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Soundtrack Review: #Zoolander2

Much like the film, Composer Theodore Shapiro's score fails to find its pulse.
Review by Matt Cummings
A seriously good soundtrack starts with a message, something that binds the music to the film. Think Star Wars. James Bond. Unfortunately, Zoolander No. 2 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is lacking that element, instead riding a wave of set up music and never quite reaching its potential.

When world famous pop stars are murdered by a shadowy organization, Interpol Agent Valentina (Penelope Cruz) suspects that their final poses on Instagram look suspiciously like those of fashion icon Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller). Unfortunately, he's been out of reach for over a decade, living in seclusion after losing the rights to his child and witnessing the death of his wife. His friend Hansel (Owen Wilson) has also been living away from the runway, now a part of a multi-marriage family in the desert. But when the two are offered a chance to return to the fashion limelight, th…

Movie Review:'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny'

Outside of great action sequences, the weak sequel fails to keep our attention.
Review by Matt Cummings
To say that 2000's Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is still a beloved film might be an understatement. The winner of four Oscars and nominated for six more, the film was a worldwide sensation, proving that Kung-Fu wasn't skin deep and that character dramas could exist quite well alongside insanely good action. But that was nearly two decades ago: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny barely warrants our attention, reminding us that sometimes follow-ups are hampered by the original, and other times betrayed by their own motives.

Set 20 years after the death of Li Mu Bai, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, sees our heroine Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh) living a life of solitude. While travelling to the funeral of an old friend, her convoy is attacked by the powerful Hades Dai (Jason Scott Lee). With the help of an unknown ally (Donnie Yen), Lien is…

Movie Review: 'Triple 9'

The dark and of ugly world of Triple 9 tells us more than we probably want to know.
Review by Matt Cummings
For a person who finds himself loyal to our country's police forces, Triple 9 sends a scary and unfortunate truth: those who protect us sometimes get swept up in the world they try to protect us from. I just wish the hard action and duplicitous nature of its excellent leads would have amounted to something in the end.

The city of Atlanta is not only filled with a bevy of undesirable gangs but a team of cops that are as corrupt as the people they hunt. At its center is a crack team led by Atwood (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and his partners Belmont (Anthony Mackie), Welch (Aaron Paul), his Special-Ops brother Russell (Norman Reedus), and the detective Rodriguez (Clifton Collins Jr.). Scoring heists in an attempt to free Atwood's son from the clutches of the Russian-Jew gangster Irina Vlaslov (Kate Winslet), the team are faced with a final, nearly impossible challenge: raid a H…

Movie Review: 'Gods of Egypt'

Gods of Egypt deftly builds up its universe, while its horrible CGI and cheap laughs burn it all down.
Review by Matt Cummings
As we prepare for the imminent release of the Egyptian fantasy Gods of Egypt, it's drawing the kind of attention that I'm sure it would rather not. Sure to be compared to last year's disastrous 2015 Jupiter Ascending, Gods builds an impressive universe with a good (but white-washed) cast, while wasting its capital with cheap storytelling and terrible special effects. The result makes Jupiter look like the next Harry Potter.

Set in the period of the great period of Egyptian history when gods were said to walk among the people, Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is nearly crowned king by his father Osiris (Bryan Brown) when Horus' nephew Set (Gerard Butler) steps in to challenge the throne. Unfortunately, Set gets the better of Horus, killing Osiris and plunging Egypt into slavery, leaving Horus blind and unsure of his future. But some humans lik…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #10CLOVERFIELDLANE In Las Vegas

Enter For A Chance To See 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE On March 9th at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas.


After a car accident, a young woman comes to in an underground cellar, where most of the action takes place. She fears she has been abducted by a survivalist, who tells her he saved her life and that a chemical attack has left the outside world uninhabitable. Uncertain what to believe, she decides she must escape, whatever dangers she may face outside.



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Opens: March 11th nationwide

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #10CLOVERFIELDLANE In Phoenix

Enter For A Chance To See 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE On March 9th at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.


After a car accident, a young woman comes to in an underground cellar, where most of the action takes place. She fears she has been abducted by a survivalist, who tells her he saved her life and that a chemical attack has left the outside world uninhabitable. Uncertain what to believe, she decides she must escape, whatever dangers she may face outside.



