Friday, September 18, 2015



This week in theaters we have a truly wide variety of new entries. First up is the sci-fi sequel "Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials" which is also the most likely to succeed at the box-office. Close behind in the upcoming money-makers top 10 is the crime drama "Black Mass" featuring an Oscar-caliber performance by Johnny Depp. And just in time, I'd say, to wash out the sour taste of "Mortdecai". For those seeking some real thrills, there's the mountain-climbing drama "Everest", based on the tragic actual events that occured in 1996. And last, but maybe definitely among the least, we have the faith-based thriller/drama "Captive" starring Kate Mara and David Oyelowo in a story about book promoting. You'll see what I mean after the jump.

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.


Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Movie Image

Official Synopsis

In this next chapter of the epic "Maze Runner" saga, Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD's vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all

Film Details

Maze Runner Scorch Trials Poster
  • Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Aidan Gillen, Giancarlo Esposito, Rosa Salazar, Lili Taylor, Barry Pepper, Jenny Gabrielle, Patricia Clarkson

  • Director: Wes Ball

  • Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

  • Running Time: 131 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of violence and action, some thematic elements, substance use and language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 48% (45 fresh, 48 rotten, score: 5.4/10).
  • Metacritic: 43 out of 100 (3 positive, 21 mixed, 5 negative).


Black Mass

Official Synopsis

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

Film Details

Black Mass Poster
  • Starring: Johnny Depp, Dakota Johnson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Joel Edgerton, Juno Temple, Corey Stoll, Kevin Bacon, Adam Scott, Jesse Plemons, Peter Sarsgaard, Julianne Nicholson

  • Director: Scott Cooper

  • Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama

  • Running Time: 122 min.

  • Rating: R for brutal violence, language throughout, some sexual references and brief drug use

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 76% (105 fresh, 35 rotten, score: 6.8/10).
  • Metacritic: 68 out of 100 (28 positive, 10 mixed, 0 negative).


Everest Movie

Official Synopsis

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, EVEREST documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal. They are joined by Martin Henderson, Emily Watson, Michael Kelly and Thomas M. Wright

Film Details

Everest Poster
  • Starring: Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sam Worthington, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Martin Henderson, Michael Kelly, Elizabeth Debicki, Naoko Mori, Keira Knightley

  • Director: Baltasar Korm├íkur

  • Genre: Drama, Adventure, Thriller

  • Running Time: 121 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for intense peril and disturbing images

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 70% (90 fresh, 38 rotten, score: 6.6/10).
  • Metacritic: 63 out of 100 (21 positive, 12 mixed, 1 negative).


Captive 2015 Movie

Official Synopsis

A thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives. When Brian Nichols -on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son - takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren's best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life. While reading aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect hope.

Film Details

Captive Poster
  • Starring: Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Leonor Varela, Jessica Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers, Michael K. Williams

  • Director: Jerry Jameson

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

  • Running Time: 97 min.

  • Rating: PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 39% (7 fresh, 11 rotten, score: 4.5/10).
  • Metacritic: 40 out of 100 (2 positive, 5 mixed, 6 negative).

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