Are You Screening? Podcast #210 – Going In Style

You knew what you were getting with Going in Style when you walked in, and the only question was whether or not these three icons of cinema were going to go full slapstick in this caper picture about retirees who decide they don’t have much to lose.

That’s probably why we spent a good deal of time going back to the whitewashing controversy surrounding Ghost in the Shell. Well, that and someone asked us about it.

Still, if you can’t have a good time with any picture starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, you probably just aren’t trying… or, you’re rather young.

It does go rather silly, and the reveal of their effort to outwit the system is a little far-fetched, but this is a decent enough “feel good” film as long as you aren’t expecting to be blown away.

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

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,
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Meryl Streep to Receive Honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2017 Golden Globes

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Meryl Streep to Receive Honorary Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2017 Golden Globes
And the long list of Meryl Streep‘s awards just keeps growing.

The 67-year-old actress will receive the honorary 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January, an award given to stars for their “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment,” the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced.

“It’s no surprise that the HFPA has chosen Meryl Streep as the recipient of the 2017 Cecil B. DeMille Award,” Lorenzo Soria, president of the HFPA, said.

“Meryl’s enthralling body of work across a diverse set of genres has made her a role model over the past 40 years,
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Win Passes To the Advance Screening Of Ben-hur (2016) In St. Louis

Ben-hur is the epic story of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston), a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother Messala (Toby Kebbell), an officer in the Roman army. Stripped of his title, separated from his family and the woman he loves (Nazanin Boniadi), Judah is forced into slavery. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption. Based on Lew Wallace’s timeless novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Also starring Morgan Freeman and Rodrigo Santoro.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov, Ben-hur opens nationwide on August 19.

Wamg invites you to enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance screening of Ben-hur on Tuesday, August 16 at 7:30Pm in the St. Louis area.

Answer the following from the 1959 version of Ben-hur:

There is a scene between Hugh Griffith (Sheikh Ilderim) and Charlton Heston where the two discuss the infamous chariot
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‘The Shawshank Redemption’: Iconic Tree From The 1994 Classic Falls

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‘The Shawshank Redemption’: Iconic Tree From The 1994 Classic Falls
The famous oak tree from the 1994 classic “The Shawshank Redemption” has fallen, according to the Mansfield News Journal. The Mansfield/Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau confirmed on Friday that the staff at the convention had received calls that the iconic tree, located on private property on Pleasant Valley Road near Malabar Farm, fell and were not sure was caused it.

The tree was used as a filming location for the Frank Darabont adaptation of the Stephen King short story. The movie centered around two imprisoned men, Red (Morgan Freeman) and Andy (Tim Robbins), who bonded over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. In a scene with the tree, Red is seen walking along a hay field and removing stones from a rock wall where Andy kept a gift for him.

Read More: ‘Shawshank’ Secrets Revealed: Frank Darabont, Tim Robbins and
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Now You See Me 2 In St. Louis

The master magicians known as the Four Horsemen return for their most daring and astounding caper ever, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights in hopes of clearing their names and exposing the ruthlessness of a dangerous tech magnate.

One year after their astonishing Robin Hood-style magic shows win the public’s adulation and confound the FBI, the quartet resurfaces for a dazzling comeback performance that will make their previous escapades seem like child’s play. With the help of FBI Special Agent Dylan Rhodes (Mark Ruffalo), the Horsemen — J. Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), Merritt McKinney (Woody Harrelson), Jack Wilder (Dave Franco) and new addition Lula (Lizzy Caplan) — mount a meticulously planned surprise appearance, in hopes of exposing corrupt tech tycoon Owen Case (Ben Lamb).

But their scheme backfires, exposing Dylan’s involvement with the Horsemen and sending all five of them back on the run. To regain
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2016 Illuminate Film Festival Announces Exciting Lineup and Events for Its 3rd Edition

The 2016 Illuminate Film Festival, which will take place June 1 – 5, 2016 in Sedona, Arizona has announced the official line up of films for the 3rd annual event. The only film festival of its kind, the Illuminate Film Festival offers a collection of over 20 feature length and short films from around the world, exploring the year’s best in conscious cinema, as well as eye opening and thought provoking panels and conversations that will expand minds and inspire dialogue.

“We are proud to be the world’s premier film festival for conscious cinema” said the festival’s Executive Director Danette Wolpert, “and continue to attract movie-lovers, spiritual seekers and conscious lifestyle enthusiasts from over 25 states and 8 countries. In our third year, we will offer audiences the opportunity to enjoy the world’s best life-affirming, mind-body-spirit focused films, experience radical transformation together and meet trailblazers in the emerging genre of conscious cinema.”

