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The Han Solo Movie Is Titled SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

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The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES is in theaters now and to celebrate we have prize packs loaded with new items released to specially coincide with the Heroes in a Halfshells’ return to the big screen.

We will also have ROE passes to see the film in San Francisco, Sacramento, and Fresno.

New York City's crime rates are still on the rise and the city¹s civilians are trembling in fear! Play as all 4 Turtles as you fight to save NYC from the evils of the world in this Nintendo 3DS action brawler video game!



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The Expendables 3 Leaked Online. Will This Effect Their Box Office Results?

Lionsgate is taking legal action against the anonymous individuals who shared online an advance copy of The Expendables 3, starring Sylvester Stallone.

The film company filed a lawsuit in California federal court against "John Does 1-10."

Lionsgate reports learning on July 24 that a digital file containing a high-quality reproduction of the film had been stolen and uploaded to the Internet. The Expendables 3 has reportedly crossed more than a million downloads already. All of the copies circulating online are said in the lawsuit to be traced to the original stolen digital file.

The lawsuit targets the operators behind limetorrents.com, billionuploads.com, hulfile.eu, played.to, swantshare.com and dotsemper.com and uses language that's similar to past mass "Doe" complaints against torrent users.

According to the lawsuit, "By downloading one of these 'torrent' files associated with the Stolen Film from , users join a 'swarm' where they downlo…

#KingConan With Schwarzenegger To Shoot In Spring 2015

Question: What is best in life? If you answered: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women, then you are probably one of the rabid fans of Conan the Barbarian. And, not just Conan, but Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan the Barbarian.

Our buddies over at the TheArnoldFans.com sat down with Fredrick Malmberg the producer behind the abomination that was 2011′s Conan the Barbarian starring Jason Momoa. The producer had some very interesting and exciting news about The Legend Of Conan, a movie project that many thought had been shelved.

“We want to polish up the script, specifically about the characters, but we don’t think it will take long. We’ll probably have this turned in around September after the holiday and then we’ll take it to the studio and if they’re happy, we can hopefully start (production) in the Spring (2015).”

Which means that we could see Arnold as the old, grizzled King Conan as soon as 2016. Malmberg was also asked about di…

Do You Care For Another Kick-Ass Movie?

Mark Millar, whose comic books were the basis for this franchise is uncertain about the possibility of the third installment..

“With “Kick-Ass,” it was a no brainer. It was made for $28 million and made $100 million back and then made another $140 million on DVD. So for the money guys, it was a $28 million investment that made $240 million. That’s a slam dunk. You’re getting your sequel. The second one didn’t make as much. It cost a little less at around $24 million, made $61 million and made about $100 million again on DVD and TV rights. It was still profitable. It was by no means “The Lone Ranger.” But does that mean we’ll make another one again? I don’t know. It’s definitely up in the air, and we’ll just have to see. Matthew is a guy who I trust to make that decision. If he decides he does want to do it, I know he’ll get it done well. And he’s got the movie rights, so it’s ultimately his decision. I speak to Matthew every day, and we haven’t discussed “Kick-Ass 3″ so who knows? The…

TV Review: @TyrantFX “Preventative Medicine”

TV Review: Tyrant “Preventative Medicine”
By: Brandon Wolfe

After a few episodes attempting, and failing, to craft riveting television out of political intrigue, ‘Tyrant’ moves to that most tried-and-true method of grabbing viewers: murder. Truth be told, it mostly helps. “Preventative Medicine” holds our interest more than episodes of this series generally have. The introduction of juicier stakes for the characters, actions and decisions of more immediate interest to the viewing audience than the legacy-building and political chess games the show usually feeds us, gives ‘Tyrant’ a bit of kick in the seat. We are far from out of the woods here, but a watchable ‘Tyrant’ is certainly progress.


Jamal’s impromptu assault on Sheik Rashid in the men’s room has mostly gone in his favor. The doctors find no evidence of foul play and conclude that the sheik’s physical ailment is the culprit behind his nasty head trauma, while the security footage is doctored to remove Jamal’s presence from the …

Eli Roth's "The Green Inferno" Pulled From Release Date

The trailers and stills have been trickling online; the festival screenings have been going well, and there's even a smartphone game. But in a surprise move, Eli Roth's cannibal holocaust The Green Inferno has suddenly been pulled from the schedules in the US, where it was due for a wide release on September 5.



