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Sean Penn Is Back as The Gunman in Crime Thriller’s Official Poster

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 14 - 2015 0 Comment
Sean Penn Is Back as The Gunman in Crime Thriller's Official Poster

Sean Penn is relying on his trademark intensity to find the truth in his latest role as an ex-special ops soldier, who’s pitted against his former organization that is looking to silence him for good, in his new movie, ‘The Gunman.’ Open Road Films, which will release the upcoming action thriller in theaters on March 20, 2015, released the official poster for ‘The Gunman’ on Fandango. The distribution company has also unveiled the latest official photo and trailer for the crime drama, in which the two-time Oscar winning actor plays Jim Terrier. Besides Penn, the film also stars Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance. ‘The Gunman’ was  [ Read More ]

Interview: Patrick Wilson Talks Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 14 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Patrick Wilson Talks Let's Kill Ward's Wife (Exclusive)

While people often tend to drift from their friends as they settle into marriage and raising their own families, often times there’s a certain connection that will always keep them bonded together, no matter what happens to their relationships. In the new dark comedy, ‘Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife,’ actor and producer Patrick Wilson’s character intriguingly and amusingly thrives on the fact that the murder of the title character’s spouse not only has his friends working together to cover up the crime, but it also makes all of their lives better. The movie, which marks the feature film directorial, writing and producing debuts of Wilson’s brother-in-law, Scott Foley, who also stars  [ Read More ]

Paddington Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 14 - 2015 0 Comment
Paddington Movie Review

Title: Paddington Director: Paul King Starring: Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Hugh Bonneville, Samuel Joslin and Madeleine Harris Finding your rightful place in society, no matter how polite and full of heart you are, can be a taunting experience for anyone. But that harrowing adventure can be even more terrifying for a young person-or bear-who has unwavering faith in the kindness of others. That charmingly innocent confidence is powerfully tested in the new compelling family comedy, ‘Paddington,’ which is based on the ‘Paddington Bear’ children’s books by Michael Bond. The film, which was directed by English helmer Paul King, who also co-wrote the script with Hamish McColl, powerfully emphasizes  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Sarah Snook Talks Predestination (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 10 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Sarah Snook Talks Predestination (Exclusive)

Having the creative freedom and passionate to uninhibitedly explore your options, motivations and feelings can be both daunting and liberating as you decide the direction where you want to take your life. While you may be afraid of making the wrong decision that can ultimately lead to harrowing effects, you may also make the right choice that can forever powerfully change your life for the better. Rising Australian actress Sarah Snook rightfully decided to take on dual roles in the new sci-fi thriller, ‘Predestination,’ which powerfully chronicle how much a person’s approach to identifying with their gender defines their personality and place in society. The action drama, which was written  [ Read More ]

The World Made Straight Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 10 - 2015 0 Comment
The World Made Straight Movie Review

Title: The World Made Straight Director: David Burris Starring: Noah Wyle, Jeremy Irvine, Minka Kelly, Haley Joel Osment and Adelaide Clemens The tantalizing and superficial emotional and physical landscapes that are initially introduced in any story makes audiences immediately feel as though they truly know all of the emotions, motivations and ideas of all the characters involved. But ‘The World Made Straight,’ the new drama that marks the feature film directorial debut of ‘Survivor’ producer David Burris, and is adapted from Ron Rash’s 2006 novel of the same name, is the perfect example of how initial appearances aren’t always an adequate representation of how people and situations truly are overall.  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

David Oyelowo, Oprah Winfrey and the Cast and Crew Talk Selma

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 8 - 2015 0 Comment
Selma Press Conference

Diligently working to realize a hard-won moment of long-awaited justice and recognition is a gratifying message that not only defines the determined nature of the lauded protagonists in the new historical drama, ‘Selma,’ but also the film’s devoted cast and filmmakers. Ava DuVernay, who recently made history for becoming the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award, is deservingly receiving praise for her years of research and dedication in filming a dramatized version of the 1965 Alabama voting rights marches led by Martin Luther King, Jr., which is featured in the biographical movie. Fellow Golden Globe nominee David Oyelowo gave a compelling portrayal of the  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Predestination Movie Review 2

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 6 - 2015 0 Comment
Predestination Movie Review

Title: Predestination Directors: The Spierig Brothers (Michael and Peter Spierig) Starring: Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook and Noah Taylor The often perplexing debate about the nature of fate and free will is a harrowing idea that often leaves people of all backgrounds and beliefs questioning and searching to find out if destiny is truly real. That mystifying examination is captivatingly explored in intriguing detail in the new action thriller, ‘Predestination,’ the latest sci-fi film from writer-directors Michael and Peter Spierig (who are also known as The Spierig Brothers). The movie, which reunites the filmmakers with their ‘Daybreakers’ star, Ethan Hawke, visually and emotionally explores the reasoning into why things feel like  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS

Interview: Scott Foley Talks Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 6 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Scott Foley Talks Let's Kill Ward's Wife (Exclusive)

