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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Can You Find Dory? #FindingDory

 Disney•Pixar’s “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale?


Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

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Bryan Fuller To Deliver Star Trek To CBS

Over the past several years, a number of names have been associated with the idea of bringing Star Trek back to television. One of the most bandied about has been Bryan Fuller. Today CBS announced that Fuller will indeed be serving as co-creator and showrunner of the new series set to premiere this January.

For executive producer Alex Kurtzman (who produced and co-wrote the first two films in the J.J. Abrams big screen reboot of the franchise) this is exciting news. "Bringing Star Trek back to television means returning it to its roots, and for years those roots flourished under Bryan's devoted care," he says of Fuller, who has previously worked on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager. "His encyclopedic knowledge of Trek canon is surpassed only by his love for Gene Roddenberry's optimistic future; a vision that continues to guide us as we explore strange new worlds."

Fuller, who will remain as co-showrunner of the forthcoming American Gods, recalls that he discovered Star Trek when he was four or five, first when his brother turned off all the lights in the house and began to fly his model of a D7 Class Klingon Battle Cruiser through the dark. "Before seeing a frame of the television series, the Star Trek universe lit my imagination on fire."

In an archived interview, Fuller had commented on first watching Star Trek: "I was old enough to know that there were adventures that they were having in space with aliens. That was very exciting in a way that westerns were a little dusty for me. It took science fiction for me to appreciate western storytelling. The Munsters and Star Trek were kind of the shows I would watch when I got home from school. They both had a lot to do with creatures and also being inclusive worlds in a way. Because the Munster family was very much an inclusive world, they allowed any kind of freak flag to fly. And we learned that in Star Trek that there is an entire universe out there of different varieties of people and all of them are OK. It was an early lesson in inclusivity."

Speaking of Star Trek in general, he added, "It's a beautiful world that has been created to promote inclusivity and a better man than the man that we have today on this planet. And I think that anything that encourages us to grow and strive and be the better versions of ourselves is a wonderful thing to have in our culture."

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Saw: Legacy Could Be Coming Soon

After seven installments, the trap-happy Saw franchise finally drew to a close in 2010 with its 3D Final Chapter. Since then there have been regular whispering of what studio Lionsgate might be planning to do with the property: the assumption being that, while it had run its initial course, there was still some sort of life in the series. Pitches have come and gone, but six years on, Saw 8 (or VIII, if you prefer) is now officially in development. It has a title - Saw: Legacy - and a pair of screenwriters in the Piranha films' Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger.

Saw, of course, began in 2004 with James Wan's now classic, self-contained, low-budget ordeal. Not an obvious candidate to spawn six sequels, it nevertheless managed just that, with writer Leigh Whannell continuing through the next two, and Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan picking up the story for the rest. Darren Lynn Bousman directed parts II, III and IV, production designer David Hackl did V, and Kevin Greutert did VI and VII, the latter something of an unwilling contractual obligation. Wan and Whannell remained as hands-off executive producers throughout all the follow-ups, and will get the same credit on Legacy.

One of the Saw franchise's most interesting ideas was to attempt to tell a single story across all the sequels. It may have ended up a complex, unwieldy web of flashbacks and retcons, but at least it wasn't just the same yarn with a different cast every time. The Final Chapter did leave threads hanging for possible future contributors, but at this stage there's no sense of quite what Saw: Legacy will be. Continuation? Reboot? Prequel? Nobody's saying. But one thing's pretty much certain: there will be blood.

Stolberg also directs - he made Crawlspace and, er, The Hungover Games - so may have an eye on manning the cameras for some self-penned new Saw action too, although that's also yet to be confirmed.

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#ArielleKebbel Joins Fifty Shades Freed

THR is reporting Arielle Kebbel, known for her recurring roles on UnREAL and Ballers, has joined the Fifty Shades of Grey threequel Fifty Shades Freed.

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who starred in 2015's Fifty Shades of Grey, will reprise their roles in Universal's sequel, playing Anastasia and billionaire Christian Grey, respectively. In the sequel, Ana starts a new job, and at the same time she's faced with dealing with many of Christian's former flames.

James Foley is directing Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed based on a script by Niall Leonard, author EL James’ husband. Universal has slated Darker, which sees producers Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and James returning, for release on Feb. 10, 2017. Marcus Viscidi also produces.

