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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Paul Bettany Cast As The Vision In The Avengers: The Age of Ultron

Paul Bettany is getting an upgrade.

The actor, who has been lending his voice to Jarvis, the computer program-cum-butler in Marvel’s Iron Man movies, has now been cast as iconic Avenger hero the Vision in The Avengers: The Age of Ultron.

Joss Whedon is directing the movie, which promises to be chock-a-block with heroes and villains. The cast of the first movie are returning, which will now include Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlett Witch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver. James Spader is playing the lead villain, Ultron, while Thomas Kretschmann will play Baron Strucker.

Bettany’s casting puts Age of Ultron and maybe even Ant-Man into a clearer lens. Ultron is a classic Marvel villain who was created by Dr. Hank Pym, who he looked at as a father figure. He eventually turned on Pym -- and humanity -- and went on to "father" his own creation, the synthetic orange-skinned android known as the Vision. Vision, in turn, rejects Ultron and joins the Avengers, eventually striking up a romance with the Scarlett Witch.

Michael Douglas is cast as Pym in Ant-Man, which opens July 17, after Age of Ultron, which is due to open May 1. It also offers up the possibility of Douglas appearing in the Avengers sequel.

It also begs the question of whether the movie takes a turn from the comic book canon and makes the Jarvis computer system the basis for the creation of Vision.

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Clip From True Detective Episode 4

In anticipation of this Sunday's fourth episode of HBO's True Detective we have a clip from the upcoming episode.

True Detective is written by Nic Pizzolatto and directed by Cary Fukunaga. It centers on two detectives, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), whose lives collide and entwine during a seventeen-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana. The investigation of a bizarre murder in 1995 is framed and interlaced with testimony from the detectives in 2012, when the case has been reopened.



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Vampire Academy Review. Pales To Excite & Keep Our Attention

Vampire Academy Review
By April Faith Spice

Vampire Academy will probably please the avid fan's of the widely popular YA Book series by the same name, but to someone who isn't familiar with the story it pales to excite and keep attention. While reminding us several times that it is indeed not "Twilight" it still cast's a main character that looks and broods remarkably like "Edward Cullen" (Dominic Sherwood as Christian Ozera) and features quite a few panning tree shots that even my Jr. High age daughter said, "This looks like Twilight".


Vampire Academy takes place at St. Vladimir’s, a hidden boarding school attended by Moroi (nice vampires who can come out in the day) and Dhampir (half-vampire/half-human guardians who are trained to protect the members of the 12 Moroi families). Rose Hathaway (Zoey Duetch) is a Dhampir gauardian to Moroi princess Lissa (Lucy Fry) who are on the run when they are caught and brought back to St. Vladimir's. Then ensues a story mixed between X-Men, Harry Potter and Mean Girls. (Fitting since the director Mark Watters, also directed Mean Girls). There is a plot to kill the princess, lot's of training for Rose to protect her properly and various high school hazing scheme's.


The best parts of the movie are most defintely Zoey Deutch and her witty comeback's and "Mean Girl" esq jokes and Sarah Hyland who play's geeky Moroi Vampire Natalie. Lucy Fry (Lissa) leaves behind an utterly boring performance, but who knows, maybe her character is just as boring in the books. The ADR was pretty terrible and fight sequences seemed pretty forced.


While I didn't completely hate the movie, It is not one I find myself wanting to see again or even care if the following movies are made to further the story. I thought that maybe I would be more interested in finishing the book series once I saw it, but sadly that was not the case.



I think if you have teenage girls who are wanting to see a movie this weekend, this one will not disappoint them, There are hot boys and witty dialogue. My Jr High daughter enjoyed it, but when a theater laughs after characters are tortured, I'm assuming that is not a good sign as far as how the box office numbers are going to turn out!

Vampire Academy is rated PG-13

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The Monuments Men Review. Film Utterly Disappoints, Playing Fast & Loose

The Monuments Men Review
By: MattInRC


There are two ways to view the ensemble historical drama The Monuments Men: the first is through the unfiltered eyes of the average moviegoer, interested in the genre and impressed by its stellar cast. The other way is to take a more realistic view of its rise from Oscar-sure-to-be to its odd February banishment. Regardless of how you look at it, the film utterly disappoints, playing fast and loose with its history and wasting every one of its emotional assets along the way.


