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CAPTAIN MARVEL (2018): The Things I Liked…

Captain Marvel (2018), Brie Larson, Marvel Studios
Captain Marvel (2018), Brie Larson, Marvel Studios

The subject of Captain Marvel, Marvel Studios’s first superhero film with a female superhero as the main character is Carol Danvers (Brie Larson). Danvers is an officer of the United States Air Force who, following an accident, ends up becoming one of the universe’s most powerful heroes.

Also starring Lashana Lynch, Jude Law, Annette Bening and directed by Anna Boden plus Ryan Fleck, Captain Marvel features the classic elements of the superhero origin story. Yet it also has a couple of satisfying twists and turns I didn’t see coming, especially since I don’t read comic books.

Well acted, adequately engaging – both story-wise and visually, what will stay with me most about this movie is the moment I realised and saw just how powerful Captain Marvel really is. A truth that had me both wowed and wondering about who the most powerful avenger actually is. I also couldn’t help but be curious about the important role Captain Marvel would eventually play in Avengers Endgame (2019).

Having seen Wonder Woman (2017), DC Comic’s first female superhero movie months prior to the Captain Marvel release, part of the reason I was drawn to the latter film was to find out which of the two movies I’d find more entertaining. In short, the answer is Wonder woman. I’m not saying I think it’s a perfect film but I do remember enjoying the humour, story, action, musical score and visual effects that little bit more.

I’m now wondering if Wonder woman will still come out in front once I’ve seen the sequels for both films, when they eventually arrive.

I’d say watch Captain Marvel if you’re curious but you probably already have. So instead I’ll ask, which movie did you prefer and why? Captain Marvel or Wonder Woman?

Happy Film Loving

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THE THIRD DAY (2020): New Trailer From Jude Law, Naomie Harris, Katherine Waterston, Emily Watson…

The Third Day (2020), Jude Law, HBO
The Third Day (2020), Jude Law, HBO

Naomie Harris, Jude Law, Emily Watson and Katherine Waterston are the stars of new drama The Third Day.

A story where the line between reality and fantasy starts to blur for a man who visits a mysterious Island off the British coast.

My love for a good mystery has me intrigued. Especially considering how very creepy some of the residents of ‘paradise’ appear to be.

I now find myself wondering which ‘British island’ this was actually filmed on.

Paddy Considine, Gianni Calchetti, Amer Chadha-Patel, Mark Lewis Jones, Richie Lawrie, Charlotte Gairdner-Mihell, Joe Blakemore, Freya Allan, Tom Lawrence and Will Rogers also star.

The Third Day Release Dates: May 11th, 2020 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE RHYTHM SECTION (2019): New Trailer From Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, Max Casella….

The Rhythm Section (2019), Blake Lively
The Rhythm Section (2019), Blake Lively, Paramount Pictures

In new action / mystery The Rhythm Section, Blake Lively is a woman determined to seek revenge against the people behind a plane crash that killed her family.

Directed by Reed Morano; additional key cast includes Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, Max Casella…

Both Peppermint (2018) and Taken (2008) came to mind as this trailer played. That’s precisely after the thought… ‘Is Blake Lively speaking in a British accent?‘ The answer is yes and my fingers are crossed that the end result is as thrilling as this trailer suggests.

Daniel Mays, Richard Brake, Raza Jaffrey, Geoff Bell, Nasser Memarzia, Jade Anouka, Jack McEvoy, Tawfeek Barhom and Ivana Basic also star.

The Rhythm Section Release Dates: January 31st, 2020 (US); February 21st, 2020 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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VOX LUX (2018): New Trailer From Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Christopher Abbott, Willem Dafoe…

Vox Lux (2018), Natalie Portman
Vox Lux (2018), Natalie Portman

Starring Natalie Portman and written / directed Brady Corbet, Vox Lux is a new drama / musical about the unusual set of circumstances that end up bringing unexpected success to a pop star.

Jude Law, Christopher Abbott, Willem Dafoe and Jennifer Ehle also star.

