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BOOK CLUB (2018): New Trailer From Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen…

Book Club (2018), Mary Steenburgen, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen
Book Club (2018), Mary Steenburgen, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen

Directed and co-written by Bill Holderman, Book Club is a comedy about four women whose lives are forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey.

Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen star…

I’m often drawn to stories of friendships between women in later life, especially if comedy is involved. My fingers are crossed that I’ll enjoy this close to as much as I do Grace & Frankie.

Andy Garcia, Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson, Alicia Silverstone and Richard Dreyfuss also star.

Book Club Release Dates: May 18th, 2018 (US); June 1st, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE DISCOVERY (2017): The Thing I Liked…

The Discovery (2017), Rooney Mara
The Discovery (2017), Rooney Mara

As you may have heard and read by now, the latest film from Robert Redford, Jason Segel and Rooney Mara, The Discovery has a rather memorable first five minutes – and it’s true.

Written and directed by Justin Lader and Charlie McDowell respectively; the team who brought us the rather good The One I Love (2014); The Discovery is a drama / mystery set two years after it’s scientifically proven that there is indeed an afterlife. 

In addition to the opening scene, I did enjoy some of the discussion about what happens in the afterlife – particularly the exploration of whether it’s actually real. There are also one or two more unexpected things that take place later on in the movie that had me surprised, in a good way. Nevertheless, I feel as though had it not been for the good opening scene, there would be much less to say about The Discovery. Reason being most of the film is more ‘OK-ish’ than great. Sure, tune in for the first five minutes and if you’re curious enough, continue on.

Happy Film Loving

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ELF (2003): Will Ferrell Makes It Good

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Elf (2003), Will Ferrell

Silly, with several funny and moving moments, plus all the right messages for the christmas season is just one way to describe Elf, starring Will Ferrell in the title role.

Directed by Jon Favreau, I’ve heard many people refer to Elf as their favourite Christmas movie. I can’t say it’s mine but Ferrell does a positively memorable job with his character.

If you weren’t already a fan of Ferrell, it’s quite likely that after the movie, you’ll recognise and applaud his  capabilities. Just make sure you’re in the mood for some silly.

Zooey Dechanel’s beautiful singing voice and the characters played by Faison Love and Peter Dinklage are a few of my favourite things about the movie.

Watch it for a reminder of why so many people can’t help but look forward to Will Ferrell in comedy roles. Daddy’s Home (2015) is Ferrell’s latest comedy which will be here just in time for Christmas 2015.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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7 DAYS IN HELL (2015): Kit Harrington, Andy Samberg & Fred Armisen In New HBO Comedy

7 Days In Hell (2015), Kit Harrington
7 Days In Hell (2015), Kit Harrington

7 Days In Hell is HBO’s new sports comedy/ TV movie starring Andy Samberg, Kit Harrington, Mary Steenburgen, Fred Armisen and many more including Serena Williams and John McEnroe who play versions of themselves.

Shot in the style of a documentary expose, the TV movie focuses on the rivalry between two fictional tennis players, known to be the greatest of all time and their 2004 match that lasted 7 days. The concept is definitely nuts, but in the very best way.

All I know of Kit Harrington is that he is / was in that massively successful TV Show, Game Of Thrones, a series I’m still  yet to watch, but something tells me that his Seven Days In Hell character, Charles Poole is very different to Jon Snow in an exciting way.

7 Days In Hell (2015), Fred Armisen
7 Days In Hell (2015), Fred Armisen

I’m expecting great performances from the entire cast, but besides Kit Harrington’s character, I really hope there’s plenty of Fred Armisen as the Tennis Historian because my, that accent is really rather good / brilliantly entertaining.

Happy 7 Days In Hell 🙂

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SONG ONE (2014): For Anne Hathaway & Folk-Rock Music Fans

Song One (2014), Johnny Flynn, Anne Hathaway
Song One (2014), Johnny Flynn, Anne Hathaway

I can confirm that Song One is well-acted and definitely not the kind of feel good romantic comedy that you may be expecting. It’s a hopeful drama but also quite dull and depressing.

The film, written and directed by Kate Barker-Froyland starts with a 19 year-old musician played by Ben Rosenfield getting hit by a car. His sister (Anne Hathaway), in trying to do everything she can to help end his comatose state, crosses paths and starts a relationship with his favourite musician, James Forrester (Johnny Flynn).

Watch it if the themes mentioned above intrigue you and if you’re more than just a casual fan of Anne Hathaway and/ or folk-rock music; otherwise you may find yourself checking the time after hitting play at least once.

I enjoyed the sibling relationship plot line most. ‘In April’ and ‘Little Yellow Dress’ are my favourite tracks from the soundtrack.

Happy Song One 🙂

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