THiNC. Movie Spotlight #61

THiNC. Movie Spotlight #61 – I’m still recovering from Spotlight #60, wherein I inadvertently signed up to watch, discuss, and walkthrough all nine episode of the show Severance… which won’t even be done until April sometime. Gah. Hahaha. But Severance is a fantastic show, and I highly recommend you jump on the bandwagon, and join us in discussions about it over on the discord server. This weeks list cannot put me that deeply in hock, why? Because I don’t have any time left in my life! That’s why. The problem though? The very first entry in Spotlight #61 is the show FROM… and yeah, I’m realizing that’s going to be a very serious issue for my life .

Spotlight #61 is going to go down in history as the first post that played the brilliant game called “Guess the Trailer,” wherein I watch the trailer… and on no other information, I attempt to guess the direction that the film is going to go in, and how the ending is going to happen. I know, brilliant game. Should be fun.

Want to show a little love to the Spotlight gods? See? Yes, you really are too kind…

Donation Amount

From – Watch on Epix Horror

Other than the fact that this is LITERALLY the worst possible name for a show. Sure, it’s topical. Okay, it’s clever. But no… “FROM” is IMPOSSIBLE TO SEARCH FOR AND FIND! Glad I got that off my chest. So yeah, I think Episodes 1, 2, & 3 are out right now and can be watched right here. Can’t quite figure out when the rest of the episodes will be released or what it will cost to watch them. But this show looks awesome. But, I’ll admit, I’m a huge Lost fan. Even after the final episode was shot, and the series wrapped. Which is more than I can say for most of you! hahaha. Thanks for the show recommendation Shelbzilla this looks like it will ruin what is left of my personal life.

No Exit – February 25th Hulu

In No Exit, Havana Rose Liu (“Mayday”) makes her feature film leading role debut as Darby, a young woman en route to a family emergency, who is stranded by a blizzard and forced to find shelter at a highway rest area with a group of strangers. When she stumbles across an abducted girl in a van in the parking lot, it sets her on a terrifying life-or-death struggle to discover who among them is the kidnapper.

Restless – February 25th Netflix

French action film, Restless, tells the story of a cop who goes to extremes in order to cover up an accident. But this corrupt cop’s life spirals completely out of control when he starts receiving threats from a mysterious witness. Good? Dunno… trailer looks decent. Could be worth a shot.

Belfast – In Theaters Now

I know… this is an older recommendation, but since it lit up the Oscar nominations for six possible wins… I figured I’d put it on the list. I personally thought it was a decent film, IF you go into it knowing that this story regards the Irish Troubles between the Catholics and the Protestants. (Troubles doesn’t seem to do it justice. But you know what I mean.) It was beautifully shot, and the acting was marvelous. So, if you get a chance to see it, you may adore this one. Especially on the big screen. I don’t think it’ll do much beyond a win for Judi Dench. But we’ll see. I should probably do a write up on it, I enjoyed reading on the history in and around the film.

The Outfit – February 25th – Theaters

This looks like a fantastic, closed box, potboiler of a film. “Leonard is an English tailor who used to craft suits on London’s world-famous Savile Row. After a personal tragedy, he’s ended up in Chicago, operating a small tailor shop in a rough part of town where he makes beautiful clothes for the only people around who can afford them: a family of vicious gangsters.”

Let’s play a game of Guess the Trailer –

The Desperate Hour – February 25th – Theaters?

Sitting here on this list for the past few weeks was The Desperate Hour. A movie that I hadn’t really heard anything about. But I just watched the trailer for the first time. And, oh wow. What a conceit. Regardless, the movie isn’t out yet – and it’s impossible to know how the movie will go – or what will happen. Even so! I say we play a game of Guess the Trailer. Shall we? And let’s see how close I can get to how the actual ending of the film will go. Shall we?

Okay, first things first, the more simple the conceit, the more brilliant. Problem is? If the simplicity of the conceit strains all possible belief, your movie is in serious trouble. Let me see if I can get this straight. A woman/mother, and her son, have a very strained relationship. Yes? She takes the day off to be at home with her son and to finally get her family back on the right road together again. But while she’s out on a run, her small town goes into a lock down due to an active shooter incident. Now, five miles from her son, her kid is in desperate trouble.

Here’s my guess of what will happen and how: First, based on the lack of a father/hero in this film, the dad/husband recently died. That would make Amy a widow, and would explain why her son is angry. Five miles from her son, I’m guessing she will have to go as direct a path as physically possible, and while she had phone service on the way out, she’ll rarely have service on the way back. But she will hear from her son that there is what? A shooter at his school? In his house? (Seems really ill-advised to have a thriller based on a school shooter, but nothing would surprise me at this point.) As she’s running, she’s calling in favors left and right. Someone to check to see if her son is at the house? Car maybe? Other times, she calls over to her buddy Bill, the local security expert in order to tap into the house’s security cameras, in order to get her a bead on what is happening.

And it will be her own special information (I’m going to guess from her job, or the migratory flight patterns of geese this time of year – or whatever) to crack the case. The only question? Will she be the one to actually swing into action and save the day? Probably won’t be that cheesy. Regardless, I’m guessing she’ll be in touch with the police, the kids, the school, her son, and maybe even the shooter(?!?) in order to save the day. But it’s going to be a ridiculously bad ending. The worst of it? The movie will probably try and head-fake that the shooter is actually her son… which, Hollywood would never ever do… that couldn’t possibly be the real answer. I mean, come on. Regardless, this is going to be a horribly bad, and terribly easy to guess movie from top to bottom. Now, will someone remind me about this after it comes out? Need to fast forward to the end to see if I got it right.

Coming Soon – Watch List:

The Pink Cloud – March 1st – digital
Clark – March 1st?? Spring – Netflix
Pieces of Her – March 4th
The Batman – March 4 – Theaters
Nightride – March 4
Gold – March 11
Outsiders – March 11
Ash & Dust – March 11
The Adam Project – March 11 Theaters?
Spin Me Round – March 12th
Black Crab – March 18th
Windfall – March 18th!!!!!
Expired – March 18th
Tethered – March 18th
Tollbooth – March 18th
Everything Everywhere All At Once – March 25th
You Won’t Be Alone – April 1 – Theaters
Bullet Train – April 8th
Killing Eve (season 3) – April 12th
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent – April 22nd
Nope – July 27th

There you have it – THiNC. Movie Spotlight #61. If you’d like to read more of our THiNC. Spotlight recommendations, you can do that right here.

Edited by: CY