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THE LEGO MOVIE 2 – The Second (2019): New Trailer From Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie, Alison Brie…

The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part (2019)
The Lego Movie 2 – The Second Part (2019)

In The Lego Movie 2 – The Second Part, it’s just five years since everything was awesome, but now LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space are  wrecking everything and so the new threat must be dealt with.

Chris Pratt, Margot Robbie and Alison Brie star while Mike Mitchell and Trisha Gum direct…

I decided that I already I like this movie simply because of the title -especially the second part of it. Looking forward to the humour and silliness.

Tiffany Haddish, Jonah Hill, Elizabeth Banks, Stephanie Beatriz, Channing Tatum, Nick Offerman, Will Arnett and Charlie Day also star.

The Lego Movie 2 – The Second Part Release Dates: February 8th, 2019 (US & UK)

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2018): New Trailer From Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Guy Pearce, Gemma Chan…

Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Saoirse Ronan
Mary Queen Of Scots (2018), Saoirse Ronan

From director Josie Rourke, Mary Queen Of Scots is a new historical drama about the relationship between Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and her cousin Mary Stuart.

Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie,  Guy Pearce, Joe Alwyn and Gemma Chan star…

First of all, isn’t it special and interesting that two Australian actors have had the opportunity to play Elizabeth I on the big screen twenty years apart? Cate Blanchett’s performance in Elizabeth (1998) is still so powerful and fresh in my mind.

When I first saw Margot in this trailer, I wasn’t sure… but then as the trailer played some more, my faith increased. The real main reason I can’t wait to see this one is the brilliant Ronan. I just want to see her deliver all the great dialogue that wonderful way she knows how. I’ll also be marvelling at the visual spectacle of it all, of course. 

Bring on the rivalry!

David Tennant, Brendan Coyle and Jack Lowden also star.

Mary Queen Of Scots Release Dates: December 7th, 2018, (US); January 18th, 2018 (UK)…

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TERMINAL (2018): New Trailer From Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, Max Irons…

Terminal (2018),  Margot Robbie
Terminal (2018), Margot Robbie

In Terminal, murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as the lives of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.

Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Max Irons and Mike Myers are directed by Vaughn Stein…

I don’t really know what’s going on in this trailer but I’m intrigued by the style and cinematography.

I generally like to see Margot Robbie win. I just wish that I wasn’t so very aware of her faux accent.

Terminal Release Dates: May 11th, 2018 (US)…

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I, TONYA (2017): Good, Notable Performances…

I, Tonya (2017), Margot Robbie
I, Tonya (2017), Margot Robbie

I, Tonya, the true story of competitive ice skater Tonya Harding, and the unfortunate events that led to the end of her career is a movie well done. Directed by Craig Gillespie, the film is structured and captured in a way that’s engaging both in style and content.

I found myself impressed by all the performances. Robbie’s portrayal is memorable because of what she was able to achieve both physically and emotionally. There’s been talk of how impressive her solo scene in front of the mirror is and it really is. But the moment that moved me most takes place in the court room, immediately following sentencing.

As Hardings’ abusive mother, Allison Janney did brilliantly. This of course didn’t surprise me because Janney always delivers. Always. The hateful truth of her character was conveyed so perfectly in her entire being and very clearly through her eyes. 

Until this movie, I hadn’t really seen Sebastian Stan in much, except his work in Marvel’s Captain America and Avengers movies; because of what he did with his role as Hardings’ abusive husband, I’m now more interested than ever before in what he does next. Other highlights in Gillespie’s film include the well chosen music.

I say watch this movie for the performances and the story. I’ll in the meantime, busy myself with looking forward to Robbie’s next leading role in a drama.

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I, TONYA (2017): New Trailer From Margot Robbie, Bobby Cannavale, Sebastian Stan, Mckenna Grace…

I, Tonya (2017), Margot Robbie
I, Tonya (2017), Margot Robbie

I, Tonya is the true story of competitive ice skater Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie), a skater who rose amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Unfortunately for her, things change drastically when her ex-husband intervenes. Directed by Craig Gillespie, Bobby Cannavale, Sebastian Stan and Mckenna Grace also star…

I’m watching because it looks like this movie really allowed Robbie to act her socks off – so to speak and I personally can’t ‘wait to see how that unfolds. I’m also curious about the scary truth of this story.

Additional supporting cast includes Joey Thurmond, Bojana Novakovic, Allison Janney and Julianne Nicholson.

