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Get On Up Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On July - 30 - 2014 0 Comment
Get On Up Movie

GET ON UP Universal Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C+ Director:  Tate Taylor Screenplay:  Story by Steven Baigelman, screenplay by Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lenni James, Tika Sumpter Screened at:  AMC Lincoln Square, NYC, 7/28/14 Opens:  August 1, 2014 It’s a fact that rap music has more white customers than black, so there is indeed a cross-over appeal of African-American music and dance.  It’s no secret that soul, with James Brown as its leading figure, has crossed over as well, making Tate Taylor’s “Get On Up” a potential box office blockbuster with audiences of  [ Read More ]

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Forrest Gump-IMAX

As Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” Indeed, we didn’t know we were going to get “Forrest Gump” back in the theaters for a limited time! IMAX Corporation, Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Entertainment announced that RObert Zemeckis’ Oscar-winning film “Forrest Gump” will get an exclusive one-week IMAX re-release. The re-release coincides with the 20th anniversary of the film’s original 1994 release. The theatrical re-release starts Sept. 5. There will also be a special Diamond Luxe Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Sept. 30. The special edition is packaged in durable and sophisticated collector-style packaging. “As a ground-breaking  [ Read More ]

Categories: DVD NEWS, MOVIES, NEWS
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We all know that Halloween is Oct. 31, but this year, you’ll celebrate Halloween early. How early? Try Sept. 23. That’s the day the “Halloween Complete Collection” Blu-ray set will be available for Michael Myers fans everywhere! With so many films chronicling the heinous activities of Michael Myers, there has to be something big to celebrate, right? That big event happened at this past Comic-Con, in which there wasn’t just one, but many Michael Myers (and a witch) giving Comic-Con crowds a show. Actor/Choreographer Hector S. Quintana choreographed several volunteers for a big “Halloween”-themed flash mob. Rather than having me describe the flash mob performance for you, how about you  [ Read More ]

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Katniss is back! After the thrilling finale of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” Katniss Everdeen becomes the new face and leader of the rebellion against The Capitol. She joins forces with the mysterious District 13 and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to bring President Snow (Donald Sutherland) down! Lionsgate released a new teaser to get fans excited for the third installment in The Hunger Games Saga. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself in District 13 after she destroys the Games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a  [ Read More ]

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One of the biggest movies of 2014 is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The fourth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two is the lead up to “The Avengers: Age of Ultron,” so it’s going to be interesting to see what Marvel has in store for comic book movie fans all around the world. Marvel and Disney released a new first look at “Guardians of the Galaxy” with a new TV Spot “An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb  [ Read More ]

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For--Title

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” has been in the making since the success of the original “Sin City” movie in 2005. The sequel has Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller directing the film adaptation with an upcoming release this August. I was a big fan of the first movie as an exercise in comic book filmmaking, its sequel should be a welcomed follow up. With 9 year in between movies, maybe Rodriquez and Miller will give audiences something worth waiting for. The sequel film has the same “vignette” structure as the first movie. “A Dame to Kill For” Dwight McCarthy (Josh Brolin) is summoned by his former lover, Ava  [ Read More ]

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Opening in theaters this December is the follow up to last year’s holiday hit “The Hobbit: The Desolation Smaug.” “The Battle of the Five Armies” sees Bilbo Baggins and his 13 Dwarf friends reaching the Lonely Mountain to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor and going back home to the Shire. Once inside, Bilbo’s expertise as a burglar comes in handy when he must retrieve the kingdom’s treasure. The only thing in his way is the dragon Smaug and the Five Armies. Warner Bros released a new TV spot featuring the confrontation between Bilbo and Smaug, as the Hobbit must outwit the evil dragon to survive. In the meantime,  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Dawn Davis Talks Harmony

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 29 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Dawn Davis Talks Harmony

Passionately trying to recognize and understand the powerful emotions and motivations behind a person’s actions can be a complex and intriguing journey. That ardent exploration of what drives a person to behave the way they do is the grippingly realistic motivating factor in the new short thriller, ‘Harmony.’ Director Logan Kibens’ drama, which is set to premiere at the 10th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival next month, features actress and executive producer Dawn Davis as an intuitive woman who puts faith in her cunning instincts to figure out what drives one of her neighbor’s aggressions. ‘Harmony’ follows Elle (Davis), a self-described clairvoyant Hospice nurse who reveals her ability to sense events  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Kelly Reilly Talks Calvary

