Category: Crime

Summary: 
A corrupt Sheriff’s department in a rural mountain town comes undone when an unintended witness throws a wrench into their shady operation.

Year: 2021

Cinema Release Dates: 16th July 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: 2nd August 2021 (UK)

Country: USA

Director: Mike Burns

Screenwriter: Bill Lawrence

Cast: Mike Burns (Officer Frank), Kendall Dombek (Claire), Kelly Greyson (Pam), Lala Kent (Billie Jean), Jaime King (Shannon), Keagan Lasater (Pete), Megan Leonard (Joanna Kern), Tyler Jon Olson (Tom), Michael Sirow (Hank Rivers), Bruce Willis (Jack Harris)

Running Time: 95 mins

Classification: MA15+ (Australia), .R (USA)

OUR OUT OF DEATH REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Out Of Death Review:

Sometimes it is the most simplest of plots that seem to work the best. That is certainly the case for Mike Burns (Peace, Love & Beats) fictional feature debut Out Of Death that takes the western cop feel of a show like Justified and brings it to movie format.

The plot itself is pretty basic. Photographer Shannon (Jaime King – Sin City) heads to the hills to scatter her father’s ashes, but as she does so she witnesses corrupt Police Officer Billie (Lala Kent – Hard Kill) execute a man when a drug deal goes wrong.

Knowing that her actions have been witnessed Billie calls in back-up from her colleague (who burns a flame for her) Tom (Tyler Jon Olson – Force Of Nature) and her criminal master-mind and local Sheriff Hank Rivers (Michael Sirow – The Good Guy). Hank is furious at what has happened and orders Billie and Tom to ‘put down’ Shannon as quickly as they can.

Unbeknownst to them though also in the area is retired Police Officer Jack Harris (Bruce Willis – Die Hard) who has come to the hills to visit his niece Pam (Kelly Greyson – Little Boy) after the death of his wife. The result is a cat and mouse game with Billie and Tom doing all they can to kill Shannon while Jack works hard to protect her.

Out Of Death is certainly not going to win any Oscars but it certainly isn’t the worse film that you are going to watch this year either. First-time Screenwriter Bill Lawrence shows that he has some great writing talents by doing something that films like these rarely do – and that is give most of his bad guys (and gals) characterisation. Both Billie and Tom are made interesting with some pretty basic tricks – making Billie a single Mum acts as giving her at least one redeemable quality while making Tom a hard-edged character but with a flame for Billie also adds to his character. It’s a pity the same element couldn’t have also been used with Hank but he admittedly does become a token bad guy and at times you almost wonder whether or not he is needed or not.

The action sequences are largely kept pretty basic not only because of budget restraints but also because Covid restrictions restricted how many people could be on set in one day. But that back-to-basics feel actually doesn’t work against the film – instead it makes the film feel more natural which in turn at times adds to the suspense of the film.

Those Covid restriction also meant that the film’s star, Bruce Willis, could only be on set for one day, which again doesn’t show in the film. Willis does what he has to do – points his gun at a few people, snarls during face offs and throws a few punches. He is certainly not disappointing in any way.

Having said that though in a strange move from the norm it is Lala Kent and Tyler Jon Olson that carry this movie most of the time. It is a strange thing to say but they do such a great job that there are times as an audience where you find yourself wanting the point-of-view to switch back to the two villains to see what they are doing. The banter between them, especially when they discuss their life choices, is one of the highlights of the film and the two actors seem to relish the roles that they are given. In a lot of ways Kent and Olson are the reason that Out Of Death is a more pleasurable viewing experience than a lot of people would expect it to be.

Like I said Out Of Death is certainly not going to be an award-winner but at the same time you aren’t exactly going to be wasting your time by watching it either. Bruce Willis is serviceable in the film while Bill Lawrence decision to give Lala Kent and Tyler Jon Olson some interesting characters to work with makes this film a good way to waste an afternoon or evening.

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Today, Disney+ released the trailer for star-studded, comedic murder mystery “Only Murders In The Building”. The Star Original series will premiere the first three episodes on Tuesday August 31st exclusively on Disney+. 

From the minds of Steve Martin, Dan Fogelman and John Hoffman, “Only Murders In The Building” follows three strangers (Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez) who share an obsession with true crime and suddenly find themselves wrapped up in one.

When a grisly death occurs inside their exclusive Upper West Side apartment building, the trio suspects murder and employs their precise knowledge of true crime to investigate the truth. As they record a podcast of their own to document the case, the three unravel the complex secrets of the building which stretch back years. Perhaps even more explosive are the lies they tell one another. Soon, the endangered trio comes to realise a killer might be living amongst them as they race to decipher the mounting clues before it’s too late.

