Written by: Mark Protosevich, based on the manga by Garon Tsuchiya & Nobuaki Minegishi
Directed by: Spike Lee
Starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli
Review: Well, let’s just say it. This movie is fucked up. Those who have seen the original know that this is not something one refers to in a positive light. At least not without cringing. Americanized remakes will always have that extra hurdle to pass, and thanks to the cast and fight choreography (are you thinking The Hallway of Hammering? Because I am), this one passed muster. But now I’m going to go shower.
Time: 21 seconds
Here is an excellent, awesome and hilarious giveaway opportunity, all rolled up in one. First up, True Grit on Blu-Ray. That’s cool enough, yes. And we have three of those to giveaway. But one grand prize winner will get the Blu-Ray plus a portable grill, grilling apron with all the grill utensils and a grilling hat. That’s right. You heard right. A True Grit grilling/chef’s hat. Here’s what they have to say about the Blu-Ray:
That’s right, so one grand prize winner with the full pack including the Blu-Ray. Two runner-ups get the Blu-Ray solo.
Episode #22 for Jonah Hex, in which our protagonist whips out his comic geek card (but puts it away again), laments when you have a great hero but no decent film for the hero to be in, and also he didn’t even realize that creepy guy was Michael Fassbender.
Written by: Andrew W. Marlowe and Gary Scott Thompson
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Greg Grunberg
- HBO Making-of: Anatomy of a Thriller
- Three Deleted Scenes
- Fleshing Out the Hollow Man
- Fifteen Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes
- VFX Picture-in-Picture Comparisons
- Theatrical Trailers
Released by: Columbia Tristar
My Advice: Rent it.
Sebastian Caine (Bacon) is the head scientist on a top-secret government project to find a way to make human beings invisible. After he solves the problem about how to bring an invisible gorilla back to “reality,” he decides that he should go ahead and test it on himself. Well, he successfully makes himself invisible, but when they try to bring him back, the serum they used on the gorilla doesn’t fully work on his human anatomy. What follows is Sebastian’s sinking into the depths of the darker side of humanity and how easy it is for him to take advantage of his invisibility.
Written by: Andrew W. Marlowe, story by Andrew W. Marlowe & Gary Scott Thompson
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, William Devane
My Advice: Rental.
Sebastian Caine (Bacon) is an asshole. You can tell this because when characters are named Sebastian they undoubtedly are assholes. He works with his ex, Linda (Shue), and her clandestine new lover, Matt (Brolin). They’ve been experimenting with phase shifting animals out of the visible universe…kind of like a H.G. Wells’ Doctor Dolittle kind of thing. Caine is so sure of himself that he’s ready to try the process out on himself, just like any ethical mad scientist would do. But…is he ready to face the consequences of this decision? And more importantly…are the supporting characters? And even more importantly, should you subject yourself to such a film?