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THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Soundtrack Will Be Released August 26th

LIONSGATE AND REPUBLIC RECORDS ANNOUNCE THAT COLDPLAY WILL RELEASE FIRST TRACK TITLED “ ATLAS ” FROM " THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE " SOUNDTRACK ON AUGUST 26 Deal Marks First Time the Multi-Grammy® Winning Band will Record for a Motion Picture Multiplatinum recording artist Coldplay will release the first track from the official soundtrack album for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, it was announced today by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Republic Records, marking the first time Coldplay has ever recorded an original song for a motion picture. The song, titled “Atlas,” is scheduled to be available via iTunes and all digital retailers on August 26, 2013. Republic Records is again teaming up with Lionsgate to release the soundtrack in advance of Lionsgate distributing the film on screens worldwide on November 22, 2013. "I have great respect and admiration for Coldplay, and we are thrilled with how well they have connected to the themes and ideas within the film,"

Elysium Review. Elysium is A Wild, Messy, Ugly, & Awesome Futuristic Ride

Elysium Review By: MattInRC If you had the great luck to check out the Science Fiction surprise District 9 , you were introduced to South African filmmaker Neill Blomkamp , who painted the perfect 'Can't we all get along?' apartheid story. His newest release, the distopian Elysium, isn't as provocative or as meaningful, but it does strengthen his resume as an up-and-coming director in an intriguing batch of rising stars. Set in the year 2154, Elysium is more like A Tale of Two Cities, except this one features an Earth choking on its own pollution, crime, and absolute destitution. Robots patrol the streets, but no one seems willing to stop the human misery. Enter the ex-con Max ( Matt Damon , The Bourne Identity), who's trying to put his life back on track. With his head shaved and a body full of tattoos, Max works at the local plant which makes the robotic henchman who early in the show break his arm while conducting a search. It's in the hospital tha

Ronda Rousey To Join Fast & Furious 7

Following in the ass-kicking footsteps of Gina Carano , Ronda Rousey appears set to become the latest Ultimate Fighting champ to head for the Fast & Furious franchise, closing in on a deal for what is currently called Fast & Furious 7 . James Wan is taking over directorial duties for the new film, which will follow directly on from the sixth instalment and see Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and the gang plunged into what will likely be a mission of revenge after the death of one of their own at the end of that adventure. Assuming she signs on, Rousey would take a relatively small supporting part that will let her do what she does best: cause bruises. With Michelle Rodriguez’ Letty back as part of the team, we’d imagine Rousey will have a serious challenge on her hands. There are few confirmed details on the plot of the new movie, which is once more written by Chris Morgan, though we do know it’ll be set mostly in Los Angeles, albeit with a shoot pencilled in for Atlanta t

Win Tickets To An Advanced Screening For THE SPECTACULAR NOW In Roseville

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening THE SPECTACULAR NOW on Monday, August 12, 2013 @ 7:00PM @ Century Roseville. “See the most spectacular movie of the summer.” “Read the NY Times Best Seller novel by Tim Tharp.” THE SPECTACULAR NOW is an upcoming American comedy-drama film directed by James Ponsoldt, written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (based on The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp), and starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley both won acting awards. Critics there gave it overwhelmingly positive reviews, saying, "John Hughes would be proud." Sutter Keely ( Miles Teller ) lives in the now. It’s a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he’s the life of the party, loves his job at a men’s clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he’s never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified Thirst Master cup. But

Ashton Kutcher & Josh Gad Talk JOBS

In anticipation of JOBS opening nationwide NEXT FRIDAY, August 16th,  check out the 2 new videos. Watch JOBS stars Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad discuss their roles in Open Road Film's upcoming movie JOBS. It only takes one person to start a revolution. The extraordinary story of Steve Jobs, the original innovator and ground-breaking entrepreneur who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. The film tells the epic and turbulent story of Jobs as he blazed a trail that changed technology -- and the world – forever. CAST: Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, Matthew Modine, James Woods DIRECTOR: Joshua Michael Stern Check out Ashton Kutcher talk about Steve Jobs' innovative mind, brutal honesty and personal history in his appearance on The Colbert Report last night: . Also, don't miss Josh Gad chat about his experience of portraying St

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For KICK-ASS 2 In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For KICK-ASS 2 . The screening is on Tuesday, August 13th @ Century Downtown Plaza @ 7:00 PM After Kick-Ass’ ( Aaron Taylor-Johnson ) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes ( Jim Carrey ), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist ( Christopher Mintz-Plasse )—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl ( Chloë Grace Moretz ) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave decides to start the world’s first superhero team with Mindy. Unfortunately, when Mindy is busted for sneaking out as Hit Girl, she’s forced to retire—leaving her to navigate the terrifying world of high-school mean girls on her own. With no one left to turn to, Dave joi

KICK-ASS- Packed With Extras On YEAH!

Before KICK-ASS 2 comes out next week, YEAH ! has released the original film with awesome extras, including behind-the-scenes secrets and stories, and exclusive new interviews with Christopher Mintz-Plasse and KICK-ASS creator Mark Millar . KICK-ASS ON YEAH ! About YEAH! YEAH! is an online movie site that takes your favorite movies - movies you know and love - and dissects them in ridiculous detail, surrounded by factoids, secrets, brand new interviews, quizzes, polls, and much, much more. It's like nothing you've ever seen and it's quite simply the best movie watching experience anywhere. We think you'll like it. So turn down the lights, pop some popcorn and let's dig into some movies. --------------------------------------------- YEAH! Official Facebook Page: Official Tumblr Page: Please Leave A Comment-

The Counselor Trailer Starring Michael Fassbender & Brad Pitt

The Counselor or The Counsellor? It depends if you're American (the former) or British (the latter), but really, it doesn't much matter. All that counts is that this is Ridley Scott directing a Cormac McCarthy script, with Michael Fassbender starring alongside Cameron Diaz , Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Brad Pitt . The film also comes laden with slightly less well-known acting goodness in the form of Goran Visnjic, Bruno Ganz, Natalie Dormer and even Breaking Bad’s Hank, Dean Norris, who all show up in the No Country For Old Men writer's tale of crime, corruption and one man getting into very deep doo-doo. Despite his belief that he can get involved with narco-trading, make a mint and pull the escape cord any time he likes, Fassbender’s main man soon ends up in real trouble, on the run from seriously nasty people. As Bardem says, “You won’t see it coming.” Please Leave A Comment- Source-Empire


On behalf of IFC Films we are pleased to share the official trailer for their upcoming film, DEVIL'S PASS . Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger), the film follows five American college students as they explore the infamous Dyatlov’s Pass in hopes of uncovering the mystery of nine Russian hikers who made the same trek in 1959 – only to be found dead two weeks later. The real life mystery of the Dyatlov Pass Incident has baffled investigators and researchers for decades, and rumors have attributed their strange deaths to everything from alien encounters to government conspiracies. Check out the brand new trailer to join a new generation of explorers as they make their way through the infamous Ural Mountains and uncover secrets more shocking than they could have ever imagined. DEVIL'S PASS opens in select theaters and will be available on cable VOD, as well as digital platforms (including iTunes and SundanceNow) on August 23rd. Fact: In February of 1959,


SCREENWRITER, SCOTT NEUSTADTER , TO PARTICIPATE IN Q&A’S AFTER SHOWINGS ON OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th. Screenwriter, Scott Neustadter , will participate in Q&A’s immediately following THE SPECTACULAR NOW on opening night! Scott Neustadter wrote THE SPECTACULAR NOW screenplay along with Michael Weber, based on the New York Times Best-selling novel by Tim Tharp. The two also penned the screenplay for the critically acclaimed 500 DAYS OF SUMMER . Their upcoming screenplays will include adaptations of two New York Times bestselling novels: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. WHERE: Sundance Kabuki Cinemas 1881 Post Street, San Francisco, CA (415) 346-3243 To buy tickets, please call the Kabuki or visit their box office. Tickets can also be purchased by visiting their website: & Century 9 SF Centre 845 Market Street, Suite 5000, San Francisco, CA (415) 538-8422 To buy tickets, pleas

