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Kong: Skull Island Blu-ray special features revealed

25 May 2017 11:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kong: Skull Island is set for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD release on July 18th with a Digital HD release shortly before on June 20th, and along with the announcement Warner Bros. has also revealed what special features will be included.

See Also: Order via Amazon Us or Amazon UK 

The special features include:

Director’s Commentary Creating a King: Realizing an Icon Creating a King: Summoning a God Monarch Files 2.0 Tom Hiddleston: The Intrepid Traveler Through the Lens: Brie Larson’s Photography On Location: Vietnam Deleted Scenes

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly star in a thrilling and original new adventure that reveals the untold story of how Kong became King.

Kong: Skull Island »

- Robert Kojder

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Oren Uziel Discusses Directorial Debut ‘Shimmer Lake,’ ‘God Particle’ Joining ‘Cloverfield’

25 May 2017 5:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s death. Men on the run. Multiple betrayals. Then, a heist.

So unfolds “Shimmer Lake,” the feature directorial debut from Oren Uziel, a stylish thriller that ups the ante by telling its story backwards. Available on Netflix beginning June 9, the film begins on the last day of the tale, then proceeds to go back and show what happened each day before, until the day of the robbery. And if it sounds like a gimmick, don’t be fooled: Uziel’s smart script only works when told in reverse, revealing secrets and confidences at just the right times. “The problem with a lot of these movies that don’t work is it’s just a gimmick,” Uziel concurs. “Here, there’s no movie if it’s not told this way.” The film is also bolstered by fantastic performances from a cast that includes Benjamin Walker as a small-town lawman and »

- Jenelle Riley

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Mayans Mc: Get All the Details on the Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Series

17 May 2017 4:35 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Rejoice, Sons of Anarchy fans, because more and more details are being released about the spinoff series, Mayans Mc. When and where will it take place? Are familiar faces involved? And, most importantly, has Charlie Hunnam weighed in? Check out some key details below, and as we patiently await the pilot's arrival, relive the many reasons we miss Hunnam on Sons of Anarchy, because you know what? We're still not over it, either. The Creators Sons of Anarchy's Kurt Sutter and Elgin James are developing the spinoff series together. Sutter will direct the pilot episode and serve as an executive producer, and James will be the co-executive producer. The Plot Mayans Mc is set in the aftermath of Sons of Anarchy, and the story will focus on the struggles of Ezekiel "Ez" Reyes (Jd Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California-Mexico border. The Cast Jd Pardo »

- Laura Marie Meyers

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FX’s Ensemble Cast For Mayans Mc Expands With Carla Baratta And Maurice Compte

27 April 2017 7:35 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

FX’s post-Jax Teller world is fast beginning to take shape, as THR brings word of two new recruits to Mayans Mc: Carla Baratta and Maurice Compte.

The former is a Venezuelan actress who has signed on to play Carnalita, a series regular who, as a child, “watched her family die at the hands of the Galindo cartel. Now, streetwise and driven, she protects the lost children orphaned by cartel violence.” Maurice Compte, on the other hand, ought to ring a bell for Netflix subscribers after the actor’s performance in hit drama Narcos. Swapping Escobar for the open road, Compte has joined FX’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff as a “highly regarded DEA agent tasked to bring down Miguel Castillo, the Galindo Cartel kingpin.” Fuelled by his own personal demons, Castillo is pitched as an unhinged character relentless in his pursuit to bring down the cartel, so we »

- Michael Briers

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Wamg Giveaway – Win A Dog’S Purpose Blu-ray

24 April 2017 6:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“I had a purpose, I was needed again and again and again. With each new life I was learning a new lesson.”

A Dog’S Purpose Is Now Available On Digital HD And On Blu-ray & DVD May 2Nd

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’S Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, Kj Apa, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid.

Now you can own A Dog’S Purpose Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has seven copies to give away. All you have to »

- Tom Stockman

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Pedal to the Metal: The Ultimate Ranking of 'The Fast and the Furious' Franchise

17 April 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

When The Fast and the Furious was released in June 2001, the signs did not portend its eventual future as one of cinema’s most durable and lucrative franchises. The original film, based on a magazine article about street racing, didn’t feature any A-list stars and wasn’t expected to make a dent in a summer featuring “surefire” box-office hits like Pearl Harbor, Tomb Raider and Planet of the Apes.

More: 29 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the 'The Fast and the Furious' Films

But then the Nos kicked in and audiences ate up the adventures of Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker) and the rest of their motley crew as they drove fast, executed capers, bested rivals and espoused family values in a series of increasingly over-the-top movies that helped reshape the action genre and showed Hollywood that a diverse cast could equal global box-office success.

