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Trailer added for new Taylor Sheridan movie – those who wish me dead

The trailer has just landed for the upcoming Taylor Sheridan film, Those Who Wish Me Dead

Those Who Wish Me Dead stars Angelina JolieJon BernthalNicholas Hoult, Aiden Gillen, Finn Little, Tyler Perry and Jake Weber.

Those Who Wish Me Dead is set in the Montana wilderness and features a survival expert. We had a similar setting in the fantastic Jeremy Reiner starring thriller Wind River.

The story of a teenage boy who witnesses a murder. He is pursued by two assassins in a large forest with a forest fire rapidly spreading and closing in fast. His only chance of making it out alive rests with a survival expert.

Taylor Sheridan is also back in the director’s chair for Those Who Wish Me Dead. The film is written by Sheridan, Michael Koryta & Charles Leavitt. It is based on a novel of the same name by Michael Koryta.

Sheridan has been one of my fave writers in Hollywood for the last ten years. I have enjoyed every film that he has been a part of; Wind River, Sicario and Sicario: The Day Of The Soldado were all really impressive thrillers. And as we previously saw in Hell or High Water, the man can direct just as good as he writes.

Taylor Sheridan also co-wrote the upcoming Michael B Jordan revenge thriller Without Remorse alongside Will Staples. Without Remorse is due to be released on Amazon Prime on the 30th of April and is based on a story by Tom Clancy.

Those Who Wish Me Dead Trailer

I am looking forward to seeing Angelina Jolie in this sort of role. It seems she has been out of the game for a long time. I am glad she is back and I am sure she’s gonna be great under the direction of Sheridan.

Those Who Wish Me Dead is due for release on the 14th of May and will be released by HBOMax

I hope you enjoy the film when it is released. Make sure to check back soon for more movie news, reviews and movie & TV recommendations.

As always, thanks for reading.

Article by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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Fan of The Boys? – Check out Robert Kirkman’s Invincible on Amazon Prime

The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman is back with Invincible, a new ultra-violent animated series on Amazon Prime – and it’s damn good!

Invincible tells the story of Mark Grayson (Steven Yeun) a seemingly normal teenager and son of Omni-Man, an extraterrestrial superhero with Earth-shattering powers. Eventually, Mark will inherit his father’s abilities and join him in fighting crime and laser-beaming people in half. He starts to realise, that his father, the most powerful being on the planet isn’t the hero everyone thinks he is. He might just be just like a version of Homelander -only with a Tom Selleck moustache (That’s a fantastic combination). Heads will roll. Guts will spill.

Omni-Man

And, man, what a fantastic cast. We have Steven Yeun, J.K. Simmons, Sandra Oh, Mark Hamill, Zachary Quinto, Seth Rogen, Clancy Brown, Walton Goggins and loads more.


And Amazon Prime caught me again. I thought I was sitting down to the full first season. Nope. There were only three episodes which left me with a thirst for more. Thanks for that Amazon. So now the wait begins for episode 4. I can’t wait. I am really enjoying it.

Invincible first appeared in an issue of Savage Dragon in 2002. It then got its own series and was published in 2003. It ended in 2017 after 144 issues.

If you fancy yourself some adult animation and beautiful gratuitous ultra-violence then stop what you’re doing and go and check out Robert Kirkman’s Invincible on Amazon Prime Video.

How long until the news is announced that we will get a live-action version or spin-off movie? I’ll give it one month.

Season one consists of 8-episodes. Only 3 episodes have been released so far. It’s up to you, check it out now and wait weekly or starve yourself so you can binge it in its entirety. Either way, I hope you enjoy it.

As always, thanks for reading.

Words by GG
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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Poster + Trailer For Brandon Cronenberg’s POSSESSOR

Brandon Cronenberg’s highly anticipated second feature, Possessor now has an Official Poster and Trailer

I remember writing about Possessor when it was in the early stages of pre-production. Back then, there wasn’t really a lot to go on except a really creepy image.

8-years ago, Brandon Cronenberg released his directorial debut, Antiviral. While a lot didn’t quite get it, it became an indie horror hit. I knew that Brandon was the son of David Cronenberg, so if Antiviral wasn’t “out there” and fucked up and crazy, I would have been very disappointed.

So, it’s great to see such a unique talent back with a new film. And, man, 8-years is a long break away from directing. I think that Possessor will re-establish Cronenberg as one of the best directors working in independent horror

What’s Is Possessor About?

