Tag Archives: Susan Sarandon

VIPER CLUB (2018): New Trailer From Susan Sarandon, Matt Bomer, Edie Falco, Damian Young…

Viper Club (2018), Matt Bomer
Viper Club (2018), Matt Bomer

A concerned mother takes matters into her own hands following her government’s lack of concern when her son, a war correspondent is taken hostage while on assignment.

Directed by Maryam Keshavarz; Susan Saradon, Matt Bomer, Edie Falco and Damian Young star…

I’m somewhat intrigued by this because I want to know if the son makes it out alive. I’m also a tad hesitant though because of the low budget look and feel that I couldn’t help but notice.

Viper Club Release Dates: October 26th, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON (2018): A Worthy Hour & Forty Two Minutes…

Survivor’s Guide To Prison (2018), Danny Trejo
Survivor’s Guide To Prison (2018), Danny Trejo

Written / directed by Matthew Cooke, Survivor’s Guide To Prison does cover some truths I was already aware of, thanks to a few TV shows and movies I’ve seen. It also opened my eyes to new facts I hadn’t even thought about. New truths presented by and featuring people of various backgrounds who have valuable inside knowledge about how things often work from the moment you’re arrested through to prison, guilty or not.

As expected, ‘depressing’ is the word for the truth that’s presented in Survivor’s Guide To Prison. You’ll probably need some strength and faith (as I did) to make it to the hopeful bit towards the end. The bit where Cooke’s film shows us that as messed up as the system is and my goodness, it really, really is messed up – specially if you’re a person of colour and not rich; necessary change is possible and though seemingly very slow, change is happening.

When the end of the assault on my faith in humanity finally came, besides wanting change to come much, MUCH sooner, I wished that Survivor’s Guide To Prison showed more examples of organisations and people who are doing all they can to affect change. That likely would have made me feel that little bit more hopeful.

If the message wasn’t already clear, watch it because the stories are compelling and because then you’ll have the knowledge which you’ll hopefully never personally need – like insurance but better.

Happy Film Loving

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SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON (2018): New Documentary From Danny Trejo, Jesse Williams, Susan Sarandon…

Survivors Guide To Prison (2018), Jesse Williams
Survivors Guide To Prison (2018), Jesse Williams

Survivors Guide To Prison is a new documentary written / directed by  Matthew Cooke and featuring Danny Trejo, Jesse Williams, Susan Sarandon, to name just a few.

In the United States, you’re more likely to go to prison than anywhere else in the world. In the unfortunate case the worst should happen, The Survivors Guide To Prison is offering help…

I’m curious about this because I want to know what else it can teach us that movies and TV shows that are completely or partly set in prisons have not.

Patricia Arquette, Tom Morello, Danny Glover, Bhusta Rhymes, Cynthia Nixon, Ice-T and Macklemore also star.

Survivors Guide To Prison Release Dates: February 25th, 2018 (US)…

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A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS (2017): New Trailer From Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn…

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017), Kathryn Hahn, Milla Kunis, Kristen Bell
A Bad Moms Christmas (2017), Kathryn Hahn, Milla Kunis, Kristen Bell

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn are back in the sequel to Bad Moms (2016), A Bad Moms Christmas. Written / directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, this time it’s the festive season and the mothers of the Bad Moms are in town…

Truth be told, I wasn’t best pleased with the first Bad Moms (2016) movie. There were a number of things about the story that disappointed me. As such, a part of me wants to steer completely clear of this follow-up. However, there’s also a part of me that needs to know whether this sequel will be equally bad, worse or better. Let’s just say that I don’t want to give up on Mila Kunis movies just yet. I’m also a big Christine Baranski fan, so perhaps I can be sure that her character will at least put a smile on my face; at least.

Susan Sarandon Oona Laurence and Emjay Anthony also star.

