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Friday, February 15, 2013

Safe Haven Review. It's Good Date Night Material

Safe Haven Review
By: MattInRC

The decent Safe Haven proves that men can watch chick films without needing to hurl.


In a desperate effort to demonstrate that I can recognize my human side, I present to you the following: I like romantic thrillers and well-made love stories. Who doesn't find Casablanca, Pretty Woman, or any well-made love story, a memorizing experience equal to an action film like Star Wars or the well-made drama Elizabeth? But there is a fine line, and the temptation to cross into Schmaltzville has been well-documented, resulting in thoroughly unwatchable, emasculating fare. Like so many failed submissions, the films based on Nicholas Sparks books come dripping with estrogen and a box of Kleenex with every ticket. Some like The Notebook have even entered the weird Breakup Movie list for those who maintain such things. Another of Sparks' melodrams - Safe Haven - enters the realm, determined it can be more. And while it wins on many levels, it's still not enough to establish it among the best.


Katie (Julianne Hough, Rock of Ages) flees her Boston home after an attack from an unknown assailant leaves her bloodied and frantic, landing up in the coastal village of Southport, North Carolina. There, she finds the widower Alex (Josh Duhammel, Transformers series) who runs the town's market to support his two children. On the surface, Southport's nothing more than a pit stop for bus riders, but Katie finds the surroundings appealing and decides to set up shop there, convinced that she won't be found. But the law is never far away, as police Detective Tierney (David Lyons, Revolution) unravels her whereabouts. He has a strange fascination for Katie, and once that's been revealed he drives to Southport to confront her. Meanwhile, Katie and Alex begin to fall for one another, leading to a violent clash at film's end.


Writer Leslie Bohem (Dante's Peak) is in unfamiliar territory here, and that's a good thing, because she takes what could have been an overly-sappy affair and actually makes it a bit... livable. Director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules) also made Dear John, but this time he keeps things moving, spoiling us with pretty outdoor scenes and limiting the amount of long looks between our lovers. It's only near the end that the film goes face-to-palm, when Tierney violently confronts Katie. It's not that we don't see it coming, it's just the result seems completely unrealistic, making us wonder if test audience feedback forced a re-shoot. i will give credit to Bohem and Hallström for a final scene reveal that surprised many. If you like a little Sixth Sense with your romance, courtesy of How I Met Your Mother's Cobie Smulders, then Safe Haven will appeal to you.

Critics have slammed Hough for her performance and for the film in general. In fact, Haven is sentimental and sappy, destined to be written off as merely a chick flick. But it's got a couple of fun reveals, even if the schmaltz and the long loving looks are splattered about like a painting party gone horribly wrong. If you can get past the throwaway thriller ending, it's good date night material that should get you back into your significant other's good graces. And that garage still hasn't been put back together, so get on it before she makes you see Beautiful Creatures as well. Safe Haven is rated PG-13 for sexual situations and has a runtime of 115 minutes.

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Your Invited To Chasing Mavericks Twitter Party Tonight

This is a first-time Digital HD initiative for Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and we wanted to share the news with you!

The Twitter Party will take place tonight at 6pm PST/9pm EST/ via the official Chasing Mavericks Official FB Page If you'd like to join in the fun and participate, we'll be live tweeting from @FoxhomeEnt. Just use the hashtag #DigitalWaves to chime in and join hordes of fans in the fun!

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Harrison Ford Returning To Star Wars

elmayimbe from Latino Review is reporting that The Harrison Ford rumor will return to the Star Wars franchise as Han Solo. He has been dead on with his scoops, so in elmayimbe I trust.

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No details have been revealed to how Ford will play into the upcoming Star Wars Films. Will he star in Episode 7 or in a Han Solo stand alone film?

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A Good Day To Die Hard Review. Has The Franchise Run Out Of Fuel?

A Good Day to Die Hard Review
By: MattInRC

Bruce Willis' return in A Good Day to Die Hard answers another important Movie Question of 2013. And that's not a good thing.


Oh, Die Hard franchise where have you gone? To be honest, I stopped following you after the less-than-exciting 1995's Die Hard With a Vengeance. To me, you had run out of fuel, and other action films - other movies that year like Goldeneye and Crimson Tide offered more depth to the action than I had expected. Even your fourth film - 2007's Live Free or Die Hard - got beaten out that year by National Treasure II and Transformers, all signaling that perhaps your best days were over. Thus the Valentines Day release of A Good Day to Die Hard comes as quite a shock to us. Does your once great franchise rediscover its footing and usher Willis back into his old form? Not so much.


Police detective John McClane (Bruce Willis, Looper) learns that his son Jack (Jai Cortney, Jack Reacher) has assassinated a subordinate of corrupt Russian politician Chagarin (Sergei Kolesnikov), and will soon face trial in a Russian court. What he does not know is that his estranged son is actually working for the CIA to secure the release of Chagarin's nemesis, Yuri Komarov (Sebastian Koch, Unknown) a political prisoner and government whistleblower. Jack has learned that Komarov holds a secret file tying the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to Chagarin, and the CIA wants that file. But the trial never happens, as a massive explosion destroys the courthouse, allowing Jack and Komarov to escape; John flies to Russia, hoping to meet his son before the trial, and thus becomes involved in their escape. A massive car chase around the city ensues, courtesy of Chagarin's henchman Alik (Radivoje Bukvić) and his gang. After managing to escape, John and Jack meet Komarov's daughter Irina (model Yuliya Snigir), but are apprehended by Alik after Irina turns dirty. As father and son escape and press on to Ukraine and the site of the disaster, the two must put aside their animosities to find the file and rescue Komarov.


