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Teenager Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is bitten by a radioactive spider and then develops superhuman abilities. Struggling to control and understand his powers, he returns to the underground site where he was bitten. He stumbles upon Wilson Fisk/The Kingpin (Liev Schreiber) and his lackeys hatching a diabolical plan. Peter Parker/Spider-Man (Chris Pine) shows up to
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Released: 14 June Certificate: 15 Creator: Melissa Rosenberg Cast: Krysten Ritter, Rachael Taylor, Eka Darville, Carrie-Anne Moss Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… Daredevil Re-watch Season 3 of Daredevil and pretend that it was Marvel Netflix’s final triumphant bow. The days of Jessica Jones’ compelling, radical season one seem like a long way away.
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From Jordan Peele, writer and director of Get Out, comes Us — a new horror film following Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o), her husband Gabe (Winston Duke), and their two children Zora (Shahadi Wright Joseph) and Jason (Evan Alex) as the family vacations in Santa Cruz CA, where something terrible had happened to Adelaide as a
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Previously, on the Avengers: Thanos (Josh Brolin) used the Infinity Gauntlet to murder half of all living creatures in the universe. Surviving superheroes Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Ant-Man
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Released: Out now Creator: Neil Gaiman Cast: Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jack Whitehall, Adria Arjona, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson Distributor: Amazon Prime Video If you like this, try… American Gods This Neil Gaiman adaptation is tonally very different to Good Omens, but is an interesting comparison. The very things that have made Sir Terry Pratchett
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Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Robert Eggers Writer: Max Eggers, Robert Eggers Cast: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe Distributor: TBC After the exquisitely crafted The Witch, director Robert Eggers returns with an intense two-hander starring Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe as two lighthouse keepers stuck in a perpetual nightmare of booze, hard graft and tall tales.
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Released: TBC Director: Alice Furtado Writer: Alice Furtado, Leonardo Levis Cast: Luiza Kosovski, Juan Paiva, Digao Ribeiro Distributor: TBC There are shades of Claire Denis’ charged eroticism in this Brazilian zombie film from debut director Alice Furtado, which she co-wrote with Leonardo Levis. A horny teenaged girl’s desires turn into a potent and dangerous brew
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After the accomplished slow-burn horror of Under The Shadow, director Babak Anvari, claws his way through a grotesque body horror that pays disturbing homage to David Cronenberg, David Lynch and Nic Roeg. Armie Hammer stars as a New Orleans bartender named Will who spends his time procrastinating in the dirty little dive bar where he
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Released: Out now Certificate: 18 Director: Richard Shepard Cast: Allison Williams, Logan Browning, Steven Weber Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… Black Swan Natalie Portman plays a troubled ballet dancer who becomes convinced her peers are out to ruin her. “It’s what’s expected of us,” is a fittingly tongue-in-cheek line repeated throughout Netflix’s The
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Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Lorcan Finnegan Writer: Lorcan Finnegan, Garett Shanley Cast: Imogen Poots, Jesse Eisenberg Distributor: TBC Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg star as a couple who get stuck in domestic hell after following a strange estate agent to a housing complex. Modern anxieties and aspirations concerning home ownership, consumerism and attaining the
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Released: TBC Certificate: TBC Director: Bertrand Bonello Writer: Bertrand Bonello Cast: Louise Labeque, Wislanda Louimat, Mackenson Bijou Distributor: TBC Horror fans may already be familiar with the story of Clairvius Narcisse through Wes Craven’s 1998 film The Serpent And The Rainbow. It starred Bill Pullman as a man who heads to Haiti to investigate voodoo
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It was only a matter of time before Jessica Hausner’s clinical visual style was applied to science-fiction. In Little Joe, the Austrian director’s first feature in the English-language, her deliberately artificial aesthetic (see Amour Fou) seeps into the very topics of the story. Emily Beecham plays Alice, a plant breeder at a corporation that is
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Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Creator: Christopher Keyser Cast: Kathryn Newton, Gideon Aldon, Sean Berdy, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Olivia DeJonge, Alex Fitzalan, Jack Mulhern, Rachel Keller Distributor: Netflix If you like this, try… Lost A group of plane crash survivors try to figure out a way to escape a mystical island. A sci-fi mystery gets