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THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES (2018): The Things I Liked…

The Christmas Chronicles (2018), Kurt Russell
The Christmas Chronicles (2018), Kurt Russell

There are four key things I like most about The Christmas Chronicles, the story of siblings whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unforgettable adventure. 

The first highlight is the ‘performance’ during the time in jail, the second is ‘the world in Santa’s bag,’ the third is the very adorable way the the words ‘Papa Noel’ are uttered towards the end and last but not least is that very glorious red leather coat on Santa’s back. Santa’s beard is quite something too, but that coat..!

When I wasn’t busy admiring the aforementioned, I was thinking that overall The Christmas Chronicles isn’t a terrible Christmas movie’. I mean, yes, there was a moment or a few when one of the young actors didn’t deliver their lines in a particularly believable way. There was also a part of me that felt as though the older sibling was probably too old for some aspects of the story. Still, all these ‘inconveniences’ didn’t stop me from watching till the end. I guess I was just very much in the mood for Christmas.

Watch it if you’re so curious.

Happy Film Loving

G

DEEPWATER HORIZON (2016): New Trailer Starring Mark Whalberg, Dylan O’brien & Kate Hudson

Deepwater Horizon (2016), Mark Wahlberg
Deepwater Horizon (2016), Mark Wahlberg

Deepwater Horizon is the latest from Mark Wahlberg, the story about the explosion of the drilling rig that caused the worst oil spill in US history…

Teaser trailer

I like what they’ve done concept wise with this teaser trailer, though I don’t find myself particularly excited about the movie at this point. Perhaps the release of the non-teaser will change that – and it has…

No doubt the ending will be heroic. I’m really hoping that Gina Rodriguez’s character doesn’t die.

John Malkovich, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell and Dylan O’brien also star.

Deepwater Horizon Release Dates: September 30th, 2016 (US & UK); September 29th, 2016 (GER); October 12th, 2016 (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015): For Tarantino’s Mastery Of Storytelling & Suspense

The Hateful 8 (2015), Samuel L. Jackson
The Hateful 8 (2015), Samuel L. Jackson

I wasn’t as excited as anticipated after I first saw the first teaser trailer of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, however I’m thinking that my lacklustre enthusiasm may have had more to do with the film’s genre than anything else.

Admittedly, the western will probably never be my first choice in movie genre but I have absolutely zero regrets post The Hateful Eight and Tarantino’s previous movie Django Unchained (2012), also a western.

Good servings of expert story telling, entertaining dialogue, great music and camerawork are all very present in The Hateful Eight – A film I consider a well sculpted two-plus hours of suspenseful entertainment with an ending you will love.

The cinematography in the movie also manages to stand out even though everything in the film happens at precisely 3 locations.

I liked the pace and the way things really started to build up especially around the moment that the audience starts to hear ‘Silent Night’ on the piano. The tension and suspense at this point is really something to experience and part of the reason Tarantino is considered a master film maker.

The Hateful 8 (2015), Walton Goggins
The Hateful 8 (2015), Walton Goggins

If you hadn’t already guessed, I think that The Hateful Eight is a movie worth seeing. Certainly one I’ll be watching again in the very near future. I don’t know if it’s quite Tarantino’s best but perhaps that would depend on one’s preferred movie genre.

Walton Goggins portrayal of Sheriff Chris Mannix, Tim Roth’s Oswaldo Mobray and  Samuel L. Jackson’s Major Marquis Warren are my favourite of The Hateful Eight characters. The first two because of the humour and the latter thanks to the dialogue, style and undeniable cool.

Watch The Hateful Eight for the story telling and film making mastery. Lastly, if you can make out the first lines of dialogue that come out of the mouth of Jody, played by Channing Tatum, please let me know in the comments below because I couldn’t make sense of it.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015): Nearly Time For Seriously Stylish Gun Slinging

The Hateful Eight (2015), Samuel L. Jackson
The Hateful Eight (2015), Samuel L. Jackson

I wasn’t as excited as I expected to be after seeing the teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest, The Hateful Eight, but after the official full trailer….

I’m excited to meet all the the undoubtedly cool characters and see the story play out in the traditionally spectacular Tarantino fashion.

You don’t really see his face in the trailer but I can tell that the guy on the far right of the screen at 1:30 is Channing Tatum.

Release Date (s): December 25th, 2015 (USA), January 8th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE HATEFUL EIGHT (2015): New Teaser Trailer For Quentin Tarantino Movie

The Hateful 8 (2015), Kurt Russell
The Hateful 8 (2015), Kurt Russell

Quentin Tarantino has a new movie and this time it’s a western that’s centred around bounty hunters and set in post-Civil War Wyoming.

Teaser trailer…

This trailer doesn’t exactly have me yelping with joy just yet, but of course I’m intrigued and I’ll watch because it’s Tarantino and I know many good things including super dialogue and cinematography are coming.

The Hateful 8 (2015), Samuel L. Jackson
The Hateful 8 (2015), Samuel L. Jackson

Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell…

Happy Hateful 8 🙂

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