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Friday, June 3, 2016

Movie Review: #Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Review by Matt Cummings

If This is Spinal Tap represents the pinnacle of the music mockumentary, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is a powerful lesson in what can happen when nearly all the same "right pieces" turn out something very different. Hilariously inventive throughout - but painfully slow when character development needs to take place - the comedy hits some interesting heights and nearly wins over our love.

For boy-band leader Connor Friel (AKA Connor4real, played by Andy Samberg), his first project Style Boyz was a sensation that needed to end. Started by his best friends Lawrence (Akiva Schaffer) and DJ Owen (Jorma Taccone), the act became an example of 90's excess silliness with tracks like Karate Guy and Donkey Roll. After a fight on stage, the band breaks up and Connor embarks upon a successful solo career, experiencing instant success. But it's not long before his second album crashes, leading the douche canoe to reconsider his life's choices. As Connor's life descends into a litany of bad choices and his fiancee's breakup, he must either reconcile with his former bandmates or completely disappear from the news cycle, condemned to a Vegas show act instead of pop immortal.

Popstar contains some genuinely hilarious moments. In fact, the first 15 minutes of universe building is some of the best comedy of 2016. Songs like Bin Laden - about Connor's girlfriend's sexual demands - are classic Lonely Island. The trio parade a cavalcade of pop stars in 'interview' positions as they remark on the success/failure/rebirth of Connor, some of which again is excellent. But soon, Popstar begins to run long in the tooth. You can only have so many SNL-type skits (of about the same length), cobbled together with more SNL Digital Shorts, and then back to the skits before you begin to see a pattern. Once that's exposed (like the man's genitals that Connor is forced to sign), I started wanting this thing to end. But at only 86 minutes, one would think that ending would arrive sooner than you'd expect. Quite the opposite: the script by Lonely Island starts to embark upon greater and greater amounts of ad libbing that seems more like a plug to a growing crack in the levy.

I'm not going to start bagging on Samberg or his former SNL cohorts, as Popstar is supposed to be stupidly funny. Just like his faux band, Samberg is clearly the best at delivering these lines, but his partners get their moments to stare blankly at the camera, or in Scaffer's case to pose in front of poorly-carved wood statues. Sarah Silverman - who plays their agent - is more straightman in the whole affair, something she exceeds at doing. But Popstar's also got something to say about the state of Internet fandom, musician egos, the sellout, and plenty of other topics. Some of it works, but most is just attempts to keep our interest before the next funny song arrives.

I did love the pop numbers, and both Schaffer and Taccone as co-directors prove they can construct a scene. Connor's opportunistic manager (played by Tim Meadows) is also a delight, and proves that he's ready to make us laugh again after a long absence. If you walk in the most minimum of expectations - and make sure you don't waste a full ticket price on such a short film - then, Popstar might actually entertain.

Filled with moments of sheer hilarity - but bogged down by seemingly hours of filler drudgery, Popstar sinks when the characters need to actually start talking. The SNL-type Digital Shorts are really great and the film in general will play great for tweens, teens, and the early 20-somethings.. But for the rest of us, things here get old real fast. It's not the worst thing we've seen all year, but it does make a convincing case for the troubles which some former SNL leads experience when transitioning to the big screen.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is rated R for some graphic nudity, language throughout, sexual content and drug use and has a runtime of 86 minutes.

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Fathom Event Recap: @KISSOnline Las Vegas Live Concert

Was a great performance and KISS lives up to their reputation.

Review by: Erika Ashley

On Wednesday May 25th, 2016 movie theaters across the nation hosted the KISS: Las Vegas Live Concert in a one night only viewing. This was my first time ever seeing KISS perform in theaters and just in general. Growing up my dad would listen to various 80s and 90s rock music and of course I would be exposed to the more popular songs from KISS that played on the radio. However, sitting in a theater, in the middle of the week, just after work-hours with about 20 others was certainly a different experience taking in KISS. Being an outsider amongst die-hard KISS fans was an interesting experience to say the least.


The film opens with KISS giving an introduction to the concert and discussing some insider knowledge about how the event was planned and executed. Listening to Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley openly and eagerly discuss their vision of designing their once in a lifetime residency performance in Las Vegas was inspirational. In addition, they both prove their business savviness with ultimately understanding their part in entertainment. They knew that to reap the most benefit and monetary gain they would have to put on an amazing show and outdo any other performance they’ve done since the venue would allow it.


