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Peter Rabbit Trailer Starring The Voices Of James Corden, Daisy Ridley & Margot Robbie

I Origins Review: Intelligent Message Gets Lost in Its Own Vanity

The bold but flawed Science Fiction drama I Origins strains under its own weight.

I Origins suggests that while people possess an original and unreproducible set of eyes, those very same eyes and the memories it seizes can transfer to a yet-unborn person, once their original owner dies. For scientist Ian (Michael Pitt), proving otherwise has become a lifelong dream. Soon, he and research assistant Karen (Brit Marling) seek to prove that the eye is a product of slow, evolutionary change as opposed to its instant creation by some unknown force. The results make Ian famous, but not before a chance meeting with the mysterious Sofi (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), whose eyes are among the most unique Ian has ever seen. After hooking up with Sofi, the two experience unimaginable tragedy, leaving Ian and Karen to continue their work. Now married and having produced a child, they realize the boy's eyes match those of another man whose recent death have gifted some of his memories to the new…

#MINIONS Go Christmas Caroling

MINIONS Go Caroling. The clip is to promote the exclusive Holiday Gift Card Offer from AMC Theatres



The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge…

Jake Gyllenhaal Is Ripped In The First Image From "Southpaw"

The actor has clearly been logging some serious hours in the gym

You probably won't want to step into a ring with Jake Gyllenhaal after seeing the first image for his forthcoming film Southpaw.

The Weinstein Company has released its first peek at the boxing drama with a promotional photo of Gyllenhaal showing off his impressive physique.

Director Antoine Fuqua's film centers on a boxer who finds success with the gloves on but is having major issues in his personal life. Rachel McAdams, Rita Ora, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris and 50 Cent co-star. The script was written by Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter.

This is the latest project to require a major onscreen transformation for Gyllenhaal, who lost a significant amount of weight for his previous film Nightcrawler.

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7 Things We Learned From The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

You’ve seen it (below). You have thoughts. So do we. Here are 7 things we just learned from the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, which blew up Black Friday with voom-voom pew-pew-pew glory.



1. There is a triple-bladed lightsaber. 

Remember when our minds were blown by Darth Maul having a two-sided lightsaber in The Phantom Menace trailer? Not to be outdone, here comes J.J. Abrams with a triple-sided version. Note the light itself is more sparky and flame-like than the usual solid-looking shafts. Also, functionality-wise, the prongs presumably act as added protection. Finally somebody must have said, “Hey, maybe we should make a lightsaber that guards our wrists because our hands keep getting chopped off.” This also give it a medieval Game of Thrones-ian broad-sword look.

2. There’s no outer space in the teaser trailer: 

Desert, lakes, forests, more desert. The entire trailer is terrestrial-based footage, which is a little weird for a movie called Star Wars. We’re not complaining; …

Open Forum Friday: November 28, 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 Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1
- Horrible Bosses 2
- Penguins of Madagascar
Blu-rays
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</br> - As Above, So Below

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.

Don't forget to listen to Inside the Bucket, the official podcast of SandwichJohnFilms.com - we're available on both iTunes and Sticher Radio.

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Independence Day Sequel On Its Way. Oh Joy.

It’s been vapourware. It’s been in various stages of development. It’s been two movies set to shoot back-to-back. It’s seen writers come and go. And, most recently, it scored a 2016 release date. But even that wasn’t enough to make 20th Century Fox officially hit the “go” button on the Independence Day sequel. Now, though, the green light is flashing and the cameras should be rolling in May.

Roland Emmerich, who has long been the champion of more alien invasion action, has surprisingly not already signed a deal to direct, but given what he’s said about the film in the past months, that’s merely a formality. According to Deadline, the studio will start locking in a cast as soon as Emmerich is officially on board and it will only be a single film: the double-shot option is not going forward for now. Also not present? Will Smith, who has long since apparently passed on appearing. Could he be tempted to relent? It’s not impossible, but don’t count on Captain Steven Hiller showing up.

No …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer & Images

It's finally here: the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It's not that long, but it will do for now. So what are you waiting for? And what are you doing reading this? Head over to Apple immediately to watch it for yourself, then come back here to find out our thoughts shortly.




