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OPPENHEIMER (2023): New Trailer From Christopher Nolan, Starring Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Rami Malek, Florence Pugh…

Christopher Nolan’s latest film stars Cillian Murphy, Rami Malek, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon and Florence Pugh.

Biography/historical drama Oppenheimer is the story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Specifically the part he played in the development of the atomic bomb.

My all-time favourite movie trailer happens to be for a Christopher Nolan Film. As such, it’s unsurprising that the long-awaited full trailer for his latest work also has me excited to the point I was moved to yelp joyfully as it played.

All my joyful yelping and excitement aside, brilliant and certainly chilling are two words that seem fitting regarding the energy and dialogue present in this trailer. And since Murphy is an actor who always delivers in his performances; if the transformation in his eyes is anything to go by, I can hardly wait to be moved in all the ways I’m bound to be.

Of course, there’s also the stunning cinematography courtesy of Hoyte van Hoytema, who most recently worked on Nope (2022), Tenet (2020) and, Dunkirk (2017).

Robert Downey Jr., Gary Oldman, James Remar, Casey Affleck, Jack Quaid, David Krumholtz, Benny Safdie, Michael Angarano, Josh Hartnett and Kenneth Branagh also star

Oppenheimer Release Dates: July 21st, 2023 (US & UK)…

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BLACK WIDOW (2021): The Things I Liked…

Focused on the story of Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, we get to learn plenty about the avenger’s complicated past in an engaging tale that features unhealthy family dynamics, secrets, lies and some impressive action/fight sequences.

The main stars, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, David Harbour and Rachel Weisz are great. And unsurprisingly, as is the case with most, if not all Marvel movies, the musical score is impressive.

In addition to the action and music, my favourite thing about Black Widow is the sisterly dynamic between Pugh and Johansson’s characters. So much so that I’m ready for more Johansson/Pugh movies.

In terms of where Black Widow sits in my list of favourite Marvel movies, the understandably seemingly abrupt ending aside, I can say that I liked this movie more than I do Captain Marvel (2019). Which of the two films ranks higher for you? 

Your thoughts are very welcome in the comments below.

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MIDSOMMAR (2019): The Things I Liked

Midsommar (2019), Florence Pugh, A24
Midsommar (2019), Florence Pugh, A24

I wanted to watch Midsommar because it came recommended by many. I needed to watch Midsommar because the murals in the very intriguing trailer looked great. I had to watch Midsommar because of its young, talented cast, mainly Florence Pugh and Will Poulter.

Now that I’ve finally seen Midsommar, what I really wouldn’t have done is watch Midsommar; had I remembered that it is, in fact, a horror film.

For those who might be thinking ’How could you not have known?’ Well, in my defence, the trailer I initially saw didn’t scream ‘scary movie,’ and neither did the synopsis, at first.

The original synopsis said something along the lines of ‘Things start to go awry on a summer trip after a young woman reluctantly caves in and goes along with her boyfriend’. Now, doesn’t this sound more like ‘relationship woes’ than ‘increasingly violent and bizarre competition involving a Pagan cult?’

The things that impressed me most about director Ari Aster’s film, in addition to the performances include the story and tension. There’s also the sense of dread and the general unease that never seems to leave, but instead expertly builds and builds until the very dark and scary end. There’s also the memorable vulnerability and intensity in the way the opening scenes are captured.

The main thing I wish wasn’t quite so is how long it took for things to unfold at specific points. For example, approximately fifty minutes in, there’s a ceremony that went on for eternity, before a scary revelation happened. I also found it irksome to watch several of the characters make some extremely poor decisions; the kind that went against every single one of my survival instincts.

For everyone who isn’t a horror fan, including the version of me before watching this movie, ‘Stop right there!’ For the rest of you, enjoy!

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LITTLE WOMEN (2019): The Things I Liked…

Little Women (2019), Saoirse Ronan, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Little Women (2019), Saoirse Ronan, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Little Women is a book I have not read. As such, besides that Friends episode where Rachel spoils the story for Joey, I didn’t really know much beforehand.

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s famous novel about four sisters coming-of-age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War, there are three things that stood out most and in a good way while watching director Greta Gerwig’s remake.

Firstly, the beauty that is the gift of sisterhood. Beauty that is there when you’re happy with your sister, when you’re mad at your sister and when times aren’t so great. I like how accurately and honestly Gerwig captured the magic of these moments.  Second, I’ve always been partial to stories of girls and women who are determined enough to decide on the life they want and go after it; regardless of other’s expectations. An even more impressive move during far less liberated periods in women’s history. 

