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IT – CHAPTER 2 (2019): New Trailer From James McAvoy, Bill Skarsgård, Javier Botet, Jessica Chastain…

IT - Chapter 2 (2019), Jessica Chastain, Warner Bros. Pictures
IT – Chapter 2 (2019), Jessica Chastain, Warner Bros. Pictures

As established in IT (2017), evil in the shape of scary clown Pennywise likes to revisit the town of Derry Maine every 27 years.

Starring James McAvoy, Bill Skarsgård, Javier Botet and Jessica Chastain, all the young members of the ‘Losers Club’ are now grown up and and living far from Derry.

That is until a devastating phone call takes them right back…

What a delightfully creepy trailer!

I’ve mentioned a few times that I like clowns so I haven’t yet found any of the IT movies especially scary. At least not in a way that’s nightmare inducing. As such, I’ll be watching director Andy Muschietti’s new movie to see if that changes.

I also need to confirm that I won’t find the acting by the young cast members in the 2017 movie more convincing than that of the adults in this new version. Reason being, that was my precise opinion about the performances in the original 1990 IT film.

Bill Hader, Sophia Lillis, Troy James, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Martell and also star.

IT – Chapter 2 Release Dates: September 6th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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X-MEN – DARK PHOENIX (2019): New Trailer Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender…

X-Men - Dark Phoenix (2018), Jessica Chastain, Sophie Turner, 20th Century Fox
X-Men – Dark Phoenix (2018), Jessica Chastain, Sophie Turner, 20th Century Fox

Director Simon Kinberg’s X-Men – Dark Phoenix has a good looking new trailer.

Starring Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender and Sophie Turner, X-Men – Dark Phoenix is all about their team member Jean Grey’s new incredible corrupting powers and how the rest of the X-Men deal with it…

I’m in to enjoy the stunning visual effects and find out if Jean Grey will fully embrace her dark side. Before doing all that though, I’m a tad behind so I just need to watch all the movies after X-Men First Class (2011).

Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Ato Essandoh, Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Summer Fontana also star.

X-Men Dark Phoenix Release Dates: June 7th, 2019 (UK & US)…

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X-MEN – DARK PHOENIX (2019): New Trailer From James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner…

X-Men - Dark Phoenix (2018), Sophie Turner
X-Men – Dark Phoenix (2018), Sophie Turner

In X-Men Dark Phoenix, the X-Men must decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world. Reason being, Jean Grey has began to develop incredible corrupting powers that will turn her into a Dark Phoenix.

Directed by Simon Kinberg; key cast includes James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Jessica Chastain, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner…

I just recently finished watching Captain America – Civil War (2016) and the plot of Dark Phoenix reminds me of  it. I’m blaming that for my slightly subdued enthusiasm. Well, that and the fact that this trailer didn’t quite induce the expected yelp of excitement it’s predecessors did. I actually thought that the Lawrence, McAvoy and Fassbender phase of X-Men had been wrapped up. I’m not mad that it hasn’t yet, but I just wish that overall, this trailer had me more enthused.

My favourite line so far is ‘I’ve seen evil, and I’m looking at it now.’ It’s therefore unsurprising that what I’m most excited about overall is Sophie Turners ‘good girl gone bad’ performance.

Tye Sheridan, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, Alexandra Shipp, Ato Essandoh and Summer Fontana also star.

X-Men Dark Phoenix Release Dates: June 7th, 2019 (UK & US)…

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MOLLY’S GAME (2017): New Trailer Aaron Sorkin, Starring Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera…

Molly's Game (2017), Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba
Molly’s Game (2017), Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba

Aaron Sorkin, a Hollywood name most film lovers know purely for his great screenwriting abilities has directed an exciting looking drama. Starring Idris Elba, Jessica Chastain, Michael Cera and Kevin Costner, Molly’s Game is a true story about an Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target…

I’m excited for reasons including the fact that I really enjoy Aaron Sorkin’s writing. As such, I’m hoping that his directing will be great too. The paring of Elba and Chastain is one I didn’t know I wanted to see until I just saw it. Fingers crossed that this movie turns out really well.

Chris O’Dowd, Rachel Skarsten and Bill Camp also star.

Molly’s Game Release Dates: November 22nd, 2017 (US), December 29th, 2017 (UK)…

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THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE (2017): New Trailer From Jessica Chastain, Daniel Bruhl…

The Zookeeper's Wife (2017), Jessica Chastain
The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017), Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain and Daniel Bruhl’s new movie, The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true story of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo during the Nazi invasion…

The Zookeeper’s Wife is directed by Niki Caro and based on Diane Ackerman’s bestselling book. The beautiful animals are one reason to watch this movie. That the story and Chastain’s talents, of course.

