Tag Archives: Allison Janney

THE ADDAMS FAMILY (2019): New Trailer From Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Oscar Isaac, Allison Janney…

The Addams Family (2019), MGM
The Addams Family (2019), MGM

Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz , Oscar Isaac and Allison Janney are the stars of the remake of the story of a peculiar, ghoulish family, Addams Family .

Directed by  Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon, the story is based on the much loved characters created by Charles Addams…

I’m definitely not mad that this remake exists. However, I can’t help but feel disappointed because this is animated rather than a live action version. I’d just have loved seeing the real Charlize Theron dressed up as Morticia Addams. I’d simply have absolutely loved it!

Seeing the strangeness of the Addams family has reminded me of the almost equally strange main family in the Hotel Transylvania movies.

Nick Kroll, Aimee Garcia, Finn Wolfhard, Scott Underwood, Bette Midler and Elsie Fisher also star.

The Addams Family Release Dates: October 11th, 2019 (US); October 25th, 2019 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

I, TONYA (2017): Good, Notable Performances…

I, Tonya (2017), Margot Robbie
I, Tonya (2017), Margot Robbie

I, Tonya, the true story of competitive ice skater Tonya Harding, and the unfortunate events that led to the end of her career is a movie well done. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the film is structured and captured in a way that’s engaging both in style and content.

I found myself impressed by all the performances. Robbie’s portrayal is memorable because of what she was able to achieve both physically and emotionally. There’s been talk of how impressive her solo scene in front of the mirror is and it really is. But the moment that moved me most takes place in the court room, immediately following sentencing.

As Hardings’ abusive mother, Allison Janney did brilliantly. This of course didn’t surprise me because Janney always delivers. Always. The hateful truth of her character was conveyed so perfectly in her entire being and very clearly through her eyes. 

Until this movie, I hadn’t really seen Sebastian Stan in much, except his work in Marvel’s Captain America and Avengers movies; because of what he did with his role as Hardings’ abusive husband, I’m now more interested than ever before in what he does next. Other highlights in Gillespie’s film include the well chosen music.

I say watch this movie for the performances and the story. I’ll in the meantime, busy myself with looking forward to Robbie’s next leading role in a drama.

Happy Film Loving

G

I, TONYA (2017): New Trailer From Margot Robbie, Bobby Cannavale, Sebastian Stan, Mckenna Grace…

I, Tonya (2017), Margot Robbie
I, Tonya (2017), Margot Robbie

I, Tonya is the true story of competitive ice skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), a skater who rose amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Unfortunately for her, things change drastically when her ex-husband intervenes. Directed by Craig Gillespie, Bobby Cannavale, Sebastian Stan and Mckenna Grace also star…

I’m watching because it looks like this movie really allowed Robbie to act her socks off – so to speak and I personally can’t ‘wait to see how that unfolds. I’m also curious about the scary truth of this story.

Additional supporting cast includes Joey Thurmond, Bojana Novakovic, Allison Janney and Julianne Nicholson.

I, Tonya Release Dates: December 8th, 2017, (US); February 16th, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

TALLULAH (2016): Good Story, Well Acted…

Tallulah (2016), Ellen Page
Tallulah (2016), Ellen Page

I tuned into Tallulah because of the near enough justifiable madness I saw in the trailer; a person taking a stranger’s baby because said stranger is without a doubt an unfit mother.

Starring Ellen Page, Allison Janney, Tammy Blanchard  and written/ directed by Sian Heder, Tallulah has a thing or two to say about the sacrifice that is motherhood – especially via Blanchard’s unfit mother / dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife character.

Well edited and acted, it’s worth watching for the story and the chance to have all the evidence so you can think about how close you’d have come to ‘taking the baby’, calling child protective services, doing nothing or something else. Ponder on that friends!

Happy Film Loving

G

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (2016) Movie Review: Good Story, Fun Special Effects…

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016), Asa Butterfield
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016), Asa Butterfield

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is enjoyable and well acted. Eva Green’s talents and a bunch of children with abilities different to what I’ve already seen in plenty of superhero movies were what appealed the most. I enjoyed the well imagined peculiarities of the films characters. I also loved watching Chris O’Dowd in a ‘struggling father’ role – a highlight because he did a good job.

The story is well constructed and with Tim Burton plus his rich imagination in the director’s chair, it’s unsurprising that the visual manifestations of writer Ransom Riggs’s characters is another highlight.

Contrary to my initial thoughts after watching the trailer, Miss Peregrine’s peculiar children are not quite superheroes in the traditional sense. Reason being, their main concern is saving their own particular kind rather than humanity as a whole (not a criticism, just something I realised).

There is a moment in the movie where I thought, ‘really? you went with that take?’ It was during Asa Butterfields’s character’s anguish at his grandfather’s demise. It’s not so much that there were no tears in sight since I know that not everyone cries in such predicaments. It’s just that his supposed anguish didn’t ring particularly true for me. Something about the rhythm, maybe.

Though not exactly perfect, I say watch Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children for the story, fun adventure, special effects and refreshing difference when compared to the ‘peculiarities’ of todays well known superhero movie characters.

Happy Film Loving

G

TALLULAH (2016): New Trailer From Ellen Page, Allison Janney & Tammy Blanchard…

Tallulah (2016), Ellen Page
Tallulah (2016), Ellen Page

Talulah, a Netflix original film starring Ellen Page, Tammy Blanchard and Allison Janney is about a dissatisfied Beverly Hills housewife / negligent mother –  who hires a troubled stranger to babysit her toddler…

Written and directed by Sian Heder, the story appeals but I’m most looking forward to the performances by Blanchard, Page, Janney and  Uzo Aduba.

Also featuring Zachary Quinto, may the story / execution surprise and delight.

Tallulah Release Dates: July 29th, 2016, Netflix (US)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (2016): New Trailer From Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux & Luke Evans

The Girl On The Train (2016), Emily Blunt
The Girl On The Train (2016), Emily Blunt

Based on the book by Paula Hawkins, a mystery/ thriller is what we can expect from Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux’s latest movie, The Girl On The Train…

There’s just a little bit of a Gone Girl (2014) vibe about this one and that, I must say, is not a bad thing.

The Girl On The Train Release Dates: October 7th, 2016 (UK &US); October 27th, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (2016), New Trailer From Tim Burton, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva Green…

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children (2016), Asa Butterfield, Eva Green
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016), Asa Butterfield, Eva Green

From director, Tim Burton and starring Asa Butterfield and Eva Green, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is today’s trailer…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Based on a best selling book by Ransom Riggs, I’m sure fans of the story will forgive you in the event that X-Men pops into your mind while the trailer plays.

what I’m most curious about is all the peculiarities imagined by the the author. I’ll certainly be very happy if I find this movie any more original than the peculiarities of the children.

So far I don’t like the trailer song. It feels too annoyingly obvious. The instrumental is ok but the words… Sadly for me, sound is not my peculiarity.

Judi Dench, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney and Ella Wahlestedt also star.

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children Release Dates: September 30th, 2016 (US), November 3rd, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G