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New this Week: ‘The Mechanic,’ ‘The Rite’ and ‘Secretariat (DVD)’

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

From Prada to NadaCamilla Belle, Alexa Vega, Kuno Becker (limited)

The MechanicJason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland

The Rite – Colin O’Donoghue, Anthony Hopkins, Ciarán Hinds

Movie of the Week

The Mechanic

The Stars: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland

The Plot: An elite hit man teaches his trade to an apprentice who has a connection to one of his previous victims.

The Buzz: Jason Statham is kind of cookie cutter, and this looks to be just another of his many action extravaganzas, but he does turn in some good work from time to time. Death Race, for instance, was good, and I enjoyed the first Transporter too. Ben Foster has been on the rise now for quite some time — I imagine a few years from now he’ll be knocking on the door of the household name. I enjoyed him a lot in Pandorum,
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‘Adventures of Power’

Reviewed by Erin Talbert-Brust

(January 2011)

Directed/Written by: Ari Gold

Starring: Ari Gold, Adrian Grenier, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Chiu Chi Ling, Shoshannah Stern, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Nick Kroll

Ari Gold’s “Adventures of Power” takes a somewhat original idea and morphs it into a hodgepodge of elements from recent successful indie films: the socioeconomics and familial strife of “Billy Eillot” and the socially awkward lead of “Napoleon Dynamite,” not to mention the musical subculture profiled in “Air Guitar Nation.” Sadly, this strategy isn’t successful: “Adventures of Power” isn’t nearly as entertaining or charming as “Billy Elliot,” and its hero is less inspired by Napoleon Dynamite than a carbon copy of him.

That Gold’s comedy falls short of anything remarkable is too bad considering its all-star supporting cast includes Jane Lynch, Adrian Grenier and Michael McKean. The normally hilarious Lynch plays Power’s hippie aunt but doesn
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‘Adventures of Power’

Reviewed by Erin Talbert-Brust

(January 2011)

Directed/Written by: Ari Gold

Starring: Ari Gold, Adrian Grenier, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Chiu Chi Ling, Shoshannah Stern, Jimmy Jean-Louis and Nick Kroll

Ari Gold’s “Adventures of Power” takes a somewhat original idea and morphs it into a hodgepodge of elements from recent successful indie films: the socioeconomics and familial strife of “Billy Eillot” and the socially awkward lead of “Napoleon Dynamite,” not to mention the musical subculture profiled in “Air Guitar Nation.” Sadly, this strategy isn’t successful: “Adventures of Power” isn’t nearly as entertaining or charming as “Billy Elliot,” and its hero is less inspired by Napoleon Dynamite than a carbon copy of him.

That Gold’s comedy falls short of anything remarkable is too bad considering its all-star supporting cast includes Jane Lynch, Adrian Grenier and Michael McKean. The normally hilarious Lynch plays Power’s hippie aunt but doesn
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Adventures of Power arrives on DVD - Exclusive Clip added!

The epic comedy Adventures of Power arrives on DVD January 25th from Phase 4 Films and M&C has posted an exclusive clip from the film! Combining the hilarious satire of Spinal Tap and School of Rock, Adventures of Power is a Sundance Film Festival and audience favorite starring the real Ari Gold, Jane Lynch (Glee), Adrian Grenier (Entourage), Michael McKean (Spinal Tap), Shoshannah Stern (Jericho), and Chi Chiu Ling (Kung Fu Hustle). With a soundtrack filled with 80's hits and hilarious originals, the film follows an air-drummer who saves his hometown by listening to his heartbeat. But when Power's union-leader father calls a strike at the mine, Power discovers an underground subculture of air-drummers who just might hold
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Exclusive: Adventures Of Power DVD clip

Here’s some fun-yet-confusing movie trivia for you: Ari Gold wrote and directed an air drumming comedy called Adventures Of Power. You’ve heard that name before, especially if you’ve seen HBO’s Entourage. But, the Ari Gold in that show has nothing to do with the Ari Gold who made Power – they just share the same name. To add, the star of Entourage is Adrian Grenier, who co-stars in Adventures Of Power (as a rapping cowboy). Good luck telling your friends about a movie Ari Gold made with Adrian Grenier in it.

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'Adventures Of Power' DVD To Launch With Star-Studded Party And Online Charity Auction

'Adventures Of Power' DVD To Launch With Star-Studded Party And Online Charity Auction
Last year's Sundance favorite "Adventures of Power" hits DVD on January 25, and Phase 4 Films and Onitsuka Tiger are partnering to give the film one heck of a kick-ass launch.

