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Monday, July 21, 2014

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For @HerculesMovie In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For HERCULES on Thursday, July 24 at 6:00PM in Sacramento at Century Greenback.


Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ film HERCULES, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th. Based on Radical Comics’ Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, HERCULES. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award®-nominee John Hurt.


Adapted from the Radical Comics title, the plot sees the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord. To do so, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail, he has to become a hero again – and discovers that the real battle will be for his soul...


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For @HerculesMovie In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For HERCULES on Thursday, July 24 at 6:00PM in San Francisco.


Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ film HERCULES, starring Dwayne Johnson, bows on July 25th. Based on Radical Comics’ Hercules by Steve Moore, this ensemble-action film is a revisionist take on the classic myth, HERCULES. The epic action film also stars Golden Globe Winner Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan and Academy Award®-nominee John Hurt.


Adapted from the Radical Comics title, the plot sees the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord. To do so, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail, he has to become a hero again – and discovers that the real battle will be for his soul...


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TV Review: The Leftovers “B.J. and the A.C.” By: Brandon Wolfe

TV Review: The Leftovers “B.J. and the A.C.”
By: Brandon Wolfe

It might be time to call it with ‘The Leftovers’. After four installments, the HBO show is still struggling to locate its pulse. The premise at the core of the series remains spooky and promising, but the series itself is fumbling to tell stories that build off that premise in any meaningful or compelling way. With its cast of stiffs, lifeless narrative and hokey symbolism, ‘The Leftovers’ is so deep in the ground right now that it’s hard to imagine it pulling itself out.



Kevin is imploring Guilty Remnant lieutenant Patti (Ann Dowd) to avoid crashing a Christmas dance at the local high school, but as with all interactions with the GR, it’s literally like talking to a brick wall, if the brick wall chain-smoked and made smarmy faces. But soon Kevin’s attention is focused on something much more pressing: the baby Jesus doll from the town’s nativity scene has been swiped and Kevin has been tasked with locating it, much to his chagrin. Kevin begins to suspect that his daughter Jill is the one behind the Christ-napping and intimidates a couple of her male classmates into seeing to it that it is returned to its cradle immediately. Jill, as it happens, is indeed responsible for stealing the doll, and at a lakeside party, she considers giving it a Viking funeral before having second thoughts, allowing the two boys to retrieve the doll and return it to Kevin’s doorstep before pulling the most inept getaway imaginable. Kevin gets to be the hero who announces at the dance that the doll has been found, but this announcement is met with a collective shrug by the indifferent audience. It seems the townspeople weren’t any more invested in this crime of the century than we at home in the viewing audience have been. Kevin, upon learning that Reverend Matt has replaced the doll with one of his own at the center of the nativity, opts to just chuck the original Jesus out the window of his car.


The baby Jesus doll is a loaded image, clearly intended to be a symbolic representation of the characters’ faith and feelings of loss. But as with all things ‘Leftovers’, none of it lands with the import that the creators are clearly intending it to. What we are left with, as point of fact, is a show deciding to devote the bulk of its fourth episode, a point where any series is still actively attempting to establish its identity, to the hero hunting down a plastic toy. ‘The Leftovers’ feels that this gripping mystery supersedes doing things like establishing its dull, flimsy characters or giving us any reason to continue looking in on its dreary world.


The episode doesn’t soar in its B-story, either. Tom Garvey is still on the road, taking care of Christine on the orders of his enigmatic boss, Holy Wayne. Christine is attacked by a half-naked crazy man (allowing HBO to add the scrotum to its nudity database in the process. Progress?) who shrieks “I know what’s inside you” to her as he lunges in her direction. Tom fights the man off and Christine is taken to the hospital, where he learns that she is pregnant with Wayne’s baby, a fact that the scrotum guy inexplicably seemed privy to. But when the doctor looks at the bruises on Christine’s body, then the damage on Tom’s knuckles - both courtesy of Scrotum Guy - the wrong dots are connected and Tom is forced to flee the scene. After hoping that Wayne will contact him with instructions on what to do, Tom comes up with his own plan. He returns to the hospital with a bullseye painted on his forehead, which he claims renders him invisible (!), and he paints the same symbol on Christine before they make their escape. They then board a bus that comes to an abrupt halt when a truck in front of them crashes, spilling dozens of what appear to be white-clad corpses all over the highway. Yeah, I don’t know either.


The better moments of “B.J. and the A.C.” belong to Tom and his temper. Confronted by his wife Laurie at his home, with Liv Tyler’s Meg in tow to speak for her, he is presented with divorce papers that he furiously refuses to sign. And presented with a protesting GR at the dance, he has them all arrested, even though technically they are not trespassing. Justin Theroux does rage fairly well, and the moments where he gets to blow his top at least give us something to bite down on. He also has a flirtatious encounter with Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), where the two of them bond over the issue of marital infidelities. It’s not much, but on ‘The Leftovers’, you take whatever you can get.


‘The Leftovers’ is running out of time to jolt itself out of the melancholy coma it perpetually resides in. A show about the aftermath of a Rapture-like event shouldn’t be this hopelessly inert. Hopefully the writers have more substantial plans in the coming weeks so we aren’t stuck watching Kevin solve the case of the Jesus fish that was stolen from the back of the mayor’s car.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #INTOTHESTORM In #Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For INTO THE STORM on Aug 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Sacramento at Century Stadium 14.


