CHICAGO – Before 1998’s “The Big Lebowski” there was 1996’s “Kingpin”, the Farrelly brothers bowling comedy that didn’t have the narrative intricacies of the Coen brothers’ classic, but had plenty of jokes about middle-aged men playing the sport. Today finds the release of “Kingpin” to Blu-ray for the first time, coming with only one new special feature.
CHICAGO – “Saw VI” opens with two people in a race to cut off as much flesh as possible before time runs out. It’s gross. It’s nauseating. It’s exactly what fans of this franchise have been looking for and what its critics have derided. The twist is that these victims are a part of the current financial crisis, making their torture something audiences, many of which have been impacted through loss of income, would more likely cathartically enjoy.
CHICAGO – Screenwriters Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton (the upcoming ‘Saw VI’) met each other at the University of Iowa and both are originally from Illinois. Dustan makes his directorial debut with the release of ‘The Collector.’
CHICAGO – In our latest edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 admit-one passes up for grabs to the Chicago screening of “The Collector,” which stars Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth, Josh Stewart, Daniella Alonso, Robert Wisdom, Michael Reilly Burke, Juan Fernández and Gregory Alan Williams from the writers of “Saw IV,” “Saw V” and “Saw VI”.