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WAR MACHINE (2017): New Trailer Starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Will Poulter…

War Machine (2017), Brad Pitt
War Machine (2017), Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton and Will Poulter’s latest movie, War Machine is a satire of America’s war with Afghanistan. Directed by David Michôd, the comedy/ drama focuses on the people running the war campaign…

I can’t wait to see this movie. Following the trailer for Bright (2017) starring Will Smith and Okja (2017) with Jake Gyllenhaal, War Machine is the third trailer in three days for a movie starring a Hollywood A-lister, that’s due to be released exclusively on Netflix. Interesting times indeed.

On another note, I kind of already inherently knew this but my goodness Brad Pitt is easy to watch. I guess it’s called charisma… among other things.

Emory Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy and Anthony Michael Hall also star.

War Machine Release Dates: May 26th, 2017, (UK); 2017 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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TRUTH (2015): For Blanchett’s Performance…

Truth (2015), Cate Blanchett
Truth (2015), Cate Blanchett

TV news producer Mary Mapes, news anchor Dan Rather and the events that led to very harsh scrutiny, especially aimed at Mapes (Cate Blanchett) is what Truth is about. It is also a movie worth seeing especially for Cate Blanchett fans.

Directed by James Vanderbilt, I appreciate Truth as a film that features a few good people  who make decisions based on factors including how easy it will be to live with themselves afterwards. I enjoyed the dialogue towards the end, especially since I want to believe that I would perform as well as Mapes – should I ever find myself in a similar high pressure predicament.

I watched Truth because I knew it would be worth it for Blanchett’s performance alone -and it is. By the end I was also happy to learn a few hard truths about the world of news journalism.

John Benjamin Hickey’s portrayal of a dedicated, thoughtful and unflinchingly supportive husband is another personal highlight. I always love such stories of great friendships. Joy (2015) comes to mind as a recent example that features a great friend played by Dascha Polanco.

Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, David Lyons,Stacy Keach and Elisabeth Moss are all good in their roles of course, but watch it for the main performance. I’ve seen Blanchett in many films and picking a favourite still proves impossible.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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TRUTH (2015): New Trailer From Cate Blanchett & Robert Redford

Truth (2015), Cate Blanchett
Truth (2015), Cate Blanchett

Truth is the latest from Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford and first time director James Vanderbilt…

Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid and Elizabeth Moss also star in this ‘based on a true story’ newsroom drama about the harshly criticised 60 minute report handled by Mary Mapes (Blanchett), and Dan Rather (Redford).

Release date (s): October 16th 2015.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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AMERICAN ULTRA (2015): Chaotic & Fun Adventure Ahead

American Ultra (2015), Kristen Stewart, Jessie Eisenberg
American Ultra (2015), Kristen Stewart, Jessie Eisenberg

I’m hoping that  Kristen Stewart and Jessie Eisenberg’s new film, American Ultra ends up delivering all the thrills suggested in it’s fun looking mad and chaotic trailer.

Directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X (2012), the film appears to be one of those stoner comedy / adventure movie types; kind of like one of my favourites, Pineapple Express (2008) – how great that would be.

I’m looking forward to seeing both Stewart and Eisenberg in different types of roles than I’m used to. However I might just be more excited about the characters played by John Leguizamo, Topher Grace and Connie Britton.

Happy American Ultra 🙂

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INTERSTELLAR (2014): As Expected, Christopher Nolan Did It Again… It’s Good

Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey
Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey

I finally did it. I watched Interstellar!

The nearly three hour running time is part of the reason why I hadn’t yet, plus, I believe it important to be in the right mood for a particular type of film before watching.

Anyway…

From Christopher Nolan, the director who brought us the hugely successful Inception (2010) and the recent Batman trilogy, the cast for Interstellar includes Matthew McConaughey, Ann Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, to name just a few.

Nolan has once more delivered a memorable film. One that features some stunning space imagery, a handful of nail biting/ tense moments – and at the heart, a powerful and extraordinary father/ daughter love story.

Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy
Interstellar (2014) Matthew McConaughey, Mackenzie Foy

If you happen to be into astronomy and science, you’ll likely love this film even more, because it covers space exploration for the purpose of saving human kind from extinction – and it’s not afraid to dive into the science.

Like Inception (2010), Interstellar deals with a few non-simplistic concepts and therefore requires your full attention. I think I managed to keep up quite well, even though science isn’t my subject. That said, please be so kind as to not test me!

Happy Interstellar 🙂

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