|28 Weeks Later... 2007 R, 99 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller
Director: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo
Cast: Robert Carlyle, Catherine McCormack, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Harold Perrineau, Imogen Poots, Idris Elba, Mackintosh Muggleton, Amanda Walker, Shahid Ahmed, Garfield Morgan, Emily Beecham
In this sequel to "28 Days Later...," a few survivors of the virus that decimated England's population half a year ago are in hiding in a dark, country farmhouse hoping for help from abroad. Among them are Don (Robert Carlyle) and Alice (Catherine McCormack) who are worried about their children–Andy (Mackintosh Muggleton) and Tamara (Imogen Poots) who were in Spain when the virus escaped from the testing lab. Now, U.S. troops set up a quarantine zone in London, and Don is finally reunited with Andy and Tamara. Don lies when he tells them that their mother is dead. But, kids being kids, they set off on their own adventure, leave the safe zone, and accidentally reignite the spread of the deadly virus.
|The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford 2007 R, 160 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Western
Director: Andrew Dominik
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mary-Louise Parker, Brooklynn Proulx, Dustin Bollinger, Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Jeremy Renner, Sam Shepard, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Schneider, Joel McNichol, James Defelice, J.C. Roberts, Darrell Orydzuk, Jonathan Erich Drachenberg
It's 1881 and famous bank/train robber Jesse James (Brad Pitt), at age 34, has had a turnover of gang members from retirement or having been killed. Even brother Frank (Sam Shepard) retired after the gang's last heist. Jesse even has a "day" job as a respected businessman using the name of Thomas Howard and has a trophy wife, Zee (Mary-Louise Parker), and two children. But the restless Jesse is putting together a new gang made up of second-rate gangsters, which includes young Bob (Casey Affleck) who has collected Jesse James clippings and stories since he was a small boy and idolized Jesse. Another problem that Jesse has is that there is a large bounty on him, dead or alive. As time passes, Bob becomes jealous of Jesse and with the reward he could receive, he decides to kill Jesse, which he does. An interesting study of the two men that is based on Ron Hansen's historical novel of the same name. The film received two Academy Award nominations including Best Supporting Actor (Affleck).
|Dahmer 2002 R, 101 min.|
Director: David Jacobson
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Bruce Davison, Artel Kayaru, Matt Newton, Dion Basco, Kate Williamson, Christina Payano, Tom'ya Bowden, Sean Blakemore, Mickey Swenson
The life and crimes of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (Jeremy Renner) are brought to the screen in a creepy, but not gory, fashion by Direcor/Writer David Jacobson. The camera follows the demented Dahmer in his day-to-day activities, creating an emotional impact on the audience. Renner is excellent in the title role.
|The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 2004 R, 97 min.|
Director: Asia Argento
Cast: Asia Argento, Jimmy Bennett, Cole & Dylan Sprouse, Peter Fonda, Ben Foster, Ornella Muti, Kip Pardue, Michael Pitt, Jeremy Renner, John Robinson, Marilyn Manson, Jeremy Sisto, Matt Schultze, Winona Ryder
Jeremiah (Jimmy Bennett) has spent his first seven years in foster care until his birth mother, Sarah (Asia Argento), takes him away from his loving foster parents. Now, at age 11, Jeremiah (Dylan Sprouse and Cole Sprouse) is doomed to travel the countryside suffering abuse in a world of alcohol, sex, and drugs. 1 User Review
|About them||Sprouse 06/26/2007 |
| Cole Sprouse is like James Willson |
Dylan Sprouse is different
|The Hurt Locker 2008 R, 130 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Cast: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly, Christian Camargo, Nabil Koni, Suhail Aldabach, Christopher Seyegh, Feisal Sadoun, Barrie Rice, Sam Redford, Sam Spruell
When Sgt. Matt Thompson (Guy Pearce) is killed in Iraq while serving on the Army Explosive Ordinance Disposal team, bomb disposal expert Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner) takes over the elite team of Sgt. JT Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty). Their job is to make Baghdad a safe place by dismantling improvised explosive devises, and they must deal with the threat of death from bombs and snipers while on the job. Sanborn and Eldridge have problems with James' disrespect for the team's safety, and his risk-taking has a great effect on their abilities to carry out their perilous duties–a problem that will change their lives. The film received six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Director and was nominated for three others including Best Actor (Renner).
