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!
Based on the celebrated fairytales of Giambattista Basile and directed by Matteo Garrone,Tale Of Taleswhich 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.
Salma Hayek’s performance as the jealous Queen of Longtrellis is the one I enjoyed most. I also appreciated the cinematography, makeup and of course, the 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 this: 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 definitely 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.
Starring Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly and Vincent Cassel, I like the look of todays trailer, Tale of Tales. I like it because it reminds me a little of Guillermo del Toro’s CrimsonPeak (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 looking forward to the ogres, fairies, sorcerers, strange animals and fearsome monsters.
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.