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Trailer – As Above, So Below

A thriller centered on two archaeologists in search of a lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris.

First Impressions: From the directors of the American remake of Rec, Quarantine, comes this creepy horror film that plays on your fears, this is a area of horror i enjoy as it normally results in a more creepy feeling film.

The trailer has me really interested as it looks like a cross between The Descent and and bits of Rec (without the zombies), we will see how it turns out at the end of the year.

Trailer – Enemy

A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

Impression: From the director of last years excellent Prisoners, Denise Villeneuve comes a really strange tight thriller that looks very impressive, early word from critics are saying that it has one of the most shocking endings of a film in the last five years and this has peeked my interest.

Yes i know the trailer is a bit bare but if you pay attention to whats going on it starts to creep on your skin which is a big thumbs up in my opnion

Review: You’re Next

Director: Adam Wingard

Starring: Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, Joe Swanberg, Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton.

Rating: BBFC-18 Running Time: 94 mins

Erin (Sharni Vinson) is travelling with her boyfriend Crispan (AJ Bowen) to his family’s vacation house in the countryside for a family dinner. Arriving at the house, everything seems normal, and as Crispin’s parents and other siblings arrive with their respective partners, everyone sits down to dinner. Things all appear to be normal, until a masked group outside unleash a deadly attack with crossbows and weapons. As the group defend themselves inside the house, they find the words ‘You’re Next’ scrawled in blood in one of the rooms, realising the group has been waiting for them, and they will have to fight for their lives. Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Gravity

The second trailer for director Alfonso Cuarón’s sci-fi thriller starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts stranded in orbit during a disasterous mission.

First Impressions: The first trailer showed some impressive looking glimpses and already had us interested in seeing this, the new trailer with a whole sequence shot in one take just seals the deal. This looks absolutely stunning, and the director of Children Of Men looks sure not to disappoint. Having seen the first trailer in 3D at cinemas, I can say that this one also looks to be one to see in 3D. Gravity is due to be released in UK cinemas  on October 18th.

Review: Now You See Me

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine.

Rating:   Running Time: 115 mins.

Four magicians from all walks of life are sent a tarot card with a date, time, and an address in New York for them to turn up to at the same time. The four include J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg) – a street magic performer, Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson) – a mentalist who hustles holidaymakers in Vegas, Henley Reeves (Isla Fisher) – a one girl magician performing magic tricks at a club, and Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) – a street pickpocket that uses magic as his means of distracting potential targets. Arriving at an empty and dis-used apartment, they find blueprints for an elaborate trick that they perform on stage one year later in Vegas thanks to their benefactor Arthur Tressler (Michael Caine). Read the rest of this entry

Trailer: Welcome To The Punch

Produced by Ridley Scott, James McAvoy stars as a police officer chasing a well known member of the criminal underworld played by Mark Strong. When his enemy’s son is shot and left for dead, he finds that the two of them have to team up and work together.

While the plot sounds similar to the Sylvester Stallone movie Bullet To The Head that was released earlier this year, this looks like it may be a much better effort on the part of writer director Eran Creevy. We won’t have long to wait to find out, as Welcome To The Punch is released in UK cinemas on March 15th.

Review: Argo

Directed by: Ben Affleck.

Starring: Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, Victor Garber, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Kerry Bishé.

Rating:   Running Time: 120 mins.

Based on true events that happened in 1979, the movie starts with the U.S. embassy in Iran being overrun by a mob angry over the U.S. harbouring the country’s former ruler. The embassy staff are captured but six of them manage to escape out of a side entrance of the building, seeking refuge from the attacks and ultimately being taken in by the Canadian diplomat into his own residence. Once news of this reaches the U.S. government, CIA exfiltration specialist Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) is brought in to a meeting where several ideas for how to extract the six are discussed, none of which are deemed believable or possible. Read the rest of this entry

Review: Sinister

Directed By: Scott Derrickson

Starring: Ethan Hawk, Fred Dalton Thomas, Juliet Rylance, James Ransone

Rating:  Running Time: 100 mins

It’s really difficult to bring something to a genre that is stagnating, the last time director Scott Derrickson did this was back in 2005 when he directed the Exorcism of Emily Rose and while it wasn’t a good film it still tried to be at least effective.  The director then went on to try his hand at Sci-Fi with the Day the Earth Stood Still and again it wasn’t a really good film but it tried its best and that seems to be a rule of thumb when it comes to how Derrickson directs.  So can he buck this trend that he is on or are we getting another film that tries it’s best but ultimately fails at the last hurdle.

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Review: The Cold Light Of Day

Directed by: Mabrouk El Mechri

Starring: Henry Cavill, Verónica Echegui, Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver.

Rating:   Running Time: 93 minutes.

Will Shaw (Henry Cavill) arrives in Spain for a family holiday, being met by his father Martin (Bruce Willis), with whom he has a strained relationship, at the airport. The two talk sparingly on their drive to the marina where they meet up with his mother Laurie (Caroline Goodall), brother Josh (Rafi Gavron) and Josh’s girlfriend Dara. At dinner, while the family tell Dara stories about travelling the world due to Martin’s position as a cultural attache, Read the rest of this entry

Review: Man On A Ledge

Directed By: Asger Leth

Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Anthony Mackie, Edward Burns, Genesis Rodriguez

Rating:   Running Time: 102 mins

The movie opens with a simple enough premise. Jay Walker (Avatar’s Sam Worthington) checks in to a New York hotel and is shown to his room on the 21st floor. He orders a meal and then after eating, writes down a note on a pad, opens the window and climbs out onto the ledge. We’re then shown through flashback that Jay is in fact Nick Cassidy, an ex-cop and escaped prisoner who was imprisoned for stealing a huge diamond, and who is on the run after escaping at his father’s funeral the day before. Read the rest of this entry