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OFFICIAL SECRETS (2019): New Trailer From keira Knightly, Matthew Goode, Matt Smith, Ralph Fiennes…

Official Secrets (2019), Keira Knightley, Entertainment One UK
Official Secrets (2019), Keira Knightley, Entertainment One UK

Starring Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Matt Smith and Ralph Fiennes, Official Secrets is the true story of British whistleblower Katharine Gunn.

Director Gavin Hood’s drama / thriller focuses on Gunn’s role in leaking information to the press. Information about an illegal NSA spy operation created to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the Iraq war in 2003…

The music in this trailer leaves plenty to be desired. However, because Knightley, Goode and Smith are the stars, I’m in for the promise of good performances.

I want to see how Katharine manages to get away with it for the time that she does. I myself am very likely far too paranoid, appreciative of a clear conscience and a peaceful mind, to ever contemplate such a thing.

Cowardice! Yes, cowardice is probably the word for my approach. Of course, just wanting to remain a law abiding citizen has something to do with it too – but also definitely cowardice.

Indira Varma, Conleth Hill, Tamsin Greig, Rhys Ifans, MyAnna Buring, Katherine Kelly and Jack Farthing also star.

Official Secrets Release Dates: August 30th, 2019 (US); October 18th, 2019 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE BIG BAD FOX AND OTHER TALES (2017): New Trailer Starring Bill Bailey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie…

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (2017)
The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (2017)

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales is an animated comedy / adventure about a Fox that thinks it’s a chicken, a Rabbit that acts like a stork, and a Duck who wants to replace Father Christmas. All the above is evidence that the countryside isn’t the calm and peaceful place you may have always imagined.

Written / directed by Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner, key voice work is courtesy of Bill Bailey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie…

I started losing interest in this trailer soon after hitting play – but then the cute little chicks looked at the fox and said ‘mummy?’ It helps that the animation style happens to take me back to the illustration in some of the books that five year-old me used to love to read.

Adrian Edmondson, Justin Edwards, Phil Jupitus and Giles New also star.

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018, (UK); 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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BIRTHMARKED (2018): New Trailer From Toni Collette, Matthew Goode…

Birthmarked (2018), Toni Collette
Birthmarked (2018), Toni Collette

For those who believe in the ultimate power of nurture over nature and for those who don’t, Birthmarked – Toni Collette and Matthew Goode’s latest Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais directed comedy sure sounds like fun.

Collette and Goode play two scientists who choose to raise 3 children contrarily to their genetic tendencies, all for the purpose of proving  the  power of nurture over nature…

I kind of think that raising kids at all is an experiment whether parents like it or not. It’s just that not everyone’s parents are scientists unlike the parents in this trailer.

I’m so ready for the seemingly kooky madness and of course the results. I definitely want the results!

Michael Smiley, Tyrone Benskin, Suzanne Clément and Fionnula Flanagan also star.

Birthmarked Release Dates: Mar 30th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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ALLIED (2016): New Trailer Starring Brad Pitt & Marion Cotillard

Allied (2016), Brad Pitt
Allied (2016), Brad Pitt

Wonderful French actress Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt have a new movie. Set in 1942 during the second world war and directed by Robert Zemeckis, at the centre of Allied is the relationship between Marianne Beausejour, a French Resistance Fighter (Cotillard) and Intelligence Officer Max Vatan (Pitt)…

Looks like Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2007) on a higher level and maybe even more badass.

Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode, Raffey Cassidy and Charlotte Hope also star.

Allied Release Dates: November 20th, 2016 (US); November 25th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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ROOTS (2016): New Trailer Starring Malachi Kirby, Forrest Whitaker and Anna Paquin

Roots (2016), Malachi Kirby
Roots (2016), Malachi Kirby

Today’s movie comes in the shape of a TV mini-series. I don’t ordinarily feature mini-series on here but this trailer…!

British actor Malachi Kirby, Matthew Goode, Forrest Whitaker and Anna Paquin are the stars of Roots – to name just a few. Based on the book by Alex Haley, Roots presents a portrait of American slavery, following the journey of one family, their will to survive and transcend their circumstances.

As many will be aware, this is not the first dramatisation of Alex Haley’s best selling book. The previous version starred LeVar Burton and was released in 1977 to great critical acclaim. I’ll be watching because this trailer looks great and Roots is based on Haley’s own family history.

Other cast members include Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Anika Noni Rose and Tip “T.I.” Harris.

Roots (2016), Anna Paquin
Roots (2016), Anna Paquin

Roots (2016) Release Date(s): May 30th, 2016 (US), simulcast on A&E Studios and Lifetime, in addition to the HISTORY channel.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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BELLE (2014): For Your Faith In Love & Humanity

Belle (2013), Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Belle (2013), Gugu Mbatha-Raw

At the centre of Director, Amma Asante’s film is the story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral.

Brought to England from the West Indies to live with her aristocratic great uncle and his wife, the young Dido over time, learns of the matters of class and rank that rule her new world. A world with laws she simply must not accept, for the sake of her own dignity, happiness and sense of self.

Great performances, particularly from Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson and Sam Reid.

Belle (2013), Sam Reid
Belle (2013), Sam Reid

Watch it for the story of an admirably strong young woman, a courageous young man, a beautiful love story and great characters from an interesting and important time in history – 18th century England, when slavery was still a grave and common reality.

As is the case with most historical films I watch, I’m left with a sense of gratitude for the times in which I live and reminded of how things do change; rarely at a satisfactory pace, but change they do.

Happy Belle 🙂

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THE IMITATION GAME (2014): Alan Turing, Benedict Cumberbatch… 2 British Greats

The Imitation Game (2014), Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game (2014), Benedict Cumberbatch

Oscar nominated for his moving portrayal of real life computer scientist, mathematician, logician and cryptanalyst, Alan Turing; Benedict Cumberbatch is an Actor whose work I must pay much closer attention to from now on.

His version of Turing, an important man in the history of Britain, especially during the Second World War and how it came to end when it did is brilliant.

Directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game is a thrilling biographical drama that grabs you from the very beginning. You’ll find yourself laughing out loud in several parts, thanks to Graham Moore’s Oscar winning screenplay.

The Imitation Game (2014), Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley
The Imitation Game (2014), Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley

You’re also bound to chance upon feelings of gratitude for the times in which you live – whatever your background. Reason being, when you think about how things actually transpired for Turing in the very end, it’s worse than a great shame. Particularly considering the importance of the work he did in serving his country.

One of my favourite moments is the opening dialogue of Tyldum’s film. Reason being,  it happens to be exactly what I want to say to people I watch movies with – as the voice of the movie. It’s basically what every film commands from audiences that sit down to watch.

The Imitation Game (2014), Benedict Cumberbatch
The Imitation Game (2014), Benedict Cumberbatch

If you haven’t already watched The Imitation Game and you want said opening dialogue to remain a surprise, stop reading now.

‘Are you paying attention? Good. If you’re not listening carefully, you will miss things. Important things. I will not pause, I will not repeat myself and you will not interrupt me.

You think that because you are sitting where you are and I am sitting where I am that you are in control of what is about to happen. You are mistaken. I am in control, because I know things that you don’t know. What I will need from you now is a commitment. 

You will listen closely and you will not judge me until I have finished. If you cannot commit to this, then please leave the room. But if you choose to stay. remember you chose to be here. What happens from this moment forward is not my responsibility. It’s yours. Pay attention.’

Happy The Imitation Game 🙂

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