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THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGG (2018): New Trailer For Coen Brothers Movie Starring James Franco, Liam Neeson…

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The Coen Brothers’s latest movie The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs features six different storylines about the American frontier that all centre on a man named Buster Scruggs.

James Franco, Liam Neeson, David Krumholtz, Brendan Gleeson and Zoe Kazan are among the stars…

I can’t say that this trailer has me especially excited since very little happens in it. Nevertheless, it was great seeing Liam Neeson pop up. Overall though, it’s really my love for Ethan and Joel Coen’s previous movies, namely True Grit (2010) and No Country For Old Men (2007) that are the real reasons I’m open to watching this.

Matthew Willig, Tim Blake Nelson, Saul Rubinek and Tom Waits also star.

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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KIN (2018): New Trailer From Zoë Kravitz, James Franco, Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Denis Quaid…

Kin (2018), Myles Truitt  
Kin (2018), Myles Truitt

In Kin, a recently released ex-con and his teenage brother are forced to go on the run from a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers. And their only protection is a weapon of mysterious origin.

Written / directed by  Josh Baker and Jonathan Baker; Zoë Kravitz, Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Denis Quaid and James Franco star…

I’m in in because it looks different, this is a good trailer and I’m partial to good stories about siblinghood.

Kin, Release Dates: August 31st, 2018 (US)…

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THE VAULT (2017): New Trailer From James Franco, Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood…

The Vault (2017), James Franco
The Vault (2017), James Franco

Co-written and directed by Dan Bush, The Vault is a scary movie / thriller about two estranged sisters who are forced to rob a bank in order to save their brother. Starring James Franco, Taryn Manning and Francesca Eastwood, what the sisters don’t know is that very little will go according to plan…

I’m likely to give this scary movie a chance because of Franco. I don’t watch horror films often enough to really know for sure but it appears as though horror is becoming a genre that mainstream movie stars are more and more interested to work in. Fingers crossed that this one is great. I’m going to admit that a small part of me is intrigued because of Franco’s moustache…

The Vault Release Dates: September 1st, 2017 (US); September 8th, 2017 (UK)…

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THE DISASTER ARTIST (2017): New Trailer From James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Zac Efron…

The Disaster Artis (2017), James Franco
The Disaster Artis (2017), James Franco

Starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Dave Franco, Alison Brie and Zac Efron – to name just a few, The Disaster Artist is a drama / comedy  that tells the real life story of writer/director Tommy Wiseau. Wiseau is the man behind what is often referred to as ‘The Citizen Kane of Bad Movies,’ The Room (2003).

Directed by James Franco, The Disaster Artist chronicles the troubled development and eventual cult success of  Wiseau’s film…

I’m hoping that this will be great considering how odd and entertaining this trailer is. I’ll tune in also because the James Franco / Seth Rogen partnership has never, ever let me down.

All I need to decide now is whether it’s worth trying to watch The Room before seeing this movie, or not.

The Disaster Artist Release Dates: December 8th, 2017 (US); 2017 (UK)…

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WHY HIM (2016): The Things I Liked…

Why Him (2016), Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, James Franco
Why Him (2016), Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, James Franco

I’ve always enjoyed James Franco in comedy roles more so than I do his dramatic work. I loved the trailer for Why Him which was well paced and fun, It also contained a healthy handful of good jokes and well placed expletives.

Fast forward to the movie, it could be argued that there’s an unnecessary level of cuss words, though I’d say not too uncomfortably gratuitous. Some scenes were a tad awkward and could have moved along more quickly, but overall I had a good time.

The soundtrack, Franco’s billionaire filterless character’s charm, Keegan Michael-Key’s fun estate manager and  peculiar ‘European’ accent are key highlights.

I also enjoyed the way Megan Mullally’s Barb responds to Franco’s Laird. My favourite of her lines being ‘Quite the outdoorsman.’ Watch it and see why that line is so perfect when it’s delivered – and for the rest of the good jokes. That’s assuming that all those colourful expletives haven’t scared you off, of course.

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IN DUBIOUS BATTLE (2016): New Trailer From Nat Wolff, James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Selena Gomez…

In Dubious Battle (2016), Byan Cranston
In Dubious Battle (2016), Byan Cranston

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it before on here, but I’m quite the emotional being. Precisely within 30 seconds of hitting play on the new trailer for In Dubious Battle, my eyeballs were near enough swimming in their sockets. All about an activist (Franco) fighting in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s, the cast for In Dubious Battle is pretty impressive. To name just a few we have Ed Harris, Robert Duvall, Vincent D’Onofrio, Nat Wolff and Selena Gomez. The movie is directed by and starring James Franco…

I’m quite sure that I saw another trailer for this movie a few months ago, but it did very little for me. It’s pretty damn amazing what a fresh edit can do, no?

Analeigh Tipton and Josh Hutcherson also star.

In Dubious Battle Release Dates

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ALIEN – COVENANT (2017): New Trailer From Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Carmen Ejogo…

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Alien – Covenant (2017), Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender, James Franco and Carmen Ejogo’s Ridley Scott directed new movie Alien – Covenant has an an excellently terrifying new trailer…

I remember being absolutely terrified after watching the original Alien 1979 movie. Maybe, just maybe I’ll be brave for this. Either that or this trailer is as far as my ‘peaceful sleep loving’ behind is going to get. 2017 still could  be a year in which I surprise myself…

Alien – Covenant is the second chapter in a prequel trilogy that began with PROMETHEUS, and is linked to the original  Alien movie.

Katherine Waterston and also star

Alien – Covenant Release Dates: May 19th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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SAUSAGE PARTY (2016) Movie Review: Filthy Goodness…

Sausage Party (2016), Seth Rogen - Frank (Voice), Michael Cera - Barry (Voice)
Sausage Party (2016), Seth Rogen – Frank (Voice), Michael Cera – Barry (Voice)

Finding out the truth about one’s existence isn’t just a journey important for humans. Frank the sausage from Shopwell’s supermarket has heard some extremely disturbing news about what happens after he and his fellow food product friends are chosen and taken out of Shopwell’s and into ‘the great beyond.’ So begins the mad food horror / comedy / adventure that is Sausage Party, the latest from writing partners Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Starring Rogen, Michael Cera, Kristen Wiig, Nick Kroll, Jonah Hill, and many more, I found Sausage Party entertaining and definitely filthy. It’s the clever and well written wordplay that makes the comedy. The film’s general look and animation style is another personal highlight. I particularly love the walks of Teresa Del Taco and Frank’s girlfriend Brenda. Yes, we’re  talking about animation here but the sexiness is really, undeniable. Then there’s the  villainous Douche who is nicely played by Nick Kroll (probably my favourite of his roles, ever).

There’s no writing about Sausage Party without mentioning the, let’s say… ‘good times’ that happen towards the very end. WOW! That’s a great word for it.

Sausage Party (2016), Salma Hayek - Teresa Del Taco
Sausage Party (2016), Salma Hayek – Teresa Del Taco (Voice)

After thinking a few times, ‘How on earth are they going to end this?’as the movie played, I’m not mad at what actually happens at the very end – because how else could they have wrapped it up, really? Especially since food is ultimately for eating,  potatoes need peeling and no one should ever take ill treatment.

In terms of the things I was at odds with, Sausage Party features some commentary on religion that feels a little odd and out of place. However, at the same time it makes some sense for a world where food both talks and thinks. Nevertheless, it still didn’t quite fit somehow.

 Watch this movie for the smartly written filthy, fun dialogue and the general madness of it all.

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