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New Trailer for American Sniper Released

Posted by monique On December - 18 - 2014 0 Comment
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“American Sniper” is shaping up to possibly be one of Bradley Cooper’s defining roles. The film, which also stars Sienna Miller and is directed by Clint Eastwood, now has a new trailer detailing more of the drama that will make this film a possible Oscar contender. The film is based on the real story of Chris Kyle, “the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.” “U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing  [ Read More ]

Categories: Drama, MOVIES, NEWS, POSTERS, VIDEO

Poker Night Movie Review

Posted by juliana On December - 18 - 2014 0 Comment
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Title: Poker Night XLrator Media Director: Greg Francis Writer: Greg Francis Cast: Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Beau Mirchoff, Titus Welliver, Michael Eklund, Ron Eldard, Corey Large, Halston Sage Running time: 1hr 44 min, Unrated (Language, Violence, Rape) IN THEATERS, VOD AND iTUNES: December 20, 2014 Detective Stan Jeter (Beau Mirchoff) of Warsaw Indiana is welcomed to a poker game by a few of the city’s best detectives – Calabrese (Ron Perlman), Bernard (Giancarlo Esposito), Cunningham (Ron Eldard),  and Maxwell (Titus Welliver).  The rules of the poker game is that once the rookie wins, he can start asking questions. The guys meanwhile tell him tales of their most memorable cases in  [ Read More ]

Categories: Drama, MOVIES, RELEASES, REVIEWS

The Device DVD Review

Posted by juliana On December - 18 - 2014 0 Comment
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Title: The Device RLJ Entertainment Director: Jeremy Berg Writers: Jeremy Berg & John Portanova Cast: Angela DiMarco, David S. Hogan, Kate Alden Running time: 90 min, Unrated (Language, Violence, Sexuality) Special Features: 3 audio commentary tracks with writers & director, cast, Tracy Torme – screenwriter of Fire in the Sky and Intruders Available on DVD and Digital Download: December 16, 2014 Abby and Calvin (real-life spouses Angela DiMarco & David S. Hogan) are at the airport to pick up Rebecca (Kate Alden), Abby’s sister that they haven’t seen in over a decade.  They are reuniting to spread their mother’s ashes at a secluded lake.  During their visit together, something strange  [ Read More ]

Categories: DVD NEWS, Horror, RELEASES, REVIEWS

The Skeleton Twins DVD Review

Posted by juliana On December - 18 - 2014 0 Comment
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Title: The Skeleton Twins Lionsgate Director: Craig Johnson Writers: Craig Johnson & Mark Heyman Cast: Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell Running time: 93 min, Rated R (Language, Sexuality, Drug Use) Special Features: Gag Reel; Outtakes; Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary with Director/Co-writer Craig Johnson; “To Whom it May Concern: Making the Skeleton Twins” Featurette; Sweet Moves (cast dancing); Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Craig Johnson, Kristen Wiig and Billl Hader; Feature Commentary with Director/Co-Writer Craig Johnson, Co-writer Mark Heyman and Producer/ Editor Jennifer Lee Available on Blu-ray, DVD,  and On Demand on December 16th Maggie (Kristin Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) are estranged twins who haven’t seen each  [ Read More ]

Great Continental Railway Journeys

FilmOn viewers can watch travel documentary “Great Continental Railway Journeys” for free on FilmOn. The documentary, shown on BBC Two, features presenter Michael Portillo as he travels the same pathway Edwardian vacationers took while living the life of luxury. Here’s more about the program. Michael Portillo follows in the footsteps of Edwardian travellers to trace a route recommended in Bradshaw’s guide, journeying from the heart of France to the Mediterranean coast. He begins in the capital of cuisine, Lyon, where he finds out about the early 20th-century Meres Lyonnaises, to whom the city owes its gastronomic reputation. Ever keen to try his hand, Michael takes instruction from a top chef  [ Read More ]

Categories: NEWS, TELEVISION NEWS, VIDEO

Christina Hendricks Joins Showtime’s Roadies With Luke Wilson

Posted by Sarah Anne Luoma On December - 18 - 2014 0 Comment
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Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks has found her next role following the end of the AMC drama. Hendricks has signed on to star in the Showtime comedy Roadies. The pilot will follow a road and tech crew on their travels during a music tour. Hendricks will play the part of a production manager opposite Luke Wilson who has been cast as the tour manager. Imogene Poots, Rafe Spall, Peter Cambor and Keisha Castle-Hughes have also been cast in the hour long drama. Roadies comes from Cameron Crowe, who is poised to both write and direct the pilot with Warner Bros. TV and JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot set to produce. Winnie Holzman  [ Read More ]

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Tim Rice BBC Two

This Christmas, celebrate the life and musical achievements of legendary lyricist Tim Rice in the BBC Two special “Tim Rice – A Life in Song.” The special features moments from Rice’s 40 years in the music business, including many of his hit songs and movie moments including songs from “The Lion King” and “Evita.” Here’s more about the special. A celebration of one of our greatest musical lyricists. Tim Rice, in the company of Michael Grade, reminisces over 40 years of hit songs that conquered the world. Before each one is performed, hear the stories behind some of his best-loved work from Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Chess and The Lion  [ Read More ]

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Exclusive: Clip from Poker Night Revels in Moodiness

