Thursday, April 15, 2010

Operation: Endgame Review

Here is the very first review for Emilie's new movie Operation:Endgame which will have it's world premiere on Actionfest and will be released later this fall:

Country: U.S.A.
Director: Fouad Mikati
Runtime: 87 minutes
Language: English

April 16 - 10pm
April 17 - 5:15pm

OK, without trying to hype this thing too damn much, every film festival has one movie that they consider to be their own little discovery, and for us it's OPERATION: ENDGAME. We saw this a few months back when it was called ROUGE'S GALLERY (we're still not sure why the title change, but we'll go with it) and were delightfully surprised with what we saw. As much of a comedy/thriller as it is an action movie, OPERATION: ENDGAME moves with a lot of quick wit and boast a terrific cast that, along with a solid script by Sam Levinson and Brian Watanabe, puts a lot of big fun on the screen. Trust us on this one.
OPERATION: ENDGAME is one of those movies whose casting is essential to its success, and director Fouad Mikati (making his debut) cast this one wisely. While boasting such skilled dramatic talent as Ellen Bakrin and Ving Rhames, it's also filled with several comedic heavyweights, like Bob Odenkirk (MR. SHOW), Adam Scott (STEP BROTHERS), Rob Corrdry (currently stealing the show in HOT TUB TIME MACHINE) and THE HANGOVER's Zack Galafanakis. Mikati handles the action expertly and wisely lets the cast do their thing, and their often hilarious interplay makes for some of the undisputed highlights of this year's festival. OPERATION: ENDGAME is just a giant ball of fun on the big screen, and we're hoping the word of mouth catches on about it so we can say we helped put it on the map. ActionFest is honored to be hosting the world premiere several months in advance of its fall 2010 release, and we hope you'll all show up to see one of the year's best and brightest genre films. (Matthew Kiernan)

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