Death Wish (Friday 6th April)
More original films are being made than ever before. Still, sequels and remakes are always going to be made and the latest film to get the remake treatment is Death Wish. Charles Bronson starred in the original film that came out in the 1970s and Bruce Willis is now in the lead role as the vigilante who takes the law into his own hands in order to get justice for his family. Speaking for myself, I am not at all interested in seeing this film. Still, if you are a massive fan of the original Death Wish or Bruce Willis then this film might be for you.
Love, Simon (Friday 6th April)
Coming-of-age is a genre of film that I gravitate to. A lot of my favourite films come from that genre and, because of this, I cannot wait to see Love, Simon. I have only heard positive things about this film which focuses on Simon (Nick Robinson), a closeted gay teenager who has to balance high-school, family, friends, protecting his secret as well as uncovering the identity of a classmate who he has developed a relationship with online. This film has a John Hughes vibe to it and if Love, Simon is anywhere close to the quality of Hughes’ films, I will be delighted.
Thoroughbreds (Friday 6th April)
The death of Anton Yelchin in 2016 was an incredibly unexpected and sad event and Thoroughbreds is where we will see him in one of his final roles. Yelchin plays the character of Tim and plays a supporting role to Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke in the film. They play Lily and Amanda respectively who make a plan to kill Lily’s stepfather. Clearly, the premise sounds dark and the film is labelled as a black comedy thriller so this mix of genres could provide us with a unique cinematic experience.