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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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Viva Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On April - 24 - 2016 0 Comment
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VIVA Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for CompuServe ShowBiz. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: A- Director:  Paddy Breathnach Written by:  Mark O’Halloran Cast: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García, Renata Maikel Machin Blanco, Luis Manuel Alvarez Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 1/26/16 Opens:  April 29, 2016 Fathers want what’s best for their sons, but sometimes, while they mean well, they cannot accept what their boys are really like.  Such is the case in Paddy Breathnah’s “Viva,” which boasts a sensational performance for Cuban actor Héctor Medina in the title role.  If you doubt that his dad, a former boxer who served jail time for killing a man, would  [ Read More ]

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Warcraft Gets A New Movie Poster

Posted by Rudie Obias On April - 24 - 2016 0 Comment
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The film portrays the origin story of the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs, with an emphasis upon both sides of the conflict. Featuring characters such as Durotan and Anduin Lothar, the film will take place in a variety of locations established in the video game series. The new movie stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Robert Kazinsky, and Daniel Wu. “Warcraft” hits theaters on June 10, 2016.

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2016 Tribeca Film Festival Interview: The Cast and Crew Talk Tiger Raid (Exclusive)

Fearlessly fighting to achieve their emotional and physical goals can be an equally liberating and daunting experience for anyone, even the most seemingly tough and resolute soldiers who have committed to not allowing any obstacle hinder their progress. The two lead mercenaries in the new action thriller, ‘Tiger Raid,’ are the prime example of courageous men who daringly and willingly put their own lives in danger in order to fulfill a dangerous mission. The cast and crew of the drama, which was directed by Simon Dixon, who co-wrote the script with Gareth Coulam Evans and Mick Donnellan, also commendably conquered a sentimental milestone when they attended the film’s World Premiere  [ Read More ]

Categories: INTERVIEWS, MOVIES
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“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. The new Marvel movie stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth  [ Read More ]

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The Founder Gets A New Movie Poster

Posted by Rudie Obias On April - 22 - 2016 0 Comment
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Chronicling the rise of McDonald’s fast food empire, The Founder tells the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California in the 1950s. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of their company, which grows into one of the world’s best-known brands after he buys the chain for $2.7 million in 1961. The new movie stars Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, and Patrick Wilson. “The Founder” hits theaters on August 5.

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Most Likely To Die's Exclusive Trailer Shows Heather Morris Reentering the Murderous World of High School 2

Life-long adolescent rivalries are preventing the past from resting in peace in the upcoming horror film, ‘Most Likely to Die.’ Heather Morris is harrowingly discovering that old grudges die hard as she’s playing the hand she’s dealt in the movie, in which she’s forced to oppose such long-standing opponents as Perez Hilton and Jake Busey. To showcase the enduring struggles Morris’ character is forced to face, Shockya is premiering a new exclusive trailer for the movie. ‘Most Likely To Die’ was directed by ‘Last Shift’ helmer, Anthony DiBlasi, and written by first-time feature film scribe, Laura Brennan. Marvista Entertainment is set to release the horror film in theaters on May  [ Read More ]

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“Captain America: Civil War” picks up where “Avengers: Age of Ultron” left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain. The new Marvel movie stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth  [ Read More ]

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Traded’s Exclusive Poster Premiere Shows Revenge is a Bitter Deal

Posted by Karen Benardello On April - 21 - 2016 0 Comment
Traded's Exclusive Poster Premiere Shows Revenge is a Bitter Deal

Michael Paré is learning how bitter revenge can become, especially when you’re set to unleash it on your most callous and vicious enemies, in his new Western, ‘Traded.’ In honor of the actor’s latest character seeking vengeance on the men who have harmed his daughter, Shockya is exclusively premiering the new poster for the upcoming film. The debut of the thriller’s new poster coincides with Cinedigm preparing to release ‘Traded’ in theaters in 10 markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia and Dallas. The thriller will also be distributed on VOD, On Demand and Digital HD on the same day as the theatrical release, on June 10. Along with  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS, POSTERS

Le Confessioni (The Confessions) Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On April - 21 - 2016 0 Comment
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Title: Le Confessioni (The Confessions) Director: Roberto Andò Starring: Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Connie Nielson, Pierfrancesco Favino, Marie-Josée Croze, Moritz Bleibtreau, Lambert Wilson. The story takes place in Germany in a luxury hotel where the Italian monk, Roberto Salus (Toni Servillo), is invited to the European G8 summit. The unexpected invitation is done by the powerful Daniel Roché (Daniel Auteuil), chief of the International Monetary Fund, who asks him to confess him during a mysterious night that leads to Roché’s suicide. Consequently the international legislators start to wonder: Was the conversation between the two men about the scheme that is about to be approved? Getting an answer from the holy  [ Read More ]

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Truman Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On April - 21 - 2016 0 Comment
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Title: Truman Director: Cesc Gay Starring: Ricardo Darin, Javier Camara, Eduard Fernandez, Javier Gutierrez, Jose Luis Gomez, Elvira Minguez, Oriol Pla, Dolores Fonzi. Spanish filmmaker Cesc Gay with wistful delicacy tells the story of Julian (Ricardo Darin), affected by a terminal cancer, as he prepares to face his final curtain. ‘Truman’ begins with Julian meeting his old time friend Tomas (Javier Camara), who comes to visit him from Canada to enjoy a final reunion. Tomas accompanies Julian to all the “errands” that a departing person should be doing, from choosing the urn where his ashes will rest, to visiting his son in Amsterdam for his birthday, and most importantly seek  [ Read More ]

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The Founder Gets A New Teaser Trailer

Posted by Rudie Obias On April - 21 - 2016 0 Comment
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Chronicling the rise of McDonald’s fast food empire, The Founder tells the true story of how Illinois salesman Ray Kroc met brothers Mac and Dick McDonald, operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California in the 1950s. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of their company, which grows into one of the world’s best-known brands after he buys the chain for $2.7 million in 1961. The new movie stars Michael Keaton, Laura Dern, Nick Offerman, John Carroll Lynch, and Patrick Wilson. “The Founder” hits theaters on August 5.

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS
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