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The Babadook Movie Review (Savannah Film Festival)

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Title: The Babadook Director: Jennifer Kent Starring: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Tim Purcell and Hayley McElhinney Conquering your fears to fully achieve your goals can at times be a more terrifying journey than whatever obstacles are placed in your way. Jennifer Kent, who made her feature film writing and directorial debuts with the new horror thriller, ‘The Babadook,’ powerfully overcame the challenges she faced while making the movie independently, and her strong will captivatingly carried into her resilient characters. While the movie, which kicked off the After Dark screenings section of the 2014 Savannah Film Festival, features enthralling mother and son protagonists who initially appeared to be naïve as they  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Brings Happiness to Fans

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We are now in a space and time in our movie-loving culture is to review trailers. Sometimes, it seems pointless to critique a trailer, but at other times, it’s only necessary to point out how magnificient a trailer makes the populace feel. The release of the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” trailer seems to be one of those times. Across social media and movie news websites, tons of people are excitedly discussing their love for the new trailer. Even celebrities are tweeting about how overjoyed they are at the footage shown from the J.J. Abrams’ directed film, as The Hollywood Reporter examines. It would seem that Abrams, who is a  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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Constantine Ending After Its First 13 Episodes, But Still Up for Second Season

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NBC threw their hat in the apocalyptic mismash of horror and detective work with “Constantine,” based on DC Comics’ comic book series. Fans are not sure if the show is safe from cancellation or not, since The Hollywood Reporter states that “Constantine” will end its season run after 13 episodes. But the show is up for a second season, despite it seeming like “Constantine” is struggling to find a strong foothold. TV by the Numbers’ Cancellation Bear cites “Constantine” as being a sure-thing for eventual cancellation. So what can “Constantine” fans expect from this news? It’s been announced that after the show finishes its first season run and after which,  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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3D-Animated Cartoon ReBoot Coming Back to Television in New Series

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“ReBoot” was, for all intents and purposes, the first fully 3D-animated cartoon to grace Canadian and American airwaves back in 1994. It wasn’t just a technological feat, but also became a cult classic, with fans still loyal to the characters who worked tirelessly to protect their computer home from virus villainy. As a “ReBoot” fan, I’ve occasionally wondered what “ReBoot” would look like if it ever got, well, a reboot–it would be interesting to see it get an update after all, since 3D technology has advanced leaps and bounds since the ’90s. But fans who have wanted to see the show get rejiggered have been waiting without result until now.  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Gets A New Teaser Trailer

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It’s here!! Set approximately 30 years after the defeat of the Empire and the demise of Darth Vader, the plot follows a trio of young leads, along with characters from the previous installments. The new “Star Wars” movie stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia Organa, and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, with Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker as R2-D2. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit theaters everywhere on December 18, 2015, in IMAX.

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- Rudie Obias

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Interview: Jen and Sylvia Soska Talk See No Evil 2 (Exclusive)

26 November 2014 4:42 PM, PST

Fearlessly pursuing your highest aspirations in an effort to fulfill your true desires and define your personality can be an ever-increasing daunting task. The new horror film ‘See No Evil 2,’ which is now available on VOD, Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD, effortlessly showcases the natural filmmaking skills of co-directors Jen and Sylvia Soska, as they set out to prove their distinctive story-telling talents. The twin helmers passionately stop at nothing to incorporate their unique goals and personalities into their movies, which brilliantly allowed the series’ murderous antagonist, Jacob Goodnight, to terrifyingly indulge in his need for revenge. ‘See No Evil 2,’ which is set later on the same night  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Go Undercover with Kingsman: The Secret Service’s New Domestic Character Posters

26 November 2014 4:00 PM, PST

Get ready to go undercover with the new domestic character posters for the upcoming action film, ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service.’ The latest posters for the thriller, which 20th Century Fox will distribute into theaters on February 13, 2015, feature stars Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Taron Egerton. ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ was helmed by ‘X-Men: First Class’ director, Matthew Vaughn, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jane Goldman. The thriller, which also features Michael Caine, is based upon the comic book, ‘The Secret Service,’ by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. The following synopsis for ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ has been released by 20th Century Fox: Based upon the acclaimed  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Aereo Files for Bankruptcy, FilmOn Still Going Strong

26 November 2014 3:07 PM, PST

Say it ain’t so! Online streaming service Aereo Inc. has recently filed for bankruptcy. But fellow online streaming service FilmOn Aero.tv, a division of the company, seems to be trucking along. TV Mix states that Aereo’s founder Barry Diller and FilmOn founder Alki David came to an accord of sorts after a heated legal battle over the two men’s similar services. But now that Aereo has filed for bankruptcy, one has to ask what led to it and why Aero is still going about its daily business. One of the biggest differences between FilmOn and Aereo is that FilmOn has a much larger store of streaming content. “[U]nlike Aereo, FilmOn…has  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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The Lookalike Movie Review

26 November 2014 3:05 PM, PST

Title: The Lookalike Well Go USA Entertainment Director: Richard Gray Writer: Michele Davis-Gray Cast: Justin Long, Gillian Jacobs, John Corbett, Jerry O’Connell, Scottie Thompson, Gina Gershon, Steven Bauer, John Savage and Luis Guzmán Running time: 1 hr 40 min, Not Rated (sex, nudity, rape, drug use, violence, language) In theaters 11.07.14 Two drug dealers (John Corbett and Steven Bauer) want to aquire larger real estate from aged dealer William Spinks (John Savage), so they get a woman named Sadie Hill (Gillian Jacobs in a dual role) he’s been pining for to set up a deal to sleep with him. After the deal is made, Sadie accidentally gets killed by a  [ Read More ]

