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Following a successful box office run where it took in over $350 million worldwide, Paramount is bringing Noah home on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on July 29. Russell Crowe stars as the title character, who sees a vision from God that prompts him to build a massive ark in preparation for a great flood.
To help celebrate this Blu-ray and DVD release, we have a special contest lined up, where one lucky grand prize winner will take home a Noah poster signed by cast members Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Connelly and Ray Winstone, along with a kit that includes a pen, a notebook, an umbrella, a candle and the Target exclusive Blu-ray. These prizes will be gone before you know it, so act fast for your chance to win.
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Universal Pictures released their new action/thriller flick, "Lucy," into theaters yesterday, July 24th. And all the top movie critics have served up their reviews. It turns out that everything was pretty mixed with an overall 59 score out of a possible 100 across 34 reviews over at the metacrtic.com site. The film stars: Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. We've posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a nice 90 score, saying: "It's gleefully bold, visually adventurous, often funny, strikingly concise — the whole heart-pounding tale is over in 90 minutes — and 100% entertaining." Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 75 score. She stated: "Scarlett Johansson is ideally cast as a rapidly evolving kick-ass hero in Lucy, a stylish action thriller that is equal parts dazzling and ludicrous." Ty Burr over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 grade, saying: "It’s all ridiculous and enjoyable, »
Climb aboard the Ark for the complete experience with our exclusive Noah infographic and two behind-the-scenes featurettes. Director Darren Aronofsky's acclaimed biblical thriller is heading to Blu-ray (clickHere) on July 29 and is currently available on iTunes (clickHere). We celebrate with a look at how the Ark was made, what its capable of, and exactly how many animals it can store. We also get to see how the animals were created in a Efx clip, and then check out the set itself.
"One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film" (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), the thrilling story of courage, sacrifice and hope, Noah debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD July 29, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD July 15th. Visionary director Darren Aronofsky's (Black Swan) "action spectacular" (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal) is being »
Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz are back together again. After starring in Bad Teacher, the 2011 comedy hit that topped $100 million, they reunite to play a married couple who’ve lost their spark. Kids, work, and age have taken their toll on what was once a spontaneous and prolific sex life, and Annie and Jay try to get it back by making their own homemade sex tape. But when their video gets uploaded to the Cloud by accident and sent to their friends, neighbors, and even their mailman, they have to race around town to prevent the naughty movie from becoming a scandal. »
- Jeff Labrecque
It is not easy being a mere mortal pitted against a population of spectacular CG-enhanced and motion-capture simians. But Jason Clarke does our species proud as Malcolm, the human emissary who seeks a peaceful co-existence with the genetically evolved beasts who now have the upper paw in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.” The Australian actor, whose waterboarding skills as a CIA interrogator in 2012’s “Zero Dark Thirty” left quite a disturbing impression, shows an altruistic side without getting all sappy. Or snappish, as was the case with Charlton Heston‘s shout-prone astronaut in the 1968’s “Planet of the Apes.” While Andy Serkis is getting the lion's share of praise for his motion capture performance as Caesar, Clarke scored some upbeat notices too. “A former architect whose heroics ring true, with overtones of strength and kindness that reminded me of Paul Newman," writes “Wall Street Journal’s” Joe Morgenstern. »
- Susan Wloszczyna
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the sequel directed by Matt Reeves, revisits the ruins of San Francisco, where the humans and the apes are on the brink of war after 10 years of civilization building and relative peace.
Led by Caeser (Andy Serkis), a nation of genetically evolved apes has created something of a society. Everything that they’ve built, however, becomes threatened by a group of humans who survived the virus unleashed in the last Apes film. A war ensues between the clashing species, with each trying to overtake the other for the position of Earth’s reigning species.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Reviews
Critics have dubbed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes the best in the franchise’s storied history, »
Jersey Boys, a recreation of the smash hit Broadway musical of the same name, recounts the rise to fame of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons during the late 50s and early 60s.
John Lloyd Young, who originated the role of Frankie Valli on Broadway, reprises the part on the big screen in Jersey Boys, dominating the vocals on the group’s timeless hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You.” Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen and Micael Lomenda round out the Italian-American quartet that achieved international fame despite some trials and tribulations on the way from their Belleville, N.J. roots.
'Jersey Boys' Reviews
As a feature film, directed by Clint Eastwood, Jersey Boys seems to have largely underwhelmed critics – though it’s a general consensus that the soundtrack is enjoyable in any medium. Compared to other »
Magnolia Pictures announced today that the critically acclaimed We Are The Best! will debut on iTunes and On Demand tomorrow, Friday, June 20th, as it continues its expansion to select theaters across the country.