From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film “Into the Storm.” Steven Quale (“Final Destination 5”) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (“Zookeeper,” “Knight and Day”).


In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #INTOTHESTORM In #Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance For INTO THE STORM on Aug 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Fresno.


From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film “Into the Storm.” Steven Quale (“Final Destination 5”) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (“Zookeeper,” “Knight and Day”).


In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #INTOTHESTORM In #SantaClara

Win Tickets To An Advance For INTO THE STORM on Aug 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm in Santa Clara.


From New Line Cinema, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, comes the tornado disaster film “Into the Storm.” Steven Quale (“Final Destination 5”) directs the film, which is produced by Todd Garner (“Zookeeper,” “Knight and Day”).


In the span of a single day, the town of Silverton is ravaged by an unprecedented onslaught of tornadoes. The entire town is at the mercy of the erratic and deadly cyclones, even as storm trackers predict the worst is yet to come. Most people seek shelter, while others run towards the vortex, testing how far a storm chaser will go for that once-in-a-lifetime shot.


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Sabotage Blu-ray Review: Startlingly Unimpressive

David Ayer's gritty and violent Sabotage arrives on home video looking and sounding as unimpressive as the film.



Writer/Director David Ayer is a well-known asset among those bringing gritty drama/action flicks to the big screen. Although he had scripted 2001's The Fast & The Furious, Ayer gained his greatest popularity that same year for the Oscar-winning Training Day. His up-and-coming status is in stark contrast to that of Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who's seen his star diminish since returning to acting in 2010. For both, the home release of Sabotage is important in defining where each stands in their respective careers. For Ayer, it's clearly filled with high-octane; for Arnold, it's something quite different.

The Movie - 3/5
DEA Agent John 'Breacher' Warton (Schwarzenegger) and his elite strike team form a dangerous response to the drug war. Murray (Sam Worthington), Phillips (Joe Manganiello), Jordan (Josh Holloway) and Edmonds (Terrance Howard) treat each other like quarreling brothers, with Breacher acting as their surrogate parent. But away from the missions, the team is unpredictable and even dangerous: the strung-out Lizzy (Mireille Enos) and the drunk Roberts (Max Martini) are just as likely to brawl with one another as save each other's bacon. The team's allegiance come to a head when the DEA launches an investigation into the whereabouts of $10 million lost during a raid on a cartel. But we soon learn that the team's history with the organization is far darker than anyone expects. As murder envelopes the team, an FBI agent (Olivia Williams) begins to unravel the details, leading her and Breacher down a rabbit hole that only one will emerge from alive.

Our feelings about Sabotage span the range of emotions, leaving us stuck somewhere between mild disappointment and a healthy appreciation for the effort made. A film lives and dies by the details, and so few of the film's characters are worthy of our love or even attention. The only one we even tacitly endorse turns out to be a well-played pawn played by Williams, a victim of best intentions. Perhaps that was Ayer's point, but his deep betrayal of the characters is equaled only by the effort they make to deflect the blows. A film cannot exist on grit alone, but Sabotage tries its best, even if its main character can no longer carry a movie.

Much like his character, Arnold seems tired and even a bit empty, a man with a deep and glorious past but lacking much of a future. As Breacher, he looks down at his teammates' wild antics like that of a grandfather who doesn't understand this new generation. And just like Breacher, Arnold no longer plays the wild hero we came to love, but a morally ambiguous figure who will readily stand in the shadows to get over on Uncle Sam. Whether he carries that deeper dramatic side off is up to the audience to decide, but his cast represents the most talented of his career, in many ways eclipsing him in every scene. Enos plays the most unstable of the lot, but everyone from Manganiello to Worthington do their best to offset the rather thin script. Even SJF favorites Howard and Martini get their scenes, with the latter in a particularly funny one that's part of the explicit trailer. Their on-the-edge lifestyles teeter dangerously into murderous rage, and Arnold seems like the last one who can contain them.

Ayer manages to craft a decent side plot with Williams and Schwarzenegger, leaving the former Dollhouse star holding the bag after a particularly good ending. We didn't like the overly-simplistic revenge epilogue, which felt like someone else shot it other than Cinematographer Bruce McCleery. It's so straight-up in its approach that it reminds us of the 80's Arnold rather than the deeper one Ayer desperately tries to invent. Ayer is clearly an excellent director, crafting environments that seem so far removed from the lives of ordinary people. His strength lies in an ability to get the most out of his actors, even if his own script lacks the emotional heft. Had anyone else produced Sabotage, the results would have been disastrous; instead, he merely keeps the ship from veering too far off course by mitigating several puzzling plot holes. The result is a film we could have loved but only merely like.

And yet, the additional scenes contained within the Supplements speak to a larger - and I think better - film, Watch the theatrical one, then piece together the various deleted scenes, and you'll experience a much more final work. Too bad that one didn't make it theaters. Sabotage is a film teetering on the edge of insanity, but missteps and a poor epilogue keep me from recommending it in its current form. On the other hand, the 'director's cut' makes the film much more cohesive. Either way, with a team of actors better than he, Schwarzenegger seems out of his league.

