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.
In the third week of this current year, Oklahoma Gazette’s “Hey! Do This” section threw the ink spotlight on the live-action film “Gantz,” which was screening for a single showing on a single night at a single theater, the Hollywood Spotlight 14 in Norman.
As we wrote, “The sci-fi actioner concerns the recently deceased having to hunt and kill aliens using futuristic weaponry. We’re so there!”
And we were there, amid a near sold-out crowd, but boy, did that plot description barely scratch the surface! This movie was insane, and you missed it!
Not to fear, however: New People Entertainment has announced the release of “Gantz,” based on a Japanese manga, for DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 30. That’s less than four weeks from now, friends!
The double-disc set will feature the unrated cut, dialogue options for Japanese and English, an interview with director Shinsuke Sato and glorious trailers. Easily, the movie was the most outrageous theatrical experience I’ve had all year, so I look forward to seeing it again (but not quite as much as I look forward to the upcoming sequel, “Gantz II: Perfect Answer). —Rod Lott