LILA & EVE (2015): Viola Davis Stars, So I Must Make Time

Lila & Eve (2015), Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis
Lila & Eve (2015), Jennifer Lopez, Viola Davis

Lila and Eve is directed by Charles Stone III and stars Jennifer Lopez and the Viola Davis.

Lopez and Davis play two women who decide to take matters into their own hands, after the system fails them following the murder of their sons in drive-by shootings

Looking forward to great performances from both lead Actresses.

Happy Lila & Eve 🙂

G

THE WALK (2015): Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Philippe Petitte

THE WALK (2015), Joseph Gordon-Levitt
THE WALK (2015), Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The trailer is out for the new Robert Zemeckis film based on French High-Wire Artist Philippe Petit. The Walk has an international cast led by Joseph Gordon-Levitt and includes Ben Kingsley,  Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale and Ben Schwartz.

What lies ahead is an exciting risk taking adventure. Though I don’t know if I’ll be able to completely suspend my disbelief when it comes to the French accent.

Still, somehow the story of a man who chooses to walk on a wire from great heights, and without any safety precautions is probably interesting enough to convince me. That is unless I opt for the 2008 documentary, Man on Wire instead.

Happy The Walk 🙂

G

SUFFRAGETTE (2015): TRAILER OF THE WEEK

Suffragette (2015), Carey Mulligan
Suffragette (2015), Carey Mulligan

At least three of my favourite Actresses are in Suffragette, June’s first trailer of the week.

Starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and meryl Streep, I know this film is going to be great. Looking forward to watching and honouring the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement.

Happy Suffragette 🙂

G

FINAL DESTINATION (2000): A Scary Movie I Watched & Loved

Final Destination (200), Devon Sawa
Final Destination (200), Devon Sawa

Starring Devon Sawa, Ali Larter and Kerr Smith, the story of Final Destination follows a class of teenage students who board an airplane to Paris. Just before take off, one of the students, Alex, experiences an unsettling vision. Alex’s vivid and terrifying vision marks the beginning of a series of mysterious happenings that he’ll need to figure out in order to keep himself and his friends alive.

Directed by James Wong, Final Destination is filled with several well executed moments, one of which is what occurs towards the end of the first twenty minutes. Another great moment is a very realistic and rather frightening bathroom scene.

Though scary, this isn’t the kind of scary movie that robs one of sleep. So if you’re like me, watch it to be scared and thrilled for an hour and a half. Then relax whilst knowing that a good nights rest is yours to enjoy. Needless to say, should you be  afraid of flying, maybe don’t watch the movie too close to upcoming plane travel.

If you’ve never seen the film and plan to, please remember to watch the original first – if not only the original. I know someone who never saw the first but watched Final Destination 2 (2003) and unsurprisingly wasn’t very thrilled.

I personally thought it a bad sign that the lead Actor of the first film was nowhere to be seen on the cast list for the second movie. It’s an even bigger bad sign because he wasn’t killed off in the first movie. So of course I skipped all the sequels that followed. All 4 of them.

Happy Final Destination (2000) 🙂

G

BIG HERO 6 (2014): Excellent Robot & Best Big Brother

Big Hero 6 (2014), Hiro Hamada
Big Hero 6 (2014), Hiro Hamada

Big Hero 6 is a fun animated action and adventure film that features interesting characters, beautiful visuals and the most adorable cuddly robot, Baymax. Or as the marketing team behind the movie have said, ‘a plus-sized inflatable robot.’

The Walt Disney Animations release centres around 14 year-old robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and the relationships/ events in his life that lead to the point where he forms a superhero team to fight against a masked villain.

My favourite thing about the film is of course, Baymax; particularly his beauty both inside and out.

I’m certainly no prodigy of any kind, but  Big Hero 6 did have me thinking about how best to apply my own passion, skills and talents.

Big Hero 6 (2014), Baymax, Tadashi Hamada
Big Hero 6 (2014), Baymax, Tadashi Hamada

Hiro’s general cleverness and the way that aspect of his character is revealed to the audience more than once is a definite highlight. Also, I may have actually fallen a little bit in love with Tadashi, the big brother character. How could one not, really? He’s probably the best big brother any 14 year-old boy could wish for.

Watch it for a really good Oscar winning animated adventure. Then join myself and all the other fans in looking forward to the sequel because you know it’s inevitable and you want it. Until the next one…

Happy Big Hero 6 🙂

G

BLENDED (2014): Fun Family Comedy

Blended (2014), Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore
Blended (2014), Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore

The story and themes of Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s Blended are not new, but that doesn’t mean you won’t enjoy it. Blended is the kind of family comedy film to see if you’re in the mood to relax with a movie.

The most memorable moments for me came courtesy of the character played by Terry Crews, who shows up several times in the movie.

Blended (2014), Terry Crews
Blended (2014), Terry Crews

If you’re already a fan of the Actors, Sandler, Barrymore and Crews, then you’re more likely to really have fun. Though I don’t love all his movies, I am a Sandler fan.

A taster of his personality is in the following fun Jonathan Ross interview.

Happy Blended 🙂

G

KINGSMAN – THE SECRET SERVICE (2014): Everything I Wanted To See

Kingsman - The Secret Service (2014), Taron Egerton, Colin Firth
Kingsman – The Secret Service (2014), Taron Egerton, Colin Firth

What a very pleasant surprise! Of course I should have had way more faith – if only because the film is directed by Matthew Vaughn, part of the great team that brought us Snatch (2000) and Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998).

Starring Colin Firth, Sofia Boutella, Samuel L Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine and Taron Egerton, Kingsman – The Secret Service or Kingsman for short is a great movie.

Kingsman - The Secret Service (2014), Sofia Boutella
Kingsman – The Secret Service (2014), Sofia Boutella

A story of adventure, fun characters, action, well choreographed fight sequences and some good old British gentlemanly charm. Kingsman is certainly very stylish and I definitely don’t just mean the suits.

There are one or two things that you’ll see coming, but even more so, the spectacle will surprise you and exceed your expectations.

All that remains is patiently waiting for the next instalment.

Happy Kingsman, The Secret Service 🙂

G

AMERICAN ULTRA (2015): Chaotic & Fun Adventure Ahead

American Ultra (2015), Kristen Stewart, Jessie Eisenberg
American Ultra (2015), Kristen Stewart, Jessie Eisenberg

I’m hoping that  Kristen Stewart and Jessie Eisenberg’s new film, American Ultra ends up delivering all the thrills suggested in it’s fun looking mad and chaotic trailer.

Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X (2012), the film appears to be one of those stoner comedy / adventure movie types; kind of like one of my favourites, Pineapple Express (2008) – how great that would be.

I’m looking forward to seeing both Stewart and Eisenberg in different types of roles than I’m used to. However I might just be more excited about the characters played by John Leguizamo, Topher Grace and Connie Britton.

Happy American Ultra 🙂

G

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