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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #DARKPLACES In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For DARK PLACES on Aug. 4th at 7:00PM in San Francisco.


Libby Day (Charlize Theron) was only seven years old when her mother and two sisters were brutally murdered in their rural Kansas farmhouse. In court, the traumatized child pointed the finger at her brother, Ben (Tye Sheridan), and her testimony put the troubled 16-year-old in prison for life. Twenty-five years later, a broke and desperate Libby has run through donations from a sympathetic public and royalties from her sensational autobiography, without ever moving past the events of that night.


When Libby accepts a fee to appear at a gathering of true-crime aficionados led by Lyle Wirth (Nicholas Hoult), she is shocked to learn most of them believe Ben is innocent and the real killer is still at large. In need of money, she reluctantly agrees to help them reexamine the crime by revisiting the worst moments of her life. But as Libby and Lyle dig deeper into the circumstances surrounding the murders, her recollections start to unravel and she is forced to question exactly what she saw – or didn’t see. As long-buried memories resurface, Libby begins to confront the wrenching truths that led up to that horrific night. Also starring Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll and ChloĆ« Grace Moretz, Dark Places is an ingeniously twisted thriller based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl).



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#BoxOffice Report: Cruise Cruises to Easy #MissionImpossible Win

The star is back on top as Vacation's road was bumpy.

Story by Matt Cummings

Paramount's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation easily won the weekend box office with an estimated $56 million, ranking it as second all-time for a M:I movie - that honor goes to MI:II at just above $57m. The well received Tom Cruise follow up has been gaining traction among critics for weeks, although tracking numbers were actually painting it for a much softer opening of around $40m. Rogue Nation's final numbers represent the higher end of expectations, and could actually rise once all the numbers are in. A 9:50am screening on Sunday at a local theater actually saw several people waiting in line to buy a morning ticket. With support like that, it's possible we could see it become the No. 1 M:I film ever.

With a strong No.1 return, Actor Tom Cruise is definitely back as a bankable action star, perhaps the only one next to Dwayne Johnson. Rogue Nation opened with a strong $20.32m on Friday (which also included around $4.0m from Thursday evening shows), dropped a minor 3% on Saturday with $19.71m should on Sunday gross $15.98m. The film, bolstered by a strong cast, twisty, story, and some of the best action sequences of tyhe year, Rogue Nation received an 'A-' rating from CinemaScore, along with an impressive 93% audience and critic score from Rotten Tomatoes. Although it will also face competition over the next two weeks from Fox's Fantastic Four, Straight Outta Compton and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., none of those have enough core audiences; therefore, it's possible that a seemingly last-minute decision to move Rogue Nation to July was actually a stroke of genius that could see it play well through August.

Coming in a distant second was Warner Bros' Vacation with just $14.85m. The comedy re-launch did not match expectations, taking in that number over 5 days, arriving on Wednesday in the hopes of stealing some of Rogue Nation's thunder. That apparently didn't happen: damaging reviews, an 'R' rating, and poor audience feedback saw WB scaling back its numbers all week, with the Ed Helms/Christina Applegate feature eventually taking in 44% less than 2013's We're the Millers' $37.91m over the same five-day period. Although there's some suggestion that it could enjoy a longer run, we think that Fantastic Four and Man will be solid enough to quickly dislodge it. There simply isn't enough money out there for audiences to take a chance on a movie that scored a 'B' from CinemaScore (although we're surprised it scored that high), when other more (slightly) appealing stuff is about to arrive.

The closer race this weekend will actually be between third and fourth places, as Ant-Man and Minions vie for table scraps. Ant-Man has a late advantage, and should come in around $12.62m, although it was down a surprising 49% from last weekend. The good news is that it has grossed a very respectable $132.15m in just 17 days of release, off just 8% from 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger at $143.20m.

Minions won fourth place at $12.16m, but could actually beat Ant-Man before Monday arrives - there's less than $500,000 separating the two. It continues to enjoy good word of mouth, and has taken in $287.35m in in 24 days, just 3% behind 2013's Despicable Me 2 at $295.26m. Sony's Pixels rounded out the top five with an estimated $10.4m. That's a significant drop of 57% from last weekend, mirroring fan disappointment and critic's hammering of its juvenile script and performances by Actors Adam Sandler and Kevin James. With 10 days in the books, Pixels is running 42.5% behind the $79.39m gross for 2013's Grown Ups 2 and just slightly ahead of 2012's Battleship ($44.56m). That's not good company to be keeping.

