Starring Emily Blunt, co-written / directed by, and starring John Krasinski, A Quiet Placeis a scary movie I wanted to see regardless of my characteristic of being ‘easily spooked into insomnia and nightmares.’
Set during a post apocalyptic future, Blunt and Krasinski are a couple with three children. In an effort to stay alive, the family are forced to live in silence because simply not doing so will mean they’re heard and subsequently become prey for mysterious creatures that hunt by sound.
I enjoyed this movie and was shocked, moved and impressed by the story, characters, performances plus the execution of the most memorable moments. A Quiet Place did a good job of showing the audience the general cleverness one would need in order to survive in a world where sound becomes deadly.
I absolutely want to believe that I’d survive living in silence; however there may be too much about me that is loud. A surprise sneeze attack among many other things would surely mean the end of me.
Besides making me an even bigger fan of Blunt and Krasinski, A Quiet Place made meappreciate my freedom to make sound. It reminded me of the the gargantuan challenge that is parenting. It also left me feeling even more empowered and powerful as a young woman, something I wasn’t expecting.
If I had to pick one thing that I wasn’t totally in love with about this movie, it would be the jarring move from silence to a seemingly super loud sound/ musical score.
Watch it because it’s good and A Quiet Place will likely not result in a single moment of sleeplessness. It didn’t for me.. yet!
Director Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns is set in 1930s depression-era London. In the follow-up to the 1964 family movie, both Jane and Michael Banks are grown up and Michael has three children. After the family suffer a terrible loss, Mary Poppins turns up to show them the joy and wonder that’s been missing from their lives.
Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Mortimer star…
For a moment I thought this teaser trailer wasn’t going to show Blunt as Poppins at all. I’m looking forward to seeing what she does with the role. Her accent sounds a little unlike what I expected but it’s early days yet.
So far, I’m absolutely loving the coats in this trailer, especially that green beauty at 1:04!
Set in the US / Mexico border area in the middle of the escalating war on drugs, Emily Blunt plays a ‘fish out of water’ FBI agent recruited by Josh Brolin’s Matt Graver. Benicio Del Toro’s character is the mysterious consultant, Alejandro who Graver brings along for the ride.
‘Bristling with expertly captured tension’ is one way to describe Sicario; whether it’s the tensions between law enforcement and the criminals or the tensions between the film’s main characters. Sicario is excellently scored, filled with stunning visuals and really notable performances, especially from Blunt and Del Toro.
In terms of things that I wish were different about the movie, director Denis Villeneuve’s film has a few stretches of time that had me wishing for more things to happen. I’m sure that when little seemed to be taking place in terms of action and drama, those moments were true representations of what days can be like for the main characters involved. Unfortunately, those moments just made my mind wander elsewhere.
Overall, Sicario is a very good movie. Just don’t expect continuous action/ drama, for this is neither Training Day (2001)nor End Of Watch (2012); both great films.
Other key characters are played by Daniel Kaluuya, Victor Garber, Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey Donovan.
I tuned in to the original film, Snow White & The Huntsman (2012) because the trailer was brilliant and Charlize Theron was involved. With the The Huntsman Winter’s War, the same reasons apply, but with the added bonus of two more talented ladies, Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain…
Read my spoiler-free movie review ofSicario (2015)
In Mexico, Sicario means hitman. It is also the name of the new Denis Villeneuve directed crime / mystery / drama about a ‘fish out of water’ FBI agent enlisted to fight the escalating war on drugs in Mexico – whilst accompanied by a mysterious consultant.
With something of an End Of Watch (2012) vibe (which you know is a great thing if you’ve seen the Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena film); Sicario’s main stars include Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Daniel Kaluuya and Jon Bernthal.
Why trailer of the week? The execution that doesn’t give too much away, but just enough to get you excited, the excellent editing and that gloriously unsettling musical score, courtesy of Johann Johannsson.