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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Rock Dog”

Rock Dog is the story of a young sheepdog that wants to be a musician. His father obviously doesn’t approve since sheepdogs are supposed to be protectors, and becoming a musician is not what they were made for. However when an accident in the village occurs due to Bodi’s lack of focus the village elder suggest that Bodi take a trip to the city and see about fulfilling his dream. His father of course doesn’t approve yet again, but grants Bodi’s wish under one condition, that he quit music altogether if he fails. Despite a few mishaps in the city

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Rock Dog
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The Top Uses of Foo Fighters Music in Movies or TV

I can still remember getting a Foo Fighter’s CD for a birthday or something and thinking “who the heck are these guys?”. They hadn’t even gotten that popular yet when their first CD landed, but it wasn’t too long after that they managed to capture the attention of music fans everywhere. The main draw at first was Dave Grohl since he formed it as a one-man band initially before forming the group that would eventually be seen as one of Seattle’s greatest bands ever. 5. Rock Dog-Learn to Fly Finding your own inner fire is a part of what music

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'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October

'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October
Debuting 35 years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 hopes to get October off to a good start on the heels of record numbers this past September. And while the sci-fi drama is looking for big numbers, Fox is delivering some counter-programming in the survival story The Mountain Between Us, Lionsgate is releasing the animated feature My Little Pony and Focus expands the release of Victoria and Abdul nationwide. Blade Runner 2049 and its reported, $150 million price tag, will debut in 4,058 North American theaters (third widest all-time) this weekend while Sony and partner Alcon Entertainment will deliver the film worldwide. Industry expectations are for a $100 million debut globally, with approximately 50% of that coming from the domestic opening as industry forecasts range from $45-55 million. From a comparison standpoint, focusing on films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Prometheus make good sense given the 30 years between films in the Mad Max
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Review: Rock Dog (2016)

In the Himalayan village of Snow Mountain, Khampa (J.K. Simmons) is a Tibetan Mastiff. A descendant warrior dog whose role in the village is to protect the local sheep population from the wolves. As a tradition which has been handed down from father to son, Khampa naturally wants his son to follow in his footsteps. But his son Bodi (Luke Wilson) has other ideas about his future. After discovering a radio which is dropped by a passing aeroplane, Bodi hears rock music for the first time, in particular a rock star cat Angus Scattergood (Eddie Izzard). Inspired by the music and the inspirational words of Angus, Bodi realises his calling, he wants to pursue his own dream of becoming a Rock Star.

Rock Dog is based on Zheng Jun’s graphic novel Tibetan Rock Dog and follows a familiar philosophy of following your dream. It may not be the most original idea,
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David Arquette, Jenna Ortega to Star in Elephant Drama ‘Saving Flora’

David Arquette, Jenna Ortega to Star in Elephant Drama ‘Saving Flora’
David Arquette, Jenna Ortega, Tom Arnold, Leonor Varela, and a veteran performing elephant named Tai are starring in the independent family drama “Saving Flora,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Production has begun in Los Angeles with British TV commercial veteran Mark Taylor directing. Producers are Amber Wang (“Rock Dog”), Fj ProductionsFabio Golombek (“Experimenter,” “Like Sunday Like Rain”), and Brad Billington (“Professional Affair,” “Lethal Cowboy”).
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Rock Dog review – off-key Sing knock-off makes up the numbers

A guitar-playing Tibetan mastiff must prove himself in this shonky, haphazard animation that clearly couldn’t afford to get Jack Black involved

This makeweight, narratively haphazard digimation synthesises Kung Fu Panda and School of Rock, without going to the expense of hiring Jack Black. Guitar-toting Tibetan mastiff Bodi’s protection of a mountain sheep community proceeds via riffs and lifts: a furry Zootropolis-like menagerie, a robot knock-off of Wall-e and a Poundland reduction of the Sing songbook. (A few seconds of Foo Fighters and – unexpectedly – Radiohead is all we get.)

Going solo with shaky material, ex-Pixar man Ash Brannon (Toy Story 2) composes the odd amusing sight gag, but homogenises his notionally eastern backdrop terribly: compared with the artistry of last year’s Kubo and the Two Strings, Rock Dog is like the hastily assembled toy in a Happy Meal.

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Rock Dog Review

Author: Stefan Pape

Blending the coming-of-age formula with a musical journey makes for a fitting collaboration. During those formative years, when we as teenagers attempt to discover exactly who we are and how we fit into this world, our own quest is often enriched, and illustrated by a soundtrack, as our change in mentality and outlook is matched by our musical choices, constantly discovering new sounds, bands and artists that change our own perception of the world we inhabit. Then there’s the social element, epitomised in Almost Famous – in how this art-form brings us together with other likeminded individuals – and this is what lays down the foundations for Ash Brannon’s animation Rock Dog to thrive off, steeped in relatable themes. Only difference is, our protagonist is a dog.

Luke Wilson leads this all-star ensemble voicing the aforementioned hero Bodi (Luke Wilson) who is determined to impress his father
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‘Logan’ Still No. 1 as ‘Shack,’ ‘Fist Fight’ Bow on Disc Charts

‘Logan’ Still No. 1 as ‘Shack,’ ‘Fist Fight’ Bow on Disc Charts
Logan,” the latest in the “X-Men” franchise, remained at No. 1 for the second consecutive week on both national home video sales charts for the week that ended June 4.

