WALK OF SHAME Blu-ray Review

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WALK OF SHAME Blu-ray Review

Elizabeth Banks is one of the best comediennes working today, and she always brings something interesting to a part, be it big or small.  She should be a bigger star and films like Walk of Shame aren’t going to help prove it as the film ended up debuting in theaters and on VOD at the same time for a reason.  A high concept movie that leaves its star to wallow in embarrassment, there’s probably a sharp film to be made of the story of a woman who, after a night of casual sex, ends up having to make her way through the city to finally get her car and life back — but this isn’t it.  James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs co-star and my Walk of Shame Blu-ray review follows after the jump.

New to Blu-ray: THE LEGO MOVIE, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, HOUSE OF CARDS Season 2, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include an impossibly great movie based on a line of building blocks, the latest delightful film from Wes Anderson, a critically praised dramatic turn from Nicolas Cage, a documentary about male genitalia, and more.  Briefly:

The Cannes Film Festival Gets Underway: See Posters for TRANSFORMERS 4, THE EXPENDABLES 3, THE HOMESMAN, AWOL 72, and More

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The Croisette is abuzz with reporters, film critics, wannabes and tourists.  It is time for the annual event that puts all those attending in a cinematographic bubble for ten days.  The rest of the world is being attacked by aliens for all we know, but we would go on unawares. Or the reigning cinematic ambience would annihilate them.  This is, after all, the biggest film festival and market on the planet where imagination, movie stars and clever publicity abound.

Hit the jump for our first report from Cannes, including posters from Transformers: Age of Extinction, How to Train Your Dragon 2The Homesman, The Expendables 3, Awol 72, and more.

New WALK OF SHAME Red-Band Trailer Featuring Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, and Gillian Jacobs

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A new Walk of Shame red-band trailer has been released online for director Steven Brill’s R-rated comedy.  The film stars Elizabeth Banks as a news anchor who finds herself out on the street after a drunken one-night stand with no money, identification, or means of travel.  Her shameful trek across Los Angeles is fraught with misadventures as she attempts to make it to a career-changing job interview.  This NSFW trailer shows some of the hijinks that ensue during Banks’ trek, and it appears that Brill has taken the opportunity to pack plenty of talented comedians into bit parts that play into the lead character’s misfortune.

Hit the jump to watch the Walk of Shame red-band trailer.  The film also stars Gillian JacobsSarah Wright OlsenKevin NealonEthan SupleeBill Burr, and Willie GarsonWalk of Shame will be released in theaters and VOD on May 2nd.

New Images from WALK OF SHAME Starring Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden

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Focus World has released a few new images from director Steven Brill’s (Mr. Deeds) upcoming comedy Walk of Shame.  The film stars Elizabeth Banks as a news anchor who finds herself out on the street after a drunken one-night stand with no money, identification, or means of travel.  Her shameful trek across Los Angeles is fraught with misadventures as she attempts to make it to a career-changing job interview.  These images give us a look at Banks and the film’s male lead, played by James Marsden, as well as some of the ensemble.  The pic’s release has been delayed a couple of times, but Banks is incredibly funny so the prospect of seeing her lead a comedy all her own is enticing.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Gillian Jacobs, Sarah Wright Olsen, Kevin Nealon, Ethan Suplee, Bill Burr, and Willie Garson. Walk of Shame will be released in theaters and VOD on May 2nd.

New Posters for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, WALK OF SHAME, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, and LIFE ITSELF

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A few new posters have landed online.  Briefly:

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier – A nostalgia-tinged IMAX poster for the Marvel sequel might be the best one yet.  The film stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, and Samuel L. Jackson and opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on April 4th.
  • Only Lovers Left Alive – The U.S. poster for director Jim Jarmusch’ vampire romance puts stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton front and center.  The film opens stateside April 11th.
  • Walk of Shame – A new poster for the Elizabeth Banks comedy conveys the precarious situation that Banks’ character finds herself in, as she must trek across Los Angeles to make it to a career-changing interview.  The film also stars James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs and opens May 2nd.
  • Life Itself – The first poster for director Steve James’ (Hoop Dreams) documentary about beloved film critic Roger Ebert is simple yet evocative.  Click here to read my review from Sundance.  The film opens this summer.

Hit the jump to take a look at the posters.

New Release Dates for WALK OF SHAME, TRANSCENDENCE, ONE CHANCE, MEAN MOMS, THE CONJURING 2, and HOW TO BE SINGLE

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Here’s a look at the latest release date shuffle:

Hit the jump for more on each picture.

First Trailer and Poster for WALK OF SHAME Starring Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden

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The first trailer and poster for director Steven Brill’s upcoming comedy Walk of Shame have been released online.  The film centers on a news anchor (Elizabeth Banks) who finds herself out on the street after a drunken one-night stand with no money, identification, or means of travel.  Her shameful trek across Los Angeles is fraught with misadventures as she attempts to make it to a career-changing job interview.  Though the trailer has a bit of a strange pace, it actually looks pretty promising.  Banks has more than proven her comedic chops in plenty of previous films, and she’s surrounded here by what looks to be a formidable ensemble.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster.  The film also stars James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Sarah Wright, and Kevin NealonWalk of Shame opens April 25th.

