Tag Archives: Alicia Vikander

EARTHQUAKE BIRD (2019): New Trailer From Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Jack Huston…

Earthquake Bird (2019), Alicia Vikander
Earthquake Bird (2019), Alicia Vikander

Starring Alicia Vikander, Riley Keogh and Jack Huston, Earthquake Bird is the story of a love triangle that leads to a horrific murder. A murder for which a young woman named Lucy (Vikander) bemomes a prime suspect.

Directed by Wash Westmoreland and set in Tokyo, Japan, additional key cast for Earthquake Bird includes Kiki Sukezane, Ken Yamamura, Crystal Kay…

I’m certainly intrigued by this story of jealousy between ‘friends.’ The last time I was pleasantly surprised by a story witha similar theme was in Always Shine (2016), starring Mackenzie Davis – who delivered a great performance.

I’m ready for what looks like a good rather dark turn for Vikander.

Yurino, Naoki Kobayashi, Akiko Iwase, Kenta Ogawa, Niclas Ericsson, Kazuhiro Muroyama also star.

Earthquake Bird Release Dates: November 15th, (US & UK)…

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TOMB RAIDER – BECOMING LARA CROFT (2018): New Trailer From Alicia Vikander, Walton Goggins, Hannah John-Kamen…

Tom Raider - Becoming Lara Croft (2018), Alicia Vikander
Tom Raider – Becoming Lara Croft (2018), Alicia Vikander

Directed by Roar Uthaug, Tomb Raider – Becoming Lara Croft takes us to the beginning of of the story, where Lara Croft the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer must push herself beyond her limits – when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared…

I honestly remember very little of this story when Angelina Jolie played Croft. I’ll be watching because I’m curious to see how well Vikander does in this role. By this point, the thing I’m most impressed by after watching this trailer is definitely Vikander’s physical transformation. I suddenly have an urge to work on my fitness.

Tomb Raider – Becoming Lara Croft Release Dates: March 16th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

The Light Between Oceans (2016), Rachel Weisz
The Light Between Oceans (2016), Rachel Weisz

The Light Between Oceans is directed by Derek Cianfrance and based on M.L. Stedman’s novel about a couple raising the baby they rescued from a drifting rowing boat. The performances from Rachel Weisz, Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander are all good.

For me, The Light Between Oceans is a beautiful romance. Though definitely heartbreaking and featuring a number of morally questionable acts, the idea of the love between the lead characters as portrayed by Fassbender and Vikander is beautiful.

On account of the repercussions that resulted out of the questionable acts in this movie, by the end I was well and truly reminded of the importance of properly thinking through the options we allow ourselves to be coerced into choosing. Especially when the blindness of love and an all-consuming desperation are thrown into the mix. This, for me is a highlight of this film. I also very much enjoyed Vikander’s character’s forwardness in regards to her love life. Refreshing is one word for it.

The Light Between Oceans (2016), Michael Fassbender
The Light Between Oceans (2016), Michael Fassbender

On balance, I can’t say that I was able to enjoy The Light Between Oceans as much as I could have and that’s partly because the trailer revealed too much, which in turn contributed to the end result being quite unexciting. I suppose what I may never know is just how much more thrilling I may have found this movie had I never seen the trailer.

Watch it if you absolutely must. Just don’t misremember that I said you absolutely should.

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THE DANISH GIRL (2015): For The Story Of Courage…

The Danish Girl (2015), Eddie Redmayne
The Danish Girl (2015), Eddie Redmayne

Directed by Tom Hooper, The Danish Girl is a love story based on a book of the same name by  David Ebershoff. The lives of real people / artists in the 1930s, Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener is at the centre of Hooper’s film. We meet the pair in the lead up to the point that Lili’s journey into becoming a transgender pioneer begins.

Considering the movie’s subject matter and the period in which The Danish Girl is set, you’d be right to assume that life was not easy for Lili long before and especially the moment she decided to be her true self. I find myself very glad to have been exposed to Lili and Gerda’s story at a time when, though very slowly indeed, humanity would appear to be moving in the right direction –  at least as far as the LGBTQ cause is concerned. Everything feels more hopeful as a result.

