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JOURNEYMAN (2017): New Trailer From Paddy Considine, Jodie Whittaker, Paul Popplewell…

Journeyman (2018), Jodie Whitaker, Paddy Considine
Journeyman (2018), Jodie Whitaker, Paddy Considine

Paddy Considine the writer and director of Journeyman also stars in the lead role as boxer Matty Burton. A fighter who suffers a serious head injury during a match.

Also starring Jodie Whittaker and Paul Popplewell, Journeyman will show us just how all aspects of Burton’s life are affected, including his marriage and family…

I’m looking forward to this one because it doesn’t appear to be the traditional boxing movie story where the protagonist always wins a match at the end.

Journeyman Release Dates: February 16th, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

 

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Gemma Aterton, Glenn Close
The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Gemma Aterton, Glenn Close

Melanie (Sennia Nanua) is a special young girl. A young girl who’s taken along on a journey of survival with her teacher (Gemma Aterton) and a scientist (Glenn Close).

Directed by Colm McCarthy and set in a dystopian future in what looks like London, England, The Girl With All The Gifts is an adequate zombie movie. It’s not quite the kind you may be expecting in some respects but it’s worth it to hang in there for the ending, my favourite part.

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua
The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua

I don’t recall getting particularly terrified as I watched, probably because gore isn’t necessarily the core focus of McCarthy’s movie. The Girl With All The Gifts is a relatively smart zombie movie. Personally I find the idea of zombies a tad more ridiculous and unreal than the idea of vampires – as odd as that may seem. And yes, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t survive a zombie apocalypse.

Watch The Girl With All The Gifts if you’re intrigued enough and to find out about the refreshing difference that is the ending.

Happy Film Loving

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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2016): New Trailer Starring Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close & Sennia Nanua

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton
The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton

Starring Gemma Arterton, Sennia Nanua, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine, The Girl With All The Gifts is based on the best selling book by  Mike Carey and directed by Colm McCarthy.

Set in a less than perfect future where survival is dependant on a teacher, a scientist and a young girl called Melanie the trailer is quite promising…

I’m glad that the movie isn’t a straight horror film but a drama / horror / thriller, meaning  I can watch it and still sleep soundly that same night.

The Girl With All The Gifts Release Dates: September 23rd, 2016 (UK)…

Happy film Loving 🙂

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CHILD 44 (2015): Tom Hardy Shines, As Expected

Child 44 (2015), Tom Hardy
Child 44 (2015), Tom Hardy

Child 44 is a Stalin-era Soviet Union crime thriller directed by Daniel Espinosa.

Based on Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling book of the same name; Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Vincent Cassel and Joel Kinnaman are the stars.

My main motivation for watching the movie isn’t reading the book because  I haven’t, but the intriguing story, particularly Hardy’s role as a determined investigator of a series of gruesome child murders. Murders that are taking place during a time when the powers that be refuse to admit that murder is even a real thing.

I wanted Child 44 to be as thrilling as the trailer hinted, however, I did find myself wishing for a quicker pace, a shorter film, less distracting accents and an overall better / more thrilling execution.

All the lacking elements aside, Hardy’s performance is good and one of my favourite things about the film. The other is the ending and the tension filled scene on the moving train.

Child 44 (2015), Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy
Child 44 (2015), Noomi Rapace, Tom Hardy

You may be compelled to watch Child 44 because you’ve read the book and/ or you’re a Tom Hardy fan who wants to see how he was able to deliver a notable physical and emotional performance, in spite of the questionable Russian accents. To that I say, follow your curiosity. I did and I have no regrets, I just simply wish that the general result had been better.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MACBETH (2015): New Trailer Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard

Macbeth (2015), Marion Cotillard
Macbeth (2015), Marion Cotillard

Having grown up mostly in England, a place where you learn about William Shakespeare and at least one of his great plays, including Macbeth, I wish I could say that I know the story of of the Scottish Duke  very well. In reality, I’m more aware of the name Macbeth than the story of Macbeth.

Just as well then that a mighty good looking film, starring two of my favourite acting greats is due for release next month. Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are the stars of of director Justin Kurzel’s adaptation…

I can’t wait to take in all the glorious cinematography. if this trailer is anything to go by, the film is going to be visually stunning.

David Thewlis, Elizabeth Debicki and Paddy Considine also star.

Release Dates: October 2nd (U.S. & U.K.)

Happy Macbeth 🙂

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CHILD 44 (2015): Tom Hardy Is All The Reason You Need

Child 44 (2015), Tom Hardy
Child 44 (2015), Tom Hardy

Here is the reason I was yelping with uncontrollable joy today.

There’s been some talk about the authenticity of the Russian accents…

It’s all business of course, the need to get the film to as wide an audience as possible. I’m just happy to watch the very talented cast including Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Vincent Cassel, Noomi Rapace, etc. and fully understanding what they’re saying without difficulty.

Such an interesting story. I can’t wait to see it unfold.

Happy Child 44 🙂

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