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This is 40 Review. Movie Has It's Moments

This is 40 Review By: MattInRC
The funny but unnecessarily-long This is 40 has its moments, just not enough of them to recommend it.


For a film starring the director's wife and kids and consisting of the same creative team that made 40-Year-Old Virgin, one would think the rom-com This is 40 would have everything it needed to tell the funniest personal love story in recent memory. Set up not as a sequel but a spinoff, This is 40 picks up several years after the events of Knocked Up, following the couple Pete (Paul Rudd, I Love You, Man) and Debbie (Leslie Mann, Last Man Standing) as they deal with the doldrums of marriage and family. Slowly, the couple has grown distant towards each other, as Pete has started his own record label, while Debbie runs an independent clothing store. Meanwhile, their two girls (Apatow's real-life daughters) are connected to the digital world, content to answer Facebook posts rather than speak to each other. But underneath the sheen of a beautfiul…

Early Concept Art From The Avengers

It might've ended up as one of the biggest hits of the year, but director Joss Whedon and company had some big decisions to make during the development of The Avengers. How should the new characters look? What about the massive battle in downtown New York? Now, thanks to some early concept art, we know how Marvel's magnum opus evolved.


Several pieces of concept art generated by artist Andy Park have been released online, many of which were featured in the recent book The Art of Marvel's The Avengers, and they reveal some of the earliest designs for characters like Hawkeye and Agent Maria Hill. It's interesting to see the tweaks made to the classic comic looks compared to how it ended up on screen.


Some of the cooler pics are the designs for Thanos in space and the alien attack on Manhattan, both of which look fairly similar to what made it into the finished product.


Park has released dozens of images on his official website, which is well worth a look.

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Guardians Of the Galaxy Casting News. Zachary Levi In The Lead To Play Star-Lord

Just before Hollywood shuts down for the holidays, Marvel Studios has narrowed its shortlist of actors to star in James Gunn's "Guardians of the Galaxy," with Zachary Levi and Jim Sturgess still in contention to play team leader Peter Quill. Better known as Star-Lord, Quill is the son of a human mother and alien father. A charming troublemaker who serves as an interplanetary policeman, Quill leads a rag-tag group of superheroes (Drax the Destroyer, a raccoon named Rocket and a sword-wielding woman named Gamora) in an effort to protect the solar system from an evil alien race. The character isn't as well known as other Marvel superheroes such as Iron Man, Captain America or Thor, but Quill is still a plum role for thesps looking to boost their international profile.


Marvel reportedly made test deals with five potential leading men several weeks ago, though "Cloud Atlas" star Sturgess is the only one from that list to remain in contention. Levi was not featu…

THE IMPOSSIBLE Review. Movie Does Event Justice

THE IMPOSSIBLE Review By: RAMA
RAMA is back with another review.


The criticism around this movie is targeted on the fact that it’s about a tourist family, rich folks having vacation and their vacation suddenly goes awry and people think THE IMPOSSIBLE doesn't do enough to emphasize that the locals who serve these tourists were devastated by the natural tragedy too. I think it’s an unfair criticism and I’ll explain why..

Based on the true story of one family’s survival of the 2004 tsunami, THE IMPOSSIBLE stars Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor and is directed by J.A. Bayona (THE ORPHANAGE). Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races acros…

Win Tickets to An Advance Screening For GANGSTER SQUAD In Sacramento

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Win your tickets to see an advance screening for GANGSTER SQUAD! The screening is on January 7, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Century Stadium 14 in Sacramento.


GANGSTER SQUAD is an upcoming crime film directed by Ruben Fleischer, from a screenplay written by Will Beall, starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, Frank Grillo, Michael Papajohn, and Sean Penn.


It is the story of LAPD Detectives who are attempting to keep Los Angeles free of gangsters during the 1940s and '50s.11A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s as six police officers and detectives must protect the law by breaking it by taking on Mickey Cohen and his gang.


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New Trailer For The Great Gatsby

The new trailer for Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby has splashed down in a riot of style and a little more substance on how his 3D interpretation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel will play out.

The focus this time is firmly on Leonardo DiCaprio's mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby. Soundtracked again by Kanye and Jay-Z's 'No Church In The Wild', we see him speeding his banana yellow Duisenberg through New York, Tobey Maguire's wide-eyed Nick Carraway in tow, shaking hands, scratching backs and pulling off shady deals that keep him in shirts, champagne and spectacular parties.

