Superb Owl’s Trailer Hootenanny #7

Back I swoop after taking the Easter weekend off. I just can’t concentrate on movie trailer with all those delicious little bunnies hopping around! Anyway, now I’ve gorged myself (on chocolate eggs, relax), it’s back to hootenannying and there ain’t no hootenanny like a Superb Owl hootenanny ‘cos a Superb Owl hootenanny don’t stop [except for Easter].

How To Talk To Girls At Parties (UK Release Date: 11 May 2018)

As I’m the bird who put the ‘hoot’ in hootenanny, I need little instructions when it comes to partying but for those humans or – ahem – others who need some instructions, this is the movie for you. It’s got quite the cast and quite the pedigree, given it’s based on a short story by Neil Gaiman, stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Ruth Wilson and is directed by John Cameron Mitchell (of “Headwig And The Angry Itch”) and the trailer promises some down-to-earth out-of-this-world sci-fi comedy shenanigans. Croydon has never seemed so alien.*

Hoot Rating:

*- This is not strictly true.

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (UK Release Date: T’wit-T’who knows?)

The hoot rating for this is almost off the carts given it’s hard to believe, even for one as wise as me, that this film actually exists, almost two decades after Director Terry Gilliam started trying to make it. Even the ‘official’ trailer feels more like a bootleg fan adit and wishful thinking. With Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce, Olga Kurylenko and Stellan Skarsgård on board, the signs are promising for another deliciously surreal slice of Gilliam’s signature sci-fi/ fantasy shenanigans. I’d say I can’t wait, but so far that’s all anyone’s been able to do with this movie!

Hoot Rating:

Johnny English Strikes Again (UK Release Date: 12 October 2018)

When I first saw this, I thought that it looked like Danny Boyle has done a bang-up job and that Daniel Craig finally seemed to be enjoying the role but then I realised that no, this wasn’t “Bond 25” but, improbably, “Johnny English 3”. Now, the thing is, the eldest of my Owlets absolutely loves the Johnny English movies and, if you’ve got hatchlings of your own, you’ll know that often you end up liking what they love. I’ve got a lot of time for Rowan Atkinson’s silly super spy and while I wish it hued closer to Blackadder than Bean in its comedy stylings, I’ll be happily roosted in my cinema seat when this opens.

Hoot Rating:

That’s all for this week. Superb Owl out.

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