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GREED (2019): New Trailer From Steve Coogan, Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield, David Mitchell…

Greed (2019), Steve Coogan, Film4
Greed (2019), Steve Coogan, Film4

Starring Steve Coogan, Isla Fisher, Asa Butterfield and David Mitchell, Greed is a new Michael Winterbottom written / directed satire about the world of the super-rich.

Set in the celebrity filled world of luxury fashion, the comedy / drama is centred around the build up to a sixtieth birthday party in Mykonos, Greece…

A part of me wants to see this for Coogan’s character’s teeth alone. Mostly however, it’s the humour that has me interested. That and an inside look into the life of the super rich.

I wonder who this is really based on / inspired by…

Shirley Henderson, Jamie Blackley, Sarah Solemani, Pearl Mackie, Enzo Cilenti, Shanina Shaik, Polly Kemp and Asim Chaudhry also star.

Greed Release Dates: February 21st, 2020 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC (2009): The Thing I Liked…

Confessions Of A Shopaholic (2009), Isla Fisher
Confessions Of A Shopaholic (2009), Isla Fisher

Confessions Of A Shopaholic is a P.J. Hogan directed comedy / romance about Rebecca (Isla Fisher), a college graduate who lands a job as a financial journalist. Rebecca’s job requires that she advises others about money; the only thing is, she doesn’t quite have her own finances together.

Being in the mood for an ‘easy viewing’ movie experience, film that didn’t ask too much of me is a key reason I watched Confessions Of A Shopaholic. It’s certainly not the best romantic comedy out there. Yet it has some charm. My favourite moment features John Goodman. Particularly when his character is seen dancing and it’s the punch line for one of the jokes in the movie. I also quite enjoyed Kristen Scott Thomas’s character as the Editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine. 

As for the fashion, there is a certain purple frilly top / dress seen towards the end of the movie that I liked. However something tells me that had I also fallen in love with more of the clothes featured, perhaps the whole film experience would be that little bit more memorable. Rather than mainly feeling like a mixture of scenarios that brought to mind similar situations that I’d already enjoyed watching in other movies. 

Whether you’re a shopaholic or not, there’s probably a little something to appreciate in Hogan’s film. Even if that thing is the general existence of movies that don’t ask too much of you.

Watch it if you’re curious.

Happy Film Loving 

G

THE BEACH BUM (2019): New Trailer From Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, Martin Lawrence…

The Beach Bum (2019), Matthew McConaughey
The Beach Bum (2019), Matthew McConaughey

The Beach Bum is a new Harmony Korine written / directed comedy about a rebellious stoner living life by his own rules.

Key cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, Martin Lawrence…

I like the cast of this movie and that’s the reason I have a little hope about how it may turn out… fingers, toes and everything crossed!

The Beach Bum Release Dates: March 22nd, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES (2016): The Thing I Liked…

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016), Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher
Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016), Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher

I sat down to watch Keeping Up With The Joneses without any grand expectations and that’s probably the best way to go into it, should you choose to do so. Starring John Hamm, Gal Gadot, Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher, I found this Greg Mottola directed action / comedy only mildly funny.

There are indeed a couple of moments that made the experience less regrettable. The first being the nicely executed snake scene in the Chinese restaurant. The second is when Galifianakis’s character makes a joke at the expense of the British. It could be that I found it particularly hilarious because the United Kingdom is home. More likely though, it’s Galifianakis’s excellent comic timing and delivery. Beyond these two scenes, everything else about Keeping Up With The Joneses just felt like cheap filler because it wasn’t that good.

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016), Gal Gadot, John Hamm
Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016), Gal Gadot, John Hamm

One last good thing Mottola’s movie did is remind me that Wonder Woman (2017), my most highly anticipated movie of this year will be here in not too many months. I for one cannot wait to see its star Gal Gadot do her thing.

Happy Film Loving

G

THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY (2016): New Comedy Trailer From Sacha Baron Cohen & Mark Strong

The Brothers Grimsby (2016), Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong
The Brothers Grimsby (2016), Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong

I’m a fan of Mark Strong, not just because of the bass in his voice – even though it helps. I love Sacha Baron Cohen because he’s a comedy great. In 2016 both actors will star as brothers in the Louis Leterrier directed comedy, The Brothers Grimsby

I’m excited because I’ve really missed and comedy antics of Mr Baron Cohen and looking at this trailer, something tells me he’s not going to disappoint.

Rebel Wilson, Isla Fisher and Penelope Cruz also star.

Release Date (s): March 4th 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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