Movies

Beyond the Law

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 4 juni 2020
Director: James Cullen Bressack
Cast: Steven Seagal (Under Siege, A Dangerous Man, Executive Decision), Johnny Messner (Tears of the Sun, Hostage, Running Scared), DMX (Cradle 2 the Grave, Exit Wounds)

A former mobster turned businessman and a police detective must contend with a dirty ex-cop looking to bring the killer of his son to justice.

Reviews
  • TheActionElite.com: Beyond the Law is one of Seagal's better films of late even if he doesn't do all that much; this is Johnny Messner’s show and he gets to be broody and badass while he’s out for revenge.
  • Actionreladed.com: Overall its a solid action thriller featuring a cool cast line up. The story keeps you hooked and has some twists too it.
  • Carlosdev.wordpress.com: Seagal still has plenty of presence.
  • Monsterhuntermoviereviews.com: Such a clear-eyed approach to the pitfalls of a life of crime could only be dispensed by that braggadocios behemoth, Steven Seagal.

Survive the Night

Action
Available on VOD: 6 augustus 2020
Director: Matt Eskandari
Cast: Bruce Willis (Die Hard, Red, Sixth Sense, Split), Chad Michael Murray (Left Behind, Riverdale), Lydia Hull (Van Wilder, Escape Plan 2), Shea Buckner (Escape Plan 2 and 3)

A family’s raw emotions are pushed to the limit by two sibling criminals who take them hostage in the action-thriller SURVIVE THE NIGHT. As danger mounts, a patriarch (BRUCE WILLIS) fights for his home and honor; his son (CHAD MICHAEL MURRAY) seeks redemption; and a pair of murderous brothers (TYLER JON OLSON and SHEA BUCKNER) make demands that result in bloodshed and brutality. As they face off at a lonely farmhouse, the skills of one of them holds the balance between survival … and slaughter.

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, dus nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

Paydirt

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 3 september 2020
Director: Christian Sesma
Cast: Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out), Val Kilmer (Top Gun, Top Gun Maverick, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot), Mike Hatton (Green Book), Paul Sloan (Vigilante Diaries)

A parolee (Luke Goss) teams up with his old crew determined to find a buried bag of cash stolen a decade ago from a DEA bust gone bad, while being tracked by a retired Sheriff (Val Kilmer).

Reviews

Film is nog niet uitgebracht, dus nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

Guns Akimbo

Action
Available on VOD: 3 september 2020
Director: Jason Lei Howden
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Now You See Me 2), Samara Weaving (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri , Home and Away, Bad Girl), Rhys Darby (Yes Man, Jumanji I and II), Ned Dennehy (Peaky Blinders)

Videogame developer Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) is a little too fond of stirring things up on the internet with his caustic, prodding, and antagonistic comments. One night, he makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles' hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the "fun." Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent. She's at his front door.Gleefully echoing elements of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Purge franchise, and videogames like Smash TV and Mortal Kombat, Guns Akimbo is hilariously dark, viciously violent, and chillingly prescient. Howden foretells of a future that may soon await us: drone-captured live feeds, UFC-like competitions pushed to an extreme and online streaming platforms used for gladiatorial entertainment all around the world. As Miles navigates the underworld of Skizm, the stakes — and the ratings — have never been higher.

