Friday, August 18, 2017

Tag: Crime

Logan Lucky (2017)?

Title: Logan Lucky
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Written by: Rebecca Blunt
Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth MacFarlane, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Katherine Waterston, Sebastian Stan, Hilary Swank, and Daniel Craig
Release Date: 8/18/2017
Running Time: 119 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In this turbocharged heist comedy from Academy Award®-winning director Steven Soderbergh, West Virginia family man Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) leads his one-armed brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and hairdresser sister Mellie (Riley Keough) in an elaborate scheme to rob North Carolina’s Charlotte Motor Speedway. To help them break into the track’s underground cash-handling system, Jimmy recruits volatile demolition expert Joe Bang (Daniel Craig). Further complicating the already risky plan, a scheduling mix-up forces the thieves to execute the job during the Coca-Cola 600, the track’s most popular NASCAR event of the year. As they attempt to pull off the ambitious robbery, the down-on-their-luck Logans face a final hurdle when a relentless FBI agent (Hilary Swank) begins investigating the case.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: At the end of the credits we see the text “THIS IS A WORK OF FICTION. NOBODY WAS ROBBED DURING THE MAKING OF THIS FILM. EXCEPT YOU.”


Adventurers, The (2017)?

Title: The Adventurers
Rating: NR
Directed by: Stephen Fung
Written by: Chi Kwong Cheung, Stephen Fung, Zhichao Ha, Xiaozhuang Huang, Yiu Fai Lo,
and Todd Weinger

Starring: Jean Reno, Qi Shu, and Andy Lau
Release Date: 8/11/2017
Running Time: 108 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The world’s top thieves join forces to pull off the heist of a lifetime. But when they find themselves pursued across Europe by a legendary French detective, they’ll have to take their game to the next level.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown

 

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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Good Time (2017)?

Title: Good Time
Rating: R
Directed by: Benny Safdie, and Josh Safdie
Written by: Ronald Bronstein, and Josh Safdie
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, and Taliah Webster
Release Date: 8/11/2017
Running Time: 100 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A bank robber finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him.


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Nile Hilton Incident, The (2017)?

Title: The Nile Hilton Incident
Rating: NR
Directed by: Tarik Saleh
Written by: Tarik Saleh
Starring: Fares Fares, Mari Malek, and Yasser Ali Maher
Release Date: 7/5/2017
Running Time: 106 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Noredin (Fares Fares) is the everyday corrupt police detective who makes his buck accepting bribes from street vendors and landlords. By routine, he extorts money from the local criminals. Under the influence of drugs and alcohol, he can still function in a system that is on the brink of collapse. One night he is assigned a murder investigation. A singer is found dead at the Nile Hilton. What initially seems to be a “crime of passion” turns into something that concerns the very power elite of Egypt.


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Detroit (2017)

Title: Detroit
Rating: R
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Written by: Mark Boal
Starring: John Boyega, Anthony Mackie, John Krasinski, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jason
Mitchell, Jacob Lattimore, Hannah Murray, and Kaitlyn Dever

Release Date: 8/4/2017
Running Time: 143 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The summer of 1967 was a pivotal moment in modern American history when the
country was beset by growing political and social unrest: the escalation of the country’s military
engagement in the Vietnam War and decades of racial injustice and repression. The epicenters of
all this discontent and simmering rage proved to be the nation’s major cities with their systemic
discrimination, racial disparities in housing and education, and growing unemployment in
African-American communities.

Two nights after the Detroit rebellion began, a report of gunshots in the vicinity of a
National Guard staging area prompted the Detroit Police Department, the Michigan State Police,
the Michigan Army National Guard and a local private security guard to search and seize an
annex of the nearby Algiers Motel. Flouting procedural rules, several policemen forcefully and
viciously interrogated motel guests, conducting a “death game” in an attempt to intimidate
someone, anyone, into confessing. By the end of the night, three unarmed young men had been
gunned down point blank, and several other men and women were brutally beaten.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Wind River (2017)

Title: Wind River
Rating: R
Directed by: Taylor Sheridan
Written by: Taylor Sheridan
Starring: Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner, and Julia Jones
Release Date: 8/4/2017/strong>
Running Time: 107 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
WIND RIVER is a chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In Memoriam Mike Luger

