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Blu-ray 3D/2D Review: 'Jurassic World'

Universal's gigantic dinosaur moneymaker arrives at home just in time to bore us. Review by Matt Cummings If you had come to me in December of 2014 with news that Jurassic World would be (up to this point) the largest moneymaker of 2015, I would have sicked my rapacious cats on you. Better than Age of Ultron ? Furious 7 ? And what about Mad Max: Fury Road ? While all better films, World somehow entered the zietgiest, eventually taking in an astonishing $651.7m domestically and shattering long-held records across the board. With its release onto Blu-ray this week, there's still little reasoning behind such an impressive performance, even with an amazing audio and video transfer. The Movie - 3.5/5 After the disastrous events of Isla Nubar in Jurassic Park , the island is more like Disneyland now, replete with happy genetically-spliced dinosaurs of every kind, creating a safe (if almost homogeneous) experience, with children riding mini-Triceratops and a Sea

Marvel Collector Corps Review: October 2015

Marvel Collector Corps delivers steady returns with its VILLAINS theme. Review by Matt Cummings The subscription box war has seen amazing things lately, with two of the best ever from both Loot Crate and Geek Fuel. But folks, remember that an upstart is making waves as well: Marvel Collector Corps. Ill-content to let money pass along to lesser box companies, Marvel has delivered steady returns for fans in May , June , and August . This sort of 'steady-Eddie' approach might make each box seem a bit...predictable...but its quality and value make it a compelling choice whil.e others ebb and flow with increasing frequency. This month it's VILLAINS. The Promise Before we begin, let's look at the deal again: promising a value of $50, the box would keep the "fluff" (their words) to a minimum with Funko partnering each time to deliver an exclusive figure. Joining at the Founders level would get you an 8" exclusive figure on your one-year ann

Movie Review: #Burnt

Although the food looks sumptuous, Burnt tastes terribly pedestrian. Review by Matt Cummings In Director John Wells' Burnt , the former chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) attempts to resurrect his career to earn the elusive third Michelin star while atoning for his past mistakes. But that won't be easy: although he's now clean from drugs and alcohol, many of his supporters have vanished, including fellow chefs Michel (Omar Sy), and Max (Riccardo Scamarcio). When Jones approaches his former partner Tony (Daniel Bruhl) - who runs his deceased father's restaurant but has doubts as to Adam's sincerity - the two put their pasts aside to turn Tony's kitchen into the best in London. Faced with a drug debt he cannot pay back and a cutthroat mentality on the part of competing restaurants, Adam must forge ahead with new-hire Helene (Sienna Miller), while Tony awaits the inevitable visit by The Michelin Guide. Burnt isn't so much a sumptuous feast as i

Selena Gomez To Bring “13 Reasons Why” To Netflix

Variety is reporting Netflix is in final negotiations to adapt the best-selling young adult novel “13 Reasons Why” as a 13-episode series with Selena Gomez set to exec produce, Based on the 2007 novel of the same name from author Jay Asher, “13 Reasons Why” tells the stories of the late Hannah Baker, a high school student who committed suicide. The story will follow a boy named Clay through an emotional night when he receives a shoe box of cassette tapes from his late classmate and crush Hannah, after she recently committed suicide. On the tapes, which are mailed with instructions to pass along from one student to another, Hannah explains to twelve peers how they each played a role in her death, by giving thirteen reasons explaining why she took her life. The project hails from Anonymous Content and Paramount TV with a pilot penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Brian Yorkey. Before landing at Netflix as a series — which has been in talks at the streaming service f