Reviews
  • NWTV.nl: Guns Akimbo is gewoon bizar en dat is oké.
  • Defilmrecensent.nl: Fout en over-the-top op alle beste manieren!
  • Mannen Magazine: Wat. Een. Film.
  • Srsck.com: Guns Akimbo IS wild!
  • Veronica Magazine: Het moge duidelijk zijn dat dit een knettergestoorde film is, die genoeg maffe lol en in-your-face-actie te bieden heeft om anderhalf uur amusant te blijven.
  • Cinemagazine.nl: voor je wekelijkse portie opgewekt lomp vermaak kun je prima terecht bij Guns Akimbo.
  • Volkskrant: De actie wordt spectaculair en dynamisch in beeld gebracht.
  • Pim-is-watching.com: What the actual fuck... Wat een briljante film!! Ik voorspel een cultstatus. Kaliber Boondock saints. Bril-jant!! Ik ben een fan. De art, de bullshit, de actie. Waanzinnig. Hier heb je een absolute topper mee gekocht. P. de Waard.
  • RogerEbert.com: Guns Akimbo for all its outlandishness, is a spectacularly fun and exciting time whenever the needle drops and Weaving owns her badass, gun-wielding image. 
  • Butwhythopodcast.com: Overall, Guns Akimbo is a world of fun mayhem without too much substance but near-perfect character performances and so much stylistic violence. The film also continues to solidify Weaving’s status as a genre queen, which is not to be understated.
  • ign.com: This is balls-to-the-wall action, with Guns Akimbo delivering thrills, spills and genuinely spectacular kills.
  • Gmbacklot.com: Guns Akimbo is a wild ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat enjoying the carnage in a way few films have yet to manage.
  • Crookedmarquee.com: Guns Akimbo is evidence of filmmakers who not only know how to make good movies; they also wear all of their insane, colorful, and playfully nasty influences right on their sleeves — and in this case that’s just a whole lot of fun to watch.
  • Dailygrindhouse.com: This film is a monster. There’s a feral punk energy to it, and Howden directs the hell out of his action scenes. Everything is lit up in blue and red giallo-police-light colors, and the camera loops and swirls around bodies being rent through with bullets, all as a series of 1980s pop covers underline everything. It all threatens to become a little too fatiguing. But Howden knows how to keep a steady hand on everything. GUNS AKIMBO is discordant, cranked-up nuttiness, but it’s never less anything but fun.
  • Joblo.com: a funny little genre mashup, and has enough gore and shoot-em-ups to please genre fans.
  • ModernHorrors.com: Guns Akimbo is an adrenaline-drenched ballet of bullets, bathed in colors that would make Dario Argento proud. It may not land with everyone, but the right audience will go wild for its caffeinated cartoon-colored John Woo stylings.

Extracurricular

Horror
Available on VOD: 10 september 2020
Director: Ray Xue
Cast: Keenan Tracey (Bates Motel), Brittany Raymond, Spencer Macpherson, Brittany Teo, Luke Goss (Hellboy II, Blade II, Death Race II, Blood Out)

A young couple. An isolated cabin. A hooded figure watching from the shadows.The killer strikes, chasing them through the woods. Wherever they go, the killer is always - impossibly – one step ahead. In the woman’s last moments, she realizes it’s not one killer, but four.
Ian, Derek, Jenny, and Miriam are high schoolers. Athletes. Scholars. Killers.
Halloween approaches. They know they’ve got to celebrate properly. An isolated farmhouse out in the country, an older couple living alone. Retired, no family nearby. It’s perfect.
All goes according to plan until one of their preys gets ahold of a gun, and uses it, throwing their carefully staged operation into chaos. 

Reviews
  • Horrorcultfilms.co.uk: Very good film, and one that’s sure to be a conversation starter.
  • Cultprojections.com: Like a cross between The Strangers and The Craft this murderous thriller does a great job at taking a far-fetched premise and running with it, providing solid, believable performances, and some genuinely suspenseful scenes, with a third act that ups the crazy ante. These kinds of teenagers-run-amuck thrillers are a dime a dozen, but Extracurricular is a cut well-above.
  • Darkeyesoflondon.blogspot.com: But it's good to see a post modern horror movie that doesn't play it for laughs or irony, and the moral dilemma running through Extracurricular is persuasive enough, even if one does ending up rooting for the killers and then feeling slightly dirty about it afterwards.
  • Diaboliquemagazine.com: Director Ray Xue shows a strong flair for helming thrilling action sequences and gets solid performances out of his game cast.
  • Entertainment-focus.com: An undeniably chilling watch.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: It's fast paced, witty and sometimes sexy, a seductive package with a deceptively smart core.
  • Filmschoolrejects.com: Extracurricular is a fittingly mean-spirited little movie that refuses to soften the edges of its youthful killers and instead doubles down on their particular brand of nihilism.
  • Therottingzombie.co.uk: I expected Extracurricular to be a typical teen slasher even with the shift in perspective. I wasn't prepared for just how involved I would get into the story, and the second half especially was a particularly enjoyable and thrilling watch.
  • Wickedhorror.com: Dark, funny, thrilling, and loaded with YA menace, this is a refreshingly modern take on typical slasher tropes.

The Vanished

Thriller
Available on VOD: 8 oktober 2020
Director: Peter Facinelli
Cast: Thomas Jane (The Expanse, Before I Wake, The Thin Red Line), Anne Heche (The Other Guys, John Q), Jason Patric (In the Valley of Elah, Narc, The Prince), Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Sagas, Nurse Jackie, S.W.A.T.)

Paul Michaelson (Thomas Jane) and Wendy Michaelson( Anne Heche) arrive at a small RV Park for a fun family vacation when they are met with every parents worse nightmare as their daughter Taylor suddenly vanishes and goes missing.

