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  • TIFF 2014: Your Guide to the 13 Most Anticipated Films of the Festival

    Film School Rejects
    Kate Erbland
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Weinstein Company This Labor Day, we are laboring over exactly one thing: our schedule for this week’s Toronto International Film Festival. The annual Canadian embarrassment of riches kicks off this Thursday, and we’re in the middle of a mad dash to make sure our schedules and plans allow for viewings of everything we want to see. It’s not easy — in fact, with a slate as stacked as TIFF’s, it’s actually impossible — but we’re dead-set on cramming each day with top-tier talent, Oscar contenders and a few smaller features that just might…
  • Book Excerpt: "Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show" by Tara Bennett

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    The Editors
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Below you'll find an excerpt from Tara Bennett's "Showrunners: How to Run a Hit TV Show," courtesy of Titan Books. "Collected from a truly expansive exploration of television’s most creative minds, Showrunners is an insider’s guide to creating and maintaining a hit show in today’s golden age of television. The official companion to the documentary "Showrunners," this highly informative book features exclusive interviews with such acclaimed and popular showrunners as Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D.Moore, Terence Winter, Bill Prady, Shawn Ryan, David Shore, and Jane Espenson."…
  • Celebrity Nude Photo Hacking Scandal Under Investigation by FBI and Apple

    TheWrap
    Jordan Zakarin
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    A massive trove of nude photos belonging to a roster of A-list actresses were leaked online over the weekend, drawing both outrage from publicists and bloggers, and the investigative powers of the FBI and Apple. The photos — which included shots of Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kate Upton, and Kirsten Dunst — spread like wildfire online, even amid a grassroots effort to discourage people from viewing them. See video: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ First Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Is Dazed and Confused “The FBI…
  • ArtsBeat: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Trilogy, With Live Orchestra, Coming to Lincoln Center

    NYT > Movies
    By ALLAN KOZINN
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:01 am
    Peter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogy will be shown at the Koch Theater with live accompaniment by a 250-member orchestra and chorus.
  • 'Before I Go to Sleep' movie trailer

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    20 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, "Before I Go To Sleep" is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life.
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  • Book Excerpt: "Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show" by Tara Bennett

    The Editors
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:50 am
    Below you'll find an excerpt from Tara Bennett's "Showrunners: How to Run a Hit TV Show," courtesy of Titan Books. "Collected from a truly expansive exploration of television’s most creative minds, Showrunners is an insider’s guide to creating and maintaining a hit show in today’s golden age of television. The official companion to the documentary "Showrunners," this highly informative book features exclusive interviews with such acclaimed and popular showrunners as Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Ronald D.Moore, Terence Winter, Bill Prady, Shawn Ryan, David Shore, and Jane Espenson."…
  • Telluride 2014: True Stories Turn to Festival Hits in "The Imitation Game," "The Price of Fame"

    Patrick Z. McGavin
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:10 pm
    Opinions at film festivals rarely reach consensus, given how fractious and divided personal tastes run. Trends are easier to capture. Among the new crop of films being screened this weekend, highly touted ones have included "The Imitation Game", "The Price of Fame," and "99 Homes," a significant critical comeback for director Ramin Bahrani after "At Any Price."Norwegian director Morten Tyldum detonated critical and public consciousness with his lively "Headhunters," two years ago. He returns with "The Imitation Game," debuting this weekend. "That was good," a woman said after the film's…
  • Telluride 2014: Personal Politics in "Rosewater," "Tales of the Grim Sleeper"

    Patrick Z. McGavin
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:52 pm
    The political is personal, and all pervasive, as revealed over and over as we move to the first full day of screenings at the 41st edition of this year's festival. The mode of political inquiry, moral, aesthetic and existential is recurrent in the early works shown here. It is inescapable. "Rosewater" is the directorial debut of the observant and often lacerating political humorist, sometime actor and "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart, here adapting the memoir of the Iranian-born author, filmmaker, playwright and journalist Maziar Bahari. Bahari, who's made his own films about the highly…
  • What It Means "To Be Takei"

    Jana Monji
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    As a sometime theater critic, I try not to play for tickets and I rarely sit in the front row, but for George Takei's musical "Allegiance" I made an exception in 2012. That was not because I was a fan of "Star Trek: The Original Series" or because I follow George Takei on Facebook. I was back in Balboa Park San Diego, the place where I learned to love theater, because an elderly relative wished to see the show. I don't remember ever attending theater, particularly the Old Globe, with her, but it was something she wanted to do, and something I could do to repay all of her past kindnesses. The…
  • The 41st Annual Telluride Film Festival Preview

    Patrick Z. McGavin
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Every major film festival cultivates a privileged aura. Sundance asserts the primacy of the American independent and heralds the wonder of the breakthrough discovery. Cannes celebrates the cultural prominence of film as a fabric of French cultural life. Toronto animates a very Canadian brand of egalatarianism and social inclusiveness.The Telluride Film festival, which kicks off its 41st iteration formally today, is the most furtive. In movie language, Telluride is a noir connoting something shadowy and unknowable, and governed by its own internal logic. As a four-day boutique festival that…
 
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    TheWrap

  • Celebrity Nude Photo Hacking Scandal Under Investigation by FBI and Apple

    Jordan Zakarin
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    A massive trove of nude photos belonging to a roster of A-list actresses were leaked online over the weekend, drawing both outrage from publicists and bloggers, and the investigative powers of the FBI and Apple. The photos — which included shots of Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, Selena Gomez, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kate Upton, and Kirsten Dunst — spread like wildfire online, even amid a grassroots effort to discourage people from viewing them. See video: ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ First Trailer: Jennifer Lawrence's Katniss Is Dazed and Confused “The FBI…
  • Hey, New York Times ‘Vows’ Section: Who Cares If ‘The Bride is Keeping Her Name'?

    Sharon Waxman
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    It was a lazy weekend, so I was reading the New York Times Vows section in more detail than usual. “Tracy Weiler and Kev Davenport were married Saturday at Wahill farm in Batesville, Indiana” went a feature with a cute photo of the couple in a Jeep. “The Rev. David A. Johnson, a minister of the United Church of Christ, officiated at a ceremony led by Ryan Lympus, a friend of the couple.” “Ms. Weiler, 31, is keeping her name.” Huh? I thought. That's a weird thing to note. Then I turned the page and read the next feature. Same deal in the second…
  • ‘Saved by the Bell’ Casting Director on Returning for the Movie, Why Finding a New ‘Dustin Diamond’ Was Tough

    Jethro Nededog
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    Casting director Robin Lippin has a long list of television credits to her name, but her time on “Saved by the Bell” and all of its spinoffs made her uniquely qualified to work on Lifetime's movie, “The Unauthorized Saved by the Bell Story.” In addition to “Saved by the Bell,” Lippin has cast the miniseries “Attila,” “Lizzie McGuire,” and Lifetime's “Petals on the Wind” and “Blue Lagoon: The Awakening.” But, her work on the iconic Saturday morning series was special to her and she doesn't take the…
  • 10 Biggest Winners and Losers at the Summer Box Office – From ‘GotG’ Chris Pratt Effect to Tom Cruise

    Todd Cunningham and Gina Hall
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:51 am
    Now that summer has drawn to a close and we can officially declare “Guardians of the Galaxy” the biggest winner at nearly $280 million domestically, let's take a look back at the other winners and losers to come out of  the season. WINNER – Chris Pratt That guy on “Parks and Recreation” became the summer's hottest male star after his endearing turn as the roguish Peter “Star Lord” Quill in the season's biggest movie, the Marvel space romp “Guardians of the Galaxy.” And he'll be back next June in “Jurassic…
  • Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole Returns Deliver ‘X Factor UK’ Ratings Bump

    Jethro Nededog
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:05 pm
    The return of creator Simon Cowell and ousted former judge Cheryl Cole gave Saturday night's “X Factor UK” Series 11 premiere a slight ratings bump. An average 9.5 million viewers tuned in to the singing competition, which represents a 300,000 viewer increase over last year's debut and a 700,000 increase over 2012's season opener. Saturday night's airing also reached a peak viewership of 10.6 million viewers. See video: ‘X Factor UK’ Coming to America on AXS TV ITV's “The X Factor UK” was Saturday's most watched program. It beat the…
 
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  • 'Before I Go to Sleep' movie trailer

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:25 pm
    A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, "Before I Go To Sleep" is the story of a woman (Nicole Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life.
  • 'The Drop' movie trailer

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    A bartender (Tom Hardy) finds a puppy in the garbage, leading to a dip through the criminal underbelly of Boston in this adaptation of Dennis Lehane's short story.
  • 'No Good Deed' movie trailer

    20 Aug 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Terri (Taraji P. Henson), a devoted wife and mother of two, lives an ideal life that takes a dramatic turn when her home and children are threatened by Colin (Idris Elba), a charming stranger who smooth-talks his way into her house, claiming car trouble.
  • 'This is Where I Leave You' movie trailer

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Jason Bateman stars in this adaptation of Jonathan Tropper's novel surrounding a dysfunctional family reunion following a funeral. Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Kathryn Hahn, and Girls' Adam Driver co-star, with Shawn Levy handling directing duties.
  • 'Mortdecai' movie trailer

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Lionsgate and OddLot Entertainment team-up for this action comedy starring Johnny Depp as Charles Mortdecai, a roguish art dealer in search of a stolen painting that could hold the code to a forgotten Nazi bank account that's rife with riches. Ewan McGregor, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, and Olivia Munn co-star.
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    On Location Vacations

  • Tuesday, Sept. 2 Filming Locations for Chicago PD, The Blacklist, Daredevil, Nashville, & more!

    Christine
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Here’s a look at what’s filming on location for Monday, September 2, 2014: If you have any scoop about where a movie or TV show is filming, let us know about it at olv@onlocationvacations.com or at Twitter.com/olv! We depend on your tips to keep the site going, all of our info comes from our amazing […]
  • Fan photos of Kat Graham in Atlantic City

    Christine
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham was in Atlantic City last weekend where, before she performed at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s, she made an appearance on the boardwalk for Foster Grant. During the event Kat gave away free sunglasses on the same boardwalk where the first pair of Foster Grant’s were sold for just […]
  • Bid to win a chance to meet Nina Dobrev on the set of ‘The Vampire Diaries’

    Christine
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    Nina Dobrev, aka Elena Gilbert, is giving one lucky fan the chance to visit Mystic Falls for a good cause. The star of The CW’s The Vampire Diaries is showing her philanthropic side and offering up the chance of a lifetime to benefit a great cause. Fans of the supernatural hit show can now place […]
  • Friday, Aug. 29 Filming Location for Castle, Chicago Fire, Orange Is The New Black, & more!

    Christine
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Here’s a look at what’s filming on location for Friday, Aug 29, 2014: If you have any scoop about where a movie or TV show is filming, let us know about it at olv@onlocationvacations.com or at Twitter.com/olv! We depend on your tips to keep the site going, all of our info comes from our amazing […]
  • ‘The Originals’ is filming on location in Olde Town Conyers, GA tomorrow

    Christine
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:09 pm
    CW’s The Originals is returning to one of their usual filming locations this week. The show will once again transform Olde Town Conyers, GA into New Orleans for a shoot taking place on Friday night (8/29). Filming will take place on in the municipal parking lot behind Firefly and Conyers Jewelry, 868 North Main Street, […]
 
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  • New Star Wars Film Resumes Production After Harrison Ford Injury

    Kate Stanhope
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:44 pm
    It's time to fire up the engines on the Millennium Falcon (again). Production has resumed on Star Wars: Episode VII following an on-set accident in June that broke... Read More >Other Links From TVGuide.com Star WarsHarrison Ford
  • Story of Frozen Reveals Movie Secrets — Which Beloved Song Was Almost Cut?

    Hanh Nguyen
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Unlike Arendelle, the real world is still under Elsa's spell. Fortunately, Frozen fans don't have to "Let It Go" quite yet. ABC will air its one-hour special The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic on Tuesday at 8/7c to give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the movie magic required to make Frozen the worldwide phenomenon it is today. Moviegoers fell in love with the tale of two sisters ... Read More >Other Links From TVGuide.com Jennifer LeeKristen BellChris BuckJohn LasseterJonathan GroffIdina MenzelJosh GadRobert LopezFrozenThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic
  • Steven Spielberg Developing Minority Report TV Series

    Kate Stanhope
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Crime procedurals are all the rage on the small screen these days, but will viewers tune in for a futuristic crime procedural? Steven Spielberg is betting yes. The Oscar-winning director is developing a TV series adaptation of ... Read More >Other Links From TVGuide.com Minority ReportColin FarrellSteven SpielbergTom CruiseGodzilla
  • Andy Samberg's Lonely Island Teams with Judd Apatow for Movie

    Kate Stanhope
    8 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Don't forget your flippy-floppies! The Lonely Island, best known for memorable Saturday Night Live digital videos like "Lazy Sunday," "I'm on a Boat" and... Read More >Other Links From TVGuide.com Saturday Night LiveJudd ApatowAndy SambergJorma TacconeAkiva SchafferThe Lonely IslandGirls
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    Film School Rejects

  • 5 Things I Incorrectly Learned From the Movies About Having a Baby

    Christopher Campbell
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation The other day, a pregnant friend said she was scared of giving birth after watching Friends With Kids. In that movie, Jennifer Westfeldt‘s character is in a lot of pain during labor, despite having an epidural (drugs). Being an expert, I guess, having just experienced the birth of my second kid, I told her to relax. Sure, some women still feel some pressure during delivery, but for the most part it’s all numb down there. That is the point of paying thousands of dollars to get it. I only recently saw Friends With Kids for the first time…
  • Adventurous Kids Time Travel in a Short Film That Amblin Would Be Proud Of

    Scott Beggs
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Ark Films Why Watch? Milo is a young boy who’s constantly working out the kinks. His garage boycave is a wonderland of DIY science equipment cobbled together using the best electronics of 1988, but his inventions never work quite right. That might be a good thing, though, because his ideas are ridiculous. His most recent absurd concept? A Reverse Microwave that doesn’t so much make food instantly cold as it sends things back in time. You might even mislabel it “a time machine.” This short film from writer/director William Whirity is fantastically endearing. A perfect…
  • Pixar’s ‘Lava’ Trailer: You’ll Believe a Volcano Can Sing

    Scott Beggs
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Disney Pixar It’s still nearly a year away, but Pixar wants you to meet the smiling earth pimple who will sing his way into your heart. Lava will play in front of Inside Out in June 2015, and it features two volcanoes in love. If IMDB is to be trusted, it also takes place over millions of years (most likely lived in land-bound, cloud-envying frustration). On its own, the teaser trailer is sweet and lightweight with some excellent time-lapse-aping visuals, but as yet another sign of Pixar’s return to originality and experimentation, it’s also a mountain-sized sigh of…
  • TIFF 2014: Your Guide to the 13 Most Anticipated Films of the Festival

    Kate Erbland
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Weinstein Company This Labor Day, we are laboring over exactly one thing: our schedule for this week’s Toronto International Film Festival. The annual Canadian embarrassment of riches kicks off this Thursday, and we’re in the middle of a mad dash to make sure our schedules and plans allow for viewings of everything we want to see. It’s not easy — in fact, with a slate as stacked as TIFF’s, it’s actually impossible — but we’re dead-set on cramming each day with top-tier talent, Oscar contenders and a few smaller features that just might…
  • 16 Good Movies to Stream on Netflix This September

    Nathan Adams
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Radius-TWC From the very start, the thesis of this monthly column has been that there’s plenty of great stuff always being added to Netflix, if you just dig for it a little. While we still stand by that statement, it’s also true that the last few weeks worth of new additions have felt a little light—not quite up to the standards of recent months. N ot to worry though, as we’ve still been able to sort through the rubble and find 16 good movies to stream that all range from being worth your time to downright exceptional, so we should all be able to survive until the next big title…
 
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  • T Meet Laser Cat, The Giant Art-Eating Cat That Shoots Lasers Out Of Its Eyes

    Abimael Moctezuma
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    Imagine a giant inflatable golden cat with laser beams that shoot out of its eyes, projecting images and videos onto the world around it with the accompanying noise, "Pew pew!" No, this isn't a reprise of the SNL digital short, nor is it a terrifying drug-induced hallucination. No dear friends -- we bet you know where this is going -- it's art!Meet Laser Cat, the massive feline brainchild of public art creators Dave Glass and Kill Cooper, also known as Hungry Castle. Laser Cat is not your average kitty; for one thing, as previously mentioned, he's giant, inflatable and gold. But also, he…
  • These 11 Mysterious Objects Spotted On Mars Simply Aren't What They Look Like

    Macrina Cooper-White
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Is there life on Mars? While recent evidence indicates ancient water may once have supported life on the red planet, our search for E.T. has come up dry.Of course, that hasn't stopped folks from trolling through photos taken by NASA rovers and probes -- spotting objects that look like faces, bones, and various critters.More...
  • China's Shale Gas Plans Limited By Water Shortages, Report Finds

    James Gerken
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    BEIJING (AP) — More than 60 percent of China's vast shale gas deposits are in regions with scarce water resources, complicating plans by the energy-hungry country to tap the natural gas, according to a U.S.-based research group.The World Resources Institute said China has the world's largest reserves of natural gas trapped in deep shale rock but most of it is in arid areas such as deserts or regions where farming and industry already stress water resources. Commonly known as fracking, shale gas mining requires pumping large quantities of water mixed with chemicals into deep wells to break…
  • NYC Man Decapitates Self In Broad Daylight

    Sebastian Murdock
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    A man killed himself Monday morning in the middle of a Bronx, New York street by beheading himself.The New York Daily News reports that 51-year-old Tomas Rivera decapitated himself by tying a chain from his head to a pole. He then got into his car and stepped on the gas, police said.More...
  • Neanderthal 'Art' Found In Cave Sheds Surprising New Light On Ancient Intelligence

    Jacqueline Howard
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    It looks like a game of tic tac toe, but engravings found deep inside a cave in Gibraltar might be a Neanderthal masterpiece. At more than 39,000 years old, the etchings rival in age the oldest cave art in Europe — and they are the first to be unquestionably done by a Neanderthal, claim the researchers who discovered them. Other scientists, however, say that the artwork's attribution is not an open-and-shut case.Archaeologists uncovered the engravings in Gorham’s Cave, a site overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. A team led by zoologist Clive Finlayson, the director of the Gibraltar Museum,…
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  • Summer Box Office Receipts Are The Worst In 8 Years

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:58 am
    Steve Inskeep talks to Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter, about the business of the box office. She's also the host of member station KCRW's The Business.» E-Mail This
  • After A Ho-Hum Summer, Hollywood Ramps Up For Fall

    Bob Mondello
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Until Guardians of the Galaxy came along, this year's box office figures were the worst in years. But critic Bob Mondello says there are bound to be some fall films that get pulses pounding again.» E-Mail This
  • Bostonians: Success Of Whitey Bulger Movie Hangs On The Accent

    Anne Mostue
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Boston has become the set for a new film about mobster Whitey Bulger. Locals believe getting the Boston accent right will make or break the movie.» E-Mail This
  • When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark

    NPR Staff
    30 Aug 2014 | 3:34 pm
    Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.» E-Mail This
  • Cantinflas, With His Puns And Satire, Is Back (And Still Relevant)

    Jasmine Garsd
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Mexican actor Mario Moreno, known as Cantinflas, made dozens of films between the 1930s and 1980s. A biopic about the comic, whose humor tweaked the rich and powerful, opens in the U.S. this weekend.» E-Mail This
 
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  • Raja Natwarlal (Shaatir)

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Raja and Raghav are partners in crime who hustle their way through the city of Mumbai and live off their meager cons. During one such con, Raghav is murdered and Raja's life takes a grave turn instigating him to avenge the killers of his best friend and partner. On his journey of revenge, he decides to team up with Yogi who is a senior con artist but has been on a self imposed sabbatical. Raja after much persuasion is able to convince Yogi that its imperative for him to avenge his partner's death and the... [more]
  • Road to Ninja: Naruto the Movie

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Long ago, a mysterious masked shinobi unleashed the Nine-Tailed Fox onto the Village Hidden in the Leaves to spread chaos and destruction. But the Fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, and his wife Kushina Uzumaki sealed the Tailed Beast into their newborn son Naruto to save the village, foiling the shinobi's plan. Years later, Naruto and his friends succeed in driving away the infamous Akatsuki, who have mysteriously returned from the dead. Upon returning to the village, the young shinobi are praised by... [more]
  • The Congress

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Writer/director Ari Folman adapts prophetic science-fiction author Stanislaw Lem's novel The Futurological Congress to tell the tale of an actress (Robin Wright) who sells her likeness to a powerful film studio, which in turn transforms her essence into a chemical compound suitable for consumption by the masses. Harvey Keitel, Danny Huston, Jon Hamm, and Paul Giamatti co-star in this ambitious feature that blends live-action with animation to offer a cautionary look at the future of entertainment. ~ Jason... [more]
  • Cantinflas

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Óscar Jaenada stars as Cantinflas in this biographical drama tracing the beloved Mexican comedy icon's ascent from the regional stage to Hollywood as one of the key players in the star-studded Hollywood classic Around the World in 80 Days. Michael Imperioli, Ilse Salas, Luis Gerardo Mendez, and Gabriela DeLaGarza co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi [more]
  • Chef

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    An out-of-work L.A. chef (writer/director Jon Favreau) opens a food truck in a bid to realize his culinary potential and reconnect with his estranged family in this indie ensemble comedy co-starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi [more]
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  • 60 More Cosplay Photos from Dragon Con!

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:19 pm
    We are wrapping up our coverage from Atlanta, Georgia's 2014 Dragon Con with 60 more cosplay photos from the convention floor which you can view at SuperHeroHype.
  • Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars Picked up by Focus World

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Having debuted at the Cannes Film Festival with premieres in Toronto and New York to come, David Cronenberg's latest film Maps to the Stars, starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska, had its U.S. distribution rights picked up by Focus World with plans to release sometime in 2015.
  • Box Office Results: Guardians is North America's Top Movie of 2014!

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    With Labor Day taking place today, it signifies the end of the summer, at least as far as the box office is considered, and it's official that the James Gunn-directed Guardians of the Galaxy from Marvel Studios is not only the big winner of the summer in terms of domestic box office, but it's now also the highest grossing movie of the year in North America!
  • Interview: Anthony and Joe Russo on The Winter Soldier, Captain America 3 and Agent Carter

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    It came as quite a surprise to fans two years ago when Marvel Studios hired directors Anthony and Joe Russo to direct the highly-anticipated "Captain America" sequel. Sporting a resume that included the feature films Welcome to Collinwood and You, Me and Dupree as well as television series like "Arrested Development," "Community" and "Happy Endings," it was a choice that may not have seemed ideal to many, but following the reception to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, it's hard to imagine a different team bringing that story to life.
  • Resident Evil Revelations 2 Confirmed, Persona 5 Coming to PS4

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sony PlayStation held their pre-Tokyo Game Show 2014 (TGS) press conference today and confirmed that Capcom's Resident Evil Revelations 2 is on the way for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC in 2015. They showed the below concept teaser which features some hidden secrets. Can you spot them all?
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    Movie Fanatic

  • Top 10 Star Wars Fight Scenes: What's Number One?

    Joel D Amos
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:54 pm
    The folks over at StarWars.com know better than anyone when it comes to the universe created by George Lucas. So, when they announce that they’ve gone through all of the six Star Wars movies and laid out their top 10 fight sequences, you have to take them seriously. But, wait until you see what is number one and let us know if they got it right! Top 10 Star Wars Fights As Star Wars: Episode VII starts shooting again -- now that Harrison Ford’s injury is all better -- we look forward to some new fight scenes cracking this top 10. But, until then, we the experts at Star Wars HQ have…
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Stays On Top: Weekend Box Office Report

    Joel D Amos
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Guardians of the Galaxy won the Labor Day weekend box office and in the process added the title of 2014’s top grossing movie to its already secured title of top grossing movie of the summer. And yes, it topped our Top 17 movies of summer 2014 too! The top three were exactly the same as they were the previous week with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles landing in second with $11.8 million and If I Stay taking third with $9.3 million. One of the two wide-release new movies that opened this past week, As Above/So Below, landed in fourth place with $8.3 million and closing out the top five was…
  • The Maze Runner Trailer: The Rules Revealed!

    Joel D Amos
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:21 pm
    As we could tell from that first The Maze Runner trailer, this is a world full of mystery. But as you can see from the latest The Maze Runner teaser, it is not a landscape without rules. Of all the teases we’ve witnessed so far, this latest one from Fox may be the most informative. The Maze Runner "Rules" Trailer Dylan O’Brien stars as a young man who awakes on an elevator taking him to the surface of a desolate landscape. The only way out, is through the titular maze. And he’s surrounded by a group of boys who all share the same fate -- none of them remember anything before they became…
  • Blade 4: Wesley Snipes Will Be Back!

    Joel D Amos
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    After Wesley Snipes essentially began his comeback since serving two years in jail for tax evasion with The Expendables 3, it looks like his dream of being Blade again is back on. The NY Daily News column, Confidenti@l, is reporting that Snipes has secured a deal that will pay him millions, as well as a percentage of the back-end profits and that filming will commence sooner rather than later. “Confidenti@l has learned Wesley Snipes is set to reprise his lead role in Blade, the 1998 vampire thriller that made more than $130 million and generated two sequels,” the site reported. As Blade…
  • Big Hero 6 Trailer: Going Back to School!

    Joel D Amos
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    The Marvel Comics-inspired film Big Hero 6 is celebrating the return of millions and millions of kids to school with its new TV spot. The Disney film doesn’t land until November 7, but there is something so incredibly compelling about this wild looking animated film that has us wishing it was here sooner than later. Big Hero 6 TV Trailer As first teased in the full Big Hero 6 trailer, the story follows Hiro Hamada, who may be just a kid, but he is a wizard in the world of science and robotics. With his trusty robot Baymax by his side, he is set to tackle another school year in the above…
 
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  • Recommended Cinema for August 31-September 06, 2014

    Not Coming to a Theater Near You
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    This calendar is a new addition to NotComing.com, and is updated each Sunday with suggested screenings for the upcoming week. Currently, the calendar contains listings for , , , , , , , and . Others will be added in the future, and if you're interested in curating a calendar in your part of the world, !
  • Vernon, Florida

    Rumsey Taylor
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:44 am
    Vernon, Florida is a portrait of America’s fringes, a document of a place that seems to have remained endearingly beholden to archaic mores. This is a romantic pretense, however, and those who admire the film will almost certainly find the real-life Vernon to be far more mundane and less folksy, but its history uncharacteristically perverse and violent.
  • Burn Hollywood Burn

    David Carter
    4 Jun 2014 | 1:46 pm
    One of the most spectacular flops in history, the film effectively ended the careers of Joe Eszterhas and Arthur Hiller, and it also marked the end of its film studio, Cinergi Pictures. It’s as though the film succeeds at antagonizing those whom it satarizes, and in result it is so noxious that few have opted to encounter it.
  • Pitfall

    Thomas Scalzo
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Amid stark mountains of black coal and decrepit mining towns, traitors, backstabbers, and murderers carry out their soulless machinations. For those in power, selfishness and greed are the order of the day, and for the workingman, a bitter life of endless toil is rewarded only with a bitter afterlife of endless torment. And yet, beneath the caustic social commentary that dominates the film lies an almost imperceptible championing of the incorruptibility of the human spirit, injecting this otherwise bleak forecast for humanity with a modicum of hope.
  • The Adventures of Gerard

    Ian Johnston
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:18 am
    Jerzy Skolimowski’s films of the sixties - edgy, innovative, and challenging - were so clearly part of the collective new wave sweeping national cinemas of the day that the choice of The Adventures of Gerard as the first film of his international career seems doubly perplexing; it offers almost no connections with the work that went before.
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  • Telluride 2014: Ethan Hawke's Wonderful 'Seymour: An Introduction'

    Alex Billington
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:17 pm
    When we look back on our lives, there are always key individuals who have an immeasurable influence on us. Not just our family (and relatives), but friends, mentors, teachers, those with learned wisdom to impart and lessons to teach. If they say the right things they can alter our destiny forever, or remind us why/how life is worth living in the midst of the constant stress and chaos of this world. Seymour: An Introduction is a documentary by actor Ethan Hawke introducing us to his inspiration - the piano legend Seymour Bernstein, who is such a humble, charming, considerate man. This…
  • Willem Dafoe Becomes Cinema Icon in Abel Ferrara's 'Pasolini' Trailer

    Ethan Anderton
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:34 pm
    "Rome is finished, my friend." Pier Paolo Pasolini is one of the most iconic filmmakers Italy has ever produced, and he also had his hands in many other arenas as a poet, novelist, journalist, playwright, actor, painter, philosopher, and more. Now Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, Out of the Furnace) will bring him to life in the aptly titled Pasolini, the latest film from Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant, Mulberry St.). The film chronicles the final days of Pasolini's life and the events surrounding his murder. Now the first trailer for the film has arrived (the film plays at TIFF), and this looks to be…
  • Watch: Boy Scouts Find Terror in TIFF Midnight Selection 'Cub' Trailer

    Ethan Anderton
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival will see some big films debuting in Canada, but there's also plenty of lower key flicks that festival goers should take notice of. One such film seems to be Cub, part of the Midnight Madness section at the festival. The film follows a group of Cub Scouts who find themselves stalked by a psychopathic huntsman who has riddled the forest with ingenious and deadly traps. The film comes from Belgium, and unfortunately there's no subtitles for the ominous scout song being sung in the trailer, but once you see the trailer, you realize that it's not really…
  • Watch: Karen Gillan Shaves All Her Hair for 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

    Ethan Anderton
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    There has been so much buzz and success for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy since the film hit theaters last month. The sci-fi action flick just topped the box office again this past weekend, and is now the highest grossing film (domestically) of the year so far. Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. recently praised the film saying that it might be Marvel's best one yet. And the demand for a cute dancing Groot toy has resulted in the real thing. Now we figured we show off some fun from before the film was made with Karen Gillan shaving her head to play the bald, cybernetically enhanced villain…
  • Charlie Hunnam as Snake Plissken in 'Escape from New York' Remake?

    Ethan Anderton
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    A remake of John Carpenter's revered action thriller Escape from New York has been gestating for years, but no one seems to be able to get it off the ground. The most recent attempt in the works was reported about a year and a half ago with Studio Canal teaming with super producer Joel Silver (The Matrix, Lethal Weapon) and his Silver Pictures banner to start from scratch on the project. Now it sounds like they're making some progress as a rumor from Starlog (via Badass Digest) has surfaced saying that Pacific Rim and recently crowned King Arthur star Charlie Hunnam is the top contender to…
 
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  • Superhero Bits: Batman v Superman, Captain America 3, Arrow, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Guardians of the Galaxy

    Germain Lussier
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Has Jesse Eisenberg finally emerged on the set of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? Want to see promos from the upcoming seasons of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Arrow? How much Hawkeye stuff was cut from the Captain America: The Winter Soldier script? Would Liam Neeson like to return to the DC Comics world? Which Drax scene was Dave Bautista upset got cut from Guardians of the Galaxy? What happens in Captain America 3, according to Anthony Mackie? Want to watch Karen Gillan shave her head for Guardians of the Galaxy? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Superhero Hype…
  • ‘Game of Thrones’ Swordsman Joins ‘Star Wars Episode VII’

    Germain Lussier
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    If you’re good with a sword and appeared on Game of Thrones, apparently there’s a fair shot you can end up in a galaxy far, far away. Months after Thrones star Gwendoline Christie joined the cast of J.J. Abrams‘ Star Wars Episode VII, she’s now joined by another cast member. Miltos Yerolemou, who played Syrio Forel, the season one swordsman mentor to Arya Stark, has reportedly joined the film in an unknown role. Read more about the Miltos Yerolemou Star Wars 7 news below. The BBC broke the news of the late addition to casting, but Lucasfilm declined to comment.
  • New Star Wars Rebels Short: ‘Not What You Think’ Featuring Ezra Bridger

    Germain Lussier
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    September is here, which means next month your first look at the new Star Wars universe arrives. Star Wars Rebels premieres on Disney Channel October 3 before assuming its regular slot October 13 on Disney XD. Yes, the show – which is set between Episodes III and IV – is mostly aimed at kids, but it also sets up a lot of what we can expect from Star Wars in the days, months and years ahead. What I mean is, Rebels – and likely the upcoming movies – will explore tangents fans may have thought about, but never got to see. For an example, see the latest Star Wars Rebels…
  • Rumor: Amazon Reviving ‘The Tick’ TV Series, Patrick Warburton Returning

    Russ Fischer
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Late on a Friday before a holiday weekend is the worst time to fact-check anything, so we’re in the position of praying this is true. A report says that Fox and Amazon have made a deal for Amazon to do a new live-action series based on Ben Edlund‘s The Tick. The show revolved around a giant, good-natured and bumbling hero played by Patrick Warburton. A spot-on blend of broad comedy and sharp satire, the show originally ran for only nine episodes on Fox from 2001 to 2002. Or, as Edlund once described it: “a superheroic portrait of genuine human lameness.” The best…
  • ‘Winter Sleep’ US Trailer: Tensions Rise as the Cold Sets In

    Russ Fischer
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
    We’re on the topic of big Cannes 2014 films, as we just offered up the trailer for Leviathan. I noted in that post that Leviathan didn’t win the Palme d’Or, but here’s a new trailer for the film that did: Winter Sleep, from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylon. Where Leviathan appears to be a small story that gets bigger as it goes, Winter Sleep is about a small set of characters that are gradually drawn into tighter proximity. Expect a quiet film, slowly rhythmic, that follows a one-time actor, his young wife, and his recently divorced sister, all of whom are pushed…
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    Wise Kwai's Thai Film Journal

  • Bangkok, here's your chance to see Norte, the End of History

    Wise Kwai
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    Filipino auteur Lav Diaz, a filmmaker known for a freeform approach that has his features lasting up to 11 hours or more, has developed a following among cinephiles in Thailand, thanks to programs curated over the years by the Thai Short Film and Video Festival and Filmvirus.In fact, it was at the 2007 Digital Forum started that year by the Thai Short Film and Video Festival, where I saw my first Diaz film, Heremias, which blew my mind and hooked me instantly.Now, thanks to that freedom-embracing "video" portion of the Thai Short Film and Video Fest, one of Diaz' latest efforts will come to…
  • Nawapol's Master joins projects by Pen-ek, Nonzee at APM 2014

    Wise Kwai
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Bangkok's legendary pirate-movie vendor Mr. Van is the subject of The Master, a documentary in the works by Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit.It's been selected for this year's Asian Project Market at the Busan International Film Festival, along with works by two other Thai directors, Pen-ek Ratanaruang with Samui Song and Nonzee Nimibutr, who has The Two Kings."Before Bittorrent, we have him," reads the tagline to The Master, which again has the Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy director looking back on outmoded media, much as he did with his experimental romance 36, which evoked memories of 36-exposure…
  • Pause for a moment with the Concrete Clouds teaser

    Wise Kwai
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
    THIS MOVIE TEASER SHOULD BE PLAYED LOUD! But maybe not at work. Or, if you're in my office, turn it up.Finally, Concrete Clouds (, Pavang rak, literally "subconscious love"), the directorial-debut feature of famed film editor Lee Chatametikool, is making its bow in Thai cinemas. Following a tour of the festival circuit, the film is opening on September 18 for an exclusive run at SF Cinemas.He's cut a nifty one-minute teaser to get local audiences revved up for the 1997-set Bangkok family drama. It features the song ""Mai Mi Laeo" ("ไม่มี แล้ว ", "No More") by the '90s…
  • Review: The Swimmers (Fak Wai Nai Kai Ther)

    Wise Kwai
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:25 am
    Directed by Sophon SakdapisitStarring Juthawut Pattarakamphon, Thonphop Lirattanakhachon, Supatsara ThanachartReleased in Thai cinemas on August 7, 2014; rated 18+Wise Kwai's rating: 4/5The title characters in The Swimmers (, Fak Wai Nai Kai Ther) aren't the schoolboys with chiseled six-pack abs. Nope, the real stars of this movie are sperm, tiny swimmers who deposit themselves in a teenage girl and cause much grief for everyone involved.Sophon Sakdapisit, largely repeating the success he had with 2011's Laddaland, about a dunder-headed dad who moves his family to a supposedly haunted housing…
  • Luang Prabang Film Fest is set for December 6-10

    Wise Kwai
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:10 pm
    The chairs. They are blue, and waiting for you. Mike Phetchareun photo.Once again, it looks like Laos in December.Luang Prabang, Lao PDR - The Luang Prabang Film Festival will announce its program lineup for this year’s festival on 6 September 2014. The program will include films from all ten ASEAN nations and will again offer a carefully curated collection of some of the brightest talent in the region.The festival will be held 6-10 December 2014, in the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Luang Prabang, high in the mountains of Northern Laos. Celebrating its 5th year, the festival…
 
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  • Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Toronto 2014 And THE NOVEMBER MAN

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The November Man tries to inject a bit of an older James Bond style into the contemporary spy game, and despite some good intentions it all falters.Also, talked about a couple of much anticipated films from the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival, including Jon Stewart's Rosewater and Dan Gilroy's NightcrawlerVideo embedded below... [Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]
  • Moorhead and Benson Bring SPRING to Toronto to Avoid Alien Abduction

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:55 pm
    There is a new Moorhead and Benson film descending on the festival circuit, and much like their previous effort, Resolution, the myriad places the film plays will preceded by witty little promo vignettes. Here, in a pitch for the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival bow , the fellas, pussy-cat in hand, are faced with a futile attempt to keep the attention on them in light of other extraterrestrial goings on in their L.A. borough.We will be seeing more of them in Toronto, shortly as Spring, their Before Sunrise-esque creature feature set in Italy is screened in the Vanguard…
  • Texas Frightmare Weekend 2015 Grabs SCREAM's Neve Campbell For Her First Con Appearance Ever!

