They say that age is just a number; when it comes to Liam Neeson, we believe it! At age 65, when he could easily “settle down” into quiet dramas, Neeson is still happily taking roles in demanding action movies. His latest is The Commuter, which finds his character caught up in a criminal conspiracy aboard the commuter train he rides to and from work each day. As usual, Neeson insisted on doing as much of the stunt work as he could, so that the scenes would look as realistic as possible. (Click on the media bar below to hear Liam Neeson)
Killing Gunther, a docu-comedy starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and directed by Saturday Night Live’sTaran Killam, hits Blu-ray, DVD and Digital December 26 via Lionsgate.
The story, which is penned by and co-stars Killam, centers on a hit man (Schwarzenegger) who seeks revenge on a group of assassins who are attempting to kill him to enhance their career. Killam plays Blake, the ringleader of the group who has a personal stake in the mission since his ex-girlfriend (Cobie Smulders) had a fling with Gunther after they split up. Bobby Moynihan and Aaron Yoo co-starin the flick.
Special features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include deleted scenes and a blooper reel.
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Woodshock, a thriller headlined by Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia, TV’s Fargo), hits Blu-ray and DVD November 28 via Lionsgate. Directed by Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the fashion designer pair behind the acclaimed label Rodarte, the story centers on a young woman named Theresa (Dunst) who is grieving over mother’s death.
An employee at a medical marijuana dispensary, Theresa’s life is shaken by a series of mind altering and nightmarish visions. Joe Cole, whose work includes scene stealing moments in Green Room and Secret In Their Eyes, co-stars as Theresa’s unemployed boyfriend and fellow inhabitant at her mother’s house.The feature was shot amidst the redwoods filled environment of Humboldt County, California.
Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD includes the featurette “Making Woodshock: A Mental Landscape.” Dunst was seen earlier in The Beguiled, a feature that reunited her with The Virgin Suicides filmmaker Sofia Coppola.
Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage has starred in his share of memorable movies (The Station Agent, Death at a Funeral), and now his latest film Rememory hits Blu-ray and DVD on November 28 via Lionsgate.
The movie centers on a mysterious man named Sam Bloom (Dinklage) who attempts to solve the unexplained death of inventor (Martin Donovan). Bloom steals the inventor’s device, which has the ability to record and play back memories, to delve into the inventor’s life, a mission that leads to unexpected consequences. Julia Ormond (Che, Sabrina) co-stars as the inventor’s wife. Late actor Anton Yelchin stars as Todd, a person whose life is negatively impacted by the device.
Rememory’s special features include audio commentary with writer/director Mark Palansky and Peter Dinklage along with a featurette titled “The Memories We Keep.”
The Glass Castle, which is based on Jeannette Walls’ bestselling memoir, hits Blu-ray and DVD November 7 via Lionsgate. The movie chronicles Walls’ (Oscar winning actress Brie Larson) relationship with her dysfunctional father (Woody Harrelson) which in term inspired her to pursue a career in writing. Naomi Watts co-stars in the feature which marks a reunion between director Destin Daniel Cretton and Larson (they worked together on Short Term 12).
Larson was playing a real life character, Walls was not possessive over the material and gave Larson free reign over the role. Click on the media bar to hear the actress talk about meeting Walls during the production of The Glass Castle:
Special features on the Blu-ray include 9 deleted scenes and several featurettes (The Glass Castle: Memoir to Movie, A Conversation with Jeannette Walls, Making of ‘Summer Storm’ by Joel P. West, and “Scoring The Glass Castle“).