Upon entering the theater, one recommends strict adherence to the Action Movie Mantra: totally suspend disbelief and assume that every good guy will somehow survive every amazing car crash, explosion, and massive gun battle, while every thug will meet their end like every hired gun should. And while the Mantra holds up well, resulting in many intense sequences that actually set some new boundaries for the genre, the story is paper thin, existing only as transitions to other action sequences rather establishing itself as an equally dramatic piece. That was the beauty behind the first two Die Hard films, for their engaging plot lines helped to intensify the action sequences, drawing us closer to the McClane family as they reacted to yet another dire threat to their lives. When Alan Rickman falls to his death in Die Hard (an image which laughingly reminded one of someone's reaction to receiving an anal probe), we draw an emotionally satisfying breath; in Die Harder, we felt it too as the commercial jets arrived while William Sadler's body laying burning to a crisp on the tarmac. There's no such emotions exhibited in Day, replacing potentially deeper father-son moments with mumbled responses from Cortney and Willis about their 'feelings' for one another. Humor was also a cornerstone to this franchise; yet, those few moments are lost in bad deliveries by the cast and poor editing.


But it gets worse. Willis seems bored and disengaged at times, unable to maintain any consistent energy. Gone is the dynamic cowboy cop that made him such an appealing hero and resurrected his career. Cortney's angry, shallow performance gets old quickly, leaving us to wonder how much better the film would have been had his character been more fleshed out. Conspicuously absent is Bonnie Bedelia, whose cameo-in-waiting at the end could have tied a forgiving bow around things; and the appearance of hottie daughter Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) is so limited that we're never given a chance to reacquaint ourselves.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Hitman Writer Skip Woods has never seemed competent enough to understand human emotions. In Day, his "I'm your father and I told you so!" retorts demonstrate that he's still a high school sophomore living among seniors. There's one meaningful exchange early on that could have been the jumping off point to something better, but soon any sense of humanism is replaced with bullets and bombs. And those bombs come thundering in, thanks to several very cool action pieces courtesy of Director John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines). Not only does he have a good eye for hand-cam action ala Bourne Identity, but his vision for the larger CGI efforts also have a way of effectively bringing the action right to us. He also knows how to sell the sexual undertones in Woods' script, as we gawk at Snigir - her strip-down in Act I is pleasantly saucy without derailing things. Woods does unleash a terrific plot twist in Act III that no one in our test audience saw coming; it effectively beats back the staleness that had crept in, resetting the board and forcing audiences back in. But soon, we're back to meh, wondering when this paltry 97-minute effort will end.

The new year has already revealed an important answer about whether former action stars Stallone and Schwarzenegger were still bankable. Day sadly puts an emphatic stamp upon that argument as it relates to Willis. Its early-season release is also interesting, for it feels like big-budget, mindless summer fare - why the studio chose a February release instead of a June one is a calculated risk to be sure. Whether audiences reward it with long lines and box office cash will depend if they feel attachment to a franchise that started back in 1986 and certainly lost its way. Some fans will lament that Live Free's PG-13 nearly killed the franchise. But that failure seems small compared to this. Will you be entertained by all the visceral over-top-violence? Yes. Will you be bored to tears over a thinly-veiled excuse for a plot? That depends on whether you want to see a real Die Hard movie or a pale, empty imitation.

For me, it's a soulless venture, whether you see it on the big screen or not. A Good Day to Die Hard is Rated R for language and violence and has a runtime of 97 minutes.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Chris Hemsworth To Star In Michael Mann Thriller

It's been nearly four years since Michael Mann last directed a feature film, but the wait for his next project may be over: The "Public Enemies" director has attached himself to helm an untitled thriller for Legendary Pictures with Chris Hemsworth attached to star.

Mann had been developing the project for over a year, co-writing the script with Morgan Davis Foehl, who is also penning "Mass Effect" for Legendary. Plot details are unknown, other than that the film takes place in a world of cyber threats and attacks.

Thomas Tull, Mann and Jon Jashni will produce with Alex Garcia exec producing.

Mann had most recently produced "Witness" and directed the pilot of HBO's "Luck," which he also exec produced but has not helmed a film since Universal's "Public Enemies" in 2009.

Mann has since been linked to a handful of films, including "Big Tuna, "Agincourt" and the racing pic "Go Like Hell" for Fox. Mann continues to develop each of those films.

Though Mann has shown range in other genres like "The Insider" and "Ali," he has made a name for himself tackling films set in a world of cops and criminals like "Heat" and "Collateral." New project would seem to fit that mold.

With "Robopocalypse" being delayed and things moving slowly on the sequel to "Snow White and the Huntsman," Hemsworth had been figuring out what to do next. He's attached to the Warner Bros. adventure "In the Heart of the Sea," which Ron Howard is circling.

WB very much wants to make "In the Heart of the Sea" but doesn't think it would be able to get production started until fall. Plan is to shoot the Mann pic in June before that and then jump into "In the Heart of the Sea" after.

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The Internship Trailer Is Here. Starring Vince Vaughn And Owen Wilson

After a detour into sci-fi drama with Real Steel, Shawn Levy has returned to full-on comedy with The Internship, featuring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson as two salesmen competing for possible jobs at Google.

The Wedding Crashers duo reunites for the tale of two old school salesmen whose company, led by disreputable boss John Goodman, collapses.

Desperate to find new work, they hatch a plan to apply to Google’s intern programme, hoping it’ll lead to jobs. But they soon find themselves out of their depth in a crowd of young, geeky geniuses who know far more about the modern work environment and are just waiting to run rings around our heroes. But could the experienced guys have a thing or two to teach them?

Our guess, based on this, is probably. But while it has a few generic moments (groin hits? Again? Really?), we’re hoping a talented, funny cast (which also includes Dylan O’Brien, Aasif Mandvi, Rose Byrne, Josh Gad and Max Minghella) can make the script – by Vaughn and Wreck-It Ralph contributor Jared Stern – fly.11

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New Trailer For THE HOST

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, THE HOST has a brand new trailer to get your heart racing!

