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TRANCE Review. Pushes Every Boundary Imaginable And A Terrific Sense Of Style

TRANCE Review By: MattInRC Does the psychological thriller TRANCE prove itself a worthy affair, or does it need more time in therapy? After a quick start, the movies of 2013 continue to impress, establishing themselves as some of the strongest in recent memory. From extraordinary action/dramas to enjoyable if predictable comedies and good horror, we've seen a diverse collection to be sure. And although audiences have largely stayed away, it certainly hasn't been due to a lack of quality. At the very edge of the commercial spectrum is Trance, a film that pushes about every boundary imaginable with well-crafted precision and a terrific sense of style. When an art heist in London goes bad, the players gather to figure out why their inside man Simon ( James McAvoy , X-Men: First Class) hid the painting rather than delivering it. Front-man Franck ( Vincent Cassel , Black Swan) wants his painting, as its high price will pay off the high debt which the gambler Simo

James McAvoy Gets Filthy In This Trailer

DO NOT WATCH THIS TRAILER AT WORK!! James McAvoy has recently been getting in touch with his Scottish roots onstage in Macbeth, but he's gone full Glaswegian* onscreen in Filth, as the violent, drink-addled, drug-addicted, thoroughly reprehensible Bruce Robertson, the protagonist of Irvine Welsh's story. And you can see just how far he's gone to the bad in this trailer, which is not safe for work so we've put it at the bottom of the page in case your boss looks over your shoulder. The plot sees McAvoy's corrupt, bigoted cop up for promotion, and determined to do everything possible (which in his case is quite a lot) to block the path of rival Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell) and his other colleagues. That's when he can spare time from his busy drinking / screwing / drug-snorting schedule, of course. The film also stars Eddie Marsan, Jim Broadbent, Joanne Froggatt, Shirley Henderson, Kate Dickie and Imogen Poots , and is directed and adapted by Jon S. Baird.

42 Review. Spirited And Uplifting

42 Review By: MattInRC 42 is a powerful and feel-good account of the first black player to join the Major Leagues. As a long-time fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers , I cannot help but be proud of the team's heritage. Among the best of these boasts is the story of first baseman Jackie Robinson , whose historic signing by executive Branch Rickey in 1947 lead to a smashing of the color barrier in Major League Baseball. And while several movies have tried to tell Robinson's story (including one starring the athlete himself), none have come as close as this week's release of 42 , a spirited and uplifting surprise in every way. As World War II ends and baseball's heroes return from active duty to renew the National Pastime, Brooklyn Dodgers executive Branch Rickey ( Harrison Ford , Blade Runner) makes a monumental decision: it is time to bring the first black player into the league. Although blacks served and died in the war, respect in peacetime has been

CW's ARROW To Have A Special DC Guest In Season 2?

" Arrow " is wrapping up its successful first season while planting seeds for its next one. Colton Haynes and Manu Bennett have signed on for season two, ensuring that fans will be seeing a lot more of Roy Harper and Slade Wilson next year. The last few episodes have also also raised the profile of characters like the Huntress, Shado and the Count. Now executive producer Marc Guggenheim has teased via Twitter that another DC Comics character may be popping in for a visit. Check out the tweet below. The " Kord " in Kord Industries refers to Ted Kord, perhaps better known as the second Blue Beetle. Kord joined the DC Universe after the 1986 event "Crisis On Infinite Earths." He then became a much beloved member of the Justice League in "Justice League International" and its various other incarnations between the late '80s and much of the '90s. It's definitely not an understatement to say that comic book fans (including the

DreamWorks Animation Nabs "Troll Dolls"

With an animated film based on the Troll doll toy franchise already in development, DreamWorks Animation has gone one step further and bought the entire brand, and has tapped American Girl veteran Shawn Dennis to oversee the brand for the toon studio. Deal with the Dam Family and Dam Things of Denmark now makes DreamWorks Animation the exclusive worldwide licensor of merchandise rights for the Trolls, except for Scandanavia, the birthplace of the characters, where Dam Things will remain the licensor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. DWA first brokered the film rights for a Trolls movie in 2010. Dennis will focus on relaunching the Trolls brand worldwide and introducing them to a new generation of kids. “Trolls is a brand with over fifty years of deep heritage and we are thrilled to bring this iconic, multi-generational property to DreamWorks Animation,” said chief operating officer Ann Daly. “We have big plans for this franchise and Shawn Dennis is uniquely sui

