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June 2014 Movies on Our Radar

The thinnest month for films so far in 2014 is upon us - welcome to our June On the Radar Preview!

May was a terrific month for movies: from X-Men: Day of Future Past to Godzilla, we were certainly treated to big, enjoyable, and successful tentpoles. And while June has a few possibilities, there's seemingly a vacuum of guaranteed winners - our list includes only four, and two of them are being released in the same week! In fact, June looks to be the thinnest month for film since we began to write these. And while something is sure to surprise us, the immediate outlook is pretty bleak. Our list includes mega-sized robots (again), a return of criminal justice tomfoolery, and perhaps the most anticipated animated film of the year. To be clear, our list includes only wide-release films:

Edge of Tomorrow (June 6th)
We love us some Tom Cruise. Emily Blunt as Black Widow? It almost happened. This futuristic version of Groundhog Day sees Cruise repeating the events of a failed su…

A Million Ways to Die in the West Review: Gross-Out Humor Isn't Enough

The western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West makes us wish for a quick end.



If you're Actor/Writer/Director Seth MacFarlane, your unique brand of comedy has brought you amazing successes (Ted, Family Guy) and some quick yanks of the comedic hook (2013 Oscars). For A Million Ways to Die in the West, MacFarlane this time turns the old west on its ear, hoping to make the difficulties of western life into a laugh-fest. Such a premise could make for a really funny movie.

Unfortunately, it doesn't.


Sheep farmer Albert Stark (MacFarlane) gripes about the dangers of living in the west - disease, native attacks, poverty, and senseless violence are a daily part of life, making him long for the big city life of San Francisco. He gripes about these difficulties to his best friend Edward (Giovanni Ribisi) and Edward's protitute girlfriend, Ruth (Sarah Silverman). Throughout the film, Ruth actively engages in sex with her clients while denying Edward his turn due to their s…

Raze Review: Super Violence Misses the Point

The female throwdown Raze isn't predictable, but its execution is highly suspect.



Set in a mix of 70's women's prison action piece and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Raze tells the story of 50 kidnapped women who set against each other in a series of one-one-one brawls to the death. At the top of that heap lies the soldier Sabrina (Zoe Bell), whose rap sheet includes escaping a POW camp. She and the other women - including the psychopath Phoebe (Rebecca Marshall) - must kill one another or risk seeing their family die a horrific assassination. The event is organized by a husband and wife team (Doug Jones and Sherilyn Fenn) whose supposedly ancient group has been culling women since forever. As Zoe and Phoebe head towards a violent showdown, a new player enters the field that represents Sabrina's last hope for escape.

Director Josh Waller miscasts several leads and gets only B-grade acting from those who stick around. What's more, Waller wastes his best assets on…

Eli Roth's THE GREEN INFERNO Is Here

Prepare yourself for one hell of a trip! From the twisted mind of Eli Roth, see the full-length trailer for his highly anticipated new film, THE GREEN INFERNO, via Yahoo! Movies

THE GREEN INFERNO, directed, co-written, and produced by Roth (HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER), follows a group of student activists who travel from New York City to the Amazon to save the rainforest. However, once they arrive in this vast green landscape, they soon discover that they are not alone…and that no good deed goes unpunished.

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Starring Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Daryl Sabara, and an indigenous South American tribe never filmed before, THE GREEN INFERNO will be in theaters everywhere September 5th.

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New TV Spot & Footage From TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION

Hitfix got their hands on a new TV spot for TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION with footage never seen.



TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION is the fourth film in director Michael Bay’s global blockbuster franchise. Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bingbing , Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T. J. Miller, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor and Titus Welliver star. The film begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history… while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, Optimus Prime (voiced by Peter Cullen) and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet. In an incredible adventure, they are swept up in a war of good and evil, ultimately leading to a climactic battle across the world.

Transformers: Age of Extinction is in theaters 06.27.14

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Potential Directors For Ant-Man Film

Marvel Studios is moving fast to make good on its promise to keep its July 17, 2015, release date for Ant-Man.

Sources say Rawson Marshall Thurber, Adam McKay and Ruben Fleischer are among a group of directors that are meeting with the studio to replace Edgar Wright, who abruptly exited the long-gestating project last week over creative differences.

