In this age, where major movie studios are pulling releases or sending their movies directly to video on demand, we are playing more films from lesser known studios or independents. Much to our pleasure, we are discovering that many of these films are quite good and in many cases better made films.
One challenge for these smaller studios is limited marketing dollars so you, the movie goer, does not always know about these very good, "sleeper," films.
GQT Movies has decided to feature our pick for the "Sleeper Alert" each month in hopes of helping our valued audience learn about these great movies and get a chance to see them on the big screen.
Be sure to take advantage of this limited time offer and run for these films...tickets for the sleeper alert films will be $5 for ALL SHOWS on ANY DAY! (except Willow Knolls @ $3.99) Get your tickets below!
"Sleeper Alert" recommendation for Apr 16- Apr 22:
Film Company: March On Productions
Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ruby Rose, Patrick Muldoon
Director: George Gallo
From the director of Double Take, Middle Men, and The Poison Rose comes this stylish, glossy action-thriller starring Morgan Freeman (Se7en) and Ruby Rose ("Orange Is the New Black") that shows what desperation can drive a person to do. A mother, Victoria (Rose), is trying to put her dark past as a Russian drug courier behind her, but retired cop Damon (Freeman) forces Victoria to do his bidding by holding her daughter hostage. Now, Victoria must use guns, guts, and a motorcycle to take out a series of violent gangsters -- or she may never see her child again.
"Sleeper Alert" recommendation for Apr 2- Apr 15:
Film Company: 87North Productions, Universal Pictures
Starring: Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, Christopher Lloyd
Director: Ilya Naishuller
Hutch Mansell is an underestimated and overlooked dad and husband, takes life's indignities on the chin and never pushes back. A nobody. When two thieves break into his suburban home one night, Hutch declines to defend himself or his family, hoping to prevent serious violence. His teenage son, Blake, is disappointed in him and his wife, Becca, seems to pull only further away. The aftermath of the incident strikes a match to Hutch's long-simmering rage, triggering dormant instincts and propelling him on a brutal path that will surface dark secrets and lethal skills. In a barrage of fists, gunfire and squealing tires, Hutch must save his family from a dangerous adversary and ensure that he will never be underestimated as a nobody again.
Rated at 82% - Certified Fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.
“Odenkirk sells it with wicked pleasure, making it worthwhile to follow him through every punch, kick, dive and shootout,” Entertainment Voice.
“Kolstad's script hits on family values, revenge elements, domestic espionage and financial improprieties. The dialogue is juicy,” National Newspaper Publishers Association.
“A man does not expect to type the words "Bob Odenkirk, …Action Hero," yet the critic must admit that he is that man,” Rolling Stone.