Category Archives: Crime
My Rating : 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Cooper and Jackson takes the killer tension in balance till the end, where it then gets a little cheesy!”
A hotshot district attorney finds himself at the mercy of a cunning serial killer in this twisting crime thriller starring Dominic Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson. Ambitious DA Mitch Brockden (Cooper) is on the fast track to success when, driving home one frigid winter night, he accidentally runs down a man who dashes into the street.
In a panic, Brockden flees the scene. Meanwhile, accused criminal Clinton Davis (Jackson) faces 20 years to life after being found with the body. When the case goes to trial, Brockden’s nagging conscience drives him to acquit Davis, who has claimed innocence from the very beginning.
But mounting evidence indicates that Davis may still harbor a dark secret, and when Brockden uncovers that secret he finds his life turned upside down, and his family in mortal danger.
My Rating : 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “The first half started off as an amateur ‘Fast & Furious’ version and the second was pretty impressive.”
A mechanic who moonlights as an underground race-car driver strives to take the top prize in America’s most prominent street race in order to have his revenge against the ambitious ex-NASCAR champ who had him framed and sent to prison. Inspired by the popular video-game franchise of the same name, Need for Speed tells the story of garage owner Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul).
Desperate to keep his family-owned business afloat, Marshall forms an uncomfortable partnership with wealthy ex-NASCAR star Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). That partnership falls apart when a lucrative sale to car broker Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) fails to pan out, and unscrupulous Brewster uses a tragic street-racing mishap to have the innocent Marshall incarcerated.
Released from prison two years later, the vengeful Marshall plots to prove his mettle by winning the De Leon — an illicit race showcasing the country’s top underground talents. But getting to the De Leon will be no simple task, because not only has the ruthless Brewster put a bounty on Marshall’s prized car, but the police are hot on his trail during the white-knuckle, coast-to-coast dash.
Fortunately for Marshall, his loyal crew and Bonet are willing to help him get to the starting line in time for the big race. Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Ramon Rodriguez, and Michael Keaton co-star.
My Rating : 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “I’ve always loved movies where narcotics, politics, police, gangsters, gunfire, gore and excellent cinematography come together!”
The policemen, Ali Sokhela and Brian Epkeen, investigate a massacre during apartheid in South Africa, which apparently took place because a new illegal substance became available. As a child, Ali Sokhela (Whitaker) narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkhata, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress. Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years. But as with many survivors, the psychological scars remain. Today, Ali is chief of the homicide branch of the South African police in Cape Town.
One of his staff is Brian Epkeen (Bloom), a free-wheeling white officer whose family was originally involved in the establishment of apartheid but who works well with Neuman. Together they have to deal with crime that inevitably exists in sprawling areas of un -and under- employed people, crime exacerbated by gangs, both local and from other parts of Africa.
Their job gets even more difficult when the corpses of two young women are found. A new evil has been introduced in the city and a new drug has been introduced to its residents, including both murder victims. At the chaotic crossroads where brutality and modernization collide, the echoes of apartheid still resound in the shadows of a society struggling toward reconciliation.
My Rating : 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Starts off easy and ends in confusions. Mark Strong delivers a perfect mind reader.”
A man with the power to guide people back into their memories seeks to determine whether a troubled teenage girl is a cunning sociopath, or the anguished victim of repressed suffering in this mind-bending psychological thriller. John (Mark Strong) has a unique gift for exploring other people’s memories — a talent that he used to assist in police investigations until the day he suffered a stroke during a particularly intense session.
He’s never been the same since, and after his wife dies, John is left destitute and alone. Later, when John happens across the unusual case of Anna (Taissa Farmiga), the highly intelligent scion of a wealthy family who is currently staging a hunger strike, he senses an opportunity to once again use his powers for good.
Now the deeper John probes into Anna’s mystery-shrouded past, however, the more he begins to suspect that she’s a master manipulator, and that she could be guiding him down a very dangerous path. The movie is also called ‘Mindscape’ in some countries.
My Rating : 2.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Old Boy is absolutely incomparable to the Korean version, but for first timers, this should be a little interesting. ”
Oldboy is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason.
When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free. Co-starring Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley, OLDBOY was directed by Spike Lee, from a script by Mark Protosevich (I Am Legend, The Cell, Thor). The film was produced by Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Nathan Kahane.
My Rating : 3/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “John Jarratt doesn’t make this look like a sequel. Bloody gores and a neat script.”
Outback serial killer Mick Taylor (John Jarratt) returns to torment another group of unsuspecting tourists in this sequel from original Wolf Creek director Greg McLean. The horror begins when backpacking German couple Rutger (Philippe Klaus) and Katarina (Shannon Ashlyn) make their way to Wolf Creek Canyon, where they are forced to pitch a tent for the night after failing to thumb a ride back to the city.
That decision yields deadly repercussions when Taylor turns up in the middle of the night and quickly reveals his murderous intentions. Miraculously, Katarina manages a daring escape and flags down British surfer Paul (Ryan Corr), who will soon learn exactly why she is covered in blood and running scared. Now, the nightmare is bearing down on them in Paul’s rearview mirror, and deep in the outback, there is no place to hide.