After about 15 minutes of overview the concert begins and runs about an hour and 20 minutes to curtain close. The band plays a specific set of about 12-13 songs of their top hits. Not knowing any of the songs up until the very end I still enjoyed the crowd’s response. As I looked around to the 20 or so patrons in the movie theater I could see them rocking out and imaging themselves in Vegas. During the intro Gene Simmons mentioned that the band really loves performing their hits and looking into the crowd to see kids and young adults that weren’t even born when they were on the radio appreciating their music. At the Fathom Event there were a couple kids in the theater that were singing along and bobbing their heads along to the beat with the parents alongside side them.


The performance was entertaining but there were a few things that seemed almost ridiculous. For example, Gene Simmons repeatedly stuck his tongue out in his trademark fashion, to the point where drool streamed down his chin and left a slick stain down the chest of his costume. Not to mention he also constantly pointed into the crowd and mouthed to the fans almost as if he was scolding them. Then he continued posing and flicking his large and bright red tongue back and forth. Paul Stanley looked at him a few times to get his attention during their limited choreography and tried to reel him back into the group’s performance.

I was surprised that Paul could walk, dance, kick, run in 7+ inch platform heels the entire time and even drop down to his knees and jump back up without flinching. Tommy Thayer on the other hand was just kind of going with the flow and Eric Singer on drums in the back kicked ass. Even though I was not in Vegas for the original show and merely watched a reshowing of a truly remarkable event, it was a great performance and KISS lives up to their reputation.

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Dope's Rick Famuyiwa Will Direct The Flash Movie

Warner Bros. and DC's film version of The Flash seemed to be going full speed ahead back in October of last year, when Dark Shadows script man Seth Grahame-Smith stepped aboard to make it his directorial debut. But he left just as suddenly at the start of last month, leaving the film without a director. A replacement has now been found, with Dope's Rick Famuyiwa taking the job.

Famuyiwa will inherit Grahame-Smith's script for the movie, though he'll probably have some input into any changes moving forward. Ezra Miller, who was introduced as the speedster in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, is set to reprise the role in the first Justice League movie, which is now shooting.

Hiring Famuyiwa has the feeling of a positive step forward: while he hasn't worked on a big tentpole effects film, he's brought a lot of vision and heart to his indie work and hiring directors with his sort of CV hasn't hurt Marvel, which saw success with the likes of Joe and Anthony Russo.

The Flash's stand-alone adventure is currently scheduled to appear in 2018.

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GHOSTBUSTERS Original Cast & New Cast Join @JimmyKimmelLive To Celebrate Ghostbusters Day

In celebration of GHOSTBUSTERS: The Original Cast Reunites and Joins the New Cast on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” as Moviegoers Celebrate the Franchise with Screenings of the Original Film, a Sneak Peek at the New Film, Fun Events, a Contest, and More

Elle King’s “Good Girls” Available at Digital Music Providers Today – CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

In anticipation of the release of Ghostbusters, which brings the legendary franchise back to theaters with a new team fighting the paranormal on July 15, Sony Pictures and moviegoers across the country will celebrate the classic franchise with Ghostbusters Day on Wednesday, June 8 – the anniversary of the release date of the original 1984 film.

On Ghostbusters Day, the cast of the original classic Ghostbusters – including Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, and Annie Potts – will reunite and join the new Ghostbusters – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones – as they honor the franchise that evening with an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” airs weeknights at 11:35pm Eastern and Pacific / 10:35pm Central on ABC.

Fans will also be able to join in the celebration by seeing a sneak peek of the new film as part of the Fathom Events presentation of the original classic in more than 800 cinemas nationwide on June 8, with encore showings on Sunday, June 12. In addition, in Brooklyn, BBQ Films will present the world’s only official immersive screening of the classic Ghostbusters – a transportive experience built around the classic movie called GHOSTBUSTERS HQ.

Participating theaters will also join in the fun with sweepstakes. Cinemark is giving fans the chance to score one of ten signed posters for the new film through a social media giveaway and as a collectible reward in their all-new app-based loyalty program, Cinemark Connections. And when Regal Cinemas Crown Club Members buy a ticket to the classic movie, they will be entered for the chance to win a flyaway to the premiere of the new Ghostbusters film in Los Angeles, plus a $2500 gift card for travel and accommodations.

