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The Legend of Hercules Review.Yeah, It's That Bad

The Legend Of Hercules Review By: MattInRC The Legend of Hercules wants desperately to be your friend. Here's why you can do better. As we lamented in 2013, Hollywood has a nasty habit of allowing films of the same topic to be released in the same year. Last year, it was Olympus Has Fallen and White House Down , but the trend goes back to the 90's when Wyatt Earp and Tombstone competed for our movie dollars. Such decisions are the center of economic folly: although some manage to crawl above the muck, most of these joined-at-birth projects are shunned by audiences and instantly forgotten, condemned to live in the squander of the Blu-ray bargain bin, along with Armageddon/Deep Impact and others. In the Hercules Origin Story genre, we wouldn't be surprised if the inept The Legend of Hercules would be rejected by even those perennial bargain basement dwellers. The divinely-inspired Hercules ( Kellan Lutz ) grows up without knowledge of his lineage, e

Lone Survivor Review. Brothers In Battle

Lone Survivor Review By Nicolas Souza When you ask the average person to associate one word to the military, you get answers like courage, duty, honor, and bravery. When I reflect on the time I spent serving my country the one word that stands out most is brotherhood. The men and women I served with became an extended family to me. I still stay in touch with some, and remain very close to a few. Brotherhood is the underlying theme that has been behind the intense action of military films in recent years. Lone Survivor is no different. As a disclaimer I must say, this movie is extremely intense. I honestly cannot recall the last time I felt so transported to where the characters on the screen were. Be warned before going to experience this movie, it is not for the faint of heart. Beyond the story of military brotherhood, Lone Survivor is the telling of the failed Operation Ring Wings, where a squad of Navy SEALs is sent to scout a remote village and confirm the location of a Tal

Will Gerard Butler Play Bodhizafa In Upcoming Point Break Sequel?

The Scottish actor may be catching a wave in the remake of the 1991 Keanu Reeves - Patrick Swayze action movie, which will be directed by Ericson Core. The movie is eyeing a summer shoot with Ericson Core, the cinematographer behind 2001’s The Fast & the Furious and Daredevil , in the director’s chair. Kurt Wimmer wrote the screenplay for the new film, which is set in the international world of extreme sports as opposed to the Southern California surf scene of the original. The plot of an FBI agent infiltrating a crime ring as well as the names of the principal characters remain the same. Butler will play Bodhi , an expert extreme-sports athlete who seeks nirvana through the conquest of a series of athletic feats such as surfing 100-foot waves. He saves Johnny Utah, the undercover FBI agent, and brings him into the fold of international criminals. The part of Utah is not cast yet. Patrick Swayze played the part in the 1991 movie directed by Kathryn Bigelow . Broderick

THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG Starring Ryan Kwanten OnDemand February 6th

Magnolia Pictures will release THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG on iTunes/OnDemand February 6, 2014 and in theaters March 14, 2014. Leo Palamino has dedicated his life to what some may call impossible dreams. At least his ex-wife Julie would call them that. But Leo is an expert at not listening to her criticism or anyone else’s for that matter because Leo is a stubborn romantic... An idealist. A dreamer. And to dream big, impossible dreams you can’t listen to the people who tell you that’s what those dreams are. It is precisely this refusal to listen to criticism that drove his ex-wife Julie to blog about Leo’s flaws as their relationship broke down. A blog... called Why You Suck that would become a cultural phenomenon. And so when we meet Leo Palamino, he is a romantic dreamer, a dedicated writer, a dishwasher in a tourist trap, and a celebrity... A man famous for his flaws. Then one afternoon, as the very dejected Leo watches Julie being interviewed on a talk show about her upcomi

Offical Poster For THE DOUBLE Starring Jesse Eisenberg

Magnolia Pictures will release THE DOUBLE in 2014. THE DOUBLE will play at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. For a list of showings, please visit: Eisenberg plays Simon, a timid, isolated man who’s overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams (Wasikowska). The arrival of a new co-worker, James (also played by Eisenberg), serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life. Directed by Richard Ayoade Written by Richard Ayoade and Avi Korine Starring  Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts and Paddy Considine For more info: Official Site: Official Facebook:


