WARNER BROS. PICTURES TO BRING CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S ACCLAIMED EPIC “DUNKIRK” BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN on December 1, 2017

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WARNER BROS. PICTURES TO BRING CHRISTOPHER NOLAN’S

ACCLAIMED EPIC “DUNKIRK” BACK TO THE BIG SCREEN 

Select IMAX® and 70mm engagements will give audiences one last chance to see
one of the year’s best-reviewed films the way it was meant to be seen

Warner Bros. Pictures is giving moviegoers a final opportunity to see Christopher Nolan’s sweeping epic “Dunkirk” on the big screen.  On December 1, 2017, the film will be re-released in a select limited engagement in 50 IMAX® and 70mm locations in 34 domestic markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Toronto, among others.  Following, on January 24, the film’s re-release will be expanded to include more than 250 additional locations.  The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Kroll stated, “With ‘Dunkirk,’ Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible canvas.  As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to offer audiences another opportunity to be swept up in this truly immersive moviegoing experience…whether for the first time or again.”

Originally released in July, “Dunkirk,” which tells the story of one of the most monumental events in history, was immediately embraced by critics who praised it as a “masterpiece” and “tour-de-force filmmaking.”  The film was also a worldwide box office success, earning more than $524 million to date.

From filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Interstellar,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy) comes the epic action thriller “Dunkirk.”

“Dunkirk” opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces.  Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea and home almost within sight, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.  As the story unfolds on land, sea and air, RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below.  Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats, manned by both military and civilians, embark on a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.  When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them.

“Dunkirk” features an ensemble cast, including Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

Nolan directed “Dunkirk” from his own screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen.  The film was produced by Emma Thomas and Nolan, with Jake Myers serving as executive producer.

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer Nathan Crowley, editor Lee Smith, costume designer Jeffrey Kurland, visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson and special effects supervisor Scott Fisher.  The music was composed by Hans Zimmer.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Syncopy Production, a film by Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk.”  Presented in conventional theatres and IMAX, the film is being distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

This film has been rated PG-13 for intense war experience and some language.

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JOHNNY’s BACK!!! ~ CHECK OUT the NEW TRAILER for DISNEY’s PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES – Hits theaters May 26

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Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring adventure finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack. Jack’s only hope of survival lies in the legendary Trident of Poseidon, but to find it he must forge an uneasy alliance with Carina Smyth (Kaya Scodelario), a brilliant and beautiful astronomer, and Henry (Brenton Thwaites), a headstrong young sailor in the Royal Navy. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has ever faced.

“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” also stars Kevin R. McNally as Joshamee Gibbs, Golshifteh Farahani as the sea-witch Shansa, Stephen Graham as Scrum, David Wenham as Scarfield and Geoffrey Rush as Captain Hector Barbossa.

Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg are directing “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” with Jerry Bruckheimer producing. The executive producers are Mike Stenson, Chad Oman, Joe Caracciolo, Jr. and Brigham Taylor. Jeff Nathanson wrote the screenplay. “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” drops anchor in U.S. theaters on May 26, 2017.

A CURE FOR WELLNESS – Rated R

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A CURE FOR WELLNESS – Rated R – 2 hrs. 26 mins.

Starring Dane DeHaan, Jason Issacs, Mia Goth, Adrian Schiller and Harry Groener

Director Gore Verbninski has decided to take off his pirate hat & Lone Ranger mask (He Directed 3 Pirates of the Caribbean films and the Lone Ranger too) to take us on an adventure into uncharted territory…as we venture to an elite “wellness center” that keeps its patients indefinitely…this is A CURE FOR WELLNESS!

As the company he works for begins to unravel, ambitious young executive Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), is sent to retrieve their CEO Pembroke (Harry Groener) from his present state of residence ~ a health spa in the Swiss Alps that has amazing cures for whatever might be ailing you.

Hell bent on making a name for himself, Lockhart is determined to bring back Pembroke – and fast – not only to save his company, but to propel his career on to the fast track too.

