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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Coming & Going From #Netflix In September 2015

Season five of "The Walking Dead" hits Netflix in September.

September is a really big month for Netflix. Lots of hours of television to catch including the fifth season of "The Walking Dead." The first season of that show that's not really about Batman, "Gotham," arrives in September as well. And for those of us who can't get enough of Portland, check out the fifth season of "Portlandia."

As for movies, "Up in the Air" starring George Clooney gets added to the Netflix catalog in September. Sylvester Stallone fans get ready for three installments of "Rambo."

Lots and lots of titles are disappearing in September ( for a variety of reasons), including "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and the sequel to the latest reboot, "Star Trek: Into Darkness." Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" goes offline in September, too. Check out the full list below for all the titles and dates.

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Arriving on Netflix in September 2015
September 1

72 Dangerous Animals, Australia: Season 1 (2015)
The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl (2005)
Arthur: Season 17 (1996 series)
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014)
Battle Creek: Season 1 (2015)
Blackbird (2014)
Capital C (2014)
Combustion (2013)
Da Jammies: Season 1 (2015 series)
Divorce Corp. (2014)
Giggle and Hoot's Best Ever! (2014)
Hamlet (1990)
Hardball (2001)
Heather McDonald: I Don't Mean To Brag (2014)
Lawrence of Arabia: Restored Version (1962)
The League: Season 6 (2009 series)
Los hombres tambiƩn lloran: Season 1 (2015 series)
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Mississippi Damned (2009)
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Volume 1
The Monster Squad (1987)
Mouk: Season 1
Our Man in Tehran (2013)
Pandas: The Journey Home (2014)
Person of Interest: Seasons 1-3
Puffin Rock: Season 1
Rambo: First Blood (1982)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Rambo III: Ultimate Edition (1988)
Shake the Dust (2014)
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Such Good People (2014)
Up in the Air (2009)
Zathura (2005)
Zoo Clues: Season 1

September 2

Black or White (2014)
Miss Julie (2014)

September 3

Drumline: A New Beat (2014)

September 4

Baby Daddy: Season 4 (new episodes)
Bad Night (2015)
Madame Secretary: Season 1 (2014 series)
Melissa & Joey: Season 4 (new episodes)

September 7

Space Dandy: Season 2

September 8

6 Years (2015)
Love At First Fight (2014)

September 9

Teen Beach Movie 2 (2015)

September 10

Fugitivos: Season 1
Longmire: Season 4

September 11

About Elly (2009)
God Bless the Child (2015)
Madame Bovary (2014)

September 12

It Happened Here (2015)
Portlandia: Season 5
The Roughnecks (2014)
Why Did I Get Married? (2007)

September 13

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4 (part 2)
Pixies (2014)

September 14

Call the Midwife: Series 4

September 15

The Bank Job (2008)
Closer to the Moon (2015)
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014)
Kambu: Season 1
The Road Within (2015)
Rubble Kings (2015)
Sin Senos no Hay Paraiso: Season 1
Zoobabu: Season 1

September 16

The Blacklist: Season 2 (2013 series)
The Fosters: Season 3 (2013 series)
Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
Reservation Road (2007)

September 17

The Mysteries of Laura: Season 1 (2014 series)

September 18

Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015)

September 21

The Following: Season 3 (2013 series)
Gotham: Season 1 (2014 series)

September 22

Person of Interest: Season 4 (2011 series)
Philomena (2013)
Smosh: The Movie (2015)

September 23

The Loft (2015)

September 24

Iris (2014)

September 25

Blue Bloods: Season 5 (2010 series)
Hawaii Five-0: Season 5 (2010 series)
Parenthood: Season 6 (2010 series)
VeggieTales in the House: Season 1

September 26

The Canyons (2013)

September 27

The Walking Dead: Season 5

September 29

Bones: Season 10
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Monster High: Boo York (2015)
R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (2015)

September 30

Agatha Christie's Poirot: Series 12
Leafie: A Hen into the Wild (2011)
Midnight's Children (2012)
Murdoch Mysteries: Season 4-7
Ned Rifle (2014)

Leaving Netflix in September 2015
September 1

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Bratz: Rock Angelz (2005)
Care Bears: Big Wish Movie (2005)
Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-Lot (2004)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey! (2009)
Doomsday Preppers: Season 1-3
Electrick Children (2012)
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Ink Master: Season 2
The IT Crowd: Series 1-4
Jackie Brown (1997)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
The Lost Boys (1987)
Mortal Kombat: The Movie (1995)
Patch Adams (1998)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000)
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Rumpelstiltskin (1987)
Sarah's Choice (2009)
School of Rock (2003)
She's the One (1996)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Total Recall (1990)
W. (2008)

