For instance, will be 's triumphant return to the top of the box office charts? In this case, however, Kramer does little more than preach to the masses with an unfocused and indiscernible message that no one but his cast seems equipped to understand. I've been wanting to get this for years now, and all I can say is it's about F'n time! The gun subsequently ends up being passed between every level of lowlife the city has to offer. They turn out to be dirty cops led by Det. This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees. Anzor is a crystal meth addict who cooks meth in his back yard and beats his wife and stepson routinely, which explains why Oleg prefers to remain at the Gazelle household whenever possible. However, when Joey ignores the mob's explicit instructions to dispose of a gun used in the fatal shooting of a corrupt cop during a bungled drug buy, he unwittingly puts his entire family in immediate danger For more about Running Scared and the Running Scared Blu-ray release, see published by Michael Reuben on June 10, 2013 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. Kramer's film needed a crazy calling card to prepare viewers for the crazed events into which it immediately throws them.
Instead, deep yellows, browns, and blues seep across the screen and keep things vibrant and luminous. Joey returns to the modest New Jersey home he shares with his devoted but concerned wife, Teresa the extraordinary Vera Farmiga , and precocious son, Nicky Alex Neuberger , where he hides Tommy's pistol in the basement with the rest of his arsenal—and here is where Running Scared begins to move sideways. Item is in original shrink wrap if applicable. Thanks to Karl for loaning us this disc! Once Joey finds out what has happened, he knows he has to recover the gun before anyone else, or his life is over. One of my all time favs.
Strangely, his next effort jettisoned the style, tone, and quality of 'The Cooler' in favor of gritty gangsters, banal dialogue, and hyperkinetic visuals. Not the busiest of weeks, but there were a few contenders for the Weekly Website Award with - taking the prize. It's another busy week as the winter slump starts to subside. Can he somehow track down the gun in time and make it disappear, or will he be the one to vanish? That's the only reason I don't own it right now, it's been killing me not to pick it. Of the roughly dozen movies on this list, none look like they have what it takes to be a major hit, although there should be a few midlevel ones. Oleg has an abusive stepfather and once he has the gun, he uses it to protect himself and aims at his stepfather.
My only real issue with the sound designer's mix is that gunshots, explosions, and line delivery are launched at the listener with equal bombast. At a healthy average bitrate of 28. Here the list of this week's releases, a couple of new sites and few updates, including this week's winner, -. It's honestly a bit of a buzz kill, especially since the film shares a passing resemblance to mindless crowd-pleasers like 'Crank,' ',' and 'The Fast and the Furious' series. Overview After a drug deal gone horribly wrong, a low level thug named Joey Gazelle is slated with the responsibility of disposing of the gun that killed a crooked cop.
October 20th, 2005 During the past week promotional websites for several movies were launched and some older ones added additional content. Unfortunately, there are a few minor problems. Like the grain in the visuals, this one major distracting element in an otherwise strong audio package made it difficult to totally immerse myself in the world of the film. Colors are bold, black levels give the picture a nice depth, and impressive texture detailing create a convincing three dimensional image. Kramer's cinematic tastes are similarly broad, and in Running Scared he has ranged far and wide to create his own personal version of a noirish nightmare, complete with endangered kids who sometimes have to fend for themselves against genuine monsters. Running Scared is presented in 2.
For my taste, the effect is not at all excessive and contributes to the film's impact, but I suspect some viewers will find it objectionable. A weary score, a bizarre subplot involving child molestation, and a somber tone would seem to suggest that Kramer has layered the film with a pseudo-commentary on the manner in which violence affects people. During dinner that night, shots ring out from the Yugorsky household, and Joey races next door, but too late. I normally have a lot of patience with intentional grain, but the downside here is the film's high-def presentation. The men shot with the gun were cops, crooked cops looking to take over a drug deal, but cops nonetheless.
The visuals are eclectic, with a lot of quick edits and odd angles, but it seems to work well in this case. According to Amazon, seven of the top ten releases come from two movies: and. When he leaves the Gazelles that evening, he has secretly acquired a gun—Tommy's gun. Rydell, who still wants his big score, and the true head of the Perello family, Tommy's father, Frankie Arthur J. Joey hustles Oleg into the front seat of a car and speeds away, presumably to an emergency room. The print is in pristine condition, with no flaws whatsoever, just a top of the line treatment from New Line.
Slight color banding randomly makes an appearance, contrast is sometimes overblown, and a few shots are unintentionally softer than others. The estimate release date is May 2006. Supplements: What are the extras? The anti-hero of Running Scared is Joey Gazelle Paul Walker, uncharacteristically dirtied up and deglamorized , a soldier in New Jersey's Perello crime family. Plot Synopsis: Slick, fast-paced and brutally shocking, this gritty actioner is a jolt to the senses. Every situation is pushed so far over the top and so far to the extreme that I often found myself searching for any point or redeeming value to the film. So Joey is to make sure the gun is never found and in turn, can never be used as evidence.
In other uber-violent action flicks like ',' at least it's possible to justify relentless action and bloodshed since they're used to up their film's entertainment value. Fairy tales aren't about reality; they're about alternate worlds, and this one is a crazily interesting place to visit. Paul Walker plays Joey Gazelle, a bottom-rung mobster who's told to dispose of a handgun that was used to kill corrupt police officers during a botched drug deal. Did you find this review helpful? Paul Walker plays Joey Gazelle, a bottom-rung mobster who's told to dispose of a handgun that was used to kill corrupt police officers during a botched drug deal. While intentional grain doesn't warrant a reduction in score, viewers should still know what to expect. Dialogue is crisp but bass heavy -- it seems intentional, but occasionally causes voices to overlap in chaos. Most of the actors seem to scream their lines, scowl as much as possible, and leap from one insane reaction to the next.