Pickle
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 31: Seeds, Bridget Jones’s Baby, X-Men, Pickle + more!

 

This Trailer Tuesday week is split half and half, more or less: The first half boasts some big names, such as Now You See Me 2 and the questionable Bridget Jones’s Baby. The second half becomes much more quirky and unusual, with films about seeds and somewhat disadvantaged animals, to name a few. Now don’t go thinking I split it like that for your convenience, oh no, I’m not that organised, but maybe this will help you decide what you fancy this week!


1. Central Intelligence
When it is released? 1st Jul 2016 (UK), 17th Jun 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Universal Pictures (UK), Warner Bros. (USA)
What is it about? After he reunites with an old pal through Facebook, a mild-mannered accountant is lured into the world of international espionage.
Who is in it? Dwayne Johnson, Aaron Paul, Kevin Hart
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FKctBraQj0
Immediate thoughts? That run 😀

2. Now You See Me 2
When it is released? 8th Jul 2016 (UK), 10th Jun 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? eOne Entertainment (UK)
What is it about? One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, The Four Horsemen resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry, a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.
Who is in it? Michael Caine, Daniel Radcliffe, Lizzy Caplan, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I8rVcSQbic
Immediate thoughts? woooooo Daniel Radcliffe! And it looks awesome 🙂

3. X-Men: Apocalypse
When it is released? 19th May 2016 (UK), 27th May 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? 20th Century Fox (UK and USA)
What is it about? With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Who is in it? Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Olivia Munn, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Sophie Turner, Stan Lee
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oVht1Y8Meg
Immediate thoughts? Oh my god, how much more can you fit in one trailer?! I was hooked from even before the moment the guy got big.

4. Bridget Jones’s Baby
When it is released? 16th Sep 2016 (UK and USA)
Who is distributing it? Universal Pictures (UK and USA)
What is it about? The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.
Who is in it? Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Jim Broadbent, Ed Sheeran
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WOxl3vUYbI
Immediate thoughts? Mmmm…

5. Jane Wants a Boyfriend
When it is released? 25th Mar 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? FilmBuff (worldwide)
What is it about? A young woman with Asperger’s tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.
Who is in it? Lindsay Arber, Amir Arison, Jon Bass
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/jayne-wants-a-boyfriend/trailer
Immediate thoughts? Asperger’s is something I don’t know much about, and I love the idea that Jane Wants a Boyfriend could somewhat change that.

6. SEED: The Untold Story
When it is released? 25th Mar 2016 (Environmental Film Festival, USA)
Who is distributing it? Independent
What is it about? SEED: The Untold Story tells the harrowing and heartening story of humans’ 12,000-year relationship with seeds. As many irreplaceable seed varieties disappear, SEED follows farmers, scientists, and indigenous seed keepers protecting the diversity of our agricultural heritage. The film reveals a David and Goliath battle against biotech companies that seek to control our seeds.
Who is in it? Vandana Shiva, Dr. Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbell, Winona LaDuke
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/seed-the-untold-story/trailer
Immediate thoughts? Seeds?! More reason to distrust the big companies, and support the (not so) crazy guys.

7. Pickle
When it is released? 24th Feb 2016 (Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, USA)
Who is distributing it? Independent
What is it about? Pickle is an ode to man’s capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted existence until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate demise.
Who is in it? Unknown
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/pickle-2016/trailer
Immediate thoughts? Oh god, this is just adorable. Oh Pickle!

My particular favourites this week include the new Central Intelligence trailer, the energetic X-Men: Apocalypse, and the display of my complete mentality towards all animals, Pickle! Which were your favourites?

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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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The Movies Tag

The Movies Tag Q27: Top 5 actresses?

QUESTION: Top 5 actresses?
ANSWER: Some actresses from Harry Potter (of course), The Amazing Spiderman, and X-Men! Read on…

5. Jennifer Lawrence

The Hunger Games, X-Men, Silver Linings Playbook, Joy

A theme with most of the actresses on my list is that I’ve picked them with one role in particular in mind. For Jennifer Lawrence, it’s Katniss in The Hunger Games. She is natural and believable. And as with the rest of the list, she seems to have a great personality in real life too!