Once he finally arrives at this place of mystery and magic, a little worse for the wear – it seems that all the patients, including Pembroke, never want to leave.

As the Director of the Facility, Volmer (Jason Isaacs) begins to feel rather uneasy about Lockhart, and his abrasive ways, in order to get Pembroke out of this facility, and back to reality.

So Volmer decides that the only way for Lockhart to truly understand the healing powers that are taking place right before his very eyes, is for Lockhart to experience them himself…

Now lost in all the WELLNESS taking place, along with everyone else, Lockhart must figure out a way to get Pembroke and himself out of all his madness, before its too late…

I give A CURE FOR WELLNESS a rating between MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN OR WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD ~ Verbinski has definitely brought to life writer Justin Haythe’s tale of wellness, madness, and different levels of creep factor, all along the way. The cinematography of this film is spectacular, as the beginning scene entering the Swiss Alps by train is absolutely extraordinary. Many other the other scenes throughout the film are also as enticing as they are foreboding, leaving you to wonder what lies is store for all the patients throughout this film. So with all this incredibleness going on, why the “less than fabulous” review? As intriguing as this storyline is, there are major gaps that seem to go unanswered when it’s all said and done. And the premise of this film, although intriguing from the start, makes a few twists and turns along the way that make absolutely no sense at all, even with the “madness factor” of this film playing throughout. But, if you enjoy films filled with intrigue, mystery and quite a few tinges of creep factor all along the way…then you will want to catch A CURE FOR WELLNESS at a theater near you this weekend. But if you don’t enjoy films that leave you with lots of questions, and for some of us, totally creeped out – both visually and morally – then you just might want to wait and catch this film on DVD– so if your not feeling it in its entirely…you can just stop viewing it, and walk away…

Kathy Kaiser

SPLIT – Rated PG-13

“McAvoy is superb, regardless of which personality he chooses…”

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SPLIT – Rated PG-13 – 1 hour and 57 Minutes

Starring James McAvoy, Betty Buckley, Haley Lu Richardson, Anya Taylor-Joy and Jessica Sula

From the Writer and Director who has brought new meaning to the words suspense, panic, dismay and terror over the years, with such films as THE SIXTH SENSE, SIGNS, LADY IN THE WATER and THE VISIT ~ M. Night Shyamalan ~ comes a film reminiscent of 1976’s SYBIL, and which showcases a man trying to deal with his 24 different personalities, ranging the spectrum of age, and total dysfunction…THIS IS SPLIT!!!

When birthday girl Claire Benoit (Haley Lu Richardson), and her friends Marcia (Jessica Sula) and Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) find themselves being kidnapped by super-creeper Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy), all they can focus on is how to get away from this mad man.

As the girls are exposed very quickly to Kevin’s “alter-egos”, they realize that they are going to have to be on their game in dealing with whoever enters their room, as one minute Kevin is a woman named Patricia, the next a man named Dennis, and eventually, even a childlike personality emerges named Hedwick.

Casey decides that the best-case scenario for them all is to focus on befriending Hedwick, and gaining his trust. Not wanting to wait around for this plan to play out, both Claire and Marcia decide to enact other options for their own escapes…while Kevin’s additional personalities are beginning to surface…including the one they all really don’t want to encounter…THE BEAST!!!

Will the girls make it out of the den of terror they are being held in? Will the good Doctor Karen Fletcher (Betty Buckley) be able to help in the girls release, or will Kevin’s many personalities pick the perfect one to end it all for everyone involved???

I give SPLIT a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN! Even though I don’t usually enjoy films filled with suspense and terror around every turn, M. Night Shyamalan manages to write and direct a film that is absolutely fabulous for this genre of film. This film is even holding a candle to my fav of his films ~ THE SIXTH SENSE!!! McAvoy should be Oscar bound with his performance, if they remember by years end…his smooth transition from person –to-person in his performance is sheer perfection, as he manages to go from really scary one minute, to totally charming the next.  Betty Buckley is on her game too, playing the Dr. that seems to understand all of Kevin’s multiple personalities, and wants to help him learn to manage them in some way. Taylor-Joy is also very good playing the stoic and unsocial teenager, who ends up being the smartest one when its all said and done. If you like suspense filled drama, with a tinge of scary thrown in for good measure, then you have to check out SPLIT this weekend at a theater near you. And if you aren’t into blood and gore like me, its okay to view this film too…as Shyamalan managed to pull this one off, with just a tinge of that stuff too!!!

