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TV Review: From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Season 2

Second season forced to embrace originality.
Review by Brandon Wolfe
The first season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series was an exercise in sustained pointlessness. The series, Robert Rodriguez’s adaptation of his own 1996 film, saw fit to take a quick and dirty story and build it out laboriously, to the extent where scenes that once lasted a scant few minutes of screentime now made up a full hour of television. Grafting fat onto a formerly lean framework predictably didn’t do the narrative any favors, nor did the fact that the writing for the series wasn’t merely a step down from Quentin Tarantino’s script for the film so much as a freefall from the upper atmosphere. The series also suffered from an inferior cast, the only highlights of which were Robert Patrick, inheriting Harvey Keitel’s role as Jacob Fuller, and DJ Cotrona, who clearly studied the nuances of George Clooney’s performance as antihero Seth Gecko. Though the series did deviate from the film in some notable ways, too …

Movie Review: 'The Transporter Refueled'

The Transporter Refueled feels like it's run out of gas.
Review by Matt Cummings
The Transporter franchise hasn't evolved much beyond its simple action roots, doing what it knew best while elevating Actor Jason Statham into the pantheon of action heroes. Granted, the franchise has never been about stunning camerawork, glamorous locations, or deep character studies about flawed people trying to make right. It is what people expect: loud music, silly performances, and car/human stunts designed to take away from the lack of plot. Unfortunately, anything truly interesting about The Transporter Refueled gets hopelessly lost in a glorified Audi commercial, rather than a meaningful story about revenge and the driver who gets caught in the middle.

As the Transporter, Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) has gained a reputation for getting any package (human or otherwise) to its destination, regardless of the danger. But when his ex-MI6 father (Ray Stevenson) shows up for a little bonding time…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #EverestMovie In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For Everest on September 15th at 7:00 PM in Fresno.


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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First Image Of Diggle From ARROW Season 4

Oliver isn’t the only one sporting a new suit when Arrow returns for season 4. I'm not a big fan of this costume.

As revealed at Comic-Con, season 4 finds Diggle (David Ramsey) actually wearing a super suit, despite never being a fan of them. “We try to be very consistent with our characterization,” EP Marc Guggenheim recently told EW of Diggle’s reaction to the suit.

“I don’t think Diggle looks at it as a costume per se,” he continues. “Oliver [Stephen Amell], in the last season, gave him advice in terms of concealing his identity, and so Diggle approaches it from a very practical standpoint. He followed Oliver’s advice and he’s got a means of concealing his identity, but I think Diggle would probably react to anyone calling it a costume.”

Arrow is slated to return Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

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Benicio Del Toro Confirms Role In STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII

Benicio Del Toro confirms role in STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII Via StarWars7News.com,  and was hesitant about revealing the role he’ll play..

Star Wars is coming up, we will see how that turns out. I think we start shooting in March….Ehhh…. the thing is…. They don’t let me talk too much about it, I’m like the villain.

The site went on to say that what the “Guardians Of The Galaxy” co-star was saying is that he’s not completely sure if his role is that of a villain, that he was just saying what he has been told, but uncertain about details.

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Emotional Trailer For BEASTS OF NO NATION Starring Idris Elba

Directed by Cary Fukunaga, Starring Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, and Richard Pepple, BEASTS OF NO NATION is based on Uzodinma Iweala’s novel about Agu, (Abraham Attah) a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

Available in select theaters and on Netflix October 16th.

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Movie Review: 'Mistress America'

The the well-intentioned Mistress America is true independent comedy, and that's not a good thing.
Review by Matt Cummings
Actress Greta Gerwig and Director Noah Baumbach hit paydirt with 2012's Frances Ha, showing that that Sacramento-born actress and Brooklyn helmer could craft a funny, poignant comedy about struggling to identify your place in the world. But 2015 already producing a strand of very good independent comedies - Dope, While We're Young, and The DUFF among them - Mistress America arrives feeling a bit rushed, stumbling often, but ultimately delivering a decent quirky time.

The 18-year-old Tracy (Lola Kirke) is facing more than the challenges of her first semester in college would suggest: her mother is getting married to a conservative Catholic, she struggles to maintain a social life, and an effort to join the campus' Morbus Literary Society has utterly failed. Desperate for friends, she contacts her soon-to-be sister Brooke (Gerwig), who invites he…

#BEYONDFEST Announces Star Studded Lineup

BEYOND FEST ANNOUNCES ITS FULL SLATE FOR THE RETURN OF LA'S BIGGEST GENRE FILM FESTIVAL

LEGEND, THE ASSASSIN, BONE TOMAHAWK, YAKUZA APOCALYPSE, THE INVITATION, THE MIND'S EYE, and SOUTHBOUND join Bruce Campbell, Edgar Wright, Al Pacino, Brett Ratner, Henry Rollins, Shepard Fairey, Fabio Frizzi, Die Antwoord's Ninja and The Meltdown's Jonah & Kumail for a slate featuring 16 West Coast Premieres, iconic repertory titles, and live musical performances!

