Blue Iguana leads the new cinema releases and trailers October 5th 2018

Blue IguanaThis week, there are SEVEN new films out for you to choose from, led by Blue Iguana. Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Blue Iguana
    Operation Finale
    Johnny English Strikes Again
    A Star Is Born 2018

Blue Iguana

Sam Rockwell and Ben Schwartz play two London-bound buddies whose outrageous antics never have serious consequences. They always wriggle out of danger, with a wisecrack, a weapon and a smile. Eddie and Paul are two innocents abroad, except they’re not innocent at all. They’re low-level wise guys who never really have a grip on anything. The controlling intelligence in the story is Phoebe Fox’s insecure lawyer, Katherine. She’s always one step ahead of the game – but is she ready to fall in love?

Writer/Director: Hadi Hajaig
Also stars: Al Weaver, Ben Schwartz, Amanda Donohoe, Phoebe Fox, Frances Barber, Simon Callow, Peter Ferdinando, Jenny Bede, Lee Nicholas Harris, Anton Saunders, Andre Flynn, Peter Polycarpou

Check out our review here!

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Read the review!

Blindspotting centres around Collin (Daveed Diggs), who must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Rafael Casal), work as movers and are forced to watch their old neighborhood become a trendy spot in the rapidly gentrifying Bay Area. When a life-altering event causes Collin to miss his mandatory curfew, the two men struggle to maintain their friendship as the changing social landscape exposes their differences.

Lifelong friends Diggs and Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about friendship and the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of Oakland. Bursting with energy, style and humor, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

Personally, Blindspotting looks to be a fantastic upcoming movie, and which blindsided me with comedy before making my jaw-drop with the drama that followed, and I can’t wait to see this.

Also stars: Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Maybe!

Operation Finale is set 15 years after World War II, where a team of secret agents are brought together to track down Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley, above), the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust.

This looks like it has the makings of a tense thriller, and with a great cast including Oscar Isaac and Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds), but the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.

Note: This was put back from Sept 14th.

Director: Chris Weitz
Writer: Matthew Orton
Also stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Lior Raz, Joe Alwyn, Nick Kroll, Greta Scacchi, Peter Strauss, Michael Aronov

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Maybe!

Venom extends the Marvel Cinematic Universe further with Tom Hardy in the lead role as Eddie Brock.

He’s a journalist who exposed the wrong man as a serial killer, the real one having been caught by Spider-Man. This leads him to meeting up with an alien called Symbiote, rejected by Peter Parker, and the Symbiote bonds with him, and thus, together forever, they become Venom.

On the plus side, this was confirmed as a 15-certificate by the BBFC, but on the downside, I’m rather overfaced with superhero movies.

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Maybe!

Johnny English Strikes Again, but I wish he wouldn’t. The original Johnny English was average, and I couldn’t stomach more than 20 minutes of Johnny English Reborn, so god knows why we’re getting another one of these. They’re clearly released so far apart that no-one’s actually clamouring for one.

In ‘Johnny English 3‘, a a cyber-attack has revealed the identity of all of the active undercover agents in Britain, leading to Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) dusting off his sharp suit, quitting being a teacher, and thus, coming out of retirement to find the mastermind hacker…

Director: David Kerr
Screenplay: Robert Wade
Also stars: Olga Kurylenko, Jake Lacy, Ben Miller, Miranda Hennessy, David Mumeni, Samantha Russell, Eddie O’Connell

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!


John Cho plays another man who’s ‘searching’…, but this time he’s a Korean man who finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

I was searching for the off button!

Writer/Director: Kogonada
Also stars: Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes, Rory Culkin, Erin Allegretti

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

A Star Is Born 2018 looks like a tedious vanity project for Bradley Cooper, since he stars, directs and co-writes his mush, also bagging Lady Gaga into the foray, as he tears apart Barbra Streisand’s 1976 movie in which she starred opposite Kris Kristofferson (so good, they named him twice), as well as the previous two versions of the movie.

Seasoned musician Jackson Maine (Cooper) discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Lady Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer – until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally’s career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons.

Also stars: Sam Elliott, Dave Chappelle, Anthony Ramos, Bonnie Somerville, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Harney

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!