Sunday, December 8, 2019

Tag: Thriller

Wolf Hour, The (2019)

Title: The Wolf Hour
Rating: R
Directed by: Alistair Banks Griffin
Written by: Alistair Banks Griffin
Starring: Naomi Watts, Emory Cohen, Jennifer Ehle, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Jeremy Bobb, and Brennan Brown
Release Date: 12/6/2019
Running Time: 99 minutes

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It’s July 1977, and New York City is awash with escalating violence. A citywide blackout is triggering fires, looting, and countless arrests, and the Son of Sam murders are riddling the city with panic. June, once a celebrated counterculture figure, attempts to retreat from the chaos by shutting herself inside the yellowed walls of her grandmother’s South Bronx apartment. But her doorbell is ringing incessantly, the heat is unbearable, and creeping paranoia and fear are taking hold. Visitors, some invited, some unsolicited, arrive one by one, and June must determine whom she can trust and whether she can find a path back to her former self.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe and Frank for this submission


En Brazos de un Asesino (2019)

Title: En Brazos de un Asesino
Rating: R
Directed by: Matías Moltrasio
Written by: Jeff Goldberg and William Levy
Starring: William Levy, Alicia Sanz, Roberto Sosa, Adrian Lastra, Ettore D’Alessandro, and Jean Jean
Release Date: 12/6/2019
Running Time: 106 minutes

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Victor (William Levy) is one of the world’s most handsome men, but he has a deep secret – he is a cold blooded assassin. Smooth talking and seductive, Victor was raised to do one thing only, which is to kill for money. When he is sent to the home of a brutal drug lord to collect payment for his most recent hit, he encounters the beautiful Sarai (Alicia Sanz), who has been forced to spend the last 9 years of her life with the drug lord. After Victor leaves the compound, Sarai seizes her chance at freedom by hiding out in Victor’s car. But things don’t go as planned and instead of being transported back to her home, she finds herself free from one dangerous man only to be caught in the clutches of another. While on the run from the vengeful drug lord and his brutal henchmen, Victor’s conscience catches up with him as he risks all that he stood for to protect his captive. In the end, the power Sarai unknowingly holds over Victor and their undeniable attraction may be what places her right in the arms of a killer.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Driven (2018)

Title: Driven
Rating: R
Directed by: Nick Hamm
Written by: Colin Bateman
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Lee Pace, Judy Greer, and Corey Stoll
Release Date: 8/16/2019
Running Time: 113 minutes

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Intense thriller where politics, big business and narcotics collide.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: Dedicated to Patrick Hamm and Henry Tempest

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Report, The (2019)

Title: The Report
Rating: R
Directed by: Scott Z. Burns
Written by: Scott Z. Burns
Starring: Adam Driver, Annette Bening, and Jon Hamm
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Running Time: 119 minutes

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Based on actual events, idealistic staffer Daniel J. Jones (Adam Driver) is tasked by his boss Senator Dianne Feinstein (Annette Bening) to lead an investigation of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, which was created in the aftermath of 9/11. Jones’ relentless pursuit of the truth leads to explosive findings that uncover the lengths to which the nation’s top intelligence agency went to destroy evidence, subvert the law, and hide a brutal secret from the American public.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Knives Out (2019)*

Title: Knives Out
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Rian Johnson
Written by: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, LaKeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, Riki Lindhome, Edi Patterson, Frank Oz, K Callan, Noah Segan, and Christopher Plummer
Release Date: 11/27/2019
Running Time: 130 minutes

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When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan’s dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan’s untimely death.


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 Frank, Sam, and Tony for this submission


21 Bridges (2019)

Title: 21 Bridges
Rating: R
Directed by: Brian Kirk
Written by: Adam Mervis and Matthew Michael Carnahan
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Sienna Miller, Stephan James, Keith David, Alexander Siddig, Taylor Kitsch, J.K. Simmons, Louis Cancelmi, and Victoria Cartagena
Release Date: 11/22/2019
Running Time: 99 minutes

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21 BRIDGES follows an embattled NYPD detective (Chadwick Boseman), who is thrust into a citywide manhunt for a pair of cop killers after uncovering a massive and unexpected conspiracy. As the night unfolds, lines become blurred on who he is pursuing, and who is in pursuit of him. When the search intensifies, extreme measures are taken to prevent the killers from escaping Manhattan as the authorities close all 21 BRIDGES to prevent any entry or exit from the iconic island.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Good Liar, The (2019)

Title: The Good Liar
Rating: R
Directed by: Bill Condon
Written by: Jeffrey Hatcher
Based on the novel by: Nicholas Searle
Starring: Helen Mirren, Ian McKellen, Russell Tovey, and Jim Carter
Release Date: 11/15/2019
Running Time: 109 minutes

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Consummate con man Roy Courtnay (Ian McKellen) has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish (Helen Mirren), worth millions. And Roy means to take it all.


From their very first meeting, Roy begins plying Betty with his tried and true manipulations, and Betty, who seems quite taken with him, is soon going along for the ride. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes—revealing more insidious deceptions that will take them both through a minefield of danger, intrigue and betrayal.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Tony for this submission


Doctor Sleep (2019)

Title: Doctor Sleep
Rating: R
Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Written by: Mike Flanagan
Based on the novel by: Stephen King
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rebecca Ferguson, Kyliegh Curran, Carl Lumbly, Zahn McClarnon, Emily Alyn Lind, Bruce Greenwood, Jocelin Donahue, Alex Essoe, and Cliff Curtis
Release Date: 11/8/2019
Running Time: 151 minutes

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Doctor Sleep continues the story of Danny Torrance, 40 years after his terrifying stay at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining.

Still irrevocably scarred by the trauma he endured as a child at the Overlook, Dan Torrance has fought to find some semblance of peace. But that peace is shattered when he encounters Abra, a courageous teenager with her own powerful extrasensory gift, known as the “shine.” Instinctively recognizing that Dan shares her power, Abra has sought him out, desperate for his help against the merciless Rose the Hat and her followers, The True Knot, who feed off the shine of innocents in their quest for immortality.

Forming an unlikely alliance, Dan and Abra engage in a brutal life-or-death battle with Rose. Abra’s innocence and fearless embrace of her shine compel Dan to call upon his own powers as never before—at once facing his fears and reawakening the ghosts of the past.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Villains (2019)

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Title: Villains
Rating: R
Directed by: Dan Berk and Robert Olsen
Written by: Dan Berk and Robert Olsen
Starring: Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Blake Baumgartner, Jeffrey Donovan, and Kyra Sedgwick
Release Date: 9/20/2019
Running Time: 88 minutes

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After a pair of amateur criminals break into a suburban home, they stumble upon a dark secret that two sadistic homeowners will do anything to keep from getting out.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Some colorful and uncanny animation that plays during the first part of the credits.

Special thanks to Ray for this submission


Irishman, The (2019)

Title: The Irishman
Rating: R
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Written by: Steven Zaillian
Based on the book by: Charles Brandt
Starring: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci
Release Date: 11/27/2019
Running Time: 209 minutes

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An epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th century. Spanning decades, the film chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: One interesting note about the credits. There is no traditional “scroll”. Each segment of the credits plays like a slide showing holding momentarily on each frame.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission