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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Awesome PROMETHEUS TV Spot Is Alive

Today we deliver another new TV spot for PROMETHEUS. Movie is looking better and better.We get some new footage in this TV spot also, so enjoy.


Prometheus Trailer-


The films stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Sean Harris, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall, Logan Marshall-Green, Patrick Wilson and Guy Pearce.



“Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life’s ultimate mystery.”

PROMETHEUS opens June 8th, 2012

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The Hunger Games On Top Of The Game

The Lionsgate movie is on course for a record-breaking $140 million to $150 million debut.

Gary Ross' The Hunger Games grossed a massive $68.3 million at the Friday box office -- the best opening day ever for a nonsequel and the fifth highest of all time.

Lionsgate's big screen adaptation of Suzanne Collins' bestselling young adult novel -- starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth -- is headed for a record-breaking $140 million to $150 million debut, giving Lionsgate its first tentpole franchise.

Friday's performance, which included $19.7 million in Thursday midnight runs, put Hunger Games in the same territory as the Harry Potter and Twilight film series. The final Harry Potter pic holds the record for best opening day gross ($91.1 million), followed by The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($72.7 million), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 ($71.6 million), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse ($68.5 million) and now Hunger Games.

THE HUNGER GAMES Movie Review-

Hunger Games drew an A CinemaScore overall on Friday night, with those under the age of 25 giving it a glowing A+ and those over the age of 25 an A-.

Part of the movie's strength is that it is appealing to males as well as females, unlike the femme-heavy Twilight franchise, another blockbuster film property based on a young adult book series. Males made up 39 percent of Hunger Games' Friday night audience, while females made 61 percent. It also is playing evenly in terms of age, another boost.

Hunger Games has a strong shot at cracking the top five list of all time-best openings at the domestic box office. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 currently ranks at No. 5 with a $138.1 million debut
And Hunger Games is certain to post the best opening ever for a non-sequel, as well as the best March opener of all time (Alice in Wonderland is the current record-holder with $116 million).

Hunger Games, produced by Nina Jacobson, is generating big numbers for IMAX theaters, which turned in $1.3 million in Thursday midnight grosses, the best showing for a non-sequel.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Robert Pattinson Goes Crazy COSMOPOLIS Trailer

WOW! Was not expecting to see this side of Robert Pattinson. In this teaser trailer for COSMOPOLIS. We get to see a crazy side of Robert Pattinson. He ain't no little vampire in this film.

COSMOPOLIS starring Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Durand, Jay Baruchel, and Sarah Gadon. Based on Don DeLillo‘s novel, the story is about “a financial wiz kid who puts his life in danger by betting his entire fortune against the yen on a tumultous day”. Baruchel plays the shy guy who founded the company, he’s the trader’s conscience. Durand plays Pattinson’s chief security officer…



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THE FP Movie Review By: RAMA

THE FP Movie review
By: RAMA

Did RAMA put on his dancing shoes after watching the film? Make sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.


Yo, clamchowders! Can you dig it?! THE FP got me laughing so hard, I thought I was going to die fo shizzle, this is an instant cult classic, it may hit theaters nationwide but I guarantee it will be fans’ favorite for years to come.


Gather round, suckas! Because THE FP is hilarious, outrageous, all the geous you can think of… yo!..


In a dystopian future, arelentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park (‘The FP’) in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game “Beat-Beat Revelation.” After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless battle for revenge that can only leave one man dancing. From the producers of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and featuring narration by James Remar (THE WARRIORS), THE FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphantmontages and neon street wear that Moviefone calls “a rare ready-made cult hit.”

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I think the part that stands out the most about this R-rated comedy is the concept itself, the fact that somebody, in this case two filmmmaking brothers, cooked this up, is just brilliant. Who would’ve thought that in our lifetime there’d be a comedy that’s all about beat beat revolution, It’s about freakin’ time, right?!


