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(trailer review) - Candyman

So, I've been on holiday for a few weeks so ultimately I've been out of the loop.  But whilst on holiday I managed to see this trailer and I was very happy that we are now at this stage, a trailer for a movie I enjoyed when I was younger.  I'm not sure if I was of age, but it didn't scare me, although I was not about to try and say Candyman 5 times in front of a mirror. With this trailer, we see Yahya Abdul-Mateen as what seems to be a researcher who eventually turns into the titular character during the course of this movie and 5 White girls are expected to die because they did the name in unison in front of a mirror in the ladies toilets.  I mean, why would you do that? Folk tale or not, I would not be pushing buttons. There is a excellent scene of a woman silencing the name being said who I've read was in the original movie, maybe...I'll have a look in a sec, but this movie, produced by the man who directed 'Us' and 'Get Out', Jordan Pee

(trailer review) - The French Dispatch

Over the years, as people began to learn more and more about my love for film, people often asked me "What is your favourite movie/film?" And I would always, always reach for this gem practically NOBODY has heard of or seen.  I would say 'The Royal Tenembaums' and every single time, someone would ask, 'what?' and I'll say the title again and then explain the film.  I would also state how funny it is and go over some scenes and some of the smallest yet hilarious things, but I always lost people and rightly so.  The Royal Tenembaums is a film to be watched and not explained.  A bit like 'The Grand Budapest Hotel', also directed by Wes Anderson.  It took me a while to get to watch it as I got to the drive-thru a little late and  the set-up wasn't working great at first.  But when I did eventually watch it although not as brilliant as Royal, it still carries his flavour. This Trailer looks like Wes is at it again and I love it.  It does look l

(film review) - 1917

I know who Sam Mendes is.  I've heard the name being passed here and there and if I remember correctly, James Bond?  He was responsible for the great Skyfall, no?  Then dropped the ball with Spectre.  I enjoyed Spectre, but it was nowhere close to the Masterpiece that was Skyfall. However going into this, I hadn't a clue he was responsible for this movie.  Maybe I heard his name but I totally forgot as I went in until I saw his name at the end.  And considering he dropped the ball somewhat with the last movie I saw from him, it is great to proudly announce (as if you didn't already know) that he has picked the ball up again and he is running and doing a good job. 1917 centres around World War I with two guys, William and Tom on a impossible mission through enemy lines to deliver a message to Tom's brother in the 2nd battalion who are due to move out in the Morning.  They have learned of Germany's plan and if this message does not get delivered and stop the troops

(film review) - Queen & Slim

It is nice to learn of Black actors who are NOT your Samuel L. Jackson, Denzel Washington, Forest Whitaker or now, Idris Elba coming up.  We have a Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman and now, a Daniel Kaluuya.  Strangely enough, the last ones are British and are doing soo well in their field.  I learned of Daniel from the Movie 'Get Out' and I recognised him from an episode of 'Black Mirror', and although his character was weird and intense in that show, I've come to realise that Daniel and his efforts in acting, the way he has honed his craft is simply phenomenal.  He didn't do much in Kick-Ass 2, but in this movie, he showed a side of him we have never seen which also helped to elevate this movie to such new heights.  I'll explain. Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) is about two people who meet each other, get into a altercation with the Police, end up shooting the Police and then going on the run, the end. It is really that simple

(trailer review) - Spiral

Believe it or not, but I heard of this movie maybe 1 or 2 years ago and the first thing I thought when I heard the words "...Chris Rock is going to do another 'Saw' Movie or a Movie within the world of Saw (can't remember if it said reboot or not) with Samuel L. Jackson" I thought "Leave Saw alone and just do another new movie".  Just to be clear, I was NOT defending Saw as a franchise as I stopped caring for it after Saw 2.  I cant remember if I watched Saw 3, but the franchise means NOTHING to me. Until today. This trailer looks good.  Executively produced by Chris Rock and also starring him and Samuel L. Jackson who also drops and iconic Samuel L. Jackson line, whether you love him or hate him, he fits this world and the craziness which is going to ensue.  This movie definitely has a Seven vibe.  Out in May, so we can only hope another trailer comes out which hooks us in and we watch and love it.  Let another comedian direct horror and ACE it!

(trailer review) - Top Gun: Maverick

(Big Spot Game Trailer) ( Original Trailer ) I just want to say that I'm not sure if it is my love for Ethan Hunt, or my love for the character he plays in 'Edge of Tomorrow'...hell, it could be simply my love for Tom Cruise - in which I didn't think I had any, but his role as Ethan Hunt might have made me like him more, but although I have not seen the original Top Gun, I am definitely down for this one. The breathing in this trailer makes it soo much more atmospheric than the previous trailer and that plane sequence in which I'm pretty damn sure was filmed with a small go-pro camera in a real life cockpit as Mr. Cruise's dedication to the craft holds no bounds, is absolutely legit and exhilarating.  For that sequence alone AND the bad boy attitude accompanied by obligatory fight and break up scene, has definitely made me want to watch the prequel before this one comes out! Directed by Joseph Kosinski and starring Tom Cruise, Miles Teller, Jennifer

(trailer review) - James Bond: No Time To Die

(Big Game Spot Trailer) ( Original Trailer ) Well at least we see him actually grab the cable this time, because in the other trailer, it seemed as though he grabbed it with his foot as he scooped it up mid-jump off the bridge! More scenes, alluding to this big secret, two underwater scenes and more of Lashana which looks like a duo moment which may occur during a few moments in the movie, which is good.  Maybe like Halle Berry in John Wick 3.  That plane bit at the beginning is cool.  Can't wait for it.  I'm just hoping it is as phenomenal as Skyfall. Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and starring Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rami Malek, Léa Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Ana de Armas, Ben Whishaw & Jeffrey Wright

(trailer review) - The Invisible Man

(Big Game Spot Trailer) ( Original Trailer ) This film is certified creepy and I love it.  Imagine being in a relationship or married to someone who is a bit nuts, then makes them self invisible, stalks you and makes your life a misery. These 30 seconds of goodness had more of those invisible shots we would like to see or me in any case.  When she is being held up in the kitchen then thrown onto the kitchen cupboards or when the police man is forced to shoot at his knee.  I'm here for it. Directed by Leigh Whannell and starring Elizabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid

(trailer review) - Black Widow

(Big Game Spot Trailer) ( Original Trailer ) I actually forgot Superbowl drops some trailers of familiar or noted movies to unknown surprises.  This is yet another trailer for us to get hyped over and start to salivate at the mouth for another Marvel movie as well...it has been a while, kinda. Due to this costing a billion to show, I thought I'd watch all 30 seconds of it and I loved it. More characters, more scenes, more action, more of Taskmaster and he just ripped off Captain America with that Shield flip!  Like I've said before, as long as it brings that same Captain America: The Winter Soldier energy, then I'm all for it. Directed  by Cate Shortland and starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Rachel Weisz,

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