The Marvel Comics superhero film from 20th Century Fox defended the top spot on the sales charts from dozens of newcomers, only two of which managed to make it into the top 5.

The newly released “The Shack,” a psychological drama from Lionsgate, rode its $57.4 million domestic box office gross to a No. 2 debut, also on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

Another new release, the Warner Bros. comedy “Fist Fight,” bowed at No. 3 on the overall disc sales chart and at No. 4 on the Blu-ray Disc chart. The film earned about $33 million in theaters.

“The Shack” sold nearly 90% as many discs as “Logan,” Npd research shows,
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‘Logan,’ ‘Great Wall’ and ‘Get Out’ Debut in Top Three Spots on Disc Sales Charts

Three new releases captured the three top spots on the national home video sales charts the week ended May 28 as the traditional start-of-summer flurry of new DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases continues.

Twentieth Century Fox’s “Logan” easily snagged the No. 1 spot on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart. The 10th installment in the Marvel superhero “X-Men” franchise was billed as the last appearance of Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart in their roles as Wolverine and Professor X, and grossed $226 million at the domestic box office.

Universal Pictures’ “The Great Wall,” a theatrical underperformer ($45 million) that was criticized for the casting of a non-Asian (Matt Damon) in the lead role, debuted at No. 2 on both charts.

Another Universal Pictures release, the critically hailed psychological horror film “Get Out,” rode its $175 domestic box office gross to a No.
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'John Wick: Chapter 2' Comes Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Great Wall (action-adventure; Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe; rated PG-13) Get Out (horror-suspense directed by Jordan Peele; Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford; rated R) Rock Dog (animated; voices: J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson; rated PG) Logan (sci-fi action-drama; Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Elise Neal; rated R) The Shack (drama; Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer; rated PG-13) Buster’s Mal...

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Giveaway: Win ‘Rock Dog’ on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital (5 Winners)

The term "rock dog" takes on a quite literal meaning in the new animated film from Lionsgate, Rock Dog, starring the voices of J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, Lewis Black and Kenan Thompson. The family-friendly adventure comes to Blu-ray and DVD on May 23rd marking its home video debut.

We have teamed up with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to offer five lucky readers each a copy of Rock Dog on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo.

For a chance to win simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician,
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Rock Dog Blu-ray

Rock Out with an All-Star Cast in this Laugh-Out-Loud Musical Family Adventure on Digital HD May 9th and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 23rd!

From Academy Award-nominated writer-director Ash Brannon (Best Animated Feature Film, Surf’s Up, 2007) comes the heartwarming and hilarious family film Rock Dog, on Digital HD May 9th and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 23rd from Lionsgate. The music-filled adventure about a dog’s quest to fulfill his dream features an all-star cast, including J.K. Simmons (Zootopia), Luke Wilson (Old School), Eddie Izzard (Cars 2), Lewis Black (Inside Out), and Kenan Thompson (The Smurfs 2).

Now you can own Get Out 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 co-starring Luke Wilson? (mine is The Royal Tennenbaums!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

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Film Review: ‘Whisky Galore!’

Film Review: ‘Whisky Galore!’
“No alcohol was consumed during the making of this film,” quip the closing credits of “Whisky Galore!” — a cute enough joke, though after watching this innocuous, unmemorable remake of the 1949 Ealing Studios classic, one can’t help thinking the filmmakers should have imbibed a little. Oddly stiff where Alexander Mackendrick’s original village farce was infectiously tipsy, Gillies MacKinnon’s interpretation is twee, tweedy and rather timid about putting its own stamp on a now-quaint story — in which a Scottish island community, run dry of its most beloved spirit through Second World War rationing, must outwit the British Home Guard to secure fresh supplies of the boozy liquid gold. There’s little to dislike about this second shot of “Whisky,” with its appealing ensemble and hat-in-hand approach to the Ealing playbook; there’s just equally little reason for it to exist.

Though nominally an update, this “Whisky Galore!” — which has weathered a long,
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Rock Dog On Digital HD May 9th and on Blu-ray & DVD May 23rd

Rock Out with an All-Star Cast in this Laugh-Out-Loud Musical Family Adventure on Digital HD May 9th and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 23rd!

From Academy Award-nominated writer-director Ash Brannon (Best Animated Feature Film, Surf’s Up, 2007) comes the heartwarming and hilarious family film Rock Dog, on Digital HD May 9th and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand May 23rd from Lionsgate. The music-filled adventure about a dog’s quest to fulfill his dream features an all-star cast, including J.K. Simmons (Zootopia), Luke Wilson (Old School), Eddie Izzard (Cars 2), Lewis Black (Inside Out), and Kenan Thompson (The Smurfs 2).

When a radio falls from the sky into the hands of a wide-eyed Tibetan Mastiff, he leaves home to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician, setting into motion a series of completely unexpected events.

