Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Tag: Thriller

Imprisoned (2018)

Title: Imprisoned
Rating: R
Directed by: Paul Kampf
Written by: Paul Kampf
Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Esai Morales, and Edward James Olmos
Release Date: 10/25/2018
Running Time: 104 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Dylan Burke (Juan Pablo Raba), attempts to move on from his former life as a criminal, with his true love, Maria (Juana Acosta). He soon realizes that his past will continue to haunt him, when he learns the new local prison warden, Daniel Calvin (Laurence Fishburne), has not forgiven him for an old crime.

Calvin does everything in his power to make sure that Burke pays for his past mistakes, even going as far as to frame him for a murder he didn’t commit, landing him back in jail. When the prison erupts into a riot, Burke and Calvin are each forced to make a choice between righteousness and revenge.


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 a camera shot leaving the island and slowly panning out over the ocean.

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Climbers, The (2019)*

Title: The Climbers
Rating: NR
Directed by: Daniel Lee
Written by: Alai, Ying Shang, and Daniel Lee
Starring: Jing Wu, Ziyi Zhang, Yi Zhang, Boran Jing, Ge Hu, Jingchun Wang, Lin He, Long Chen, Xiao-feng Liu, Quniciren, Rob Lavant, Dopgyal, and Jackie Chan
Release Date: 9/30/2019
Running Time: 125 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
May 1960. Mount Everest, the second step under the cliff. The four members of the China Everest Climbing Commando are attacking the most difficult and most difficult “second step”. This is their fifth assault. The first four failures have cost them too much physical strength – …finally, the wind and snow stop the gap.


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 and Frank for this submission


Bloodline (2018)

Title: Bloodline
Rating: R
Directed by: Henry Jacobson
Written by: Avra Fox-Lerner, Will Honley, and Henry Jacobson
Starring: Seann William Scott, Mariela Garriga, and Dale Dickey
Release Date: 9/20/2019
Running Time: 95 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Evan (Seann William Scott) values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Angel of Mine (2019)

Title: Angel of Mine
Rating: R
Directed by: Kim Farrant
Written by: Luke Davies and David Regal
Starring: Noomi Rapace, Yvonne Strahovski, Luke Evans, and Annika Whiteley
Release Date: 8/30/2019
Running Time: 98 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
A woman grieving over the death of her daughter loses grip of reality when she begins to think her girl may still be alive.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Running with the Devil (2019)

Title: Running with the Devil
Rating: R
Directed by: Jason Cabell
Written by: Jason Cabell
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Cole Hauser, Leslie Bibb, and Laurence Fishburne
Release Date: 9/20/2019
Running Time: 100 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
The CEO of an International conglomerate sends two of his most regarded executives to investigate why shipments of cocaine are being hijacked and over cut somewhere on the supply chain.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: Dedicated to the memory of Edna Cabell

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Gemini Man (2019)

Title: Gemini Man
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Ang Lee
Written by: David Benioff, Billy Ray, and Darren Lemke
Starring: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, and Benedict Wong
Release Date: 10/11/2019
Running Time: 117 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Gemini Man stars Will Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young operative that seemingly can predict his every move.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission

Was seeing Gemini Man in IMAX or 3D worth the cost?

Dead Center, The (2018)

Title: The Dead Center
Rating: NR
Directed by: Billy Senese
Written by: Billy Senese
Starring: Shane Carruth, Poorna Jagannathan, and Jeremy Childs
Release Date: 10/11/2019
Running Time: 92 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
When a very dead suicide victim (Jeremy Childs) disappears from the morgue, it sets in motion a chain of events that has the power to immolate everything, and everyone, it touches.

Troubled psychiatrist Daniel Forrester (Shane Carruth) is drawn to help a mysterious patient who is brought to the emergency psych ward in a catatonic state with no memory of how he reached the hospital. As if to exorcise his own demons, the doctor feverishly tries to break through to his mysterious patient. But as a spate of mysterious deaths shake the ward to its core, Forrester comes to suspect that there is more to his new ward than meets the eye. As he comes to realise what he’s unleashed, a desperate race against the forces of evil threatens to swallow him whole.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Joker (2019)

Title: Joker
Rating: R
Directed by: Todd Phillips
Written by: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, Marc Maron, Douglas Hodge, Josh Pais, and Leigh Gill
Release Date: 10/4/2019
Running Time: 121 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Forever alone in a crowd, Arthur Fleck seeks connection. Yet, as he trods the sooted Gotham City streets and rides the graffitied mass transit rails of a hostile town teeming with division and dissatisfaction, Arthur wears two masks. One, he paints on for his day job as a clown. The other he can never remove; it’s the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel he’s a part of the world around him, and not the misunderstood man whom life is repeatedly beating down. Fatherless, Arthur has a fragile mother, arguably his best friend, who nicknamed him Happy, a moniker that’s fostered in Arthur a smile that hides the heartache beneath. But, when bullied by teens on the streets, taunted by suits on the subway, or simply teased by his fellow clowns at work, this social outlier only becomes even more out of sync with everyone around him.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Saran for this submission

Was seeing Joker in IMAX worth the cost?

War (2019)

Title: War
Rating: NR
Directed by: Siddharth Anand
Written by: Siddharth Anand, Aditya Chopra, and Shridhar Raghavan
Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, and Vaani Kapoor
Release Date: 10/2/2019
Running Time: 154 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?
The film follows an Indian soldier who is assigned to eliminate his former mentor, who had gone rogue.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Nicole, Kevin, and Jubei for this submission


Parasite (2019)

Title: Parasite
Rating: R
Directed by: Joon-ho Bong
Written by: Joon-ho Bong and Jin Won Han
Starring: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi, and So-dam Park
Release Date: 5/30/2019
Running Time: 132 minutes

Official Site
IMDb

What did you think of this film?
Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist, to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide “indispensable” luxury services while the Parks obliviously bankroll their entire household. When a parasitic interloper threatens the Kims’ newfound comfort, a savage, underhanded battle for dominance breaks out, threatening to destroy the fragile ecosystem between the Kims and the Parks.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission