THE MEG (2018): New Trailer From Ruby Rose, Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson…

The Meg (2018), Jason Statham
The Meg (2018), Jason Statham

Starring Jason Statham, Ruby Rose and Rainn Wilson, The Meg is a Jon Turteltaub directed action / horror / sci-fi movie about Jonas Taylor, a man who must confront his fears of the 70 foot shark he escaped from to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Pushing aside my thoughts of a modern Moby Dick and Steven Spielberg’s Jaws (1975), I want to see this one for the special effects. It’s also quite likely that I’m going to be rooting for the ‘fish’.

The Meg Release Dates: August 10th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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HUMOR ME: Its…

Humor Me (2017), Jermaine Clement
Humor Me (2017), Jermaine Clement

It was the humour present in the trailer for Humor Mecombined with my knowledge of Jermaine Clement’s great comic timing – particularly in People Places Things (2015) that had me wanting to watch writer / director Sam Hoffman’s latest comedy film.

I think I laughed a little, a couple of times but most of the humour simply made me smile at most. Hoffman’s story of a once-acclaimed New York playwright who now finds himself struggling to finish a new play when his wife leaves him covers themes of father/ son relationships, sibling relationships and grief. There are one, maybe two emotional moments that were well handled in the film. However, overall it felt for me as though something was missing from the story. I sat and I watched but my attention certainly wasn’t commanded by what was taking place on screen; at least not until near the end.

I feel as though writer / director John Krasinki’s The Hollars (2016) did a better job of telling a somewhat similar story with a more amusing end result and with better executed emotional moments.

What Humor Me has made me realise is that I’m ready to see Clement in roles  where he’s actually a winner, someone going through a happy phase in their life. One more thing that occurred to me as I watched Humor Me is the fact that I can no longer help but compare any comedy films starring more than 3 older people, to Grace and Frankie; a good Netflix series centred around the complicated relationships between a group of older people.

Watch Humour Me if you absolutely must. Also, if you’re into ‘dad jokes’, you may find new ones that you enjoy in the film.

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WHITNEY (2018): New Trailer For Whitney Houston Documentary…

Whitney (2018), Whitney Houston
Whitney (2018), Whitney Houston

Directed by Kevin Macdonald, Whitney is a new documentary that offers an in depth look at the life and music of Whitney Houston.

Shedding a new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life, we’re exposed to Houston’s family life beyond the tabloid headlines…

I’m really interested in this one as a Whitney Houston fan and as someone who’s ever curious about the things that lead to what people become – great and otherwise.

Whitney Release Dates: July 6th 2018 (US & UK)…

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NIGHT SCHOOL (2018): New Trailer From Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Taran Killam, Mary Lynn Rajskub…

Night School (2018), Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Taran Killam
Night School (2018), Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Taran Killam

In new comedy Night School, Kevin Hart plays a member of a group of grown up troublemakers who are forced to attend night school in hopes that they’ll pass the GED exam to finish high school.

Tiffany Haddish, Taran Killam and Mary Lynn Rajskub also star…

I’m giving this one a chance in hopes that I’ll be plenty amused. Director of The Best Man (1999) and The Best Man Holiday (2013),  Michael D. Lee is in charge. So the hope is very much alive.

Additional cast includes Keith David, Ben Schwartz, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Bresha Webb and Jacob Batalon.

Night School Release Dates: September 28th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ANDRÉ (2017): New Documentary About Former Vogue Editor-At-Large, André Leon Talley…

The Gospel According to André (2017), André Leon Talley
The Gospel According to André (2017), André Leon Talley

The Gospel According to André is a new documentary about the former American editor-at-large of Vogue magazine, André Leon Talley. From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, The Gospel According to André Covers Talley’s life and career.

Directed by  Kate Novack, The Gospel According to André features the likes of Vogue Magazine Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, fashion designers Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, and Valentino,  fashion activist / model Bethann Hardison and shoe designer Manolo Blahnik.

I’m in because I’m quite curious about Mr. Talley. I also love love the artistry present in high fashion.

The Gospel According to André Release Dates: April 27th, 2018 (US)…

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A QUIET PLACE (2018): The Things I Liked…

A Quiet Place (2018), Emily Blunt
A Quiet Place (2018), Emily Blunt

Starring Emily Blunt, co-written / directed by, and starring John Krasinski, A Quiet Place is a scary movie I wanted to see regardless of my characteristic of being ‘easily spooked into insomnia and nightmares.’ 

Set during a post apocalyptic future, Blunt and Krasinski are a couple with three children. In an effort to stay alive, the family are forced to live in silence because simply not doing so will mean they’re heard and subsequently become prey for mysterious creatures that hunt by sound.

I enjoyed this movie and was shocked, moved and impressed by the story, characters, performances plus the execution of the most memorable moments. A Quiet Place did a good job of showing the audience the general cleverness one would need in order to survive in a world where sound becomes deadly. 

I absolutely want to believe that I’d survive living in silence; however there may be too much about me that is loud. A surprise sneeze attack among many other things would surely mean the end of me.

Besides making me an even bigger fan of Blunt and Krasinski, A Quiet Place made me appreciate my freedom to make sound. It reminded me of the the gargantuan challenge that is parenting. It also left me feeling even more empowered and powerful as a young woman, something I wasn’t expecting.

If I had to pick one thing that I wasn’t totally in love with about this movie, it would be the jarring move from silence to a seemingly super loud sound/ musical score. 

Watch it because it’s good and A Quiet Place will likely not result in a single moment of sleeplessness. It didn’t for me.. yet!

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JOHNNY ENGLISH STRIKES AGAIN (2018): New Trailer From Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson…

Johnny English Strikes Again (2018), Rowan Atkinson
Johnny English Strikes Again (2018), Rowan Atkinson

In director David Kerr’s latest instalment of the Johnny English franchise, Johnny English Strikes Again (2018), English is forced to come out of retirement to find a mastermind hacker following a major cyber-attack.

The main stars include Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Emma Thompson…

It’s really the beautiful shots of my beloved London, England that has me thinking about watching this. I like that Emma Thompson is in the cast, however, I do find myself distracted by my love of Daniel Craig’s James Bond.

I could be wrong but kind of feel as though the humour in this movie is the type that will likely make me smile; whereas I’d really much rather laugh my head off, so to speak.

Lastly, is it me or does the plot of this movie sound quite a bit like the plot of one of Daniel Craig’s Bond films?

Johnny English Strikes Again Release Dates: October 12th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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UPGRADE (2018): New Trailer From Logan Marshall-Green, Rosco Campbell, Richard Cawthorne…

Upgrade (2018), Logan Marshall-Green
Upgrade (2018), Logan Marshall-Green

From writer / director Leigh Whannell, Upgrade is a new action / sci-fi / comedy set during a time in the near future, when technology controls nearly all aspects of life.

Starring  Logan Marshall-Green, Rosco Campbell and Richard Cawthorne; the story centres around a self-identified technophobe called Grey who has his world turned upside down. Grey’s only hope to set things right is an experimental implant called Stem….

The main reason I’m drawn to this movie is the well-choreographed fight sequences. Maybe I’ll love the rest of it too. Either way, I’ve already been wowed.

Upgrade Release Dates: Jun 1st, 2018 (US)…

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