Sheriff Baker (Jason Patric) leads  the case and is determined to find their missing daughter, for what we find out to be personal reasons of his own. But when Paul and Wendy suspect foul play, they take matters into their own hands to find Taylor, which takes them on a downward spiral journey that uncovers the truth. Imagine your child went missing? How far would you go to get them back? 

Reviews

Nog geen reviews beschikbaar.

I See You

Horror, Thriller
Available on VOD: 15 oktober 2020
Director: Adam Randall
Cast: Helen Hunt (Mad About You, What Women Want), Jon Tenney (True Detective, Legion), Judah Lewis (It, It Chapter Two), Owen Teague (It, It Chapter Two)

In a perfect town filled with perfect families, twelve-year-old Justin Whitter has gone missing. Greg Harper (Jon Tenney), lead investigator on the case, struggles to balance the pressures of the investigation which has brought to attention a similar case thought to be buried in the past, while finding a way to forgive his well-heeled wife, Jackie (Helen Hunt), for a recent infidelity. Great strain is put on the family as Jackie’s guilt slowly gnaws away at her grip on reality, and when a malicious presence manifests itself and puts their young son, Connor (Judah Lewis), in mortal danger, the cold, hard truth about evil in the Harper household is finally uncovered.

Reviews
  • NRC.nl: Na drie kwartier mysterie begint I See You namelijk antwoorden te geven: dit is zo’n film die om zijn eigen as draait in plaats van lineair door de tijd te bewegen. Alles begint opnieuw, nu vanuit een ander oogpunt en met gevorderd inzicht. Waarna we de finale ingaan met gekantelde sympathieën.
    Het is een mechaniek dat – mits vlekkeloos geschreven, uitgevoerd en gemonteerd – uitermate bevredigend is. Je bekijkt de puzzelstukjes van alle kanten tot ze op hun plek vallen. En na afloop wil je de film nog eens zien, om te kijken welke hints je onderweg hebt gemist. Lees de hele review hier.
  • Volkskrant.nl: Regisseur Adam Randall speelt vakkundig met de klassieke horrorfilmiconografie.
  • Parool.nl: Een geslaagde thriller waarin debuterend scenarioschrijver Devon Graye een spectaculaire haarspeldbocht neemt en de film als een inventieve kronkelplotthriller verder gaat.
  • Filmdomein.nl: I See You is een verrassende thriller met een ijzersterk, gelaagd en goed opgebouwd verhaal. Daarbij is de film misschien wel de beste en origineelste film die de bioscoop te bieden heeft bij de heropening na de Corona uitbraak.
  • DeNachtvlinders.nl: I See You maakt op interessant wijze gebruik van meerdere genres en tijdsprongen.
  • DeGroeneAmsterdammer.nl: Dit verhaal bevat twee of drie plotwendingen waar je nog dagenlang van wakker zal liggen. Pas wanneer het laatste masker wordt afgedaan, gaat er een licht aan. Dan pas blijkt hoe eng deze film werkelijk is.
  • Filmtotaal.nl: Het script zit bijzonder goed in elkaar. De camera draagt met zijn langzame sluipende bewegingen bij aan een fantastische enge sfeer. Het gebeurt namelijk niet vaak dat genreclichés op zo'n kundige wijze worden doorbroken.
  • Variety.com: An eerie suspense exercise that starts out looking like a supernatural tale — one of several viewer presumptions this cleverly engineered narrative eventually pulls the rug out from under.
  • TheHollywoodReporter.com: A twist-heavy crime thriller spiced with horror and noir elements, I See You is such a finely crafted exercise in slow-burn suspense.
  • Latimes.com: It's rare to see a horror film so devoted to intricate plot mechanics and so concerned with driving to a satisfying payoff.
  • Theverge.com: For people who specifically prize meticulous story-craft and the ability to dodge broad genre clichés, I See You is a rare gift. It's a tension experience that gives way to a long series of narrative surprises and payoffs, some of which viewers may not even realize they were primed to want until they arrive at the moment.
  • Slantmagazine.com: The film's tone is extremely eerie, with creeping camera movements, striking imagery, abrupt edits, and a delicately sinister score by William Arcane.
  • Rogersmovienation.com: Well-acted, cleverly-plotted and directed with extra attention being paid to tone, menace and hiding its secrets. Taut, smart and satisfying.
  • Culturecrypt.com: You may wish to prepare for a ‘creepy crawly’ movie that is utterly terrifying in its home invasion implications.
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