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Dwayne Johnson Could Be Hercules

We all know Dwayne Johnson keeps himself in shape. And that before every movie (yes, even Race To Witch Mountain), he tailors his workout regime to fit his latest gig. Currently he’s busy getting in bodybuilder shape (not much of a struggle, frankly) for Michael Bay’s Pain And Gain, but he may already be looking ahead to playing a Greek hero in Brett Ratner’s Hercules.

The iconic muscled one has been something of an obsession of Ratner's for a while now. He considered one take on Hercules for a while (though it was later revealed he only read the script), but last year became attached to the adaptation of Steve Moore’s Radical Publishing comic title Hercules: The Thracian Wars.

Moore’s story finds the Thracian king summon Herc and six battle-weary pals of his, and tasking them with getting his army into fighting shape. Lured by the promise of gold and glory, Hercules readily agrees, but soon comes to realise how far he’s fallen from grace and what he might need to do to find some …

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Review by Brandon Wolfe

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Review by Brandon Wolfe
Look who's made a return it's out guest movie review Brandon. He is a simple man. Uncomplicated-simple, not dumb-simple, of course. Let's see how his review compared to Matt's review of the film.

Mounting a sequel to 2007’s dismal and dull Ghost Rider seemed like one of the less arduous tasks in recent Hollywood history. If the bar had been set any lower, it would have been buried nine feet deep in the earth. Really, all any sequel would have had to accomplish to claim a minor victory would be to not be astoundingly terrible, and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance pulls off this most meager of feats. Directed by Neveldine/Taylor, the junk-auteur duo responsible for the Crank films, Vengeance is a trashier, more low-rent affair. It strikes a less polished, more grindhouse-esque aesthetic than the original, which arguably better befits the schlocky material. However, it is still not what you’d call good.

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THE RAVEN New TV Spot

On behalf of Relativity Media, we are pleased to bring you a new look at the upcoming gritty thriller THE RAVEN, opening in theaters April 27, 2012.

Check out the new TV spot over at EW.

The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life - and death – in this stylish, gothic thriller starring John Cusack as the infamous author. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe’s darkest works, a young Baltimore detective (Luke Evans) joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer’s mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe’s brutal stories a blood chilling reality.

ABOUT THE RAVEN

Release: April 27, 2012
Director: James McTeigue
Writers: Ben Livingston, Hannah Shakespeare
Cast: John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Producers: Trevor Macy, Marc D. Evans, Aaron Ryder
Executive Producers: Jesus Martinez

Website: http://www.theravenmovie.com

Synopsis:
The macabre and lurid tale…

ACT OF VALOR Movie Review By: RAMA

ACT OF VALOR Movie Review By: RAMA

Let's see what RAMA thought of ACT OF VALOR.  Make sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.


Military or war movies ain’t nothing new in Hollywood but most of the depictions were inaccurate, the relationship stories and the style were too romanticized, and the overblown entertainment was put front and center, in place of self-sacrifice. We admired films like Black Hawk Down and Saving Private Ryan but finally, a movie that truly honors the troops, the finest action military war movie ever made has finally arrived in ACT OF VALOR.


Starring six active duty Navy SEALs, so from the get-go, ACT OF VALOR intends on taking you to the heart of how it’s all done, because you’re not dealing with actors trying to be soldiers. Directing team Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh with screenwriter Kurt Johnstad have crafted a film that satisfies action fans and oddly enough video game fans as well and it’s also a film that reminds audiences everywhere of what brotherho…

Kenny Powers Is The MFCEO Of Kswiss. Here Are The Blades

Last Sunday Eastbound and Down premiered on HBO. This is going to be the final season of the series, which is sad news since the show keeps getting better every year.

In this presentation for Kswiss, Kenny Powers is continuing his role as MFCEO (Motherfuckin’ Chief Executive Officer) for the shoe company. In the presentation he is unveiling the newest running show from Kswiss called "BLADES."

