Category Archives: Crime

BIKRAM – YOGI, GURU, PREDATOR (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About Bikram Yoga Founder Bikram Choudhury…

Bikram - Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019), Bikram Choudhury, Netflix
Bikram – Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019), Bikram Choudhury, Netflix

Bikram – Yogi, Guru, Predator, is a new Netflix documentary about Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoaga.

Directed by Eva Orner Bikram – Yogi, Guru, Predator traces Choudhury’s rise from in the 1970s to his his disgrace in more recent years…

Furthering my understanding of people who have an obsessive desire for power, a.k.a. megalomaniacs; that’s the reason I’m drawn to this one.

Bikram – Yogi, Guru, Predator Release Dates: November 20th, 2019 (US)…

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BAD BOYS FOR LIFE (2020): Trailer 2 Starring Will Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, MARTIN LAWRENCE…

Bad Boys For Life (2020), Will Smith, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Bad Boys For Life (2020), Will Smith, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah; the second trailer for , aBad Boys For Life. a.k.a. Bad Boys 3 starring Will Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Martin Lawrence and Alexander Ludwig just landed…

I’m in for the humour, nostalgia, how young Will Smith continues to look, the beautiful locations and definitely that arresting blue Porsche. What a stunner!

Sharon Pfeiffer, Jennifer Badger, Charles Melton, Kate del Castillo, Paola Nuñez, Joe Pantoliano, Happy Anderson and Maria Z. Wilson also star.

Bad Boys For Life Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US); January 24th, 2020 (UK)…

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EARTHQUAKE BIRD (2019): New Trailer From Alicia Vikander, Riley Keough, Jack Huston…

Earthquake Bird (2019), Alicia Vikander
Earthquake Bird (2019), Alicia Vikander

Starring Alicia Vikander, Riley Keogh and Jack Huston, Earthquake Bird is the story of a love triangle that leads to a horrific murder. A murder for which a young woman named Lucy (Vikander) bemomes a prime suspect.

Directed by Wash Westmoreland and set in Tokyo, Japan, additional key cast for Earthquake Bird includes Kiki Sukezane, Ken Yamamura, Crystal Kay…

I’m certainly intrigued by this story of jealousy between ‘friends.’ The last time I was pleasantly surprised by a story witha similar theme was in Always Shine (2016), starring Mackenzie Davis – who delivered a great performance.

I’m ready for what looks like a good rather dark turn for Vikander.

Yurino, Naoki Kobayashi, Akiko Iwase, Kenta Ogawa, Niclas Ericsson, Kazuhiro Muroyama also star.

Earthquake Bird Release Dates: November 15th, (US & UK)…

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JUDY & PUNCH (2019): New Trailer Starring Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman, Benedict Hardie…

Judy & Punch (2019), Mia Wasikowska, Madman Films
Judy & Punch (2019), Mia Wasikowska, Madman Films

New comedy / crime / drama Judy & Punch is the latest from Mia Wasikowska, Damon Herriman and Benedict Hardie.

Written / directed by Mirrah Foulkes and set in a town called Seaside, puppeteers Judy and Punch are trying to resurrect their marionette show. The show is a hit due to Judy’s superior puppeteering, but Punch’s driving ambition and love of whisky lead to an inevitable tragedy that Judy must avenge…

A long time ago, I vaguely recall hearing more than once that the story behind Punch and Judy, the famous traditional 16th century puppet show, featuring Mr. Punch and his wife Judy is actually darker than people realise. I guess it’s time to find out precisely why.

I’m looking forward to the humour among the darkness and of course, Judy’s sweet, sweet vengeance.

Eddie Baroo, Tom Budge, Virginia Gay, Amy Christian, Kiruna Stamell, Don Bridges, Michael M. Foster and Daisy Axon also star.