Guests of BBQ Films to GHOSTBUSTERS HQ in Brooklyn on the 8th will not only get a 360-degree interactive experience, but also an exclusive first chance to play the new Ghostbusters console game and the mobile game, Ghostbusters: Slime City, both from Activision. Fans will have the chance to record their unique spectral encounters using special GIPHY Cam filters, and enjoy Hi-C Ecto Cooler beverages at the bar. New shows have been added, including a family show. More information is available at www.bbqfilms.com.

Fans will be able to check out the Ghostbusters’ ride, the Ecto-1, with national and local appearances.

The studio will also launch the Ghostbusters Twitter Mission Sweepstakes on Ghostbusters Day. The sweepstakes will award cool prizes, like custom Ghostbusters uniforms, every week leading up to the release of the film to users who retweet contest messages. Twitter users can join in the fun by following @Ghostbusters.

Fans can also follow the movie at @Ghostbusters on their favorite social networks, as the day will be documented via Facebook Live, Periscope, Snapchat Live Stories, and other social coverage.

In addition, moviegoers can now hear Elle King’s “Good Girls,” from the film’s original soundtrack, which is available now at all digital providers. Click here to listen. “Good Girls” was written by Elle King and Dave Bassett and produced by Bassett. The soundtrack will be available on July 15th.

Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return, rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm, director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today – Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Chris Hemsworth. This summer, they’re here to save the world! The film is produced by Ivan Reitman and Amy Pascal, and written by Katie Dippold & Paul Feig, based on the 1984 film “Ghostbusters,” an Ivan Reitman film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis.

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Movie Review: The Lobster

The overall gist of this film was surprisingly fascinating

Review by: Erika Ashley

A recently single David, is brought to “The Hotel” in order to find a mate because in the not too distant future, all single adults are required to find a partner and get married by order of the Government. He is given 45 days to couple-up or he will be forced to become an animal of his choosing and released in the wild. During his stay at The Hotel he struggles to find a willing partner and makes a few desperate attempts to find companionship before his final days are up. After a horribly failed attempt at finding love, David runs away to join a group of Loners living between the “The City” and The Hotel. Here finds a group he feels comfortable in but quickly the moods changes once what he was looking for all along stumbles into his life. David is then forced to do everything he can to keep his most prized possession.



Let’s start with the story line for this outrageously fascinating film. In an alternate near future adults are forced into monogamous relationships for the betterment of society, which is wildly outlandish, but still humorous. Mostly because this film is a farce in itself, with outright and obvious wisecracks at how horrible relationships can be sometimes. For example, in order to have a successful relationship at The Hotel both adults must have something in common. One character takes it upon himself to physically harm himself just so that he can have regular nose bleeds like his love interest and they can be paired up and save themselves from becoming lonely, wandering, wildlife for the rest of their existence.

The premise of the film is ridiculous but at the exact same time remarkably believable because of the commitment to acting from each actor. David, played by Collin Farrell, is beyond depressing and lackluster but still determined to find a match. He is a truly developed character from beginning to end and even more interesting is the only character with a real name besides his brother – Bob, which is referred more than once as just his brother. In addition the consistency with each actor is amazing, they are all well developed and even though a few are brought in with little to no introduction you have a full understanding of who they are and what they are all about.

The tone of the film is reminiscent of a Wes Anderson film, with dry intellectual humor and a solemn undertone throughout, but yet this film was woven with witty moments all over. The art direction was clean and minimalist which added to the futuristic aesthetic. Even though there were many scenes in the film that were raw and unflinching with awkward realness, there were still so many more that were dry and almost borderline boring as they drawn out a little longer than they should have.


The overall gist of this film was surprisingly fascinating in that way eavesdropping on the next table’s conversation while out to dinner at a bustling restaurant kind of way. You want to keep listening or watching but you feel awkward or out of place doing so. It certainly had some better more compelling and truly touching moments but was an interesting and extremely unconventional love story. If you are going out on the first date with someone you might be slightly interested in, skip this one for sure. But, if you are strapped in to a solid and long term committed relationship, go to this film on your next scheduled date night and thank the heavens you two are together instead of a lonely walrus and goat aimlessly wandering a forest forever.

The Lobster is rated R for sexual content including dialogue, and some violence and has a 118-minute run-time.

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Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Sequel surprisingly not cowabungled.

