Here’s a movie which has the makings of a thriller the likes of ‘Se7en’ or even ‘The Silence of The Lambs.’ ‘The Calling’ tells the story of a small town cop – Susan Sarandon – who has to deal with a string of gruesome murders in the surrounding countryside, which ultimately brings her face to face with a serial killer driven by a higher calling. What is most interesting of all is that this film is directed my South African born Jason Stone, who is – I believe – making is directing début. It has a couple other big name actors including Donald Sutherland, Topher Grace and Gil Bellows.
There is something about old buildings which I enjoy. They’re normally quite grand in size, have large wings which are out-of-bounds and the walls seem to want to tell you all their secrets. It gives me shivers up my spine just thinking about it. Throw in a couple of loonies and a few twisted doctors and you’ve got yourself the makings of a seriously creepy tale. ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ is just that and has a ‘Shutter Island’ feel to it as it too tells the story of a mental institution where everything is not as it seems on the surface. Directed by Brad Anderson – ‘The Machinist’ and ‘Session 9’ – the movie stars Michael Caine, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley and Kate Beckinsale. It looks like a nail-biting-edge-of-your-seat kind of movie. Continue reading
Is this the film that will see Channing Tatum move past the ‘male stripper turned actor’ status which has hung over his head since ages ago? Sheez, I hope so. I’m no hater and was actually quite impressed with Channing’s performances in ‘Step Up’, ‘G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra’ and ’21 Jump Street’. I mean, those were serious movies which required him to really get to grips with the true essence of the character he was portraying, right?. In all seriousness though, ‘Foxcatcher’ is the true story of Mark Schultz, an Olympic wrestler whose relationship with his schizophrenic sponsor, John du Pont – played by Steve Carell – and brother Dave Schultz – played by Mark Ruffalo – leads to unlikely circumstances and actions. It’s a thriller of a movie and looks like a goodie. The two latest trailers are below.
From the author of ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ is what kept my eyes still with this trailer. I loved the look and feel of ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ whilst the suspense fuelled storyline had me on the edge of my seat throughout. It’s a classic thriller and leads me to believe that ‘The Two Faces of January’ will be just as intense.
Aragorn Viggo Mortensen plays a con-man who gets caught up in the death of a detective with his wife – played by Kirsten Dunst – and a stranger – played by Oscar Isaac – in Athens. It’s set in 1962 so has the same look and feel as ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’. Oh, it’s also written by the same guy who wrote ‘Drive’. Ya, no jokes. I’m amped to check this one.