Sweet Jesus there are a lot of new releases this week. If there’s one common theme among them it’s that (with only a couple wide release exceptions) all of this week’s titles are smaller films, older films, or foreign films. I’m as much a fan of blockbusters as the next guy, but there’s something to be said for the small joy of discovering a movie that never had a chance at your local multiplex. Unfortunately, there’s a second theme in this week’s releases… specifically in the Avoid section. I love horror films, but most of the ones releasing on DVD today are simply not worth your time. Skip the three in the Avoid section below and instead check out some of the many titles worth Renting or Buying including Live Like A Cop Die Like A Man, Bodyguards and Assassins, Source Code, We Are What We Are, and more. As always, if you see something you like, click on the image to buy it. Trust A young high school student forms an online relationship with someone she believes to be a fellow teenager but who turns out to be a thirty five year old pervert. She quickly becomes the victim of sexual assault, but that’s just the beginning of her family’s nightmare as they all struggle with the truth of what happened. Director David Schwimmer does a fine and non-sensationalist job with a topic that could so easily have become exploitative, and he’s aided by two fantastic performances from Liana […]



This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr recovers from a full day of watching Armageddon back-to-back to crawl back to the multiplex. He re-lived the last eight minutes of Source Code over and over, thoroughly confusing himself. Then he stumbled into the theater next door to learn about the true meaning of Easter from Russell Brand and James Marsden. Things take a decidedly creepy turn when he watches Insidious and wets himself more than once. This led to a very unfortunate scene while he watched the sexual-predator cautionary tale Trust. No one would believe him it was just wee wee.


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It ain’t Easter, right? It ain’t Easter. It ain’t white rabbit day. Don’t tell Universal that. They’re looking to bring in the golden egg with the seasonal Hop, and there’s a very good chance of that happening. Duncan Jones’s second film, Source Code, and the new horror film from the guys who brought us Saw – thanks, guys to be named later – may have something to say about that, but whatever that is will probably fall on deaf bunny ears. See what I did there? Well, see some more this week with the Reject Report the hollow chocolate bunny edition.


Liana Liberato in 'Trust'

When most people hear David Schwimmer’s name, the first thing they think of is his bumbling character Ross on NBC’s mega-hit Friends. Sure, there’s a couple fans of Simon Pegg that will stampede to his directorial debut of Run Fat Boy Run, but we all know that most will think of his television work. Well, Schwimmer is distancing himself further from situation comedies with his new film Trust, which opens in limited release on April 1. Trust takes a darker angle than the bulk of Schwimmer’s body of work, telling the story of a teenage girl who is targeted by a sexual predator online. Finding the right star for a film like this is as challenging as getting a story about such a sensitive subject made. For the role, Schwimmer turned to then-14-year-old Liana Liberato to play the teenage lead of Annie. Liberato took some time to speak with Film School Rejects about how she handled such an emotionally challenging role.



Many of us remember David Schwimmer from the television series Friends, but he has since dipped his toes into directing. His second feature, following up the comedy Run Fat Boy Run, is the drama Trust, which deals with online predators. Starring Clive Owen, Catherine Keener and newcomer Liana Liberato, Trust tells the story of a fifteen year old girl who is targeted through text messages and social networks. One of the first cities in which Trust will open is Columbus, but FSR will be giving away free tickets to an early screening of the film before it opens anywhere else. If you live in the Columbus area, you can get your hands on a ticket that allows you into a super-secret screening of Trust on Thursday, March 31 at the AMC Lennox at 7:30 PM.



Every week, Landon Palmer and Cole Abaius log on to their favorite chat client of 1996 as ArtHouseParty and Jonesin4Indy in order to discuss some topical topic of interest. This week, the two wander into dangerous, job-threatening territory with the question of whether movie websites are helping the boon of remakes, reboots, and otherwise unoriginal flicks hitting theaters. There’s a story crisis in Hollywood. Are movie websites partially to blame?



Things are going hot and heavy with that new crush you’ve formed online. You ignored Hard Candy and Catfish, but maybe you won’t ignore Trust. Directed by David Schwimmer, it seems to be a different brand of online anonymity heartbreak. The trailer looks heady and emotional, and you can’t go wrong with Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, and Viola Davis. Check it out for yourself:



I don’t actually know for sure that Clive Owen’s character is interested in sodomizing the predator in question, but judging by the man’s past roles I have to imagine he’s weighing the option. Trust features Owen and Catherine Keener playing parents to a precocious teenage girl who likes to chat online with strangers. Silly girl. One of the teen’s cyber pals turns out to be a violent pedophile who buggers her without asking permission and shatters the family’s false sense of security. This upsets Owen, and I don’t think the rapist is going to enjoy what happens next. The trailer is below and sadly looks pretty generic… aside from one thing. Watch the screen at the 1:35 mark and be prepared for the trailer’s (and probably the film’s) biggest surprise. Check after the jump to watch the trailer for Trust…

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published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015
published: 01.26.2015

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