It's clear from the start that 'Getaway' is not a good movie. The opening sequence is a mess of different video stocks and flashbacks, an easy tell that a team of editors tore out their hair trying to skip as much boring exposition while leaving the first scenes cogent. But once former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is behind the wheel of his stolen souped-up vehicle and is receiving crazy, destructive orders from the disembodied voice of Jon Voight, there's at least plenty of smashy-smashy to keep you occupied. The bad guy has some master plan – kidnapping Hawke's wife so that he'll be a mobile slave to his chaotic whims is part of laying the ground work.
But more than seeing traffic destruction on the streets of Sofia, Bulgaria (this month's production location low-bidder) there's a bigger catastrophe. Fifteen minutes into the movie, Selena Gomez shows up.
'Spring Breakers' can now be yours foreverrrrr as the film hits DVD and Blu-ray starting today. The disc includes a host of bonus features including a three-part documentary on the making of the film, an audio commentary with writer/director Harmony Korine and a host of deleted scenes.
Speaking of those deleted scenes, today we have an exclusive for you. 'Spring Breakers' stars Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez and Rachel Korine are here talking about their favorite scene that didn't make it into the movie; that time they made this poor guy drop his pants on camera.
Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers' is the outlaw fantasy of four college girls (or maybe just two of them) behaving very, very badly with guns and bikinis and one delightfully trashy white rapper. But the most crucial takeaway from the film isn't satire of primitive American debauchery -- instead it's how we want to perceive these women and why the agency they have over their lives and bodies feels too fantastical to believe.
James Franco might not be the best actor working in movies today, but he's almost certainly the most fearless. His choices are as unpredictable as they are gutsy. He'll try just about anything: television dramas ('Freaks & Geeks'), soap operas ('General Hospital'), comedies ('Pineapple Express'), and big blockbusters ('Spider-Man,' 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes'). His latest role, in Harmony Korine's 'Spring Breakers,' might be his craziest and most daring to date. He plays Alien -- pronounced "A-Leen" in Franco's South Florida drawl -- a drug dealer and aspiring rapper who likes to boast that he's from another planet. Franco's performance is suitably extraterrestrial: hilarious, disturbing, deranged, poignant and endlessly quotable. In an instant classic scene, Alien shows off all his prized possessions -- machine guns and money and nunchucks and 'Scarface' DVDs on constant repeat -- while screaming "Look at my s---!" Alien's orders are superfluous; any time Franco's onscreen, you can't take your eyes off him.
Are you guys dying of 'Spring Breakers' fatigue yet? No? Good! Neither are we, so we're stoked to bring you this new red-band trailer, along with a featurette, some TV spots and a new poster. Spring Break forever!
Just when we thought the 'Spring Breakers' trailers couldn't be any more crazy and inappropriate for the kids, in steps the brand-new, red-band look with some new footage of guns, drugs and Selena Gomez in a bikini.
'Spring Breakers' is about to premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival next month and in advance of the big premiere we have more of what 'Spring Breakers' does best: girls in bikinis. Today, five new character posters from the film introducing us to the Spring Breakers themselves - Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson among them - and, of course, wearing bikinis.
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