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#BoxOffice Report: Machines, Strippers Fall, 'Inside' Outperforms

Post-apocalyptic machines and strippers lose out in July 4th Weekend bust. Story by Matt Cummings Early numbers are coming in from this week's domestic box office, and it doesn't look good for two movies with high expectations from their studios. It appears that Pixar's Inside Out will finally take the number 1 slot from three-peater Jurassic World , leaving Terminator Genisys and Magic Mike XXL in the dust. With hgh praise from critics and even talk of whether it deserves an Oscar nod for Best Picture, the movie about a little girl's emotions will take in an estimated $30 million over the three-day weekend. It's already made over $225m and on Friday seemed ready to exert its influence over Mike and Terminator . Coming in at a close number 2 is Jurassic World , which should take in $28-29m. Considering its staying power, there's no reason why a last-minute surge could see the two slip-flop, attesting to the popularity of both. That leaves

TV Review: Hannibal "Contorno"

Déjà vu sets in on Hannibal’s European vacation. Review by Brandon Wolfe For an adaptation of well-known source material, Hannibal has thus far mostly marched to the beat of its own drummer. Seasons 1-2 took Thomas Harris’ famed characters and spun them in entirely new directions, with only brief references presenting themselves in certain lines and events (most notably with some of the Mason Verger arc near the end of Season 2). While the series has always marched inexorably toward direct adaptations of Harris’ novels and their subsequent film adaptations, it has played so fast and loose with the original texts that there was no reason to ever expect a rigid do-over of material with which fans are already so familiar. Which is why it’s so surprising, and disappointing, that “Contorno” opts to retread the ground already covered by Hannibal , the novel and film, so slavishly. This section of Season 3 had always consciously set itself up to tackle Harris’ third Lecter novel, but up

#BatmanVSuperman New Images Of Cast

As the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con is now less than a week away, the studios are gearing up to show off what they have to offer in the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, romance, adventure and, of course, superheroics. With Marvel’s Cinematic Universe skipping this year (the TV shows will represent), Warner Bros. and DC are naturally going big with their efforts. Some new images from Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice have emerged via Entertainment Weekly . See all the images after the Jump... As you’ll know by now, the film finds Kal-El ( Henry Cavill ) going toe-to-toe (or cape-to-cowl) with Bruce Wayne ( Ben Affleck ) as a world-weary Batman decides that Superman is just too much of a threat to ignore. And while the idea of Bats taking on Supes would seem to be along the lines of a bicycle battling a tank, Wayne is coming loaded for alien bear, with a reinforced suit that enhances his strength and some handy Kryptonite for making the fight a little more equal. Also

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #MINIONS In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For MINIONS on July 7th at 7:00 PM in SACRAMENTO. Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. See how to win tickets 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 Be sure to follow us on Twitter , Follow David  @Clark_SJF , Matt @mfc90125 . And be


ATTICUS ROSS SIGNS ON TO SCORE ROBERT KIRKMAN’S UPCOMING SERIES OUTCAST FOX International Studios (FIS) today announced that Atticus Ross, Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer, producer and electronic musician is on board to score Robert Kirkman’s upcoming exorcism drama, Outcast, produced for Cinemax by FOX International Studios (FIS). This marks Ross’ television series score debut. Ross’ acclaimed film work includes the score for David Fincher’s The Social Network , which earned him the Oscar and the Golden Globe, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Gone Girl with long-time collaborator Trent Reznor . He also composed the music for Hughes Brothers’ The Book of Eli , Bill Pohlad’s Love & Mercy and Michael Mann’s Blackhat among others. Ross first garnered attention in the mid-1990’s as a programmer for Tim Simeon’s Bomb the Bass, and later for co-producing and programming five Nine Inch Nails albums with Reznor: With Teeth, Year Zero, The Slip, the ins