There's more of Meyer Wolfsheim, a shadowy figure inspired by real-life Jewish gangster Arnold Rothstein, played here by Bollywood great Amitabh Bachchan. And then there's Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan) herself, Gatz's long lost love and his tragic flaw.

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First Image From "The World's End"

To mark the end of principal photography and, we like to think, as a Christmas present to fans, Simon Pegg has tweeted the first official still from The World's End, his reunion with director Edgar Wright and Nick Frost. It's the story of an apocalyptic pub crawl (aren't they all?) and so seems singularly suited for today when, er, no apocalypse has actually occurred despite predictions.

The film sees Pegg play a slacker who reunites a group of friends to finish the pub crawl they abandoned years ago. Unfortunately, they're interrupted by some sort of large-scale event marking the end of days. Which is even more of a downer than an ill-timed chunder in your evening plans.

This still shows Pegg's slightly Goth look, which couldn't be more of a contrast to Hot Fuzz's clean-cut Nick Angel. He's surrounded by the rest of the gang - Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and Paddy Considine. We are, naturally, looking forward to seeing this final instalm…

Merry Christmas From "Carrie"

Thanks to Sony for the Christmas Card. Thought I would share it with you all.

Carrie is an upcoming 2013 American supernatural horror film. It is the third film adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name, and a remake of Brian De Palma's 1976 film of the same name, although it will more closely follow the novel. It stars Chloë Grace Moretz as Carrie White, and Julianne Moore as her mother, Margaret White. The film is scheduled to be released on March 15, 2013

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Let Fury Have The Hour DVD Review By: MattInRC

Let Fury Have The Hour DVD Review By: MattInRC
Let Fury Have the Hour is self-congratulatory and one-sided, existing more to waste our time than to educate us.

Antonino D'Ambrosio's Let Fury Have the Hour tries to fashion itself as a moving documentary against right-wing politics by featuring musicians and artists who've thrived during the conservative movement of the past 30 years. Instead, the film does more to expose his overly-liberal views, cheapening the final product and making us wonder if he realizes just how poorly put-together his film looks and feels. Featuring acts like Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and rapper Chuck D, as well as variety of lesser known social activists, there's nothing new or inventive about Fury. It's filled with random (and manipulated) stock footage, looking no better than an MSNBC true-crime documentary that employs the same tired resources.

If D'Ambrosio's message is that governments try to sway people by fear o…

Final Poster For SIDE EFFECTS

Open Road Films has just released the new poster for Steven Soderbergh's final theatrical film, SIDE EFFECTS. With the holidays right around the corner, get your readers excited for the February 8th psychological thriller, starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Check out the SIDE EFFECTS final poster above.

SIDE EFFECTS is a provocative thriller about Emily and Martin (Rooney Mara and Channing Tatum), a successful New York couple whose world unravels when a new drug prescribed by Emily's psychiatrist (Jude Law) – intended to treat anxiety – has unexpected side effects.

CAST: JUDE LAW (Sherlock Holmes, Contagion, upcoming The Last Voyage of Demeter), ROONEY MARA (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, upcoming Lawless), CATHERINE ZETA-JONES (Chicago, Ocean’s Twelve, upcoming Playing the Field) and CHANNING TATUM (Magic Mike, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, upcoming G.I. Joe: Retaliation).

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This Is The End Trailer Starring Rogen, Franco, Hill, McBride Robinson & Baruchel

According to the Mayan calendar, the world is supposed to end on Dec. 21. If that happens, audiences won't get to see "This Is The End," which is too bad since it looks really, really funny.

Watch the very R-rated "This Is The End" trailer below, with a special introduction from Rogen and Franco.

Some backstory: Previously called "Jay & Seth Vs. The Apocalypse" and "The End of the World," "This Is The End" started as a short film starring Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel as versions of themselves dealing with the end of time. "This Is The End" expands on that premise, making Rogen, Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, James Franco and Danny McBride survivors of the apocalypse, which strikes during a Hollywood party at Franco's place. (Sorry, Michael Cera and Jason Segel, both mentioned as fatalities in the clip.) More deaths likely follow, and judging from the very R-rated trailer above, they will be violent. Here…

Anchorman 2 Has A Release Date

Paramount has announced the wide release date for the sequel to the 2004 Will Ferrell-starring comedy: December 20, 2013. Anchorman: The Legend Continues brings back Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner and was announced in March.

