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4 Things "50 Shades" Sequel Must Be Brave Enough To Do

Here's what 50 Shades Darker can't be afraid to do as it searches for a new creative team.
Story by Matt Cummings
The creative tug-of-war that was 50 Shades of Grey didn't exactly pan out the way some fans of the book had hoped. While it has made over $500 million worldwide, American audiences abandoned it in droves in its second week, evidence that Director Sam Taylor-Johnson's departure this week from the sequel might have been a good move. Still, its success - at only $40 million to make - has proven that mainstream audiences might be ready for something more kinky in their movies. Unfortunately, its first plate appearance never approached the heat of the book by Author EL James. Key scenes were removed or watered-down, and the chemistry between Actors Dakota Fanning and Jamie Dornan wasn't exactly Michael Douglas/Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct.

Now as Universal begins its hunt for a new creative team, SJF has put together the following suggestions that th…

"Maggie" Trailer Released

What Has It Revealed About Schwarzenegger’s New Movie?
Story by David Clark
The official Maggie website released a trailer on March 25th for the new Arnold Schwarzenegger movie Maggie. Schwarzenegger is joining up with the young Academy Award-Nominated Abigail Breslin in a unique take on the zombie genre.

The trailer runs slightly longer than two minutes, and it looks like Arnold might be pushing his comfort zone with this one. The name Arnold Schwarzenegger is practically synonymous with the Terminator franchise and with a dozen other action films over the past 30 years. Simply put, the man is rarely in a movie that requires him to convincingly display a gamut of emotions with any level of conviction. Maggie might push Arnold’s acting prowess to the limit.

For those that are not familiar with the movie and that have yet to see the trailer, Maggie does not appear to be the typical post apocalyptic gore fest. In fact, society appears to be very much intact and managing the …

#Vikings Season 3 New Clips & Photos From Episode 6

Vikings Episode 6 “Born Again” Clips & Images

Preparations for the Paris raid pick up pace, and Rollo ponders the Seer’s prophecy about his destiny. Kalf arrives in Kattegat to join the raid and the Viking fleet sails up the Seine and catches sight of Paris for the first time. Porunn and Judith both deliver children, and with new life there is also death.


RAGNAR AND FLOKI


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RAGNAR SAYS GOODBYE TO ATHELSTAN


FLOKI KILLS ATHELSTAN







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#SPECTRE Teaser Trailer & New Images

SPECTRE follows the release of SKYFALL, the biggest Bond film of all time, which took in $1.1 billion worldwide.



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In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.


SPECTRE is set for global release on November 6, 2015.

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The Walking Dead Spin-Off Title Revealed

New show asks that you now fear zombies.
By Brandon Wolfe
Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has revealed the title of his show’s upcoming spin-off on his Twitter page, and those expecting something more prosaic, like The Walking Dead: Los Angeles, are about to be proven dead wrong. The new show will be called Fear the Walking Dead, begging the question - weren’t we already doing that on the other show? Maybe this show’s zombies are just that much more fearsome.

A teaser for Fear the Walking Dead will air during this Sunday’s episode of Talking Dead, immediately following The Walking Dead’s 90-minute season finale. The spin-off will begin airing later this summer.

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New #TerminatorGenisys TV Spot

I know alot of people are skeptical about this film, but it is one of the films on my must see list.



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#AgeofUltron TV Spot "Super Siblings"

Get to know Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch.



When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

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Magnolia Pictures Acquires #EXPERIMENTER

Magnolia Pictures takes EXPERIMENTER for North America.

EXPERIMENTER stars Peter Saarsgard as Stanley Milgram, who shook the world in the 1960s with his famous Yale study on obedience to authority known as the “Milgram Experiment.”

The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired North American rights to EXPERIMENTER, a new film written and directed by Michael Almereyda.



EXPERIMENTER premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival where it was heralded by critics as one of the best films at the festival. The film features a stellar ensemble cast, including Winona Ryder, Jim Gaffigan, Taryn Manning, Anton Yelchin, Kellan Lutz, John Leguizamo, Anthony Edwards, Josh Hamilton, Lori Singer, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Dennis Haysbert. The film was produced by Uri Singer, Fabio Golombek, Isen Robbins and Aimee Schoof. Magnolia is eyeing a theatrical release later this year.

In 1961, social psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted the "obedience experi…

#SOUTHPAW Official Trailer

Here is the trailer for The Weinstein Company's SOUTHPAW.



