Limited Release: Boondock Saints II, Gentlemen Broncos, The House of the Devil

by | October 30, 2009 at 2:09 PM | The Movies

Here are the movies opening in selected cities this weekend, and as David Letterman often says, we just pray to God your city has been selected. For Halloween horror in the classic style, there’s The House of the Devil. For irreverent literary comedy, there’s Gentlemen Broncos. And for those of you who like 1999-style action movies, there’s the gunplay-laden return of The Boondock Saints.


The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
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The McManus brothers Murphy (Norman Reedus) and Connor (Sean Patrick Flanery) return to Boston ten years after director Troy Duffy’s first breakthrough film The Boondock Saints became a cult hit (and five years after his subsequent meltdown was documented in Overnight). This time, the son (Judd Nelson) of the crimelord they murdered in the first film kills a beloved priest in order to draw them out of hiding, unaware of the whirlwind he’s brought upon himself. The boys won’t stand for this – not with backup from their father (Billy Connolly) and their new friend Romeo (Clifton Collins Jr.).


Gentlemen Broncos
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A home-schooled kid named Benjamin (Michael Angarano) is livid when he finds out his idol, sci-fi author Dr. Ronald Chevalier (Jermaine Clement) has stolen the story he shared at a writer’s camp and passed it off as his own. So we see the tale of the “Yeast Lords” in Benjamin’s original form, Chevalier’s pretentious adaptation, and in the low-budget movie form created by his friend Lonnie (Hector Jiminez).


The House of the Devil
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A horror fllm set during the 1980s wherein a college student desperate for cash in order to keep her apartment takes a babysitting job at a huge, creepy and secluded house. When she finds out the ‘baby’ is actually the elderly mother-in-law of the eerie Mr. Ulman, she still takes the job once he offers her a pay raise. Even though they need her services so that he and his wife might go out and celebrate the lunar eclipse – which is really just a bad sign all around.