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LAST CHRISTMAS (2019): The Things I Liked…

Last Christmas (2019), Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke, Universal Pictures
Last Christmas (2019), Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke, Universal Pictures

Emilia Clarke, George Michael’s music (which is supposed to be heavily featured) and Emma Thompson are among the key reasons I felt drawn to Last Christmas, the latest comedy/romance from Spy (2015) director Paul Feig.

Also starring Henry Golding, at the centre of the film is Kate, a young woman who works at a Christmas store as Santa’s elf.

Kate also happens to be subscribed to making bad decisions; a truth that only starts to change after she meets the seemingly perfect Tom (Golding). 

I found myself immediately happy as soon as Last Christmas began, thanks to the beautiful singing at the very beginning. Then came Michelle Yeoh and Thompson’s fun dialogue, plus impressive comic and dramatic timing. Another personal highlight is the Covent Garden setting, one of my favourite parts of London.

Overall though, Last Christmas isn’t quite my favourite London based Christmas film – and that’s largely because the story isn’t especially memorable. It really felt watchable at best. The fact that the key revelation towards the end is one I figured out before it was confirmed also didn’t help my enjoyment of Feig’s film.

Additionally, I expected George Michael’s music to be more prominently featured. However, in fairness, it may also be that it was heavily featured and I’m just not quite as familiar with Michael’s back catalogue as I thought.

Last Christmas is kind of ‘easy viewing’ and it’s one you watch if you’re curious enough. Also, maybe watch it for Yeoh and Thompson’s fun performances; plus the aforementioned beautiful singing at the very beginning.

Happy Film Loving 

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SOLO – A STAR WARS STORY (2018): New Trailer From Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson…

Solo - A Star Wars Story (2018), Alden Ehrenreich
Solo – A Star Wars Story (2018), Alden Ehrenreich

Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson are the stars of Solo – A Star Wars Story, another instalment of the many more star wars movies to follow.

Directed by Ron Howard, the story is set years before the Rebellion when, in the midst of an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian…

I’m intrigued by Solo’s implied rebel ways but that’s about it really. I’m still no closer to watching my first Star Wars movie. One day it’s possible that someone, somewhere will convince me. It just hasn’t happened yet.

Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany and Warwick Davis also star. 

Solo – A Star Wars Story Release Dates: May 25th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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VOICE FROM THE STONE (2017): New Trailer Starring Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino…

Voice In The Stone (2017), Emilia Clarke
Voice In The Stone (2017), Emilia Clarke

In Voice From The Stone, Emilia Clarke plays a solemn nurse whose task it is to aid a young boy who hasn’t spoken since his mother passed suddenly. Also starring Marton Csokas and Caterina Murino, this Eric D. Howell directed thriller is set in 1950s Tuscany…

 

If I were in the mood to be completely ridiculous, I’d say that Emilia Clarke has been ‘typecast’ because this is the second film where she’s been ‘brought in to help an unwell young man recover’. The first film of course being 2016’s romantic movie, Me Before You. The real truth is, I’m far too wise and therefore know only too well that twice does not a typecast actor make.

Watching Voice From The Stone shouldn’t be difficult for me because it’s not exactly a horror film. Also, I love Italy and I’m far too young to know what Tuscany was like in the 1950s but I want to know, so…

Voice From The Stone Release Dates: April 28th, 2017 (US)…

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