New in Cinema: For the season that’s in it, it wouldn’t be right not to talk about the new Halloween film. Jamie Lee Curtis returns and is out for revenge on the newly escaped Michael Myers. Expect brutal deaths and jump-scares aplenty. Next week will see the limited release of Bohemian Rhapsody the Freddie Mercury biopic which has finally escaped from the studio red-tape which saw Sacha Baron-Cohen leave the role. Featuring Rami Malek, who is an absolute doppelganger for Mercury, the film will chart Queen’s rise as well as its frontman’s battle with substance abuse and his AIDs diagnosis, culminating in their famous Live Aid concert.
New on Netflix: The third season of Daredevil is out this week and features the return of season one’s main villain Wilson Fisk (Kingpin). I personally felt that season 2 dragged a little so hopefully this is a return to form. In exciting news, the Netflix adaptation of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, titled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is out on the 26th. Starring Kiernan Shipka from Mad Men, it promises a slightly darker take on the popular tv show of the late 90s and early 00s.
New Trailers: This week saw the first trailer for the upcoming Dark Phoenix which will feature the return of all your favourite X-Men as Fox get a second bash at the Phoenix Saga (starring GoT’s Sophie Turner in the title role) following the debacle of the Last Stand attempt. An extended trailer for the Stephen Spielberg produced Mortal Engines was released recently. Based on the books of the same name by Philip Reeve, the film features a unique take on a post-apocalyptic future. The special effects look magnificent and with Spielberg’s creative input the trailer is definitely worth checking out.
Editor’s Recommendation: Set in Whitechapel, Ripper Street follows 3 detectives struggling to cope with the aftermath of the Jack the Ripper murders. Featuring a cast including Jerome Flynn (Bronn from Game of Thrones) and several other familiar faces, it is a magnificently well written, intriguing and beautifully shot take on Victorian London, featuring some of the best villains I have seen in a long time, and is a must for anyone who likes murder mysteries and detective shows with a propensity for mirroring modern day events in a historical context.