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SERENITY (2018): New Trailer From Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Djimon Hounsou…

Serenity (2018), Anne Hathaway
Serenity (2018), Anne Hathaway

In new drama / thriller Serenity, Matthew McConaughey is a fishing boat captain living in the Caribbean whose life is interrupted when his past comes back to haunt him…

From writer / director Steven Knight; Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane and Djimon Hounsou  star…

The genre, talent and setting all appeal to me. I also like that this movie appears to be a change of pace for at least one of the cast.

All I want now is for the ‘lies beneath the surface’ to be worth the run time. Writer / director Steven Knight did write my favourite Tom Hardy movie (Locke 2013), so there is hope.

Additional cast includes Jeremy Strong, Jason Clarke and Kenneth Fok.

Serenity Release Dates: October 19th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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COLOSSAL (2016): New Trailer From Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis…

Colossal (2016), (Anne Hathaway)
Colossal (2016), (Anne Hathaway)

Today’s trailer definitely isn’t the kind of thing I’d been expecting from Oscar winning actress Anne Hathaway. Still, Colossal, a Nacho Vigalondo written and directed movie about a woman (Hathaway) who finds that severe catastrophic events are in some way connected to her present mental breakdown could be absolutely great. Even though the following trailer which also stars Jason Sudeikis and Dan Stevens hasn’t quite managed to convince me just yet…

I’ve decided that I’m going to trust in Hathaway’s choices and hope for the very best. Other cast includes Austin Stowell, Tim Blake Nelson, Miho Suzuki and Rukiya Bernard.

Colossal Release Dates: April 17th (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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ONE DAY (2011): Good Story & A Beautiful Musical Score

One Day (2011), Anne Hathaway, Jim Burgess
One Day (2011), Anne Hathaway, Jim Burgess

Starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, One Day is the story of Dexter and Em, a pair we first meet on the day they spend a night together on the last day of college. We then get to see them many times more on the very same day in the years that follow.

Directed by Lone Sherfig and based on the best selling novel by David Nicholls, I liked One Day because it’s a charming, well told and universal story. One of male/ female friendships, unrequited love and incredibly bad timing at its core. Anne Hathaway’s British accent is very impressive and you’ll definitely notice the film’s well chosen soundtrack and musical score.

Watch One Day because it’s good and the themes featured are really worth being exposed to. Patricia Clarkson, Rafe Spall,Tom Mison and David Ajala make up more of the talented cast. There’s also a well cast little girl we see later in the movie that looks suspiciously like a young Cara Delevigne.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE INTERN (2015): For The Comedy & Unexpected Friendship

The Intern (2015), Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway
The Intern (2015), Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway

Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, the person behind other popular and well executed comedies such as The Holiday (2006) and Something’s Gotta Give (2003), I had high hopes for The Intern.

Starring Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway, my favourite thing about Meyers’ movie has to be the story of the unexpected friendship between De Niro’s senior intern character and the successful, young online fashion business founder played by Hathaway. 

A big part of what makes the relationship between the two main characters great to watch is De Niro’s portrayal of Ben, the comic timing and particularly the kind of person Ben represents.

An inspiring story of young people in charge doing what they love and doing it well is also what The Intern is about. I tuned in because the mood for a good light comedy struck and good is definitely what I found.

If you were after more reasons to watch, there’s the New York City setting, good soundtrack and the other cast members. Zack Pearlman’s character, Davis is particularly fun.  Adam DeVine, Christina Scherer, Anders Holm, Rene Russo and JoJo Kushner also star.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS (2016): New Trailer For The Alice In Wonderland Sequel

Alice Through The looking Glass (2016), Mia Wasikowska
Alice Through The looking Glass (2016), Mia Wasikowska

I had no idea that what was missing from my life was another Alice in Wonderland movie. That was until I saw the rather beautiful new trailer for Alice Through The looking Glass

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

I remember loving Alice In Wonderland (2010); may this be just as good as it’s predecessor – at the very least. Especially since Tim Burton’s highly imaginative brain isn’t the one in the director’s chair this time.

Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter make up some of the colourful cast.

Bring on the colours, the rhymes and the brilliant costumes!

Release Date (s): May 27th, 2016 (UK & US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE INTERN (2015): New From Robert De Niro. Trailer 2, Definitely Better

The Intern (2015), Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro
The Intern (2015), Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro

Writer/ Director Nancy Meyers’ new movie The Intern stars Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway…

I didn’t write about the first trailer because it didn’t have me excited. But the latest one is definitely preferable. It’s the young female entrepreneur element that appeals to me most. That and the generally trustworthy cast that includes Rene Russo.

Happy The intern 🙂

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SONG ONE (2014): For Anne Hathaway & Folk-Rock Music Fans

Song One (2014), Johnny Flynn, Anne Hathaway
Song One (2014), Johnny Flynn, Anne Hathaway

I can confirm that Song One is well-acted and definitely not the kind of feel good romantic comedy that you may be expecting. It’s a hopeful drama but also quite dull and depressing.

The film, written and directed by Kate Barker-Froyland starts with a 19 year-old musician played by Ben Rosenfield getting hit by a car. His sister (Anne Hathaway), in trying to do everything she can to help end his comatose state, crosses paths and starts a relationship with his favourite musician, James Forrester (Johnny Flynn).

Watch it if the themes mentioned above intrigue you and if you’re more than just a casual fan of Anne Hathaway and/ or folk-rock music; otherwise you may find yourself checking the time after hitting play at least once.

I enjoyed the sibling relationship plot line most. ‘In April’ and ‘Little Yellow Dress’ are my favourite tracks from the soundtrack.

Happy Song One 🙂

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INTERSTELLAR (2014): As Expected, Christopher Nolan Did It Again… It’s Good

Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey
Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey

I finally did it. I watched Interstellar!

The nearly three hour running time is part of the reason why I hadn’t yet, plus, I believe it important to be in the right mood for a particular type of film before watching.

Anyway…

From Christopher Nolan, the director who brought us the hugely successful Inception (2010) and the recent Batman trilogy, the cast for Interstellar includes Matthew McConaughey, Ann Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, to name just a few.

Nolan has once more delivered a memorable film. One that features some stunning space imagery, a handful of nail biting/ tense moments – and at the heart, a powerful and extraordinary father/ daughter love story.

Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy
Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy

If you happen to be into astronomy and science, you’ll likely love this film even more, because it covers space exploration for the purpose of saving human kind from extinction – and it’s not afraid to dive into the science.

Like Inception (2010), Interstellar deals with a few non-simplistic concepts and therefore requires your full attention. I think I managed to keep up quite well, even though science isn’t my subject. That said, please be so kind as to not test me!

Happy Interstellar 🙂

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