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Movie Review: The Snowman

Upfronts 2014: Networks Announce Strange New Pilots

What's replacing all those sacked television shows?  We peel back the onion to find out!

Story by: Matt Cummings
This last week saw all five television networks announce their cancellations and renewals.  That leaves nearly 100 potential new shows in the oven, each vying for our hearts, space on our DVR's, and ultimately our time.  But first each has to appear before advertisers, whose votes will determine which are picked up and those that get sent back to the baker.

As we prepared to post this, it became clear that two new trends had appeared in several new shows: first, the stranger their plot, the more apt to be considered.  And like that smelly stuff which has been thrown against the wall, the networks are hoping these will stick.  Second, many of these are rejects of previous pilots, regurgitated and repainted for your pleasure.  Neither of these sound particularly appealing

Rather than share all of them, we've hand-picked a selected lot which sadly back up our clai…

Network Television Shows We Guarantee Are Returning Next Year (UPDATED)

Is your favorite show returning next year? Check our list to find out!

Win Advance Screening Tickets To See Blended In Santa Clara

Win Tickets To An Advance For Blended on May 19, 2014 7:30 PM in Santa Clara.


Blended is an upcoming 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera. The film stars Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Bella Thorne, Terry Crews, Joel McHale and Wendi McLendon-Covey.


It is the third romantic comedy collaboration between Sandler and Barrymore, following The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates. Coraci also previously directed Sandler and Barrymore in The Wedding Singer.


After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship. They get together in the end


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New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Teaser Trailer

Here is the newly released teaser for Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

Also, don’t miss a LIVE Q&A with the cast including Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and Director James Gunn, and the exclusive world premiere of the trailer on Monday, May 19th at 10:00am PT only on Facebook:



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TV Review: Rosemary’s Baby – Part 2 By: Brandon Wolfe

TV Review: Rosemary’s Baby – Part 2
By: Brandon Wolfe

Though it isn’t as though the first part was intent on blazing its own trail, the second half of NBC’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ doesn’t color outside the lines at all. This veers uncomfortably close to Gus Van Sant ‘Psycho’ levels of slavishness. If you’ve seen the original 1968 ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, the second part of this miniseries will have you nodding your head in recognition as each development plays out almost precisely as it had before, with very little deviation.



We open with the aftermath of Rosemary’s night of passion with Guy, where she had demonic visions of witchcraft practitioner Steven Marcato as her actual partner. When she wakes the next morning confused about what has happened, Guy claims to have enjoyed their time together (and, in a sign-of-the-times change from 1968, Guy is apologetic about having his way with her when she didn’t have all of her faculties, something his 1968 counterpart did not give a second thought to)…

Belle Review: Fluff Script Detracts from Otherwise Solid Film

The period piece Belle suffers from a fluff script but looks amazing in the process.

Review by: Matt Cummings
If an image can tell a thousand words, then the painting featured at the end of the period piece Belle could fill a library. And while its story of 18th Century English slavery and social convention looks amazing, it's too self-congratulatory and lacks the emotion of a real winner.


Inspired by the true story, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) is an illegitimate mixed-race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode), who is raised by Lindsey's great aunt and uncle (Tom Wilkinson and Emily Watson) after Lindsay dies at sea. Belle's half-cousin and confidant Lady Elizabeth Murray (Sarah Gadon) instantly bond, yet Belle's status doesn't afford her the same standards. While Elizabeth chases suitors for a dowry, Belle remains isolated and the victim of the rigid social patterns of 18th Century England. Soon, tradition collides with progress as L…

Win VIP Tickets To An Advance Screening for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST In San Francisco

Win VIP tickets To An Advance For X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00PM in San Francisco.




We will be giving away 5 sets of VIP tickets for you and your guest. Make sure to listen to our podcast all details will be announced on it.

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is an upcoming 2014 American superhero film, based on the fictional X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics and on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline "Days of Future Past" by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. Directed by Bryan Singer, it is the seventh film in the X-Men film series and the third X-Men film directed by Singer after 2000's X-Men and 2003's X2. It stars an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Adan Canto, Evan Peters, Jo…

GIVE US THIS DAY Grant Pacers Football Documentary Screening Information

GIVE US THIS DAY
The film follows one of the nation’s top high school football programs through its toughest season ever. Two years removed from a State Championship, the Grant Pacers are poised to make another run. But fierce opponents, the neighborhood, and a major tragedy - the violent, midseason death of their coach - all stand in their way.