The shortlisting of this trio offers a glimpse into the mind-set of Marvel president Kevin Feige as he looks to fill the hole left by Wright, a favorite among the fanboy community. Thurber (We're the Millers, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) and McKay (the Anchorman movies) are known for their bawdy comedies. Fleischer, whose credits include Zombieland and Gangster Squad, has moved deftly between genres with comedic elements. Wright, a Brit with a more quirky sensibility, clashed with Marvel over the tone of the film.

McKay would appear to have an edge given that he has worked with Ant-Man star Paul Rudd before, on the Anchorman films…

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON CAST IN HISTORY'S TEXAS RISING

HISTORY TELEVISION EVENT SERIES “TEXAS RISING” CASTS KRIS KRISTOFFERSON AS ANDREW JACKSON.

Renowned singer, songwriter and film actor, Kris Kristofferson has been cast as President Andrew Jackson, in HISTORY’s eight-hour television event, TEXAS RISING. The event series, premiering in 2015, will detail the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the rise of the legendary Texas Rangers.

During the Texas Revolution, President Jackson avoided direct U.S. involvement, unwilling to risk open war against Mexico as he continued to monitor the political situation. But Jackson was a mentor to and admirer of General Sam Houston and he realized the fate of Texas would profoundly influence the future of the United States.

“This iconic story and role really needed an American who is able to command the screen and captivate audiences,” said Leslie Greif, CEO & Founder of Thinkfactory Media. “For me Kris was an obvious choice, there aren’t too many actors that are able to embody this character and t…

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Comes To Blu-ray & DVD On September 9th

MARVEL’S FIRST AVENGER RETURNS IN THE YEAR’S BIGGEST BLOCKBUSTER ACTION ADVENTURE!

MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER

Own The Movie That Changed Everything, along with Exclusive Bonus Features!

Get it First on Digital 3D and Digital HD, plus Disney Movies Anywhere August 19th, and on 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand September 9th

From the studio that brought you the biggest Super Hero movie of all time, Marvel’s The Avengers, comes this year’s #1 live-action adventure, Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, available early on Digital 3D and HD August 19th, 2014, and on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand September 9th, 2014, from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Saluted by critics as “action-packed” (NY Daily News), “thrilling” (Cinema Blend) and “better than The Avengers” (Access Hollywood), this blockbuster second chapter in the Captain America series teams Marvel’s First Avenger, Captain America, with Black Widow and new ally The Falc…

First Clip From Drafthouse Films' #BORGMAN

Watch the first clip "Bucketheads" for Drafthouse Films' BORGMAN has been released displaying a brand new body disposal method.



A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, Borgman follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn't long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life. However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events.

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“The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” Coming In 2015

LIONSGATE ANNOUNCES “THE HUNGER GAMES: THE EXHIBITION” Touring Exhibit Debuts Summer 2015 Company Appoints Veteran Thinkwell Executive To Oversee Branded Attractions

 As part of its initiative to extend its global brands and franchises into new lines of business, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the premier next generation global content leader, will launch a U.S. tour of “The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” in summer 2015, it was announced today by Lionsgate Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen. The state-of-the-art exhibition, which will include interactive displays of authentic costumes, props and other elements of the world of The Hunger Games, will be designed in conjunction with Thinkwell Group, one of the world’s leading theme park and location-based entertainment companies.

The first two Hunger Games films have grossed more than $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire became the highest-grossing domestic release of 2013 and the 10th highest-grossing dom…

Maleficent Review. Go See It.

Maleficent Review
By: Beevers


Growing up Disney’s Sleeping Beauty was one of my favorite movies. I loved pretending I was Princess Aurora dancing in the forest with the forest animals. I actually loved the movie so much that I named my oldest daughter Aurora. That being said I was excited to see a different take on the story but worried that Maleficent won’t hold up to my expectations. I am happy to say that I left Maleficent very pleased. I took my daughter Aurora, who is now 12, to see the movie and she really liked it as well.



The movie begins with a beautiful, sweet, young fairy named Maleficent living in a magical land separated from the humans. As she becomes older she grows to be the protector of her land. When the land is under attack from the neighboring greedy human kingdom she drives the army away with the help of her magical companions. Maleficent is soon betrayed by one she believed she could trust above all others. The betrayal awakens a merciless side of her an…

@fluffyguy Gets A New Poster For THE FLUFFY MOVIE

This July, see one of America's funniest stand-up comedians in Open Road Film's upcoming stand-up comedy concert film, THE FLUFFY MOVIE! Experience the wild on-stage hilarity of Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias with your whole family, and laugh-out-loud as he brings everyone together with new jokes and fun. Fluffy performs year-round in sold-out concerts across the United States and abroad, but this JULY 11th you can see him on the big screen!

