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Soundtrack Review: #Criminal

Criminal - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack sports dark ambience and powerful electronic beats. Review by Matt Cummings Say what you want about the Kevin Costner action/thriller Criminal ( we sure did HERE ), but its excellent score surely wasn't a reason for its disappearance at the box office. Filled with incredible dark electronic beats and beautiful tender moments, Criminal - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack compels us to take in every bit of Composers Brian Tyler and Keith Power's environment. The violent world of spy craft has taken another soldier, this time in murdered CIA operative Bill Pope (Ryan Reynolds). But his sacrifice yields an interesting by-product: he was on his way to pick up the launch codes for the entire American defense network, which was stolen by a shadowy character named The Dutchman (Michael Pitt). The bag's disappearance and location of The Dutchman have also spurred interest by other parties, including the psychotic anarchis

Moview Review: 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

The Huntsman: Winter's War is passable but entirely forgettable popcorn entertainment. Review by Matt Cummings One of the pleasant surprises of 2012 was Snow White and The Huntsman , a deftly managed fantasy flick with perhaps the most polarizing female in film (Kristen Stewart) alongside a very capable cohort in Chris Hemsworth. It went on to amass over $360m worldwide and made me not want to vomit at seeing Stewart. Fast forward to 2016 and a follow-up is ready for instant franchise establishment. But while The Huntsman: Winter's War is nicely shot, it's only passable popcorn entertainment, entirely forgettable, and even blandly predictable. Long before the adventures of Snow White (Stewart), there was the evil queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and her tender sister Freya (Emily Blunt), who herself has magic powers that have yet to emerge. But when her child is murdered by her deadbeat father, Freya (and her heart) apparently turn into The Ice Queen. As Ra


Sony has made it official that Robert Downey Jr. will reprise his role as Tony in the new Spidey solo movie, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING . John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein write Sony and Marvel’s SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING Tom Holland is Marvel and Sony’s new Peter Parker/Spider-man who briefly makes a cameo appearance in “Captain America: Civil War” in 2016 and then he’ll have his own new SPIDER-MAN solo movie, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING to hit theaters July 7, 2017 and that movie will be directed by Jon Watts (“Cop Car”). Marisa Tomei plays the new Aunt May. Also starring Zendaya, Laura Harrier, and Tony Revolori and Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man Please Leave A Comment-

Movie Review: #ELVISANDNIXON Hilarious!

RAMA delivers another great review. Hilarious! Who would’ve thought that a movie could be built around one of the most famous photographs ever?! I genuinely love everything about ELVIS & NIXON , not only because I’ve been a longtime fan of Elvis Presley, ever since my Dad introduced me to his music when I was a kid, but also because this is one absolutely hilarious film, the comedy just hits the mark one after the other, it’s laugh out loud funny. ELVIS & NIXON, directed by Liza Johnson, is essentially the story of how the King of Rock n’ Roll literally met the world’s most powerful man, President Nixon at the White House. I know the first thing that comes to your mind when you watch the trailer probably the fact that Michael Shannon doesn’t look like Elvis and Kevin Spacey doesn’t look like Nixon, but what those two great actors did in this film is not impersonation, they managed to capture the essence of the characters as written or created in the script. So this is


TERROR FILMS Presents “ UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: THE PATH TO PET SEMATARY" The Official Trailer, Poster & Special Promotion. In September of 2015, TERROR FILMS announced that it had acquired, “ UNEARTHED & UNTOLD: The Path To Pet Sematary ” - the documentary chronicling the origins of Stephen King’s bestselling horror novel, “ PET SEMATARY ” and its journey from script to screen. For eager fans that have long awaited the release of the documentary, which took filmmakers John Campopiano and Justin White nearly 5 years to complete, the wait is finally over. Thursday April 21st, 2016, in celebration of the 27th Anniversary of the original film’s theatrical release, Terror Films premieres the Documentary’s Official Trailer, Poster and a SPECIAL ONE TIME LIMITED EDITION Promotion. The details of what’s included in the promotion are featured in the flyer seen here with complete details provided on the Terror Films Store Link below. The Documentary promotional re

TV Review: #Containment – S01E01 - Pilot Episode

This has to be one of the most intriguing pilot episodes I’ve seen thus far for a viral/zombie/outbreak show. Review By Erika Ashley A virus breaks out in the heart of Atlanta weaving a group of strangers into a deadly mix. During this pilot episode of the much anticipated new television drama Containment breaks into the scene with a bang. Jump start to a preview of Day 13 of the viral outbreak. The National Guard busts out of a trucking container into a frenzy of citizens fighting for survival. Bodies are burning in the street, a mother screams for help while carrying a bloodied lifeless child in her arms. A true feast for the eyes of hungry horror and gore fanatics. Flash back to the beginning – Day 1 of the outbreak. A group of children visit the Atlanta Midtown Hospital on a field trip accompanied by their doe-eyed teacher, Katie Frank. While the children enter the facility the scene jumps to a doctor, Rita Sanders, showing signs of infection and is quarantined. She reca

Trailer For #DEPALMA

Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER for A24’s DE PALMA . One of the most talented, influential, and iconoclastic filmmakers of all time, Brian De Palma’s career started in the 60s and has included such acclaimed and diverse films as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, The Untouchables, Carlito’s Way , and Mission: Impossible . In this lively, illuminating and unexpectedly moving documentary, directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow engage in a personal and candid discussion with De Palma, exploring not only his life and work but also his singular approach to the craft of film making and his remarkable experiences navigating the film business, from his early days as the bad boy of New Hollywood to his more recent years as a respected veteran of the field. In the end, what emerges is a funny, honest, and incisive portrait of a truly one-of-a-kind artist, and an exhilarating behind-the-scenes look at the last 50 years of the film industry through the eyes of someone who has truly see

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See ELEKTRA (R. Strauss) In Houston

Fathom Events is back with their Met: Live in HD 2016 series! Win tickets so see ELEKTRA (R. Strauss) On May 4 – Encore Performance at 12:55 p.m in Houston at Edwards Houston Marq'E Stadium 23 & IMAX. Shortly after conquering the opera world with his scandalous masterpiece Salome, Richard Strauss turned to Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s recent adaptation of Sophocles’s Electra for his next project. The resulting opera is an intense and still-startling work that unites the commanding impact of Greek tragedy with the unsettling insights of early-20th-century Freudian psychology. The drama unfolds in a single act of rare vocal and orchestral power. See how to enter after the Jump... Email us at Subject-ELEKTRA- Houston Will need your full name and mailing address. Please Leave A Comment-

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See PAPA HEMINGWAY IN CUBA In Scottsdale

Enter For A Chance To See PAPA HEMINGWAY IN CUBA  On April 28th at 7:00 PM In Scottsdale. In 1959, a young journalist ventures to Havana, Cuba to meet his idol, the legendary Ernest Hemingway who helped him find his literary voice, while the Cuban Revolution comes to a boil around them. The film stars Giovanni Ribisi, Minka Kelly and Mariel Hemingway . See how to enter after the Jump... Email us at Subject-HEMINGWAY IN CUBA Full name & Address. 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 DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR MEMBERS OF THE PRESS AND STUDIO VIPS. THEATER IS OVERBOOKED TO ENSURE A FULL HOUSE. THEATER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SEATING OVER CAPACITY. THIS PASS DOES NOT GUARANTEE ADMISSION. Duplicate p

#JasonBourne Trailer Is Here

Matt Damon returns to his most iconic role in Jason Bourne . Paul Greengrass, the director of The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum , once again joins Damon for the next chapter of Universal Pictures’ Bourne franchise, which finds the CIA’s most lethal former operative drawn out of the shadows. For Jason Bourne, Damon is joined by Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones, while Julia Stiles reprises her role in the series. Frank Marshall again produces alongside Jeffrey Weiner for Captivate Entertainment, and Greengrass, Damon, Gregory Goodman and Ben Smith also produce. Based on characters created by Robert Ludlum, the film is written by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse. Genre: Action-Thriller Cast: Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassel and Tommy Lee Jones Directed by: Paul Greengrass Writers: Paul Greengrass, Christopher Rouse Based on Characters Created by: Robert Ludlum Produced by: Frank Marshall, Jef

