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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanUltra In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For American Ultra on Aug. 18th at 7:30PM in Fresno.


American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis.The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn and Tony Hale.


A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.



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DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanUltra Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For American Ultra on Aug. 18th at 7:30PM in Sacramento.


American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis.The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn and Tony Hale.


A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.



See how to win tickets after the Jump...



Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our Podcast

Click HERE to get your tickets.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanUltra In Santa Clara

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For American Ultra on Aug. 18th at 7:30PM in Santa Clara.


American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis.The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn and Tony Hale.


A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.



See how to win tickets after the Jump...



Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our Podcast

Click HERE to get your tickets.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For American Ultra on Aug. 18th at 7:30PM in San Francisco.


American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis.The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn and Tony Hale.


A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.



See how to win tickets after the Jump...



Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our Podcast

Click HERE to get your tickets.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #AmericanUltra In Honolulu

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For American Ultra on Aug. 18th at 7:00PM in Honolulu.


American Ultra is an upcoming action comedy film directed by Nima Nourizadeh and written by Max Landis.The film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, John Leguizamo, Bill Pullman, Walton Goggins, Michael Papajohn and Tony Hale.


A stoner and his girlfriend's sleepy, small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation set to wipe him out.



See how to win tickets after the Jump...



Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our Podcast

Click HERE to get your tickets.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Man From U.N.C.L.E In Las Vegas

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Man From U.N.C.L.E on Aug. 10th at 7:00PM in Las Vegas.


Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s action adventure “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.


“The Man from U.N.C.L.E” also stars Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”), with Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”), and Hugh Grant as Waverly.


Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.



See how to win tickets after the Jump...

Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our Podcast

Click HERE to get your tickets.

The screenplay was written by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, who previously collaborated on re-imagining the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films. The story is by Jeff Kleeman & David Campbell Wilson and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, based on the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

John Davis (“Chronicle”), Steve Clark-Hall (“RocknRolla,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films), Wigram and Ritchie produced the film, with David Dobkin serving as executive producer.

Ritchie’s behind-the-scenes creative team included two-time Oscar®-nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Jumper,” “Edge of Tomorrow”), editor James Herbert (the “Sherlock Holmes” films, “Edge of Tomorrow”), and Oscar®-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Lincoln”). The music is composed by Daniel Pemberton (“The Counselor”).
“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” opens Friday, August 14, 2015.

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, a Ritchie/Wigram Production, a Davis Entertainment Production, a Guy Ritchie Film, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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The Best Spy Films You Might Not Have Seen

We send your agent into the shadows as we break down the top spy films you need to watch (or re-watch).

Story by Matt Cummings

It's quite possible you've made a weekend of watching James Bond movies or the Jason Bourne quadrilogy in preparation for the newest entry or as a holiday ritual. But does that mean you've seen the best that the spy genre has to offer? Probably not. That's why we're here, to educate and amaze with our list of Best Spy Films You Might Not Have Seen. To be fair, we're foregoing Bond, Austin Powers, and Bourne from this and mentioning those which might have disappeared into the fog after their latest shadowy op.

Spy
Plot:A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster. (IMDB)
Why You Should See It: Although it released this year, we'll bet that many of you skipped it, thinking the oft-maligned Melissa McCarthy was playing just another fat, stupid lead. Not so: Director Paul Peig gives her some style to match the substance, but also surrounding her with a great supporting cast. Rose Byrne and a hilarious Jason Statham give McCarthy all she can handle, and the results are one of Fieg's best films.

The Hunt For Red October
Plot:In 1984, the USSR's best submarine captain in their newest sub violates orders and heads for the USA. Is he trying to defect, or to start a war? (IMDB)
Why You Should See It: The film that made Actor Alec Baldwin a household name, Red October also ushered in the modern spy action/drama. Although Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and more recently Chris Pine joined in, nothing still matches the original. Just don't be too critical of Connery's Russian accent that soon turns Scottish.

Spy Game
Plot:Retiring CIA agent Nathan Muir recalls his training of Tom Bishop while working against agency politics to free him from his Chinese captors.(IMDB)
Why You Should See It: A great film of cat and mouse by two of Hollywood's finest, this is an engrossing story of sacrifice and the way the ugly world of spycraft tends to eat its own. It's routinely forgotten among even the finest movie snobs, so don't feel bad if you sneak a copy into your Blu-ray player.