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    From their meager beginnings in a community center in Grapevine, Texas ten years ago to selling out a major convention center in Dallas every year, Texas Frightmare Weekend has become the top horror convention in the Southwest over the last decade. 2015 marks their tenth anniversary and what better way to celebrate that grabbing Scream's Neve Campbell for her first convention appearance ever!Here are the detailsTexas Frightmare Weekend will be celebrating it's 10th anniversary in 2010. In celebration of this milestone we'll be announcing some of the biggest guests the convention world has…
  • Von Trier Returns To Television With THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Lars Von Trier is returning to television.Though the Danish director has spent the vast majority of his career working in feature film his horror series The Kingdom - sadly never to be finished due to the passing of key actors - was a landmark bit of work and though nobody is saying much about the content he's returning to the small screen for his next effort. Here's the official news:Lars von Trier's next project will be an English language TV series with a huge international cast.The TV series will be named THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT. This was revealed by Zentropa-producer Louise Vesth…
  • First Poster And More Details For UK Portmanteau Horror ITS WALLS WERE BLOOD

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    New British portmanteau Its Walls Were Blood, starring Steve Oram and Ed Hogg, was announced last week and starts filming later this year. Entirely set in one English country house, the film follows four connected stories set throughout the house's history, from the 19th century to today, each written and directed by genre favourites Paul Davis (recent Tribeca Film Festival selection and Sitges short winner The Body), Sean Hogan (The Devil's Business), Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House), and Tom Shankland (The Children, W∆Z, Ripper Street).Today we have the film's first teaser poster, as well…
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    Are You Screening?

  • History’s Houdini Releases Classic Posters With Adrien Brody

    Marc Eastman
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Starting tonight, History is bringing you the story of Houdini’s life. Starring Adrien Brody, the 2-night special covers a wide variety of the components that made up the multi-faceted man, and it’s something you don’t want to miss. In the spirit of the History Channel and, you know, history, they’ve released some very cool posters which put Adrien Brody into some of the classic promotional posters used to promote Houdini himself. You probably recognize at least one of these, and the changes are wonderfully subtle. Give them a look, and be sure to tune in.  …
  • The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part One Rebel Warrior Posters

    Marc Eastman
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:18 pm
    If The Hunger Games franchise has decided on one thing, it’s to bombard the world with promotional material far beyond the efforts of just about anything in recent memory, and in case you haven’t had enough character posters, there is a new set of Rebel Warrior Posters. It’s all your favorite gun-toting warriors, and they are conveniently positioned in front of the Mockingjay emblem. I find it hard to believe that you need any more enticement to check this one out, but you might as well have a look at The Hunger Games in warrior garb with a seriously black motif. Also, be…
  • The Two Faces Of January – Watch Two New Clips

    Marc Eastman
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:53 am
    The Two Faces of January, which is available now in iTunes and OnDemand and in theaters September 26th, is a wild and inventive thriller based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst find themselves in a spot of trouble, and Oscar Isaac may be able to lend a hand, but as things escalate into a serious search for the couple, things become… complicated. The film has released a couple of new clips, and though they don’t exactly reveal a lot insofar as the plot, they certain clue you in to the effort at tension you can expect. Check them out below, and be…
  • Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Review

    Marc Eastman
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Review You can’t deny the artistic abilities found in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, but it looks like Frank Miller may have lost his storytelling abilities to his ego. There’s something to the idea of fusing a film from the largely unconnected stories that might exist as “issues” of a graphic novel, but this isn’t how you make such a theory work. The film kicks off with Marv (Mickey Rourke) walking us through an encounter that simply serves as an explanation of who he is, and puts him into the world so that we recognize him when he…
  • Robin Williams Was A Comic Genius, But That Isn’t Very Interesting

    Marc Eastman
    13 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    In the short time since Robin Williams passed away, you’ve probably learned more about him than you ever expected. From the wonderful story Norm MacDonald told via Twitter, to all the improvisation that became the roles he played, to his altruistic efforts throughout his life, to statement after statement that he was a comedic genius with film roles, routines, and more offered as evidence. You can now find clips of his best roles, moments within those roles, sudden cover bits when TED Talks suffered technical difficulties, and list after list of his best movies, lesser-known movies,…
 
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    DAILY FILM DOSE: A Daily Film Appreciation and Review Blog

  • Insomnia

    Alan Bacchus
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:58 am
    While Erik Skjoldbjærg built upon the established cinematic traditions of procedural crime thrillers, in the light of the recent trend of atmospheric crime procedurals such as True Detective, The Killing, Prisoners, 1997’s Insomnia, in hindsight looks to be a direct aesthetic antecedent  for these other more successful pictures/series.Insomnia (1997) dir. Erik SkjoldbjærgStarring: Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Mathiesen, Sverre Anker OusdalBy Alan BacchusInsomnia was by no means an unsuccessful picture, the film received a prestigious slot at the Toronto International Film Festival,…
  • Pickpocket

    Alan Bacchus
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    The Bresson brand of neo-realism is perhaps exemplified best with this unconventional character study of a Parisian thief desperately in need to self-fulfillment. Remarkably Bresson's seemingly simple approach uncluttered by the elements of traditional cinematic narrative allows the master filmmaker to create as much uncompromising tension as anything in Alfred Hitchcocks's filmography. Pickpocket (1959) dir. Robert BressonStarring: Martin La Salle, Marika Green, Pierre Leymarie, Dolly Scal, Jean PelegriBy Alan BacchusOpening text strangely describes the story and theme we're about to see…
  • Noah

    Alan Bacchus
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:48 pm
    After rebooting his career with two small scale earth-bound pictures, The Wrestler and Black Swan, to my surprise Aronofsky launched back into big idea cinema with the previously unfilmed biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood. It’s a strange mix of epic swagger and Hollywood heroism and the intellectual cinematic gymnastics which Aronofsky has been known for. Ultimately it’s mildly rewarding and nothing of the intense feelings of emotion he made his name for in his more successful pictures.Noah (2014) dir. Darren AronofskyStarring: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connolly, Emma Watson, Logan…
  • Amistad

    Alan Bacchus
    5 Jun 2014 | 7:21 am
    Steven Spielberg’s slavery drama exemplifies the late-career inconsistencies of the hitmaker. Startling moments of dramatic intensity and eye-popping depiction of the horrors of slavery are marred by heavy-handed preachiness. Thus, like many films of the post 80’s era we can admire the film but never feel fully satisfied by it in the end.Amistad (1997) dir. Steven SpielbergStarring: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman, Stellan SkarsgaardBy Alan BacchusThe opening scene represents a fresh departure in his visual aesthetics. Janusz Kaminski’s bold…
  • Crocodile Dundee

    Alan Bacchus
    15 May 2014 | 1:53 pm
    The story of the rustic Aussie cowboy Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee character brought to the vacuous Manhattan lifestyle in the height of Reagan-era 80’s decadence milks every ounce of comedy and charm from this scenario. It was an unlikely megahit in 1986, but even today the film remains highly watchable thanks to the easy-going naturalism and uber chemistry from its two newbie stars Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski.Crocodile Dundee (1986) dir.Peter FaimanStarring: Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, Walter Reilly, Mark BlumBy Alan BacchusDeconstructing the writing, the familiar fish out of…
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    Box Office Mojo - Top Stories

  • 'Guardians' Easily Tops Weak Labor Day Releases

    31 Aug 2014 | 12:33 pm
    A slow Summer at the domestic box office came to a quiet end this weekend.Guardians of the Galaxy held on to first place, while the two newcomers (As Above/So Below, The November Man fell short of $10 million.Over the three-day weekend, the Top 12 earned an estimated $85.8 million, which makes this the second-worst weekend of the year so far. Guardians of the Galaxy added an estimated $16.5 million, which ranks eighth all-time among fifth weekends. It was off just five percent from last wee...
  • 'Guardians' Is Now the Highest-Grossing Movie of the Year... >

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Against two weak newcomers, Guardians of the Galaxy held on to first place at the box office on Friday.More importantly, Guardians passed Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing movie of the year at the domestic box office with $262.1 million.Guardians added $3.8 million on Friday, which is down just 20 percent from last weekend. That puts it on pace for around $16 million for the three-day frame and over $20 million for the four-day holiday weekend. In the long r...
  • 'Guardians' Becomes Biggest Movie of the Summer

    24 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    After trailing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the past two weeks, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy moved back in to first place this weekend.In the process, Guardians of the Galaxy passed Transformers: Age of Extinction to become the highest-grossing movie of the Summer at the domestic box office.Among the newcomers, If I Stay had a solid debut, while Sin City: A Dame to Kill For imploded.The Top 12 earned $102.5 million this weekend. That's up 14 percent from the same frame last year.Gua...
  • Friday Report: 'If I Stay' Ascends to First Ahead of 'Sin City' Debacle

    23 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    If I Stay easily took first place on a quiet Friday at the box office. Meanwhile, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For had a horrible start in sixth place, and won't come anywhere close to $10 million this weekend.Playing at 2,907 theaters, If I Stay opened to a solid $6.83 million. That's above Charlie St. Cloud ($5.6 million) and last weekend's The Giver ($4.75 million). If it plays like The Fault in our Stars, it will finish the weekend with less than $13 million; a more likely outcome is a patt...
  • Forecast: Long Delay Will Slay 'Sin City' Sequel This Weekend

    20 Aug 2014 | 4:17 pm
    Friday AM Update: If I Stay earned an estimated $1.1 million from late Thursday shows beginning at 7 p.m. An estimate for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is not currently available.Forecast: Over nine years after Sin City opened to $29.8 million, a sequel finally arrives in theaters on Friday. As is the case with most long-wait sequels, A Dame to Kill For should earn substantially less than its predecessor. For the weekend, it will likely wind up in second place behind young-adult adaptation I...
 
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    Movie Reviews

  • 'Love Is Strange' review: Lithgow, Molina are endearing

    Walter Addiego
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Fine performances from two stage and screen veterans, and a keen sense of balance between humor and poignancy, elevates "Love Is Strange" above what it might have been in lesser hands - contrived and sentimental. There's been lots of favorable buzz about the work of John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as a married couple coping with an enforced separation, and the praise is deserved. Artist Ben (Lithgow) and music teacher George (Molina) have cohabited in Manhattan's West Village for 39 years, and happily take advantage of the new legality of same-sex marriage in New York. The two will have to…
  • 'The Trip to Italy,' review: This movie goes nowhere

    Mick LaSalle
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    For those just getting onboard, "The Trip" was a film from a few years back, which followed British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon on a culinary tour of England. The men played semi-fictionalized versions of themselves, but they ate in real places, and much of the conversation was extemporized. The chief culprit in this is Brydon, who was only mildly irritating in "The Trip," but now, perhaps encouraged by the positive response to the first film, is uncontainable. In addition to Caine, he carts out imitations of Al Pacino (ghastly, sounds nothing like him), Christian Bale (forget it),…
  • 'Life of Crime' review: Stellar cast pulls off gentle kidnapping

    Michael Ordoña
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:25 am
    Life of Crime Crime drama/black comedy. Starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, yasiin bey, Tim Robbins, and Isla Fisher. Directed by Daniel Schechter. (Rated R. 99 minutes.) When considering the late, great Elmore Leonard's works, one thinks of memorable dialogue, colorful losers and lowlifes, amusing twists and occasional jarring brutality. One doesn't usually think of gentleness. That, however, is one of the defining characteristics of "Life of Crime," the black comedy adapted by writer-director Daniel Schechter from Leonard's 1978 novel "The Switch.
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    27 Aug 2014 | 7:37 pm
    New reviews As Above So Below Innocence Love Is Strange Life of Crime A Summer’s Tale The Trip to Italy
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    27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 pm
    As Above, So Below In this horror thriller, a group of explorers investigating the catacombs beneath Paris discover a terrible secret. Not reviewed. Rated R. 93 minutes. Boyhood Richard Linklater's instant classic, filmed over the course of 12 years, tells the fictional story of a boy growing up in Texas, whose parents (Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette, both magnificent) are divorced. It's just life flowing one day and one year into the next, and it's fascinating — 166 minutes that go by in a flash. It's probably the best American movie of the decade, so far. Rated R. 166 minutes.
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    The Movie Blog

  • Inside look at Comic Con Chicago

    Jim
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:43 pm
    This past weekend The Wizard World Chicago Comic Con took place.  I was fortunate to be on hand and cover the four day weekend for The Movie Blog. Living minutes...
  • Actor Paul Sparks talks about Trust Me and the Hollywood business

    Jim
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
      Trust Me a film written, directed, and starring Clark Gregg is available everywhere on DVD and VOD. I spoke with Paul Sparks who has starred in the critically acclaimed...
  • Quirky Musicians in Frank Croon Cult Following

    Kenny Miles
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:12 pm
      Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson follows up his award-winning films Adam & Paul, Garage, and What Richard Did with an offbeat comedy about a young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall...
  • The Trip to Italy Offers Indie Escapes with Witty Laughs & Michael Caine Impression.

    Kenny Miles
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
      Michael Winterbottom’s largely improvised 2010 film, The Trip, took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon-or semifictionalized versions thereof-on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive...
  • Trailer: Innocence

    The Amazing Anthony
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:56 pm
        SYNOPSIS: Haunted by the death and dreams of her beloved mother in a Montauk surfing accident, 16 year old Beckett and her father, novelist Miles Warner, move to Manhattan...
 
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  • The real story of Saint Patrick

    Mohamed Sesay
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Everyone knows about Saint Patrick — the man who drove the snakes out of Ireland, defeated fierce Druids in contests of magic, and used the shamrock to explain the Christian Trinity to the pagan Irish. It’s a great story, but none of it is true. The shamrock legend came along centuries after Patrick’s death, as did the miraculous battles against the Druids. Forget about the snakes — Ireland never had any to begin with. No snakes, no shamrocks, and he wasn’t even Irish. The real story of St. Patrick is much more interesting than the myths. What we know of Patrick’s life…
  • The Wilderness Act of 1964 in historical perspective

    Abbey Lovell
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on 3 September 1964, the Wilderness Act defined wilderness “as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.” It not only put 1.9 million acres under federal protection, it created an entire preservation system that today includes nearly 110 million acres across forty-four states and Puerto Rico—some 5% of the land in the United States. These public lands include wildlife refuges and national forests and parks where people are welcome as visitors, but may not take…
  • The US Supreme Court should reverse Wynne – narrowly

    Alice
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Maryland State Comptroller of the Treasury v. Brian Wynne requires the US Supreme Court to decide whether the US Constitution compels a state to grant an income tax credit to its residents for the out-of-state income taxes such residents pay on out-of-state income. Brian and Karen Wynne live in Howard County, Maryland. As Maryland residents, the Wynnes pay state and county income taxes on their worldwide income. The Maryland income tax statute provides that Maryland residents who pay income taxes to states in which they do not live may credit against their Maryland state income tax liability…
  • Stop and search, and the UK police

    Alice
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    The recent announcement made jointly by the Home Office and College of Policing is a vacuous document that will do little or nothing to change police practice or promote better police-public relations. Let us be clear: objections to police stop and search is not just a little local difficulty, experienced solely in this country. Similar powers are felt to be just as discriminatory throughout North America where it is regarded as tantamount to an offence of ‘driving whilst black’ (DWB). This and other cross-national similarities persist despite differences in the statutory powers upon…
  • How does color affect our way of seeing the world?

    Sara Pinotti
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    There is a study of color perception that has gotten around enough that I would like to devote this post to how I see it, according to my take on whether, and how, language “shapes” thought and creates a “worldview.” The experiment involved the Himba people, and is deliciously tempting for those seeking to show how language creates a way of seeing the world. There are two parts to the experiment. Part One: presented with a group of squares, most of them various shades of green and one of them a robin’s egg-style blue, Himba tended to have a hard time picking out which square was…
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  • Zip, zero, Zeitgeist

    bordwellblog
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    Dawn of Planet of the Apes (2014). DB here: The silly season always seems to catch me off guard. This time I got the word in a New York Times feature, “The Moviegoers.” Here two writers, Frank Bruni and Ross Douthat, conduct an email conversation about recent films. You may have thought that the Times already has a large stable of movie reviewers, headlined by Manohla Dargis and A. O. Scott.  But mainstream movies are very accessible (as opposed to, say, serial music or Baroque architecture), so nearly everybody has something to say. And because nobody knows what counts as…
  • The AMBERSONS Poster Mystery: The clincher

    bordwellblog
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:31 pm
    DB here: Bingo! Crowdsourcing pays off. Alert blogger Ivan Paio found the original poster that’s tucked into the Magnificent Ambersons frame! It confirms that Welles used not a film poster but one advertising a stage show…that could have played the Bijou in 1912. If you’re not familiar with our quest, you can go here and here and here. Be sure to visit Ivan’s site for details, and give him a big hand.
  • Breaking AMBERSONS news: Did you say Buried?

    bordwellblog
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:37 am
    DB here, again and still: Still, until somebody comes along with a better account, I’m ready to believe that we’ve found the film.  That’s me, just two days ago. I suggested that the mystery poster tucked into the corner of one shot in The Magnificent Ambersons is the Pathé release of 1912, The Cow-Boy Girls. Readers with long memories and no life of their own will recall that this question has bugged me since my earlier post in May. Last week my colleague Eric Hoyt suggested what the title might be, and some rummaging in various sources, particularly the invaluable Lantern…
  • The Fussbudget Report: An AMBERSONS solution

    bordwellblog
    16 Aug 2014 | 9:38 am
    DB here: Some readers may recall my post on The Magnificent Ambersons back in May. I argued that Welles built a sense of the irretrievable past into many aspects of the film’s narration. He used the voice-over commentary to evoke times gone by, but also ellipsis, offscreen action, constant recitation of memories, and other strategies. In addition, there were moments of cinephile nostalgia, including the iris shot at the end of the snow scene and the concluding credits of the actors slowly turning to face the audience, as in the manner of films of the 1910s. Then there were the movie…
  • Is there a blog in this class? 2014

    bordwellblog
    10 Aug 2014 | 3:02 pm
      Kristin here: Once again the fall semester approaches, and educators are pondering their film-class syllabi. As always, we have prepared a guide to our blog entries from the past year, with suggestions about how some of them might usefully be assigned alongside chapters of Film Art: An Introduction. Readers who aren’t teaching could use this guide to alert them to entries they may have missed. For the entries from past years, see 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and  2013. David is at work on a book on 1940s Hollywood cinema, which he finds a strange and innovative era.
 
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  • Cheapest Ever Blu D-DAY!! Cheapest Ever Blu SPIES OF WARSAW!! Cheapest Ever Blu LIE TO ME!!

    hercules
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Cheapest Ever Blu D-DAY!! Cheapest Ever Blu SPIES OF WARSAW!! Cheapest Ever Blu LIE TO ME!! Blu BREAKING BAD!! Blu PERSON OF INTEREST!! Blu DOWNTON ABBEY!! Blu ORIGINALS!! Blu SUNNY!! Blu LEAGUE!! Read the full article on AICN Herc’s Popular Pricing Pantry The 40-Film Clint Eastwood Collection, $161.98 in June and $123.26 in August, just plummeted to its lowest price ever: $76.99!! $1.92 Per Major Motion Picture!! Blu-ray “D-Day Remembered,” $116.99 in June and $76.52 last week, just plummeted to its lowest price ever: $39.99!! Blu-ray “Spies Of Warsaw,” $24.29 last year and $18.37…
  • Capone talks love among the ages with LOVE IS STRANGE director & co-writer Ira Sachs

    Capone
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Capone talks love among the ages with LOVE IS STRANGE director & co-writer Ira Sachs Read the full article on AICN Hey everyone. Capone in Chicago here. Filmmaker Ira Sachs’ last few films have been highly personal and beautifully realized experiences in cinema that often feel slightly European in their execution, but also uniquely American in their subject matter. And they almost always deal with a relationship in crisis and/or turmoil. His latest work, LOVE IS STRANGE, both fits that mold and doesn’t. The crisis in this case is from the world outside an otherwise fully functional…
  • The DRUNK HISTORY Finale!! HOUDINI Finale!! ROYAL PAINS Finale!!

    hercules
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Badger Narrates The DRUNK HISTORY Finale!! HOUDINI Finale!! ROYAL PAINS Finale!! RIZZOLI & ISLES Finale!! HARD KNOCKS Finale!! New TALENT, CARTER, GEAR, LITTLE, LIARS, MATADOR, WIZARD!! The Chenbot On LETTERMAN!! Brienne Of Tarth On CRAIG!! Herc’s T Read the full article on AICN Returning tonight: Ink Master (10pm Spike) Inside The NFL (9pm Showtime) 19 Kids & Counting (9pm TLC) Tattoo Nightmares (11pm Spike) Yukon Men (9pm Discovery) Tuesdays, June 24-Aug. 26, 2014 (adults 18-49; older weeks in parentheses; repeats in gray) 2.1 (2.0) (2.1) (2.0) (2.4) (2.4) (2.0) (1.7) (2.6) (1.9)…
  • AICN COMICS PODCAST reviews GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! WAYWARD! SUNDOWNERS! & More!

    ambush bug
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    AICN COMICS PODCAST reviews GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY! WAYWARD! SUNDOWNERS! & More! Read the full article on AICN Ambush Bug here. The below hour-plus long conversation took place between myself, Matt Adler, and our host Johnny Destructo of PoptardsGo.com. This week they talked endlessly about; ALL-STAR WESTERN #34 (11:33), GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #18 (20:39), WAYWARD #1 (27:56), POP #1 (34:48), SUNDOWNERS #1 (43:18), and of course, more general jack@$$$ery! Click here to listen to the Podcast! Look for more of the Holes rambling about comics on Poptards, follow us on Facebook here, and…
  • WALKING DEAD!! BOARDWALK EMPIRE!! AGENTS OF SHIELD!! SOUTH PARK!! NEW GIRL!! HOMELAND!! GOTHAM!!

    hercules
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    WALKING DEAD!! BOARDWALK EMPIRE!! AGENTS OF SHIELD!! SOUTH PARK!! NEW GIRL!! HOMELAND!! GOTHAM!! FLASH!! SURVIVOR!! RESURRECTION!! PARENTHOOD!! BURGERS!! BLACKLIST!! BANG!! VOICE!! SLEEPY!! PERSON!! UTOPIA!! ANARCHY!! Z!! Read the full article on AICN BY DATE Houdini (History) Sept. 1 Highway To Sell Disc) Sept. 1 Ink Master (Spike) Sept. 2 Inside The NFL (Showtime) Sept. 2 19 Kids & Counting (TLC) Sept. 2 Tattoo Nightmares (Spike) Sept. 2 Yukon Men (Discovery) Sept. 2 Ali G Rezurection (FXX) Sept. 3 Fools Gold (AP) Sept. 3 League (FXX) Sept. 3 My Friends Call Me Johnny (History) Sept. 3…
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  • This Month’s Books (August 2014)

    Dave Brown
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Alex Ross – The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (2007) The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century is a voyage into the labyrinth of modern music, which remains an obscure world for most people. While paintings of Picasso and Jackson Pollock sell for a hundred million dollars or more, and lines from T. S. Eliot are quoted on the yearbook pages of alienated teenagers across the land, twentieth-century classical music still sends ripples of unease through audiences. At the same time, its influence can be felt everywhere. Atonal chords crop up in jazz.
  • Firm Bum or Tasty Buns – The Battle Begins (+ Flapjack Recipe)

    Donna Brown
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    Mr B and I have now been in our new house for a little over a month and so far, so good. Reinvigorated by a) sleep b) a distinct lack of noisy neighbours c) no damp/mold/leaks and d) a kitchen you could (probably) swing a cat in (but don’t suggest that to Mr B!), I am in full on baking and cooking mode. Hooray! So, it seems this is a good time to begin the Couch to 5k challenge. I had my first run on Saturday with seasoned veteran Mr B (who has long since surpassed this challenge). Surprisingly, despite suffering with knee problems for years, they seem to feel better for the challenge,…
  • This Week’s Films (11/08/14)

    Dave Brown
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    Dry Summer (1963) Two brothers, Osman and Hasan, disagree over allowing neighboring villagers to use the water on their land. Osman surrounds the water with barriers to prevent others from using it. Being a good man, Hasan argues that the others should also use the water. Verdict: 6/10 Go to top Sneakers (1992) Robert Redford leads an all-star cast in one of the most satisfying suspense films! Computer expert Martin Bishop (Redford) heads a team of renegade hackers – including a former CIA employee (Sidney Poitier), a gadgets wizard (Dan Aykroyd), a young genius (River Phoenix) and a…
  • Masterpieces #25: Wizard’s First Rule

    Dave Brown
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    About Wizard's First Rule (1994)The masterpiece that started The New York Times bestselling epic Sword of Truth. In the aftermath of the brutal murder of his father, a mysterious woman, Kahlan Amnell, appears in Richard Cypher’s forest sanctuary seeking help . . . and more. His world, his very beliefs, are shattered when ancient debts come due with thundering violence. In a dark age it takes courage to live, and more than mere courage to challenge those who hold dominion, Richard and Kahlan must take up that challenge or become the next victims. Beyond awaits a bewitching land where…
  • This Week’s Films (03/08/14)

    Dave Brown
    3 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Billy Bathgate (1991) Two-time Academy Award(R)-winner Dustin Hoffman (Best Actor — KRAMER VS. KRAMER, 1979; RAIN MAN, 1988) stars in the action-packed gangster epic detailing the rise and fall of notorious mobster Dutch Schultz as seen through the eyes of his young protege, Billy Bathgate. Billy, an ambitious streetwise kid seduced by the power, money, and glamour of crime, soon begins to seriously question if his passport to the good life is going to come from the fiery Dutch and his gang! Critically acclaimed and co-starring Bruce Willis (ARMEGEDDON) and Nicole Kidman (MOULIN ROUGE),…
 
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  • September’s Finest!

    Asaf_and _Barak
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:58 am
      Remember remember the 1st of September! For it marks the end of blockbuster season! For it marks the beginning of the end of summer! For it marks the date of our monthly blog about the best TV shows and movies coming at you this month! 8 TV shows, 8 movies. Let’s dance – These are Septembers’ Finest! Movies: The Identical – For those who love periodic music dramas.   What? –  A captivating and sentimental story about two twins, separated at birth, who years later find their paths collide on a tragic turn of events. Can music heal all wounds? When? 5.9 Who? Ray Liotta,…
  • August’s Finest!

    Asaf_and _Barak
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:14 am
    As we all know, Summer is the blockbuster season. The films with the biggest budget, biggest special effects and biggest marketing campaigns. This month we decided to pay more attention to the smaller budget films that might slip under you radar. Some of which only come out on limited release but you can mark them on your wish list for the future. For all you TV fans out there, check out the section below with all the whos and whats that are coming soon. So here we go, this is August’s Finest! Movies: Calvaryfor fans of the McDonagh brothers. What? A goodhearted priest is threatened during…
  • Jinni World Cup Final

    Ran
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    We are at the finish line of Jinni’s film World Cup. During the last three weeks or so, we have seen many a film from many a nation battle it out for the honor of being crowned the greatest cinematic nation in the world. And now, the end is near, and so we face the final curtain… But before the final, let’s see what happened in the third place match, where Italy’s emotional  La nostra vita opposed Japan’s rough Outrage. Sorry Japan, but violence is not always the answer, and Italy claims the victory, and the title of the third best cinematic nation in the world! And now for the…
  • Jinni World Cup 3rd Place Match

    Ran
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    Hello and welcome to Jinni’s World Cup, the ultimate film tournament that will crown the greatest cinematic nation in the world. We are edging closer to the end of this tournament, much as the soccer tournament in Brazil. The only difference – reading this doesn’t take 120 goalless minutes. the semi-finals are over. In the first semis match Korea beat Italy, while in the second, Belgium’s Dardenne brothers tried to prevent an All-Asian final from Japan’s Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Their efforts were not in vain, as the small and surprising Belgians advance to the Final. But today, we…
  • Jinni World Cup–Semi-final #2

    Ran
    2 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Jinni World Cup is in its semi-finals stage and we are close to crown the greatest cinematic nation in the the world. There are were four countries left – Italy, South Korea, Japan and Belgium. In the first semi-final Italy’s Reality met South Korea’s The Yellow Sea. The results are just in… South Korea won and advanced to the final. Oh Italy, you gave a good fight (certainly better than in Brazil). You will have a chance to play for third place. So now let’s go to the second semi-finals match, between Japan and Belgium. Let’s meet the films. Japan: Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2012)…
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  • THE 100: Season 2 TV Show Poster & Plot Spoilers [The CW]

    Rollo Tomasi
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
      The 100 Season 2 TV Show Poster, Plot Synopsis. The CW has released a poster for the second season of The 100 and some potential plot spoilers have also come to light as well. The poster shows where many of the key, surviving characters now reside. The plot [...]Continue reading: THE 100: Season 2 TV Show Poster & Plot Spoilers [The CW]
  • Film Term of the Week: Nollywood

    Rollo Tomasi
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
      Nollywood 1. The cinema of Nigeria, often referred to as Nollywood, is the Nigerian film industry which grew quickly in the 1990s and 2000s to become the second largest film industry in the world in number of annual film productions, placing it ahead of the United States and behind only Indian cinema. Source: Wikipedia Continue reading: Film Term of the Week: Nollywood
  • Box Office: August 29-31, 2014: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

    Rollo Tomasi
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
      Box Office August 29-31, 2014. Guardians of the Galaxy was Number One at the box office for the second week in a row with $16.3 Million for $274.6 Million so far. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was Second for the second week in row with $11.7 Million for $162.4 [...]Continue reading: Box Office: August 29-31, 2014: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY
  • ARROW: Season 3 TV Spot ‘Some Things Never Die’ [The CW]

    Rollo Tomasi
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:40 pm
      Arrow Season 3 Promo. The CW‘s Arrow: Season 3 TV commercial entitled ‘Some Things Never Die’ stars Colton Haynes, John Barrowman, Michael Daingerfield, Richard Keats, and Ken Lawson.The Arrow: Season 3 TV spot two of the show’s superheros fighting with other people on-screen. The song in in TV [...]Continue reading: ARROW: Season 3 TV Spot ‘Some Things Never Die’ [The CW]
  • DOWNTON ABBEY: Season 5 TV Show Trailer, Premiere Date

    Rollo Tomasi
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:57 pm
      Downton Abbey Season Five Trailer. ITV & PBS‘s Downton Abbey: Season 5 TV show trailer stars Lasco Atkins, Russell Balogh, Samantha Bond, Hugh Bonneville, and Ancuta Breaban. Downton Abbey‘s plot synopsis: “The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives [...]Continue reading: DOWNTON ABBEY: Season 5 TV Show Trailer, Premiere Date
 
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  • Ben Affleck Warned Tyler Perry that ‘Gone Girl’ Director David Fincher Requires a Minimum of “30 Takes”

    Kristyn Burtt
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Gone Girl is expected to be one of the biggest movies this fall. After being a wildly successful book by Gillian Flynn, the film adaptation is coming to the big screen with Ben Affleck leading the way. Tyler Perry is stepping in front of the camera as well playing Tanner Bolt, the lawyer for... If you'd like to read the rest, please visit: http://www.dailyactor.com
  • Movie Review: ‘Frank’ Starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domnhall Gleeson

    Lance Carter
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Frank, the new film starring Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domnhall Gleeson, screened at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. It was high on my list of films I wanted to see and I tried everything I could to squeeze it into my schedule. But, I just couldn’t make it happen. Now that I’ve... If you'd like to read the rest, please visit: http://www.dailyactor.com
  • Movie Review: ‘The One I Love’ Starring Elizabeth Moss & Mark Duplass

    Lance Carter
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass have some terrific moments together in Charlie McDowell’s first feature, The One I Love. The post Movie Review: ‘The One I Love’ Starring Elizabeth Moss & Mark Duplass appeared first on Daily Actor. If you'd like to read the rest, please visit: http://www.dailyactor.com
  • Jessica Chastain: “The reason I’m an actor is because of my love affair with cinema”

    Chris McKittrick
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    In the faraway time of 2011, it often seemed like it was all Jessica Chastain, all the time at theaters. She appeared in six films in 2011, including The Help, and had a very busy 2012 too. While 2013 and 2014 have been mostly quiet for Chastain — she is currently preparing for the wide... If you'd like to read the rest, please visit: http://www.dailyactor.com
  • ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Casting Director on Not Casting Stars and Why There Should be a Best Casting Oscar

    Chris McKittrick
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Orange Is the New Black and Girls are award-winning shows and they have two important things in common: neither show was built around a particularly big acting name, and both of the shows were cast by Jen Euston. Euston has worked in casting since working as a casting assistant on Law & Order... If you'd like to read the rest, please visit: http://www.dailyactor.com
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  • As Above, So Below Movie Review (2/4 Stars)

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I’ve had enough of these found footage films. The Blair Witch project came out a decade and a half ago, and it doesn’t really hold up. So why are we still riding the trend it started? I’m not a horror fan, so correct me if I don’t understand the horror community, but I can’t imagine that they are still excited about this genre. That last Paranormal Activity was the most underwhelming in the... read more
  • Expendables 3, The Movie Review (2/4 Stars)

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:59 pm
    'The Expendables' series has begun to show wear. With the strong improvement of the second film, it was a disappointment to witness the decline in this third outing. It offers the least exciting bang, thus far. Most of the action isn't all that stimulating. It opens with a couple of decent short bouts and leaves the few cool moments for a so-so finale, with a long stretch of slight boredom in... read more
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Movie Review (2.5/4 Stars)

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Stylistically, 'A Dame To Kill For' is every bit similar to the first 'Sin City'. To say that you are getting more of the same is true. The visuals, violence, and heavy noir are still strongly at play. I enjoyed most all the actors. Rourke steals the show as Marv, again. Gordon-Levitt, Boothe, and Green are the other standouts. The film is brought down by it's slow pace and collection of st... read more
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Movie Review (4/4 Stars)

    23 Aug 2014 | 7:21 pm
    There is no reason for this movie to be as good as it is but my word, it really is that good! Dawn of the Planet of the Apes picks up ten years after the original reboot/remake/whatever that was also surprisingly good as well. Here, the apes have devised a communal hunter-gathering lifestyle that's quite successful until a wandering band of humans belonging to a nearby colony shake things up. ... read more
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Movie Review (2.5/4 Stars)

    22 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a wonderment of silly; A Grand Canyon of silliness if you will. How can a movie that’s tone is so serious be so deeply dumb? I laughed more during this flick then I did at some comedies I saw this year. Not that I’m complaining, not really. I think the silliness is less a fault and more a feature. Michael Rodriguez, one of the directors, has often tried to r... read more
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  • Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk About the Musical Drama Frank

    Karen Benardello
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:21 am
    Taking whatever means necessary to achieve your life-long dreams is often an emotional struggle people are willing to take in order to realize their goals and desires. But not everyone truly has the talent they believe they have in order to succeed, which makes the seriousness at which they take themselves much more comical and intriguing. That’s certainly the case with the musical comedy-drama, ‘Frank,’ in which the main characters, who are in a band together, aren’t able to achieve their musical aspirations, as they’re not as talented as they believe. But…
  • Last Days in Vietnam Movie Review

    Harvey Karten
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM IFC Films Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  A- Director:  Rory Kennedy Screenplay:  Mark Bailey, Keven McAlester, story by Keven McAlester Cast:  Stuart Herrington, Juan Valdez, Kiem Do, Frank Snepp, Henry Kissinger, Dam Pham, Richard Armitage, Rep. Pete McCloskey, Miki Nguyen, Paul Jacobs, Jim Laurie Screened at:  Review 1, NYC, 6/26/14 Opens:  September 5, 2014 A bumper sticker that has made its presence felt on New York City cars features and American flag with the slogan, “These colors don’t run.” Would that this…
  • The Voices of Terror Rock-Rap Dynasty Album Review

    Karen Benardello
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Artist: The Voices of Terror (Members/Instruments: Mike Walker and Zero) Album: Rock-Rap Dynasty Production: All songs were composed, mix/mastered and produced by Mike Walker and Zero Passionately expressing your respect and admiration for the people who have influenced your creativity, ideas and career path, while also maintaining your own true personality and confidence, is often a powerful way to garner attention and appreciation for your work. That’s certainly the case with alternative rock hip-hop duo, The Voices of Terror, which honors its mentors while showcasing their true…
  • 99 Homes Movie Review

    Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Title: 99 Homes Director: Ramin Bahrani Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Noah Lomax  Ramin Bahrani, defined by the late Roger Ebert as the director of the decade,  competes for the Golden Lion at the 71st Venice Film Festival, with ‘99 Homes,’ a story about a father who struggles to get back the house that his family was evicted from, by working for the greedy real estate broker who’s the source of his frustration. The story is very alluring to begin withm since it evokes ‘Faust’ and how wretchedness and the happiness of our loved ones can lead to…
  • Interview: Peter Facinelli Talks The Damned

    Karen Benardello
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Stepping outside your comfort zone to truly embrace both new experiences and what you love most in life is the enthralling theme that not only pushes the actions of the lead character in the new independent horror film, ‘The Damned,’ but also the actor who portrays him. Versatile actor Peter Facinelli powerfully showcased the harrowing and realistic emotions and motivations of a protective father who’s desperate to take any means necessary to save his teenage daughter in the latest movie from director Victor Garcia. While ‘The Damned’ is the first horror film…
 
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  • How the Church Could Help End Global Poverty

    michellelenk
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Mobilizing the Church's untapped resources to empower, educate and change the face of poverty. In recent months, some thought-provoking articles have been written about wrong ways to approach poverty—articles that have struck a chord with the justice generation. A shift is slowly taking place in how our society views the poor.
  • Jars of Clay

    29 Aug 2014 | 1:20 pm
    This week we talk to Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay about their 20th anniversary, their new album of fan-favorites (stream it here!) and how to better engage the conversation of faith and doubt. We also bring in our "expert" to give us a Red Carpet recap, give Cameron a new toy and discuss the newest developments in wearable tech.
  • Don't Wait for the Perfect Job

    peter.swanson
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:42 am
    Why God’s ideal job for us isn’t in one particular office. As a twentysomething in 2014, finding a job can be hard. Even if you spend every free moment you have formulating flawless résumés, writing tear-jerking cover letters and ironing your best suit to wrinkle-free perfection, you then have to fight your way through a sea of equally qualified applicants, endless interviews and cryptic emails. Then come the rejection letters. Or they don’t, more often—you just never hear back. Days turn into weeks turn into lost hope, and every well-intentioned parent and pet does his or her best…
  • Almost Half of the Syrian Population Is Now Displaced

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    According to a devastating new U.N. report, nearly half of all Syrians have been displaced by the violence of the country’s ongoing civil war. As many as 6.5 million who have fled their homes are displaced within the country, and at least 3 million Syrians have left the country altogether. The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said in a statement, "The Syrian crisis has become the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era, yet the world is failing to meet the needs of refugees and the countries hosting them.” The report, which is attempting to bring greater international awareness and…
  • Bill Murray Took Tickets at a Minor League Baseball Game This Week

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:09 am
    If you attended the St. Paul Saints’ minor league baseball game last night, there’s a good chance that comedy legend Bill Murray took your ticket when you made your way into the stadium. Murray, who is one of the owners of the team, attended the final game at Midway Stadium, not only assisting at turnstiles and talking with fans, but also throwing out the first pitch and taking plenty of selfies with his new friends. Bill Murray, you sir are a national treasure ...
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    Dave On Film

  • Review: The Giver

    Dave Taylor
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    It’s the future and after some sort of presumed apocalyptic event, society has been rebuilt with all emotion, all differences, all fear and joy removed. The village is neat and symmetric and the family has been replaced by a unit, mother, father, two children of different ages, each in their assigned domicile. Reflecting this is the black and white cinematography: this particular future really is colorless, not just in terms of skin color, but in terms of the entire range of human experience. Based on a book of the same name, The Giver stars Brenton Thwaites as Jonas, a boy who has had…
  • Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Dave Taylor
    8 Aug 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Michael Bay hired director Jonathan Liebesman and brought back the somewhat radioactive Megan Fox as the human lead in yet another remake of the amusing children’s tale Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. What’s Liebesman done before? Battle: Los Angeles (an incoherent mess) and Wrath of the Titans (a me-too Greek mythology flick). His lack of experience creating a polished film shows, and while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is true to the comic book origins of the tiny box turtles who grow up in the NY sewers to become smart-aleck ninjas, but it’s a dry exercise in how to string…
  • Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

    Dave Taylor
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:06 pm
    I really liked The Avengers, but there’s something inherently a bit dry about a group of self-important goody-goody characters. It’s the problem of Superman and Captain America (and yes, I know that Superman isn’t one of the Avengers. And never shall DC and Marvel overlap at the cineplex, alas). In fact, the only character who was any sort of relief from the tone was Tony Stark / Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr), but his was a more abusive wit coming from a place of ego and hubris. Tedious, really, and Stark is my least favorite character in the entire Avengers squad. Enter the…
  • Review: Hercules

    Dave Taylor
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    I should start by clarifying which version of the oft-told Hercules story we’re talking about, because it’s not the animated feature from Disney and it’s most assuredly not the banal early 2014 The Legend of Hercules with Kellan Lutz in the title role. I’m talking about the summer release with the always popular muscleman Dwayne Johnson in the title role, as released jointly by Paramount and MGM. First the perhaps surprising news: I quite liked and enjoyed Hercules, finding it an unexpectedly deep story with a good cast and, of course, lots of great visual effects,…
  • Review: Lucy

    Dave Taylor
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 pm
    There’s a certain story arc that just about every Luc Besson film has in common, a theme likely inspired by Hitchcock, of the “everyman” caught up in events far beyond their understanding. Even the earliest Hitch works like The 29 Steps explore this theme to great effect. It works well because we then quickly identify with the protagonist and yearn to see them succeed and overcome the challenges that they encounter on their quest for the mythic happy ending. Besson, however, is in love with American action stunts and cinema by directors like Michael Bay (Transformers), so…
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    Fandango Movie News

  • News Briefs: New Images for Disney's 'Feast'; Trailers for 'Seventh Son' and 'The Rewrite'

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Feast: Disney's short film Feast will play in front of Big Hero 6 when it opens in theaters on November 7. The first official images have now been released, focusing squarely on a man's best friend, a dog named Winston. The short will track the development of the human's love life through the mealtimes that he shares with Winston. [Collider]   February: Emma Roberts (We're the Millers) and Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) will star in the horror-thriller February. Osgood Perkins, son of Anthony Perkins (Psycho), wrote the script and will direct. The story is set at…
  • 'Rosewater' Trailer: Watch Jon Stewart's Emotional Directorial Debut

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:02 am
    Last year Jon Stewart took a three-month break from hosting The Daily Show to travel to Jordan and film his directorial debut (John Oliver took over hosting for two of those three months). Now a year later we have a trailer for the fruits of his labor. It's called Rosewater and it looks precisely like the kind of celebration of human endurance and journalistic integrity that you'd expect from the man behind The Daily Show. Adapted from the memoir Then They Came for Me, Rosewater is the unfortunate true story of a London journalist (played by Gael Garcia Bernal) who ended up…
  • 5 Reasons You Should See the Biopic 'Cantinflas'

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:18 am
    Sure, you know the names Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton... but is the name Cantinflas familiar? Perhaps not, but he was only the most famous comic to come from Mexico -- so famous, in fact, he was dubbed "the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico" by many. Born Mario Fortino Alfonso Moreno Reyes in 1911 to an impoverished family in Mexico City, he started out as a prizefighter and circus performer (adopting the stage moniker "Cantinflas") before developing a career in theater and film playing, like Chaplin, el pelado -- a poor everyman. His breakthrough came with Ahí…
  • 'Saw' Is Returning to Theaters for Halloween

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    Do you want to play a game? Lionsgate thinks you do and has revealed plans to bring the original Saw back to theaters for a week in celebration of the film’s 10-year anniversary.  To celebrate the birth of the iconic Jigsaw, the studio will rerelease the original Saw in theaters starting on Halloween. Select locations will start screenings on Halloween Eve.  Not only did the film launch Lionsgate, it also helped establish the careers of cocreators James Wan and Leigh Whannell. Wan and Whannell went on to create Insidious, and Wan has become a highly sought Hollywood filmmaker,…
  • News Briefs: 'Underworld' Rebooting; Scorsese Making a Ramones Movie

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Underworld: After four installments, it's time for a reboot of the Underworld series. The first film, starring Kate Beckinsale and directed by Len Wiseman, was released in 2003, the last (so far) in 2012, and now Lakeshore Entertainment has hired Cory Goodman (Priest, the upcoming The Last Witch Hunter) to write a reimagined version of the vampires-vs.-werewolves franchise, which has made more than $450 million worldwide. [Heat Vision]   The Ramones: Martin Scorsese will direct a movie about the Ramones, the pioneering band that kicked off the punk rock movement in the mid…
 
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    The Cleveland Movie Blog

  • September/October 2014 Cinematheque schedule

    Bob Ignizio
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    [Press release from the Cleveland Cinematheque.] The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque’s September-October schedule is packed with special guests and great films. Among the highlights:  (1)    A personal appearance by film director John Waters on Saturday, September 27. Waters will present his one-man show “This Filthy World: Filthier and Dirtier” starting at 7:30 pm. A Q&A and book signing will follow the performance.(2)    Nine classic movies made by Japan’s master filmmaker Kenji Mizoguchi during the 1950s. These will screen, one…
  • Witching & Bitching (September 4th and 7th at the Cleveland Cinematheque)

    Bob Ignizio
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    [WITCHING & BITCHINGscreens Thursday September 4th at 9:10 pm and Sunday September 7th at 6:30 pm at the Cleveland Cinematheque.]Review by Bob IgnizioSince his 1993 debut feature ACCION MUTANTE, filmmaker Alex de la Iglesia has had a penchant for blending over the top horror comedy with social commentary. Not unlike Sam Raimi and Peter Jackson, he sort of stepped away from that kind of thing to concentrate on more mainstream fare for much of the first decade of the 21 st century. Unlike Raimi and Jackson, however, de la Iglesia returned to his cult film roots like gangbusters with 2010's…
  • The Art of the Steal (now on video)

    Charles Cassady Jr.
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Review by Charles Cassady, Jr.Canadian filmmakers poured lots of Hollywood-level money and international talent into this enjoyable, if over-plotted and farfetched 2013 caper movie. THE ART OF THE STEAL is at least as good/bad/kitschy as whatever's in the theaters right now, in our collective hangovers from late-summer junk season.Writer-director Jonathan Sobol's flick has the fate to share a title with a recent documentary about a contested art collection, though it's no lie that art masterworks unethically obtained (and, in a pulp-fiction way, art appreciation) is the fulcrum of Sobol's…
  • Mizoguchi series at the Cinematheque

    Bob Ignizio
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    [Press release from the Cleveland Cinematheque.] MIZOGUCHI’S GREATEST DECADESeptember 6 – November 1 (9 films)Kenji Mizoguchi is an exalted figure in the history of cinema. Long considered one of the "big three" of classical Japanese cinema (along with Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa), Mizoguchi (1898-1956) directed over 80 films (silent and sound) in a career that spanned 34 years. He was a supreme visual stylist, and one of the foremost proponents of the long take and choreographed camera movement. His great theme was the exploitation of women, supposedly the result of childhood trauma…
  • Still time to submit your film to the Ohio Independent Film Festival

    Bob Ignizio
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    [Press release from the Ohio Independent Film Festival.] EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 07.You have some time to enter your film, but not much!Greetings!The Ohio Independent Film Festival is scheduled for November 6th through the 9th at Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore. We are working hard to make this the best exhibition of independent film in Ohio. To date, we have received some outstanding films (features and shorts) in all genres and categories including narrative, documentary and animation. We are encouraging filmmakers who are considering entering our festival to do so now…
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    SnagFilms Recent Additions

  • In a Dream

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:59 pm
    A narrative spotlighting Isaiah Zagar and his tumultuous relationship with his wife, Julia
  • La Suerte Esta Echada (The Die is Cast)

    22 Aug 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Two very different half-brothers, estranged for years are reunited under peculiar circumstances concerning their father
  • Relentless - Trailer

    19 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Relentless examines the history of the Middle East conflict and how the Peace Process unraveled in a surge of violence
  • The Third Jihad - Trailer

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    The Third Jihad, the war people don't know about - radical Islam's vision for America
  • Ep. 9 - Help Wanted

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:29 am
    Phil pleads for his job with his new boss, who is very particular
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    Screen Rant » Movie News

  • SR Geek Picks: Golden Girls Jedi, Honest ‘God of War’ Trailer & More

    Justin Vactor
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find an honest trailer for God Of War; the Golden Girls as Jedi; Mark Hamill taking the ice bucket challenge; and Wu-Tang sung by movies. All that and more on this edition of SR’s Geek Picks! To kick things off today, If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post! Hardly Working: Leaked Nude Pics This CollegeHumor video from 2012 is once again relevant.
  • Stan Lee Says ‘Black Panther’ is Still in Development

    Chris Agar
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy has already become the highest-grossing film of 2014 (domestically) just one month into its theatrical run. Not only that, James Gunn’s entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe made a name for itself as a critics’ favorite, giving the property a one-two punch of commercial and critical appeal. As discussed on the Screen Rant Underground podcast, its success opened many doors for Marvel as they continue their shared universe for years to come. As Kevin Feige and company move onwards to Phase 3, there’s been a lot of talk of the…
  • What’s Next For Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Franchise?

    Rob Keyes
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    If you asked Wesley Snipes years ago if he’d like to star in a fourth Blade movie, he’d say “yeah,” if the script was right. And by the ‘right script’ he’d mean one that doesn’t include secondary heroes taking his screen time away. That was one of the many issues the actor and production endured during the making of 2004′s Blade: Trinity – a film that put an end to the R-Rated Marvel character’s career on the big screen and saw the franchise’s worst critical slamming. The script was just one minor part of problems that…
  • ‘Batman V Superman’ Set Photos: Is Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor Bald?

    Chris Agar
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    When actor Jesse Eisenberg was cast as Lex Luthor for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, it was just the latest casting move to become a lightning rod for controversy, after Ben Affleck’s Batman and Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman. We’ve already made our case for why The Social Network star could work as Superman’s arch nemesis, but there’s a ...Click to continue reading ‘Batman V Superman’ Set Photos: Is Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor Bald?
  • Movie News Wrap Up: ‘Vacation’, ‘Magic Mike 2′ & More

    Anthony Taormina
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    This Week: The Vacation reboot cast continues to grow; a remake of Laura is in the works; Triple Nine and Magic Mike 2 get new release dates; and Simon Pegg’s Kill Me Three Times gets a motion poster. The forthcoming reboot of National Lampoon’s Vacation has added a few more to its cast. Chris Hemsworth and Charlie Day are reportedly in talks to join the film, which features Clark Griswold’s son Rusty setting off on a family road trip of his own. Ed Helms has already been cast as Rusty and Christina Applegate will be playing his wife. If he’s cast, Hemsworth will play…
 
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    MIGHTY MOVIE PODCAST

  • The CFQ Interview: THE WALKING DEAD’s Greg Nicotero

    Dan Persons
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Greg Nicotero (in glasses and plaid shirt) preps a zombie for his moment in the spotlight on THE WALKING DEAD. Sometimes doing the job is reward in itself. That’s what it was like for me to talk with Greg Nicotero. From DAWN OF THE DEAD to BREAKING BAD, from ARMY OF DARKNESS to OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL, from HOSTEL to SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, his vivid and creative makeup effects work has brought the fantastic, the grotesque, and the sometimes-just-plain-realistic to a dazzling kaleidoscope of film and TV projects. That includes THE WALKING DEAD, the blockbuster TV series which…
  • Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: THE GIVER

    Dan Persons
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    Jeff Bridges (left) and Brenton Thwaites go where only the Pepperidge Farms man previously dared to tread, remembering the way things used to be in THE GIVER. I had my concerns about The Giver, another, teen-oriented film from the Weinstein Company. After all, TWC’s previous effort in this arena was Vampire Academy, and that blatant mish-mosh of Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, and whatever else has been luring adolescent females to the theaters didn’t go down too smoothly. Serving as definite counter-balance to my trepidations: the presence at the helm of  Phillip…
  • Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

    Dan Persons
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    Megan Fox (back to camera) confronts one of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. That’s Leonardo, if you care. We don’t. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES got nothing to worry about. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES doing quite well, thank you very much. Got the big-budget, Michael Bay treatment (he’s the producer on this one; Jonathan Liebesman directed); came in #1 at the box office this past weekend; has the almost inevitable sequel already in the works. Yup, life is good for TMNT. Unless, of course, the attending audience happened to see GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY last week. In which case,…
  • Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

    Dan Persons
    7 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    (l to r) Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista and Chris Pratt tap their inner Han Solo in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY. Welcome to August, the month when studios, having already fired off all their high-profile (not to mention high concept) summer guns, unleash what amounts to their second tier of releases, the stuff that doesn’t automatically trigger broad media attention, things with a more… “culty,” shall we say?… appeal, and things that are, let’s just say it, no durn good. However, since even the big tent-poles can now be somewhat inconsequential in their story-telling and quality (AMAZING…
  • Sponsored Video: THE LEGEND OF HERCULES

    Dan Persons
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:23 pm
    So while Brett Ratner and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson got their crack at HERCULES this past weekend, Renny Harlin beat ‘em to the punch — and the slash, and the blood-curdling war-cry — at the beginning of the year with THE LEGEND OF HERCULES. This is a more grounded treatment of the mythological warrior, closer in approach to GLADIATOR than JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS — although any film in which the hero can channel lightning through his sword can’t really lay much claim to historical accuracy (and all to the better in that regard, I say). It’s…
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    The Daily Notebook

  • Video of the day. Trailer for Abel Ferrara's "Pasolini"

    Notebook
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:01 pm
    The first trailer for the highly anticipated film, in competition in Venice. 
  • Movie Poster of the Week: “Le Dos au Mur” and some lesser-known French paper

    Adrian Curry
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    In the world of movie poster collecting, title trumps everything. A mediocre half-sheet for Casablanca or a lobby card for The Wizard of Oz will sell for thousands whereas an exquisite piece of graphic design for an obscure Czech drama can be picked up for peanuts. For good reason of course: people want movie posters to remind them of the movies they love. But I am always endlessly impressed by the bottomless well of superb design and illustration that is out there for films that have been all but forgotten. As a random example, this week the French poster dealer Dominique Besson…
  • Dangerous "Amy George"

    Eleni Deacon
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:10 am
    Part of our continuing partnership with the online film journal, cléo. Every month, cléo will be presenting a great film to watch on our video on demand platform. In conjunction, we'll be hosting an exclusive article by one of their contributors. This month Eleni Deacon writes on Calvin Thomas & Yonah Lewis' breakthrough feature debut Amy George, which is available to watch starting August 31st in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Italy—and will be playing in Turkey, Mexico, and Germany later in September. In the early minutes of Amy George…
  • The Noteworthy: Backing Beijing, "Labour" by Cléo, Kent Jones on NYFF

    Notebook
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:54 pm
    Edited by Adam Cook Film festival programmers from around the world are joining in signing a Statement of Support for the Beijing Independent Film Festival: "As independent film festivals and supporters of independent cinema, we have learned with deep concern that the Chinese government and police authorities have prevented the 11th Beijing Independent Film Festival based in Songzhuang, Beijing, from opening last weekend, August 23rd, and detained its organizers Wang Hongwei, Fan Rong, and Li Xianting for several hours. We are also deeply concerned that BIFF’s sponsoring organization,…
  • Felicity Conditions: Seek and Hide

    Cristina Álvarez López & Adrian Martin
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    During the editing (which is when I really start to see the film), I saw that it was Hitchcock who had guided us through the writing and Lang who guided us through the shooting: especially his last films, the ones where he leads the spectator in one direction before he pushes them in another completely different direction, in a very brutal, abrupt way. —Jacques Rivette on his Secret défense (1998), fro http://www.jacques-rivette.com/ Long before the much-vaunted, high-concept ‘mind-game movies’ like Memento (2000), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) or…
 
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    GeekTyrant – Movie News, Geek Art, Movie Trailers, Cosplay, Game Culture

  • SAW’s Jigsaw Is the Worst Roommate Ever

    geektyrant@gmail.com (GeekTyrant)
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    In this short film, a man learns the hard way that living with Jigsaw from the Saw movies is not as cool as he thought it would be, with Jigsaw’s “games” being more annoying and mildly inconvenient than the devious life-or-death situations we’re used to seeing him devise.“Living with Jigsaw” was written and directed by Chris Capel and stars Brendan McNamara.
  • Trailer for the Documentary STARRING ADAM WEST

    geektyrant@gmail.com (GeekTyrant)
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Here’s the trailer for a documentary called Starring Adam West. The doc takes us though the life of Adam West, who was an unknown actor in the ‘50s, but thanks to his starring role as Batman, became a household name in the ‘60s. However, as Batman expert and West’s Family Guy co-star Ralph Garman explains, “Adam West became a huge star on television at a time where the stereotyping curse was in full force.” By 1970, the actor’s career came to a standstill, and he was forced to make hokey public appearances and perform dangerous stunts to provide for his family.You can…
  • VFX Behind The Scene Videos for GAME OF THRONES and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

    geektyrant@gmail.com (GeekTyrant)
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    One of the best parts of getting a movie or TV show on disc is all the special features. I just enjoy watching how these stories are crafted. For large shows and movies, the biggest expenditure in the budget is often visual effects. Here we have an effects reel for Game of Thrones and a behind the scene video of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that show how the effects magic is made.Source: The Wrap and CBM
  • Video Study of David Fincher's Directing Techniques

    geektyrant@gmail.com (GeekTyrant)
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Titled "The Fincher Effect" and made by Karan Chandra Bose, this 15min supercut of David Fincher's directing techniques is ultra fascinating. This video is over a year old but as Fincher has yet to release a film since its release, the video study is still current. I pretty much love or enjoy all his films and he's one of my favorite directors.Just for fun, I've listed all of Fincher's films in order of my most favorite to least.Fight Club Panic RoomThe Social NetworkZodiacSe7enThe Girl with the Dragon TattooThe Game The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonAlien 3Obviously your own…
  • Tom Gauld’s Amusing Pitches for the JAWS Reboot

    geektyrant@gmail.com (GeekTyrant)
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Nothing seems to have come of those rumors of a Jaws reboot that surfaced last year. The closest thing we’ve seen to a new Jaws film has been Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. However, cartoonist Tom Gauld has some funny ideas for the possible new Jaws franchise that he illustrated for The Guardian. If these pitches aren’t ridiculous enough, you can always just wait for Sharknado 3 to come out.
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    Immortal Ephemera

  • TCM Preview September 2014 – A Look Inside My Now Playing Guide

    Cliff Aliperti
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Written by Cliff Aliperti and originally published on Immortal Ephemera I hope you enjoyed TCM’s Summer Under the Stars in August. After my general preview, I ended up posting ten new articles to the site including biographies of Walter Pidgeon and Herbert Marshall and reviews of Black Fury (1935), Lady by Choice (1934), Hot Saturday (1932), Blessed Event (1932), and Madame X (1937). Plus a couple of Picto-Skeds. I petered out a little at the end, but all in all, I was happy with my production throughout August. Speaking of biographies, the site already boasts a strong write-up about…
  • Gladys George Is Madame X (1937), Plus Brief Biography

    Cliff Aliperti
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    Written by Cliff Aliperti and originally published on Immortal EphemeraFollowing the murder of her lover, Jacqueline Fleuriot (Gladys George) returns home and her husband Bernard (Warren William), a rising attorney, refuses her pleas for help and mercy. She has cheated on him and she must go. Now. Above: Gladys George at the beginning of Madame X When she threatens to fight for their son, he says, “Go ahead and fight. And you’ll spread the record of your unfaithfulness for the whole world to read. So our son can never escape it. It’s a new kind of mother love!” There will be no such…
  • Blessed Event (1932) – Lee Tracy as Early Version of Winchell

    Cliff Aliperti
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    Written by Cliff Aliperti and originally published on Immortal EphemeraIt’s Lee Tracy day on TCM’s Summer Under the Stars, Thursday, August 21. The subject of the following article, Blessed Event, plays at 10 pm EDT on TCM Thursday night. Other Lee Tracy movies that TCM is showing and that I’ve written about include Millionaires in Prison (1940 - 12:15 pm), The Half-Naked Truth (1932 - 3:45 pm) and Clear All Wires! (1933 -4:30 am). Also, see here for a bit of a sidebar about the real-life press agent who The Half-Naked Truth is based upon. Blessed Event has been Lee Tracy’s signature…
  • Herbert Marshall, Biography of the Trouble in Paradise Star

    Cliff Aliperti
    16 Aug 2014 | 1:57 am
    Written by Cliff Aliperti and originally published on Immortal EphemeraIf you raise your voice when discussing Trouble in Paradise (1932) then you’re likely arguing Kay Francis versus Miriam Hopkins, but never Herbert Marshall. Marshall’s gentleman thief Gaston Monescu is the heart of that Ernst Lubitsch classic every bit as much as the director’s famed touch. Marshall’s own imprint is lighter, call it less intrusive, than Lubitsch's in what I've come to regard as the actor's signature role. Above: Marshall with Miriam Hopkins in Trouble in Paradise. Just prior to Trouble in Paradise…
  • Charlie Chaplin Picto-Sked for TCM Summer Under the Stars 2014

    Cliff Aliperti
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Written by Cliff Aliperti and originally published on Immortal EphemeraI wasn't sure I'd be able to cobble together a Picto-Sked for Charlie Chaplin day. I thought some of the early movies that TCM is playing on Thursday might be hard to find ads to represent them. Piece of cake. A King in New York (1957) turned out to the toughest find since it wasn't released in the U.S. until the early 1970s. The Picto-Sked below gathers the entire August 14, 2014 schedule of Charlie Chaplin movies playing on TCM and illustrates each with an actual period newspaper advertisement to give a little extra…
 
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    firewireblog.com

  • Kotobukiya First Appearance Batman Statue

    Larry Fire
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Kotobukiya released this First Appearance Batman Statue at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego. The exclusive is a 1/10th scale ArtFX+ statue of Batman as he appeared in Detective Comics #27 – his first appearance. Created by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger Batman is celebrating his 75th anniversary and this is the perfect way to commemorate that milestone. Retailing for $39.99 the Batman statue was available in limited numbers at Fan Expo in Canada and possibly will be on hand at New York Comic Con this October. This statue was a limited, one-time production.
  • Snowpiercer Blu-ray & DVD To Be Released On October 21, 2014

    Larry Fire
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Following a painfully long wait for a US theatrical release and surprising success on the digital on-demand market, Bong Joon Ho’s Snowpiercer is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 21, 2014 from RADiUS TWC and Anchor Bay Studios. Both the Blu-Ray and DVD will include the following special features: - Critics’ Commentary hosted by Scott Weinberg - The Birth of Snowpiercer - The Characters - Animated Prologue - Concept Art Galleries - Chris Evans & Tilda Swinton on Snowpiercer - The Train Brought to Life: Behind the Scenes of a Special Screening - Transperceneige: From the Blank Page…
  • Arby’s Has a $10 Secret Menu Item Called The Meat Mountain

    Larry Fire
    31 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Arby’s has a secret menu item (meaning it’s not on the official menu but you can request it and they’ll make it for you) called the Meat Mountain. It’s a truly formidable tower of meats, and it all started because of this promotional photo: Arby’s created that poster to remind consumers that the chain sells plenty of meats besides its famous roast beef. This marketing strategy worked, apparently, because people started coming in asking if they could order that entire stack o’ meats. And the Meat Mountain was born. Here’s what the $10 monstrosity-on-a-bun includes: - 2 chicken…
  • First Look At Pixar’s New Short Lava

    Larry Fire
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Here is the first look clip from Disney/Pixar’s new Lava. Lava will open in theaters in front of Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out on June 19, 2015!
  • MONDO Announces “Harsh Majical” A Gallery Show By “We Buy Your Kids” Opening On August 29, 2014

    Larry Fire
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    MONDO welcomes back the Australian artist duo, We Buy Your Kids, for the next gallery show, “Harsh Majical.” The show will run from August 29th through September 15th. The opening reception will be Friday, August 29th from 7 –10pm at the Mondo Gallery, located at 4115 Guadalupe St. in Austin, TX. Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney, the faces behind Sydney-based We Buy Your Kids, are known for their colorful, off-beat design style. They combine hand-made and digital techniques to create their work, often experimenting with color, shape and texture. Their influences include a shared love of…
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    The A.V. Club

  • Random Roles: Carl Weathers on Toy Story Of Terror, blaxploitation films, and James Brown

    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about.The actor: In the 1970s, when numerous football players were leaving the field and trying their hands at acting, Carl Weathers had a couple of advantages on the competition: Not only had he been a theater major in college, but he also scored a career-making role in one of the biggest motion pictures of the decade. In the wake of playing Apollo Creed in Rocky, which ultimately turned into a four-film gig, Weathers…
  • Newswire: Hey, it’s Labor Day—you sayin’ we’re not working?

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    Hey, it’s Labor Day, the annual day when the American workforce calls in “sick” en masse, declaring that it deserves this, okay? As The A.V. Club is also an American industry—never mind some technicalities involving that tax shelter in the Caymans—we are also taking the day off. (Indeed, we’re so taking it off, we almost totally forgot to post this message!) Anyway, we won’t be updating Newswire today barring anything major, but we do have a few things around for you to peruse while we’re gone, including a Labor Day-appropriate look at weird births, and we’ll be back…
  • Contest: Chicago, see Liam Neeson in A Walk Among the Tombstones early and for free

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    Liam Neeson continues the trend of single-handedly saving everyone ever in the new film, A Walk Among The Tombstones. Neeson plays Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop turned private investigator. When Scudder is hired to find the men who kidnapped and killed a client’s wife, he uncovers a long string of violence and sets out to stop the murderers the only way he knows how, by murdering them. The film hits theaters September 19, but The A.V. Club has an opportunity for you to attend an early screening September 16, here in Chicago. For a chance to receive event passes simply text UNLICENSED and…
  • Watch This: Jailbirds bond with actual birds in a tender Hollywood classic

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by a new movie coming out that week. This week: The excellent Starred Up has us thinking back on other exemplary prison dramas.Birdman Of Alcatraz (1962)Burt Lancaster commands center-screen in virtually every scene of Birdman Of Alcatraz, a 1962 biopic of real-life prison lifer Robert Stroud, who at the time of John Frankenheimer’s film was serving his 53rd year behind bars for an Alaskan murder and the subsequent killing of a prison guard. Invigorated by Frankenheimer’s typically piercing close-ups and sumptuous shadows, this…
  • Inventory: It’s a hand!: 12 gross things people have birthed in TV and movies

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    1. A Native American shamanIt’s hard enough being a single woman without having to worry about an ancient evil manifesting in your body and using you as a vessel to rebirth itself upon the world. In The Manitou, Karen Tandy (Susan Strasberg) has a problem: a large lump on her neck that keeps growing. One trip to the hospital and an X-ray later, doctors discover that under the skin, Karen’s neck lump is actually a neck fetus—the fetus, it turns out, of an evil Native American shaman named Misquamacus. Even in fetal form, Misquamacus is not to be trifled with, and any attempt to remove…
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    Flicks and Bits

  • Stunning ‘Game Of Thrones’ Artwork Of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys By Sam Spratt

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Available today (September 2nd) from 12pm EST, until 3pm EST on September 16th. You can purchase the piece here. For more of Sam Spratt’s work head on over to www.samspratt.com and samspratt.tumblr.com. “This piece was digitally painted back in March using a Wacom Cintiq Tablet from sketch to finish. You may notice the hair being fairly wooshy. I’m very proud of this wooshiness. I’ve seen the show in full. If I’d read the books I would know that her eyes should be purple and her hair should be silver-er. She seemed like the least likely to die and thus the art…
  • ‘Dracula Untold’ International Trailer Showcases Lots Of New Footage – Starring Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper….

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    From Universal Pictures, once the home for literature’s most horrifying characters, ‘Dracula Untold’ stars Luke Evans, Sarah Gadon, Dominic Cooper, Diarmaid Murtagh and Samantha Barks. The story is a mix of mythology and history as it follows the story of Vlad III Țepeș (Evans), the inspiration for the Dracula character popularized by Bram Stoker’s novel. Set for October 3rd in the UK and Ireland and October 17th in the US, Gary Shore is directing the film. Source: CBM.
  • US Distribution Rights Picked Up For David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars’ (Starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson…)

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    While ‘Maps to the Stars’ is set to hit UK cinemas from September 26th, Focus World send word that they picked up David Cronenberg’s latest film, starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird and Sarah Gadon, for U.S. distribution. Focus World plans to release ‘Maps to the Stars’ in the US in 2015. Written by Bruce Wagner, David Cronenberg’s film is a contemporary tale exploring the demons of celebrity obsession in our society. John Cusack plays L.A. psychotherapist and life coach Stafford Weiss who has…
  • Miltos Yerolemou (Game Of Throne’s Syrio Forel) Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    According to a new report, Miltos Yerolemou, perhaps best known for his role as Syrio Forel in ‘Game of Thrones,’ has joined the cast of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII.’ Syrio Forel is a master sword-fighter and instructor hired by Eddard Stark to train Arya Stark in the series, and Yerolemou has played several other parts which involve sword fighting during his career. With that in mind, I think it’s safe to assume he may get up to some lightsabre-related shenanigans in the film. He joins his fellow ‘Game of Thrones’ alumni Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of…
  • 25th Anniversary Poster Revealed For ‘Ghost In The Shell’

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Celebrating the film’s 25th birthday and ahead of its upcoming re-release, this special new poster has hit the web for the anime classic ‘Ghost in the Shell.’ The film is back in cinemas on September 27th, followed by its sequel a week later. ‘Ghost in the Shell’ influenced a number of prominent filmmakers. The Wachowskis, the creators of ‘The Matrix’ and its sequels, showed it to producer Joel Silver, saying, “We wanna do that for real.” Other parallels have been drawn to James Cameron’s ‘Avatar,’ Steven…
 
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    TheSkyKid.Com

  • Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)

    Georgi
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:48 pm
    TheSkyKid.com presents : Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013) Hide Your Smiling Faces is a psychological drama that follows the rite-of-passage experiences of two adolescent kids as they face a shocking tragedy. The post Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013) appeared first on TheSkyKid.Com. read more at TheSkyKid.Com
  • Happy Birthday Timmy (2010)

    Georgi
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:16 pm
    TheSkyKid.com presents : Happy Birthday Timmy (2010) Happy Birthday Timmy, is a short film with a screen time of a little more than two minutes which manages to intrigue, shock and amaze its audience. The post Happy Birthday Timmy (2010) appeared first on TheSkyKid.Com. read more at TheSkyKid.Com
  • Introducing Matt Errs

    rjmendera
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    TheSkyKid.com presents : Introducing Matt Errs Introducing the creative genius of Matt Errs, the One-Man-Band and “Music constructor. Follow with rhythm”. The post Introducing Matt Errs appeared first on TheSkyKid.Com. read more at TheSkyKid.Com
  • Camp (2013)

    Georgi
    2 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    TheSkyKid.com presents : Camp (2013) A troubled boy is sent to a summer camp that caters to abused and neglected kids. Camp is a good film that doesn’t bore and offers good dramatic and emotional content. The post Camp (2013) appeared first on TheSkyKid.Com. read more at TheSkyKid.Com
  • The Kid Brother (1987)

    Georgi
    17 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    TheSkyKid.com presents : The Kid Brother (1987) Witnessing a young, disabled boy's personal triumph, something that we don't experience much in our adult life, is a rewarding experience, as portrayed in this Coming-of-Age film. The post The Kid Brother (1987) appeared first on TheSkyKid.Com. read more at TheSkyKid.Com
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    Sky Sky Movies - Latest

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Life gets spicy for the Indian Kadam family when they move to the South of France and dare to open a restaurant opposite the Michelin-starred eatery owned by snooty Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren). But while Papa Kadam (Om Puri) locks horns with the formidable Madame, his son Hassan (Manish Dayal) is quietly proving his culinary genius. Blending culture clash comedy with a pinch of drama and a hint of romance, Richard C Morais's novel provides Chocolat director Lasse Hallstrom with the perfect recipe for another feelgood treat.
  • Lilting: Trailer

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
  • Earth to Echo: Trailer

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    A trio of best friends receive mysterious text messages of a map on their phones and go to investigate.
  • Trailer - The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:06 am
    The teaser trailer for the the final movie in the Lord of the Rings saga, The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.
  • The Purge: Anarchy - Trailer

    2 Sep 2014 | 3:02 am
    As the annual purge approaches a young couple break down in the city and have to survive the night.
 
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    Film Threat

  • THREE TIMES MOVING: THE KISS THROUGH TIME

    Mark Bell
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:03 pm
    I struggled with the melancholic tone of the piece, and with Adam's personality. It's hard to believe that he is struggling with multiple women when it's a wonder that anyone could stand to be around him at all. Morrissey would find him too bleak and overwrought...Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • TIME STOPS MOVING

    Mark Bell
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    There's just a feeling like the narrative is stuck in the mud, spinning its wheels. And it's not like it's a fun time; everyone is just so damn serious!Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • ONE DAY: A MUSICAL

    Mark Bell
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    In the end, I liked the resolution the film found for its protagonist's art vs. commerce dilemma, and I appreciated the ambitious attempt at a musical. It has a lo-fi charm to it, and the fun in the filmmaking can be infectious...Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • AN AMERICAN IN HOLLYWOOD

    Mark Bell
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:16 pm
    The film doesn't say anything new, so as an audience you seek something else to connect with, and there's not much there. The performances are good, but you don't quite connect with the characters because they lack depth. I'll always take two or three fully fleshed-out, layered characters over ten faces whose names I won't remember when the credits roll...Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • 5 WAYS 2 DIE

    Mark Bell
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    From the opening you know you're in accomplished and thoughtful filmmaking hands, and the film stays technically strong throughout. Overall, it's a skillful bit of filmmaking, with an effectively intriguing narrative...Read More at FilmThreat.com
 
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    smartcine.com

  • THE ORIGINALS SEASON 1 – DVD Clips

    The Critic
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    To continue the celebration of the release of “THE ORIGINALS SEASON 1” on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and HD Digital Download today, here are a few DVD clips. Enjoy! OWN BLU-RAY OWN DVD
  • DRAFT DAY DVD Clips

    The Critic
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:53 am
    To continue the celebration of the release of “DRAFT DAY” on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and HD Digital Download today, here are a few DVD clips. Enjoy! OWN BLU-RAY OWN DVD
  • LAVA – First Look Clip

    Alex
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:54 pm
    Here is the first look clip from Disney/Pixar’s new short LAVA. The short is directed by James Ford Murphy. LAVA will open in theaters in front of Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT on June 19, 2015!
  • On DVD and Blu-ray September 2, 2014

    The Critic
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    DRAFT DAY It’s NFL Draft Day. A day that can change the lives of athletes and the fortunes of football teams forever. After pulling off a blockbuster trade, General Manager Sonny Weaver Jr. (Costner) controls the #1 pick. Up against fan pressure, an ambitious owner (Langella) and a hard-nosed coach (Leary), Sonny faces the biggest [...]
  • FANDOR ACQUIRES “THE SAND STORM” By Jason Wishnow

    The Critic
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:24 am
    THE SAND STORM marks writer/director Jason Wishnow’s return to narrative filmmaking. Wishnow, the driving force behind the web-series TEDTalks, shot this dystopian sci-fi story under challenging conditions in China. Wishnow went the complete independent route producing the film through crowd funding. The film explores a city facing a water crisis in the near future from [...]
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    Nerd Reactor

  • SacAnime 2014 Photo Gallery

    Cory Vincent
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Well SacAnime 2014 is over, but the memories of the show will live on forever. On behalf of Nerd Reactor and Videogame BANG!, we had our photographer Elizabeth Vincent patrolling the floor and taking pictures of some amazing Sacramento cosplayers. We thank everyone who stopped to take a picture for this gallery, and if we missed you this time be sure to keep an eye out for us next time!
  • Guardians of the Galaxy is now the #1 movie of the year

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Guardians of the Galaxy garnered an extra $16.5 million over the three-day weekend to officially become the #1 movie of 2014 domestically, taking over Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s spot. Leave it to Marvel to beat its own films. Guardians has now raked in $274.6 million and is estimated to gross a total of $305 million during its theatrical run. Coming in second place is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with $11.8 million over the weekend. The movie so far has grossed $162.4 million. We’ve got some very sad news for Sin City: A Dame to Kill. It earned $2.2 million for its…
  • Stan Lee confirms Black Panther movie…again

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Stan Lee is the legendary figure who helped create X-Men, The Avengers, Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and many more. He’s such a figurehead that he has appeared in the majority of the Marvel films in bit cameos. So when he says that Black Panther is getting a live-action film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, you better listen. During Stan Lee’s panel at Fan Expo Canada on Friday, he responded to a question about whether Black Widow would be getting a movie, which lead to him revealing that Marvel is working on Black Panther. “The chances are she will have her own movie…
  • Batgirl Rises fan film gets an action-packed teaser

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Check out the action-packed teaser for the upcoming Batman universe fan film titled Batgirl Rises. The full trailer will be out later this month with the fan film releasing on November 3rd. Source: Batgirl Rises
  • SacAnime 2014 creates nerd hype for the city of Sacramento

    Cory Vincent
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Despite popular belief, neither Los Angeles, San Diego, or San Francisco are the capital of the great state of California. To find the true capital you actually have to look a little further north to find the humble little city of Sacramento. Easily one of the most overlooked locations in California, there are a lot of people doing a lot of amazing things to change that. The New Sacramento Kings ownership group is investing millions to build a new downtown arena and more investors are ready to spend even more to make our city a destination. All the money and business people in the world…
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    Turbo-Exp

  • Warner Bros. Rumored To Have A 'Full House' Reboot In The Works With Most Of The Original Cast Returning

    Tony Falcone
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:08 pm
    At one point or another, everyone has suffered a sudden burst of nostalgia and wished one of their favorite childhood shows would make a return along with its original cast. While a few years ago this may have seemed like just typical imaginative wishful thinking, Boys Meets World fans already know that this wish now has a much more probable chance of becoming a reality. With Disney Channel
  • Tom Hiddleston Frontrunner To Land The Lead In Upcoming Timur Bekmambetov Directed 'Ben-Hur' Remake

    Tony Falcone
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    If you were to ask any one you know what film earned the most Oscars in history, they'll probably be quick to answer with the likes of The Lord of the Rings series or Titanic. Yet, only those who are really knowledgeable of the vast history of film will recall that honor also belongs to the 1969 film Ben-Hur. The film itself starred Charlton Heston of Planet of the Apes fame in the title role,
  • First Look At Gal Gadot Wearing Her Full Wonder Woman Armor In 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

    Tony Falcone
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    I wish I could say I wasn't expecting to see this headline today, but I'd sure as hell be much more disappointed if I didn't see it. Following our full official looks at Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we've all anxiously been anticipated our first look at Gal Gadot (Fast and Furious 6) suited up as the first ever big
  • Much Better Look At Ben Affleck's Cape And Cowl From The Upcoming 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice'

    Tony Falcone
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Despite all the rumored descriptions and supposed "official" photos we've seen of the costume Ben Affleck will be dawning as our new Dark Knight in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, we've really only had one legitimate look at the mysterious suit. Well thankfully we now have a much more detailed look at our new caped crusader, or at least his cape and cowl. While it still isn't the the high
  • Rumored Schedule For DC's Upcoming Films Reveals What We Should Expect From The Studio In The Next Five Years

    Tony Falcone
    21 Jun 2014 | 4:47 pm
    DC and Marvel fans may never truly admit to any of their rivals strengths or their own brand's flaws, but if there's one thing that both companies' fans can agree on in unison it's that Marvel is currently killing it on the big screen. While DC gave us an acclaimed Batman trilogy and a generally will received Superman reboot, they still have yet to expand their universe and give their wide
 
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    Optimacy

  • What Women Want ???

    Megan Meade
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
      If you believe everything you read… You better not read.       According to a recent study referenced by Lisa Collier Cool on Yahoo! Health…Women prefer skinny guys over masculine guys with square jaws and muscles. You can read the complete article here, but it goes on to say there is no link between testosterone and “hotness”. “We found that a man’s weight serves as a better indicator of the relationship between immune response and attractiveness than masculinity does,” University of Pretoria researcher Vinet Coetzee told…
  • Online Dating Part III – Writing the Best Online Dating Profile

    Stacie Davis
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    Intimidated by writing an online dating profile?   What you say matters, but it’s not as hard as you think.       An online profile is unlike any type of writing you learned in school.   Good writing structure and grammar are important, but the ultimate goal is to make an impression on someone you haven’t met yet.  This requires more skill than a traditional writing endeavor. In the prior article – How to Get Your Online Profile Noticed -  we outlined secrets that will help attract potential matches to your profile.  Now, we will piggy-back off…
  • Worst Case Scenarios for Low Self-Esteem – Colorado Movie Massacre

    Megan Meade
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:01 pm
      How does a clean-cut, PhD student commit one of the worst massacres in U.S. history?     It hasn’t taken long for pundits to assign scapegoats…   Gun Control Movie Theater Security Violence in Movies   Improvements in these areas may be warranted, but are these the REAL problem??? Didn’t humans participate in violent atrocities long before guns and movies? Archaeologists have found ancient graveyards that revealed over half the bodies died from some form of violence. Entire civilizations and cultures have been obliterated by massacres in the…
  • Mastering Small Talk – Part I

    Megan Meade
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:51 am
    Picking the right place to meet people is important. However, no matter where you go…certain tips will maximize your success.     In Best Places to Meet People Part I and Part II, we went over many different places to meet people and the various advantages/disadvantages. After reading these articles, you should be able to evaluate almost any place for its POTENTIAL to meet the right people for YOU. In subsequent articles, we have been offering helpful tips to enhance your chances for meeting people regardless of where you go. In this article, we discuss the critical moments…
  • When to Change Your Facebook Relationship Status

    Megan Meade
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:39 pm
      Your Facebook profile is a commercial for YOU!!!         A recent survey on Mashables (link) asked about when you should change your relationship status on Facebook. It’s fun to read, but YOUR decision should NOT be influenced by a survey. Here are some tips though: Talk about it in ADVANCE with your significant other. Think about the worse case scenario. (Are you OK with the embarrassment of changing it back if you break-up.) What are your motivations for publicly changing your status? Remember…you don’t HAVE to display your relationship status at…
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    Total Film News

  • Wesley Snipes returning to Blade franchise?

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:50 am
    New Line's planned revival of the Blade franchise could be about to receive a massive boost, with reports claiming that Wesley Snipes is set to agree a return to the series' title role. According to The Daily News, Snipes is close to agreeing a return to the vampire-filled action saga, continuing the actor's comeback following his two-and-a-half-year spell in prison. Having recently appeared in The Expendables 3, Snipes is keen to reestablish his action credentials, even if at 51 years of age, he would certainly be on the older end of the superhero spectrum. "I’d love to get back in the…
  • New TV spot lands for Big Hero 6: watch now

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:42 pm
    Big Hero 6 has released a new TV spot to coincide with the end of the school holidays, in which cuddly robot Baymax offers a word of comfort to returning pupils (and teachers) everywhere. “You will be alright,” intones the robot, soothingly. “There, there”. We’d imagine there are more than a few people who could do with hearing that this week! Meanwhile, there are a couple of new snippets of footage in the ultra-brief spot, including Baymax’s adorable attempts to get to grips with a football… Take a look at the new spot, below… The new film will follow the adventures of teen…
  • Liam Neeson would reprise Ra’s al Ghul role “in a heartbeat”

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Liam Neeson has been discussing the part of Ra’s al Ghul, newly announced as the primary villain in the next series of Arrow, and would be open to reprising the role should the chance come his way. No official casting has been announced as yet, but when Neeson was asked by MTV whether he would consider it, the star was unequivocal in his enthusiasm… “No, I haven't, I haven't at all,” said Neeson, when asked whether he had been contacted by the show. “I would, in a heartbeat, if it came my way, yeah, very much so.” And even if the call doesn’t come, Neeson still has some advice…
  • New trailer arrives for Shaun The Sheep: watch now

    31 Aug 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Aardman Animation has released a new trailer for Shaun The Sheep, in which the titular critter finds himself amongst the bright lights of the big city. Shaun and the rest of the flock have gone walkabouts from their farm, you see, only to discover that city living is a lot scarier than they might have imagined. And when the hard-ass warden of the city’s animal shelter gets wind of the flock’s presence, it isn’t long before Shaun and co. find themselves in real danger. Take a look at the new trailer, below… While this latest trailer doesn’t go too deep into the plot beyond the basic…
  • Charlie Hunnam to star in Escape From New York remake?

    31 Aug 2014 | 10:53 pm
    We haven’t heard anything about the proposed Escape From New York remake for a little while, but that could be about to change in the wake of some new casting rumours. According to Starlog, Silver Pictures and StudioCanal are looking to secure a leading man to play Snake Plissken, with Charlie Hunnam currently sitting pretty at the top of their list. Hunnam is reportedly the number one choice, although Jon Bernthal and Dan Stevens are also being considered as alternatives, given that Hunnam’s schedule could potentially pose a problem. Meanwhile, the report claims that this new version of…
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  • #Lootcrate August 2014 (Heroes): Bonus Digital Loot

    Michael Tresca, Sci-Fi Movie Examiner
    30 Aug 2014 | 2:02 am
    Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month’s theme was heroes, which is even broader than last month's villains theme...
  • #Lootcrate August 2014 (Heroes): Chimichang'Os Magnet

    Michael Tresca, Sci-Fi Movie Examiner
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month’s theme was heroes, which is even broader than last month's villains theme...
  • #Lootcrate August 2014 (Heroes): Shoe Lightning Bolts

    Michael Tresca, Sci-Fi Movie Examiner
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month’s theme was heroes, which is even broader than last month's villains theme...
  • Face Off: season 7, episode 6 - Wizard of Wonderland

    Michael Tresca, Sci-Fi Movie Examiner
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Last night's episode takes place in Sony Pictures Studios' back lot, featuring a giant rainbow and a crazy tea party. The team challenge involves a twist on the Wizard of Oz: they must reimagine a character from...
  • #Lootcrate August 2014 (Heroes): Sonic Air Freshner

    Michael Tresca, Sci-Fi Movie Examiner
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:01 am
    Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month’s theme was heroes, which is even broader than last month's villains theme...
 
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    Outdoor-Movies.com

  • 10th anniversary of the Traverse City Film Festival

    Alyssa Hollander
    5 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    2014 marks the 10-year anniversary of one of Outdoor Movies’ largest and most prestigious events, the Traverse City Film Festival. Each year, Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore brings the festival to his hometown of Traverse City, MI for a week of entertaining and enlightening films. This year, the festival ran from July 29 through August 3. The most successful year to date, more than 130,000 people attended, with three-quarters of the screenings being completely sold out. The non-profit event infused culture into the resort region and aided in the reconstruction of historic…
  • New and improved projectors

    Alyssa Hollander
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:54 pm
    While inflatable movie screens are our claim to fame, Outdoor Movies has a vast supply of projection solutions for both indoor and outdoor use. We have long been dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality and most reliable products on the market, but this time we have taken a step further. We’d like to introduce our newest additions to the Projectors section of our website. This update includes our full lineup of high definition outdoor movie projectors, as well as the selection of Digital Cinema projectors available for permanent installation indoors. The newest high…
  • Which spare parts do you need?

    Alyssa Hollander
    26 Jun 2014 | 1:41 pm
    It is always a good idea to have back up equipment for your outdoor movie theater system. Better safe than sorry, right? We can never fully rely on electronics, so it’s best to have the proper spare parts so you never miss a show. When Outdoor Movies handles event production, we make sure to bring a back up for every piece of equipment at the site. Our recommendation is to have an extra projector, blower, speaker and various cables. It is best to have these ready to go, to make for seamless transitions in the case of technical malfunctions. Lets start with the projector. For Outdoor…
  • Maui Film Festival is underway

    Alyssa Hollander
    6 Jun 2014 | 8:34 am
    The 15th annual Maui Film Festival is well underway, with tonight being the midpoint of the star-studded event. Actresses Lupita Nyong’o, Emma Roberts and Evan Rachel Wood are among others the on the festival’s high-profile attendance list. The event began on Wednesday, June 4 with fundraisers, panels, receptions and more. It will come to a close this Sunday, June 8 with exciting entertainment and parties that make the festival one to remember. Throughout the long weekend, viewers have the opportunity to see 35 features and 18 short films. We especially love this festival because it…
  • Where to place your stakes

    Alyssa Hollander
    30 May 2014 | 9:02 am
    You’ve bought your inflatable movie screen or theater system, and now you’re ready to test it out.  The first step is choosing the perfect spot to set up you’re screen.  The next step is deciding the most efficient way to secure it. Proper anchor points are instrumental to the durability of your screen and safety of anyone who may come in to contact with it.  Whether it be the people setting up the screen or you’re audience members, misplaced stakes or ballasts can be incredibly dangerous. To secure your AIRSCREEN inflatable movie screen, you will need four ground anchor points. …
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    Grumo Media

  • New Grumo: Tagspire

    Miguel Hernandez
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Animated demo video produced by Grumo Media. Client Testimonial Miguel… Just wanted to thank you personally for such great work. We are all very happy with the finished product and I have the utmost confidence that it produce a great buzz for our launch and onward! I look forward to working with you again soon. Lastly, we will certainly keep up our promotion of your firm and have nothing but the best things to say! - Karim Hijazi - Tagspire CEO Video Script Your passions, the stuff you love, to buy, talk about, review, and post not only can get you attention from your followers, friends,…
  • FrogQuest demo video by Grumo Student – Chris Geirman

    Miguel Hernandez
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Chris Geirman took the Grumo animation course and produced this awesome explainer for his startup FrogQuest. Chris shares with us how was his experience producing his first demo video ever: Hey Miguel, Thanks for the high-spirited well wishes. It was actually a really fun project, and you gave me the confidence (and the know how) to tackle it. It took me about 7 weeks from the time I started writing the script to final version, where one week was writing the script, one week to finalize the voiceover, and the rest was animation time. I hired 3 voiceover actors off of Fiverr before I found my…
  • X.IO by Otoy

    Miguel Hernandez
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:10 am
    Animated explainer video produced by Grumo Media. You have an amazing desktop application. Trouble is… it’s only on the desktop.. and your competition; they’re in the cloud. So basically your amazing software is consistently losing out to inferior products. And this just, well, sucks for business. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just take your application and put it everywhere? Well, now you can...with X.IO - offering Windows desktop applications, just like yours, the ability to stream seamlessly from the cloud with no drop in performance, or any major application redevelopment…
  • New Grumo: Cloudstead

    Miguel Hernandez
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:53 am
    Product demo video produced by Grumo Media. You use the Internet for just about everything. Email. Calendar Appointments. Sharing files. Browsing the web. Just about everything. And all of that data, YOUR DATA, is stored in a cloud. These clouds are owned by giant companies, which means your data, is their data. And so they sell it… …to advertisers, employers, and government agencies. Or sleazy ad networks who are happy to sell it to the highest bidder. Then there are the Internet bandits and identity thieves, who just steal it. If you were a giant corporation with billions of dollars,…
  • New Grumo: Larky

    Miguel Hernandez
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:52 am
    Product demo video by Grumo Media. The average person belongs to 18 different membership and loyalty programs. And most of them offer perks and discounts, saving you about a thousand dollars or more every year. Pretty sweet, right? Truth is.. you almost never get these discounts. Why? You don’t know about them. And if you do, keeping track of them all is a ton of work or you simply forget to use them. But that money IS yours. So go get it, with Larky.. a free web and mobile tool that helps you get all the discounts deserve. And it does the heavy lifting for you. Larky keeps track of the…
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    Media Geeks

  • Haunted Hayride 2014 Preview

    Ryan S. Davis
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Last year, Media-Geeks visited the Haunted Hayride in Los Angeles.  The review is here, but in a nutshell, it’s a great environment, a worthy addition to local Halloween festivities, and has a ton of room for improvement.  This year, the organizers are promising just that, as they announce the new and improved Haunted Hayride:  Echoes from the Rift. Besides the updated hayride itself, there will be 2 new mazes in addition to the returning dark maze that was a highlight last year.  Plus some mysterious attractions, like a “40-foot long Leviathan” and the “FIRST sway…
  • Maleficent

    Christopher Kirkman
    3 Jun 2014 | 12:36 pm
    2014′s summer movie offerings are just getting their start, so bring out the critiques! Disney’s entry continues their recent tradition of taking a time-honored classic animated feature and turning it into a live-action/CGI amalgamation that is sure to intrigue the millions who grew up with the original film. Maleficent casts Angelina Jolie as the title villain, known to just about every man, woman and child as the evil sorceress who curses Sleeping Beauty, transforms into a green-fire breathing dragon and is ultimately defeated by Prince Philip. But that’s not what happens…
  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Ryan S. Davis
    2 Jun 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Several times now, I’ve heard Edge of Tomorrow described as the action version of Groundhog Day.  While that might be a good way to describe the movie quickly to someone who hasn’t heard of it, it does a disservice to an original and exciting movie.  For me, Edge of Tomorrow is so far the best movie of the summer and it deserves more careful consideration than a comparison to a 20-year old comedy. I am generally not a big fan of Tom Cruise, and he’s all over the advertising for this movie.  He always seems smug and too cool in his roles.  This time around, he’s…
  • Escape from the Haunted Ship

    Ryan S. Davis
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Everyone has at least heard of a scavenger hunt; most have even participated in at least one.  What if a scavenger hunt added a fun theme and instead of finding objects, you had to find answers to riddles and puzzles?  Such an experience exists!  Commonly called a “puzzle hunt,” this activity is a great experience for those who enjoy mental thrills. Escape from the Haunted Ship is the second Los Angeles experience from the Real Escape Game company, and after experiencing it, this author is kicking himself for not signing up for the first one.  Real Escape Game is relatively…
  • Best Picture Nominee Round-Up

    Ryan S. Davis
    20 Jan 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Since I have fortunately seen all of the newly-announced Academy Award Best Picture nominees, and since many of them did not get their own review, I am going to provide a short, one-paragraph review for all nine nominees in alphabetical order. 12 Years A Slave: Excellent acting and a powerful story.  I don’t know if it’s the best movie about slavery ever, which is one thing I’ve heard others say.  It shows how bad slavery is, of course…but so have plenty of other films.  My biggest complaint is that for a movie with a time frame in the title, you get no sense of how…
 
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    DvdReleases.org

  • Horns

    elin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:37 am
    Daniel Radcliffe stars in this twisted new thriller, based on the best-selling book by Joe Hill. Blamed for the murder of his girlfriend, Ignatius Perrish (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find he’s grown a pair of horns. Armed with new supernatural powers, he sets out to find the true killer.
  • Camp X-Ray

    elin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots. But she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay instead, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one Read the Rest »
  • Mas Negro Que La Noche

    elin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    An update of the legendary 1975 Mexican classic horror film, Más Negro Qué La Noche tells the story of Greta (Zuria Vega), a beautiful young woman whose eccentric aunt passes away leaving her a large, once opulent mansion. When Greta moves in with her friends (Josemaria Torre, Miguel Rodarte, Adriana Louvier) she discovers that she Read the Rest »
  • The Better Angels

    elin
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Indiana, 1817. The entire nation, only 40 years old and a few years removed from a second war of independence, is raw. Men, women, and children alike must battle nature and disease to survive in remote log cabins. This is young Abraham Lincoln’s world. Spanning three years of the future president’s childhood, The Better Angels Read the Rest »
  • The Way He Looks

    elin
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.
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    Obsessed Magazine » Film & Animation

  • Who We’d Cast in Martin Scorsese’s The Ramones Movie

    Meets Obsession
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    So if you haven’t heard yet, Martin Scorsese is making a bipoic about the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band on earth, The Ramones.  Although there is no news  on production or release dates, the possibilities alone excites us. Really, if a movie were made about The Ramones, we’d want it to be directed by the great Martin Scorsese. Then we started thinking, who would Scorsese cast? Our excitement soon turned into horror as we imagined Martin Scorses’s favorite muse, Leonardo DiCaprio, acting in a role as Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee or Tommy…or any part, for that matter.  Not to say that…
  • #FILM: The Big Deal About the Oddball Indie Film, “Frank”

    Israel Daramola
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    THE WHO Michael Fassbender, Domhnal Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scoot McNairy in a film by Lenny Abrahamson. THE WHAT Frank is an oddball comedy about a young struggling musician named Jon (Gleeson) who joins an eccentric band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank (Fassbender) and his terrifying sidekick, Clara (Gyllenhaal). Jon ingratiates himself with the band as they retreat to a cabin in the woods to record an album and grows enamored with Frank’s unique musical sensibilities and odd behavior, such as wearing a giant fake head and making seemingly purposefully off-putting…
  • David Lynch Made a Wonderfully Weird Video for Christian Louboutin

    Meets Obsession
    8 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    Film director David Lynch has directed a video for the debut of Christian Louboutin’s line of $50 nail polishes, and it’s just as weird as we thought it would be. The video, which looks like a surreal Salvador Dali painting coming to life, boasts a signature Louboutin stiletto that transforms into the top of a nail lacquer bottle. There are images of white castles made of weapon-like stilettos spikes, trippy nail polish bottles floating from the sky and, of course, abrupt visions of fingernails that are painted in the classic red Louboutin polish.  The 51-second video is wonderful,…
  • #FILM: The Big Deal About the James Brown Biopic, “Get on Up”

    Israel Daramola
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    Chadwick Boseman, Nelson Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Jill Scott, Craig Robinson and Octavia Spencer in a film directed by Tate Taylor. Based on the life story of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, the film gives a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of the man behind the legend–from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. I’ll say this about “Get On Up”:  it’s ambitious. A PG-13 film, produced by Brian Grazer and directed by Tate Taylor (“The Help”), about the life James Brown…
  • #FILM: The Big Deal About Linklater’s 12-Years-In-the-Making Drama, “Boyhood”

    Israel Daramola
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Lorelei Linklater and Ethan Hawke in a film by Richard Linklater. The film tells a story of a young boy dealing with a fractured family and the angst of adolescence over the course of twelve years, from age 6 to age 18. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” is sweeping and sporadic, jumping from year to year sometimes in a blur; much like the act of growing up itself. “Boyhood” tells the story of the evolution of Mason, Jr (Ellar Coltrane) over a 12 year period, starting from age 6 and going on until he hits 18. The film was shot over a 12…
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    Budomate.com - Martial Arts Movie News

  • Mystic Blade by Don Ferguson

    Budomate
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Indican Pictures presents the DVD for 2013′s thai martal arts film Mystic Blade. Pre-order DVD on Amazon. Plot: Sam is a killer by trade, a former assassin who was part of a group known as the Shadow Syndicate whose business is death. But when Sam falls in love with a beautiful Thai girl (Mali) he […]
  • Gary Daniels’ Misfire

    Budomate
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Check out the new trailer for Gary Daniels‘ Misfire movie. Seems to waiting time of fans of Gary Daniels is finally paid off, his new film Misfire is close to release. This is the second Mexican related movie after Bullpen Fight Club from director R. Ellis Frazier who this time sees Daniels opening a can […]
  • Donnie Yen’s Iceman 3D

    Budomate
    29 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    Check out a new trailer for The Iceman 3D that will be having a limited theatrical release in US on September 19th, 2014. After opening in theatres on April 25, Iceman 3D has brought in almost 70 million RMB in sales. However, public opinion about the film differs wildly, with some viewers panning the unsatisfactory […]
  • Rurouni Kenshin Trilogy

    Budomate
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, has had a stellar run between its film festival appearance in Montreal for Fantasia 2014, as well as in Japan where it sold over six-hundred thousand tickets on the weekend of August 1, becoming Japan’s biggest weekend opener of the year. Warner Bros has a new trailer for the forthcoming finale, […]
  • Garuda 7 must deal with a deadly syndicate

    Budomate
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Garuda 7 is a new Indonesian martial arts film directed by Baf Sjamsuddin, whose camera credits include Once Upon a Time in China 2 and 3. John Ladalski is the fight coordinator who worked on Jackie Chan’s Armour of God, Death Cage and Kickboxer. The film stars Barry Prima, Dan Chupong, George Rudy, Mark Dacascos, […]
 
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    GoldDerby

  • Ultimate Emmy slugfest: Did homophobia bash 'Normal Heart' and Matt Bomer?

    sitemail@goldderby.com
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    War is raging across Gold Derby over whether homophobia robbed "The Normal Heart," Matt Bomer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and others of deserved Emmy wins. I say that the answer is obviously  "yes!" and I fume about it in my article "Why the Emmys bitch-slapped 'The Normal Heart.'"  That piece builds upon the arguments laid out by Wayman Wong in his own article -- "Did homophobia crush 'The Normal Heart' at the Emmys?"  -BREAK- However, legions of our users disagree in the forums where the clash gets nasty.  But nobody has gotten more furious than I did when I watched three…
  • Can Telluride sensation 'Foxcatcher' pin down Oscars?

    sitemail@goldderby.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:31 am
    Nearly four months after captivating Cannes, Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" made its American debut with a sensational screening at the Telluride film festival. Miller, who claimed the Best Director prize at Cannes, is a strong contender already in our Oscar odds. He is the pick of five of our 15 Experts and ranks second to Richard Linklater ("Boyhood") in our overall odds.  -BREAK- It is never too early to dish the Oscars Join the red-hot debate in our fiery forums right now And Steve Carell -- who plays schizophrenic millionaire John du Pont who murders one of the two brothers…
  • Will 'Birdman' fly at Oscars after taking Telluride by storm?

    sitemail@goldderby.com
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:42 am
    The roar of approval that greeted "Birdman" when it had its world premiere at the Venice filmfest on Wednesday was echoed eight time zones away in Telluride when screened to a SRO crowd on Saturday. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu 's savvy satire of showbiz now looks like a lock for Best Picture and Director, ranking fourth in both categories on our prediction charts.  -BREAK- It is never too early to dish the Oscars Join the red-hot debate in our fiery forums right now Expect Michael Keaton to earn his first Oscar nomination for his change of pace performance as a faded film…
  • 5 reasons why 'Guardians of the Galaxy' should enter comedy categories at Golden Globes

    sitemail@goldderby.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Comic book movies never get their due at awards shows. While some argue that there's a bias against such films, I counter that there's never been a comic book movie good enough to compete alongside your average awards darlings. Until now. "Guardians of the Galaxy" has the cachet, the industry support and the production values to merit top kudos from the Oscars. One of the first steps on the road to Oscardom is breaking through at the Golden Globes, and "Guardians" has a leg up there on the competition because there's a whole slew of categories just waiting to be filled out: the comedy/musical…
  • Our Editors post-Emmys slugfest: Highlights, low points and crystal-balling [Video]

    sitemail@goldderby.com
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Now that the dust has settled on the Emmys, Gold Derby Editors Matt Noble, Charles Bright and Ralph Galvan joined me for one last slugfest to wrap things up in a neat little bow. Watch below as we dish the highlights and lowlights of this awardsfest and preview the upcoming Golden Globe and SAG Awards and even next year's Emmys. -BREAK- It is never too early to dish the Golden Globes and SAG Awards Join the red-hot debate in our fiery forums right now We all agreed that many of the night's big winners, like five-time Best Comedy Series champ "Modern Family" and repeat Best Drama Series winner…
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    CinemaFunk

  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    aaron
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Guardians of the Galaxy is among the many lesser-known Marvel properties and now it too has its own film adaptation. Since the series exists somewhat outside the Avengers and Spider-man franchises, this new world offers a fresh canvas compared to the tired superhero action genre, but the tricks and wonder are all the same. Exhibiting an unabashed sense of humor beyond structurally imperative comedic-relief, Guardians features the same cosmic rough-and-tumble as the X-Men and Iron Man action that becomes difficult to follow.
  • Starvecrow

    aaron
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Self-professed voyeur, Ben, captures his life on camera, as do all his friends. He admits he’s hacked into his friend’s videos and even CCTV systems and cobbles together a series of fragmented vignettes portraying the demons he and his friends harbor. Ben also visits a therapist who objects to Ben filming their session, however, but he does it anyway. It becomes clear that Ben, and perhaps even his friends, want to be the stars of their own films. The final result reveals how these characters’ lives have become interwoven into a thematic narrative.
  • Boyhood

    aaron
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:14 am
    Series of films portraying a single character’s life during different time periods is nothing new to cinema. Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, however, crafts a singular narrative about a young boy from kindergarten to his first weekend in college, and was produced for just a handful of days each year for twelve years. This production method required faith in the crew and a disciplined approach to keep the project alive, a concept that is truly visible in the film’s storyline.
  • The Conspiracy

    aaron
    13 Aug 2014 | 9:06 pm
    The shouting matches and the vociferous activism of conspiracy theorists tend to fall on deaf ears. It’s not that they are wrong; it’s that their ideas and links are so far-fetched or conflicting that they themselves appear legitimately crazy. The Conspiracy takes all those crack-pot theories and myths of American secret societies and New World Orders and melds them into a faux-documentary that is suspenseful, captivating, and even somewhat revelatory, whether you truly buy into these theories or just find them slightly entertaining.
  • A Most Wanted Man

    aaron
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Spy thrillers are bound to become more complex with the NSA leaks uncovering a massive global surveillance system, and A Most Wanted Man is perhaps the first film to take a crack at it. Adapted from John le Carré’s eponymous novel, A Most Wanted Man extends the spy genre enough so that it’s original, but not to the point where it’s unrecognizable.
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    Deadbolt » Movies

  • Sin City – a Dame to Kill for: More of the Same or Something New?

    Chris D'souza
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    The original Sin City stormed into theatres leaving a lasting impression on comic book fans and audiences alike. Sin City – A Dame to Kill For carries forward Frank Miller’s world of noir pulp adventures. The film will hit the theatres on 22nd August. It is expected to outdo its prequel as many people are looking forward to reliving the experience they got from the first movie. The movie is based on interrelated episodes taken from the original comics written by Frank Miller. Marv (Mickey Rourke) is back in action and keeps a constant eye on exotic dancer Nancy Callahan (Jessica…
  • Let’s Be Cops – a Drunken Frat Boy Comedy

    Chris D'souza
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Some of the best comedies ever made have been based on characters working in law enforcement. Hot Fuzz, Beverly Hill Cops and Police Academy are a few of the instant classics that are excellent examples of what a cop movie should be all about. On the other hand, Let’s Be Cops is a disastrous attempt at recreating that humor. Even though it tries to be like those classics, it falls flat. The story revolves around Ryan (Jake Johnson) and Justin (Damon Wayans). Just like any friends, they like to drink and go out for karaoke. However, they are unhappy at being unable to make it big in LA.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy – a Risky Premise That Pays Off

    Chris D'souza
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    Guardians of the Galaxy is the highly anticipated blockbuster to be released this month. The film has been appreciated by critics and fans alike. The movie is an extension of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, following in the footsteps Joss Whedon’s The Avengers and is to be released on the 1st of August with a budget of $170 million. The movie begins with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) looking to steal a mysterious orb on an abandoned planet. The orb possesses unimaginable power. Star-Lord is targeted by a dangerous war criminal named Ronan the Accuser (Lee Pace) along with his former partner…
  • Wish I Was Here: a Crowd-Funded Comedy

    Chris D'souza
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Garden State was actor-director Zack Braff’s first feature, and after a 10-year gap comes his crowd-funded second feature Wish I Was Here. The movie is co-written by Zach with his brother Adam. When the film was stuck in a rut because of funding issues, Braff turned to his fan base and launched a campaign on Kickstarter. It took all of 48 hours for the campaign to reach its goal and Zach Braff had the money he needed to make his movie the way he wants. The onetime star of the popular TV series Scrubs, Braff plays an LA-based dad and husband, Aidan Bloom, who fails to fulfill his dream…
  • Video Games: a Movie That Takes Gaming Fans on a Trip Down Memory Lane

    Chris D'souza
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:29 pm
    ‘Video Games: the Movie’ brings a flashback of gaming memories. It is a documentary of the origins of the gaming industry. From games of the SEGA and Nintendo to modern consoles like Xbox and Playstation, the movie is truly a nostalgic treat. Most of the film spins back and forth between a 3D timeline of developments in the gaming industry and checks off the arrival of new companies, consoles, and games. From the introduction of gaming, where games like Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat, Tomb Raider, Doom, and Myst were all the rage, and then on to various computer…
 
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    Androidのアプリがすごい件について

  • スマホの乗っ取り事件が流行っている?

    admin
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:59 pm
    同じスマートフォンでも、AndroidとiPhoneはやっぱり大きく異なります。 一番大きいのは、iPhoneはセキュリティが強いってことですかね。 ウイルスにかかったりはもちろん滅多にないですし、その辺に落ちている個人製作の一般アプリはダウンロードできません。 逆に不便といえば不便ですが、安心は出来ますね笑 一方Androidはよりパソコンに近いので、Flashも見れますし、個人サイトからアプリのダウンロードなども出来ます。…
  • スマホのアプリって本当どんどん進化してますよね!

