4 items from 2011
Cal (Tim Roth) and Ria (Monica Raymund) need to ascertain if a violent gang member, Manny Trillo (Paul Calderon) in prison has reformed and should be released pending a pardon from the governor. As the guards escort Manny to be questioned by them Cal notices the hostile intent towards Manny from the other prisoners. Anyone can see the prisoners will attack him and Manny is stabbed in the neck during the furore. Gillian (Kelli Williams) and Eli (Brendan Hines) probe the death of a probie fireman who was left inside a burning building. Mike Adams (Carlos Lacamara) introduces them to Eric's (Andre Kincaid) grandfather, Mr Mitchell (Antonio Fargas). Eric was already dead before the fire reached him and so Mike suspects he was murdered. Gillian says Tom Clayton, the lieutenant (Brad Beyer) should question the men instead of them. Gillian and Eli will then gage their reactions. Tom was too »
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center is hosting, "Prince of the City: Remembering Sidney Lumet," a memorial retrospective of Sidney Lumet's work, will take place July 19 - 25 at the Walter Reade Theater. Guest appearances include screenwriter Walter Bernstein after the screening of "Fail-safe" on July 20 and Luis Guzman, Paul Calderon and Judge Edwin Torres after the screening of "Q&A" on July 24. Other screenings of his work »
A look at what's new on DVD today:
"Game of Death" (2011)
Directed by Giorgio Serafini
Released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Quite possibly Wesley Snipes' last film for a long, long time, this action flick features the "Passenger 57" star as a CIA agent who is betrayed by his employer after he's deployed to take out an arms dealer in Detroit. "Grindhouse" star Zoe Bell is onhand to provide backup.
"Celestial Films: Lady Hermit" (1971)
Directed by Meng Hua Ho
Released by Funimation
An aspiring female kung fu warrior searches for an elusive master who turns out to pretend to be a servant in this Shaw Brothers produced action flick.
"Daylight Robbery" (2008)
Directed by Paris Leonti
Released by Well Go USA
Paris Leonti's heist flick involves a group of misfits who plot to rob the London Exchange of the loot in their underground vault.
Directed by Robin Christian »
- Stephen Saito
Directed by: Jessy Terrero
Running Time: 1 hr 22m
Due Out: January 4, 2011
Plot: As gun-running guru (50 Cent) attempts to maintain control of the Detroit firearms market, his adversaries attempt to put him out of business.
Who’S It For? Fans of 50 Cent. Firearm enthusiasts.
This is amateur hour as brought to you by Director Jessy Terrero (Soul Plane). Aside from decent acting performances by 50 Cent and Val Kilmer, everything about this film reeks amateur. The story, the dialog, the characters, the filming locations, the pacing, the camerawork, the editing, the score, the extras, the craft services, all amateur. It was particularly painful at times to sit through this one. The film did have a few saving graces however, earning it slightly higher than the dreaded 1/10 movie score.
Those saving graces being: 1) I’ve always been a big fan of Val Kilmer, »
- Aaron Ruffcorn
4 items from 2011
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