Shadow Walkers is a highly suspenseful story of a group of lab technicians and military personnel who awaken in a subterranean laboratory with no memory of who they are. They quickly discover that they are sealed in, with only one way to get out alive. They must travel deeper into the underground facility to an escape tunnel that leads to the surface. Hindered by the fact there is only limited electrical power, they struggle through the darkness where they uncover a hive of genetically mutated creatures that stalk them from the shadows. Bred for combat, these monsters are endowed with razor sharp talons and rows of jagged teeth capable of ripping a man apart. While avoiding danger at every turn, they begin to regain their memories, discovering the origin of the deadly creatures and the part they played in their creation.
Writer:Mark Steven Grove (additional scenes and dialogue), Dave Hodel
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Landon B (mx) wrote: For everybody who loves movies, there are movies that they can't explain why they love. They aren't sure why they can take one movie in particular and watch, and re-watch, this particular movie. This is that movie for me. It's provocative and in a strange way statutory. I couldn't show this movie to my friends without an embarrassing explanation about how I'm not a child molester. But regardless, the characters grab me and the plots are engaging. Pic-Alma is a defeated and you just want to go and hug her and let her know that life is more than this particular upheaval of drama. It's like a more realistic "Mean Girls" is probably the best explanation I can give.
Chris Y (us) wrote: Great acting enjoyed it but it was really missing plot details that were important and had to many details that were completely useless.
Ricardo A (jp) wrote: An over the top and somehow misogynistic horror comedy. Despite some mistakes, the movie is a complete blast of fun.
Latoya C (ru) wrote: lol....this is my favorite movie....i can watch it over and over again! its so funny!
Harry W (nl) wrote: Said to be a film that came during Woody Allen's 2000's slump but was superior to many of the films he produced at the time, Small Time Crooks sounded interesting.It is easy to see that Small Time Crooks comes from during Woody Allen's career slump because the material isn't that great. While it follows the Woody Allen formula as strictly as many of his other films, it doesn't take advantage of its plot that much and ends up attempting to be both an effective comedy and a dramatic look at the varying social classes in America. Unfortunately, despite whatever his best efforts may have been, he simply fails to find the appropriate balance to make it work. As a whole, it is only sporadically funny and has some moments, but they are the same generic jokes from so many other Woody Allen films that have been told a hundred times and are no funnier now than they were then. Small Time Crooks doesn't even mimic the jokes from Woody Allen's better films, but rather his significantly more formulaic and generic comedies, so it certainly isn't the most satisfying film.Small Time Crooks has a decent comedic premise as it has a crime touch to its story, but it really fails to grasp the comedic potential of its themes and the idea of a heist against the backdrop of a Woody Allen story. It just goes into pre-explored territory where it relies on stale gags a lot of the time and weak storytelling. I mean the screenplay is fairly effective for one of Woody Allen's lesser efforts, but the jokes are seriously hit and miss. As a whole, Small Time Crooks is only half-decent because it has its moments and the cast are thoroughly dedicated to making it work, but it simply is not built on the finest material to progress from and so it fails to do so. Woody Allen never really lifts Small Time Crooks off the ground and so it basically goes around in some repetitive circles for the entirety of its _ minute running time with a few moments where it takes unexpected turns, but it manages to weaken whatever originality it tries to put in by failing to allow any really strong jokes to flourish. Woody Allen simply tried a little too weakly in Small Time Crooks and so his film just cannot succeed from the beginning. Despite a story with serious potential, reduced to lame gags and slow pacing, there is never really much energy for Small Time Crooks to take on board.The problem is that the title is misleading. It suggests that the crime theme that the film lightly touches upon will be a lot more prevalent than it actually is, and that is where the true potential lies. The idea of a nebbish like Woody Allen getting involved with a heist sounds really funny, but instead the film takes a sudden plot twist where the focus becomes on the changing lives of his character and his character's wife as they suddenly strike it rich due to her talent for creating popular cookies. It tries to be an intelligent examination of social classes and how people change as they become wealthy