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Haywire DVD

It’s Haywire, on DVD from Lionsgate. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

Mallory is a highly trained government operative who works in the dirtiest, most dangerous corners of the world. After successfully freeing a Chinese journalist who was being held hostage, she is double crossed and left for dead by someone close to her in her own agency. Instantly the target of skilled assassins who know her every move, Mallory must find the truth in order to stay alive. Using her black-ops military training, she devises an ingenious – and dangerous – trap. But when things go haywire, Mallory realizes she’ll be killed in the blink of an eye unless she finds a way to turn the tables on her ruthless adversary.

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Stuff: Questlove is Grounded and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself

Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow - Avengers poster

Each week we try to bring you a catch-up post on the latest in pop culture news. Because reading a whole bunch of individual posts just takes too much bloody time. And we want you to have a life. So enjoy.

Speaking of having a life: it’s Black Friday. And if you’re going to snag some Black Friday deals (or anything at all, really) from Amazon, please do it through us. You can even use this link. When you do, we get kickbacks and those help to keep Need Coffee alive. Many thanks, amigos.

  • Marvel has released a series of Avengers teaser posters. That’s a snippet there with Scarlett as Black Widow. For the whole lot, featuring all the major characters, check out this link.
  • Arrested Development lives. It’s coming back in early 2013 thanks to Netflix. No idea where a rumored feature film is at this point. Dear Netflix: keep some money handy for when AMC gets stupid and decides Walking Dead is too expensive. Just a tip. Source: Variety.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:35:05+00:00 November 25th, 2011|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    Ocean’s Twelve (2004) – DVD Review

    Ocean's Twelve DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by George Nolfi, based on characters created by George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell
    Directed by Steven Soderbergh
    Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Matt Damon

    Features:

    • Theatrical trailer

    Released by: Warner Brothers.
    Rating: PG-13
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: See it for the movie; don’t buy till there are features.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:58:31+00:00 May 2nd, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments

    Ocean’s Eleven (2001) – DVD Review

    Ocean's Eleven (2001) DVD cover

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: Ted Griffin, based on the 1960 screenplay by Harry Brown & Charles Lederer, which was in turn based on a story by George Clayton Johnson & Jack Golden Russell
    Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
    Starring: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary by director Soderbergh and writer Griffin
    • Running audio commentary by Garcia, Pitt and Damon
    • HBO First Look: The Making of Ocean’s Eleven
    • The Look of the Con — costume design featurette
    • Theatrical trailers
    • DVD-ROM: “In or Out? Challenge”

    Released by: Warner Home Video
    Region: 1
    Rating: PG-13
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Rent It.

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    By | 2011-08-17T11:12:34+00:00 May 8th, 2002|Reviews|0 Comments

    Traffic (2000) – Movie Review

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    Written by: Stephen Gaghan, based on the original BBC miniseries by Simon Moore
    Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
    Starring: Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Benicio del Toro, Don Cheadle, Dennis Quaid

    My Advice: Matinee

    The macrocosm of worldwide drug trafficking condensed into the microcosm of a theatrical release film. A judge (Douglas) gets appointed to be the new U.S. drug czar, only to learn that his daughter (Erika Christensen) is addicted to the very stuff her dad now is in charge of stopping. The wife (Zeta-Jones) of a businessman (Steven Bauer) learns that her husband’s real business was trafficking drugs into the U.S.–after he’s been arrested, leaving her and her family in dire straits. A Mexican cop (del Toro) has to fight the system and his own ethics when dealing with the drug trade.

    My primary beef with Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic is that it’s just so long and drawn out. It had a very powerful message, and dealt it the way my favorite “message films” have done. They say, “Here’s the scenario–now here is it from every angle. You figure out what to think.” The problem with this film is that it takes forever to get to where it’s going. Granted, when it finally gets there, it’s a hell of a bomb to drop.

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    By | 2011-11-20T17:45:57+00:00 September 30th, 2001|Reviews|0 Comments