Movies

Terminal

Crime, Thriller
Available on VOD: 2 mei 2019
Director: Vaughn Stein
Cast: Margot Robbie (Suicide Squad, I Tonya), Simon Pegg (Star Wars Saga, Star Trek, Ready Player One, Hot Fuzz), Dexter Fletcher (Kick-Ass), Mike Myers (Bohemian Rhapsody, Austin Powers), Max Irons (The Wife, Condor)

In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, TERMINAL follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor, and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.

Reviews
  • In.ign.com:  Margot Robbie’s found her niche in intelligent, yet manic characters who delight in their homicidal tendencies. Cold and calculating, this role trumps her comic book criminal thanks to a grounded performance and justifiable reasoning for the madness.
  • Theplaylist.net: It’s beautiful, if not brilliant, and fun to watch.
  • LAtimes.com: Robbie is fascinating to watch.
  • Eyeforfilm.co.uk: There's also Margot Robbie, whose film this is. Not just because she's got a producer credit, but because top and tail, ear to toe, she makes it. She's all the best things in the film, her ability to pivot (both figuratively and literally) made good use of in hauteur and heels, in pose and proposal, in all the ways so tragically underused by Suicide Squad.
  • Doblu.com: A dazzling swirl of color and light play, saturating this noir with superior abstract visuals.
  • Flickeringmyth.com: You can *never* go wrong with an unhinged Margot Robbie. Fitfully entertaining thanks largely to a scene-stealing, against-type performance from Simon Pegg.
  • Joblo.com: Quite fun to watch Robbie and Myers mug around in this type of movie.
  • UKFilmReview.co.uk: Their chemistry is odd and welcome, and Pegg's delivery is particularly impeccable.

Backtrace

Action, Crime
Available on VOD: 9 mei 2019
Director: Brian A Miller
Cast: Sylvester Stallone (Expendables, Rambo, Creed), Matthew Modine (Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises), Ryan Guzman (Step Up 4 Miami Heat, Pretty Little Liars), Colin Egglesfield (Something Borrowed, The Client List, All My Children), Meadow Williams (Den of Thieves)

A heist-gone-wrong in a quiet town results in multiple deaths – and a survivor, MacDonald, whose wounds left him unable to remember where the 20 million dollar is stashed. When a mysterious trio break MacDonald out of a mental hospital to recover the cash, they inject him with an experimental serum that sends his mind careening into other eras – and revealing the secrets of his mind. As a local cop (Stallone) and an FBI agent close in, MacDonald fights to recall the robbery before a long-forgotten enemy follows the clues and catches up to him.

Reviews
  • Backtothemovies.com: Sly shines in this compelling flick. Backtrace stands above most of the straight to VOD actioneers with a compelling turn by Matthew Modine with a foundation of Sylvester Stallone’s on-screen gravitas.
  • Blazingminds.co.uk: a movie that had me glued to from start to finish, with it opening with all guns blasting with Mathew Modine in a shootout when a heist goes wrong and then moving along with the introduction of Stallone character with the heart-pounding opening soundtrack.
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