Win Tickets Advance To See PAIN & GAIN In San Francisco

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for PAIN & GAIN ! The screening is on Tuesday, April 23, 7:00pm @ Century Centre 9 In San Francisco. PAIN & GAIN is an upcoming action, comedy, crime film written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and directed by Michael Bay . The film is based on a 1999 series of Miami New Times articles surrounding the brutal kidnapping, extortion, torture, and murder of several victims by an organized group of criminals that included a number of bodybuilders. Two members of the " Sun Gym Gang ," Daniel Lugo and Adrian Doorbal, received death sentences in Florida and sit on Florida's death row Daniel Lugo ( Mark Wahlberg ) is a regular bodybuilder who works at the Sun Gym along with his friend Adrian Doorbal ( Anthony Mackie ). Sick of living the poor life, Lugo concocts a plan to kidnap Victor Kershaw ( Tony Shalhoub ), a regular at the gym and a rich, spoiled businessman, and extort money from him by means of to

Win Tickets Advance To See PAIN & GAIN In Roseville

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for PAIN & GAIN ! The screening is on Thursday, April 18, 7:00pm @ Century Roseville. PAIN & GAIN is an upcoming action, comedy, crime film written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and directed by Michael Bay . The film is based on a 1999 series of Miami New Times articles surrounding the brutal kidnapping, extortion, torture, and murder of several victims by an organized group of criminals that included a number of bodybuilders. Two members of the " Sun Gym Gang ," Daniel Lugo and Adrian Doorbal, received death sentences in Florida and sit on Florida's death row Daniel Lugo ( Mark Wahlberg ) is a regular bodybuilder who works at the Sun Gym along with his friend Adrian Doorbal ( Anthony Mackie ). Sick of living the poor life, Lugo concocts a plan to kidnap Victor Kershaw ( Tony Shalhoub ), a regular at the gym and a rich, spoiled businessman, and extort money from him by means of torture. With th

Something Important Will Be Missing From MAN OF STEEL

With the new issue of Entertainment Weekly comes a welter of new MAN OF STEEL images, and also an intriguing snippet of new information. There's already, controversially, not a pair of red pants to be seen, but now we learn there'll also be narry a trace of kryptonite in the film. Given that the glowy green substance is Superman's only weakness, what on Earth is going to make him in any way vulnerable enough for any Zod-fearing drama? "I'll be honest with you: there's no Kryptonite in the movie," director Zack Snyder tells EW. Henry Cavill , donning the Supes cape, elaborates (slightly) that, "Although he is not susceptible to the frailties of mankind, he is definitely susceptible to the emotional frailties." Aw no, he's not going to be laid low by feelings, is he? But seriously, with three equally super-powered but considerably less sympathetic fellow Kryptonians to deal with in this film, Superman faces worse than a mere green roc

The Hangover Part III. The Final Trailer

As if you could forget, the Wolfpack is back. We've had one main trailer for The Hangover Part III and now here comes the second, which boasts some new footage and a proper idea of what the plot is about, beyond “the guys take a road trip.” It would appear that, in the wake of his father’s death (and even before) Zach Galifianakis ’ man-child Alan has gone off his meds, acting weirder than ever. Which is saying something, given that it’s Alan. So Pack pals Phil ( Bradley Cooper ), Stu ( Ed Helms ) and Doug ( Justin Bartha ) stage an intervention, aiming to whisk him off to rehab at New Horizons. Yet en route, they’re ambushed and cornered by John Goodman ’s vengeful villain, who is chasing Mr Chow ( Ken Jeong ) for stealing a hefty haul of cash. Holding Doug as hostage, Goodman sends the lads out to find Chow and bring him in, a mission that will take them to Tijuana and their old stomping ground of Las Vegas, among other places. So while all the ads so far have promised


