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Adam “Edge” Copeland Debuts On #Vikings Video & Images

#LootCrate Review: September 2015

Loot Crate's SUMMON box arrives with a giant thud.
Review by Matt Cummings
In our August review, we discussed the continued new direction subscription box service Loot Crate was taking. Having turned in an impressive run from March, April, May, and June, and July, we began to notice a movement towards fewer items, including the disappearance of their famous shirts. And for awhile this worked...sort of. Cool figures, a hardbound book, and a rad batarang were just some of the 'upgrades' which satiated our real desire for the return of the shirt. But as I soon learned, September's box SUMMON was as disjointed (and cheap) as any I've ever received.

Remember Loot's promise: a $22 subscription should yield more in value than the cost. And while that may be the case with this one, it's not without serious shortcomings.

This is the smallest box Loot has done in recent memory, which didn't bode well for what I found inside.

Upon cracking the case…

TV Review: The Player

Snipes is back and you should still bet on black.
Review by Brandon Wolfe
The career trajectory of Wesley Snipes has been something of a whirlwind. The actor made a huge splash in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s with roles in such films Major League, Mo’ Better Blues, New Jack City and White Men Can’t Jump, a disparate collection of parts united by the redoubtable force of Snipes’ charisma. Snipes was one of those actors who could do comedy, drama and action, all with equal amounts of bravado. By the time he began what would become his signature role as Blade, Snipes, a lifelong, black belt martial artist, had pared his career down solely to stoic action-hero parts, jettisoning most of the jubilant personality he displayed earlier in his career. After the Blade trilogy came to an end, Snipes wound up in the direct-to-video ghetto before tax issues landed him in prison.

The Wesley Snipes that emerged from incarceration feels like an actor reborn, with the palpable joy of performing resto…

Movie Review: 'Hotel Transylvania 2'

Hotel Transylvania 2 is more of the same, but is that good enough?
Review by Matt Cummings
In a year of gross-out humor, dark and dreary landscapes, and even some animated films that were frankly way too young for children, Hotel Transylvania 2 might have found itself the odd monster banished to the Forest of Forgotten Genres. Luckily, it returns to re-stake its claim to the beliefs that funny doesn't have to always be gross, and that little kids still have a place in Hollywood's big budget machine.

Fresh off a marriage to the lovable loser Jonathon (voiced by Andy Samberg), Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez) soon delivers the baby Dennis whom her father Dracula (Adam Sandler) is convinced is a vampire just waiting to arrive. But Mavis isn't onboard and thinks her new family should move to California where Jonathon's parents (Nick Offerman and Molly Shannon) represent the kind of life that Dennis truly deserves. But Dracula is a tough customer, and so he decides to …

Movie Review: 'The Intern'

The sappy dramedy The Intern gets the new man so horribly wrong.
Review by Matt Cummings
In Director Nancy Meyers' dramedy The Intern, the retired widower Ben (Robert DeNiro) seeks to give new meaning to his life when he applies for a senior intern program with a fashionable clothing website. At first, the 70-year-old is seriously out of place among an overwhelming amount of hipster men, none of whom seem to have their fahsion or personal games together. But the most difficult person in the office is his boss/owner Jules (Anne Hathaway), who doesn't think she needs the insights of a seemingly old-school tie-wearing retiree. But soon, challenges to her business and home life force Ben into action as the two form a bond that reveals all sorts of unexpected results, with Ben as the indispensable asset and Jules the tough negotiator.

Director Meyers seems to think that the modern man can be divided into hipsters and older gentlemen who still wear a tie to work. Believe me w…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #TheMartian In PHOENIX

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Martian on September 29th at 7:00 PM in PHOENIX.


Featuring a star-studded cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover, THE MARTIAN is based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott.


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During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Mil…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #TheMartian In Las Vegas

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For The Martian on September 29th at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas.


Featuring a star-studded cast that includes Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover, THE MARTIAN is based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott.


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During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. M…

New Featurette From #AshvsEvilDead 'The Reluctant Hero & His Crew'

The 10-episode first season of the half-hour series is executive produced by Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell, the original filmmakers, and Craig DiGregorio who serves as executive producer and showrunner. “Ash vs Evil Dead,” is the long-awaited follow-up to the classic horror film The Evil Dead.

