From writer / director Laura Steinel, Family is the story of Kate.
Kate enjoys her life as a career-focused woman. That is until out of the blue, her estranged brother calls her for help with babysitting his tween daughter for one night. Kate reluctantly agrees but then one night becomes a week…
I’m looking forward to seeing Schilling do well in a role that seems to fit her well. It helps that I have one or two things in common with her character, Kate.
Jessie Ennis, Matt Walsh, Eric Edelstein, Karan Kendrick, Suehyla El-Attar and Heather McMahanalso star.
Starring and directed by John Krasinski, The Hollars is a family drama / comedy about what happens when a son returns to his home town after learning of his mother’s illness…
I’m tuning into this one for the comedy, intriguing family dynamics and a cast that in addition to krasinski, includes Charlie Day, Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Josh Groban, Margo Martindale and Sharlto Copley.
Angelina Jolie’s portrayal of Maleficent has been criticised for not being evil enough. I think people of this opinion have missed the point of the film entirely.
Not to say that the film is perfect, because the pace did leave me wanting. But it’s clear to me that, for audiences to buy into the story, Angelina definitely couldn’t look for inspiration for her character from the likes of pre-existing Queens of pure evil. A perfect example being ‘Queen Revenna’ of SnowWhite And The Huntsman (2012) – wonderfully played by Charlize Theron.
No, no, no. Angelina would have to study characters far more complex. I imagine she did because Maleficent is absolutely unlike the traditional evil queen, and that doesn’t make for a lesser film, just a different one.
Besides my issues with the pace of the film, there is one aspect of the story that I found particularly hard to accept…
…now, I may be overthinking things since I’m not the film’s key demographic. But nevertheless… with Maleficent being not just a fairy with powers, but ’the strongest of the fairies’, I expected that she would have the means to regenerate her wings. And if she couldn’t do this, I imagined she would at least use her magic to locate the wings – once she’d used the same special powers to learn that her wings had not been completely destroyed. Am I alone in this?
I certainly have no regrets at all about watching the film. The difference was refreshing. Plus, I LOVE Angelina Jolie! She could almost lead me anywhere. Probably.