4 items from 2011
Relativity has debuted the Act of Valor trailer introducing you to the new film that stars a group of active-duty real-life Navy SEALs and inspired by true events as this group attempts to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative leading to information relating to a deadly terrorist plot against the U.S. resulting in a team of SEALs dispatched on a worldwide manhunt. Along with the real-life SEALs the film stars Roselyn Sanchez (Rush Hour 3), Emilio Rivera (Next Day Air) and Alex Veadov (Drag Me to Hell) and is set for a February 17, 2012 release. Watch the Act of Valor trailer below and get a look at the poster right here. You can download the trailer in high definition at Yahoo. »
- Brad Brevet
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced the UK DVD release of S.W.A.T. 2: Firefight, starring Gabriel Macht (Love and Other Drugs, The Spirit), on March 21st. The film also stars Robert Patrick (Terminator 2,) Carly Pope (The Glass House, Disturbing Behaviour), Giancarlo Esposito (Rabbit Hole) and Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines).
An expert in anti-terrorism tactics, hotshot Lapd officer Paul Cutler (Macht) is ordered to Detroit to train its S.W.A.T. team in the latest hostage rescue techniques. But everything changes when their botched response to a domestic dispute ends with a hostage down and a government assassin (Patrick) now obsessed with terminating Cutler as well as his entire S.W.A.T. team.
Confession: I’m a direct to video movie junkie. I used to scour the shelves of my local video store searching for the films deemed not quite good enough for theaters. Yes – most of these films quite frankly aren’t any good. But every once in awhile, I would come across a gem – films like The Man From Earth or Mean Guns or Dance with the Devil or Getting in or pretty much anything featuring Steven Seagal or Mark Dacascos. None of these films were what you would call perfect – but free from the marketing and hype that surrounds so many theatrical films, there was just something, well, purer about the experience. Which is what potentially makes the newfound Dtv surge of films all the more exciting. Nowadays, in the face of diminishing theatrical attendance, studios’ have created labels with the precise goal of distributing Dtv films. The newest entry into this rapidly growing field, »
- Tommy Cook
Colin Farrell's "Swat" film grossed over $200 million worldwide on a $80 million budget when it hit theaters back in 2003. That was enough to merit a straight-to-dvd sequel, called "Swat: Firefight," for which we now have a trailer. Check it out below. Plot: The story revolves around an insidious and unstoppable villain (Robert Patrick), determined to exact his revenge on the new, hot-shot instructor (Gabriel Macht) of Detroit's most elite crime fighting team. The new movie is directed by Benny Boom (Next Day Air) and co-stars Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3). It is scheduled to hit stores on DVD and Blu-ray on March 1st. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »
4 items from 2011
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