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Review: The Purge: Election Year Sharpens Its Claws

14 hours ago | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Filled with vim and vigor, The Purge: Election Year works hard to steady its focus as an anti-something thriller. The first film in the series, The Purge, played on white suburban fears by taking seriously the ridiculous concept that the U.S. has passed a law making all crime legal for 12 hours. It was the sort of "what if?" concept that is easy to grasp, impossible to accept, and yet fascinating to contemplate, especially in a country where gun violence is rampant. The sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, brought the action to an urban setting, expanding its potential action setups and introducing a more diverse group of potential victims, as well as Frank Grillo as Leo Barnes, a sympathetically angry leading man. The third installment adds...

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Review: The Purge: Election Year

15 hours ago | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: After making a choice to save the life of the man who killed his son, a former police sergeant finds himself working for a presidential candidate. When Purge Night leaves he and his employer on the run, they must do all they can to survive a brutal night of terror, from which nobody is safe. Review: If there was ever a movie that you could point out just how good Frank Grillo... Read More »

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Purge: Election Year Review: The Movie The World Needs Right Now

15 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Strap yourself in! The Purge: Election Year ramps up the carnage, humor, and bloody satire. It's a B-movie with a budget that smartly embraces the pulp. The idea of fascist right wingers using murder and anarchy to fuel economic repression isn't so out of touch in the modern world. The series has evolved from house based horror to an all encompassing political statement on violence. The decision to bring back Frank Grillo as the lead from the second film was spot on. One of my favorite character actors, he embodies weariness and resolve. The plot structure is identical to the others. Survive the night with a presidential twist.

The New Founding Fathers of America have a major problem. Their candidate for president is losing in the polls to pacifist Senator Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell). Her platform is to eliminate purge night. The Nffa removes the rule against killing elected officials »

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[Review] The Purge: Election Year

16 hours ago | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The escalation of terror has dialed up a few more notches as writer/director James DeMonaco takes us further down the hole of first world genocide in The Purge: Election Year. What began behind fortified walls and a false sense of modest superiority to show how no one was safe when bloodlust, greed, and jealousy ruled mankind soon entered the outdoors to find the government blatantly enforcing its own thinly veiled mantra of “kill the poor” when the public stopped doing it for them. The only ones truly protected were these New Founding Fathers (Nffa) and all their friends possessing Level 10 clearance and above. Purge Night allowed murder and whatever else, but America’s new leaders would be spared since this grand gift was theirs. Until now.

This is the main point of evolution for what could serve as a perfect trilogy capper if the box office doesn’t somehow »

- Jared Mobarak

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Review: The Purge: Election Year Might be the Most Important Horror Movie of 2016

17 hours ago | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Right now, the United States is at a major crossroads, and as a citizen, I don’t think I’ve ever been more worried about what the future holds for us than I have been over the last nine months. Regardless of whatever your political or social beliefs are, there’s no denying that collectively our nation is on the crux of something huge, which is why The Purge: Election Year might truly be the most important horror movie to be released this year.

While its message can be clunky at times, The Purge: Election Year is still purposeful in its storytelling, and considering everything that is happening around us—from the presidential campaign to gun debates to race relations to police violence to terrorism—I can’t help but feel we need a movie like this now more than ever. As someone who grew up watching films like Dawn of the Dead, »

- Heather Wixson

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‘The Purge: Election Year’ Review: Political Allegory Gets a Cool Black Cast and Distracting White People

18 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Never sneak up on a black man on Purge night.” So says one such man in the most inspired moment of “The Purge: Election Year,” writer-director James DeMonaco’s latest and messiest entry in the outlandish horror franchise he launched three years ago. It’s among a handful of lines where the movie injects some reality into its outrageous scenario, in which murderers once again roam the streets during the one night of the year when killing is legal. But “Election Year” itself sneaks up on its black characters, as if it were almost hesitant to acknowledge that they’re the real stars of this bloody show.

Foregrounding the plights of inner-city minorities, “Election Year” eagerly taps into real-world anxieties. But even its unabashedly blunt allegorical qualities can’t salvage a largely self-serious tone as the movie barrels through a series of showdowns on the streets of D.C. “Election »

- Eric Kohn

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The Purge: Election Year Review

18 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The scariest aspect of James DeMonaco’s latest depiction of societal cleansing isn’t displayed on-screen. Frankly, The Purge: Election Year becomes more of a cartoonish farce than a dehumanizing horror story. Cut-and-dry action thrills find themselves caught somewhere between Death Race and The Warriors – but there’s still a reality worth fearing.

DeMonaco does his part to highlight the brutal viciousness of legal gunplay (by permitting “controlled” unlawfulness), yet casual viewers who were sitting around me hooted and hollered whenever the film’s “heroes” cleared a room (of foreigners, no less) with smoking guns. There are purposeful close-ups on the weapons themselves – showing how f#*king dangerous these steel reapers are – but roaring crowds only acknowledged the deaths of “bad people,” and cheered patriotically with joy. Like a racehorse wearing blinders to DeMonaco’s real message.