Idris Elba To Star In "Guerrilla" Six-Part Limited Series

According to The Wrap Six-part limited series “ Guerrilla ” is billed as a London-based love story Idris Elba and John Ridley are teaming up for a U.K.-based 1970s civil rights drama — and while it might not sound like one at first blush, “Guerrilla” is being billed as a love story. “Guerrilla” tells the story of a politically active couple whose relationship and values are tested when they liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell in 1970s London, per host networks Showtime and Sky Atlantic. Their ultimate target becomes the Black Power Desk, a true-life, secretive counter-intelligence unit within Special Branch dedicated to crushing all forms of black activism. Whilst the series is set against a background of social and political activism, at its heart “Guerrilla” is about a relationship under pressure, and the reality that for any couple there comes a point when the choices they make have real and lasting consequences, the official description contin

New #Furious8 Poster

Back in January, Vin Diesel did his usual social media promotion duty and put up the first poster from the eighth Fast & Furious film online, which listed it as Fast 8 . He's back with the new image, which appears to switch the title to Furious 8, while also making us wonder if they're just unveiling the full title word by word... We suppose it makes sense to follow the naming standard set by the seventh film, but it does rather crush our dream of future movies simply taking bits of the title and using them (And 9, anyone?) Regardless, Furious 8 (or whatever it ends up being known as over here) has F. Gary Gray directing Vin and the returning regulars (including Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris and Dwayne Johnson) facing off against new villain Charlize Theron in a story that remains a mystery to be discovered a quarter mile at a time. We do know that Kurt Russell's mysterious Mr. Nobody will be back, bringing protege Scott Eastwood along for the ride.

Snatch Is Becoming A TV Show On @Crackle

Variety is reporting Sony’s Crackle has ordered a 10-episode, one-hour drama series based on Guy Ritchie’s 2000 heist movie, “ Snatch .” The free, ad-supported Internet TV network announced the new show at its 2016 upfront presentation in New York — Crackle’s only new original programming announcement, along with renewals of shows including “ The Art of More ,” “ SuperMansion ” with Bryan Cranston and Jerry Seinfeld’s “ Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee .” Crackle positioned the “Snatch” series as being in the vein of “Fargo,” the TV series on FX based on the movie from Joel and Ethan Coen, carrying the spirit of the setting in the original feature film while “creating a new world.” The “Snatch” series, inspired by a real-life gold bullion heist in London, will center on a group of twenty-something, up-and-coming hustlers who stumble upon a truck load of stolen gold bullion and are suddenly thrust into the high-stakes world of organized crime. The hoods must quickly learn to

#TeamCap Captain America: Civil War Beijing Premiere

Yesterday, Team Cap visited China on their first stop on the Captain America: Civil War global tour. Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie and director Joe Russo participated in a press conference, fan event and red carpet premiere in Beijing. Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in twocamps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. See all the images after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

#THEINFILTRATOR Trailer Starring #BryanCranston

Based on a true story, Federal agent ROBERT “BOB” MAZUR ( Bryan Cranston ) goes deep undercover to infiltrate Pablo Escobar’s drug trafficking scene plaguing the nation in 1986 by posing as slick, money-laundering businessman Bob Musella. Teamed with impulsive and streetwise fellow agent EMIR ABREU ( John Leguizamo ) and rookie agent posing as his fiancé KATHY ERTZ ( Diane Kruger ), Mazur befriends Escobar’s top lieutenant ROBERTO ALCAINO ( Benjamin Bratt ). Navigating a vicious criminal network in which the slightest slip-up could cost him his life, Mazur risks it all building a case that leads to indictments of 85 drug lords and the corrupt bankers who cleaned their dirty money, along with the collapse of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International, one of the largest money-laundering banks in the world. Please Leave A Comment-


THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN  stars Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Wagner Moura, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, Byung-hun Lee and Peter Sarsgaard. Directed by Antoine Fuqua. Haley Bennett plays the widow of a man murdered by a ruthless gang that has taken over her town. She hires a bounty hunter to get rid of those thugs and it’s enough money for the bounty hunter to hire six more gunmen to help him. Matt Bomer plays Haley Bennett’s character’s husband. The remake’s script is rewritten by “Saving Mr. Banks” filmmaker, John Lee Hancock, previous draft was by “True Detective” creator, Nic Pizzolatto THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN remake arrives September 23, 2016 Please Leave A Comment-

Red Band Trailer For #MikeAndDaveNeedWeddingDates

Enjoy the Red Band trailer for MIKE AND DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES starring Z AC EFRON, ADAM DEVINE, ANNA KENDRICK , and AUBREY PLAZA . Hard-partying brothers Mike (Adam Devine) and Dave (Zac Efron) place an online ad to find the perfect dates (Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza) for their sister's Hawaiian wedding. Hoping for a wild getaway, the boys instead find themselves outsmarted and out-partied by the uncontrollable duo. Please Leave A Comment-

