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Despite the fair success and critical acclaim of the last Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis Villeneuve effort, Prisoners, Enemy never seemed to get enough people talking about it. That’s also despite the fact that it managed its own critical acclaim, winning a solid 72% on rottentomatoes.com. That’s a higher score than it seems for an indie film about something decidedly strange.
Considering the supporting cast, you’d think there would be a serious draw to this one, but it didn’t get nearly the attention in theaters that it deserved. It’s possible that mentioning that it is based on a Nobel Prize-winning novel may have left some unsure what they might be getting into with this one.
Well, your chance to catch it again isn’t too far off, as this one comes home on June 24th, even if it is apparently going to be rather slim as far as bonus material goes. »
- Marc Eastman
Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Best Supporting Actor, Brokeback Mountain, 2005) reteams with his Prisoners director, Denis Villeneuve, in Enemy, a sexy and mind-bending thriller that breathes new life into the doppelganger tradition arriving on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) June 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Released theatrically by A24, the film is based on Nobel Prize in Literature winner Jose Saramongo's novel The Double, and also stars Mélanie Laurent (Now You See Me), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method) and Isabella Rossellini (Fearless). Winner of the Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver at the Catalonian International Film Festival, the Enemy DVD includes a "making of" featurette and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.
Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a glum professor who has grown disinterested by his ordinary life. When Adam discovers a man who appears to be his double, the identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and hauntingly intertwined. »
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The best Disney movie since “The Lion King” (Disney, not Pixar), “Frozen” gets the lavish Mouse House treatment. There’s no better studio for family releases and they’re not about to slack on one of the biggest moneymakers of their existence. We are Just getting started with “Frozen”. You know how “Beauty & The Beast” and “The Lion King” became industries unto themselves? Spawning Broadway musicals, theme park rides, new shows, straight-to-dvd sequels, etc.? “Frozen” will end up the same way. If you have a kid, you won’t »
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