It’s sad, but I must remind you that The Purge: Election Year is pure, »

- Matt Donato

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Film Review: ‘The Purge: Election Year’

18 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Purge: Election Year” is a scurrilously effective pop rabble-rouser — a movie that’s been built to get you riled, and does. It’s a squalid B-movie political horror film that plays to our most reptile-brained basic instincts, and also to our cartoon-noble ideals, and by the end you can’t separate the two; that’s the way canny shameless pop works. In the opening scene, the members of a family are sitting on a couch, bound and gagged and blood-spattered, while a masked killer entertains them with tunes from his “Purge playlist” (he makes an obscenely jaunty segue from “20th Century Boy” by T. Rex to George Clinton’s “We Want the Funk”). A guy like this, in another film, would have been a violent head case, but in the “Purge” movies, where even the most horrifyingly twisted murder is legal for one night a year, he’s just »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Film Review: 'The Purge: Election Year'

18 hours ago | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The setting is a presidential race in America, pitting corporate greed (buoyed by no less than the NRA) against a populist uprising by the people. I may have just described the wacky election cycle of the United States of 2016, or the disturbingly violent, fictionalized setting of The Purge’s America in 2025.  Though it would be nice to say that the third in the trilogy is a clever, sociological allegory for the America of today, the reality is that The Purge: Election Year is something much cruder.  Violence, weapons, and being a bad @ss are fetishized in 2025.  Much like in the America of 2016, I suppose.

Writer/director James DeMonaco is back behind the camera for the latest installment of his immensely popular The Purge series.  This time around, the surviving hero from part two, Sergeant Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo), leads the security detail of Senator Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), an upstart fighter for the common man. »

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Captain America: Civil War Blu-ray special features revealed

28 June 2016 5:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We’ve still got a couple of months to wait until its home entertainment release, but thanks to Stitch Kingdom, we now know the special features that will be included on the 3D Collector’s Edition Blu-ray of Marvel’s latest blockbuster, Captain America: Civil War.

Bonus Features

United We Stand, Divided We Fall — The Making of Captain America: Civil War – Part 1 & 2 – From skinny volunteer to backbone of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, chart Captain America’s journey through every decisive moment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in this complete behind-the-scenes look at a landmark in the Marvel saga. Captain America: The Road to Civil War — Explore the First Avenger’s fascinating evolution from loyal soldier to seasoned, conflicted hero who questions authority. Iron Man: The Road to Civil War — Tony Stark’s path has been no less epic or transformative than that of his friend and ally, Steve Rogers. »

- Gary Collinson

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Can Finding Dory Fend Off Tarzan and Bfg at the Box Office?

28 June 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Pixar's Finding Dory helped resuscitate a sagging summer box office earlier this month, with a record-breaking $135 million, the highest debut ever for an animated movie. The sequel easily took down Independence Day: Resurgence, The Shallows and Free State of Jones in its second weekend, but it faces some much stiffer competition heading into the extended holiday. Disney's The Bfg, Warner Bros.' The Legend of Tarzan and Universal's The Purge: Election Year all debut this Friday. While it will likely be fairly close, Finding Dory is expected to hold onto its crown for a third weekend in a row, with $38.7 million.

If this prediction holds true, it will represent a 53.5% drop for Finding Dory in its third weekend, and push it past $300 million domestic. While $38.7 million isn't a terribly high figure for a winning summer weekend, none of the three new releases have been tracking very high with box office pundits. »

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Scarlet Witch dons her headband in Captain America: Civil War concept art

27 June 2016 3:42 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last year we brought you some concept art for Avengers: Age of Ultron which revealed that Marvel considered giving Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch her customary headband [see here], and it seems the idea was back on the table for this year’s Captain America: Civil War, with illustrator Andy Park sharing some of his unused designs for Wanda with and without the headpiece…

See Also: Concept art from Captain America: Civil War

Would you like to see the headband incorporated into Scarlet Witch’s costume in Avengers: Infinity War? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…

Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. »

- Gary Collinson

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘The Purge: Election Year’ With Frank Grillo

25 June 2016 12:57 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new horror film “The Purge: Election Year” starring Frank Grillo and Elizabeth Mitchell!

The Purge: Election Year,” which opens on July 1, 2016 and is rated “R,” also stars Mykelti Williamson, Edwin Hodge, Betty Gabriel and Jj Soria from writer and director James DeMonaco and producers Jason Blum and Michael Bay. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “The Purge: Election Year” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 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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"Black Panther": The Liberation Of 'Wakanda'

24 June 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ Marvel Comics' "Black Panther" #3, available June 28, 2016 is written by Ta-Nehisi Coates amd illustrated by Brian Stelfreeze, with covers by Stelfreeze, Kyle Baker and Sanford Greene:

"...'The Midnight Angels' continue the liberation of 'Wakanda' with extreme prejudice, while indecisions by 'T'Challa' could cost him more than just the throne..."

The Black Panther was created by writer, editor Stan Lee and penciller, co-plotter Jack Kirby, debuting in Marvel Comics' "Fantastic Four" #52 (July 1966).

