Review – ‘Joker’

“She always tells me to smile, and put on a happy face.” – Arthur Fleck Everyone who knows Batman, knows Joker. To many, the most well known villain in comic book history. He’s been portrayed many times on television and in films, even resulting in a posthumous Academy Award for Heath Ledger’s performance in 2009’s […]

Theatrical Releases – October 2019

“Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?” – Arthur Fleck Every month we take a look at which films are getting released. October has arrived and the biggest film festivals have screened some awards contenders. Let the hype begin! Please note – I will be discussing the October release list for […]

Review – Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

“Stories hurt, stories heal.” – Stella Nicholls Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is based on the children’s book series of the same name by Alvin Schwartz. I never grew up reading these books, or even had I heard of them, until I got notified of Guillermo del Toro writing the screenplay for this […]

Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson Thriller ‘Wounds’ Sets Release Date with First Trailer

“Don’t Call It In” After premiering earlier this year at Sundance, news around Wounds died down. Until Hulu premiered a trailer for the thriller today, setting a US-release date – October 18. The film, written and directed by Babak Anvari (Under the Shadow) based on the Nathan Balliingrud novella The Invisible Filth, follows a New Orleans […]

Review – Abominable

“Find your way home.“ The somewhat recently by Universal Pictures acquired animation studio Dreamworks Animation, who we all know from box office and critical success franchises such as ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ and ‘Shrek’, is back with a new story that tries to win over young audiences with its cuteness-factor and older audiences with […]

Sam Worthington Goes Looking For His Family in First Trailer for Netflix Thriller ‘Fractured’

From director Brad Anderson (The Machinist) and writer Alan B. McElroy (Wrong Turn-franchise), Fractured tells the story of Ray Monroe (Sam Worthington). When Ray and his wife Joanne (Lily Rabe) rush their daughter to the emergency room of a nearby hospital after she is hurt in an accident. After being sent away for further testing, […]

Paramount Pictures Releases Official Trailer ‘The Rhythm Section’

“Think of your heart as the drums, your breathing as the bass.“ Watch the first official trailer for THE RHYTHM SECTION, from director Reed Morano. Starring Blake Lively, Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown. In cinemas February 20, 2020. Blake Lively stars as Stephanie Patrick, an ordinary woman on a path of self-destruction after her family […]

Mark Ruffalo Stars in Todd Haynes’ Legal Drama ‘Dark Waters’ Trailer

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Dark Waters, the new drama from director Todd Haynes based on Nathaniel Rich’s New York Times Magazine article “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare.” Inspired by a shocking true story, a tenacious attorney (Ruffalo) uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one […]

New Trailer for Whodunnit ‘Knives Out’

Acclaimed writer and director Rian Johnson (Brick, Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) pays tribute to mystery mastermind Agatha Christie in KNIVES OUT, a fresh, modern-day murder mystery where everyone is a suspect. When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc […]

Review – Ad Astra

“To the stars“ From the start, Ad Astra had some post production issues, which resulted in seriously delaying the release of the film. It was delayed many times because James Gray (The Lost City of Z) wanted to perfect the VFX for the movie. Additionally, Disney acquired Fox and the previous release date coincided with […]