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Daily Call Sheet: Bronson on DVD, '24 Movie' and 'Haywire'

REVIEW OF SODERBURGH’S ‘HAYWIRE’

The trailer is at the bottom of the story linked above and looks fantastic.

Smart, stylish and incredibly well crafted, Haywire is as ludicrously pleasing to the eye as the best of Soderbergh’s recent work and even if you don’t engage with the intriguing thematic subtext the film is a thrilling and riveting action spectacle with plenty of jaw-dropping action set pieces.

What a relief to NOT see Matt Damon or George Clooney in a Soderbergh project. “Haywire” hits theatres Jan 20.

CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD: PRE-CODE FILMS OUT FROM WARNER ARCHIVE

What I always find fascinating about these pre-code films is how tasteful and classy they were, even though there were no restrictions of any kind on filmmakers prior to 1934. Women weren’t exploited as they are today, nor were the films in any way over-top with respect to sexuality, violence, or theme.

Classic Hollywood always had class.

BRONSON’S ‘STONE KILLER’ FINALLY RELEASED ON DVD

Been waiting years for this to hit DVD and now I’m probably going to have to wait for years for it to hit Blu-ray. If DVD is good enough for you, though, this is one of Bronson’s best 70’s urban actioners. Bloody, brutal and mean — all in a good way.


KIEFER SUTHERLAND REVEALS ’24’ MOVIE DETAILS

Planning to shoot in late April or early May, the 24 film will continue directly from the series’ finale, jumping forward in time by about six months. Like the show, the film will be set over a 24 hour period but (of course) will not actually play out in real time.

THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE’ DEFINITELY PRESSING AHEAD

Sony had better hope the first one catches on through home video. I’ve read that the studio “hopes” the film will hit $100 million domestic. That’s pretty sad.

Currently, the film – which cost around $90m to make, before marketing costs – has pulled in $106m worldwide, of which $76.8m has come from the US. It appears to have legs at the box office, though, yet its total is still likely to be more modest than originally thought.

The reason? Well, according to Deadline, Sony seems to be conceding the seemingly obvious, that it was a very dark film to launch around the Christmas period. That said, it’s now pressing ahead with its plan to film the next book, The Girl Who Played With Fire, which we suspect won’t have a December release slot.

I don’t doubt that releasing such a dark film during Christmas hurt the take but for Sony’s sake they had better hope that was the only problem.

‘Weeds: Season Seven,’ ‘Nurse Jackie: Season Three,’ and ‘Borgia: Season One,’ arrive on DVD Feb 21

Press release from our friends at Lionsgate:

Weeds: Season Seven: New York, New High! After serving three years in the clink, Nancy Botwin (Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe winner Mary-Louise Parker) aims to make a fresh start in a new city in an all-new season of Showtime’s hit dark comedy, “Weeds.” Available on DVD and Blu-ray Disc, Weeds: Season Seven includes all 13 episodes of the latest season, which brings together the entire First Family of Felons including Justin Kirk (TV’s “Modern Family”), Hunter Parrish (It’s Complicated), Alexander Gould (Finding Nemo) and their loveable and misguided friend, Doug (Kevin Nealon, Just Go With It). The release is complete with cast and crew commentaries, an “Uncle Andy’s Tricks of the Trade” mockumentary, a “Growing Up in the Weeds” featurette with Alexander Gould, a Q&A with the creator and actors, a gag reel and deleted scenes.

Nurse Jackie: Season Three: Includes all 12 episodes, starring four-time Primetime Emmy Award-winning Edie Falco* as Jackie. The series also stars an accomplished supporting cast – including Eve Best (The King’s Speech), Peter Facinelli (The Twilight Saga), Paul Schulze (TV’s “Law & Order”) and Merritt Wever (Michael Clayton). The DVD and Blu-ray release also includes cast and crew commentaries, two featurettes – “Inside Akalitus,” highlighting the career of Anna Deavere Smith; and “Jackie’s Guys,” with Paul Schulze and Dominic Fumusa – along with a gag reel and deleted scenes.

Borgia: Season One on DVD and Digital Download this February: The international series, created and executive produced by three-time Emmy winning drama veteran Tom Fontana*, stars John Doman (HBO’s “The Wire”) as Rodrigo Borgia, a Renaissance-era pope who is on the quest for ultimate power. The complete first season features all 12 gripping one-hour episodes plus a “making of” featurette, as a three-disc set.

Someone in the comments the other day asked if these announcements are paid advertisements. They are not. This is information I’m just passing along. We’re happy to help any outlet out that’s good enough to work with us as far as interviews, screeners, etc. Least we can do and good info to have for fans of that particular film or TV show.

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LAST NIGHT’S SCREENING

La Femme Nikita (1990) — What’s not to like. The last 22 years have only made it better.

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SCOTTDS’ EPIC LINKTACULAR

DWAYNE JOHNSON AND LIAM HEMSWORTH TO STAR IN TRUE-LIFE ROBBERY TALE ‘EMPIRE STATE

WHY DOES STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN WORK SO WELL?

25 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT EXORCISM MOVIES

DVD REVIEW: ‘THE SUPER COPS’ (1974)

A LOOK BACK: WHEN ALVY SINGER MET ANNIE HALL

BEST AND WORSE BOND GIRLS

FOR YOU FILMMAKERS: THINGS YOU CAN DO TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL CROWD-FUNDING EXPERIENCE

TEN NAGGING QUESTIONS LEFT OPEN BY DISNEY MOVIES

JAWS’ AND THE CHANGING FACE OF MOVIE THEME PARKS

WATCH SEASON PREMIERES OF ‘SHAMELESS’ AND ‘CALIFORNICATION’ FOR FREE

THE 25 BEST GIRL-ON-GIRL FIGHTS IN MOVIES

6 MOVIE REMAKES THAT MISSED THE POINT

SCI-FI’S PREDICTIONS FOR THE YEAR 2012

10 OF THE MOST ASS-KICKING SPECIAL FORCES IN SCI-FI MOVIES AND TV

6 THINGS WE NEED FROM A SUPERMAN MOVIE

10 GREAT MUSIC MOMENTS IN HORROR FILMS

10 LESSONS FOR FILM CRITICS FROM J. HOBERMAN

A LOOK BACK AT JACK WEBB IN ‘THE D.I.

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CLASSIC PICK FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 10

TCM:

10:00 PM EST: Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (1964) — A mad United States General orders an air strike against Russia. Dir: Stanley Kubrick Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden. BW-95 mins, TV-PG, CC, Letterbox Format.

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

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