Thrillers, Sci-Fi, Gritty Crime Coming Soon 2014

These look good.

GONE GIRL  (October 3rd)


Gone_Girl_(Flynn_novel)Basic information: Directed by David Fincher.  Screenplay by Gillian Flynn based on her book.  Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike

Synopsis:  Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Why it looks good: It’s a David Fincher film.




THE ROVER  (June 13th)


movies-the-rover-stillBasic information: Directed by David Michod.  Screenplay by Joel Edgerton and David Michod.  Starring Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson

Synopsis: In a dangerous and dysfunctional near-future, a loner tracks the gang who stole his car from a desolate town in the Outback.

Why it looks good: It’s post-apocalyptic.


COLD IN JULY (May 23rd / June 27 wide release)


coldinjulyBasic information: Directed by Jim Mickle.  Screenplay by Nick Damici based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale.  Starring Michael C. Hall, Vinessa Shaw, Sam Shepard, Don Johnson

Synopsis:  In 1980s East Texas, two fathers pitted against each other in revenge must band together to uncover a darker truth.

Why it looks good: See the closest guy in the picture glaring at you? Because he says it’s going to be good, that’s why.


INHERENT VICE  (December 12th)


Paul Thomas Anderson and Joaquin PhoenixBasic information: Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.  Screenplay by Anderson based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon.  Starring Jena Malone, Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix

Synopsis:  In Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry “Doc” Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.

Why it looks good: Anderson’s films somehow manage to feel like classics the first time you watch them.  Here the director of There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights, and The Master takes on a Pynchon novel.  Classic?  Probably.


INTERSTELLAR  (November 7th)


interstellar-posterBasic information: Directed by Christopher Nolan.  Screenplay by Jonathan and Christopher Nolan.  Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway

Synopsis: A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.

Why it looks good: As long as it’s not too full of its own indoctrination (which characterizes 2010’s Inception for some critics), with  a concept this rock-n-roll nerdy in the hands of such writing, directing, and acting talent, Interstellar could be one of the best films of the year, certainly the best sci-fi.


COMING SOON TO DVD / BLURAY / VOD (These look good, too)



An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.




A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.




Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.




An alien seductress preys upon hitchhikers in Scotland.




Some synopses from IMDb

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