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Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE RAILWAY MAN In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For THE RAILWAY MAN on Tuesday, April 15th at 7:00PM in San Francisco. THE RAILWAY MAN  is a war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. It is an adaptation of the bestselling autobiography of the same name by Eric Lomax, and stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman , Hiroyuki Sanada and Jeremy Irvine . THE RAILWAY MAN – In NY & LA on April 11th Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax ( Colin Firth ), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti ( Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past, in this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Official Website - Make sure to LIKE Sandwi

Giveaway: Win A Copy Of Vivian Maier: Street Photographer Book

We have a chance for you to win a copy of Vivian Maier: Street Photographer . Finding Vivian Maier the documentary opened in San Francisco and Berkeley today. Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. Maier’s massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof. Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and cataloged for

TV Recap: VIKINGS “Blood Eagle”

TV Recap: VIKINGS “Blood Eagle” By: Sue The snow falls, and a spider crosses it’s web. King Horik walks through the streets to Ragnar’s keep. Ragnar kills a rat, still intent to kill Jarl Borg. King Horik tries to reason with Ragnar, they need Jarl Borg’s men and ships for a successful raid. Ragnar has already started looking for another partner to replace him. Rollo questions if King Horik thinks that Ragnar should turn the other cheek as if nothing has happened, exactly as he has suggested before. King Horik instead suggests holding off the execution until another partnership is established. Ragnar accepts waiting, glad that at least they are still allies. It sounds more like a question than a statement. King Horik is still bound for revenge upon King Ecbert, and asks that Ragnar comes with him. In the Kingdom of Wessex, a royal family arrives. King Aelle has come to meet King Ecbert, so that together the King of Wessex, and the King of Northumbria could band together and sa

ALLEGIANT To be Turned Into Two Films

You had to know this was going to happen. THIRD BOOK IN VERONICA ROTH'S BLOCKBUSTER DIVERGENT TRILOGY , ALLEGIANT , WILL BE PRODUCED AND RELEASED AS TWO SEPARATE FILMS Allegiant -- Part 1 To Be Released on Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment Label On March 18, 2016; Allegiant -- Part 2 To Arrive in Theatres Nationwide on March 24, 2017 Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, will produce and release Allegiant, starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James and based on the third book in Veronica Roth's best-selling Divergent trilogy, as two separate films, it was announced today by Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Co-Chairmen Rob Friedman and Patrick Wachsberger. The Company will release a total of four Divergent films on its Summit Entertainment label, with the next film, Insurgent, which begins production next month, slated for release on March 20, 2015 and Allegiant -- Parts 1 & 2 scheduled for release on March 18, 2016, and March 24, 2017, re

A MOST WANTED MAN Trailer Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

Watch the official trailer from Anton Corbijn's spy thriller A MOST WANTED MAN , based on John Le Carré's best-selling novel, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman , Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright , via Yahoo! Movies: A Most Wanted Man is based on master story-teller John le Carré’s worldwide bestselling book. Anton Corbijn (The American) directs this modern day thriller with Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Robin Wrigh t and two-time Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe toplining an ensemble cast. Hamburg, Germany: 2012. A mysterious, tortured and near-dead half-Chechen, half-Russian man on the run ( Grigoriy Dobrygin ) arrives in the city’s Islamic community desperate for help and looking to recover his late Russian father’s ill-gotten fortune. Nothing about this young man seems to add up; is he a victim or a thief or, worse still, an extremist intent on destruction? Drawn into this web of intrigue are a banker ( Dafoe ) and a y

Our Top 10 Marvel Films: 6-1

Our list concludes with Hammers, Shields , an Iron Dude , and an epic superhero mashup. We've been counting down our top 10 Marvel films, which wasn't an easy thing considering our conundrum at #6.  We even felt a little Green Rage Monster inside of us at having to decide.  But decide we did, and so here is the rest of our list.  Please read our full reviews under each number: 6-4: THREE-WAY TIE -   Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013)  Much like our bowels, our love for these three constantly shift.  We love FA because of its wholesome goodness wrapped in evil Red Skull-ness, as little Stevie Rogers becomes the ripped Avenger.  Director Joe Johnston even throws in a little Raider of the Lost Ark  reference as Hugo Weaving holds The Tesseract in his possession.  For Thor and Thor 2 , we love Loki and his high-jinks - Tom Hiddleston is Loki  in every way, embodying the desperation of a god who just gets no respect.  W

Oculus Review: Loses Steam After a Rough Start

The intricate supernatural thriller Oculus loses steam after a rough start. Review by: Matt Cummings We've been in the middle of a sort of horror film renaissance, gifted with low-budget but wonderfully-terrifying fare, such as 2013's The Conjuring and the Insidious series, as well as 2012's Sinister . Meanwhile, lesser films like The Marked Ones continue to miss the point about what really scares. Their efforts to hunt for low hanging fruit in the form of standard shock are surrounded by truly boring plot lines. The Mike Flanagan flick Oculus is caught somewhere between them, boasting several strong points but mired in frustrating third act. Orphaned siblings Tim (Brenton Thwaites) and Kaylie Russell (Karen Gillan) have a dark secret: their father  (Rory Cochrane) and mother (Katie Sackhoff) were victims of possession by an antique mirror. Initially written off as murder/suicide, Kaylie doubts the reports and sets off to prove the mirror's true natu