Paramount took over from DreamWorks, which did the first film, after DreamWorks departed the studio. Anchorman 2 will be produced under Judd Apatow’s banner with Ferrell’s and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions.

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New Iron Man 3 Image. Tony Is Beat Up

If there's one thing the world can take from Iron Man 3's trailers and stills so far, it's that our man Tony Stark doesn't have the best time of it after the events of The Avengers.

He may have got the girl now, but the top of Stark tower is in ruins and now his Californian pile has been totally Lethal Weapon 2-ed by Ben Kingsley's The Mandarin. Then there are the shots of everyone's favorite genius billionaire playboy philanthropist in a seriously duffed up suit.

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A guessing man would presume this is after Tony's been blasted into the water and before he takes off his armour and carries it on a sled through the snow. But that's what a guessing man would say.

Non guessing men (or women, for that matter) will have to wait until further details come to light.

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CRAWLSPACE Opens Everywhere January 4, 2013

IFC MIDNIGHT Presents CRAWLSPACE A film by Justin Dix. Starring Amber Clayton, Ditch Davey, Eddie Baroo, Peta Sergeant, Fletcher Humphrys and Nicholas Bell.


CRAWLSPACE will be available in select theaters, on IFC Midnight Cable VOD & Digital Outlets (SundanceNOW, iTunes, Amazon Streaming, XBOX Zune, Playstation Unlimited) on Friday, January 4, 2013.


Deep in the heart of the unforgiving Australian desert lies Pine Gap, a top-secret government facility operated by the United States military. When the base comes under attack from unknown forces, an elite team is sent in to extract the military scientists. They encounter a beautiful young woman with no memory of how she came to be in the base, and find it overrun by disturbed patients from the base’s medical sector.


But as the squad delves deeper it becomes clear that there is something far more sinister – and far more dangerous – going on at Pine Gap. A taut thriller that recalls the best classic sci-fi action films, Crawlspace is th…

First Image From PARANOIA Starring Hemsworth, Ford & Oldman

On behalf of Relativity Media, we are excited to share with you a brand new image from Liam Hemsworth's upcoming high stakes thriller, PARANOIA. One costly mistake lands an ordinary man in the center of a dangerous corporate game that is ultimately life threatening.

Also starring Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Lucas Till, and Amber Heard, PARANOIA opens in theaters everywhere October 4th, 2013.

In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a regular guy trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at Wyatt Corporation. But after one costly mistake, Adam’s ruthless CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), forces him to spy on corporate rival, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Wyatt’s old mentor. Adam soon finds himself occupying the corner office and living the life of his dreams. However, behind the scenes, he is simply a pawn in Wyatt’s corporate game and realizes he must ultimately find a way out from under his boss who will stop at nothing, even murder, to win a multi-b…

TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D Gallery & Screening Information

On Tuesday, VICE launched the Gallery of Horrors: Original Art & Video Inspired by TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D. An incredible range of renowned artists were chosen to create posters and videos inspired-by TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D, the latest installment in one of the most celebrated horror franchises of all time.

Today, in celebration of #ChainsawThursdays, Tumblr and Vice have partnered to bring the Gallery of Horrors to fans online AND at the theater. Tumblr is presenting ten special events on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 10pm where audiences will receive an exclusive limited edition screen print from the Gallery of Horrors, custom 3D glasses from RealD, and introductions to the film from select members of the film’s cast. Check out the exclusive new poster featuring art from the Gallery of Horrors on the Lionsgate official Tumblr blog #Lionsgate.

Advance screening locations and talent appearances will be announced daily on #Lionsgate, over the next ten days. Check out the first location now li…

PITCH PERFECT Blu-Ray Giveaway

Tis the season of giving. Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has provide me with not one copy but 5 copies of PITCH PERFECT(Special Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack) to giveaway.

This has to be my surprise movie of the year.  It is on my 2012 Must see movie list for sure.

Based on Mickey Rapkin's non-fiction novel "PITCH PERFECT." Rapkin, senior editor at GQ magazine, spent a season covering competitive collegiate a cappella. He followed the groups from Tufts University, the University of Oregon and the University of Virginia, writing about the singing, groupies, partying and rivalries. The story follows an all-girls a cappella group who rebuilds so they can make their way to the championship and take on the boys.

The film stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Elizabeth Banks.

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