American Psycho is a 2000 thriller film directed by Mary Harron based on Bret Easton Ellis's novel of the same name. Though predominantly a psycho thriller, the film also blends elements of horror, satire, and black comedy. It stars Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, with Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Justin Theroux, Bill Sage, Chloë Sevigny, Reese Witherspoon, Willem Dafoe, and Samantha Mathis. The film focuses on Wall Street yuppie Patrick Bateman (Bale), whose mental instability and blood lust lead him to serial killing.
Nina (Portman) is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her obsessive former ballerina mother Erica (Hershey) who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre (Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well.
170,000 SQ miles of desert. 90 minutes of Oxygen. No way out.
Release Date:Friday, October 8, 2010
Paul Conroy, a government contracted truck driver, awakens buried alive six feet underground with nothing but a lighter, a knife and a cell phone. Though he has no recollection as to how he got there, he soon starts to remember what has happened to him as he races to escape his impending death.
Everyone has a past. Every legend has a beginning.
Release Date:Friday, November 17, 2006
Casino Royale introduces James Bond before he holds his license to kill. But Bond is no less dangerous, and with two professional assassinations in quick succession, he is elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange.
Set in an office building, the film follows five strangers who become trapped in an elevator and, after several terrifying and inexplicable events occur, begin to turn against each other as they come to suspect that one of them is, in fact, the Devil. Based on a story by M. Night Shyamalan, Devil will be the first of The Night Chronicles trilogy, which involves the supernatural within modern urban society.
There are some very good reasons to be afraid of the dark.
Release Date:Friday, August 2, 1985
Senior Charlie Brewster (William Ragsdale) finally has it all going on: he’s running with the popular crowd and dating the most coveted girl in his high school, Amy (Amanda Bearse). In fact, he’s so cool he’s even dissing his best friend, Evil Ed (Stephen Geoffreys). But trouble arrives when Jerry (Chris Sarandon) moves in next door. He seems like a great guy at first, but there’s something not quite right—but everyone, including Charlie’s mom (Dorothy Fielding), doesn’t notice.
Amity Island had everything. Clear skies. Gentle surf. Warm water. People flocked there every summer. It was the perfect feeding ground.
Release Date:Friday, June 20, 1975
Director Steven Spielberg virtually invented the summer blockbuster with this white-knuckle adaptation of Peter Benchley's novel about an insatiable great white shark that terrorizes the townspeople of fictional Amity Island. John Williams's legendary score punctuates the tension as the police chief (Roy Scheider), an oceanographer (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) seek to destroy the bloodthirsty beast.
Limitless is a paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unpublished writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret smart drug that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.
Memento is a 2000 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, adapted from his younger brother Jonathan's short story "Memento Mori". It stars Guy Pearce as Leonard Shelby, a man with anterograde amnesia which renders his brain unable to store new memories. During the opening credits, which portrays the end of the story, it is shown that Leonard kills Teddy (Joe Pantoliano). The film suggests that this killing is in vengeance for the rape and murder of his wife (Jorja Fox) based on information provided by Natalie (Carrie-Anne Moss).
After he is framed for the death of several colleagues and falsely branded a traitor, a secret agent embarks on a daring scheme to clear his name in this spy adventure. Though it drew its name from the familiar television series, director Brian DePalma's big-budget adaptation shares little more with the original show than the occasional self-destructing message and the name of team leader Jim Phelps (Jon Voight). The film focuses not on Phelps but his protégé, Ethan Hunt (a reserved Tom Cruise), who becomes a fugitive after taking the blame for a botched operation.
Pulled away from his vacation, IMF agent Ethan Hunt is given his latest assignment, where Ethan is assigned to recruit Nyah Nordoff-Hall, a beautiful thief and require her skills. After recruiting Nyah, Ethan's boss, Mission Commander Swanbeck gives Ethan the assignment. Renegade IMF agent Sean Ambrose, has killed a old friend of Ethan's, Russian scientist Dr. Nekhorvich, and has stolen "Chimera" a engineered virus and "Bellerophon" the cure, Dr. Nekhorvich create and was carrying to Atlanta, whilst accompanied by Sean who was disguised as Ethan.
In Patriot Games, Harrison Ford plays former CIA agent Jack Ryan, taking over from Alec Baldwin, who had played author Tom Clancy's brainy protagonist in Hunt for Red October. This time around, Ryan foils an attempted assassination, thereby incurring the wrath of a maniacal Irish radical (Sean Bean). After seemingly neutralizing the villains, and deciding to celebrate the occasion with his wife (Anne Archer) and daughter (Thora Birch), everything appears to be back to normal; then all hell breaks loose.
To enter the mind of a killer she must challenge the mind of a madman.
Release Date:Thursday, February 14, 1991
A psychopath known as Buffalo Bill is kidnapping and murdering young women across the Midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the F.B.I. sends Agent Clarice Starling to interview a demented prisoner who may provide psychological insight and clues to the killer's actions. The prisoner is psychiatrist, Dr. Hannibal Lector, a brilliant, murderous cannibal who will only help Starling if she feeds his morbid curiosity with details about her own complicated life.
Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes with a jolt to find himself on a commuter train heading into Chicago. Although the other passengers all seem to know him, he has absolutely no idea where – or even who – he is. The last thing Colter remembers is flying a helicopter mission in Iraq, but here he is in someone else’s life going through someone else’s morning commute. Before he can do anything an express train zooms by on the opposite track and a bomb explodes, seemingly killing Colter and all the other passengers.
He was the perfect weapon until he became the target.
Release Date:Friday, June 14, 2002
Based very loosely on Robert Ludlum's novel, the Bourne Identity is the story of a man whose wounded body is discovered by fisherman who nurse him back to health. He can remember nothing and begins to try to rebuild his memory based on clues such as the Swiss bank account, the number of which, is implanted in his hip. He soon realizes that he is being hunted and takes off with Marie on a search to find out who he is and why he is being hunted. On a stormy night, a young man is pulled out of the Mediterranean Sea by the crew of a fishing boat.
The second chapter in the "Bourne Trilogy," based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling espionage novels, reaches the screen in this sequel to the 2002 thriller The Bourne Identity. Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar, eventually reconnecting with Marie Kreutz (Franka Potente), the woman he loves. But Bourne is haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination.
All he wanted was to disappear. Instead, Jason Bourne is now hunted by the people who made him what he is. Having lost his memory and the one person he loved, he is undeterred by the barrage of bullets and a new generation of highly-trained killers. Bourne has only one objective: to go back to the beginning and find out who he was.
Mickey Haller is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who operates out of the back of his Lincoln sedan. Haller has spent most of his career defending garden-variety criminals, until he lands the case of his career: defending Louis Roulet, a Beverly Hills playboy accused of rape and attempted murder. But the seemingly straightforward case suddenly develops into a deadly game of survival for Haller.
The film follows the action of four stupid Charlestown, Massachusetts bank robbers as they are pursued by law enforcement. Affleck plays a professional thief who falls for a bank manager (Rebecca Hall) after a dangerous heist. He struggles with this newfound relationship whilst evading a tenacious FBI agent (Jon Hamm) looking to catch him and his crew before they rob another candy store. Based on Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves.
Some of the biggest names in comics gathered together in Seattle over the weekend to discuss the future of graphic fiction and its portrayal in the wider media arena. The videos below show all of the news and dodged questions from the Dark Horse, DC, and Comics in Hollywood panels.
Limitless, directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist), is about a man who takes a drug which enables him to use 100% of his brain capacity. This is ironic considering how the film requires it’s audience to use so little of theirs. It’s definitely one of those movies that asks you to check your brain at the door, which in itself is fine. This film, however, also asks that you check your imagination.
The first international trailer for the film about Marvel Studios' God of Thunder, scheduled for 2D and 3D theatrical release on May 6th, 2011, offers alternate scenes shows in the domestic one released last month.
Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Oscar® Winner Christoph Waltz and Cameron Diaz star in the Year’s #1 Action Comedy. Get Justice when The Green Hornet comes to 3-Disc Blu-ray 3D™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray & DVD on May 3rd, 2011.
Marvel Comics has released a teaser image for Avengers Academy #15, written by Christos Gage. The issue ties the Avengers Academy series into the Fear Itself event coming from Marvel starting in April.
The upcoming film from Summit Entertainment stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan & Vera Farmiga. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) and written by Ben Ripley (Species III), Source Code is scheduled for release April 15th, 2011.
While speaking at this weekend's Omaha Film Festival, Black -- who is also confirmed to direct the third installment of the Iron Man films -- spoke about the direction he's planning on taking the franchise.
Over 130 minutes of footage has been added to the trilogy of films -- along with plenty of bonus features -- for the upcoming extended Blu-ray release of Peter Jackson's cinematic adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. Scheduled for home release in 2011 or 2012 for $83.99
Ghostbuster Lucy is the latest entry to the Japanese Bishoujo collection based on an original character design by master illustrator, Shunya Yamashita. Sculpted by Masahiro “Gill Gill” Takahashi, she stands nearly 9 ½ inches tall (in 1/7th scale) atop a specially designed base uniquely accented with a manhole cover donning the Ghostbuster logo.
Nickelodeon hit the mark with this animated western, exceeding my expectations in overall story and bringing something refreshing to the respected genres. Westerns are in no way easy to deliver on anymore, but it seems that Hollywood is two for two with True Grit and now Rango. Not your usual western but a western regardless. Delivering fantastic animation with a superb voice cast, this film is a definite watch... for adults anyways.
While director Adam Shankman was letting the world know his excitement about the upcoming production of the 80s rock opera, he let slip another big name that will be added to the musical feature. Fans will now get to hear the 30 Rock actor lend his voice to the hits from the era of spandex and Aquanet.