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The Han Solo Movie Is Titled SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

Movie Review: #TheWildLife

The harmless The Wild Life is also exceeding boring.
Review by Matt Cummings
The French-Belgium animated feature The Wild Life is anything but that, a slow, often boring affair that both lacks a strong antagonist and is bereft of heroes with personalities above the temperature of oatmeal.

Essentially a version of Robinson Crusoe with talking animals, Life introduces us to the chatty parrot Tuesday and his posse of anthropomorphic animal friends who live on an isolated island. But when a violent storm wrecks the island, Tuesday and his friends awake to discover that a ship has crashed on the beach. When it's revealed that the only surviving passenger is none other than Robinson Crusoe, Tuesday is torn between siding with his friends' racial phobia about humans and his desire to seek adventure far off the island. Aligning himself with the fumbling Crusoe, the team soon realizes that pride of hungry and violent cats has also survived and want to take control of the island.…

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One On Blu-ray & DVD On December 6

Unleash the Lighter Side of the Force With the Action Packed Thrills of LEGO® STAR WARS: The Freemaker Adventures Complete Season One!

The Complete Season One on Blu-ray™ and DVD for the First Time on December 6, 2016 6 Exclusive Magnets Packed Inside Each Blu-ray and DVD!

Taking place between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, these new adventures follow a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from battle debris strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact - the Kyber Saber -he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. The Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters and discover the strength of family. Relive all 13 action-packed episodes in LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures Season One.

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THE #FREEFIRE TRAILER & POSTER HAS ARRIVED

It's all guns, no control in the electrifying first trailer for Ben Wheatley's FREE FIRE. The wickedly fun thriller had its world premiere last night as the opening night film of TIFF Midnight Madness.

The film stars Sharlto Copley, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Jack Reynor.



Bold, breathless and wickedly fun, Free Fire is an electrifying comedy-thriller about an arms deal that goes spectacularly and explosively wrong. Acclaimed filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High Rise) propels the audience head-on into quite possibly the most epic shootout ever seen on film as he crafts a spectacular parody –– and biting critique –– of the insanity of gun violence. Everyone’s got a gun, and absolutely no one is in control.

Set in a colorful yet gritty 1970s Boston, Free Fire opens with Justine (Oscar® winner Brie Larson), a mysterious American businesswoman, and her wise-cracking associate Ord (Armie Hammer) arranging a black-market weapons deal in a deserted warehouse bet…

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN Clip "Lunch Break"

STX Entertainment's THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN, featuring a very funny (and slightly NSFW) scene between Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson's characters.



THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN is a new coming-of-age movie in the vein of Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club - an honest, candid, often hilarious look at what it's like to grow up as a young woman in today's modern world.

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson). All at once, Nadine feels more alone than ever, until the unexpected friendship of a thoughtful boy (Hayden Szeto) gives her a glimmer of hope that things just might not be so terrible after all.

The film also stars Kyra Sedgwick as Nadine's well-meaning but completely ineffective mother, and Woody Harrelson as Nadine's History teacher, mento…

Movie Review: #Sully

Sully is a competent but unrewarding disaster film.
Review by Matt Cummings
If the worst Summer movie season in recent memory has you hungry for more competent fare, Sully might be the perfect meal. But don't expect to be blown away or even moved by its rather pedestrian, paint-by-the-numbers old school blandness. It's competent and likeable, but fails to stir anyone's appreciation for a heroic feat that doesn't really need a movie to tell it.

For 40-year flight veteran Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger (Tom Hanks), piloting has been in his blood since he was a teen. An air combat veteran, he's settled down into the unremarkable world of commercial passenger planes, shuttling passengers for US Airways. But when his flight loses both engines after multiple bird strikes, he's forced to land in the Hudson River. The rescue becomes a worldwide sensation and makes Sully a national hero, but members of the National Traffic Safety Board aren't exactly so…

"ALIENS: 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION" ARRIVES ON BLU-RAY & DVD SEPTEMBER 13

Celebrate three decades of pulse-pounding action and bone-chilling suspense with this Aliens 30th Anniversary Limited-Edition Set that features both the Theatrical and Special Edition versions of the film on Blu-ray™, as well as audio commentary, deleted and extended scenes and more. This must-have set also includes collectible art cards, and a book featuring art from the Dark Horse Comics Aliens series with an all-new cover created exclusively for this 30th Anniversary Edition. The Blu-ray and Digital HD release will include an all-new, documentary titled “The Inspiration and Design of Aliens,” which delves into the origins of the film.


