The great comic actor Jordan Peele is taking a big step in his career, as he’s making his directing debut with the horror film Get Out, which is he also wrote and directed. The film has a great cast that features Bradley Whitford (The West Wing), Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich) and Allison Williams (Girls).
The story centers on a young African American man who meets his girlfriend’s family. Unfortunately, they live on an estate that’s cursed, leading to a slew of unforeseen events.
Take a look at the trailer and you be the critic and grade it!
Get Out opens February 24, 2017.
Hell Or High Water, a film which will surely net Jeff Bridges another Oscar nomination, hits Blu-ray and DVD November 22nd via Lionsgate.
The crime-thriller centers on Toby (Chris Pine), a determined father who, along with his ex-con brother Tanner (Ben Foster) rob a collection of banks to pay for his family’s land. Bridges is Marcus, a Texas Ranger on the brink of retirement who’s hot on their trail. Directed by David Mackenzie (Starred Up, Hallam Foe), the picture was penned by Sicario scribe Taylor Sheridan.
Special features on the disc include three featurettes (”Enemies Forever: The Characters of Hell or High Water, “Visualizing the Heart of America,” “Damaged Heroes: The Performances of Hell or High Water“), the red carpet premiere of the film, and a filmmaker Q&A.
Have you seen Hell or High Water, and do you think it’s one of this year’s best films? Feel free to comment below and tell us what you think!!
It will be downright impossible to replace Angus Scrimm as The Tall Man, aka the dimension jumping, soul draining mortician who serves as the nemesis to brothers Mike and Jody (A. Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury) and their best bud Reggie (Reggie Bannister). Viewers will see Scrimm, who died earlier this year, one final time with Phantasm: Ravager, the latest installment of the beloved series. Although it’s dubbed as the final flick of the franchise, Phantasm fans want the series to continue, and producer Don Coscarelli and Phantasm: Ravager director David Hartman are definitely open to that prospect.
One of the most endearing aspects of the Phantasm films lies in the inextricable bond among the franchise’s main characters. “The soul of the film is really the relationship between Mike and his brother and their best friend Reggie,” said Baldwin. “And this is the glue that makes us care about them after all these years. So watching Phantasm: Ravager, it’s fairly nostalgic - not only for the actors involved but also for the audience.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Baldwin talk about Mike’s evolution in Phantasm: Ravager.
All five Phantasm films are available On Demand and Digital HD. Phantasm: Remastered, A 4K restoration of the original film and Phantasm: Ravager, will also debut in select theaters Friday, October 4th.
One of the highly anticipated movies of the year is The Girl On The Train, based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel. The storyline centers on Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt), an alcoholic who is still pining for her now married ex-husband (Justin Theroux). During her day trips on the train to New York, Rachel fantasizes about the relationship between a young married couple (Haley Bennett, Luke Evans) who live several doors away from her former abode. When the woman is missing and Rachel becomes a prime suspect in the investigation, she must clear her name and piece together this intricate puzzle.
This is new territory for Blunt, as playing a dark character intrigued her. Though she was initially “wracked with terror” at the prospect, the actress was excited to embark on her latest acting venture.(Click on the media bar below to hear Emily Blunt talk about The Girl On The Train)
The Girl On The Train opens in theaters this Friday.
For three seasons now, Grant Gustin has played Barry Allen/The Flash with passion and laser-focused fervor. Gustin has added many elements on The Flash that we haven’t seen in many superheroes on television.
Playing two characters can be very challenging because obviously the characters have their own distinct point of view and motivations. We caught up with Grant Gustin, who told us that while playing Barry Allen is fun, it’s The Flash which is the most challenging. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t aspects of Barry Allen that will be demanding as well.
(Click on the media bar below to hear Grant Gustin talk about The Flash)
The Flash airs Tuesday nights 8/7 on The CW.
Wilmer Valderrama is no stranger joining television shows in which the casts have been together for a while. Just last season, he had a recurring stint on the ABC hit medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. This year, as many know, Valderrama joined the ensemble of NCIS, which is the top television drama in the world.
Joining a cast that has been together for over a decade can be difficult, especially since he’s attempting to fill the vacancy left by Michael Weatherly who played beloved NCIS character Anthony DiNozzo. But Valderrama has pulled it off seamlessly as Nick Torres, a new member to Agent Gibbs’ (Mark Harmon) unit. Valderrama told us he wasn’t at all intimidated joining the well established cast.
The actor adds that his preparation for the role and hard work has made him blend in perfectly with his colleagues, and was humbled when he was offered the coveted role. (Click on the media bar below to hear Wilmer Valderrama)
Catch NCIS Tuesday nights 8/7 on CBS.
If you’re a fan of anthology series like The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, then Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s recently Blu-ray release of Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye (PG-13, 94 minutes) is purr-fect addition to your Blu-ray collection (excuse the horrid pun!).
Released in 1985, Cat’s Eye is broken down into three stories, with the aforementioned feline serving as the connecting thread. The first installment is the downright scariest, as Dick Morrison (James Woods) goes to a clinic to kick his smoking habit. Unfortunately, taking part in Quitters, Inc. ends up being a deadly proposition for Dick, as Dr. Vinny Donatti (Alan King) has an extremely violent method of keeping his clients in line. If Dick even lights a cigarette, he puts his family in peril.
Robert Hays, best known for his comedic acting (Airplane!), has a rare dramatic role in the second epsiode, as he plays a down and out gambler named Johnny (Robert Hays) who enters a horrific bet with the tough guy husband (Kenneth McMillan) of the woman he’s seeing. Johnny is forced to walk around the five inch ledge on the 30th floor of a building, and as long as he circles the building once, he’ll get the girl. It’s an all or nothing gamble for Johnny, who may fall to his death in the process.
The cat has the biggest role in the third installment, as the kitty takes on a doll-sized troll who terrorizes a little girl (Drew Barrymore) at night. Watching the cat and troll go at it is a totally surreal and campy experience, and though it’s definitely the least scary of King’s stories, it’s nonetheless memorable.
Also of note is Ray Stevens’ song “Cat’s Eye,” which really needs to be heard to be at least once! It’s a totally cheesy 1980s track, and therein lies its appeal!!
Special features on the disc includes audio commentary by director Lewis Teague (he also directed the 1983 King feature Cujo).
Joel Smallbone is best known for his music thanks to For King & Country, and with Priceless he’s also proven that acting is part of his creative arsenal.
Inspired by true stories, Priceless centers on James Stevens (Smallbone), a widower who’s lost custody of his daughter and is trying to piece together his understandably troubled life. His latest side job, which will pay him a ton of cash, is to drive a box truck cross country without asking any questions. Upon discovering the truck holds two sisters (Bianca Santos, Amber Midthunder), James realizes they may be enslaved in a human trafficking ring run by the very guy (Jim Parrack) who hired him. Does James look away, take the money, and run, or does he risk his own life for these relative strangers? David Koechner co-stars as Dale, a principled and brave man who befriends our protagonist on his perilous journey.
“It was on both levels, in front of the camera and behind the camera, incredibly meaningful to tell the story of family through this film,” said Smallbone.
Check out the video below as Joel Smallbone talks about the family members who were involved in the making of Priceless.
Directed by Ben Smallbone, Priceless opens October 14.
No matter what many think when making a movie, the actors give everything they have to make a good film. When the movie is ready to come out, a critic’s praise or derision can make or break the project. This makes it difficult for actors, at times, to read their reviews. But when it comes to Mark Wahlberg, he told us he actually reads some of his reviews. Obviously, the good ones are easier to read than the bad ones! (Click on the media bar below to hear Mark Wahlberg)
Wahlberg currently stars in action film Deepwater Horizon.
Miley Cyrus has shown the world she can be a great teacher and coach on The Voice. She doesn’t seem intimidated at all by her fellow judges. In fact, she might even give veteran judges Adam Levine and Blake Shelton a run for their money. Miley is determined to win The Voice and, more importantly, nurture the talent that takes part in the show. (Click on the media bar below to hear Miley Cyrus)
What do you think of Miley’s coaching skills? The Voice airs Monday and Tuesday nights 8/7c on NBC.