Official Plot –

From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, POSSESSOR is an arresting sci-fi thriller about elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.

The premise sounds great, although I am expecting it to be a little complicated. In a way, it reminds me of Black Mirror with a little bit of Inception thrown in…you know, just to make things even more confusing.

I’m certain this is going to be one of the best horrors to hit our screens this year. I also think it is a film that will require multiple viewings. I know it will for me anyways.

Possessor looks to be a feature-length adaptation of Brandon Cronenberg’s short Please Speak Continuously and Describe Your Experiences as They Come to You

Possessor Poster
Possessor Poster

Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor stars Andrea RiseboroughJennifer Jason LeighSean Bean

As always thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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New To Netflix VFW Review: Ex War Vets Take On Rabid Junkies

For those of you that love a great bit of gore and loads of glorious practical effects drenched in an 80s’ vibe…check out VFW which is now on Netflix

A group of old ex-veterans spend their days drinking and reminiscing of the good ole days of duty. In the blink of an eye, they find themselves caught in a vicious battle between a fucked up drug kingpin and his band jacked-up zombie-like junkies.

VFW on Netflix was a tremendous amount of fun.

I mean, we have Stephen Lang and Norm from Cheers (George Wendt) battling rabid junkies. Not only that, but we also have the legendary Fred Williamson (From Dusk To Dawn) and Willliam Sadler. If that ain’t enough to make you wanna watch VFW…then, I guess you can stop reading now.

VFW doesn’t pretend to be anything other than a tribute to blood-soaked 80s’ action films

A new, dangerous and super-addictive drug called Hype has hit the streets. When one of the users falls to her death trying to get her fix. Her little sister then steals the drugs off of the psycho dealer and makes a run for it. With nowhere to go, her only option is to take refuge in a nearby bar…VFW. This bar is filled with ex-vet grumpy old men. They spend their time just chatting about girls, about when they were young and in the war.

I loved the raw and retro feel of VFW. I even read one complaint about the lighting and cinematography. Trust me, this ain’t the case, it looked wonderful. If you know what you’re getting into, VFW is one of the better flicks to have hit Netflix lately.

In a lot of ways, VFW could be seen as a zombie. But, the ravenous zombies are replaced by strung-out psycho junkies. And rather than them craving flesh, they’re craving their next hit and will happily kill to get it.

Check VFW out on Netflix today.

As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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Review: H.P Lovecraft’s The Colour Out Of Space

Finally, I got the chance to see one of my most anticipated films from the last year, an adaptation of H.P Lovecraft’s The Colour Out Of Space

The Colour Out Of Space was a film that had my complete attention from the early stages of pre-production.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

The Gardner’s have just moved to a new house in the country which they have just inherited. Not long after their big move, and just before settling down to some alpaca farming, a meteorite falls from the sky and lands in their backyard.

From the moment that the meteorite touches the ground, things start to change, the animals start to change…and now the Gardner’s are starting change.

That is all I will tell you about the story. I will let you witness this craziness for yourself.

Overall

I really enjoyed The Colour Out Of Space. I wish that I loved it, I really wanted to love it, but…

When I first listened to the audiobook, I remember being fuckin’ terrified. To the best of my knowledge, and maybe I am wrong but there was no humour involved. definitely, no alpacas. What I wanted was a full-on sci-fi body-horror, and for some part of the film, this is exactly what we get. However, there was just a bit too much humour, and when Cage went full “rage”, apart from a few really tense scenes, he brings too much “Cage” to the role…if that makes sense.

I am certain that Cage is capable of dropping what people expect of him and give us something truly terrifying and dark. Sadly, The Colour out Of space wasn’t the performance that I was hoping for. The best performance in the movie, in my opinion, was Joely Richardson.

In the Lovecraft story, he describes the “Colour” as something unearthly, a Colour never seen before by the human eye. This was going to impossible to achieve from a filmmaking aspect. So, what they have done is give us beautiful vibrant colours that we all know exist only to have them interchanging, mind-fuckingly morphing so they are never the same colour. The result is pretty much indescribable which is a huge compliment to the cinematographer and Visual FX Team. I am sure this is what they set out to achieve.

I would still highly recommend The Colour Out Of Space. Even though there were a couple of things that I complained about. The aspects of the films that I didn’t quite enjoy could be the best bit of cinema in the world or someone else. It is still one hell of an adaptation, Lovecraft would be proud.