Illuminate will begin on June 1st, 2016 with a pre-Festival Launch Party and Free Outdoor Screening of work-in-progress "Be More," a stirring documentary film narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, about seven activists who make it their mission to create a more compassionate world. Their goal: To transform the lives of seventeen teenagers in seven days. Filmmaker Justin Haulbrook will be in attendance.

Opening Film on June 2nd, 2016 will be "Maya Angelou and Still I Rise," which portrays the vibrant spirit of an American Legend - author, poet, Grammy-winner, civil rights activist and shining example of what it is to be empowered moment by moment in one’s life. Directed by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack, the film features interviews with Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones, Alice Walker and Hillary Clinton. Filmmaker Rita Coburn Whack will be in attendance.

The Festival’s Spotlight will be the emotional tour de force "Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru," directed by Academy Award® nominated Joe Berlinger. This film pulls back the curtain on the internationally renowned life and business strategist and his mammoth annual seminar, capturing the life changing transformations of the participants in real time. The Closing Film event will be a Sneak Peek of "Mantra: Sounds Into Silence," a film about the revolution underway in world Kirtan, yoga's call-and-response form of devotional music. Sneak peek clips of the film will be followed by a Q&A and live concert with world-renowned Kirtan sensation Jai Uttal. Filmmaker Georgia Wyss will be in attendance.

The Illuminate Film Festival will introduce the inaugural Conscious Visionary Award, an award honoring a pioneer in the world of conscious cinema, spirituality, and life achievement as a teacher and facilitator of human transformation. The award will be presented to the Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith for his unparalleled record of bringing hope, love and encouragement to millions of spiritual seekers, creating the Agape worldwide community of faithful parishioners, students, healers and teachers who carry his message forward, and his complete dedication to uplifting and inspiring humanity through his church, books, audio recordings and numerous film appearances.

Chaz Ebert has signed on as the keynote speaker for the Conscious Film Convergence and will speak on the role of transformational entertainment and its potential impact on humanity. Chaz, wife of the late Roger Ebert, is the CEO of several Ebert enterprises, including President of Ebert Productions and Chairman of the Board of The Roger and Chaz Ebert Foundation, and Co-Founder and Producer of Ebertfest, the film festival now in its 18th year.

Other films in the lineup include:

"A New High" (2015), directed by Samuel Miron and Stephen Scott Scarpulla - Everyone defines their mountain. For the residents of a Seattle homeless shelter, it’s homelessness, addiction, abuse.... and the 14,400-foot Mt Rainier.

"The Connected Universe" (2016), directed by Malcom Carter – Returning after its sold out Sneak Peek at Illuminate 2015, this documentary featuring Nassim Haramein discovers the science behind the interconnection of all things in a magnificent, groundbreaking union of science and spirituality. (Private screening)

"From This Day Forward" (2015), directed by Sharon Shattuck – Filmmaker Sharon Shattuck examines the mystery at the heart of her upbringing – How her transgender father Trisha and her straight-identified mother Marcia stayed together against all odds – depicting a love that survived the most intimate of transformations.

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"Home Care" (2015), directed by Slávek Horák – The official 2016 Oscar entry for the Czech Republic, this appealing humanist tale follows Vlasta, a dedicated home nurse whose entire life is devoted to saving others, as she reluctantly ventures into spirituality and alternative medicine to find salvation for herself.

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"Icaros: A Visions" (2016), directed by Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi - A film shaped like a shamanic journey utilizing the unique qualities of plant medicine, steeped in a psychoactive brew exploring fear and destiny in the jungle of the mind and the Amazon. (Southwest Premiere)

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"Love, Sweat & Tears" (2016), directed by Scott Jacobs – Dr. Pamela Dee Gaudry is on a mission to “Save The Menopausal Vaginas of America!” In this documentary, Gaudry marries medical facts with profound insights from some of today’s influential spiritual leaders such as Hon. Dr. Rev. Michael Beckwith and Rev June Gatlin, as well as riotous comedians Joan Rivers and Jenny McCarthy. (World Premiere)

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"Teal" The Making of a Spiritual Teacher" (2016), directed by Paola Marino – Referred to as “The Spiritual Catalyst” and dubbed the next Wayne Dyer, Teal Swan’s extrasensory gifts and connection to the spiritual realm are a light in the perpetual darkness of the modern age. (Work-In-Progress World Premiere)