September 2

Cheech & Chong's Hey Watch This (2010)

September 3

Dinosaurs: Season 1-4

September 4

Delta Farce (2007)

September 5

Marilyn in Manhattan (2012)

September 7

Ramsay's Best Restaurant: Season 1

September 9

Bratz: Friendship Is Always in Style (2014)
Kicking It (2008)

September 10

100 Below Zero (2013)
Becoming Chaz (2010)
Crash & Bernstein: Season 1-2
War Witch (2012)

September 13

High Fidelity (2000)

September 14

Corky Romano (2001)

September 15

Best of Teletubbies
Bratz: The Video: Starrin' & Stylin' (2004)
Coach: Season 1-9
Spiral: Season 4
Valhalla (2013)

September 16

Hank: Five Years from the Brink (2013)
The Slap: Season 1

September 20

Reporter (2009)

September 22

National Geographic: Inside Guantanamo (2009)
National Geographic: The Battle for Midway (1999)

September 26

Indy 500: The Inside Line (2011)
Lethal Force (2011)
Ron White: A Little Unprofessional (2012)

September 27

LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu: Season 1-2
My Boys: Season 1-4

September 28

Undeclared: The Complete Series

September 29

Bratz: Desert Jewelz (2011)
Comic Book Men: Season 2
Coriolanus (2011)

September 30

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Expendables 3 (2014)
The Good Guy (2010)
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
If I Stay (2014)
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)
Nebraska (2013)
The Prince (2014)
Saved! (2004)
The Skeleton Twins (2014)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
World War Z (2013)

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Movie Review: A Walk in the Woods

Does a bear take this film in the woods?

Review by Brandon Wolfe

Travel humorist Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) has fallen into a rut. Retired from both writing and traveling, Bryson has settled into a comfortable domestic life in New Hampshire with his wife Catherine (Emma Thompson) and a legion of children and grandchildren. He would seem, to many, to be living an ideal existence, but after attending the funeral of an acquaintance, Bryson takes an impromptu walk and winds up at the Appalachian Trail, a 2,200-mile stretch that connects Georgia to Maine. Bryson suddenly has an epiphany – he is going to recapture some of his lost youthful zeal and hike the entire trail. His wife thinks he’s gone batty and tells him that if he insists on embarking on such a dangerous trek, he cannot go alone. Thus Bryson reaches out to everyone he knows, and receives an avalanche of “thanks, but no thanks” responses. But out of the blue, a long-lost old friend, Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte, playing a wizened version of his mugshot) calls and says he’s onboard for the journey. Bryson actually didn’t reach out to Stephen in his solicitation for a hiking buddy, but he accepts Stephen’s company all the same.

This is the setup for A Walk in the Woods, the adaptation of the 1998 memoir written by the real Bill Bryson. The film, a sort of hybrid of Grumpy Old Men and Wild (with a dash of Planes, Trains and Automobiles) catalogues the adventure these two old friends experience as they push past their years to prove they can still hack it with hikers a fraction of their age. The film mines a lot of material out of the differences between Bryson and Stephen, the former being fit and collected, the latter being slovenly and out of shape. The two friends had some wild times together in their youth, but went their separate ways when Bryson became a responsible adult while Stephen opted to remain a hard-living ne’er-do-well. While Bryson clearly has a personal agenda with this hike, something he needs to prove to himself, Stephen is only along for the ride because he has nothing better to do. And though Bryson isn’t exactly built for a trip this inherently arduous, Stephen is completely out of his element, his corpulent form and perpetually wheezing state making him seem like he’s always about eight seconds away from a heart attack (indeed, Nolte looks so unhealthy here that it’s not even clear how he survived the shoot).


As they shuffle along, the two men collect a series of zany encounters, with an obnoxious young hiker (Kristen Schaal, playing her trademark role as a know-it-all irritant), the jealous husband of a plus-sized object of Stephen’s affections and a couple of errant grizzly bears, all of which provide the geriatric duo a means of deploying laboriously wacky humor. A Walk in the Woods primarily conducts itself as a lighter-than-air comedy, with the two old friends constantly bickering and engaging in pratfalls and hijinks. Not once does there ever arise any sense of true danger for Bryson and Stephen, nor does the film ever make an honest stab at anything profound or heartfelt. There’s a curious weightlessness to the proceedings that makes the film feel entirely inconsequential. The film essentially comes across like a Farley/Spade vehicle calibrated specifically for grandparents.

