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Monday, October 31, 2011


This post contains all the news, trailers, movie clips, DVD/Blu-Ray releases and many more, that you may have missed in the last seven days, arranged in an accessible manner. Just browse and click the article titles you want to read. Read the full article to check out the weekly summary.


Happy Halloween, dear readers ! In case you've missed them this past week, here are the Halloween reviews I've posted throughout the past seven days :



Sunday, October 30, 2011





RED 2 - August 2, 2013

The sequel to the 2010 hit movie starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Mary-Louise Parker, about a gang of retired spies (Retired Extremely Dangerous) who are thrown back into the assassination game when a plot to murder them begins to surface. From what I've heard so far, the sequel will feature some of characters from the first movie, who will take their business to Europe this time.

ENDER'S GAME - March 15, 2013.

This sci-fi epic is based on the first of Orson Scott Card's Ender trilogy books. The movie is produced Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman ("Transformers", "Star Trek"). Here is a synopsis for the novel :
"In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race’s next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew “Ender” Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn’t make the cut—young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender’s skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender’s two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If, that is, the world survives."

BROKEN CITY - January 18, 2013

"Broken City" is a noir drama directed by Allen Hughes ("The Book of Eli", "From Hell"). The story focuses on a New York detective (Mark Wahlberg), hired by the mayor (Russel Crowe) to find out the identity of his wife's lover. When the lover is found dead, things start to complicate for the detective, who find himself knee-deep in one of those noir conspiracies. The movie also stars Catherine Zeta Jones as the mayor's unfaithful wife.

MAGIC MIKE - June 29, 2012

Steven Soderbergh returns to comedy for "Magic Mike", a movie about a male stripper (Alex Pettyfer), which is based in part on Channing Tatum's days as a stripper. Tatum will play Pettyfer's mentor in the movie. Also starring are Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Gabriel Iglesias, Adam Rodriguez and Olivia Munn.



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Official Synopsis: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. Part twisted entertainment, part government intimidation tactic, the Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Drama

Release Date: March 23, 2012 (US)

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Official Synopsis: Director Brad Bird and Producer J.J. Abrams bring us the action packed, entertainment event of the holiday season with MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL. This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization’s name. No help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Paula Patton, Simon Pegg, Josh Holloway, Tom Wilkinson, Ving Rhames, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor

Director: Brad Bird ("Ratatouille", "The Incredibles")

Screenplay: Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec ("Alias")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: December 21, 2011 (US)



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Official Synopsis: Visionary director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall) and producers Gianni Nunnari (300), Mark Canton (300) and Ryan Kavanaugh (The Fighter) unleash an epic tale of treachery, vengeance and destiny in Immortals, a stylish and spectacular 3-D adventure. As a power-mad king razes ancient Greece in search of a legendary weapon, a heroic young villager rises up against him in a thrilling quest as timeless as it is powerful. The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Henry Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Freida Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man’s future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

Release Date: November 11, 2011 (US)



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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Official Synopsis: In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child… which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). With more of the romance, passion, intrigue and action that made Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse worldwide blockbusters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling book series, begins the conclusion of the tale of vampire love, boundless friendship, acceptance, and finding your true self.

Stephenie Meyer is a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The translation rights for her four Twilight novels have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 116 million copies have been sold worldwide. Her books have been on the bestseller list for over 142 weeks, and counting.

Release Date: November 18, 2011 (US)

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Official Synopsis: Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty.

Genre: Adventure, Mystery, Thriller

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Director: Guy Ritchie ("Sherlock Holmes", "Snatch", "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels")

Screenplay: Michele Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney

Release Date: December 16, 2011 (US)

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Official Synopsis: After years of growing apart, Harold Lee and Kumar Patel have replaced each other with new friends and are preparing for their respective Yuletide celebrations. But when a mysterious package mistakenly arrives at Kumar’s door on Christmas Eve, his attempt to redirect it to Harold’s house ends with the “high grade” contents — and Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree — going up in smoke. With his in-laws out of the house for the day, Harold decides to cover his tracks, rather than come clean. Reluctantly embarking on another ill-advised journey with Kumar through New York City, their search for the perfect replacement tree takes them through party heaven — and almost blows Christmas Eve sky high.

Genre: Comedy

Release Date: November 4, 2011 (US)

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Official Synopsis : Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots.