Sandra Bullock To Lead An All Female Ocean's Eleven Film

The Playlist is reporting the burgeoning creative partnership between George Clooney and Sandra Bullock that yielded this weekend's " Our Brand Is Crisis " (in which Bullock stars, Clooney produces, and David Gordon Green directs), is set to kick up a notch in the near future. A new " Ocean's Eleven " film is in the works, only this time, in line with the recent Hollywood gender-swapping trend, it's due to feature an all female line-up, with Bullock in the lead, and Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit," "Pleasantville") directing. The project was initiated last year by the power trio of late producer Jerry Weintraub, ‘Ocean’s’ trilogy director Steven Soderbergh, and the franchise's main star, Clooney. Olivia Milch (“Queen & Country,” “Little Women”), who has become a go-to screenwriter for female-centric projects, has been working on the screenplay for months. A project we’ve been tracking for much of


Rama is back with another review and it seems like he really liked this movie. Freakin' Awesome! Step aside, Zombieland! There’s a new kid on the block! SCOUTS GUIDE TO THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE rocks my socks off! I was laughing so hard, snots came out of every orifice, it was that freakin’ funny! And our unlikely heroes are badass to the bone. Just sit back, hold tight, and enjoy the ride! Three young talents, Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, and Joey Morgan play three best friends who’ve been scouts for a number of years. Sheridan plays Ben, the virtuous goal oriented one who feels sorry for Augie (Joey Morgan) who thinks scout is everything for eternity, whereas Logan Miller plays Carter, the rowdy one who can’t wait to move on. One night, after a betrayal at the campground, they find their town attacked by an outbreak. And they get by with a little help from a cocktail waitress Denise played by Sarah Dumont who can shoot a zombie’s head off and walk away looking H-O-to the T

Neill Blomkamp's Alien Film On Hold

As reported recently, Ridley Scott's Prometheus sequel, now titled Alien: Paradise Lost , has taken precedent over Neill Blomkamp 's intriguing Alien ideas, entering production first at the beginning of next year. While we were initially led to believe that Blomkamp's own Alien would likely follow a year later, that now, sadly, turns out not to be the case. Blomkamp has tweeted that his Alien project is currently in a "holding" pattern, possibly indefinitely, and that he's moving on to other things. If you somehow missed it, Blomkamp's Alien arrived in a flurry of activity at the beginning of this year, just as Chappie was hitting cinemas. Blomkamp released some just-for-fun Alien designs online, featuring both Sigourney Weaver's Ripley and Michael Biehn's Corporal Hicks. The internet went crazy, and Fox got excited and put the project in development. Conspicuously though, while there were some lovely pictures, there never seemed to actuall

Gordon Ramsay Reacts To #BURNTMOVIE

Why does Michelin Starred chef Gordon Ramsay recommend you see The Weinstein Company's film BURNT ? Watch the famous chef dish about his favorite parts of the film, in theaters everywhere TODAY, OCTOBER 30th! Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all - and lost it. A two-star Michelin rockstar with the bad habits to match, the former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant scene did everything different every time out, and only ever cared about the thrill of creating explosions of taste. To land his own kitchen and that third elusive Michelin star though, he'll need the best of the best on his side, including the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller). BURNT is a remarkably funny and emotional story about the love of food, the love between two people, and the power of second chances. Please Leave A Comment-


Nobby ( Sacha Baron Cohen ), a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian ( Mark Strong ), a deadly MI6 agent, to prevent a massive global terror attack and prove that behind every great spy is an embarrassing sibling. Nobby has everything a man from Grimsby could want, including 11 children andthe most gorgeous girlfriend in the northeast of England ( Rebel Wilson ). There's only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian, who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6's deadliest assassin, but he's just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

New By The Sea Trailer Starring Angelina Jolie Pitt

Written, directed and produced by Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie Pitt , By the Sea serves as her directorial follow-up to Universal Pictures’ epic Unbroken. The dramatic film stars Brad Pitt and Jolie Pitt, who are supported by an international ensemble led by Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup and Richard Bohringer . By the Sea follows an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

Bad Santa 2 Begins Filming In January

Miramax and Broad Green Pictures have announced that Thornton will reprise his role as Willie Soke, and production on " Bad Santa 2 " will start in January in Montreal, Quebec. However, there's not much else in the way of details. There's no word on who has penned the script, or who will be directing. Steve Pink ("Hot Tub Time Machine," "About Last Night") and Doug Ellin ("Entourage") had been linked to the project in the past, but that was a long time ago. As for original helmer Terry Zwigoff, don't count on him returning behind the camera. Please Leave A Comment-