Beyond Fest, the highest attended genre film festival in the US, is excited to announce its full slate of 2015 programming featuring 25 events of mind-bending, movie madness. Presented by Shudder, Beyond Fest returns to Hollywood's famed Egyptian Theatre for 11 days of movies, music and mayhem spanning Thursday, October 1st - Monday, October 12th to generate funds for co-presenter, the nonprofit American Cinematheque.

With a diverse slate that includes films from all corners of the globe Beyond Fest is proud to pr…

#PARANORMALACTIVITY THE GHOST DIMENSION Will Close @screamfest

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION” TO PREMIERE IN REALD 3D CLOSING NIGHT OF SCREAMFEST HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, SCREAMFEST EXPANDS NATIONWIDE FOR ADVANCE SCREENINGS OF THE FILM IN 12 ADDITIONAL CITIES

Paramount Pictures’ “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION,” the sixth film in the blockbuster horror franchise, will premiere in RealD 3D closing night of the Screamfest Horror Film Festival on Thursday, October 22nd at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The screening marks the series’ return to the largest and longest running horror film festival in the U.S., where the first “PARANORMAL ACTIVITY” film made its debut in 2007.

“We are thrilled to have the ‘PARANORMAL ACTIVITY: THE GHOST DIMENSION’ premiere close this year’s festival,” said Rachel Belofsky, Screamfest Founder and Festival Director. “We are so proud of Oren Peli and his success with the franchise. It’s great to have him back in the festival where it all began.”

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Sphero’s BB-8 Droid Preview & Where To Buy It

Here is Sphero’s remote control BB-8 droid. This is going to be the HOTTEST toy of the year.


Sphero’s BB-8 isn’t a toy so much as it is a very simple robot performer with Pixar-esque aspirations. The $149.99 droid will go on sale starting this Friday at Apple’s retail stores, Best Buy, and Sphero’s own website (don’t worry, it’s Android compatible, too).


The plaything, expected to be priced around $150, is among the litany of Star Wars: The Force Awakens products being revealed as part of the “Force Friday” merchandise announcement, which spans everything from LEGO kits to Hasbro action figures and even pet toys. (That is, toys that your pet plays with.)

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Sphero’s BB-8 is a different kind of pet toy, an action figure that seems like a lovable creature. (And will probably make your actual pets feel neglected and jealous.)

The ball droid character, which was first glimpsed last November in the movie’s teaser trailer, tearing across the sandy, rocky …

#MyAllAmerican Trailer & New Release Date

What Freddie Steinmark (Finn Wittrock) wants most in the world is to play football. Deemed too small by the usual athletic standards, his father trains him hard, and Freddie brings a fight to the game that ultimately gets him noticed — by none other than legendary University of Texas coach Darrell Royal (Aaron Eckhart). Awarded a scholarship and a chance to play for the Longhorns, Freddie sets off to Austin with his loving high school sweetheart Linda (Sarah Bolger), determined to make the team. Alongside his old teammate Bobby Mitchell (Rett Terrell) and new pal James Street (Juston Street), Freddie is put through the paces of a grueling practice schedule, but the boys' camaraderie off the field translates into solid playing on it, and they rise up the depth charts, giving the Longhorns a real chance to turn the team around. But just when they’re reveling in the success of the season, Freddie suffers an injury that leads to a shocking diagnosis and the biggest challenge he will e…

BROOKLYN Official Poster Starring @saoirse_ronan

BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

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New #SPECTRE Poster

A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE.



Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond's actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes). Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of SPECTRE. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of SPECTRE, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by Christoph Waltz.

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Cate Blanchett To Star As Lucille Ball In Upcoming Biopic

Cate Blanchett is attached to star in an authorized biopic of Hollywood legend Lucille Ball that Aaron Sorkin is set to write for Escape Artists, TheWrap has learned.

The film will chronicles Ball’s 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, with whom she starred on the classic TV sitcom I Love Lucy. Ball had two children with Arnaz before they divorced in 1960. She married Gary Morton the following year.

Lucy Arnaz Jr. and Desi Arnaz Jr. will produce with Escape Artists, whose executive Jenna Block will oversee development of the project on behalf of the Sony-based company.