Fifty Shades Darker will film back-to-back with the third film in the series, Fifty Shades Freed. Freed, which is based on the third and final book in James' series, centers on Ana and Christian's relationship as it gets more serious. It is slated for release on Feb. 9, 2018.

Kebbel will play Gia Matteo, a beautiful architect who Christian hires to build his home. Ana gives her the nickname "Miss-Provocative-And-Unfortunately-Good-At-Her-Job."

Kebbel, who was also a model, has appeared on a slew of TV shows; in addition to recurring on UnREAL and Ballers, she has also appeared on The Grinder and The League. Her film credits include 2012’s Think Like a Man and the indie Another Time, which is in post.

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Goldie Hawn Will Play Amy Schumer's Mom

Jonathan Levine will direct the movie, which Paul Feig is producing with Chernin Entertainment.

Oscar winner Goldie Hawn is in talks to play Amy Schumer‘s mother in an upcoming comedy from director Jonathan Levine, an individual familiar with the 20th Century Fox project has told TheWrap.

The project would mark Hawn’s return to the big screen after more than a decade, her last feature role having been in the 2002 comedy “The Banger Sisters.”

Paul Feig is producing under his Feigco banner along with Chernin Entertainment. Katie Dippold wrote the script and will serve as an executive producer. 20th Century Fox executive Daria Cercek is overseeing the project.

The film, which is inspired by Dippold’s relationship with her mother, follows a family vacation gone wrong.

Hawn won an Oscar for her supporting performance in 1969’s “Cactus Flower” and was nominated again for “Private Benjamin” in 1980. She’s represented by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #GODSOFEGYPT In TUCSON

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See GODS OF EGYPT on February 24th at 7:00 PM in TUCSON.


Gods of Egypt is an upcoming American fantasy film featuring ancient Egyptian deities. The film is directed by Alex Proyas and stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Elodie Yung, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, and Courtney Eaton.


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Gods of Egypt in theaters on February 26, 2016. The film will be released in 2D and RealD 3D

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Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This pass is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law.

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 your belongings and person 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. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability.

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New #Zoolander2 Clips & Valentine’s cards

Here are new clips and share these Valentine’s cards with your ridiculously good looking friends!



ZOOLANDER 2 is an upcoming American action comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and written by Justin Theroux and Stiller. It is the sequel to the 2001 film Zoolander. The film stars Stiller, Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz, Christine Taylor, Kristen Wiig Justin Bieber, Benedict Cumberbatch and Will Ferrell.



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TV Review: The X-Files "Home Again"

Two great episodes are trash-compacted into a single uneven one.

Review by Brandon Wolfe

“Home Again,” written by another X-Files MVP, Glen Morgan (who also co-wrote possibly the best episode of the entire series with the similarly titled, yet unrelated “Home”), is an episode with a severe identity crisis. Perhaps as a byproduct of the unusually low number of episodes in this limited engagement, it’s essentially two wholly distinct episodes battling it out for dominance in an hourlong arena. Two very good episodes, it must be said, but two highly incompatible ones. Had “Home Again” chosen a side for which story it wanted to tell, it might have been a new classic. As it stands, it’s a deeply confused episode of television, its virtues diminished by its bifurcated structure.

In Philadelphia, a HUD official is enacting a relocation plan for the downtown homeless to clear the way for good ol’ gentrification to commence, a plan that includes fire hoses and excises compassion. Returning to his office that night, he is visited by a tall, ghastly man, who tears the official in two with the ease that a regular person might tear up a piece of junk mail. The mysterious man vacates the premises holding the official’s severed arms before disappearing into the compactor in the back of the garbage truck in which he arrived. Unsurprisingly, Mulder and Scully are called to the scene to investigate, where they encounter some light jurisdictional resistance from local law enforcement.


It’s here where “Home Again” skews into a tangent, as Scully receives a call from her brother that their mother has been hospitalized from a heart attack. Scully immediately takes her leave of the crime scene while Mulder sticks around, quickly noticing an ominous piece of artwork depicting a hanging man that is visible from the office’s window, yet did not appear on the security-camera footage from the night before. As Mulder attempts to locate the artist, Scully sits at her unconscious mother’s bedside, learning that her final words to the attending staff were to ask about her estranged son Charlie, a revelation that puzzles Scully. Scully also learns that her mother recently changed her living will to state that she no longer wishes to be kept alive on life support, meaning that the hospital only has a certain amount of time before they are legally required to extubate the patient. Scully is hoping for a miracle so that she can ask her mother a few final questions before they are separated forever.

