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SING (2016): The Thing I Liked…

Sing (2016), Singing & Dancing Pigs
Sing (2016), Singing & Dancing Pigs

Besides the fun clips in the trailer, I found Sing to be quite forgettable. The story is based on the numerous characters involved in a singing competition, which if successful will help the organiser save his failing theatre.

The reason I didn’t completely enjoy Sing, even though I was moved and amused in parts is because I just didn’t find the story and most of the characters that entertaining or interesting; something to do with how stereotypical most of them are, I’m sure. The fact that I’m also that person who doesn’t enjoy watching televised singing competitions surely has something to do with it. Additionally, there’s a part of me that didn’t buy into Matthew McConaughey’s voice and / or performance as the Koala.

Sing (2016), Matthew McConaughey
Sing (2016), Matthew McConaughey

The main highlight about Sing, for me  has nothing to do with the music. I loved the mommy piggy (Reese Witherspoon) and her ingenuity when no one else was available to take care of her piglets. I also adore her performance partner, another cute piggy; you know, the one in the red sequinned leotard and gold sequinned sweatsuit that you fell in love with in the trailers.

You’ll very likely have a better time watching sing if you enjoy singing competitions. If you’re not that person, I hope you like it anyway, should you decide to tune in.

Happy Film Loving

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GOLD (2016): New Trailer From Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramírez, Bryce Dallas Howard…

Gold (2016), Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez
Gold (2016), Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez

Inspired by a true story, Gold, the latest movie starring Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard is all about one man’s challenging American dream. A dream of find gold and the even more difficult task of keeping it once he lucks out and does…

Directed by Stephen Gaghan, I’ll be watching to see McConaughey in yet another new light. I also want to know precisely all the ways that people are going to come for his character; that is once they get the distinctwhiff of billions and billions  of dollars. The phrase more money, more problems is so very fitting.

I couldn’t help but get a The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013) vibe from this railer. Such is the depth of the mark Scorcese’s great movie has left on my brain.

Toby Kebbell, Corey Stoll and Bill Camp also star.

Gold Release Dates: December 25th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

THE SEA OF TREES (2016): New Trailer From Gus Van Sant Starring Matthew McConaughey & Naomi Watts

The Sea Of Trees (2015),  Matthew McConaughey.png

The Sea Of Trees stars Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Katie Aselton.  It’s also the Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting 1997, Milk 2008) directed movie that was famously booed at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival…

Based on this trailer, I’d never have guessed that the movie is likely to be bad. All I’m sure of at this point, considering that love, grief and suicide are key themes is that a laugh a minute is unlikely to be words used to describe anyone’s experience of  The Sea Of Trees.

My true reaction before realising that this is the movie that was booed was: ‘Yeah! Another Matthew McConaughey movie and it stars ken Watanabe too; an actor whose face I’ll always be glad to see because of the great work he did in one of my all time favourites, Inception (2010)’.

I think I’m going to give this movie a chance. I’m not promising that I’ll definitely make it to the very end, but I feel I must at least try.

The Sea Of Trees Release Dates: August 26th, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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SING (2016): New Trailer Starring Scarlett Johansson & Taron Egerton

 

Sing (2016), Singing and Dancing Pig
Sing (2016), Singing and Dancing Pig

Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey have a new movie. From the team that brought us the Minions (2015), it’s called Sing and the characters are cute singing / dancing animals…

Sneak Peak

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 2

I’m not big on musicals but I’ll show up for the comedy and cuteness. Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Reese Witherspoon, Leslie Jones, Nick Offerman and Jennifer Saunders also star.

Sing (2016), Singing Sheep
Sing (2016), Singing Sheep

Sing Release Date(s): December 21st, 2016 (US); January 27th, 2017 (UK)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

FREE STATE OF JONES (2016): New Trailer Starring Matthew MacConaughey & Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Free State of Jones (2016), Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight
Free State of Jones (2016), Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight

Set during the American Civil War, in Jones County, Mississippi, director Gary Ross’s latest film, Free State Of Jones tells a true story of defiance and rebellion…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Featuring a talented cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali and Keri Russell, I’m looking forward to what I’m hoping will be an inspiring tale of courage and conviction.

I’m also excited about the chance to watch and listen to one or more perfectly rousing speeches delivered by McConaughey in his role as as American farmer, soldier and leader of the rebellion, Newton Knight.

Free State Of Jones Release Date(s): May 13th, 2016 (US); May 27th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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KUBO & THE TWO STRINGS (2016): New Trailer Starring Charlize Theron & Matthew McConaughey

Kubo & The Two Strings (2016)
Kubo & The Two Strings (2016)

Matthew McConaughey, Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara and George Takei are the stars of an intriguing new animation…

Directed by Travis Knight, I don’t know much about the story, but those visuals sure have my attention. Right now I’m guessing that  what’s coming is an adventure with a tiny  but mighty protagonist.

Release Date (s): August 19th, 2016 (US), September 9th, 2016 (UK)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MAGIC MIKE (2012): First For The Spectacle, Then The Story

Magic Mike (2012) Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum, Adam Rodriguez,  Joe Manganiello
Magic Mike (2012) Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum, Adam Rodriguez, Joe Manganiello

A film about male strippers with Channing Tatum in the leading role isn’t something that’s particularly easy to ignore; even when you suspect that it may not be amazing.

The first time I watched the Steven Soderbergh directed story about a male stripper with a plan, I have to admit, I was probably too distracted by the dance moves and baby oil.

It was during the second viewing a few years later that I found myself appreciating Soderbergh’s vision a little more. Not to say that the film is now in my list of favourites because it did feel a tad long. However, this time round the lead character’s story and internal struggle is the thing I paid attention to and I’m glad I did.

Magic Mike (2012), Matthew McConaughey, Gabriel Iglesias
Magic Mike (2012), Matthew McConaughey, Gabriel Iglesias

Matthew McConaughey is very entertaining as Dallas; the seasoned male stripper in charge. Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Adam Rodriguez, Cody Horn and Olivia Munn also star.

I can’t say that I’ve heard great things about the sequel, Magic Mike XXL (2015). But what you hear all depends on who’s asked and what motivated them to watch.

Happy Magic Mike 🙂

G

INTERSTELLAR (2014): As Expected, Christopher Nolan Did It Again… It’s Good

Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey
Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey

I finally did it. I watched Interstellar!

The nearly three hour running time is part of the reason why I hadn’t yet, plus, I believe it important to be in the right mood for a particular type of film before watching.

Anyway…

From Christopher Nolan, the director who brought us the hugely successful Inception (2010) and the recent Batman trilogy, the cast for Interstellar includes Matthew McConaughey, Ann Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, to name just a few.

Nolan has once more delivered a memorable film. One that features some stunning space imagery, a handful of nail biting/ tense moments – and at the heart, a powerful and extraordinary father/ daughter love story.

Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy
Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy

If you happen to be into astronomy and science, you’ll likely love this film even more, because it covers space exploration for the purpose of saving human kind from extinction – and it’s not afraid to dive into the science.

Like Inception (2010), Interstellar deals with a few non-simplistic concepts and therefore requires your full attention. I think I managed to keep up quite well, even though science isn’t my subject. That said, please be so kind as to not test me!

Happy Interstellar 🙂

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