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The Connection, Starring Jean Dujardin, Comes to Theaters This May

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Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin has entertained us in “The Artist” and “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but now he’s giving us a new side in “The Connection,” a crime thriller set in the 1970s and aims to take audiences back to the sexy crime dramas of the period. The film, co-written and directed by Cédric Jimenez, takes it all the way old-school by being shot on 35 mm and is being called “the European flipside to William Friedkin’s ‘The French Connection.’” Based on true events, “The Connection” tells the story of a magistrate who’s working to take down legendary drug ring the French Connection. The film also stars Gilles  [ Read More ]

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Interview: Michael Ojeda Talks Avenged (Exclusive)

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Relentlessly pursuing your long sought-after dreams, no matter what physical and emotional challenges you may have to overcome in order to achieve those goals, is an admirable trait people possess as they seek fulfillment in their lives. Filmmaker Michael Ojeda admirably embraced the endurance of working multiple jobs on the set of his new action horror drama, ‘Avenged,’ including being the writer, director, cinematographer and editor, to enthrallingly create the alluring female protagonist for the film that he always imagined. In the process, the lead character grippingly overcame her despairs to admirably prove that not matter what confrontations people are forced to contend with, having unquestionable faith in their abilities  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Watch the New Trailer from Supernatural Thriller Echoes

4 March 2015 1:11 PM, PST

Sleep becomes a nightmare in “Echoes,” a supernatural thriller coming to us from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The award-winning film, an official selection of the FilmQuest Film Festival and New York City International Film Festival, will soon be available on DVD and Blu-ray April 14. The film features the directorial debut of Nils Timm, who also penned the screenplay. The new trailer for the film gives a look at just how scary sleep will become for the main character, Anna (Kate French, “Channeling,” “Gossip Girl,” “One Tree Hill”), who becomes haunted in her dreams after her boyfriend (Steven Brand, “Teen Wolf,” “The Scorpion King,”) leaves her behind while on a retreat.  [ Read More ]

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Muck, Starring Kane Hodder and Jaclyn Swedberg, To Get Limited Theatrical Release This March

4 March 2015 12:55 PM, PST

Old-school gore and intense stunts are the name of the game with “Muck,” Anchor Bay’s latest horror flick. The film is getting a limited theatrical release March 13 and will be available on DVD and Blu-ray March 17. The film, which is billed as a “blood-stained love letter to horror fanatics everywhere,” stars Kane Hodder, Lachlan Buchanan, Lauren Francesca, and Playboy Playmate of the Year Jaclyn Swedberg. The film follows friends who think they’ve escaped, only to find out that their luck is only going to get worse. “This throwback horror film just raised the hacked-up bar: Horror legend Kane Hodder and Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012, Jaclyn Swedberg  [ Read More ]

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron Gets A Brand New Trailer

4 March 2015 10:27 AM, PST

It’s now only a matter of time! “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” started production today in South Africa. In a little more than a year, we’ll all be in a nice theater watching “The Avengers” sequel in May 2015. With S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, Ultron: a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence. However, his plan backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth, leaving it up to Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, along with support from Nick Fury and Maria Hill, to  [ Read More ]

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Self/Less Gets A New Trailer and Poster

4 March 2015 9:29 AM, PST

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. The new science fiction movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Matthew Goode, and Derek Luke. Directed by Tarsem. “Self/Less” hits theaters everywhere on July 31.

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- Rudie Obias

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These Final Hours Movie Review

3 March 2015 12:52 PM, PST

Title: These Final Hours Director: Zak Hilditch Starring: Nathan Phillips, Angourie Rice, Kathryn Beck and Jessica De Gouw Relentlessly balking at the increasing pressure to accept full responsibility for your actions as you fully transition into adulthood is a common response among people who are unwilling to be held accountable for their mistakes. But once they face an intimidating, life-altering situation that puts their existence into question, they finally realize how their daunting choices prevented them from truly being happy. Writer-director Zak Hilditch’s new thriller, ‘These Final Hours,’ which opens in select theaters nationwide and on VOD platforms on Friday, enthralling showcases the daunting process of reexamining your life, and  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron Gets A New Poster Featuring Captain America

