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HONEY BOY (2019): New Trailer From Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, Maika Monroe…

Honey Boy (2019), Lucas Hedges
Honey Boy (2019), Lucas Hedges

Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe and Maika Monroe are the stars of new drama Honey Boy.

Set over the course of a decade, written by Shia LaBeouf and directed by Alma Har’el, Honey Boy is the story of a young actor’s efforts to mend his relationship with his hard-drinking, law-breaking father…

This must have been quite the journey for LaBeouf considering it appears to be based on the story of his relationship with his own father. I’m ready for good performances from everyone. Especially young Mr. Jupe.

FKA Twigs, Natasha Lyonne, Noah Jupe, Laura San Giacomo, Clifton Collins Jr. and Martin Starr also star.

Honey Boy Release Dates: November 8th, 2019 (US)…

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BOY ERASED (2018): The Thing I Liked…

Boy Erased (2018), Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges
Boy Erased (2018), Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges

Boy Erased is a biographical drama based on a specific time in the life of Garrard Conley, a Baptist preacher’s son who as a teenager was forced to take part in a church-supported gay conversion program. A disturbing and damaging practice that I’m sadly unsurprised to learn still continues today. 

Besides standing out for being a heartbreaking true story that’s well acted and directed, Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe and Joel Edgerton’s latest movie features a number of scenes that I won’t soon forget. 

My very favourite one is a scene so moving that it made me realise I don’t actually recall the last time I wanted a person’s all important phone call to be answered so desperately. 

My second favourite scene takes place just before the one with the phone phone call. It’s a moment that had me hoping that every parent with a strong willed child recognises the value of their child’s will. Especially when the child chooses to question what appears as nonsense – at the most crucial time, regardless of who may be spewing it.

Boy Erased definitely has a number of unfortunate things that happen in this story; meaning you really won’t be laughing much, if at all. Still, I did find the experience worthwhile for the insight into what can occur at gay conversion camps and for the aforementioned well executed and memorable scenes which take place towards the end.

Watch it if it intrigues you enough and also because it’s more hopeful than you may think.

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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)…

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MID90S (2018): New Trailer From Director Jonah Hill, Starring Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges, Jerrod Carmichael, Sunny Suljic…

Mid90s (2018), Sunny Suljic
Mid90s (2018), Sunny Suljic

Written / directed by Jonah Hill, Mid90s is a new comedy about an LA based boy growing up in the 90s.

The film’s key cast includes Katherine WaterstonJerrod Carmichael, Lucas HedgesSunny Suljic…

I can’t really say that what’s shown in this trailer speaks to my ‘growing up in the 90’s’ experience (except for some of the iconography). Nevertheless, as a fan of all of Hill’s previous comedy work, it would be silly not to give this movie a chance.

I have three main hopes post trailer viewing. Firstly that I won’t miss the Superbad (2007) vibe. Second, I hope that I won’t be wishing for Hill to be a key cast member and last but not least, my fingers are crossed that the finished product will make me laugh more than this trailer did. Especially since I’m thinking that Mid90s should probably be classified as a drama / comedy at this point.

Alexa Demie, Di Vinci SanTana and Margaret Newborn also star.

Mid90s Release Dates: October 19th, 2018 (US)…

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