Movies: Angel Has Fallen, Piranhas, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Movie 1: Angel Has Fallen

First, some background on this movie, the franchise and a few changes. Aaron Eckhart was cast as the President in the first two episodes in the series. This third in the series has Morgan Freeman as the President.

Apparently, the script was toned down from “rabid jingoism” replaced by better non-stop action. Our audience applauded the screen when the film ended. That’s increasingly rare in our experience.

We saw the film in a Dolby cinema. It’s worth a couple of extra dollars for the upgraded seats, sound and visuals if you are so inclined.

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Angel Has Fallen (August 21, 2019)

Release Date: August 21, 2019
Starring: Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick
Genres: Action
Runtime: 121 min
Original Title: Angel Has Fallen
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: Millennium Films, Campbell Grobman Films, Eclectic Pictures, G-BASE
Secret Service Agent Mike Banning is framed for the attempted assassination of the President and must evade his own agency and the FBI as he tries to uncover the real threat.

Cast Angel Has Fallen

  • Gerard Butler
  • Role: Mike Banning
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Role: Allan Trumbull
  • Jada Pinkett Smith
  • Role: FBI Agent Thompson
  • Lance Reddick
  • Role: Gentry
  • Tim Blake Nelson
  • Role: Vice President Kirby
  • Piper Perabo
  • Role: Leah Banning
  • Nick Nolte
  • Role: Clay Banning
  • Danny Huston
  • Role: Wade Jennings
  • Mark Arnold
  • Role: CIA Director James Haskell
  • Chris Browning
  • Role: Militia Man
  • Frederick Schmidt
  • Role: Travis Cole
  • Stuart McQuarrie
  • Role: Doctor Siebertz

Crew Angel Has Fallen

  • Ric Roman Waugh
  • Director
  • Robert Mark Kamen
  • Screenplay
  • Matt Cook
  • Screenplay
  • Ric Roman Waugh
  • Screenplay
  • Creighton Rothenberger
  • Story
  • Katrin Benedikt
  • Story
  • Gerard Butler
  • Producer
  • Alan Siegel
  • Producer
  • Matthew O'Toole
  • Producer
  • Les Weldon
  • Producer
  • Yariv Lerner
  • Producer
  • John Thompson
  • Producer
  • David Bernardi
  • Executive Producer
  • Christa Campbell
  • Executive Producer
  • Boaz Davidson
  • Executive Producer
  • Andrey Georgiev
  • Executive Producer
  • Jeffrey Greenstein
  • Executive Producer
  • Lati Grobman
  • Executive Producer
  • Avi Lerner
  • Executive Producer
  • Heidi Jo Markel
  • Executive Producer
  • Christine Otal
  • Executive Producer
  • Trevor Short
  • Executive Producer
  • Emilio Torres
  • Executive Producer
  • Jonathan Yunger
  • Executive Producer
  • David Buckley
  • Original Music Composer
  • Jules O'Loughlin
  • Director of Photography
  • Gabriel Fleming
  • Editor
  • Daniel Hubbard
  • Casting Director
  • Russell De Rozario
  • Production Design
  • Kimberley McBeath
  • Set Decoration
  • Stephanie Collie
  • Costume Design

Movie 2: Piranhas

Having traveled to Naples just last year we were not surprised with the story line. Much of Naples was and is still subject to Mafia control that spans centuries.

This film delivers a somewhat mild, albeit gritty, look at the modern conditions where young men and women yearn for status, power and its trappings in turn for drug dealing while sacrificing their innocence and families. Italian and Neapolitan with English subtitles.

