Stop-Loss (2008) Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Timothy Olyphant, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alex Frost, Abbie Cornish, Ciaran Hinds, Victor Rasuk, Rob Brown, Tory Kittles Director: Kimberly Peirce Studio: DreamWorks Pictures Rating: R (For graphic violence and pervasive language.) Genre: War / Drama Release Date: March 28, 2008
SYNOPSIS: Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Philippe) makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. He tries to resume the life he left behind with the help and support of his family and his best friend, Steve Shriver (Channing Tatum), who served with him in Iraq. Along with their other war buddies, Brandon and Steve try to make peace with civilian life. Then, against Brandon's will, the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq, which upends his world. The conflict tests everything he believes in: the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love and the value of honor.
It’s hard to find a person who didn’t like 2012’s Dredd, a film that stands alongside RoboCop as the ultra-violent, dystopic film fans needed at the time, but a sequel to the movie hasn’t been forthcoming; in fact, over the past few years, the likelihood of a second outing for Olivia Thirlby and Karl Urban’s chin has hovered around zero. Read more