May 25th-31st

News of the week

 

"Labyrinth 2" news

By Christiana

A "Labyrinth" sequel is apparently in the works right now and Scott Derrickson ("Doctor Strange") will direct the film.

 

"Killers of the Flower Moon" news

By Christiana

Martin Scorsese`s upcoming film, entitled "Killers of the Flower Moon", that will be starring both De Niro and DiCaprio, is coming to Apple TV+

 

"Sonic 2" news

By Christiana

Paramount will be producing a new "Sonic" feature. The film is currently in development.

 

"Wolfman" reboot news

By Christiana

Ryan Gosling is being eyed for the leading role in an upcoming Universal reboot of "Wolfman". HBO`s "Bad Education" director - Cory Finley - is most likely to direct.

 

"Shelly" news

By Christiana

New action comedy entitled "Shelly" will star Awkwafina and Karen Gillan. The picture is being described as a "cross between Mean Girls and Bill Hader`s Barry". (Updates in Cinema)

 

May 18th-24th

Trailers reaction

Da 5 Bloods

By Alexandra

"Da 5 Bloods" shows four African American veterans returning to Vietnam to search for a large quantity of gold buried during the war.
 

Directed and co-written by Spike Lee, the film explores themes of post-traumatic stress disorder, as it mixes art with archival videos showing snippets of footage from Vietnam or President Nixon's resignation.
 

The trailer is masterfully edited and the soundtrack (“Time Has Come Today,” The Chambers Brothers), matches the tone perfectly.
 

"Da 5 Bloods" is out on Netflix on 12 June.

Infamous

By Christiana

Bella Thorne and Jake Manley are supposedly the modern-day Bonnie and Clyde in the latest trailer for "Infamous".

They rob bank and post everything on social media in order to increase their popularity, so this pretty much seems like a "Dare" remake that only focuses on robberies.

Not sure I am ever going to watch it, but for what it`s worth - coming soon.

The Last Days of American Crime

By Alexandra

Based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini, "The Last Days of American Crime" explores an American scenery where crimes are the norm and rule the streets, and the government's plan to stop all people from committing illegal acts by broadcasting what looks like a high-pitched signal.
 

Before the signal is set to become the norm, two men and one woman (Édgar Ramírez, Michael Pitt and Anna Brewster) set out to carry a 30 million-dollar robbery.
 

The film is out on Netflix (they're on a roll!) on 5 June.

13 Reasons Why: Season 4

By Christiana

"13 Reasons Why" is finally coming to an end as Netflix manages to stretch out the story even more. Following the events that led to Montgomery`s death, a new high school student decides to reveal the truth once and for all.

Are you going to watch the final season on June 5th? I don`t know about this one, but let`s see if it tops the third season, which seemed to be equally as pointless as the fourth one.

Bonus news of the week

"Legally Blonde 3" news

By Christiana

Mindy Kaling and Dan Goor are set to pen the the script for an upcoming "Legally Blonde" installment.

"Scream 5" news

By Christiana

David Arquette is officially returning as Dewey Riley in the fifth film from the "Scream" franchise.

"Moonfall" news

By Christiana

Josh Gad and Halle Berry have joined the cast of "Moonfall", a sci-fi disaster film by Roland Emmerich.

Untitled Marvel Project

By Christiana

S.J. Clarkson will direct a secret Marvel project that is most likely to be "Madame Web" or "Spider-Woman", sources state.

"Good Bad & Undead" news

By Christiana

Peter Dinklage and Jason Momoa are teaming up for a new vampire thriller featuring the iconic character Van Helsing.

May 11th-17th

Trailers reaction

Snowpiercer

By Christiana

Following the 2013 eponymous film by Academy Award winner Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), "Snowpiercer" is set 7 years after the entire human civilization has become a frozen wasteland. The upcoming series tells the story of the differences between social classes and the fight for survival each person encounters during their endless ride on the train.

The cast includes Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Digg, Mickey Sumner and many more. Bong Joon Ho`s latest production airs on Netflix this year.

Unhinged

By Christiana

Pretty sure this film is about Russell Crowe just having a bad day. Right? No? You don`t believe me? Okay...

I warned you...

What happens when a man with little self control experiences a bad day in traffic? Well, he takes the entire situation on the next level, engaging in an endless car chase to teach everybody else a relatively important  lesson - it happens to everybody.

"Unhinged" will be available this July.

Bonus news of the week

Furiosa prequel news

By Christiana

George Miller confirms his upcoming cinematic project will focus on Furiosa`s life before the events of "Mad Max: Fury Road". However, the casting directors are reportedly looking for a new actress to play Charlize Theron`s character.

