It’s probably true that most people have information on their phones that could destroy their lives or somebody else’s, then again that doesn’t excuse the fact that some individuals are just terrible people. Intimate Strangers is a film about one night that goes terribly wrong because everyone has a secret to hide.
Oh God…can you believe that at one point Sacha Baron Cohen was set to star as Freddie Mercury? Dodged that bullet. There is no denying that Freddie Mercury is one of the greatest and most iconic voices in the history of music. But not many people in today’s age know the rise and fall of the band Queen.
It has been a busy year for Christian movies especially actress Madeline Carroll who has been in three films this year I Can Only Imagine, God Bless the Broken Road, and now Indivisible. One thing I credit the Christian genre for doing is bringing to light real-life stories of people who we would have never seen or known about otherwise. Here we have another film based on the True Story of Army chaplain Darren Turner (Justin Bruening) who deploys to Iraq during the height of the War in 2007.
Last year when I watched Geostorm and saw Gerard Butler save the world from a giant climate change death star from space that blew up a stadium with lightning, I knew that Butler was forever destined to be the action star of horrible films that we need but don’t deserve. If you are not coming into Hunter Killer with the expectation that this is going to be the schlockiest (it’s a word) films you’ve seen all year, then you are doing Hollywood wrong. Well, I’m happy to report that if it is Schlock you want, it is schlock you are going to get.
The old school slasher genre of horror is pretty much dead these days. The general thinking, however, is that if there is one franchise to bring life to the dying breed, it’s Michael Myers and Halloween. I don’t know how many Halloween films there has been, but I’m positive that at least 8-9 of them have been retconned to make this new film work (suck it Rob Zombie).
Maybe there is a reason that the Communist Chinese government is cracking down on tax fraud in the country because how the hell is Chow Yun-fat worth 700 million dollars? Chinese actors seem to make bank in their home country and for good reason because if it wasn’t for Chow Yun-fat, Project Gutenberg would be a confusing unwatchable dumpster fire (with subtitles).
Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past in 1969. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell. A young concierge greets the strangers: a down-on-his-luck priest, a singer, an impressionable Southern girl and her older sister, a vacuum cleaner salesman, and a charismatic cult leader.