Tag Archives: Thriller

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Drew Goddard

Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Chris Hemsworth, Lewis Pullman

Other notable appearances:
Nick Offerman

Running time:
141 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Pulp Fiction, Inglorious Basterds, Cabin in the Woods

 

The lives of seven strangers become inextricably tangled by the secrets they are trying to escape at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale hotel. 

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A Simple Favour (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Paul Feig

Starring:
Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively, Henry Golding

Other notable appearances:
Andrew Rannells, Kelly McCormack, Aparna Nancherla, Linda Cardellini

Running time:
117 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train, Single White Female

 

Stay at home mum Stephanie (Kendrick) befriends high-powered executive mum Emily (Lively) and the two form an unlikely bond despite their differences. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to find out what happened to Emily and discovers she didn’t know her friend as well as she had hoped.

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The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
336

ASIN:
B079LMYL1P 

 

When Taylor Bishop breaks up with and is then humiliated by her abusive, cocaine addicted boyfriend Angus, she decides it’s time for revenge and seeks to destroy him. But after Taylor commits her acts of revenge, she finds herself unsure which role she plays in a deadly game of cat and mouse.

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The Meg (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Jon Turteltaub

Starring:
Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson

Other notable appearances:
Masi Oka, Cliff Curtis, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Winston Chao, Robert Taylor, Jessica McNamee

Running time:
113 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Deep Blue Sea, Jaws, Jurassic Park

 

Five years after a mission where two of his men died, deep sea rescuer Jonas Taylor (Statham) is a shell of his former self and filling the void with beer. He is snatched out of retirement when his ex-wife and her crew become trapped at the bottom of the Mariana Trench in an exploratory submersible. The crew are not alone though and saving them releases an ancient creature with an insatiable appetite.

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The Open House (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Matt Angel, Suzanne Coote

Starring:
Dylan Minnette, Piercey Dalton

Other notable appearances:
Patricia Bethune, Sharif Atkins, Aaron Abrams

Running time:
94 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
The Strangers

 

After the death of his father, Logan (Minnette) and his mother (Dalton) fall on hard times and move in to his aunt’s mountain holiday home. The holiday home is for sale so the family 

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The Fifth to Die by J.D. Barker (2018)

Review by CJ

Page count:
416

ISBN:
9780544973978 

 

After the escape of the 4MK killer, Anson Bishop, Detective Sam Porter and his team have had to relinquish the investigation to the FBI. But when Porter can’t let go of the 4MK case and move on to their next one, he puts himself, his team and many more in graver danger than they could have ever expected.

The Fifth to Die is the second novel in the 4MK Thriller series.

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Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Gary Ross

Starring:
Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham-Carter, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Midori Francis, James Corden, Richard Armitage

Other notable appearances:
Elliott Gould, Shaobo Qin, Dakota Fanning, Hailey Baldwin, Katie Holmes, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West, Jaime King, Olivia Munn, Anna Wintour

Running time:
110 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Ocean’s 11-13, Logan Lucky, Focus

 

Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie (Bullock) brings together a team of seven other women to pull off the heist of the century at the illustrious Met Gala.

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