Review: DEN OF THIEVES

Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber star in “Den of Thieves”

 

By Liz Lopez

Rating: B-/C+

There are only so many ways to tell a story about robbers pulling off a heist without it going into territory where it is compared to other great heist films from the past. Many times an audience will then write it off as just another “heist” film before it is viewed. Director Christian Gudegast (screenwriter of “London Has Fallen”) makes his directorial debut with “Den of Thieves” from a screenplay he wrote along with Paul Scheuring. Although I did enter the theater with the anticipation of it being totally predictable, I can say I was pleasantly surprised that it provides entertainment with both the story and performances from the lead and supporting actors. Read more »

Movie Trailer: BREAKING IN

Source: Universal Pictures

Next Mother’s Day, Gabrielle Union stars as a woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security. No trap, no trick and especially no man inside can match a mother with a mission when she is determined on Breaking In.

Producers Will Packer (No Good Deed, Obsessed) and Union (Almost Christmas, Being Mary Jane) reunite for this original thriller directed by James McTeigue (V for Vendetta, Sense8). Written by Ryan Engle (Non-Stop), Breaking In co-stars Billy Burke (Twilight series), Richard Cabral (End of Watch), Seth Carr (Black Panther) and Ajiona Alexus (Empire). Read more »

Movie Trailer: SHOW DOGS

Source: Open Road Films

Starring Will Arnett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci, SHOW DOGS is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world’s most exclusive dog show to solve his biggest case yet. Read more »

Movie Trailer: THE LODGERS

Source: Epic Pictures Group

In this gothic horror tale, a family curse confines orphaned twins Rachel (Charlotte Vega) and Edward (Bill Milner) to their home as punishment for their ancestors’ sins. Bound to the rules of a haunting childhood lullaby, the twins must never let any outsiders inside the house, must be in their rooms by the chime of midnight, and must never be separated from one another. Breaking any of these three rules will incur the wrath of a sinister presence that inhabits the house after midnight. Read more »

Movie Trailer #2: LOVE, SIMON

Source: 20th Century Fox

Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it’s a little more complicated: he’s yet to tell his family or friends he’s gay and he doesn’t actually know the identity of the anonymous classmate he’s fallen for online. Resolving both issues proves hilarious, terrifying and life-changing. Directed by Greg Berlanti (Dawson’s Creek, Brothers & Sisters), written by Isaac Aptaker & Elizabeth Berger (This is Us), and based on Becky Albertalli’s acclaimed novel, LOVE, SIMON is a funny and heartfelt coming-of-age story about the thrilling ride of finding yourself and falling in love. Read more »