Take Out Theater

“Take Out Theater” – for the person who loves movies, but hates society

Home-Theater-with-popcornWelcome to the “Take Out Theater” page, in which the Cocktails and Movies staff reviews “forgotten,” vastly underrated or seldom seen movies on Blu-Ray and DVD or OnDemand that you can watch in the comfort of your own home with that “special someone…” and Chinese take out, or pizza with the guys while avoiding the “riff raff” (like us). Because these movies got no real love or are older, it’s a good bet that you won’t see them in theaters again, so these movies are meant to be seen at home. BUT, this is the only time!

Titles (in alphabetical order)

(Don’t Be) Afraid of the Dark Cocktails and Movies #takeouttheater
A young girl sent to live with her father and his new girlfriend discovers creatures in her new home who want to claim her as one of their own.

Genre: Horror
Release date: 2010
Starring: Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes
Available on: Amazon, DVD, Blu-Ray, Netflix?

 

A Midnight Clearcocktails and movies A-Midnight-Clear
An American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die on Christmas Eve. The two celebrate together which leads to unintended consequences.

Genre: War
Release date: 1992
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross
Available on: DVD only (a crying shame!!!!)

 

Big Trouble in Little China Big Trouble in Little China Take Out Theater
An All-American trucker, Jack Burton, gets dragged into a centuries-old mystical battle between good and evil in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

Genre: comedy
Release date: 1986
Starring: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong, Victor Wong
Available on: 

 

Compliance
compliance cocktails and movie take out theaterWhen a prank caller convinces a fast food restaurant manager to interrogate an innocent young employee, no-one is left unharmed. Based on true events.

Genre: drama
Release date: 2012
Starring: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Bill Camp, Pat Healy
Available on: 

 

Cube cube cocktails and movies take out theater
7 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

Genre: sci-fi/drama
Release date: 1997
Starring: David Hewlett, Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, Andrew Miller
Available on:

 

Dazed and Confused Cocktails and Movies Take Out Theater Dazed and Confused
The adventures of next year’s high school freshman and senior classes in small town Texas on the last day of school, in May of 1976.

Genre: comedy
Release date: 1993
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Jason London, Ben Affleck, Parker Posey, Joey Lauren Adams, Milla Jovovich,  Adam Goldberg, Rory Cochrane, Wiley Wiggins
Available on:

 

Europa Reportcocktails and movies europa-report
An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter’s fourth largest moon.

Genre: Sci-fi/horror
Release date: 2013
Starring: Daniel Wu, Sharlto Copely, Dan Fogler, Michael Nykvist
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

The FountainThe Fountain slider
Spanning three parallel stories over a millennium, ‘The Fountain’ is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Genre: Sci-fi/drama
Release date: 2006
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

Fright Night (2011)  Fright-Night-2011-Movie-Poster
A teenager suspects that his new neighbor is a vampire. An updated version of the 1985 movie this time starring Colin Farrell.

Genre: horror
Release date: 2011
Starring: Colin Farrell, Anton Yelchin, David Tennant, Imogen Poots
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

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Los Angeles, 1949: A secret crew of police officers led by two determined sergeants work together in an effort to take down the ruthless mob king Mickey Cohen who runs the city.

With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

 

 

Hellraiser cocktails and movies take out theater Hellraiser
An unfaithful wife encounters the zombie of her dead lover, who’s being chased by demons after he escaped from their sado-masochistic Hell.

Genre: horror
Release date: 1987
Starring: Doug Bradley, Ashley Laurence, Claire Higgins, Sean Chapman
Available on: DVD

 

Hitchcock Cocktails and Movies Take Out Theater Hitchcock movie
A love story between influential filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock and wife Alma Reville during the filming of Psycho (1960) in 1959.

Genre: biography/drama
Release date: 2012
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson
Available on: DVD

 

Identity Identity
Stranded at a desolate Nevada motel during a nasty rain-storm, ten strangers become acquainted with each other when they realize that they’re being killed off one by one.