Review by Brandon Wolfe

On average, I see somewhere in the neighborhood of 80-90 movies each year, and in the year of our Lord 2014, I did not see a single movie that I enjoyed less than the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Produced by Michael Bay’s IP-graverobbing shingle Platinum Dunes, the film was an ugly, unfunny, soul-dismantling garbage fire. The story was chaotic nonsense, the action was so overly busy as to be numbing and, worst of all, the Turtles, an engaging band of brothers in every prior incarnation, were horrifically redesigned as ghastly monsters with zero charisma. The film wasn’t merely an affront to longtime TMNT fans, it was a cautionary tale for what happens when whiz-bang summer entertainment is produced at its most cynical and calculated.

The sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, could have been a substantial improvement simply by aspiring to the level of being watchable, yet seemed far more likely to emerge as a repeat offender, a second assault to the senses. After all, the 2014 film was a gigantic hit, removing any need or motivation for betterment. Yet someone in the Platinum Dunes operation clearly decided to do a little extra legwork all the same because Out of the Shadows is shockingly, unfathomably, enjoyable. Not long into the film, I was floored by the realization that not only did I not want to leave or die, but that I was actually being entertained. And then I kept being entertained. I had never even considered that possibility. If one steps into a room fully expecting to be waterboarded, it’s jarring to be surprised with a backrub.


Out of the Shadows picks up a year after whatever it was that happened in the first film that I managed to purge from my memory. Apparently the Turtles saved the city from Shredder (Brian Tee, though I have a vague recollection of William Fichtner being involved somehow), yet are still operating at a remove from the outside world, their heroic rewards being reaped by Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett, actually functional as comic relief this time), to whom they’ve allowed to receive the glory for their actions. The boys still barrel through storm drains as if propelled by jets, but their inability to engage with the public (beyond Megan Fox’s encoring April O’Neil) is beginning to take its toll, especially on born extravert Michelangelo. Aside from catching the occasional Knicks game from the rafters, it’s all work and no play for our heroes, as they table their longings so they can stop Shredder from escaping during an ill-advised nighttime prison transfer.

Despite the best efforts of the Turtles, as well as hotshot cop and moonlighting vigilante Casey Jones (Arrow’s Stephen Amell), Shredder is successfully beamed out of custody via a transportation device created by scientist Baxter Stockman (Tyler Perry, inexplicably). Yet Shredder’s temporarily dematerialized form is hijacked by extradimensional villain Krang (Brad Garrett), a disembodied brain occupying the breadbasket of a robot host, who has, for reasons unknown and unimportant, decided that this ninja criminal is his ticket to bringing his massive ship, the Technodrome, to Earth to conquer all humans. Before beaming Shredder back home with his marching orders, Krang gives the villain a vial of purple ooze, which Shredder exposes to a pair of dimbulb convicts, reconfiguring them into brute-force enforcers Bebop and Rocksteady, a humanoid warthog and rhinoceros, respectively.


The story then devolves into a mish-mash about the hunt for ancient objects that will somehow facilitate Krang’s arrival, but that’s all beside the point. Out of the Shadows functions by remaining lively in a way that its predecessor never approached. The trick the sequel manages to pull off is that it, more than any other TMNT feature film, effectively appropriates the feel of the original cartoon series. The 1990 film, deservedly revered and still the best TMNT movie, took a darker, more street-violent approach to the material, and its sequels were a bit too lightweight as a counterbalance to parental outcry. Out of the Shadows succeeds by embracing the Saturday-morning vibe that other recent big-screen translations (most notoriously, Bay’s own Transformers series) have opted to discard or managed to bungle. Out of the Shadows is the rare non-Marvel film adaptation that doesn’t seem embarrassed by its roots.

It also helps a lot that the Turtles are permitted to be funny and likable this go-round. While their unsettlingly bulky statures and hideously designed faces remain in place, their personalities shine through much more this time than in the prior outing, where they all felt obnoxious and bro-y. Their interactions and one-liners largely work this time. What’s more, the film offers them some reasonably compelling material to grapple with, such as their feelings of isolation from the world, the consequences of immersion into society and the heated internal debate on whether or not to use the ooze to make themselves human, and therefore palatable to the masses. It’s weightier material than a TMNT film requires, especially one that follows up that atrocity from two years ago. Another improvement lies with the human comrades. Fox is given more pluck as April than before, functioning less as bimbo lunchmeat this time. As Casey Jones, Amell is no Elias Koteas, his Chris O’Donnellian fresh-facedness lacking that same tough-nut grit, but he’s still an agreeable presence. And it’s quite a relief not to be embarrassed for Arnett a second time.

