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Movie Review: The Snowman

May 2015 Movies On Our Radar

A staggering amount of great films arrive in our May Movie Preview.
Story by Matt Cummings & Brandon Wolfe
May is the month when the box office awakens from its 4-month sleep, rubs its eyes and stretches its wings to give us a taste of the rest of the year. And while the year has given us some terrific surprises (Kingsman: The Secret Service and Paddington) and some poignant moments, (Furious 7), 2015 has honestly been a dud, filled with many high-profile duds (Chappie, Jupiter Ascending, Seventh Son, 50 Shades of Grey). But now it's onto May and the beginning of the summer season, a time when Hollywood begins to lay down its big cards hoping for long lines and plenty of popcorn sales. In the past three years, we've seen Iron Man 3, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Godzilla, and a little 2012 film called The Avengers. This year is no different, as May brings us a staggering amount of quality releases that are worth mentioning. Several appeared in our MOST ANTICIPATED LIST FOR …

Here's What Jared Leto's Joker Will Look Like

"Do you want to know how I got these tats?"
By Brandon Wolfe
In celebration of the character’s 75th anniversary, Suicide Squad director David Ayer has tweeted a photo of the Joker as he will be portrayed by Jared Leto. The photo, presenting a tatted-up version of the Clown Prince of Crime, registers something of a shock, as it indicates an extreme reinterpretation of the iconic character, something DC has seemed bent on doing to many of its iconic characters in its bid to craft a cinematic universe of its own.

It’s worth mentioning that when images first popped up online of Heath Ledger’s Joker from The Dark Knight, they too seemed to suggest an initially troubling major overhaul of the character’s appearance, with the long, greasy hair and mutilated smile. But Leto’s Joker, with his Juggalo visage, has especially struck many as a needless, tone-deaf modernization of something that didn’t need to be updated, and yet more evidence that Warner Bros' decision to veer away…

#TerminatorGenisys Japanese TV Spots. New Arnold Vs Original Arnold Plus New Footage

Five new TV spots for Terminator: Genisys from Japan feature some new footage not seen before.


Terminator: Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor ("Game of Thrones," Thor: The Dark World) and written by Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) and Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons, Byung-hun Lee and Matt Smith all star in the film that takes a completely different approach to the Terminator timeline, finding Sarah Connor orphaned and being raised and trained by an aging T-800 Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as Kyle Reese (Courtney) is sent back in time from the future again on a new mission. Paramount Pictures & Skydance release the film this summer July 1st.



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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #Bravetown In Phoenix

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For Bravetown on May 4th at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.

Josh Harvest, a hardened New York City teen from a broken home – and quietly one of the country’s top dance club DJs and remixers – is sentenced to counseling for a minor drug infraction, along with an extended stay with his estranged father, who lives in a small town in North Dakota. He is slow to warm to his new environment, a town best-known for sending its young off to war, many of whom never return. But when Josh is asked to help out the last-place dance team as they vie for the state competition title, his rough exterior begins to soften. As his relationships emerge with both the team’s captain, Mary, and his therapist, each of whom have lost someone special to war, it forces all three to begin to face and heal their pasts.



The film stars Josh Duhamel, Maria Bello, Laura Dern, Lucas Till and Tom Everett Scott.

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Own #FIFTYSHADESOFGREY UNRATED ON BLU-RAYCOMBO PACK MAY 8th & First Image From #FIFTYSHADESDARKER

The most talked about movie of the year FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, arrives on Digital HD Friday, May 1st and on Blu-ray™ Friday, May 8th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The release features more than two hours of bonus content including an exclusive tease of FIFTY SHADES DARKER, an Unrated Edition of the film and an Alternate Ending.



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The story of a searing love affair between a naïve college student and a billionaire entrepreneur, Fifty Shades of Grey, will have women worldwide planning a special Friday night in when the provocative love story comes home for the first time. Fans of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele will be able to have the ultimate at-home movie experience when Fifty Shades of Grey, the global phenomenon that grossed more than $500 million globally, comes to Digital HD Friday, May 1, 2015 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand Friday, May 8, 2015 from Universal Pictures Home Entertain…

First Images From #VictorFrankenstein Starring James McAvoy & Daniel Radcliffe

Victor Frankenstein is back and this time – unlike Mel Brooks' version – it’s not pronounced “Fronkensteen”. James McAvoy is donning the scientist’s garb in the new iteration of Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale and, alongside co-star Daniel Radcliffe’s Igor, he’s arrived to meet his public in two exclusive shots from the new issue of Empire.

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Note the heavyweight leather jerkin and goggles adorning McAvoy’s not-entirely-good doctor. The monster he’s creating – the film’s big reveal – is akin to something terrible birthed from the Industrial Revolution, a steampunk messiah that may just destroy its own creator. Note, too, Radcliffe’s ramrod posture as he remains in character for this between-takes snap. Clearly Dr. Frankenstein’s unique brand of chiropractic is working on his hitherto hunchbacked factotum.