The monster-of-the-week portion of “Home Again” is fairly exemplary. The killer, we find out, is a sculpture—identified by a Band-Aid on its nose—that the artist inadvertently brought to life as a “thought form” fueled by his anger toward the city’s treatment of the homeless. The creature comes to life on its own and wreaks bloody vengeance against those seeking to displace the less fortunate for personal gain, and the scenes where it stalks and attacks are extremely creepy (maggots are prominent). The problem is that the Band-Aid Nose Man has the misfortune of having his episode hijacked by the Scully material. And it’s not a matter of the Scully material not being strong. It’s very emotionally effective, but these two storylines have no business occupying the same space. There isn’t even a real thematic link between the two. It’s as though the show had the strong desire to provide the characters with this affecting dramatic material, but realized that such material does not lend itself to an episode of The X-Files (especially considering how few this run has to spare), so it was inorganically grafted onto what was intended to be a pure stand-alone horror entry.


Needless to say, the graft doesn’t take. The Band-Aid Man half and the Scully half are both quite adroit at what each is trying to do, but they’re working at cross purposes, and watching the episode lurch back and forth between the two is jarring. Scully’s mother ultimately passes away after a fleeting moment of cognizance and Scully opts to deal with her grief by channeling herself back into the case, ordering Mulder to drive her back to Philadelphia immediately to resume the case. It’s not that this action is necessarily out of character for Scully, but leaping from devastating heartache directly back into flashlight-in-the-dark monster hunting makes the episode feel unwieldy. There exists no chocolate/peanut butter harmoniousness between the two halves of “Home Again.”

The other element that hampers the episode, one that threatens this entire mini-season, is the continued focus on William, Mulder and Scully’s lost son. Scully’s mother’s last words are in reference to the child, reigniting Scully’s feelings of abandonment due to giving the boy up for adoption all those years ago, and the closest thing to a unifying thread between the disparate components of the episode is Scully imparting to Mulder that she hopes William doesn’t think they threw him away “like trash.” One takes away from “Home Again” that the Scully material really only exists to keep William at the forefront of our minds for whatever Carter plans to do to us in his final two episodes. The kid has now been significantly mentioned in three of the four episodes aired thus far, giving the clear indication that he’s soon to play a major role in the ongoing storyline. The X-Files’ stubborn insistence on holding onto a misbegotten story thread best left forgotten is infuriating. Some things most certainly do belong in the trash.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

#HardcoreHenry Poster

Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time: You remember nothing. Mainly because you've just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has been kidnapped, and you should probably go get her back. Who's got her? His name's Akan (Danila Kozlovsky); he's a powerful warlord with an army of mercenaries, and a plan for world domination. You're also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, and everyone wants you dead. Everyone except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley.) He may be on your side, but you aren't sure. If you can survive the insanity, and solve the mystery, you might just discover your purpose and the truth behind your identity. Good luck, Henry. You're likely going to need it...

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THE LOBSTER Trailer Starring Colin Farrell & Rachel Weisz

A love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of The City, are arrested and transferred to The Hotel. There they are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days. If they fail, they are transformed into an animal of their choosing and released into The Woods. A desperate Man escapes from The Hotel to The Woods where The Loners live and falls in love, although it is against their rules.

Films stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Riley, Léa Seydoux and Ben Whishaw.



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#THESHEIK On March 1st

HE IS REVERED AS ONE OF PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING'S GREAT VILLAINS, BUT HIS OWN PERSONAL STORY IS NOTHING SHORT OF HEROIC

For decades he has been professional wrestling's man you love to hate. But a new film recounting his extraordinary life story will fill WWE fans and non-fans alike with nothing but love for the imposing star known as The Iron Sheik. THE SHEIK arrives DVD on March 1, 2016.

Khosrow Ali Vaziri was born in Iran in 1942, establishing a name for himself as an amateur wrestler, a bodyguard for the Shah of Iran, and an athlete representing his home country in the 1968 Summer Olympics. In the early 1970s, following the unexpected and controversial death of his good friend and Olympic wrestling gold medalist Gholamreza Takhti, Vaziri left Iran to pursue the American Dream. His journey to the United States began one of the most spectacular professional wrestling careers in modern history.

