In Security

Actie, Komedie
Beschikbaar voor VOD: 14 oktober 2014
Regie: Adam Beamer, Evan Beamer
Cast: Ed Begley Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions), Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission Impossible III, Dawn of the Dead), Ethan Embry (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, Hijacked, X-Men: The Last Stand)

Ethan Embry (Can't Hardly Wait, Empire Records) en Michael Gladis (Mad Men) zijn Kevin en Bruce, boezemvrienden en partners in een beveiligingsbedrijf. Helaas is het stadje waar ze operationeel zijn niet bepaald een broeihaard van misdaad. Platzak en radeloos beginnen de twee aan een originele ondergrondse marketingcampagne: ze beroven de huizen van hun potentiële klanten en slaan zo twee vliegen in één klap! Het bijklussen levert contanten op en door het nieuwe onveiligheidsgevoel draaien de zaken plots als nooit tevoren. Alles verloopt naar wens tot ze per ongeluk een drugsbaron (Cary Elwes, The Princess Bride, Saw) proberen te beroven. Een meedogenloze sadist met een hang naar keukengadgets...

In Security is een knettergekke actiecomedy met een ijzersterke cast en talloze hilarische cameo's: Clea DuVall (Argo, American Horror Story), Adam Arkin (Sons Of Anarchy, The Sessions), Ed Begley, Jr. (Arrested Development, Pineapple Express), Vinnie Jones (Snatch, X-Men: The Last Stand) en Golden Globe-winnaar Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction, Mission: Impossible-franchise).

  • Overall a fun little flick, some familiar faces. I would push it as an ideal rental!
  • In Security is a light-hearted comedy with plenty of laughs. Embry and Gladis make for a likeable duo with neither one of them playing the straight guy, aided by an all-star support cast including Alan Arkin as the moody town sheriff and Cary Elwes as the resident psycho with a penchant for kitchen utensil based torture.
  • The Beamer brothers create a comedy that is hilarious, chaotic and brilliantly poised with some fun performances.
  • pretty funny and enjoyable, certainly a title I would recommend watching. In Security however has much more than being just a "crime caper" going for it. Admittedly the shift in tone may put some of the audience off but it's the shift that keeps the momentum of the film going, plus it allows Cary Elwes to put in an amazing, insane, and gloriously over-the-top performance as the psychotic drug dealer robbed by the bumbling Kevin and Bruce. It's the introduction of Elwes character which initiates the tonal shift and the darker aspect of the film, yet somehow his character is at the same time completely hilarious.
  • A consistently amusing comedy, In Security is certainly as good as a lot of recent bigger releases. entertaining from start to finish, do yourself a favour and seek this film out.
  • A surprisingly funny black comedy that compares well to many big screen releases.
  • Embry and Gladis form a likeable double-act in a zippy comedy boosted by amusing cameos from Alan Arkin, Ving Rhames, Cary Elwes and Vinnie Jones.
  • Embry and Gladis are a good comedy pairing and when they're mixed with the assorted cameos, particularly the scenery chewing Elwes, they deliver some decent returns.
  • Newport Beach Film Festival 2013 - Honors Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Comedy

Resistance: 1942

Drama, Oorlog
Beschikbaar voor VOD: 28 april 2021
Regie: Matthew Hill, Landon Johnson
Cast: Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Jason Patric (In the Valley of Elah, Narc, The Prince), Mira Furlan (Space Command), Judd Hirsch (Uncut Gems, A Beautiful Mind)

1942. In bezet Frankrijk probeert een groepje dissidenten er de moed in te houden met verboden uitzendingen via hun clandestien radionetwerk. Met de hete adem van de Gestapo in hun nek, moeten ze de uitgestoken hand van een Zwitsers bankier aanvaarden. Maar is zijn landgoed een veilige haven of een valstrik?

  • As written here, the ambiguous Andre – who channels Nazi money – is a much more interesting character; a kind of Oskar Schindler lite. Patric’s inscrutable performance recedes intriguingly.
  • Directors Matthew Hill & Landon Johnson, along with writer Jonah Hirsch weave an inspirational story of how the kindness of a perfect stranger can save two families from a cruel world filled with ignorance. With solid performances from the entire cast, this film works as a reminder on how you should never give in to tyranny and always go down swinging.

Sugar Mountain

Beschikbaar voor VOD: 6 juli 2017
Regie: Richard Gray
Cast: Jason Momoa (Justice League, Aquaman, Game of Thrones, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Shane Coffey (Pretty Little Liars), Haley Webb (The Final Destination, Teen Wolf), Drew Roy (Falling Skies), Anna Hutchison (The Cabin in the Woods)

Aan de voet van de onherbergzame Sugar Mountain betrekt Miles Parnell (Drew Roy, Falling Skies) zijn vriendinnetje Lauren (Anna Hutchison, The Cabin in the Woods) en broer Liam (Shane Coffey, Pretty Little Liars) bij een waanzinnig snel-rijk-plannetje. Miles zal "verdwijnen" in de Alaskese wildernis, "vermoord" door zijn broer Liam, die "verliefd" was op Lauren. Wanneer Miles daarna heelhuids terugkeert, kunnen ze voor grof geld twee verhalen verkopen: dat van de broer die alle ontberingen trotseerde en dat van de trouwe broer die onterecht een moord in de schoenen geschoven kreeg. Helaas laat niet iedereen in het afgelegen dorpje zich zomaar zand in de ogen strooien. Bovendien dreigen andere verwikkelingen het strakke plan te doen ontsporen. Want Liam is écht verliefd op Lauren. En Miles verdwijnt. Zonder aanhalingstekens.

Visueel verbluffende, ijzingwekkende misdaadthriller met Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) en Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw) als de crimineel en de cop die de "literaire" plannen van de broers danig in de war sturen.

  • Sugar Mountain is a penetrating look at how too many lies in a small town snowball into chaos, how even family can't always be trusted, and just as it is in real life, the numerous twists are surprisingly unpredictable.
  • Flickhunter.blogspot.nlL: The small ensemble cast hit the right beat for the piece as the plot unfurls right up to the climactic moment. The viewer will think that they're on top of the storyline early only to be faced with performances that challenge type. It's a physical, emotional, earnest tale that's well worth a watch.
  • Richard Gray has crafted an engrossing, visually stunning crime thriller that looks like it cost many times that. Making full use of widescreen and of natural locations, Gray in his fifth feature conjures breathtaking images that never overwhelm an intimate story of two brothers in suffocating straits, and a simple plan that goes disastrously away.
  • an unexpectedly entertaining, gratifying 106-minute adventure.