Early thoughts: this looks like being the real deal, a return to the core values (practical effects! Practical droids!) and, more importantly, the feel of classic Star Wars.


It's also more notable for what it doesn't show as much as it shows. So, contrary to initial rumours, we don't get a glimpse of the old stagers returning to the franchise. There's no Mark Hamill as a bearded Luke Skywalker, no Harrison Ford as Han Solo, no Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa, no Chewie, no Threepio, no Artoo.


What we do get is a glimpse at the new blood that will drive the film - John Boyega, the hero of the film, intriguingly wearing an Imperial Stormtrooper's outfit. Some rumours had …

Penguins of Madagascar Review: "Cute and Cuddly" All the Way

Penguins of Madagascar makes a strong case for cute and cuddliness.
If you've been reading SJF for any time period, you know my affection for the inoffensive animated comedy. Easy on the eyes for the young-ins and usually filled with pop trash zaniness for the adults, the genre has hit its stride over the past year, delivering hits like The LEGO Movie and Mr. Peabody and Sherman with cool efficiency. The Penguins of Madagascar has all the pieces for similar success, delivering the fun of the television show and emphatically placing them above their New York Zoo brethren.

Part origin story, Penguins begins with our favorite flightless birds Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon) and the newly-hatched Private (Christopher Knights), whom the other dub as their 'brother.' Impulsive and frankly militant, the Penguins escape their frozen Arctic confines to become the darlings of the New York Zoo, turning one of their habitation mates Dave (Joh…

TV Review: Gotham “Lovecraft”

TV Review: Gotham “Lovecraft”
By: Brandon Wolfe

With roughly half of its first season now laid out, ‘Gotham’ is still struggling to get its act together. The flaws that one hoped were temporary and being worked through are now starting to look like they might be the house style. The show is all thumbs, uncertain of what it wants to be and seemingly incapable of any artfulness. It should be much better than this, yet it doesn’t seem to be on any path to redemption.


Arguably the biggest problem with ‘Gotham’ is its stubborn insistence on cramming young Bruce Wayne into the works as a major character. This decision has hamstrung the show by forcing a character into a context in which he simply doesn’t make sense. ‘Gotham’ was sold as a gritty cop procedural set in a pre-Batman Gotham City. This is a conceit with promise, at least in theory, but it’s also one where a schoolboy version of Bruce Wayne makes little sense playing a sizable role. The creators seem convinced that people will not…

First Look At Katie Cassidy As The Black Canary

Laurel may be suiting up in a new Black Canary costume, but Arrow fans be warned: The novice is far from being a hero.

Driven by revenge, Laurel (Katie Cassidy) has been desperate to take up the mantle of the Black Canary following the death of her sister Sara (Caity Lotz), inching her closer and closer to fulfilling her comic book destiny—something fans of the graphic novels have been eagerly awaiting since the show’s inception. But she may be putting the cart before the horse when she finally suits up.

“Just because you put on a mask and a costume doesn’t mean you’re a superhero,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells EW. “A mask does not a hero make. We’re really at the beginning of Laurel’s journey to becoming the Black Canary, not the end by virtue of the fact that she’s put on a costume.”

Therefore, when Laurel does finally go out to fight crime, “It’s not like Arrow [Stephen Amell], Arsenal [Colton Haynes] or Diggle [David Ramsey] going out into the field,” he says. “She ge…

Flash vs. Arrow Crossover Event Trailer

Forget Batman vs. Superman. Forget Captain America vs. Iron Man.

If you're ready to get amped for Flash vs. Arrow, we've got the promo for you. There's action, there's comedy — there's plenty of two superfriends trying to bash each other to bits.



Watch the full, two-part crossover during the Dec. 2 episode of The Flash and the Dec. 3 episode of Arrow. And check out what the shows' cast and creators told The Hollywood Reporter about the TV event here.

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Avatar Sequels “They’re Gonna Be Bitchin’ & "You Will Shit Yourself" According To James Cameron

While Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Fives Armies hogs the New Zealand limelight, a quiet corner of the North Island houses James Cameron as he beavers away on the scripts for his next two Avatar films, currently known as Avatars 2, 3 and 4 but soon no doubt to be furnished with sexier, more descriptive titles. ‘Eywa Hard With A Vengeance’, that kind of thing.

