New in theaters is the remake of the 1981 Franco Zeffirelli film of the same name, Endless Love. The biggest claim to fame of the original film starring a very young Brooke Shields was the Oscar nominated song it inspired from Lionel Richie. This time around the story revolves around privileged Jade Butterfield (Gabriella Wilde) and charismatic David Elliot (Alex Pettyfer) whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by her father (Bruce Greenwood), who tries to keep them apart.
The first 20 or so minutes of Endless Love are very promising and frankly surprising. The chemistry between Pettyfer and Wilde is evident from the very start and Wilde connects with the audience right away. Dayo Okeniyi has a few fun moments as David’s buddy Mace and Rhys Wakefield steals the entire affair as Jade’s brother Keith, the only truly funny character in the film (more…)
Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) and the Pod return for a new season of mischief, mergers and mayhem in the second season of Showtime’s House of Lies, now available on DVD. After the devastation of the sexual harassment scandal at the end of season one, Galweather Stern re-emerges under the leadership of new interim CEO Julianne Hofschrager (Bess Armstrong). The Pod goes through entanglements of its own as Jeannie (Kristen Bell) and Marty struggle to remember the details of their drunken hookup, Clyde (Ben Schwartz) struggles to retain his freewheeling ways and Doug (Josh Lawson) finally finds a girl to settle down with. On the homefront, Marty has to cope with the loss of his son Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.) as he moves in with his mother, Marty’s Ex Monica (Dawn Olivieri) and the strain that puts on the relationship with his own father (Glynn Turman).
Along for the ride this season are guest stars Nia Long as an old flame/rival of Marty’s, Adam Brody emerges as a suitor for Jeannie and Jenny Slate takes on the role of Doug’s better half Sarah. They have the unenviable task of cracking one of the best ensemble casts on television right now, (more…)
Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” sees the entire Muppets gang embarking on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper. This nefarious plot is headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. Meanwhile, Kermit is detained behind bars by Nadya, a feisty prison guard played by Tina Fey, and Ty Burrell tracks all the shenanigans as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.
Back in 2011, Jason Segel teamed up with writer Nicolas Stoller, songwriter Bret McKenzie and director James Bobin to reintroduce the Muppets to a new generation, while showing audiences who grew up on them exactly why they loved them as much as they had as children. The sequel brings back everyone minus Segel, which sadly leaves Muppets Most Wanted without a heart to its story, reducing the follow up to the equivalent of a rudderless ship. Without a viable human aspect to relate to this time around we are left with the random ramblings of the Muppets themselves, and while some of the gags work, others fall very flat.
Well its contest time again here at the Fix and this time we have a new fantasy/action/horror hybrid The Wrath of Varja! The Shaolin/cult action set piece hits store shelves this Tuesday, March 18th, and thanks to the amazing folks at Well Go USA we have 3 Blu-ray copies to give away!
Former Shaolin monk and martial arts action star Xing Yu (Shaolin, Ip Man) is Vajra, a child kidnapped and trained as an assassin during WWII in the martial arts extravaganza THE WRATH OF VAJRA, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital March 18th from Well Go USA Entertainment. After Xing Yu escapes, he begins a quest to protect the innocent and destroy those responsible for making him a living weapon. The cast also includes Steve Yoo (Man of Tai Chi), Poppin Hyun-Joon (Fly, Daddy, Fly), Jiang Baocheng (Legendary Assassin) and newcomer Ya Mei. Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes “Making-of” featurette. (more…)
Starting last night at the TIFF Bell Lightbox is one of TIFF’s biggest offshoot festivals, the youth-programmed and driven TIFF Next Wave festival. The festival itself is steered by the TIFF Next Wave Committee, a voluntary advisory team made up of 12 youth dedicated to bringing quality film programming and film-related events to young cinephiles across the city. The festival aims to empower and inspire youth to make films and come together to watch movies on the big screen. This year’s lineup features Canadian and international films that explore a variety of cultures and topics that are universal for anybody (not only teens), no matter who they are or where they come from. (more…)
Well its contest time again here at the Fix and this time we have a K-Pop Superstar in the sizzling Korean spy thriller Commitment! The Korean spy/actioner hits store shelves this Tuesday, March 11th, and thanks to the amazing folks at Well Go USA we have 3 Blu-ray copies to give away!
Korean Rap/Pop Superstar CHOI Seung-hyun (aka T.O.P of the K-pop boy band Big Bang) plays the son of a North Korean spy who decides to follow in his father’s footsteps in order to protect his little sister in the action-packed spy thriller COMMITMENT, debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital March 18th from Well Go USA Entertainment. While attending high school in South Korea, he rescues a girl (KIM Yoo-jeong) when she is attacked. South Korean Intelligence soon discovers the plot and begins closing in on him, while his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him. Directed by PARK Hong-soo, the cast also includes HAN Ye-ri (Dear Dolphin, South Bound), JEONG Ho-bin (Shadowless Sword), and JO Sung Ha (Pluto, The Yellow Sea). Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes “Making-of” featurette. (more…)