Trailer: “Doctor Sleep”(2019) “Doctor Sleep” continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson and newcomer Kyliegh Curran star in the supernatural thriller, directed by Mike Flanagan, from his own screenplay based upon the novel by Stephen King. Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured […]
“Annabelle comes Home” (2019) – Growing Up Warren Featurette “Annabelle Comes Home” is the third instalment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe. Gary Dauberman, the screenwriter of the “Annabelle” films, “IT” and “The Nun,” makes his directorial debut on the film, which is produced by Peter Safran, who has […]
“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” (2019) Action 130 Minutes Written by: Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields Directed by: Michael Dougherty Featuring: Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Sally Hawkins, Charles Dance, Thomas Middleditch, Aisha Hinds, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe and Zhang Ziyi Senator Williams: “So you’d want to make Godzilla our pet.” [laughter] Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: “No. We would be his.” This week sees the release […]
The gritty, female-driven mob drama “The Kitchen,” from New Line Cinema and BRON Creative, was written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for the original screenplay for “Straight Outta Compton.” “The Kitchen” stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison […]
From Warner Bros. Pictures and Amazon Studios, “The Goldfinch” is the film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Theodore “Theo” Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy […]
Trailer: “Rambo: Last Blood” (2019) The fifth and final installment in the series sees Stallone reprising his role of John Rambo who is now living on a ranch in Arizona, trying to pick up casual work wherever he can. Soon his friend and estate manager informs him that her granddaughter (Yvette Monreal) went missing in Mexico. This leads to Rambo […]
“Mars – Season 1 & 2” (2017-2018) Television Drama 12 Episodes Created by: Ben Young Mason & Justin Wilkes Directed by: David Yarovesky Featuring: Ben Cotton, Alberto Ammann, Anamaria Marinca, Clémentine Poidatz Jihae and Sammi Rotibi Released this month on to a DVD box set is the Nat Geo series “Mars – Season 1 & 2” (2017-2018) which attempts to blend documentary with a narrative story, […]
Trailer: “Terminator: Dark Fate” (2019) Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the T-800, and Gabriel Luna serves as the new Terminator antagonist in this. Diego Boneta and Natalia Reyes co-star.
Trailer: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” (2019) Sony Pictures has released the red-band full-length trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s ninth directorial feature – the Los Angeles 1969-set noir tale “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. The trailer launches right as the film is in the midst of its world premiere at Cannes. The story follows a washed-up ex-western actor (Leonardo […]
Featurette: “Child’s Play” (2019) A contemporary re-imagining of the 1988 horror classic film, CHILD’S PLAY follows Karen, a single mother who gifts her son Andy a Buddi doll, unaware of its more sinister nature. CHILD’S PLAY is directed by Lars Klevberg and stars Aubrey Plaza, Gabriel Bateman, Brian Tyree Henry and Mark Hamill. CHILD’S PLAY releases in New Zealand cinemas […]
Trailer: “Midsommar” (2019) Jack Reynor and Florence Pugh star in the film as a couple who travels to Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown, famed for its mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic vacation soon turns into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. Will Poulter, William Jackson Harper, Ellora Torchia and […]
Trailer: “The dead don’t die” (2019) The greatest zombie cast ever disassembled come together for celebrated auteur Jim Jarmusch and his attempt at a zombie comedy with “The Dead Don’t Die” which now has a new red-band trailer courtesy of Focus Features. Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Danny Glover, Selena Gomez, Caleb Landry Jones, Tom Waits, Chloe Sevigny, Carol […]
Trailer & featurette: “Game of Thrones – Season Eight, Episode Six” In the wake of the fifth episode of “Game of Thrones”, HBO has released the trailer for the next episode as well as a featurette for this weeks episode “Queens of ashes”.
Television review: “Game of Thrones – Season Eight, Episode Five – “The Bells” (2009-2019) Fantasy Six Episodes Created for HBO by: David Benioff and D. B. Weiss based on A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin Featuring: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Gwendoline Christie Varys: “I hope I deserve this.” […]
New Trailer: “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” features Keanu Reeves as the titular character in the third installment in the John Wick film series, following John Wick (2014) and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017). The film is directed by Chad Stahelski and with a screenplay written by Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins and Marc Abrams, based on a story by Kolstad. It also stars Halle Berry, Laurence […]
“Delicious: Series Three” (2019) TV Series/Drama/Comedy Episodes: Eight Created by: Dan Sefton Featuring: Dawn French, Emilia Fox, Iain Glen, Sheila Hancock Dawn French: “This is Cornwall – there are no secrets.” These days cooking and comedy go together so well that it’s easy to forget when shows about cooking were relegated to Saturday and Sunday afternoons with Julia Childs and […]