Category Archives: Crime

HOTEL ARTEMIS (2018): New Trailer from Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Sterling K. Brown, Dave Bautista, Jeff Goldblum…

Hotel Artemis (2018), Sofia Boutella
Hotel Artemis (2018), Sofia Boutella

Written / directed by Drew Pearce, Hotel Artemis is a new crime / action movie set in a -near future riot-torn version of LA.

Starring Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Jeff Goldblum and Sterling K. Brown, the story ofHotel Artemis follows a nurse (Foster) who runs a secret members-only emergency room for criminals…

There’s quite a lot going on in this trailer yet no major stand out moments that have me super excited, even though the plot is unique. I remain hopeful though – because of Foster, Goldblum and serious badass Boutella.

Charlie Day, Zachary Quinto, Jenny Slate and Fatimah Hassan also star.

Hotel Artemis Release Dates: July 20th, 2018 (UK);

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DARK CRIMES (2018): New Trailer From Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas…

Dark Crimes (2018), Jim Carrey
Dark Crimes (2018), Jim Carrey

Based on David Grann’s 2008 article, True Crimes – A Postmodern Murder Mystery, director Alexandros Avranas’s Dark Crimes is a thriller about the murder investigation of a slain business man.

Starring Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marton Csokas, said investigation leads to an author’s book which happens to feature an eerily similar crime…

I badly want this to be a good and worthy crime / thriller; particularly since the last film in this genre that I was excited about (Hangman 2017) didn’t turn out as well as hoped

With memories of how much I enjoyed Carrey in The Truman Show (1998) still intact, I’m remaining  hopeful.

Kati Outinen, Vlad Ivanov, Agata Kulesza and Anna Polony also star.

Dark Crimes Release Dates: May 11th, 2018 (US)…

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UNDER THE SILVER LAKE (2018): New Trailer Starring Andrew Garfield, Sydney Sweeney, Riley Keough…

Under The Silver Lake (2018), Andrew Garfield
Under The Silver Lake (2018), Andrew Garfield

Under The silver Lake is a crime / thriller about a man obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul’s murder and the kidnapping of a girl.

Directed by David Robert Mitchell;  Andrew Garfield, Sydney Sweeney and Riley Keough star…

This looks different, in a good way.

Under The Silver Lake Release Dates: June 22nd, 2018 (US)…

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THE OUTSIDER (2018): New Trailer Starring Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shîna…

The Outsider (2018), Jared Leto
The Outsider (2018), Jared Leto

The Outsider tells the story of an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza (transnational organized crimesyndicate) during post-WWII Japan.

Directed by Martin Zandvliet; the key cast includes Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shîna…

I’m always ready for some slick onscreen badassery. Therefore, having seen this trailer, I’m now  even more excited about the The Equalizer (2014) sequel because towards the end of Leto’s trailer, I was reminded of my favourite scene in The Equalizer. The one that involves a very swift move with a gun.

May this please be one of the better Netflix movies.

The Outsider Release Dates: February 28th 2018 / March 9th, 2018 (US)…

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BOMB CITY (2017): New Trailer Starring Dave Davis, Glenn Morshower, Logan Huffman…

Bomb City (2017), Dave Davis
Bomb City (2017), Dave Davis

Bomb City is a crime-drama about the cultural aversion of a group of punk rockers in a conservative Texas town. Their ongoing battle with a rival, more-affluent clique leads to a controversial hate crime that questions the morality of American justice.

Directed by Jameson Brooks; Dave DavisGlenn Morshower and Logan Huffman star.

I’m intrigued because it’s based on a true story and this trailer is well made. If I’m honest though, a part of me doesn’t want to see Bomb City because it’s so dark it will likley change my mood for at least a few hours on day of viewing. Additionally, a scene in this trailer reminds me of one of the most terrifying things about Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals (2016).

Maybe the right mood will hit and watch this anyway, especially if it’s a sunny day and because I want to see some good courtroom action.

Bomb City Release Dates: February 9th, 2018 (US)…

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BRIGHT (2017): The Things I Liked…

Bright (2017), Edgar Ramirez
Bright (2017), Edgar Ramirez

Directed by David Ayer (End Of Watch (2012) and starring Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez, Bright is a buddy / cop movie set in a world where humans live alongside fantasy creatures. It’s also a film that isn’t quite all I wished it to be.

The issues I have with Bright start with the story. Perhaps the fact of fantasy and sci-fi not being my go-to genres has something to do with it but I just didn’t fully buy into the world the story occupies. I’m not even sure that the truth of how Orcs, elves, fairies and humans came to co-exist in LA let alone planet Earth was properly explained. Then there’s the fact that due to pacing and one or two other unfortunate factors, the movie did’t really get particularly interesting for me until ‘the cop shooting’ that happens approximately forty minutes in. Even then, I still found myself thinking about how much more I enjoyed End Of Watch, especially the story and co-star chemistry.

I’m certainly not saying that I think Bright is all bad – because if it were, I’d have stopped watching long before the end, the way I recently did with A Bad Mom’s Christmas (2017). The things I did enjoy about Ayer’s movie start with the vibrant graffiti in the opening sequence, followed by the impressive Orc prosthetics. Then there’s Noomi Rapace’s villain character, particularly the way she fought and dressed. Last but in no way least, I rather liked how well Edgar Ramirez wore his elf / vampire look. It was very much a greater highlight than expected.

A thought that entered my mind soon after I hit ‘play’ on Bright was, I bet Will Smith is super happy about not having to wear any Orc prosthetics or makeup. I know I would be. Who said that acting isn’t hard work?’

Give Bright a chance if you’re curious enough. Or you can always watch / re-watch End Of Watch, if not some other good buddy / cop movie.

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WATCH THE SUNSET (2017): New Trailer From Tristan Barr, Michael Gosden, Chelsea Zeller…

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Directed, written by and starring Tristan Barr plus Michael Gosden, Watch The Sunset is the story of a man whose past comes back to haunt him resulting in his estranged family becoming tangled in its web…

Watch The Sunset is a movie based on real events and shot in one take. The latter and this promising trailer is my reason for watching.  My fingers are crossed it’s great.

Chelsea Zeller, Annabelle Williamson and Catherine Dawson also star.

Watch The Sunset Release Dates

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CHAPPAQUIDDICK (2017): New Trailer From Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms…

Chappaquiddick (2017), Jason Clarke
Chappaquiddick (2017), Jason Clarke

Jason Clarke, Kate Mara and Ed Helms are the stars of Chappaquiddick, the John Curran directed biography of Ted Kennedy’s life and political career.

Kennedy’s life and career become derailed after his involvement in a fatal car accident that claims the life of young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne…

I’m intrigued because I want to see Jason Clarke in a leading role and Ed Helms  excel in a dramatic, non-comedic one.

Chappaquiddick Release Dates: April 6th, 2018 (US)…

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