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Get Santa review

8 December 2014 9:13 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Looking for a good family film this Christmas? See Paddington. Or if you've seen that, you could try Get Santa

This is a film where Santa goes Awol on Christmas Eve, leading to a race against time to make sure the kids of the world get their presents on time. There are many like it, but this one is called Get Santa.

More than that, however, the film revolves around ex-con Steve Anderson, (Rafe Spall) a getaway driver who's been released from prison on parole, just in time for Christmas. Looking forward to spending December 24th with his son Tom, (Kit Connor) he's dismayed when a stranded Santa (Jim Broadbent) hijacks their day together by insisting that only Steve and his son can save Christmas.

Santa then gets himself in worse trouble while trying to recover his reindeer from Battersea Dogs Home (yep, really) and lands himself in the same »

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Penguins of Madagascar review: Mission Impossible meets Despicable Me

2 December 2014 8:28 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Directors: Simon J Smith and Eric Darnell; Screenwriters: Michael Colton and John Aboud; Starring: Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Conrad Vernon, Christopher Knights, Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich; Running time: 92 mins; Certificate: U

The modern box office is filled with sequels and reboots, and now even animated franchises are getting their own spinoffs, but can they be just as funny?

The Madagascar series has proved to be hugely popular since its debut in 2005, with the four penguins - Skipper, Kowalski, Private and Rico - standing out as some of the most loved minor characters.

Following on from their own Nickelodeon spinoff TV series - which has a separate continuity from the films in case you were intrigued - the four heroes embark on their own adventure away from their Madagascar friends and, surprisingly, it works.

While one may feel that we don't need to discover the penguins' origin story, it is actually »

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Moviegoers to Get 'Dumber' Again This Weekend

13 November 2014 5:56 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Nearly 20 years later, a sequel to Dumb and Dumber finally arrives in theaters this weekend.Playing at 3,153 locations, Dumb and Dumber To could be in a close race for first place against holdovers Big Hero 6 and Interstellar.Relativity Media is also releasing Beyond the Lights at 1,789 locations, while Birdman is expanding nationwide after four strong weeks in limited release. It's also a busy weekend at the specialty box office, with Saving Christmas, Rosewater, Foxcatcher and The Homesman all debuting.Dumb and Dumber arrived at the end of 1994, which capped a year in which Jim Carrey went from unknown to A-list in remarkably quick fashion. Earlier that year, Carrey starred in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and The Mask, which earned $72.2 million and $119.9 million, respectively. Dumb and Dumber would prove to be an even bigger hit with $127.2 million, or the equivalent of over $240 million today.For the next decade, Jim Carrey »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Vampire Diaries, Walking Dead, Bones, Bates, Dixie, Chi Fire, Witches and More

30 September 2014 6:59 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I’m still Team Stelena on The Vampire Diaries. Is there any hope? —Allison

Ausiello: Never give up hope, Allison! Elena’s emotions are all over the place in Season 6 and I have it on good authority that her love life is going to be far from dormant. In fact, I hear she’ll be locking lips with a handsome fella in Episode 3 — and his name does not rhyme with Shmamon.

Related Fall TV Spoiler Spectacular: Exclusive »

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 2

14 September 2014 6:33 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

We’ve reviewed every summer movie season since 1980 to find out which are the best, and which are the worst. Last week we posted our picks for the worst, and here we post our picks for the best. 

