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MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN (2019): New Trailer From Edward Norton, BRUCE WILLIS, Willem Dafoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw…

Motherless Brooklyn (2019), Edward Norton, Warner Bros. Pictures
Motherless Brooklyn (2019), Edward Norton, Warner Bros. Pictures

Motherless Brooklyn story of Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely 1950s New York private detective afflicted with Tourette’s Syndrome. Armed only with a few clue and his obsessive mind, Lionel is determined to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis).

Additional key cast includes Willem Dafoe Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Leslie Mann, Alec Baldwin…

I like the first 30 seconds of this trailer most and I’m curious about how Lionel will use his unique mind to solve his friend’s murder.

Fingers crossed for an engaging t experience throughout.

Ethan Suplee, Michael Kenneth Williams, Bobby Cannavale, Dallas Roberts, Fisher Stevens, Cherry Jones and Robert Wisdom also star.

Motherless Brooklyn Release Dates: November 1st, 2019 (US) November 30th, 2019 (UK)…

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THE MORNING SHOW (2019): New trailer From Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Duplass, Steve Carell…

The Morning Show (2019), Jennifer Aniston, Apple TV
The Morning Show (2019), Jennifer Aniston, Apple TV

The Morning Show is a new Apple TV series starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Steve Carell and Mark Duplass.

Set in the wake of a major scandal at an early morning news channel, The Morning Show follows the unique challenges faced by the men and women we trust to tell the truth, and what happens when they prove themselves to be dishonest…

Aniston and Witherspoon on screen together; that’s a key reason I’m looking forward to this one. I’m a fan of Carell, Mark Duplass and Gugu Mbatha-Raw too, of course.

I was also listening quite closely when Crudup’s character said ‘Watching a beloved woman’s breakdown is timeless American entertainment.’ Now I know that I can’t wait to see how said woman will be fighting back.

The Morning Show brings to mind Gabrielle Union’s Being Mary Jane. I’m curious about the ways it’ll be different.

Nestor Carbonell, Karen Pittman, Bel Powley, Victoria Tate, Desean Terry, Shari Belafonte, Katherine Ko and Ian Gomez also star.

The Morning Show Release Date

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FARMING (2018): New Trailer From Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Damson Idris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje…

Farming (2018), Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, Lionsgate
Farming (2018), Kate Beckinsale, Damson Idris, Lionsgate

Kate Beckinsale, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Damson Idris and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s new film, Farming is not going to be an easy one to watch.

It’s the story of a young Nigerian boy, ‘farmed out’ by his parents to a white British family in the hope of a better future.

Based on writer / director Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje’s actual life, instead of things going as his parents dreamed, Akinnuoye-Agbaje becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang…

A beyond heart breaking story that is at the core, a tale of survival, I intend to watch this. I’ll just make sure I’m not already having a bad day when I do. Knowing that Akinnuoye-Agbaje made it through is what makes me even more determined to dedicate the required time. I can’t wait to find out how he got to the other side of hate.

Jaime Winstone, John Dagleish, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Ann Mitchell, Genevieve Nnaji and Skye Lourie also star.

Farming Release Dates: October 11th, 2019 (UK)…

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IRREPLACEABLE YOU (2018): It’s…

Irreplaceable You (2018), Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Irreplaceable You (2018), Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Regardless of how much I wished and hoped, Irreplaceable You which stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman is not a good movie.  However sweet the premise of the love story may be and as tragic as the story’s end is, the execution was not satisfying.

It’s odd to say this of a movie about a young couple whose love story is cut short by terminal illness but, I kept thinking where’s the heart, the soul? Why am I not connecting to this story – let alone the characters?

Overall, I don’t think I really bought much of what was happening throughout. My viewing session kept being interrupted by thoughts of ‘this is not great’ and ‘The Fault In Our Stars (2014)’ did a much better job of telling a similar story.

What I know for sure is that story editing, the writing, cliches and perhaps insufficient chemistry between the two leads has something to do with why Irreplaceable You isn’t great. There were a few moments where I thought ‘this is where it takes a turn and gets better’ but it never did.

