In new thriller Every Breath You Take; Casey Affleck is a psychiatrist, whose family life is unexpectedly disrupted, after he introduces the brother of a former client to his wife and daughter.
With additional key cast that includes Michelle Monaghan, Sam Claflin and Emily Alyn Lind; Every Breath You Take is directed by Vaughn Stein.
I feel like a huge liar calling this a new ‘trailer.’ Because, ultimately, what it resembles is a ‘SUPER short film,’ especially considering how much of the plot it reveals.
I’m mostly intrigued by Sam Claflin in the role of villain. I’m also definitely not expecting this movie to be in my list of favourites of 2021. But I will give it a chance and save it for one of those days when I don’t want to work too hard to follow everything.
India Eisley, Hiro Kanagawa, Veronica Ferres, Craig Haas, Lilly Krug, Christopher Logan, Daniel Bacon, Kheon Clarke, Jeff Sanca and Nicki Steudel also star.
Enola Holmes, a drama/mystery about the teenage sister of famous detective Sherlock Holmes is not a terrible film.
Focused on Enola’s search for her newly missing mother (Helena Bonham Carter), which then leads to the teenager becoming a super-sleuth in her own right, Millie Bobby Brown is great in the lead role.
Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin as Enola’s big brothers Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes are also quite entertaining to watch; as are the moments of fun dialogue. Yet, overall, it’s really during the first two or three action sequences that I had the most fun.
Director Harry Bradbeer’s movie is quite engaging at first. It’s just that once the film’s first action sequence had taken place, I found myself disappointed because, not too long afterwards, my engagement started to drift, only to peak again during other physical scenes.
A young woman’s journey to choosing her path in life, regardless of pressures from many around her is what Enola Holmes is really about. I generally enjoy stories like these. Neverthless, even though there are moments in this movie that I’ll remember fondly, the story edit and pacing didn’t leave me as content with the finished product as anticipated.
Watch Enola Holmes if you’re curious. It is quite charming and Sam Claflin is great at playing unlikably cantankerous aristocrats. If you’ve seen him in The Riot Club (2014), you understand.
In new Netflix comedy Love Wedding Repeat, Sam Claflin is Jack, a big brother trying to make sure his little sister’s wedding goes as smoothly as possible. Quite the challenging task considering the various characters both invited and not who arrive with their own issues in tow. To further complicate things, Jacks ‘one that got away’ is there, plus a sedative gets misplaced with highly unhelpful circumstances.
Also starring Olivia Munn, Joel Fry, Freida Pinto, and Eleanor Tomlinson; director Dean Craig’s film has some good moments, both humorous and moving. Even though I did definitely laugh, I don’t quite have a specific, most memorable funny moment that stood out in a way that I could recount in years to come. Nevertheless, I did really like Fry’s physical performance once he was, let’s say, ‘under the influence.’ It’s in fact Claflin and Fry’s performances that stand out most for me in good ways.
As for the aforementioned ‘moving moments,’ I’m a complete sucker for beautiful sibling relationships and Love Wedding Repeat certainly has that. Overall, the last third of the movieis my favourite. Surprise surprise! It’s where most of the beautifully written dialogue and affecting moments take place.
The things I wish were different about Craig’s movie just so I’d have had an even better time include, firstly, the idea of telling two versions of the same story. The way it was executed in terms of how everything flowed was a tad awkward. I also definitely don’t recall which character the film’s narrator (who sounded a lot like Dame Judi Dench) was supposed to be because i don’t think it was mentioned.
Secondly, what I found most annoying overall – even though I forgot about it soon after because there was so much going on is the moving of the place settings. Perhaps too much time has passed since I’ve been to a wedding but it simply didn’t make sense to me why the children would move the names around on that specific table and so deliberately without being asked to do so. It all just seemed too convenient a plot device.
Thirdly, some of the humour in Love Wedding Repeat simply felt awkward because a handful of jokes seemed to go on for too long. I definitely thought (maybe out loud) ‘Yes, yes. I get the point’ a couple of times.
Last but not least, I know only too well that no one is perfect but it sucked a little to learn around the halfway point hat one of the characters I’d been rooting for wasn’t as honest as I’d hoped.
On balance, Love Wedding Repeat is one of those comedies you watch without setting your expectations too high. It’s definitely not as smooth as Four Weddings and A Funeral (1994) or the first Bridget Jones Diary (2001) movie but it does have its charm. Especially if you’re partial to the best parts of romantic comedies.
Watch it for a little romance, a one hour forty minute virtual Italian getaway and good performances by Claflin and Fry in particular. The three main ladies good too and are also absolutely gorgeous. Namely Munn, Tomlinson and Pinto; not that you needed telling.
Directed and co-written by Dean Craig; Sam Claflin, Olivia Munn, and Freida Pinto’s latest comedy, Love Wedding Repeat tells the story of Jack; a young man trying to make sure his sister’s wedding goes smoothly.
Only, this task includes having to manage a small list of unexpected outcomes; namely the presence of an angry ex girlfriend and ‘the one that got away,’ a misplaced sedative in alternate versions of the same day.
I’m definitely ready for all the humour and wedding season high jinks. Also glad to see Munn in a new movie.
Eleanor Tomlinson, Joel Fry, Aisling Bea, Jack Farthing, Tim Key, Allan Mustafa, Alexander Forsyth and Stefano Patti also star.
Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Adrift is an action/ adventure/ drama based on the true survival story of a young couple who find themselves facing one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history.
Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Thomas star…
I’ll definitely be watching for reasons including Sam Claflin’s wonderful beard.
Of course, the story, particularly anything useful I could pick up about survival at sea are also motivating factors.
Directed by Saul Dibb; starring Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin and Asa Butterfield, Journey’s End is a war movie set in a dugout in Aisne, France in 1918.
Journey’s End is a story in which a group of British soldiers who are awaiting their fate and happen to be led by the the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope (Claflin)…
I’m interested because this trailer reminds me of a somewhat similar war movie I enjoyed more than expected. Namely, The Siege of Jadotville (2016), I’m onlso intrigued by the ‘mentally disintegrating young officer’ angle.
Stephen Graham, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge and Theo Barklem-Biggs also star.
Movies are, when done well a beautiful amalgamation of all the arts; music, photography, design, dialogue, all of it. Starring Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz and Holliday Grainger, the trailer for My Cousin Rachel looks like a very promising cocktail of all the above. Featuring great use of Ursine Vulpine‘s cover of Chris Isaac’s ‘Wicked Game’ and imagery so engaging that I was forced to sit up and pay attention, I very badly want this movie to be good. So good that it lives up to the expectations of all those who read and loved the best-selling Daphne du Maurier novel on which it’s based. If you haven’t already seen the trailer, work your way through the following beautiful images and there it shall be at the end…