Although he took a bit of a break this year, only taking part in the family film Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Dwayne Johnson is making a major action return in 2013 with roles in The Fast and the Furious 6, Michael Bay‘s Pain & Gain, Empire State and the delayed G.I. Joe: Retaliation, but today we’ve got our first look at the batch with the thriller Snitch.
Coming from Ric Roman Waugh, who gave us the Stephen Dorff-starring Felon, the film follows Dwayne Johnson as a father who becomes an undercover DEA informant in order to save his son, who was set up after a bad drug deal and is now in prison. Coming in February, it looks the least appealing of the batch of Johnson films we’re getting next year, but at least The Wire‘s Michael K. Williams is there for the fun. Check out the trailer below for the film also starring Nadine Velazquez, Susan Sarandon and Jon Bernthal.
Snitch arrives on February 22nd, 2013.
When discussing the “merit” of titles joining The Criterion Collection, it seems like a no brainer to see Fred Newmeyer and Sam Taylor’s Safety Last! as the latest masterpiece to get a spine number. The Harold Lloyd-starring comedy remains an endlessly delightful romp, as inventive as well as relatable as it must have felt in [...]
Today marks the launch of our new recurring column, which dives into the cream of the crop when it comes to this week’s home releases, including Blu-ray and DVD, as well recommended deals of the week. Check out our rundown below and return every Tuesday for the best films one can take home. Note that [...]
Note: The following piece contains spoilers for both Shadow of a Doubt and Stoker. Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt is already available on Blu-ray, as a component of the sizeable Hitchcock box-set that was released last October. This month, however, sees its individual, standalone release on the format, and the timing couldn’t be more [...]
After a recent New York screening of František Vláčil‘s Marketa Lazarová, my friend and fellow critic, Vadim Rizov, tweeted the following response: “Sheep God war men snow church blood swords ‘old crone’ justice grass wtf WTF UNCLE.” He certainly wasn’t alone in such a confused response. Lazarová — now out on Blu-ray via Criterion — is [...]
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