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Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Camryn Manheim, Shea Whigham, Sean Hartley, Kyra Sedgwick, Loi Nguyen, Chuck Kull, Thomas Coates | Written by Jon Watts, Christopher D. Ford | Directed by Jon Watts
What would you do if you found a Cop Car in the middle of nowhere still with the keys in it? If your answer is to stay away the hell away from it, then you have some common sense. The problem with kids on an adventure though is that common sense is never fun and rarely the answer.
When Travis (James Freedson-Jackson) and Harrison (Hays Wellford) run away from home, their adventures land them in trouble when they find a seemingly abandoned Cop Car with the keys still in the ignition. Driving off, it’s not long before Sheriff Kretzer (Kevin Bacon) returns to the same spot to find his car gone. What began as an adventure for »
- Paul Metcalf
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: July 9, 2014 -- September 9, 2015
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
This science-fiction drama revolves around Molly Woods (Halle Berry), an astronaut who returns to Earth after a year-long solo mission in outer space. Her efforts to reconnect with her loving husband John (Goran Visnjic) and young son Ethan (Pierce Gagnon) are soon thrown into turmoil when Molly learns that she is pregnant.
Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history. Read More… »
Truly embracing the meaningful relationships and consequences that arise from the most critical situations in your life can be both a fulfilling and daunting experience. With her new independent thriller, ‘Return to Sender,’ Emmy Award-winning actress Camryn Manheim charmingly relishes the experience of working with a passionate cast and crew to create a daunting story about what happens when a well-meaning protagonist is pushed beyond her emotional limits. The film, which was released on Blu-ray and DVD today by Rlj Entertainment, features the intriguing actress in a supporting role to a lead character who becomes a classic anti-hero after starting to fight back against an injustice against her. Director Fouad [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
We're heading into Oscar season, which means cinema, for the most part, is going to be Very Serious over the next few months. But if you need a break, and want to fry your brain with something fun, fast and thrilling, well we've got a few copies of "Cop Car" for some lucky readers to throw into their Blu-ray player. Jon Watts, who will be directing the next Spider-Man movie for Marvel, helms this gritty little picture starring Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Shea Wigham, and Camryn Manheim about a pair of 10-year-olds who find an abandoned cop car in a field and take it for a dangerous joyride. Things only get worse from there when the small-town sheriff goes looking for his missing car—together with the illicit cargo he left in the trunk—and the kids find themselves at the center of a deadly game of cat »
- Edward Davis
Hand of God is a perfectly enjoyable TV show that has fallen in to the same trap that dozens of other shows in the last decade have fallen in to: it isn’t the high art it thinks it is. This isn’t The Sopranos or Breaking Bad or The Wire. It doesn’t reach the depths of John from Cincinnati or The Leftovers because it has a dynamite cast and a clever premise but it isn’t quite as clever as it thinks it is. It wants to be a spellbinding mystery but it just isn’t that well crafted. Hand of God is a marvelous show to get lost in but if you look to closely you’ll see how poorly tended the forest is.
- Arthur Tebbel
Title: Return to Sender Rlj Entertainment Director: Fouad Mikati Writers: Patricia Beauchamp and Joe Gossett Cast: Rosamund Pike, Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte, Camryn Manheim, Rumer Willis, Illeana Douglas In theaters, VOD and iTunes on August 14th. Miranda (Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl) is an aspiring surgical nurse with a lot of hidden talents and is beloved by all who know her. One of her coworkers sets her up on a blind date, and Miranda reluctantly accepts. The day of the date, a man comes to her door whom she assumes is Kevin (Billy Slaughter), it turns out to be William Finn (Shiloh Fernandez), a man she’s seen in passing and obsessed [ Read More ]
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Watts, who has been hired to direct Marvel and Sony’s new Spider-Man reboot, co-writes and directs the film which stars Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham, Camryn Manheim, Joseph Oliveira, and James Freedson-Jackson.
See Also: Read our review of Cop Car here
A pair of ten-year-olds find an abandoned cop car in a field but when they take it for a joyride it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. But things only get worse when the small town sheriff goes looking for his missing car. The kids find themselves in the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse they don’t understand and the only way out is to go as fast as their cop car can take them.
- Scott J. Davis
Cop Car, 2015.
Directed by Jon Watts.
A small town sheriff sets out to find the two kids who have taken his car on a joy ride.