Based on Author Robert M. Edsel's account, the movie follows a group of American artists and designers as they struggle to preserve the world's greatest works of art while the final months of World War II draw to an end. The Nazis have been hording art and sculptures in the hopes of showcasing all of them in a Fuhrer Museum; but as the war turns against them, the Nazis decide to hide the precious works in mines across a battered Europe. Cue the concerned art historian Frank Stokes (George Clooney) who recruits a 1940's nerd version of Ocean's Eleven: an expert art restorer (Matt Damon), an architect (Bill Murray), a sculptor (John Goodman), a theater guy (Bob Balaban), a disgraced British museum head (Hugh Bonneville), and a former French painting instructor (Jean Dujardin). As the team begins their search, they will learn the cruelty of Hitler's actions and will be unprepared at what the horrors of war have in store for them.


Monuments Men isn't terrible, but its script by Clooney and Grant Heslov doesn't capture the excitement of a true-life tale and misses every opportunity to impress and inspire us beyond the automatic support we naturally grant it. Everything here feels superficial and bland, as if the personalities behind these remarkable men and women weren't deemed exciting enough to keep our interest. What these people did should be celebrated, for the Nazis plan in 1945 to destroy the art would have resulted in a cultural vacuum from which the world could never recover. But the Director Clooney can't get out of his own way here, limping through that harsh reality while his first-rate talent is given nothing memorable to say. While turning in understated performances, a key scene between Murray and Balaban has no emotional connection and feels victim to an earlier edit that keeps us from learning more about Murray's personal life. The real star here is the French art curator Claire Simone (Cate Blanchett), who knows the location of her stolen pieces but is worried that the Americans will steal them for themselves. Blanchett has been our favorite since she was denied an Oscar for the amazing Elizabeth (look up who actually won and you'll become nauseated), and she's the only thing keeping this from being a total snooze-fest. When she's gone, Clooney and company try to look worried about Hitler's devious plans and try to be funny when it's time for the requisite laugh, but mostly stumble through each scene like they grabbed a camera and shot it guerrilla style. Continuity is off, our actors become emotional without good enough reasons, and the 50's Hollywood style of oft-repeating the film's theme from Alexander Desplat gets old about 40 minutes in.


What also bothers us is more practical: if the film was aiming to celebrate the good deeds of the these remarkable people, then why change their names? The real heroes - George Stout and Rose Vallard - have been replaced by Stokes and Simone, a decision that's not only unnecessary but a tad insulting. Historical accuracy should have been one of its many strengths, but instead we're gripped by an exceeding dull art heist flick that has something important to say but never gets to it. And this is why The Monuments Men saw its enticing December release bumped to January and then February. Don't believe the bull which the promoters are shoveling that the film needed "more production time": this probably explains why the MPAA left an empty spot in the Best Picture nominations, as it was probably meant for Monuments. It's not only the amazing museum pieces that have gone missing here, but the spark of a well-made George Clooney film.

The Monuments Men could have inspired the average moviegoer to research one of the great forgotten stories of World War II; instead, it bores us with a style equal to a dull museum docent who dutifully memorizes the company script while ignoring their audience's questions or the opportunity for a teachable moment. For a film so obsessed with art, we hear so little about its value from Clooney and company that its message soon is reduced to a re-steal caper. Perhaps one day we'll learn the real story of these brave and unassuming men, for their sacrifice saved Europe from intellectual destruction, and that has to be more interesting than this overly-scrubbed and tepid affair. The Monuments Men is rated PG-13 and has a runtime of 118 minutes.

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Lucky Bastard Review. Believe Me, It's That Bad

Lucky Bastard Review
By: MattInRC

It goes without saying that we at SJF sometimes review films not meant for theatrical release. Sometimes referred to as 'Direct-to-DVD,' many of these feature poor scripts, worse acting, and a sense that film students were given free reign by someone who didn't know any better. Lucky Bastard is one of these, a tasteless and scattershot film utterly without value or even the sense to know it's dead on arrival.

Slapped with an NC-17 rating for extreme nudity and imagined scenes of rape, the story follows a team of porno producers and actresses as they run into a fan who just won't take 'no' for an answer after a contest goes bad. It's a 'found footage' affair, complete with jittery pans and dizzying tennis-style back and forth as our actors pound each other before the bad guy arrives to have sex with the company's top dog. When he's mocked for prematurely shooting his wad, the young kid has his revenge, whacking nearly everyone before dying himself at the hands of Lucky Bastard's finest asset.

