone (2010), Jennifer Lawrence
Winter’s Bone (2010), Jennifer Lawrence

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.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (2016): An Easter Message From the Hatchlings

The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Cute Hatchling
The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Cute Hatchling

I know the story of The Angry Birds Movie is generally about Red, the one with the eyebrows, but I’m obsessed with the cuteness of the baby birds, a.k.a the Hatchlings…

May these adorable little cuties feature as prominently as possible in the movie. They may not be on the same level of cuteness as the Minions, but the sight of them is seriously smile inducing.

The Angry Birds Movie is out on:  May 13th, 2016 (UK), May 20th, (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

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