James Cameron directed this critically acclaimed sequel starring Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of the Nostromo’s deadly encounter with the monstrous Alien. After drifting through space in hypersleep for 57 years, Ripley returns to Earth, haunted by nightmares of the past. Although her story is initially met with disbelief, she …

Horror Film The Bye Bye Man Official Poster

People commit unthinkable acts every day. Time and again, we grapple to understand what drives a person to do such terrible things. But what if all of the questions we’re asking are wrong? What if the cause of all evil is not a matter of what…but who?

In theaters 12/09/2016

From the producer of Oculus and The Strangers comes The Bye Bye Man, a chilling horror-thriller that exposes the evil behind the most unspeakable acts committed by man. When three college friends stumble upon the horrific origins of the Bye Bye Man, they discover that there is only one way to avoid his curse: don’t think it, don’t say it. But once the Bye Bye Man gets inside your head, he takes control. Is there a way to survive his possession?

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New Poster For JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK

Here is the new poster for JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK starring Tom Cruise & Cobie Smulders.

The new film, a sequel to 2012’s “JACK REACHER,” is based on author Lee Child’s 18th book in the bestselling Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. The film is written by Richard Wenk (“THE EXPENDABLES 2,” “THE EQUALIZER”), Marshall Herskovitz (“LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS,” “THE LAST SAMURAI”) & Zwick.

Cruise is producing alongside Don Granger (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “JACK REACHER”), Skydance Media’s David Ellison and Dana Goldberg (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “ EOSTORM”), and Christopher McQuarrie (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION,” “ ALKYRIE”). The executive producers are Paula Wagner (“WAR OF THE WORLDS,” “THE OTHERS”) and Herb Gains (“THE JUDGE,” “NON-STOP”).

“JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK” also stars Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother,” “AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON”), Danika Yarosh (“Heroes Reborn,” “ hameless”), Austin Hebert (“Bonnie and Clyde”), Patrick Heusi…

Coming & Going From Netflix In September 2016

The Netflix September 2016 movies and TV titles have been announced and can be viewed below.

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 1

The Amityville Horror (2005)
Babel (2006)
Bayou Maharajah: The Tragic Genius of James Booker (2013)
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991)
Bratz: The Movie (2007)
Burn, Burn, Burn (2015)
Cats & Dogs (2001)
Crashing: Season 1
Defiance (2008)
Easy Fortune Happy Life (2009)
Europe’s Last Great Wilderness (2015)
The Fierce Wife (2010)
Footloose (1984)
Full Out (2015)
Game Winning Hit: Season 1
Heartland: Season 7
Hellevator: Season 1
Hoot (2006)
Hope Floats (1998)
I Am the Ambassador: Season 1 ­NETFLIX EXCLUSIVE
Indochina’s Wild Heart (2015)
The IT Crowd: Series 5
Jaws (1975)
Jaws 2 (1978)
Jaws 3 (1983)
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
Joyful Noise (2012)
Keepers of the Game (2016)
Last Holiday (2006)
Lucky Days: Season 1
Man on Wire (2008)
Milk Money (1994)
Practical Magic (1998)
Road Trip (2000)
Sam Kinison: Breaking the Rules (2000)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Scary Movie 2 …

Blanc-Biehn Productions Set To Premiere The Girl At The Burbank Film Festival 2016

Blanc-Biehn Productions Set to Premiere The Girl at The Burbank Film Festival 2016

Filmmakers and performers Michael Biehn and Jennifer Blanc-Biehn are pleased to announce the premiere of their Blanc-Biehn Productions feature, The Girl, at the Burbank Film Festival in Burbank, California, Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

A Celebrity Red Carpet will kick off the screening at 8:00 PM; director Blanc-Biehn will take the stage with The Girl stars Biehn and Tia Carrere to introduce the film and divulge a few details about the filming of the psychological thriller.

