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FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN (2019): New Trailer For John DeLorean Documentary Starring Alec Baldwin, Morena Baccarin, Josh Charles…

Framing John DeLorean (2019), Alec Baldwin, IFC Films
Framing John DeLorean (2019), Alec Baldwin, IFC Films

John DeLorean, ultimate con man, the renegade visionary who revolutionised the automobile industry or both?

Starring Alec Baldwin as DeLorean, directors Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce’s documentary recounts the extraordinary life and legend of the controversial automaker…

My main reasons for wanting to see this are Baldwin’s involvement and the fact that the DeLorean is the car from the Back To The Future movies.

Dean Winters, Michael Rispoli, Jason Jones, Dana Ashbrook, Josh Cooke and William Hill also star.

Framing John DeLorean Release Dates

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WORKING GIRL (1988): The Things I Liked…

Working Girl (1988), Melanie Griffith
Working Girl (1988), Melanie Griffith

Directed by Mike Nichols, Working Girl stars Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford and Sigourney Weaver. It’s a story about Tess McGill (Griffith), a secretary whose boss steals her big idea so she seizes the opportunity to take it back.

As the movie started, right away it was pretty clear to me that Working Girl was going to be ‘lifting’; a movie that left me happy and motivated. I knew this mainly because of the memorable Carly Simon song (‘Let The River Run’) in the opening sequence and the close shots of Lady Liberty.

Set in 1980s New York, there’s of course no escaping the big hair and shoulder pads. There’s also no getting away from the kind of sexism and office politics women were subjected to in the workplace at the time. It’s McGill’s navigation of these challenges as best she can that confirms why this film, though not perfect, it remains a favourite whilst having good re-watch value, particularly among the ladies. Nearly thirty years have passed since Working Girl was released and I’m glad to have finally seen it. It’s the sisterhood, especially towards the very end that happens to be my favourite thing and moment in this film. I also liked the movie’s depiction of what I recognised as ‘the power couple’.

One  thought that came to mind a few times as I watched is whether Melanie Griffith is really as softly spoken as her character. McGill is no ‘low talker,’ like in ‘The Puffy Shirt’ Seinfeld episode – but still… I wonder.

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BLIND (2017): New Trailer From Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Dylan McDermott…

Blind (2017), Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore
Blind (2017), Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore

In Blind, theMichael Mailer directed drama / romance, Demi Moore is the neglected wife of an indicted businessman and Alec Baldwin is the blind man she falls in love with…

The story is intriguing and I’m an Alec Baldwin fan. I want to know more about the kind of person that would commit violence against a blind man. Lastly, I’m looking forward to learning about Baldwin’s secrets for how to play a blind character well.

Blind Release Dates: July 14th, 2017 (US)

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THE BOSS BABY (2017): The Things I liked…

The Boss Baby (2017), Alec Baldwin
The Boss Baby (2017), Alec Baldwin

When I first realised that The Boss Baby was about a smart / adult-like briefcase carrying baby, I feared that as I watched the movie, I’d miss the only other smart / adult-like  baby I’d ever known and loved. I’m of course talking about the lovable Stewie Griffin of Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy. Luckily though, as I watched the Tom McGrath directed animated movie, not for a single second did the delightful Stewie G. pop into my mind. There was simply too much engaging fun, imagination and general cuteness going on in The Boss Baby.

There’s certainly no doubting that the person behind the story of The Boss Baby (Marla Frazee) is an individual with a great imagination – not unlike the film’s main character, Timmy (Miles Bakshi) – and many other children you may or may not know. Naturally, kids are going to have a good time with The Boss Baby but you absolutely don’t have to be a kid to like it.

There were some things that happened in this movie that really reminded me that I was watching an animation, meaning that the rules of what may or may not happen in an everyday situation simply have be discarded completely. Usually I’m fine with suspending my disbelief but with this movie for some reason, I was sometimes less able.

My personal favourite animated films are still Finding Nemo (2003) and Ratatouille (2007)This movie, though not as well executed in every way as the aforementioned, it’s still a fun adventure. Another personal highlight for me was knowing that the dad character was being voiced by my favourite American talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel; a seemingly nice man whose voice I happen to find rather comforting.

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THE BOSS BABY (2017): New Trailer From Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow…

The Boss Baby (2017), Alec Baldwin
The Boss Baby (2017), Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow and Steve Buscemi’s latest movie is The Boss Baby, an animated comedy about a suit-wearing briefcase-carrying baby on a mission…

Who can think of a smart talking cartoon baby boy without the smartest talking cartoon baby boy in the world, Family Guy‘s Stewie Griffin coming to mind? I want  The Boss Baby to be good enough that I don’t think too much about Stewie. Here’s to hoping.

At least I like this trailer more than the first one, a good sign I think. Also I generally love Alec Baldwin’s comedy work so that too is a good sign.

The Boss Baby Release Dates: March 31st, 2017 (US); April 7th, 2017 (UK);  April 12th, 2017 (FR); April 20th, 2017 (GER)…

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HARRY BENSON – SHOOT FIRST (2016): New Trailer For Documentary About Photographer Harry Benson…

Harry Benson - Shoot First (2016), Elizabeth II
Harry Benson – Shoot First (2016), Elizabeth II

Featuring Alec baldwin, Sharon Stone and Benson himself, Harry Benson – Shoot First is a new documentary about the renowned photographer and his works…

Film is absolutely my favourite thing and I’m not sure that it’s possible to love movies without a healthy love and appreciation for photography. Spending hours just looking at arresting images is close to heaven for me. So I’m curious about Benson’s approach to photography as well as the artist behind the photos. But even more than all that, my commitment to this experience is mostly about the promise of a very impressive visual feast.

Harry Benson – Shoot First Release Dates: December 9th, 2016 (US)…

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RULES DON’T APPLY (2016): New Trailer From Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich

Rules Don't Apply (2016), Lily Collins, Annette Bening
Rules Don’t Apply (2016), Lily Collins, Annette Bening

Set in Hollywood in 1958, Rules Don’t Apply focuses on the relationship between three key characters working in hollywood. Namely, an aspiring actress her driver and the eccentric billionaire that employs them. Alden Ehrenreich, Lilly Collins, and Warren Beatty play the main roles. Beatty is also the film’s writer and director…

After finding that I didn’t quite enjoy the last movie I saw about Hollywood in the 1950s (Hail, Caesar! (2015), as much as I hoped I would, I’m not sure how this is going to turn out. Though, Annette Bening is one of my favourite actresses s0 we’ll see.

Annette Bening, Alec Baldwin and Chace Crawford also feature.

Rules Don’t Apply Release Dates: November, 2016 (US)…

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BACK IN THE DAY (2016): New Trailer Starring William DeMeo, Michael Madsen & Alec Baldwin

Back In The Day (2016), Willaim DeMeo
Back In The Day (2016), Willaim DeMeo

For all fans of boxing movies, here comes another one…

This trailer isn’t perfect but I’m interested in the fighter’s story. More so than the actual fight sequences. The fighter, Anthony is played by Christian DeMeo (young Anthony) and William Demeo. When Young Anthony’s parents are no longer in the picture, how will the relationship between him and the mob boss that has taken him under his wing play out?  I’m hoping this movie may just be better than the trailer may suggest.

Michael Madsen, Shannen Doherty, Danny Glover, Alec Baldwin and Mike Mike Tyson also star.

Back In The Day Release Dates: May 20th, 2016 (US)…

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