Gone in 60 Seconds is a 1974 independent film that spawned a tepid remake starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie and Robert Duvall in 2000. Unlike the recent version, this movie was made on a very small budget and is a one-man show with H.B. Halicki writing, directing, starring and producing it.
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Starring two of America’s funniest comedians, Shawn Levy’s Date Night is an action-comedy that sees The Office‘s Steve Carell and 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey finally pair up on the big screen. Can these two fulfill the great potential that is born from their cinematic union? More importantly, is the movie funny? Read our review to find out!
A brutal film that depicts the violence of the drug lords ruling the slums of Rio de Janeiro and the corruption of the people who are supposed to stop them, Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite) sees Oscar nominated writer Bráulio Mantovani (City of God) team up with director José Padilha to adapt former police captain Rodrigo Pimentel’s book Elite da Tropa.
It’s always a great surprise to stumble upon a completely overlooked movie that is actually a good film and Felon fits the bill. Although this prison thriller doesn’t break any new ground, director Ric Roman Waugh gives us a tense and compelling look at the vicious circle that can transform any man into a dehumanized monster. Check out our review of this little-seen movie!
One of the most widely acclaimed Hong Kong movies of last decade, Infernal Affairs is a gritty crime thriller that became a “box office miracle” in its native land and stars Tony Leung and Andy Lau. The film also notoriously spawned the Oscar-winning Hollywood remake The Departed, directed by Martin Scorsese.
What is the nature of reality? Are we humans so vain that we constantly have to lie so we can live with ourselves? Grandmaster Akira Kurosawa pioneered the subject of alternate version of realities in movies with the existentialistic Rashomon, one of the defining masterpiece in film history.
Ben Affleck directorial debut, the critically acclaimed Gone Baby Gone, announced the arrival of a highly promising director. With his second directing effort, The Town, Affleck demonstrates that it was no fluke and that he is, indeed, a very passionate and talented director with great potential.
A cult classic that only found its legs after being released in DVD, Alex Proyas’ Dark City (Director’s cut) is one of the most underrated and under-seen science-fiction masterpiece of our era. Shrouded in a nightmarish neo-noir atmosphere, this extremely ambitious film paved the way for all the “original” concept you have seen in movies like [...]
Critically lauded over the past year, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a thrilling mystery tale that touches base on themes of darkness and despair, but at the same time manages to create characters intriguing enough to keep you glued to what’s happening, even if you don’t always want to look.