Archive for the ‘Thriller’ Category

A Most Wanted Man

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

All Genres:
Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | USA | Germany

Runtime: 122 min

Languages:

Director: Anton Corbijn

Tagline:

 

Writers: Andrew Bovell (screenplay), John le Carré (novel)

 

Cast: Grigoriy Dobrygin
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Homayoun Ershadi
Mehdi Dehbi
Neil Malik Abdullah
Nina Hoss
Daniel Brühl
Vicky Krieps
Kostja Ullmann
Franz Hartwig
Martin Wuttke
Vedat Erincin
Rainer Bock
Derya Alabora
Tamer Yigit

 

Plot: When a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill gotten fortune, both German and US security agencies take a close interest: as the clock ticks down and the stakes rise, the race is on to establish this most wanted man’s true identity – oppressed victim or destruction-bent extremist? Based on John le Carré’s novel, A MOST WANTED MAN is a contemporary, cerebral tale of intrigue, love, rivalry, and politics that prickles with tension right through to its last heart-stopping scene. Written by Roadside Attractions

The Purge: Anarchy

Friday, July 25th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | France

Runtime: 103 min

Languages: English

Director: James DeMonaco

Tagline: United we purge

 

Writers: James DeMonaco, James DeMonaco (characters)

 

Cast: Frank Grillo
Carmen Ejogo
Zach Gilford
Kiele Sanchez
Zoë Soul
Justina Machado
John Beasley
Jack Conley
Noel Gugliemi
Castulo Guerra
Michael K. Williams
Edwin Hodge
Keith Stanfield
Roberta Valderrama
Niko Nicotera

 

Plot: A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. Written by Anonymous

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 130 min

Languages: English

Director: Matt Reeves

Tagline: One last chance for peace.

 

Writers: Mark Bomback, Rick Jaffa, 4 credits »

 

Cast: Andy Serkis
Jason Clarke
Gary Oldman
Keri Russell
Toby Kebbell
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Kirk Acevedo
Nick Thurston
Terry Notary
Karin Konoval
Judy Greer
Jon Eyez
Enrique Murciano
Larramie Doc Shaw
Lee Ross

 

Plot: A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Deliver Us from Evil

Friday, July 11th, 2014

All Genres:
Crime, Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 118 min

Languages: English

Director: Scott Derrickson

Tagline: You haven’t seen true evil

 

Writers: Scott Derrickson (screenplay), Paul Harris Boardman (screenplay), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Eric Bana
Édgar Ramírez
Olivia Munn
Chris Coy
Dorian Missick
Sean Harris
Joel McHale
Mike Houston
Lulu Wilson
Olivia Horton
Scott Johnsen
Daniel Sauli
Antoinette LaVecchia
Aidan Gemme
Jenna Gavigan

 

Plot: In DELIVER US FROM EVIL, New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

 

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X-Men: Days of Future Past

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | UK

Runtime: 131 min

Languages: English | Vietnamese | French

Director: Bryan Singer

Tagline: His past. Our future.

 

Writers: Simon Kinberg (screenplay), Jane Goldman (story), 2 credits »

 

Cast: Hugh Jackman
James McAvoy
Michael Fassbender
Jennifer Lawrence
Halle Berry
Nicholas Hoult
Anna Paquin
Ellen Page
Peter Dinklage
Shawn Ashmore
Omar Sy
Evan Peters
Josh Helman
Daniel Cudmore
Bingbing Fan

 

Plot: Sentinels, robots that were created for the purpose of hunting down mutants were released in 1973. 50 years later the Sentinels would also hunt humans who aid mutants. Charles Xavier and his X-Men try their best to deal with the Sentinels but they are able to adapt and deal with all mutant abilities. Charles decides to go back in time and change things. He asks Kitty Pryde who can send a person’s consciousness into the person’s past to send him but she can only send someone back a few weeks because if she sends someone back further it could harm them. So Logan decides to go back himself because he might be able to withstand it. So Charles tells him that it’s Mystique who’s responsible because when she learned about the Sentinels she sought out Bolivar Trask the man who created them and killed him. She would be caught and studied and her ability to change was somehow added to the Sentinels which is why they can adapt. Logan must go to the younger Charles and ask him to help; problem is… Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

Godzilla

Friday, June 13th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | Japan

Runtime: 123 min

Languages: English | Japanese

Director: Gareth Edwards

Tagline: The world ends, Godzilla begins

 

Writers: Max Borenstein (screenplay), Dave Callaham (story)

 

Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson
CJ Adams
Ken Watanabe
Bryan Cranston
Elizabeth Olsen
Carson Bolde
Sally Hawkins
Juliette Binoche
David Strathairn
Richard T. Jones
Victor Rasuk
Patrick Sabongui
Jared Keeso
Luc Roderique
James Pizzinato

