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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ESCAPE PLAN In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For Screening For ESCAPE PLAN on Tuesday, October 15th @ 7:00PM at Century 9 SF Centre In San Francisco. Action superstars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegge r team up in the action-thriller ESCAPE PLAN . Ray Breslin ( Stallone ), the world’s foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” But when he is wrongly imprisoned, he must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer ( Schwarzenegger ) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built. Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . Official Website - See how to win tickets after the Jump... Go to GOFOBO and enter code below SAND7WHH DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ESCAPE PLAN In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance For Screening For ESCAPE PLAN on Tuesday, October 15th @ 7:00PM In Fresno. Action superstars Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegge r team up in the action-thriller ESCAPE PLAN . Ray Breslin ( Stallone ), the world’s foremost authority on structural security, agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” But when he is wrongly imprisoned, he must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer ( Schwarzenegger ) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built. Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter . Official Website - See how to win tickets after the Jump... Go to GOFOBO and enter code below SANDW01K DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATRE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOO

Don Jon Review. Read Why Don Jon Is Not On Anyone's Radar, But Absolutely Should Be

Don Jon Review By: MattInRC If you've ever known someone from the East Coast, you'll know they operate with a more...honest nature. If they're in a bad mood, they tell you; if they love you, it's unconditional and usually followed by a crushing hug. For those of us transplants whose overly-gracious nature is missed on West Coast folks, it can be a difficult adjustment. For those West Coasters who might stumble upon the terrific comedy Don Jon , you're in for a schooling on East Coast Attitude 101. Hilarious, irreverent, and totally on the edge of good taste, Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial acumen will also impress with great performances about a guy with two sexual obsessions. Jon ( Levitt ) is a classic New Jersey boy obsessed with sleeping with as many women as possible. Young and filled with an over-inflated view of himself, Jon and his buddies troll the bars assigning numbers to women before hitting on them. Jon definitely gets the best

The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Comic-Con Teaser Trailer

Epic tidings, web people. The Comic-Con teaser for The Avengers: Age Of Ultron is finally online and, lo, it is LOUD. Adjust your expectations, because there's zero actual footage here - they haven't started filming yet and that would be magic beyond even Marvel's powers - but there is plenty of excitement and portent crammed into these few short seconds. Grim tidings for poor Iron Man, whose helmet is crunched slowly into Ultron's evil robot bonce. There's also a reminder in those snippets of Avengers dialogue that the crew don't get along that well and have scattered to the four winds. "They’ve gone their separate ways,” Maria Hill tells Nick Fury. “They’ll come back,” Fury replies. “Because we’ll need them to.” We will. Age Of Ultron will see Tony Stark and the gang taking on a brand new threat torn from the pages of Marvel comic lore and given a spit-and-polish origin story for the big screen. Ultron (James Spader) is a criminally insane, sentient

Gordon Returns To Gotham

In one of the biggest drama deals this season, after a bidding war, Fox has landed Gotham , from Warner Bros. TV and The Mentalist creator Bruno Heller, with a series commitment. For Gotham, Warner Bros TV is mining one of DC Comics‘ most popular character universes, Batman. It explores the origin stories of Commissioner James Gordon and the villains who made Gotham City famous. In Gotham, Gordon is still a detective with the Gotham City Police Department and has yet to meet Batman, who will not be part of the series. The Gordon character was introduced in 1939 in the very first Batman comic. Created by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, Commissioner Gordon has appeared in comic books as well as Batman films and series, including in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, where he was played by Gary Oldman. Along with the Superman franchise, the Batman universe is probably the most prized DC property. While Superman spawned the long-running series Smallville, this is the first series featur

New Gravity Featurette

" Gravity " is just a little more than a week away from blowing the world's collective mind, so if you aren't already looking forward to the new masterpiece from Alfonso Cuaron , you better start now. Soon it won't be as cool to love "Gravity" because everyone will already be talking about it, so get on it! A new featurette from AMC Theatres does a good job at previewing the movie without give too much away, but if you're totally spoiler-phobic, it's best to stay away from pretty much any promotional material for "Gravity." You should just find your nearest IMAX screen and see it the day that it opens. One of the dozen or so revolutionary things that "Gravity" does is find an actual purpose for 3-D. It's not overdone. When Cuaron does use it, he does so in a meaningful way that communicates space. A wrench will fly just out of someone's grasp or space debris will cloud their area. It's enough to make you forg

