Tag Archives: Jenny Slate

VENOM (2018): New Trailer From Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, Riz Ahmed…

Venom (2018), Tom Hardy
Venom (2018), Tom Hardy

Enigmatic, complex and badass; three words synonymous with Marvel’s latest superhero movie character Venom, the lethal protector.

Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed star whileRuben Fleischer…

I expect that this one will be at the very least good because of two things, Tom Hardy and Marvel

Woody Harrelson, Tom holland and Jenny Slate also star.

Venom Release Dates: October 5th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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THE POLKA KING (2017): New Trailer From Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Vanessa Bayer…

The Polka King (2017), Jack Black
The Polka King (2017), Jack Black

Jack Black, Jenny Slate and Vanessa Bayer are the stars of The Polka King; the true story of a local Pennsylvania polka legend called Jan Lewan.

Written / directed by Maya Forbes and Wallace Wolodarsky, the story focuses on Lewan’s development of a get rich plan that shocked his fans and landed him in jail…

I haven’t seen Jack Black in a movie for ages so I’m really glad he’s back because his energy is a thing of beauty. Looking forward to watching this one because of Mr. Black, of course and for the humour I’m expecting.

Jason Schwartzman, J.B. Smoove and Jacki Weaver also star.

The Polka King Release Dates: January 12th, 2018 (US)…

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ZOOTOPIA (2016): Good Movie, Beautiful Message…

Zootopia (2016), Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin)
Zootopia (2016), Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin)

My favourite types of Disney animated movies are the ones that do a great job of highlighting the importance of self belief  and following your heart; especially in the face of great opposition. Ratatouille (2007) is my favourite of this genre; then came Brave (2012) and now Zootopia.

Starring the voices of Idris Elba, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jenny Slate and Jason Bateman, there is plenty to adore besides the well delivered positive messages. For one, that brilliant DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) scene. To say more about the scene would be to spoil, so refrain I must.

I love the story, the very well imagined city of Zootopia and everything in it – including the design and all the little touches of humour that have nothing to do with dialogue. There’s also the classic Disney animated cuteness and a great main song for the soundtrack – Shakira’s ‘Try Everything

You probably have already but watch Zootopia again. I’ve seen it twice and will again to remind myself to keep my inner Judy Hopps at  the ready, always.

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GIFTED (2017): New Trailer From Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer…

Gifted (2017), Chris Evans
Gifted (2017), Chris Evans

At the heart of  Gifted, the latest movie starring Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate is a custody battle over a child prodigy played by Mckenna Grace…

I’m intrigued by this one, though certainly not as much as I would be had the trailer not been a mere whisker from being a short film. Actually, scrap that. This is a ‘short film’, a.k.a.,  a lazy **s, far too long 2:34 minutes that substitutes a genuinely interesting and creative tease for a ‘show everything but the credits’ sad excuse for a trailer.

There. Now that my true feelings are out, should you want to see the much longer version, you can – in approximately six months from now. I may, I may not.

Gifted Release Dates: April 12th, 2017 (US); April 16th, 2017 (UK)…

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MY BLIND BROTHER (2016): The Thing I Liked…?

My Blind Brother (2016), Jenny Slate, Adam Scott, Nick Kroll
My Blind Brother (2016), Jenny Slate, Adam Scott, Nick Kroll

My Blind Brother is a movie about the relationship between two brothers (one of whom is blind) and how their lives are further complicated when a girl comes into the picture.

Starring Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Adam Scott and Zoe Kazan, I found My Blind Brother generally quite dull. It felt like a lesser version of a good movie about the relationship between two brothers (one of whom is blind) and how their lives are further complicated when a girl comes into the picture.

As you can imagine, sibling rivalry comes into play in this story but the general element of dull just reminded me that I’m unfortunately completely over watching Nick Kroll play ‘loser’ characters. Adult Beginners (2014) was quite enough in that regard, thank you. Looking on the bright side as one must, I did find Adam Scott mildly entertaining as the entitled blind brother. But that’s it.

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MY BLIND BROTHER (2016): New Trailer From Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, Nick Kroll, Zoe Kazan…

My Blind Brother (2016), Nick Kroll, Adam Scott
My Blind Brother (2016), Nick Kroll, Adam Scott

The theme of new comedy My Blind Brother is sibling rivalry between two brothers. There’s rivalry in their sporting activities and romantic lives. Directed by Sophie Goodhart; Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Adam Scott and Zoe Kazan are the stars…

There’s a reasonable chance that this movie will be at least moderately fun. I’ll give it a chance because of Zoe Kazan. She’s not even the main character so, good luck to me.

My Blind Brother Release Dates: September 19th, 2016 (US)…

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