The missing persons thriller Searching uses a suddenly trendy storytelling gimmick to deliver a mostly clever and suspenseful yarn about one man’s desperate search for his daughter and the online secrets he uncovers in the process.
To celebrate “Throwback Thursday” in our own way, and to start getting ready for the holidays, here’s a trip back to 2011 when I interviewed John Cho and Kal Penn in Toronto for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
Toronto has played a multitude of cities on film and television, but director Len Wiseman’s dirty, urban remake of Total Recall takes the city to a new level with Colin Farrell as our confused hero, Doug Quaid.
This evening I watched the first episode of ABC’s new series, FlashForward, and I’m officially hooked. The concept is fresh, the cast is good, and I’m seriously loving this vibe, but I can’t shake that it’s all somehow familiar. Kind of like déjà vu on TV, but the truth is, that’s more than just a coincidence.
There are adventures aplenty coming to DVD this week, especially if you’re willing to take another road trip with your favorite modern day stoners as Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Plus return to Dark City with the release of the special edition Director’s Cut, see the Rolling Stones performing in New York City in Shine A Light, and lots more.
The film draught is officially over this weekend, with no less than six wide releases dropping into theatres across the country. Topping the list is the comedy sequel, with our favorite stoners, Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay. Other new arrivals include Baby Mama starring Tina Fey, the thriller Deception with Ewan McGregor, and Helen Hunt‘s directorial debut, Then She Found Me.