Tag Archives: John C. Reilly

THE LITTLE HOURS (2017): New Trailer From Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dave Franco, Fred Armisen…

The Little Hours (2017), Kate Micucci, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza
The Little Hours (2017), Kate Micucci, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza

Starring Aubrey Plaza, Fred Armisen, Alison Brie and Dave Franco, The Little Hours is a new comedy set in the middle ages. The story follows a young servant who is fleeing from his master and takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns…

I want to find out where writer / director Jeff Baena goes with this seemingly crazy story.  Maybe it’ll become one of my favourite comedies. Maybe…?

Nick Offerman, John C Reilly, Kate Micucci and Molly Shannon also star.

The Little Hours Release Dates: June 30th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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TALE OF TALES (2015): The Things I Liked…

Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek
Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek

Based on the celebrated fairytales of Giambattista Basile and directed by Matteo Garrone, Tale Of Tales which stars Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and  Toby Jones is the story of three neighbouring castles and the troubled rulers within.

Not long after Tale Of Tales began, I found myself wanting some of the players in the movie to meet and be connected somehow. Reason being, in my mind that’s at least one option that could have increased the chance of an overall more satisfying film experience.

I’m still not convinced that Tale Of Tales needed to be more than two hours long. A tighter edit and perhaps two tales instead of three would have allowed for some of the gaps in the story to be filled in a more satisfying way.

Tale Of Tales (2015), Stacy Martin, Vincent Cassel
Tale Of Tales (2015), Stacy Martin, Vincent Cassel

Salma Hayek’s performance as the jealous Queen of Longtrellis is the one I enjoyed most. That, along with the films other highlights including the cinematography, makeup and costumes.

The most exciting part of the whole movie, for me at least began at the point that the princess found hope when there was none.

By the end of Tale Of Tales, I knew one thing for sure and that is that I don’t completely get it. The story of the jealous queen I understand, the story of the mad king and his daughter is relatively straight forward enough. But that of the nymphomaniac king and the two wrinkly sisters? I understand the sister dynamic and a lustful king but everything could have been woven together in a more satisfying way.

Watch Tale Of Tales if you must. I was compelled because of the costumes, cinematography and Salma Hayek.

Happy Film Loving

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KONG – SKULL ISLAND (2017): New Trailer Starring Tom Hiddleston, Thomas Mann, Brie Larson…

Kong - Skull Island (2017), Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston
Kong – Skull Island (2017), Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston

The full trailer for the Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed origin story of King Kong is here. Starring Brie Larson Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John C Reilly and Thomas Mann, the action / fantasy / adventure that is Kong – Skull Island looks good…

I like this trailer. Along with cinematography and special effects first seen in the Kong – Skull Island Comic-Con trailer, I’m now also looking forward to the humour, courtesy of John C. Reilly’s character.

Corey Hawkins, Toby Kebbell and Jason Mitchell also star.

Kong – Skull Island Release Dates: March 10th, 2017 (US & UK); March 9th, 2017 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving

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KONG – SKULL ISLAND (2017): New Trailer From Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John Goodman…

Kong - Skull Island (2017) Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston
Kong – Skull Island (2017) Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston

Kong – Skull Island is the latest from Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and John Goodman. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, it’s an  action adventure story focused on the origins of King Kong…

Was I ready and in need of another King Kong movie. No. But that doesn’t mean it won’t be just what I need by the time it’s released. Also, I’m definitely not at peace with the idea that humans are going to Skull Island, Kong’s home to capture and hurt him. Though, at least in this instance one can say, it’s just a movie.

The cinematography and dynamic between Hiddleston / Larson, plus Jackson / Goodman are very interesting. The movie also stars Corey Hawkins, John C. Reilly, Jason Mitchell and Toby Kebbell.

Kong – Skull Island Release Dates: March 10th, 2017 (US & UK); March 9th, 2017 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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TALE OF TALES (2015): New Trailer From Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly & Vincent Cassel

Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek
Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek

Starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly and Vincent Cassel, I like the look of todays trailer, Tale of Tales because it reminds me a little of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (2015).

Directed by Matteo Garrone, Tale of Tales is a combination of three stories set in neighbouring kingdoms. One of the kingdoms is ruled by a queen with deadly jealousy in her heart…

Also starring Toby Jones and Shirley Henderson, in addition to the costumes and the promise of kings and queens grossly abusing their power, I’m also looking forward to the ogres, fairies,sorcerers, strange animals and fearsome monsters.

Tale Of Tales Release dates: April 22nd (US); July 1st, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE LOBSTER (2015): It’s Good & You May Be Surprised…

The Lobster (2015), Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz
The Lobster (2015), Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz

Starring Colin Farrell, and Rachel Weisz, The Lobster is a sci-fi/ comedy/ romance set in a world that looks like earth but there are very different rules that govern how to live. One rule being, you have to live in a couple. If single you’re sent to a hotel where you’ll have 45 days to find a partner. Should you fail to do so, you get turned into an animal of your choosing.

‘Delightfully nuts’ were the words that came to mind when I first saw the trailer for The Lobster. After experiencing The Lobster I’d say that my words were accurate.

There is one thing I didn’t expect and that is just how dark the film actually gets. I found myself very happily amused from the start to around half way through. Then the darkness sets in and I basically didn’t laugh again until very close to the end.

The Lobster (2015), John C. Reilly
The Lobster (2015), John C. Reilly

The film’s trailer led me to expect more humour than, dare I say, horror. So I found myself somewhat disappointed with the end result. Not to say that The Lobster isn’t good because it’s true what many critics have said, the writing and the concept is original. The film is generally well executed and the movie is funny. I simply just had more fun during the funny moments and much less fun during the dark phase.

The people who love horror and comedy, maybe in equal measure are the one who will have the best time. My favourite thing about writer/ director Yorgos Lanthimos’ movie is that you can hardly accurately guess where the plot will take you next and that, as I’m sure you know is very rare indeed.

Also starring John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, Olivia Coleman, Ben Whishaw and Ashley Jensen, watch The Lobster for the humour and the element of difference. Just don’t expect to laugh throughout. If I’m really honest, there actually isn’t that much stopping me from properly labelling The Lobster as a ‘comedy/ horror’ film. However, I am generally quite the wuss, so…

Have you seen it? What did you think?

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE LOBSTER (2015): Trailer Of The Week

The Lobster (2015), Colin Farrell
The Lobster (2015), Colin Farrell

Colin Farrell’s latest…

Delightfully nuts seems like the perfect phrase. I can’t wait to see how things turn out for Farrell’s character. Though, perhaps the title of the movie may have given it away.

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the rest of the cast includes Olivia Coleman, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen, Lea Seydoux and Ben Whishaw.

Personally, I’d want to be a Snow Leopard. You?

Release Dates: October 16th 2015 (US & UK)

Happy The Lobster 🙂

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