Jacob’s Ladder

Release Date:  8/23/19; In Theaters
Genre:   Drama/Horror
Rating:  R
Director:  David M. Rosenthal
Studio(s):   LD Entertainment, Gaeta/Rosenzweig Films
Running Time:  89 mins.
Cast:  Michael Ealy, Jesse Williams, Nicole Beharie, Karla Souza, Joseph Sikora.

Story:  Remake of the 1990 cult classic directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Tim Robbins.  The new films follows the same plot as the original, with a soldier returning home from war and experiencing a particularly bad form of PTSD.  The official synopsis for the 2019 remake reads: “After losing his brother in combat, Jacob Singer returns home from Afghanistan — only to be pulled into a mind-twisting state of paranoia. Singer soon realizes that his sibling is alive but life is not what it seems.”  Source(s):  The Playlist.

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Monsters and Men

Release Date: 9/28/18; In Theaters
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Director:  Reinaldo Marcus Green
Studio(s):  Department of Motion Pictures
Running time:  117 mins.
Cast:  John David Washington, Anthony Ramos, Kelvin Harrison, Jr., Chanté Adams, Nicole Beharie, Rob Morgan.

Story:  One night, in front of a bodega in Brooklyn’s Bed–Stuy neighborhood, Manny Ortega witnesses a white police officer wrongfully gun down a neighborhood street hustler, and Manny films the incident on his phone. Now he’s faced with a dilemma: release the video and bring unwanted exposure to himself and his family, or keep the video private and be complicit in the injustice?  Source:  Sundance.org.

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