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EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (2020): The Things I Liked…

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST-  The Story Of Fire Saga (2020), Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Netflix
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST- The Story Of Fire Saga (2020), Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Netflix

Director David Dobkin’s comedy/music film, Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga is quite the pleasant surprise.

I’m certainly not saying that the story about two aspiring Icelandic musicians trying to get into the world’s biggest song contest is perfect, because I did struggle to stay engaged just over a third into it. However, I think the film captures well the essence of Eurovision. From the amusement the contest offers it’s audiences – thanks to the various characters who take part; to the sense of togetherness it inspires plus the catchy, moving and often fun music featured.

I found myself more impressed with the film’s music than I expected to be. Whether it was the upbeat musical score, or the songs performed by the competitors; I think everyone who enjoys a good catchy and or moving song will have fun. And the ‘song-along‘ is a key highlight. As is the all-important final number sang by Rachel McAdams’s character towards the end.

On the subject of the Icelandic accents of Pierce Brosnan, Will Ferrell and McAdams, I think they did a good job. Plus, I have no complaints about any of the acting. I was happy to be moved and amused. The latter in particular whenever Iceland’s hopes of winning were the subject matter.

My favourite line in the whole film is probably: ‘And I could argue that this town is near death.’

There’s also Dan Stevens’s Russian character who had my attention every time he was on screen.

Watch Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga if you’re curious.

Happy Film Loving

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THE FOREIGNER (2017): New Trailer From Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan…

The Foreigner (2017), Jackie Chan
The Foreigner (2017), Jackie Chan

Martin Campbell –  the director of Casino Royale (2006), a.k.a. my favourite James Bond movie of all time is the director of The Foreigner, the new Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan action / thriller set in London, England. Chan’s character is a man whose daughter is killed by an Irish Republican Army (IRA) bomb. The police are not doing much to help him so he takes matters into his own hands…

This trailer could definitely have been shorter but I’m still excited because the film looks  good. I confess to having screamed ‘Jackie!’ a couple of times in delighted surprise as the trailer played. I kind of feel as though I have even more reason than usual to be proud of Jackie Chan.

First of all, the man is 63 years old and seems to be incredibly convincing physically as an action star. Second, on my trip to L.A., I took one of those open top bus tours to Beverly Hills and I saw him outside his home. To me, that means that my… what some might describe as ‘extreme joy’ at seeing him in a very promising trailer is super justified because we ‘kind of met’ once.

I definitely haven’t watched most of Chan’s movies but I’ll always be a fan because of Rush Hour 2 (2001) in particular. Without that movie, I may have never found out that contrary to what I used to believe, there is actually a way for me to enjoy karaoke after all.

Fingers crossed that the finished product proves worthy of all my enthusiasm.

The Foreigner Release Dates: October 13th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE ONLY LIVING BOY IN NEW YORK (2017): New Trailer From Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, Pierce Brosnan, Callum Turner…

The Only Living Boy In New York (2017): Kate Beckinsale, Callum Turner
The Only Living Boy In New York (2017): Kate Beckinsale, Callum Turner

Starring Kate Beckinsale, Kiersey Clemons, Pierce Brosnan, Callum Turner and set in New York City, The Only Living Boy In New York is all about a recent college graduate whose life is upended by his father’s mistress…

I’m curious about the heartbreak that’s sure to find the protagonist. That’s my reason for watching – along with my curiosity about Callum Turner. I’m curious because he looks like someone I used to know in high school and I want to reminisce.

Cynthia Nixon, Debi Mazar and Faith Logan also star.

The Only Living Boy In New York Release Dates: August 11th, 2017 (US)…

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