A representative for Blanchett declined to comment, while a representative for Sorkin did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Blanchett won her first of two Academy Awards for playing another Hollywood icon, Katharine Hepburn, in Martin Scorsese‘s The Aviator. She’s gearing up for another Oscar run thanks to her acclaimed performance in Todd Haynes‘ lesbian romance Carol. Blanchett also stars opposite Robert Re…

Star Wars: Episode VIII Female Casting Underway

Rian Johnson is directing the sci-fi sequel, which Disney and Lucasfilm will release on May 26, 2017

Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”) and “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” star Olivia Cooke are considered the top contenders for the new female lead in Rian Johnson‘s “Star Wars: Episode VIII,” multiple individuals familiar with the casting situation told TheWrap.

Insiders insist it’s early in the casting process and that Johnson is still auditioning actresses, with several rising stars yet to read for him. Others suggest that Johnson is narrowing down the field and that Rodriguez, Maslany and Cooke will be among a group of girls slated to chemistry-read with “The Force Awakens” star John Boyega before the end of the month.

A representative for Disney declined to comment. The studio will release the sci-fi sequel on May 26, 2017. Ram Bergman is producing the film with Lucasfilm’s Kathy Kennedy, and production is …

#TERMINATORGENISYS Arrives On Digital HD October 20th & Blu-ray Combo Pack November 10th

ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER IS BACK IN THE ICONIC FRANCHISE’S ACTION-PACKED NEW CHAPTER TERMINATOR GENISYS.

Global Blockbuster Debuts on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack November 10, 2015 Get it on Digital HD Three Weeks Early on October 20th.



Called “one of the best action movies of the year” (Rick Bentley, The Fresno Bee), the thrilling new chapter in the iconic franchise TERMINATOR GENISYS explodes onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, DVD, and On Demand November 10, 2015 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives three weeks early on Digital HD October 20.

“Arnold is back and better than ever” (Shawn Edwards, WDAP-TV, FOX) in the movie hailed as “the best Terminator since T2: Judgment Day” (Mark Hughes, Forbes). In the war of man against machine, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney, The Divergent Series) is sent back to 1984 by resistance leader John Connor (Jason Clarke, Everest) to protect his young mother, Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”). However, this time unexpected…

#AnaleighTipton To Star In Sadie

Deadline is reporting Up and comer Analeigh Tipton (Crazy Stupid Love, Warm Bodies, Mississippi Grind) will star in filmmaker Craig Goodwill’s psychological thriller Sadie from a script with and written by Brian Clark. Goodwill, whose feature Patch Town recently bowed, will helm the story that centers on a young female novelist (Tipton) who, along with an enigmatic woman named Charlotte, are enticed by an ex-lover to join him at his Italian villa for a weekend celebration being held to honor the release of Sadie’s latest book. Once there, Sadie begins to fear his true intentions as she and Charlotte become embroiled in a dangerous game of moral and sexual discovery.

The project will roll before the cameras in Italy in early November. Producing with Goodwill is Mike Macari (The Ring) and Brian Dreyfuss; Moira Romano will executive produce via ETV Films, Inc.

Co-starring with Tipton as the ex-lover is Jackob Cedergren (Submarino, Terribly Happy) along with Peter Gadiot, the main charac…

#THEDANISHGIRL Official Trailer & Poster

Watch Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander in the official trailer for Focus Features' THE DANISH GIRL. From Academy Award-winning director Tom Hooper, and based on the book by David Ebershoff, the love story opens in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, November 27th, and in additional cities in December.

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Vincent Cassel Cast As The Villain For Upcoming Bourne Film

According to VarietyVincent Cassel is set to play the villain in the next installment of the Jason Bourne franchise starring Matt Damon.

Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones are also on board for the project, and Julia Stiles is set to return as well.

Paul Greengrass is back to direct and co-pen the script with Christopher Rouse. Frank Marshall again produces the action-thriller alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment. Greengrass, Damon, Greg Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Rouse and Henry Morrison serve as executive producers.

Plot details are unknown at this time, though sources say Cassel will play an assassin tracking Bourne. Cassel joins the ranks of Clive Owen, Karl Urban and Edgar Ramirez, who played the villains in previous “Bourne” chapters.

Production is expected to begin later this summer. The film will bow on July 29, 2016.

Damon’s three Bourne movies, which began in 2002 and ended in 2007, grossed nearly $1 billion at the worldwide box office.

Cassel was mo…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #THETRANSPORTER REFUELED In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED on September 2nd at 7:00 PM in Sacramento.

Frank Martin (played by newcomer Ed Skrein), a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank’s father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #THETRANSPORTER REFUELED In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED on September 2nd at 7:00 PM in San Francisco.

Frank Martin (played by newcomer Ed Skrein), a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank’s father (Ray Stevenson) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna (Loan Chabanol), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.

