Serenity – Brand New Trailer!

Nope. No. Nothing to do with Firefly. Sadly. But this film is a film with Anne Hathaway and Matthew McConoughey. So that’s something. Hey, what no! Come back.

Look, I can’t give you a space epic sequel but I can promise an unpredictable thriller.

Serenity is a film that resolves around a mysterious fisherman whose ex-wife appears on his door step, asking for her new abusive husband to be disposed of. But is there something more to her request? Is he about to get entangled in something more sinister.

The visuals look amazing and it is directed by the guy behind Locke, Steven Knight which makes us excited. What do you think?

 


Serenity is out later this year! 

The Old Man & The Gun – Trailer & Clips!

David Lowery has directed some of the most beautiful films including Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and A Ghost Story. Now he returns with The Old Man & The Gun. 

The film is  based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, who escapes from jail at the age of 70 then traipses around the country committing heists that somehow enchanting the public at the same time. He is pursued by detective John Hunt whilst also falls in love with a woman whilst on the run.

Starring Robert Redford as Forrest Tucker, as well as Sissy Spacek,, Danny Glover, and Lowery’s muse Casey Affleck, the film looks great and has a lot of charm in it. What do you think?


The Old Man & The Gun is out later this year! 

Bad Times at the El Royale – Brand New Trailer!

I hope you have a taste for the weird and the wonderful, because Drew Goddard’s latest boasts an all star cast and looks to be an absolute riot.

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell.

Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Nick Offerman, Chris Hemsworth…how are we supposed to say no to that? Goddard has already wowed with the excellent screenplay for The Cabin in the Woods and the Academy Award nominated The Martian, and this newest effort definitely looks up to scratch. Eerie, funny, and looks devilishly well crafted.


Bad Times at the El Royale is out 12th October 2018

A Star is Born – Brand New Trailer!

The first trailer for drama A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Stefani ‘Lady Gaga’ Germanotta, has just been released. The film charts the rise of a young female singer, through a chance encounter with a famous musician.

As her fame takes off, his career goes into rapid decline. Despite their love, their lives go in different directions over the course of the story. The film is directed by its star, Cooper who also co-wrote the film’s original music alongside Gaga.

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This will be the third remake of the 1937 original, all with the same title. The previous versions starred Judy Garland and Barbara Streisand, who both received critical acclaim for their performances.
The trailers seems to follow the same story with its updated setting and music. Cooper and Gaga look to have strong chemistry but do we really need another remake? Can this new version really offer anything new?

The film is already generating awards buzz, but are you excited by this updated take?


A Star is Born is out October!

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Brand New Trailer!

It’s here!!!!!!

Finally, the first trailer for the epic conclusion to the Dragon series has dropped. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World takes us back to the island of Berk. With young Hiccup (Jay Burachel) and his faithful Night Fury Dragon Toothless, on their latest adventure.

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Dragon 3 is the final instalment of the franchise that started back in 2010. When a young Viking, at war with the dragons, chose to befriend and train a Dragon he shot down. What followed has been one of the best bromances animation has had to offered.

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The trailer shows the characters still living peacefully in their dragon/Viking Utopia. Hiccup and Astrid, (America Ferrera) are still exploring and somehow stumble upon a secret world, inhabited with countless dragons. The biggest discovery comes in the form of a female Light Fury. It turns out Toothless is not the last of his kind. Toothless is in usual cutness overload, especially attempting to impress this new dragon lover interest.

 

The trailer also gives us our first look at the film’s villain. A hunter who wants to wipe out all dragons, inparticularly Fury’s.

But, like the books that inspired the series, (by Cressida Cowell) an older Hiccup declares that dragons were only around when he was a boy. The film will show us just what happened to them and go into a Dragon free era.

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Previous director Dean DeBlois returns for his third outing as writer/director. The film promises to be an emotional conclusion in what has been DreamWorks strongest franchise (sorry Shrek).

Are you excited to see Hiccup and Toothless again?


The film will be released February 2019 and we cannot wait.

The Weekend Binge – Parks and Recreation

I’ve never been the biggest fan of The Office, both UK and US versions. It’s not that I hated it completely but I could never really get into it. Perhaps it was the characters or perhaps it was the set up. See I could never completely grasp the idea that a film crew, unseen, is following some lowly office workers around and they are interviewed after a certain event happens. It seems like a cheap trick. But while I couldn’t wrap my head around The Office, I most certainly dived head first into Parks and Recreation without a second thought. Why? Because of Leslie Knope and her collection of incredible characters who lifted this show into exceedingly good comedy.

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Parks and Recreation revolves around the small town of Pawnee. Leslie Knope is in charge of the titular committee, meant to bring more character and leisure activities to the town. When local resident Anne Perkins tells her of the massive hole behind her house that her boyfriend Andy Dwyer fell into and broke both his legs, Leslie makes it her mission to turn it into the town’s best park. With the help of her team which includes intern April Ludgate, the entrepreneurial Tom Haverford and the stoic anti-government director Ron Swanson. Through seven amazing seasons, the team will battle bureaucracy and the weird townspeople who’ll try to cut April down at every turn.

At the centre of Parks and Recreation is Amy Poehler, and, oh my gosh, aren’t we happy about that? As the perky Knope, Poehler’s leading lady is certainly no wallflower and brings a fresh beat to the television screens. Smart yet loving, tenacious but endearing, Knope is a remarkable woman and an icon for viewers. Poehler’s talent marvellously brings her to life and it is an epic and consistent performance. Surrounding her and each bringing a extraordinary character that you cannot forget. Aziz Ansari’s Tom brings metrosexual to the team, Rashida Jones’ earthier best friend Anne is complex, Chris Pratt’s silly man-child Andy is a fan favourite as well as Aubrey Plaza’s droll and sullen April. Not forgetting Adam Scott as Leslie’s counterpart Ben that brings the geek to the show, Retta’s mysterious but dynamic Donna, Rob Lowe’s fitness and optimism, Jim O’Heir’s big sap Gerry (or Garry. Or Larry) and not forgetting Nick Offerman as Ron Swanson who is simply epic (and has the best giggle ever).

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After a few slow episodes, the mockumentary style sitcom begins to flourish, much like Leslie’s career. The comedy becomes more honed and rambunctious, with each character fleshing out their role, the seasons heighten with this flare and humour unmatched. As Leslie rises through government and marriage, her storylines don’t squander that of those around her. Throughout her journey, the Parks and Rec department evolve too and through slapstick, sarcasm and some unbelievable yet realistic moments, Knope and her team create one of the best television shows of all time. I’d like to sit here and pick out highlights but from Bye Bye Lil’ Sebastian to the Snake Juice effects, Leslies campaign for councilwoman to Ron amd Tammy, this is a series filled with excellence, exuberance and spirit.

The show may have ended  but luckily Amazon and many VOD hosting sites still have all the episodes for your perusal.  Honestly, with Amy Poehler at the helm, creating one of the most beloved characters on television. With each new adversity that she must tackle, you feel very much part of the team. And there are poignant moments here too (including a beautiful wedding and Ron Swanson getting emotional), so you aren’t without your character development either. Parks and Recreation is entertaining, wholly and completely.


Parks and Recreation is available on Amazon Video!