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BRIGHT (2017): The Things I Liked…

Bright (2017), Edgar Ramirez
Bright (2017), Edgar Ramirez

Directed by David Ayer (End Of Watch (2012) and starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez, Bright is a buddy / cop movie set in a world where humans live alongside fantasy creatures. It’s also a film that isn’t quite all I wished it to be.

The issues I have with Bright start with the story. Perhaps the fact of fantasy and sci-fi not being my go-to genres has something to do with it but I just didn’t fully buy into the world the story occupies. I’m not even sure that the truth of how Orcs, elves, fairies and humans came to co-exist in LA let alone planet Earth was properly explained. Then there’s the fact that due to pacing and one or two other unfortunate factors, the movie did’t really get particularly interesting for me until ‘the cop shooting’ that happens approximately forty minutes in. Even then, I still found myself thinking about how much more I enjoyed End Of Watch, especially the story and co-star chemistry.

I’m certainly not saying that I think Bright is all bad – because if it were, I’d have stopped watching long before the end, the way I recently did with A Bad Mom’s Christmas (2017). The things I did enjoy about Ayer’s movie start with the vibrant graffiti in the opening sequence, followed by the impressive Orc prosthetics. Then there’s Noomi Rapace’s villain character, particularly the way she fought and dressed. Last but in no way least, I rather liked how well Edgar Ramirez wore his elf / vampire look. It was very much a greater highlight than expected.

A thought that entered my mind soon after I hit ‘play’ on Bright was, I bet Will Smith is super happy about not having to wear any Orc prosthetics or makeup. I know I would be. Who said that acting isn’t hard work?’

Give Bright a chance if you’re curious enough. Or you can always watch / re-watch End Of Watch, if not some other good buddy / cop movie.

Happy Film Loving

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GRINGO (2018): New Trailer From Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton…

Gringo (2018), Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton
Gringo (2018), Charlize Theron, Joel Edgerton

In dark comedy Gringo which stars Charlize Theron, David Oyelowo and Joel Edgerton, Oyelowo is Harold Soyinka, a former law-abiding citizen who, in his battle to survive finds himself a wanted criminal.

Directed by Nash Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried Thandie Newton and Sharlto Copley also star…

I’m really looking forward to seeing Oyelowo in a comedy role because this trailer is really fun. Something about this movie reminds me of We’re the Millers (2013), a fun comedy. Also, Copley and Theron are usually great in comedy roles.

Gringo Release Dates: March 9th, 2018 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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RED SPARROW (2018): New Trailer From Jennifer Lawrence, Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Irons…

Red Sparrow (2018), Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling
Red Sparrow (2018), Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling

In the Francis Lawrence directed Red Sparrow which stars Jennifer Lawrence, Matthias Schoenaerts, Joel Edgerton and Jeremy Irons, a Russian spy falls for a CIA officer and considers becoming a double agent…

I’m in because the cast is great. I also want to see how it  all unfolds since the story is already being compared to that of Angelina Jolie’s Salt (2010) as well as Marvel’s Black Widow.

Joely Richardson, Ciarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling and Mary-Louise Parker also star.

Red Sparrow Release Dates: March 2nd, 2018, (US & UK); March 1st, 2018 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving

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BRIGHT (2017): New Trailer From Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace…

bright-2017-will-smith

Will Smith, Noomi Rapace and Joel Edgerton’s new movie, Bright is directed by David Ayer and set in a world where mystical creatures live side by side with humans. Smith plays a human cop who’s forced to work with an Orc (Edgerton) to find a weapon everyone is prepared to kill for…

I’m going to think positively about this movie for three reasons. The first  two being that the story is intriguing  and this trailer looks promising, even though it shows very little. Lastly,  Ayer’s last movie (Suicide Squad (2016) was far from great, but he did make several before that are still celebrated today; Fury (2014), Training Day (2001) and End Of Watch (2012) to name just three.

There I was thinking that orcs only existed in Warcraft (2016)

Edgar Ramírez, Lucy Fry, Ike Barinholtz and Kenneth Choi also star.

Bright Release Dates: December 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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LOVING (2016): New Trailer From Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon & Ruth Negga

Loving (2016), Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton
Loving (2016), Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton

Starring Joel Edgerton, Michael Shannon and Ruth Negga, the title of todays movie, Loving isn’t just symbolic because of the nature of the story. It’s also poetic for it’s the surname of the key protagonists Richard and Mildred Loving.

Loving tells the story of the interracial couple whose 1967 court case (Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1) led to the end of all race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.

I’m looking forward to a well executed story, an important one in the fight for progress and equality.

Directed by Jeff Nichols; Bill Camp, Nick Kroll, Terry Abney and Christopher Mann also star.

Loving Release Dates: November 4th, 2016 (US); February 3rd, 2017 (UK); February 15th, 2017 (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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JANE GOT A GUN (2016): New Trailer Starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton & Ewan McGregor

Jane Got A Gun (2015), Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton
Jane Got A Gun (2015), Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton

Directed by Gavin O’Connor, Natalie Portman’s latest, Jane Got A Gun is a western. Something you may have guessed from the title…

It looks like the movie will be good especially with a promising cast that also includes Joel Egerton, Rodrigo Santoro and Noah Emmerich.

May it be as impressive as True Grit (2010) because that movie is fantastic!

Jane Got A Gun Release Date(s): January 29th, 2016 (US); May 20th, 2016 (UK)

Happy Film Loving

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BLACK MASS (2015) Trailer 2, Looking forward To The Humour

Black Mass (2015), Johnny Depp
Black Mass (2015), Johnny Depp

Trailer 2 for Black Mass, one of the year’s most promising films is here.

Featuring the brilliant acting talents of Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson, to name just a few, the story of James ‘ Whitey’ Bulger, south Boston’s most infamous violent criminal is looking like something no true film fan is going to want to miss.

After seeing this trailer, what’s suddenly very intriguing is the female characters. Particularly how much denial they were likely in. I guess we’ll all find out in 5/6 months. Something tells me that the soundtrack to this movie  is going to be good.

Happy Black Mass 🙂

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BLACK MASS (2015) Trailer Of The Week

Black Mass (2015), Johnny Depp
Black Mass (2015), Johnny Depp

Johny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson and Joel Edgerton are the stars of Black Mass, the film that has brought me my favourite trailer of the year… so far. 

Watch it and understand…

May the finished product be as amazing as this brilliant trailer suggests.

Happy Black Mass 🙂

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