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Review. Film Is Too Dam Cute To Hate

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 Review By: MattInRC The likeable Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is too damn cute to hate. No joke. Director Cody Cameron's film about food gone horribly awry is sweet, fun entertainment that doesn't pretend to be anything more than what it is. What that is, a movie about food that takes on human attributes, will make you mostly hungry throughout, but will definitely entertain with its cheesiness. Scenes of greasy burgers, sushi, fruits, and deserts perpetuate the environment as scientist Flint Lockwood (voiced by Bill Hader ) attempts to fix his invention which has turned Shadow Falls into a place where food is alive. Almost everyone is back for the sequel, except for Mr. T's police officer Earl Devereaux (voiced by Terry Crews ). Lockwood now works for LIVE Corp, an Apple-like business run by Lockwood's idol Chester V (voiced by Will Forte ), who wants the boy's invention - called a FLDSMDFR - for his own evil plan

First Look At Disney's INTO THE WOODS

Check out the first look at Meryl Streep as the Witch in Disney’s INTO THE WOODS ! Meryl Streep ventures “ INTO THE WOODS ” as the Witch who wishes to reverse a curse so that her beauty may be restored. The humorous and heartfelt musical, a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, explores the consequences of the quests of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel —all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, and the witch who cast a spell on them. In theaters Dec. 25, 2014. INTO THE WOODS is an upcoming musical fantasy film directed by Rob Marshall and stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Chris Pine, Anna Kendrick, and Johnny Depp . Based on the eponymous Broadway musical by Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, the film is a fantasy genre crossover centered on a childless couple, who set out to end a curse placed on them by a vengeful witch. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures, the film will be released on December 25, 201

PLANES Flies Into Blu-ray November 19th

The High-Flying Adventure About Dreams Taking Flight Lands on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand on November 19, 2013, Just in Time for the Gift-Giving Holiday Season Disney's heartwarming family comedy, “ PLANES ,” revved up with high-flying action and adventure, lands in homes and mass retailers nationwide on November 19th. This endearing underdog story about a crop dusting plane named Dusty with sky-high dreams touches down on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand featuring a cargo hold full of exciting bonus features. Guaranteeing hours of fun, “PLANES” is the perfect gift for “ladies and gentle-planes” of all ages this holiday season. After spreading its wings in theaters, “PLANES” soars to glorious new heights on Blu-ray, featuring wondrous high definition picture and sound and never-before-seen bonus features, including musical number “Franz’s Song,” deleted scenes, a behind-the-scenes featurette that follows Director Klay Hall’s personal journey during the maki

Gerard Butler Wants A Piece Of Gods Of Egypt

The pantheon for Alex Proyas’ new project, Gods Of Egypt , appears to be growing by one. After playing a Spartan king in 300 and saving the President of the United States in Olympus Has Fallen , Gerard Butler wants to become a deity in the film. Well, they say you should dream big… Butler is in talks to play Set, the god of the desert, storms and foreigners in the Egyptian mythology. If he does sign, he’ll be getting violent, killing and mutilating his own brother, Osiris. It's all part of his dastardly plan to murder their father, Ra. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Geoffrey Rush has signed on for that role. His murderous ways bring Set into direct conflict with Osiris’ son, Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), who teams up with Hathor, the goddess of love, and a human thief, to seek vengeance. Leonidas vs. Jamie Lannister? This could be one heck of a rumble. Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama are writing the script and Proyas is guiding this one through development. With cas

Rush Review. The Film Delivers The Danger Of Formula 1 Racing Right To Us, & We're All The Better For It.