We could have given it higher ratings had the film actually decided on using real bondage techniques to tie up its victims, or the acting had been above the high school musical effort we're forced to endure. Lucky Bastard - the name of the porn website - can't reveal its sexual nature for fear of being branded a straight-up porno, but keeps reminding us of a rejected candidate for Cinemax After Dark. At least there, we get closeups of T&A - here, it's a 'whoops!' moment of full-frontal hilarity, followed by declarations of why porn is such a leecher's environment. No duh, but that message gets lost early on and by the end we couldn't care who dies. It's not even good enough to be granted the 'so bad it's funny' title, reminding us instead of the old adage, 'just because you can, doesn't mean you should.'

Lucky Bastard doesn't know when to quit - it becomes so entrenched in its 'horror-porn' personality that it forgets why it exists in the first place. We can't recommend this on any level, for its obvious stage production values detract from any message about the industry it tries so desperately to make. It's rated NC-17 and has a runtime of 94 excruciating minutes.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Bottled Up Starring Melissa Leo Arrives In Theaters & On Demand March 6th

The highly acclaimed film Bottled Up (Olympus Pictures) makes its theatrical premiere on March 6, 2014 in select theaters across the US. The film will also be available through the largest video on demand platforms In Demand and Vubiquity starting on February 28, 2014. Bottled Up (Olympus Pictures) film is starring Oscar winner Melissa Leo (Fay), Marin Ireland (Sylvie), and Josh Hamilton (Becket) is a modern day drama that beautifully conveys the heart-wrenching struggle that comes with love and addiction.

Film Director Enid Zentelis, nearly a decade after the success of her critically acclaimed “Evergreen,” offers a stirring look into the debilitating effects of prescription drug abuse through the eyes of a talented cast. Melissa Leo, the protagonist, is faced with the difficult choice of living a life, or beginning to live, dictated by the daughter she loves according to her own needs.



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Final POSTER For THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB

Nothing like a little group therapy.

Come celebrate the release of Lionsgate's upcoming comedy, THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB with the FINAL poster! Nothing lifts you higher than friendship, and these moms have come together to inspire each other through it all. Supporting one other, this sisterhood overcomes life's many hurdles with the help of their newfound friends.

When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.

TYLER PERRY’S THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB is written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry. Lionsgate and Tyler Perry Studios Present, A Tyler Perry Studios/Lionsgate Production.

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The LEGO Movie Review. The Film Is Hilarious, Inventive & Should Not Be Missed

The LEGO Movie Review
By: MattInRC

Is The LEGO Movie worthy enough for us to put down our bricks to see it? Read on to find out!


As an original (and former) LEGO collector, my youth was filled endlessly assembling red, blue, and gray bricks into space ships, vehicles, and structures while Han Solo and Darth Vader looked on, hoping for a piece of that action. But I was among the few who saw the Danish creations as more than the 'suggestions' featured on the box. For me, it wasn't about skyscrapers or Star Destroyers, but the merging of sets into new and terrific forms. The new LEGO is all about pre-established environments that require minimal knowledge and zero imagination to build; such realities might be new norm, but luckily the premise of the company's first film The Lego Movie boldly addresses this in hilarious fashion. Its arrival to theaters this week will have you in stitches while conjuring the real reason why we love those plastic parts so much.


The ordinary LEGO mini-figure Emmet (voiced by Chris Pratt) goes about his days at a Bricksburg construction site, blissfully unaware of the evil approaching his city. He and the citizens of Bricksburg sing, dance, and consume media and over-priced coffee via the leader President Business (voiced by Will Ferrell), whose persona hides the evil Lord Business. For reasons later released, he wants to glue down all of the LEGO worlds so its citizens can't recombine the building blocks into new and creative ways. One day, Emmet meets the tough Wyldstyle (voiced by Elizabeth Banks) who's been sent by the Master Builder wizard Vitruvius (voiced by Morgan Freeman) to find The Special, a Master Builder who will bring peace to the LEGO universe while defeating Lord Business and his henchman Good Cop/Bad Cop (voiced by Liam Neeson). Unfortunately, the dim-witted Emmet is no Master Builder, and so he and Wyldstyle recruit various heroes including Batman (voiced by Will Arnett), Uni-Kitty (voiced by Alison Brie), Metalbeard (voiced by Nick Offerman) and "the 1980-something space guy" Benny (voiced by Charlie Day). Together, they must stop Lord Business from releasing his devious plan on Taco Tuesday and recreating the LEGO universe in his own image.


Directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs franchise) have created a pitch-perfect production, infused with a bit of Muppets zaniness, plenty of cameos, and a third act reveal that was shocking to our test audience. There are also little Lego Easter eggs scattered all of over the place - such as the displaying of parts numbers for various building blocks - but it's the story about the rekindling of our youth that rings most true. LEGO would have been great had it simply stuck to the animated angle, but Lord and Miller take it up a notch when they do that thing I can't tell you about. Their decision raises the stakes in a way few films have done, turning our interpretation of this crazy world on its ear and making us realize the reason why the colored bricks and mini-people have always been so appealing.


Sometimes, voice-overs simply don't work (see The Nut Job), but here Lord and Miller get the most out of what has to be the most star-studded lineup ever collected for a film. Our actors do an excellent job of throwing out silly puns and working together so that their voices don't seem like they were individually recorded in some cold forbidding studio. Writers Dan and Kevin Hageman introduce so many hilarious tips-of-the-hat from the LEGO universe and the film genre in general that we had a hard time keeping up with all of them. That's not a bad thing, as it simply means we'll have to return to the theater several times to pick them all up. We had some trouble understanding the dialogue over the music and effects, but we're willing to write that off as a theater issue instead of glitch with the film itself.

In the end, The LEGO Movie is such an inoffensive and silly ride that no one should leave the theater with a frown. It hits all the right paces, keeps us in stitches, and solidifies the LEGO brand as something more than a basement dweller freak show inside adult nerd palaces. Much like those colorful blocks, it reminds us that anything is possible and that our world is truly what we build of it, not what some instructions dictate in a manual. In a time of derivative sequels and 'seen-that-before' malaise, it proves that great ideas can still capture our imagination. Now if you'll excuse me, it's time I bust out my old collection and grab Luke and Leia for a new adventure. The LEGO Movie is rated PG for reasons I can't fathom and has a runtime of 100 minutes.

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SABOTAGE'S RED BAND TRAILER KICKS ASS

Finally Arnold delivers a bad ass trailer.

Are you ready for RED BAND? This #SabotageMovie red band trailer shows NO mercy.

The countdown is officially over…the new RED BAND TRAILER for Open Road's SABOTAGE is here! Bloody, explosive, and deadly, this extended peek shows just how high the stakes are for this team of highly skilled DEA agents after they bust one of the world's deadliest drug cartels. As the body count rises, it's up to Arnold Schwarzenegger to figure out who is killing his men. From the writer of Training Day and the director of End of Watch, SABOTAGE, also starring Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Josh Holloway, hits theaters on MARCH 28th. So head over to IGN and take a look at the intense new trailer now!

In "Sabotage", Arnold Schwarzenegger leads an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they think their work is done - until, one-by-one, the team members mysteriously start to be eliminated. As the body count rises, everyone is a suspect.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ENDLESS LOVE In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For ENDLESS LOVE on February, 11 2014 at 07:30 PM in San Francisco.


ENDLESS LOVE is an upcoming American romantic drama film directed by Shana Feste and co-written with Joshua Safran. A remake of Franco Zeffirelli's 1981 film of same name and second adaptation of Scott Spencer's novel, the film stars an ensemble cast headed by Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde.


Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) star in Universal Pictures’ ENDLESS LOVE, the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. Directed by Shana Feste (Country Strong), the romantic drama co-stars Robert Patrick, Bruce Greenwood, Rhys Wakefield, Dayo Okeniyi, Emma Rigby and Joely Richardson. Scott Stuber and Pamela Abdy (Identity Thief) of Bluegrass Films are joined by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl) of Fake Empire to produce the film from writers Josh Safran (Gossip Girl), Feste and Schwartz. Inspired by the 1979 novel and 1981 film of the same name, ENDLESS LOVE will be released on Valentine’s Day, 2014.


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New Trailer For ERNEST & CELESTINE

New trailer for the 2014 Academy Award® nominated ERNEST & CELESTINE, which opens in LA on February 28th and in NY on March 14th, followed by national expansion to all major US markets.



