Oscar winning director Kathryn Bigelow’s latest movie is all about the 1967 police raid in Detroit, USA that lead to one of the largest citizen uprisings in the history of the United States. John Boyega, Will Poulter, John Krasinski Anthony Mackie and Jack Reynor star…
This is definitely in my list of best trailers of 2017. Boyega and Poulter’s accents sound great – according to my non-American ears. I look forward to the seriously tense scenes that are surely coming my way.
Tyler James Williams, Kaitlyn Dever and Hannah Murray also star.
Directed by John Krasinski, The Hollars is a comedy / drama about a son returning to his small town after his mother falls ill. Not the most obvious premise for comedy but there are laughs to be had with Krasinki’s latest directorial effort. Besides the good humour, especially courtesy of Sharlto Copley’s brother character, I enjoyed the film’s portrait of family, sibling dynamics and all the good performances from all the cast.
Written by Jim Strouse who also wrote one of my favourites, People, Places, Things (2015), Anna Kendrick, Charlie Day, Richard Jenkins, Margot Martingale and Randall Park also star.
The Hollars is fitting for when you’re in the mood for a relaxing drama / comedy with a little splash of romance – nothing too taxing.
Starring and directed by John Krasinski, The Hollars is a family drama / comedy about what happens when a son returns to his home town after learning of his mother’s illness…
I’m tuning into this one for the comedy, intriguing family dynamics and a cast that in addition to krasinski, includes Charlie Day, Anna Kendrick, Richard Jenkins, Josh Groban, Margo Martindale and Sharlto Copley.
Just before I saw the trailer for Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper, I was very much on a high after watching his deservedly Best Actor, Oscar nominated performance in American Sniper (2014).
The Aloha trailer didn’t look terrible, though some of the dialogue didn’t sit as well as one would have liked. As I watched the movie a few months later, the unfortunate truth of the dialogue did come to be, because there I was cringing in parts.
I found the romance between Emma Stone’s character and Brian Gilcrest (Bradley Cooper) a tad forced and unconvincing. It didn’t help that Stone’s character was also rather annoying.
In director, Cameron Crowe’s efforts to capture the seemingly laid back pace of Hawaii, the pace of the movie suffered.
The few beautiful shots of Hawaii’s landscape in the beginning and all the scenes that feature Danny McBride are my favourite things. There were a few other good moments but not significant enough to make Aloha good or worth watching.
It’s all a big shame considering a very talented cast list that includes Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Bill Murray and Alec Baldwin.
Happy film loving. Now go and enjoy Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and / or Jerry Maguire (1996) 🙂
It’s Complicated is a well cast comedy/ romance starring Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep.
Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, the film follows a divorced couple who reignite their relationship even though one of them has remarried.
The couple’s complicated situation which also includes three grown up children presents a great opportunity for both comedy and drama; something Meyers took great advantage of – evident in the way the subject matter is handled.
For me, what makes It’s complicated work is Streep and Baldwin’s great onscreen chemistry. The supporting cast which includes Steve Martin, John Krasinski, Zoe Kazan, Lake Bell, Hunter Parrish and Caitlin FitzGerald certainly doesn’t hurt either.
I’m a big fan of Baldwin, thanks in large part to his great work as Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock. As for Meryl Streep, I feel like, to love film is to love her, so there really was no way I would have not watched the film.
Tune in for the subject matter and some good light hearted fun – should you be wanting that sort of thing.
More Bradley Cooper Please! It’s hard not to feel this way after his brilliant Oscar nominated performance in American Sniper (2014). Not to say that his new movie, Aloha is a similar kind of film, of course.
Writer/ Director, Cameron Crowe – the man responsible for the1996 hit, Jerry Maguire is back with the story of a celebrated military contractor (Cooper) who must choose between two love interests, played by Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams.
Love triangles are notoriously tricky, particularly if you’re the one to do the choosing. So lets look forward to seeing how things turn out for the parties involved in Aloha. Maybe we can get a few tips.
Jennifer Lawrence is no where to be seen in this one. But you will find two great comedy Actors in the shape ofAlec Baldwin (30 Rock) and Danny McBride of Pineapple Express (2008), This Is The End (2013) and other Seth Rogen/ Judd Apatow films.