Kathy Kaiser

MISS SLOANE – Rated R

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“With a gripping performance, Chastain puts a really mean spin on the lobbyist profession”

MISS SLOANE – Rated R – 132 Mins.

Starring Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, John Lithgow, Jake Lacy and Sam Waterston

From Director John Madden ~ the man who has brought us classic films like SHAKEPEARE IN LOVE, PROOF and THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL – both 1 & 2, comes a film engrossed in the power of lobbyists, and defending our second amendment rights…This is MISS SLOANE!

As we meet the notoriously cruel and cunning Miss Elizabeth Sloane (Jessica Chastain), she is in the midst of power-broking yet another cause in the midst of Washington D.C.

When “the powers that be” in Washington start waging their own internal war on gun control, and our second amendment rights, Ms. Sloane must decide which side of this war she wants be on, as she uses her power and finesse to broker their cause.

As this war rages on in Washington amongst their elite, the cool and collected Ms. Sloane will stop at nothing ~ including hurting anyone and everyone caught in her wake ~ in order to win, as that is the only thing she does…

I give MISS SLOANE a rating between WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD OR NETFLIX!! Even though Chastain once again produces an exceptional performance as the cold and calculating Sloane, for me it gets lost in the political madness portrayed on screen of our present day in D.C. Lithgow is good, so is Raw, and the British born Strong is better than average along the way too. So why the less than stellar review? Well…between the constant barrage on our second amendment rights, which just gets old after a while ~ and the consistently calculating ways of Sloane that end up getting old as this film progresses as well, I was over watching this film, way before the credits began to roll. My moralistic side was hoping all the way through too, that the storyline I was experiencing was nothing more than Writer John Perera’s fantasies of how things work in Washington, but I’m sure, in reality, it’s probably the cold and calculated truth, making me even more annoyed as this film marched on. If you love women who are calculating and cruel, as a means to an end, then you may want to catch MISS SLOANE at a theater near you this weekend. But I would suggest you wait and experience this film from the comfort of your own home, that way if your not enjoying it, like I, you can just turn it off, and go on about your day…

Kathy Kaiser

NOCTURNAL ANIMALS – Rated R

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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS – Rated R – 116 minutes

Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Armie Hammer, Isla Fisher, and Michael Shannon

It’s been seven years since FASHION DESIGNER Extraordinaire Tom Ford has sat in the Directors Chair making A Single Man, which he also wrote the screenplay for.  So it’s no surprise that he wanted to pen the screenplay this time around as well, before he could bring Austin Wrights novel Tony and Susan to life. Now, get ready, and settle in, as Ford is back in the chair, and bringing to life a storyline that you won’t soon forget…This is NOCTURNAL ANIMALS!

Caught up in pretty much loveless marriage, with no real resolution in sight, we meet Susan Morrow (Amy Adams), an art gallery owner discontented with her better than average existence.

When a manuscript arrives penned by her ex-husband, Novelist Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal), Susan finds herself engrossed in its pages, but dismayed at the fact that it is dedicated to her.

As the storyline of this novel unravels, Susan isn’t sure exactly how to take this book, as its characters are becoming way to real for her. And so is all the craziness and destruction that is unfolding within its pages…

I give NOCTURNAL ANIMALS a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN ~ Adams is perfectly cast in this role, as is Gyllenhaal, as you follow them into their past, and the alter-persona that Susan envisions for Gyllenhaal’s character too. Ford found a way to not only bring Wright’s novel to life, but to bring out outstanding performances from his lead actors as well! And I especially enjoyed the way this film plays out one minute in real-time, and one minute from the novel the next, as Nocturnal Animals will definitely keep your attention throughout each and every frame. I’m expecting some Oscar buzz come awards season too, for Adams and Gyllenhaal, and Ford might even get a Best Director nod too!

