Keanu Reeves brings romance and drama to home theaters this week in 'Siberia'


Keanu Reeves in “Siberia.”

Keanu Reeves, known for popular films such as “Point Break,” “Speed,” The Matrix,” and “The Lake House,” has most recently starred in lower budget films, including “Siberia.”

The film, directed by Matthew Ross, mixes a bit of romance, suspense and mystery together when American diamond merchant Lucas Hill (Reeves), heads to Russia to sell some rare blue diamonds that have questionable origin.

The deal falls apart, his partner goes missing and soon Hill finds himself falling into an obsessive and passionate relationship with Russian cafe owner Katya (Ana Ularu, “Inferno” and “Emerald City”) in the small Siberian town of Mirny.

The diamond trade world becomes treacherous and Hill tries to escape in a world with no exit.

Other cast members include, Molly Ringwald (“Pretty In Pink” and “The Breakfast Club”), Aleks Paunovic (“numb” and “This Means War”) and Pasha D Lynchnikoff (“Deadwood” and “Shameless”).

“Icily inhospitable to compelling performances or a sensible narrative, ‘Siberia’ offers audiences a harsh and seemingly interminable exile from entertainment.,” states the critics consensus on the website Rotten Tomatoes.

This film is rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some violence and drug use.

Other films released to home theaters this week include:

n “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” directed by J. A. Bayona and starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, James Cromwell and Rafe Spall. It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort, Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Pratt) and Claire (Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

This film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril.

n “Damsel,” directed by David and Nathan Zellner and starring Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and the Zellners. Samuel Alabaster (Pattinson), an affluent pioneer, ventures across the American frontier to marry the love of his life, Penelope (Wasikowska). As his group traverses the west, the once-simple journey grows treacherous, blurring the lines between hero, villain and damsel.

The film is rated R for some violence, language, sexual material and brief graphic nudity.

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