With the Bank Holiday this weekend, I feel a bit confused as to what day it is. Yeah this normally goes up on a Monday and I suppose I’m a bit late! Sorry! But I hope you’re not too disappointed in me. PLEASE LOVE ME! PLEASE! No? Well fine…
Lots and lots going on this week, take a look at my roundup of trailers, news and all sorts including a few London Film Festival announcements, trailers for Suspiria, The Land of Steady Habits and Slice, plus posters for Widows, Bad Times at the El Royale and much more!
Have a great week!
Trailers and Posters
TOO EXCITED FOR THIS FILM AND IT’S SHOWING AT THE LONDON FILM FESTIVAL!
The rather nutty looking Slice, which deals with a murdered pizza delivery boy, has a full trailer which is as odd as you’d expect…
King of Thieves
The gold standard for movie posters, here’s a new one for King of Thieves, although it’s probably not the best idea to have the names Courtenay and Cox right next to each other…
What exactly has happened to the campaign for Suspiria?? We’ve had some interesting visuals come through but now there are these boring ass posters! What’s going on?? Did I miss something?? However Luca Guadagnino’s remake of Suspiria has also received a brand new trailer which not only looks better than these shite posters but also, delves deep into the darkness of a twisted world-renowned dance company.
The Favourite gets a new international poster, which is very much in-keeping with the off-kilter tone of its trailer. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, and starring Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, the film is getting its UK premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in October before its general release on January 1st, 2019.
Bad Time at the El Royale
All roads (or red carpets, or painted red lines. I’m unsure what this is) lead to the El Royale. The cast make their way to the rundown hotel in this new poster
The Land of Steady Habits
The poster AND trailer (I know, I’m spoiling you!) for The Land of Steady Habits have been released. Starring the always excellent and watchable Ben Mendelsohn, he portrays Anders Hill who is, on his search for a renewed lust for life, quits his job and leaves his wife.
Holmes and Watson
Of course this is going to be very different to what we’re used to seeing when it comes to Holmes and Watson but unsurprisingly this is starting to look pretty stupid! Unless I’m just not down with the kids… Oh and I wonder if THIS will be take down like it was on my Twitter. Fuck you for that, Columbia.
Starring Ryan Reynolds, based on the 2016 game of the same name and I still don’t get it. Can someone explain Detective Pikachu to me please? Is this a detective version of the famous Pokémon character? OR was he always a detective but I didn’t know because I’ve never seen it… HALP!
The Old Man & the Gun
The Old Man & the Gun will be Robert Redford’s final film after announcing his retirement earlier this year. What a film to go out on, really looking forward to this!
The Man Who Killed Hitler and then Bigfoot
Who else are you going to get to kill Big Foot after he becomes a legendary war veteran for killing Hitler? Sam Elliott is the only man for the job in this batshit looking film! Robert Kryzkowski makes his feature debut as director in which Ron Livingston and Aidan Turner also star.
Ant-Man and the Wasp mural
Yeah okay this isn’t exactly news but if you are ever in London, check this mural out, it’s by Jim Vision and on Hanbury Street, near Liverpool Street station. Take a look!
Top Gun 2
Jon Hamm AND Ed Harris AND Lewis Pullman are in the danger zone after being cast in Top Gun 2. Now sing it! “HIGHWAY TO THE DANGER ZONE!”
The New World
Sharon Horgan is making her feature film directorial debut with The New World. The story, which is being adapted from the novel of the same name, shows Jane dealing with her husband’s death who had his head frozen in a bid to do away with mortality. Interesting!
The Walking Dead
Set stills from season 9 of The Walking Dead shows life after their war with Negan and the Saviors. With this being Andrew Lincoln’s final time round as Rick, we’ll have to see how they end his story (don’t just turn him into a zombie…
Wonder Woman 1984
After saying he’s done with scoring superhero movies, Hans Zimmer is returning to the DCEU with the announcement that he’s creating the music for Wonder Woman 1984
Star Wars: Episode IX
Dominic Monaghan is no longer lost as he reunites with JJ Abrams who *ahem* found him a role in Star Wars: Episode IX. His role is unknown as production has begun on the final film in the Skywalker saga.
Gaspar Noés Climax to close Fright Fest
I’m pretty sure it’s already closed but it was announced that Fright Fest was closing with Climax, Gasper Noés’ new film about which you can read more here.
Peter Jackson’s World War I Documentary To Premiere At The BFI London Film Festival
It’s been announced that Peter Jackson’s World War I documentary is called They Shall Not Grow Old and will have its world premiere at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on October 16th with a Q&A Peter Jackson hosted by Mark Kermode. Check out more about the film here.
Danny Boyle Leave James Bond
In incredibly frustrating and annoying news, it’s been announced that Danny Boyle has left James Bond 25 due to, that old chestnut, creative differences. Here’s more on the story.
BFI Announces New Academy For Students.
The BFI has opened up 900 placements for students aged between 16 – 19 who are looking to start their film career. If you’re interested check out more here.
Mini Review: The Meg
Starring Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson
Five years after being attacked by a 70 foot shark, Jonas Taylor (Statham) has to battle nature once again after the Megalodon resurfaces to continue it’s reign of terror.
As far as silly shark films go, we’ve got plenty thanks to the ever-lasting Sharknado series (although their upcoming 6th film is said to be the last in the franchise). However due to Statham’s nature this could have been a different type of fun. But it ultimately takes itself too seriously by including emotional moments and desperate attempts at being dramatic. With a handful of laugh out loud moments and a much better marketing campaign than film, it seems The Meg doesn’t quite swim.
2 out of 5.
Keep. It. Reel.