The DVD launch party will take place on January 27th in Los Angeles, and will feature a live performance by the indie folk-rock band the Honey Bros., a.k.a. the band in which "Entouarge" and "Adventures of Power" star Adrian Grenier plays drums. It will also serve to advertise a concurrent online auction that will benefit VH1's Save the Music Foundation, which ensures that children have access to a musical education and instruments.

The auction will kick off online on CharityBuzz.com on January 25 and run through February 22. Auction items include celebrity-signed instruments such as an autographed cymbal from Ringo Starr and signed drums from Neil Peart of Rush, Marky Ramone of the Ramones and Lars Ulrich of Metallica.
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Win "Adventures of Power" on DVD

Inspiring stories are good, but offbeat somewhat nonsensical inspiring comedies are even better. And so we here at JustPressPlay would like to expose you to the amusing tale of Adventures of Power, which will arrive on DVD in stores everywhere on January 25th, 2011. We're giving away a copy, and to find out how to win, just  keep reading.

Adventures of Power is an award-winning comedy about a mine-worker named Power who just wishes he played drums. When Power's union-leader father calls a strike at the mine, Power discovers an underground subculture of air-drummers who may hold the key to changing the world. Power's journey across America brings him face-to-face with his town's greatest enemy, and allows him to discover the beat within his own heart.

For a chance to win, you just have to do two things...

1) "Like" JustPressPlay on Facebook (or click "Like" on the Facebook box in the
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Exclusive: Adventures of Power Impossible Fantasy Trailer

"March to the beat of your own drum...Even if you don't have one!" That's the motto of Adventures of Power, a new comedy that follows air drummer Power as he attempts to leave his mineworker life behind and change the world. Directed, written, and starring Ari Gold, along with appearances from Michael McKean, Jane Lynch, and Adrian Grenier, Adventures of Power comes to DVD Tuesday, January 25th. We have an exclusive look at the upcoming release with the 'Impossible Fantasy' music video trailer, which you can check out in the clip below:

Click to watch Adventures of Power Trailer!

Adventures of Power is an award-winning comedy about a mineworker named Power who just wishes he played drums. When Power's union-leader father calls a strike at the mine, Power discovers an underground subculture of air-drummers who may hold the key to changing the world. Power's journey across America brings him
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Incredibly Awesome Giveaway: Win Adventures Of Power on DVD

Gatw has teamed up with Phase 4 Films to give our readers a chance at winning Adventures Of Power on DVD. For your chance to win, all you have to do is fill out the form after the break. Deadline ends at 11:59 Pm on January 24th. On January 25th, we will select a winner via a random drawing and notify them by email. Good luck!

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Grab Your Air Drumsticks! Adventures of Power is Coming to DVD!

Writer/director Ari Gold’s criminally underrated 2008 comedy “Adventures of Power” was easily one of the best indie comedies I had the pleasure of seeing during the year that was 2010. It’s quirky, strange, endearing, and, simply put, utterly fantastic. The film is littered with surprising cameos — Michael McKean, Jane Lynch, and Chinese action vet Chi Ling Chiu all make brief but memorable appearances — and boasts one hell of a soundtrack. In case you were wondering, the story chronicles the misadventures of a young man named Power (Ari Gold) as he embarks on an epic journey to an air drumming competition in New York City. However, in order to snag the first place spot, he’ll have to go toe-to-toe with an arrogant country music singer (Adrian Grenier) who is eager to crawl out from under his father’s judgmental thumb. Trust me — it’s good stuff. In addition to
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Upcoming DVD and Blu-ray Releases

Every Tuesday a new slew of titles on DVD and Blu-ray hit your local retailer's shelves, and while many of us will still be starry-eyed enjoying the things we received this holiday season, that doesn't mean we can't still look forward to what's next. It's by no means a complete list, and will see additions as more releases are announced, so for now take it as an incomplete guide for your next few months of potential entertainment. So without further ado, here's a rundown of titles arriving on DVD and Blu-ray in the near future.

Arriving December 21st

The A-Team on DVD and Blu-ray (Fox) Angel (IFC) Futurama: Volume 5 on DVD and Blu-ray (Fox) The Horde on DVD (IFC) Let it Rain on DVD (IFC) Map of the Sounds of Tokyo on DVD (IFC) Soul Kitchen on DVD (IFC) Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps on DVD and Blu-ray (Fox)

Arriving
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Charlie Sheen, The New NBA Season And Paul The Octopus In Today's Twitter-Wood

Charlie Sheen, The New NBA Season And Paul The Octopus In Today's Twitter-Wood
Charlie Sheen attracted some attention in Twitter-Wood today after police reportedly found him in a poor state of affairs in a New York hotel room, possibly under the influence of some foreign substances. Michael Ian Black spoke up about him today, while Seth Meyers took a moment to remember Paul the psychic octopus and Michael McKean discussed what he wished the epilogue from "The Social Network" would have addressed.

