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CHAOS WALKING (2021): New Trailer From Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen, Nick Jonas…

Chaos Walking (2021), Daisy Ridley, Lionsgate Films
Chaos Walking (2021), Daisy Ridley, Lionsgate Films

Tom Holland, Mads Mikkelsen Daisy Ridley and Nick Jonas’s latest adventure/sci-fi movie is Chaos Walking.

Directed by Doug Liman; the story is set in a dystopian world where there are no women and all living creatures can hear each others’ thoughts in a stream of images, words, and sounds called Noise.

Additional key cast includes David Oyelowo, Kurt Sutter and Cynthia Erivo.

It seems that the trend for movies where women are scarce is here to stay. As a lady myself, I’m not quite sure how to feel about that. Nevertheless, I do want to see where this plot takes us.

What I know for sure is this, I wouldn’t be glad about being the only woman left.

Demián Bichir, Óscar Jaenada, Bethany Anne Lind, Olunike Adeliyi, Mylène Dinh-Robic, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos and Tara Nicodemo also star.

Chaos Walking Release Dates: January 22nd, 2021 (US & UK)…

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THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME (2020): The Things I Liked…

The Devil All The Time (2020): Tom Holland, Netflix
The Devil All The Time (2020): Tom Holland, Netflix

The Devil All the Time, director Antonio Campos’s drama/thriller about sinister characters in postwar Southern Ohio is a film I found adequately entertaining.

Tom Holland’s performance as Arvin, a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a place teeming with corruption and brutality is one of the film’s highlights. Bill Skarsgård’s performance earlier in the film is another bright spot.

The most memorable moment of all has to be when Arvin gets picked up while hitchhiking for the first time. The tension in the car is masterfully executed, to say the least. Other small favourite highlights include one of the town names ‘Knockemstiff’ and Sebastian Stan’s character’s delivery of the line: ‘Some people were born just so they could be buried.’

Thematically, The Devil All the Time is a tad too dark for what I like to watch these days. Yet, on the other hand, what did I expect exactly, with a title like that? Perhaps that will teach me to choose to watch a movie mainly for the talented cast rather than prioritising the story.

Overall, I may not have found the story edit of Campos’s film to be as masterful as my favourite movie featuring various characters that all end up cleverly connected (Magnolia (1999), but I liked the way this film revealed some of the key connections.

If you don’t mind dark tales, then you’ll likely have an even better time than I did with The Devil All the Time. Give Campos’s film a chance if you’re curious. I doubt I’ll watch it again, but I’ll always have my favourite moments to fondly remember.

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THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME (2020): New Trailer From Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Bill Skarsgård…

The Devil All The Time (2020), Robert Pattinson, Netflix
The Devil All The Time (2020), Robert Pattinson, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of The Devil All the Time (2020).


Directed and co-written by  Antonio Campos, The Devil All The Time is a new drama/thriller starring Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan and Bill Skarsgård.

Set in the 1960s after World War II in Southern Ohio; compelling, bizarre, and mentally disturbed people suffer from the war’s psychological damages.

I’m in for the incredibly creepy character played by Pattinson, the intriguing premise and the fact that this trailer looks very promising indeed.

Harry Melling, Haley Bennett, Riley Keogh, Eliza Scanlen, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, Douglas Hodge, and Abby Glover also star.

The Devil All The Time Release Dates: September 16th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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ONWARD (2020): The Things I Liked…

Onward (2019), Disney Pixar
Onward (2019), Disney Pixar

Onward is a movie with a beautiful big brother / little brother relationship at its heart. And this relationship is my favourite thing about the latest Disney Pixar animated adventure starring Chris pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Octavia Spencer.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, two teenage elf brothers set off on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there. A quest that neither could do without the other. 

In terms of how much I enjoyed the story, I think Onward is OK. I wanted to have been more engrossed with it all but there wasn’t enough newness to it, theme wise. There wasn’t necessarily much animated cuteness either butI l doubt I’d have noticed that if I’d loved the way the story played from beginning to end. It’s really the last third of director Dan Scanlon’s film that I enjoyed most. Before then, I was more than a little impatient for the results of the film’s central magic spell to manifest.

