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New Poster & Clip From Stranger Things Season 2

TV Review: Hannibal “Aperitivo”

Everyone wants a piece of Dr. Lecter.
By Brandon Wolfe
So massive was the bloodbath that ended Hannibal’s second season that four episodes into Season 3, we’re still dealing with the aftershocks from that event. “Aperitivo” finally picks up with the entire cast and stands as a showcase for just how much Hannibal Lecter has damaged all of these people, both physically and emotionally. Everyone in “Aperitivo” is walking around with some Lecter-initiated war wounds, and though the cannibal barely appears in the episode (and even when he does, he’s consigned to brief flashbacks or dream sequences), his presence is deeply felt. So heavy is the shadow he casts over all of these people that he doesn’t need to be in their immediate orbit, doesn’t even need to be on the same side of the world, to consume their every waking moment.

Take Alana Bloom, the last major question mark left hanging over the slaughterhouse that was once Hannibal’s home. She, too, survived, but with a shattered pelvis …

Marvel Collector Corps Review: June 2015

Marvel's second submission is...well...smallish.
Review by Matt Cummings
The opening salvo by Marvel Collector Corps in the subscription box war resulted in a fabulous and memorable April, complete with a great Funko Hulkbuster and impressive t-shirt, along with a ton of other stuff. Whether it could sustain it with a solid June followup was the only question/concern, while competing with excellent Loot Crates from April, May, and June. Well, the boxes have shipped and I'm force to utter the same word I've used to summarize my entire feeling about the Ant-man movie: MEH.

The Promise
Before we begin, let's look at the deal again: promising a value of $50, the box would keep the "fluff" (their words) to a minimum with Funko partnering each time to deliver an exclusive figure. Joining at the Founders level would get you an 8" exclusive figure on your one-year anniversary, but you can also subscribe at the Collector level at $25 with $6.95 shipping. We&…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #TERMINATORGENISYS In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For TERMINATOR GENISYS on June 29 at 7:00 PM in San Francisco.


When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.


Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…



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Scarlett Johansson's Lucy Will Be Getting A Sequel

"I don't see how we can do [a sequel]. It's not made for that,” Luc Besson said last summer about the prospect of a sequel to the surprise smash hit "Lucy." “If I find something good enough, maybe I will, but for now I don't even think about it.” Well, it looks like he's thought about it and something is brewing.

At CineEurope 2015, production house EuropaCorp (which Besson heads up) announced their slate of upcoming films, which quietly mentioned that "Lucy 2" was "in development."

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“Shut In” with Naomi Watts (International Release Date February 19, 2016)
“Nine Lives” with Kevin Spacey (International Release Date April 29, 2016)
“The Lake” with Sullivan Stapleton (International Release date July 15, 2016)
“Warrior's Gate” with Dave Bautista (date undetermined output)
“The Transporter Legacy” with Ed Skrein (Release date September 9, 2015)
“Escobar” with Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz (Rele…

Das Boot Is In For A Remake

Variety is reporting that Bavaria Film is planning to remake Wolfgang Petersen’s 1982 classic “Das Boot,” according to German trade magazine Blickpunkt.

The World War II German U-boat drama, which starred Juergen Prochnow, Herbert Groenemeyer and Klaus Wennemann, was nominated for six Academy Awards. It was later aired on television as a six-part miniseries.

Christian Franckenstein, Bavaria’s co-CEO, told Blickpunkt that the company would also be looking to remake other titles in its library, including 1960s science fiction TV series “Raumpatrouille Orion” (Space Patrol).

In his Blickpunkt interview, Franckenstein also spoke about a change of emphasis for the movie production side of Bavaria. After cost over-runs on Dominik Graf’s costume drama “Beloved Sisters,” which played in competition at the Berlin Film Festival and was Germany’s Oscar entry, and a box-office flop on another bigger-budget historical drama “Ludwig II,” more attention will now be on a movie’s potential profitabili…

Kevin Costner Heading To "Trial" On Amazon

Deadline is reporting that Kevin Costner is up for the lead in one of Amazon's pilots. The Oscar winner is in negotiations to star in Trial, the Amazon Studios drama from The Practice, Ally McBeal and Picket Fences creator David E. Kelley. With him on board, the project would get a 10-episode straight-to-series order. David Semel, who has directed the pilots for such series as Heroes, Person Of Interest, Madam Secretary, and most recently, CBS’ upcoming Code Black and Amazon’s The Man In The High Castle, is expected to direct.

