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IN DARKNESS (2018): New Trailer From Emily Ratajkowski, Natalie Dormer, Ed Skrein…

In Darkness (2018), Natalie Dormer
In Darkness (2018), Natalie Dormer

In Darkness is a London-set thriller about a blind musician who finds herself down a dark path into London’s gritty criminal underworld. A change that happens after she hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs.

Directed by Anthony Byrne and co-written by both Byrne and Dormer; Emily Ratajkowski, Natalie Dormer and Ed Skrein star…

I think the music / sound effects did a little too much to make this movie seem more exciting. Nevertheless, I look forward to what is hopefully a great thriller. I excited to seeing an example of just how resourceful a blind person can be.

Joely Richardson, Lexie Benbow-Hart and James Cosmo also star…

In Darkness Release Dates: May 25th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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I FEEL PRETTY (2018): New Trailer From Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski…

I Feel Pretty (2018), Amy Schumer, Sasheer Zamata
I Feel Pretty (2018), Amy Schumer, Sasheer Zamata

I Feel Pretty is a brand new comedy starring Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams and Emily Ratajkowski.

Written / directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the story centres around a woman who suddenly has an extraordinary amount of self confidence following a head injury…

I rather like the sound of this story. Especially the new found confidence part, not so much the head injury.

Full disclosure, I of course had the lyrics for the classic West Side Story (1961) song ‘I feel Pretty’ playing in my head as I typed this post. That leaves little else to say except… All together now: ‘I feel pretty, oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and gaaaaayy!’

Naomi Campbell, Busy Philipps, Tom Hopper and Laura Hutton also star.

I Feel Pretty Release Dates: June 29th, 2018 (US); July 6th 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS (2015): The Thing I liked…

We Are Your Friends (2015), Zac Efron, Wes Bentley
We Are Your Friends (2015), Zac Efron, Wes Bentley

Directed by Max Joseph, We Are Your Friends (WAYF) is a film someone might watch for one of  the following reasons:

1. They’re curious about making it as a DJ in electronic music and welcome the idea of a film that shows what the journey might be like – especially if they come from ‘the wrong side of the tracks’ – in this case… the wrong side of the Hollywood sign

2. They really, REALLY ‘like’ Zac Efron

3. They more than like Emily Ratajkowski

I watched WAYF because firstly, I don’t mind Zac Efron, second, I’ll always kind of like Wes Bentley – thanks to American Beauty (1999) and finally, I haven’t really seem Emily Ratajkowski in much, so I was curious.

We Are Your Friends (2015), Emily Ratajkowski
We Are Your Friends (2015), Emily Ratajkowski

After the fact, WAYF is not the absolute worst but it did feel like a certain je ne sais quoi was missing. At no point did I get close to the ‘this is a good movie. Wow!’ feeling. Especially in regards to the story, structure, rhythm etc.

Nonetheless, I did enjoy the theme of chasing your dreams, visualising your future – what you want it to be like and moving in that direction whilst blocking out the doubters.

There’s also a rather good ‘This is exactly my dream and it’s about to happen’ moment in the film. That’s my favourite part because I really felt it, thanks to some film making magic/ music, camerawork, atmosphere, etc.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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WE ARE YOUR FRIENDS (2015): New Trailer Featuring Zac Efron, Emily Ratajkowski & Good Music

We Are Your Friends (2015), Zac Efron
We Are Your Friends (2015), Zac Efron

I wasn’t sure what to make of the initial trailer for Zac Efron’s latest movie, We Are Your Friends, but after watching the second, my mind is changed.

Movies that have characters working hard, sacrificing and dedicating their energy to whatever it is that makes them come alive are always appealing. Especially when the characters are faced with outside pressure to do the contrary.

Directed by Max Joseph and featuring a supporting cast that includes Wes Bentley, Emily Ratajkowski and Shiloh Fernandez, I’ll definitely be watching – for the story the promise of good electronic/ dance music.

Happy We Are Your Friends 🙂

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GONE GIRL (2014): It’s Long But Definitely Worth It

Gone Girl (2014), Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl (2014), Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike

1) I’d heard a lot of good things about Gone Girl. 2) I want to keep up with this Ben Affleck renaissance that’s been plenty discussed since Argo (2012). 3) Gone Girl is based on a successful book…

All these are reasons I knew I’d watch David Fincher’s latest. Mr Fincher himself is of course another reason.

Written by Gillian Flynn and very well acted by its stars, Rosamund Pike especially and Ben Affleck. You’ll be left impressed and probably more than a little scared if not more careful.

Having seen it, I count myself amongst the wowed. I don’t feel the same disappointment some have expressed at the ending. For me it felt just right somehow.

This is a brilliant mystery/ drama/ thriller of a movie. Regardless of the inherent darkness of the story, you’ll have no regrets. Just don’t make the same mistakes as the characters. I.e. Be sure to communicate with your partner when things are bothering you.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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