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Opens: March 11th nationwide

DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE PRESS AND STUDIO VIPS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SEATING OVER CAPACITY. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADM…

Coming & Leaving #NETFLIX In March

March 18 is a big day for Netflix. Season 2 of "Daredevil" arrives on that day. Season 1 was well received and Marvel fans looking for their next fix after "Jessica Jones" should be pleased. On that same day, the Netflix original movie "Pee-wee's Big Holiday" starts streaming. It's written by Paul Reubens, who stars as Pee-wee.

The fourth season of "House of Cards" hits Netflix on March 4. And in news that will make my son happy, more episodes of "Power Rangers Dino Charge" and "Dinotrux" will also be added to Netflix.

Lots of titles are leaving Netflix in March. If you haven't watched "Johnny Dangerously" starring Michael Keaton, what are you waiting for? It goes offline on March 1.

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Arriving on Netflix, March 2016

March 1
Adult Beginners (2015)
Ahora o Nunca (2015)
Aldnoah.Zero: Season 2
American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007)
American Pie Presents: The Naked Mi…

"WHY WE NEED @SpikeLee " Free Event @ASU March 4th

SPIKE LEE TO SPARK A DISCUSSION AT ASU

ASU FILM SPARK offers students and valley residents the chance to attend a Q&A with legendary filmmaker, Spike Lee

The event, “WHY WE NEED SPIKE LEE – and All Visionary Artists”, presented by the newly established ASU Film Spark, will feature a talk by the iconoclastic director along with a special on-stage Q&A with ASU students. The 90 minute event will cover topics ranging from gun control, race relations, as well as Lee’s distinguished body of work and the critical importance of visionary filmmaking in a culture dominated with remakes, sequels and franchised superheroes. #SpikeLeeASU

WHO: Spike Lee
Christine Devine (ASU Alumna & Emmy Award winning journalist, Moderator)
Adam Collis (ASU Film Professor & Director of Film Spark)

WHERE: ASU Gammage
1200 S Forest Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

WHEN: Friday, March 4, 2016
6:00pm – Doors open
7:00pm – Event

TICKETS: Tickets are FREE! To make a reservation, go to F…

How Did C-3PO Get His Red Arm?!

Your First Look at STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1!

How did C-3PO get his red arm?! Find out this March as the burning question is answered in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated special. Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force Awakens! STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origin of how he gained a new one. Get the full story and discover the origins of his new appendage when STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 comes to comic shops in March!




STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 (OCT150933)
Written by JAMES ROBINSON
Art & Cover by TONY HARRIS
Action Figure Variant by JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER (OCT150934)
Red …

#LONDONHASFALLEN Action Packed Clips

Be ready for anything with these action-packed new clips from LONDON HAS FALLEN!



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The sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.

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Movie Review: #EddieTheEagle A True Underdog Story

A true underdog story

RAMAis back with another review.

In the same spirit as “Rocky," “Rudy,” and a million other underdog sports movies out there, EDDIE THE EAGLE will have you believe the impossible. One of the most inspiring, crowd-pleasing films you’ll see this year.
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EDDIE THE EAGLE is about Michel Edwards (Taron Egerton) who only wanted one thing and that was to be an Olympian. He signed up for British ski-jumping on the only resource he had, believing in himself. His coach (Hugh Jackman) doubted him, the whole nation doubted him, but at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, Eddie showed them that he too could make history.

I didn’t really have recollection of the 1988 Olympics, because the first Olympics I remember watching was the one in 1992. But I had heard about the Jamaican bobsled team, this story of Eddie the Eagle however wasn’t on my radar. Took them long enough but I’m glad this movie finally gets made, because from time to time, …

#ZOOTOPIA Oscars TV Spot & Parody Posters

Here is the brand new Oscars spot & the latest parody posters for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ZOOTOPIA.



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The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything. But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.


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New #FINDINGDORY Clip "Have You Seen Her?"

Here is the brand new trailer for Disney/Pixar’s FINDING DORY.



Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory” reunites everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Directed by Andrew Stanton (“Finding Nemo,” “WALL•E”) and produced by Lindsey Collins (co-producer “WALL•E”), the film features the voices of Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy and Diane Keaton. “Finding Dory” swims into theaters June 17, 2016.

