the boy 2 review

No one walks into a movie called Brahms: The Boy 2 expecting a masterpiece, but for the love of Brahms, why is this thing so boringWilliam Brent Bell‘s follow-up to his mostly okay The Boy has a new group of people being plagued by a tiny antique doll, and expands the mythology, taking it to increasingly silly places. But silly would be fine if The Boy 2 was at least a little bit entertaining. It’s not.

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Brahms: The Boy II Interview with Katie Holmes

This weekend will see Brahms: The Boy II coming to theaters, bringing back the creepy doll with the piercing gaze and the unsettlingly innocent face. This time, Brahms is terrorizing a whole new family by way of a boy named Jude (Christopher Convery), who discovers the doll buried in the woods on the property of the Heelshire Mansion. Jude is suffering from some trauma after a home invasion, and he’s not speaking to his parents Liza and Sean (Katie Holmes and Owain Yeoman). But soon he starts speaking to Brahms, and that’s when the creepy stuff begins.

Katie Holmes has dabbled in horror and thrillers with turns in The Gift and Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, but this is a different kind of horror movie for the actress since it allowed her to play mother to a terrified child who is slowly becoming horrifying himself. In a roundtable interview with the actress set up in conjunction with our set visit report for Brahms: The Boy II, Katie Holmes discussed what she loves about horror, what she found relatable about her character, and of course, that creepy doll. Read More »

Brahms: The Boy II Trailer

In just under two weeks, Brahms: The Boy II brings back that creepy doll who ended up having a twisted secret in The Boy back in 2016. But perhaps there’s more to Brahms than we know.

The final Brahms: The Boy II trailer has arrived online just in time for National Make a Friend Day. But you probably don’t want a doll with strict rules to be your new friend, especially after you see the kind of trouble he seems to be causing for Katie Holmes. Watch it below. Read More »

the boy 2 first look

Remember Brahms, the creepy doll at the center of The Boy? He’s back, and he’s filthy. A new The Boy 2 first look gives us a dirt-covered glimpse of Brahms, and his new friend – whomever that may be. If you’ve seen the original The Boy, then you know the upcoming sequel is going to have to change things up considerably in order to keep its story going. For now, though, we’ll have to make due with the first look below.

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the boy 2

The Boy, the 2016 film about a creepy doll that looks like Jared Kushner, is getting a sequel. In The Boy 2, Katie Holmes will find herself facing off against Brahms, a doll with a dark secret. Of course, if you saw the first film, you already know what that secret is. But that’s not going to stop original Boy director William Brent Bell from telling this story.

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Dear Dictator Trailer

Dealing with high school is worse than ever with the advent of cell phones and social media. But what if you could deal with the worst people in your high school by getting advice from a feared international dictator?

Dear Dictator follows a British-Caribbean dictator played by Michael Caine as he’s ousted from power and has only one place to flee: the suburban American home of a rebellious teenage girl (Odeya Rush of Lady Bird) with whom he’s been corresponding through letters. As you can see in the first trailer for the comedy below, that’s not going to sit well with the rest of suburbia. Read More »

logan lucky easter egg

In addition to making an astonishing variety of high-quality films, director Steven Soderbergh also works in the booze industry. Since 2010, he’s been importing and distributing Singani 63. It’s a distilled Bolivian spirit he went nuts for while shooting Che in South America. The drink has previously appeared in David Fincher’s work, and now it’s in the new Steven Soderbergh film, Logan Lucky.

Below, learn more about the Logan Lucky easter egg.

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Logan Lucky Trailer

After planning three heists in Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen, the formerly retired Steven Soderbergh is back behind the camera for a new heist, and he’s brought his Magic Mike star with him.

Logan Lucky follows Channing Tatum as Jimmy Logan, a thirtysomething man fired from his job, looking to turn the bad luck of the Logan family around once and for all by pulling off a heist at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. But he’ll need the help of his reluctant, one-armed brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and an incarcerated robbery expert named Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) to help him out. It’s the kind of comedic crime you’d expect from Steven Soderbergh, and a new trailer just arrived with a bunch of new footage.

Watch the new Logan Lucky trailer below. Read More »

Touched With Fire trailer

We haven’t seen Katie Holmes in too many quality films in the last decade. Woman in GoldMiss MeadowsThe GiverJack and JillThe Extra Man, Mad Money, and others misfires haven’t exactly lived up to her work in GoPieces of April or the absolutely wonderful Wonder Boys. She’s in a film coming out next year that may break her cold streak, though. Watch the Touched With Fire trailer after the jump.

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Miss Meadows trailer

Thought billionaire playboys made for unlikely vigilantes? You haven’t met Miss Meadows, the heroine of Karen Leigh Hopkins‘ offbeat indie thriller of the same title. Played by Katie Holmes, this prim and proper elementary school looks so sugar-sweet, bluebirds literally follow her around while she tap-dances down the street. But what her community doesn’t know is that when they’re not looking, she moonlights as a pistol-packing avenger.

This is obviously a big problem for the bad guys in her town but it also proves a headache for local law enforcement, represented by James Badge Dale. Especially once he starts falling for her. Hit the jump to see the new Miss Meadows trailer.

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