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THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE (2019): New Trailer From Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko, Stellan Skarsgård…

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018), Adam Driver, Alacran Pictures

Directed by Terry Gilliam, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote is an adventure / comedy / drama starring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko and Stellan Skarsgård.

At the centre of the story is Toby (Driver), a disillusioned advertising executive who’s pulled into a world of time jumping fantasy when he’s mistaken someone else. Gradually Toby becomes unable to tell dreams from reality…

I’d say that peculiar is the right word for this trailer. I’m interested because of the hints of humour, the cast and because I want to find out whether by the end, I’ll actually want Don Quixote killed. Perhaps I’ll find him charming.

Joana Ribeiro, Jorge Calvo, Bruno Sevilla and Jordi Mollà also star.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote Release Dates: April 19th, 2019 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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OUR KIND OF TRAITOR (2016): New Trailer From Damian Lewis, Naomie Harris & Ewan McGregor. What Do You Think?

Our Kind Of Traitor (2016), Damian Lewis
Our Kind Of Traitor (2016), Damian Lewis

Today’s trailer stars Damian Lewis, Stellan Skarsgård, Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris, all reasonably reliable names when it comes to how good a film is likely to be…

Quite unexpectedly though, after watching this preview, the question that’s lingering in my mind is why it is that I’m not currently filled with complete confidence about how good this movie is likely to be. The answer, I think, is in a combination of things. There’s the general look and feel which isn’t particularly cinematic. I’d hoped for more in terms of the music choice, sound, dialogue – its delivery and the trailer’s general execution in terms of how gripped I am by what I’m seeing. Especially considering the fact that Our Kind of Traitor is a thriller based on a best selling book by the author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011).

Our Kind Of Traitor  (2016), Naomie Harris, Ewan McGregor
Our Kind Of Traitor (2016), Naomie Harris, Ewan McGregor

I’d love to be wrong here because I want to believe that the editor has simply made some – in my opinion, questionable choices; which would then mean that the finished product and perhaps a later version of the trailer will be better. I’d much rather that be true than the idea that this movie is most likely not very good. Please let me be wrong. I want to be wrong! It’s just that I wasn’t wrong when it came to Burnt (2015)

Our Kind Of Traitor Release Dates: May 6th 2016 (UK)…

Let me know in the comments if you think I’m being crazy and that this Our Kind of Traitor trailer is actually very good.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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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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