New Trailer Reviews (#11)

Wind River

Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen reunite

This seems like an amazing thriller, where you’ll be sitting at the edge of your seat for the entire movie. Putting this movie in sdsd, they have the opportunity to use the harsh living conditions and the surrounding nature, to increase the tension and the action. From the different reviews showed in the trailer and the different I’ve read online, this seems a thriller like none other and one that is truly special. Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen have this connection on screen that will surely help the movie and the story develop. This is one that I’m asap going to put on my ‘to watch’-list.

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women

The story behind the comics

First we get the Origin story of Wonder Woman (and the first solo female superhero movie), and now we get a behind the scenes look at the lives of the her writer. And it’s an unconventional one. There has always been rumors and different facts that have been circulating about Mr. Marston and his polyamorous relationship with his wife and a former student. Both had a huge impact on the creation of Wonder Woman and on her feminist background. Another really interesting movie and one I definitely want to watch. The entire story is just so interesting to me and I hope to get a glimpse in how Wonder Woman was created.

Only the Brave

Story of Survival & Friendship

At first glance, when the trailer starts, I had the feeling that this would be yet another thriller, survival, disaster movie, but while the trailer continues, the story shifts. They focus on the story of these guys, this band of brothers you can say, who want to help, who train, who get through so much, each for their own reasons, but at the end of the day, to survive, to help and to save their town and their loved ones. Pulling the story more towards the human stories and their backgrounds, away from the pure disaster movie, it makes it so much more interesting. Definitely a must-watch for me.

The Shape of Water

The newest from Guillermo Del Toro

This seems like such an interesting story like none I have seen before. And such a story in the hands of Guillermo Del Toro, always gives us a really beautiful, yet gripping, sometimes frightening movie. It has his specific style through and through. And from the beauty of the images and the combination with the music from Alexandre Desplat, you can be sure that it will enthrall and mesmerize you. This is another movie I have been eagerly waiting for and I can’t wait until it drops in cinemas.

The Snowman

The Snowman is coming for you

What is it with movies with crazy psychopath killers. This is the second on in this list. Here we get one that is obsessed with the snow and calls himself The Snowman. Now, it does seem a little bit different and I’m quite looking forward to see how Michael Fassbender will be in this movie, but I’m not quite sure I’m going to see this one in cinemas. I’ll probably pick it up when it’s in stores to see it at home.

What do you think? Are any of these films on your watchlist? And which ones will you be seeing in cinemas?

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Movie & TV News (#4)

Three of the latest news fresh out of Movieland I’m most excited about

 

Stranger Things

News_03This is another series that just got a new release date and a new poster! I haven’t had the chance to watch this one yet. I know, I know… no excuses, but I just didn’t want to get up in all the hype. The trailer got me really excited, but with everyone loving and praising it, I wanted to wait a little bit until the storm settled before watching it, so I would be able to give my honest review of it. But it’s definitely on my watchlist this summer.

Now this poster has got me even more excited. The sky seems crazy with all the red and with the four kids standing and watching it turn and twist, a feeling of impending doom settles over you. The craziness is far from over if we can believe this poster. I can’t wait to watch this series and then continue directly with the second season. I still have a few months before October 27th is here.

Quentin Tarantino has a new project in the works

News_04Now this is a director that I can see tackling this project. If you know anything about the Manson Murders, then you know it was quite a shock in the entire movie world. With the death of Sharon Tate, the wife of Roman Polanski, and four other persons, this is a gruesome story and one that will impact Polanski in a big way.

We will have to wait to see what Tarantino will do with this story, but if he goes the same route as he did with Inglorious Bastards, we can expect a crazy film with the story loosely based on real events but with his signature style. I’m interested.

Outlander Season 3

News_01We finally have a release date for the new season on Starz. This is one of my favourites series of all times. I’m obsessed with Scotland and have been for years, blame it all on Braveheart (aka. my favourite film of all times). Whenever I hear bagpipes I lose myself in a sort of trance, so you don’t even want to know how I excited I get whenever the title song of Outlander comes on.

