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Blue Bloods S05E19 Recap: Through The Looking Glass

Blue Bloods: Time To Let It Go? Story by David Clark Blue Bloods season five has been a series of one-and-done episodes. With the season finale looming only a short four weeks away, it might be time to throw in the towel for any chance of a season building story arch. That said, season five has not been all bad. This season has seen hostage situations in a police precinct, wild gunfights, dangerous stakeouts, and high speed chases. It has definitely been enough to keep fans of the series coming back. The season opened with over 10 million viewers. Mid-season the show peaked at a little over 12 million and the most recent episode dipped back down into the 10 million viewer range. The dip in ratings might be more from the shows recent sporadic breaks than from a lack of interest. Whether the show will receive a sixth season remains to be seen but regardless, fans of the series should tune-in for the last couple episodes of season five. This week Blue Bloods focused o

iZombie S01E03 Recap: The Exterminator

Murderers, Sociopaths, and Zombies. Oh my! Story by @ErikaAshley A couple of teenage film makers shoot footage for their most recent film at an abandoned building down by the shipyard when they stumble across a person down in cellar. Over at the morgue Ravi scrolls through his Google Search for “Seattle Zombies” finding a recent post from a local teenager featuring a picture of what looks to be a zombie. He suggests they do some recon and take a look for themselves but Liv refuses, at first, and then reluctantly accepts but insists she eat because she was started to feel ravenous and he wouldn’t be safe around her. The most recent dead man to come into their office is a hit and run victim and after reading the case file for the deceased gentleman, Marvin Webster, Ravi gives her the clear that the brain should be safe to chow on. Just as Liv finishes a much needed snack Blaine drops by the morgue and confronts her as to why she stood him up. She lets him know she doesn’t trust

Custom Fan Box: Review: April 2015

Our subscription box reviews continue with Custom Fan Box. Review by Matt Cummings Subscription boxes - the monthly subscription service - are all the rage these days: you can go with the standard themes behind Loot Crate, choose a clothing line, and even get a little kinky from Unbound . While I haven't partaken of the latter, I have gotten deep into several geek boxes. This time, it's the new service from Pop-Up Tee's Custom Fan Box. Here's the deal: you choose the single month plan - that's all the choices you're given - and then select from a variety of radial boxes broken down into categories like favorite movies, television, etc. You're also asked to choose a shirt size, which doesn't appear to be the case for May's offering. That one asks you for a shoe size. But we're worried about April, and so here's the breakdown of Custom Fan Box's inaugural offering. First, let's be clear about expectations: you're pr

David Ducovny Thinks Broadcast TV Needs Shorter Seasons

Here's why his recent comments are absolutely necessary in order for network television's survival. Story by Matt Cummings Network television - specifically CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, and The CW - are in a sort of renaissance. Fueled by some of the best programming we've seen since the "Must See" era of 1994-1995, shows are grittier and more realistic than ever before. Yet, some would claim the opposite, that the current formula for television is outdated and could lead to its death unless big changes are made. With pay television opting for shorter seasons (that is, between 10-13 episodes) with shows like the Amazon Original Bosch, broadcast television has been slow to catch up. Recent trends - such as the short run for Marvel's Agent Carter - suggest that someone is listening. But, has there been enough to change the entire industry? That subject has been on our minds lately, as we've discussed it several times on our podcast Inside the Buck

April 2015 Movie(s) On Our Radar

While several April titles look appealing, only release gets our full attention...again. Story by Matt Cummings For a year that's supposed to be the highest-grossing in the history of cinema, February and March 2015 did nothing to help that expectation. In fact, both have turned out to be something close to disasters, with March delivering the lowest box office since 1997 ($461.9m). Even Cinderella's very nice $156m monthly haul wasn't enough to offset Chappie 's scant $30m, or Run All Night 's $24m). Home and Get Hard could turn in decent money by April's end, but none of that is guaranteed. So, it's with a bit of sheepishness that we present you yet another month with very few - ok, only ONE - film that we know could singlehandedly keep April alive. And while there's potentially appealing stories about corporate greed (Ex Machina), a comedy about growing old (While We're Young), and a drama about a man on the FBI's most wanted l

X-Men: Days Of Future Past "Rogue Cut" Is 17 Minutes Longer

“ X-Men: Days Of Future Past ” director tweeted and clarified that the runtime of “ Rogue Cut ” of “X-Men: Days Of Future Past” is actually 17 minutes longer than the original cut due to the changes he’s made. Anna Paquin’s iconic character X-Men character, Rogue, actually had scenes in “X-Men: Days Of Future Past”, but it got cut because it just didn’t fit into the big picture that was always meant to focus on Xavier (James McAvoy) Thankfully, 20th Century Fox wants to bring you these deleted scenes in the movie’s own extended version; these scenes will be added back to the film and re-released as the “Rogue Cut” which contains extra footage, not just Rogue scenes, but other sequences involving other characters as well. Please Leave A Comment-


