SNEAKY PETE (2015): Giovanni Ribisi In Dramatic Ex-Felon Role

Sneaky Pete (2015), Margo Martindale, Giovanni Ribisi
Sneaky Pete (2015), Margo Martindale, Giovanni Ribisi

You may be surprised to learn that in Amazon Video’s latest TV movie trailer, Giovanni Ribisi is playing an ex-felon.

My favourite of the characters Ribisi has played in the past all happen to be in comedies. There’s his portrayal of Frank Buffay Jr. – Phoebe’s younger brother in hit TV sitcom Friends. More recently you can watch him as the creepy moustachioed dad character in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted (2012) and as the somewhat dim-witted Edward in A Million Ways To Die In The West (2014), also from MacFarlane.

Sneaky Pete is directed by David Shore and features a supporting cast that includes Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale, Shane McRae and Bryan Cranston. It would be great to see Ribisi in a new light, so fingers crossed that we won’t want to forget that this particular role ever happened.

Available 7th August on Amazon

Happy Sneaky Pete 🙂

G

BEASTS OF NO NATION (2015): Idris Elba Is Terrifying In Intense New Trailer

Beasts of No Nation (2015), Abraham Attah, Idris Elba
Beasts of No Nation (2015), Abraham Attah, Idris Elba

Idris Elba is terrifying in the tension filled trailer for his well titled new movie, Beasts of No Nation. 

With Cary Fukunaga, a brilliant Director best known for television series True Detective directing, the combination of that with Idris Elba’s intensity and young Actor, Abraham Attah’s fresh talent makes for another promising film scheduled for 2015.

Happy Beasts of No Nation 🙂

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ZOOLANDER 2 (2016): A Teaser Trailer For Ben Stiller’s Return As Derek Zoolander

Zoolander 2 (2016), Ben Stiller
Zoolander 2 (2016), Ben Stiller

Written by Justin Theroux and directed by Ben Stiller, the teaser trailer for Zoolander 2 has arrived and a tease it absolutely is!

The sequel also stars Owen Wilson, Olivia Munn, Penelope Cruz, Kristen Wiig, billy Zane, Fred Armisen, and Christine Taylor.

I can’t wait to see Will Ferrell as Mugatu. His performance in the original Zoolander (2001) film is one of my favourite Ferrell portrayals. Time to re-watch it, also to remind myself of Derek Zoolander’s impressive patented poses; Blue Steel, Ferrari, La Tigre and of course, Magnum.

Happy Zoolander 2 🙂

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ROOM (2015): Brie Larson In Eerie New Teaser Trailer

Room (2015), Brie Larson
Room (2015), Brie Larson

The new trailer for Room, directed by Lenny Abrahamsson and starring Brie Larson doesn’t reveal very much. However, that’s part of what makes it good. Especially if you have an overactive imagination like mine…

I last saw Larson in The Gambler (2015), where she gave a good performance alongside Mark Wahlberg. As such, I’m quite excited to witness more of her talents in this leading role.

Happy eerie Room 🙂

G

SPOTLIGHT (2015): Time To Watch The Good Guys Win

Spotlight (2015), Mark Ruffalo
Spotlight (2015), Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci are the stars of Spotlight, a true story about abuse and a gross coverup…

Why empathy / love is key to the eradication of the ills. I’ll be watching because the cast is brilliant plus, I desperately want to see the good guys win.

Release Date (s): November 6th, 2015 (US), January 29th 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

The 33 (2015): The Chilean Miners Story Starring Antonio Banderas

The 33 (2015) Antonio Banderas, Mario Casas
The 33 (2015) Antonio Banderas, Mario Casas

Directed by Patricia Riggen, The 33 tells the story of the men involved in the 2010 Chilean Mine Accident.

Starring Antonio Banderas, Juliette Binoche, Rodrigo Santoro, Cote de Pablo and James Brolin, emotional is definitely the word…

Get those tissues ready.

Happy The 33 🙂

G

THE NIGHT BEFORE (2015): New Comedy Starring Seth Rogen & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Night Before (2015), Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie
The Night Before (2015), Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie

The latest trailer for Seth Rogen’s new film, The Night Before is here…

Directed by Jonathan Levine, starring Seth Rogen, Antony mackie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lizzy Kaplan and Jillian Bell, of course it’s a comedy and I already can’t wait. 

I’m just glad that as far as I can tell from the trailer, I can’t see any reason why Sony would have to pull out of releasing this one (fingers crossed).

Release Date (s): November 2oth, 2015 (UK), December 4th, 2015 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving  🙂

G

HOME (2015): I Watched For The Cute Alien & Jim Parsons’ Voice

Home (2015), Tip (Rihanna), Oh (Jim Parsons)
Home (2015), Tip (Rihanna), Oh (Jim Parsons)

I knew I’d end up watching Home, if only because of Jim Parsons, an Actor rightly celebrated for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper in CBS’ The Big Bang Theory.

Also starring Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez and directed by Tim Johnson, Home centres around a cute purple alien called Oh and his friendship with earthling girl, Tip (Rihanna).

The Boov, Oh’s alien race are undeniably cute and Home has several amusing moments – my favourite of which is when Oh learns about dancing. The way the story of the Gorg is concluded at the end is also great.

You may find the ‘bad English’ / interesting way that the Boov speak quite annoying. I sure did at first. But now, after a second viewing, the word adorable comes to mind instead.

The story is engaging but don’t be surprised if you get the urge to watch The Big Bang Theory as Home plays. Something to do with the pace of Home, perhaps. It could also be more about the power of the brilliant character that is Shelley Cooper.

Happy Home 🙂

G

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