The legal drama, which Kelley co-wrote with his Practice and Boston Legal producer, fellow former attorney Jonathan Shapiro, centers on Billy McBride (the role that Costner is in talks for). Once a big and powerful lawyer, Billy has become a shell of his former self, an alcoholic in a rumpled suit. Billy’s downfall came after he lost a case that saw an innocent kid murdered, and his guilt-driven alcoholism cost him his wife and his job after his longtime pa…

New Images From #XFiles

Earlier this month, the first image of David Duchovny’s Mulder and Gillian Anderson’s Scully in the X-Files revival landed online thanks to the show’s twitter feed. Now here come some better quality looks at the pair – plus fellow cast members Annet Mahendru and Joel McHalecourtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

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There are also a few fresh details about the new, six-episode run bringing the conspiracy-investigating, monster-tackling duo back to our screens next year, including the fact that we reunite with Mulder when he’s in a dark place, but that Scully’s a little more settled, as usual. “I like where we find Mulder and Scully in their relationship,” Anderson tells the magazine. “I also like the area of zeitgeist that we step in to. It’s on point and raises some very interesting issues. And question marks.”

According to series creator Chris Carter, back for this new limited run, the show will tackle our post-9/11 world. “A lot has happened since then.…

Movie Review: 'Ted 2'

The fiercely unapologetic Ted 2 is also fiercely hilarious.
Review by Matt Cummings
If 2011's Bridesmaids and Horrible Bosses began the renaissance of great comedies, then 2012's Ted kicked it in the balls, proving that the genre was back. A ridiculous and satisfying in every way, the story of a teddy bear come to life featured plenty of 80's references and expanded Actor Mark Walhberg's already impressive resume. With Ted 2, all the pieces are still there, with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. But is it this year's most complete comedy? Not so much.

Set a few years after the first film, Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) is getting married to trashy grocery store co-worker Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth), while his thunder buddy John (Mark Wahlberg) is working through a divorce. Fast forward a year, and Ted's marriage looks like it's over, until the couple decide to have a baby. That opens up a series of legal troubles, as the state eventually determines th…

Movie Review: 'Max'

The formulaic dog story Max should be caged.
Review by Matt Cummings
In Director/Writer Boaz Yakin's Max, an army service dog is sent home to live with the family of the fallen soldier Kyle Wincott (Robbie Amell). At first, the surviving son Justin (Josh Wiggins) doesn't want the Belgian Malinois around, but his grieving parents Ray and Pamela (Thomas Haden-Church and Lauren Graham) decide to take Max in. As the parents struggle to incorporate Max into their home, Justin gets some much needed help to re-train the dog from his friends Carmen (Mia Xitlali) and Chuy (Dejon LaQuake). But when one of Kyle's fellow soldiers Tyler (Luke Kleintank) returns home to sell stolen weapons to a Mexican cartel, Max, Justin, and his friends must band together to root out the evil and win the day.

Max is one of the worst films I've seen this year, filled with every stereotypical subplot imaginable and doing none of it very well. There's the grieving family who doesn't grie…

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

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For TERMINATOR GENISYS on June 29 at 7:00 PM in San Francisco.


When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.


Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…



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Rejected #TERMINATOR Music Video From 1984. "TERMINATE OUR LOVE"

THE ART OF PARODY IS ALIVE AND WELL WITH THE PREMIERE OF L.B. RAYNE'S TERMINATE OUR LOVE MUSIC VIDEO

A vault of rejected music videos for popular 80s films by an obscure musician is Joe & Doug Bresler's contribution to the art of parody.