Special thanks to Kristo for this submission


Misfortune (2016)

Title: Misfortune
Rating: NR
Directed by: Desmond Devenish
Written by: Xander Bailey, and Desmond Devenish
Starring: Desmond Devensh, Xander Bailey, Jenna Kanell, Kevin Gage, Steve Earle, and Nick Mancuso
Release Date: 8/5/2017
Running Time: 90 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
When a young man, down on his luck, learns about his father’s killer’s parole, it sets off a cat and mouse chase through the hostile desert, searching for a hidden family inheritance.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Cartels (2016)

Title: Cartels
Rating: NR
Directed by: Keoni Waxman
Written by: Keoni Waxman, and Richard Beattie
Starring: Steven Seagal, Georges St. Pierre, Martine Argent, Darren E. Scott, Massimo Dobrovic, and Luke Goss
Release Date: 7/7/2017
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Action legend Steven Seagal headlines this explosive thriller that pits U.S. forces against an Eastern European drug cartel. When crime boss Salazar turns informant, U.S. Marshal Jensen (Luke Goss, Blade II) and his team must guard their luxury-hotel safe house. But as cartel underboss Sinclaire (UFC fighter Georges St. Pierre) and his hit squads descend to murder Salazar, the situation explodes, enraging Agent Harrison (Seagal), who will stop at nothing to root out the mole that compromised the operation.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Baby Driver (2017)

Title: Baby Driver
Rating: R
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Written by: Edgar Wright
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx
Release Date: 6/28/2017
Running Time: 113 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Kate for this submission


Urban Hymn Review


Urban Hymn – What starts as a gritty look at the life of two street kids in London turns into a movie-of-the-week with a violent twist.

As the movie begins, we follow best friends Jamie and Leanne (Letitia Wright and Isabella Laughland) as they loot several stores during the London riots in August of 2011. They’re both street-wise kids who know how to flip stolen merchandise into cash. They both live in a group home managed by social workers, but the place has the feel of an institution where the inmates run the asylum. Into this home comes Kate (Shirley Henderson), a new social worker. Jamie is assigned to her and we quickly learn how little respect Jamie and Leanne have for authority. The two friends only care for each other it’s clear that as long as they’re together, they’ll be in a destructive downward spiral.

All that changes when Leanne misses a meeting with her parole officer and gets sent back to jail. Without Leanne’s interference, Jamie and Kate start to talk and Jamie soon takes an interest in Kate’s choir. Jamie turns out to be a talented singer, and she joins the choir. Singing gives her life a purpose, and Jamie starts turning her life around. But just as things start looking up, Jamie is arrested for her activities during the riots and is sentenced to a six month term in jail. What follows is a back-and-forth struggle for Jamie as she tries to move forward with her life through music, but at the same time tries to be loyal to Leanne who’s always protected her. Leanne’s desperate to keep hold of Jamie and sees Kate as someone who’s trying to separate them. A final confrontation is looming, and it will be rough for Jamie, Leanne, and Kate.

This flick gets off to a strong start but starts to coast about midway through when Jamie joins the choir. At that point it turns into a generic rebellious teenager redemption story and coasts until the surprise twist at the very end of the movie. Both Wright and Laughland give strong performances and they’re very convincing as troubled teens, one looking at a promising future while the other is resigned to a life of crime and prison. The only thing that really bugged me was Jamie’s performance that ends the movie. She plays a guitar and sings at a student concert. It’s a nice piece with a small band and a chorus backing her, but for the entire duration of the song she plays the same chord on the guitar. Her fingers never move on the fretboard. Yeah, I know it’s a tiny point but it annoys me when music scenes look so fake on the big screen. Jamie does have a very nice voice, so that makes up for the guitar shortcoming. Give it a watch and stick with it to the end.

Review by: Frank S.

Release Date: 5/12/2017

Rating: NR

Cast: Letitia Wright, Isabella Laughland, Ian Hart, Shirley Henderson, and Jack McMullen

Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones

Screenplay by: Nick Moorcroft

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