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Cher Joins Mamma Mia Sequel

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Announces New Cast Member

Luke Mitchell to Join Cast
Story by David Clark
Luke Mitchell will be playing a character of interest on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D when the show returns from break in March.

Season two picked up after Captain America: The Winter Soldier set the Hydra plot line into motion. As the season developed additional storylines have opened up. A plot point relevant to Mitchell’s new character is an area of interest that has strung fans along since season one - Skye (Chloe Bennet). She was introduced as an activist hacker, yet with the progression of the show her origins have become a major mystery. Information from Marvel reveals that Lincoln, the character being played by Luke Mitchell, will be important as Skye’s story unfolds.

“With the revelations surrounding Skye’s true identity in the Winter Finale, we knew we’d be introducing more Inhumans as our story progressed,” said Executive Producer Jeph Loeb

Loeb introduces Lincoln (Luke Mitchell) as inhuman which is the biggest hin…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #FIFTYSHADESOFGREY In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For FIFTY SHADES OF GREY on February 11th at 7:00 PM in Sacramento.


FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.


Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.


Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather; J…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #THEDUFF In Roseville

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE DUFFon February 10th at 7:00 PM in Roseville.


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, we are all someone's DUFF.


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Movie Soundtrack Review: Black Sea

Ilan Eshkeri's dark and brooding score goes deep into the human psyche.
Review by Matt Cummings
Soundtrack music sets the emotional tone of a film, either adding to or taking away the effect which the director is trying to establish. It follows that many times, a good movie can get ruined by a bad score and a decent movie can vbe elevated by a good one. For Kevin Macdonald's Black Sea, Composer Ilan Eshkeri's dark and brooding score elevates the film by complimenting its desperate tone.

When the former submarine driver Robinson (Jude Law) loses his job at the company, he signs on with a shadowy investor and to liberate a German U-boat loaded with 4 tons of WWII-era gold. Seeking redemption and a final shot at respectability, Robinson hires a group of tough-minded men for his crew, including the psychotic Fraser (Ben Mendelsohn) and the newbie Tobin (Bobby Schofield). Although Robinson has promised his men an equal cut of the profits, greed and murder are never far behi…

New Featurette “The Story” From THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL

Get ready to check this new featurette “The Story” from THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL.



Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with its long-term residents, co-managers Muriel Donnelly (Maggie Smith) and Sonny Kapoor (Dev Patel) have a dream of expansion, and they’ve found just the place: The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. With plans underway, Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) venture into the Jaipur workforce, wondering where their regular breakfast dates will lead. Meanwhile, Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) navigate the swirling waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two very eligible suitors, and recent arrival Guy Chambers (Richard Gere) finds a muse in Sonny’s mother, Mrs. Kapoor (Lillete Dubey) for his next novel. As his marriage to Sunaina (Tina Desai), the love of his life, quickly approaches, Sonny finds his plans for the new hotel making more claims on his time than he has available. Perh…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #THEDUFF In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE DUFFon February 18th at 7:00 PM in Sacramento.


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, we are all someone's DUFF.


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 Screen…

Neighbors 2 is Good to Go

The sequel gets a greenlight at Universal. For those of you who thought 2014 was a terrific year for comedies, get in line. From 22 Jump Street, to Ride Along and the underappreciated Sex Tape, last year was one of the most memorable. Of the most successful and well received was Universal's Neighbors, which starred Seth Rogan and Rose Byrne as post-party people having to deal with a fraternity lead by Zac Efron and Dave Franco. The comedy made over $150m domestically and nearly $270m worldwide.

And while it was sure to get a sequel, no one knew quite when. Until today. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal has made it official with a May 13. 2016 release date and a promise that both Efforn and Byrne will return with Nicholas Stoller directing once again. The studio was apparently holding that date for another comedy but replaced it with Neighbors 2. The move makes great financial sense, as the original only cost $18m to make, representing a huge win for Universa…

Lionsgate Admits Mortdecai was a 'Disappointment'

Does the movie's failure point to a deeper problem for Johnny Depp?
Story by Matt Cummings
First there was Dark Shadows, then The Lone Ranger, then Transcendence. Now, Lionsgate is having to admit another of their Johnny Depp enterprises has fallen on hard times. Speaking to Variety, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer admitted has asserted that Johnny Depp’s caper comedy Mortdecai will be a “very manageable” loss for the studio despite its terrible box office performance.

“It’s clearly a disappointment,” Feltheimer told analysts Friday during a company conference call to discuss earnings for its third quarter which ended on December 31. Mortdecai, which cost $60 million to make, has only generated $7 million since it launched on January 23. Internationally, it's added only $11 million. Although Feltheimer attempted to explain the loss with purely financial facts, the real question on everyone's mind was, "Is Johnny Depp no longer a bankable actor?"

