Based on the novel by John Searles,Strange But True, a story about a young woman who surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she’s pregnant with his child is a good, suspenseful thriller I’m glad to have seen.
Besides the notable performances by all involved, including Nick Robinson, Greg Kinnear, Margaret Qualley and Amy Ryan; director Rowan Athale’s movie features a central mystery that builds up in a satisfying way. A mystery that had me feeling all kinds of emotions at once. Especially as I began to notice that nearly everyone isn’t quite who you first think them to be.
The way the film opens and closes with a short reflective voice over reminded me of one of my favourite TV show, Grey’s Anatomy. I feel that Grey’s definitely does a better job with the voice overs overall. Still, I found Athale’s film to be mostly good and well put together. It’s dark, suspenseful and worth the time I dedicated.
It was also interesting to see the different ways the key protagonists dealt with grief. As the film showed me, grief can make some people near impossible to be around. Yet with great understanding, anything is possible.
Margaret Qualley, Amy Ryan, Nick Robinson and Greg Kinnear, are the stars of new thriller, Strange But True.
Direceted by Rowan Athale, this is the story of a woman who surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she’s pregnant with his child…
I want to watch this because of the intriguing story. I need to know the nature of the shenanigans that lead to Qualley’s character making the strange claim.
On the other hand, there’s also a part of me that kind of doesn’t want to watch this movie because of all the seemingly unnecessary pain the innocent parties are going to experience. Overall, I’m probably too big a fan of Kinnear, Robinson; plus I’m too curious about Qualley and Ryan’s performances to stay away.
Mena Massoud, Brian Cox, Amy Ryan, Blythe Danner, Connor Jessup, Tennille Read, Allegra Fulton and Christy Bruce also star.
Besides reminding me to be grateful that humans no longer share planet earth with dinosaurs, Jurassic World has officially awakened me to Chris Pratt’s super charismatic magic. A magic when combined with a good script among other key elements, the result is a very entertaining movie.
I’ve never been especially into dinosaurs myself but director Colin Trevorrow’s movie really is a fun ride. One that features a good number of wow moments. Impressive moments courtesy of great special effects and a beautiful overall visual style.
Also starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Nick Robinson, Jurassic World is set on the original site of Jurassic Park where a genetically modified hybrid dinosaur has now been created. The films true action really begins when said dinosaur escapes and commences a very well-captured killing spree.
My overall favourite thing about this movie is pretty much every scene featuring Pratt. You know, on account of his charisma as well as good dialogue. There’s also all the scenes featuring talented and adorable young actor Ty Simpkins who plays Gray.
As for the things that spoilt this movie just a little for me, there’s the scene where Gray and hisbrother Zack (Robinson) are able to light a match even though I could have sworn that matches are impossible to light when wet. Did I perhaps miss a part where it was revealed that the matches were contained in a waterproof case? The second thing I didn’t quite buy into is Pratt and Dallas Howard’s characters as a couple. On the other hand, there are many unexpected couples in real life too, so…
You’ve likely already seen this movie but if not, do so for the fun ride, shooting style, that Pratt magic and especially if you love / or once loved dinosaurs.
Greg Berlanti directs Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel in Love, Simon; a new coming-of-age drama about the hilarious, scary, life-changing and complicated love story of a young closeted gay man…
As a friend pointed out, this movie may just be the first mainstream teen film where the central story is about the coming out of a young gay man. This isn’t a thing I’ve seen before. I could be wrong of course, but at this moment, I recall no other mainstream teenage movie with a gay male protagonist.
Based on the book by Nicola Yoon, Everything, Everythingis directed by Stella Meghie and it’s the classic story of a girl (Maddy) who falls in love with the boy next door. The most interesting part of the story for me is the fact that Maddy has been confined to her home since infancy due to illness.
The two main characters in this movie are teenagers played by Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson. It’s therefore clear that teenagers are the target demographic; not that that stopped me from being most curious about the story of Maddy’s mother – a character we don’t really get to know too much about. I think that as a non-teenager myself, I’ve in the most part exhausted my interest in most largely-teenage movies. Except maybe in instances where a story is really, truly compelling and well cast.
As far as teenage romances go, I’m quite sure that teenage me would have really enjoyed this movie. Non-teenage me found it OK. Non-teenage me is also very glad that she hadn’t read the book prior to watching this movie. Otherwise there’s a chance that I personally would have found much less to look forward to towards the end.
The thing that stood out most for me about Everything, Everything is that its main stars Stenberg and Robinson are promising young actors. I now find myself looking forward to watching Stenberg in writer / director Ama Asante’s upcoming drama / romance about a bi-racial teenager struggling to survive in Nazi Germany. Yes, yes, I know that it’s yet another teen-centric movie, but it’s Ama Asante. She wrote and directed Belle (2014), don’t you know?
Todays trailer is a perfect one for Valentines Day, especially if you’re a teenager. At first I thought this was the Amandla Stenberg film that she’s making with Amma Asante – director ofBelle (2014)but instead and not in a bad way… Everything, Everything is the story of a teenage girl who falls for the boy next door. Except, as is the case for many a love story, there’s a major obstacle in the way and that’s the fact that she can’t go outside and never has because she’s allergic to everything…
Apocalyptic films are here to stay people! Here comes one more starring Chloe Grace Moretz…
The 5th Wave is intriguing, though I love Moretz best in the original Kick-Ass (2010) movie. I found her performance just so, so inIfI Stay (2014). My fingers are crossed that The 5th Wave surprises me most pleasantly.
Live Schreiber, Maika Monroe, Ron Livingston, Maria Bello and Nick Robinson also star.
Release Dates: January 15th 2016 (U.S.), January 22nd 2016 ((U.K.)