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New Promo For #LADYBIRD

September 2014 Movies On Our Radar

And we thought August was bad - welcome to our September On the Radar Preview! If any of you had trouble choosing or recommending a good movie released last month, we feel for you! After the very good Guardians of the Galaxy was released on August 1st, the rest of the month was filled meh, from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to The November Man, some of which have drawn good but unimpressive numbers. 

But now September is upon us, and judging from the utter lack of high-performing - or even appealing - films, we're going to to call it right now: September 2014 will draw the lowest numbers of the year, and could establish itself as one of the worst Septembers in the past 15 years. Don't believe us?  Check out this list:

September 5

No major releases this month - Sorry, but The Identical - slated for release one-third that of a standard Hollywood blockbuster - seems to have zero buzz going behind it. For us to not recommend anything for a week is a first, and should demonst…

TRIPLE NINE To Open SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

OPEN ROAD FILMS WILL RELEASE "TRIPLE NINE" NATIONWIDE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

In TRIPLE NINE, a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down.” Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck action-packed finale tangled with double-crosses, greed and revenge.

DIRECTED BY JOHN HILLCOAT, "TRIPLE NINE" CAST FEATURES CHIWETEL EJIOFOR, CASEY AFFLECK, ANTHONY MACKIE, WOODY HARRELSON, AARON PAUL, KATE WINSLET, GAL GODOT, NORMAN REEDUS, TERESA PALMER AND CLIFTON COLLINS, JR.

Open Road Films will release TRIPLE NINE nationwide on September 11, 2015.

Directed by John Hillcoat from a script by Matt Cook, TRIPLE NINE stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Godot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Col…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #DolphinTale2 In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For DOLPHIN TALE 2 on Septmeber 6th at 10:30 am in Sacramento.


It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life.


Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins’ social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #DolphinTale2 In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance For DOLPHIN TALE 2 on Septmeber 6th at 10:30 am in Fresno.


It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life.


Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins’ social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.


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As Above So Below Review: Shaky Camera Spawns More Evil Shaky Cameras

Although it tries for something new, the horror flick As Above So Below delivers the same old thing. The found-footage/shaky camera genre feels irrevocably stuck: once a celebrated visceral experience, directors now make us more motion-sick than truly terrified, letting half-baked scripts and shoddy acting turn things into decidedly B-level fare. But rather than evolve it by utilizing standard camerawork and handheld devices - thus celebrating the best aspects of both - we've seen just the opposite: a move to add more cameras and even more shakiness. Such is the state of As Above So Below, a film that dabbles in pseudo-science, dispenses too many horror film cliches, and tries its best to frighten us.

Scholar/explorer Scarlett (Perdita Weeks) is a kind of female Indiana Jones: impetuous but highly intelligent, she's carrying on the good work of her deceased father, looking for the mythological Philosophers Stone. Her early journey takes her to Iran, where she barely sur…

Win Tickets To See Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 on September 13th at 5:00PM in Sacramento.


Special Fathom Feature: Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.


Fathom Events, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Mayweather Promotions, Golden Boy Promotions and Showtime bring you the highly anticipated rematch between eleven-time world champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather and the dangerous, power-punching Marcos "El Chino" Maidana. After their thrilling fight earlier this year, which left sports fans clamoring for more, the two prizefighters will face each other again when Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2 is broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to select movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, September 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT.


This exciting rematch will undoubtedly test the skill and will of both fighters in this electrifying showdown that is set to finish that which was started the first time they met. Despite the brutal n…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #DolphinTale2 In Santa Clara

Win Tickets To An Advance For DOLPHIN TALE 2 on September 6th at 10:30 am in Santa Clara.


It has been several years since young Sawyer Nelson (Gamble) and the dedicated team at the Clearwater Marine Hospital, headed by Dr. Clay Haskett (Connick, Jr.), rescued Winter. With the help of Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Freeman), who developed a unique prosthetic tail for the injured dolphin, they were able to save her life.


Yet their fight is not over. Winter’s surrogate mother, the very elderly dolphin Panama, has passed away, leaving Winter without the only poolmate she has ever known. However, the loss of Panama may have even greater repercussions for Winter, who, according to USDA regulations, cannot be housed alone, as dolphins’ social behavior requires them to be paired with other dolphins. Time is running out to find a companion for her before the team at Clearwater loses their beloved Winter to another aquarium.


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THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY New Clip & Featurette

Here is a new clip and featurette THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY. 



The film stars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. Based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith and directed and written by Hossein Amini

Watch the featurette after the Jump...



THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY is now available on iTunes/OnDemand and in theaters September 26, 2014.

The Two Faces Of January is a suspense thriller starring Academy Award nominee Viggo Mortensen (The Lord Of The Rings, The Road, A History Of Violence), Golden Globe nominee and Cannes Best Actress winner Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Melancholia, Marie-Antoinette) and Oscar Isaac (Drive, The Bourne Legacy, Inside Llewyn Davis). It is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith and adapted by Academy Award nominee Hossein Amini (Drive, Snow White And The Huntsman). The film is Amini’s directorial debut.