|A Little Trip to Heaven 2005 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Thriller
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Cast: Forest Whitaker, Julia Stiles, Jeremy Renner, Peter Coyote, Philip Jackson, Anne Reid, Alfred Harmsworth, Joanna Scanlan, Iddo Goldberg, Vladas Bagdonas, Phyllida Law, Kharl Anton Leigh
Insurance agent Abe Holt (Forest Whitaker) is sent from the scene of a bus crash miles away to Hastings, Minnesota, to investigate another crash: a fatal car accident that left only charred remains. If the claim goes through, the beneficiary of a $1,000,000 death benefit is the victim's sister Isold (Julia Stiles) who lives in a run-down cabin with her husband Fred (Jeremy Renner) and son Thor (Vladas Bagdonas). During the investigation, Fred becomes the prime suspect in what Holt has now determined to be a murder case in which the car victim's identity was forged. But, as he gets to know Isold, Holt's professionalism wavers.
|North Country 2005 R, 126 min.|
Director: Niki Caro
Cast: Charlize Theron, Elle Peterson, Thomas Curtis, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Woody Harrelson, Jeremy Renner, Richard Jenkins, Sissy Spacek, James Cada, Rusty Schwimmer, Linda Emond
Very loosely based on a 1980s' legal case, this is the story of Josey Ames (Charlize Theron) who had left her husband, moved in with her parents (Richard Jenkins and Sissy Spacek), and found work in the Minnesota Iron Range. But hazing, pornographic violence, and sexual threats appear to be the order of the day for the women who are outnumbered by the men in the mines. Josie endures abuse until she hires a lawyer (Sean Bean) to sue for sexual harassment, which marked the first successful case of its kind in the United States. Charlize Theron received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, and Frances McDormand was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
|S.W.A.T. 2003 PG-13, 117 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama / Thriller
Director: Clark Johnson
Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J, Josh Charles, Jeremy Renner, Brian Van Holt, Olivier Martinez, Reg E. Cathey, Larry Poindexter, Page Kennedy, Domenick Lombardozzi, Denis Arndt, James DuMont, Lindsey Ginter
After being kicked off L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics (S.W.A.T.) team, Jim Street (Colin Farrell) is given a second chance by Sgt. Dan "Hondo" Harrelson (Samuel L. Jackson) and joins a S.W.A.T. team escorting drug kingpin Alex Montel (Olivier Martinez) to a federal facility in the California desert. The team encounters many problems along the way–including Montel making an offer on live-TV of $1 million to anyone who can get him out of police custody. A well-made police action thriller.
|The Town 2010 R, 123 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Ben Affleck
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Slaine, Owen Burke, Titus Welliver, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper, Dennis McLaughlin, Corena Chase, Brian Scannell, Kerri Dunbar, Tony V.
A short time ago, Doug MacRay (Ben Affleck) and his gang of bank robbers took bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) hostage but then set her free. Claire lives in Doug's neighborhood in Charleston, Massachusetts, and fellow gang member James Coughlin (Jeremy Renner) wants to find out how much Claire knows about them. Doug volunteers to investigate, believes that Claire does not recognize him, and falls for her. When FBI S.A. Adam Frawley (Jon Hamm) builds a case against Doug's gang, Doug agrees to a heist at Fenway Park and then plans to go straight. 1 User Review
|"Best of 2010"||Ally McNally 03/27/2011 |
| I normally don;t go out of my way to see a Ben Affeck movie, but Affeck proves to be a master story teller ranking right up there with Scorcese, and Jeremy Renner nearly steals the show as James Coughlin. The Town is one of the best movies of 2010.|
|Twelve and Holding 2006 R, 94 min.|
aka: 12 and Holding
Director: Michael Cuesta
Cast: Conor Donovan, Jesse Camacho, Zoe Weizenbaum, Jeremy Renner, Linus Roache, Annabella Sciorra, Jayne Atkinson, Marcia DeBonis, Tom McGowan, Bruce Altman, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony Roberts
Rudy and twin brother Jacob (both played by Conor Donovan), Malee (Zoe Weizenbaum), and Leonard (Jesse Camacho) make up a tight group of friends. When Rudy is killed by local bullies who set fire to their tree house with Rudy in it, each of the group deals with the tragedy in their own way. Timid Jacob, who is self-conscious because of a large birthmark on his face, visits the jailed boys who set the fire to find out their motivation despite the grievances of his parents. Malee becomes infatuated with a construction worker who is one of her psychotherapist mother's clients, and obese Leonard starts working out and dieting while encouraging his overweight mother to do the same. A good coming-of-age film on coping with tragedy. Fine sound track.
|1. 28 Weeks Later... (2007)|
2. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
3. Dahmer (2002)
4. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
5. The Hurt Locker (2008)
6. A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)
7. National Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995)
8. North Country (2005)
9. S.W.A.T. (2003)
10. The Town (2010)
11. Twelve and Holding (2006)
aka: 12 and Holding
In The News