Category Archives: Thriller

DARK CRIMES (2018): New Trailer From Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Marton Csokas…

Dark Crimes (2018), Jim Carrey
Dark Crimes (2018), Jim Carrey

Based on David Grann’s 2008 article, True Crimes – A Postmodern Murder Mystery, director Alexandros Avranas’s Dark Crimes is a thriller about the murder investigation of a slain business man.

Starring Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marton Csokas, said investigation leads to an author’s book which happens to feature an eerily similar crime…

I badly want this to be a good and worthy crime / thriller; particularly since the last film in this genre that I was excited about (Hangman 2017) didn’t turn out as well as hoped

With memories of how much I enjoyed Carrey in The Truman Show (1998) still intact, I’m remaining  hopeful.

Kati Outinen, Vlad Ivanov, Agata Kulesza and Anna Polony also star.

Dark Crimes Release Dates: May 11th, 2018 (US)…

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IN DARKNESS (2018): New Trailer From Emily Ratajkowski, Natalie Dormer, Ed Skrein…

In Darkness (2018), Natalie Dormer
In Darkness (2018), Natalie Dormer

In Darkness is a London-set thriller about a blind musician who finds herself down a dark path into London’s gritty criminal underworld. A change that happens after she hears a murder committed in the apartment upstairs.

Directed by Anthony Byrne and co-written by both Byrne and Dormer; Emily Ratajkowski, Natalie Dormer and Ed Skrein star…

I think the music / sound effects did a little too much to make this movie seem more exciting. Nevertheless, I look forward to what is hopefully a great thriller. I excited to seeing an example of just how resourceful a blind person can be.

Joely Richardson, Lexie Benbow-Hart and James Cosmo also star…

In Darkness Release Dates: May 25th, 2018 (US)…

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A QUIET PLACE (2018): The Things I Liked…

A Quiet Place (2018), Emily Blunt
A Quiet Place (2018), Emily Blunt

Starring Emily Blunt, co-written / directed by, and starring John Krasinski, A Quiet Place is a scary movie I wanted to see regardless of my characteristic of being ‘easily spooked into insomnia and nightmares.’ 

Set during a post apocalyptic future, Blunt and Krasinski are a couple with three children. In an effort to stay alive, the family are forced to live in silence because simply not doing so will mean they’re heard and subsequently become prey for mysterious creatures that hunt by sound.

I enjoyed this movie and was shocked, moved and impressed by the story, characters, performances plus the execution of the most memorable moments. A Quiet Place did a good job of showing the audience the general cleverness one would need in order to survive in a world where sound becomes deadly. 

I absolutely want to believe that I’d survive living in silence; however there may be too much about me that is loud. A surprise sneeze attack among many other things would surely mean the end of me.

Besides making me an even bigger fan of Blunt and Krasinski, A Quiet Place made me appreciate my freedom to make sound. It reminded me of the the gargantuan challenge that is parenting. It also left me feeling even more empowered and powerful as a young woman, something I wasn’t expecting.

If I had to pick one thing that I wasn’t totally in love with about this movie, it would be the jarring move from silence to a seemingly super loud sound/ musical score. 

Watch it because it’s good and A Quiet Place will likely not result in a single moment of sleeplessness. It didn’t for me.. yet!

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FIRST REFORMED (2018): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Gaston…

First Reformed (2018), Ethan Hawke.png

First Reformed is a drama / thriller about a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor (Ethan Hawke) at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks the Reverend to counsel her husband, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future.

Directed by Paul Schrader, Hawke and Seyfried are joined by Cedric the Entertainer, Michael Gaston, Van Hansis, Ronald Peet…

I’m in for the unique story and a great performance by Hawke. You can just see it in his eyes, can’t you?

First Reformed Release Dates: May 18th, 2018 (US)…

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REVENGE (2018): New Trailer Starring Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Vincent Colombe…

Revenge (2018), Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz
Revenge (2018), Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz

Written and directed by Coralie Fargeat, Revenge is an action / thriller that exists to remind you that you should never, ever, take your mistress on an annual guys’ getaway. Especially if she’s devoted to hunting.

Matilda Anna Ingrid LutzKevin JanssensVincent Colombe and Guillaume Bouchède star…

I hope that the finished film lives up to the promise of this wonderful trailer. There’s nothing quite like a well-executed tale of vengeance to remind one of how great film is.

Revenge Release Dates: May 11th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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TERMINAL (2018): New Trailer From Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, Max Irons…

Terminal (2018),  Margot Robbie
Terminal (2018), Margot Robbie

In Terminal, murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as the lives of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.

Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Max Irons and Mike Myers are directed by Vaughn Stein…

I don’t really know what’s going on in this trailer but I’m intrigued by the style and cinematography.

I generally like to see Margot Robbie win. I just wish that I wasn’t so very aware of her faux accent.

Terminal Release Dates: May 11th, 2018 (US)…

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THE DARKEST MINDS (2018): New Trailer From Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Harris Dickinson…

The Darkest Minds (2018), Harris Dickinson, Amandla Stenberg
The Darkest Minds (2018), Harris Dickinson, Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie and Harris Dickinson star in The Darkest Minds, a sci-fi thriller in which a disease kills 98% of America’s children and the remaining 2% are placed in internment camps.

Based on the book by Alexandra Bracken and directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, The adventure begins when a 16-year-old girl escapes her camp…

 

There’s no watching this trailer without thinking about The Hunger Games or Maze Runner. I want this to be good. However there is a part of me that isn’t sure yet. I was really hoping that the special effects on the eyes didn’t look so, for want of another phrase, ‘basic.’ I’ve probably just seen to many glowing  /colourful eyes in other movies

The Darkest Minds Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018 (US); August 10th, 2018 (US)…

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UNDER THE SILVER LAKE (2018): New Trailer Starring Andrew Garfield, Sydney Sweeney, Riley Keough…

Under The Silver Lake (2018), Andrew Garfield
Under The Silver Lake (2018), Andrew Garfield

Under The silver Lake is a crime / thriller about a man obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul’s murder and the kidnapping of a girl.

Directed by David Robert Mitchell;  Andrew Garfield, Sydney Sweeney and Riley Keough star…

This looks different, in a good way.

Under The Silver Lake Release Dates: June 22nd, 2018 (US)…

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