Category Archives: Mystery

DEFENDING JACOB (2020): New Trailer From Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Betty Gabriel, Jaeden Martell…

Defending Jacob (2020), Chris Evans, Apple TV+
Defending Jacob (2020), Chris Evans, Apple TV+

Based on the best selling book by William Landay, Defending Jacob is a new mystery / thriller starring Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery, Jaeden Martell and Betty Gabriel.

This is the story of Andy (Evans) and Laurie Barber (Dockery), whose fourteen year-old son (Martell) has been accused of murdering his friend and classmate.

Based on this trailer, Jacob seems guilty. Assuming he’s innocent, how awful would it be if Evans’s character ends up having to go to jail? Looks like a very promising mystery to me.

Sakina Jaffrey, Cherry Jones, Bradley Ryan Knispel, Pablo Schreiber, Jordan Alexa Davis, Daniel Henshall, Ben Taylor, Ted Arcidi, Megan Byrne, Tamara Hickey and Poorna Jagannathan also star.

Defending Jacob Release Dates: April 24th, 2020 (US), Apple TV+

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THE POSTCARD KILLINGS (2020): New Trailer Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Famke Janssen, Cush Jumbo, Naomi Battrick…

The Postcard Killings (2020), Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Cush Jumbo
The Postcard Killings (2020), Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Cush Jumbo

New crime / mystery The Postcard Killings has Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a New York detective Jacob Kanon. Kanon is investigating the death of his daughter who was murdered in London during her honeymoon…

Based on the book of the same name by Liza Marklund and James Patterson; directed by Danis Tanovic; Cush Jumbo, Famke Janssen and Naomi Battrick are among the key cast.

I’m getting Taken (2008) vibes for more reasons than Janssen playing the mother role in both movies. Morgan’s Kanon also has something in common with Julia Roberts’s The Secret In Their Eyes (2015), where Roberts plays a law enforcement officer whose daughter is murdered.

A good Morgan performance and a hopefully memorable mystery are my reasons for wanting to see this one.

Ruairi O’Connor, Joachim Król, Eva Röse, Lukas Loughran, Steven Mackintosh, Dylan Devonald Smith, Sallie Harmsen and Pål Espen Kilstad also star.

The Postcard Killings Release Dates: March 13th, 2020 (US)…

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RUN (2020): New Trailer From Sarah Paulson, Pat Healy, Erik Athavale, Kiera Allen…

Run (2020), Sarah Paulson
Run (2020), Sarah Paulson

In new mystery / thriller Run, Sarah Paulson is a mother whose home schooled daughter has started to suspect that she’s harbouring a dark secret.

Written / directed by Aneesh Chaganty; additional key cast includes Kiera Allen, Pat Healy, Erik Athavale…

Looks like one of those ‘mother loses baby so mother steals another mother’s baby’ stories. Which ever it is, I’m in to see Paulson flex her very strong acting muscles.

Bradley Sawatzky, Onalee Ames, Clark Webster, Conan Hodgkinson and Carter Heintz also star.

Run Release Dates: May 8th, 2020 (US)…

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SPIRAL (2020): New Trailer From Chris Rock, Samuel L. Jackson, Max Minghella…

Spiral (2020), Max Minghella, Chris Rock, Lionsgate Movies
Spiral (2020), Max Minghella, Chris Rock, Lionsgate Movies

Spiral is a new horror / mystery that has Chris Rock as Detective Banks. Banks and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation, but soon at the center of the killer’s morbid game.

Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman; additional key cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Marisol Nichols, Zoie Palmer, Dan Petronijevic…

I just got the heebie jeebies as I imagined what on earth could possibly lead me to decide to slice my own arm off. The answer came quickly. Especially as I first thought that Rock’s character was in a subway underground setting. All I’d need in that situation is to see one rat, then two inching towards me. That’s if I don’t pass out from the shock and disgust of such a nightmare predicament first.

I can’t quite tell if Jackson’s character is supposed to be the bad guy. It would certainly be intriguing if he were.