It’s very strange how little the film attempts to be saying, all told. We barely get a sense of Bryson’s ennui before he gets the hiking bug. Is it due to his age? The placidity of his day-to-day life? A way to confront his mortality? Probably all of the above, but none of this really comes across from how the character is initially presented to us. Out in the woods, the two men engage in talk of the past and the pitfalls of the paths they have each chosen, but none of it feels deep or insightful. And once the journey is finished, there isn’t any lingering sense of what it all added up to, beyond the reconnection enjoyed by estranged former friends. In Wild, at least the journey had weighty dramatic implications for its protagonist. A Walk in the Woods feels like a facile lark.


Of the two leads, Nolte fares a bit better. His guttural rasp of a voice affords Stephen’s disreputable backstory a richness that feels lived-in. Redford doesn’t make as much of an impression, rendering Bryson a milquetoast with no real texture. The banter between the two is never particularly funny, though it is crasser than expected. The supporting cast amounts to very little. Thompson brings her extremely British charms to what is a stock worried-wife role. Schaal plays a version of a character we’ve seen her do many times before, and then abruptly vanishes from the film. Nick Offerman is similarly typecast as a Ron Swanson-esque man’s-man of an outdoor recreation equipment salesman. Mary Steenburgen is handed the wholly inconsequential role of a kindly hotel proprietress. Everything about the film is so insubstantial as to evaporate on sight.

A Walk in the Woods ultimately suffers from a fate common to many book-to-film adaptations, which is that not every story that works in written form is inherently cinematic. One can see where Bryson and Stephen’s voyage would function quite well in the context of a memoir, but blown up into a big-screen depiction, the tale feels slight and undernourished, and ultimately strains for the sort of overarching point that film somewhat demands. Bryson might have learned something about himself out in the woods, but the film made about his exploits merely feels lost out there.

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#Gotham Season 2 First Images & Promo Clip

FOX has released the first images from the second season of Gotham.


Gotham is an origin story of the great DC Comics Super-Villains and vigilantes, revealing an entirely new chapter that has never been told. From executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (The Mentalist, Rome), Gotham follows one cop’s rise through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular super heroes of our time.



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Pay The Ghost Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage and Sarah Wayne Callies star in this thriller about one man's desperate search for his missing child.

The film's based on a short story by British Fantasy and horror novelist Tim Lebbon (Dusk). Dan Kay (Timber Falls wrote the adaptation. Cage plays an English LIterature professor at NYU (apparently one who occasionally wears Sailor Rilpey's jacket), whose son goes missing at a Halloween parade, immediately after saying something weird. A year later, Prof. Cage starts seeing his son again, and begins to unravel the clues leading to a boogieman operating every Samhain.



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Josh Gad To Star With Will Ferrell In Russ & Roger

Variety is reporting Josh Gad has closed a deal to play the legendary film critic Roger Ebert in the STX Entertainment comedy “Russ & Roger.”

Will Ferrell is on board to play sexploitation maestro Russ Meyer, with Michael Winterbottom directing. Gad had been in talks to star for some time, contingent on scheduling.

A debauched comedy in which truth is crazier than fiction, the film is an outrageous look at two no-holds-barred outsiders who defied the Hollywood establishment to make one of the first X-rated films ever released by a major movie studio (“Beyond the Valley of the Dolls”) — having the party of a lifetime in the process.

The film is being produced by Mark Amin’s Sobini Films and David Permut’s Permut Presentations along with Richard Waltzer. The script was penned by Emmy-winning “Saturday Night Live” and “The Simpsons” scribe Christopher Cluess, with Winterbottom, Neil Gibbons and Rob Gibbons doing a polish.

Production is set to start later this year.

Gad was most recently seen in Screen Gems’ “The Wedding Ringer” and Sony’s “Pixels” and is also lending his voice to the DreamWorks Animation pic “Me and My Shadow.”

He is also expected to voice a character in Sony Animation’s “Angry Birds” movie and will play LeFou in Disney’s live-action retelling of “Beauty and the Beast,” set to bow in March 2017.

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A BIGGER SPLASH Opening In Select Theaters On May 13th

In A BIGGER SPLASH, directed by Luca Guadagnino, rock legend Marianne Lane (Tilda Swinton) is recuperating on the volcanic island of Pantelleria with her partner Paul (Matthias Schoenaerts) when iconoclast record producer and old flame Harry (Ralph Fiennes) unexpectedly arrives with his daughter Penelope (Dakota Johnson) and interrupts their holiday, bringing with him an A-bomb blast of nostalgia from which there can be no rescue. A BIGGER SPLASH is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.

