This week’s offerings include a thriller, a drama and a familiar animated comedy to hit movie theater screens.
- Film: The Commuter (2018)
- Film Categories: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
- Director(s): Jaume Collet-Serra
- Actor(s): Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Jonathan Banks
The premise of this film revolves around Michael McCauley (Neeson), an insurance salesman, on his way daily train commute home from work. During his commute, McCauley is contacted by a stranger that offers him $100,000 if he can successfully identify a hidden passenger before the train reaches its final destination.
While attempting to discover the identity of the hidden passenger, McCauley realises he has become entangled in a deadly criminal conspiracy which could endanger the lives of everyone aboard the train.
The cinematography, film editing, production design, art direction, set decoration and costume design were carried out by Paul Cameron, Nicolas De Toth, Richard Bridgland, David Weller, Tina Jones and Betsy Heimann, respectively. Further, Jill Taylor also worked on costume design.
The film, scheduled for release in the United States on 12 Jan 2018, will not hit cinema screens in the United Kingdom until a week later, 19 Jan. 2018.
- Film: Paddington 2 (2017)
- Film Categories: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy
- Director(s): Paul King
- Actor(s): Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family: Henry (Bonneville), Mary (Hawkins), Jonathan (Samuel Joslin) and Judy (Madeleine Harris), has become a popular member of the local community. During the film, to earn money so that he can purchase his Aunt Lucy a gift for her 100th birthday, Paddington picks up several odd-jobs. Unfortunately, the gift is stolen.
The cinematography, film editing, production design, art direction, set decoration and costume design were carried out by Erik Wilson, Jonathan Amos / Mark Everson, Gary Williamson, Patrick Rolfe, Cathy Cosgrove and Lindy Hemming, respectively. Further to Rolfe, the art direction team included James Price, Dominic Hyman, Gareth Cousins and Andrea Borland.
Originally released in the United Kingdom on 10 Nov. 2017, the second instalment of the “Paddington” franchise is not scheduled for release in the United States until 12 Jan. 2018, a full two months later.
- Film: Proud Mary (2018)
- Film Categories: Thriller
- Director(s): Babak Najafi
- Actor(s): Taraji P. Henson, Neal McDonough, Danny Glover, Xander Berkeley
Working for an organised crime family based in Boston, Mary Goodwin (Henson) is a successful hitwoman. Her life is completely shifted when a professional hit goes wrong and she leaves a young boy orphaned.