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Grand Budapest Hotel Review: Push Your Boundaries With This Quirky and Satisfying Comedy

The Grand Budapest Hotel Review By: Matt Cummings
The refreshingly wacky Grand Budapest Hotel celebrates uniqueness in typical Wes Anderson style.
We here at SJF do our best to recommend films that you'll enjoy - we think those that bill themselves as 'important' are mostly meant to be ignored, while those hidden gems require a bit of digging and a willingness to push your boundaries. Director Wes Anderson scored big on our 2012 Best-Of list with Moonrise Kingdom, due entirely to its quirkiness and beautifully-demented environment. We didn't feel that way about Bottle Rocket and we outright disliked Fantastic Mr. Fox; but with The Grand Budapest Hotel, Anderson scores with a funny yet unconventional work that's certainly not mainstream.

Set mainly in the 1930's fictional fascist world of the European Republic of Zubrowka, we are introduced to the once-storied The Grand Budapest Hotel, a place of wonder where the rich can escape their worries in Turkish baths a…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SABOTAGE In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For SABOTAGE on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00PM at Regal Natomas in Sacramento.


We are nominated again for Best Local Blogger in Sacramento on the KCRA 3 A-List BEST of the 2014. Please Make sure to VOTE for us.


On MARCH 28th, see how far Arnold Schwarzenegger will go to protect his family and his team in Open Road's action thriller, SABOTAGE! In the latest red band trailer we catch a glimpse of the family man behind this cut-throat DEA task force leader. When his wife is taken, and his team is being eliminated, Schwarzenegger must get to the bottom of this mystery before it's too late. From the writer of Training Day and the director of End of Watch, SABOTAGE also stars Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Josh Holloway.


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 thin…

NOAH Scavenger Hunt Giveaway

A great flood is coming…  Noah starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, and Ray Winstone, the film is based on the story of Noah's Ark and is set to be released in theaters on March 28, 2014.

Starting today we will be having a NOAH scavenger hunt, all you have to do is make sure your following us on Facebook and Twitter. We will be giving you clues on where you can find us. For example, we might ask you to bring a stuff animal with you when you meet us. Just like NOAH did for the ark.

Here are some of the prizes we will be giving out. Rain slickers, aka rain coats, long sleeve tshirts/hoodies, hats, and posters.



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Muppets Most Wanted Review: Typical Muppet Zaniness Equals Awesome For Us.

Muppets Most Wanted Review By: Matt Cummings
The sequel Muppets Most Wanted is typical Muppets zaniness, and that's awesome for us.
Among the most pleasant surprises of 2011 was the return of Jim Henson's Muppets in The Muppets. An emotional reunion filled with all the classic Muppet ingredients - memorable songs and zany comedy - it made a huge splash among old and new fans alike. Whether that winning formula could be repeated in a sequel has been the subject of debate among those who lovingly grew up with Sesame Street and later The Muppet Show, but who also worried that Disney might not give it the free reign it deserved. Luckily, Muppets Most Wanted recaptures that magic in many ways, but forgivingly misses in a few others.

As the curtain literally draws on the last Muppets movie, the team realizes that their newly-rediscovered stardom is not as great as they thought. Feeling a bit desperate for direction, they hire the sneaky agent Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais) who pr…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SABOTAGE In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For SABOTAGE on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:00PM in San Francisco..


We are nominated again for Best Local Blogger in Sacramento on the KCRA 3 A-List BEST of the 2014. Please Make sure to VOTE for us.


On MARCH 28th, see how far Arnold Schwarzenegger will go to protect his family and his team in Open Road's action thriller, SABOTAGE! In the latest red band trailer we catch a glimpse of the family man behind this cut-throat DEA task force leader. When his wife is taken, and his team is being eliminated, Schwarzenegger must get to the bottom of this mystery before it's too late. From the writer of Training Day and the director of End of Watch, SABOTAGE also stars Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Josh Holloway.


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 …

WORLD'S FIRST EMOJI TRAILER For THE OTHER WOMAN

20th Century Fox has just released the WORLD'S FIRST EMOJI TRAILER for their upcoming comedy, THE OTHER WOMAN. See the hilarity played out on screen and in emoji icons!

After discovering her boyfriend is married, a woman (Cameron Diaz) tries to get her ruined life back on track. But when she accidentally meets the wife he’s been cheating on (Leslie Mann), she realizes they have much in common, and her sworn enemy becomes her greatest friend. When yet another affair is discovered (Kate Upton), all three women team up to plot mutual revenge on their cheating, lying, three-timing SOB.



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Be Apart Of Jem & The Holograms Movie

Jem and the Holograms, the 1980s Hasbro toyline that was also a cartoon, is getting the big-screen treatment.

Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions, Scooter Braun Productions and director Jon M. Chu are teaming up to make the movie, which has been fast-tracked to start production this spring.

Chu, Blum and Scooter Braun announced Thursday on YouTube that they are producing a modern-day live-action reinvention of the cartoon. They also turned to fans of the show and toyline for help in writing music, designing costumes and even casting.

The cartoon ran from 1985 to 1988 and chronicled the adventures of Jerrica Benton and her alter ego, Jem, a singer who fronted a band called The Holograms. Ironically, the show was produced with the involvement of Marvel Productions, who were hoping to replicate the success of G.I. Joe.



According to the producers, Jem is being reimagined "for a whole new generation with themes of being true to who you are in a multitasking, hyperlinked social media ag…

#Sabotage Featurette Arnold Schwarzenegger

In this Sabotage Featurette we see how Arnold Schwarzenegger is transformed for this roll.



