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SOUL (2020): The Things I Liked…

Soul, the story of Joe Gardner, a musician who ends up transported out of his body, and has to find his way back is both what I expected it to be and not, simultaneously.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and Daveed Diggs; what stood out most about Soul is how visually well-imagined it is. The look and feel had me fully engaged. Whether it was the barber’s fantastic beard, or what the surroundings and occupants of ‘the place in between alive and dead,’ looks and feels like.

Generally, all of Soul is good. However, I enjoyed it most during the scenes when Joe was in the ‘in-between place.’ It’s the conversations and the general cleverness of the details of those moments that impressed me most. I liked these scenes so much that I found I missed the setting when the story was elsewhere.

My main issue with Soul is how unclear the messaging seemed to be at a point or two towards the end. I don’t mean the messaging at the heart of the film; the one about Joe’s evolution/emotional journey. I’m referring to some moments of dialogue that weren’t as clear or easily understood as I’d come to expect from a Disney Pixar film.

Watch Soul for the highly intriguing concept. I wouldn’t say that I found it quite as clever, satisfying or comforting as Inside Out (2015). But it is worth watching. It also helps a little if you like Jazz.

Lastly, there’s beautiful piano music that happens after Joe’s all-important gig that you probably don’t want to miss.

Happy Film Loving

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PROJECT POWER (2020): New Trailer From Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rodrigo Santoro…

Project Power (2020), Jamie Foxx, Netflix
Project Power (2020), Jamie Foxx, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Project Power (2020).


Starring Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rodrigo Santoro; Project Power is a new sci-fi/action movie focused around taking down the creators of a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes.

Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman; additional key cast includes Dominique Fishback, Machine Gun Kelly, Amy Landecker, Courtney B. Vance…

I can’t quite tell which way it’s going to go with this one. I certainly want it to be great. My fingers are therefore crossed for what’s hopefully a very pleasant surprise indeed.

Tait Fletcher, Yoshi Sudarso, Allen Maldonado, Dominique Fishback, and Casey Neistat also star.

Project Power Release Dates: August 14th, 2020 (US)

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SOUL (2020): New Trailer Starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, John Ratzenberger, Daveed Diggs…

Soul (2020), Disney Pixar
Soul (2020), Disney Pixar

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Soul (2020).


The latest trailer for Disney Pixar’s Soul, just arrived.

Starring Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, Daveed Diggs and John Ratzenberger, it’s the story of Joe Gardner, a musician who is transported out of his body and must find his way back, with the help of an infant soul.

I’m really looking forward to this one. Looks just about as comforting as one would want it to be. The premise also has me thinking about Netflix’s hit show The Good Place.

Ahmir-Khalib Thompson, and Phylicia Rashad also star.

Soul Release Dates: December 25th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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SOUL (2020): New Trailer From Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx, John Ratzenberger…

Soul (2020), Disney Pixar
Soul (2020), Disney Pixar

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Soul (2020).


Soul is the latest animated adventure from Disney Pixar starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and John Ratzenberger.

From directors  Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, Foxx plays Joe Gardner, a musician who has lost his passion for music. Joe is transported out of his body and must find his way back, with the help of an infant soul learning about herself…

Before reading the synopsis, I watched the trailer and by the end all that came out of my mouth was ‘Huh?

Now, after paying closer attention to the clues, Joe is very likely in between life and death. It looks like this will be another clever and especially moving Pixar movie and I’m definitely OK with that.

Daveed Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, and Ahmir-Khalib Thompson also star

Soul Release Dates: December 25th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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BABY DRIVER (2017): New Trailer From Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Lily James, Jamie Foxx…

Baby Driver (2017), Ansel Elgort
Baby Driver (2017), Ansel Elgort

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Baby Driver (2017)


Starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lilly James, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx and directed by Edgar Wright, Baby Driver is the new action / crime / thriller about a young getaway driver who has been coerced into taking part in a heist job that’s doomed to fail….

All that came to right away as I watched this trailer is ‘What a great role for Elgort to land‘.

I want to see this simply because it looks good. Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Flea and Sky Ferreira also star.

Baby Driver Release Dates:  August 11th, 2017 (US); August 16th, 2017 (UK); August 31st, 2017 (GER)…

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SLEEPLESS (2017): New Trailer From Jamie Foxx, Michelle Monaghan, Gabrielle Union…

Sleepless (2017), Jamie Foxx
Sleepless (2017), Jamie Foxx

In Sleepless, Jamie Foxx is a cop with criminal underworld connections and in search of his kidnapped son…

It’s a given that every movie that stars a parent searching for their kidnapped child will always make me think of Liam Neeson’s Taken (2008) – because it’s a great movie and one of my favourite movie experiences of all time. So much so that I kind wish that I had’t seen it yet so I could be thrilled afresh. I hope Sleepless is great.

Sleepless Release Dates: February 24th, 2017 (US)…

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