"Scarface" remake news

By Christiana

Director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) and writers Joel and Ethan Coen (Fargo, No Country For Old Men) are set to develop a "Scarface" remake.

Percy Jackson series news

By Christiana

Disney+ is currently developing a new live-action TV series featuring Percy Jackson.

"The Politician: Season 2" news

By Christiana

Ryan Murphy`s "The Politician" is returning to Netflix on June 19th with its second season.

May 4th-10th

Trailers reaction

Shirley

By Alexandra

Based on the eponymous novel by Susan Scarf Merrell, "Shirley" follows a young couple as they move in with writer Shirley Jackson (Elizabeth Moss) and her husband, professor Stanley Hyman (Michael Stuhlbarg), unaware that they are about to become the inspiration for Jackson's new novel.
 

Director Josephine Decker received the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury award at Sundance 2020 for Auteur Filmmaking for "Shirley".
 

The film is scheduled for release on 5 June 2020.

The King of Staten Island

By Christiana

Judd Apatow and Pete Davidson team up in this exciting dramedy focusing of the life of an aspiring tattoo artist who lost his father during a 9/11 intervention. "The King of Staten Island" is based on Pete Davidson`s life story and it is expected to be an ode to firemen and women everywhere.

Marisa Tomei, Bill Burr and Maude Apatow are among the stars in this cast, who will also feature special appearances by Steve Buscemi and Colson Baker.

"The King of Staten Island" will be available on demand from June 12th.

Bonus news of the week

Joe Exotic TV series news

By Christiana

Nicolas Cage is set to play "Tiger King" `s Joe Exotic in an upcoming 8-episode show.

Tom Cruise & SpaceX film news

By Christiana

Tom Cruise is teaming up with Elon Musk`s SpaceX to produce the first film ever shot in space.

"Star Wars" film news

By Christiana

Taika Waititi is officially directing and co-writing a new "Star Wars" film with Oscar-nominated screenwriter, Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917).

"Scream Queens: Season 3" news

By Christiana

Ryan Murphy is officially developing the third part of "Scream Queens". He is also thinking about changing the theme of the 10th season of "American Horror Story".

"Pirates of the Caribbean" reboot news

By Christiana

Karen Gillan is reportedly being considered for the leading role in an upcoming reboot of the "Pirates of the Caribbean".

"John Wick" spin-off news

By Christiana

Chloë Grace Moretz is being eyed for an upcoming "John Wick" spin-off, entitled "Ballerina".

"Texas Chainsaw Massacre" film news

By Christiana

A new "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" film is reportedly going to feature an older version of Leatherface.

"Dark Days at the Magna Carta" news

By Christiana

"Stranger Things" `s Shawn Levy is officially joined by Blake Lively in the upcoming apocalyptic thriller "Dark Days at the Magna Carta".

Sam Raimi sci-fi thriller news

By Christiana

Sam Raimi is teaming up with "A Quiet Place" `s writers to create a new science-fiction feature.

April 27th-May 3rd

Trailers reaction

Lovecraft Country

By Alexandra

Executively produced by horror master Jordan Peele,

J.J. Abrams, Misha Green and Ben Stephenson, "Lovecraft Country" follows the journey of Atticus Black, his friend and his uncle, as they travel through the United States to search for Atticus' father. The series is based on Matt Ruff's eponymous horror novel which revolves around the racism experienced by Atticus and his companion.

"Lovecraft Country" is coming out in August 2020 on HBO.

Arkansas

By Christiana

Liam Hemsworth and Clark Duke star alongside Vince Vaughn and John Malkovich in this crime thriller that centers around a drug kingpin from Arkansas and his associates. The strange fact is that despite never having met their boss, they must follow his orders entirely, because there is no way out for them.

The action filled drama can be watched on demand starting May 5th in the US.

Bonus news of the week

"The Ice Beneath Her" news

By Christiana

Daisy Ridley is currently in talks to star in crime thriller "The Ice Beneath Her", based on the book by Camilla Grebe.

"Dual" news

By Christiana

Riley Stearns is directing a new sci-fi film, featuring Karen Gillan, Jesse Eisenberg and Aaron Paul.

"Now You See Me 3" news

By Christiana

Eric Warren Singer (American Hustle) is set to write the script for an upcoming third part of "Now You See Me".

Animated "Transformers" film news

By Christiana

Josh Cooley (Toy Story 4) will direct an animated prequel for "Transformers".

"Hercules" live-action film news

By Christiana

The Russo brothers are set to produce an upcoming live-action "Hercules" film. Jon Favreau is still in the running to direct.

