Star Wars: The Force Awakens Final Trailer

After months of anticipation, Lucasfilm and Disney finally released the full trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. After hints at the plot in two teaser trailers, this final trailer finally reveals… more hints at the plot. I’m very impressed with how, in typical JJ Abrams style, the trailer retains the mystery surrounding the film. It shows a few character moments and a lot of action, but really nothing about the plot. Continue reading “Star Wars: The Force Awakens Final Trailer”

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Janis: Little Girl Blue – The Joplin Doc

“Janis was fearless with her pain and with her truth.”

The first trailer for Janis: Little Girl Blue is out. This documentary feature, directed by Amy Berg (of Deliver us from Evil previously), recently debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. The biography of Janis Joplin (a troubled and misunderstood rock & roll legend from the 60s) paints a familiar picture to anyone familiar with (the more recent member of the 27 club) Amy Winehouse. The film, which promises to show the human being behind the rock icon, got favourable reviews and generated positive buzz after showing at TIFF, and I can’t wait for a local release. Continue reading “Janis: Little Girl Blue – The Joplin Doc”

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Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

Spectre – The road leading up to James Bond’s latest adventure

When Daniel Craig stepped up as the latest in a long line of actors to portray James Bond, it came with a bigger responsibility than usual: Not only were the producers recasting the lead role in their hugely successful film franchise, but they were also rebooting the series. 2006’s Casino Royale, an adaptation of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, explored the character as a younger, more flawed, and less experienced secret agent. It reignited the series, and this year’s Spectre might just be the resultant inferno. Continue reading “Spectre – The road leading up to James Bond’s latest adventure”

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Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

Sam Smith releases Spectre Theme song “Writing’s on the Wall”

Releasing “Writing’s on the wall”, Sam Smith is now the first British male solo singer of a James Bond theme song since 1965. Stream the song’s debut on Britain’s Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw here.

Writing’s on the Wall was co-written by Smith and fellow Grammy Award winner Jimmy Nape. “It’s the quickest I’ve ever written a song,” says Smith. “It took 20 minutes – and they loved it. I love the song so much.” Continue reading “Sam Smith releases Spectre Theme song “Writing’s on the Wall””

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Hardcore poster

The most HARDCORE trailer I’ve seen in months

Remember Biting Elbows’ Bad Motherfucker music video? Also sometimes sold as a short film called “Insane office escape 2”? Remember Sharlto Copley? Youknow, Wikus van der Merwe from District 9? Remember all those violent first-person shooter video games you love playing? Well, all those things are coming together in a very unique feature action film called Hardcore. Continue reading “The most HARDCORE trailer I’ve seen in months”

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The Jungle Book (2016)

Scarlett Johansson seduces in the Jungle Book teaser trailer

I had a dream once where Scarlett Johansson tried to seduce me. Then it came true in the first teaser trailer for The Jungle Book. That’s the upcoming 3D live-action remake of the 1967 Disney classic. I absolutely love the look of the film, and the amazing cast is sure to impress: Continue reading “Scarlett Johansson seduces in the Jungle Book teaser trailer”

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Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

When Marty McFly arrives: Back to the Future 2 at The Bioscope

What’s that? Oh, only the sequel to one of the BEST MOVIES EVER [Surprisingly, part II is a pretty good movie itself]. Being shown in a cinema. Where you can experience it with an audience.

ON THE EXACT DATE THAT MARTY MCFLY ARRIVES IN 2015 IN THE FILM.

Can you tell that I’m excited? Continue reading “When Marty McFly arrives: Back to the Future 2 at The Bioscope”

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Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.