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The Boy Blu-ray and Digital HD Giveaway Reveals a Family's Menacing Secrets

A young American woman is uncovering the menacing nature of the English family she has recently signed on to care for in this year’s frightening mystery film, ‘The Boy.’ In the latest horror movie from genre director William Brent Bell, ‘The Walking Dead’ actress Lauren Cohan discovers that not every seemingly ideal couple is as endearing and picturesque as they initially seem. That tense revelation is being made as the movie, which is now available on Digital HD, is set to be released on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on May 10 by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. In celebration of the horror thriller’s home release, Shockya is offering two lucky  [ Read More ]

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Dheepan Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On May - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
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DHEEPAN Sundance Selects Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Jacques Audiard Written by: Noé Debré, Thomas Bidegain, Jacques Audiard Cast: Antonythasan Jesuthasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan, Claudine Vinasithamby, Vincent Rottiers, Marc Zinga Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 4/18/16 Opens: May 6, 2016 Jacques Audiard may not have gone a giant step further with “Dheepan” than he did with the searing “Un prophèt,” which finds a teen French-Arab man trying to find his way in a jail beset with gang violence between Corsicans and Muslims, but he comes close enough.  “Dheepan,” which is named for the principal character Dheepan Sivadhasan (Antonythasan Jesuthasan), may deal with the aftermath of a civil war  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Matt Winn Talks The Hoarder (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On May - 1 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Matt Winn Talks The Hoarder (Exclusive)

People often determinedly set out to keep their darkest and most treacherous secrets buried deep away from society. But when one of their loved ones desperately sets out to uncover those perilous mysteries, in a well-meaning but ill-conceived attempt to better understand them, the results can turn out to be menacingly deadly. That’s certainly the case with the protagonist in the new horror film, ‘The Hoarder,’ which follows her as she desperately seeks to emotionally reconnect with her fiancé. As she determinedly and innocently tries to discover undisclosed information about him, she ultimately realizes that she must contend with her own enigmas in order to survive. After co-writing the script  [ Read More ]

The Man Who Knew Infinity Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On April - 30 - 2016 0 Comment
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THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY IFC Films Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Matthew Brown Written by: Matthew Brown from Robert Kanigel’s book Cast: Jeremy Irons, Dev Patel, Devika Bhise, Stephen Fry, Toby Jones Screened at: Review, NYC, 4/25/16 Opens: April 29, 2016 Despite the universal numeracy requirement that students may plod through from pre-school to kindergarten, it’s safe to assume that most people have no idea what pure math is all about.  This is true as well for the people in India that form one subject of writer-director Matthew Brown in “The Man Who Knew Infinity,” based on Robert Kanigel’s book, The Man Who Knew Infinity: A  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, REVIEWS
She Sings to the Stars

Hope can be found in the most unexpected places, as anything is truly possible, is the powerful message that Larry Cedar is affirming in his new drama, ‘She Sings to the Stars.’ The indie film, which features the ‘Deadwood’ alum as a magician who’s setting out to inspire people to pursue their goals, is motivating audiences in its first clip. In support of the movie’s captivating message, Shockya is graciously premiering the video, ahead of the drama’s wide theatrical release later this year. In addition to Cedar, ‘She Sings to the Stars,’ which was produced by Circeo Films, also features Fannie Loretto and Jesus Mayorga. The drama marks the feature  [ Read More ]

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Snowden Gets A New Movie Poster

Posted by Rudie Obias On April - 28 - 2016 0 Comment
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Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Jeremy Saulnier Talks Green Room (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 27 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Jeremy Saulnier Talks Green Room (Exclusive)

Finally uncovering a humbling outlet that effortlessly inspires you to rely on your creativity to help you attain your goals is often a liberating and welcomed experience. But when that resourcefulness is suddenly driven largely by your natural instinct to protect yourself in a dangerous situation, your desire to prosper is quickly altered to taking an initiative to solely survive. Writer-director Jeremy Saulnier’s new crime thriller, ‘Green Room,’ is rightfully garnering acclaim, as the filmmaker relied on his past experiences in the punk rock world to craft a horror movie that’s intriguingly set in the intense musical genre. The drama smartly shows how a band that’s finally on the cusp  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Batman: The Killing Joke Gets A New Movie Trailer

Posted by Rudie Obias On April - 27 - 2016 0 Comment
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As Batman hunts for the escaped Joker, the Clown Prince of Crime attacks the Gordon family to prove a diabolical point mirroring his own fall into madness. The new animated movie stars Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, Tara Strong, and Ray Wise as Commissioner James Gordon. “Batman: The Killing Joke” will be available on home video this July.

