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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (2018): New Trailer From Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer…

Sorry to Bother You (2018), Lakeith Stanfield
Sorry to Bother You (2018), Lakeith Stanfield

Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer and Lakeith Stanfield are the stars of Sorry To Bother You, a comedy / fantasy film based in an alternate present-day version of Oakland, USA.

Written and directed by Boots Riley, Stanfield plays a telemarketer who discovers a magical key to professional success; a key that propels him into…

I’ve been waiting for something crazy and fun; I think this is it! Having seen Get Out (2017), I do rather hope that Stanfield’s character gets out ‘alive’ this time.

This movie really looks as though it was plenty of fun to be part of; I’m smiling just thinking about the onset giggles.

Patton Oswalt, Terry Crews, David Cross, Omari Hardwick and Danny Glover also star.

Sorry To Bother You Release Dates: July 6th, 2018 (US)…

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THE INCREDIBLE JESSICA JAMES (2017): The Things I Liked…

The Incredible Jessica James (2017), Jessica Williams
The Incredible Jessica James (2017), Jessica Williams

The Incredible Jessica James is not a super hero movie as I first thought. It is in fact a comedy about an aspiring New York based playwright played by Jessica Williams. Williams is an actor who’s not completely new to me thanks to People Places Things (2015)one of my favourite comedies of 2015.

The story, written and directed by Jim Strouse who also wrote and directed  People Places Things, centres around Miss James’s friendship with a guy called Boone (Chris O’Dowd). A friendship that begins whilst Miss Jones is on the rebound from a break-up.

There are definitely one or two scenes at the beginning of this movie where I thought, ‘the camera is definitely spending too long on this moment’. Luckily for me, as the film progressed, I just liked it more and more. Williams did a good job of portraying all that is incredible about Miss James and I enjoyed the writing, especially as I found that I identify with Miss James in a number of ways. To mention just one way (you may relate to this too), I too have a slightly less than ordinary dream that also requires much dedication.

Noël Wells, an actor I first saw in Aziz Ansari’s rather good series Master Of None was a highlight. I also loved O’Dowd who was as always a delight to watch in comedy / drama roles.

By the end of The Incredible Jessica James , my thoughts had evolved from ‘the camera is definitely spending too long on this moment’ to ‘Miss James may not wear a special suit or a cape, but she really is quite incredible’. Not only did I want to be as cool as Jessica James, but I’d decided that I’d definitely tune in in the event that this movie were turned into a series.

Watch it and see.

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CROWN HEIGHTS (2017): New Trailer From Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Brian Tyree Henry, Zach Grenier…

Crown Heights (2017), Lakeith Stanfield
Crown Heights (2017), Lakeith Stanfield

In Crown Heights, Colin Warner is a young man wrongfully convicted of murder and his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Warner’s innocence. Written and directed by Matt Ruskin; Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Brian Tyree Henry and Zach Grenier star…

This one I’ll watch for three reasons. Firstly I’m desperate for this story to end well – because so often in these circumstances it does not. Second, what a dream to have a friend like Carl King. He’s surely the best kind of friend anyone could  have. Third, Following Get Out (2017), I’d just love to see a character played by Stanfield actually escape his captors. That would make me happy indeed.

Bill Camp, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Yul Vazquez, Hunter Emery Josh Pais and Natalie Paul also star.

Crown Heights Release Dates: August 25th, 2017 (US)…

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WAR MACHINE (2017): New Trailer Starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Will Poulter…

War Machine (2017), Brad Pitt
War Machine (2017), Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton and Will Poulter’s latest movie, War Machine is a satire of America’s war with Afghanistan. Directed by David Michôd, the comedy/ drama focuses on the people running the war campaign…

I can’t wait to see this movie. Following the trailer for Bright (2017) starring Will Smith and Okja (2017) with Jake Gyllenhaal, War Machine is the third trailer in three days for a movie starring a Hollywood A-lister, that’s due to be released exclusively on Netflix. Interesting times indeed.

On another note, I kind of already inherently knew this but my goodness Brad Pitt is easy to watch. I guess it’s called charisma… among other things.

Emory Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy and Anthony Michael Hall also star.

War Machine Release Dates: May 26th, 2017, (UK); 2017 (US)…

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