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CHARLIE’S ANGELS (2019): The Things I Liked…

Charlie's Angels (2019), Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Charlie’s Angels (2019), Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Sony Pictures Entertainment

I wanted Charlies Angels, an action / comedy about three ass-kicking young women who work for a private detective agency to be a good movie. Unfortunately, I can’t quite say that ‘good’ is the word that best fits.  

Part of the reason director Elizabeth Banks’s film isn’t great is firstly, the fact that it offers nothing that hasn’t been seen many, many times before and often better executed. Second, there’s the arguably insufficient chemistry between the three main characters played by Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska. It also really didn’t help that much of the humour – most of which is delivered by Stewart came across as a tad forced.

Lastly, Naomi Scott’s character’s transition from hacker to full blown Angel just seemed unconvincing to me. I mean, the ‘bowl cuts’ sequence was fun but I just couldn’t believe how comfortable she appeared to be in such a high stress predicament. (Could I be projecting here? Maybe a little.)

In terms of what I liked, the on screen presence of the silent, tattooed assassin played by Jonathan Tucker stood out for me in a good way. Plus, newcomer Ella Balinska has me excited to see what her next roles will be. I also did rather enjoy the below line because of the fear it must inspire in the person to whom the words are directed.

Oh baby, baby! You swiped right. I’m your girlfriend now!’ 

Should you find yourself especially curious, give Charlie’s Angels a chance. Otherwise, I trust that you know what to do.

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CHARLIE’S ANGELS (2019): New Trailer From Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska…

Charlie's Angels (2019), Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Charlie’s Angels (2019), Kristen Stewart, Ella Balinska, Naomi Scott, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Charlie’s Angels (2019).

Charlie’s Angels is an updated version of the action movie released in 2000 and based on the 1970s television series.

With Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore now out of the picture; Elizabeth Banks directs Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska as the new Charlie’s Angels…

I watched the 2000 Charlie’s Angels movie a long time ago. As such, I don’t fully recall how I felt about it overall.

Having now seen this new trailer, let’s just say that I’m hopeful this reboot will pleasantly surprise me.

Luis Gerardo Méndez, Jonathan Tucker, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin, Djimon Hounsou, Patrick Stewart and Robert Maaser also star.

Charlie’s Angels Release Dates: November 15th, 2019 (US); November 29th, 2019 (UK)…

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ALADDIN (2019): New Official Trailer Starring Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Billy magnassen…

Aladdin (2019), Naomi Scott, Walt Disney Studios
Aladdin (2019), Naomi Scott, Walt Disney Studios

Following the ‘Special Look’ Aladdin trailer released just over a month ago, we now have the official trailer with plenty more story and the characters played by Will Smith Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Billy Magnussen…

I’ll be honest, I’m happy to report that Smith is definitely looking less and less like a casting error. Who knew… besides the film makers, that is?

Up until 1:47 minutes into this new trailer, I’d completely forgotten that Aladdin is actually a musical. I guess now I’m most looking forward to the visuals and the parts without singing. That’s unless this movie somehow manages to revert my lifelong aversion to musicals. You never know…

Kamil Lemieszewski, Numan Acar, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban and Nasim Pedrad also star.

Aladdin Release Dates: May 24th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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ALADDIN (2019): New Aladdin Trailer Featuring Will Smith As The Genie And Starring Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud…

Aladdin (2019), Naomi Scott
Aladdin (2019), Naomi Scott

Starring Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and Billy Magnussen, finally, the new Aladdin trailer shows us what will smith will look and sound like as the famous genie…

Overall, I like this trailer and my favourite moment in it is the sight of Naomi Scott as Jasmine. What I can’t deny though is my immediate reaction after seeing Smith as the the genie. An undeniable sense that a massive miscasting may have taken place definitely came over me. However, I’ve decided to ignore that feeling and wait to see how the film actually is.

I of course wish that my reaction was undoubtedly positive and filled with excitement – both for the entirety of the trailer and afterwards. Nevertheless, who knows, perhaps I’ll look back and wonder what I was worried about in the first place, once I’m watching director Guy Ritchie’s movie. He is the man behind my favourite British film of all time after all… Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels (1998).

Numan Acar, Kamil Lemieszewski, Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari and Navid Negahban also star.

Aladdin Release Dates: May 24th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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POWER RANGERS (2017): New Trailer From Elizabeth Banks, Bryan Cranston, Bill Hader…

Power Rangers (2017), Elizabeth Banks
Power Rangers (2017), Elizabeth Banks

Based on the hit children’s TV series and directed by Dean Israelite, Power Rangers stars Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader and Bryan Cranston. The actual  Power Rangers are played by Ludi Lin (The Black Ranger), RJ Cyler (The Blue Ranger), Naomi Scott (The Pink Ranger), Becky G (The Yellow Ranger) and Dacre Montgomery (The Red ranger). They are a group of are high school students infused with superpowers that they must harness to save the world…

I used to watch the TV series growing up. Something – namely the trailer plus the high number of super hero movies in recent years and my current feelings about the phenomenon (boredom) tells me that I should probably leave this movie to the die-hard fans and the young people who are still  into the TV series. I haven’t quite fully decided just yet.

Power Rangers Movie Release Dates: March 23rd, 2017 (GER); March 24th, 2017 (US & UK)…

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