Other things I enjoyed about Onward include the fullness of Holland’s character Ian’s blue hair and what Scanlon’s film has to say about belief in general – but especially self belief and confidence.

As far as animated movies about sibling relationships go, particularly the big brother / little brother dynamic, my favourite will probably always be Big Hero 6 (2014).

Watch Onward because it’s not bad and perhaps you’ll find even more to love than I did. 

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DOLITTLE (2020): New Official Trailer Starring Robert Downey Jr., Kumail Nanjiani, Tom holland, Antonio Banderas…

Dolittle (2020), Robert Downey Jr, Universal Pictures
Dolittle (2020), Robert Downey Jr, Universal Pictures

Dolittle, the Stephen Gaghan directed fantasy / comedy about a physician (Robert Downey Jr.) who discovers he can to talk to animals has a brand new trailer.

Additional key cast includes Kumail Nanjiani, Tom Holland, Antonio Banderas…

Perhaps it’s the music. Maybe it’s Downey Jr. Wait! it’s got to be the animals, right?

What am I saying? Clearly it’s all three things that made me strangely emotional as I watched this trailer. Looking forward to being moved and seeing how different things might be if we really could talk with animals.

Also, I’m definitely really looking forward to Nanjiani as the ostrich.

Emma Thompson, Marion Cotillard, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Sheen, Jessie Buckley, Selena Gomez, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, and John Cena also star.

Dolittle Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US); February 7th, 2020 (UK)…

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DOLITTLE (2020): New Trailer From Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Michael Sheen, Marion Cotillard…

Dolittle (2020), Robert Downey Jr, Universal Pictures
Dolittle (2020), Robert Downey Jr, Universal Pictures

New Fantasy / comedy Dolittle stars Robert Downey Jr, Tom Holland, Michael Sheen and Marion Cotillard in a retelling of the Doctor little story.

A Stephen Gaghan directed tale about a physician who discovers that he can talk to animals and based on a character created by Hugh Lofting…

The animals and Downey Jr’s talents are why I’m interested – and naturally, I’ll of course be comparing this to the 1998 version starring Eddie Murphy.

Antonio Banderas, Kumail Nanjiani, Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Jessie Buckley, Selena Gomez, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, and John Cena also star.

Dolittle Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US); February 7th, 2020 (UK)…

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ONWARD (2020): New Trailer From Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus…

Onward (2019), Disney Pixar
Onward (2019), Disney Pixar

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Onward (2020).


From writer / director Dan Scanlon, Onward is a new Disney Pixar animated adventure starring Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Octavia Spencer, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Set in a suburban fantasy world, Onward is about two teenage elf brothers who embark on a quest to discover if there is still magic out there…

The two moons at 01:33 into this trailer have me intrigued; the same with the idea of usually majestic unicorns as ‘vermin.’

I can’t wait to see how this story about a world of imaginary creatures such as pixies, mermaids, gnomes, unicorns and pet dragons actually unfolds.

Onward Release Dates: March 6th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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SPIDER-MAN – FAR FROM HOME (2019): New Trailer From Zendaya, Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal…

Spider-Man - Far From Home (2019), Jake Gyllenhaal
Spider-Man – Far From Home (2019), Jake Gyllenhaal

Starring Zendaya, Tom Holland, Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man – Far From Home has Peter Parker and his friends in Europe on summer vacation. Then villain Mysterio shows up and disrupts everything…

Is it wrong that my favourite thing about this new trailer is seeing Jake Gyllenhaal as Quentin Beck / Mysterio? ‘Not at all’ is the correct answer, because Gyllenhaal is fantastic.

Numan Acar, J.B. Smoove, Michael Keatom, Marissa Tomei, Hemky Madera and Jacob Batalon also star.

Spider-Man – Far From Home Release Dates: July 5th, 2019 (US)…

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