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Movie Review: #DeepwaterHorizon

Deepwater Horizon is competent, straight-forward, and absolutely mesmerizing. Review by Matt Cummings If Director Peter Berg's survival flick Deepwater Horizon proves anything, it's that good and decent people are usually made to suffer the will of more powerful ones, irregardless of the dangers or the facts. That's at least what Berg wants you to think, and he makes a convincing case between the concerned workers (including Mark Wahlberg and Kurt Russell) and those at BP (John Malkovich) who are determined to pump at this submersible offshore drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico. That decision and resulting explosion in 2010 which killed 11 and became the worst oil spill in US history certainly pulls on one's heartstrings as Mike Williams (Wahlberg) desperately tries to escape the burning rig while helping his boss (Russell) and other workers. Things start off quite slowly - maybe even a little too slow - as everyday-man Williams interacts with vario

Movie Review: #Masterminds

Masterminds is for comedy food the white-trash soul. Review by Matt Cummings In Director Jared Hess' Masterminds , the "Hillbilly Heist" - the largest and perhaps most improbably heist in American history - is brought to the screen, care of an exceptionally talented corps of master comedians who use their talents to mostly hilarious effect. Zach Galifianakis plays the white-trash armored truck driver David Ghantt, whose pleasant and uncomplicated life is forever changed when his coworker Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) seduces him to steal from the Loomis Fargo bank, with the promise they'll be together in sunny Mexico. What the Prince Charming-do'ed Ghantt doesn't realize is that he's being manipulated by Campbell's thieving friend Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson), who intends to hang Ghantt out for the robbery and take all the money. Pursued in Mexico by Interpol, Ghantt assume different looks to maintain a low profile, but eventually meets th

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? In Dallas

Enter for a chance to see KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW? on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30 PM in Dallas. In Universal Pictures' Kevin Hart: What Now? , comedic rock-star Kevin Hart follows up his 2013 hit stand-up concert movie Let Me Explain, which grossed $32 million domestically and became the third-highest live stand-up comedy movie of all time. Hart takes center stage in this groundbreaking, record-setting, sold-out performance of "What Now?"—filmed outdoors in front of 50,000 people at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field—marking the first time a comedian has ever performed to an at-capacity football stadium. 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 Email us  at Subject-KEVIN HART: WHAT NOW?-Dallas Name &a

Production Begins On "UNTITLED A. A. MILNE" Starring @MargotRobbie

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY HAS BEGUN ON “ UNTITLED A. A. MILNE ” FOR FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES, starring Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie and Kelly Macdonald . Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that principal photography on UNTITLED A. A. MILNE has begun shooting on location in Oxfordshire, Surrey, East Sussex and London. The film is directed by Simon Curtis (WOMAN IN GOLD, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN, “Cranford”) from a script written by Frank Cottrell Boyce (RAILWAY MAN, MILLIONS) based on a screenplay by Simon Vaughan (“War and Peace”). The film stars Domhnall Gleeson (THE REVENANT, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS), Margot Robbie (SUICIDE SQUAD, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET), Kelly Macdonald (SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS, “Boardwalk Empire”) and Will Tilston as young Christopher Robin. Additional cast includes Stephen Campbell Moore, Alex Lawther, Richard McCabe, Nico Mirallegro, Geraldine Somerville and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Damian Jones (ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE, THE LADY IN THE VAN) produc

True Memoirs Of A International Assassin Trailer Starring Kevin James

Go Big or Go Ghost. Usually, honesty is the best policy. So what happens when the biggest lie you tell to make the sell, accidentally becomes the truth? Netflix released the trailer for the Kevin James starring original film True Memoirs of a International Assassin, premiering on Friday, November 11 to members worldwide. True Memoirs of an International Assassin, starring Kevin James (Pixels), Andy Garcia (Kill the Messenger), and Zulay Henao (Meet the Blacks) is a Netflix original film directed by Jeff Wadlow (Kick Ass 2) The action comedy follows Sam Larson, a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire when his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. When the book is a huge success, he is suddenly kidnapped, taken out of the country, and forced into an assassination plot. Maurice Compte ("Narcos"), Andrew Howard (Taken 3), Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street), Kelen Coleman ("The McCarthy’s"), Le


The story of a boy ( Asa Butterfield ) born on Mars' first colony has an added element of timeliness with this week's real life Mars news! SpaceX Founder Elon Musk just delivered a keynote address on Tuesday at the International Astronautical Congress about his plans to colonize Mars! In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet - never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot - an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing. While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he's never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a cha