ACADEMY AWARD® NOMINATED – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
WINNER LA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION – BEST ANIMATED FEATURE


FEATURING THE VOICES OF FOREST WHITAKER, MACKENZIE FOY, LAUREN BACALL, PAUL GIAMATTI, WILLIAM H. MACY, MEGAN MULLALLY, NICK OFFERMAN, JEFFREY WRIGHT.

From the creators of Kirikou and the Sorceress, Triplets of Belleville and The Secret of Kells comes a visually stunning, enormously entertaining new film with generation-spanning appeal.

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Fresh from standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto, Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bugs Bunny and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde. Bringing it all together is the on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters – a flowing, tender and playful rapport that will put a smile on your face and make your heart glow.

Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine is winner of the Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous festival prizes. The voice cast includes Forest Whitaker (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight: Breaking Dawn), Lauren Bacall (The Big Sleep), Paul Giamatti (John Adams), William H. Macy (Fargo), Megan Mullally (Will and Grace), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), and Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire).

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THE QUIET ONES TEASER POSTER & TRAILER

Something unspeakable is happening to Jane Harper.

Lionsgate has just unleashed a brand new haunting TEASER POSTER for their upcoming film, THE QUIET ONES! From the producers of Let Me In and The Woman in Black, THE QUIET ONES stars Sam Claflin as a university student led by a determined professor (Jared Harris) on a quest to create a poltergeist.The exploration of a young women's dark psyche begins to unravel their sanity as they are confronted with a terrible reality. What they discovered would change history forever. Based on actual events, find out the truth behind THE QUIET ONES this Spring!

A university student (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and some classmates are recruited to carry out a private experiment -- to create a poltergeist. Their subject: an alluring, but dangerously disturbed young woman (Olivia Cooke of Bates Motel). Their quest: to explore the dark energy that her damaged psyche might manifest. As the experiment unravels along with their sanity, the rogue PHD students, led by their determined professor (Jared Harris of Mad Men), are soon confronted with a terrifying reality: they have triggered an unspeakable force with a power beyond all explanation. Inspired by true events, The Quiet Ones is directed by John Pogue from a screenplay by Craig Rosenberg and Oren Moverman and John Pogue, and based on a screenplay by Tom de Ville.



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Food Networks Buy This Restaurant Episode One Recap

Aspiring restaurant owners take the first steps toward achieving their dreams in new Food Network series Buy This Restaurant.

With the help of commercial real estate expert Keith Simpson, each hopeful restaurateur searches to find the ideal space to launch their new business. In each episode, Keith shows each novice three different properties that could work for their restaurant concept and helps them visualize how the space can work for their business. From a turn-key operation complete with supplies but little room for creativity to a vacant, dilapidated space that needs renovation but has tons of potential, Keith helps the newbies secure the foundation to run the restaurant of their dreams.

“Owning a restaurant is the new American dream and we wanted to capture the exciting, yet crucial first steps of launching that dream into reality,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network.

In one episode, Keith helps Texas native, Joanie, find the best space to launch her new juice business. Currently operating out of a mobile trailer, Joanie is looking for a brick and mortar that will not be a huge financial risk. Keith pushes her outside her comfort zone by showing her a variety of spaces in Austin including a bar and restaurant on popular 6th street, a former music store and an abandoned Thai restaurant. Each property is more different than the next but with Keith’s skilled eye he is able to map out the transformation so Joanie can envision her future and make the final decision that will determine the success of her business. In another episode, Keith heads to Minneapolis to guide Kelly and her sister Lisa as they search for the perfect space to launch their café. Keith shows these first-time buyers a charming café in a lakeside community, a busy downtown coffee shop and a rundown bakery in the suburbs. Kelly and Lisa are overwhelmed as they make one of the biggest decisions of their career.

Keith Simpson is a commercial real estate expert specializing in restaurant businesses and properties. He began his career in the UK as a chef in 1973 graduating from a London college for Hotel and Catering. His career led him to graciously cater for the British Royal Family which developed his taste not only for fine wine but also his desire to share food with others. Keith purchased his first restaurant in California in 1996 and in 2006 – at the height of the economy – he sold it for over three times what he paid. This initial deal piqued his interest in real estate and Keith became a full-time restaurant broker. Over the course of his career, Keith has owned three restaurants and one catering company in addition to his many successful property deals. His deals run the gamut from small family-owned pizza joints to fine dining establishments. Keith resides in Sacramento, California.

Buy This Restaurant is produced by Magnetic Productions.

FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown more than 10 times and is now the second largest monthly magazine on the newsstand, with over 11.6 million readers. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24 hour networks in Great Britain, India, Asia and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Great American Country (www.gactv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), and Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com), is the manager and general partner.

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Da Vinci’s Demons SEASON TWO FEATURETTE

STARZ RELEASES “DA VINCI’S DEMONS” KEY ART PLUS ALL NEW SEASON TWO FEATURETTE

The Sophomore Season of the Action Adventure Series from David S. Goyer Premieres Saturday, March 22 at 9pm ET/PT

STARZ today released the official image of the key art, accompanied with a live action video version, for the anticipated second season of the historical fantasy “Da Vinci’s Demons,” an original series created by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight trilogy).

The key art showcases a freefalling Leonardo da Vinci (played by Tom Riley), as he endeavors to reach new heights like the legend of Icarus. The story of Icarus is a metaphor for da Vinci’s journey in season two of “Da Vinci's Demons,” as he continues to put himself and those he loves in danger in his unending quest for truth and knowledge.

The network also released a “New Season” sneak peak video featurette with interviews from series creator/executive producer, David S. Goyer and returning cast members Tom Riley, Laura Haddock, Elliot Cowan, Lara Pulver, Blake Ritson and Gregg Chillin. New cast members Carolina Guerra (who plays Ima, the seductive Inca High Priestess) and Kieran Bew (portrays Duke Alfonso, the son of Ferrante and Future King of Naples) are also introduced.

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“Da Vinci’s Demons” Icarus/Live Action Tease Video


“Da Vinci’s Demons” New Season Video


About “Da Vinci’s Demons” Season Two
Florence is thrown into chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy and Leonardo da Vinci must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city against the forces of Rome. When the dust settles, friends are buried and rivalries enflamed. While the Medicis go to unthinkable lengths to deal with new threats, da Vinci continues on his quest to find the fabled Book of Leaves and uncover the secret history of his mother. He'll come to realize that he has lethal competition in his quest -- new enemies who may be even worse than the forces of Pope Sixtus. His search will take him to faraway lands and force him to reevaluate everything he knew about the world and his own history.

“Da Vinci’s Demons” season two will premiere with a ten-episode season on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on STARZ.

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STARZ® is the flagship premium brand of Starz and one of the most widely subscribed premium pay TV flagship brand in the United States with 22.0 million subscribers through September 30, 2013. Offered by Starz from its operating unit, Starz Networks, STARZ’ six premium channel offerings include: STARZ, STARZ EDGE, STARZ IN BLACK, STARZ COMEDY, STARZ CINEMA, and STARZ KIDS & FAMILY. Advanced services options for STARZ subscribers include STARZ HD, STARZ ON DEMAND, STARZ HD ON DEMAND, STARZ 3D ON DEMAND, and the STARZ PLAY authenticated online offering. STARZ subscribers enjoy a wide variety of exclusive STARZ Original series, new release movies from Sony and Disney, and other popular Hollywood movies from leading studios.

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Trailer For Disney's PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE

The new “Courage” trailer for Disney's PLANES: FIRE & RESCUE has landed.


Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.


Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new comedy-adventure in which Dusty joins forces with a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft and learns what it takes to become a true hero.



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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ENDLESS LOVE In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance For ENDLESS LOVE on February, 11 2014 at 07:30 PM in Fresno.


ENDLESS LOVE is an upcoming American romantic drama film directed by Shana Feste and co-written with Joshua Safran. A remake of Franco Zeffirelli's 1981 film of same name and second adaptation of Scott Spencer's novel, the film stars an ensemble cast headed by Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde.


Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) star in Universal Pictures’ ENDLESS LOVE, the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. Directed by Shana Feste (Country Strong), the romantic drama co-stars Robert Patrick, Bruce Greenwood, Rhys Wakefield, Dayo Okeniyi, Emma Rigby and Joely Richardson. Scott Stuber and Pamela Abdy (Identity Thief) of Bluegrass Films are joined by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl) of Fake Empire to produce the film from writers Josh Safran (Gossip Girl), Feste and Schwartz. Inspired by the 1979 novel and 1981 film of the same name, ENDLESS LOVE will be released on Valentine’s Day, 2014.