Judy & Punch Release Dates: November 22nd, 2019 (UK)

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THE GENTLEMEN (2020): New Trailer From Guy Ritchie, Starring Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Michelle Dockery…

The Gentlemen (2020), Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, STX Entertainment
The Gentlemen (2020), Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, STX Entertainment

 Guy Ritchie’s latest action / crime movie The Gentlemen stars Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farell and Michelle Dockery.

It’s the England based story of a very British drug lord who tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of Oklahoma billionaires…

Ritchie is the director of two of my favourite British films, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000). So of course I’m watching this one. The cast and story looks great. The comes the cherry on top of rather posh British actors speaking in far less posh accents. Such fun!

Jeremy Strong, Henry Golding, Hugh Grant, Jason Wong, Brittany Ashworth, Christopher Evangelou and Eliot Sumner also star.

The Gentlemen Release Dates: January 1st, 2020 (UK), January 24th, 2020 (US)…

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BIRDS OF PREY – AND THE FANTABULOUS EMANCIPATION OF ONE HARLEY QUINN (2020): New Trailer From Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor…

Birds Of Prey - And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn (2019), Margot Robbie, Warner Bros. Pictures
Birds Of Prey – And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn (2019), Margot Robbie, Warner Bros. Pictures

The trailer for the long awaited DC Comics Harley Quinn movie, Birds Of Prey – And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn. is finally here.

Directed by Cathy Yan, this new story starts after Quinn (Margot Robbie) splits up with the Joker and joins three female superheroes. Namely Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya. Their mission being to save the life of a little girl from an evil crime lord…

I’m in because maybe finally all the excitement and yelping with delight that was a result of me seeing Quinn in the Suicide Squad trailer can deliver on its promise. Fingers, toes and everything crossed. There’s still hope because Robbie is great.

Derek Wilson, Matthew Willig, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Messina, Rosie Perez, Charlene Amoia, Isabel Pakzad and Ali Wong Also star.

Birds Of Prey – And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn Release Dates: February 7th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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UNCUT GEMS (2019): New Trailer From Adam Sandler, LaKeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel, Julia Fox…

Uncut Gems (2019), Adam Sandler, A24
Uncut Gems (2019), Adam Sandler, A24

Uncut Gems is comedy / crime / drama set in New York City’s diamond district. A place where you’ll find jewellery store owner and dealer to the rich and famous, Howard Ratner.

Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie; Starring Adam Sandler, LaKeith Stanfield, Idina Menzel and Julia Fox, Howard must find a way to pay his debts when his merchandise is taken from one of his top sellers and girlfriend…

I like energy, much of what I see in this trailer, and I need to know how things work out for Howard. I’m also in to see Sandler do well in a non- purely comic role.

The Weeknd, Jonathan Aranbayev, Jacob Igielski, Noa Fisher, Paloma Elsesser, Eric Bogosian, Keith Williams Richards, Tommy Kominik, Louis Anthony Arias and Sean Ringgold also star.

Uncut Gems Release Dates: December 13th (Limited Release) – 25th, 2019 (US)…

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FIRST LOVE (2019): New Trailer From Takashi Miike, Starring Becky, Sakurako Konishi, Masataka Kubota…

First Love (2019), Sakurako Konishi, Well Go USA Entertainment
First Love (2019), Sakurako Konishi, Well Go USA Entertainment

Starring Becky, Sakurako Konishi and Masataka Kubota new action / crime / romance, First Love has a young boxer and a call girl caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme.

Directed by Takashi Miike, all the exciting action takes place during a single night in Tokyo…

Apparently I’ve been missing out by never having seen a Takashi Miike movie.

I certainly can’t deny that the plot and style in this trailer has peaked my interest. Fingers, toes and everything crossed that I can stomach all the killing. I hear that since I’m generally un-phased by all the blood and killing in Quentin Tarantino’s signature works, I should be OK.

Jun Murakami, Nao Ohmori, Sansei Shiomi, Shôta Sometani and Seiyô Uchino also star.

First Love Release Dates….

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