4. Helena Bonham Carter 

Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Sweeny Todd, The King’s Speech

Helena Bonham Carter is in a lot more films I’ve seen than I seem to think (if that makes sense!). While yes, she is evil in Harry Potter, I still love her acting as Bellatrix. From what I’ve seen of her, she seems to have a very professional work etiquette, even for the duties that seem like the most fun. She’s even amazing when acting like another actress who is acting! When she needs to be…

3. Emma Thompson

Harry Potter, Love Actually, Men in Black 3, Saving Mr. Banks

The first Emma on the list (there are more to come!) is Emma Thompson. Thompson is very diverse, and has a special something in her voice that just makes me adore her. Plus, I always forget that she is the one under all the costume of Professor Trelawney in Harry Potter, and as I said with Gary Oldman in the previous Movies Tag question, that’s an ideal trait for an actor.

2. Emma Stone

Easy A, The House Bunny, Superbad, The Amazing Spiderman

Emma Stone is probably the funniest actress I know! She never fails to make me laugh, but she can also play the more serious roles, which is why I love her!

1. Emma Watson

Harry Potter, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Ballet Shoes

We all know why Emma Watson is my number one. She brought Hermione to life in Harry Potter, and no-one could replace her in that role. The thing is, she’s not just a great actress, she also does a hell of a lot for women in her position with her influential voice.

Special mention: Robin Williams

When I realised I had forgotten to include Robin Williams in my top 5 actors last week I was devastated! I figured it would be okay to give him a special mention in my top 5 actresses, considering he did play a kind-of-woman in Mrs. Doubtfire 😉 I first fell in love with him in Hook. From Aladdin to Jumanji and beyond, I’ve loved every role I’ve seen
him in.


How do you feel about my choices? Let me know who your favourite actress is!

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Trailer Tuesday vol. 25: Super Bowl madness, Get a Job, Skiptrace + more!

It has been a thrilling week for film trailers with the infamous Super Bowl commercials playing host to a whole bunch of them. I counted at least 10 TV spots and 1 trailer! There’s a lot to be excited about this week, including The Jungle Book, DemolitionIce Age 5, and more! So let’s get into it!


1. Get a Job
When it is released? 25th Mar 2016 (USA, limited)
Who is distributing it? CBS Films / Lionsgate Premiere (USA)
What is it about? Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs. But with help from their family, friends and coworkers they soon discover that the most important (and hilarious) adventures are the ones that we don’t see coming.
Who is in it? Anna Kendrick, Alison Brie, Miles Teller, Bryan Cranston
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOhRKseKN2E
Immediate thoughts? Up until just a few weeks ago, I could relate to this! In fact, I still can, cause of reasons I won’t go into! But my favourite comment in the YouTube comments was: ‘I feel like this movie is trying to tell me something’. Genious.

2. Nine Legends
When it is released? 28th Jan 2016 (internet)
Who is distributing it? Independent
What is it about? In the year 2050 a young wrestling fan is less than thrilled to be spending the night at his Grandfather’s house. That is until he learns that his Grandfather once traveled the world interviewing some of the biggest wrestling stars of all time. Featuring exclusive interviews with *Bill Goldberg, Bret Hart, Mike Tyson, Chris Jericho, Dynamite Kid, Amy Dumas, Rob Van Dam, Ted Dibiase and Randy Couture*, Nine Legends profiles one of the greatest ensembles of wrestling talent ever put together. Through their own words, relive the defining moments of the heroes you grew up with.
Who is in it? Mike Tyson, Bill Goldberg, Rob Van Dam
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/nine-legends/trailer
Immediate thoughts? I’m not sure what that weird old-looking part is about, but the interview part of Nine Legends looks quite interesting. And that’s coming from someone who isn’t interested in wrestling at all.

3. Skiptrace
When it is released? 2016 (China)
Who is distributing it? Talent International Media (China)
What is it about? A detective from Hong Kong teams up with an American gambler to battle against a notorious Chinese criminal.
Who is in it? Jackie Chan, Johnny Knoxville, Bingbing Fan
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/skiptrace-2016/international-trailer
Immediate thoughts? This could either be really funny or totally stupid. You decide!

