Category Archives: Mystery

VOICE FROM THE STONE (2017): New Trailer Starring Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino…

Voice In The Stone (2017), Emilia Clarke
Voice In The Stone (2017), Emilia Clarke

In Voice From The Stone, Emilia Clarke plays a solemn nurse whose task it is to aid a young boy who hasn’t spoken since his mother passed suddenly. Also starring Marton Csokas and Caterina Murino, this Eric D. Howell directed thriller is set in 1950s Tuscany…

 

If I were in the mood to be completely ridiculous, I’d say that Emilia Clarke has been ‘typecast’ because this is the second film where she’s been ‘brought in to help an unwell young man recover’. The first film of course being 2016’s romantic movie, Me Before You. The real truth is, I’m far too wise and therefore know only too well that twice does not a typecast actor make.

Watching Voice From The Stone shouldn’t be difficult for me because it’s not exactly a horror film. Also, I love Italy and I’m far too young to know what Tuscany was like in the 1950s but I want to know, so…

Voice From The Stone Release Dates: April 28th, 2017 (US)…

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ATOMIC BLONDE (2017): New Trailer Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella…

Atomic Blonde (2017), Charlize Theron, James McAvoy
Atomic Blonde (2017), Charlize Theron, James McAvoy

Starring Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sofia Boutella and directed by David Leitch, Atomic Blonde is all about an undercover MI6 agent who is sent to Berlin during the Cold War. The mission is to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents…

I like how the plot for this movie reads. It somehow brings to mind ideas of a female James Bond character. How exciting! As a big ‘Lady Theron’ fan, I very much look forward to watching her administer a tonne of serious ass-kicking. Ass kicking so good that this trailer already has me desperate to place Atomic Blonde next to Casino Royale (2006) in my list of  favourite action thrillers. Well done, trailer maker!

Atomic Blonde Release Dates: July 28th, 2017 (US), August 11th, 2017 (UK)…

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THE DINNER (2017): New Trailer From Rebecca Hall, Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan…

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The Dinner (2017), Laura Linney, Steve Coogan 

Based on a novel by Herman Koch, The Dinner which stars Rebecca Hall, Richard Gere, Laura Linney and Steve Coogan is a mystery/ thriller about how far parents will go to protect their children when they do something unspeakable…

Directed by Oren Moverman and also starring Chloë Sevigny, I trust that this will be good. The main draw besides the interesting premise is Laura Linney. The lady always impresses. Always!

The Dinner Release Dates: May 5th, 2017 (US)…

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WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

When The Bough Breaks (2016), Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall
When The Bough Breaks (2016), Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall

Starring Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, Romany Malco, Theo Rossi, Michael Kenneth Williams and Jaz Sinclair; the Jon Cassar directed When The Bough Breaks is a movie that had some promise. This particular story of a surrogate mother becoming dangerously obsessed with the biological father isn’t quite the best of this genre. 

The film had me doubting things quite early on, especially when I noticed the overly dramatic sounding music used to make Theo Rossi’s character seem more menacing and dangerous. All it did for me was point out what was lacking in the film – script and acting-wise.

The best performances in the movie came from Hall, Chestnut, Malco and Michael Kenneth Williams. In the end, none of it really proved enough to make When The Bough Breaks particularly noteworthy. I actually ended up enjoying some of the cinematography more than I did the story and characters. That lake house especially. I’d love to go there!

This movie is one you watch if you really must. Otherwise it’s likely that only those relatively new to movies / films of this genre or big fans of at least one of the stars involved will likely rate it more highly. If you think I’m wrong, do share your thoughts in the comments below.

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JASPER JONES (2017): New Trailer From Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice…

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Jasper Jones is a coming of age mystery / thriller about what it really is to be courageous. Starring Toni Collettte, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller and Angourie Rice, a 14 year old boy embarks on a journey to find the true killer of a young local girl and prove his friend’s innocence…

Directed by Rachel Perkins, Jasper Jones is based on the best selling Novel by Craig Silvey and I want to see it because it looks good and, rightly or wrongly, this trailer kind of reminds me of  To Kill A Mockingbird (1962).

Aaron L. McGrath and Matt Nable also star

Jasper Jones Release Dates: 2017 (AUS)…

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A CURE FOR WELLNESS (2017): New Trailer Starring Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs & Directed by Gore Verbinski…

A Cure For Wellness (2017), Jason Isaacs
A Cure For Wellness (2017), Jason Isaacs

Directed by Gore Verbinski; Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs and Mia Goth are the stars of new mystery/ thriller A Cure For Wellness. A scary looking film that has a young executive sent to a ‘wellness centre’ in a remote location in the Swiss Alps; a place where the things that happen are not quite as advertised…

I want to see this, but that clip of the girl in the bath looks like the thing of nightmares. My nightmares to be precise.

A Cure For Wellness Release Dates: February 17th, 2017 (US); March 24th, 2017 (UK)…

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BRIMSTONE (2017): New Trailer From Kit Harrinton, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning…

Brimstone (2016), Guy Pearce
Brimstone (2016), Guy Pearce

Brimstone is the latest western/ thriller from director Martin Koolhoven. Starring Kit Harrington, Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning and Carice van Houten this is a story about Liz (Fanning), a young woman who wants a better life for her and her daughter are hunted by a vengeful preacher (Pearce)…

Guy Pearce in a ‘bad guy’ role reminds me of his great work in Lawless (2012). My, oh my did I hate his character in that movie – so good are his skills as a thespian. I hope this is a good one too.

Brimstone Release Dates: March, 2017 (US)…

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COMPLETE UNKNOWN: New Trailer From Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates

Complete Unknown (2016), Rachel Weisz
Complete Unknown (2016), Rachel Weisz

In Complete Unknown which stars Michael Shannon, Rachel Weisz and Kathy Bates, Weisz’s character is a woman who likes to regularly change her identity and start over…

Based on what I’ve seen so far, the character  played by Weisz already kind of annoys me – I’m guessing because of her perceived selfishness. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean I don’t want to understand her.

Complete Unknown Release Dates: August 26th, 2016 (US)…

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