Kong: Skull Island
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 48: Apple of My Eye, The Zookeeper’s Wife + more!

So I reckon there will be a few hidden gems in here that you haven’t heard of before, alongside the big names everyone is talking about. Apple of My Eye provides all the cuteness you need, Before I Fall is a spin on the classic Groundhog Day concept, and Accidental Courtesy might just shock you as much as it shocked me.


1. Collateral Beauty
When it is released? 30th Dec 2016 (UK), 16th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.
Immediate thoughts? Mmmsmsmdmammm tears

2. Beauty and the Beast
When it is released? 17th Mar 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? An adaptation of the Disney fairy-tale about a monstrous prince and a young woman who fall in love.
Immediate thoughts? TEARS IT’S SO BEAUTIFUL THE MUSIC AH

3. Jackie
When it is released? 20th Jan 2017 (UK), 2nd Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband’s historic legacy.
Immediate thoughts? This is much more engaging. This looks really emotional.

4. Apple of My Eye
When it is released? Unknown
What is it about? A young girl struggles after a traumatic horse riding accident causes her to lose her eyesight. CHARLES, the head trainer of Southeastern Guide Dogs, trains Apple, a miniature horse, to be her companion and surrogate eyes.
Immediate thoughts? AWWW!!! That horse is so cute! This film is so cute!

5. Hidden Figures
When it is released? 24th Feb 2017 (UK), 6th Jan 2017 (USA)
What is it about? A team of African-American women provide NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program’s first successful space missions.
Immediate thoughts? This needs another shout out cause I’m still so into it. This trailer for Hidden Figures is a lot more serious and dramatic than the last one I featured, it’s great to see another side of it!

6. Kong: Skull Island
When it is released? 10th Mar 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? An action/adventure story centered on King Kong’s origins.
Immediate thoughts? Okay, Kong: Skull Island can have a shout out as well now. I resisted before, but I can’t resist a bunch of cool looking creatures like these!

7. The Zookeeper’s Wife
When it is released? 5th May 2017 (UK), 31st Mar 2017 (USA)
What is it about? The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.
Immediate thoughts? This could be really good, I’m really enjoying what I’m seeing with Jessica Chastain’s performance, amongst others.

8. Before I Fall
When it is released? 3rd Mar 2017 (USA)
What is it about? February 12 is just another day in Sam’s charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she’s in danger of losing.
Immediate thoughts? There’s nothing new about this concept, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to find out what happens.

9. Smurfs: The Lost Village
When it is released? 31st Mar 2017 (UK), 7th Apr 2017 (USA)
What is it about? In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.
Immediate thoughts? Strangely… funny… can’t… resist… “What’s going on over there?”

10. Barry
When it is released? 16th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A look into the early life of U.S. President Barack “Barry” Obama.
Immediate thoughts? Including because I miss his awesomeness.

11. Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America
When it is released? Unknown
What is it about? Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan. When many of these people eventually leave the Klan with Daryl’s support, Daryl keeps their robes and hoods; building his collection piece by piece, story by story, person by person, in hopes of one day opening a museum of the Klan.
Immediate thoughts? What da heel this is very unusual! In a good way!

12. The Comedian
When it is released? 13th Jan 2017 (USA)
What is it about? A look at the life of an aging insult comic.
Immediate thoughts? I don’t know, I like this, there’s something interesting and different about it.

13. Fences
When it is released? 10th Feb 2017 (UK), 25th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An African-American father struggles with race relations in the United States while trying to raise his family in the 1950s and coming to terms with the events of his life.
Immediate thoughts? Another trailer that shows another side to another film, which I think shows it’s gonna be good.

Thanks for reading – let me know which was your favourite trailer this week (or two, or three!)

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Aladdin
The Movies Tag

The Movies Tag Q42: Film that started your interest in film?

QUESTION: Film that started your interest in film?
ANSWER: Aladdin

My first thought is that it has got to be an old Disney film, as that would have probably been the first film I ever watched. There was never a moment where I ‘became’ interested in film, it has just always been there since I became old enough to remember watching films.

As for which Disney film, it’s tough to recall. I may have to consult my sister…

So I spoke to my sister, and we’ve narrowed it down to the following: Aladdin, Mary Poppins, The Snowman, and Snow White. What’s that I hear you say? They aren’t all Disney films? No they’re not! 

I’m going to go with Aladdin, cause it would be very difficult to find out which film it is for sure. So yeah, there’s no interesting story behind the beginning of my love for film, I just watched Aladdin when I was little, and loved it.


Do you remember what got your interest in film started? Ooh and what was the first film you ever watched?

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I Am Legend
The Movies Tag

The Movies Tag Q36 + Q37: Most overrated actress + Best tear-jerker?

QUESTION: Most overrated actress?
ANSWER: No-one at all

As you may be able to tell, I have ummed and ahhed over this question for a few weeks now. I have finally come to a conclusion. There are no overrated actresses. There. That’s my answer.

Moving on…


QUESTION: Best tear-jerker?
ANSWER: I Am Legend

Man that trailer’s good.

I guess you might not really call I Am Legend a tear-jerker, because it’s not a film that makes you cry all the way through. However, I have chosen it as my best tear-jerker because it features the scene that made me cry like I have never cried to any other scene in any other film. Ever.

SPOILERS FROM HERE ON OUT. Just warning you.

Let me bring you up to speed: The main character of I Am Legend is played by Will Smith. His character’s name is Robert. Robert has a dog named Sam. They are seemingly the last human and dog on Earth, and they have a very strong relationship. Earth is infested with human-esk, zombie-like creatures that will of course infect you with their disease if they manage to cut you. 

