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IT – CHAPTER 2 (2019): New Scary Trailer From Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader,James McAvoy and Bill Skarsgård…

It - Chapter 2 (2019), Photo of Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader
It – Chapter 2 (2019), Photo of Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader

The latest official trailer for director Andy Muschietti’s IT Chapter 2 – starring Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy and Bill Skarsgård is finally here…

The first thing I noticed with this impressive trailer is how wonderfully creepy Skarsgård looks as Pennywise. The second is the brilliant casting of most, if not all of the adult versions of the kids in the movie.

I wonder if this could be the version of IT that actually really terrifies me. I’m ready to find out. I think I’m ready to find out.

 Javier Botet , Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Martell and Troy James, also star.

IT – Chapter 2 Release Dates: September 6th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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THE BFG (2016): The Thing I Liked…

The BFG (2016), Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance
The BFG (2016), Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance

The idea of a movie based on Roald Dahl’s famous children’s book The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) had me excited because I vaguely recall enjoying the story as a child. Having now seen the Steven Spielberg directed film, it’s clear for me that this is one of those instances where the book may definitely be much better than the movie.

The lovely nostalgic walk down memory lane I’d been hoping for really isn’t what transpired here. My biggest issue with Spielberg’s film is the pace. I found the pace to be so very slow, that at one point when the ‘bad giants’ were looking for a human child for their afternoon snack, I may have uttered the words ‘Just find her and eat her already, so that this massive let down can finally be over!’

Unfortunately for me, things didn’t get interesting and engaging until the part that takes place at the palace towards the end. Another positive is the narration at the very end.

Prior to this disappointing The BFG experience, I’d actually been thinking about re-watching the Spielberg classic, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). I’m no longer sure about that now.

The BFG has reminded me that sometimes re-living stories and/or re-watching films I loved as a child, especially if they were made with children as the target audience may result in those films not being well received by my now adult brain. One such example would be The Never Ending Story (1984). I really wouldn’t recommend revisiting that. I did and I ended up wishing that I’d let it remain as magical as my young brain remembered.

My main hope for The BFG  is that children, the key target audience for the movie actually have a good time when they watch it. Should I finally muster the courage to re-visit E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, I’ll certainly share my thoughts on here. Until next time…

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POWER RANGERS (2017): New Trailer From Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader…

Power Rangers (2017), Elizabeth Banks
Power Rangers (2017), Elizabeth Banks

Based on the hit children’s TV series and directed by Dean Israelite, Power Rangers stars Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader and Bryan Cranston. The actual  Power Rangers are played by Ludi Lin (The Black Ranger), RJ Cyler (The Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott (The Pink Ranger), Becky G (The Yellow Ranger) and Dacre Montgomery (The Red ranger). They are a group of are high school students infused with superpowers that they must harness to save the world…

I used to watch the TV series growing up. Something – namely the trailer plus the high number of super hero movies in recent years and my current feelings about the phenomenon (boredom) tells me that I should probably leave this movie to the die-hard fans and the young people who are still  into the TV series. I haven’t quite fully decided just yet.

Power Rangers Movie Release Dates: March 23rd, 2017 (GER); March 24th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (2016): Fun, Funny, Cute…

The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Josh Gad (Chuck), Jason Sudeikis (Red)
The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Josh Gad (Chuck), Jason Sudeikis (Red)

Having only played the Rovio game on which The Angry Birds Movie is based a handful of times, I really didn’t know the back story of why the birds are actually angry. The movie makes it quite clear that the green pigs have plenty to do with it. I’m guessing that the whole thing of having wings but not being able to fly probably adds to the rage just a little.

I enjoyed The Angry Birds Movie more than I expected to. The cuteness of the birds, the comedy, the story and especially Chuck, the yellow bird voiced by Josh Gad. He stands out thanks to the funny dialogue and Gad’s comic timing and entertaining voice work.

During the movie, I did get the urge to download the game and play, just so I could hurt those green piggies.

Watch to see precisely why the piggies deserve to be punished. There’s also the cuteness and well executed comic moments to enjoy and of course, that ending!

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE BFG (2016): New Trailer From Steven Spielberg & Mark Rylance

The BFG (2016), Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance as The Big Friendly Giant
The BFG (2016), Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance as The Big Friendly Giant

Today’s trailer is for The BFG (The Big Friendly Giant), the latest film from Mark Rylance and director Steven Spielberg.

Based on the classic children’s book of the same name by Roald Dahl, The BFG is the story of a young girl called Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) and her encounter with a giant (Rylance). Sophie’s big new friend is different because unlike his giant peers, The BFG is kind and completely uninterested in eating little boys and girls…

I wasn’t a fan of the original edit of The BFG trailer released a few weeks ago, but this new version I like.

Rylance and Spielberg last worked together on Bridge Of Spies (2015); the film that lead to a Best Supporting Actor Oscar win for Rylance.

I’m certain I’ll enjoy this movie because it’s Spielberg and because I remember loving the book.

The BFG Release Dates: July 1st, 2016 (US & CAN); July 21st, 2016 (GER); July 22nd, 2016 (UK)…

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SAUSAGE PARTY (2016): New Trailer From Seth Rogen, James Franco & Jonah Hill

Sausage Party (2016), Seth Rogen (Voice)
Sausage Party (2016), Seth Rogen (Voice)

Sausage Party is the brand new comedy from Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and James Franco. It’s an animation comedy and the key characters are food…

I wasn’t a big fan of Rogen’s previous movie, The Night Before (2015). But my fingers are crossed with this new ‘food horror.’ The different personalities assigned to all food items is an intriguing thing.

Directed by  Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan; the film stars several Rogen regulars, including Michael Cera, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. Salma Hayek, Edward Norton and Paul Rudd also lend their voices.

Sausage Party Release Dates: August 12th, 2016 (US & UK), August 18th, 2016 (GER), September 14th (FR)…

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THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE (2016): An Easter Message From the Hatchlings

The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Cute Hatchling
The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Cute Hatchling

I know the story of The Angry Birds Movie is generally about Red, the one with the eyebrows, but I’m obsessed with the cuteness of the baby birds, a.k.a the Hatchlings…

May these adorable little cuties feature as prominently as possible in the movie. They may not be on the same level of cuteness as the Minions, but the sight of them is seriously smile inducing.

The Angry Birds Movie is out on:  May 13th, 2016 (UK), May 20th, (US)…

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MAGGIE’S PLAN (2015): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Julian Moore & Greta Gerwig

Maggie's Plan (2015), Ethan Hawke, Greta Gerwig
Maggie’s Plan (2015), Ethan Hawke, Greta Gerwig

Directed by Rebecca Miller, Maggie’s Plan stars Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke & Greta Gerwig in story that centres around a young woman who is eager to start a family on her own. The only thing is, she ends up becoming a mistress and breaking up the marriage of her professor lover and his wife (Moore)…

As you can tell from the trailer, there’s quite a lot going on. I like that Maggie’s Plan has been categorised as a comedy. Although, I don’t recall laughing, let alone smiling more than once during the trailer. The most exciting thing about this movie, for me is brilliant actress, Julianne Moore. Even more so because she’s sporting what sounds like a convincing European accent.

Travis Fimmel, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph make up other key supporting cast.

Maggie’s Plan Release Dates: May 20th, 2016 (US); July 8th, 2016 (UK)…

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