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Blu-Ray Review: ‘Agent Cody Banks’ and ‘Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London’

Blu-Ray Review: ‘Agent Cody Banks’ and ‘Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London’

This week, Jeremy Morrison emerges from his home theater with fresh review of two new releases from Olive Fims — “Agent Cody Banks” and “Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London.” Both flicks have just hit Blu-ray from the good folks at Olive Films. The films star Frankie Muniz,  Hilary Duff,  Angie Harmon,  Ian McShane and more.

First, a quick synopsis of each film: 

Agent-Cody-Banks-1216-300x420‘Agent Cody Banks’ Synopsis: James Bond. Matt Helm. Cody Banks. Super spies all … with one exception: Cody Banks (Frankie Muniz, TV’s Malcolm in the Middle) is a 15-year-old CIA operative who has to make sure his chores are done before saving the world.

Under the watchful eye of CIA handler Agent Ronica Miles (Angie Harmon, TV’s Rizzoli & Isles) Cody is called into service to investigate Dr. Connors (Martin Donovan, Trust), a scientist employed by the nefarious organization known as ERIS headed by the dastardly Dr. Brinkman (Ian McShane, TV’s Deadwood) who’s bent on destroying the world’s defense systems in order to rule the planet.

When Natalie Connors (Hilary Duff, Cheaper by the Dozen), Cody’s high school crush and the daughter of the eminent scientist, is used as leverage to force her reluctant father to aid Dr. Brinkman in his plans, Cody springs into action. The spy game will never be quite the same in the action comedy Agent Cody Banks.

Directed by Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid) from a screenplay by Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Zack Stentz and Ashley Edward Miller, Agent Cody Banks co-stars Keith David (Larger Than Life), Cynthia Stevenson (The Player) and Darrell Hammond (TV’s Saturday Night Live).

Actors: Frankie Muniz,  Hilary Duff,  Angie Harmon,  Ian McShane

Agent-Cody-Banks-2-Destination-London-1217-300x420‘Agent Cody Banks: Destination London’ Synopsis: Frankie Muniz (TV’s Malcolm in the Middle) returns as adolescent agent Cody Banks in Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London.

 It’s action across the pond this time around when Agent Cody Banks is called on to help locate stolen plans for a mind-control device. With the aid of his new handler, Derek (Anthony Anderson, TV’s Black-ish), and MI6 undercover operative Emily Sommers (Hannah Spearritt, Seed of Chucky), Cody’s in hot pursuit of the dastardly Lord Duncan Kenworth (James Faulkner, TV’s Da Vinci’s Demons), the mastermind behind the plot.

Directed by Kevin Allen (Twin Town) from the screenplay by Don Rhymer (story by Rhymer, Harald Zwart & Dylan Sellers based on the characters created by Jeffrey Jurgensen), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London co-stars Keith David (Road House) as the CIA Director and Cynthia Stevenson (The Player) as Cody’s mother, reprising their Agent Cody Banks roles.

Actors: Frankie Muniz,  Anthony Anderson,  Hannah Spearritt,  Keith David,  Cynthia Stevenson

THE REVIEW: The Agent Code Banks films are not aimed at everyone, as you probably know, but they sure are a lot of fun if you fall into the target demo. I watched both movies in a back-to-back marathon and I’m glad I did as I felt myself forgiving the sequel for not being continuing on with the tone of the first film.