Another solid entry from XYZFilms and Spectrevision

6.5/10

Take out the humour and some alpaca screentime, you can’t fault The Colour Out Of Space
Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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Poster For New Western-Witch Horror THE PALE DOOR

Need more westerns with witches? thought so!. Check out the first poster for The Pale Door

THE PALE DOOR
Directed by  Aaron B. Koontz & written by Koontz, Keith Lansdale & Cameron Burns,

The Pale Door focuses on train robbers who must go into hiding after a stagecoach robbery goes horribly wrong. The two brothers and a woman seek refuge in an abandoned ghost town that is also home to a coven of witches and some angry flesh-eating wolves.

This sounds fantastic and I am loving the recent growth in dark westerns. We have been treated to some really good ones over the past few years like Brimstone, Bone Tomahawk, Hostiles and more recently IFC’s impressive horror western The Wind. The Pale Door sounds like another welcoming edition into this sub-genre. And if you are a sucker for a good poster then I am sure you will agree with me that this is one of the best posters we have seen all year.

As for the blood-thirsty wolves? well, I am not so sure about that part of the story. I think that has been overdone and there is only so much you can do in regards to the plot. I would much rather have a straight-up witch movie, the possibilities are then endless and the film can go in any chaotic direction. But who knows how it will play out, the Wolves could very well be the best characters in the movie. But, one thing is for sure, that is a damn nice poster!

It Was The Perfect Score But Hell Was Their Reward – Poster For The Pale Door

I am sure a trailer is not that far behind, they usually arrive a day or two after the poster release. I will update the article as soon as it drops. As always, thanks for reading. Hope you have an awesome weekend.

Words by Gary Gamble
Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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BLACK SITE: Lovecraft & Carpenter Mixed With The Raid-Style Action? – Yes Please!

Epic Pictures and Dread Central are back with new action horror BLACK SITE

After the successful release of the Kickstarter funded British comedy horror THE BOOK OF SHADOWS, Epic Pictures and Dread Central are back with a whole new kind of horror experience. Get all the information below from the official press-release for Black Site.


Los Angeles, CA, March 13, 2019 – Epic Pictures and DREAD are thrilled to represent the action horror, BLACK SITE, releasing April 9, 2019! It is best described as a mixture of “John Carpenter Meets H.P. Lovecraft Meets The Raid.” Jonathan Barkan at Dread Central could barely contain his excitement!

Black Site Official Poster

When I first heard about BLACK SITE, my imagination went wild at the description. Then, after seeing it, I knew that this was a film that would be perfect for horror audiences and DREAD! Tom Paton is an amazing director who has an incredibly bright future ahead of him and it’s a pleasure and an honour to be a part of that.” – Jonathan BarkanDread Central

Synopsis: An elite military unit encounters a supernatural entity, known as The Elder Gods, that forces them into battle against an army from another dimension. They must fight together to defend the Black Site and save the world from ultimate destruction.

BLACK SITE is directed by Tom Paton (Redwood). The film stars Sophia Del Pizzo (Into the Dark)Lauren Ashley Carter (Imitation Girl), and Jessica-Jane Stafford (Dead Ringer).

Myself and the team at Airpick & Goldfinch couldn’t be more excited that BLACK SITE has found its home as part of the DREAD label. It’s an honour to be included alongside the existing titles and we can’t wait for everyone to see the start of what we hope will be a long-running franchise.” – Tom PatonDirector

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Article by Gary Gamble

Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

Words from official Press-Release

As Always, thanks for reading.


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Updated: Trailer For MIDSOMMAR The New Film From The Director Of Hereditary

Ari Aster, the director of 2018s hugely impressive haunted house horror Hereditary is back with MIDSOMMAR…check out the trailer below!

I have to say, I really enjoyed Aster’s directorial debut, Hereditary, actually no, I loved it!. I thought it was a mature horror movie full of genuine, unpredictable scares. The acting was on point, Toni Collete was just mesmerising, and that little kid scared the absolute shite out of me. The script was some of the best I have seen in horror in years and the cinematography and OST were haunting. I enjoyed Hereditary a lot more than Insidious, The Conjuring or any other horror movie or horror franchise around today.

So, it’s easy to see why I am keeping a close watch on Ari Aster and his next project.

MIDSOMMAR POSTER A24 ARI ASTOR MOVIE (GOOGLE SEARCH)Midsommar has been confirmed as the title of his new film and you will be delighted to know that his new movie is another horror.