4. Gods of Egypt
When it is released? 26th Feb 2016 (UK and USA)
Who is distributing it? eOne Entertainment (UK), Lionsgate (USA)
What is it about? A common thief joins a mythical god on a quest through Egypt.
Who is in it? Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush, Rufus Sewell, Brenton Thwaites
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/gods-of-egypt/international-trailer
Immediate thoughts? ‘…along with what looks to be updated scenes that were given better or additional effects work.’ I agree!

5. Ice Age 5: Collision Course
When it is released? 15th Jul 2016 (UK), 22nd Jul 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? 20th Century Fox (UK and USA)
What is it about? Scrat’s epic pursuit of his elusive acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the planet. To save themselves from peril, Manny, Sid, Diego, and the rest of the herd leave their home and embark on a quest full of thrills and spills, high and lows, laughter and adventure while traveling to exotic new lands and encountering a host of colorful new characters as well as a new enemy who is a brother to one of their old foes.
Who is in it? Simon Pegg, Jennifer Lopez, Max Greenfield, Jessie J, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, John Leguizamo, Keke Palmer, Denis Leary, Ray Romano
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/ice-age-5-collision-course/feature-trailer
Immediate thoughts? The latest trailer for the new Ice Age, I’m still loving every second!

6. Me Before You
When it is released? 3rd Jun 2016 (UK and USA)
Who is distributing it? Warner Bros Pictures (UK), New Line Cinema (USA)
What is it about? A girl in a small town forms an unlikely bond with a recently-paralyzed man she’s taking care of. 
Who is in it? Sam Claflin, Emilia Clarke, Jenna Coleman
Where did I find it? www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi2581640473?ref_=ttvi_vi_imdb_1
Immediate thoughts? Mostly because everyone else (and by everyone I mean one of my friends) seems to be talking about it, Me Before You makes the list. Meh, it looks okay. I liked Sam Claflin in The Hunger Games so I’ll give it a chance, but you know what’s going to happen.

7. Zoolander 2
When it is released? 12th Feb 2016 (UK and USA)
Who is distributing it? Paramount Pictures (UK and USA)
What is it about? Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.
Who is in it? Ben Stiller, Olivia Munn, Owen Wilson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Ariana Grande, Penélope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Justin Bieber
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/zoolander-2/relax-trailer
Immediate thoughts? I don’t even know what to think. It IS all too confusing!! But I love it.

8. Demolition
When it is released? 29th Apr 2016 (UK), 8th Apr 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? 20th Century Fox (UK), Fox Searchlight Pictures (USA)
What is it about? A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash.
Who is in it? Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/demolition-2016/theatrical-trailer
Immediate thoughts? I’m gonna take apart this trailer and put it back together! Because I liked it. Hehe

9. The Jungle Book
When it is released? 15th Apr 2016 (UK and USA)
Who is distributing it? Walt Disney Studios (UK and USA)
What is it about? An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
Who is in it? Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/the-jungle-book-2015/super-bowl-trailer
Immediate thoughts? Still so excited for this! I love The Jungle Book! A film about animals? Yes please!

10. Captain America: Civil War
When it is released? 29th Apr 2016 (UK), 6th May 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (UK and USA)
What is it about? Political interference in the Avenger’s activities causes a rift between former allies Captain America and Iron Man.
Who is in it? Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZVd2unfoFk
Immediate thoughts? I love the editing!

11. X-Men: Apocalypse
When it is released? 19th May 2016 (UK), 27th May 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? 20th Century Fox (UK and USA) 
What is it about? With the emergence of the world’s first mutant, Apocalypse, the X-Men must unite to defeat his extinction level plan.
Who is in it? Jennifer Lawrence, Olivia Munn, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, James McAvoy,  Nicholas Hoult, Stan Lee, Oscar Isaac, Sophie Turner, Rose Byrne
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD5WAR0sEJo
Immediate thoughts? I love these 30-second bursts. There is so much intensity and energy.

