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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanSniper In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For AMERICAN SNIPER on January 12th at 7:30 PM in Sacramento.


Bradley Cooper as real-life sniper Chris Kyle, whose story he’s been trying to bring to the screen for a couple of years now. The first trailer for the result, American Sniper.


Jason Hall adapted Navy SEAL Kyle’s book, subtitled The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In US Military. That recorded Kyle’s career as a Texas-born shooter who notched the highest number of recorded kills for an American. But his dedication to his sights and his SEAL mates has an impact on his relationship with his wife (Sienna Miller). And in a tragic twist, Kyle was killed at a shooting range by the traumatised fellow veteran who he and a friend were helping post-military service.


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

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For AMERICAN SNIPER on January 12th at 7:30 PM in Santa Clara.


Bradley Cooper as real-life sniper Chris Kyle, whose story he’s been trying to bring to the screen for a couple of years now. The first trailer for the result, American Sniper.


Jason Hall adapted Navy SEAL Kyle’s book, subtitled The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In US Military. That recorded Kyle’s career as a Texas-born shooter who notched the highest number of recorded kills for an American. But his dedication to his sights and his SEAL mates has an impact on his relationship with his wife (Sienna Miller). And in a tragic twist, Kyle was killed at a shooting range by the traumatised fellow veteran who he and a friend were helping post-military service.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanSniper In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For AMERICAN SNIPER on January 12th at 7:30 PM in Fresno.


Bradley Cooper as real-life sniper Chris Kyle, whose story he’s been trying to bring to the screen for a couple of years now. The first trailer for the result, American Sniper.


Jason Hall adapted Navy SEAL Kyle’s book, subtitled The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In US Military. That recorded Kyle’s career as a Texas-born shooter who notched the highest number of recorded kills for an American. But his dedication to his sights and his SEAL mates has an impact on his relationship with his wife (Sienna Miller). And in a tragic twist, Kyle was killed at a shooting range by the traumatised fellow veteran who he and a friend were helping post-military service.


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New Trailer For Ryan Reynolds’ The Voices

There's a new trailer for Ryan ReynoldsThe Voices and it’s every bit as twisted as you’d expect from a black comedy about a serial killer who follows instructions from a talking cat called Mr. Whiskers. There’s also a talking dog, an Elvis impersonator and Gemma Arterton’s head in a fridge.



The Voices sees Reynolds playing a diffident warehouse worker called Jerry Hickfang. He wouldn’t normally say “boo” to a goose but, as it turns out, he probably would brutally stab it to death with its own beak if Mr. Whiskers told him too. When he plucks up the courage to ask that pretty girl in accounting (Anna Kendrick) out, he must try to resist the feline’s foul bidding. Luckily, he has his trusty bull mastiff Bosco to offer a voice of reason.

Jacki Weaver and Gemma Arterton round out the cast as his puzzled shrink and reanimated victim respectively.

Marje ‘Persepolis’ Satrapi has overseen this deliriously barking-looking confection, working from a script by Paranormal Activity 2’s Micha…

#GANGLANDUNDERCOVER Premiering On History Channel February 24th

HISTORY GOES FOR A RIDE IN GRITTY FACT-BASED DRAMA SERIES ‘GANGLAND UNDERCOVER

Gangland Undercover Premieres Tuesday, February 24 at 10 PM ET/PT

HISTORY is taking viewers inside a covert operation in the new fact-based drama series, GANGLAND UNDERCOVER, which chronicles meth dealer turned ATF infiltrator Charles Falco’s mission inside one of America’s most notoriously violent outlaw motorcycle gangs. Giving a rare look inside this historically infamous organized crime gang through of the eyes of an undercover investigator, the six-episode series premieres on HISTORY Tuesday, February 24 at 10 PM ET/PT and is based on Falco’s 2013 memoir, “Vagos, Mongols, and Outlaws: My Infiltration of America’s Deadliest Biker Gangs.”

GANGLAND UNDERCOVER follows Falco’s three-year mission living a double-life as an ATF informant planted inside the one of the most historically dangerous motorcycle gangs, the California-based Vagos – a criminal group involved in drug trafficking, arms smuggling, mone…

STUDENTS TO SEE #SELMAMOVIE FOR FREE More Cities To Be Announced

CITIES ACROSS AMERICA ARE JOINING THE MOVEMENT

DUE TO THE REACTION IN NEW YORK CITY, MAJOR U.S. CITIES ARE INSPIRED TO FOLLOW AND RAISE FUNDS FOR STUDENTS TO SEE “SELMA” FOR FREE

Inspired by the overwhelming success in New York City, prominent members of the African-American business communities in major cities across America have teamed with Paramount Pictures to create funds for students to see the Golden Globe-nominated film “SELMA” for free in participating theaters. The cities joining the effort will be announced Monday, January 12th at 9:00 a.m. ET.