THE HOST is an epic love story, based on the novel written by best-selling Twilight author Stephenie Meyer and directed by Andrew Niccol. Catch the BRAND NEW trailer below!

What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? "THE HOST" is the next epic love story from the creator of the "Twilight Saga," worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt) , proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

THE HOST hits theaters nationwide March 29th, 2013!

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FAST & FURIOUS 6 Theatrical Trailer

Universal has released the theatrical cut of the extended trailer for FAST & FURIOUS 6.

The story, of course, sees lawman Luke Hobbs (The Rock) enlist Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his gang to help him stop a gang of much worse drive-addicted thieves, led by Luke Evans. The carrot? A full pardon for all their own past crimes and a solution to the mystery of why the presumed-dead Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is walking and talking after all.

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Why Die Hard Is Perfect Valentine's Day Movie

From the "Twilight" trilogy to the tearjerkers adapted from Nicholas Sparks novels to nearly every film where Matthew McConaughey takes off his shirt, let's face it: Most cinematic love stories are made for women.

Sound crazy? Stick with me.

The 1988 original stars Bruce Willis as John McClane, a sarcastic New York cop visiting his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) and his two children in California. When he arrives at Holly's office Christmas party, the tension in their relationship is immediately evident. Holly is using her maiden name again and John doesn't even plan to stay with his family while he's in town.

There's no doubt that John loves his wife and wants to rekindle the romance, but he can't seem to admit it. But while John proves incapable of communicating his feelings to his wife verbally, an opportunity arises allowing him to prove his devotion to her.

Midway through the party, a team of terrorists led by the stylish Hans Gruber (a scene-stealing Alan Rickman) interrupts the event and holds most of the attendees hostage. The quick-thinking John eludes their grasp and eventually begins taking down the bad guys one by one in order to rescue his captured wife.

The story's subtext recognizes the stereotypical, but undeniable fact that many men aren't romantic or open with their emotions. Despite what many rom-coms and dramas suggest, a lot of guys don't picture themselves courting a woman by blasting a boombox outside a bedroom window, as is done in "Say Anything." (In fact, that's probably illegal in most states.) And forget "Titanic." Guys don't want to get the girl of their dreams by freezing in the ocean while keeping the one they love afloat on a piece of driftwood. (That plan doesn't actually work long-term, either.)

Men often imagine winning a girl's affection by proving their worth in a battle against someone or something that threatens their loved one's life. While many women want the men in their lives to be sensitive like Ryan Gosling's "Notebook" character Noah, guys aspire to be like the renegade John McClane in "Die Hard."

John offers a brand of masculinity and strength that men can look up to (akin to what John Wayne and Clint Eastwood once offered moviegoers). John doesn't back down and he never gives up. The cold and calculating Hans may mock John for his cowboy mentality, his freewheeling spirit and his assumed affection for masculine film actors of the past (like Wayne). But John doesn't care what Hans thinks. John just keeps killing bad guys.

While separated from his wife, John shows his love for her by killing terrorists and trying to protect her. Compare that to Gosling's Noah: When he's separated from the girl he loves, he writes love letters. How does John send messages in "Die Hard"? He writes notes on the sweatshirts of dead terrorists, and in one scene even throws a dead terrorist out a window to send a message to a passing police officer. That's how he communicates.

The climactic scenes at the end of "Die Hard" prove why it's a perfect Valentine's Day flick for guys.

There is no declaration of love between John and his wife. There is no grand romantic gesture that shows how much he cares for her. As the story concludes, John McClane --- who has been shot, brutalized and cut by hundreds of pieces of glass --- has proven his love for his wife by killing all the terrorists who threatened her.

And with that, he gets the girl and they make out in the back seat of a limo. Now that's love.

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Safe Haven Review. Bring A Kleenex Box With You

Safe Haven Review
By:Ursula 

I want to thank our guest reviewer Ursula for her review for Safe Haven. Be sure to check back to see what MattInRC thought of the film.

Safe Haven is a suspenseful story about Katie, (Julianne Hough) running from the law to find peace, quiet and safety. She comes upon the beautiful seaside port in Southport, North Carolina. On a whim, she steps off the bus, breathes in the sea air, and decides to stay. She is jumpy, keeps to herself and is looking to settle in quietly without any commotion. While constantly on the defense, she manages to get a job at the local Crab Shack and rent a cozy little shabby chic (more shabby than chic) house off the grid and deep into the woods of the little town. The local shop owner Alex, (Josh Duhamel) is a widower with two adorable children. He helps his uncle run the town grocery. Alex notices Katie immediately and forgets his mourning. Fortunately for him his daughter has his interests in mind and lures Katie with her childlike charm, by chatting with her and drawing her paintings. The setting of the cozy little town by the sea, and the sad widower create a setting that allows Katie to eventually put down her guard and fall in love.

Katie makes friends with her neighbor Jo, Cobie Smulders. Katie comes upon Jo snooping in her home and befriends her immediately. Jo helps her navigate the newness of being in a small town and encourages her to let down her guard enough to allow Alex in. They keep each other company and have lots of girlfriend time together. Jo puts her at ease on many occasions. Cobie Smulders does a fantastic job in this movie and adds an element of comfort and familiarity.

The officer hunting her down, Tierney, played by David Lyons, is extremely haunted and desperately trying to find Katie. He is relentless and harassing. He engages a good part of the suspense in the film. His character creates fear and high drama. He definitely adds the dramatic effect that sets the film over the edge of just being a typical romantic flick. David Lyons makes for a frightening menacing cop!

