With cinemas closed and everyone (hopefully) practising social distancing, we are going to provide you with some suggestions to help you get by until things (hopefully) get back to normal. We’ll also provide some alternatives for films that were meant to come out in cinemas this week.
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The New Mutants
Directed by: Josh Boone
Written by: Josh Boone and Knate Lee
Starring: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga
In an isolated hospital, a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
Has there been a more troubled film in recent history that The New Mutants? Shot in 2017 for a 2018 release, the film was delayed for reshoots, reshoots that apparently never happened. The film was pushed back further in the wake of the Disney’s acquisition of Fox and was set to finally hit cinemas before Covid-19 dealt the film another blow. There is no current release date for The New Mutants, despite most of Disney’s slate getting new dates. There are rumours that it may be released on Disney+ in the wake of an interview with Bob Iger where he said they may bring more films straight to the service, like they are doing with Artemis Fowl.
Rotten Tomatoes: 57%
Year of Release: 2019
Directed by: David Yarovesky
Written by: Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn
Starring: Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and Meredith Hagner
After a difficult struggle with fertility, Tori Breyer’s dreams of motherhood come true with the arrival of a mysterious baby boy. Brandon appears to be everything Tori and her husband, Kyle, ever wanted — bright, talented and curious about the world. But as Brandon nears puberty, powerful darkness manifests within him, and Tori becomes consumed by terrible doubts about her son. Once Brandon begins to act on his twisted urges, those closest to him find themselves in grave danger.
The New Mutants is meant to be a horror film set in the X-Men Universe, so why not watch this horror-based interpretation of Superman’s origin story. Produced by James Gunn, Brightburn was a relatively good financial success given its low budget.
Find out where you can watch Brightburn here.
Rotten Tomatoes: 22%
Year of Release: 2011
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Written by: Zack Snyder (Story and Screenplay by) and Steve Shibuya (Story by)
Starring: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Jon Hamm and Scott Glenn