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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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GRETA (2019): New Trailer From Chloë Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe, Zawe Ashton…

Greta (2019), Chloë Grace Moretz

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Greta (2018)


Starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Isabelle Huppert, Maika Monroe, and Zawe Ashton; Greta is a Neil Jordan directed thriller about a young woman who befriends a lonely widow, and lives to regret it…

For me, this trailer is two things. One, a healthy reminder to return lost and found items to the police station, not the stranger’s house. Two a movie that couldn’t help but have me get happy for Moretz because she got to work with a ‘Greta’ talent such as Huppert.

Additional cast includes Stephen Rea, Parker Sawyers, Colm Feore, Angela Thompson and Graeme Thomas King also star.

Greta Release Dates: March 1st, 2019 (US); April 19th, 2019 (UK)…

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HOT SUMMER NIGHTS (2017): New Trailer From Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe, Alex Roe…

Hot Summer Nights (2018), Timothée Chalamet
Hot Summer Nights (2018), Timothée Chalamet

Hot Summer Nights is an Elijah Bynum written / directed coming of age drama set in Cape Cod. It is one about a shy out-of-towner who gets in over his head flipping weed with the neighborhood rebel, while pursuing his new business partner’s sister.

Timothée Chalamet, Maika Monroe and Alex Roe star…

This trailer doesn’t look terrible. I guess it’s time I find out why so many people are Chalamet super fans.

Hot Summer Nights Release Dates: July 27th, 2018 (US)…

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BOKEH (2016): The Thing I Liked… ?

Bokeh (2016), Maika Monroe
Bokeh (2016), Maika Monroe

Written / directed by Geoffrey Orthwein and Andrew Sullivan, Bokeh is the story of a young couple on a romantic getaway to Iceland. Whilst there, they wake up one morning to find that everyone on earth has disappeared except for the two of them.

I sat down to watch Bokeh and within 30 minutes I was moved to pause proceedings so I could decide whether moving forward with the movie would be worth it. I simply had to do this because I was failing to find the two main characters played by Maika monroe and Matt O’Leary particularly interesting; at least not interesting enough for me to want to spend more time with them.

I’d really hoped that the story would be just a little more gripping. You know, something akin to the likes of Z For Zachariah (2015)a movie with a vaguely similar plot. Since that wasn’t the case and what was happening was proving especially disappointing – thanks to one or two moments when my disbelief could not be completely suspended, at approximately 24 minutes in, I aborted.

Did I quit too early? I don’t think so. if you’ve seen Bokeh? please do share your experience in the comments below. Lastly, in terms of what I actually liked about the one third of Bokeh that I saw… Erm… I love the name Maika and I want to visit Iceland in the future. That’s really it.

Until next time…

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BOKEH (2017): New Trailer Starring Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary…

Bokeh (2017), Maika Monroe, Matt O'Leary
Bokeh (2017), Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary

Contemplate this: You’re on a romantic getaway to Iceland with your love and whilst there, you wake up to find that everyone on earth has disappeared except for the two of you. What next?

Written / directed by Geoffrey Orthwein, Andrew Sullivan and starring Maika Monroe, Matt O’Leary and Arnar Jónsson, this is the premise of Bokeh, a very intriguing sci-fi drama…

I’m drawn to this because somehow I think I’ll learn something that will help me survive should such a predicament come to pass in my lifetime. I’m also just very curious and want to see how different this will be to the seemingly similar Z For Zacharaiah (2015).

For everyone wondering, the meaning of ‘bokeh’ is ‘the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens’. It is not a town in Iceland, as my lousy geography first led me to believe.

Bokeh Release Dates: March 24th, 2017 (US)…

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THE 5TH WAVE (2016): The Things I…

The 5th Wave (2016), Chloë Grace Moretz
The 5th Wave (2016), Chloë Grace Moretz

Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, The 5th Wave, a story about aliens trying to claim our planet as their own is a film that could have been so very good. But instead I found it boring, unsurprising and lazy.

My key issues with the movie lie in the script, editing, performances, story and  general execution. It ended up feeling like a film that was rushed and made long before the story and script were ever properly ready.

Performance-wise I can’t really fault Liev Schreiber and a few others. Chloe Grace Moretz on the other hand… I’ve seen her in four movies so far. For two of those films I have zero complaints. But for the other two, one of which is The 5th Wave, I found her performance to be varying levels of unconvincing. To be fair, Moretz isn’t the only one that I feel didn’t adequately embody their character, but she is the key protagonist, hence my focus.

One unfortunate script / editing faux pas that sticks to mind happens towards the end as 3 characters converse. One of them, let’s call him person A; he says, ‘My plan is to do such and such.’ All three people continue to talk amongst themselves for a minute. Person A then leaves. Within a few seconds, person B says to person C, ‘We better go, because I think person A is going to do such and such’. In my mind I’m thinking ‘Er… there is no thinking he’s going to do it because he just told you he’s going to do it, no?!

My disappointment had now peaked, but still I calmed down enough to recognise that the main target market for The 5th Wave is clearly young adults and teenagers. in otherwords, not me. As such I wonder what they think about it all. What are their thoughts on the seemingly forced romance/ love triangle that unfortunately is just too much like The Hunger Games (2012)?

Mad is not how I’d feel if I were to find out that a sequel to The 5th Wave is not going to happen. Of course that all depends on how much money this movie, however bad it may be, actually made.

Directed by J Blakeson and based on the book by Rick Yancey. The 5th Wave is a movie you watch it if you absolutely must. Otherwise just enjoy the trailer instead.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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INDEPENDENCE DAY -RESURGENCE (2016): New Trailer Starring Liam Hemsworth & Jeff Goldblum

Independence Day - Resurgence (2016), Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth
Independence Day – Resurgence (2016), Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth

Directed by Roland Emmerich; starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, William Fichtner, Bill pullman and Maika Monroe, the trailer for Independence Day – Resurgence has arrived…

When I watched the original movie, Independence Day (1996), I vaguely recall a young Will Smith’s famous charisma going a long way to making the film good.

This time round, aliens are once again coming to invade and destroy earth. Fingers crossed that we’ll all be impressed by more than just the special effects.

Release Date (s): June 24th, 2016 (US & UK)…

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THE 5TH WAVE (2016): New Trailer Starring Chloe Grace Moretz & Liev Schreiber

The 5th Wave (2016), Chloe Grace Moretz
The 5th Wave (2016), Chloe Grace Moretz

Apocalyptic films are here to stay people! Here comes one more starring Chloe Grace Moretz…

The 5th Wave is intriguing, though I love Moretz best in the original Kick-Ass (2010) movie. I found her performance just so, so in If I Stay (2014). My fingers are crossed that The 5th Wave surprises me most pleasantly.

Live Schreiber, Maika Monroe, Ron Livingston, Maria Bello and Nick Robinson also star.

Release Dates: January 15th 2016 (U.S.), January 22nd 2016 ((U.K.)

Happy The 5th Wave 🙂

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