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Movie Review: Getaway

In: Matt, Movies

Wednesday night I had the unfortunate opportunity to see the embarrassingly terrible film Getaway, a film that packs an hour and a half with so many crashes, wrecks, flips, stunts and swerves that the audience barely knows where they are or what is going on at any given moment. After about 20 minutes I was nauseous with a headache.

Allegedly there was a very thin plotline somewhere underneath the crashes and explosions but I found it hard to keep track of or give enough attention to. The film follows retired racecar driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) who comes home to find his wife has been kidnapped. He soon learns that if he doesn’t follow the instructions of a mysterious man on a phone (Jon Voight), his wife will be killed. His first instruction is to steal a car, and this is where the film goes downhill. Magna soon picks up an unexpected passenger (Selena Gomez), who turns out to the owner of the car attempting to steal her own car back from Magna. If this sounds as stupid to you as it did to me, you might as well stop here.

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Selena Gomez To The Rescue In Getaway Movie Trailer

In: Donovan, Movies

Just in case you ever find yourself in a predicament where someone has kidnapped a loved one, be sure to call Selena Gomez. Not only can she shimmy as evident in her “Come and Get It” and “Slow Down” video, but she’s a gifted hacker as well. At least she plays one in an upcoming film. Getaway pairs her up with Ethan Hawke, as they try to save his wife from a mysterious kidnapper. Warner Bros. recently released a brand new trailer for the thriller which hits theaters next weekend, August 30. Check it out below.

Official Synopsis

Getaway is the gritty, heart-pounding action thriller from Warner Bros. Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment in which former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner (Selena Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage.

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America is a nation reborn. Unemployment is at 1%. Crime is at an all-time low because one night a year, all crime is legal. It all boils down to surviving that night. Brought to you by the producer of Paranormal Activity and Sinister, The Purge is a thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night. The film reunites Ethan Hawke with his Sinister producer, Jason Blum.

“In an America wracked by crime, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—is legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It is one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.”

Joining Hawke in the film are Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Tony Oller and Rhys Wakefield. James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13) directs the film. The Purge hits theaters on May 31. Check out the intense trailer below. It sorta has a Panic Room meets The Hunger Games vibe.

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Since, my post on Kelly Ripa’s rooftop penthouse proved so popular, I thought I’d share pictures of another celebrity home. I admit, I love checking out how the rich and famous live. No wonder Robin Leach’s Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous lasted for over a decade. I’m clearly not alone with the curiosity bug.

No matter what he does in his career, Ethan Hawke will always be Vincent from Gattaca to me. Such a great movie. He was so good in it along with his future ex-wife, Uma Thurman. The two met on set and were married until 2003, until reports of Hawke’s infidelity surfaced. With whom? The nanny of course. Isn’t it funny that both stars of Gattaca, Jude Law and himself, were involved in nanny scandals. Must’ve been something in the water on set.

Speaking of the nanny, Hawke married her (Ryan Shawhughes) in 2008. The couple have recently put their NYC townhouse on the market for $6.25 million. Located in Chelsea, the 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms living space spans over three separate floors, including a garden space. If you’re into a bohemian colorful space, you’re going to love Ethan’s abode. Personally, I love a modern contemporary look. That said, his yellow and tangerine kitchen is totally adorable. Definitely the best part of the entire place. Check out a few of the rooms below and share which one is your favorite in our comments section.

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The movie trailer for ‘Sinister,’ a thriller/horror starring Ethan Hawke has just been released and we’ve got your first look. Before we get to it, let me first tell you that this film is directed by the same guy who did ‘The Exorcism of Emily Rose‘ and the producer of ‘Paranormal Activity‘ and ‘Insidious‘. If that isn’t a recipe for scary, I don’t know what is.

The film is about a true crime novelist (Hawke) who is struggling to find his next big story. When he and his family move into a new house (where a family died 9 months earlier), he discovers a box of home videos that shows other families being brutally murdered. As he delves deeper, his investigation leads him to a supernatural entity that may be placing his own family in harm’s way. This entity is effing scary.

The film comes out on October 5. Check out the trailer below… if you dare.

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I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve seen a movie with Ethan Hawke, so when I saw this trailer for ‘The Woman In The Fifth,’ it definitely piqued my interest.

Hawke plays Tom Ricks, an American writer who moves to Paris to be closer to his young daughter who is living with his estranged ex-wife. Completely broke, he gets a job as a night guard for a local crime boss. Situated in a basement office, his only task is to push a button when a bell rings. In the quiet of the night, he hopes that he’ll find focus for writing his new novel. During the day, his life starts to get a little more exciting when he become romantically involved with a widow named Margit (Kristin Scott Thomas). The mysterious woman sets the following rules for their meetings: she will only see him at her apartment in the fifth arrondissement, at 5pm sharp, twice a week and he should ask no questions about her work or her past life. Very bizarre.

Things start to get intense when people around Tom start dying. He starts to believe that a dark force has entered his life that punishes anyone who has recently done him wrong. After he is accused of murdering his neighbor, he uses his weekly visits to Margit’s place as an alibi. The problem is he learns that she hasn’t lived at this address for the past 15 years. WFT? Check out the trailer below.

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WATCH: ‘Total Recall’ Remake Teaser

In: Movies, Patrick

If you “recall”, the 1990 blockbuster, “Total Recall” is being remade and today Sony Pictures released the first teaser trailer! The first official movie trailer comes out this Sunday, so for now this 30-second clip will hold you over.

In this remake, Colin Farrell has taken the role of who Arnold Schwarzenegger played in the original, and also stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, and Ethan Hawke. In case you forget the premise of the film, here’s a little reminder: “As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he’s a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he’s on.”

The film hits theatres this August, and like I said, the full trailer comes out this Sunday. Enjoy the teaser below. Are you excited for ‘Total Recall’? Do you think that they’ll have a triple-boobed lady in this version?

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