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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4

DVD Review by David Blackwell

DETAILS:  90 minutes, trailers
VIDEO:  2.35:1 (Anamorphic Widescreen)
AUDIO:  English 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Stereo
Subtitles:  English SDH, Spanish

STUDIO:  Millennium Films/ Nu Image/ Winkler Films/ Saturn Films
RELEASE DATE:  11-1-2011

Kyle Miller (Nicolas Cage) is a diamond salesman who is trying to provide for his family and hold onto their house (whose value has dropped due to the economy that the mortgage is probably worth more than the value of the house).   His marriage with Sarah Miller (Nicole Kidman) is fraying on the edges and may soon be on the rocks.   Their teenage daughter Avery (Liana Liberato) is a handful and sneaks out of the house (to go to a party) minutes before a gang of robbers invade the Miller home wanting the diamonds in Kyle's safe.   What follows is a test of strength as Kyle tries to play the robbers as the robbers threaten to hurt his wife and daughter.  The robbers consist of two brothers- Elias is the leader and the Jonah (Cam Gigandet), his fragile disturbed brother,  is in love with Sarah, the leader's drug addicted girlfriend Petal, and a volatile fourth member who wants the robbery to be pulled off no matter the cost.

TRESPASS does move along at a good pace no matter how illogical the movie is at times (and it holds a few good twists which are foreshadowed and some I did guess before they were revealed).  It is not a bad movie and yet it isn't a great film.   Nicolas Cage gets down the nerd look down real well and his hairstyle isn't the star this time.      Nicole Kidman manages to act well with Cage while the cast has some good up and coming actors in it like Cam Gigandet and Liana Liberato (go rent TRUST).    The script is cliched while the direction of Joel Schumacher manages to hold it together (along with some tight editing and keeping the film at 90 minutes).  The end result is a film that feels fit for a good made for cable TV film. 

The DVD includes a free digital copy and the theatrical trailer.

FINAL ANALYSIS:   TRESPASS is a somewhat engaging derivative thriller despite the illogical and cliched script.

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