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Ang Lee’s newest film will premiere at this year’s New York Film Festival. The new movie was the first to be shot natively in 4K digital HD and 3D at 120 frames-per-second. This is Ang Lee’s first film since he won an Academy Award for Best Director for “Life of Pi.” Lee’s stunning adaptation of Ben Fountain’s novel is the story of an Iraq war hero who comes home with his fellow members of Bravo Company for a victory tour. This culminates in a halftime show at a Thanksgiving Day football game—a high-intensity media extravaganza summoning memories of the trauma of losing his beloved sergeant in a firefight. Lee’s brave,  [ Read More ]

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Exclusive Interview Andy Powers Talks Clown (Blu-ray and DVD Release)

Striving to protect and positively influence their young and impressionable children is a high priority for many parents, regardless of the troubling circumstances they find themselves in. Unfortunately, at times even their best intentions can fail and ultimately do more harm than good. That’s certainly the case with the married main characters in the horror film, ‘Clown,’ as they try to make their son happy on his birthday with a visit by the title iconic figure. But actor Andy Powers’ well-meaning character soon uncovers the frightening consequences of depending on superficial societal expectations to fulfill a sense of contentment. After Dimension Films and Anchor Bay Entertainment unveiled ‘Clown’ in select  [ Read More ]

Interview: Robert LaSardo Talks Darkest Night (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 20 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Robert LaSardo Talks Darkest Night (Exclusive)

Embracing your true emotions, without fearing the effects of judgment, is a powerful sentiment held by both troubled characters and daring actions who are intent on taking control of their destines. Versatile and talented actor, Robert LaSardo, who has made a name for himself by portraying criminals and gang members, is powerfully highlighting his natural ability to rise above villainous stereotypes in all of his roles. The intellectual film and television performer has notably embraced the creative freedom that independent projects have offered him throughout his career. As a result, he has expertly shown how allowing actors to share their personal input on their roles can help authenticate the human  [ Read More ]

Sully Official IMAX Trailer Shows Tom Hanks Defending Emergency Airline Landing

Tom Hanks is once again proving he’s one of America’s most respected heroes, as he bravely faces an intense investigation in his upcoming drama, ‘Sully.’ The biographical film, which is set to be released in theaters nationwide on September 9 by Warner Bros. Pictures, has unveiled its new official IMAX trailer. The new clip focuses on the Golden Globe-winning actor’s powerful personification of the title pilot, who had to defend his decision to heroically land his disabled plane onto New York City’s Hudson River. ‘Sully’s new trailer highlights how Director of Photography, Tom Stern, used IMAX cameras for nearly the entire shoot. The new drama marks the latest collaboration between  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS, VIDEO
Sundown DVD Giveaway Follows Devon Werkheiser and Camille Belle as They Embark on an Epic Spring Break

Teenagers often wish to end their high school experience with an epic experience that will offer them memories that they’ll always cherish. Devon Werkheiser’s character in the comedy, ‘Sundown,’ will surely have legendary moments that he’ll never forget from the spring break vacation he took during his senior year. Those occurrences will now always live on and be remembered by audiences, as the action film has been released on DVD this week by Lionsgaten. In celebration of ‘Sundown’s home release, Shockya is offering five lucky winners a DVD of the action comedy. To enter, email us at ShockyaGiveaway@aol.com. Let us know that you’re entering to win the ‘Sundown’ DVD contest  [ Read More ]

Categories: DVD NEWS, MOVIES, NEWS
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Passionately pursuing admirable goals, no matter what challenging obstacles stand in the way, is a fulfilling aspiration that the most determined heroes aim to realize. The inspirational young title protagonist in the upcoming animated fantasy film, ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ boldly relies on his courage to follow his dream of defeating his opposing enemies and protecting his life. Travis Knight, the president and CEO of the stop-motion animation studio, Laika, and up-and-coming actor, Art Parkinson, have also successfully obtained some of their ambitions by working on the family movie. Knight made the transition from working as a film animator to making his feature film directorial debut, while the 14-year-old  [ Read More ]

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A Tale of Love And Darkness Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On August - 17 - 2016 0 Comment
A Tale of Love And Darkness Movie Review

Title: A Tale of Love And Darkness Director: Natalie Portman Starring: Natalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler, Moni Moshonov, Ohad Knoller, Makram J. Khoury, Neta Riskin and Alex Peleg.  Based on the novel by Amoz Oz, ‘A Tale of Love And Darkness’ marks  the first film written, directed and starring Academy Award actress Natalie Portman. The story retraces Oz’s memories growing up in Jerusalem, with his academic father Arieh and his dreamy and imaginative mother Fania, during the years before the Israeli statehood. They were one of many Jewish families who moved to Palestine, from Europe, during the 1930s and 40s, to escape persecution. Fania’s delusion becomes a prominent protagonist  [ Read More ]

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Imperium Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On August - 15 - 2016 0 Comment
Imperium Movie Review