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    最近のアプリが色々とスゴすぎて\(^O^)/ スマホのアプリって本当どんどん進化してますよね?! ゲームはもちろん、ビジネスで使える便利アプリやこれなにに使うのっていう変なアプリ、 コミュニケーションアプリにペットアプリだったり、音楽アプリ、 ちょっと怪しい危ないアプリとか、毎日新着が上がるほどで、凄さを実感してます!! 最近ではパソコンと連動して使うものやリモート機能のあるものまで!…
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    So Good It's Awesome

  • Sword Art Online (2013) - First Impressions

    Bobby Brake
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:22 pm
    LLCoolK in actionDespite how much I have professed my love for Neon Genesis Evangelion, I have still been quite reticent to do a full-dive into the world of anime.  Oh sure, I've watched a few episodes of the silly shows on Netflix like Rosario + Vampire and Fairy Tale (for clarification, both were funny and entertaining), but something has always been holding me back from getting completely into anime.Maybe it's because I don't particularly like reading subtitles, so all anime I watch will be English-dubbed.  And RIGHT there, I just lost pretty much everyone.  Or maybe…
  • Howl's Moving Castle (2004) - Review

    Bobby Brake
    5 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    Howl's Moving Castle is an animated film directed by the acclaimed Hayao Miyazaki, based off of a novel of the same name.  Not being an expert of anime (my knowledge pretty much extends to Evangelion and Evangelion alone), I'm not sure how this fits into his filmography.  From what I've read, this isn't one of his better films.  I can't speak for this, as the only other Miyazaki film I've seen at the time of writing this is Spirited Away (also a great movie).  But what I can speak for is that both Spirited and this film are some of the most beautifully nuanced and…
  • The Possession (2012) - Review

    Bobby Brake
    23 Jun 2014 | 3:13 pm
    You have something on your face.Possession movies are kind of done.  I mean, after The Exorcist... where can you possibly go?  I guess my question has already been answered: The Exorcism of Emily Rose, The Last Exorcism, Paranormal Activity, The Conjuring, etc.  With a few exceptions (The Conjuring being a major one), most possession films feel very samey and played out.  Is The Possession (nice title, guys) one of those exceptions?Not quite.  Almost.Right away, the movie hits you hard with a cold open, and you can tell that it's something kind of different.  The…
  • Pitch Perfect (2012) - Review

    Bobby Brake
    13 Jun 2014 | 1:37 pm
    You know those movies that seem like they're designed solely to grate on your nerves?  This is one of those movies for me.  Following in the wake of the incredibly successful Glee, Pitch Perfect attempts to songify college in the same way that Glee songifies high school.Okay, Glee sucks.  There, I said it.  Not a controversial opinion by this point, but it still needs to be said.  So how do you think this fares?  Hint: not too well.  This movie is obnoxious through and through.Good night, everyone!Really?  You need more?Anna Kendrick, you get out of…
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - Review

    Bobby Brake
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:37 am
    The X-Men franchise has had a hell of a bunch of ups and downs.  The first two installments hold up pretty well and are still entertaining, if slightly dated.  The third film was never good and certainly isn't now.  After that, the series got weird and started going in a bunch of different directions, with varying results.  X-Men Origins: Wolverine was hilariously bad, X-Men First Class was also pretty lackluster (suffering from a lot of the same goofiness that Origins did), but the followup sequel to Origins, simply titled The Wolverine, was a marked improvement.  So…
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    The Cult of Matt and Mark

  • 132 The Passion of the Christ

    18 Aug 2014 | 7:31 am
    Matt and Mark are going on a summer hiatus, but will be back mid-to-late September for our Halloween run-up horror-a-thon. To tide you over, we review the Mel Gibson film The Passion of the Christ. Beloved by the devout, it's time for the atheists perspective. And it cannot be denied, TPOTC is a flat-out good film, regardless of its two-millennium of baggage. Matt takes a psychological perspective while Mark provides the Christian context. A film that is guilty by association, it deserves an honest viewing, even by the most cynical and critical among us. And the South Park guys can go hang.
  • 131 Stranger Than Paradise

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:28 pm
    Matt and Mark review the Jim Jarmusch indie darling Stranger Than Paradise. A film ahead of its time, it manages to capture the Kurouac feel despite its early 80's setting. Speaking to the aimless twenty somethings, there's a lot to relate to. Unfortunately in Jarmusch's endeavor, this atmosphere seems to come at the expense of plot and theme. What is this movie about? Not sure. Although, I'm sure Jim Jarmusch would retort in an ironic hipster quip that would leave you defenseless.Download: 113 Stranger Than Paradise
  • 130 Escape from New York

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:05 pm
    The third and final review of the John Carpenter/Kurt Russell trilogy, this week we discuss Escape from New York. Mark's virgin viewing coupled with Matt's nostalgia result in contrary opinions. Does Escape from New York really not work? Does its unique premise and the quintessential movie anti-hero Snake Plissken override some of its more 2D performances? It's hard to say. But one could argue if it really matters in the end. One thing we do learn watching Escape, is that the rumors of Snake Plissken's premature demise may have been greatly exaggerated.Download: 130 Escape from New York
  • 129 This is Spinal Tap

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Let's turn this up to 11! Matt and Mark have come to the realization that it's a challenge to review comedies properly, and Spinal Tap is no different. But we give it a go, and as such, end up rambling quite a bit. Perhaps more tangential than usually, on this podcast we try to probe the cliched and spoof-worthy realm of heavy metal pop music, a comedy rich landscape. Spinal Tap holds a mirror up to the self-indulgent adolescent rocker, and no matter how close it hits to home, bands to this day continue to indulge the silliness. Just as rock will never die, neither will Spinal…
  • 128 Full Metal Jacket

    13 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
     Does Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket romanticize war? Is it possible to make a war movie that doesn't? An interesting two-part film, Kubrick builds a loose narrative from vignette's that don't necessarily speak to one overriding theme. But one doesn't watch FMJ to hammer home the "war is bad" narrative, you watch it for its dark humor, you watch it for its quips, character sketches, and dialogue, and you watch it because its evocative. "Get some!"Download:  128 Full Metal Jacket
 
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  • Box Office: September Preview – Dolphins, Boxtrolls, a Maze and The Equalizer

    Alex
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    September is decidedly less eventful than August was, offering only a few standout titles for what will probably be a quiet month at the box office. September starts with The Identical on the 5th, a drama starring Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta. It’s looking at maybe $2 or 3 million opening weekend and a $6 […] Read Box Office: September Preview – Dolphins, Boxtrolls, a Maze and The Equalizer on Filmonic.
  • A Singing Volcano in the Teaser for Pixar’s LAVA

    Alex
    29 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    LAVA is a short that will be seen in 2015 in front of Pixar’s next feature animation, Inside Out. It’s sort of a musical love story between two volcanoes, spanning millions of years. It’s absolutely incredible how Pixar can make you smile at the sight of a volcano and a testament to their talent. LAVA […] Read A Singing Volcano in the Teaser for Pixar’s LAVA on Filmonic.
  • Seventh Son is Still a Thing and I Have a New Trailer to Prove It

    Alex
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Seventh Son is  fantasy epic initially scheduled to open February 2013, then it was pushed to October 2013, then January 2014, then it changed distributors and now we should be catching it next year in February, maybe, probably, we’ll see. I think the only reason this is still getting a theatrical release is because Universal […] Read Seventh Son is Still a Thing and I Have a New Trailer to Prove It on Filmonic.
  • Box Office: Top 10 Most Successful Found Footage Movies

    Alex
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    It was an interesting concept 15 years ago, maybe a cool gimmick 6 year ago, but now found-footage turns people off much more than on. That doesn’t seem to stop Hollywood from pumping out even more, with the latest one being horror As Above, So Below. We looked at the top 10 highest grossing found […] Read Box Office: Top 10 Most Successful Found Footage Movies on Filmonic.
  • As Above, So Below Red Band Trailer and Featurette

    Alex
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:27 am
    As Above, So Below is a found-footage flick (I probably lost a few of you already) about a group of archeologists  who will have to face their worst nightmares on a hellish journey beneath the streets of Paris, in the labyrinth of catacombs found there. The catacombs beneath Paris are basically a gigantic underground graveyard, […] Read As Above, So Below Red Band Trailer and Featurette on Filmonic.
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  • Viewer Vomit #11: The Devil Within Her

    Ryne Barber
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Viewer Vomit is a film club series; each installment features a review from myself as well as links to others who have reviewed the same film. If you would like to be included, please comment with a link to your review, email it to me at rynepbarber@gmail.com, or send it to the Facebook page and I will add it to this post. The beautiful Joan Collins is the headliner in this highly derivative devil-baby film from 1975; it’s also known as I Don’t Want to Be Born and Sharon’s Baby (though the protagonist’s name is Lucy, so I’m not quite sure how that title works…
  • Aftermath (2014) | Movie Review

    Ryne Barber
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:57 am
    Also known as Remnants, Aftermath finds a group of survivors attempting to make it through a nuclear apocalypse without succumbing to the effects of radiation poisoning or being killed by wandering, mentally unstable radiation victims. Its setup is incredibly familiar, and the moments of dread are at first clouded by the expectation that a zombie will come stumbling out of the fallout. But as the film continues, it begins to delve deeper into the psyches of those survivors who hole up in a basement for nearly a month, hoping that the government will come to save them. The first half hour…
  • Afterlife with Archie #6 by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla | Comic Review

    Ryne Barber
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:29 am
    Afterlife with Archie starts a new arc in issue #6 titled “Betty: R.I.P.”, and interestingly enough there’s not really any Betty to speak of. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa takes a break from the zombie adventures of “Escape from Riverdale” to focus on Sabrina after she was sent to the Nether-Realm for bringing Jughead’s dog Hot Dog back to life. For those wondering whatever happened to Sabrina, Afterlife with Archie #6 has got you covered – it’s an entire issue devoted to her, and also H.P. Lovecraft. What’s striking about this deviation from…
  • Halloween 2014: Four Weeks of Shrieks info and call to action!

    Ryne Barber
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:01 am
    A few months ago I announced that I was going to do something different this year for Halloween. Instead of doing the regular Halloween Fifteen with horror movie reviews (like always), this time I’m working towards a mega-Halloween celebration known as the Four Weeks of Shrieks. This is an event that is open to bloggers and sometimes-writers, a collaboration of everyone who loves to write about horror. I will be doing my own work as well, but I want Four Weeks of Shrieks to encompass all of the blogosphere. The Four Weeks will be comprised of: 1. Witches 2. Werewolves 3. Vampires 4.
  • The Noose: Saw gets another theatrical release for 10th anniversary

    Ryne Barber
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:50 pm
    It’s been four years since the last Saw ritually ripped into cinemas for Halloween. This year, Saw makes its return, although not with another sequel. Instead, the original Saw will get another theatrical run this October for its 10th anniversary. Has it really only been 10 years since the first Saw came out? I guess it has, but it feels very short because of all those sequels. Lionsgate is hoping to get fans out to the theater once again for James Wan and Leigh Whannell’s cutting horror hit that helped to get the torture porn genre on its feet, starting October 31 (with…
 
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  • The worst film I ever saw… Inbred.

    Noel
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:33 pm
    When people find out you’re a film lover, they tend to ask you what your favourite film is. When you explain your taste is more for the gruesome realms of cult and exploitation cinema, their next question is usually what the worst film you’ve ever seen is. Which is a question I can usually answer much more quickly. A few years back, when writing for Eat Sleep Live Film, myself and the site’s other co-founders sat down to watch Alex Chandon’s Inbred at FrightFest. Never have I been so incensed by a movie and I doubt very much I ever will again. Just the other day,…
  • Adventures in VHS Episode 14 – Hot Dog: The Movie (1984)

    Noel
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    The Adventures in VHS podcast just got a little bit raunchier, as Episode 14 brings you all sorts of sexy slope side mayhem in Peter Markle’s 1984 ski-sploitation flick Hot Dog: The Movie. As always, expect a bit of an insight into the history of the film, a look at it’s UK VHS release on Entertainment in Video and a clip-fuelled review of the movie itself. There’s even a smidgen of news on the upcoming Adventures in VHS book. As is always the case, feedback, likes, follows and iTunes reviews are always greatly appreciated and you can find all the links to do this on the…
  • Adventures in VHS Episode 13 – The 13th Floor (1988)

    Noel
    8 May 2014 | 2:16 am
    You voted for it – and here it is, a brand new episode of Adventures in VHS focused on one of the five films you were asked to consider as a potential rental choice back in April. There were plenty of votes, but the clear winner was 1988′s The 13th Floor (you can see a full breakdown of how the voting went here), so expect a full and frank look at the film’s UK VHS rental release, its trailers and of course an in depth review of the movie. As The 13th Floor and all four of the other tapes in the vote were released through Medusa Home Video, I’ll also give you a bit of…
  • The AiVHS vote: And the winner is…

    Noel
    27 Apr 2014 | 3:16 am
    First off, a big thanks to those of you who took the time to vote for which movie you’d like to see covered on Adventures in VHS Episode 13. After leaving the poll up for a couple of weeks, we have a winner! Rather fittingly considering the show number, the video you most wanted to rent was… So there we go. It was an interesting race, but despite an early lead by Wizards of the Lost Kingdom, then The Sisterhood, The 13th Floor really charged out in front. In the end, it was the clear winner, with over 38 per cent of the vote. There were no clearly unpopular choices though, so who…
  • Vote: Choose the next AiVHS podcast rental!

    Noel
    12 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    This is your chance to vote for the next film to feature on the Adventures in VHS podcast. As you can see, all are tapes on the Medusa Home Video label – but all you need to worry about is which looks the most awesome. You’ll find a voting form at the bottom of the page… But here’s a little something to set the scene: It’s Friday night. School was a drag this week and you came home without your Walkman today after that bitch of a biology teacher took it after catching you listening to Queen’s A Kind of Magic during a lesson. Now you’ll have to spend…
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  • DVD & Blu-ray Release Dates - September 2014

    Movie News Plus
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    « AugSepOct » September 2014 DVD and Blu-ray ReleasesSeptember 2, 2014 Draft DayDVD     Blu-ray Night MovesDVD     Blu-ray They Came TogetherDVD     Blu-ray Cabin Fever: Patient ZeroDVD     Blu-ray Under the Electric SkyDVD     Blu-ray Classic Monsters DVD     Moms Night OutDVD     Blu-rayHeavenly SwordDVD     Blu-ray September 2014 DVD and Blu-ray ReleasesSeptember 9, 2014 Captain America: The... DVD     Blu-ray…
  • Weekend Box Office 8-29 to 8-31 (2014)

    Movie News Plus
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Weekend Studio Estimates / August 29, 2014 - August 31, 2014Last weekend's top three stayed put with Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios' Guardians of the Galaxy falling just a slim 5 percent from last weekend to remain in first place with an estimated $16.31 million. The big story this weekend was the $274.61 million 31-day gross of the superhero adventure, as it has now surpassed the $259.77 million gross of fellow Marvel release, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, to become the highest grossing release of 2014, thus far, domestically. Worldwide, Guardians of the Galaxy has brought in…
  • Two New TV Spots Debut for 'The Equalizer'

    Movie News Plus
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Sony Pictures has released two new TV spots for The Equalizer, director Antoine Fuqua's action thriller, starring Denzel Washington and Chloë Grace Moretz. In the film, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a former black ops commando who has faked his death to live a quiet life in Boston. When he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to rescue a young girl, Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), he finds himself face to face with ultra-violent Russian gangsters. As he serves vengeance against those who brutalize the helpless, McCall’s desire for justice is reawakened. If someone has a problem, the odds…
  • Second Teaser Trailer for the 'Shaun the Sheep' Movie

    Movie News Plus
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    From Aardman, the studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run, comes a second teaser trailer for their latest stop-motion animated feature, Shaun the Sheep, co-written and directed by Gnomeo & Juliet writer Mark Burton. Shaun the Sheep, first seen in the Oscar winning short film A Close Shave, is the world’s most famous sheep enthralling TV audiences in over 170 countries. In the film, when Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and…
  • Emma Roberts and Kiernan Shipka to Lead Horror Thriller 'February'

    Movie News Plus
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    Highland Film Group announced today that Emma Roberts (We're the Millers, "American Horror Story") and Kiernan Shipka ("Mad Men," Carriers) will star in the horror/thriller film February. The script is written and directed by Osgood Perkins, the son of legendary Psycho actor Anthony Perkins. February is produced by Unbroken Pictures’ Adrienne Biddle and Bryan Bertino (The Strangers) and Rob Paris’ Paris Film, Inc. (Everly). Highland Film Group will be handling international sales and will introduce the film to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. In February,…
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  • Blu-ray Review: Without Warning (1980, Dir, Greydon Clark)

    Shawn Francis
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I was in 7th grade when this kid I knew told me about Without Warning. Rob was also the one responsible for clueing me in to the existence of Fangoria. His father pretty much took him to all the new horror movies coming out and in turn the following Monday in school he would tell me all about them. This was the era of the slasher, so I heard more about those kind of movies than any other, but occasionally a “monster movie” would come along, like The Boogens (1981), The Being (1983), The Beast Within (1982), Alien (1979), or Without Warning and I’d be absolutely amazed at what he…
  • Blu-ray Review: Leviathan (1989, Dir, George P. Cosmatos)

    Shawn Francis
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    (Warning! Spoilers Contained Within!) “Say, ‘Aaaaah,’ motherfucker!” 1989 was the year of the underwater monster movie. Five of them were made and four of them were scheduled to roll out that year. Three were major theatrical releases (DeepStar Six, Leviathan, The Abyss) while the remaining two (The Rift, Lords Of The Deep) were straight-to-video and/or cable. I saw all of them but Lords Of The Deep. I believe I saw The Rift (1990, aka Endless Descent) in 1991 on cable, but I distinctly remember reading the Fangoria article in 1989, where they acknowledged DeepStar Six…
  • DVD Review: Blood Glacier (2013, Dir, Marvin Kren)

    Shawn Francis
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I heard about this Austrian flick last year when it was called, The Station. Saw the trailer and thought, ‘yup, I’ll need to see this at some point.’  That point has now arrived. In the US it became Blood Glacier for it’s home video release and it’s a commendable cautionary eco-horror tale that homages John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982). It takes place in the German Alps as this station on the mountain, inhabited by a general technician, his dog and three climatologists, who are studying the effects of global warming on the local glaciers, is attacked by a pissed off Mother…
  • DVD Review: Trust Me (2013, Dir, Clark Gregg)

    Shawn Francis
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    (Warning! This Review May Contain Spoilers!) I don’t particularly like movies about the inner workings of Hollywood. The only one I ever saw was The Player (1992), but what got me to want to review Clark Gregg’s Trust Me was the fact that Clark Gregg and Sam Rockwell were in it. I’m only familiar with Gregg from his Marvel movies appearance; never heard of him until I saw him in Iron Man (2008), and I really didn’t start taking interest in him until he took center stage in that Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D series. He then became one of those actors I just like to watch. Sam Rockwell I’ve…
  • DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Review: Batman: Assault On Arkham (2014, Dirs, Jay Oliver/Ethan Spaulding)

    Shawn Francis
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
     ”I’m here, bitches! And I got favors for everybody” —-Joker I understand why DC always does animated movies based only on Batman, Superman and the Justice League; plain and simple, they sell, and apparently they learned that when their solo Wonder Woman movie did not sell well, so their only recourse now, if they want to do standalone flicks based on characters outside of Bats, Supes and their iconic league, is to have them in the movie as supporting characters. Their first test of this was with last year’s Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, where Flash was the…
 
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  • Watch The Official Trailer For ‘Happy New Year’ Starring Shah Rukh Khan

    Admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    The official trailer for the much awaited action – comedy film Happy New Year has gone online. Superstar Shah Rukh Khan launched the first trailer of his upcoming home production Happy New Year on the eve of India’s Independence Day on Thursday. The project is directed and written by Farah Khan and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment. Music for the film is given by Vishal – Shekhar. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff, Boman Irani and Vivaan Shah. “The film is not about one actor, it is an…
  • Actor-Comedian Robin Williams Found Dead

    Admin
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:24 am
    Acclaimed Hollywood actor and comic genius Robin McLaurin Williams popularly known as Robin Williams died on Monday from an apparent suicide. The Oscar – winning actor was found dead inside his home in Tiburon, California on Monday. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Robin Williams was found unconscious and not breathing in his home around noon. According to the Tiburon coroner’s office, the cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation. His publicist Mara Buxbaum, who confirmed the news, told The Hollywood Reporter that Williams had been…
  • Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar To Receive Raj Kapoor Smriti Award

    Admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    Well-known filmmaker of Indian Cinema Madhur Bhandarkar has been chosen to receive the Raj Kapoor Smriti Award from Maharashtra State Government for his contribution to Indian Cinema. He will be honoured at a ceremony to be held in Mumbai to celebrate Raj Kapoor Smriti Awards. The 45 year old filmmaker has so far won four National Awards for his films Chandani Bar, Page 3, Fashion and Traffic Signal. Madhur is now busy in his next project Calendar Girls, which is based on lives of real life calendar girls. Apart from Madhur, actress Tanuja and Marathi actress Uma Bhende will also be receiving…
  • Watch The Teaser Trailer For ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’

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    28 Jul 2014 | 1:15 am
    Lionsgate has released the teaser trailer for the sequel The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. It debuted at Comic – Con. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Peter Craig and Danny Strong. It is produced by Jon Kilik and Nina Jacobson. Music for the film is given by James Newton Howard. The science fiction adventure film is based on the novel Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Woody Harrelson, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore,…
  • Tommy Lee Jones Joins Kevin Costner In ‘Criminal’

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    24 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Veteran Hollywood actor Tommy Lee Jones is joining Kevin Costner and Gary Oldman in the upcoming thriller Criminal, from Millenium Films. Ariel Vromen is directing the project. The script is written by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg and will be produced by J. C. Spink, Chris Bender and Matt O’Toole. The film centers on a dead CIA operative’s memories, secrets and skills that are implanted into a prisoner to help him stop a diabolical plot. According to THR, Tommy Lee Jones will play Dr. Frank, a neuroscientist who transplants the CIA operative’s memories. The versatile actor will next…
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  • Found (2014) Review

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:51 pm
    This is a payoff and a half and it didnt cost much of anything to assemble thats visibly detectable. And its okay. Weve got that rare micro that makes us want more a film that feels as though it was made by hardcore fans for hardcore fans. And Schirmer can rest easy knowing that hes given the fanatics one of the years most impressive. Found is 2014s The Battery and if youve seen The Battery you know that is not only a tremendous compliment you also know something memorable waits on the horizon.
  • Leprechaun Origins (2014) Review

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    The last few years weve seen WWE Studios take a turn for the better. Theyve looked like a company determined to deliver the best product that they possibly can. Oculus was awesome. No One Lives and The Call were both solid movies. Leprechaun Origins is backwards on all levels. Its a film that cant be enjoyed because its not even mindful enough of its own content to generate some dumb laughs. At least the old Leprechaun movies knew they couldnt take themselves seriously. We at least had that light hearted reprieve of things. Leprechaun Origins seems to actually believe its a film to be taken…
  • Saw Celebrates 10 Years with Return to the Big Screen

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    James Wans first franchise film will hit select theaters on Thursday October 30th before opening wide on Halloween Friday October 31st. It originally premiered on October 29th 2004 and went on to gross over 100 million worldwide. The franchise as a whole has taken in more than 850 million at the box office alone. Its also been a strong seller on DVD and Bluray.
  • Underworld Being Rebooted... Already

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:12 am
    As a serious fan of the franchise (I can even watch that clunker Underworld Awakening if Ive got a few brewskies in me) this is the kind of news Im completely opposed to. I know this story well and I dont need to be retold a tale that today is hardly over a decade old. My memory is bad but it isnt that bad. Does that matter to Lakeshore No. Rather than spending the time money and energy to create a new piece of an already epic tale (something theyd planned with the previously discussed Underworld Next Generation) well be afforded the far less imaginative design of a retelling of the same…
  • Snowpiercer Finally Gets a Date with the Disc

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Weve been waiting for this. For too damn long honestly. Bong Joon Hos insane post scifihorror mashup Snowpiercer is captivating on all levels and actually offers movie fans something dare I say it original. Its an intense flick with a wild storyline and an excellent cast and it is now officially overdue for home release. But thats okay the train will speed through your city in the near future. Hitch a ride if you want out of the cold
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  • Stars & Their Hobbies - Joan Crawford

    Raquel Stecher
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:35 am
    Joan Crawford, Knitting"I took my knitting along so I could keep my hands busy, because I was so nervous."  Joan CrawfordAs any knitter will tell you, there is a lot of comfort to be found in the repetitive motions of a pair of knitting needles and some yarn as you knit and purl your way through a pattern. Joan Crawford would often be found on film sets knitting as she waited for her call. It calmed her nerves and kept her distracted during down times. Rumor has it, Crawford was temporarily kicked off the set of The Women (1939) by George Cukor for purposefully annoying Norma Shearer…
  • Steve McQueen: A Passion for Speed

    Raquel Stecher
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Steve McQueen: A Passion for Speedby Frederic BrunHardcover - 192 pagesISBN: 9780760342480MotorBooksOctober 2011Barnes and NobleIndieBound (Your local bookstore)Powell's"McQueen will be remembered as one of the finest exponents of speed to ever grace the big screen." - BrunSteve McQueen: A Passion for Speed is a coffee table book for McQueen fans and car enthusiasts alike. In its 192 pages you'll find beautiful black-and-white and color photographs depicting the actor's passion for racing cars and motorcycles and his enthusiasm for physical sport.In text written by French journalist…
  • A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940

    Raquel Stecher
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940Volume #1by Victoria WilsonHardcover – 97806848316881,056 pagesSimon and SchusterNovember 2013Barnes and NoblePowell'sIndieBoundImagine you’re on a nature walk in a historic park. If you just want fresh air and exercise, you’d walk at a brisk pace or maybe even go for a jog. If you want to take in some of the scenery, you might slow down your pace and look around a bit. However, if you want the immerse yourself in the experience, you’d explore all of the side trails, read every sign along the way, stop for every bird or wild creature you…
  • God Speed Lauren Bacall

    Raquel Stecher
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Lauren Bacall (1924-2014)When I heard the news about Lauren Bacall's death, I didn't want to believe it. One of the things I always admired about Bacall was her resiliency. Surely she could survive death rumors! Alas, it was then confirmed by the Bogart estate that Bacall passed away yesterday. Lauren Bacall was absolutely stunning. She was a talented actress who was as effective at being sultry as she was being serious or silly. She had wonderful range and I admire her for embracing old age when many other actresses were terrified of it.Her love affair and marriage to Humphrey Bogart is the…
  • 2014 Summer Reading Challenge - First Round-Up

    Raquel Stecher
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Woah. Hey there, Summer. Why don't you slow down a bit? The days of June and July felt like they were on fast forward. Next thing I noticed it was already August and I only have 1 out of 6 books reviewed. Yikes! I have to catch up. Right now I'm finishing a 1,000 page biography on Barbara Stanwyck (and it's only volume 1!). I've been chipping away at it all July and it's been a great read. I'm glad I threw in a few shorter books into my challenge list so I can balance things out.I'm also way overdue on sharing the first round-up of reviews by all the participants in the challenge so I'm…
 
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  • Blu-ray Review: Without Warning (1980, Dir, Greydon Clark)

    Shawn Francis
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I was in 7th grade when this kid I knew told me about Without Warning. Rob was also the one responsible for clueing me in to the existence of Fangoria. His father pretty much took him to all the new horror movies coming out and in turn the following Monday in school he would tell me all about them. This was the era of the slasher, so I heard more about those kind of movies than any other, but occasionally a “monster movie” would come along, like The Boogens (1981), The Being (1983), The Beast Within (1982), Alien (1979), or Without Warning and I’d be absolutely amazed at what he…
  • Blu-ray Review: Leviathan (1989, Dir, George P. Cosmatos)

    Shawn Francis
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    (Warning! Spoilers Contained Within!) “Say, ‘Aaaaah,’ motherfucker!” 1989 was the year of the underwater monster movie. Five of them were made and four of them were scheduled to roll out that year. Three were major theatrical releases (DeepStar Six, Leviathan, The Abyss) while the remaining two (The Rift, Lords Of The Deep) were straight-to-video and/or cable. I saw all of them but Lords Of The Deep. I believe I saw The Rift (1990, aka Endless Descent) in 1991 on cable, but I distinctly remember reading the Fangoria article in 1989, where they acknowledged DeepStar Six…
  • DVD Review: Blood Glacier (2013, Dir, Marvin Kren)

    Shawn Francis
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I heard about this Austrian flick last year when it was called, The Station. Saw the trailer and thought, ‘yup, I’ll need to see this at some point.’  That point has now arrived. In the US it became Blood Glacier for it’s home video release and it’s a commendable cautionary eco-horror tale that homages John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982). It takes place in the German Alps as this station on the mountain, inhabited by a general technician, his dog and three climatologists, who are studying the effects of global warming on the local glaciers, is attacked by a pissed off Mother…
  • DVD Review: Trust Me (2013, Dir, Clark Gregg)

    Shawn Francis
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    (Warning! This Review May Contain Spoilers!) I don’t particularly like movies about the inner workings of Hollywood. The only one I ever saw was The Player (1992), but what got me to want to review Clark Gregg’s Trust Me was the fact that Clark Gregg and Sam Rockwell were in it. I’m only familiar with Gregg from his Marvel movies appearance; never heard of him until I saw him in Iron Man (2008), and I really didn’t start taking interest in him until he took center stage in that Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D series. He then became one of those actors I just like to watch. Sam Rockwell I’ve…
  • DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Review: Batman: Assault On Arkham (2014, Dirs, Jay Oliver/Ethan Spaulding)

    Shawn Francis
    13 Aug 2014 | 11:54 am
     ”I’m here, bitches! And I got favors for everybody” —-Joker I understand why DC always does animated movies based only on Batman, Superman and the Justice League; plain and simple, they sell, and apparently they learned that when their solo Wonder Woman movie did not sell well, so their only recourse now, if they want to do standalone flicks based on characters outside of Bats, Supes and their iconic league, is to have them in the movie as supporting characters. Their first test of this was with last year’s Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, where Flash was the…
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  • My Sassy Girl (2001, Kwak Jae-young), the director’s cut

    Andrew Wickliffe
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:54 pm
    The most important action in My Sassy Girl takes place off screen–the film takes place over a few years (though the main action is over three and a half months), with listless Cha Tae-hyun home from compulsory national service and back in school and having no idea what to do with his life. Enter Jun Ji-hyun's mystery girl, who doesn't just give Cha a love interest, but often provides him with someone to care for (she can't drink, but does) and someone to give him an energy boost. Director Kwak never goes into either characters' home life too much, but both are still…
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992, Michael Mann)

    Andrew Wickliffe
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:15 pm
    One of the particularly amazing parts of The Last of the Mohicans is how quietly director Mann lays out big pieces of the film. The relationship between Daniel Day-Lewis, Russell Means and Eric Schweig–Day-Lewis as adopted son to Means and adopted brother to Schweig–is complex and moving and Mann spends almost no time establishing it in dialogue. Certainly not the heavy lifting. The heavy lifting is the choreography of how the men hunt together in the first scene. Later, when they're battling the French or their Native American allies, their movements show the relationship.
  • The Old Dark House (1932, James Whale)

    Andrew Wickliffe
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:26 am
    The Old Dark House is a strange film about strange people doing strange things. Director Whale and screenwriter Benn W. Levy rarely let the film get a set tone–unless one counts the consistent mix of comedy and horror. It’s not straight comedy; the comic elements tend to be either absurdly strange or pedestrian. Husband and wife Raymond Massey and Gloria Stuart bickering over his driving until the storm becomes too dangerous for an argument, for example. Whale goes for peculiar horror elements–relying on his cast to be creepy enough in their performances sometimes, but other…
  • Old Stock (2012, James Genn)

    Andrew Wickliffe
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    The last scene of Old Stock doesn't exactly overshadow the rest of the film, but it certainly sets it apart. It's one of the more subtle finishes to a film. Without giving the viewer any guidance, director Genn and writer Dane Clark close the picture with a silent reference to a line in the dialogue. Hopefully the viewer gets it, because it's a fantastic pay-off. The film concerns Noah Reid, the Stock of the title, who ends up hiding out in a retirement community (at the ripe old age of twenty) with his grandfather (Danny Wells), after an initially vague personal tragedy. The…
  • Liberty Heights (1999, Barry Levinson)

    Andrew Wickliffe
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Liberty Heights is about protagonist Ben Foster's last year in high school. Levinson never puts it in such simple terms because the film is about quiet, deliberate, but perceivable life events. Every moment in the film's memorable because Levinson is going through these people's memorable moments of the year. Of course, he never forecasts the film will take place over a year. Heights is an epical story, lyrically told. Levinson splits the film primarily between Foster and Adrien Brody, as his older brother. But Joe Mantegna, as their father, and Orlando Jones, as…
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  • New Trailer for 'Dracula Untold' Starring Luke Evans and Dominic Cooper

    Travis Hopson
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    Universal is in the midst of a campaign to revive their stable of classic movie monsters, once the crown jewel of Hollywood's horror realm. That plan includes reboots of The Mummy, Van Helsing, Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and more. The centerpiece is a Batman Begins-style origin story for the king of all vampires, Dracula, in the action flick Dracula Untold and with the film arriving in
  • Willem Dafoe is 'Pasolini' in Trailer for Abel Ferrara's New Film

    Travis Hopson
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:10 pm
    "To scandalize is a right, and to be scandalized is a pleasure". Those words by the great Italian director Pier Paolo Pasolini proved to be prophetic indeed. The filmmaker's life was one where his many great films, such as The Gospel According to Matthew and The Decameron were met with just as many scandals surrounding his politics and sexuality. Even his death would turn out to be one
  • '24' Movie Talks Rumored to be Heating Up Again

    Travis Hopson
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Ever since 24 ended its initial run back in 2010, fans have firmly believed the story of badass CTU agent Jack Bauer was far from over. The only question was how that story would continue to be told. A feature film had been developing for awhile, with Billy Ray (Shattered Glass, Breach) and Mark Bomback (The Wolverine) working on the script and Antoine Fuqua eying the director's chair for a
  • Blu-Ray Deal of the Week: Clint Eastwood 40-Film Collection for 57% Off

    Travis Hopson
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    At the age of 84, Clint Eastwood doesn't seem to be slowing down at all, having just directed an adaptation of Jersey Boys and with American Sniper on the way next year. Over the course of his legendary fifty year career, Eastwood has been in front of and behind the camera for dozens of classics, and now is a good time to get your hands on nearly all of them. This week's blu-ray deal is the
  • Miltos Yerolemou of 'Game of Thrones' Joins 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

    Travis Hopson
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Gwendoline Christie won't be the only Game of Thrones cast member part of Star Wars: Episode VII. For obvious reasons there's a need for those with plenty of sword training, and J.J. Abrams has enlisted Miltos Yerolemou, who played Arya Stark's graceful sword trainer Syrio Forel, for a role in the latest Star Wars film. The report comes from the BBC who state Forel's role is "not thought to
 
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  • New TV Logos For 'The Flash', 'Gotham' And 'Arrow'

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Warner Bros. TV/FoxWarner Bros. TV has revealed badass logos for the company's trio of DC comics-inspired shows premiering this fall.First, check out the logo for 'The Flash', which kicks off its debut season on Tuesday, Oct. 7 on +The CW Television Network.Next, we have the atmospheric logo for the Batman prequel series 'Gotham', debuting on Monday, Sept. 22 on +FOX.Finally, here's the logo for 'Arrow', premiering its third season on Wednesday, Oct. 8 on The CW.Related articlesFox Releases 20 Minute 'Gotham' Preview'Gotham' TV Show Reveals Logo And Synopsis4 Things About 'Gotham'…
  • Casting News: 'Arrow' Adds Amy Gumenick As Villainous Cupid

    31 Aug 2014 | 8:30 pm
    DC ComicsAccording to EW, Amy Gumenick will play Arrow-obsessed fan Carrie Cutter AKA Cupid in the series’ sixth and seventh episodes of Season 3.It just so happens the executive producer of 'Arrow', Andrew Kreisberg, is the creator of the DC Comics character known as Cupid. He introduced the villain when he was writing the Green Arrow/Black Canary comic series.Here's what Kreisberg said about Cupid to EW -###"I always loved the idea of Green Arrow having a crazed fan. When I was writing the comic book, my big goal was to create a villain who would last. Cupid has since appeared in the DC…
  • Toon Time: Watch A Clip From Never-Before-Seen 'Super Rabbit'

    31 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    Warner Bros. TV/Cartoon NetworkBugs Bunny as Superman versus Daffy Duck as General Zod!+Cartoon Network will air the complete 'Super Rabbit' tonight (8-31-14) at 6:30 p.m. (Eastern).Related articlesNew Fan Art - Simpsonized Versions of 'Man of Steel' Superman and ZodWatch The New Trailer For Man of Steel - Featuring Michael Shannon As Zod'Batman Vs. Superman' Has Found Its Lex LuthorWill Warner Bros Announce Superhero Movie Slate Soon?
  • 1980s TV Series 'The Greatest American Hero' Getting A Remake

    30 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Variety reports +FOX is developing the action/comedy that tells the tale of a high school teacher who finds a suit that gives him super-powers. The series is in the early stages of development and there's no word (as of 8-30-14) when the show will premiere.Are you old enough to remember when the series aired in 1981-83? Check out the show's intro below.Related articlesFox Releases 20 Minute 'Gotham' PreviewBirdman - Watch The Trailer For The Quirky Superhero MovieGotham - Check Out 8 New Promo Images Of The CastCasting News: Rila Fukushima Joins 'Arrow' as Katana
  • Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors - Watch 2 Clips From The Animated Series

    29 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Disney/MarvelThe third season of 'Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors' premiers this Sunday, 8-31-14, but you can catch a sneak peek via the clip below.How 'bout a look at Episode 2 (airing Sept. 7), guest-starring The Avengers? Check out a clip below.Related articlesCasting News: Marvel's 'Agent Carter' Fills Out Two Key RolesJosh Brolin Is Thanos In Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy'Avengers: Age of Ultron - Marvel Reveals Concept ArtWatch Clips From This Weekend's Animated Lineup - Including Batman And The Avengers
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  • Kites

    ILoveDocs
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Go fly a kite! August 23 is “Ride the Wind Day” - an excellent opportunity to marvel at all things flying, and perhaps take part in some flying yourself. Kites tells the inspiring story of Kabul’s budding young video producers. Through a clever combination of the students’ videos (of children flying kites) and their mentor Jacek Szaranski’s artful camera work, we take a look at the use of video and high tech in a world more commonly associated with a backward and warmongering existence.
  • Beatles Stories

    ILoveDocs
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    On August 8, 1969, photographer Iain Macmillan snapped a photo of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road - a photograph that would become the cover of their album by the same name. In Beatles Stories,filmmaker Seth Swirsky sets out on his own road tip, video camera in hand, to talk to people who had crossed paths with his musical heroes. From Sir Ben Kingsley to Sir George Martin, and Beach Boy Brian Wilson to astronomer Brian Skiff, Swirsky filmed hundreds of personal recollections from people who knew them well to those who just had an unforgettable encounter.
  • Tracked Down

    ILoveDocs
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Today is World Wide Web day! Internet privacy has been a huge issue now more than ever. Tracked Down: Investigating Digital Arms Dealers looks into the "weapons" the government is using to track you down.. on the internet.
  • America’s Longest War

    ILoveDocs
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:16 pm
    "If you need to dispose of anything you shouldn't have, we suggest you flush it now." Wise words from a flight attendant this week before sniffer dogs boarded an international flight. With drugs becoming increasingly more acceptable in society and marijuana legalization at the forefront of U.S. government policy, America's failed war on illicit drugs has never been more relevant. America's longest drug war takes an in-depth look at the U.S. governent's trillion dollar war on drugs.
  • Tears of Gaza

    ILoveDocs
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Increased violence in the Gaza strip has brought with it a brutal death toll. Unfortunately, conflict in Gaza is far from uncommon. Tears of Gaza follows three children as they struggle to survive the brutalities of war.
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  • Remembering Robin Williams

    Ellie Ritchie
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Compiled by Ellie Ritchie from Film-PicksAfter the recent passing of Robin Williams, let's look back at nine of his most loved performances.BirdcageIn an American reworking of the French classic Cage Aux Folles, a gay nightclub owner pretends to be straight when his son brings home his ultra-conservative future in-laws. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are the homosexual couple who have a mid-life crisis when Williams' straight son (from a one-off heterosexual experience) decides to get married. The bride-to-be is the daughter of a ultra-conservative senator (Gene Hackman) whose colleague has…
  • Sports on demand

    Liz Rice
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:42 am
    Sports is a huge battlefield for TV providers. In the UK you can hardly miss all the advertising where BT and Sky fight for your attention, particularly regarding the Premier League. And anecdotally, when we talk to people about their TV subscriptions we find that people often talk about how it's the sports that keep them paying their expensive monthly bills.It's interesting to see more and more sports being available over the internet and accessible directly by non-subscribers. Now TV have announced a special offer where you can get a Day Pass, giving you access to all 7 Sky Sport channels,…
  • Watchlist widgets

    Liz Rice
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:34 am
    When you've read a review about a great film or TV show, wouldn't it be great if you could add it straight to your watchlist? Our friends over at Eye On-Demand have already started embedding our brand new Watchlist widget into their reviews of what's great to watch and available on demand. With one click, their readers can add the recommended film onto their Tank Top TV watchlist, where it's super-easy to find later. If you want to offer the same feature to readers on your web site, simply go to any movie page where you'll find a control for Trackable links and embeds. Click on that…
  • Beamly's OnDemand uses Tank Top TV APIs to replay Tweets on demand

    Liz Rice
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:50 am
    Just a few weeks ago we released our developer APIs, and we're very happy to announce the first published project that's using them: the Beamly OnDemand extension for Chrome. Go to iPlayer, 4oD or ITV Player, and Beamly OnDemand replays tweets along with the programme you're watching.  The extension itself was created by Guy Nesher & Dan Wong, who have been working closely with Anthony Rose from Beamly to productize an idea they originally developed at a hackathon - here's the full story.As a result, Tank Top TV APIs now include Beamly IDs for catch-up TV.  That opens…
  • There's a football competition on?

