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DUMBO (2019): New Trailer From Tim Burton – Starring Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito…

Dumbo (2019)
Dumbo (2019)

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.

Dumbo Release Dates: March 29th, 2019 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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AMERICAN ASSASSIN (2017): The Thing I Liked…

American Assassin (2017), Dylan O'Brien
American Assassin (2017), Dylan O’Brien

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.

Happy Film loving.

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AMERICAN ASSASSIN (2017): New Trailer From Dylan O’Brien, Sanaa Lathan, Scott Adkins, Michael Keaton…

American Assassin (2017), Dylan O'Brien
American Assassin (2017), Dylan O’Brien

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.

Scott Adkins, and David Suchet also star.

American Assassin Release Dates: September 15th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING (2017): New Trailer Starring Tom Holland, Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr…

Spider-Man - Homecoming (2017), Tom Holland
Spider-Man – Homecoming (2017), Tom Holland

Starring Tom Hollan, Robert Downey Jr. and Jon Favreau, Spider-Man Homecoming, the first spiderman movie starring Tom holland as the young web slinging superhero has a new teaser trailer…

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

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 iswhether I’m I ready for the Tom Holland phase. Robert Downey Jr.’s role may just convince me.

Zendaya, Donald Glover and Michael Keaton also star.

Spider-Man Homecoming Release Dates: July 7th, 2017 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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SPOTLIGHT (2015): Great Cast, Good Movie

Spotlight (2015), Mark Ruffalo
Spotlight (2015), Mark Ruffalo

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. This 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 McCarthy’s movie is the work of the Globe’s Spotlight team and the people they encounter as a result. 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 nicely to create a good mix of tense, suspenseful and dramatic 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.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE FOUNDER (2016): New Trailer From Michael Keaton, Laura Dern & Nick Offerman

The Founder (2016), Michael Keaton
The Founder (2016), Michael Keaton

It is time for the movie adaptation of the story of McDonald’s, a.k.a, ‘the golden arches’, a.k.a, ‘Macca’s’,  a.k.a, ‘Macci D’s’ a.k.a…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBIxg3XiBawI’ll be watching for all the business stuff.

The Founder Release Dates: January 20th, 2017 (US); February 17th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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SPOTLIGHT (2015): Time To Watch The Good Guys Win

Spotlight (2015), Mark Ruffalo
Spotlight (2015), Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci are the stars of Spotlight, a true story about abuse and a gross coverup…

Why empathy / love is key to the eradication of the ills. I’ll be watching because the cast is brilliant plus, I desperately want to see the good guys win.

Release Date (s): November 6th, 2015 (US), January 29th 2016 (UK)…

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BIRDMAN 2014): Dark And Different

Birdman (2014), Zack Galifianakis, Michael Keaton
Birdman (2014), Zack Galifianakis, Michael Keaton

My favourite thing about Birdman is the pleasant surprise of Zach Galifianakis in a serious dramatic role. Though not a particularly sizeable one, he does a brilliant job.

Directed by the apparently unpronounceably named Alejandro González Iñárritu, the acting, dialogue and distinct style of shooting are impressive.

It’s clear why critics love Birdman and equally so, why some of the general film watching public don’t. Something to do with the film not being quite ‘traditional.’

Birdman (2014), Michael Keaton
Birdman (2014), Michael Keaton

Regret about familial relationships and difficulty adapting to the changing environment are two of the key themes Iñárritu’s Oscar winning film explores.

The film is dark, both thematically and aesthetically. As such, cheered up is unlikely to be how you feel as you watch. That said however, you’ll be entertained because all the Actors deliver very noteworthy performances that result in Oscar nominations for Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.

Audiences will get insight into what it can be like behind the scenes of a highly anticipated theatre production. Especially how peculiar things can become when said production is the responsibility of a formerly successful Actor who also happens to be extremely desperate for a comeback.

I particularly love the Time Square scene. Not because of its comedic value, but as commentary on how even when things still continue to go wrong after a long obstacle-filled struggle, you can find a way for the show to go on.

Happy Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 🙂

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