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ODE TO JOY (2019): New Trailer From Martin Freeman, Morena Baccarin, Jake Lacy, Melissa Rauch…

Ode To Joy (2019), Morena Baccarin, Martin Freeman, IFC Films
Ode To Joy (2019), Morena Baccarin, Martin Freeman, IFC Films

New comedy Ode To Joy stars Martin Freeman, Morena Baccarin, Jake Lacy and Melissa Rauch.

A Jason Winer directed film, at the centre of the story is Charlie. (Freeman). Whenever Charlie experiences strong emotions – namely joy, a sudden bout of paralysis occurs. As a result, Charlie has developed techniques to avoid too much happiness and pleasure . It all appears to be working, but then he falls in love…

The premise is simply too interesting for me to ignore. I myself can’t quite imagine a life devoid of joy. I therefore can’t wait to see how Charlie’s story unfolds. I’d actually watch this movie right this very minute if that were an option.

Ellis Rubin, Jane Curtin, Shannon Woodward, Jackie Seiden, Adam Shapiro, Tyler Bourke, Jason Altman and Alex Perez also star.

Ode To Joy Release Dates: August 9th, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

G

CAROL (2015): The Thing I Liked…

Carol (2015), Cate Blanchett
Carol (2015), Cate Blanchett

Set in 1950s New York, Carol is a story of the romantic love between an aspiring photographer and an older woman.

Directed by Todd Haynes and starring Cate Blanchett (‘Queen Blanchett’, in my heart) and Rooney Mara, I enjoyed the film most for the beautiful musical score, the make-up, costume and the general look and feel  of New York in the 50s.

Carol has some well-executed tense moments, especially considering the forbidden and often unspoken nature of the love between Blanchett and Mara’s characters. I did also find myself feeling a little detached from the story; something I blame on the film taking too long to reveal the true cause / nature of the tensions between Carol and her husband. I did eventually become less detached, particularly as the feminist theme became more and more apparent – by which point I felt terribly sorry for Carol and Therese, given their circumstances and society at the time.

Watch Carol for the story, because it’s beautiful and you never know, you may be inspired to try harder with your personal style after looking at the costumes in this movie. I was certainly inspired. That is until the next morning when I awoke and took a close look at my to-do list and priorities.  

Happy Film Loving

G

THEIR FINEST (2017): New Trailer From Sam Claflin, Gemma Aterton, Bill Nighy…

Their Finest (2017), Sam Claflin, Gemma Aterton
Their Finest (2017), Sam Claflin, Gemma Aterton

Sam Claflin, Gemma Aterton and Bill Nighy are the stars of Their Finest, a Lone Schefig directed drama / comedy / romance set during World War II. The story focuses on a British film crew tasked with making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg to help boost morale…

I’ll be tuning in for the comedy and to witness the extent of the sexism of those times. I’m not quite in the mood for the romance just now, no doubt that’s going to change, I’m certain of it.

Their Finest Release Dates: March 24th, 2017 (US); April 21st, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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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)…

Happy Film Loving

G

LOVE THE COOPERS (2015): For Weekend Easy Viewing With A Side Of Romance

Christmas With The Coopers (2015), Olivia Wilde, Jake Lacy
Christmas With The Coopers (2015), Olivia Wilde, Jake Lacy

I would describe Love The Coopers as less like Elf (2003) and more like ABC TV series, Brothers & Sisters.

Directed by Jessie Nelson and starring John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Ed Helms, and Steve Martin, I’d say that Love The Coopers is one of those holiday films that reminds you that every family has its unpleasant tensions and challenging relationships. But the good news is, the tense moments are wisely interspersed with humour and cheer.

The character Olivia Wilde plays is my favourite, partly because I find Wilde rather likeable in real life, but mostly I relate most to aspects of her character above the others in the movie.

I was in the mood to watch something that didn’t demand too much from me and that’s exactly what I got with this movie. Love The Coopers probably won’t make my top 10 favourite Christmas movies list, but it is easy relaxing viewing with a side of romance – and one can always make a little time for something like that.

Anthony Mackie, Jake Lacy, Amanda Seyfried and Marisa Tomei also star.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

CAROL (2015): New Trailer Starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara

Carol (2015), Cate Blanchett
Carol (2015), Cate Blanchett

There is one reason it took me a while to write about Carol, the latest Todd Haynes directed film starring my favourite; Cate Blanchett and the also generously gifted Rooney Mara. I haven’t really liked the trailers that came before. But a month or so has passed since the first and now comes  this really very beautiful version…

I love this online trailer because a good job was done with the editing and music. I also particularly like the fact that I could quite easily ignore the ‘textual interruptions’ since the footage was still visible in the background. What a wonderful compromise.

I’ll be watching because of the super acting talent, what looks like breathtaking cinematography and the story about the experience of two individuals in a time when life wasn’t as easy for them as it should have been.

Carol is based on the novel, The price Of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.

Release Date (s): November 20th, 2015 (US), November 27th, 2015 (UK), December 17th, 2015 (GER), January 13th, 2016 (FRA)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

LOVE THE COOPERS (2015): New Christmas Trailer Starring Ed Helms & Olivia Wilde

Love The Coopers (2015), Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried,
Love The Coopers (2015), Ed Helms, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried,

Summer isn’t over yet but if you didn’t already know, it’s time for the Christmas movie trailer. Love The Coopers is the first one I’ve  seen for 2015…

Does it look refreshing different? No but it does look like the Jessie Nelson directed seasonal film will provide precisely the mildly amusing yet heartwarming entertainment one can enjoy after stuffing ones face on the lord’s special day.

The cast list includes familiar names like Olivia Wilde, Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei and Anthony Mackie.

Out November 2015 (U.S.) and December 2015 (U.K.)

Happy Love The Coopers 🙂

G