Opening Friday, 21 and Over centers on a dude (Justin Chon) who, despite having a big interview the following morning, goes on a drinking and partying binge with his buddies (Miles Teller, Skylar Astin) to celebrate his 21st birthday.
The picture, directed by The Hangover writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, should do solid business this weekend and appeal to the raging, irresponsible social animal in all of us (“us” meaning those over 21 of course).
During the 21 and Over press junket, Chon and Teller recalled some embarrassing moments they’ve had after having one too many brews. Chon’s story is definitely memorable, as he recalled trying to spell his name with his member. Click on the media bar to hear the actors share a few alcohol induced memories:
As I work my way back into the Nintendo universe (I finally purchased a Wii U a week ago – it’s still in its box!), I’ll be browsing the Nintendo eShop to look for a few price drops that will save me a bit of coin.
I haven’t played Fractured Soul on the Nintendo 3DS, but I may just download this title due to its existential, film noir bent moniker. This side scrolling platform game is spread through two screens, and since I’m a huge fan of split-screen aesthetics (Brian De Palma is my favorite director), Fractured Soul should be right up my alley.
The clincher is it’s currently on sale for the next few days on the Nintendo eShop, and gamers can save over 30% when they download the game, which has dropped down to $7.99.
I also love the plot summary doled out by developer Endgame Studios: “You are forgotten. Stranded on an outpost in deep space. You remember nothing of who you are.”
Capcom has announced that its highly anticipated title Remember Me will be released in North America on June 4th and in Europe June 7th. Along with its release date news, Capcom also released a new trailer for the game, and the clip gives us a deeper look into Nilin journey. A former memory hunter, Nilin has had her own memories wiped, and she sets out on a perilous journey to recover her past. Set in a futuristic Paris (2084 to be exact), the game, although filled with action, is focused on exploring the themes of memory. If the cut scenes deliver the goods for Remember Me, we can expect the game to be (pardon the pun) somewhat memorable.
Check out the trailer and tell us if you think Remember Me, which comes out on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC, has potential.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s comeback as a leading man occurred earlier this year with The Last Stand (R, 107 minutes, Lionsgate Home Entertainment), and the action film hits Blu-ray and DVD on May 21st.
The movie centers on a sheriff (Schwarzenegger) who leaves Los Angeles to police the border town of Sommerton Junction. Eduardo Noriega is the drug kingpin who crosses paths with the lawman, leading to an inevitable showdown of guns, bullets, and corpses.
The feature, which also stars Genesis Rodriguez, Forest Whitaker, and Johnny Knoxville has the following special features, which are available on both versions:
* Four featurettes (“Not In My Town: Making The Last Stand,” “Cornfield Chaos,” “The Dinkum Firearm and Historic Weaponry Museum,” and “Actor-Cam Anarchy: with Johnny Knoxville and Jaimie Alexander“).
* Deleted, extended, and alternate scenes.
To hear Arnold Schwarzenegger talk about the cornfield action sequence in The Last Stand, click on the media bar below:
Opening Friday, Stoker is a cinematic tour de force for Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, a first rate visualist best known for his movies Oldboy and Lady Vengeance. The film centers on a reserved teenager named India (Mia Wasikowska) who loses her father (Dermot Mulroney) in a car accident. Since she’s never been close to her mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India gradually bonds with the mysterious uncle (Matthew Goode) she never knew existed.
During the Stoker press conference, Kidman was asked about her intense confrontation scene with Wasikowska, in which Evie blurts out, “Personally speaking I can’t wait to watch life tear you apart!” It’s a fantastic monologue from the actress, and it’s actually one of the many highlights of the first rate thriller.
Click on the media bar below to hear Kidman talk about the scene in detail:
To watch the Evie/India confrontation scene, check out the clip below: