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THE WOMAN IN BLACK Movie Review By: RAMA Did the THE WOMAN IN BLACK scare the pants off of RAMA ? Make sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter . THE WOMAN IN BLACK is a mildly entertaining horror film that rides heavily on the popularity of Daniel Radcliff . It’s going to make a lot of money at the box office, not because it’s attended by genuine horror fans but because it’s attended by Harry Potter fans. But that doesn’t necessarily mean a bad thing. Some aspects about THE WOMAN IN BLACK does work, it has enough fright to keep you alert. But the concept is nothing new and the ending is too convenient… Arthur Kipps ( Daniel Radcliffe ), a widowed lawyer whose grief has put his career in jeopardy, is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric. But upon his arrival, it soon becomes clear that everyone in the town is keeping a deadly secret. Although the townspeople try to keep Kipps from learning their tragic history, he soon discovers

Nine Secrets You Need To Know About The Hunger Games

The first of four parts in Suzanne Collins' massively popular three-book series The Hunger Games , about two dozen children randomly chosen to compete for survival, opens March 23 on more than 4,000 screens across the country (as with Twilight and Harry Potter, the final book will be split into two films). The film's reception could determine whether its stars — Jennifer Lawrence , 21; Josh Hutcherson , 19; and Liam Hemsworth , 22 — ascend to Kristen Stewart-Robert Pattinson-Taylor Lautner superstardom and fill the gap opening as Twilight heads toward its final chapter. For Lionsgate, which has struggled recently at the box office (Abduction, Conan the Barbarian), Games is its first major test since acquiring Summit Entertainment, the studio behind The Twilight Saga franchise, in January — a move that yokes together execs responsible for the most recent youth phenomenon with those hoping to launch the next. Games’ success could impact the future of many at Lionsgate, all ea

Emma Watson Your Voice In My Head

Warner Bros is negotiating to acquire Your Voice in My Head , the Emma Forrest -scripted drama based on the scribe’s memoir that is expected to be the next film by director David Yates . The film is shaping up to be a Harry Potter reunion. Yates is in discussions with Emma Watson to star in the role of a young woman who attempts suicide before being saved by a New York-based psychiatrist who’s dying of cancer. Watson and Yates worked together on the last four Harry Potter films. Warner Bros has made it a priority to get right back in business with Yates. The studio offered him its script Imitation Game, but Yates didn’t bite and the studio is putting together a list of directors I’m told includes Ralph Fiennes and Bryan Singer. As for the lead male role in Your Voice in My Head, the studio is aiming high, with names like Tom Hanks and George Clooney in the mix. Yates is expected to make this film before he does A Reliable Wife at Sony. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Deadline

THE ENGLISH BEAT Performing In LA On February 11th

Two-Tone ska legends THE ENGLISH BEAT will be performing at 142 Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley on Saturday February 11th . In addition to their timeless classics, they'll be playing some new songs off of their forthcoming album.. This isn’t just any ska band, English Beat is THE ska band! They’re one of the earliest and most important ska revivalist groups. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of their debut I Just Can't Stop It . Their irresistible blend of ska, punk, and reggae has made them undeniable stars. A few of their chart-topping hits include: “ Save It For Later ”, “ Mirror in the Bathroom ”, “ I Confess ”, and of course General Public’s “ Tenderness ”. Information on how to get tickets after the Jump... 02.11.12 - SATURDAY 142 Throckmorton Theatre 142 Throckmorton Ave. Mill Valley, CA 94941 415.383.9611 All Ages Doors: 7pm Admission: $25 GA Please Leave A Comment-


BACK WITH TWICE THE TERROR AND TWICE THE SCARES AFTER DARK ORIGINALS 2 IN THEATERS 2012. First came 8 FILMS TO DIE FOR , then AFTER DARK ORIGINALS , now the #1 Horror Brand in the World is proud to announce the second installment in the AFTER DARK ORIGINALS series (ADO2), and it’s first film from this series, DARK CIRCLES See exclusive stills from DARK CIRLCES by going to . With the success of the After Dark Films Horrorfest "8 Films To Die For" brand, and the unanimous success of the first installment of After Dark Originals (ADO), ADF, in conjunction with Lionsgate and IM Global, is proud to announce that they will be bringing another set of 8 terrorizing films to theaters in 2012 -- After Dark Originals 2 (ADO2). “We’re very proud of this new line of horror films and DARK CIRCLES is the perfect film to set the tone for our ‘newest brand of fear’.” - Courtney Solomon, CEO of After Dark Films After Dark Fil