It’s still difficult for me to wrap my mind around the idea of Out of the Shadows not arriving as a second helping of fetid refuse. In fact, its euphorically energetic kick makes it far more enjoyable than the plodding flatline that is X-Men: Apocalypse. It’s tempting to ascribe any favorable reaction to the film to its kitchen-sink fanservicing incorporation of just about every element from the old cartoon. Bebop, Rocksteady, Shredder, Krang, the Technodrome, the boys’ souped-up “Party Wagon” van, it’s all here, each rendered very faithfully (far more faithfully than the Turtles themselves, actually). So much is crammed into Out of the Shadows, as a matter of fact, that Shredder himself almost feels like an insignificant bystander in the conflict. It remains to be seen just what’s left for a third film to use. Stockman as a human fly? Mousers? Leatherhead? Don Turtelli? Who knows. I just can’t get over the notion that a hypothetical third film no longer fills me with pervasive dread. That’s some real turtle power at work right there.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

INDIGNATION Poster & Trailer Starring Logan Lerman

Based on Philip Roth’s late novel, Indignation takes place in 1951, as Marcus Messner (Logan Lerman), a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus’s growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton (Sarah Gadon), and his clashes with the college’s imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell (Tracy Letts), put his and his family’s best laid plans to the ultimate test.



Starring Logan Lerman, Sarah Gadon, Tracy Letts, Linda Emond, Danny Burstein and Ben Rosenfield

Based on the novel by Philip Roth

Summit Entertainment and Roadside Attractions will release INDIGNATION in theaters July 29, 2016

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Sicario Sequel Titled "Soldado"

The hazardous world of narcs, the FBI, cartels and the Mexican borders seems an unlikely starting point for a franchise, but then the same might have been said about the Italian mafia in 1970s New York. Whether Sicario does a Godfather and spawns a crime trilogy remains to be seen, but it does have a sequel – Soldado – and, according to Deadline, a director in Suburra’s Stefano Sollima

Yet to arrive on these shores, Suburra is a multi-strand Italian thriller replete with corruption, crime and gloss. It’s compelling stuff and, with strong work on the TV adaptation of Gomarra also to his name, marks Sollima out as a natural fit for the terrain.

Sicario, of course, married up Emily Blunt’s FBI agent, Josh Brolin’s shady CIA operative and Benicio Del Toro’s mysterious Alejandro Gillick in an uncomfortable alliance against a Mexican cartel. Principles, morality and their corrosion in the face of tonnes of guns, money and white powder are likely to figure strongly again as themes in Soldado. Sicario screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has again written the script.

Del Toro’s Gillick and Brolin’s Matt Graver will be the focus of the sequel, with Blunt's Kate Macer not returning. Sicario director Denis Villeneuve, of course, is off on another sequel altogether... Blade Runner.

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Brie Larson In Talks To Play Captain Marvel

After winning the best actress Oscar for “Room,” Brie Larson has her sights on another marvelous role.

Sources tell Variety Larson is in early talks to play Captain Marvel, one of Marvel’s most popular female superheroes, in an upcoming standalone film. It’s unknown where negotiations stand, but sources have told Variety that Larson is their first choice, and that she’s leaning toward playing the part.

Marvel had no comment on the story.

No director is currently on board. Marvel, however, had always planned to have an actress lined up early, with the idea of possibly introducing her in one of its upcoming films before its “Captain Marvel” movie bows.

“Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman are currently writing the script, which follows Carol Danvers, an air force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the super powers of strength, energy project and flight.

Kevin Feige is producing the pic.

Larson has been choosing both big-budget spectacles, like the upcoming “Kong: Skull Island,” and prestige films, such as “Room” and “The Glass Castle,” which she is currently filming.

She can be seen next in Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire” opposite Armie Hammer. She is repped by WME and Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See WARCRAFT In Oklahoma City

Enter for a chance to see WARCRAFT on June 7th at 7:00 PM in Oklahoma City.

From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment's global phenomenon.


The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.


Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.



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The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O'Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce.  WARCRAFT will be released by Universal Pictures.

