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“Mad Max: Fury Road”: Ten Films to Look Forward to in May

24 April 2015 12:41 PM, PDT

With the end of April upon us next week, I wanted to turn our attention to May and the cinematic treats that might be held there. It’s essentially the start of the summer movie season, so there’s a slight turn that takes place in terms of what comes out. There are a few less notable indies, while the mainstream titles veer towards blockbuster status. In fact, a nice grouping of the biggest Hollywood smash hit hopefuls are hitting in May. You’ll see the ones below, clearly, but I tried to mix it up, going from tiny indie horror to massive comic book franchise sequel, with plenty in between. Enjoy! Here are ten May releases to anticipate… 10. The Ladies of the House – A small independent horror film from John Stuart Wildman and Justina Walford, it offers a welcome throwback to the days of exploitation. I feel like Russ Meyer »

- Joey Magidson

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Fifty Shades Darker Tease

24 April 2015 9:15 AM, PDT

The most talked about movie of the year Fifty Shades Of Grey, starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, arrives on Digital HD Friday, May 1st and on Blu-ray™ Friday, May 8th from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The release features more than two hours of bonus content including an exclusive tease of Fifty Shades Darker, an Unrated Edition of the film and an Alternate Ending. »

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Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” begins to roll out worldwide

23 April 2015 2:54 PM, PDT

All this week, we’ve seen Marvel slowly begin to allow reviews to trickle out about Avengers: Age of Ultron, in advance of the global release this weekend, followed by the U.S. next week. So far, the early word has been pretty solid, with some out and out raves and almost no outright detractors. After how big a smash across the board The Avengers was, seeing the sequel apparently continue the trend is a solid sight to behold. Marvel continues their perfect record and comic book fans get another top tier piece of entertainment to enjoy. The summer movie season is about to begin folks… You’d basically have to live under a rock not to be fully aware what this film is about, but at the off chance you don’t, I’m more than willing to provide a quick primer. Continuing the Marvel Cinematic Universe and working »

- Joey Magidson

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Jason Sudeikis is showing his range at Tribeca in “Sleeping with Other People”

22 April 2015 4:51 AM, PDT

I really love seeing an actor prove that they have another side to themselves, especially when it’s a comedic performer showing off their dramatic chops. At the current incarnation of the Tribeca Film Festival, Jason Sudeikis has two different projects that have him stretching in exciting new ways. One is Tumbledown, but the one I want to rave a bit about today is Sleeping with Other People, a romantic comedy that has fantastic things to offer in the genre, all with a heaping helping of sex humor and, perhaps unexpectedly, effective drama too. It’s anchored by Sudeikis, who has quite frankly never been better than here. To sum up the film in short…it’s a rather fresh take on the “friends who should be lovers” sub genre of the rom-com. Sudeikis plays a womanizer who befriends a woman played by Alison Brie who he briefly met and slept with in college. »

- Joey Magidson

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Ben Affleck responds…

21 April 2015 5:47 PM, PDT

Ben Affleck responds to the controversy of the PBS show “Finding Your Roots” on his Facebook page “After an exhaustive search of my ancestry for “Finding Your Roots,” it was discovered that one of my distant relatives was an owner of slaves,” Affleck writes. “I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed. The very thought left a bad taste in my mouth. Skip decided what went into the show. I lobbied him the same way I lobby directors about what takes of mine I think they should use. This is the collaborative creative process. Skip agreed with me on the slave owner but made other choices I disagreed with. In the end, it’s his show and I knew that going in. I’m proud to be his friend and proud to have participated. It’s important to »

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Defending the Defenders! International Conference: Join Us Virtually

21 April 2015 12:58 PM, PDT

We are very excited to invite you to join us online for our 5th biennial conference, Defending the Defenders! Building Global Support for Women Human Rights Defenders. Over 120 women including Nobel peace laureates and frontline activists from the Middle East, Africa and Central America?will gather in the Netherlands from April 24-26 to discuss how the international community can protect women human rights defenders across the globe. “Women activists are on the frontlines of some of the globe’s most pressing conflicts,” says Jody Williams, Nobel peace laureate (USA) and chair of the Nobel Women’s Initiative. “These women play an essential role in pushing back against those wishing to repress basic human democratic rights.” Williams will be joined at the conference by sister Nobel peace laureates Shirin Ebadi (Iran), Mairead Maguire (Northern Ireland) and Leymah Gbowee (Liberia), as well as globally-known human rights experts. Women human rights defenders are »

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“Trainwreck”: Ten Original Summer Movies to look forward to

