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‘Pawn’ outmaneuvers itself and falls flat on Blu-ray

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New to Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment is the star studded film directorial debut from the cinematographer/director of photography of the “Saw” franchise David A. Armstrong, Pawn. The crime thriller also reunites Forest Whitaker briefly with his “Shield” co-star Michael Chiklis, with Chiklis this time firmly on the opposite of the law and sporting a less than impressive cockney accent.
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Starring Sean Faris, Michael Chiklis, Martin Csokas, Stephen Lang, Common, Nikki Reed, Max Beesley, Jessica Szohr with Forest Whitaker and Ray Liotta

Written by Jay Anthony White

Directed by David A. Armstrong

At an all-night diner, a cop (Whitaker) walks in on a robbery in progress. But what happens next – and what happened just before – will change everything you think you know. Inside the diner the former patrons are now  (more…)

Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his ‘Last Stand’

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The Last Stand (2013)

Starring Arnold SchwarzeneggerForest Whitaker, Eduardo Noriega, Rodrigo Santoro, Johnny Knoxville, Jaimie Alexander, Luis GuzmánPeter Stormare and Genesis Rodriguez

Written by Andrew Knauer, Jeffrey Nachmanoff and Goergeo Nolfi

Directed by Jee-Woon Kim

Making his first starring bow since leaving his office as Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns this week with his new film: The Last Stand. The film also marks the English language debut of Korean director Jee-woon Kim, the director of atmospheric thriller “I Saw the Devil” and the western homage “The Good, The Bad and the Weird”. But will Jee-woon’s frenetic style mesh with the action veteran Schwarzenegger’s own signature style?

Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in the sleepy border town (more…)