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.
Less than ten words are said in the following trailer and I’m already quite sure it’s my favourite of the week if not month.
Starring Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Isild Besco and Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin, My King is the story of the tumultuous relationship between two lovers as remembered by Tony who is recovering at a rehabilitation centre…
What excellent editing and trailer music. I’m ready to get lost in this crazy, wonderful, passionate love story.
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.
For those in love with love, I think today’s trailer might be for you. Rio, I Love You is a series of short films set in the sunny Brazilian city and brought to us by numerous talented directors including Paolo Sorrentino, John Turturro and Guillermo Arriaga…
You don’t have to be completely in love with love, or even in love with Rio, for Rio, I love You to intrigue you. You just have to want to know more about the characters presented in the this rather energising trailer. I for one, find myself very curious indeed. Thanks to the editing, music and snippets of the stories in love’s various stages and forms.
Rodrigo Santoro, Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel, Ryan Kwanten and John Turturro are some of the key cast.
The new Jason Bourne movie trailer starring Matt Damon is here and it looks good…
I never did get round to watching the version of the franchise that starred Jeremy Renner, The Bourne Legacy (2012). I mean, I am a Renner fan but Damon just makes it look more exciting somehow. Perhaps it’s similar to the way I know that Sean Connery makes a good James Bond, but Daniel Craig is my ultimate.
Child 44 is a Stalin-era Soviet Union crime thriller directed by Daniel Espinosa.
Based on Tom Rob Smith’s best-selling book of the same name; Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Noomi Rapace, Vincent Cassel and Joel Kinnaman are the stars.
My main motivation for watching the movie isn’t reading the book because I haven’t, but the intriguing story, particularly Hardy’s role as a determined investigator of a series of gruesome child murders. Murders that are taking place during a time when the powers that be refuse to admit that murder is even a real thing.
I wanted Child 44 to be as thrilling as the trailer hinted, however, I did find myself wishing for a quicker pace, a shorter film, less distracting accents and an overall better / more thrilling execution.
All the lacking elements aside, Hardy’s performance is good and one of my favourite things about the film. The other is the ending and the tension filled scene on the moving train.
You may be compelled to watch Child 44 because you’ve read the book and/ or you’re a Tom Hardy fan who wants to see how he was able to deliver a notable physical and emotional performance, in spite of the questionable Russian accents. To that I say, follow your curiosity. I did and I have no regrets, I just simply wish that the general result had been better.