FUSE TO PREMIERE NEW SERIES “ CLASH OF THE CORPS ” LIVE ON EXECUTIVE PRODUCER DWAYNE JOHNSON’S FACEBOOK PAGE . Facebook Live Viewing Event Scheduled for October 4th Fuse (, a national television network for the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience, today announced that Clash of the Corps Executive Producer Dwayne Johnson will host the series’ premiere episode on his official Facebook page ( ), as part of a Facebook Live viewing event for his over 56 million fans on Tuesday, October 4 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The two-episode season premiere of Clash of the Corps debuts on Fuse on Wednesday, October 5 at 11 p.m ET/PT. The 8-part half-hour docu-series captures the blood, sweat and tears behind the scenes and on the road in the fast, ultra-competitive, high-energy world of Drum Corps International – “Marching Music’s Major League.” Clash of the Corps follows DCI's two most historically successful corps, the Cadets fr


MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE , written and Directed by John Dower and featuring commentary from Louis Theroux. Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux. Suffused with a good dose of humor and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is stranger than fiction. Magnolia Pictures will release MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE in theaters January 2017 Please Leave A Comment-


JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK ,” starring Tom Cruise (the “MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE” franchise, “EDGE OF TOMORROW”) and directed by Edward Zwick (“THE LAST SAMURAI,” “BLOOD DIAMOND”). JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK is in theaters October 21, 2016 Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Website: #JackReacherMovie Please Leave A Comment-

Justin Lin To Direct "Hot Wheels" Movie

According to THR Justin Lin is revving up Hot Wheels . The Star Trek Beyond filmmaker has closed a deal to develop, direct and produce, via his Perfect Storm Entertainment, a feature based on popular car toyline from Mattel. Lin and Perfect Storm will also have an option to co-finance the project. A Hot Wheels movie has been made, despite iterations being in development since 2003. McG was at one point attached to direct and produce for Columbia before it landed in the garage of Joel Silver and Warners. Legendary picked up the rights in earlier this decade. Simon Crane came on board to direct it in 2013 but the project has been sitting idle since 2014. Lin’s boarding injects some nitrous oxide into the project; Lin, his partner Troy Craig Poon, and Legendary will begin a search for a writer to take Hot Wheels back to the starting line. The project is in the early development stages and will not be Lin’s next movie. Hot Wheels is one of the world’s biggest toy brands, with

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS Opens in New York & Los Angeles on October 28th

THE EAGLE HUNTRESS follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breath-taking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, THE EAGLE HUNTRESS features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film. Narrated by Daisy Ridley. While there are many old Kazakh eagle hunters who vehemently reject the idea of any female taking part in their ancient tradition, Aisholpan’s father Nurgaiv believes that a girl can do anything a boy can, as long as she’s determined. The story begins after Aisholpan has been training with her father’s eagle for many months. As every eagle can only have one master, the time has come for Aisholpan to capture an eagle of her

#MaxSteelMovie Poster Has Arrived

Based on the popular line of Mattel toys and hit TV show, Open Road Films presents the highly anticipated superhero film MAX STEEL - the story of an ordinary 16-year-old, Max McGrath ( Ben Winchell ), who discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy. When Max meets Steel (voiced by Josh Brener ), they discover that together they form MAX STEEL, a teenage superhero possessing powerful strength beyond anything in our world. 16-year old MAX MCGRATH has just moved to a new town - and is desperately trying to fit in - when he discovers his body can generate the universe’s most powerful energy. Unbeknown to Max, a slightly rebellious and hilarious techno-organic extraterrestrial named Steel has been keeping an eye on him, hungry for his super-human energy. When they finally meet, they discover that together they form MAX STEEL, a superhero possessing powerful strength beyond anything in our world. These two unlikely friends soon find themselves hunted by sini

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See THE ACCOUNTANT In Phoenix

Enter for a chance to see THE ACCOUNTANT on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 PM in Phoenix. Christian Wolff ( Affleck ) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King ( J.K. Simmons ), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk ( Anna Kendrick ) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. 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 CLIC

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See THE ACCOUNTANT In Las Vegas

Enter for a chance to see THE ACCOUNTANT on Monday, October 10 at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas. Christian Wolff ( Affleck ) is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world’s most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department’s Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King ( J.K. Simmons ), starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk ( Anna Kendrick ) has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. 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


“ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ” is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters. FANTASTIC BEASTS: A RETURN TO J.K. ROWLING’S WIZARDING WORLD, taking place on October 13th. In select IMAX and non-IMAX theaters around the world, fans are invited to join the cast from FANTASTIC BEASTS for a live Q&A and be the first to see exciting new footage from the upcoming film. For those of you unable to attend at a participating theater, the event will be live streamed on FANTASTIC BEASTS Official Facebook Page. “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New Yo

