I am not an expert on the horror genre nor do I want to be. I will very rarely review a horror movie; therefore, there will be no expectation of Evil Dead, which gets released on April 5th.
Danny Boyle is a great director.. Trainspotting, 127 Hours, and Slumdog Millionaire are all tremendous films; however, I don’t expect Trance to be on the same level as the three films previously mentioned. My opinion constantly changes on Rosario Dawson. There are times where I really like her, and there are times where I think she’s an atrocious actress. I like James McAvoy as an action hero, but as a dramatic actor, I am not convinced. We’ll see what they can bring as a team. The story looks new and fresh. Trance looks like it has some strong potential, but don’t expect it to be on the same level as some of Danny Boyle’s other films. Trance will be released on April 5th. Expectation: 75/100
Similar to what The Place Beyond the Pines has done.. The Company you Keep will also start in just 5 theaters, then get open in about 20 more, and then finally get a wide release. I have trouble understanding this marketing strategy, but this is what they are doing nonetheless. Robert Redford might be a legendary actor, but his directing is mediocre at best. With that being said, The Company you Keep does look like his most promising film to date. The cast is strong and the premise makes it look like an exciting thriller. Shia LaBeouf is disliked by many, but I tend to enjoy his work especially when he goes on the more dramatic route. The cast is extremely strong and The Company you keeps looks to be a promising thriller. To see when The Company you Keep opens near you click here Expectation: 75/100
The Place Beyond the Pines opens in roughly 25 more theaters before finally getting a wide release on April 12th. To see if it is in a theater near you click here. I have already written a review for The Place Beyond the Pines. If you have not read it, click here