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Dax Shepard certainly has his own brand of cool and his own idea of what comedy is. His latest directorial effort Hit & Run (co-directed with David Palmer) tries to play freely and wildly, but doesn’t quite pan out. It’s mostly harmless and sort of entertaining because of Tom Arnold’s freak-outs and Bradley Cooper‘s weird hair, but not once does the film’s core characters, played by Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, give you anything to root for.
It’s messy, with some redeeming qualities. It was shot on the super cheap end though, so don’t expect much crying from Shepard and the bunch.
Our very own Jonathan Lack had this to say about the film in his review:
Hit & Run has a clear, »
- Jeremy Lebens
Well, that was a first for "Dexter." In another tableau shocker to rival Deb's (Jennifer Carpenter) discovery of her brother killing Travis Marshall, Dexter (Michael C. Hall) had his way with Hannah McKay (Yvonne Strahovski.
Except this time, he used his butcher knife to release his intended victim from her plastic restraints -- and got hot 'n' heavy on the cold table as artificial snow fell on them in a winter wonderland, -- the closed-down carnival that had enchanted the serial murderess.
Hopping Down the Bunny Trail: Turns out Peter Cottontail isn't the only thing Hannah has been dispatching with deadly poison. Dexter learns that both Hannah's husband and her mentor -- Beverly Grey, from whom she inherited her nursery, both died. He suspects poison, and discovers that she has been harvesting aconite -- "beautiful and dangerous, just like Hannah" -- for years on her greenhouse property. And because her »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Jan. 8, 2013
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Shepard stars as Yul Perrkins, or Charles Bronson as he’s known in the Witness Protection Program. In his previous life, Charles was a getaway driver, and he uses those skills to help get his girlfriend (Kristen Bell, Big Miracle) to Los Angeles for the job opportunity of a lifetime. However, their road trip gets complicated when they’re chased by an inept federal agent (Tom Arnold, Restitution) and Charlie’s ex-friend (Bradley Cooper, Limitless), a vengeance-crazed criminal who Charles helped put in jail.
The sparks flew at their very first meeting, when an inexplicably nervous Dex took a DNA swab from Hannah, who as a teenager joined boyfriend Wayne Randall on wild killing spree.
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Although she was punished as his accomplice, Hannah was found not guilty of participating in the actual murders.
Has Dexter found another killer girlfriend? How will Hannah affect the Morgan siblings' fragile relationship?
"Dexter" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Showtime.
For its doodle marking what would have been François Truffaut's 80th birthday today, Google needed an iconic image. Not Catherine Deneuve or Gérard Depardieu in The Last Metro (1980) or Isabelle Adjani in The Story of Adele H. (1975) or even Jeanne Moreau in Jules and Jim (1962), but rather, and most obviously, the young Antoine Doinel on the beach. The doodle's not exactly the famous final freeze frame but nevertheless very recognizably the young Jean-Pierre Léaud in what would be both the director's and the actor's debut feature, The 400 Blows (1959).
"It's fascinating to consider the similarities and the differences between François and Antoine," wrote Kent Jones in a 2003 essay for Criterion on Antoine and Colette (1962), the short film in which Antoine, all of 17, falls in love for the first time. Kent Jones notes that Truffaut has shifted the "cultural meeting ground" of the young lovers "from the cinematheque," where Truffaut, »
5 items from 2012
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