Have a lovely rest of the week! Let me know what your favourite trailer was this week 🙂

 

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Joy
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 15: Late to the party!

Hey guys!

Lets get straight into the best trailers of the past two weeks! My apologies for missing Trailer Tuesday last week. There was a lot going on and I just didn’t get a chance to get round to it… Never mind eh? Lets hope these trailers make up for it!


1. Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens
When it is released? 17th Dec 2015 (UK), 18th Dec 2015 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures (UK and USA)
What is it about? A continuation of the saga created by George Lucas set thirty years after Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983).
Who is in it? Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Simon Pegg, Andy Serkis, Warwick Davis, Lupita Nyong’o
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/star-wars-episode-vii/trailer
What did I think? Yes, I’ve only just seen this trailer. No, I’ve never seen any Star Wars film. No, I don’t care if you think that’s ridiculous, because I know it’s ridiculous. Yes, this film looks pretty good.

2. Joy
When it is released? 1st Jan 2016 (UK), 25th Dec 2015 (USA)
Who is distributing it? 20th Century Fox (UK and USA)
What is it about? Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Who is in it? Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro
Where did I find it? www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/624441-joy-trailer-jennifer-lawrence-stars-in-the-david-o-russell-film#/slide/1
What did I think? After enjoying the teaser, I’m still loving Joy after the feature trailer. That end scene though, so awks.

3. Fathers and Daughters
When it is released? 13th Nov 2015 (UK), 2015 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Warner Bros Pictures (UK)
What is it about? A Pulitzer-winning writer grapples with being a widower and father after a mental breakdown, while, 27 years later, his grown daughter struggles to forge connections of her own.
Who is in it? Amanda Seyfried, Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_GLKa4PWuw
What did I think? I don’t know. I like this

4. The Daughter
When it is released? 9th Oct 2015 (London Film Festival, UK)
Who is distributing it? Mongrel International (worldwide, except Australia, New Zealand, and Canada)
What is it about? The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.
Who is in it? Geoffrey Rush, Sam Neill, Miranda Otto
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/the-daughter-2016/trailer
What did I think? what? I’m confused and I want to know!

5. The Peanuts Movie
When it is released? 21st Dec 2015 (UK), 6th Nov 2015 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Warner Bros Pictures (UK), 20th Century Fox (USA)
What is it about? Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.
Who is in it? Noah SchnappBill MelendezHadley Belle Miller
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/peanuts/peanuts-65-trailer
What did I think? Maybe it’s just the music choice (I mean come on, how can you resist The Who?), but I still like the look of The Peanuts Movie!

FAV OF THE WEEK! 6. Hello, My Name is Doris
When it is released? 11th Mar 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Roadside Attractions (USA)
What is it about? A self-help seminar inspires a sixty-something woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.
Who is in it? Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Beth Behrs
Where did I find it? www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6vBnnryIug
What did I think? This looks so lovely and warm and I want to watch it

7. La Noria
When it is released? Unknown
Who is distributing it? Independent
What is it about? La Noria is a very personal story for the Director, Carlos Baena, and is very different than most animated films that he’s worked on. It combines suspense, horror, and emotion. It’s about a little boy who likes to draw and build toy ferris wheels who after a devastating loss encounters some creatures who turn his life upside down.
Who is in it? Unknown
Where did I find it? uk.movies.yahoo.com/post/132270246901/pixar-animator-is-making-an-awesome-looking-horror
What did I think? An animated horror? These don’t seem common, and combined with Carlos Baena, an animator who has worked with the likes of Pixar amongst others, this looks like it could be haunting indeed. Support the film and get it made here!

8. The Long Awake
When it is released? 2016
Who is distributing it? Independent
What is it about? The Long Awake is a simple story with a simple question: what do you do when everyone else has gone to sleep? In the wasteland of empty nighttime streets and the spooky weirdness of the witching hour, one man is forced to confront the terrifying possibility that he, the Wanderer, is the last waking man on Earth.
The Sun never rises, the Moon never wanes, and the Wanderer shuffles on. The Long Awake.
Who is in it? Evin Charles Anderson, Mark Jenkins, Eleanor Walker-Jenkins
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/the-long-awake-2016/trailer
What did I think? I love this concept!