Ronin
Plot:A freelancing former US intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians (IMDB)
Why You Should See It: One of Robert DeNiro's best (and perhaps least appreciated), Ronin is a throwback to the 60's spy films minus the cheesy music and shoddy direction. Jean Reno, Stellan Skarsgard, and Sean Bean play a surly group of mercenaries that eventually find themselves on the back end of a deal gone wrong. It also features one of the best car stunts you'll ever see. This one is sure to be in the cheap Blu-ray bin at your local electronics store. Trust me, you'll thank yourself for maing the investment.

Zero Dark Thirty
Plot:A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (IMDB)
Why You Should See It:Talk about a film that got shafted at the 2012 Oscars: ZDT showed us the world of spycraft as a gritty, grimy affair run by people with questionable methods, alongside those whose single-minded efforts nabbed one of the greatest villains of all time. Granted, there were plenty of great films that year, but it's possible that ZDT is the most enduring, a tense thriller that shows the cost our men and women in the shadows pay to keep our country safe.

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Plot: In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6. (IMDB)
Why You Should See It: Another forgotten gem - this time from 2011 - the remake shines in every way. Its rich characters benefit from a stellar cast, including Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, and John Hurt. When you have a team like that chewing up scenery, it's hard to remember that Benedict Cumberbatch played a minor but important character in this Tomas Alfredson masterpiece. But don't expect high flying stunts: Tinker is a slow burn that demonstrates what real spycraft must be like.

The Entire Mission: Impossible Series
Plot: Ethan Hunt rescues the world from destruction using his IMF team, putting his life and those under him in exotic adventures that span the globe.
Why You Should See It: You didn't think we would step away without mentioning one of the best spy series, did you? Strangely enough, ask most moviegoers and they'll you they've never seen all of them (especially M:I and M:I - III). That's a shame, but we remind you here in the hopes that newly-unopened box in your cabinet gets opened soon. What you'll find is a smart, rich series that proves Actor Tom Cruise's legitimacy as a top-flight talent, and one of the craziest stunt performers in the business.

While this isn't the most exhaustive list (we could have added The Professional and Kingsman to the mix), these represent a great place to start. Just be careful you're not being tailed as you dive head-first into this black op! What are your favorite spy films? Comment below and join the conversation!

Discuss this review with fellow SJF fans on Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.
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Friday, July 31, 2015

#JenaMalone Will Play Barbara Gordon In Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Latinoreview is reporting that Jena Malone will play Barbara Gordon. No word yet whether she’d become Batgirl or Oracle in this movie. But word has it that Commissioner Gordon has already passed away prior to the story in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

No confirmation yet, so take that info with a grain of salt for now.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

Zack Snyder’s film, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and reunites “Man of Steel” stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

Also starring Holly Hunter, Callan Mulvey, Scoot McNairy, and Tao Okamoto
And Ray Fisher as Cyborg.

Hans Zimmer will compose the film score.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is scripted by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer.
Charles Roven and Deborah Snyder are producing, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Wesley Coller, David S. Goyer and Geoff Johns serving as executive producers.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is set to open worldwide on March 25, 2016, and is based on Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, Batman characters created by Bob Kane, and Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston, appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment

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#DanielRadcliffe To Star In Imperium

Deadline is reporting that Daniel Radcliffe will play the lead role in Imperium, from Atomic Features and Tycor International Film Company.

Based on real events, Radcliffe will star as a young FBI agent who goes undercover to find and stop white supremacists trying to make a dirty bomb. It’s based on the experiences of Michael German, an FBI undercover agent who spent years inside United States neo-Nazi and militia groups. Short filmmaker Daniel Ragussis makes his feature directorial debut, from a script he cowrote with German. Produced by Ty Walker, Dennis Lee and Simon Taufique.

Imperium makes Radcliffe’s busy schedule even busier. He’s currently filming the indie comedy Swiss Army Man with Paul Dano, and will next be seen Fox’s Frankenstein retelling, Victor Frankenstein, opposite James McAvoy, which hits theaters November 25th. Soon after, he’ll be seen on tv portraying Rockstar Games president Sam Houser in the BBC2 telefilm Game Changer, about the creation of the Grand Theft Auto series of video games.