Julianne Hough is still very new to acting, she is well known for her many seasons of Dancing with the Stars, and her singing hits on the Country Billboard. While she is very talented as a performer, she does come across still new to acting in this film. She was also in Footloose and Rock of Ages (both heavily preformed stage roles). She does fairly well here, particularly because it is not too complicated of a plot. She plays the nervous girl on the run, well enough. The passion she displays toward Josh Duhamel’s character, Alex, is believable. It is the in between parts, like towards Jo and her boss at the Crab Shack,(Robin Mullins) that seem a little bit stiff.

Josh Duhamel on the other hand, while more of a veteran, has not played as many leading roles. He does a great job in this film, is warm and believable. He does well playing the role of grieving father and nervous romantic. However, the boy that plays his son Josh, Noah Lomax, does not seem quite as believable (the dramatic effect is a little forced). While that is not Duhamel’s fault, it does cause a little bit of awkwardness. The girl that plays his daughter Lexi, Mimi Kirkland, is very talented. She brings realness and warmth to the film. Her body language and personality light up the screen. I can foresee many more films in her future.

Safe Haven was much like The Notebook, with a slowly moving love story and uses several layers of unexpected plot to give it some depth. The suspense piece is distracting enough to throw you off from the twists on the horizon. I found the movie to be enjoyable and a little bit different from the typical love story because of the mystery, and thriller aspects that were mixed in. The movie is based on the novels written by Nicolas Sparks, who also wrote “The Notebook” (women love this movie).

Overall the film makes for a pleasurable Valentine’s Day movie to take your sweetheart to. Be prepared for some jumpy scenes, and you may want to bring a Kleenex box with you…..

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SAFE HAVEN Prize Pack Giveaway


In celebration of the film SAFE HAVEN opening on February 14th, Relativity Media has provided SandwichJohnFilms an awesome prize pack to give one lucky winner.

SAFE HAVEN, Relativity Media's highly anticipated adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' best-selling novel. Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel star as Katie and Alex, giving deeply moving performances in a love story filled with suspense that will leave you untangling a web of dark and mysterious secrets.

Also starring David Lyons and Cobie Smulders, SAFE HAVEN opens in theaters everywhere February 14th, 2013 – just in time for Valentine's Day!

One lucky reader will win a prize pack including:

Nicholas Sparks Film Collection (4 film favorites)
Copy of the official soundtrack
Copy of the book SAFE HAVEN by Nicholas Sparks
Safe Haven branded pajamas
Safe Haven custom Kleenex boxes

To enter all you have to do is take a picture of yourself with your ticket and the movie poster in theaters. Post the picture on our Facebook page.

Winner will be chosen at random.

An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, Safe Haven is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.


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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Beautiful Creatures Review. Creatures Is An Early Standout

Beautiful Creatures Review
By: MattInRC

The surprisingly good Beautiful Creatures is everything Twilight wanted to be, but never could.


Call me someone who doesn't bend to social trends, but I never understood the obsession with Twilight: poorly cast and written for 5 year-olds, Kristen Stewart mumbled, stumbled, and put us to sleep before starring in real movies like Snow White and The Huntsman. Thankfully, I never read the books, but they couldn't have been as bad as one of the most disappointing film franchises in history. Now that its sun has gratefully set, we can all now seek more intelligent fare, and Beautiful Creatures might just be the thing. A little sexy and way more fun, the movie about witches in a small town is appealing in almost every way.


The town of Gatlin, South Carolina is...well...a little backward. Content to exist under the old traditions of a post-Civil War town, its residents are a God-fearing people and look upon any change as a sign that evil could be on the march. When newcomer Lena Duchannes (Alice Englert) arrives to attend her first day at the local high school, Gatlin is already onto her, including fellow student Ethan Wate (Alden Ehrenreich). He's been racked by recurring dreams of a woman he does not know, and soon realizes it's Lena. A bookworm and the movie's narrator, Wate himself cannot wait to leave Gatlin for "anywhere 1,000 miles away from here," but Lena's appearance changes everything. The niece of wealthy shut-in Macon Ravenwood (Jeremy Irons, The Words), Lena is approaching her 16th birthday, and their odd relationship matches the appearance of Macon's sprawling home. What Ethan doesn't realize is that both Macon and Lena are castors - witches who use magic - and that Lena's increasingly strange behavior at school is due to her inability to control the incredible power within her. in fact, Lena will soon be claimed for either Light or Dark, a decision which could lead to the destruction of mankind if she cannot discover a way to keep her evil mother Sarafine (Emma Thompson, Harry Potter series) from corrupting her. Meanwhile, Ethan's love for Lena grows until the two realize their meeting is not by chance.


Based on the mammoth 2009 book by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Creatures more than satisfies as a replacement to the much-maligned Twilight, which created distinctive love/hate camps throughout its run. Creatures is more refined, able to nimbly exist in both the world of magic and the rooted reality of a small Southern town. The script by Writer/Director Richard LaGravenese (Freedom Writers) keeps the love story simple while encouraging the most out of its interesting and diverse cast. Irons and Thompson bring their deep resumes together in a reveal scene that's one of the best of the film, while Ehrenreich and Englert prove they won't be unknowns for long, as their chemistry and stage presence bring a Southern sizzle to things. The presence of Lena's overly-aroused evil cousin Ridley (Emmy Rossum, Shameless) brings a fun twist to things, as she and Lena battle it out for Ethan over dinner. And although the ending is a little too Lord of the Rings with its big special effects-laden climax, there's still a lot to like about Creatures.



We've already seen several 2013 movies disappear from theaters like one-night stands (Promised Land), but Beautiful Creatures has the potential to last awhile, especially if the teen novel can actually reach its intended audience. With strong writing and excellent casting, Creatures is an early standout and a must-see for Valentine's Day. The best part is you won't have to drag your significant other to it, as the story has plenty for him/her to enjoy. Beautiful Creatures is rated PG-13 for sexual situations and has a runtime of 124 minutes.

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International Trailer For Oblivion

Here is the new international trailer for Oblivion.

