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Video Game Review – Last Day of June

Red Stewart reviews Last Day of June on Nintendo Switch…

Video games have been a great platform to tell stories without dialogue. While experimental films have tried their hand at this genre, they lack one aspect of gaming that helps give the latter an edge in this department, and that is interaction. When players are able to interact, they can add their own choices, however limited, to the story, and that tends to make up for the lack of spoken words.

Games like Ico, Limbo, and Journey have all been successful entries in this field, and attempting to join those ranks is Last Day of June. Developed by the Italian indie developer Ovosonico and published by 505 Games for Microsoft Windows and PS4 last year, Last Day of June saw a 2018 release in mid-March for the Nintendo Switch. The question on everyone’s minds is, is it worth getting? The short answer is no,
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Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perception

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Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionGroundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionAdriana Floridia2/2/2018 11:30:00 Am

Today is Groundhog Day, where the myth lives on that a groundhog who sees his shadow will doom us to a longer winter than we deserve. Then there is Harold RamisGroundhog Day, the film in which Bill Murray’s weatherman, Phil Connors mysteriously finds himself living the same day over and over again. On a traditional level the movie is a comedy, but it actually touches upon some really dark philosophical themes. It’s estimated by the filmmakers that Phil lives the same day for 10 years.

In honour of Groundhog Day, we’re taking a look back at ten other films that deal with time, memory, dreams, and repeated experiences. While there may be no film that tackles the topic as precisely as Groundhog Day, these
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James Wan, Chris Bender Team for New Line Horror Thriller 'Sweet Tooth' (Exclusive)

New Line Cinema, the Warner Bros. division behind the hit horror movie It, is keeping its incisors lodged in the genre, having picked up the rights to the short Dutch horror film Sweet Tooth[/link].

James Wan, the mastermind of New Line’s billion dollar-grossing Conjuring horror universe, and Chris Bender, whose horror credits include Final Destination and The Butterfly Effect, are teaming to produce the feature adaptation.

Dutch filmmaker Nico van den Brink, who wrote and directed the short, will direct the feature and have a "story by" credit.

The short, which premiered in July at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival,...
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Twin Peaks Finale Recap: It's Curtains

Twin Peaks Finale Recap: It's Curtains
Before I start my final Twin Peaks recap, let’s get one thing clear: I love Twin Peaks. And I loved this new season. And I loved the finale. I remember one hot June evening back in 1991 when the show suddenly ended on a dramatic cliffhanger and then was (seemingly) gone forever. And people hated that finale! It was so polarizing! And then we all turned against the movie. And yet…

Twenty-five years later, here we are, once again. The fans are divided. Twin Peaks has split them in two. People are either furious, or rapturous. And I am the latter.
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Wamg Giveaway – Win The Lovers Blu-ray – Stars Debra Winger

Written and directed by critically acclaimed filmmaker Azazel Jacobs, and starring three-time Academy Award® nominee Debra Winger (Best Actress, An Officer and a Gentleman, 1982), The Lovers arrives on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital HD) and DVD August 1 from Lionsgate. Theatrically released by A24, The Lovers is a refreshing, funny look at love, fidelity, and family. The critically acclaimed film features a standout ensemble cast, including Tony Award® winner Tracy Letts (The Big Short, Indignation), Aidan Gillen (Sing Street, “Game of Thrones”), Melora Walters (The Butterfly Effect), Tyler Ross (Zombieland), and Jessica Sula (Split), and is Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh.

Now you can own The Lovers on Blu-ray. We Are Movie Geeks has Four copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie starring Debra Winger? (mine is Urban Cowboy!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

Official Rules:

1. You Must Be A Us Resident.
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'Hangover' Producer J.C. Spink Died of Accidental Drug Overdose

'Hangover' Producer J.C. Spink Died of Accidental Drug Overdose
The Hangover producer J.C. Spink died of an accidental drug overdose, Ed Winter, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner's officer, told The Hollywood Reporter. 