Genre: mystery/thriller
Release date: 2003
Starring: John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Clea Duvall, John C McGinley
Available on: 

 

The Impostors 

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In The Loop In the Loop
The US President and UK Prime Minister fancy a war. But not everyone agrees that war is a good thing. The US General Miller doesn’t think so and neither does the British Secretary of State for International Development, Simon Foster. 

Genre: comedy

Release date: 2009
Starring: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Gina McKee
Available on: 

 

Johnny Dangerously Cocktails and Movies Take Out Theater
Set in the 1930’s, an honest, goodhearted man is forced to turn to a life of crime to finance his neurotic mother’s skyrocketing medical bills.

Genre: comedy
Release date: 1984
Starring: Michael Keaton, Marilu Henner, Joe Piscopo,
Available on: 

 

Just Friends Cocktails and Movies Take Out Theater Just Friends Amy Adams, Chris Klein, Ryan Reynolds
While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with — a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer.

Genre: comedy
Release date: 2005
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein
Available on: 

 

Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang  Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
An LA murder mystery brings together a gay private eye, a struggling actress, and a NY thief masquerading as an actor.

Genre: comedy
Release date: 2005
Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

LA Confidential La_confidential
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen – one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy – investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Genre: drama
Release date: 1997
Starring: Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

LA Story LA Story Cocktails and Movies Take Out Theater
With the help of a talking freeway billboard, a “wacky weatherman” tries to win the heart of an English newspaper reporter, who is struggling to make sense of the strange world of early-90s Los Angeles.

Genre: comedy
Release date: 1991
Starring: Steve Martin, Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Tennant,
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

Limitless limitless - cocktails and movies
With the help of a mysterious pill that enables the user to access 100 percent of his brain abilities, a struggling writer becomes a financial wizard, but it also puts him in a new world with lots of dangers.

Genre: thriller
Release date: 2011
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, Robert DeNiro, Andrew Howard
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

cocktails and movies midnight-in-paris-posterMidnight in Paris
While on a trip to Paris with his fiancée’s family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

Genre: comedy
Release date: 2011
Starring: Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Marion Cotillard
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

Monty Python and the Holy Grailcocktails and movies monty python holy grail
King Arthur and his knights embark on a low-budget search for the Grail, encountering many very silly obstacles.

Genre: comedy
Release date: 1975
Starring: Eric Idle, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

On Her Majesty’s Secret Serviceon her majesty's secret service banner
James Bond woos a mob boss’s daughter and goes undercover to uncover the true reason for Blofeld’s allergy research in the Swiss Alps that involves beautiful women from around the world.

Genre: action
Release date: 1969
Starring: George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

The Perfect Host Cocktails and Movies Take Out Theater The Perfect Host
A criminal on the run cons his way into the wrong dinner party where the host is anything but ordinary.

Genre: thriller
Release date: 2010
Starring: David Hyde Pierce, Clayne Crawford, Cooper Barnes
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

cocktails and movies takeouttheaterPerks of Being a Wall Flower
An introverted freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Genre: comedy
Release date: 2012
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Nina Dobrev
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

The Place Beyond the PinesCocktails and Movies Place Beyond the Pines
A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Genre: drama
Release date: 2012
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

Seeking A Friend For The End of The Worldcocktails and movies seeking a friend for the end of the world
As an asteroid nears Earth, a man finds himself alone after his wife leaves in a panic. He decides to take a road trip to reunite with his high school sweetheart. Accompanying him is a neighbor who inadvertently puts a wrench in his plan.

Genre: comedy (a very melancholy comedy)
Release date: 2012
Starring: Steve Carrell, Keira Knightley
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

cocktails and movies SwingersSwingers
Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene. Setting the mid 90’s up for Swing and “You’re so money…”

Genre: comedy
Release date: 1996
Starring: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Ron Livingston
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

The_Tao_of_Steve cocktails and movies Take out TheaterThe Tao of Steve
Underachieving, overweight kindergarten teacher Dex finds a woman who forces him to reexamine his Zen-like system of seduction.

Genre: comedy
Release date: 2000
Starring: Donal Logue, Greer Goodman, Ayelet Kaznelson, David Aaron Baker
Available on: DVD, Blu-Ray, Amazon Instant

 

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