M. Night Shyamalan got his career back on track with a couple of self-financed films (The Visit, Split) that did well critically and at the Box Office. The revelation that Split was a sequel (to Unbreakable, to my mind his best film) provoked a lot of speculation – along with the critical acclaim and financial […]
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Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down tells the story of a band of rabbits that are forced to leave their cozy warren because of encroaching technology – and the dangers they face on their journey to find a new home. Already adapted as a brilliant film from Martin “Short, the BBC and Netflix have partnered for […]
Are the events of Unbreakable and Split merely the crazed imaginings of Kevin Wendel Crumb, David Dunn and Elijah Price? Is that why we find them in a mental health institution? The new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass makes that suggestion before breaking it apart. Glass Premieres on January 18, 2019.
The film mutant fans have been waiting for is almost here. Dark Phoenix will be in theaters on February 14th – and the trailer is suitably ominous. (Happy Valentine’s Day!) DARK PHOENIX Release Date: February 14, 2019 Written and Directed by: Simon Kinberg Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner, Todd Hallowell Cast: […]
The first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass premiered at Comic-Con 2018 this afternoon. It’s probably not quite what anyone was expecting, but it certainly hits all the beats we were hoping it would. Glass will get the new year off to one heckuva start, premiering on January 18, 2019.
Atomic Blonde may not be as supple, flexible and dynamic is its lead, but still punches above its head in odd and intriguing ways. To begin with, the action set pieces feel like they could have been part of a John Wick movie. Then there’s the feeling you get watching Charlize Theron – if she’s […]
Lorraine Broughton is MI6’s most lethal – and resourceful – operative. If things are FUBUAR, she’s the one you send in to fix things. In Atomic Blond, she’s sent into Berlin to bring a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city. Her contact, Berlin station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) is to show her her way through this deadliest […]
Charlize Theron stars as the titular Atomic Blonde of Universal’s new action flick – based on the hit comic from Oni Press. She’s MI6’s most lethal operative – the one you call on to fix things when others screw up badly (or if the job is just. that. important.). Sent alone into Berlin to deliver […]
It’s been a long while since M. Night Shyamalan has produced a movie that’s as good as Split – just over sixteen years, in fact (since Unbreakable). He’s come close before – sixteen months ago, he almost did it with the fatally flawed The Visit – but he’s finally put it all together in this […]
One of Kevin’s 23 personalities has kidnapped three girls – for a yet-to-be-revealed 24th personality. The second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is dark, twisted and bizarrely witty. It suggests that the director is back to his The Sixth Sense/Unbreakable level of quality. Check it out after the break. Split opens in North America […]
When the movie Igor was announced and James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe were attached, the premise – the story of Frankenstein told from the point of view of his assistant, Igor – I thought, ‘What a great premise!’ When the film’s title was changed to Victor Frankenstein, I thought, ‘That kinda makes sense – everyone […]