Love Actually [extensive cast] Emma Thompson. Hugh Grant. Alan Rickman. & the list goes on.
My top favorite Christmas film. Love. Joy. Screwy & Screw-ups.
All of London is in love — or longing to be — in Four Weddings and a Funeral writer Richard Curtis’ first directorial effort. Billed as “the ultimate romantic comedy,” Love Actually involves more than a dozen main characters, each weaving his or her way into another’s heart over the course of one particularly eventful Christmas. The seemingly perfect wedding of Juliet (Keira Knightley) and Peter (Chiwetel Ejiofor) brings many of the principals together, including heartsick best man Mark (Andrew Lincoln), who harbors a very unrequited crush on Juliet. There’s also recent widower Daniel (Liam Neeson), trying to help his lonely stepson Sam (Thomas Sangster) express his true feelings to a classmate. Across town, devoted working mother Karen (Emma Thompson) tries to rekindle the passion of her husband, Harry (Alan Rickman), who secretly pines for a young colleague of his. In the same office, the lonely Sarah (Laura Linney) not-so-secretly pines for a man just a few desks away (Rodrigo Santoro), who returns her affections but may not be able to dissuade her neuroses. Providing the unofficial soundtrack for all of the couples is an aging rocker (Bill Nighy) who just wants to cash in and get laid — but even he might find a meaningful relationship in the most unlikely of places. A working print of Love Actually premiered at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Michael Hastings, Rovi
Rating: R (for sexuality, nudity and language)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Length: 2h 15m
Directed By: Richard Curtis
Written By: Richard Curtis
Studio: Universal Pictures
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Coen Brothers
Ethan & Joel Coen for ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Rating . . . R (for Bloody, Bloody Violence in the Coen Brothers’ fashion)
Length . . . 2h 8m
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a six-part Western anthology film, a series of tales about the American frontier told through the unique and incomparable voice of Joel and Ethan Coen. Each chapter tells a distinct story about the American West. (For a more detailed description of the Coen Brothers film go to this LINK). I’m not usually a Western Film Fan but I am an avid Coen Brothers Fan. Enjoyed all of their films no matter how violent they can be. This films looks and sounds intriguing. All prepared to watch it on Netflix after November 16th 2018. (See below for more details.)
Watch The Ballad of Buster Scruggs only on Netflix Streaming Service and in Theatres starting November 16th 2018. Its first appearance was at the New York Film Festival on Saturday October 6th & on Tuesday October 9th 2018.
A Star Is Born (2018)
Rating . . . R
Length . . . 2h 15min
Genre . . . Drama . Music . Musical
In Theatres 5 October 2018 (USA)
A musician helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Stars: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Sam Elliott
Director: Bradley Cooper
Writers: Eric Roth (screenplay by), Bradley Cooper (screenplay by)
After World War II, Hitler’s deadliest lieutenant escaped.
Operation Finale (2018)
Rated . . . PG-13 disturbing thematic content and related violent images, and for some language
Genre . . . Biography | Drama | History | Thriller
15 years after World War II, a team of secret agents are brought together to track down Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust.
Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Haley Lu Richardson, Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley
Director: Chris Weitz
Rated . . . R
Genre . . . Biography | Comedy | Crime | Drama
Length . . . 2h 15m
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
Stars: John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace
Director: Spike Lee
Some missions are not a choice.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018)
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Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission gone wrong.
Rated . . . PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language
Genre . . . Action . Adventure . Thriller
Length . . . 2h 27m
Released . . . 27 July 2018 (USA)
By combining a complex plot for thinkers, an action-adventure for thrill-seekers, and a buddy-comedy dynamic for those still on the fence, (it’s) prebuilt to accomplish what few can: appeal to just about everyone and sacrifice nothing for it. . . Kevin A. Ranson . MovieCrypt.com
Tom Cruise . . . Ethan Hunt
Henry Cavill . . . August Walker
Ving Rhames . . . Luther Stickell
Simon Pegg . . . Benji Dunn
Angela Bassett . . . Erica Sloan
Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Crazy Rich Asians
Ratings . . . PG-13 (some language and content)
Genre . . . Comedy
Length . . . (None Listed Anywhere Yet)
Release . . . 15th August 2018 (USA)
The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick’s (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he’s perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.
Constance Wu (Fresh off the Boat) . . . Rachel Chu
Michelle Yeoh . . . Eleanor Young
Henry Golding . . . Nick Young
Director: Jon M. Chu
Writers: Peter Chiarelli (screenplay) . Kevin Kwan (the book the film is based on is the first part of a trilogy)