Tag Archives: Toby Jones

ZOO (2017): New Trailer Starring Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton, Ian McElhinney…

Zoo (2018), Art Parkinson
Zoo (2018), Art Parkinson

During the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941, young Tom and his misfit friends fought to save ‘Buster’ a baby elephant at Belfast Zoo.

Written and directed by Colin McIvor, Zoo is based on a true story and stars Art Parkinson, Toby Jones, Penelope Wilton, Ian McElhinney…

This one is for big elephant (my favourite grey creature) fans. I also really want to know which of the elephants in this movie are CGI, if not all.

Zoo Release Dates: June 29th, 2018 (UK & Ireland)…

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ATOMIC BLONDE (2017): New Trailer Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella…

Atomic Blonde (2017), Charlize Theron, James McAvoy
Atomic Blonde (2017), Charlize Theron, James McAvoy

Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella and directed by David Leitch, Atomic Blonde is all about an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War. The mission is to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents…

I like how the plot for this movie reads. It somehow brings to mind ideas of a female James Bond character. How exciting! As a big ‘Lady Theron’ fan, I very much look forward to watching her administer a tonne of serious ass-kicking. Ass kicking so good that this trailer already has me desperate to place Atomic Blonde next to Casino Royale (2006) in my list of  favourite action thrillers. Well done, trailer maker!

Atomic Blonde Release Dates: July 28th, 2017 (US), August 11th, 2017 (UK)…

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TALE OF TALES (2015): The Things I Liked…

Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek
Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek

Based on the celebrated fairytales of Giambattista Basile and directed by Matteo Garrone, Tale Of Tales which stars Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and  Toby Jones is the story of three neighbouring castles and the troubled rulers within.

Not long after Tale Of Tales began, I found myself wanting some of the players in the movie to meet and be connected somehow. Reason being, in my mind that’s at least one option that could have increased the chance of an overall more satisfying film experience.

I’m still not convinced that Tale Of Tales needed to be more than two hours long. A tighter edit and perhaps two tales instead of three would have allowed for some of the gaps in the story to be filled in a more satisfying way.

Tale Of Tales (2015), Stacy Martin, Vincent Cassel
Tale Of Tales (2015), Stacy Martin, Vincent Cassel

Salma Hayek’s performance as the jealous Queen of Longtrellis is the one I enjoyed most. That, along with the films other highlights including the cinematography, makeup and costumes.

The most exciting part of the whole movie, for me at least began at the point that the princess found hope when there was none.

By the end of Tale Of Tales, I knew one thing for sure and that is that I don’t completely get it. The story of the jealous queen I understand, the story of the mad king and his daughter is relatively straight forward enough. But that of the nymphomaniac king and the two wrinkly sisters? I understand the sister dynamic and a lustful king but everything could have been woven together in a more satisfying way.

Watch Tale Of Tales if you must. I was compelled because of the costumes, cinematography and Salma Hayek.

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ANTHROPOID (2016): New Trailer Starring Cillian Murphy & Jamie Dornan

Anthropoid (2016), Cillian Murphy
Anthropoid (2016), Cillian Murphy

Set in WII, Anthropoid, Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan’s new movie is based on the true story of the mission to assassinate one of Adolf Hitler’s generals, Reinhard Heydrich…

The trailer is good so I’m intrigued. But watching? That will happen because of Cillian Murphy. I’d also like to see Jamie Dornan in something good.

Toby Jones, Charlotte Le Bon and Anna Geislerová also feature.

Anthropoid Release Dates: August 12th, 2016 (US)…

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TALE OF TALES (2015): New Trailer From Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly & Vincent Cassel

Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek
Tale Of Tales (2015), Salma Hayek

Starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly and Vincent Cassel, I like the look of todays trailer, Tale of Tales because it reminds me a little of Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak (2015).

Directed by Matteo Garrone, Tale of Tales is a combination of three stories set in neighbouring kingdoms. One of the kingdoms is ruled by a queen with deadly jealousy in her heart…

Also starring Toby Jones and Shirley Henderson, in addition to the costumes and the promise of kings and queens grossly abusing their power, I’m also looking forward to the ogres, fairies,sorcerers, strange animals and fearsome monsters.

Tale Of Tales Release dates: April 22nd (US); July 1st, 2016 (UK)…

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THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (2015): New Trailer Starring Jeremy Irons & Dev Patel

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons

Written and directed by Matt Brown, The Man Who Knew Infinity is the true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar, a self taught mathematician from India who helped take mathematics to where it is today…

I feel like I already know the full story – following this ‘so-called trailer’, However, I’ll still be tuning in because I enjoy movies about people who have achieved great things. I also like stories of  beautiful friendships, such as the one between Iyengar and his mentor, British mathematician, G.H. Hardy.

It really helps that the filmaking team involved just happens to be very promising. To name just a few,  Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel and Toby Jones.

The Man Who Knew Infinity Release Dates: April 8th, 2016 (UK); April 29th, 2016 (US)…

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DAD’S ARMY (2016): Great British Humour in New Trailer Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones & Bill Nighy

Dad's Army (2016), Catherine Zeta-Jones
Dad’s Army (2016), Catherine Zeta-Jones

A film version of classic British sitcom, Dad’s Army has been made and the following teaser of a trailer looks promising…

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 2

Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones,  Bill Nighy, Toby Jones and Michael Gambon, I have a feeling that the magic of the TV series will remain intact.

Dad’s Army Release Date (s): February 5th, 2016 (US & UK)…

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