We're in an odd situation: There are two movies coming out this week that I have not seen. And, at the same time, I've been sent screening copies of movies that aren't coming out for another month, including Les Mis and This Is 40. This is awards season, and being a member of the BFCA has its perks.
That's about it, actually. Early copies of movies.
Still, a pretty cool gig and I can't wait to tell you about these flicks.
Anyway, coming out this week:
Brad Pitt stars in this crime drama about a hitman tracking down the guys who knocked over a mob-run poker game. Because that's a bad idea.
Pitt again gets raves--I'd watch him read the phone book--and most of this flick looks like it works with an indie feel. Solid supporting cast, too. It's probably not going to pull down awards but will have its fans. Can't wait to see it.
An odd time for a horror release, but a good movie will pull in people no matter when it's released.
That said, this is a continuation of the story in The Collector but expands the world without being a direct sequel. Early reviews say the torture horror film has some good characters and chills without relying on gimmicky, gory deaths.