It is pretty cool how they integrated Bruce Lee into the commercial. This presentation is not for the kids.

Kenny Powers, mother fuckin' CEO of K-Swiss debuts his greatest invention LIVE at a press conference. Introducing K-Swiss Blades, the shoes that'll make you fast as fuck.



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We Have Your Access To See SILENT HOUSE In San Francisco

In theaters March 9

We have your access to see SILENT HOUSE. Open Road Films has provide me with Exclusive passes for the fans to get access to the screening in San Francisco,Ca.


The film stars Elizabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”)and Adam Trese. The film is based on “La Casa Muda,” the official Uruguayan entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category to the 84th Academy Awards (2012).


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SILENT HOUSE is a uniquely unsettling horror thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen as Sarah, a young woman who finds herself sealed inside her family's secluded lake house. With no contact to the outside world, and no way out, panic turns to terror to terror as events become increasingly ominous in and around the house. Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, SILENT HOUSE uses meticulous camera choreography to take the audience on a tension-filled, real time journey, experienced in a single uninterrupted shot.



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Lily Collins Could Be "Rosaline" Romeo's Ex

There have been so many takes on William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet that it would be easy to conclude that there are no new avenues to explore. That's a great disservice to our killer idea, retelling the story among silverback gorillas. More importantly, it would overlook Michael Sucsy’s planned take, Rosaline, which shows events from the point of view of Romeo's ex. Now Lily Collins is in talks to star.

Michael H Weber and Scott Neustader adapted the script from Rebecca Serles’ novel (which, going back to studio tradition, has yet to hit the shelves). It sets the doomed love story in a modern day high school, and filters it through the titular young woman's eyes as she is courted and then spurned by Romeo.

Deborah Ann Woll and Dave Franco are also still going through the negotiation motions to take two other roles, which we’d guess are Romeo and Juliet themselves. We’re also left wondering if the film will push through to the tragic finale...

Sucsy has been trying to …

Wanderlust Sweepstakes. Come And Enjoy

There isn't much I say about this movie but it's a matinee, my review to come up later this week.


Enter the Find Your Wanderlust sweepstakes! Take a short quiz to discover your wanderlust, then enter for a chance to win a trip for two to your chosen destination!..

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Malin Akerman, Kathryn Hahn, Lauren Ambrose, Ken Marino, Joe Lo Truglio, Kerri Kenney-Silver and Alan Alda

Directed by: David Wain

Written by: Ken Marino & David Wain

Produced by: Judd Apatow, Ken Marino, Paul Rudd, David Wain

Executive Producer: Richard Vane

Rating: R

Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston star in Wanderlust, a raucous comedy from director David Wain (Role Models) and producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) about a couple who leaves the pressures of the big city and joins a freewheeling community where the only rule is to be yourself.

George (Rudd) and Linda (Aniston) are an overextended, stressed out Manhattan couple. After George is downsized …

Kate Upton To Drop The Green Flag At The Daytona 500

NASCAR's Daytona 500 will be taking place this Sunday, February 26th (FOX, 1 p.m. ET).

Sean Hayes, Chris Diamantopoulos, and Will Sasso -- starring as Larry, Moe & Curly – in the all new The Three Stooges movie from Twentieth Century Fox, will start the action by delivering the green flag! Co-stars and Daytona 500 Marshalls Jane Lynch and Kate Upton will deliver the four most famous words in motorsports – “Drivers, start your engines.”

Fans can stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DaytonaInternationalSpeedway) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/disupdates) and fans can also follow NASCAR (@NASCAR) and hashtags #NASCAR and #DAYTONA500.

Visit www.threestooges.com and Facebook (www.facebook.com/thethreestooges) for all the latest Three Stooges movie news.

