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Blu-ray Review: Dana Carvey Shines In 1994’s ‘Clean Slate’

Blu-ray Review: Dana Carvey Shines In 1994’s ‘Clean Slate’

Dana Carvey stars in 'Clean Slate'

Dana Carvey stars in ‘Clean Slate’

This week, Jeremy Morrison takes a look back at another often overlooked comedy classic from the 90s with a look at one of Olive Films most exciting new releases, “Clean Slate,” starring Dana Carvey, Dana Carvey, James Earl Jones, Michael Gambon, Valeria Golino, Kevin Pollack, Michael Murphy and Olivia d’abo.

First, a quick synopsis: Clean Slate stars Saturday Night Live alum Dana Carvey as Maurice Pogue, a private detective recovering from amnesia. Pogue suffers a head injury that affects his short-term memory (which disappears every time he falls asleep), an affliction that will jeopardize his professional life as well as a major case against mobster Cornell (Michael Gambon, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), in which he’s a witness. Add to the mix a murder plot, double-crosses and a possible femme fatale (Valeria Golino, Rain Man) and you have the ingredients for a first-rate comic thriller.

Clean Slate, directed by Mick Jackson (L.A. Story) from a screenplay by Robert King, features supporting performances by James Earl Jones (Star Wars), Kevin Pollak (L.A. Story), Michael Murphy (Phase IV), Jayne Brook (Kindergarten Cop) and Olivia d’Abo (Wayne’s World 2).

REVIEW: Olive Films recent release CLEAN SLATE is a hilarious take on the film noir private eye thrillers of the past. I’d never seen this film prior to Olive Films acquiring the title and I’m glad they’ve been able to salvage another film that was off of my radar. Starring Dana Carvey, James Earl Jones, Michael Gambon, Valeria Golino, Kevin Pollack, and Michael Murphy, Olivia d’Abo, and featuring in smaller roles Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and Christopher Meloni (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit), the cast is pitch perfect delivering well timed comedy sautéed in a mystery marinara sauce.

The film centers on Maurice Pogue (Carvey) as a private eye with one big problem, while witnessing a murder, Pogue sustains a head injury resulting in amnesia. Now the only way to ensure he catch the killers is by communicating to himself via recordings he tapes for himself prior to falling asleep. The comedy comes in spades as you watch Dana Carvey navigate through his chaotic day-to-day activity while the very man he is set to testify against and a blackmailing F.B.I agent are hell-bent on getting to him before he takes the stand. Years before ‘Momento’ or ’50 First Dates,’ ‘Clean Slate’ is a film that will keep you guessing, and laughing, for the duration of its runtime.

The real gem of this film is watching Carvey and Kevin Pollak share screen time. Friends and roommates dating back to before each one hit the big time, these two bring their real life chemistry to their characters in hilarious fashion. If you’re like me and have never seen this forgotten classic, don’t hesitate to pick it up. If you’re a fan, but are having trouble finding previous releases, look no further. Olive Films has you covered.

CLEAN SLATE is a disc that features a lone trailer for supplemental material, but the audio and video transfers are perfect!

J-Mo says: CHECK IT OUT!

Check out this film and a plethora of other amazing releases from Olive Films via their official website — www.olivefilms.com.

Jeremy Morrison – Staff Writer
Co-creator/host of the Acid Pop Cult Podcast, film reviewer, 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
Twitter: @acidpopcult
IG: @almostgothim

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New Teaser Poster For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’

New Teaser Poster For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2’

Warner Bros. has released the first official teaser poster for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 which is set to open in 3D on July 15th. Check it out below and be sure to weigh in with your thoughts!

The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, David Thewlis, Julie Walters and Bonnie Wright.

Synopsis: In Part 2 of the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the Wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.


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Three New Character Posters For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’

Three New Character Posters For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’

Warner Bros. Pictures has released three new character posters for the next chapter of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check them out below! The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will hit theaters on November 19th 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 will be released on July 15th, 2011.

The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Rhys Ifans, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, John Hurt, Maggie Smith, Miranda Richardson, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, and Robbie Coltrane.

Synopsis: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction — the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale — the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

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Epic New Trailer For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Unleashed!

Epic New Trailer For ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Unleashed!

Warner Bros. Pictures has released an epic new trailer for the next chapter of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check it out below! The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will hit theaters on November 19th 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 will be released on July 15th, 2011.

The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Rhys Ifans, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, John Hurt, Maggie Smith, Miranda Richardson, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, and Robbie Coltrane.

Synopsis: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction — the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale — the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

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‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Teaser Poster Revealed!

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Teaser Poster Revealed!

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a teaser poster for the next chapter of the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Check it out below! The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will hit theaters on November 19th 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 will be released on July 15th, 2011.

The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Rhys Ifans, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, John Hurt, Maggie Smith, Miranda Richardson, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, and Robbie Coltrane.

Synopsis: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction — the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale — the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

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‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Trailer Unleashed!

‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ Trailer Unleashed!

Warner Bros has released a teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will hit theaters on November 19th 2010, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 will be released on July 15th, 2011.

The film stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Rhys Ifans, Bonnie Wright, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs, John Hurt, Maggie Smith, Miranda Richardson, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, and Robbie Coltrane.

Synopsis: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction — the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart. Meanwhile, the wizarding world has become a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord. The long-feared war has begun and Voldemort’s Death Eaters seize control of the Ministry of Magic and even Hogwarts, terrorizing and arresting anyone who might oppose them. But the one prize they still seek is the one most valuable to Voldemort: Harry Potter. The Chosen One has become the hunted one as the Death Eaters search for Harry with orders to bring him to Voldemort…alive. Harry’s only hope is to find the Horcruxes before Voldemort finds him. But as he searches for clues, he uncovers an old and almost forgotten tale — the legend of the Deathly Hallows. And if the legend turns out to be true, it could give Voldemort the ultimate power he seeks. Little does Harry know that his future has already been decided by his past when, on that fateful day, he became “the Boy Who Lived.” No longer just a boy, Harry Potter is drawing ever closer to the task for which he has been preparing since the day he first stepped into Hogwarts: the ultimate battle with Voldemort.

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