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Snowden Gets A New Movie Trailer

Posted by Rudie Obias On April - 27 - 2016 0 Comment
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Academy Award®-winning director Oliver Stone, who brought Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Wall Street and JFK to the big screen, tackles the most important and fascinating true story of the 21st century. Snowden, the politically-charged, pulse-pounding thriller starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Shailene Woodley, reveals the incredible untold personal story of Edward Snowden, the polarizing figure who exposed shocking illegal surveillance activities by the NSA and became one of the most wanted men in the world. He is considered a hero by some, and a traitor by others. No matter which you believe, the epic story of why he did it, who he left behind, and how he pulled  [ Read More ]

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We The People: The Market Basket Effect's Exclusive Clip Shows Customers Becoming the Boss

A community is powerfully uniting, as corporate greed is breaking up a massive family grocery store empire, in Shockya’s exclusive clip from the new documentary, ‘We The People: The Market Basket Effect.’ The clip follows business people and New England residents, including Lowell, Massachusetts native, Ted Leonsis, the owner of the Washington Wizards and Capitals, as they chronicle how so-called financial experts and relatives don’t always know how to best serve their neighborhood. The movie, which was honored with the Audience Award at last year’s Boston Film Festival, is currently playing in New England theaters. FilmBuff is also set to distribute the documentary into screens in New York last Friday,  [ Read More ]

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Shawn Lock in Crossing Point

The most resolute people who are unwavering in their determined pursuit to save their loved ones are often the ones who haphazardly put their own lives in danger, without any regard for the consequences. That’s definitely true with the strong-willed protagonist, Michael, in the upcoming action film, ‘Crossing Point,’ which follows him as he purposefully risks himself in order to protect his wife. To showcase his perseverance to defend the woman he loves from a dangerous drug cartel, Shockya has an exclusive new clip from the thriller. The clip, which is titled ‘Andres Helps Out,’ follows Michael as he meets with the video’s title character, who has intimate knowledge into  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIE STILLS, MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO
Interview: Kevin Munroe and James Arnold Taylor Talk Ratchet & Clank (Exclusive)

Children can often times find inspiration from the most surprising and unexpected sources, especially those places that are usually believed to cause them the most intellectual harm. But some modern technology, which is often regarded to be one of the most harmful influences on kids, is surprisingly leaving a powerful and positive message on its users this week. The new CG-animated movie, ‘Ratchet & Clank,’ which is based on the iconic 2002 PlayStation video game of the same name, is a gripping reminder of the importance of accepting yourself in a society that largely emphasizes the most superficial aspects of life. The new inspiring animated film was directed and produced  [ Read More ]

Categories: GAME NEWS, GAMES, INTERVIEWS, MOVIES

Interview: Kelly Spitko Talks Tri

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 25 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Kelly Spitko Talks Tri

Overcoming harrowing physical and emotional fears is a vital element of life that people in all circumstances should strive to achieve. The upcoming sports film, ‘Tri,’ is an influential proponent of people conquering their anxieties, as the inspiring story follows a medical technician, who has a history of not finishing things, as she suddenly becomes inspired by a cancer patient who’s for her first Triathlon. To help promote the emotionally-charged drama, actress Kelly Spitko generously sat down for a video interview to discuss her encouraging character of Christy. During the interview, Spitko spoke about taking on the role of Christy at the Paramount Theatre in Boston, where the sports comedy-drama  [ Read More ]

X-Men Apocalypse Gets A Final Trailer

Posted by Rudie Obias On April - 25 - 2016 0 Comment
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Since the dawn of civilization, he was worshiped as a god. Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel’s X-Men universe, amassed the powers of many other mutants, becoming immortal and invincible. Upon awakening after thousands of years, he is disillusioned with the world as he finds it and recruits a team of powerful mutants, including a disheartened Magneto (Michael Fassbender), to cleanse mankind and create a new world order, over which he will reign. As the fate of the Earth hangs in the balance, Raven (Jennifer Lawrence) with the help of Professor X (James McAvoy) must lead a team of young X-Men to stop their greatest nemesis and  [ Read More ]

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The Family Fang Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On April - 24 - 2016 0 Comment
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THE FAMILY FANG Starz Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B Director:  Jason Bateman Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire based on Kevin Wilson novel of the same name Cast: Jason Bateman, Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Maryann Plunkett Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 4/7/16 Opens: April 29, 2016 in NY.  May 6, 2016 wider. How many of us would like to have parents like those who produced Anne Fang (Nicole Kidman) and her brother Baxter Fang (Jason Bateman)?  The parents, Caleb Fang (Christopher Walken) and his wife Camille (Maryann Plunkett) are performance artists who regularly state that the purpose of art is to shake up the audience, not to soothe them.  In  [ Read More ]

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