Category Archives: Thriller

UNDERWATER (2020): New Trailer From Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller, Vincent Cassel…

Underwater (2020), Kristen Stewart, 20th Century Fox
Underwater (2020), Kristen Stewart, 20th Century Fox

Scrambling to safety is the name of the game in new William Eubank directed action / thriller Underwater.

Starring Kristen Stewart, T.J. Miller and Vincent Cassel, the story centres around a group of underwater researchers trying to survive after an earthquake devastates their subterranean laboratory…

I’m in for the crazy underwater action footage.

I wonder if any claustrophobes can actually sit through this movie. I’m only kind of one, but not seriously.

Jessica Henwick, John Gallagher Jr., Mamoudou Athie and Gunner Wright also star.

Underwater Release Dates: January 10th, 2020 (UK & US)…

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THE KILL TEAM (2019): New Trailer Starring Nat Wolff, Alexander Skarsgård…

The Kill Team (2019), Alexander Skarsgard, A24
The Kill Team (2019), Alexander Skarsgard, A24

From writer / director  Dan Krauss, in new based on a true story action / thriller The Kill Team, Nat Wolff is Andrew Briggman, a young American soldier in Afghanistan.

Andrew finds himself struggling with a moral dilemma as a result of his commanding officer’s (Alexander Skarsgård) behaviour…

What a nightmare situation; not being able to trust your own team whose job it is to have your back – and you’re thousands of miles from home.

I’m tuning in to see Wolff’s character hopefully make it out alive. I also can’t wait to see Skarsgård in his role. I don’t remember having seen him playing a villainous character before and I like it.

Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Brian Marc, Osy Ikhile, Rob Morrow, Anna Francolini, Oliver Ritchie and Edd Campbell Bird also star.

The Kill Team Release Dates: October 25th, 2019 (US)…

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STRANGE BUT TRUE (2019): New Trailer From NICK ROBINSON, Margaret Qualley, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan…

Strange But True (2019), Nick Robinson
Strange But True (2019), Nick Robinson

Margaret Qualley, Amy Ryan, Nick Robinson and Greg Kinnear, are the stars of new thriller, Strange But True.

Direceted by Rowan Athale, this is the story of a woman who surprises the family of her deceased boyfriend by telling them she’s pregnant with his child…

I want to watch this because of the intriguing story. I need to know the nature of the shenanigans that lead to Qualley’s character making the strange claim.

On the other hand, there’s also a part of me that kind of doesn’t want to watch this movie because of all the seemingly unnecessary pain the innocent parties are going to experience. Overall, I’m probably too big a fan of Kinnear, Robinson; plus I’m too curious about Qualley and Ryan’s performances to stay away.

Mena Massoud, Brian Cox, Amy Ryan, Blythe Danner, Connor Jessup, Tennille Read, Allegra Fulton and Christy Bruce also star.

Strange But True Release Dates: September 6th, 2019 (US)…

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THE RED SEA DIVING RESORT (2019): The Things I Liked…

The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019), Chris Evans, Netflix
The Red Sea Diving Resort (2019), Chris Evans, Netflix

The Red Sea Diving Resort, the historical thriller starring Chris Evans, Michiel Huisman, Alessandro Nivola, Hayley Bennett and Alona Tal is more than two hours long, but it didn’t quite feel that way for me.

Set in the early 1980s, writer / director Gideon Raff’s movie is based on the true story of the international agents and brave Ethiopians who used a deserted holiday retreat in Sudan, as a front to smuggle thousands of Jewish Ethiopian refugees to Israel. 

I enjoyed Raff’s film because it’s well acted, well paced and features a fair amount of nail-biting moments. The entire film is based on the perspective of the main agent, Ari Levinson (Evans). As such we unfortunately don’t really get to know much about the film’s Ethiopian characters. We don’t get to know much about Ari and his team of agents either. This would have been far more noticeable and / or problematic for me, had it not been for Ari and fellow agent Sammy’s (Nivola) friendship. Though still very lightly drawn, it is partly through their relationship that we get to learn a little (still definitely only a little) more about two key people behind the mission. 

