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INCREDIBLES 2 (2018) The Things I LOVED…

The Incredibles 2 (2018), Jack Jack
The Incredibles 2 (2018), Jack Jack

For most of Incredibles 2, it is Elastigirl who is out doing all the superhero work and dealing with new villain Screenslaver, while Mr. Incredible is at home taking care of the Incredible children.

As far as the superhero action sequences go, I definitely enjoyed Elastigirl’s rather thrilling second solo pursuit of Screenslaver. Overall though, my favourite scenes in Incredibles 2 are not the moments when members of the Incredible family are in their trademark superhero attire facing off with villains.

The biggest highlights for me are the scenes with all or most of the Incredible family together at home. I particularly enjoyed the humour and universal family dynamic during these moments. I also especially adored every scene that featured baby Jack Jack, ‘the most adorable symbol of animated cuteness,’ since the Minions (2015) first became a big deal. I can definitely sense that you agree.

Watch Incredibles 2 because it’s good. Enjoy all the undeniable cuteness and cleverness of the creation that is Jack Jack. Definitely make time for the fun that the scenes with Jack Jack at Edna Mode’s residence will deliver. 

 Written / directed by  Brad Bird Incredibles 2 stars Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Catherine Keener, Samuel L. Jackson…

Happy Film Loving 

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LITTLE PINK HOUSE (2017): New Trailer Starring Catherine Keener, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Aaron Douglas…

Little Pink House (2017), Catherine Keener
Little Pink House (2017), Catherine Keener

In Little Pink House, Catherine Keener plays Susette Kelo, a small-town nurse turned reluctant leader of her working-class neighbours. Neighbours struggling to save their homes from political and corporate interests.

Based on a true story and written / directed by Courtney Balaker; Jeanne Tripplehorn, Aaron Douglas and Callum Keith Rennie also star…

This might be the first film I’ll watch with Keener in a leading role. As a Keener fan ever since The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005), I want to see her do well. Also, who doesn’t enjoy a good underdog story?

Little Pink House Release Dates: April 20th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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SICARIO 2 – SOLDADO (2018): New Trailer From Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Katherine Keener…

Sicario 2 - Soldado (2018), Josh Brolin
Sicario 2 – Soldado (2018), Josh Brolin

In Sicario 2 – Soldado, instead of Denis Villneuve, the director of the sequel for one of my favourite films of 2015 – Sicario is Stefano Sollima. 

Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin are back to a reality where the drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. Federal agent Matt Graver (Brolin) re-teams with Alejandro (Del Toro) to fight the war…

This isn’t a bad trailer and I’m happy to have caught a glimpse of Catherine Keener but something tells me that I’m going to miss Emily Blunt’s character. I could just be thinking this because I’m used to seeing her there as my own eyes among all the unsavoury happenings…

Perhaps Keener’s character will represent the spectator this time. Either way, I hope it’s a worthy sequel.

Sicario 2 – Soldado Release Dates: June 29th, 2018 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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GET OUT (2017): A Scary, Suspenseful & Clever Mystery…

Get Out (2017), Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams
Get Out (2017), Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams

Meeting a girlfriend’s parents for the first time is scary for any young man but when you’re a young African-American man (Daniel Kaluuya) visiting his Caucasian girlfriend’s mysterious family estate for the first time, there’s another level of scary that comes into play. And it’s writer / director Jordan Peele’s exploration of this fear combined with his smart social and cultural observations that make Get Out a thing to see.

As a self-confessed wuss, especially where scary movies are concerned, as soon as Get Out started, I was more than ready for the film to end. Not because I was having a bad time, as such. I simply knew that something bad was going to happen and I was looking forward to the point when it was over.  

In spite of my ‘wussy’ ways, I did make it to the very end of Get Out, a well constructed mystery where the immediate scares come in the suspenseful moments when you don’t quite know how the impending horror is going to take shape. 

Watch this movie because it’s worthy and you probably won’t have nightmares afterwards. At least not on the night you watch the movie. I didn’t; though I did have plenty of other thoughts going on… so that’s probably why. Or, maybe tonight is when the scares will come. Tonight…

Happy Film Loving

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GET OUT (2017): New Trailer For Horror Movie From Jordan Peele & Starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams…

Get Out (2017), Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams
Get Out (2017), Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams

Written and directed by Jordan Peele of Key & Peele, Get Out is a brand new horror movie set on a cursed family estate and starring Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener…

I’m hoping that I’ll be able to muster the courage to watch this one. Right this very moment I’m already too scared. Scrap that. I have to watch this. It looks too unlike everything else.

Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford and Caleb Landry Jones also star.

Get Out Release Dates: February 24th 2017, (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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UNLESS (2016): New Trailer From Catherine Keener, Hannah Gross Brendan Coyle…

Unless (2016), Hannah Gross, Catherine Keener
Unless (2016), Hannah Gross, Catherine Keener

In Unless which stars Catherine Keener, Brendan Coyle and Hannah Gross, a writer (Keener) struggles with her daughters decision to drop out of college to do something very unexpectedly different. Directed by Alan Gilsenan, Unless is based on Carol Shields’s acclaimed novel of the same name…

Catherine keener is the main reason I’ll tune in. I also really want to know what’s going on with Hannah Gross’s character, Nora. I’d like to believe that she’s simply in the midst of social research, but probably not.

Hanna Schygulla, Abigail Winter and Chloe Rose also star.

Unless Release Dates: September, 2016 (CAN)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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BEGIN AGAIN (2013): For A Great Story, Good Performances, Music & New York

Begin Again (2013), Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo
Begin Again (2013), Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo

I’d been looking forward to watching Begin Again for a while. Being a big Mark Ruffalo fan is one of the reasons. The other is Keira Knightly; but really, the biggest draw of all is the story about individuals who chance upon a way to start over after things unexpectedly fall apart.

The story is great for anyone who can relate to the subject matter as well as if you’re just after a well executed drama set in New York City and with good music at the heart.

Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Yasin Bey (better known as Hip/Hop artist Mos Def) and Catherine Keener make up the very competent supporting cast.

Written and directed by John Carney, Begin Again is a  universal story beautifully told. The family element, especially the father / daughter relationship between Ruffalo and Seinfeld’s characters is a lovely highlight, as is what James Corden achieves in his role.

Begin Again (2013), Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, James Corden
Begin Again (2013), Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, James Corden

Watch it because it’s good and because you can’t be in New York City right now but you really want to be.  In case you find yourself worrying about Keira Knightley’s singing, it’s admittedly not the best but it also isn’t bad enough to kill the film.

Happy Begin Again 🙂

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