as well as the ridiculous nature of what the upper class people believe makes them better than other people. While Woody Allen explores this theme fairly well, it completely neglects the fact that the title of the film is Small Time Crooks, not Small Time Snobs. There are things that could have been done better in Small Time Crooks, and the focus of the themes is one of them. So Small Time Crooks defies its potential in favour of a more dramatic angle which simply doesn't match the intended mood of the film and deviates away from its roots as a comedy without being insightful enough to truly justify it. Small Time Crooks constantly jumps between its story dynamics and feels more like a series of vignettes than a singular film, and while it feels funny in parts, as a whole it is simply a rudimentary effort on behalf of Woody Allen which shows just how he got himself into his 2000's career slump in the first place.The successful elements of Small Time Crooks all rest on the efforts of the cast.Woody Allen is back to playing the basic nebbish again, but the more positive elements of his performance is the way that he interacts with the other cast members in Small Time Crooks. Woody Allen shares a realistic chemistry with Tracey Ullman and an interesting and unpredictable one with Elaine May which manages to make the characters a little more interesting and ensure that Small Time Crooks is a slight bit more compelling than one might have guessed. Woody Allen follows his own lead well enough and delivers his lines with his basic comedic charisma which makes it feel more natural.Tracey Ullman is fun to see in Small Time Crooks. The woman has had a lot of success in the pre-2000's, so it is good to see her active again in mainstream cinema like in Small Time Crooks. And while I found that her character was rather annoying at times, as a whole she nailed the part because she was able to deliver the lines in the Allen Script without any problem whatsoever. She consistently nails her part and manages to evoke a few laughs in the process, so Small Time Crooks does manage to boast her Golden Globe nominated performance as one of its best assets.And speaking of actors that are interesting to be active again, the famous comedian Elaine May manages to make her latest contribution to cinema in any form whatsoever with her performance in Small Time Crooks. She captures a lot of the stereotypical nebbish elements of Woody Allen's usual character with a slight touch of her own natural comedic charisma which makes everything more humourous and entertaining. She and Woody Allen share a fairly hilarious chemistry in Small Time Crooks because it is as if they were talking to themselves and yet they are not. Elaine May steals the screen when she is on it in Small Time Crooks because Woody Allen's material proves itself to be just right for her, and her ability to conjure up a successful comedy chemistry with the surrounding cast members proves to enhance the entertainment value of Small Time Crooks as a whole.But despite the talents of its cast and an easy script, Small Time Crooks defies its potential and ends up playing it safe with basic comedic material which is short on laughs or originality.
Muffin M (us) wrote: I own this on Blu-Ray in a two-movie pack along with:* Firefox (1982)
Gilbert L (mx) wrote: Bruceploitation, should be interesting to watch.
great s (ag) wrote: it is a great movie.
Victor B (us) wrote: Visually stunning with live colors and epic haunting atmosphere because of Werner Hertzog's cold touch and Klaus Kinski's frightening performance. A true masterpiece in cinema history.
Stuart K (br) wrote: Written and directed by James Ponsoldt, (Off the Black (2006), The Spectacular Now (2013) and The End of the Tour (2014)), this low budget drama was filmed in 19 days on a shoe-string budget of $500,000. On page, this could have been a depressing and preachy look at how drink makes demons of us all, but there's something human about the film, and it actually finds humour in it's darkness. Elementary teacher Kate Hannah (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is married to Charlie (Aaron Paul), but she has an alcohol problem, and she has frequently come to work either hungover or still drunk. When she vomits in class, School principal Mrs. Barnes (Megan Mullally) worries for her wellbeing, but Kate lies and says she's pregnant. Her co-worker Dave (Nick Offerman) finds out about Kate's drinking habit, she makes him promise not tell, Dave reluctantly agrees, but only if she goes to AA meetings. There, she meets Jenny (Octavia Spencer), who shows her there's more to life than drink, but Kate has a lot of baggage in life making her drink. Despite being made for nearly next to nothing, it has the appearance of an Oscar contender, as the performances by Winstead and Paul are stunning, and they capture what it's truly like to be drunk. While it looks fun, it takes a serious toll on people. This is a realistic and down to earth look at how people deal with it.