In In Search Of Fellini,Ksenia Solo is a shy small-town Ohio girl who loves movies but dislikes reality. After discovering the delightfully bizarre films of Federico Fellini, she sets off on a journey across Italy to find him. Maria Bello and Mary Lynn Rajskub co-star while Taron lexton directs…
Although I can’t quite see myself going overseas specifically to search for my favourite director, I too really love movies. I also love to travel so perhaps any excuse to get on a plane to somewhere beautiful is good enough. I already like the Eat Pray Love (2010) vibe of this film. I’m going to hope that the end product is worthwhile.
Starring Ben Winchell, Maria Bello and Andy Garcia, Max Steel is the new action/ adventure / sci-fi movie centred around the adventures of teenager Max McGrath and his alien companion, Steel.
Directed by Stewart Hendler, based on the story by Christopher Yost and with no direct connection to Marvel Studios or DC Comics, what we have here is a new superhero movie. One where Max and Steel must combine their extraordinary abilities to work together against some dark forces and… as if you hadn’t already guessed. Save the world…
Max Steel seems to have some notable differences when compared to other superhero movies – something which at this point in the superhero domination of Hollywood, is definitely a good thing. Whether the differences prove enough to hold serious interest for those already fatigued by this genre depends on the execution of this story. I already know right now that Steel is my favourite character.
I’m happy to see that this new trailer is a definite improvement on the international version I chose to ignore a few days ago.
Imagine the awkwardness of having to go through puberty at 30 years old. That is the premise of The Late Bloomer, the new comedy starring Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons, Brittany Snow and Jane lynch…
Based on the book by Ken Baker and directed by Kevin Pollak, I’ll be watching in hopes that the movie will be executed well and be a little reminiscent of The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005). 40 Days 40 Nights (2002) also comes to mind.
I’m also excited about the father/ son relationship between Simmons and Simmons’ characters. The clips in this trailer remind me of what I loved about J.K. Simmons’ good work in I Love you, Man (2009).
Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bello, Charlotte McKinney and Lenora Crichlow also star.
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.
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 inIfI 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.)
A small town, suddenly sprinkled with a few non local visitors can only mean trouble, and trouble does come. Especially for Tom Stall, a well regarded local coffee shop owner with a wife and two children.
Directed by David Cronenberg and starring Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello and Ed Harris, there’s much to love and little else left to be desired here.
For those familiar with Cronenberg’s trademark visceral style, this drama/ crime/ thriller definitely has scenes and moments that remind you perfectly of who the director is.
A well written story, that’s brilliantly delivered is the reason A History Of Violence (2005) is one of my favourite films of all time.
What’s brought to mind each time I’m reminded of it, besides the fact that it entertained me like crazy?
Push someone far enough and you’ll be awakened to the truth of who they really are. Chances are, however small, you won’t like what you find.