| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A hardened cop and a desperate crook form an unlikely alliance that helps bring down an organized crime syndicate in "Bad Country," a blandly executed action-thriller whose cast names (Matt Dillon, Willem Dafoe) and mild '80s Louisiana flavor offer only modest compensations for the story's workmanlike construction and routine twists. Opening for a brief theatrical run on April 11, this first and final directorial effort by "The Boondock Saints" producer Chris Brinker -- who died of an aortic aneurysm last year, while the film (then titled "Whiskey Bay") was still in post-production -- feels like home-viewing fodder through and through, and should rack up a few downloads on the basis of its top-billed duo.
| Mar 23, 2011
Inside the 'House' writers room: Answering questions about this week's episode