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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Brotherly Love Goes Bad as Danger Mounts in the Season 3 Premiere

10 April 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Review (Spoiler-Free): As One of TV’s Greatest Dramas Evolves, Characters Inch Closer to ‘Breaking Bad

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Because it’s the season premiere, we get a substantial taste of Jimmy’s black-and-white future before retreating into the past (more later). Specifically, the last moments of Season 2, when Jimmy confessed to Chuck that he was responsible for sabotaging him, and Chuck secretly recorded said confession.

Jimmy’s unaware of the recording when he comes back to Chuck, trying to reconnect with his brother, and for a moment the pair do seem to bond over childhood memories. Chuck, however, reminds Jimmy that his memories also include Jimmy’s recent betrayal, and — given the meeting Chuck has with Howard later — it’s clear Chuck is out for justice.

Things are still uneasy between Kim and Jimmy, following her anger over Jimmy’s decision to “help” her get »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Brotherly Love Goes Bad as Danger Mounts in the Season 3 Premiere

10 April 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Review (Spoiler-Free): As One of TV’s Greatest Dramas Evolves, Characters Inch Closer to ‘Breaking Bad

Case Summary

Because it’s the season premiere, we get a substantial taste of Jimmy’s black-and-white future before retreating into the past (more later). Specifically, the last moments of Season 2, when Jimmy confessed to Chuck that he was responsible for sabotaging him, and Chuck secretly recorded said confession.

Jimmy’s unaware of the recording when he comes back to Chuck, trying to reconnect with his brother, and for a moment the pair do seem to bond over childhood memories. Chuck, however, reminds Jimmy that his memories also include Jimmy’s recent betrayal, and — given the meeting Chuck has with Howard later — it’s clear Chuck is out for justice.

Things are still uneasy between Kim and Jimmy, following her anger over Jimmy’s decision to “help” her get »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Taken: how does the TV series measure up so far?

6 March 2017 8:09 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Craig Thomas Mar 7, 2017

Were we, ahem, taken by Amazon Prime's new TV version of the Liam Neeson action franchise?

Unless you’ve been living under a rock since 2008, you’ll all know about Taken. If anyone wants to point to the starting point of the so-called “geriaction” genre that has been nearly omnipresent for the last decade, they could do much worse than to start here. It was also the film that made Liam Neeson the brilliant but unlikely action star he remains to this day.

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In Taken, Neeson plays Bryan Mills, the former CIA operative with a special set of skills who is in a fight against time (and the entire population of Albania, apparently) to rescue his kidnapped daughter before she disappears forever. It was an unexpected and profitable hit. »

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The Best Stormtrooper Deaths In Star Wars

2 March 2017 9:13 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Ever since 1977 when A New Hope premiered in theaters Stormtroopers have been a mainstay in the Star Wars Universe.  This group of soldiers has inspired thousands if not millions of people around the world to wear the suit with pride.  Without a doubt Stormtroopers have also provided some of the best comic relief throughout the Star Wars Saga.  The popularity of Stormtroopers have increased especially with A-List celebrities like Daniel Craign donning the costume in The Force Awakens.  The guys at Lrm thought it would be great to go back through and pick out the best Stormtrooper death scenes from the original trilogy.  We went through watching the original trilogy and picked these for deaths as the best ones.  All four brought a sense of laughter when we sat down an re-watched the original films.  The fifth death scene is what inspired us to do this article.  Let us know »

- Michael Connally

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FrightFest Glasgow 2017: The Warrior’s Gate Review

28 February 2017 7:42 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Daniel Goodwin

In an attempt to employ 80s fantasy film traits for a modern teen audience, Cockneys Vs Zombies director Matthias Hoene’s follow-up scuffles like an embarrassing dad at a birthday party yet throws some slick twists into the mix. From Producer Luc Besson and co-writer Robert Mark Kamen (The Karate Kid (84), The Warrior’s Gate should be an adventure film for all ages but feels like watching an over-jaunty kid’s TV show with an apocalyptic hangover. A hyperbolic energy installed by glossy visuals, tight choreography and a punchy plot propels it for the better part but its ill-governed start and finale combine with gaudy designs to form a noxious faux fantasy/ action cocktail which crushes its commendable facets.

Teen gamer Jack Bronson (Uriah Shelton) lives with his financially struggling single mother Annie (Sienna Guillory) in a picturesque suburban neighbourhood. While working part time as a store clerk, »

- Daniel Goodwin

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Glasgow Frightfest ’17: ‘The Warrior’s Gate’ Review

27 February 2017 4:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: David Bautista, Sienna Guillory, Uriah Shelton, Mark Chao, Francis Ng, Zha Ka, Kara Hui, Dakota Daulby | Written by Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen | Directed by Matthias Hoene

Filmed in 2015, The Warrior’s Gate sees Jack (Shelton), a bullied teenager mistaken for the video game hero he plays in his favourite game, magically transported to China, on a mission to save  Su Lin, the princess he had been tasked with protecting. He teams with warrior Zhoo (Chao) and a flaky wizard (Ng) to stop the evil Arun (Bautista) from marrying the princess and get back home. ALong the way he learns bravery, inner strength and, of course, kung-fu!

