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Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On May - 25 - 2016 0 Comment
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ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS Walt Disney Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B- Director:  James Bobin Written by: Linda Woolverton from Lewis Carroll’s books Cast: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Mia Wasikowska, Sacha Baron Cohen Screened at: AMC Empire, NYC, 5/23/16 Opens: May 27, 2016 If Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, had an erotic interest in little girls as Morton N. Cohen’s book Lewis Carroll: A Biography and Donald Thomas’s Lewis Carroll: A Portrait with Background—both suggesting that the author’s sexual energies sought unconventional outlets—we wonder what Lewis Carroll would think of Mia Wasikowska in the role of Alice Kingsleigh.  The lovely Australian-born Ms.  [ Read More ]

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Now kids have something new to watch on FilmOnTV!! FilmOn TV Networks partnered up with iRead2Know to introduce a new channel called Children’s Reading Channel. The new channel will feature “animated content is designed to make reading fun and foster a love of learning in early childhood.” “We are all about positive change at FilmOn and studies show that engaging children in reading is the surest way to effect social change in the world,” said FilmOn TV Networks CEO Alki David in a press release. “Nancy Hahn’s iRead2Know has created something tremendous: quality content that gets kids excited about books.” FilmOn TV Network now offers over more than 800 free  [ Read More ]

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Want to win a “Women Kicking Ass” Prize Pack? What’s in the prize pack? Blu-ray of “Jane Got A Gun,” “Everly,” “In The Blood,” and “Free Fall.” Tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick entries at random. Entries MUST be in by 12PM EST on Tuesday, April 26. U.S. Only Please. Thanks for entering and good luck!! Starring: Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton (Black Mass, The Gift, The Great Gatsby), Ewan McGregor (August: Osage County, The Island), Rodrigo Santoro (Focus, 300: Rise of an Empire), Noah Emmerich (TV’s “The Americans”, Little Children), and Boyd Holbrook (Gone Girl, Run All Night). Jane Hammond (Natalie Portman) has built a life  [ Read More ]

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Disney’s The Jungle Book Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On April - 15 - 2016 0 Comment
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Title: The Jungle Book Director: Jon Favreau  Starring: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Ritesh Rajan. Rudyard Kipling meets CGI, through Jon Favreau’s cinematic adaptation of ‘The Jungle Book.’ Set in the remote jungle of India, the film portrays the story of Mowgli (Neel Sethi), an orphaned “man cub” who, guided by his animal guardians — Bagheera the black panther (Ben Kingsley), Baloo the bear (Bill Murray), and wolves Akela (Giancarlo Esposito) and Raksha (Lupita Nyong’o) — sets out on a journey of self-discovery while evading the threatening tiger Shere Khan (Idris Elba), the perilous snake Kaa (Scarlett Johansson) and  [ Read More ]

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Suicide Squad Gets A Brand New Trailer

Posted by Rudie Obias On April - 11 - 2016 0 Comment
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“A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.” The new superhero movie stars Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delevingne, and Viola Davis as Amanda Waller. “Suicide Squad” hits theaters everywhere on August 5.

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Giveaway: Win They’re Watching Prize Pack

Posted by Rudie Obias On March - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
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Want to win a “They’re Watching” Prize Pack? What’s in the prize pack? The prize pack includes Branded shot glass, branded fanny pack, branded instant coffee, Doina bar, Vladimir playing cards and Map of Pavolvka (designed by Jay Lender)! Tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick entries at random. Entries MUST be in by 12PM EST on Friday, March 25. U.S. Only Please. Thanks for entering and good luck!! When an American home improvement TV show visits a remote Eastern European village, the young crew thinks the lack of mocha lattés and free wifi will be the worst of their problems. But after their filming interrupts the  [ Read More ]

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T-Mobile Amps Binge On and Adds FilmOn TV

Posted by Rudie Obias On March - 18 - 2016 0 Comment
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About four months ago, T-Mobile added a “Binge On” feature for their mobile customers, which allows for unlimited video streaming that doesn’t go against your monthly plan. You just have to watch videos from a few of T-Mobile’s partners to get the “Binge On” feature, but luckily FilmOn TV is one of them. T-Mobile added FilmOn to the list of unlimited streaming apps, so now T-Mobile customers can watch from “more than 700 free and premium subscription channels covering everything from news to sports to music to classic movies, FilmOn TV is the ultimate streaming TV experience.” Doesn’t this make you want to switch to T-Mobile now!?!!!! “The facts are  [ Read More ]