Elsewhere, Paris Hilton took a shot of herself on the "Hard Times of Rj Berger" set, while Frankie Muniz cheered on the beginning of a new NBA season and Aziz Ansari pondered an unlikely Halloween costume. Find out if you think he can pull it off down below.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for October 26, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@ParisHilton On Set Shooting The Hard Times of Rj Berger http://twitpic.com/30w29u

-Paris Hilton, Actress ("House of Wax,
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Tom Bosley Remembered, 'Spy Kids 4' And A Star Wars Film Proposal In Today's Twitter-Wood

Tom Bosley Remembered, 'Spy Kids 4' And A Star Wars Film Proposal In Today's Twitter-Wood
Word that Tom Bosley passed away at the age of 83 hit Twitter-Wood this afternoon. TV's father from "Happy Days," Father Dowling of "Father Dowling Mysteries" and the voice of David the Gnome, Bosley showed up in the tweets of Neil Patrick Harris, James Gunn and Michael McKean today.

In other posting, the feed got hit with a rush of photos in the last 24 hours. Jessica Alba showed herself getting ready for some "Spy Kids 4" action, while Steve Agee was palling around with Brody Stevens and Aasif Mandvi got in the shower with his clothes on. You'll find them all retweeted after the jump along with evidence that Jim Carrey's face muscles are in the best shape of his life and an idea for a new "Star Wars" film fomr the producer of "Fanboys."

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for October 19, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@JimCarrey Rubics cube
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'Halo: Reach,' Jay-z And Kanye West In NYC And Kevin McCarthy In Today's Twitter-Wood

'Halo: Reach,' Jay-z And Kanye West In NYC And Kevin McCarthy In Today's Twitter-Wood
In case you were wondering how the crew on the set of "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" kicks back between takes, producer Jerry Bruckheimer shared a snapshot in his feed today. It's entirely possible that their lunch breaks are more fun than yours.

Meanwhile in New York, a few posts surfaced from the Jay-z and Kanye West performances this week. Jeremy Piven, as usual, seems to have had a pretty nice view. His post, along with a memory of the late actor Kevin McCarthy, someone who claims not to know what "Halo" is and John Stamos' most recent activities on the "Glee" set appear below.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for September 14, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@BruckheimerJB On lunch break, the crew beating the 90 degree heat with a quick swim. Drinking lots of water, not rum http://yfrog.com/507y6j

-Jerry Bruckheimer, Producer
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Rahm Emanuel, 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' And 'Transformers 3' In Today's Twitter-Wood

Rahm Emanuel, 'Resident Evil: Afterlife' And 'Transformers 3' In Today's Twitter-Wood
White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel became a hot topic right after Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley announced this week that he wouldn't run for re-election next year. Michael McKean, meanwhile, was insightful enough to ask if Emanuel's path would trigger a parallel move on the part of his brother Ari, the inspiration for Jeremy Piven's "Entourage" character.

Elsewhere in Twitter-Wood, movies are being made and released as usual. Tyrese Gibson continued his updates about "Transformers 3," while Brian Lynch looked ahead to the new "Resident Evil" this weekend, and photos of Nina Dobrev on the "Vampire Diaries" set, Denise Richards in a cheerleader outfit and Gary Sinise thanking his Twitter followers showed up.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is a picture-heavy Twitter-Wood for September 9, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@ninadobrev http://twitpic.com/2mse6h - Taylor Kinney and I on set - everyone ready for tonights Premiere of The Vampire Diaries?
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Hurricane Earl, Trapped Chilean Miners And The U.S. Open In Today's Twitter-Wood

Hurricane Earl, Trapped Chilean Miners And The U.S. Open In Today's Twitter-Wood
Michael Ian Black may not work for the U.S. government, but if he did, he knows what he would want to name the next hurricane that shows up, and he thinks that Hurricane Earl is far too tame of a title. Marlon Wayans had disasters on his mind, too, and sent some sleepless Twitter love out to Pakistan and the miners trapped in Chile.