Title: Imperium Director: Daniel Ragussis Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Nestor Carbonell and Sam Trammell. ‘Imperium’ is a very timely film: it opens Pandora’s box as regards racism. Despite America has had it’s first Black President, and many taboos on ethnic groups seem to have been overcome during this 21st century, today’s world is witnessing a surge in white supremacist groups. Daniel Ragussis’s directorial debut tells Nate Foster’s story (Daniel Radcliffe). He is a young, idealistic FBI agent, who goes undercover to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group, recruited by senior agent Angela Zamparo (Toni Collette), who becomes his case supervisor. Foster, as a bright up-and-coming analyst  [ Read More ]

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Imperium Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On August - 14 - 2016 0 Comment
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IMPERIUM Lionsgate Premiere/Grindstone Entertainment Group Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C Director:  Daniel Ragussis Written by: Daniel Ragussis from a story by story by Michael German Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Seth Numrich, Pawel Szajda Screened at: Park Avenue, NYC, 7/13/16 Opens: August 19, 2016 The word “Imperium” means “the authority to command,” often used when discussing Ancient Rome or current videogames.  In Daniel Ragussis, the name shows up in one of the books favored by skinheads and other white supremacists, along with “Mein Kampf,” currently a best-seller in parts of the Middle East.  The movie, which opens August 19, thirty-six days after the superior “The Infiltrator”  [ Read More ]

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A Tale of Love and Darkness Movie Review

Posted by Harvey Karten On August - 14 - 2016 0 Comment
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A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS Focus World Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C+ Director:  Natalie Portman Written by: Natalie Portman, based on Amos Oz’s memoir Cast: Natalie Portman, Amir Tessler, Gilad Kahana Screened at: Review 1 or 2, NYC, 7/27/16 Opens: August 19, 2016 One of the memorable quotes in Natalie Portman’s freshman entry as director is that two persecuted people should be teaming up to fight the oppressor, but instead fight each other.  This is in reference to the long-term tensions between Arabs and Jews in the Middle East.  The Jews were obviously persecuted to the extreme degree by Germans and by Germany’s supporters, while the Arabs  [ Read More ]

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LO AND BEHOLD: Reveries of the Connected World

Posted by Harvey Karten On August - 14 - 2016 0 Comment
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LO AND BEHOLD: Reveries of the Connected World Magnolia Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director:  Werner Herzog Written by: Werner Herzog Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 6/9/16 Opens: August 19, 2016 You might think that a documentary about the Internet would deal with subjects such as the lengths that young people, especially, are dependent on their iPhones, texting their hundreds of “friends” even while walking or sharing a restaurant meal with live others.  And Werner Herzog, veteran of movies like “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” a look at pictorial creations of cave men and women in France which could be a foreshadowing of the Internet to come, extends  [ Read More ]

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Regina Spektor’s While My Guitar Gently Weeps Music Video Premieres to Support Kubo and the Two Strings

The new music video showcasing Sire Records artist Regina Spektor’s performance of the classic song, ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps,’ has officially debuted. The video’s premiere supports the song being included on Warner Bros. Records’ original motion picture soundtrack for ‘Kubo and the Two Strings,’ which is now available. The track can also be heard in the upcoming animated family movie. ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is set to be distributed in theaters nationwide this Friday by animation studio LAIKA and Focus Features. The companies have released the following synopsis for the adventure film: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is an epic action-adventure set in a fantastical Japan from acclaimed  [ Read More ]

Interview: Jon Heder Talks Ghost Team (Exclusive)

Posted by Karen Benardello On August - 12 - 2016 0 Comment
Interview: Jon Heder Talks Ghost Team (Exclusive)

People who become highly determined to gain the attention of those they admire can often times take drastic measures, without any regard for the harmful consequences that may plague them along the way. But those repercussions can sometimes lead to surprisingly beneficial outcomes. The people they affect can learn how to appreciate their lives, particularly the unpredictable connections they have formed along the way. That’s certainly the case in Jon Heder’s new paranormal-inspired comedy film, ‘Ghost Team.’ The story chronicles the actor’s relatable protagonist learning how to embrace all that he has in his life. ‘Ghost Team’ follows Louis (Heder), the owner of a nondescript copy and print store that’s  [ Read More ]

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Exclusive: Indigo Children Gets A New Movie Poster

Posted by Rudie Obias On August - 11 - 2016 0 Comment
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A mysterious girl pursues a young man in her new small town home. Coinciding deaths and a disappearance create a common thread between them as they struggle with young love and loss over the course of one summer. Written and directed by Eric Chaney. The movie stars Isabelle McNally and Robert Olsen. “Indigo Children” will be digitally released on August 23 and will be available on iTunes.

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Disorder Movie Review

Posted by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi On August - 10 - 2016 0 Comment
Disorder Movie Review

Title: Disorder Director: Alice Winocour Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy, Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant, Percy Kemp, Victor Pontecorvo. The topic of PTSD has gradually weaved into the cinematic medium in recent years. The difficult return to normal life, after having seen death and the horrors of combat, is what sets in motion Alice Wincour’s ‘Disorder.’ Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts), a French Special Forces soldier just back from Afghanistan, is suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder. He is hired to ensure the security of Jessie (Diane Kruger), the trophy-wife of a rich Lebanese businessman, and her son Ali (Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant), at their luxurious villa. As he starts experiencing a strange fascination for  [ Read More ]

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