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STAR WARS IS BEING KICK-STARTED WITH DYNAMITE J.J. ABRAMS TO DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE VII . After a bevy of emails and phone calls, the formalities have been wrapped up, and at long last everyone can exhale and properly share the word with an excited Internet. Yes, J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII , the first of a new series of Star Wars films to come from Lucasfilm under the leadership of Kathleen Kennedy. Abrams will be directing and Academy Award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay. "It's very exciting to have J.J. aboard leading the charge as we set off to make a new Star Wars movie," said Kennedy. "J.J. is the perfect director to helm this. Beyond having such great instincts as a filmmaker, he has an intuitive understanding of this franchise. He understands the essence of the Star Wars experience, and will bring that talent to create an unforgettable motion picture." George Lucas went on to say "I've

RED DAWN Blu-Ray Review. Holds Up Fairly Well...Sort Of

RED DAWN Blu-Ray Review By: MattInRC RED DAWN offers a good (but not great) video and audio experience in a film that holds up fairly well...sort of. As an 80's child who grew up on television's first forays into quality spy thrillers like Airwolf and The Equalizer , I can remember the release of the original  RED DAWN  as more of a yawnfest than a gritty interpretation of a conventional World War III. At the time, I remember thinking that invasion was not only a possibility but a certainty; The Day After had been released in 1983, occupying my nightmares for a week. But, the film never connected with me for some reason - perhaps its happy ending didn't match my new perceptions of war in the nuclear age. To be honest, I've hadn't watched either film since their initial releases because of my impulsive reaction to them. But with the release of the disappointing remake, a revisiting of the original Red Dawn now on Blu-ray made it a little more timely, w

HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS Review. Wickedly Delicious Fun

HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS Review By: MattInRC HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS is wickedly delicious fun. Just check any desire for reality at the door. January 2013 has turned into an exceptional month for new films. With releases like Gangster Squad , Broken City , and even Promised Land offering deeper, non-throwaway fare,  HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS  arrives needing to prove its meddle to keep this surprising January run going. Luckily, the film does just that, delivering great action, a tight (albeit short) story, and solid acting by its stars. Based on the Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm fairy tale of the same name, HG:WH is basically Part 2 of the story, following the adventures of siblings Hansel ( Jeremy Renner , The Avengers) and Gretel ( Gemma Arterton , Clash of the Titans) after they escape certain death during childhood to become prolific contract killers. Armed with an array of high-tech gadgetry (reminding one of 19th Century 007's) Ha

DARK SKIES- Have Your Been Chosen?

Have you been chosen? Check your status by visiting , and connect via Facebook, to find out. You can browse your own alien file filled with personal info including: Your Terrestrial ID, Body Scan, Location, Image Capture, Social Colonization, Abduction Status and More. Use the site to share the information or warn friends about their own impending abduction, and be entered for a chance to win an iPad mini. Just remember: You cannot escape them. Once you have been chosen you belong to them. DARK SKIES stars Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton, Dakota Goyo, Kadan Rockett and J.K. Simmons . DARK SKIES is being released in theaters everywhere February 22nd. From the producer of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing events involving their family, their safe and peaceful home

THE TASTE OF MONEY Available On SundaceNOW!

IFC's THE TASTE OF MONEY opens in select theaters today and is now available to watch on SundanceNOW ! The film is critically acclaimed director Im Sang-soo's follow up to The Housemaid . In a mansion on the outskirts of Seoul lives one of the richest families in the entire country. Yoon is the president of a powerful conglomerate, but it’s his wife Madame Baek that is really in control. Her personal secretary Young-jak, a handsome young man newly introduced to the world of power, deals with the families immoral – and frequently illegal – activities. He makes sure that the Baeks’ influential American business partner has supply of hookers and waits for his own opportunity to make it rich. But everything changes when Madame Baek catches her husband having an affair with their Filipino maid and exacts her revenge by seducing Young-jak. Young-jak however has secrets of his own, as he finds himself drawn closer and closer to Nami, Madame Baek’s beautiful young daughter. But