“As much as the monster is his creation, Igor is his creation as well,” explained McAvoy on set. “That was quite exciting. It’s funny, the script…

#THEPEANUTSMOVIE Character Posters

20th Century Fox is excited to share the brand new character posters for highly anticipated 3D animation, THE PEANUTS MOVIE! Be sure to check out all of your favorite Peppermint Patty, Marcie, Schroeder, Sally, Franklin, Violet and Pigpen, in their brand new posters via Fandango.
PEANUTS characters, including


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Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day.













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#LoveAndMercy Official Poster Starring Cusack, Banks & Giamatti

LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.



Directed by Bill Pohlad
Written by Oren Moverman and Michael Alan Lerner
Starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti

LOVE & MERCY will open in theaters June 5, 2015

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TV Recap: #VIKINGS S03E10: "THE DEAD"

TV Recap: VIKINGS S03E10: "THE DEAD"

The Vikings came, and found Paris a much bigger obstacle than they have ever encountered. As the season closes, the Vikings have come to terms with Paris, and are the brink of losing their King. Ragnar is dying from his injuries, on one of his terms to tend the siege was a baptism to reunite him with his dear friend Athelstan when he leaves this world.

The French ride to see the Vikings. They have brought all the treasure as they had promised. They have met their obligation, and hope that the Vikings will meet theirs as well and leave promptly. Rollo is not pleased with this at all, but many of the others seem pretty pleased with the outcome.

Rollo goes to see his brother, he tells him that they have brought the payment. The treasure makes no difference to Ragnar, he is dying. He holds Athelstan's cross, content in the knowledge that he will see Athelstan again.

Floki walks with Rollo for a moment, he warned the others that the priest…

Movie Review: The Water Diviner

A passionate tale of the great lengths a father would endure to find his missing children.
Review by @ErikaAshley
In Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner - a film based on true events - opens with a Joshua Connor (Russell Crowe) and his wife Eliza (Jacqueline McKenzie), struggling with their day to day lives four years after their three sons go missing in action during the bloody Battle of Gallipoli in 1915. Joshua Connor an Australian farmer and water diviner, continues to live his empty life while his wife struggles accepting the fact that their children are most likely deceased. Eliza swiftly takes her life out of grief and leaves Joshua devastated. After being left widowed, Joshua promises to seek out his missing sons to bring them back home to be buried next to their mother. He then ventures alone to Turkey, the last known location of the boys, and begins the voyage to find his sons.

While on his mission Joshua comes across an inn in Istanbul where he meets a beautiful inn keepe…

CinemaCon: 'Furious 8' to be Released in 2017

Learn why the announcement comes as no surprise.
Story by Matt Cummings
Furious 7 has been an unqualified hit, no matter how you slice it. The death of Actor Paul Walker in 2013 nearly ended the franchise as Universal struggled to re-shoot portions of the film with Director James Wan. When it finally released on April 3rd, the high-flying car caper drew huge crowds but not overly positive critical reviews. In fact, fans themselves could make a claim that it's the weakest since the original trilogy.

Even if such suggestions spark fierce debate among moviegoers, the film has surpassed the $1.1 billion mark, and has made over $300 million domestically. That's a win no matter how you slice. Part of its success was the film's poignant ending, showing Walker's character Brian O'Conner driving off into the sunset as his partner Dom (Vin Diesel) looked on. And even with that teary-eyed ending, its amazing performance dictated that a sequel be considered.

At today&#…

Movie Review: The Age of Adaline

Beautifully shot, The Age of Adaline fails as much as it succeeds.
Review by Matt Cummings
Time travel and love seem to be inexorably intertwined, portrayed with varying levels of success. From Superman's attempt to save Lois Lane by spinning the world backwards to roll back time, to the Christopher Reeve/Jane Seymour drama Somewhere in Time, the subgenre hasn't gotten it quite right. And while beautifully shot and (mostly) well-acted, The Age of Adaline suffers from too many structural issues to recommend beyond a matinee dinner date.

When a young woman (Blake Lively) crashes her car during an unexpected snowstorm, she is imbued with immortality, making her a witness to the events of the 20th Century. But immortality has also been a fierce trap: forced to move every decade to escape suspicion, Adaline can never settle down for fear that the government will find her. But a chance meeting on New Years Eve with the wealthy Ellis (Michiel Huissman) leads Adaline down a po…

M. Night Shyamalan's #TheVisit Trailer

The Visit is an upcoming 2015 American horror comedy film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan



Things appear normal until two children discover that Nana and Papa (Deanna Dunagan and Peter McRobbie) are involved in something deeply disturbing after being left to stay at their Grandparent's house while their mother is on vacation. They’re warned not to come out of their room past 9:30 at night, but when they do they realize that there's something terribly wrong with their grandparents. After pleading online to Mom for rescue, they realize that they're on their own against the seemingly insane elders.