With The Fate of the Furious in theaters »

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The Boss Baby Repeats Box Office Win with $26.3M

9 April 2017 1:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a successful first weekend at the box office, The Boss Baby, an animated comedy from DreamWorks Animation, had no trouble repeating at the box office. The hit movie went up against Warner Bros.' comedy remake Going in Style, Sony's animated adventure Smurfs: The Lost Village and PureFlix's faith-based drama The Case For Christ. None of these new releases stood a chance, with The Boss Baby repeating atop the box office with $26.3 million, followed closely by Disney's blockbuster Beauty and the Beast with $25 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that Smurfs: The Lost Village, Sony's new fully animated movie in the beloved franchise, opened in 3,610 theaters, debuting in third place with $14 million for a meager $3,882 per-screen average. Going in Style debuted in 3,061 theaters in fourth place with $12.5 million with a $4,084 per-screen average, while The Case for Christ opened in 10th place with $3.9 million. Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going In Style weren't critically acclaimed, »

- MovieWeb

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Movie Review – Going in Style (2017)

9 April 2017 7:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Going in Style, 2017.

Directed by Zach Braff

Starring Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, Joey King, Peter Serafinowitz, Christopher Lloyd, Kenan Thompson, John Ortiz and Matt Dillon

 

Synopsis:

Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Following up his previous directorial efforts, Zach Braff moves away completely from his indie offbeat routes to deliver an entertaining but by the numbers Oap heist comedy. Joe (Caine), Willie (Freeman) and Al (Arkin) are a trio of friends who spent 30+ years working for a steel manufacturer. Now their days are filled with trips to the local diner, estimating how many years they have left to live and worrying about money. After their pension is frozen and Joe witnesses a bank robbery, the trio set out to »

- Helen Murdoch

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Kong: Skull Island passes $500 million at the worldwide box office

8 April 2017 4:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Kong: Skull Island has become the third movie of the year to cross the $500 million mark at the global box office after Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and 20th Century Fox’s Logan.

The second instalment of Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros.’ shared MonsterVerse, Kong: Skull Island has earned $150.7 million domestically, plus a further $358.7 million from international markets, spurred on by a $123 million haul in China.

See Also: Kong sits on his throne in concept art from Kong: Skull Island

Skull Island’s predecessor, Godzilla, grossed $529.1 million globally when it was released back in 2014. The next MonsterVerse instalment Godzilla: King of Monsters is set for release in 2019, followed by Godzilla vs. Kong in 2020.

When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man. Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly »

- Gary Collinson

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Going In Style Review

7 April 2017 5:39 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If Hollywood is really so keen on remaking 1979 crime comedy/drama Going in Style, then it’s easy to consider this new version to be something of a best-case scenario, at least in terms of its casting. While the original united George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg as three senior citizens who decide to stage a bank robbery, the 2017 edition brings out three Academy Award-winning legends in Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and Alan Arkin. But a film cannot live or die solely by the stars leading the charge, can it?

Going in Style certainly puts that question to the test. The three leading men bring their decades of experience to the screen with little effort, elevating the material with every second that each of them appears onscreen. Caine is essentially our protagonist here as Joe, the character who’s inspired to recoup his lost pension by robbing the bank where his money is held. »

- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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'Going in Style' Review: Remake of Cute-Coot Crime Comedy Could Use Some Viagra

7 April 2017 6:17 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

If you want to hang with a trio of old-coot charmers, you could do worse than Going in Style, a comic softball that, for the price of a movie ticket, puts you in the pleasurable company of Morgan Freeman, 79, Alan Arkin, 83, and Michael Caine, 84. The movie is no bargain, but the actors keep delivering dividends.

Constructed from the blueprint set in 1979 by director Martin Brest and now-deceased stars George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg, this remake is the same tired piffle about three Brooklyn-based seniors who decide to rob a bank. »

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Film Review: Misguided Remake of ‘Going in Style’ is Just a Product

7 April 2017 5:43 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In 1979, there was a beautifully understated film called “Going in Style,” taking on the issues of aging, loneliness and the forgotten senior citizens in society. Those issues have not altered in our modern society, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that with the 2017 remake of “Going in Style.”

Rating: 2.0/5.0

The “oldsters” in this redux are Michael Caine, Alan Arkin and Morgan Freeman (who seems to be closing his career by making these “last act” movies), as opposed to George Burns, Lee Strasberg and Art Carney in the original. The new crew can’t hold a candle to the old, not because of any acting chops, but because of the situation that screenwriter Theodore Melfi and director Zach Braff puts them in. Instead of an exploration of aging in America – filtered through three old guys robbing a bank – this is just another superhero movie, where the crew knows more than anyone, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Mayans Mc: Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Pilot Casts Breaking Bad Favorite

6 April 2017 7:38 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Raymond Cruz is headed to FX. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Breaking Bad star has joined the network's Sons of Anarchy spinoff pilot, Mayans Mc.The drama will “focus on the struggles of Ezekiel “Ez” Reyes (Jd Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California/Mexico border.” The cast also includes Edward James Olmos, John Ortiz, and Clayton Cardenas.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Review: ‘Going in Style’ is a Serviceable, Formulaic Remake

6 April 2017 10:59 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Back before Martin Brest was placed into forced retirement post-Gigli, he had a run of comedy hits including Midnight Run and Beverly Hills Cop. The first of these studio pictures, however, was a heist flick starring eighty-year old George Burns, seventy-year old Lee Strasberg, and fifty-year old Art Carney as clean-nosed roommates inexplicably looking to rob a bank. The fun was in the preparation—a rejuvenated excitement in their lives. The drama came via a long, winding road of tragedy afterwards. So of course Warner Bros. thought about how they could cull together a twenty-first century trio of octogenarians to do the exact same thing. Have them decide to rob their own bank for revenge and ride into the sunset for a senior citizen Hell or High Water.

