Spiral is a new horror / mystery that has Chris Rock as Detective Banks. Banks and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation, but soon at the center of the killer’s morbid game.
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman; additional key cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Marisol Nichols, Zoie Palmer, Dan Petronijevic…
I just got the heebie jeebies as I imagined what on earth could possibly lead me to decide to slice my own arm off. The answer came quickly. Especially as I first thought that Rock’s character was in a subway underground setting. All I’d need in that situation is to see one rat, then two inching towards me. That’s if I don’t pass out from the shock and disgust of such a nightmare predicament first.
I can’t quite tell if Jackson’s character is supposed to be the bad guy. It would certainly be intriguing if he were.
Nazneen Contractor, Morgan David Jones, Edie Inksetter, K.C. Collins, Josh Stolberg, Ali Johnson Brian Cook, Leila Leigh and Christopher Tai also star.
Directed by George Nolfi, The Banker is a new drama based on the true stories of Bernard Garrett (Anthony Mackie) and Joe Morris (Samuel L. Jackson).
Garrett, a revolutionary businessman was one one of the first African American bankers in the United States. Both Garrett and Morris dared to take on the racially oppressive establishment of the 1960s by helping other African Americans pursue the American dream.
Additional key cast includes Nia Long, Nicholas Hoult, Jessie T. Usher…
I like the idea of Mackie, Jackson and Hoult on screen together. Looking forward to seeing their characters play the game and win.
Colm Meaney, Paul Ben-Victor, Gregory Alan Williams, Michael Harney, Taylor Black, James DuMont and Rhoda Griffis also star.
Directed by Tim Story, Shaft is the latest crime / action movie starring once again Samuel L. Jackson as New York City police detective John Shaft.
Shaft’s son John Shaft Jr. (Jessie T. Usher) is in town to enlist his father’s help to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death.
I don’t remember seeing the Shaft movies that came before this new instalment. All I know is that so far, I like the humour. Especially Shaft’s response to his son’s reference to James Bond: ”If that dude was real, he’d think he was me.‘
In The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ryan Reynolds is the latter and Samuel L. Jackson, the former. The bodyguard and hitman are not quite getting along. Still they must learn to work together because one of them has to testify at the International Court of Justice…
I don’t know if Reynolds and Jackson have been in a movie together before, but I’m certainly a fan of their chemistry. I’m also getting something of a The Other Guys (2010) vibe – and I’m sure that’s a good thing.