Films

VOD December 2016

The Hollow Point

Actie, Misdaad, Thriller
Beschikbaar voor VOD: 16 december 2016
Regie: Gonzalo López-Gallego
Cast: Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Insidious, Watchmen, Fargo II), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins Wolverine, John Carter), Ian McShane (John Wick, Ray Donovan, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, John Wick, Kick-Ass 2, Ride Along), James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9)

Een grensstadje in de "badlands", het wetteloze niemandsland tussen de VS en Mexico. Een afgeleefde sheriff met een agressief kantje. Zijn vervanger, een ambitieuze hotshot met een duister verleden. Een mislukte wapendeal met verschillende slachtoffers en een spoorloos fortuin. Een enigmatische, sadistische huurmoordenaar, op zoek naar de buit...

The Hollow Point is een bloedige thriller die laveert tussen moderne western en mexploitation. Adembenemende fotografie, een geweldige cast en verpletterende actie leveren een pareltje van film op.

Met Patrick Wilson (The Conjuring, Fargo), Ian McShane (Ray Donovan, Pirates of the Caribbean), John Leguizamo (The Lincoln Lawyer, Kick-Ass 2), Lynn Collins (X-Men Origins Wolverine, John Carter) en James Belushi (According to Jim, K-9)

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: An over-the-top, heavily stylized B-movie-ish mash-up of modern Western and bloody thriller, The Hollow Point sees U.S.-based Spanish director Gonzalo Lopez Gallego (The King of the Hill) seeking to bring a new angle to the bad men in the badlands genre. As homage, the film is visually striking, littered with moments of real cinematographic intelligence, and always watchable, in a nasty sort of way. Bloody fun in the badlands.
  • Variety.com: Wilson is persuasively resolute as the sheriff, and Belushi does sweaty desperation like a pro. But McShane effortlessly overshadows both of them with a flamboyantly mannered performance charged by alternating currents of contemptuous sarcasm and pessimistic gruffness.
  • Culturefix.co.uk: A brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool.
  • We Got This Covered: a blazing contemporary western that finds pleasure in punishment.
  • Thepeoplesmovies.com: Patrick Wilson and Ian McSha take on the cartel in contemporary western meets Mexploitation flick. Director Gonzalo López-Gallego ensures this is a fun, action-packed trip even when navigating through Nils Lyew's overcomplicated narrative. The Hollow Point is nonetheless a brutally entertaining thriller that allows McShane and Wilson to deliver some badass cool. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Kneelbeforeblog.co.uk: Wilson and McShane are the high points of this film. Their buddy chemistry is completely on point and there is lots of great dialogue between the two of them. Each of them can give as good as they get from the other and there are plenty of laughs too be found in their interactions. James Belushi has a memorable turn as a duplicitous used car salesman and John Leguizamo is excellent as a machete wielding Mexican hitman.
  • Flickfeast.co.uk: With a number of great lines scattered throughout the script, even if it's just a running joke regarding people uttering the word asshole after their first encounters with Wilsons character (who has just returned to the town after some time away), and a few moments of white-knuckle tension, this is everything you could want from a crime thriller/neo-Western. As well as Wilson and McShane, the film also boasts some excellent performances from Lynn Collins, John Leguizamo, and James Belushi. The last one may be the biggest surprise, but it's possible that this is the sort of role he's just been waiting for over the past few years. Is it worth mentioning that McShane almost steals the movie? Yes, I think it is, because he gets many of the best moments.

Eliminators

Actie
Beschikbaar voor VOD: 19 december 2016
Regie: James Nunn
Cast: Scott Adkins (Dr. Strange, Grimsby, The Bourne Ultimatum, The Expendables 2), Stu Bennett a.k.a Wade Barrett (WWE Main Event), Daniel Caltagirone (Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life), James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, The Chronicles of Narnia), Mem Ferda (Miss You Already, The Devil's Double), Ty Glaser, Olivia Mace

Voormalig DEA-agent Martin Parker (vechtsporter Scott Adkins – Undisputed II en III, The Expendables 2) zit in een getuigenbeschermingsprogramma en leeft ondergedoken in Londen met zijn dochtertje Carly. Een stomme adresverwisseling zet hun relatief rustige leventje echter helemaal op zijn kop wanneer enkele schurken in zijn huis op zoek gaan naar verborgen smokkelwaar. Parker laat geen spaander heel van de indringers, maar zijn interventie zet hem wel weer op de radar van maffiabaas Chris Cooper (James Cosmo – Braveheart, Game of Thrones), zijn ex-schoonvader. Het criminele kopstuk stuurt zijn topkiller Bishop (WWE-superster Wade Barrett) op pad om Parker uit de weg te ruimen en gaat zelf achter Carly aan. Voor de voortvluchtige Parker begint een delicate evenwichtsoefening: Bishop elimineren en verhinderen dat zijn dochter in de dodelijke klauwen van haar grootvader valt.

De Britse regisseur James Nunn (Tower Block, The Marine 5: Battleground) levert een bikkelharde actiethriller af waarin ondraaglijke spanning en spectaculaire vechtscènes elkaar naadloos afwisselen.

Reviews
  • Blu-ray.com: Scott Adkins and Wade Barrett perform admirably, straightforward, largely, but carrying themselves and their characters satisfactorily well. Recommended.
  • Bobafett1138: Really one that's well worth your time.
    Bulletproofaction.com: Scott Adkins delivered another top notch performance and added to his already impressive filmography of action movies.
  • Goodefficientbutchery.blogspot.nl: Adkins brings his A-game to this and once again shows he's ready for bigger things.
  • Roguecinema.com: the plot isn't the drawing point of these films, it's the action scenes, and Eliminators does deliver the goods here.
  • Theschlockpit.com"Eliminators is resolutely British, and with some awesome sequences set within the nation's capital city, like a couple of cool car chases and an immense bit of cable car combat, London is close to being the star of the picture. Adkins, as always, put his soul into this.
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