Opening in select theaters in the U.S. on May 13, 2016

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#MISSYOUALREADY Trailer Starring @DrewBarrymore & #ToniCollette

Here is the trailer for MISS YOU ALREADY Starring Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette.

MISS YOU ALREADY is an honest and powerful story following two best friends, Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore), as they navigate life's highs and lows. Inseparable since they were young girls, they can't remember a time they didn't share everything -secrets, clothes, even boyfriends -- but nothing prepares them for the day Milly is hit with life-altering news. A story for every modern woman, MISS YOU ALREADY celebrates the bond of true friendship that ultimately can never be broken, even in life's toughest moments.

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HOME ALONE: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION AVAILABLE ON OCTOBER 6th

Bring Home the Entire Collection Featuring All Five Films Together for the First Time on October 6, You Filthy Animal!

Dust off that Talkboy and get ready to ring in the holiday season as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates the 25th anniversary of the biggest live-action comedy of all time with HOME ALONE: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION arriving on Blu-ray and DVD October 6. This must have gift set features all five films packaged together for the first time in a collectible paint can full of limited edition movie memorabilia that will keep the whole family laughing including a McCallister Christmas ornament, Kevin’s battle plan for the Wet Bandits, his tarantula and a wanted poster of the thieves – Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern) – and more. Additionally, a gift set featuring HOME ALONE and HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK will be available exclusively at Target and features both films on Blu-ray along with a warm and wearable reproduction of Kevin’s famous winter knit hat from the films.



Featuring a superstar cast lead by Macaulay Culkin in the role that made him an international household name, relive every pratfall and prank with Catherine O’Hara, John Heard, John Candy, Joe Pesci, and Daniel Stern. The franchise begins as eight-year-old Kevin McCallister (Culkin) has become the man of the house, overnight! Accidentally left behind when his family rushes off on a Christmas vacation, Kevin gets busy decorating the house for the holidays. But he's not decking the halls with tinsel and holly. Two bumbling burglars are trying to break in, and Kevin's rigging a bewildering battery of booby traps to welcome them!

This holiday classic will be on everyone’s wish list this winter, complete with more fun and laughs for the entire family. The collection features all five HOME ALONE films on DVD along with a beautiful 4K restoration on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™ of the first film along with HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK on Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. HOME ALONE 3, HOME ALONE 4: TAKING BACK THE HOUSE and HOME ALONE 5: THE HOLIDAY HEIST will all be included on DVD.

HOME ALONE: ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION
Home Alone – 4K Blu-ray™ Restoration, DVD and Digital HD™
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York –Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD™
Home Alone 3 – DVD
Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House – DVD
Home Alone 5: The Holiday Heist – DVD
ABOUT TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™, Digital HD and VOD. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox, a 21st Century Fox Company.


HOME ALONE: ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

Street Date: October 6, 2015
Prebook Date: September 2, 2015
U.S. Rating: PG
Closed Captioned: Yes

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #TheVisitMovie In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE VISIT on September 8th at 7:00 PM in Sacramento.


Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. Once the children discover that the elderly couple is involved in something deeply disturbing, they see their chances of getting back home are growing smaller every day


GRANDMA’S RULES: HAVE A GREAT TIME. EAT AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. AND DON’T EVER LEAVE YOUR ROOM AFTER 9:30 PM. FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE SIXTH SENSE AND THE PRODUCER OF PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, UNIVERSAL PICTURES PRESENTS
THE VISIT. IN THEATERS SEPTEMBER 11TH. RATED PG-13.



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Monday, August 31, 2015

#BoxOffice Report: August 2015 Sets New Highs for Lows

The worst August in 21 years is fortunately put out of its misery.

Story by Matt Cummings


2015 might become the biggest box office draw ever, but August will go down as one of the all-time worst. Theater owners saw empty lines for popcorn and even more depressing receipts last month, as the industry experienced a perfect storm of unprecedented flops, poorly-timed releases, and a lackluster set of films that kept audiences away in droves. The problem actually began in July, which included the under-appreciated (Southpaw and Self/Less), the dull (Paper Towns), and the just plain awful (Vacation). This set the stage for three nearly-instant August duds, The Fantastic Four, Ricki and the Flash, and The Man from UNCLE, before delving into two of the worst weekends of the year.

In fact, August 2015 has achieved a set of records that theater owners and Hollywood fat cats would just as soon forget. Here are just a few:
  • August 2015 was the worst since August 1994's $375.9m (actual). If adjusted for inflation, it becomes a far lower $194.8m.
  • The month saw a 62.5% drop from August 2014, which was the worst year-to-year drop for the month since record keeping began in 1982.
  • August also saw the worst month-over-month drop, plunging a staggering 68.8% from July 2015's $1.011b take.
  • At just $68.8m, it was the worst weekend of 2015 so far, undercutting March 6-8's tepid $78.3m. That weekend featured a 1-2-3 punch of Chappie, Focus, and Marigold Hotel 2.

