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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017): The Things I Loved…

The Greatest Showman (2017): Rebecca Ferguson
The Greatest Showman (2017): Rebecca Ferguson

I still haven’t seen even half of the very highly rated musicals out there – and I doubt I will. Especially since musicals aren’t my favourite genre. However, to my surprise, I’ve found my most loved musical to date in The Greatest Showman.

Based on the true story of P.T Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create the mesmerising spectacle known as the circus, I found so much to love about this film. The music – of course, the costumes, humour, choreography, performances and themes; I enjoyed it all.

I found that I appreciate The Greatest Showman even more because of the way it speaks to the part of me that chooses to live life on my own terms, regardless of what society expects of me. This is a film about a person who took the risk and followed his vision to make his dreams a reality. In this way, director Michael Gracey’s film belongs in the same entrepreneurship loving space that Jon Favreau’s Chef (2014) occupies in my heart.

It’s generally no secret that the real P.T. Barnum wasn’t exactly a perfect human being. Additionally, not every character in this film actually existed. Yet my, oh my is this version of the story beautiful.

Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Zendeya and Michelle Williams all deliver good performances. As does Rebecca Ferguson. Particularly the moment we all get to hear her character’s singing voice. A scene that is arguably the most arresting. A true wow moment. 

You’ve very already seen this but if you haven’t, watch The Greatest Showman for all the seemingly endless reasons above and you may just find yourself inspired. 

Happy Film Loving

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DOCTOR SLEEP (2019): New Trailer For Stephen King’s The Shining Sequel Starring Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Jacob Tremblay…

Doctor Sleep (2019), Ewan McGregor, Warner Bros. Pictures
Doctor Sleep (2019), Ewan McGregor, Warner Bros. Pictures

Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and Jacob Tremblay are the stars of Doctor Sleep, a new horror movie based on Steven King’s novel of the same name.

Set decades after the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrence meets a young girl with similar powers as his. Dan must try to protect her from a cult who prey on children with powers…

I’ve never seen The Shining and that’s mainly because it’s a horror movie and I’m scared. It’s not completely my fault though because at seventeen, my Media Studies teacher wouldn’t let the class watch The Shining because according to her, it was too scary. I myself had zero objections with her decision – especially since by that point, I’d already seen The Omen (1976), the film responsible for my general aversion to scary movies since the age of twelve.

As for whether I’ll watch Doctor Sleep? I may just. Especially if others find it to be less scary than The Shining.

The moments I like in this new trailer include when Dan says the words ‘The Shinning’ – the penny drops and I realise what this is.

There’s also my general happiness at seeing Rebecca Ferguson as a cast member. She’s been one of my favourites ever since Mission – Impossible 5, Rogue Nation (2015). As for Jack Nicholson standout star of The Shining, I’m not even sure he’s still acting but I definitely half expected that he’d show up in this trailer. He still might. Well, that’s assuming he wasn’t killed off; something I’d know had I actually seen the original movie.

Have you seen The Shining? Is it as scary as they say?

Zahn McClarnon, Bruce Greenwood, Carl Lumbly, Selena Anduze, Carel Struycken, Emily Alyn Lind, Jocelin Donahue, Nicholas Pryor and Selena Anduze also star.

Doctor Sleep Release Dates: October 31st, 2019 (UK); November 8th, 2019 (US)…

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MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL (2019): New Trailer From Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson…

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Men In Black – International (2019).


Protectors of Earth from the scum of the universe, the Men In Black are back with new F. Gary Gray directed sci-fi / action / comedy, Men In Black – International. 

Starring Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson and Rebecca Ferguson, the focus this time is to deal with a new big threat, a mole in the Men in Black organisation.

The on screen chemistry between Thompson and Hemsworth is just great. I cant wait to see this new ‘international’ angle. It helps that it’s set in my beloved London town but really, this trailer is pretty well done.

I’ve been a fan of Rebecca Ferguson as an action star since Mission – Impossible Rogue Nation (2015), and now based on this trailer Tessa Thomson is definitely another new favourite.

Fingers crossed that Hemsworth’s seemingly British accent turns out great.

Emma Thompson, Rafe Spall, Kumail Nanjiani and Davina Sitaram also star.