THE FLUFFY MOVIE captures worldwide comic phenomenon Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias in never-before-seen footage from his sold-out "Unity Through Laughter" tour. Spanning over 23 countries, and more than 400 cities, this is the summer’s must-see big screen comedy event.


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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 Coming To Blu-ray & DVD September 9th

The Mind-Blowing Saga That Began in Marvel’s The Avengers Continues in ABC’s Action-Packed Series MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Relive All 22 Thrilling Episodes, Plus Get Level 7 Access with Newly De-Classified Bonus Features Available On Blu-ray and DVD. In Stores September 9, 2014

The mind-blowing saga that began in Marvel’s The Avengers continues in ABC’s action-packed series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. — The Complete First Season.

In the wake of The Battle of New York, the world has changed forever. An extraordinary landscape of wonders has been revealed! In response, mysteriously resurrected Agent Phil Coulson assembles an elite team of skilled agents and operatives: Melinda May, Grant Ward, Leo Fitz, Jemma Simmons and new recruit/computer hacker Skye. Together, they investigate the new, the strange, and the unknown across the globe, protecting the ordinary from the extraordinary. But every answer unearths even more tantalizing questions that reverberate across the entire…

Two New Clips From RUSSIAN YETI: THE KILLER LIVES

Below are two sneak peek clips from the Discovery Channel’s “RUSSIAN YETI: THE KILLER LIVES.”


RUSSIAN YETI: THE KILLER LIVES
2-hour special airing Sunday, June 1 at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel
In 1959, nine Russian students mysteriously died while on a hiking trip in a remote area of the Ural Mountains. Fifty-five years later, American explorer Mike Libecki is reinvestigating the mystery – known as The Dyatlov Incident – but what he uncovers is truly horrifying. The hikers left a clue, a photograph, which suggests the cause of their horrific deaths could be the work of a creature thought only to exist in folklore: the creature known as the Yeti.

Yeti: One of Many Names | Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives


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A Massive Mystery | Russian Yeti: The Killer Lives


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In 1983 Mark Hamill Predicted His Role In Episode 7

Vintage 1983 clip of Mark Hamill talking about the future of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars saga. Is he Nostradamus? He was right on.



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A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES Trailer

Universal Pictures has unleashed, via Apple, this new trailer for their upcoming thriller A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES.


Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, the film stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law.

A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES – In Theaters September 19



Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-NYPD cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the PI learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. Blurring the lines between right and wrong, Scudder races to track the deviants through the backstreets of New York City before…

FORCE MAJEURE Acquired By Magnolia Pictures

Magnolia Pictures takes US on FORCE MAJEURE – Winner of the Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Prize

The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired US rights to director Ruben Östlund's FORCE MAJEURE, after its Un Certain Regard premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

FORCE MAJEURE tells the story of a Swedish family on a pleasant ski vacation in the French Alps. During a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, a looming avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, the mother shields her children. Meanwhile, the father grabs his iPhone and runs for his life. When the anticipated disaster fails to occur, a marriage hangs in the balance and family dynamics are upended in this wickedly funny psychodrama.

The film premiered at Cannes to critical acclaim, where it was awarded the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize. The Washington Post called it "stingingly clever and well executed, filmed with crystalline clarity and observant …

Sons Of Anarchy Adds Marilyn Manson To Season 7 Cast

Filming of Sons of Anarchy‘s final season got underway May 28. Here’s something to look forward to: Marilyn Manson will recur as Ron Tully, a white supremacist prison shot-caller who Jax uses to expand his power base. He’ll make his debut in the season 7 premiere this fall.

“Sons has been such a big part of my life, as well as my father’s,” Manson says in FX’s announcement. “So I was determined to make him proud by being involved in what will probably be remembered as the most amazing piece of television cinema. After all, the very heart of SOA is about that relationship. So, now all I need is a motorcycle.”

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THE BOOK OF LIFE Trailer Has Arrived

On behalf of 20th Century Fox, we are excited to share the vibrant, unique FIRST trailer for their upcoming film, THE BOOK OF LIFE. Experience never-before-seen magical worlds brought to life in amazing 3D CGI animation!

