With Denis Villeneuve’s hotly anticipated sequel to the 1982 cult-classic Blade Runner out THIS WEEK, here are 5 ways you can prepare yourself for the main event…
Resurrection is a bad idea, generally. The urge to fend off death, to dig up a treasured memory, is terribly human but rarely humane. So why is it that this keeps on happening? Why won’t Hollywood let go of the past and let sleeping films lie?
Are you psychologically unhinged? Have you been thrown out of an MMA fighting club and shooting range for being just a wee bit too violently disturbed? Do you consider the CIA to be a bureaucratic killjoy with too many law-abiding rules? If your answers are yes, yes, and yes, then the CIA wants you on their side.
The new adaptation of Stephen King’s It has now surpassed The Exorcist to take the title of the world’s highest grossing R-rated horror film of all time (unadjusted for inflation…)
M. Night Shyamalan is the type of director that critics seem to will to have a ‘welcome return to form’. Having made his name with a string of early-noughties supernatural chiller/thrillers – The Sixth Sense among them – a series of financially successful, but generally panned blockbusters followed. Slashing his budget from After Earth’s $150m to $5m for 2015’s The Visit has seen Shyamalan return to his filmmaking origins and it’s a trend that continues with Split. Yes, it’s another generally welcome return.
‘The world we live in. It’s so
wondrous insipid, mysterious terrifying, even magical disturbing…’
If Kingsman: The Secret Service was intent on, and successful in, putting the fun back into spy cinema, its sequel, The Golden Circle, has clearly been established to bring back the silliness and smutty immaturity. In the directorial hands, once again, of Matthew Vaughn, it’s almost as if the past decade of James Bond never happened.