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SCREEN WONDERS

All the best in film and TV we can’t get enough of right now.

Midsommar

For Ari Aster’s 2018 debut masterpiece Hereditary, we essentially spent the entire duration of the film with our mouths in a perpetual “o” shape. And now, the provocateur is back with a Scandinavian cult horror flick that looks to be equally, if not more, disturbing. Starring Brit talent Florence Pugh and Will Poulter, the trailer is a barrel of, no laughs, but gorgeous visual imagery, intersected with gore, cult frights and eerie facial expressions. Shudders all round.

Dark Phoenix

Sophie Turner makes a playful and extra af cameo in the visuals for Jonas Brothers’ comeback track “Sucker,” but in the latest X-Men instalment, we see Jean Grey losing control of her ever-growing powers. Including an all-star cast of Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Alexandra Shipp and Nicholas Hoult, the epic trailer for Dark Phoenix sees the group falling apart as they battle with her increasingly unstable strength.

His Dark Materials

We grew up with our noses buried in Philip Pullman’s beloved His Dark Materials trilogy, which included Northern Lights. And while 2007 gave us a pretty disappointing film adaptation, The Golden Compass, the BBC is looking to give Pullman’s magical world a do-over with a dreamy TV series, starring James McCoy, Ruth Wilson and Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda. A good indication? It’s already been commissioned for another season.

Rocketman

We defy you to watch the trailer for this Elton John fantasy-musical-meets-biopic and not be humming the music legend’s tunes for days after. The drama sees Taron Egerton in the starring role, with Richard Madden and Jamie Bell in supporting roles. Rocketman starts at the origins and tracks the singer’s meteoric rise (shades and sass included).

The Act

“Based on a true story” usually always strikes all sorts of fear into our hearts, and the opening of Hulu’s disturbing original film, The Act, is certainly no exception. Wonderbabe Joey King stars as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, a disabled girl suffering from terminal cancer, and Patricia Arquette plays her doting mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. One thing. All is not as it seems…

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