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Giveaway: #TheMarine4 Moving Targets Blu-ray & Digital HD

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios has provided us with an amazing giveaway for our fans. We will be giving away The Marine 4: Moving Targets on Blu-ray & Digital HD.


There is no greater force than an American hero! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and WWE Studios present the latest installment of the popular franchise The Marine as THE MARINE 4: MOVING TARGET arrives on Digital HD April 10 and on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD April 21.


WWE Superstar Mike “The Miz” Mizanin is back as American hero Jake Carter in an all-new thrill-packed Marine adventure. Now in the private sector, Carter is assigned to protect a “high-value package” – a beautiful whistleblower trying to expose a corrupt military defense contractor. But a heavily armed team of mercenaries has been hired to kill her, along with anyone who gets in their way, and it’s going to take a fearless one-man fighting machine to stop them. Co-starring WWE Diva Summer Rae in her feature film debut, THE MARI…

Area 51 To Finally See Release

Alien film will escape from the vault.
By Brandon Wolfe
Shortly after Paranormal Activity exploded as a sleeper hit in Fall 2009, its director, Oren Peli, immediately began work on an alien-themed, found-footage companion piece titled Area 51. Though completed, the film never saw release for whatever reason, winding up locked away in the sort of secure facility reminiscent of the titular military base. After so much time on ice, it seemed like Area 51 would never see the light of day, yet a surprise announcement today has changed its fate. The film will now open in very limited release from Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 only at select Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations, and even then, only showing once per day. Fortunately, it will also be made available on VOD and digital platforms on May 15.

Area 51, written and directed by Peli and produced by the horror-ubiquitous Jason Blum, is the story of a UFO-obsessed teen who convinces a couple of his friends to cut short their Vega…

'2 Broke Girls' S04E18 Recap: And The Taste Test

It was Max’s the best of Times and it was Caroline’s worst of Times.
Story by @ErikaAshley
This week episode begins with Max and new dishwasher, Nash, getting down in dirty in the back of the diner. Max is finally enjoying working there now that she gets to bone a co-worker she likes and Caroline questions Max’s attraction to Nash because his Irish accent is so unattractive. Max reassures her that his lucky charms tickle her fancy just fine. Later Sophie arrives at the diner announcing her bridal dress decision. She’ll be wearing her grandmother’s wedding dress but they’ll need to go dress shopping for the bridesmaid’s dresses. Max reluctantly agrees just as Oleg announces that the wedding will be featured in The Times. To Caroline’s horror she’s drug into being a bridesmaid after Sophie’s cousin cops an attitude over the phone with her and she drops her from the bridal party.

The next day at The High Caroline suggests to Max that they need to choose a fashionable flattering dres…

Tyler Perry Joins Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2

Madea on the half shell.
By Brandon Wolfe
Last year’s impossibly awful reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made a ton of money, so we are thus condemned to be plunged into the toxic ooze once more in a sequel. That sequel will now add Tyler Perry, of all people, as Baxter Stockman, a scientist well-known to fans of TMNT lore. Stockman was the inventor of the Mousers, robotic exterminators used to deal with rat infestations, and thus a viable weapon for Shredder to wield against Splinter, the Turtles’ rat sensei. In the cartoon series, Stockman also became a human/fly hybrid creature, because Cronenberg’s The Fly was all the rage at the time, but there’s no word yet if that incarnation of Stockman will be on the table in the film.

Perry will join Arrow’s Stephen Amell, recently cast as hockey-masked vigilante Casey Jones, as well as returning stars Megan Fox and Will Arnett. It has also been said that Bebop and Rocksteady, mutant fan-favorites from the cartoon, will be introduced…

'One Big Happy' S01E05 Recap: A Tale of 2 Hubbies

Two husbands and twice the trouble.
Story by @ErikaAshley
Luke, Lizzie and Prudence ready themselves for a trip to Vegas to celebrate Luke and Prudence’s 2 month anniversary. Luke admires Lizzie’s “carefree” decision to join them after 2 weeks of preparation and Lizzie congratulates him on his miniscule anniversary. The group goes to the chapel where the couple tied the knot and finds the place in shambles. When they asked what happened in such a short period of time an employee informs them that none of the weddings or marriage licenses were legal as the chapel was just a front for the mob. Shocked and afraid of being deported Prudence freaks out because they only have a week to really get married before her visa expires. Lizzie chimes in that she’ll help them plan a great real wedding and Luke agrees. He gets down on one knee and proposes to Prudence with a gummy fruit ring.

Back at home Lizzie toots her own horn for being the best Wedding Planner and Best Man because she was a…