RED NOTICE (2021): New Trailer From Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot…

Red Notice (2021), Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix
Red Notice (2021), Gal Gadot, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix

Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson’s latest action/crime/comedy, Red Notice tells the story of an Interpol agent. One whose job it is to track the world’s most wanted art thief.

From writer/director Rawson Marshall Thurber; additional key cast includes Vincenzo Amato, Ivan Mbakop and Ritu Arya.

Talk about a super generous injection of charisma in one movie! How will I stay calm when I sit down to watch this? Not so easily is the answer.

Before I realised just how great this cast is, the other thing I noticed right away is Johnson’s brown leather jacket. Perhaps it’s the combination of the jacket and his character’s law enforcement status. But, the sight took me right back to the very fun early scenes of The Other Guys (2010).

Back to Red Notice: I’m even more excited for this one because Thurber directed one of my favourite comedies. We’re the Millers (2013). And, the happy news doesn’t end there, because We’re the Millers 2 is officially on the way.

May both movies be as fun as my greedy heart desires.

Red Notice Release Dates: November 12th, 2021 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

IT’S BEEN 200 YEARS, SINCE MY LAST POST…

TheMovieMyLife, The Movie Love Continues…

Technically, precisely 67 days have passed. It’s just that I tend to embellish ever so slightly by saying 200 years for almost all periods of time that feel ridiculously long.

The reason for my absence from blogging isn’t as simple as being burnt out. I’m also unlikely to ever become tired of movies. However, life did become a tad more hectic than usual. So, I took the necessary 200 years to simplify my daily routine.

It would be great to say that I took the time to travel abroad and explore during half of the 67 days. Except, that I’m one of those people who’ll need more time before I can feel comfortable being on a plane/away from home again. One of these days I might even do some domestic travelling! Until then, quality time with friends and family is vacation enough for me, especially when I get to annoy my nearest and dearest to no end. They love it!

I spent some of my time away from blogging listening to podcasts. Naturally, I listened to – and continue to listen to a few that are linked to show business. For example, SmartLess, a funny, fun podcast hosted by filmmakers Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett; three friends who have enviable chemistry and lots of witty banter, and that’s before I mention their many great guests. Interviewees such as Ryan Reynolds, LeBron James, Reese Witherspoon and Robert Downey Jr., to name just a few.

SmartLess Podcast, Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett, Simplecast
SmartLess Podcast, Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett, Simplecast

A handful of random things I’ve learned since becoming a regular listener of podcasts include, but are not at all limited to, how much many of my Americans brothers and sisters apparently LOVE Target as a place with isles to enjoy walking down, particularly late at night. The second thing listening to podcasts made me realise is that podcasting is harder than it looks, because the art of great conversation is no easy thing.

The third and perhaps, most important thing that’s happened is I’ve reached a controversial conclusion. Specifically, that big fans of burger restaurants In-N-Out and Five Guys are as deluded as each other. Yes! This is fighting talk, and I’m certainly no fighter. Still, I had to say it. Even more so because I’ve eaten at both places, and I’m convinced that the patrons of each have dead taste buds, in different areas of the mouth. With that said, could the 200 years away made me braver? Or something else? 😁

Whatever the answer, I say all the above to say that I’m back, dear movie lovers. And I look forward to catching up with your blogs to see what I’ve missed. Fingers crossed that you’ll enjoy the movie content along with the occasional non-movie specific topics I cover.

Which are some of your favourite podcasts? They don’t have to be about movies. Though, it helps if they’re funny.

Happy Film and Life Loving

G

SING 2 (2021): New Trailer From Taron Egerton, Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon…

Sing 2 (2021), Illumination
Sing 2 (2021), Illumination

This time Buster Moon (McConaughey) and his friends are tasked with persuading a reclusive rockstar to join them for the opening of a new show.

Those super adorable piggies stole my heart in the first movie. So I’m glad to see them here too, and excited for all the animated cuteness, plus the many big hit songs the movie will feature.

McConaughey is definitely in this but his voice kind of sounds different, no?

Pharrell Williams, Bobby Cannavale, Nick Kroll, Chelsea Peretti, Seth MacFarlane, Letitia Wright, Halsey, Eric André, Adam Buxton, Garth Jennings and Tori Kelly also star.

Sing 2 Release Dates: December 22nd, 2021 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE (2021), New Trailer Starring Jessica Chastain, Vincent D’Onofrio, Andrew Garfield…

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021), Andrew Garfield, Jessica Chastain, Searchlight Pictures
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021), Andrew Garfield, Jessica Chastain, Searchlight Pictures

Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield and Vincent D’Onofrio are the stars of new drama/biography The Eyes of Tammy Faye.

From director Michael Showalter; what’s on offer is an intimate look at the true story of the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker’s story isn’t one I’m familiar with. And so I look forward to learning about it all thanks to what appears to be excellent performances, and hopefully a well-executed story.

Anyone else notice how super adorable Chastain’s character is, especially at the start of this trailer?