From director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and writers Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC) comes SOUTHPAW - the story of Billy "The Great" Hope, Junior Middleweight Boxing Champion of the World. When tragedy strikes and he loses it all, Billy enters the battle of his life as he struggles to become a contender once again and win back those he loves. SOUTHPAW stars Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal, Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Rita Ora, Naomie Harris and Victor Ortiz.

In theaters July 2015

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Movie Review: HOME. Unmemorable & Generic

Home is cute and cuddly, sure, it's quirky and very bubbly. It's bathed pastels and has a shiny plastic feel. The quick laughs and familiar story should make it easy for the film to endear itself, but its that familiarity that makes it unmemorable and generic.


The story of a pair of misfits from different worlds coming together is nothing new, and unfortunately Home doesn't bring anything to the table that would set it apart from its predecessors which were much better done.

After a hive-minded alien race called the Boov conquer the Earth, they relocate the planet's human population -- all except for a little girl named Tip (Rihanna), who's managed to hide from the aliens.
When Tip meets a fugitive Boov called Oh (Jim Parsons), there's mutual distrust. However, Oh is not like his comrades; he craves friendship and fun. After a potentially fatal mistake, Oh finds himself on the run from his own people. As their distrust fades, the pair set out together to find …

#MRHOLMESMOVIE To Premiere At @SF_FilmSociety 2015

BILL CONDON’S MR. HOLMES STARRING IAN MCKELLEN AND LAURA LINNEY TO HAVE US PREMIERE AT 58TH SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.



Sherlock Holmes Revisits His Final Case with the Help of a Young Protege

The San Francisco Film Society announced today that it will host the US Premiere of acclaimed director Bill Condon’s Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen, Laura Linney and newcomer Milo Parker Saturday April 25, 12:30 pm at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas as part of the 58th San Francisco International Film Festival.

“We’re thrilled to have Bill Condon’s smart, elegant and moving take on the legendary detective as a Marquee Presentation at the Festival, “ said SFFS Director of Programming Rachel Rosen. “I know our audiences will appreciate the film’s stylish direction and stellar performances, led by the incomparable Ian McKellen.”

McKellen reunites with Gods and Monsters (1998) director Bill Condon for Mr. Holmes, a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. 1947, an aging Sher…

#DEADPOOL Bears All In This New Image

Ryan Reynolds just shared the highly-anticipated first official reveal of DEADPOOL, aka "The Merc with a Mouth".

Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

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iZombie S01E02 Recap – Brother Can You Spare a Brain?

Brains and beauty, some zombies can just have it all.
Story by @ErikaAshley
A murder victim, Javier, is found dead with the weapon sticking out of his eye by his wife and art dealer. When Ravi and Liv arrive to the scene Ravi notices the victim is a local popular artist and admires his art while he works. Babineaux automatically assumes the wife who found the victim killed him but asks for Liv’s psychic input. Ravi and Liv return to the morgue where Live eats the victim’s brain in a hot pocket in order to help out Babineaux, without him known of course. Later Major drops by Liv’s apartment return some of her items and but mostly just wants to get close to her again. He suggests they take a road trip and she acts cold and distant towards him. Feeling awkward and out of place he leaves before her roommate can ask for the juicer they got as an engagement gift. He agrees to bring it by and leaves upset. That night Liv has a nightmare that the other zombie from the incident almost attack…

Movie Review: Get Hard

The comedy Get Hard merely survives and never elevates into something new.
Review by Matt Cummings
In the raunchy comedy Get Hard, James (Will Ferrell) is a successful hedge fund manager whose slick deals and sixth sense about the market sees him making money hand-over-fist for his boss (Craig T. Nelson), whose gold-digging daughter (Brie Larson) is really in it for the money. Meanwhile, Darrell (Kevin Hart) is struggling to get his car wash business to the next level, while his family dreams of a better life in an upscale neighborhood. That isn't going to happen unless Darrell can post a $30,000 deposit which he hopes James can help him secure. But when James becomes the scapegoat for securities fraud, he turns to Darrell to him help prepare for prison life. Even though Darrell is black, he's no hardened criminal, but takes the offer with the promise of getting his money. Through a series of misadventures, the duo tries desperately to relate to one another, before joini…

One Big Happy S01E02 Recap - Out of the Closet

Lizzy’s out of the closet and into the fire.
Story by @ErikaAshley
This week we find Prudence and Luke canoodling in the kitchen when Lizzy enters the room greeting them with good mornings. Prudence has made Lizzy a traditional English breakfast full of bangers and mash to nourish the new mom. She also announces that her things have finally arrived from England when Lizzy has a mild OCD induced panic attack at seeing the clutter filled living room. Luke reminds Lizzy that he's very thankful for her being such a great friend and roommate after allowing Prudence to move in and feel welcome in her new home. Lizzy agrees to allow Prudence to move her stuff in and Prudence suggests she keep most of her items in the front closet. Lizzy quickly detests and Luke fills Prudence in on the closet situation stating that closet houses the belongings of Lizzy's ex-girlfriend, Erica, although they have been broken up for 3 years.

