6 items from 2010
A look at what's new on DVD today:
Directed by John Inwood
Released by Image Entertainment
Also appearing on VOD, Heather Graham, Amber Heard and Jennifer Coolidge team up to launch a service that will permanently wipe away your exes from your address book (and life) under the cover of Coolidge's bug extermination business in this comedy from cinematographer-turned-director John Inwood.
"Bad Ass" (2009)
Directed by Adamo Cultraro
Released by Well Go USA
Directed by Neil Marshall
Released by Magnolia Home Entertainment
Following "Doomsday," Marshall returns to Hadrian's Wall in England for the story of surviving group of Roman soldiers in 117 A.D., including Michael Fassbender, Dominic West and Liam Cunningham among their ranks, who defend »
- Stephen Saito
There are three horror or thriller titles releasing next week beginning November 2nd. The period action piece Centurion will release on DVD and Blu-Ray formats, with the Blu-Ray offering nine special features. Also releasing is the Blu-Ray copy of the 2007 sleeper hit Funny Games, which will only offer bare extras. Finally, Once Fallen will release through First Look International; the film stars Ed Harris (Waking the Dead), Richard Tyson (The Fear Chamber), and Peter Weller. Have a look at each of these titles in more detail below.
Centurion - DVD, Blu-Ray
Director/writer: Neil Marshall.
A partial synopsis for Centurion is here:
"Ad 117, the Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying Picts."
*The full »
- 28DaysLaterAnalysis@gmail.com (Michael Allen)
Check out a Movie Jungle Exclusive red band clip from "Once Fallen" starring Brian Presley, Taraji P. Henson, Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Peter Weller, Ash Adams and Chad Lindberg. Ash Adams directs and writes the First Look distributed, action-packed film which is being sent out on Blu-ray and DVD on November 2nd. When Chance (Brian Presley, Home of the Brave, Streets of Blood, Borderland) returns home after five years in jail, he is determined to escape his past, start a new life and make peace with his father, (Ed Harris, Academy Award ® nominee and Golden Globe® winner, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, A History of Violence), who is the head of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and serving a life sentence for murder. Upon his release, his dreams of a crime-free future begin to disintegrate when he is forced to assume his best friend’s outrageous debt to a local mobster. »
One month, 280 films and 70,000 words later, my guide to the films of 2010 is now complete. I hope you've enjoyed reading it all - it's been utterly exhausting but an ultimately rewarding venture I've been single-handedly pulling together since early December. If you have liked it, my only request is that you help spread the word about it now that it's all done.
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- Garth Franklin
Summary: A rollercoaster-style treasure hunt for the legendary Fritton’s Gold ensues as the feisty and ever-resourceful schoolgirls of St Trinian’s face their most fearsome establishment rivals yet - the villainous Pomfrey and his sidekicks from the women-hating secret society known as AD1.
Analysis: While it didn't travel much beyond the UK, 2007's reboot of the "St Trinian's" franchise nearly doubled its £7 million production budget in sales in the UK alone - making it one of the top grossing independent British films of the past decade. Reviews were decidedly mixed but generally pretty weak at the time, so the greenlighting of a sequel surprised quite a few.
Despite a critical drubbing, the core audience of young British teenage girls seemed to be satisfied by »
- Garth Franklin
Director: Mikael Hafstrom
Summary: In the months leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, an American man arrives in Shanghai to find his friend recently murdered. In investigating his friend's death, he stumbles upon a secret the United States government has been keeping and falls in love in the process.
Analysis: After being granted permission to shoot in the Chinese city, the $10 million production found its permit quickly being revoked by the Government who expressed concerns about the script. The result is Bangkok and the United Kingdom standing in for the real Shanghai which seems kind of against the entire point.
Cusack himself has emphatically endorsed the project in interviews, calling it a "once-in-a-lifetime opportunity", but being stuck at the cash-strapped Weinstein Company means that its release plans are unsure beyond a vague promise of a limited bow around Easter. »
- Garth Franklin
6 items from 2010
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