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Incredibles 2 All-New Teaser Trailer, Poster & Image

Movie Review: #AssassinsCreed Huge Let Down!

Huge let down!
Rama returns.

Assassins Creed Movie has so much potential, it’s got a cool concept, badass fights, exciting chase scenes, even though parkour was so ten years ago, I’m diggin’ the style as well, but halfway through, the story starts to crumble, and it ultimately becomes just as poorly-scripted as any other game-based movies we’ve seen so far. Such a shame,.. I really thought this would be the one to break the long streak.

Michael Fassbender is a death row inmate named Callum Lynch about to be executed when he then wakes up in a facility that, through a revolutionary technology called animus, tries to unlock his genetic memories, to make him be one with his ancestor, Aguilar, a member of a secret assassins society in 15th Century Spain. They have vast knowledge and incredible skills and their mission is to stop the powerful Templar organization from obtaining the Apple of Eden which is said to contain mankind’s origin of free will.

I’m not going to lie to you, there are s…

Movie Review: WHY HIM? Hilarious & Brutally Blunt

James Franco unfiltered
Rama is back again.

WHY HIM? is hilarious and brutally blunt. One of the most entertaining R-rated comedies I’ve seen in recent years. You have got to see James Franco in this film, his character’s got tons of unexpected F-bombs and he plays it like a teenage kid in a candy store.

Written by Ian Helfer and directed by John Hamburg, Bryan Cranston plays an overprotective but loving dad named Ned whose printing business is on the brink of failing. He brings his family to visit his daughter at Stanford where he meets her well-intentioned but socially awkward internet billionnaire boyfriend, Laird, played by James Franco. Of all the men in the world, Ned wonders why his daughter had to go with this Laird fella.

I think what makes WHY HIM? effective is Franco’s unfiltered performance, there’s something so disarming and appealing about a man who’s eccentric and brutally honest. You can tell Franco is just having a blast playing this character because he probably just h…

Movie Review: #SingMovie Joyous, Wonderful & Affirming

Joyous, wonderful and affirming
Rama has done it again

SING pleasantly surprises me. This is one of those cases in which the trailers and previews don’t really quite do the movie justice but that’s a good thing because you are in for a treat. SING is joyous, wonderful and affirming. A must-see for the entire family.

Written and co-directed by Garth Jennings (“Son of Rambow”), the story is essentially about a dapper Koala named Buster Moon, voiced by Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, who has one final chance to restore his once grand theater that has fallen on hard times to its former glory by producing a singing competition. Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, everyone around Buster thinks he’s delusional, that the theater is no longer worth saving, that it’s time for him to let go and move on. But Buster persists and so five lead contestants emerge for this competition. A smooth con-artist jazz mouse named Mike (Seth MacFarlane), a shy elephant with an incredib…

A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS Announced For 2017

STX Entertainment is fast-tracking A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, a new film from writer/directors Jon Lucas & Scott Moore that will reunite stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn and be ready to release in time for the holidays next year, it was announced today by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group, and Oren Aviv, President and Chief Content Officer for the STX Entertainment Motion Picture Group. The film will be produced by Suzanne Todd and executive produced by Bill Block.

Produced for $20 million, BAD MOMS took in more than $180 million worldwide when it was released earlier this year. In A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, the under-appreciated and over-burdened sisterhood must deal with the stresses of the most wonderful time of year as their own mothers visit for the holidays.

A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS will be released by STX Entertainment on November 3, 2017.

Written and directed by Jon Lucas & Scott Moore, the gratefully married writers behind the com…

THE LOST CITY OF Z Teaser Trailer

Amazon Studios and Bleecker Street will release THE LOST CITY OF Z in Los Angeles and New York April 14 and in Theaters Nationwide April 21



Based on author David Grann’s nonfiction bestseller, THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett – supported by his devoted wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) – returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925. An epically scaled tale of courage and obsession, told in James Gray’s classic filmmaking
style, THE LOST CITY OF Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To An Advance Screening For SILENCE In Las Vegas

Enter for a chance to see SILENCE on January 10 at 7:00 PM in LAS VEGAS.

Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director's 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life.



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Release date-January 13

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Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To An Advance Screening For SILENCE In Phoenix

Enter for a chance to see SILENCE on January 3 at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.

Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) – at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. The celebrated director's 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life.



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Release date-January 6

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Alex Timbers In Talks To Direct "Cruella" Starring Emma Stone

Deadline is reporting The latest twist in the Alex Timbers/Disney saga is news that the acclaimed Broadway director/writer and co-creator of Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle is negotiating to direct Cruella at Disney. Emma Stone, who received both a Golden Globe and SAG nomination this week for her role in La La Land, has been attached for a while in the live-action re-imagining of the villain’s tale from the children’s classic 101 Dalmatians.

The studio wants to start production on the origin story of Cruella De Vil early next year from the most recent script, penned by Jez Butterworth. The feature is to be produced by Andrew Gunn and Marc Platt.

This news about Timbers, a two-time Tony nominated writer and director and artistic director of Les Freres Corbusie, comes after he and Disney parted ways last summer over the Broadway-bound adaptation of Frozen — a project he was to direct. Cruella keeps Timbers in the Disney fold, at least on the West Coast side.

Timbers hasn’t wanted for wor…

Giveaway:Hollywood Movie Money To See COLLATERAL BEAUTY

Enter for a chance to win Hollywood Movie Money to see COLLATERAL BEAUTY.

When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront the truth in surprising and profoundly human ways. From Oscar-winning director David Frankel, this thought-provoking drama explores how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of beauty, and how the constants of love, time and death interlock in a life fully lived.



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Box Office 2016 Winners & Loser

Who won and who lost at the box office this year?

Regardless of your political persuasion, 2016 was a year of tumult and uncertainty. At least the movies gave us an occasional break from the headlines. Feel-good animated films triumphed at the box office this year, with Finding Dory at No. 1, while superheroes found a darker groove (the hard-R comedy Deadpool, the villain-driven Suicide Squad) and familiar franchises — Harry Potter, Star Wars — put down new roots. Before we toast the arrival of 2017, here’s a list of the biggest box-office winners and losers of 2016.


WINNER: The Wonderful World of Disney
Mickey Mouse had a good year. Five of the studio’s divisions (Disney, Marvel Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Animation, and Lucasfilm) managed to crack 2016’s list of highest-grossing films, with Finding Dory at No. 1 with $486 million, Captain America: Civil War at No. 2 with $408 million, and The Jungle Book, Deadpool, Doctor Strange, Moana, and Rogue One all delivering…

Liam Neeson Reads The First Chapter Of Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls

A visually spectacular and unabashedly emotional drama from director J.A. Bayona (“The Impossible”). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). His father (Toby Kebbell) has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (portrayed by Liam Neeson in performance-capture and voiceover) appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality.



Catch A MONSTER CALLS in Los Angeles and New York THIS FRIDAY December 23rd
The film will expand nationwide on January 6th, 2017

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New Clip From Guillermo del Toro's #Trollhunters

In celebration of Guillermo del Toro's must-see series DreamWorks Trollhunters coming to Netflix on Friday, December 23rd.



From the limitless imagination of acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes a tale of two worlds set to collide in the epic saga DreamWorks Trollhunters. When ordinary teenager Jim Lake Jr. stumbles upon a mystical amulet on his way to school one morning, he inadvertently discovers an extraordinary secret civilization of mighty trolls beneath his small town of Arcadia. Suddenly destined to play a crucial role in an ancient battle of good and evil, Jim is determined to save the world – right after gym class. A must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the globe into the rich and creative world of this all-new Netflix original series, premiering worldwide December 23, 2016.

Voice talent includes Kelsey Grammer (“The Simpsons,” X-Men: The Last Stand), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, “Adventure Time”), Ste…

Viola Davis Asks "What About Me?" In New #FencesMovie Clip

FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sidney. The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington and Todd Black.