Parody is not what it used to be. With the advent of YouTube, the canvas for this once great art form has been deformed and exploited in every way imaginable, creating a genuine state of uncertainty for the genre as a whole. The days of "Weird Al" Yankovic's brilliant music video premieres on MTV and feature films like "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun" feel like a thing of the past. That's where L.B. Rayne swoops in to save the day. Created by brothers Joe and Doug Bresler, Laurence Butler Rayne is the quintessential hack who never quite got his big break in the entertainment industry, and like many failed artists, has an inventory of embarrassing efforts to show for it.

Doug Bresler is the founder of Do…

Skype Q&A With Jason Schwartzman Following Screening For #THEOVERNIGHT

The Smith Rafael Film Center will be hosting a special Skype Q&A with Jason Schwartzman following the 7:30PM showing on opening night this Friday, June 26!



Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in a new city, they are desperate to find their first new friends. After a chance meeting with Kurt at the neighborhood park, they gladly agree to join family pizza night at the home. But as it gets later and the kids go to bed, the family “playdate” becomes increasingly more revealing and bizarre as the couples begin to open up.

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#Hannibal Episode 4 "Aperitivo" Clip

DR. CHILTON'S RETURN GIVES A GLIMPSE INTO THE EVENTS THAT FOLLOWED HANNIBAL'S BRUTAL ATTACK -- RAÚL ESPARZA, GINA TORRES, JOE ANDERSON AND KATHERINE ISABELLE GUEST STAR --


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After surviving a disfiguring gunshot, Dr. Fredrick Chilton (guest star Raúl Esparza) is now focused on rallying support to capture Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen), using Will (Hugh Dancy) as bait. Jack (Laurence Fishburne) is distracted by Bella's (guest star Gina Torres) failing health, but he implores Will to abandon the risky idea of finding Hannibal. Meanwhile, Alana Bloom (Caroline Dhavernas) entertains a different approach, potentially partnering with Mason Verger (guest star Joe Anderson) to utilize his vast resources. Glenn Fleshler also guest stars.

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First Look At #Amymovie Clip

This first look at Asif Kapadia’s documentary gives us a glimpse at how Amy used music to confront her own struggles.



From BAFTA Award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on our culture and the world we live in today.

A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention with her unforgettable voice and charisma. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense, Amy poured her heart and soul into her music, expressing personal struggles and pain through her intimate lyrics. The combination of her raw honesty and virtuosity resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of our time.

Amy became an international sensation, experiencing a meteoric rise to fame she had never sought nor expected. The relentless and inv…

Legend Trailer Starring Tom Hardy

From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) comes the true story of the rise and fall of London’s most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance. Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.

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Written and directed by Helgeland, the Studiocanal, Working Title and Cross Creek film co-stars Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton. Working Title Film’s Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner produce Legend alongside Chris Clark, Quentin Curtis and Cross Creek Pictures’ Brian Oliver. Universal will release the thriller in the U.S., and Studiocanal will distribute in the U.K., France, Germany and Australia/New Zealand.


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#BellaThorne & @PSchwarzenegger Cast In Midnight Sun

Deadline is reporting Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger have been cast as the leads of Midnight Sun, a YA love story that will be financed by Boies/Schiller Film Group. Scott Speer (Step Up: Revolution) is set to direct the pic from a script by Eric Kirsten.

Based on a 2006 Japanese film, Midnight Sun centers on Katie (Thorne), a 17-year-old sheltered since childhood and confined to her house during the day by a rare disease that makes even the smallest amount of sunlight deadly. Fate intervenes when she meets Charlie (Schwarzenegger) and they embark on a summer romance. A September shooting start is planned.

John Rickard and Zack Schiller, who are collaborating on the Fletch redo with Jason Sudeikis at Relativity, are producing. David Boies, James McGough, Alan Ou, Hiroki Shirota and Speer executive producing. Devin Andre will co-produce. WME Global is handling the domestic sale.

Thorne is the former Disney Channel star who recently signed on to the AwesomenessTV movie Shovel …