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Jennifer Lopez Explores Forbidden Attraction in New The Boy Next Door One-Sheet

Jennifer Lopez is offering audiences a glimpse into her forbidden attraction in the new one-sheet for her upcoming psychological thriller, ‘The Boy Next Door.’ The one-sheet from the film features the actress and her co-star, ‘Step Up’ star Ryan Guzman, who plays the title role. ‘The Boy Next Door’ is being produced by Lopez and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions. Universal will distribute the thriller in theaters on January 23, 2015, as a part of the studio’s first-look deal with Blum’s production company. Rob Cohen, who is known for helming the hit 2001 action thriller, ‘The Fast and the Furious,’ is directing Lopez and Guzman in ‘The Boy Next Door.’  [ Read More ]

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30th Annual Boston Film Festival Announces Filmmaker Award Winners

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
30th Annual Boston Film Festival Spotlights Environmental Crisis

The 2014 Boston Film Festival has unveiled its awards recipients, following its 30th program that ran September 24-28 in Theatre 1 at the Revere Hotel Boston Common. The biography ‘Wild,’ drama ‘White Rabbit’ and the documentary ‘Zemene’ led the films that were honored by the festival. This year’s Boston Film Festival Award winners are: Best Film: ‘Wild’ Best Actor: Nick Krause, ‘White Rabbit’ Best Actress: Reese Witherspoon, ‘Wild’ Best Supporting Actor: Sam Trammell, ‘White Rabbit’ Best Supporting Actress: Britt Robertson: ‘White Rabbit’ Best Documentary: ‘Zemene’ Best Director: Paul Lazarus, ‘SlingShot’ Mass Impact: ‘Widowmaker’ EcoFilm: ‘SlingShot’ Best Cinematography: ‘Zemene’ Best Music: ‘The Winding Stream’ Best Editing: ‘Zemene’ Audience Favorite: ‘Playing for  [ Read More ]

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David Spade to Reprise His Title Role in Joe Dirt 2 in First Made-For-Digital Sequel

‘Joe Dirt 2,’ the anticipated follow-up to the 2001 cult classic comedy, is making history as Crackle has announced that it will begin production on the film next month. The adventure sequel will be the first ever made-for-digital sequel to a theatrical feature film. The movie is set to premiere next year on Crackle and all Crackle platforms. David Spade will reprise his title role in the sequel. The actor will also re-team with Fred Wolf to co-write and execcutive produce ‘Joe Dirt 2,’ which will be produced by Happy Madison Productions. The comedy will film on location in Louisiana, as the original film was based in Baton Rouge. The  [ Read More ]

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See How Driven Jake Gyllenhaal Really Is In Two New Nightcrawler Clips

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
See How Driven Jake Gyllenhaal Really Is In Two New Nightcrawler Clips

Jake Gyllenhaal is proving just how driven he really is in two new clips from his upcoming crime drama, ‘Nightcrawlers.’ In the clips from the thriller, ‘I’m Lou Bloom’ and ‘A Screaming Woman,’ the Academy Award-nominated actor’s character, Lou Bloom, enters the cut-throat, dangerous world of nightcrawling. The film, which was written and directed by Dan Gilroy, is set to be released in theaters on October 31, 2014. Besides Gyllenhaal, ‘Nightcrawler’ also stars Rene Russo, Bill Paxton and Riz Ahmed. Open Road Films, which will distribute ‘Nightcrawler’ in theaters nationwide, has released the following synopsis for the drama: ‘Nightcrawler’ is a pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary  [ Read More ]

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Kane Once Again Shows Horror in Exclusive See No Evil 2 Clip

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
Kane Once Again Shows Horror in Exclusive See No Evil 2 Clip

