Sleepless

a/k/a Sleepless Night

sleepless

Release Date:   2/24/17; In Theaters
Genre:  Action/Thriller
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:   Baran bo Odar
Studio:   FilmNation Entertainment, Open Road Films (II), Riverstone Pictures, Vertigo Entertainment.

Cast:  Jamie Foxx (Vincent Downs), Gabrielle Union, T.I., Michelle Monaghan, David Harbour, Dermot Mulroney.

Story:   In this Sin City thriller, Las Vegas cop Vincent Downs finds himself trapped between corrupt cops and the mob underground.  When a heist goes bad, Downs’ son is snatched from his car by a group of armed men who demand the money they would have made from the robbery in exchange for returning Downs’ son alive. Meanwhile, he’s also dealing with an internal affairs investigation while trying to retrieve his son and get even with the kidnappers — all in one long night.  Downs’ mission takes him through the city’s maze of parking garages and nightclubs and has him driving sports cars through the city and engaging in hand-to-hand combat in the bowels of a casino.  Sleepless is a remake of the 2011 French film Sleepless Night.  Source:  The Wrap.

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Get Out

get-outRelease Date:   2/24/17; In Theaters
Genre:  Horror
Rating:  Unknown
Running Time:  Unknown
Director:   Jordan Peele
Studio:   Blumhouse Productions, QC Entertainment.
Cast  Daniel Kaluuya (Chris), Allison Williams (Rose), Keith Stanfield, Bradley Whitford (Dean), Caleb Landry Jones, Catherine Keener (Missy), Betty Gabriel (Georgina), Marcus Henderson (Walter).

Story:  When a young African American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener) and Dean (Bradley Whitford).  At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.  Source:  Shadow & Act, IMDB.

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Service To Men

service-to-manRelease Date:   10/16/16; Tallgrass Film Festival
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Running Time:  92 mins.
Director(s):  Aaron Greer, Seth Panitch.
Studio(s):   Gettin’ Grown Productions, University of Alabama.
Cast Morgan Auld (Eli), Christopher Livingston (Michael), Lamman Rucker (Dr. Johnson), Keith David  (Dean Holmes), Sydney Morton (Melanie), Nathan James
(ER Doctor).

Story:   In 1967, both Eli Rosenberg and Michael Dubois have a problem.  For Eli, only one medical school in the country will accept him: Meharry Medical College, an all-black medical school in Tennessee, a considerable distance from his life in Brooklyn, New York.  For Michael, only one medical school in the country will do for him: Meharry Medical College, his successful father’s alma mater, and therefore his, whether he likes it or not.

Both Eli and Michael are outsiders from radically different backgrounds forced to work together inside the pressure cooker of medical school in the turbulent 1960s.  At odds from the very moment they meet, Eli and Michael not only clash with each other, they battle the indecipherable mysteries of medicine, two warring professors, and a student body warily distrustful of both of them.  Ultimately, it is upon the anvil of riot and revolution on the day of Dr. King’s assassination, that each must answer the question that has haunted them from the beginning: is a physician, a healer, in service of self, or is their true calling “Service to Man?”

 Inspired by a true story.  Source(s):  servicetoman.com, official site; IMDB.

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