Second most memorable part are the costumes, think if mad max post apocalyptic look marries The Warrior‘s look and had an affair with Michael Jackson’s jacket from the music video ‘Beat It’!
The third part that stands out is the street language used in this film. These are people who aren’t gangsta, acting like they’re gangsta and you know that never stops being funny.

The story structure is very familiar, a man whose best bud falls in a tournament, he then vows to never enter that world again, so the film kinda parodies those cheesy ’80s action films like Commando.. even the music sounds retro at times. The dialogues are over the top and you know the actors try hard to dramatize every line and sequence just to get laughs and it works.
THE FP’s humor banks on the film’s silly and bizarre approach, everything you deem normal goes out the window, so if that’s not your cup of tea, if you’re not open to things that you don’t expect comin’ a mile away, then go watch something else, clamchowders!

GRADE: 4 out of 5

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CABIN IN THE WOODS Giveaway & New Clip

In THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a game of Truth Or Dare is anything but typical. If you think you know this story, think again. See the first clip from Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's upcoming horror film on MTV now.


THE CABIN IN THE WOODS opens in theaters everywhere Friday April 13th, 2012.


Starting today, MTV is also offering fans the chance to win the ultimate spring getaway HERE:

Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.


If you think you know this story, think again. From fan favorites Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard comes THE CABIN IN THE WOODS, a mind blowing horror film that turns the genre inside out.


Produced by Whedon and directed by Goddard from a script by both, the film stars Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford.


Lionsgate presents a Mutant Enemy production.

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Offical Website: http://www.discoverthecabininthewoods.com
Official Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/TheCabininTheWoods
Official Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/#!/lionsgatehorror

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Jennifer Lawrence In HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET First Look

Relativity Media is pleased to announce that the exclusive first look of Jennifer Lawrence in their upcoming film HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET is now live on EW.

HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET opens in theaters nationwide on September 21st, 2012.

Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Oscar®-nominee Elisabeth Shue; Leaving Las Vegas, Piranha 3D) and her daughter Elissa (Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence; X-Men: First Class, Winter’s Bone) find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared - leaving only a brother, Ryan (Max Thieriot, My Soul to Take), as the sole survivor. Against Sarah's wishes, Elissa begins a relationship with the reclusive Ryan - and the closer they get, the deeper they're all pulled into a mystery more dangerous than they ever imagined.



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Behind The Scenes Featurette From COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE

Today we got our hands on a behind the scenes featurette from Morgan Spurlock's new documentary COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE.

The film comes out April 5th in LA, April 6th on VOD, and April 13th in New York.

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 FANS HOPE - a film by Morgan Spurlock explores this amazing cultural phenomenon by following the lives of five attendees as the descend upon theultimate geek mecca at San Diego Comic-Con 2010:

* Eric, an aspiring illustrator, is hoping to impress publishers and land a job;

* Holly, a costume and creature designer, hopes her creations will win the big prize;

* Chuck, a long-time comic book dealer, is looking for a big sale to pay off his debts;

* Skip, longtime amateur illustrator wants to be discovered at this year's event;

* James, a young fan, hopes his girlfriend will accept a dramatic proposal.

One on one interviews with Comic-Con Veterans who have turned their passions into professions include Stan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Kevin Smith, Matt Groening, Seth Rogen, Eli Roth and others are shared throughout the film along with up close and up front coverage of all the panels, parades, photos, costumes, crowds and camaraderie that make up one of the largest fan gatherings in the U.S.

Presented by Stan Lee and Joss Whedon, COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FANS HOPE is directed by Morgan Spurlock; produced by Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, MatthewGalkin, Harry Knowles and Thomas Tull; and written by Spurlock and Chilnick.

Release Date: April 5th, 2012 - Theatrical in LA
April 6th, 2012 - VOD
April 13th, 2012- Theatrical in NY
Date TBD for DVD

Director: Morgan Spurlock

Featuring: Jessica Merizan, Holly Conrad and James Darling

Produced By: Jeremy Chilnick, Matthew Galkin, Harry Jay Knowles, Stan Lee, Morgan Spurlock, Thomas Tull and Joss Whedon

Run Time: 88 minutes

Rating: PG-13 for some sex and drug references, language and brief horror images

Distributor: Wrekin Hill Entertainment

Website - http://comicconmovie.com/
Fan page - https://www.facebook.com/comicconmovie
Twitter - https://twitter.com/#!/comicconmovie
Youtube channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/ComicConDoc


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GET THE GRINGO Trailer

GET THE GRINGO, an Icon Production described by ‘Aint it Cool News’ as “Cold, Hard & Brilliantly Badass”, is an explosive action filmed infused with dark comedy directed by Adrian Grunberg from a screenplay he co-wrote with Mel Gibson and produced by Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey and Stacy Perskie. Filmed in Mexico, the multi-lingual film also stars Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Jesus Ochoa, Roberto Sosa, Dolores Heredia, Kevin Hernandez, Fernando Becerril, Mayra Serbullo, Mario Zaragoza, Gerardo Taracena, Tenoch Huerta and Peter Gerety.


During a high-speed car chase with the US Border Patrol and a bleeding body in his back seat, Driver (Mel Gibson) violently crashes his car into the border wall as he tries to outrun them. Driver survives the crash only to land inside a hard-core Mexican prison where he enters the strange and dangerous world of “El Pueblito.” He finds unlikely guidance from a 10-year-old kid who shows him the ropes.



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American Reunion - Featurette Get To Know Them Again

We got our hands on a new American Reunion - Featurette "Meet The Class Of 1999"


Do you remember where and what you were doing when the original American Pie came out? I was living and working in Santa Barbara. Thinking to myself what the hell is this movie about, but once i saw the film it became a classic.


American Pie: Reunion will be out on April 6 next year with Seann William Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eugene Levy and Eddie Kaye Thomas


Be sure to check back, I will be hosting a screening for the film in the near future. And have an awesome prize pack to giveaway.




Actually, there’s not a lot here that’s truly offensive, aside from the concept of Jason Biggs’ Jim still being a chronic masturbator. Despite being seemingly happily married to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), Jim can’t resist the chance to thrash one out when she’s in the bath, but is caught – in more ways than one – when his son arrives in the room. There’s one more little beat after that, but we won’t spoil it for you.

Suffice to say, this is exactly what you’d expect from a new American Pie outing, and while it doesn’t exactly scream fresh and new, it is at least nice to see the old gang reunited, even if they’re not present here.

American Pie: Reunion (as it’s apparently called over here) will be out on April 6 next year with Seann William Scott, Natasha Lyonne, Mena Suvari, Shannon Elizabeth, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eugene Levy and Eddie Kaye Thomas all present and correct.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

THE PERFECT FAMILY Coming To Theaters

OPENING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT Films presents Kathleen Turner, Jason Ritter, Emily Deschanel and Richard Chamberlain in THE PERFECT FAMILY.


In THE PERFECT FAMILY, suburban mother and devout Catholic Eileen Cleary (Kathleen Turner) has always kept up appearances. When she runs for the Catholic Woman of the Year title at her local parish-an award she has coveted for years-her final test is introducing her family to the board for the seal of approval. Now she must finally face the nonconformist family she has been glossing over for years. Her gay daughter, Shannon (Emily Deschanel), a successful lawyer, is about to marry her life partner Angela (Angelique Cabral). Her unhappily married son Frank Jr. (Jason Ritter) is cheating on his wife with the local manicurist. And Eileen's own marriage to a recovered alcoholic is pulling at the seams.


This heartfelt dysfunctional family comedy boasts a memorable performance from Academy Award nominee Turner as the conflicted and comical matriarch, alongside a bright ensemble cast including Richard Chamberlain and Michael McGrady. Newcomer director Anne Renton keeps the pacing taut and crafts an honest, modern family tale. Writers Claire V. Riley and Paula Goldberg infuse just the right amount of seriousness and levity into their script, reminding us that family is never truly perfect. The film celebrated its world premiere at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.


OPENS IN NEW YORK ON MAY 4TH AND MAY 11TH IN LOS ANGELES WITH A NATIONAL ROLLOUT TO FOLLOW.



Directed By: Anne Renton
Written By: Paula Goldberg and Claire V. Riley
Starring: Kathleen Turner, Jason Ritter, Emily Deschanel and Richard Chamberlain
Studio: Variance Films
Release Date: May 2012
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Theatrical Playdates: New York at the AMC Empire and in Los Angeles at Laemmle Monica 4, Amc Burbank Town Center 8, Laemmle Playhouse 7 (Pasadena) and Laemmle Town Center 5 (Encino)

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MIRROR MIRROR Featurette- Meet The Seven Dwarves

On behalf of Relativity Media, we are pleased to present a sneak peek of the Seven Dwarves in the upcoming film MIRROR MIRROR. A new twist to the classic Snow White fairy tale, MIRROR MIRROR is a family film enjoyable for children and adults of all ages alike. The featurette includes new footage from the film and the seven actors discussing their roles as the rebel "bandits" training Snow White to face the Evil Queen and reclaim her kingdom. Starring as the courageous heroes are Jordan Prentice, Mark Povinelli, Joe Gnoffo, Danny Woodburn, Sebastian Saraceno, Martin Klebba, and Ronald Lee Clark.


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One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarves join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.


MIRROR MIRROR
Release: March 30, 2012
Director: Tarsem Singh
Writers: Melisa Wallack, Jason Keller
Cast:
Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner, Robert Emms, Sean Bean
Producers:
Ryan Kavanaugh, Bernie Goldmann, Brett Ratner
Executive Producers:
Tucker Tooley, Jeff Waxman, Kevin Misher, Jamie Marshall, Tommy Turtle, Josh Pate, Robbie Brenner, Jason Colbeck, John Cheng

One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarves join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the Prince, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen.

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Take A Tour Of The Captiol From The Hunger Games

Take an exclusive virtual tour of The Captiol now at TheCapitolTour.PN to explore never-before-seen areas and characters, created in partnership with Gary Ross! The Captiol Tour is a personalized extension of the film and book that will provide a new world for Hunger Games fans to explore. Lionsgate worked with Microsoft to create the Capitol Tour, which is optimized for Internet Explorer 9.


Enter the Capitol by train, just like Katniss and Peeta, to begin your tour at the Welcome Center. Get a firsthand glimpse of the Capitol couture and learn more about your favorite characters. Consult The Guide to help you get around and learn more about the tributes of the 74th Annual Hunger Games. Access the Control Room for a behind the scenes look at the games, where the events are plotted out by the infamous gamemakers. You can even get an exclusive, never-before-seen scene from the Reaping by typing IVOLUNTEER in the Control Room!


Check out a list of the Top 9 Fun Features below and be sure to visit www.TheCapitolTour.PN to see it for yourself.


The Top 9 (for IE9) Fun Fan Features of the Capitol Tour

Enter the Capitol the way Katniss and Peeta do – with the train! You may recognize that exact scene from the trailer – many of the places you’ll experience on the Capitol Tour are pulled directly from the movie, giving you early access to the land of Panem before the 23rd.

The tour begins at the Welcome Center, where you can get a firsthand glimpse of the Capitol couture you’ve read so much about. Look for tiny touches that bring Panem to life – a dress sparkle here, a dog tail wag there. The more time you spend on the site, the more you’ll see the movement of the city – including the airships in the background!

And there’s Effie! Hover over your favorite characters to learn more about them – you’ll find them all over the site; even Katniss and Peeta show up! In addition, if you’ve registered through Facebook like the Capitol asked, you’ll recognize a few other familiar faces – you’ll see as your friends arrive at the train station to prepare for the Hunger Games, and they’ll join you in each location as you visit Panem – you can even monitor their vitals from the Control Room. With this seamless interaction between the site and Facebook, fans can feel truly part of the Capitol.

All the Hunger Games content you need is in one place: The Guide. Here you can look at posters and images from the movie, watch the trailers, and learn more information about each District’s Tribute. It’s also your one-stop shop for getting around the different tour locations.

At the Avenue of the Tributes, you can hover over the crowd to find more details about what the Capitol fans of the Hunger Games are wearing as they wait for the Girl on Fire to arrive. Hover up to the stars for a hidden IE logo!

Also at the Avenue of the Tributes, you can hear the official address from President Snow – the first time fans will get to hear his full speech to the tributes from each District.

Click back through the Guide to the Control Room, and see a scene that’s central to the movie – this is where the gamemakers plot out each Hunger Games – from fireballs to muttations. Scroll to the left and you’ll see they’re eagerly counting down for the 23rd - get the minute by minute countdown for the movie’s release!
Here you can also see the arena – when it’s in the center, you can drag it around to see it from all angles, just like Seneca Crane sees.

If you volunteer – by typing “IVOLUNTEER” – in the control room, you’ll find an exclusive, never-before-seen scene from the Reaping!

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THE MUPPETS Blu-Ray Review By: Matt

THE MUPPETS Blu-Ray Review
By: Matt

The Muppets' release to Blu-ray is felt puppet heaven!


First off, allow me to admit that I love the Muppets. This goes back to my earliest memories of Sesame Street, to The Muppet Show and Muppets Tonight. It’s this thing I have about insanely funny puppets and the ways they take the seemingly ordinary (staircases, for example) and turn it into something completely classic (“Upstairs, Downstairs”) which makes them so memorable. But the real joy was watching a crusty old man like my father watching the Muppets; his reaction made me realize that these guys knew what they were doing. Fast forward to 2004, when Disney bought the rights to the franchise (minus those Sesame Street characters that weren’t owned exclusively by creator Jim Henson). And while the result was a few funny telefilms (A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie), the final product always left us salivating for something on the big screen. We got our wish last year when The Muppets was released in theaters to both box office success and critical acclaim. Now that this film has been released to home video, we can once again celebrate all that is good, decent, and right with the world. Our overly negative, Big-Brother-trust-no-one time certainly needs it.


The Movie – 4.5/5

This film is brilliant in both its simplicity to entertain and the absolute command of human emotion which these non-CGI characters exist. Whether it’s the newcomer Walter (puppeteer Peter Linz), who idolizes Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang, or those Muppets voiced by new talents, it’s their innate ability to express human emotions with such dead-on accuracy. That takes real talent, and this Muppet world certainly celebrates that through the simplest means: song and humor. Another amazingly simplistic strategy is to assume the Muppet world and people co-exist happily; so when Walter’s brother Gary (Jason Segal, I Love You Man) announces that they and Gary’s girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams, The Fighter) are going to Los Angeles to meet the Muppets, the trio naturally breaks out into song. To their shock, they learn that the Muppets are long since broken up and scattered to the winds. But Walter’s youthful exuberance is not to be derailed, even when he learns that the evil businessman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper, Seabuscuit) plans to destroy the dilapidated studio and take over the Muppet name. Walter convinces Kermit to perform a type of Blues Brothers séance to bring the gang back together. One by one, Kermit rescues Fozzie from a Reno nightclub, The Electric Mayhem Band from the subways, and Gonzo from the doldrums of running his own toilet/plumbing business. It’s really Kermit’s compassion and Walter’s unflinching respect for his childhood heroes which brings each one back. The funniest of these recruitments occurs when Kermit and the gang drive to Paris to convince Miss Piggy (utilizing the classic Muppet method of converting real miles into map miles for a quicker trip); but it’s also a bittersweet one in that Kermit and Piggy have a long history that’s recently hit the skids. We shouldn’t feel bad for felt creatures, but when Piggy rejects the offer we genuinely feel bad for our friends’ chances.


