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THE INTERVENTION (2016): The Things I Liked…

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Starring  Cobie Smulders, Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter and Natasha Lyonne, The Intervention is  a good reminder for why having a professional moderator at family interventions is often a great idea.

The realistic way the movie captures family and sibling dynamics is a highlight. Another would be the funny scenes featuring Melanie Lynskey’s character, the ones where she made me laugh when comedy was far from her character’s intention – in a good way.

By the end of The Intervention, I did unfortunately fall out of love with the story, thanks to the seemingly rushed and forced way everything was concluded. Before then though, I had a reasonably good time.

Besides the film’s reliable cast as a reason for watching, Writer /actor and director Clea DuVall’s movie interested me because interventions intrigue me. I wanted to see how things would pan out for the characters.

I can confirm that there are definitely no current plans for an intervention in the near future on my side. Perhaps tune in if you have such plans. Or just  watch it for the knowledge and the cast, which also includes,  Alia Shawkat and Vincent Piazza.

Happy Film Loving

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20TH CENTURY WOMEN (2017): New Trailer From Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Alia Shawkat…

20th Century Women (2017), Annette Bening
20th Century Women (2017), Annette Bening

20th Century Women (not Fox – as I thought at first glance), is the latest comedy/ drama starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Alia Shawkat. Written and directed by Mike Mills, the film looks at love and freedom as explored by three women in 1970s Southern California…

Annette Bening, the main if not only reason I’d watch this movie, is an actress I’ve appreciated since American Beauty (1999)I’m  hoping that that love only grows after this film – especially since I’m not exactly in love with this trailer at present. Though that may change tomorrow, maybe.

Additional cast includes Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Laura Wiggins.

20th Century Women Release Dates: January 20th, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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GREEN ROOM (2015): New Trailer Starring Patrick Stewart & Imogen Poots

Green Room (2016), Imogen Poots
Green Room (2016), Imogen Poots

I like my sleep far too much to watch most horror movies, but something about the new teaser trailer for Green Room, the latest film starring Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart and Anton Yelchin might just be too intriguing…

I think I’ll be ok as long as Green Room is more thriller/ slasher horror than anything else. On a brighter note, how wonderful is Patrick Stewart’s voice?

Green Room Release Date(s): April 15th, 2016 (US); 13th May, 2016 (UK); Jun 2nd, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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