Rio 2 Review: Superficial Animated Entertainment

The only mildly entertaining Rio 2 give us little to dance about. WARNING: Major Spoilers Ahead!  Review by: Matt Cummings Our first experience with the Rio franchise was decidedly meh - we found the movie about a lost Macau to be decent but ultimately drab entertainment, failing to keep our attention after a very cute opening. It wasn't that we hated Rio , but we soon found ourselves diverted to our tablets and other entertainment while things on screen limped along. Rio 2 doesn't give us much to dance about either, settling in on a superficial story about the environment surrounded by somewhat enjoyable comedic skits. As Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) continues to adjust to life with Jewel (voiced by Anne Hathaway), he and Linda (voiced by Leslie Mann) move to Rio de Janerio. There, Linda and Tulio (voiced by Rodrigo Santoro) open a wildlife habitat, while Blu and Jewel deal with their three precocious children. Soon, these foursome learn about a habita

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For WALKING WITH THE ENEMY In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance For WALKING WITH THE ENEMY on Thursday, April 17th at 7:00PM in San Francisco. Inspired by a true story, WALKING WITH THE ENEMY is an unforgettable film of love, courage, and sacrifice. Set in Hungary during the final months of World War II, a young man sets out to find his displaced family by using a stolen Nazi uniform to pose as an officer. Filled with suspense and danger, he undertakes extraordinary measures to reroute his family and others to safety by disrupting the activities of the German occupiers. Make sure to LIKE SandwichJohnFilms on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all your entertainment news and screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our podcast . Official Website - See how to get tickets after the Jump.. Go to Gofobo and enter code: SANDA2QK DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE REVIEWING PRESS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE.

Red Band Trailer For NEIGHBOR. Starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron & Rose Byrne

Universal Pictures has unleashed the Red Band trailer for NEIGHBORS starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne . Directed by Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek), NEIGHBORS is about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. NEIGHBORS IN THEATERS MAY 9, 2014 Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne lead the cast of Neighbors, a comedy about a young couple suffering from arrested development who are forced to live next to a fraternity house after the birth of their newborn baby. Neighbors is directed by Nick Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek). Please Leave A Comment-


EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW : JOSTON THENEY - AXEMAN By: John Meneghetti Some of horror's most prominent Scream Queens come together for the razor-sharp fright flick Axeman , available across the US & Canada on DVD and VOD starting May 6th, 2014. Tiffany Shepis, Brinke Stevens, Elissa Dowling and Jamie Bernadette join former NBA star Scot Pollard in Joston Theney's blood-stained love letter to classic slasher movies. We caught up with Theney to find out how many axes were harmed during the making of the movie. Why an Axe? Why did you choose for your central bad guy to wield an axe? Home Depot and Lowes were all out of plungers so I grabbed the next best thing. Actually the next best thing was a circa-1932, rusted out bra-clasp from an industrial-strength 42FFF-sized brassiere. Then we settled for the axe. It was a compromise that actually worked out very well. But can you imagine if we’d gotten our way? “Plunger-Man from Plumber’s Crack” would’ve had an a

New Trailer For Drafthouse Films "BORGMAN"

Drafthouse Films unveils the new trailer for Cannes Film Festival hit BORGMAN , a creepy & surreal thriller from filmmaker Alex van Warmerdam. A dark suburban fable exploring the nature of evil in unexpected places, Borgman follows an enigmatic vagrant who enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle. Charming and mysterious, Camiel Borgman seems almost otherworldly, and it isn't long before he has the wife, children and nanny under his spell in a calculated bid to take over their home life. However, his domestic assimilation takes a malevolent turn as his ultimate plan comes to bear, igniting a series of increasingly maddening and menacing events. BORGMAN opens in select theaters on June 6th. Please Leave A Comment-

HBO Docs: ONE LAST HUG: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP Premieres On April 14th At 8pm

HBO Docs Present:  ONE LAST HUG: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP , which will be premiering on Monday, April 14th at 8pm . The film gives a poignant look inside Camp Erin, a three-day retreat founded by baseball great Jamie Moyer for children who have lost close family members. The documentary testifies to the power of friendship and support as children are able to open up about their feelings and move forward in the grieving process. ONE LAST HUG: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP (April 14th) visits Camp Erin, one of 41 camps across the United States where children experiencing the death of a loved one can go to deal with their pain. At the camp, founded by baseball star Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, kids learn that by talking about their feelings, they can begin to heal. The documentary testifies to the power of friendship and support. Directed by Oscar® nominee Irene Taylor Brodsky (HBO’s “The Final Inch”) and produced by Emmy® nominees Greg DeHart and Paul Freedman. Be sure to

VIKINGS: Season 2 Episode 7 “Blood Eagle” Clips, Promos & Photos

Prepare to sail into episode seven on season two of HISTORY’s Vikings with a sneak peek. This week viewers will attend two very different weddings – but who is it that ties the knot? “ Blood Eagle ” – Thursday, April 10th at 10 p.m. Ragnar and King Horik clash over how to dispense justice to Jarl Borg. In Wessex, King Aelle arrives and Ecbert has an eye on a new alliance. Gods playing a trick on Ragnar Aslaug confides in Siggy Please Leave A Comment-

TV Recap: Once Upon A Time "It’s Not Easy Being Green"

TV Recap: Once Upon A Time "It’s Not Easy Being Green" By: Sue A baby was dropped from a cyclone, and picked by a couple. The woman thought the baby was beautiful, but the man saw that the baby had powers, knowing that the baby was not like them. The wife was insistent, and kept the normal looking baby, taking Zelena to Oz. The people of Storybrook mourn Neil’s passing. They lower his casket into the ground, and there’s heart break all around. Regina looks over at Henry, who still doesn’t know that Neil was his father. Hook watches the dirt fall. Rumple sits in his cage a broken man. One by one they drop the dirt upon Neil grave and turn away, Emma hesitates before doing the same. Rumple fought so hard to come to this world to be with his son, and now he is gone. Zelena asks if it was worth it, every bit of it was. Rumple tells her that he was family, something she knows nothing about. Past, Zelena, still fair skinned, shaves her father. She nicks him with the r