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BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (2018): The Things I Liked…

Bad Times At The El Royale (2018), Jon Hamm, 20th Century Fox
Bad Times At The El Royale (2018), Jon Hamm, 20th Century Fox

Set in a rundown hotel with a dark past, Bad Times At Hotel El Royale, the story of seven strangers with secrets to bury and one last shot at redemption is a movie I can’t say I enjoyed a lot. 

There were moments of beautiful cinematography and the absolutely divine brown suede coat on Dakota Johnson’s characters back. I also liked the pay-off in regards to the story of Mile’s Miller, the one hotel employee and what he was found to be capable of. Even though all the characters were well-acted, it was only really Miles Miller, the one hotel employee who’s story most intrigued me, and luckily, kind of paid off in a way that thrilled and surprised.

Where scenes are concerned, the one when Cynthia Erivo’s Darlene completely verbally sizes up Chris Hemsworth’s Billy Lee. That’s a great moment because of the dialogue and Billy Lee’s inability to deny the truth.

As for what I liked quite a bit less in director Drew Goddard’s film, I didn’t enjoy the way the story was structured. I was annoyed by how pointless continuing to watch felt at times as a result. The film’s length, pace, basically the absence of a thoroughly engaging structure / natural flow for the entirety of the movie were the key lowlights.

I say if you’re really curious, give Bad Times At Hotel El Royale a chance. Perhaps you’ll find much to love. For me, my mind often went to other movies I’ve seen that featured many characters but remained thrillingly engaging throughout. I just wish I could name an even more suitable example than Magnolia (1999) right now…

Happy Film Loving 

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LIVING IN THE FUTURE’S PAST (2018): New Trailer For Jeff Bridges Documentary About The Future Of Human Kind…

Living In The Future's Past (2018), Jeff Bridges
Living In The Future’s Past (2018), Jeff Bridges

Living In The Future’s Past is a new documentary presented by Jeff Bridges that aims to upend our way of thinking and provide original insights into how our fundamental nature influences our future as Humankind.To put it another way, who are and what are the life challenges we face?

Director Susan Kucera’s film promises beautifully captured imagery and valuable insight from the likes of theoretical physicist Leonard Mlodinow and British-American meteorologist and NASA astronaut Piers Sellers, to name just two…

I’m intrigued because the synopsis and this trailer has a similar vibe to Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary Before the Flood (2016) which I enjoyedI also like that Dr. Piers Sellers, the very same meteorologist / NASA astronaut who spoke during my favourite moment in DiCaprio’s documentary is also featured in this film.

Wesley Clark, Ruth Gates, Bruce Hood and Oren Lyons also make an appearance.

Living In The Future’s Past Release Dates: October 5th, 2018 (US)…

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THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK (2017): New Trailer From Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, Pierce Brosnan, Callum Turner…

The Only Living Boy In New York (2017): Kate Beckinsale, Callum Turner
The Only Living Boy In New York (2017): Kate Beckinsale, Callum Turner

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, Pierce Brosnan, Callum Turner and set in New York City, The Only Living Boy In New York is all about a recent college graduate whose life is upended by his father’s mistress…

I’m curious about the heartbreak that’s sure to find the protagonist. That’s my reason for watching – along with my curiosity about Callum Turner. I’m curious because he looks like someone I used to know in high school and I want to reminisce.

Cynthia Nixon, Debi Mazar and Faith Logan also star.

The Only Living Boy In New York Release Dates: August 11th, 2017 (US)…

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KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017): New Trailer From Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore…

Kingsman - The Golden Circle (2017), Taron Egerton
Kingsman – The Golden Circle (2017), Taron Egerton

In Kingsman – The Golden Circle, the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage. Upon discovering an allied spy organization in the US. The two elite secret organisations must work together to defeat a common enemy…

Before the First Kingsman movie, Kingsman – The Secret Service, I mostly knew the film’s director Matthew Vaughn as an excellent producer to one of my favourite British directors, Guy Ritchie.Look at him now! I can’t wait to see what looks yet another very welcome and thrilling festival of style, action and adventure.

I don’t actually recall how things were left with Sofia Boutella’s very cool ‘Gazelle’ character in the first movie, but my hope is that this new instalment will be so good that I barely miss her, if at all.

Kingsman – The Golden Circle Release Dates: September 22nd, 2017 (US); September 29th, 2017 (UK)…

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HELL OR HIGH WATER (2016): New Trailer From Chris Pine & Ben Foster

Hell Or High Water (2016), Ben Foster, Chris Pine
Hell Or High Water (2016), Ben Foster, Chris Pine

From the writer known for Sicario (2015) and Sons Of Anarchy comes Hell Or High Water, a new movie with Chris Pine and Ben Foster as two very desperate brothers in West texas…

I’ve probably seen enough bank robbery movies for this life time.So it’s the relationship between the two brothers and the catalyst(s) that lead to their desperate situations that intrigues me most.

Directed by David Mackenzie; Jeff Bridges, Dale Dickey and Katy Mixon also star.

Hell Or High Water Release Dates: Aug 12th, 2016 (US)…

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