What's on Tap

What's on Tap

New movies this weekend: Focus, Lazarus Effect

Posted February 26, 2015

Focus (Drama, R, Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, Gerald McRaney) - Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection, becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess. As he's teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame-now an accomplished femme fatale-shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky's latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop...and the consummate con man off his game.

The Lazarus Effect (Thriller, R, Starring Evan Peters, Olivia Wilde, Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger, Mark Duplass) - A group of researchers led by Frank and Zoe have achieved the unimaginable- bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough. When the dean of their university learns of their experiments, their project is shut down. The team recreates the experiment, but things go wrong and Zoe is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank attempts to resurrect their first human subject. The procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team is no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life- but rather, the wrath of her return.


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