BlacKkKlansman | a movie trailer

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BlacKkKlansman (2018)

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

Crazy Rich Asians | a movie trailer

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)

The Wife | a movie trailer

The Wife

Rating . . . R
Genre . . . Drama
Length . . . 2h 40m
Release . . . 17th August 2918 (USA)

Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman – and you’re about to meet her. It is crucial you get to know this woman – many of us already do and don’t even realise it. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humour. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. And Joan’s reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan’s coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career. The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

Glenn Close . . . Joan Castleton
Jonathan Pryce . . . Joe Castleton
Max Irons . . . David Castleman
Elizabeth McGovern . . . Elaine Mozell
Christian Slater . . . Nathaniel Bone

Director . . . Björn Runge
Writers . . . Jane Anderson (screenplay) . . . Meg Wolitzer (novel)

The Bookshop | a movie trailer

The Bookshop

Rating . . .PG
Genre . . . Drama
Length . . . 1h 53m
Release 24 August 2018 (USA)

Emily Mortimer . . . Florence Green
Bill Nighy . . . Mr. Brundish
Patricia Clarkson . . . Mrs. Gamart

Director: Isabel Coixet
Writers: Isabel Coixet (screenplay)

Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name; ‘The Bookshop’ is set in 1959, Florence Green (Emily Mortimer), a free spirited widow, puts grief behind her and risks everything to open up a bookshop – the first such shop in the sleepy seaside town of Hardborough, England. Fighting damp, cold and considerable local apathy she struggles to establish herself but soon her fortunes change for the better. By exposing the narrow minded local townsfolk to the best literature of the day including Nabokov’s scandalizing “Lolita” and Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”, she opens their eyes thereby causing a cultural awakening in a town which has not changed for centuries. Her activities bring her a kindred spirit and ally in the figure of Mr. Brundish (Bill Nighy) who is himself sick of the town’s stale atmosphere. But this mini social revolution soon brings her fierce enemies: she invites the hostility of the town’s less prosperous shopkeepers and also crosses Mrs. Gamart (Patricia Clarkson…)

Ocean’s 8 | movie trailer

Ocean’s 8

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 . . .

The Party (2017) UK | movie trailers | Haiku Review


The Challenge is to write a HAIKU REVIEW after watching the movie trailer for the film The Party (2017) UK . Feel free to write in Single – Couplet – Triplet Haiku Verses using 17 syllables per verse . Lines in 5-7-5 . Try to Review the short film below as close to your interpretation of what you viewed and how all your senses responded to it. Think of it as looking at a moveable painting.

If you decide to take on the HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE . Leave your Haiku in the Comment Section of this post on ‘the secret keeper’ . so others will be able to view what you have created. I will be posting my own HAIKU REVIEW just above the video of The Party (2017) UK.

If this film doesn’t inspire . don’t worry. A new short film will appear every Friday for you to try your skills at the WEEKLY HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE .

Here’s to engaging in the Haiku Review Challenge | Clinks & Cheers! – j.kiley

“THE PARTY is a comedy wrapped around a tragedy. It starts as a celebration and ends with blood on the floor.”

by j.kiley

Abrasive champagne
Truth . revenge . baby goes boom
Play . party . power

© j.kiley ‘17

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

The Party (2017) UK

Rating . . . R (Language . Content . Political)
Genre . . . Comedy . Drama . Dark Humor
Film Length . . . 1h 11m

Director & Writer . . . Sally Potter

Stars . . .
Patricia Clarkson . . . . .April
Bruno Ganz . . . . . . Gottfried
Cherry Jones . . . . . . .Martha
Emily Mortimer . . . . . . Jinny
Cillian Murphy . . . . . . . Tom
Kristin Scott Thomas . . . Janet
Timothy Spall . . . . . . . Bill

What should be a discreet soirée of the bourgeoisie quickly descends into chaos as the (mostly) genteel guests one-up each other with dramatic announcements and secrets bubble over until everything bursts.

“Stingingly funny … conceived during the 2015 election, filmed over a fortnight during the Brexit referendum, The Party eviscerates a political class that has lost its way.” – Evening Standard

Anonymous Viewer:
” . . . 5/5 Excellent. Wonderful acting, wonderful directing, wonderful cinematography, very sharp and funny writing. The audience at the cinema I was at burst into applause when the credits rolled, which is something I have not seen for a while.”

A Happy Birthday Tribute for Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews was born Eighty-two (82) years ago today . October 01 1935

I want to wish Julie the Happiest of Birthdays with this short pictorial of memories I have felt in my life due to who she has been through the years so far.

Julie Andrews . No longer Maria . She is a transformation of all she experienced during her life time as far as it has come. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIE . I hope you have many more decades to go to continue learning and enjoying the depth of your life.

Camelot with Richard Birton as King Arthur opposite Julie as his Queen Guenevere. Between Camelot . My Fair Lady . and Boyfriend . I listened thousands of hours and many new albums . needed to be replaced. I was in love. She is spectacular. I love many actors for their talent and personalities but Julie Andrews has stood out more brightly than anyone I have ever seen. She is a STAR and Julie will SPARKLE INFINITELY.

This photo is taken around the time of Julie and Carol Burnett were preparing to perform together for the first time at Carnegie Hall and it is the first time I saw either perform or even knew who they were. I was a wee one at the time. I was literally and figuratively blown away by both of them and particularly Julie Andrews. Wow.

A shot of Julie in the first film I watched her in. This is from The Americanization of Emily . the best of the Anti-War films.

A collection of clips when put together . there appears the Practically Perfect in Every Way .  Mary Poppins.

One of the most breathtaking scenes . their dancing together made it hard for me to breath . also.

Breathtaking Dance Scene from The Sound of Music

The Laendler . Maria and the Captain Dancing

“You’re face is all red.” “Is it? I don’t suppose I’m used to dancing.” (The children were making their observant but innocent comments).

Julie Andrews and her husband Blake Edwards Hugging. It was on 31 Dec 1993 in Gstaad, Switzerland

Like so many . I wished Julie was my mom . my grandmother told me Julie should be my mom . that was before my gram died when I was too young to lose her. So Julie did become my mom . a not too distant surrogate.

One of my favorite songs Julie sang . . .

The opening of The Sound of Music with Julie singing . dancing . and being blown over by a helicopter as it filmed her scene from above.

Some words from Julie Andrews I found touching and philosophical.

“Once in a while I experience an emotion onstage that is so gut-wrenching, so heart-stopping, that I could weep with gratitude and joy. The feeling catches and magnifies so rapidly that it threatens to engulf me.” ― Julie Andrews Edwards, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years

“Remember: the amateur works until he can get it right. The professional works until he cannot go wrong.” ― Julie Andrews Edwards, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years