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Amazing Trailer For House Of Cards Season 2

If you like your politicians Machiavellian and your plots labyrinthine, boy do we have a treat for you. The trailer for season two of Netflix House Of Cards is online, and it promises yet more sinister machinations by Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood and his almost equally tough wife Claire ( Robin Wright ). Have a look below - but if you haven't seen season one, beware spoilers! Series one, for those who haven't seen it but are less spoiler-phobic, sees House Majority whip Underwood manoeuver himself into the Vice Presidency of the USA after being overlooked for the Secretary Of State role. He's assisted by an ambitious young reporter, Zoe Barnes ( Kate Mara ), whose ruthlessness initially seems a good fit for his own. Later, maybe not so much. House of Cards' second season will be available to stream in its entirety on February 14 Please Leave A Comment- Source- Empire

Ed Helms To Star In The Naked Gun Reboot

Detective Frank Drebin is coming back with Ed Helms on board to portray Leslie Nielsen’s character in Paramount’s reboot of “ The Naked Gun ” comedy franchise. The studio has tapped the scripting team of Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant — best known for the “ Night at the Museum ” and “ Reno 911 ″ franchises, to write the screenplay as a new spin on the Drebin character. Helms starred in “ The Hangover ” trilogy and “ We’re the Millers ” and recently recently wrapped “Stretch” opposite Chris Pine and Patrick Wilson. He stars in the romcom parody “They Came Together,” which will premiere at Sundance, opposite Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler. Paramount released “ The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! ” in 1988 with Nielsen battling Ricardo Montalban’s character plotting to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II at a baseball game in Los Angeles. Sequels “ The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear ” and “ Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult ” followed in 1991 and 1994; the three films cumed $275

Relativity Media's EARTH TO ECHO Trailer

Relativity's upcoming adventure film EARTH TO ECHO – and prepare for an exciting and suspenseful journey this spring! When a group of young friends begin to receive bizarre encrypted messages on their cellphones, they embark on an incredible adventure to discover the meaning behind these communications. Soon enough, they realize that the messages they are receiving are from a mysterious being from another world - one who desperately needs their help. After a construction project begins digging in their neighborhood, best friends Tuck, Munch and Alex inexplicably begin to receive strange, encoded messages on their cell phones. Convinced something bigger is going on, they go to their parents and the authorities. When everyone around them refuses to take the messages seriously, the three embark on a secret adventure to crack the code and follow it to its source. But taking matters into their own hands gets the trio in way over their heads when they discover a mysterious being

Tune-in: Reddit AMA with Oscar Isaac & T-Bone Burnett On Monday 12/16

TUNE IN TO REDDIT Monday, December 16th at 9:30AM PST / 12:30PM EST For a Reddit AMA “ Ask Me Anything ” with Oscar Isaac and T-Bone Burnett on behalf of INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS is now playing in New York and Los Angeles and will expand on December 20, 2013. Written and Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen Produced by Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen Starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund and Justin Timberlake INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. LLEWYN DAVIS (OSCAR ISAAC) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the basket

Saving Mr. Banks Review. Desperately Wants To Be An Oscar Winner.

Saving Mr. Banks Review By: MattInRC What did we think of the feel-good Saving Mr. Banks ? Read on to find out! Read more to learn just how much the tug-at-your-heartstrings Saving Mr. Banks wants desperately to be an Oscar winner. As we head into the Oscar season - a time when Hollywood supposedly gives us the best they've got - the first volley arrives in the entertaining Saving Mr. Banks . Set in the early 1960's, writer Pamela Travers ( Emma Thompson ) has agreed to turn her novel Mary Poppins into a full-length Disney feature film. Alone and fiercely protective of her work, she's been wooed for 20 years by Walt Disney ( Tom Hanks ) to give up her rights. But the decision to do so - at least early on - is motivated by financial reasons: the royalties to her beloved book are exhausted, and so she grudgingly journeys to Los Angeles to meet Disney and his creative team. From the moment she arrives, Travers clashes with the affable Sherman brothers (