The Video - 3.5/5
Sabotage comes complete with a MPEG-4/AVC track that broadcasts a clean but unimpressive 1080p signal. Here, the trouble occurs with blacks and shadows, which lose any sort of detail in most situations. Yet other elements of the picture are terrific, such a details on clothing and guns, Arnold's graying hair, and the variety of outdoor scenes. Colors are well-balanced with reds brightening every scene they're in. Sweat and blood (and there's a lot of it here) look realistic, and the retained graininess gives the film an unique edge that's textbook Ayer. Yet it's the aforementioned blacks and shadows which do not play well with each other, losing any sort of detail and get swallowed into black far too often. Luckily, there's no issue with banding or edge enhancement, and pixelation is non-existent. As a result of these strengths, we're not ready to write-off Universal's efforts, mainly because Ayer tends to favor gritty realism over picture-perfect. Hence, our score reflects some leniency.

The Audio - 3/5
Just like most Universal releases, Sabotage sports a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 audio experience; but unlike others from the studio, this one isn't perfect. One minute, the track rumbles along nicely during the action-packed opening, while the next scene is strangely silent and flat of any immersion. The pulsing LFE does a nice job throughout, but even that is a little too quiet when a key member of the team is killed by a train. And while the front speakers mix a combination of music, dialogue, and sound effects, there's a distinct sense of flatness to them, There's very little coming out of those forwards, and we finally realized that odd sound we were hearing was in fact a stronger center channe. Luckily, it boosts dialogue well enough to offset the flatness of the left/right channels, but the problem persisted enough that we found ourselves raising the volume, only to dial it back down during louder scenes. The surrounds also deliver a rather thin experience, pushing office chatter one minute then virtually nothing from a strip club the next. We ensured that our settings had not been tampered with, so we're unsure why this part of the release is so uneven.

The Supplements - 3/5
The home release for Sabotage contains only a small amount of extras, with no commentary by Director David Ayer. Such an inclusion would have been fascinating, but instead we're left with features that can only boast a 1080p transfer:

  • Alternate Ending #1 (8:58) - Placed in time with the other related deleted scenes, Caroline makes the film better, period. It matches the gritty realism of the rest of the film, and it seems a more fitting end than the 'ghost' theatrical version.
  • Alternate Ending #2 - Breacher (2:03) - Here Caroline is the victim, but iit's unclear whether the theatrical ending would have been used.
  • Deleted Scenes (17:13) - These scenes are interesting Caroline Questions Joe John (2:18), Search for Dakota (0:38), Joe John Threatens Caroline (1:09), Condom Flush (0:56), Lizzy and Sugar Kidnap Civilian (1:52), Caroline Dives for Bodies (0:39), Dakota Case Solved (2:38), and Caroline and Jackson Find the Money (7:04). These scenes point to a much larger larger story that would have ended much differently than the glamorized theatrical one. I would recommend watching these scenes before watching the two alternate endings. When combined with Alternate Ending #1, the film makes much more sense.
  • Making Sabotage (8:32): A basic piece that feels like a huge chunk of it was removed, it looks at Ayer's world through set visits and interviews with the cast. It definitely paints Schwarzenegger as more than willing to expand his horizons, and the effect Ayer has on the cast is resounded several times throughout the piece. Previews: Additional Universal titles.

Our evaluation copy arrived as a Blu-ray/DVD Combo, along with UV Digital Copy. The embossed slipcase is attractive, but there is no interior artwork. At the time of this posting, we were not aware of an special editions being offered in The United States.

The Bottom Line - 3/5
Sabotage endorses the gritty, distrusting world of law enforcement that's sadly become so popular in American films. It's foul-mouthed, ugly, and absolutely unapologetic, but do such qualities make for good cinema? Depending on how you look at it, Sabotage either ups the ante or descends to new lows, clearly establishing itself as the ultra-violent end of Ayer's spectrum. Schwarzenegger is outperformed at every turn by the best cast we've seen behind him, but even they can't keep the thin story from tearing apart under its own weight. The home release also under-performs, but it's the supplements which paint a much different ending that's worth a second look. Whether audiences will take a chance on a purchase is anyone's guess, but what's clear is that Schwarzenegger is an old battleship that's seen better days.

Sabotage is rated R for everything under the sun and has a runtime of 109 minutes.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For @LetsBeCops In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For LET'S BE COPS on Monday, August 11, 2014 - 7:00 PM in Sacramento.


LET'S BE COPS is an upcoming American action comedy film directed by Luke Greenfield and co-written with Nicholas Thomas. The film stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans, Jr. as two friends who pretend to be Los Angeles police officers. Also co-starring Andy García, Nina Dobrev, Rob Riggle, Keegan-Michael Key and James D'Arcy


Two best friends dress as police officers for a costume party and become neighborhood sensations. But when these newly minted "heroes" get tangled in a real life web of mobsters and dirty detectives, they must put their fake badges on the line.


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@MondoNews Gets Into The Toy Business. First Look At Comic-Con

A GIANT, TURTLES AND A MASTER HERALD A NEW LINE OF COLLECTIBLES

Exclusive Comic-Con Preview for Mondo's Very First Toys.

Mondo is doing toys! The launch of figures for The Iron Giant, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Alfred Hitchcock are Mondo's first foray into toy collectibles, with the subjects and diversity of design reflecting Mondo's unique passions. The initial offerings include replicas as well as toys from artist-based designs, which can be previewed at San Diego Comic-Con in Mondo's booth (#835).