Prudence decides to help Lizzy get over Erica because she …

"Fifity Shades of Grey" Steps Aside for Sequel

We analyze how 'Creative Disagreements' led to her dismissal/departure.
Story by Matt Cummings
In what might have been the biggest DUH moment of the entertainment week, The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequel, 50 Shades Darker. In a statement released Thursday, the director of 50 Shades of Grey said the following:

"While I will not be returning to direct the sequels, I wish nothing but success to whosoever takes on the exciting challenges of films two and three...Directing Fifty Shades of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful. I have Universal to thank for that. I forged close and lasting relationships with the cast, producers and crew and most especially, with Dakota and Jamie."

The tale of bondage and love, 50 Shades opened to an impressive $92 million over the Valentines Day weekend, but quickly fell 72% in its second week, after audiences left less …

Coach Revived as 13-Episode Event Series. No, Seriously.

Hayden Fox will coach another day.
By Brandon Wolfe
Dusting off The X-Files, 24 and Twin Peaks was one thing, but here’s something no one saw coming. A deal has been struck to revive Coach, the Craig T. Nelson sitcom that ran on ABC from 1989-1997, for a 13-episode event series on NBC. Nelson will reprise his role as Hayden Fox and series creator Barry Kemp will write the new installments.

The new Coach will be a real-time sequel to the original series, picking up 18 years after the series finale to focus on the now-retired Coach Fox stepping forward to assist his adult son, who is the head coach at an Ivy League school in Pennsylvania. The new series will retain the multi-camera style employed by the original.

It has yet to be determined how many of Nelson’s original co-stars, including Jerry Van Dyke, Shelley Fabares, Bill Fagerbakke, Clare Carey and Kenneth Kimmins, will join him, but presumably at least a few will.

Man, Coach is coming back. That’s so weird. Can we revive Perfe…

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. "Love in the Time of Hydra"

Coulson’s abilities are questioned, as well they should be.
Review by Brandon Wolfe
When Gonzales (Edward James Olmos, another impressive “get” for the series), the head of the “real S.H.I.E.L.D.,” informs Hunter of all the reasons why Coulson is not fit to run the agency, it’s hard to argue with any of them. Coulson has been infused with alien DNA, leading him to make erratic decisions. The deaths that happened on his watch were indirectly his fault. Moreover, the success rate in the apprehension of villains under his command is a big, fat goose egg and he runs his unit more like a squishy den mother than a lead agent. Coulson is the pits, and it creates a sort of cognitive dissonance in the viewer when the person making the most sense is someone we’re supposed to immediately distrust because he dares to oppose the chief protagonist. If Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were a smarter show, I’d think that perhaps it purposefully intended to call into question the competency of its hero. But thi…

2 Broke Girls S04E15 Recap: And The Fat Cat

The girls get catty when their pet Nancy goes missing but finds them a potential business lead.
Story by @ErikaAshley
This week we find the Caroline at the diner covering for Max, whom shows up late to work when she tries to locate their missing cat, Nancy. Max is upset that Nancy has been missing for several days and fears this might just be the time she never makes it back to their dingy little apartment. Caroline reassures her that Nancy will be home in no time or that someone will call the number on her collar to report her found. Shortly after arriving back at the dinner Max gets a call on her cell from an anonymous caller. Alas Nancy has been found!

The girls make it back to their place to meet the hero that located Max’s precious kitty. Caroline gives Max flack about being so worried about the missing cat but hardly flinching at their $10k loan debt and over 1,000 cupcake shirts that they can’t unload. Max assures her that she wakes up at night screaming because of their situ…

#HotelTransylvania2 Poster. The Gang Is Back

Drac's pack is back for an all-new monster comedy adventure in Sony Pictures Animation's Hotel Transylvania 2!

Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania... Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire. So while Mavis is busy visiting her human in-laws with Johnny - and in for a major cultural shock of her own - "Vampa" Drac enlists his friends Frank, Murray, Wayne and Griffin to put Dennis through a "monster-in-training" boot camp. But little do they know that Drac's grumpy and very old, old, old school dad Vlad is about to pay a family visit to the hotel. And when Vlad finds out that his great-grandson is not a pure blood - and humans are now welcome at Hotel Transylvania - things are going to get batty!

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