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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (2020): The Thing I Liked…

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Jessie Buckley, Netflix

There are some movies I’ll start watching, realise their terrible and quit within ten or fifteen minutes. Writer/director Charlie Kaufman’s latest drama/thriller I’m Thinking of Ending Things is not that kind of movie. One might say it’s worse because I’d hoped to like it far more than I did.

I expected more because I rather enjoyed Anomalisa (2015), and had hoped that I’m Thinking of Ending Things would be similarly pleasing and thought-provoking. It may well be thought-provoking for some, but post-viewing, it did not inspire me to think anything significant, except ‘what a waste of two hours.’ Particularly since the peculiar happenings that inspired me to watch the movie in the first place, never really get explained.

Kaufman’s story of a young woman who comes to question everything she thought she knew about her new boyfriend, upon arriving at his parent’s secluded farm is a film that may have fans raving on about the way it explores loneliness, death, sanity and so on. Yet, I for one didn’t want to work as hard and have as much patience as I’m Thinking of Ending Things requires of its audience.

By the third or fourth time that Jessie Buckley’s character says the words ‘I’m thinking of ending things‘, the film had lost me and I’d got far beyond the point of simply ‘thinking of ending things.’ I wanted to stop watching; yet I needed to see how the story would end.

Buckley, Toni Colette, David Thewlis and Jessie Plemons all perform brilliantly. Still, none of it proved enough for me. Regardless of the ‘stylish’ way the story is edited and told; the scares and other creative choices, it just didn’t result in a satisfying experience for me. Instead it felt incomplete.

I’m sure that very serious fans of Kaufman will likely enjoy this the most. For everyone else, sure, give it a chance if you’re SUPER curious.

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I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS (2020): Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, Jesse Plemons, David Thewlis…

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Netflix
I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020), Jesse Plemons, Jessie Buckley, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020).


Based on Iain Reid’s acclaimed novel, I’m Thinking of Ending Things is a new drama/horror/thriller about a young woman who comes to question everything she thought she knew about her new boyfriend, and herself. All upon arriving to her boyfriend’s parent’s secluded farm.

Directed and co-written by Charlie Kaufman, I’m Thinking of Ending Things stars Jessie Buckley, Toni Collette, David Thewlis and Jesse Plemons.

With parents that peculiar, maybe she should have trusted her gut much sooner! Actually, since I haven’t read the book on which this movie is based, it may well be that Buckley’s character is the most peculiar one,

The last Kaufman movie I saw was Anomalisa (2015). One of these days I’ll finally make time for what is perhaps his most popular movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

Colby Minifie, Jason Ralph, Abby Quinn, Guy Boyd, Ashlyn Alessi, Hadley Robinson, Teddy Coluca, Anthony Robert Grasso and Austin Ferris also star.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things Release Dates: September 4th, 2020 (US)…

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JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (2021): Great New Trailer Starring Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemmons…

Judas and The Black Messiah (2020), Daniel Kaluuya, Warner Bros. Pictures
Judas and The Black Messiah (2020), Daniel Kaluuya, Warner Bros. Pictures

Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O’Neal.

Co directed by Ryan Coogler and Shaka King this very promising movie stars Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield and Jesse Plemons.

It’s official, this is my favourite week of movie trailer releases in 2020. First we had Ratched (2020) a couple of days ago and now this. I’ve already watched this trailer countless times and I cannot wait to see what looks like a superb performance from Kaluuya and Stanfield. Two brilliant actors I last saw together in Jordan Peele’s massive hit, Get Out (2017).

This is the kind of movie that I imagine will be really great to see in a movie theatre.

Martin Sheen, Ashton Sanders, Lil Rel Howery, Algee Smith, Jermaine Fowler, Robert Longstreet, Dominique Fishback, Nick Fink and Darrell Britt-Gibson also star.

Judas and The Black Messiah Release Dates: 2021, exact date to be confirmed.

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ANTLERS (2020): New Trailer From Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas…

Antlers (2020), Keri Russell, Fox Searchlight
Antlers (2020), Keri Russell, Fox Searchlight

In new horror film Antlers, a young student is harbouring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences. A secret that soon gets the attention of a teacher and her Sheriff brother in a small town in Oregon.

Directed by Scott Cooper; key cast includes Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas…

Daddy?

Assuming I heard that correctly, this should be interesting. Whether it will be nightmare inducing or not, my guess is no but I’m open to finding out and seeing how far I get after hitting play.

Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan, Cody Davis, Sawyer Jones and Arlo Hajdu also star.

Antlers Release Dates: february 19th, 2021 (US)…

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JUNGLE CRUISE (2020): New Trailer From Emily Blunt, Dwayne Johnson, Jesse Plemons, Jack Whitehall…

Jungle Cruise (2020), Emily Blunt,Dwayne Johnson, Walt Disney Studios
Jungle Cruise (2020), Emily Blunt,Dwayne Johnson, Walt Disney Studios

Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Jesse Plemons and Jack Whitehall are the stars of Jungle cruise, a new fantasy / adventure based on Disneyland’s theme park ride.

A ride where a small riverboat takes a group of travellers through a jungle filled with dangerous animals, reptiles, and with a supernatural element…

Looks like quite a fun cross between, Tarzan, and Jumanji. Also, just yesterday I was thinking, ‘I haven’t seen Emily Blunt in a while…’ And now, here she is.

Paul Giamatti, Edgar Ramírez, Veronica Falcón, Andy Nyman, Raphael Alejandro, Mark Ashworth and Quim Gutiérrez also star.

Jungle Cruise Release Dates: July 30th, 2021 (US)…

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GAME NIGHT (2018): New Trailer From Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams…

Game Night (2018), Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman
Game Night (2018), Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman

In Game Night, Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams are part of a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights. This particular game night though, things are very different. Very different indeed and fun for the audience…

First of all, I’m really glad that Rachel McAdams is back! I haven’t seen her in a movie since Southpaw (2015). Second, I wish this movie was out already because it looks just like the kind of fun I need this weekend. Oh well.

Billy Magnussen, Kylie Bunbury, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris and Camille Chen also star.

Game Night Release Dates: March 2nd, 2018 (US); March 4th, 2018 (UK)…

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THE POST (2017): New Trailer Starring Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Sarah Paulson…

The Post (2017), Tom Hanks
The Post (2017), Tom Hanks

Directed by Steven Spielberg and inspired by true events, The Post tells the story of  the cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents and pushed the country’s first female newspaper publisher (Meryl Streep) and a hard-driving editor (Tom Hanks) to begin a journalistic battle against the government…

I didn’t realise I missed Meryl Streep so much until I saw her turn around in this trailer. I’m of course going to be watching because of her and Hanks. It’s also going to be an experience to watch all the sexist nonsense that will be directed at her character, Kay Graham.

Sarah Paulson, Carrie Coon, Bradley Whitford, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Zach Woods and David Cross also star.

The Post Release Dates: January 12th, 2018 (US), January 19th, 2018 (UK)…

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HOSTILES (2017): New Trailer From Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Peter Mullan, Ben Foster…

Hostiles (2017), Rosamund Pike
Hostiles (2017), Rosamund Pike

Starring Christian Bale, Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster and Peter Mulan, Hostiles tells the story of what happened when in 1892, a legendary Army captain reluctantly agreed to escort a Cheyenne chief and his family through dangerous territory…

The brilliance that is Mr. Bale is the reason I’m tuning in. He embodies such screen presence, charisma and that’s before he even says a single word.

Directed by Scott Cooper; Jesse Plemons, Stephen Lang, Paul Anderson and Q’orianka Kilcher also star.

Hostiles Release Dates...

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