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Giveaway: La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Thanks to Interscope Records we have 5 copies of the La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to giveaway to some lucky fans.

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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Movie Review: #Passengers

The Sci-Fi/disaster flick Passengers is lost in space.
Review by Matt Cummings
If the Science-Fiction themes present in this year's amazing Arrival were either too much to handle or too boring for you, count on the much sexier Passengers to placate. However, if you've come expecting an effective character drama with high human stakes set to a Science-Fiction groove (basically Arrival), you're in for a disaster-in-space-sized surprise.

The Earth starship Avalon is on course for Homestead II, a colony planet that offers a cheap alternative to the high prices and congestion of Earth. Aboard the vessel, 5,000 colonists and 255 shipmates sleep in cryogenic capsules outfitted for the 120-year sleep to their new home. But when an asteroid storm damages the Avalon, critical systems begin to fail along with those cryo-tubes, opening the single chamber of engineer Jim Preston (Chris Pratt). When he realizes that he's the only person who's been awakened (and has 90 year…

#ROCKDOG Trailer & Poster

Follow Bodi (Wilson) as he chases his passion for music all the way to the front door of rock idol Angus Scattergood (Izzard) in the exciting new animated family comedy from the Academy Award® nominated writer-director of SURF'S UP and co-director of TOY STORY 2.

Dream big with Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Kenan Thompson, and Mae Whitman in the new trailer for ROCK DOG!



Bring the entire family to join in on the fun with this stellar cast when ROCK DOG arrives in theaters February 24th, 2017!

For the Tibetan Mastiffs living on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff: Guard a peaceful village of wool-making sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux (Lewis Black) and his rabid pack. To avoid distractions, Mastiff leader Khampa (J.K. Simmons) forbids all music from the mountain. But when Khampa's son Bodi (Luke Wilson) discovers a radio dropped by a passing airplane, it takes just a few guitar licks for his fate to be sealed: Bodi wants to be a rock &…

New #CureForWellness Trailer

Gore Verbinski’s upcoming film, A CURE FOR WELLNESS has been released. An ambitious young executive (Dane DeHaan) is sent to an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center.” He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. His sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure.



An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company’s CEO from an idyllic but mysterious “wellness center” at a remote location in the Swiss Alps. He soon suspects that the spa’s miraculous treatments are not what they seem. When he begins to unravel its terrifying secrets, his sanity is tested, as he finds himself diagnosed with the same curious illness that keeps all the guests here longing for the cure. From Gore Verbinski, the visionary director of THE RING, comes the new psychological thriller, A CURE FOR WELLNESS.

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#GLEASON Will Premiere On Amazon Prime Video On December 29

Amazon Studios today announced that the Amazon Original Movie Gleason will be available through Amazon Prime Video at no additional cost to Prime members on December 29. The acclaimed film is among 15 documentaries shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award for Best Documentary, was nominated for Five Broadcast Film Critic’s Awards and was included among The National Board of Review’s Top Five Documentaries of the Year. Gleason is directed by Clay Tweel (Finders Keepers) and features for New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, his wife Michel Varisco and Steve’s former teammate and best friend Scott Fujita (The Lightkeepers, FOX NFL Kickoff). The film is produced by Fujita, Kimi Culp (Oprah’s Master Class), Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief), Mary Rohlich (Four Christmases, The Goldbergs) and Kevin Lake (The Singing Detective, Paparazzi).


Gleason made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically on July 29, 2016 to an overwhelmingly posi…

HACKSAW RIDGE On Digital HD February 7 & 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack February 21

From director Mel Gibson, the Golden Globe-nominated HACKSAW RIDGE arrives on Digital HD on February 7 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand February 21 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

Based in the incredible true story of one man’s faith, strength and courage during one of the bloodiest battles of WWII, the Golden Globe®-nominated Hacksaw Ridge arrives on Digital HD on February 7 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand February 21 from Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE Company. From Academy Award®-winning director Mel Gibson (Best Picture, Braveheart, 1995), with screenplay by Robert Schenkkan (The Quiet American) and Andrew Knight (The Water Diviner), Hacksaw Ridge features breathtaking visual effects and stunning production design and has been nominated for three Golden Globes®: Best Picture – Drama, Best Dir…

New Look At K-2SO From #ROGUEONE

A new behind-the-scenes look at K-2SO from ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story.