April 20th-26th

Trailers reaction

The Great

By Alexandra

From the writer of "The Favourite" comes another historical (sort of) and satirical production.
 

"The Great" tells the story of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning), who arrives in Russia to marry Emperor Peter (Nicholas Hoult). Intelligent and exuberant, she soon realises that her role in the society is diminished, even as empress, and she must find a way to right an outdated and sometimes outright backwards way of thinking. She has to be cunning and clever to overthrow her husband and govern Russia with a fresh, stronger hand. Small note: Catherine supported vaccination throughout the Russian empire.
 

The miniseries premieres on Hulu on 15 May 2020.

Bad Education

By Christiana

Starring Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman, Academy Award winner Allison Janney and Emmy Award winner Ray Romano, "Bad Education" follows one of the biggest embezzlement scandals in the history of the United States.

Jackman plays the role of Frank Tassone in this once in a lifetime performance that some critics have named the best of his career.

Follow the true story turned TV series on HBO, starting April 25th.

Bonus news of the week

"The Hunger Games" prequel news

By Christiana

`The Hunger Games` director, Francis Lawrence, is set to direct the prequel to the original story, entitled `The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes`.

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark 2" news

By Christiana

A sequel to "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" is in the works, with the same writers and director set to return. Guillermo del Toro has not been confirmed as a producer yet.

"Don`t Worry Darling" news

By Christiana

Olivia Wilde`s upcoming project is set in a utopian community from California in the 1950`s. The film is starring Florence Pugh, Chris Pine, Shia LaBeouf and Olivia Wilde.

"Enola Holmes" news

By Christiana

Netflix has reportedly purchased the rights for the new `Enola Holmes` film, starring Millie Bobbie Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin and Helena Bonham Carter.

"Venom 2" news

By Christiana

The upcoming Venom sequel premiering on June 25th, 2021, has been named "Let There Be Carnage".

Whitney Houston biopic news

By Christiana

`Bohemian Rhapsody` writer Anthony McCarten will write the screenplay for a Whitney Houston biopic entitled `I Wanna Dance With Somebody`. `The Photograph`s Stella Meghie is in talks to direct.

"The Mandalorian season 3" news

By Christiana

The third season of `The Mandalorian` is in development at Disney+. The second season is already scheduled to release in October.

April 6th-12th

Trailers reaction

Extraction

By Alexandra

"This city is under lockdown", how appropriate...

Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) is a mercenary who gets an "extraction" mission: rescue the child of a drug lord from where he was kidnapped. Things go south when the crazy mission becomes incredibly difficult.

Tyler and Ovi (Rudraksh Jaiswal), the child, bond and together they try to get to the end of an impossible mission. "Extraction" is out on Netflix on 24 April 2020. Keep an eye out for Easter eggs like fellow Marvel actors that appear in the film.

The Half of It

By Christiana

"The Half of It" is an upcoming feel-good movie that will premiere on Netflix on the 1st of May. It is entirely directed, written and produced by Alice Wu and it stars Leah Lewis. Daniel Diemer, Collin Chou and Alexxis Lemire among others.

A straight-A student finds herself in the centre of a love triangle after she starts helping the school jock impress a girl they both fell in love with.

It seems to be a nice approach to the usual rom-com stories that we got used to seeing.

Bonus news of the week

`Atomic Blonde 2` news

By Christiana

Netflix is reportedly developing a sequel to "Atomic Blonde". Charlize Theron is set to return.

We Summon the Darkness

By Christiana

Alexandra Daddario will produce and star in an upcoming horror feature set in the 1980`s

`Space Force` news

By Christiana

Steve Carell`s "Space Force" will premiere on Netflix on May 29th. Lisa Kudrow has also been officially confirmed to join the show.

March 9th-15th

Trailers reaction

Black Widow

By Alexandra

The latest "Black Widow" trailer  shows Natasha reunited with her training family and more determined than ever to end the KGB programme that created her, so as to stop them from training other agents and twisting their lives. 

 

She is shown fighting the Taskmaster, who controls the Red Room- where the most severe training takes place, and her "sister" fighting a SWAT team. The bit of the sountrack we can hear is awesome and I'm really really hoping for a Hawkeye cameo (and maybe some Nick Fury, too?).

Black Wiodw is out in cinemas on 1 May 2020.

 

Jungle Cruise

By Christiana

From Disney comes a film a̶b̶o̶u̶t̶ ̶D̶i̶s̶n̶e̶y̶ , ...based on the Disneyland`s theme park ride... no, there is no right way to say this.