AMC Theatres Hosts Seventh Annual Best Picture Showcase

AMC Theatres® Hosts Seventh Annual Best Picture Showcase . AMC Theatres' Oscar® Tradition to Feature All Nine Best Picture Nominees; Tickets on Sale Friday, Jan. 11 for Special Event on Feb. 16 and 23. The Best Picture nominees have been announced and for the seventh straight year, AMC Theatres (AMC) is proud to announce its AMC Best Picture ShowcaseSM, an event much anticipated by movie lovers nationwide. Since 2007, AMC has offered guests the rare opportunity to experience every movie nominated for Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for one great price.11 The nine Best Picture nominees will be shown on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 23 at more than 100 theatres in nearly every AMC market in the United States. Plus, 12 select theatres will host a Best Picture movie marathon where guests can watch all nine movies in a row. "This has become a must-attend event for movie lovers around the country," said Stephen Colanero, executiv


Here is some new news from our buddies over at TheArnoldfans . They got the inside scoop on a few items concerning THE LEGEND OF CONAN . THE LEGEND OF CONAN will once again star Arnold Schwarzenegger . The story is said to be a sequel to the 1984 movie, Conan The Barbarian, and it will act as if both Conan The Destroyer and the 2011 reboot, starring Jason Momoa, never existed. Here is Arnold talking about the upcoming role: “Well, age doesn't mean anything to me, because I work out every day. I work out twice a day, as a matter of fact. At night I work out with weights, and in the morning I do cardiovascular training. So for me, to get on the set and to swing the sword around again and to ride the horses and all those things doesn't mean anything [does not scare me], because I feel like I did thirty years ago. So as long as I stay in shape, that’s the key thing, and to keep your body young. Even though you do feel the pain when you wipe out and when you do your fight s

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Sequel On The Way

The Weinstein Company has set a May production start in Asia on a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon . There is a script by John Fusco, and TWC is in talks with veteran Chinese director Ronny Yu. Harvey Weinstein is producing. The new film is derived from the same source material as the Ang Lee -directed 2000 film that won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and three other Academy Awards. Lee isn’t involved in this one, which is based on Silver Vase, Iron Knight. That is the fifth book in the Crane-Iron Pentalogy by Wang Du Lu. Crouching Tiger was the fourth book in the series. Fusco, whose credits include Spirit, Hidalgo and The Forbidden Kingdom, is an avid follower of Wu Sia, the centuries-old genre of Chinese fiction that this series is part of. “This was an opportunity to explore a lifelong passion I’ve had for Wu Sia, and if there wasn’t continuing source material, I would never have gotten involved,” Fusco told me. The sequel continues to revolve around Yu S


In celebration of Relativity Media's MOVIE 43 being released in theaters today. We were provided with an awesome giveaway for one lucky fan. Movie 43 is a 2013 comedy film directed and produced by Peter Farrelly , written by Steve Baker, Rocky Russo and Jeremy Sosenko. The film will feature 12 different storylines, each one done by a different director including Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill, Steve Carr, Rusty Cundieff, James Duffy, Griffin Dunne, Patrik Forsberg, James Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Brett Ratner, and Jonathan van Tulleken . It will star one of the biggest ensemble casts ever in film, with Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Emma Stone, Chloë Grace Moretz, Gerard Butler, Seann William Scott, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Bell and Naomi Watts . One lucky fan will win the PRIZE PACK WHICH INCLUDES : Branded hat  Branded baseball t-shirt  Branded underwear  Poster  $30 Fandango gift card  Toilet mug See how to enter after the Jump... Simply email m

SIDE EFFECTS Q & A With Cast Live Now!

Please tune in on behalf of SIDE EFFECTS TUNE IN TODAY to see the Side Effects Movie cast address your questions LIVE at 4:15pm EST/1:15pm PST at: When: Friday, January 25, 201311 What: LIVE GOOGLE HANGOUT with the cast of SIDE EFFECTS *Moderated by Yahoo! Movies' Matt McDaniel11 Where:  *It will also be streaming live on GOOGLE PLUS and Yahoo! Movies Please Leave A Comment-

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For WARM BODIES in Sacramento

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for WARM BODIES ! The screening is on Tuesday, January 29th @7:00PM @Century Stadium 14 In Sacramento. WARM BODIES , directed by 50/50’s Jonathan Levine , finds zombie R ( Nicholas Hoult ) un-living in a world where the undead outnumber the living. He and his rotting contemporaries regularly raid the fugitive pockets of human survivors, lured by their warm, fleshy delights and focused on eating their brains. But on one of the scouting missions, R meets and engages with Julie ( Teresa Palmer ) and something unusual happens: R starts to feel something. Could it be that his lingering humanity is starting to return as he tentatively tries to woo this woman? And what will the rest of his zombie brethren think, including best friend M ( Rob Corddry )? NO PURCHASE NECESSARY   First up make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook .  Official Website -  See how to win tickets after the Jump... Go to GOFOBO Enter C