I’m drawn to what looks like the humour and kookiness of this movie. I also just want to see the talented Portman perform in a role I didn’t exactly expect her to play.

Vox Lux Release Dates: December 7th, 2018 (2018)…

Happy Film Loving

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FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 – THE CRIMES OF GRINDENWALD (2018): New Trailer Starring Katherine Waterston, Jude Law Johnny Depp, Eddie Redmayne…

Fantastic Beasts 2 - The Crimes Of Grindenwald (2018), Eddie Redmayne
Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Crimes Of Grindenwald (2018), Eddie Redmayne

From David Yates (director of several Harry Potter films and the last Fantastic Beasts movie – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016), Eddie Redmayne is back for Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Crimes of Grindenwald.

Redmayne is joined by Jude Law, Ezra Miller, Johnny Depp, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farell and others for more ‘wandtastic’ adventures as Newt Scamander…

The stunning visuals – including costume design, that’s why I’m in. I also can’t wait to see what Johny Depp’s character gets up to.

I have a feeling that this movie is going to be a constant reminder for of the reason why movies are my absolute favourite. They are, when done wonderfully, a true perfect amalgamation of all the arts.

Fantastic Beasts 2 – The Crimes Of Grindenwald Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE YOUNG POPE (2016): New Trailer Starring Jude Law, Diane Keaton, Silvio Orlando…

The Young Pope (2016), Jude Law
The Young Pope (2016), Jude Law

Paolo Sorrentino, the rightfully celebrated writer/ director is the man behind the brand new HBO / Sky series The Young Pope. Starring Jude Law, Diane Keaton and Silvio Orlando, Law is Lenny Belardo, aka Pius XIII and history’s very first American Pope…

First trailer

Full trailer

My levels of excitement about this show were first high because the trailer looks fantastic, great music and editing. But the joy reached new levels when I learned of Sorrentino’s involvement. After all, he did write and direct Youth (2015), one of the most visually stunning movies I’ve seen in a while. There’s also the The Great Beauty (2013),  2014’S Best Foreign Language Film Oscar winner.

I say bring on the stunning cinematography and storytelling. I can’t wait to find out what really drives Pius XIII – because based on this beautiful trailer, it’s not just love and holy duty.

The Young Pope Release Dates: October 21st, 2016 (GER); 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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KING ARTHUR – LEGEND OF THE SWORD (2017): New Trailer From Director Guy Ritchie Starring Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law…

King Arthur - Legend Of The Sword (2017), Jude Law
King Arthur – Legend Of The Sword (2017), Jude Law

King Arthur – Legend Of The Sword is the title of  Guy Ritchie’s latest present to passionate film lovers like myself. Starring Charlie Hunnam, an actor better known for hit TV series Sons Of Anarchy, I feel as though this retelling of the King Arthur story has arrived just in time.  For one, Hunnam feels like a brilliant casting choice and second, I could do with a refresher on the story since I barely recall the premise…

I LOVE this King Arthur trailer! The music, editing, dialogue, camera work – all the reasons I fell in love with Ritchie’s talents in the first place. I’d stop writing this post and go see it now if could. Patience! – said everyone.

Jude Law, Eric Bana, Djimon Honsou, Annabelle Wallis and Aidan Gillen Michael McElhatton also star.

King Arthur – Legend Of The Sword Release Dates:  March 2nd, 2017 (FR); March 24th, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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GENIUS (2016): New Trailer Starring Colin Firth, Jude Law & Nicole Kidman

Genius (2016), Colin Firth
Genius (2016), Colin Firth

In Genius, the new movie directed by Michael Grandage, Colin Firth is Max Perkins, the book Editor who oversaw the work of some of America’s best known writers. Namely, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe and Ernest Hemingway…

Genius looks like the kind of movie that’ll be most interesting to writers and fans of the key actors involved. I’m just not sure that this particular cut of the trailer has me that eager to see the film. Only if the inauthenticity of Jude Law’s accent wasn’t so obvious, maybe…

Nicole Kidman, Vanessa Kirby, Dominic West, Laura Linney and Guy Pearce also star.

Genius Release Dates: July 29th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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