The Plot: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
The Filmmakers: Directed by Pete Travis and starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey
The Status: On the Radar. I've never read the comic but I remember all too well the atrocity that was the Sylvester Stallone version. Comic book movies have changed a lot since then and it looks like they've gone to great lengths to make this one more faithful to the comic and give it a darker, grittier feel. I'm not yet on board with it, but I'm willing to keep doing surveillance on it to see if it's worth checking out.
Dredd hits theatres this September 21.
The Extras: You can read a prologue comic and create your own on the movies Facebook page.
Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Plot: An introverted freshman is taken under the wings by two seniors. Life changing ensues.
The Filmmakers: Written/directed and based upon a book by Stephen Chbosky, starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.
The Status: On the Radar. I haven't read the popular book but the trailers make it look like your average teen dramedy. I'm very interested in seeing what Emma Watson is capable outside of Hermione Granger so I'll keep checking back with this one as it comes out.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower debuts September 21.
Trouble with the Curve
The Plot: An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.
The Filmmakers: Directed by Robert Lorenz, written by Randy Brown and starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodma,n and Justin Timberlake.
The Status: Locked on Target. Despite embarassing himself at the Republican National Convention, Clint Eastwood still makes great film. It is a baseball picture and Clint isn't directing, all of which makes me less than super excited to see it, but with Amy Adams as the daughter I will most assuredly be watching sooner rather than later.
Trouble with the Curve hits theatres on September 21.