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Movie Review: The Snowman

Blu-Ray Review: Mr. Church

Eddie Murphy drama is about as enjoyable as church.
Review by Brandon Wolfe and Matt Cummings
Eddie Murphy has defined himself by his innate laziness for so long—decades now—that any faint whiff of ambition he exudes has become cause for celebration. Murphy has squandered his immense talent on cut-rate comedies and kid movies almost without reprieve for about twenty years now, leaving that electric performer from the ‘80s a dim memory. After his last misfire, 2012’s woebegone bomb A Thousand Words, Murphy entered into a long hiatus from acting. The hope then became that he would eventually reemerge as the Eddie Murphy of old, reinvested and committed in ways that have eluded him for so long, his tenure sleepwalking through paycheck movies at a close.

What Murphy came back with is Mr. Church, a low-key drama. Drama is fine. While Murphy being funny again is the ultimate goal, seeing him making any kind of effort is laudable, and it isn’t as though he has nothing to offer in a dramatic…

Movie Review: #BLEEDFORTHIS

This ain't no Rocky!
Rama is back.

The problem with BLEED FOR THIS is that the true story behind it is way more fascinating than the film itself which unfortunately doesn’t get to be anything more than mundane. After having seen countless other comeback underdog themed films in the past, BLEED FOR THIS just seems so uninspired.

Miles Teller plays Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a boxer who shot to stardom after winning 2 world title fights. He’s at the top of his game. But a near fatal car crash leaves him with spinal injury so bad the doctors think he may never walk again. But with the help of stubbornness and his trainer, Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart), Vinny proves everybody wrong and not only does he get to walk again, he ultimately returns to the ring and reclaims his title belt. It’s been deemed as one of the most incredible comebacks in sports history.

As I said earlier, the true story of Vinny and how he defied all odds is fascinating, I mean the guy actually had metal…

Emilia Clarke Joins the Han Solo Stand-Alone Film

Emilia Clarke is heading to a galaxy far, far away -- and she's going to meet Han and Chewie.

StarWars.com is excited to announce that Clarke, known for her stirring portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, will join the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. Clarke's role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures.

Clarke joins Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover — previously cast as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively — in the highly-anticipated film, which is set prior to the original Star Wars trilogy.

The untitled Han Solo movie, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is set for release in 2018.

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Official Trailer For Justice League Dark

Dark Universe, exploring the supernatural side of DC Comics, is in development as a feature by director Doug Liman, but fans will get their first look at some of its potential team members with the animated film Justice League Dark, being released on Blu-ray and for digital download in early 2017. And which just happens to be the recipient of a new trailer.



Over the course of the film, Batman (voiced by Jason O’Mara) is drawn into the world of the occult by Deadman (Nicholas Turturro), which in turn leads him to the likes of Jason Blood/Etrigan (Ray Chase), Felix Faust (Enrico Colantoni), Zatanna (Camilla Luddington), Destiny (Alfred Molina) and John Constantine (Matt Ryan, reprising his role from the live action Constantine series).

Director Jay Oliva, who also directed the two-part animated adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns, feels that the strength of Justice League Dark is that they’re dealing with a different kind of team than fans might be used to, particularly in terms of ge…

Movie Review: LOVING Uplifting, Beautiful, & Heartfelt. #ThisIsLoving

LOVING is an uplifting, important film that will be cherished for generations. Both Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga disappear in their characters, among the most deeply-affecting performances this year. And writer/director Jeff Nichols once again proves his storytelling prowess.

Rama is back again.

Based on the true story of interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving who were punished by law and ultimately banished from their hometown for getting married. They spent the next nine years fighting for their right to raise their family there. It’s a case that went all the way to the supreme court and resulted in the landmark civil rights decision invalidating any laws that prohibit interracial marriage.

What I’ve always admired about writer/director Jeff Nichols is that he’s more interested in the human factor. Even when his film could be about mystery adventure like “Midnight Special,” the focus remains centered around how two or three characters affect each other. The same goes with LOV…

Movie Review: THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN does for this generation what John Hughes’ movies did for the ‘80s and what “She’s All That” did for the ‘90s

RAMA comes through with another great review.


THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN does for this generation what John Hughes’ movies did for the ‘80s and what “She’s All That” did for the ‘90s. This movie is so funny, you may end up rolling on the floor literally. Hailee Steinfeld nails those awkward teenage years spot on. And so clear your plans this weekend to make room for THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN

THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN marks the feature directorial debut of writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig who superbly wrote this wonderful hilarious coming-of-age story that’s candid and unadulterated. Hailee Steinfeld plays high school junior named Nadine who’s already having a hard time with awkwardness and fitting in but things get even tougher when her best friend, Krista (Haley Lu Richardson) starts dating her older brother, Darian (Blake Jenner). Feeling more alone than ever, Nadi…

New Trailer & Posters For Kong: Skull Island

In the 1970s, a team of explorers and soldiers are brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they are crossing into the domain of the mythical giant gorilla known as Kong.



