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Tree Man Poster

One of the blessings of Christmas is being able to help the community, especially those neighbors who you have no other reason to interact with during the rest of the year. That’s certainly the case for the hundreds of Christmas tree sellers who bring joy to families as they descend upon the streets of New York City every December to ply their trade. Being able to share cheer with their acquaintances is what makes the entrepreneurs proud, which is a feeling that’s prominently portrayed in the new documentary, ‘Tree Man.’ In honor of the film’s home distribution, Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip. XLrator Media will be releasing ‘Tree Man’  [ Read More ]

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Wishing to control your own health is a vital element of securing the future you wish to achieve. But seizing that authority can be a challenge for those people who are battling not only an illness, but also their families who wish to repress them. The acclaimed family drama, ‘Knucklehead,’ follows a mentally disable man who embarks on a journey to find a cure for himself, while also distancing himself form his volatile mother. RLJ Entertainment is set to release the film on DVD tomorrow, for the suggested retail price of $27.97. In celebration of ‘Knucklehead’s home release, Shockya is offering two lucky winners a DVD of the family drama.  [ Read More ]

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Charity Ekeke She Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 4 - 2016 0 Comment
Charity Ekeke She Album Review

Artist: Charity Ekeke Album: She Producer: Michael Hyde; Co-Producer on three tracks: Barry Lee Insightful and honest words that are set against alluring instrumentals can be the most inspirational motivation people of all societies can lean on in the most emotional times of need. Regardless of how people are taught to think about the most important aspects of life, from getting an education to having faith in themselves, knowing how to take a stance on the universal right for survival and happiness is an essential characteristic. Singer-songwriter Charity Ekeke’s debut album, ‘She,’ is a naturally influential chronicle of how international current events, along with personal struggles, impact not only self-esteem,  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS
Contract to Kill

The war on terror needs reliable agents who are willing to take any extreme action deemed necessary to stop a country’s brutal enemies. Steven Seagal is one such dependable operative, as he will repeatedly put himself in harm’s way in order to block an extremist group’s plot to bring harm into America, in his new film, ‘Contract to Kill.’ The movie, which is the action star’s latest entry in the genre that helped make him famous, follows the actor as he plays a CIA operative who is hired to take out an elusive terrorist. In honor of the project’s upcoming release, Shockya is debuting an exclusive photo gallery from the  [ Read More ]

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Tom Cruise Fighting Gods and Monsters in The Mummy's Teaser Trailer and Poster

Tom Cruise is unleashing a new version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization, as the first glimpse into his anticipated action-adventure film, ‘The Mummy,’ has been revealed. Universal Pictures, which will distribute the drama into theaters on June 9, 2017, has just unveiled the teaser trailer and a new poster for the reboot. The teaser clip serves as a precursor to the full length trailer, which will debut this Sunday, December 4. In addition to Cruise, ‘The Mummy’ also stars Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance and Russell Crowe. The new action-adventure rebot was written by Jon  [ Read More ]

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WGN America's Salem Exclusive Clip 1

The lives of the innocent who couldn’t be saved won’t soon be forgotten. Reaffirming that sense of virtue is a key element for the survival of the characters on WGN America’s acclaimed fantasy television series, ‘Salem.’ In honor of the cable network airing ‘Night’s Black Agents,’ the fourth episode of the drama’s current third season, tomorrow at 9:00 pm ET/PT, Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip from the show, which is titled ‘Mary Sibley.’ In ‘Mary Sibley,’ the troubled protagonist, who’s played by the series’ lead actress, Janet Montgomery, is being plagued by the ghost of Rebecca Nurse, who was wrongfully executed for witchcraft. As Rebecca reaffirms that she isn’t  [ Read More ]

Interview: Steven Okazaki Talks Mifune: The Last Samurai (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 28 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Steven Okazaki Talks Mifune: The Last Samurai (Exclusive)

Being a revolutionary pioneer in a particular field of work should be an accomplishment that’s continuously celebrated. Unfortunately, not all visionaries receive the praise they deserve for launching an honored way of life into mainstream society. That’s regrettably the case with actor Toshiro Mifune, who began to garner fame in the late 1940s after he served in World War II. In Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki’s new documentary, ‘Mifune: The Last Samurai,’ the performer is highlighted as not only being the first international Asian, but overall nonwhite, star who garnered worldwide attention in the action genre. While Mifune’s work has left lasting impressions on dedication genre fans, the majority of the  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Olatz López Garmendia Talks Patria o Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland or Death

Inspiration to revolt against a government that’s not serving its citizens’ needs can often be sparked from a few people who voice their opposition to their leaders’ rulings. As seen with the Cuban Revolution in the 1950s, a coup that was meant to bring more freedom to the people ultimately turned the country into the current Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state, which isn’t helping its citizens. Filmmaker Olatz López Garmendia’s new documentary, ‘Patria o Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland or Death,’ powerfully highlights how the country’s current dictatorship is guiding more people today to rebel against their oppressive leaders. ‘Patria o Muerte: Cuba, Fatherland or Death’ marks the documentary film directorial debut of  [ Read More ]