Celebrities Question J.J. Abrams About Star Wars & More

Lena Dunham, Katie Couric, George Lucas , and more celebrities at Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit ask J.J. Abrams anything they want--including a lot of burning questions about Star Wars and Lost. Please Leave A Comment-

Famke Janssen Joins This Is Your Death

THR is reporting Josh Duhamel and Famke Janssen have signed on to star in Giancarlo Esposito 's directorial project, the satirical drama This Is Your Death . Esposito is an Emmy nominated actor known for his roles in Breaking Bad and the recently released The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials . He's stepping behind the camera to direct This is Your Death, which is focused on a reality show that has contestants ending their lives for the audience’s enjoyment. Duhamel will play Adam Rogers, a game show host who is driven to keep ratings up, and egged on by network executive Ilana Katz ( Janssen ). Along with helming, Esposito will star as Mason Washington, a man who is struggling to keep his family afloat. The original script was written by Kenny Yakkel and revised by Noah Pink. Principal photography is slated to begin in Vancouver in November. “This is Your Death is relevant at a time when people are looking to be more connected to each other, yet seem to be more conne

Win Tickets To See The Importance Of Being Earnest In Roseville

Win Tickets To See The Importance of Being Earnest on November 3rd In Roseville. Fathom Events and More2Screen are delighted to present the highly acclaimed revival of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest , from London’s West End! This marvelous one-night event will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd in select cinemas nationwide. Considered Oscar Wilde’s best work, The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, has been making audiences laugh since it debuted in London in 1895. With hilarious farce and witty dialogue, this exhilarating masterpiece is a true crowd pleaser. See how to win tickets after the Jump... Eamil us at Subject-The Importance of Being Earnest Full Name and email address. Set in Victorian England, Wilde’s classic satirical comedy follows two bachelor friends, who create fake identities in an attempt to court two delightful young ladies. As things begin to go awry with their master pl


New Regency and 20th Century Fox have debuted the NEW trailer for the upcoming animated film, ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP . The Munks are growing up, but something unexpected is going down! Check out the new trailer and see Alvin, Simon, and Theodore hit the road by land, by sea, and air to do what ever it takes to get to Miami in their latest adventure ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE ROAD CHIP hits theaters everywhere December 18, 2015! Watch the trailer after the Jump... Through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them. They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother. Please Leave A Comment-

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS Trailer Starring Sally Field

Roadside Attractions will release HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS in theaters March 11, 2016 After a lifetime of being overlooked and ignored, a woman of a certain age finds her world turned upside down by a handsome new co-worker and a self-help seminar that inspires her to take a chance on love in Hello, My Name is Doris, a witty and compassionate late-life coming-of-age-story. When Doris Miller ( Sally Field ) meets John Fremont ( Max Greenfield ), her company’s hip new art director, sparks fly—at least for Doris. Her first encounter with true romance (outside of the pages of a novel) convinces Doris that she and the mostly unaware John are meant for each other. In the cluttered house she shared with her late mother, Doris mines the Internet for information on her one-and-only, guided by the 13-year-old granddaughter of her best pal Roz ( Tyne Daly ). Watch the trailer after the Jump... When Doris begins showing up at John’s regular haunts, she wins over his Williamsburg friends

#INSIDEOUT Short “Riley’s First Date?"

