One of this year’s finest films, the heartbreaking and uplifting documentary Gleason (R, 110 minutes), hits DVD November 1 and digital October 25 via Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The project centers on Steve Gleason, a former New Orleans Saints defensive back who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34. Several weeks after receiving [...]
Jodie Foster has starred in her share of excellent thrillers (The Silence of the Lambs, Flightplan), and this year she directed the nail-biting thriller Money Monster, a creative venture which is blessed with a top notch script from Jamie Linden and an A-list cast (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell). Paying a slight homage [...]
Now out on DVD, Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete Second Season does a complete about face from its first season and thankfully doesn’t rest on its creative laurels.
While the first season detailed visionary yet self-destructive exec Joe Macmillan’s (Lee Pace) attempt to build the ultimate computer with talented [...]
Now out on DVD, Guernica (R, 110 minutes, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) centers on Henry (James Darcy), a cynical American journalist living in l930 Spain. Covering the Spanish Civil War has taken a toll on his spirit, and now he’s more than happy to fabricate a story even if it ensures his own safety. Even [...]
Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s magnum opus Dekalog (although some would argue it’s his Colors trilogy), an ambitious 10-episode drama centering on the lives of housing complex residents in late-Communist Poland, has now been restored. Remembering the 20th anniversary of the director’s passing, Dekalog starts its theatrical run at New York’s IFC Center starting September 2nd [...]
Relatively ignored during its theatrical run, the underrated film The Family Fang marks Jason Bateman’s sophomore effort as a director, and it’s an even funnier film than his debut feature Bad Words.
Annie and Baxter Fang (Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman) are [...]
Hollywood Outbreak is giving away Two (2) Blu-rays to the nail-biting military thriller Eye In The Sky. Directed by Gavin Hood (Ender’s Game, X-Men Origins: Wolverine), the picture centers on Col. Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a high ranking British officer who coordinates a hunt for terrorists in Kenya. Aaron [...]
Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, best known for their acclaimed show Key and Peele, headed to the silver screen earlier this year with their comedy Keanu, and now the comedy hits Blu-ray and DVD August 2nd and Digital HD on July 19.
Now out on DVD, One More Time centers on Paul Lombard (Christopher Walken), a Frank Sinatra/Tony Bennett-esque crooner whose charisma and seemingly easygoing nature masks a self-absorption that has done subtle damage to his family. Amber Heard, as Paul’s talented and self-sabotaging musician-daughter Jude, is excellent in the feature, which was penned and directed by [...]
Released this week on DVD, The Spoils Before Dying is a six-episode miniseries which is a follow-up to Eric Jonrosh’s (Will Ferrell) bestselling novel The Spoils of Babylon. Of course, Jonrosh is a complete concoction and Ferrell infuses the pretentious and hedonistic scribe with Orson Welles-ish flourishes.
Michael Kenneth Williams (The Wire, Boardwalk Empire) is [...]