 

Plot: In 1999, the Janjira nuclear plant was mysteriously destroyed with most hands lost including supervisor Joe Brody’s colleague and wife, Sandra. Years later, Joe’s son, Ford, a US Navy ordnance disposal officer, must go to Japan to help his estranged father who obsessively searches for the truth of the incident. In doing so, father and son discover the disaster’s secret cause on the wreck’s very grounds. This enables them to witness the reawakening of a terrible threat to all of Humanity, which is made all the worse with a second secret revival elsewhere. Against this cataclysm, the only hope for the world may be Godzilla, but the challenge for the King of the Monsters will be great even as Humanity struggles to understand the destructive ally they have. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

Afflicted

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: Canada

Runtime: 85 min

Languages: English

Director:

Tagline:

 

Writers: Derek Lee (screenplay), Clif Prowse (screenplay)

 

Cast: Clif Prowse
Derek Lee
Baya Rehaz

 

Plot: Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fullest. But the trip soon takes a dark and bloody turn. Just days in, one of the men shows signs of a mysterious affliction which gradually takes over his entire body and being. Now, thousands of miles from home, in a foreign land, they must race to uncover the source before it consumes him completely. Footage meant to be travel memories may now become evidence of one of the most shocking discoveries ever captured on film…and perhaps will be their only postcard home. Written by CBS Films

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | France

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Declan Lowney

Tagline: Someone is trying to kill Alan. You’ll wish it was you.

 

Writers: Peter Baynham, Steve Coogan, 3 credits »

 

Cast: Jaspal Badwell
Elizabeth Berrington
Paul Blackwell
Darren Boyd
Steve Coogan
Phil Cornwell
Martin Crossingham
Darren Deans
Simon Delaney
Dustin Demri-Burns
Monica Dolan
Amanda Edwards
Nigel Genis
Cicely Giddings
Simon Greenall

 

Plot: When famous DJ Alan Partridge’s radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events which see Alan having to work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.

Transcendence

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | China | USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Wally Pfister

Tagline: What if a new intelligence was born?

 

Cast: Kate Mara
Johnny Depp
Rebecca Hall
Morgan Freeman
Cillian Murphy
Paul Bettany
Cole Hauser
Clifton Collins Jr.
Josh Stewart
Olivia Taylor Dudley
Cory Hardrict
Kristen Rakes
Wallace Langham
Falk Hentschel
Sam Webb

 

Plot: A terminally ill scientist downloads his mind into a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.

Locke

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

All Genres:
Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: UK | USA

Runtime: 85 min

Languages: English

Director: Steven Knight

Tagline:

 

Cast: Tom Hardy
Ruth Wilson
Andrew Scott
Tom Holland
Ben Daniels
Olivia Colman
Danny Webb
Bill Milner
Alice Lowe
Lee Ross
Silas Carson
Kirsty Dillon

 

Plot: A single phone call causes the life of a successful construction manager to unravel during his drive home.

Sabotage

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 109 min

Languages: English

Director: David Ayer

Tagline: Leave no loose ends

 

Writers: Skip Woods, David Ayer

 

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Josh Holloway
Joe Manganiello
Mireille Enos
Sam Worthington
Max Martini
Angela Kerecz
Olivia Williams
Terrence Howard
Harold Perrineau
King
Luis Moncada
Daniel Moncada
Ralf Moeller
Martin Donovan

 

Plot: Members of an elite DEA task force find themselves being taken down one by one after they rob a drug cartel safe house.

Need for Speed

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 130 min

Languages: English

Director: Scott Waugh

Tagline:

 

Writers: George Gatins (screenplay), George Gatins (story), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Aaron Paul
Dakota Johnson
Imogen Poots
Michael Keaton
Dominic Cooper
Rami Malek
Scott Mescudi
Sir Maejor
Harrison Gilbertson
Carmela Zumbado
Nick Chinlund
Ramon Rodriguez
Libby Blanton
Steven Wiig
Beth Waugh

 

Plot: Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

Enemy

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

All Genres:
Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: Canada | Spain

Runtime: 90 min

Languages: English

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Tagline:

 

Writers: Javier Gullón (screenplay), José Saramago (novel)

 

Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal
Mélanie Laurent
Sarah Gadon
Isabella Rossellini
Stephen R. Hart
Kiran Friesen
Jane Moffat
Loretta Yu
Joshua Peace
Tim Post
Laurie Murdoch
Darryl Dinn
Alexis Uiga

 

Plot: A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

RoboCop

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime: 118 min

Languages: English

Director: José Padilha

Tagline: We’ve got the future under control.