The Zookeeper’s Wife Release Dates: March 31st, 2017 (US); May 5th, 2017 (UK)…

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MISS SLOANE (2016): New Trailer Starring Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jake Lacy…

Miss Sloane (2016), Jessica Chastain
Miss Sloane (2016), Jessica Chastain

Miss Sloane is the story of an ambitious lobbyists’s efforts to pass gun control legislation in the United states. Starring Jessica Chastain, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Jake Lacy, the movie is directed by John Madden of Shakespeare In Love (1998) and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)…

I was really wanting to be more excited about this film after learning of the subject matter but this trailer doesn’t have me as desperate to see the movie as I’d hoped. I hope my lack of enthusiasm will be proven misplaced. Maybe it’s the knowledge that there’s currently very little, if any success in the US where gun control legislation is concerned.

I can’t help but wonder about that time in the future when a movie like this will be based on a true story and the result will be a very welcome change for everyone who knows that they way things currently stand isn’t good enough.

Miss Sloane Release Dates: December 9th, 2016 (US)…

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CRIMSON PEAK (2015): Style, Story & Cinematography…

Crimson Peak (2015), Tom Hiddleston
Crimson Peak (2015), Tom Hiddleston

The first thing I noticed and immediately loved about Crimson Peak is the cinematography. Particularly the rich colours, beautiful period fashion and the use of light and shadow.

Directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro, Crimson Peak is a visual feast of a gothic romance. One that features a gifted author, Edith (Mia Wasikowska) who is a young lady faced with the choice between two potential suiters.

One of Edith’s suiters is her childhood friend Alan, (Charlie Hunnam) and the other is a dark, mysterious and mesmerising newcomer called  Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston).

I’d like to think that faced with Edith’s predicament I might be wise enough to make the ‘healthiest’ choice. But considering how much I find myself mesmerised by Hiddleston’s character’s voice, words and presence, I’m thinking absolutely not.

A feast for the eyeballs is  one way to describe Guillermo del Toro’s movie. I also like the  beautiful romance which just happens to be a great reminder for how truly blinding love can be.

Crimson Peak (2015), Jessica Chastain
Crimson Peak (2015), Jessica Chastain

It crossed my mind that perhaps some of the ghostly special effects could have done with a little extra financial investment. But overall, I like Crimson Peak.

Lastly,  what a wonderfully meaty role Jessica Chastain was blessed to play.

Watch it for the story, romance, and visual beauty. As you do that, I’ll I continue dreaming about having full access to the beautiful contents of Edith’s wardrobe.

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THE MARTIAN (2015): For The Time Sensitive Problem Solving Fun

The Martian (2015) Matt Damon
The Martian (2015) Matt Damon

I myself would never want to typecast anybody against their will, but I did find myself  very glad to learn that in The Martian, Matt Damon gets to play the role of a hero once more. Having to ‘hate him’ in Interstellar (2014) proved more challenging than expected.

Directed by the rightfully celebrated Ridley Scott and based on Andy Weir’s best selling book of the same name, The Martian is a predominantly mars based adventure with a sprinkle of funny moments.

Like you might imagine, similar to Interstellar (2014), there’s a fair amount of ‘science speak’ in the film. Most of it I personally will probably never understand, but you don’t need to in order to have a good time. The movie works, thanks to the story and the likability of its star.

A few awards bodies placed The Martian in the comedy category. About that… there are a few funny quips here and there – and by ‘a few’ I don’t mean ‘a good few’ in the way that some people use the phrase to mean ‘a lot’. I do actually mean ‘a few,’ meaning no more than 5 laughs / giggles at most – which, in my mind doesn’t equal to a comedy.

The thing I enjoyed most about The Martian is all the scientific problem solving that Damon’s character, astronaut Mark Watney and the wider NASA team do in the effort to bring him home in one piece. I like the movie for this reason and as a story of teamwork and survival. I’ll also confess to getting quite a kick from seeing the female commander, played by Jessica Chastain take charge.

Science fans will likely enjoy this movie most, but everyone else will be pleased also, for the topic of surviving on mars is a relevant and interesting one at this time. With that said, watch it because it’s good. Another reason would be to find out for yourself whether categorising The Martian as a comedy is at all justified. I remain unconvinced.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis and Benedict Wong also star.

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