Make sure to LIKESandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. A…

#ScottEastwood To Star In Overdrive

Taken' director Pierre Morel will produce the project to be shopped at the Toronto Film Festival.
Overdrive is getting back in gear.

According to THRScott Eastwood will star in Overdrive, an action project being produced by Taken director Pierre Morel and Christopher Tuffin.

The story centers on two car thieves, brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities and wind up in the crosshairs of the local crime boss.

Michael Brandt and Derek Haas wrote the script and are also producing. Antonio Negret, who helmed the Jim Caviezel action flick Transit, is directing. Sentient Entertainment's Renee Tab is executive producer.

The project has been around since at least 2011 and has gone through a couple of iterations. At one point, Alex Pettyfer and Matthew Goode were attached, while another version saw Jamie Bell and Garrett Hedlund.

Eastwood, the son of Clint Eastwood, is emerging into his own as an actor. He recently wrapped shooting Suicide Squad, Warner Bros.’ …

#Hulu To Offer Commercial Free TV

Today Hulu is offering a commercial-free option to subscribers. Viewers now have the choice to watch Hulu commercial free for $11.99 per month or with limited commercials for $7.99 per month. Current Hulu subscribers will maintain their existing subscription, but will have the choice to switch to the commercial-free option at any time for an additional $4 per month. For viewers who choose to watch content with limited commercials, Hulu will continue to show fewer commercials than scheduled television.

“At Hulu, we pride ourselves on listening to our customers and giving them the best possible experience,” said Mike Hopkins, CEO, Hulu. “Many of our customers have asked us for a commercial free option, and so today we are excited to introduce just that. Providing more choice for consumers is fundamental to the Hulu experience, in addition to an array of choices in content and devices, our customers can now choose to watch with or without commercials.”

Over the last year Hulu has aggres…

New #SICARIO "Bridge" Clip & #CrackTheCartel Featurette

The suspense continues with the new “Bridge" clip, just released from the highly anticipated cartel-thriller SICARIO. While heading back across the border, the dynamics shift for FBI agent Kate Macer [Emily Blunt] and enigmatic SWAT team consultant Alejandro [Benicio Del Toro].

Gear up for SICARIO to hit select theaters SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 and wide OCTOBER 2, 2015

Fans can get a sneak peek into the world of SICARIO with the newly launched “Cartel Cipher” Twitter game, which puts them into the role of junior U.S. investigators looking to disrupt drug cartel activity along the U.S./Mexico border. Users play along in real time via Twitter to reveal coded messages and search for clues using familiar Twitter activities like tweeting, searching hashtags, sending Direct Messages, to unlock exclusive video featurettes.



PLAY “Cartel Cipher” Now:
1) Log in to Twitter
2) Follow @US_Recruiting83
3) Tweet "I want to #CrackTheCartel @US_Recruiting83"

In Mexico, SICARIO means hitman.
I…

WHO IS THE TOTALLY AWESOME HULK?

WHO IS THE HULK?

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What do @BrittanyFurlan , Bad Weed, & #THEGREENINFERNO have in Common?

Check out this video for proof that Drugs Lead to Cannibalism.



How far would you go for a cause you believe in? In Eli Roth’s terrifying new film, The Green Inferno, a group of college students take their humanitarian protest from New York to the Amazon jungle only to be taken prisoner by the indigenous tribe they came to save. The Green Inferno marks Eli Roth’s return to directing for the big screen for the first time since his Hostel franchise, and tells the story of what happens when “slacktavism,” the well-meaning social media response to global catastrophes, turns into terror in the depths of the Amazon rainforest.

After the jump find out what Brittany Furlan would rather do if she gets stuck in THE GREEN INFERNO!


Dark and primitive customs still rule the Amazon jungle: cannibalism and other mind, body and soul-destroying rituals. Trapped in the village, these high-tech modern-world students experience the ultimate in primal barbaric terror, suffering unspeakable acts of violence…

Coming & Going From #Netflix In September 2015

Season five of "The Walking Dead" hits Netflix in September.

September is a really big month for Netflix. Lots of hours of television to catch including the fifth season of "The Walking Dead." The first season of that show that's not really about Batman, "Gotham," arrives in September as well. And for those of us who can't get enough of Portland, check out the fifth season of "Portlandia."

As for movies, "Up in the Air" starring George Clooney gets added to the Netflix catalog in September. Sylvester Stallone fans get ready for three installments of "Rambo."

Lots and lots of titles are disappearing in September ( for a variety of reasons), including "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and the sequel to the latest reboot, "Star Trek: Into Darkness." Ang Lee's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" goes offline in September, too. Check out the full list below for all the titles and dates.

See th…