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Trouble With The Curve Review

Trouble With the Curve Review By: MattInRC Is the feel-good baseball flick Trouble With the Curve another Clint Eastwood classic, or is it doomed for the minor leagues? Warning: major plot spoilers ahead. A common thread binds my favorite sports flicks Field of Dreams and Hoosiers : both suggest that the uniquely-crafted American games upon which they are based are so ingrained into our country's fabric that to remove one would be tantamount to severing a healthy extremity from our bodies. Oscar hopeful Trouble With The Curve challenges us to attach the same significance, but fails in its decidedly dull and slow pace. Atlanta Braves scout Gus ( Clint Eastwood , Heartbreak Ridge) is a crotchety old-school judge of baseball character whose declining health becomes a concern to daughter Mickey ( Amy Adams , The Muppets) and Gus' boss Pete Klein ( John Goodman , O Brother, Where Art Thou?). Klein and family go way back, but Gus is on the hot seat to return

Guillermo del Toro To Deliver The Strain

FX is going into business with Guillermo del Toro and Lost's Carlton Cuse. The male-leaning network is near a deal for a pilot order to The Strain , an adaptation of the book trilogy by del Toro and Chuck Hogan, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. First published in 2009, the series revolves around a vampire virus that infects New York and the CDC doctor, Ephraim "Eph" Goodweather, who investigates the case. Del Toro and Hogan, who co-penned the three-book series first published in 2009, will co-write the pilot with Lost's Cuse on board to help develop the project should it go to series and serve as an executive producer and showrunner. Sequels to the Strain include 2010's The Fall and the final installment, 2011's The Night Eternal. The project comes two days after the Oscar-nominated writer-director behind films including Pan's Labrynth and Hellboy -- alongside Southland scribe Sara Gran -- optioned Corrine May Botz's Nutshell Studies t

Baywatch Film Has Found It's Director

Summer may officially be over tomorrow, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t grab your rescue can and head for the beach, anyway: Our spies tell us that Reno 911 ! co-creator and star Robert Ben Garant will direct Paramount Pictures’ comedy adaptation of the David Hasselhoff–Pamela Anderson series, Baywatch , doing for that long-running series what Reno 911! did for COPS. The script is courtesy of Peter Tolan (creator of Rescue Me), who only a year ago had said that his take on the material was more akin to Stripes than the self-serious syndicated series’ mien, which makes sense, since Baywatch is being produced by Stripes director Ivan Reitman. Less clear is what Ben Garant's arrival means for the Tolan script, as Ben Garant is also the screenwriter of Fox's Night at the Museum franchise and may have ideas of his own. In the meantime, Ben Garant is in post-production on Hell Baby, a macabre comedy he co-directed and co-wrote with his old Reno 911! co-creator and co-st

A Knight’s Tale Series Coming To ABC

A Knight’s Tale , the 2001 feature starring Heath Ledger, is headed to the small screen in a series adaptation written by Battlestar Galactica developer/executive producer Ron Moore. ABC has bought the project, from Sony Pictures TV, with a script commitment. The Knight’s Tale feature was a 14th century romantic adventure set in the world of jousting to a music score of popular rock songs that centered on William Thatcher (Ledger), a peasant posing as a knight. The series is expected to stay close to the premise and the style of the movie — it is described as a medieval fantasy incorporating modern music and themes that follows the journey of a young man who starts out impersonating a knight of the realm and ends up becoming one. In addition to writing, Moore is executive producing with his producing partner at Tall Ship Prods. Maril Davis as well as the film’s writer-director-producer Brian Helgeland and producer Todd Black. The title is part of the Sony library as the movie, wh

PROMISED LAND Trailer. What Would You Do?

We got our hands on the first trailer for  PROMISED LAND , the film directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Frances McDormand, Hal Holbrook and Titus Welliver . Written by Damon and Krasinski and based on a story by Dave Eggers, the film tells the story of corporate salesman Steve Butler ( Damon ), who seeks drilling rights in distressed communities, and local man Dustin Noble ( Krasinski ), who looks to oppose the sale.  Promised Land is the new contemporary drama directed by Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, Milk). Matt Damon plays Steve Butler, an ace corporate salesman who is sent along with his partner, Sue Thomason (Frances McDormand), to close a key rural town in his company’s expansion plans. With the town having been hit hard by the economic decline of recent years, the two outsiders see the local citizens as likely to accept their company’s offer, for drilling rights to their properties, as much-needed relief. What seems like an

END OF WATCH Review. Not Just Another Cop Movie

  END OF WATCH Review  By: RAMA  Was this just another buddy cop movie? Let's find out what RAMA thought of the movie. It’s interesting that this movie opens the same weekend as DREDD 3D , which is about a judge, jury executioner, basically a cop that is allowed to take matters into his own hands, whereas END OF WATCH is about a couple of cops who want to be vigilantes or more than they are, because of good intentions, but it blows up in their faces. That said, END OF WATCH is a powerful cop drama/thriller that respects the good men and women in uniform fighting day and night in a war zone that’s as real as it gets… From the writer of Training Day, END OF WATCH is a riveting action thriller that puts audiences at the center of the chase like never before. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña star as young LA police officers who discover a secret that makes them the target of the country’s most dangerous drug cartel.  Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena play of

DREDD 3D Review. How Does It Compare To Original?