Sean Hayes (Larry) garnered acclaim as the sarcastic and hilarious Jack McFarland on NBC’s long-running sitcom, Will & Grace. Will Sasso (Curly) starred for five seasons (1997-2002) on…

New Wrath Of The Titans Trailer

The first trailer for myth-raiding sequel Wrath Of The Titans arrived back in December, but now a slightly longer destruct-o-fest has hit the magical interwebs. If you are righteous and brave, take a look below.

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This time around, we find Perseus (Sam Worthington) 10 years on from his adventures opposite giant beasties in Clash. Trying to live a normal but probably slightly smelly life as a fisherman, he’s summoned back into action when mighty Titan Kronos begins to break his troops out of imprisonment and threatens Zeus (Liam Neeson) and co. But because the Gods can’t deal with these pesky problems themselves, and because Hades (Ralph Fiennes) is stirring up yet more trouble, guess who has to step in?

Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) is behind the camera and, if the trailers are any indication, he and Warners have simply taken everything about the first movie and cranked it up a notch, including Worthington’s hair. So: mor…

Khalil Gibran's The Prophet To Be Produced By Salma Hayek

Khalil Gibran's best known fictional work "The Prophet" is being adapted for the big screen in a new production that will involve collaborations across many borders. In this adaptation, each of the 89-year old classic's chapters will be directed by a different award-winning filmmaker, with Roger Allers (The Lion King) responsible for the connective through-line narrative.

Pre-production is scheduled to begin this month, with Salma Hayek producing along with Clark Peterson and Ron Senkowski. Doha Film Insititute (DFI) is co-financing along with Participant Media, MyGroup Lebanon, FFA Private Bank, JRW Entertainment and Code Red Productions.

"'The Prophet' has been an incredible source of wisdom and inspiration for millions of people all over the world. Being of Lebanese descent, I'm particularly proud to be part of a project that will present this masterpiece to new generations, in a way never seen before," said Hayek.

Among the distinguished di…

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Movie Review By: Matt

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Movie Review  By: Matt 
Does Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance redeem the franchise or cast it further into reboot hell? Matt is back with another great review.


Note: major plot spoilers ahead!

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance is a weird movie. Unlike the zaniness of The Dark Backward or even the mother of weirdness Begotten, GRSOV gives off the strange party-guest-who-holds-up-the-wall vibe than offering something truly unique. From the outset, you realize that this sequel to the 2007 yawn-fest wants to be different, recognized, and respected. After the first Ghost Rider was plagued with mailed-in performances and an action-heavy script, a new team was brought in, led by directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. These guys are better known for 90-minute action films (Crank, Crank: High Voltage) than for their abilities as cinematic heavy-hitters. Add to the fact that GR was financed by the relatively unknown and second-tier Abu Dhabi Media (The Doub…

Can Twitter Predict Oscar Winner?

The Oscars will be held this Sunday and Way To Blue has come up with this infographic to showcase which films tweeters are most willing on to win this year and which films are most talked about, as well as the potential box office effect winning will have on titles.

Notes:

· Midnight in Paris has the most vocal of its fans with 19.2% of its total tweets in the past week expressing supporting sentiment for it to win at this year’s Oscars.

· The Artist dominating share of tweets is not surprising but Hugo’s buzz position is surprisingly high considering it has the least % support of tweets willing it on to win.

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Frankenweenie Official Poster

Thanks to the official Facebook page for Frankenweenie, we got our hands on the first poster for the film. The film is based on a 1984 short that Tim Burton directed.

Frankenweenie adapts and expands the story of young Victor, who tragically loses his beloved dog Sparky. Refusing to be without his closest companion, Victor decides to bring him back to life... Albeit with a few tweaks. The stitched-together pooch is fine for a while, but when he escapes, he causes chaos for the local townsfolk.

Burton has recruited a voice cast that includes some newcomers along with a batch of his regular acting ensemble: Winona Ryder, Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Atticus Shaffer, Charlie Tahan and Robert Capron.

