Tag: Thriller

Wake in Fright to Reopen in U.S. Theaters

Wake in Fright to Reopen in U.S. Theaters

| September 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Director Ted Kotcheff’s Wake in Fright is restored, re-mastered and set to reopen in U.S. Theaters this October for the first time in three decades, thanks to Drafthouse Films, and a miraculous discovery of a film once thought totally lost. The infamous thriller was once a star of its nation’s emerging cinema; upheld critically alongside other […]

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Injustice

Injustice

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Created by Anthony Horowitz (Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders), Injustice, debuts on DVD from Acorn Media on August 28, 2012; offering a tale of murder, conspiracy, secrets, and guilt. James Purefoy (Rome, Episodes, and opposite Kevin Bacon on FOX’s forthcoming series The Following) leads a distinguished cast featuring Dervla Kirwan (Ballykissangel), Charlie Creed-Miles (Five Days), and Nathaniel […]

The Heineken Kidnapping

The Heineken Kidnapping

| August 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Based on true events, The Heineken Kidnapping tells the story of one of the most notorious crimes in the history of The Netherlands.  Alfred Heineken (Rutger Hauer; Batman Begins) was the head of the Heineken Beer Corporation when he was taken hostage by four young men in 1983.  Heineken was kept in a small soundproof […]

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Watch this Clip: Inescapable

Watch this Clip: Inescapable

| August 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The first clip from the upcoming feature film Inescapable has arrived (For a direct download click here). The most recent effort from international Writer/Director Ruba Nadda stars Alexander Siddig, Marisa Tomei and Joshua Jackson, and will premiere next month at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. Coming on the heels of 2009′s Cairo Time, a romantic drama […]

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Exile

Exile

| August 17, 2012 | 2 Comments

In this incredibly smart thriller from the BBC, a brother and sister struggling to cope with their father’s rapidly-progressing Alzheimer’s find themselves embroiled in a decades-old mystery, the key to which may forever be locked away in their father’s deteriorating mind. This powerful 2011 series features the wonderful John Simm and Jim Broadbent as the […]

Hijacked

Hijacked

| August 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

The action film narrative is such a tried-and-true commodity that it is almost impossible to screw up.  For all of the times that action films have left us wanting better acting, more polished cinematography, more imaginative plotting, at least they lived up to our expectations as “action movies.”  At least they got that part right.  […]

ATM

ATM

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

I remember the first time I saw the trailer for ATM. The premise of three people trapped in an ATM while a deranged madman tortured them? Well, it seemed a little ludicrous. Then I saw that the writer of Buried was attached to the project. I’d seen bottle movies go wrong, like Devil but as […]

Scalene

Scalene

| July 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Scalene is the latest directorial feat from Zack Parker. If the name sounds unfamiliar to you… well, you’re not alone. This is the first of Parker’s features that I’ve seen and I do this for a living. Sadly, for most, Scalene will be yet another Zack Parker film that will go unnoticed. Not because it […]

Brake

Brake

| July 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Secret Service agent Jeremy Reins, played by Stephen Dorff, has his work cut out for him in the movie Brake. He has been working detail protecting the President of the United States, but now he finds himself trapped in a clear box, which has been stuffed into the trunk of a car. He doesn’t quite know how he […]

Seeking Justice

Seeking Justice

| June 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thirty-year veteran Roger Donaldson (No Way Out, Cocktail, Species, and, more recently, The Bank Job) directs the king of cartoonishly over-the-top acting, Nicolas Cage, in a shockingly restrained and sympathetic performance as a husband sent on a Hitchcockian journey to the depths of his capacity for violence.  Following the brutal rape of his wife, Laura […]

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