Unsane leads the new cinema releases and trailers March 23rd 2018

UnsaneThis week, there are FIVE new films out for you to choose from: Claire Foy in psychological thriller Unsane, time-travel drama in A Wrinkle In Time, action aplenty in Proud Mary, Liam Neeson does ‘Deep Throat’ in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House, and there’s something about mech-robots in Pacific Rim: Uprising.

Unsane centres around Claire Foy (The Crown) as a young woman who goes to report her stalker, but becomes involuntarily committed to a mental institution. Not only that, but she believes she still keeps seeing her stalker, even though she’s changed jobs, moved town, etc, so it can’t be real… can it?!

I hope the final product plays out as well as this trailer looks, because it looks superb! That said, director Steven Soderbergh‘s Logan Lucky also looked brilliant from the trailer and… it was less so.

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Screenplay: Jonathan Bernstein, James Greer
Also stars: Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins, Amy Irving, Joshua Leonard, Erin Wilhelmi, Jay Pharoah

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

A Wrinkle in Time is a time-travel movie, so I’m already in. Plus, given that it stars Chris Pine, it’s GOT to be a damn sight better than Wonder Woman, which bored me senseless.

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.

Director: Ava DuVernay
Screenplay: Jennifer Lee, based on the novel by Madeleine L’Engle
Also stars: Reese Witherspoon, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Peña, Zach Galifianakis, Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, Mindy Kaling and Oprah Winfrey

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Proud Mary is an actioner starring Hidden FiguresTaraji P Henson as… well, Mary, an assassin who meets a young boy, and he sparks her maternal instinct. Aww… schucks.

However, this trailer just made it look like a modern-day Pam Grier movie with lots of added explosions! So it looks like a great, fun, popcorn movie.

In addition, and thankfully, there’s a complete absence of the screaming brat from the AA adverts who sings that same song!

Director: Babak Najafi
Also stars: Neal McDonough, Danny Glover, Xander Berkeley, Billy Brown, Margaret Avery

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House tells the story of the titular individual (Liam Neeson), who upset the applecart over the whole Watergate affair, and went under the name “Deep Throat” when he helped journalists Bob Woodward (Julian Morris) and Carl Bernstein uncover the whole scandal in 1974.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen anything new with Michael C Hall in it, so I’m certainly looking forward to this as a result, but there’s a great cast in this overall.

Writer/Director: Peter Landesman (based on the book by Mark Felt)
Also stars: Diane Lane, Maika Monroe, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ike Barinholtz, Marton Csokas, Eddie Marsan, Tom Sizemore, Tony Goldwyn, Bruce Greenwood, Noah Wyle

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Hit!

Pacific Rim: Uprising is the sequel to a film I’ve still not yet seen – 2013’s Pacific Rim. Why? Mechrobots fighting other Mechrobots – I find games like that are a big turn-off. Following the teaser, where the only human onscreen was Star Wars Episode VII: The Force AwakensJohn Boyega, there’s now more people. And more robots.

And now we have the IMAX trailer, where the only bit I liked about this was when the parked car was nudged and it set off the alarm, as that was the only element that was rooted in reality.

However, none of Guillermo del Toro‘s vision is present in what’s showing of this movie so far, and this trailer just extends the mish-mash of Transformers-style robot-bashing which we had in the previous teaser and trailer, and they looked as terrible as 2014’s Robocop reboot was compared of the original.

Never mind the Jaeger Uprising, perhaps they should make a film about Jager instead!

Pacific Rim: Uprising was due out originally, on February 23rd, then was pushed back to May 18th, and now has been brought somewhere inbetween: March 23rd. I think the studio just kept throwing a rubber ball round the room to see where it’d land on the calendar 🙂

Director: Steven S DeKnight (TV series – Smallville, Spartacus, Daredevil)
Also stars: Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Adria Arjona, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman

Hit or Miss? Verdict: Miss!