Sam Jaeger, Cherry Jones, Fredric Lehne, Louis Cancelmi, Joe Ando-Hirsh, Randy Havens, Gabriel Olds, Kevin J. O’Connor, Coley Campany, Kimberly Hester Huffstetler, Chandler Head and Meredith Jackson also star.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye Release Dates: September 17th, 2021 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE KOMINSKY METHOD (2021): The Things I Liked…

The Kominsky Method (2021), Michael Douglas, Sarah Baker, Netflix
The Kominsky Method (2021), Michael Douglas, Sarah Baker, Netflix

Created by Chuck Lorre of Two and a Half Men and The Big Bang TheoryThe Kominsky Method is a California-set comedy/drama series starring Michael Douglas as an ageing actor who now spends his days coaching up-and-coming young actors. 

Also starring Alan Arkin, Lisa Edelstein and Sarah Baker, I watched the first season of The Kominsky Method almost two years ago and I remember thoroughly enjoying it. Season two turned out even better than the first, thanks to Lorre’s expert writing.

Douglas and Arkin are brilliant in their roles. The chemistry between the two actors and their excellent comic timing firmly places The Kominsky Method in the top five of my favourite things that Netflix has ever released. One might say it’s the side of me that’s a sucker for stories of beautiful friendships, but that’s only part of the reason I love the show. 

Watching The Kominsky Method, especially the first two seasons, is a moving experience. One that’s highly likely to result in satisfying laughter as it reminds you of what great writing can look like.

Up to this point, I haven’t said too much about season three, the last instalment of The Kominsky Method. And that’s because even though it features several memorable scenes and bits of dialogue, I can’t deny that at least two things make it less impressive to me than the first two seasons. The absence of Arkin means there’s no Douglas/Arkin chemistry to enjoy. The second disappointment for me is how rushed it felt. And I don’t just mean because it’s six episodes instead of the usual eight.

If you haven’t already watched the show, definitely give seasons one and two of The Kominsky Method a chance. Like me, you may enjoy it so much much that you’ll feel compelled to see how it all ends.

Happy Film Loving

G

NO SUDDEN MOVE (2021): New Trailer From Steven Soderbergh, Starring Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Brendan Fraser…

No Sudden Move (2021), Don Cheadle, HBOMax
No Sudden Move (2021), Don Cheadle, HBOMax

Director Steven Soderbergh’s latest crime/mystery/drama No Sudden Move stars Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, Matt Damon and Brendan Fraser.

The story follows a group of criminals who are brought together under mysterious circumstances. When their simple job goes sideways, they have to work together to uncover what’s really going on .

It’s great how this trailer slowly reveals one brilliant actor after another; making it near impossible to decide who I’m most excited to see.

I’m curious about how much like an early Guy Ritchie movie (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) / Snatch (2000) this Soderbergh film ends up being.

As for a favourite bit of dialogue so far…

I’m going to punch you now, sir. I’m punching you. This is going to be a punch.’

Noah Jupe, David Harbour, Jon Hamm, Ray Liotta, Kieran Culkin, Amy Seimetz, Julia Fox, Frankie Shaw, Bill Duke, Craig muMs Grant and Lauren Rys Martin also star.

No Sudden Move Release Dates: July 1st, 2021 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

CAT PEOPLE (2021): New Trailer For Docuseries About Cat Lovers…

Cat People (2021), Netflix
Cat People (2021), Netflix

New docuseries Cat People explores the fascinating relationship many have with their fiercely independent and mysterious feline friends.

Revealing that ‘cat people’ come in all shapes and sizes, the series promises to introduce to us some of the cat lovers out there; the ones who are defying the negative stereotypes of what it means to be a cat person.

What I saw at 1:05 seconds into this trailer can arguably be described as ‘CREEPY’. Still, I’m happy that this docuseries exists for the cat people of the world. Personally, I don’t mind cats. It’s just that I’m more into big cats, and elephants. Two beauties I’m happy to marvel at from a very safe distance indeed.

In case Cat People has the dog lovers of the world feeling slightly left out, don’t you worry because Netflix has you covered with Dogs – Season 2 (2021).

Cat People Release Dates: July 7th, 2021 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

REMINISCENCE (2021): New Trailer From Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Natalie Martinez…

Reminiscence (2021), Hugh Jackman, Warner Bros Pictures
Reminiscence (2021), Hugh Jackman, Warner Bros Pictures

In new romance/sci-fi/thriller Reminiscence, Hugh Jackman is Nick Bannister; a scientist who’s discovered a way to revive your past; an ability he decides to use to find his long-lost love.

Written/directed by Lisa Joy, additional key cast includes Thandie Newton, Rebecca Ferguson and Natalie Martinez.

As a forever fan of The Greatest Showman (2017), my favourite musical, I’m happy to see Jackman and Ferguson on screen together again. I already can’t wait to meet the ‘long-lost love’ character and learn about what’s going on with her.

Reminiscence looks like one of those movies that has a ‘the-making-of’/behind-the-scenes featurette that I’m going to want to see.

Lastly, anyone else get the semi-strong Inception (2010) vibes from this trailer?

Angela Sarafyan, Cliff Curtis, Brett Cullen, Daniel Wu, Teri Wyble, Thomas Francis Murphy, Marina de Tavira, Sam Medina, Mojean Aria, Jules Hartley and Sue-Lynn also star.

Reminiscence Release Dates: August 18th, 2021 (UK); August 20th, 2021 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 

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