Grant Union High School has been a venerable factory of NCAA Division 1 and NFL players over the last twenty years producing stars like Donte Stallworth, Onterrio Smith, Paris Warren, Aaron Garcia, and most recently the nation’s top college recruit - Shaq Thompson. Grant is located in one of Sacramento’s written-off corners where gangs, drugs, and violence are regular obstacles students must overcome. For many players, football may be their only way out of Del Paso Heights. How will these young men defeat seemingly insurmountable odds and succeed on the gridiron and in life? Watch as they battle through a brutal season on their way to their ult…

The Poster For A MOST WANTED MAN Is Here

The poster from Anton Corbijn's spy thriller A MOST WANTED MAN, based on John Le Carré's best-selling novel, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright.

A Most Wanted Man is based on master story-teller John le Carré’s worldwide bestselling book. Anton Corbijn (The American) directs this modern day thriller with Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright and two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe toplining an ensemble cast.

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Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run (Grigoriy Dobrygin) arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue are a banker (Dafo…

Full Trailer For #Interstellar Has Arrived

Christopher Nolan's latest secrecy-fest, sci-fi Interstellar, has just become a tiny bit less obscure with the debut of the film's first full trailer. At the very least, we learn more about Matthew McConaughey's lead, Cooper, and then we get to tour some extensive cornfields.



Cooper is, we learn, "an educated man, a trained pilot and an engineer", but his technical skills are more or less irrelevant in a world that's running low on food. Thank goodness, then, for Michael Caine's visionary, who has a plan to save the world by buggering off somewhere else - and he needs Cooper to make the trip. With two young children at home, it's not an easy decision, but soon Cooper's off amid the stars as the weather worsens back home.

At least, we think that's what's happening, so please stop making jokes about Signs and comparing it to Looper. This trailer hasn't shed vast amounts of light on the story so let's hope they're holding back lo…

NEED FOR SPEED On Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, DVD & On-Demand August 5th

OWN THE YEAR’S ULTIMATE THRILL RIDE!

NEED FOR SPEED
Bring Home the Real Action on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, DVD and On-Demand August 5, 2014.

Tricked Out With Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features, Including Audio Commentary, Outtakes, Deleted Scenes, Making-Of Featurettes, and More!

This summer, own the year’s ultimate thrill ride when Need for Speed races home on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, DVD and On-Demand August 5th, 2014, from Buena Vista Home Entertainment. Based on the best-selling video game series, this action-packed movie drives non-stop excitement into your home in various home entertainment models, each tricked out with never-before-seen bonus features you won’t want to miss!

Buckle up with star Aaron Paul (“Breaking Bad”), Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott Mescudi (aka Kid Cudi), Dakota Johnson and Michael Keaton in this high-speed tale about an underground driver (Paul) who sets off on a race for revenge against the wealthy ex-NASCAR driver (Cooper) who framed h…

Toy Story OF TERROR! On Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere August 19th

Everyone's favorite Toys are back in Disney•Pixar's frightfully fun adventure "Toy Story OF TERROR!" available for the first time ever on Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere August 19th. Reuniting after the events of the blockbuster smash "Toy Story 3," Buzz, Woody and the gang join new friend Combat Carl for a spooky tale full of mystery and humor that's a must-own for "Toy Story" and Disney•Pixar fans this summer!


On Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Disney Movies Anywhere, and Digital HD August 19th

Never-Before-Seen Bonus Features Include Parody Vintage Toy Commercials,Deleted Scenes, Audio Commentary, and Much More!

Everyone’s favorite Toys are back in Disney•Pixar’s frightfully fun adventure “Toy Story OF TERROR!” available for the first time ever on Blu-ray + Digital Copy, DVD, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere August 19th. Reuniting after the events of the blockbuster smash “Toy Story 3,” Buzz, Woody …

#GUARDIANSOFTHEGALAXY New Poster & LIVE Q&A With Cast Monday

Don’t miss a LIVE Q&A with the cast of MARVEL’S GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY including Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, and Director James Gunn and the exclusive world premiere of the trailer on Monday, May 19th at 10:00am PT only on Facebook:

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel's “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax t…

Win VIP Tickets To An Advance Screening for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST In Sacramento

UPDATED WITH NEW INSTRUCTIONS:
Win VIP tickets To An Advance For X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST on Tuesday, May 20th at 7:00PM in Sacramento.




We will be giving away 5 sets of VIP tickets for you and your guest. Make sure to listen to our podcast all details will be announced on it.

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X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is an upcoming 2014 American superhero film, based on the fictional X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics and on the 1981 Uncanny X-Men storyline "Days of Future Past" by Chris Claremont and John Byrne. Directed by Bryan Singer, it is the seventh film in the X-Men film series and the third X-Men film directed by Singer after 2000's X-Men and 2003's X2. It stars an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Shawn Ashmore, Daniel Cudmore, Nicholas Hoult, Omar Sy, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, …

'Star Wars Episode VII' First Photo Revealed

Get your lightsabers ready! Filming on "Star Wars Episode VII" has begun!

The Force is strong with Bad Robot. The official Twitter account of the production company Bad Robot revealed the first photo from the very first day of filming the new movie "Star Wars Episode VII."

The clapboard features the director J.J. Abrams and cinematographer Daniel Mindel -- who also worked with Abrams as the cinematographer for "Star Trek Into Darkness."

The clapboard is also dated for May 16, 2014.

While there's no working title or top-secret decoy title like "Blue Harvest," it's great to see the classic "Star Wars" logo and font in action again!

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TV Recap: Reign (Finale) "Slaughter Of Innocence" By: Sue

TV Recap: Reign (Finale) "Slaughter Of Innocence"
By: Sue

Henry proves he’s still the King of Crazy Town. In the middle of the night he has summoned everyone to the courtyard urgently. He plans to find the person responsible for his assassination attempt, he gotten new guards, and now he has been told by God how to find the guilty. He has a group from the palace gathered as he taunts them that the sword will chose the guilty. His ghost talks to him, and calms him telling him to let the souls confess their sins themselves, that God likes that best. He asks who has gone to confessional and one man admits that he has. He asks if the man has fornicated or taken the Lord’s name in vain since, he has not. Henry skewers the man, for being more ready than him. He tells the people to prepare for the Celebration of Calais as the sun rises.



Francis always looked up to his father growing up, but that man is gone. Francis knows that the sanity he saw in his father is long gone. Assassinat…

CW's #TheFlash Extended Trailer

The Flash extended trailer has arrived.  What do you think?

The Flash with a rather spectacular and effects-heavy new trailer that clocks in at more than five minutes.

After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only "meta-human" who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion -- and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won't be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become...The Flash.



And here's the shorter one, which features Arrow and Fla…

#Godzilla Review: Lumbers Along But Ultimately Delivers

After lumbering through the first hour, Godzilla delivers big time.

Review by: Matt Cummings
It's uncommon for a summer blockbuster to favor story over flashy effects and slow-motion action set pieces, but Director Gareth Edwards's Godzilla pushes convention aside to deliver a smart disaster film that takes a little too long to show our favorite Kaiju.

When nuclear physicist Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) loses his wife/colleague to a nuclear meltdown in Japan, he discovers that the event was no accident, but caused by a creature called a MUTO (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism). This beast feeds on radiation, tearing down cities and consuming spent nuclear material for unknown reasons. But as 15 years pass, the world realizes this isn't the only problem they must face: a 350 foot monster which the Japanese call Godzilla is hunting the newly-hatched MUTO as part of its prehistoric DNA. Soon, Brody's son Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) becomes involved when his now c…

Million Dollar Arm Review: Throws a Wild Pitch in Key Innings

Million Dollar Arm wants to inspire you. Here's why it doesn't fully accomplish its goal.

Review by: Matt Cummings The story of baseball has matured over the years, once a white-only game then a highly-inclusive one made up of players from all over the world. But in the feel-good Million Dollar Arm, we learn that the final destination isn't as important as the journey, even if the story doesn't quite get that message quite right.

As a sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) could once sell ice to an Eskimo. His slick-talking style yielded representation of former players Emmitt Smith and Barry Sanders, making him a star in a league filled with them. Unfortunately, JB's current effort to strike out on his own hasn't produced the same fruit. Stuck in front of his television after a failed negotiation, JB learns about the game of Crickett and soon realizes that India might be the last untamed resource for professional baseball players. He journeys there under a …

#THEFAULTINOURSTARS 'The Night Before Our Stars' Event!

On behalf of Twentieth Century Fox, we are pleased to announce a special event for their upcoming film, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS.

The Night Before Our Stars” will feature an advanced screening allowing fans to be the first to see the film. This memorable evening will also include an exclusive live stream Q&A with Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort and Nat Wolff, as well as author John Green, director Joshua Boone and producer Wyck Godfrey.

WHAT: The Night Before Our Stars
WHEN: June 5th, 8:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm Central / 6:30pm Mountain / 5:30pm Pacific
WHERE: Tickets on sale NOW at http://thefaultinourstarsmovie.com

Attendees will also receive a beautiful commemorative charm bracelet and an exclusive poster from the film!

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