Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Pitt are in a movie together. The film is written/ directed by Angelina and they’re playing a couple in crisis…
I’m a tad late in writing about this movie. Reason being, I was disappointed that the trailer didn’t have me more excited. Upon reflection though, I think my lack of excitement may have been because I’ve seen some exceptionally thrilling trailers this summer, and By The Sea is a complete change of pace.
It could also be the case that the trailer simply doesn’t excite me. Further still,I may also be afraid I won’t enjoy watching a real life couple (that I admire) playing a couple who are clearly in trouble. It’s just too close to a worst case scenario that I don’t really want to contemplate.
I write all that to say that had the same trailer been released, but with Angelina and a different actor or Brad and a different actress, would I have the same reservations? I’m thinking probably not.
I’ll still definitely watch, of course.
Release Dates: November 13th 2015 (U.S.), December 11th 2015 (U.K.)
The Longest Ride is a drama / romance directed by George Tillman Jr and based on a book by Nicholas Sparks.
Starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson, the film follows two couples, one young and the other much older whose paths cross one night in North Carolina.
As I watched The Longest Ride, I found myself thinking, ‘enough of this older couple’s story, more of the other, please!’ but their story does get a little more interesting.
The film is quite long and there are some moments where the dialogue didn’t sound great but I do like what happened at the auction at the end.
Overall, I definitely prefer Dear John (2010) or The Notebook(2004) to this film adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks book.
As for any reasons to watch, you’ll learn a few things about bull riding and you may even find yourself taking note of some of the country music in the musical score. The main reason I tuned in is a curiosity about Scott Eastwood (son of Clint). The good news is, he’s definitely not terrible.
‘Find people you like working with and work with them whenever possible’.
These are words that probably came out of acclaimed Director David O. Russell’s mouth at some point, for here comes another movie starring his two favourite Actors, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Add Robert De Niro and you’ve got the cast of Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman that rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Based on the trailer, it definitely looks filled with trying times for the family but I’m looking forward to seeing Jennifer Lawrence’s character make sweet, sweet lemonade out of it all.
How did I not feature the Fantastic Four trailer sooner? Slight super hero movie fatigue perhaps.
Whatever the answer, I’m doing it now because it is rather well done. My favourite moment being when Reed Richards/ Mr. Fantastic looks up and down to his right. Isn’t slow motion a beautiful thing?
With some of the most talented Actors of young Hollywood, Fantastic Four is an interesting super hero movie about, you guessed it, saving humanity. This new reboot is directed by Josh Trank and stars Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell.
I’ll be ready come the August (2015) release date.
Two of my favourite UK Actors, Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet star in the story of Apple cofounder, Steve Jobs.
Like many, I’m already very aware of the story of the celebrated visionary, but of course I’ll watch the film, if only just take in the artistry of the Actors, the magic of dialogue king/ screen writer, Aaron Sorkin and Director Danny Boyle.
Another highlight is the appearance of one of my favourite funny men, Seth Rogen in another serious role, this time as the other half of the Apple founding team, Steve Wozniak.
Now? The trailer…
Release Date (s): October 23rd (US), November 13th (UK).
I haven’t watched Greta Gerwig in a film since 2010’s Greenberg with Ben Stiller. Looking at the trailer for Gerwig’s new Noah Baumbach directed comedy, Mistress America, I really have no excuse not to. In fact, I’m already sold on her character’s refreshingly interesting and adventurous persona.