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The Birth of a Nation Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On October - 2 - 2016 0 Comment

THE BIRTH OF A NATION Fox Searchlight Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, CompuServe Film d-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade: B Director:  Nate Parker Written by: Nate Parker, story by Nate Parker & Jean McGianni Celestin Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aia Naomi King, Esther Scott Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 9/27/16 Opens: October 7, 2016 If you’re wondering how a filmmaker has the nerve to do a sequel to D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation,” also known as “The Clansman,” you need not fear.  Nate Parker’s film is anything but an apologia for slavery.  This “Birth” finds Parker as a  [ Read More ]


La La Land Movie Review (Venice Film Festival 2016)

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On August - 31 - 2016 0 Comment

Title: La La Land Director: Damien Chazelle  Starring: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, Finn Wittrock, Rosemarie DeWitt, Meagen Fay. ‘La La Land’ will make you leave the screening room merrily tap dancing and singing your way out. Damien Chazelle (whom we recall for directing ‘Whiplash’ that won Best Film Editing, Best Sound and Best Supporting Actor for J.K. Simmons, at the 87th Academy Award), returns with an exquisite love letter to the history of musical. This American romantic musical comedy-drama is set in the contemporary City of Angels. Aspiring actress Mia (Emma Stone), serves coffee to movie stars in between auditions, while dedicated jazz musician Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), plays  [ Read More ]


FilmOn TV is about to expand its programming and audience with hip-hop mogul and icon Damon Dash. The online streaming network will launch Dame Dash TV to offer its viewers the very best in business, music, and style. Dame Dash TV will offer a number of hot programs, such as “Intelligent Boss Moves” with starring Dash and Dr. Boyce Watkins, “Hip Hop Motivation,” a new talk show that will feature guests like rapper Cam’ron and boxer Andre Berto, “The Secret to Ballin’,” a guide to getting rich and successful with insight from executives and artists like Snoop Dogg, Faith Evans, and Chris Brown. “What you’re watching now is the DNA  [ Read More ]


Passionately pursuing admirable goals, no matter what challenging obstacles stand in the way, is a fulfilling aspiration that the most determined heroes aim to realize. The inspirational young title protagonist in the upcoming animated fantasy film, ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ boldly relies on his courage to follow his dream of defeating his opposing enemies and protecting his life. Travis Knight, the president and CEO of the stop-motion animation studio, Laika, and up-and-coming actor, Art Parkinson, have also successfully obtained some of their ambitions by working on the family movie. Knight made the transition from working as a film animator to making his feature film directorial debut, while the 14-year-old  [ Read More ]


A young man enters in an affair with a married woman, but things take a turn for the worse when he is forced to face his affair. The movie stars Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, Paul Sorvino, Kandyse McClure, Graham Rogers, and Dermot Mulroney. “Careful What You Wish For” will be available on DVD on August 2.


Former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson has seen a Renaissance in his career over the last 8 years. He made a very memorable cameo in “The Hangover” and has his very own animated TV show with “The Mike Tyson Mysteries.” Tyson is now joining the cast of the new movie Public Disturbance, a prank comedy-adventure starring YouTube sensations the Janoskians. “Iron” Mike Tyson will play a famous media mogul in the new movie for Lionsgate to co-star with the Janoskians (Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation), YouTube sensations (who averages over 200 million views a video) from Melbourne, Australia. With the rising success of the YouTube stars,  [ Read More ]


Café Society Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 13 - 2016 0 Comment

Title: Café Society Director: Woody Allen Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey and Corey Stoll Sentimentally pursuing your dreams, and wholeheartedly believing that you can overcome any obstacle that challenges you along the way, is an idealistic process that can become increasingly impractical as you can garner more experience. As people garner more knowledge in the society they wish to obtain success in, they often realize that the culture isn’t as captivating as they initially believed. That’s certainly the case in the new romantic comedy-drama, ‘Café Society.’ Writer-directer Woody Allen’s latest independent art house film is one of the Academy Award-winner’s most alluring and captivating  [ Read More ]


The leading provider of Spanish-language news, sports and music online and the world’s largest streaming TV and radio network join forces!! FilmOn TV Networks and Oi2 Media Corp announced a partnership to add hundreds of Spanish language channels and stations to This will included top brands in news, sports, and music for Latin audiences. The move expands the access for both companies into the U.S. Hispanic population of over 51 million people. Oi2 Media boasts has over 1700+ radio broadcast affiliated stations and over 2,000+ digital online web stations, which include the very popular CNN en Espanol Radio, Fox Deportes Radio, ESPN Deportes Radio, and the AP en Espanol  [ Read More ]

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Exclusive: The Family Fang Gets A New Clip

Posted by Rudie Obias On June - 30 - 2016 0 Comment

Nicole Kidman and Jason Bateman are Annie and Baxter Fang, children of celebrated performance artists Caleb and Camille Fang (Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett). When the elder Fangs go missing under mysterious circumstances, the siblings are forced to unpack long-dormant and unresolved issues from their unorthodox childhoods as they search for their parents. Caustically funny and deeply felt, Bateman’s critically acclaimed sophomore feature directorial effort is based on Kevin Wilson’s bestselling novel. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett, Jason Butler Harner, and Kathryn Hahn. Directed by Jason Bateman. Based on the novel “The Family Fang” by Kevin Wilson. “The Family Fang” will be available on home  [ Read More ]


The Neon Demon Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On June - 20 - 2016 0 Comment

The Neon Demon Amazon Studios & Broad Green Pictures Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya Grade: B- Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Written by: Nicolas Winding Refn, Mary Laws, Polly Stenham Cast: Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Desmond Harrington, Alessandro Nivola, Bella Heathcote, Karl Glusman, Keanu Reeves Release Date: June 24th, 2016 When sixteen-year old pretty Jesse (Elle Fanning) arrives in Los Angeles her aim is to break into the fashion industry. Little does she know that in this “dog-eat-dog” world a model is “finished” by the time she turns twenty-one. The competition is fierce but Jesse manages to charm many including: Dean (Karl Glusman), her new best friend and  [ Read More ]


Want to win a copy of “One More Time” on DVD? Simply tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick entries at random. Entries MUST be in by 12PM EST on Monday, June 6. U.S. Only Please. Thanks for entering and good luck!! Beautiful aspiring rock star Jude (Heard) is stuck in a rut – relegated to recording commercial jingles and lost in a series of one night stands. When she is evicted from her Brooklyn apartment, she is forced to move into the Hamptons home of her wealthy – and selfish – father Paul Lombard (Walken), an over-the-hill, Sinatra-esque crooner angling for a musical comeback. As the  [ Read More ]


Alice Through the Looking Glass Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On May - 25 - 2016 0 Comment

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 ]


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 ]


Disney’s The Jungle Book Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On April - 15 - 2016 0 Comment

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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