Well, the result isn’t quite that successful so don’t start handicapping Going in Style for any Oscar nominations just yet. »

- Jared Mobarak

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Mayans Mc: Andrea Londo Cast in Sons of Anarchy Spinoff Pilot

5 April 2017 7:18 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Mayans Mc has some new company. Deadline reports Andrea Londo has joined the upcoming FX series pilot.A spinoff of Sons of Anarchy, the drama will “focus on the struggles of Ezekiel “Ez” Reyes (Jd Pardo), a prospect in the Mayan Mc charter on the California/Mexico border.” The cast also includes Edward James Olmos, John Ortiz, and Clayton Cardenas.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Zach Braff is back behind the camera with “Going in Style”

5 April 2017 1:17 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

One of the more underrated and multidimensional talents in the industry remains Zach Braff. He is a skilled filmmaker, in addition to an actor who never gets the credit he deserves. Go back at look at Garden State, which is a near masterpiece. Then, there’s his maligned but actually quite tremendous long in the making follow up Wish I Was Here. This week, he sees his first pure directorial for hire gig hit theaters in Going in Style, a broad comedy remake. It’s something very different for him, but one that seems like a fun diversion for sure. Braff is back, and that’s what counts. He’s a talent that deserves to work way more than he already does. This film is a crime comedy, with the caper being all the more cinematic by being pulled off by geriatrics. Lifelong friends Joe (Michael Caine), Willie (Morgan Freeman »

- Joey Magidson

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Can Smurfs Knock Boss Baby Off the Top of the Box Office?

4 April 2017 10:03 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Traditionally, April has never been one of the biggest months to open a movie, but that all changed a few years ago when the Fast & Furious franchise started finding success in the spring months. The next installment in that high-octane franchise, The Fate of the Furious, doesn't hit theaters until April 14, but this weekend, moviegoers will have three new films arriving in wide release, Sony's animated adventure Smurfs: The Lost Village, Warner Bros.' comedy remake Going In Style and PureFlix's The Case For Christ. None of these will (probably) be able to stop last weekend's winner, The Boss Baby, which will likely repeat atop the box office with $25.2 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that Smurfs: The Lost Village, which marks the franchise's return to fully animated movies, instead of live-action/CGI hybrids, is expected to open in roughly 3,400 theaters, with Going in Style estimated to open in 3,000 theaters, while »

- MovieWeb

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John Ortiz Talks About .Going in Style.

4 April 2017 9:41 AM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

John Ortiz (.Silver Linings Playbook.) stars as Jesus in the new action comedy .Going in Style. starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, and Ann-Margret from director Zach Braff. The script is from .Hidden Figures. director Ted Melfi based on the 1979 film of the same name. I sat down with Ortiz to talk about his character and working in .Going in Style..

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- Manny

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Film Review: ‘A Woman, a Part’

28 March 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a certain breed of life-size, bare-bones independent movie that consists of nothing more than ordinary people hanging out in plainly lit rooms talking to each other, and it’s a lot harder to bring off than it looks. If a filmmaker slides too far in the direction of threadbare naturalism, he or she can end up with a movie that’s rudderless. (A drama about boredom shouldn’t be boring, etc.) On the other hand, if a filmmaker tries to goose the minimalism with too much repartee, it can sound clanking and false, like a Cassavetes film that secretly yearned to be a sitcom. Occasionally, you see a low-budget indie drama that strikes the perfect balance — the best of the mumblecore films of 10 to 15 years ago, say, or what Kelly Reichardt brought off in the final third of “Certain Women.”

Elizabeth Subrin, the writer-director of “A Woman, a Part” (her first feature), hits that kind of balance. She has made a movie that unfolds organically, and seems no more driven by narrative concerns than a cat playing with a ball of yarn. Yet “A Woman, a Part” knows how to hold an audience, and it’s got a fresh, if commercially limited, subject: What happens when hipsters get old. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Going In Style In St. Louis

25 March 2017 2:36 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Coming to theaters is the comedy Going In Style.

Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight-and-narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.

Also stars Ann-Margret, Joey King, with Matt Dillon and Christopher Lloyd, John Ortiz, Peter Serafinowicz.

Directed by Zach Braff, Going In Style opens nationwide April 7, 2017.

Wamg invites you to enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance screening of Going In Style on April 3rd at 7Pm in the St. Louis area.

Answer the following:

What is your favorite crime caper film?

To Enter, »

- Movie Geeks

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