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WHERE HANDS TOUCH (2018): New Trailer From Amandla Stenberg, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, George MacKay…

Where Hands Touch (2018), Amandla Stenberg
Where Hands Touch (2018), Amandla Stenberg

Written / directed by Amma Asante (Belle 2013) and inspired by true events, Where Hands Touch is the story of Leyna, a bi-racial teen struggling for survival in Nazi Germany.

Key cast includes Amandla Stenberg, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, George MacKay…

The phrase ‘inspired by true events’ has me wondering about the actual truth that inspired this story. This movie may move me as much as Belle did. What I’m almost certain of is that this story is going to break my little heart.

Tom Goodman-Hill, Alec Newman, Olivia Vinall, Will Attenborough and Simon Harrison also star.

Where Hands Touch Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US); 2018 (UK)…

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THE HATE U GIVE (2018): New Trailer Staring Amandla Stenberg, Anthony Mackie, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, K.J. Apa

The hate U Give (2018), Amandla Stenberg
The Hate U Give (2018), Amandla Stenberg

In new crime / drama The Hate You Give, Amandla Stenberg stars as young Starr, a teenager who witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend at the hands of a police officer. A tragic event that forces her to find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Directed by George Tillman Jr., key cast includes Amandla Stenberg, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, Regina Hall, K.J. Apa, Common, Russell Hornsby…

I’m very interested in watching Starr’s journey from relatively carefree teenager to community leader. Such a timely story –  The Hate You Give is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Angie Thomas.

The Hate U Give Release Dates: October 20th, 2018 (US); November 2nd, 2018 (US)…

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THE DARKEST MINDS (2018): New Trailer From Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Harris Dickinson…

The Darkest Minds (2018), Harris Dickinson, Amandla Stenberg
The Darkest Minds (2018), Harris Dickinson, Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie and Harris Dickinson star in The Darkest Minds, a sci-fi thriller in which a disease kills 98% of America’s children and the remaining 2% are placed in internment camps.

Based on the book by Alexandra Bracken and directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, The adventure begins when a 16-year-old girl escapes her camp…

 

There’s no watching this trailer without thinking about The Hunger Games or Maze Runner. I want this to be good. However there is a part of me that isn’t sure yet. I was really hoping that the special effects on the eyes didn’t look so, for want of another phrase, ‘basic.’ I’ve probably just seen to many glowing  /colourful eyes in other movies

The Darkest Minds Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018 (US); August 10th, 2018 (US)…

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EVERYTHING EVERYTHING (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Everything, Everything (2017), Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson
Everything, Everything (2017), Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson

Based on the book by Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everything is directed by Stella Meghie and it’s the classic story of a girl (Maddy) who falls in love with the boy next door. The most interesting part of the story for me is the fact that Maddy has been confined to her home since infancy due to illness.

The two main characters in this movie are teenagers played by Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. It’s therefore clear that teenagers are the target demographic; not that that stopped me from being most curious about the story of Maddy’s mother – a character we don’t really get to know too much about. I think that as a non-teenager myself, I’ve in the most part exhausted my interest in most largely-teenage movies. Except maybe in instances where a story is really, truly compelling and well cast.

As far as teenage romances go, I’m quite sure that teenage me would have really enjoyed this movie. Non-teenage me found it OK. Non-teenage me is also very glad that she hadn’t read the book prior to watching this movie. Otherwise there’s a chance that I personally would have found much less to look forward to towards the end.

The thing that stood out most for me about Everything, Everything is that its main stars Stenberg and Robinson are promising young actors. I now find myself looking forward to watching Stenberg in writer / director Ama Asante’s upcoming drama / romance about a bi-racial teenager struggling to survive in Nazi Germany. Yes, yes, I know that it’s yet another teen-centric movie, but it’s Ama Asante. She wrote and directed Belle (2014), don’t you know?

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EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING (2017); New Trailer Starring Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose…

Everything, Everything (2017), Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson
Everything, Everything (2017), Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson

Todays trailer is a perfect one for Valentines Day, especially if you’re a teenager. At first  I thought this was the Amandla Stenberg film that she’s making with Amma Asante – director of Belle (2014) but instead and not in a bad way… Everything, Everything is the story of a teenage girl who falls for the boy next door. Except, as is the case for many a love story, there’s a major obstacle in the way and that’s the fact that she can’t go outside and never has because she’s allergic to everything…

It feels mighty cruel to release the trailer for a potentially good romantic film on Valentines Day instead of the actual film itself. FYI, that wonderful song at the end is Naughty Boy – Runnin’ (Lose It All) ft. Beyoncé, Arrow Benjamin.

Everything, Everything Release Dates: May 19th, 2017 (US)…

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