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THE OLD MAN & THE GUN (2018): The Thing I Liked…

The Old Man & The Gun (2018), Robert Redford
The Old Man & The Gun (2018), Robert Redford

Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Donald Glover and Casey Affleck, The Old Man & The Gun is a good, charming – as expected, well acted, engaging and sometimes a little amusing movie.

Part of what makes director David Lowery’s film a unique experience is that unlike most, if not all other bank robber movies you’ve seen, not to say that the pace here is slow because it isn’t, but this one is quite a relaxed experience. Especially when you consider that Forrest Tucker, the real person on whom Redford’s character is based was described by his victims as well mannered and a gentleman; one who even took to smiling as he robbed.

We get to learn a little about Tucker’s life before he becomes a  septuagenarian, yet I still felt as though I needed a whole documentary about him. Particularly since The Old Man & The Gun had me thinking about Tucker’s psychology. How hard did he really try to find something less criminal than robbing banks to make him feel as though he was really living? It’s one thing to be compelled to steal in order to survive, it’s something else to do it because it’s fun and delivers on that ‘alive feeling’.

Considering his polite gentlemanly approach, perhaps Tucker just decided to cause as little harm as possible whilst doing his favourite thing which happened to be criminal and best done whilst pointing a gun. Then again, perhaps not.

My conclusion is this: humans are complicated. Maybe watch The Old Man & The Gun to see an intriguing example of just that. Watch it for the charm and because I think it’s one of Redford’s last movies, if not his very last. I heard he’s retiring.

Lastly, Lowery does well to keep this film engaging but definitely don’t go into this expecting anything like the rather brilliant bank robbing opening sequence of The Dark Knight (2008).Make sure you’re relaxed, in the mood for an easy viewing movie experience and be ready to smile.

Happy film Loving 

G

A GHOST STORY (2017): New Trailer From Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck, Grover Coulson…

A Ghost Story (2017) Rooney Mara
A Ghost Story (2017) Rooney Mara

In A Ghost Story, Casey Affleck is a deceased husband who returns as a ghost in a white sheet to re-connect with his grieving wife (Rooney Mara)…

Written and directed by David Lowery, what I like most about this trailer, besides its main star Rooney Mara is the featured music. As for my feelings about the film, I have to confess that it all looks mighty depressing – unlike 1990’s Ghost. Therefore I’ll just make sure I’m in the right mood for it. By which I don’t mean a depressed mood. Merely a mood where I’m open to the ‘exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence’ – for approximately two hours.

A Ghost Story Release Dates: July 28th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (2016): New Trailer From Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler…

Manchester By The Sea (2016), Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler
Manchester By The Sea (2016), Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler

In Manchester By The Sea which stars Michelle Williams, Casey Affleck and Kyle Chandler, an uncle (Affleck) is forced to take care of his nephew (Chandler) who’s father just passed…

I’m interested in this story because I’ll no doubt learn a thing or two about what to do / what not to do in such predicaments. I also just want to see how uncle and nephew will end up helping each other grow.

One last reason I’m excited is the fact that the wonderfully talented Michelle Williams in a movie again. It’s simply been too long!

Directed by Kenneth Lonergan; Matthew Broderick, Tate Donovan and Gretchen Mol also star.

Manchester By The Sea Release Dates: November 18th, 2016 (US); January 13th,  2017 (UK); January 19th, 2017 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE FINEST HOURS (2016): New Trailer Starring Chris Pine, Casey Affleck & Eric Bana

The Finest Hours (2016), Chris Pine
The Finest Hours (2016), Chris Pine

Based on a true story, The Finest Hours tells the story of a group of men whose jobs will remind you that what you do for a living probably isn’t that bad. At least that’s what went through my mind…

A rescue mission at sea is at the centre of The Finest Hours. Starring Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Ben Foster, Casey Affleck, Kyle Gallner, and Eric Bana, I’m expecting plenty of drama, action and I’m sure, breaks of of several kinds.

Craig Gillespie, director of one of my favourite Ryan Gosling movies, Lars & The Real Girl (2007) is the man in charge.

The Finest Hours Release Date(s): January 29th, 2016 (US); February 19th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

TRIPLE 9 (2016): Explosive New Trailer Starring Norman Reedus, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul…

Triple 9 (2016), Kate Winslet
Triple 9 (2016), Kate Winslet

Just when I feared things were slowing down trailer-wise because Christmas is coming…Chiwetel Ejiofor, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet and Aaron Paul have a brand new trailer and this Red Band version is gritty, riotous and explosive. Perhaps a ‘Valentines day romantic movie’ antidote; especially so considering the US release date is February 2016…

Triple 9 is from John Hillcoat, a name you may recognise because he’s the director behind the rather good Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce movie, Lawless (2012).

I want to take a moment to say well done to the trailer maker because it’s great that very little of the plot has been revealed but yet I’m hooked. It’s probably best that I savour this moment because by the time trailer 2, 3 and maybe even 4 come around, I’ll know far more than I could ever want prior to the movie.

So looking forward to this and very excited to see what looks like a seriously badass turn from Kate Winslet.

Release Date (s): February 19th 2016 (US)…

Happy Triple 9 🙂

G