INSIDE OUT releases on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and On Demand November 3 (Already available on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere since October 13) And includes an extensive line-up of bonus features as well as an all-new animated short, “Riley’s First Date?" Please Leave A Comment-

#DIRTYGRANDPA Trailer & Teaser Poster

Prepare to see Zac Efron and Robert De Niro as you’ve never seen them before… Check out the new Trailer and Teaser Poster, just released from the upcoming comedy DIRTY GRANDPA . From director Dan Mazer and writer John Phillips, Julianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney and Adam Pally co-star in the new film about an uptight corporate attorney [Efron] tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather [De Niro] to Daytona Beach, FL to loosen him up. Buckle-up for the ultimate road trip, coming to theaters January 2016! Watch the trailer after the Jump... Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss’s uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, D

Official Poster For A WAR

Directed and written by Tobias Lindholm (A HIJACKING, THE HUNT) Starring Pilou Asbæk, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim and Søren Malling Company commander Claus M. Pedersen (Pilou Asbæk) and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. Meanwhile back in Denmark Claus' wife Maria (Tuva Novotny) is trying to hold everyday life together with a husband at war and three children missing their father. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and in order to save his men, Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him - and his family back home. Please Leave A Comment-

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #SPECTRE In Phoenix

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SPECTRE on November 4th at 7:00 PM In Phoenix. A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond ( Daniel Craig ) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra ( Monica Bellucci ), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. 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 See how to win tickets after the Jump... 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. THEATER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERED

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

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For SPECTRE on November 4th at 7:00 PM In Las Vegas. A cryptic message from the past sends James Bond ( Daniel Craig ) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome, where he meets Lucia Sciarra ( Monica Bellucci ), the beautiful and forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. 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 See how to win tickets after the Jump... 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. THEATER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERBOOKING. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION AND MUST BE SURRENDERE

Ryan Reynolds in Talks To Star In "Truth In Advertising"

Ryan Reynolds is in final negotiations to star in the dramedy Truth In Advertising with veteran Brit director Roger Michell (Notting Hill) also on board. The Solution Entertainment Group’s co-founders and partners Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel are financing and producing the film alongside Lynn Hendee (Ender’s Game) and William Chartoff (Creed). John Kenney wrote the screenplay, an adaptation of his acclaimed debut novel of the same name. Filming begins next spring. Reynolds plays Fin Dolan, whose boss asks him to cancel his Christmas vacation to work on an ad campaign. When his best friend announces she has just been proposed to and his estranged father lands in the hospital, Fin begins to wonder why everyone else is moving forward with their lives while he is stuck in neutral. Please Leave A Comment- Source-Deadline

#OPENSEASON Gets Scared Silly On March 8, 2016

The OPEN SEASON crew are back in action next year when Sony Pictures Animation’s fourth installment – OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY hits Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD platforms MARCH 8, 2016. The direct-to-video mystery adventure brings back Elliot, Boog and all of the beloved woodland creatures from the previous Open Season series. The latest release for one of the most successful animated franchises, is a heartwarming tale incorporating good values and laugh-out-loud fun for all ages. The Blu-ray™ and DVD releases will be packed with bonus materials including all-new featurettes, bloopers, a director’s commentary track, and an Inside Sony Pictures Animation profile of director David Feiss. In celebration of Open Season’s 10th Anniversary, Sony Pictures Animation will present an all-new animated movie, OPEN SEASON: SCARED SILLY, on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD March 8th. This national debut, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, is the latest release for one of the mos

Movie Review: 'Bridge of Spies'

Bridge of Spies adds quick wit and excellent performances to the melancholy age of The Cold War. Review by Matt Cummings In Steven Spielberg's feel-good Bridge of Spies , the American insurance lawyer Donovan (Tom Hanks) must negotiate to secure the release of spy pilot Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell) during the turbulent era of the early 1960's. But in order to do so, Donovan must deliver the Russian spy Abel (Mark Rylance), whom Donovan has recently defended in a lopsided trial. As the Russians complete the barrier between East and West, Donovan faces nearly insurmountable odds and a dwindling timetable to deliver Abel and get his people back into home soil. This fourth collaboration between the two Hollywood heavyweights yields fine results, adding another must-see to the growing list of recent and excellent spy films. It lands softly somewhere between Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and James Bond: totally accessible, but missing most of the real negoti