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"Orange Sunshine" (2016), directed by William A. Kirkley – During the early 1960’s, a group of family, friends, and surfers formed a church centered around psychedelics. For The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, the mission was to enlighten the world, and the law was but a mere interference. (Arizona Premiere)

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"Planting Seeds of Mindfulness" (2016), directed by Gregory Kennedy-Salemi and Stuary Jolley –Based on the teachings of world renowned Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, and featuring riveting music by Tina Turner, this live action-animated film about a teenager’s mindful journey is a powerful tool to help children, parents, teachers and communities develop the skills to promote peace within themselves and in the world around them. (World Premiere)

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"Pursuing Happiness" (2015), directed by Adam Shell – The desire to be happy is so intense that we spend an immeasurable amount of time and money in an effort to obtain it. This enchanting, revelatory documentary explores the happiest people in America and uncovers the secrets to their happiness.

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"Thank You For Your Service" (2016), directed by Tom Donahue – This gripping documentary about four Iraq War veterans struggling with Ptsd explores the healing aspects of meditation, native ceremony and equine therapy. Impactful interviews include former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, General David Petraeus and Mayor Rudy Guiliani. (Southwest Premiere)

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"The C Word" (2016), directed by Meghan O’Hara – Cancer is no laughing matter – but the archaic way we are battling it is. Executive produced and narrated by Morgan Freeman, this film explores hidden science, the absurdity of the status quo, and introduces a vibrant cast of characters changing the cancer game. (Southwest Premiere)

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"The Highest Past" (2011), directed by Jon FitzgeraldSeven motorcycle riders share the journey of a lifetime along some of the most dangerous roads in the world, guided by a modern yogi and guru. (Cinema Revisited)

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"Tree Story" (2015), directed by Ward Serrill – A series of short documentary films that explore the relationship between humans and trees from every conceivable angle: the scientific, the mythical, the practical, the cultural, and the spiritual. (Festival World Premiere)

"Vegan" Everyday Stories" (2016), directed by Glenn Scott Lacey – Explore the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread – they’re all vegan. Follow an ultramarthon runner, a cattle rancher’s wife and an 8 year-old girl through their profound transformations. Featuring interviews with Moby, Russell Simmons and Ed Begley Jr. (World Premiere)

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Short Films:

"The Avadhut" directed by Jonathan Dubsky, Fenulla Jiwan, Zottomer Kenatarac (World Premiere)

"Catching Fire" directed by Ward Serrill (World Premiere)

"Forgotten Ritual" directed by Mirjam Hlastan (Us Premiere)

"Holistic Life Foundation" directed by Chris Farina (Southwest Premiere)

"Sister Jaguar's Journey" directed by Sande Zeig

"Today I Acknowledge" directed by Jessica Hahner (Arizona Premiere)

Conscious Film Convergence Panels and Workshops:

Spotlight Conversation: Norman Seeff On Creativity: The Power of A Dream

As a photographer for the most prolific artists of our time - Tina Turner, Johnny Cash, Jim Henson, Steve Jobs, Martin Scorsese and Will.I.Am, to name a few, Norman Seeff knows something about the creative process. Through his innovative methodology, he has developed a body of content exploring the roots of creativity, innovation and optimal performance and has identified schematics describing the archetypes of the creative process that function across all creative disciplines.

Behind The ‘Seen’ – Investing In Transformational Entertainment

Through this intimate dialogue on film finance moderated by Simon Kilmurry (Executive Director, International Documentary Association), hear from three savvy individuals who are committed to bringing transformational entertainment to mainstream audiences about the art and science of financing conscious and cause-based cinema. Guests include Geralyn Dreyfous of Impact Partners/Gamechangers, and producers Jane Charles of Greater Good Entertainment ("Sold") and Ilan Arboleda of CreativeChaos (Thank You For Your Service).

Conscious Media & The Mainstream: Finding Your Audience

Media, industry outlets and tastemakers play an essential role in building buzz and excitement around new cinema titles as they seek to find their audiences, often defining their position in the marketplace. Join Corrine Bourdeau, President of 360 Degree Communications, Bill Goodykoontz, Film Critic Az Republic & Gannett News Service, Maya Zuckerman, Huffington Post writer, and Mark DeNicola of Collective Evolution as they reveal how to best leverage the media and how conscious cinema can be branded, marketed and presented to engage audiences and maximize box office.

