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.

Movie Review – Big Eyes

by Tim Burton

by Tim Burton

‘A drama about the awakening of the painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.’ (IMDb) (by Tim Burton, 106 min.)

I’m not really a big fan of this movie. The premise didn’t quite catch my eye when I read it. But I watched it anyway because it was Tim Burton’s latest film. And I’m a huge fan of his stories and his style. So I thought why not.

Well, this is not my favorite movie. The story was ok. The only thing that was interesting was Christoph Waltz. He was great as the crazy husband who sells his wife’s art in his name. Really believable, and yet a bit over the top, as I’m sure the person was in real life.

out of 5 stars.

Movie Review – The Theory of Everything

by James Marsh

by James Marsh

‘The relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.’ (IMDb) (by James Marsh, 123 min.)

This movie was so good. I never thought a film about Stephen Hawking could be this great, but man, I almost cries while watching this film. Off course, the only reason this film worked was because of the actors and their connection.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are so adorable together and they have this connection that sparkles of the screen. They are perfect together and give this entire relationship on screen an extra dimension. And they’re both marvelous in their roles.

Eddie Redmayne gave a beautiful performans as Stephen Hawking. I cannot imagine how hard it must have been for him, but I’m glad he won the Oscar. He so deserves it for this role. The entire story is just so marvelous and his performance just draws you in.

It definitely is a movie I won’t forget and will watch again and again. It gave me chills when I watched it in the cinemas and I’m glad it got all the attention, because they definitely earned it all.

out of 5 stars.

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.