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New Trailer For PATRIOTS DAY

An account of the Boston Marathon bombing, PATRIOTS DAY is the powerful story of a community’s courage in the face of adversity.

In the aftermath of an unspeakable attack, Police Sergeant Tommy Saunders (Mark Wahlberg) joins courageous survivors, first responders and investigators in a race against the clock to hunt down the bombers before they strike again. Weaving together the stories of Special Agent Richard Deslauriers (Kevin Bacon), Police Commissioner Ed Davis (John Goodman), Sergeant Jeffrey Pugliese (J.K. Simmons) and nurse Carol Saunders (Michelle Monaghan) this visceral and unflinching chronicle captures the suspense of one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history and celebrates the strength of the people of Boston.



PATRIOTS DAY will open in Boston, New York, and Los Angeles THIS WEDNESDAY, December 21, 2016.

The film will open nationwide on January 13, 2017

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THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TO HIT INDUSTRY-FIRST $7 BILLION AT GLOBAL BOX OFFICE

The Walt Disney Studios will become the first studio ever to reach the $7 billion threshold at the global box office, setting a new industry record. With a powerful $290 million global debut for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Disney’s year-to-date grosses are $6,988.3 million from Jan. 1 through Dec. 18, 2016, including $2,700.4 million domestically, also an industry record, and $4,287.9 million internationally, a Disney record.

These phenomenal box office results are driven by films from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm, representing the first time that all five of these world-class brands have released films in the same calendar year.

“This historic achievement is possible because all of our film studios are bringing their absolute best to the table, telling great stories of all kinds that resonate with audiences across borders, gender, and generations,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “These films work …

#JohnWick2 Trailer & New Poster

In this next chapter following the 2014 hit, legendary hitman John Wick [Keanu Reeves] is forced back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.




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#BladeRunner 2049 Trailer Starring Ryan Gosling & Harrison Ford

Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.



#BladeRunner 2049, starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto
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Movie Review: #LaLaLand

The beautiful, sweet, and hopeful La La Land is also clever and absolutely absorbing.
Review by Matt Cummings
There's a moment near the end of Damien Chazelle's musical La La Land where we learn the bitter price that sometimes comes with Hollywood fame, as if life itself can separate even genuine love when dreams get in the way. That uncommon theme is brilliantly portrayed here, prodding its audience through song and dance to take an unrestrained and thoroughly enjoyable journey through what can only be described as the nightmare that makes up the Hollywood System.

For jazz pianist Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), the dream of owning an old-school jazz club is assaulted daily as he's forced to plink out holiday music at a darkened restaurant, all while the meany boss (JK Simmons) reminds him to keep the jazz riffs outside. When Sebastian strays too far outside the lines, he's fired but not before the struggling actress/barista Mia (Emma Stone) catches his playing while wa…

#InsidetheBucket Podcast #107

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! On this pre-Christmas edition of Inside the Bucket, Matt is joined by Brandon and (eventually) Sandwich John to give you all this week's movie and television news and reviews from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM. The boys bring every bit of their greasy, ballsy attitude to discuss several items of supposed importance.

Things start off with a review of this week's movie news, including our thoughts about the recent title changes for Godzilla 2 and Pacific Rim 2, our reaction to the Dunkirk and The Fate of the Furious trailers, and news about David Ayers' Gotham City Sirens.

They also break down how Rogue One performed at the box office, as CollateralBeauty also premieres. The boys also discuss movies and television shows hitting Blu-ray this week.

After a Christmas cookie break, it's headlong into Rants and Raves, where Brandon and Matt bitch and gripe about all the things they'…