Skip to main content


Showing posts from April 21, 2013


Star Trek: The Next Generation- The Best of Both Worlds Review. At It's Best

Star Trek: The Next Generation- The Best of Both Worlds Review By: MattInRC Here's why The Best of Both Worlds represents Star Trek: The Next Generation at its very best. Fathom Event’s recent one-night showing of Star Trek: The Next Generation- The Best of Both World s takes us back to a heady day in Science Fiction television, marking an important historical period for both the franchise and the genre in general. Those of us who are old enough to remember its original screening in 1990 can’t help but smile: The Best of Both Worlds ranks as a top 10 – if not a top 2 – cliffhanger. Well-conceived and heavy on special effects, and complete with as gut-punch of a season finale as you could get, Worlds captivated an audience for an entire summer, as fans lamented about the fate of Captain Jean Luc Picard ( Patrick Stewart , X-Men) after his capture and alteration by the Borg. At that time, Trek was the only game in town. Fans of the genre, dying for anything set in deep spac

The Big Wedding Review. The Film Is A Train Wreck

The Big Wedding Review By: MattInRC The Big Wedding is somewhat funny, but offers nothing new.   Warning: major plot spoilers ahead. After the movie Defiance , my wife and I instituted the 30-minute rule for movies: if we didn't like it at the 30-minute mark, either one of us could pull the plug. Too bad we as critics can't do the same for theater duds like The Big Wedding . As wedding day arrives for couple Missy ( Amanda Seyfried , Les Miserables) and Alejandro ( Ben Barnes , Narnia: Dawn Treader), Alejandro's separated parents Don ( Robert DeNiro , Goodfellas) and Ellie ( Diane Keaton , Morning Glory) must pretend to be married again to appease the boy's biological mother and devout Catholic. Don and Ellie's biological children Jared ( Topher Grace , Ocean's Eleven) and Lyla ( Katherine Heigl , Knocked Up) have their own relationship problems, as one has just left her boyfriend and the other remains a virgin whose reasons are a mysterious

Awesome Compilation Of Summer 2013 Movie Trailers  put together this awesome compilation of trailers for the upcoming 2013 movie season. In honor of the impending wave of awesome heading our way, is proud to present you with this ultimate summer movie trailer featuring many of the biggest and baddest films arriving in theaters over the next few months. Share it with everyone you know, and everyone they know. This thing needs to be seen! Here's a full list of movies featured, along with their release dates: May 3: Iron Man 3 May 10: The Great Gatsby May 17: Star Trek Into Darkness May 24: The Hangover Part III May 24: Fast & Furious 6 May 24: Epic May 31: After Earth May 31: Now You See Me June 7: The Internship June 12: This Is the End June 14: Man of Steel June 21: Monsters University June 21: World War Z June 28: White House Down July 3: Despicable Me 2 July 3: The Lone Ranger July 12: Pacific Rim July 12: Grown Ups 2 July 17: Turbo July 19: The Conjuring July 19: RED 2 J

The Newest Trailer For RED 2

Please enjoy the new trailer for RED 2 . In RED 2 , the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process. The film features the return of Bruce Willis ’ retired-but-still dangerous operative Frank Moses, along with pals Marvin Boggs ( John Malkovich ), Victoria ( Helen Mirren ) and sort-of girlfriend Sarah Ross ( Mary- Louise Parke r). This time around, the aging heroes must deal with the

BottleRock Napa Valley Limited 3 Day Passes For Sale

Due to popular demand, BottleRock Napa Valley , the power‐packed music festival being held May 9 through 12 in the heart of the legendary Napa Valley, has released a limited number of 3‐day passes for sale, while supplies last. The previously sold out 3‐day passes were made available as the tracking and analysis of day pass sales have opened up this limited opportunity. “We have been tracking our day pass sales to make sure we were able to offer up these additional 3‐day passes, which have proven to be the most‐popular with BottleRockers,” stated BottleRock founder Bob Vogt. “We anticipate these passes will sell out very quickly, based on our prior experience offering this option.” In addition to the best in food & wine, BottleRock Napa Valley features an incredible lineup of more than 80 artists, bands and performers, including; Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Zac Brown Band, Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Jane’s Addiction, The Shins, The Avett Brothers,


