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Blu-Ray Review: Excellent Blu-Ray For Bad Movie in ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’

Day the Earth
HollywoodChicago.com Blu-Ray Rating: 2.5/5.0
Blu-Ray Rating: 2.5/5.0

CHICAGO – The 3-disc special edition of Scott Derrickson’s remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly is the perfect example of the difficulty of Blu-Ray reviews. Do you judge the movie or the Blu-Ray? The movie itself is a mess, but Fox has put together a spectacular home release for it.

Great Performances Wasted in Sterile ‘Revolutionary Road’

Revolutionary Road

CHICAGO – Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet) refuse to believe that they’re like everyone else in the 1950’s suburbia of Sam Mendes’ frustrating “Revolutionary Road”. They may go to the same jobs and travel in the same social circles, but, unlike the bored housewives and husbands around them, they haven’t given up on their dreams.

‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ With Keanu Reeves Falls Flat in Every Way

Day the Earth

CHICAGO – “The Day the Earth Stood Still” is about an alien visitor’s decision to wipe out the human race. And, if an interstellar race actually gets to see this film, it would be hard to blame them for wanting to clean house on planet Earth.

Slideshow: 15-Image Gallery For ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’ With Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly

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The arrival of an enormous orb in Central Park in New York triggers a global upheaval in The Day the Earth Stood Still. Photo credit: WETA

CHICAGO – This 15-image slideshow contains official press images for “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” which stars Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Jaden Smith, and Kathy Bates from director Scott Derrickson. The film opens on Dec. 12, 2008.

‘The Golden Compass’ to Release National Sneak One Week Early on Dec. 1

Nicole Kidman in The Golden Compass

I just learned that “The Golden Compass,” which opens nationwide on Dec. 8, will have a national sneak in approximatley 800 theaters across the U.S. on Dec. 1.

Vince Vaughn to Walk Chicago Red Carpet on Nov. 5 For ‘Fred Claus’

Paul Giamatti (left) and Vince Vaughn in Fred Claus

I have just learned that Vince Vaughn is confirmed to walk a Chicago red carpet on Nov. 5 for “Fred Claus”. Red-carpet arrivals start at 5 p.m. that day on the second floor of AMC River East 21 at 322 E. Illinois St.

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  • Cher Show, The

    CHICAGO – Cherilyn Sarkisian… yes, that is her birth name… is the redoubtable Cher, and it’s perfect timing for her to have a jukebox musical tribute. “The Cher Show,” covering three eras/songs of the six-decade career of Cher, opens for a Chicago preview before its Broadway run, from June 12th through July 25th, 2018.

  • ThroatPunch

    CHICAGO – The provocative title of Sharon Krome’s new stage play, “ThroatPunch,” does not contain that particular fight technique. But it does have standout performances by the three person cast, as they make their way in Chicago, circa 1983, amid their emerging twentysomething punk rock attitude. The World Premiere of the show has a Thursday-Sunday run at the Chicago Mosaic School through June 3rd, 2018. Click here for more details, including ticket information.

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