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Piranhas (February 14, 2019)

Release Date: February 14, 2019
Starring: Francesco Di Napoli, Artem Tkachuk, Viviana Aprea, Pasquale Marotta
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Runtime: 105 min
Original Title: La paranza dei bambini
Original Film Language: Italiano
Production Companies: Palomar, Vision Distribution
Six boys race on their scooters through the narrow streets of their Sanità neighbourhood in Naples. They are fearless daredevils, desperate to make money like their role models, and wear designer clothes and the latest sneakers. These 15-year-olds use the city’s rooftops for assault rifle practice. They deal drugs and do not hesitate to use their weapons to take control of the neighbourhood. Their smart leader, Nicola, knows the rules: in order to get his gang into the game and quickly to the top, he challenges one of the old bosses. But whoever is in charge today may well be dead tomorrow. When his girlfriend causes Nicola to be caught between all fronts, he is forced to make a decision.

Cast Piranhas

  • Francesco Di Napoli
  • Role: Nicola
  • Artem Tkachuk
  • Role: Tyson
  • Viviana Aprea
  • Role: Letizia
  • Pasquale Marotta
  • Role: Agostino
  • Ciro Pellechia
  • Role: Lollipop

Crew Piranhas

  • Claudio Giovannesi
  • Director
  • Roberto Saviano
  • Writer
  • Claudio Giovannesi
  • Writer
  • Maurizio Braucci
  • Writer
  • Chiara Polizzi
  • Casting
  • Daniele Frabetti
  • Production Design
  • Michele Modafferi
  • Set Decoration
  • Massimo Allinoro
  • Hair Department Head
  • Valentina Iannuccilli
  • Makeup Department Head
  • Lucia Patullo
  • Makeup Artist
  • Michela Rossi
  • Production Manager
  • Daniela Baldasarre
  • Second Assistant Director
  • Luca De Stefano
  • Property Master
  • Federico Amodio
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • David Quadroli
  • Sound Effects Editor
  • Alessandro Borgese
  • Stunt Coordinator
  • Florian Rrotaj
  • Stunts
  • Matteo Attolini
  • Gaffer
  • Emiliano Fiore
  • Camera Operator
  • Dario Indelicato
  • Digital Imaging Technician
  • Lavinia Bonsignore
  • Assistant Costume Designer
  • Andrea Baracca
  • Colorist
  • Alessia Cinti
  • Production Coordinator
  • Luca De Giorgi
  • Production Secretary
  • Daniele Ciprì
  • Cinematography

Movie 3: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

By now you can tell the number of newly released films has dwindled to single digits. This entire film is collectively absurd, claustrophobic and dark.

We were surprised to see this was a sequel. Apparently the first film was successful. The characters are generally bland. The giant sharks are unrealistic. The total package was a disappointment. It was no surprise this morning to see the film is no longer showing…apparently anywhere!

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47 Meters Down: Uncaged (August 15, 2019)

Release Date: August 15, 2019
Starring: Sistine Rose Stallone, Nia Long, Corinne Foxx, Sophie Nélisse
Genres: Thriller, Horror, Adventure
Runtime: 89 min
Original Title: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged
Original Film Language: English
Production Companies: The Fyzz
A group of backpackers diving in a ruined underwater city discover that they have stumbled into the territory of the ocean's deadliest shark species.

Cast 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

  • Sistine Rose Stallone
  • Role: Nicole
  • Nia Long
  • Role: Jennifer
  • Corinne Foxx
  • Role: Sasha
  • Sophie Nélisse
  • Role: Mia
  • Brianne Tju
  • Role: Alexa
  • John Corbett
  • Role: Grant
  • Davi Santos
  • Role: Ben
  • Khylin Rhambo
  • Role: Carl
  • Brec Bassinger
  • Role: Catherine

Crew 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

  • Johannes Roberts
  • Director
  • Johannes Roberts
  • Screenplay
  • Ernest Riera
  • Screenplay
  • James Harris
  • Producer
  • Robert Jones
  • Producer
  • Mark Lane
  • Producer
  • tomandandy
  • Original Music Composer
  • Mark Silk
  • Director of Photography
  • Martin Brinkler
  • Editor
  • Thomas Bryan
  • Art Direction
  • María Fernanda Sabogal
  • Art Direction
  • John West
  • Art Direction
  • Pamela Aguilo
  • Set Decoration
  • Claire Finlay
  • Costume Design
  • Colin Jones
  • Casting Director

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