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Some Actors Not Appearing in X-Men: Apocalypse?

Learn who said they and another actor might not be appearing.
Story by Matt Cummings
The return of the X-Men franchise in 2014 was flat-out one of the riskiest projects, but the time-traveling X-Men: Days of Future Past proved it could successfully blend time travel with two universes of actors into a fun and rewarding project. The film also reset certain unpopular storylines from X1-X3 which had alienated fans and put the franchise itself on shaky ground.

One of the reasons for the success of DOFP was the return of Patrick Stewart as Professor Xavier and Ian McKellen as Magneto. Both of whom were and still are popular in the movie universe, and perhaps Stewart is as best known for his iconic performance as he is for Star Trek: The Next Generation's Captain Jean-Luc Picard.

But while fans could breathe a sigh of relief at Stewart's return, DOFP set up a whole new series of questions about the next film, X-Men: Apocalypse. Aside from the appearance of the titular bad…

Fandango Sets Record For R-Rated Movies

Read on to learn which movie set the new record.
Story by David Clark
Fandango reported this week that pre-sold passes to Fifty Shades of Grey, which is set to release the day before Valentine’s Day, has set a record for the site.

The sites statistics revealed that Fifty Shades of Grey has set records for advanced ticket sales for R-Rated movies and is on pace to set a record for most sales ever. The movie starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan will likely be the next big thing to hit theaters in 2015. As an adaptation from a book series the storyline has already garnered an obsessive fan base. The book trilogy has already sold over 100 million copies worldwide. The series has had record sales in Britain and has also sold over 45 million copies in the United States alone.

For something that started as an experimental story inspired by the Twilight series the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, written by E.L. James, has taken on a life of its’ own. The books are described by wo…

Fox in Talks to Reboot The X-Files

The Reboot is Out There
In what has seemed like an inevitability for some time now, plans have begun at 20th Century Fox to launch a reboot of its iconic ‘90s megahit The X-Files. According to Deadline, Fox TV Group chairman Gary Newman has confirmed that talks have taken place to bring the sci-fi series back to the airwaves, and that he was “hopeful” about the prospect of it happening. Series creator Chris Carter alluded to the possibility of a reboot last summer, though his level of involvement in the new series has yet to be determined. Also unclear is how much of a role, if any, original series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson might have. One suspects the network will want a new, younger crop of FBI agents investigating phenomena.

The X-Files aired on Fox from 1993-2002 and was among the defining television series of the Clinton era, garnering huge ratings and spawning two feature films. The second film, 2008’s I Want To Believe, was a box-office failure and seemingly a …

The Humbling Review: Meandering, Uneven VOD Release

The Humbling is an uneven, meandering affair that proves VOD is more dumping ground than viable alternative.
Review by Matt Cummings
In Director Barry Levinson's The Humbling, Al Pacino plays Simon Axler, a once famous stage actor who, after literally falling off stage, seeks to evaluate his life before father time takes it from him. He soon meets the daughter of his closest friend (Great Gerwig), a lesbian who's left a trail of pathetic exes in her wake, and the two strike up a relationship. Unfortunately, Simon isn't prepared for the chaos Pegeen will bring, as his dementia forces him to re-evaluate everything he knows.

Based on the Phillip Roth novel, The Humbling can't decide if its a stinging satire or skit comedy. It starts off self-assured with several comedic skits that keep our attention, including Nina Ariana, a fellow nuthouse resident who wants to kill her husband for molesting their daughter. But the tide turns when Gerwig enters the picture; she does…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #PROJECTALMANAC In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For PROJECT ALMANAC on January 28th at 6:00 PM in Sacramento.


A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.

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

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For PROJECT ALMANAC on January 28th at 6:00 PM in San Francisco.


A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger.

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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 tran…

Arrow Season 3 Featurette. Teases 3-Part Trilogy

Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim teases the 3-part trilogy featuring the villain, Danny 'Brick' Brickwell.

“In the aftermath of Oliver’s fight with Ra’s al Ghul, Diggle and Arsenal continue to protect the city in the Arrow’s absence. However, after three days without hearing from Oliver, they begin to fear the worst may have happened to their friend. Felicity refuses to believe that Oliver could be dead until Merlyn pays the team a surprise visit. Thea suspects there is something more behind Oliver’s disappearance and asks Merlyn for a favor. Meanwhile, Ray tests a part of his new suit and Laurel takes up the mantle of the Black Canary.”