Spink died April 18 at his home in West Hollywood. He was 45.

A full autopsy report will be released in the near future, Winter said. 

Spink was one half of Benderspink, the management-production banner that he founded with Chris Bender

Spink had numerous credits to his name, including the Hangover trilogy, The Butterfly Effect, the Ride Along films and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for producing A...
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J.C. Spink Died of Accidental Drug Overdose, Coroner Rules

J.C. Spink Died of Accidental Drug Overdose, Coroner Rules
“Hangover” producer J.C. Spink died of an accidental drug overdose, the L.A. County Coroner’s office has ruled.

The 45-year-old producer was found unresponsive at his home in West Hollywood on April 18. The coroner’s office has determined that the cause of death was “multiple drug intoxication” and the manner was accidental. The full coroner’s report has not yet been released.

With partner Chris Bender, Spink founded the management and production company Benderspink in 1998. The company produced “Horrible Bosses,” “The Butterfly Effect,” “A History of Violence,” among many other titles. The “Hangover” franchise was his biggest hit. Spink was known for his irrepressible sense of humor and charisma, and for his generosity in nurturing talent.

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Spink left the company in 2016.

Three days before he died, Spink was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated by West Hollywood sheriff’s deputies. According
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Producer J.C. Spink’s Memorial Service to Be Held in Beverly Hills

Producer J.C. Spink’s Memorial Service to Be Held in Beverly Hills
Friends and family of J.C. Spink will gather in Beverly Hills on Thursday to remember the manager and producer’s life and legacy.

Spink’s death last month at the age of 45 has left many members of the Hollywood community deeply shaken, both because he was still young, and because of the deep relationships he developed over his nearly two decades in the movie business. Spink’s producer credits include “The Hangover,” The “Horrible Bosses” and “The Butterfly Effect” franchises, “Vacation,” and “A History of Violence.”

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He also helped a number of prominent screenwriters break into the movie business through Benderspink, the management company he ran with Chris Bender until last year when it was dissolved. His clients included John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (“Bad Santa”), Brian Lynch (“The Secret Life of Pets”) and Eric Bress (“The Butterfly Effect”).

Spink
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'The Hangover' producer J.C. Spink dies at 45

'The Hangover' producer J.C. Spink dies at 45
Benderspink co-founder specialised in spec scripts.

J.C. Spink, executive producer of The Hangover trilogy and a producer on A History Of Violence, died on Tuesday night at his home in West Hollywood. He was 45.

No cause of death was immediately known and an autopsy has yet to be carried out.

Originally from Philadelphia, Spink co-founded the management-production company Benderspink with his partner, fellow Bucknell University graduate and fellow Zide-Perry Productions assistant Chris Bender.

The two ran the company together for 18 years, until they parted ways last year.

In their first year of operation, the producing-management duo, who specialised in spec screenplays, sold more than 20 scripts and helped set up American Pie, which grossed $235m globally.

Highlights included a first-look deal with New Line Cinema, where they set up such films as The Butterfly Effect, Monster-In-Law, and We’re The Millers.

Benderspink’s big spec sales led to the latter two films, as well as
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J.C. Spink, Manager and ‘The Hangover’ Producer, Dies at 45

J.C. Spink, Manager and ‘The Hangover’ Producer, Dies at 45
Manager and producer J.C. Spink, who founded Benderspink with Chis Bender and produced comedies like “The Hangover,” died Tuesday at his home in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Coroner confirmed to Variety. He was 45.

Spink was found unresponsive in his home by his brother and pronounced dead at 8:18 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the coroner. A cause of death has not yet been revealed. An autopsy will be conducted, and he appeared to have died of natural causes. Foul play is not currently suspected.