“There is hardly a shortage of movies about rock ‘n’ roll, but there are few as perfect as We Are The Best!.” – A.O. Scott, NY Times
“A blissfully funny film. Director Moodysson is masterly and there’s a magical sense of life caught on the fly. When measured by the pleasure it confers, We Are The Best! is a big deal that will be winning hearts—and even grownup minds—for a long time to come.”– Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
- Michelle McCue
“One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film” (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), the thrilling story of courage, sacrifice and hope, Noah debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD July 29, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD July 15th. Visionary director Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan) “action spectacular” (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal) is being hailed as “a fascinating achievement” (Eric Goldman, IGN) filled with “grit, grace and visual wonders [that] never cease” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone).
“Russell Crowe has simply never been better” (Pete Hammond, Movieline) as the title character who takes on the monumental task of building the legendary ark, saving the chosen few and surviving the great deluge. The film also stars Academy Award winners Jennifer Connelly** and Anthony Hopkins*** and features Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and Douglas Booth.
Noah will be available »
- Michelle McCue
"One of the most dazzling and unforgettable Biblical epics ever put on film" (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times), the thrilling story of courage, sacrifice and hope, Noah debuts on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and VOD July 29, 2014 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD July 15th. Visionary director Darren Aronofsky's (Black Swan) "action spectacular" (Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal) is being hailed as "a fascinating achievement" (Eric Goldman, IGN) filled with "grit, grace and visual wonders [that] never cease" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). "Russell Crowe has simply never been better" (Pete Hammond, Movieline) as the title character who takes on the monumental task of building the legendary ark, saving the chosen few and surviving the great deluge. The film also stars Academy Award winners Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins and features Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Ray Winstone, and Douglas Booth.
Noah will be available »
While the reviews for Gareth Edwards's Godzilla have been largely positive, there was one major aspect that the critics tended to fixate upon: namely, the fact that the titular lizard was practically a supporting character in his own film. While some enjoyed the way Edwards built suspense for the final payoff, many found the monster's absence, as Vulture's David Edelstein put it, "a little stingy." Others were even less generous, with The Wall Street Journal's Joe Morgenstern writing that the film "threaten[ed] to be a lizardly variant of Waiting for Godot." The other notable topic of critical consternation was Bryan Cranston's hairpiece, which elicited responses ranging from "goofy" to "preposterous" to simply "unbearable." Clearly people are not ready to see Walter White without his shiny cue-ball. Here's what the critics had to say:About that wig: “First, there's Bryan Cranston, in full obsessive mode and a fright wig, slowly sussing out a secret. »
- Anna Silman
In the sequel, Spider-Man, alter-ego of geeky high school student Peter Parker, faces a pair of dangerous villains. The one is the Green Goblin, the new and improved Harry Osbourne (Dean DeHaan); the other is Electro – the electrified, awkward Oscorp employee Max Dillon, played by Jamie Fox. While trying to eradicate New York City of the evil forces at work, Peter also struggles to maintain his relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone).
'The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Reviews
Though critics across the board agree that Garfield and Stone’s chemistry is palpable and engaging, they’re mixed when it comes to the effectiveness of The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as a whole. Director Marc Webb tried to find a middle ground between a dark and »
The Weinstein Co. launched The Railway Man in four cinemas in New York and Los Angeles last Friday, posting solid but not spectacular figures. One Us film commentator said Jonathan Teplitzky.s drama, which stars Colin Firth, Jeremy Irvine and Nicole Kidman, opened well enough to guarantee it will expand throughout the Us; it.s scheduled to bow in the top 10 markets next Friday and thereafter go much wider. The 3-day gross was $US61,845 for a per-screen average of $15,461. The best of the new limited releases was Only Lovers Left Alive, Jim Jarmusch.s vampire film starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston, which raked in $88,000 at four theatres; it opens in Oz on Thursday via Madman Entertainment. Thompson on Hollywood.s Anne Thompson reckoned The Railway Man.s figures show it has the potential of .becoming a higher-than-average general release film.. Thompson added, .Its subject matter - a British WWII »
- Don Groves
Rogers, aka Captain America, is still acclimating to modern times when he’s called on to help thwart a conspiracy from further wreaking havoc in the country. Alongside fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. team member Black Widow Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), he comes face-to-face with the enemy in hiding in Washington, D.C. Samuel L. Jackson is reprising his role of Nick Fury in the sequel, while Robert Redford has come on board the franchise as S.H.I.E.L.D. official Alexander Pierce.
