Movies

9/11

Drama
Available on VOD: 5 september 2019
Director: Martin Guigui
Cast: Charlie Sheen (Anger Management, Two and a Half Men, Due Date), Gina Gershon (Killer Joe, P.S. I Love You, Showgirls, Inconceivable), Luis Guzmán (The Last Stand, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Anger Management ), Whoopi Goldberg ( The Color Purple, Sister Act, Glee), Wood Harris (Dredd, Ant-Man, Creed), Jacqueline Bisset (Miss You Already, Bullit)

Five individuals – a billionaire businessman; his estranged wife; a bike messenger; a young executive; and a building maintenance worker – find themselves trapped in an elevator in the North Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001. After an unknown event jolts their elevator car to a stop, the story unfolds as the group slowly learns what is happening in the outside world. Their lone contact is with the building’s elevator systems operator, who works to guide them, via intercom, as they attempt to escape to safety. This gripping story of hope, faith, and perseverance showcases the light of the human spirit in the darkest of hours.

Reviews
  • Thewrap.com: It's Gershon who really shines here. Her telephone scene with Jacqueline Bisset, as her mother, carries the power and the tragedy of those real-life calls we heard that day from the World Trade Center; that moment, and a later exchange between Bisset and Prestyn Bates as Jeffrey and Eve’s son, go a long way toward giving “9/11” the dramatic impact it needs.
  • Marcfusion.com: Retains that small scale, personal scope, even within the massive, world changing scope of events of 9/11.
  • Stevethemovieman: highlighting a lot of recognizable actors giving above-average performances.

Angel of Mine

Thriller
Available on VOD: 12 september 2019
Director: Kim Farrant
Cast: Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6-8, Ma, Midway), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter, Killer Elite, The Handmaid's Tale), Noomi Rapace (Millennium 1-3, Prometheus, Bright)

Based on the French film, L'Empreinte D'Lange by Safy Nebbou, years after losing her daughter in a devastating fire, a mother, still struggling to cope with the loss, becomes convinced that a stranger's daughter is in fact her own. As her obsession grows, she becomes more and more entwined in this young girl's life, causing her to lose touch with reality.

Reviews
  • RogerEbert.com: Farrant's confidence as a storyteller — along with Rapace's full-bodied performance - enrich the story and guide it toward its delicately bonkers premise.
  • FilmThreat.com: Angel of Mine is a good movie for fans of the dysfunctional family melodrama. Primarily from the performances from its leads and a strong story that holds together to the end.
  • Observer.com: The understated direction by Kim Farrant lead you into elements of surprise you do not anticipate as the film detours into a shock ending that will leave you wide-eyed with awe.
  • Screen International: Its equally challenging and cathartic payoff is worth the journey.
  • Los Angeles Times: A terrific cast and a rich sense of atmosphere.

The Corrupted

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 3 oktober 2019
Director: Ron Scalpello
Cast: Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games, Adrift), Timothy Spall (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Denial), Charlie Murphy (The Foreigner, Peaky Blinders), Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, Paddington), Noel Clarke (Star Trek Into Darkness, Brotherhood)

 Liam (Claflin), an ex-con determined to win back the love and trust of his family after his future was stolen from him by a crime syndicate led by Clifford Cullen (Spall), a mogul whose empire has infiltrated the highest levels of politics, finance and law enforcement. Liam soon finds himself caught up in a web of conspiracy and corruption, centering around the bloody land grab that took place before the Olympic Games came to the City of London. Forced to confront the past in order to stand a chance at a future, Liam will do anything to save those he loves.

Reviews
  • Hollywoodreporter.com: A stellar cast headlined by Timothy Spall, former Hunger Games regular Sam Claflin and Downton Abbey veteran Hugh Bonneville. A timely and gripping crime thriller.
  • Radiotimes.com: oel Clarke stands out as a police detective on Spall's tail. A coherent conspiracy thriller, soaked in blood.
  • TheGuardian.com: Strong dramatic scenes and grabby performances, not least from Timothy Spall.
  • Emmaatthemovies.blogspot.com: A surprisingly gritty crime drama. 