A24 will be handling distribution and have already released their first tease on Twitter. The film stars Florence Pugh (Lady McBeth, The Falling, Marcella) Will Poulter (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, We’re The Millers), Jack Reynor (Freefire, Sing Street), & William Jackson Harper (The Good Place, Patterson).

Not a lot is known about the plot but A24’s recent 15-second tease was an animated clip on Twitter. It featured a group of girls all dancing or worshipping some sort of cross or shrine (featured image). The film takes place in Sweden and is about a couple who go traveling but end up the victims of a pagan cult.

Sweden is a remarkable place to shoot a horror movie. I am looking forward to the beautiful, scenic Swedish backdrop mixed in with the severity of Aster’s tone of filmmaking.

Midsommar is due to hit cinema this August 9th, 2019.

More news to follow as it’s announced. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble

Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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James Gandolfini’s Son To Play Young Tony Soprano In Upcoming Movie

 James Gandolfini’s son, Michael Gandolfini has been cast as  young Tony Soprano in upcoming HBO movie

When it comes to The Sopranos, there is very little that comes close to its brilliance. The HBO series first aired in 1999 and ran up until 2009 with 6 unforgettable seasons. Everything was amazing about this series, it was quite simply, flawless.

It was with The Sopranos people started to realise that the good guys don’t always win. We felt every bit connected with these murderous characters as we did with any other good protagonist from a series. There was no doubt about it, Tony Soprano wasn’t a nice man, but yet we still loved the guy.

Now, all these years later the characters have been embedded in our minds forever. The series is just as important now as it was 20 years ago. And and I can’t think of a better time to bring the mafia family back and honour its brilliance than a 20th-anniversary movie, can you?. It will be so good to see the rise of one of tv’s most iconic characters.

Michael Gandolfini To Play Tony Soprano In HBO Movie. Image: HBO

Deadline has reported that Michael Gandolfini, the son of James Gandolfini will be playing the role of young Tony Soprano.

I’m sure you’ll agree with me that there can be no better casting choice

“It’s a profound honour to continue my dad’s legacy while stepping into the shoes of a young Tony Soprano,” Gandolfini told Deadline. “I’m thrilled that I’m going to have the opportunity to work with David Chase and the incredible company of talent he has assembled for The Many Saints of Newark.”


The new HBO movie is set in the 60s’ and is officially titled The Many Saints of Newark. The story will focus on a rival war between two gangs; the Italians and African Americans. David Chase and Lawrence Konner wrote the screenplay for the feature-length movie.

The Saints Of Newark stars Corey Stoll, Vera Farmiga, Jon Bernthal, Billy Magnussen and Alessandro Nivola. The film will be directed by Alan Taylor who has directed The Sopranos, Game Of Thrones, Mad Men, In Treatment…just about everything!.

More information to follow as it’s announced. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble 

Founder/Owner/Editor/BigCheese @ Moviehooker

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Marvel’s Tom Holland & Chris Evans Join New Netflix Serial Killer Movie

Tom Holland and Chris Evans play a huge role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, both stars have joined a new Netflix production which focuses on serial killers.

The new Netflix original movie will be titled The Devil All The Time. As well as Evans and Holland starring, The Devil All The Time also stars, Robert Pattinson (The Rover, Good Time, High Life), Mia Wasikowska (Alice In Wonderland Crimson Peak, Stoker) & Bill Skarsgard (It, Castle Rock).

YOU CAN READ THE OFFICIAL PLOT HERE FROM THE BOOK IT IS BASED ON (Google Books)

I’ve been a fan of Tom Holland since Irish movie Pilgrimage (he even attempted the Gaelic language). It was during Pilgrimage that Tom Holland sent audition tapes to Marvel for the role of Spidey!. We all know he got the job, and even though I’m not a big fan of Marvel, he makes a damn fantastic Spider-Man. It’s good that he is still choosing to play different roles to challenge and better his acting ability. He could’ve easily gone down the Robert Downey Jnr route and just said: “fuck it, I am Iron Man and I never have to play another role in my life” (I’m guessing RDJ said that – that’s not an actual quote).

The Devil All The Time is directed by Antonio Campos. This is great news as Campos has delivered time and time again. He directed the fantastic cult movie Martha, Marcy, May, Marlene and the Rebecca Hall starring, Christine about the reporter who committed suicide live-on-air in the ’70s. We can be certain that The Devil All The Time will be a dark journey through Bleakville.

More information to follow as it is announced. As always, thanks for reading.

Words by Gary Gamble

Founder/Owner/BigCheese @ Moviehooker
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