On MARCH 28th, see how far Arnold Schwarzenegger will go to protect his family and his team in Open Road's action thriller, SABOTAGE! In the latest red band trailer we catch a glimpse of the family man behind this cut-throat DEA task force leader. When his wife is taken, and his team is being eliminated, Schwarzenegger must get to the bottom of this mystery before it's too late. From the writer of Training Day and the director of End of Watch, SABOTAGE also stars Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Josh Holloway.

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Marvel's Phase 2 Concept Art

ABC  aired a celebratory one-hour special called Marvel Studios: Assembling A Universe, and with that came some glimpses of its upcoming Phase Two projects. Published simultaneously on Marvel's website are these pieces of concept art and snaps of test footage, showcasing Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Ant-Man and Guardians Of The Galaxy. Possible spoilers follow, so don't look if you don't wanna know.




First up is Joss Whedon's Avengers: Age Of Ultron, giving us first impressions of Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, and a shot of Hulk and Black Widow by a collapsing building that looks not unlike something from the climax of Avengers Assembled. There's also an image doing the rounds of Iron Man putting his Hulkbuster armour to its intended use. That one isn't part of the official Marvel-released set, but hey, we'll throw it in anyway.





Then we've got Edgar Wright's Ant-Man. These four pics are, we're told, snaps…

TV Recap: Once Upon A Time In Wonderland "Heart of the Matter"

TV Recap: Once Upon A Time In Wonderland  "Heart of the Matter" By: Sue
Drink and merriment surrounds the Caterpillar, and Cyrus pays him a visit. It’s been a while since they’ve seen each other, and Cyrus breaks the news to him that he is no longer a genie. He’s come looking for the lost and found compass. The Caterpillar wants the Knave and Alice. A tiny Alice is much closer than he is aware of, as she crawls below his little stage and steals it. Cyrus grabs a beer, which starts a fight, just the distraction he needs to grab Alice and the compass.

The Jabberwocky watches Jafar carefully as he casts a spell over the genie bottles. Below in the ceilings threaten to fall over the Queen and the other prisoner, the work of magic.


Past, the Queen first meets the Tweedles. She’s delighted, but they have no names, they’re mere servants. Queen Cora comes for a visit. This is before Anastasia has wed the King. Cora was surprised to receive an invitation from the Red King. Cora tells …

New CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER TV Clip "Conspiracy"

The newly released TV Spot “Conspiracy” from Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER is now available



After the cataclysmic events in New York with The Avengers, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” finds Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, living quietly in Washington, D.C. and trying to adjust to the modern world. But when a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague comes under attack, Steve becomes embroiled in a web of intrigue that threatens to put the world at risk. Joining forces with Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, Captain America struggles to expose the ever-widening conspiracy while fighting off assailants sent to silence him at every turn. When the full scope of the villainous plot is revealed, Captain America and the Black Widow enlist the help of a new ally, the Falcon. However, they soon find themselves up against an unexpected and formidable enemy—the Winter Soldier.

Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The…

AMERICA'S BEST COOK Premieres April 13th

HOME COOKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY COMPETE FOR GRAND PRIZE AND TITLE AS "AMERICA'S BEST COOK" Series Premieres Sunday, April 13th at 9pm ET/PT


Hosted by Ted Allen with Cat Cora, Alex Guarnaschelli, Tyler Florence and Michael Symon to Mentor and Coach 16 Home Cooks for Coveted Crown


Home cooks from across the country compete, with the guidance and determination from Food Network chefs, for a $50,000 cash prize in the new culinary competition series America's Best Cook, premiering Sunday, April 13th at 9pm ET/PT. Hosted by Ted Allen, the cooks are divided into teams which are mentored by Cat Cora, Tyler Florence, Alex Guarnaschelli and Michael Symon, each representing the South, West, East and North respectively. The series kicks off with a timed culinary challenge where 16 cooks divided into groups of four compete for coveted positions on the mentor's teams. Following the challenge, each mentor tastes the dishes of four hopeful cooks and chooses the two for their team …

Trailer & Poster For FILTH Starring James McAvoy

Magnet Releasing will release FILTH on iTunes/On Demand April 24, 2014 and in theaters May 30, 2014.

Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson wants a promotion. He is clearly the best man for the job - the rest of his colleagues are just idiots.

Annoyingly, there's been a murder and Bruce's boss wants results. No problem for Bruce. He's in control and when he solves the case and wins the promotion, his wife will return to him. No problem.

But is life that simple? Is Bruce the man he really thinks he is? The tragic, hilarious and memorable answers unfold in FILTH...

Watch the trailer after the Jump...




Directed by Jon S. Baird
Written by Irvine Welsh
Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent and Imogen Poots

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Noah Featurette. "Noah Building The Ark"

Noah is an upcoming 2014 American biblical epic film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel. Starring Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, and Ray Winstone, the film is based on the story of Noah's Ark


The biblical Noah sees visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.



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Bad Words Review. Fails To Deliver The Knockout Punch

Bad Words Review By: Matt Cummings
The spelling bee from Hell comedy Bad Words is mostly fun, but fails to deliver the knockout punch.
Actor Jason Bateman has made a fortune playing nice guys who get wrapped up in craziness - his newest release Bad Words sees him move to the director's chair to craft a crass and ugly spelling bee comedy that fails to hold our attention.

Guy Tribly (Bateman) starts the movie by telling us "I'm not good at a lot of things, especially thinking things through." An angry 40-something, Guy's been traveling the country appearing at spelling bee competitions to outclass the event's directors via a loophole that allows him to participate. His most-recent victory earns him the wrath of local parents as they chase him to his car. But Guy's on a mission, dragging the online blogger Jenny (Kathryn Hahn) with him, whose site is paying his entrance fees and hotels. While she attempts to figure out his backstory, Guy appears at the nat…