Category Archives: Thriller

MISS BALA (2019): New Trailer From Gina Rodriguez, Anthony Mackie, Matt Lauria, Ismael Cruz Cordova…

Miss Bala (2019), Gina Rdriguez
Miss Bala (2019), Gina Rdriguez

In Catherine Hardwicke directed crime / thriller Miss Bala, Gina Rodriguez is a beauty contest winner who ends up forced to work for a crime boss after she witnesses a murder.

Anthony Mackie, Matt Lauria and Ismael Cruz Cordova also star…

I want to find out how well Rodriguez does in the role. Fingers crossed that it’s all well executed overall.

Miss Bala Release Dates: January 25th, 2019 (US); February 8th, 2019 (UK)…

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WELCOME HOME (2018): New Trailer From Emily Ratajkowski, Aaron Paul, Riccardo Scamarcio…

Welcome Home (2018), Aaron Paul
Welcome Home (2018), Aaron Paul

Directed by George Ratliff; Emily Ratajkowski, Aaron Paul and Riccardo Scamarcio are the stars of Welcome Home; a thriller about a couple on a weekend at a vacation rental home in the Italian countryside. Falling victim to the homeowner’s sinister plans, their attempt to repair their relationship is derailed…

I’m not sure how good this one will be but I do find myself quite curious. There’s also the fact that this movie is set in the beautiful Italian countryside; a part of Italy I last saw on screen and adored in season two of Master Of None (2017).

Welcome Home Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)..

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SKYSCRAPER (2018): A Good Dwayne Johnson Movie? (No Spoilers Commentary / Review)

Skyscraper Commentary / Review, TheMovieMyLife
Skyscraper Commentary / Review, TheMovieMyLife

I’m back at it guys! I’ve had a long break from making YouTube videos but I’m certainly glad to be back at it.

It worked out that Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper would be the movie to mark my return, especially since as per my original non-video Skyscraper review,  I enjoyed it far more than I expected to. I’ve  actually heard that the plot is super similar to Bruce Willis’s Die Hard. I haven’t watched Die Hard for so long that I barely recall the plot. Are people right? Here is the short video…

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NIGERIAN PRINCE (2018): New Trailer From Antonio J Bell, Chinaza Uche, Tina Mba…

Nigerian Prince (2018), Antonio J Bell, Chinaza Uche
Nigerian Prince (2018), Antonio J Bell, Chinaza Uche

Directed and co-written by Faraday Okoro, Nigerian Prince is the story of a Nigerian-American teenager who, after being sent to Nigeria against his will, he teams up with an Internet scammer in order to return to the United States.

Key cast includes Antonio J Bell, Chinaza Uche, Tina Mba….

I almost feel as though anyone who uses the internet is familiar with the concept of the ‘Nigerian scammer.’ Thanks to the fact that I have a hotmail email address, for me, such scammer emails are very much a daily item in my junk folder.

I’m hoping that this movie will be a very interesting  and entertaining depiction of the kind of person at the other end of  those emails. I also just want to know of the teenager makes it back to America.

Bimbo Manuel, Ebbe Bassey,  Rita Edward, Craig Stott, Dean Cameron and Omar Maskati also star

Nigerian Prince Release Dates

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APOSTLE (2018): New Trailer From Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Kristine Froseth… |

Apostle (2018), Dan Stevens
Apostle (2018), Dan Stevens

In writer / director Gareth Evans’s new thriller Apostle, Dan Stevens is Thomas Richardson, a man on a mission to rescue his sister after she’s kidnapped by a religious cult.

Other key cast includes Michael Sheen, Kristine Froseth…

I didn’t know I needed a promising Dan Stevens film in my life until I saw this trailer. Oddly enough, perhaps even more than the above trailer, I found myself rather impressed by the special effect on the ‘t’ of Apostle at the very end. You didn’t miss it did you?

Lucy Boynton, Bill Milner, Mark Lewis Jones and Ross O’Hennessy also star.

