THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA (2017): New Trailer Starring Evan Peters, Al Pacino, Barkhad Abdi…

The Pirates Of Somalia (2017) Evan Peters, Barkhad Abdi
The Pirates Of Somalia (2017) Evan Peters, Barkhad Abdi

The Pirates Of Somalia is based on the true story of rookie journalist Jay Bahadur’s time with Somali pirates. Bahadur spent time with the pirates for the purpose of providing the first close-up look into who they are, the way they live and the forces that drive them. Directed by Bryan Buckley; Evan Peters, Al Pacino and Barkhad Abdi star..

This could be interesting. Though, at the same time this trailer could have done a better job of selling the movie. I’m not in love with the way it ends. On a separate note, it’s good to see Abdi of Captain Philips (2013) playing a non-pirate role, as far as I can tell.

Melanie Griffith and Russell Posner also star.

The Pirates Of Somalia Release Dates: December 8th, 2017 (US)…

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GAME NIGHT (2018): New Trailer From Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams…

Game Night (2018), Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman
Game Night (2018), Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman

In Game Night, Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams are part of a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights. This particular game night though, thing are very different. Very different indeed and fun for the audience…

First of all, I’m really glad that Rachel McAdams is back! I haven’t seen her in a movie since Southpaw (2015). Second, I wish this movie was out already because it looks just like the kind of fun I need this weekend. Oh well.

Billy Magnussen, Kylie Bunbury, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris and Camille Chen also star.

Game Night Release Dates: March 2nd, 2018 (US); March 4th, 2018 (UK)…

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GIRLS TRIP (2017): The Thing I Like

Girls Trip (2017), Regina King, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish
Girls Trip (2017), Regina King, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish

Girls Trip is a Michael D. Lee (The Best Man Holiday (2013) directed comedy about lifelong friends getting together, in New Orleans for a fun-filled few days after several years apart. 

The film’s main stars Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish all got to shine in their respective roles. However, as everyone has been saying, it is indeed Haddish who absolutely stole the show with her loyal and rather ‘out there’ character – thanks no doubt to her impressive comic timing and delivery.

Girls Trip features a healthy amount of outrageous fun to keep you engaged. As hilarious as it all was, what I loved most about this movie is the way the story of love and general sisterhood between the four friends is handled. A sisterhood enriched with a certain level of realism, particularly in regards to the relationship between Latifah and Hall’s characters, that I wasn’t expecting.

I liked that New Orleans was the setting for this story, if only because it reminded me that I need to make it to that place on day. The setting and the music also had me thinking of Chef (2014), a movie I love and recommend, not just because part of it is also set in New Orleans.

Watch Girls Trip because there’s truth in all the positive feedback. 

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THE POST (2017): New Trailer Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson…

The Post (2017), Tom Hanks
The Post (2017), Tom Hanks

Directed by Steven Spielberg and inspired by true events, The Post tells the story of  the cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents and pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher (Meryl Streep) and a hard-driving editor (Tom Hanks) to begin a journalistic battle against the government…

I didn’t realise I missed Meryl Streep so much until I saw her turn around in this trailer. I’m of course going to be watching because of her and Hanks. It’s also going to be an experience to watch all the sexist nonsense that will be directed at her character, Kay Graham.

Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Bradley Whitford, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Zach Woods and David Cross also star.

The Post Release Dates: January 12th, 2018 (US), January 19th, 2018 (UK)…

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THE BREADWINNER (2017): New Trailer Starring Saara Chaudry, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif…

The Breadwinner (2017)
The Breadwinner (2017)

Directed by Nora Twomey, The Breadwinner is about a headstrong young girl in Afghanistan who disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family. Saara ChaudryLaara Sadiq and Shaista Latif star…

Something about the look and feel of this animation reminds me of the kinds of stories and children’s books I used to read as an eight year-old. Therefore I must watch.

The Breadwinner Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (US)…

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SWINGERS (1996) Movie Review: The Thing I Liked…

Swingers (1996), Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn
Swingers (1996), Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn

Since I tend to enjoy so much of Jon Favreau’s recent work, I wanted to check out one of his earlier projects. I chose Swingers, a Favreau written comedy in which Favreau plays Mike, a twenty something aspiring actor in Hollywood. Mike is down in the dumps because he left his girlfriend behind in New York. Mike’s friends who are also coping with the mysteries of life and women decide to help him feel less lonely.

To get straight to the point, I enjoyed some humorous moments in Swingers and I’m sure the film was a special feat at the time of release. Nevertheless, I didn’t fall in love with Swingers. Reason one being just how annoying Mike became because of the seemingly ceaseless moping. I actually spent a good portion of the movie wondering about when his friends were going to lose patience with him because I already did, a while back. Reason two, the overuse of the phrase ‘you’re money.’ I’m sure it was likely very cool for some people to say that and often, back then but in the present day, I personally have little to no time for ‘you’re money.’

I know that Swingers isn’t exactly a terrible movie. Granted it’s definitely a film guys will likely enjoy more than ladies. Still, the best I can say is that there was a slight Superbad (2007) vibe – if Superbad was set several years post high school. It’s of course not lost on me the idea that Swingers probably inspired Superbad, That still doesn’t mean that I have to like it now; does it?

Have you seen Swingers? Is there something great that I missed to recognise about this movie? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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IN THE FADE (2017): New Trailer Starring Diane Kruger, Numan Acar…

In The Fade (2017), Diane Kruger
In The Fade (2017), Diane Kruger

Written / directed by Fatih Akin, In The Fade stars Diane Kruger as Katja, a mother seeking revenge after her husband and son are killed a bomb attack…

I’m actually quite excited to witness a great Diane Kruger performance. After all, she did win a Best Actress award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, for this very role.

In The Fade Release Dates: December 29th, 2017 (US)…

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CUBA & THE CAMERAMAN (2017): New Trailer For Jon Alpert Documentary About Cuba…

Cuba & The Cameraman (2017)
Cuba & The Cameraman (2017)

Cuba & The Cameraman is a Jon Alpert written / directed documentary about Cuba. The film features more than five decades of footage of the country and its people…

I’ve never been to Cuba and I’m not particularly yearning to go but I am curious about it. I want to find out what this documentary will reveal that friends who have visited Cuba haven’t told me. Also the story is told over 50 years!

Cuba & The Cameraman Release Dates: November 24th, 2017 (Netflix)…

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