Performance-wise, though Eddie Redmayne disappointed me with what I’ve come to describe as the career blip of a movie that was Jupiter Ascending (2014). He’s of course still great thanks to The Theory Of Everything (2014) and now, The Danish Girl.

The Danish Girl (2015), Alicia Vikander
The Danish Girl (2015), Alicia Vikander

In her role as Gerder Wegener, I was impressed by Alicia Vikander’s performance. I only wish that I could say that I feel the same about her character’s wigs. Last but absolutely not least, Matthias Schoenearts. It’s simple really; I knew this after watching The Drop  (2014) but I absolutely must watch more of his movies. His work in he Danish Girl is perfectly measured. May we all be blessed with a friend as wise and thoughtful as his character, Hans.

My favourite part of the film overall is the ending. To say more would be to spoil, so if you haven’t already, watch it because it’s worthy.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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TULIP FEVER (2016): New Trailer From Alicia Vikander, Christoph Waltz & Dane DeHaan

Tulip Fever (2016), Alicia Vikander
Tulip Fever (2016), Alicia Vikander

A well edited trailer with good music, visuals and a brilliant cast has arrived. Starring Alicia Vikander, Judi Dench, Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell and Cara Delevigne, Tulip Fever, is a drama / romance set in 17th century Amsterdam…

After Judi Dench’s first few words, my thoughts went straight to, ‘thank goodness we live in different times’. My second, third and fourth thoughts, ‘Girl In A Pearl Earing (2003)’. Lastly, ‘my goodness, isn’t Alicia Vikander’s face quite something?’

I like everything about this movie so far. May it deliver on the promise.

Tulip Fever Release Dates: July 15th, 2016 (US)…

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THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (2016): New Trailer From Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander & Rachel Weisz

The Light Between Oceans (2016), Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender
The Light Between Oceans (2016), Alicia Vikander, Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander’s latest movie is based on a best selling book by M.L. Stedman. Director Derek Cianfrance’s film is about a couple who raise a baby they found adrift  on a rowboat…

A heartbreaking tale and streams of tears are guaranteed. I’ll tune in anyway because of  Fassbender’s performance.

Of course it would have been great if  this trailer hadn’t given away so much already. What to do, what to do…

The Light Between Oceans Release Dates: September 2nd 2016 (US); January 6th, 2017 (UK)…

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JASON BOURNE (2016): New Trailer Starring Matt Damon

Jason Bourne (2016), Matt Damon
Jason Bourne (2016), Matt Damon

The new Jason Bourne movie trailer starring Matt Damon is here and it looks good…

Teaser trailer

First Trailer

I never did get round to watching the version of the franchise that starred Jeremy Renner, The Bourne Legacy (2012). I mean, I am a Renner fan but Damon just makes it look more exciting somehow. Perhaps it’s similar to the way I know that Sean Connery makes a good James Bond, but Daniel Craig is my ultimate.

Jason Bourne Release Date(s): July 28th, 2016 (US & UK)…

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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (2015): Stylish & Fun

The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015), Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer
The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015), Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer

Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grand and Elizabeth Debicki star in Director Guy Ritchie’s latest spy movie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E ( U.N.C.L.E meaning United Network Command for Law and Enforcement).

I was initially quite concerned after watching the trailer for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. because I feared that the film would contain one or two very questionable accents. I’m neither Russian nor American, so perhaps I’m not the right person to say, but both Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer’s respective American and Russian accents sound rather above board to me.

As for the movie’s spectacle, I found The Man From U.N.C.L.E. adequately entertaining. The story, style and everything in the film, including all aspects of design, namely the fashion, cars and interiors… all of it plus the dialogue did just enough to keep me watching.

I also really enjoyed a relatively short but beautifully captured moment of rage towards the end of the movie. Though, overall, I strongly doubt whether there’ll ever be a Guy Ritchie movie that could unseat the top positions that

his first two films, Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) continue to hold in my heart and mind.

Tune in to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. for the design / style and if you haven’t already, make time for Ritchie’s very smart first two movies. They are super!

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