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TULLY (2018): New Trailer From Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston…

Tully (2018), Charlize Theron
Tully (2018), Charlize Theron

Starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis and Ron Livingston, Tully is a comedy about motherhood. One in which a mother of  three children, begrudgingly accepts her well-to-do brother’s gift of a ‘night nanny’, in the hopes that it will help destress her life. And so ensues adefinite change in the her life in the most unexpected ways.

Tully is written by Diablo Cody of Juno (2007) and Young Adult (2011), while Jason Reitman directs…

I know it’s only January but this is already one of my favourite trailers of 2018. Right after the ‘frozen pizza, awesome’ comment, I was almost certain that the next clip would show that she’d killed him. But then I realised that she of course had absolutely no energy left to spare.

Mark Duplass, Emily Haine, Marceline Hugot, Gameela Wright and Elaine Tan also star 

Tully Release Dates: April 20th, 2018 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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LUCKY (2017): New Trailer From Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston…

Lucky (2017), Barry Shabaka Henley, Harry Dean Stanton
Lucky (2017), Barry Shabaka Henley, Harry Dean Stanton

Directed by John Carroll Lynch; starring Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch and Ron Livingston, Lucky is a drama about the spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist…

The subject matter and the characters in this trailer are simply too intriguing to ignore.

Lucky Release Dates: September 29th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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SHIMMER LAKE (2017): New Trailer From Rainn Wilson, Wyatt Russell, Adam Pally, Benjamin Walker…

Shimmer Lake (2017), Rainn Wilson
Shimmer Lake (2017), Rainn Wilson

Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson, Adam Pally and  Benjamin Walker are the stars of Shimmer Lake, an Oren Uziel directed crime / drama / mystery told backwards – reversing day by day through a week. The story follows a local sheriff’s quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a botched bank heist…

I’m so ready for that good kooky humour. The scream at 1:02 is perhaps as satisfying and well timed as the one at 1:02 in the Absolutely Fabulous (2016) trailer. I love me some good comic timing. Also, it looks like Adam Pally may be an a serious role; interesting.

Shimmer Lake Release Dates:

Happy Film Loving

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THE 5TH WAVE (2016): The Things I…

The 5th Wave (2016), Chloë Grace Moretz
The 5th Wave (2016), Chloë Grace Moretz

Starring Chloe Grace Moretz, The 5th Wave, a story about aliens trying to claim our planet as their own is a film that could have been so very good. But instead I found it boring, unsurprising and lazy.

My key issues with the movie lie in the script, editing, performances, story and  general execution. It ended up feeling like a film that was rushed and made long before the story and script were ever properly ready.

Performance-wise I can’t really fault Liev Schreiber and a few others. Chloe Grace Moretz on the other hand… I’ve seen her in four movies so far. For two of those films I have zero complaints. But for the other two, one of which is The 5th Wave, I found her performance to be varying levels of unconvincing. To be fair, Moretz isn’t the only one that I feel didn’t adequately embody their character, but she is the key protagonist, hence my focus.

One unfortunate script / editing faux pas that sticks to mind happens towards the end as 3 characters converse. One of them, let’s call him person A; he says, ‘My plan is to do such and such.’ All three people continue to talk amongst themselves for a minute. Person A then leaves. Within a few seconds, person B says to person C, ‘We better go, because I think person A is going to do such and such’. In my mind I’m thinking ‘Er… there is no thinking he’s going to do it because he just told you he’s going to do it, no?!

My disappointment had now peaked, but still I calmed down enough to recognise that the main target market for The 5th Wave is clearly young adults and teenagers. in otherwords, not me. As such I wonder what they think about it all. What are their thoughts on the seemingly forced romance/ love triangle that unfortunately is just too much like The Hunger Games (2012)?

Mad is not how I’d feel if I were to find out that a sequel to The 5th Wave is not going to happen. Of course that all depends on how much money this movie, however bad it may be, actually made.

Directed by J Blakeson and based on the book by Rick Yancey. The 5th Wave is a movie you watch it if you absolutely must. Otherwise just enjoy the trailer instead.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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JAMES WHITE (2015): New Trailer With Christopher Abbot & Cynthia Nixon

James White (2015), Christopher Abbott
James White (2015), Christopher Abbott

James White is a promising new movie starring Christopher Abbot, Cynthia Nixon, Ron Livingston and Scott Mescudi. The protagonist is a young man struggling with self destructive behaviour…

I, like many have enjoyed the work of both Abbott and Nixon in their previous hit TV shows, Girls and Sex And The City, respectively. That fact combined with this intriguing trailer and Josh Mond’s direction… Well…

Release date(s): November 13th 2015 (US)

Happy James White 🙂

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THE 5TH WAVE (2016): New Trailer Starring Chloe Grace Moretz & Liev Schreiber

The 5th Wave (2016), Chloe Grace Moretz
The 5th Wave (2016), Chloe Grace Moretz

Apocalyptic films are here to stay people! Here comes one more starring Chloe Grace Moretz…

The 5th Wave is intriguing, though I love Moretz best in the original Kick-Ass (2010) movie. I found her performance just so, so in If I Stay (2014). My fingers are crossed that The 5th Wave surprises me most pleasantly.

Live Schreiber, Maika Monroe, Ron Livingston, Maria Bello and Nick Robinson also star.

Release Dates: January 15th 2016 (U.S.), January 22nd 2016 ((U.K.)

Happy The 5th Wave 🙂

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