After a shocking first season and a second season full of twists and turns and heartbreak, I am totally ready for a more action-packed third season where hopefully we get some more scenes between Jamie and Claire. The first season was packed with cute and steamy scenes between these two and in the second season we see them apart as well. I hope the third season will be able to put them back together. Because these two together is just chemistry.

The use of history with the magical element and a love story that spans several centuries is just so interesting. The production design on this entire series is out of this world and the actors are subtle, but so strong in their rendition of these characters. I seriously can’t wait for september 10th.

 

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

New Trailer Reviews (#7)

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure

Olaf is back !

This looks so sweet. After seeing the short film which was centered around Spring, now we get to see them at Christmas time. And this is my favourite holiday. December is my favourite month. Frozen is one of my favourites films. So I couldn’t be more excited. Especially because it’s linked to Coco, the newest Pixar Film. We will have new songs about Christmas and family. I mean, who wouldn’t be excited? I do hope they don’t milk the story too much. I’d rather see a full length second film really soon, then 10 little short films. Disney get at it.

Flatliners

Students go further than ever to get a rush

This movie started out looking like a movie about students and partying, but then took a turn for the worse. Actually for the better, because it seems like a really interesting movie with great actors, a lot of possible crazy plot points and amazing action scenes. The concept is actually so interesting and one that has been touched upon here and there, but not in a full-blown movie. I can’t wait to see what they do with it and how it’ll turn out. I hope it doesn’t get stuck in its seriousness about the afterlife, but that they focus on the thriller aspect of the movie.

Jungle

Daniel Radcliffe is stuck in the Jungle

What is it with movies lately, this is the second trailer where the story takes us a certain way at first, and then turns it completely around and goes the thriller route? It’s build the entirely same way as Flatliners. First giving us a more ‘Into the Wild’-vibe. Daniel Radcliffe is on a journey around the world, travelling, experiencing life as it comes, seeing beautiful new places. Then he meets someone who takes him and a few others into the jungle to explore and leaves them all behind and then shit happens. It does seem like a great movie, with a lot of action and suspense, but the way the trailer was built, just reminded me a lot of the other one. I’m not sure I’ll see this one in cinemas though. Depends a bit on the second trailer. I’m more into the sci-fi storyline of Flatliners.

Goodbye Christopher Robin

story of the creator of Winnie The Pooh

This seems like such a cute movie, a bit like Paddington. The images look great and from this first look it seems a perfect blend of cinematography and music. I’m excited to see how Margot Robbie’s British accent will be. But I’m mostly excited to see how they’ll tell the story. I hope it will be full of fantasy, really putting the stories they tell on our screens in combination with their actual story. Just a bit of a mix like with Big Fish. We’ll have to wait and see. But I’ll be sure to check this one in cinemas.  

Daddy’s Home 2

Meet the Fockers #2

I wasn’t really interested in the first film, but this one seems actually really funny. Plus, I must be honest, I’m a sucker for a good Christmas movie. It does remind me a lot of Meet the Fockers and Meet the Parents. But with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell it will have it’s own type of humor. And I can’t wait to see Mel Gibson and John Lithgow clash. This will be one I will watch in the month of December, at home, and add to my pile of Christmas movies to get me excited for the holidays. I’m already in the mood for it. ^^

Home Again

Another Romantic Comedy with Reese Witherspoon

Now this second trailer has me a bit more excited for this film. The short sentence I read on IMDb, doesn’t really come over in the trailer though. I didn’t get the feeling they were moving in with her and her family, but I do think this will give a more interesting twist to the story and i can’t wait to see how it will turn out. I won’t go see it in cinemas, but I’ll pick it up when I want to watch a movie on a lazy night or for a fun girlsnight.

What do you think? Are any of these films on your watchlist? And which ones will you be seeing in cinemas?

