Director Steven C. Miller charters familiar action-centric territory with atmospheric ease, while writers Chris Sivertson and Michael Cody draw up an inside-the-box thriller that might have tanked without Meloni leading the charge. You won’t be blown away by this VOD-bound mystery, but fans of good-cop-bad-cop suspense will enjoy tagging along with this serviceable squad of hometown “heroes.”
That, or you’ll chuckle at how “human golem” Dave Bautista looks like he’s about to bust out of every cheap FBI jumper.
Christopher Meloni stars as Special Agent Montgomery, a Cincinnati-based FBI operative
Weary disinterest was his way of letting audiences know that he cared. Unfortunately for Willis, that dynamic has resulted in a dire consequence: Viewers are so attuned to his careful and considered strain of weariness that it’s blindingly obvious when he actually phones something in,
Marauders is directed by Steven C. Miller from a screenplay written by Michael Cody and Chris Sivertson
When a bank is hit by a brutal heist, all evidence points to the owner (Bruce Willis) and his high-powered clients. But as a group of FBI agents (Christopher Meloni, Dave Bautista and Adrian Grenier) dig deeper into the case - and the deadly heists continue - it becomes clear that a larger conspiracy is at play.
Marauders will hit theaters and on-demand July 1st.
Have a look at the trailer and poster below.
There’s a beauty in the way that Carchietta (and co-writers Sage Bannick/Chris Sivertson/Amelia Yokel) balance pretty-in-pink teenage crushing with warm, comforting relationship notes, with the added bonus of being a twisted obsession thriller. Because that’s what teenage wilds are all about, right? Hormones, brash decisions, devoted love, thoughts of independence, and the truly dangerous cocktail those emotional factors form – something a bartender might call “Your Chaotic Childhood.” Carchietta understands this insanity, and leads viewers on a sensual journey with a wicked sense of danger. This is a story about love, and the crazy fucking shit we do in its name.
Nichole Bloom stars as Annie, a typical teen who develops a not-so typical crush on her dance-loving classmate,
[Writer’s Note: During Sundance 2016, this writer had the privilege of covering two great genre films: Under the Shadow from Babak Anvari and Mickey Keating’s Carnage Park. Since I had the chance to catch both of these films back in January, I decided it wouldn’t be fair to include them here in my preview piece (however, genre fans attending SXSW should definitely check out both films during the fest, as they are equally incredible).]
In a Valley of Violence (Director/Screenwriter: Ti West)
Festival Synopsis: From Blumhouse, the film tells the story of a drifter named Paul who arrives in a small town, seeking revenge on the thugs who murdered his friend. Sisters Mary Anne and Ellen, who run the town’s hotel, help Paul in his quest for vengeance. Cast: Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone, Karen Gillan, John Travolta (World Premiere)
The thriller follows an FBI agent who is on the trail of bank robbers who give the stolen loot to charity. As he delves further into the investigation, the lawman discovers the trail of secrets that a bank's owner (Willis) has protected.
Lydia Hull, Tyler Olson, Christopher Rob Bowen and Danny A. Abeckaser also star. Michael Cody and Chris Sivertson penned the script with filming about to get underway in Ohio.
Michael Stahl-David ("Cloverfield") has joined the cast of Rob Reiner's "Lbj" in the role of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy who despised Lyndon B. Johnson.
Joey Hartstone's script focuses on the political upheaval that Vice President Johnson (Woody Harrelson) faced when he was thrust into the presidency in November 1963 after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. [Source: Deadline]
Bridget Jones' Baby
Patrick Dempsey is in final negotiations to join the cast of "Bridget Jones' Baby" for Working Title, though his role is being kept under wraps. Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner will produce. Sharon Maguire helms from a script by Helen Fielding and David Nicholls.
The third installment in the series sees Renee Zellweger reprising her role as the mishap-prone British publishing executive as she enters her 40s, while Colin Firth also returns as love interest Mark Darcy. [Source: Deadline]
Isla Fisher is in talks to join Jake Gyllenhaal,
“Starry Eyes” is a horror thriller about a young actress, Sarah Walker, enduring her days with a dead-end job, petty friendships and going on casting calls in hopes for that big break. After a few strange auditions, Sarah lands a lead role from a mysterious film production company. But, with this opportunity comes bizarre ramifications that will transform her both mentally and physically into something beautiful…..and also terrifying.
Latino-Review had an exclusive phone interview with actress Alexandra Essoe about her lead role for the film. We talked about the lure of Hollywood, the Sarah character and how she could relate to all of this.
“Starry Eyes” is currently in select theaters and available on iTunes and OnDemand.
Read the interview transcript below.
Cast: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke Butler, Amanda Grace Cooper, Reanin Johannink, Tom Williamson.
Running Time: 89 minutes.
Synopsis: Maddy (Stasey) is out for revenge against the cheerleaders and jocks. She infiltrates the cheerleaders and begin to forge friendships, but her attached neighbour Leena (Smit-McPhee), who is into the dark arts, becomes jealous. After a shocking accident, things begin to get out of hand between cheerleaders and football players.
How much can we in the UK care about cheerleading and American high school politics? It’s almost as though such cultural ideals are from a different planet entirely. Granted, we’ve been subjected to them throughout visual media and music videos, which has given us an insight into these vapid lifestyles. So why should we care about All Cheerleaders Die? Because it has the name Lucky McKee attached to it, and any man behind the
Lucky McKee is a director I have been familiar with since I saw his 2002 film, May, starring horror mainstay Angela Bettis. McKee went on to direct an excellent episode of the short-lived Masters of Horror television show entitled “Sick Girl”, again starring Bettis. It was, however, McKee’s 2011 film, The Woman, that truly hit me between the eyes and sold me on Lucky as a director. A dark, grotesque, macabre film that dealt with female power and the role of the abuser, The Woman cemented McKee as a horror director to watch, which leads us to this review…
All Cheerleaders Die is a comedy-horror, written and directed by both McKee and Chris Sivertson. Maddy (Caitlin Stasey) is a high-school girl pariah, you know the sort, black eyeliner, anti-social attitude and not forgetting a
Written By: Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson
Directed By: Lucky McKee and Chris Sivertson
Starring: Caitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Tom Williamson
Review by Daniel Xiii.
Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge…and Zombies?
Based soley on the title of Lucky McKee’s (May, The Woods) All Cheerleaders Die, I had a kind of preternatural premonition that I would be enjoyin’ this one. Hell, based on that title, I can’t believe ol’ Lucky himself didn’t call yours cruelly and have him introduce the film like some sort of sexy William Castle (which totally could have happened if I was available, but of course my duties to the House that Fearsome Forry built have kept me too busy to make cameos).
So was my uncanny ability to completely judge whether I’ll like a movie or not based solely on its title still the stuff of legend,
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