  • How Did Things Get This Bad?
    The reasons for such infamy are pretty clear: Hollywood was banking on Fantastic Four to be the next Guardians of the Galaxy, which became the top comic book film that year. Beleaguered with bad press from the beginning, and torpedoed by Fox and Director Josh Trank, people stopped paying to see how awful Four was and just stayed away. It's a story that might become the subject of future film classes, but for all the wrong reasons. However, the more substantive reason is that there just weren't that many good films in the month.

    The other answer is more simple: August featured only 46 new releases, which we haven't seen 2010, with the last three years seeing 67, 63, and 62 respectively. But we've also seen some pretty terrible marketing which has played a huge role in the failures of at least two releases. Although we loved No Escape for its grittiness, it suffered from a serious identity crisis. Was it a prison escape film, or a family survival flick? Competing TV spots probably confused audiences, leaving it with perhaps a fitting third place finish last weekend. Other injuries appear to also be self-inflicted: The Man from UNCLE's lackluster business had everything to do with the proximity of Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation; had we seen that its January release date remain (as it was originally intended), I think its numbers would have been far higher. And don't get me started on one of the biggest box office bombs in history We Are Your Friends. Its $1.8m gross last weekend represented the third worst ever for a major motion picture.

    The only bright spots for the industry came with Straight Outta Compton and Rogue Nation. Unfortunately, Rogue was released on July 31st which technically kept it out of August's numbers, even though it made most of its impressive $170.3 in that month. Compton was the clear winner at $134.1m, with the next film Fantastic Four making only $52m. Consider for a moment that one of the worst films of 2015 was the #2 overall for the month. Ouch.

    What Lessons Can Be Gained?
    With that infamy now in the can, Hollywood can lick its wounds as it moves to what should be an impressive Fall run. Still, tough lessons must be taken away from the worst box office month of 2015: domestic moviegoers are growing increasingly choosy about which films they see, so if something doesn't look good, or its experience is spoiled by trailers (see Terminator: Genisys), they will spend their money elsewhere. It's also clear that consumers won't buy crappy films any longer, regardless of who is involved (see Pixels). Finally, studios need to take greater care in placing their films in months where there's either too much competition (2014's May run comes to mind) or not enough. Don't force audiences to choose, because they'll let you down every time.

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    Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story Of Cannon Films In Select Theaters September 17&23rd. Pre Order Information

    Two One-Night Events! Join us for limited screenings in a theater near you.

    Director Mark Hartley takes us on a hilarious thrill ride through the masterworks of Yoram Globus and the late Menahem Golan, two movie-obsessed immigrant cousins who became Hollywood's ultimate gate-crashers in Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films.



    Thursday, September 17, 2015
    In select Landmark Theaters: Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco (Embarcadero Center Cinema), San Francisco (Guild Theatre), St. Louis, Washington D.C.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    In select Alamo Drafthouse locations: Austin, Detroit, Kansas City, New York City, Washington D.C.

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    The Bombs, Babes & Blockbusters of Cannon Films on DVD
    The 10-film DVD set includes Missing in Action, Cobra, Delta Force, Over the Top, Masters of the Universe, Invasion USA, Bloodsport, Hitman and Hellbound, as well as Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films.

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    #HeroesReborn Clip "Lives in the Balance"

    Lots of cult TV shows, it would appear, are getting a second chance, and Heroes, which originally ran from 2006-2010, is among them.

    The saga behind the 2006 breakout series "Heroes" will continue this fall as creator Tim Kring returns to the fold and develops new layers to his original superhero concept. This highly anticipated 13-episode event series will reconnect with the basic elements of the show’s first season, where ordinary people were waking up to the fact that they had extraordinary abilities.



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    Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #TheIntern In Scottsdale

    Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Intern on September 21st at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas.


    In “The Intern,” Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).


    The films stars Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Nat Wolff, Rene Russo and Adam DeVine.



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    DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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    Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #TheIntern In Las Vegas

    Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Intern on September 21st at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas.


    In “The Intern,” Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is a 70-year-old widower who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Seizing an opportunity to get back in the game, he becomes a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway).


    The films stars Anne Hathaway, Robert De Niro, Nat Wolff, Rene Russo and Adam DeVine.



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    Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our Podcast

    Get your tickets HERE.

    DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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