Tag Archives: New Will Ferrell Movie

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

G

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST – THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA (2020): New Trailer Starring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan…

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

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga (2020).


Eurovision Song Contest – The Story Of Fire Saga is a new comedy about aspiring musicians Lars (Will Ferrell) and Sigrit (Rachel McAdams).

The pair have been chosen to represent their country, Iceland at the world’s biggest song competition, the Eurovision Song Contest.

David Dobkin directs; with additional key cast including Dan Stevens, Pierce Brosnan, Natasia Demetriou, Demi Lovato…

For those who really appreciate the Eurovision Song Contest, perhaps this movie will be a nice consolation prize since Covid 19 resulted in 2020’s contest being cancelled.

I’m certainly happy to see my favourite talk show host, Graham Norton in this trailer. Especially since one of the biggest highlights of the show, in the UK at least is the hosts’s commentary and Norton’s wit is super, in case you didn’t know.

I’m in for what’s hopefully plenty of amusement. I mean, I’ve already replayed what happens at 1:28 at least four times. Lastly, isn’t it strange how Ferrell and McAdams’s voices make it seem as though the sound was dubbed? Perhaps it’s just good accent work?

Jamie Demetriou, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson and Tómas Lemarquis also star.

Eurovision Song Contest – The Story of Fire Saga Release Dates: June 26th, 2020 (US & UK) / Netflix…

Happy Film Loving

G

DOWNHILL (2020): New Trailer From Julia Louis-Drefus, Will Ferrell, Zach Woods, Miranda Otto…

Downhill (2020). Will Ferrell, Julia Louis Dreyfus, FoxSearchlight
Downhill (2020). Will Ferrell, Julia Louis Dreyfus, FoxSearchlight

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Downhill (2020).


From directors Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, in Downhill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star as a married couple forced to re-evaluate their lives and their feelings after narrowly escaping an avalanche in the Swiss Alps.

Other key cast members includes Miranda Otto, Zach Woods…

I love Louis-Dreyfus and this looks good, dramatic and funny, even though it’s not a comedy.

I’m also looking forward to seeing the on screen dynamic between Louis-Dreyfus and Ferrell. Especially since Ferrell doesn’t seem to be playing a likeable character.

Zach Woods, Kristofer Hivju, Hélène Cardona, Zoe Chao, Giulio Berruti, Julian Grey, Ammon Jacob Ford, Matt Lindquist, Nadiv Molcho, Kimberly Rydell, Jono Bergmann and Peter Schorn also star.

Downhill Release Dates: February 14th, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film loving

G

HOLMES & WATSON (2018): New Trailer From Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Ralph Fiennes…

Holmes & Watson (2018), John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell
Holmes & Watson (2018), John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell

Holmes & Watson is a Humorous version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Directed by Etan Cohen; Holmes & Watson stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall…

Looks like fun ridiculousness – just the kind of thing I’ll be in the mood for at some point, I know it! I find myself rather happy for Ferrell and Reilly because of how much fun it undoubtedly is to speak on those specific British accents.

Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Lapkus and Noah Jupe also star.

Holmes & Watson Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (US); December 26th, 2018 (UK)

Happy Film Loving

G