Thriller/Suspense

[6.0] Arnold Schwarzenegger is a witness protection agent trying to keep Vanessa Williams alive long enough to testify against her former employer, a manufacturer of new, deadly high tech assault weapons. Matters are made worse when Arnold realizes members of his own team are working against him. Eraser is a summer-time explosion movie with non-stop action. It mostly satisfies as a popcorn flick, but could …

[7.0] Ethan Embry stars as a husband and father who moves his family to a new home where a mentally ill man (Pruitt Taylor Vince) committed murder. Embry’s character is a painter, and through supernatural means, develops a connection to the killer through his paintings. Before long, the killer begins murdering children and directly seeks out Embry’s daughter (Kiara Glasco). After repeated encounters with the …

[7.5] Director James Cameron (Terminator, The Abyss) re-teams with Arnold Schwarzenegger to bring this action comedy to the big screen. Arnold plays a married man who keeps his occupation a secret from his wife, played by Jamie Lee Curtis. What Curtis doesn’t know is that he’s not really a computer sales person. He’s actually a spy for a secret government agency. When Arnold learns Curtis …

[6.5] Margot Kidder (Superman: The Movie) and Jennifer Salt star in director Brian De Palma’s blatant love letter to Alfred Hitchcock. De Palma starts the movie off in a Psycho-like fashion, introducing us to an actress (Kidder) who takes a man home for a one-night stand. After we spend a good twenty minutes or so with the lovers, a woman in an apartment across the …

[5.5] James Spader plays a… well, let’s say he plays a big pussy who lets people push him around and shit all over him. But then he meets Rob Lowe, and Rob Lowe teaches him to stand up for himself and be more of a man. The two become friends, going out on the town and bringing babes back to Spader’s pad. And then Lowe …

[8.0] Isabelle Huppert stars as a woman trying to learn the identity of the man who raped her. Based on that description, I pegged Elle for a revenge story, but it’s much more complicated and interesting than that. As the film unfolds, we learn Huppert is the producer of sexually violent video games. Then we learn she’s the daughter of a mass-murderer. It’s indicated that …

[4.0] Tommy Lee Jones reprises his Oscar-winning role from The Fugitive, once again tracking down a man on the run. And once again that man happens to be innocent. Jones doesn’t know that, but we do. You’d think maybe this time the guy could be guilty. Just to shake things up a bit. Oh, well. Instead of Harrison Ford as the innocent accused, this time …

[5.0] Kris Kristofferson and Cheryl Ladd star in this sci-fi yarn about people from the future who travel into the past to kidnap the passengers of doomed plane crashes right before they die. When Kristofferson, a plane crash investigator, discovers future technology among the wreckage of a recent flight, the future sends a woman (Ladd) to intervene… and the two fall in love. Millennium is …

[7.5] Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie star in Nicolas Roeg’s (Walkabout) film about a couple in Venice trying to get along after the accidental drowning of their young daughter. At lunch one afternoon, the couple meet a pair of old women who claim to possess psychic power. They say their daughter is happy and with them, but then they urge caution — that Sutherland’s life …

[4.0] Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig star in this latest re-telling of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Kidman is a psychiatrist whose husband starts acting peculiarly. She also recognizes strange behavior in her patients and the people on the street. Eventually, with the help of Craig’s doctor character and a scientist played by Jeffrey Wright (TV’s Westworld), she discovers an epidemic has taken root across …

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