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The Family Review. The Film Is Good Mobster Fun

The Family Review By: MattInRC
The Family is good mobster fun, so long as you don't take it too seriously.

Mob movies are a favorite of American moviegoers. For some reason, we root for people which we normally despise as dark and dangerous folk, as greed or the law catches up with them. Comedic mob films somehow allow us to find a happier middle ground, putting a nicer dress on what is usually a dreary affair. The Family is just that sort of movie, a rip-roaringly hilarious film about a mob family under Witness Protection whose penchant for violence makes them more dangerous than the people who are hunting them.


The Manzoni family have been on the run ever since second-generation Giovanni (Robert De Niro) snitched, enjoying life in Witness Protection by smashing and blowing up their way through Europe. If it's not Giovanni, it's his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) or their two children (Dianna Agron and John D'Leo) who are caught in some sort of ultra-violent mishap…

Insidious: Chapter 2 Review. Here's Why You Should Watch It

Insidious: Chapter 2 Review By: MattInRC
Insidious: Chapter 2 is a fun, well-built horror machine.


As a person not inclined to view horror films with any frequency, I've been amazed by the genre's recent renaissance. What was a boring gore-fest of blood and severed body parts has been replaced with a growing list of quality character-driven films surrounded by excellent actors. Insidious: Chapter 2 is another example of this rebirth, a seat-clenching and highly enjoyable sequel to Director James Wan's low-budget smash hit from 2011.


Having survived the events of the first film, Renai (Rose Byrne) and Josh (Patrick Wilson) have moved in with Josh's mother Lorainne (Barbara Hershey), hoping their family can make a fresh start. Unfortunately, the first rule of possession movies soon becomes abundantly clear: the spirit haunts the person, not the home. As murder follows the family, we learn that the Josh is still the target, who is now inhabited by a demon responsible f…

Homefront Trailer Starring Statham & Franco

The first trailer for Homefront has dropped today. Homefront is an upcoming action-thriller directed by Gary Fleder. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Chuck Logan and was adapted into a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone. It stars Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth.

Phil Broker (Statham), a low level DEA agent sees his quiet family life turned upside down when his path crosses with a band of drug traffickers, led by Gator (Franco), a meth kingpin.

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Batfleck Will BeTired, Weary & Seasoned

Warner Bros. were also present, represented by CEO Kevin Tsujihara, and he dropped a few more hints about what we can expect from Ben Affleck's Batman in the Man Of Steel follow-up.

Batfleck will be "tired, weary and seasoned" having been doing the no-powers superhero thing "for a while" says Tsujihara. That chimes neatly with the story that Josh Brolin was approached for the role at one point, and with director Zack Snyder's own original announcement that Affleck's will be "a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter". While the film won't be an adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns (which already exists as an animation), Frank Miller's grizzled, beaten-up, worn-in Batman is clearly something like the vibe intended.

Of the absurd casting controversy, Tsujihara allows only that the response from fans has been "passionate": a testament, he says, to Batman&…

Star Wars Standalone Films Will Be Origin Stories

Disney's chief financial officer Jay Rasulo gave a presentation to an investor conference at the Bank Of America yesterday. While much of it - as you'd expect given the context - is dispiriting marketing speak about branding, merchandising and licensing opportunities, there was also one small but significant piece of intel about the new Star Wars films. We've known for some time that standalone films about famous supporting characters are in development alongside the trilogy beginning with Star Wars Episode VII. Now Rasulo reveals that those standalone films will be origin stories.

Reaffirming that we can expect a Star Wars every year from 2015 on, Rasulo's wording (only paraphrased by Variety) was that Disney will be alternating a trilogy film and "an origin story" annually. If you were an investor, you'd be reassured that that strategy sits alongside two Marvels, a Disney animation, and one or two Pixars.

Following The Lone Ranger debacle he says that b…

DON JON Premiere Photos

Relativity Media has provide me with pictures from the premiere of  DON JON.


Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to "pull" a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn't compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she's determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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New Poster For Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

Today we got our hands on the new poster for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

86 year-old Irving Zisman is on a journey across America with the most unlikely companions, his 8 year-old Grandson Billy in "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”. This October, the signature Jackass character Irving Zisman (Johnny Knoxville) and Billy (Jackson Nicholl) will take movie audiences along for the most insane hidden camera road trip ever captured on camera.

Along the way Irving will introduce the young and impressionable Billy to people, places and situations that give new meaning to the term childrearing. The duo will encounter male strippers, disgruntled child beauty pageant contestants (and their equally disgruntled mothers), funeral home mourners, biker bar patrons and a whole lot of unsuspecting citizens.

Real people in unreal situations, making for one really messed up comedy

In theaters everywhere October 25th

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Djimon Hounsou Joins Fast 7

The cast already includes Ronda Rousey, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham.

Most of the franchise’s top talent are returning for “Fast & Furious 7,″ including Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, producer Neal H. Moritz and writer Chris Morgan, with James Wan directing.

Moritz and Diesel return as producers.

No plot details have been unveiled yet, except that the film will return to Los Angeles after the previous six films were set in other locations. Co-president of production Jeff Kirschenbaum and creative executive Jay Polidoro will oversee the project.

This May’s “Fast & Furious 6″ was the highest-grossing pic in the series, with $788 million worldwide.

Hounsou can be seen next in Fox Searchlight’s “Baggage Claim” and follows that up with a busy 2014 that includes Legendary’s “Seventh Son,” Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “How to Train Your Dragon 2.”

