KILL ME THREE TIMES

Kill Me Once! Opening with the protracted and complicated murder of Alice (Alice Braga), the Australian hit man comedy, Kill Me Three Times, sets the table without explain the players involved or the motives behind their actions. The culprits are a dentist with a gambling problem, Nathan (Sullivan Stapleton), and his assistant/wife, Lucy (Teresa Palmer). Only, they aren’t just murdering Alice, they are switching her dental records with Lucy’s and framing the murder to look like an accident. Too bad they aren’t very good at it. Murder is something you should leave to the professionals, like Charlie Wolfe (Simon Pegg) … Continue reading KILL ME THREE TIMES

CUT BANK

Cut Bank, Montana proudly boasts to be the coldest city in the United States. No doubt true in the winter, but the summer finds a completely different weather pattern, and the only thing cold in Cut Bank is the people. Georgie (Bruce Dern) is long time mailman who has grown tired of his job and the people he sees. Thankfully, he is shot dead while delivering mail to the good folks of Cut Bank. Conveniently, Georgie’s murder is captured on video while Dwayne (Liam Hemsworth) tapes his girlfriend, Cassandra (Teresa Palmer) practicing her pageant routine. Even more convenient, there happens … Continue reading CUT BANK

Movie Beat – 06.07.13

Dirty Wars – One part documentary, one part recreation, and one part storytelling excellence equals the adaptation of Jeremy Scahill’s latest book of investigative journalism.  Scahill has been on the front lines for the war on terror since 1998, years before the phrase was even coined. Based on his book of the same name, Scahill tracks down the hidden war, the war that is happening behind the war we see on TV, the dirty war that might be the real reason for a decade-plus and two wars that Americans have fought abroad. Conspiracies, corruption, cover-ups, just another day in Afghanistan. Written by … Continue reading Movie Beat – 06.07.13

Movie Beat – 02.01.13

As Luck Would Have It – With echoes of Billy Wilder’s Ace in the Hole, comes a very dark comedy from Spanish director Alex de la Iglesia about a man who will go to great lengths to take care of his family. Roberto (José Mota) is having a terrible time and his wife, Luisa (Salma Hayek), is trying to help out, but doesn’t have a clue how bad the situation is. Roberto has a terrible car accident, and finds himself with an opportunity on his hands. Because of the freak nature of the accident, Roberto becomes the center of a wild media … Continue reading Movie Beat – 02.01.13