Daisy Ridley Joins Peter Rabbit

We brought word last month that James Corden and Rose Byrne had landed two of the lead roles in a planned live-action/CG blend version of Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit for Sony. They have some company now in the shape of Daisy Ridley and Elizabeth Debicki . Annie's Will Gluck is directing the film, which will see its animated creatures handled by Animal Logic, the company that provided Emmet and co. for The Lego Movie. The director also did a pass on the script, which has previously been written by Rob Lieber. Corden is set as the voice of Peter, with Byrne playing a live-action character named Bea. Ridley and Debicki's characters have not been announced, but they're listed as voice roles, so perhaps they're playing part of Peter's family. It also remains to be seen how the movie will extend the original 1901/1902 tale, which focuses mostly on Peter stealing vegetables from the garden of Mr. McGregor. The fresh casting news comes as the studio teams u

Alfonso Cuarón's DESIERTO Trailer

STX Entertainment's DESIERTO . From Jonás Cuarón and Alfonso Cuarón, the acclaimed filmmakers of Gravity, comes a unique, modern vision of terror. Desierto is a visceral, heart-pounding suspense-thriller packed with tension and suspense from start to finish, starring Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries and Y Tu Mamá También) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen). What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there's nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer. Please Leave A Comment-


New teaser for Mike Mills' 20TH CENTURY WOMEN rewinds to a pivotal moment in history The first look at Annette Bening starrer 20TH CENTURY WOMEN shows three generations making their way through a cultural moment brimming with change and rebellion. With 20th Century Women, acclaimed filmmaker Mike Mills (the Academy Award®-winning Beginners) brings us a multilayered, funny, heart-stirring celebration of the complexities of women, family, time, and the connections we search for our whole lives. Set in Santa Barbara, the film follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie’s upbringing – via Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative t


PARAMOUNT PICTURES TO OPEN MARTIN SCORSESE’S “ SILENCE ” IN LIMITED RELEASE ON DECEMBER 23, WIDE IN JANUARY 2017 Paramount Pictures announced today that it, in association with Fabrica de Cine and Ai Films, will open Martin Scorsese’s highly anticipated film “SILENCE” in limited release on December 23, followed by a wide release in January 2017. Scorsese, who worked closely with Fabrica de Cine’s Gaston Pavlovich on the making of the film, wrote the screenplay with Jay Cocks (“GANGS OF NEW YORK”), based on the book “Silence” by Shusaku Endo. The film is produced by Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff “(THE WOLF OF WALL STREET”), along with Randall Emmett (“LONE SURVIVOR”), Barbara Defina (“GOODFELLAS”), Vittorio Cecchi Gori (“IL POSTINO”), Irwin Winkler (“CREED”). Producer Gaston Pavlovich’s company Fabrica de Cine also provided the lead financing for the picture, alongside Executive Producer Dale A. Brown of Sharpsword Films. “SILENCE” stars Andrew Garfield (“THE AMAZING SPID

#FencesMovie Teaser Trailer Directed By Denzel Washington

FENCES is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson , and Saniyya Sydney . The film is produced by Denzel Washington, Todd Black and Scott Rudin. Please Leave A Comment-


MARVEL STUDIOS and IMAX OFFER GLOBAL FANS AN AMAZING SNEAK PEEK AT SELECT FOOTAGE FROM THE WORLD’S NEWEST SUPER HERO—“ DOCTOR STRANGE ” EXPAND YOUR MIND: AN IMAX® 3D EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOK FEATURES EXCLUSIVE FOOTAGE TO BE SHOWN IN OVER 115 THEATER LOCATIONS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA ON OCTOBER 10, 2016 AT 7 P.M. See how to get tickets after the Jump... Marvel Studios announces Marvel Studios’ Expand Your Mind: An IMAX® 3D Exclusive First Look, featuring approximately 15 minutes of exclusive footage from the highly anticipated, action-packed “Doctor Strange.” The sneak peek will be showcased in over 115 theater locations across North America on October 10, 2016, at 7p.m. Select IMAX 3D theaters nationwide and 3D & IMAX 3D theaters internationally will offer the special screening of thrilling, never-before-seen 3D footage of the Scott Derrickson-directed movie, which opens in U.S. theaters on November 4, 2016. Commenting on the exclusive footage, director Scott Derrickson says,

#Supergirl & #Superman Take Flight In This Sneak Peek From #Supergirl Season 2

A new clip has been released from the season premiere, featuring Tyler Hoechlin as both Clark Kent and Superman, who takes to the sky to mount a joint rescue mission with Melissa Benoist 's Kara Danvers/ Supergirl . Supergirl's second season will premiere 10 October Please Leave A Comment-

