Your one stop shop for a variety of entertainment reviews.

Archive for April, 2014

Contest!!! Win a copy of ‘Confession of Murder’ on Bluray

confession of a murderWell its contest time again here at the Fix and this time we have a mysterious Korean action thriller Confession of Murder! The twisted tale of murder and revenge hits store shelves this Tuesday, April 15th, and thanks to the amazing folks at Well Go USA we have 3 Blu-ray copies to give away!

 

Writer/Director JUNG Byung-gil (Action Boys) unleashes endless action and suspense when CONFESSION OF MURDER debuts on Blu-ray and DVD April 15th from Well Go USA Entertainment. Detective Choi is a broken man, a tough guy cop whose lasting legacy is to be the one who almost captured a vicious serial killer ten years earlier. His failure left him physically and mentally scarred while the killer was left to walk free. When the statute of limitations on the case runs out, a book is released by an author who claims to be the killer.  The book sparks a media frenzy, with Choi and the families of the dead left to watch impotently as the killer becomes a media celebrity. But the fact that the law can’t touch him doesn’t mean Choi and the others can’t …  JUNG Jae-Young (Public Enemy 3, Battle Ground 625) as the Detective and PARK Si-Hoo (Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea) as the author headline the cast. Bonus materials include a behind-the-scenes featurette and interviews with the cast and crew.

(more…)

Advertisements

Catch ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ before it leaves town

Mistaken-For-Strangers-Th-NationalIt’s 2010 and indie rock band The National is set to embark on their largest international tour to date. Enter lead singer ’s younger brother Tom, a wannabe horror filmmaker with aspirations to make a documentary film about the band. Starting out with large ambition and grand ideas, and starting with Matt’s full support, it’s not long before Tom’s tour roadie position is hanging by a thread due to his constant by slacking off on the job, getting drunk and overall lack of ability. What starts out as a candid music doc ends up going in a completely different direction, delivering an earnest, behind-the-scenes look at Tom’s endeavours and subsequent departure, but the question becomes will Tom be able to salvage his film?

Mistaken for Strangers may be one of the best stories about brothers captured on film. Tom may not have started out wanting to include himself into the film, but eventually his own antics and screw ups became too difficult for the director to ignore and he discovered the real film within his footage. This discovery also plays out over the course of the film’s last act, a rare glimpse into what goes into developing a film beyond the filming stages.

mistaken brothers

(more…)


Marvel delivers one of their best yet with the new Captain America

CAPTAIN-AMERICA-QUADAfter the cataclysmic events in New York that occurred in “The Avengers” we find Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Chris Evans), living a relatively quiet life in Washington, D.C. Cap is still working with Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) and S.H.I.E.L.D. but is quickly becoming very disillusioned at the politics behind doing so. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes a central figure in unravelling a web of lies, deceit and intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk that leaves the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) as the only S.H.E.I.L.D. ally he can trust. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow must enlist the help of a new hero, the Falcon (Anthony Mackie) to help take down a menacing force that is much grander in scope than even Cap could have predicted.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is easily one of the best films that the current Marvel universe has produced. With ramifications and repercussions that will play out over many Marvel movies to come, Winter Soldier features a brilliant script that incorporates many nods towards the comic crowd while remaining easily accessible to regular audiences as well. The film takes a more espionage/thriller slant this time around, but with some extremely successful and impressive fight sequences, think “Manchurian Candidate” meets “The Raid”. This time around Cap’s fighting style has emerged as a fusion of MMA and Parkour that is highly effective and dangerous looking at the same time.  This is a particularly more lethal looking Captain America this time around, which is reflective of Cap living in the modern world and perhaps hanging/working around Black Widow more often.

captain-america-the-winter-soldier-trailer-0 (more…)


‘Homefront’ plays better on home screens

homefront-blu-ray-coverPhil Broker (Jason Statham) is a former undercover DEA agent who gives up his badge and the lifestyles after his action against a biker gang went horribly wrong and it cost the life of his boss’ son. A recent widow who is left with a 9 year old daughter Maddy, Broker decides to retire to a small town to get away from everything. After his daughter fights off a boy who was bullying her at school, Broker finds himself caught as this sets in motion a round of events that end in his direct confrontation with the local Meth drug lord Gator (James Franco). Broker has a mission in his mind to protect his daughter and even with is past coming back to haunt him he remains determined to keep his daughter safe.

Written by Sylvester Stallone as a vehicle for himself, the film ended up staring his Expendables co-star when he decided he might not be the best fit for the role anymore. Homefront has some very solid action set pieces and features decent performances from its leads Statham and a kind of slumming Franco and packs the background with familiar faces. Kate Bosworth puts in some solid work as Gator’s sister; the mother of the bully Maddy defends herself against, as does Winona Ryder as a junkie/love interest that helps Gator. Clancy Brown, Omar Benson Miller, Frank Grillo and Rachelle Lefevre all show up in supporting turns as well.

homefront-jason-statham-1 (more…)