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"Don't Talk" PSA Featuring Kyle Chandler As Coach

Alamo Drathouse presents its latest "Don't Talk" PSA featuring Kyle Chandler as Coach. You talk and text... You ruin Coach's speech... We punt you out of the theater!




About Alamo Drafthouse
Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. 17 years later, the now 19-location chain has been named "the best theater in America" by Entertainment Weekly and "the best theater in the world" by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover's oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse Founder & CEO, Tim League, created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed "The Geek Telluride" by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse's collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including Drafthouse Films which has garnered two Academy Award nominations in its short three year existence and Birth. Movies. Death, an entertainment content platform edited by veteran journalist Devin Faraci.

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TRAILER FOR DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF NATIONAL LAMPOON

Magnolia Pictures will release DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF NATIONAL LAMPOON In Theaters, On Demand and In Theaters September 25th.

An inside look at the rise and fall of the legendary humor magazine that launched dozens of careers and broke thousands of taboos.

From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The publication launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest and Gilda Radner, who went on to gigs at Saturday Night Live and stardom.

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Directed by Douglas Tirola
Featuring Judd Apatow, Kevin Bacon, Chevy Chase, John Goodman, Bill Murray and more!

From the 1970s thru the 1990s, there was no hipper, no more outrageous comedy in print than The National Lampoon, the groundbreaking humor magazine that pushed the limits of taste and acceptability – and then pushed them even harder. Parodying everything from politics, religion, entertainment and the whole of American lifestyle, the Lampoon eventually went on to branch into successful radio shows, record albums, live stage revues and movies, including Animal House and National Lampoon’s Vacation. The publication launched the careers of legends like John Belushi, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Christopher Guest and Gilda Radner, who went on to gigs at Saturday Night Live and stardom.

Director Douglas Tirola’s documentary about the Lampoon, DRUNK STONED BRILLIANT DEAD: THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL LAMPOON, cleverly chronicles its founding by two former Harvard students, its growth, demise and everything in between. Told thru fresh, candid interviews with its key staff, and illustrated with hundreds of outrageous images from the mag itself (along with never-seen interview footage from the magazine’s prime), the film gives fans of the Lampoon a unique inside look at what made the magazine tick, who were its key players, and why it was so outrageously successful: a magazine that dared to think what no one was thinking, but wished they had.

Running Time: 92 minutes
Rating: Unrated

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#PHOENIXFILMFESTIVAL AUGUST 10th – 13th LINE UP

PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL INTRODUCES THE SUMMER SHOWCASE FROM AUGUST 10th – 13th

Phoenix Film Festival is making 2015 a landmark year with the inaugural of the Phoenix Film Festival Summer Showcase taking place from August 10th to the 13th, at the Harkins Scottsdale 101, with each showing starting at 7 pm. The Phoenix Film Festival Summer Showcase will feature screenings of four films before they’re released in theaters. Each night a different film will be screened and following the screenings there will be a hosted discussion about the film. This will give audiences an opportunity to preview some of the best summer studio films.

The following titles will be showing on the following dates:

Monday, August 10th – MISTRESS AMERICA starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke
Tuesday, August 11th – TIME OUT OF MIND starring Richard Gere and Jena Malone
Wednesday, August 12th- COP CAR starring Kevin Bacon and James Freedson-Jackson
Thursday, August 13th- A WALK IN THE WOODS starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte

“We are very excited to bring a Phoenix Film Festival event to the summer for the first time,” quotes Jason Carney, director of the Phoenix Film Festival. “We’ve managed to program a wide variety of films to give audiences a fun week to look forward to.”

Attendees can purchase a four night pass or single tickets now at www.phoenixfilmfestival.com Single tickets will be $10 each and a pass to all four films will be $30. There are only 200 seats for each screening so don’t miss your chance for this exclusive cinematic event!

Harkins Scottsdale 101 is located at 7000 East Mayo Blvd. at Scottsdale Road and Loop 101.