 

Writers: Joshua Zetumer (screenplay), Edward Neumeier, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Joel Kinnaman
Gary Oldman
Michael Keaton
Abbie Cornish
Jackie Earle Haley
Michael K. Williams
Jennifer Ehle
Jay Baruchel
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Samuel L. Jackson
Zach Grenier
Aimee Garcia
Patrick Garrow
K.C. Collins
Daniel Kash

 

Plot: In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years – and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit – is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

3 Days to Kill

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: McG

Tagline:

 

Writers: Adi Hasak (screenplay), Luc Besson (screenplay), 1 credit »

 

Cast: Amber Heard
Kevin Costner
Hailee Steinfeld
Connie Nielsen
Scott Burn
Richard Sammel
Eriq Ebouaney
Tómas Lemarquis
Lamont Thompson
Big John
Maï Anh Le
Philippe Reyno
Rupert Wynne-James
Yvonne Gradelet
Marc Andréoni

 

Plot: A dangerous international spy is determined to give up his high stakes life to finally build a closer relationship with his estranged wife and daughter, whom he’s previously kept at arm’s length to keep out of danger. But first, he must complete one last mission – even if it means juggling the two toughest assignments yet: hunting down the world’s most ruthless terrorist and looking after his teenage daughter for the first time in ten years, while his wife is out of town. Written by Relativity Media

Non-Stop

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Action, Mystery, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA | France

Runtime: 106 min

Languages: English | German

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Tagline: The Hijacking Was Just the Beginning

 

Writers: John W. Richardson (screenplay), Christopher Roach (screenplay), 3 credits »

 

Cast: Lupita Nyong’o
Julianne Moore
Michelle Dockery
Liam Neeson
Anson Mount
Corey Stoll
Bar Paly
Scoot McNairy
Linus Roache
O.T. Fagbenle
Jon Abrahams
Nate Parker
Omar Metwally
Jason Butler Harner
Charlotte Kirk

 

Plot: An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

Welcome to Yesterday

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

All Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Year: 2014

Country: USA

Runtime:

Languages: English

Director: Dean Israelite

Tagline: To fix the past, would you risk your future?

 

Writers: Jason Pagan, Andrew Stark

 

Cast: Sofia Black-D’Elia
Amy Landecker
Jonny Weston
Ginny Gardner
Katie Garfield
Gary Weeks
Alexandra Bartee
Gary Grubbs
Cameron Fuller
Sam Lerner
Agnes Mayasari
Allen Evangelista
Michelle DeFraites
Patrick Johnson
Hillary Harley

 

Plot: A group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. However, things start to get out of control.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

Monday, December 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Horror, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA

Runtime: 84 min

Languages: English

Director: Christopher Landon

Tagline:

 

Cast: Molly Ephraim
Katie Featherston
Andrew Jacobs
Richard Cabral
Crystal Santos
Chloe Csengery
Jorge Diaz
Jessica Tyler Brown
Diana Danger
Eddie J. Fernandez
Micah Sloat
Catherine Toribio
Noemi Gonzalez
Wallis Barton
David Fernandez Jr.

 

Plot: After being “marked,” Jesse begins to be pursued by mysterious forces while his family and friends try to save him.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Monday, December 30th, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Drama, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: USA | Russia

Runtime: 105 min

Languages: English

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Tagline:

 

Writers: Adam Cozad, David Koepp, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Keira Knightley
Chris Pine
Kevin Costner
Kenneth Branagh
Gemma Chan
Nonso Anozie
Colm Feore
Karen David
David Paymer
Julisita Salcedo
Ancuta Breaban
Hannah Taylor Gordon
Lee Nicholas Harris
Peter Andersson
Deborah Rosan

 

Plot: Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.

Dhoom: 3

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

All Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller

Release Year: 2013

Country: India

Runtime:

Languages: Hindi | English | Tamil | Telugu

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya

Tagline:

 

Writers: Aditya Chopra (story), Vijay Krishna Acharya, 1 credit »

 

Cast: Aamir Khan
Katrina Kaif
Tabrett Bethell
Kim DeJesus
Abhishek Bachchan
Bipasha Basu
Riya Ray
Uday Chopra
Elizabeth Reiners
Diana Penty
Jacqueline Scislowski
M’laah Kaur Singh
Don Kress
Jackie Shroff
Berkeley Clayborne

 

Plot: Trained as a circus entertainer by his father, the adult Sahir co-stars in a circus alongside the gymnast Aaliya, though his true motive is to rob the show’s owners, whom he believes were responsible for his father’s murder.