Tag Archive: thrills

Cheap Thrills posterWe’ve been beating the drum for Cheap Thrills, Evan L. Katz’s directorial debut, ever since catching its world premiere at the SXSW film festival a little over a year ago. It’s a sharp, funny, and twisted dark comedy about two guys (Pat Healy and Ethan Embry) who become the pawns in a game where a rich couple (David Koechner and Sara Paxton) offer them… Continue reading David Koechner Has a Warning For Anyone Who Talks or Texts During 'Cheap Thrills' (Exclusive)

In this week’s column, we round up four new distribution deals, five films opening this weekend, and one great trailer. 

New Deals

Life Without PrincipleJohnny To’s thriller Life Without Principle, which debuts today at the Venice Film Festival, has been acquired for North American distribution by Indomina, according to Film Business Asia. Lau Ching Wan, Richie Jen and Denise Ho star as characters under financial… Continue reading Indie Insights: Hong Kong Thrills, 'Sarah Palin' Deal, 'Black Power' Trailer  

Review in a Hurry: Heil, Helen! Decades after World War II, the Queen of England—Helen Mirren, that is—hunts a former Nazi doctor who escaped incarceration. Sounds irresistible, yes? Strong performances and direction make this gripping espionage thriller a mission accomplished.… Continue reading Movie Review: The Debt Packed With Nazi-Huntin' Thrills and First-Class Talent

Fernando Alonso produced a sensational start to the Spanish Grand Prix to the delight of his fans around Barcelona’s Circuit de Catalunya … Continue reading Alonso thrills crowd with stunning start

Source Code, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle MonaghanReview in a Hurry: It’s Groundhog Day at Ground Zero, as Jake Gyllenhaal has to keep reliving the last eight minutes of a bomb victim’s life, over and over, until he’s able to identify…