Lionsgate has just released a gripping NEW CLIP for their upcoming action thriller, I, FRANKENSTEIN ! Discover the secret to possession as Adam ( Aaron Eckhart ) divulges a centuries-old plot against humanity. In an epic battle between gargoyles and demons, this revelation could tip the scales in favor of the dark side. Catch a glimpse of what's to come for Adam, as the two warring clans race to discover the secret to his immortality. Be sure to check out I, FRANKENSTEIN in theaters everywhere January 24, 2014! Set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power, Victor Frankenstein's creation Adam ( Aaron Eckhart ) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. From the creators of the hit supernatural saga, UNDERWORLD, comes the action thriller I, FRANKENSTEIN , written for the screen and directed by Stuart Beattie based on the graphic novel "I, Frankenstein

Giveaway: JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT Soundtrack

Soundtrack Album on Varese Sarabande Varese Sarabande has provided us with copies of the  JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT   Soundtracks to give away to our fans. Make sure you follow @sandwichjfilms on twitter first, and then retweet this.. RT for a chance to win @JackRyanMovie soundtrack, from @sandwichjfilms #sandwichjohnfilms #VareseSarabande Original Motion Picture Soundtrack JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT Music Composed by Patrick Doyle ( Thor, Brave, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes ) In the hotly anticipated SHADOW RECRUIT — directed by Academy Award winner Kenneth Branagh — Jack Ryan is a young covert CIA analyst (played by Star Trek’s Chris Pine ) who uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. Patrick Doyle ( Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire ) has composed for every film directed by Kenneth Branagh ( Dead Again, Henry V, Thor ), and here he returns with an inte

IFC MIDNIGHT'S PLUS ONE Available On DVD January 14th

PLUS ONE From Director Dennis Iliadis (The Last House on the Left) arrives on DVD January 14, 2014. A fleet and frenzied sci-fi tale ... The movie's boldness and horrifying logic get under your skin." - Jeanette Catsoulis, THE NEW YORK TIMES Director Dennis Iliadis (The Last House on the Left) delivers thought-provoking suspense with PLUS ONE, a supernatural thriller that tests the limits of survival and the loyalties of friendship. Three college friends head out for the biggest party of the year, each looking for something different: sex, love, a simple human connection. The possibilities are endless at the mansion, where the music throbs, liquor flows and hired strippers dance on an outdoor stage. But an unexplained paranormal phenomenon disrupts the proceedings. Perfect replicas of all the partying kids suddenly appear, and what's even weirder, they are doing everything their originals did 15 minutes earlier. As the party descends into bloody chaos, the three f

Starz Da Vinci’s Demons & Black Sails Upcoming Season 2 Trailers

Starz announced today that the anticipated second season of the historical fantasy “ Da Vinci’s Demons ,” an original series created by David S. Goyer , who most recently wrote the screenplay for Man of Steel and its untitled sequel as well as co-writer of The Dark Knight trilogy, will premiere on STARZ in the U.S. on Saturday, March 22nd at 9pm ET/PT. The ten-episode drama, produced by Adjacent Productions, follows the ‘untold’ story of the world's greatest genius, Leonardo da Vinci, during his turbulent youth during the Renaissance. Starz greenlit “ Da Vinci’s Demons ” for a second season following its record-setting first season weekend debut on STARZ on Friday April 12, 2013. Outside of the United States and English-speaking Canada, “Da Vinci’s Demons” is distributed internationally by BBC Worldwide, in partnership with FOX International Channels (FIC) who broadcasts the series to audiences in 125 countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa followi

Lone Survivor Review. Leaves Us With A Patriotic Stir In Our Hearts.

Lone Survivor Review  By: MattInRC Director Peter Berg brings the horrors and grittiness of the War in Afghanistan into powerful focus with his film Lone Survivor . For many of us, The War in Afghanistan - in direct response to the events of 9/11 - seemed so distant and unfathomable that its reasons for existing in the first place seemed without logic. Yet, it was a war with a deeply personal tone for those who waged it, as I suppose most wars are. Peter Berg's Lone Survivor doesn't exist merely as patriotic testosterone-fueled rage, instead serving as a forceful and gritty reminder that wars are neither glorious nor ever 'successful.' Based on the doomed 2005 mission expressed in Marcus Luttrell's 2009 non-fiction book of the same name, Survivor tells the story of 4 real-life Navy SEALs that are sent to eliminate Tablian leader Ahmad Shah. The Texas-born Luttrell ( Mark Wahlberg ) loves his team - including his commander Lt. Michael Murphy (

Our Most Anticipated Movies Of 2014 Get Us Excited...No Not In That Way!

