Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 71% (Critics) / 66% (Audience) Directed By: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Written By: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Rowan Joffe, E.L. Lavigne, and Jesus Olmo Starring: Jeremy Renner, Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Harold Perrineau and Robert Carlyle Studio: Fox Atomic
Synopsis: The sequel to Danny Boyle’s 28 DAYS LATER, 28 WEEKS LATER takes place six months after the initial rage virus outbreak. The U.S. military is helping set up a safe zone in London for survivors to rebuild and repopulate. But things do not go according to plan.
In the heart of Jakarta lies a rundown apartment infested with druggies and drifters. It’s ruled by a ruthless drug lord who uses the tenement to shelter his junkie customers, pushers, enforcers and brutal killers. The apartment block is considered untouchable by even the bravest of police – until one early morning when, cloaked under dawn’s darkness – an elite SWAT team, led by officer Rama (Uwais), raids the peril-filled structure. As Rama’s squad races between the maze of rooms and floors, encountering a barrage of gunfire, machetes, and ruthless hand-to-hand combat around every corner, the stakes get higher and higher building to an explosive crescendo and an ultimate battle. – Collider
The Cardigans‘ cover of Black Sabbath‘s “Iron Man” is another example of what I truly love about cover songs…when the artist doing the covering transforms the song to the point that it is not even recognizable or has been changed around to fit an entirely different musical genre. In the case of this version of “Iron Man” The Cardigans do their very best Portishead impression to make the dark rock anthem something a bit less heavy and foreboding but still cool. The Cardigans – Iron Man
A troubled teen moves across country from the suburbs of Connecticut to the mean streets of some unnamed slum in Los Angeles Valley. Immediately upon his arrival he draws the ire of the local gang leader and develops an attraction with the gang leaders girlfriend that leads to a series of run-ins with the gang and a final battle that only one will walk away from.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85% (Critics) / 86% (Audience) Directed By: Josh Trank Written By: Max Landis and Josh Trank Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly and Alex Russell Studio: 20th Century Fox
Synopsis: Three high school students make an incredible discovery that gives them all telekinetic abilities. Their powers bring them closer together in the beginning but before long one of the friends gives in to his darker impulses and events careen out of control.
Loveless, jobless, possibly terminally ill, Frank has had enough of the downward spiral of America. With nothing left to lose, Frank takes his gun and offs the stupidest, cruelest, and most repellent members of society. He finds an unusual accomplice: 16-year-old Roxy, who shares his sense of rage and disenfranchisement. – IMDB
Die Antwoord is a South African hip-hop trio (there is a DJ to go along with the photogenic twosome in the picture) with a pretty singular style and sound about them. “I Fink U Freeky” is their newest song and it has grown on me like a malicious tumor. The video for the song also may be the greatest thing to ever appear on YouTube this side of the Spirit of Truth.