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New On DVD/Blu-ray/VOD - Performances From Michael B. Jordan, Nonso Anozie, Sherri Shepherd, Ice Cube

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 15, 2012 at 3:17PM

First... directed by Joshua Trank, Michael B. Jordan co-stars in Chronicle, which follows the misadventures of three high school buddies who develop uncanny powers after making an incredible discovery. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their darker sides begin to take over.
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First... directed by Joshua Trank, Michael B. Jordan co-stars in Chronicle, which follows the misadventures of three high school buddies who develop uncanny powers after making an incredible discovery. As they learn to control their abilities and use them to their advantage, their darker sides begin to take over.

Jordan co-stars along with Dane DeHaan, and Alex Russell as the teens. It's so good even Armond White called it a film you must see the weekend it opened, above all the others, so there ya go :)

Second... British actor Nonso Anozie (CassRockNRolla, Atonement), made his stateside debut in the thriller, The Grey, directed by Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, Smoking Aces). The film stars Liam Neeson as leader of an ensemble cast of "oil-rig roughnecks" who find themselves stranded after a plane crash that happens on Alaska's frozen tundra, in the middle of a hunting land for rogue wolves. 

Nonso barely features in this, and the film itself starts off with promise, but ultimately loses steam by the third act - at least for me anyway. But now you can check it out for yourselves.

Third... Sherri Shepherd co-stars in the crime thriller One for the Money, led by Katherine Heigl, playing the proverbial prostitute with a heart of gold. The movie is based on the bestselling Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich, about "a woman who works as a bounty hunter at her slimy cousin's bail bonds biz office.Daniel Sunjata also co-stars. 

And lastly... Ice Cube co-stars, along with Ben Foster in this gritty cop drama titled Rampart, led by Woody Harrelson in an incredible performance, from a script written by none other than James Ellroy, directed by Oren Moverman (The Messenger, which also starred Harrelson and Foster by the way, and earned Moverman an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, as well as one for Harrelson in the Best Supporting Actor category). 

In Rampart, Ice Cube plays a homicide detective sent to investigate a dirty cop (Harrelson) in a story based on the Rampart scandal, involving police corruption in Los Angeles, during the 1990s.

I saw it; just call it the Woody Harrelson show because he owns every scene; a mostly well-acted, slow-burn, searing drama that I think is well worth a look if you haven't seen it. 

That's it on the home video front for this week!


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