To commemorate the 25th anniversary release of Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece Schindler’s List, Universal Pictures will re-release the film with picture and sound digitally remastered-including in 4K, Dolby Cinema and Dolby Atmos-for a limited theatrical engagement on December 7, 2018.
The acclaimed children’s novel A Monster Calls – about a boy trying to cope with his mother’s illness and being bullied – is the next feature from director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage, The Impossible). It stars Liam Neeson, Felicity Jones and Lewis McDougall.
Though it’s not being released until Octorber, 2016, Focus Features has released a teaser trailer for it. It’s pretty cool. check it out after the jump.
Shawn McGuire is a former crime boss who has gone legit. Jimmy Conlon is his former button man who drinks to kill the memory of the faces of those he killed for Shawn. Shawn still keeps him around – takes care of him, really – because of their deep friendship.
That all ends when Jimmy kills Shawn’s son – a true dirtbag – to keep from killing his own son. Cue endless chases, fights and gunplay.
Ex-cop Matt Scudder operates as an unlicensed PI – he does people favors and they give him gifts. When a pair of killers start kidnapping and killing the loved ones of New York drug dealers, Scudder is asked to find them and take one of the victims’ husbands to them so that he might take revenge. A Walk Among The Tombstones is as dark as the novel that spawned it – and as grimly humorous. Set in 1999, it reflects the casual misogyny of the period without being exploitative.
In case you missed it, Liam Neeson’s latest action flick Non-Stop came out on Blu-ray this week. Here’s a little safety video for your next flight. Non-Stop is now available on Blu-ray, Streaming, etc…
Liam Neeson has taken some lessons from Miley Cyrus, apparently he can’t stop doing films that are derivatives of his popular Taken franchise. They should have just called this “Taken 3” and called it a day. At times it almost seemed like Non-Stop was going in that direction until the writers realized what they were doing and changed the plot mid-stream without any backtracking to explain the sudden shifts or dropped story threads.
Sam Raimi wanted to make movies so much that he went out and revolutionized the horror genre with Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2. He was not to e denied a career in film, so it makes sense that – when he couldn’t get the rights to make a Shadow movie – he would create his own pulp hero and direct Darkman.
Now, Shout!Factory – a company known for giving cult movies prestige home video editions – is releasing Darkman Collector’s Edition Blu-Ray on February 18th. Once again ‘Crime has a new enemy, and justice has a brand new face.’ This collector’s edition will include new interviews with stars Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand, Larry Drake (who played the villainous Durant); an audio commentary track with the film’s director of photography, Bill Pope, and more. Check out the press release after the jump for details.
In Taken, Liam Neeson’s Bryan Mills tracked down the human traffickers who’d kidnapped his daughter and killed them. In Taken 2, relatives of the men he killed come after him seeking vengeance – but even with some serious attempts to do something different, the sequel is still too much of the same thing.