2015 and 2016 may just be the most overthetop summer movie seasons yet. It seems like nearly every movie slated for a summer 2015 or 2016 release is heavily anticipated. Because of these impending summers of movie awesomeness, we’ve decided to take a look back at summer movie seasons of years past. The idea of the summer movie season is currently in full swing, but it didn’t catch on immediately. Hollywood had to do its fair share of experimenting to determine what types of films would be most successful. As a result, some summer movie seasons have been better than others. We’ve reviewed them all for you and ranked them from worst to best. »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Ranked: Every Summer Movie Season Since 1980 - Part 1

8 September 2014 4:11 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best. 

On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (G.S. Perno)

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Paramount Marketing Chief Josh Greenstein Moving To Sony; Megan Colligan Takes Charge At Paramount & Others Re-Up

2 September 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Josh Greenstein, chief marketing officer since 2011, will not be staying at Paramount Pictures and is expected to join Sony Pictures Entertainment when his contract ends on Dec. 31st to become head of worldwide marketing and distribution for Sony Pictures Entertainment. He replaces Jeff Blake who exited after launching Sony’s summer box office. On the heels of that move, Paramount has promoted Megan Colligan to President, Worldwide Distribution and Marketing. She will continue to report to studio vice-chairman Rob Moore.

In shoring up its ranks after Greenstein’s expected departure, Paramount has also promoted Erik Counter to president, worldwide creative advertising who will now report to Moore. Counter has been at the studio for the past six years, reporting to Greenstein.  Meanwhile, Steve Siskind has been promoted to president of domestic marketing, reporting to Colligan.

“We take great pride in the depth of talented professionals at Paramount and are excited »

- Anita Busch

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Lone Star Cinema: Spy Kids

27 August 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Slackerwood | See recent Slackerwood news »

When the recent news broke that Alexa Vega will play a recurring character on the upcoming season of country music soap Nashville, now seemed like a perfect time to revisit the original Spy Kids. I tend to picture Vega as she appeared in the Robert Rodriguez film, but she has grown much since then. She's even married... twice.

In 2001, she and co-star Daryl Sabara (whose first role was as Murphy's baby on '90s cultural touchstone, Murphy Brown) played Carmen and Juni Cortez, troubled private-school kids. Their parents Ingrid (Carla Gugino, Karen Sisco, Sucker Punch) and Gregorio (Antonio Banderas) are consultants who have not yet admitted to the children that they used to be secret agents (who met cute at the Hotel Belen, better known as the Omni Hotel downtown). 

When evil genius/children's TV show host Floop (a colorful Alan Cumming, The Good Wife, X-Men 2) and his Minion (Tony Shalhoub, »

- Elizabeth Stoddard

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10 Dumbest Villains In Movie History

27 August 2014 6:16 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Warner Bros

There are a whole lot of candidates for the Darwin award for the stupidest movie villain these days. Sometimes it’s because the movie doesn’t work unless the villain is dumber than a bag full of hammers… sometimes it’s the consequence of a plot with more holes than a moth-eaten fishing net.

We’ve elected to make two small rules for ourselves in compiling this list: we’ve only selected one movie from the massive Bond canon, even though the appalling stupidity of Bond villains is so well known that it’s practically a cliché. We could fill an entire article with examples of the brainlessness of these supposed world-threatening fiends, so we’ve limited ourselves to one for the purposes of this article.

We’ve also disregarded almost all of Hollywood’s output in the form of children’s movie or comedy, purely because so »

- Ben Cooke

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Donnie Darko Producer Brings Us a New Look at the Biblical Apocalypse with The Remaining

26 August 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

As a Christian who is involved in reviewing movies and interviewing actors and filmmakers, I’m always excited to hear about actors who share my faith. Although most critics pan any sort of Bible-based movie, I give them a chance if they fall within certain genres. I’m always on the search for a good faith-oriented horror or sci-fi film that will break down the barrier between “secular” and Christian cinema.

 

One movie that immediately caught my attention as soon as I saw the cover of the graphic novel it’s based on is The Remaining. According to the official description, it revolves around “a group of close friends [who] gather for a wedding. The celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Donnie Darko Producer Brings Us a New Look at the Biblical Apocalypse with The Remaining

26 August 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

As a Christian who is involved in reviewing movies and interviewing actors and filmmakers, I’m always excited to hear about actors who share my faith. Although most critics pan any sort of Bible-based movie, I give them a chance if they fall within certain genres. I’m always on the search for a good faith-oriented horror or sci-fi film that will break down the barrier between “secular” and Christian cinema.

