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VELVET BUZZSAW (2019): The Things I Liked…

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), Jake Gyllenhaal
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), Jake Gyllenhaal

I had a good time watching writer / director Dan Gilroy’s latest movie, Velvet Buzzsaw. The fact that it’s set in sunny Miami Beach, Florida only has a little something to do with it.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, Zawe Ashton, Toni Collette and Billy Magnussen, Velvet Buzzsaw is a comedy / crime / fantasy movie about a group of art lovers who become revenge targets for a supernatural force. The catalyst for the vengeance being, the art lovers helped themselves to pieces of art they really shouldn’t have.

I immediately liked the early scenes where the different characters along with all their various motivations are established. Nevertheless, I did watch these scenes while somewhat impatiently waiting for the vengeance to begin. The true extent of my impatience didn’t really reveal itself until after the very first bit of rather thrilling revenge is enacted. Reason being, some of the scenes after that point weren’t always especially engaging. 

Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), Zawe Ashton
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019), Zawe Ashton

For me personally, thanks to my favourite characters in the movie, the ones played by Gyllenhaal, Ashton and Natalia Dyer, I feel like Velvet Buzzsaw had enough to make the nearly two hours I spent watching the movie worthwhile. I mean, I wouldn’t say it’s quite as good as Nightcrawler (2014)my favourite Gyllenhaal and Gilroy collaboration, but it does have some standout moments that I won’t soon forget. Especially in regards to the creative ways revenge is enacted upon the greedy art lovers. There’s also the moments of gorgeous cinematography and rich, vibrant colours. 

Another good movie that came to mind as I watched Velvet Buzzsaw is Final Destination (2000), a horror / thriller that did a very memorable job of thrilling and shocking its audience because of the very well executed death sequences – something Velvet Buzzsaw doesn’t do too badly at either.

Watch it if you’re so curious. Other reasons include the ‘funny’ replacement personal assistant, the chance to see Gyllenhaal really having fun in this role. Last but not least, watch it and be surprised by how much you actually enjoy the very last ‘piece of art’ shown in this movie. I know I did. I really could have looked at it for a while, if I were less busy.

Happy Film Loving 

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WANDERLUST (2018): New Trailer From Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh, Zawe Ashton, Joe Hurst…

Wanderlust (2018) Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh
Wanderlust (2018) Toni Collette, Steven Mackintosh

Starring Toni Collette and Steven Mackintosh, Wanderlust is the story of a therapist whose trying to save her marriage in an unexpected way…

I want to give this a chance for the humour and awkwardness of the interactions between the characters.

Wanderlust Release Dates: September 4th, 2018 (UK); October 19th 2018 (US)…

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BIRTHMARKED (2018): New Trailer From Toni Collette, Matthew Goode…

Birthmarked (2018), Toni Collette
Birthmarked (2018), Toni Collette

For those who believe in the ultimate power of nurture over nature and for those who don’t, Birthmarked – Toni Collette and Matthew Goode’s latest Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais directed comedy sure sounds like fun.

Collette and Goode play two scientists who choose to raise 3 children contrarily to their genetic tendencies, all for the purpose of proving  the  power of nurture over nature…

I kind of think that raising kids at all is an experiment whether parents like it or not. It’s just that not everyone’s parents are scientists unlike the parents in this trailer.

I’m so ready for the seemingly kooky madness and of course the results. I definitely want the results!

Michael Smiley, Tyrone Benskin, Suzanne Clément and Fionnula Flanagan also star.

Birthmarked Release Dates: Mar 30th, 2018 (US)…

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HEREDITARY (2018): New Trailer From Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro…

Hereditary (2018), Toni Collette
Hereditary (2018), Toni Collette

A family starts to unravel following the death of their reclusive grandmother. Even after she’s gone, the matriarch still casts a dark shadow, especially over her loner teenage granddaughter, Charlie.

Written / directed by Ari Aster, Toni Collette stars as the mother who’s forced to explore a darker realm in order to escape the unfortunate fate her family have inherited. Other key cast includes Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro…

A goo looking trailer that didn’t scare me too much; I happen to like that in a scary movie FingerS crossed that sleep will still be my friend post viewing.

Hereditary Release Dates: June 8th , 2018 (US)…

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UNLOCKED (2017): New Trailer From Orlando Bloom, Noomi Rapace, Toni Collette …

 

Unlocked (2017), Orlando Bloom
Unlocked (2017), Orlando Bloom

Noomi Rapace, Orlando Bloom and Toni Collette are just two of the stars of new Michael Apted directed action / thriller Unlocked. Set in London, England, Rapace plays a CIA interrogator lured into a ruse that could lead to a London based biological attack…

I find myself quite happy to see Orlando Bloom in this movie because it looks as though he’ll be playing a different character compared to the roles we’ve come to expect. Also Rapace as an action star… Promising is how the above video thumbnail looks. Fingers crossed the end result is good. It must be right? I mean, John Malkovich and  Michael Douglas are involved.

Unlocked Release Dates: May 5th 2017 (UK)…

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JASPER JONES (2017): New Trailer From Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice…

Jasper Jones (2016), Levi Miller, Toni Collette.png

Jasper Jones is a coming of age mystery / thriller about what it really is to be courageous. Starring Toni Collettte, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller and Angourie Rice, a 14 year old boy embarks on a journey to find the true killer of a young local girl and prove his friend’s innocence…

Directed by Rachel Perkins, Jasper Jones is based on the best selling Novel by Craig Silvey and I want to see it because it looks good and rightly or wrongly, this trailer kind of reminds me of  To Kill A Mockingbird (1962).

Aaron L. McGrath and Matt Nable also star

Jasper Jones Release Dates: 2017 (AUS)…

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