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In 1997 sci-fi hit Men In Black, Will Smith‘s energetic, wise-cracking rookie was the perfect foil for Tommy Lee Jones’ wearied, straight-talking veteran. In Men In Black: International, Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth’s characters are both glorified goofballs, making it hard for them to match the predecessor’s dynamic. Having infiltrated the organisation’s New York branch,
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Jessica Jones is back for the third and final season. Here’s our review… By Abigail Chandler 10-06-19 1 Released: 14 June Certificate: 15 Creator: Melissa Rosenberg Cast: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… Daredevil Re-watch Season 3 of Daredevil and pretend that it was Marvel Netflix’s
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Is Dark Phoenix the conclusion to the X-Men franchise we’ve been waiting for? Find out with our review… By Katherine McLaughlin 05-06-19 7 Released: Out now Certificate: 12A Director: Simon Kinberg Cast: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence Distributor: 20th Century Fox If you like this, try… The Rage: Carrie 2 Katt Shea’s
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The very things that have made Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s much-beloved Good Omens such a hit with readers for two decades are also, unfortunately, the things that make it so difficult to adapt, which explains why its taken this long to make it to screen, and why Gaiman is probably the only person
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Under The Shadow’s Babak Anvari plunges Armie Hammer and Dakota Johnson into body horror hell in Wounds By Katherine McLaughlin 28-05-19 1 After the accomplished slow-burn horror of Under The Shadow, director Babak Anvari, claws his way through a grotesque body horror that pays disturbing homage to David Cronenberg, David Lynch and Nic Roeg. Armie
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First love lives on in Alice Furtado’s sweaty and stylish teenage zombie film Sick Sick Sick By Katherine McLaughlin 28-05-19 1 Released: TBC Director: Alice Furtado Writer: Alice Furtado, Leonardo Levis Cast: Luiza Kosovski, Juan Paiva, Digao Ribeiro Distributor: TBC There are shades of Claire Denis’ charged eroticism in this Brazilian zombie film from debut
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“It’s what’s expected of us,” is a fittingly tongue-in-cheek line repeated throughout Netflix’s The Perfection; a film that revels in upending assumptions. In it, Allison Williams play Charlotte, a gifted cellist who abandoned a promising career when her mother suffered a stroke and required constant care from thereon when she was just a teenager. Now
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Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg are trapped in a Twilight Zone-esque domestic nightmare in Vivarium By Katherine McLaughlin 23-05-19 903 Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Lorcan Finnegan Writer: Lorcan Finnegan, Garett Shanley Cast: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg Distributor: TBC Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg star as a couple who get stuck in domestic hell after
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Bertrand Bonello uses genre to explore the legacy of colonialism in moving teen drama Zombi Child By Katherine McLaughlin 21-05-19 1,322 Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Bertrand Bonello Writer: Bertrand Bonello Cast: Louise Labeque, Wislanda Louimat, Mackenson Bijou Distributor: TBC Horror fans may already be familiar with the story of Clairvius Narcisse through Wes Craven’s
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It was only a matter of time before Jessica Hausner’s clinical visual style was applied to science-fiction. In Little Joe, the Austrian director’s first feature in the English-language, her deliberately artificial aesthetic (see Amour Fou) seeps into the very topics of the story. Emily Beecham plays Alice, a plant breeder at a corporation that is
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Teenagers rebuild their infrastructure in Netflix’s gripping sci-fi drama The Society By Poppy-Jay Palmer 16-05-19 7,264 Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Creator: Christopher Keyser Cast: Kathryn Newton, Gideon Aldon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Olivia DeJonge, Alex Fitzalan, Jack Mulhern, Rachel Keller Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… Lost A group of plane crash
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Does Pokémon Detective Pikachu electrify? Find out with our review… By Josh Slater-Williams 03-05-19 5,577 Released: 10 May Certificate: PG Director: Rob Letterman Cast: Dan Hernandez, Benji Samit, Rob Letterman, Derek Connolly Cast: Justice Smith, Ryan Reynolds, Kathryn Newton, Bill Nighy, Ken Watanabe, Chris Geere, Suki Waterhouse, Rita Ora Distributor: Warner Bros If you like
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Pedro Pascal stars in the beautifully designed SF frontier western Prospect By Jonathan Hatfull 24-04-19 1,538 Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Director: Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl Writer: Christopher Caldwell, Zeek Earl Cast: Sophie Thatcher, Jay Duplass, Pedro Pascal, Andre Royo, Sheila Vand, Anwan Glover Distributor: Signature Entertainment Buy on Amazon If you like this, try…
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Jump into adventure (and evolution) with Laika’s charming stop motion flick Missing Link By Poppy-Jay Palmer 23-04-19 2,136 Released: Out now Certificate: PG Director: Chris Butler Cast: Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, Timothy Olyphant, Stephen Fry Distributor: United Artists Releasing Over the years, stop motion animation studio Laika has proven itself to
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It’s as unfair to approach Neil Marshall’s Hellboy pondering the what-ifs of Guillermo del Toro’s un-filmed trilogy closer as it is impossible. While this new take on Mike Mignola’s comic goes to some lengths to establish its own world and tone, there’s no escaping its predecessors’ long shadows. Which wouldn’t be such a problem if
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“Unclassifiable” can be such a lovely thing. It’s easy to understand why we’re always in such a rush to put stories into a genre, and then a sub-genre, whether you’re a publisher, reviewer or a fan, but there’s something quite wonderful about taking a step into an uncertain world. Especially when you’re in the hands
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An endlessly good young man might just be miraculous in Alice Rohrwacher’s superb Happy As Lazzaro By Jonathan Hatfull 05-04-19 6,949 Released: 5 April 2019 Certificate: 12A Director: Alice Rohrwacher Writer: Alice Rohrwacher Cast: Adriano Tardiolo, Alba Rohrwacher, Sergi López, Nicoletta Braschi Distributor: Modern Films If you like this, try… Wings Of Desire The late
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A grieving father is drawn into a dangerous conspiracy in near-future SF Zero Bomb By Jonathan Hatfull 04-04-19 7 Author: MT Hill Publisher: Titan Books Buy on Amazon If you like this, try… Kraken by China Miéville A missing giant squid is the catalyst for an impossible mystery Anyone looking to escape the grim reality
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Does Paramount’s Pet Sematary adaptation live up to Stephen King’s book? By Katherine McLaughlin 02-04-19 1 Released: 4 April 2019 Certificate: 15 Director: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer Cast: Jason Clarke, John Lithgow, Amy Seimetz Distributor: Paramount If you like this, try… Wendigo Larry Fessenden’s creepy take on the Wendigo legend. The recent surge of Stephen
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