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Movie Review: The Snowman

Stephen King's The Stand To Become Miniseries and Feature Film

Eight episodes and a movie.
By Brandon Wolfe
While the film version of Stephen King’s It may have recently fallen apart, the adaptation of the author’s apocalyptic magnum opus The Stand is still going strong. The Fault in Our Stars’ Josh Boone is still set to direct the adaptation, which he has said in the past he wanted to make into several films to do proper justice to the unusually lengthy novel. However, the plan has changed, as it has now been reported that The Stand will be adapted into an eight-episode miniseries for Showtime, which will then culminate in a theatrical film.

Stephen King fans might feel a sense of déjà vu here, as this was initially the plan for the proposed adaptation of the author’s Dark Tower series before that project fell apart. It is certainly an ambitious plan, since it requires a lot of extracurricular work from moviegoers, many of whom might not even have Showtime (presumably, the film itself will function as a stand-alone so as not to alienate those w…

'The Perfect Guy' Trailer Has Arrived

We have the first trailer from the new Michael Ealy project.
If you're looking for The Perfect Guy, look closer. Watch the new thriller with Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan & Morris Chestnut.

The Perfect Guy follows a woman (Lathan) who meets an IT expert (Ealy), who seems to be the perfect guy. But after a sexually-charged courtship, she sees a violent side of him and dissolves the budding relationship. In a jealous rage and fueled by insane revenge, he disrupts her life.

The Perfect Guy arrives on September 11, 2015.

First Look: 'Bridge of Spies'

Watch Tom Hanks in the trailer for Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg.
Here is the new trailer from the upcoming film!



A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life.

Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Donovan; Scott Shep…

Jason Statham Pursued for Bullseye in Daredevil

Will the action star be transported to Netflix?
By Brandon Wolfe
Marvel is setting its casting sights high for the second season of Netflix’s Daredevil as rumors have popped up that Jason Statham is being pursued to play the villain Bullseye. Latino Review has reported that Statham has met with Marvel about the role, but that nothing has yet been confirmed.

Though Marvel attracted some solid talent for Daredevil’s first season, like Vincent D’Onofrio and Rosario Dawson, Statham is a genuine box-office star, and with his recent turns in both Furious 7 and Spy, possibly at a peak level of popularity right now. It seems as though if he were to take a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it would be something on the big screen rather than Netflix.

In addition, in an interview released just this morning, Statham had the following to say about Marvel roles that would seem to indicate his lack of interest in any such project:

"A lot of the modern sort of action movies I see, you kno…

TV Review: Hannibal "Antipasto"

Dr. Lecter’s meal finally arrives after a long wait.
Review by Brandon Wolfe
Hannibal was one of last year’s many great television surprises. Like Fargo, it was a show that shouldn’t have worked, based on source material that didn’t seem like it would bend to the rigors of serialized television. The fact that it aired on NBC, a network that didn’t seem possible would, or could, ever go whole-hog on the sort of gruesomely explicit content one expects from any story featuring Hannibal Lecter, only made the series’ prospects seem even dimmer. But, after a solid yet not exquisite first season, Hannibal caught fire in its sophomore year, crafting a season as twisty and unpredictable as it was unprecedentedly gory by broadcast standards. Hannibal became this strange fever dream for its fans. We saw it with our own two eyes, but it didn’t seem real. How could it be this good?

The series has been off the air for over a year now, its finale, airing the May before last, leaving the bulk of the p…

Second 'Rogue Nation' Trailer Arrives

The newest trailer (and six character posters) have arrived - see it after the jump!
Story by Matt Cummings
Two months ago, the first trailer for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation arrived to high praise, with nearly 8 million views as of this post. Now, the second trailer has arrived, along a series of character posters. Click on each to see hi-res versions. First up is the trailer:
And here are the character posters:

Cruise is reunited with Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, and Ving Rhames, but also welcomes The White Queen's Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin. We'll report back once the full trailer hits with our usual breakdown of the plot, and perhaps have a synopsis to share as well. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation opens July 31, 2015.

Discuss this story with fellow SJF fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.

Josh Trank Defends 'Star Wars' Exit

The Chronicle director speaks out on the "toughest decision" of his career.
Story by Matt Cummings
When news hit on May 1st that Chronicle director Josh Trank was departing the Star Wars universe, it hit fans like a lightsaber through the gut. But speculation about his future emerged earlier at Star Wars Celebration, when he failed to appear, waving flu-like symptoms. His colleague Gareth Edwards did attend, showing off a concept trailer for his film Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.

As news began to swirl about Trank's misfortunes on the set of Fantastic Four - in which his behavior was characterized as "erratic" and Producer Simon Kinberg was brought in to finish the project - fans knew the real story: Trank hadn't merely walked away, he had been fired.

