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PETER RABBIT 2 – THE RUNAWAY (2020): New Trailer From Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, James Corden…

Peter Rabbit 2 - The Runaway (2020), James Corden, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Peter Rabbit 2 – The Runaway (2020), James Corden, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Directed by  Will Gluck, Peter Rabbit 2 – The Runaway has a new teaser trailer starring James Corden as the rebellious rabbit who in Peter Rabbit (2018), was very determined to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. 

Additional key cast includes Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Daisy Ridley…

I’m in for the mischief and the general Britishness of it all.

Elizabeth Debicki, David, Dalip Sondhi, Taylor Ferguson, Neveen Hanna, Davina Sitaram, Andy Gathergood, Megan Smart, Monica Wong and Matt Tyzack also star.

Peter Rabbit 2 – The Runaway Release Dates: March 27th, 2020 (UK), April 3rd, 2020 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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SMALLFOOT (2018): The Thing I Liked…

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

After being told his whole life that humans don’t exist, young Yeti Migo (Channing Tatum) finds evidence to the contrary and wants all his people to know. Except that things don’t quite go as he expected.

Co-written and directed by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig, I like the way Smallfoot flips the story of Yetis and humans by telling it from the perspective of Yetis. I also appreciated what Smallfoot had to say about the errors in the ways we tend to treat those we see as very different from us and how counterproductive the lies we tell to protect can sometimes become.

With other key cast including Zendaya, Common, Danny DeVito and James Corden, in terms of the film’s general execution, I’d say it’s somewhere between OK and OK-ish. Part of the reason is that I just didn’t find the writing as fun and good as the trailer led me to expect and hope. A part of me also wishes that Smallfoot didn’t have the musical numbers. I mean, I definitely wouldn’t have minded so much if I felt that most of the songs and singing were great. 

The moment the film had me most engaged is towards the end and during the scenes when the Yetis were being pursued. If I had to pick the most memorable moment for me in the whole film, that’s definitely when a very everyday human item is amusingly referred to as ‘the scroll of invisible wisdom.’

Watch Smallfoot if you’re very, very curious.

Happy Film Loving 

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PETER RABBIT (2018): New Trailer From James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson…

Peter Rabbit (2018), James Corden
Peter Rabbit (2018), James Corden

Peter Rabbit is the film adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit determined to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. Will Gluck directs while James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson…

I did grow up reading one or two of the Peter Rabbit books but I only remember the stories vaguely. My curiosity about how much I loved the books and the general cuteness of all the animals will have me tuning in. And… I’ve always enjoyed stories about mischievous and clever animals.

Peter Rabbit Release Dates: February 9th, 2018 (US); March 16th, 2018 (UK)…

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THE EMOJI MOVIE (2017): New Trailer Starring Anna Faris, T.J. Miller, Sofia Vergara, James Corden…

The Emoji Movie (2017), Gene (Voiced by T.J. Miller)
The Emoji Movie (2017), Gene (Voiced by T.J. Miller)

Starring Anna Faris, T.J. Miller, Patrick Stewart, Sofia Vergara and James Corden, the new The Emoji Movie trailer is here and it has Gene (Miller), a multi-expressional emoji, on a journey to become a normal emoji…

I thought that as an avid user of emojis on my themoviemylife Instagram in particular, that I’d somehow automatically like a movie about cute yellow emojis. I mean, how bad could it be? I was after all completely crazy about a particular bunch of gorgeous ‘joy inducing yellow beauties’;  the minions for quite some time. I may still be obsessed, actually.  I digress. I just wish that at this point I felt more confident about this Tony Leondis directed film. I don’t know…

The Emoji Movie Release Dates: July 28th, 2017 (US); August 3rd, 2017 (UK)…

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KILL YOUR FRIENDS (2015): New Trailer Starring Nicholas Hoult, Ed Skrein & James Corden

Kill Your Friends (2015), Nicholas Hoult
Kill Your Friends (2015), Nicholas Hoult

So far it’s clear that the latest film from Nicholas Hoult, Ed Skrein and James Corden, Kill Your Friends is at least as dark as the movie’s title suggests. I like the way the trailer is quite entertaining on it’s own, without making me strongly want to watch the actual movie…

In the event that I do decide to tune in to Kill Your Friends, it’ll be to see what Hoult does with the character more than anything else. For now, something is telling me to watch American Psycho (2000) again. There’s also a desire in me to dance around like a crazy person after hearing the party music in this trailer.

Rosanna Arquette, Tom Riley and Georgia King also star.

Kill Your Friends Release Dates

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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BEGIN AGAIN (2013): For A Great Story, Good Performances, Music & New York

Begin Again (2013), Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo
Begin Again (2013), Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo

I’d been looking forward to watching Begin Again for a while. Being a big Mark Ruffalo fan is one of the reasons. The other is Keira Knightly; but really, the biggest draw of all is the story about individuals who chance upon a way to start over after things unexpectedly fall apart.

The story is great for anyone who can relate to the subject matter as well as if you’re just after a well executed drama set in New York City and with good music at the heart.

Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Yasin Bey (better known as Hip/Hop artist Mos Def) and Catherine Keener make up the very competent supporting cast.

Written and directed by John Carney, Begin Again is a  universal story beautifully told. The family element, especially the father / daughter relationship between Ruffalo and Seinfeld’s characters is a lovely highlight, as is what James Corden achieves in his role.

Begin Again (2013), Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, James Corden
Begin Again (2013), Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, James Corden

Watch it because it’s good and because you can’t be in New York City right now but you really want to be.  In case you find yourself worrying about Keira Knightley’s singing, it’s admittedly not the best but it also isn’t bad enough to kill the film.

Happy Begin Again 🙂

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