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‘Broken Age’ is point-and-click gaming at its finest

16 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Broken Age

Developed by Double Fine Productions

Published by Double Fine Productions

Available on Android, iOS, Mac, PC, PS4, Ps Vita

Broken Age is a smart, funny, and challenging point-and-click adventure game in the style of genre greats like Day of the Tentacle and Monkey Island. To mention Broken Age positively in the same sentence as those games is to prove just what a remarkable job the good people at Double Fine have done at reviving the classic point-and-click genre in a post-Telltale world. Indeed, where many throwbacks like the execrable Duke Nukem Forever only serve to remind us why we moved on in the first place, Broken Age succeeds in proving that there’s plenty of life left in the old dog yet.

Coming from Tim Schafer and Double Fine Productions, Broken Age started life as a Kickstarter project in early 2012. Hoping that people missed the point-and-click adventure genre »

- John Cal McCormick

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘The D Train’ With Jack Black, James Marsden

26 April 2015 3:12 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new comedy “The D Train” starring Jack Black and James Marsden!

The D Train,” which opens on May 8, 2015 and is rated “R,” also stars Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mariana Paola Vicente, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer, Henry Zebrowski and Han Soto from writers and directors Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free “The D Train” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition! »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Ridley Scott’s The Martian Highlight of 20th Century Fox’s CinemaCon 2015 Event

25 April 2015 6:38 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Following the exciting presentation at CinemaCon last week, 20th Century Fox released some new details for their upcoming releases. Check out the official synopses along with some photos for all their 2015 and 2016 films.

The highlight of the event was the must-see film of 2015 – Ridley Scott’s The Martian.

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, Nasa and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, »

- Michelle McCue

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King Kong Screens at Schlafly Bottleworks May 7th

23 April 2015 6:48 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“We’ll give him more than chains. He’s always been king of his world, but we’ll teach him fear. We’re millionaires, boys. I’ll share it with all of you. Why, in a few months, it’ll be up in lights on Broadway: Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World!”

King Kong screens at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave.- at Manchester – Maplewood, Mo 63143) Thursday, May 7th at 7pm. It is a benefit for Helping Kids Together

Doors open at 6:30pm. $6 suggested for the screening. A yummy variety of food from Schlafly’s kitchen is available as are plenty of pints of their famous home-brewed suds. A bartender will be on hand to take care of you. “Culture Shock” is the name of a film series here in St. Louis that is the cornerstone project of a social enterprise that is an ongoing source of support for Helping Kids Together (http://www. »

- Tom Stockman

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of The D Train In St. Louis

23 April 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Be the first in St. Louis to see the upcoming comedy The D Train.

All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion.

A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to La and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life.

Showcasing Jack Black and James Marsden’s most intoxicating performances to date, D Train serves up the question: how far would you go to be popular? Co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor.

The D Train Hits Theaters May 8th.

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- Movie Geeks

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Will Ferrell, Pharrell Williams to Appear on NBC’s ‘Red Nose Day’ Special

23 April 2015 8:17 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

NBC announced Thursday that it will air “Red Nose Day,” a live three-hour event to raise money for children living in poverty in both the U.S. and abroad. The event will feature a number of A-list celebrities, videos produced by comedy site Funny or Die and musical performances from some of today’s biggest artists. Celebrities slated to appear include: Will FerrellJennifer HudsonJack BlackJohn KrasinskiEmily BluntMichelle Rodriguez; and Gwyneth Paltrow. See Photos: The Faces of Pilot Season 2015 In addition, the following musicians will appear at the event: Sam Smith; John Legend; and “Voice” coaches Adam Levine, »

- Joe Otterson

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Win A Pair of Tickets To The Los Angeles Premiere of The D Train Starring Jack Black

22 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Los Angeles Geeks!

Would you like to attend the premiere of The D Train starring Jack BlackJames Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor?

Well, you’re in luck! Wamg is giving away a pair of tickets to the upcoming Los Angeles screening and we’d love for you to go!

Date: April 27Th

Be the first to see IFC Films’ latest movie before it hits theaters on May 8th.

Plus we also have for the winner a special gift from Banana Boat.

All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion.

A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to La and spins »

- Movie Geeks

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Win Passes to An Advance Screening of The D Train

20 April 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of The D Train starring James Marsden and Jack Back.

For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see an advance screening of The D Train at the AMC Forum 30 in Sterling Heights, Michigan on Wednesday, April 29th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “giveaway” box further down on this page.