Rush Review By: MattInRC September continues to impress with the high-octane drama Rush. Apollo 13 director Ron Howard once again writes the book on real-life heroism, producing a compelling and exhilarating study of one of the most famous Formula 1 race car rivalries of the 1970's. An often deadly affair, this sport swallowed up both men and corporations determined to own the road. But what the sport needed was a rivalry to match the menacing machines that sometimes won the day. Enter the British driver James Hunt ( Chris Hemsworth ) and his nemesis Niki Lauda ( Daniel Brühl ), both with wildly different styles but similarly determined to win. Lauda is a brilliant but misunderstood engineer/driver whose banker father looks down on his abilities, while Hunt is the cocky playboy who's as comfortable with his threesomes as he is on the racetrack. Neither likes each other from the start, but both see their careers in parallel as they peel off from the minor-league F3, str

Minnie Driver Flies With The Blackbirds

There are two Blackbirds currently vying for your attention. One is a Hitchcockian conspiracy thriller directed by David Mamet and starring Cate Blanchett . The other is a music-biz romance coming together at Relativity, with Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life Of Bees) at the helm. It's the latter that concerns us this morning, with the news that Minnie Driver and rapper Machine Gun Kelly have both joined the cast. Danny Glover is already on board, along with Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Undercovers, Touch, Odd Thomas) and Nate Parker (Red Tails). The film is about Noni Jean ( Mbatha-Raw ), a musician on the verge of superstardom who's buckling under the pressure and on the verge of suicide until her emotional life is turned around by local cop Kaz ( Parker ). Their parents urge them to put their careers before their relationship, but together they're able to break free from those controlling voices and find their own direction. Driver will play Mbatha-Raw's pushy mo

THIS IS THE END On Blu-ray October 1st

THIS IS THE END , a summer box office comedy sleeper starring James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogan, Jay Barcuchel and Danny McBride , which releases on various home entertainment formats this October 1st. THIS IS THE END follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. Please Leave A Comment-

New THOR TV SPOT. “Return Of An Avenger”

Check out the new TV spot “ Return of an Avenger ” for MARVEL'S THOR: THE DARK WORLD , that first aired last night during MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D 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. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves…but our universe itself. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje,

Fall Television Season Review. So Far

Verdict: Fall Television Season By: MattInRC Sometimes my boss here at SJF allows me to actually go home and enjoy small screen affairs. I know, reviewing 100 films last year takes a bit of the tan off, but so does watching as much television as I do. This year, the networks are making it even harder, especially with some seriously interesting new shows. As someone who only watches Over-the-Air programming, I have to say that 2013 looks at least on paper to be the most intriguing in several years. Welcoming back our favs Person of Interest, The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, and The Following has kept us busy, while several new shows (some of which with October and November premieres) means our DVR will be humming through Christmas. But, that also means some shows have got to go: goodbye NCIS: Los Angeles (too dull), Hawaii Five-O (Fridays - enough said), and 2 Broke Girls (Denning's boots don't make a show), while Revolution (potentially the most disappointing) could


LIONSGATE AND REPUBLIC RECORDS ASSEMBLE ALL-STAR, TOP-SELLING ARTISTS FOR ‘ THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE ’ SOUNDTRACK. Soundtrack Featuring Coldplay, Sia, Christina Aguilera , and Other Chart Topping Talent Available In Stores and Online November 19th. Coldplay’s “ Atlas ,” the First Track Released, Ranked #1 Song on iTunes Charts in 42 Countries. Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) and Republic Records today announced a powerful, star-studded lineup for the soundtrack to the motion picture The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, mixing established music icons including seven-time Grammy® winning band Coldplay, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith, and Grammy Award winning Christina Aguilera , along with some of the hottest Billboard chart topping newcomers in the music business. Also top-lining this exceptionally talent-rich collection are The Lumineers, whose self-titled debut album achieved platinum sales status in the US, Canada (3x), UK, Ireland and Australia and Gold in Germany and

ENDER'S GAME TV Spot & International Banner

First TV spot for ENDER'S GAME plus a new international banner. ENDER'S GAME opens nationwide on November 1, 2013. 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, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Hyrum Graff and the International Military are training only the best young minds to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin, 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 will determine the futu

New Trailer For Disney’s FROZEN

The new trailer for Disney’s FROZEN is here. Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “ Tangled ” and “ Wreck-It Ralph ,” presents “ Frozen ,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell ) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff ) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel ), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf (voice of Josh Gad ), Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. The film is directed by Chris Buck (“Tarzan,” “Surf’s Up”) and Jennifer Lee (screenwriter, “Wreck-It Ralph”), who also wrote the screenplay. It is produced by Peter Del Vecho (“Winnie the Pooh,” “The Princess and the Frog”). Featuring original songs from Tony® winner Robert Lopez (“The Book of Mormon,” “Avenue Q”) and Kris

