Fearlessly and determinedly fighting for your beliefs, both physically and emotionally, can be a powerful advantage to achieving your goals, especially in a world that’s dominated by ruthless competitors. But that process is even more gratifying when a courageous woman daringly combats the influential men who stand in her way of obtaining her ambitions. Actress Natalie Burn enthrallingly captured that objective when not only starred in, but also made her feature film writing and producing debuts with, the action thriller, ‘Awaken.’ The drama, which will be released this Tuesday on DVD, is also thematically satisfying, as she performed her own stunts while portraying her protagonist’s drive to safe her sister. [ Read More ]
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Finding the courage to survive in an endlessly frustrating society that you no longer understand, and ultimately suppressing the desire to just give up hope in the seemingly cruel world, is often a difficult process for anyone to undergo. But attempting to endure life’s challenges is even more strenuous when people are forced to struggle between either following their own faith, or doing whatever’s necessary to protect their family, who disappointingly may not share the same beliefs. Ethan Embry’s upstanding character, Seamus Riley, in the thriller ‘Echoes of War,’ which will be released on DVD by ARC Entertainment this Tuesday, July 7, is one such admirable familyman. But the idealistic [ Read More ]
Determining who you can really trust to support you on your quest to happiness can be one of the most difficult journeys a person can take during their life. Michael Fassbender and Kodi Smit-McPhee are ambitiously embarking on that challenging process in Shockya’s new exclusive special features making of clip for their western drama, ‘Slow West.’ The clip supports the action thriller’s distribution this Tuesday, July 7 on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) by Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The drama was released theatrically by A24 in May, after it earned the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The western’s upcoming Blu-ray [ Read More ]
Thief Scott Lang must aid his mentor Dr. Hank Pym in safeguarding the mystery of the Ant-Man technology – which allows its user to decrease in size but increase in strength – from various new threats, and plot a heist that will save the Earth. The new Marvel movie stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Wood Harris, Jordi Mollà, and Michael Douglas as Dr. Hank Pym. “Ant-Man” hits theaters on July 17, 2015.
Ethan Hunt goes rogue (again) in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. The new action movies stars Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Sean Harris, and Alec Baldwin. “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” hits theaters everywhere on July 31 in IMAX.
Steven Seagal is looking for forgiveness as he’s conflicted over whether he should protect a girl who’s on the run, or remain loyal to his job as a contract killer, in the crime drama, ‘Absolution.’ In support of the action film’s home release this Tuesday, July 7, Shockya has a new exclusive clip featuring the actor from the Blu-ray and DVD’s special features. Lionsgate Home Entertainment, which will be distributing ‘Absolution’ on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD, has released the following synopsis for the action adventre film: When a contract killer John Alexander (Seagal) encounters a girl on the run from a mob boss (Vinnie [ Read More ]
Title: Trainwreck Director: Judd Apatow Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Bayer, John Cena and Colin Quinn Sometimes the best way to stay true to your morals and personality, while also striving to reach your full potential, is to fully embrace the idea of reinventing your signature qualities that have long since become stereotypical and clichéd. That powerful attempt to revive your emotions and thoughts, and how they’re presented to the world, is the all-important theme in the upcoming comedy, ‘Trainwreck.’ The film, which is set to be released in theaters on July 17, marks the captivating recreation of director Judd Apatow, who once again fearlessly [ Read More ]
A film that has been described as a “[a]n acidly funny and unnerving portrait of a psychological breakdown” (Scott Foundas, “Variety”) is worth taking a look at, and “Queen of Earth” is just that film. The Alex Ross Perry film, starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterson, will be released by IFC Films Aug. 26 in New York with later national theatrical dates coming afterwards. “Queen of Earth” follows a woman named Catherine whose life has spun out of control. Even when she tries to relax, painful memories keep her headed towards a breakdown. “Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist [ Read More ]
Alki David may be one of the most underappreciated geniuses out there. A Greek billionaire heir, David’s claim to fame is starting an online streaming service in 2006 called FilmOn. With 600 channels at their disposal, and over 90,000 movies streaming on-demand, David’s juggernaut showcases the good, the awesome, and the truly weird. His new documentary, Lord Of The Freaks, takes on the journey of FilmOn and their shocking history. The premiere of the documentary was held at The Egyptian Theatre on Monday night, with Mr. David being joined by celebrities Janice Dickinson, Flo Rida, Andy Dick, and more. He was also joined by many of his FilmOn co-hosts and [ Read More ]
Terminator Genisys is something of a return to form for the franchise. Left in shambles after the previous two installments, Genisys honors what came before it, while taking the series in an interesting direction. Myself and other members of the press where fortunate enough to sit down with the cast and crew recently. When asked about taking this iconic franchise in a new direction, screenwriter Laeta Kalogridis said the following; “I think to us, which is that if you are looking at it as a temporal nexus, which is branching out into alternative timelines, nothing that’s in canon is changed, those other timelines are preserved and they remain. We’re on [ Read More ]
The movie, which releases on Friday, July 10th, features a fictional science process known as “shedding” which enables consciousness transfer from one person to the body of another, unlocking the key to human immortality. The studio created a series of Youtube videos showcasing the results of a shedding experiment on animals by the fictional company Phoenix Biogenic, founded by Dr. Albright who’s brilliance created the shedding procedure. Although, shedding is currently a science fiction, it can soon become reality. In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body [ Read More ]
TERMINATOR GENISYS Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clark, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, J.K. Simmons Director: Alan Taylor Screenwriters: Patrick Lussier and Laeta Kalogridis Runtime: 126 Minutes Grade: B Terminator Genisys is something of a pleasant surprise. Twelve years after the franchise was relaunched with the abysmal Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines (and with Arnold out of office and making fun action pictures again,) producers David Ellison and Dana Goldberg boot up the dormant killing machine. And oddly enough, it works. For the first time since Terminator 2: Judgement Day, this franchise seems to actually give itself respect. Instead of being yet another vehicle for The Governator to spout one liners [ Read More ]
“Closer to God” is a new twist on the classic “Frankenstein” tale with the addition of cloning. Director/producer Billy Senese elaborated more on making of the film in a recent press interview. Senese stated that the film drew from his love of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel. “['Frankenstein'] was a big book for me when I was young, and I love the James Whale movies from the 1930s, “Frankenstein” and “Bride of Frankenstein.” I always wanted to do my own interpretation of this story, kind of reinvent those same ideas and themes into a modern reality, one that we might actually face in our lifetime,” he said. “So about 6 months [ Read More ]
Arnold Schwarzenegger led the cast and crew in the human resistance against the machines at the Los Angeles premiere of ‘Terminator Genisys’ on Sunday at the Dolby Theatre. The franchise’s celebrated actor, who has played the title character since the original 1984 film, was joined by several of his co-stars, including Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke and Byung-hun Lee, at the premiere. The sci-fi sequel’s director, Alan Taylor, joined the cast at the premiere, where they were all photographed together on the red carpet. The fifth entry in ‘The Terminator’ series will be released theaters tonight in 2D, Real D 3D and IMAX 3D. The film’s distributor, Paramount Pictures, [ Read More ]
The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John’s fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him from both fronts; past and future, and will ultimately change warfare forever. On the verge of winning the war against Skynet, Connor sends his trusted lieutenant Kyle Reese back through time to save his mother’s life and ensure his own existence. But what he finds on the other side is like nothing he ever expected. After being orphaned at age 9 by a Terminator, Sarah Connor has [ Read More ]