Category Archives: Crime

LIZZIE (2018): New Trailer From Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny, Kim Dickens…

Lizzie (2018), Kristen Stewart
Lizzie (2018), Kristen Stewart

Directed by Craig William Macneill, Lizzie is a new psychological thriller about the  infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.

Kristen Stewart, Chloë Sevigny and Kim Dickens star…

Well done, trailer maker! I’m now most excited to see Sevigny do a great job in this role –  Stewart too especially since I’m already thoroughly convinced buy her Irish(?) accent.

Jeff Perry, Jamey Sheridan, Ivylyn Nickel, Denis O’Hare and Fiona Shaw also star.

Lizzie Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US), November 18th, 2018 (UK)…

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IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (2018): New Trailer Starring Stephan James, Regina King, KiKi Layne, Ed Skrein, Pedro Pascal…

If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Regina King
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Regina King

If Beale Street Could Talk is the latest from Moonight 2016 director Barry Jenkins and the story of a Harlem based woman desperately scrambling to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime, while carrying their first child.

Based on the book of the same name by American novelist and social critic James Baldwin, If Beale Street Could Talk stars Stephan James, Regina King, KiKi Layne, Pedro Pascal, Ed Skrein… 

I didn’t fully understand the significance of the title of this movie until I read the synopsis. I doubt there could have been a more perfect title.

As for the story, it would be great for it to end well, but considering the period in American history that it’s set, the chances aren’t great. Nevertheless, how beautiful is it that this trailer was released on Baldwin’s birthday, August 2nd.

Dave Franco, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris and Aunjanue Ellis also star.

If Beale Street Could Talk Release Dates: November 30th, 2018 (US); January 18th, 2019 (UK)…

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BABY DRIVER (2017): The Thing I Liked…

Baby Driver (2017), Ansel Elgort.png

Baby Driver, an Edgar Wright written / directed action movie about a young getaway driver, one who is forced to take part in a heist that’s doomed to fail isn’t a bad film. I just didn’t love it.

The film’s style is fun, the music is loud and fun, especially if you like the songs. The whole production stylistically is quite the achievement and it’s adequately entertaining. Nevertheless though, for me personally, I found it quite forgettable. This is partly because I’m not quite the key target market. I feel that there was room for the story to work better. For example, without spoiling anything, my biggest issue with Baby Driver is the main ‘change of heart’ at the end. I just didn’t buy it for the character involved.

What I liked most about Wright’s movie is the moment (s) when Elgort’s character starts to run. After all, I have always been quite partial to a good running sequence.

Baby Driver, watch it if you’re so curious.

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THE HATE U GIVE (2018): New Trailer Staring Amandla Stenberg, Anthony Mackie, Regina Hall, Issa Rae, K.J. Apa

The hate U Give (2018), Amandla Stenberg
The Hate U Give (2018), Amandla Stenberg

In new crime / drama The Hate You Give, Amandla Stenberg stars as young Starr, a teenager who witnesses the fatal shooting of her best friend at the hands of a police officer. A tragic event that forces her to find her voice and stand up for what’s right.

Directed by George Tillman Jr., key cast includes Amandla Stenberg, Anthony Mackie, Issa Rae, Regina Hall, K.J. Apa, Common, Russell Hornsby…

I’m very interested in watching Starr’s journey from relatively carefree teenager to community leader. Such a timely story –  The Hate You Give is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Angie Thomas.

The Hate U Give Release Dates: October 20th, 2018 (US); November 2nd, 2018 (US)…

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THE OLD MAN & THE GUN (2018): New Trailer Starring Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Elisabeth Moss, John David Washington…

The Old Man & The Gun (2018), Robert Redford
The Old Man & The Gun (2018), Robert Redford

The Old Man & The Gun is the true story of Forrest Tucker and his unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.

Directed by David Lowery; Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Elisabeth Moss and John David Washington star…

Redford’s character looks so adorable, charming and fun to watch. Just how different this film will be to other bank robber stories, that is my question and I’m looking forward to finding out.

The Old Man & The Gun Release Dates: September 28th, 2018 (US)…

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WHITE BOY RICK (2018): New Trailer From Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Bel Powley, Richie Merritt…

White Boy Rick (2018), Matthew McConaughey
White Boy Rick (2018), Matthew McConaughey

White Boy Rick is based on the true story of Richard Wershe Jr.,  a teenager who became an undercover informant for the FBI in the 80s and was arrested for drug-trafficking and sentenced to life in prison.

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Brian Tyree Henry, Richie Merritt and Bel Powley star, while Yann Demange directs…

I feel as though there’s so much of this story that I’ve seen before – but hopefully there’s enough difference to keep it interesting. I’d probably be less enthused if it wasn’t for McConaughey. He looks to be in great form based on this trailer.

Additional cast includes Eddie Marsan, Richie Merritt, Bruce Dern and RJ Cyler.

White Boy Rick Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US)… December 7th, 2018 (UK)…

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WIDOWS (2018): New Trailer For Steve McQueen Movie Starring Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez…

Widows (2018), Viola Davis, Liam Neeson
Widows (2018), Viola Davis, Liam Neeson

Widows is a Chicago based crime / thriller about four women who must find a way to survive after their  husbands’ criminal activities leave them in great debt…

From 12 Years A Slave (2012) director Steve McQueen, Widows stars Viola Davis, Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Jon Bernthal and Michelle Rodriguez are among the key cast…

The cast, the director, the story, the way it looks like something I didn’t even know I was desperately waiting to see; I’m in.

Daniel Kaluuya, Cynthia Erivo, Brian Tyree Henry, Elizabeth Debicki, Garret Dillahunt, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Robert Duvall, Lukas Haas also star.

Widows release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (UK); November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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CITY OF LIES (2018): New Trailer From Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Toby Huss…

City Of Lies (2018), Forest Whitaker
City Of Lies (2018), Forest Whitaker

Directed by Brad Furman (The Infiltrator  (2016); starring Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker and and Toby Huss, City Of Lies is a new crime / drama about the investigation in to the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG…

I didn’t realise how much I missed a character played by Johnny Depp – one where his face wasn’t almost completely hidden by makeup and prosthetics until I saw him in this trailer.

The subject matter is almost to dark and disturbing for me personally to watch but curious, I remain. I also trust that Depp and Whitaker will make it worthwhile.

City Of Lies Release Dates: September 7th, 2018 (UK)…

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