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This Weekend's Indies: 'Hellion', 'The Rover' & 'The Signal'

Opening in limited release this weekend: a delinquent son and estranged father fighting to get his youngest son back from Child Services, two wanderers in the Austrian outback after global economic failure, and a college student who wakes up only to confront a dystopian nightmare

Hellion: Hellion, by definition, means a rowdy or trouble-making person. This person is Jacob (Josh Wiggins), a 13-year-old boy who has his little brother Wes (Deke Garner) taken away from him by Child Protective Services to go live with his aunt. Jacob must find his estranged father (Aaron Paul), in order to get Wes back. 

The Rover: What do we seek and remember when all is lost? The Rover ponders this question through the story of Eric (Guy Pearce) and Rey (Robert Pattinson). The film takes place sometime in the near future when the world has experienced an economic collapse. Eric is left with nothing but his car, which gets stolen as a result of Rey's gang affliation. After the robbery, Rey gets left behind and ends up being Eric's accomplice as they trek across the Australian outback

The Signal By the looks of this film, I think we can assume that Laurence Fishburne has reassumed his role as Morpheus. Though we don't know too much about the plot yet, it is clear that Fishburne is once again the bearer of bad news to Nic (Brenton Thwaites), a college student who wakes up in a nightmare after a bad turn on a roadtrip with his buddies. 


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