Come Follow Cornetto Trilogy On Tumblr

The Last Call Tour with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost is in full swing! Make sure to follow the guys on the new Cornetto Trilogy Tumblr page for updates from the road, new content, exclusive fan art and more in celebration of trilogy capper THE WORLD'S END -- opening in theaters everywhere on Friday, August 23rd, 2013! Director Edgar Wright and actors Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite for a third film following the successes "Shaun of the Dead" (2004) and "Hot Fuzz" (2007). In "The World's End," 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub - The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present

Thor: The Dark World Second Trailer Has Arrived

The new trailer for MARVEL'S THOR: THE DARK WORLD is now available now, having just debuted as part of their Geek Week's Super Wednesday. Marvel’s " Thor: The Dark World " continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s "Thor" and "Marvel’s The Avengers," Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos...but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Starring C hris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson

Sam Rockwell In Talks To Star In Poltergeist Reboot

After stealing every scene in " The Way Way Back ," Sam Rockwell is in early talks to star opposite Rosemarie DeWitt in MGM and Fox 2000's " Poltergeist " reboot, TheWrap has learned. Rockwell is currently weighing several movie offers and hasn't officially decided to take the part, though an individual familiar with the project tells TheWrap that Rockwell is now the filmmakers' top choice -- and that the actor is intrigued by the prospect of a lead role in a studio movie produced by horror maestro Sam Raimi. Rockwell's representatives did not respond to multiple requests for comment. MGM, which is co-financing, had no comment. Gil Kenan ("Monster House") is directing the "Poltergeist" remake from a script by David Lindsay-Abaire, who penned "Oz: The Great and Powerful" for Raimi. Should a deal work out, Rockwell would play the patriarch of the Bowen family -- they were the Freeling family in the original --

Blue Jasmine Review. Why Is Woody Allen Still Allowed To Make Movies?

  Blue Jasmine Review By: MattInRC The Woody Allen drama Blue Jasmine wants to be something special, but we know better. Director Woody Allen is persona non grata in our home, having stolen the 1978 Oscar for Annie Hall from Star Wars: Episode IV . That was a dark day in movie history, even though we can thank Allen for introducing us to the modern comedy. But that was four decades and an odd marriage ago, and Allen seems more like someone who would rather surround his movies with a vast array of stars rather than just tell good stories. Blue Jasmine not only proves this status quo but that his seventy-something mentality went out of style years ago. The former socialite-turned-basketcase Jasmine ( Cate Blanchett , Elizabeth) is in serious trouble. Fresh off an FBI investigation over her philandering big-business husband Hal ( Alec Baldwin , The Hunt for Red October), Jasmine has relocated to San Francisco, where her sister Ginger ( Sally Hawkins , Layer Cake

Planes Review. Adventurous Storyline & Enduring Characters

Planes Review By: Jennifer Vogt Schadel Please welcome guest reviewer Jennifer Vogt Schadel. From time to time she will be dropping by with her reviews. If you are looking for a rip-roaring good time for the whole family, “ Planes ” is the movie for you! Disney brings to life the world in the sky in this action-packed, fun-loving thriller that brings you to the world of “Planes”. Dusty (voiced by Dane Cook ) is a humble crop-duster with a big dream, a dream to compete in a plane race around the globe amongst the fastest planes from all over the world. But coming from the corn fields of Nebraska, Dusty has a long road to travel before he can achieve his dream. Along with the help of his beloved friends Leadbottom ( Cedric the Entertainer ), Chug ( Brad Garrett ), Dottie ( Teri Hatcher ) and Skipper ( Stacy Keach ), “Planes” takes on the adventure that gives you soaring highs as well as valley lows. Dusty makes new friends, who are destined to become some of Disney’s most enduring


The new teaser trailer for Disney’s “ MUPPETS MOST WANTED ” is now available via Disney’s “ Muppets Most Wanted ” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais . The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” is directed by James Bobin and produced by David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. Bobin co-wrote the screenplay with Nicholas Stoller, who is also executive producer with John G. Scotti. Featuring music from Academy Award®-winning songwriter Bret McKenzie, “Muppets Most Wanted” hits the

