The Age of Shadows – Brand New Trailer!

There are some movie trailers out there which want your attention. No. Beg your attention. No wait, no. Command your attention. All you have to do is watch and you are in instant awe. The Age of Shadows, the latest from Kim Jee-woon, is one of those films. This trailer is exquisite.

The movie revolves around resistance fighters who are trying to bring explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities and gain independence. However, a Japanese police officer is caught between his duty and the instinct to support the greater cause.

There isn’t much to say other than, watch this trailer. It looks devastating and beautiful.


Star Trek Beyond – “Shields Up” Clip

Star Trek Beyond is coming out this week. You know this because there are trailers everywhere, clips in abundance, posters on buses… you know, publicity shenanigans. And here we are, adding to that with yet another clip.

Star Trek Beyond sees director Justin Lin take the director’s chair as Kirk and his crew face their biggest challenge yet. As they explore unchartered space, they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts everything they stand for to test.

This latest clip comes within the wave of brilliant reviews and critical acclaim which means they could release Kirk scratching his behind as he shuffles in his chair and glee will radiate through us. For those of us clinging on this next few days for brilliance, we just have to be satisfied by these clips.


The Witch – DVD & Blu-Ray Review

Horror is a genre that only blossoms about one or two great films a year. Don’t get me wrong, there is an abundance of good horrors out there. Whether they are cheesy and fun or shit your pants jumpy, horror can produce endless entertaining films yet only few will etch themselves into your mind, plague your conscious for days, and leave you thriving in fear.

And I feel sorry for any horror movie coming this year, because The Witch has already secured one of those spots.

The Witch revolves around a Puritan family who, for unknown reasons, are cast out of the local village and community. Living on a farm on the outskirts of a wood, William, his wife Katherine, daughter Thomasin, son Caleb, and twins Mercy and Jonas make the most of their isolated circumstances. When Katherine gives birth to a fifth child, Samuel, she is dismayed when he disappears – taken by an unknown force into the forest. Blaming Thomasin and fearing her impending womanhood, the family start to unravel as sudden and unexpected events cause great distress. But what exactly is causing these events? Is this happening closer to home?

Honing in sublime aesthetics that broil with mystical elements and energies, The Witch ensnares with its palpable sublime flesh and the dangerous meat that you can bite underneath. As you are cast under the visceral spell of cinematography, writer and director Robert Eggers weaves an enticing story that is a slow and brooding horror. The tension mounts with each heinous act that is committed on the family. The shocks are burning, untangling a familial bond that undoes the mantra of pure love for one’s kin making it a spectacularly sullen film which the film’s terror unfolds intellectually and emotionally..

Within the tale, actors take no heed in performing with their utmost skill. No question should be made about Kate Dickie being Scotland’s finest and most intriguing actresses who can tackle the most intricate of characters. As the grief-stricken mother losing trust in her own daughter Thomasin, despite the protests of love, Dickie sublime works the disdain across her tongue and beats with a vicious and unforgiving heart. Ralph Ineson, a British actor who you’ll recognise from Game of Thrones, The Office, and Harry Potter, captivates as a father trying to keep his unit in order yet driven mad by crimes made against him and his brood.

Yet at a young age, its rising star Anya Taylor-Joy (who looks to raise her acting portfolio in creepy upcoming horror Morgan,) As Thomasin, a girl rife with guilt and troubles, growth and becoming, darkness and innocence, Taylor-Joy masterful dabbles in a teenage girls struggle in a Puritan world, particularly when the woo of evilness spikes her interest. Navigating a family so keen to shun her quickly whilst unsure of the spirits that command her, Taylor-Joy conveys so much and commands you to pay attention with her expressive form.

Eggers’ craft is bewitching, brewing with torturous horror that never relents in the seething tension. The Witch is stunning and complex, aching with every beat until the final climatic scene which is redolent across your crawling skin.


The Magnificent Seven – Brand New Trailer!

I read a really good theory online that Chris Pratt plays the same character but he’s caught in a time loop. So from space to the future of dinosaur parks, Pratt has been whipping out jokes, gun-slinging evil dudes, and looking smouldering. Oh he nails it, but it would be nice for him to do something new.

That’s not the case for The Magnificent Seven which has a brand new trailer!

The Magnificent Seven revolves around the sleepy town of Rose Creek who is put under deadly control by Bartholomew Bogue. When the desperate town’s people turn to an outlaw to help protect them, he enlists six more rambunctious gunslingers to help. Shenanigans ensue.

Apart from the cast, which also includes Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D’Onforio, The Magnificent Seven is an entirely unnecessary remake which we’ve had enough of this year.

What do you think


The Hollars – Brand New Trailer!

We’ve spoken a lot about actors turning to directing. There has been a long history of it but with varying success. The Office US alum John Krasinski is added to that list with his upcoming comedy drama The Hollars.

The film revolves around a man who has to head back to his home town after his mother is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. There he has to confront his past whilst also looking towards his future.

With Anna Kendrick, Margo Martindale, Sharlto Copley, Charlie Day, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Josh Groban, and Richard Jenkins, The Hollars looks to be an intriguing family fuelled affair that’ll tackle some difficult issues with a lot of charm.



Star Trek Beyond – Sofia Boutella introduces Jaylah

Sofia Boutella is definitely one of the best. At what?


The performer has been dancing in music videos, adverts, and fantastic artist tours then elevated into movies fantastically. Her most acclaimed role to date is that of the villainous blade-legged Giselle in Kingsman: The Secret Service. But now she looks to go….beyond that…with a stirring role in the latest Star Trek film.

Star Trek Beyond
 sees director Justin Lin take the director’s chair as Kirk and his crew face their biggest challenge yet. As they explore unchartered space, they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts everything they stand for to test.

Her role in Star Trek Beyond looks to be a great addition to the performer’s portfolio and, hopefully, the film will elevate her into to a more legendary status.

What do you think?