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Movie Review: #Denial

A monotonously ordinary film about an extraordinary subject.
Review by Matt Cummings
Let's be honest: the polar ice caps are melting, Elvis is dead, and The Holocaust sadly did happen. But even such an event that saw millions of Jews led to their deaths was actually denied by some in the decades afterwards, and was even the subject of a lawsuit in England. And while that subject should result in serious courtroom drama and important social commentary, Denial is ceetainly not that. It squanders an excellent cast and a high-interest topic in one of the most ordinary and boring films of the year.

The NY native and Holocaust professor Deborah Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) becomes the target of a frivolous lawsuit by the crackpot and 'historian' David Irving (Timothy Spall), claiming that Hitler never ordered the gassing of Jews at Auschwitz. His hope is that if he can win this claim in court, the entire argument of Jews being gassed instead of dying in camps from hard labo…

Movie Review: #TheAccountant

The Accountant is a wild, whipsmart slap in the face with a ledger. And we're OK with that.
Review by Matt Cummings
The fall movie season is already shaping up to be far better than this Summer's bomb-fest. Ben Affleck's The Accountant is another welcomed shot-in-the-arm, a wild but intelligent action film that features a great cast, some terrific comedy, and matches our need for amazing violence and solid storytelling.

This action-thriller's premise is fairly unique: a high-function autistic child becomes the hugely successful accountant/soldier Christian Wolff (Affleck) who's worked with some of the top bad guys to clean up their books. This draws the attention of retiring Treasury agent Ray King (JK Simmons) and a fellow volun-told (Cynthia Addai-Robinson) who's forced to uncover Wolff's wild past. As he investigates a tech company's suspect books, Wolff soon realizes that his work endangers the life of Dana (Anna Kendrick), the employee who di…

Birth Of The Dragon Trailer

Young, up-and-coming martial artist, Bruce Lee, challenges legendary kung fu master Wong Jack Man to a no-holds-barred fight in Northern California. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown, this cross-cultural film chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts superstar after his legendary secret showdown with fellow martial artist Wong Jack Man. Birth of the Dragon is directed by American writer-turned-filmmaker George Nolfi, director of The Adjustment Bureau, and writer of Ocean's Twelve, The Sentinel, The Bourne Ultimatum and the TV show "Allegiance" previously.



Birth Of The Dragon uses a still-disputed private brawl between martial arts masters Bruce Lee (Philip Ng) and Wong Jack Man (Yu Xia) in 1964 as the fuel for a San Francisco-set coming-of-age story involving a rough and tumble young white man [Billy Magnussen doing his best Steve McQueen] who matches the feuding fighting legends in the brawl as he pursues a Romeo and Juliet romance with a y…

Clint Eastwood To Direct Impossible Odds Based On Jessica Buchanan Kidnapping

THR is reporting the drama will be based on the memoir 'Impossible Odds,' written by Buchanan, husband Erik Landemalm, and Anthony Flacco.

After tackling a true-life story with Sully, Clint Eastwood is setting his sights on another: that of kidnapped American aid worker Jessica Buchanan.

Warner Bros, Eastwood's longtime home studio, has optioned Impossible Odds, the memoir written by Buchanan, her husband Erik Landemalm, and Anthony Flacco. While it's a beat early in the development stages, Eastwood is looking at it as his next project.

Brian Helgeland, who worked with Eastwood on the Oscar-winning 2003 film Mystic River, as well as 2002's Blood Work, is writing the script.

Buchanan was working in Somalia when, in October 2011, she and a colleague found themselves caught by land pirates, sold out by their escort and protector. For the next 93 days, she and her co-worker lived in the desert while Buchanan’s husband, Landemalm, tried to work various agencies to have…

STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – New Ongoing Series Coming This December

Because you demanded it! Following the blockbuster finale of Darth Vader #25, the fan-favorite character begins a new journey in STAR WARS: DOCTOR APHRA #1 – the new ongoing series coming this December! From superstar writer Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader) and fan-favorite artist Kev Walker (Marvel Zombies) comes Marvel’s first ongoing series starring an original character created in the comics!

“What I wanted to do was show what makes Aphra tick,” says writer Kieron Gillen, in an interview with StarWars.com. “That’s the work I feel I’ve got to do with the character, and that kind of push and pull she has between the stuff she does, which is good and bad”.

