...Outsiders? C. Thomas Howell as the hero, a young Jennifer Jason Leigh as the unfortunate girlfriend, and a menacingly evil Rutger Hauer, in full Hannibal Lecter-mode, as the titular Hitcher. As a horror film it?s moderately successful, hanging...
Now Playing Synopsis: Bram Stoker's timeless tale of supernatural romance gets filtered through the lens of Italian horror legend Dario Argento in this lavish horror tale starring Thomas Kretschmann as the titular Count. Summoned to Transylvania by the reclusive Count Dracula, Passo Borgo librarian Jonathan Harker (Unax Ugalde) soon discovers that his beloved wife Mina (Marta Gastini) is in grave danger. The Count is determined to take Mina as his bride, and even the renowned vampire slayer Abraham Van Helsing (Rutger Hauer) may be powerless to stop him. Meanwhile, as a mysterious local woman (Asia Argento) falls under the Count's malevolent spell, Harker races to save Mina from a fate far worse than death. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Thomas Kretschmann, Asia Argento, Marta Gastini, Rutger Hauer, Unax Ugalde Movie Details Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: A young woman is drawn into a strange confidence game after fate leaves her high and dry in this drama from filmmaker Alicia Scherson. Bianca (Manuela Martelli), who is in her late teens, and her younger brother Tomas (Luigi Ciardo), are devastated by the unexpected death of their parents, and are uncertain how they'll hold on to the apartment that has been their family home. Bianca takes a job with a hair stylist, and Tomas becomes a gofer at a fitness center. Neither job seems promising until Tomas strikes up a friendship with a pair of bodybuilders (Nicolas Vaporidis and Alessandro Giallocosta) who invite themselves into the family home. The bodybuilders are far better at looking after things than the siblings, and they also seduce Bianca while offering Tomas plenty of advice on the opposite sex. Before long, Bianca and Tomas discover the bodybuilders have an ulterior motive for being so helpful: they've hatched a scheme to swindle a former movie star, Mr. Bruno (Rutger Hauer), who has gone blind and rarely leaves his mansion. The bodybuilders wants Bianca to sleep with Bruno in order to gain his trust and find out how to get their hands on his money, but after spending time with Bruno, she finds herself too intrigued by the damaged but charismatic actor to cheat him. Il Futuro (aka The Future) was an official selection at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Manuela Martelli, Rutger Hauer, Luigi Ciardo, Nicolas Vaporidis, Alessandro Giallocosta Movie Details Play Trailer Movie Review
Now Playing Synopsis: Director Paula van der Oest teams with screenwriter Greg Latter to tell the inspirational story of Ingrid Jonker, the volatile South African poet whose insatiable passion has drawn frequent comparisons to Sylvia Plath, and whose remarkable talents inspired hope at the height of the struggle against apartheid. Cape Town, South Africa: the 1960s. Free-spirited Ingrid Jonker (Carice van Houten) is fighting to recover from a recent breakdown in Amsterdam as she searches for the words to express her inner turmoil. Meanwhile, her inability to experience true love plunges her into a series of tempestuous affairs, and her defiant opposition to the injustice of apartheid puts her at odds with her stern father (Rutger Hauer), who's also the Minister of Censorship . Later, Jonker witnesses a tragedy that scars her soul while writing the poetry that will touch the hearts of millions. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Carice van Houten, Liam Cunningham, Graham Clarke, Nicholas Pauling, Candice D'Arcy, Rutger Hauer Movie Details Movie Review
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