9. Christmas Eve
When it is released? 4th Dec 2015 (USA)
Who is distributing it? Independent
What is it about? Hilarity, romance, and transcendence prevail after a power outage traps six different groups of New Yorkers inside elevators on Christmas Eve.
Who is in it? Patrick Stewart, James Roday, Jon Heder
Where did I find it? www.traileraddict.com/christmas-eve/trailer
What did I think? Oh man, yes

Thanks for stopping by to read this week’s Trailer Tuesday! Don’t forget to come back next week for new trailers 🙂

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The Movies Tag

The Movies Tag Q4: Favourite thriller film?

QUESTION: Favourite thriller film?
ANSWER: The Hunger Games
Does The Hunger Games count as a thriller? I always find it difficult to define the genre, so I decided to Google it:
thriller
noun
– a novel, play, or film with an exciting plot, typically involving crime or espionage.
“a tense thriller about a diamond heist that goes badly wrong”
– a very exciting contest or experience.
“a seven-goal thriller”
So, I think it’s safe to say The Hunger Games counts: excitement, a bit of crime, tension… plus IMDb says it’s a thriller, so that it must be! 😉
Again, if I had to pick just one of the four films (or three at the moment, considering the fourth doesn’t come out until November), I’d pick the first one… I think.
I can’t really pinpoint what specifically draws me to The Hunger Games. My uni friend and I were late to the Hunger Games party, and we wanted to know what all the fuss was about. We were both rather underwhelmed by the experience at first, but it only took a couple of days for it to grow on me to the point where I wanted to watch it again.
I can’t say it’s because I think the idea is original, because I saw and enjoyed Battle Royale before The Hunger Games (and you’ve got to admit they are very similar plot lines).
I do love Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, but I don’t think that’s the reason I love the films.
Maybe, just maybe, it’s simply because it is a film franchise. Could it be possible that being a franchise automatically puts films into my good books? That’s ridiculous… nobody can love film franchises that much… or can they…


Don’t worry, I’m running out of film franchises to name as my answers, so look forward to some more specific answers for future questions!
If you love film franchises as much as I do, let me know that I’m not alone!
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Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 3

We have a whole mixture of films this week for Trailer Tuesday! Big names, an independent, a documentary, and disney!


1. Joy
When it is released?
1st Jan 2016
Who is distributing it?
20th Century Fox
What is it about?
Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.
Who is in it?
Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Dascha Polanco
Where did I find it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN4MLMHET7w
What did I think?
I like this kind of trailer. Jennifer Lawrence’s films always seem to have similar editing on the trailers. Audio laid over separate visuals. You get an idea of the plot without revealing too much..

2. In Limbo
When it is released?
30th Sept 2015
Who is distributing it?
Independent
What is it about?
Three friends discover how Black Eyed Children invade Our dreams, leaving our bodies in a trance like state and our souls wandering In Limbo.
Who is in it?
Nigel Barber, Bern Deegan, Rebekah Bowman
Where did I find it?
http://www.traileraddict.com/in-limbo-2015/teaser-trailer
What did I think?
In a similar way to Joy, I like the overlay of the audio and the clips. I want to know what is going on with these children, because the trailer doesn’t give away the entire plot. Nice

3. The Good Dinosaur
When it is released?
27th Nov 2015
Who is distributing it?
Walt Disney Studios
What is it about?
An epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend.
Who is in it?
Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn
Where did I find it?
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BrH72aFXfI
What did I think?
Cute! This trailer has a whole different atmosphere to the teaser, which was geared towards the funny side. Both are great!

4. I Touched All Your Stuff
When it is released?
28th Aug 2015 (USA)
Who is distributing it?
Cinema Slate
What is it about?
Christopher Kirk, a bored American geek, moves to Colombia to chase Escobar’s hippos. Once there, he falls in love with a beautiful and mysterious woman.
Who is in it?
Christopher Kirk
Where did I find it?
http://www.traileraddict.com/i-touched-all-your-stuff/trailer
What did I think?
It’s mysterious. The trailer doesn’t give much away, and it’s intriguing.

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