Hi people. Hope you had fun with Jollyhood’s weekend movie. Don’t forget to send in your thoughts about it. My weekend was a blast, with a live “Movie Review” with my rad teens from David’s Army. I had so much fun that I’m considering having one with you “much older folks” (tongue in cheek). So, stay tuned, while I work out the details and get back to y’all.
Ok, before we dive right into what we love the most, (the movies of course) I’m gonna need us to confirm a rumour… Is it true that Disney is releasing its first ever gay themed cartoon, about two princes that discover happily ever after with each other? Ewww! Shudder! It doesn’t bear thinking about, much more saying it aloud. It’s supposedly meant to teach children about tolerance, divorce and the modern family, but I just wonna ask “ARE THEY OUT OF THEIR MINDS?” Hollywood’s is in no position to teach our kids morals (like they’ve got any). Isn’t it bad enough that they have to poke this gay propaganda in our faces with every American series we watch, now they want to teach our children that it’s OK to be “anomalies.” No way! Thanks but no thanks! It better stay a rumour, Disney or I’m going to be #SanepeoplebycottDisneyprogrammes. Yeah, that’s we roll.
To the good stuff, the year has seen the release of a couple of amazing films, the not so amazing, the box office breakers, and the box office bombs. But there are still a couple of films to watch out for, Suicide Squad apart. With all the noise I’ve heard about this film, I just hope its worth. Anyway, a look at other ones, we can look out for:
STAR TREK BEYOND
The highly anticipated next installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, to be released in July 22nd, returns with director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious” franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. It stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Joe Taslim, Sofia Boutella, and Idris Elba.
Joshy’s friends aren’t going to let his cancelled wedding get in the way of the bachelor party. Release Date is August 12. And it starrs Adam Pally, Alex Ross Perry, Nick Kroll, Brett Gelman, Aubrey Plaza, Jenny Slate, Lauren Graham, Alison Brie, and Jake Johnson.
To be released November 4th, DreamWorks Animation’s TROLLS is an irreverent comedy extravaganza with incredible music! From the genius creators of SHREK, TROLLS stars Anna Kendrick as Poppy, the optimistic leader of the Trolls, and her polar opposite, Branch, played by Justin Timberlake. Together, this unlikely pair of Trolls must embark on an adventure that takes them far beyond the only world they’ve ever known.
A Sci-Fi, thriller directed by Luke Scott about a corporate troubleshooter (Kate Mara) sent to a remote, top-secret location, where she is to investigate and evaluate a terrifying accident. She learns the event was triggered by a seemingly innocent “human,” who presents a mystery of both infinite promise and incalculable danger. Release date September 2nd.
The world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” On January 15, 2009, when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career. Release date is September 9th. Directed by Clint Eastwood. It stars Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, and Laura Linney.
BRIDGET JONES’S BABY
Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’s Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting.
After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father. Release date September 16th.
BLEED FOR THIS
Based on a true life story, this is the incredible tale of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning 2 world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, doctors tell him he may never walk again. With the help of renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny becomes a legend when he not only walks again, but miraculously returns to the ring to reclaim his title belt only a year after the accident. Release date is November 23rd.
Coming to Cinemas December 25th and starring James Franco, Bryan Cranston, and Megan Mullaly. An overprotective but loving dad and his family visit his daughter at Stanford, where he meets his biggest nightmare: her well-meaning but socially awkward Silicon Valley billionaire boyfriend, who he considers a wildly inappropriate match for his daughter. The one-sided rivalry-and panic level-escalates when he learns the billionaire may is about to pop the question.
Add these movies to all the cool upcoming series, and I think we’ve got the year covered. More gist coming your way next Tuesday. Do have a great week guys. XoXo!