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Here Are The 2016 Oscar Nominees

The runners and riders are in! All the nominees for the 88th annual Academy Awards have been announced, and as expected, gruelling survivalist tale The Revenant has emerged as a frontrunner with 12 nominations. Hot on its heels with 10 nominations is Mad Max: Fury Road , a rare showing for an action movie. Ridley Scott’s space flick The Martian was next with seven nods; Spotlight, Bridge of Spies , and Carol all earned six. Best Picture The Big Short Bridge Of Spies Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Martian The Revenant Room Spotlight Best Animated Feature Anomalisa Boy & The World (O Menino E O Mundo) Inside Out Shaun The Sheep Movie When Marnie Was There See the full list after the Jump... Best Actor Bryan Cranston, Trumbo Matt Damon, The Martian Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl Best Actress Cate Blanchett, Carol Brie Larson, Room Jennifer Lawrence, Joy Charlotte Rampling, 45 Years S

#BRIDGEOFSPIES On Blu-ray Combo Pack & Digital HD February 2, 2016

Steven Spielberg's Critically Acclaimed Spy Thriller Starring Tom Hanks Arrives on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and Digital HD February 2, 2016 A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, "Bridge of Spies" tells the story of James Donovan ( Tom Hanks ), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on a near impossible mission to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. High stakes and suspense power a story inspired by true events that capture the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life. The attached content is licensed to you solely for publicity/editorial purposes to promote our film on and within media channels that you own. This license is limited, fully revocable and non-transferable. We hereby retain all rights in the attached content, including but not limited to all rights to claim and monetize such content in any a

(EXCLUSIVE) #SPECTRE On Top, #PeanutsMovie Has Strong Debut

Did the 24th James Bond film perform to expectations? Story by Matt Cummings For the first time in over a month, the North American box office enjoyed a strong showing, as audiences flocked to see two new releases. Coming in at No. 1 was the James Bond film SPECTRE with $70.4m. While the the 24th entry in the series took the top spot, SPECTRE only matched the low end of expectations, opening around 20% below the $88.36m debut of 2012's Skyfall . It was also just 4% higher than the $67.53m of 2008's Quantum of Solace . Although Skyfall became the highest-grossing Bond film ever, its impressive numbers failed to help the newest (and perhaps last Daniel Craig adventure) to break-out. Part of that lay in the mixed critic's reviews in North America (enjoying only a 60% combined rating on Metacritic). It certainly appears that played a part in its tailing off as Sunday arrived. Still, SPECTRE enjoys a solid 'A-' rating on CinemaScore and should take t

(EXCLUSIVE) #BoxOffice Report: #Burnt, #OurBrandIsCrisis Get Burned

October's new releases continue their disastrous run. Story by Matt Cummings Although the weather has begun its transition into Fall, someone has apparently forgotten to tell moviegoers that it's time to celebrate by seeing newer releases. This week's top 5 welcomed only one new film, while three others continued their 'dominance' in the absence of anything better. In fact, the top spots - The Martian ($10.7m), Goosebumps ($9.2m), and Bridge of Spies ($7.6m) - haven't changed their positions since last weekend. Add Hotel Transylvania 2 at No. 5, and the only newcomer to make a dent was Bradley Cooper's Burnt at $4.7m. But the bigger news continues to be Hollywood's inability to draw significant amounts of moviegoers to newer releases. How bad have October's releases fared? Just consider the following: seven major releases (those premiering on 2,000+ screens) had total openings of just $54.8m. That's only $500k over what T

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

(EXCLUSIVE) #BoxOffice Report: New Titles Get Hammered, 'The Martian' Re-Emerges On Top

It's one of the closest weekends ever as audiences return to Ridley Scott's epic. Story by Matt Cummings This weekend's box office reminded us of the old saying "Just Because It's New Doesn't Mean It's Great," as audiences stayed away from five new releases, while returning a familiar name to No. 1. Although we discussed the race this weekend on our Inside the Bucket podcast, SJF was unwilling to crown anyone No. 1 because the numbers were so close. In fact, the winner was eventually crowned by the smallest margin of the year - just $219,000. But its return to the top saw many new releases under perform, perhaps fairing worse than the pre-sale of Star Wars: The Force Awakens . Returning to the top is the Ridley Scott/Matt Damon Science Fiction epic The Martian with $15.7m. The Fox space survival film has endured with audiences for a variety of reasons: the terrific science behind the story, and the fact that Author Andy Weir's boo