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La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Available Now For Pre-Order

OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK TO UPCOMING ORIGINAL MUSICAL FILM LA LA LAND IS AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY

SOUNDTRACK TO LIONSGATE FILM, STARRING RYAN GOSLING AND EMMA STONE, DUE FROM INTERSCOPE RECORDS ON DECEMBER 9TH

THOSE WHO PRE-ORDER WILL RECEIVE INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF “CITY OF STARS,” SUNG BY GOSLING AND STONE

La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — which features songs from Lionsgate’s upcoming original musical, La La Land, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling — is now available for pre-order via all digital retailersHERE. The album is due from Interscope Records on December 9th, the same day the film opens with a limited engagement. Those who pre-order the soundtrack album will receive an instant download of “City of Stars,” which is sung by Gosling and Stone. Listen HERE. Songs on the soundtrack were written by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The album was produced by Justin Hurwitz, Marius de Vries and Steven Gizicki.

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Official trailer of the #TheZookeepersWife

The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of “The Broken Circle Breakdown”), have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck (Daniel Brühl of “Captain America: Civil War”). To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.



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#Transformers IMAX Featurette

Here's an inside look celebrating IMAX and Transformers' 10-year relationship.



Transformers: The Last Knight is a film based on the Transformers toy line. It is the fifth installment of the live-action Transformers film series and a direct sequel to 2014's Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film is directed by Michael Bay, with Mark Wahlberg and Stanley Tucci reprising their roles from Age of Extinction, alongside Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro from the first three films. This will be the fifth and final Transformers film to be directed by Bay.

Transformers: The Last Knight opens June 23, 2017

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See MAN DOWN In PHOENIX

Enter for a chance to see MAN DOWN on November 29 at 7:00 PM in PHOENIX.


When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend Devin Roberts (Jai Courtney), a hardnosed Marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, he searches desperately for the whereabouts of his estranged son, Johnathan (Charlie Shotwell), and wife, Natalie (Kate Mara). In their search, the two intercept Charles (Clifton Collins Jr.), a man carrying vital information about the whereabouts of Gabriel’s family. As we revisit the past, we are guided in unraveling the puzzle of Gabriel's experience and what will eventually lead us to finding his family. The psychological suspense thriller, MAN DOWN also stars Gary Oldman.



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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #BLEEDFORTHIS In Las Vegas @Miles_Teller & @5XPAZ Will Be There

Enter for a chance to see BLEED FOR THIS on November 17 at 8:00 PM in Las Vegas.

This is a red carpet screening with Miles Teller and Vinny Paz.

BLEED FOR THIS is the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Miles Teller (Whiplash, Divergent) stars as Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Pazienza, a local Providence boxer who shot to stardom after winning two world title fights. After a near-fatal car accident leaves Vinny with a severed spine, he is told he may never walk again. Against all odds and doctor’s orders, renowned trainer Kevin Rooney (Aaron Eckhart) agrees to help Vinny return to the ring just a year after the accident for what could be the last fight of his life.



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New Trailer & Poster For MONSTER TRUCKS

Friends come in all shapes and sizes. Meet Creech.

Looking for any way to get away from the life and town he was born into, Tripp (Lucas Till), a high school senior, builds a Monster Truck from bits and pieces of scrapped cars. After an accident at a nearby oil-drilling site displaces a strange and subterranean creature with a taste and a talent for speed, Tripp may have just found the key to getting out of town and a most unlikely friend.



Melding cutting edge visual effects and state-of-the-art CGI, Monster Trucks is an action filled adventure for the whole family that will keep you on the edge of your seat and ultimately touch your heart.

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Dr. Who Returns This Christmas With The Return of Doctor Mysterio

BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events team up to bring the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” to approx. 420 cinemas nationwide for two nights only, Tuesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 29, at 7pm local time. The event will include the full 60-minute special - which airs on BBC AMERICA on Christmas Day - plus two exclusive bonus features, A New Kind of Superhero, giving a special inside look at Doctor Who’s concept of a modern superhero, and a special Christmas Doctor Who Extra, showing the making of this year’s special, with appearances by stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, and showrunner and executive producer Steven Moffat.

EVENT TO FEATURE EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT: A NEW KIND OF SUPERHERO & DOCTOR WHO EXTRA

BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events announce their last theatrical event of 2016, the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, in movie theaters nationwide for two nights only on Tuesday, Decemb…

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY New Featurette

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



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.

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Blu-ray Review: @BadMoms

Bad Moms is a naughty, nasty, raunchfest that doesn't quite deliver on Blu-ray.
Review by Matt Cummings
As we headed into the home stretch for the Summer 2016 box office, one thing was abundantly clear: it was the worst in terms of quality releases as far back as I've been writing about it. Luckily, Bad Moms arrived to make that 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. Sadly, the home release doesn't fare as well, displaying good audio, decent video, and a disappointing lack of extras.

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 …

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See BAD SANTA 2 In LAS VEGAS

Enter for a chance to see BAD SANTA 2 on November 12 at 7:00 PM in LAS VEGAS.



BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award®-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (TONY COX), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid' - chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (BRETT KELLY), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner KATHY BATES, as Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, the charity director with a heart of g…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See BAD SANTA 2 In ALBUQUERQUE

Enter for a chance to see BAD SANTA 2 on November 12 at 7:00 PM in ALBUQUERQUE.



BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award®-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (TONY COX), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid' - chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (BRETT KELLY), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner KATHY BATES, as Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, the charity director with a heart of…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See BAD SANTA 2 In PHOENIX

Enter for a chance to see BAD SANTA 2 on November 12 at 7:00 PM in PHOENIX.



BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award®-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus (TONY COX), to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is 'the kid' - chubby and cheery Thurman Merman (BRETT KELLY), a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Academy Award®, Golden Globe and Emmy-winner KATHY BATES, as Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke. A super butch super bitch, Sunny raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior. Willie is further burdened by lusting after the curvaceous and prim Diane, played by Emmy Award-nominee CHRISTINA HENDRICKS, the charity director with a heart of gol…

Steve Carell In Talks To Star In Minecraft

Variety is reporting Warner Bros. is getting close to making the first big casting for its “Minecraft” movie: Steve Carell.

Carell is in talks to join the ensemble of the studio’s big-screen adaptation of the popular video game. Rob McElhenney is on board to direct the pic. McElhenney also penned the latest draft with “Wonder Woman” scribe Jason Fuchs.

Warner Bros. had no comment on the casting.

Warner Bros. acquired film rights to the video game franchise in February from Swedish developer Mojang AB and set up the project with Roy Lee through his Vertigo Entertainment production company, along with Jill Messick (“Mean Girls”).

The game, which debuted in 2009, allows players to create their own avatars and build an environment using textured cubes in a 3D world as they battle nocturnal monsters. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including survival mode, creative mode, and adventure mode.

The movie is set to bow on May 25, 2019

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New Clips From #ALLIED

ALLIED” is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.



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COME AND FIND ME Starring @aaronpaul_8 On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD January 17

Aaron Paul gets caught in the dangerous criminal underworld as he searches for his missing girlfriend in the gritty crime thriller Come and Find Me, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD January 17 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. From director Zack Whedon, this white-knuckle thrill ride also stars Annabelle Wallis.



Aaron Paul gets caught in the dangerous criminal underworld as he searches for his missing girlfriend in the gritty crime thriller Come and Find Me, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD January 17 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. From director Zack Whedon, this white-knuckle thrill ride also stars Annabelle Wallis. Come and Find Me will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

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David and Claire’s idyllic relationship comes to an abrupt and mysterious end after Claire disappears without a trace. Devastated b…

A KIND OF MURDER Trailer & Poster Starring @JessicaBiel & @patrickwilson73

In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman.



Magnolia Pictures will release A KIND OF MURDER in theaters and OnDemand December 16

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I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO Teaser Trailer

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.




Magnolia Pictures will release I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO in theaters February 3, 2017

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only thirty completed pages of this manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radi…

@YoshikiOfficial Of @xjapanofficial Will Make His Carnegie Hall Debut With The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra In January

YOSHIKI: Joins Rock Legends and is Honored with Historic "ASIAN ICON AWARD" And Classical Piano Performance At the Annual CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS SHOW.

DRAFTHOUSE FILMS 'WE ARE X' the Critically Acclaimed Documentary on the rock group X JAPAN Expands Nationally


YOSHIKI Will Make His Classical Carnegie Hall Debut with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13 at Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage in New York
Tickets: (here)

X JAPAN leader YOSHIKI performed at the "CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS" held at Ryogoku Kokugikan this past Friday, November 11. YOSHIKI opened the prestigious annual award show--hosted by the UK-based magazine Classic Rock--with a striking classical piano performance. Later that night, YOSHIKI made history by becoming the first-ever artist to be honored with the "ASIAN ICON AWARD." Based at the venerable "Roundhouse" venue in London, the CLASSIC ROCK AWARDS are widely recognized by …

SAILOR MOON R: THE MOVIE U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE IN JANUARY

VIZ MEDIA, IN ASSOCIATION WITH TOEI AND ELEVEN ARTS, ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE
SAILOR MOON R: THE MOVIE U.S. THEATRICAL PREMIERE

First Feature Film Of The Legendary Anime Series Makes A Big Screen Premiere With A Celebrated English Voice Cast In Over 300 Theaters Across The U.S. In January!



 Toei Animation Inc. and VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, teams with Los Angeles-based film distribution company, ELEVEN ARTS, to present the U.S. premiere of SAILOR MOON R: THE MOVIE in a series of special limited engagements in late January at more than 300 theaters across the U.S.

The exclusive event also features the North American theatrical debut of the original SAILOR MOON short, MAKE UP! SAILOR GUARDIANS.

Screenings will be offered English dubbed, with select screenings in Japanese with English subtitles (please check theaters for info). A special SAILOR MOON bonus gift will be given to ticket…

#Moana Premiere Images

Last night, filmmakers, voice talent and special guests sailed down the blue carpet for the World Premiere of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana.” The movie introduces adventurous teenager Moana, whose connection to the ocean ignites a journey of a lifetime. The world premiere was part of the lineup for AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi. Moana is in U.S. theaters November 23, 2016.

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