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Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary Poster

As we creep ever closer to the November 23 airdate for Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary episode – which we now know is called The Day Of The Doctor – the BBC is setting the hoopla levels to high. To kick things off properly, the first poster for the project is online, featuring current TARDIS occupant Matt Smith, previous, er, tenant David Tennant and mysterious “Doctor” figure John Hurt.

Hurt, you’ll recall, was introduced at the end of last series' The Name Of The Doctor, and the exact nature of his identity, and how it connects to the Doctor’s own, will be cleared up in the special episode. At least, we hope it will: you know how Steven Moffat likes to keep us all guessing. The special will also feature current companion Clara (Jenna Coleman) and the return of Billie Piper’s Rose Tyler, and will be 75 minutes long.

“The Day Of The Doctor is nearly here! Hope you all enjoy,” says Smith in the official press release. “There’s lots more coming your way, as the countdown to the 50th …

THE FIFTH ESTATE BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH Interview

THE FIFTH ESTATE BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH Interview By: John Meneghetti
Here is the interview with BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH from the Toronto international film festival. He sat down and talked about his upcoming film THE FIFTH ESTATE and so much more.


Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate cri…

J. K. Rowling Returning To The World Of Harry Potter

Abandon all cynicism those who enter here, because Warner Bros. has put the wizarding world back in motion. News is just in that J. K. Rowling is working on a new movie set in the world of Harry Potter, her first screenplay and a possible launchpad for a whole Potter-ish franchise.


The film, which will be based on Rowling's (officially, Magizoologist Newt Scamander's) universe-expanding Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, will be set in the wizarding world. It will feature creatures and characters - some new, some already familiar to Potter fans - and, promises Rowling, will be "neither a prequel nor a sequel to the Harry Potter series, but an extension of the wizarding world" set 70 years before Harry Potter sets foot in Hogwarts. That puts it somewhere around 1921, when Scamander would have been about 24 according to in-world chronology.

"It all started when Warner Bros. came to me with the suggestion of turning Fantastic Beasts into a film," Rowling…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For WE ARE WHAT WE ARE In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For WE ARE WHAT WE ARE on Monday, September 23 @ 7:00PM  In San Francisco.


In WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, “Boardwalk Empire”) rules his family with a rigorous fervor, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Ambyr Childers, THE MASTER) and Rose (Julia Garner, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.


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Rancho Obi-Wan In Guinness World Records® 2014

It's Official! Rancho Obi-Wan Houses The “Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia” According to Guinness World Records® 2014

Rancho Obi-Wan, a Northern California non-profit museum, has officially been recognized by GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS as housing the “Largest Collection of Star Wars Memorabilia” in the galaxy. Steve Sansweet, the collection's owner, has amassed more than 300,000 unique Star Wars items since 1977. The just-released GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS 2014 Edition features an amazing two-page photograph of part of the collection.


“I’m delighted with the recognition from GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS, which for years has been the authority in these matters,” said Sansweet, president and CEO of Rancho Obi-Wan and Fan Relations Adviser for Lucasfilm Ltd. “We were really excited to work with them. Preparing the photo shoot set a record in my book for one of the most fun-filled days ever at the museum. We were especially happy to have Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of GUINNESS WO…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For DON JON In Sacramento

Win Tickets To A Screening For DON JON on Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 PM at Century Downtown In Sacramento.


In his directorial debut, writer-director Joseph Gordon-Levitt also stars as Jon Martello—a New Jersey guy who loves his family, his friends, his church… and his porn. When he meets Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson), a perfect “dime” with an infatuation with romantic Hollywood movies, they struggle to find happiness while wrestling with their respective ideals of what the opposite sex should be.


The film also stars Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly and Brie Larson also star in this insightful and unexpected comedy about searching for true intimacy in a world full of unrealistic expectations.


Jon Martello is a modern day Don Juan who objectifies everything in his life, especially women. His friends call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. But his addiction to porn has made him dissatisfied with life and he sets out…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ENOUGH SAID In Sacramento

Win Tickets To A Screening For ENOUGH SAID on Wednesday, September 25 at September 25 at 7:00 PM in at Century Roseville.


ENOUGH SAID is an upcoming American comedy film directed and written by Nicole Holofcener. The film stars James Gandolfini (in one of his final film roles), Toni Collette, Catherine Keener, Ben Falcone, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Toby Huss.


A divorced and single parent, Eva (Julia Louis Dreyfus) spends her days enjoying work as a masseuse but dreading her daughter's impending departure for college. She meets Albert (James Gandolfini) - a sweet, funny and like-minded man also facing an empty nest. As their romance quickly blossoms, Eva befriends Marianne (Catherine Keener), her new massage client. Marianne is a beautiful poet who seems "almost perfect" except for one prominent quality: she rags on her ex-husband way too much. Suddenly, Eva finds herself doubting her own relationship with Albert as she learns the truth about Marianne's Ex. ENOUGH SAID…

Mortal Instruments Sequel Put On Hold

After a disappointing B.O. opening for “Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” Constantin Films has delayed the production of the next installment “Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes.”

Principal photography was expected to start later this year and Constantin said in a statement that the reason for the delay is to “analyze the results to date and reposition the franchise in order to maximize the results for future installments.”

Since opening on Aug. 21, the $60 million dollar adaptation of the Cassandra Clare tome has grossed more than $70 million worldwide but only $28 million domestically.

Helmer Harald Zwart was expected to return, as were stars Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell Bower.

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