The50 Facts About Me videos are one of my favourites on YouTube. So, naturally it was only a matter of time before I was brave enough to unleash my particular brand of peculiar to share with you, my lovely readers! I hope you enjoy my fourth ever YouTube video (The first one is crazy awkward!).
I hope you enjoy my fourth ever YouTube video (The first one is crazy awkward!).
I’ve loved Deadpool’s star, Ryan Reynolds’s sense of humour and comic timing ever since his television sitcom days in Two Guys, A Girl & A Pizza Place (1998-2001). Fast forward to me watching the first Deadpool trailer in 2015 and there I was with reason to be excited.
Generally speaking, my enthusiasm for the superhero genre has been decreasing steadily in recent years. In other words, for me to get excited about another new superhero franchise, it’d better be refreshingly different somehow.
Besides the movie’s much spoken about uncensored expletives, repeated breaking of the ‘fourth wall’ and the humorous dialogue, there isn’t really much else about Deadpool that’s particularly new compared to the average superhero movie. Not to say that I didn’t have a good time, mind you, because those cool action sequences were a highlight. Overall, I found director Tim Miller’s movie adequately entertaining.
One thing I did find impossible not to notice as I watched Deadpool is the general attractiveness of the cast. Especially the three main characters played by Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin and Ed Skrein (Ajax). Considering the fact that Reynolds spends a good amount of the movie’s running time in prosthetics that aren’t particularly easy on the eyes, perhaps pressure was felt by the filmmakers to redress the balance. Maybe indeed.
Did anyone else notice how much Ed Skein resembles a rather beefed-up version of Nicholas Hoult? Deadpool is a fun ride. Watch it for the humour, action, etc.
The Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice trailer I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! It’s all I ever really wanted to see…
This final trailer feels like something to get excited about. I’m now thinking of Henry Cavill and Ben Afflecks characters as two angry men and the words positively intense come to mind. Just look at their faces in these photos.
A determined woman taking charge of her destiny and going after her dreams – especially when no one else believes, that for me is the subject matter of David O. Russell’s Joy; the movie that just got Jennifer Lawrence another Best Actress Golden Globe win.
In Lawrence’s third movie with Oscar Winning director, Russell, she’s joined by his other two favourite actors, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. There’s also Isabella Rossellini, Virginia Madsen, Elizabeth Rohm and Edgar Ramirez, all of whom deliver notable performances. I found Rossellinni and Madsen’s characters particularly entertaining
The journey you get to go on in the story of Joy will make you laugh, cry and cheer. As you do at least two of the above, you may also notice the beauty in the cinematography, filming style, dialogue and perfect pace of the movie. All of these elements come together and make Joy a lot of fun to watch. Another plus is the many useful lessons for aspiring business people with big lofty ideas / dreams.
Watch it because it’s good and because you know that making it in life and business can be hard but do you really know just how hard? Joy, who comes in the shape of a seriously badass Jennifer Lawrence is happy to show you, as well as remind you that it’s never really over until you decide.
All J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and Wizard fans can rejoice, for there is a new trailer to excite you all…
Teaser trailer 1
Teaser trailer 2
Comic Con trailer
Written by Rowling, directed by David Yates and featuring a cast that includes Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller and Jon Voight, I’m intrigued by these first two teasers. The first, though a tad long winded but the second one is just fantastic, no pun intended.
I’m sure that fans of good film will have a great time alongside Rowling fanatics.
Child 44 is a Stalin-era Soviet Union crime thriller directed by Daniel Espinosa.
Based on Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling book of the same name; Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Vincent Cassel and Joel Kinnaman are the stars.
My main motivation for watching the movie isn’t reading the book because I haven’t, but the intriguing story, particularly Hardy’s role as a determined investigator of a series of gruesome child murders. Murders that are taking place during a time when the powers that be refuse to admit that murder is even a real thing.
I wanted Child 44 to be as thrilling as the trailer hinted, however, I did find myself wishing for a quicker pace, a shorter film, less distracting accents and an overall better / more thrilling execution.
All the lacking elements aside, Hardy’s performance is good and one of my favourite things about the film. The other is the ending and the tension filled scene on the moving train.
You may be compelled to watch Child 44 because you’ve read the book and/ or you’re a Tom Hardy fan who wants to see how he was able to deliver a notable physical and emotional performance, in spite of the questionable Russian accents. To that I say, follow your curiosity. I did and I have no regrets, I just simply wish that the general result had been better.
Halloween is close and so it’s time for something scary and dark…
Directed by Jason Krawczyk, He Never Died is a drama/ horror/ comedy, which means that laughing soon after a hearty scream is probable. Just as well since I’m always more likely to watch a scary movie if comedy is also a factor. There’s really no other way I’d have been convinced to see the rather brilliant American Psyco (2000), and more recently The Voices (2014).
Henry Rollins, Steve Ogg, Booboo Stewart and Chantal Craig are the stars of what looks like a refreshingly different story.