Movie Charts UK and US week ending September 17th 2017

Movie Charts UK and US week ending September 17th 2017This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending September 17th 2017 are as follows:

Tomb Raider 2018 – Trailer 1 – Alicia Vikander

Tomb Raider 2018 Tomb Raider 2018 reboots the movie franchise with Ex Machina‘s Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft, and in a trailer that quickly tangles you up in a tomb called the The Mother of Death, a sea known as The Devil Sea, and you can quickly get the idea of how plot-by-numbers it feels.

Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) is an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. For Lara, now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, she navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class.

Famalam – The DVDfever Review – BBC2 Comedy pilot

Famalam

Famalam is a new one-off pilot sketch show which – with a cast made up solely from black comedians – instantly picks on a lame trope of ‘reverse racism’, where a black cast of space marines moan about they’re about to enter a spaceship only to all be eaten because they’re black, as if they’re on the set of Alien… whose first casualty was white.

Bad Move Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review – Jack Dee sitcom

Bad Move

Bad Move sees Steve (Jack Dee) and Nicky (Kerry Godliman) making a ‘bad move’ because they sell up their house in the city and relocate to the country in what turns out to be a… yes, you guessed it, a ‘bad move’.

The jokes fail to begin early on as Dee moans that they’ve moved out there for some peace and quiet and get “life-sapping silence” interspersed with the buzzy noise of slacker neighbour Grizzo (Seann Walsh) zooming about on a quad bike.

American Assassin – The DVDfever Cinema Review

American Assassin

American Assassin features an effervescent, but brutal, opening as Mitch Rapp (Dylan O’Brien The Maze Runner) is on a Spanish beach with his love, Katrina (Charlotte Vega), and about to pop the question when, out of the blue, terrorists open fire in the holiday resort, taking casualties everywhere they go. For a scene so blisteringly intense, it instantly reminds you of the horrick beach attack on Sousse, Tunisia, in 2015.

IT (2017) – The DVDfever Cinema Review – Stephen King

IT

IT gets moving quite early on, beginning in October 1988, with introducing Pennywise the dancing clown (Bill Skarsgård) into the proceedings as he meets young Georgie Denbrough (Jackson Robert Scott) shortly after his paper boat heads down into the sewer and he’d rather like it back. Well, he can have it, but there’s a price to be paid…

I haven’t seen the original TV miniseries with Tim Curry in the role of Pennywise, so as I was lax with that, I have left watching it before I knew this was due out, since there’s no point, effectively, watching the same thing twice in quick succession.

The Shape of Water – Red Band Trailer 1 – Guillermo del Toro

The Shape of Water The Shape of Water comes from the mind of director Guillermo del Toro, giving us an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.

And now, there’s a Red Band Trailer… which usually means it’s NSFW, aka Not Safe For Work.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Her life is changed forver when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

The Shape of Water… er… takes shape on February 16th, 2018.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Also stars: Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, John Kapelos

Check out the trailer below and click on the new poster for the full-size image.

Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral Trailer 2: Victor Salva

Jeepers Creepers 3 Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral is set between the first and second film, Sgt Davis Tubbs (Brandon Smith) assembles a task force to destroy the Creeper once and for all while growing closer than ever before to learning the secrets of its dark origins, as the monster terrorizes a local farming community.

Writer/Director Victor Salva brings the Jeepers Creepers series back into the public consciousness, but given that the original was released in 2001, with the sequel coming two years later, is there really an appetite for a third installment fourteen years later? I sat not.

Jeepers Creepers 3: Cathedral is released in the US on September 26th, but as of yet, there’s no UK date.

Also stars: Gina Philips, Meg Foster, Jonathan Breck, Stan Shaw

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

Downsizing – Trailer 1 – Matt Damon

Downsizing Downsizing follows kindly occupational therapist Paul Safranek (Matt Damon), who turns all of the ‘man-made global warming’ crap on its head by undergoing a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall, and 0.364% of his original size, so that he and his wife, Audrey (Kristen Wiig), can help ‘save the planet’ and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time, as – for reasons unexplained in this trailer – their $52,000 savings translates to $12.4m in ‘Littleland’, while they can have a nice, plush house built for them.

You have a feeling that something’s going to go wrong at some point but, coming from the director of the superb Sideways (Alexander Payne), Downsizing looks brilliant and is released on December 22nd in the US, but for us in the UK, we have to wait until January 19th, next year, and I really want to see this.

With that release date, they’re clearly aiming at the awards season, as Sideways won the Best Adapted Screenplay for both Payne and Jim Taylor.

Also stars: Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Rolf Lassgård, Ingjerd Egeberg, Udo Kier, Søren Pilmark, Jason Sudeikis, James Van Der Beek

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

The Commuter – Teaser 1 – Liam Neeson

The Commuter The Commuter is Non-Stop on a train, as it comes from the same director and also stars Liam Neeson.

Again, he’s taking directions from someone over the phone to do some bad stuff, but this time, he knows who’s asking, as he’s met them on the seat opposite in a ridiculoudly over-CGI’d train carriage. You can tell it’s not First North Western

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