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If the traditional 9-to-5 workspace has got you down, you can always turn to Office Space for a bit of spiritual camaraderie. Mike Judge’s big-brained comedy stars Ron Livingston as cubicle grunt Peter Gibbons, and he is just another number at the corporate software firm known as Initech.
In the middle of a hypnotherapy session, Peter’s therapist suffers a heart attack, trapping his patient in a state of carefree euphoria that Peter carries to work with him every day. When his nonchalance scores him a surprising promotion, Peter learns that Initech plans to downsize, inspiring him and two of his pals to sabotage the company. Featuring plenty of meme-worthy scenes and a brilliant blast of storytelling from the king of elevated laughs, Mike Judge himself, Office Space remains a classic over 20 years after it first hit screens.
In director Rob Schroeder’s Ultrasound, Mad Men alum Vincent Kartheiser stars as Glen, an unassuming everyman who just so happens to encounter some car trouble on a dark and stormy night. Seeking some help, he knocks on the door of a perfectly kind stranger named Arthur (Bob Stephenson), leading the former down an uncanny rabbit hole of deceit and mind control. Presenting a nail-biter of a story without diving into carnage and other typical screen grabs, Ultrasound does its best work as a quietly curious foray into a world that’s hard to pin down.
Post-Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe’s acting career has spiraled off into a few unexpected directions, frequently playing against the boyish coming-of-age innocence that his wizarding years imbued in the public image of the British A-lister. And when he’s not growing horns or being Weird Al, Radcliffe can also be found breaking out of South African prisons, which is exactly what we get in Francis Annan’s Escape from Pretoria. Based on true events, the film follows the story of Tim Jenkin (Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber), two political activists who are imprisoned for their radical views and behaviors. But soon after getting locked up, the duo conspire with another prisoner, Leonard Fontaine (Mark Leonard Winter), and they hatch a plan to escape the near-impenetrable fortress.
It’s about time the world of Hellraiser received some much-needed reimagining. For years now, the franchise has seen sequel after sequel, and while Cenobite fans are always pleased to see Doug Bradley donning his Pinhead garb, the series has certainly run into its fair share of cinematic duds. But director David Bruckner has come along to get the saga on track once more. The 2022 remake stars Odessa A’zion as Riley, an on-the-mend drug addict who comes into the possession of a runic puzzle box — a mysterious device that summons an armada of hellish entities. Led by the Hell Priest (Jamie Clayton), Odessa is plunged into a fight for survival when the demonic visitors begin wreaking havoc in the real world. Bruckner’s Hellraiser reboot may not satisfy all of the saga’s diehards, but when you consider it as a gruesome yet polished homage to Clive Barker’s source novella and first batch of films, the 2022 version more than gets the job done.
British director Ridley Scott is responsible for some of the most epic box-office sensations of the last few decades, and if it wasn’t for the smashing success of his 1979 film Alien, it’s quite possible we wouldn’t have movies like Blade Runner, Gladiator, and Black Hawk Down. Sigourney Weavers stars as Ripley, one of the crew of the commercial space vessel known as the Nostromo. When the space-bound ship receives a distress signal from an in-proximity moon, the Nostromo team is tasked with investigating the beacon, only to discover a dilapidated alien ship on the surface of the lunar body. Investigating the vessel, the Nostromo crew discovers a large cavity filled with extraterrestrial eggs, one of which infamously hatches, revealing a horrific creature that impregnates a crew member, leading to one of the biggest cinema shocks of all time and a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a terrifying otherworldly adversary.
Aaron Sorkin is a master of screenwriting, particularly when it comes to non-fictional extrapolations of some of a zeitgeist’s most significant moments. Thus, there couldn’t have been a better man for the job when it came time to adapt Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book The Accidental Billionaires about the formative years of a little social media platform called Facebook and the personal and professional fallout that occurred amongst the site’s founders. Jesse Eisenberg stars as Mark Zuckerberg, with Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, Justin Timberlake as Napster’s Sean Parker, and a host of other incredible talents portraying the many movers and shakers of the web-powered phenomena that shook the nation. The Social Network was directed by David Fincher, a fitting auteur figure for the towering subject matter and a perfect pairing for the buttressing of Sorkin’s amazing script.
If Liam Neeson is the grizzled uncle of modern cinema, then Tom Hanks is the seasoned and well-spoken grandfather. Honing several roles per year, Hanks’ charisma goes a long way toward the watchability of the films he chooses, from recent fare like Finch all the way back to Cast Away, a Robert Zemeckis epic about one man’s trials and tribulations on a desert island. Hanks stars as Chuck Noland, a FedEx employee who is the sole survivor of an international parcel flight for the company. With no civilization in sight, Noland must channel his inner Darwinism to contend with the strange terrain of the unexpected tropical prison, possibly for the rest of his life. Watching Hanks’ tour-de-force performance is the biggest reason to arrive for Cast Away. Even two decades after its premiere, the film still delivers an emotionally gut-wrenching tale that makes us, and Grandpa Hanks, weep over something as simple as a volleyball.
Based on the David Wong novel of the same name, John Dies at the End is a kaleidoscopic horror-comedy of epic proportions. Chase Williamson stars as David, your typical everyman protagonist, and the story follows his mind-altering adventures alongside his gang of friends. At the center of these otherworldly jaunts is a mysterious new drug called “Soy Sauce,” a nightmarish substance accidentally injected by David that allows him to jump through time and space, into and out of alternate dimensions. The end result for us viewers? A wild trek of a film that will leave your brain hovering somewhere over a triple rainbow in a distant universe.
We all need to let loose once in a while. The same goes for Marcus (Lil Rel Howery) and Emily (Yvonne Orji), the main characters of Vacation Friends. At a resort in Mexico, the straight-lacers party it up with newfound friends, Ron (John Cena) and Kyla (Meredith Hagner). But when the week of thrills concludes, Marcus and Emily return to their normal lives. On the day of their wedding, John and Cena show up uninvited, descending a rowdy whirlwind onto the day of nuptials.
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