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Prepare for the ultimate showdown when Jane Got A Gun comes to Blu-ray™ and DVD August 22, and Digital Download on August 15. We’re celebrating the release of this gritty western, starring Oscar© winner Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton, by giving you the chance to win a bundle of all-action Blu-rays including Sicario, Slow West, 3:10 To Yuma and Out Of The Furnace.
Jane Got A Gun tells the story of Jane Hammond (Portman), a young mother living in a secluded ranch on the vast New Mexico prairie. When her family’s life is threatened by a conniving gang of outlaws led by the nefarious John Bishop (McGregor), Jane is forced to seek help from her former fiancé (Edgerton), now a gunslinger, in order to protect her home. Sequestered at her ranch with a limited stockpile of weapons, Jane must trust her instincts as they await the epic showdown with the Bishops. »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier this year, Natalie Portman's gunslinging western "Jane Got A Gun" came and went from theaters. But if you missed it, not only do we have a copy of the movie to help you catch up, but a few more films of female-driven action to make for an exciting quadruple bill of thrills. Directed by Gavin O'Connor, and also featuring Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Noah Emmerich and Boyd Holbrook, the movie centers on Jane Hammond, who has built a life on the rugged western plains with her husband Bill "Ham" Hammond and young daughter. But when Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets after a run-in with the relentless John Bishop and his gang, she knows they will not stop until her family is dead. In desperation, Jane turns to Dan Frost, a man from her past, for help in what becomes a battle for survival. The prize »
- The Playlist Staff
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Are you ready for another ride with Kevin Hart and Ice Cube? In "Ride Along 2," the comedy duo return as partners (and brothers-in-law-to-be) to tackle a new crime in Miami. The movie comes out on Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on Tuesday, April 26. The DVD and Blu-ray both include deleted scenes, a gag reel, feature commentary, and several featurettes; the Blu-ray also includes five other special features.
This film has a rather labored history to the big screen, but you can see the results for yourself on DVD/Blu-ray April 26. Natalie Portman plays »
- Gina Carbone
Related: Jane Got a Gun – but most women in westerns still don't
Actually, Jane is demurely reliant on old-fashioned menfolk getting their guns to protect her in this laborious and solemn western, hampered by teaser flashbacks and finally saddled with a ridiculous ending: it showcases a very stately performance from its producer-star, Natalie Portman. This project got bogged down three years ago when its original director Lynne Ramsay walked out due to disagreements on casting and creative autonomy. The reins are now in the hands of Gavin O’Connor, who directed the martial-arts movie Warrior, with Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy; Brian Duffield’s original and widely admired screenplay appears to have received a number of revisions. Portman plays Jane Hammond, a tough frontierswoman whose husband, Bill (Noah Emmerich »
- Peter Bradshaw
Want to win a “Women Kicking Ass” Prize Pack? What’s in the prize pack? Blu-ray of “Jane Got A Gun,” “Everly,” “In The Blood,” and “Free Fall.” Tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick entries at random. Entries Must be in by 12Pm Est on Tuesday, April 26. U.S. Only Please. Thanks for entering and good luck!! Starring: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton (Black Mass, The Gift, The Great Gatsby), Ewan McGregor (August: Osage County, The Island), Rodrigo Santoro (Focus, 300: Rise of an Empire), Noah Emmerich (TV’s “The Americans”, Little Children), and Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl, Run All Night). Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) has built a life [ Read More ]
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- Rudie Obias
It’s a wonder that Jane Got a Gun is even out in theaters right now. Anyone with even a passing familiarity with its production headlines will have read about its hellacious development cycle – whether it be the multiple delays, or the revolving door of talent like previous director Lynne Ramsay, and departed headliners like Michael Fassbender, Jude Law, and Bradley Cooper.
Gavin O’Connor, who’s built a sturdy reputation through elevated genre hits like Miracle and Warrior, was given the unenviable job to pick up the pieces. And while he’s created a fleet, nasty western that feels uncompromising in its violence, it’s also just as quick to jettison any of the themes that have the possibility to weigh down the story. In the last third, O’Connor isn’t so much tying up loose ends, as forcing the groundwork for the tidiest ending possible.