  DREDD 3D Review  By: RAMA So how does this film compare to the original? RAMA is here to let us know. We need to thank scribe Alex Garland and director Peter Travis for making a badass DREDD movie that would erase those cheesy Sly Stallone Dredd moments from our memory forever. DREDD 3D is hardcore, visceral, and no-holds barred. With stunning slo-mo sequences and stylish ultra-realistic 3D, the violence becomes something that’s irresistible. The level of fun that DREDD 3D offers is kind of like Punisher: War Zone, and by that I mean, this movie does its job, serves its purposes and satisfied R-rated action fans everywhere… The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and fea

Screening Ticket Giveaway And Book Release Party This Saturday in Roseville

UPDATE : The event is for adults only . If you are under 21, don't worry you will still have a chance to get your hands on screening tickets. We have also changed the start time for the event to 6PM. I will be giving screening tickets every hour. So make sure you are there by 6 PM. We have some exciting news. This Saturday night we will be teaming with my good buddy Randy from TheArnoldfans for his book release party! Come and support your local talent. Make sure to spread the word! To celebrate the release of a new Roseville restaurant and the new book, a FREE Schwarzenegger party will be held at the Sports Page Restaurant and Bar in Roseville. There will be prizes, trivia, Arnold movies on TV, drinks named after Arnold on tap, entertainment and a book signing! Come out and wear your Conan and Terminator shirts! Arnold's Army: A Schwarzenegger Uprising (the second most anticipated book of the decade)! The book is set to be released on September 22nd. And you can get y

'Les Miserables' Featurette Is Here

For all its pedigree (Victor Hugo! Broadway!), its acting talent (Jackman! Hathaway! Crowe!) and breathtaking set design, the thing that Universal wants you to remember most about Les Miserables , it seems, is its music. The singing, you see, is done live. This extended look at the upcoming, Tom Hooper-directed musical adaptation offers plenty over which to salivate, but its main point of emphasis is that, unlike most musicals on screen, its talented cast sang while acting. That means, as Eddie Redmayne and Hugh Jackman put it, the performers can make their acting decisions while in the heat of the moment, instead of before filming ever starts. The film features plenty of exciting follicle decisions, as well, including Jackman's scraggly beard and Hathaway's butchered semi-shave. Don't be alarmed; they clean up real well. Watch the featurette after the Jump... Les Miserables hits theaters on Christmas. Please Leave A Comment-  Source- THR

James Gandolfini To Star In Criminal Justice

The Sopranos star James Gandolfini is a step closer to returning to HBO‘s drama lineup with a starring role in the network’s Criminal Justice. HBO has given a pilot order to the drama project, written by Oscar nominee Richard Price (The Color Of Money) and to be directed by Oscar-wining writer Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List). Criminal Justice is a New York-set crime drama loosely based on the acclaimed 2008 BBC series of the same name created by Peter Moffat. Joining the ensemble cast led by Gandolfini are Rizwan Ahmed, Bill Camp, Peyman Moadi and Poorna Jagannathan . The original series consisted of two five-episode seasons, each chronicling the journey of a person charged with murder through the justice system, and each featuring new characters and cast. HBO’s version follows the plot of the first season of the British series, which starred Ben Whishaw as Ben Coulter, a man who takes his father’s cab for a drive and picks up a party girl who takes him to her apartment for a

Relativity Media & Zynga Team Up For House At The End Of The Street

Relativity Partners with Zynga on First-Ever Movie Ticket Promotion House at the End of the Street to be first film giveaway on popular social media game CityVille. Relativity Media and Zynga, the world’s leading provider of social games services, announced their partnership to promote Relativity’s upcoming thriller House at the End of the Street in Zynga’s popular social game CityVille . The movie ticket promotion, which will be the first time Zynga has ever done an in-game ticket giveaway, launches Wednesday, September 19th for a select group ofCityVille gamers. In theatres this Friday, September 21, 2012 , House at the End of the Street stars Oscar®-nominee Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Winter’s Bone), Oscar®-nominee Elisabeth Shue (Leaving Las Vegas, Piranha 3D) and Max Theriot (My Soul to Take). Zynga will use high profile in-game editorial placements for participants to receive the special offer while playing. The trailer will appear on an in-game platform

WE HAVE A POPE Available On SundanceNOW

Nanni Moretti's WE HAVE A POPE ( HABEMUS PAPAM ) is now available for the first time on a digital platform after making its rounds at the 2011 Cannes and Toronto International film festivals. The latest whip-smart comedy from Palme d'Or-winning director Moretti, WE HAVE A POPE chronicles what happens when a newly-elected pope (cinema legend Michel Piccoli) has a crisis of faith, feeling daunted by the demands of the position and the carnival of characters that suddenly attend to him. Funny, poignant, and always human, it's a film that resonates for audiences of all faiths and tastes. The film stars Michel Piccoli, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa, Franco Graziosi, Camillo Milli, Roberto Nobile, Ulrich Von Dobschütz . Nanni Moretti (THE SON'S ROOM, CARO DIARIO) joins forces with the great French actor Michel Piccoli (CONTEMPT, I'M GOING HOME) to tell the story of Melville, a cardinal who suddenly finds himself elected as the next Pope. Never the front runner

