276 – Pain & Gain (2013)

spacetime coordinates: 1994 – 1995  Miami, FloridaPain-Gain-Official-UK-PosterPain & Gain is a 2013 American dark comedy crime film directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark WahlbergDwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie. The film reunites wrestlers Dwayne Johnson and Kurt Angle. The film is loosely based on a story Pete Collins published in a 1999 series of Miami New Times articles and compiled in the book Pain & Gain: This Is a True Story (2013), which details the kidnapping, extortion, torture, and murder of several victims by an organized group of criminals comprising bodybuilders affiliated with the Sun Gym. The film’s title is a play on the common adage, frequently used in fitness: “No pain, no gain“.

Comparisons between the film and actual events

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1980209/

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274 – It Follows (2014)

spacetime coordinates: 2010s Detroit it_follows_ver2

It Follows is a 2014 American supernatural teen horror film written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. It stars Maika MonroeKeir GilchristDaniel ZovattoJake WearyOlivia Luccardi, and Lili Sepe.  The plot follows a teenage girl, Jay, who is pursued by a supernatural entity after a sexual encounter.

The film’s monster, shot composition, and overall aesthetic were influenced by the work of contemporary photographer Gregory Crewdson. Director of photography Mike Gioulakis said: “We’re both big fans of the still photographer Gregory Crewdson and David had him in his look book from day one. [Crewdson’s] photographs have the same kind of surreal suburban imagery that we wanted for It Follows.”

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3235888/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Follows

271 – Tron (2010)

tron7001Tron: Legacy is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Joseph Kosinski from a screenplay written by Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis, based on a story by Horowitz, Kitsis, Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal. It is a sequel to the 1982 film Tron, whose director Steven Lisberger returned to produce. The cast includes Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner reprising their roles as Kevin Flynn and Alan Bradley, respectively, as well as Garrett HedlundOlivia WildeBeau Garrett and Michael Sheen.

Trn_poster_vehicle_recognizertron__legacy_poster_concept_by_michaelkutsche-d8zccsytron_daft_punktron-legacy-neweditionThe story follows Flynn’s son Sam, who responds to a message from his long-lost father and is transported into a virtual reality called the Grid, where Sam, his father and the algorithm Quorra, must stop the malevolent program Clu from invading the human world.

Design

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001/

269 – A Taxi Driver // Taeksi Woonjunsa (2017)

spacetime coordinates: 1980  Gwangju / Seoul

A Taxi Driver (Hangul: 택시운전사; Hanja: 택시運轉士; RR: Taeksi Unjeonsa) is a 2017 South Korean historical action drama film directed by Jang Hoon, with Song Kang-ho starring in the title role, alongside Thomas Kretschmann.a-taxi-driver-2017-i-movie-posterA taxi driver from Seoul, accidentally gets involved in a German journalist’s reporting of the events of the Gwangju Democratization Movement, also called the Gwangju Uprising, in 1980.A_Taxi_Driver_Character_Poster_Peter

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6878038/

263 – Infinity Chamber (2016)

INFINITY CHAMBER (aka Somnio) is an independent feature dystopian sci-fi thriller written and directed by Travis Milloyinfinity chamber 1

Locked up in an automated prison, Frank Lerner (Christopher Soren Kelly) undergoes an interrogation process that forces him to relive the same day over and over. When a war erupts on the outside, he must find a way to escape from a computer system that won’t let him go.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3839880/