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Spoiler: Edge Of Tomorrow Alternate Ending Revealed

Doug Liman‘s Edge of Tomorrow is easily one of the most beloved films of the year. It’s a hit with critics and has garnered passionate reactions from its fans. The only problem people seem to have is with its ending. Before we go any further: beware of spoilers if you haven’t seen Edge of Tomorrow yet. If you haven’t, shame on you. The movie is so different, fresh and original that, to some people, ending on a familiar/happy note doesn’t gel with its riskier choices. Would it have been more badass if Major Bill Cage ( Tom Cruise ) had died to save the world? Of course he does sacrifice himself repeatedly, but what if he had stayed dead? The problem is that a downer ending isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. But crowd-pleasing commerce isn’t why the film ended the way that it did. Genre demand is why. filmschoolrejects spoke with screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie , who explained the original script for Edge of Tomorrow was tonally much darker. Cruise stressed the import


SIN CITY AND HONG KONG COLLIDE IN A LIMITED-EDITION VINYL FIGURE FROM FRANK MILLER AND ERIC SO! The masters of two mediums come together with an all-new, limited-edition vinyl figure of Sin City’s beloved brute, Marv! This unique interpretation of Marv was created by Eric So, a master of modern design and a leader in the Hong Kong designer-toy movement. With the guidance of Frank Miller , So has sculpted a thirteen-inch vinyl figure that is unlike any that has come before it. While best known for his groundbreaking toy designs, Eric So is also an accomplished designer in many other areas, such as men’s fashion and accessories. He is a legend in his native Hong Kong, and has made a name for himself worldwide. In the same spirit as his previous collaboration with Dark Horse (a vinyl figure of Mike Mignola’s Hellboy) or his Nike-commissioned statue of Michael Jordan, So favors a humorous and cartoonish approach over realism. While Marv is depicted in his customary trench coa

Best Movies Of 2014 So Far

Though 2014 is only at the halfway mark, it’s already shaping up to be one of the best movie years on record, thanks to wisecracking Legos, hipster vampires, and a certain Budapest hotel . Here are our favorite flicks so far: What are some of your favorite? Leave a comment. See the list after the Jump... Captain America: The Winter Soldier From a story standpoint, Captain America: The Winter Soldier — in which our beloved Cap finds himself targeted by shadowy government forces —is one of the tightest Marvel films to date. Using the ’70s espionage thriller as a template, Winter Soldier is the rare comic-book caper that’s not only free of bloat, but also rooted in the real world. Throw into the mix the easy chemistry between Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans; a fearsome and complex adversary in the Winter Soldier; and parkour-packed action sequences, and you’ve got one of the smartest superhero movies ever made. Edge of Tomorrow Many viewers decided to skip Tom Cruise’s tim

Ken Jeong Joins Ride Along 2

Hangover alum Ken Jeong has joined the cast of Universal’s Ride Along 2 , joining returning leads Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in the cop comedy sequel to this year’s $153 million hit. Tim Story will direct and Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay are writing the script. Cube and Matt Alvarez will produce for CubeVision alongside Will Packer for Will Packer Productions and Larry Brezner. Jeong recently wrapped The Duff, opposite Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Deadline

Open Forum Friday is Back!

Here's your chance to connect with the SJF community. While you're welcome to comment on any movie or television thoughts you might have, here's a brief rundown of the movies released this week and Blu-rays to be released next Tuesday: Movies - Deliver Us from Evil - Earth to Echo - Tammy - Begin Again - Life Itself Blu-rays - Bad Words - Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa - Nymphomaniac, Vols. I & II - The Raid 2 Also, don't forget about July Movie Preview posting - are you excited about July's releases? No matter what you choose to talk about, a few ground rules: keep it nice, no ads, and no flaming. Other than that, sound off on any movie or television thoughts you have. Feel free to comment on any of the following: 1. What are you watching on television? 2. What's the last film you saw? 3. How can we make the podcast better? These are just some of the questions, but again pick something movie or TV related. Happy posting!