Act of Transformation - A Screenwriter's Workshop

Emmy Award winning screenwriter Dev Ross conducts a workshop focused on the act of transforming a conscious concept into an engaging screenplay. First, Dev will discuss how a screenplay that sets out to raise consciousness can face inherent story problems, using Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” as a reference on how to avoid this mistake. Then, by using the model discussed in the first half, the audience will have the opportunity to participate in the creation of a three-act story outline based on audience-contributed ideas.

Distribution Therapy

Disabuse yourself from assumptions about what it’s like to tie the knot with a distributor! Get a rare chance to observe a series of conversations between filmmakers and their distributors. Join facilitator Shaeri Richards as she helps distributor-filmmaker pairs share their feelings in an entertaining format that will provide abundant wisdom on setting expectations, keeping the flame alive and when to call it quits with your distributor. Panelists: Nancy Gerstman, Co-founder/Co-president of Zeitgeist Films & filmmaker Jeremy Frindel ("One Track Heart"); Richard Lorber, CEO of Kino Lorber & producer Peter Rader ("Awake: The Life of Yogananda"); Richard Cohn, President of Beyond Words & filmmaker Patrick Solomon ("Finding Joe").

**New workshop announced!

Tools of Immersive Cinema – Virtual Reality Workshop with Sandy Smolan

Virtual Reality workshop by filmmaker Sandy Smolan entitled "Going Deep: Diving into Virtual Reality Content Creation." It will be an overview and demonstration of the technology used to create The Click Effect (Sundance 2016), a live-action, immersive Vr experience that follows two renegade marine science researchers as they attempt to free-dive a hundred feet below the ocean’s surface in a single breath to capture the “click” communication of dolphins and sperm whales.

The Launch Party and Free Outdoor Screening will take place at The Collective in the Village of Oak Creek. Festival screenings will take place at the Sedona Performing Arts Center and the Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Festival parties will be hosted by Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, the Lodge at Sedona and Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen.

Illuminate Film Festival Major Sponsors

Principal: Science of Mind Magazine, ChocolaTree Organic Oasis & Sedona Chamber of Commerce

Producing: The Collective, The Lodge at Sedona, Sedona Real Inn & Suites, International Documentary Association, Picazzo’s Organic Italian Kitchen & Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village

Supporting: Sedona Elite Properties, Javelina Leap Vineyard & Winery,

Alive Mind Cinema, and Centers for Spiritual Living

Media Sponsors: Spirituality & Health Magazine, Om Times, Conscious Life News,

Collective Evolution and Sedona Now TV.

VIP All-Access passes offer unlimited access to all events, including opening and closing night gala presentations, spotlight screenings, Reel Healing “View & Do” screenings, VIP parties and receptions, and Conscious Film Convergence panels and conversations, and provide priority ticketing access into theaters. Early Bird passes on sale now! Cost until April 20 is $349 and $444 after. Conscious Film Convergence passes are $249.

To purchase passes, visit www.illuminatefilmfestival.com. Starting May 6, individual tickets can be purchased on a space-available basis. The full schedule of films exhibiting at the 2016 Illuminate Film Festival will be posted April 19. For more information, visit www.illuminatefilmfestival.com
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Ben-Hur Trailer Paints An Odd Picture Of Film’s Own Relevance

Ben-Hur is coming your way in August, and if you weren’t aware of the fact, it isn’t much of surprise. There’s a trailer for the film, which showcases the obvious – Romans, chariots, betrayal…, sand – but, it’s a trailer that doesn’t seem to have a way to speak to anyone.

The film stars Jack Huston, who you probably aren’t overly familiar with, but recognize from Boardwalk Empire, and has Morgan Freeman in it. Other than that, the film isn’t really drawing any crowds off name recognition.

It’s directed by Timur Bekmambetov, of Wanted and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, which isn’t likely to sell Ben-Hur to you.

But, oddest of all, the trailer zips through its own premise in a way that makes it hard to figure who, if anyone, it expects to show up.

It’s already a film that will make cinephiles nervous,
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‘London Has Fallen’ Releases New Clips

London Has Fallen is hitting next weekend, and if you aren’t excited enough for the mayhem and wild action, the film has released some new clips.

Gerard Butler has to save the world from the loss of its leaders, among other things, and this one is packed with not only tons of action, but a wide variety of tension and pure crazy.

These clips let you in on the film’s variety, and give you a good glimpse at the villain as well.

Plus, if you thought the film was all bullets, explosions, and crashes, you’ve got to check out the Nesting clip.

