There have been a lot of horror movies that were set in medicine. Few have achieved the kind of off-kilter weirdness of The Lazarus Effect wherein a group of research scientists who, while trying to find a way to enable first responders to bring a person back from the brink after a more extended period of time, stumble onto a substance which, when combined with electric pulses, actually bring a dead being back to life.
I’ve seen Hector and the Search for Happiness three times and a bit – only the first two were versions of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Danny Kaye, 1947 and Ben Stiller, 2013) and the bit was parts of a TV series called My World and Welcome To It, all of which were based on the writing s of James Thurber.
With Pierce Brosnan returning to espionage in this moderately budgeted thriller, you can expect great performances from the cast; mayhem controlled and uncontrolled; a damsel in distress who is more than she seems to be, and, of course, monumental betrayal – not necessarily in that order.
Ultimately, you have to dream your own dreams. Sometimes, you have to learn that the hard way.
Check out the trailer for Beyond the Lights following the jump. Beyond the Lights premieres on November 14th.
Earth to Echo is not an ET/Super 8/Close Encounters clone. It is deeply influenced by them, but takes the kids-meet-aliens premise and gives it a fresh approach that is surprisingly well thought out.
When they were kids, Kaylie and Tim Russell had their lives ripped apart by the death of their mother and the murder of their father. Ten years later, Kaylie is obsessed with destroying a an antique mirror she believes responsible for those events, while Tim has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and is determined to see things as they really are – but what if she’s right?
Brick Mansions, one of Paul Walker’s last films and the American adaptation of French thriller District 13 (Banlieue 13), has a trailer. Walker finished looping it just three days before his death. The film is also notable for one of District 13’s stars, David Belle, playing a roughly corresponding role here.
Check it out after the jump. Brick Mansions premieres on April 25th.
You know the saying ‘revenge is a dish best served cold’? Out of the Furnace may just be the most implacable movie take on that that I’ve ever seen.
Carlo Carlei’s Romeo & Juliet hits the plays high points with a certain amount of style and some passionate performances, but is sabotaged by overly rapid pacing and a script that isn’t all Shakespeare. It’s still worth seeing, but it could have been so much better.
Don Jon is a bold first film by Joseph Gordon-Levitt – who also wrote and stars in it. Jon is a bartender who has a few basic things he likes – his body, his pad, his family, his church, his boys and his porn. He’s a player – so much so that his boys call him The Don. When he meets Barbara Sugarman, he may have met his match – but will she be a match for his porn? Which is better – fantasy or reality?
Ex-Marine Mallory Kane refuses to be the patsy as the independent contractor she works for betrays her in Haywire – an action-packed, surprisingly smart action movie.