Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tag: Crime

House That Jack Built, The (2018)

Title: The House That Jack Built
Rating: R
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Written by: Lars von Trier
Starring: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, and Riley Keough
Release Date: 12/14/2018
Running Time: 152 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer.

We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.

Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Slice (2018)

Title: Slice
Rating: R
Directed by: Austin Vesely
Written by: Austin Vesely
Starring: Chance the Rapper, Zazie Beetz, Rae Gray, Paul Scheer, and Joe Keery
Release Date: 9/11/2018
Running Time: 83 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In a spooky small town, when a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors (Zazie Beetz and Chance the Rapper) set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Holmes & Watson (2018)

Title: Holmes & Watson
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Etan Cohen
Written by: Etan Cohen
Starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Rob Brydon, Kelly Macdonald, and Ralph Fiennes
Release Date: 12/25/2018
Running Time: 89 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The game is afoot, or “a going,” as Holmes proclaims, when a dead body is discovered in Holmes’ birthday cake at Buckingham Palace. It seems the perpetrator is their longtime nemesis, criminal mastermind Professor James Moriarty (Ralph Fiennes), but the famed sleuth has doubts. As their investigation uncovers one twist after another, Holmes and Watson face the greatest threat of their partnership. The master sleuth and his dependable partner must remain united to find the killer, save the Queen, and restore the reputation of the world’s greatest crime-solving duo – if the case doesn’t tear them apart first.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Charles for this submission


Destroyer (2018)

Title: Destroyer
Rating: R
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Written by: Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sebastian Stan, and Bradley Whitford
Release Date: 12/25/2018
Running Time: 120 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The receipt of an ink-marked bill in the office mail propels veteran LAPD detective Erin Bell (Nicole Kidman) on a perilous journey to find the murderer and gang leader, Silas (Toby Kebbell), and perhaps to finally make peace with her tortured past.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this susbmission


If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

Title: If Beale Street Could Talk
Rating: R
Directed by: Barry Jenkins
Written by: Barry Jenkins
Based on the book by: James Baldwin
Starring: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Brian Tyree Henry, Michael Beach, Ed Skrein, Diego Luna, Dave Franco, and Pedro Pascal
Release Date: 12/25/2018
Running Time: 119 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Set in early-1970s Harlem, If Beale Street Could Talk is a timeless and moving love story of both a couple’s unbreakable bond and the African-American family’s empowering embrace, as told through the eyes of 19-year old Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne). A daughter and wife-to-be, Tish vividly recalls the passion, respect and trust that have connected her and her artist fiancé Alonzo Hunt, who goes by the nickname Fonny (Stephan James). Friends since childhood, the devoted couple dream of a future together but their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit.

Tish knows that Fonny is innocent, and is mindful that his good friend Daniel Carty (Brian Tyree Henry) has only recently been freed after an unjust incarceration. While Fonny’s mother (Aunjanue Ellis) clings to piety and his father (Michael Beach) grapples with feelings of powerlessness, Tish’s earthy father Joseph (Colman Domingo) and fierce older sister Ernestine (Teyonah Parris) are unwavering in their support. Even more anxious to clear Fonny’s name is Tish’s deeply compassionate mother Sharon (Regina King), readying to put herself on the line for her daughter and future son-in-law’s happiness…

…and for the couple’s unborn child, whose arrival will herald new joys and challenges. Facing the unexpected prospect of parenthood and holding down a job without her partner at her side, Tish must adjust her perspective on the realities of her existence. She visits Fonny regularly, trying to shore up his spirit even as prison takes its toll. As the weeks turn to months, Tish reaffirms their hopes and resilience, relying on familial and inner strength.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: FOR JIMMY

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Backtrace (2018)

Title: Backtrace
Rating: R
Directed by: Brian A. Miller
Written by: Mike Maples
Starring: Ryan Guzman, Sylvester Stallone, and Matthew Modine
Release Date: 12/14/2018
Running Time: 92 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
The lone surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery is sprung from a high security facility and administered an experimental drug.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Mule, The (2018)

Title: The Mule
Rating: R
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Written by: Nick Schenk
Inspired by the New York Times Magazine Article “The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year Old Drug Mule” by: Sam Dolnick
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Peña, Dianne Wiest, and Andy Garcia
Release Date: 12/14/2018
Running Time: 116 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who is broke, alone, and facing foreclosure of his business when he is offered a job that simply requires him to drive. Easy enough, but, unbeknownst to Earl, he’s just signed on as a drug courier for the cartel. He does well—so well, in fact, that his cargo increases exponentially, and Earl is assigned a handler. But he isn’t the only one keeping tabs on Earl; the mysterious new drug mule has also hit the radar of hard-charging DEA agent Colin Bates. And even as his money problems become a thing of the past, Earl’s past mistakes start to weigh heavily on him, and it’s uncertain if he’ll have time to right those wrongs before law enforcement, or the cartel’s enforcers, catch up to him.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: For PIERRE AND RICHARD

Special thanks to Patrick for this submission


Unstoppable (2018)*

Title: Unstoppable
Rating: NR
Directed by: Kim Min-Ho
Starring: Don Lee, Song Ji-Hyo, and Kim Sung-Oh
Release Date: 11/30/2018
Running Time: 116 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
In this hard-hitting action-thriller, Ma Dong‑Seok stars as a legendary gangster enjoying a quiet retirement. But when his wife is kidnapped, he must once again become the brutal criminal he left behind in order to get her back.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)

Title: Sicilian Ghost Story
Rating: NR
Directed by: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza
Written by: Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza
Based on the story “Un cavaliere bianco” from the book “Non saremo confusi per sempre” by: Marco Mancassola
Starring: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, and Corinne Musallari
Release Date: 11/30/2018
Running Time: 122 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Against a heavy cloak of secrecy, a 12-year-old girl smitten with her handsome classmate ventures deeper and deeper into the enchanted Sicilian forests to find him, unaware of just how thick is the mystery behind his strange disappearance.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: To Giuseppe Di Matteo (1981 – 1996), the boy kidnapped by the Mafia, held prisoner for 779 days, strangled and then dissolved in acid.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Speed Kills (2018)*

Title: Speed Kills
Rating: R
Directed by: Jodi Scurfield
Written by: David Aaron Cohen and John Luessenhop
Based on the book by: Arthur Jay Harris
Starring: John Travolta, Katheryn Winnick, Kellan Lutz, Matthew Modine, James Remar, Jordi Mollà, and Tom Sizemore
Release Date: 8/16/2018
Running Time: 102 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
Speedboat racing champion and multimillionaire, Ben Aronoff, leads a double life that lands him in trouble with the law and drug lords.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Special thanks to Frank for this submission


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