A film the whole family will want to jam to, the Rock Dog home entertainment
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5 Great Films New to Movies On Demand in May 2017, Including ‘Logan,’ ‘Get Out’ and ‘Raw’ — IndieWire on Demand

5 Great Films New to Movies On Demand in May 2017, Including ‘Logan,’ ‘Get Out’ and ‘Raw’ — IndieWire on Demand
[Editor’s Note: This post is presented in partnership with Movies on Demand. Catch up on the latest films On Demand here.]

Movies on Demand has another month of audience favorites in store, including some of the most popular titles of the year so far. Check out five of our favorite films from the upcoming month below, as well as the full list of great movies available throughout May.

1) “I Am Not Your Negro” (Available May 2)

Raoul Peck’s documentary about the life and work of James Baldwin is a stunning tribute to the writer’s vital work. Even thirty years after his death, Baldwin’s words still cut to the heart of issues confronting American society. With performances of Baldwin’s writing from narrator Samuel L. Jackson, Peck provides a deeply human gateway to understanding the achievements and contributions of a man who still has much to say about how our country understands race.

2) “The Salesman” (Available May 2)

Somewhat lost in the weeks of Oscars aftermath is the recognition of director Asghar Farhadi’s latest film,
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How ‘The Boss Baby’ Became Top Dog at the Box Office

Release dates are sometimes more interesting than their movies.

The simple answer for how a movie like The Boss Baby opens at number one is that it’s a major studio animated feature debuting in late March. Specific to this movie, however, there are certain special circumstances, like Beauty and the Beast finally dropping enough to give something else a shot and Ghost in the Shell being a flop, possibly due to its whitewashing casting controversy and possibly just due to its just not being very good.

March is a tricky month for movie releases. With Easter having an unfixed date falling either in March or April, there’s sometimes a holiday weekend, albeit not one typically known for moviegoing. Also, much of America’s children have a spring break, yet there’s no uniformity from county to county within any given state let alone across the country (many states and school districts also wait until April
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Before I Fall: Director Ry Russo-Young on the Inspirational Drama

For many years, filmmaker Ry Russo-Young was hustling on the indie circuit both as an actor and as a writer/director with her well-received second movie You Won’t Miss Me famously not being released until nearly two years after it premiered at Sundance. Its release was predicated on by winning the less-than-coveted Gotham Award for “Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.” (It actually beat La La Land director Damian Chazelle’s first movie for that award, too!)

Her fourth movie Before I Fall, adapted from Lauren Oliver’s popular young adult novel, is a giant step forward for Russo-Young in terms of tackling someone else’s material and a movie she didn’t write.

It stars Zoey Deutch (Everybody Wants Some) as Samantha Kingston, a typical high school student who hangs out with the popular girls, who are constantly tormenting a strange classmate named Juliet Sykes
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Logan: Director James Mangold on His Second Wolverine Movie

These days, it feels like a director returning to do another installment of a comic book movie is a rarity, but that’s especially true for James Mangold, whose teaming with Hugh Jackman for 2013’s The Wolverine was quite a departure for a filmmaker who had already made a legit Western (3:10 to Zuma) and an Oscar-winning film (Walk the Line).

What Mangold did in The Wolverine, as far as dealing with that character’s history in Japan, Logan does with “Old Man Logan,” which was also meant to be the very last Wolverine story. The film follows Logan, Patrick Stewart’s now somewhat senile Charles Xavier, and a young girl named Laura (Dafne Keen), who has a lot in common with Logan, on a journey to find the girl a safe haven as one of the few mutants in a world where most of them have already been wiped out.
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Weekend Box Office: 'Get Out' Has Great Opening Weekend

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2017-02-27T06:52:38-08:00Weekend Box Office: 'Get Out' Has Great Opening Weekend

Jordan Peele's horror satire Get Out outperformed expectations this weekend to win the first-place spot with ease. With a weekend take of $30.5 million, the film grossed half again as much as even the most enthusiastic predictions, and it left all other competing films in the dust.

The second-place film, The Lego Batman Movie, was the only other movie to take in more than $10 over the weekend. It earned $19 million and took unchallenged possession of second place. The animated family film had been the number-one movie for each of the past two weekends.

For those two past weekends, the second-place film had been Fifty Shades Darker, but that movie faded significantly this weekend, earning just $7.7 million and dropping to fifth place. Hold-overs John Wick: Chapter 2 and The Great Wall moved past
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Cinemaholics Episode #3: Get Out, Razzie Winners And The Batman

This week on We Got This Covered’s Cinemaholics, hosts Jon Negroni and Will Ashton talk about Get Out, the directorial debut of Jordan Peele, and also do some quick reviews for I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, Rock Dog, Fences and A United Kingdom.

Elsewhere, they give a rundown of the Razzie winners and discuss some new Dceu confirmations from Warner Bros. in relation to The Batman and the upcoming standalone Nightwing movie. Finally, the Cinemaholics finish up with a special version of the Oscars, where they pick their own winners for some of the biggest categories.

For more, here are the links to everything that’s discussed this week, as well as the show notes:

The Razzie award winners Warner Bros. confirms Ben Affleck is still Batman Warner Bros. announces Nightwing movie and director Matt Donato’s Get Out review

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