    Liz Rice
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:21 am
    Everyone's gone mad for the World Cup! But if you're not into it - or if you're looking for something to watch in the gaps between matches, here are some films to get you into the spirit of Brazil 2014.Don't know anything about football, but want to pick up the lingo? We've got your back - you'll learn everything you need to know about soccer if you watch a few of these football films.  Well, maybe not the offside rule.Tank Top TV's pick of football films is here.  Did we miss your favourite? GGGGGOOOOOLLLLLLAAAAAAAAA!
 
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  • The Guest Review

    28 Aug 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Set somewhere in the American Midwest, the film focuses on David (Dan Stevens), a handsome, polite soldier returning from Iraq to visit the family of his friend Caleb Peterson, who died in battle. The Petersons are understandably sceptical at first but David's Southern gent demeanour quickly wins over the family and before long, he's helping Mrs. Peterson (Sheila Kelly) around the house, listening to Mr. Peterson (Leland Orser) complain about his job and helping teenage son Luke (Brendan Meyer) deal with some school bullies. The only one not completely enamoured with this charming stranger is…
  • Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Review

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:03 pm
    But after becoming sidetracked with throwaway grindhouse pastiches and 3D kids films, it has taken Rodriguez nine years to get around to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. In the intervening years, hype for a sequel has all but dried up completely and the green-screen technology, that helped make the first film such a fresh and exciting project, has become commonplace. There's a distinct feeling that the window for a sequel has passed us by but nonetheless we have A Dame to Kill For, a serviceable if slightly disappointing follow-up. A Dame to Kill For takes a similar structure to the first film,…
  • Hector and the Search for Happiness Review

    20 Aug 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Pegg is yet to find a leading role outside of his work with Edgar Wright – roles written with him in mind– that can really channel his particular charms. As the titular Hector, Pegg is almost unbearable as an irritating man-child with a big time sense of entitlement. Despite leading a perfect life where he's beloved by his psychiatry patients and doted on by his beautiful girlfriend Clara (Rosamund Pike) in his lavish London apartment, Hector isn't happy. In order to help himself and his patients, Hector takes off on a journey around the world to discover the secret of a happy life.
  • The Inbetweeners 2 Review

    18 Aug 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Stepping up to share the director's chair, the show's creators Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, making their directorial debut, give the film a cinematic edge that was lacking from the pedestrian sitcom direction of the first. The plot is instigated by Jay (James Buckley), who has moved out to Australia for a gap-year and invites Will (Simon Bird), Simon (Joe Thomas) and Neil (Blake Harrison) out to visit him and marvel at his exciting new life as a famous DJ and nightclub owner whose mansion is littered with scantily clad supermodels. Beesley and Morris shoot this scene like Scorsese directing…
  • Hercules Review

    6 Aug 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Instead of focusing on the well known Hercules stories, the film gets 12 labours out of the way in an opening montage and we catch up with the son of Zeus, played by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, during his post-labours career as the leader of a ragtag band of mercenaries, consisting of seer Amphiaraus (Ian McShane), Amazonian archer Atalanta (Ingrid Bolso Berdal), feral man-beast Tydeus (Aksel Hennie), dagger expert Autolycus (Rufus Sewell) and young wordsmith Iolaus (Reece Ritchie). Hercules and his crew are hired by craggy old Lord Cotys (John Hurt), the King of Thrace, to save his land from…
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  • Fright Club Friday: Dog Soldiers

    maddwolf
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Dog Soldiers (2002) Let’s get the long weekend rolling with a fun, bloody, exciting trip to the Scottish highlands. Wry humor, impenetrable accents, a true sense of isolation and blood by the gallon help separate Neil Marshall’s (The Descent) Dog Soldiers from legions of other wolfmen tales. Marshall creates a familiarly tense feeling, brilliantly straddling monster movie and war movie. A platoon is dropped into an enormous forest for a military exercise. There’s a surprise attack. The remaining soldiers hunker down in an isolated cabin to mend, figure out WTF, and strategize for…
  • A Tight Squeeze

    maddwolf
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    As Above, So Below by Hope Madden A friend of mine went to Paris for her honeymoon, convincing her husband to tour the catacombs beneath the city while there. It’s a creepy, claustrophobic destination for most anyone. He’s uninterested in the macabre, and he’s 6’4”. It was a tight fit. I thought of him frequently during As Above, So Below because, if there’s one thing the film does effectively, it is tap your claustrophobic dread. Scarlett, an Indiana Jones type, believes a stone that A) turns any metal into gold, and B) grants eternal life, is hidden beneath Paris. She lures a…
  • The Price of Prestige

    maddwolf
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
      Ivory Tower by George Wolf   Enough about your school’s football team. Do you have a climbing wall? Swimming pool for the luxury dorm? If not, then your school is just not keeping up with the competitive college atmosphere illustrated in Ivory Tower, an effective documentary on the skyrocketing cost of higher education. Utilizing interviews, archival footage and statistical graphics, writer/director Andrew Rossi does a masterful job illustrating how alarming the situation has become, and why. He hits you early with some sobering numbers. Since 1978, college tuition has…
  • Late August Man

    maddwolf
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    The November Man by Hope Madden Somehow, it’s easy to lower your expectations in August, and a film that would seem stale and dated in, say, May or even November, can feel almost like a relief. The November Man is one of those movies. Its lack of digital wizardry – relying, as it does, on old fashioned practical effects – feels like a welcome respite from the summer’s FX bombast. And though this agent-thinks-he’s-out-but-gets-pulled-back-in tale brings very little new to the table, at least it isn’t If I Stay. Or Sin City 2. Or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Oh, August. At…
  • A Fresh Take on History For Your Queue

    maddwolf
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Who’s in the mood for a couple of fascinating historical dramas, the kind that make you rethink your history lessons? Because Belle, releases to DVD today, and it’s the fact-based tale of a bi-racial girl raised by her aristocratic grandparents in 18th Century England. Well told and perfectly cast, with the always flawless Tom Wilkinson playing the family patriarch and a wondrous break out turn by Gugu Mbath-Raw in the lead, the film draws parallels you never knew existed between past and present. If you’re looking for a little wilder, true ish (or at least rumored to be true) story…
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  • Stay Safe: The Purge Anarchy

    Geoffrey Ledesma
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:53 pm
    This movie got me at “Anarchy”. The “New Founding Fathers” has a strict, totalitarian rule over America. With the 28th constitutional amendment, they created the Purge, which is an annual event where for 12 hours, all forms of crime including murder becomes legal, and all services such as hospitals and law enforcement are temporarily shut down. It is believed that the Purge is a form of “
  • First Trailer of "The Pyramid" gets out online

    Geoffrey Ledesma
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:40 am
    Just when I thought I’m already tired of found-footage films. The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who've dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren't just
  • My Pursuit of “Happyness”

    Geoffrey Ledesma
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:49 am
    “Knock knock” “Who’s there?” “Nobody” “Nobody who?” … “Nobody who???” … My boss has been encouraging us for some time now to go and see “The Pursuit of Happyness” because “It’s sooo sales” (Gosh I can hear her voice when I typed that). I was finally able to grab a copy some weeks ago, but it has been left untouched and sitting with the other movies I’ve got at home. If
  • The Burnt Man and the Battousai: A "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno" Review

    Geoffrey Ledesma
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:29 am
    I am one of the fans who have been eagerly waiting for Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno, although sadly I didn’t get the chance to meet the cast when they made a quick visit here in PH. Admittedly, I loved the action in the first Rurouni Kenshin movie much more than its plot, although it was already enough to get me excited for the sequel. When I saw the Kyoto Inferno earlier this week, I can
  • Porn in the Premise: A "Sex Tape" Review

    Geoffrey Ledesma
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:17 pm
    A friend once told me that she and her husband decided to experiment one day and filmed themselves while having sex, just so they can have a third person POV of themselves making love. Thing is, just as how convinced they were that the output would be sexy and porn-worthy, the final product just showed how horrible they looked in bed. So they did the right thing to do and destroyed the video
 
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

    19 Aug 2014 | 12:27 am
    Rated PG-13 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Director James Gunn (Dawn of the Dead, Scooby-Doo, Slither) Cast Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, David Bautista, Lee Pace, Vin Diesel Twitter-fied Plot Summary From the creators of "The Avengers," Marvel studios brings another beloved comic book ensemble to life on the big screen. In this adventure, Peter Quill, a rogue space
  • Now You See Me (2013)

    19 Jul 2013 | 2:05 pm
    Rated PG-13 Now You See Me (2013) Director Louis Leterrier (The Incredible Hulk, The Transporter) Cast Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Morgan Freeman Twitter-fied Plot Summary Four magicians, dubbed the "Four Horsemen," become the target of FBI and Interpol when they start incorporating heists into their performances. Review Byte With
  • New Addition: Netflix Movie Reviews!

    3 Jun 2013 | 11:36 am
    Hello, Movie-goers! We've decided to add a new component to our blog: movie reviews of films on Netflix! Netflix subscribers make up a bulk of our film-saavy audience and let's be honest, not everyone can make it to the theaters every week. So, for those of you deciding on what to watch in the comfort of your own home tonight, keep a lookout for some Netflix recommendations! They will be 
  • The Hangover Part III (2013)

    28 May 2013 | 11:27 pm
    Rated R The Hangover Part III (2013) Director Todd Phillips (The Hangover, Starsky & Hutch, Old School) Cast Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Justin Bartha Twitter-fied Plot Summary The Wolfpack returns for the third and final time after the death of Alan's father. What they believe to be a short road trip for Alan ends up being a frantic search for an old 
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

    28 May 2013 | 2:01 pm
    Rated PG-13 Fast & Furious 6 (2013) Director Justin Lin (Fast & Furious, Tokyo Drift, Fast Five) Cast Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Luke Evans Twitter-fied Plot Summary In this sixth installment of a blockbuster franchise, Hobbs approaches Dom Toretto with a job which requires re-assembling the old crew to take down a team of mercenaries in return
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  • Home Alone [Full Movie] 1990 #FREEMOVIESTREAM

    Chungi Taylor
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Film Length and Release Date: 103 min | 16 November 1990 An 8-year-old boy who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas must defend his home against idiotic burglars. WATCH FULL MOVIE BELOW Download The Best App for mobile video play>>> Click Here! Having problems watching this video? No Player? Download the new version of Real Player for free. No Sound? Download the new version of AC3 Filter. Video Starts and Stops? Pause it, and come back to it in 5-10 minutes. Screen A Movie provides free online movies from early to latest for your convenient…
  • Think Like a Man Too [Full Movie] #FREEMOVIESTREAM

    Chungi Taylor
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Film Length and Release Date: 106 min | 20 June 2014 All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. WATCH FULL MOVIE BELOWDownload The Best App for mobile video play>>> Click Here!Having problems watching this video? No Player? Download the new version of Real Player for free. No Sound? Download the new version of AC3 Filter. Video Starts and Stops? Pause it, and come back to it in 5-10 minutes. Screen A Movie provides free…
  • Draft Day [Full Movie] #FREEMOVIESTREAM

    Chungi Taylor
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Film Length and Release Date: 110 min | 11 April 2014At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams. WATCH FULL MOVIE BELOWDownload The Best App for mobile video play>>> Click Here!Having problems watching this video? No Player? Download the new version of Real Player for free. No Sound? Download the new version of AC3 Filter. Video Starts and Stops? Pause it, and come back to it in 5-10…
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    Chungi Taylor
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Film Length and Release Date: 123 min | 16 May 2014 The world's most famous monster is pitted against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. WATCH FULL MOVIE BELOWDownload The Best App for mobile video play>>> Click Here!Having problems watching this video? No Player? Download the new version of Real Player for free. No Sound? Download the new version of AC3 Filter. Video Starts and Stops? Pause it, and come back to it in 5-10 minutes. Screen A Movie provides free online movies from early to latest for your convenient…
  • Belle [Full Movie] 2014 #FREEMOVIESTREAM

    Chungi Taylor
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    Film Length and Release Date: 104 min | 13 June 2014 The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. WATCH FULL MOVIE BELOW Download The Best App for mobile video play>>> Click Here! Having problems watching this video? No Player? Download the new version of Real Player for free. No Sound? Download the new version of AC3 Filter. Video Starts and Stops? Pause it, and come back to it in 5-10 minutes. Screen A Movie provides free online movies from early to latest for your convenient streaming enjoyment. Watch free…
 
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  • Night Moves

    Eli Andersen
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:55 am
    With a gradual build and little to nothing in the way of sudden movements, Kelly Reichardt has quietly announced herself as one of the best filmmakers living today. Capturing the fringes of society with hypnotic grace and a confidence in subtlety that demands close attention, she has created a small but remarkably strong body of work that is uniform in its quality. Reichardt continues to impress with Night Moves, her latest and most conventional film to date. It seems almost perverse that the midpoint of Reichardt’s new film is marked by something as crass and undignified as an explosion.
  • Pine Ridge

    Eli Andersen
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:29 am
      Pine Ridge follows a group of young Native American Oglala Sioux living on the eponymous South Dakota reservation, collecting their stories as they bum around gas stations and reservoirs during a hot and stormy summer. One of the most impoverished areas in the United States, Pine Ridge is both monument to a Native American past riddled with governmental injustice and home to a generation of young men and women whose cultural identity is slipping further and further away. With an emergent gang culture and prospective adulthood defined by alcoholism and drug addiction, Anna Eborn’s…
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    Best For Film
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    From the award-winning director Michael Noer and the producers of the critically-acclaimed ‘A Hijacking’ comes new Danish thriller, Northwest. Northwest is in cinemas on 25th July and available on DVD, on demand and digitally on 28th July, courtesy of Arrow Films”. Best for Film has three DVDs to giveaway to the first three people who email ‘info@bestforfilm.com’ with the phrase, ‘Du er pisse irriterende.’
  • The Ultimate Science Fiction Monster Size Guide: Bonus – not a slide show

    Best For Film
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:31 am
    For these last few hours on a Friday, since you are not working anyway, take a look at this guide comparing the relative and relevant heights of famous gigantic movie monsters. This slide-show free opus is provided by our friends at TSG. Click to embiggen.
  • Good News Everyone! You have a chance to win a copy of Futurama’s 7th season DVD

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    18 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    Best For Film has a copy of Futurama Season 7 on DVD for the first lucky reader who emails us with the answer to the question: what was Fry’s dog’s name? Answers on an email to info@bestforfilm.com. Futurama Season 7 is out on Blu-ray and DVD on 21st July from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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  • Suits starring Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams & Gina Torres: A Witty, Fun & Addictive Legal Dramedy Series

    lucydiamond
    23 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Gabriel Macht (Harvey) and Patrick J. Adams   (Mike). Image via epictvshows.com. Premise Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) is the star attorney at Pearson Hardman. He’s great-looking, very smart, witty, confident, and to top all, he is the best closer in town. He can win in court, but he mostly doesn’t even let cases go that far. Unsurprisingly, he’s about to become a senior partner. Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) is a different kind of genius. He has a photographic memory: once he reads something, he doesn’t even forget a comma from it. He’s street smart too: he’d be a great lawyer.
  • Something’s Gotta Give starring Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson & Keanu Reeves: How A Romantic Comedy Ought to Be

    ripitup
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Image via movieposter.com. I’m a huge fan of writer/director Nancy Meyers. It started with What Women Want (starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt), a blast of a romantic comedy with fantasy elements. It’s one of my favorite romantic comedies of all time, though if I had to talk percentages that movie is 80% hilarity and 20% romance. Something’s Gotta Give is a bit more romantic, though the balance is probably more 60% comedy and 40% romance. It’s safe to call Meyers a superstar when it comes to romcom writer/directors. She writes great stories, directs while remaining honest to her…
  • Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt: Smart, Fast, Funny, Emotional

    ripitup
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:40 am
    Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise & Emily Blunt: Smart, Fast, Funny, Emotional Image via comingsoon.net Premise Aliens called Mimics have invaded the earth, and they are winning. Humans’ chance of survival has increased slightly with the invention of metal suits with several weapons. The war’s one of the most successful and courageous soldiers is British sergeant Rita (Emily Blunt), also called Full Metal Bitch. Major Cage (Tom Cruise) is the PR specialist of the US army, an advertising guy who had to join the military after losing his business. Before another battle with the…
  • The Good Wife: Overview of the Strange Season Five & That Solid Finale

    ripitup
    24 May 2014 | 3:05 am
    Spoiler Warning: This post can contain spoilers about any The Good Wife season or finale. Image via zap2it.com What a weird season that was! They killed one of my three beloved characters (Eli, Diane and Will). In fact they killed my favorite character Will Gardner (Josh Charles) – the leading male character of the show in the middle of the season. But even before Will died, things had gone a little awry: -       Most cases weren’t that interesting. -       I wasn’t crazy about Florick/Agos, especially since “Florick” got there because she wanted to stay with her husband…
  • The Mentalist Season 6 Finale: Very Well Done!

    ripitup
    19 May 2014 | 11:22 am
    My last post was about why I was happy The Mentalist was renewed for a 7th season, and the finale didn’t disappoint. In fact, it was one of the best season finales I have seen this year. Let’s take a look at Season 6 before talking about the finale: Simon Baker as Patrick Jane -solving cases and making trouble at the same time. Image via seat42f.com. After the shaky seasons 4 and 5, season 6 delivered as a whole. Sure, it wasn’t as gritty as the first two seasons, but it didn’t need to be. Red John had been killed, Jane had avoided prison and had time to digest and move on. Agents…
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    Renegade Cinema

  • WWE Monday Night Raw Recap: 09.01.14

    Shawn S. Lealos
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:14 pm
    WWE Monday Night Raw opens with Chris Jericho in the ring for a special Highlight Reel episode. Jericho calls out someone who has never worked a day in his life, Randy Orton. However, Triple H’s music kicks on and Triple H, Randy Orton, Kane and Seth Rollins all come out in suits. Jericho calls them “Sellout, Suckup and Schnoze.” Triple H says that Chris Jericho never grew up and makes a short joke. Triple H said that he has business to conduct and then Jericho said that he thought Triple H only conducted business when his wife is in jail. Triple H then drops the bomb that a rematch…
  • Renegade Staff Picks: Top Summer Movies 2014

    Shawn S. Lealos
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Best Summer Movies 2014   The Expendables 3 Caliber Winfield: Despite quite a few flaws, and being the weakest of the series, I still enjoyed the hell out of this film. Mel Gibson makes a fantastic return, showing that he’s more than capable of carrying a big role, in a serious film. Snipes slipped back into the action hero role like a glove, and made me realize just how much I’d missed him from this genre. We got plenty of action, comprised of shoot-outs, fist-fights, explosions, vehicle chases & crashes, as well as exploding buildings. Yeah, I missed the heavy violence…
  • Doctor Who ‘Into the Dalek’ Recap – Episode 08.02

    Bethany Lewis
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:03 pm
    After the Doctor saves a soldier in the midst of a battle against the Daleks, he finds himself caring for a Dalek prisoner so damaged that it’s turned good. He and Clara and a military escort are miniaturized and sent inside the Dalek to repair it. After repairing it, the Dalek turns bad again, putting the medical team inside and the military base outside in extreme danger. The whole ordeal leaves the Doctor questioning whether or not he’s a good man. Clara meets a shy, handsome fellow teacher and asks him out. Rusty the Dalek Journey Blue and her brother are in the midst of battle with a…
  • The Leftovers ‘The Garveys at Their Best’ Recap: Episode 01.09

    LJAY
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:58 pm
    The most boring show on TV just got worst Worst Flashback ever This entire episode shows everyone before the “event”. Laurie is back at home (pre-cult). Jill is a ray of sunshine and Tom is still in school. Kevin starts out the episode by jogging in order to sneak off and catch a smoke break away from Laurie. While Kevin is lighting it up he sees a deer.  Kevin takes Jill to school, when she gives him a hug she tells him that he smells like smoke. Laurie is a therapist and Pattie is her client. Patti tells Laurie that she feels that something bad is going to happen. This…
  • Around the remote: TV week in review 08.30 (SPOILERS)

    LJAY
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    I love week like this where I get to watch oddball shows like: Tiny House Nation – I have no idea what channel this show comes on but it’s the funniest thing in the world. Tiny House Nation follows couple that want to downsize their living quaters. These couple go from living in an average sized house of about 2100K sq feet and have a house built that is about 250 square feet. These house are like dog houses for human on steriods. The house are build by a team og what I think were HGTV rejects. The house is built with all of the modern commidites that you would expect but the…
 
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  • Non-stop Movie Review

    Sasha Shapiro
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    In the last few year Liam Neeson was pretty busy establishing himself as an action star in the vacuum that was created after the old guard of movie stars got really old and moved / degraded to doing other stuff. Surprisingly enough Neeson succeeded sweeping into the space that was left empty and he did pretty well for himself especially when some younger guys who tried making the same move failed horribly (Brad Pitt, Will Smith and Jamie Foxx).Non-Stop - Liam NeesonNonstop started pretty good with the thrilling beginning that continued just until the villain of the film ditched the phone,…
  • Brick Mansions Movie Review

    Sasha Shapiro
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Coming to watch Brick Mansions I had high expectations, not because of the film itself but because it was Paul Walkers last film he ever shot. From the get go it looked like it was something that was actually worth my while, seeing Lino jump around all over the place showing what he can do. Unfortunately right than something horrible happened, the local Chef aka the self proclaimed gangster RZA showed up. Brick Mansions Official PosterIf you read The Man with The Iron Fists Review i posted a while ago you would know exactly what I think about RZA, so I’m not going to elaborate on that…
  • Divergent Movie Review

    Sasha Shapiro
    13 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I will have to admit, I didn't really want to see Divergent. From the trailer I got a feeling that this is going to be some cheap copy of the Hunger Games molded into freaking Twilight, only without the vampires. Like most readers of this blog remember I really hated Twilight. I guess from this point my expectations were not really high for this film, only after a couple of friends of my asked me if I saw Divergent? My immediate reaction was no, why would I watch it. Divergent just didn’t look appealing enough. But I was in minority and they convinced me to check it out because it was…
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  • [REEL QUICK REVIEW] - Inbetweeners 2

    Ben Hayward
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    Director: Damon Beesley, Iain MorrisStarring: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Blake HarrisonCertificate: 15Run-time: 96 minutesIN SHORT: Despite the gorgeous setting and enthusiasm of its cast, the Inbetweeners 2 feels like a quick cash-in rather than a memorable swansong.Returning exactly three summers after their first big screen outing, the 'inbetweeners' - Will, Simon, Jay and Neil - find themselves in Australia after Jay invites them over to explore the 'sex capital of the world'. But when the boys reach Oz they realise Jay, who'd lured them over with his tales of super model…
  • [POSTER OF THE WEEK] - Birdman

    Ben Hayward
    10 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    From the mind of the Mexican auteur, Alejandro G Inarritu, comes the poster for Birdman; a very different spin on a superhero movie. The bold, cartoonish design immediately grabbed me as I was scrolling through mundane poster after mundane poster on IMDB. It's also nice to see Keaton continue his resurgence after his entertaining turns in both Need for Speed and RoboCop earlier in the year. In the lead roleKeaton is Riggan Thomson; a former movie superhero who is struggling to stay relevant in a fast-moving industry that's quickly forgetting him. In the past Inarritu has given us deeply…
  • [MY FAVOURITE SCENES #8] - Requiem for a Dream

    Ben Hayward
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:27 am
    *** SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS ***Today's installment of My Favourite Scenes is the denouement to Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream; a film I love so much, I accidentally bought it in both Blu-ray and DVD. Oops. Every single time I watch this scene, I get goosebumps and start to feel nauseous. Fourteen years after its release and Requiem for a Dream still commands a visceral grip on its audience. The movie, which chronicles the effects of drug addiction on four individuals, resulted in a Best Actress nomination for Ellen Burstyn but it also put Darren…
  • [REVIEW] - Guardians of the Galaxy

    Ben Hayward
    4 Aug 2014 | 7:44 am
    Director: James Gunn (Super, Slither)Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista Certificate: 12ARun-time: 121 minutesIN SHORT: Guardians of the Galaxy might not be perfect but its vibrant world is brought to life with such verve and charm, it's difficult to resist.In their most ambitious movie to date, Guardians of the Galaxy sees Marvel leave the dull confines of Earth, throwing the audience into a new, unexplored world of talking raccoons, space prisons and warring alien races. After stealing an orb, human scavenger Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), is pursued by…
  • [POSTER OF THE WEEK] - Horns

    Ben Hayward
    3 Aug 2014 | 5:33 am
    This is the sinister US theatrical poster for Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming horror/fantasy, Horns. At least three Horns posters have now been released but with its awesome title art and minimalism, this one has cemented itself as Poster of the Week. It's also interesting to note the placement of Daniel Radcliffe's name. The designers could've easily plastered it along the top to ensure audiences are aware of his involvement but the subtle placement allows the movie to stand on its own merits.A far cry from the family-friendly world of Harry Potter, Horns sees Daniel Radcliffe under the tutelage…
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  • Reclaim (2014)

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    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
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  • New Images from Disney’s “Feast”

    Dwayne Bailey
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    “Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the … Continue reading →
  • The Angriest Man in Brooklyn

    Dwayne Bailey
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Henry Altmann (Robin Williams) is an angry man. He keeps a list of everything he hates. It includes just about everything. He has pushed away his wife (Melissa Leo), his … Continue reading →
  • The Hundred-Foot Journey

    Dwayne Bailey
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) learned the art of cooking as a child from his mother. He would hang out with her in the kitchen of their family’s restaurant in India. … Continue reading →
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

    Dwayne Bailey
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    After his mother dies when he is a child, Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) is taken by a spaceship. The only thing he has to remind him of his mother is … Continue reading →
  • Trailer: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

    Dwayne Bailey
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Red Band (Rated R) trailer is out for Hot Tub Time Machine 2. It looks every bit as crazy as the first. This time, Lou, Nick, and Jacob find … Continue reading →
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    Superhero Movie News | Comic Book Movie News 24/7

  • FANMADE: Norman Reeds, Eliza Dushku and Frank Grillo as Ghost Rider, Elektra and The Punisher

    Caleb Williams
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    It's been several months since we show cased fanmade banners of famous actors as out favorite comic book heroes. We have showed Rashida Jones as The Wasp, Zachary Quinto as Namor and even Terry Crews as Luke Cage. Well now we have three more! It showcases The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus as none other then the Spirit of Vengeance himself the Ghost Rider.Also, shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Whedon alum Eliza Dushku as Elektra.With Captain America: The Winter Solider & The Purge: Anarchy star Frank Grillo as The Punisher.
  • 'Daredevil' Star Vincent D'Onofrio Talks Frank Miller Inspired 'Kingpin'

    Caleb Williams
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Marvel's Daredevil will be the very first time the Marvel Cinematic Universe will delve into the gritty world of gangs and kingpins. Well the star villain of the series Vincent D'Onofrio recently spoke with Men's Journal about his role as the iconic villain Kingpin and also drawing inspiration from Frank Miller's run on the character. Lastly, he teases once again about Marvel's bigger plans for not just Daredevil but Kingpin crossing over to the larger universe we see on film:Now that I have you in a good mood, let’s talk about Daredevil.Filming has been great. I can’t really talk about…
  • The Russo Brothers Talk Scrapped "Hawkeye" Role for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

    Isaiah Whittington
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:36 pm
    As we all know by now, Hawkeye was supposed to be in the lineup for Captain America: The Winter Soldier but was later written out leaving questions for fans. Now, The Russo Brothers have come forward giving details as to why he was cut and how much impact he would have on the final cut of the film."We had great stuff for him actually in the film," "He had a couple of really cool scenes in the movie. It’s a big movie as it is, so it certainly helped that it’s not in there. I think it would increase the running time by about 10 or 15 minutes if they were in the movie, just because you…
  • First Promo for MARVEL's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 2 Shows New Footage

    Isaiah Whittington
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Airing last night, the promo features old and new footage showing off Skye with bangs, who looks like she will be kicking ass this season, an action ready May, and a stressed out Fitz and more. Click below for the promo. 
  • Aubrey Plaza Would Die To Play 'Catwoman' in 'The Batman' Reboot

    Caleb Williams
    31 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Total Film recently sat down with longtime Parks & Rec star Aubrey Plaza to talk about her roles in other nerd projects like Scott Pilgrim vs the World. They then switched their focus to talk about how her Parks & Rec Chris Pratt was entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe in their newest film Guardians of the Galaxy. But then asked her if she would ever be in a superhero movie like maybe even as Catwoman opposite Ben Affleck in the upcoming reboot:"I would fucking die to do something like that. There's something so sexy and badass about Catwoman. I just think it's the ultimate female.
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  • The Keeper of Lost Causes

    Alex Chafey
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Following an incident which left his partner hospitalised, no-nonsence cop Carl (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) is being marginalised on the force. With no-one left who will work with him, he is sent to the basement to look over 20 years of old cases and close the files. But when the loose ends in a case don’t tie up, he and his new partner Assad (Fares Fares) make further investigations, against the wishes of their superiors. While this sounds like fairly bog-standard crime thriller material, The Keeper of Lost Causes is the best example of the genre in some time. The brooding, uncompromising,…
  • Hide Your Smiling Faces

    Dan Meier
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    It’s impossible to avoid allusions to the numerous foregoers to Hide Your Smiling Faces, an American indie about a group of boys who find a dead body by a River’s Edge, face down in the Mud, only to realise that it’s the body of their friend. Stand By Me. There’s nothing new about this new drama, which quickly runs out of coming-of-age stories to repeat and then just has to repeat itself. It’s written, directed and edited by Daniel Patrick Carbone, which sounds impressive until you realise that there was no writing or editing involved. In terms of direction,…
  • Lucy

    Alex Chafey
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is an average young woman on holiday in China, but when her boyfriend of one week (Pilou Asbæk) gets her involved in drug trafficking a strange new substance, she ends up unlocking her whole brain (as opposed to the widely-debunked myth that we only use 10%), and through it develops incredible superpowers. If you think this sounds like the same premise as Limitless, that’s because it is, but I haven’t seen Limitless, so can’t really compare. But if it’s as empty as Lucy I don’t want to. From very early in the film she develops the…
  • Rocky III

    Dan Meier
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:10 am
    Sly Stallone is back as writer, director and star in this 1982 sequel, which sees Rocky Balboa facing his strongest opponent yet: Clubber Lang, played by Mr. T, of BBC Three’s World’s Craziest Fools.  Rocky III, which is Roman for Rocky 3, follows exactly the same template as its predecessors: Rocky turns his back on boxing (for good this time), gets pulled back in, crisis in confidence, someone makes a speech, training montage, fight, and so on. This makes the movie too predictable, but no less entertaining. These films are so fluent in the language of the sports movie that…
  • Rocky II

    Alex Chafey
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    Following his survival through a whole match against legendary champ Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) is struggling to ride the wave of success. With promises of huge sums of money from advertising contracts, he splashes out on his new wife Adrian. But when he turns out to be a less-than competent media performer the money dries up. Meanwhile the champ wants a rematch, and will stop at nothing for Balboa’s blood… Stallone’s wise decision to end Rocky without an outright victory pays dividends here as Balboa maintains the underdog status that made…
 
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  • Movie Review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill for (2014) – They Didn’t Mess with a Winning Formula

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:28 pm
    A lot of my friends don’t understand my fascination with this movie franchise. Whenever I talk Sin City, they think I’m talking about that stupid sitcom with Michael J. Fox. But I’m not. I’m talking the dark, multiple plotlines seamlessly interwoven, star studded quirky, crazy masterpiece that is Sin City. So on hearing that a sequel was coming out, I was one of the first in line to check it out. There are far too many storylines to summarize here, but expect to see a few favorites from the first film, like Marv (Mickey Rourke) Jessica Alba (as a significantly more edgy Nancy) and…
  • Movie Review: If I Stay (2014) – Too much sap, Too much symbolism and Too much melodrama

    admin
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:05 am
    If I Stay is the much anticipated film attempt at the best selling book of the same name. Right now, it’s rocking number 3 at the box office because let’s be honest, people love movies where young people might die. The movie starts out with Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz), who initially thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley). Enter a snowy Oregon night and an inattentive driver and suddenly, Mia is in a coma. For one day, she is trapped…
  • Steve Carell To Star In New Untitled Acme Movie, Inspired By Looney Tunes Cartoons

    Zachary Rowell
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:03 am
    The Acme “Looney Tunes” project that has been in the works since 2010 has found some new momentum. Not only is the powerful writing duo of Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class) on-board, but Steve Carell is now attached to the project. He will reunite with Crazy Stupid Love directors, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, to bring the Looney Tunes spin-off to life. And a spin-off is exactly what this film will be. The Hollywood Reporter claims this new film will not center around any familiar Looney Tunes characters. The meat and potatoes of the film are still being hidden…
  • Movie Review: The Giver (2014) – A Cerebral Approach to the YA Dystopia Template

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:15 am
    Whenever I see Meryl Streep in a movie, I always automatically assume she is there to make me cry. She just has this completely tragic face, like she’s always just heard that her puppy was run over. So of course, when I saw her in a top roll in The Giver, I know it was going to be a real laugh fest. The Giver is the story of Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Then, he starts hanging out with The Giver (Jeff Bridges). The giver is the sole keeper of all the memories in his community, including the stories…
  • New ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ Posters Reveal The Rebel Warriors!