Matthew McConaughey & Jared Leto React To Their Golden Globe Nominations

Below are quotes from Golden Globe Nominees Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto from Focus Features' DALLAS BUYERS CLUB . Dallas Buyers Club is an American drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and starring Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, and Steve Zahn . The film is based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, who was the subject of a lengthy 1992 article in The Dallas Morning News written by journalist and author Bill Minutaglio. Focus Features received the following Golden Globe Nominations: DALLAS BUYERS CLUB  BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE- Matthew McConaughey “I'm excited and honored that the HFPA has recognized my performance in Dallas Buyers Club. Ron Woodroof was a revolutionary for the human spirit, and I was blessed to tell his story. I’m looking forward to spending the evening at the Golden Globes on January 12th.” --Matthew McConaughey, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture DALLAS BUYERS CLUB  BEST PER

12 YEARS A SLAVE Golden Globe Nominees Reactions

Below are quotes from the Golden Globe Nominees for 12 YEARS A SLAVE . 12 YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup ( Chiwetel Ejiofor ), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender ) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist ( Brad Pitt ) forever alters his life. Steve McQueen BEST DIRECTOR “Thank you very much to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for acknowledging our efforts in making 12 Years A Slave. I am delighted for my cast and crew who worked so hard on this film to shine a light on a forgotten American hero, Solomon Northup.” Chiwetel Ejiofor BEST ACTOR: DRAMA BEST

Giveaway: Watch TRAP FOR CINDERELLA From Comfort Of Your Home

We have a chance for one lucky winner to watch IFC Midnight and SundanceNow's TRAP FOR CINDERELLA . The film follows a rekindled friendship between two young women, Micky and Do. Soon fondness grows into obsessions as their friendship blossoms. A relaxing trip to France turns deadly when a fire engulfs the pair, leaving Do dead and Micky badly burnt. Unable to recall anything, Micky is forced on a shocking journey of self-discovery. Written and directed by the critically acclaimed filmmaker Iain Softley (The Skeleton Key, The Wings of the Dove) TRAP FOR CINDERELLA will be available on digital platforms, including SundanceNow on tomorrow. Micky is a fun-loving photographer, living a party lifestyle in London until a chance encounter with a childhood friend changes her world forever. The opposite to life-and-soul Micky, Do is a quiet bank clerk, with little by way of a social life. Yet much to the annoyance of her DJ boyfriend Jake, Micky is all too delighted to reacquaint h


MONSTER JAM RETURNS TO THE BAY AREA FOR THE ULTIMATE CAR-CRUSHING MONSTER TRUCK ACTION AT O.CO COLISEUM IN OAKLAND. Featuring The Bay Area Debut of 2 New Trucks  WHAT : For one day only, fans will witness the world’s best monster trucks battle it out in the ultimate event of intense speed, racing and destruction as Monster Jam® returns to the Bay Area! Sixteen massive trucks will be part of the dirt-flying, car-crushin’ action at Coliseum – this year’s truck lineup includes the Bay Area debut appearance of the all-new 2014 season truck New Earth Authority (NEA)℠ and the first Hispanic themed truck El Diablo (named by the fans last year on in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month). Other fan-favorite trucks include appearances by World Champions Grave Digger®, El Toro Loco® and Captain’s Curse; plus Mohawk Warrior®, Lucas Oil Crusader®, Metal Mulisha, Tropical Thunder, Devastator, Captain USA, Double Trouble, Time Fly’s, Shocker, Detour and Ti

New Easters Eggs Found In Disney's FROZEN

Disney and Pixar films seem to always have a knack for dropping small Easter eggs in their films. And thanks to Disney’s Blog  they spotted a few in the film FROZEN . In FROZEN , there are at least three big ones. One relates to Tangled and a surprise visit from Flynn and Rapunzel , some sweets from Wreck-It Ralph , and even Mickey Mouse himself. WELCOME TO ARENDELLE – Elsa’s coronation draws guests from far-away lands—and movies. From “Tangled,” Eugene Fitzherbert aka Flynn Rider and Rapunzel even made the guest list. SWEET REPEAT – Anna’s affinity for chocolate summons sweet treats all the way from the land of Sugar Rush in “Wreck-It Ralph.” IT’S A MOUSE! – Disney’s famous icon makes the quickest of cameos in “Frozen.” A small Mickey Mouse plush sits on one of the lower shelves in Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna. REPURPOSED PAINTING – Artist Lisa Keene’s painting—completed during the development phase of “Tangled” and based on “The Swing”