Bloodline

Horror
Available on VOD: 7 november 2019
Director: Henry Jacobson
Cast: Seann William Scott (American Pie, Lethal Weapon), Dale Dickey (Hell or High Water, Winter's Bone), Mariela Garriga, Kevin Carroll (Blindspotting)

From the producers of Get Out, Split & Insidious.

Evan (Seann William Scott) values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Reviews
  • Bloody-disgusting.com: Bloodline is a unique and bloody twist the family man trope, one that implies that the devotion with which we remain loyal to our kin may breed a monster where there was once only good intentions.  A Blood-soaked Homage to De Palma.
  • Destroythebrain.com: Violent - borderline "gornographic" - and unapologetic. Seann William Scott delivers an ice-cold chilling performance. Great cinematography and precise direction.
  • Popaxiom.com: A very enjoyable midnight movie. If you are a fan of retro horror, this is one you won’t want to miss because it is a ton of campy fun.
  • Itsjustmovies.com: a fun-loving flick from Blumhouse.
  • Collider.com: Seann William Scott nails the dead-eyed determination of a shark swimming among his prey, which can make him hard root for — especially when his moral compass starts to skew.
  • Nofspodcast.com: If it possible to be both a serial slasher and a family man? Bloodline from Blumhouse Productions and director Henry Jacobson sure think so. The film seeks to subvert your expectations of standard slasher fare, to obliterate your comfort zones, and to help you shed your assumptions – starting with the casting. Bloodline’s lead role belongs to Seann William Scott (American Pie), exploring one of the darkest, most disturbed characters he’s ever portrayed. Bloodline is gory because it is confronting. The assaults are visceral. They’re jarring. And frankly – pretty medically accurate.

Disturbing the Peace

Action
Available on VOD: 13 februari 2020
Director: York Alec Shackleton
Cast: Guy Pearce (Memento, Brimstone), Devon Sawa (Slackers, Final Destination, Escape Plan - The Extractors), Michael Bellisario (Jag), Dwayne Cameron (211)

A small-town marshal who hasn't carried a gun since he left the Texas Rangers after a tragic shooting must pick up his gun again to do battle with a gang of outlaw bikers that has invaded the town to pull off a brazen and violent heist.

Alive

Horror
Available on VOD: 20 februari 2020
Director: Rob Grant
Cast: Angus Macfadyen (Braveheart, We Bought a Zoo), Thomas Cocquerel (Kidnapping Freddy Heineken), Camille Stopps

A severely injured man and woman awake in an abandoned sanitarium. They soon discover that a sadistic caretaker holds the keys to their freedom and the horrific answers as to their real identity.

Reviews
  • Aintitcool.com: The slow build has huge payoffs, this is a standout film in the 2018 catalog of horror!
  • Flickhunter.blogspot.com: Grant leads the audience to a payoff that is both rewarding and terrifying making the film one that I can definitely recommend. 3.5 out of 4 stars.
  • Thatmomentin.com: Wonderfully executed horror thriller. 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Crypt-teaze.com: By the time the movie reached its climax I was on the edge of my seat.
  • Jbspins.blogspot.com: Recommended for serious horror enthusiasts. Frankly, viewers may seek out a tetanus shot after watching Alive.
  • Readysteadycut.com: The finale was a punch in the gut which made me feel slightly nauseous.
  • Pophorror.com: The suspense continues to build, and as the blood flows, a turbulent and violent climax leads to a shocking ending. The suspense and feeling of dread is what makes this movie so good.
  • Nofspodcast.com: A hard pill to swallow but just what the doctor prescribed.
  • Ukfilmreview.co.uk: The chemistry Grant elicits between the performers is exceptional and the thrilling final third has a jaunty pace that will get fingernails firmly driven into chair arms.
Awards
  • 23 WIns including:
  • Alberta Film & Television Awards 2019 - Best Make-Up & Hair Artists
  • Another Hole in the Head Genre Film Festival 2018 - Audience Award Best Film
  • Atlanta Horror Film Festival 2018 - Best Feature Film
  • Austin Film Festival 2018 - Audience Award
  • Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival 2018 - Best FX Makeup
  • Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival 2019 - Audience Award Best Feature
  • FilmQuest 2018 - Best Screenplay
  • Etc. Etc, more awards on IMDB
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