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It’s Catch .44, hitting DVD from Anchor Bay. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

In the tradition of Pulp Fiction, Traffic and Go, and from the producers of Machete and 16 Blocks, Anchor Bay Films takes aim with the December 20th release of Catch .44 on Blu-rayâ„¢ and DVD.

For Tes (Malin Akerman, Watchmen, The Proposal, Couples Retreat) and her two cohorts Kara (Nikki Reed, Thirteen, the Twilight franchise) and Tara (Deborah Ann Woll, “True Blood”), the job sounded simple enough: intercept a double-cross drug shipment for their crime boss Mel (Bruce Willis, the Die Hard films, Red, The Expendables) at an isolated diner. But when an unstoppable chain of events unfolds, everyone soon realizes no one is who they seem and the job may be something other than eliminating the competition. What started as simple instructions has now turned into a deadly cat-and-mouse game – with large guns pointed at everyone. Catch .44 also stars Brad Dourif (The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, Dune), Michael Rosenbaum (“Smallville”) and Shea Whigham (“Boardwalk Empire”).

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By | 2017-09-24T22:35:12+00:00 November 21st, 2011|Contests|2 Comments

Where the Wild Things Are (2009) – Movie Review

Where the Wild Things Are movie poster

Written by: Dave Eggers & Spike Jonze, based on the book by Maurice Sendak
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Starring: Max Records, Catherine Keener, Paul Gandolfini, Lauren Ambrose, Forest Whitaker

My Advice: Don’t miss it.

Max (Records) is a young, imaginative energetic boy. He has a sister (Pepita Emmerichs) and a mother (Keener). His father is not present. His energy is sometimes constructive, like building a fort-igloo to store snowballs in (although the snowballs were going to be used to wage war, naturally). Or building a fort-rocketship to explore the heavens. But sometimes he puts on a wolf costume and basically goes apeshit. Or wolfshit. After one of his more violent tantrums, he runs away. Far away. To an island populated by Wild Things. And there, he is declared king. And as king, he will make everything better. And protect his subjects from loneliness. Honest.

It was to be expected that a beloved children’s book being made into a film–a live-action film at that–was to be suspect. Mostly because the book itself clocks in at a whopping forty-eight pages. And how do you make a feature film out of that, animated or otherwise? I only felt a glimmer of hope when I heard Spike Jonze had taken on the project, since I figured only he and Michel Gondry were the sort of director who could pull this off.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:57:06+00:00 November 21st, 2009|Movie Reviews|7 Comments

Stuff You Need to Know, Thursday, October 9, 2008

  • Julie Taymor, after astounding with The Lion King musical and confounding with a gorgeous but flawed Titus, she’s doing The Tempest. Helen Mirren will be playing Prospera and not Prospero. Also in the cast are Russell Brand (as Trinculo), Djimon Hounsou (as Caliban), Jeremy Irons (as Alonso), Felicity Jones (as Miranda), Alfred Molina (as Stephano), Ben Wishaw (as Ariel)–and Geoffrey Rush is in talks to join them as Gonzalo. Sweet damn. Production looks like it will start in Hawaii next month. Can somebody release a Region 1 of Prospero’s Books because of this? Please? Source: Hollywood Reporter.

    This would seem like a great opportunity/excuse to have some Gielgud on the site.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:11:31+00:00 October 9th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|1 Comment

    Your Weekend Justice for May 13, 2007

    Sloshing through the swamp of pop culture so you don’t have to. We bring you ideas for how to waste your weekend. Tried to get this up yesterday, I know, I said so in the recording, but that’s what I get for thinking.

    Of course, special thanks go out to Clutch for letting me use their absolutely badass song, “Promoter (of earthbound causes)” as my theme music for this.

    Buy Blast Tyrant, which is where you can find “Promoter”. Buy their latest album, Pitchforks and Lost Needles. Send them love and coin.

    BTW, you iTunes subscriber types can nab this feed here.

    Or if you want to do something else with it, the feed feed is here.

    Like the podcast? Tell us about it. Fill out a PodTrac Survey today. The Baby Jesus would want you to.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:31:25+00:00 May 13th, 2007|Archives|0 Comments

    Battlefield Earth (2000) – Movie Review

    Battlefield Earth movie poster

    Written by: Corey Mandell, based on the novel by L. Ron Hubbard
    Directed by: Roger Christian
    Starring: John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Richard Tyson

    My Advice: Wait for MST3K. On the other hand, Don’t Miss It.

    Welcome to the year 3000. It seems that a thousand years ago, a race of aliens known as Psychlos showed up and literally bombed the human race back to the Stone Age. Now, Johnnie (Pepper), lives in the caves with his tribe and dreams of a better life for his people. Despite the protests of his girlfriend, Daryl Hannah (Coates), he decides to go out into the world and see what there is to see–but there’s a problem. The problem is nine feet tall–Terl (Travolta), the Psychlo chief of security. He’s got a job for the industrious Johnnie, and the young “man-animal” could turn it to his advantage and take back the planet–or wind up getting everybody killed.

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    By | 2011-08-19T00:09:04+00:00 May 13th, 2000|Reviews|0 Comments