New Trailer For RIO 2

20th Century Fox has just released a brand new TRAILER for their upcoming animated comedy, RIO 2 . Blu, Jewel, and their three kids are hurtled to the wilds of the Amazon in this highly anticipated sequel to RIO, and this time they're joined by a whole new slew of characters as Blu meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law. All our favorite RIO characters are back, Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg,, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, Jamie Foxx , and they’re joined by Oscar® nominee Andy Garcia , Grammy® winner Bruno Mars , Tony® winner Kristin Chenoweth and Oscar/Emmy®/Tony winner Rita Moreno. RIO 2 also features new Brazilian artists

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug Review. Rewarding Follow-Up To Middle Earth's Growing Adventure.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review By: MattInRC TWIITER: #DesolationofSmaug is an action-packed and rewarding follow-up to Middle Earth's growing adventure. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a more vigorous and livelier affair than its predecessor. Thank Middle Earth for that! As a fan of good movies rather than a loyal fan to a particular franchise, my disappointment with the hugely-successful but critically marred The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey knew few bounds - our heroes felt less than those presented in the epic and totally satisfying Lord of the Rings trilogy , and the story itself felt like trudging through a rain storm. Luckily, one cannot say the same for its sequel: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a wild, gregarious, and often pretty picture that should satisfy purists and casual fans alike. From the moment Director Peter Jackson makes a very Hitchcockian appearance in the opening scene, we get the feeling that this one will be

Robert Knepper To Play Antonius In The Hunger Games: Mockingjay

As The Hunger Games: Catching Fire continues to burn brightly (sorry) at the box office, work continues apace setting up the two-part adaptation of Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins’ final novel in the trilogy. Today brings word that Robert Knepper will play a character called Antonius . Who he? Well… there’s some confusion among Hunger Games fans , as the name doesn’t actually appear in the novel. Current speculation wonders if he's a version of Aurelias , the psychologist who treats Katniss, and Deadline describes his character as a minister in President Snow (Donald Sutherland)'s regime, but there’s been no official confirmation of anything. He may well turn out to be a character invented for the films, or one who combines several figures from the books. We wouldn’t be all that surprised: Mockingjay is a sprawling story even to fit into the running time of two movies. The book sees Katniss Everdeen ( Jennifer Lawrence ) leading the districts of Panem in a rebellion against

Mary McMormack Joins The Conspiracy on Jekyll Island

Mary McMormack has signed on to the thriller “ The Conspiracy on Jekyll Island ” starring F rank Grillo, Minnie Driver and Dianna Agron . Pic also stars Maggie Q, John Leguizamo and Ed Westwick with Aram Rappaport directing. Story follows an ex-Wall Street man, played by Grillo , whom the Secretary of the Treasury enlists to thwart a cyber attack that threatens to derail the American economy. With the help of his wife, he recruits his ragtag team of misfits, and prepares to save the world from total financial implosion. Hilary Shor is producing. Production is currently under way. The “In Plain Sight” actress was most recently seen in the NBC pilot “Welcome to the Family.” She is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Variety

Frank Grillo To Star In The Purge 2

On the heels of Blumhouse Productions ‘ supernatural hit Insidious: Chapter 2 crossing $150M worldwide, Blumhouse and Universal are beefing up their sequel to this summer’s micro-budget horror-thriller The Purge . Frank Grillo ( The Grey ) will lead the cast of The Next Chapter of The Purge under returning Purge helmer James DeMonaco who is also writing and producing. Plot details are under wraps but there’s plenty of opportunity to explore the dystopian world established in the first film, which starred Ethan Hawke as a security system designer protecting his family from home invasion on the one night each year when the cops take a day off to let crime run rampant. The movie opened in June and grossed roughly $90M worldwide on a $3M budget. Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum, Sébastien K. Lemercier and Platinum Dunes’ Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will produce The Purge 2, which marks the latest Blumhouse project in Blum’s first-look deal with Uni. The sequel is alread