“I can tell you one thing about them,” Cameron laughs when Empire nonchalantly enquiries about storylines. “They’re gonna be bitchin’. You will shit yourself with your mouth wide open.”

Despite early rumours of a move to 60 frames per second, 48 is Cameron’s choice of frame rate for the sequels. “My thinking at the time was that 60 [FPS] might be a better segue to the video market,” he says. “I’ll be plugging into a system that’s a little more mature, so it makes sense for me to do 48 frames at this point.”

The writer/director has divided the two scripts across a writing team that includes Rick Jaffa, Amanda Sil…

Character Poster For @KingsmanMovie

20th Century Fox is excited to share 4 NEW Domestic Character Posters for their upcoming film KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE, featuring Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Taron Egerton, and the adorable Dog.



KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE hits theaters everywhere on February 13, 2015!


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Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

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New Poster For #PeanutsMovie

To celebrate Charles Schulz’s birthday, Snoopy and Woodstock have shared a brand NEW poster for THE PEANUTS MOVIE!

In PEANUTS, a 3D, CGI animated comedic adventure, Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace! – embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis, while his best pal Charlie Brown begins his own epic quest back home.

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Giveaway: Rosewater Prize Pack

Open Road Films has provide us with and amazing prize pack to giveaway.

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 declaration hours before the polls closed, Bahari endured personal risk by sending footage of the street riots to the BBC. Bahari was arrested by police, led by a man identifying himself only as “Rosewater,” who tortured and interrogated him over the next 118 days.

With Bahari’s wife leading an international campaign to have her husband freed, and Western media outl…

Red & Green Band For UNFINISHED BUSINESS Starring Vince Vaughn

20th Century Fox has released brand new Red AND Green Band trailers for the highly anticipated comedy, UNFINISHED BUSINESS! Follow relentless businessman, Vince Vaughn, and his colleagues, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco, as they take work matters to Europe to make or break their careers, stumbling upon the most scandalous of escapades along the way. Get ready for this hysterical journey to hit theaters everywhere MARCH 6, 2015!

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Red Band trailer


Green Band trailer


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Stan Lee Featurette From BIG HERO 6

From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie GoGo Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.”

#BaymaxFistBump Clip


Stan Lee Featurette


Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie t…

NBA All Net Is Live

NBA ALL NET™ SHOOTS INTO THE APP STORE & GOOGLE PLAY

A Licensed NBA IP Showcasing Over 500 NBA Superstars Now Available for Android and iOS


Mobile game publisher KICK9 Inc., today announced that its latest mobile title NBA All Net™ is now available for Android and iOS – it’s debut just in time as the NBA season is in full swing!

NBA All Net is a licensed title from DeNA known for their development and publishing of popular mobile titles including Transformers: Age of Extinction, MARVEL War of Heroes, Rage of Bahamut, and G.I. JOE BATTLEGROUND. NBA All Net showcases officially licensed real world and up-to-date teams, logos, images, and players delivering an authentic NBA card collecting experience. Players can take part in various games where they can relive historic career highlights of NBA players, survive the Road to Glory, battle their way through tournaments, take part in competitive leagues or compete in Ranked Matches and rise to the top of seasonal Leaderboards. Future u…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE IMITATION GAME In Las Vegas

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE IMITATION GAME on December 11th at 7:00PM in Las Vegas.


THE IMITATION GAME is a 2014 British-American historical thriller film about British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany's Enigma code that helped the Allies win World War II, only to later be criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing and is directed by Morten Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE IMITATION GAME In Phoenix

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE IMITATION GAME on December 11th at 7:00PM in Phoenix.


THE IMITATION GAME is a 2014 British-American historical thriller film about British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany's Enigma code that helped the Allies win World War II, only to later be criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing and is directed by Morten Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges.


Make sure to LIKESandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our Podcast



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The Humbling Trailer & New Images Starring Al Pacino

The Humbling is an erotic comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and written by Buck Henry and Michal Zebede, based on the 2009 novel, The Humbling, written by Philip Roth. The film stars Al Pacino, Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin and Mandy Patinkin.


Simon Axler, an aged and addled actor has his world turned upside down after he embarks upon an affair with a lesbian.



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