Friday, October 31, 2014



Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • NIGHTCRAWLER (Open Road Films / R / Wide)
  • BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP (Clarius Entertainment / R / Wide)
  • HORNS (Radius-TWC / R / Limited)
  • SAW (Lionsgate Films / R / Wide)

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



Official Synopsis

NIGHTCRAWLER is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling -- where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents. Aided by Rene Russo as Nina, a veteran of the blood-sport that is local TV news, Lou thrives. In the breakneck, ceaseless search for footage, he becomes the star of his own story.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed,

  • Director: Dan Gilroy

  • Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

  • Running Time: 117 min.

  • Rating: R for violence including graphic images, and for language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 94% (123 fresh, 8 rotten, score: 8.2/10).
  • Metacritic: 76 out of 100 (38 positive, 7 mixed, 0 negative).


Before I Go To Sleep

Official Synopsis

A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life - as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Mark Strong) and even her husband (Colin Firth).

Film Details

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  • Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff

  • Director: Rowan Joffe

  • Genre: Mystery, Thriller

  • Running Time: 92 min.

  • Rating: R for some brutal violence and languag

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 38% (36 fresh, 57 rotten, score: 5.1/10).
  • Metacritic: 40 out of 100 (4 positive, 17 mixed, 7 negative).

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Horns (2014)

Official Synopsis

Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns is a supernatural thriller driven by fantasy, mystery and romance. The film follows Ig Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe, "Harry Potter" films), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses - an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend's tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, James Remar, Kathleen Quinlan, Heather Graham, David Morse, Joe Anderson

  • Director: Alexandre Aja

  • Genre: Horror, Fantasy

  • Running Time: 120 min.

  • Rating: R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, disturbing violence including a sexual assault, language and drug use

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 45% (43 fresh, 52 rotten, score: 5.3/10).
  • Metacritic: 46 out of 100 (6 positive, 21 mixed, 5 negative).


Saw Re-Release

Official Synopsis

The directorial debut from filmmaker James Wan, this psychological thriller comes from the first screenplay by actor Leigh Whannell, who also stars. Whannell plays Adam, one of two men chained up in a mysterious chamber. The other, Dr. Gordon (Cary Elwes), like Adam, has no idea how either of them got there. Neither of them are led to feel optimistic by the man lying between them dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Together, Adam and Dr. Gordon attempt to piece together what has happened to them and who the sadistic madman behind their imprisonment is. Also starring Danny Glover and Monica Potter, Saw premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.

Film Details

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  • Starring: Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer, Ken Leung

  • Director: James Wan

  • Genre: Horror, Thriller

  • Running Time: 103 min.

  • Rating: R for strong grisly violence and language

Critical Reception

  • Rottentomatoes: 48% (87 fresh, 94 rotten, score: 5.5/10).
  • Metacritic: 46 out of 100 (10 positive, 12 mixed, 10 negative).

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