Costume drama about strong women and Comedy about real friendship: all genres are good except boring, says Olga T.
The snow Queen: through the looking glass
- Premiere: January 1,
- Director: Alexey Tsitsilin, Robert Lance
What: in the fourth part of the film franchise the evil king wants to rid the world of magic. He confronts Gerda, to which come the trolls, pirates and even the snow Queen.
Why watch: if you’ve seen the previous three parts, the “why” question does not arise. But even if not, suddenly on the morning of January 1, you suddenly want something cosy, family-run and guaranteed a good ending? In General, you know where to go.
Mary Poppins comes back / Mary Poppins Returns
- Premiere: January 3, 2019
- Director: Rob Marshall
- Starring: Emily blunt, Julie Walters, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth
About: the London, the 30-ies of the last century. Jane and Michael banks grew long. His wife dies Michael, and he’s left alone with three children. And it suddenly comes back Mary Poppins – to restore the family’s faith in a miracle.
Why to watch: continuation of the famous movie “Mary Poppins”, filmed in 1964. By the way, Julie Andrews, who played there, was offered a small role, but she refused. Explained his refusal elegant – not to accidentally overshadow Emily blunt, who plays the wonderful nanny in the new film.
However, for me personally, the real Mary Poppins will forever remain Natalya Andreychenko from “Mary Poppins, goodbye!”. I wonder how much convincing in this role seems Emily blunt.
Start first / Second Act
- Premiere: January 10, 2019
- Director: Peter Segal
- Starring: Milo Ventimiglia, Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Lea remini, Freddie stroma
About Maya, about forty. She has no family, no career, no clear plans for the future. She works in a supermarket and dreams of a better life. With the help of fake web pages in social networks, she drew the attention of a major company and gets a job there. Now she needs to prove that the lines of a resume is not as important as talent and experience.
Why watch: When was the last time you saw a movie Jennifer Lopez at the life-affirming story from the “I can”? Yes, I agree, nothing new, but after the Christmas holidays (they always discourage me, and you?) this is a very timely message.
Family quick / Instant Family
- Premiere: January 24, 2019
- Director: Sean Anders
- Starring: mark Wahlberg, rose Byrne, Octavia Spencer, Izabela Moner
About: a married couple not wanting to have children of their own, decides to take foster. They think that teenagers are easier than toddlers. And, of course, very wrong.
Why to watch: at first glance, the film seems to pass story about family values, but there is one thing that interests me: why this couple adopted three children? Seen (or fancied?) I here a hint of intrigue, some clever fraud – like what was in the film “We’re the Millers”. Well, can not, simply can not be such that two adults in their right mind decided that with three almost adult foster children will be easier than with a baby! By the way, the Director is Sean Anders, just wrote the script for “the Millers”. On the other hand, he is the stupid writer of the movie “Dumb and dumber-2″… In General, I’m intrigued.
1+1: a Hollywood history / The Upside
- Premiere: January 10, 2019
- Director: Neil Berger
- Starring: Bryan Cranston, Kevin HART, Nicole Kidman, Amara Karan, Julianna Margulies, Tate Donovan, Golshifte farahani
About: Philip – wheelchair-bound billionaire, who needed an assistant. Dell is the poor man from the ghetto who needs a job. “1+1” — the story of their friendship, based on real events.
Why to watch: the”1+1″ became the most popular film of 2011 in France and in Hollywood he of course made a remake. The basis – story Koricancha wealthy businessman Philippe Pozzo di Borgo set out in his book “Second chance”. The author insisted that the film should not be a heavy drama about overcoming circumstances, and Comedy. Well, Comedy drama. The American version is designed in the same genre as the French. The role ( Bryan Cranston (“breaking bad”), Nicole Kidman and Kevin HART (“Jumanji”).
To bring Ben / Ben is Back
- Premiere: 17 Jan 2019
- Director: Peter Hedges
- Starring: Julia Roberts, Lucas hedges, Kathryn Newton, Courtney B. Vance, Tim, Gini
What: a Christmas Ben returns home, where have not been. His mother Holly is pleased to the sudden appearance of his son, but soon discovers that Ben came for a reason: he’s hiding from serious trouble. And, of course, she decides to save him.
Why to watch: the family drama on “Oscar” — with Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the sea”, 2016), written and filmed by Peter Hedges ( “My boy”. I don’t exactly miss it.
Two Queen / Mary Queen of Scots
- Premiere: 17 Jan 2019
- Director: Josie Rourke
- Starring: Margot Robbie, saoirse Ronan, Gemma Chan, David Tennant, guy Pearce, Jack Louden, Joe Alvin, Martin Compston, Brendan Coyle, Ismael Cruz
About: about the rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and Queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart, the pretender to the English throne.
Why to watch: how can you miss a movie with Saoirse Ronan (“Lady bird”) and Margot Robbie (“Tony against all”)? Last year, they faced in one nomination on “Oscar” — who knows, maybe this year the situation repeated. That’s so hard to say who is cooler – Good Queen Elizabeth I, whose reign is called the “Golden age of England”, or rebellious ruler of Scotland, Mary Stuart.
The Favorite / The Favourite
- Premiere: 31 January
- Director: The Yorgos Of Lanthimos
- Starring: Emma stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas hoult, Olivia Colman, Joe Elvin, mark Gatiss, Jenny Rainsford
About: the Beginning of the XVIII century, England’s war with France. Painful on the throne of Queen Anne, whose case leads her friend, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. In fact, it was she who ruled the country. In the Palace there is a new maid, Abigail, who is quickly gaining the Royal confidence. But the place of the main favorite of Anna is only one.
Why to watch: another drama with strong female roles and a great actress. Two “Oscar” laureate Rachel Weisz (“Eternal gardener”) and Emma stone (“La La land”) are fighting for a place under the sun at the court of the English Queen. Judging by the trailer, the battle will be for life and death.
And you what movies are going to go?