In other box office news, the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck took sixth place with an estimated $9.69m, giving it $79.7m in 17 days. The Weinstein Company's Southpaw fell to the mat with an estimated $7.52m. The Jake Gyllenhaal sports drama hasn't gotten the buzz that critics hoped would help launch it into the top 5, down 55% from last weekend. Still, it's off to a solid (if somewhat disappointing) ten-day number of $31.58m , which is actually 22% ahead of 2012's End of Watch at $25.98m.

With the summer movie season closing this month, and numbers low across the board, audiences are definitely dictating this box office with their wallets, rewarding some (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), and cruelly punishing those they consider unworthy.

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#ZOOLANDER2 TRAILER

Here’s the official teaser for #Zoolander2, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson once again as male models Derek and Hansel respectively.

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Co-starring Cyrus Arnold as Derek’s son.
Also starring Billy Zane, Kyle Mooney and Fred Armisen.
ZOOLANDER 2 hits theaters February 12, 2016

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanUltra In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For American Ultra on Aug. 18th at 7:30PM in Fresno.


American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis.The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn and Tony Hale.


A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.



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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanUltra Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For American Ultra on Aug. 18th at 7:30PM in Sacramento.


American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis.The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn and Tony Hale.


A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.



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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanUltra In Santa Clara

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For American Ultra on Aug. 18th at 7:30PM in Santa Clara.


American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis.The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn and Tony Hale.


A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.



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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanUltra In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For American Ultra on Aug. 18th at 7:30PM in San Francisco.


American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis.The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn and Tony Hale.


A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.



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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanUltra In Honolulu

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For American Ultra on Aug. 18th at 7:00PM in Honolulu.


American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis.The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn and Tony Hale.


A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.



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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. THEATRE 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 The Man From U.N.C.L.E In Las Vegas

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Man From U.N.C.L.E on Aug. 10th at 7:00PM in Las Vegas.


Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s action adventure “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.


“The Man from U.N.C.L.E” also stars Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”), with Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”), and Hugh Grant as Waverly.


Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.



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The screenplay was written by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, who previously collaborated on re-imagining the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films. The story is by Jeff Kleeman & David Campbell Wilson and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, based on the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

John Davis (“Chronicle”), Steve Clark-Hall (“RocknRolla,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films), Wigram and Ritchie produced the film, with David Dobkin serving as executive producer.

Ritchie’s behind-the-scenes creative team included two-time Oscar®-nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Jumper,” “Edge of Tomorrow”), editor James Herbert (the “Sherlock Holmes” films, “Edge of Tomorrow”), and Oscar®-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Lincoln”). The music is composed by Daniel Pemberton (“The Counselor”).
“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” opens Friday, August 14, 2015.

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, a Ritchie/Wigram Production, a Davis Entertainment Production, a Guy Ritchie Film, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

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The Best Spy Films You Might Not Have Seen

We send your agent into the shadows as we break down the top spy films you need to watch (or re-watch).

Story by Matt Cummings

It's quite possible you've made a weekend of watching James Bond movies or the Jason Bourne quadrilogy in preparation for the newest entry or as a holiday ritual. But does that mean you've seen the best that the spy genre has to offer? Probably not. That's why we're here, to educate and amaze with our list of Best Spy Films You Might Not Have Seen. To be fair, we're foregoing Bond, Austin Powers, and Bourne from this and mentioning those which might have disappeared into the fog after their latest shadowy op.

Spy
Plot:A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster. (IMDB)
Why You Should See It: Although it released this year, we'll bet that many of you skipped it, thinking the oft-maligned Melissa McCarthy was playing just another fat, stupid lead. Not so: Director Paul Peig gives her some style to match the substance, but also surrounding her with a great supporting cast. Rose Byrne and a hilarious Jason Statham give McCarthy all she can handle, and the results are one of Fieg's best films.

The Hunt For Red October
Plot:In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war? (IMDB)
Why You Should See It: The film that made Actor Alec Baldwin a household name, Red October also ushered in the modern spy action/drama. Although Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and more recently Chris Pine joined in, nothing still matches the original. Just don't be too critical of Connery's Russian accent that soon turns Scottish.

Spy Game
Plot:Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.(IMDB)
Why You Should See It: A great film of cat and mouse by two of Hollywood's finest, this is an engrossing story of sacrifice and the way the ugly world of spycraft tends to eat its own. It's routinely forgotten among even the finest movie snobs, so don't feel bad if you sneak a copy into your Blu-ray player.

Ronin
Plot:A freelancing former US intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians (IMDB)
Why You Should See It: One of Robert DeNiro's best (and perhaps least appreciated), Ronin is a throwback to the 60's spy films minus the cheesy music and shoddy direction. Jean Reno, Stellan Skarsgard, and Sean Bean play a surly group of mercenaries that eventually find themselves on the back end of a deal gone wrong. It also features one of the best car stunts you'll ever see. This one is sure to be in the cheap Blu-ray bin at your local electronics store. Trust me, you'll thank yourself for maing the investment.