21 April 2015 10:30 AM, PDT

As you all know by now, the summer movie season is getting longer and longer each and every single year. At the same time, the films being released are getting less and less original as well. It’s not necessarily a knock on quality, but everything seems to be a prequel or a reboot or a sequel, leaving very little room for originality. Sure, there’s original takes on things, but original ideas themselves appear to be in short supply. As such, I wanted to highlight some of the 2015 summer releases that seem to buck this trend. There’s a handful of titles that aren’t based on existing material, and that’s delightful to me. Below you’ll find a list of ten flicks hitting theaters between the beginning of May and the end of August that aren’t comic book adaptations or anything even close to that. I »

- Joey Magidson

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George Clooney – Tomorrowland – New Trailer and IMAX Sneak Peek

21 April 2015 10:16 AM, PDT

A brand new trailer from Disney’s Tomorrowland starring George Clooney has been released. From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure ‘Tomorrowland,’ starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as ‘Tomorrowland.’ What they must do there changes the world and them forever. Featuring a screenplay by ‘Lost’ writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, ‘Tomorrowland’ promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of. »

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Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, and Meghan Trainor & John Legend will perform on this year’s Billboard Music Awards

21 April 2015 9:33 AM, PDT

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Kelly Clarkson, Ed Sheeran, and Meghan Trainor & John Legend will perform on this year’s show. These stars join previously announced musical performers Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Hozier, Nick Jonas and Sam Smith. The ‘2015 Billboard Music Awards’ will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast Live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 Pm?11:00 Pm Et. Fun performer facts include: · Kelly Clarkson has earned three No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 chart, including her most recent release, Piece By Piece. She’s also scored a whopping 20 hit singles on the Pop Songs chart including the No. 1s ‘Miss Independent,’ ‘Since U Been Gone,’ ‘Because of You’ and ‘Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You).’ Clarkson also has 10 songs that reached the top 10 on the Hot 100 chart (3 hitting #1). · Ed Sheeran, a »

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The Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes

21 April 2015 9:07 AM, PDT

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, directors, screenwriters and producers, will be the two Presidents of the Jury of the 68th Festival de Cannes. This year they will be joined by seven key figures in world cinema from Canada, Spain, the United States, France, Mali, Mexico and the United Kingdom. The Jury will thus be made up of nine distinctive voices – four women and five men – each with the same voting rights. Their task will be to decide among the films in Competition and select the prize winners, culminating in the Palme d’or, which will be announced on stage during the Festival Closing Ceremony on Sunday 24th May. Joel & Ethan Coen – Presidents (Directors, Writers, Producers – United States) Rossy de Palma (Actress – Spain) Sophie Marceau (Actress, Director – France) Sienna Miller (Actress – United Kingdom) Rokia Traoré (Composer, Singer-songwriter – Mali) Guillermo del Toro (Director, Writer, Producer – Mexico) Xavier Dolan (Director, Writer, Producer, Actor »

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Winners Announced for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards

20 April 2015 3:13 PM, PDT

Winners have been announced for the 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards, a star-studded ceremony broadcast Live tonight on the CBS Television Network from At&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TX. The Awards show moved to Texas for the first time ever in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Fans named Luke Bryan as Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and his second win in this category. The 50th Acm Awards broke the Guinness World Records™ title for the Highest Attendance at an Awards Show Broadcast with a total of 70,252 fans in attendance. Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Brooks & Dunn were honored with the 50th Anniversary Milestone Award and presented with an exclusive trophy designed by America’s premier jewelry and timepiece designer, David Yurman. Like the jewelry designs of David Yurman, this Acm trophy is a »

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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” shows off an epic Teaser Trailer

20 April 2015 1:29 PM, PDT

Hot on the heels of the new Star Wars movie flexing its muscles last week (as well as a hot new Trailer for Jurassic World earlier today), the sequel to Man of Steel also has sought to do the same. Yes, we got our first Teaser Trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice recently and at least to this humble writer, it was more than worth the wait. Besides showing off Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne, we also got to see him in costume (and hear him) as the Caped Crusader himself. His upcoming clash next year with Henry Cavill’s son of Krypton looks like a true event movie. This is no surprise to any of you, but this film is going to set up a Justice League team up for the Warner Brothers/DC slate of heroes. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice picks up where Man of Steel left off, »

- Joey Magidson

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Jurassic World New Trailer

20 April 2015 9:36 AM, PDT

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. After 10 years of operation and visitor rates declining, in order to fulfill a corporate mandate, a new attraction is created to re-spark visitor’s interest, which backfires horribly Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Vincent D’Onofrio, Jake Johnson, Omar Sy, Bd Wong, Judy Greer. Directed By: Colin Trevorrow. Release Date: June 12, 2015 »

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