Title: Supremacy Director: Deon Taylor Starring: Joe Anderson, Dawn Olivieri, Lela Rochon, Robin Bobeau, Danny Glover and Evan Ross Resolutely defending your beliefs and taking firm action to uphold those views, no matter how drastic they may be, can often lead to harrowing conflicts with those determined enough to righteously defend their contradictory principles. Director Deon Taylor’s new drama, ‘Supremacy,’ which is now playing in select theaters nationwide, fearlessly chronicles the brazen and unwavering antics of supremacists who firmly set out to spread their ideas to their community, without any regard to how demeaning their principles are to many of their neighbors. It isn’t until the film’s ruthless antagonists begin [ Read More ]
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GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Music Box Films Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: A- Director: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz Screenwriter: Sivan Lavy Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Menashe Noy, Sasson Gaba, Eli Gornstein Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 1/6/15 Opens: February 13, 2015 In the Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Joseph Stein’s musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” Tevye, the principal character, notes that “without tradition, we’re as shaky as a fiddler on the roof.” Point well taken. Certain rituals and traditions cement families and bind citizens more closely to their countries. Think of the traditional fireworks on the Fourth of July, the birds [ Read More ]
It’s now only a matter of time! “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” started production today in South Africa. In a little more than a year, we’ll all be in a nice theater watching “The Avengers” sequel in May 2015. At the moment, the new Marvel movie will feature Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, James Spader, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Thomas Kretschmann, and Paul Bettany as J.A.R.V.I.S. and Vision. “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” will hit theaters everywhere on May 1, 2015, in 3D.
Title: Mississippi Grind Directors: Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn, Sienna Miller, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard, Robin Weigert Gambling can be a serious addiction, and as a result it is used as the subject of a number of films. The rush of the bet and the endless cycle of owing money to loan sharks and other creditors is rarely a positive or optimistic situation, but the characters involved are often fascinating people. Mississippi Grind, the new film from Half Nelson directing duo Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden centers on two gamblers, Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) and Curtis (Ryan Reynolds), each with different vices that make them a [ Read More ]
The Super Bowl is right around the corner and the big spots are already available for us to view. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions has released their Super Bowl spot for “Terminator Genisys” and if you’ve been so excited for this film, prepare to get even more excited when you watch the video (and the brand new poster) below the post. “Terminator Genisys” is written by Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier and directed by Alan Taylor. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, J. K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matthew Smith, Courtney B. Vance and Byung-Hun Lee. The film takes fans back into the world of “Terminator.” [ Read More ]
“Charlie and Lola” is one of Britain’s most popular children’s shows and for the kids in your life that love the characters, they’ll be able to watch “Charlie and Lola: Snow Is My Favourite and My Best” on BBC Four/Cbeebies. If you’re out of the UK, you’ll be able to watch this program on FilmOn’s BBC Four channel. The program features Charlie and Lola as they learn about and play in the snow. “Children’s animation. A brother and sister deal with topics that affect their everyday lives. Snow is on the way and Lola is bursting with excitement. She wakes up in the morning to find that the world is [ Read More ]
Title: The Loft Director: Erik Van Looy (‘Loft’) Starring: Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Isabel Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rhona Mitra The true meaning and value of friendship and family relationships often greatly varies between everyone, even those who are extremely close and vow to protect each other through any harrowing situation, no matter what happens. But it isn’t until people are erroneously placed into a challenging circumstance that they should never have been involved in that their true loyalties and connections are truly tested. That process of figuring out who you can actually rely on during life’s toughest challenges is grippingly presented in director Erik [ Read More ]
A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. The new movie stars Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista, and Ginny Gardner. Directed by Dean Israelite. “Project Almanac” hits theaters on January 30, 2015.
Newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby, but in order to qualify to be a parent, Ted will have to prove he’s a person in a court of law. The new comedy stars Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, and Morgan Freeman. “Ted 2″ hits theaters everywhere on June 26, 2015.
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 ]
Actress Lindsay Kay Hayward is warning viewers not to talk or text during an exclusive NSFW ‘R100′ PSA. The clip for the S&M-themed comedy-drama showcases American actress Lindsay Kay Hayward warning audiences that if they talk or text, they’ll get a spanking from a 6’8″ Amazonian with a wooden paddle. The trailer for ‘R100,’ which is currently playing in theaters and On Demand, begins with Hayward introducing herself, as she sits in front of a poster for the comedy-drama, as well as several S&M-themed accessories. She laughs as she informs viewers that if they talk or text while watching the film, she’ll hunt them down. She amusingly adds that she [ Read More ]
Title: I Am Michael Director: Justin Kelly Starring: James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts When a character undergoes a major transformation that changes everything about them, sometimes it is better to show the new version of themselves before rewinding to explain just how that shift came about. I Am Michael begins with Michael Glatze (James Franco) introducing himself to a nervous teenager and telling him that there is no such thing as “gay,” and that he should really think about whether he wants to go to heaven. The shock value of this scene is effective: when we next see Michael, years earlier, he is the editor of a magazine for [ Read More ]
Title: The Bronze Director: Bryan Buckley Starring: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Haley Lu Richardson, Cecily Strong The phenomenon of the Olympics is one wholly its own – a worldwide competition event that pits countries against countries as their best athletes are judged on how they perform under pressure. It is clearly an exhausting and extensive ordeal for the host city, as seen with Sochi this past year, but there is also an element of it that gets taken home to each home country, particularly the United States. Terming a winning athlete a “national hero” is not uncommon for small towns all across America, and this biting [ Read More ]
Title: 99 Homes Director: Ramin Bahrani Starring: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Tim Guinee, Cullen Moss, J.D. Evermore Poverty in America and financial inequality are topics that will never fail to be interesting and discouraging. The vast discrepancy of wealth that exists even among people in the same neighborhoods is astounding, and the unpredictability of circumstances can lead to places where responsible people would never expect to find themselves. The main focus of Ramin Bahrani’s new film 99 Homes is evictions due to the repossession of homes by banks after their owners failed to make payments. It is an upsetting and difficult subject, and this film manages a heartbreaking [ Read More ]
“The Look of Love” is a hilarious look at the life of club owner, pornographer and property developer Paul Raymond, is airing on FilmOn’s stream of Channel 4. The film, starring Steve Coogan and directed by Michael Winterbottom, brings the funny to this biopic of the “King of Soho.” Here’s more about the film: “Steve Coogan stars in Michael Winterbottom’s biopic comedy-drama as the ‘King of Soho’, Paul Raymond, who opened Britain’s first strip club, revolutionised the erotic entertainment industry and became the country’s richest man. The film balances its entertainment and humour – the cheeky ways in which Raymond circumvented prudish 1950s licencing laws and exploited newspapers’ moral superiority [ Read More ]