If you would like to read my thoughts on the first trailer, click here. Another movie off my list of most anticipated movies of 2016, for obvious reasons. This may not be the next episode but it’s still Star Wars. The fact that it isn’t an episode and has its own story just makes it even more fascinating. Being a Star Wars movie, it still has all the spectacle and all the usual excitement in which the series provides. For the few who don’t know, the story here is about a group of rebels, led by a woman named Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), attempt to steal the plans for the Death Star in a prequel to the original trilogy. I’ll just say that the end of the trailer took my breath away. The movie also stars Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen (who we still haven’t seen), and Forest Whitaker. We now are just four months away from the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on December 16th, 2016.
Although I’ve been posting a pair of old reviews every Sunday, I would also like this to eventually be a thing too. Because of the sheer scope of this, I thought it would be unwise to present it on Sunday so I decided to do it here. If you’ve been following my site for a while, you’d know that in anticipation of the release of the 24th movie in the Bond series, Spectre, I reviewed every Bond movie.
In the 1940s, New York socialite Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep) dreams of becoming a great opera singer. Unfortunately, her ambition far exceeds her talent. The voice Florence hears in her head is beautiful, but to everyone else it is quite lousy. Her husband St. Clair (Hugh Grant) goes to extreme lengths to make sure his wife never finds out how awful she truly is. When Florence announces her plans for a concert at Carnegie Hall, St. Clair soon realizes that he’s facing his greatest challenge yet.