Following her time in the clutches of Darth Vader, Doctor Aphra has barely escaped with her life. If he ever learns of her survival, he’ll hunt her to the ends of the galaxy. But for now, it’s time for a return to what she does best. With the droids 0-0-0 and BT-1 in tow, she’s off in search of rare artifacts from the galactic center to…

FUSION & UNIVISION TO DEBUT ‘HATE RISING’ DOCUMENTARY IN UNPRECEDENTED SIMULCAST ON OCTOBER 23

FUSION AND UNIVISION TO DEBUT ‘HATE RISING’ DOCUMENTARY IN UNPRECEDENTED SIMULCAST

Filmmaker Catherine Tambini’s Feature Documentary with Award-Winning Journalist Jorge Ramos to Make Television Premiere in Dual-Language Broadcasts on October 23.

FUSION and Univision today announced the feature documentary Hate Rising will make its television premiere October 23 @ 10PM during unprecedented dual-broadcasts on FUSION in English and Univision Network in Spanish. The film is directed by Emmy-nominated Catherine Tambini (The State of Arizona), reported by award-winning journalist Jorge Ramos, and produced by Univision Story House in conjunction with FUSION. Hate Rising will be released theatrically in Los Angeles on October 14 and in New York on October 21.

This timely film shows the astonishing and very concerning rise of hate in America. From the Klu Klux Klan to the so called Alt-Right movement, White Supremacist groups are growing in numbers and influence. Their ideas, usually confined …

#BRAVENEWJERSEY New Poster & Clips

New poster, clip, & stills of Director/Writer Jody Lambert's feature film debut BRAVE NEW JERSEY is here! The film will be celebrating it's World Premiere this weekend at this year's Austin Film Festival on Saturday, October 15th at 7PM at the State Theater.



The film follows a small New Jersey town in 1938 that is overcome with mass hysteria on the night of Orson Welles's legendary 1938 War of the Worlds radio broadcast, the hoax which fooled millions into believing America was being invaded by Martians. It stars Tony Hale (Arrested Development), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect), Heather Burns (Miss Congeniality), Dan Bakkedahl (Life in Pieces), Sam Jaeger (Parenthood), Mel Rodriguez (The Last Man on Earth), Erika Alexander (Last Man Standing), and Leonard Earl Howze (Barbershop).

BRAVE NEW JERSEY at Austin Film Festival
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World Premiere Screening:
Date: Saturday, October 15th
Time: 7:00PM
Location: State Theater
Talent in Attendance: Jody …

#InsidetheBucket Podcast #102

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! On this politically-charged episode ofInside the Bucket, Matt and Brandon finally pull back the drapes on this election season and promptly piss in its corner. But one can only blast that for so long, and soon they get back to the real business of bringing you up to speed on all things going on in the world of entertainment. Matt's kittens re-join the show (see them on Twitter at mfc90125), as the team delivers the freshest, ballsiest news from the week that was (mostly) covered on our websiteSANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM. Already dripping with SJF ballsy grease, the boys endeavor to discuss several items of supposed importance.

The boys discuss three news items: the first trailer for Power Rangers and John Wick: Chapter 2, as well as various news about Justice League.

But soon, the political discussion returns before the boys finally get it together to bitch and complain as they move into this week…

NERVE On Digital HD 10/11 & Blu-ray & DVD 10/25

Emma Roberts (TV’s “Scream Queens”) and Dave Franco (Now You See Me franchise) star in Nerve, the suspense-filled romantic thriller for the Millennial generation, arriving on Digital HD on October 11 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand October 25 from Lionsgate. Directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish) with a screenplay by Jessica Sharzer (TV’s “American Horror Story”), Nerve captures the phenomenon of today’s social media climate where thousands of anonymous voices can determine the future of a few individuals. The film also features cameos from social media sensations The Fat Jewish, Arielle Vandenberg and Casey Neistat.



Industrious high school senior Vee (Emma Roberts) is tired of living life on the sidelines. Pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee teams up with a sly and charming competitor (Dave Franco) for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as Vee is caught up in the thrill of …

Images From #DOCTORSTRANGE Hong Kong Fan Event

Today in Hong Kong, Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton, the stars of Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE joined director Scott Derrickson and producer Kevin Feige along with hundreds of fans to celebrate the film.



Doctor Strange,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch (“Black Mass,” “The Imitation Game”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave,” “The Martian”), Rachel McAdams (“Southpaw,” “Sherlock Holmes”) and Michael Stuhlbarg (“Steve Jobs,” “A Serious Man”) with Mads Mikkelsen (“Clash of the Titans,” “Casino Royale”) and Academy Award® winner Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel”).

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Marvel Studios’ DOCTOR STRANGE is in U.S. theaters November 4 in 3D, RealD 3d and IMAX 3D!

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Win ROE Passes To See TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN In Las Vegas

Enter for a chance to win Run Of Engagement pass to see Tyler Perry comes BOO! A MEDEA HALLOWEEN in Las Vegas.


This Halloween fear comes home. From Tyler Perry comes BOO! A MEDEA HALLOWEEN. In TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spend a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeist ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keep a watch eye on a group misbehaving teams.



