Double-cross, manipulations, twists and turns, and snap, crackle and pop dialogue are among the trademarks in Will Smith’slatest ventureFocus. Master thief Nicky Spurgeon (Smith) may have the world on a string, that is until seductive (and whip smart) con artist Jess Barrett (Margot Robbie) walks into his life. Rodrigo Santoro and Gerald McRaney co-star.
Although Focus’ narrative has its share of sleight of hand tactics, its seductive allure isn’t just all about flash: the story originates from the minds of Crazy, Stupid, Love writer-directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa.
During the Focus press conference, Will Smith admitted that during his childhood he was a bit of a jokester:
Taken 3 (PG-13, 105 minutes), which has ex-CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) seeking vengeance for ex-wife’s (Famke Janssen) killers, hits Blu-ray on April 21 via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker co-stars as the police inspector who’s tasked with tracking Mills down, with Maggie Graceback as Mills’ beleaguered daughter.
The bad news is Mad Menwill be over in the blink of an eye, but if you’re thirsty for more quality AMC shows, Halt and Catch Fire: The Complete First Seasonhits Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD on May 5 via Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Opening nationwide March 27, the animated flick Home centers on Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons) who lands on Earth and befriends an girl named Tip (Rihanna). During their adventures, Oh, who’s on the run from his own kind, realizes that making mistakes is just part of being human, and both he and his newfound friend find what it truly means to be “home.”
Last year was an eventful one for Pixies, as the group released Indie Cindy, their first album in over 20 years. During an 18-month journey, the band played over 120 shows and now they are back on the road this Spring.
The second season of NBC’s The Night Shift begins tonight (10 pm et/pt), as life at San Antonio Memorial, as the cliche goes, will never be the same. While the good news is Topher (Ken Leung) survived the shooting, Jordan (Jill Flint) took some heat while begrudgingly treating a criminal and TC (Eoin Macken) suffered an emotional breakdown while reflecting on a past military tragedy.
Premiering March 17 on NBC, One Big Happycenters on Lizzy (Happy Endings alumElisha Cuthbert) and Luke (Nick Zano), lifelong best friends who decide to raise a family. Lizzy’s a lesbian and Luke seems like the eternal bachelor – until he gets married to a British girl named Prudence (Kelly Brook). Ellen DeGeneres is an executive producer of the freshman show.
Having strong and wonderful women in his life should be an embarrassment of riches for Luke, but this unconventional family dynamic does have its share of issues (hence the comedy).
During our interview with the actors, Zano talked about the “fear bond” he has with Cuthbert and Brook during their tape nights of One Big Happy (Cuthbert humorously describes it as a “terror bond”).
Whether you’ve spent your gaming years within the Metroid, Zelda, and Mario universe, Nintendo’s sense of imagination and universe has never been lacking. Whether the Mushroom Kingdom or Hollywood are a perfect match is debatable (anyone remember 1993’s Super Mario Bros.?), but this year Nintendo has come out with their own special (and tongue-in-cheek) awards to honor this year’s Oscar nominees.
Cake, the 2014 drama which featured a critically acclaimed (and Golden Globe nominated) performance from Jennifer Aniston, comes out on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD April 21 via Fox Home Entertainment.
The storyline centers on Claire Bennett (Jennifer Aniston), an abrasive woman whose addiction to pills and alienating behavior is rooted in a past tragedy. When a member (Anna Kendrick) of her support group commits suicide, Claire seeks out the woman’s husband (Sam Worthington) and strikes up an unlikely bond. Cake also stars Chris Messina (The Newsroom), MamieGummer,and Adriana Barazza.
Blu-ray and DVD Special Features:
1. “The Many Layers of Cake: Learning to Live Again
2. The Icing on the Cake: Meet the Cast
3. Theatrical Trailer
St. Vincent, one of last year’s most beloved films, was buoyed by inspired performances by a stellar ensemble ( Bill Murray, Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Melissa McCarthy) and top notch storytelling from writer/director Ted Melfi.