Check out the official poster for MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING , from director Joss Whedon , exclusively on EW :  Leonato ( Clark Gregg ), the governor of Messina, is visited by his friend Don Pedro ( Reed Diamond ) who is returning from a victorious campaign against his rebellious brother Don John ( Sean Maher ). Accompanying Don Pedro are two of his officers: Benedick ( Alexis Denisof ) and Claudio ( Fran Kranz ). While in Messina, Claudio falls for Leonato's daughter Hero ( Jillian Morgese ), while Benedick verbally spars with Beatrice ( Amy Acker ), the governor's niece. The budding love between Claudio and Hero prompts Don Pedro to arrange with Leonato for a marriage. In the days leading up to the ceremony, Don Pedro, with the help of Leonato, Claudio and Hero, attempts to sport with Benedick and Beatrice in an effort to trick the two into falling in love. Meanwhile, the villainous Don John, with the help of his allies: Conrade ( Riki Lindhome ) and Borachio ( Spencer Treat

Carrie-Anne Moss Joins Pompeii

Carrie-Anne Moss has joined the cast of Pompeii , the Paul W.S. Anderson -directed 3D action adventure film. Kit Harington, Emily Browning, Kiefer Sutherland, Jessica Lucas and Jared Harris also star in the film, which began shooting last month in Pompeii and is now in Toronto. Set in 79 A.D., Milo , a slave-turned-invincible gladiator, finds himself in a race against time to save his true love Flavia, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy merchant who has been unwillingly betrothed to a corrupt Roman General. As Mt. Vesuvius erupts in a torrent of blazing lava, Milo must fight his way out of the arena in order to save his beloved as the once-magnificent Pompeii crumbles around him. Moss is playing Flavia’s mother. Script was written by Lee and Janet Scott Batchler, Michael Robert Johnson and Julian Fellowes. Pic’s a co-production between Constantin Film and Impact Pictures, and produced by Anderson and his Impact Pictures producing partner Jeremy Bolt. Robert Kulzer is producing

PAIN & GAIN Clip. "An Honest Mistake"

MTV got their hands on this exclusive clip from the upcoming film PAIN & GAIN . Pain features the duo as Floridian body-builders who get embroiled in a web of kidnap and extortion that also drags in folks played by Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Ken Jeong, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry and supermodel Bar Paly (because what’s a Bay film without a supermodel these days?) The story of the crime that goes badly wrong for all involved sounds a little too good to be true, but it’s real all right – Captain America scribes Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely based their script on Pete Collins’ 1999 articles in the Miami New Times. Watch the clip after the Jump... Get More: 2013 MTV Movie Awards , Latest Movie News Please Leave A Comment-

New PEEPLES Trailer Starring Craig Robinson & Kerry Washington

Meeting the future in-laws doesn't always go as smoothly as planned… Wade Walker's about to learn the rules of engagement! In Lionsgate's upcoming comedy, PEEPLES , audiences will see that trying to respect family boundaries can sometimes be an epic failure. Get ready to laugh your heads off while experiencing the chaotic, hilarious, and crazy things that can happen when meeting your girlfriend's family for the first time. Sparks fly when Wade Walker ( Craig Robinson ) crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's ( Kerry Washington ) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he’s not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism (write

The Tomb Renamed The Escape Plan & Release Date Change

If you thought the original name of Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger's prison break movie - that's The Tomb , fact fans - wasn't descriptive enough, then prepare to rejoice because The Tomb has now become The Escape Plan . Also, it's had its release date changed to September 13, 2013. This is all because the studio behind it, Summit Entertainment , have been doing a little light maintenance on a few of their projects. I, Frankenstein , the graphic novel adaptation that stars Aaron Eckhart as the monster, has moved from September 13 to January 24, 2014, leaving this gap for The Escape Plan to fill. These date changes, though annoying for those of us looking forward to Eckhart lurching around and grunting at people, don't really compare to the The Tomb/Escape Plan switcheroo, which is a bit of a shame. Arguably The Tomb sounds more like a horror movie - which it isn't, as it's actually about an architect who designs maxium security prisons ( St