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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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The King of Comedy, The 30th Anniversary On Blu-ray March 25th

The King of Comedy, The 30th Anniversary Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro*, Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard give mesmerizing performances in this “chilling black comedy” (TV Guide’s Movie Guide) that explores the painfully high and often hilarious price of fame. Desperate to be a star, struggling stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) enlists the aid of his fanatical friend Masha (Bernhard) to kidnap talk show host Jerry Langford (Lewis). The ransom? A guest spot for Pupkin. The results? Outrageous! The King of Comedy stands as Scorsese’s prophetic masterpiece which confronts a celebrity culture that “looks more disturbingly current with each passing year” (Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide).

*Actor, Raging Bull, 1980; Supporting Actor, The Godfather Part II, 1974.

Special Features
● Tribeca Film Festival: A Conversation with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Jerry Lewis
● A Shot to the Top: The Making of The King of Comedy
● Deleted And Extended Scenes
● Theatrical Trailer and TV Spot

King of Comedy, The 30th Anniversary Blu-ray
Street Date: March 25, 2014
Prebook Date: February 26, 2013
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 1.0
Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0
French Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles: English SDH/Spanish
U.S. Rating: PG
Total Run Time: 109 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the industry leading worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox produced, acquired and third party partner film and television programing. Each year TCFHE expands its award-winning global product portfolio with the introduction of new entertainment content through established and emerging formats including DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD™. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Visit Zubrowka Film Commission From THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

On behalf of Fox Searchlight, we are pleased to share the latest interactive website celebrating their upcoming film, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL. Visit the newly launched Zubrowka Film Commission for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at filming in the Republic of Zubrowka, home of the illustrious Grand Budapest Hotel and the setting of three-time Academy Award nominee Wes Anderson's latest film.

Zubrowka offers a grand destination featuring a film-friendly community, luxurious locations and free production space. Find out now how you can take advantage of all that Zubrowka has to offer, and make the beautiful country the backdrop of your next project! The new Tumblr site features a film events calendar and official assets from the upcoming film THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL – including vignettes and new video content.

Visit the Zubrowka Film Commission at: http://www.zubrowkafilmcommission.com

You can also catch the latest clip from the film, featuring Bill Murray as M. Ivan as he comes to the aid of his Crossed Keys counterparts.

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL hits theaters on March 7, 2014!

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For VAMPIRE ACADEMY In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For VAMPIRE ACADEMY on Thursday, February 6th at 7:00 PM in Sacramento at Century Stadium.


VAMPIRE ACADEMY is an upcoming American fantasy adventure film based on the 2007 best-selling novel Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, directed by Mark Waters and scripted by Daniel Waters. The film stars Zoey Deutch, Danila Kozlovsky and Lucy Fry in lead roles.


The story features a 17-year-old Dhampir (half-human/vampire) guardian-in-training Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), and her royal Moroi (the peaceful, mortal vampires) best friend Lissa Dragomir (Lucy Fry) living discreetly within our world, and had escaped from their boarding school St. Vladimir's Academy two years prior to the story. They are soon dragged back to the Academy and rediscovering the dangerous hierarchy within it, along with lies, rumors and secrets. Rose starts to form an attraction to her Russian dhampir mentor, Dimitri Belikov (Danila Kozlovsky). The two best friends begin to realize that the threat of the Strigoi (bloodthirsty, undead vampires) is bigger than ever.


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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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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ENDLESS LOVE in Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For ENDLESS LOVE on February, 11 2014 at 07:30 PM in Sacramento at Century Downtown Plaza .


ENDLESS LOVE is an upcoming American romantic drama film directed by Shana Feste and co-written with Joshua Safran. A remake of Franco Zeffirelli's 1981 film of same name and second adaptation of Scott Spencer's novel, the film stars an ensemble cast headed by Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde.


Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike) and Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) star in Universal Pictures’ ENDLESS LOVE, the story of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. Directed by Shana Feste (Country Strong), the romantic drama co-stars Robert Patrick, Bruce Greenwood, Rhys Wakefield, Dayo Okeniyi, Emma Rigby and Joely Richardson. Scott Stuber and Pamela Abdy (Identity Thief) of Bluegrass Films are joined by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (Gossip Girl) of Fake Empire to produce the film from writers Josh Safran (Gossip Girl), Feste and Schwartz. Inspired by the 1979 novel and 1981 film of the same name, ENDLESS LOVE will be released on Valentine’s Day, 2014.


Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and screenings.


Official Website-



See how to get tickets after the Jump..

Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We will announce on them where and when we will be giving out tickets.

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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