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8 items from 2014

What to Watch: March 25-April 11, 2014

1 April 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

What to Watch is back in two-week form this time around, hitting the most important Blu-ray, DVD, and streaming offerings from both March 25th and April 1st. No April Fool’s Day jokes here. We’re above that. Sorta. What you will find is one of the best movies of last year, a fantastic comedy series, a foreign film you really should see, and further proof that John Cusack is merely slipping into straight-to-dvd oblivion like that damn horse in “The Neverending Story”. Pick one of the six. What the Hell, pick two.

The Wolf of Wall Street

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The Wolf of Wall Street

One of the best films of 2013 is here in a mildly disappointing Blu-ray given the rumors of four or even Six hour cuts reportedly in the works for release someday. Consequently, this practically movie-only release has the feel of a placeholder, something to put »

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'Left Behind' Remake Starring Nicolas Cage Gets October Release

29 March 2014 9:31 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Among the most highly anticipated films to be released in 2014, Stoney Lake Entertainment announces the full-length action-adventure motion picture Left Behind. The movie stars Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage as Rayford Steele, as well as Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson and Jordin Sparks. The movie is directed by veteran filmmaker, Vic Armstrong, widely renowned for directing action sequences. Left Behind is produced and distributed by Stoney Lake Entertainment, with the national release slated for October 3, 2014.

Left Behind follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage) who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele (Cassi Thomson) is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world »

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Film Review: ‘The Bag Man’

4 March 2014 5:43 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The titular satchel in “The Bag Man” is one of those coveted carry-ons, like the glowing briefcases of “Kiss Me Deadly” and “Pulp Fiction” fame, that everybody wants, nobody seems to know the contents of, and which makes a world of trouble for all who come into contact with it. They include a melancholy widower hitman (John Cusack) and the assorted denizens of a fleabag Louisiana motel in this self-consciously weird post-modern noir that wrests some formidable competition to emerge as one of the most head-scratching money jobs of both Cusack’s and special guest star Robert De Niro’s careers. Despite a decent $14,000 average in its opening frame on two U.S. screens, the future looks bleak for the reportedly self-financed debut feature of British director David Grovic, while the name cast may stimulate modestly better VOD traffic.

Though the script (credited to Grovic and Paul Conway) purports to »

- Scott Foundas

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Three 'The Bag Man' Clips

28 February 2014 12:07 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The suspense is over; find out #WhatsInTheBag today! The Bag Man starring John Cusack, Rebecca Da Costa, Robert De Niro, and Crispin Glover opens in New York (AMC Empire 25) and Los Angeles (AMC Citywalk). Catch the film in a city near you, On Demand, and Digital HD on March 4th. For a complete list of cities and theaters, please visit the film's official website. To celebrate the film's release, we have three new clips to check out before heading to the theaters this weekend.

The Bag Man is a taut crime thriller that follows the story of Jack (John Cusack), a tough guy with chronic bad luck but human touches. Hired by Dragna (Robert De Niro), a legendary crime boss to complete a simple but unusual task, the plot centers around the anticipated arrival of Dragna who has summoned Jackand a host of shady characters to a remote location for unknown reasons. »

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'The Bag Man' Interview with Crispin Glover | Exclusive

27 February 2014 11:32 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Bag Man is a taut crime thriller that follows the story of Jack (John Cusack), a tough guy with chronic bad luck. Hired by legendary crime boss Dragna (Robert De Niro) to complete a simple but unusual task, the plot centers on Jack and a host of shady characters that have been summoned to a remote location for unknown reasons. Over the course of a long and violently eventful night awaiting this crime boss's arrival, Jack crosses paths with Rivka (Rebecca Da Costa), a stunningly beautiful woman whose life becomes physically and emotionally entangled with his own. When Dragna finally arrives on the scene there are sudden and extreme consequences for all.

Appearing in the film is one of our personal favorite actors, Crispin Glover. He plays the innkeeper at this mysterious location where a number of unsavory characters have gathered. The actor has been suspiciously absent from the »

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The Bag Man Review

25 February 2014 5:00 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I have only myself to blame. After checking out the trailer for The Bag Man (previously Motel) and noting the presence of John Cusack and Robert De Niro, two actors who have done terrific work in the past (I mean, De Niro has two Oscars on his mantelpiece, for chrissake), I started to get a little excited for this indie crime thriller. Perhaps it would maintain a cool, neo-noir vibe, or at least give Cusack and De Niro a chance to craft nasty, interesting characters. Alas, that quantum of expectation simply made it all the more agonizing for me to sit through one of the laziest, dopiest thrillers I’ve seen in years.

The film starts off with a boring set-up, as criminal Jack (Cusack) gets an assignment from his big-shot boss Dragna (De Niro): pick up a bag and hold it at a seedy motel until Dragna arrives. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Trailer for the Crime Thriller The Bag Man with Cusack and De Niro

29 January 2014 5:30 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

John Cusack and Robert De Niro star alongside each other in a crime thriller called The Bagman. We have the first trailer for the film for you to check out, and it looks pretty decent if you enjoy these kinds of films. The story follows a criminal who "bides his time at a seedy motel, waiting for his boss after killing several men and making away with a mystery bag." Other cast members include Crispin GloverRebecca Da Costa, and Martin Klebba, who play some interesting looking characters. Here's the official synopsis:

The Bag Man is a taut crime thriller that follows Jack (John Cusack), a tough guy with chronic bad luck but human touches, and legendary crime boss Dragna (Robert De Niro). Dragna has summoned Jack and a host of shady characters to a remote bayou motel for unknown reasons, and over the course of a long and violently eventful night, »

- Joey Paur

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First Clip From Left Behind, Starring Nicolas Cage

29 January 2014 | | See recent news »

Left Behind producer and co-writer Paul Lalonde has revealed the first clip from the new version on Facebook and you can watch it below. He says: "I was running through the rough cut of Left Behind again today and thought you guys might like a little tiny peek. It's temporary music and it hasn't been color corrected etc, but hey, it's better than nothing right? Enjoy." Director Vic Armstrong's Left Behind reboot stars Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson, Jordan Sparks, Quinton Aaron and Martin Klebba. The film is a remake of the Christian-themed movie franchise, based on the series of books written by Tim Lahaye and Jerry Jenkins that have sold more than 65 million copies worldwide. An airborne 747 is head to »

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