Check out the teaser poster for PRINCE AVALANCHE starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch ! Magnolia Pictures will release PRINCE AVALANCHE on iTunes/On Demand and in theaters August 9, 2013. Written and Directed by David Gordon Green, Starring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch An odd couple of sorts, meditative and stern Alvin and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance, dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. As they sink into their job in the remarkable landscape, they learn more than they want to about each other and their own limitations. An unlikely friendship develops through humor and nasty exchanges, leading to surprising affection. Adapted from Icelandic film Either Way, Prince Avalanche is driven by wonderful performances by Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, and Lance LeGault. Writer/director David Gordon Green gets back to his independent roots with this character study, whic

George Clooney To Produce Coronado High

In what amounts to their first move since winning the Best Picture Oscar for " Argo ," George Clooney and Grant Heslov are planning to produce " Coronado High ," a feature film adaptation of Joshuah Bearman's upcoming article, which Sony Pictures is in talks to acquire and develop as a potential directing vehicle for Clooney. Bearman's article has not been published yet so details remain thin, but those familiar with the story say it involves a group of teenagers who are used to smuggle drugs in Coronado, which is an affluent resort city near San Diego, California. Clooney and Heslov will produce with David Klawans, who executive produced "Argo." He's also producing an adaptation of Bearman's 2010 Wired magazine article "Art of the Steal." Bearman is the award-winning journalist whose Wired magazine article served as the basis for "Argo," which Clooney and Heslov produced through their Smoke House banner along wi

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For IRON MAN 3 In Sacramento

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for IRON MAN 3 ! The screening is on Tuesday 4/30 at 7:30PM at Regal Natomas Marketplace in Sacramento. We have a limited amount of tickets to give out. IRON MAN 3  is a 2013 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and the seventh installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, being the first major release in the franchise since the crossover film The Avengers . Shane Black directed a screenplay he co-wrote with Drew Pearce, which is based on the "Extremis" story arc by Warren Ellis. Jon Favreau, who directed the first two films, serves as executive producer, along with Kevin Feige. Robert Downey, Jr . reprises his role as the title character, with Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle , and Favreau reprising their roles as Pepper Potts, James Rhodes, and Happy Hogan, r

Is Jake Gyllenhaal The "Nightcrawler"

Dan Gilroy will make his directorial debut on the project, for which Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales at the upcoming Cannes Film Market. Jake Gyllenhaal will star as a freelance L.A. crime reporter, in Nightcrawler , which will mark the directorial debut of screenwriter Dan Gilroy. Rene Russo is set to co-star in the movie. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales on the project at the upcoming Cannes Film Market, with WME Global and CAA representing North American rights. Filming will begin in late October. Gilroy most recently co-wrote the screenplay for The Bourne Legacy with his brother Tony Gilroy. Tony Gilroy and Jennifer Fox, who collaborated on Michael Clayton, Duplicity and the Bourne series, will produce along with Gyllenhaal. Michel Litvak and David Lancaster also will produce as well as finance through their Bold Films banner. Gary Michael Walters will serve as executive producer. The project will also include editor John Gilroy and cinem

Scarlett Johansson To Star In Lucy

Luc Besson , the French director with a penchant for putting women front and center in his action movies, has found his next leading lady. Scarlett Johansson is in final negotiations to star in Besson's latest helming effort, the action-thriller Lucy . Universal has taken worldwide distribution rights with the exception of France, Benelux and China. Besson wrote the script for Lucy, which centers on a woman forced to become a drug mule. But the drug instead goes into her system, transforming her into an ass-kicking machine. She can absorb knowledge instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind and can't feel pain and other discomforts. Besson will produce with his EuropaCorp CEO Christophe Lambert. Thanks to the success of the Taken movies, EuropaCorp has been expanding its English-language operations and recently hired veteran production executive and producer Lisa Ellzey to join its Los Angeles offices. The Paris-based production and distribution entity, whi

Scream TV Show Coming To MTV

MTV is hoping for its next scripted hit in Scream. Nearly a year after THR reported that the cable network was eyeing a television adaptation of the Kevin Williamson -created franchise, MTV is moving forward with an official pilot order, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Produced with Dimension Films, MTV is currently in search of writers for the one-hour project while Scream director Wes Craven is in discussions to direct the pilot. Should Scream receive a series order, it would be slated for a summer 2014 launch and would join current scripted offerings Teen Wolf (also adapted from a film franchise) and Awkward. Please Leave A Comment-

