THREE CHRISTS (2017): New Trailer From Richard Gere, Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins, Bradley Whitford…

Three Christs (2019), Richard Gere, IFC Films
Three Christs (2019), Richard Gere, IFC Films

Based at the Ypsilanti State Hospital in Michigan, Three Christs follows Dr. Alan Stone (Richard Gere) as he treats three paranoid schizophrenic patients, all of who believe that they are Jesus Christ himself.

Directed by Jon Avnet; additional key cast includes Peter Dinklage, Walton Goggins, Bradley Whitford, Julianna Margulies…

Playing people with mental illnesses is hard, so I’m curious to see how well Dinklage, Goggins and Whitford do it.

Charlotte Hope, Kevin Pollak, James Monroe Iglehart, Stephen Root, Jane Alexander, Julian Acosta, Danny Deferrari and Kathryn Leigh Scott also star.

Three Christs Release Dates: January 3rd, 2020 (US)…

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THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG (2019): New Trailer From Nicholas Hoult, George MacKay, Charlie Hannum, Russell Crowe…

The True Story Of The Kelly Gang (2019), Charlie Hunnam
The True Story Of The Kelly Gang (2019), Charlie Hunnam

Set during 1870s Australia, The History Of The Kelly Gang is a new crime / biography about Australian bush-ranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities

Based on the novel by Peter Carey, director Justin Kurzel’s key cast includes George MacKay, Russell Crowe, Nicholas Hoult, Charlie Hunnam…

It’s not so much the killing that interests me, or even the Ned Kelly story. I mostly want to to find out how well the finnished product comes together with the mix of Hoult, Hunnam and Crowe,

Essie Davis, Orlando Schwerdt, Thomasin McKenzie, Earl Cave, Marlon Williams, Sean Keenan and Louis Hewison also star.

The History Of The Kelly Gang Release Dates

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STUBER (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Stuber (2019), Kumail Nanjiani, 20th Century Fox
Stuber (2019), Kumail Nanjiani, 20th Century Fox

In Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani’s action / comedy Stuber, where a cop recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure, Bautista and Nanjiani’s characters did deliver some amusement. Yet, if I had to choose, my favourite characters were played by Betty Gilpin – because there’s just something about her delivery, and Iko Uwais, thanks to his great stunt work as villain Oka Tedjo.     

Minus some of Nanjiani’s lines which felt unnecessary and out of place, Bautista’s Vic Manning and Nanjiani’s Stu had some good moments. It’s just unfortunate that I definitely lost faith in the movie because I couldn’t believe that anyone in their right mind would remove their protective glasses within a few hours of undergoing laser eye surgery – and against doctor’s orders. It’s even worse because not only did I not believe the decision, I didn’t buy the character’s motivation for making said decision.

Perhaps your own tolerance for a character’s carelessness with their vision is much higher than mine and Stuber definitely has some good / fun dialogue- and action sequences. As such, why not give it a chance if you’re intrigued?

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RIDE LIKE A GIRL (2019): New Trailer Starring Teresa Palmer, Sam Neill, Brooke Satchwell…

Ride Like A Girl (2019), Teresa Palmer
Ride Like A Girl (2019), Teresa Palmer

Starring Teresa Palmer, Brooke Satchwell and Sam Neill, Ride Like A Girl is the true story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

 Directed by Rachel Griffiths; additional key cast includes Sullivan Stapleton, Magda Szubanski, Sophia Forrest…

After reading the above synopsis, I honestly thought that this movie was set in the sixties – and not just because of the look and feel of this trailer.

I’m simultaneously surprised and not after learning that 2015 is the year of Payne’s great win. I’ll be watching this one for all the reasons that made it possible for Payne to win.

Henry Nixon, Aaron Glenane, Veronica Thomas, Mick Molloy, Amy Christian, Genevieve Morris, Jacob Warner, Zara Zoe and Shane Bourne also star.

Ride Like A Girl Release Dates

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THE LAST FULL MEASURE (2019): New Trailer From Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer, Jeremy Irvine…

The Last Full Measure (2020), Sebastian Stan, RoadsideFlix
The Last Full Measure (2020), Sebastian Stan, RoadsideFlix

Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Plummer and Jeremy Irvine are the stars of The Last full Measure the story of Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr., who was awarded awarded the nation’s highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield, thirty four years after his death.

From Writer / director Todd Robinson; additional key cast includes Bradley Whitford, Ed Harris, Michael Imperioli…

I’m simply curious to find out why it had to take thirty four years for Pitsenbarger, Jr. to get the recognition he deserved. I also haven’t seen Stan in a leading role before so this should be interesting.

Diane Ladd, William Hurt, Alison Sudol, Linus Roache, John Savage, Peter Fonda, Robert Pine and Amy Madigan also star.

The Last Full Measure Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US)…

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TROLLS WORLD TOUR (2020): New Trailer From Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Jamie Dornan, Justin Timberlake…

Trolls World Tour (2020), DreamWorksTV
Trolls World Tour (2020), DreamWorksTV

Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Justin Timberlake and Jamie Dornan are the stars of new animated adventure / comedy, Trolls World Tour.

From directors Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith, Trolls World Tour is a sequel to 2016’s Trolls; where the happiest Troll ever born, and her much less happy sidekick set off on a journey to rescue their friends after their village is invaded. This time they discover other Troll tribes out there besides their own…

Trolls were never my go to toys but I am a sucker for colourful visuals. And for that reason, this movie has me intrIgued.

Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Kenan Thompson, Charlyne Yi, Anthony Ramos, Flula Borg, Mary J. Blige, Ester Dean, Karan Soni and Kelly Clarkson also star.

Trolls World Tour Release Dates: March 20th, 2020 (UK); April 17th, 2020 (US)…

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IN THE TALL GRASS (2019): The Things I Liked…

In The Tall Grass (2019), Laysla De Oliveira, Netflix

The story of In The Tall Grass centres around a sister and brother who venture into a vast field of tall grass, only to discover that there may be no way out.

Based on a novella that’s co-written by Stephen King, director Vincenzo Natali’s drama / horror / thriller definitely starts off with promise. It then goes on to deliver some quite satisfying twists and turns, but ultimately ends up losing its way and becoming more watchable than memorable.

Part of the reason I didn’t find In The Tall Grass to be great overall is that the story doesn’t come together in a way that made me fully buy into it all. Nevertheless, I do have a favourite thing about this movie and that is the performance by talented young actor Will Buie Jr. who plays Tobin. Also, is it just me who thinks that Buie Jr. kind of resembles Michael Douglas somehow? I digress.

Though In The Tall Grass is definitely not the best drama / horror / thriller of 2019, it’s also not the worst; nor is it ‘nightmare inducing scary’. Give it a chance if you’re so curious.

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THE KNIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS (2019): The Thing I Liked…

The Knight Before Christmas (2019), Vanessa Hudgens, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Netflix
The Knight Before Christmas (2019), Vanessa Hudgens, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Netflix

The Knight Before Christmas, a story about a medieval English knight who is magically transported to the present day where he meets the love of his life is exactly what I expected.

It’s a movie I liked almost purely for the Christmas-rich visuals. Everything else was tolerable just so I could enjoy that beautiful Ohio town and live in Hudgens’s character’s very well decorated house. 

I did definitely pay full attention throughout – but generally, The Knight Before Christmas is romantic, Christmassy, dare I say – silliness for incredibly non-taxing viewing. It was perfect for unwinding after my very busy week. 

Why not give it a chance and let it relax you if you’re especially curious? 

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