The Red Sea Diving Resort absolutely kept me entertained  but because of the focus on keeping the missions interesting rather than clearly painting the characters, I was left with many questions; some of which – and more have been answered by this article… ‘The Real Heroes Of the red Sea Diving Resort Rescue.’

Watch it if you’re curious.

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POINT BLANK (2019): The Things I Liked…

Point Blank (2019),Anthony Mackie, Netflix
Point Blank (2019),Anthony Mackie, Netflix

Point Blank, a new Netflix thriller about an emergency room nurse who teams up with an injured murder suspect to save his pregnant wife isn’t a terrible film. Directed by Joe Lynch; starring Anthony Mackie and Frank Grillo, I admit to having a little more fun while watching Point Blank than I expected to.

In addition to the overall execution of the story being adequate enough for me to watch through to the very end, a key highlight was the comic relief courtesy of Markice Moore’s unexpected character; a gangster boss who just happens to have movie making aspirations. Also, seeing Marcia Gay Harden in a role we don’t often see women play and her doing a great job proved memorable.

Lastly, the onscreen chemistry between Mackie and Grillo is OK. It’s certainly not as ‘sizzling’ as that between Michael Peña and Jake Gyllenhaal in End of Watch (2012); or Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg in 2013’s 2 Guns but those guys are really very special cases; I’m convinced of it.

Watch Point Blank if you’re curious.

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THE HUNT (2019): NEW Official TRAILER Starring HILARY SWANK, Betty Gilpin, JUSTIN HARTLEY, EMMA ROBERTS, …

Hilary Swank (2019), The Hunt, Universal Pictures
Hilary Swank (2019), The Hunt, Universal Pictures

Starring Betty Gilpin, Emma Roberts, Hilary Swank and Justin Hartley, the latest trailer for The Hunt, the story of twelve strangers chosen and kidnapped for the specific purpose of being hunted is here…

This intriguingly dark concept has me impatient to see the finished product. I mean, I don’t think that I’ve ever seen Swank look quite as terrifying as she does in the clip from which the above image was captured.

I say ‘bring on the entertaining madness’ because I think I’m ready. I think.

Amy Madigan, Macon Blair, Teri Wyble, Ike Barinholtz, Glenn Howerton, Alexander Babara, Steve Coulter, Wayne Duvall and Sturgill Simpson also star.

The Hunt Release Dates: September 27th, 2019 (US & UK)… (Release now postponed / cancelled by Universal Pictures)

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IT – CHAPTER 2 (2019): NEW Scary TRAILER FROM Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader,James McAvoy and Bill Skarsgård…

It - Chapter 2 (2019), Photo of Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader
It – Chapter 2 (2019), Photo of Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader

The latest official trailer for director Andy Muschietti’s IT Chapter 2 – starring Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, James McAvoy and Bill Skarsgård is finally here…

The first thing I noticed with this impressive trailer is how wonderfully creepy Skarsgård looks as Pennywise. The second is the brilliant casting of most, if not all of the adult versions of the kids in the movie.

I wonder if this could be the version of IT that actually really terrifies me. I’m ready to find out. I think I’m ready to find out.

 Javier Botet , Sophia Lillis, Jack Dylan Grazer, Finn Wolfhard, Jaeden Martell and Troy James, also star.

IT – Chapter 2 Release Dates: September 6th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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MONOS (2019): New Trailer For Alejandro Landes Movie Starring Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero…

Monos (2019), New Alejandro Landes Movie, Neon
Monos (2019), New Alejandro Landes Movie, Neon

The latest from director Alejandro Landes is a drama / thriller about eight kids with guns who are watching over a hostage and a conscripted milk cow.

Set on a faraway mountaintop, the young and talented key cast includes Sofia Buenaventura, Julian Giraldo, Karen Quintero…

‘Hello beautiful imagery. Hello mysterious and intriguing predicament. Greetings promising director’. These are my reasons for wanting to watch Monos.

Laura Castrillón, Deiby Rueda, Paul Cubides, Sneider Castro, Moises Arias, Julianne Nicholson, Wilson Salazar, Jorge Román and Valeria Diana Solomonoff also star.

Monos Release Dates: September 13th, 2019 (US); October 25th, 2019 (UK)…

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