THE FINEST HOURS (2016): New Trailer Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck & Eric Bana

The Finest Hours (2016), Chris Pine
The Finest Hours (2016), Chris Pine

Based on a true story, The Finest Hours tells the story of a group of men whose jobs will remind you that what you do for a living probably isn’t that bad. At least that’s what went through my mind…

A rescue mission at sea is at the centre of The Finest Hours. Starring Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Kyle Gallner, and Eric Bana, I’m expecting plenty of drama, action and I’m sure, breaks of of several kinds.

Craig Gillespie, director of one of my favourite Ryan Gosling movies, Lars & The Real Girl (2007) is the man in charge.

The Finest Hours Release Date(s): January 29th, 2016 (US); February 19th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

JOY (2015): Great Story & Performances

Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence
Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence

A determined woman taking charge of her destiny and going after her dreams – especially when no one else believes, that for me is the subject matter of David O. Russell’s Joy; the movie that just got Jennifer Lawrence another Best Actress Golden Globe win.

In Lawrence’s third movie with Oscar Winning director, Russell, she’s joined by his other two favourite actors, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. There’s also Isabella Rossellini, Virginia Madsen, Elizabeth Rohm and Edgar Ramirez, all of whom deliver notable performances. I found Rossellinni and Madsen’s characters particularly entertaining

Joy (2015), Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Rohm
Joy (2015), Isabella Rossellini, Elizabeth Rohm

The journey you get to go on in the story of Joy will make you laugh, cry and cheer. As you do at least two of the above, you may also notice the beauty in the cinematography, filming style, dialogue and perfect pace of the movie. All of these elements come together and make Joy a lot of fun to watch. Another plus is the many useful lessons for aspiring business people with big lofty ideas / dreams.

Watch it because it’s good and because you know that making it in life and business can be hard but do you really know just how hard? Joy, who comes in the shape of a seriously badass Jennifer Lawrence is happy to show you, as well as remind you that it’s never really over until you decide.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

FREE STATE OF JONES (2016): New Trailer Starring Matthew MacConaughey & Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Free State of Jones (2016), Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight
Free State of Jones (2016), Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight

Set during the American Civil War, in Jones County, Mississippi, director Gary Ross’s latest film, Free State Of Jones tells a true story of defiance and rebellion…

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Trailer 2

Featuring a talented cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali and Keri Russell, I’m looking forward to what I’m hoping will be an inspiring tale of courage and conviction.

I’m also excited about the chance to watch and listen to one or more perfectly rousing speeches delivered by McConaughey in his role as as American farmer, soldier and leader of the rebellion, Newton Knight.

Free State Of Jones Release Date(s): May 13th, 2016 (US); May 27th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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COLLIDING DREAMS (2016): New Documentary On Zionism & The Israel / Palestine Conflict

Colliding Dreams (2015), Israeli West Bank barrier
Colliding Dreams (2015), Israeli West Bank barrier

Award winning filmmakers Joseph Dorman and Oren Rudavsky are the team behind Colliding Dreams, a new and well titled documentary about the controversial movement of Zionism and the Israel-Palestinian conflict…

Having not watched many documentaries on the film’s subject matter in the past, based on this trailer it looks like Colliding Dreams is going to be both disturbing and informative.

Colliding Dreams Release Date (s): January 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

ELVIS & NIXON (2016): New Trailer Starring Kevin Spacey & Michael Shannon

Elvis & Nixon (2016), Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon
Elvis & Nixon (2016), Kevin Spacey, Michael Shannon

I saw the names Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon which led me to immediately watching the new trailer for the Liza Johnson directed comedy,  Elvis & Nixon…

In terms of the casting, at first I thought, ‘What? Michael Shannon? As Elvis?’ But then I finished watching the trailer…

Shannon certainly doesn’t bear much of a facial resemblance to Elvis Presley but it does look like he’s succeeded in all the other key areas. I say this having not heard him sing. In fact, I’m not even sure that he’ll sing at all in the film. I’ll be watching for the comedy and the two lead actors.

Evan Peters, Colin Hanks and Alex Pettyfer also star.

Elvis & Nixon Release Date (s): April 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

HIGH-RISE (2015): New Trailer Starring Tom Hiddleston & Jeremy Irons

High-Rise (2015), Tom Hiddleston
High-Rise (2015), Tom Hiddleston

Something peculiar and featuring very promising cinematography is coming and it’s called High-Rise

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons and Luke Evans, High-Rise is a  film about life veering out of control for the residents of a tower block / high rise building. The  cinematography, editing and mysterious happenings in this trailer has me curious. I’m hoping that all my guesses about what it could all possibly mean are proven incorrect upon viewing.

High-Rise Release Date(s): March 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

EVERYBODY WANTS SOME (2016): New Trailer From Richard Linklater

Everybody Wants Some (2016), Will Brittain, Blake Jenner, J. Quinton Johnson .png

Richard Linklater, director of Oscar winning film, Boyhood (2014) is back with Everybody Wants Some, a comedy centred around a group of college baseball players set in the 80s…

The makers have referred to the movie as the ‘spiritual sequel to Dazed & Confused (1993)’, a film I haven’t seen but it’s a comedy set in the 7os and follows the adventures of high schools students on the last day of school.

Everybody Wants Some will probably be my first experience of a Linklater comedy. Should be interesting but probably more so for big fans of 80s music because I’m sure the soundtrack is going to be a big deal.

Wyatt Russell, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch, J. Quinton Johnson, Tyler Hoechlin and Blake Jenner star.

Everybody Wants Some Release Date (s): April 15th, 2016 (US); May 13th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

A BIGGER SPLASH (2016): New Trailer Starring Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson & Ralph Fiennes

A Bigger Splash (2015), Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton
A Bigger Splash (2015), Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton

Directed by Luca Guadagnino, A Bigger Splash is a new mystery / crime / drama starring Matthias Schoenaertz, Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Ralph Fiennes…

I rather like the vibe of the trailer but not just because it seems to be set in sunny Italy. The music, editing and the little we now know about the characters and tensions so far has me mighty curious.

At this stage it’s probably a safe bet that for the characters of A Bigger Splash, things are unlikely to end well. Also Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) randomly came to mind… I need to re-watch that movie.

A Bigger Splash Release Date(s): February 12, 2016 (UK);  May 13th 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

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