Action Packed G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Trailer

Today we got our hands on the International trailer for G.I. JOE: RETALIATION and it is action packed!  G.I. JOE: RETALIATION starring Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes, Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, DJ Cotrona as Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, RZA as The Blind Master and Ray Stevenson as Firefly, Bruce Willis as General Joe Colton, Walton Goggins as Warden Nigel James, directed by John Chu (Step Up 3D, Never Say Never) Joseph Mazello will play a Joe named Mouse. Please Leave A Comment-

J.J. Abrams To Direct Next Star Wars Film

TheWrap is reporting that J.J. Abrams will direct the next " Star Wars " film for Disney, taking stewardship of one of Hollywood's most iconic and lucrative film franchises, an individual with knowledge of the production. " Argo " director Ben Affleck was also in contention, another individual with knowledge of the talks. Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm last year and announced it would make new "Star Wars" films, fans, members of the media and industry executives have speculated about which director would take the job. Abrams' name always came up, but he told Entertainment Weekly in November that he wasn't going to take the job. He did say "Star Wars" was the first movie that "blew my mind" in terms of special effects. Lucasfilm Chief Kathleen Kennedy has been courting Abrams, one of the most successful directors and producers in Hollywood -- and a man beloved by fanboys. He runs one of the industry's top

Chloe Moretz Could Stay

It seems somehow weirdly fitting that the adaptation of Gayle Forman’s life-or-death limbo choice romantic novel If I Stay has been spending lots of time hovering between production and development purgatory. Now it appears to be moving towards the light again – a green light, that is, with news that Chloe Moretz is attached to star and RJ Cutler is in talks to direct. The plot follows 17-year-old Mia, a gifted classical musician with an indie rocker boyfriend. One cold February morning, she and her family are involved in a car accident that leaves her drifting between life and death, and facing a hard choice: give in to her injuries, or fight to return to the love she knows. Foreman’s book first hit the Holly-radar back in 2009, when Catherine Hardwicke signed on to direct it for Summit, which had the rights. We thought it was a surprising move, as it came after the studio had decided not to have her make the Twilight sequel despite delivering a big hit the first time around.

Top Gun 3D Trailer Is Here. Feel The Need For Speed

If you've got a hot cup of coffee in your hand, now might be a good time to put it down because this man is requesting permission to fly by. Yes, there's a new Top Gun 3D trailer in town. No-one should need the plot explaining at this point, which is fortunate because there really isn't one. Suffice to say, hot-shot Tomcat pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell - played by future half of an actual TomKat, Tom Cruise - has some daddy issues, a chip on his shoulder and talent to burn. Twenty-seven years on (gulp) from his first big-screen appearance and his ego is still writing cheques his body can't cash. Although obviously these days it'd be more of a chip-and-pin scenario. For all its kitsch joys and over-the-top beats, Tony Scott's airborne actioner divides people, but Top Gun on IMAX? We're in. Seriously, it isn't every day you get to see Michael Ironside's head in 70mm. Please Leave A Comment-

Mario Bello Joins Frank Grillo In House Of Horror

It’s been a few years since Mario Bello did a true horror movie – and yes, we’re including Grown Ups – but it appears she’s ready to dive into some supernatural chills once more. She’s signed on to a new, James Wan-produced thriller alongside The Grey’s Frank Grillo . The film – which was called House Of Horror , but is currently making its way through pre-production without a final title – will see a psychologist ( Bello , we assume, since she’s credited as Dr Elizabeth Klein) and a cop ( Grillo ) interrogate the lone survivor of a ghost hunting expedition that went horribly wrong. While the normal result of such trips is a bunch of overly dramatic people getting scared by “ghostly” noises on a tape recorder or flickering dials on a temperature gauge, this one ended with five people dead and a real mystery to solve. Wan, who is no stranger to horror himself after his work on the Saw franchise, came up with the concept but handed it to Max La Bella to write and Will Canon t

