Category Archives: Crime

SHOT CALLER (2017): New Trailer From Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal…

Shot Caller (2017), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Shot Caller (2017), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Shot Caller is the new crime / thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal and Max Greenfield. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, Coster-Waldau is a newly released prison gangster who’s forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime on the streets of Southern California…

The initial trailer for this movie didn’t look particularly great. Plus, I’ve seen enough prison drama movies to be able to guess quite accurately the way things will progress If nothing else, this movie will will be a good reminder of just how quickly one’s life can change because of one mistake. As a fan of Mr Coster-Waldau and lady Bell, I’m willing to give Shot Caller a chance.

Shot Caller Release Dates

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GHOST IN A SHELL (2017): The Things I Liked…

Ghost In A Shell (2017), Scarlett Johansson
Ghost In A Shell (2017), Scarlett Johansson

The problem with Ghost In A Shell  goes beyond whitewashing and the issue with the main character not being completely true to the original story.

Directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Scarlett Johansson and Juliette Binoche, the movie which is based on the popular Japanese manga story has some moving moments and a handful of satisfying action sequences. Nevertheless, the execution of the story just wasn’t great. I didn’t consistently feel present and invested in the protagonist’s struggle because of the way the story was told / edited.

Major’s (Johansson) response to the words ‘You’re what everyone will become one day’ along with her physical sacrifice towards the end were the most moving moments , for me. I will remember this movie probably mostly as a missed opportunity but also as a film where I enjoyed Juliette Binoche’s performance and loved the way Michael Pitt’s character / face was introduced. Last but not least it was certainly empowering to witness Major’s ‘get it done’ attitude in action.

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AMERICAN MADE (2017): New Trailer From Tom Cruise, Caleb Landry Jones, Jesse Plemons, Domhnall Gleeson…

American Made (2017), Tom Cruise
American Made (2017), Tom Cruise

The latest Tom Cruise movie American Made is a 1980s set story about a pilot who lands 2 jobs; one for the CIA and the other as a drug runner in the south. Directed by Doug Liman, Domhnall Gleeson, Caleb Landry Jones and Jesse Plemons also star…

I’m tuning in because this trailer looks good and I’m excited to see Cruise play a man of such questionable character. I also want to watch because it’s Tom Cruise, a.k.a great actor and excellent talk show host guest, especially on The Graham Norton Show. I’m also a massive Graham Norton fan. I digress.

American Made Release Dates: August 25th, 2017 (UK); August 29th, 2017 (US)…

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MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017): New Trailer From Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley…

Murder On The Orient Express (2017), Johnny Depp
Murder On The Orient Express (2017), Johnny Depp

Murder On The Orient Express has a very impressive cast list; one that includes, Kenneth Branagh who’s also the film’s director, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad – to name just a few.  Based on Agatha Christie’s famous novel of the same name, this mystery / crime / drama is set on a lavish train ride through Europe. A ride that has thirteen strangers stranded on a train and everyone is a murder. suspect. It’s up to Hercule Poirot (Branagh) to race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again…

The very talented cast, the fashion, cinematography and story are all great reasons to watch this version of Murder On The Orient Express. The filming style teased in this trailer is equally very appealing, along with Hercule Poirot’s accent; particularly the way he says ‘evil.’

Murder On The Orient Express Release Dates: November 3rd, 2017 (UK); November 10th, 2017 (US)…

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WIND RIVER (2017): New Trailer From Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal…

Wind River (2017), Jeremy Renner
Wind River (2017), Jeremy Renner

In Wind River, Elizabeth Olsen is an FBI agent who teams up with the town’s veteran game tracker (Jeremy Renner) to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan; Jon Bernthal and Kelsey Asbille also star…

This one appeals because I want to know if the town’s veteran game tracker (Renner) is the killer, plus I want to see more of the beautiful creatures at 1:55 in the above trailer; big cats are my favourite, after all.

Wind River Release Dates: August 4th, 2017 (US), September 8th, 2017 (UK)…

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SHIMMER LAKE (2017): New Trailer From Rainn Wilson, Wyatt Russell, Adam Pally, Benjamin Walker…

Shimmer Lake (2017), Rainn Wilson
Shimmer Lake (2017), Rainn Wilson

Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson, Adam Pally and  Benjamin Walker are the stars of Shimmer Lake, an Oren Uziel directed crime / drama / mystery told backwards – reversing day by day through a week. The story follows a local sheriff’s quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a botched bank heist…

I’m so ready for that good kooky humour. The scream at 1:02 is perhaps as satisfying and well timed as the one at 1:02 in the Absolutely Fabulous (2016) trailer. I love me some good comic timing. Also, it looks like Adam Pally may be an a serious role; interesting.

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GOOD TIME (2017): New Trailer From Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi…

Good Time (2017), Robert Pattinson
Good Time (2017), Robert Pattinson

In Good Time Robert Pattinson plays a bank robber whose brother ends up in jail after  a botched bank robbery. What follows is a twisted odyssey through New York City’s underworld in an increasingly desperate and dangerous attempt to get his brother out. Directed by Ben and Joshua Safdie; Barkhad Abdi (from Captain Philips -2013), Jennifer Jason Leigh and Lucas Elliot Eberl also star…

I find the first 17 seconds of this trailer awkward but everything that follows is good and intriguing. It looks as though Good Time could be an important role for Pattinson. May it be as good as this tailer suggests. That way I’ll maybe, at last have a favourite Robert Pattinson movie.

Good Time Release Dates: August 11th, 2017 (US)…

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TAKE ME (2017): New Trailer From Taylor Schilling, Pat Healy, Alycia Delmore…

Take Me (2017), Taylor Schilling
Take Me (2017), Taylor Schilling

In new comedy Take Me which stars Taylor Schilling, Pat Healy (also the director) and Alycia Delmore, a fledgling entrepreneur who specialises in high-end simulated abductions is hired. The mysterious client wants a weekend kidnapping, offers a handsome payday but…

I sure hope the twist isn’t that the victim has a twin sister.  That would most certainly be too obvious and obviously bad.

Take Me Release Dates: May 5th, 2017 (US)…

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