One movie that immediately caught my attention as soon as I saw the cover of the graphic novel it’s based on is The Remaining. According to the official description, it revolves around “a group of close friends [who] gather for a wedding. The celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Eric Shirey)

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Weekend Report: 'Guardians' Becomes Biggest Movie of the Summer

24 August 2014 12:44 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

After trailing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the past two weeks, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy moved back in to first place this weekend.In the process, Guardians of the Galaxy passed Transformers: Age of Extinction to become the highest-grossing movie of the Summer at the domestic box office.Among the newcomers, If I Stay had a solid debut, while Sin City: A Dame to Kill For imploded.The Top 12 earned $102.5 million this weekend. That's up 14 percent from the same frame last year.Guardians of the Galaxy eased 32 percent to $17.2 million. It has now earned over $251 million, and by Friday it will pass fellow Marvel movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259.8 million) to become the top grosser of the year. It also now seems likely that Guardians will end its run with over $300 million.In second place, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fell 41 percent to $16.7 million. Through 17 days, the movie has earned $145.5 million, »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Comic-Book Sequel

21 August 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you have forgotten a little bit about "Sin City," we can't blame you.

The original film came out way back in 2005, before the onslaught of comic book adaptations, when a time of 1:1 approximations and largely computer-generated backgrounds were something to behold. Since then, we take these things for granted. Not that there's been anything like "Sin City" in the 10 years since it's been released -- it remains something of a technical and narrative achievement, an anthology film that Xeroxed images and tableaus from the comic book almost perfectly and retained its nifty film noir style and structure.

Now, director Robert Rodriguez and co-director Frank Miller (who also wrote and drew the original comic books) are back, with "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," which stars Eva Green (as the titular dame), Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Josh Brolin.

But is it worth it »

- Drew Taylor

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Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez on Mickey Rourke, 3D, and a Third 'Sin City'

21 August 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Back when the first "Sin City" was released in 2005, the idea of doing a 1:1 translation of a graphic novel for the big screen was so outside the box that it bordered on lunacy. But that's just what Robert Rodriguez, the filmmaker behind "Desperado" and "Spy Kids," did when adapting Frank Miller's hard-boiled graphic novel "Sin City."

Instead of appropriating the look and feel of the comic book, he just Xeroxed it. It was still black-and-white, with flashes of color, and the actors he chose (among them, Mickey Rourke as the mountainous bad-ass Marv, and Jessica Alba as damsel-in-distress Nancy) were so uncannily close to their comic book equivalents that they might as well have been inked and painted.

Rodriguez also made the generous decision to bring Miller on board as a screenwriter and co-director (something that the DGA frowned upon, leading to Rodriguez losing out on a number of high-profile studio gigs). Together, »

- Drew Taylor

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Robert Rodriguez discusses TV, Latino market, Tarantino

20 August 2014 10:45 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Sin City director Robert Rodriquez has been discussing his other projects...

With the long-awaited sequel to Sin City about to hit cinemas (our review is here), Robert Rodriguez has been discussing his other projects. Namely, the formation of El Rey (‘the king’ in English) – his eight-month-old television network aimed at Latino males.

When offered the opportunity to start his own network, Rodriguez opted to take matters into his own hands on a regular query he’s been asked throughout his career.

"People have always asked me, ‘How do we get to Latinos' wallets?"” the director lamented. "Well, you've got to get them here (touches his heart). You have to give them characters to fall in love with. It was never just about ‘putting Latinos in more shows.’"