Oh to be a child again! Symbolizing innocence and naivety, young kids often like to make stupid decisions because those stupid decisions often lead to an event miniscule in the eyes of adults, but for them an adventurous thrill ride. So when two children (it must be said immediately that they are shockingly well-acted and elicit the behavior of real 10-year-olds) run away from home and come across the titular vacated cop car, they can’t resist from touching it, to getting inside of it and letting their imagination run wild as they pretend they are in a shootout on the road, to eventually taking the thing for a joyride once they stumble upon the keys. »
- Robert Kojder
Read More: Watch: Rosamund Pike Is Back In Amazing Amy Mode In Trailer For 'Return To Sender' Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike has brought back her revenge-fueled "Gone Girl" craziness in her latest film, "Return to Sender." Pike plays nurse Miranda, who agrees to go on a blind date, but when the wrong man comes to her door, she faces a serious assault. After her attacker is convicted and jailed for the crime, Miranda cannot seem to put the attack behind her. To gain closure, she reaches out to William through letters and prison visits and slowly forms a relationship with him. When William is paroled and looks to meet with her, Miranda decides to use the opportunity as a means of revenge. The film also stars Shiloh Fernandez, Nick Nolte, Camryn Manheim, Rumer Willis and Illeana Douglas. "Return to Sender" is now on iTunes and VOD. Check out the exclusive clip above. »
- Kaeli Van Cott
Spanish horror film Para Elisa (For Elisa) will arrive on DVD and VOD on September 1st. But, the DVD-palooza doesn't stop there. Also in this round-up: Honeyspider and Cop Car DVD release details and Howl-o-Scream 2015 details.
Para Elisa: Press Release: "A job at a magnificent house owned by a famous musician seems too good to be true – and it is – in the tension-filled horror film Para Elisa. The acclaimed new Spanish film comes to DVD and VOD on September 1, 2015, from Dark Sky Films.
Desperate for some post-graduation cash, party girl Ana (Ona Casamiquela, Eva) answers a babysitting ad. She arrives for an interview at the elegant home of Diamantina (Luisa Gavasa, Flesh Memories), a former child prodigy pianist who is now an eccentric old woman who collects antique toys and dolls. Ana is disturbed by Diamantina’s odd behavior and horrified to discover that her child, Elisa (Ana Turpin, »
- Tamika Jones
Harder Candy: Pike Headlines Predictably Exploitative Rape Thriller
It seems Rosamund Pike is now the girl most likely to…. exact ruthless retribution on her instigators, if judging from the latest indie thriller Return to Sender, unfortunately arriving on the heels of her Oscar nominated success in last year’s comparably themed David Fincher film, Gone Girl. But the pedigree of auteur assistance is not on hand with Fouad Mikati’s sophomore effort, his first film since 2010’s Operation: Endgame. Somehow, he amassed a rather respectable cast for this grindhouse knockoff that could have easily premiered on Lifetime if Pike hadn’t suddenly become such a hot commodity. To be fair, we’ll have to wait another year or so to appreciate the actress in some higher quality offerings, and by then this will most likely be forgotten about.
Surgical nurse Miranda Wells (Pike) seems to have a bright future ahead of her. »
- Nicholas Bell
Miranda Wells (Rosamund Pike) talks about her potential new job as a surgical nurse in our exclusive clip from Return to Sender, arriving in movie theaters August 14 from Rlj Enterainment. Miranda's colleague Gloria (Camryn Manheim) can't understand why she would want to transfer into the surgical nurse field. While Gloria says she can handle patients "puking and pissing" on her, she can't fathom the "revolting" nature of surgery. This scene takes place long before this thriller really picks up the pace.
Miranda (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl) is a dedicated nurse, an exquisite cake maker and an impeccable friend. But when she agrees to a blind date and the wrong man comes to her door...her perfect world is shattered by a brutal assault. Even after her attacker, William (Shiloh Fernandez, Evil Dead), is convicted and locked away for the crime, Miranda can't overcome the fear and trauma »
The amount of information a director gives an audience about a film's characters is tricky. You don't want to over explain, resulting in a film that feels clunky and too reliant on exposition. But you also don't want to hold back too much, leaving the audience without an entry point to then empathize with the characters' conflicts. Sparseness can be admirable, giving us only the barest essentials of "need to know" information, but simply giving us a character and a basic personality trait is not enough. Cop Car steps over the line of getting to know the characters one too many times, often feeling like the people in the story are pieces to a puzzle, not real people. However, the patient, assured pacing and delicate tension-building almost makes up for that misstep. Travis (James Freedson-Jackson) and Harrison (Hays Wellford) are a couple of ten-year olds running away from home. Though, »
- Mike Shutt
A corrupt small-town sheriff is on the hunt for two runaway kids who took his car on a joy ride in Cop Car, an unnervingly funny thriller now available on Digital HD and On Demand, and debuting on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29, 2015, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Starring Golden Globe-winner Kevin Bacon (Footloose, Mystic River) and directed by Jon Watts (the upcoming Untitled Spiderman Reboot), Cop Car is “A midnight movie blast!” according to Russ Fischer of Slashfilm.
