November 4th-November 10th
The Invisible Man
H.G Wells's classic mixed with horror and gore, and grounded in reality. According to Entertainment Weekly, writer-director Leigh Whannell says the plot describes an abusive relationship. Elizabeth Moss plays Cecilia Kass, who is abused by her husband, scientist Adrien Griffin (Oliver Jackson-Cohen). Griffin dies, leaves Cecilia a lot of money and also promises her to find her "wherever she is". Given the fact that he is invisible, the premise takes stalking to the ultimate level.
The film, which airs February 28, looks gripping and terrifying, and gives Moss' character centre stage. It might come as a timely commentary on stalking and domestic violence.
"Inside Out" was a Pixar hit and the studio seems to follow in the path of talking about feelings, just in a different way. At first glance, the trailer is intriguing as we follow a Joe Gardner, who wants to escape his life as a music teacher and become a jazz performer. Just as he gets his first gig, he falls down an open manhole in a metaphorical tunnel and emerges on the other side as a blue fluorescent flame - a soul? Turns out he must undergo some training before going back to Earth into a newborn. Will he remember his training and fellow souls once he is "born" or will he have to start afresh each time?
Voiced by Tina Fey, Jamie Foxx and Questlove, among others, "Soul" is coming out on June 19.
Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony Mackie and Nicholas Hoult star in this drama based on the true story. Bernard Garret (Mackie) and Joe Morris (Jackson) find that they cannot develop their real estate business as African-Americans and hire a white man (Matt Steiner, played by Hoult) to pretend to be heading their business.
Set in the 1950s and 60s, the film follows the two entrepreneurs as their empire grows bigger and bigger. H. Scott Salinas, the film’s composer, calls it “one of those lost stories in history” and says he based the score on the period of the story and on trying to showcase Bernard’s genius mind (source: Gold Derby).
The Apple TV+ film is set for a December 2019 theatrical release in the US, but there is no information yet regarding a UK release.
The Two Popes
Inspired from a true story, the film follows Popes Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) and Francis (Jonathan Pryce) as they discuss the future of the Catholic Church, share ideas and thoughts and become closer.
After its premiere at Telluride Film festival, “The Two Popes” received praise for Hopkins’ and Pryce’s performances, as well as for the witty script, written by Anthony McCarten and Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
The film will be theatrically released in the UK on 29 November 2019 and on Netflix on 20 December 2019.
“It’s time to put down the doll” might make its way into the list of the creepiest scenes in cinema. A young couple hires a nanny (Leanne Grayson, played by Nell Tiger Free) and lovingly take care of their baby. There is an unsettling vibe in the trailer which has an almost ominous look. Ah, turns out the baby was actually replaced with a doll when it died. Even more unsettling, the nanny keeps taking care of the doll and treating it as a child. Something is very much amiss and in classic M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”, “Split”) style, this 10-episode series will probably keep audiences hooked and terrified at the same time.
“Servant” is due to air on Apple TV+ on 28 November 2019.
Bonus news of the week
Bad Boys for Life
Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) and Mike Lowery (Will Smith) team up again in the third “Bad Boys” instalment. The two cops have gone separate ways, with Burnett being a private detective and Lowery heading a team of younger cop with whom he doesn’t have anything in common.
The latest in the trilogy, “Bad Boys for Life” is the first film not being directed by Michael Bay- which is odd, given the amount of explosions, car chases and falling helicopters in the trailer. The film will instead be directed by Belgian duo Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi.
“Bad Boys for Life” is coming out in the UK on 17 January 2020.
Elizabeth Taylor biopic
Academy award winner, Rachel Weisz, has been offered the leading role in the upcoming film about the late Elizabeth Taylor.
`The Batman` casting news
Andy Serkis is reportedly in talks to star as Alfred Pennyworth in Matt Reeves` "The Batman". Colin Farrell is also eyeing the role of the Penguin.
James Dean news
Hollywood is attempting to make a CGI version of James Dean to star in an upcoming Vietnam War film. Dean`s family members already gave their approval for the project.
A new Scream movie is officially in the works.
The Mystery Inc. is reuniting for the upcoming `Scoob!` animated feature. Will Forte, Gina Rodriguez, Zac Efron and Amanda Seyfried will be voicing Shaggy, Velma, Fred and Daphne.