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
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)
Danny Ocean’s estranged sister Debbie (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect all-female crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita, and Constance.
Rating . . . PG-13 . Language . Drug Use . Some Suggestive Comments
Genre . . . Action . Comedy . Crime
Length . . . 1h 50m
Released (USA) . . . 8th June 2018
Director . . . Gary Ross (The Hunger Games)
Writers . . . Gary Ross & Olivia Milch
Stars . . .
Sandra Bullock . . . Debbie Ocean
Cate Blanchett . . . Lou
Anne Hathaway . . . Daphne Kluger
Sarah Paulson . . . Tammy
The cast is extensive . . .
Feel drawn into the Haiku Challenge. Give it a go. If you write . share your Haiku in the comment section. j.k ❣🌈😃
SHARE THE DREAMS
Illness strikes the muse
Her challenge awake in dreams
Creates no limits
© j.kiley 2018
Following its young lead as she battles the frustrations of her illness of M.E. & frustration with her mother, she is becoming more and more obsessed with horses. She begins to write a story which brings her a feeling of joy & excitement. When you’re stuck in yourself . writing is one of the better forms to express yourself to the world. Stewart’s 26-minute film takes a very internal story and makes it relatable and accessible by injecting it with energy and humour.
Wild Horses by Rory Stewart
Rated . . . PG
Genre . . . Fantasy . Comedy . Illness
Length . . . 26m 12s
Written and Directed by Rory Alexander Stewart
Producer – Rebecca Smith
Cinematographer – Samira Oberberg
– Cannes Film Festival – Cinefondation
– Encounters Short Film Festival
– Raindance (Nominated Best UK Short)
– British Short Film Festival Berlin (Nominated Best UK Short)
– Glasgow Short Film Festival
– Belgrade Auteur Fest
– Denver International Film Festival
Haiku Review of the short film Writer’s Workshop. If you feel challenged join in and write your own Haiku. Leave it in the comment section. Thank you. j.k
Does cruel heal wounds
Sharp-tongued slithering critiques
Hell’s words speak loudest
© j.kiley 2018
Writer’s Workshop | Ryan Francis Johnson
Rating . . . R (Content)
Genre . . . Comedy . Dark Comedy . Narrative
Length . . . 11m 27s
Aspiring writer, Jeremy, attends an exclusive writer’s workshop session. A dark, absurdist look at the world of peer review.
Haiku Review of the short film Fast and Loose. If you feel challenged join in and write you own Haiku. Leave it in the comment section. Thank you. j.k
Rock against the undertoad
Read alphabet soup
© j.kiley 2018
Fast and Loose | Whitmer Thomas
Rating . . . MATURE
Genre . . . Comedy . Narrative
Length . . . 14m 32s
A young man plays fast and loose with unwarranted advice and confusing intimate relationships.
Written and Directed by Whitmer Thomas
After watching the short film Happiness . If you like to write a HAIKU REVIEW – leave Haiku in the Comment section of this post or your own . Express the views you feel about the ‘Moveable Painting’ …
A new short will appear on Fridays so feel the Muse when it happens.
One of the ways to write Haiku is using the 5-7-5 syllable combination . often writing one or more verses. It is an option . not a rule. Enjoy the fun and creativity of 1st) viewing the short film . 2nd) looking for your Haiku and creating it 3rd) sharing it if you so desire.
Here’s to the Haiku Review Challenge
Cheers! – j.kiley
Wanting something now
Later not what it presents
What is the hurry
© j.kiley ‘18
Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen
Happiness | Steve Cutts
The story of a rodent’s unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfillment.
Directed and animated by Steve Cutts.
‘Habanera’ by Bizet
‘Morning Mood’ by Edvard Grieg
Genre: Animation . Society
Length: 4m 16s