The first in a three-picture deal between Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and China’s Fundamental Films, The Warrior’s Gate is a French/Chinese co-production, written by long-time Besson collaborator Robert Mark Kamen (The Karate Kid, Lethal Weapon 3, The Transporter), helmed »

- Phil Wheat

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The Weekend Warrior 2/24/17: Get Out, Collide, Rock Dog

22 February 2017 11:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out.  

This Past Weekend:

Presidents' Day weekend was an interesting one at the box office, and as with most holiday weekends, it was particularly difficult to figure out how things might fare, other than The Lego Batman Movie, which remained at #1 with almost $45 million over the four-day weekend. Fifty Shades Darker followed with $21.3 million, about a 50% drop.  Last week, I thought that the Ice Cub comedy Fist Fight would beat The Great Wall, although it seemed like it could be a close race. Nope. Matt Damon’s action epic came in third place with $21.6 million, which is a couple million more than my original prediction, but The Fist Fight fell short of my prediction by almost $10 million, grossing $14.5 million in its first four days. »

- Edward Douglas

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Newswire: Here’s what’s coming to (and going from) Hulu in March

16 February 2017 4:32 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Hulu added a handful of love-related movies and TV shows in February, giving the whole month a Valentine’s Day vibe. And although March doesn’t have such an obvious theme, Hulu seems to think it does. Based on some of the movies coming to the streaming service next month, March’s theme is apparently karate, and that sounds pretty damn cool. Is there an official karate day in March? If not, there should be.

Staring on March 1, Hulu users will be able to stream punching-based movies like The Karate Kid, Legend Of Kung Fu Rabbit (a 2011 animated film), The Karate Kid: Part 2, Ninja Masters, Shaolin, Tai Chi Hero, Tai Chi Zero (a prequel, not a movie about a guy who sucks at Tai Chi), Saving General Yang, Young Detective Dee, The Karate Kid 3, and what is arguably one of the greatest kung-fu movies of all ...

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- Sam Barsanti

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Watch Wayne Coyne, Queen Latifah, Fred Armisen Play 'Humannequins'

11 January 2017 6:29 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Jimmy Fallon capitalized on the "Mannequin Challenge" craze during Tuesday's Tonight Show by recruiting Flaming Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne, Queen Latifah and Fred Armisen for a wacky version of Charades. The game, "Humannequins," found two duos – Armisen and Coyne versus Fallon and Latifah – bending rival participants into poses as their teammates scrambled to guess the topics.

The bit began seamlessly, with Fallon and Latifah correctly selecting "Jaws." But things got a tad risqué with the topic "Riding a Motorcycle," as Armisen maneuvered Fallon into an awkward position straddling Latifah. »

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Kevin Smith Directing Episode of ‘The Goldbergs’ Dedicated to Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’

5 January 2017 9:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

We already know that the second half of the fourth season of The Goldbergs will feature an episode dedicated entirely to The Karate Kid, but since nostalgia for the 1980s is the show’s modus operandi, that won’t be the only movie from that decade prominently featured later this season. The Goldbergs will have an episode […]

The post Kevin Smith Directing Episode of ‘The Goldbergs’ Dedicated to Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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January 3rd Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Blair Witch, 2 Lava 2 Lantula

2 January 2017 3:12 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Well, 2017 is off to a quiet start, at least on the home entertainment side of things, as horror and sci-fi lovers out there only have eight Blu-ray and DVD titles to look forward to this week. Lionsgate is releasing Adam Wingard’s Blair Witch on multiple formats this Tuesday, and for those of you who enjoy monster movies (and Steve Guttenberg), Anchor Bay is unleashing 2 Lava 2 Lantula on DVD, too.

Other releases for January 3rd include The Girl, The Shelter, Zombie Massacre 2, American Beast, Fire Twister, and Ouija 3 (which has nothing to do with the hugely popular film series from Universal Studios and Blumhouse).

2 Lava 2 Lantula (Anchor Bay Entertainment, DVD)

Steve Guttenberg is back as arrogant action star Colton West, slayer of lava-spewing spiders and savior of Los Angeles. But when Colton's stepdaughter is trapped in Miami by a bigger, meaner wave of lavalantulas, Colton heads to Spring Break with »

- Heather Wixson

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