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The Avengers: Age of Ultron Gets A Special Look

Posted by Rudie Obias On October - 29 - 2014 0 Comment

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.

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Horror Film Kingdom Come to Scare Audiences This December

Posted by monique On October - 27 - 2014 0 Comment
Kingdom Come DVD

We’re getting closer and closer to The Witching Hour, but the thrills of Halloween never end with the horror genre! Horror continues to scare audiences Dec. 2, when “Kingdom Come” is released on DVD and VOD. The film comes from filmmaker Greg A. Sager (“Devil Seed”) and promises to be “one of the most frightening films you’ll see this year!” The description states that it’s a film that’s like “The Shining” by way of “Predator,” so if you’re fans of either of those, you’re in for a great time. The film focuses on a group of strangers who find themselves the prey of a strange force. “A group of strangers  [ Read More ]

Banshee Chapter: Oculus Rift Edition

Oculus Rift has changed the way gamers approach their virtual worlds, but the technology is also changing the film experience as well! The first feature film released for virtual reality, the award-winning horror film “Banshee Chapter,” will be distributed for free on Oculus Rift by Xlrator Media through independent development studio Jamwix’s Chimera software. “Banshee Chapter: Oculus Rift Edition” is available for free through Jamwix.com. Blair Erickson, Jamwix’s creative director and writer/director of “Banshee Chapter,” said, “This is an incredibly exciting moment for technology and entertainment. We were thrilled to begin unlocking the potential of the next generation storytelling experiences in virtual reality.” Here’s more about the film: “Winner of  [ Read More ]

Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage Sails Onto VOD This December

Posted by monique On October - 27 - 2014 0 Comment
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Swashbuckling comes back to film in “Sinbad: The Fifth Voyage.” The action-adventure film, coming to VOD Dec. 2 and to DVD Feb. 3, 2015, stars Shahin Sean Solimon, who also wrote, directed and executive produced the film. “X-Men: Days of Future Past” star Patrick Stewart narrates this exciting tale. Here’s more about the film: “When the Sultan’s first born daughter, Princess Parisa, is abducted by an evil sorcerer, Sinbad is tasked with traveling through a desert of magic and mythical creatures to save her. He must defeat the Cyclops, the Goliath Crab, and the legendary Rok Bird to escape with their lives. Starring Shahin Sean Solimon, Patrick Stewart (‘X-Men, Star  [ Read More ]


Horns Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On October - 27 - 2014 0 Comment

HORNS Radius/TWC Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B+ Director:  Alexandre Aja Screenplay:  Keith Bunin, based on Joe Hill’s novel Cast:  Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan, James Remar Screened at:  Review 1, NYC, 9/9/14 Opens:  October 31, 2014 “Horns,” or, “The Devil in Daniel Radcliffe” is targeted toward the same audience that made blockbusters of the “Twilight” series.  At least that’s what two critics have said.  I’m not in that group and would have to disagree, in that older adults should be just as involved in the goings-on in what starts as a romance  [ Read More ]


Fast & Furious 7′s New Trailer Debuts In 6 Days

Posted by Rudie Obias On October - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

Since the tragic and unexpected death of Paul Walker at the end of November, production on “Fast & Furious 7″ has been put on hold until the film’s writer and director could figure out what to do without Paul Walker and his character Brian O’Connor. Originally opening on June 11, 2014, “Fast & Furious 7″ will get a new release date for April 2015. The new movie stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black, and Jason Statham. “Fast & Furious 7″ will hit theaters everywhere on April 10, 2015. Post by Fast & Furious.

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Enter the Late Phases with Nick Damici in Thriller’s New Trailer

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
Enter the Late Phases with Nick Damici in Thriller's New Trailer

See the downfall of the once serene retirement community, Crescent Bay, following a series of deadly animal attacks in the new trailer for the upcoming thriller, ‘Late Phases.’ The horror movie, which is set to be distributed in select theaters on November 21 by Dark Sky Films, has also released a poster that emphasizes the terrifying killings. ‘Late Phases’ was created by several horror veterans, including ‘Here Comes the Devil’ helmer, Adrian Garcia Bogliano, and ‘Under the Bed‘ scribe, Eric Stolze. The upcoming film stars Nick Damici, Ethan Embry, Lance Guest, Erin Cummings, Rutanya Alda, Tina Louise, Caitlin O’Heaney, Karen Lynn Gorney, Dana Ashbrook and Tom Noonan. Dark Sky Films  [ Read More ]

White Bird in a Blizzard Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 24 - 2014 0 Comment
White Bird in a Blizzard Movie Review

Title: White Bird in a Blizzard Director: Gregg Araki Starring: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni, Shiloh Fernandez, Thomas Jane, Gabourey Sidibe, Mark Indelicato and Angela Bassett Striving to leave your mark on the world and be appreciated for who you truly are as you mature into the person you want to be can be a gratifying, if not equally terrifying, experience for many people. But director Gregg Araki perfectly relayed that coming-of-age and personal discovery process in his new film adaptation, ‘White Bird in a Blizzard.’ The crime thriller, which is is based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Laura Kasischke, powerfully chronicles a teen who’s  [ Read More ]

