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MOANA (2016): The Thing I Liked…

Moana (2016) Cute Baby Moana
Moana (2016) Cute Baby Moana

What I like most about Moana is that it’s a well told story about a young girl who’s brave, strong and courageous enough to follow her heart. Set in Ancient Polynesia and starring Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, JeRmaine Clement and  Nicole Scherzinger, Moana also scores quite highly on the ‘animated cuteness’ factor, particularly baby Moana.

Cinderella (2015) is still my favourite Disney movie, in large part because of how much I enjoyed the recent live-action remake. If I had to choose between Brave (2012) and Moana for the preferred Disney story about the adventures of a courageous young girl, Brave definitely wins. I just found the characters more entertaining, the story personally more relatable and engaging. Nevertheless, I say watch Moana because it’s good – and who knows, it may end up being your favourite.

Happy Film Loving

G

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS (2017): New Trailer Starring Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson…

The Fate Of The Furious (2017), Charlize Theron
The Fate Of The Furious (2017), Charlize Theron

From Straight Outta Compton (2015) director F. Gary Gray, The Fate Of The Furious, the new Fast And Furious movie trailer starring Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham to name just a few is here…

Trailer sneak peak

Trailer 1

I haven’t watched any of the furious films since the original but I have two reasons that make me more likely to get back into them: Charlize Theron and director,  F. Gary Gray.

Michelle Rodriguez, Helen Mirren, Scott Eastwood and Lucas Black also star.

The Fate Of The Furious Release Dates:  April 14th, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

G

BAYWATCH (2017): New Trailer From Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson, Priyanka Chopra…

Baywatch (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron
Baywatch (2017), Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron

Zac Efron, Dwayne Johnson and Priyanka Chopra are the stars of Baywatch, the new Seth Gordon directed comedy based on the very successful 90s TV series of the same name…

This version of Baywatch is categorised as a comedy, whereas the TV show was an action / drama. I sure hope that bodes well for the end result.

I want this movie to be good so I can reminisce about some of my youth with a smile on my face. My fingrs are firmly crossed.

Lee Hodge, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, Ilfenesh Hadera and Jon Bass also star.

Baywatch Release Dates:  May 12th, 2017 (UK); May 19th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

MOANA (2016): New Official Trailer Starring Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, & Alan Tudyk

Moana (2016), Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson
Moana (2016), Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson

Starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, Alan Tudyk and Auli’i Cravalho, it’s nearly time for Moana and her hero and friend, legendary demi-god Maui to set sail. But first, the official trailer…

Bring on the adventure!

Moana Release Dates: November 23rd, 2016 (US); December 2nd, 2016 (UK); December 8th, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving

G

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (2016): The Things I liked…

Central Intelligence (2016), Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson
Central Intelligence (2016), Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson

Central Intelligence is a watchable action/ comedy because of the dynamic between Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson’s characters. As for how believable I found the movie in regards to the way some of the story and action unfolded, let’s just say my disbelief was hardly ever fully suspended.

Watch it for the light entertainment. Just don’t expect to be convinced by everything that takes place.

Jason Bateman’s small part is a highlight as was the message about bullying.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

MOANA (2016): New Trailer Starring Dwayne Johnson, Auli’i Cravalho & Alan Tudyk

Moana (2016), Auli'i Cravalho
Moana (2016), Auli’i Cravalho

Moana is the new Disney princess movie starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, Alan Tudyk and Auli’i Cravalho…

Teaser Trailer

International Teaser Trailer

Directed by Ron Clements and John Musker, the original teaser had me intrigued, but after seeing this international teaser, I’m definitely excited. Also, I basically already feel like I’m Moana.

Hooray to another very capable princess!

Moana Release Dates: November 23rd, 2016 (US); December 2nd, 2016 (UK); December 8th, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

 

 

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (2016) New Trailer From Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart

Central intelligence (2016), Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson
Central intelligence (2016), Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson

Trailer of the week just landed people…!

Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber of We’re The Millers (2013), Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are the stars of what will hopefully be one of my favourite comedies of 2016.

I yelped because that car crash was badass. I laughed because ‘Fat Robbie’ was brilliantly unexpected and I love because the trailer editing is on point. Well done trailer maker! 🙂

Release Date (s): June 17th, 2016 (US), July 1st, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

SAN ANDREAS (2015): For The Visual Effects and…

San Andreas (2015), Carla Gugino, Dwayne Johnson
San Andreas (2015), Carla Gugino, Dwayne Johnson

Directed by Brad Peyton; Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, and Paul Giamatti are the stars of San Andreas – that California earthquake movie you may have heard about over the summer.

You may also have heard that the visual effects are breathtaking and they are. However, the thing I enjoyed most is actually the unique father daughter relationship. San Andreas isn’t a bad movie, there’s just nothing that feels particularly new about it, therefore making it feel not quite as epic as I’d hoped.

San Andreas (2015), Art Parkinson, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Alexandra Daddario
San Andreas (2015), Art Parkinson, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Alexandra Daddario

Some random things came to mind as I watched:

  • On account of all the dust, running, falling and screaming, how much fun was being an extra on this movie, really?
  • I honestly don’t recall the last time I saw such excellent mother/ daughter casting.
  • You’d have to be blind not to notice Alexandra Daddario’s eyeballs. If you’ve seen the film, I know you noticed!
  • I better be careful because I don’t know anyone that would come and rescue me at a time when the traditional emergency services cannot. But then again… you never know. Just don’t rely on it, of course. But still, you never know…

If by this point you’re still curious, watch it for the impressive visual effects and all else that appeals.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G