The New York City program provided free admission for 27,000 of the city’s 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to see “SELMA” in participating local theaters. 27 African-American business leaders contributed to the fund and activated their network of contacts to put this program into motion, creating an impromptu and innovative public-private partnership for the greater good.

The students in these cities will provide a student ID or report…

MILLENNIUM ENTERTAINMENT BRANDED TO "ALCHEMY"

ALCHEMY, THE NEW BRAND NAME OF THE FORMERLY TITLED MILLENNIUM ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCED TODAY.

Rebrand Encompasses New Direction and Focus of Leading Independent Distributor of Film and Television Content

CEO Bill Lee announced today that Alchemy is the new brand name of the company formerly known as Millennium Entertainment. The rebrand comes five months after a management team led by Lee and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group LLC partnered to acquire the Millennium Entertainment catalog assets and distribution platform from a consortium of investors.

"Our new brand name encapsulates our culture, our ambitious mission, and our dedication as a company to working with leading filmmakers and producers to create and deliver the finest content," said Lee. "Alchemy is a seemingly magical process of creation and transformation through combination. The name embodies our goals of uniting storytellers and their audiences in one dynamic community. We believe that conven…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanSniper In Las Vegas

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For AMERICAN SNIPER on January 12th at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas.


Bradley Cooper as real-life sniper Chris Kyle, whose story he’s been trying to bring to the screen for a couple of years now. The first trailer for the result, American Sniper.


Jason Hall adapted Navy SEAL Kyle’s book, subtitled The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In US Military. That recorded Kyle’s career as a Texas-born shooter who notched the highest number of recorded kills for an American. But his dedication to his sights and his SEAL mates has an impact on his relationship with his wife (Sienna Miller). And in a tragic twist, Kyle was killed at a shooting range by the traumatised fellow veteran who he and a friend were helping post-military service.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanSniper In Phoenix

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For AMERICAN SNIPER on January 12th at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.


Bradley Cooper as real-life sniper Chris Kyle, whose story he’s been trying to bring to the screen for a couple of years now. The first trailer for the result, American Sniper.


Jason Hall adapted Navy SEAL Kyle’s book, subtitled The Autobiography Of The Most Lethal Sniper In US Military. That recorded Kyle’s career as a Texas-born shooter who notched the highest number of recorded kills for an American. But his dedication to his sights and his SEAL mates has an impact on his relationship with his wife (Sienna Miller). And in a tragic twist, Kyle was killed at a shooting range by the traumatised fellow veteran who he and a friend were helping post-military service.


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Movie Review: Taken 3

Third time is no charm for Bryan Mills' skills.
Taken 3
Review by Brandon Wolfe
Some franchises have a heck of a time justifying their continuing existence. While some films have premises conducive to repeat adventures, others are strictly one-shot-deals that simply aren’t built to spawn offspring. Die Hard was seemingly one of these films, but it somehow managed to buck the odds for at least a couple of sequels. More recently, someone got it into their head that The Hangover had trilogy potential when it very clearly only made sense as a single film. Now they’ve squeezed two sequels out of Taken, the 2009 sleeper hit where Liam Neeson used his now-infamous particular set of skills to take out the Eurotrash who absconded with his teenage daughter. Taken was a lean, satisfying, hugely effective action-thriller, but it was also a closed loop. When Neeson’s Bryan Mills got his daughter back, that was the logical conclusion of that story, until that story had to go and make a bunch of …

Open Forum Friday: January 9th, 2015

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
- Selma

Blu-rays
- A Walk Among the Tombstones

- Men, Women & Children

- Gone Girl

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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The World Made Straight Review: Exceedingly Dull Affair

After a solid opening, The World Made Straight slows to a painful Southern crawl. Review by Matt Cummings

In David Burris' The World Made Straight, life in North Carolina and Madison County is based on drug deals and dreams abated. For 17-year-old drop out Travis (Jeremy Irvine), that life is going nowhere until he meets a former teacher turned drug dealer Leonard (Noah Wylie) who sees the boy as full of potential. Unfortunately, his world also includes the dangerous drug lord Carlton (Steve Earle) and the sexually available druggie Dena (Minka Kelly). As Travis seeks help from Leonard to pass the GED, he learns of a deep betrayal that goes back to The Civil War, leading to a final showdown that puts his future in the crosshairs.

The trouble with this production is that so little of it is interesting or even worthy of our attention. The backwater surroundings of 1972 North Carolina are appealing enough, but a haphazard story by Penner Shane Danielsen lacks a driving theme an…

Selma Review: Gripping, Powerful Submission to the Oscar Run

Selma represents the first contender for Oscar glory. Review by Matt Cummings

Although 2015 has arrived, we're still dealing with the last-minute submissions for the 2014 Oscar season, an issue based mainly on the lack of nationwide releases for a select few. This isn't anything new: Zero Dark Thirty premiered released during the 2011 Oscar season but didn't make it way into wide release until the middle of January 2012. The same goes for Selma, the powerful, gripping tale of Martin Luther King, Jr's struggles to bring voting rights to African Americans.

Documenting the struggles of Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his movement try to re-establish voting rights for African Americans, a tense and prejudice United States of 1964 is centered in the city of Selma, Alabama. Here, a march is planned to the state's capital of Montgomery, location of Governor George Wallace (Tim Roth) and his racist policies that have made it nearly impossible for residents…

Edward James Olmos to Join SHIELD

The ABC show continues to improve its cast with the commander of The Galactica.
Story by Matt Cummings
It's not every day that you get to see a television show grow into something of true quality. Such is the case for ABC/Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., a show maligned in the first half of its first season with poor writing and utterly forgettable characters. But that all changed with Captain America: The Winter Solider, blowing the Marvel Cinematic Universe wide open and pitting our heroes against Hydra and the U.S. government

The show has also benefitted from a serious injection of new and exciting taken, from BJ Brit to Adrianne Palicki. Recently, the show also added veteran Blair Underwood to play May's ex-, and now we've learned about yet another signing that could be the biggest so far Battlestar Galactica alum Edward James Olmos has signed on to play Robert Gonzalez, who's been promised to play a large role in Season 2.5. In fact Marvel's statement a…

MATT SMITH & KAREN GILLAN To Attend @WalkrStalkrCon In San Francisco

DOCTOR WHO’S MATT SMITH & KAREN GILLAN WILL ATTEND WALKER STALKER CON SAN FRANCISCO JANUARY 31ST-FEBRUARY 1ST

In addition to the 45 guests previously announced, Walker Stalker Con has announced that Doctor Who’s Matt Smith (the 11th Doctor) and Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) will be attending the convention, located at the the Fort Mason Center on January 31st & February 1st, 2015.

Matt Smith & Karen Gillan will also be doing a separated ticket event called, NIGHT OF THE DOCTOR on Saturday night. For more information on this event visit www.nightofthedoctor.com.

Walker Stalker Con returned to it’s inaugural city of Atlanta in October of 2014 where it’s attendance count reached nearly 35,000 fans across it’s three day span. It also assembled more cast members of The Walking Dead than any other convention has, as well as other horror genre actors.

Walker Stalker Con is not just a convention. It is a fan meet-up and an opportunity for each guest to come away feeling like they’ve had…

EMMY ROSSUM & MICHAEL PEÑA To Host @filmindependent #SpiritAwards

EMMY ROSSUM TO JOIN MICHAEL PEÑA AS CO-HOST OF THE FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS NOMINEE BRUNCH AND ANNOUNCE GRANT WINNERS


Ceremony to premiere live exclusively on IFC, Saturday, February 21 at 2:00 pm PT and 5:00 pm ET

Film Independent President Josh Welsh announced today that actress Emmy Rossum will co-host with Michael Peña the Filmmaker Grant and Nominee Brunch on Saturday, January 10 at BOA restaurant in West Hollywood. The nonprofit, that also produces the Los Angeles Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA Film will be celebrating this year’s Spirit Award Nominees and awarding $75,000 in grants to emerging filmmakers.

The event precedes the 30th Film Independent Spirit Awards that will take place as a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 21. This year the show will broadcast live exclusively on IFC at 2:00 PM PT/ 5:00 PM ET.

“Emmy Rossum is both a past Spirit Award nominee for her work in Songcatcher and a LA Film Festival alum,” s…

#LittleBoyMovie Pushed Back Til April 24th

The release date for LITTLE BOY has changed. The film is no longer opening on February 27, 2015. The film has moved to April 24, 2015.



