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THE GOLDFINCH (2019): The Things I Liked…

The Goldfinch (2019), Ansel Elgort, Warner Bros. Pictures
The Goldfinch (2019), Ansel Elgort, Warner Bros. Pictures

The Goldfinch is a movie for which I had high hopes post trailer viewing. The primary reason is the reliable cast and intriguing themes. 

Starring Ansel Elgort, Luke Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Finn Wolfhard and Sarah Paulson; director John Crowley’s film is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Donna Tartt. A story that follows Theodore Decker, a young boy who loses his mother in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. An event that leads to him being taken in by a wealthy Upper East Side, New York family. And from there we get to see the highs and lows of young Theodore’s life as he grows up.

Not particularly’ is unfortunately the answer to the question of whether I enjoyed watching The Goldfinch. The only sort of good news is that I didn’t hate the performances. Yet, I can’t deny that the movie left me disappointed. 

The Goldfinch (2019), Sarah Paulson, Warner Bros. Pictures
The Goldfinch (2019), Sarah Paulson, Warner Bros. Pictures

Part of the problem is the two-and-a-half hour-long runtime which felt excessive. Second, young Oakes Fegley is a talented performer. However, it proved distracting to me, how little he resembled Ansel Elgort, especially since he’s supposed to play the younger version of Elgort’s character. 

The Goldfinch isn’t focused on grief the way I expected. Yet, I’m not mad at that. My issue is more that whatever the film had to say, it could have been better-executed story edit/structure-wise. The lack of satisfaction and the emptiness I felt during much of, and by the end of the movie took me back to that feeling of leaving a dinner party you’d been looking forward to with a largely empty stomach. 

Okay, there were one or two highlights, Young Decker’s relationship with Jeffrey Wright’s character and the tiny little crush I may have had on Aneurin Barnard’s character. Overall, I’m sure it’s unsurprising that I’m having trouble thinking of reasons to suggest you give The Goldfinch a chance. However, Tartt’s book is a Pulitzer Prize winner. So maybe read it if you haven’t already. 

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GHOSTBUSTERS – AFTERLIFE (2020): New Trailer Starring Paul Rudd, Mckenna Grace, Carrie Coon, Finn Wolfhard…

Ghostbusters - Afterlife (2020), Paul Rudd, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Ghostbusters – Afterlife (2020), Paul Rudd, Sony Pictures Entertainment

In Ghostbusters – Afterlife, the sequel that doesn’t seem to acknowledge the unfortunate 2016 Ghostbusters movie, the focus is on a single mom, her two kids and the discovery of their connection to the original Ghostbusters.

Paul Rudd, Mackena Grace, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon star while Jason Reitman directs…

I’m interested because of Rudd, and simply to see the ways in which this sequel is different to the 2016 film.

Based on the above trailer, I see more dramatics and less humour. Something tells me that this one may have a better script. All I really need to know now is what the ghosts look like. Especially since I wasn’t a fan of the ghost animation in the 2016 film.

Bill Murray, Annie Potts, Sigourney Weaver, Marlon Kazadi, Sydney Mae Diaz, Logan Kim, Dan Aykroyd, Bokeem Woodbine, Ernie Hudson, Oliver Cooper and Celeste O’Connor also star.

Ghostbusters – Afterlife Release Dates: November 11th, 2021 (US)…

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IT (2017): New Trailer For ‘Scary’ Clown Movie Based On Stephen King’s Best Selling Novel…

IT (2017)
IT (2017), Bill Skarsgård, Warner Brothers Pictures

Read my spoiler-free movie review of IT (2017)

IT is a movie based on one of horror / thriller writer Stephen Kings most popular books. It’s a story about the seven children in Derry, Maine who were unfortunate enough to encounter a monster in the shape of a clown called Pennywise…

I’ve never been scared of clowns and since I also haven’t watched the 1990 TV movie of King’s book, I thought the above trailer would get me to the place where clowns become, you know, scary.  However, as well made as this trailer is, I honestly didn’t jump once. I just don’t think clowns scare me. They’re too colourful and synonymous with fun in my mind.

I think I’m going to have to watch this movie just to know, for sure precisely where I stand with clowns. As someone who usually avoids horror for the sake of peaceful sleep, I’ll watch IT as early as possible in the day, just  so that by night time, I’d have forgotten all about it. Sounds like a great plan to me, I know you agree.

Bill Skarsgård, Finn Wolfhard, Javier Botet, Nicholas Hamilton, Jaeden Lieberher and Megan Charpentier star while Andrés Muschietti directs.

IT Release Dates: September 8th, 2017 (US); September 8th, 2017 (UK)…

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