Tag Archives: Rosamund Pike

RADIOACTIVE (2020): New Trailer From Rosamund Pike, Anya Taylor-Joy, Aneurin Barnard…

Radioactive (2020), Rosamund Pike, Studio Canal UK
Radioactive (2020), Rosamund Pike, Studio Canal UK

Directed by Marjane Satrapi, Radioactive stars Rosamund Pike, Anya Taylor-Joy and Aneurin Barnard.

Satrapi’s film is the biography of Marie and Pierre Curie; a pair whose scientific discovery of radium went on to win the Nobel Prize in 1903…

Before this trailer, I’d definitely heard of the Curies. I just couldn’t quite remember what their precise scientific accomplishments are. The shame!

Luckily, with the help of this movie, hopefully I won’t forget again.

Simon Russell Beale, Sam Riley, Jonathan Aris, Corey Johnson, Mirjam Novak, Harriet Turnbull, Demetri Goritsas, Cara Bossom, Tim Woodward, Indica Watson and Peter Sztojanov Jr. also star.

Radioactive Release Dates: March 20th, 2020 (UK)…

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A PRIVATE WAR (2018): New Trailer From Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander…

A Private War (2018), Rosamund Pike
A Private War (2018), Rosamund Pike

A Private War is the true story of Marie Colvin, the fearless rebellious spirit who was driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe, to give voice to the voiceless.

Directed by Matthew Heineman; Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Stanley Tucci and Tom Hollander star…

I’ve always been intrigued by people drawn to such dangerous jobs. Especially since it’s so far removed from what I’d rather be doing. I’m guessing a mixture of purpose and adrenaline are contributing factors to the choice.

Alexandra Moen, Corey Johnson, Raad Rawi, Jérémie Laheurte and Jesuthasan Antonythasan also star.

A Private War Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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BEIRUT (2018): New Trailer From Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Shea Whigham…

Beirut (2018), Jon Hamm
Beirut (2018), Jon Hamm

In Brad Anderson directed Beirut, Jon Hamm is a U.S. diplomat who flees Lebanon in 1972 after a tragic incident at his home. Ten years pass and he’s called back to war-torn Beirut by CIA operatives to negotiate for the life of a friend he left behind.

Rosamund Pike and Shea Whigham also star…

I want to see this so I can have another film to add to my list of favourite Jon Hamm performances, besides Mad Men and Friends With Kids (2011). This character seems to be complex enough to make this movie rather interesting.

I also haven’t watched Baby Driver (2017) yet so there’s still that. Not quite sure how ‘complex’ Hamm’s character is likely to be though.

Beirut Release Dates: April 13th, 2018 (US)

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7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE (2018): New Trailer From Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl, Eddie Marsan…

7 Days in Entebbe (2018), Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike
7 Days in Entebbe (2018), Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike

7 Days In Entebbe tells the story of four hijackers who in 1976 forced a plane to land in Entebbe, Uganda. All in the effort to free the dozens of Palestinians jailed in Israel.

Rosamund Pike, Daniel Brühl and Eddie Marsan star while José Padilha directs…

Not that the stories are that similar but Steven Spielberg’s Munich (2005) came to mind as I watched this trailer. If this movie is as good as that, I’ll be delighted. Delighted, I tell you!

7 Days In Entebbe Release Dates: March 9th, 2018 (UK); March 16th, 2018 (US)…

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HOSTILES (2017): New Trailer From Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Peter Mullan, Ben Foster…

Hostiles (2017), Rosamund Pike
Hostiles (2017), Rosamund Pike

Starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster and Peter Mulan, Hostiles tells the story of what happened when in 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agreed to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory…

The brilliance that is Mr. Bale is the reason I’m tuning in. He embodies such screen presence, charisma and that’s before he even says a single word.

Directed by Scott Cooper; Jesse Plemons, Stephen Lang, Paul Anderson and Q’orianka Kilcher also star.

Hostiles Release Dates...

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A UNITED KINGDOM (2016): New Trailer From David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton…

United Kingdom (2016), Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo
United Kingdom (2016), Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo

2016 has come with another movie about forbidden love based on race. First we have Loving set in 1950s Virginia, USA – a true story which  stars Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton. Today we have A United Kingdom, another true story of the love between African royalty (Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana) and a non-royal caucasian woman from London, England…

As is the case with Loving I’m looking forward to watching love win in A United Kingdom.

Directed by Amma Asante of Belle (2013) I’m excited for my faith in humanity to be renewed once more.

Jack Davenport, Arnold Oceng, Laura Carmichael and Charlotte Hope also star.

A United Kingdom Release Dates: November 25th, 2016 (UK); February 17th, 2017 (US)…

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HECTOR & THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS (2014): When Physical Distance Equals Clarity

Hector & The Search For Happiness (2014), Simon Pegg
Hector & The Search For Happiness (2014), Simon Pegg

Directed by Peter Chelsom and starring Simon Pegg, Hector & The Search For Happiness is about a man who realises that change must happen in his life.

Following this realisation, he checks out of his current situation and sets off in search of adventure and an answer to one big question.

During his search foe happiness and what it means, he meets several interesting characters, gets into a few scrapes here and learns plenty, especially about himself.

Chelsom’s movie has a few similarities to Eat Pray Love (2010) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). Hector & The Search For Happiness isn’t a terrible movie, but I do prefer the other two.

Whether you need convincing that travel is a good idea or not, this movie does a good job of reminding you of travel’s great ability to help you see things with renewed clarity; whether it’s because of the people you meet whilst away or the physical distance from your daily routine.

For clarity, get some distance.

Happy Hector & The Search For Happiness 🙂

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GONE GIRL (2014): It’s Long But Definitely Worth It

Gone Girl (2014), Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike
Gone Girl (2014), Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike

1) I’d heard a lot of good things about Gone Girl. 2) I want to keep up with this Ben Affleck renaissance that’s been plenty discussed since Argo (2012). 3) Gone Girl is based on a successful book…

All these are reasons I knew I’d watch David Fincher’s latest. Mr. Fincher himself is of course another reason.

Written by Gillian Flynn and very well acted by its stars, Rosamund Pike especially and Ben Affleck. You’ll be left impressed and probably more than a little scared if not more careful. Having seen thi srather memorable film, I count myself amongst the wowed. I don’t definitely share the same disappointment some have expressed at the ending. For me it felt just right somehow. Gone Girl  is a brilliant mystery / drama / thriller of a movie. Regardless of the inherent darkness of the story, you’ll have no regrets. Just don’t make the same mistakes as the characters. In otherwords, be sure to communicate with your partner when things are bothering you.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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