London Has Fallen Clip – Drive

London Has Fallen Clip – Nesting

London Has Fallen Clip – Barkawi

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit “Olympus Has Fallen,” a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from
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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of London Has Fallen In St. Louis

The sequel to the worldwide smash hit Olympus Has Fallen, a non-stop, suspenseful action thriller that delivers high-octane excitement through a heightened sense of authenticity. The visceral intensity springs from a timely premise: after the British Prime Minister passes away, his funeral becomes a target of a terrorist organization to destroy some of the world’s most powerful leaders, devastate the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. The only hope of stopping it rests on the shoulders of the President of the United States (Aaron Eckhart) and his formidable Secret Service agent (Gerard Butler), and an English Mi-6 agent (Charlotte Riley) who rightly trusts no one. Morgan Freeman also stars as the Vice President of the United States.

Prepare for Bloody Hell when London Has Fallen opens in theaters nationwide March 4, 2016.

Check out this brand new clip from the film.

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening of Ted 2 In St. Louis

In 2012, one adorable, albeit incredibly foulmouthed, teddy bear took the world by storm. With his classic, furry good looks, unparalleled swagger and penchant for pot-fueled humor and sexually charged antics, an unlikely leading man catapulted Universal Pictures and Media Rights Capital’s small comedy about a stoner dude and his best friend to its status as the highest-grossing original “R”-rated comedy of all time.

This summer, Seth MacFarlane returns as writer, director and voice star of Ted 2, the follow-up to the blockbuster that launched the career of the world’s most outrageous bear. Joined once again by Mark Wahlberg as John Bennett, the thunder buddies for life are entering into uncharted territory.

It’s time to legalize Ted.

Also starring Amanda Seyfried, Giovanni Ribisi, John Slattery, Jessica Barth and Morgan Freeman, Ted 2 opens in theaters on June 26.

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Contender Conversations, Animation: ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘Dragon 2′ and ‘Lego Movie’

Contender Conversations, Animation: ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘Dragon 2′ and ‘Lego Movie’

Oregon-based Laika is heading into awards season with the stop-motion “The Boxtrolls.” Having earned Oscar nominations for its first two efforts, “Coraline” (2009) and “ParaNorman” (2012), the studio is aiming to remain on a roll. Producer (and Laika CEO) Travis Knight (in photo above center) was joined by directors Anthony Stacchi (left) and Graham Annable (right) in a talk with Variety’s Andrew Barker for a Q&A at the Variety Screening Series on September 18.

“Boxtrolls” unfolds in an underground world with a large cast of eccentrics, including a grotesque character voiced by Ben Kingsley. The film required elaborate character choreography — a daunting challenge for animators engaged in the labor-intensive process of stop-motion. Stacchi admitted: “The most difficult sequence was one that Graham and I weren’t aware was going to be difficult. We believed that a big mecha-drill-attack at the end of the film would involve the most effects and require the most difficult animation.
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Win A Family Four-Pack of Tickets To The Advance Screening of Dolphin Tale 2 In St. Louis

Warner Bros. Pictures and Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale 2 continues the story of the brave dolphin Winter, whose miraculous rescue and recovery – thanks to a groundbreaking prosthetic tail – made her a symbol of hope and perseverance to people around the world and inspired the 2011 family hit movie Dolphin Tale.

The film reunites the entire main cast, led by Harry Connick, Jr., Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, and, of course, the remarkable dolphin Winter as herself. Charles Martin Smith, who directed Dolphin Tale, wrote the sequel and is again at the helm.

Dolphin Tale 2 opens in theaters September 12.

Ready to win a Family Four-pack of passes and be the first to see the film in St Louis??!!

10 lucky Wamg readers will win 4 tickets to the Saturday (September 6) 10 Am screening in the St. Louis area.

All you have to do is tell us your favorite dolphin movie,
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See Scarlett Johansson In Advance Screening Of The Lucy Movie In St. Louis

From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in recent cinematic history.

Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers) and Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises, Oblivion) in Lucy, an action-thriller that examines the possibility of what one human could truly do if she unlocked 100 percent of her brain capacity and accessed the furthest reaches of her mind.

From Universal Pictures, Lucy opens in theaters on July 25th.

Wamg invites you to enter to win passes to the advance screening of Lucy on Tuesday, July 22nd in the St. Louis area.

Answer the following:

The human brain and its capabilities have long puzzled and deeply fascinated the most accomplished of scientists. While it has customarily been understood that we tap into much less of
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Everything Is More Awesome – Lego Movie Blu-Ray Giveaway

The Lego Movie is now in stores, and I have a great opportunity for you to win your very own copy of the Blu-Ray!

