Hastily judging people for the actions they take, without giving much thought or consideration to the reasoning behind their decisions, can often be a problematic impulse that society has trouble contending with on a daily basis. While some of those acts are illegal and/or immoral in nature, there can often times can be an underlying detrimental motive that has led people to commit those unethical acts. That is certainly the case with the relatable anti-heroes in the independent crime thriller, ’7 Minutes,’ which is set to be released on Blu-ray and DVD, as well as on Digital HD, VOD and iTunes, on Tuesday. The complicated protagonists’ good intentions often lead [ Read More ]
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Want to win “Boulevard” on iTunes via digital download? Tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick an entry at random. Entries MUST be in by 6PM EST on Monday August 31st. Thanks for entering and good luck!! BOULEVARD stars Academy Award® winner Robin Williams, Kathy Baker (The Age of Adaline, Take Shelter), Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad”, “Better Call Saul”), Roberto Aguire (Struck by Lightning) and Giles Matthey (“True Blood”). BOULEVARD was directed by Dito Montiel (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, The Son of No One) and written by Douglas Soesbe (The Wrong Woman). Starz Digital released BOULEVARD in theaters July 17, 2015. BOULEVARD follows married but [ Read More ]
Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments. The new “Star Wars” movie stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, with Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker as R2-D2. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit theaters everywhere on December 18, 2015, in IMAX.
Want to win “7 Minutes” on DVD signed by actor Luke Mitchell? Tweet @ShockYa to enter (or comment below) and we’ll pick an entry at random. Entries MUST be in by 6PM EST on Friday August 28th. U.S. Only Please. Thanks for entering and good luck!! After becoming indebted to a psychopathic drug lord, three desperate young men are forced to commit a brazen robbery. What begins as a simple plan – ‘in and out in seven minutes’ – quickly escalates into a dangerous game of life-or-death. As each minute of the heist ticks by, true motives are revealed and unexpected twists ratchet up the stakes to a thrilling crescendo. [ Read More ]
WELCOME TO LEITH First Run Features Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: A- Director: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker Cast: Craig Cobb, Ryan Schlock Screened at: Critics’ link, N YC, 8/27/15 Opens: September 9, 2015 When President George W. Bush launched a war with Afghanistan soon after the tragedy of 9/11—when terrorists killed 3,000 Americans by crashing a plane into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers—he thought he would defeat the enemy by taking away their training grounds. He should have realized that radical Islamists could easily regroup elsewhere as they have—in Yemen, in the wild reaches of North Waziristan on the Pakistan-Afghan border, [ 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. Marvel’s “Ant-Man” doesn’t have a release date for home video, but enjoy Ant-Man and the Falcon fighting below.
Struggling to overcome your deepest challenges, in a commendable effort to overcome your fears and achieve your goals, can be a terrifying process for many people, no matter what their situation is like. But director-producer Jack Heller intriguingly overcame the financial and creative limitations he faced while making his second independent feature film, the horror thriller ‘Dark Was the Night.’ The filmmaker’s drama powerfully chronicles the daunting emotional and physical burdens two police officers must overcome in their isolated small town. Audiences can witness and relive the characters’ chilling battles on Tuesday when the film is released by RLJ Entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray, the latter of which will be [ Read More ]
“The Hobbit” film trilogy stars Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ian McKellan, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Sylvester McCoy, Craig Hall, and Stephen Fry, with Graham McTavish, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner, Dean O’Gorman, Mark Hadlow, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, and Stephen Hunter. “The Hobbit Trilogy – Extended Edition” will hit theaters everywhere on October 5 (An Unexpected Journey), October 7 (The Desolation of Smaug), and October 13 (The Battle of the Five Armies).
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, STEVE JOBS takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. STEVE JOBS is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson. Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of [ Read More ]
Breathe (Respire) Film Movement Reviewed by: Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer for Shockya. Grade: B+ Director: Mélanie Laurent Screenwriter: Mélanie Laurent, Julien Lambroschini Based on: Breathe (Respire), a novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme Cast: Joséphine Japy, Lou de Laâge, Isabelle Carré, Radivoje Bukvic, Carole Franck Release date: September 11, 2015 I once knew a High School student who never stopped raving about the fact that his “father was a medical doctor, his mother was a psychiatrist, he had a German Shepard dog, and an aunt in Romania ”. He later became a “general manager in a large book store in New Jersey” and a “sky diver in Nevada”. In reality none of [ Read More ]
The new Star Trek stars Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Sofia Boutella, Joe Taslim, and Idris Elba. “Star Trek Beyond” hits theaters everywhere on July 8, 2016.
Resolutely striving to satisfy both your personal and professional desires and needs, no matter how drastically they contradict each other, can be a strenuous challenge that not everyone has the audacity to pursue. But ruthless attorneys and politicians are often believed to have the fierce personality to relentlessly seek their goals, no matter what consequences they’re forced to face as a result. Those conflicting ambitions are intriguingly examined in the new political drama, ‘Zipper,’ which is set to be released in select theaters and On Demand on Friday. Director Mora Stephens reunited with her husband, Joel Viertel, after they penned the script for the 2005 comedy, ‘Conventioneers,’ to once again [ Read More ]
A manned mission to Mars goes awry, and astronaut Mark Watney (Damon) is presumed dead and left behind on the planet by his crew. Watney fights to survive in the harsh environment and to signal his vitality to others. Upon realization, NASA, scientists all around Earth, and his crew members collaborate to find a way to rescue Watney. The new movie stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Sean Bean, Sebastian Stan, Donald Glover, and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Venkat Kapoor. “The Martian” hits theaters on October 2.
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) confronts President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale (Liam Hemsworth), Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to liberate the citizens of Panem, and stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games as she realizes the stakes [ Read More ]
People’s identities and sense of purpose are often connected to the work they thrive in, but they often feel restricted when society prevents them from further expanding their skills. The best way they can fight back against the injustices and limitations placed upon them is to prove their worth, and readily not back down and appease those who strive to oppress them. Brazilian writer-director Anna Muylaert elegantly worked to emphasize the inequalities that still plague domestic workers in her culture in her upcoming drama, ‘The Second Mother,’ which is set to be released on Friday in select theaters. The filmmaker was captivating driven to showcase the discrepancies between the classes [ Read More ]