Our Most Anticipated Movies Of 2014 Get Us Excited...No Not In That Way! By: MattInRC Read on to learn about our most anticipated movies of 2014. Despite a rather thin offering, 2013's box did manage to beat 2012's record-setting numbers, a startling fact that we covered here. Big-budget franchise sequels dominated the landscape like Iron Man 3 , The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Despicable Me 2 , while Star Trek: Into Darkness and Fast and Furious 6 turned in strong but not overwhelming numbers. But that was 2013, and so it's time to get excited for the newest movies that will grace our screens in 2014. The trend seems to point to more sequels, but there's a decent amount of new entries that desperately want to occupy a place in your heart. As always, our list runs the gamut, from risky comic book projects to interesting adaptions and reboots. Your friends at SJF have compiled our top 20 most anticipated, which means we're not looking at Oscar

New Images & Divergent, Insurgent & Allegiant is No. 1, 2 and 3 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books

We're excited to share the news that Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant is No. 1, 2 and 3 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list, on newsstands today. The bestselling series by Veronica Roth has sold more than 10 million copies as of January 1, 2014 and the film starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James , and Kate Winslet , will be released on March 21, 2014. DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure film set in a future where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior ( Woodley ) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late. Based on the best-selling book series by Veronica Roth. In theaters & IMAX March 21, 2014 For more updates on DIVERGENT: Official Site: Facebook: Twitter: https://twitter.c

First Image Of Quicksilver From X-Men: Days Of Future past

The casts of the original X-Men trilogy and 2011’s X-Men: First Class team up for May’s highly anticipated X-Men: Days of Future Past . “It’s not a reboot because there’s some of the same characters and same actors,” says Bryan Singer, who previously directed the 2000 original and 2003’s X2. “But it’s also not a conventional sequel—I call it an inbetweequel.” Wolverine ( Hugh Jackman ) is sent back to the 1970s by future Professor X ( Patrick Stewart ) and Magneto ( Ian McKellen ) to stop a cataclysmic event. There, he must help young Xavier ( James McAvoy ) reunite with his foster sister, Raven ( Jennifer Lawrence ), and best pal, Erik/Magneto ( Michael Fassbender ). As Singer teases, “These are very big emotional stakes as well as, you know, cool giant robots and superpowers.” Please Leave A Comment- Source- EW

Images From Marvel's One-Shot, Called "All Hail The King"

We’ll start this story off with a spoiler warning for those who somehow missed last year’s box office barnstormer Iron Man 3 and would cry foul at us revealing anything. If you’re at all worried about spoilers, check out another story. Perhaps this one? For those still with us: Marvel has revealed full details about its new One-Shot, called All Hail The King , and starring Ben Kingsley . All Hail The King will pick up the story of “ The Mandarin ”, AKA narcotics, booze, girls and footie-happy actor Trevor Slattery, who was part of Aldrich Killian ( Guy Pearce )’s big plan in the latest Tony Stark adventure. The short will continue the story of Slattery, sent to prison for his part in the scheme. "' The Further Adventures of Trevor ' was something we had talked about on set all the time,” IM3 co-writer Drew Pearce tells EW . “And when we sat down to talk about what the short would be, it was executive producer Stephen Broussard, and Kevin Feige and myself and Joss Wh

HER Review. Don't Drink The Kool-Aid.

HER Review By: MattInRC The beautiful but creepy Her doesn't fill us with joy, and that's probably the point. I'm sure you've heard this one before: poor dude loses his marriage, falls in love with the perfect woman, but ultimately loses her. Now, add the fact that the 'perfect woman' isn't one at all, but a computer OS: that's the twist in the science-fiction oddity Her, a film that's uncomfortable to watch and leaves us no better than we were at the beginning. Set in a undetermined future, professional letter writer Theodore ( Joaquin Phoenix ) is recently divorced and a loner. His world soon changes when he falls for the new operating system of his computer (voiced by Scarlett Johansson ), whose quirky laugh and sultrily pleasant voice is the perfect medicine for Theodore's aching heart. Soon, Theodore and Samantha (she's named herself by the way) are taking long walks on the beach and sharing intimacy in a way that's both fu