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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For @BlackorWhite In Scottsdale

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For BLACK OR WHITE on January 26th at 7:00 PM in Scottsdale.


BLACK OR WHITE is the story of a grandfather (Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When her paternal grandmother (Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer) seeks custody with the help of her brother (Anthony Mackie), the little girl is torn between two families who love her deeply. With the best intentions at heart, both families fight for what they feel is right and are soon forced to confront their true feelings about race, forgiveness, and understanding. Anchored by an all-star cast and based on real events, the movie is a look at two seemingly different worlds, in which nothing is as simple as black or white.


The film stars Kevin Costner, Gillian Jacobs, Jennifer Ehle, Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mackie and Bill Burr.

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New Trailer For SONG ONE Starring #AnneHathaway

Watch the Second Trailer for SONG ONE now.



Oscar® winner Anne Hathaway (INTERSTELLAR, LES MISERABLES) stars as Franny in SONG ONE, a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s vibrant modern-folk music scene. After Franny’s musician brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield, BOARDWALK EMPIRE) is injured and hospitalized in a coma following a car accident, Franny returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his notebook as a guide to how his life has evolved in her absence. Franny seeks out the musicians and artists Henry loved, in the course of her journey meeting James Forester (Johnny Flynn), his musical idol, whose success and fame belie a shy and private man. As a strong romantic connection develops between Franny and James, the question becomes if love can bloom even under the most adverse circumstances. The film also stars Oscar® winner Mary Steenburgen (THE HELP) and features original music composed by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice, and live performances from Shar…

Zachary Levi Joins #HeroesReborn

Zachary Levi has signed on to star in NBC’s Heroes Reborn, EW has confirmed.

A relaunch of the original superhero drama, which ran from 2006 to 2010, the 13-episode event series will feature a brand new story, though Jack Coleman is slated to reprise his role as Noah Bennett, a.k.a. HRG.

“We’re still keeping Zac’s role under wraps because everything is shrouded in mystery for this miniseries, but we’re very excited he’s been cast,” NBC boss Bob Greenblatt told reporters at the Television Critics Associations winter TV previews, noting that more castings will be announced over the next few weeks.

Added Levi: “One of my first, and fondest, memories of joining the NBC family in 2007 was having the pleasure of getting to know Tim Kring, and the cast of Heroes. I was a fan of their collective work and always thought it was such a fantastic and fun world they got to play in. With Heroes: Reborn, I’m honored to have the opportunity to bring more of that world to life, and excited to help in …

Colin Hanks & Alex Pettyfer Join Elvis & Nixon

Colin Hanks, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville, Tracy Letts and singer Sky Ferreira have joined Elvis & Nixon, the true story drama that has begun shooting in Atlanta.

The indie sees Michael Shannon as Elvis, embarking on a trip to Washington D.C. to meet President Richard Nixon, being played by Kevin Spacey. Liza Johnson is directing the movie that also has Evan Peters (X-Men: Days of Future Past) in its supporting cast.

The movie tells of the infamous Dec. 21, 1970, meeting between Presley and Nixon, both men at the height of their power in their respective fields. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon an urgent six-page letter requesting a visit and suggesting that he be made a "Federal Agent-at-Large" in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs.

Pettyfer is playing Jerry Schilling, Elvis’ best friend who accompanies the singer to DC. Hanks is playing Nixon's aide Egil Krogh.

Knoxville is playing another member of the Memphis mafia who was Elvis’…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #TheBoyNextDoor In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE BOY NEXT DOOR on January 20th at 7:00 PM in Sacramento.


Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in THE BOY NEXT DOOR, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman, John Corbett and Kristin Chenoweth.


The Boy Next Door is produced by Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, Lopez and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas of Nuyorican Productions, Benny Medina of The Medina Company and John Jacobs of Smart Entertainment. www.theboynextdoorfilm.com

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Tom Hardy Is Out Of Suicide Squad. Could Jake Gyllenhaal Replace Him?

Looks like Tom Hardy is out and the studio has made overtures to Jake Gyllenhaal to replace Hardy but it's unclear if the "Nightcrawler" actor will be able to take on the movie.

Tom Hardy has dropped out of Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’ all-star comic book movie being directed by David Ayer. Not losing a beat, the studio has made overtures to Jake Gyllenhaal, who has generated heat for his performance in Nightcrawler, to replace Hardy

Gyllenhaal, who worked with Ayer on the acclaimed police thriller End of Watch, is currently on Broadway for his play Constellations.

Based on DC Entertainment’s villains-forced-to-be-heroes characters, the cast boasts a nefarious lineup that includes Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto, along with Jai Courtney and Cara Delevingne.

Hardy was to have played Rick Flagg, the leader of the group that consists of Batman villains Deadshot (Smith), Joker (Leto) and Harley Quinn (Robbie), plus Boomerang (Courtney) and Enchantress (Delevingne).

Ha…

Giveaway: #KevinHart THE BIG HOUSE Complete Series

With Kevin Hart's THE WEDDING RINGER opening today, OLIVE FILMS has provided us with an amazing giveaway for our fans.

Fans of Kevin Hart can own "THE BIG HOUSE" for the first time on DVD


Olive Films will released “THE BIG HOUSE” The Complete Series exclusively on DVD. “THE BIG HOUSE” has never before been released on any format and is not available via any digital outlet.


Comedian Kevin Hart (Ride Along, About Last Night, Think Like A Man) stars in this hilarious series in the tradition of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. One of Kevin Hart’s first starring roles, “THE BIG HOUSE” cast also includes Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”), Faizon Love (Couples Retreat) and Keith Davis (Platoon).

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Open Forum Friday: January 16, 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
- Blackhat
- American Sniper
- The Wedding Ringer
- Paddington
Blu-rays
- Lucy
- The Drop
- Annabelle

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 Stitcher Radio.

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Scarlett Johansson Returns for Captain America 3

What role will Black Widow play in the upcoming film?
Story by Matt Cummings
With the incredible success of Captain America: The Winter Solider, Marvel Studios proved it could make a gripping game-changer that has since rippled throughout their movie and television universe. Even Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got a much-needed boost from the infiltration of HYDRA and has spent half of Season 1 and most of Season 2 dealing with the consequences.

Integral to that success was the role of Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), who made herself known as a deeply-conflicted psychopath. She had ties to the Winter Soldier himself in Bucky Barnes, and her presence was as satisfying as any other part of the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed feature. Thus, it comes as little surprise to learn that ScarJo has been tapped once again to join Cap (Chris Evans) in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War. CBM has learned that she'll join Bucky (Sebastian Stan) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie), Iron Man (Robert …

Beverly Hills Cop 4 Still Delayed

The script for Beverly Hills Cop 4 isn't ready because star of the franchise, Eddie Murphy himself told Rolling Stone the reason for the delay.

“Nah, they still trying to get that script right, I’m not doing a ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ unless they have a really incredible script. I’ve read a couple things that look like they can make some paper. But I’m not doing a sh*tty movie just to make some paper. The sh*t got to be right.

I am a huge fan of the franchise minus the third film, so let's hope they get it right.

The plan for BEVERLY HILLS COP 4 is to have the production happen in Michigan and the movie arrive in theaters in 2016

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FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot In Trouble?

Looks like the trailer for THE FANTASTIC FOUR will be attached to the upcoming release forKINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE. But it looks like there might be some issues with the film.

Rumor has it that Trank has made this film more like ‘Chronicle 2′ rather than ‘The Fantastic Four’ reboot which is what the studio wanted.

Latinoreview has heard production might go into reshoots in Louisiana.

But THE FANTASTIC FOUR screenwriter/Producer Simon Kinberg came straight to Latinoreview and cleared things up confirming the reshoot but he’s confident about the film.

To confirm – Fantastic Four will be doing 3-4 days of additional photography with director Josh Trank and some key cast members. We are very excited about the film and can’t wait for you to see what we’ve been up to. And you will be able to do that very soon as I can confirm here that the teaser will be on Kingsman in theaters February 13.


THE FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero…

The Wedding Ringer Review: Tasteless, Shallow Affair

While The Wedding Ringer is a dreadful exercise, most audiences will strangely love it.
Review by Matt Cummings
As someone who loves him some raunchy comedy, it's hard to write this and tell you to stay away from The Wedding Ringer. And while it checks off all the things needed for the perfect Winter release, the Kevin Hart/Josh Gad comedy is shallow, ugly, and surprisingly spiteful.