The relentlessly upbeat Spink was well-liked by the Hollywood community for his good humor and industriousness. Even as the spec market began to dry up in Hollywood over the past decade, Spink remained as active as ever with dozen of projects in development. And while he was known for his ability to package specs, Spink also made sure to stay busy on branded material,
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Billy Zane, Alan Ritchson, Kyle Gallner, Shaun Toub Join ‘Ghosts of War’ (Exclusive)

Billy Zane, Alan Ritchson, Kyle Gallner, Shaun Toub Join ‘Ghosts of War’ (Exclusive)
Kyle Gallner, Alan Ritchson, Billy Zane, and Shaun Toub have joined the cast of “Ghosts of War,” an upcoming psychological thriller. The film follows five American soldiers tasked with guarding a French chateau at the end of World War II. The home was previously occupied by Nazi commanders, and the soldiers soon find that there is a terrifying, supernatural force within its walls.

The actors join a cast that includes Brenton Thwaites (“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”), Theo Rossi (“Sons of Anarchy”), and Skylar Astin of the Pitch Perfect franchise. The five soldiers will be played by Thwaites, Rossi, Astin, Gallner, and Ritchson. Zane will play an undisclosed role. Toub’s character is called Mr. Helwig.

Eric Bress (“The Butterfly Effect”) writes and directs the film. Principal photography has commenced in Bulgaria. Miscellaneous Entertainment’s D. Todd Shepherd, Shelley Madison, and Joe Simpson are producing and
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Luke Cage Star Theo Rossi Will Bear Witness To The Ghosts Of War

Just as one supernatural war thriller begins to take strides toward production – yesterday brought news that Overlord, Paramount and Bad Robot’s WWII pic, had added Wyatt Russell and Fences breakout Jovan Adepo – Deadline is reporting that Luke Cage star Theo Rossi has climbed aboard Ghosts of War.

There, he’ll join Brenton Thwaites (Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales) and Skylar Astin as Kirk, a “God-fearing solider who has no problem killing Nazis but faces inexplicable paranormal events that make him tweaked and unhinged.” Those inexplicable paranormal events are the supernatural fuel driving Eric Bress’ (The Butterfly Effect) wartime thriller. Directing from his own screenplay, it’s understood the Ghosts of War will be summoned before the cameras before the year’s end, so expect one or two additional casting announcements to be made between now and then.

As for the film’s official logline, Deadline
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Her Two Loves! Amy Smart Shares Photo of Husband Carter Oosterhouse and Their ‘Lil Nugget’ Flora

Her Two Loves! Amy Smart Shares Photo of Husband Carter Oosterhouse and Their ‘Lil Nugget’ Flora
Amy Smart‘s 2017 is continuing to bring her joy.

The actress and her husband Carter Oosterhouse welcomed their first child, daughter Flora, the day after Christmas. And luckily for her Instagram followers, they’re getting to see how cute little Flora is as she grows.

Good morning from this lil nugget,” Smart, 40, wrote alongside a Wednesday snap of Oosterhouse, 40, and their baby girl, looking into the lens as her dad gazes down lovingly at her sweet face.

“2 months old and getting some pretty yummy cheeks,” added The Butterfly Effect star of her dark-haired daughter.

Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements,
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The Ghosts Of War Will Haunt Pirates 5 Star Brenton Thwaites

The up-and-coming Brenton Thwaites has developed a taste for supernatural action.

On May 26th, the Aussie actor will be part of the star-studded crew to feature in Disney’s Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, a suitably swashbuckling sequel that finds Captian Jack Sparrow hunted to within an inch of his life by Salazar, an undead pirate played with great menace by the great Javier Bardem. Thwaites is attached to the part of Henry, a young man traversing the high seas in search of his missing father.

Looking further afield and Variety is reporting that Brenton Thwaites has come attached to decidedly different breed of supernatural action. It’s called Ghosts of War, and follows “five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this respite quickly descends into madness when they
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Brenton Thwaites to star in supernatural thriller Ghosts of War

Australian actor Brenton Thwaites is set to star in Ghosts of War, a new supernatural thriller from writer-director Eric Bress (The Butterfly Effect, The Final Destination), Variety has revealed.

The film will follow “five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield.”