#JoeDirt2 Sneak Peek & Clips

In this sequel to the 2001 cult favorite, David Spade ("Rules of Engagement") returns as the mullet-wearing, rock and roll loving, down on his luck white-trash-hero who embarks on another epic journey, this time through the recent past, the heartland of America - and his own mind - to get back to his loved ones. Watch the clips after the Jump... Joe Dirt is back with a vengeance, and a mop. David Spade reprises his role alongside Oscar winner Christopher Walken (WEDDING CRASHERS), Brittany Daniel ("The Game"), Dennis Miller and Adam Beach (FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS). Patrick Warburton ("Rules of Engagement"), Mark McGrath (SHARKNADO 2), Charlotte McKinney ("Dancing with the Stars") and Kevin Farley also star in the sequel. Director, Writer and Producer: Fred Wolf (JOE DIRT, GROWN UPS) Writer and Producer: David Spade Produced by: Happy Madison Productions Lifeboat Productions Please Leave A Comment-


With the 4th of July upon us, 20th Century Fox Films and INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE are celebrating this holiday with the following events. Feel free to share these #IDR events commemorating this years’ Independence Day! To kickoff the holiday weekend, Jeff Goldblum is joining Facebook and Instagram ! The famous speech from Independence Day is now on Dubsmash! Fans can now record their best impression of President Whitmore’s speech and share using #IndependenceDubs for the chance to featured in the official Independence Day Dubsmash remix. More info on the IDR Facebook page . Lastly, check out this classic photo of Bill Pullman in the first Independence We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can pr

#MFarlaneToys & @HBO Announce New #GameOfThrones Collectibles

McFarlane Toys and HBO Global Licensing® Announce Agreement To Create a New Construction Line Based on the Critically-Acclaimed Series Game of Thrones ® McFarlane Toys to reveal the highly collectible and much anticipated new Game of Thrones construction sets at 2015 San Diego Comic-Con McFarlane Toys, in partnership with HBO Global Licensing, announced today a new licensing agreement to bring the global television phenomenon Game of Thrones to the construction toy aisles this Fall 2015. In 2014, Todd McFarlane’s award-winning toy company, McFarlane Toys, revolutionized the construction brick aisle with its introduction of realistic and highly detailed construction sets. McFarlane Toys will add an artistic layer to each Game of Thrones brick piece, turning ordinary construction sets into realistic models of notable locations seen on the show. The new Game of Thrones construction sets extend McFarlane's high standards of artistic vision, realistic accuracy, and incredible

Laurence Fishburne To Star In ROOTS Remake

ACADEMY® AWARD NOMINEE AND EMMY® AWARD WINNER LAURENCE FISHBURNE TO STAR AS ALEX HALEY IN ROOTS. Scripted Event Series to Simulcast on HISTORY®, A&E and LIFETIME Academy® Award nominee and Emmy® Award winning actor Laurence Fishburne (Black-ish) is set to star as Alex Haley in the A+E Networks scripted event series ROOTS, it was announced today by Dirk Hoogstra, EVP & General Manager, HISTORY. Fishburne will play Haley, the author of the novel Roots: The Saga of an American Family, an American family origin story based around the life of Kunta Kinte. ROOTS will be an original, contemporary production, incorporating material from Haley's novel, as well as carefully researched new scholarship of the time. Laurence Fishburne has achieved an impressive body of work not only as an actor but also as a producer and director. In 1992, he won the Tony Award for his portrayal of Sterling Johnson in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running. The following year, his performance as

SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE Final Poster & Music Video

Summer is FINALLY here, and we’re amping up the sunshine and happiness with the worldwide sensation SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE ! Headed to a theater near you AUGUST 5, Shaun and his flock are off on an unexpected and exciting adventure to the Big City, and you can grab a sneak peek at the whole gang in the BRAND NEW Final Poster. Plus, experience all the good summer feels by watching this charming farm family grow up right before your eyes in the delightful “ Feels Like Summer With You " Music Video. When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home. Please Leave A Comment-