    Zachary Rowell
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:58 am
    The marketing team involved with The Hunger Games franchise should get a raise. They have done a superb job promoting the franchise’s next installment, Mockingjay: Part 1. Starting with the haunting TV address from President Snow, to the video showing Beetee interrupting one of Snow’s speeches, and now we get six brand new posters of the rebel warriors! The polished posters feature Liam Hemsworth, Evan Ross, Natalie Dormer, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham and Elden Henson. And of course, they are looking marvelous in their protective gear. All of the characters down below (other than Gale)…
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    Pop Culture Leftovers

  • Episode 56: Fifty Sick

    Leftover Brian
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:59 pm
     This week the Leftovers talk about the Simpson Marathon, Sin City A Dame To Kill For, Boyhood and then Brian gets sick and calls it quits.  Enjoy listening to the worst ever episode in the history of the show. Share this: The post Episode 56: Fifty Sick appeared first on Pop Culture Leftovers.
  • Bonus Episode: Jake Bueller’s Day Off

    Leftover Brian
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:43 am
    So Jake has bronchitis this week so I’m putting together some clips from past audio that was on the cutting room floor.  Some pre-show chat before Episode 50 and then we go way back into the the PCL Vault with some audio from a live video feed from way back in Episode 3.  Yeah, the Dan episodes.  Just something to tide you over until next week when we’ll be back in full force which for us isn’t saying a lot.  Have a great week Leftover Army! Share this: The post Bonus Episode: Jake Bueller’s Day Off appeared first on Pop Culture Leftovers.
  • Episode 55: Double Nickels

    Leftover Brian
    17 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    This week the Leftovers discuss the man, the legend, Mr. Robin Williams and his life and his movies and what he meant to them.  We also talk Marvel news, DC news and Star Wars news.  And it’s the return of Frank.  Yeah, so there’s that.  Enjoy Leftover Army! Share this: The post Episode 55: Double Nickels appeared first on Pop Culture Leftovers.
  • Episode 54: Franknado

    Leftover Brian
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:33 pm
    This week the Leftovers talk about Sharknado 2, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Zack Snyder defends Aquaman and some Star Wars news.  Enjoy.  Or Not. Share this: The post Episode 54: Franknado appeared first on Pop Culture Leftovers.
  • Episode 53: Guardians of the Galaxy

    Leftover Brian
    3 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    This episode the Leftovers discuss James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy”.  Will they Toss It?  Taste It?  Tupperware Party?  This episode is all Guardians.  Complete breakdown of the film, talk of what this means for the future films, sequel talk and we get in depth and talk about the Infinity stones.  Enjoy Leftover Army. Share this: The post Episode 53: Guardians of the Galaxy appeared first on Pop Culture Leftovers.
 
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    All Documentaries

  • Africa: Miracle Water

    All Documentaries
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Out of the four classical elements: earth, water, air, fire; water is acting more decisively in the daily lives of Africans. Their absence or excess, its necessity as ancestral bearer of life and death, are at the origin of almost all conflicts and at the center of everyday life. Water in Africa, as in any The post Africa: Miracle Water appeared first on All Documentaries.
  • The Great Moghuls

    All Documentaries
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:42 pm
    The Great Moghuls (1990) is a Channel Four Television documentary series covering the dramatic story of the rise of the Moghul Empire (1526-1857) of India. Over six generations, from father to son, the Great Moghuls captured, consolidated and profoundly influenced control of the vast sub-continent of India. The six-part series was written and presented by The post The Great Moghuls appeared first on All Documentaries.
  • Drugs Inc. Molly Madness

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    1 Sep 2014 | 7:32 pm
    MDMA is an empathogenic drug of the phenethylamine and amphetamine classes of drugs. MDMA has become widely known as “ecstasy”, usually referring to its street form, although this term may also include the presence of possible adulterants. Much of Atlanta’s night life is fuelled by drugs and right now one of the hottest is “Molly”. The post Drugs Inc. Molly Madness appeared first on All Documentaries.
  • The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings

    All Documentaries
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:33 pm
    “What is it about art theft we can’t resist?” is just one question posed by host and art critic Alastair Sooke in this BBC documentary about some of the most notable high-stakes art robberies on record. Sooke strives to learn more about those who commit art theft, their motivations, and how it is that so The post The World’s Most Expensive Stolen Paintings appeared first on All Documentaries.
  • Tent City

    All Documentaries
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    This documentary takes viewers inside one of the largest tent cities in the country. Profiling several members of the tent community and calling into question societal attitudes towards homelessness, Tent City provides a humanizing perspective on the plight of those living nomadically in an elaborate homeless community within the woods of Lakewood, NJ. The Lakewood compound is The post Tent City appeared first on All Documentaries.
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  • Swatch, The Pioneer in Swiss Made Watches, Will Launch Its Own Version of the Smartwatch

    PeeJay1980
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    When it comes to Swiss made watches, Swatch is a name that stands out from the rest. Founded in 1983, the company has always been able to diversify while remaining strong in the market. It now seems that the lease in Swiss made watches isn’t going to follow suit with the likes of Motorola and Samsung in releasing smartwatches that utilise Android Wear. Swatch plan to launch their own “wearable gadgets” that will see it once again diversify from other companies. Swatch’s Swiss made watches for the 21st century will see a variety of features added to create the “Swatch Touch,”…
  • “An American Horror Story: Freak Show” Unveils Another Short Teaser

    PeeJay1980
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:48 pm
    A further trailer for “An American Horror Story: Freak Show” has been unveiled featuring a three-legged acrobat. Not much detail is shown in the trailer, but what is shown is creepy. The series will premiere on Oct. 8, 2014 on FX in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/PT. “An American Horror Story: Freak Show” will be the fourth season of the anthology series that will focus on the last few freaks remaining in Jupiter, Florida. Viewers can expect to see a bearded lady and a clown killer as the freaks battle against forces that do not understand them. The series will star Jessica Lange as Elsa…
  • “Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell” Has The Saints Facing Off Against Satan

    PeeJay1980
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    A new trailer unveiled at PAX today shows the Saints coming head to head with Satan himself in the realms of hell. After experimenting with an Ouija board, Johnny Gat and company are sucked into Hell that sees them come face-to-face with demons as well as some prominent historical figures before going on to battle Satan himself. Violation say that Hell will measure half the size of “Saint Row 4’s” Steel Port. A new collation of weapons will be available to players, which will be present in true “Saints Row” style. Weapons will include the Energy Caster and a Locust Gun, which fires…
  • An All New Trailer Is Unveiled For “REC 4”

    PeeJay1980
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:09 am
    The guys over at Shock ‘Till You Drop have delivered exciting news of a new trailer for the fourth instalment of the virus-outbreak series. The movie is due to premiere soon at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as making its mark overseas. The Shock ‘Til You Drop guys have also pointed out the that “Apocalypse” sub-title that was used throughout its development has been omitted. The new movie is directed by Jaume Balaguero and focuses on Angela Vidal from the first and second movie and manages to make it out alive. However, not all is as it seems.   The post An All…
  • Batgirl Joins The Population and Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

    PeeJay1980
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    The Ice Bucket Challenge has been something of a viral charity campaign, where people tip buckets of ice over their head and nominate others to do the same, all in aid of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as motor neurone disease. Charities have raised millions in its campaign, so it was only a matter of time before fictional superheroes got involved. Following the revamp of Batgirl by Brendan Fletcher, Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr, they decided to issue the challenge following a nomination by Barbara Gordon. Her new outfit gets completely soaked as Mr. Freeze complains about being…
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy concept art

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    20 Aug 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Justin Sweet, a concept artist who has worked on many films, has recently posted some of the work he did for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie. The sketches were posted on Film Sketcher blog, and show some of the pre-production drawings of what Justin Sweet envisioned the characters might look like. Dax – Guardians of the Galaxy – (Photo: Justin Sweet – Facebook) See more images on Film Sketcher.
  • Jungle Book: Origins’ cast becomes even more impressive

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    20 Aug 2014 | 10:43 am
    The Jungle Book: Origins movie, to be directed by Andy Serkis, is packed full of A-List actors, which now includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan, and Peter Mullan. Unlike the original Jungle Book animated film by Disney, this new version will be released by Warner Bros. studios, so it may be a little more adult-friendly, especially since Serkis himself has described the film as ‘darker’.
  • Henry Cavill promotional image – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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    3 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    We had already seen an image of Batman, and now we have an official image of Superman from Warner Bros. Henry Cavill – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Courtesy of Warner Bros.
  • Disney’s Cinderella live action official teaser trailer

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  • Apple homing in on home automation

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    27 May 2014 | 10:20 am
    The Financial Times reported today that Apple plans to announce a move into the home automation business. There aren’t many details at this point, as is to be expected, but FT says that the announcement will come at the Worldwide Developer Conference in early June. There is, of course, lots of speculation about what Apple will announce, but there are no definite details, so it is best to wait and see what develops.
 
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  • ‘Once Upon A Time’ Season 4 promo: Things are a bit icy for Elsa in Storybrooke

    Nargis
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    ABC has only now started showing promos for the upcoming fall season premieres for their hit shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and now Once Upon A Time. I don’t have any numbers or data to back this claim, but based off hype, I would say the Once Upon A Time season 4 premiere is one of the most anticipated season premieres of any TV show today. Ever since Frozen made its global debut last November, Disney has been capitalizing on all aspects of the film including theme park visits by models in Frozen costumes, toys, DVD sales, and of course, Once Upon A Time. The upcoming fourth season…
  • 343i shows off ‘Halo 3′ campaign in 1080p, 60fps at PAX

    Mansoor
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    343 Industries is hard at work on Halo 5: Guardians, which releases sometime in Fall 2015, but in the meantime we’ll be playing Halo: The Master Chief Collection come November for as long as humanly possible. So far, we’ve been given multiple videos and articles regarding the Halo 2: Anniversary remaster in the collection, but almost nothing about Halo 3 or Halo 4. At PAX this weekend, 343i unveiled campaign gameplay for Halo 3 upgraded to 1080p, 60fps, as well as new lighting effects and various other tweaks. The following video doesn’t do a good job of showcasing the…
  • ‘Resident Evil Revelations 2′ and ‘Resident Evil HD Remaster’ trailers dropped at SCE Japan event

    Kevin
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:13 am
    Capcom dropped some Resident Evil news at Sony Computer Entertainment’s event in Japan this weekend, which include the already announced Resident Evil HD Remaster. Capcom has previously said they wanted to re-release the already re-released Resident Evil game on new-gen consoles because fans of the series wanted it in the highest possible resolution and frame-rate possible. At the SCE event in Japan, Capcom unveiled the first trailer for Resident Evil HD Remaster, which releases in early 2015 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, and PC. On top of that, they also announced the brand new…
  • Marvel’s ‘Agents of SHIELD’ Season 2 promo: First footage from the second season

    Mansoor
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 2 premieres in less than a month and we’ve just now been given a first look at footage from the somewhat-anticipated second season. While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. broke several records when it debuted last Fall, its viewership quickly dropped off due to poor writing and directing. The majority of the show’s audience, including myself, believe that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. formed a solid foundation and actually got better after the Captain America: The Winter Soldier crossover-esque episode midway through the season. Hopefully we get some…
  • ‘Blade Runner 2′ may happen before ‘Prometheus 2′

    Nargis
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:36 pm
    Ridley Scott seems to be making one major movie a year and this year’s film is Exodus: Gods and Kings. Even though he has two sequels he is developing, Scott still has time to make another film next year starring Matt Damon called The Martian; so when exactly will those two sequels happen. Prometheus 2 currently has release date set for March 4, 2016, but going based off what Scott told EW in a recent interview, Blade Runner 2 might be happening first. “It’s written and it’s damn good,” Scott says of the Blade Runner sequel. “Of course it involves Harrison, who is a survivor…
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  • My Harry Potter Complex

    Laura Roddy
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
     I recently watched an interview with J.K. Rowling which took place in 1998; she had just published her first Harry Potter book. She appeared mystified that the story she had spent seven years creating had sold 30,000 copies in the U.K; it had beaten the odds of what her publishers had thought were possible (she had been told that children’s books just didn’t sell in large numbers). In a café, somewhere in Scotland, she sat unrecognisable to her now self, with long curly red hair and a baggy woollen jumper, a cup of coffee nestled on the table beside her elbow. She spoke about the…
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Review

    Laura Roddy
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    There’s a reason why Guardians of the Galaxy has received four and a half gold stars on both rotten tomatoes’ and IMDb’s websites. Described as the best blockbuster of the summer it is not only hilariously funny but comes with a fantastic soundtrack and some of the most amusing characters ever seen in a superhero movie. In fact, it is the talking racoon – Rocket, who exists as a result of a science experiment, the humanized tree – Groot, that has the ability to speak only three words for the entire of the film (“I am Groot”), the sensitive human -Peter Quill, who we see…
  • Remembering Robin

    Aisling Keogh
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    “Heroes don’t look like they used to, they look like you do…”Today most of us woke up to the news that Robin Williams had died in the early hours of this morning. Initial findings suggest that the cause of death was suicide due to asphyxia. I don’t usually feel the need to comment on celebrity deaths, whilst every death is sad, and tragic in some of the recent losses that the celebrity world has had to come to terms with. I never really felt like my life would be affected. I appreciated their work I would notice and miss their presence on some of my favourite shows.
  • Film Review: Boyhood

    Simon Fallaha
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
    Simon Fallaha looks at Richard Linklater’s magnum opus: a tale of loss, love and livelihoodThere are two ways to look at Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. You could see it as the real-time life story it promotes itself as, a unique, psychological and philosophical exploration of the ups and downs of readjustment when growing up and getting older. Alternatively, you could just shrug your shoulders and dismiss it is as “another coming of age flick” with a gimmick, a showcase for pretentious, self-consciously artsy natter. It’s a familiar trend in Linklater’s…
  • Halloween: 35 Years of Terror

    Adrian Brennan
    28 Jun 2014 | 9:10 am
    It has been 35 years since The Night He Came Home. John Carpenter’s independent masterpiece turned 35 recently, so I thought it would be a good idea to go back and take a look at one of the greatest horror films ever made. And looking back on it now, you’d never think it was 35 years old, as it absolutely stands the test of time, and is arguably better than some of the horror films released today.Telling the story of Michael Myers, who, at the age of 6 brutally murders his teenage sister after she sleeps with her boyfriend (this is where that horror trope comes from!) Years later,…
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  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Review

    Laura Roddy
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:17 pm
    There’s a reason why Guardians of the Galaxy has received four and a half gold stars on both rotten tomatoes’ and IMDb’s websites. Described as the best blockbuster of the summer it is not only hilariously funny but comes with a fantastic soundtrack and some of the most amusing characters ever seen in a superhero movie. In fact, it is the talking racoon – Rocket, who exists as a result of a science experiment, the humanized tree – Groot, that has the ability to speak only three words for the entire of the film (“I am Groot”), the sensitive human -Peter Quill, who we see…
  • Film Review: Boyhood

    Simon Fallaha
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:40 am
    Simon Fallaha looks at Richard Linklater’s magnum opus: a tale of loss, love and livelihoodThere are two ways to look at Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. You could see it as the real-time life story it promotes itself as, a unique, psychological and philosophical exploration of the ups and downs of readjustment when growing up and getting older. Alternatively, you could just shrug your shoulders and dismiss it is as “another coming of age flick” with a gimmick, a showcase for pretentious, self-consciously artsy natter. It’s a familiar trend in Linklater’s…
  • Review: X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Kevin Carney
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:20 am
    Director: Bryan Singer.Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen. The X-Men franchise has been a bit uneven in terms of quality with the X-Men series since original director Bryan Singer left the franchise to direct Superman Returns (and we all know how that turned out). Some have been amazing (First Class) while others have been appalling (The Last Stand and Origins: Wolverine), but now Singer returns to reclaim his throne and deliver the most ambitious X-Men film to date.The film begins in a dystopian…
  • A Long Way Down – Review

    Keeley Ryan
    3 May 2014 | 2:28 am
    Director: Pascal Chameuil Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Imogen Poots, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Sam Neill.‘A Long Way Down’ has a host of extremely talented actors, but not even that can save it. The adaptation of Nick Hornby’s 2005 book tries to stand up to the book – it really does. But it manages to fall on its face before the first half hour is even over.The film tells the story of four people who find themselves on top of Topper’s House on the same night, all intending to do the same thing – to end their lives The four people – Martin (Brosnan), Maureen (Collette), Jess…
  • Pompeii – Review

    Keeley Ryan
    29 Apr 2014 | 6:51 am
    Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Starring: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Adkinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas, Jared Harris, Kiefer Sutherland.Pompeii was clearly meant to be this year’s epic blockbuster disaster flick. Whether or not it succeeds in its mission still remains to be seen.The film opens in an ancient village in Britain, with a small boy waking up. He leaves his tent, only to see a Roman army invading and his family in danger. The Roman general rounds up all the rebels after a brief fight sequence, while the small boy feigns death nearby. The general…
 
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  • ...quoted in The Asian Age

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    14 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    The Asian Age ran a story on August 12, 2014 carrying our views :-)
  • I want to work with Gulzaar saab again: Jimmy Shergill

    Mansi Dutta
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    It's hard to come by actors, who can pull off every genre with such brisk ease, you can never get enough. The abundantly gifted Jimmy Sheirgill, who's come a long way from Maachis and dished out films as assorted as A Wednesday, Yahaan, Saheb Biwi aur Gangster says this is just the beginning. In a quick interview, Sheirgill talks to me about the kind of films he enjoys doing, what he thinks about the "underrated" tag, his upcoming films and more! You've experimented with different films. What genre do you enjoy the most? I like light-hearted films. There's so much pressure…
  • Emerging Filmmakers: In Conversation with 'Leeches' director Payal Sethi

    Mansi Dutta
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    After an award-winning debut, writer-director and co-founder of FilmKaravan [which has supported projects like Superman of Malegaon, Sita Sings the Blues] Payal Sethi is all set to kick off shooting her second film, Leeches. The New-York bred filmmaker began her career under the tutelage of veteran director Mira Nair. She assisted on films as varied as The Namesake, Monsoon Wedding, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, before directing her first short, Grant St. Shaving Co., which won her recognition at film festivals abroad. Payal speaks to me about her upcoming film, her…
  • In Conversation with Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan

    Mansi Dutta
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:37 am
    From being the star kid, you're slowly becoming one of the most bankable actors in Bollywood. How has the experience been so far? Alia: This is something I've wanted to do ever since I was a child. It wasn't because my parents were actors. It has always been in me to want to be an actor. You can call it genes cause my father's father was a filmmaker, father's mother was an actor, my dad is a director, my mother and sister are both actors, so it does run in the family but I also work towards it a lot. I make sure the choices I make are different and at the same time entertaining and…
  • Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya (2014) - Review

    Mansi Dutta
    12 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Unlike so many remakes and rehashes (many of which only make you squirm) of Bollywood's most loved films, this modern-day spin to the classic DDLJ has a charm, a soul of its own. A cracker of a love story with a sparkling chemistry between the leads, Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya entertains all along. It revives happy memories of all those filmi love stories we've grown up watching (and fancied) over the years. If you're a sucker for Bollywood films, how can you miss this one!Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt win you over with their honest, unbridled performances. Humpty Sharma is no hero. He plays…
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  • Benedict Cumberbatch cast as Khan

    Dan Green
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    The Jungle Book joust between Warner Bros. and Disney has taken another exciting twist, as the former have just recruited Benedict Cumberbatch to voice tyrannical tiger Shere Khan. Disney announced some time ago that Luther himself, Idris Elba, will bring the man-eater to life for their version of the Rudyard Kipling novel. So team Warner, with Andy Serkis at the helm, now reads as Benedict Cumberbatch… yep, that’s about it. The youthful Sherlock star is indeed the first name on the cast list for Jungle Book: Origins, to give the project its proper title, but for now the irony of…
  • Trailer Review: Life of Crime (2013)

    Chris Asiama
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:07 am
    Elmore Leonard’s works are often adapted for movies and Life of Crime is a big screen version of his 1978 novel, The Switch. A new trailer for the crime film is now online and it stars Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, Isla Fisher, John Hawkes, Yaslin Bay and Mark Boone Junior. The movie is directed by Daniel Schechter. Hawkes and Bay play two bumbling crooks called Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie who kidnap Aniston’s character, Mickey Dawson. Their plan is to ransom her for big money as her husband Frank Dawson (Tim Robbins) is a wealthy but corrupt real estate tycoon. Unfortunately…
  • Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Harriet Matthews
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:55 am
    Directed by Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves, this latest instalment of the Apes franchise may in fact be the best of the more recent offerings. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes focuses on the strained relationship between a society of super-evolved apes and a group of humans living in the ruins of San Francisco, who have managed to survive a worldwide epidemic of ‘Simian Flu’. The film showcases not only brilliant effects, but also great characterisation, and continues the Apes tradition of posing significant questions about the nature of humanity. Obviously Weta Digital’s CGI is insanely…
  • Brit movies score Toronto treble

    Dan Green
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    We owe them a lot, those Canadians. Maple syrup, ice hockey and even Bryan Adams would probably top more than a few lists. But soon enough there’s going to be even more to be thankful for, because the organisers of the 39th annual Toronto Film Festival have just announced that this year’s bash will be giving no less than three British movies their world premieres. The lucky winners are The Riot Club, The Theory of Everything and A Little Chaos, with the latter having the further honour of wrapping up the event. Toronto will play host to more toffs than the Henley Regatta when The…
  • First official poster for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Harriet Matthews
    4 Dec 0001 | 4:00 pm
    It’s been a pretty exciting week for those hungry for news of the third and final Hobbit film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Not only were we gifted with another still from the movie (see above), but the first official poster for the film has also been released. Admittedly, the still is not that exciting (just battle-weary Gandalf and Bard looking gravely at something we can’t see), however the poster more than makes up for that. Feast your eyes on the below. As you can see, it really sets the town on fire (sorry). Well, what more could we ask for? Here we have Smaug…
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  • ANGRY BIRDS TRANSFORMERS has a legit awesome animated opening

    george@therealmtoys.com (the Realm Cast/ the Realm toys)
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    Birds disguised as robots in disguise Count me among the time wasters on Angry Birds. I’ve killed many an hour before bed trying to beat level after level.  The people a Rovio successfully cracked the code for digital cocaine. Now … Continue reading →
  • Is the TICK live action show coming back?

    george@therealmtoys.com (the Realm Cast/ the Realm toys)
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:57 am
    I hate to be teased.The live action Tick was ahead of its time by about ten years.  If that show aired today on say, Comedy Central or Adult Swim, I’d say it’d be doing pretty well for its self.  Sadly, … Continue reading →
  • OUTCAST BY KIRKMAN & AZACETA DRIVES MASSES INTO STORES

    george@therealmtoys.com (the Realm Cast/ the Realm toys)
    31 Aug 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Issue #3 of hottest new horror series on the market sells out immediately, goes into 2nd printing to meet customer demand. “Kirkman’s approach is surprisingly human and nuanced without all the over-the-top clichés that so frequently accompany these tales… Kirkman deftly … Continue reading →
  • New Attilan Under Siege

    george@therealmtoys.com (the Realm Cast/ the Realm toys)
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Your First Look at INHUMAN #6! This September, the residents of New Attilan face a new challenge in INHUMAN #6 – from blockbuster writer Charles Soule and Marvel All-New Young Gun artist Ryan Stegman! Medusa has poured the blood, sweat and tears of her … Continue reading →
  • HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 ARRIVES ON DIGITAL HD OCT. 21 AND BLU-RAY™ & DVD NOV. 11

    george@therealmtoys.com (the Realm Cast/ the Realm toys)
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Catch the all-new animated adventure, DreamWorks DRAGONS: DAWN OF THE DRAGON RACERS, exclusively with the Blu-ray™ Combo, DVD Double Pack and Digital HD  LOS ANGELES, CA (August 29, 2014) – Soaring past the $500 million mark at the global box office, … Continue reading →
 
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  • What's New On Netflix: September 2014

    kyle mcmahon
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    What New Movies & TV Shows Can You Watch on Netflix: September 2014What's New on Netflix: September 2014Each month Netflix adds movies and TV shows to its catalog. We've compiled a list of the movies Netflix is gaining for you to stream in September 2014 for your viewing pleasure. Hit the jump to see What's New on Netflix for September 2014... READ ON [Help support us by visiting the website at www,popculturewhore.com for the full article!]
  • Iyanla Van Zant Takes Fix My Life to Ferguson

    kyle mcmahon
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Iyanla Van Zant Takes Fix My Life to Ferguson Iyanla Van Zant takes Iyanla Fix My Life to Ferguson, Missourri Spiritual life teacher, Oprah's Lifeclass life coach and star of Iyanla, Fix My Life, Iyanla Van Zant traveled to Ferguson, Missouri within the last week to create some healing. She told an interviewer, "I have an opportunity. I'm going to take that opportunity. I want to know what the people on the ground are saying. I wanted to hear the untold story. I wanted to be there as it unfolded". And boy, did she ever. Iyanla took directly to the streets of Ferguson to promote…
  • Complete 2014 / 66th Annual Emmy Awards Winners List

    kyle mcmahon
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Complete 2014 / 66th Annual Emmy Awards Winners ListComplete 2014 / 66th Annual Emmy Awards Winners ListThe 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards went on last night and the results are in for the Emmy winners. Breaking Bad swept the Emmys as it bows out from TV with last years final season of the show. Modern Family once again took Best Comedy Series, while American Horror Story: Coven took home multiple trophies.  Hit the jump for the Complete 66th Annual Emmy Awards Winners List (2014)... READ ON [Help support us by visiting the website at www,popculturewhore.com for the full article!]
  • Phineas And Ferb Do 'Lost' Themed Episode by Damon Lindelof

    kyle mcmahon
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:32 am
    Phineas And Ferb Do 'Lost' Themed Episode by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof Disney XD's Phineas and Ferb to air Lost themed episode by Damon Lindelof Damon Lindelof, the writer and co-creator of the classic show Lost, will be writing a Lost themed show for Disney XD's hit show Phineas and Ferb. The episode, "Lost in Danville", finds a locked capsule which falls into Phineas and Ferb's backyard. Terry O'Quinn, who played John Locke on the ABC hit show, will voice Professor Mystery in the episode, which airs September 29th, 2014. Catch Phineas and Ferb "Lost in Danville" September 29th, 2014 on…
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show Gets Teaser & Premiere Date

    kyle mcmahon
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:33 am
    American Horror Story: Freak Show Gets Teaser & Premiere DateAmerican Horror Story: Freak Show gets teaser & premiere date American Horror Story: Freak Show has gotten a teaser trailer and (finally) a premiere date. Season 4 of the Emmy winning, hit show follows Jessica Lange who over sees the last traveling freak show as they hit Jupiter, Florida in 1952.  Also in Season 4 is returning cast members Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Denis O'Hare, Gabourey Sidibe, Angela Bassett and newcomers Michael Chiklis and the legendary Patti Labelle. American Horror…
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  • Celebs Wish Pawan Kalyan On Twitter - Happy Birthday PawanKalyan

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    Today Pawan Kalyan turned 42 and is celebrating his Birthday on a special note with his super duper Bullet song. Silly Monks wishes him a Grand Birthday and Many More Happy Returns of the Day !! He is popularly known as Power Star by his millions of fans.Pawan Kalyan was born as Konidela Kalyan Babu on 2nd September 1971 in Bapatla to parents Konidela Venkat Rao and Anjana Devi . He made his debut in Telugu films in 1996 with “Akkada Ammayi Ikkada Abbayi” and began climbing the ladder of success by his dint of hard work. He has appeared in several hit films, latest being “Gabbar…
  • Wishing Power Star Pawan Kalyan A Very Happy Birthday

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    Undoubtedly ,2nd September is a big date for all mega fans. Guess why? Of course, even a school going kid would tell that its the birthday of one and only power-star Pawan Kalyan.What introduction one can give about Pawan Kalyan,after everyone having described him in all the possible ways ? More than a film star, Pawan has won the hearts of his fans as a human being. His down to earth nature, his passion towards his work, his concern towards the society and above all his simplicity have made everyone get attracted to his excellent personality.Taking a typical service route apart from the…
  • Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham Teaser - Sai Dharam Tej, Regina Cassandra, Jagapathi Babu

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:18 am
    Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham Movie First Look Teaser, starring Sai Dharam Tej, Regina Cassandra, Prakash Raj, Jagapathi Babu, Chandra Mohan, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Prabhas Srinu, Raghu Babu, Josh Ravi among others. The movie is directed by SS Ravi Kumar Chowdary, music composed by Anup Rubens & produced by Harshith and Bunny Vasu under the banner Geetha Arts. The teaser has been launched on the eve of Power Star Pawan Kalyan birthday.
  • Ravi Teja's 'POWER' pushed to Sep 12th

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
     Ravi Teja's Upcoming Powerful Police Story Movie POWER got pushed to September 12th and at First it was for 5th September and now, due to Censor formalities dispute this Movie has delayed its Theatrical Release , Starring Hansika , Regaina Cassandra in Female Lead roles and Directed by Bobby as Debut director.Music composed by SS Thaman.
  • Mukunda First Look Teaser on Power Star Pawan Kalyan Birthday - Varun Tej

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Mukunda movie first look teaser starring Varun Tej, Pooja Hegde in lead roles has been launched on the Birthday of Powerstar Pawan Kalyan birthday.The teaser was very impressive, Varun Tej looks like next door boy , his expressions and smile resembles his dad Naga Babu. He was looking very confident in close up shots with his expressive eyes and why not?, He has been well trained all these years to showcase his talent. His height is added advantage , definitely an ‘ Aaradugula Nalugu Angulala Bullet’ of Tollywood.Pooja Hegde, an Indian Model & Actress. She has been crowned as the Miss…
 
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  • Cinematic Releases: Frank

    Christopher George
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Michael Fassbender continues to excel in his role as eccentric lead singer, Frank."Hello. Is there anybodyin there?"Perhaps one of the strangest and creatively miraculous releases of 2014 is Frank, a low budget independent film that furthers Fassbender's nearly impeccable resume of diverse and emotive roles.This is a dark, music infused comedy that drifts in to the rabbit hole of mental illness while telling a great story about friendship, loyalty, and the family-like relationship that is formed between a group of socially awkward band mates. Franks sheds light on numerous topics including…
  • New To Blu: The Sacrament

    Christopher George
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:09 am
    Ti West changes it up with his latest release, The Sacrament."Hi. I'm super hot andabsolutely crazy. Wanna hang out?"The Sacrament was released a couple weeks ago on blu-ray and is now available on Amazon Instant Streaming.Loosely based on the Jonestown Massacre and cult leader Jim Jones, The Sacrament presents a fictional look inside a religious encampment and how the followers are easily manipulated to do the bidding of their self appointed leaders. Although this is a work of fictionalized reality, the topic is one that should be attacked more often and should be the setting for a much…
  • Sneak Peek: First Look At Disney's Lava

    Christopher George
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:58 pm
    Disney just gave us access to their first look at the upcoming short, Lava. Check it out inside.
  • Cinematic Releases: As Above, So Below

    Christopher George
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The handheld style horror film gets a major jolt to the system with this week's As Above, So Below."Indiana Jones was neverthis scary!"This type of film making is definitely here to stay and As Above, So Below is the exact definition of why and how it can be used to its maximum potential. This is a gruesome tale that perfectly blends the classic archaeological adventure type story with the confined, dim lit horror we've all grown so accustomed to. For the first time in years, this viewer was absolutely enthralled by how the "found footage" method can be applied while delivering a unique and…
  • Review: Rats!!!! The Strange Cases of Willard and Ben

    Christopher George
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    If you don't like rats, then you should stay away from this lengthened review. Andrew reviews Willard, Ben, and the 2003 remake of the classic.In 1971, a horror film emerged which would change the face of movie protagonists and antagonists for years to come.  No longer were the forces of good and evil fought merely between men or the kinds of monsters you’d find in a local drive in.  Here, the forces of darkness would be found within the forces of nature, either a natural earth disaster or an epidemic involving animals.  In the case of Willard, the stampede against humanity…
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  • Avengers 2 Villain – Baron Von Strucker

    Sean M. McPherson
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Avengers 2 Trailer Avengers 2 Trailer - The Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer Fan Site One of the more overshadowed villains that will be squaring-off against the Avengers is Baron von Strucker, or Wolfgang von Strucker, the current leader of HYDRA. Even the Avengers 2 Trailer staff forgot about his existence, mainly because the movie is, thankfully, NOT titled Avengers: Age of Wolfgang Baron von Strucker.   Since we dedicate our … read more » Avengers 2 Villain – Baron Von Strucker Sean M. McPherson
  • The Age of Ultron Trailer Audio Leaked

    Sean M. McPherson
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Avengers 2 Trailer Avengers 2 Trailer - The Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer Fan Site Age of Ultron Trailer Audio Leak First, the bad news… This is ONLY the audio from the new Age of Ultron trailer and a YouTube video of the Age of Ultron trailer transcript. According to Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, it looks like it will be awhile longer until the actual Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer … read more » The Age of Ultron Trailer Audio Leaked Sean M. McPherson
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron Panel #SDCC14

    Sean M. McPherson
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Avengers 2 Trailer Avengers 2 Trailer - The Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer Fan Site Age of Ultron Panel #SDCC14 Everyone is abuzz about the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer and the lack of an official trailer release. Here’s the deal, Age of Ultron footage was released to a limited group of attendees, but unfortunately, this footage/trailer has not been leaked or released to the masses… UGH. Our team will … read more » Avengers: Age of Ultron Panel #SDCC14 Sean M. McPherson
  • Avengers 2 Age of Ultron Poster #SDCC

    Sean M. McPherson
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Avengers 2 Trailer Avengers 2 Trailer - The Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer Fan Site The New Age of Ultron Poster #SDCC Buckle-up for the new Age of Ultron poster (s) which were officially revealed at San Diego Comic Con 2014 and they did not disappoint! The Avengers team seems to be in full force minus War Machine but adding The Vision, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Without further ado, here … read more » Avengers 2 Age of Ultron Poster #SDCC Sean M. McPherson
  • New Ant-Man Poster from San Diego Comic Con 2014

    Sean M. McPherson
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:14 am
    Avengers 2 Trailer Avengers 2 Trailer - The Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer Fan Site New Ant-Man Poster Well, it is that time of year for all the geeks to converge to their nerd mecca, San Diego Comic Con (SDCC)! This is an exciting time of year for us nerds, because SDCC causes widespread nerdgasms from the Convention Center to the Gas Lamp District. Most importantly, we FINALLY get to … read more » New Ant-Man Poster from San Diego Comic Con 2014 Sean M. McPherson
 
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  • They’re Already Rebooting Underworld … 2 Years After the Last Movie

    Nix
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Remember when you thought Sony jumped the gun with remaking Spider-Man a mere 5 years after the last movie? Well, Lakeshore Entertainment’s going to top that: A mere 2 years after the last “Underworld” movie (which would be “Underworld: Awakening” in case you’re keeping score at home), the studio is already moving forward with a reboot of the franchise. Yes, the term being bandied about is “reboot.” Not “remake.” Is there a difference? I have no idea, but saying they’re going to “reboot” it would seem to mean, well,…
  • EW Covers The Walking Dead Season 5

    Nix
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    I’m probably the only fan of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” who thought the Season 4 finale was kinda, well, predictable, with the final few minutes, when they’re running around the joint being herded by the bad guys, kind of lame. I mean, the special effects during that sequence. Wow. The bullet squibs? I thought it was a joke at first, but nope, I’m supposed to take that seriously. I think my 10-year-old nephew could have done better on his Mac Quadra. (Now that’s old school computing, kids!) Anyways, Season 5 is on the way this October and will no doubt…
  • Undead Mummies are on the Prowl in The Pyramid Trailer

    Nix
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    At first I thought Grégory Levasseur’s “The Pyramid” was another Found Footage horror movie. I really, really do not like Found Footage horror movies. I appreciate that they’re cheap to make and an easy way for horror film directors to get in “the biz,” but still, they’re almost always 90% boring and 10% mildly interesting at the very end. But I was wrong about “The Pyramid.” It’s apparently just really bad shaky cam filmmaking. Anyways, take a gander at the first trailer for the movie. Which just goes to show you, when nosy…
  • The Amityville House Awakens Again in First Trailer

    Nix
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:08 pm
    You can’t keep a cursed house down. Still boasting that it’s “based on a true story” (maybe, maybe not), the latest “Amityville” movie, titled “Amityville: The Awakening,” gets a PG-13 rating and a new teen star in Disney princess Bella Throne. Okay, so I don’t know if the film is officially PG-13, but it seems like it to me from this first trailer. I mean, just about every shock scene here turns out to be a vision of some kind, which is kind of lame, but hey, after 50 “Amityville” movies, I guess that’s just how it is…
  • Syfy’s Zombie Drama Z Nation to Premiere This September

    Nix
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    This September 10th will find a new zombie drama gracing your TV screens. Of course, whether you’ll tune in or not, or tune in and stick around, will be entirely up to you. The Syfy channel is getting into the undead game with “Z Nation,” which takes place 3 years after a zombie plague, and finds a group of people, including one lone badass soldier, trying to transport the only living known zombie survivor (he was bitten, but didn’t turn) from New York to California, where the last functioning viral lab is located. The show, which is getting a 13-episode first season…
 