There you’ll be directed to a variety of methods by which you can enter the contest. You’ll be asked to provide a valid email address, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter, and Tweet the contest. That’s it. That’s all you have to do to enter. We’ll contact you to let you know if you’ve won one of the pairs of passes that we have. But hurry, because the contest ends at 12:00Am on Friday morning, »

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Brink (2015) TV Show Trailer: America Tries to Avert World War 3 [HBO]

19 April 2015 9:44 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Brink Promo. HBO‘s Brink (2015) TV show trailer stars Jack Black, Tim Robbins, Pablo Schreiber, Aasif Mandvi, and Bernard White. Brink‘s plot synopsis: “When a rogue general seizes control of Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of three improbable Americans: Secretary [...]

Continue reading: Brink (2015) TV Show Trailer: America Tries to Avert World War 3 [HBO] »

- Rollo Tomasi

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‘The Brink’ Trailer: HBO’s New Geopolitical Comedy

17 April 2015 8:37 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

HBO’s The Brink drops Jack Black into Pakistan where he plays a foreign service officer, one of secretary of state Tim Robbins’ minions on the ground amid an escalating geopolitical crisis. The unlikely trio of Black, Robbins and ace fighter pilot played by Pablo Schreiber will need to pull together to prevent the chaos from spiraling into World War III. Did we mention this is a comedy? HBO is rolling out The Brink and another rookie comedy following the season premiere… »

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Watch: HBO’s Teaser for ‘The Brink’ Lands Jack Black in Pakistan

17 April 2015 6:27 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jack Black and Tim Robbins find humor in geopolitical calamity in the teaser for HBO’s new show “The Brink.”

The black comedy is set to bow June 21 following the season two premiere of “True Detective” and fellow HBO newcomer, “Ballers.”

Robbins plays womanizing Secretary of State Walter Larson, who is counting on foreign service officer Alex Talbot (Black) and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson (Pablo Schreiber) to solve a conflict in Pakistan that could potentially result in global turmoil. (No, really — the show is a comedy.)

Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales and Geoff Pierson round out the cast. Roberto and Kim Benabib created the 10-episode series with Jerry Weintraub and Jay Roach serving as exec producers. Roach will also direct the pilot.

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- Seth Kelley

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Getting Out Of The Way Of Batman v. Superman

15 April 2015 8:16 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Is it just us, or is the box office crowded for the next couple of years? With a glut of superhero films, as well as other properties such as Star Wars, studios are planning extended universe runs with multiple key release windows in the future already secured. It's gotten to the point where everyone without some sort of extended game plan is destined to be left in the dust at square one. Case in point is Dreamworks Animation's Kung Fu Panda 3, which is preparing to move its release date once more in the hopes of avoiding huge competition from Zack Snyder.s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Wrap has announced that the new new new Kung Fu Panda 3 release date has been bumped up to January 29, 2016, instead of the recently staked March 18 - almost two months later. You might remember that the Jack Black-starring »

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Kung Fu Panda 3 release date moved up by DreamWorks

15 April 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Kung Fu Panda 3's cinema release has been moved up by two months.

DreamWorks Animation had previously scheduled the animated sequel for March 18, 2016, but is shifting it to January 29, 2016.

The studio had initially intended on a Christmas 2015 release for Kung Fu Panda 3, but the project was quickly moved to next year to avoid Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

This third instalment of the Kung Fu Panda series sees the loveable Po (Jack Black) facing the threat of a dangerous spirit known as The Collector (Mads Mikkelsen).

Its voice cast also includes Hollywood superstars Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Bryan Cranston and Rebel Wilson.

Kung Fu Panda 3's new release date will see it facing off directly with Chloë Grace Moretz's science fiction film The 5th Wave and Disney's true-life sea epic The Finest Hours.

Watch the trailer for Kung Fu Panda 2 »

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Kicked up to January 29, 2016

15 April 2015 8:04 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

DreamWorks Animation has changed the Kung Fu Panda 3 released date from March 18, 2016 to January 29, 2016. This will put the animated sequel up against the drama The Finest Hours starring Chris Pine, the Ya film The 5th Wave, and an untitled horror film from New Line Cinema. It wouldn’t shock me if Kung Fu Panda 3 ended up winning the weekend since the first two movies have raked in $1.3 billion worldwide. People love animals that know karate. DreamWorks Animation also needs a hit. The company has been sliding over the past few years (people have finally caught on that their films are largely lazy and forgettable), and Kung Fu Panda is a solid franchise for the studio. Jack Black will return as the voice of Po in the film, and the rest of the voice cast includes Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman, David Cross, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Yeoh, Mads Mikkelsen, Danny McBride, »

- Matt Goldberg

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DreamWorks Animation Bumps 'Kung Fu Panda 2' Up Two Months