Toys join Mondo's growing list of pop culture passions in posters, vinyl, gallery events, VHS and apparel. "I am so pumped to announce toys! We've been working on this in secrecy for a year and now it's time to let you guys know about it. We'll be focusing on existing properties that we love as well as working with artists to bring their own creations to life. This is a new area for us, but I resist the term 'expansion' since the goal for Mondo has always been to be a place where artists and designers can work to have their visions realized, whether that's through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or now toys," said Mondo CEO Justin Ishmael.



THE IRON GIANT
Celebrating its 15th anniversary, The Iron Giant has reaped praise as being among the greatest animated films ever made (recently ranked #7 on Time Out's 100 Best Animated Movies list) and it was important for Mondo to honor the film with an appropriately stunning collectible.

The Iron Giant Collectible Figure
The 16" tall figure will have over 30 points of articulation, light features, and other fun surprises! Accompanying The Iron Giant will be a Hogarth figure, scraps of metal for him to munch on and a Seafood sign that has a removable "S" to put on his chest. He will also include an interchangeable head and gun attachment, giving a choice of displaying the figure as the regular version, or the "War" version! The figure was designed from the actual CG files used in the film, for ultimate accuracy.

The Iron Giant Bolt Replica
The Iron Giant Bolt is a life-sized replica of the wayward flashing piece of The Iron Giant, as seen in the film. 6" in length, with a flashing light feature, and authentic details from the film, it's the perfect-sized piece to display at home, and to show that there's always hope in the end.


TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

The First Turtle Vinyl Figure
This vinyl figure is based off of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman's very first drawing of a "Ninja Turtle," which formed the basis of the popular comic. Struggling artists Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird came up with the Turtles in November 1983 while living in North Hampton, Massachusetts and the spark came from this drawing, which Eastman drew initially as a joke featuring a bi-pedal turtle with nunchucks and a mask. The figure stands 6" tall, and features a classic black and white paint design, based on the original art!

Lil Mikey Vinyl Figure
This will be Mondo's first toy based on a design from an artist that they work with frequently. Mike Mitchell has a series of pop culture characters called "Just Like Us" and this toy is based on his design in that series for Michelangelo. Turtle fans and people of a particular age will note the accuracy of the real TMNT ice cream on a popsicle stick.

The "Lil Mikey" figure reflects Mondo's goal to have many of its toys based on artist designs in addition to replicas.

"If I had $5 when I was a kid, it was going to be spent on a ninja turtle figure. So much of my childhood was defined by TMNT, I watched every episode, I had the toys, the shirts, the games, the comics. I wish I could say "Lil Mikey" was a dream come true, but I never could have fathomed this happening. I am so extremely excited about this figure, and I can't wait to show it off at SDCC," said artist Mike Mitchell.

HITCHCOCK 1/6 Scale figure
The worlds most famous director is immortalized in this 1/6 scale figure, which features an authentic likeness, his directors chair, clapboard, cigars, as well as props from his most famous films- a butcher knife, a raven, and a seagull! He also features a fine-tailored suit, several interchangeable hands, and a figure stand.

Pricing and pre-order information for all toys will be announced at a later date. Follow @MondoNews for updates.

Official Sites:
MondoTees.com
Twitter.com/MondoNews
Facebook.com/MondoTees

About Mondo
Mondo is an art gallery and online store devoted to a passionate love of film, art, music and toys. The company has received global recognition for bringing art back to movie poster design and has emerged as one of the leading curators of classic and contemporary film soundtracks on vinyl. Utilizing the talents of world class artists and designers, Mondo produces limited edition, screen printed posters based on film, television and comic properties, working with the leading entertainment brands including DC Comics, HBO, Marvel, Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Studios and Warner Brothers as well as filmmakers like Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder, Quentin Tarantino and Edgar Wright. Based in Austin, TX, Mondo operates out of a permanent gallery space, hosting regular exhibitions featuring a blend of breathtaking original artwork and limited edition screen prints. Mondo aspires to be a creative home for artists and designers to work and have their visions realized, whether through posters, gallery shows, vinyl, apparel or toys. Their first convention, MondoCon, is scheduled to coincide with Fantastic Fest in 2014. Mondo is also recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences with a full archive of film posters as part of their research library. The parent company of Mondo is Alamo Drafthouse.

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"PIXELS" Teamed Up With Iconic Video Characters & Comic-Con Information

SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT TEAMS UP WITH ICONIC VIDEO GAME COMPANIES
AS CLASSIC CHARACTERS COME TOGETHER IN “PIXELS

PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, Space Invaders and Centipede® Join the Cast

Sony Pictures Entertainment announced today that the studio has brought together an extraordinary number of iconic video game companies, whose classic characters – including PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Centipede®, Galaga, Frogger, Q*bert, and Space Invaders – will be featured in the highly-anticipated action comedy Pixels, starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Brian Cox, and directed by Chris Columbus. The film will be released on May 15, 2015.