Tatum & Levitt Wanted For Guys And Dolls Remake

At long last, 20th Century Fox has closed movie rights to Guys And Dolls , and the studio will soon start the process of developing a remake of the stage and movie classic for what Fox hopes will be a killer pairing of Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the roles made famous by Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando. There is no writer or director yet, but those guys are interested. While we are all waiting for the eventual movie adaptation of stage hits like Wicked and The Book Of Mormon, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a musical adaptation get the kind of rise out of movie stars that Guys And Dolls has each time a movie deal was rumored. Years ago, it looked like Harvey Weinstein was getting the rights, with his Chicago exec producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron producing the film. Thesps from Russell Crowe to Vin Diesel, Hugh Jackman and others all tossed their hats into the ring to play the leads. Trouble was, Jo Loesser, the widow of songwriter Frank Loesser, never found a deal to

New Monsters University Trailer. Let The Games Begin

As part of their big CinemaCon presentation last week, Disney talked up the latest Pixar film, Monsters University . Back when they were young, college-aged beasts, Mike Wazowski ( Billy Crystal ) and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan weren’t the good friends we know them as in Monsters, Inc . Nope: Mike was a small, nerdy, wannabe scare expert and Sulley (“Call me Jimmy”) was the oafish, exuberant, arrogant legacy student with a famous name and a laidback attitude to education. So what happened to make them bond? You’ll find out, as well as learning what happens when they both get kicked out of the scaring programme… Monsters University boasts an impressive voice cast surrounding the central pair, with Steve Buscemi and Frank Oz back as Randall and Fungus plus new recruits Aubrey Plaza, Nathan Fillion, John Krasinski, Charlie Day, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina and Joel Murray . Watch the trailer after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment- Source-Empire

New The Bling Ring Trailer

Based on actual events it may be, but possibly the most intriguing thing about The Bling Ring is how Sofia Coppola will portray the central characters, a group of teenage girls in LA who decide that instead of simply mimicking the lifestyles of the rich and infamous, they’ll rip them off wholesale. Can they be turned into sympathetic film characters? Ripped from the crime blotter of the Los Angeles Times, The Bling Ring finds celebrity-obsessed Rebecca ( Katie Chang ), Nicki ( Emma Watson ), Chloe ( Claire Julien ), Sam ( Taissa Farmiga ) and others deciding that they want to steal from such pop culture icons as Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, partly so they can feel the rush of crime and partly so they can get their claws on some swanky, expensive gear. The mini crimewave tore through the luxury communities between 2008 and 2009 until the authorities caught up with the gang, who, based on the evidence of this, seemed more concerned with whether they’d made a connection to the

Daredevil Returns Home To Marvel

The blogosphere is going wild as Marvel chief Kevin Feige does interviews for Iron Man 3 and acknowledges that Daredevil has returned to the Marvel fold at Disney. We told you this was going to happen last August, when a last ditch attempt to shape a movie with Joe Carnahan cratered. Ben Affleck starred in the original film, and he’s doing way more interesting things now as a writer/director/actor/producer. Without him, it was pretty clear that Fox wasn’t confident about bankrolling a superhero-sized movie based on the character and that the brass at the studio wasn’t at all upset about coming out on the losing end of the witching hour of when Marvel and Disney got back those rights. The intrigue will be to see if Marvel vamps the blind lawyer character, and whether he begins showing up in other superhero movies and maybe a sequel to The Avengers. They certainly have made The Hulk viable after he was pretty much thought to be dead as disco. Here’s what we said last August: Direc

Pain And Gain Review. Wildest & Funniest Rides We've Seen In Awhile

Pain And Gain Review By: MattInRC Pain and Gain is a hilarious, irreverent look at drug dealing, torture, and sex toys in 1995 Miami. But is it worth recommending? If you've been reading this site for awhile, you know our love for the unique movie. Sure, we love our large-scale superhero epics, but we're also big fans of the quirky and dark comedy. To us, film should push the boundaries and this genre is perfectly suited for such expectations. With the arrival of the based-on-a-true-story Pain and Gain, we have yet another reason to actually pay for a film. Mark Walhberg (Ted) plays Daniel Lugo, a fitness nut at a local Miami gym with a penchant for smooth talking his clients into dubious and even illegal schemes. Although he was eventually arrested, Lugo goes off on an emotional but practiced rant, dressed in a tie and jean shorts. No wonder the judge gives him the maximum sentence. Ready for the chance at the big time, Lugo attends a workshop with the foulmout

