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Film Review: ‘Baja’

Film Review: ‘Baja’
Not since Gidget went Hawaiian have youthful hijinks in a mildly exotic setting seemed so old-fogeyish as they do in “Baja.” This tame, tepid road-trip comedy is notably short on laughs — save for a few unintentional ones when it tries to channel serious drama. It’s hard to know just what audience writer-director Tony Vidal was aiming for, beyond perhaps teens of a couple generations ago. Nonetheless, the self-distributed film is opening on 20-odd (mostly AMC) screens this Friday.

Southern California suburbanite Bryan (former “Lizzie McGuire” cast regular Jake Thomas) is too nice for his own good — he gets pushed around too easily by both his parents (Cynthia Stevenson, Kurt Fuller) and his exploitative sporting goods store boss (Randy Nazarian). Party-hearty bestie Todd (Chris Brochu) convinces him to rebel for once, chucking his job and not telling the folks that he’ll be taking a few peers along for the
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Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp to star in Abe

Deadline is reporting that young actor Noah Schnapp, who plays the character of Will Byers in Netflix’s Stranger Things, has signed on for the title role in Abe, an indie drama about a twelve-year-old boy who loves to cook.

Abe is being directed by Fernando Grostein Andrade (Wandering Heart, Quebrando o Tabu), and will see Schnapp joined in the cast by Seu Jorge (City of God) and Mark Margolis (Breaking Bad). Filming on the project is underway now in New York.

Schnapp, whose other credits include Fox’s Peanuts movie and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, will be seen this week in the second season of the acclaimed supernatural drama Stranger Things, which hits Netflix on Friday.
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‘Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp To Star In ‘Abe’ From Director Fernando Grostein Andrade

‘Stranger Things’ Noah Schnapp To Star In ‘Abe’ From Director Fernando Grostein Andrade
Exclusive: Noah Schnapp, of Netflix’s hit series Stranger Things, has been tapped for the title role in Abe, an indie drama that tells the story of Abraham, a 12-year-old boy who loves to cook. Brazilian director Fernando Grostein Andrade (Wandering Heart, Quebrando o Tabu) is attached to direct the film, which is shooting in New York. Seu Jorge (City of God) and Mark Margolis (Breaking Bad) co-star. Spray Filmes and Gullan are producing the pic while Fj Productions (Like…
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Valley of Bones: Rhys Coiro Talks About Playing a Good Guy and Being in the Badlands

The Badlands can be a very dangerous place nowadays.

Rhys Coiro stars in this intense thriller Valley of Bones about a paleontologist discovering a T-rex bone in the Badlands of North Dakota. She enlists the help of a recovering meth addict, but eventually their shady pasts caught up with them.

The film also stars Autumn Reeser, Steven Molony, Mason Mahay, Alexandra Billings, Bill Smitrovich and Mark Margolis. It is directed by Dan Glaser.

Lrm got a chance to sit-down to speak with Rhys Coiro one-on-one in Los Angeles about his role in Valley of Bones. He plays the brother to Autumn Reeser’s character in the film. It was a refreshing role, in which he was known playing bad boys or bad guys for most of his career. He also discussed about North Dakota film production, which is a rarity for any films to be produced there due to distance,
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‘Stranger Things’ & ‘Westworld’: How a Sci-Fi Editing Race Could Lead to a Best Drama Win

‘Stranger Things’ & ‘Westworld’: How a Sci-Fi Editing Race Could Lead to a Best Drama Win
For the past five seasons, the Best Drama editing winner has gone on to win the Best Drama prize as well. So if you want a potential barometer for this year’s big prize, the three crucial editing nominees are “Stranger Things,” “Westworld,” and “Better Call Saul.”

This doesn’t mean that “The Crown” or “The Handmaid’s Tale” won’t win Best Drama, but it’s noteworthy that they weren’t among the editing nominees. Neither were “House of Cards” or “This Is Us,” the other Best Drama nominees, as “Stranger Things” and “Better Call Saul” each got nominated for two episodes.

However, while “Better Call Saul” significantly saw Jimmy (nominated Bob Odenkirk) getting more Saul-like from “Breaking Bad,” it’s very much the dark horse. The real smackdown is between the dueling sci-fi newcomers, “Stranger Things” and “Westworld.” Both have their advantages (the Upside Down versus the robot
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A Dinosaur Archeological Dig Turns Deadly in Interesting Trailer For The Thriller Valley Of Bones

I've got a trailer here for an upcoming new thriller called Valley of Bones, which is a film I've never heard about until today. It actually looks like an interesting movie! The story revolves around a dinosaur archeological dig that takes a deadly turn, but not in the Jurassic Park kind of way.