#Deadpool Comes To Blu-ray & DVD May 10th

Hold onto your chimichangas, folks. From the studio that brought you all 3 Taken films comes DEADPOOL , the block-busting, fourth-wall-breaking masterpiece about Marvel Comics’ sexiest anti-hero: me! Go deep inside (I love that) my origin story...typical stuff...rogue experiment, accelerated healing powers, horrible disfigurement, red spandex, imminent revenge. Directed by overpaid tool Tim Miller, and starring God’s perfect idiot Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller and Gina Carano, DEADPOOL is a giddy slice of awesomeness packed with more twists than my enemies’ intestines and more action than prom night. Amazeballs! DEADPOOL will be available on Blu-ray and DVD May 10 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Please Leave A Comment-

#OurKindOfTraitor Trailer

While on holiday in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple, Perry ( Ewan McGregor ) and Gail ( Naomie Harris ), befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian, Dima ( Stellan Skarsgård ), who unbeknownst to them is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia. When Dima asks for their help to deliver classified information to the British Secret Services, Perry and Gail get caught in a dangerous world of international espionage and dirty politics. The couple is propelled on a perilous journey through Paris and Bern, a safe house in the French Alps, to the murky corners of the City of London and an alliance with the British Government via a ruthless and determined MI6 agent ( Damian Lewis ). Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release OUR KIND OF TRAITOR in theaters July 1, 2016 Please Leave A Comment- Poster via Collider

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #Singstreet In Minneapolis

Enter For A Chance To See SING STREET On April 27th at 7:30 PM In Minneapolis. SING STREET is written and directed by John Carney, and stars Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Lucy Boynton and Mark McKenna . SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents’ relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band’s music videos. There’s only one problem: he’s not part of a band…yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he’s promised - calling himself “Cosmo” and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few la

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See #KEANU In Minneapolis

Enter For A Chance To See KEANU On April 27th at 7:30 PM In Minneapolis. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele , a.k.a. the hugely popular comedy duo Key & Peele , star as Clarence and Rell, two cousins who live in the city but are far from streetwise. When Rell’s beloved kitten, Keanu, is catnapped, the hopelessly straight-laced pair must impersonate ruthless killers in order to infiltrate a street gang and retrieve the purloined feline. But the incredibly adorable kitten becomes so coveted that the fight over his custody creates a gang war, forcing our two unwitting heroes to take the law into their own hands. See how to enter 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 ENTER DISCLAIMER: ARRIVE EARLY! SEATING IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED, EXCEPT FOR

#KUNGFUPANDA3 On Digital HD May 13th & Blu-ray Combo Pack On June 28th

DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA 3 is not only one of the best reviewed films of the year, but also one of the top five grossing films of 2016 worldwide. Everyone’s favorite wise-cracking, dumpling-snacking hero is back in “the best Kung Fu Panda yet,”  A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A” CinemaScore® and Certified Fresh on 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks Animation’s KUNG FU PANDA 3 AWESOME EDITION on Digital HD on May 13 and Blu-ray™ and DVD on June 28. After reuniting with his long-lost father, Po travels to a secret village and meets tons of hilarious new panda friends and family members. But when the supernatural villain Kai challenges all the Kung Fu masters across China, Po must discover the teacher within himself and train his clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas! From Academy Award® nominated director, Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kun


U SA Today scored the first images from THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN movie starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio, Wagner Moura, Haley Bennett, Matt Bomer, Byung-hun Lee and Jason Momoa and Peter Sarsgaard.  Directed by Antoine Fuqua. See all the images after the Jump... Haley Bennett plays the widow of a man murdered by a ruthless gang that has taken over her town. She hires a bounty hunter to get rid of those thugs and it’s enough money for the bounty hunter to hire six more gunmen to help him. Matt Bomer plays Haley Bennett’s character’s husband. The remake’s script is rewritten by “Saving Mr. Banks” filmmaker, John Lee Hancock, previous draft was by “True Detective” creator, Nic Pizzolatto THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN remake arrives September 23, 2016 Please Leave A Comment-