The Double Blu-Ray Review By: Matt C

The Double Blu-Ray Review By: Matt C I want to welcome Matt back with another DVD review he has provide us. Matt will become a regular on the site, so welcome him with open arms. Matt is also going to start and provide us with movie reviews for the site. With the release of The Double this month on Blu-ray, one might wonder if the spy thriller genre has been oversaturated. Afterall, how could an independently-financed project with screenwriters Michael Brandt and Derek Haas (3:10 to Yuma and Wanted) penning and directing, be considered anything other than an over-blown version of 24? The answer might exist in the history of this genre. Throughout the 70’s-80’s, we saw few memorable attempts on television, like Airwolf and The Equalizer. But these masterpieces were few and far between. Instead, we were fed a steady diet of cheesy Bond flicks, with plot lines so thick you need a Q’s worth of plastiques just to get to the real plot. In the post-9/11 world, these western-style

MIRROR MIRROR International Posters

Today we got our hands on two new international poster for MIRROR MIRROR . Oscar®-winner Julia Roberts and breakout star Lily Collins (The Blind Side), an evil Queen ( Roberts ) steals control of a kingdom, and an exiled princess (Collins) enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as the object of their affection, Prince Andrew Alcott, and Nathan Lane (The Birdcage) as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen. Mirror Mirror Trailer Has Appeared- See both posters after the Jump... Release: March 30, 2012 Director: Tarsem Singh Writers: Melisa Wallack, Jason Keller Cast: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane, Mare Winningham, Michael Lerner, Robert Emms, Sean Bean This spectacular reimagining of the classic fairy tale stars O


CHRONICLE Movie Review By: RAMA What did RAMA think of CHRONICLE. Make sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter . I’ve got two words for CHRONICLE: Super Cool! What a fantastic film! So much fun! The three characters on the screen havin’ a blast with their superpowers and we the audience get to have a blast with them, CHRONICLE is that engaging! I’m not too crazy about found footage or POV genre but writer Max Landis and director Josh Trank have crafted something that allows not just the character’s camera but every other freakin’ camera that’s around, to help tell the story. And I admire the fact that the film doesn’t shy away from the usual adolescent problems, it’s pretty much a relatable teen movie but it’s also got awesome superpowers.. Directed by Josh Trank and written by John Landis and his son, Max, the movie stars Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, Alex Russell and Michael Kelly. three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to them developing un

Watchmen Comics Will Live On

The storm has been approaching for a couple of years now, but it broke yesterday with DC announcing that Alan Moore's iconic graphic novel Watchmen is to finally get the franchise treatment. It's not strictly movie news (although there are possible implications) but we thought you might be interested... The story dates back to a change of regime at DC in 2010. Despite the company's very public falling-out with the irascible Moore, DC's head honcho Paul Levitz was always adamant that Watchmen , at least in print form, was sacred ground not to be invaded. When Levitz stepped down, however, Watchmen was no longer sequestered by in-house defenders, and with Zack Snyder's movie propelling the book to the status of DC's all-time bestseller, the company's senior vice-president Dan DiDio made an expanded Watchmen universe a pet project. Much speculation and rumour followed (largely fuelled by the alarmist fanboys at Bleeding Cool), but the result turns out to

Al Pacino & Christopher Walken Are Stand Up Guys

Al Pacino, Christopher Walken and Alan Arkin will star in Stand Up Guys , an action comedy being directed by Fisher Stevens, who won an Oscar for producing The Cove . An April shoot in Los Angeles is being scheduled. The project, which was formerly known as Old Timers , centers on two aging criminals, one of whom has been hired to kill his friend. They decide to enjoy one last night of debauchery in which they hit up a brothel, steal some cars and evade police but also face the choices they made in their lives. The project began life as a spec script by Noah Haidle. The film is being made by Lakeshore in conjunction with Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, with Lionsgate distributing domestically. Lakeshore International with Sierra Pictures is handling international sales. Sidney Kimmel, Gary Lucchessi, Tom Rosenberg and SKE’s Jim Tauber are producing. Matt Berenson and the late Bingham Ray are credited as executive producers. Pacino and Walken both appeared in Gigli , though t