People’s lives often drastically evolve as they begin to get married, and those changes can often intriguingly infiltrate such diverse areas as their friendships, careers and opinions on life’s biggest moral debates. If the personality and actions of even one person’s spouse leave ramifications on the lives on everyone closest to them, almost everyone will understandably want to take radical actions against them, even if they’re well aware of the dire consequences that may face them as a result. Actor Scott Foley enthrallingly and comically showcased the amusing, yet equally problematic, consequences of what happens when close families and friends are driven to take drastic and life-altering measures in his  [ Read More ]

The Scorpion King 4 Quest for Power Cage Fight

Fans of the hit ‘Scorpion King’ franchise can find their inner strength in Shockya’s exclusive cage fight sequence clip from the series’ latest installment, ‘The Scorpion King 4: Quest for Power.’ The third sequel of the action-adventure franchise features the return of the legendary warrior Mathayus, who’s once played by Victor Webster, after he portrayed the title character in the series’ last installment, 2012′s ‘The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption.’ Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is set to release the new movie tomorrow on Digital HD, followed by its Blu-ray and DVD combo pack next Tuesday, January 13. The cage fight sequence clip follows the cast on the set of  [ Read More ]

Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath Talk The Pact II

Fearlessly embracing emotionally and physically terrifying situations, in a courageous attempt to achieve your goals and overcome your fears, is an enthralling and powerful theme in the horror thriller, ‘The Pact II.’ Dallas Richard Hallam and Patrick Horvath, the writers and directors of the sequel to scribe and helmer Nicholas McCarthy’s 2012 horror film, ‘The Pact,’ dauntlessly approached combining the emotional arc of the series’ characters with terrifying physical scares, to emphasize their brave attempts to maintain control over their lives. While the first film’s frightening serial killer was murdered at the end of its story, the franchise’s new filmmakers bravely emphasized how the series’ new and returning characters have  [ Read More ]

Interview: Patrick Fischler Talks The Pact II (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 4 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Patrick Fischler Talks The Pact II (Exclusive)

When someone is naturally unable to fit into the social norms of society, and they care more about excelling in their morbid fascination and dedication to even the smallest and grimmest details, in an effort to perfect their job, they often have difficulty relating to their peers. But in the case of Special Agent Terrence Ballard, who’s played by Patrick Fischler in the horror thriller sequel, ‘The Pact II,’ that relentless quest to find the truth is what ultimately helps in discovering the identity of the series’ notorious serial murderer, the Judas Killer. While the FBI agent helped save the lives of those in his community, following his dedicated search  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jake Paltrow Talks Young Ones (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 4 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Jake Paltrow Talks Young Ones (Exclusive)

Powerfully conveying the enthrallingly complex emotions of a diverse group of family, friends, neighbors and colleagues during a dire national emergency like a severe and long-running drought can be a challenge for many filmmakers to take on. But versatile writer-director Jake Paltrow effortlessly showcases how such a natural disaster can bring some people closer together to work through their desperate situation, while also harrowingly driving former allies apart, in his sci-fi action movie, ‘Young Ones,’ which is set to be released on January 13 on DVD. What was even more intriguing about the filmmaker’s study of those motivations is that he compellingly presented the drama, which premiered at the 2014  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Interview: Michael Eklund Talks Poker Night (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 3 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Michael Eklund Talks Poker Night (Exclusive)

Emphatically trying to understand the emotional and powerful motivations that drive people to commit devastatingly drastic and brutal acts can be a difficult process for many people to take on. But through his diligent rehearsal and preparation process with his co-stars and writer-director, Greg Francis, on the new independent action crime film, ‘Poker Night,’ versatile actor Michael Eklund grippingly created a distinctive and powerful serial kidnapper and killer. The resourceful performer effortlessly infused his character with a continued emotional pain, due to his sense of betrayal that has continued on from his childhood, while enthrallingly wearing a mask, in an effort to cover his distress that would have otherwise showed  [ Read More ]

Interview: Paul Wesley Talks Before I Disappear (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 1 - 2015 0 Comment
Interview: Paul Wesley Talks Before I Disappear (Exclusive)

Enduring a dramatically intense and drastic situation with someone who has played a major part in the shaping of your past, present and future can not only strengthen your bond and make you better understand each other, but can also help you embrace your life goals. But during that enlightening experience, your realization of your full potential can also unfortunately alter your connection with someone else, who may not necessarily want to see you change your life plans. That striking realization and evolution is powerfully presented in the new independent drama, ‘Before I Disappear.’ Paul Wesley, one of the film’s actors and producers, developed a strong personal and professional bond  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On January - 1 - 2015 0 Comment
The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Movie Review

Title: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Director: Tom Harper Starring: Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine, Helen McCrory, Oaklee Pendergast and Leanne Best Reflecting on painful past experiences to powerfully mature and learn to appreciate life’s value is a gripping and inspiring challenge for even one person to take on. But when those daunting experiences and painful agony are actually attached to a sinister home, that torment ends up threatening everyone who’s occupying it. That menacing emotional journey is the harrowing main focus in director Tom Harper’s new horror thriller, ‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death,’ the sequel to the hit 2012 film, ‘The Woman in Black,’  [ Read More ]

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