Men In Black International Release Dates: June 14th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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MISSION – IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (2018): The Things I Liked…

Mission - Impossible - Fallout (2018), Rebecca Ferguson
Mission – Impossible – Fallout (2018), Rebecca Ferguson

I took a moment to remember how much fun I had watching Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), before sitting down to Tom Cruise’s latest movie, Mission Impossible – Fallout.

The action sequences in Fallout are impressive, well-choreographed physical feats. You know, because it’s a Tom Cruise movie. Yet there was one moment at the beginning in the scene with the plutonium that felt too obvious as an action movie plot device – due to the way it was executed.  It was unfortunately a moment that made me feel that little bit less enthused about the rest of the film. 

As the story progressed, I was adequately engaged but whilst also simultaneously concluding that I probably need to give this franchise a break. That way when I return in some years, it will all feel kind of fresh and new again.

Even though I definitely had more fun with Rogue Nation, Fallout is still a good movie. It’s just unfortunate that for me personally, more than any specific action sequence or scene, the most memorable thing about director Christopher McQuarrie’s film is that it helped me realise what a truly great face Rebecca Ferguson actually has. A totally random observation, I know. Yet I’m quite sure, thoroughly accurate.

Watch Mission Impossible – Fallout because it’s good. Who knows, it may even be your favourite.

Happy Film Loving 

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MISSION – IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (2018): New Trailer From Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg…

Mission - Impossible - Fallout (2018), Tom Cruise
Mission – Impossible – Fallout (2018), Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg are back for M:I 6; a.ka. Mission – Impossible – Fallout.

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie and featuring new cast member Henry Cavill, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his Impossible Mission Force (IMF) team are called  upon to race against time after a mission gone wrong…

This is yet another fun-filled Mission: Impossible trailer. I’m ready for all the action.

I very much enjoyed Mission: Impossible 5 – Rogue Nation and this one looks like it’s going to be, at the very least equally thrilling, fun and action filled.

Alec Baldwin,Angela Bassett, Sian Brook and Vanessa Kirby also star.

M:I 6 Mission Impossible Release Dates: July 27th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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THE SNOWMAN (2017): New Trailer From Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny, Val Kilmer…

The Snowman (2017), Rebecca Ferguson
The Snowman (2017), Rebecca Ferguson

The snowman is the new crime / horror/ drama based on the bestselling book by Jo Nesbø and stars Michael Fassbender as detective Harry Hole. Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. Directed by Tomas Alfredson; Rebecca Ferguson, Chloë Sevigny and Val Kilmer also star…

I’m big fan of Fassbender and Ferguson. This looks so good to me I can hardly wait.

Additional supporting cast includes J.K. Simmons ,Jamie Clayton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, James D’Arcy, Toby Jones, and Sofia Helin.

The Snowman Release Dates: October 13th, 2017 (UK); October 20th, 2017 (US)…

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THE GREATEST SHOWMAN (2017): New Trailer From Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendeya, Michelle Williams…

The Greatest Showman (2017), Zac Efron, High Jackman
The Greatest Showman (2017), Zac Efron, High Jackman

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Greatest Showman (2017)


The Greatest Showman tells the story of P.T. Barnum, a visionary who rose from nothing to create the mesmerising spectacle known as the circus.

Directed by Michael Gracey; Zac Efron, Hugh Jackman, Rebecca Ferguson, Zendeya and Michelle Williams star…

I’m not the biggest fan of musicals but I like the cast too much to ignore this. There’s also the romance of it all, of course.

Paul Sparks, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Diahann Carroll also star.

The Greatest Showman Release Dates: December 25th, 2017 (US); January 1st, 2018 (UK)…

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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), Meryl Streep.
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), Meryl Streep

Florence Foster Jenkins, the story of a New York heiress who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice is a movie I found to be just OK.

Starring Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, ‘acting queen’ Meryl Streep and directed by Stephen Frears, I enjoyed the little moments of humour and I appreciated the film as a sweet story of one man’s complicated love for his wife and friend, particularly the lengths he and a number of her friends went to to ‘take care of her’.

It goes without saying that Streep performed well as Jenkins. Helberg and Grant were good too. Ordinarily, I personally can’t imagine myself gladly helping to delude a talentless person I care about into thinking that they were actually talented. Watching Florence Foster Jenkins has ensured that I’d take a little more time to consider it. Even though it all reeks heavily of the most cringe worthy moments in talent shows such as X-Factor and American Idol.

As always, watch it if you’re curious enough.

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