Hardcore Henry, a sci-fi action adventure filmed entirely from the perspective of the hero, puts the viewer into the action in a way that makes you feel as though you are the protagonist, and things are happening to you.
Over a decade ago Doug Liman directed The Bourne Identity, the 2002 film that kicked off the Bourne of action spy thriller series based on the story of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon), a CIA assassin suffering from extreme memory loss. As Matt Damon said in a 2007 interview, “so much of what makes [Jason Bourne] interesting is that internal struggle that was happening for him. Am I a good guy? Am I a bad guy? Why am I remembering these disturbing images?”
The Trust illustrates the well-known fact that sometimes cops go bad. This includes police officers working extremely dull administrative jobs in the evidence room of the Las Vegas Police Department, such as Waters (Elijah Wood) and Stone (Nicolas Cage). While in the past Waters and Stone had confined their law-breaking activities to selling stolen Civil Service Exams to other officers, they’re about to take things to a whole new level – with very serious consequences.
In the science fiction film The Divergent Series: Allegiant, the first of two films based on the riveting final chapter of the Divergent trilogy, the adventure continues where The Divergent Series: Insurgent left off. The faction-based society that Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) used to believe in is in tatters. Violence and power struggles rule the land; loss and betrayal are commonplace. Now Tris and Four (Theo James) have the opportunity to escape and find out what lies beyond the wall that surrounds Chicago – and leave the only home they have ever known.
It’s England in the 1970s, and an enormous new residential tower has been built at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. But this isn’t just any high-rise building. Elysium Tower is a virtual vertical city, marketed as a “sanctuary for challenging times.” Residents can enjoy everything from restaurants and entertainment to swimming pools, libraries, theaters and even a research hospital – all without leaving the “safe” confines of the high-rise in which they live.
Based on the incredible true story that you probably don’t remember hearing about in your American History class, Free State of Jones tells of Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey) and the rebellion that he lead against the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
As Eye in the Sky so aptly dramatizes, drone warfare has changed the nature of warfare, bringing with it a whole new set of moral dilemmas that those charged with taking part in drone operations must face every day.
Jane Got a Gun is a western with a twist: the protagonist is a woman, Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman), who has to defend her home and family against a group of outlaws.
As it turns out, this isn’t the first time that Jane has gone up against the ultra-violent Bishop Boys gang. But after being tormented by these outlaws in the past, Jane has now built a new life with her ex-criminal husband Bill Hammond (Noah Emmerich) and their daughter.
London Has Fallen, the sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, is based on a premise that is probably even more timely today than when it was conceived. After the British Prime Minister dies under mysterious circumstances, his funeral becomes a must-attend event for the leaders of the Western world. With security at unprecedented levels, this London gathering of the world’s most powerful leaders becomes the most protected event on earth. But that doesn’t stop a group of terrorists whose goal is to unleash their own terrifying vision of the future.
No one cares about reality anymore. At least no one in the world of Hollywood celebrity, riches and excess depicted in Director Terrence Malick’s film, Knight of Cups. In Hollywood they tell you that anything is possible. Screenwriter Rick (Christian Bale) is one of the many people who get caught up in the system and start to believe it’s true. But as Rick begins to see, it’s a world of illusions.