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‘Olympus Has Fallen’ looks to overthrow theaters this weekend

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Olympus Has Fallen

Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Angela Bassett, Dylan McDermott, Radha Mitchell, Ashley Judd, Cole Hauser, Finley Jacobsen and Rick Yune

Written by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt

Directed by Antoine Fuqua

New in theaters this week across Canada from VVS Films is the newest action/thriller from Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, Olympus Has Fallen. The film is the first theatrical release from Fuqua in 4 years, since Brooklyn’s Finest, and this time around he has loaded his cast with a litany of familiar faces. So how will Olympus Has Fallen fare compared to the past works of Fuqua?

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Gerard Butler surfs through ‘Chasing Mavericks’

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Chasing Mavericks Blu-Ray Review

Starring Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth ShueAbigail SpencerLeven Rambin

Written by Kario Salem based on a story by Jim Meenaghan and Brandon Hooper

Directed by Michael Apted and Curtis Hanson

New to Blu-ray and DVD from Fox Home Entertainment is the ‘inspired by a true story’ surfing movie Chasing Mavericks. The troubled production saw star Butler injure his back during filming and the movie split between two directors after Curtis Hanson fell ill with complications following heart surgery and the final two weeks of principal filming were finished by Michael Apted. So with all the personal issues on the production, is the final product worth the purchase?

Chasing Mavericks is the inspirational true story of real life surfing phenomenon Jay Moriarity (Weston). As a child Moriarity becomes fascinated by the ocean and the power of the waves. Years later, as a 15 year old, Jay discovers that the mythic (more…)


‘Playing for Keeps’ has Gerard Butler grin and bear it

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Playing for Keeps DVD

Starring: Gerard Butler, Jessica Beil, Noah Lomax, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Judy Greer

Written by Robbie Fox

Directed by Gabriele Muccino

New this week from VVS Entertainment is the new Gerard Butler vehicle, playing for Keeps. Butler continues his string of romantic comedies with this tale of a down on his luck former athlete’s attempts to reconnect with his son and former flame. Most of Butler`s romantic comedy fare has been dull and unoriginal to date, will Playing for Keeps fare any better?

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