Revisiting a Modern Day Hit: True Lies

True Lies
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton, Tia Carrere
Director: James Cameron
20th Century Fox
Rated R for a lot of action/violence and some language

Before James Cameron was winning Academy Awards and pioneering the new technology of the cinema, he was creating some of the most memorable science fiction and action films of all time. He has pushed the limits of special effects in movies, and is the only director to have two films that have grossed over one billion dollars at the worldwide box office. And while he was riding high on the success of his The Terminator franchise, he decided to forgo the sci-fi route and work on one of the greatest action films of the 1990s. In the summer of 1994, reuniting for the third time with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cameron released True Lies which, at the time, would become his second highest-grossing box office hit. True Lies is now available for the first time in high definition (even before Blu-ray!) and is available to own or to rent on VUDU in SD, HD, and HDX!
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Film Review: Middle Men

Middle Men
Starring: Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht, James Caan, Jacinda Barrett
Director: George Gallo
Paramount Pictures / Paramount Vantage
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and violence

Most people know that the largest worldwide provider of adult entertainment is the Internet. However, most people probably have no idea how that ever came to be. Paramount Vantage, the specialty film division of Paramount Pictures, offers a version of how the adult industry first hit the Internet with their latest release, Middle Men. Co-written and directed by George Gallo, Middle Men is a hilarious and often times dramatic look at how three men changed the Internet forever. Middle Men is now available to rent in SD, HD, and HDX a week before it is available to purchase on DVD and Blu-ray.
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Remembering John Barry

John Barry, the iconic and legendary music composer, passed away on January 31, 2011 after suffering a heart attack at his New York home. The five time Academy Award winning composer had a career spanning over fifty years, where he created some of the most memorable film scores in cinema history.

He will be forever remembered as the composer of the James Bond film franchise. He scored twelve of the first fifteen James Bond films, including “Dr. No,” “Goldfinger,” “Thunderball”, “Moonraker”, and “Octopussy”. Though not officially credited with creating the renowned James Bond theme, Barry is known to have taken the theme, arranged it, and composed additional music to make it what it is remembered for today. In 2001, authorial matters surrounding the “true composer” to the James Bond theme went to High Court in London, with Barry attempting to receive partial credit as the composer. However, the jury ruled in favor of Monty Norman, who had been credited as the sole composer of the James Bond film since the first movie.
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New Release Tuesday: Let Me In, Middle Men, Conviction and More!

Today sees the release of 18 new titles available to view from the comfort of your own home!

Let Me In – LET ME IN is a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by Matt Reeves (CLOVERFIELD) based on the best-selling Swedish novel “Let The Right One In” and highly acclaimed film of the same name. Chloe Grace Moretz (KICK-ASS) stars as Abby, a mysterious 12-year-old who moves with a man who appears to be her father (Oscar(R)-nominee Richard Jenkins of THE VISITOR) next door to Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee of THE ROAD), a social outcast who is viciously bullied at school. In his loneliness, Owen forms a profound bond with his new neighbor Abby, but can’t help noticing that she is like no one he has ever met before. As a string of grisly murders grips his wintry New Mexico town, Owen has to confront the reality that this seemingly innocent girl is actually a savage vampire. Available to own and rent in SD, HD, and HDX!
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Film Review: Red

Starring: Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker
Director: Robert Schwentke
Summit Entertainment
Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence and brief strong language

Bruce Willis has been starring in action films for over twenty years, and based on his latest entry to the genre, he shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. His latest film, Red, is a slick, stylized action comedy featuring an all-star cast of Hollywood legends. Based on the DC comics mini-series of the same name, Red tantalizes and stimulates they eyes with a barrage of action, gun-play, and explosions. Red is now available on VUDU to own and to rent in SD, HD, and HDX.
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