Trending
Calendar
 
CP on Facebook

 

CP on Twitter
Print Email

Film

New This Week

The Family, Insidious: Chapter 2,and A Band Called Death,

Photo: , License: N/A

Photo: Matt Kennedy, License: N/A

Matt Kennedy

Photo: Drafthouse Films, License: N/A

Drafthouse Films


THE FAMILY Robert De Niro returns to his roots as a mafioso who snitches on his bosses, packs up his family (Michelle Pfeiffer as mom, Glee’s Dianna Agron as daughter, and John D’Leo as son), and moves to a village in France under the protective eye of a CIA agent (Tommy Lee Jones). Trouble ensues. From writer/director Luc Besson, the screenwriter behind Taxi, La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element, and Transporter. Opens Sept. 13

INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 With this Friday being the 13th, it would not be complete without a horror film’s premiere. A family already shaken up by demonic antics (in the first Insidious) has resettled in a brand-new house after having expelled the evil spirits who plagued them previously. They proceed to get a dog, start an ice cream parlor, send their kid to Yale, and retire early . . . or, more likely, more demons lay in wait for them in this sequel from the director of the original Saw. Opens Sept. 13

A BAND CALLED DEATH In 1973, while Motown ruled Detroit and the airwaves, three Motor City-based African-American brothers, the Hackneys, were playing punk rock under the band name Death. The moniker and the music, at that time, weren’t a winning combo, and Death’s debut album never saw production (though it might have if they had succumbed to record execs’ wishes and changed their name). Eventually, the brothers broke up the band, moving to Vermont, where two of them later started a reggae band. In 2009, after stray singles found their way to a record collector, Death—now officially recognized as the first black punk band, and perhaps the first punk band—experienced a rediscovery. Henry Rollins and Alice Cooper, among others, offer insight into the band’s delayed success in this 2012 documentary. Plays at the Charles Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. , Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. , and Sept. 19 at 9 p.m.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus