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Arbitrage Review. You Will Be Surprised

Arbitrage Review By: MattInRC

Arbitrage is a thriller that ignores convention with an ending that might surprise you in its arrogance.


On the surface, hedge fund Robert Miller (Richard Gere, The Double) appears to have it all. He's the king of finance, having been richly rewarded for his investment schemes and the center of attention during a CNBC interview; and, he is a happily-married father, celebrating his 60th birthday surrounded by wife Ellen (Susan Sarandon, Thelma and Louise) and daughter Brooke (Brit Marling, Another Earth) . But, hidden underneath that thick facade are some painful realities: he's desperate to sell the company before both his clients and the FTC realize that he's lost millions of dollars, and even his marriage is a sham, furthered by his ongoing affair with a struggling French artist (newcomer Laetitia Casta) whom he supports. When Miller and girlfriend are involved in a fatal car accident, he calls an unlikely source, the son of his former driv…

LINCOLN Trailer Is Mind Blowing

We have the first trailer for LINCOLN, Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

During President Lincoln’s tumultuous final months in office, he pursues a course of action to end the Civil War, unite the country and abolish slavery.

The film also stars Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook and Tommy Lee Jones.



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Win A Copy INDIANA JONES: The Complete Adventures

All four films in the epic and award-winning Indiana Jones franchise will be available together in high definition when INDIANA JONES: The Complete Adventures debuts on Blu-ray on Tuesday, September 18th!

And SandwichJohnFilms will be giving away 5 copies to some of our lucky readers.

In June of 1981 director Steven Spielberg and executive producer George Lucas introduced the world to Indiana Jones when the unforgettable Raiders of the Lost Ark debuted in theaters. Exploding to instant acclaim, the film has now been carefully restored, alongside remastered versions of the archaeologist’s other thrilling adventures—Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Prepare for excitement, adventure and snakes—why did it have to be snakes?—all with pristine picture and sound when INDIANA JONES: The Complete Adventures debuts on Blu-ray September 18, 2012 from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Paramount Home Media Distributio…

Pacific Rim Gets 3D Conversion Against Directors Choice

While its action-heavy giant robots-battle-massive-monsters scale might have seemed perfect for 3D (despite the drawbacks of the format), Guillermo del Toro has been on record as preferring not to give Pacific Rim the stereographic treatment. Well, it would appear that Warners has other ideas and is already post-converting the movie.


The film was shot in 2D and will have to go through the usual process, which, with del Toro overseeing things, should hopefully not end up in a Clash Of The Titans murk-fest situation. The release date is currently still set for next July, so that should leave enough time to do a proper job.

Pacific Rim finds Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and Charlie Day as the humans engaged in a battle against invading alien beasties. They’re called upon to pilot a huge human defence ‘bot – a Jaeger- to stop the marauding nasties from wiping us all out.

Del Toro showed a small fragment of the movie off to impressive effect at this year’s Comic-Con, but we’ll have to wait a…

300 Prequel Gets It's Name Straight

Formerly known by the working title of 300: The Battle of Artemisia, the film will now be called 300: Rise Of An Empire, the studio said today. The Legendary Pictures film is scheduled to come out on August 2, 2013.

Similar to 2006’s Zack Snyder-directed 300, the prequel is based on a Frank Miller graphic novel on Greek legend. Noam Murro is directing Rise Of An Empire. Rodrigo Santoro resumes his role from the first 300 as the Persian king Xerxes. Sullivan Stapleton plays the Athenian general Themistocles.

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Transformers 4 Logo & Update

Transformers fansite TFW2005.com recently attended the UBS Best Of Americas 2012 Conference, where Hasbro president Brian Goldner talked about the company's plans for the future – including Transformers 4 and Stretch Armstrong.

The key point taken from his otherwise toy-centric speech is that fans can expect brand new robot characters in the next film, if only because sales of the plastic children distracters for the third film were somewhat disappointing.

"Transformers: Dark Of The Moon did well in box office," says Goldner. "Regarding toy sales... it’s because of same characters in all three movies. This is why Transformers 4 will have a new cast of [robot] characters and it will be a story revolving around these new characters."

Another key tidbit Goldner let slip was that Stretch Armstrong will have a movie as well as a TV series in 2014, but it was the chance to speculate about which new robots Transformers addicts can look forward to seeing smashing stuff…

Entourage Script Is Complete

The Entourage bad boys are almost back. Exactly one year ago, the HBO series ended its eighth and final season with soap opera schmaltz but also a Hollywood cliffhanger: agent Ari Gold as a newly minted studio mogul. That obviously set up the movie which Entourage creator Doug Ellin wanted to write one day. Well, I can now report that’s sooner rather than later: Ellin is on page 110 of his screenplay and “gonna finish by Sunday (I pray)”,  Ellin notes that no one wants to see the movie greenlighted by HBO more than the series’ WME packaging agent Ari Emanuel (the prototype for Gold) and executive producers Mark Wahlberg and Steven Levinson. Ellin says that Wahlberg keeps promising “to kill me if I don’t write faster. Every time I see him, Mark says, ‘I’ve made 5 movies this year. Get going!”

Ellin explains that he first needed time off after spending “10 years of my life” on the TV series that premiered on HBO in 2004. In the meantime, Ellin is under an overall deal at HBO and continu…

Heathers Is Coming To Bravo

Veronica Sawyer is coming to Bravo!

No, she’s not a Real Housewife just yet, but Bravo has announced that they want you to watch what happens as they delve into scripted television with a series based on the 1988 teen classic, Heathers. The show will take place in the present day, and will have Veronica (the Winona Ryder character from the film) move back to Sherwood with her teenage daughter. The daughter must deal with a new generation of high school drama in the form of the Plastics “Ashleys,” the daughters of the surviving Heathers.

The show is being executive produced by Mark Rizzo (The Man Date, Zip) and Jenny Bicks (The Big C, Men In Trees).

But that’s not all of Bravo’s scripted series news: The network is also development The Apartment, a drama about two siblings who “rent out [their late mother's] beautiful Upper West Side apartment to people who want a private space to have their own extra-marital affairs,” according to a press release.

Other shows include The Darlings,…

Universal Solider: The Day of Reckoning On Demand

Universal Solider: The Day of Reckoning stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski and Dolph Lundgren!

On Demand October 25th and In Theatres November 30th from Magnet Releasing

Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Andrei "The Pit Bull" Arlovski and Dolph Lundgren star in UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING, which ups the ante in the UNIVERSAL SOLDIER series, giving you more hard-hitting, bloody, no-holds-barred fighting action.



John (Adkins, The Expendables 2) wakes up from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were slaughtered in a brutal home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill the man responsible, Luc Deveraux (Van Damme). While John tries to piece his reality back together, things get more complicated when he is pursued by a relentless UniSol (Arlovski). As John gets closer to Deveraux and the rouge army of genetically enhanced warriors led by back-from-the-dead leader Andrew Scott (Lundgren), John dis…

BARRICADE AVAILABLE ON DVD SEPTEMBER 25TH

BARRICADE AVAILABLE ON DVD SEPTEMBER 25TH. The film was directed by ANDREW CURRIE and stars JODY THOMPSON, ERIC MCCORMACK, CONNER DWELLY AND RYAN GRANTHAM.

For seasoned actor Eric McCormack, the role of Terrance Shade was one of the most challenging of his career. Appearing in virtually every scene, it was both a physically and emotionally demanding role for McCormack. As a busy psychiatrist, Terrance is struggling to adjust to life as a widowed father whose main concern is the safety and well-being of his young children. The children, as well, must come to grips with having lost their principal caretaker, a fun-loving and devoted mother and, at the same time, get closer to a father they’ve never truly bonded with.

“One of the interesting things about Barricade,” notes director Andrew Currie, “is you are never really sure what’s real. What he’s seeing, at a certain point, he realizes is possibly not quite true. So, that becomes really exciting.”

A holiday in the mountains is an opp…

Wreck-It Ralph Trailer. Even Better Then The First

Everything we’ve seen so far from Wreck-It Ralph has us anticipating great things of Disney’s latest ‘toon. The latest trailer for the video game-set adventure is online courtesy of Yahoo and you can gain a power up by watching the footage above.


Wreck-It Ralph finds the titular character (voiced by John C Reilly) bored after decades of doing same job – smashing a building as his game’s villain – and be hated for simply doing what he was programmed to do.


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So he decides to hop into other games to try to become a hero. Among the worlds he visits are Hero’s Duty (which features Jane Lynch as a tough-assed sergeant) and candy-coated racing game Sugar Rush, where he meets a chatty “glitch” named Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman). Together, they learn that being an outcast is much easier if you’ve got a friend to share it with.

But there’s little time for schmaltzy bonding as Ralph has also brought something else with him, unbeknownst to our hero. …

Set Photos From THOR: THE DARK WORLD

comingsoon/superherohype got their hands on set images from THOR: THE DARK WORLD.


THOR: THE DARK WORLD (also known as Thor 2) is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2011's Thor and the eighth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alan Taylor is set to direct a screenplay by Don Payne and Robert Rodat with Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba and Rene Russo reprising their roles from the first film. THOR: THE DARK WORLD is scheduled to be released on November 8, 2013.

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Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Trailer

Following in the footsteps of Total Recall, Jaws and Lawrence Of Arabia's Blu-ray trailers comes this surprisingly not high definition teaser for Ridley Scott's sci-fi masterpiece, Blade Runner.

Forgoing the 1080p quality YouTubers are longing for, the WarnerBrosOnline account has instead gone for 480p, which may look a little blocky on larger screens.



If you're willing to forgive it that, this re-cut trailer sees some interesting editing and some unexpecting echoing ("More human than human is our motto... motto... motto...") that may well make your online ordering finger itching to buy the special 30th anniversary Blu-ray once it hits shelves on October 29 - even if there's no hint of the much-loved Vangelis score.

Then again, the original theatrical trailer isn't the best of its kind, clocking in at over three minutes and not really explaining anything about the film... at all.



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TITANIC BLU-RAY Review. One Of The Best Of The Year

TITANIC BLU-RAY Review By: MattInRC
The overrated Titanic delivers an impressive transfer with enough supplements to fill a cabin hold. But does it make the movie any better?

It's clear that one of the most debated films of our generation continues to be Titanic. Over-hyped and over-rewarded at both the box office and at the Oscars, the ultimate historical disaster film somehow snubbed more deserving films L.A. Confidential and Good Will Hunting. In fact, many might suggest that the Oscars themselves became lost at sea in 1997 by either honoring actors for previous work rather than for the current film in which they starred, or failing to understand the difference between a high-grossing film and good film. But it was Titanic which started it all, and its release this week onto Blu-ray will no doubt spawn new discussions along those same lines.

The Movie - 3.5/5
After winning a trip on the RMS Titanic during a card game, Jack Dawson (Leonardo DiCaprio, Shutter Island) meets the …

Fast Six Set Pictures. Threes A Crowd

When the colossally entertaining Fast Five ram-raided our cinemas and made off with $620m, some pick 'n' mix and half a box of nachos, it was only a matter of time before studio bosses revved up the franchise for a sixth outing. Fast Six is now well under way and looking like delivering all the thrills, spills and weaponised pectorals you could possibly hope for.


It's still early days but Vin Diesel's Facebook page - 2000 per cent more macho than ours - features a couple of new snaps from the movie. One features the original trio Dominic Toretto (Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) in the kind of face-off than usually ends in cities being abandoned.

Fast Six is scheduled for US release on May 24, 2013.

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Fatal Fables: SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN

A Breathtaking New Vision Turns a Legendary Tale Into a Visually Stunning, Epic action-Adventure Featuring All Star Cast Charlize Theron, Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth.

SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN: EXTENDED EDITION Featuring An extended Edition Not Seen in theaters, Blu-Ray ™ Combo Pack including UltraViolet ™, DVD & Digital Copy

Available to own on September 11, 2012

“A stunning and epic cinematic odyssey that will blow you away!” -Jake Hamilton, FOX-TV

Fatal Fables: Beware the 7 Deadliest Mistakes Made in Fairy Tales – Featuring Snow White and the Huntsman!


Venture into a land of action fantasy, heroic battle scenes and visual wonder in Snow White and the Huntsman Extended Edition, coming to Blu-ray ™ Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and Digital Download on September 11, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Packed with pulse-pounding battles, unmatched visual imagination and compelling characters, Snow White and the Huntsman is a wholly original adventure story told on…

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL On The Big Screen

In Celebration of Universal Studios’ 100th Anniversary, One of the Most Beloved Films of All Time Comes to Blu-ray™ for the First Time Ever E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL.

Steven Spielberg’s Unforgettable Adventure Debuts in A Digitally Remastered 30th anniversary Edition

Blu-ray™ Combo Pack With Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet™ October 9, 2012

Fathom Events will release the film on the big screen for ONE night only on October 3rd at 7 PM, plus special matinee screenings in select theaters at 2 PM.