Sandra Bullock Reteams With George Clooney

Given how much they learned about crisis while working on Gravity together, it hardly seems surprising that Sandra Bullock would end up in a George Clooney -produced film. And so it has come to pass, with Bullock in talks to star in Our Brand Is Crisis . Actually, the pair discussed the idea while on the long slog of press tours for Alfonso Cuaron’s space thriller. Crisis is adapted from Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary, which saw President Clinton’s former advisors James Carville and Stan Greenberg applying what they had learned in the trenches of American politics to a campaign in Bolivia, and the effects it has on the process. Despite the close relationship between Clooney and Bullock, this is far from a done deal. With the success of Gravity (and The Heat) still fresh, Bullock’s naturally being courted for several movies right now and Crisis is just one of them. Still, with Argo duo Clooney and Grant Heslov producing, it’s got to be an attractive proposition. Will it be her

2014 Golden Globe Awards Nominations Are In

Aziz Ansari, Zoe Saldana and Olivia Wilde gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday morning to announce the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's nominations for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards -- honoring work in film and television. 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle both earned seven nominations each, leading the motion picture categories. In television, House of Cards and Behind the Candelabra both scored four mentions. Best motion picture, drama 12 Years a Slave Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Rush Best Actor in a motion picture, drama Chiwetel Ejiofor,12 Years a Slave Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Robert Redford, All is Lost Best Actress in a motion picture, drama Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Sandra Bullock, Gravity Judi Dench, Philomena Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks Kate Winslet, Labor Day Best Director – motion picture Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Paul Gre

2 Guns Blu-ray Review.It's Entertaining, But Nowhere Near Unique

2 Guns Blu-ray Review By: MattInRC Universal's home release of 2 Guns looks and sounds great, but will its shallow character development and flashbang action doom it to the bargain Blu-ray bin? I love me some double cross in film. Look back into history and you'll see Payback, Jackie Brown , and even Iron Man with elements of the double cross. While the buddy-copy 2 Guns is a punchy action film ripped from a comic book, the film also channels about every action subgenre imaginable, and is full of wise-crackin' mirth-filled moments, sexual advances, and enough cussing and the aforementioned double-cross to fill a tip jar. Unfortunately, it's not very inventive and actually overdoes the double-cross by adding a third- and even fourth layer to muck things up. Its arrival onto home video gives us a chance to break down a film with enormous potential, but one which ultimately is just merely watchable. The Movie - 3.5/5 Bobby ( Denzel Washington ) and S

Three New SAVING MR. BANKS Featurettes

Three newly released featurettes from SAVING MR. BANKS are here. Two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks topline Disney’s “ SAVING MR. BANKS ,” inspired by the extraordinary, untold backstory of how Disney’s classic “Mary Poppins” made it to the screen. When Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favorite book, P.L. Travers’ “Mary Poppins,” he made them a promise—one that he didn’t realize would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against a curmudgeonly, uncompromising writer who has absolutely no intention of letting her beloved magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling and money grows short, Travers reluctantly agrees to go to Los Angeles to hear Disney’s plans for the adaptation. For those two short weeks in 1961, Walt Disney pulls out all the stops. Armed with imaginative storyboards and chirpy songs from the talented Sherman bro

Simon Pegg Joins Absolutely Anything. Joining The Python Cast

Python fans are being spoiled at the moment. Not only is the legendary comedy team reuniting for a series of sold-out stage shows at the O2 next year, but we’re also getting most of the surviving members’ combined talents in Absolutely Anything , which Terry Jones will direct. Now we know who will be joining them in their efforts, as Simon Pegg is on board to star. Pegg is… Look, most of you reading this already know who he is, so we’ll skip that bit and boo boo off to talking about the plot. The film will find him as Neil Clarke, a disillusioned teacher who discovers he has magical powers. Well, not magic per se, more “magic” in the Thor style, as they’re bestowed by aliens. The extra-terrestrials in question will be voiced by Jones, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam and Michael Palin, with Robin Williams stepping into the voice booth to provide vocals for the main man’s dog. “As someone whose love of comedy was hugely informed by Monty Python, the chance to work with Terry was a gif

Could Jason Clarke Play John Conner In Upcoming Terminator Film?