Emily Blunt and Dwayne `The Rock` Johnson star in the upcoming film about a riverboat and the people on it, as they escape unusual circumstances, such as getting chased by wild animals in a jungle.

"Jungle Cruise" is set to premiere on July 24th.

Soul

By Alexandra

This is a great follow-up to the first trailer! Joe Gardner tries to get out of the soul current and befriends a much younger soul than his, finds out they cannot smell or eat or perceive anything a physical body would.

 

It seems like Joe spent a while in the soul world, but when he looks down, his body is still in the hospital with a medical team around him...so he tries to make a jump for it and his new little soul friend falls with him.

 

Favourite quote from the trailer: "Is all this living worth dying for?"

 

"Soul" is out in cinemas on 19 June 2020.

 

 

Bonus news of the week

`Dracula` news

By Christiana

Karyn Kusama has been hired by Blumhouse to direct an upcoming "Dracula" film.

March 2nd-8th

Trailers reaction

Trolls: World Tour

By Christiana

"Trolls: World Tour" seems like the type of film that is fun to watch once you have finished the other films on your list and decide it`s time to see an animated sing-off.

Their ancestors created 6 strings, "each for a different type of music", and they must unite to stop the evil troll who plans to turn the world rock. In their attempt to save the other music genres, the film features tiny colourful trolls singing all-time favourites.

With Justin Timberlake once again on the soundtrack, "Trolls: World Tour" hits theaters in April.

Elite: Season 3

By Christiana

Following the tense ending of the second season, the third instalment of the famous teen show is back better than ever. Is it going to provide answers to all of our questions and is this going to be the last season? 

 

The newest trailer shows a dramatic turn of events and an unfortunate ending for Polo. Everyone is a suspect and most of them have valid reasons, but do you think they're capable of murder? I have a few guesses and I am impatiently waiting for the third season of "Élite".

Blue Story

By Alexandra

Friends who have grown up together become deadly enemies in a gang war, in this dramatic motion picture directed by Rapman (Andrew Onwubolu), who also narrates the story.
 

Based on two real-life London gangs, "Peckham Boys" and "Ghetto Boys", the film had a limited release in the UK, and is now being re-released.

The Secret Garden

By Alexandra

Based on the eponymous novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, "The Secret Garden" tells the story of Mary Lennox, a young girl who lives with her uncle and cousin in Yorkshire . One day when she explores the courtyard, she chances upon a secret garden that appears to have been forgotten.

Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Isis Davis are part of the cast, and the film is directed by Marc Munden.

"Secret Garden" is out on 10 April 2020 in the United Kingdom.

Connected

By Christiana

From co-directors Jeff Rowe and Michael Rianda ("Gravity Falls", "Disenchantment") and the producers of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" and Academy Award winning animated feature "Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse", comes a new and exciting family film that is set to premiere in October 2020.

 

Originally entitled "The Mitchells vs. the Machines", it follows the story of Katie, who dreams of becoming a successful filmmaker, and her family's attempt to reconnect, turned into a surreal quest against an unexpected technological uprising. 

 

Featuring an exquisite animation style similar to that of "Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse", the film's casting includes Olivia Colman, Maya Rudolph, Abbi Jacobson, Danny McBride and Eric André (and it features the cutest pug ever). 

Greyhound

By Christiana

With a screenplay surprisingly written by Tom Hanks and directed by Aaron Schneider (Academy Award winning live-action short "Two Soldiers", "Get Low"), "Greyhound" contributes to the enormous collection of World War 2 pieces created until this very moment. The visual effects do not look that promising. but perhaps the script will work in their favour.

Watch the tension-filled trailer starring Tom Hanks as Commander Ernest Krause, Elisabeth Shue and Stephen Graham. The film is set to release on June 12th.

Bonus news of the week

`Thor 4` casting news

By Christiana

"Thor: Love and Thunder" star, Tessa Thompson, said Christian Bale is officially part of the cast and will play the villain.

`The Batman`

news

By Christiana

The new Batmobile is here and it`s looking fierce. What do you think about the design of Robert Pattinson`s car from the upcoming origin story by Matt Reeves?

Taika Waititi news

By Christiana

Following his incredible win at the Oscars this year, Taika Waititi is set to write and direct two animated series for Netflix about "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and an original take on the Oompa Loompas.

"Kill Switch" casting news

By Christiana

Jon Hamm and Cedric the Entertainer are in talks to star in the upcoming ""Kill Switch", alongside Don Cheadle and Sebastian Stan.

"Uncharted" casting news

By Christiana

Antonio Banderas, Sophia Ali and Tati Gabrielle have been cast in the "Uncharted" live-action feature in undisclosed roles.

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