Bad Times at the El Royale is the new thriller written and directed by Drew Goddard, the former Daredevil showrunner, writer/director of Cabin in the Woods, and the writer of Cloverfield and The Martian. The movies follows a group of guests at an old hotel on the California/Nevada border, on what turns into a very bad night involving stolen money, murder, kidnapping, and a cult. Cast: Jeff Bridges as "Father Daniel Flynn" Cynthia Erivo as Darleen Sweet Dakota Johnson as Emily Summerspring Cailee Speany as Rose Summerspring/"Boots" John Hamm as "Laramie Sullivan" Lewis Pullman as Miles Miller Chris Hemsworth as Billy Lee Trailer My thoughts: I loved this movie, it has a great cast, interesting characters, and some surprising twists and reveals. The whole cast gave great performances, it was especially fun seeing Chris Hemsworth play a total fucking psychopath after seeing him in nothing but heroic roles before this. The first big surprise was how quickly they killed off Sullivan/Broadbeck, I did not expect that at all. Another great, unexpected moment was the reveal of Miles backstory and his turn at the end. I had a bit of a silent "what?" when he said he had killed 123 people. There a couple things that never were revealed/explained that kind of bugged me. First off, why did Rose kill the couple in Malibu? They kept showing the new stories about the murder, and then showed flashbacks to Rose after she killed them, but they never explained why she did it. I was wonder if it was possibly her and Emily's parents. I think it's pretty certain Billy Lee had something to do with it. I was also really hoping for a reveal of who was on the film. They kept making a huge deal of who was on it, and how it was worth more than the money, but all we ever learned was that he was dead. I saw it with my mom and we both agreed it was JFK, and I thought he was with Marylin Monroe, who was saw in several photos on a wall, but she wasn't as sure about that. It gets an A from me.