In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper (James) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner (Sandler), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders (Dinklage and Gad) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Monaghan plays the team's unique weapons specialist. The action-comedy is directed by Chris Columbus from a story by Tim Herlihy and a screenplay by Tim Herlihy and Timothy Dowling, based on the original short film of the same name by Patrick Jean. The film is produced by Adam Sandler, Chris Columbus, Mark Radcliffe, and Allen Covert. Executive Producers are Barry Bernardi, Michael Barnathan, Jack Giarraputo, Heather Parry, Tim Herlihy, Steve Koren, Patrick Jean, Benjamin Darras, Johnny Alves, Matias Boucard, Seth Gordon, and Ben Waisbren. The film, a Columbia Pictures presentation in association with LStar Capital, is a Happy Madison / 1492 Films production in association with One More Production.

Companies with classic arcade games that are teaming with Sony Pictures on the film include:

· Atari® Interactive: (Asteroids®, Breakout®, Centipede® and Missile Command®)
· Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Frogger)
· BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc. (PAC-MAN, Galaga, and Dig Dug)
· Nintendo (Donkey Kong)
· Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. (Q*bert)
· Taito Corporation (Space Invaders)
· Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Joust, Defender, Robotron and Wizard of Wor)

Commenting on the announcement, the film’s director, Chris Columbus, said, “There would be no way to make the movie without these legendary characters – they are as important to the film as the roles that Adam, Kevin, Michelle, Peter, Josh, and Brian are playing. It was a real thrill to see everything come together exactly as we envisioned it, and we’re grateful to have all of these fantastic companies on board.”

Producer Allen Covert added, “These classic characters are part of the DNA of the project, so it was critical that we work together to bring them on board. Fortunately, they were all extremely receptive. We approached them with a deep love for their characters and a respect for the elements that make them unique and iconic, and we’ve worked with the companies to incorporate those elements into the film.”

At Comic-Con San Diego, from July 24-27, arcaders 13 years of age and older with Comic-Con badges will have the chance to engage with many of these classic original arcade games and try them out again as the studio features a Pixels Electric Dreams Factory arcade at the Hard Rock Hotel, 209 5th Ave., San Diego.

“There’s no better way for the core Comic-Con audience to interact with the movie than to get a hands-on refresher on the games that will be a part of it,” said Dwight Caines, president, Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures.

About Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.

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Hulu Original “The Awesomes” Coming To Comic-Con With Panel & Signings

Hulu Original “The Awesomes” at San Diego Comic-Con 2014.

Comic-Con Panel: “The Awesomes”: special video presentation and cast/creator Q&A (Panelists include Seth Meyers, Mike Shoemaker, Taran Killam, Josh Meyers and Dan Mintz. Moderated by TV Guide’s Damian Holbrook.
Location: Indigo Ballroom – Hilton Bayfront Hotel
When: Saturday, July 26, 2pm

Seth Meyers Autograph Signing
Seth will be signing limited edition Comic-Con 2014 Prock action figures and bobble heads
Location: Entertainment Earth / Bif Bang Pow Booth #2343
When: Saturday, July 26, 12pm

Superhero Auditions at the Xbox Lounge



Awesome super heroics by Hulu. Prepare yourself for awesome superhero action as Hulu teams up with Xbox to bring Hulu Original The Awesomes back to Comic-Con. Zoom on over to the Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt from 7/24-27 to record your very own superhero audition video. The Awesomes themselves will select the best audition to be animated into an upcoming episode. Plus, don’t miss Seth Meyers and other cast members during their guest appearance at the Xbox Lounge from 4-5:00 p.m. on Saturday, 7/26. Need more superhero inspiration? There will also be a cape-making station in the lounge where Comic-Con attendees can create a custom cape that encapsulates their super character. The first 100 fans to audition each day will receive a limited edition Prock action figure, and ALL fans who audition will receive a gift card for 1-month free of Hulu Plus.

Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt hotel, Seaport Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 1 Market Pl, San Diego

Hours of operation for Xbox Lounge
Thursday, 7/24: 11am-6pm
Friday, 7/25: 11am-8pm
Saturday, 7/26: 11am-8pm
Sunday, 7/27: 11am-5pm

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Matthew McConaughey Is The Company Man

Matthew McConaughey has come aboard The Company Man, the Black List script by Andrew Cypiot that had been known as the Untitled Ed Wilson Project.

The Oscar-winning actor’s reps caution that none of this is set in stone, but I’m hearing he’s guiding the process of looking for a director before the project is shopped as a spec later this summer. It’s based on true events. CIA agent Edwin Wilson went behind enemy lines to secure a weapons contract and report information back to the CIA shortly after the Cold War. He had a meteoric rise until company policies changed and he was unceremoniously fired. Even after, he continued to operate as a man without a country and became public enemy No. 1 to the U.S. Attorney’s office.

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THE WALKING DEAD Season 5 Comic-Con Poster

THE WALKING DEAD season 5 will premiere this fall, but first, the cast will make their way to Comic-Con’s big Hall H on Friday, July 25, at 12:20 PM PT .

Here’s the Comic Con poster for THE WALKING DEAD Season 5.

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Teaser Trailer

If you're a dyed-in-the-angora-yarn fan of British author E. L. James's 2011 erotic novel, you'll be reaching for a fan to calm your blushing visage in anticipation of the new Fifty Shades Of Grey trailer, out in full on Thursday. In the meantime, here's a teaser for that teaser, which lasts just 16 seconds - insert first-base sex joke here - and will probably leave you hankering for a spankering. Or, alternatively, not.