15 April 2015 7:05 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Late last year, DreamWorks Animation decided to move the sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 from a late release this year, to a spring release in 2016. However, it sounds like the animation studio and their new distribution partner 20th Century Fox want to give it some more room to breathe away from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, because THR reports they've bumped it up a couple months to a release on January 29th, 2016. That's a terrible release month, but that means this movie should have no problem performing well at the box office, which is exactly what the struggling DreamWorks Animation needs now. We still don't know much about Kung Fu Panda 3, but Jack Black is slated to return as the title panda warrior Po, and new cast members include Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen and Rebel Wilson. We're also assuming that Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross »

- Ethan Anderton

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Veep, Silicon Valley Renewed At HBO

14 April 2015 11:20 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

No one can ever accuse HBO of not standing by its shows – and who can blame the premium network where stellar comedies Veep and Silicon Valley, both awards players, are involved.

The early pickups came a day after both shows premiered their most recent seasons. HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said in an offical statement:

Veep and Silicon Valley are terrific series, and I’m immensely proud that they will return to HBO next year. Along with Game of Thrones and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, both of which have already been renewed for 2016, they give HBO a stellar Sunday night like no other.”

Veep, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, just debuted its fourth season – and last with series creator Armando Iannuci, who stepped down as the showrunner last week. He’ll be replaced by Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s David Mandel for the now-assured fifth season.

Meanwhile, Silicon Valley, an ensemble tech comedy, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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2015 Summer Movies Heading To Your Local Cinemas

13 April 2015 2:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The middle of Spring actually means a new selection of summer blockbusters to look forward to, and with a ton of big-budget films slated to come out within the next few months and beyond, the summer of 2015 looks like one to remember.

From the new Mad Max (which is already on our end-of -year top ten list event though we haven’t yet seen it) to Avengers, Poltergeists, male strippers, talking teddy bears, and a reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise, this summer’s trips to the theaters will be jam-packed with sequels and new tales. From May 1st right through to the end of August, some of the movies on our list could wind up on year-end “best of” lists or even receive some Oscar talk by December.

Grab your calendar, because Wamg has a rundown of this summer’s films we’re most excited about, so check them out below! »

- Movie Geeks

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First trailer for HBO’s The Brink starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins

11 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has arrived online for HBO’s upcoming dark comedy series The Brink starring Jack Black (Bernie), Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), Pablo Schreiber (Orange Is the New Black) and Aasif Mandvi (Jericho)…

When a rogue general seizes control of Pakistan and its nuclear arsenal, the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of three improbable Americans: Secretary of State Walter Larson (Robbins), lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot (Black) and ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson (Schreiber). From the turbulent streets of the Middle East, to the White House Situation Room, to an aircraft carrier on the Red Sea, these three compromised souls must pull through the chaos around them to save the planet from World War Three.

The Brink is set to premiere June 21st on HBO.

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- Gary Collinson

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Watch The First Trailer For HBO Comedy Series Ballers Starring Dwayne Johnson

10 April 2015 2:44 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

‘Franchise viagra’ man Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is taking a time out from global gallivanting and taking out bad guys with a swift flex of the bicep. Ahead of any potential involvement in another Fast & Furious instalment, he can next be seen onscreen in HBO’s upcoming comedy Ballers. The ten-episode season kicks off this summer with Johnson in the lead role as former football superstar Spencer Strasmore, whose post-career job finds him training  upcoming athletes.

And to get you game-ready, Johnson himself has dropped the first trailer online. At first glance it seems to bear the hallmarks of its executive producer Mark Wahlberg’s handiwork (i.e. it’s a bit Entourage-esque), but that’s in no way a disparaging comparison. For the most part, the series looks to be finally making the most of Johnson’s comedic skills, which are usually only grazed upon in his big screen outings. »

- Gem Seddon

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HBO Debuts First Official Teaser for Comedy Series "The Brink"

10 April 2015 2:18 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Adding to its already-impressive rotation of comedies, HBO has just released the first teaser for its upcoming series "The Brink", a dark comedy that centers on three disparate, desperate men who must work through the chaos surrounding them in order to save the planet from falling into World War III. The show, which debuts Sunday, June 21, stars Jack Black as lowly Foreign Service officer Alex Talbot, Tim Robbins as Secretary of State Walter Larson, and Pablo Schreiber as ace Navy fighter pilot Zeke Tilson, an unlikely team of men who band together to solve a geopolitical crisis in Pakistan. Aasif Mandvi, Maribeth Monroe, Eric Ladin, Esai Morales, and Geoff Pierson help round out the cast of "The Brink", which is executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Roberto Benabib, and Jay Roach and was created by Roberto Benabib and Kim Benabib. Check out the teaser below. yt id="lB9DlCFzzUo" width="640" »

- Jordan Benesh

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