“Only Murders in the Building” hails from co-creators and writers Steve Martin and John Hoffman (“Grace & Frankie,” “Looking”). Martin and Hoffman executive produce along with Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Jamie Babbitt, “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman and Jess Rosenthal.

If you are an action buff then you are going to want to see Gunpowder Milkshake, after all our very own Dave Griffiths has just called it one of the films of the year! Want to see it now? Well Studio Canal and HEAVY Cinema may just have something for you.

Starring Lena Headey and Karen Gillan Gunpowder Milkshake feels like the kind of movie that Quentin Tarantino would surely embrace, and now thanks to Studio Canal we have some double passes to the film giveaway.

For your chance to win simply go to the Subculture Facebook page and private message us the word ‘Milkshake’.

From director Steven Soderbergh comes No Sudden Move. Set in 1954 Detroit, No Sudden Move centers on a group of small-time criminals who are hired to steal what they think is a simple document. When their plan goes horribly wrong, their search for who hired them – and for what ultimate purpose – weaves them through all echelons of the race-torn, rapidly changing city.

The film stars Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro, David Harbour, with Ray Liotta, Jon Hamm, Amy Seimetz, Brendan Fraser, Kieran Culkin, Noah Jupe, Craig muMs Grant, Julia Fox, Frankie Shaw, and Bill Duke.

Curt Goynes (Cheadle) is down on his luck. Recently released from prison, Curt is dogged by a missing “code book” and his questionable history in the underbelly of Detroit’s African-American crime syndicate. Approached by a shady go-between known only as Jones (Fraser) to do a babysitting job on the family of a low-level auto executive, Matt Wertz (Harbour), Curt sees an opportunity to climb out of the hole he’s in. But it’s not that simple. Turns out, it’s a three-man job as Jones recruits two more petty criminals, Ronald Russo (Del Toro) and Charley Barnes (Culkin) to sit with Matt’s wife, Mary (Seimetz), and two kids (Jupe, Holt) in their middle-class neighborhood while Matt plays the unlucky pawn for Jones’s mysterious boss.

Everything that can go wrong does go wrong, leading Curt and Ronald through a maze of Detroit’s midcentury criminal elite vying for interest in an ever-growing scheme of complexity and danger involving competing figures of the local crime world, like Frank Capelli (Liotta), his wife Vanessa (Fox) and Aldrick Watkins (Duke), who is often mentioned but rarely seen. Their activity draws the attention of the State Police, in particular Detective Joe Finney (Hamm), who throws yet another monkey wrench in the works as he navigates the deceptions on both sides of the law, blurring the line between them.

All of this over a piece of paper. Locked in a safe. But not the safe where it’s supposed to be. And the information on this document clearly has implications for a much broader conspiracy that entangles the myriad paper chasers in a web of double-crossing, deceit and shifting loyalties as everyone attempts to get in on the action in hopes of a mounting, monumental payday. And just like every high stakes game, there are winners and losers on both sides.

Soderbergh directed the film from a screenplay written by Ed Solomon and produced by Casey Silver, both of whom he collaborated with on his HBO series Mosaic. Julie M. Anderson executive produced.

The director’s creative team behind the scenes included Oscar-winning production designer Hannah Beachler (Black Panther) and costume designer Marci Rodgers (BlacKkKlansman), with music by David Holmes (Baby Driver, TV’s Killing Eve).

Summary:  A successful architect is approached on his trip to the Paris Airport by a chatty girl. Although the meeting seems fortuitous, soon there be a turn that will transform the encounter into something much more sinister and criminal.

Year: 2000

Cinema Release Dates: 11th June 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: 5th July 2021 (Australia), 5th July 2021 (UK)

Country: Spain, Germany, France

Director: Kike Maillo

Screenwriter: Cristina Clemente, Kike Maillo, Fernando Navarro

Cast: Tomasz Kot (Jeremiasz), Marta Nieto (Isabelle), Dominique Pinon (Jean Rosen), Athena Strates (Texel)

Running Time: 89 mins

Classification: TBC

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Stan today released the official teaser for the highly anticipated fourth season of the Stan exclusive series Yellowstone and confirmed Australia’s own Academy Award® nominated Jacki Weaver will be joining the star-studded cast this season. Yellowstone Season 4 will premiere only on Stan this Spring, same day as the US and fans of the series can expect revenge to be served ice cold after last season’s explosive finale.

Led by Academy Award® & Emmy® winner Kevin CostnerYellowstone was one of the most-watched series on US cable last year. Season three added Josh Holloway (Lost) to an all-star cast that included Luke Grimes (Fifty Shades franchise), Kelly Reilly (True Detective), Wes Bentley (American Horror Story), Cole Hauser (Rogue), Kelsey Asbille (Wind River), Brecken MerrillJefferson White (House of Cards), Forrie Smith (Better Call Saul), Denim Richards (Good Trouble) and Gil Birmingham (Animal Kingdom). Additional season three newcomers included: Eden Brolin (Beyond), Hassie Harrison (Tacoma FD) and Jennifer Landon (The Front Runner). 