The movie has a modern day western vibe to it, which is what lured me in. I enjoy watching those kinds of films, like No Country For Old Men and Hell or High Water. It might not be as great as those films, but I'll still watch it.

The movie is described as a "nail-biting adventure thriller set in the oil-rich Badlands of western North Dakota." It stars Autumn Reeser (The Oc) as Anna, who is a single mother and paleontologist and Steven Molony as McCoy, a meth-addicted oil worker.

The two characters "form an unlikely bond
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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Season 3 Finale Proves A Good Man Knows When to Give Up

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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Season 3 Finale Proves A Good Man Knows When to Give Up
Last Week’S Review: Brace for Impact, It’s the Penultimate Episode of Season 3

Case Summary

It’s not always easy to tell how bad an accident is upon first glance, so for the past week we’ve been waiting to find out just how badly Kim was hurt following the crash at the end of “Fall.” Almost right away, we get our answer — beyond the car, Kim’s down one arm. “This one handed crap is going to get real old real fast,” she muses. The real blow appears to be to her spirit, but at least she’s committing to her recovery in the short term. (A movie binge can cure an awful lot of ills.)

While Kim might be injured, it’s Jimmy who’s truly shaken up by the accident. Blaming himself for the fact that Kim was pushing herself too hard, Jimmy resolves to take
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Michael Mando Talks Nacho’s Big Moments in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 (Spoilers)

Michael Mando Talks Nacho’s Big Moments in ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you have not watched “Fall,” the June 12 episode of “Better Call Saul.”

Michael Mando’s character Nacho Varga has had a slow burn to prominence. “He was a peripheral character in the first two seasons,” Mando says to Variety. “I remember Vince [Gilligan] and Peter [Gould] calling me halfway through seasons one and two and telling me, ‘Don’t worry. We’ll, we’ll get there. We’ll get there.‘”

In the back half of this season, something’s been brewing in Nacho — a struggle between who he was raised to be and who he chose to be, which pits his own honest father (Juan Carlos Cantu) against one of the scariest characters in the “Breaking Bad” universe, Don Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis). In the eighth episode, “Slip,” Nacho took the first steps towards striking a killing blow against Don Hector — embarking on a dangerous mission where he was a breath away from
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Emmy Contenders 2017: Guest Actor in a Drama

Emmy Contenders 2017: Guest Actor in a Drama
Look for returning characters to dominate the category, with last year’s winner Hank Azaria likely to repeat his nom for his role as disgraced FBI Agent Ed Cochran in “Ray Donovan.” Beau Bridges should land his third consecutive nod for “Masters of Sex.” Mark Margolis was last nominated for playing Hector Salamanca on “Breaking Bad” in 2012, and that was with a minimum of dialogue, so he has a good shot for bringing a younger but no less terrifying Hector to “Better Call Saul.” Ben Mendelsohn previously won in the supporting category for “Bloodline” but this year he’s eligible as a guest star. year. And both Dylan Baker and Matthew Perry could earn nods for bringing their characters from “The Good Wife” to its spinoff “The Good Fight.”

The freshman series “This Is Us” could be a powerhouse, with turns from Denis O’Hare, Brian Tyree Henry, Jermel Nakia and Gerald McRaney. But
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Better Call Saul Season 3 Episode 5 Review: Chicanery

For the last few weeks in Better Call Saul, we have been consumed with the "Mike" story line, and the reintroduction of Breaking Bad characters. We have seen Gus (Giancarlo Esposito), Victor (Jeremiah Bitsui), Tyrus (Ray Campbell), Salmanca (Mark Margolis), Bolsa (Javier Grajeda), The Doctor, The Brothers, and this week we got a special treat with Huell (Lavell Crawford). Huell was one of my favorite characters from Breaking Bad, and I will never forget the scene where Hank shows him the picture of Jesse's brains and Huell spills his guts, figuratively.