Movie Review – Split

Split_01‘Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th’ (IMDb) (by M. Night Shyamalan, 117 min.)

This was one hell of a movie. I’ve never seen anything like it. Well, I have, but never made with such expertise and that captured my attention so intensely. The entire story is told in such a way that you keep guessing what will come next. Each little information you get, you absorb and can’t stop thinking how everything will turn out in the end. And I must say that, although I did see the end coming from a mile away, it didn’t disturb me one bit. The supernatural element to it made it interesting and even the little nod at the end, was very welcome. I think storywise this is a true treat, but it’s not what stole the show.

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What really made this movie stand out, are the performances. First off, we have to acknowledge Anya Taylor-Joy. She first came in the light in the movie The Witch (2015), the best horror movie that year. Already in her performance there, you could see the potential she has as an actress. The way she carries difficult scenes is remarkable, especially for someone so young. Here again, she puts down a beautiful performance, never overshadowing, always humble, but powerful at the same time. The perfect blend when it comes to such scenes.

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Same could be said of Izzie Coffey, who plays five-year-old Casey in the few flashbacks. Here we get more information about her past and this explains us certain things. She is really something, regardless of the fact she doesn’t says much, but we get so much more out of her silences and her glances. And this is just enough for this story. More would overshadow the difficulties and the effects this had on her character.

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The strongest and best performance in this entire movie is by James McAvoy. Not only does he play around 8-9 characters, he plays them in such a distinct way that you never loose track of which character is in the scene. This asks for so much knowledge, each character fully fleshed out, it just makes me wonder how he did it. He’s so remarkable and surely has to get a nod about this. He carries the entire movie. Giving enough to the others to help understand the story, but taking back the light when the moment needs it. Split wouldn’t be the same without him and I think M. Night Shyamalan made the perfect choice by picking him.

The combination of the story, the cinematography and the play of the actors, make this an unforgettable movie. A joy to watch. One that will stick with you and I do feel one that you’ll take more and more out of, every time you watch it.

8/10 stars. I really enjoyed this one and I’ll be sure to check it back when I have the opportunity.

Movie Review – The Imitation Game

by Morten Tyldum

by Morten Tyldum

‘During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.’ (IMDb) (by Morten Tyldum, 114 min.)

This movie was amazing. I liked every second of it. The entire story was so well-build that you were on the edge of your seat the entire time. There isn’t that much action per se in this film, but you’re rooting for them to find the solution.

Every single little thing was just so well-thought off. Every detail from the film helped the story to be told and drew you in. Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley.. They were all just fantastic in this movie. I’m a huge fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, always has been and always will be, and this movie again showed me just how good of an actor he is. But it is Keira Knightley and the others who surprised me.

I’m nog a huge fan of Keira Knightley. I thought she was an ok actress, but not that great. But in this film she showed that she is a good actress if she gets an interesting role. She plays a smart girl, who was enlisted by Benedict Cumberbatch’s character to be a part of his team to break the code, as only woman on the team. And she holds her ground next to all these great actors.

I could go on and on about this movie… But the only thing I will say about this one: is go watch it… You won’t regret it.

5 out of 5 stars.

Movie Review – Gone Girl

by David Fincher

by David Fincher

‘With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.’ (IMDb) (by David Fincher, 149 min.)

This movie was incredible. At first it was just an ordinary mystery film where we didn’t know who did it or what actually happened and then everything went crazy.

I didn’t expect a thing of what happened. Where the beginning left me a bit bored, from the moment we get to see a bit more about what happened, the entire story was crazy and kept me entertained.

Ben Affleck was marvelous as the husband who’s suspected of having murdered his wife. But it is actually Rosamund Pike who gets all the credit in this film. She portrayed this character with such passion that you feel with her and her husband and you just want it all to be resolved and to know the truth.

It’s an interesting take on a crazy story, definitely worth watching!

4 out of 5 stars…