Annihilation is the latest movie starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac and Gina Rodriguez. Adapted from novelist Jeff VanderMeer’s best seller of the same name, Portman plays a biologist on a dangerous secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply…
There are a number reasons I want to watch this. 1.) Acting queen and all round smart woman, Natalie Portman. 2.) Alex Garland, writer and director of my favourite Alicia Vikander movie, Ex Machina (2015) – I’m still fantasising about a sequel that I know will very likely never happen.) 3.) This trailer is great! It made me so happy that I punctuated watching it with the words ‘Yeah baby!’ and the thought, ‘This is what I’ve been waiting for.’ I’m so ready. I just hope it isn’t too similar to Arrival (2016), a movie I’m still yet to watch.
Tessa Thompson, David Gyasi, Cosmo Jarvis and Sonoya Mizuno also star.
Directed and co-written by George Clooney, Suburbicon stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac in what looks like a 1950s set story about a home invasion that disturbs a quiet family town…
The humour plus the talents of Matt Damon and Julianne Moore are my key reasons for tuning in. There’s also the 1950s iconography including the spectacles on Damon’s characters face to look forward to.
Glenn Fleshler, Jack Conley, Noah Jupe and Gary Basaraba also star.
The latest trailer for the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars – The Last Jedi is here. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver, the story continues with Rey (Ridley) on her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker following the events of Star Wars Episode 7 – The force Awakens (2015)…
I like the first 20 seconds of this trailer. After that though, it becomes a little tedious and leaves me thinking, ‘I know how to breathe but what else have you got?’ I found the trailers for the previous Star Wars movie far more exciting and thrilling – teaser trailer or not. It’s probably too early to call it of course. So I wait.
Starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac and Charlotte Le Bon, the backdrop of The Promise is the last days of the Ottoman Empire/ the Armenian genocide. The heart of the movie is a love triangle – one between the beautiful, sophisticated Ana, a renowned American journalist and a brilliant medical student…
I’m curious about The Promise mostly because of the talented Mr Bale but also because of the controversy surrounding the subject matter, the Armenian Genocide. At time of writing, The Promise hasn’t even been properly released yet except at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11th; yet it has a very poor IMDB score of 1.8 out of 10, the lowest I’ve ever seen on the site. I refuse to believe that Christian Bale would choose to be in a movie as terrible as the score suggests. Unfortunately, I can’t quite say the same for Oscar Isaac – on account of Mojave (2015). I digress. My guess is that those opposing the movie for political reasons have decided to do what they can to deter others from seeing it. If that’s the case, time will tell how well that’s going to work.
My favourite thing about Mojave is the bass in Garret Hedlund’s voice. The general story had potential, but in the end it didn’t turn out as well as it could have. My main issue is with the plausibility of aspects of the story and the general overuse of the word ‘brother.’
The only reason I don’t completely regret watching Mojave is Garrett Hedlund. Can someone please cast him to star in a well scripted and executed movie? I ask because I believe in his acting abilities, not just so I can enjoy listening to him speak.
As for Oscar Isaac… I can’t say I loved his performance here. But, he was good in Ex Machina (2015). So there’s that…
Watch Mojave if you really, really must. The only other reason I can think of is if you want to find out just how much truth is in everything I’ve said about Garrett Hedlund. Or maybe you want to count how many times the word ‘brother’ is said. The answer is way more than you’d ever want to hear.
Director William Monahan is also responsible for the unfortunate script and Mark Wahlberg makes an appearance.
Friday has arrived with a trailer I wasn’t aware was missing from my week. Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse is the latest instalment and it looks good…
I like both trailers, the specific footage and dialogue is great especially for trailer one. What I’m less keen on is the continued use of the music first heard at 1:10. I feel as though once was quite enough.
Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult and Jennifer Lawrence all return for this instalment, along with some new mutants.