By ANGELA DAWSON
Front Row Features
“Honest Thief” will be available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand Tuesday Dec. 29, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
Global action hero Liam Neeson (“Taken” franchise, “Batman Begins”) stars as a notorious bank robber who turns himself in only to be double-crossed by a pair of corrupt FBI agents in the gripping thriller. Filled with shocking twists and turns, the electrifying game of cat-and-mouse captivates audiences from start to finish as the merciless agents discover there’s nothing more dangerous than an elite criminal mastermind seeking justice. The high-octane film comes home just in time for the holidays and delivers non-stop action that allows viewers to take part in uncovering the many layers of corruption that exist within the organization.
“Honest Thief” is written, directed and produced by Mark Williams (“Ozark,” “The Accountant”) and features an all-star cast with Kate Walsh (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”), Jai Courtney (“Terminator Genisys,” “A Good Day to Die Hard”), Anthony Ramos (“Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” “Hamilton”), Jeffrey Donovan (“Burn Notice,” “Sicario”) and Robert Patrick (“Terminator 2: Judgment,” “The Unit”).
Meticulous thief Tom Carter (Neeson) has stolen $9 million from small-town banks while keeping his identity a secret. But after he falls in love with the bubbly Annie (Walsh), Tom decides to come clean about his criminal past, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents. Packed with action, “Honest Thief” is a tale of redemption and one man’s mission to make things right for the sake of love.
“Honest Thief” also is available now on Digital.
The Last Shift
The heartwarming drama “The Last Shift,” will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and digital Tuesday Dec. 29, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Stanley (two-time Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins), an aging fast-food worker, plans to call it quits after 38 years on the graveyard shift at Oscar’s Chicken and Fish. His last weekend takes a turn while training his replacement, Jevon (Shane Paul McGhie, Fox’s “Deputy”), a talented but stalled young writer whose provocative politics keep landing him in trouble. These two who share little in common are brought together through circumstance. Stanley, a high school dropout who has watched his life pass by his drive-through window, proudly details the nuances of the job. While Jevon, a columnist who’s too smart to be flipping patties, contends their labor is being exploited. A flicker of comradery sparks during the long overnight hours in a quiet kitchen.
Written and directed by Andrew Cohn, “The Last Shift” the drama also features Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Birgundi Baker with Allison Tolman and Ed O’Neill. The film is executive producer by Alexander Payne, Lance Acord, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap and others.
Front Row Features wants to keep the holiday festivities rolling. We have an encore end-of-the-year giveaway available this week. One lucky reader will receive a copy of “The Opening Act,” a hilarious comedy about standup comics. To enter, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 5, 2021 for your chance to win. Good luck and Happy New Year to all!