Oblivion, directed by Tron Legacy’s Joseph Kosinski, takes place in a world where Earth has been badly damaged by decades of war with an alien race known as the Scavs.

Most of the population lives above the planet, but Cruise’s Jack Harper is a drone repairman, stationed on the Earth to keep the robo-guardians of the place active against enemy incursion. But his mission is interrupted when he rescues a beautiful stranger (Andrea Riseborough) from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that makes him question everything he knows… (Cue dramatic musical string, which we’d guess might be an Inception-style parp of horns).

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THE NUMBER STATION Trailer Starring John Cusack

We have the first trailer for THE NUMBER STATION, starring John Cusack and Malin Akerman.

After his latest mission goes disastrously wrong, veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job. His new assignment: guarding Katherine, a code operator at a top-secret remote CIA “Numbers Station” where encrypted messages are sent and received. When an elite team of heavily armed assailants lays siege to the station, Emerson and Katherine suddenly find themselves in a life-or-death struggle against an unknown enemy. With the station compromised and innocent lives at stake, they must stop the deadly plot before it’s too late.

THE NUMBER STATION opens April 26, 2013

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New Clip From DEAD MAN DOWN Starring Noomi Rapace & Colin Farrell

Here is a new clip clip from DEAD MAN DOWN, starring Noomi Rapace, director Niels Arden Oplev has mostly worked on TV projects and developing other movies. Now they’ve reunited – and pulled in Colin Farrell and Terrence Howard – for revenge thriller DEAD MAN DOWN.

Farrell plays Victor, the right hand man to an underground New York crime lord (Howard). When he’s spotted killing on the job by Rapace’s damaged Beatrice, she reaches out to him.

See, she’s been the victim of one of Howard’s actions and she’s burning with vengeance. So she blackmails Victor (who has his own reasons to be angry with Howard) and has him start to take down his boss’s operations. Which naturally leads to more trouble than either of them expect…

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Hugh Laurie In Talks To Star In Tomorrowland

Hugh Laurie is in negotiations to play the villain in Tomorrowland, Disney’s top secret sci-fi project starring George Clooney and being directed by Brad Bird.

The plot of the movie project, which until a couple of weeks ago was being called 1952, is under lock and key, though it has been described as being in the vein of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Steven Spielberg’s 1978 movie about a man searching for extra-terrestrials on Earth.

All that is known about Laurie’s character is that he serves as the movie’s antagonist.

Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof co-wrote the script with Jeff Jensen, an editor at Entertainment Weekly.

The pedigree of Bird and Lindelof, their standing in the geek community and the force field of secrecy enveloping the project have raised interest in Tomorrowland.

Laurie is best known for his Emmy-nominated starring role as the brilliant but cold title character in Fox's House M.D. which ran from 2004-12. The show kept him busy, but he did find time to appear in the ensemble drama The Oranges and to lend his voice to such animated fare as Arthur Christmas and Monster vs. Aliens.

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IRON MAN 3 Iron Patriot Poster

Forget War Machine, this is Iron Patriot. Both are played by / operated by / essentially are Don Cheadle's character, James Rupert "Rhodey" Rhodes, but in Iron Man 3 his armour's been given both an upgrade and a flash new stars and stripes paint job.

Where the sparks are from is a mystery, what weapon that is on his back unclear - something machine gun-like is a safe bet - but it's good to see that the former War Machine is going to get in on the action in Shane Black's upcoming comic-book threequel.

The movie, of course, finds Robert Downey Jr’s billionaire playboy philanthropist up to his metallic neck in trouble as he’s targeted by the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) and other nasty types intent on taking him down a peg or 15.

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Iron Man 3, directed by Shane Black from a script by Black and Drew Pearce, also features Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale and Jon Favreau.

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DARK SKIES Live Video Chat February 14th

Join DARK SKIES director Scott Stewart (Priest) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister) for a LIVE UStream video chat on IGN.com this Thursday, Feb. 14th at 5:30 EST / 2:30pm PST. Watch them answer fans’ questions about the film (in theaters Friday, February 22nd) in real time!

Fans can submit their questions for Stewart and Blum on Twitter using the hashtag #DarkSkiesChat or by posting on the official Facebook Page, then tune in to IGN to see what the filmmakers have to say about DARK SKIES and scaring audiences again and again!

From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family.

You cannot escape them. Once you have been chosen you belong to them.

DARK SKIES is being released in theaters everywhere February 22nd

From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home quickly unravels. When it becomes clear that the Barret family is being targeted by an unimaginably terrifying and deadly force, Daniel and Lacey take matters in their own hands to solve the mystery of what is after their family. 11 

STARRING: Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett, Josh Stamberg, LJ Benet, and J.K. Simmons

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: Scott Stewart (PRIEST, LEGION)

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Robert Downey Jr To Produce Black Mirror

Warner Bros has picked up the rights to an episode of Channel 4's Black Mirror to translate into a sci-fi thriller that will be produced Robert Downey Jr. and his Team Downey banner.

The studio has acquired the rights to the episode The Entire History of You and will use the original episode's technology as a jumping off point for a feature adaptation.

The episode of the British anthology show centers on a man with an implant that allows him to record and re-watch all of his life experiences. He begins to suspect his wife is having an affair and obsessively tries to find evidence until the relationship falls apart.

For the film version, the story will be set in a near future where technology that allows users to re-experience past events, and follow a man who reconstructs his relationship to his dead wife - from her point of-view - and unknowingly uncovers a vast conspiracy.

Downey is not attached to star at this point.

The episode was written by Jesse Armstrong who will also write the feature script.

Jesse Ehrman and Andy Fischel are overseeing for Warners. David Gambino and Amanda Essick are overseeing for Team Downey.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Win Your Tickets To See The Met: Live in HD 2013 Season In Sacramento

Win your tickets to see The Met: Live in HD 2013 season. The screenings will take place at Greenback Lane 16 with XD in Sacramento.

