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THE HIGHWAYMEN (2019): New Trailer From Kevin Costner, Woody Harrelson, Kathy Bates…

The Highwaymen (2019), Woody Harrelson, Thomas Mann, Kevin Costner, Netflix
The Highwaymen (2019), Woody Harrelson, Thomas Mann, Kevin Costner, Netflix

In new crime / drama The Highwaymen, Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson are two police officers who have come out of retirement to catch infamous bank robbing outlaws Bonnie & Clyde.

Directed by John Lee Hancock; additional key cast includes Kathy Bates, Thomas Mann, Kim Dickens, John Carroll Lynch…

I haven’t watched a Bonnie & Clyde movie for a long time and I definitely don’t remember the story focusing mainly on the officers trying to catch the outlaws. As such, I’m rather looking forward to this seemingly fresh perspective.

I also didn’t realise I’d missed seeing Kevin Costner in a movie until I saw him here. How can I not miss him when I loved his character in Hidden Figures (2016) so much?

W. Earl Brown, David Furr, and Brian F. Durkin also star.

The Highwaymen Release Dates: March 29th, 2019 (US)…

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  The Highway Men (2019)

Happy Film Loving

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COMPLETE UNKNOWN: New Trailer From Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates

Complete Unknown (2016), Rachel Weisz
Complete Unknown (2016), Rachel Weisz

In Complete Unknown which stars Michael Shannon, Rachel Weisz and Kathy Bates, Weisz’s character is a woman who likes to regularly change her identity and start over…

Based on what I’ve seen so far, the character  played by Weisz already kind of annoys me – I’m guessing because of her perceived selfishness. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to understand her.

Complete Unknown Release Dates: August 26th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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BAD SANTA 2 (2016): New Trailer From Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox & Kathy Bates

Bad Santa 2 (2016), Billy Bob Thornton
Bad Santa 2 (2016), Billy Bob Thornton

Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates and Tony Cox are back for Bad Santa 2, a sequel to the 2003 original that featured a whiskey swilling conman and his angry little sidekick…

Red Band Trailer

Clean Trailer

I haven’t watched Bad Santa (2003) because, to put it simply the trailer didn’t convince me. I have a general fear that this sequel will be bad partly because sequels usually are. However I’ve decided to commit to watching the original. Which will hopefullymean that I can look forward to well-delivered profanity-filled lines from the very worst,  possible Santa Claus ever.

Bad Santa 2 Release Dates: November 23rd, 2016 (US); November 23rd, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE BOSS (2016): Best In Trailer Form…

The Boss (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell
The Boss (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell

The Boss, directed by Ben Falcone who co-wrote the story with his wife Melissa McCarthy is a comedy that isn’t quite as unwatchable as Tammy (2014) – the couple’s last collaboration, but that doesn’t mean it’s particularly good either

What’s undoubtable by now is McCarthy’s comedy skills. Unfortunately  I just see The Boss as another movie that’s actually more enjoyable in the format of short comedy sketches. I.e. the film’s trailer or something like an episode of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer. 

The good thing about the comedy sketch / trailer format for this movie is that nobody would have to put up with what in the end feels like story telling minus the commitment required to make it good enough.

The Boss (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell
The Boss (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell

As for the notable amount of profanity in the movie, I enjoy creative use of cuss words as much much as most, but in this movie it’s used so much that it actually stops adding to the comedy and borders on tedious and lazy.

I was really hoping that The Boss would have me raving about how much fun it is – as  I did with McCarthy’s last movie Spy (2015). Sadly, The Boss just feels kind of empty and instead makes me want to re-watch Horrible Bosses (2011), a really, rather good comedy.

Mary Sohn, Timothy Simons and Kathy Bates also star.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE BOSS (2016): New Trailer From Melissa McCarthy & Kristen Bell

The Boss (2016), Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy
The Boss (2016), Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy

Good news for Melissa McCarthy fans, for she has a new comedy trailer…

I couldn’t get through ten minutes of Tammy (2014) but I’m giving The Boss a chance because, well, how fascinating is that red wig? In all seriousness however, this trailer good and I did love Spy 2015. 

Written and directed by Ben Falcone, The Boss also stars Peter Dinklage and the lovely kristen Bell, an actress I last saw and loved in Stuck In Love (2012).

Release Date (s): April 8th, 2016 (US), June 10th, 2016, (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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