Assuming the persona of the villainous The Iron Sheik, Vaziri became one of the most celebrated and hated men in sports entertainment, helping launch Hulkamania in the 1980s and weathering a career that saw him turn the wrestling world upside down throughout the '80s and '90s. A fall from sobriety after the murder of one of his daughters brought the Sheik to the lowest and most challenging point in his life. Now in his 70s, the Sheik has embraced an unlikely new persona as an outlandish social media sensation, known for hilarious outbursts and massively popular antics.

Featuring candid interviews with Vaziri's family, historians and over 25 wrestling superstars,
THE SHEIK is a pop culture documentary that chronicles this determined survivor's electrifying career from his upbringing in Iran to his journey to the U.S. and his unprecedented experiences as America's most hated villain.

The film features interviews with celebrities and wrestling superstars including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Hulk Hogan, Jack Black, Seth Green, Mick Foley, Bret Hart, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Hacksaw Jim Duggan and many more.

IGN Movies' Matt Fowler called THE SHEIK "a compelling film about an extraordinary man ... There are moments of true heartbreak and tragedy mixed with wild road stories and the Iron Sheik's trademark over-the-top personality." Said Jacqueline Valencia of Next Projection: "THE SHEIK is a riveting documentary for wrestling fans and an entertaining insight into the wrestling medium for non-fans. ... a portrait of a man who's experienced fame, fortune, darkness, and eventual redemption. " And WWE star and film actor Dave Bautista cheered, "Wrestling fans - this is a must-see!"

About Dark Sky Films
Dark Sky Films is an independent film production and distribution label founded in 2008, working with emerging talent as well as established veterans to develop, package, produce and finance feature film and episodic television projects. Representing films from some of the most talented directors working today, such as Ti West's The House of the Devil and The Innkeepers, and Jim Mickle's Stake Land, Dark Sky continues to identify original talent and projects to bring a vibrant slate of films to the world market, with such recent productions as We Are Still Here, Deathgasm, Applesauce and Cherry Tree.


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Leonardo DiCaprio To Star In Conquest

Given that The Revenant has put Leonardo DiCaprio on his strongest path to awards glory yet, it makes sense that he might want to reunite with one of the people behind the film. He's now attached to star in a mysterious movie called Conquest, to be written by Mark L. Smith.

Mysterious doesn't even begin to truly describe this one, which has been kept so quiet thus far that even the various trade stories on the subject don't have so much of a whisper of a basic plot line. But that's mostly because the deal with Paramount for the film is so fresh the ink's probably still warm from the printer.

Smith, who co-wrote Revenant with director Alejandro González Iñárritu, will write the script, which we assume will feature somebody journeying to/invading/overcoming... something? Yes, that's a useful piece of information right there. He's also busy on other projects, including the equally under wraps Collider, which has Edgar Wright attached to direct and J.J. Abrams involved as producer. Then there's Viking drama King Harald, which DiCaprio is developing with his own production company.

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Choose Your Side. CAPTAIN AMERICA: #CIVILWAR Super Bowl Clip

Brand new look at MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR aired just prior to kick-off in the Super Bowl yesterday. In celebration, custom Twitter emojis showcasing Team Cap and Team Iron Man are now revealed.


As part of an exciting new Twitter campaign, 11 new character emojis are now available, and fans are encouraged to Tweet using #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan to declare their allegiance to their favorite Marvel characters. In addition, fans can create their own super team using the Captain America emojis and #TeamCapSweepstakes or #TeamIronManSweepstakes for a chance to win a walk-on role in Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War - Part I.




When the government sets up a governing body to oversee the Avengers, the team splinters into two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.




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Super Bowl Trailer For The #JungleBook

Here is the new trailer for Disney’s The Jungle Book with an exclusive spot that aired during the Big Game.



Directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man”), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, “The Jungle Book” is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he’s ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don’t exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack’s alpha male Akela. “The Jungle Book” seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world. The wild adventure swings into theaters in 3D on April 15, 2016. For more information, check out Disney.com/thejunglebook, like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyJungleBook, and follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thejunglebookand Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/disneythejunglebook/.

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