Fright Night Releases Two New Clips

Fright Night arrives August 19 and the question on everyone’s minds is: How will it fare as compared to the beloved original? We’ve seen the film, and although we cannot say yet, what we will say is this: It is bloody fun.

Anton Yelchin in Fright Night

Colin Farrell breaks the mold and plays a vampire named Jerry. Yes, Jerry, not the best vampire name. But, that is exactly the type of humor Fright Night possesses that makes it a summer must-see. Oh boy, there I go again giving my opinion, It’s just when you enjoy a film so much, you want to tell the world. Enough of my two cents… on to the new clips from Fright Night!

The story of Fright Night somewhat echoes that of the original, except that the action has moved to suburban Las Vegas with the foreclosure housing market playing heavily into the storyline.

In the film, Anton Yelchin’s character has finally made it — having ditched his geeky past and now running with the popular crowd in his high school. He even has a girlfriend. When Farrell’s Jerry moves in next door, things begin to get weird. And by weird, we mean terrifyingly terrific.

Fright Night Clip: Let’s Go Kill Something

And wait, there’s more! One more video for all our Fanatic readers!

Fright Night Clip: Your Son is Harassing Me

DVD Release: Jane Eyre, Priest and Something Borrowed

This week on the home video front finds a varied crop of releases to entertain all audiences including Priest, Jane Eyre, Something Borrowed and The Conspirator.

Jane Eyre: Mia Wasikowska was born to play Jane Eyre and this film easily makes it to the top of the bunch for this week’s DVD and Blu-Ray releases. Director Cary Fukunaga’s taken Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel and breathed new life into it on the screen. It is dark, powerful and come Academy Award nomination time, we hope Oscar does not forget Wasikowska or her co-star, the astounding Michael Fassbender.

Jane Eyre Blu-Ray

Priest: Although audiences didn’t flock to see Paul Bettany’s passion project, Priest, we thought the film was good fun and also gives a new angle on the vampire movie craze that is all the rage. It is a post-apocalyptic world as the centuries-long battle against vampires has all but wiped out the human race in the process. Sure, they were successful in defeating the vampire menace, but their bombs and battle have left the earth almost unlivable. The Priest of the title refers to a specialty trained group of supernatural agents of the church who possess the skills necessary to defeat the vampires. Once the vampires have been beaten down and locked away, the need for the Priests are no more. That is until Bettany’s family is taken hostage by vampires and it appears the war is far from over.

Priest Blu-Ray

Something Borrowed: Kate Hudson, John Krasinski and Ginnifer Goodwin star in the movie adaptation of the wildly successful book by Chick Lit writer extraordinaire, Emily Giffin. The film is a romantic comedy, but unfortunately filmmakers forgot the punch lines as the film limps to a finish. Kate Hudson is the best aspect of the picture as she makes her character, that should be completely unlikeable, not only palatable, but also vulnerable that allows the audience to see inside her soul.

Something Borrowed Blu-Ray

The Conspirator: Robert Redford returns to the director’s chair to direct a thrilling period piece about the days after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The film follows the trial of Mary Surratt, a woman who was charged with the aiding and abetting of John Wilkes Booth in his successful assassination of the president. James McAvoy sizzles in his portrayal of an attorney on a quest for the truth that may have been buried with the president.

The Conspirator Blu-Ray

Bradley Cooper Drops Out of The Crow

The remake of The Crow suffered a blow as star Bradley Cooper has bowed out due to scheduling conflicts.

Bradley Cooper Pic

As news of Cooper’s exit shot through Hollywood, a few names immediately rose to the forefront to replace him in the role that served as the one that made Brandon Lee a star and also took his life.

Mark Wahlberg has shown interest in playing the Crow, as has Channing Tatum.

The Crow is a reboot of the 1994 film that itself was based on the James O’Barr comic book series. It is the story of Eric Draven who rises from the dead to avenge the murder of his beloved wife.

Cooper, fresh off of The Hangover 2, found himself with too many projects on his plate once he accepted the role of the devil in Paradise Lost. Guess Cooper decided it was better to be devilish than dead.

ID Theft Gets a Rewrite so Melissa McCarthy Can Star

Jason Bateman is starring in ID Theft and after witnessing Melissa McCarthy do her thing in Bridesmaids, he has called for a rewrite of the film to include a character for the Emmy-nominated actress (Mike and Molly).

Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids

Bateman has enjoyed his own R-rated comedy summer with Horrible Bosses and The Change-Up and apparently looked at the R-rated ID Theft and felt there was a hole that needed filling with the comic brilliance of McCarthy.

The rewrite centers on the character that is doing the identification stealing. In the original version of the script, the role was penned for an actor. Now, look for the Bridesmaids scene-stealer to tear into the role that has been converted to a female ID stealer.

How could the star make something so powerful happen in a movie? It is because Bateman has the clout as he serves as the film’s producer.

It really says something about Bateman as a performer that he had the rewrite specifically done for McCarthy. For one, it shows he is patient as the film will not be shot until April 2012 to accommodate McCarthy’s Mike and Molly schedule. Also, casting an actress with the power to dominate scenes comically shows Bateman has no ego and always wants what’s best for the project and in turn, the audience.

Jason Statham’s Safe One Sheet Debuts

To say Jason Statham kicks ass is an understatement. Since we first discovered him in Guy Ritchie’s Snatch, this guy has delivered. Even in the most average of films, he brings the noise and the hard-nosed funk. Now, Statham is back in Safe and the latest poster from the film has premiered.

Safe One Sheet

In Safe, Statham is a retired military operative hired to protect a teenage girl (Catherine Chan) from a legion who wish her ill.

Safe is from the mind of writer-director Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time). Joining Statham in the cast are Robert John Burke, Chris Sarandon, Reggie Lee, James Hong and Danny Hoch.

Safe opens nationwide October 28.