In season four, Jacki Weaver (Stan Original Series BloomSilver Linings Playbook) will portray Caroline Warner; CEO of Market Equities. Also joining for the fourth season are series newcomers: Piper Perabo (Covert AffairsCoyote Ugly) who will portray Summer Higgins, an outside protestor from Portland who is against the state funded police force that protects industrialised farming and the killing of animals; Kathryn Kelly (NashvilleDolly Parton’s Heartstrings) who will portray Emily, a vet tech who soon strikes up a relationship with the new cowboy; and Finn Little (Storm Boy, Angel of Mine) who will portray Carter; a young boy reminiscent of a young Rip, with Beth deciding the ranch is the best place to teach him a lesson on how to be a man.

Weaver, Perabo and Kelly will appear in recurring roles with Little signed on as a series regular. Additionally, Will Patton has been upped to series regular for this season.

Yellowstone chronicles the Dutton family, led by John Dutton played by world-renowned actor and Oscar winner Kevin Costner. Dutton controls the largest contiguous cattle ranch in the United States. Amid shifting alliances, unsolved murders, open wounds, and hard-earned respect – the ranch is in constant conflict with those it borders – an expanding town, an Indian reservation, and America’s first national park. 

Co-created by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario) and John Linson (Sons of Anarchy), Yellowstone’s executive producers include John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Kevin Costner, David C. Glasser, Bob Yari and Stephen Kay.

Yellowstone Season 4 will premieres this Spring only on Stan, same day as the US. 

All previous seasons of Yellowstone are available to stream only on Stan now.

New Line Cinema’s “The Many Saints of Newark” is the much-anticipated feature film prequel to the groundbreaking, award-winning HBO drama series “The Sopranos.” The film is set in the explosive era of the Newark riots, when rival gangsters began to rise up, challenging the all-powerful DiMeo crime family’s hold over the city.

“The Many Saints of Newark” stars Alessandro Nivola (“Disobedience,” “American Hustle”), Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (Broadway’s “Hamilton,” “Murder on the Orient Express”), Jon Bernthal (“Baby Driver,” “The Wolf of Wall Street”), Corey Stoll (“First Man,” “Ant-Man”), Michael Gandolfini (TV’s “The Deuce”), Billy Magnussen (“Game Night,” “The Big Short”), Michela De Rossi (“Boys Cry,” TV’s “The Rats”), John Magaro (“The Finest Hours,” “Not Fade Away”), with Emmy winner Ray Liotta (TV’s “Shades of Blue,” “Goodfellas”) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring” films).

Alan Taylor (“Thor: The Dark World”), who won an Emmy for his directing work on “The Sopranos,” is helming the film from a screenplay by series creator David Chase & Lawrence Konner, based on characters created by Chase. Chase, Konner and Nicole Lambert are producing the film, with Michael Disco, Marcus Viscidi, Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener serving as executive producers.

Taylor’s behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Kramer Morgenthau (“Creed II,” “Thor: The Dark World”), production designer Bob Shaw (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Sopranos”), Oscar-nominated editor Christopher Tellefsen (“Moneyball,” “A Quiet Place”) and costume designer Amy Westcott (“The Wrestler,” “Black Swan”).

“The Many Saints of Newark” was shot on location in New Jersey and New York, and several beloved characters from the original series that inspired the film are featured in the movie. During its six-season run, “The Sopranos”—widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential television drama series of all time—was honored with 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, and two Peabody Awards, to name only a portion.

Summary:  Los Angeles police officer Brian O’Conner must decide where his loyalty really lies when he becomes enamored with the street racing world he has been sent undercover to destroy.

Year: 2001

Cinema Release Dates: 20th September 2001 (Australia), 14th September 2001 (UK), 22nd June 2001 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: Out now in all regions.

Country: USA, Germany

Director: Rob Cohen

Screenwriter: David Ayer, Erik Bergquist, Gary Scott Thompson

Cast: Megan Baker (Gimel), Thom Barry (Agent Bilkins), Jordana Brewster (Mia Toretto), R.J. de Vera (Danny Yamato), Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto), Noel Gugliemi (Hector), Beau Holden (Ted Gassner), Ja Rule (Edwin), Reggie Lee (Lance Nguyen), Ted Levine (Sgt. Tanner), Chad Lindberg (Jesse), Michelle Rodriguez (Letty), Vyto Ruginis (Harry), Stanton Rutledge (Muse), Matt Schulze (Vince), Johnny Strong (Leon), Monica Tamayo (Monica), Paul Walker (Brian O’Connor), Rick Yune (Johnny Tran)

Running Time: 106 mins

Classification: M (Australia), 12-A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

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