Fathom Events has provide SandwichJohnFilms with 5 sets of tickets for each LIVE event and 5 sets for their Encore presentation.

The seventh season of The Met: Live in HD continues on February 16th with the reimagined production of Rigoletto, starring Željko Lucic´, Diana Damrau, & Piotr Beczala and set in 1960 Las Vegas. A total of 4 live presentations and 4 encores remain in this not to be missed season. Each title will be shown live as a Saturday matinee followed by one evening encore on select Wednesdays following the live event.

I Encourage you to spend a day at the cinema, where they’ll not only witness the grandeur of the Met performance but also be treated to behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative teams and additional features exclusive to the cinema presentation.

Visit http://www.fathomevents.com/performingarts/series/themetopera.aspx for more information about the entire series, including a full schedule, locations and ticket information.

The final 4 Live and 4 Encore events of the 2012-2013 The Met: Live in HD season, the award-winning series of live transmissions of select performances to movie theaters, direct from the Metropolitan Opera stage in New York. Over 11 million opera fans have attended the series globally since it began in December 2006.

Below is the 2013 Series Event schedule:

2013 Series Events

2/16 Rigoletto LIVE
3/2 Parsifal LIVE
3/6 Rigoletto Encore 
3/16 Francesca da Rimini LIVE 
3/20 Parsifal Encore 
4/3 Franscesca da Rimini Encore 
4/27 Giulio Cesare LIVE 
5/15 Giulio Cesare Encore 

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Please Email me @sandwichjohnfilmsgiveaways@yahoo.com. And in Subject area Put MET LIVE and 
Greenback Lane 16. Please include your name and mailing address.

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Win Your Tickets To See The Met: Live in HD 2013 Season In El Dorado Hills

Win your tickets to see The Met: Live in HD 2013 season. The screenings will take place at El Dorado Hills Stadium 13 with IMAX.

Fathom Events has provide SandwichJohnFilms with 5 sets of tickets for each LIVE event and 5 sets for their Encore presentation.

The seventh season of The Met: Live in HD continues on February 16th with the reimagined production of Rigoletto, starring Željko Lucic´, Diana Damrau, & Piotr Beczala and set in 1960 Las Vegas. A total of 4 live presentations and 4 encores remain in this not to be missed season. Each title will be shown live as a Saturday matinee followed by one evening encore on select Wednesdays following the live event.

I Encourage you to spend a day at the cinema, where they’ll not only witness the grandeur of the Met performance but also be treated to behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative teams and additional features exclusive to the cinema presentation.

Visit http://www.fathomevents.com/performingarts/series/themetopera.aspx for more information about the entire series, including a full schedule, locations and ticket information.

The final 4 Live and 4 Encore events of the 2012-2013 The Met: Live in HD season, the award-winning series of live transmissions of select performances to movie theaters, direct from the Metropolitan Opera stage in New York. Over 11 million opera fans have attended the series globally since it began in December 2006.

Below is the 2013 Series Event schedule:

2013 Series Events

2/16 Rigoletto LIVE
3/2 Parsifal LIVE
3/6 Rigoletto Encore 
3/16 Francesca da Rimini LIVE 
3/20 Parsifal Encore 
4/3 Franscesca da Rimini Encore 
4/27 Giulio Cesare LIVE 
5/15 Giulio Cesare Encore 

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Please Email me @sandwichjohnfilmsgiveaways@yahoo.com. And in Subject area Put MET LIVE and 
El Dorado Hills Stadium 13. Please include your name and mailing address.

Winners will be chosen at random and tickets will be given at random.

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Win Your Tickets To See The Met: Live in HD 2013 Season In Elk Grove

Win your tickets to see The Met: Live in HD 2013 season. The screenings will take place at Laguna 16 in Elk Grove, Ca.

Fathom Events has provide SandwichJohnFilms with 5 sets of tickets for each LIVE event and 5 sets for their Encore presentation.

The seventh season of The Met: Live in HD continues on February 16th with the reimagined production of Rigoletto, starring Željko Lucic´, Diana Damrau, & Piotr Beczala and set in 1960 Las Vegas. A total of 4 live presentations and 4 encores remain in this not to be missed season. Each title will be shown live as a Saturday matinee followed by one evening encore on select Wednesdays following the live event.

I Encourage you to spend a day at the cinema, where they’ll not only witness the grandeur of the Met performance but also be treated to behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and creative teams and additional features exclusive to the cinema presentation.

Visit http://www.fathomevents.com/performingarts/series/themetopera.aspx for more information about the entire series, including a full schedule, locations and ticket information.

The final 4 Live and 4 Encore events of the 2012-2013 The Met: Live in HD season, the award-winning series of live transmissions of select performances to movie theaters, direct from the Metropolitan Opera stage in New York. Over 11 million opera fans have attended the series globally since it began in December 2006.

Below is the 2013 Series Event schedule:

2013 Series Events

2/16 Rigoletto LIVE
3/2 Parsifal LIVE
3/6 Rigoletto Encore 
3/16 Francesca da Rimini LIVE 
3/20 Parsifal Encore 
4/3 Franscesca da Rimini Encore 
4/27 Giulio Cesare LIVE 
5/15 Giulio Cesare Encore 

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Please Email me @sandwichjohnfilmsgiveaways@yahoo.com. And in Subject area Put MET LIVE and Laguna 16. Please include your name and mailing address.

Winners will be chosen at random and tickets will be given at random.

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CW's ARROW Extended Trailer

I am a huge fan of CW's Hit TV show ARROW and excited that the show has been renewed for Season 2.

Today we got our hands on an extended trailer for the upcoming February shows.