Liam Neeson & Woody Harrelson Are Highwaymen

Media Rights Capital has teamed up with its Ted partner Universal Pictures to co-finance Highwaymen , a drama about the Texas Rangers that hunted and gunned down Depression Era bank robbers Bonnie & Clyde . The film is coming together for a first quarter 2014 production start. John Lee Hancock will direct and Liam Neeson and Woody Harrelson are being courted to star. The John Fusco-scripted drama focuses on legendary lawman Frank Hamer, who was coaxed by a consortium of banks to assemble a posse and end the robbery reign of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in the 1930s. Casey Silver is producing. Hamer was an old style Texas Ranger who’d survived 100 gunfights and killed 53 people, and he focused on the duo after their gang organized a jail break and killed a guard. They’ve been talking about this feature for awhile, but they will most certainly come after a miniseries on the same subject by History and Lifetime that’s being directed by Bruce Beresford and has William Hurt playi

Elysium Trailer Has Landed

ELYSIUM Trailer has arrived and we go it. In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes ( Jodie Foster ), a hard line government official will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max ( Matt Damon ) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds. ELYSIUM opens August 9th, 2013 Watch the trailer after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

TCM - Road to Hollywood - THE PINK PANTHER With Special Guest Robert Wagner In San Francisco

Win tickets to see THE PINK PANTHER . Turner Classic Movies is hosting a special screening of the classic film T HE PINK PANTHER at the Castro Theater in San Francisco on April 16. Robert Wagner , star of the film, will be doing a Q&A before the film starts with moderator Robert Osborne. THE PINK PANTHER  is a 1964 American comedy film directed by Blake Edwards and co-written by Edwards and Maurice Richlin, starring David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner, Capucine, and Claudia Cardinale . The film introduced the cartoon character of the same name, in an opening credits sequence animated by DePatie-Freleng Enterprises. As a child, Princess Dala receives a gift from her father, the Shah of Lugash: the Pink Panther, the largest diamond in the world. This huge pink gem has an unusual flaw: looking deeply into the stone, one perceives a tiny discoloration resembling a leaping panther. (As the camera moves in, this image comes to life and participates in the opening credits.)

CHEECH & CHONG’S ANIMATED MOVIE Rolls Into Theaters 4/20

ROUND UP YOUR BEST BUDS AS IT’S HIGH TIME FOR…. Comedy Legends Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong Smoke Out Theaters Nationwide To Celebrate 4/20. - Blazin’ Soundtrack Available April 9 from Ode Sounds & Visuals - Everyone’s favorite stoner duo is back - and animated - in CHEECH & CHONG’S ANIMATED MOVIE , rolling its way into theaters nationwide April 18. The high-larious film will hit 50+ theaters in cities across the country including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Miami, St. Louis and Houston. Fans can learn more about the film and check for screenings in their area by visiting . Directed by Branden Chambers and Eric D. Chambers, this high-larious feature-length adventure is the perfect film to watch with your best buds! CHEECH & CHONG’S ANIMATED MOVIE showcases the legendary toker jokers like you've never seen them before – in animation. Catch the buzz as their most outrageous routines and laugh-out-loud lines from their g


CRUSH IS NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD AND BLU-RAY! Staring Lucas Till, Crystal Reed, Sarah Bolger, Reid Ewing, Leigh Whannell and Caitriona Balf e and was directed by Malik Bader High school heartthrob Scott has it all; good looks, popularity… and a secret admirer. But what starts out as a seemingly innocent crush soon turns deadly. Who's responsible? Scott’s long time friend Jules, frustrated with their platonic relationship? Bess, a shy classmate, increasingly jealous of his friendship with Jules? Or Jeffrey, a bright outcast whose crush on Bess has lead him to become increasingly obsessive? One thing's certain, time's running out and Scott must uncover the psychotic stalker before it’s too late. CRUSH – Specifications Format – DVD, Blu-ray Running Time – XXX min. Rated – PG-13 Pre-Book Date – March 5, 2013 Street Date – April 9, 2013 Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround SRP: $28.98 DVD $29.98 Blu-ray Aspect ratio: 16x9 2.40 About Millennium Entertainment Formed in