In case you are not in the know about will no doubt be Oxfam's most awkward donation for the next two decades, Fifty Shades Of Grey sees Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey, the handsome 28 year-old billionaire who can think of nothing better to do with his life than to pursue 21 year-old college graduate Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson).

Watch the trailer HERE

But the course of true love never did run smooth, and it's particularly choppy when the guy's into S&M and likes his girlfriends to sign contracts promising submissive behaviour, while the girl is a virgin who's almost as terrified by him as she is attracted to him. Well, almost. He is described as an uber-babe and Dornan does appear to be living up to that description. Not that we can tell from this teaser, which doesn't show anyone's face. Clearly this is a film more concerned with other body parts.

Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) directs, with Jennifer Ehle, Rita Ora, Max Martini, Marcia Gay Harden, Callum Keith Rennie and Luke Grimes also in the cast.

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John Stamos Tumbler Q&A On Wednesday For @MyManIsALoser

Fan-favorite actor, singer and musician John Stamos will open up in his first-ever Tumblr “Dashboard Confessions” chat on Wednesday June 23 at 6:15pm EST in celebration of his new movie My Man Is A Loser.

Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:15pm EST/3:15pm PST

Fans Can Ask John Anything at MyManIsALoser.com/Ask

In the film, the internet’s favorite uncle stars as a ladies man who gives advice to his married friends on how to get their mojo back with their wives. Stamos has so much to share that he’s willing to lay it all out on Tumblr.

Dashboard Confessions is a fan mail Q&A series where artists take over users' Tumblr Dashboards by answering their questions and curating choice content. Fans can submit questions for Stamos starting today at MyManIsALoser.com/Ask and get ready to ‘reblog’ through their Tumblr dashboards when he responds live from the Tumblr offices in Los Angeles. Have mercy.

My Man Is A Loser is available in select theaters and on demand starting Friday, July 25th. Stamos lovers can follow @MyManIsALoser on Twitter for updates on his Dashboard Confessions and the film (synopsis below).

When it comes to women, playboy Mike (John Stamos) has all the right moves. So when Mike’s buddies (Michael Rapaport and Bryan Callen) ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he’ll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when Mike’s lessons start backfiring with hilarious results, it takes a beautiful, no-nonsense friend (Tika Sumpter) to show Mike he still has a thing or two to learn about relationships.

Lionsgate presents a Step One of Many Entertainment production in association with Imprint Entertainment.

Official Website: http://mymanisaloser.com/
Follow @MyManIsALoser on Twitter
YouTube Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/MyManIsALoser

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Connect With The Cast From GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Tomorrow.

CONNECT LIVE WITH CAST MEMBERS AND FILMMAKERS OF MARVEL’S “GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY” IN TWO SPECIAL ONLINE FAN Q&A EVENTS ON TUESDAY, JULY 22

Submitting Your Questions Is Easy.

WHAT: Two special Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” fan Q&A events, featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn and producer Kevin Feige.

· Twitter Fan Q&A: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, James Gunn and Kevin Feige will do a Twitter Fan Q&A from Twitter Headquarters in San Francisco.

· Yahoo/Tumblr Fan Q&A: Yahoo Entertainment will host Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, director James Gunn, and producer Kevin Feige on the Yahoo campus in Sunnyvale, Calif., for a live Tumblr Ask Q&A. Fans tuning in will see an exclusive clip from the film and, If they submit a video question, they have the chance to win a signed cast movie poster. Fans will be able to live stream the event on Yahoo Screen on iOS, Android, mobile Web, desktop, and Smart TV platforms, including AppleTV, Roku and Xbox 360. Link: The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Stars Answer Your Questions Live!

WHEN: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
· Twitter Fan Q&A: 2:30 p.m. EDT/ 11:30 a.m. PDT
· Yahoo/Tumblr Fan Q&A: 7:00 p.m. EDT/4:00 p.m. PDT

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR QUESTIONS:

· For the Twitter Fan Q&A: Use hashtag #AsktheGuardians to ask your questions.

· For the Yahoo/Tumblr Fan Q&A: Upload a video post to your Tumblr: use #GOTGask and tag @yahooentertainment in the caption, or via the Yahoo Entertainment Tumblr Ask page.

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You Could Be In Star Wars: Episode VII Or A private Screening

IN AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM SET, J.J. ABRAMS OFFERS FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN A PRIVATE HOMETOWN SCREENING OF STAR WARS: EPISODE VII BEFORE IT HITS THEATERS (IN ADDITION TO CHANCE TO BE IN THE FILM)

Director J.J. Abrams unveils the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing in support of Star Wars: Force for Change campaign’s final week

Campaign benefitting UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and programs draws participants from over 119 countries



Visit Omaze.com/StarWars For A Chance to Win

All Wings Report In! On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and rogue robot as he announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening of Star Wars: Episode VII. “We are so grateful for the support that the fans from over 119 countries have shown for Force for Change," said Abrams. "As we close this final week, we’ve added an additional prize that allows the fans the opportunity to see the movie early as a thank you for supporting such a great cause as UNICEF’s innovative, lifesaving work for children.” By contributing at any level by July 25th, participants will be eligible for all prizes including a chance to be in the movie.

