Deadpool 2 leads the new cinema releases and trailers May 18th 2018

Deadpool 2This week, there are SIX new films out for you to choose from: Deadpool returns in… Deadpool 2, the tale of an illicit relationship is told in Allure, Bilbo Baggins goes on another quest with Martin Freeman in Cargo, there’s a fantastic French drama/comedy in Jeune Femme, there’s a drippy romantic drama in Submergence, and Saoirse Ronan stars in period drama On Chesil Beach.

Deadpool 2 is less than a month away, as Ryan Reynolds (right) again takes the role of Wade Wilson, and in this final trailer (yes, you’ve heard the word ‘final’ again. REALLY?!), and despite this being a Marvel film, yet those characters with Fox being on a different contract, Deadpool throws a sleight at Marvel with Josh Brolin’s other big superhero character, from Avengers: Infinity War, “Pump the hate-brakes, Thanos!”

And TJ Miller adds, “It’s time to get back on LinkedIn!”. I still don’t understand the point of that site, but I know that’s the joke, here.

There’s also a BIG Logan spoiler in there, which I won’t name here, so if you haven’t seen it, be warned. Or just watch Logan first. If you haven’t watched Logan, you need a cold slap.

The apparent plot is as follows: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, disfigured cafeteria chef Wade Wilson struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavour – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover. Hmm… really??

Check out our review here!

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Read the review!


Plagued by the abuse of her past and the turmoil of failed intimate encounters, Laura (Evan Rachel Wood) struggles to find a lover and a sense of normalcy. Her beacon of hope comes in sixteen year-old Eva (Julia Sarah Stone), a talented pianist disillusioned by the life her mother imposes upon her. An unlikely relationship is formed between the two and Eva becomes an obsession to Laura. In light of Eva’s unhappiness, Laura convinces her to runaway to her house and they soon find themselves caught within an intense entanglement. Manipulation, denial and codependency fuel what ultimately becomes a fractured dynamic that can only sustain itself for so long.

Writer/Directors: Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez
Also stars: Denis O’Hare, Maxim Roy, Joe Cobden, Jonathan Shatzky

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Hit or Miss? Verdict: Read the review!

Cargo is kind of a zombie movie where Bilbo Baggins must go on another quest…

In a desperate bid to outrun a violent pandemic, Andy (Martin Freeman) and Kay (Susie Porter) have holed up on a houseboat with their one-year-old daughter, Rosie. Their protected river existence is shattered by a violent attack, which sees Kay tragically die and Andy infected.

Left with only 48 hours before he transforms into one of the creatures they have fought so long to evade, Andy sets out on a precarious journey to find a new guardian for his child. A flourishing Aboriginal tribe are Rosie’s best chance of survival, but with their merciless attitude toward the afflicted, they also pose a grave threat.

A young indigenous girl becomes Andy’s only chance of safe passage into this sacred community, but, unfortunately, the girl has no desire to return to her people – she is on a quest to cure her own infected father by returning his stolen soul. Each in their own way is seeking salvation… but they will need to work together if they hope to achieve it.

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Directors: Ben Howling, Yolanda Ramke
Writer: Yolanda Ramke
Also stars: Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius, Kris McQuade, Natasha Wanganeen, Bruce R Carter

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Read the review!

Jeune Femme

In her early-thirties, broke, and in the wake of a humbling breakup, a spirited, yet rudderless young woman finds herself struggling to get by in the bustling Parisian metropolis; however, if she can make it there, she’ll make it anywhere.

Paula (Laetitia Dosch) is back in Paris after a long absence. As she meets different people along the way, there is one thing she knows for sure: she’s determined to make a new start and she’ll do it with style and panache.

This looks like a fantastic French drama/comedy and I can’t wait to see this.

Director: Léonor Serraille
Also stars: Souleymane Seye Ndiaye, Grégoire Monsaingeon, Jean-Christophe Folly, Nathalie Richard, Arnaud de Cazes

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Submergence has a trailer which makes this look like a load of drippy nonsense that normally wins Oscars, but it’s not been released for Oscar season even though the two leads have tasted awards success before.

In a room with no windows on the eastern coast of Africa, an Englishman, James More (James McAvoy), is held captive by jihadist fighters. Thousands of miles away in the Greenland Sea, Danielle Flinders (Alicia Vikander) prepares to dive in a submersible to the ocean floor. In their confines they are drawn back to the Christmas of the previous year, where a chance encounter on a beach in France led to an intense and enduring romance.

Submergence is out now and I won’t be crossing oceans to see this.

Director: Wim Wenders
Screenplay: Erin Dignam (based on the novel by JM Ledsard)
Also stars: Alexander Siddig, Celyn Jones, Reda Kateb, Hakeemshady Mohamed, Clémentine Baert

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!

On Chesil Beach is a period drama, adapted by Ian McEwan from his bestselling novel, starring Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle as a young couple from drastically different backgrounds, having met during the summer of 1962.

The film follows the pair through their idyllic courtship, exploring sex and the societal pressure that can accompany physical intimacy, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.

Director: Dominic Cooke (The Hollow Crown)
Also stars: Emily Watson, Samuel West, Anne-Marie Duff, Bebe Cave, Adrian Scarborough, Jonjo O’Neill, Bronte Carmichael

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!