Clearly not content with being in just one big science fiction franchise re-working, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes ’ Jason Clarke now has his eye on fighting that other big threat to humanity – the machines. Clarke, probably best known for Zero Dark Thirty , is in talks to play John Connor in the Terminator reboot. Thor: The Dark World (and Game Of Thrones veteran) director Alan Taylor is calling the shots for this one, working from a script by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier. The plot is largely being kept quiet, though it may well follow much of the basics of James Cameron’s original (wo)man vs. machine narratives with a few changes here and there (particularly if the intent is to launch a TV series to run alongside it). Connor, of course, is the heroic leader of the human resistance, the man who must help us battle Skynet and stop the species becoming a footnote that is deleted because the technological terrors are really good at using both weapons and Wikipedia. He’s

Edge Of Tomorrow Is Here. Live Die Repeat

Tom Cruise’s latest, Edge Of Tomorrow , has now arrived online Directed by The Bourne Identity’s Doug Liman , Edge Of Tomorrow is adapted from Hiroshi Sakurazaka’s novel All You Need Is Kill , and was called the same name for a long time. The story finds Cruise as Bill Cage, a soldier happy to be working far from the front lines in a brutal war against powerful aliens. 

Cage, who has scored a plum job overseeing the army’s PR, makes a series of mistakes and ends up in full battle armour on the front line, where he promptly dies. Caught in a Groundhog Day-style time loop, finds himself back in time and, with the help (and training expertise) of Special Forces fighter Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt), he begins to figure out the secret to fighting the bad guys, smack-dab in one of the most important skirmishes of the conflict. It helps that Rita has apparently been experiencing the same time-tripping effects, which seem keyed to the invaders’ tech. Can they make it work and save m

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For Screening For INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS on December 12th @ 7:30PM in Sacramento. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS follows a week in the life of a young folk singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. LLEWYN DAVIS ( OSCAR ISAAC ) is at a crossroads. Guitar in tow, huddled against the unforgiving New York winter, he is struggling to make it as a musician against seemingly insurmountable obstacles—some of them of his own making. Living at the mercy of both friends and strangers, scaring up what work he can find, Llewyn’s misadventures take him from the baskethouses of the Village to an empty Chicago club—on an odyssey to audition for a music mogul —and back again. Brimming with music performed by Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan (as Llewyn’s married Village friends), as well as Marcus Mumford and Punch Brothers, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS—in the tradition of O Brother, Where Art Thou?—is infused with the transportive sound of another time a

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Official Poster & Poster Scroll

20th Century Fox has just released a brand new menacing "Caesar" POSTER for their upcoming film, DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES . A new look at 3 additional apes that are ready for war! DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES hits theaters everywhere on July 11th, 2014! Stay tuned for the brand new TRAILER coming out next Wednesday 12/18! Trust us, you won't want to miss this one. A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. Please Leave A Comment-

Giveaway: DESPICABLE ME 2 On (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)

To celebrate he release for DESPICABLE ME 2 on (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet), Universal Studios Home Entertainment has provide us with copies to giveaway. DESPICABLE ME 2 is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated adventure comedy film and the sequel to the 2010 animated film Despicable Me. Produced by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures, both films are directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. Steve Carell, Russell Brand, and Miranda Cosgrove reprise their roles. Kristen Wiig, who played Miss Hattie in the first film, voices agent Lucy Wilde. New cast members include Benjamin Bratt as Eduardo and Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom, head of the Anti-Villain League. See how to enter after the Jump... Loading... Please Leave A Comment-

Giveaway: Fast & Furious 6 On (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)

The #1 action movie FAST & FURIOUS 6 is out on an Extended Edition Blu-ray. To celebrate he release for Fast & Furious 6 on (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet), Universal Studios Home Entertainment has provide us with copies to giveaway. Vin Diesel, the late Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez lead a cast of returning all-stars in this global blockbuster franchise. A portion of proceeds will benefit Paul Walker’s Reach Out Worldwide charity. Theatrical version RATED PG-13. Extended Edition NOT RATED. Only from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Following their successful Rio heist, Dominic Toretto and his crew of professional criminals have retired around the world: Dominic lives with Elena; his sister Mia lives with Brian O'Conner and their son, Jack; Gisele and Han have moved to Hong Kong; and Roman and Tej live in luxury. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs and his partner Riley Hicks investigate the destruction