5 items from 2012
Jack Verdon (Ray Liotta) is a homicide detective in Washington, called to a murder scene that looks familiar. The victim is an old flame of his, murdered at a place where they had enjoyed a bit of loving many years back. This places him on the list of suspects, though he knows it is just a formality. However, more and more bodies start to turn up, all with the same grisly Mo, all with a sexual history with Jack and so the hunt is on for a serial killer who seems to know an impossible amount about Jack’s past.
The River Murders boasts an intriguing premise and quasi-religious undertones, with the killer (whose identity but not his motives we discover relatively early on) quoting passages and characters from the Bible within the various notes he leaves for the police and FBI. This could draw comparisons with David Fincher’s Seven, »
- Dave Roper
Another week, another Monday. So it’s time for the rundown of DVDs and Blu-ray’s hitting stores online and offline this week. It’s another packed week, with plenty of movies waiting to take you money, so let us breakdown the new releases and highlight what you should – and shouldn’t – be buying from today, May 14th 2012.
Pick(S) Of The Week
The Sitter (DVD/Blu-ray)
When the world’s most irresponsible babysitter takes three of the world’s worst kids on an unforgettable overnight adventure through the streets of New York City, it’s anyone’s guess who’s going to make it home in one piece. Starring Jonah Hill (Knocked Up, Get Him To The Greek) and Sam Rockwell (Moon & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), The Sitter is a new level of twisted and debauched hilarity from the director of Pineapple Express, David Gordon Green. »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 8, 2012
Price: DVD $26.98, Blu-ray $29.98
A group of high school students digging into their town’s infamous past unwittingly unlock a dark secret in the independent horror-thriller film Playback.
As a school project, Julian (Johnny Pacar, Love Hurts) enlists his friends to film a reenactment of a gruesome crime from their town’s past—the murder of the Diehl family. While examining of raw video footage of the Diehl family farm, an evil spirit with a menacing agenda is soon unleashed with a menacing agenda. As Julian’s friends start disappearing, a local police officer (Christian Slater, The River Murders) is ordered to investigate and he soon uncovers secrets of the past that form the basis for the evil entity that’s taking over the town.
SCOREcast No. 33: “Women in Film Music” Composer Roundtable Originally Recorded: March 20, 2012 This Episode: Composers Sharon Farber, Marie-Anne Fischer, Tina Guo, Ceyda Pirali, and Pinar Toprak Host: Deane Ogden SCOREcast theme composed by: Jeroen “Kejero” Rogier SCOREcast announcer: Jeff Rechner
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Deane Ogden sits down with five of film music’s most successful female composers for a discussion on the business.
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Watch the first theatrical movie trailer for the upcoming film “Things Fall Apart” by director Mario Van Peebles (Red Sky, Redemption Road, Law & Order, Sons of Anarchy) from writers 50 Cent and Brian A Miller and starring Ray Liotta (Wanderlust, Field of Dreams 2: Lockout, The River Murders, Goodfellas), 50 Cent (Get Rich or Die Tryin, Caught in the Crossfire, Righteous Kill), Mario Van Peebles, Lynn Whitfield (King’s Faith, Head of State, Madea’s Family Reunion) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (Pound of Flesh, Cold Case, Tio Papi). Synopsis: A drama centered around a promising football running back during his senior year in college. Follow @Shockya on Twitter for the latest movie »
- Brian Corder
5 items from 2012