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BEN IS BACK (2018): New Trailer From Julia Roberts, Kathryn Newton, Lucas Hedges…

Ben Is Back (2018), Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges
Ben Is Back (2018), Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges

Written / directed by Peter Hedges, Ben Is Back is a new drama about a son who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve.

His wary mother welcomes him but finds that she must do everything in her power to avoid the family’s downfall in the next twenty four hours, for her beloved son is still very much in harm’s way.

Julia Roberts, Kathryn Newton and Lucas Hedges star…

I’m interested because it’s Julia Roberts. I’m also curious about Ben and I’m currently having fun trying to figure out ‘what his deal is.’

Courtney B. Vance, Tim Guinee, Faith Logan, Candace Smith, Marquise Vilson and Jakari Fraser also star.

Ben Is Back Release Dates: December 7th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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WONDER (2017): New Trailer From Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay…

Wonder (2017), Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts
Wonder (2017), Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts

In Wonder, the latest movie from Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay and Owen wilson, August (Auggie) Pullman is a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade at a mainstream elementary school for the first time…

Jacob Tremblay is such a great young talent. He along with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson are great reasons to watch this movie. It also helps that the film is based on R.J. Palacio’s bestselling book of the same name. I don’t recall the last time I watched Wilson in a non-comedy role so this should be interesting.

Wonder Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (US); December 4th, 2017 (UK); January 8th, 2018 (GER)…

Daveed Briggs, Millie Davis, Sonia Braga and Emma Tremblay also star whilst Stephen Chbosky directs.

Happy Film Loving

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MONEY MONSTER (2016): The Thing I Liked…

Money Monster (2016), Jack O'Connell
Money Monster (2016), Jack O’Connell

Money Monster is not on my list of favourite thrillers because even though the cast is stellar, the story and its execution proved not completely worthy of their efforts. There were a few somewhat thrilling moments but nothing proved enough to make the movie all that the trailer had me hoping for.

Jack O’Connell (Kyle) and Julia Roberts are my favourite things about the Jodie Foster directed film. Not to say that George Clooney was bad, but I must confess that his character’s dance moves at the start of the film were especially awkward. So much so that having to experience that made me lose quite a bit of respect for the entire production as a whole.

I doubt that anyone will be missing much if they don’t bother with Money Monster. O’Connell’s performance and the resolution of Kyle’s story is the reason I kept watching to the very end. How could I not after experiencing his great work in  Starred Up (2013)Watch Money Monster if you really, really must.

Here’s a little taster of what it’s like when Clooney’s character breaks into dance. Deliberately awkward or not, I doubt that it helped the movie.

Money Monster (2016), George Clooney
Money Monster (2016), George Clooney

Happy Film Loving

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SECRET IN THEIR EYES (2015): The Things I Liked…

Secret In Their Eyes (2015), Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Secret In Their Eyes (2015), Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Directed by Billy Ray; Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Alfred Molina are the stars of Secret In Their Eyes. A story about a group of FBI Investigators; a close-knit team for whom everything changes when they learn the identity of the victim of their new murder case.

Ray’s movie follows the events and decisions that end up leading to a surprising, yet understandable conclusion, the revelation of which is a key highlight.

Seeing evidence of the depth of the friendships between the main protagonists – before, during and after the central crime, that is the thing I enjoyed most about Secret In Their Eyes . One more great moment would have been when the audience learns of  the victim’s identity. But…! that little nugget was unfortunately given away for free in the film’s trailer. What is one to do…?

Secret In Their Eyes could have been a better movie . The cast performed well but I think they were let down by post production, namely what felt like an awkward overuse of flashback and the trailer edit.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MOTHER’S DAY (2016): New Trailer Starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts & Kate Hudson

Mother's Day (2016), Jennifer Aniston
Mother’s Day (2016), Jennifer Aniston

If you’re familiar with Valentine’s Day (2010) and New Years Eve (2011), then you have a pretty  good idea of what you’re in for with Mother’s Day, the latest film from the director of all three movies, Garry Marshall. 

Starring Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis and Timothy Olyphant, the collision of intersecting stories on said holiday is what happens in Mother’s Day

Having watched both Valentine’s Day (2010) and New Years Eve (2011) I found both movies to be somewhat adequately entertaining and a casual escape – precisely what I’m expecting with Mother’s Day.

Jack Whitehall, Brit Robertson, Shay Mitchell and Aasif Mandvi also star.

Mother’s Day Release Dates: April 29th, 2016 (US); June 17th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MONEY MONSTER (2016): New Thriller Starring Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell & George Clooney

Money Monster (2016), Julia Roberts
Money Monster (2016), Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts,  Jack O’Connell, George Clooney and Dominic West are the stars of Money Monster, a brand new thriller directed by Jodie Foster and set on Wall Street…

I’m most excited because Julia Roberts is always great, the movie looks good and one of my favourite young actors, Jack O’Connell is in it. Time to ready ourselves for the tense and emotional ride.

Money Monster Release Date(s): May 13th, 2016 (US); May 27th, 2016 (UK); March 31st, 2016 (Ger)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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SECRET IN THEIR EYES (2015): A Good Thriller Is On the Way, Friends. It’s On The Way

Secret In Their Eyes (2015), Julia Roberts Chiwetel Ejiofor
Secret In Their Eyes (2015), Julia Roberts Chiwetel Ejiofor

The new Billy Ray directed mystery / thriller Secret In Their Eyes starring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman and Chiwetel Ejiofor finally has a trailer and it looks rather good…

The fact that two of the three lead Actors have an Oscar statue at home and the third is Oscar nominated is a surefire sign that it’s going to be emotional .

I’ve actually deliberately not included the synopsis because I’m sure you agree that this trailer is best enjoyed when you don’t know too much beforehand.

I can’t wait to see Roberts being badass.

Happy Secret In Their Eyes 🙂

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EAT PRAY LOVE (2010): Eat & Love, Clearly The Best Parts

Eat Pray Love (2010), Julia Roberts
Eat Pray Love (2010), Julia Roberts

Eat Pray Love had to be watched because I wanted to know the story of a person who chooses to  drastically change their life because what they have no longer makes them happy.

Said woman (Liz), played by Julia Roberts, decides to embark on a three part journey, travelling from Italy to India then Bali in a period of twelve months. As you can imagine, she meets many interesting people en route.

If you’ve ever been to Italy or dreamt about going, you’ll love the first part of this movie. You’ll like it because it’ll remind you of what makes travelling great and particularly, all the things to adore about Italy. Those curious about what it can mean to be on a ‘spiritual journey’ will get the most out of part two.

Eat Pray Love (2010), Javier Bardem
Eat Pray Love (2010), Javier Bardem

Filipe, (Javier Bardem) and pretty much everything that comes out of his mouth is a personal highlight of the final part of this movie. I particularly like his response to Liz when she says ‘I am so sick of people telling me I need a man.

Watch it if you’re curious about what he says and the adventure such as the one liz chooses.

Happy Eat Pray Love 🙂

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