Thwaites has recently wrapped the drama An Interview with God and zom-com Office Uprising, and will next be seen alongside Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Javier Bardem in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Actor Brenton Thwaites to Star in Thriller ‘Ghosts of War’

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Actor Brenton Thwaites to Star in Thriller ‘Ghosts of War’
Brenton Thwaites, who will star in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” has boarded the thriller “Ghosts of War.”

The Butterfly Effect” and “The Final Destination” helmer Eric Bress will direct the film= from his own script.

Miscellaneous Entertainment’s D. Todd Shepherd, Joe Simpson, and Shelley Madison are producing and financing the project. Adrian Jayasinha will also executive produce.

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Highland Film Group will handle international sales and introduce the movie to buyers this week at the Berlin Film Festival’s European Film Market. CAA will represent the North America rights.

Ghosts of War” follows five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French chateau near the end of World War II. Formerly occupied by the Nazi high command, this respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy far more
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Brenton Thwaites to Star in Psychological Thriller 'Ghosts of War'

Brenton Thwaites to Star in Psychological Thriller 'Ghosts of War'
Brenton Thwaites is set to lead Ghosts of War.

The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star will topline the supernatural psychological thriller to be launched to international buyers at Efm in Berlin by the Highland Film Group.

The indie from Miscellaneous Entertainment is based on an original script by Eric Bress (The Butterfly Effect), who will also direct. Ghosts of War follows five battle-hardened American soldiers assigned to hold a French chateau near the end of World War II.

Thwaites will play Chris Goodson, a brilliant strategist plagued by battle fatigue. Miscellaneous Entertainment’s D. Todd Shepherd,...
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Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perception

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Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionGroundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionAdriana Floridia2/2/2017 10:30:00 Am

Today is Groundhog Day, where the myth lives on that a groundhog who sees his shadow will doom us to a longer winter than we deserve. Then there is Harold RamisGroundhog Day, the film in which Bill Murray’s weatherman, Phil Connors mysteriously finds himself living the same day over and over again. On a traditional level the movie is a comedy, but it actually touches upon some really dark philosophical themes. It’s estimated by the filmmakers that Phil lives the same day for 10 years.

In honour of Groundhog Day, we’re taking a look back at ten other films that deal with time, memory, dreams, and repeated experiences. While there may be no film that tackles the topic as precisely as Groundhog Day, these
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Natalie Portman Reveals Extent Of The Gender Pay Gap In Hollywood

Natalie Portman is arguably one of the most respected actresses working in film today. Aside from having the giant franchises of both Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe on her resume, she has a lengthy list of impressive titles whose cast lists bear name – beginning with the remarkable Leon back in 1994, when she was just 11 years of age. So, as she promotes her latest project – the award-winning Jackie – we pay close attention when Portman draws back the curtain to reveal the reality about the gender pay gap, using her 2011 film No Strings Attached as an example.

“I knew and I went along with it because there’s this thing with ‘quotes’ in Hollywood. His

was three times higher than mine, so they said he should get three times more. I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been. I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain,
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Horror Highlights: Wolf Creek Series, Patient Seven, Hell House LLC

Pop TV's new behind-the-scenes video for the Wolf Creek series shows "all the games Mick Taylor plays." Also in this morning's Horror Highlights are Redbox release details for Patient Seven and two clips and a trailer for Hell House LLC.

Wolf Creek Series Behind-the-Scenes Video: "Inspired by one of the most terrifying, cult movie franchises ever released in theaters, episode 2 of the six-part television event, Wolf Creek, premiere[d] exclusively on Pop [on] October 21 at 10:00 Pm, Et/Pt."

"Pop’s limited series event--inspired by one of the "25 best horror movies since 2000" (Av Squad), one of the "100 Best Horror films" (Time Out) and one of the "25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining" (Vulture)--is an intense psychological thriller [that premiered on] Friday, October 14, at 10/9c. It stars John Jarratt as killer Mick Taylor, wreaking havoc in the Australian Outback except, this time, things are different. The series turns an entire genre on its head
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