Critics Review Captain America: Winter Soldier
Most critics found Winter Soldier to be better than the original film – and possibly one of the best to come out of the recent string of Marvel universe films. There are some, though, who found the trajectory of the latest Captain America »
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray combo pack, Blu-ray and DVD release of August: Osage County starring Meryl Streep, nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy and Julia Roberts for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for their roles in August: Osage County. Most recently, the film received two Academy Award nominations including Meryl Streep for Best Actress and Julia Roberts for Best Supporting Actress.
August: Osage County, featuring an all-star cast, arrives at retail on April 8, 2014 for an Srp of $39.99 for the Blu-ray Combo Pack in Digital HD with UltraViolet, $34.99 for the Blu-ray and $29.98 for the DVD.
Academy Award Winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts star in the darkly hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives converge when a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, »
January and February are traditionally regarded as dumping grounds for Hollywood’s lesser movies — the time when studios release the films not good enough for Oscar season and not promising enough for the summer box office. But with a surprising string of winter action hits, beginning with 2009′s Taken, that window might also be termed Neeson Season. “Neeson’s imposing 6’4” frame, haunted eyes, and knack for snapping limbs like celery stalks have elevated throwaways such as Unknown, The Grey, and Taken 2 into something more than the sum of their parts,” writes EW’s Chris Nashawaty. “They may not all be memorable films, »
- Jeff Labrecque
The parallels between Tennessee Williams’ Blanche DuBois and Woody Allen’s title character in “Blue Jasmine” have been well-documented. But the complexity of Cate Blanchett’s performance puts Jasmine in a class of literary predecessors that includes Jay Gatsby and Tom Ripley, dissemblers who will stop at nothing to convince themselves and others they are to the manor born — not by birthright but by deceit and more than a little self-delusion.
Of course, financial fraudster Bernie Madoff’s spouse, Ruth, factors in as a real-life model for Allen’s Upper East Side trophy wife — disgraced by her husband’s transgressions and stripped of her leisure-class comforts — but it’s Blanchett who does something astounding with the role, straddling that delicate line between loathsome materialist and tragic dreamer. “I’m not particularly interested in playing for sympathy with an audience,” says Blanchett, who’s being honored Feb. 1 at the Santa Barbara »
- Steve Chagollan
Dallas Buyers Club was nominated for 6 Academy Awards this morning including:
Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey)
Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto)
Best Film Editing (John Mac McMurphy & Martin Pensa)
Here are the reactions from the nominees.
“I am honored and grateful for this nomination. I love working in an industry and craft that inspires me daily and allows me to tell stories that translate humanities and move people. I share this with the entire Dallas Buyers Club family of filmmakers, cast, and crew — and the real-life Ron Woodroofs and Rayons who continue to fight and live with dignity. Thank you.”
“I am absolutely blown away by this incredible nomination. I never in my life thought I would have the opportunity to even write these words. »
- Michelle McCue
Golden Globe Award winner Matthew McConaughey (Mud, Magic Mike) delivers a career-defining performance as Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof in the "hugely entertaining" Dallas Buyers Club, the inspiring and powerful story of an imperfect man's fight for survival during an uncertain time in America (Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal). Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria), Dallas Buyers Club arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital HD with UltraViolet and On Demand on February 4, 2014, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.
Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof (McConaughey) sees his free-wheeling life overturned when he's diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. Determined to survive, Woodroof decides to take matters in his own hands by tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. After his journey to find a cure leads him to an unlikely ally in Rayon played by Golden Globe Award winner Jared Leto (Lord of War, »
New York.s notoriously hard-to-please critics have embraced The Rocket with as much enthusiasm as their counterparts around the world since it premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it was named best debut film. Kim Mordaunt.s Lao-set feature launched at two Gotham cinemas on Friday, beginning a roll-out which will encompass 24 cities through late February. The Lao-language drama earned an estimated $US7,000 in three days at the IFC Centre, according to Deadline.com. .While not stratospheric, the film showed a strong word of mouth bump, doubling its gross from Friday to Saturday night, consistent with its performance in other territories,. distributor Kino Lorber told Deadline. The Wall Street Journal.s Joe Morgenstern opined, .A special pleasure of moviegoing is sitting down with low expectations and coming out with surprised delight. The Rocket will do that for you.It's a small film, set in Laos, with a big theme.changing one's destiny. »
- Don Groves
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