Posted by monique On December - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
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Poker becomes more than a game of skill and wit in the Xlrator Media thriller “Poker Night,” coming to theaters Dec. 20. The film, which is already available on iTunes and VOD, is directed by Greg Francis and stars fan favorites such as Ron Perlman, Giancarlo Esposito, Beau Mirchoff, Titus Welliver, Michael Eklund, Ron Eldard, Corey Large in a tense story of survival. “In this twisted thriller, a young detective is caught in a sadistic game of cat-and-mouse when he is kidnapped and tormented by a masked serial killer. In order to survive, the rookie must use the wisdom imparted to him by senior detectives on their regular poker night.”  [ Read More ]

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Sony Cancels The Interview

Posted by monique On December - 17 - 2014 0 Comment
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It’s been brewing for several weeks now, but it’s now official: Sony has decided to shelve “The Interview” from Christmas theatrical release. The film had been the center of a firestorm Sony has weathered in recent weeks; a hacking group known as the Guardians of Peace has taken control of the studio’s email accounts, releasing private correspondence that has revealed some harsh truths about how Sony does business. The hack has proven to be extremely thorough and the hackers promise a “Christmas gift,” not to mention threats to terrorize movie theaters who would show “The Interview.” The hackers invoked the tragedy of September 11 in their threats, which has led  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS
Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau

“Sex and Sensibility: The Allure of Art Nouveau,” a BBC Four documentary featuring the work of many of the fin-de-siecle artists, is available for free on FilmOn. The documentary is hosted by BBC’s Stephen Smith as he takes viewers through the lives of several female Art Nouveau artists. Here’s more about the documentary. “Britain’s art nouveau heritage is excavated as cultural correspondent Stephen Smith unearths the bright, controversial but brief career of Aubrey Beardsley. On a mission to uncover lesser known stars of Britain’s version of this continental fin-de-siecle-style, he explores the stunning work of Mary Watts and the massive influence of department store entrepreneur Arthur Liberty. In Scotland, he  [ Read More ]

Categories: NEWS, TELEVISION NEWS, VIDEO

Knight of Cups Gets A New Trailer

Posted by Rudie Obias On December - 15 - 2014 0 Comment
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“Once there was a young prince whose father, the king of the East, sent him down into Egypt to find a pearl. But when the prince arrived, the people poured him a cup. Drinking it, he forgot he was the son of a king, forgot about the pearl and fell into a deep sleep. Rick’s father used to read this story to him as a boy. The road to the East stretches out before him. Will he set forth?” The new movie stars Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Teresa Palmer, and Frieda Pinto. Written & directed by Terrence Malick. “Knight of Cups” will be released sometime in  [ Read More ]

Categories: MOVIES, NEWS
grand budapest hotel

While The Grand Budapest Hotel was released in February, it wins awards in December. Check out all the winners below (under Ralph Fiennes and Saoirse Ronan). Best Picture The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Animated Feature The Lego Movie Best Film Not in the English Language Two Days, One Night Best Documentary Life Itself Best Director Richard Linklater – Boyhood Best Actor Michael Keaton – Birdman Best Actress Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl Best Supporting Actor Edward Norton – Birdman Best Supporting Actress Patricia Arquette – Boyhood Best Original Screenplay The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Adapted Screenplay Gone Girl Best Editing Birdman Best Cinematography The Grand Budapest Hotel Best Non-U.S. Release  [ Read More ]

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Watch UK Documentary Series Vikings for Free on FilmOn

Posted by monique On December - 14 - 2014 0 Comment
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Lovers of Scandinavian history will love to watch “Vikings,” the latest program on UKTV’s channel, Yesterday. “Vikings,” hosted by Neil Oliver, is based on the BBC Two series (also called “Vikings”) and takes viewers back in time to the world when Vikings explored their surroundings, having adventures and trading with other cultures. The four-film documentary series takes an in-depth look at the real lives of Vikings and how they differed from the pop-culture version we’ve come to know today. Yesterday is a television channel that keeps the past alive. “On this channel the past will be evoked in a way that is more vivid and relevant to viewers than ever  [ Read More ]

Categories: NEWS, TELEVISION NEWS, VIDEO
BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014

BBC is honoring the best in British sports with the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014 Presentation Dec. 14 on BBC One. The live TV program is also available on FilmOn, the premiere service for web TV viewing. The BBC television presentation will be presented by Gabby Logan, Clare Balding and Gary Lineker at the Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland and will focus on some of the greatest moments in sports from 2014, as well as some of the best sports headliners. “This star-studded event features some of the greatest names in world sport and ends with the presentation of the famous trophy, with the winner chosen by viewers  [ Read More ]

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Inherent Vice Movie Review (2014 New York Film Festival)

Posted by Karen Benardello On December - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
Movie Review Inherent Vice

Title: Inherent Vice Director: Paul Thomas Anderson Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Katherine Waterston, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Eric Roberts, Michael K. Williams, Serena Scott Thomas and Christopher Allen Nelson Not all creative and vibrant ideas or explorations into the possibilities of securing the happiest and most luxurious lifestyle possible are meant to last forever. That intriguingly relatable and important life lesson is enthrallingly presented in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s new crime comedy-drama, ‘Inherent Vice.’ The movie, which had its world premiere this past October at the 52nd New York Film Festival, intimately exposes the fall of the bohemian lifestyle that Southern California thrived on during the 1960s. Through Joaquin  [ Read More ]

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