A bit of notoriety never hurt any horror film in the long run, but sadly The Green Inferno's woes are nothing to do with its grisly content. The boringly prosaic reasons for the film's - presumably temporary - canning have to do with internal ructions at the financiers Worldview Entertainment.

According to Deadline, Worldview's new CEO Molly Conners has baulked at some of the financial commitments made by her outgoing predecessor Christopher Woodrow, among which was a hefty publicity and advertising spend for Roth's jungle opus. Behind-the-scenes talks are ongoing with current distributor Open Road to try to rectify the situation, but whether a third pa…

The Lonely Island Film On It's Way

Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone will star in the comedy set in the music world while Schaffer and Taccone will co-direct.

The trio behind "Dick in a Box", "Like a Boss" and "I'm on a Boat" will be bringing their comedic and musical talents to the big screen.



Universal has acquired an untitled project with The Lonely Island (comprised of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone). They will also star in the comedy, which is set in the music world.

Judd Apatow is producing via his Judd Apatow Productions banner, along with Samberg, Schaffer and Taccone. Universal’s senior vp of production Erik Baiers will oversee the project for the studio.
The comedy group The Lonely Island found fame for their work on Saturday Night Live, where Samberg was a cast member and Schaffer and Taccone were writers. Hit skits like "I'm on a Boat" led to the release on an album, Incredibad, in 2009. The trio exited SNL after the 2011 and 2012 season…

CAMP X-RAY Trailer Starring Kirsten Stewart

IFC Films has unleashed this official trailer for CAMP X-RAY starring Kirsten Stewart.



A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. As two people on opposite sides of a war, they struggle to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. In the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.

CAMP X-RAY arrives October 17, 2014

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#GUARDIANSOFTHEGALAXY Costume Featurettes

New costume featurettes from Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

Guardians of the Galaxy Featurette: Garb and Gear – Part 1


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Guardians of the Galaxy Featurette: Garb and Gear – Part 2


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#Mockingjay DISTRICT 13 CITIZEN POSTERS

TheCapitol.PNwas hacked yesterday by the rebel underground, revealing six profound DISTRICT 13 CITIZEN POSTERS. These posters include some of our most courageous leaders from District 13: PRESIDENT COIN, FINNICK, PLUTARCH, BEETEE, EFFIE and HAYMITCH. Find all six posters after the Jump and visit DISTRICT13.CO.IN in an effort to help spread word to Panem that The Mockingjay Lives.









The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson's Color Force in tandem …

Official Poster For AUTOMATA Starring Antonio Banderas

Check out the official new posters for AUTOMATA, starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Dylan McDermott.


Millennium Entertainment will release AUTOMATA in theaters and OnDemand October 10, 2014.

Directed by Gabe Ibáñez
Starring Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith, Dylan McDermott

An insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation routinely investigates the case of manipulating a robot. What he discovers will have profound consequences for the future of humanity.

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Open Forum Friday: August 8, 2014

Here's your chance to connect with the SJF community. While you're welcome to comment on any movie or television thoughts you might have, here's a brief rundown of the movies released this week and Blu-rays to be released next Tuesday:

Movies
- Into the Storm
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
- Calvary

Blu-rays
- Batman: Assault on Arkham
- Bears
- Locke
- Muppets Most Wanted
- The Railway Man

Also, don't forget to listen to our weekly podcast, where we break down the major news of the week and do our giveaways.

No matter what you choose to talk about, a few ground rules: keep it nice, no ads, and no flaming.

Other than that, sound off on any movie or television thoughts you have.

Feel free to comment on any of the following:

1. What are you watching on television?
2. What's the last film you saw?
3. What would you like to see us discuss on the podcast?

These are just some of the questions, but again pick something movie or TV related.

Happy posting!

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON Is A Wrap

Director Joss Whedontweeted that filming on AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON has wrapped and it will now go to post-production.

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON stars Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders and Don Cheadle, James Spader as Ultron, Elizabeth Olsen as the Scarlet Witch, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Paul Bettany as the Vision and Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucke. Written and directed by Joss Whedon, the film arrives May 1, 2015

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Review: Uninspiring Pap Courtesy of Michael Bay

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is uninspiring pap targeted to a much younger people. And that's too bad. WARNING: spoilers ahead For someone who was just a little too old to buy into Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles when they arrived in the 1990's, I found myself wondering if the newest incarnation would somehow appeal to me. Having never aligned myself with any particular Turtles camp, I could easily see another franchise being added to my 'To-Do List.' Then I read the credits, and three words fill me with dread: Producer. Michael. Bay.

