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This week’s column is packed with dark images, sinister plots and plenty of action.
Characteristically sweet Reese Witherspoon steps out of her acting comfort zone to star in Devil’s Knot, a biographical crime drama about the trial of the West Memphis Three, three teenagers accused of killing three young boys as part of a satanic cult ritual.
Mark Whalberg returns in yet another installment of the Transformers saga as the war between the high-tech machines continues in Transformers: Age of Extinction and directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller return with another chapter of their stylized crime thriller series with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For bringing more of the town’s citizens in the path of violence and redemption.
All three movies include overly fierce occurrences as well as a good deal of combat. Moviegoers might be surprised to see some of their favorite celebrities in these movies, which aren’t in their usual movie genre. How fans view their performances in such diverse roles remains to be seen, but there’s no doubt that their fans will flock to the premieres at their local movie theaters to see how their favorite actors and actresses fare in these atypical roles.