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BY THE SEA (2015): Latest From Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Pitt. I really want It To Be Great

By The Sea (2015), Brad Pitt
By The Sea (2015), Brad Pitt

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…

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

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.)

Happy By The Sea 🙂

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YOUTH (2015) New Trailer From Michael Caine, Paul Dano & Jane Fonda

Youth (2015), Michael Caine, Paul Dano
Youth (2015), Michael Caine, Paul Dano

I saw the trailer for Youth a few months ago and thought it was a comedy. Not so much now, after this new version…

Directed by Paolo Sorrentino, it does look good, especially with a cast list that includes Jane Fonda, Harvey Keitel, Paul Dano, Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz and Alex Macqueen.

May this non-comedy not depress me. But if it must, I sure hope it’s worth it.

Happy Youth 🙂

G

MEMORIES OF THE SWORD (2015): New Trailer Starring Byung-hun Lee & Go-eun Kim

Memories Of The Sword (2015), Byung-hun Lee
Memories Of The Sword (2015), Byung-hun Lee

The new trailer for Korean movie, Memories Of The Sword looks interesting.

Mostly it’s the hints of dialogue, clips of great cinematography and the believable intensity in the Actor’s eyes that caught my attention.

The music, editing and the Actor’s voices also help. Still, I pray my senses don’t deceive me. Especially because I did notice hints of less than perfect wire work.

Movie making sure is hard…

Happy Memories Of The Sword 🙂

G

THE LONGEST RIDE (2014): The Good & Bad Things

The Longest Ride (2015), Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood
The Longest Ride (2015), Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood

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.

Happy The Longest Ride 🙂

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JOY (2015): New Trailer For Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Drama

Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence
Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence

‘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.

Happy Joy 🙂

G

FANTASTIC FOUR (2015): May The Movie Live Up To Its Name

Fantastic Four (2015), Miles Teller
Fantastic Four (2015), Miles Teller

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.

Trailer 1…

Final Trailer…

I’ll be ready come the August (2015) release date.

Happy Fantastic Four 🙂

G

STEVE JOBS (2015): Time For The Michael Fassbender Interpretation

Steve Jobs (2015), Kate Winslet, Michael Fassbender
Steve Jobs (2015), Kate Winslet, Michael Fassbender

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).

Happy Steve Jobs 🙂

G

MISTRESS AMERICA (2015): New Comedy From Noah Baumbach Starring Greta Gerwig…

Mistress America (2015), Greta Gerwig
Mistress America (2015), Greta Gerwig

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.

Bring on all the kooky. I’m ready

Happy Mistress America 🙂

G