Victims of a lab experiment gone wrong (or right?), four box turtles have morphed into six-foot muscle-bound ninjas, aided by their father and lab victim Splinter (voiced by Tony Shalhoub), who keeps them hidden from the public in the sewers under New York City. Michelangelo (Johnny Knoxville), Donatello (Jeremy Howard), Rafael (Alan Ritchson), and Leonardo (Pete Ploszek) are young and impetuous youths whose desire for combat is matc…

Into the Storm Review: It's a Disaster

Into the Storm is Pseudo-Science and terrible acting run amok.

With Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy proving that our Earth in the throws of something environmentally dire, one would think a disaster picture like Into the Storm would tackle this sensitive subject with more grace. Not so: it's filled with enough silly pseudo-science and poor acting to fill the eye of a tornado and is one of the worst films of the year.

As tornadoes batter the Midwest, storm chaser Pete (Matt Walsh) has experienced an uneventful year filled with frustrating misses courtesy of his green team members. Among them is the meteorologist Allison (Sarah Wayne Callies), whose constant miscalculations have prevented Pete from experiencing glory and a large payout for that perfect shot inside the storm. But soon they'll get their chance, as a series of massive storms invade the town of Silverton, eventually forming the destructive weather event F5, with winds of over 300 mph. As Silverton's citizens…

TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE 40th Anniversary Blu-ray/DVD Combo & Limited Edition Available September 16th

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 40th Anniversary Black Maria Limited Edition Exclusively Available Through Gorgon-Video.com Starting September 16th.

Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo and Single DVD and Blu-ray Also Available on September 16th


It's been imitated and remade, but never equaled. Tobe Hooper's THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE rose from a notorious 1974 sleeper sensation to rank as one of the greatest horror films ever made. Now, to mark the film's 40th anniversary, Dark Sky Films is presenting the digitally re-mastered masterpiece on Blu-ray for the first time in a stunning Limited Deluxe "Black Maria" Collector's Edition box set.


THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE appears in an all-new 4K digital transfer and with a newly created 7.1 surround sound mix supervised by director Hooper (Poltergeist). This release marks the only transfer of the film to go back to the original 16mm A/B rolls, the actual film that rolled through the cameras. The Limited De…

D23 EXPO 2015 Tickets On Sale AUGUST 14th

TICKETS FOR D23 EXPO 2015: THE ULTIMATE DISNEY FAN EVENT, GO ON SALE THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014

Early Bird Discounted Tickets Available for a Limited Time

D23 Members Enjoy Additional Savings and Member-Only Benefits

On Thursday, August 14, at 10 a.m. PT, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will begin selling tickets for the next D23 Expo, which will take place August 14–16, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The largest Disney fan event in the world, the D23 Expo celebrates all the wonderful worlds of Disney entertainment, uniting all parts of The Walt Disney Company under one roof, including The Walt Disney Studios (including Marvel, Pixar, and Lucasfilm); Walt Disney Parks and Resorts; Disney Consumer Products; Media Networks (including ABC, Disney Channel, and Radio Disney) and Disney Interactive. D23 Expo 2015 marks the fourth bi-annual event held in Anaheim.

More than 65,000 Disney fans from around the world gathered at the Anaheim Convention Center in 2013 for the third D23 E…

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING Trailer Is Live

Here is the trailer for THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING: Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.


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Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).

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Production On @TheWalkMovie Has Wrapped

TRISTAR ANNOUNCES TITLE AND WRAP OF PRODUCTION FOR “THE WALK

3D / IMAX 3D CAPER FILM DIRECTED BY ROBERT ZEMECKIS STARRING JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT BASED ON PHILIPPE PETIT’S BOOK “TO REACH THE CLOUDS”


Tomorrow Marks the 40th Anniversary of Petit’s August 7, 1974 Walk Between the Twin Towers

Principal photography has wrapped on the inaugural film from Tom Rothman’s TriStar Productions, now officially titled The Walk. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film is a true story based on Philippe Petit’s book “To Reach the Clouds,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the young dreamer who dared the impossible: an illegal wire walk between the World Trade Center towers. Zemeckis wrote the screenplay with Christopher Browne. Producers are Steve Starkey, Robert Zemeckis, and Jack Rapke. The film will be released on October 2, 2015.

