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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY on Tuesday, October 7th at 7:00PM in Sacramento.


Disney’s “ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him.


He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.


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DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ST. VINCENT In Phoenix

Win Tickets To An Advance For ST. VINCENT on October 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.


In ST. VINCENT, Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling.


An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Naomi Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For DRACULA UNTOLD In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For DRACULA UNTOLD on October 7th at 7:00PM in SAN FRANCISCO.

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DRACULA UNTOLD is an upcoming 2014 American action horror film directed by Gary Shore and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Based on the novel Dracula by Irish novelist Bram Stoker, the film portrays the origin story of its title character, Count Dracula.


Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon and Charles Dance.

www.draculauntold.com


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For DRACULA UNTOLD In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance For DRACULA UNTOLD on October 7th at 7:00PM in Fresno.

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DRACULA UNTOLD is an upcoming 2014 American action horror film directed by Gary Shore and written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. Based on the novel Dracula by Irish novelist Bram Stoker, the film portrays the origin story of its title character, Count Dracula.


Luke Evans (Fast & Furious 6, Immortals) stars in Dracula Untold, the origin story of the man who became Dracula. Gary Shore directs and Michael De Luca produces the epic action-adventure that co-stars Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon and Charles Dance.

www.draculauntold.com


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Bryan Singer Confirmed To Direct X-Men: Apocalypse

Given the success of X-Men: Days Of Future Past and his comments after the film’s release about follow-up plans, it was all but a foregone conclusion that Bryan Singer would return to direct the new film, X-Men: Apocalypse. But the vagaries of filmmaking deals demand that things take time to lock in and Singer has just officially signed his contract to tackle the next instalment.

With Simon Kinberg back writing the script based on ideas he’s thrown around with Singer, Michael Dougherty and Dan Harris, the new film will be set a decade after Days and discovers what happens when all the time-tinkering his unleashed the powerful mutant Apocalypse who will cause trouble for our heroes.

And who will those heroes be, given that time has now marched on even further. Kinberg took part in a Yahoo video Q&A to talk about the future of the past. "The X-Men film that we're working on now as everybody knows is X-Men: Apocalypse and that really follows the stories of the First Class X-Men: Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, many others of that generation,” he says. “So, in future X-Men films? Perhaps, but in Apocalypse it will really be the continuation of the 'past' of Days Of Future Past."

As for characters from the original trilogy, some of whom were returned in the timeline glimpsed at the end of Future Past? "If we included some of the original X-Men, like Storm, Jean, Scott, and others, we would have to recast them, because Apocalypse takes place a good twenty years before X1, which now insanely was fifteen years ago. It would be very hard to do. Halle, Famke, and Jimmy, and others have done such wonderful jobs of bringing those characters to life and they're so identified, those actors, with the parts now,” says Kinberg. “So it would be a tall task, but I also would have said before First Class there would be no way we could find actors who could stand alongside Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, and I think we managed to with Michael and James finding their own interpretation of the characters, not doing an impersonation. So, are we going to have to recast? If some of those characters were in the movie we would, but we'll see." For more from Kinberg, check out Yahoo’s video.

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J.J. Abrams & Stephen King Team Up For A Hulu Series

Hulu is in the Bad Robot business.

The streaming service has handed out a straight-to-series order for a nine-hour event series from J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions and based on Stephen King's 2011 novel, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting.

The series is described as a thriller in which high school English teacher Jake Epping travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But his mission is threatened by Lee Harvey Oswald, his falling in love and the past itself … which doesn’t want to be changed.

Bridget Carpenter (Friday Night Lights, Parenthood, The Red Road) will pen the script and exec produce the drama alongside King and Bad Robot's Bryan Burk. Bad Robot's Kathy Lingg will co-exec produce and Athena Wickham will produce. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television, where Abrams' Bad Robot is under an overall deal. 11/22/63 marks the first collaboration for Abrams with Hulu, which will be the stateside home for the series. Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Distribution will distribute the series globally.

"J.J. Abrams and Stephen King are two of the most celebrated storytellers of our time, and we are excited to be working with them and Warner Bros. Television to bring this unique take on one of the most seminal historic events of the 20th century to Hulu," Hulu head of content and senior vp Craig Erwich said. "11/22/63 already resonated with audiences as a best-selling novel, and we are looking forward to bringing the riveting story to the screen.”

Added King: “If I ever wrote a book that cries out for longform, event TV programming, 11/22/63 is it. I’m excited that it’s going to happen, and am looking forward to working with J.J. Abrams and the whole Bad Robot team.”

Added Abrams: “I’ve been a fan of Stephen King since I was in junior high school. The chance to work with him at all, let alone on a story so compelling, emotional and imaginative, is a dream. We are thrilled to be working with Hulu on this very special project.”

For Abrams, marks his latest small-screen foray. In addition to CBS' Person of Interest, Bad Robot is prepping HBO's high-profile adaptation of Westworld. The banner recently saw the demise of Revolution, Almost Human and Believe. His credits include Fringe, Alcatraz and Lost. He's currently prepping Star Wars: Episode VII as well as the next installments in the Mission: Impossible and Star Trek franchises.

For its part, Hulu has dabbled in original content with projects such as dark comedy Deadbeat and Seth Meyers' The Awesomes. But the streamer is playing in a crowded landscape and has yet to have a breakout hit like Netflix's House of Cards. CEO Mike Hopkins signaled a renewed focus on original programming with the April hire of Warner Horizon's Erwich as head of content. He's been said to be searching for a buzzy new show for Hulu and has enlisted help from Storyline Entertainment's Beatrice Springborn, who was named head of originals in June.

Hulu's library content, which including exclusive SVOD rights to The Mindy Project, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Elementary. The streamer also recently struck exclusive deals for the entire South Park catalog and cult classic Party Down.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE JUDGE In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For THE JUDGE on October 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM in Sacramento.


From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes “The Judge,” starring Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. (“Tropic Thunder,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films, the “Iron Man” franchise), Oscar® winner Robert Duvall (“Tender Mercies,” “Crazy Heart”) and Oscar® nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring”). The film is directed by David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”).


In “The Judge,” Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.


Starring alongside Downey, Duvall and Farmiga are Vincent D’Onofrio (TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Jeremy Strong (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Lincoln”), Dax Shephard (TV’s “Parenthood”), and Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton (“Sling Blade,” “Friday Night Lights”). The film also stars Oscar® winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Prisoners”), Leighton Meester (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Ken Howard (“J. Edgar,” “Michael Clayton”), Emma Tremblay (“Elysium”), Balthazar Getty (TV’s “Brothers & Sisters”), David Krumholtz (“This Is the End”), Sarah Lancaster (TV’s “Chuck”), Grace Zabriskie (TV’s “Big Love”) and Denis O’Hare (TV’s “True Blood”).


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE JUDGE In Santa Clara

Win Tickets To An Advance For THE JUDGE on October 6, 2014 at 7:30 PM in Santa Clara.


From Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures comes “The Judge,” starring Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. (“Tropic Thunder,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films, the “Iron Man” franchise), Oscar® winner Robert Duvall (“Tender Mercies,” “Crazy Heart”) and Oscar® nominee Vera Farmiga (“Up in the Air,” “The Conjuring”). The film is directed by David Dobkin (“Wedding Crashers”).


In “The Judge,” Downey stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town’s judge (Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before.


Starring alongside Downey, Duvall and Farmiga are Vincent D’Onofrio (TV’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”), Jeremy Strong (“Zero Dark Thirty,” “Lincoln”), Dax Shephard (TV’s “Parenthood”), and Oscar® winner Billy Bob Thornton (“Sling Blade,” “Friday Night Lights”). The film also stars Oscar® winner Melissa Leo (“The Fighter,” “Prisoners”), Leighton Meester (TV’s “Gossip Girl”), Ken Howard (“J. Edgar,” “Michael Clayton”), Emma Tremblay (“Elysium”), Balthazar Getty (TV’s “Brothers & Sisters”), David Krumholtz (“This Is the End”), Sarah Lancaster (TV’s “Chuck”), Grace Zabriskie (TV’s “Big Love”) and Denis O’Hare (TV’s “True Blood”).


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Dwayne Johnson Set To Star In Baywatch Movie

Dwayne Johnson is set to star, and Sean Anders and John Morris ('Horrible Bosses 2') are attached to direct

Paramount is moving forward with its big-screen adaptation of Baywatch and has nabbed Dwayne Johnson for beach patrol duties. The studio also has hired Justin Malen to rewrite and has attached the hot comedy writing team of Sean Anders and John Morris (We're the Millers) to direct.

Montecito Pictures is producing along with Beau Flynn. Tripp Vinson is executive producing. Hiram Garcia, who is Johnson's producing partner, will serve in some producing capacity.

Johnson has long been rumored to head up a Baywatch movie, and the oft-shirtless star would seem a perfect fit for the action film that takes place along the perilous shores of Santa Monica. In fact, the Fast & Furious star is no stranger to showing off his abs as he did in the titular role in Hercules, which opened in July. Johnson was just loosely attached to the film, but he confirmed his involvement via the below two tweets on Thursday evening and Friday morning.

Paramount has been trying to mount a Baywatch movie for years and has begun to ramp up its efforts. A number of previous writers have taken a crack at the script including Jeremy Garelick and Peter Tolan. At one point the action was set to revolve around a series of shark attacks that led the Baywatch team to investigate a drug-smuggling operation. It is unclear what Malen's take will be for the latest version.

Malen has become an in-demand writer after his 2011 Blacklist script Bastards became a hot comedy property. Montecito will produce that film, and Alcon will finance. Malen also wrote the sequel to Bad Teacher for Sony, with Cameron Diaz attached to star.