When a pair of 10-year-olds find an abandoned cop car in a field and take it for a joyride, it seems like they could kill themselves at any moment. But things only get worse when the small-town sheriff goes looking for his missing car—and the illicit cargo he left in the trunk—and the kids find themselves at the center of a deadly game of cat and mouse they don’t understand. »
- Michelle McCue
Return To Sender coming to theaters, VOD & iTunes on Aug. 14th.
Rlj Entertainment will release Return To Sender in theaters, VOD and iTunes on August 14th. The film stars Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), Academy Award nominee Nick Nolte (Warrior, The Prince of Tides), Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Camryn Manheim (“The Practice”), Rumer Willis (Sorority Row, “90210”) and Illeana Douglas (Ghost World, Goodfellas). Synopsis: ...
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- The Black Saint
Riding in Cars with Cops: Watts’ Thriller Offers Low Yield Excitement
Jon Watts continues in the B-grade vein showcased in his 2014 Eli Roth starring debut, Clown (which wasn’t released in theaters stateside). Starring a couple notable genre stalwarts and featuring a pair of surprisingly varied child characters eliciting the film’s greatest moments of tension thanks entirely to their naiveté, Cop Car reaches its dramatic simmer early on only to evaporate well before its inevitable finale. Though this scenario could have easily played for over-the-top kicks, especially with signature star Kevin Bacon in the villainous lead, Watts and his co-scribe Christopher D. Ford stick to the straight and narrow bits, and the film feels like it would have been a cheapie, knock-off noir from several decades past, a vehicle headlined by someone like Lee J. Cobb.
- Nicholas Bell
But that’s all going to change now with the #FreeTheBacon movement.
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When two good-natured but rebellious young boys (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade they decide to take it for a quick joyride. Their bad decision unleashes the ire of the county sheriff (Bacon) and leads to brutal consequences.
Cop Car opens in theatres August 7, 2015 and On Demand and Digital HD August »
- Michelle McCue
"Cop Car" (August 7)(Film Page) Director: Jon Watts Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Freedson-Jackson, Hays Wellford, Camryn Manheim, Shea Whigham Criticwire Average: B- Why is it a "Must See"? Ever since it was announced that Jon Watts would be tackling Marvel and Sony's "Spider-Man" reboot, all eyes have turned to the writer-director's debut indie, "Cop Car," which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The road thriller finds Kevin Bacon in predator mode after two young boys stumble across his abandoned cop car in a secluded glade and take it for a joy ride. The deadly cat-and-mouse game that follows moves at a tightly wound pace, thanks to editing by Megan Brooks and Andrew Hasse, and it's especially involving anytime the focus shifts on the two boys. The story manages to create a formidable sense of threat from its very first scenes, and what the kids find in the »
- Zack Sharf
The third annual Sundance Nextfest kicked off Sunday evening with a screening of “Cop Car” at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in conjunction with Cinespia. The thriller debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in the Next selection and has become a buzzed about title because its director, Jon Watts, has been chosen to helm the next incarnation of the “Spider-Man” franchise. We’re not exactly sure what Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures saw in Watts’ helming of “Cop Car,” but that’s a topic for another day. Set in the outskirts of a small Colorado town, the movie begins with two young kids making their way across a wide-open field in search of anything, something to entertain them. Travis (James Freedson-Jackson) and Harrison (Hays Wellford) talk about how they are running away from home, but it sounds more like bluster than anything else. To their surprise, they soon come across what »
- Gregory Ellwood
Cop Car Focus World Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: C Director: Jon Watts Screenwriter:Jon Watts, Christopher Ford Cast: Kevin Bacon, James Fredson-Jackson, Hays Wellfod, Camryn Manheim, Shea Whigham Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 5/11/15 Opens: August 2015 No doubt some critics and audience members will be show their smarts by saying the “Cop Car” combines Steven Spielberg with Sam Peckinpah, and while there are elements of the two great directors in Jon Watts’ movie, the show is difficult viewing unless you like seeing repetitive scenes of ten-year-olds playing with guns, a rogue sheriff who continually tries to show that he’s on the side of [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
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