Kathy Kaiser

Check out the NEW POSTER for NOCTURNAL ANIMALS – Hits Theaters nationwide December 9th

When you love someone you can’t just throw it away.

The past is never truly past with the new official poster for Focus Features’ NOCTURNAL ANIMALS. From director Tom Ford, the haunting romantic thriller starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson opens in select theaters on November 18th and expands to theaters nationwide December 9th.

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In Select Cities November 18

In Additional Cities November 23

In Theaters Nationwide December 9

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.

Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen

Directed By: Tom Ford (A Single Man)

Written By: Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright

Distributor: Focus Features

MPAA Rating: R

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Check out the teaser trailer for Writer & Director Tom Ford’s NOCTURNAL ANIMALS – Hits select theaters November 18th!

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Feast your eyes on Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson with a sneak peek of the new teaser trailer for Focus Features’ haunting romantic thriller NOCTURNAL ANIMALS, which just screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. From writer/director Tom Ford (A Single Man), the winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival comes to select theaters on November 18th.

In Select Cities November 18

In Additional Cities November 23

In Theaters Nationwide December 9

From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in NOCTURNAL ANIMALS.

Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen

Directed By: Tom Ford (A Single Man)

Written By: Tom Ford, based on the novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright

Distributor: Focus Features

MPAA Rating: R

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The 9th life of LOUIS DRAX -Rated PG-13

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The 9th LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX – Rated PG-13

Starring Jamie Dornan, Aiden Longworth, Sarah Gadon and Aaron Paul

Based on the novel by the same name written by Liz Jensen, we meet Louis (Aiden Longworth), a peculiar boy who is apparently destined to be one of the clumsiest children EVER, having survived many a mishap in his young life.

When Louis’s latest accident almost takes his life ~ and leaves him a coma~ his doting mother Natalie (Sarah Gadon) seeks out the assistance of Dr. Allan Pascal (Jamie Dornan), who runs a clinic for those with traumatic head injuries, hoping that he can help her ailing son.

As Dr. Pascal very quickly gets involved in Louis’s case trying to decipher what actually happened to land him in his present state, it seems that his mother is more than willing to share all the details with the good Dr., while making unsolicited advances too.

While Dr. Pascal tries to make sense of the strange images and dreams that he keeps having regarding Louis, and Louis’s father Peter (Aaron Paul) too, he must decide if what is happening to him is actual direct communication from his patient in a coma, or is it all just a figment of his overactive imagination???

I give THE 9TH LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX a rating between MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN and WAIT AND CATCH THIS FILM ON DVD: The casting is superb, proving once again that if you give Jamie Dornan good material, he can and will give you a very good performance. Paul and Gadon are good too in their respective roles, and Aiden Longworth gives a fabulous performance as young Louis as well. I even enjoyed Louis’s psychologist Dr. Perez (played by Oliver Platt) throughout this intriguing tale that makes you totally question what’s real, and what’s not! But, sadly, parts of this film seemed to move so slowly at times, that it takes away from the captivating tale unfolding on screen.  So, if you love intrigue and mystery mixed with a good dose of madness, then you will want to head out to catch THE 9th LIFE OF LOUIS DRAX at a theater near you this weekend. But, if these things aren’t your deal, then you’ll be okay waiting to catch this one on DVD, so you can experience it, and all it’s craziness, in the luxury of your very own home.

Kathy Kaiser

DON’T BREATHE – Rated R

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DON’T BREATHE ~ Rated R

 Starring Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minette and Daniel Zovatoo

Director Fede Alvarez brings a horrifying tale of craziness and terror to the big screen, as three youngsters embark on robbing a blind veteran, thinking it will be a walk in the park, but it turns out being anything but…this is DON’T BREATHE!

