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Movie Review: The Snowman

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See HELL OR HIGH WATER In PHOENIX

Enter for a chance to see HELL OR HIGH WATER on August 11th at 7:00 PM in PHOENIX.

A story about the collision of the Old and New West, two brothers -- Toby (Chris Pine), a straight-living, divorced father trying to make a better life for his son; and Tanner (Ben Foster), a short-tempered ex-con with a loose trigger finger -- come together to rob branch after branch of the bank that is foreclosing on their family land. The hold-ups are part of a last-ditch scheme to take back a future that powerful forces beyond their control have stolen from under their feet. Vengeance seems to be theirs until they find themselves in the crosshairs of a relentless, foul-mouthed Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) looking for one last triumph on the eve of his retirement. As the brothers plot a final bank heist to complete their plan, a showdown looms at the crossroads where the last honest law man and a pair of brothers with nothing to live for except family collide.



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Movie Review: #JasonBourne

Jason Bourne is a competent but otherwise pedestrian action sequel.
Review by Matt Cummings
When The Bourne Identity exploded into theaters in 2002, one could feel the entire genre shift under them. Reacting to a post-9/11 world of the uber-spy state, we were also treated to a very human story of a man struggling to regain his identity. It re-energized James Bond, while establishing a new plateau for what a smart action film could be. But that feels like 20 years ago, as Jason Bourne results in a competent but utterly pedestrian affair, making us wonder if this series needs a similar bail out.

Struggling to find his way after learning of his former identity, Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is still tortured by the long list of bodies he's left in the wake. But when his former CIA-turned-ally Nicky (Julia Stiles) decides to release all black-ops data about Treadstone and other programs to the public, Bourne learns that her data includes new information about his father. As CIA di…

Movie Review: #BadMoms

Bad Moms is a naughty, nasty, raunchfest that's also one of the best comedies of the year.
Review by Matt Cummings
As we head into the home stretch for the Summer 2016 box office, one thing is abundantly clear: it's been the worst in terms of quality releases as far back as I've been writing about it. Luckily, Bad Moms arrives to make this long list of trash a bit more bearable while establishing itself as potentially the sleeper hit of the year. And yet its message is one that I hope doesn't resonate with stressed out moms ready to party it up at the expense of their children.

For stressed-out mom Amy (Mila Kunis), every day is spent rushing to parent meetings, working full-time hours at her part-time job, and trying to get her husband to actually do some parenting along the way. But when her marriage suddenly ends over a long-time affair, Amy is forced to take on her entitled kids, house, dog, and the pressures of a bake sale headed by bitchy PTA president Gwendo…

Movie Review: #CafeSociety

Woody Allen's newest isn't exactly...new. Or worth your time.
Review by Matt Cummings
In the era of modern film - one where gritty violence, sexual dominance, and larger-than-life comic book heroes dominate the theaters, Filmmaker Woody Allen is certainly cut from a cloth that seems to be fading. His most recent affair - the dramedy Café Society - also seems tattered at the edges, an uninspiring story of adulthood and the choices one must live with even when those choices make no sense to the audience for which they're intended.

Set among the palm trees and stars of 1930's Hollywood, Bobby (Jesse Eisenberg) has come from his Jewish home in New York, hoping to find glamour and purpose away from his father's watch business. However, his powerful casting mogul uncle Phil (Steve Carrell) won't give him the time of day, as he's too busy hob-knobbing with stars like Barbara Stanwyck, James and Betty Davis. Eventually Phil relents, giving Bobby a gopher jo…

Movie Review: #BatmanTheKillingJoke

Batman: The Killing Joke wastes a golden opportunity to return WB to animation greatness. WARNING: This review contains major spoilers.
Review by Matt Cummings
As an avid collector of the DC Animated Universe, I've been a little miffed at the many recent changes behind the scenes. With Producer Bruce Timm hitting a homerun with both Batman: The Animated Series and Justice League, his removal in recent years (replacing him with James Tucker) has since left the animated side of DC feeling entirely empty. Replacing familiar voices for (frankly) cheaper ones, the films have suffered as well. So when it was announced that Batman: The Killing Joke would see Timm, Mark Hamill, and Kevin Conroy return, I was excited to see the animated version of The Blues Brothers making a triumphant return. But that's not the case.

