All the action for Timur Bekmambetov's PROFILE relies solely on the interactions of two characters Skyping on a computer screen. The claustrophobic nature of the cat and mouse thriller adds to the intensity of the story, and seems even more fitting during the pandemic which has only heightened the use of the online medium to connect with friends, family and strangers.
This week on the Hollywood Critics Group's (HCA) podcast, "What to Stream," hosted by myself and guest host Jana Nagase of JanaonCamera.com, we give recommendations on what to watch or avoid on streaming platforms. This week we tackle Netflix's new superhero series, Jupiter's Legacy, the new docuseries, The Sons of Sam: Descent into Darkness, Liam Neeson's latest action thriller, THE MARKSMAN, Paramount+'s new series FromCradle to Stage, and which movie classics to revisit or watch for the first time.
The teaser trailer for SNAKE EYES: G.I. JOE ORIGINS arrives Sunday, and in anticipation Paramount released the first images of Henry Golding as Snake Eyes along with the other characters. See the images and new poster.
The Amazon Prime series Them sparked a conversation on Black Twitter about the overabundance of Black trauma seen in the Little Marvin and Lena Waithe series. Some found it too triggering. Barry Jenkins’ The Underground Railroad also revisits the trauma of slavery (also streaming on Amazon Prime), but the MOONLIGHT and IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK director doesn’t believe creators should shy away from telling the truth about America’s ugly history especially after hearing four years of the dog whistle slogan,“Make America Great Again.”
Singer/songwriter Camila Cabello is filling Cinderella's shoes in Kay Cannon's CINDERELLA also starring Idina Menzel, Minnie Driver, Pierce Brosnan and modern godmother played by Billy Porter. Actor and late night talk show host James Corden is a producer on this re-imagining that is being billed as a musical. Take a look at the new photos.
Did playing a ruthless slave catcher in Barry Jenkins' The Underground Railroad weigh heavily on Joel Edgerton? The actor tells CineMovie what factors he considered before taking on a role of a despicable character. Listen below.
Chris Rock got the ball rolling on adding another entry to the SAW franchise with him starring in SPIRAL: FROM THE BOOK OF SAW. While SPIRAL does forge a new path in this latest chapter, the gimmicks are the same with a rapid line of deaths that will have squeamish viewers look away for the majority of the film.
Director Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED, NIGHT WATCH) brings us a true story in PROFILE starring Valene Kane(Gangs of London, ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY) as an undercover reporter who investigates how terrorist groups like Isis recruit young European women by pretending to be one of them through social media. Kane talks about the shocking true story, and why the internet is a dangerous place.
Mexican director Everardo Gout directs the latest installment in THE PURGE movie, THE FOREVER PURGE with Mexican actors Ana de la Reguera (ARMY OF THE DEAD) and Tenoch Huerta (NARCOS) starring alongside Josh Lucas and Will Patton. Luckily the new preview suggest this film doesn't take place the day of the purge, but the day after when killing is illegal but that doesn't stop some people.
Marvel has released 6 new character posters for BLACK WIDOW featuring Scarlett Johansson, Florence Such, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, villain Taskmasker and The Handmaid's Tale'sO-T Fagbenle playing a character named Mason. Check out the new key art from the Marvel movie.
The trailer for the sequel to VENOM has arrived to kick off the week. The first VENOM: LET THERE BE CARNAGE preview introduces the transformation of Cletus (Woody Harrelson), into Carnage. Directed by Andy Serkis, the tone retains the humor from the first one. Interestingly enough, Tom Hardy came up with the story with screenwriter Kelly Marcel. Also it seems Carnage isn't the only symbiote Venom will contend with.