"We are so pleased and excited to be screening the World Premier of "The Girl" at this year’s festival,” said festival president, Jeff Rector. “Michael and Jennifer are dynamic partners both in front of and behind the camera. We look forward to seeing all their new films on their upcoming production slate."

The Girl stars Evie Louise Thompson (Boyhood) as the kidnap victim of a psychopath (Biehn) who hold…

Fantastic Fest 2016 Announces Final Wave of Programming

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE'S FANTASTIC FEST GOES BIG WITH FINAL PROGRAMMING WAVE AND NACHO VIGALONDO'S "COLOSSAL" AS THE CLOSING NIGHT FILM

Programming lineup for 2016 Festival also includes HBO's much-anticipated "Westworld", Focus Features' "A Monster Calls", and Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA live-scoring a kung fu classic!

A bevy of esteemed guests including Dolph Lundgren, Leonard Maltin, Bruce Campbell, Paul Schrader, and many more!

Alamo Drafthouse's Fantastic Fest unveils its final wave of programming with a giant-sized round up of the wildest films from across the planet. Opening the announcement and closing out the festival is the triumphant return of Fantastic Fest's Karaoke King Nacho Vigalondo with his kaiju monster mash-up COLOSSAL, starring Hollywood heavies Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis.

Converging music, film and art, Fantastic Fest welcomes fellow festival alumni and Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA for his first ever live re-score. …

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See THE DRESSMAKER In Tempe

Enter for a chance to see THE DRESSMAKER on September 21st at 7:00 PM in Tempe.

A glamorous, worldly dressmaker returns to her small Australian hometown to seek the truth behind her notorious reputation. This dark and quirky comedy stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet as Tilly Dunnage, who cares for her eccentric mother (Academy Award nominee Judy Davis), schemes with the local sergeant (Hugo Weaving) who has secrets of his own, and falls for local farmer Teddy (Liam Hemsworth). As she starts to unravel her scandalous past, she transforms the town’s women with her exquisite creations. Armed with only her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly shows she is a force to be reckoned with and that revenge never goes out of style.



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Disney/Pixar's #FINDINGDORY On Digital HD Oct 25 & Blu-ray Nov 15.

Dive deep into the kelp to find out more about the making of the film with extensive extras featuring the creative talent of Pixar and the all-star cast!



The summer blockbuster hit, Disney•Pixar's “Finding Dory,” swims home just in time for the holidays on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on Oct. 25 and on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Nov. 15. Viewers can watch Dory’s hilarious and heartwarming quest to find her family and continue the underwater adventure with hours of immersive bonus features.

The film’s playful and plentiful bonus offerings include “Piper,” the theatrical short film starring an irresistible sandpiper hatchling; an all-new mini short featuring interviews with Dory’s pals from the Marine Life Institute; a behind-the-scenes look at the most challenging character Pixar has ever created; never-before-seen deleted scenes, including a digital exclusive featuring the Tank Gang from “Finding Nemo” who make it their mission to get Marlin and N…

Joe Manganiello Will Play Deathstroke In Batman Solo Film

Last week, Ben Affleck took the unusual step of letting slip a teasing hint about the future of his stand-alone Batman film via Twitter, putting up a video of the villain Deathstroke, albeit one in his costume who didn't speak. Now we know who will be filling the suit in future appearances as The Wall Street Journal has learned that Magic Mike's Joe Manganiello (who had previously been rumored) has the role.


DC Entertainment President and chief creative officer Geoff Johns let slip the casting information in an interview, though he refused to comment on whether Deathstroke will first show up in next year's Justice League before causing problems for Affleck's Bruce Wayne in the promised Batman outing.