A Bad Moms Christmas Release Dates: November 3rd, 2017 (US & UK)…

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THE MEDDLER (2015) Movie Review: The Thing I Liked…

The Meddler (2016), Susan Sarandon
The Meddler (2016), Susan Sarandon

Directed by Lorene Scafaria, Susan Sarandon stars as The Meddler, Marnie. An ageing widow who moves to LA where her grown up daughter (Rose Byrne) lives – in order to start a new life. Soon enough the meddling begins and I find myself feeling bad for her daughter, the one at the receiving end of the madness.

The meddling is certainly annoying but it’s not the reason for my overall negative opinion of this movie. I’m not a fan of The Meddler because I don’t think it’s particularly well executed. Though a comedy/ drama / romance, I don’t recall laughing more than once (if at all). There are a couple of potentially heartwarming mother / daughter moments and I did find myself empathising with Marnie as a woman seeking new purpose in her life after loss. But none of that proved enough save the entire movie. I also can’t say that Sarandon’s seemingly ‘ropey’ NYC accent helped matters.

The  few scenes featuring J.K. Simmons were the only real highlights for me. Still, I’m sure I’d have been happier re-watching I’ll See You In My Dreams (2015).

There’s a reason why the trailer for The Meddler is nowhere to be found on this blog. My instincts told me that ‘promising’ is not how it looked. Having now watched the movie, I’m reminded to trust my instincts more.

If you happen to love this movie, please feel free to tell me I’m crazy in the comments. Who knows, maybe I missed something. Unlikely is my guess.

Happy Film Loving

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HELL & BACK (2015): The Good Things…

Hell & Back (2015), Nick Swardson (Remy), T.J. Miller (Augie)
Hell & Back (2015), Nick Swardson (Remy), T.J. Miller (Augie)

Set in hell, Mila Kunis, Susan Sarandon, T.J. Miller and Danny McBride make up some of the cast of stop-motion animation adult comedy, Hell & Back.

I definitely smiled more than I laughed as I watched Hell & Back, which I think makes it  a mildly entertaining to quite entertaining movie. This of course isn’t the ideal reaction, but I’m glad I made it to the end.

Hell & Back (2015), Bob Odenkirk (The Devil)
Hell & Back (2015), Bob Odenkirk (The Devil)

Directed by Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman, I enjoyed the voice work and some funny moments such as all the dialogue of the character responsible for welcoming residents to hell and administering torture. I think that Augie, the one that ‘looks like he only eats dough’ is cute in a perfectly adorably cuddly way. There’s also a great joke about cat owners that I won’t spoil.

Overall, the devil, played by Bob Odenkirk is definitely my favourite character. Reason being, his voice, his dialogue and the physicality of the devil when sporting his red ‘suit.’

Tune in for a non-demanding stop-motion comedy, especially if you don’t mind plenty of expletives and adult dialogue.

Happy Film loving 🙂

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HELL & BACK (2015): New Trailer For Fun Comedy Set In Hell

Hell And Back (2015), Nick Swardson (Remy), T.J. Miller (Augie)
Hell And Back (2015), Nick Swardson (Remy), T.J. Miller (Augie)

So this looks wonderfully nuts 😀

This Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman directed fun fest is out October 2015.

The cast includes comedy favourites T.J. Miller, Danny McBride, Michael Pena, Mila Kunis, Susan Sarandon and Jennifer Coolidge.

Happy Hell & Back 🙂

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ABOUT RAY (2015) New Trailer Starring Elle Fanning & Naomi Watts In Transgender Teen Film

About Ray (2015), Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts
About Ray (2015), Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts

A timely and moving new film will be here soon and it stars the undoubtedly talented, Elle Fanning. Directed by Gaby Della, About Ray also stars Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Tate Donovan.

I’m most excited for the the guaranteed brilliant performances and I’m curious about how effectively the subject matter will be handled.

Release Date (s): December 31st , 2015 (US)…

Happy About Ray 🙂

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