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Man From U.N.C.L.E In Phoenix

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Man From U.N.C.L.E on Aug. 10th at 7:00PM in Phoenix.


Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s action adventure “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.


“The Man from U.N.C.L.E” also stars Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”), with Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”), and Hugh Grant as Waverly.


Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.



See how to win tickets after the Jump...

Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our Podcast

Click HERE to get your tickets.

The screenplay was written by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, who previously collaborated on re-imagining the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films. The story is by Jeff Kleeman & David Campbell Wilson and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, based on the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

John Davis (“Chronicle”), Steve Clark-Hall (“RocknRolla,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films), Wigram and Ritchie produced the film, with David Dobkin serving as executive producer.

Ritchie’s behind-the-scenes creative team included two-time Oscar®-nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Jumper,” “Edge of Tomorrow”), editor James Herbert (the “Sherlock Holmes” films, “Edge of Tomorrow”), and Oscar®-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Lincoln”). The music is composed by Daniel Pemberton (“The Counselor”).
“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” opens Friday, August 14, 2015.

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, a Ritchie/Wigram Production, a Davis Entertainment Production, a Guy Ritchie Film, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Man From U.N.C.L.E In Albuquerque

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Man From U.N.C.L.E on Aug. 10th at 7:00PM in Albuquerque.


Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin in director Guy Ritchie’s action adventure “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” a fresh take on the hugely popular 1960s television series.


“The Man from U.N.C.L.E” also stars Alicia Vikander (“Anna Karenina”), Elizabeth Debicki (“The Great Gatsby”), with Jared Harris (“Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows”), and Hugh Grant as Waverly.


Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” centers on CIA agent Solo and KGB agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo’s only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe.



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The screenplay was written by Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, who previously collaborated on re-imagining the classic detective Sherlock Holmes in two hit films. The story is by Jeff Kleeman & David Campbell Wilson and Guy Ritchie & Lionel Wigram, based on the television series “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

John Davis (“Chronicle”), Steve Clark-Hall (“RocknRolla,” the “Sherlock Holmes” films), Wigram and Ritchie produced the film, with David Dobkin serving as executive producer.

Ritchie’s behind-the-scenes creative team included two-time Oscar®-nominated director of photography John Mathieson (“The Phantom of the Opera,” “Gladiator”), production designer Oliver Scholl (“Jumper,” “Edge of Tomorrow”), editor James Herbert (the “Sherlock Holmes” films, “Edge of Tomorrow”), and Oscar®-nominated costume designer Joanna Johnston (“Lincoln”). The music is composed by Daniel Pemberton (“The Counselor”).
“The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” opens Friday, August 14, 2015.

A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, a Ritchie/Wigram Production, a Davis Entertainment Production, a Guy Ritchie Film, “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REVIEWING PRESS WILL BE ADMITTED AFTER THE SCREENING BEGINS. Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This ticket is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. All those found in violation will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. MPAA - No Recording This screening will be monitored for unauthorized recording. By attending, you agree not to bring any audio and/or visual recording device including laptop computers into the theater and you consent to physical search of have against you. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability (including damages up to $150,000). *This includes, by way of example only, smart phones and your belongings and person for such device. If you attempt to enter with a recording device, you will be denied admission. If you attempt to use a recording device*, you consent to your Immediate removal from the theater and forfeiture of the device.

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New #BLACKMASS Trailer Starring Johnny Depp

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

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Movie Review: #MissionImpossible - Rogue Nation

Tom Cruise flies high and delivers one of the best films of the Summer.

Review by Matt Cummings

Actor Tom Cruise has always maintained a special place in SandwichJohn's heart; thankfully, he asks me to write these reviews. Truth be told, I am also a fan of Cruise, and who could blame us? His recent movies (Oblivion, Jack Reacher, Edge of Tomorrow) consistently rank among my favorites, and his respect for the fans has done much to repair his wounded status as a tool for Scientology. Perhaps that's why he continues to draw lackluster box office numbers, leaving a mystery whose origins are hard to connect. What isn't a mystery is the result of his newest film Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation: it's easily one of my favorites of the year, bolstered by strong performances, great action, and a smart, twisty script.