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THE HOST LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUT On Thursday

TUNE-IN for THE HOST LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUT this Thursday! Get the scoop on THE HOST from Stephenie Meyer and the stars of the film, Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jake Abel and see a BRAND NEW TRAILER for the film that will debut LIVE during the Hangout!

WHAT: LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUT with Stephenie Meyer and the cast of THE HOST, including Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jake Abel.

WHEN: Thursday, February 14th at 11am PST

WHERE: http://www.youtube.com/thehostfilm

What if everything you love was taken from you in the blink of an eye? "The Host" is the next epic love story from the creator of the "Twilight Saga," worldwide bestselling author, Stephenie Meyer. When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about — Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt) , proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

THE HOST hits theaters nationwide March 29th, 2013!

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KISS OF THE DAMNED Poster

Check out the official poster for KISS OF THE DAMNED, written and directed by Xan Cassavetes, starring Josephine de la Baume, Milo Ventimiglia, Roxane Mesquida, Anna Mouglalis, Michael Rapaport, and Riley Keough.

KISS OF THE DAMNED will be available on iTunes/On Demand March 28, 2013, and in theaters May 3, 2013.

Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia), but eventually gives in to their passion. When her troublemaker sister Mimi (Roxane Mesquida) unexpectedly comes to visit, Djuna's love story is threatened, and the whole vampire community becomes endangered.

For more info:
Official Website: http://magnetreleasing.com/kissofthedamned/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KissOfTheDamnedFilm

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Amanda Seyfried In Talks To Join A Million Ways to Die

Amanda Seyfried is in negotiations to join the cast of Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West, the filmmaker's follow-up feature to his hit Ted.

If a deal is made, Seyfried will join Charlize Theron and MacFarlane, who is starring in, directing and co-writing the Western comedy with modern sensibilities.

MRC is behind the movie, and Scott Stuber is producing with MacFarlane.

Million Ways follows a sheepish farmer who chickens out of a gunfight and sees his girlfriend leave him. When he meets a notorious outlaw’s wife (Theron) who offers to teach him how to shoot, the farmer sees a chance to win back his love. Seyfried would play the deserting girlfriend.

A May production start is being eyed.

Seyfried is coming off playing Cosette in Universal and Working Title’s Oscar-nominated adaptation of Les Miserables. She also has the much-buzzed-about Linda Lovelace biopic, Lovelace, awaiting release. The movie premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SNITCH in Sacramento

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for SNITCH! The screening is on Tuesday, February 19th @ 7:00PM @ Century Stadium 14 in Sacramento.

SNITCH is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Ric Roman Waugh and starring Dwayne Johnson. The film will be released in the United States on February 22, 2013.


In the fast-paced action thriller SNITCH, Dwayne Johnson stars as a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years. Desperate and determined to rescue his son at all costs, he makes a deal with the U.S. attorney to work as an undercover informant and infiltrate a drug cartel on a dangerous mission--risking everything, including his family and his own life.


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DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER 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 theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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Sandra Bullock To Voice Scarlet Overkill

Playing against her America’s Sweetheart status, Sandra Bullock has been set to provide the lead villain voice in Minions, the Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment spinoff of the Despicable Me franchise. Bullock will voice Scarlet Overkill, a stylish bad-ass super-villain who is (what else?) bent on world domination. The 3D CG animated comedy has been set for release December 19, 2014.

The adorable yellow henchmen, who got their start in 2010′s Despicable Me, will be back this summer in the sequel. This spinoff establishes that Minions have existed since the beginning of time, in service of history’s most ambitiously evil villains. Through their lovable ineptitude, Minions have managed to thwart and ultimately destroy all of those bad guys. This story picks up in the 1960s, before they hench-ed for Gru. With no more super-villains to serve, the Minions fall into a collective depression and three of them set out to seek a new evil master. They wind up at a villain convention, where they compete for the right to be henchmen for Scarlet Overkill, whose Audrey Hepburn-like high style appearance belies her world domination ambition and her aspirations to become the world’s first female super-villain.

Minions will be produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and it will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay, and Chris Renaud is executive producer.

It’s the fifth feature since Meledandri formed the Universal-based family film unit in 2007. That started with Despicable Me, which grossed over $540 million worldwide and hatched Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at the studio’s Orlando theme park. Despicable Me 2, in which Steve Carell is joined by Kristen Wiig and Al Pacino, gets released by Universal July 3, 2013.11 Bullock next stars with Melissa McCarthy in the Paul Feig-directed Fox comedy The Heat releasing June 28, and then the Alfonso Cuaron-directed Gravity. She stars with George Clooney in the 3-D space film, which opens October 4.

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New MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Trailer & Images

Today we got our hands on the UK trailer for MONSTERS UNIVERSITY. Are you ready for college?


Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn’t stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.



Screaming with laughter and fun, “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”) and produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”). The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.


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A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III Review. It's Very Close To Awful

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Review
By: MattInRC

Does A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III triumphantly signal the return of Charlie Sheen, or does it need more time in rehab?


Some films should never be made - we all have our lists of head-scratchers and films we've almost walked out on. Sadly, a new year brings new candidates; and while A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III isn't 2012's That's My Boy or Cloud Atlas, it's pretty darn close.

Charlie Sheen (Platoon) plays the titular Swan, a 1970's LA graphic designer whose life is thrown for a loop when his girlfriend Ivana (Katheryn Winnick, Love and Other Drugs) leaves him after finding a drawer full of pictures of his past conquests. A party animal and womanizer, Swan probably had this coming, since most of his brain power is dedicated to women and sex. While trying to dispose a bag of her shoes by throwing them down a hill, Charlie somehow ends up in the hospital after crashing his vintage car into a backyard pool. These events aren't necessarily hilarious, but they'll give you a nice chuckle to witness them being played out. As Swan's life begins to spin downward, his Jewish comedic friend Kirby (Jason Schwartzman, Rushmore), his business manager Saul (Bill Murray, Moonrise Kingdom) and his hippie novelist sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette, Stigmata) try to set him straight. But it's Swan who has to do this, and the redemption journey is both chaotic and hard to follow.


