With his good looks, Liev Schreiber (TV's Ray Donovan) seems born to play an astronaut. In Magnet Releasing's The Last Days on Mars, he finally gets the chance. As chief systems officer Vincent Campbell, he's part of Aurora's six-month mission on the red planet with only 19 hours left to go before heading home. What could go wrong?
According to The Slumber Party Massacre, young women love to have group sleepovers so fun that the girls don't have the good sense to leave the house when their party is crashed by the arrival of a drill-wielding serial killer.
We vilify people for bad behavior in real life, yet celebrate it in our entertainment, particularly on the small screen. When the results are as strong as the current crop, all new (or new-ish) to DVD and/or Blu-ray, why question the disconnect?
Prior to his Spider-Man trilogy, director Sam Raimi cut his superhero-movie teeth on 1990's Darkman, a character of his own creation. Although it's clearly not the most polished of his works, the summer sleeper plays even better as the years tick by. Look no further than Shout! Factory's colorful re-release on Blu-ray.
Someday, celebrity cyclist Lance Armstrong may regret hiring Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney to document his 2009 "comeback," but I doubt it. As The Armstrong Lie demonstrates time and again for two mostly gripping hours, the athlete is still unable to tell the whole truth and nothing but.
At nearly two hours, the CGI-animated flick is seamlessly comprised of a five-episode series that aired early this year and recently won two Emmys out of six nominations. Among the voice actors in this “epic” tale of Autobots and Decepticons are genre faves Peter Weller (“Robocop”), Jeffrey Combs (“Re-Animator”), Dwayne Johnson (“Fast Five”) and cartoon regular Frank Welker.
Aside from the family-friendly feature film, the DVD includes storyboard animatics and character designs. “Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising” is available now at a suggested retail price of $14.97. —Rod Lott