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Gone Girl Review: Crafty, Smart Thriller is Just Too Long

Gone Girl bubbles with a sexualized psychosis that's a bit too long for our bladders.
In Director David Fincher's Gone Girl, Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) are a couple in deep trouble. After five years of marriage, they seem further apart than ever as both their careers and personal lives have dried up. All of that changes when Nick returns home to find his wife has disappeared, leading police to eventually suspect him. They have their reasons, and soon evidence begins to pile up that not even Nick's attorney Tanner Bolt (Tyler Perry) can overcome. But Amy is not who she appears, and as Nick, Tanner, and Nick's sister (Carrie Coon) begin to put the pieces together, it's clear that no one is prepared for what is coming.

Based closely to the 2012 best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn (who also wrote the screenplay), Gone Girl is a deeply disturbing tale of lies and deceit with plenty of character drama and twists to satisfy just about everyone. The world of Amy and Nick feels fully formed, as do their struggles and worsening marital situation. As Amy writes in her journal about the changing tide, we recognize in ourselves moments when we doubt our lives; in Nick, we see a man pulled away from his life by another woman, ready to make a change until Amy disappears. The social commentary of cable television hosts and selfie vipers is also a strong element that provides needed levity throughout. From Missi Pyle to Sela Ward, these caricatures are enjoyable and perfectly placed. And then Fincher drops the bomb that changes everything. And then he does it again. And at least one more time.

And yet, it's not the Oscar winner that I think everyone has been wanting. At a staggering 149 minutes, Girl doesn't need that kind of time to tell its story. This isn't the brilliant Lincoln, which benefited from every minute Spielberg gave it. Believe me, I'm not opposed to long films; but when I can see the propped up edges of a sequence that drags on the story, I get a little impatient. Here, Fincher adds a somewhat needless series involving Amy and a Hillbilly couple before sending them on their way, never to be seen again. I get why their appearance is necessary, but I dislike Fincher's decision to stick with them for so long. His adherence to the novel also hurts Girl, as Amy and Nick attempt to put their lives back together once she returns. Granted, it's good (and frankly diabolical) stuff, but I wonder what might have happened if they had cut a few minutes off the end.

My other problem with Gone Girl is in the appearance of Neil Patrick Harris as Amy's obsessive and eccentric former boyfriend. He's not around enough for us to care, serving merely as a plot vehicle in Act 3. In those few scenes, Harris rises above his television persona, proving that perhaps he's not a one-Barney pony. Granted, there wasn't enough time to develop the character, but that's Fincher's fault for choosing the wrong stories to tell.

But there's also so much to like about Gone Girl: the graying hues of our leads, the funny social commentary of television juries, and all the man/girl junk throughout. Yes, it's a body part party that's as sexualized as Cronenberg's Crash and just about as evil, too. Affleck is the star here, and his muted performance does keep the audience off-scent. We're not sure if we like or hate Nick, but by film's end he's as tragic a character as we've seen in 2014. Affleck's never been known to play such dark roles, which makes this one so enjoyable. When the big reveal arrives, the story turns to Pike who plays Amy as a deeply disturbed sociopath that's sadly done this sort of thing before to other men. In Gone Girl, she is at her most beautiful and sexual, with Fincher doing his best to show off one of the hidden gems of Hollywood. Perry and Coon also turn in nice performances, rounding out a team that's still nowhere close to matching Amy's accumen.

Gone Girl is a satisfyingly disturbing film that exposes the lies of underlying madness that some marriages become. Bubbling with a sexualized psychosis, Fincher delivers another winner, even if the runtime pushes our bladders to the limit. While not a must-see theater experience, you'll want to catch this in whatever form you choose, as I'm sure we'll be hearing about this come February.

Gone Girl is Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language and has a runtime of 149 minutes.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ST. VINCENT In Las Vegas

Win Tickets To An Advance For ST. VINCENT on October 14, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas.


In ST. VINCENT, Maggie (Melissa McCarthy), a single mother, moves into a new home in Brooklyn with her 12-year old son, Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). Forced to work long hours, she has no choice but to leave Oliver in the care of their new neighbor, Vincent (Bill Murray), a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for alcohol and gambling.


An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair. Together with a pregnant stripper named Daka (Naomi Watts), Vincent brings Oliver along on all the stops that make up his daily routine – the race track, a strip club, and the local dive bar. Vincent helps Oliver grow to become a man, while Oliver begins to see in Vincent something that no one else is able to: a misunderstood man with a good heart.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY on October 4, 2014 at 10:30AM in Sacramento.


Disney’s “ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him.


He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY San Jose

Win Tickets To An Advance For ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY on October 4, 2014 at 10:30AM in San Jose.


Disney’s “ALEXANDER & THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life—a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him.


He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn't had one.


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps Entertainment/Jim Henson Company production. The film hits theaters nationwide Oct. 10, 2014.


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DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device

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