Directed by Tim Burton, Dumbo is Disney’s re-telling of the story of an elephant ridiculed for his big ears. Ears he’s in fact able to use as wings and fly.
Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton and Danny DeVito star…
To my surprise his trailer didn’t move me. It is only a teaser so there’s time. I do remember the Dumbo story though only vaguely. Perhaps the next Dumbo trailer will have me more excited, the way the Cinderella (2015 ) trailer did.
American Assassin isn’t exactly a terrible movie, it’s just that director Michael Cuesta’s film didn’t have anything particularly new to show me. At least not until the thing that happens on / in the ocean towards the end. That moment definitely had my attention.
Starring Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan and Dylan O’Brien, I must admit that I struggled to remain interested during numerous scenes that I felt I’d seen many times before in other better executed action thrillers; The Bourne Identity (2002)being one such film.
Performance-wise, O’Brien didn’t do a bad job. As for Taylor Kitsch though, I can’t say I bought into his character’s anger completely.
Assuming that this movie was shot after the Maze Runner – The Death Cure on-set accident, I was certainly happy to see O’brien looking physically well again. Overall, the story of this movie simply wasn’t new enough for me. At least not new in enough ways to prevent it from feeling tedious.
Watch it if you absolutely must. Otherwise, three words: The Bourne Identity (2002). Two more words: Casino Royale (2006). Three more words: I joke, I have no more words… at this time.
American Assassin stars Dylan O’Brien, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Keaton and Taylor Kitsch. Directed by Michael Cuesta, the story centres on counterterrorism agent Mitch Rapp (O’Brien)…
There’s a hint of good ‘gunplay’ in this trailer; something I do rather enjoy in movies. Nevertheless though, the most this American Assassin trailer has done for me is make me want to re-watch Skyfall (2012). I don’t know if the story just doesn’t seem fresh and new enough or perhaps Daniel Craig’s James Bond just has too big a piece of my heart.
Starring Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr. Zendaya and Jon Favreau, Spider-Man Homecoming, the first Spiderman movie starring holland as the young web slinging superhero has a new teaser trailer…
The truth is, I completely ignored the Andrew Garfield Spider-Man movies. It just seemed far too soon after the Toby Magguire era. The question now is whether I’m I ready for the Holland phase. Robert Downey Jr.’s role may just convince me. We’ll see.
Directed and co-written by Tom McCarthy, Spotlight simply and effectively tells the true story of the Boston Globe’s uncovering of a huge child molestation scandal within the local Catholic Archdiocese. McCarthy’s film is a moving story that deals with the abuse of societies most vulnerable and one that rightly shook the entire Catholic Church to its core.
The main focus of Spotlight is the work of the Globe’s Spotlight team and the people they encounter as a result of their investigations. It’s through their hard work that we get to learn about what happened once they dedicated themselves to the child molestation case. The obstacles they encountered and what it took to get the truth to print. All of this comes together well to create a good mix of tense, suspenseful dramatic and emotional moments.
I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that Journalists as a group can be quite the irritant at the best of times. But then I encounter a bunch as passionate and dedicated to a worthy cause as the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team and I’m reminded afresh that the heart of the journalist is almost always in the right place.
Being a winner of Best Picture at the 2016 Academy Awards is one reason I had to watch Spotlight. The others include the important story and the excellent cast attached. There’s Stanley Tucci, Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton, John Slattery and of course, Mark Ruffalo, an actor who always seems to make great choices. To put it another way, Spotlight is worthy of your attention. Watch it because it’s good.