9 items from 2011
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: March 5, 2012
Price: DVD $59.99, Blu-ray $79.98
Studio: HBO Home Entertainment/Warner Home Video
Game of Thrones, HBO’s elaborate, fully rigged primetime fantasy television series, was an instant hit upon its broadcast premiere in April2011.
Based on George R. R. Martin‘s best-selling series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire, the sweeping fantasy saga is set in the mythical land of Westeros, where summers span decades and winters can last a lifetime. It’s here that two powerful families — royal clans of kings and queens, knights and renegades, and liars and noblemen — engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. As betrayal, lust, intrigue and supernatural forces shake all parts of the land, their bloody struggle for the Iron Throne will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences. »
Actor Also Talks 'Knights of Badassdom' & 'Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage – he of the recent Emmy win for the HBO series “Game of Thrones”--has been in his fair share of indie films (“The Station Agent,” “Living in Oblivion,” “Human Nature,” “Saint John of Las Vegas”). So when his friend Alexandre Rockwell ("In the Soup," "Four Rooms") approached him to star in his new film, the noir-ish dramedy “Pete Smalls Is Dead”--which hits VOD today, November 4th--the actor offered to take on an additional role as a producer. “Producer titles kind of get handed out like candy a little… »
Release Date: Nov. 22, 2011
Price: DVD $24.98, Blu-ray $29.98
Dempsey (TV’s Grey’s Anatomy) stars as Tripp, a nervous customer who has a crush on beautiful bank teller Kaitlin (Ashley Judd, Dolphin Tale). He gets the opportunity to impress her when the bank is hit by two different gangs of bank robbers at the same time, a high-tech trio planning to break into the vault and a pair of dumb hicks who think knocking off ATMs is a big score. A sticky situation indeed!
When the bank’s security system locks everyone inside, Tripp, Kaitlin and the other customers and employees are hostages. But when people begin mysteriously dying, the group begins to wonder whether there’s someone else in the bank up to no good. »
Huzzah! A fortnight (or so) ago, thou hast received a scroll (e-mail) inviting me for an early look at Knights of Badassdom. Of course, I couldn't pass up such an invite, since I have been following the movie on Twitter (@badassdom_movie) for awhile now and it has such an amazing cast, with Ryan Kwanten, Summer Glau, Steve Zahn, Margarita Levieva, Danny Pudi, Joshua Malina, and the incomparable Peter Dinklage.
For those who aren't too familiar with Knights of Badassdom, the movie centers on a group of live-action roleplayers (a.k.a. LARPers) who inadvertently summon a powerful demon from the depths of hell. They must then try to use their Larp fighting skills to try and contain the demon. When I arrived at this Hollywood event, I and the other press members were greeted by director Joe Lynch, screenwriter/producer Matt Wall, and producer Mark Burton. First off, they »
Disney will debut the Blu-ray disc of the Coen Brothers’ 2000 period comedy-adventure O Brother, Where Art Thou? on September 13 for the list price of $26.50.
The release comes less than a month after Universal issues the Coen Brothers film The Big Lebowski on Blu-ray for the very first time.
The film playfully updates Homer’s famous epic poem The Odyssey to Depression-era Mississippi and stars George Clooney (The Men Who Stare At Goats), John Turturro (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) and Tim Blake Nelson (Saint John of Las Vegas) as three escaped prisoners who embark on a wild adventure while shackled to each other. On their “odyssey,” they encounter such strange characters as a blind prophet (Lee Weaver, Donnie Darko) a trio of sexy sirens and a one-eyed Bible salesman (John Goodman, »
As the saying goes, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" and it has served the foundation for many movies fromt the successful ("The Hangover") to the dreadful ("Saint John Of Las Vegas") and yet another is on the way. Variety reports that Kim Basinger, Heather Graham, Catherine O'Hara and Jason Patric will star in the indie flick "Fortune." Written by Nancy Fichman and Jennifer Hoppe (the duo have previously teamed on episodes of "Nurse Jackie"), the story follows "a petty thief who pledges to save his life after a roadside killing; and two financially destitute sisters who grudgingly team… »
IFC will release the spirited 2010 comedy Peep World on Blu-ray and DVD on July 19 for the list prices of $29.98 and $24.98, respectively.
Directed by Barry Blaustein (The Ringer) and written by first-time screenwriter Peter Himmelstein, the movie zeroes in on the growing tensions between four siblings as they dine with their father (Ron Rifkin, TV’s Brothers and Sisters) to celebrate his 70th birthday. The “kids” consists of two brothers who are, respectively, a porn addict (Michael C. Hall, TV’s Dexter) and a screw-up (Rainn Wilson, TV’s The Office), a bitchy actress sister (Sarah Silverman, Saint John of Las Vegas) and a third son (Ben Schwartz, TV’s Parks and Recreation) who has just published the hot novel Peep World, a very thinly veiled portrait of the family. This dysfunctional lot should have called it a night after the appetizer… »
An instant inductee into the pantheon of Great Stoner Films, 1998’s The Big Lebowski, written and directed by the Coen Brothers (A Serious Man) and starring Jeff Bridges (Tron: Legacy) as The Dude, makes its Blu-ray debut as a Limited Edition release in collectible hardcover packaging on Aug. 16 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The renowned cult comedy will carry a list price of $29.98.
As well as Bridges, the movie has a great cast list: Julianne Moore (Chloe), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Jack Goes Boating), Steve Buscemi (Saint John of Las Vegas), John Goodman (TV’s Treme), Sam Elliott (The Contender) and John Turturro (Margot at the Wedding).
A cult hit if ever there was one — the film has conventions around it — The Big Lebowski is an inimitable comedy about the coolest man in Los Angeles, a guy known as The Dude, »
What’s a pregnant porn goddess to do? Well, when that scenario unfolds for legendary adult film star Elektra Luxx (Gugino), she decides to quit the industry, take a job as a “sexology” instructor at a community college and look forward to a new life with her baby. There are only a few obstacles in her way, among them an obsessed web streamer (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Inception), a studly private investigator (Timothy Olyphant, TV’s Justified), a pair of porn star gal pals (Friday Night Lights’s Adrianne Palicki and Saint John of Las Vegas’s Emmanuelle Chriqui), a criminal twin sister and even the Virgin »
9 items from 2011