After successfully rescuing a stash of chemical weapons, Ethan Hunt (Cruise) and his Impossible Missions Force should be breathing a sigh of relief. Instead, agency becomes the target of CIA chief Atley (Alec Baldwin), who succeeds in shutting down what he considers a rogue organization and a dangerous operative in Hunt. His team, including CIA analyst Brandt (Jeremy Renner) and hacker Benji (Simon Pegg), go to work for Atley as he seeks to bring Hunt in, unaware that a major crime organization called The Syndicate is his real enemy. At its head is the shadowy figure Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), whose attacks are pegged on Hunt exclusively. When Hunt is captured by Lane, he employs Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson) to torture him, but both soon realizes Ilsa has ulterior motives. As Lane's real plan begins to emerge, both sides play a dangerous game of cat and mouse, while wondering whether Ilsa works for them or the other side. Together with Brandt, Benji, and Luther (Ving Rhames), Hunt must secure critical data that will either escalate Syndicate attacks or end their reign of terror.

Director/Writer Christopher McQuarrie - an under-appreciated titan in the industry - has fused a good old-fashioned spy thriller with the best elements of the James Bond franchise. If you count his behind-the-scenes work on Ghost Protocol, he's collaborated with Cruise five times; that familiarity shows up consistently here, especially in its "show me, don't tell me" script. Sure, there are moments where Cruise narrates over a menagerie of images to keep things moving, but it's McQuarrie who connects the dots with both memorable action beats and solid character development.

In Rogue Nation, we see a smart, twisty story that burns hot at the right time and slow when it needs to without drowning the audience in story beats that tend to plague the spy genre. McQuarrie paints an IMF shuttered by a CIA that refuses to believe The Syndicate exists, which in turn allows them to run unchecked from one terrorist act to another. Co-writer Drew Pearce helps McQuarrie take that premise into an unforeseen direction: they make its resolution less about Hunt and more about Ferguson's Ilsa. She is part puppet, part revenge-seeker, part badass, all rolled into the best female character of the series. Not until the end do her graying loyalties finally emerge, providing rich territory for Ethan and the boys to debate her loyalties.

At 53, Cruise is still a physical presence, but he ultimately endures because of his surprisingly quiet demeanor. He no longer needs the bravado of a Maverick to get things done, and in some parts Ethan is even reduced to a man without a nation (and a razor for about six months). That plays really well with Benji and the similarly-conflicted Brandt; over the last two movies, their characters have made such agreeable transitions from capable by-the-numbers bookworms to agents on-the-run that audiences should enjoy both their comedic moments as well as their dramatic quandaries.

Mixing the best practical effects we've seen in years, Rogue Nation almost overextends itself with an opening that was huge before the film was even released. That's what being strapped to the side of an A400 transport plane flying 250 feet in the air will do, and Cruise handles it like a pro. Ill-content to duplicate Ghost Protocol, Cruise and McQuarrie instead turn a sharp left to show that both Ilsa and Hunt are out of their league against Soloman Lane, and whose combined strength might not even stop their pursuits by the CIA or MI6. I love that sort of storytelling, even if some of the path to a rousing conclusion feels less than as fresh as I would have expected.

If there's something to be said against Rogue Nation, is that its bad guy is too interesting to defeat in one film. Lane would have been a worthy opponent to tackle over multiple movies, and in general I'm waiting for a bad guy/girl who can survive beyond that 'villain of the week' outline. Harris has the smooth operator of a Silva from Skyfall, a practiced and polished former agent who's confused mass destruction with enduring peace. Baldwin surprises as the single-minded Huntley, whose blind hatred for Hunt keeps him from seeing the true face of his enemy. His takedown is achieved especially well, and it's my hope we'll see him in future episodes.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation succeeds as much as its brethren, but does so in different ways. It proves that Cruise is still a force, and that his baby (now 19 years old) is perhaps more spry than its ever been. This is a film made for the big-screen experience and multiple viewings, but you'll also find yourself wading through the deep water of rock n' roll espionage and feeling sexy for it. With numbers tracking surprisingly low, Rogue Nation should be a no-brainer on your Summer Movie To-Do List.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is rated PG-13 for for sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity and has a runtime of 131 minutes.

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