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BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson
Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson

The last time Disney had a live action movie made of one of their fairy tales, I was beyond thrilled. Thrilled with the trailer, thrilled with the cast list and absolutely delighted with the end result. The movie I’m talking about is of course, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella (2015).

For me personally, Cinderella was always going to be a hard act to follow. Bill Condon’s Beauty & The Beast is a movie I was also looking forward to. However, to be fair, Beauty & The Beast doesn’t quite have the likes of acting queen Cate Blanchett on the cast list. So you can imagine that my enthusiasm just wasn’t the same. Additionally, the acting and singing weren’t bad but as a non-fan of musicals, all the singing probably didn’t help me appreciate the film more. I really did enjoy the romance towards the end and I think the movie was alright, overall. Without a doubt though, my preference is certainly Cinderella. I imagine that big fans of Beauty & The Beast rather enjoyed this remake of the fairy tale about a monstrous-looking prince and a young woman who fall in love. Maybe they even loved it as much as I did Cinderella.

I understand that Aladdin is coming next. I’ll of course eventually watch it even though it is a musical.

Happy Film Loving

G

BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017): New Trailer Starring Dan Stevens,Emma Watson, Luke Evans…

Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson
Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson

Starring Dan Stevens as Prince Adam / Beast, Emma Watson as Belle and Luke Evans as Gaston, the new Beauty & The Beast trailer is finally here…

I’ll be watching this simply because I love the animated version. Interestingly though, I don’t currently sense the magical feel the live action version of Cinderella (2015) gave me after I watched that specific trailer. May the magic be there with the finished product of this new adaptation.

Beauty & The Beast Release Dates: March 17th, 2016 (US & UK); March 29th (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

T2 – TRAINSPOTTING 2: New Trailer From Danny Boyle, Starring Ewan McGregor, Robert Carlyle…

T2 – Trainspotting 2 (2017), Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner
T2 – Trainspotting 2 (2017), Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner

The full trailer for T2 – Trainspotting 2, the sequel to the 1999 cult classic Trainspotting is here; with Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle, Ewan Bremner and more reprising their original roles…

Funny, fast, scary (not in the horror movie sense) and dramatic are words that fit and I just love that ‘man on chair off the roof’ moment at 1:03. I’d love to know how that was shot. I imagine with plent of very soft padding at the end of quite a short drop. Come on January!

T2 – Trainspotting Release Dates: January 27th, 2017 (UK); February 10th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving🙂

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T2 – TRAINSPOTTING 2 (2017): New Trailer From Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlisle…

T2 - Trainspotting 2 (2017), Ewen Bremner, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle
T2 – Trainspotting 2 (2017), Ewen Bremner, Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle

The teaser trailer for the sequel to Trainspotting (1996) is here. Directed by Danny boyle and starring Ewan McGregor,  Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Ewen Bremner, this teaser, I can promise is not as pointless as the previous one for there is a little something to get the imagination of fans of the original going…

In all honesty, I can barely remember what happens in the first film. Something to do with having actually never seen it, perhaps. Or I may have  just forgotten since it was released 20 years ago.

I am ready now though and I look forward to finding out about all the hype before the second instalment gets here. Something tells me that regardless of the title the movie probably has very little indeed to do with actual train spotting. I could be wrong of course.

T2 – Trainspotting Release Dates: January 27th, 2017 (UK); February 10th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

AMERICAN PASTORAL (2016): New Trailer From Ewan McGregor, Dakota Fanning & Jennifer Connelly

American Pastoral (2016), Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly
American Pastoral (2016), Ewan McGregor, Jennifer Connelly

Based on the novel by Philip Roth, Ewan McGregor’s new movie, American Pastoral is set in postwar America and centres around a man whose previously perfect seeming life is abruptly changed when his daughter’s new political affiliations come to light…

Also starring Jennifer Connelly, Uzo Aduba and Dakota Fanning, I know I’m excited  because I’m already imagining some of the possible dramatic exchanges likely to take place.

This is also Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut – therefore reason enough for this movie fan to tune in. Especially since, even though I’m not loving this particular remix of Tears For Fears’ ‘Mad World,’ the trailer isn’t bad.

American Pastoral Release Dates: October 21st, 2016 (US); November 4th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

BEAUTY & THE BEAST (2017): New Trailer From Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens & Ewan McGregor

Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson as Belle
Beauty & The Beast (2017), Emma Watson as Belle

Starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor and Dan Stevens, 2017 is the year for another live action movie version of a classic Disney fairytale. This time it’s Beauty & The Beast…

I already love the music and visuals in this beautiful tease of  trailer. I also wouldn’t mind staying in that palace for a day or many. Preferably many, many day.

Beauty & The Beast Release Dates: March 17th, 2016 (US & UK); March 29th (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

OUR KIND OF TRAITOR (2016): New Trailer From Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris & Ewan McGregor. What Do You Think?

Our Kind Of Traitor (2016), Damian Lewis
Our Kind Of Traitor (2016), Damian Lewis

Today’s trailer stars Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris, all reasonably reliable names when it comes to how good a film is likely to be…

Quite unexpectedly though, after watching this preview, the question that’s lingering in my mind is why it is that I’m not currently filled with complete confidence about how good this movie is likely to be. The answer, I think, is in a combination of things. There’s the general look and feel which isn’t particularly cinematic. I’d hoped for more in terms of the music choice, sound, dialogue – its delivery and the trailer’s general execution in terms of how gripped I am by what I’m seeing. Especially considering the fact that Our Kind of Traitor is a thriller based on a best selling book by the author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

Our Kind Of Traitor  (2016), Naomie Harris, Ewan McGregor
Our Kind Of Traitor (2016), Naomie Harris, Ewan McGregor

I’d love to be wrong here because I want to believe that the editor has simply made some – in my opinion, questionable choices; which would then mean that the finished product and perhaps a later version of the trailer will be better. I’d much rather that be true than the idea that this movie is most likely not very good. Please let me be wrong. I want to be wrong! It’s just that I wasn’t wrong when it came to Burnt (2015)

Our Kind Of Traitor Release Dates: May 6th 2016 (UK)…

Let me know in the comments if you think I’m being crazy and that this Our Kind of Traitor trailer is actually very good.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

MILES AHEAD (2015): New Trailer Starring Ewan McGregor & Don Cheadle

Miles Ahead (2015), Don Cheadle as Miles Davis
Miles Ahead (2015), Don Cheadle as Miles Davis

Exploring the life and music of celebrated jazz musician, Miles Davis; Miles Ahead is directed by and stars Don Cheadle…

I’m really liking the approach taken with this trailer, the style, editing and pace is very engaging. It also looks like Mr. Davis had quite the sense of humour. Something that must have been fun to be around. Except of course, if you’ve somehow wronged him in any way. Bring on the good, good music.

Ewan Mcgregor and Emayatzy Corinealdi also star.

Miles Ahead Release Date(s): April 1st, 2016 (US); April 22nd, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G