Screening For MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D At D23

THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK & MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK PRESENTS A SPECIAL SCREENING OF MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D . AT D23 EXPO 2013 Executive Producer Jeph Loeb hosts viewing event of the upcoming action-packed drama on August 11 in the D23 Expo Arena Guests at the D23 Expo will be among the first to see the highly anticipated one-hour drama Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Sunday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the D23 Expo Arena. Marvel’s Head of Television & Series executive producer Jeph Loeb will introduce the screening, taking place during the ultimate Disney fan event, August 9 – 11, at the Anaheim Convention Center . The series begins where Marvel's The Avengers left off. It's just after the battle of New York , and now that the existence of Super Heroes and the incredible has become public knowledge, the world is trying to come to grips with this new reality. Agent Phil Coulson ( Clark Gregg ) is back in action and now has his eye on a mysterious gro

Come Support Got Your 6

MACY'S 'AMERICAN ICONS' CAMPAIGN SURPASSES $3 MILLION GOAL FOR GOT YOUR 6 Hundreds of thousands of veterans and military families expected to benefit from 'American Icons' fundraising for Got Your 6 Today, national veteran campaign Got Your 6 and leading national retailer Macy's announce early fundraising results from Macy's "American Icons" campaign. The campaign reached the $3 million goal in just a few weeks and on June 1st Macy's held an additional promotion called "Got Your 6 Saturday" that raised more than $415,000 in addition to the $3 million already raised, so that through "American Icons," Macy's has raised more than $3.4 million to support Got Your 6 and its veteran-focused nonprofit partners. Launched in mid-May, "American Icons" featured a cause marketing effort that offered customers a special savings pass for $3, or the chance to purchase the pass and the iconic "Got Your 6"


PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND SKYDANCE PRODUCTIONS TAP CHRISTOPHER McQUARRIE TO DIRECT THE NEXT MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions announced today that Christopher McQuarrie will direct the next “ MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE ” film. McQuarrie will direct from a screenplay by Drew Pearce, with Tom Cruise reprising the iconic role of Ethan Hunt, who was first introduced to moviegoers in 1996. The project will be produced by Cruise through Tom Cruise Productions, Paramount and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot, who served as producers on previous films in the hit series. Skydance Productions, who served as co-financers and executive producers of the last installment, will work closely with the team in the development and production process. “I am thrilled to reunite with Chris for the latest installment in the Mission series," said Cruise. “I began producing the films with the goal that a different director with his own vision would make each one. Chris is an extrao

Is Denzel Washington Most Bankable Hollywood Star?

Denzel does have a habit of delivering more than $20 million in box office receipts whenever one of his movies opens. The latest release, " 2 Guns ", is no exception, having logged $27.4 million this past weekend. That's certainly not as stellar as, say, " Safe House " ($40.2 million) or "T he Book of Eli " ($32.8 million) but it's better than " The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 " ($23.4 million). Even the Oscar-bait movie " Flight " has made money, and that's saying something for a movie where all the action comes in the first 15 minutes. In historical context, it's clear that " 2 Guns " didn’t, um, blow the box office away, but Washington still seems to be having a better summer than many. (Right, Ryan Reynolds ?) Sure, Johnny Depp's " Lone Ranger " brought in roughly the same amount in its opening weekend earlier this season — but that flick was a $250 million production. As opposed to, you know, &

2 Guns Shoots Down Competition

Worldwide, the box office belonged to the small, blue types called Smurfs, but American audiences seemed more inclined to watch Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington shoot a lot. Action thriller 2 Guns took the top spot across the pond, earning $27.3 million. It displaced The Wolverine , which fell to second and made $21.7 million. The Smurfs sequel still had an impact in the states, though, taking in $18.2 million. The Conjuring continued to do well, adding $13.6 million in fourth for a current US total of $108.5 million. Rounding out the top five was Despicable Me 2 with $10.3 million. Grown Ups 2 fell one place to sixth, making $8.1 million, while snail ‘toon Turbo dropped from fourth to seventh, taking in $6.4 million. Red 2 was eighth with $5.6 million, while The Heat was ninth with $4.7 million. Finally, Pacific Rim was 10th, earning $4.7 million, for a running total of $92.9 million in the States - which suggests it might yet squeak past the $100m mark and regain i