As well as his own series From Dusk Til Dawn (based on his own film), Rodriguez hinted at other possibilities. When asked if »

- rleane

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Forecast: Long Delay Will Slay 'Sin City' Sequel This Weekend

20 August 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Friday Am Update: If I Stay earned an estimated $1.1 million from late Thursday shows beginning at 7 p.m. An estimate for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is not currently available.Forecast: Over nine years after Sin City opened to $29.8 million, a sequel finally arrives in theaters on Friday. As is the case with most long-wait sequels, A Dame to Kill For should earn substantially less than its predecessor. For the weekend, it will likely wind up in second place behind young-adult adaptation If I Stay.If Sin City: A Dame to Kill For had reached theaters in close proximity to the original, it would be in much better shape right now. With its stark black-and-white cinematography and animated backgrounds, the original Sin City was the first movie that truly looked like a graphic novel come to life. It received positive reviews (78 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), and strong responses »

- Ray Subers <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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Superb Video, Produced By Red Bull, Profiles Legendary Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez

19 August 2014 9:37 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The filmmaker that I admire the most has not won any Oscars, is not celebrated on the festival circuit, and very rarely shouts from the rooftops about just how great he is. Robert Rodriguez has been pumping films out since the very early nineties, starting with the acclaimed El Mariachi, a film shot in bordertown Mexico for just $7000 in 1992, but picked up by Columbia Pictures to go on to take north of $2 million at the box-office. Since then he’s gone on to write, produce, direct, shoot, edit, compose the music, and probably make the tea on such films as Desperado, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn, The Faculty, Spy Kids, Machete and Sin City. He has also set up his own studio in Troublemaker Studios, and even owns his own TV channel, the El Rey network, a station that produces the From Dusk ‘Til Dawn spin-off TV series..

This week, Rodriguez »

- Paul Heath

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Sunday Quiz – Do You Know Your Sylvester Stallone Movies?

17 August 2014 3:21 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With The reelase of The Expendables 3 [read our reviews here and here] and the news that he’s set to return to the character of John J. Rambo for Rambo V, this week we’ve decided to put your knowledge of Sylvester Stallone movies to the test in the latest Sunday Quiz. So, if you know your Rocky from your Rambo and your Demolition Man from your… erm… Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, then take the quiz below and don’t forgot to share your results to see how you stack up against your friends…

Question 1 The Expendables The Expendables 2 The Expendables 3

 

Question 2 First Blood Rambo: First Blood Part II Rambo III

Question 3 Cobra Demolition Man Lock Up

Question 4 Death Race 2000 Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over Judge Dredd

Question 5 Rocky IV Rocky II Rocky III

Question 6 Grudge Match Cobra Over the Top

Question 7 Cop Land Assassions Lock Up

Question 8 The Expendables 3 »

- Gary Collinson

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Director David Hackl Unveils His Earthworks

14 August 2014 4:56 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

War is hell, and Saw V director David Hackl is out to prove it's a lot more hellish than you may think with his latest film, Earthworks. There's just one small detail... he's looking to you to help fund a portion of it! Read on for details.

Earthworks is a WWII horror film that follows five American doughboys on their first night in the trenches of the Western Front as they experience the living (and dead) hell that is No Man’s Land. It is to be directed by Hackl and produced by UK outfit Bluebeard Pictures.

Earthworks exists in an isolated trench/No Man’s Land set and creates a sense of abandonment from the start... Five young American soldiers enter France, and on their first night at an Allied trench, everything goes wrong very quickly. Caught up in a beguiling fog, the young characters each come to different but understandable decisions. »

- Steve Barton

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Derek Hough Joins ‘Nashville’

14 August 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Known for shaking his hips in Dancing With The Stars Derek Hough will be following in his younger sister Julianne’s footsteps with an acting role! It has been revealed that he will be joining ABC’s country smash Nashville for its third season.

Hough will be playing the role of Noah West, a charming but very suspicious movie star who will come in contact with the players of Nashville’s music realm when he is lined up for a leading role in a biopic about a famous country singer. Hough joins a line up of new Nashville cast members including Laura Benanti, Brette Taylor and Spy Kids actress Alexa PenaVega.

Hough’s role is set to be a multi-episode arc, making it Hough’s first proper acting role since 2011′s Make Your Move. If you are a fan of Dancing With The Stars do not fret, Hough is still »

- Lucy Cave

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