This week, there are FOUR new films out for you to choose from, led by The Dead Don’t Die. Here are the titles, with more info below:
The Dead Don’t Die
Annabelle Comes Home
The Dead Don’t Die is a zombie horror comedy from Jim Jarmusch looked amazing from the trailer…
The premise is that time’s not behaving. It’s the summer and it’s not getting dark when it should. Whatever’s going on is causing the earth’s rotation to change… and that means zombies!
Sounds great, right? But is it? Read our review here!
Hit or Miss? Verdict: Read the review!
The Command has been off-and-on like a yoyo in terms of when it’s due for release, to the point of it being released late last year in Europe, so long before we’ve got it, and it only arrived in the US on June 21st.
Also, first it was called Kursk, then Kursk: The Last Mission, and then The Command… what a dull title! At least when it had Kursk in the name, it had something to set it apart from any other film, as well as when it comes to SEO, since if you search for ‘the command’, you could get anything!
But what’s the film about? It follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.
This was looking okay until Colin Firth turned up, as he just didn’t seem right for this. Maybe it’ll be okay.
However, one thing that IS interesting is that this movie has a relatively tiny $20m budget! Really??
Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Writer: Robert Rodat
also stars: Léa Seydoux, Matthias Schoenaerts, Max von Sydow, Michael Nyqvist, August Diehl
Hit or Miss? Verdict: Maybe!
Stuber is yet another mismatch comedy, this time with him from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (Dave Bautista) and him from The Big Sick (Kumail Nanjiani), but while this does look like it rather works – as cop Dave forces Uber driver Kumail to drive him around, I do feel like I’ve seen everything in the trailer.
And I’m not quite sure what the title is meant to mean. I’ve used Uber a couple of times in the UK and never come across this phrase.
Director: Michael Dowse
Screenplay: Tripper Clancy
Also stars: Natalie Morales, Karen Gillan, Betty Gilpin, Mira Sorvino, Iko Uwais
Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!
Annabelle Comes Home is released on Weds July 10th, and while I’ve seen both The Conjuring films, as well as the recent The Nun, but while I haven’t seen either previous Annabelle movie, I’m aware of the connection and the same characters popping up and, quite frankly, I’ve had enough of the rubbish jump-scares these films deliver.
Director: Gary Dauberman
Screenplay: James Wan, Gary Dauberman
Stars: Emily Brobst, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace, Vera Farmiga, Madison Iseman, Steve Coulter
Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!
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