The first Agent Cody Banks is a fun ride of a film featuring Frankie Muniz as a teenage James Bond type spy. Muniz comes across as a small fish in a big pond perfectly. The film takes itself seriously enough to please the adult viewers while giving the younger members of the household their own version of their parents beloved Bond films. The gadgets are exciting, the action is witty, and the tongue-in-cheek humor gets a giggle from everyone viewing.
The sequel loses a little something, mostly the aim at the parents that were dragged along with their tween children. This time out Muniz is the biggest fish in the smallest pond, adored by everyone and capable of all tasks asked of him. Much like the Bond films that began to churn out year after year, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London has become too sure of itself and is aimed at the youngest of viewers in the house. That being said it is still rather enjoyable to watch with the little people in your life. Not everything is for you, reader. Sometimes you have to step aside and let your children have a little fun. If you have them. If you don’t, then you’re probably having enough fun in life without this flick. Besides, the over the top antics are fun for what they are.
The next time you’re in need of a birthday or holiday gift for the young cinephile in your life, hop over to Olive Films and throw these flicks in their collection. The discs looks great and are packed to the gills with special features and behind the scenes looks!
THE VERDICT: Movie night…family movie night!

Jeremy L. Morrison, Staff Writer

Twitter/IG: @AlmostGotHim

About The Writer: Jeremy L. Morrison is the co-creator/host of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, film reviewer and screenwriter. Jeremy has more than eight years experience in television and film production. His childhood fascination with the naked breasts featured in the Friday the 13th franchise prepared him for absolutely nothing in life. J-Mo lives by one motto: #wecantallbezacksnyder

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‘Scream 4’ Slashes It’s Way Onto Blu-Ray and DVD October 4th!

‘Scream 4’ Slashes It’s Way Onto Blu-Ray and DVD October 4th!

Anchor Bay Entertainment and Dimension Films announced today that the Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack and DVD release of the latest installment in the acclaimed horror franchise, SCREAM 4, is heading to retail on October 4, 2011.  Directed by the incomparable Wes Craven, SCREAM 4 features an ensemble cast that includes the film’s original cast plus new stars – David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Marielle Jaffe, Mary McDonnell, Marley Shelton, Nico Tortorella, Lucy Hale, Shenae Grimes, Aimee Teegarden, and Brittany Robertson.  SCREAM 4 is available for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack (which includes a Blu-ray™, a DVD, and a code for the Digital eCopy) and $29.98 for the standard definition DVD.

Here’s what the critics have to say about SCREAM 4: “Pure genius.” (Richard Roeper, RichardRoeper.com)  “The Best ‘Scream’ since the original!  Funny, clever and scary as hell.” (Dan Jewel, Life & Style Weekly)  “Full of surprises!” (Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald)

Directed by suspense master and director of the first trilogy, Wes Craven, SCREAM 4 is the newest installment in the acclaimed franchise that ushered in a new wave of horror in the 1990s.  In SCREAM 4, Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour.  There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) and Gale (Courteney Cox), who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill (Emma Roberts).  Unfortunately Sidney’s appearance also brings about the return of Ghost Face, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends (Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin) and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.

The SCREAM 4 Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack and DVD bonus features include a “The Making of Scream 4” featurette; an Alternate Opening; an Extended Ending; Deleted and Extended Scenes; and a Gag Reel.  Note: Special features are subject to change.

Learn more about SCREAM 4 at: www.scream-4.com

 

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“Ghostface” Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ Unleashed!

“Ghostface” Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ Unleashed!

A brand new character poster for Wes Craven’s Scream 4 has hit the web and it features ol’ Ghostface himself! Check it out below along with the recently released trailer! Most importantly, weigh in with your thoughts on the first look for a whole new era of ‘Scream’!

Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically. The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

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Official Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ Unleashed!

Official Theatrical Poster For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ Unleashed!

It’s finally here! A brand new theatrical poster for Wes Craven’s Scream 4! Check it out below along with the recently released trailer! Most importantly, weigh in with your thoughts on the first look for a whole new era of ‘Scream’!

Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically. The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

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First Official Trailer For Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’ Unleashed!

It’s finally here! A brand new trailer for Wes Craven’s Scream 4! Check it out below or swing by Apple.com for the HD version! Most importantly, weigh in with your thoughts on the first look for a whole new era of ‘Scream’!

