13 SINS, the new film co-written (with David Birke) and directed by Daniel Stamm (below, of The Last Exorcism) has a set-up and follow-through that's a notch or ten above the usual shlock. The movie grabs you from scene one -- which seems to have little to do with what follows, but of course absolutely does -- and never lets go.
Mark Webber), shown below -- about to be married and suddenly unemployed (because he doesn't have the "killer instinct" he needs order to sell folk insurance policies that they don't need) -- is very much the sweet, kind, little-bit nerdy fellow audiences will bond with immediately. Elliot is saddled with a somewhat nasty father who is failing, healthwise, and a younger brother who is mentally challenged and may soon be placed in a state-run home. Money is, as ever these days, greatly needed but instead seems to be quickly disappearing from Elliot's life -- when a surprise phone call comes in on our hero's cell.
Donny Boaz, above) who used to bully him in high school.
Ron Perlman (below, left) in the role of the local cop and the ever-weighty Pruitt Taylor Vince (below, right), as a fellow who is building a file on these "gamesters."
Rutina Wesley, below), who brings a smart, no-nonsense approach to her performance -- which carries over quite wonderfully to the film itself.
Radius/TWC, arrives in theaters this Friday, April 18, and it's already playing via VOD. Click here to learn at which theaters you can see it. Just enter you zip code and then click on TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES, or click on the WATCH button under ON-DEMAND to learn where you can find the movie via VOD.