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For TAKEN 2 In San Francisco

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for TAKEN 2 !  The screening is on Tuesday, October 2 @ 7:30PM at AMC Metreon in San Francisco. TAKEN 2 is a 2012 action thriller film directed by Olivier Megaton and starring Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen , and Rade Šerbedžija . The sequel to the 2008 film Taken. Liam Neeson returns as Bryan Mills, the retired CIA agent with a particular set of skills who stopped at nothing to save his daughter Kim from Albanian kidnappers. When the father of one of the kidnappers swears revenge, and takes Bryan and his wife hostage during their family vacation in Istanbul, Bryan enlists Kim to help them escape, and uses the same advanced level of special forces tactics to get his family to safety and systematically take out the kidnappers one by one.  NO PURCHASE NECESSARY   Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and why not come and follow me on Twitter also. See how to win tickets after the Jump..

Melissa McCarthy To Join Hangover 3?

With a breakout film role in Bridesmaids and a successful sitcom on US TV, you might wonder why Melissa McCarthy even needs to pop up for a small appearance in The Hangover 3 . But if the schedules can be worked out, that’s exactly her plan. Showing up in what is likely to be yet another juggernaut in the successful comedy franchise won’t exactly hurt her career, and she’s certainly got the comic chops to match wits (or should it be halfwits, given the usual behaviour of the Wolf Pack?) with Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis . There’s no word yet on what she’ll be doing in the movie even if the dates work out, but it’s only going to be a brief role. Todd Phillips and the gang are busy shooting the third Hangover right now, with franchise regulars Ken Jeong, Justin Bartha, Sasha Barrese, Gilliam Vigman, Mike Tyson and Jeffrey Tambor joined this time around by John Goodman and, returning for the first time since the original, Heather Graham . This time around,

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA In Sacramento

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for  HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA  ! The screening is on September 22, 2012 at 10:00AM in Sacramento. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA  is an upcoming American 3-D computer-animated comedy film produced by Sony Pictures Animation for Columbia Pictures and set to release on September 28, 2012. It is directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (who is the creator of Samurai Jack, Dexter's Laboratory, and Sym-Bionic Titan) and produced by Michelle Murdocca. The film will feature the voices of Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Jon Lovitz, Cee Lo Green, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and David Spade . Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler ) is the owner of Hotel Transylvania, a five-star resort for the world's monsters to get away from it all. Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis (voiced by Selena Gomez ). When Hotel Transylvania is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary young t

NBC's Revolution Star Billy Burke Interview

NBC's Revolution Star Billy Burke Interview By: Beevers We had the chance to sit down and talk to Billy Burke at the press junket for Revolution during Comic-Con 2012. Most of you probably know Billy Burke from the Twilight series , this time around he as Miles Matheson, a former US Marine Corps sergeant turned tavern owner and pursued by the Monroe Republic militia. Revolution takes place in a post-apocalyptic future. Fifteen years earlier, an unknown phenomenon disabled all advanced technology on the planet, ranging from computers and electronics to car engines, jet engines, and batteries. People were forced to adapt to a world without technology, and due to the collapse of public order, many areas are ruled by warlords and militias. The series focuses on the Matheson family, who possess an item that is the key to not only finding out what happened fifteen years ago, but also a possible way to reverse its effects. However, they must elude various enemy groups wh

Classic Bad Guys WRECK-IT RALPH Posters

Today Disney released some new WRECK-IT RALPH posters featuring some classic bad guys on them. WRECK-IT RALPH finds the titular character (voiced by John C Reilly ) bored after decades of doing same job – smashing a building as his game’s villain – and be hated for simply doing what he was programmed to do. See all the posters after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

The Brand New Trailer For The Hobbit Is Unearthed

You all have been waiting for it and we got it. Here is the brand new trailer for The Hobbit . “ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ” follows title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, which was long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakensheild. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers. Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever … Gollum. Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths ofguile and courage that surprise even him, he also ga

For a Good Time, Call Review. One Of The Best Comedies Of The Year

For a Good Time, Call Review By: MattInRC For a Good Time, Call is as raunchy and inappropriate as they come, and it's one of the best comedies of the year, that is if you can stomach it. The life on an independent film is a dance to be sure. Normally off-the-grid and filled with people you've never heard of, independent films tend to push the boundaries because their tone is not meant for everyone. Hollywood likes them because they can afford to take small risks without alienating their core family audiences; should the film actually do well, Hollywood files it as another investment well made and continues to support them. Stuck somewhere in the gutter of that street which Hollywood has created is the hilarious For a Good Time, Call, a film about phone sex, love, and the obsession some have for the 1-900 prefix. When the sexually uptight Lauren Powell ( Lauren Miller , Superbad) gets dumped and kicked out by her lawyer boyfriend, she must form an uneasy relationshi