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Dark Crimes Trailer Reaction

Jim Carrey became a global superstar based on his incredible comedy filmography of the last two-plus decades. From time to time, the actor would venture off the beaten path and put out a rare drama, like “Man on the Moon,” or even an odd psychological thriller, such as “The Number 23.” And in recent months, the actor has been hitting the news based on his (unflattering) portraits of prominent political figures. However, none of his previous work will prepare you for the Jim Carrey you see in “Dark Crimes.”

In the first trailer for “Dark Crimes,” you see a bearded, short-haired Carrey, complete with a Polish accent, as he investigates the murder of a businessman. There are zero jokes. There are no whacky Jim Carrey faces. The footage seen in the “Dark Crimes” trailer is clearly Jim Carrey at his darkest, and he looks downright scary. He’s come a long way from his last major role in 2014’s “Dumb and Dumber To.”

“Dark Crimes” is directed by Alexandros Avranas, who is best known for his 2013 film “Miss Violence,” and is written by Jeremy Brock, who wrote “The Last King of Scotland.” Joining Jim Carrey in the cast is Agata Kulesza, Maton Csokas, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

“Dark Crimes” is a film that has sat on the shelf for a bit of time. Originally finishing production in December 2015, the film premiered way back in October 2016. It was purchased by Saban Films and will now see its release in 2018.

The film will now have its release on DirecTV exclusively on April 19, before it rolls out to theaters on May 11.

Under The Silver Lake Trailer Reaction

From the dazzling imagination that brought you It Follows comes a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man's search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood.


Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.

From writer-director David Robert Mitchell comes a sprawling, playful and unexpected mystery-comedy detective thriller about the Dream Factory and its denizens—dog killers, aspiring actors, glitter-pop groups, nightlife personalities, It girls, memorabilia hoarders, masked seductresses, homeless gurus, reclusive songwriters, sex workers, wealthy socialites, topless neighbors, and the shadowy billionaires floating above (and underneath) it all. Thumbs Up.

The Unwilling Trailer Reaction

Starring David Lipper ( Sons of Liberty, Dantes Peak, Fullhouse)Dina Meyer (Saw I-II-III-IV, Piranha 3D, Starship Troopers), Levy Tran (Known for: Furious 7, Vigilante Diaries, Female Fight Club)Lance Henriksen (The Blacklist, Aliens, Terminator, Millenium, Pumpkinhead)Bree Williamson (True Detective, Mo mmy’s little Boy, General Hospital, One Life to Live), Jake Thomas ( A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Lizzie McGuire, The Cell), Austin Highsmith (Criminal Minds, Scream: The TV
Series, Dolphin Tale) and Robert Russler (Ray Donovan, A Nightmare on Elm
Street 2; Freddy’s Revenge), The Unwilling asks viewers, “what is your dying wish?”
David Harris (David Lipper) is normal in almost every way, but has to fight through a crippling obsessive compulsive disorder, brought on by his abusive father during his childhood. His OCD forces him to repeat movements and phrases and confines him to the safety of his home. Following his father’s death, David’s estranged relatives arrive to hear the reading of the will in anticipation for their piece of the fortune. They are surprised by the delivery of a “Lovecraft” style antique box instead. The box takes hold of their inner most desires one by one and entices the dangerous behavior that ensues. Will they last through the night or be wishing they never gave into temptation?

Terminal Trailer Reaction

We haven’t heard much about Vaughn Stein’s noir thriller Terminal in a few months, ever since Mike Myers joined the cast in a long-awaited return to the big screen. Now we’ve got our first look at Margot Robbie’s character Annie, described as a “dynamic woman” who meets a pair of hitmen.Robbie could slip easily into a femme fatale role—she’s incredibly talented, effortlessly stealing the show from veteran actors in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad. Check out our first look at her character in Terminal below:

Terminal stars Dexter Fletcher (director of Eddie the Eagle) and Max Irons (The Host, The Woman in Gold) as two hitmen who accept a dangerous assignment for a high paycheck. Along the way they encounter Annie, who might have more to do with their assignment than they think at first.

Mike Myers and Simon Pegg have also signed on to the film, so we can expect there to be at least a little bit of humor sprinkled in here and there. It sounds like it could have a Nice Guys feel to it—that kind of dark crime thriller comedy that shouldn’t work but somehow does.

Robbie also produced the film under her LuckyChap Entertainment banner. This will be director Vaughn Stein’s first feature, although he’s worked as an assistant director on films like World War Z and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. We don’t know anything else about the film yet, but we can probably expect some more peeks at all of the characters soon enough.

Terminal is currently screening footage for buyers at TIFF.

Deadpool 2 Trailer Reaction

20th Century Fox has released a new Deadpool 2 trailer. The upcoming sequel will have Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) squaring off against Cable (Josh Brolin), a freedom fighter from the future whose backstory is so delightfully convoluted that I’m pretty sure the movie will have a field day making fun of it. The movie will also see the inclusion of Domino (Zazie Beets), who’s also probably gunning for Deadpool.

The upcoming sequel features director David Leitch (Atomic Blonde) stepping in behind the camera with writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick returning to pen the script. Leitch shined with his past action movies, and so it stands to reason that the set pieces in this film will also be outstanding. Coupled with Reese and Wernick’s great sense for the character, there’s no reason why the sequel can’t surpass the original. Presumably, there will be gratuitous violence and vulgarity, and good times will be had by all.

The trailer is as funny and as irreverent as you’d expect for a Deadpool movie, taking shots at the mustache-removal from Justice League, flipping over to Deadpool playing with action figures, and then finally launching into the actual movie with action that looks terrific. Cable almost seems like he’s from a completely different movie, so it will be interesting to see how he plays against Deadpool.


Jamie Lee Curtis has wrapped filming on Halloween (2018), a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s classic (1978), and calls it “astonishingly scary!” ...Oh Boy..Coming October 2018 to a theater near you.

Solo: A Star Wars Story, or simply Solo, is an upcoming American film centered on Han Solo, a character from the Star Wars franchise. The film is being produced by Lucasfilm from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, and will be distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. The film will be the second Star Wars anthology film, following the 2016 film Rogue One. A stand-alone installment, set prior to the events of the original 1977 film, it explores the adventures of a young Han Solo and Chewbacca, including meeting Lando Calrissian. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Solo, alongside Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany.

Review "Miss Sloane"

Review "Miss Sloane" (2016)

Jessica Chastain plays Elizabeth Sloane, a high powered lobbyist in Washington. When an issue comes up that is personal to her, she sets out to use everybody to get what she wants. She plays everyone. I don't know why this film was not widely viewed. It is fast paced and intriguing. I really liked it.



 Review "Wind River" (2017)

Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen. Renner is a Fish and Wildlife tracker and Olsen an FBI agent sent to investigate the death of a young native girl. The FBI agent is completely out of her element in Wyoming and enlists the Wildlife tracker to help. Stark winter scenery and poignant moments with the parents of the dead girl. A very satisfying end to the movie.




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