Category Archives: Thriller

BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE (2018): New Trailer From Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo…

Bad Times At The El Royale (2018), Chris Hemsworth
Bad Times At The El Royale (2018), Chris Hemsworth

Directed by Drew Goddard, new thriller Bad Times At The El Royale is set in a rundown hotel with a dark past. A hotel where seven strangers with secrets to bury have one last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell.

Chris Hemsworth, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo star…

With such a great cast and promising trailer, I say bring on the style, colour and madness.

Nick Offerman, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Bethany Brown also star.

Bad Times At The El Royale Release Dates: October 5th, 2018 (US); October 12th, 2018 (UK)…

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SERENITY (2018): New Trailer From Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Djimon Hounsou…

Serenity (2018), Anne Hathaway
Serenity (2018), Anne Hathaway

In new drama / thriller Serenity, Matthew McConaughey is a fishing boat captain living in the Caribbean whose life is interrupted when his past comes back to haunt him…

From writer / director Steven Knight; Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane and Djimon Hounsou  star…

The genre, talent and setting all appeal to me. I also like that this movie appears to be a change of pace for at least one of the cast.

All I want now is for the ‘lies beneath the surface’ to be worth the run time. Writer / director Steven Knight did write my favourite Tom Hardy movie (Locke 2013), so there is hope.

Additional cast includes Jeremy Strong, Jason Clarke and Kenneth Fok.

Serenity Release Dates: October 19th, 2018 (US)…

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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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PEPPERMINT (2018): New Trailer From Jennifer Garner, Richard Cabral, John Ortiz, Method Man…

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Jennifer Garner is the star of Peppermint, a new revenge action / thriller about a young mother on a mission to take from her rivals the life they stole from her.

Directed by Pierre Morel of Taken (2008) additional key cast includes Richard Cabral, John Ortiz, Method Man… 

I never really watched Garner in Alias but I know that the show was a big hit and she was a total action badass in the role. Having been aware of Garner playing many ‘traditional wife’ roles in recent years, I’m certainly very ready to see her returning back to her action woman roots.

I’m also curious to see how this movie will compare to Taken since both films share a director.

Peppermint Release Dates: September 7th, 2018 (US); September 21st, 2018 (UK)…

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MILE 22 (2018): New Trailer From Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais, Lauren Cohan, John Malkovich…

Mile 22 (2018), Iko Uwais
Mile 22 (2018), Iko Uwais

Mark Wahlberg, Iko Uwais, Lauren Cohan, and John Malkovich are the stars of new action / thriller Mile 22.

Directed by Peter Berg, Mile 22 is the story of an elite American intelligence officer and a top-secret tactical command unit whose job it is to smuggle a mysterious police officer with sensitive information out of the country…

I really want this to be the kind of America / Asia movie hit I’ve been waiting for. I’m most exited for the classic Wahlberg brand of charm and ‘badassery.’ And of course, the impressive Martial art skills of Iko Uwais.

This trailer is definitely longer than it needed to be but the visuals and dialogue are so very promising already… I know it’s a little early to say but I’m thinking that this could be my ‘trailer of the week’.

Ronda Rousey, Sala Baker and Terry Kinney also star.

Mile 22 Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018 (US), August 10th, 2018 (UK)…

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THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (2018): New Trailer Starring Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Bruno Ganz…

The House That Jack Built (2018), Matt Dillon
The House That Jack Built (2018), Matt Dillon

In The House That Jack Built, Jack (Matt Dillon) is a highly intelligent serial killer whose murders we get to witness over the course of 12 years as he develops his practice.

Directed by Lars von Trier; additional key cast includes Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Bruno Ganz…

‘What kind of madness is this?’ I hear you wonder. It’s the kind I simply have to find out more about.

The House That Jack Built Release Dates

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SEARCHING (2018): New Trailer Starring John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee…

Searching (2018), Michelle La, John Cho
Searching (2018), Michelle La, John Cho

John ChoDebra Messing and Joseph Lee are the stars of Searching, a new thriller about a desperate father who breaks into his missing 16 year-old daughter’s laptop for clues to find her.

Directed and co-written by Aneesh Chaganty; Michelle La and Sara Sohn also star…

Intriguing trailer concept. I wonder if the whole film will be in in ‘FaceTime mode.’ Also, where’s Margot’s mom? That’s my first question.

Searching Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018 (US); August 31st, 2018 (UK)…

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A SIMPLE FAVOR (2018): New Trailer From Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick, Linda Cardellini…

A Simple Favor (2018), Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively
A Simple Favor (2018), Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively

Blake Lively, Anna Kendrick and Linda Cardellini are the stars of Paul Feig’s latest, a Crime / Mystery / Thriller, A Simple Favor. 

Kendrick is a a mommy vlogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend’s sudden disappearance…

I only really know Feig for his hit comedy films. Namely Bridesmaids (2011) and  Spy (2015). May his transition to the non-comedy category also prove fruitful.

I  can’t say that I’m a fan of the various moments of ‘dialogue minus imagery’ in this trailer, yet I am intrigued and I like Lively and Kendrick enough to take a chance.

Henry Golding, Rupert Friend, Eric Johnson and Sarah Baker also star.

A Simple Favor Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US); September 21st, 2018 (UK)…

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