Get To Know The Cast From IRON MAN 3

Via fandango with the cast giving descriptions of their character from the upcoming film IRON MAN 3 . IRON MAN 3 , directed by Shane Black from a script by Black and Drew Pearce, also features Ben Kingsley, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale and Jon Favreau Watch the video after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

Exclusive Casey Bond Interview. We Talk Ring the Bell, Moneyball & Playing Tony The Tiger

We got a chance to talk to our buddy Casey Bond again. And this time we talk about his upcoming role in RING THE BELL , his role in the hit series Nashville and how his life has changed since MONEYBALL came out. And about an upcoming project that his is producing a film on legendary basketball coach  Don Meyer. Make sure to visit Casey's Facebook page and give him a LIKE  and follow him on Twitter @CaseyBond If you missed our first interview with Casey head over and check it out . Since the last time we spoke looks like you have been a busy man? Yes, its been a little while, but I have been busy with all kinds of different projects from the acting side to the producing side! Glad to be back interacting with you and thanks for your continued support! I see you have a film coming out on Today, April 9th titled "Ring the Bell." Can you tell us about the film? Right again... Ring the Bell just came out on DVD today, and I am one of the leads in the film

Magnolia Pictures NO PLACE ON EARTH Expending Into Theaters

NO PLACE ON EARTH is expending into theaters  The true tale of 38 Ukrainian Jews who survived World War II by living in caves for 18 months NO PLACE ON EARTH brings to light the untold story of thirty-eight Ukrainian Jews who survived World War II by living incaves for eighteen months, the longest-recorded sustained underground survival. Built upon interviews with former cave inhabitants, as well as Chris Nicola, the caving enthusiast who unearthed the story, NO PLACE ON EARTH is an extraordinary testament to ingenuity, willpower and endurance against all odds. Directed by Janet Tobias Featuring Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer, Sonia Dodyk, Sima Dodyk, Yetta Stermer, Sol Wexler and Chris Nicola NO PLACE ON EARTH is expanding to the following theaters this Friday April 12, 2013: See the list after the Jump... West Los Angeles, CA: The Landmark 12 Encino, CA: Town Center 5 Irvine, CA: Westpark 8 Regal Cinemas WhitePlains, NY: Cinema 100 Quad Malverne, NY: Malverne Ci

THE GODFATHER Returns To The Big Screen

ACADEMY AWARD WINNING ‘ THE GODFATHER ’ RETURNS TO SCREENS FOR CINEMARK’S CLASSIC SERIES ON WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2013 Next Round of Cinemark’s Classic Series Films to Feature ‘ RAGING BULL ’, and ‘ THE GRADUATE ’ Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), one of the world’s largest motion picture exhibitors, is pleased to announce the final film in the Best Picture Classic Series. The 1972 Academy Award Winner for Best Motion Picture, THE GODFATHER , will play in over 120 Cinemark theatres across the country, including on the Cinemark XD - Extreme Digital Cinema screens where available. Ranked #2 on the 2007 American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Movies of All Time, the film is scheduled to play on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at two separate show times, 2 pm and 7pm . "There is no greater iconic film than “ The Godfather ,” states James Meredith, VP, Head of Marketing and Communications at Cinemark. “It has set the standard for story-telling, launched a generation of great actor

HASBRO GI JOE: RETALIATION Action Figure Prize Pack Giveaway

Hasbro has  sent over an awesome prize pack for you G.I. JOE fans. With the success of G.I. JOE: RETALIATION , we have not one but 6 G.I. JOE Movie 3.75-in Action Figures to giveaway to one lucky winner. G.I. JOE , the iconic brand from Hasbro, returns in 2013 with new action figures, ninja masks, swords and more to deliver action and fun inspired by G.I. JOE: Retaliation! Play out the epic G.I. JOE vs. Cobra saga with favorite characters including Roadblock, Duke, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow! The new G.I. JOE toys are available now at major retailers nationwide. G.I. JOE: RETALIATION Review. Was It Worth The Wait? - Enter after the Jump... Email me @ and in Subject area add G.I. JOE giveaway. I need your full name and mailing address. Let me know why you deserve this prize pack? Please Leave A Comment-