Watch Charlie Hunnam And Rami Malek In First Trailer For Prison Drama ‘Papillon’

Rami Malek has been in the news lately for starring in the upcoming Queen biopic, but he also has another movie coming out.

Papillon stars Malek and Charlie Hunnam as two prisoners on an island with no escape. In the trailer you can see Hunnam’s character being dragged out of his girlfriend’s house and being sent to the prison.

“He soon finds himself imprisoned on an island with seemingly no escape, surrounded by shark-infested waters and abusive guards. He soon forms an alliance with Malek’s character, a fellow prisoner. ‘If I ever get out, I’m going to live a different kind of life,’ Hunnam promises as he overlooks the ocean at the end of the video.”

This movie is a remake of the 1973 film of the same name, which starred Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen.

So far, it’s received mixed reviews from critics. It sits at a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s expected to hit theaters August 24, 2018. It first premiered back in 2017 the Toronto International Film Festival.

Check out the trailer below…

New Teaser Trailer For ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Has Been Released, And It Looks Incredibly Entertaining!

If you go to the theater wanting to be slammed in the face with action, then this is probably the film you want to see. Warner Bros. Pictures has released a new teaser trailer for Guy Ritchie’s adventure drama King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.

People were pretty excited when news of this movie first hit the internet, but a lot of those folks have lost interest due to the fact that the release date has been pushed back several times.

But the studio is hoping this latest trailer wins some people back. Charlie Hunnam stars in the movie, which will follow the “young destined king as he works his way up from street vagrant to the man who pulls Excalibur from stone.”

Jude Law and Hermione Corfield also star. As of right now, the film is scheduled to be released May 12, 2017. That’s a decent release date, so the studio still has faith in the movie. That’s a good sign.

Check out the trailer below…

Movie Review: Crimson Peak – Not Heart Pounding, But Unsettling And Darkly Beautiful

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Let’s start off by saying that while Crimson Peak has been advertised as a ghost story, it’s not so much that as it is a story with a ghost in it.

We start out by meeting the lead Edith Cushing (Mia Wasikowska), a woman who had unusual desires for a woman in the late 1800s. She wants to be a famous writer, rather than a wife. Her dad has other idea, wanting her to marry the local Dr. McMichael (Charlie Hunnam). However, Edith instead focuses on a poor, but aristocratic Thomas Sharpe (Tom Hiddleston). She’s seduced by his dream of restarting the red clay mine of his family home. After her father’s mysterious death, Edith marries Thomas, only to start receiving mysterious warnings from her dead mother, about the place she’s gone to live, referred to as Crimson Peak.

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There’s quite a bit to say about the acting in this film, as there’s not much action. The characters must be carried by nothing more than dialog or the occasionally nefarious look. In that Mia Wasikowska is great as a wide eyed girl. growing increasingly suspicious of her husband’s family. Thomas Sharpe, played by Tom Hiddleston, is equally good, playing the loving husband with a nefarious side as well. And Jessica Chastain, who got the rare opportunity to spread her wings as the nefarious sister, might have found her best role yet.

However, even the excellent acting fades away among the amazing visuals that are this film. It’s a gothic story, with an excellent, complex gothic atmosphere. Everything from the scenery and the small details of the gothic home, all the way to the score that plays in the background competes for your attention. It’s a thrilling, gorgeous film that is carried based on excellent direction and beautiful visuals.

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Their story is a simple one. Girl looking to solve mystery. However, it’s simple because it needs to be. The characters themselves are so multifaceted, the background so rich, that if we were dealing with a complex story, it would feel like a messy mishmash. Instead, the balance is perfectly formed, ensuring that you can understand the plot while you enjoy the characters.

I do have to point out that this is not a scary horror flick. It’s less about monsters and spirits than it is the atmosphere. If you were a fan of The Others, then it’s likely you’d enjoy this. However, if you’re looking for something like Hellboy, this is not the flick for you. The conflict here is internally driven and much of the horror is purely cerebral.

Towards the end of the movie, the momentum slows a bit and some might find that it drags. In addition, the CGI effects for the ghosts were a bit underwhelming. However, the atmosphere and the characters carry this well enough. While it might not be heart pounding, it’s certainly an unsettling, darkly beautiful movie that viewers with tamer horror tastes will likely enjoy.

If that’s your kind of style, and The Others is among your favorites, than Crimson Peak is absolutely worth the watch.

WE GAVE IT: 3.5 Stars – Watch the Official Trailer and Official Movie Poster below!

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