THE TRUST (2016): New Trailer From Elijah Wood & Nicolas Cage

The Trust (2016), Elijah Wood, Nicolas Cage.
The Trust (2016), Elijah Wood, Nicolas Cage.

Today’s crime thriller, starring Elijah Wood and Nicolas Cage looks promising…

I’m still holding onto the dream of seeing Cage in films I loved as much as I did Face/ Off (1997). Fingers, toes and everything crossed.

The Trust Release Dates: May 27th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

ROOM (2015): For The Power Of Love & Imagination

Room (2015), Jacob Tremlay, Brie Larson
Room (2015), Jacob Tremlay, Brie Larson

Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, the story of Room is one of the love between a mother and her child. Particularly, in this instance, all that such a love can come to mean, given the enclosed surroundings that the two are forced to call home.

The scenes that stick with me after watching Room are the ones that involve an incredible amount of tension and suspense and the very powerful / moving moments sans dialogue.

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson, the reasons I had to watch Room include the extraordinary story, the film’s trailer, and the promise of Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay’s  performances.

The mother / son dynamic is the key focus of Room and understandably so. However, I still found myself wanting to know more about Sean Bridger’s ‘Big Nick’ character and how it is that he came to be. Something tells me that the ‘Big Nick’ movie exists, it just may not be based on a book by Emma Donoghue.

Watch Room for the performances, camera work, general execution and all that the story  has to say about love and imagination.

Speaking of imagination, there’s one specific movie that popped into my mind as I watched Room and it’s Roberto Benigni’s Oscar Winning, Life Is Beautiful (1997), a movie I highly recommend.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

KILL COMMAND (2016): New Trailer Starring Vanessa Kirby & David Ajala

Kill Command (2016), Vanessa Kirby
Kill Command (2016), Vanessa Kirby

A promising action/ sci-fi/ horror movie is coming. Kill Command is written and directed by steven Gomez and Vanessa Kirby, David Ajala plus Thure Lindhardt. It’s a scary man against machine story set in the near future…

After I recognising David Ajala, an actor who was great in Starred Up – one of the best  films of 2013, I feel more hopeful. The general idea of machines taking over has always been interesting. All I’m hoping for now is that this movie is remembered for far more than just the word ‘Identify.’

Kill Command Release Dates: May 13th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

NINA (2016): New Trailer From Zoe Saldana & David Oyelowo

Nina (2016), Zoe Saldana
Nina (2016), Zoe Saldana

Today’s trailer is one that I wish I could get more excited about, but there remains one specific thing that just won’t let me…

The thing I’m referring to is the quality of the prosthetics on Zoe Saldana’s face. I simply refuse to believe that Nina Simone’s cheeks were ever that motionless as she spoke.

There are of course, other issues fans of Simone’s music have expressed about this movie. For example, the idea that someone like Viola Davis might have been a better option – for reasons beyond resemblance and Davis’ notable talents and range. I can’t say I disagree with the idea of Viola in this role. The woman is gifted. For me personally, the entire movie is more likely to be a complete waste of time if it isn’t possible to suspend my disbelief because the prosthetics don’t look good.

I guess I’m going to have to find a good Nina Simone documentary. For now though, it’s time to remind myself of why she’s very important to so many and listen to her wonderful voice and music.

Nina Release Dates: April 22nd, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

GHOSTBUSTERS (2016): New Trailer Starring Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones & Kristen Wiig

Ghostbusters (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon
Ghostbusters (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon

A proper trailer has finally arrived for the Ghostbuster reboot. Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig are the stars…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

I enjoyed the hat, wig and glasses combo. I Also liked the delivery of the slaps and MacKinon’s yellow lensed glasses. Beyond that, I’m going to wait and see.

Is it just me or do the special effects seem rather dated?

Ghostbusters Release Dates: July 15th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

A BEAUTIFUL PLANET (2016) New Documentary Showing Planet Earth From Space

A Beautiful Planet (2016), Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence
A Beautiful Planet (2016), Narrated by Jennifer Lawrence

A Beautiful Planet is a new documentary that follows a group of astronauts as they capture footage of planet earth from outer space…

The visuals are certainly very appealing. I’m also excited to learn a few interesting things that a non-scientist like myself has absolutely no clue about.

I very suddenly have a strong desire to watch Gravity (2012).

A Beautiful Planet Release Dates: April 29th, 2016 (US), exclusively at IMAX and IMAX 3D cinemas …

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

SNOWDEN (2016): New Trailer From Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Shailene Woodley

When I first saw the teaser trailer for writer / director Oliver Stone’s new film about Edward Snowden, I was disappointed that it didn’t reveal a little more than the films title – Snowden and a few facts about the protagonist…

Teaser trailer

However, I watched the teaser again some weeks later and was reminded that just because I wanted more footage there and then, doesn’t necessarily mean that I should have had it. Instead of being mad at the tease, my imagination did overtime as I began to picture all sorts of dramatic scenes. Scenes with dialogue as engaging as the brilliant as screenwriter Aaron Sorkin’s words in The Social Network  Would’t that be fantastic?

Even if Snowden turns out to be nothing like The Social Network, all that really matters is that it’s good. Just as well then that the below trailer looks mighty promising.

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Snowden Release Dates: September 16th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

RIO, I LOVE YOU (2014): New Trailer Starring Rodrigo Santoro, Ryan Kwanten & Harvey Keitel,

Rio, I Love You (2014), John Turturro, Vanessa Paradis
Rio, I Love You (2014), John Turturro, Vanessa Paradis

For those in love with love, I think today’s trailer might be for you. Rio, I Love You is a series of short films set in the sunny Brazilian city and brought to us by numerous talented directors including Paolo Sorrentino, John Turturro and Guillermo Arriaga…

You don’t have to be completely in love with love, or even in love with Rio, for Rio, I love You to intrigue you. You just have to want to know more about the characters presented in the this rather energising trailer. I for one, find myself very curious indeed. Thanks to the editing, music and snippets of the stories in love’s various stages and forms.

Rodrigo Santoro, Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel, Ryan Kwanten and John Turturro are some of the key cast.

Rio, I Love You Release Dates:

Happy film Loving 🙂

G

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