IN AN EXCLUSIVE VIDEO FROM SET, J.J. ABRAMS OFFERS FANS THE CHANCE TO WIN A PRIVATE HOMETOWN SCREENING OF STAR WARS: EPISODE VII BEFORE IT HITS THEATERS
(IN ADDITION TO CHANCE TO BE IN THE FILM)

Director J.J. Abrams unveils the Star Wars: Episode VII X-Wing in support of Star Wars: Force for Change campaign’s final week

Campaign benefitting UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and programs
draws participants from over 119 countries

Visit Omaze.com/StarWars For A Chance to Win

LOS ANGELES, CA, JULY 21, 2014 — All Wings Report In! On the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, Director J.J. Abrams was interrupted by an X-Wing pilot and rogue robot as he announced the chance for fans to win an advance private screening of Star Wars: Episode VII. “We are so grateful for the support that the fans from over 119 countries have shown for Force for Change," said Abrams. "As we close this final week, we’ve added an additional prize that allows the fans the opportunity to see the movie early as a thank you for supporting such a great cause as UNICEF’s innovative, lifesaving work for children.” By contributing at any level by July 25th, participants will be eligible for all prizes including a chance to be in the movie.

Star Wars: Force for Change impressively raised over one million dollars within the first 24 hours of its launch—a record for Omaze, the fundraising platform. So far contributors from 119 countries around the world have backed Force for Change, in support of the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and programs. UNICEF’s network of 14 Innovation Labs help create sustainable solutions to critical issues facing children around the world in the areas of nutrition, water, health, and education. The funds raised through Star Wars: Force for Change will impact the lives of children around the world, through projects like MobiStation, a portable, solar-powered educational kit to ensure children have access to quality learning anywhere, and Rapid FTR (Family Tracing and Reunification), a mobile phone application that helps reunite separated and unaccompanied children with their families in natural disasters. Fans can continue to pledge support and enter for a chance win until 11:59pm on July 25.

The Star Wars: Force for Change Grand Prize includes:
· Airfare and accommodations to London for one winner and a guest
· Behind-the-scenes access on the closed set of Star Wars: Episode VII as VIP guests of J.J. Abrams
· Winner will have the opportunity to meet members of the cast
· Winner and their guest will then be transformed by makeup and costume teams into a Star Wars character and filmed for a scene in Star Wars: Episode VII

Disney committed US $1 million to support the launch of Star Wars: Force for Change. Star Wars continues to inspire generations of dreamers and doers to use their creativity to accomplish great things. Star Wars and Lucasfilm were built on the belief that in uniting creativity with innovation, you can make the impossible possible.

Visit StarWars.com/ForceForChange to learn more about this new charitable initiative and the work of UNICEF’s Innovation Labs and programs, and be sure to enter through contribution or free entry for your chance to win at Omaze.com/StarWars.
May the Force be with you!
J.J. Abrams Announcement Video Link + Embed Code:
http://youtu.be/xWBGrkc360M

ABOUT UNICEF
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org. Find us on Twitter: @unicefusa; join us on Facebook: UNICEF-USA.

ABOUT OMAZE
Founded by writer/filmmakers and friends from college, Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins, Omaze is an online charity platform that gives anyone the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences that also support remarkable causes. Omaze has worked with top actors, musicians, and athletes around the world including George Clooney, Ben Affleck & Matt Damon, Lady Gaga, Will Smith, George Lucas, Jennifer Lopez, and Phil Jackson, to name a few. For more information, please visit www.omaze.com.

STAR WARS: FORCE FOR CHANGE PROGRAM: RESTRICTIONS AND LIMITATIONS
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Void where prohibited. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in your domicile, to enter and a resident of Argentina, Austria, Canada, Cyprus, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, USA, or the UK, and not a resident of Belgium, Italy, Malta, Singapore, or Thailand. Residents of Australia, Brazil, China and the Republic of Korea are not prohibited from participating, but local rules and laws may restrict or prohibit the award of certain prizes or impose additional restrictions on participation.
Rewards are separate from sweepstakes prizes. Rewards are limited in quantity. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. For free entry: (i) send post card to Sponsor at PO Box 3190, 1217 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, California 90408 by applicable mail date; or (ii) visit www.Omaze.com/StarWars. Entrants may receive additional entries via Facebook. Maximum number of entries: 10,000 per Entrant. Travel and accommodations are at Sponsor’s discretion and subject to availability and change. Winner and Guest may be required to pass a background screening or security check, to receive the prize and/or reward. Visa conditions may apply. All taxes are Winner’s responsibility. Not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook®. Residents of certain territories may be required to successfully complete a trivia question to qualify. For full entry requirements, details, limitations and restrictions see Official rules at www.Omaze.com/StarWars. Sole Sponsor: Omaze, Inc., PO Box 3190, 1217 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90408.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For @LucyTheMovie In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For LUCY on Tuesday July 22nd at 7:00PM in Sacramento.


Writer/director Luc Besson (La Femme Nikita, The Professional, The Fifth Element) directs Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman in Lucy, an action-thriller produced by Virginie Besson-Silla for EuropaCorp.


In a world run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) is a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan who is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. A drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, which allows her to use more than the normal 10% of her brain's capacity, thus changing her into a superhuman. As a result, she can absorb information instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can choose not to feel pain or other discomforts, in addition to other abilities.


