Tag Archives: Felicity Jones

THE AERONAUTS (2019): New Trailer From Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Phoebe Fox, Himesh Patel…

The Aeronauts (2019), Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones
The Aeronauts (2019), Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

The Aeronauts is a new biography / adventure story directed by Tom Harper, that stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Himesh Patel and Phoebe Fox.

At the heart of the story is Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher, as they attempt to make discoveries in a hot air balloon but find themselves in an epic fight for survival…

The dynamics of how the hot air balloon scenes were filmed has me curious. Green screen, I’m sure, but what else?

I’m actually quite interested in the costumes, gender politics of the time (1862) and notable performances by the proven cast.

Tim McInnerny, Julian Ferro, Tom Courtenay, Vincent Perez, Kamil Lemieszewski and Rebecca Front also star.

The Aeronauts Release Dates: December 6th, 2019 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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ON THE BASIS OF SEX (2018): The Things I Liked…

On The Basis Of Sex (2018), Felicity Jones
On The Basis Of Sex (2018), Felicity Jones

On The Basis Of Sex, the Mimi Leder directed biopic about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her notable achievements especially in her fight for equal rights is… it’s a movie I’m disappointed to say isn’t quite all I’d hoped.

Prior to viewing and thanks to the trailer, I had a certain idea of what this movie might be like. However, my bubble of great expectations burst quite early on, thanks to the rather annoying opening song. And not too long after that, it became quite clear to me that something important was missing from Leder’s movie. The missing element (better script and / or execution) made a big chunk of On The Basis Of Sex feel quite flat and unexciting.

Bearing in mind the huge impact of Ginsburg’s work in the United States and beyond, I really expected a more ‘epic feeling’ finished product. Instead the thought that ‘an opportunity has definitely been missed here’ entered my mind and never left.

The scene in the US Supreme Court at the end is certainly the best. Especially because of the words and delivery of the all important rebuttal. I also couldn’t help but notice how wonderful it surely must have been for Ginsburg to have a support system as great as those in her immediate family. Namely, Martin Ginsburg and their daughter Jane. I really did want to love this one, but it simply wasn’t to be.

Watch it for the US Supreme Court scene, the clothes worn by Felicity Jones and if you’re really, really curious. Just know that the documentary RBG (2018) is better.

Happy Film Loving 

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ON THE BASIS OF SEX (2018): New Trailer From Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates…

On The Basis Of Sex (2018), Felicity Jones
On The Basis Of Sex (2018), Felicity Jones

On The Basis Of Sex is the Mimi Leder directed drama / biography about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG).

Starring Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux and Kathy Bates, the story focuses of RBG’s struggles for equal rights and all she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

I’m in for the story of a smart and extraordinary woman. There’s also the courtroom action / dialogue to look forward to, as well as the pleasant surprise that is the cast and costume. I love everything Jones is dressed in in this trailer.

On The Basis Of Sex Release Dates: December 25th, 2018 (US); February 8th, 2019 (US)…

Read my spoiler-free movie review of On The Basis Of Sex (2018).

Happy film Loving

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ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY (2016): The Latest Trailer Starring Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed…

Rogue One - A Star Wars Story (2016), Ben Mendelsohn
Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (2016), Ben Mendelsohn

The new Rogue One – A Star Wars Story trailer looks good and it definitely has less of a’low budget‘ feel compared to the teaser released back in April…

I’m thinking that the much reported about re-shoots helped do the trick.

Rogue One – A Star Wars Story Release Dates: December 16th, 2016 (US, UK, GER)…

Happy Film Loving🙂

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A MONSTER CALLS (2016): New Trailer From Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones & Sigourney Weaver

A Monster Calls (2016),Lewis MacDougall
A Monster Calls (2016),Lewis MacDougall

If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to see and hear Liam Neeson playing a tree, today’s trailer is for you. A Monster Calls is about a young boy who seeks the help of a tree to deal with what is arguably the most difficult experience of his life, his single mother’s terminal illness…

I can’t quite fully imagine how the tree is going to be able to help, but I’m open to finding out. Additionally, it should be no secret that I LOVE Liam Neeson’s voice.

A Monster Calls Release Dates: October 14th, 2016 (US); October 21st, 2016 (UK) November 3rd, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY (2016): New From Felicity Jones, Forrest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed…

 

Rogue One - A Star Wars Story (2016), Felicity Jones
Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (2016), Felicity Jones

Rogue One – A Star Wars Story… That’s right; starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Forrest Whitaker and Genevieve O’reilly, we have another new Star Wars movie…

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 1

I’m going to admit that I’m not very excited about this one. But then again, I’m still yet to watch a single Star Wars film. Reason being, fantasy generally isn’t my favourite genre. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but notice that the teaser trailer makes this film look more ‘low budget’ than Star Wars – Episode 7- The Force Awakens. it may be because it is.

Those who really love the franchise likely won’t agree, but I’m just thinking, isn’t this overkill? It still feels like The Force Awakens was released just yesterday.

Instead of J.J. Abrams, Gareth Edwards is directing. Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Aris and Donnie Yen also star.

Rogue One – A Star Wars Story Release Dates: December 16th, 2016 (US, UK, GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (2014): Watch For Eddie Redmayne’s Award Worthy Transformation

The Theory of Everything is the love story of acclaimed theoretical physicist and cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking and his wife, Jane.

The Theory Of Everything (2014), Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones
The Theory Of Everything (2014), Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

For those hoping that The Theory of Everything will delve deeply into the science Hawkings is famous for, that’s not the emphasis here.

High quality performances are seen all round including the portrayal of Jane by Felicity Jones. However, it’s Eddie Redmayne’s incredible 2015 Best Actor Oscar winning turn as Hawking that generates nothing if not the utmost respect for his talents and handwork.

Redmayne manages to expertly embody Hawking’s physicality, emotions and famously mischievous sense of humour through the various stages of his life before and from the onset of motor neurone disorder.

The Theory Of Everything (2014), Eddie Redmayne
The Theory Of Everything (2014), Eddie Redmayne

Directed by James Marsh, this biography / drama for me, is about the beauty of friendship, love and most of all, what is possible with the human spirit.

As Hawking put it himself:

“There should be no boundary to human endeavour. We are all different. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. While there is life, there is hope’.

Happy The Theory Of Everything 🙂

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