In photo tweets, horror ruled today. Eli Roth shared a "Last Exorcism" party picture, and Michael McKean offered up a make-up shot that's not for the faint of heart. Have a look down below where you'll see which "Eclipse" actor scored a ticket to the U.S. Open, what Dane Cook thinks about "Dancing with the Stars" and how Jon Favreau spends his lunch breaks.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for August 31, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@MJMcKean Only a flesh wound... http://twitpic.
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Rod Blagojevich Reactions, 'Scott Pilgrim' Hate And Dr. Laura In Today's Twitter-Wood

Rod Blagojevich Reactions, 'Scott Pilgrim' Hate And Dr. Laura In Today's Twitter-Wood
Someone had to make the first Twitter-Wood comparison between "The Wire" and the Rod Blagojevich trial, and Seth Meyers was that man. He, along with Roger Ebert and Jeff Katz had reactions to the single guilty verdict in Chicago last night, and they all posted those thoughts on Twitter.

In other tweets, "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" has received a lot of love from critics, despite its poor box office performance. Bret Easton Ellis decided to part ways with the pack, however, and declared his dissatisfaction with the movie. Find out how he felt below along with a weird exchange about Target between Michael Ian Black and Dane Cook and insights into Dr. Laura quitting her radio show.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for August 18, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@hodgman Why aren't you calling me? http://twitpic.com/2fwrls

-John Hodgman, Actor ("Baby Mama," "Coraline")

@Kal_Penn
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Alanis Morissette Pregnant, The Hpoa Girl And Scott Pilgrim All Wet In Today's Twitter-Wood

Alanis Morissette Pregnant, The Hpoa Girl And Scott Pilgrim All Wet In Today's Twitter-Wood
Just Diablo Cody's pregnancy tweets have come to an end, so have Alanis Morissette's begun. The singer and actress proudly proclaimed her new status today, and seems to have picked up the baton where the Cody left it.

A few posts sneaked out of current entertainment projects as well over the last 24 hours, as Mark Webber showed off a Michael Cera shot that he saved from "Scott Pilgrim vs. The Wold," Robert Rodriguez completed "Machete," and Ice-t discussed Jennifer Love Hewitt's involvement in an upcoming episode of "Law and Order: Svu." Find out more about that, as well as what Stephen Colbert thinks about the girl in the job-quitting whiteboard prank after the jump.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and below you'll see Twitter-Wood for August 11, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@likemark Scott Pilgrim having trouble drinking water. Another still by Stills. http://yfrog.com/5fu2paj

-Mark Webber,
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Bristol And Levi, A-Rod's 600 Homers And 'The Expendables' In Today's Twitter-Wood

Bristol And Levi, A-Rod's 600 Homers And 'The Expendables' In Today's Twitter-Wood
Be warned, there was some adult content in the Twitter-Wood feed today. As they appear below, Michael Ian Black's feelings about oatmeal and Russell Brand's interaction with Elmo have been made safe for work, but I can't promise anything after you've clicked on through to their Twitter pages.

The big-news topics of discussion today were of course Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston's break-up redux and A-Rod's new home run benchmark, though, and those reactions have not been left out. Find out who you agree with and why Patton Oswalt wants to see "The Expendables" after the jump.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for August 4, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@rustyrockets He started it. He tickled me. http://twitpic.com/2bl6fv

-Russell Brand, Actor ("Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Get Him to the Greek")

Runner-Up:

@michaelianblack I ate All the m-----f---ing oatmeal. http://twitpic.com/2biuqt

-Michael Ian Black,
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LeBron James, Emmy Nominations And Lindsay Lohan In Today's Twitter-Wood

LeBron James, Emmy Nominations And Lindsay Lohan In Today's Twitter-Wood
Emmy nominations for "Lost" may have exceeded those by other programs, save "Glee" and "The Pacific," but posts in Twitter-Wood today didn't care about the numbers. Some folks congratulated their friends, and others, like Conan O'Brien and Steve Agee, offered more sarcastic, bittersweet responses.

Feelings about LeBron James' hour-long Espn special and his prolonged decision over which NBA team to play with next season tended to be quite a bit more unanimous, meanwhile. I'll let you click on down and see what Patton Oswalt and Michael Ian Black said, as well as who called James the "Justin Bieber" of the NBA.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for July 8, 2010.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@EyeOfJackieChan Happy Birthday to my @KarateKidMovie co-star Jaden Smith. Love You Jaden! http://twitpic.com/23fq7r

-Jackie Chan, Actor ("The Spy Next Door," "Rush Hour")

Emmy Noms pt. 1: @sethmeyers21 Congrats to Kristen Wiig,
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