In Kin, a recently released ex-con and his teenage brother are forced to go on the run from a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers. And their only protection is a weapon of mysterious origin.
Written / directed by Josh Baker andJonathan Baker; Zoë Kravitz, Myles Truitt, Jack Reynor, Denis Quaid and James Franco star…
I’m in in because it looks different, this is a good trailer and I’m partial to good stories about siblinghood.
A personal assistant to a Hollywood starlet must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth, and celebrity after a heinous crime tests her relationship with her boss. Written / directed by Aaaron Katz, the film’s stars include Zoe Kravitz, Lola Kirke, John Cho and Ricki Lake…
I’m not generally a fan of trailers that last longer than 90 seconds. However, I found myself so drawn in by everything happening in this one that I didn’t notice the near two and a half minute run time. At this point I just really want to know what happened. It kind of makes me think of the shadiest of shady friendships that I was most recently exposed to in Always Shine (2015).
Scarlett Johansson, Zoë Kravitz and Kate McKinnon have a new Lucia Aniello directed comedy. The story centres around what happens at a bachelorette weekend getaway after one of the attendees ends up dead…
I thinks it’s going to take something pretty special to experience a bachelor / bachelorette getaway movie that’s good enough to come close to the likes of The Hangover (2009) and Bridesmaids (2011). I’m happy to entertain those that try though, as long as the trailers don’t look absolutely terrible. So far for 2017, we have Girls Trip and now, Rough Night. I’m so far, not particularly over-excited about either option, but I am willing to be pleasantly surprised.
I haven’t watched a single film in The Divergent Series. It’s likely that I won’t any time soon but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the execution of their latest trailer for Allegiant, the last instalment…
The music (a remix of ‘Tris’ by Ellie Golding) combined with the minimal dialogue and imagery is quite the audio visual experience.
Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons play the three main characters of rick Famuyiwa’s letest, Dope. Blake Anderson, Kimberly Elise, rapper, A$ap Rocky, Zoe Kravitz and De’aundre Bonds make up some of the key supporting cast.
I’ve watched several of writer/ director Rick Famuyiwa’s films in the past. One of them being The Wood (1999); a movie similar to Dope in the way that it’s a comedy/ drama that tells the story of high school friends growing up in one of America’s toughest neighbourhoods, Inglewood, California.
The beauty with Dope is in the complexity and cleverness of the story, the vibrant cinematography and the way Famuyiwa’s film feels like a celebration of the smarts of the high school geek.
Considering where the film takes place, naturally there are some tense and hair raising moments. Moments that will have everyone that has never lived in a similar neighbourhood counting their lucky stars.
The good news is that Dope manages to remain positive and an authentic and fun film experience. One that steers clear of becoming far too grim.
Yes, you’ll probably feel grateful as you watch, but what you’ll remember most are the colours, the funny and clever script, the positive / uplifting music and the seldom celebrated smarts of the geek.