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE FIFTH ESTATE In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For Screening For THE FIFTH ESTATE on October 10, 2013 7:30 pm @ Regal UA Arden Fair 6 in Sacramento. THE FIFTH ESTATE BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH Interview THE FIFTH ESTATE Interview Director Bill Condon & Screenwriter Josh Singer - The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, David Thewlis, Alicia Vikander, Peter Capaldi, Carice van Houten, Dan Stevens, with Stanley Tucci and Laura Linney and was directed by Bill Condon . Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ( Benedict Cumberbatch ) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg ( Daniel Brühl ) tea

Paranoia On Blu-ray Combo Pack November 19th

Paranoia on Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD and Digital Copy November 19th. Oscar® nominees Harrison Ford (42) and Gary Oldman  (The Dark Knight) star with Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) in this high-stakes espionage thriller based on Joseph Finder’s New York Times best seller. Fired from his telecom job, Adam Cassidy ( Hemsworth ) is forced by company CEO Nicolas Wyatt ( Oldman ) to infiltrate Wyatt’s longtime rival’s ( Ford ) company to steal trade secrets. Soon, Adam realizes that he’s caught between two ruthless players who will stop at nothing to win. But, desperate to win over an Ivy League beauty ( Amber Heard ) and help his blue-collar father, Adam risks everything in a dangerous race against time in this electrifying film directed by Robert Luketic. *Harrison Ford, Actor, Witness, 1985; Gary Oldman, Actor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011. Blu-ray Combo Pack Exclusive Features ● Deleted Scenes ● Privacy is Dead ● The Paranoia Begins ● The Players ● Theatrical Tra

Join The Cast From ROMEO & JULIET In A Live Q & A Today

Join Hailee Steinfeld, Douglas Booth and Ed Westwick , stars of Relativity Media's upcoming film ROMEO & JULIET as they sit down with Cambio for an unforgettable Google Hangout today at 3pm PST. Get the inside scoop from Hailee and Douglas on playing star-crossed lovers and learn how the dashing Ed Westwick channeled Tybalt, Romeo's rival in the film. Submit your questions via Twitter using #RomeoJulietChat , or by commenting on the Cambio post below. You don't want to miss out on this magical affair! Follow the link to check out the #RomeoJulietChat: For more information, visit: This classic story has been adapted by award-winning writer Julian Fellowes (Downton Abbey) and also stars Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis, and Paul Giamatti . Every generation deserves to discover this timeless tale of everlasting love. Please fi

New OLDBOY Featurette

Today we received this new featurette from OLDBOY , starring Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley . A unique reinterpretation of the 2003 Korean film, OLDBOY is written by Mark Protosevich and directed by Spike Lee. OLDBOY will open November 27, 2013 in theatres. OLDBOY is a provocative, visceral thriller that follows the story of Joe Doucette, a man who is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement, for no apparent reason. When he is suddenly released without explanation, he begins an obsessive mission to find out who imprisoned him, only to discover that the real mystery is why he was set free. Watch it after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

NEED FOR SPEED Trailer Has Arrived

The new teaser trailer from DreamWorks Studios’ NEED FOR SPEED is now available on iTunes . DreamWorks Pictures’ “ Need for Speed ” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960's and 70's, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes -- one which begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, " Need for Speed " captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless. The film centers around Tobey Marshall ( Aaron Paul ), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle-cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Stru


JAMES HETFIELD WILL BE INTRODUCING THE 10:00PM THURSDAY (TOMORROW) SCREENING AT THE AMC METREON. TICKETS ARE ON-SALE NOW METALLICA ACROSS AMERICA Metallica band members to introduce METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER at IMAX® 3D theatres across the country on opening weekend  Picturehouse announced today that Metallica’s James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo will make in-theater appearances in celebration of the opening weekend of Metallica Through the Never at selectIMAX® theatres around the country September 26th - 28th. Metallica Through the Never recently premiered at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival and stars Metallica, one of the most popular, influential rock bands in history, and critically acclaimed actor, Dane DeHaan. Metallica Through the Never is a music-driven, 3D motion picture event directed by Nimród Antal and co-written by Antal with Metallica’s James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo. Filmmaker Nimród Antal immers