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SOMEONE GREAT (2019): The Things I Liked…

Someone Great (2019), Gina Rodriguez
Someone Great (2019), Gina Rodriguez

Someone Great stars Gina Rodriguez as Jenny, a young woman who just went through a devastating break-up. She becomes determined to enjoy one last night in New York City with her friends, before moving to San Francisco for work. 

After you watched the trailer for this movie, just in case – like myself you were thinking that half the film would be set in New York City and the other half in San Francisco, you better forget about it. Someone Great happens entirely in New York and there are zero gorgeous images of the Golden Gate Bridge to be enjoyed here, sorry. 

Now that I’ve delivered the bit of news that probably only I care about, I enjoyed writer / director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson’s film more than I thought I would. In fact, I’ll even go as far as to say that this is my favourite of Rodriguez’s roles. She did a good job of selling the romantic connection, the devastation that followed when it all fell apart, as well as the bond between Jenny and her best friends, played by DeWanda Wise and Brittany Snow.

Nicely edited and paced, Someone Great captures well, though semi-briefly the highs and lows of a passionate relationship in one’s twenties. I also enjoyed the sisterly, non-toxic female friendships plus the music and dancing. The talented LaKeith Stanfield’s performance as the love interest and Rosario Dawson’s small role were also definite highlights.

The only thing that frustrated me during Someone Great is when the momentum slowed down a little and I found myself thinking, ‘OK, OK! You’ve already established the intimacy between the three friends. So please move the story along!’ I may or may not have said that out loud.

The part I liked most overall is actually the voice over towards the end because it’s so beautifully written.

Watch Someone Great for the writing… and all the other reasons mentioned above.

Happy Film Loving 

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SOMEONE GREAT (2019): New Trailer From LaKeith Stanfield, Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise, BRITTANY SNOW…

Someone Great (2019), Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, Netflix
Someone Great (2019), Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Someone Great (2019)


Someone Great is a new comedy / romance from writer / director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson – and featuring a cast that includes Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield, DeWanda Wise and Britanny Snow.

Rodriguez plays Jenny who’s on a mission to enjoy one last New York City adventure with her two best friends; and all following a devastating breakup on the eve of her cross-country move to San Francisco…

I’m most interested in the chemistry between the three female leads and what is hopefully beautiful images of both New York City and San Francisco.

Faith Logan, Peter Vack, Ben Sidell, Kenneth De Abrew, Salvatore DiSanto, Thomas Kopache and David Granados also star.

Someone Great Release Dates: April 19th, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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MISS BALA (2019): New Trailer From Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Mackie, Matt Lauria, Ismael Cruz Cordova…

Miss Bala (2019), Gina Rdriguez
Miss Bala (2019), Gina Rdriguez

In Catherine Hardwicke directed crime / thriller Miss Bala, Gina Rodriguez is a beauty contest winner who ends up forced to work for a crime boss after she witnesses a murder.

Anthony Mackie, Matt Lauria and Ismael Cruz Cordova also star…

I want to find out how well Rodriguez does in the role. Fingers crossed that it’s all well executed overall.

Miss Bala Release Dates: January 25th, 2019 (US); February 8th, 2019 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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SMALLFOOT (2018): New Trailer From Channing Tatum, Zendaya, Danny DeVito…

Smallfoot (2018), Channing Tatum
Smallfoot (2018), Channing Tatum

In Smallfoot, Channing Tatum plays Migo, a Yeti convinced that the elusive creatures known as “humans” actually do exist.

Zendaya and Danny DeVito also star while Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig cowrite and direct.

As I watched this trailer a few things went through my mind. Firstly, what a brilliant idea! I totally didn’t see the twist coming. Second, How nice for Channing Tatum. Finally a movie he’s made that his young daughter can actually watch all the way through. Last but not least, of course Tatum’s character had to have great dance moves. Of course!

I’m really looking forward to this one and I’ll be careful not watch any more Smallfoot trailers because I just really want to be surprised and delighted by the film.

Additional cast includes Jimmy Tatro, Yara Shahidi, Gina Rodriguez, James Corden, LeBron James and Common.

Smallfoot Release Dates: September 28th, 2018 (US); October 5th, 2018 (UK)…

Read my spoiler free review of  Smallfoot.

Happy Film Loving

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ANNIHILATION (2018): New Trailer From Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez…

Annihilation (2018), Natalie Portman
Annihilation (2018), Natalie Portman

Annihilation is the latest movie starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac and Gina Rodriguez. Adapted from novelist Jeff VanderMeer’s best seller of the same name, Portman plays a biologist on a dangerous secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply…

There are a number reasons I want to watch this. 1.) Acting queen and all round smart woman, Natalie Portman. 2.) Alex Garland, writer and director of my favourite Alicia Vikander movie, Ex Machina (2015)  – I’m still fantasising about a sequel that I know will very likely never happen.) 3.) This trailer is great! It made me so happy that I punctuated watching it with the words ‘Yeah baby!’ and the thought, ‘This is what I’ve been waiting for.’ I’m so ready. I just hope it isn’t too similar to Arrival (2016), a movie I’m still yet to watch.

Tessa Thompson, David Gyasi, Cosmo Jarvis and Sonoya Mizuno also star.

Annihilation Release Dates: February 23rd, 2018 (US & UK)…

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THE STAR (2017): New Trailer From Keegan-Michael Key, Zachary Levi, Kristin Chenoweth, Gina Rodriguez…

The Star (2017)
The Star (2017)

Starring Keegan-Michael Key, Zachary Levi, Gina Rodriguez and Kristin Chenoweth, The Star, a new animated movie directed by  Timothy Reckart tells the story of the first Christmas, from the perspective of the animals…

I’m curious  because I want to know if the donkey in this movie will cause me to forget about one of the most famous animated donkeys of all time, at least whilst I watch this movie. I’m of course referring to ‘Donkey’ from Shrek (2001).

Ving Rhames, Anthony Anderson, Kris Kristofferson, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry also star.

The Star Release Dates: November 10th, 2017 (US); November 24th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film loving

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