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Sicario

In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs. Led by an enigmatic consultant with a questionable past [Benicio Del Toro], the team sets out on a clandestine journey forcing Kate to question everything that she believes in order to survive. (C) Lionsgate

Scott’s Take

Check out Scott’s review here!

Steve’s Take

Absolutely loved Sicario. This is a must purchase tomorrow morning!

The Walk

The Walk is the true story of a young dreamer, Philippe Petit, and a band of unlikely recruits who together achieve the impossible: an illegal wire walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. With little more than nerve and blind ambition, Petit and his ragtag crew overcome daunting physical obstacles, betrayals, countless close calls and overwhelming odds to beat the system and execute their mad plan. (C) Official Site

Scott’s Take

The Walk is one that I missed in the theater which I’m pretty pissed about. Luckily, I have a 3D TV and will be watching this sucker tomorrow. I saw the documentary on Philippe Petit and it’s flooring. What an amazing true story and a great tribute to the World Trade Center.

Steve’s Take

I am in the exact same boat as Scott on this one. I will be checking this one out this week.

The Green Inferno

From acclaimed horror director, Eli Roth, THE GREEN INFERNO follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone… and that no good deed goes unpunished. (C) Submarine

Scott’s Take

I love Eli Roth’s Hostel and enjoyed half of Cabin Fever, but I have to say The Green Inferno is an absolute guaranteed to have the #1 spot on my worst films of the year article that should be up sometime tomorrow. The acting is horrendous and the over the top gore is more comical than anything. Don’t go near this one.

Steve’s Take

Straight trash!

The Visit

The terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day.

Scott’s Take

M. Night’s best film in years. The visit isn’t great, but it has a few moments of absolute hilarity and its fair share of chills. I thoroughly enjoyed The Visit. This one is a great date night movie.

Steve’s Take

Check out Steve’s review here!

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Three friends who are scouts battle zombies and attempt to save their town from the undead.

Scott’s Take

This is probably the one movie from 2015 that I know absolutely nothing about. I haven’t seen a trailer for it, didn’t get a screening invite for it, therefore have absolutely nothing positive or negative to say about it.

Steve’s Take

See Scott’s take.

Captive

A thrilling drama about the spiritual collision of two broken lives. When Brian Nichols -on the run as the subject of a city wide manhunt and desperate to make contact with his newborn son – takes recovering meth addict Ashley Smith hostage in her own apartment, she turns for guidance to Rick Warren’s best-selling inspirational book, The Purpose Driven Life. While reading aloud, Ashley and her would-be killer each face crossroads where despair and death intersect hope.

Scott’s Take

The Captive looks like more of an after school special than it does a big budget movie. My wife wants to see it, so I guess I will go down with the ship on this one.  Some great talent for what looks like a lackluster product.

Steve’s Take

My wife does not want to see this one. I love her.

Next Week

Sicario and The Walk are my two picks of the week but don’t ignore The Visit. Stay the hell away from The Green Inferno. Next week we have a pretty big slate of releases starting off with the critical and box office smash The Martian with Matt Damon. We also have Hotel Transylvania 2, Sinister 2, Irrational Man, The Stanford Prison Experiment, the fantastic T.V. show Mr. Robot and of course Paranormal Activity 100: The Ghost Dimension. Have a great week everyone.