Created by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, Deathstroke first appeared in Teen Titans #2 in 1980. Slade Wilson (as his family knows him) is an assassin and a mercenary, and while he's more often found in the Green Arrow's rogue's gallery – and has turned up on th…

@FunkoDCLegion Review: September 2016

Legion's WOMEN OF DC box packs a Wonder Woman punch of bad ass! Review by Matt Cummings DC's Legion of Collectors box has already proven its worth with a well-appointed SUICIDE SQUAD box in July and a solid series of offerings that are also strangely familiar to Marvel Collector Corps. But the question always remained how the every-other-month sub box would handle periods where no new DC film or TV show was available. I am happy to report that this month's WOMEN OF DC reveals an impressive set of goodies that establishes itself as one of the best superhero boxes of 2016. The Promise
Before we begin, let's look at the deal again: promising a value of $50, the sub continues the tradition of Funko partnering each time to deliver an exclusive figure and t-shirt without the fluff or filter (their words). Joining at the VIGILANTE MEMBERSHIP, members receive 6 boxes every year, with the promise of an exclusive themed collectible gift on the one-year anniversary o…

#MarvelCollectorCorps Review: August 2016

Marvel Collector Corps' SPIDER-MAN box arrives 3 WEEKS LATE and filled with disappointment.
Review by Matt Cummings
With the sting of the disastrous Marvel Super Box - now called "Stupor Box" - still in our noses, we were hopeful that this month's Spider-man box would deflect our extreme worry at MCC's current trajectory. Sadly, a very late arrival and another disappointment puts Marvel Collector Corps in a tailspin and their future in doubt.

The Promise
Before we begin, let's look at the original deal and MCC's current offering: promising a value of $50, regular boxes would keep the "fluff" (their words) to a minimum with Funko partnering each time to deliver an exclusive figure. Regardless if you joined at the Founders level or took on a per-box delivery, the Year One box was offered for an additional cost of $135 after tax. That's approximately the price of 4 regular boxes. Founders (like myself) were offered first crack at purchasin…

HEADSHOT Trailer Starring Iko Uwais From The Raid

A nameless man (Uwais) wakes up in a hospital with severe head trauma, not knowing who he is or what happened to him. Assisted by devoted student doctor Ailin (Chelsea Islan), who nicknames him “Ishmael” after the character in Moby Dick, he recovers and tries to regain his memory.



Naturally, Ishmael’s past is about to catch up with him, in the form of Lee (Sunny Pang), a drug lord and gang boss whose tentacles reach deep into the police and the penal system. When Ailin is kidnapped and Ishmael sets out to get her back, he finds himself pitted against an array of skilled fighters who may have been his former colleagues. As Ishmael battles through a series of deadly fights with this squad of enforcers, fragments of his past are teased out and the puzzle of his identity begins to come together.

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Rebecca Ferguson Cast Along Side Hugh Jackman In The Greatest Showman

Variety is reporting Rebecca Ferguson has been cast opposite Hugh Jackman in Fox’s P.T. Barnum musical biopic “The Greatest Showman” as Swedish opera singer Jenny Lind.

She joins Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya on the project. Michael Gracey is directing from a script by Michael Arndt.


Chernin Entertainment and Laurence Mark are producing. Production is set to begin in the fall.

Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, who were Tony-nominated for “The Christmas Story,” are writing original songs for the film. Kira Goldberg is overseeing the project for Fox.

The project has been in development since 2009 with Jackman attached to play the showman, who rose from humble roots and was able to hoax a gullible public, as he created the three-ring Barnum & Bailey Circus that made him famous. Barnum gained fame as a 19th century impresario with tours of Tom Thumb and Lind; he began calling it the “Greatest Show on Earth” near the end of his career.

Ferguson, who broke out in “Mission: Impossib…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #BLAIRWITCH In Sacramento

Enter for a chance to see BLAIR WITCH on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:30 PM in Sacramento.


A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Tommy’s sister, Heather. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence, and one-by-one, they begin to disappear. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than the footage revealed 20 years ago. The Blair Witch has come to claim her next victims.



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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #BLAIRWITCH In San Francisco

Enter for a chance to see BLAIR WITCH on Wednesday, September 13th at 7:30 PM in San Francisco.


A group of college students venture into the Black Hills Forest in Maryland to uncover the mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Tommy’s sister, Heather. At first the group is hopeful, especially when a pair of locals offer to act as guides through the dark and winding woods, but as the endless night wears on, the group is visited by a menacing presence, and one-by-one, they begin to disappear. Slowly, they begin to realize the legend is all too real and more sinister than the footage revealed 20 years ago. The Blair Witch has come to claim her next victims.



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BLAIR WITCH opens nationwide Friday, September 16.

Officia…