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  • Revisited: Gattaca (1997)

    Carlyle Edmundson
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    CutPrintFilm's resident sci-fi aficionado Carlyle Edmundson revisits 1997's Gattaca, a criminally underseen film featuring genetic engineering and dashingly handsome leads The post Revisited: Gattaca (1997) appeared first on CutPrintFilm | Movie Reviews.
  • CutPrintFilm Podcast: Episode 27

    Jeff Rollins
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    This week wraps up our director retrospective on Brian DePalma as we discuss his 1989 film Casualties of War, starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn. The post CutPrintFilm Podcast: Episode 27 appeared first on CutPrintFilm | Movie Reviews.
  • Monthly Movie Preview: SEPTEMBER

    Jeff Rollins
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    Here's your official CutPrintFilm guide to what's coming to theaters in September. This looks like a ROUGH month for the movies but we'll get you through it. The post Monthly Movie Preview: SEPTEMBER appeared first on CutPrintFilm | Movie Reviews.
  • Soundtrack Sunday: Rushmore

    Josh Heath
    31 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Wes Anderson and his sound editors get an A+ on Rushmore. The post Soundtrack Sunday: Rushmore appeared first on CutPrintFilm | Movie Reviews.
  • As Above, So Below

    Jeff Rollins
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:01 am
    As Above, So Below is a horror film with aspirations to be so much more. That it even attempts to, at times, rise above the muck of modern horror makes it that much more disappointing when it goes ahead and wallows in it anyway. The post As Above, So Below appeared first on CutPrintFilm | Movie Reviews.
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    Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

  • The New Dietrich: Sari Maritza and Lauren Bacall Tribute

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Touted by Paramount Pictures in 1932 at the “New Dietrich”, Sari Maritza was as beautiful, exotic and captivating as her acting counterpart but without the dedication and longevity. Maritza was a Paramount acquisition groomed and educated like no other with the company’s executives waiting months before committing her to a picture. However, this highly anticipated and talented actress only appeared in pictures for four years, retiring to engross herself in her many and sadly short-lived marriages. Like so many Hollywood hopefuls, despite talent, good-looks and the backing of a large…
  • The Gentleman Gangster: Stone Wallace on George Raft – Part 2

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:12 pm
    This is part two of an interview I completed with George Raft biographer, Stone Wallace. For part one, click here. For everyone else, enjoy:Emma: How did Raft get into film acting? Did he have any training before beginning acting or was he simply a natural performer?      Stone: George was friendly with Texas Guinan, a famous cabaret hostess of the time and partner with mobster Larry Fay in the El Fey Club.  (The pair were later immortalized, if somewhat fictionally, as Eddie Bartlett and Panama Smith in The Roaring Twenties, played respectively by James Cagney…
  • The Gentleman Gangster: Stone Wallace on George Raft – Part 1

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:25 am
    In 1999 when the AFI released their 100 years…100 stars list of the top 50 greatest screen legends, most mainstream leading ladies and men were accounted for. They included Bogart – the dramatic actor, Cagney – the gangster, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly – the musical stars, Charlies Chaplin, Buster Keaton and The Marx Brothers – the comedians and Kirk Douglas, Marlon Brando and Sydney Poitier – the new age. But I think every avid classic film fan has at least one or two objections to the list. For me I like to imagine George Raft has place 51. He was as accomplished an actor as…
  • Even in Precode - Nobody’s Perfect

    11 Jul 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Hollywood, since the 1920’s, has been jokingly known as the community of fakers, liars and ‘Yes-man’. However once in a while a character stands out and breaks the mould as well as few a egos. Gloria Swanson by StanlawsPenrhyn Stanlaws was a portrait painting genius in the early 20th Century and, like rival Charles Dana Gibson, even had his own set of ‘Stanlaws Girls’. Born in Dundee, Scotland in 1877, his artworks graced the covers of countless popular magazines from Collier’s, Life, Saturday Evening Post, The American Magazine and Heart’s International. He became a…
  • The Tyrannical Wallace Beery: Gloria Swanson – Part 2

    29 Jun 2014 | 7:24 pm
    For all those new to the odd and perhaps scandalous relationship between Wallace Beery and Gloria Swanson, check out part 1. If not let’s catch up with the story:  As I said before, despite the age difference, Hollywood, family and arguments, Swanson and Beery were finally marriage. It was on the couple’s wedding night that the marriage (according to Swanson) turned violent.  Swanson claims during their first night together and with her mother in an adjoining room, Beery raped her. Beery had apparently spent a couple hours drinking at a local bar and was drunk when he went up to…
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  • The Beginner’s Guide To Christopher Nolan’s Mind-Bending Films

    Raul Marin
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of the year’s most-anticipated films is Interstellar, and it is directed by acclaimed director Christopher Nolan. It will be the first film he does exploring space. He began his resume with a short film called Doodlebug, and since then, he has taken Hollywood by storm directing nine films that include Following, Memento, Insomnia, The Prestige, Inception, and the The Dark Knight trilogy. When you see the name Christopher Nolan on the big screen, there is an expectation of greatness of his films. He has a very particular style that he brings to the marketing and making of his…
  • THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Trailer

    Shane Sri
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    You may know Stephen Hawking as the physicist in the wheelchair who speaks through his computer. He’s made numerous appearances in pop culture such as The Simpsons, Futurama, Last Week with John Oliver and even recorded his own ALS challenge. He doesn’t have ALS though; he has motor neurone disease (MND) that affects the control of voluntary muscle activity like speaking, walking and even swallowing. It starts slow and increases until the person can barely move and eventually dies. This is all way too sad to think about though so here’s Stephen in space and the trailer…
  • How A Film’s Music Manipulates Our Emotions

    Jacqui Siler
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Guardians of the Galaxy broke records this year when its soundtrack reached number one, making it the first soundtrack in history to reach number one with no new songs on the album. This got me thinking about great soundtracks and the use of popular music versus composition. There’s a time and a place for both, and sometimes a time for none. Several filmmakers have mastered pinpointing those moments. Merits of Soundtrack Juxtaposing a scene or scenes in a film with popular music actively engages the audience, especially if you’re trying to target a specific group. It can also…
  • Movies Opening in Cinemas On September 5

    Manon de Reeper
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Every Monday Film Inquiry publishes the movies that are opening in cinemas! This week: The Identical, God Help The Girl, Kelly & Cal, Frontera and the IMAX re-release of the 1994 film, Forrest Gump. Note that these are based on the opening dates in the United States. If you’re looking for the opening dates for a certain movie in your country, click the ‘international release dates” below the movie details. Opening in Cinemas This Week: The Identical 107 minutes - Drama Twin brothers are unknowingly separated at birth; one of them becomes an iconic rock ‘n’ roll star,…
  • PRIDE Trailer

    Shane Sri
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The function of a trailer is to lure you into watching a certain film. It does this by giving you the most attractive, cherry-picked scenes. My purpose here is filler: add-ons, surplus information, and the authenticity only a random Asian man can give you. In fulfilling my obligations in that front, I’m also going to imitate a film trailer. I will do this by giving you cherry-picked information that answers 5 basic questions known as the 5 Ws. What? The trailer below is for the new movie, Pride (2014)not to be confused with Pride (2007). This film, directed by Tony Award Winner…
 
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  • Blu-ray Reviews: All That Jazz, ¡Átame! (Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!), and Locke

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:30 pm
    by Tony Dayoub The year's best home releases usually fill that gap between the theatrical blockbuster season and that of awards hopefuls. Here are three worth your time. All That Jazz 1979's All That Jazz represents the apex of musical (black) comedy thanks to the creative force behind it, writer-director-choreographer Bob Fosse. Roy Scheider gets his finest role ever as Joe Gideon, Fosse's alter ego in all but name. Fosse somehow manages to highlight the most charming aspects of this egotistical, driven, drug-addicted womanizer by way of Scheider's tender interactions with the various women…
  • TV Review: Houdini (2014)

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    by Tony Dayoub Houdini begins with master escape artist Harry Houdini (Adrien Brody) in chains, plunging into a frozen river from St. Louis's Eads Bridge. It's a representative flashpoint the miniseries will go back to at the end of its first half and at the start of its second. In between, Uli Edel's miniseries scrutinizes the enigmatic Houdini's personal life more than previous projects. Using the framework of a relatively obscure book, Houdini: A Mind in Chains - A Psychoanalytic Portrait, it tries to explain some of what actually motivated the man. CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL POST AT SLANT…
  • Richard Attenborough

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    by Tony Dayoub ...the cost of promoting movies, the advertising and promotion of a movie, the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie. And these huge blockbusters that you see have tens and hundreds of millions of pounds and dollars spent promoting them. And if you don't have something which they believe will reach an enormous audience, then they won't go for it. - Sir Richard Attenborough, actor-director and a potent behind-the-scenes force in bringing less marketable British films to the forefront As expected, Variety has posted a couple of nice tributes to Sir Richard…
  • Courtesy of SLIFR: Professor Dewey Finn's Ostentatiously Odd, Scholastically Scattershot Back-to-School (of Rock?) Movie Quiz

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    by Tony Dayoub And now for another elucidating exam by that spectacular cinephile, Dennis Cozzalio, up since August 15th at his wonderful blog, Sergio Leone and the Infield Fly Rule. Visit his site to post your answers. My answers appear after the jump. 1) Band without their own movie, from any era, you’d most like to see get the Hard Day's Night or Head treatment The Beach Boys or, alternatively, the Foo Fighters. 2) Oliver Reed or Alan Bates? Oliver Reed, if only for being in both a Hammer movie (Curse of the Werewolf) and a Ken Russell film (Tommy). 3) Best thing about the move from…
  • Movie Review: Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

    20 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Tony Dayoub Less dense than its already thin predecessor, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For feels like a vast improvement nonetheless. Almost a decade ago, Sin City seemed almost revolutionary in the way it capitalized on then innovative digital technology that allowed directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller to shoot their movie on virtual, green-screen sets. Based on Miller's own graphic novel series, the film carried a certain irony. It was a black-and-white film noir homage with a stripped down, DIY sensibility despite hosting a cast of hip actors and utilizing cutting edge filmmaking…
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  • ANNOUNCEMENT: #StylespressoTurns4 Blog Giveaway Winners!

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:18 am
    stylespresso: Here they are, the winners of #StylespressoTurns4 Blog Giveaway! Congratulations to Micah, Nestie and Diana! Woohoo! Guys, please send me an email at stylespresso@gmail.com to verify who you are and so I can also get the address to where I’ll send the eGCs.Thank you everyone for joining!!! Like I said I’m feeling all the love and support. More giveaways to come, I promise! 
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  • #StylespressoTurns4 Anniversary Giveaway!

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:50 am
    First of all I wanna congratulate you and your blog. And thank you for giving us the chance to win a P1000 Ayala eGC. Wishing you a many more wonderful years. Keep inspiring us! More power to your blog! I want to win a P1000 Ayala eGC from #STYLESPRESSOturns4 Blog Giveaway! Visit http://stylespresso.com now for details! 
  • Buckle Up First!

    21 Aug 2014 | 9:38 pm
    Hundreds of people have been killed, while many others have been injured. It only means that vehicle accident is now a new pandemic. So let’s give importance in protecting ourselves and our passengers.  And the easiest way is to use your seatbelt. Buckle Up First! Because seatbelt is one of the most effective and proven means of reducing the likelihood of death and serious injury in a crash. Join Us To Be Safety Leaders! Join the Toyota Seatbelt Art Contest! Design your seatbelt pads! By The Way Vote For My Entry:…
  • #StylespressoTurns4 Anniversary Giveaway!

    16 Aug 2014 | 6:41 pm
    #StylespressoTurns4 Anniversary Giveaway!: stylespresso: UP FOR GRABS: I will be picking 3 lucky followers who will each win 1000 pesos worth of Ayala Malls e-GC! You can use this in ALL restaurants, supermarkets, department stores, boutiques, specialty shops, salon and cinemas in ALL Ayala Malls nationwide. Malls include Glorietta, Greenbelt, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, Serendra, Bonifacio High Street, etc. HOW TO JOIN: 1. Share the #STYLESPRESSOTurns4 Blog giveaway poster above on ANY your social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+) with the following caption: I want…
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  • [18+] Premiers désirs (1983) DVDRip 700MB

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:58 pm
    aka First DesiresInfo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086136/Release Date: 11 December 1983 (France)Genre: Drama | RomanceLanguage: German | FrenchDirector: David HamiltonCast: Monica Broeke, Patrick Bauchau, Inge Maria GranzowResolution: 640*480Format: AVIUploader: Gre@t4DLSource: DVDRip XviDDuration: 1h 16mnFile Size: 695.13 MiBSubtitle: Indonesia, English (N/A)Synopsis:Premiers désirs is a French-German romantic film drama first released in 1983, directed by David Hamilton. Cinematography was by Alain Derobe and the film was scored by Philippe Sarde. It stars Monica Broeke, Patrick Bauchau,…
  • A Night in Nude: Salvation (2010) BluRay 720p x264 1GB

    1 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    aka Nûdo no yoru: Ai wa oshiminaku ubauInfo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1653916/Release Date: 2 October 2010 (Japan)Genre: Crime | Drama | ThrillerLanguage: JapaneseDirector: Takashi IshiiCast: Daisuke Iijima, Harumi Inoue, Machiko KochiResolution: 1280*690Format: MatroskaUploader: Gre@t4DLSource: BluRay 720p x264 AC3-HDWDuration: 2h 24mnFile Size: 1000.00 MiBSubtitle: Indonesia, EnglishSynopsis:Jiro (Naoto Takenaka) is a man who can do anything for you for a price. Part odd jobs man and part private eye he takes on tasks as simple as clearing out storage lockers to tracking down lost…
  • The Fault in Our Stars (2014) BluRay 720p x264 1GB

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:07 pm
    aka TFiOSInfo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2582846/Release Date: 6 June 2014 (USA)Genre: Drama | RomanceLanguage: EnglishDirector: Josh BooneCast: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Nat WolffResolution: 1280*688Format: MatroskaUploader: Gre@t4DLSource: 720p BluRay x264-SPARKSDuration: 2h 12mnFile Size: 999.14 MiBSubtitle: Indonesia, EnglishSynopsis:Hazel and Augustus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that Hazel's other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus…
  • Rain Man (1988) REMASTERED BluRay 720p 950MB

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:54 am
    aka Cuando dos hermanos se encuentranInfo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095953/Release Date: 16 December 1988 (USA)Genre: DramaLanguage: English | ItalianDirector: Barry LevinsonCast: Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, Valeria GolinoResolution: 1280*688Format: MatroskaUploader: Gre@t4DLSource: REMASTERED 720p BluRay X264-AMIABLEDuration: 2h 13mnFile Size: 952.02 MiBSubtitle: Indonesia, EnglishSynopsis:Charles Sanford "Charlie" Babbit is a self-centered Los Angeles-based automobile dealer/hustler/bookie who is at war with his own life. Charlie, as a young teenager, used his father's 1948 Buick…
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) 720p WEB-DL 700MB

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    aka Cómo entrenar a tu dragón 2Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1646971/Release Date: 13 June 2014 (USA)Genre: Animation | Action | AdventureLanguage: EnglishDirector: Dean DeBloisCast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard ButlerResolution: 1280*540Format: MatroskaUploader: Gre@t4DLSource: 720p WEB-DL x264 AC3-EVODuration: 1h 41mnFile Size: 699.48 MiBSubtitle: Indonesia, EnglishSynopsis:It's been five years since Hiccup and Toothless successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the…
 
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  • Mardaani Twelfth (12th) Day Box Office Collection (Earnings) and Reports| Twelfth Day Business

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    2 Sep 2014 | 1:41 am
    Mardaani Twelfth (12th) Day Box Office Collection (Earnings) and Reports| Twelfth Day Business - Mardaani on the twelfth day of its Box Office is going through the same collection. The collection of the movie is not giving the improvement though the movie is getting very nice response at the theaters. The strong and powerful performance of the movie and its star cast had been able to win number of hearts. But none of the movie on the theaters are getting good number of people to watch on the theaters. Now let us see the response of the movie on the twelfth day at the Box Office. Mardaani…
  • Raja Natwarlal Fifth (5th) Day Box Office Collection (Earnings) and Reports| Fifth Day Business

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    1 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Raja Natwarlal Fifth (5th) Day Box office Collection (Earnings) and Reports| Fifth Day Business - Raja Natwarlal is running on the theaters with the very slow pace. Many of you might had watched the movie and many people had loved the movie. The movie is not able to cope up with the at the Box Office. The people who had watched the movie, number of people had liked the movie and found it good. People are said with the collection of the movie at the Box Office. People are not coming to the theaters to watch the movie seems they are searching for some good movie on theaters to be watched. Raja…
  • Raja Natwarlal Fourth (4th) Day Box Office Collection (Earnings) and Reports| Fourth Day Business

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    1 Sep 2014 | 12:47 am
    Raja Natwarlal Fourth (4th) Day Box Office Collection (Earnings) and Reports| Fourth Day Business - The movie is running on the theaters and many of you might had loved the movie. The crime comedy movie had been able to win number of hearts but there are many people people who had not loved the movie. The movie is not able to make good collection at the Box Office. The movie had been making decent collection. The movie had been promoted well but the promotion of the movie is not coming out to be good. Raja Natwarlal Fourth (4th) Day Box Office Reports The movie had made a decent collection…
  • Mardaani Second (2nd) Weekend Box Office Collection (Earnings) and Reports| Second Weekend Business

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    1 Sep 2014 | 12:01 am
    Mardaani Second (2nd) Weekend Box Office Collection (Earnings) and Reports| Second Weekend Business - Mardaani on the theaters had been loved by many of the people. The powerful performance of the movie in the theaters had been loved by many. The movie contain strong story, act and message that everybody is loving and recommending other to watch. despite of this the collection of the movie is not that much that was expected. Rani Mukherjee had not left any of the moment and chance to promote the movie. But the strong story is not getting the movie strong collection. Mardaani Second…
  • Raja Natwarlal First (1st) Weekend Box Office Collection (Earnings) and Reports| First Weekend Business

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    31 Aug 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Raja Natwarlal First (1st) Weekend Box Office Collection (Earnings) and Reports| First Weekend Business - So the movie on the theaters and many of you are finding it good on the theaters. But the movie had not been liked by many of the people too. The collection of the movie is not getting at the theaters. Emraan Hashmi is not going to good on the theaters. People are nor preferring to watch the theaters. The comedy movies this year are on bad side as none of them were going good on the theaters. The collection of the movie had given nice shock to the people. Raja Natwarlal First (1st)…
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  • Help Fund The Newscaster

    SMO
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:36 am
    After finally catching up with submissions that were sent via email, tonight we decided to see if we missed any tweets from earlier in the month. One tweet stood out as they were reaching out to us for support of their horror film. We simply replied back and asked to see a trailer as we always like to see the films that we promote first. He replied back immediately and sent us the link. Now keep in mind we have spent all day watching submissions, that were in the end disappointing to say the least. When we saw the opening sequence to The Newscaster, we knew that we had hit horror gold and…
  • Super Zero

    SMO
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:10 pm
    When will the next profound event in human history take place? If you’ve asked yourself this question before, then you’ve probably followed up with the, “Will I still be alive to witness it,” question. Life as we know has a tendency to surprise us when we least expect it. It can make our day better than we ever imagined it to be or it can take a huge dump on it. This next horror short, Super Zero, shows exactly how cruel and ironic life can be during a time that the world is witnessing a very monumental event. So…wipe life’s crap off your face and focus on…
  • Evil Dead 35mm Print Marathon

    SMO
    17 Aug 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The Brew and View will be having a special treat this upcoming Halloween in Syracuse, New York. On October 24 they will be presenting an Evil Dead marathon all in 35mm print. The night will begin with: Evil Dead (re-make) – 7pm Dead By Dawn – 8:30pm Army of Darkness – 10pm Grindhouse 42 street Trailer experience – 11:30pm Evil Dead (original) – Midnight The lobby will be full of vendors selling beer, wine and they’re even going to auction off an original cabin brick from the original Evil Dead movie. Doors will open at 6pm. For more information go to:…
  • Help Support Trauma Dolls

    SMO
    15 Aug 2014 | 4:21 pm
    You have the looks, the talent, and the drive to pursue your dreams, but when you enter the destructive world of adulthood you are in for a rude awakening. Bijou,  the brilliant, beautiful and generous young woman experiences this first-hand and is violently rejected and killed. When she miraculously comes back to life she is now determined to silence the critics once and for all and make a name for herself. Help Trauma Dolls get made and show your support by making a donation and sharing their Indie Go-Go campaign. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/trauma-dolls–3
  • Hillbilly Horror Show

    SMO
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:39 pm
    If you’re looking for a 1-hour series hosted by two comedic hillbillies and their very hot, scantily clad cousin that showcases a collection of quality horror shorts by upcoming film makers, then you have to watch the Hillbilly Horror Show. Watch the trailer below and catch the full series on DVD October 21 and broadcast on Roku. Also, if you want to watch the trailers to all the films included in Volumes 1-3, then check out their website: http://hillbillyhorrorshow.com
 
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  • Rabhasa 4th Day Box Office Collection | Monday Total Earning Report

    Yogesh Goyal
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Rabhasa 4th Day Box Office Collection | Monday Total Earning Report Rabhasa 4th Day Box Office Collection | Monday Total Earning Report:- Today is fourth day or 1st monday of new tamil movie Rabhasa 2014. The movie had been seems to be average over the box office. Though the movie had done very good collection on the box office. The rabhasa had opened on the box office with the earning of Rs.8.8 Cr on the 1st day or opening day. The 2nd day was not that much better for the movie. After the 2nd day or saturnday the rabhasa movie had done the collection of Rs.6.5 Cr. The weekend was most…
  • Raja Natwarlal 4th Day Collection | Monday Box Office Report

    Yogesh Goyal
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    Raja Natwarlal 4th Day Collection | Monday Box Office Report Raja Natwarlal 4th Day Collection | Monday Box Office Report:- Today is 1st September, First monday or fourth day of Raja natwarlal 2014 movie on box Office. The movie had finished with the 1st weekend yesterday and had the average of descent end to the weekend. The movie was found to be less interested over the box office since the release days. Despite of which the movie had done the descent earning over the box office. The Raja Natwarlal 2014 movie had opened on the box office with the earning of Rs.6.1 Cr on Day 1. This earning…
  • Singham Returns 17th Day Collection | 3rd Weekend Box Office Report

    Yogesh Goyal
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Singham Returns 17th Day Collection | 3rd Weekend Box Office Report Singham Returns 17th Day Collection | 3rd Weekend Box Office Report:-  Today is the Third weekend or 3rd sunday (day 17) of Singham Retunrs 2014 on box office. Today singham returns had competed its 17 days or 3rd weekend on box office. And yet after the 3 weekends the people are still interested in the singham returns movie. Many people had liked the movie a lot but there are also some people who have not really liked the movie. They don’t found the singham returns better than singham 1. Though despite of such…
  • Singham Returns 16th Day Collection | 3rd Saturday Box Office Report

    Yogesh Goyal
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:39 am
    Singham Returns 16th Day Collection | 3rd Saturday Box Office Report Singham Returns 16th Day Collection | 3rd Saturday Box Office Report:- Today is Singham Returns’s 16th day or Third Saturday on Box Office. The singham returns had finished with the total 2 week over the box office and had done remarkable collection on the box office in the past 15 days. Yesterday was the 15th day and the starting of the 3rd week of singham returns on the box office. The movie had made the dull start for the 3rd week and there is no doubt that the movie had done the dull earning. This week there are…
  • Raja Natwarlal 2nd Day Collection | Saturday Box Office Report

    Yogesh Goyal
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:52 am
    Raja Natwarlal 2nd Day Collection | Saturday Box Office Report Raja Natwarlal 2nd Day Collection | Saturday Box Office Report:- Today is raja natwarlal 2014 movie second day or first saturnday on box office. The new thriller and drama movie had the average start on the box office after the opening day show. The people were seen less interested in the Raja natwarlal movie on the opening day. After the end of the 1st day of the raja natwarlal movie the movie had done the total box office collection of Rs.6.1 Cr on the domestic box office. Though the audience didn’t find the story of the…
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  • Abel Ferrara’s PASOLINI Trailer Starring Willem Dafoe

    Adam Patterson
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:58 am
    The first trailer for Abel Ferrara‘s upcoming biopic, Pasolini, has been released ahead of its premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival.  The film stars Willem Dafoe as the famed Italian poet, filmmaker, and novelist Pier Paolo Pasolini as he lives out the last days of his life in 1975.   The film will also be screening next week at the Toronto International Film Festival, and while I haven’t been the biggest Ferrara fan as of late, I’m still curious to check this one out. Pasolini doesn’t have a U.S. release date as of yet.   Pasolini is an upcoming…
  • Kickstart Sunday: PUTNEY

    Adam Patterson
    30 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is the upcoming horror film, Putney, from writer/director Stewart Thorndike.  Thorndike just recently released her last film, Lyle, for free via their website at lylemovie.com.  I’m always a big supporter of female directors in the horror genre, and with a film revolving around a haunted TED talk, I’m even more sold on this one. This Kickstarter campaign currently has 18 days remaining with a goal of $35,000 so be sure to click here and donate today.  Look below for more info on the film. Feeling inspired by a TED Talk about connectivity,…
  • Andrey Zvyaginstev’s LEVIATHAN Trailer

    Adam Patterson
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    The trailer for Andrey Zvyaginstev‘s latest, Leviathan, has been released, and it looks intense to say the least.  The film is a modern retelling of the Book of Job, focusing on a land dispute between a mechanic and the local authorities. It originally premiered to rave reviews at this year’s Cannes and will next be appearing at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening in the U.S. December 31st. The stunning new film from modern Russian master Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, Elena), LEVIATHAN is a gripping parable of class, faith and corruption, centering on a land…
  • Tiff 2014: BANG BANG BABY Trailer

    Adam Patterson
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:22 am
    Although I’m not big on musicals, the newly released trailer for Jeffrey St. Jules‘ Bang Bang Baby has me sold with its quirky ’60s sci-fi aesthetic. Premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the film stars Jane Levy as an aspiring singer whose small town life becomes threatened after a leak at the local chemical plant begins mutating its citizens. Justin Chatwin andPeter Stormare also star. Bang Bang Baby doesn’t have a U.S. release date as of yet, but hopefully we’ll get to see this one very soon.   BANG BANG BABY, developed by…
  • THE CALLING Review

    Adam Patterson
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:55 pm
    Release Date: August 29, 2014 Director: Jason Stone MPAA Rating: R Jason Stone’s feature debut, The Calling, boasts an impressive cast with some fantastic performances, however the dreary plot prevents it from being anything more than a slightly above-average procedural. The film hits the ground running, but slowly loses steam as it progresses into what will become a bland murder mystery. The film stars Susan Sarandon as Hazel, an alcoholic, pill-popping cop in the sleepy winter town of Port Dundas. There, she lives a quiet life with her mother, played by the always-amazing Ellen Burstyn,…
 
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  • Pathfinder

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Pathfinder      "Pathfinder" is a 2007 plot oriented film that begins with a rather illogical and bold declaration. It is learned that six hundred years before Christopher Columbus stumbled upon North America, a dastardly group of vikings came to shore, hellbent on slaying the native culture to purify the land and claim home. This picture is the story of one man, who rose to the occasion and fulfilled the prophecy that would save a civilization.     A moment of history, that if recorded, would become an indelible and heartwarming memory.  …
  • Firewall

    21 Aug 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Firewall    Bank security is an onerous profession. Of course, I am not referring to the tangible security in the form of a guard or officer of the law. For the twenty-first century has evolved the bureaucracy of the banking world to a virtual level of existence, featuring the utilization of wire transfers and mobile transactions. How did we ever conduct our banking needs without technology?   "Firewall" is a 2006 thriller that incorporates this cyber technology into the age old deed of bank robbery. Harrison Ford, an exceptional veteran actor who remains engaged…
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    19 Aug 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles      In the realm of film viewing there are three easily distinguishable types of spectators. There are individuals who savor movies purely for their entertainment value, the diminutive amount of souls who still deem film to be an art form, and the medial folks whose position lies somewhere in between these categories. Alas, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is a 2014 picture that gives rise to a timeless dispute that pits recreation versus fine art.     Regardless of the rationale that will send people to the steering wheel of…
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    9 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes     The twenty-first century has been a trying period for the film industry, as Hollywood strives to produce the caliber of pictures that permeated its Golden Age, the 1970s, with considerably less talent and imaginative writing. Consequently, creating an overabundance of reboots intending to bring classic films into context for a new generation of moviegoers. "Planet of the Apes" is arguably one of the most influential science fiction films to ever grace our presence, so the inevitable re-fashioning of this product was never deemed…
  • Hercules

    6 Aug 2014 | 3:41 pm
    Hercules ★★1/2     The character of Hercules has been dissected in various forms of media for as long as I can remember. A favored persona for his charismatic appeal and entertainment value. The self entitled film "Hercules" is one of two pictures this year that have delved into the elaborate history of this Greek demigod and produced an adventure tale with little substance. Although this film contains the star power of Dwayne Johnson, it cannot overcome the limitations of a subpar script and poor direction.     This emotionally starved rendition of…
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  • First Look: INHUMAN #6

    info@geekmundo.net
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    More geek news at GeekMundoThe Inhumans work to save New Attilan in Inhuman #6, and we’ve got your first look. This September, the residents of New Attilan face a new challenge in INHUMAN #6 – from blockbuster writer Charles Soule and Marvel All-New Young Gun artist Ryan Stegman! Medusa has poured the blood, sweat and tears of her people into rebuilding her civilization […]"Like" us @ Facebook.com/GeekMundo Tweet Us @GeekMundoNet Twitter.com/SeattleSlim and Twitter.com/JonnyQBall79 Circle Us on Google Plus: GeekMundo
  • First Look – LOKI: AGENT OF ASGARD #6

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    30 Aug 2014 | 5:40 pm
    More geek news at GeekMundoDoctor Doom faces off against Loki in Loki: Agent of Asgard #6. The biggest comic event of the fall is just around the corner. But first, prepare yourself for Avengers & X-Men: AXIS as the heroes and villains of the Marvel Universe set the stage for an epic clash between the Red Skull’s armies and the united […]"Like" us @ Facebook.com/GeekMundo Tweet Us @GeekMundoNet Twitter.com/SeattleSlim and Twitter.com/JonnyQBall79 Circle Us on Google Plus: GeekMundo
  • Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors – Exclusive Sneak Peek

    info@geekmundo.net
    30 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    More geek news at GeekMundoGet an exclusive sneak peek at Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors season 3 with these two new clips. This Sunday, prepare for the ULTIMATE two-part adventure in the season premiere of Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors beginning at 9am/8c inside the Marvel Universe on Disney XD. Tune in for the two brand new episodes “The Avenging Spider-Man: Part One […]"Like" us @ Facebook.com/GeekMundo Tweet Us @GeekMundoNet Twitter.com/SeattleSlim and Twitter.com/JonnyQBall79 Circle Us on Google Plus: GeekMundo
  • Sons of Anarchy Season 7 Episode 1 Hi-Res Photos

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    29 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    More geek news at GeekMundoTake a sneak peek at “Black Widower”, the first episode of Sons of Anarchy season 7. With just under two weeks until the return of the highly anticipated final season of Sons of Anarchy, we’re chomping at the bit to find out what’s going to go down in Charming after that crazy season 6 finale […]"Like" us @ Facebook.com/GeekMundo Tweet Us @GeekMundoNet Twitter.com/SeattleSlim and Twitter.com/JonnyQBall79 Circle Us on Google Plus: GeekMundo
  • ROSEWATER – Official Trailer and Poster Debut

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    29 Aug 2014 | 8:33 am
    More geek news at GeekMundoWe’ve given you a behind-the-scenes look at Jon Stewart’s Rosewater film, now watch the trailer and see the poster. With the Telluride Film Festival in full effect, we’re getting an even better look at Rosewater thanks to a new poster and the first official trailer.  The film was directed by Jon Stewart (The Daily Show) […]"Like" us @ Facebook.com/GeekMundo Tweet Us @GeekMundoNet Twitter.com/SeattleSlim and Twitter.com/JonnyQBall79 Circle Us on Google Plus: GeekMundo
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  • The Enforcer (aka My Father is a Hero) with Jet Li

    Wade McMaster
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Here’s some more of Jet Li’s 90′s work only this time a solid and serious tone is present – as opposed to this being another light hearted kung fu movie.  The movie is called The Enforcer or as is otherwise known – My Father is a Hero. Jet Li’s character Kung Wei is a police […]
  • The Raid 2: Berandal – better than the first?

    Wade McMaster
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:37 pm
    I have been waiting, ever so patiently for my copy of The Raid 2 to arrive on Blu-ray, and finally it came! I almost peed myself with excitement when I started it up. I read the back cover - 2 and half hours! Holy shit, that’s a long martial arts movie. With the first being little […]
  • The Raid – Mad Dog final fight

    Wade McMaster
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    Time for another classic video, and it’s from one of the very best movies made in the past few years. I hate putting spoiler videos up, but this fight scene is at the end of the film and shows the final fight with Mad Dog.  It’s gritty and full of high-octane intensity. If you haven’t […]
  • Tiger Cage II with Donnie Yen

    Wade McMaster
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    I was excited to watch this film as I’m a huge fan of old skool Donnie Yen.  Hell I like whatever Donnie Yen movies I can get my hands on! Donnie plays Dragon, an ex-cop whose divorced his wife and is looked upon as having an attitude problem. Dragon happens to be seeing his lawyer […]
  • Top 10 Action Packed Donnie Yen Movies

    Wade McMaster
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:10 am
    Donnie Yen has so many movies that are just so freakin’ awesome! When I first started this website, Donnie Yen’s movies were like gold to me, I couldn’t stop watching them as they were so entertaining with some of the best fight choroegraphy I’d ever seen in martial arts movies – and that hasn’t changed! To […]
 
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  • Total overseas collection of Raja Natwarlal 1st weekend

    Vaibhav Aswal
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Total oversea collection of raja Natwarlal on its first weekend 1st : although Emraan Hashmi’s Raja Natwarlal is not going according to the expectations but still the movie has succeed to collect its whole budget in just three days. The first day collection wasn’t that bad but didn’t made Raja Natwarlal among the highest 2014 grosser but still it is the 7th highest 1st day grosser by Emraan Hashmi. Total overseas collection of Raja Natwarlal 1st weekend First day total overseas collection of Raja Natwarlal : well the first day total overseas collection of the film was…
  • Raja Natwarlal third day (3rd) collection on Sunday

    Vaibhav Aswal
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Raja Natwarlal third day (3rd) box office collection and raja Natwarlal total occupancy on Sunday : the latest release of actor Emraan Hashmi has been rolling on the box office from 29th August, but the scenario is slightly different from what the producers and actors have imagined. Raja Natwarlal is receiving low occupancy from the audiences and running slow in multiplexes. Raja Natwarlal third day (3rd) collection on Sunday Also Mardaani eight day total collection. Raja Natwarlal, the movie directed by Kunal Deshkukh and produced by Kunal Roy Kapoor, brother of Siddharth Roy Kapoor(Managing…
  • Raja Natwarlal disappoints on total 1st day box office collection

    Vaibhav Aswal
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Raja Natwarlal 1st day box office collection Raja Natwarlal disappoints on total 1st day box office collection The long awaited movie of Bollywood serial kisser actor Emraan Hashmi Raja Natwarlal has just rolled today on the box office. This is the latest movie of Emraan as previously he was seen in the movie Ghanchhaker. Raja Natwarlal features Eraan Hashmi in the lead role of Con man, along with him Pareshrawal is also there to spice up the movie with his excellent acting skills. Opposite to Emraan Hashmi a Pakistani actress has been signed – named Humaima malik, Raja Natwarlal also…
  • Mardaani eight day (8th) box office collection on second Friday

    Vaibhav Aswal
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Mardaani eight day (8th) box office collection Mardaani eight day (8th) box office collection on second Friday As you already know that Mardaani is an movie of Rani Mukerji, which is produced by her husband under YRF Films. Before knowing Mardaani eight day (8th) box office collection we have to see its previous days collection first, to predict its future. Box office collection of Mardaani on 1st day - Mardaani has opened to a low occupancy at the box office on its first Friday, with only 40% occupancy it had collected 3 crore nett. Singham returns is considered to be the biggest drawback…
  • Singham returns 14th day box office collection on 2nd Thursday

    Vaibhav Aswal
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Singham returns 14th day box office collection | total collection on Thursday Singham returns 14th day box office collection on 2nd Thursday Well the latest flick of Rohit Shetty is doing marvellous at the box office. With Ajay Devgn and Kareena kapoor in the lead has proved to be the positive points to the movie. With it’s lower 14th day, the movie is still collecting healthily. Many fans are just coming to see the movie because of the star cast, and also due to the huge franchise film directed by Rohit Shetty. Already Singham Returns has beat the first day collection or Salman khan…
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