Nazneen Contractor, Morgan David Jones, Edie Inksetter, K.C. Collins, Josh Stolberg, Ali Johnson Brian Cook, Leila Leigh and Christopher Tai also star.

Spiral Release Dates

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LOST GIRLS (2020): New Trailer From Amy Ryan, Dean Winters, Thomasin McKenzie…

Lost Girls (2020), Amy Ryan, Netflix
Lost Girls (2020), Amy Ryan, Netflix

Based on true stories, Lost Girls stars Amy Ryan as Mari Gilbert. Gilberts’s daughter Shannan disappears, and police inaction drives her to investigate into the gated Long Island community where Shannan was last seen. Her search soon brings attention to an even more grim reality…

 Directed by Liz Garbus; additional key cast includes Gabriel Byrne, Dean Winters, Thomasin McKenzie Lola Kirke…

It seems quite clear that Dean Winters’s character isn’t all he ought to be. I’m in for the mystery, plus the great performances by all, especially Ryan and Byrne.

Kevin Corrigan, Miriam Shor, Oona Laurence, Reed Birney, Austyn Johnson, Rosal Colon, Molly Brown, Haskiri Velazquez, Jimi Stanton and Harvey B. Jackson also star.

Lost Girls Release Dates: March 13th, 2020 (US & UK) / Netflix…

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VIVARIUM (2019): New Trailer Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots…

Vivarium (2019), Jesse Eisenberg
Vivarium (2019), Jesse Eisenberg

Vivarium is the new sci-fi / mystery starring Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots, and directed / co-written by Lorcan Finnegan.

While searching for the perfect starter home, young couple Tom and Gemma end up following a mysterious real estate agent to a new housing development, but soon realise that they actually can’t leave…

What fresh nightmare is this?

The very kind that has me wanting to watch and find out just how different this will be compared to one of my Jim Carey favourites, The Truman Show (1998).

I’m guessing some kind of alien abduction happened.

Jonathan Aris, Eanna Hardwicke, Shana Hart, Senan Jennings, Molly McCann, Danielle Ryan and Olga Wehrly also star.

Vivarium Release Dates: March 27th, 2020 (UK)…

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SPENSER CONFIDENTIAL (2020): New Trailer Starring Mark Wahlberg, Alan Arkin, Winston Duke, Post Malone…

Spenser Confidential (2020), Mark Wahlberg, Netflix
Spenser Confidential (2020), Mark Wahlberg, Netflix

Spenser Confidential has Mark Wahlberg as an ex-felon named Spenser who returns to Boston’s criminal underworld to unravel a twisted murder conspiracy.

Directed by Peter Berg, additional key cast includes Winston Duke, Alan Arkin Colleen Camp Post Malone …

The preise may not be the freshest but I like Wahlberg, I’m curious about Malone’s acting, and the Wahlberg, Duke and Arkin dynmic.

Colleen Camp, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Gaston, Marc Maron, Iliza Shlesinger, Hans Marrero, Cassie Ventura, James DuMont, Hope Olaide Wilson, Leah Procito and Kip Weeks also star.

Spenser Confidential Release Dates: March 6th, 2020 (US) / Netflix…

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THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (2020): New Trailer From Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Jason leigh…

The Woman In The Window (2020), Amy Adams, 20th Century Fox

Amy Adams, Gary Oldman, Julianne Moore and Jennifer Jason Leigh
are the stars of new Joe Wright directed mystery / drama, The woman In The Window.

Also starring Wyatt Russell, it’s the story of Anna, an agoraphobic woman living alone in New York. Anna begins spying on her new neighbours only to witness a disturbing…

I’m in for the fantastic cast and all the mystery and darkness.

Actually, at first I thought this was going to be purely about one woman’s struggle with agoraphobia – which would have been fantastic. Still, I’m not too disappointed because this still looks great.

Anthony Mackie, Brian Tyree Henry, Liza Colón-Zayas, Mariah Bozeman, Fred Hechinger, Diane Dehn, Daymien Valentino, Milanee Gordon, Ben Davis and Jeanine Serralles also star.

The Woman In The Window Release Dates: May 15th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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