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Keanu goes all Training Day on our asses (but remains one of Hollywood's most wooden A-listers) playing a corrupt but well-intentioned LAPD detective in David Ayer's formulaic cop thriller. Street Kings is also exactly what you would expect considering who co-wrote it: Kurt "Ultraviolet" Wimmer, from a story by James "L.A. Confidential" Ellroy.Bonus Features:
The two-disc release includes a commentary by director David Ayer, tons of deleted and alternate scenes, and making-of vignettes. You can also download a digital copy of the film.
A psycho killer stalks the one that got away (Brittany Snow) on the night of her senior prom, but it's you, dear viewer, who the critics feel for most. This tepid remake of the 1980 slasher flick nearly bored the scribes to death, even with its few sexy scenes and the thrills of underage drinking --- plus, who wants to see a PG-13 rated horror movies these days? Sony thought so too, which is why they're also releasing an Unrated version of the flick on DVD and Blu-ray.
A veritable buffet of special features appear on the standard and Blu-ray releases, including deleted scenes with optional commentary, an alternate ending, making-of featurettes, commentary with director Nelson McCormick and stars Brittany Snow and Jonathan Schaech, and a fun feature in which cast members share their own prom stories. Blu-ray viewers will get an additional treat: a Picture-in-Picture storyboard track.
Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day
Hey, whaddya know --- a Fresh movie out on DVD this week! (And it's Certified Fresh to boot.) Oscar-winner Frances McDormand teams up with Oscar-nominee Amy Adams in the 1930s period charmer about an out of work nanny (McDormand) who helps an aspiring actress (Adams) juggle the men in her life. While a bit light, Miss Pettigrew should provide a pleasant diversion for the home video crowd this week.
Deleted scenes, a feature commentary by director Bharat Nalluri, and a few behind-the-scenes features comprise the bonus menu.
The Life Before Her Eyes
Vadim Perelman returns four years after making a splash debut (The House of Sand and Fog) with a clunker of a sophomore feature. Evan Rachel Wood and Uma Thurman turn in admirable performances as the teenage and adult versions of the same woman, who must deal with the aftermath of a Columbine-esque tragedy. Unfortunately, Vadim's adaptation of Laura Kasischke's novel suffers from pretentious twists and turns, devolving into a tiresome psychological puzzle. Curiously, Vadim himself has stated he'd prefer audiences go into the film already knowing the controversial third-act spoiler...so here it is if you're game.
In addition to a making-of featurette and a documentary about "The Other Side," director Perelman provides what should be an interesting feature commentary; deleted scenes and an alternate ending give further insight into Perelman's criticized editing choices, all of which should give curious viewers a fuller picture of Perelman's artistic gamble.
In a critical performance only rivaled by the likes of One Missed Call and Strange Wilderness so far this year, director Gil Cates, Jr. has served up a rare double zero Tomatometer score! How'd he do it? By combining his own plodding direction and clichéd screenplay with the dubious star wattage of Burt "In the Name of the King" Reynolds, the kid from TV's Reaper, and Shannon Elizabeth as a hooker, all set in the world of Texas Hold 'Em. Sadly, Deal is the only poker movie to be officially backed by the professional bluffers of the World Series of Poker. So if you can't spot the sucker buying Deal on DVD, then you ARE the sucker.
Learn more about the game of poker in one of the disc's only bonus features. And if you're willing to gamble on Deal on DVD, then I'd like to invite you to RT's friendly office poker night...
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