Trank was recently interviewed by the LA Times - the first since his departure - shedding a new perspective on the backlash he received from fans and (perhaps) the real reason why he left. Read these …

Bryan Singer Teases 'Apocaplyse' Cerebro

Check out what the director's recent Instagram reveals about Professor X's machine.
Story by Matt Cummings
With Director Bryan Singer planning a July release of his epic X-Men: Days of Future Past Rogue Cut, the director has also been slowing releasing images and casting news from his latest production X-Men: Apocalypse. This includes younger actors to play Jean Grey and Scott Summers, as well as Olivia Munn joining as Psylocke. On Thursday, he released this image on Instagram:
Cerebro is Spanish for brain. #Xmen #XmenApocalypseA photo posted by Bryan Singer (@bryanjaysinger) on Jun 4, 2015 at 10:58am PDT

From the looks of things, Singer might be using the exact set from Days of Future Past, as not much appears to be different between them. The one item of note is Professor X's instrument panel, which looks more jutted out from the 1970's version. That one also featured a curved analog set up and this one appears with more hard edges. Additionally, the rail line u…

Movie Review: 'Spy'

The ridiculous comedy Spy celebrates the genre while poking male genitalia in its eye.
Review by Matt Cummings
If any of you winced while watching The Heat or Identity Thief, and outright gagged at the sight of Tammy, you know that Actress Melissa McCarthy has incredibly persevered. Films like those would ruin most careers, but here McCarthy stands, ready for the next challenge. That one arrives in the hilarious action comedy Spy, a renaissance film of sorts that showcases what happens when great talent (finally) meets a competent script and supporting cast.

Behind every great spy like CIA agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) is his support system, in this case the 40-something Susan Cooper (McCarthy), whose stunted rise through the agency has relegated her to Fine's eyes and ears in the vermin-infested CIA headquarters. When Fine is murdered by the arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) the overweight, homely Cooper seeks vengeance by posing as a series of embarrassing loner wome…

'Bridge of Spies' Unveils Poster

Check out the newest project from Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Check out the official poster for DreamWorks dramatic thriller Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. Visit Facebook.com/BridgeOfSpies on Friday at 9AM PST to watch the new trailer!

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.

A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters …

Dallas Clayton & Amy Poehler's Team Up for 'Inside Out' Mural

Get more facts about the project by clicking below! Renowned artist, author, illustrator, public speaker, adventure seeker and mural painter, Dallas Clayton is teaming up with Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls to celebrate Disney•Pixar’s original new movie “Inside Out”—in theaters June 19. Clayton will create a unique mural celebrating Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and the Emotions of Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out.” The mural will be accessible to guests through mid July. The event begins on Friday, June 5, 2015 at 9 a.m. at Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort in front of the AMC Downtown Disney 12.

In anticipation of this event, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls launched a video on their social channels featuring Meredith Walker inviting their fans to submit their representations of Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust. These submissions may inspire portions of the mural created by Clayton. Guests will be able to experience the Emotional expression with photos that can be curated on social me…

Movie Review: Insidious: Chapter 3

Once more into the Further, dear friends.
Review by Brandon Wolfe
For a duo that earned their stripes with the disreputable gristmill of the Saw franchise, Directors James Wan and Leigh Whannell have turned out to be adept horror stylists. The two embarked on a successful second act of more supernatural, less torture-driven fright fare with 2010’s Insidious, about a family bedeviled by a Darth Maul impersonating demon fixated on their young son. Though haunted-house and possession thrillers have become dime-a-dozen in recent years, Insidious was uncommonly well-done. It crafted a thick air of foreboding, offered some genuinely unsettling imagery and featured unnecessarily strong performances from Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson as the beleaguered parents. Wan went on to direct the even better spook-house thriller The Conjuring on his own before reuniting with Whannell for the less successful Insidious: Chapter 2. Now that Wan has moved on to the big leagues with Furious 7 and is in the …

'The Peanuts Movie' Ensemble Poster Has Arrived

From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz, see your favorite characters like you’ve never seen them before. Directed by Steve Martino and produced by Paul Feig and Schulz family members, the first poster with all the characters from the film has been released.



You check out individual character posters here.

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.

THE PEANUTS MOVIE hits theaters everywhere November 6, 2015!

New MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – #ROGUENATION Trailer & Character Posters

The New Trailer for MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION. Do I need to say more?

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION” reunites Tom Cruise with “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL” stars Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames. The film also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin.



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#EVEREST Heart Pounding Trailer

Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. The epic adventure stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson and Jake Gyllenhaal.

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Everest is directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband) and produced by Working Title Films’ Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver and Tyler Thompson, as well as Nicky Kentish Barnes and Kormákur.

Universal Pictures and Cross Creek Pictures’ presentation of Everest—in a…

New #InsideOut Clip "Pizza"

New clip from Disney•Pixar’s Inside Out.

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Do you ever look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney•Pixar’s original new film “Inside Out” ventures inside the mind to find out.

Based in Headquarters, the control center inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (voice of Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (voice of Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (voice of Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness (voice of Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is, and frankly, neither is anyone else.

When Riley's family relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind—taking some of her…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For A LITTLE CHAOS In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For A LITTLE CHAOS on June 22nd at 7:00 PM in San Francisco.

Reunited for the first time since Sense and Sensibility, Alan Rickman directs Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet in the romantic drama A Little Chaos.

A romantic drama following Sabine (Winslet), a talented landscape designer, who is building a garden at Versailles for King Louis XIV (Rickman). Sabine struggles with class barriers as she becomes romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist (Matthias Schoenaerts).



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New TV Spot For MARVEL'S #ANTMAN

A brand new special broadcast spot from MARVEL'S ANT-MAN is here.

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ “Ant-Man.” Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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Marvel’s “Ant-Man” stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Corey Stoll as Darren Cross aka Yellowjacket, Bobby Cannavale as Paxton, Michael Peña as Luis, Tip “T.I.” Harris as Dave, Wood Harris as Gale, Judy Greer as Maggie, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym. Directed by Peyton Reed and…

Clips From Aquarius Episode 2 'NEVER SAY NEVER TO ALWAYS'

NEVER SAY NEVER TO ALWAYS (TV-14)



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SHAFE AND CHARMAIN GO UNDERCOVER AND FIND THEMSELVES FACE TO FACE WITH CHARLES MANSON - Drug dealer Art Gladner (Shaun Duke, "90210") is found murdered, and the chief suspect is Shafe's (Grey Damon) snitch, Mike Vickery (Jason Ralph, "A Most Violent Year"). Hodiak (David Duchovny) agrees to help Shafe exonerate Vickery. In exchange, Shafe takes rookie Charmain Tully (Claire Holt) undercover into the Manson Family to find out where Manson (Gethin Anthony) has Emma (Emma Dumont). They succeed, but not without consequences, especially for Charmain. Michaela McManus, Brían F. O'Byrne, Chance Kelly ("Generation Kill") and Ambyr Childers ("All My Children") guest star.





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James Wan Will Direct Aquaman

JAMES WAN TO DIRECT JASON MOMOA IN WARNER BROS. PICTURES’ UPCOMING AQUAMAN FEATURE

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that director James Wan (“Furious Seven,” “The Conjuring”) will take the helm of the Studio’s upcoming Aquaman feature film, with Jason Momoa (“Game of Thrones”) starring as the sea-dwelling Super Hero. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Silverman stated, “We’ve been so lucky to have worked with James, first on New Line’s ‘The Conjuring’ and now on their upcoming ‘The Conjuring 2,’ and are thrilled to have him on board as we continue to expand our DC slate. The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material.”

Wan will also be supervising the script by Kurt Johnstad (“300,” “300: Rise of an Empire”). The film is b…

Win Tickets To See #VACATION In Phoenix Tomorrow

Win tickets to National Lampoon’s VACATION in Phoenix this Thursday at the B&B Theatres Mesa Gateway location (Signal Butte & 60)? It is a part of their Retro Night series and is a one night only event for people to catch the original film before the remake hits theatres this summer.

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Clint Eastwood To Direct Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger Biopic

THR is reporting that Clint Eastwood is tackling another real-life hero: Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.

The prolific director's next film will be the story of Sullenberger's life and the dramatic tale of how the veteran pilot ditched U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January 2009, saving everyone on board. Eastwood, 85, will make the movie for Warner Bros., his longtime home studio, and is set to start shooting this fall (there's no word yet on who will play the heroic pilot).

"I am very glad my story is in the hands of gifted storyteller and filmmaker Clint Eastwood, and veteran producers Allyn Stewart and Frank Marshall. The project could not have found a better home than Warner Bros. Pictures. This is truly a dream team," Sullenberger, 64, said in a statement.

In addition to directing, Eastwood and Tim Moore will produce the "Miracle on the Hudson" via their Malpaso Productions, alongside Marshall and Stewart of Flashlig…

#99Homes Official Trailer

Watch Andrew Garfield & Michael Shannon in the new 99 Homes trailer! Coming to theatres September 25, 2015.

In this timely thriller, charismatic and ruthless businessman, Rick Carver (Academy nominee Michael Shannon), is making a killing by repossessing homes - gaming the real estate market, Wall Street banks and the US government. When he evicts Dennis Nash (Golden Globe nominee Andrew Garfield), a single father trying to care for his mother (Academy Award nominee Laura Dern) and young son (newcomer Noah Lomax),

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Nash becomes so desperate to provide for his family that he goes to work for Carver – the very man who evicted him in the first place. Carver promises Nash a way to regain his home and earn security for his family, but slyly seduces him into a lifestyle of wealth and glamour. It is a deal-with-the-devil that comes with an increasingly high cost - on Carver's orders, Nash must evict families from their homes. As Nash falls deeper in…