An oddball mix of semi-funny skits and a mostly wandering script that resolves itself far too soon, Glimpse doesn't spend too long doing anything in particular, which I suppose is part of its DNA. But the final product is so thin on story and emotion that we're never really a part of things. Sometimes that kind of detachment is good and even necessary; for a dramedy that requires us to actually like the characters, Glimpse is nothing more than that. The blame for this massive error cannot be placed on any one person's shoulders, but let's heap a lot on Writer/Director Roman Copola (CQ), who doesn't get the best out of his actors, even though it's his own story. Considering his resume includes co-writing credit for Moonrise Kingdom, one should have hoped for more convincing or at least better produced. Sheen has emerged from his self-destructive train ride a lesser actor, one who is now better suited for 30-minute television than first-run movies like Wall Street. But he's just a part of an acting troupe whose performances feel limited and mailed in, perhaps partially due to the film's paltry 86-minute runtime. I was surprised to learn that hottie Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) made an appearance - and is credited - but I spent the entire movie fruitlessly searching for her If she's the booted leader of the secret agent women called the SSBB's - who pursue Swan and Kirby for all of two minutes - please inform the director and tell her I think she's hot.

A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III is run of the mill independent fare, filled with an impressive but completely underused cast. If this is supposed to be the triumphant return of Charlie Sheen, someone better inform him otherwise. It's not terrible, but minus the SSBB's and few visually appealing collages at the beginning, the rest is paper-thin-barely-passable-vagueness that gets very close to awful.

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Martin Scorsese To Executive Produce Malavita

Oscar®-Winner Martin Scorsese is now officially appointed as Executive Producer on EuropaCorp and Relativity’s mafia action film currently-titled Malavita directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional) and starring Oscar®-Winner Robert De Niro (Limitless, Heat), Oscar®-Nominee Michelle Pfeiffer (Dark Shadows, People Like Us), Oscar®-Winner Tommy Lee Jones (No Country For Old Men, Men in Black), Dianna Agron (Glee, I Am Number Four) and John D’Leo (The Wrestler, Wanderlust). Scorsese and Besson started on Malavita with an informal partnership where he played an important role offering creative consultation before and during filming. Now that Scorsese’s role has been formalized as executive producer, he will continue to work with Besson throughout the film's post-production and editing process.

The mafia action film Malavita, in theaters October 18th, is the story of the Manzonis, a notorious mafia family who gets relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program. While they do their best to fit in, old habits die hard and they soon find themselves handling things the “family” way.

The script is adapted by Besson from the book Badfellas by author Tonino Benacquista. Virginie Besson-Silla (From Paris with Love) from EuropaCorp is producing. Relativity's Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) is producing, while the studio's Tucker Tooley (Immortals) will executive produce along with Scorsese.

ABOUT RELATIVITY MEDIA

Follow Relativity Media on Facebook and Twitter. Relativity Media is a next-generation studio engaged in multiple aspects of entertainment, including full-scale film and television production and distribution, the co-financing of major studio film slates, music publishing, sports management and digital media. Additionally, the company makes strategic partnerships with, and investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets. To date, Relativity has produced, distributed, and/or structured financing for more than 200 motion pictures. Released films have accumulated more than $17 billion in worldwide box office receipts. Relativity’s recent films include: Movie 43, House at the End of the Street, The Bourne Legacy, The Raven, Mirror Mirror, Act of Valor, Haywire, Immortals, Tower Heist, Bridesmaids, Limitless, Hop, Cowboys & Aliens, Battle: Los Angeles, Little Fockers, The Fighter, The Social Network, Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, Dear John, It’s Complicated, Couples Retreat and Zombieland. Upcoming films for Relativity include: Movie 43, Safe Haven, 21 and Over, Paranoia and Malavita. Forty-six of the company’s films have opened to No. 1 at the box office. Relativity films have earned 63 Oscar® nominations, including nods for The Fighter, The Social Network, The Wolfman, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma. Seventy-two of Relativity’s films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts. RelativityREAL, Relativity’s television arm, has more than 70 projects in active production, including 17 original series that are currently airing or will air in the upcoming television season including Police Women for TLC, Coming Home for Lifetime and The Great Food Truck Race for Food Network. Relativity also owns and operates RogueLife, Relativity’s digital content studio is developing original content for the web and creating sustainable online platforms and communities. Relativity Music Group, a music division of Relativity, provides music supervision, music publishing catalogues and soundtrack services for films produced and/or distributed by Relativity Media and other major Hollywood studios. Relativity Sports is a fast-growing sports agency dedicated to providing high profile athletes a full range of professional development services including contract negotiation, marketing, media relations, fan management, brand building with entrepreneurial ventures, community involvement and personal services. Clients include NBA, NFL and MLB athletes. For additional information, please visit www.relativitymedia.com.

ABOUT EUROPACORP

EuropaCorp ranks amongst the top European film studios. Founded in 1999, EuropaCorp's different activities include production, theater distribution, home entertainment, VOD, sales of TV rights for France as well as sales of international rights, partnerships and licenses, original soundtrack production and publishing. The Group has also been producing TV drama since 2010. EuropaCorp's integrated financial model generates revenues from a wide range of sources. With films from a wide range of genres and a strong presence in the international market, the Group has produced some of the latest French worldwide record-breaking successes. EuropaCorp’s catalogue includes 500 films and the company employs 120 permanent staff members. EuropaCorp recently produced TAKEN 2, which became the biggest French production ever at the international box-ofice, cuming $375M box office worldwide. More information on www.europacorp-corporate.com

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