As Kermit reassembles the team and prepares for a hastily-arranged telethon, we are treated to another terrific part of any successful Muppet movie: cameos. Like Gonzo’s hen groupies, there are as many as the Muppets themselves, with appearances from Emily Blunt, Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopie Goldberg, and (my favorite) Jim Parsons. Even after all this time, it’s clear that the parade of actors who lined up for their few moments of screen time really love their Muppets. Director James Bobbin (Flight of the Conchords) knows his Muppet lore, as well as the one thing which makes the thing work: let them be dorky, goofy, and even a little unsophisticated (Fozzie’s fart shoes crack me up every time). The Muppets’ constant awareness that they are in fact in a movie starring themselves, allowing the audience to enjoy that fact with them, is immensely entertaining. And even though the film isn’t perfect (Uncle Deadly’s Muppet was not appealing at all, the lack of Johnny Fiama/Sal and Andy/Randy Pig, and the disappointingly small part for Pepe) we don’t necessarily need them to enjoy ourselves during the film. Bobbins and Segal have done nothing short of reviving a franchise through all the Muppet means mixed with perfect nostalgia, culminating in an Oscar win for Best Song (“Man or Muppet”), and welcoming a whole new generation to Muppet mayhem. Mission accomplished!


The Video – 5/5

The Muppets are presented in a glorious 1080p/MPEG-4 AVC transfer, which expresses every detail of felt and every piece of wiry fur, without giving up the subtle details of the human actors. Gary's and Walter's clothing, along with set pieces are clear and detailed, while giving shadows and blacks plenty of room to play. I noticed zero edge enhancements or haloing, and color saturation is terrific. I've always wanted to see Muppets use their legs, so whether CGI or other human tricks were used in pulling off those scenes are not exposed at all by the absolute clarity of the transfer. This is one of my favorite transfers of 2012, with nothing lost from the theatrical copy.


The Audio – 5/5

It's clear that Disney placed a high production value on The Muppets, a fact which is further displayed in a stunning DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 surround track. Dialogue and musical numbers don't require remote control adjustments, with both sounding absolutely terrific. The surround track wraps the listener in a variety of Muppet sound effects, car cabin radio interludes, explosions, and kidnappings (one of my favorite scenes). I loved the LFE, which powerful and solid, which certainly plays the music and lights the lights.


Supplements – 4/5

Some will comment about the seemingly boring supplements, but I offer a different view. Granted, the audio commentary wasn’t memorable, but these comments tend to be hit and miss. It's not an excuse, but I'm willing to look the other way, provided all the other quality additions to this set. They are all high quality (including the very funny motion menus), and really demonstrate Disney’s total commitment to the Muppets, with all features in HD:

· Filmmakers Audio Commentary

· Scratching the Surface: A Hasty Examination of the Making of Muppets (HD, 16 minutes): This mockumentary about the film is a great example of Muppets tomfoolery. No real production details are released here, but it's hilarious how well the Muppets mocjk even themselves. It's an instant classic.

· Deleted Scenes (HD, 10 minutes): Eight deleted scenes are available -- "Walter's Nightmare," "Life's A Happy Song Missing Verse," "A Hero in Hollywood," "Credit Card Club," "Muppets in Jail," "Bowling for Beaker," "The Strip Mall Awards" and "The Complete Muppet Telethon Opening & More." While they were fun to watch, it's understandable why none of these made it into the final cut.

· Explaining Evil: The Full Tex Richman Song (HD, 3 minutes): Cooper’s rapping scene was a nice surprse, as we’re so used to seeing his dramatic side. Even though some bashed his performance, I thought this longer version of Cooper’s rap scene was enjoyable.

· The Longest Blooper Reel Ever. At Least In Muppet History... We Think (HD, 9 minutes): It's uncanny how the Muppets can exist in two worlds – that of their completely fabricated existence, and of the real world. This blooper reel is enjoyable from this perspective, as the Muppets act within themselves, missing lines, getting hair out of place, and generally carrying on as if they were flesh and blood creatures.

· A Little Screen Test on the Way to the Read-Through (HD, 3 minutes): A fun little short with Kermit, Fozzie, Walter and Segal as they make their way to a read-through of the film's script.

· Theatrical Spoof Trailers (HD, 9 minutes): Another epic piece to the movie campaign was the release of several wonderful spoof trailers. These created a terrific pre-release buzz, solidifed any early concerns fans had about quality control, and ensured a solid opening week. Trailers include "Rise of the Muppets," "Never" "Green with Envy," "The Fuzzy Pack," "Being Green," "The Piggy with the Froggy Tattoo" and "Green with Envy, the Spoof Spoof Trailer."

· Full-Length Original Soundtrack: If you purchase 'The Wocka Wocka Pack,' you are treated to a code to download the film's full soundtrack. While the lack of an actual disc is disappointing, the music is straight-up legit. If you want this one, be careful as some versions do not include this offer.

· Various exclusive packaging, including the Best Buy Exclusive Lunchbox, Target Wocka Wocka Pack with 6-episode sampler of The Muppet Show, and Walmart Finger Puppets: I love that Disney made so many versions of the film available. My suggestion is to purchase the Best Buy Lunchbox and all the discounts associated with it. To see more information about the offer, please visit this link.

The Bottom Line – 4.5/5

As a line from one of the spoof trailer reads, 'The Fuzzy Pack is Backy-Back!' This is a solid home video release, complete with hilarious supplements and a wide variety of purchase options. With my favorite video and audio transfers of 2012, The Muppets is a first-day purchase to be sure. Friends, revel in the glory that is The Muppets, and remember a time of rainbow connections, Mahna Mahmas, and King Prawns.


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THE GRAPES OF WRATH & ZORBA THE GREEK Coming To Blu-Ray

TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT BRINGS TWO ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING FILMS TO BLU-RAY

Re-experience These Classic Tales of Life and Learning In High-Definition June 5, 2012

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment today announced the Blu-ray debut of two critically acclaimed and classic films from its catalog, THE GRAPES OF WRATH and ZORBA THE GREEK. Featuring unforgettable Oscar-nominated performances by Henry Fonda and Anthony Quinn, these stunning masterpieces are a must-have for any film-lover’s library.

Cinefiles and collectors can pre-order THE GRAPES OF WRATH and ZORBA THE GREEK exclusively through Screen Archives (www.screenarchives.com) to receive the Blu-ray in advance on April 3. The films will also be available on Blu-ray at retailers nationwide June 5.

THE GRAPES OF WRATH
Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel “The Grapes of Wrath” by author John Steinbeck, the eponymous film is directed by four-time Academy Award winner John Ford and stars Henry Fonda, John Carradine, and Jane Darwell. The film won two Academy Awards including Best Director (John Ford) and Best Actress (Jane Darwell). THE GRAPES OF WRATH was nominated for seven Academy Awards total including Best Picture and Best Actor (Henry Fonda).

Following a prison term he served for manslaughter, Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) returns to find his family homestead overwhelmed by weather and the greed of the banking industry. With little work potential on the horizon of the Oklahoma dust bowls, the entire family packs up and heads for the promised land - California. But the arduous trip and harsh living conditions they encounter offer little hope, and family unity proves as daunting a challenge as any other they face.

ZORBA THE GREEK
Starring Academy Award Winner Anthony Quinn (Lawrence of Arabia, Viva Zapata!, and Lust for Life) and Academy Award Winner Lila Kedrova (The Kremlin Letter), ZORBA THE GREEK is the winner of three Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Lila Kedrova), Best Cinematography, and Best Art Direction. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards in all, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

On the Greek isle of Crete, Basil (Alan Bates), a shy inhibited writer from England is befriended by Zorba (Anthony Quinn) a boisterous peasant with an astonishing love for life. When Zorba agrees to work at Basil's abandoned mine, it is the beginning of a lesson for the young man as he gradually moves from an observer of the world to a participant. This acclaimed classic co-stars Irene Paps and Lila Kedrova in an Oscar winning performance.