However, this week, we have a full Jimmy/Kim episode, or rather a Jimmy vs. Chuck episode. In fact, think of this episode as a dirty Law & Order episode. My prediction here, as judging by the seedy means of Jimmy sabotaging Chuck, the loser, and the person disbarred from practicing law will be Chuck. The problem is Chuck's ego,
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‘American Gods,’ a ‘Batman’ Documentary Plus More TV You Must See This Week

American Gods

It’s been a long time coming, but American Gods is finally here, closing out a month that’s been filled with exciting new shows. With May, though, comes the return of a science program that ought to interest movie fans (Breakthrough) and a new feature documentary that ought to interest comic book fans (Batman & Bill). Plus we’ve finally got a new season of Sense8 and new episodes of some of the greatest TV series, Better Call Saul and Fargo, plus the penultimate chapter of Riverdale’s first season.

To help you keep track of the most important programs over the next seven days, here’s our guide to everything worth watching, whether it’s on broadcast, cable, or streaming for April 30–May 1:

SUNDAYAmerican Gods (Starz, 9pm)

Neil Gaiman’s 2001 novel hits the small screen from the showrunning team of Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and screenwriter Michael Green (Logan), and it’s “the adaptation
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2017 Overlook Film Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup, Including a Tribute to Roger Corman

2017 Overlook Film Festival Announces Inaugural Lineup, Including a Tribute to Roger Corman
The newly formed Overlook Film Festival has announced it inaugural year programming lineup, including 37 films (20 features and 17 short films from 16 countries), along with a bevy of location-appropriate genre-themed parties, interactive events, and live experiences. This year, the festival will also fete director Roger Corman with their Master of Horror Award. The award “was established to honor a living legend who has contributed lasting innovations to the genre throughout a long career, inspiring new filmmakers for years to come.”

The fest is styled a 4-day celebration of horror that runs from April 24 – 30 at the historic Timberline Lodge located in Mt. Hood, Oregon, featured in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” as the location of the infamous Overlook Hotel. The new festival comes from some of the same minds behind the now-defunct Stanley Film Festival, a similar horror-themed gathering based in a hotel in Estes Park, Colorado that inspired Stephen King to write his 1977 “Shining” novel.
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‘Better Call Saul’s’ ‘Breaking’ Point: How It’s Gearing Up for Gus Fring

‘Better Call Saul’s’ ‘Breaking’ Point: How It’s Gearing Up for Gus Fring
It’s a cold, wet January night in Albuquerque, and Giancarlo Esposito is relieved he finally doesn’t have to hide that he’s on the set of the AMC series “Better Call Saul.” He used to have to sneak into town with his head down, his face buried in a pulled-down baseball cap. When fans of the “Breaking Bad” star would still manage to spot him in the airport, he’d lie to them, claiming he was in town to get a cleanse at the Ayurvedic Institute. He even carried a lunch bag from that holistic healing center just to throw them off.

But then there was the time he ran into “Breaking Bad” co-star Mark Margolis on a connecting flight in Dallas. “That caused a bit of a stir,” he recalls with a laugh.

AMC’s worst-kept secret will be on display for devotees of both shows come April 10, when the third season of “Better Call Saul
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Darren Aronofsky-Jennifer Lawrence Horror Film Mother! Set For October

CinemaCon – the annual convention of film exhibitors – always proves to be a fountain of information regarding upcoming releases, as studios and distributors seek to get theatre owners and chains excited about their future wares. This year’s event has not disappointed – particularly since Paramount has finally begun to drop some hints about the Darren Aronofsky-Jennifer Lawrence collaboration we’ve been hearing rumours about for such a long time. We now know the film will be called Mother!, and will arrive in time for Halloween.

The reason this project is so highly anticipated is that it represents both a break from the established ‘norm’ for Darren Aronofsky, as well as a return to past success. The director has a tendency to return to the some collaborators multiple times – including Jennifer Connelly, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, and composer Clint Mansell. This time, however, the filmmaker will be working with Johann Johannsson for the original score,
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Better Call Saul: Aaron Paul Hints He's in Breaking Bad Prequel's Season 3

Better Call Saul: Aaron Paul Hints He's in Breaking Bad Prequel's Season 3
Say it with us now, Breaking Bad fans: Yeah, bitch!

Based on a clip from Tuesday’s Ellen, it seems like there’s a good chance Jesse Pinkman will show his face in the third season of Bad‘s prequel, Better Call Saul.

