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Musical Montage: Mark Cherry “Getaway”

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Composer David Schwartz composed some incredibly catchy songs for Arrested Development but the one that refuses to leave your brain is Getaway, from Season 4.  Between seasons 3 and 4, Gob tries to get a limousine service off the ground and ends up chauffeuring and hanging out with Mark Cherry, tween acting and music sensation.  Gob, in a not unexpected fashion, gets super weird and needy so Mark creates a diss song, called Getaway, to try and let Gob know the entourage wants him out but Gob is oblivious and turns it into his ringtone.  Like most AD jokes, it continues to pop up for the rest of the season in ringtones and Tobias, perhaps subconsciously, turns it into the basis for his Fantastic Four musical numbers.  Check out the full song below.

Drive Hard Trailer

We’ve had Drive and Drive Angry in the past few years but now we have Drive Hard.  Tom Jane stars as a former race driver turned driving instructor whose latest client, John Cusack, turns out to be a thief who drags Jane into a bank robbery and then forces him to be his getaway driver.  Things quickly escalate as there are cops and other criminals after the $9 million Cusack stole.  It seems like it could be a fun action comedy and we’re huge Tom Jane fans here at Everything Action, so I’m sure at least one of us will check this out.  It’s out sometime this year and you can check out the trailer below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsvHpARX1jI&list=WL735010C982EF4BF3

Battle at the Box Office 9/2

Considering it’s the end of Summer and there was basically no competition, One Direction: This is Us took the top spot at the box office this weekend with $17 million.  It’s decent for a concert movie, better than Katy Perry, Glee and the Jonas Brothers disastrous openings but it was completely front loaded, so it will probably see a huge drop this coming weekend, especially with school starting for it’s tween girl audience.  The Butler dropped down to second with $14.7 million, putting it just over $74 million in total.  We’re the Millers continued it’s strong run with another $12.6 million and it’s now made over $100 million.  Planes took fourth with $7.8 million.  Completely out of nowhere, Spanish dramedy Instructions Not Included made $7.5 million in just 347 theaters.  It’s from the same studio who put out No Eres Tu, Soy Yo, which also had a shockingly good opening out nowhere.  The other two new movies were, not surprisingly, bombs.  Getaway, which just barely escaped a 0% from Rotten Tomatoes, made only $4.5 million over the weekend, good for ninth place.  Closed Circuit didn’t even make it into the top ten, making $3.06 million since it came out last Wednesday.  It was only in 870 theaters but that’s still not great and people are not quite in the mood for a slow burn legal thriller, which it looked like Closed Circuit was.

Admit One 8/30

Getaway

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, Rebecca Budig, Bruce Payne, Paul Freeman

Directed by: Courtney Solomon

Plot: When his wife is kidnapped, former race car driver Brent Magna is forced to do a series of driving missions for the mysterious man who killed him.

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 1%

Critic Consensus: “Monotonously fast-paced to the point of exhaustion, Getaway offers a reminder of the dangers in attempting to speed past coherent editing, character development, sensible dialogue, and an interesting plot”

Closed Circuit

Starring: Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall, Ciaran Hinds, Jim Broadbent, Riz Ahmed

Directed by: John Crowley

Plot: Two British defense lawyers are brought in to defend a suspect after a massive terrorist attack and unravel what seems to be a massive conspiracy.

RT Freshness: 41%

Critic Consensus: “Slick and well acted, Closed Circuit unfortunately never quite works up a full head of steam, with a plot that’s alternately predictable and full of holes”

One Direction: This is Us

Starring: Harry Styles, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne

Directed by: Morgan Spurlock

Plot: The band’s life on the road is documented by Super Size Me’s Morgan Spurlock.

RT Freshness: 69%

Critic Consensus: “It’s mostly for the converted, but One Direction: This Is Us will be fun for fans — and it offers just enough slickly edited concert footage to entertain the casual viewer”

August Movie Preview

August 2nd

  • 2 Guns: Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg team up as agents from different agencies after a failed bank robbery for a drug cartel blows both of their covers.

August 7th

  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: The mythological YA series returns as Percy and his friends must go on a quest to recover the legendary Golden Fleece in order to save their home.
  • We’re the Millers: A bumbling pot dealer is offered a big payday if he can smuggle back a shipment from Mexico and gathers a fake family, including his stripper neighbor, in order to avoid suspicion.

August 9th

  • Elysium: Neill Blomkamp’s follow up to District 9 finds Matt Damon as blue collar factory worker in a dystopian future who is given five days to live after an accident and decides to do whatever it takes to get to Elysium, a space station where the world’s wealthy live without crime, disease or any other concerns.
  • Planes: From “the skies above the world of Cars”, Planes is a spin off that follows lowly crop duster, Dusty, who dreams of being an air race champion.

August 16th

  • Jobs: Ashton Kutcher stars as Steve Jobs and this biopic follows his rise from a small garage in Silicon Valley to a cultural icon and innovator.
  • Kick-Ass 2: Hit Girl and Kick Ass are joined by new superhero allies as they face down a group of supervillains led by The MotherF***er.
  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler: Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines, a butler in the White House who witnessed many of the most important events of the 60’s and 70’s.
  • Paranoia: Liam Hemsworth stars as a hot shot corporate spy who gets caught between two powerful rivals, played by Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman.

August 21st

  • The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: Another YA fantasy/action/romance series is adapted for the big screen as Lily Collins stars as a seemingly ordinary girl who discovers she has magical abilities and uncovers a secret magical world in a quest to save her kidnapped mother.

August 23rd

  • The World’s End: A group of friends reunite for an epic pub crawl but may be humanity’s only hope when apocalyptic events start happening.
  • You’re Next: A family reunion turns deadly when a group of animal mask wearing psychopaths invade the family’s vacation home.

August 28th

  • Closed Circuit: Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall star as British defense lawyers who take on the case of defending an alleged terrorist but may be targets of a conspiracy.

August 30th

  • Getaway: A man whose wife is kidnapped steals a car and makes the car’s owner his unwitting partner in his quest to rescue his wife.
  • One Direction: This is Us 3D: The tween band is highlighted in a concert film/biography

 

 

 

 

Everything Actioncast Ep 163 “Choose Your Own Adventure”

This week on the podcast, Zach and Chris discuss Choose Your Own Adventure books and their various imitators, when 300: Rise of an Empire takes places in relation to the first, Nicolas Cage vs John Cusack, E3, The Greatest Event in Television History and much more.

  • News: 300: Rise of an Empire, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Paranoia, Getaway, The Frozen Ground trailers, Luther Season 3 promo, E3 news, Fox buys Choose Your Own Adventure IP and the New Release Round Up.
  • Show and Tell: Chris finished up Arrested Development Season 4 and saw The Hangover Part III and both of the guys saw The Greatest Event in Television History II and Zach also watched Graceland, In the Flesh, Race to the Scene, That Guy from That Thing, Unknown and Broken City.

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Getaway Trailer

Not to be confused with the hit single from Mark Cherry, Getaway is actually an upcoming thriller starring Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez where Hawke’s wife is kidnapped by a mysterious man who sends him on a race against time to get her back.  Gomez is the owner of the car Hawke steals, a Shelby Cobra Mustang.  Jon Voight seems to be the man behind the kidnapping, according to the credit list. The movie is supposed to take place mostly in the car, so it’s kind of a variation on the “trapped in one place” genre.   The movie is out this Labor Day and you can check the trailer below.