New Image Of Daniel Craig In SKYFALL

Here is a new image from SKYFALL the next installment in the Bond series. Daniel Craig is back as 007. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as James Bond 007. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. SKYFALL, which goes into production on Monday, November 7th, will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and in North America on November 9th 2012. In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Joining Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Director Sam Mendes were members of the cast of SKYFALL, including: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe. The filmmakers a

Eric Bana To Star In Unnamed Suspense Thriller

Gah! Don'tcha just hate it when you're a legal type and you're suddenly forced to work together with your ex on a case? We know we do.... It sounds like the recipe for a frothy romantic comedy, possibly starring Katherine Heigl and some up-and-coming studly type, but in reality it's the basis for a new suspense thriller starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall . Boy A director John Crowley is directing, working from a script by Steve "Eastern Promises" Knight. The film doesn't have a title yet*, which usually makes us question their commitment to sparkle motion, but we'll let it slide for now as there is at least a basic plot online. As mentioned above, Hall and Bana will play former lovers who are thrown back together (professionally, at least) when they're paired as part of the defence team in a high-profile terrorism case. Soon, loyalties and being tested and nerves are being frayed. Oh, and PR cliches are being spouted, such as these by Focus

First Official Poster For INTRUDERS Starrring Clive Owen

We got our hands on the first official poster for the film INTRUDERS . Millennium Entertainment will release INTRUDERS on March 30, 2012. Though no one can see him, Hollow Face lurks in the corners, desperately desiring love but only knowing how to spread fear and hate. He creeps into the life of John Farrow ( Clive Owen ) after Farrow’s beloved 13-year-old daughter Mia ( Ella Purnell ) is assaulted in their home. The line between the real and the imaginary blurs as fissures start to open within the family unit. It seems that no security measure can keep Hollow Face out. From visionary filmmaker JUAN CARLOS FRESNADILLO (28 Weeks Later, the upcoming Highlander reboot), INTRUDERS is the chilling story of two children living in different countries, each visited nightly by a faceless being who wants to take possession of them. INTRUDERS stars CLIVE OWEN (Children of Men), CARICE VAN HOUTEN (Repo Men), PILAR LÓPEZ DE AYALA (Juana la Loca), DANIEL BRÜHL (Inglorious Bastards), K

HUNGER GAMES 50 Day Celebration & New Trailer

50 DAYS UNTIL THE RELEASE OF THE HUNGER GAMES LIONSGATE MARKS THE OCCASION WITH PREMIERE TICKET GIVE-AWAYS ACROSS 50 SITES AND NEW TRAILER DEBUT RED CARPET WORLD PREMIERE OF THE FILM SET FOR MONDAY MARCH 12 AT LA’S NOKIA THEATER Search #HungerGames50 on Twitter Today marked another milestone in the countdown to the release of THE HUNGER GAMES . With 50 days to go until audiences everywhere are able to see the film in theaters, Lionsgate® is engaging fans in a variety of ways, including ticket giveaways across 50 websites, the launch of a new movie trailer, and several exciting news announcements surrounding the film. As of 10:00 AM PST today, February 2, 2012, fans can search for #HungerGames50 on Twitter to be find the 50 websites participating in the ticket give-away for the World Premiere of the film, which will take place at LA’s Nokia Theater in the LA Live complex on Monday, March 12th. The digital campaign follows those for #HungerGames100 and #HungerGames74 , w

Disney's John Carter Sweepstakes- Are You The Real John Carter?

If your name is John Carter , head to and sign up now to get invited to a special, advanced screening of the film and enter for a chance to win a trip to Peru with Adventures by Disney. Are you John Carter enough for the challenge? From Academy Award®--winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes " John Carter "—a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). " John Carter " is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present. The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter ( Taylor Kitsch ), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas ( Willem Dafoe ) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris ( Lynn Collins ). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter

Will Smith Will Have A Winter's Tale With Russell Crowe

Oscar-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend) had been trying to get his directing debut off the ground for years: An adaptation of Mark Helprin's 1983 magical-realism novel Winter's Tale . Vulture has learned that things finally seem to be moving ahead on the stalled project at Warner Bros. (news of which broke exactly one year ago today) after, our spies say, Goldsman "called in every favor he had" and landed Russell Crowe and Will Smith , both stars of his previous work, in supporting roles. Set in both nineteenth-century and present-day Manhattan, Winter's Tale is about a petty thief who falls in love with the dying girl who inhabits the house he’s just burgled and the gangster boss bent on killing him. (Oh, and did we mention there’s also a white, flying horse?) We hear Crowe is in negotiations to play Pearly Soames, the gangster boss, while Smith would appear in the film as a judge. The lead roles of the thief and the little g

Gary Oldman Heads To Motor City

Gary Oldman , riding high from a best actor Oscar nomination for his work in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy , is in final negotiations to play the villain in Motor City , a Dark Castle revenge thriller being directed by Albert Hughes. Warner Bros. is distributing. Dominic Cooper , who caught the town’s eye with his performance in The Devil’s Double , and Amber Heard are starring in the pic, about a small-time hood who is framed and sent to prison, only to exact revenge years later to get back the woman he loves. Oldman, who worked with Hughes on Book of Eli, will act as a kingpin-type who has his hooks into the woman. Chad St. John wrote the script. Joel Silver and Andrew Rona are producing. Douglas Urbanski and Ethan Erwin are exec producing. An April start in Berlin is being eyed. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Heatvision

Relativity Music Group & CAPITOL RECORDS NASHVILLE Team Up For Act of Valor Soundtrack

Relativity Music Group to Release Soundtrack of Relativity’s Navy SEALs Action Thriller Act of Valor , Featuring Original Songs from Some of Today’s Top Recording Artists Pre-Order of Album Available On The iTunes® Store Now Soundtrack available by Capitol Records Nashville on February 21, 2012 Relativity Music Group is pleased to announce the release of the soundtrack for Relativity Media’s adrenaline-fueled Navy SEAL action-thriller Act of Valor , featuring brand new original songs written and inspired by the film from today’s top recording artists including: Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland, Trace Adkins, Wynonna Judd, Montgomery Gentry, and more . In theatres February 24, 2012, the Bandito Brothers’ Act of Valor stars a group of active-duty Navy SEALs in a film like no other in Hollywood’s history, along with actors Roselyn Sanchez, Alex Veadov, Jason Cottle and Nestor Serrano , in an unprecedented blend of real-life heroism and original filmmaking. Pre-Order of th

SAFE HOUSE Featurette- Get To Know Tobin Frost

Today yahoo unleashed a new featurette for the film SAFE HOUSE . SAFE HOUSE is an upcoming action thriller film directed by Daniel Espinosa, starring Denzel Washington, Robert Patrick, Sebastian Roché, Vera Farmiga and Ryan Reynolds . For the past year, Matt Weston has been frustrated by his inactive, backwater post in Cape Town. A “housekeeper” who aspires to be a full-fledged agent, the loyal company man has been waiting for an opportunity to prove himself. When the first and only occupant he’s had proves to be the most dangerous man he’s ever met, Weston readies for duty. Tobin Frost has eluded capture for almost a decade. One of the best ops men that the CIA’s known, the ex-intelligence officer has given up assets and sold military intel to anyone with cash since he turned. From trading secrets to North Korea to aiding splinter cells, the damage he’s done to the U.S. is immeasurable. And he’s now back on the reservation with a secret. Watch the featurette after the Jump...

The Hunger Games New Image Of Katniss & Cinna

Today Rolling Stone delivered us a simple new image from The Hunger Games. We get to see Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and Lenny Kravitz as Cinna. It's amazing that my 9 year old daughter has read the entire book and is explaining this picture to me. In The Hunger Games, his character creates a series of striking outfits for the young warrior, which isn’t exactly a stretch for the stylish rocker. “He’s very streamlined, he’s very quiet,” Kravitz says of Cinna. “He knows what he’s doing. He’s confident. He’s got a big heart. I just liked the way he moved – very smooth.” Lionsgate's film adaptation of the very popular novels by Suzanne Collins is set for a March 23 release. Set in the futuristic world of Panem, the story follows Katniss as she becomes a contestant in the annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death competition held by the government in which only one young person will survive. Please Leave A Comment-


ONE FOR THE MONEY Movie Review By: RAMA So what did RAMA think of ONE FOR THE MONEY ? Make sure to follow him on Facebook and Twitter . I’m a big fan of Katherine Heigl , I think she’s a fantastic actress and she is drop dead beautiful, sadly I’m not a fan of her movies, mainly because her movies haven’t given me any reason to like them. Heigl practically owns January which is the dumping ground for terrible movies. ONE FOR THE MONEY is the first on my list of this year’s most unpleasant experiences in theaters… A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum’s got plenty of attitude, even if she’s been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company…as a recovery agent. True, she doesn’t even own a pair of handcuffs and her weapon of choice is pepper spray, but that doesn’t stop Stephanie from taking o