“God, I hope so,” Bad star Aaron Paul responds when host Ellen DeGeneres asks him whether the feckless drug dealer will ever show up on the spinoff. “Maybe I already shot it. We just — or they just — wrapped the [latest] season.”

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'Breaking Bad' Star Giancarlo Esposito is Coming to 'Better Call Saul' -- See What He Said!

'Breaking Bad' Star Giancarlo Esposito is Coming to 'Better Call Saul' -- See What He Said!
Better Call Saul is getting another familiar face!

Giancarlo Esposito, who played the notorious Gus Fring on AMC'sBreaking Bad confirmed on Twitter on Wednesday that Gus and his fast food chicken empire would be showing up this season on the acclaimed drama's well-received spin-off series.

Exclusive: These 'Better Call Saul' Season 2 Bloopers Will Brighten Your Day

"I'm back!! What you've been waiting for, the rise of Gus is coming! Check this out," the 58-year-old actor captioned a faux-commercial for his character's Pollos Hermanos restaurant.

Gus was one of Walter White's biggest nemeses on Breaking Bad, so we can only imagine Saul Goodman (Bob Odenkirk) is in for some big trouble when the two cross paths this spring.

Exclusive: 'Better Call Saul' Stars Spill on the Iconic 'Breaking Bad' Cameos and Locations in Season 2!

Gus is not the only Breaking Bad star to appear in Better Call Saul. In fact, several castmembers
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Review: Constantine the Complete Series

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I may have been one of the few to like the 2005 film version of DC ComicsJohn Constantine. Yes, it had Keanu and yes it was in Los Angeles, not London, but it was an old fashioned horror film and worked better than it should have.

As a result, I was primed to enjoy NBC”s take on Constantine when it debuted in 2014. It had the right pedigree with David S. Goyer and Mark Verheiden among the producers and cast an act Brit, Matt Ryan, in the lead. What resulted, though, was something interesting and uneven that didn’t catch on with the general audience and was gone after thirteen all-too-brief episodes.

There has been enough interest in the character that Ryan was brought on to reprise his role in last season’s Arrow and he’s voicing John on the forthcoming Justice League Dark animated feature. And now, Warner
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Better Call Saul Season 2 Blu-ray and DVD Release Date and Details

Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) returns with Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn and Michael McKean in Better Call Saul Season 2. The hit AMC prequel series to Breaking Bad debuts its third season in early 2017, and you'll be able to catch all of Season 2 on Blu-ray and DVD beginning November 15th.

Better Call Saul Season 2 took the series one step closer toward transforming Jimmy McGill into Saul Goodman, the sheisty personal injury and criminal lawyer that is ultimately a criminal himself. Jimmy's battle with his egotistical-yet-brilliant brother and ongoing dealings with a drug cartel highlight the Season 2 stories that erupt into a potential tease of chicken fingers to come.

The Better Call Saul Season 2 Blu-ray spans three total discs, includes all 10 episodes and a wealth of bonus features as outlined below. Appropriately Jimmy's fantastic commercials seen throughout the season are included as extras.

Commentaries for all 10 Episodes

Gag Reel

“Switch” Table Read

“Settling
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Constantine: The Complete Series Blu-ray details announced

Hellblazer fans rejoice, as Warner Bros. has announced the upcoming release of Constantine: The Complete Series on Blu-ray and DVD on October 4th. Check out the cover art, followed by the full press release and special features below…

Based on the wildly popular DC character, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to Hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil…until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent.

With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country, find the supernatural terrors that threaten our world, and send
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Finally, Constantine: The Complete Series Arrives Oct. 4

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Darkness is rising, demons are everywhere … and one man stands between humanity and its worst nightmares: John Constantine. Warner Archive Collection (Wac) and DC Entertainment bring the live-action television series, Constantine: The Complete Series, to Blu-ray™ and DVD on October 4, 2016 via WBshop.com, Amazon and popular online retailers.

Based on the wildly popular DC character, seasoned demon hunter and master of the occult John Constantine (Matt Ryan) is armed with a ferocious knowledge of the dark arts and a wickedly naughty wit. He fights the good fight – or at least he did. With his soul already damned to Hell, he’s decided to abandon his campaign against evil … until a series of events thrusts him back into the fray, and he’ll do whatever it takes to protect the innocent. With the balance of good and evil on the line, Constantine will use his skills to travel the country,
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