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#Vikings Season 4, Episode 3 Clips & Images

“Ragnar sees that Floki faces devastating punishment for the murder of Athelstan, but as Floki remains a prisoner, a mysterious visitor to Ragnar counsels mercy. Intrigue prevails at the French Court as Rollo finds an unlikely ally in Count Odo, but can’t escape the contempt of his new bride. Bjorn must fight a brutal opponent in the wilderness but will he survive the threat that Erlendur and Kalf are sending his way?



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New #TRIPLE9 Clip "First Time Being Robbed"

TRIPLE 9 opens nationwide TODAY - head to theaters now to catch the non-stop action and phenomenal cast including Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Woody Harrelson and Kate Winslet!




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#ThePurge Election Year" TV Spot

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.



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xXx : THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE Will Open On January 20, 2017

xXx : THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE, will open on January 20, 2017.

The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora’s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Packed with the series’ signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, “xXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE” will raise the bar on extreme action with some of the most mind-blowing stunts to ever be caught on film.

Starring Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Bollywood star Deepika Padukone (“TAMASHA”), Tony Jaa (“ONG-BAK,” “FURIOUS 7”), Ruby Rose (“Orange Is the New Black”), mixed martial-arts sensation Conor McGrego…

Michael B. Jordan To Star In The Thomas Crown Affair Remake

Michael B. Jordan is reteaming with MGM to remake “The Thomas Crown Affair,” TheWrap has learned.

The project has no writer or director attached yet for what will be the third adaptation of the 1968 thriller starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway, directed by Norman Jewison.

McQueen played a wealthy businessman who was also a robber on the side. When an insurance investigator (Dunaway) begins to track him down, the two get wrapped up in an affair.

MGM previously remade the movie in 1999 with Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo in the lead roles. The film grossed $124 million worldwide, and received mostly positive reviews from critics. The 1968 original has a 79 percent approval rating from critics counted on Rotten Tomatoes, while the Brosnan version scored a 70 percent rating.

Jordan, a “Wire” alum who reached star status in 2013 thanks to a critically acclaimed performance in “Fruitvale Station, most recently starred in “Rocky” spinoff “Creed,” which received great reviews and grossed $…

#PRECIOUSCARGOMOVIE Trailer & Poster Starring Bruce Willis

Is Bruce Willis the next Nicolas Cage? The VOD King?

After a botched heist, Eddie (Bruce Willis), a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen (Claire Forlani) who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen, and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.



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In Theaters & On-Demand April 22nd

After a botched heist, Eddie (Bruce Willis), a murderous crime boss, hunts down the seductive thief Karen (Claire Forlani) who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) to steal a cargo of rare precious gems. But when the job goes down, allegiances are betrayed and lines are crossed as Jack, Karen, and Eddie face off in a fateful showdown.

Directed by: Max Adams
Written by: Max Adams &am…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #LONDONHASFALLEN In Pharr, TX

Enter For A Chance To Win Tickets To See LONDON HAS FALLEN On March 2nd at 7:00 PM in Pharr, TX.


The sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.



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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #LONDONHASFALLEN In Memphis

Enter For A Chance To Win Tickets To See LONDON HAS FALLEN On March 2nd at 7:00 PM in Memphis.


The sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.



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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #LONDONHASFALLEN In Little Rock

Enter For A Chance To Win ticket to see LONDON HAS FALLEN On March 2nd at 7:00 PM in Little Rock,AR.


The sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.



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#Daredevil Season 2 Official Trailer Part 2

Just when Matt thinks he is bringing order back to the city, new forces are rising in Hell’s Kitchen. Now the Man Without Fear must take on a new adversary in Frank Castle and face an old flame – Elektra Natchios.



Bigger problems emerge when Frank Castle, a man looking for vengeance, is reborn as The Punisher, a man who takes justice into his own hands in Matt’s neighborhood. Meanwhile, Matt must balance his duty to his community as a lawyer and his dangerous life as the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, facing a life-altering choice that forces him to truly understand what it means to be a hero.

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE IN SELECT THEATERS ON JULY 22nd

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

Directed by:
Mandie Fletcher

Screenplay by:
Jennifer Saunders

Produced by:
Jon Plowman, Damian Jones

Cast:
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks, June Whitfield

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s tre…

THE BIRTH OF A NATION Will Be Released OCTOBER 7th

THE BIRTH OF A NATION WILL BE IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE OCTOBER 7, 2016.

Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Directed by:
Nate Parker

Screenplay by:
Nate Parker

Produced by:
Nate Parker, Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Preston L. Holmes

Cast:
Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union

Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (A…