NEW CLIPS FROM #BRIDGEOFSPIES

In the 1950s during the early stages of the Cold War, tensions are rife between the U.S. and USSR, so when the FBI arrests Rudolf Abel ( Mark Rylance ), a Soviet agent living in New York, the fear and paranoia only escalate. Charged with sending coded messages back to Russia, Abel is questioned by the FBI but refuses to cooperate, declining their offer to turn on his country, and is detained in federal prison pending trial. THE RULE BOOK See all the clips after the Jump... The government, in need of an independent attorney to take on Abel’s defense, approaches James Donovan ( Tom Hanks ), an insurance lawyer from Brooklyn. But Donovan, a former prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials and highly regarded within the legal community for his profound skills as a negotiator, has little experience with allegations of this magnitude and isn’t eager to get involved. Advocating such a deeply unpopular defense would make him a public figure and could subject his family to scrutiny, disdain and

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #BRIDGEOFSPIES In Sacramento

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For BRIDGE OF SPIES on October 7th at 7:30 PM in Sacramento. The story of a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot, “Bridge of Spies” is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks . The film opens in U.S. theaters nationwide on October 16, 2015. 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 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 SURRENDER

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For #BRIDGEOFSPIES In San Francisco

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For BRIDGE OF SPIES on October 6th at 7:30 PM in San Francisco. The story of a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot, “Bridge of Spies” is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks . The film opens in U.S. theaters nationwide on October 16, 2015. 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 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

NEW FILM CLIPS #BRIDGEOFSPIES

Tom Hanks talks about his role in the new film BRIDGE OF SPIES directed by Steven Spielberg In the 1950s during the early stages of the Cold War, tensions are rife between the U.S. and USSR, so when the FBI arrests Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a Soviet agent living in New York, the fear and paranoia only escalate. Charged with sending coded messages back to Russia, Abel is questioned by the FBI but refuses to cooperate, declining their offer to turn on his country, and is detained in federal prison pending trial. See the clips after the Jump... The government, in need of an independent attorney to take on Abel’s defense, approaches James Donovan (Tom Hanks), an insurance lawyer from Brooklyn. But Donovan, a former prosecutor at the Nuremberg trials and highly regarded within the legal community for his profound skills as a negotiator, has little experience with allegations of this magnitude and isn’t eager to get involved. Advocating such a deeply unpopular defense would m

New Trailer For #BridgeofSpies

The new trailer from DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ dramatic thriller “ Bridge of Spies ” is now available. The story of a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot, “Bridge of Spies” is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Tom Hanks. The film opens in U.S. theaters nationwide on October 16, 2015. Watch the trailer after the Jump... Please Leave A Comment-

Inside the Bucket Podcast #63

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! On this first weekend of June edition of Inside the Bucket , Matt is joined a thoroughly surly Sue, a depressed David, and (later) the awesome Brandon Wolfe as they sit down to deliver the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM . Starting off with several items of news, Matt, David, and Sue discuss Jason Statham (possibly not?) joining Netflix's Daredevil season 2, as well as James Wan being tapped to direct Aquaman . Matt then stumbles around the list of Blu-rays being released this week and then giving the team all the numbers from this weekend's box office. Please check out these and many other stories which we've included below. As if you weren't already to turn off our show, the trio go into their Rants and Raves, where they bitch and complain about all the things they're watching, following, and are generally pissed off about f

First Look: 'Bridge of Spies'

Watch Tom Hanks in the trailer for Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg. Here is the new trailer from the upcoming film! A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Screenwriters Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen have woven this remarkable experience in Donovan’s life into a story inspired by true events that captures the essence of a man who risked everything and vividly brings his personal journey to life. Directed by three-time Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies stars: two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks as James Donovan; three-time Tony Award® winner Mark Rylance as Rudolf Abel, a KGB agent defended by Do

'Bridge of Spies' Unveils Poster

Check out the newest project from Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Check out the official poster for DreamWorks dramatic thriller Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks and directed by Steven Spielberg. Visit Facebook.com/BridgeOfSpies on Friday at 9AM PST to watch the new trailer! A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, DreamWorks Pictures/Fox 2000 Pictures’ Bridge of Spies tells the story of James Donovan, a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot. Scre