‘I don’t remember the last time I saw a movie that was so incredibly sexy, without hardly any sex taking place’.
The above is my immediate response to the question: ‘So, how was The Gentlemen?‘
There’s no denying that near enough all the men in The Gentlemenare handsome and well dressed, which helps. But it’s ultimately the great performances and clever dialogue/wordplay combined with Guy Ritchie’s filmmaking style, that for me, made The Gentlemen so special.
Ritchie’s film is a smart crime/comedy/action movie. One that stars Mathew McConaughey as Michael Pearson, an American ex-pat who’s trying to sell off his highly profitable marijuana business. Except, things don’t quite go according to plan.
At the start of the movie, you may sense a little bit of a slow burn, but worry not, because it only gets better and better. The Gentleman is the kind of film most, if not all film fans will enjoy; especially big fans of Ritchies first two movies, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000). And for anyone who may have been worried about how convincing Hugh Grant’s cockney accent was going to be, you can rest assured that he does a good job.
Watch The Gentlemen for all the reasons mentioned above. I had so much fun taking it all in that I can only imagine how much more fun the actors must have had bringing Ritchie’s characters to life.
White Boy Rick is based on the true story of Richard Wershe Jr., a teenager who became an undercover informant for the FBI in the 80s and was arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.
Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Richie Merritt and Bel Powley star, while Yann Demange directs…
I feel as though there’s so much of this story that I’ve seen before – but hopefully there’s enough difference to keep it interesting. I’d probably be less enthused if it wasn’t for McConaughey. He looks to be in great form based on this trailer.
Additional cast includes Eddie Marsan, Richie Merritt, Bruce Dern and RJ Cyler.
In The Dark Tower, Idris Elba plays a gunslinger named Roland Deschain, a man who roams an Old West-like landscape in pursuit of the ‘man in black’ (Matthew McConaughey). Deschain is also searching for the fabled Dark Tower in hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world…
The plot of The Dark Tower is certainly unlike any Stephen King story I’m familiar with and that’s reason enough for me to watch. There’s also the names Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba to convince me further. I really want this to be good; toes, fingers and everything crossed.
Katheryn Winnick, Tom Taylor, Nikolaj Arcel, Abbey Lee and Claudia Kim also star.
Besides the fun clips in the trailer, I found Sing to be, unfortunately, mostly forgettable. The story centres around the numerous characters involved in a singing competition. And the success of the competition will give the organiser a chance to save his failing theatre.
I was moved and amused in parts, but I still didn’t thoroughly enjoy Sing because I didn’t find the story and most of the characters especially entertaining or interesting. I’m sure that how stereotypical most of them are has something to do with it.
Furthermore, I’m generally that person who usually doesn’t enjoy watching televised singing competitions. Yet, I wanted to see this because the trailer looked great. Lastly, I also have to admit that there’s a part of me that didn’t buy into McConaughey’s voice and or his performance as the Koala.
Besides reminding me to be grateful that humans no longer share planet earth with dinosaurs, Jurassic World has officially awakened me to Chris Pratt’s super charismatic magic. A gift, when combined with a good script, among other things, the result is a thoroughly entertaining movie.
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.
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 distinct whiff of billions and billions of dollars. The phrase more money, more problems is so very fitting in this case.