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #PurgeAnarchy In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance For The Purge: Anarchy on Tuesday July 15th at 7:00PM in Sacramento at Regal Natomas. With the smash success of low-budget chiller thriller The Purge last year, Universal has been quick to try to capitalise on that by throwing the sequel into production. The first teaser trailer for what is now called The Purge: Anarchy has arrived online. The sequel film stars Frank Grillo, Zach Gilford, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo and Kiele Sanchez . You’ll recall the basic concept – in a bizarre, violent future America (next week?), the government comes up with a radical idea to curb crime and social issues. One night a year, all laws are suspended, the emergency services including police, fire and medical are rescinded and people are free to do exactly what they want within a set 12-hour period. While the first film aimed for claustrophobic tension by spotlighting one family’s nightmare trapped within their seemingly secure house under siege by m

#DevonAoki Joins Arrow Season 3

Devon Aoki has landed a major recurring guest role on the hit CW drama Arrow from Warner Bros TV. Aoki will play Tatsu Yamashiro , a character that first appeared in the Green Arrow origin series graphic novels published by DC Comics. She is a Japanese martial arts expert who wields a deadly sword, a blade from which her codename Katana is derived. In Arrow, Tatsu will be one of Oliver’s mentors in the flashbacks and a critical influence on his journey to eventually become The Arrow of present day. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Deadline

New Trailer For #Foxcatcher

Following on from the new, Channing Tatum -centric poster for Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher , Sony Pictures Classics is clearly betting on the 22 Jump Street star – already being talked about as a potential awards nominee – as a mainstream draw for the film. He’s once again the focus of this latest teaser trailer for the drama. In the very real story Foxcatcher chronicles, chemical fortune heir John du Pont ( Steve Carell ) recruits wrestlers Mark Schultz ( Tatum ) and his brother Dave ( Mark Ruffalo ) with a tempting offer. The man has a dream of creating a winning US wrestling team for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. To that end, he’s created a state-of-the-art training facility on his estate and he wants the Schultz brothers to train the team. Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont's luxurious world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly dependent on him for approval. Soon du Pont's erratic behaviour and cruel psychological ga

Galaxy Getaways Viral Travel Site Launched For #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy

“Hawaii. Tahiti. The Bahamas. Some of the most beautiful destinations on Earth… look like shit compared to the rest of the galaxy.” It’s an unusual way to open the viral site for a film, but then Galaxy Getaways, which ties into that bunch of a-holes from Guardians Of The Galaxy , is no ordinary stealth movie site. Head here to have a look . For a start, it’s not particularly stealthy, but it does have the vibrant, cheeky feel the movie has given off in its trailers so far. No ‘70s jams from the soundtrack to be found, but it’s a clever way to introduce people to the various destinations that Peter Quill ( Chris Pratt ) and co. will be visiting. Sprinkled among the descriptions of places such as Knowhere (carved into the skull of a massive, ancient creature) and Xandar, home to the Nova Corps (and Gluborg’s, the first restaurant in the galaxy to score five stars), are a wealth of in-jokes and little bits of information about the movie that enhance rather than spoil the experie

Trailer For Jimi: All Is By My Side

There are a number of films about different periods in the life of iconic guitar slinger / singer Jimi Hendrix in development. After playing various festivals, Jimi: All Is By My Side is the first to actually take aim at theaters. Written and director by 12 Years A Slave scribe John Ridley , and featuring Outkast’s Andre 3000 (here credited as Andre Benjamin ), it’s an account of his pre-fame days, of time spent in London, the people he meets and his tangles with the law. It’s also minus any of his famous music, which seems odd for a film about a man who had such an impact on it, but without the expensive, closely held rights to his work, this is what Ridley focused on. With Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell as two of the women who had an influence on his life at the time. Please Leave A Comment- Source- Empire

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Short-Film Prequels. #DawnofApes

With Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes picking up ten years after Rise left off, you might be curious as to what exactly has occurred in the intervening period. As luck – and 20th Century Fox’s marketing bods – would have it, there are three new viral videos showing exactly that. And, from humanity’s point of view, it’s not too pretty. Ape-manity, meanwhile, is out there... biding its time. Motherboard, Vice’s production arm, is behind these three virals that offer a glimpse into the decade elapsed, as well as a further video that takes us to an ape testing facility in Liberia. The standout, Story Of Gun, boasts obvious echoes of Winchester 73 in charting the breakdown of law and order in society as shotgun passes from one pair of hands to another. And another... See all the stories after the Jump... The intervening period has brought the spread of the Simian Flu. First isolated cases, then an epidemic and finally a full-blow pandemic has devastated the human population and b

