Monday, October 3, 2022

Tag: Thriller

Beast (2022)

Title: Beast
Rating: R
Directed by: Baltasar Kormákur
Written by: Ryan Engle and Jaime Primak Sullivan
Starring: Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Iyana Halley, and Leah Sava Jeffries
Release Date: 8/19/2022
Running Time: 93 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Dr. Nate Daniels (Idris Elba), a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (Sharlto Copley), an old family friend and wildlife biologist. But what begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Various animals from the safari are shown during the credits, as well as a lion roar at the very end of the credits.

Special thanks to Michael, Alisa, and Tony for this submission


Orphan: First Kill (2022)

Title: Orphan: First Kill
Rating: R
Directed by: William Brent Bell
Written by: David Coggeshall, David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, and Alex Mace
Starring: Isabelle Fuhrman, Rossif Sutherland, and Julia Stiles
Release Date: 8/19/2022
Running Time: 99 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Esther’s terrifying saga continues in this thrilling prequel to the original and shocking horror hit, Orphan. After orchestrating a brilliant escape from an Estonian psychiatric facility, Esther travels to America by impersonating the missing daughter of a wealthy family. Yet, an unexpected twist arises that pits her against a mother who will protect her family from the murderous “child” at any cost.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Immaculate Room, The (2022)

Title: The Immaculate Room
Rating: R
Directed by: Mukunda Michael Dewil
Written by: Mukunda Michael Dewil
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Kate Bosworth, Ashley Greene Khoury, and M. Emmet Walsh
Release Date: 8/19/2022
Running Time: 92 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Mike (Emile Hirsch) and Kate (Kate Bosworth), a seemingly perfect couple, join a psychological experiment to compete for 5 million dollars if they can last 50 days in a sleek, white room in complete isolation. No phones, no family – only the Voice of the Immaculate Room keeping them in check if they think of straying. But as the clock ticks down, the Room becomes more than it seems, putting them through cruel tests to break their resolve and resurfacing private demons which they may not survive.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Legend of Molly Johnson, The (2021)

Title: The Legend of Molly Johnson
Rating: NR
Directed by: Leah Purcell
Written by: Leah Purcell
Starring: Leah Purcel, Rob Collins, Sam Reid, Jessica De Gouw, Benedict Hardie, Harry Greenwood, Tony Cogin, Nicholas Hope, Maggie Dence, Bruce Spence, and Malachi Dower-Roberts
Release Date: 8/19/2022
Running Time: 109 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

In the Snowy Mountains, heavily pregnant Molly Johnson is pushed to her limits. With the burden of a dark secret and intruders to her property, Molly does whatever it takes to protect her children.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No


Fall (2022)

Title: Fall
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Scott Mann
Written by: Jonathan Frank and Scott Mann
Starring: Caroline Currey, Virginia Gardner, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and Mason Gooding
Release Date: 8/12/2022
Running Time: 107 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

For best friends Becky (Grace Caroline Currey) and Hunter (Virginia Gardner), life is all about conquering fears and pushing limits. But after they climb 2,000 feet to the top of a remote, abandoned radio tower, they find themselves stranded with no way down. Now Becky and Hunter’s expert climbing skills will be put to the ultimate test as they desperately fight to survive the elements, a lack of supplies, and vertigo-inducing heights .


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: FOR ANDY X

Memoriam: IN LOVING MEMORY OF KARL YOUNG

Special thanks to Frank and Tony for this submission


Emily the Criminal (2022)

Title: Emily the Criminal
Rating: R
Directed by: John Patton Ford
Written by: John Patton Ford
Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Theo Rossi, Megalyn Echikunwoke, and Gina Gershon
Release Date: 8/12/2022
Running Time: 93 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Emily (Aubrey Plaza) is saddled with student debt and locked out of the job market due to a minor criminal record. Desperate for income, she takes a shady gig as a “dummy shopper,” buying goods with stolen credit cards supplied by a handsome and charismatic middleman named Youcef (Theo Rossi). Faced with a series of dead-end job interviews, Emily soon finds herself seduced by the quick cash and illicit thrills of black-market capitalism, and increasingly interested in her mentor Youcef. Together, they hatch a plan to bring their business to the next level in Los Angeles.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In memory of Ricarlo Flanagan

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission


Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022)

Title: Bodies Bodies Bodies
Rating: R
Directed by: Halina Reijn
Written by: Sarah DeLappe and Kristen Roupenian
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, Myha’la Herrold, Chase Sui Wonders, Rachel Sennott, Lee Pace, and Pete Davidson
Release Date: 8/5/2022
Running Time: 95 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

When a group of rich 20-somethings plan a hurricane party at a remote family mansion, a party game goes awry in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Gabe and Tony for this submission


Bullet Train (2022)*

Title: Bullet Train
Rating: R
Directed by: David Leitch
Written by: Zak Olkewicz
Based on the book by: Kôtarô Isaka
Starring: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Brian Tyree Henry, Andrew Koji, Hiroyuki Sanada, Michael Shannon, Benito A Martínez Ocasio, and Sandra Bullock
Release Date: 8/5/2022
Running Time: 126 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Ladybug is an unlucky assassin determined to do his job peacefully after one too many gigs gone off the rails. Fate, however, may have other plans, as Ladybug’s latest mission puts him on a collision course with lethal adversaries from around the globe—all with connected, yet conflicting, objectives—on the world’s fastest train.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

Click to see whats: during the credits

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Is this stinger worth waiting around for? Vote DownVote Up (+53 rating, 107 votes)

Special thanks to Tony, Frank, and Patrick for this submission


Vengeance (2022)

Title: Vengeance
Rating: R
Directed by: B.J. Novak
Written by: B.J. Novak
Starring: B.J. Novak, Issa Rae, Ashton Kutcher, Boyd Holbrook, J. Smith-Cameron, and Dove Cameron
Release Date: 7/29/2022
Running Time: 104 minutes

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IMDb

What did you think of this film?

A darkly comic thriller about Ben Manalowitz, a journalist and podcaster who travels from New York City to West Texas to investigate the death of a girl he was hooking up with.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Alisa and Frank for this submission


Thirteen Lives (2022)

Title: Thirteen Lives
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Ron Howard
Written by: William Nicholson and Don MacPherson
Starring: Colin Farrell, Joel Edgerton, and Viggo Mortensen
Release Date: 7/29/2022
Running Time: 147 minutes

IMDb

What did you think of this film?

A rescue mission is assembled in Thailand where a group of young boys and their soccer coach are trapped in a system of underground caves that are flooding.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Memoriam: In memory of Saman Gunan and Navy SEAL Beirut Pakbara who later died from a blood infection contracted during the rescue.


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