The scene I mentioned briefly before is the scene in which Robert realises Sam has been infected by these creatures, and is becoming like them. Rabid, violent, vicious, dangerous… He loves her more than anything. He knows she loves him, but she is showing much more anger. And much more teeth. If Robert dies, the human race will die too. He knows what he has to do, but that doesn’t make it any easier.

There is a struggle, but Robert wins… You see the life drain from Sam’s body, her eyes. You feel the pain of Robert letting his best and only friend go.

It’s one of the most destroying things I’ve ever had to watch. I cried with my entire body. I physically felt it everywhere, as if it was happening to me right there. I have teary eyes and a lump in my throat recalling it now.

So, it might not be classed as your typical tear-jerker, but watching just that scene alone, I cried the tears of ten-thousand tear-jerkers.


My apologies that it has been a while since the last Movies Tag question. Hopefully now that we are over the hurdle that was question 36, they will go back to your normal once-weekly schedule! So check back next week for the next question: Remake you wish had never been made?

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They're Watching
Artwork Wednesday

Artwork Wednesday: They’re Watching and Swiss Army Man!

This instalment of Artwork Wednesday includes two genres that I love: Comedy and Horror. But to be honest, it could be argued that both posters have a comedic value to them… It’s a nice quick one this week so let’s take a look!


1. Swiss Army Man
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© A24

This film. This poster. I mean. Words cannot explain. I like the font. I like the composition and posture of the characters… I liiii-ove it.


2. They’re Watching
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© Amplify Releasing

This is just so slick. Uncluttered magic. Creativity and awesomeness.


And that’s it for this week’s Artwork Wednesday! Let me know if you’ve seen any posters that have tickled your fancy this week!

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Movie 43
The Movies Tag

The Movies Tag Q29: Most hated film?

QUESTION: Most hated film?
ANSWER: Movie 43

I’ll warn you now, this is going to be a short one, simply because I don’t want to waste any more time on this god-awful film. There is no plot. It was not funny. I can’t say much else: it is the worst film I’ve ever seen.


If you’ve seen Movie 43, please let me know if you saw any sense in its existence. If not, and if you are as angered by it as I am, still, three years after its release and after almost walking out the cinema before the end, then feel free to have a rant in the comments.

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A Beautiful Planet
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 29: Documentaries galore! + Fan, Finding Dory, and Angry Birds!

This week I’ve been loving the documentaries. Whether it’s about our planet Earth, human disorders, or mysteries to be solved, there is something for all docu-interests. In fact, the documentaries make up half of the trailers in this volume of Trailer Tuesday. This week shall be known as… Half-Docu week! Catchy, right?…

Ehem. The other half of the list consists of a crazy fan in Fan (who could have guessed?), and two big up-coming animations, Finding Dory and The Angry Birds Movie. Let Half-Docu week begin!


1. Fan
When it is released? 15th Apr 2016 (UK and USA)
Who is distributing it? Yash Raj Films (UK and USA)
What is it about? An Indian superstar becomes an unhealthy obsession for a Delhi-based fan.
Who is in it? Shahrukh Khan, Mariola Jaworska, Joelle Koissi
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/fan-2016/trailer
Immediate thoughts? Ignoring the, in places, slightly dodgy fighting, this is something I haven’t seen before, and it took a turn that I was not expecting. I like it!

2. Borderline
When it is released? 25th Feb 2016 (Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA)
Who is distributing it? Independent
What is it about? Regina has a Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis. The first time she tried to kill herself, she was five years old. Now she’s 45 and hell-bent on trying to live – most of the time.
Who is in it? Marsha Linehan, John Gunderson, Antonia New, David Fox, Peter Fonagy
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/borderline-documentary-2016/trailer
Immediate thoughts? That title card was a bit out of place… but interesting!

3. The Angry Birds Movie
When it is released? 13th May 2016 (UK), 20th May 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Sony Pictures (UK and USA)
What is it about? Adaptation of the popular mobile game takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis, We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it’s up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to.
Who is in it? Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis, Keegan-Michael Key, Bill Hader, Josh Gad
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJLv2JzWhSc
Immediate thoughts? Ahhh and in come the flying birds! and it’s funny!

4. God Knows Where I Am
When it is released? 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Independent
What is it about? The body of a homeless woman is found in an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse. Beside the body, lies a diary that documents a journey of starvation and the loss of sanity, but told with poignance, beauty, humor, and spirituality. For nearly four months, Linda Bishop survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her, during one of the coldest winters on record. As her story unfolds from different perspectives, including her own, we learn about our systemic failure to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
Who is in it? Lori Singer, Caitlin Murtagh, Lora Goss
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/god-knows-where-i-am/trailer
Immediate thoughts? I was expecting something like God’s Not Dead 2, but got something compelling instead. This woman is so intriguing.

5. Finding Dory
When it is released? 29th Jul 2016 (UK), 17th Jun 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (UK and USA)
What is it about? The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way.
Who is in it? Ellen DeGeneres, Idris Elba, Dominic West, Willem Dafoe, Diane Keaton, Hayden Rolence
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP0WR2Ql9yI
Immediate thoughts? The new Finding Dory trailer!! I am looking forward to this much more now. Yes, it does look almost exactly the same as Finding Nemo, but who says that’s a bad thing? Finding Nemo was amazing!

6. A Beautiful Planet
When it is released? 29th Apr 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (USA)
What is it about? An exploration of Earth and beyond as seen from outer space.
Who is in it? Jennifer Lawrence
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJpLjXbGIkQ
Immediate thoughts? Space!! Jennifer Lawrence! I support anything that tries to expose the damage humans are doing to our beautiful planet.

Half-Docu week is done! Let me know which trailer stole your mind this week 🙂

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