House of Gucci; director Ridley Scott’s latest crime/drama/thriller is all about the highly ambitious Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga). Specifically, her impact on the Gucci family fashion empire. The kind of impact that ends up leading to betrayal, murder and revenge.
Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Jack Huston are among the key cast.
I actually saw the initial teaser trailer for this movie several weeks ago, but I wasn’t especially excited then.
Now that trailer two is here, I’m still uncertain about how it will turn out. I mean, the seemingly unnecessary prosthetics, how overly dramatic it strangely feels, and if I’m fully honest, I’m in two minds about Gaga as Patrizia.
Still, I remain hopeful. Especially since this is a Scott movie, and I love Salma Hayek. Also, it should be interesting to see a version of the Gucci story that will help me relearn why, if I recall correctly, none of the Gucci family owns Gucci anymore.
Are you excited about House of Gucci?
Mãdãlina Ghenea, Camille Cottin, Reeve Carney, Eva Moore, Edouard Philipponnat, Vincent Riotta, Bianca Nappi, Luca Chikovani, Livio Beshir, and Johanna Santos also star.
As many can imagine, a thriller starring Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto is the kind that’s highly unlikely to disappoint, especially on the performance front.
All three Academy award-winning actors were great in their roles. I particularly enjoyed the tension-filled dynamic between Washington and Malek’s characters. I also happened to like the way Malek walks in this movie, but that’s neither here nor there.
Performances and walks aside, The Little Thingsis very unlikely to be what you expect. Writer/director John Lee Hancock’s serial killer movie is engaging and suspenseful; especially at the start. Yet, even though I appreciated the story that Hancock chose to tell, the way the film’s unexpected difference is executed resulted in a storytelling experience that left me feeling disappointed and unsatisfied.
To be clear, I’m not dissatisfied because I didn’t get the ending I wanted. I’m left wanting because the story structure did a less than satisfactory job of managing my expectations.
Besides the already mentioned high points of this movie, one of the biggest positives of The Little Things, for me, is the musical score; the sound of which you’ll recognise, particularly if you enjoyed and or replayed the impressive trailer as much as I did.
The Little Things is a movie you watch if you’re curious about the performances. And to find out how it’s different from what you typically expect from a serial killer movie, should you be so curious.
Jared Leto, Denzel Washington and Rami Malek are the stars of new thriller The Little Things.
From writer/director John Lee Hancock; the story follows two cops in their efforts to track down a serial killer.
A very good trailer. I like the music almost as much as I love seeing the names Washington, Leto and Malek on one cast list.
For a moment there, I thought Washington was playing the serial killer. I say ‘thought’ but I’m still not sure. It’s almost too scary if he is, isn’t it? I can’t wait for the truth to be revealed. Oh, and yes, Leto is wearing a prosthetic nose.
Sofia Vassilieva, Natalie Morales, Tom Hughes, Michael Hyatt, Chris Bauer, Terry Kinney, Jason James Richter, Stephanie Erb and John Harlan Kim also star.
The Outsider tells the story of an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza (transnational organized crimesyndicate) during post-WWII Japan.
Directed by Martin Zandvliet; the key cast includes Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shîna…
I’m always ready for some slick onscreen badassery. Therefore, having seen this trailer, I’m now even more excited about the The Equalizer (2014) sequel because towards the end of Leto’s trailer, I was reminded of my favourite scene in The Equalizer. The one that involves a very swift move with a gun.
May this please be one of the better Netflix movies.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve, one of my favourite directors recently; starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Sylvia Hoeks, Blade Runner 2049is likely my favourite movie of 2017.Just like the 1982 film, the pace of the story and action started a tad on the slow side but it really just got better and better as time passed.
Set thirty years from 2019, this sequel focuses on a young blade runner’s discovery of a long-buried secret that leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard (Ford). This may sound like a simplistic synopsis but rest assured, the story is highly engaging.
The various things I like about Villeneuve’s movie include the way Gosling’s character and all the replicants moved and fought; their general physicality was so fun to watch. I also loved the costumes. Now, this part is going to sound odd but I definitely also really enjoyed how easily the tears fell out of the eyes of the characters that cried. Why on earth, you may wonder? Well, one of the reasons is that I dislike quite intensely when tearless ‘crying’ happens on film and in life. If your tear ducts are in good working order and you produce no tears as you ‘cry’, then you’re quite simply lying. Lying through your filthy un-moistened eyeballs! And no, dehydration is not an adequate excuse.
My serious issues with ‘bad crying’ aside, the acting is really quite brilliant. For example, Jared Leto’s part is a small one but my, oh my is it memorable and impactful. The main female replicant played by Hoeks is just fantastic! I really loved her! She had such brilliant physicality and I couldn’t help but see her as a representation of a strong ‘woman’ in charge. So much so that I pretty much felt empowered throughout, just by looking at her.
Goslings acting range has been questioned by some people who argue that he generally plays the same moody roles over and over again. The thought hadn’t really crossed my mind until I heard this. All I can say now is, Gosling is great in Blade Runner 2049. I bought every single second of his character’s emotional journey – to the point where by the end, I felt pretty badly for him.
Villeneuve managed to capture the same moodiness and well imagined dystopian aesthetic present in the first film, but of course using present day technology. I’m so happy that I didn’t see all the story twists and turns coming. There really isn’t much about this movie that I don’t like. Of course I must mention the stunning cinematography that’s synonymous with Villeneuve’s films.
The slowish start aside, watch it because it’s really rather good. Something tells me that I enjoyed the story even more simply because I’d only just watched the original for the first time the previous night.
The new highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 movie is coming in October 2017. Directed by Denis Villeneuve; starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto and Harrison Ford, I’m quite sure that you’ve already seen the visual feast that is the films trailer.
Still, it’s worth it to scroll on through the following beautiful images that showcase some of the gorgeous cinematography.
Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas and Jared Leto, the sequel for Blade Runner (1982) is coming in 2017.
In the new instalment, the year is 2049 – three decades after the events of the original film, there’s a new blade runner in town and after he unearths a long standing and potentially dangerous secret, he must seek out the original blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years…
Is it bad that a massive film enthusiast such as myself has never watched Blade Runner? Even worse perhaps, I actually thought it was an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.
Whatever the answer, now that one of my favourite directors of recent years is attached to this film along with Gosling, I know I really need to get firmly on board because I may actually be missing out in a major way.