Former WWE championship wrestler, Kane, is once again showing his skilled intimation techniques, and proving he’s a versatile performer, in his upcoming horror film, ‘See No Evil 2.’ In the movie, which is a follow-up to his feature film acting debut, 2006′s ‘See No Evil,’ Kane’s (who’s billed by his legal name, Glenn Jacobs) character is determined to kill more unsuspecting victims. To help emphasize the evil lurking in Kane’s antagonist, Jacob Goodnight, the film’s distributor, Lions Gate Entertainment, has generously given Shockya an exclusive clip from the horror sequel. The clip, titled ‘The Fleshing Knife,’ follows a man and woman who are frantically trying to hide under tables, as  [ Read More ]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Movie Review

Title: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Director: Miguel Arteta Starring: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Ed Oxenbould, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey and Jennifer Coolidge Society often forms unwarranted opinions about people and situations just based on the external characteristics they’ve grown accustomed to seeing on a regular basis. But hidden emotions and motivations often push people into committing drastic actions just so they’ll be noticed by the very people who are neglecting and hurting them. That buildup and subsequent drastic consequences are both relatably and entertainingly showcased in the new comedy, ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.’ The film, which is the  [ Read More ]

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Dracula Untold Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 9 - 2014 0 Comment
Dracula Untold Movie Review

Title: Dracula Untold Director: Gary Shore Starring: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon and Charles Dance Powerfully representing an iconic leader who’s regularly associated with evil, and instilling that portrait with a powerful relatability, can be an ambitious challenge for any actor and helmer. But Gary Shore, who made his feature film directorial debut with the new action fantasy drama, ‘Dracula Untold,’ enthrallingly allowed actor Luke Evans to compassionately show the progressive nature of his title character. The actor naturally infused the role with an instinctive human element as he showcased Vlad the Impaler’s origin story, and his dire battle his internal demons as he morphed into the blood-thirsty Dracula.  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Luke Evans Talks Dracula Untold

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 7 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Luke evans Talks Dracula Untold

Respectively and humanly portraying an iconic leader who’s regularly associated with darkness and evil, and infusing that portrait with a powerful relatability, can be an ambitious challenge for any actor and helmer. But first-time feature film director, Gary Shore, enthrallingly allowed actor Luke Evans to compassionately show the humanizing nature of his title character in their new action fantasy drama, ‘Dracula Untold.’ Evans naturally infused the role with an instinctive human element, as Vlad the Impaler battled his internal demons as he morphed into the blood-thirsty Dracula. Set in the year 1462, ‘Dracula Untold’ tells the origin story of the alluring title immortal character, as he leads a prolonged period  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jeremy Renner Talks The Messenger

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Jeremy Renner Talks The Messenger

Having a pure, unwavering drive to seek and report the truth, and making sure justice is rightfully served for the most heinous criminal and societial problems, is a powerful resilience not many people embody. But Academy Award-nominated actor, Jeremy Renner, is an instinctual performer who possesses a natural ability to completely relate to the diverse characters he plays. His latest role as real-life investigative reporter, Gary Webb, in director Michael Cuesta’s upcoming biographical drama, ‘Kill the Messenger,’ emphasizes how their shared desire to showcase the truth is central to their personalities. Renner, who also made his producing debut with the crime film through his production company, The Combine, also showcased  [ Read More ]

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Wild Movie Review (Boston Film Festival)

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Wild Movie Review (Boston Film Festival)

Title: Wild Director: Jean-Marc Vallée Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Gaby Hoffmann Sometimes it takes a drastic and meaningful exploration into how a person who once had a commanding life and promising future could make a few poor choices that completely ruined their prospects. Director Jean-Marc Vallée smartly focused on the unfortunate turn of events that took away a person’s seemingly bright life path, and the subsequent powerful transformation that offered a chance of redemption, in his new biographical drama, ‘Wild.’ The film, which is based on Cheryl Strayed’s 2012 memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, not only focuses on the author’s gripping tail  [ Read More ]

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Michael Leonard Witham’s A Scandal In The Violets Album Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
Michael Leonard Witham's A Scandal In The Violets Album Review

