All posts tagged: drama

10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2018: Eddie’s Take

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Annihilation looks set to be a stunning sci-fi experience List compiled by Eddie on 15/01/2018 Bring on 2018 I say! 2017 wasn’t a particularly memorable year for film, so surely we are well past due for a standout movie year? There is of course an abundance of high profile sequels, comic book adaptations and high budget affairs coming our way, as is the case every other year, but after scouring the world wide web I believe these 10 films listed below could truly make 2018 a fantastic year for filmgoers. There’s particularly a lot on offer for the Sci-Fi movie loving crowd and some new exciting projects from some of the industry’s brightest filmmakers such as Damian Chazelle and the long awaited return of Steve McQueen and while it’s hard to say for sure that these directors will hit it out of the ball park, you’d be a brave man to suggest that they won’t. Here’s to a great 2018 of film everyone. Happy reading and happy…

The Fundamentals of Caring (2016)

Originally posted on LazySundayMovies:
“Pick a number between 1 and 3,500.” What’s it about? A guy in a wheelchair falls in love with the Mother of Dragons and a retired writer turned carer go on a road trip to the world’s deepest pit because road trips solve everything. Who’s in it? I know him as the kid from Tracy Beaker but you’ll probably recognise him as Assjuice from Bad Neighbours, Paul Rudd, Selena Gomez and the woman that was originally cast as Catelyn Stark. Why should I watch it? + First of all, Trevor is a very funny dude, he’s very sarcastic and pulls a lot of pranks + Using humour as a coping mechanism, which is something I can see myself doing if I was in his position + Paul Rudd was dialled back a bit but still manages to pull off laughs + Especially the “Bite of the James” scene + Seriously, Craig Roberts should get an Oscar just for not breaking character during that scene + Their back-and-forth jabs and constantly one…

Film Review – Room (2015)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title: Room (2015) Director: Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers Plot: 5 year old Jack (Tremblay) and his loving mother (Larson) are held captive in a small room that they’ve been imprisoned in by Old Nick (Bridgers). As Jack begins to understand more about the world and why they are held captive, the two begin to plot their escape into the great big world that lay outside their walls. “When I was small, I only knew small things. But now I’m five, I know everything!” Review by Eddie on 18/01/2016 It says a lot about the quiet yet assured power of Room that despite the fact half of Lenny Abrahamson’s film takes place in the titular and small “room” or really prison that Brie Larsons Ma and her son Jack played by impressive newcomer Jacob Tremblay are kept in, scenes in the film constantly engage the viewer through terrific performances, a taught and sharp script by Emma Donaghue (who here adapts her own book)…

Film Review – Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – Beasts of No Nation (2015) Director – Cary Joji Fukunaga (Jane Eyre) Cast – Abrahma Attah, Idris Elba Plot – In the midst of a fiery civil war in an African nation, young boy Agu (Attah) finds himself under the command of a violent, yet charismatic commandant (Elba) who leads his band of men and boys on a path of destruction through the heart of the war torn country. “I just want to be happy in this life” Review by Eddie on 21/10/2015 While his early films Sin Nombre and in particular Jane Eyre marked him as a talent to keep a keen eye on, it was last year’s first season of True Detective that catapulted young director Cary Joji Fukunaga to not only be one of the brightest young filmmakers in the industry, but a unique storyteller with more than enough artistic vision to boot. Riding the tidal wave of the HBO backed show’s success, viewers have been eagerly awaiting Fukunaga’s next move, a move which…

Film Review – Trash (2014)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – Trash (2014) Director – Stephen Daldry (The Hours) Cast – Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, Gabriel Weinstein, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen Plot – Teenage boys Raphael (Tevez), Gardo (Luis) and Rato (Weinstein) find themselves in a world of trouble in the harsh surrounds of Brazil after the come into the possession of a wallet found at their local dump that possesses secrets more valuable than a wad full of cash.  “Don’t waste your life fighting battles that make you bitter or make you dead” Review by Eddie on 12/10/2015 Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry’s latest film focused around the younger generation is most certainly not the feel good movie you may have been expecting. After either hearing about Trash or even seeing the films front cover one may be expecting a feel good romp but Trash’s greatest success and also in some ways its greatest weakness is the fact that it’s not afraid to go dark, real dark making it an uneasy mix between family adventure and…

Film Review – The Good Lie (2014)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – The Good Lie (2014) Director – Philippe Falardeau (It’s Not Me, I Swear!) Cast – Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany, Emmanuel Jal, Kuoth Wiel, Corey Stoll Plot – A group of Sudanese refugees known as The Lost Boys of Sudan are transported to America in hope of a better life. Led by kindly Mamere (Oceng) the group are supported on their arrival to America by job provider Carrie (Witherspoon) who slowly starts to realise just what trials these young people have overcome in their war torn birth nation.  “It is a sin not to give to those in need” Review by Eddie on 6/10/2015 While its very much cut from the same cloth as films like The Blind Side and its story reeks of Hollywood sap, you’d be hard pressed to not find enjoyment in this based around real life stories The Good Lie, a film that more than likely bypassed cinemas near you upon release last year and failed to find an…

*NEW* MISS YOU ALREADY REVIEW *NEW*

Originally posted on The MAD MOVIE RANTER:
This cheesy little flick is one not to miss. The friendship between two life-long girlfriends (Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore) is put to the test when one starts a family and the other falls ill. The incredibly cheesy opening sequence didn’t set high hopes for me as we skimmed through the early years of Jess and Milly’s friendship. I wasn’t sure if my inner cynic would be able to tolerate the fluffy melodrama. Especially after watching Milly’s ‘rockstar’ wedding. However, that all changed when Milly received her diagnosis. It was a sobering punch as we watched the doctor break the news. This completely changed the tone of the film and made for an easygoing, heartfelt and well acted drama. Collette and Barrymore were a great pairing. The subject matter was dealt with very well. We witness Milly undergoing chemotherapy and see the toll that it takes on her body. It was a slow burning transition as the pair are all smiles and giggles through the initial sessions. The wig sequence was…

*NEW* A WALK IN THE WOODS REVIEW *NEW*

Originally posted on The MAD MOVIE RANTER:
A walk to remember? Jog on. A watchable if incredibly tame affair sees two ageing screen icons having fun. Shame, it didn’t live up to much. After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) returns to the US, where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends (Nick Nolte). From the opening, I knew Redford would be a perfect Bryson. Quick witted and bored. We watch the frustrated travel writer meander along. Uninterested with life and New Hampshire. His awkward socializing at a funeral said it all. A passing comment from a morning show host about never travelling in his own back yard and it isn’t long before Bryson yearns for another adventure. And what a trek. The 2,200 mile Appalachian trail. Emma Thompson was delightful as Bryson’s long suffering spouse. She worked well with Redford. I was disappointed to see so little of her. I would have been happy to watch…