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The cast is led by Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, “Burn Notice”) reprising his role of Ash Williams, the stock boy, aging lothario and chainsaw-handed monster hunter 30 years avoiding responsibility, maturity and the terrors of the Evil Dead. Rounding out the cast are Lucy Lawless (“Salem,” “Spartacus”) as Ruby a mysterious figure who believes Ash is the cause of the Evil outbreaks, Ray Santiago (“Touch,” Meet the Fockers) as Pablo Simon Bolivar, an idealistic immigrant who becomes Ash’s loyal sidekick, Dana DeLorenzo (A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas) as Kelly Maxwell, a moody wild child trying to outrun her past and Jill Marie Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”) …

Jack Ryan TV Series Might Happen

Deadline is reporting Tom Clancy’s popular CIA hero, is heading to television with a TV series from former Lost duo of co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and writer Graham Roland, Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes, Skydance Media and Paramount TV. There has been a lot of interest in the project, with multiple outlets bidding.

Conceived by Cuse and Roland based on Clancy’s novels, I hear the show is not a direct adaptation of the books as were the firsts Jack Ryan movies but a new contemporary take on the character in his prime as a CIA analyst/operative using the novels as source material. Roland executive produces with Cuse and Lindsey Springer of Carlton Cuse Prods. and Platinum Dunes’ Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form.

Director-producer Bajackryannovelsy’s existing relationship with the studio on the feature side where he has a first-look deal. Cuse, a big fan of the books, and Roland then came on board and developed their idea for a Jack Ryan TV series.

In the novels, Ryan, medically retired f…

Patrick Heusinger Cast As The Villain In Jack Reacher 2

According to Variety after his break-out role in Bravo’s “Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce,” Patrick Heusinger is now in talks to join Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance’s sequel to “Jack Reacher” as the villain.

Cobie Smulders, Aldis Hodge and Danika Yarosh are also on board to join the cast with Ed Zwick directing.

Zwick and and Marshall Herskovitz wrote the most recent draft of the script after Richard Wenk penned the original draft.

Paramount grossed $218 million worldwide from 2012’s “Jack Reacher,” directed by Christopher McQuarrie from his own script based on the Lee Child series of novels. The sequel will be based on Child’s “Never Go Back,” in which Reacher travels from South Dakota to the Virginia headquarters of the U.S. Army Military Police Corps and finds that his new commanding officer has been arrested.

Details surrounding Hodge’s role are under wraps at this time, other than the character being described as “the hunter.”

Cruise and Don Granger are producing.

Besides his …

#JohnWick2 Begins Filming This Fall

We already knew it was happening, but now we have a timescale. Following up the stonking original with some alacrity, John Wick 2 will rage into production in the autumn of this year. Keanu Reeves, directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, and producer Basil Iwanyck are all returning for more mayhem.

“We have ideas for days and without blinking twice we know we can outdo the action from the original,” Stahelski said a couple of months ago. “It’s the matter of story and how much you like the character. That’s always the most important. If there’s great action but you have a character that no-one likes and doesn’t have charisma you’re not going to watch it. Look at any great action star, whether it’s Harrison Ford or Liam Neeson or Robert Downey Jr., pick a name, you love the guy first. Good action, bad action, you just love them in action. So we want to make sure we have a story and a character that everybody loves and then we’ll dress it with action that we promise will be awesome.”

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #SICARIOMOVIE In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SICARIO on September 30th at 7:30 PM in Sacramento.


SICARIO, Directed by the critically-acclaimed Denis Villeneuve, and starring a fantastic ensemble including Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro, Golden Globe Award® winner Emily Blunt, Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin along with Jon Bernthal, and Emmy Award® nominee Victor Garber, this film is packed with gripping suspense and non-stop action.


In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs.


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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #SICARIOMOVIE In Las Vegas

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SICARIO on September 30th at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas.


SICARIO, Directed by the critically-acclaimed Denis Villeneuve, and starring a fantastic ensemble including Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro, Golden Globe Award® winner Emily Blunt, Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin along with Jon Bernthal, and Emmy Award® nominee Victor Garber, this film is packed with gripping suspense and non-stop action.


In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs.


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. Also make sure to subscribe and download our Podcast



See how to win tickets after the Jump...

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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #SICARIOMOVIE In ALBUQUERQUE

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SICARIO on September 30th at 7:00 PM in ALBUQUERQUE.


SICARIO, Directed by the critically-acclaimed Denis Villeneuve, and starring a fantastic ensemble including Academy Award® winner Benicio del Toro, Golden Globe Award® winner Emily Blunt, Academy Award® nominee Josh Brolin along with Jon Bernthal, and Emmy Award® nominee Victor Garber, this film is packed with gripping suspense and non-stop action.


In the lawless border area stretching between the U.S. and Mexico, an idealistic FBI agent [Emily Blunt] is enlisted by an elite government task force official [Josh Brolin] to aid in the escalating war against drugs.


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. Also make sure to subscribe and download our Podcast



See how to win tickets after the Jump...

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DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME…