Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza – “A Quiet Place 2”!

UPDATE FROM THE STUDIO: THIS SCREENING IS CANCELLED UNTIL THE FILM IS RESCHEDULED

After much consideration, and in light of the ongoing and developing situation concerning coronavirus and restrictions on global travel and public gatherings, Paramount Pictures will be moving the worldwide release of A Quiet Place Part II. We believe in and support the theatrical experience, and we look forward to bringing this film to audiences this year once we have a better understanding of the impact of this pandemic on the global theatrical marketplace.”

Ready to see what the survivors of the first film get up to now? Synopsis!

Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family (Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe) must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in silence. Forced to venture into the unknown, they quickly realize that the creatures that hunt by sound are not the only threats that lurk beyond the sand path.

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Columbia Screening Pass-palooza – “My Spy”!

Comedy! Adorable! Fun! Synopsis!

MY SPY follows JJ a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.

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“EMMA.” Perfection.

“You are so kind to me, Miss Woodhouse.”

Story: Emma Woodhouse lives a perfect life. She’s rich (well, her dad is), beautiful (just ask anyone), and has an incredible talent for matchmaking (just ask her). But being so perfect can be a curse; her reckless attitude toward friends and acquaintances of lower station can put them in serious social (and fiscal) danger. Will she ever learn to just let things be? Probably not, but one can hope.

Genre I’d put it in: Incredible Adaptations Of Classic Novels

Remake, Sequel, Based-On, or Original: Based on the classic novel by Jane Austen. Who didn’t put the heroine’s name in all caps, just so you know. Continue reading

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Columbia Screening Pass-palooza – “The Way Back” (& a chance to win $50!)

Ooh, who doesn’t love free screenings and free money? Because this free screening is also a donation drive – donate gently used sporting goods and be entered into a drawing for a $50 store gift card! How cool is that? (And just in time for spring cleaning…) Synopsis!

Jack Cunningham (Ben Affleck) once had a life filled with promise. In high school, he was a basketball phenom with a full ride to college, when suddenly, for reasons unknown, he walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Now years later, Jack is stuck in a meaningless job and drowning in the alcoholism that cost him his marriage and any hope for a better life. When he is asked to coach the basketball team at his alma mater, which has fallen far since his glory days, he reluctantly accepts, surprising no one more than himself. As the boy starts to come together as a team and win, Jack may have finally found a reason to confront the demons that have derailed him. But will it be enough to fill the void, heal the deep wounds of his past, and set him on the road to redemption?

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“The Invisible Man” gave me visible chills

“What did he do to you?”

Story: Cecilia is in a really, really bad relationship. But she gets an opportunity to run, and she takes it. Later, while suffering from PTSD, she finds out that her ex-boyfriend/computer optics mogul Adrian has killed himself. And left her five million dollars…as long as she can stay sane, and out of legal trouble. As strange things start to happen around her, one by one her friends and family start to think she’s gone crazy. Wait – is he really here?

Genre I’d put it in: Well Done Classic Monster Remakes

Remake, Sequel, Based-On, or Original: Based on the classic Universal Monster, and H.G. Wells’ novel. Continue reading

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TrailerWatch – AWWW YEAH the “Candyman” trailer is out!

“I think I made a mistake.” [YA THINK?]

I’ve been stoked for this film ever since Jordan Peele said he’d be bringing this remake to the big screen. I loved the original, and Tony Todd’s performance still gives me the creeps. (And breaks my heart.) Synopsis!

For as long as residents can remember, the housing projects of Chicago’s Cabrini Green neighborhood were terrorized by a word-of-mouth ghost story about a supernatural killer with a hook for a hand, easily summoned by those daring to repeat his name five times into a mirror. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, visual artist Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II; HBO’s Watchmen, Us) and his girlfriend, gallery director Brianna Cartwright (Teyonah Parris; If Beale Street Could Talk, The Photograph), move into a luxury loft condo in Cabrini, now gentrified beyond recognition and inhabited by upwardly mobile millennials.

With Anthony’s painting career on the brink of stalling, a chance encounter with a Cabrini Green old-timer (Colman Domingo; HBO’s Euphoria, Assassination Nation) exposes Anthony to the tragically horrific nature of the true story behind Candyman. Anxious to maintain his status in the Chicago art world, Anthony begins to explore these macabre details in his studio as fresh grist for paintings, unknowingly opening a door to a complex past that unravels his own sanity and unleashes a terrifyingly viral wave of violence that puts him on a collision course with destiny.

Candyman comes to theaters – and mirrors – near you June 12th, 2020.

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TrailerWatch “Saint Maud” drops an “Ash Wednesday” promo!

A24 delivers another chiller for all of my fellow horrorhounds… Synopsis!

The debut film from writer-director Rose Glass, Saint Maud is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness , and salvation in a fallen world. Maud, a newly devout hospice nurse, becomes obsessed with saving her dying patient’s soul — but sinister forces, and her own sinful past, threaten to put an end to her holy calling.

Saint Maud comes to theaters this April.

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