I, Tonya Release Dates: December 8th, 2017, (US); February 16th, 2018 (UK)…

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PETER RABBIT (2018): New Trailer From James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson…

Peter Rabbit (2018), James Corden
Peter Rabbit (2018), James Corden

Peter Rabbit is the film adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s classic tale of a rebellious rabbit determined to sneak into a farmer’s vegetable garden. Will Gluck directs while James Corden, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie, Domhnall Gleeson…

I did grow up reading one or two of the Peter Rabbit books but I only remember the stories vaguely. My curiosity about how much I loved the books and the general cuteness of all the animals will have me tuning in. And… I’ve always enjoyed stories about mischievous and clever animals.

Peter Rabbit Release Dates: February 9th, 2018 (US); March 16th, 2018 (UK)…

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SUICIDE SQUAD (2016) Movie Review: The Thing I Liked…

Suicide Squad (2016), Margot Robbie
Suicide Squad (2016), Margot Robbie

The trailer for Suicide Squad, a.k.a. DC Comics’s answer to The Avengers (2012) is one of my favourite movie trailers of 2016. Fast forward to the first hour of actually watching Suicide Squad and I’m thinking… ‘Why does this feel like such a big mess?’

After my surprise at my initial reaction, the movie does thankfully become a little more watchable, after the first hour. Though certainly not enough to make Suicide Squad a particularly great experience.

A sizeable part of my issue with director David Ayer’s movie is linked to the fact that, unlike Marvel’s The Avengers, stand alone movies for most, if not all of the characters in Suicide Squad don’t previously exist. This then adds to the already gargantuan challenge of weaving a well constructed and engaging story featuring all the numerous players. Granted that a lot of the film’s audience are readers of the comic books on which this movie is based, I didn’t really realise just how much Marvel’s approach made a lot of sense until, as a non-reader of comic books, I watched Suicide Squad.

I know that superhero movies aren’t real but something about this movie was just more unbelievable than any other superhero movie I remember watching. I must admit that Cara Delevigne’s portrayal of Enchantress didn’t help matters. ‘Ridiculous’ is unfortunately the word that came to mind most times I saw her character and heard her speak.

Suicide Squad (2016), Viola Davis
Suicide Squad (2016), Viola Davis

As for the characters I did like, Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) is cool but I found that I didn’t identify with her as much as I thought I would. The fact that all members of the Suicide Squad are hardcore criminals, I’m sure has something to do with it. Deadshot (Will Smith) is another favourite because he too has that cool factor, thanks in large part to the nature of his particular set of skills. That combined with the way his story is shot is part of what kept me watching. Harley Quinn and Deadshot’s dynamic really helped hold the story together, where possible.

Is Jared Leto’s Joker going to be as arresting as Heath Ledger’s brilliant work in The Dark Knight (2008)? This was a question I wanted the answer to and I kind of got it… but not really because The Joker is barely seen in this movie and even though he is one of the better known characters prior to this film, thanks to batman, his stand alone movie really should have come before Suicide Squad.

Watch this movie if you’re curious enough. It’s just not as good as it should have been.

Last but not least, I didn’t want to have to say that Marvel’s The Avengers did it better, but the truth is, I’ve never been very good at lying to myself.

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THE LEGEND OF TARZAN (2016): The Thing I Liked…

The Legend Of Tarzan (2016), Alexander Skarsgård
The Legend Of Tarzan (2016), Alexander Skarsgård

Within the first twenty minutes of The Legend Of Tarzan, my thought’s could be summarised with phrase ‘chop, chop.’ That’s British for ‘hurry up’, ‘move along’, ‘come on!’ etc. The pace was slow and I was eager for the fun jungle action to begin.

The good news is, things did kind of start to happen, though certainly not soon enough. The  scene when Tarzan faces off with the massive gorilla is my favourite, thanks to the action, camera work and Alexander Skarsgård’s convincing physicality. Overall though, the movie proved quite dull and with very little that delighted. The general structure of the story felt odd and I found myself wanting to see more of the young Tarzan’s experiences – because surely it was more interesting than what I was watching.

Some might say that maybe I should have opted for The Jungle Book (2015) if the story of a boy growing up in the Jungle sans parents is what I was really after – and to that I say, touché. Still, that doesn’t mean that what we have with director David Yate’s The Legend Of Tarzan is close to all that it could have been.

The films star’s Alexander Skarsgård, Margot Robbie and Christoph Waltz didn’t deliver terrible performances; it’s the execution of the story and final product that just wasn’t great.

For those who may be undecided about whether to bother with The Legend Of Tarzan, I say, watch it to appreciate Skarsgård’s physical achievements (maybe), for some nice footage of Africa (perhaps) or for human / gorilla fight action (the best part). However, you probably have to go elsewhere for a truly satisfying retelling of writer Edgar Rice Burroughs’s classic story. Especially since the experience of this movie left me and many others wanting.

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