The lovable loser Doug (Josh Gad) is soon to be married to the hottie Gretchen (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), yet he holds a dark secret: his career and life have afforded him few opportunities to make friends, and his efforts to secure a best man or even groomsmen have utterly failed. Insert rent-a-groom Jimmy (Hart), who will - for a fee - make himself into the ultimate friend. But Doug's situation is special, forcing Jimmy to seek The Golden Tux which includes a full compliment of strange groomsmen with no social skills whatsoever. As the wedding day arrives, Doug must wrestle with not only wi…

Paddington Review: A Sheer Delight

Paddington is a sheer delight, wrapped in marmalade and adorable furry bear hugs.
Review by Matt Cummings
American audiences have witnessed so many fantastic incarnations of Winnie the Pooh over the years that it might be hard to welcome a relative unknown to the game. Luckily, Paddington has arrived with enough warm hugs and simple values to make a strong case for its consideration.

When a young bear travels from the forests of Darkest Peru to be adopted, Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw) soon learns that the London he knows from the 1940's is no longer there. Stuck in a train station with the tag 'Please look after this bear. Thank you.' around his neck, he soon finds a temporary home courtesy of Mary (Sally Hawkins) and Henry (Hugh Bonneville) Brown, who promise to help him locate the famous explorer who saved his Aunt and Uncle from taxidermy many years ago. Unfortunately, dark forces are plotting his demise, including the museum taxidermist Millicent (Nicole Kid…

American Sniper Review: A Tragic, Poignant Must-See

Does American Sniper hit all of its targets? Read on to find out.
Review by Matt Cummings
In Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, we learn about the true cost of freedom in the post-9/11 age, forever altering the lives of the men and women who've volunteered for armed service and tainting them with images of brutality that cannot be undone. For Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), his world changes forever when he volunteers for the Navy SEALs after a vicious attack on US embassies in 1999. As his natural skill as a sniper is unleashed, his street cred among the men rises to nearly god-like status, granting him the name "Legend" with his 160 confirmed kills. But his new wife Taya (Sienna Miller) struggles to maintain her hold on Chris' reality, which becomes more and more distorted as his sniper count rises. Pitted against true evil in the prolific sniper Mustafa and the terrorist known simply as The Butcher, Chris must balance the horrors he must unleash wi…

Blackhat Review: Hacker Thriller Serves Up the Caution

Michael Mann's cautionary Blackhat is expertly shot and well-acted but needs a serious edit.
WARNING: This review contains spoilers.
Review by Matt Cummings
When the world is threatened by an unprecedented cyber attack, the US and Chinese governments band together to discover its source, gathering a list of talented cyber agents like the Chinese officer Chen Dawai (Leehom Wang) and his sister Kien Chen (Wei Tang) along with the FBI agent Carol Barrett (Viola Davis). But that won't be enough to stem the next wave of terror, so Dawai goes to the only person who can help: the imprisoned cyber criminal Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemworth). As their investigation leads all over the world, Hathaway must track the terrorist Sadak (Yorick van Wageningen) and his ruthless associate Kassar (Ritchie Coster) before they completely wipe out Hathaway's team and carry out another attack.

This isn't Mann's first violent picnic - he seems to thrill in placing his characters in re…

Tom Cruise & Doug Liman Re-team For Mena

Universal pounced on Gary Spinelli’s based-on-truth drug pilot spec script Mena last year, throwing down a million dollars to secure the rights. Ron Howard briefly considered making it, but now Edge Of Tomorrow star and his director, Doug Liman, are in talks to take over instead.

The title refers to Mena, Arkansas, the site of much of the action in the extraordinary life of Barry Seal, the focus of the film. Seal was a pilot for TWA in the 1970s who lost his job when he was caught flying plastic explosives from Miami to Mexico for an anti-Castro group. He subsequently went solo as an aviation consultant, and began a lucrative second career smuggling cannabis and cocaine between South and North America, eventually getting entangled with the notorious Colombian Medellin Cartel.

When he was caught, he made deals with the CIA and DEA to continue his activities as an informant and spy. His adventures saw him encounter infamous names like Pablo Escobar and Jorge Luis Ochoa Vasquez, expose p…

NEW FEATURETTE From THE DIVERGENT SERIES: #INSURGENT

The courageous Tris is ready to get in on the action in this year’s must-see film, THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT. We now have an inside look at her major transformation in a BRAND NEW FEATURETTE.



The story of Tris and Four continues as they race against time in order to protect the future of their world from the Erudite elite. Go behind-the-scenes now to get a deeper look at the new Amity, Factionless, and Candor settings, and explore some of the mind-bending visual effects for the first time. Now’s your chance to hear what your favorite stars and writer Veronica Roth have to say about the exciting scenes and amazing stunts in INSURGENT, including one-on-one time with stars Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Academy Award® Winner Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Naomi Watts, and Academy Award® Winner Kate Winslet.

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