This is perfect for those of us fans of the movie who weren’t around in 1982 when the film first arrived in theaters.

Tickets are available now at participating theater box offices and online through Fathom Events

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, AcademyAward®-winning director Steven Spielberg’s magical adventure, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with its first-ever release on Blu-ray™ October 9, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered picture that delivers six times the resolu…

Star Trek Sequel Gets A Name

Throw away your "Untitled Star Trek Sequel." Forget all about "Star Trek 2." None of these stand-in titles for J.J. Abrams' follow-up to his 2009 reboot matter anymore because we may finally have an official one, "Star Trek Into Darkness."

The title saga goes all the way back to January when the sequel began production in an official capacity. While many assumed the usual "2" treatment, that would prove problematic for the "Star Trek" franchise, since there is already a "II," and it's the best one.

Then at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, Damon Lindelof explained that a title was harder to crack than they originally thought, considering that a "2" was out of the question and because of the creative team's dislike for "colon" titles. (Sorry to all those hoping and praying for "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Cumberbatch.")

"There's no word that comes after the colon after '…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE In Sacramento

Win your tickets to see an advance screening of TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE! We have passes to the special advance screening on Monday, September 17th at 7:30 PM in Sacramento.


TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE is an upcoming sports-drama film starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman. The film revolves around a retiring baseball scout who brings his daughter on his final trip. Filming began in March 2012 with a scheduled release of September 21, 2012.


This is Eastwood's first acting project since 2008's Gran Torino and his first acting role in a film he did not direct since 1993's In the Line of Fire.


An aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout named Gus Lobel (Eastwood) is given one last assignment to prove his worth to the organization, who sees him as unable to adapt to changes in the business. His boss and friend Pete (Goodman), who does not want to see him let go, asks Gus's daughter Mickey (Adams) to join him on the trip to make sure he&…

Sons Of Anarchy App Is Live

Go Deeper Into the Sons of Anarchy Mythology with the All-New Tricked Out SOA App.

Fans of the Critically Acclaimed Hit Drama Can Share in an Enhanced, Authentic Experience Both in Broadcast and on Blu-ray™ Disc.

FX and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, announced today the new and improved Sons of Anarchy app. The all new app combines the best features from the legacy SOA app and the SOA Gear app creating an immersive, interactive experience with exclusive features, e-commerce and a feature rich, virtual view of the SOA clubhouse!



With the Sons of Anarchy app, now available at the App StoreSM and Google Play, fans can sync in real time with the show or use the Season 4 Blu-ray Disc to shop for authentic merchandise they see on screen or licensed goods. In addition, fans can connect over social networks within the app, explore added features including alternate scenes, character bios, production stills, storyboards, show facts and trivia and much more. New features and merchand…

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Begins Production & Set Visit Giveaway

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE BEGINS PRODUCTION

Lionsgate Announces Start Of Principal Photography And Set Visit Sweepstakes For Fans


LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, today announced the start of principal photography on the highly anticipated sequel to the worldwide blockbuster film THE HUNGER GAMES. Beginning today, THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will shoot primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, Georgia. The film will subsequently be shot on location in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE will be released worldwide on November 22, 2013, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jeffrey Wright, with Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland.

Said Lionsgate’s President of Production Eric Feig, who is overseeing the production on behalf of the studio, “We are so excited to be …

Nemo 3D Review. Was It Better In 3D?

Nemo 3D Review By: MattInRC
A Pixar classic returns in a 3D that's finally watchable.

Most movies that have sought an audience in 3D have simply frustrated those of us who wished for something better. Marred by stuttering pans or too many in-your-face-for-shock-value effects, 3D has been relegated to the realm of 'don't call us, we'll call you' when it came time to shell out the extra cash. With the re-release of Pixar's Finding Nemo in 3D, audiences finally have a reason to celebrate.

While there's no new footage in the re-release, audiences should still re-discover the adventures of Marlin, Nemo, Dory, and the fish tank captives as they come alive in 3D. The ocean floor never looked so beautiful, Bruce's shark teeth never so fearsome, and Nigel's feathers never as realistic as displayed here. In many ways, the Disney-Pixar partnership might have found the right recipe for creating believable 3D that heretofore has eluded the industry.

Throw i…