If I had to pick a thing or two I liked, I’d say the moment in Central Park during the ‘Did you know’ game because I learned one or two things I didn’t already know. There’s also Jacki Weaver. However small the part or disappointing a film, ‘Queen Weaver’ never seems to give a bad performance. I haven’t watched all her movies, of course but I always buy everything she’s selling. The Voices (2014)for example.

 The Fault In Our Stars, definitely watch that instead. Really.

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IRREPLACEABLE YOU (2018): New Trailer From Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman, Christopher Walken…

Irreplaceable you (2018), Michiel Huisman, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Irreplaceable you (2018), Michiel Huisman, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Irreplaceable You is a Stephanie Laing directed romance / comedy / drama about a couple for whom ’till death do us part’ is coming coming much sooner than expected.

Key cast includes Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman and Christopher Walken.

I’m in for the comedy and romance. No doubt I’m also going to ‘boohoo’ quite a bit The story rather demands it.

I had no idea that I’d just been looking at Michiel Huisman of The Age of Adaline (2015) and Game of Thrones until 1:09 into this trailer. Perhaps the people behind Superman are correct, spectacles are quite the disguise.

Claire Holt, Jacki Weaver, Brian Tyree Henry, Tamara Tunie and SteveCoogan also star.

Irreplaceable You Release Dates: February 16th, 2018 (US)…

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A WRINKLE IN TIME (2018): New Trailer From Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw…

A Wrinkle In Time (2018), Oprah Winfrey
A Wrinkle In Time (2018), Oprah Winfrey

Fantasy / adventure, A Wrinkle In Time is a story about a young girl called Meg. Meg is sent into space with her brother and a friend by three peculiar beings.  Together they must venture there to find Meg’s scientist father after his sudden disappearance. Directed by Ava DuVernay; A Wrinkle In Time stars Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw…

Reasons to watch this movie include the story, which is completely new to me, the magic, the talented cast and the beautiful visuals. I’m liking Oprah Winfrey as the voice of the narrator, as well as the hint of a vibe similar to Alice In Wonderland and The Wizard Of Oz. 

Mindy Kaling, Zach Galifianakis,  Michael Peña, Bellamy Young and André Holland also star.

A Wrinkle In Time Release Dates: March 9th, 2018 (US), 23rd March, 2018 (UK)…

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THE WHOLE TRUTH (2016): New Trailer From Keanu Reeves, Rene Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw…

The Whole Truth (2016), Keanu Reeves
The Whole Truth (2016), Keanu Reeves

The Whole Truth is the latest movie directed by Courtney Hunt and starring Keanu Reeves, Rene Zellweger and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

Essentially a courtroom drama, the story centres around the ruth yet to be revealed in a story where a son is standing trial for the murder of his father, but should he be. That is the one of the questions…

I’m hoping that the payoff at the end of this movie is worth it. I say this because the cast is great but is the overall story  execution worthy of the talent? I wish I felt more confident after watching this trailer. Here’s to hoping I get to eat my words.

The Whole Truth Release Dates: October 21st, 2016 (US)…

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MISS SLOANE (2016): New Trailer Starring Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jake Lacy…

Miss Sloane (2016), Jessica Chastain
Miss Sloane (2016), Jessica Chastain

Miss Sloane is the story of an ambitious lobbyists’s efforts to pass gun control legislation in the United states. Starring Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jake Lacy, the movie is directed by John Madden of Shakespeare In Love (1998) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)…

I was really wanting to be more excited about this film after learning of the subject matter but this trailer doesn’t have me as desperate to see the movie as I’d hoped. I hope my lack of enthusiasm will be proven misplaced. Maybe it’s the knowledge that there’s currently very little, if any success in the US where gun control legislation is concerned.

I can’t help but wonder about that time in the future when a movie like this will be based on a true story and the result will be a very welcome change for everyone who knows that they way things currently stand isn’t good enough.

Miss Sloane Release Dates: December 9th, 2016 (US)…

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