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In the BBC crime series Luther, Idris Elba plays Dci John Luther to perfection. As brilliant as the psychopaths he hunts, and almost as tormented, Luther is one of TV’s great coppers, and Elba’s outstanding performance is fundamental to what makes him work so well. So, in No Good Deed, it’s a bit jarring to see him slip into the role of someone Luther would have relished bringing to justice.
As Colin, a “malignant narcissist” who escapes from prison and invades the home of suburban mother Terri (Taraji P. Henson) on a grim mission that I won’t spoil for you here, Elba is more dour and menacing than we’ve seen him before. He savors every horrifying threat that Colin throws Terri’s way, radiating a thinly veiled rage that threatens to bubble over into brutal violence. The actor’s imposing physical presence is a boon to him here, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Grossing some $52.5 million against a very modest $13 million budget, it’s fair to say that the Idris Elba/Taraji P. Henson thriller, "No Good Deed," was a genuine late summer/early fall sleeper box office hit. Now Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has wasted to no time in announcing that the film will be coming out on Blu-ray DVD on January 6th. There will be no actors or director’s commentary on the DVD, however there will be a few extras, including: a “Making a Thriller” featurette with producers Glenn S. Gainor and Will Packer, director Sam Miller, Elba and Henson, as they discuss the process of making a thriller, developing relatable characters, and »
July 4th weekend's horror offering, Deliver Us from Evil, is coming home to Blu-ray and DVD soon, and we have all the details you need along with the artwork. Break on through to the other side and dig it!
From the Press Release
From the director that brought audiences Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose comes the action-packed thriller Deliver Us From Evil, debuting on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 28th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Deliver Us From Evil is a chilling story inspired by the actual accounts of New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Ralph Sarchie (played by Eric Bana, Lone Survivor), who teams up with Father Mendoza (played by Edgar Ramírez, Zero Dark Thirty) to investigate a series of strange events that are taking over and terrorizing their city. Olivia Munn (Magic Mike) co-stars as Sarchie’s wife, and Joel McHale (“The Soup”) co-stars as Sarchie’s NYPD partner. »
- Steve Barton
3 items from 2014
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