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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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Jeff Bridges @Reddit AMA For @thegivermovie This Wednesday

Ever wondered what Jeff Bridges eats for breakfast or what his favorite movie is? Well now you can ask him yourself during his first ever Reddit "Ask Me Anything" THIS WEDNESDAY, JULY 23RD AT 3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT.

Fans can ask about his upcoming film THE GIVER, his favorite co-stars, if he really likes white russians, what is was like to win an Oscar, and any other question they want answered. We will send a link to the AMA as soon as it’s up on Reddit THIS Wednesday, but in the meantime, it would be great if you could share this information with your readers.

The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past. With this newfound power of knowledge, he realizes that the stakes are higher than imagined – a matter of life and death for himself and those he loves most. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all – a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before. THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Inside the Bucket Podcast #23

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery!




It's the John and Matt show this week, as our other contirbutors are either too busy to attend or don't care about us anymore.  Nevertheless, the show must go on!  This week's edition of Inside the Bucket is filled with news and reviews, as the boys gear up for Comic-Con 2014!  The boys tackle a huge news segment, the links for which can be found on our site SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM.

Later, they prattle on during Rants & Raves, before welcoming special guest Erin Lim from the Bitch Talk Podcast as she talks about her Kickstarter project The Nomadic Family Project. Please support her worthwhile Kickstarter by contributing any amount you can afford.

After a discussion of the weekend's box office winners/losers, they review SEX TAPE, starring Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, and Rob Corddry.  Please check out all the links to the stories we covered in today's podcast.

Again, we thanks Erin for joining the show and hope you help her out with her terrific Kickstarter project.  Also, don't forget to follow Shawn Marshall's sites, which we've included below.

We hope you laugh as much as we do bringing the show to you.  As always, thanks to everyone for your continued support, and we'll see you at one of our screenings.

Please make sure to check out our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM and make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!


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Saturday, July 19, 2014

Magic in the Moonlight Review: An Early Oscar Entry?


The Woody Allen comedy Magic in the Moonlight is finally a work we can be proud of.


Writer/Director Woody Allen is not a favorite of mine; in fact, I consider him to be the most overrated of Hollywood's old school. I've never forgiven him for Annie Hall somehow beating out Star Wars for Best Picture in the 1977 Oscars, and his more recent personal choices are personally offensive. Screening his films is equal to the most unpleasant experiences I can consider, right up there with dentist visits and drawing blood. But Magic in the Moonlight is something else, something far better than anything he's ever done, and it's about damn time.

Set among the flappers and 'hot music' of the 1920's, professional illusionist Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) is at the height of his game masquerading as Wei Ling Soo. He thrills audiences with his disappearing tricks and fantastic trickery, until he's recruited by old friend and fellow illusionist Howard (Simon McBurney) to debunk the meteoric rise of the spiritualist Sophie Baker (Emma Stone). Her scam is about to trick a wealthy family out of millions, and Stanley won't hear of it, his logical and rigid mind unwilling to give her any credit. But Stanley's a bit...difficult...with anyone he comes into contact with, and soon realizes that Sophie's presence has filled his world with more possibilities than he ever imagined. But he must tread lightly, for as she's seduced the ignorant gentleman Brice (Hamish Linklater), her charm might soon undo the master of illusions himself.

Let's be clear: there are funny original comedies like 22 Jump Street or Neighbors, and then there's Magic. It's witty and full of one intelligent one-liners that lead up to an old-school Oscar Wilde love story that doesn't need sex or vulgarity to sell its wares. Allen has always had such ability, but his projects have languished, stuck in molasses and the final cut always in need of a serious edit. Not with Magic: Allen produces a mostly compact affair that never lingers, content to lead our well-built cast through his script that's like a light breeze keeping you guessing as to its outcome. When the ending arrives, we can almost forgive Stanley for making what could be a terrible decision, because Allen to this point had filled him with so much comedic arrogance that we can't help feeling that Stanley's come such a long way.

Although the troupe is top-notch - including appearances by Marcia Gay-Harden and Jacki Weaver - the story mostly focuses on Firth and Stone. For as much I like him as a dramatic lead, Firth is simply hilarious in his comedic roles when he gets to chew on such meaty and hilarious lines as Allen gives him. Among the most memorable is the worst wedding proposal since Chris O'Donnell's "You win!" line from The Bachelor, an elegantly delightful exchange where Stanley actually takes his 'deal' off the table after Stone rejects what can only be described as his arrogant presumption of her affection. These sorts of admissions by Stanley throughout the film aimed at anyone within distance, alienate friend and foe alike, our laughter serving as a sort of odd approval of his ways. Stone proves that her Gangster Squad and The Help performances weren't just happy accidents, her warming smile hiding the scoundrel that Stanley's ready to break down the moment they meet. Linklater is passable riche boor, his rooster crooning and ukulele skills on display while Sophie tries desperately to feign some sort of approval.

For the first time, I can safely say that Woody Allen has made a memorable - dare I say, Oscar-worthy - film. Magic in the Moonlight is his perhaps his greatest creation, a witty, pompous, Oscar Wilde-like affair that finally demonstrates his full capabilities. This is perhaps the 19th Century version of An Ideal Husband, and isn't it ironic that Firth starred in that film version as well? See this one regardless where it plays, because there is definitely some magic to behold. Magic in the Moonlight is rated PG-13 for for a brief suggestive comment, and smoking throughout and has a runtime of 100 minutes.

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