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THE TITAN (2018): It’s…

The Titan (2018), Sam Worthington

Starring Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson, The Titan is a sci-fi film about a military family who agree to take part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration.

My experience of director Lennart Ruff’s film, similarly to other recent Netflix films I’ve seen can be characterised by disappointment. What intrigued me most about the film in the first place was the subject matter, definitely more so  than the actors. Sadly though, when the thing I’d been waiting for all along, namely the physical manifestation of the genetic evolution began to show in Worthington’s character’s body, instead of thinking ‘wow that’s pretty impressive,’ I instead found it and the film as a whole to be very basic. Perhaps a higher budget could have helped. To that I say, ‘sure’ as long as a sizeable chunk of the money went into producing a more well thought out story that is actually exciting.

Is it possible that I’ve just been expecting too much from Netflix movies? Is that my real problem? I’m certainly starting to think so. On the other hand, who can blame me really when the first Netflix movie I ever saw was Cary Joji Fukunaga’s memorable and rather impressive Beasts Of No Nation (2015)?

Watch The Titan if you must but only if you you absolutely must.

Happy Film Loving

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THE TITAN (2018): New Trailer From Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson…

The Titan (2018), Sam Worthington
The Titan (2018), Sam Worthington

In director Lennart Ruff’s TitanSam Worthington is part of a military family that agrees to take part in a ground-breaking experiment of genetic evolution and space exploration.

Taylor Schilling and Tom Wilkinson also star…

I’ve never been an early adopter where new technology is concerned – and genetic evolution / space exploration is likely no exception. Fingers crossed that this movie will be as entertaining as its quite promising trailer. I’ve been waiting for another surprise sci-fi hit ever since the excellence that was Ex Machina (2014).

Titan Release Dates: March 30th, 2018 (US); April 13th, 2018 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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HUNTER’S PRAYER (2017): New Trailer From Sam Worthington, Martin Compston, Odeya Rush…

Hunter's Prayer (2017), Sam Worthington
Hunter’s Prayer (2017), Sam Worthington

Starring Sam Worthington, Odeya Rush and Matin Compston, Hunter’s Prayer is an action / thriller about an assassin (worthington) who helps a young woman seek revenge…

I want this movie to be good. But I think my want for the film to be great is greater than my belief that it will be. As always, I want very much to be wrong.

Hunter’s Prayer Release Dates: June 9th, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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THE SHACK (2016): New Trailer From Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer, Tim McGraw…

The Shack (2016), Sam Worthington
The Shack (2016), Sam Worthington

Starring Sam Worthington, Tim McGraw, Octavia Spencer and Radha Mitchell; director Stuart Hazeldine’s The Shack tells the story of a grieving man who’s invited to meet with God…

Going by this trailer, it looks as though Spencer is playing God herself. Wanting to find out how that plays out is reason enough for me to watch.

I also definitely want to see the film’s depiction of heaven. If you’ve read the book by William P. Young on which this movie is based, I guess you already know. Otherwise you may just find yourself equally curious.

The Shack Release Dates: March 3rd, 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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HACKSAW RIDGE (2016): New Trailer From Mel Gibson Starring Andrew Garfield

Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Andrew Garfield
Hacksaw Ridge (2016), Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield is the star of Mel Gibson’s latest film, Hacksaw Ridge. Garfield plays real life WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, a man who joins the army but refuses to kill people…

I don’t know what the word is for how this trailer makes me feel but I know I’ll have to be in the right mood to sit and watch. It seems to have a kind of Forrest Gump quality but pulls even harder at the heartstrings; all of which makes me think that the end product is going to be dare I say, overly sappy.

Perhaps I’d be more intrigued had the trailer not revealed so much. All that has been left out of this trailer appears to be the presentation of the Medal of Honour. As continues to be the case, I ‘m missing the good trailers of the past that really cleverly showed you only enough and never too much.

My favourite Mel Gibson directed movie will likely always be Apocalypto (2006).

Sam Worthington, Ryan Corr, Luke Bracey, Vince Vaughn and Hugo Weaving also star.

Hacksaw Ridge Release Dates: November 4th ,2016 (US); (GER)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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LAST NIGHT (2010): You Can Be Happy And Still Be Tempted. True or False?

Last Night (2010), Keira Knightley, Guillaume Canet
Last Night (2010), Keira Knightley, Guillaume Canet

Last Night (2010), a beautifully told story and well paced drama / romance about a young, professional married couple who must confront their past and potential future whilst they spend a night apart. All this thanks to an attractive new colleague and a chance encounter with a past/ first love.

Besides the hypnotic musical score and attractive young cast, featuring the wonderfully faced Keira Knightley, Avatar’s Sam Worthington plus Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet, two things stood out for me in this film.

The first is a reminder to always trust your instincts. The second is the necessity to tread carefully in romantic entanglements – because given the choice, nobody really wants to have someone from their past that they label as ‘the one that got away’.

One more thing. Did I already mention the enchanting musical score?

Happy Last Night 🙂

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