The enthrallingly natural ability to compellingly tell a relatable story through raw vocals and powerful instrumentals, particularly on a first record, is a tremendously difficult task. But Michael Leonard Witham, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, defied the odds to create a gripping debut album, the folk rock-alternative country-driven ‘A Scandal In The Violets.’ The record, which intriguingly mixes musical style elements of such diverse talents as Jack White, Bob Dylan and Ryan Adams, uniquely explores all corners of the human heart through its soulful vocals and instrumentals. Witham, who’s set to release the Americana-infused ‘A Scandal In The Violets’ on October 21, proves he’s the true epitome of a  [ Read More ]

Categories: MUSIC, MUSIC REVIEWS, REVIEWS
Actors (l-ri) Benicio Del Toro, Maya Rudolph, Joanna Newsom, Michael K. Williams, Jena Malone, Hong Chau, Jena Malone and Owen Wilson at the Inherent Vice New York Film Festival Press Conference

Grippingly and emotionally stressing over how to best contend with legal and moral dilemmas that not only affect your life, but countless people directly and indirectly connected to your life is a riveting driving force in scribe-helmer Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, the crime comedy-drama, Inherent Vice. Not only is the movie’s main character, private investigator Larry “Doc” Sportello, determined to uncover the truth behind several recent disappearances, but the actors also thrived on connecting with, and supporting, each other while filming. Anderson, along with several performers from the film’s ensemble cast, including Owen Wilson, Martin Short, Benicio Del Toro, Maya Rudolph, Jena Malone, Michael K. Williams, Sasha Pieterse, Joanna  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

2014 San Diego Film Festival Announces Award Recipients

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 5 - 2014 0 Comment
2014 San Diego Film Festival Announces Award Recipients

The 2014 San Diego Film Festival has announced its full line up of Competition and Audience Award recipients. The awards were presented at the end of the 13th edition of the festival, which was produced by the San Diego Film Foundation. The festival was held from September 24-28 in San Diego, California. Director Rudolf Buitendach’s romantic family drama, ‘Where the Road Runs Out,’ led the awards ceremony, winning Best Narrative Feature and the U-T San Diego Award. The other 2014 Competition Award Winners include: Best Documentary: ‘Waiting for Mamu’ Best International: ‘Schimbare’ Best Narrative Short: The Bravest and the Boldest’ Best Animated Film: ‘Dam Keeper’ Kumeyaay Award: ‘Sycuan: Our People.  [ Read More ]

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Lauren Cohan Stuns at the The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere at Halloween Horror Nights

Lauren Cohan stepped out in style for the fifth season premiere of her hit horror television series, ‘The Walking Dead,’ on Thursday night at Universal Studios Hollywood. The actress also attended the drama show’s after-party at the theme park’s Halloween Horror nights maze, “The Walking Dead: The End of the Line,” where walkers await all those who dare to enter. Cohan was just one of the stars of the acclaimed thriller’s cast who attended the red carpet and after party in Universal City, which was sponsored by Dos Equis and Jose Cuervo Cinge. Other actors who attended the fifth season premiere celebration for ‘The Walking Dead’ included Andrew Lincoln, Norman  [ Read More ]

Enter to Win a Signed Poster From The Scribbler in Shockya's Twitter Giveaway

Young patients are confronting their fears and damaging mental illnesses in the new action thriller, ‘The Scribbler.’ The sci-fi movie, which stars Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Michael Imperioli, Ashlynn Yennie, Gina Gershon, Eliza Dushku and Billy Campbell, is exploring the pain caused by mental illness in its new theatrical release. In celebration of ‘The Scribbler’s recent theatrical release, and its upcoming VOD and iTunes releases on Tuesday, October 21, Shockya is giving away two signed posters from the movie. The posters are signed by director John Suits, Yennie and producer Gabriel Cowan. To enter, follow us @Shockya and tweet us the phrase: “@Shockya is giving away two signed The Scribbler  [ Read More ]

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