Movie Review: LIFE

LIFE movie poster | © 2017 Sony Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Olga Dihovichnaya, Ariyon Bakare, Hiroyuki Sanada Writers: Rhett Reese & Paul Wernick Director: Daniel Espinosa Distributor: Columbia/Sony Release Date: March 24, 2017 The new movie LIFE has a very obvious ancestor. That would be 1979’s ALIEN. There is no shame in following in that movie’s viscera trail (this reviewer challenges anyone to come up with an exact accurate number of how many have tried), so long as it’s done well. LIFE indeed is done pretty well, though it’s got a couple of confusing action sequences and, surprisingly, no jump scares. Director […]Read On »

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Interview: THE KILLING star Joel Kinnaman on EASY MONEY and ROBOCOP remake

Joel Kinnaman in EASY MONEY | ©2012 Weinstein Company

Television mystery fans know him as the rule-breaking, dogged Seattle police detective Steven Holder on THE KILLING. Science-fiction film fans are looking forward to his portrayal of the title character in the upcoming remake of ROBOCOP. But in his native Sweden, Joel Kinnaman is already well-known for his star turn as Johan “J.W.” Westlund, a college student turned out-of-his-depth drug trafficker in EASY MONEY. Based on the best-selling novel SNABBA CASH by Jens Lapidus, EASY MONEY is a mixture of crime thriller and social commentary as we see how a group of diverse people clash over a complicated mixture of […]Read On »

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Movie Review: EASY MONEY

EASY MONEY poster | ©2012 The Weinstein Co.

Rating: R Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Matias Padin Varela, Dragomir Mrsic, Lisa Henni, Dejan Cukic, Annika Whittenbury, Lea Stojanov, Fares Fares Writer: Maria Karlsson, in cooperation with Daniel Espinosa, Fredrik Wikstrom, Hassan Loo Sattarvandi, based on the novel SNABBA CASH by Jens Lapidus Director: Daniel Espinosa Distributor: The Weinstein Co. U.S. Release Date: July 13, 2012 Based on Jens Lapidus’ bestselling novel SNABBA CASH, EASY MONEY makes the point that some of the most horrible situations can come out of a bunch of people, each with different personal agendas, trying to do the right thing by their own lights. EASY MONEY […]Read On »

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