Entries in Category ‘Crime’

Director(s): John Ketcham Writer(s): Matt DeJong & Charles Wilkinson Starring: Estella Warren, John Hannah , John Kapelos Because “psychological thriller” is just another way of saying “something you’d see on Lifetime.” This is another “Based on a true story” film where events and characters are changed for dramatic effect, although there usually isn’t much dramatic […]

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Director(s): Barbara Kopple (Wild Man Blues) Writer(s): Jessica Kaplan & Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Abandon) Starring: Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips The original writer of Havoc, Jessica Kaplan, had her script purchased before her 18th birthday. The script languished in development hell for a couple years, with Traffic scribe Stephen Gaghan eventually finalizing the shooting script. Sadly, […]

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Director(s): Jason Ensler Writer(s): William Tepper Starring: Ray Romano, Kevin James, Burt Reynolds, Kim Coates, Michael Rapport There are going to be some critics that say Grilled isn’t a good movie. They’re going to say that it’s too short, isn’t funny, is too wacky for its own good, and that its premise is a one-note […]

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Director(s): Shayne Worcester Writer(s): Shayne Worcester, Kyle Rankin & Efram Potelle I let The Girl in the Basement sit in a pile for about two months before watching it a few nights ago. The Asylum has a bad tendency to treat their pick-ups as second-rate material, so I’m usually not to eager to sit through […]

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Get a Clue Release Date: 2002 Genre: Comedy | Crime | Family Director(s): Maggie Greenwald (Songcatcher) Writer(s): Alana Sanko Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Bug Hall, Ian Gomez Get a Clue is a Disney Channel movie starring a pre-fame, post-Parent Trap Lindsay Lohan. It was made for ten year old girls to enjoy, and features a lot […]

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The Game is Dead Release Date: 2005 Genre: Crime | Drama Director(s): Shaheed Shaheed Writer(s): Shaheed Shaheed Starring: Shaheed Shaheed, Treach, Aaliyah Hi The Game is Dead is a low budget urban film that is nearly two hours long. As if you weren’t already not going to watch The Game is Dead, that should solidified […]

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Foolproof Release Date: 3 October 2003 (Canada) Genre: Action | Comedy | Crime Directors: William Phillips Writers: William Phillips Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Kristin Booth, Joris Jarsky After a memorable performance as Van Vilder in the movie by the name same, I was pretty sure that the witty Ryan Reynolds was on his way to supporting […]

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East New York Release Date: 5 December 2005 (USA) Genre: Action | Crime Director(s): Joseph Johnson Writer(s): Joseph Johnson & Dwayne “DC” Coles (Secret Indictment) Starring: Jonathan Campbell, Javier Corniell and Debbie Laruy If East New York did anything worthwhile for me, it was that it made me chuckle towards its beginning. It’s here that […]

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Dot.Kill Release Date: 13 December 2010 (Belgium) Genre: Crime | Thriller Director(s): John Irvin (Raw Deal, Hamburger Hill) Writer(s): Andrew Charas & Robert Malkani Starring: Armand Assante, Sonny Marinelli, Raffaello Degruttola I haven’t reviewed a good, old fashioned, direct-to-video detective film in quite a while. That’s exactly what Dot.Kill is. Starring the always awesome, often […]

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Dope Game 2 Release Date: 28 October 2003 (USA) Genre: Action | Crime Director: Ed Quiroz & Jose Quiroz (both of Dope Game, Drug Lordz) Writer: Ed Quiroz & Jose Quiroz (both of Dope Game, Drug Lordz) Staring: David Dyno Rocha, Jose Rosete, David Petersen For the past five years, rap moguls Ed & Jose […]

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