Ed Harris To Star In Shakespeare's Cymbeline

From writer-director Michael Almereyda, the film is a modern-day adaption of the classic play. Ed Harris has signed on to star opposite Ethan Hawke in writer-director Michael Almereyda's modern-day adaption of Shakespeare's Cymbeline . Scheduled to start principal photography on Aug. 19 in New York, Cymbeline unfolds as a battle between dirty cops and a drug-dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled 21st century America. Harris will play King Cymbeline. Anthony Katagas (12 Years a Slave) is producing alongside Michael Benaroya (Margin Call), who will fully finance the film through his banner Benaroya Pictures. Benaroya's Ben Sachs is exec producing the film. Harris' upcoming credits include The Weinstein Company’s Snowpiercer alongside Jamie Bell and Chris Evans and the romantic drama The Face of Love opposite Annette Bening. He is a four-time Academy Award nominee for his performances in Apollo 13, The Truman Show, The Hours and Pollock, which he also

ENDER'S GAME-New One-Sheet & Trailer Launches Tomorrow

Here is the new poster for ENDER'S GAME , and the final trailer, launching tomorrow at 9:00 AM PT In the near future, a hostile alien race called the Formics have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy but strategically brilliant boy, is recruited to join the elite. Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult challenges and simulations, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he's trained by Mazer Rackham himself to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that w

Fifth Bourne Film On It's Way

Universal is planning on bringing back the Bourne franchise for a fifth installment. Anthony Peckham has been hired to write the script for the next film in the action franchise, which will continue the story of Aaron Cross, played by Jeremy Renner . Renner took over the lead from Matt Damon in the franchise for the fourth film, The Bourne Legacy . He plays Cross, another medically enhanced covert operative in the same vein as Damon's Jason Bourne. Franchise screenwriter Tony Gilroy took over directorial reins from Paul Greengrass, and Tony and Dan Gilroy wrote the script for Legacy. The fourth film in the franchise opened No. 1 at the box office with $38.1 million in the U.S. and went on to gross $276.1 million worldwide. Please Leave A Comment- Source- THR

Your 12th Doctor Is Peter Capaldi

It’s somehow heartening that, years after it was written off as a joke, shoved into limbo and left to moulder, Doctor Who has now evolved – or re-generated – into something special enough to warrant an entire live show built around the annoucement of the next occupant of the TARDIS. Now, in its 50th year, we know that the 12th incarnation will be Peter Capaldi . Capaldi , who is still probably best known as the foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker from The Thick Of It (and to some, forever as the Angel Islington from TV's Neverwhere), will be outsmarting evil, running around, making silly jokes and generally being a meddling mad man with a box. Matt Smith will re-generate into Capaldi's form during the Christmas special this year. “I’m surprised to see the Doctor looking back in the mirror,” he said in the announcement show. “He’s not there yet, but he’s reaching out.” Bets have been taken for months on the identity of the new Doctor, since the role has these days taken on the fer

WE'RE THE MILLERS Prize Pack Giveaway

Enter to win WE'RE THE MILLERS giveaway. We got our hands on some exclusive promotional film items on behalf of the film. We're The Millers finds small-scale pot dealer David Burke ( Sudeikis ) getting into a spot of bother when Ed Helms' sleazy kingpin offers him a potentially lucrative job: smuggle a batch of pot across the border from Mexico back into the US and Burke will score $100,000. There’s a hitch, however. If he goes across alone, he’ll look suspicious. So Burke nabs an RV and starts to recruit a fake family to hide the fact that he’ll be transporting several kilos of marijuana. Neighborhood no-good nerd Kenny ( Will Poulter ) will be his son; crafty Casey ( Emma Roberts ) his daughter and stripper Rose ( Jennifer Aniston ) is the woman he asks to be his fake wife. First make sure to LIKE the film on Facebook . Like SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook . Send an email to as follow: Subject WE’RETHEMILLERS Giveaway I