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Paranoia

by JC Alvarez
Tuesday Dec 10, 2013
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In the suspenseful hi-tech thriller "Paranoia" Liam Hemsworth is social networking his way to the top of the technology food chain in corporate America, trapped between the two biggest power players in the business. When the ambitious Adam Cassidy (a software engineer played by Hemsworth) upstarts the devilishly calculating mogul Nicolas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), he proves to be the perfect playing piece to put on the board against his biggest tech-rival, Harrison Ford’s Jock Goddard.

It becomes immediately apparent to Cassidy that between these superpowers any piece on the playing field is forfeit. His life becomes an inescapable labyrinth, when the digital age that he’s building begins to conspire against him. Wyatt manipulates Cassidy into stealing Goddard’s secrets, and Goddard wants to invest in Cassidy’s brilliance, but in the end who will be the victor that emerges from this game of cat and mouse? Cassidy is left with few people he can trust, and if he doesn’t bend to Wyatt’s whims, it could cost him the lives of friends and family.

Every turn could be his last! "Paranoia" plays like a contemporary high-stakes thriller, and appeals to the very real fear in all of us -- that privacy is a commodity we have very little of in this modern age of ours. Careful who you may confide in --┬áthe paranoia is very real! You’ll be surprised with how this game plays out in the end.

The Blu-ray disc features the film in full HD and is steep in bonus features that deepen the treachery of the film’s plots, revealing some golden "deleted scenes," and secrets of the players behind the real danger in today’s digital conspiracy. Who is listening in on your phone conversations? Who is watching you when the lights go out? You can’t go wrong with either Hemsworth, Oldman or Ford... but watch your back and clear that phone history!

"Paranoia"
Blu-ray/DVD
$25.99
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Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".

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