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Kelly Reilly Talks Calvary

Undergoing a tragic and heartbreaking crisis in life can bring about unexpected and diverse reactions amongst family members, as they strive to deal with their pain in their own ways. Contending with the distinct responses from a father and his daughter as they struggle with the death of his wife and her mother is the humanizing driving force in the new independent drama, ‘Calvary,’ from writer-director John Michael McDonagh. When the father underwent a spiritual change and decided to become a priest, his daughter felt emotionally abandoned as he devoted himself to the long-lost ideal of being forgiving to everyone around him. She only began to understand his notion to  [ Read More ]

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Our Leader the Mockingjay Arrives In The Hunger Games Teaser Trailer

The rebellion in Panem is surging forward with the release of the new official teaser trailer for the highly anticipated film, ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1.’ The trailer, titled ‘Our Leader the Mockingjay,’ chronicles how the citizens and government officials in the utopian country that’s led by a totalitarian dictatorship are dealing with the newly launched rebellion. ‘Our Leader the Mockingjay’ follows Plutarch Heavensbee, the Head Gamemaker of the 75th Hunger Games who is now the leader of the rebellion movement in the Districts, as he tries to convince President Alma Coin, the leader of District 13, that Katniss can unite the citizens of Panem. Meanwhile, President Snow, who has  [ Read More ]

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Child of God Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On July - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
Child of God Movie

CHILD OF GOD     Wellgo Releasing Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B Director:  James Franco Screenplay:  James Franco, Vince Jolivette, based on the novel Child of God by Cormac McCarthy Cast:  Scott Haze, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Nina Ljeti, Brian Lally, James Franco Screened at:    Dolby88, NYC, 7/23/14 Opens:  August 1, 2014 Living close to nature is not what it’s cracked up to be.  Yeah, it’s fine for a week, if you’re into camping, but when you have to live like a feral animal in the hills of East Tennessee, virtually homeless with nary a shack within a mile, you could get mighty  [ Read More ]

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Lucy Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On July - 28 - 2014 0 Comment
Lucy Movie

LUCY Universal Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B Director:  Luc Besson Screenplay:  Luc Besson Cast:  Scarlett Johannson, Morgan Freeman, Pilou Asbaek,  Min-sik Choi, Clare Tran Screened at: NYC, 7/21/14 Opens:  July 25, 2014 At the movie’s conclusion, Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) states: “We’ve had life for a billion years.  Now we know what to do with it.”  What does she think we should do with our lives?  Presumably we should be able to stare at a gun and watch the bullets fall out harmlessly to the ground; look at a bunch of gangsters pointing AK-47s at us and have them drop their pieces and  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Brendan Gleeson Talks Calvary

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 27 - 2014 0 Comment
Interview: Brendan Gleeson Talks Calvary

Powerfully portraying a seemingly upstanding member of society who’s actually contending with a harrowing emotional complexity and a brazen code of morals can be a difficult obstacles for some actors to realistically do. But Brendan Gleeson intensely and grippingly did just that when he enthrallingly stepped into the role of the struggling Father James in writer-director John Michael McDonagh’s new drama, ‘Calvary.’ Gleeson not only made the character entertaining, relatable and at times comical as he struggled to reconnect with his parishioners, but also showed the endearing side of the embattled priest as he faced modern desire and sin. The priest also learned the true meaning of corruption and compassion  [ Read More ]

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See the Power of Dwayne Johnson’s Hercules In New TV Spots

Posted by Karen Benardello On July - 27 - 2014 0 Comment
See the Power of Dwayne Johnson's Hercules In New TV Spots

Dwayne Johnson is showing his strength as the title character in three new television spots for his latest adventure film, ‘Hercules.’ The videos, titled ‘Born,’ ‘Epic’ and ‘Rock,’ follows Hercules, the leader of a band of mercenaries, as he and his followers are fighting in action. The three clips are the most recent chronicle of the actor’s portrayal of the Greek hero in the film from ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’ director, Brett Ratner. The Paramount Pictures and MGM adaptation of ‘Hercules,’ which is now playing in theaters, also stars Ian McShane, Reece Ritchie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Joseph Fiennes and John Hurt. The epic movie is based on Radical Comics’ ‘Hercules’  [ Read More ]

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The Green Prince Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On July - 27 - 2014 0 Comment
The Green Prince Movie

Title: THE GREEN PRINCE Music Box Films Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B+ Director:  Nadav Schirman Screenplay:  Nadav Schirman based on Mosab Hassan Yousef’s book, Son of Hamas Cast:  Mosab Hassan Yousef, Gonen Ben Yitzhak Screened at:    Review 2, NYC, 5/19/14 Opens:  August 8, 2014 Of course traitors are despised by their countrymen, since, after all, what crime is worse than selling out your own people?  On the other hand, you would think that such turncoats would be welcomed, even loved by the countries to which they give valuable information.  You might be wrong there. People have contempt for sell-outs on both sides, considered  [ Read More ]

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