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Offical Poster For THE GUEST Starring #DanStevens

Here is the Official Poster for THE GUEST starring Dan Stevens:

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.”

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

Directed by Adam Wingard
Written by Simon Barrett
Starring Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Leland Orser, Sheila Kelley, Brendan Meyer and Lance Reddick

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 s…

New Trailer & Poster For #ROSEWATER

ROSEWATER, Jon Stewart's directorial debut, will have its WORLD PREMIERE on Friday, August 29th at the TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL.

Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” written by Maziar Bahari. The film marks the directorial debut of “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal.

Watch the trailer after the Jump...



Rosewater is based on The New York Times best-selling memoir “Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,” written by Maziar Bahari. The film marks the directorial debut of “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart, and stars Gael García Bernal.

Rosewater follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Mousavi, who was the prime challenger to president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Mousavi’s supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad’s victory dec…

First Look At Disney/Pixar’s New Short LAVA

The first look clip from Disney/Pixar’s new short LAVA.

LAVA will open in theaters in front of Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT on June 19, 2015



Inspired by the isolated beauty of tropical islands and the explosive allure of ocean volcanoes, “LAVA” is a musical love story that takes place over millions of years.

From Pixar Animation Studios, director James Ford Murphy and producer Andrea Warren, “LAVA” opens in theaters on June 19, 2015, in front of “Inside Out.”

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Dr. Doom Leaked Photos From Fantastic Four

Here are two leaked photos from the set ‘Fantastic Four’. The photos feature Doctor Doom.


Can anyone guess what is in the top right corner of the second picture? Human Torch?

Josh Trank is directing the movie, which once again focuses on the Marvel Comics quartet of scientist-adventurers Reed Richards (Miles Teller), aka Mr. Fantastic; his best friend Ben Grimm (Jamie Bell), aka The Thing; his girlfriend Sue Storm (Kate Mara), aka The Invisible Woman; and her brother, Johnny (Michael B. Jordan), aka The Human Torch.

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Open Forum Friday: August 29, 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
- The November Man
- As Above So Below

Blu-rays
- Draft Day
- Neighbors
- Person of Interest: Season Three

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!

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #PrideMovie In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For PRIDE on Thursday, September 4 in San Francisco.

Directed by Tony Award®-winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage) from a screenplay by Stephen Beresford


Starring Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Imelda Staunton (Maleficent), Dominic West (The Hour), Paddy Considine (Submarine), Andrew Scott (Sherlock), Joseph Gilgun (Lockout), George MacKay (How I Live Now) and Ben Schnetzer (Warcraft).

Inspired by a true story and in the vein of FULL MONTHY and BILLY ELLIOT, PRIDE follows two very different communities who found strength by standing together.


PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the stri…

The November Man Review: Retired Bond Makes Divisive Action Flick

Summer 2014 ends with the divisive The November Man. The was a time in American cinema when audiences would pay to see almost anything starring an action hero. But in recent years, we've undergone a sea change in our expectations; our movie tastes have evolved from the simple 2-Buck-Chuck to a smoother Cabernet, leaving those rather mindless 80's pieces behind in place of something deeper and more gritty. Certainly the performance of The Expendables 3, Need for Speed, and a half-dozen 2013 action/spy/thriller flicks have shown Hollywood how evolved/fickle American audiences can be. As Summer 2014 comes to a close, we have one more chance to see this theory play out in the enjoyable but divisive The November Man.

Former CIA operative Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) has tried to put that part of his life away, favoring the quiet life instead of bullets, explosions, and tough choices at the end of a barrel. His protégée Mason (Luke Bracey) has carried on the good work, but it&#…

New Poster For #OPENWINDOWS Starring Elijah Wood & @SashaGrey

Here is a new one-sheet for writer-director Nacho Vigalondo's thriller OPEN WINDOWS starring Elijah Wood & Sasha Grey. OPEN WINDOWS will be in select theaters on 11/7 with an early VOD release on 10/2.

Oscar®-nominated writer-director Nacho Vigalondo(The ABCs of Death, Extraterrestrial, V/H/S Viral) creates an action-packed world of voyeurism and suspense in his thriller OPEN WINDOWS. Nick (Elijah Wood, Maniac, The Lord of the Rings) is excited to discover that he's won a dinner date with his favorite actress, Jill Goddard (Sasha Grey, Would You Rather, The Girlfriend Experience). But when Jill refuses to honor the contest, her manager Chord (Neil Maskell, Wild Bill, Pusher) makes an offer he can't refuse: the ability to view Jill secretly via computer. Nick begins watching the unknowing star on her webcam, not realizing that this decision will put both himself and Jill at risk as they enter a terrifying world of cat-and-mouse where nothing-and no one-are as they seem.

#SEVENTHSON New Trailer, One-Sheet & Photos

The spellbinding new trailer for Legendary and Universal Pictures’ action-adventure SEVENTH SON has just debuted on iTunes Movie Trailers.


Starring Oscar® winner Jeff Bridges, Ben Barnes & Julianne Moore, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son. Based on the book series “The Last Apprentice” by Joseph Delaney, SEVENTH SON arrives in theaters February 6, 2015.

Watch the trailer & see all the images after the Jump...











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