Klaus is the story of the friendship between a postman and a toymaker named Klaus. An unexpected friendship that eventually results in the delivery of a sleigh full of holiday traditions.
Directed by Sergio Pablos, Klaus stars Joan Cusack, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, Jason Schwartzman…
I definitely haven’t watched a Christmas movie in 2019 just yet but I am very much already in the mood for Christmas. In fact, my decorations went up just yesterday. Kidding! But I absolutely would if I’d bought them already.
Tucker Meek, Mila Brener, Sydney Brower, Sky Alexis, Kendall Joy Hall, Finn Carr, Bailey Rae Fenderson, Jaeden Bettencourt, Teddy Blum and Hailey Hermida also star.
I’m Not Here is the story of a man struggling with the tragic memories of his past, in order to make sense of his present. He soon realises that time isn’t quite the enemy he thought it to be.
Directed and co-written by Michelle Schumacher, I’m Not Here stars J.K. Simmons, Mandy Moore, Sebastian Stan, Maika Monroe, Max Greenfield…
Looks like I’m going to be moved, probably to tears watching this one. Still I remain curious about the story but also I want to see how the chemistry is between the actors involved. especially since I don’t think I could have imagined them together all in one film.
Additional cast includes Iain Armitage, Harold Perrineau, Jeremy Maguire and David Wexler.
In new comedy Father Figures, Owen Wilson and Ed Helms play fraternal twin brothers who just found out that their father is in fact very much alive, contrary to what their mother (Glenn Close) had told them their whole life. Directed by Lawrence Sher, the brothers set off on a road trip to find their dad…
I think there’s some hope that this will be a movie I can watch and enjoy. I certainly hope so; since the concept isn’t particularly ridiculous.
J.K. Simmons, Kat Williams, Christopher Walken and Ving Rhames also star.
All Nighter is a new comedy starring J.K. Simmons, Emile Hirsch and Analeigh Tipton.
Directed by Gavin Wiesen, at the centre of the story is a workaholic father who teams up with his daughter’s awkward ex-boyfriend to try and find her…
Generally, I enjoy Simmons in comedy roles. Though this trailer only has me a little intrigued, My fingers are crossed in hopes that I’ll find Simmons as funny as I did in I Love You, Man (2009), if not more so, of course.
Directed by Lorene Scafaria, Susan Sarandon stars as The Meddler, Marnie. An ageing widow who moves to LA where her grown up daughter (Rose Byrne) lives – in order to start a new life. Soon enough the meddling begins and I find myself feeling bad for her daughter, the one at the receiving end of the madness.
The meddling is certainly annoying but it’s not the reason for my overall negative opinion of this movie. I’m not a fan of The Meddler because I don’t think it’s particularly well executed. Though a comedy/ drama / romance, I don’t recall laughing more than once (if at all). There are a couple of potentially heartwarming mother / daughter moments and I did find myself empathising with Marnie as a woman seeking new purpose in her life after loss. But none of that proved enough save the entire movie. I also can’t say that Sarandon’s seemingly ‘ropey’ NYC accent helped matters.
There’s a reason why the trailer for The Meddler is nowhere to be found on this blog. My instincts told me that ‘promising’ is not how it looked. Having now watched the movie, I’m reminded to trust my instincts more.
If you happen to love this movie, please feel free to tell me I’m crazy in the comments. Who knows, maybe I missed something. Unlikely is my guess.
Imagine the awkwardness of having to go through puberty at 30 years old. That is the premise of The Late Bloomer, the new comedy starring Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons, Brittany Snow and Jane lynch…
Based on the book by Ken Baker and directed by Kevin Pollak, I’ll be watching in hopes that the movie will be executed well and be a little reminiscent of The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005). 40 Days 40 Nights (2002) also comes to mind.
I’m also excited about the father/ son relationship between Simmons and Simmons’ characters. The clips in this trailer remind me of what I loved about J.K. Simmons’ good work in I Love you, Man (2009).
Kumail Nanjiani, Maria Bello, Charlotte McKinney and Lenora Crichlow also star.