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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017): The Things I Loved…

The Greatest Showman (2017): Rebecca Ferguson
The Greatest Showman (2017): Rebecca Ferguson

I still haven’t seen even half of the very highly rated musicals out there – and I doubt I will. Especially since musicals aren’t my favourite genre. However, to my surprise, I’ve found my most loved musical to date in The Greatest Showman.

Based on the true story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create the mesmerising spectacle known as the circus, I found so much to love about this film. The music – of course, the costumes, humour, choreography, performances and themes; I enjoyed it all.

I found that I appreciate The Greatest Showman even more because of the way it speaks to the part of me that chooses to live life on my own terms, regardless of what society expects of me. This is a film about a person who took the risk and followed his vision to make his dreams a reality. In this way, director Michael Gracey’s film belongs in the same entrepreneurship loving space that Jon Favreau’s Chef (2014) occupies in my heart.

It’s generally no secret that the real P.T. Barnum wasn’t exactly a perfect human being. Additionally, not every character in this film actually existed. Yet my, oh my is this version of the story beautiful.

Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Zendeya and Michelle Williams all deliver good performances. As does Rebecca Ferguson. Particularly the moment we all get to hear her character’s singing voice. A scene that is arguably the most arresting. A true wow moment. 

You’ve very already seen this but if you haven’t, watch The Greatest Showman for all the seemingly endless reasons above and you may just find yourself inspired. 

Happy Film Loving

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MISSING LINK (2019): New Trailer From Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Emma Thompson, Zach Galifianakis…

Mr Link (2019), Zach Galifianakis
Mr Link (2019), Zach Galifianakis

From writer / director Chris Butler, Missing Link is the story of Mr. Link and his adventures with explorer Sir Lionel Frost and adventurer Adelina Fortnight. The three of them travel the world in search of Mr Link’s relatives.

Key cast includes, Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zack Galifianakis, Emma Thompson…

I’m in because of the impressive cast and the promise of something a little different to the Disney Pixar stories I often enjoy.

Timothy Olyphant, Matt Lucas, Amrita Acharia, Stephen Fry and David Walliams also star.

Missing Link Release Dates: April 12th, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE FRONT RUNNER (2018): New Trailer From Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, Sara Paxton, J.K. Simmons…

The Front Runner (2018), Hugh Jackman
The Front Runner (2018), Hugh Jackman

Starring Hugh Jackman, J.K. Simmons, Sara Paxton and Vera Farmiga, The Front runner is a new Jason Reitman directed biography / drama about American Senator Gary Hart and his 1988 presidential campaign. A campaign that was soon embroiled in scandal…

I knew absolutely nothing about Gary Hart before this trailer. I’m a very little bit intrigued by him but, it’s really the chance to see Jackman do a great job that will have me tuning in.

Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Ephraim, Courtney Ford and Ari Graynor also star.

The Front Runner Release Dates: November 7th, 2018 (US); January 25th, 2019 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017): New Trailer From Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendeya, Michelle Williams…

The Greatest Showman (2017), Zac Efron, High Jackman
The Greatest Showman (2017), Zac Efron, High Jackman

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Greatest Showman (2017)


The Greatest Showman tells the story of P.T. Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create the mesmerising spectacle known as the circus.

Directed by Michael Gracey; Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendeya and Michelle Williams star…

I’m not the biggest fan of musicals but I like the cast too much to ignore this. There’s also the romance of it all, of course.

Paul Sparks, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Diahann Carroll also star.

The Greatest Showman Release Dates: December 25th, 2017 (US); January 1st, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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LOGAN (2017): Great New Trailer From Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook…

Logan (2017), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine)
Logan (2017), Hugh Jackman (Wolverine)

Logan is the new Wolverine movie coming in March 2017. The trailer is mighty and stars Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook and Sienna Novikov.

Directed by James Mangold, Logan is set in  a time where the X-Men are no more (2024) and Logan (Wolverine) plus Professor Charles Xavier must find another way to save the world…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

This Logan trailer is like no other superhero movie trailer I’ve ever seen and I love it! It represents difference that I hadn’t been fully aware of needing. It’s also a beautifully paced and scored emotional journey.

Some of my thoughts as everything unfolded include, ‘Wow! This is dark, kind of depressingly so’. Then I was moved by how well constructed the trailer is and I found myself even more taken-over with the joy of seeing Logan find reason to continue when he thought none existed.  Poetry, I tell you!  Now I just really want to see Wolverine and the X-Men do their thing.

Richard E. Grant, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Stephen Merchant and Eriq La Salle also star.

Logan Release Dates: March 2nd, 2017 (UK & GER); March 3rd, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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EDDIE THE EAGLE (2016): New Trailer Starring Hugh Jackman & Taron Egerton

Eddie The Eagle (2016), Taron Egerton
Eddie The Eagle (2016), Taron Egerton

Everybody loves a story where the underdog triumphs in the face of great doubt – and so comes the film of Eddie (‘The Eagle’) Edwards, Great Britain’s first Olympic Ski Jumper…

Starring Christopher Walken, Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman and Jim Broadbent, I’m looking forward to this movie because the message is one we can all use from time to time. I’m also excited about the comedy – and I’m not just referring to Taron Egerton’s facial hair.

Eddie The Eagle is directed by Dexter Fletcher. If you didn’t already know, he played the rather memorable ‘Soap’ (the Chef) in one of my favourite British films, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998).

Release Date (s): February 26th, 2016 (US), April 1st, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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