MacGruber 2 Is In The Works

It's been a while since we've heard much of anything about a potential sequel to spoof action movie MacGruber . Still, director/co-writer Jorma Taccone and star/co-writer Will Forte keep insisting they're working on it. Taccone has just posted to Twitter that fresh work on the script is underway. MacGruber , which was spawned from the pair's Saturday Night Live parody of TV series MacGyver was a flop back in 2010, earning some terrible reviews. But it has, like movies such as Anchorman , gone on to cult status on home entertainment formats. Hence the renewed attempt to get a sequel into the world. While there is seemingly no company on board to make the thing yet (at least the options have expanded thanks to streaming companies since the movie opened), the pair – plus presumably co-writer John Solomon – is pressing ahead. The new movement has no doubt been sparked by Forte finding more time in between working on TV comedy The Last Man On Earth and the appeare


JAKE GYLLENHAAL AND CAREY MULLIGAN TO STAR IN “ WILDLIFE ” JUNE PICTURES AND NINE STORIES PRODUCE PAUL DANO'S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT Paul Dano will bring Richard Ford’s American classic WILDLIFE to the screen, marking his directorial debut. Academy Award® nominees Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan are set to star in this period drama. Production will commence early November 2016. WILDLIFE, based on the 1990 Richard Ford novel, is co-written by Dano and Zoe Kazan and centers on the story of a teenage boy who witnesses the decay of his parents’ marriage after their move to Montana. WILDLIFE is produced by Andrew Duncan and Alex Saks for June Pictures, and Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker for Nine Stories. Oren Moverman, Ann Ruark, and Dano will also produce, while Kazan and Eddie Vaisman are executive producing. WME Global handles the domestic rights to the film. Said Dano, "In Richard's book I saw myself and many others. I have always wanted to make films - and have

#wrapal Offers Filmmakers $150 To Help Make Movies

WRAPAL.COM , a film-tech startup that connects filmmakers and properties offers users $150 in its first of three video skits. For a limited time, both filmmakers and properties get a $50 bonus towards their next three bookings ($150 total) on the online locations database that sets itself apart from others by being free, allowing both parties to connect directly, and offering affordable insurance through Lloyd's of London. The company aims to debut a new, tongue-in-cheek video a week as part of its publicity campaign to raise awareness about the ability to search, book, and pay for film locations online. Lauded as the 'AirBnB' of filmmaking, WRAPAL was launched in May 2016 with a win-win philosophy of directly matching filmmakers hunting for locations to property owners and managers looking to make money. With the City of Los Angeles enacting legislation outlawing vacation-sharing websites such as VRBO or AirBnB, it has seen a surge in users and has since garnered clo


FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ANNOUNCES IN-THEATRE VOTER REGISTRATION INITIATIVE FOR THE RELEASE OF ‘ THE BIRTH OF A NATION ’ To support National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Fox Searchlight Pictures will be launching a Nationwide Voter Registration initiative to encourage Americans to register to vote. Fox Searchlight has aligned with theater chains and voting partners, who will hold voter enrollment in theatre lobbies on National Voter Registration Day prior to special promotional screenings of ‘The Birth of a Nation.’ The initiative will continue opening weekend of ‘The Birth of a Nation’ -- October 7th-9th, 2016. The acting talent from ‘The Birth of a Nation’—Nate Parker, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King and Gabrielle Union—have recorded the following PSA to raise awareness about exercising the right to vote which will be shown prior to the promotional screenings on September 27th: Fox Searchlight has teamed up with voting organizations wh


Something peculiar is happening on Snapchat today... MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN has released four original "Snap to Unlock" Snapchat filers designed by Tim Burton himself! Users can unlock these special filters using special Snapcodes which can be found online, on select TV commercials, and at a special real-world location at the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Marc Jacobs window at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store at 50th St. and Fifth Ave. in NYC! In addition to releasing the Tim Burton designed filters, Snapchat is peculiarizing 5 of their most popular lenses! For the first time, users can unlock a peculiar version of their favorite lens by using a facial trigger. Check out all these peculiar filters and lenses on Snapchat and be sure to see MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN when it hits theaters everywhere September 30, 2016! From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes

#StarWarsSmugglersBounty Review: September 2016

September's Star Wars/Funko Smuggler's Bounty sub box is a DEATH STAR-sized box of awesome. Review by Matt Cummings Let's be honest: July's JABBA's PALACE was a massive disappointment. I mean galactic-sized. To be honest, it's been a uneven couple of months for Funko, with the awful YEAR ONE but a really good Marvel Collector Corps . It was time for some good news, and with September's DEATH STAR, we feel the Force returning to protect us, with a strong outing of Funko, a great shirt, and a memorable accessory. Before diving in, let's review the details: The cost for a Month to Month is $25 (plus S/H), or $150 (plus S/H) for a one-year subscription. You get one box every other month, with SB promising $50 in value and no fluff. If you choose the Smuggler membership (yearly), you are promised an additional gift on your anniversary. Guess which one we chose. Again, this month's theme is THE DEATH STAR, showing off the might of T