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

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For PIXELS on July 20th at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens misinterpret video-feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war against them, they attack the Earth, using the games as models for their various assaults. President Will Cooper ( Kevin James ) has to call on his childhood best friend, ’80s video game champion Sam Brenner ( Adam Sandler ), now a home theater installer, to lead a team of old-school arcaders ( Peter Dinklage and Josh Gad ) to defeat the aliens and save the planet. Joining them is Lt. Col. Violet Van Patten ( Michelle Monaghan ), a specialist supplying the arcaders with unique weapons to fight the aliens. See how to win tickets 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

#Hannibal Episode 4 "Contorno" Preview

Jack Crawford ( Laurence Fishburne ) and Inspector Pazzi (guest star Fortunato Cerlino ) search for clues that will lead them closer to Hannibal Lecter's ( Mads Mikkelsen ) location in Florence, but the promise of riches offered by Mason Verger (guest star Joe Anderson ) threatens to corrupt Pazzi's quest for redemption. Meanwhile, Will Graham ( Hugh Dancy ) and Chiyoh ( Tao Okamoto ) travel to Florence, both on a mission to find Hannibal, but at odds over the desired outcome. Watch the preview after the Jump... Elsewhere, as Alana Bloom ( Caroline Dhavernas ) continues to work with Mason Verger she grows concerned for the safety of all involved. Gillian Anderson also stars. Please Leave A Comment-

First Look At The #GHOSTBUSTERS Costumes

Paul Feig tweeted the first costume image from the GHOSTBUSTERS reboot. Paul Feig and his “The Heat” scribe, Katie Dippold are co-writing this all-female new GHOSTBUSTERS movie. The story will once again be set in New York City. Feig previously stated that he wants this reboot to be a lot scarier but it will still be PG-13 Starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as the new team. And their receptionist will be played by none other than Chris Hemsworth . GHOSTBUSTERS arrives July 22, 2016 Please Leave A Comment-

Another Reboot. #FatalAttraction Heading To FOX TV

THR is reporting Fox is developing a remake of 1987  Fatal Attraction  starring  Michael Douglas, Glenn Close and Anne Archer. Mad Men alums Maria and Andre Jacquemetton are on board to pen the script for Paramount Television and executive produce. The project, which received a script commitment, is being eyed as a short-order event series — but with the potential to continue for a second season. Stanley R. Jaffe and Anonymous Content's Rosalie Swedlin will exec produce. Current Fox president of entertainment David Madden developed and supervised the movie — which scored six Oscar nominations — when he was an exec at Paramount's film studio. The potential series is described as a reimagining of the iconic thriller, in which a married man’s indiscretion comes back to haunt him. For Fox, the deal comes as the network is poised to reboot The X-Files and launch film-to-TV remakes with Minority Report and a new take on Frankenstein. At Paramount, meanwhile, Fatal Attr


The Future is Here! Presenting ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL ! This Fall, prepare for an all-new, all-different Marvel Universe to begin! The House of Ideas is kicking off this bold publishing initiative with the free ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL PREVIEWS , available today in comic shops! Can’t make it to a comic shop? Download the updated version right now via the Marvel Digital Comic Store or Marvel Comics App! Peer into the next phase of the Marvel Universe with striking images from some of the new titles launching this fall! Download the All-New, All-Different Marvel Previews Now! “Dropping the mic right before San Diego Comic-Con has become a Marvel tradition,” says Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso. “The ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT MARVEL PREVIEWS magazine provides a large snapshot of what’s to expect in the fall: new characters, new teams, new wrinkles for our heroes, and most importantly, fresh creative directions. And we’re just getting started. We have a few more aces

