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Friday, May 25, 2018

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Disney and Lucasfilm's highly anticipated Star Wars spinoff "Solo: A Star Wars Story" opens in theaters today and it's the only new wide release this week. Other limited releases that might be worth checking out are "How to Talk to Girls at Parties", the biopic "Mary Shelley" and James Franco's sci-fi thriller "Future World"

Synopses, details, critical/audience reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.

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As "Solo: A Star Wars Story" rolled into theaters today, a report by the Hollywood Reporter reveals that "Logan" and "Walk the Line" helmer James Mangold is set to write and direct an upcoming "Star Wars" spinoff movie that will focus on bounty hunter Boba Fett. The screenplay is rumored to be written by Simon Kinberg ("The Martian", "X-Men: Days of Future Past"). Along with "Solo", the film will be a part of the studio's lineup of "Star Wars" origin stories that will also include an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, which might be directed by Stephen Daldry ("The Hours").

Boba Fett was introduced in the original trilogy's "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi". The character was a notorious Mandalorian bounty hunter who worked for the Empire and Jabba the Hutt and was hired to capture Han Solo. A first attempt at exploring his origin story was made in 2002's "Attack of the Clones". British actor Jeremy Bulloch played Fett in the classic films.

Mangold is also set to direct Christian Bale and Matt Damon in the biopic "Ford vs Ferrari", and will also helm the drama "Crenshaw" based on Katherine Applegate's novel of the same name.







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Today we have new trailers for:
  • The sequel "Sicario: Day of the Soldado" starring Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro.
  • The darkly comic western thriller "The Sisters Brothers" starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly.
  • Paul Feig's "A Simple Favor", an adaptation of Darcey Bell's best-selling novel starring Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively.
  • The Blumhouse sci-fi thriller "Upgrade" directed by Leigh Whannell.
  • The Fred Rogers documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?".

Watch all the new trailers after the jump.

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The six-part Australian miniseries "Picnic at Hanging Rock" is an adaptation of the 1967 novel of the same name written by Joan Lindsay. A previous adaptation was produced in 1975 for the big screen and it was directed by Peter Weir.

The story is set in 1900 and follows the mysterious disappearance of three schoolgirls and their governesses while on an outing to Hanging Rock on Valentines Day. The cast features Natalie Dormer, Samara Weaving, Madeleine Madden, Yael Stone, Lily Sullivan, Lola Bessis and Harrison Gilbertson.

"Picnic at Hanging Rock" premiered in Australia via Showcase on May 6, 2018, and will be released in the United States by Amazon Video on May 25, 2018.

Find out more about the miniseries after the jump.

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"Solo: A Star Wars Story" is a new entry in Disney's series of Star Wars anthology/spinoff movies, and an origin story for legendary space rogue Han Solo, played by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy.

Alden Ehrenreich stars as young, aspiring pilot Han, who embarks on a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, and in the process meets his future copilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and equally famous frenemy Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover).

The film is directed by Ron Howard ("Apollo 13", "A Beautiful Mind"), replacing Phil Lord and Christopher Miller who left the project citing "creative differences". The cast also features Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Linda Hunt, Jon Favreau, Warwick Davis and Paul Bettany.

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" opened in theaters on May 25, 2018, and received a mixed reception from both critics and moviegoers. The film is expected to top the Memorial Day Weekend at the box-office with over $130 million.

Find out more about the movie after the jump.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Video Game Description: FOX n FORESTS is a 2D action platformer with RPG and puzzle elements inspired by the glorious days of 16-bit! Switch between various seasons on the fly, shoot and slash with your magic melee crossbow and snatch loot to unveil the mystery of the 5th seasons. A thrilling pixel art fable with rewarding super secrets, screen filling bosses and thriving exploration. This is 16-bit how you remember it!

Genre: Action, Adventure, RPG

Publisher: EuroVideo Medien

Developer: Bonus Level Entertainment, Independent Arts Software

Rating: E for Everyone 10 and Older (Fantasy Violence)

Find out more about this video game after the jump.

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Product Description: Marina and Orlando are in love and planning their future, when one night Orlando suddenly falls ill and passes away. Instead of being able to mourn her lover, Marina is treated with suspicion by authorities and with disdain by his family. She is forbidden to attend his funeral and thrown out of the apartment they shared. Marina is a trans woman and for most of Orlando’s family, her sexual identity is a perversion. So she must battle the very same forces that she has spent a lifetime fighting just to become the woman she is now – a complex, strong, forthright and fantastic. In Spanish with English subtitles.


Find out more about this DVD/Blu-ray release after the jump.

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Product Description: In this stop-motion animated comedy set in prehistoric times, a tribe of primitive hunters are displaced from their homes by emissaries from a distant empire that has mastered bronze-making. However, a tribesman named Dug (voice of Eddie Redmayne) tries to win his home back by challenging the invaders to a game of soccer. Directed by Nick Park, best known as the creator of the beloved animated duo Wallace and Gromit. Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, and Richard Ayoade also lend their voices.


Find out more about this DVD/Blu-ray release after the jump.

Composer:
Alex Heffes

Total Time:
42:11

Label:
Lakeshore Records

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
May 18, 2018

Find more about the soundtrack (previews, track list) after the jump.

Composer:
Jesper Kyd
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Total Time:
93:37

Label:
Microsoft Studios Music

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
May 15, 2018

Find more about the soundtrack (previews, track list) after the jump.