IN THEATERS, REAL D 3D AND IMAX 3D JUNE 10

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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 ADMISSION.

Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This pass is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law.

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 your belongings and person 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. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability.

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See WARCRAFT In Austin

Enter for a chance to see WARCRAFT on June 7th at 7:30 PM in Austin .

From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment's global phenomenon.


The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.


Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.



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The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O'Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce.  WARCRAFT will be released by Universal Pictures.

IN THEATERS, REAL D 3D AND IMAX 3D JUNE 10

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY

Email us at screenings@sandwichjohnfilms.com
Subject-WARCRAFT-Austin
Full name & Address

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 ADMISSION.

Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This pass is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law.

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 your belongings and person 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. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability.

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See WARCRAFT In Dallas

Enter for a chance to see WARCRAFT on June 7th at 7:00 PM in Dallas.

From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment's global phenomenon.


The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: Orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people and their home.

So begins a spectacular saga of power and sacrifice in which war has many faces, and everyone fights for something.


Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones, the film starring Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production.



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The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O'Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce.  WARCRAFT will be released by Universal Pictures.

IN THEATERS, REAL D 3D AND IMAX 3D JUNE 10

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Duplicate passes will not be accepted. Screening passes are non transferable. This pass is NOT for resale. Reselling of tickets is strictly prohibited and punishable by law.

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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 your belongings and person 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. Unauthorized recording will be reported to law enforcement and may subject you to criminal and civil liability.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Dwayne Johnson To Star In Doc Savage Film

If it seems like Dwayne Johnson is attached to a new film almost every other day, that's probably because he is. And he's a workaholic, who has probably lifted more weight today than many of us manage in a week. His latest announcement, though, confirms what had been rumored and talked about for a while: he's attached to star in Doc Savage for co-writer/director Shane Black.

The Iron Man 3 director has made no secret of the fact that he thinks Johnson is right for the lead in the film, and now Johnson has hit Instagram with a picture (see below) of Black and his co-writers Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry sitting with Johnson and production partner Hiram Garcia to, in The Rock's words, "chop up creative and break story on this very cool project. Comic book fans around the world know that the cool thing about 'Doc' Savage is that he's the inspiration for Superman. First name Clark, called "Man of Bronze", retreats to his 'Fortress of Solitude' in the Arctic etc etc." Plus there this: "Here's the #1 reason I'm excited to become Doc Savage.. HE'S A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO!" Quite.



Black has been aboard the project since at least 2009, looking to adapt the iconic pulp character into a new big screen form. Raised from birth by scientists to be the perfect hero, Savage boasted a staggering number of skills, including scientist, inventor, physician and explorer. Among the most popular characters in 1930s and 40s pulps, Savage's stories were chronicled in nearly 200 novels and across radio, film and TV. Author Lester Dent was his most prolific writer, and it’s his books that Black and his team have been working from.

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X-Men TV Spin-Off "Legion" Heading To FX

Now those damn mutants are everywhere. As if conquering cinemas wasn't enough, the franchise is en route to television in the eight-episode first season of Legion, which stars Dan Stevens of Downtown Abbey and The Guest.

The project, from Fargo’s Noah Hawley, focuses on Stevens' David Haller, who, from his teenage years, has had to deal with mental illness. In and out of hospitals over the years with a diagnosis of schizophrenia, he comes to realize that the visions he experiences and the voices in his head might actually be real. This, naturally, leads to adventures of the meta kind, though not necessarily via traditional superhero tropes. While the show had been commissioned by US cable network FX as a pilot, the result has impressed bosses enough to warrant series status.

Muses FX's Nick Grad, “We’ve come to expect excellence from Noah Hawley and with Legion he has delivered another major creative achievement. Just as he did in reimagining Fargo, he is bringing an entirely new aesthetic and sensibility to the enormously popular and richly represented X-Men world. The pilot episode is stunning."

Co-starring are Rachel Keller, Jean Smart, Aubrey Plaza, Jeremie Harris, Amber Midthunder, Katie Aselton and Bill Irwin. The series is expected to debut in early 2017.

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CONFIRMATION Is Available On Digital HD June 27th & DVD & Blu-ray With Digital HD On August 2nd

CONFIRMATION Starring Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce & Greg Kinnear available to Download on Digital HD June 27, 2016 & DVD with Digital HD & Blu-ray® with Digital HD will street on August 2, 2016

It only takes one voice to change history. HBO Home Entertainment proudly presents the June 27th Digital HD and August 2nd DVD with Digital HD and Blu-ray with Digital HD release of the critically acclaimed Confirmation. The film details the explosive Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings, which brought the country to a standstill and forever changed the way we think about sexual harassment, victims’ rights and modern-day race relations. It looks behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting a pivotal moment in American culture that became a turning point in workplace equality and gender politics.

In July 1991, President George H.W. Bush nominated Judge Clarence Thomas to fill Justice Thurgood Marshall’s seat on the U.S. Supreme Court. In October, during the final days of Thomas’ confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, both Newsday and NPR broke the story that one of Thomas’ former employees, law professor Anita Hill, had accused him of sexually harassing her ten years earlier. These revelations triggered a maelstrom of events, with both Hill and Thomas testifying about the allegations before a stunned and riveted television audience. The release includes brief discussions with Washington and Pierce on the historical impact of the hearings as well as “Character Spot” featuring cast members discussing the character they play.

Confirmation features “powerful” (Variety), “affecting and nuanced performances” (Los Angeles Times) from an all-star cast lead by Kerry Washington (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for Scandal), Wendell Pierce (HBO’s Treme and The Wire), Greg Kinnear (Oscar® and Golden Globe nominee for As Good as It Gets), Jeffrey Wright (Emmy® and Golden Globe winner for HBO’s Angels in America), Eric Stonestreet (Emmy® winner for Modern Family) and Jennifer Hudson (Oscar® winner for Dreamgirls). The film was written by Susannah Grant (Oscar® nominee for Erin Brockovich) and directed by Rick Famuyiwa (Dope).

To preorder a Digital HD copy, please visit: http://apple.co/281q0OC
CONFIRMATION
Blu-ray with Digital HD & DVD
Digital Download Street Date: June 27, 2016
DVD & Blu-ray Street Date: August 2, 2016
Order Date: June 28, 2016
Rating: TV-MA
Discs: DVD 1 Disc / Blu-ray 1 Disc
Runtime: Approx. 110 minutes (excluding bonus material)

About HBO Home Entertainment®
HBO Home Entertainment develops, distributes and markets an extensive array of critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking programs in three formats—Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD—throughout the world. Releases include the global hit Game of Thrones®, the #1 selling TV on DVD/Blu-ray title in major territories throughout the world over the past four years, in addition to current hits and classic favorites including True Detective®, Girls®, The Sopranos®, Sex and the City® True Blood®, The Wire® and Entourage®. The company’s catalog contains hundreds of titles including multiple Emmy® Award-winning mini-series The Pacific® and Band of Brothers®, which holds the record through 2014 as the all-time best selling TV on DVD/Blu-ray title in the US; provocative programs from HBO Documentary Films including The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst and The Case Against 8; innovative movies from HBO Films including Game Change and The Normal Heart; hit Cinemax® original series including BansheeSM and Strike Back®; and comedy specials featuring stand-up performers like Bill Maher and Billy Crystal. Launched in 1984, HBO Home Entertainment has offices in New York, London and Toronto. The company’s releases are sold in more than 70 territories around the world and are digitally distributed on a transactional basis across an expanding number of territories and platforms.

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Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World Trailer & Poster

Legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man, Cave of Forgotten Dreams) examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet in Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World. Working with NETSCOUT, a world leader in-real time service assurance and cybersecurity, which came aboard as a producer and led him into a new world, Herzog conducted original interviews with cyberspace pioneers and prophets such as PayPal and Tesla co-founder Elon Musk, Internet protocol inventor Bob Kahn, and famed hacker Kevin Mitnick.





These provocative conversatons reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works, from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships. In the words of executive producer Jim McNiel, “It’s a journey even Werner, with his immense imagination and inquisitive mind, didn’t expect. Unless you have lived in the technology space, you don’t yet fully appreciate what dwells there.” Herzog adds: “It is one of the biggest revolutions we as humans are experiencing.”

Magnolia Pictures and Netscout will release Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World in Theatres, OnDemand, on iTunes and Amazon Video August 19th

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First Look At Grown Up Potter & Weasley Family

Serving as an official eighth part of the Potter story, theatrical production Harry Potter And The Cursed Child is preparing to hit the West End next month. And now J.K. Rowling's Pottermore site has premiered a look at both the Potter and Weasley families as they will look in the play. Harry, Ginny and Albus are pictured above, and you can find Ron, Hermione and daughter Rose further down the page.

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The Cursed Child is set 19 years after the events of The Deathly Hallows, with the Potters and the Granger-Weasley clans seemingly happily settling into family life. But young Albus Severus Potter (Sam Clemmett), headed to Hogwarts, is troubled by his weighty legacy, and has to deal with the ramifications of who his parents are.

Jamie Parker plays Harry, with Poppy Miller as Ginny. As for Ron (Paul Thornley), he's married to Hermione (Noma Dumezweni) and their daughter is played by Cherrelle Skeete. With a story by Rowling, script from Jack Thorne and John Tiffany as the show's director, previews start at the Palace Theatre on June 7, with the official opening set for July 30.

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Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition Video & Images

Disney and Lucasfilm today launched Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition bringing an unprecedented level of authenticity to prop replica products for fans. Made to order by propmakers at Propshop in Pinewood Studios using digital data collected during filming of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the production process marries cutting edge 3D printing technology with master craftsmanship to produce replicas virtually identical to those seen on screen. Available initially in the U.S., starwarsultimatestudioedition.com is the exclusive location to purchase these products.




The initial offering from the Star Wars Collectibles line features eight prop replicas from Star Wars: The Force Awakens including Darth Vader’s melted helmet, Rey’s lightsaber hilt, FN-2187 Stormtrooper helmet and more. Each replica item is a limited production piece due to the high level of craftsmanship required to create them.

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“We’re delighted to be able to produce such a groundbreaking line of merchandise,” said James Enright, Assets Director and CEO of Propshop. “Designed, made and finished by the hands of specialist motion picture prop makers and artists, we’ve worked extremely hard to create something that we know would make fans and filmmakers proud.”

The initial offering from the Star Wars Collectibles line features eight prop replicas from Star Wars: The Force Awakens including Darth Vader’s melted helmet, Rey’s lightsaber hilt, FN-2187 Stormtrooper helmet and more. Each replica item is a limited production piece due to the high level of craftsmanship required to create them.

These made-to-order replicas will come with custom display pedestals, packed in branded wooden crates that are inspired by the real crates used to ship the film props. Each one is custom built to accommodate the shape of the replica inside.

“We are continually looking for new ways to extend the storytelling from movies in innovative ways,” said Josh Silverman, executive vice president of global licensing at Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’ve worked hand in hand with the film makers and talented team at Propshop to create a unique product experience for fans and we’re excited to see their reactions to these incredible prop replicas.”

Visit Disney’s YouTube channel to view the latest installment of their “Boxed” series to get a behind-the-scenes look at Darth Vader’s melted helmet being created; then tune in each month to see reveals of new items added to the Star Wars Collectibles: Ultimate Studio Edition line. For more information, visit starwarsultimatestudioedition.com.

About Lucasfilm Ltd.
Lucasfilm Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is a global leader in film, television and digital entertainment production. In addition to its motion-picture and television production, the company's activities include visual effects and audio post-production, cutting-edge digital animation, interactive entertainment software, and the management of the global merchandising activities for its entertainment properties including the legendary STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES franchises. Lucasfilm Ltd. is headquartered in northern California.

About Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media (DCPI) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) that brings our Company's stories and characters to life through innovative and engaging physical products and digital experiences across more than 100 categories, from toys and t-shirts, to apps, books and console games. DCPI comprises two main lines of business: Disney Consumer Products (DCP), and Disney Interactive (DI). The combined segment is home to world class teams of app and game developers, licensing and retail experts, a leading retail business (Disney Store), artists and storytellers, and technologists who inspire imaginations around the world.

About Propshop
Propshop is a digital and physical asset production company providing film productions and wider audiences with data acquisition, 3D conceptual design, and manufacturing facilities. Known for its ability to bring ideas to life both digitally and physically, Propshop combines the latest technologies with traditional craftsmanship, producing unique artifacts for film, promotion and consumer products.
Propshop, Propshop Studio Editions, the Propshop logos and other related properties are trade marks and or/copyrights, in the United Kingdom, United States and other countries, owned by Propshop Productions Limited. © & TM Propshop Productions Limited.

STAR WARS, and related properties and character names are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd.


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