The writing…

Help This Get Made! #LifeAfterFlashGordon Documentary

Flash Gordon was afilm that made a huge impact on my life as a child and to this day I can say it is one of my favorite films.


There is a documentary in the works titled Life After Flash. Currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter, the film looks back on and celebrates the “mind blowing” cheesy sci-fi movie adapted from the iconic comic strip.


Gordon's Alive! An exciting new feature documentary revealing the man and stories behind the legend that is Flash Gordon.

Flash.....Ah...ahhh! You BET he saved every one of us!



"Life After Flash" is a feature length documentary that celebrates the mind blowing film "Flash Gordon", and the real man behind the legend. It also looks at the impact that one film can have on an individual, and how it can change and influence their life.

For those who have seen this iconic 1980 classic, you all know how spectacular the film is. It's brilliant. It's iconic, and this year, it's also 35 years old (where DOES the time go!?)

State Of Affairs "Here & Now" Clip

Nick (guest star Chris L. McKenna) finally has Sheikh Hakam (guest star Yousuf Azami) in his sights, and Charlie (Katherine Heigl) and President Payton (Alfre Woodard) must decide what sacrifices to make and how far to go in order to bring down the most wanted terrorist in the world. Charlie and the briefing team work with Nick on a plan to kill Fatah (guest star Farshad Farahat) and Hakam. But when an unexpected obstacle is put in their path, Charlie finds herself at odds with the President over what steps to take next.

Watch the clip HERE.

Meanwhile, President Payton struggles to balance the top secret mission with the annual Correspondent’s Dinner at the White House, but Senator Burke (guest star Rex Linn) has other plans as he releases top secret intel that could endanger the entire mission. And as Charlie liaises with Nick in the present, we learn more about their romantic past together. Meanwhile, Kurt (Cliff Chamberlain) finds he may have gotten in a little too deep with Victor…

#BleeckerStreet Announces Their Upcoming Film Releases.

Bleecker Street has announced it will release I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS on Friday, May 15, 2015 and PAWN SACRIFICE on Friday, September 18, 2015 (San Francisco/Bay Area/Sacramento dates for both of these films are still TBD).

UPCOMING “DANNY COLLINS” TO OPEN IN SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA ON FRIDAY, MARCH 27.



DANNY COLLINS will open in the San Francisco/Bay Area on Friday, March 27, 2015. Sacramento opening date is either April 3 or April 10, 2015

I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, directed by Brett Haley, had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival where it received a standing ovation for its star, Blythe Danner. The film stars Ms. Danner as a widow who’s settled into her life and her age, until a series of events propel her into a renewed engagement with the people and the world around her. The film also stars Martin Starr, Sam Elliott, Malin Akerman, June Squibb, Rhea Perlman, and Mary Kay Place. The film was written by Brett Haley and Marc Basch and produced by Rebecca Green and L…

NBC Renews Five Dramas.

NBC RENEWS DRAMAS ‘THE BLACKLIST,’ ‘CHICAGO FIRE,’ ‘CHICAGO P.D.,’ LAW & ORDER: SVU’ AND ‘GRIMM’ FOR 2015-16 SEASON

Network Ranks #1 Among Big 4 Competition This Season in Adults 18-49 and All Key Demos

NBC has announced it’s renewing dramas “The Blacklist” (season 3), “Chicago Fire” (season 4), “Chicago P.D.” (season 3), “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (season 17) and “Grimm” (season 5) for the 2015-16 season.

For the 2014-15 season to date, NBC ranks #1 among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and all other key demographics. NBC’s 2.9 average rating for the season in adults 18-49 is the network’s highest through 19 weeks of the season since 2008-09 (3.1).

“The creative vision of the executive producers who’ve guided these outstanding dramas has been nothing short of incredible,” said Jennifer Salke, President, NBC Entertainment. “We’re highly appreciative of the passion they bring to their shows at every step of the creative process and we’re thrilled to reward that ded…

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2 Hit's IMAX 3D THEATERS STARTING NOVEMBER 20th

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2” SOARS INTO IMAX® 3D THEATERS STARTING NOVEMBER 20.

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, today announced that The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, the next installment of the global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in IMAX® 3D theaters domestically for the film’s November 20th rollout.

“I’m thrilled Mockingjay – Part 2 will be in IMAX theaters,” said director Francis Lawrence. “Fans will now have the chance to see the film in any format they want, which is exciting; we recently saw the 3-D version of Mockingjay – Part 1 before its release in China, and the new level of immersion was really fantastic.”