Zero Dark Thirty
Plot:A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (IMDB)
Why You Should See It:Talk about a film that got shafted at the 2012 Oscars: ZDT showed us the world of spycraft as a gritty, grimy affair run by people with questionable methods, alongside those whose single-minded efforts nabbed one of the greatest villains of all time. Granted, there were plenty of great films that year, but it's possible that ZDT is the most enduring, a tense thriller that shows the cost our men and women in the shadows pay to keep our country safe.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Plot: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (IMDB)
Why You Should See It: Another forgotten gem - this time from 2011 - the remake shines in every way. Its rich characters benefit from a stellar cast, including Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, and John Hurt. When you have a team like that chewing up scenery, it's hard to remember that Benedict Cumberbatch played a minor but important character in this Tomas Alfredson masterpiece. But don't expect high flying stunts: Tinker is a slow burn that demonstrates what real spycraft must be like.

The Entire Mission: Impossible Series
Plot: Ethan Hunt rescues the world from destruction using his IMF team, putting his life and those under him in exotic adventures that span the globe.
Why You Should See It: You didn't think we would step away without mentioning one of the best spy series, did you? Strangely enough, ask most moviegoers and they'll you they've never seen all of them (especially M:I and M:I - III). That's a shame, but we remind you here in the hopes that newly-unopened box in your cabinet gets opened soon. What you'll find is a smart, rich series that proves Actor Tom Cruise's legitimacy as a top-flight talent, and one of the craziest stunt performers in the business.

While this isn't the most exhaustive list (we could have added The Professional and Kingsman to the mix), these represent a great place to start. Just be careful you're not being tailed as you dive head-first into this black op! What are your favorite spy films? Comment below and join the conversation!

Discuss this review with fellow SJF fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.
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Friday, July 31, 2015

#JenaMalone Will Play Barbara Gordon In Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Latinoreview is reporting that Jena Malone will play Barbara Gordon. No word yet whether she’d become Batgirl or Oracle in this movie. But word has it that Commissioner Gordon has already passed away prior to the story in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

No confirmation yet, so take that info with a grain of salt for now.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Zack Snyder’s film, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and reunites “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

Also starring Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy, and Tao Okamoto
And Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

Hans Zimmer will compose the film score.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is scripted by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.
Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment

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#DanielRadcliffe To Star In Imperium

Deadline is reporting that Daniel Radcliffe will play the lead role in Imperium, from Atomic Features and Tycor International Film Company.

Based on real events, Radcliffe will star as a young FBI agent who goes undercover to find and stop white supremacists trying to make a dirty bomb. It’s based on the experiences of Michael German, an FBI undercover agent who spent years inside United States neo-Nazi and militia groups. Short filmmaker Daniel Ragussis makes his feature directorial debut, from a script he cowrote with German. Produced by Ty Walker, Dennis Lee and Simon Taufique.

Imperium makes Radcliffe’s busy schedule even busier. He’s currently filming the indie comedy Swiss Army Man with Paul Dano, and will next be seen Fox’s Frankenstein retelling, Victor Frankenstein, opposite James McAvoy, which hits theaters November 25th. Soon after, he’ll be seen on tv portraying Rockstar Games president Sam Houser in the BBC2 telefilm Game Changer, about the creation of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games.

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"Don't Talk" PSA Featuring Kyle Chandler As Coach

Alamo Drathouse presents its latest "Don't Talk" PSA featuring Kyle Chandler as Coach. You talk and text... You ruin Coach's speech... We punt you out of the theater!




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TRAILER FOR DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF NATIONAL LAMPOON

Magnolia Pictures will release DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF NATIONAL LAMPOON In Theaters, On Demand and In Theaters September 25th.

An inside look at the rise and fall of the legendary humor magazine that launched dozens of careers and broke thousands of taboos.

From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The publication launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest and Gilda Radner, who went on to gigs at Saturday Night Live and stardom.

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Directed by Douglas Tirola
Featuring Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Chevy Chase, John Goodman, Bill Murray and more!

From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The publication launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest and Gilda Radner, who went on to gigs at Saturday Night Live and stardom.

Director Douglas Tirola’s documentary about the Lampoon, DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, cleverly chronicles its founding by two former Harvard students, its growth, demise and everything in between. Told thru fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself (along with never-seen interview footage from the magazine’s prime), the film gives fans of the Lampoon a unique inside look at what made the magazine tick, who were its key players, and why it was so outrageously successful: a magazine that dared to think what no one was thinking, but wished they had.

Running Time: 92 minutes
Rating: Unrated

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