Fighting crime in Gotham has let Barbara Gordon/Batgirl (voiced by Tara Carter) a bit flustered. Her boss Bruce Wayne/Batman (Conroy) is demanding and overly protec…

Movie Review: #LightsOut

Lights Out is more rental fodder than a worthwhile theatrical scarefest.
Review by Erika Garcia-Santos
A mentally unstable mother’s deceased childhood friend brings itself back to life through a paranormal phenomenon that leaches off the mother’s illness. The mom, Sophie, has a dark past that includes her friend, Diana, whom she met while admitted to a mental hospital. Diana’s possession and obsession of Sophie bleeds through the afterlife into our world where she will do anything to keep Sophie all to herself. Diana’s reemergence puts Sophie’s children Rebecca and Martin’s lives danger because she is not afraid to get rid of anyone that steals Sophie’s attention.

Lights Out is an extension of Director David F. Sandberg’s short film, “Lights Out,” that was released in 2013 and originally was well received. However, this extended version itself is rather short coming in at under a 90-minute runtime. From the very beginning the viewer can tell they are in for a creepy ride, but what t…

Training Day TV Show Trailer Starring Bill Paxton

A crime thriller that begins 15 years after the events of the feature film left, about an idealistic young police officer (Justin Cornwell) who is appointed to an elite squad of the LAPD where he is partnered with a seasoned, morally ambiguous detective (Bill Paxton). Drew Van Acker, Katrina Law, Lex Scott Davis and Julie Benz will also star. Jerry Bruckheimer, Antoine Fuqua, Jonathan Littman, Will Beall and Barry Schindel will executive-produce.



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New Trailer For The Accountant Starring Ben Affleck

The new trailer for The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow and directed by Gavin O’Connor.



Christian Wolff (Affleck) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King (J.K. Simmons), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk (Anna Kendrick) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise.

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The Rocketeer Will Be Either A Reboot Or Sequel

The Rocketeer is one of those movies that found itself sputtering at the box office upon its original 1991 release, but has gone on to be thought of fondly, enjoying cult status and in healthy rotation as a cosplay concept. Now Disney is hoping that translates into success for a reboot/sequel, in development at the studio.

While the movie is still in early development, the Hollywood Reporter has heard that it will re-imagine the character as a black female hero who dons the rocket pack and suit to fight evil. Joe Johnston's original was adapted from Dave Stevens' 1980s comic by Danny Bilson, William Dear and Paul De Meo and starred Billy Campbell as Cliff Secord, a stunt pilot who stumbles across an experimental jet pack and gear and gets mixed up with mobsters, Nazis, Howard Hughes and the FBI. Designed as a throwback to the serials of the 1930s and '40s in the same way that Flash Gordon channelled the genre (perhaps with a smidge less camp), The Rocketeer has long since …

Movie Review: #GLEASONMOVIE Review. Most Incredibly Moving Documentary Film.

Incredibly moving.

RAMA delivers another great review.

GLEASON is one of the most incredibly moving documentary films I’ve ever seen. A powerful tale of family and unconditional love. It’s a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. An absolute must-see.

Directed by Clay Tweel, GLEASON is about former NFL athlete; former New Orleans Saints hero/defensive back, Steve Gleason who got diagnosed with ALS and weeks shortly after that, he and his wife, Michel, are pregnant with their first child. The film chronicles the tumultuous years struggling through Steve’s declining physical condition all the while trying to keep it together for their son, Rivers. It’s an intimate portrait of what it feels like to be living with a loved one suffering from this disease, most other spouses would give up, but there’s something strong and inspiring about Steve and Michel’s marriage and parenthood.

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#MondoCon 2016: Tickets On Sale & Artist Lineup

Tickets On Sale Now For "MondoCon: Close Encounters of the Third Con" Featuring Massive Lineup of World Renowned Artists

Mondo is pleased to announce tickets are on sale for the third annual MondoCon along with an initial lineup of exhibitors and artists. MondoCon 2016 will take place October 22nd and 23rd in Austin, TX at AFS Cinema and Holiday Inn Midtown Conference Center.

MondoCon is a celebration of everything Mondo loves, including movies, art, comics, music, toys and food. It's a weekend curated with fans in mind, featuring incredible artists & creators from around the world, panels, screenings, food trucks, live score and interactive events.

