It’s fair to say that Jordan Peele’s stock is soaring among
the stars following his directorial debut Get
Out, and he’s wasting no time in bringing us more nightmarish content with Us.
The first trailer teased a story rooted much deeper in the genre of horror than Get Out (which isn’t to understate the horrific elements of the film), it looks like Lupita Nyong’o & Winston Duke’s family are in for a rough ride as their demonic doppelgangers hunt them down.
Unlike some films which show so much of the movie inside five three minute trailers that they may as well just roll the credits at the end, the most exciting thing about Us is that you get the distinct feeling that much more lies beneath the surface.
John Wick 3: Parabellum
The John Wick series completes its trilogy this year, and we can’t wait to see Keanu Reeves mowing down a ridiculous number of people with increasingly insane inventiveness.
Given the events that culminated at the end of John Wick: Chapter Two, it seems likely that we’ll find the front runner for ‘the world’s worst person at retiring’ award on the run from the entire hit man community. Hopefully he packed a lot of pencils.
The great thing about John Wick is that if you enjoy action, it’s almost impossible to leave the cinema un-satisfied. The action sequences are crafted so masterfully that it often feels like ballet with bullets as oppose to just another action movie, and we cannot wait to see the final dance.
The Russo brothers made arguably the best Marvel movie yet in 2018 with Avengers: Infinity War, leaving many fans devastated as the credits hit. The film struck similar chords to that of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in that it almost feels like the end of the second act in one bigger script (which makes sense as Infinity War was initially going to have two parts).
Everything points to Avengers: Endgame having big ramifications for the MCU, and knowing the Russo brothers, it’ll be another blockbuster that somehow manages to live up to its insanely high hype.
Under the Silver Lake
David Robert Mitchell’s follow up to the impressive It Follows was supposed to be released in 2018, but A24 made the decision to push it back to April this year.
The trailer teases a story with hints of David Lynch eccentricity and an eyebrow raising mystery led by Andrew Garfield (what more could you want?). It received mixed reviews at Cannes, and the decision to change release date has led to Under the Silver Lake becoming largely forgotten about, but we’re as excited as we are intrigued to see it when it finally comes to cinemas.
Todd Phillips’ Joker seems on paper one of the most un-necessary stories to tell, but add in Joaquin Pheonix as the lead and Martin Scorsese as producer and it becomes a lot harder to not pay attention.
A steady stream of behind the scenes photos/videos have cropped up on the web since filming began, many of which are as strange as they are gripping (I’m talking about you, clip of Joaquin Pheonix banging his head against a phone box). Whilst we’re hesitant to drop our scepticism in this project (especially since we haven’t even see =n a trailer yet), everything we’ve seen so far makes us think it’s worth at least giving it a chance.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s latest potentially brags the most stacked cast of any film in 2019, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Kurt Russell, Al Pacino & Dakota Fanning to name but a few.
The film is set in 1969 as the Charles Manson followers were inflicting terror in LA; Dicaprio & Pitt play an actor and his stunt double respectively as they search for success among the savagery.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood looks like it has the potential to be a real classic among Tarantino’s catalogue, and it’s definitely up there with the movies we’re most excited to see this year.