From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge Gutierrez comes an animated comedy with a unique visual style. THE BOOK OF LIFE is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, THE BOOK OF LIFE encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.

THE BOOK OF LIFE hits theaters everywhere on October 17, 2014!

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Trailer For KILL THE MESSENGER Is Here

Can you keep a national secret?

It's finally here, check out the brand new OFFICIAL TRAILER for Focus Features' upcoming film, KILL THE MESSENGER. Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner (“The Bourne Legacy”) leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation’s streets…and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C. – and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career,…

ROBOCOP DAY Is Tuesday, June 3, 2014

"ROBOCOP DAY” HONORS FUTURE OF AMERICAN JUSTICE WITH THE DETROIT TIGERS AND LOCAL POLICE

Celebrate “RoboCop Day” with Detroit’s Finest and Major League Baseball As ROBOCOP Arrives on Blu-ray & DVD

To commemorate the Blu-ray and DVD release of ROBOCOP on June 3, Metro- Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invite the city of Detroit to honor the iconic crime fighter that helped save the city with “RoboCop Day.” In conjunction with Imagination Station and the Detroit Police Department, “RoboCop Day” will kick off with a dedication of the new monument honoring the legendary hero that will soon have a home in the city. Fans can also participate in a meet-and-greet with RoboCop, get an exclusive look at the motorcycles and props from the movie, see a mock of the statue, and get free cupcakes courtesy of Just Baked.

RoboCop will then hit the streets on the way to Comerica Park to throw out the first pitch before the Detroit Tigers take on the Tor…

Win Advance Screening Tickets To See EDGE OF TOMORROW In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For EDGE OF TOMORROW on Jun 2, 2014 7:30 pm in Sacramento at Regal Natomas Stadium 16.


Oscar® nominee Tom Cruise (the “Mission: Impossible” films, “Collateral,” “Jerry Maguire”) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Adjustment Bureau”) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller “Edge of Tomorrow,” under the direction of Doug Liman (“The Bourne Identity,” “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”).


Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.


The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

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New Trailer For EARTH TO ECHO

Get ready for an adventure as big as the universe! Relativity Media has just released a brand new TRAILER for their upcoming family adventure movie, EARTH TO ECHO.

Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange series of signals on their phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they team up with another school friend, Emma, and set out to look for the source of their phone signals. What they discover is something beyond their wildest imaginations: a small alien who has become stranded on Earth. In need of their help, the four friends come together to protect the alien and help him find his way home. This journey, full of wonder and adventure, is their story, and their secret.

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TV Review: Fargo “Who Shaves the Barber?”

TV Review: Fargo “Who Shaves the Barber?”
By: Brandon Wolfe

With only stray exceptions (‘M*A*S*H’, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’), TV shows based on films tend to be dire prospects, inspiration-bereft cash-grabs trading on name recognition and far too beholden to their source material to walk on their own two feet. The thought process often seems to be that since a popular film has already laid the groundwork for the story and characters, all a television adaptation needs to do is plug cheaper actors into the roles and churn out slightly varying permutations of the established premise. The rare successful dips into this well, like NBC’s ‘Hannibal’, merely take components from the films in the service of building their own unique world around them. FX’s ‘Fargo’ falls into this latter category. In fact, it goes one step further. It only borrows the title, setting, humor and sensibility from its parent film, not any of its characters or events. While the characters and situations are meant t…

TV Recap: Penny Dreadful "Resurrection"

TV Recap: Penny Dreadful "Resurrection"
By: Sue

The Intro to Penny Dreadful seems longer this week, and it’s still a thing of absolute horror and beauty, the two perfectly entwined.

A young boy looks at daffodils, he looks like a young Dr. Frankenstein as he walks through them, thinking about all that he has seen and cannot unsee. It is young Victor, he’s found his dog already dead and being eaten by maggots. He ponders death, and if it is truly the ending of things. His mother thinks perhaps it is the beginning of something else as she tucks him into his bed. They will both miss his dog they lament, and she coughs blood all over his poor little frightened face. Consumption sucks. The maids rush about to help her, and Victor wonders if his mother will die. Death is not serene he notes as she struggles in its throes. Soon after she’s buried, and so Victor’s love affair with death and understanding it begins.

Now, Victor’s first born has returned. His first monster has found hi…