As was the case withJurassic World (2015), I enjoyed Chris Pratt’s brand of charm in this J.A. Bayona directed sequel Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom. Yet surprisingly even more than that, I really liked the screen time dedicated to the dinosaurs. In particular the way Bayona’s movie not only told us about the intelligence of the dinosaurs, but we got to see a well executed display of said intelligence.
Another key highlight is the final and unfortunate scenes on ‘the island’ towards the end. Particularly the way it reminded me of how the movie Kong – Skull Island (2017)made me feel. By this I mean both films are fun and thrilling but they also made me sad because the creatures in both movies were either existing / resting peacefully until human interference.
Just like in Jurassic World, in Fallen Kingdom Pratt and Howard’s character’s romantic connection was a plot device that I found myself unenthused by. Particularly because it felt even more unnecessary this time round.
Definitely watch Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom, especially if you liked the first movie. It’s still quite fun overall and even more so if you like dinosaurs.
In The Ritual, a group of college friends reunite for a trip to the forest, where they’re stalked by a dark, menacing presence. Directed by David Bruckner; Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier and Arsher Ali star…
I’m curious about this because I want to know if the dead friend is haunting the one who survived. I also want to find out how everything went down in the convenience store. This is clearly supposed to be a scary movie in the traditional sense but I also wouldn’t mind seeing a version of the film where it’s actually not scary and the focus instead is on the survivor, his late friend, the criminals and so on.
Starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, One Day is the story of Dexter and Em, a pair we first meet on the day they spend a night together on the last day of college. We then get to see them many times more on the very same day in the years that follow.
Directed by Lone Sherfig and based on the best selling novel by David Nicholls, I liked One Day because it’s a charming, well told and universal story. One of male/ female friendships, unrequited love and incredibly bad timing at its core. Anne Hathaway’s British accent is very impressive and you’ll definitely notice the film’s well chosen soundtrack and musical score.
Watch One Day because it’s good and the themes featured are really worth being exposed to. Patricia Clarkson, Rafe Spall,Tom Mison and David Ajala make up more of the talented cast. There’s also a well cast little girl we see later in the movie that looks suspiciously like a young Cara Delevigne.
Thanks to good writing and a very talented cast, What If is funny, kind of kooky, possesses an uncommon realness and features a well chosen musical score.
Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Driver, Zoe Kazan, Rafe Spall, Meghan Park and Mackenzie Davis are the stars of this Michael Dowse directed comedy / romance.
Kazan, an actress I’ve loved sincethe beautiful Ruby Sparks (2012) is as adorable as ever and the chemistry between her character and that played by Radcliffe is certainly convincing. What If is a movie you watch for the comedy, the relatable predicaments faced by the characters and the useful wisdom about life and love.