Movie Review: Knives Out
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Knives Out
Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Cast: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Christopher Plummer
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rated PG-13 | Minutes: 130
Release Date: November 27, 2019

Rian Johnson‘s Knives Out is a deliciously twisted whodunit murder mystery in the same vein of an Agatha Christie novel, but with a modern touch. Though it does rely on many of those Christie tropes of a detective warning the audience about foul play, marking everyone as a suspect, and deliberately setting up all of the clues in plain sight. And true to form, though the film holds the audience’s attention by giving them a well-crafted intrigue that is set up by Johnson, the political subtext allows it to be much more than just a simple murder mystery. And it is able to stay constantly entertaining as it is full of unlikeable and very suspect characters, who are wonderfully played by an all-star cast, that not only keeps things funny, but will also have us guessing until the very end. My full review below.

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Watch: First Trailer For ‘Antebellum’ Starring Janelle Monáe
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Lionsgate Movies has released a teaser trailer for Antebellum, an upcoming mystery thriller starring Janelle Monáe (Hidden Figures, Moonlight).

The movie is written and directed by Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz, also known as Bush+Renz, who are making their feature debut. Kiersey Clemons, Jena Malone, Jack Huston, Eric Lange, Marque Richardson, Lily Cowles, Tongayi Chirisa, Robert Aramayo, and Academy Award nominee Gabourey Sidibe star alongside Monáe.

You can continue below for a synopsis for Antebellum, and to check out the first trailer and a trio of posters.

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Blu-ray Review: Midsommar
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Blu-ray | DVD | Digital
Director: Ari Aster
Writer: Ari Aster
Cast: Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, William Jackson Harper, Vilhelm Blomgren, Archie Madekwe, Ellora Torchia, Will Poulter
Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release Date: October 8, 2019

If there was a movie that could epitomize living through a great tragedy while being in a toxic relationship, it would have to be Ari Aster‘s ambitious film Midsommar. An unconventional horror to say the least, the film is a slow burn that scares you at just the right moments, and then hits you even harder when you least expect it. Though that slow burn pacing may backfire, there is more than enough from Aster’s deft hand direction and star Florence Pugh’s performance to grab the audience’s attention and never let go. My full Blu-ray review of Midsommar here below.

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New Trailer For Rian Johnson Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’ Released
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A new trailer for Brick, Looper, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson‘s next feature Knives Out has been released by Lionsgate.

Johnson’s latest is a murder mystery inspired by the works of Agatha Christie which stars Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Michael Shannon, LaKeith Stanfield, Toni Collette, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Noah Segan, Edi Patterson, Riki Lindhome, and Christopher Plummer.

You can check out the new trailer for Knives Out along with a synopsis and more below.

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Blu-ray Review: John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
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John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
Blu-ray | 4K Ultra HD | DVD | Digital
Director: Chad Stahelski
Writer: Derek Kolstad, Shay Hatten, Chris Collins, Marc Abrams
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Anjelica Huston, Ian McShane
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rated R | Minutes: 131
Release date: September 10, 2019

A big part of what makes the John Wick franchise so popular is its mythology. It’s an action-packed trilogy that sees a secret world of assassins living amongst the populous. The fight choreography is splendid, with each fight and gun battle looking more like a beautiful stylized dance. It is the perfect way to showcase stunt work and highlight how vital stunt people are to a film like this one.

Now, John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum gets its home release on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD. Check out my review of the film and all of its bonus features here below.

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