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Jennifer Lawrence plays a prima ballerina-turned-Soviet secret agent in steely spy thriller ‘Red Sparrow’

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By Sam Bathe on 9 Jan 2018



Jennifer Lawrence takes the lead in Red Sparrow, a spy thriller hot off the heels of the excellent Atomic Blonde. A prima ballerina caught up in the assassination of a political enemy, Dominikia Egorova (Lawrence) is coerced into joining the Sparrow School to train to be become a Soviet secret agent. However, after graduating and placed on her first mission, when she starts to fall for her mark – an American CIA agent acting as a mole in Russia – it puts the mission and her life at risk, from both sides. With Hunger Games franchise director, Francis Lawrence, behind the camera, and a script from Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road), hopefully the stunning, almost metallic visuals are backed up by tactile choreography and depth to the plot. Red Sparrow hits theatres March 2nd.

Netflix channel Scandi murder mysteries with new supernatural detective series ‘Dark’

Posted in Trailers, TV
By Sam Bathe on 15 Nov 2017



With all the overtones of a Scandi detective thriller, Dark is a tense new 10-parter from Netflix. Set in the small German town of Winden, Dark follows the investigation into the disappearance of two local children, only the series takes a supernatural twist when the question shifts to not whom kidnapped the children, but when. Shot on location in the beautiful yet thoroughly eerie German woodland, Netflix’s run of hit shows looks like its set to continue. Created by Baran bo Odar and co-written by Jantje Friese, all 10 episodes of Dark premiere Friday 1st December.

Saoirse Ronan stumbles through the last year of high school in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut ‘Lady Bird’

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By Natasha Peach on 6 Sep 2017



The solo directorial debut from Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird follows high school senior Christine McPherson – or ‘Lady Bird’ as she goes by – as she navigates a turbulent 12 months before leaving home for college. Starring the amazing Saoirse Ronan in the titular role, Lady Bird clashes horns with her mother (Laurie Metcalf), girls at school and a handful of love interests as she plots a route to the Big Apple. Gerwig’s mumblecore dramedy received rave reviews at Telluride Film Festival just last weekend, and hits theatres 3rd November in the US and 16th February 2018 in the UK.

Director George Clooney channels Coen Brothers farce in suburbia-gone-wrong comedy ‘Suburbicon’

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By Natasha Peach on 21 Aug 2017



Set in a seemingly idyllic suburban community, after a home invasion robbery ends in the death of beloved wife and mother, Rose, her twin sister (Julianne Moore) moves in to help widowed Gardner (Matt Damon) and the kids cope with their great loss. However, when a company agent pays the family a visit to sign off on their life insurance claim, it becomes quickly apparent all might not be as it seems, Gardner must quickly learn to navigate the town’s dark underbelly if he’s to make it out alive. Directed by George Clooney from an all-star script by Clooney himself alongside long-term collaborator Grant Heslov and the Coen Brothers, Suburbicon is a dark comedy that hopes to hit the heights of the likes of A Serious Man. Suburbicon hits theatres in the US on October 27th, and in the UK on November 24th.

Robots prove more than a match for mankind in Steven Gomez’s debut feature ‘Kill Command’

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By Martin Roberts on 26 Feb 2016



The first trailer has emerged for Kill Command by first-time director Steven Gomez, who’s debut film seemed to bear some similarities to Gareth Edwards’ Monsters from a few years back. As it happens, the two directors are good friends.

Kill Command is set in the near future, in a technology-reliant society. Against this backdrop, an elite army unit is sent to a remote island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for Captain Bukes (Thure Lindhardt) and his squad descends into a terrifying battle to the death, as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil.

The film, which also stars Vanessa Kirby (Everest, Jupiter Ascending), will be out in UK cinemas in May, and looks like a fun twist on AI-themed thrillers, with a bit of Predator thrown in for good measure.

J.J. Abrams’ cult favourite ‘Cloverfield’ gets a surprise follow-up with the Dan Trachtenberg-directed ’10 Cloverfield Lane’

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By Sam Bathe on 15 Jan 2016




Described by producer J.J. Abrmas as a “blood relative” to 2008 monster movie, Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a cramped thriller about a woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who comes to trapped in an underground cellar. Fearing she has been abducted by a survivalist (John Goodman) who tells her a chemical attack has left the outside world uninhabitable, she decides she must escape whatever dangers she may face outside. Mirroring the release of the original Cloverfield teaser ahead of Transformers, 10 Cloverfield Lane was debuted in front of the latest Michael Bay project, 13 Hours. It was the long overdue public announcement of a previously secret Bad Robot project, codenamed Valencia. The original pitch and script was written Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken, with Whiplash‘s Damien Chazelle brought in for re-writes, presumably to make it a bit more Cloverfield-y, while Dan Trachtenberg (of The Totally Rad Show) directs. 10 Cloverfield Lane hits theatres March 11th.

Dory goes on her own adventure as Pixar return to the open sea for long-awaited sequel ‘Finding Dory’

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By Sam Bathe on 11 Nov 2015



More than a decade on from the original release, Pixar is returning to the open seas for Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. With Andrew Stanton back on board after the John Carter experiment, this time directing alongside Angus MacLane, the film is set six months after the events of Finding Nemo. Finding Dory follows the amnesiac blue fish as she finally recalls some of her childhood memeories, kickstarting an adventure to Monterey, California, with Marlin and Nemo in tow, no doubt meeting a number of colourful characters along the way. Finding Dory hits theaters 17th June 2016.

Director Adam McKay takes on more serious subject matter with financial drama ‘The Big Short’

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By Sam Bathe on 23 Sep 2015




The first drama from long-time comedy director Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) and based on a true story and the best-selling book by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side), The Big Short follows an all-star cast take a bet against the banks in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling, the foursome look to profit from the bursting of the housing and credit bubble, navigating the dark underbelly of the banking industry for their own personal gain. The Big Short hits theatres December 11th, with eyes eager to see how McKay handles the more serious subject matter, and Gosling that bronze.

Pixar is ready to pull on your heartstrings again with a prehistoric friendship in ‘The Good Dinosaur’

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By Sam Bathe on 22 Jul 2015




Riding high on the critical and commercial success of Inside Out, Pixar have released the first full trailer for their second movie of 2015, The Good Dinosaur. Imaging a world where the asteroid missed Earth, when a young Apatosaurus named Arlo becomes separated from his family, he makes an unlikely human friend as they traverse the harsh and mysterious landscape hand-in-hand. While the overbearing music almost overshadows the trailer, the teaser features almost no dialogue, a bold move that is said to be a trait of the movie, with the almost photo-realistic backdrops apparently modeled on real locations around the world. Directed by Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy) and with a vocal cast that includes Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, Anna Paquin and Frances McDormand, The Good Dinosaur hits theatres November 25th.

Everything’s coming to a head in the second trailer for Zach Snyder’s superhero epic ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

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By Sam Bathe on 12 Jul 2015






The talk of this year’s San Diego Comic Con, the second trailer for Zach Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sees motives tested amid an almighty storm that’s coming to our planet. As Bruce Wayne starts to revolt against Superman’s self-appointed duties and Lex Luthor also waiting in the wings, Batman v Superman will also debut Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ezra Miller as The Flash. The first big step in Warner Bros. and DC’s plan to create a film network to rival Marvel’s interconnected universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theatres March 25th 2016.

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