ARE WE OFFICIALLY DATING? Starring Zac Efron Set for January 31, 2014 Release; WALK OF SHAME Pushed to March 14, 2014

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FilmDistrict announced today that it has acquired domestic distribution rights to the romantic comedy Are We Officially Dating?, setting the film for release on January 31, 2014.  Written and directed by Tom Gormican, the pic features a promising ensemble cast led by Zac Efron, Miles Teller, and Michael B. Jordan, and centers on “three guys decide to support a friend devastated by a recent breakup by vowing to maintain their single status for as long as possible. The plan gets derailed when they each fall in love and have to secretly work around their pledge to bachelorhood, while trying to figure out the complications of modern day relationships.”

Additionally, the Elizabeth Banks-led comedy Walk of Shame has been pushed from this coming September to March 14, 2014, where it will open opposite Need for Speed.  Banks plays a news anchor finds herself out on the street after a drunken one-night stand with no money, ID, or means of travel, with only a short time to trek across L.A. to get to a career-changing job interview.  James Marsden and Gillian Jacobs also star.  Hit the jump to read the Are We Officially Dating? press release.

Release Date Shuffle: I, FRANKENSTEIN Pushed to January 2014, INSIDIOUS 2 Moved Up, AUSTENLAND Set for 8/16, WALK OF SHAME Opens 9/20

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A few release date shuffles have been announced.  Briefly:

  • I, Frankenstein – Director Stuart Beattie’s graphic novel adaptation has been pushed back yet again from this coming September to the less-than-promising date of January 24th.  The Aaron Eckhart-starrer will now open opposite the Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sam Worthington thriller Ten.
  • Insidious: Chapter 2 – The Patrick Wilson/Rose Byrne-fronted horror sequel will now open a week earlier on September 13th, opposite Machete Kills and Battle of the Year.
  • Austenland – Sony Pictures Classic has set Jerusha Hess’ Sundance comedy for a limited release in NY and LA on August 16th.  The film stars Keri Russell and Jemaine Clement.
  • Walk of Shame – Director Steven Brill’s comedy, which stars Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden, has been slated for wide release on September 20th.  The film will open opposite the Hugh Jackman/Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Prisoners and Ron Howard’s racing drama Rush.
  • Escape Plan - The Arnold Schwarzenegger/Sylvester Stallone thriller previously known as The Tomb has been moved up from September 27th to September 13th.

LES MIS Star Samantha Barks in Talks for Musical WALKING ON SUNSHINE; Kevin Nealon, Tig Notaro, and More Join WALK OF SHAME

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We’ve got a couple of casting stories to share this evening.  First up, Les Miserables star Samantha Barks is looking to continue her musical streak.  Barks makes her big screen debut in director Tom Hooper’s upcoming musical adaptation, repeating the same role she played on stage in the London West End production of Les Mis, and now she’s looking to tackle another music-geared film.  The Wrap reports that Barks is in talks to join the cast of the musical comedy Walking on Sunshine.

The film is set to 1980s pop songs and centers on a mother and daughter who fall in love with the same man in Spain.  Kylie Minogue is set in the mother role, and Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini are set to direct.  Hit the jump for casting news concerning a slew of actors joining the comedy Walk of Shame.

Gillian Jacobs Joins WALK OF SHAME Starring Elizabeth Banks and James Marsden

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While we’re all waiting for Community to come back on the air, star Gillian Jacobs has been busy padding out her movie schedule. The latest addition for the comedienne is writer/director Steven Brill’s Walk of Shame, a picture that already boasts Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden and Ethan Suplee. The picture centers on a news anchor (Banks) who finds herself out on the street after a drunken one-night stand with no money, identification or means of travel. Her shameful trek across Los Angeles is fraught with misadventures as she attempts to make it to a career-changing job interview. Jacobs will play the protag’s best friend. Hit the jump for more.

James Marsden Joins Elizabeth Banks in WALK OF SHAME; Gregg Sulkin to Star in High School Coming-of-Age Tale 1990

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James Marsden has signed on to star opposite Elizabeth Banks in the comedy Walk of Shame.  The story follows “a high-strung news anchor (Banks) who, after a wild night out, finds herself locked out on the street with no phone, money, ID or car, and embarks on a series of misadventures as she finds her way to the most important job interview of her life.”  Steven Brill (Mr. Deeds) wrote and will direct.  Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, and Sidney Kimmel are producing.  Banks and Marsden ought to be a nice comedic pairing, so while the logline doesn’t hook me, the casting does.

Hit the jump for details on Gregg Sulkin‘s starring role in 1990.

Elizabeth Banks to Lead Comedy WALK OF SHAME; Diane Kruger and Anton Yelchin Will Romance Each Other in 5 TO 7

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Fresh off a great but minor role in Pitch Perfect (which she also produced), Elizabeth Banks has been set as the lead in the comedy Walk of Shame.  The actress will play an aspiring Los Angeles TV news anchor who, after losing an audition for her dream job, goes out for an uncharacteristic night of hard partying and drinking.  She wakes up the next morning with no money, car, or memory of the previous night’s events, but finds a message from her agent telling her that she actually won the audition and must be on the air by 5pm.  She then “must embark on a ‘walk of shame’ across hostile neighborhoods” in a presumably eventful quest that will lead her to the station by 5:00.

Per Variety, Steven Brill (Heavy Weights, Mr. Deeds, Little Nicky) is directing from his own script, with production set to begin in January.  Hit the jump for casting news concerning the romantic comedy 5 to 7.

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