Monday, July 13, 2020

Tag: Crime

Zodiac (2007)

Title: Zodiac
Rating: R
Directed by: David Fincher
Written by: James Vanderbilt
Based on the book by: Robert Graysmith
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr., and Mark Ruffalo
Release Date: 3/2/2007
Running Time: 157 minutes

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In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Ocean’s Thirteen (2007)

Title: Ocean’s Thirteen
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Written by: Brian Koppelman and David Levien
Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Carl Reiner, and Elliott Gould
Release Date: 6/8/2007
Running Time: 122 minutes

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Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Out of Sight (1998)

Title: Out of Sight
Rating: R
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Written by: Scott Frank
Based on the novel by: Elmore Leonard
Starring: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, and Albert Brooks
Release Date: 6/26/1998
Running Time: 123 minutes

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A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The beginning of the credits play over a still of the last scene of the movie.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Usual Suspects, The (1995)

Title: The Usual Suspects
Rating: R
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Written by: Christopher McQuarrie
Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Pete Postlethwaite, and Kevin Spacey
Release Date: 8/16/1995
Running Time: 106 minutes

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A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Spenser Confidential (2020)

Title: Spenser Confidential
Rating: R
Directed by: Peter Berg
Written by: Sean O’Keefe and Brian Helgeland
Based on the novel by: Ace Atkins and Robert B. Parker
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Marc Maron, and Austin Post
Release Date: 3/6/2020
Running Time: 111 minutes

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When two Boston police officers are murdered, ex-cop Spenser teams up with his no-nonsense roommate, Hawk, to take down criminals.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Whistlers, The (2019)?

Title: The Whistlers
Rating: NR
Directed by: Corneliu Porumboiu
Written by: Corneliu Porumboiu
Starring: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, and Rodica Lazar
Release Date: 2/28/2020
Running Time: 97 minutes

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A policeman is intent on freeing a crooked businessman from a prison in Romania. He travels to Gomera, an island in the Canaries, where he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Unknown


Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Unknown

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Birds of Prey (2020)*

Title: Birds of Prey (aka. “Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” and “Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey”)
Rating: R
Directed by: Cathy Yan
Written by: Christina Hodson
Starring: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ewan McGregor, and Ella Jay Basco
Release Date: 2/7/2020
Running Time: 109 minutes

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What did you think of this film?



You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? “Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Traitor, The (2019)

Title: The Traitor
Rating: R
Directed by: Marco Bellocchio
Written by: Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella, Ludovica Rampoldi, Francesco Piccolo, and Francesco La Licata
Starring: Pierfrancesco Favino, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Fabrizio Ferracane, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fausto Russo Alesi, and Nicola Calì
Release Date: 1/31/2020
Running Time: 145 minutes

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The true story of Tommaso Buscetta, the man who brought down the Cosa Nostra. In the early 1980’s, an all out war rages between Sicilian mafia bosses over the heroin trade. Tommaso Buscetta, a made man, flees to hide out in Brazil. Back home, scores are being settled and Buscetta watches from afar as his sons and brother are killed in Palermo, knowing he may be next. Arrested and extradited to Italy by the Brazilian police, Buscetta makes a decision that will change everything for the Mafia: He decides to meet with Judge Giovanni Falcone and betray the eternal vow he made to the Cosa Nostra.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Bad Boys II (2003)*

Title: Bad Boys II
Rating: R
Directed by: Michael Bay
Written by: Marianne Wibberley, Cormac Wibberley, Ron Shelton, and Jerry Stahl
Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, and Gabrielle Union
Release Date: 7/18/2003
Running Time: 147 minutes

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Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

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Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Bad Boys (1995)

Title: Bad Boys
Rating: R
Directed by: Michael Bay
Written by: Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland, and Doug Richardson
Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, and Lisa Boyle
Release Date: 4/7/1995
Running Time: 119 minutes

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Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: The beginning of the credits play over the final scene of the film for less than a minute.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission