Uma Thurman And Tim Roth Caper-Comedy ‘The Con Is On’ Hits Blu-Ray In July

The Con Is On, which stars Pulp Fiction actors Uma Thurman and Tim Roth, hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital July 24 via Lionsgate. The project centers on a con-artist couple named Harriet and Peter (Thurman, Roth) who attempt to pull off a jewel theft operation in Los Angeles to pay off a gangster (Designated Survivor’s Maggie Q). Alice Eve co-stars as Peter’s ex-wife, with Parker Posey (Superman Returns) and Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) rounding out the ensemble. The feature was previously titled The Brits are Coming

It’s great to see Uma Thurman and Tim Roth ham it up in the trailer, and Alice Eve, who’s usually one for dramatic fare (The Stolen, Cold Comes The Night), also looks like she’s having a good time. We’ll be checking out the Blu-ray closer to its release date, but until then, check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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‘Please Stand By’ With Dakota Fanning Hits Blu-Ray In May

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Please Stand By, an overlooked drama headlined by Dakota Fanning, hits Blu-ray and DVD May 1. If you’re a fan of Star Trek and also appreciate Fanning as an actress, this picture should be up your alley.

The story centers on Wendy (Fanning), a woman with autism who lives in a group home and works at a local Cinnabon. Life is very regimented for her, and by sticking to a daily plan, she is able to live a productive life.

Her life gets thrown a curve ball when she enters a 500-page Star Trek script into a screenplay competition but realizes that she will not be able to meet the mailing deadline. With her script in tow, Wendy travels to Los Angeles on a trek that has its share of bumps and minor victories. Alice Eve plays Wendy’s understandably concerned sister Audrey, with Toni Collette serving as the protagonist’s nurtured (yet harried) therapist. Patton Oswalt also chimes in, delivering some of the movie’s best scenes as a cop who bonds with Wendy’s Star Trek passions.

The Blu-ray and DVD versions come with cast and crew interviews, a making-of featurette, and deleted scenes. My favorite sections of Please Stand By deal with Wendy’s relationship with the Star Trek universe (her script is actually pretty good!), and hopefully one of these sequences will be one of the deleted scenes.

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Dakota Fanning Boldly Goes With ‘Star Trek’ Story In ‘Please Stand By’

pleasestandbyStar Trek fans may not have to wait too long for another Spock and Captain Kirk story, as Please Stand By might do the trick.

Dakota Fanning plays a young autistic woman named Wendy who has a regimented day which includes working at the local Cinnabon and watching an episode of Star Trek. Determined to deliver her 500 page Star Trek script for a writing competition, Wendy leaves her caregiver and goes on a cross country journey filled with setbacks and (one would hope) life affirming moments. Patton Oswalt co-stars as the police officer who shares Wendy’s love for the Klingon language and, in a very clever stroke, Alice Eve plays Wendy’s concerned sister (Eve starred in 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness). Ben Lewin, who helmed the acclaimed flick The Sessions, is the director.

Please Stand By hits theaters and On Demand January 26, 2018.

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‘Black Mirror’ Delivers Third Season Scares On Netflix

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The Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, and The Outer Limits are the paragons of the anthology series, and thankfully Black Mirror is bringing that genre back in full force.

The connective tissue behind the series centers on the potentially damaging and all-consuming effects technology has on humanity. Whether it’s a laptop or a Smartphone, our dependence on tech serves as an interesting template to the series.

Bryce Dallas Howard, Alice Eve, Cherry Jones, Wyatt Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mackenzie Davis are just a few of the actors involved in the third season. The directors of the six stories are Joe Wright (Atonement), Dan Trachtenberg (10 Cloverfield Lane), James Watkins (The Woman in Black), Owen Harris, Jacob Verbruggen (London Spy), and James Hawes. Charlie Brooker is the program’s creator.

Check out the trailer for the third season of Black Mirror and let us know what you think!

Black Mirror’s third season premieres Friday, October 21.

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Trailer: Kevin Costner Gets ‘Criminal’ With Ryan Reynolds

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Kevin Costner proved in 3 Days To Kill that he can still pull of an action film, and the trailer to his upcoming thriller Criminal offers up a thrilling twist to the genre.

The story centers on a violent convict (Costner) who is implanted with the memories of a dead CIA operative (Ryan Reynolds). Movies like 3000 Miles to Graceland and Mr.Brooks prove that Costner is also adept at playing bad guys with a razor sharp edge, and it should be entertaining to watch him juggle two personalities this time around.

Criminal is directed by Ariel Vroman, who helmed the overlooked 2012 feature The Iceman, and the feature also boasts an A-list supporting cast (Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve, Gal
Gadot).

Are you excited for another Kevin Costner action flick or are you skipping this flick altogether? Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!!


Criminal opens in theaters April 15.


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