3 March 2015 10:04 AM, PST

It’s now only a matter of time! “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” started production today in South Africa. In a little more than a year, we’ll all be in a nice theater watching “The Avengers” sequel in May 2015. With S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, Ultron: a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence. However, his plan backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth, leaving it up to Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, along with support from Nick Fury and Maria Hill, to  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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Enter in ShockYa’s Twitter Giveaway to Win Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season

3 March 2015 7:00 AM, PST

“Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season” is days away from being released and if you’re a huge fan of the popular Starz show, try your hand at ShockYa’s Twitter giveaway! We’re giving away two Blu-ray copies of “Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season.” If you want to enter, follow us @Shockya and tweet us the phrase, “Win a copy of Da Vinci’s Demons! Follow and Rt to enter!” You have from now (March 3) to March 15 to enter. After that, we’ll pick the winners at random and notify them through Twitter Dm. Good luck! “Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete Second Season” is coming on stores March 3,  [ Read More ]

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Watch Our World: Djibouti on the Frontline for Free on FilmOn

3 March 2015 6:52 AM, PST

Learn more about America’s fight against terrorism in “Our World: Djibouti on the Frontline.” This BBC television program focuses on America’s only military base in Africa and how it’s being utilized in the war on terror. “Djibouti is the only country in Africa with a Us military base. From here, the war on terror is being waged against Al Shabab in Somalia and Al Qaeda in Yemen. Frank Gardner, the BBC’s security correspondent, is granted rare access to the American base.” This program can be viewed on FilmOn, along with many other live TV programs from the UK and around the world. UK channels you can choose from include BBC  [ Read More ]

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Taran Killam Defends Saturday Night Live Isis Skit

2 March 2015 2:09 PM, PST

Did you see Saturday Night Live’s Isis sketch? The Feb. 28 episode, hosted by “Fifty Shades of Grey” star Dakota Johnson, featured Johnson in a skit that was supposed to be making fun of Isis. However, many people thought the skit went too far over the line and became offensive, particularly since the skit, as The Independent states, references a Toyota commercial in which a proud dad is driving her daughter to the airport so she can join the military. It goes without saying that there were viewers who felt the skit compared the deadly terrorist organization to the nation’s line of defense. As a counterpoint to the argument made  [ Read More ]

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Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Movie Review

2 March 2015 9:51 AM, PST

Title: Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Director: Daniel Alfredson Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Sam Worthington, Jim Sturgess and Ryan Kwanten People often take pride in all the hard work they put into garnering fame and fortune, particularly when their efforts provide much needed support for their families. But when their persistent work ethic fails to offer them enough money to efficiently provide for their loved ones, they’re often driven to take drastic measures to comfortably sustain them. That’s certainly the case in director Daniel Alfredson’s new action crime drama, ‘Kidnapping Mr. Heineken,’ which is set to be released on Friday on iTunes and VOD and in theaters. The film, which is based on  [ Read More ]

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron Gets A New Poster Featuring Hawkeye

2 March 2015 9:11 AM, PST

It’s now only a matter of time! “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” started production today in South Africa. In a little more than a year, we’ll all be in a nice theater watching “The Avengers” sequel in May 2015. With S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, Ultron: a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence. However, his plan backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the main enemy and sets out to eradicate them from Earth, leaving it up to Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, along with support from Nick Fury and Maria Hill, to  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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Deli Man Movie Review

1 March 2015 8:05 PM, PST

Deli Man Cohen Media Group Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  A- Director:  Erik Greenberg Anjou   Cast:  Fyvush Finkel, Jerry Stiller, Larry King, Ziggy Gruber Screened at:  Cohen Media Group, NYC, 2/11/15 Opens:  March 6, 2015 I’m taking this group tour in Ireland some two decades ago, and I introduce myself to fellow tourists, who are all Irish-Americans.  Says one: “You’re a dentist, or maybe a teacher. Right?”  I felt like saying, “Does it show?  It’s that obvious?”  But before I could finish my thoughts, this guy, Donovan I think, adds, “Hey, did you check out the deli on the corner?” I could asked  [ Read More ]

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