It’s been a year. Wait, way more than a year and still the COVID pandemic nips at our heels, dives into our lives at times and causes chaos.
Who wouldn’t want to escape from that particular crapfest?
Granted, these films are not exactly a warm bubble bath on a cold winter’s evening or a romantic night at a cafe in one of the old quarters of Paris but they aren’t real life and so, thus are enough of an escape that reality can be kept at bay for a couple of hours at least …
“On a remote homestead amongst the Martian frontier, a refugee family from Earth clings to hope for a better life. But when strangers appear in the surrounding hills and attempt to run them off, nine-year-old Remmy (Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project) is faced with the desperate reality her mother (Sofia Boutella, The Mummy) and father (Jonny Lee Miller, Trainspotting) have tried so hard to keep from her.” (official synopsis via io9)
Settlers opens 23 July UK and USA; Australian dates TBA.
Sam (Karen Gillan) was only 12 years old when her mother Scarlet (Lena Headey), an elite assassin, was forced to abandon her. Sam was raised by The Firm, the ruthless crime syndicate her mother worked for. Now, 15 years later, Sam has followed in her mother’s footsteps and grown into a fierce hit-woman. She uses her “talents” to clean up The Firm’s most dangerous messes. She’s as efficient as she is loyal.
But when a high-risk job goes wrong, Sam must choose between serving The Firm and protecting the life of an innocent 8-year-old girl – Emily (Chloe Coleman). With a target on her back, Sam has only one chance to survive: Reunite with her mother and her lethal associates: The Librarians (Angela Bassett, Michelle Yeoh and Carla Gugino). These three generations of women must now learn to trust each other, stand up to The Firm and their army of henchmen, and raise hell against those who could take everything from them.
Gunpowder Milkshake features a cast that includes Karen Gillan, Chloe Coleman, Lena Headey, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett, Carla Gugino, Ralph Ineson, Adam Nagaitis, Michael Smiley, and Paul Giamatti. (synopsis courtesy Flickering Myth)
Gunpowder Milkshake opens in Australia on 15 July and drops on Netflix US on 14 July.
Reminiscence will follow the story of Nick Bannister, a private investigator who deals in recapturing vivid cherished memories for clients. His life will completely change when he meets a mysterious client, who he madly fall in love with. But one day, the woman suddenly disappears leaving Nick completely lost. When he decides to search for her, he discovers different aspects of her personality that he didn’t know before. (synopsis via Coming Soon)
Reminiscence opens in cinemas in UK on 18 August, Australia on 19 August and US on 20 August.