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HAPPIEST SEASON (2020): The Things I Loved…

Happiest Season (2020), Dan Levy, Kristen Stewart, Hulu
Happiest Season (2020), Dan Levy, Kristen Stewart, Hulu

I haven’t seen all the Christmas movies due for release in 2020 just yet. Especially since it’s not even December as I write this. Nevertheless, let’s just say that it’s going to take something very special to dethrone Happiest Season as my favourite Christmas film of the year.

I found plenty to enjoy in this Clea Duvall co-written/directed story about needing to be exactly yourself, wanting your family’s acceptance and trying hard not to ruin Christmas.

First, there’s the good performances by all, particularly Mackenzie Davis who I’ve been a fan of since Always Shine (2016). Then comes the musical score that I believe is near perfection.

Additionally, Happiest Season manages to feel fresh, even though the holiday/romance/comedy film category is far from new. And the ‘freshness’ is, in part because the central characters are a young lesbian couple. However, it’s simply good writing, editing, acting, music and all else necessary that makes Duvall’s movie the perfect holiday film experience I’ve been needing. Happiest Season is also funny in all the right places. Plus, it features a good mix of memorable dramatic moments too. I say, watch it at once! Because it’s good.

Lastly, like myself, by the end you may feel that you’ve finally come across your favourite Kristen Stewart performance. Especially if you’re not too busy appreciating the noteworthy family wisdom, plus the good examples of friendship and kindness in the story.

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HAPPIEST SEASON (2020): New Trailer From Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Dan Levy, Alison Brie…

Happiest Season (2020), Kristen Stewart, Hulu
Happiest Season (2020), Kristen Stewart, Hulu

Read my spoiler-free movie review of  Happiest Season (2020).


Starring Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, directed and co-written by Clea DuVall; Happiest Season is a new holiday romantic comedy all about wanting your family’s acceptance, being exactly yourself, and trying hard not to ruin Christmas.

Additional key cast includes Michelle Buteau, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy and Alison Brie.

Very happy is how I feel to see another Christmas movie trailer this week. Especially so since this looks like quite a good, fun movie, thanks in part to the comedy. And of course I’ll be gladly taking in all the gorgeous lights and decorations.

Jake McDorman, Mary Steenburgen, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Sarayu Blue, Ana Gasteyer, Mary Holland, Caroline Harris and Burl Moseley also star.

Happiest Season Release Dates: November 25th, 2020 (US); November 27th, 2020 (UK)…

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TERMINATOR – DARK FATE (2019): NEw Trailer From Mackenzie Davis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton…

Terminator - Dark Fate (2019), Linda Hamilton, Paramaount Pictures
Terminator – Dark Fate (2019), Linda Hamilton, Paramaount Pictures

Directed by Tim Miller of Deadpool (2016) and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton plus Mackenzie Davis, Terminator – Dark Fate is the next instalment in the celebrated science fiction story that started with James Cameron’s The Terminator back in 1984.

The official plot hasn’t yet been released but additional key cast does include Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta, Natalia Reyes, Brett Azar…

‘Wow’ is the word because this trailer looks really good. Fans of Cameron’s first and second Terminator Movies movie are no doubt excited to see Hamilton back as the rather badass Sarah Conner.

Right aways I know I like Davis as Grace, whoever Grace is. I’m also excited to hopefully find Luna’s Terminator character to be as perfectly loathsome as Robert Patrick’s great portrayal of T-1000 from Terminator 2 – Judgement Day (1991).

Terminator – Dark Fate Release Dates: October 23rd, 2019 (UK); November 1st, 2019 (US & CAN)…

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TULLY (2018): New Trailer From Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston…

Tully (2018), Charlize Theron
Tully (2018), Charlize Theron

Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis and Ron Livingston, Tully is a comedy about motherhood. One in which a mother of  three children, begrudgingly accepts her well-to-do brother’s gift of a ‘night nanny’, in the hopes that it will help destress her life. And so ensues adefinite change in the her life in the most unexpected ways.

Tully is written by Diablo Cody of Juno (2007) and Young Adult (2011), while Jason Reitman directs…

I know it’s only January but this is already one of my favourite trailers of 2018. Right after the ‘frozen pizza, awesome’ comment, I was almost certain that the next clip would show that she’d killed him. But then I realised that she of course had absolutely no energy left to spare.

Mark Duplass, Emily Haine, Marceline Hugot, Gameela Wright and Elaine Tan also star 

Tully Release Dates: April 20th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017): Beautiful Cinematography In New Trailer For Denis Villeneuve Movie Starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto, Harrison Ford…

Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Jared Leto
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Jared Leto

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Blade Runner 2049 (2017).


The new  highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 movie is coming in October 2017. Directed by Denis Villeneuve; starring Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto and Harrison Ford, I’m quite sure that you’ve already seen the visual feast that is the films trailer.

Still, it’s worth it to scroll on through the following beautiful images that showcase some of the gorgeous cinematography.

And by the end? The trailer you shall find….

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Ryan Gosling
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Ryan Gosling

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

My Favourite! ↓↓↓↓ 😊

Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Jared Leto
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Jared Leto

Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Mackenzie Davis
Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Mackenzie Davis

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Blade Runner Release Dates: October 5th, 2017 (GER); October 6th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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ALWAYS SHINE (2016): For Mackenzie Davis’s Performance…

Always Shine (2016), Mackenzie Davis
Always Shine (2016), Mackenzie Davis

Starring Mackenzie Davis and Caitlin Fitzgerald as ‘so-called friends’, Always Shine is an example of what can happen when jealousy between friends gets out of control.

Davis’s portrayal of a jealous friend is definitely my favourite thing about Always Shine. Neither of the two lead characters comes across as perfect. Yet, up until this point, I don’t think I’d ever seen a friendship up close, that was so poisonous and shady. Davis, Fitzgerald and director Sophia Takal did a good job of creating tension.

Always Shine (2016), Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald
Always Shine (2016), Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald

Admittedly, towards the end I did get quite lost in regards to precisely what was going on and all that it meant.  Still, I say, watch Always Shine for Davis’s very memorable performance and maybe you will kindly  explain to me what the end is all about.

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BLADE RUNNER 2049 (2017): New Trailer From Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Jared Leto…

Blade Runner 20149 (2017), Harrison Ford
Blade Runner 20149 (2017), Harrison Ford

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Blade Runner 2049 (2017).


Directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas and Jared Leto, the sequel for Blade Runner (1982) is coming in 2017.

In the new instalment, the year is 2049 – three decades after the events of the original film, there’s a new blade runner in town and after he unearths a long standing and potentially dangerous secret, he must seek out the original blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Is it bad that a massive film enthusiast such as myself has never watched Blade Runner? Even worse perhaps, I actually thought it was an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.

Whatever the answer, now that one of my favourite directors of recent years is attached to this film along with Gosling, I know I really need to get firmly on board because I may actually be missing out in a major way.

Blade Runner Release Dates: October 5th, 2017 (GER); October 6th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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ALWAYS SHINE (2016): New Trailer From Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald, Lawrence Michael Levine…

Always Shine (2016), Mackenzie Davis
Always Shine (2016), Mackenzie Davis

Always Shine stars Mackenzie Davis, Caitlin FitzGerald and Lawrence Michael Levine. Directed by Sophia Takal, it’s a thriller with competition and jealousy between best friends at its heart…

Interesting subject matter, jealousy. It’s part of the human condition but as is the case with mosts things, it’s really what you do with it that matters most. Based on this trailer, it looks like at least one of the characters lets the emotion take over and so comes the darkness.

Always Shine Release Dates: December 2nd, 2016 (US)…

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