First Reformed might be a technically well made drama, and Ethan Hawke does turn in an amazing performance, but I never found the story all that enthralling and in fact some of the scenes were unintentionally funny.
Fox Home Entertainment has announced the date and released artwork for the crime-thriller comedy, Keeping Up with the Joneses starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot and directed by Greg Mottola (Superbad). Click on the link below or image to the left to check out the features and artwork.
Perhaps one of the best, and somewhat innovative, trilogies ever made (okay, a step below the original Star Wars trilogy), The Before Trilogy is absolutely wonderful featuring two amazing performances by Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy as we get to see the advancement of each of their characters’ lives evolve.
Not sure what the producers (last count, 16 of them) were thinking, but with a bad script, thin characters and choppy editing, Getaway was a car-wreck from the beginning and save for some cool stunt work and a cool one-shot sequence, there’s nothing redeemable about this action-thriller and should’ve been placed on shelves with the other forgettable flicks.
The Purge had an interesting concept but the closer you look, the dumber it was. But if you set the logical aside, and can handle an unlikeable and utterly stupid family, the suspense and thrills are effective and at 85-minutes it’s not a big time investment. It’s nothing memorable yet it’s probably worth a Red Box rental rather than a blind buy.
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment has been kind enough to provide a copy of Brooklyn’s Finest crime-drama starring Richard Gere, Don Cheadle, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes on Blu-ray and now here’s your chance to win it! No trivia questions to answer. No pop quiz (hot shot). All you have to do is e-mail the address below and wa-la, that’s it! Of course, please read the instructions below because if you do not follow it, your entry will be tossed (since I’m making this so easy for you *wink*)…
1. Full Name
2. Home Address (within the United States only)
3. E-mail Address (even if it’s with the one you are sending this entry with, so make sure it is valid as it will be used for notification)
4. In the Subject, Type “Brooklyn’s Finest Blu-ray Contest”
5. Send Entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org (if link does not work, please copy and paste the address)
Contest will end on July 31st, 2010 and the winner will be e-mailed.
That’s it! Good luck to everyone!
I was absolutely enthralled with 2006’s Paris, I Love You as it beautifully showcased the City of Love, Lights, Dreams, Art, et cetera while also giving us stories that made use of each precious minute allotted; and I had high hopes for the follow-up, New York, I Love You where we get to see the City That Never Sleeps. Unfortunately even though the directors try their best to showcase New York, the stories never quite hit the emotional levels (be it for comedy or drama) that I felt with Paris.
While Taking Lives may not be a top of the shelf serial-killer thriller, it at least has a creepy vibe to it and some decent performances from Angelina Jolie, Ethan Hawke and the woefully underused Kiefer Sutherland. The Blu-ray, however, is not all that impressive. Since you can get a new copy of the DVD pretty cheap, I’m not sure if it’s worth the extra cost.