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 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.
"Sleeper Alert" recommendation for March 26- Apr 1:
Movie: The Toll
Film Company: 4 AM Films, Always Hungry Productions
Starring: Jordan Hayes, Max Topplin, James McGowan
Director: Michael Nader
Supernatural terror and spine-tingling suspense highlight this gripping journey into fear. When Cami orders a taxi service to take her to her father's country home, she's hoping for a quiet and uneventful ride. But a wrong turn by Spencer, her chatty driver, results in the car stalling on a dark and remote road. After several threatening and inexplicable occurrences, Cami and Spencer realize they are being watched--by an unseen presence that sees them as trespassers, and is ready to exact a deadly toll.
Presently rated at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes by Approved Tomatometer critics.
“The two leads, the great set-up, and the overall love for the genre embedded in every scene leads to an overall success,” RogerEbert.com.
"Sleeper Alert" recommendation for March 19-25:
Movie: Last Call
Film Company: Future Proof Films, JARS Media Group
Starring: Jeremy Piven, Taryn Manning, Bruce Dern, Zach McGowan
Director: Paolo Pilladi
A local success story, Mick (Jeremy Piven), returns to his old neighborhood for a family emergency and is forced to stay when presented with a huge real estate opportunity. Now he must decide between taking the money or saving the one thing that links him to his past and his one true love; the family bar.
Not yet rated on Rotten Tomatoes.
“…A solid cast, and depending on how you feel about Piven as an actor, … a fun watch. ,” wrote one critic. “This looks like the best big screen role Jeremy Piven’s had in forever,” Movie Nation.