Chadwick Boseman portrays Black Panther in "Captain America: Civil War" (2016) and is set to return in "Black Panther" (2018), both set in the 'Marvel Cinematic Universe'.

Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, "Captain America: Civil War" picks up where "Avengers: Age of Ultron" left off...

"...as 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. 

"But after another international »

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Anarchy Reigns In Latest Trailer For The Purge: Election Year

22 June 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In true Blumhouse fashion, over the past three years moviegoers have witnessed The Purge evolve from a low-budget horror flick into a dark, brooding and bat-shit insane franchise – and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Next in line to emerge from the studio’s bustling slate is The Purge: Election Year, an appropriately apocalyptic threequel that has neatly aligned itself to release alongside America’s Independence Day weekend.

That said, the scenario in The Purge: Election Year couldn’t be further from annual celebrations of liberation. Retaining the core premise from its relatively successful predecessors, James DeMonaco’s ultra-violent sequel imagines a world where all crime is made legal for a 12-hour period, heralding the annual Purge.

Thrust into the center of a brutal fight for survival is Elizabeth Mitchell’s endangered Senator, who originally campaigned to bring about the end of the Purge before that dreaded siren »

- Michael Briers

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‘The Raid’ Being Adapted Into a Comic-Book Series

22 June 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Gareth Evans’ “The Raid” is set to become a trilogy, with a third film in the Indonesia-set series currently planned for a 2018 release, but it’ll soon jump off the screen as well. Titan Comics and Xyz Films are collaborating with the action auteur for a comic-book series based on his kinetic franchise.

Read More: Watch: ‘The Raid’ Director Gareth Evans Just Released a Stunning Samurai Short Film

“Gareth is a visionary and a huge talent,” said Titan editor Martin Eden said in a statement. “It’s a pleasure to work with him on developing his characters for the comic book page. We promise to deliver the same thrilling, fifth-gear adrenaline that fans have come to expect from the franchise.”

Read More: ‘The Raid’ Remake Eyes Taylor Kitsch To Lead

The Raid: Redemption” first premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011 and was followed by “The Raid 2,” which »

- Michael Nordine

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Will Weissman joins Vmi Worldwide / Vision Music

22 June 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The executive arrives from Lightning Entertainment as director of acquisitions and marketing.

Weissman will get to work on a slate that includes The Recall starring Wesley Snipes, Conspiracy with Minnie Driver, John Leguizamo, Maggie Q, Dianna Agron, and Frank Grillo, and Outlaws And Angels starring Luke Wilson, Chad Michael Murray, and Teri Polo.

“Right now is a very exciting time for Vmi, and I’m thrilled to have someone of [Weissman’s] calibre join our team,” said Vmi Worldwide president Andre Relis.

“Will brings with him exceptional experience and we believe he is the perfect fit for our company at a time where we are seeing significant growth.”

At Lightning Weissman served as director of marketing and acquisitions and worked on campaigns for Ask Me Anything, The Mind’s Eye, Bravetown, Gus, Love And Honor, and Struck By Lightning, among others.

He also ran the company’s VOD department and its considerable digital library. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Will Weissman joins Vmi Worldwide / Vision Music Inc

22 June 2016 1:04 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The executive arrives from Lightning Entertainment as director of acquisitions and marketing.

Weissman will get to work on a slate that includes The Recall starring Wesley Snipes, Conspiracy with Minnie Driver, John Leguizamo, Maggie Q, Dianna Agron, and Frank Grillo, and Outlaws And Angels starring Luke Wilson, Chad Michael Murray, and Teri Polo.

“Right now is a very exciting time for Vmi, and I’m thrilled to have someone of [Weissman’s] calibre join our team,” said Vmi Worldwide president Andre Relis.

“Will brings with him exceptional experience and we believe he is the perfect fit for our company at a time where we are seeing significant growth.”

At Lightning Weissman served as director of marketing and acquisitions and worked on campaigns for Ask Me Anything, The Mind’s Eye, Bravetown, Gus, Love And Honor, and Struck By Lightning, among others.

He also ran the company’s VOD department and its considerable digital library. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of The Purge: Election Year In St. Louis

17 June 2016 12:54 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Ready to see a new installment of The Purge on July 1st?

Expanding the universe introduced in the hit franchise that electrified the culture and earned $200 million at the worldwide box office, Universal PicturesThe Purge: Election Year reveals the next terrifying chapter that occurs over 12 hours of annual lawlessness sanctioned by the New Founders of America to keep this country great.

It’s been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn…or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state. »

- Movie Geeks

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"Captain America: Civil War" - 'Black Widow' Footage

13 June 2016 1:42 PM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a look @ more 'Black Widow' action sequences from Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War":

Directed by Anthony & Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, "Captain America: Civil War" picks up where "Avengers: Age of Ultron' left off...

"...as 'Steve Rogers' (Chris Evans) leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity.

"But 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..."

Starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie...

...Paul Bettany, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle,,,

...Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Chadwick Boseman, Emily VanCamp, Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Martin Freeman, "Captain America: Civil War" opened May 6, 2016.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Captain America: Civil War"...

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- Michael Stevens

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