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.

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THE GRAPES OF WRATH Blu-ray: (Catalog #2277316 U.S.)
Street Date: June 05, 2012
Prebook Date: May 09, 2012
Screen Format: Full Frame 1.33:1
Audio: English 1.0 Mono DTS-HD-MA
French 1.0 Mono DTS-HD-MA
Spanish 1.0 Mono DD
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
U.S. Rating: NR
Total Run Time: 01:29:00
Closed Captioned: Yes

ZORBA THE GREEK Blu-ray: (Catalog #2277500 U.S.)
Street Date: June 05, 2012
Prebook Date: May 09, 2012
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.66:1
Audio: English 1.0 Mono DTS-HD-MA
French 1.0 Mono DD
Spanish 1.0 Mono DD
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
U.S. Rating: NR
Total Run Time: 01:42:00
Closed Captioned: Yes

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THE HUNGER GAMES: GIRL ON FIRE Free App

DEFEND KATNISS AGAINST THE CAPITOL! From the award-winning creators of indie game sensation CANABALT comes the official FREE game, THE HUNGER GAMES: GIRL ON FIRE.

Download the game now for iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch at www.bit.ly/PlayHungerGames!


Play as KATNISS EVERDEEN, the young heroine from District 12, whose sharp instincts are matched only by her even sharper bow-and-arrow shot! Help her find her way back home, while taking down the tracker jackers with your trusty bow and arrow — but be careful once you get to District 12... The Capitol's hovercrafts may come looking for you!

Currently #26 on the iTunes App Store and #17 in Games (the largest and most competitive category) THE HUNGER GAMES: GIRL ON FIRE also has 4.5 out of 5 stars so be sure to download it now!

Be sure to check out THE HUNGER GAMES in theaters tonight at midnight!

May the odds be ever in your favor,

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Teaser Trailer For THE HOST

The first trailer for THE HOST, the highly anticipated film based on the best-selling novel by TWILIGHT author Stephenie Meyer, is now on Yahoo! Movies!

THE HOST is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.

Directed by Andrew Niccol (GATTACA, IN TIME), THE HOST stars Saoirse Ronan (HANNA, THE LOVELY BONES, ATONEMENT), Max Irons (RED RIDING HOOD), Jake Abel (I AM NUMBER FOUR, PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS), Diane Kruger (INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, UNKNOWN), William Hurt (INTO THE WILD, THE INCREDIBLE HULK) and Frances Fisher
(TITANIC).

 THE HOST will be in theaters everywhere March 29, 2013.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

We Have Your Access To See MIRROR MIRROR In Sacramento

We have your access to see MIRROR MIRROR. Relativity Media has provide me with Exclusive passes for the fans to get access to the screening in Sacramento,Ca.


Please Bring your ID's to the screening


MIRROR MIRROR is an upcoming comedy fantasy film based on ‘’Snow White’’ by the Brothers Grimm. It is directed by Tarsem Singh and stars Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, and Sean Bean.


A wicked enchantress (Julia Roberts) schemes and scrambles for control of a spirited orphan's (Lily Collins) throne and the attention of a charming prince (Armie Hammer). When Snow White's beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravenous man-eating beast hungrily awaits. Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers (the seven dwarves), Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen.


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The screening will take place on March 28 at 7:00 PM at a Sacramento Area Theater.





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All you have to do is go to this site and enter the code below.

Log on to gofobo.com and enter the code to download & print passes to see MIRROR MIRROR.

Gofobo Code: SANDB3SQ

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATRE 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 theatre and you consent to physical search of 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. Nothing contained in this notice shall limit the available remedies Universal Pictures may
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 mobile phones with photo or video capture capabilities

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