“It’s exciting to be back in The Hunger Games world and once again team up with our partners at Lionsgate, director Francis Lawrence and producers Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik on what we believe will be …

Amy Pascal Resignation From Sony Pictures Entertainment

Sony Announcement Causes .07% Stock Drop
Story by David Clark
The past few months have seen Sony Pictures Entertainment in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. A recent hacking scandal that followed the release of The Interview has caused speculation within the industry regarding the company’s integrity and long term viability. Sony Pictures Entertainment is a mogul in the film industry and anything that significantly impacts Sony could affect the rest of the industry.

From out of Sony’s many plans to right the ship and please investors through restructuring comes todays latest news, Amy Pascal has tendered her resignation. One of the most revered female executives in the industry, Amy Pascal held the position of co-chairwoman of Sony Pictures Entertainment and chairwoman of Sony’s motion picture group.

Pascal has been in the center of the Sony hacking scandal. Activists targeted Sony due to the release of confidential emails from her containing remarks pertaining to …

Movie Review: Seventh Son

The fantasy Seventh Son never endears itself, making swooping dragons, witches, and epic battles about as bland as possible.
Review by Matt Cummings
In Sergey Bodrov's teen lit fantasy Seventh Son, a young man (Ben Barnes) is whisked away by the dangerous Seeker Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges), who believes his special talent as a seventh son of a seventh son will help him to combat the reemergence of the witch Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), who was imprisoned decades before by Gregory. Her arrival spells dark days for the region, and Gregory has been called to deal with her. Using a collection of specialized weapons and training, Gregory and Tom venture off to do battle, not knowing just how big the threat has become. Malkin has assembled a collection of dangerous sorcerers and witches, including Radu (Djimon Hounsou) and Bony Lizzie (Antje Traue) all of whom have wanted Gregory dead for years. But Gregory has a few tricks up his sleeve, especially when he learns that Tom is …

Movie Review: Jupiter Ascending

The Science-Fiction epic Jupiter Ascending is mired in interstellar palace politics and well-intentioned but ultimately uninspiring drama. Review by Matt Cummings
When the entirety of mankind is one day remembered by people living either in different times, or by aliens that arrive to catalog our achievements, one oddity might occupy their time the most: the way we viewed aliens from other worlds in our media and literature. For a film like Jupiter Ascending, they might further ask the question 'Why we did they bother with such mumbo-jumbo?" And they'd be right.

As inconceivably large stretches of the universe manufacture human beings for their later consumption, the royal family known as the Abrasax have ended countless worlds, all to extend their lives. Their genocide has made them profitable and powerful, but in a millennium they have been without their queen, who was murdered by an unknown force. Meanwhile on Earth, the Russian Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis) is swep…

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

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For FIFTY SHADES OF GREY on February 11th at 7:00 PM in San Francisco.


FIFTY SHADES OF GREY is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Since its release, the “Fifty Shades” trilogy has been translated into 51 languages worldwide and sold more than 100 million copies in e-book and print—making it one of the biggest and fastest-selling book series ever.


Stepping into the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, who have become iconic to millions of readers, are Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.


Joining Dornan and Johnson in the cast are Luke Grimes as Elliot, Christian’s brother; Victor Rasuk as José, Anastasia’s close friend; Eloise Mumford as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate; Marcia Gay Harden as Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s mother; Rita Ora as Mia, Christian’s sister; Max Martini as Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard; Callum Keith Rennie as Ray, Anastasia’s stepfather…

New #Furious7 Trailer Is Explosive

If you thought that the Super Bowl spot was hot. Wait till you see this new trailer.



Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7. James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell. Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan. www.furious7.com

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Giveaway: #THELOFT ROE Passes For Sacramento

We have an awesome giveaway for Open Road Film's upcoming suspenseful thriller, THE LOFT starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor and Rhona Mitra,


We will be giving away Run Of Engagement passes to see the film in Sacramento.



This suspenseful, sexy thriller tells the story of five guys who conspire to secretly share a penthouse loft in the city--a place where they can indulge in their deepest fantasies. But the fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the dead body of an unknown woman in the loft, and they realize one of the group must be involved. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble in this relentless thriller.

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TV Review: Agent Carter “The Iron Ceiling”

Carter crosses paths with the Howling Commandos.
Review by Brandon Wolfe

Agent Carter started so strong. After so many comic-book-derived shows presently on the air have proved to be stodgy chores, this one came out of the gate feeling alive and vibrant, with a lead character that was easy to get behind. Yet in the last couple of airings, the show has lost the zip that initially seemed to set it apart from its contemporaries. It’s becoming yet another snore-inducer in a TV subgenre that should never contain anything of the sort, yet seems filled with nothing but.

After turning her back on Stark and Jarvis, Carter immerses herself back into her work, which immediately sucks her back into the same damn caper. The mysterious self-typing typewriter has hammered out a message in code and Carter is the only one able to interpret it, a remarkable feat that the men in the office give her astonishingly little credit for. The message reveals map coordinates and a drop date for a Leviathan opera…