Scream 4 stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically. The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

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First Look at Courtney Cox Arquette In Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’

First Look at Courtney Cox Arquette In Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’

The first official image from Scream 4 has gone online via EW.com.  The pic features Ghostface stalking Courtney Cox Arquette’s character, Gale Weathers.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Gale is now retired from being an entertainment journalist, married to Dewey (David Arquette) and bored with life until Ghostface returnsto kill again. Directed by Wes Craven, Scream 4 also stars Neve Campbell, Emma Roberts, and Hayden Panettiere.

The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Anna Paquin and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically.

The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

Image via EW.com.

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Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell Join The Cast of Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’

Anna Paquin and Kristen Bell Join The Cast of Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’

USA Today is reporting on two possible cameos that fans can look for in Wes Craven’s ‘Scream 4’. According to the publication, Kristen Bell (Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and True Blood ‘s Anna Paquin have roles in the sequel, still shooting in Michigan under the direction of horror film legend Wes Craven.

The film stars Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Nico Tortorella, Anthony Anderson and Marielle Jaffe.

The original Scream made its debut in 1996, and the trilogy has earned close to $300 million domestically.

The next chapter in this incredibly powerful franchise is slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

Synopsis:
The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Screamtrilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!

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More ‘Scream 4’ Victims! Alison Brie and Mary McDonnell Join The Cast

More ‘Scream 4’ Victims! Alison Brie and Mary McDonnell Join The Cast

Casting new for Scream 4 continues to pour in! Today, it has been revealed that Alison Brie (Community, Mad Men) and Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica, Independence Day).

Yesterday it was announced that Adam Brody, Marley Shelton and Erik Knudsen would be joining the cast of the highly anticipated horror flick.

The actors will be joining the previously announced Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin and Nico Tortorella.

Scream 4 is set to hit theaters on April 15th, 2011.

Synopsis:
The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Screamtrilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!

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Scream 4’s New Blood: Adam Brody, Marley Shelton and Erik Knudsen Join The Cast

Scream 4’s New Blood: Adam Brody, Marley Shelton and Erik Knudsen Join The Cast

Wes Craven’s Scream 4 cast has picked up a few new members following the recent departure of Lake Bell and Lauren GrahamThe Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Adam Brody (Cop Out, Jennifer’s Body), Marley Shelton (Women In Trouble, Grindhouse) and Erik Knudsen (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Youth In Revolt) have joined the cast. The young actors will be joining the previously announced Neve Campbell, David Arquette, Courteney Cox, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin and Nico Tortorella.

Brody will play a cop recently graduated from college who was raised on the “CSI” TV series, Shelton (who is replacing Lake Bell) will play a deputy who knew Campbell’s character in high school, and Knudsen will have a role similar to the one played by Jamie Kennedy in the first two installments.

Scream 4 is set to hit theaters on April 15th, 2011.

Synopsis:
The horror series that reignited the genre and grossed more than $500 million worldwide is back! From Kevin Williamson, creator of the original Scream trilogy, the new film sees the return of cast members Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, and David Arquette along with a group of new stars, who can all hopefully stay alive long enough to figure out the new rules to this one-of-a-kind horror franchise!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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‘Scream IV’ Continues To Scare Up New Talent!

‘Scream IV’ Continues To Scare Up New Talent!

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed new cast members for the highly anticipated return of the Scream franchise. Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls), Anthony Anderson (Scary Movie 3 and 4, Transformers) and Marielle Jaffe (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief) have joined the cast which also features newcomers Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Rory Culkin, Lake Bell, and Nico Tortorella.

Scream 4 reunites Wes Craven with Kevin Williamson, who kicked off a horror- movie revival with his “Scream” script in 1996.The story brings back original cast members Neve Campbell, David Arquette and Courteney Cox, though the new flick is seen as a passing of the baton to a new generation of slasher victims, with Williamson already under contract to write a fifth installment.

Filming is scheduled to commence this July in Michigan. The film is currently slated to hit theaters on April 15, 2011.

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