Patricia Arquette, Angela Bassett and Felicity Huffman are the stars of Otherhood, a new comedy about long-time friends and empty nesters who take a trip to New York city after their grown up sons fail to call them on Mother’s Day.
Directed by Cindy Chupack, additional key cast includes Becki Newton, Jake Lacy, Heidi Gardner…
The humour, the theme of friendship and Bassett are the main reasons I’m interested. My fingers are now tightly crossed that this will be a good one ‘Mother’s Day movie’.
Afton Williamson, Tim Bagley, Frank De Julio, Sinqua Walls, Damian Young and Stephen Kunken also star.
Toy Story 4 is all about the revelation of just how big the world can be for a toy, especially after a new toy called “Forky” joins Woody and the gang and a road trip alongside old and new friends begins.
Directed by Josh Cooley; key cast includes Tom Hanks, Annie Potts, Patricia Arquette, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack…
A lovely teaser trailer that ended nicely with comfort that is hearing Tom Hank’s voice as Woody. I vaguely recall the previous Toy Story films. Clearly time for a re-watch.
Laurie Metcalf, Kristen Schaal, Jodi Benson and Bonnie Hunt also star.
Incase you weren’t already sure of what Richard Linklater’s Oscar winning film is about, It’s all in the title. To clarify, the audience is essentially invited to witness the life of an American family over 12 years and through the eyes of a young boy.
The story begins from childhood and continues to the point said boy, Mason – played by Ellar Coltrane, becomes a college student. Unsurprisingly, the film is nearly 3 hours long. The only time the length bothered me was within the first 30 minutes – the point after which things did become more interesting.
As a result of the movie being filmed over the extended period of 12 years and with the same actors, the technical and narrative achievement is notable. Additionally, the profound sense of realism – the kind not often found on screen is one of the key reasons Boyhood is quite celebrated.
What is also refreshing about Linklater’s movie and style is the nuanced performances. There is no over explanation of everything. The audience is trusted to think and reach their own conclusions.
What I enjoyed most about Boyhood is the relationship the two main siblings have with their parents, particularly Mason’s interactions with his father (Ethan Hawke). The conversations they have and the father’s responses are just the kind of thing one would hope for.
Watch it because even though the title is Boyhood, the film also has something to say about motherhood, fatherhood, family and life in general.