Pulling off small robberies here or there to raise a few bucks for FUN MONEY and to distract these teenagers from their mundane lives, we meet Money          (Daniel Zovatoo), Rocky (Jane Levy) and Alex (Dylan Minnette). Alex’s father luckily works for a security company, and he has just acquired the key’s of one of his father’s newest clients, a blind army vet (Stephen Lang) living in a mansion, and who has apparently come into a bundle of cash, after the untimely death of his daughter.

Thinking this is going to be the easiest robbery ever, Money, Rocky and Alex make their way into this man’s home, but find out very quickly, being blind is no issue for this crazy man, determined to finish all of his intruders off, no matter what it takes…

I give DON’T BREATHE a rating of MUST SEE ON THE BIG SCREEN ~ We have discussed many times before that HORROR films are not usually my genre of choice to view. But, I’m glad I decided to bite the bullet and go check out DON’T BREATHE, as this film is a masterpiece filled with on the edge of your seat suspense, rather than 2 hours of nothing but blood, guts and gore. From the very first frame to the last, you are engrossed in what will happen to these 3 foolish teenagers, as they definitely picked the wrong house to heist. Plus, there are scenes throughout that are so demented, yet so intriguing; you literally can’t take your eyes off the screen. Alvarez did a fabulous job of getting a lot from his actors, while managing to get some awesome and unexpected cinematography at the same time. Leaving me to suggest that even if you don’t usually enjoy HORROR films like me, you still have to check out DON’T BREATHE, because it will have you doing just that, as you go from one suspense filled moment to the next…

Kathy Kaiser

Matinee Chat PODCAST – Vol # 39 – Reviews of GREEN ROOM, KEANU & MOTHER’S DAY – Plus your chance to win 8 tickets to THE LINCOLN and EDGE 5 THEATERS

 

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And don’t forget to answer what MOVIE this week’s NAME THAT MOVIE TUNE and SAY WHAT came from for your chance to win 8 TICKETS To the EDGE 5 & LINCOLN THEATERS – Just place your answer in the reply section below ~ It’s that EASY!!!

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Green Room – Rated R – May Contain Spoilers

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Starring Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots, Anton Yelchin, Alia Shawkat and Callum Turner

Writer and Director Jeremy Saulnier takes us deep into the underground world of punk rock, and the outlandish lengths that some club owners will go to, in order to make sure that what happens at their place, stays at their place…THIS IS GREEN ROOM!!!

Trying to help his friends band find gigs wherever he can, Tad (David W. Thompson) manages to secure a money making show ~ finally ~ in an establishment frequented by Neo Nazi skinheads, and other lovers of this music genre…

Not sure of their surroundings in the backwoods of Virginia, things start to feel rather uneasy very early on for Pat (Anton Yelchin), Reece (Joe Cole), Sam (Alia Shawkat), and Tiger (Callum Turner), but the music must go on…

When Pat ventures by a room, and witnesses a murder, it seems that everyone in the band is now under siege, as no one is allowed to leave that has seen anything…

As bar owner Darcy (Patrick Stewart) and his Managers Daniel (Mark Webber), and Gabe (Macon Blair), try to formulate a plan to extinguish all their witnesses, it looks like no one is safe from perishing, in this desolate wasteland of a place

I give GREEN ROOM a rating of: WAIT AND CATCH THIS ONE ON NETLIX OR STREAMING. Okay, so let me get straight to the chase, Horror films are not usually my genre of choice, but I tried to stay open-minded while viewing this film anyway. Yelchin is good, Poots is too, and the few glimpses we get of Stewart are perfectly creepy and nasty as well. But, between the gapping holes in the storyline ~ for example ~ if you are held up in a bar, filled with alcohol, wouldn’t you find a way to torch the place in order to save your own skin?? Or why isn’t the very large bouncer at least attempting to try to keep those who want to kill him at bay??? Plus, I found I couldn’t get beyond the EXTREME GRAPHIC VIOLENCE every step of the way. Which leaves me to suggest that, if Horror films aren’t your thing either, then wait and catch GREEN ROOM on your small screen, without spending too much moolah!!!

Kathy Kaiser