Aspiring fashion designer Ellie (Thomasin McKenzie) leaves the English countryside of Cornwall to attend fashion school in London. Ellie loves the 1960s and to her luck, when she moves into her new flat she can mysteriously enter into ’60s Soho. It’s there she encounters fashionable aspiring singer Sandy (Anya Taylor-Joy). However, Ellie quickly learns that the glamour of the era isn’t what it appears to be. She gets pulled into the grim life Sandy was forced into until the past starts haunting Ellie into the present.
Director and Co-Writer Edgar Wright swings us into the dazzling world of London in the ’60s, with the help of outstanding set and costume design. During Ellie’s first foray, Wright uses mirrors to show how Ellie and Sandy are separated but attached. It’s magical to watch these mirror scenes, especially when they become more sinister. He spins this nostalgic fun into a Psychological Horror filled with terrifying ghosts. Wright uses lighting, sound and creative camera work that creates tension, suspense and scares.
Wright along with Co-Writer Krysty Wilson-Cairns have crafted a psychological horror centred around the horrors an aspiring female singer in the 60s, and even today would experience. Making it an examination of a moment in time when women would be conned and forced into a life where they were treated as currency. Without giving too much away, this is also a story of women taking back their agency.
Sandy’s story is being witnessed by modern-day Ellie, along with its audience. And Ellie, like us, iscarrying the beliefs of today into what she sees in the 60s. McKenzie excels at showing the increment changes in Ellie’s personality changes. She begins as a joyful, innocent girl heading to the big city. Once she visits the 60s, she becomes emboldened. And once we hit the third act, McKenzie shows the terror of Ellie’s daily life. It’s a feat to accomplish and McKenzie excels at every turn.
She’s joined by the force that is Taylor-Joy. Her undeniable talent to express emotion with one single glance is fully utilized. In the beginning, she shows Sandy’s determination and hope. As time passes, Sandy’s life becomes a prison run by her manager Jack, an impressive performance from Matt Smith. With this, Taylor-Joy makes us witness the light in Sandy’s eyes disappear. Additionally, there is a delightful performance from Diana Rigg as Ellie’s rulemaking live-in landlord.
Last Night in Soho is a Psychological Horror that builds tension and gives scares. It’s got a strong central storyline, pitch-perfect performances and has ample amounts of creative flair.
A new Trailer and Poster have arrived for Edgar Wright‘s LAST NIGHT IN SOHO starring Thomasin Mackenzie and Anya Taylor-Joy. How coincidental is it that Taylor-Joy starred as Thomasin in a breakout role in THE WITCH and now stars alongside Mackenzie? The Film premieres at TIFF ’21 this weekend after minds being blown in Venice.
Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller about a young girl, passionate in fashion design, who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it appears, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences…
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LAST NIGHT IN SOHO arrives in theatres October 29, 2021 via Focus Features.
Anya Taylor-Joy is back in THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT, coming soon to Netflix. Check-out the new Trailer.
Synopsis: Based on the novel by Walter Tevis, the Netflix limited series drama The Queen’s Gambit is a coming-of-age story that explores the true cost of genius. Abandoned and entrusted to a Kentucky orphanage in the late 1950s, a young Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) discovers an astonishing talent for chess while developing an addiction to tranquilizers provided by the state as a sedative for the children. Haunted by her personal demons and fueled by a cocktail of narcotics and obsession, Beth transforms into an impressively skilled and glamorous outcast while determined to conquer the traditional boundaries established in the male-dominated world of competitive chess. The series is directed and written by two-time Academy Award nominee Scott Frank and executive produced by Frank, William Horberg and Allan Scott, who also co-created the series. THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Marielle Heller, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Moses Ingram, Harry Melling and Bill Camp.
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THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT arrives on Netflix Friday, October 23, 2020.
After a few reschedulings, the release of THE NEW MUTANTS finally is before us! To pump you up, here is a new Special Look at the Film, coming soon to theatres!
Twentieth Century Studios in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original horror thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive. Directed by Josh Boone (“The Fault in our Stars”) and written by Josh Boone & Knate Lee, “The New Mutants” stars: Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”); Anya Taylor-Joy (“Glass”); Charlie Heaton (“Stranger Things”); Alice Braga (“Predators”); Blu Hunt (“The Originals”); and Henry Zaga (“13 Reasons Why”).
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20th Century Studios Canada release THE NEW MUTANTS in theatres Friday, August 28, 2020. Tickets are on-sale now.
The Comic-Con@Home Panel took place earlier today for long-awaited THE NEW MUTANTS with Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga and graphic artist Bill Sienkiewicz. The Panel unveiled the Film’s opening sequence which is included below in this 30-minute video:
20th Century Studios Canada will release THE NEW MUTANTS, date to be confirmed.