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Watch Ricky and Trevor in Chicago, IL Only on FilmOn TV

Posted by Rudie Obias On March - 11 - 2016 0 Comment
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That’s right! YouTube personalities and digital juggernauts and musicians Ricky Dillon and Trevor Moran have teamed up for a multi-city nationwide tour called “The Gold + Alive Tour,” which will include live performances from their respective albums. Ricky Dillon recently release his debut album “Gold” on January 15, while Trevor Moran released his second EP “Alive” a few days later on January 22. So you can see why they named their first tour “The Gold + Alive Tour.” Very clever! The pair have been on tour for a few weeks now with their Chicago date being the second to last one before it all ends on March 12 in Minneapolis,  [ Read More ]

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“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. The new Marvel movie stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth  [ Read More ]

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Exclusive: Victor Frankenstein Gets A New Deleted Scene

Posted by Rudie Obias On March - 7 - 2016 0 Comment
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James McAvoy (X-Men First Class, X-Men Days of Future Past, upcoming X-Men Apocalypse) and Daniel Radcliffe (the Harry Potter films, Woman in Black, upcoming Now You See Me: The Second Act) star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation. Check out the home video bonus features below: Blu-ray™, Digital HD  [ Read More ]

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Zootopia Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On March - 2 - 2016 0 Comment
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Title: Zootopia Director: Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush  Genre: Animation Voices: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, J.K. Simmons, Jenny Slate, Nate Torrence, Tommy Chong, Octavia Spencer, and Shakira. Disney can boast a new animation that will equally enthral children and adults. ‘Zootopia’ combines smart social commentary, in a time in which racism and prejudice are still looming, with valuable life lessons for youngsters who are pursuing their dreams. Last but not least the film’s detective story will hold you on the edge of your seat! So what is Disney’s utopian-anthropomorphic-setting all about? ‘Zootopia’ is a mammal metropolis where various animals live and thrive, from the largest elephant to  [ Read More ]

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On March - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
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Title: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Director: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Christopher Abbott, Billy Bob Thornton, Alfred Molina, Nicholas Braun, Sheila Vand, Steve Peacocke, Evan Jonigkeit, Scott Takeda, Josh Charles. The Ficarra-Requa duo is back. After gathering praise and success with movies such as ‘I Love You Philip Morris,’ ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love,’ and ‘Focus,’ the two directors decided to adapt for the screen the exceptional story of war correspondent Kim Barker. ‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ is based on the book ‘The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan And Pakistan’ by Kim Barker and it is Tina Fey who plays the American correspondent covering the war  [ Read More ]

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Gods of Egypt Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On February - 26 - 2016 0 Comment
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Title: Gods of Egypt Director: Alex Proyas Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler, Brenton Thwaites, Elodie Jung, Geoffrey Rush. If you are seeking a movie where you can turn off your thinking caps and observe 300’s tenacious King Leonidas (Gerald Butler) compete against Game of Thrones’ charming Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), ‘Gods of Egypt’ will be just your cup of tea. Alex Proyas embarks on a visual epic fail, that plays out like a video game and is weak in the entire narrative written by Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The survival of mankind hangs in the balance when Set (Gerard Butler), the merciless god of darkness, usurps Egypt’s throne and  [ Read More ]

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A War Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On February - 15 - 2016 0 Comment
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A WAR (Krigen) Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya, d-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: A- Director:  Tobias Lindholm Written by:  Tobias Lindholm Cast: Pilou, Asbæk, Tuva Novotny, Dar Salim, Søren Malling, Charlotte Monck, Dulfi Al-Jabouri Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 2/4/16 Opens:  February 12, 2016 Donald Trump has said quite a few things that annoy the dwindling numbers of American people with the brains to understand politics and to cut through the B.S. of the campaigns.  Trump’s most infuriating comment was that he does not admire people who are captured in war.  “I prefer people who are not captured.”  This was in relation to an American hero, John  [ Read More ]

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Get set for fun! Bruce Willis is the face of the modern action genre with movies like “Die Hard,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Looper” under his belt. His new movie “Precious Cargo” is set to become one of the best action movies of the latter half of his career. He stars as Eddie, a crime boss who is excited to get his hands on the loot from yet-another successful heist. “Precious Cargo” is written and directed by Max Adams, based on his own short film of the same name from 2008. It follows a a man named Jack looking to re-connect with his ex-girlfriend Karen when she comes to town. She’s  [ Read More ]

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