If you didn’t catch this one in theaters, and even if you did, you’re going to want this one at home. A surprisingly solid effort, this one has something for everyone, and is far more hilarious than it has any right to be. Plus, it has a lot of heart, and spins a great story.

It seems like every family movie released wants to call itself an instant classic, but even I think it applies to this one. It isn’t just that it’s a lot of fun, and will entertain the kids, but it also has an awesomely anti-corporate society backdrop that is rather surprising, and a nice treat for any film to dare aim at younger audiences.

To help celebrate, and have a bit of fun,
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Crime Classic: David Fincher's Seven

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We're holding a free screening of a crime classic of your choice next week. Here's a look at one option: David Fincher's stunning Seven...


On the 5th June, we're holding a free crime classic cinema screening to celebrate the launch of the videogame Murdered: Soul Suspect. You can find out details of the screening, and how you can vote for the film you most want to see, here.

For now, here's our look back at another of the films you can choose from: the 1995 thriller, Seven.

Nb: This piece contains spoilers.

Seven tracks Detectives William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and David Mills (Brad Pitt) as they investigate a spate of serial killings which take their inspiration from the seven deadly sins. As they dig further, the stakes become more personal and the killings become more disturbing until they come face to face with the killer and find events are much worse than they feared.
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Godzilla, Giant Ants, and Other Monsters - and Mickey Rooney: May '14 at LoC's Packard

Godzilla 1954, Mickey Rooney, Giant Ants, Fascists, and rarely seen ‘Musty Stuffer’: Eclectic Packard Theater movies in May 2014 (photo: ‘Godzilla’) Godzilla 1954, Mickey Rooney, military fascists, deadly giant ants, racing car drivers, and The Mishaps of Musty Suffer, a super-rare slapstick comedy series from the 1910s, are a few of the highlights at the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus Theater in May 2014. Godzilla 1954 and fellow movie monsters Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla 2014, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, and Bryan Cranston, opens on May 16 in much of the world. On May 8 at the Packard Theater, you’ll get the chance to check out Ishiro Honda’s Godzilla 1954 aka Gojira — in the original, Toho-released, Japanese-language version (i.e., without Raymond Burr). As part of its Godzilla double bill, the Packard Theater will also present Motoyoshi Oda’s Gigantis, the Fire Monster aka Godzilla Raids Again (1955). Besides Godzilla, the Packard Theater will
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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of Transcendence In St. Louis

Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the collective intelligence of everything ever known with the full range of human emotions. His highly controversial experiments have made him famous, but they have also made him the prime target of anti-technology extremists who will do whatever it takes to stop him.

However, in their attempt to destroy Will, they inadvertently become the catalyst for him to succeed—to be a participant in his own transcendence. For his wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) and best friend Max Waters (Paul Bettany), both fellow researchers, the question is not if they can…but if they should.

Their worst fears are realized as Will’s thirst for knowledge evolves into a seemingly omnipresent quest for power, to what end is unknown. The only thing that is becoming terrifyingly clear is
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Transcendence Trailer Will Mess With Your Mind

The Transcendence trailer may give you a look at a Johnny Depp that you never imagined. The curious sci-fi effort puts Depp in the role of transferred consciousness, and sets him against a group trying to make sure no one ever… does what he already did.

This is a different-looking film, and it showcases the cast awfully well, even if it may have some trouble selling you on what’s going on. One of the coolest parts of the trailer is how it runs toward the weird, possibly starts losing you with the pure oddity of what it shows, and then pulls Morgan Freeman out of the wings, and leaves you thinking, “Oh, well, I guess it’s fine then.”

Whatever your take on the trailer, this is going to be an interesting film.

Check out all the info below, and let me know what you think of this one.
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New Lego Movie Images Paint An Interesting Picture

The Lego Movie is fast approaching, and a new set of images have been released that show off… well, a lot of Batman mostly, but some interesting points along other lines as well. It’s an odd assortment of film stills actually, which makes it a bit more fun than normal, because some of them just look like someone playing with Legos and taking pictures.

It’s a bit surprising how much this one is taking off when it comes to the general chatter around the internet, and how much of a marketing push it’s getting. Is this one high on your list of upcoming movies? Or, cynic that you are, is this one rubbing you the wrong way?

Either way, take a look at what you have in store for you.

Official Synopsis and Info

“The Lego® Movie” is the first-ever, full-length theatrical Lego® adventure.

Directed by Phil Lord
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