August 2007

This Week in Film

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

In a weird Beerfest meets The Naked Gun meets Dodgeball idea for a film, Dan Fogler stars as a former champion ping-pong player recruited to infiltrate an underground tournament and take down a crime boss (Christopher Walken).  George Lopez, Terry Crews, Jason Scott Lee, Maggie Q, Jenny Robertson, and Aisha Tyler also star.  Check out the official site.  The film opens in theaters everywhere on Wednesday and we’ll have the review!  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

Balls of Fury
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This Week in Independent Film

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

Inspired by the experiences of writer/director Monty Lapica the film tells the tale of a mother (Diane Verona) who has her 17 year-old drug addict son (Lupika) adbucted by a private company specializing in an unorthodox cure.  Greg Germann, Michael Bowen, Kristina Anapau, William Stanford Davis, and Kelly Kruger also star.  Check out the official site.  The film opens in limited release in select cities on Friday.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

Self Medicated
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This Week in Documentary Film

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

With perhaps the best title of any film this year, this new documentary profiles the “world’s greatest Donkey Kong players, ever” and how their love for this 80’s video game classic changed their lives.  Check out the official site.  Currently playing in limited release in select cities, the documentary opens wide on Friday, and we’ll have the review!  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
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This Week in Film

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

Based on the novel by Brian Garfield (Death Wish) a businessman (Kevin Bacon) becomes a vigilante after his son (Stuart Lafferty) is brutally attacked and killed by a gang.  John Goodman, Kelly Preston, Aisha Tyler, Garret Hedlund, and Elizabeth Keener also star.  Check out the official site.  The film opens in theaters everywhere on Friday.  Larger trailer, along with some Charles Bronson Death Wish 3 nostalgia, available in the Full Diagnosis.

Death Sentence
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Death Sentence

 

Death Wish 3 trailer

This Week in Independent_Film

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2007

in Film News & Trailers

Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy and Hope Davis star in three separate but connected tales – a tv star (Reynolds) under house arrest in a haunted house, the post-production of a “reality”-TV show, and a video game designer (Reynolds) and his wife (McCarthy) have car trouble in the woods.  Elle Fanning and Dahila Salem also star.  Check out the official site.  The film opens exclusively in New York and Los Angeles on Friday.  Larger trailer available in the Full Diagnosis.

The Nines
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