Movie & TV News (#5)

The latest news, not SDCC ‘17 related

Doctor Who #13

The new doctor has been revealed and she’s a woman! I couldn’t be more excited about it. I watched the announcement video the moment I saw it on my Facebook feed and looked in anticipation to see who will take over the torch of this iconic character next.

From the moment the hand opened, I gasped, because even though I felt it was woman, my mind told me this couldn’t be true. There were already rumours that they maybe for the first time ever would make the doctor a woman, but I also thought that they wouldn’t do this right now. But oh my god they did, and it’s Jodie Whittaker who will take over the role. She is an amazing actress and has put down an amazing performance in Broadchurch and I can’t wait to see how she’ll give her twist to the Doctor.

Disney’s Aladdin has been cast

D23 has revealed many things this past weekend, next to new poster for the Star Wars movie, the news that came that was most interesting to me, is the casting of the live action movie of Aladdin. I’m a huge fan of the animated movie, and after the successful adaptation of Cinderella and Beauty & The Beast, I’m eagerly waiting to see how they’ll adapt this one.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/movies/a10312219/disney-live-action-aladdin-cast/

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The movie will be directed by Guy Ritchie. Best known for Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and his latest King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, his films are always beautiful action scenes with funny characters that give us a bit of a breather. Will Smith has been previously revealed as Genie. Unfortunately, this is a choice I’m not so happy with. But maybe this is because in my mind Genie will always be Robin Williams. Mena Massoud has been cast as Aladdin. I haven’t seen him act before, so that’ll be an interesting one as I don’t know how he’ll be, but he looks like Aladdin, so that’s a plus. Ending with the casting of Jasmine, we have Naomi Scott. She acted in Lemonade Mouth and Terra Nova, where I liked her okay-ish. Her latest big role was as the Pink Power Ranger in the 2017 remake. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this one, as I’m not blown away by her skills, but I’m willing to give her a chance.

As we’re just getting casting news and other little snippets here and there, we can’t expect the movie within the year. I do look forward to seeing the trailer and the first pictures, just to get a feel of how this movie will turn out. I’m especially excited to see how they will portray Genie and how Naomi and Mena look in their costumes. A story to be continued…

First Teaser for Mother

To say that I’m excited to see the latest movie by Darren Aronofsky, is an understatement. After Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, he put himself on the map as one of the most edgy directors out there and one who likes to push the limits of cinema and of his public. His choice to work with Jennifer Lawrence and to put her across Javier Bardem and Michelle Pfeiffer, shows his skills and with this crazy teaser, you can be sure he’s going to go all out and push his actors to his limits.

The teaser focusses on Jennifer Lawrence, but gives us flashes of what we can expect. With the sounds and the quotes in the background we get a first look on what the story will be about. And with a lot of screaming and flashing images, you can be sure that this movie will be crazy. August 8th we will have the full trailer. Keep an eye out for my trailer review in one of my next posts.  

First look at Domino (Deadpool 2)

Give it to Ryan Reynolds to give us an awesome first look at Domino from the upcoming Deadpool movie. You can see the picture on his Twitter.

https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds/status/892049064858075136/photo/1

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Off course the tweet itself is hilarious, as is always the case with Ryan Reynolds/Deadpool. Honestly, they can’t be kept apart anymore. Ryan Reynolds is deadpool. So it’s so fun when he releases such snippets. And I mean, look at her! She’s gorgeous. Her hair is wild. She looks fierce, and on top of it all and she seems like she doesn’t care. It’s going to be amazing to see her opposite Deadpool. I can’t wait.


What do you think? Which of these news are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below.

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Movie News – New Poster Alert

There’s a new poster for the latest movie with Jennifer Lawrence.

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by Darren Aronosky

Centers on a couple whose relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.’ (IMDb)

The combination of Darren Aronosfky with Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domnhall Gleeson, Kristen Wiig… This seems like such an amazing cast and under the direction by Darren Aronofsky, this movie just can’t be anything other than great.  

The poster is eerie looking, with a drawn Maria-like Jennifer Lawrence holding out her heart. The colours, the greenery, the flowers. It all seems so strange and yet totally mesmerizing.

The storyline doesn’t tell us much and gives me more the feeling that this is just a regular story, but I can’t wait to see the first trailer for this as to see what this story actually is about. 

Are you excited? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Movie Review – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

by Francis Lawrence

by Francis Lawrence

‘Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.’ (IMDb) (by Francis Lawrence, 123 min.)

I wan’t really impressed by this movie. I must say that this wasn’t my favorite book either. The entire first part of the book was just so uneventful and a lot of talking, what this movie also was. The few bits of action we get to see are such a small part of the story that the rest is just so long.

We get to see how they try to turn Katniss in the image of the revolution, of which she wants no part. We get to see a part of her that we didn’t see before. For the first time in the movies she didn’t have to fight in the games, but she is stuck in a foreign place with people she doesn’t know.

I have the feeling that this entire movie was just a build-up for something bigger, that we didn’t see yet. I’m certain that the next movie will be full of action again and more like we know of the Hunger Games.

3,5 out of 5 stars… I didn’t love it, but it was still an interesting story.