Derailed review

Derailed is a fascinating film riddled with classic plot points with a nice twist with the proper ending.

Derailed is a product of director Mikael Håfström and screenplay writer Stuart Beattie, and brought to the movie fans by Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, Vincent Cassel, Addison Timlin, Melissa George and RZA. There’s even a little David Morrissey.

While I was watching Derailed I found the first act to be rather curious and it had engaged my imagination, wondering where it was all going. You see, I had started watching this film without knowing a single thing about it. No previews, no taglines, just blind faith in the idea of being entertained.

Before tackling this film, director Håfström had directed the 1995 film Vendetta. Since then, he also brought us The Rite and the surprisingly good Stallone film, Escape Plan. Right now word on the street is that he has two projects in the pipe, Snitch Jacket and Tunnels.

The screenplay was written by a familiar name in Stuart Beattie. Before Derailed, he wrote Collateral and since Derailed, he brought us 30 Days of Night (2007), great fun vampire flick, Australia (2008), G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), I Frankenstein (2014) and of course, the Pirates of the Caribbean Curse of the Black Pearl. Beattie also has quite a few projects in front of him, Among the future projects include titles like the Tom Clancy title, Without Remorse, Arthur C. Clarke’s 3001: The Final Odyssey, and Danger Close starring Sam Worthington.

As you can see this creative team behind the film holds a ton of promise.

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Today’s TV  news bits include some reality TV news, The Walking Dead preview clips from their upcoming mid-season premiere, a bit about Syfy‘s new show, 12 Monkeys, and the TV schedule news for ice skating on NBC.

So You Think You Can Dance

It’s official, Paula Abdul is Fox’s reality TV go-to girl! Fox announced that Paula and Jason Derulo have joined SYTYCD.

The Walking Dead

Here are a few trailers for the upcoming mid-season return of The Walking Dead:

This one does not feel all that inspiring, but…

Surviving Together: The Walking Dead: Season 5

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This one is more like it…

Another Day: The Walking Dead: Season 5

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12 Monkeys Mini Review

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Will AMC’s BETTER CALL SAUL Be Any Good?

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So Breaking Bad was a pretty popular TV series. Dark with a smidgen of humor here and there, our imaginations were captured by the ill-fated journey of Walter White. But right there, alongside Walter in the latter seasons, was that ethically challenged attorney of his, Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk. A fan favorite. Saul […]

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TV News For The Week: Longoria, Arnett, CRIMINAL MINDS, X-FILES…

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Who Was SUPERNATURAL’s Matt Riley?

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New DVD/Blu-rays This Week: LUCY, THE DROP…

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Mid-Season Returns and Premieres For The Week of January 19th, 2015

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Syfy’s THE EXPANSE Teaser, Empty Or Hopeful?

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I just caught the teaser that Syfy has released for their upcoming new series titled The Expanse. To be honest, after having read the series and knowing what takes place, either they’re leaving a ton of shit out of the preview or they’re leaving a ton of shit out of the show! Syfy’s tagline for […]

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Meet SAM, A Precious Pit Bull In Need of A Loving Home

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THE ATLANTIS GENE, by A. G. Riddle

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The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery, book 1) clocks in at 144 chapters and is an easy read with a fascinating premise underneath it all. And for an author’s first book, it has some flaws, but overall it’s not bad. as humanity sits at the beck and call of a secret society bent on “saving […]

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News: Spidey/Avengers, GAME OF THRONES, SCORPION, Couples Therapy & More

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Todays bits of TV and movie news takes a look at some juicy rumors, some cool bits about a television series hitting the IMAX theaters, a few spats of TV ratings news and a bunch of series renewal announcements. Below, in no specific order, is what we touch on today: Spider-Man and Avengers rumors? Game […]

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EMPIRE TV Review

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Empire, starring Terrence Howard, Trai Byers, Bryshere Gray, Jussie Smollett, and Taraji P. Henson and other supporting cast made the story a compelling event to watch and enjoy, not to mention at times, hate. But hate in a good way. The story is about Lucious (Howard), a man in charge of an entertainment company who […]

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The CW Renews Eight!

January 13, 2015

I’m sure you’ve heard this by now, but what the heck, since I talk about the network and its shows, I figured I’d toss it out that The CW renewed just about everything on their slate of programming. Or technically, eight of their shows.  Here’s the list: The Flash and Jane the Virgin are both […]

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Dissecting The AVENGERS AGE OF ULTRON Trailer

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Yesterday the second movie trailer for Avengers Age of Ultron was released by Marvel Entertainment and it’s a doozy. The trailer expounds slightly on visuals from the first trailer and adds a few things here and there. (Both trailers are contained at the above link) Sure, it’s mostly the same but different, but it’s the […]

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AVENGERS AGE of ULTRON Second Trailer – A Somber Tease

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The second teaser trailer came out on Monday, January 12th for Avengers: Age of Ultron. And to be honest, this one makes the first trailer look like a happy place. The tone of this latest Avengers trailer, if you can imagine it, has an offbeat melodic presence and pushes the idea of how serious or […]

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases, GONE GIRL, BOARDWALK EMPIRE…

January 12, 2015

This week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases coming out Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 have Ben Affleck, Steve Buscemi, Liam Neeson, and a duck or two in the casts. (Images are links to the products on Amazon) – Gone Girl Cast includes Tyler Perry, Ben Affleck IMDb users gave this film an 8.3 out of 10! – […]

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News: MAD MEN, Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Edward James Olmos, And Other Things

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