Tomorrow, August 7, is the 40th anniversary of the astounding event, now being brought back to vivid life in the third act climax of the film.

Twelve people have walked on…

New Trailer For THE BOOK OF LIFE

20th Century Fox has just released a brand NEW trailer for their highly anticipated film, THE BOOK OF LIFE. Featuring the voices of Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Hector Elizondo, Diego Luna, Zoë Saldana, Channing Tatum and more!

THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village

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Batman v. Superman Moves Release Date

At the same time, Warner Bros. dates no fewer than nine untitled DC Comics titles all the way through June 2020.

In order to avoid a direct confrontation with Captain America 3, Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is moving up from May 6, 2016, to March 25, the beginning of Easter weekend.

Batman v. Superman, which stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, was widely expected to move, since Marvel Studios and Disney had claimed the May 2016 weekend first. Warner Bros. and DC Comics announced the new date Wednesday alongside dates for nine untitled DC Comics titles through June 2020. That means two superhero movies a year from Warner Bros., beginning in 2016.

With the move, Warners and DC are essentially declaring war on Marvel and Disney, which have been the most prolific suppliers of superhero titles.

The new dates announced by Warners are Aug. 8, 2016; June 23, 2017; Nov. 17, 2017; March 23, 2018; July 27, 2018; April 5, 2019; June 14, 2019; April 3, 2020; and June 19, 20…

Terminator 'Genisys' Is the Title For The New Terminator Film

For months now we have been calling the in-production new Terminator film 'Genesis'. Well, it turns out that we were all a little wrong. It will in fact be called 'Genisys', as confirmed by an Instagram from Arnold Schwarzenegger's personal account.

We can only hope and assume that this title has some sort of meaning beyond being a funky spelling of an actual word. Perhaps there's a reference, in that "sys" suffix, to Cyberdyne Systems. Does the "gen" refer to generations? Or genes? After all, some people must have been used as the models for the Terminators in the first place, so maybe it's about their genes. We're hoping, in any case, that it's more than simply an attempt to be down with the cool kids by showing a flagrant disregard for the normal rules of English spelling.

In any case, the cast and crew of the film are extremely promising. In addition to Schwarzenegger himself, the film stars Jason Clarke as John Connor, Emil…

A Million Ways To Die In The West On Blu-ray & DVD October 7th

Seth MacFarlane's A Million Ways to Die in the West will be available on Blu-ray and DVD October 7, 2014. The very funny film stars Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi and Sarah Silverman.



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Sparks and bullets fly between a gun-shy sheep farmer and a beautiful sharpshooter in A Million Ways to Die in the West, an outrageously irreverent comedy coming exclusively to Digital HD on September 9, 2014 and DVD and Blu-ray™ Combo Pack on October 7, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Coinciding with the digital release date of the film will be a deluxe version of the soundtrack album, featuring additional score cues by composer Joel McNeely. This album will…

#THEGIVER COLOR PARTY This Weekend In San Mateo

In celebration of The Weinstein Company’s THE GIVER.  The party will be taking place on Saturday, August 9th from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo. We’ll be having a variety of activities including hair chalking and nail stations, twister, spin art, raffles and prizing giveaways, and cotton candy. I have attached the flyer for you.



THE GIVER is based on Lois Lowry’s beloved young adult novel of the same name, which was the winner the 1994 Newbery Medal and has sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Starring Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgard, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, and Taylor Swift, THE GIVER will be in theaters everywhere August 15th.

The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas…

Trailer For THE GUEST Starring Dan Stevens

Watch the official US trailer for THE GUEST.

THE GUEST visits theaters September 17, 2014. Let us know if you'll be letting him in.

From the director of YOU’RE NEXT and featuring a standout, badass performance from Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey”), comes THE GUEST: a tense, action-packed and unpredictable film like everything and nothing you've ever seen before. Empire Magazine called it "a demented action-horror hybrid of sci-fi conspiracy thriller and gore-fest", and Vanity Fair said, “THE GUEST is big, it’s bold, it’s badass, full of flavor Hollywood wishes it could pour over its vanilla blockbusters.”

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A soldier (Dan Stevens) introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presenc

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