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Movie Review: 'Warcraft'

Warcraft takes on too much and delivers too little on its way to clouding the future of the video game movie genre.
Review by Matt Cummings
One might look at the 2016 Summer movie slate and equate it to a bag of feces set afire at your front door. In reality, such childish pranks might be all that's left when the season is done, underlying a growing concern in which the real stakes faced by Hollywood feel higher than normal. Recent releases have been reeling from an assault of soft openings, poor critic reviews, and a general sense that sequelitis is producing films that audiences don't want. Warcraft does little to stem that feeling of dread, cramming in too much story and setting forth some of the worst casting in recent memory. The result both muddies the future of the genre and the chances for this franchise to carry on.

Warcraft is told from two perspectives - the orcs and humans - as each prepares to fight the other, while coming to question their roles and reasons f…

Movie Review: The Conjuring 2

Sequel conjures up solid scares but the power of the original compels it.
Review by Brandon Wolfe
True horror classics come along with criminal infrequency, but The Conjuring was a rare inductee into that exclusive club. The film, which chronicled one of several hauntings probed by real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga), was an exquisitely unnerving exercise in sustained terror. Director James Wan, who cut his horror teeth with Saw and Insidious, crafted one of the most genuinely effective haunted-house thrillers ever made, a film that excelled at keeping the audience in a state of perpetual dread for two hours. I walked out of The Conjuring feeling knotted up in my muscles and tight in my jaw, exhausted from the experience of watching something that knew exactly how and when to turn the screws. And, unlike most horror films, The Conjuring came home with me, filling me with that sense of unease in darkened rooms that only the best …

#THEANGRYBIRDS MOVIE’S HATCHLINGS STAR IN BRAND-NEW SHORT COMING TO THEATER

The Angry Birds Movie has flown to new heights, circling $300 million in worldwide box office, and The Hatchlings are celebrating in their own incredibly cute way. Everyone’s favorite fluffy little birds, voiced by young children, star in a brand new short, “The Early Hatchling Gets The Worm,” viewable in select theaters starting this weekend, it was announced today by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Rovio Animation.

Four hilarious Hatchling shorts have been released so far, garnering a total of 40 million views and counting. The videos are part of an inventive marketing campaign that went viral, with the first video in the series having been shared a total of 400,000 times on social media. Previous Hatchlings shorts have been released to mark holidays such as Christmas, Easter, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day.
A trailer for the short can be found on the official The Angry Birds Movie Facebook page: facebook.com/AngryBirdsMovie

The short, focusing on an unlikely friendship that form…

New Image From Star Wars: Episode VIII

Is this what Jedi will be wearing in December 2017? Or could it be, as the director himself has jokingly suggested, the cloak that Rian Johnson has been sporting as he oversees Star Wars: Episode VIII. Either way, it's the latest image that Johnson has posted to his Tumblr page from the movie's production.

Johnson is getting close to winding up at least principal photography on the follow-up to The Force Awakens, though of course the long haul of post-production, any potential additional shooting and then the press march for the film means that he's got a lot of work still ahead of him.

And a lot about the next main Star Wars entry remains to be disclosed: despite recent rumours, the title of the film is still a mystery and we don't know much about what actually happens in the film, beyond, one can assume, more from Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, Daisy Ridley's Rey, John Boyega's Finn and Adam Driver's Kylo Ren. The resistance will have more trouble fro…

#SUICIDESQUAD Final TV Spot

SUICIDE SQUAD is about group of DC supervillains teaming up to tackle high-risk black ops missions for the government. Written and to be directed by David Ayer



Worst. Heroes. Ever. See SUICIDE SQUAD in theaters August 5th.

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OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES "MARSHALL" Starring BOSEMAN & GAD

OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES THURGOOD MARSHALL DRAMA “MARSHALL
STARRING CHADWICK BOSEMAN AND JOSH GAD, JOINED BY KATE HUDSON, DAN STEVENS AND JAMES CROMWELL REGINALD HUDLIN DIRECTING.

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAHY HAS COMMENCED IN BUFFALO, NY

Open Road Films has acquired all U.S. rights to MARSHALL, starring Chadwick Boseman (upcoming “Black Panther,” “42,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Get on Up”) as legendary attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Josh Gad (“Frozen,” “The Wedding Ringer,” upcoming “Beauty and the Beast”) as lawyer Sam Friedman. Joining the previously announced cast of MARSHALL are Kate Hudson (upcoming “Deepwater Horizon,” “Mother’s Day,” Oscar® nominee for “Almost Famous”), Dan Stevens (upcoming “Beauty and the Beast,” “Downton Abbey”), James Cromwell (Oscar® nominee for “Babe”), Sterling K. Brown (“The People vs. O.J. Simpson”) and Keesha Sharp (“The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”). Oscar® nominee Reginald Hudlin (producer of “Django Unchai…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See THE SHALLOWS In Las Vegas

Enter for a chance to see THE SHALLOWS on June 27th at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas.


In the taut thriller THE SHALLOWS, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.



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In theaters Wednesday, June 29th

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.

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See THE SHALLOWS In Phoenix

Enter for a chance to see THE SHALLOWS on June 27th at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.


In the taut thriller THE SHALLOWS, when Nancy (Blake Lively) is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy’s ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.



See how to enter after the Jump...

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

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

In theaters Wednesday, June 29th

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. S…

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME Marathon On @Elreynetwork In June

JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME HOSTS EL REY NETWORK'S 'JUNE CLAUDE VAN DAMME' MARATHON BEGINNING SATURDAY, JUNE 11th AT 10:00 AM ET/PT

Jean-Claude Van Damme, martial arts and film star, will host the 'June Claude Van Damme' marathon starting Saturday, June 11 at 10:00AM ET/PT and kick his way through the night until Sunday, June 12, at 4:00 AM ET/PT.



The back-to-back programming block includes six iconic action films featuring the "Muscles from Brussels:" DERAILED, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN, UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING, STREET FIGHTER, CYBORG and BLOODSPORT.

Lounge on the couch, keep your legs crossed, and grab some popcorn while Van Damme kicks some major butt back-to-back!

El Rey Network's "June Claude Van Damme" Marathon Film Schedule

SATURDAY June 11, 2016
10:00 AM ET/PT "DERAILED"
12:00 AM ET/PT "UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: DAY OF RECKONING"
2:00 PM ET/PT "UNIVERSAL SOLDIER: THE RETURN"
4:00 PM ET/P…

SWISS ARMY MAN Featurette "The Daniels"

Watch the Daniels tell us more about their experience while filming SWISS ARMY MAN in this new featurette!



Swiss Army Man Opens Theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on June 24th and Nationwide on July 1st

Leading up to the nationwide release of SWISS ARMY MAN, Manny will be popping up all over the country! Scheduled visits include NYC, Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and many more!

Outrageously fun and deeply affecting, Swiss Army Man is a gonzo buddy comedy that is the feature film debut of acclaimed music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (collectively known as DANIELS, and responsible for the visionary “Turn Down For What” video, among many others). Bursting with limitless creativity in both form and content, Swiss Army Man goes from the absurd to the emotional to the whimsical to the profound and back again.

Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes wh…

Finding Dory Premiere Images

The voice cast and filmmakers from “Finding Dory” dove into Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre for the all-new movie's blue-carpet premiere. Celebrating Dory’s return to the big screen were Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Ty Burrell and Eugene Levy, alongside director Andrew Stanton, co-director Angus McLane, producer Lindsey Collins, executive producer John Lasseter, screenwriter Victoria Strouse and composer Thomas Newman.


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