The full program schedule will be unveiled in the weeks to come, but Mondo is excited to tease a few items, including a Mondo Gallery show on the eve of MondoCon on Friday, October 21st entitled "New Works" featuring celebrated artists Jason Edmiston and Ken Taylor. Artist Jock will also be in attendance at the…

That Other BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Trailer

Shout! Factory Films is proud to debut the OFFICIAL MOVIE TRAILER for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE)! Directed by Christophe Gans and starring Vincent Cassel (Jason Bourne) and Lea Seydoux (Spectre), the film follows the unexpected romance between the youngest daughter of a merchant who has fallen on hard times and the mysterious beast to which her father has become indebted. This modern take on a classic fairy tale delivers a vibrant and captivating cinematic adventure not to be missed!



BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE) debuts in select U.S. Theaters on September 23rd.

1810. After the wreck of his ships, a financially-ruined merchant (André Dussollier) exiles himself in the countryside with his six children. Among them is Belle (Léa Seydoux), his youngest daughter, a joyful girl full of grace. One day, during an arduous journey, the merchant stumbles across the magical domain of the Beast (Vincent Cassel), who sentences him to death for stealing a rose. Feeling…

First Look At Tyler Hoechlin As SUPERMAN In SUPERGIRL

The CW and DC Entertainment have unleashed this first image of actor Tyler Hoechlin as man of steel, Kara’s cousin, Superman in the upcoming season 2 of SUPERGIRL.

SUPERGIRL season 2 premieres Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on The CW.

Actress Floriana Lima (“The Family”) has been cast in The CW’s Supergirl season 2 in the series regular role of Maggie Sawyer who in the DC comics is gay and when she was first introduced in 1987, she was a captain of the Metropolis Special Crimes unit and a highly skilled member of the Science Police which deals with metahumans. BUT on this show, Floriana Lima’s Maggie Sawyer is a detective for the National City Police department and she’s interested in cases involving aliens

Former Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, will play the recurring role of the President of The United States on The CW’s “Supergirl” series starring Melissa Benoist as title character. Carter’s character will first show up in the third episode of season 2.

By the way, years ago, Lynda Cart…

New Trailer For MASTERMINDS

Inspired by true events, a group of half-brained criminals execute an absurdly faulted heist plan. They manage the impossible and make off with $17 million in cash! MASTERMINDS stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Ken Marino, and Jason Sudeikis, Devin Ratray, Jon Daly, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.



MASTERMINDS hits theaters everywhere on SEPTEMBER 30, 2016!

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New Trailer For #HACKSAWRIDGE

HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.



Starring Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths and Vince Vaughn.

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#THEGREATWALL Trailer & Images Starring Matt Damon

The new trailer for Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures' THE GREAT WALL is here.


Starring global superstar Matt Damon and directed by one of the most breathtaking visual stylists of our time, Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers), Legendary’s The Great Wall tells the story of an elite force making a valiant stand for humanity on the world’s most iconic structure. The first English-language production for Yimou is the largest film ever shot entirely in China. The Great Wall also stars Jing Tian, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe and Andy Lau.



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BLEED FOR THIS Official Poster

BLEED FOR THIS, starring Miles Teller, Aaron Eckhart, Katey Sagal, and Ted Levine. Don't miss this incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history in select theaters November 4th!

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Bridget Regan @TheLastShipTNT Comic Con Interview

Here is the round table interview with Bridget Regan that we did at Comic Con 2016 during the TNT's The Last Ship press room.



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Regan was added to the cast of the TNT drama series The Last Ship for the show's third season, playing the role of Sasha, a current diplomat in Asia and a former Navy Intelligence Officer. You may have also seen her in John Wick, White Collar, Jane the Virgin and Agent Carter.









She was also comic book fans and critics ideal choice to portray Wonder Woman.

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Movie Review: #Nerve The film has boundless potential with the future-is-now vibe and intriguing story

Read our review to see whether the film lives up to the fast-paced trailer. Review by Erika Garcia-Santos Venus "Vee" Delmonico, a studious and cautious graduating high school senior decides to take a ride on the wild side by playing a hot new online game called Nerve. During her first round in the game, she finds herself quickly partnered with a stranger and fellow Nerve player, Ian. The two teens team together to complete the increasingly dangerous and intense dares while managing to rack up tons of cash. Soon, the tasks take a turn for the worst as the “Watchers” begin to orchestrate a potentially life altering final round for the two “Players.”
Nerve is a fast paced wild ride that has the viewer clinging to the edge of their seat from nearly the beginning. There is no doubt in my mind that this movie will do well amongst the teens that make their way into the air conditioned theaters to get out of the heat while they kill time this summer. The soundtrack is good …