They say that payback is a bitch and nowhere is it more evident than in THE EQUALIZER, a hard-boiled tale of revenge and restitution that goes so far over the top it’s almost comic book material. Centered on an ex-CIA agent who faked his own death to get a new start and is now reduced [...]
In theaters today, THE BOXTROLLS is another stop-motion animation film in the spirit of NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS and COROLINE. Set in underground 19th-century England and focused on a community of monsters so shy they wear cardboard boxes to hide their bodies, the story has them going to battle with a town villain intent on extermination.
Arriving in theaters today, JIMI: ALL IS BY MY SIDE is a really terrific missed opportunity. Not exactly a traditional ’show biz biopic’, the film focuses on just a year in the life of JIMI HENDRIX, one of the most flamboyant and influential musical stars of the swingin’ sixties. It was the year that catapulted [...]
Opening in theaters this weekend, PRIDE is set in 1984 and tells the true story of how a group of London based gay and lesbian activists joined together to financially aid striking mine workers in a small Welsh town. Under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s iron thumb, the miners were being starved out and losing their [...]
Currently in theaters, THE DROP is a gritty crime drama that centers on what happens when a clumsy armed robbery goes haywire at a money-laundering bar known as Cousin Marv’s and an investigation leads to a succession of secrets and lies being revealed. Directed by MICHAEL R. ROSKAM from a screenplay by DENNIS LEHANE, the [...]
To call TUSK ‘quirky’ or ‘off-beat’ just wouldn’t do it justice. In a nutshell, the film is a dark horror dramedy that centers on a podcaster who disappears into the Canadian wilderness where he was conducting an interview with an old man with an incredible past. A mysterious seafarer, the old man has a fetish [...]
Arriving in theaters today, A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is a hard-boiled detective story based on the best-selling novel by LAWRENCE BLOCK and featuring his popular creation, MATT SCUDDER, an alcoholic ex-cop working as an unlicensed private eye hired to find the vicious killers of the wife of a notorious drug kingpin.
Directed by SCOTT FRANK, [...]
In the just released feature THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, a hugely dysfunctional family is forced to live together in the same house for a week per the last wishes of the recently deceased patriarch. A dark comedy based on the book by JONATHAN TROPPER, the film is directed by SHAWN LEVY and features [...]
Opening in theaters and available via VOD tomorrow, FORT BLISS tells the dramatic story of a decorated Army medic and single mother who returns from an extended tour in Afghanistan to find that the bond she shared with her five-year-old son has been broken. When faced with the threat of re-deployment, she has to find [...]
Making its way to theaters later this week, THE MAZE RUNNER is aimed directly at fans of such ‘young adult’ bestsellers as DIVERGENT and THE HUNGER GAMES. Set in a dystopian future, the story centers on a group of amnesiac teens forced to escape a gigantic maze in order to survive. Based on the first [...]