Wayhomer Review #146: Olympus Has Fallen

Gerard Butler from Olympus Has Fallen

Episode #146 for Olympus Has Fallen, in which our protagonist hopes that the Secret Service is better trained than they are in this movie–because if not, we’re screwed. He also struggles with problematic spoilers. He starts writing this, then thinks maybe he was too harsh–then realizes that eighteen months is more than sufficient time to change some passwords. And thinks he probably got it right the first time.
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By | 2017-09-24T22:27:58+00:00 April 13th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|0 Comments

Win Rabbit Hole on DVD!

Rabbit Hole DVD

It’s Rabbit Hole, hitting DVD from Lionsgate. Here’s the shot:

Named one of TIME’s Top Ten Movies of 2010, Rabbit Hole premieres this April from Lionsgate. Both giving powerful performances as grieving parents, Oscar® winner Nicole Kidman (Best Actress in a Leading Role, The Hours, 2002) shares the screen with Golden Globe® nominee Aaron Eckhart (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Thank You for Smoking, 2007). Hailed as “a quiet, beautifully acted drama” (Seattle Times), Rabbit Hole is one of the most honored films of the year, earning four Independent Spirit Awards, and scoring Kidman accolades – including a Golden Globe and Academy Award® nomination – for her performance. The film, directed by John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), also stars double Academy Award® winner Dianne Wiest*, Giancarlo Esposito (TV’s “Breaking Bad”) and Sandra Oh (TV’s “Grey’s Anatomy”). The DVD and Blu-ray Disc will debut in stores on April 19th, including audio commentary with the Director, Writer and Director of Photography and deleted scenes. Rabbit Hole will be available on Video on Demand on April 1st.

Penned by acclaimed playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of all situations. Becca (Kidman) and Howie (Eckhart) are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are posing as normal; blindly looking for footing in a sea of new emotions. This is the remarkably moving journey of a couple finding their way back to love.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:41:43+00:00 April 23rd, 2011|Contests|0 Comments

Stuff You Need to Know, Monday, November 24, 2008

New Moon book cover art

Because some sites want to make you slog through a 400 word article to get 50 words worth of info. To hell with that. Enjoy.

  • In a move that should surprise nobody, the sequel to Twilight, New Moon, has been given the go-ahead. This after the film did an estimated $70M this weekend. Quantum of Solace dropped 59%+ in its second weekend, but don’t cry for it, it’s already broken a half-billion when you add in the overseas. Of course, it opened overseas first, but I still think it’ll match if not beat (slightly) Casino Royale when all is said and done. Disney’s got to be a bit perturbed about Bolt opening with just $27M, since they haven’t had something open that small in…a while. Anyway, if you’re the author of a vampire novel aimed at teens, then you are sitting on a stack of gold at the moment. Congratulations.
  • Arrested Development is looking to become a feature film. Excellent. That plan worked so well for Firefly, after all. Source: Variety.
  • Aaron Eckhart is on board to play the platoon leader in the previously mentioned Battle: Los Angeles. Source: Hollywood Reporter.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:09:28+00:00 November 24th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    The Dark Knight (2008) – Movie Review

    Dark Knight poster

    Written by: Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, based on a story by David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan, which was based in turn on characters created by Bob Kane
    Directed by: Christopher Nolan
    Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman

    My Advice: Don’t miss it.

    Batman (Bale) has been doing a good job cleaning up the streets of Gotham. In fact, he may be doing too good a job. Or too bad a job, depending on how you look at it. The organized crime collective is getting backed into a corner. Not only do they have Batman after their asses, but a new DA, Harvey Dent (Eckhart), actually wants to clean things up. And of course, Jim Gordon (Oldman) and his crew are fighting the good fight as well. Seeing no other way to deal with the situation, they accept the assistance of a newcomer: The Joker (Ledger). Trouble is, they don’t know what they’ve unleashed.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:14:44+00:00 August 3rd, 2008|Reviews|7 Comments

    The Dark Knight (2008) – 27 Second Review

    The Dark Knight poster

    Written by: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, based on a story by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane
    Directed by: Christopher Nolan
    Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Review: The best part of this movie wasn’t the fact that it was kickass in every way, or Heath Ledger‘s mythical performance as the Joker, and his “disappearing pencil” magic trick. It was the fact that I was sitting next to a five year old whose father obviously thought that a Batman movie would be perfectly safe for children. Ha. Chump. Now that child is traumatized forever. One more in the movie’s favor.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:15:27+00:00 July 20th, 2008|27 Seconds, Reviews|1 Comment

    Suspect Zero (2004) – DVD Review

    Suspect Zero DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by Zak Penn and Billy Ray
    Directed by E. Elias Merhige
    Starring Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley, Carrie-Anne Moss

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary with director Merhige
    • Featurette: What We See When We Close Our Eyes
    • Remote viewing demonstration
    • Alternate ending with optional commentary by Merhige

    Released by: Paramount
    Rating: R
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Fans of the genre should consider it.

    Benjamin O’Ryan (Kingsley) used to be a FBI agent. That changed when he became part of a program to track serial killers. He learned the techniques of remote viewing, psychically picking up on the details of murders, even seeing these horrible crimes through the killer’s eyes. Of course being that close to evil changes you. He has directed that darkness against those who he previously observed. O’Ryan now hunts his targets himself and he kills what he catches. And he’s after two targets. One is another FBI agent, Thomas Mackelway (Eckhart). He’s on the outs with the Bureau for extraditing a suspect by knocking him unconscious and putting him in his truck. Mackelway, along with his partner Fran Kulok (Moss), are trying to catch O’Ryan. But O’Ryan can literally see one step ahead of them. He knows that Mackelway has the same gift or curse and is pushing him so he can help O’Ryan with the second target: the Moby Dick of serial killers, a killer whose pattern is no pattern, whose hunting ground is the entire United States. This is Suspect Zero. But with O’Ryan unraveling, Mackelway conflicted between justice and loyalty to the FBI, and a murderer whose avoided detection for years–the differences between predator and prey are becoming confused.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:38:17+00:00 November 2nd, 2006|Reviews|0 Comments

    The Core (2003) – Movie Review

    The Core Poster

    Written by: Cooper Layne & John Rogers
    Directed by: John Amiel
    Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Hilary Swank, Delroy Lindo, Stanley Tucci, Tchéky Karyo

    My Advice: Matinee.

    The Earth is dying. A strange unexplained shift in the rotation of the earth’s liquid outer core–which is different from the inner core, but still at the core–is causing havoc for the inhabitants of the surface world. That’s us, for those of you following along at home. So what is a team of brilliant scientist backed by all the industrial nations of the world and the might of the U.S. military going to do? Yep, you guessed it. Save six billion people.

    I only say it like that because rarely in the movie did they say “save the world.” It was usually save six billion people, with utterly no regard for the twenty-four million domesticated dogs in the world, or cats, bats, lowland water buffaloes or any other species of life on the planet. But I’m just being picky; back to the movie.

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    By | 2009-01-27T21:00:40+00:00 March 28th, 2003|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments