Tag Archives: Love Triangle

YOU ME AND HIM (2017): The Thing I Liked…

You, Me & Him (2017), Lucy Punch, David Tennant
You, Me & Him (2017), Lucy Punch, David Tennant

You, Me and Him is just what I thought it would be, an adequately charming British comedy that put a smile on my face on a day when I didn’t want my movie choice to ask too much of me.  

Starring Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay and David Tennant, the story centres around a lesbian couple who both end up making rather bad decisions because both parties are not exactly in the same place regarding the question of having children. Things get even more complicated when their Scottish neighbour befriends them. 

Though the film was quite awkward at first, I enjoyed the unique story and general Britishness of director Daisy Aitkens’s movie. And Tennant’s beard, the other thing that drew me to this movie certainly didn’t let me down. 

Overall, I wouldn’t call You Me and Him the best British comedy I’ve seen in a while. I found Finding Your Feet (2017) to be that little bit more charming. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean I won’t remember You Me and Him for enlightening me to the truth of just how good pink hair looks with grey eyes.

Watch it for the easy viewing experience and the charm.

Happy Film Loving 

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SONG TO SONG (2017): New Trailer From Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling…

Song To Song (2017), Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling
Song To Song (2017), Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling

Celebrated filmmaker Terrence Malick has a new movie starring Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender and Ryan Gosling. Song To Song is about two intersecting love triangles set against the music scene in Austin, Texas…

I want this to be great because I’m a fan of everyone involved. I especially want this to be better than Malick’s previous movie Knight Of Cups (2015), which I’m yet to see but I know the reception wasn’t great. On another note, I’m going to guess that both trailers were edited by the very same person, probably.

Song To Song Release Dates: March 17th, (2017); 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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Z FOR ZACHARIAH (2015): Interesting Drama On The Ultimate Love Triangle

Z For Zachariah (2015), Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie
Z For Zachariah (2015), Chris Pine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie

Directed by Craig Zobel, and based on a novel by Robert C. O’Brien, Z For Zachariah is a mysterious drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine.

Set in the aftermath of a disaster that has eradicated most of civilisation, at the centre of the film is a love triangle between the people likely to be the last three left.

I tuned in mainly because of the talented cast – and considering the unique circumstances the characters find themselves in, I just had to know how things would turn out for all involved.

Naturally, everyone does not win, but it sure is interesting to see how the characters navigate their unique predicaments, making for engaging character studies. I was left thinking about how things can turn out when people let their insecurities get the best of them.

Watch it for the subject matter.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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BROOKLYN (2015): Definitely Not Trailer of The week

Brooklyn (2015), Saoirse Ronan, Michael Zegan
Brooklyn (2015), Saoirse Ronan, Michael Zegan

For some time now I’ve been annoyed by the way some of the marketing people responsible for approving movie trailers have gone about their business. They have been happy to release film promos that reveal more of the story than many film fans care to see prior to release.

In the past, most of the films that have fallen victim to this ‘reveal virtually everything in the trailer’ movement have been movies I haven’t really been that interested in seeing. Today unfortunately, is a new day and I’ve just watched the so-called ‘trailer’ for Brooklyn (2015).

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Zegan and Written by Nick Hornby, the John Crowley directed movie’s trailer reveals what looks like approximately 95% of the film’s plot in just 2.5 minutes.

What should have been a well executed trailer that reveals just the right amount to make you want to see the actual movie, was instead turned into what is essentially a very condensed short film sans the actual ending.

The feeling I got at the end is akin to how you might feel if a technical glitch occurred at the most inopportune moment, just before the big revelatory last scene of a movie. In such a situation, you might feel forced to immediately seek out the true ending. Perhaps ask someone that may have already seen it. Me? I felt forced to google the ending and I have no regrets.

The trailer has left me with completely no reason to want to watch the film. Why would the marketers do this? I just can’t believe it’s because the the film is based on a book that a lot of the audience would have already read. Money has to be behind it, along with laziness and a lack of imagination. What’s obvious is that there’s an opportunity for balance and compromise unless because trailers have been done well before without being turned into short films.

Go ahead and watch the trailer but only if you like spoilers.

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ALOHA (2015): More Bradley Cooper Please!

Aloha (2015), bradley Cooper
Aloha (2015), bradley Cooper

More Bradley Cooper Please! It’s hard not to feel this way after his brilliant Oscar nominated performance in American Sniper (2014). Not to say that his new movie, Aloha is a similar kind of film, of course.

Writer/ Director, Cameron Crowe – the man responsible for the1996 hit, Jerry Maguire is back with the story of a celebrated military contractor (Cooper) who must choose between two love interests, played by Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams.

Love triangles are notoriously tricky, particularly if you’re the one to do the choosing. So lets look forward to seeing how things turn out for the parties involved in Aloha. Maybe we can get a few tips.

Jennifer Lawrence is no where to be seen in this one. But you will find two great comedy Actors in the shape ofAlec Baldwin (30 Rock) and Danny McBride of Pineapple Express (2008)This Is The End (2013) and other Seth Rogen/ Judd Apatow films.

Happy Aloha 🙂

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