Apostle Release Dates: October 12th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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CAPTIVE STATE (2019): New Trailer From Vera Farmiga, John Goodman, Machine Gun Kelly, Ashton Sanders, Madeline Brewer…

Captive State (2019), John Goodman, Vera Farmiga
Captive State (2019), John Goodman, Vera Farmiga

Director Rupert Wyatt’s Captive State is a new sci-fi / thriller set in a Chicago neighbourhood almost ten years after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force.

Starring Vera Farmiga, John Goodman, Machine Gun Kelly, Ashton Sanders and Madeline Brewer; Wyatt’s film will explore both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and dissidents…

I’d love for this to be good – especially following my disappointment with the execution of the really great premise of Extinction (2018), the last sci-fi movie I was excited about.

Captive State could definitely be great. Fingers crossed it all works out great.

Alan Ruck, Jonathan Majors, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Ben Daniels, KiKi Layne and Kevin J. O’Connor and also star.

Captive State Release Dates: March 29th, 2019 (US); April 12th, 2019 (UK)…

‘Let us, give thanks.’

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OCEANS 8 (2018): The Things I Liked…

Ocean's 8 (2018), Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter
Ocean’s 8 (2018), Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

My fears about the extent to which I’d enjoy Ocean’s Eight were kind of realised. Starring Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett – to name just two, director Gary Ross’s movie isn’t quite as exciting for me on the whole as the other Ocean’s movies I’ve seen. It didn’t help that the eight members in Ocean’s group barely interacted long enough for me to gage much about their group chemistry, but I feel as though ‘sizzling’ wouldn’t really be the right word.

Another key reason I didn’t have as much fun is that for a good portion of the first half of the film, even though I was happy to be introduced to the members of the final eight, I found myself a little bored. This is partly because the real reason for Ocean’s elaborate upcoming heist was yet to be revealed.

Ocean's 8 (2018), Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett
Ocean’s 8 (2018), Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett

Once the motivation for the heist was mentioned, I became that little bit more invested. Prior to that it felt as though I was being asked to ‘cheer’ for a major career criminal without really knowing enough about her – except that her brother Danny Ocean was in the same field of work.

I will admit that I was impressed by all of Ocean’s cons immediately post release from prison. Yet, deep down I couldn’t help but judge her. I’d likely have to re-watch the other Oceans movies to find out precisely why I don’t recall judging Danny quite as harshly, if at all. My guess would be that part of the reason is I don’t really identify with Danny. Whereas I have at least one thing in common with his sister. Furthermore, I don’t remember seeing Danny conning the sweet looking lady at the cosmetics counter, though I could be wrong.

Overall, Ocean’s Eight really became most engrossing once the actual steal got under way. Even though Ross’s film didn’t thrill me as much as it’s predecessors, I did identify three things in the movie that I may not forget any time soon. Firstly, Anne Hathaway’s performance. I thoroughly enjoyed watching her behaving terribly. Especially because it seems so far removed from her true character or any other roles I remember her playing. Second, I liked the little moments of comic relief courtesy of Mindy Kaling; an example being the scene where she, erm, ‘speaks French’. There’s also James Cordon whose Britishness among all the Americans proved quite fun to watch. 

Give it a chance if you’re so curious. Perhaps you’ll be wowed more than I.

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22 JULY (2018): New Trailer For 2011 Norway Terrorist Attack Thriller, From Director Paul Greengrass, Starring Jonas Strand Gravli…

22 July (2018), Jonas Strand Gravli (Left)
22 July (2018), Jonas Strand Gravli (Left)

22 July is the story of what happened in Norway on 22nd July 2011. The date when right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 young people at a Labour Party Youth Camp outside of Oslo.

Written / directed by Paul Greengrass; starring  Jonas Strand Gravli and Thorbjørn Harr, 22 July is captured through the lens of one survivor’s physical and emotional journey…

The mood will have to be right before I watch this one. Since I did enjoy the Greengrass directed Captain Philips (2013). There’s hope yet, and this trailer is quite good.

Anders Danielsen Lie, Jon Øigarden, Mikkel Bratt Silset, Anneke von der Lippe and Lars Arentz-Hansen also star.

22 July Release Dates: October 10th, 2018 (US)…

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