TALE OF TALES (2015): New Trailer From Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly & Vincent Cassel

Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek
Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek

Starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly and Vincent Cassel, I like the look of todays trailer, Tale of Tales because it reminds me a little of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (2015).

Directed by Matteo Garrone, Tale of Tales is a combination of three stories set in neighbouring kingdoms. One of the kingdoms is ruled by a queen with deadly jealousy in her heart…

Also starring Toby Jones and Shirley Henderson, in addition to the costumes and the promise of kings and queens grossly abusing their power, I’m also looking forward to the ogres, fairies,sorcerers, strange animals and fearsome monsters.

Tale Of Tales Release dates: April 22nd (US); July 1st, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

VAXXED – FROM COVER-UP TO CATASTROPHE (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About The Link Between Autism & The MMR Vaccine

Vaxxed - From Cover-Up To Catastrophe (2016)
Vaxxed – From Cover-Up To Catastrophe (2016)

Today’s trailer is a rather controversial one. Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe is a documentary about a U.S. governmental agency’s cover-up of data that proves there’s a link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism.

This week, Robert De Niro’s 2016 Tribeca Film Festival removed the documentary from its list of screenings. The decision was made after an outcry from many including the scientific community and pro-vaccine groups. There has been talk of the film’s director, Andrew Wakefield not being a reliable source of information since his medical licence in his native UK is revoked…

There may or may not be a link between the MMR vaccine and autism but the more important question at this point is, if there is indeed a link, did the U.S.A’s CDC (Centers For Disease Control & Prevention) actually suppress data that proves the link? Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe is a documentary that aims to present evidence that points to yes. I’m certainly open to viewing said evidence in the hope that steps can be taken towards safer vaccines in the future. This is as I understand is the objective of the film makers involved.

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe Release Dates

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

ABOVE & BELOW (2015): New Trailer For A Documentary About Five Survivors In An Apocalyptic World

Above & Below (2015), Nicolas Steiner Documentary
Above & Below (2015), Nicolas Steiner Documentary

Today’s trailer follows five people in their daily hustle through an apocalyptic world. Written and directed by Nicolas Steiner, Above and Below may sound a little like Mad Max (2015), but I assure you, it probably isn’t.

Steiner’s documentary sees Rick, Cindy, Dave and Godfather Lalo all living and surviving in places many people probably wouldn’t choose to visit, let alone call home. 

I’ll tune in in hopes of learning a few things. Also, having just recently watched The Martian (2015), survival in unexpected places is kind of, for want of a better phrase, trending in my brain right now.

Above & Below Release Dates

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE MARTIAN (2015): For The Time Sensitive Problem Solving Fun

The Martian (2015) Matt Damon
The Martian (2015) Matt Damon

I myself would never want to typecast anybody against their will, but I did find myself  very glad to learn that in The Martian, Matt Damon gets to play the role of a hero once more. Having to ‘hate him’ in Interstellar (2014) proved more challenging than expected.

Directed by the rightfully celebrated Ridley Scott and based on Andy Weir’s best selling book of the same name, The Martian is a predominantly mars based adventure with a sprinkle of funny moments.

Like you might imagine, similar to Interstellar (2014), there’s a fair amount of ‘science speak’ in the film. Most of it I personally will probably never understand, but you don’t need to in order to have a good time. The movie works, thanks to the story and the likability of its star.

A few awards bodies placed The Martian in the comedy category. About that… there are a few funny quips here and there – and by ‘a few’ I don’t mean ‘a good few’ in the way that some people use the phrase to mean ‘a lot’. I do actually mean ‘a few,’ meaning no more than 5 laughs / giggles at most – which, in my mind doesn’t equal to a comedy.

The thing I enjoyed most about The Martian is all the scientific problem solving that Damon’s character, astronaut Mark Watney and the wider NASA team do in the effort to bring him home in one piece. I like the movie for this reason and as a story of teamwork and survival. I’ll also confess to getting quite a kick from seeing the female commander, played by Jessica Chastain take charge.

Science fans will likely enjoy this movie most, but everyone else will be pleased also, for the topic of surviving on mars is a relevant and interesting one at this time. With that said, watch it because it’s good. Another reason would be to find out for yourself whether categorising The Martian as a comedy is at all justified. I remain unconvinced.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis and Benedict Wong also star.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

WAR DOGS (2016): New Trailer From Todd Phillips, Starring Jonah Hill & Miles Teller

War Dogs (2016), Miles Teller, Jonah Hill
War Dogs (2016), Miles Teller, Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill and Miles Teller’s new movie has a certain Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) and 21 Jump Street (2012) vibe. So if you loved those movies, chances are…

I wonder if this story would be as intriguing if it wasn’t based on real people. Namely David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli – the two young men who were hired to arm America’s allies in Afghanistan.

I’m really hoping that the characters in this movie are not as annoying as the trailer music. War Dogs is directed and co-writen by Todd Phillips of The Hangover (2009). So perhaps I ought to be more hopeful. 

Trailer 2

War Dogs Release Dates: August 19th, 2016 (US); August 26th, 2016 (UK); September 1st, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

KUNG FU PANDA 3 (2016): For The Overwhelming Cuteness

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Jack Black as Po
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016), Jack Black as Po

I’m certain that children will find Kung Fu Panda 3 very entertaining indeed. Just as I’m sure that the movie has a lovely message about fulfilling your destiny, doing the right thing, family, friendship, etc. etc. I for one, watched Kung Fu Panda 3 in part for the humour. The story is good too but mostly, the cuteness of the animals was my biggest draw – and on that basis the movie delivered.

Bryan Cranston’s Li voice and the ‘egg laying out of fear’ joke/ sequence are also key highlights.

Jack Black, Bryan Cranson, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, J.K. Simmons Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan and Lucy Liu are among the stars.

Watch it for the reasons above.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS (2015): New Trailer For A Documentary About The Power Of Music

The Music Of Strangers (2015), Yo-Yo Ma
The Music Of Strangers (2015), Yo-Yo Ma

The Music Of Strangers stars former child prodigy and accomplished Chinese American Cellist, Yo-Yo Ma and other international artists. They come together for a discussion  about music and culture…

I already know what music and art mean to me. With The Music Of Strangers, I’ll hopefully end up with a greater understanding of what music and art mean for culture and other people. Especially those from different places and experiences compared to myself.

The Music Of Strangers Release Dates: June 10th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

PELÉ (2016): New Trailer For The Story Of The Brazilian Football Legend

Pelé (2016), Kevin de Paula
Pelé (2016), Kevin de Paula

A movie about the life story of one of the world’s greatest football players has been made…

Written / directed by Jeff and Michael Zimbalist, Vincent D’Onofrio, Diego Boneta, Rodrigo Santoro and  Leonardo Lima Carvalho (10 year old Pelé) and  Kevin de Paula (15 year old Pelé) are the stars.

I’m looking forward to this movie because greatness always commands attention. I have zero aspirations to become a footballer but I know I’ll learn something…

Pelé Release Dates: May 6th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

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