MUD Opens This Friday

MUD opens in theaters this Friday, April 26, 2013! For a list of theaters, please visit Directed by Jeff Nichols, starring Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Sam Shepard, Michael Shannon and Reese Witherspoon . Presented by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions MUD is an adventure about two boys, Ellis ( Tye Sheridan ) and his friend Neckbone ( Jacob Lofland ), who find a man named Mud ( Matthew McConnaughey ) hiding out on an island in the Mississippi. Mud describes fantastic scenarios—he killed a man in Texas and vengeful bounty hunters are coming to get him. He says he is planning to meet and escape with the love of his life, Juniper ( Reese Witherspoon ), who is waiting for him in town. Skeptical but intrigued, Ellis and Neckbone agree to help him. It isn’t long until Mud’s visions come true and their small town is besieged by a beautiful girl with a line of bounty hunters in tow. Please Leave A Comment-

Dodgeball Sequel On It's Way

The studio and the production company run by Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld have tapped Clay Tarver to pen a script for a long-talked-about sequel to the hit comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story . The 2004 film starred Vince Vaughn as the slacker owner of rundown gym who gathers a group of misfits into a dodgeball tournament in order to defeat an encroaching corporate gym run by Stiller. The movie grossed more than $114 million domestically on a reported budget of $20 million. While Fox, Vaughn and Stiller have long mulled the idea of a sequel, little action had been taken. It was even a joke on an episode of Ricky Gervais’ Extras in which Stiller guest-starred. Now the sequel will focus on Vaughn and Stiller forced to team up to fight an even bigger threat, according to sources. Tarver co-wrote with J.J. Abrams the 2001 thriller Joy Ride but has spent much of his time in the comedy world and has a familiarity with niche, subculture activities. Please Leave A Com

Pain & Gain LA Premiere Images

Here are images from The Los Angeles Premiere of " Pain & Gain " took place at the Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, CA on Monday, April 22, 2013. Make sure to go see the film this Friday! 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 the help of recently released criminal Paul Doyle ( Dwayne Johnson ), the "Sun Gym Gang" successfully gets Kershaw to sign over all his finances. But when Kershaw survives an attempted murder by the gang, he hires private investigator Ed Du Bois ( Ed Harris ) to catch the criminals after the Miami Police Department fails to do so. Stay tuned for our review that will be up on Friday. See all the images after the Jump...

Dallas Buyers Club Gets Nabbed By Focus Features

Dallas Buyers Club , currently in post-production, has been acquired by Focus Features for domestic theatrical release in the second half of 2013. The company has also acquired Latin American rights to the feature. Focus CEO James Schamus and Focus president Andrew Karpen made the announcement today. A Truth Entertainment production, Dallas Buyers Club is produced by Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter. Spirit Award winner Matthew McConaughey stars in the fact-based drama for director Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria). The film’s original screenplay is by Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack. In Dallas Buyers Club, Mr. McConaughey portrays real-life Texas electrician Ron Woodroof, an ordinary man who found himself in a life-or-death battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies. In 1986, Ron was blindsided by being diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. With the U.S. still internally divided over how to combat the virus and restricting medicati

THE BIG WEDDING Comes Out This Friday

At long last, THE BIG WEDDING will be hitting theaters everywhere THIS FRIDAY! Don't forget to buy your ticket now to BUY ONE GET ONE FREE … movies and weddings are always more fun when you can bring someone! It's everything you ever wanted in a movie…an all-star cast, lots of laughs, romance, and family fun. Check out your favorite stars including Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, Ben Barnes, and Amanda Seyfried in THE BIG WEDDING – this is one wedding you won't want to miss! With an all-star cast led by Robert DeNiro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, with Susan Sarandon and Robin Williams , THE BIG WEDDING is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced coupl