TV Recap: THE FLASH S01E1: TRICKSTERS Wells finally revealed his secret to Cisco, and Barry had to admit that Joe was right about Dr. Wells, but a bit of time traveling nulled that timeline, as well as the kiss he shared with Iris. 15 years ago. Barry's mother puts Barry to sleep when a pair of speedsters enter her home in a fight. They fight around her, and she ends up dying. Barry shows everything that he knows about Wells. Wells is a speedster, and his machine made Barry the Flash, it's all connected. Since Barry got struck by lightening Wells has done everything he could to make Barry faster. They're unsure if he's the Reverse Flash, but he's something. Whatever Wells wants from Barry he's been patient, scary patient, since this all started fifteen years ago. Balloons float down from the sky. They look innocent enough, until the balloons touchdown and begin exploding. Barry runs in and saves one of the children before he can grab the explosive gi

#FURIOUS7 Premiere Highlight Reel

Continuing the global exploits in the unstoppable franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of Furious 7 . James Wan directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black . They are joined by international action stars new to the franchise including Jason Statham, Djimon Hounsou, Tony Jaa, Ronda Rousey, Nathalie Emmanuel and Kurt Russell . Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel and Michael Fottrell return to produce the film written by Chris Morgan. Please Leave A Comment-

Exclusive Interview Director ROB HILL #REPLANIT

Filmmaker Rob Hill , known for his acclaimed doco The Fort Fisher Hermit , has moved ontosomething different… you might say more ambitious. RePlan It , as a series that sees CNN hero Jock  Brandis and his team visiting underprivileged villages and communities around the world and helping supply them with machinery and contraptions that produce such vitals as water and a peanut sheller. We spoke to Rob about how the public can help with this project. Has it been a challenge getting this project up, Rob? It has been a tremendous challenge. Replan It began as a feature documentary about Jock Brandis and his groundbreaking work in appropriate technology. Jock invented a manual operated peanut sheller in 2002 for people in developing countries where they spend an enormous amount of time shelling nuts by hand to deliver them to market. I knew Jock from his work in the film industry, in 2006 Jock walk  so I asked him if I could do documentary about him and his work. He agreed, and

Movie Review: Woman in Gold

Truth, Justice, and The American Way. Review by David Clark Woman In Gold , a movie inspired by real life events, has a flavor to it that will appeal to some and that will push away others. Starring the ever popular Ryan Reynolds along with Katie Holmes, Helen Mirren, Tatiana Maslany, and Charles Dance, this movie has a lot of star power. At least, it would if the big name actors associated with this movie had the amount of screen-time that the viewing audience was expecting. Woman In Gold gives a bit of the old bait-and-switch between what the trailers show versus what the actual movie presents. For example, Katie Holmes is a name that might draw fans to this movie; however, she has about as many words in this entire film as she has in the official trailer. The same can be said for Charles Dance. Why enlist household names in a movie and then underutilize their talent? The roles portrayed by Holmes and Dance could have easily been filled by unfamiliar faces and it w

Movie Review: Furious 7

Filled with high-octane stunts and likable additions, Furious 7 roars to a tearful tribute. WARNING: This review contains SPOILERS. Review by Matt Cummings It goes without saying that Furious 7 has been on the minds of every moviegoer since Actor Paul Walker tragically died in 2013. Among the many questions raised was how Director James Wan would find closure for a character that wasn't supposed to die. With a frantic script re-write resulting in an extension of the release date now in its rear-view mirror, audiences this weekend get to judge whether Universal made the right decision to move forward instead of cancelling the project as some have suggested. And while it's not as effective as other entries, this one will delight audiences with its purely over-the-top action, new characters, and a touching tribute to Walker. With Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) defeated in London, Team Furious doesn't realize that Shaw's meaner brother Deckard (Jason Statham) h

Movie Review: While We're Young

While We're Young is quirky comedy genius that should make Woody Allen very jealous. Review by Matt Cummings In Noah Baumbach's While We're Young , the struggling documentary filmmaker Josh (Ben Stiller) is at a professional crossroads: his project has been incubating for 9 years, stuck in a self-important loop with no clear direction, while his wife Cordelia (Naomi Watts) sees Josh slowly growing less flexible and spontaneous. But all that changes when a blast of fresh air courtesy of hipsters Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried) reinvigorate the elder couple's lives, infusing them with Sinatra-style hats, a democratic music collection, and a finger-on-the-pulse connection to Brooklyn. Jamie is an aspiring filmmaker and soon finds himself attached to Josh like a son to a father; each begins to emulate the other, and before long they find themselves working on a project that Josh is initially unwilling to undertake. As secrets are exposed about

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #THELONGESTRIDE In Las Vegas

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For THE LONGEST RIDE on April 7th at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas. Based on the bestselling novel by Nicholas Sparks , THE LONGEST RIDE is an unforgettable, timeless story that explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love. Starring Scott Eastwood, Britt Robertson, Alan Alda, Oona Chaplin , and Jack Huston . See how to win after the Jump... Make sure to  LIKE   SandwichJohnFilms  on  Facebook  and follow us on  Twitter  for all your entertainment news and to be to notified about our upcoming Advance Screenings. Also make sure to subscribe and download our  Podcast Click HERE to get your tickets. 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 OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED UPON DEMAND. NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET AND ONLY REV