Troop Zero, a new comedy/drama about a misfit girl named Christmas who has dreams of life in outer space stars Mckenna Grace, Allison Janney, Viola Davis and Jim Gaffigan.
Directed by Bert & Bertie; Troop Zero is set during 1977 in rural Georgia where a competition offers Christmas the chance to be recorded on NASA’s Golden Record. And so so begins the recruitment of Troop Zero, a makeshift group of Birdie Scouts.
I’m interested because it’s Janney, Davis, and there’s humour. I’m perhaps even more intrigued since this looks like a far less emotionally taxing role for Davis than her usual. I wonder if she’ll cry at all. Maybe just a single tear. Maybe.
Edi Patterson, Mike Epps, Charlie Shotwell, Ashley Brooke, Maureen Brennan, Rebecca Chulew, Johanna Colón, Milan Ray, Elton LeBlanc, Kenneth Wayne Bradley and Eric Bell Jr. also star.
Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz , Oscar Isaac and Allison Janney are the stars of the remake of the story of a peculiar, ghoulish familyknown as The 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!
Lastly, seeing the strangeness of the Addams family has reminded me of the almost equally strange main family in the Hotel Transylvania movies. Anyone else?
Nick Kroll, Aimee Garcia, Finn Wolfhard, Scott Underwood, Bette Midler and Elsie Fisher also star.
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. Another highlight in Gillespie’s film is 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.
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. However, 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 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!
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 storyis 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.
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.