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Dedicated military officers are known for being willing to put their lives at risk in order to defend their ideals and the safety of their country. The intense dedication the soldiers willingly take on in order to complete their missions becomes even more extreme when their enemy is determined to put them in endanger. That fight between adversaries is compellingly showcased in the upcoming action film, ‘Kill Ratio.’ In honor of the movie being released by XLrator Media, Shockya is premiering an exclusive new clip. XLrator Media is set to distribute ‘Kill Ratio’ in theaters on December 9, before also releasing it on VOD and iTunes on December 13. The  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Fede Alvarez Talks Don’t Breathe (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 28 - 2016 0 Comment
Don't Breathe Blu-ray

Immediately judging a person just on their appearance is an erroneous trait that many people take on, as they’re encouraged to follow society’s lead of not thinking they should appreciate others for their personalities more than anything else. Swiftly being placed in dangerous situations that reveal people’s character as they struggle to protect themselves ultimately proves whether or not those instant intuitions are indeed accurate. Director and producer Fede Alvarez, who wrote the script for the horror film, ‘Don’t Breathe,’ with his frequent co-scribe, Rodo Sayagues, stunningly proved that people’s natural reactions in times of despair offer the most accurate insight into their temperament. The crime drama, which is now  [ Read More ]

Christina Rubino Godspeed & Guns Video Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On November - 23 - 2016 0 Comment
Christina Rubino Godspeed & Guns Video Review

Artist: Christina Rubino Members/Instruments: Christina Rubino: Guitars, Vocals; Johnny Phillips: Spanish Guitars; Jerry Farley: Percussion, Bass; Eli Maurer: Trumpets Single/Video: Godspeed & Guns Production: Jerry Farley/Nova Entertainment Group Protecting a child’s innocence and virtue as they transition into adulthood is a vital element of maintaining a righteous society. But harrowing circumstances can unfortunately negatively impact the lasting instincts and rationale of those more vulnerable youths, and drive them to commit reprehensible acts that they hold no remorse over. The newly released video for ‘Godspeed & Guns,’ the first single and title track from the upcoming album from singer-songwriter-guitarist, Christina Rubino, grippingly highlights the destructive psychological effects that powerfully influence youth.  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS, VIDEO
Bodyguards: Secret Lives from the Watchtower Exclusive Clip Features Kevin Weeks Reflecting on Crime

Contending with potential loss of life every day is a harrowing possibility for people who embark on careers that rely on violence as a way to survive. But the consequences of those acts of brutality greatly differ for everyone, depending on which side of the law they’re living on. In the new documentary, ‘Bodyguards: Secret Lives From the Watchtower,’ the lasting effects of those ruthless actions are powerfully highlighted. In honor of the film’s upcoming release, Shockya is premiering an exclusive clip. The clip, which is titled ‘James Bulgar and Kevin,’ features White Bulger’s enforcer, Kevin Weeks, as he discusses the first murder he ever committed on behalf of the  [ Read More ]

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Life on the Line Devon Sawa

Striving to always embrace the underlying positive attributes in every aspect of life, no matter how difficult the circumstances appear to be, is an admirable trait that not all people possess. But the linemen who risk their lives by working on the electrical lines during even the most dangerous storms are one such group of people who deserve more praise by the public. The workers are finally receiving their much deserved recognition in the new action drama, ‘Life on the Line,’ which was released this weekend in select theaters and On Demand by Lionsgate Premiere. ‘Life on the Line’ follows a group of hard-working Texas linemen led by Beau Ginner  [ Read More ]

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C.H.U.D. II Blu-ray Cover Art

Having an unlimited amount of fun and laughs is a vital aspect to all friendships, no matter what extreme circumstances the cohorts find themselves in together. Relying on that amusement was certainly an essential part of the companionship between the main characters in the cult 1989 horror movie, ‘C.H.U.D. II: Bud the Chud.’ In honor of the film being released on limited edition Blu-ray this Tuesday, November 22, from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Shockya has an exclusive clip from the comedy’s home release special features. The clip, which is titled ‘Friends with the Guys,’ features Tricia Leigh Fisher, who played Katie in the sequel to the 1984 original film, ‘C.H.U.D.,’ discussing  [ Read More ]

Bleed for This New York City Premiere

Heroes are a vital component of supporting the ideals, and helping, their society, but are unfortunately often only remembered in the immediate aftermath of their courageous actions. But some idols so gallantly define the odds in their contributions to their community that they’re long remembered by the people whose lives they impacted. That’s certainly the case with famed former professional boxer, Vinny Paz (who was known by his birth name, Vinny Pazienza, when he won his five world titles). Even after surviving a tragic car accident, the boxer was able to bravely overcome his injuries in order to enter the ring again and prove his everlasting worthiness as a fighter.  [ Read More ]

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