2 New Clips From My Man Is A Loser Starring John Stamos

On behalf of Step One of Many Entertainment and Lionsgate, we are pleased to share 2 new clips from the upcoming comedy My Man Is A Loser – opening in select theaters and on demand on July 25th! John Stamos stars as Mike, a New York bachelor with all the right moves. When his buddies ( Michael Rapaport and Bryan Callen ) ask for advice on how to regain their marriage mojo, Mike’s lessons start backfiring with hilarious results. Check out two new clips after the Jump... Clip – The Single Life: Clip – Good Clean Fun: When it comes to women, playboy Mike (John Stamos) has all the right moves. So when Mike’s buddies (Michael Rapaport and Bryan Callen) ask for advice on how to reconnect with their wives, Mike figures he’ll share some secrets and help the guys regain their marriage mojo. But when Mike’s lessons start backfiring with hilarious results, it takes a beautiful, no-nonsense friend (Tika Sumpter) to show Mike he still has a thing or two to learn about relationships.

Earth to Echo Review: Sterilized for an Emotionally Unsatisfying Experience

The pleasant but emotionally hollow Earth to Echo is more Frankenstein than ET . Echo centers around 3 boys and their 'found footage' adventure to locate the source of an odd radio wave affecting their cellphones and other mobile devices. Their neighborhood will soon be knocked down to build a freeway, but Tuck (Brian “Astro” Bradley), foster kid Alex (Teo Halm) and “acquired taste” Munch (Reese Hartwig) set off on their bikes the night before everyone is to move to investigate the anomaly. What they find are pieces of a starship shot down by an agency claiming to be the freeway company, who's more than interested in discovering its whereabouts. The pilot - a tiny but adorable robot later called Echo - just wants to return home, and so the trio head off to rescue the alien, piece together the ship, and band together once more before their friendship comes to an end. Few might not care about the backstory of Echo 's development, but Disney's decision

The First Official Image from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

The first official image arrives. See it here. Although Dawn of Justice is nearly two years away, fans have been clamoring for hints about Director Zack Synder's superhero team-up. Earlier this year, we got images of both the Batmobile and of Batman himself , suggesting a much bigger universe than a Henry Cavill follow-up to a very divisive movie ( see our review of Man of Steel here ). And although we saw Cavill in a behind-the-scenes image of him as Clark Kent, this wasn't quite the one we were hoping for. Until today. Warner Bros has released the first official image from Dawn of Justice. The image, debuted by USA Today, suggests a much darker tone than Man of Steel: Here, we see a more serious Superman than perhaps we would have expected. That's not to say the entire film will be this tonally dark, but Snyder's decision to move Supes into the 21st Century was one reason why we loved MofS so much. The image gives us hints to the story's plot a

Tammy Review: 85 Minutes We'll Never Get Back

The listless and uninspiring Tammy is one of the worst films of the year. Tammy is one of those films you can see coming a mile away, a trainwreck whose strong cast could have prevented but sadly occurs because its driver is too enamored with her own creation to notice the obvious faults. Tammy (Melissa McCarthy) has had a really bad day: a deer hits her car, she loses her job, and finds her husband (Nat Faxon) screwing one of their friends (Toni Colletti). When she runs down the street to her mother (a way to young-looking Allison Janney), she makes contact with her senile grandmother Pearl (Susan Sarandon), who begs Tammy to take her on a roadtrip to Niagara Falls. Along the way, the two meet father-son duo Earl (Gary Cole) and Bobby (Mark Duplass), who are going through their own issues. Together with Pearl's friend Lenore (Kathy Bates), Tammy learns that most of her life's failures can no longer be attributed to other people, and that her future happiness is dep

TV Review: Tyrant “State of Emergency”

TV Review: Tyrant “State of Emergency” By: Brandon Wolfe The pilot episode of ‘ Tyrant ’ was very flawed, but showed some promise. Its major pitfalls were a fairly unremarkable set of characters, a bland lead actor and an overreliance on silly melodrama, but its intriguing premise and lush production values seemed to merit giving it some time to find itself. However, its second episode, “State of Emergency” would seem to indicate that ‘Tyrant’ might not be on the path to pulling itself out of its tangle of problems. The characters remain uninteresting, the lead remains dull and, if anything, it doubles down on the melodrama. It doesn’t seem to be working out its flaws, but reveling in them. In the aftermath of his accident, Jamal is on the road to recovery. We are told of the nature of his injuries, which will make every male member of the viewing audience squirm in his seat, but that he is on the mend. But while he is incapacitated, civil unrest is growing in Abuddin in the


WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP AMPS UP THE ACTION AT COMIC-CON® 2014 WITH SUPER HEROES, SUPER-VILLAINS, SCIENTISTS, VAMPIRES, VIGILANTES AND A MASSIVE SATURDAY NIGHT EVENT WITH DC ENTERTAINMENT. Studio Brings 15 Series to Comic-Con from Top Producers Including Greg Berlanti, Bruno Heller, Greg Plageman, Julie Plec, Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Kevin Williamson and Many More In Addition to a First Ever Saturday Night WBTV/DC Entertainment Event, Fans Won’t Want to Miss Panels and Signings with the Stars and Producers of Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Childrens Hospital, Constantine, The Flash, The Following, Gotham, The 100, iZOMBIE, Mike Tyson Mysteries, The Originals, Person of Interest, Supernatural, Teen Titans Go! and The Vampire Diaries See the line-up & times after the Jump... Twitter Pitch: Super heroes+Super-Villains: prepare for a massive @Comic_Con 2014! Get @warnerbrostv lineup details here: #WBSDCC It wouldn’t be summer without


DRAFTHOUSE FILMS ACQUIRES GROUNDBREAKING CANNES MULTI-AWARD WINNER THE TRIBE . Critically acclaimed first feature from Ukrainian filmmaker Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy will be released theatrically in 2015. Drafthouse Films has acquired North American distribution rights to the 2014 Cannes' International Critics' Week award winner The Tribe. Blowing away critics and audiences alike, the radically ambitious film has been called "an unprecedented cinematic accomplishment" by Indiewire, while The Guardian heralds it "the great discovery of this year's festival." Watch the trailer after the Jump... THE TRIBE TRAILER 2014 from Oleksiy Yevtukh on Vimeo . Set at a Ukrainian boarding school for the deaf, the film's narrative unfolds purely through sign language without a need for employing subtitles or voiceover, resulting in a unique, never-before-seen cinematic experience that engages the audience on a new level. The film dominated the Cannes'

HBO’s Documentary Film "Dangerous Acts" Premiers July 7th

HBO’s next documentary, Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus will be premiering on Monday, July 7th at 9:00pm. Comprised of smuggled footage and uncensored interviews, this enlightening documentary gives audiences a front-row seat to the Belarus Free Theater – a performance art resistance movement against Europe’s last remaining dictatorship. Director Madeleine Sackler goes behind the scenes with the internationally acclaimed underground troupe of courageous performers who refuse to remain silent in a country choked by censorship and repression. After premiering at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the must-see film continues to shed light on the liberties often taken for granted – including free speech and right to artistic freedom. Dangerous Acts Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus premieres Monday, July 7th at 9pm Hashtag: #DangerousActs Upcoming Documentaries: The Newburgh Sting (July 21, 9pm) reveals the FBI’s involveme

#EarthtoEcho Interview With David Green & Henry Gayden

Earth To Echo is out in theaters today. Albert Lawrence from Talk of Fame attended the press junket for Earth to Echo on behalf of our site. Albert spoke to Director David Green and writer Henry Gayden on how they used a Sony RED, iPhone, and GoPro to build Earth to Echo's filmic world. Albert will be helping us out from time to time. Make to to check out his site and follow him on Twitter . Please Leave A Comment-

BBC's Sherlock Will Return In 2015

The BBC announced Wednesday that Sherlock will return for a special and another three episodes, to begin filming in 2015. In a BBC statement, co-creator, writer, and executive producer of Sherlock Mark Gatiss said: “Series Four! At last Not only THAT, we’ll then be shooting three more episodes which will take Sherlock and John Watson into deeper and darker water than ever before. The whole Sherlock team are terrifically excited to return for four new adventures. The Game is on - again!” Please Leave A Comment- Source- BF

#EARTHTOECHO Mysterious Pictures Appear In The Desert Near Barstow, Ca

First, a mysterious underwater formation that some think could be a UFO base was discovered 6 miles off of the coast of Point Dume in Malibu. Then last week, for the second straight Wednesday in a row, unidentified lights were spotted in the sky above Southern California. And then last Friday… Found in the desert sand of Lucerne Valley outside of Barstow, California, the star of Relativity’s EARTH TO ECHO mysteriously appeared. Echo’s likeness spanned approximately half a million square feet. The ultimate “selfie”. Don't miss EARTH TO ECHO when it blasts into theaters today. See all the images after the Jump... In Relativity’s PG summer family adventure movie, Tuck, Munch and Alex are a trio of inseparable friends whose lives are about to change. Their neighborhood is being destroyed by a highway construction project that is forcing their families to move away. But just two days before they must part ways, the boys begin receiving a strange serie