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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Directed by: Scott Cooper
Written by: C. Henry Chaisson (Screenplay by), Nick Antosca(Screenplay by, based on “The Quiet Boy” by), Scott Cooper (Screenplay by)
Starring: Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane and Amy Madigan
In an isolated Oregon town, a middle-school teacher and her sheriff brother become embroiled with her enigmatic student whose dark secrets lead to terrifying encounters with a legendary ancestral creature who came before them.
Searchlight Pictures have the delayed this Guillermo del Toro film with no set release date but is expected to release in 2020.
Let Me In
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Year of Release: 2010
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Written by: Matt Reeves (Screenplay by), John Ajvide Lindqvist(Based on the film Let the Right One In by)
Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas and Richard Jenkins
Twelve-year old Owen is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby, an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father. A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two form a unique bond. When Abby’s father disappears, the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her, leading the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.
A rare example of a remake of a foreign-language film being close to as good as the original. Like Antlers, Let Me In is a story of a boy getting involved with beings of myth. Directed by Matt Reeves who would follow this up with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes
Find out where you can watch Let Me In here.
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Year of Release: 1984
Directed by: Joe Dante
Written by: Chris Columbus
Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Polly Holliday and Frances Lee McCain