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VENOM (2018): The Thing I Liked…

Venom (2018), Tom Hardy
Venom (2018), Tom Hardy

Even though Marvel’s Venom is definitely not in my top five list of favourite superhero movies – or my top five list of Marvel movies for that matter, I still found a scene that I loved.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer; starring Tom Hardy, Jenny Slate, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed, I’m not sure that the worst thing about Venom is the performances. For me, the key issues exist in three areas, the story editing / script, the final version of the fully formed CGI embodiment of Venom and Venom’s actual speaking voice, All these elements left me less impressed than I’d hoped to be.

To give an example of my issue with the story, I know that Brock, who later becomes Venom is supposed to be an antihero but because of his highly inconsiderate behaviour during the Colton Drake interview early on in the movie, I think I had trouble fully being on his side after that. I mean, he’s still the protagonist and I didn’t want him to get hurt; yet I was reasonably annoyed for his girlfriend. As a result, it wasn’t actually until the desperate scene in the restaurant that I was most moved; both by how helpless Brock seemed in those moments and by Tom Hardy’s arresting performance.

Along with a less cartoonish looking CGI version of Venom and Riot, I really did expect a far slicker execution from Marvel Studios overall; one where the finished product hit all the right notes in terms of what makes a good film and had me feeling like: Yes! YES! I knew this would be good!instead of: ‘Yeah… it’s really not the best. What a shame.’

Watch it if you’re curious enough and if you’re a serious comic book fan, no doubt you’ll have a better time than I did.

For me, the title of ‘favourite superhero movie’ still belongs to The Avengers (2012).

Happy film Loving 

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THE SISTERS BROTHERS (2018): New Trailer From Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, John C. Reilly…

The Sisters Brothers (2018), Joaquin Phoenix
The Sisters Brothers (2018), Joaquin Phoenix

Director Jacques Audiard’s latest film is set in 1850s Oregon and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Joaquin Phoenix, Riz Ahmed Rutger Hauer and John C. Reilly.

The story of Audiard’s western centres around an infamous duo of assassins known as the Sisters brothers who are chasing a gold prospector…

I wasn’t very sure about this one the first time I watched the trailer. Today though, I’m into the awkwardness of of the humour and trailer edit. Funny how things change in a day. Furthermore, the cast is so very good that surely it can’t, won’t and shouldn’t be so bad.

The Sisters Brothers Release Dates: September 21st, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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CITY OF TINY LIGHTS (2016): New Trailer From Riz Ahmed, Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo…

City Of Lights (2016), Riz Ahmed
City Of Lights (2016), Riz Ahmed

In City Of Tiny Lights, the city is modern-day London and Riz Ahmed is a Private Eye on a missing persons case that is far from straight forward. Directed by Pete Travis, Cush Jumbo, James Floyd, Damson Idris and Billie Piper also star.

I first saw and loved Riz Ahmed’s world in Nightcrawler (2014). I haven’t been excited about one of his projects/ characters as much as this movie. May my faith be justified.

City Of Tiny Lights Release Dates: April 7th, 2017 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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UNA (2016): New Trailer From Ben Mendelsohn, Rooney Mara, Riz Ahmed…

UNA (2016), Rooney Mara
UNA (2016), Rooney Mara

Riz Ahmed, Rooney Mara and Ben Mendelsohn’s latest film Una is based on the playwright David Harrower’s play Blackbird, a story about a young woman’s journey to reclaim her past. After seeing the photo of a man she used to know as a young girl, she tracks him down and shows up unexpectedly…

This I’m curious about because of the talented cast; Riz Ahmed was brilliant in Nightcrawler (2014), Ben Mendelsohn had a great turn in Starred Up (2013)  and last but not least, Rooney Mara, an actress of  only so far seen fully in The Social Network (2010).

Tobias Menzies, Tara Fitgerald and Isobelle Molloy also star.

Una Release Dates

Happy Film Loving

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ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY (2016): The Latest Trailer Starring Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Riz Ahmed…

Rogue One - A Star Wars Story (2016), Ben Mendelsohn
Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (2016), Ben Mendelsohn

The new Rogue One – A Star Wars Story trailer looks good and it definitely has less of a’low budget‘ feel compared to the teaser released back in April…

I’m thinking that the much reported about re-shoots helped do the trick.

Rogue One – A Star Wars Story Release Dates: December 16th, 2016 (US, UK, GER)…

Happy Film Loving🙂

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ROGUE ONE – A STAR WARS STORY (2016): New From Felicity Jones, Forrest Whitaker, Riz Ahmed…

 

Rogue One - A Star Wars Story (2016), Felicity Jones
Rogue One – A Star Wars Story (2016), Felicity Jones

Rogue One – A Star Wars Story… That’s right; starring Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelsen, Forrest Whitaker and Genevieve O’reilly, we have another new Star Wars movie…

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 1

I’m going to admit that I’m not very excited about this one. But then again, I’m still yet to watch a single Star Wars film. Reason being, fantasy generally isn’t my favourite genre. Nevertheless, I couldn’t help but notice that the teaser trailer makes this film look more ‘low budget’ than Star Wars – Episode 7- The Force Awakens. it may be because it is.

Those who really love the franchise likely won’t agree, but I’m just thinking, isn’t this overkill? It still feels like The Force Awakens was released just yesterday.

Instead of J.J. Abrams, Gareth Edwards is directing. Riz Ahmed, Jonathan Aris and Donnie Yen also star.

Rogue One – A Star Wars Story Release Dates: December 16th, 2016 (US, UK, GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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JASON BOURNE (2016): New Trailer Starring Matt Damon

Jason Bourne (2016), Matt Damon
Jason Bourne (2016), Matt Damon

The new Jason Bourne movie trailer starring Matt Damon is here and it looks good…

Teaser trailer

First Trailer

I never did get round to watching the version of the franchise that starred Jeremy Renner, The Bourne Legacy (2012). I mean, I am a Renner fan but Damon just makes it look more exciting somehow. Perhaps it’s similar to the way I know that Sean Connery makes a good James Bond, but Daniel Craig is my ultimate.

Jason Bourne Release Date(s): July 28th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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