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LAST NIGHT IN SOHO (2021): New Trailer From Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, Jessie Mei Li…

Last Night in Soho (2021), Anya Taylor-Joy, Focus Features

Directed by Edgar Wright of Baby Driver (2017); Last Night in Soho is a new drama/horror/mystery that stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie and Jessie Mei Li. It’s the story of a young girl (McKenzie), passionate about fashion design, who finds herself mysteriously able to enter the 1960s.

While there, she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer (Taylor-Joy). Only 1960s London isn’t quite what it seems.

The part-horror categorisation makes me nervous but I remain curious. Who knew that Taylor-Joy had such a beautiful singing voice? No t me.

Here’s to hoping that there are more pleasant surprises to look forward to.

Diana Rigg, Matt Smith, Rita Tushingham, Terence Stamp, Margaret Nolan, Lisa McGrillis, James Phelps, Synnove Karlsen, Oliver Phelps, Katrina Vasilieva, Michael Jibson and Kassius Nelson also star.

Last Night in Soho Release Dates: October 22nd, 2021 (US); October 29th, 2021 (UK)…

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THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT (2020): New Trailer From Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Bill Camp…

The Queen's Gambit (2020), Anya Taylor-Joy, Netflix
The Queen’s Gambit (2020), Anya Taylor-Joy, Netflix

Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, The Queen’s Gambit is a new Netflix mini-series about a female chess prodigy named Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy).

Also starring Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Bill Camp, Moses Ingram and Harry Melling, the story starts with Beth as an eight year-old orphan who’s quiet, sullen, and seemingly unremarkable. That is, until she plays her first game of chess.

I’m mostly interested in Taylor-Joy’s performance. I’m also curious about Beth’s journey from an ‘unremarkable child’ to a chess superstar. Especially as I wonder what her life might have been like had she not discovered the game.

Chloe Pirrie, Annabeth Kelly, Marielle Heller, Janina Elkin, and Jacob Fortune-Lloyd also star.

The Queen’s Gambit Release Dates: October 23rd, 2020 (US & UK)…

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THE NEW MUTANTS (2020): New Trailer Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Antonio Banderas…

The New Mutants (2020), Anya Taylor-Joy, 20th Century Fox
The New Mutants (2020), Anya Taylor-Joy, 20th Century Fox

The New Mutants is an action / thriller about five young mutants held in a secret facility against their will.

Directed by Josh Boone; starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga and Antonio Banderas, the young mutants must  fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

If you’re thinking, ‘wait, didn’t this get released two years ago?‘ Well, the original trailer was released in 2018 and since then the release date has been pushed to this year. If you’re also wondering what this trailer has to do with X-MEN, the new mutant are a team of mutant heroes comprised of the first graduates from Charles Xavier’s (Professor X) school for young mutants; so the answer is really everything.

I’m interested because of Taylor-Joy and the X-men link. Perhaps what the X-Men franchise has been needing outside of a break is some fresh young faces.

Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Happy Anderson, Henry Zaga, Sarah Bennani, Colbi Gannett, Max Schochet, Tony Saquett, Thomas Kee and ickey Gilmore also star.

The New Mutants Release Dates: 28th August 2020 (US)…

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X-MEN – THE NEW MUTANTS (2018): New Trailer From Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton…

X-Men The New Mutants (2018), Anya Taylor-Joy
X-Men The New Mutants (2018), Anya Taylor-Joy

Directed and co-written by Josh Boone, X-Men – The New Mutants follows five young mutants who are just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will. They must fight to escape their past sins and save themselves…

The X-Men young mutant story is one I’m more familiar with than I particularly care to be. However, this one has my attention because of the ‘horror’ and the setting / psychoanalysis element. There’s also the fact that no mention of ‘coming together to save the world’ has taken place, a pleasant surprise for those fatigued by the super hero movie story formula.

The New Mutants Release Dates: 28th August 2020 (US)…

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THOROUGHBREDS (2018): New Trailer From Anton Yelchin, Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy…

Thoroughbreds (2018), Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy
Thoroughbreds (2018), Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy

Starring Anton Yelchin, Olivia Cooke and Anya Taylor-Joy, Thoroughbreds is the Cory Finley written / directed thriller about two upper-class teenage girls in suburban Connecticut. The girls rekindle their unlikely friendship after years apart, so they can hatch a plan to solve both their problems-no matter the cost…

The plot for this movie reminds me a small amount of Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring (2013), a movie I did not like so much. However, something tells me hat this will be better.

I’ll be watching because this trailer has promise and because I believe this to be the final movie starring the talented but unfortunately late Anton Yelchin.

Thoroughbreds Release Dates: March 9th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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