DVD RELEASES 7/29/08

1 Aug 2008 Filed under: DVD

THE BAND’S VISIT (Sony Pictures  PG-13  $28.96) This completely charming and engaging story revolves around a group of Egyptian musicians who arrive in Israel to perform in concert. Everything that can go wrong, does. Movies may not be able to change the world but movies like this can make the world a more liveable place. 

 

THE LOST BOYS: THE TRIBE (Warner Home Video  NR  $27.98) O.K., let’s face it…this direct-to-video sequel is really pretty bad. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, we can admit that it’s a total guilty pleasure for anyone who remembers the original with nostalgic fondness. You might want to invite friends over for a ‘bad movies we love’ night. 

 

SHINE A LIGHT (Paramount  PG-13  $34.89) MARTIN SCORSESE’S absolutely brilliant documentary featuring THE ROLLING STONES in concert was definately better on the big screen. Adjust your eyes accordingly and enjoy.

 

 

WAR GAMES: 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION (MGM  PG  $14.96) Again with the ‘nostalgic guilty pleasures’ thing. Back in 1973, WAR GAMES was the answer to every geek’s prayers and in many ways it still is. MATTHEW BRODERICK uses what are now laughably ‘hi-tech’ methods to save the world. *sigh*…good times……..


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THAT’S A WRAP

1 Aug 2008 Filed under: MOVIE REVIEWS

MUMMY: TOMB OF THE DRAGON EMPEROR (Universal Pictures  PG-13  113 Minutes)

I was always taught not to speak ill of the dead. Well, sometimes that’s just not an option:

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SOMETHING FOR THE STONERS

31 Jul 2008 Filed under: NEWS OF THE DAY

With their long-time feud now up in smoke, legendary comics CHEECH MARIN and TOMMY CHONG held a press conference at The Troubador in West Hollywood yesterday to announce that the iconic CHEECH & CHONG are reteaming for their first comedy tour in twenty-five years.

After mulling over such names as: The “What’s That Smell” Tour and the “Catch ‘Em Before They Croak” Tour, the duo settled on CHEECH AND CHONG: THE LIGHT UP AMERICA TOUR.

Both CHEECH and CHONG acknowledged that with the popularity of shows and movies like WEEDS, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and HAROLD & KUMAR the time is ripe for a revival of dope jokes.

TOMMY CHONG took the mic and explained what the tour means to him:

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The nascent acting career of CHRIS PINE has yielded little seen films like JUST MY LUCK and SMOKIN’ ACES but after landing the role of James Kirk in JJ ABRAMS’ re-imagining of STAR TREK, PINE’S star should rise exponentially. The crazy thing is that, although PINE is thankful for the part, STAR TREK was not exactly on his TV radar while growing up. The actor talked to HOLLYWOOD OUTBREAK about STAR TREK, and he actually let a little “gold suit” slip into the conversation. Check out this clip:

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WOO-HOO!

30 Jul 2008 Filed under: BREAKING NEWS, MOVIE NEWS

Someone has just ‘youtubed’ the first official trailer for HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE and we couldn’t be more excited.

This one looks dark…very dark.

Check it out:


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I’M WITH THE BAND

30 Jul 2008 Filed under: BREAKING NEWS, MOVIE NEWS

When producer KEVIN COSTNER and director JOSH STERN had to cast a band for their new comedy, SWING VOTE, they didn’t have to look too far.

COSTNER is actually in a band called MODERN WEST that was a perfect match for the movie’s WILLIE NELSON cover band, THE HALF NELSONS.

But KEVIN (who financed the film out of his own pocket) wants prople to know that this isn’t a case of ‘vanity casting’….it was more a case of them working ‘cheap’. Listen in:

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JUST HAD ONE!

29 Jul 2008 Filed under: BREAKING NEWS

…..AH, THE JOYS OF LIVING IN CALIFORNIA…. 5.4, THE SECOND ONE TODAY…….


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In ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, the latest film from director KEVIN SMITH, SETH ROGAN and ELIZABETH BANKS play the titular best pals who find making a skin flick their only salvation from debt.

SMITH showed footage from the film at Comic-con in San Diego last week-end and talked about the fact that, while the film now carries an MPAA rating of NC-17, he’s been resubmitting it in an effort to get an R rating so that more people can see it. 

A hearing will be held August 4th to determine whether his latest cut meets R-rating standards.

HOLLYWOOD OUTBREAK spoke with SETH ROGAN a few weeks ago about the rating and he was pretty outspoken:

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For much of his acting career, CHRISTIAN BALE concentrated on
character driven pieces like METROLAND, VELVET GOLDMINE, AMERICAN PSYCHO, and LAUREL CANYON but with the release of BATMAN BEGINS the actor has become a box-office power.  Though he occasionally returns to his roots with such movies as THE NEW WORLD and RESCUE DAWN, BALE’S showbiz clout has never been stronger, and now he is heading up the TERMINATOR franchise.  BALE talks to HOLLYWOOD OUTBREAK and gives the lowdown on his choice to play hero John Connor.

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DVD RELEASES 7/22/08

28 Jul 2008 Filed under: DVD

21 (Columbia Pictures PG-13  $28.96) A high stakes action adventure inspired by the true story of the very brightest young minds in the country – and how they took Vegas for millions….and then got caught. Maybe not THE brightest minds, after all.

 

 

 

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (City Lights Pictures  R $34.98) This groundbreaking film (the first independent ever to receive the top four Oscar nominations including Best Picture and Best Director), is set in a non-specific Latin American country and takes a penetrating look at the role of sex and politics under an oppressive right-wing regime. WILLIAM HURT delivers his Oscar-winning performance in this captivating tribute to the power of film and fantasy as escape from inhumane conditions.

 

 

PICTURE THIS! (MGM  PG-13  $26.98) ASHLEY TISDALE (star of the hugely popular HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL) plays a high school girl who is invited to a party by the most popular boy in school — only trouble is she’s grounded. A cute enough teen romance that will sell well just because of TISDALE’S presence.

 

 

SPACED - THE COMPLETE SERIES (BBC Warner NR $59.98) It only takes one episode to become addicted to this 1999 British Comedy Award-winning series that put comedy soul mates Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson (now Hynes), as well as Nick Frost, and director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) on the map. One can only hope a threatened American version is never produced. This is one of those brilliant, off-center, lightning-in-a-bottle creations that gets you so jazzed, you want to turn all your friends on to it. Traded and sold on the underground market for years, it’s about time its found it’s way to legit DVD. This one is a BUY!

 

 

 

 


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