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PRAY FOR JAPAN Trailer & Screening Information

I feel this is the least that I can do is help promote PRAY FOR JAPAN. Sometimes films like this get lost with all the other news out there.On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was destroyed by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami that followed. PRAY FOR JAPAN takes place in the devastated region of Ishinomaki, Miyagi – the largest coastal city in Tohoku with a population of over 160,000 people. Filmmaker Stu Levy – an American living in Japan – filmed the tsunami aftermath during his trips to Tohoku as a volunteer and over a period of 6 weeks, captured over 50 hours of footage.

I am half Japanese and I was raised in Japan most of my life and still have family living there. Thanks god for them they were nowhere near the areas that we affected.

I know this movie doesn't star some superheroes, well actually it does the people that were affected by the devastation and overcame it are the real Heroes.

If there is a theater near you showing this film, please g…

THE HUNGER GAMES Tickets On Sale And More Exciting News For Fans

THE HUNGER GAMES MOVIE TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Free Song Download From The Hunger Games Soundtrack With Ticket Purchase and additional Fan Opportunities Also Revealed.

Lionsgate will release THE HUNGER GAMES on March 23, 2012

Today marks an exciting milestone in the lead up to the release of THE HUNGER GAMES: Movie tickets are now available for purchase online http://www.thehungergamesmovie.com/index2.html.

Meet The Cast Of The Hunger Games If Your Game-

Additionally, all fans who purchase tickets online will receive a unique code to redeem in the iTunes store for a free download of a select track from the upcoming album "THE HUNGER GAMES”: Songs From District 12 And Beyond.” The track is “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder” by The Secret Sisters, a hauntingly beautiful duet by the real-life sisters that was written especially for the film’s companion album. More information about the companion album and its full track list is available here

Lionsgate has also confirmed that 400 lucky fans w…

Official Poster For BERNIE Starring Jack Black & Matthew McConaughey

Thanks to EW we were able to get our hands on the poster for BERNIE. The film stars Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine.

In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.

THE RAID: REDEMPTION Trailer

We have the official trailer for the film THE RAID: REDEMPTION. Not sure why they added the REDEMPTION part, but who cares.

THE RAID: REDEMPTION is an Indonesian martial arts action film directed by Welsh Director Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais. The film showcases Indonesian traditional martial art Pencak Silat in their choreography. The fight choreographers of The Raid are Iko Uwais and Yayan Ruhian who also worked together with Iko and Gareth in Merantau.


Sony Pictures Classic is releasing the film domestically on March 23rd, 2012. Make sure to see it, as any good film it's getting a remake from Screen Gems.

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Deep in the heart of Jakarta’s slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world’s most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the run-down apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is ta…

Trailer For COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE Is Here

If you ever wondered what you could expect from Comic-Con. We have the film for you, COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE, directed by Morgan Spurlock, produced by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon.

The trailer will give you a little glimpse into the phenomenon called Comic-Con.

"We look forward to capturing the spirit, energy and people that Comic-Con has infused into legions of fans, bringing these audiences and projects out of the halls and onto a world stage."
Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego. What started as a fringe comic book convention for 500 fans has grown into the pop culture event of the year that influences every form of entertainment, now attended by over 140,000 strong. “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” – a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as they descend upon the ultimate geek mecca a…

DETENTION Trailer & AMC Theaters Exclusive Release

We got our hands on the trailer for the film DETENTION directed by Joseph Kahn (make sure to follow him on Twitter. He is a great follow)and starring Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Aaron David Johnson, and Dane Cook.


The film will open exclusively in ten AMC Theaters before moving on to other cities across the country.


Detention is a teen horror-comedy where the local students of Grizzly Lake must survive their final year of high school. Standing in their way is a slasher movie killer who has seemingly come to life. It becomes a race against time to stop the killer and save the world - if only they can get out of detention. The Detention cuts through prom. Most of them don't have dates anyway. Directed by Joseph Kahn. Written by Joseph Kahn and Mark Palermo.



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