#LondonHasFallen Trailer

Gerard Butler is back in action as Mike Banning, Secret Service man with nerves of steel and the kidneys of an ageing thespian. Banning has tragedy in his past and skeletons in his closet – some metaphoric, some possibly real – but they’ve let him into the UK and, judging by the first teaser for London Has Fallen. Watch the trailer after the Jump... He may have missed the Secret Service’s health and safety day but Banning is a ruthless practitioner in the art of defending his President, the highly incident prone Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart). He’s seen off North Korean commandos in Olympus Has Fallen and now there’s another cadre of evildoers to fend off, this time on English soil. Not too many tourist attractions look like they'll be surviving this one. The premise sees Asher and his fellow world leaders assembling for the state funeral of the British Prime Minister. The presence of so many big knobs in one place attracts some Very Bad People to the capital with a Very N

2015 #BoxOffice Mid-year Report

How has the 2015 box office performed compared to 2014? Read on to find out. Story by Matt Cummings From late 2014, critics and writers were ready to proclaim the 2015 box office as the most successful in history. We too felt a certain sense of destiny, with so many great films arriving throughout the year. We even wrote about it here , here , and here . Then January arrived, and one dud after another came with it, including Blackhat , Mortdecai , The Boy Next Door , and Project Almanac . February was actually worse, with Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son dropping stinking loads at our door before running off. But within that mire of disaster, we also saw great films, including Paddington and Kingsman: The Secret Service , both of which kept many theaters from turning into mausoleums. You can read our QUARTER 1 REPORT here . As we pass the half-way mark of 2015, it's time to compare this year's box office to 2014, and to determine if everyone was right ab


Frank Martin (played by newcomer Ed Skrein ), a former special-ops mercenary, is now living a less perilous life - or so he thinks - transporting classified packages for questionable people. When Frank’s father ( Ray Stevenson ) pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna ( Loan Chabanol ), and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century. Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge. Watch the trailer after the Jump... From the producers of LUCY and the TAKEN trilogy, THE TRANSPORTER REFUELED is a fresh personification of the iconic role of Frank Martin, that launches the high-octane franchise into the present-day and introduces it to the next ge

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #MINIONS In Fresno

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For MINIONS on July 7th at 7:00 PM in FRESNO. Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. See how to win tickets 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 Can you find BOB?  BOB is hiding somewhere on our page. Could be on our home page or

TV Review: Scream "Pilot"

TV adaptation is dead on arrival. Review by Brandon Wolfe Scream becoming a TV show at this point in the game is very odd, at least on MTV. Sure, we live in a culture that specializes in grave-robbing the past, unearthing musty old franchises to cash in on whatever residual name recognition can be extracted from their withering bones. But Scream is a property that has little, if any, familiarity to MTV’s tween target audience, many of whom (like some members of this show’s cast) were yet to be born when ol’ Ghostface went on his first rampage. If Scream were to be dusted off for a cinematic reboot, it would be difficult to feign surprise (other than that there remained any interest in something like that so soon after 2011’s Scream 4 came and went unnoticed), but a television series served up to an audience who wouldn’t know Gale Weathers if she backed over them with her news van seems peculiar. Perhaps MTV felt emboldened from successfully repackaging the even mustier Teen Wolf

TV Review: True Detective "Night Finds You"

Show still crawling along but ends with a bang. Review by Brandon Wolfe True Detective ’s second season continues to plod along without generating much urgency or excitement. Now that the team of detectives have come together to investigate the brutal murder of city official Ben Caspere, we are starting to get more formally acclimated with this bunch of mopes, and the ways in which each of them is uniquely broken fails to make any of them compelling. If there is a common thread uniting all of the core characters, beyond a shared hatred of smiling, it’s how the wounds of the past fail to ever heal with time. “Night Finds You” opens with a long monologue delivered by Vince Vaughn’s upwardly mobile Mr. Big, Frank Semyon, as he relays to his wife a tale of how he was once locked in a basement by his drunken bastard of a father, who then subsequently forgot about his son’s confinement for several days, leaving young Frank trapped in the dark, nibbled upon by hungry rats, one of which h