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Watch The Rolling Stones at the BBC on BBC Four via FilmOn

26 November 2014 3:02 PM, PST

The Rolling Stones at the BBC” is now available for free viewing on FilmOn. The special celebrates the 50th anniversary of the group by taking a look at the group’s musical legacy. “The BBC celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones by delving into the vaults of archive material. From the early days of their career and some unforgettable performances on Top of the Pops, through to the late 60s and early 70s era of prolific song writing when the band were knocking out a classic album every other year and offering up such classics as ‘Honky Tonk Women’ and ‘Gimme Shelter’. The late 70s brought a massively successful  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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Hologram USA at Work on 3DHead, the Oculus Killer

26 November 2014 2:59 PM, PST

There’s the Xbox, the DS, the Wii and now what as thought to be the latest thing in video game technology is the Oculus Rift. The Oculus Rift headset gives video gamers a completely immersive experience, but even though it’s currently the biggest fad in the video game world, there’s something even newer on the horizon, the 3DHead. You could call it “the Oculus Killer.” The 3DHead is the latest piece of technology to come from Hologram USA, based in Beverly Hills. The company, owned by FilmOn founder Alki David, is aiming to take the video game world by storm with the 3DHead when it debuts at this year’s CES.  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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New Trailer for Pan Reveals Revisionist Take on a Classic

25 November 2014 2:43 PM, PST

Have you been waiting on the trailer for “Pan,” particularly after hearing that it was going to be a new take on a classic story of Peter Pan? The trailer for the film is finally released and now everyone can see just what they can anticipate from this revisionist look at the tale by J.M. Barrie. “Pan” is directed by Joe Wright and stars newcomer Levi Miller as Peter Pan, “an orphan who is spirited away to the magical Neverland,” as the official description states. “There, he finds both fun and dangers, and ultimately discovers his destiny–to become the hero who will be forever known as Peter Pan.” Starring with  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Gets A New TV Spot

25 November 2014 11:03 AM, PST

Opening in theaters this December is the follow up to last year’s holiday hit “The Hobbit: The Desolation Smaug.” “The Battle of the Five Armies” sees Bilbo Baggins and his 13 Dwarf friends reaching the Lonely Mountain to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor and going back home to the Shire. Once inside, Bilbo’s expertise as a burglar comes in handy when he must retrieve the kingdom’s treasure. The only thing in his way is the dragon Smaug and the Five Armies. Warner Bros released a new behind-the-scenes image featuring the confrontation between Bilbo and Smaug, as the Hobbit must outwit the evil dragon to survive. In the meantime,  [ Read More ]

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- Rudie Obias

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Jurassic World Gets A New Trailer

25 November 2014 9:08 AM, PST

Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Masrani Corporation. Owen, a member of Jurassic World’s on-site staff, conducts behavioral research on the Velociraptors. After many years, Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction, created to re-spark visitor interest, gravely backfires. The sequel stars Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, Bd Wong, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, and Judy Greer. “Jurassic World” hits theaters everywhere on June 12, 2015.

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- Rudie Obias

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Enter to Win a Rosewater Prize Pack in Shockya’s Twitter Giveaway

25 November 2014 8:47 AM, PST

With the holiday season beginning and people around the world embracing their freedoms, ‘Rosewater,’ the screenwriting and directorial debut of ‘The Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart, is also reminding audiences the lengths some will go in order to protect the rights of others. The biographical drama, which is based on the inspiring true story of BBC journalist Maziar Bahari’s months-long capture in Iran in his quest to protect citizen’s right to vote, is now playing in theaters. Open Road’s film is based on Bahari’s New York Times best-selling memoir, ‘Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival,’ which is now available in paperback and retitled  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Interview: Leigh Whannell Talks The Mule (Exclusive)

24 November 2014 1:32 PM, PST

Collaborating with a long-time close friend on a project, and compassionately discovering along the way how much you truly care about the other person, is a powerful way to determine who the most important people in your life are, and how far you would go to protect and support them. Leigh Whannell, who co-starred, co-wrote and co-produced his new independent Australian drama, ‘The Mule,’ with his fellow ‘Insidious‘ actor, Angus Sampson, perfectly embraced each other’s vision and ideas for their latest film. Their natural understanding of each other’s ideas and work ethic effortlessly shifted onto the screen in the crime film, which is now playing in theaters and on VOD  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Make Your Celebrations Special with Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky

24 November 2014 12:43 PM, PST

The holidays are here and with holiday celebrations comes holiday libations! Celebrate the ending of this year and the promise of the next with Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky. Maker’s Mark bourbon whisky is known as being “full-flavored, yet remarkably easy to drink,” making it perfect for drinking by itself as well as being a key ingredient in cocktails. Because of its ability to stand alone or with other ingredients, Maker’s Mark is perfect for making drinks like an Old Fashioned, which is the key cocktail the video below. If you’ve wanted to see how to make one of the most classic of old-school cocktails, you now have your step-by-step guide.  [ Read More ]

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- monique

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Interview: Angus Sampson Talks The Mule (Exclusive)

24 November 2014 9:14 AM, PST

Struggling to find your place in the world and the best way to convey your identity so that people truly understand and appreciate you can be a challenging task. Australian actor Angus Sampson, who’s known to American audiences for his portrayal of Tucker in the ‘Insidious’ film trilogy, powerfully showcased his full versatility and personality with his debut feature film writing, directing and producing effort, the crime drama ‘The Mule.’ The filmmaker and actor, who co-wrote and co-starred with one of his fellow ‘Insidious’ performers, Leigh Whannell, in ‘The Mule’ proved that naturally incorporating humor and relatability into a serious subject such as drug smuggling can help audiences truly comprehend  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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