Check-out the brand-new Trailer for THE NEW MUTANTS, a new Horror-Thriller starring Maisie Williams and Anya Taylor-Joy, directed by Josh Boone.
Synopsis: Twentieth Century Fox in association with Marvel Entertainment presents “The New Mutants,” an original Horror Thriller set in an isolated hospital where a group of young mutants is being held for psychiatric monitoring. When strange occurrences begin to take place, both their new mutant abilities and their friendships will be tested as they battle to try and make it out alive.
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20th Century Fox Canada release #NewMutantsFriday, April 2, 2020.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment x Mr. Will want to give Canadian Readers a chance to win a GLASS Prize Pack! The pack includes all Films from the Unbreakable Franchise and cool, rare promo items like exclusive headphones, fingerless gloves, tattoos and popcorn! We will deliver to your door!
Synopsis: GLASS is a grounded-in-reality, comic-book thriller where the heroes and villains are people first. The thrilling culmination to the trilogy that started with Unbreakable and Split, stars James McAvoy (Split, Atonement), Samuel L. Jackson (Hitman’s Bodyguard, Avengers Franchise), Bruce Willis (Unbreakable, Die Hard), Sarah Paulson (Ocean’s Eight, “American Horror Story”) and Anya-Taylor Joy (Split, The Witch). Go inside the mind of master of suspense M. Night Shyamalan to uncover the connections and references that bring the three films together in one universe. Experience more than sixty minutes of never-before-seen features elaborating on his process and artistic vision including an in-depth look at the making of the film, deep insights on the characters, a never-before-seen alternate opening, and deleted scenes.
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Universal Pictures Home Entertainment release GLASSTuesday, April 16, 2019 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD. It is released on Digital Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to attend and advanced screening of GLASS! Screenings take place as follows:
TORONTO, MONTREAL, VANCOUVER
January 16, 2019 7 PM
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Following the conclusion of Split, Glass finds Dunn pursuing Crumb’s superhuman figure of The Beast in a series of escalating encounters, while the shadowy presence of Price emerges as an orchestrator who holds secrets critical to both men. Joining the all-star cast are Unbreakable’s Spencer Treat Clark and Charlayne Woodard, who reprise their roles as Dunn’s son and Price’s mother, as well as Golden Globe Award winner Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story series).
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Universal Pictures Canada releases GLASSFriday, January 18, 2019.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers in Toronto Wednesday, March 7, 2018 to see THOROUGHBREDS starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Cooke + the late Anton Yelchin.
Childhood friends Lily and Amanda reconnect in suburban Connecticut after years of growing apart. Lily has turned into a polished, upper-class teenager, with a fancy boarding school on her transcript and a coveted internship on her resume; Amanda has developed a sharp wit and her own particular attitude, but all in the process of becoming a social outcast. Though they initially seem completely at odds, the pair bond over Lily’s contempt for her oppressive stepfather, Mark, and as their friendship grows, they begin to bring out one another’s most destructive tendencies. Their ambitions lead them to hire a local hustler, Tim, and take matters into their own hands to set their lives straight.
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Universal Pictures Canada release THOROUGHBREDSFriday, March 9, 2018.
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give readers a chance to see SPLIT! Screenings take place Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in TORONTO, VANCOUVER, MONTREAL, CALGARY, EDMONTON, OTTAWA + WINNIPEG.
Cineplex Scotiabank Toronto 7:00 PM
Cineplex International Village 7:00 PM
Cineplex Montreal Forum 7:00PM
Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum 7:00 PM
SilverCity St. Vital 7:00PM
Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Commons 7:00PM
Scotiabank Theatre Ottawa 7:00 PM
As three teenage girls wait for their father to finish putting bags into the trunk of their car, a strange man gets into the driver’s seat. His name is Kevin (James McAvoy) — a seriously mentally ill man with 23 personalities. He kidnaps the girls and shuts them away in a locked bunker. They quickly learn he has more than one identity when he shows up dressed as a woman, telling them, “Don’t worry. He knows what you’re here for. He knows he’s not allowed to touch you.”
Another of his personalities, Hedwig, says he’s nine years old. One of the sisters, Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy), realizes the only way they can get out is to convince one of Kevin‘s alter egos to let them go. She thinks maybe Hedwig will help, but he tells them, “He’s done awful things to people and he’ll do awful things to you.” They find out one of Kevin‘s personalities is a vicious psychopath called The Beast.
Meanwhile, Kevin‘s psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher (Betty Buckley), who doesn’t know what he’s done, believes there is a submerged personality she hasn’t yet met who will materialize and dominate all the others.
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Universal Pictures Canada release SPLIT on Friday, January 20, 2017.