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Win ROE Passes To See TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN In Phoenix

Enter for a chance to win Run Of Engagement pass to see Tyler Perry comes BOO! A MEDEA HALLOWEEN in Phoenix.


This Halloween fear comes home. From Tyler Perry comes BOO! A MEDEA HALLOWEEN. In TYLER PERRY’S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, Madea winds up in the middle of mayhem when she spend a hilarious, haunted Halloween fending off killers, paranormal poltergeist ghosts, ghouls and zombies while keep a watch eye on a group misbehaving teams.



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Release date October 21

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OPEN ROAD FILMS ACQUIRES “MIDNIGHT SUN” STARRING @bellathorne & @PSchwarzenegger

Open Road Films has acquired U.S. rights to the romantic drama MIDNIGHT SUN – starring Bella Thorne (@bellathorne; The DUFF, Boo! A Madea Halloween), Patrick Schwarzenegger (@PSchwarzenegger; Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Rob Riggle (@RobRiggle; Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life) and Quinn Shepard (Windsor) and directed by Scott Speer – and will release the film nationwide July 14, 2017.

MIDNIGHT SUN, an epic romantic drama, follows 17-year-old Katie Price (Thorne), sheltered since childhood with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Katie’s world opens up after dark when she ventures out to play her guitar for travelers. One night, she meets Charlie (Schwarzenegger) whom she has secretly admired for years. She hides her condition from him, and the two embark on a uniquely powerful romance. Rob Riggle plays Katie’s loving and compassionate father, Jack, who endeavors to give his daughter a good life.

The romantic drama is a heart-breaking, life-affirming stor…

Final Trailer For #ROGUEONE A STAR WARS STORY

A brand new trailer for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is here.



“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.


ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is in theaters December 16 in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D!

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Love & Friendship Will Premiere On Amazon Prime Video October 20th.

Beautiful, young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) visits the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and a future for her eligible but reluctant daughter, Frederica (Clark). In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy (Samuel), the rich and silly Sir James Martin (Bennett) and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely.



Starring Kate Beckinsale (Underworld, Pearl Harbor), Chloë Sevigny (Boys Don’t Cry, Big Love), Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Fury), Emma Greenwell (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Shameless) and Tom Bennett (Mascots, PhoneShop)

Directed and written by Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, The Last Days of Disco)



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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See AMERICAN PASTORAL In Tempe

Enter for a chance to see AMERICAN PASTORAL on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 PM in Tempe.


Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning Philip Roth novel, AMERICAN PASTORAL follows an all American family across several decades, as their idyllic existence is shattered by social and political turmoil that will change the fabric of American culture forever. Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Beginners) makes his directorial debut and stars as Seymour “Swede” Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married toDawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of committing a violent act, Swede dedicates himself to finding her and reuniting his family. What he discovers shakes him to the core, forcing him to look beneath the surface and confront the chaos that is shaping the modern world around him: no American family will ever be the same.

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #DENIAL In LAS VEGAS

Enter for a chance to see DENIAL on Thursday, October 20 at 7:00 PM in LAS VEGAS.

Based on the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Academy Award® winner Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (BAFTA nominee Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team led by Richard Rampton (Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson), to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred.
Denial is directed by Emmy Award® winner Mick Jackson (“Temple Grandin") and adapted for the screen by BAFTA and Academy Award® nominated writer David Hare (The Reader). Producers are Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff.



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New Poster & Trailer Announcement For ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Director Gareth Edwards just debuted a brand new poster for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY on The Star Wars Show and revealed that a brand new trailer will debut tomorrow morning. The trailer will air first on Good Morning America

From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin …

First Look At Amber Heard As Mera From The Upcoming Justice League Film

We've seen several images of the main heroes in Justice League, but thus far Mera, queen of Atlantis (played by Amber Heard), has been more of a mystery. That changes today, as IGN has nabbed a look at the queen as she appears in the movie, along with a costume sketch and concept art that show how her look evolved.

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Mera in the comic book love interest of Jason Momoa's Aquaman and the ruler of Atlantis (or future queen in some titles). She first appeared in the DC canon in 1963 and she has powers of her own, including the ability to control water. What she'll be doing in the movie is anyone's guess at this point, but she's Aquaman's wife and will be part of the action.

Justice League recently wrapped shooting in London, and director Zack Snyder is currently in post-production to get the film ready for its 17 November, 2017 release date.

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IMAGES FROM THE @JackReacher NEVER GO BACK CHINA TOUR & BEIJING SCREENING

Here are images of Tom Cruise, Cobie Smulders and Director Edward Zwick’s as they visit to Forbidden City and the Fan Screening for JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK on October 11, 2016 in Beijing, China.


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