Before Lee completes another roulette round between O'Kelly and Sweet, O'Kelly attacks Lee and a melee ensues. A veteran hunter helps an FBI agent investigate the murder of a young woman on a Wyoming Native American reservation. It's a story about the gifts we hand down and their power ... See full summary ». Set in 1969, the plot follows seven strangers each hiding dark secrets, who come together one night in a shady hotel on the California-Nevada border. O'Kelly complies. For the long scene where Laramie discovers the secret passageway, retakes and resets for different camera angles required Erivo to perform twenty-seven times, while the later scene where Darlene is singing to cover the noise Doc makes while digging was shot twenty times..  Erivo was required to sing on camera in real-time, with no option to use pre-recorded vocals: "Every time you see me sing in a room, wherever, it’s happening in that room and I’m singing for real", Erivo explained later. , Principal photography on the film began on January 29, 2018 in Vancouver, British Columbia. A defiant Miller kills Lee and his followers to save O'Kelly. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Looking for something to watch? Jeff Bridges as Daniel Flynn, He is an aging criminal masquerading as a priest. Sometime later in Reno, O'Kelly attends Sweet's jazz performance at a nightclub. Flynn arrives and reveals to her that he is Dock O'Kelly, imprisoned since the robbery in 1959. The two smile warmly at each other before she begins to sing. Beginning to terrorize the group, Lee kills Emily by playing a life-or-death game of roulette between her and Miller. How in the heck did Chris Hemsworth lose 25-30 pounds of muscle weight between wrapping Avengers: Infinity War and the start of filming on this? , Bad Times at the El Royale premiered at Fantastic Fest on September 27, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United States on October 12, 2018.  Later in August 2017, newcomer Cailee Spaeny was added to the cast to play an impressionable Southern girl brought to the hotel, while Cynthia Erivo was cast as the black singer who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Was this review helpful to you? , In the United States and Canada, Bad Times at the El Royale was released alongside First Man and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, and was projected to gross $8–12 million from 2,808 theaters in its opening weekend, with some predictions going as high as $17 million. Four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities take fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms. A crazy old and bored scientist invents a system which allows him to reach through the airwaves and transform live TV cameras into weapons to kill whoever is being filmed. The film received a digital release on December 18, 2018, and received a 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD release on January 1, 2019. I didn't expect much from this movie when i started it but it was very interesting and good.  A separate soundtrack edition, featuring songs from the movie was digitally released by Republic Records, without a physical CD release. Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. BRAINIOUS is not about how smart is a child, but how a child can be smart. Two-part documentary exploring the successive transformations of the Louvre over eight centuries: from a feudal fortress to the primary residence of the French kings, before becoming one of the most famous museums in the world. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. $3.99. Emily had forcibly removed her sister from a murderous cult in California led by Billy Lee, in order to keep her until she is “clear.” Billy is a lecherous, sadistic, and charismatic leader, and during the failed rescue Rose is able to call Billy to tell him where she is. A distraught Rose stabs Miller and is shot by O'Kelly. Due to O'Kelly's failing memory, he picked the wrong room, and the money was not there. Bad Times at the El Royale is a 2018 American neo-noir thriller film written, produced and directed by Drew Goddard.The film stars Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Chris Hemsworth.Set in 1969, the plot follows seven strangers each hiding dark secrets, who come together one night in a shady hotel on the California-Nevada border. Directed by Drew Goddard. As O'Kelly and Sweet attempt to leave with the money, Lee and his cult arrive and take them, Emily, and Miller hostage. O'Kelly and Sweet retrieve the money, Sweet tosses the film into the fire, and the pair leave.  In January 2018, Dakota Johnson and Russell Crowe joined the cast (though Crowe did not appear in the film).  The film made $2.8 million on its first day and went on to debut to $7.2 million, finishing seventh at the box office. The Town (2010) Crime. It keeps you waiting shrouding you with mystery. 257 of 338 people found this review helpful. In February, it was being shot in Burnaby.. When Sweet implores Miller to pick up a gun and help, he reveals that he served in Vietnam as a sniper and killed 123 people. Sweet, who has witnessed Broadbeck's murder from the parking lot, attempts to escape, but her car won’t start. Bad Times at the El Royale Movie follows Seven strangers. But hey, if you’re going to pay homage, there are worse ways to go. It is scheduled to be released in the United States on the 12th of October 2018. The movie premiered at Fantastic Fest on the 27th of September 2018. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? With Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm. Bad Times at the El Royale Critics Consensus. The El Royale is quite similar in appearance and characteristics to the Cal Neva Lodge & Casino, closed in 2013.  On August 23, 2017, Chris Hemsworth and Jeff Bridges were cast in the 1960s-set film, to play two among the several characters who collide at the El Royale hotel, near California's Lake Tahoe. He’s actually a criminal, but that’s only part of his backstory. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Chris Hemsworth. A well known radio talk show host lives as a recluse during the day, until she found her real mother. Miller finds and revives Flynn, then shows him the secret passageway, explaining that "management" regularly had him film guests' intimate encounters, and send the footage to them. Emily kills Broadbeck with a shotgun, which also shoots out the mirror and brutalizes half of Miller's face. Taking place over one night, alliances are made and secrets are revealed. Early 1970s. Bridges has been a staple of Hollywood for the past four decades. Use the HTML below.  The digital version of the soundtrack was later updated to include two of the songs performed in the movie by Cynthia Erivo: "This Old Heart of Mine (Is Weak for You)" and "Hold On, I'm Coming". The other cast also give a solid performance.  The film dropped 52% in its second weekend to $3.4 million, finishing ninth. All in all the movie is very enjoyable and i definitely recommend it. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. The cast is perfect. Early 1970s. Each of the Seven Strangers has a secret to bury. Smart, stylish, and packed with solid performances, Bad Times at the El Royale delivers pure popcorn fun with the salty tang of social subtext. The film is written and directed by Drew Goddard. , Although not included on the soundtrack, Erivo also performed the songs "Try A Little Tenderness", "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted" and "Unchained Melody". Flynn invites Sweet to join him for dinner. Bad Times at the El Royale is a 2018 American neo-noir thriller film written, produced and directed by Drew Goddard. Believing it to be in Sweet's room, he had attempted to drug her simply to gain access. The first trailer was released on June 7, 2018. Cynthia Erivo as Darlene Sweet, She is a struggling singer.  The film had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 27, 2018 and also screened at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. Bad Times at the El Royale Movie Cast. Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson and Cynthia Erivo lead an all-star cast in BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE. Choose an adventure below and discover your next favorite movie or TV show. When Flynn leaves to evaluate the film, Miller witnesses through the two-way mirror Agent Broadbeck attempting to rescue Emily's hostage, who is revealed to be Emily's younger sister, Rose. (2018). Director Goddard also self-penned a song for Erivo to perform, titled "Hold Me In Your Arms, Lift Me On High".  It was theatrically released in the United States on October 12, 2018. The film stars include Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman, Nick Offerman, and Chris Hemsworth. Before Miller dies, Sweet tells "Father Flynn" to absolve Miller of the guilt over his actions in Vietnam. " On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 60 out of 100, based on 43 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".  Although a box office average, grossing $31 million worldwide against its $32 million budget, it received mixed to positive reviews from critics, with praise for its acting and Goddard's direction, but criticism for the runtime and pacing..