Lastly, unrequited love. The presence of this theme in Little Women resulted in my favourite and some of the most moving moments in the whole film. Particularly the one that takes place in a field with Timothée Chalamet and Saoirse Ronan’s characters. 

In terms of how I feel about Gerwig’s film overall, it’s very well acted by all involved. I especially enjoyed Chalamet, Ronan and Florence Pugh’s performances. Beyond that and the standout moments I’ve referenced, I can’t say that I love Gerwig’s movie. This is in part because I’m not quite a fan of the editing. The way it jumped back and forth to different time lines proved more annoying than fully necessary. Perhaps the story was to big to tell in the allotted time. Furthermore, I found that Little Women really became most interesting from Meg’s wedding onwards. The unfortunate thing about that is Meg’s wedding doesn’t take place until approximately two thirds into the movie.

Big fans of the book will probably like this film far more than I did. For everyone else, I say follow your curiosities – even if it was a Friends episode that ignited it. 

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BLACK WIDOW (2020): New Trailer From Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh…

Black Widow (2020), Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios
Black Widow (2020), Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Black Widow (2020).


The long awaited trailer for a stand-alone Black Widow Marvel movie is here.

Starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh and Robert Downey Jr., the story focuses on Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in her quests between the films Civil War (2016) and Infinity War (2018).

Directed by Cate Shortland, additional key cast includes William Hurt, Ray Winstone, O-T Fagbenle…

The fight scenes and action look very promising indeed – and as always, we have another well executed Marvel trailer.

I especially love the music that starts at 0:32 seconds; so unexpected and brilliant, it hits me right in the chest / heart area. I can’t wait!

Michelle Lee, Nanna Blondell, Olivier Richters, Ahmed Bakare, Jade Ma, Yolanda Lynes and Shaina West also star.

Black Widow Release Dates: Jul 9th, 2021 (US)…

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LITTLE WOMEN (2019): New Trailer From Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh, Emma Watson, Timothée Chalamet, Saoirse Ronan…

Little Women (2019), Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Little Women (2019), Meryl Streep, Florence Pugh, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Little Women (2019).


The time has come for a remake of the classic Little Women story of four sisters who come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, Greta Gerwig directs Florence Pugh, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Saoirse Ronan…

Hello wonderful cast! Greetings promising trailer! Well, well, well, delightful dialogue! I simply cannot wait to see this one. Looks like miss Gerwig is in Fantastic form. I’m of course completely ready for every word that comes out of Streep’s character’s mouth.

Laura Dern, James Norton, Chris Cooper, Bob Odenkirk, Eliza Scanlen, Louis Garrel, Abby Quinn, Sasha Frolova, Eowyn Young and Jamie Ghazarian also star.

Little Women Release Dates: December 25th, 2019 (US); January 17th, 2020 (UK)…

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MIDSOMMAR (2019): New Trailer From Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper, Jack Reynor…

Midsommar (2019), Will Poulter, A24
Midsommar (2019), Will Poulter, A24

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Midsommar (2019).


From writer / director Ari Aster, Midsommar is a new horror / mystery starring  Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper and Jack Reynor. 

Things start to go awry on a summer trip after a young woman reluctantly caves in and goes along with her boyfriend…

First of all, I really rather like the illustrations in this trailer. I’m also interested because of the cast and my curiosity about the young woman’s initial reluctance. Clearly sometimes, if not all the time, one really ought to trust one’s instincts.

Archie Madekwe, Julia Ragnarsson, Björn Andrésen, Anna Åström and Henrik Norlén also star.

Midsommar Release Dates: August 9th, 2019 (US), August 16th, 2019 (UK)…

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FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY (2019): New Trailer From Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost…

Fighting With My Family (2019), Florence Pugh
Fighting With My Family (2019), Florence Pugh

In Fighting With My Family, a former wrestler whose kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) are given the opportunity of a lifetime.

Written/ directed by Stephen Merchant, this is the true story of  Saraya-Jade Bevis a.k.a former WWE wrestler Paige.

Key cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost…

At first I wasn’t sure about this, but then the humour came and I realised that Dwayne was playing himself. Another element I’m drawn to is the sister’s journey after she gets picked. Lastly, I’m quite curious about Merchant as a feature film director.

Hannah Rae, Paul Wight, Kim Matula, Jack Lowden and Stephen Merchant also star.

Fighting My Family Release Dates: March 1st, 2019 (UK & US)…

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