The Spy Who Dumped Me – Brand New Trailer!

I adore Kate McKinnon – the Emmy award-winning SNL performer is just brilliant and Mila Kunis has come into her own as a comedic actor. So we’re excited for this team up.

The Spy Who Dumped Me does what it says on the tin: A woman has to hunt down her ex with her best friend after he gets into some shady espionage!

The trailer offers little laughs but I’m hopeful this would be good. What do you think?

The Spy Who Dumped Me is out later this year! 

Never Steady, Never Still – Brand New Trailer!

Shirley Henderson is one of the best actresses in the UK. She’s one that many people know but couldn’t name her. Which is a shame because she’s in Bridget Jones, Harry Potter, and Filth. Henderson is an award-winning icon and that looks to continue with Never Steady, Never Still.

The film revolves around a woman who, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, has to fight for her independence after her husband dies.

A stunning drama that’ll really showcase Henderson’s skills, this is definitely a must see. What do you think?

Never Steady, Never Still is out April! 

Looking Back…Pacific Rim (2013)

Guillermo del Toro is no doubt a genius. You only have to look at Pan’s Labyrinth and his Oscar winning The Shape of Water to realise that. The man is all about the artistry as well as the story, marrying the two in succinct harmony to evolve a hauntingly incredible movie. His work from the aforementioned fantastical horror, vampire romp Blade II,  to the amazing Gothic action in Hellboy, del Toro has a sublime style that has evolved in his work.  Heck, I even love Crimson Peak despite it’s faults. Del Toro has a special something and, despite it’s naysayers, I think that continues in the underappreciated Pacific Rim.

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Perhaps his best work for polarising people, many seeing Idris Elba yelling; “we’re cancelling the apocalypse” and huffing at the idea, but Pacific Rim has its fair share of fans. Enough to lead to a sequel which, led by John Boyega and directed by Steven S. DeKnight is out tomorrow.

Pacific Rim revolves around a future where the human race, globally, is united against aliens known Kaijus who emerged from an interdimensional portal below the Ocean. Humanity, in an aid to stop total annihilation, build humanoid like robots, called Jaegers, that seem to work for a while, until the Kaijus get stronger, faster, and better. The story focuses on Rayleigh, a renegade pilot whose brother died years before and Mako, a rookie pilot who discovers they have a mental connection with one another…

Visually, this is an outstanding film, especially as this is del Toro’s romp through science fiction. He keeps to his own unique vision, as usually, and utilises a science fiction landscape to illuminate effects. His neon landscape of robots and aliens enhances this action film with a gorgeous aesthetic. The director also combines cultural elements to embellish this world where countries and borders are broken by a war by the extra-terrestrial, including Japan, America, and Britain. But ultimately, his vision is heavily realised with the Kaiju and the Jaegers which have their own look and feel. With ridiculous names such as Gypsy Danger, the robots are all different and with a personality which look astonishingly great on whatever screen you see it on.

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Whilst the themes and story may be a bit complex, the entire movie is prefixed with a backstory narrative that most “dystopian” films do to flesh out the present, the film does well with its intricacies unfold gloriously. This is particularly helped by the two leads, Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi. As Raleigh Becket and Mako Mori, they form a rambunctious team who are daring to break the rules. As pilots of a Jaeger, they have to have this mental connection to drive the robot showcase a brilliant platonic relationship that works on mutual respect rather than romantic entanglements. The performances are in tune as are their characters, dealing with grief and responsibility together…

There’s also some welcome comedic relief from Charlie Day and Burn Gorman as Dr. Newton Geiszler and Gottlieb, who try to learn more about the Jaegers mindset. Don’t forget that this also stars Idris Elba as the leader of the whole damn thing and, yes, it’s bloody awesome. While Pacific Rim may masquerade as mindless sci-fi action, it has a brain and a heart all at once. With the release of Uprising, could it beat the original?

Pacific Rim: Uprising is out 23rd March! 

Action Point – Brand New Trailer!

Jackass has evolved over the decades. The main star, Johnny Knoxville, has developed his particular brand of destructive humour that still stalks our screen long since Jackass has finished.

His last venture Bad Grandpa saw a mischievous granddad go around causing mayhem. A spiritual successor attempts to flesh out his past. The film revolves around an ad-hoc theme park that he wants to be completely limitless – meaning that the rides become hellish, dangerous, ones!

As someone who hates roller-coasters even in the safest of times, this film is making me queasy already. Stupid, but kinda fun – Action Point could be a surprise. What do you think?

Action Point is out later this year! 

Terminal – Brand New Trailer!

Margot Robbie is a woman poised to take over the world and that continues with the trailer for Terminal.

Also starring Dexter Fletcher and Simon Pegg, the film revolves around two hit men who agree to go on a massive mission  from a mysterious employer. Only, they come across an equally enigmatic women who may have more to do with their mission than they first thought.

There’s a strong Alice in Wonderland vibe going on and Margot Robbie’s accent here is weird (yet, kinda wonderful,) this will certainly be interesting. What do you think?

Terminal is out later this year. 

Nightflyers – Brand New Trailer!

George R. R. Martin is a little known author. An indie self-publisher who just did a few small films

Ahhhh of course we’re kidding, that wordsmith who kills without a thought, and murders all that’s good, is best known for his gruesome series of fantasy books turned popular series Game of Thrones.

Now another one of his stories is getting adapted – Nightflyers.

The film is set in the future just before Earth’s destruction. A crew of explorers man an advanced ship only to discover that their elusive captain may be steering them into the deep, dark, hellhole of space.

Nightflyers is premiering exclusively to the whole world except for America. And the film certainly looks interesting. This is George R. R. Martin though so… just…don’t get attached to anyone.

Nightflyers has no official date yet.