A young girl buys an antique box at a yard sale, unaware that inside the collectible lives a malicious ancient spirit. The girl’s father teams with his ex-wife to find a way to end the curse upon their child. Directed by Ole Bornedal; written by Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. Starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick, and Natasha Calis. Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures produce some hits and misses but this one just looks like it will be a creep fest. I am a sucker for scary films and this one looks like it will fit that bell. I still get chills when the little girl looks into her mouth. I’m hopeful this one will be a solid scary film; I have faith in Kyra Sedgwick’s role choices. If all else fails, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is some nice eye candy.
“In feudal China, a blacksmith who makes weapons for a small village is put in the position where he must defend himself and his fellow villagers.” Presented by Quentin Tarantino; directed by RZA; written by Eli Roth and RZA. Starring Russell Crow, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Daniel Wu, and RZA. When I heard about this movie, I was excited. I saw the first preview and at least on the small screen it wasn’t compelling but having seen an extended preview on the big screen, I am sold. I grew up with a local tv affiliate showing kung fu movies in 3d late on Saturday nights so I do have some affinity for the type of movie. I will make a point to see this one in the theaters.
“In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.” Directed by Pete Travers; written by Alex Garland with characters by Carlos Ezquerra and John Wagner. Starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey. For all intents and purposes, this movie should appeal to me. But…something isn’t clicking. Maybe it’s the trailer or my 3D ambivalence. Maybe it’s the lingering memory of Stallone. If the reviews of fans and friends are good, I will give it a go, but right now it looks like a Netflix selection.
After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy. Directed by Walter Hill; written by Walter Hill, Allesandro Camon, and based on the graphic novels by Alexis Nolent. Starring Sylvester Stallone, Jason Momoa, and Christian Slater. Provided with the right vehicle, Stallone can act (Rocky, Cop Land). Bullet to the Head may be an opportunity for him to put his acting talent on display. However, I will be skipping this one on the big screen, but I may look for it if it shows up on Netflix. And after a few roles that have failed to jump start his career, maybe THIS will be the project that puts Christian Slater back on everyone’s radar.
A drug cartel leader busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexico border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff. Directed by Jee-Woon Kim; written by Jeffrey Nachmanoff, George Nolfi, and Andrew Knauer. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eduardo Noriega, and Forest Whitaker. Maybe it’s the accent and stiff delivery, but Arnold has never really been a theater draw for me outside of The Terminator. I may catch this on late night TV ten years from now, but right now I really have no interest.
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- A Little Something for the Fellas (2)
- A Little Something for the Ladies (9)
- Avengers Boot Camp (9)
- Before the Movie – Trailers (13)
- Editorials and Reviews (135)
- Interviews (19)
- Miscellaneous Geekery (48)
- Nostalgia (17)
- Sandman Re-Read (11)
- Three Favorite Things (4)
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- Cover Reveal for the New Liz Long Novel Witch Hearts
- From Gen-X, To Chris Hardwick With Love
- Before the Movie: G.I. Joe Retaliation