Kristen Stewart, Juliette Binoche and Olivier Assayas Talk Clouds of Sils Maria

Powerfully and captivatingly exploring your deep-rooted emotions, desires and ideals during a period of intense personal exploration, as you struggle to find your true purpose in life, can be a harrowing obstacle. But once you find your true passion that completely fulfills your sense of self, you undoubtedly begin to feel like you found your real purpose in life. That struggle to overcome any challenges you’re faced with, and becoming completely happy in your life, is enthrallingly explored in writer-director Olivier Assayas’s new drama, ‘Clouds of Sils Maria.’ The movie, which screened for the press on October 8 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater during the  [ Read More ]


Stonehearst Asylum Movie Review

Posted by Karen Benardello On October - 23 - 2014 0 Comment
Stonehearst Asylum Movie Review

Title: ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ Director: Brad Anderson Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine and Brendan Gleeson Intriguingly revealing only trivial pieces of personal information to the people around you for your own personal benefit is an intricate process society believes can only be achieved by the most deceptive schemers who are trying to better their own lives. But when even the seemingly most inept people can cunningly and surprisingly deceive many of the people who are trying to repress them, contending with the ramifications they unleash on humanity can be harrowing and disconcerting for everyone. The distinct characters in helmer Brad Anderson’s new thriller, ‘Stonehearst Asylum,’ which is  [ Read More ]


Foxcatcher Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On October - 23 - 2014 0 Comment

Foxcatcher Movie Review Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed for Shockya by Tami Smith, Guest Reviewer Director: Bennett Miller Screenwriter: E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman Cast: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller Release Date: November 14, 2014 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania is a place rich with “history”, dating back to the American Revolutionary war. John du Pont (Steve Carell), a man with inherited wealth of immense proportions, lived right in that location on his Foxcatcher Farm and trained wrestling athletes for the 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics. Du Pont always got what he wanted so getting Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo) to come to his estate  [ Read More ]


Interview: Dan Gilroy on the Reality of ‘Nightcrawler’

Posted by Melissa Molina On October - 23 - 2014 0 Comment
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The world of journalism doesn’t rest once the sun goes down. Some would say that a lot of the news, the violence and drama that many love to watch, thrives at nighttime. If there’s an accident taking place nearby at some point past dusk, the nightcrawlers are more than likely one of the first people on the scene, quickly capturing the footage needed to sell it off to local news networks. It’s a rough business but there are plenty out there who make a good living off it. Writer-director Dan Gilroy takes the cameras out of their hands and puts the focus on this particular group of people in ‘Nightcrawler.’  [ Read More ]


My Italian Secret Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 23 - 2014 0 Comment

Title: My Italian Secret – Forgotten Heroes Director: Oren Jacoby Starring: Andrea Bartali, Pietro Borromeo, Gaia Servadio, Charlotte Hauptman, Pietro  Terracina, Ursula Korn Selig. ‘My Italian Secret’ tells the story of sports idol Gino Bartali and other Italians who saved Jews and refugees fleeing the Nazis in WWII. Bartali, the Tour de France cycling champion, made hundreds of trips transporting fake documents in the frame of his bicycle for a secret underground organised by the Cardinal and the Rabbi of Florence. In the meantime doctor Giovanni Borromeo, who worked at the Fatebenefratelli Hospital in Rome, created a ward to treat the terribly contagious non-existent ‘K’ disease, that mocked Kappler and  [ Read More ]


The Salt of The Earth Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On October - 22 - 2014 0 Comment

Title: The Salt of the Earth Director: Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado Starring: Sebastião Salgado. The great Wim Wenders returns to documentary. ‘The Salt of the Earth’ is an ode to the social photographer Sebastião Salgado, co-directed with the photographer’s son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. The Brazilian artist of the camera, who has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects, is captured by a master of the film industry, through a subtle narrative overlap of storytelling and photographic material. The documentary’s cinematically exquisite journey is accompanied by Laurent Petitgand’s celestial music score. Wim Wenders chooses to name this documentary using the same title of the 1954 American drama,  [ Read More ]


Foxcatcher Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On October - 22 - 2014 0 Comment

FOXCATCHER Sony Pictures Classics Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  B+ Director:  Bennett Miller Screenwriter:  E. Max Frye, Dan Futterman Cast:  Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller Screened at:  Sony, NYC, 10/20/14 Opens:  November 14, 2014 If you had a few million dollars, make that a billion, what would you do?  Would you collect a garage-full of antique cars?  Buy some property in the South of France?  Set up a philanthropic foundation?  These are options that many of the super-rich commit to, but John Eleuthere du Pont had other ideas.  A bird-watching enthusiast, he had a coffee-table picture book published on  [ Read More ]


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