LITTLE BOY is the inspirational story of a 7-year old boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.

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Join The #BOOKOFLIFEFIESTA On January 9th Viewing Party

Bring it home on Digital HD now and join us @Bookoflifemovie on Friday, January 9th. Just use the hashtag #BOOKOFLIFEFIESTA to chime in and join hordes of fans!

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you and your family to join Manolo, Maria and Chuy as they embark on a magical journey that takes them on an adventure of a lifetime in THE BOOK OF LIFE available on Blu-ray™ 3D, Blu-ray™ and DVD January 27.

Written and directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo del Toro, the characters venture to the Land of the Remembered and embrace the rich culture and family history brought to life by the all-star voice cast of Channing Tatum, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna, Ron Perlman,
Kate del Castillo, Christina Applegate and Ice Cube.

THE BOOK OF LIFE is a breathtaking animated comedy with a dazzling visual style unlike anything you’ve seen before. Torn between the expectations of his family and the desires of his heart, a young man named Manolo sets off on an epic quest tha…

Lucasfilm To Straighten Out The Star Wars Universe

The galaxy far, far away is looking to get more organized.

The many, many characters and events that make up the sprawling "Star Wars" saga will soon be part of one cohesive unit as the gang at Lucasfilm is looking to make the stories told in comic books, novel tie-ins, television series and video games as 'official' as those in the feature films.

It's long been accepted that the "Star Wars" feature films represent true "Star Wars" canon, with material from the other mediums (known as the "Star Wars Expanded Universe") usually only serving as elaborate fan fiction. Now, Lucasfilm Story Group is taking the gargantuan task of making everything count.

"'Star Wars' Canon is now determined by the Lucasfilm Story Group which [Pablo Hidalgo] and I are both a part of," recently tweeted Leland Chee, explaining that the organization "has a hand in all facets of 'Star Wars' storytelling, including movies, TV, gam…

New Trailer For THE DUFF. Learn The Lingo

Learn the lingo with a new trailer from CBS Films' THE DUFF! Don't miss the upcoming comedy starring Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Allison Janney, Romany Malco & Ken Jeong opens in theaters on February 20, 2015



Bianca (Mae Whitman) is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as 'The DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends (Skyler Samuels & Bianca Santos). Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher (Ken Jeong), she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby (Nick Eversman), and enlists Wesley (Robbie Amell), a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school's ruthless label maker Madison (Bella Thorne) and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, w…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #WEDDINGRINGER In Las Vegas

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE WEDDING RINGER on January 14th at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas.


Jimmy (Hart) provides best man services for socially challenged guys, who – for whatever reason – have no one close enough to agree to stand by them on the day of their wedding. Doug (Gad) a groom-to-be, has found himself in just such a situation, but, to make matters worse, he fabricates the names of not only a best man but nine groomsmen as well. When all else fails, Doug seeks out Jimmy’s services to carry out a charade designed to make Doug look his best, but threatens to destroy everything if it fails.


THE WEDDING RINGER arrives January 16, 2015


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TV Review: Marvel’s Agent Carter “Now is Not the End” / “Bridge and Tunnel”

Read on for the review of the Agent Carter premiere.
Marvel’s Agent Carter “Now is Not the End” / “Bridge and Tunnel”
Review by Brandon Wolfe
Out of all the characters that have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’m not sure that Agent Peggy Carter would have been my first choice for a television spin-off. That’s not a swipe at Hayley Atwell’s steely American agent (with a British accent), who was perfectly fine in Captain America: The First Avenger, but this wasn’t a character that seemed to necessitate further exploration on an expanded canvas. Add to that the fact that Carter was landlocked from the rest of the active Marvel Universe due to her existence in the 1940s, making the opportunities for movie crossovers virtually impossible, or at least less significant (even Cap himself is frozen in her timeline and therefore unavailable for cameos), and it didn’t seem like a show about Carter would prove a fruitful endeavor toward Marvel’s hyper-synergistic approach. But Agent C…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For @paddingtonbear In SACRAMENTO

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For PADDINGTON on January 10th at 11:00 AM in SACRAMENTO.


PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear who travels to the city in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck that says "Please look after this bear. Thank you," and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of a museum taxidermist. The film features an entirely computer-generated bear who interacts with a cast of esteemed actors.


PADDINGTON is directed by Paul King and stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Nicole Kidman and Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington.


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