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- Michael Snydel
In a movie-verse full of Katnisses, Black Widows and whatever that “Divergent” girl is supposed to be, pioneer homesteader Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) doesn’t quite stand out as a superheroine. But when her husband Bill (Noah Emmerich) arrives home with five bullets in him, Jane’s resolve not to fall victim to his vengeful shooter overtakes her in a tale with more feeling than sense. That’s not exactly a dismissal. All three of this Western’s central characters — Jane, her former betrothed Dan Frost (Joel Edgerton), and the villainous outlaw Colin Bishop (an unrecognizable Ewan McGregor, with a black broom resting. »
- Inkoo Kang
There are movies that can make you feel nostalgic for a more innocent time — i.e., the pre-Internet era — when audiences (and critics) could approach each new release unburdened by detailed knowledge of its production history. “Jane Got a Gun,” a solidly made and conventionally satisfying Western, is one of those movies. For those who have perused the countless accounts of last-minute cast changes, musical directors’ chairs and repeatedly delayed release dates, it may be difficult to objectively judge what actually appears on screen here without being distracted by thoughts of what could have been, or should have been.
To be sure, a hefty percentage of the folks most likely to enjoy an old-fashioned oater such as this normally won’t devote massive quantities of time to consuming showbiz blogs and trade papers. But those unplugged genre aficionados may not know “Jane Got a Gun” exists, since the Weinstein Company »
- Joe Leydon
After a bevy of problems — a director who quits on the first day of production, a series of cast changes, conflicting script approvals, legal battles and the loss of a distributor — the Weinstein Company premiered Western drama “Jane Got a Gun” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on Wednesday evening. Natalie Portman, who produced the film and stars as the title character, Jane Hammond, made a grand entrance at the intimate screening presented by the Cinema Society — where she admitted to Variety that the production was “stressful,” but has made her a “stronger and braver” filmmaker.
“This was the most challenging movie I’ve ever been a part of. There was an obstacle every hour, every day,” Portman, 34, told Variety on the red carpet. “It was interesting that all the problems we went through were parallel to the obstacles that characters in the movie go through. You »
- Paul Chi
When the past comes to haunt her in the form of the Bishop Boys, a violent gang of outlaws hell-bent on vengeance against her current husband, Jane Hammond enlists her former fiancé to help defend the family and new life she has built. Jane Got a Gun is a dramatic action-adventure set in the Wild West and stars Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Noah Emmerich and Joel Edgerton. Watch this Fandango Movieclips exclusive clip where the Bishop Boys gang plans their search for Jane and...
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Preview more footage, plus images of actress Natalie Portman in director Gavin O'Connor's action western feature, "Jane Got a Gun", co-starring Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich and Ewan McGregor, opening February 2016:
"...'Jane Hammond' (Portman) has built a new life with her husband 'Ham Hammond' (Emmerich) after being tormented by the 'Bishop Boys' gang.
"She finds herself in the gang’s crosshairs once again when Ham stumbles home riddled with bullets...
"...after dueling with the Boys and their relentless leader, 'Colin' (McGregor).
"With the vengeful crew hot on Ham's trail, Jane has nowhere to turn but to her former fiancé 'Dan Frost' (Edgerton) for help in defending her family against certain death.
Haunted by old memories, Jane’s past meets the present in a heart-stopping battle for survival..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Jane Got A Gun"...
- Michael Stevens
Natalie Portman’s Jane might have a gun, but she’ll still need all the help she can get to survive an attack on her home and family in the new trailer for western Jane Got a Gun. This other Jane could definitely use Thor‘s help here (you know, Jane Foster, Jane Hammond), but then again, unlike the […]
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight may be occupying a sizeable chunk of the western mindshare off the back of its grand 70mm release, but The Weinstein Company has now redirected attention toward Gavin O’Connor’s upcoming genre piece Jane Got a Gun with a new trailer and slew of images for the outlaw thriller.
Toplining the drama as the titular Jane Hammond is Natalie Portman, who begins the film alongside her doting husband Bill “Ham” Hammond (Noah Emmerich) after a narrow escape from the dastardly Bishop Boys gang. But it isn’t long before Portman’s gun-toting heroine finds a price on her head once again, leaving her with little choice but to seek help from a former flame in Dan Frost (Joel Edgerton) to ward off the bandits from her and her ailing husband.
- Michael Briers
13 items from 2016
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