DISNEY ON ICE Returns To Bay Area February 20th to March 3rd

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS DARE TO DREAM Takes Adventure To New Lengths With Magical Moments From Disney’s Newest Fairytales and a Timeless Classic. COMING TO THE BAY AREA FEBRUARY 20 – MARCH 3, 2013  Join a celebration of royal proportions when Rapunzel, Tiana and Cinderella star in the all-new ice skating production of Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream! Relive memorable moments from Tangled, The Princess and the Frog and Cinderella as a cast of world-class skaters brings the romance, humor and adventure of the films to life in this contemporary skating spectacular. Combining the contemporary stories of two modern-day princesses, Rapunzel and Tiana, with classic elegance of Cinderella, Dare to Dream whisks audiences away on exciting journeys where dreams really do come true. Experience Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled; as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn, and Maximus, embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Boogie

SKYFALL Coming To Blu-ray On February 12th

EXPLOSIVE 23RD INSTALLMENT OF THE  JAMES BOND FRANCHISE SKYFALL The Highest-Grossing Bond Film of All-Time Comes Home In February 007’S Latest Mission Available on Digital HD February 5 Blu-ray and DVD To Follow Beginning February 12 LOS ANGELES, CA (January 24, 2013)  – Box-office smash,  SKYFALL,  will soon be available to own in high-definition, it was announced today by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.  SKYFALL  will release on Digital HD February 5th across all digital stores including Amazon, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, VUDU and Xbox Live . The  SKYFALL  Blu-ray and DVD will follow on February 12th in North America and February 18th in the United Kingdom with additional international markets to follow through March. Directed by Oscar® winner Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig as James Bond, SKYFALL’s  high definition home entertainment release follows the phenomenal theatrical s

DEATH RACE 3: INFERNO Blu-Ray Giveaway

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has provide me with not one copy but 10 copies of DEATH RACE 3: INFERNO  (Special Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack) to giveaway. Repentant convict Carl Lucas ( Luke Goss )-- aka Frankenstein-- is a legendary driver in the brutal prison blood sport known as Death Race. Only one victory away from winning freedom, Lucas is plunged into his most vicious competition yet: the first-ever desert Death Race. Through South Africa's infernal Kalahari Desert, Lucas is pitted against ruthless adversaries and powerful forces at work behind the scenes to ensure his defeat. Also starring Danny Trejo, Tanit Phoenix and Ving Rhames ,  DEATH RACE 3: INFERNO  is an insane, action-packed thrill ride. Official Site - First thing you have to do is LIKE our Facebook Page . Exclusive Interview With The Sexy & Talented Tanit Phoenix See how to enter after the Jump... Send an email to s and in Subject area add

MAMA Review. The Ending Will Leave Audiences Divided

MAMA Review  By: RAMA What did RAMA think of the ending of the film? MAMA is creepy as hell. Plain and simple. Interesting concept and expansion from writer/director Andres Muschietti who came up with the original short film. Exec-produced by one of my favorite geekmeisters, Guillermo del Toro, though MAMA is not perfect, it has enough scare to keep you up at night… Five years ago, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished from their suburban neighborhood without a trace. Since then, their Uncle Lucas ( Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ) and his girlfriend, Annabel ( Jessica Chastain ), have been madly searching for them. But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home. As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house. Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them? How did the bro

G.I. Joe: Retaliation - Exclusive 3D Footage In Theaters With Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

EXCLUSIVE 3D FOOTAGE OF “ G.I. JOE: RETALIATION ” TO PLAY IN ADVANCE OF “ HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS ” IN THEATERS ACROSS THE GLOBE. THE 4-MINUTE PREVIEW WILL BEGIN PLAYING JANUARY 24TH IN IMAX 3D, REALD 3D AND DIGITAL 3D LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD . Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasbro, will release a 4-minute preview of the highly anticipated “ G.I. JOE: RETALIATION ” in IMAX 3D, RealD 3D and digital 3D theaters in advance of Paramount and MGM’s “ HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS .” This first-look at the film will play across the globe beginning January 24th and run throughout “ HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTER’S ” theatrical engagement. Based on the best-selling HASBRO characters, this follow-up to the 2009 release of “ G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA ,” which grossed more than $300 million worldwide, is di Bonaventura production and is presented by Paramount Pictures, MGM and Skydance Productions, in association with Hasb