Official Synopsis : Set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England, Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds such as Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, and Sigmund Freud, namely: who actually created the body of work credited to William Shakespeare? Experts have debated, books have been written, and scholars have devoted their lives to protecting or debunking theories surrounding the authorship of the most renowned works in English literature. Anonymous poses one possible answer, focusing on a time when scandalous political intrigue, illicit romances in the Royal Court, and the schemes of greedy nobles lusting for the power of the throne were brought to light in the most unlikely of places: the London stage.

Official Synopsis : When Will Salas is falsely accused of murder, he must figure out a way to bring down a system where time is money - literally - enabling the wealthy to live forever while the poor, like Will, have to beg, borrow, and steal enough minutes to make it through another day.

Official Synopsis : Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson. Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). Sanderson is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen's financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.

Friday, October 28, 2011



"Saw" is one of the longest-running horror series in cinema history, arguably overstaying its welcome, but growing to become a worldwide phenomenon with legions of fans and a brand new iconic villain who earned his place right alongside the likes of Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. Below you will find the full collection of "Entertainment Factor" reviews (with links to the complete posts) for all the seven movies in the series :



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Official Synopsis: From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the 3D-CG feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a 12-year-old as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic youth who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Audrey, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O’Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is the third feature created by Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Hop).

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family

Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Betty White

Director: Chris Renaud ("Despicable Me"), Kyle Balda

Screenplay: Ken Daurio & Cinco Paul ("Hop", "Horton Hears a Who!", based on Dr. Seuss' book

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: March 2, 2012 (US)



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Official Synopsis: In The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson), plus those they love, must deal with the chain of consequences brought on by a marriage, honeymoon, and the tumultuous birth of a child… which brings an unforeseen and shocking development for Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). With more of the romance, passion, intrigue and action that made Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse worldwide blockbusters, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling book series, begins the conclusion of the tale of vampire love, boundless friendship, acceptance, and finding your true self.

Stephenie Meyer is a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The translation rights for her four Twilight novels have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 116 million copies have been sold worldwide. Her books have been on the bestseller list for over 142 weeks, and counting.

Release Date: November 18, 2011 (US)



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Official Synopsis: On vacation in Los Angeles, Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and his friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) from Smalltown, USA, discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater and drill for the oil recently discovered beneath the Muppets’ former stomping grounds. To stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater, Walter, Mary and Gary help Kermit reunite the Muppets, who have all gone their separate ways: Fozzie now performs with a Reno casino house band called the Moopets, Miss Piggy is a plus-size fashion editor at Vogue Paris, Animal is in a Santa Barbara clinic for anger management, and Gonzo is a high-powered plumbing magnate.

Genre: Comedy

Starring: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Mila Kunis, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones, Neil Patrick Harris, Zach Galifianakis, Jack Black, Selena Gomez, John Krasinski, Danny Trejo, Katy Perry, Ricky Gervais, Whoopi Goldberg

Director: James Bobin (creator of TV series "The Flight of the Conchords", writer "Da Ali G Show")

Screenplay: Jason Segel & Nicholas Stoller (screenplay "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"), based on characters created by Jim Henson.

Rated PG for some mild rude humor

Release Date: November 23, 2011 (US)



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Thursday, October 27, 2011


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Official Synopsis: This is not just another mission. The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot. Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization’s name. No help, no contact, off the grid. You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this.

Genre: Action, Adventure

Release Date: December 21, 2011 (US)




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Official Synopsis: The sprawling favelas that surround Rio de Janeiro are some of the most dangerous places in the world… and it’s Captain Nascimento’s job to take down the gangs that run them. Although his methods are violent, he’s very good at his job. When he’s promoted to a powerful government position, he thinks he’ll finally be able to finish the job- but instead finds out that he’s only made things easier for the dirty cops and corrupt politicians that are truly running the show. From the director of BUS 174 and the Oscar-nominated writer of CITY OF GOD, ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN will not only thrill you in the theater, but have you thinking after you leave.

Genre: Action, Drama, Crime

Starring: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

Director: José Padilha ("Elite Squad")

Screenplay: José Padilha, Bráulio Mantovani ("City of God")

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: TBA



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"Life's Too Short" is a new british comedy series created by and starring Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, who are playing themselves. The show focuses on Warwick Davis ("Leprechaun"), also playing himself, and his day-to-day struggles and it will feature a lot of guest stars, just like Ricky Gervais' previous series "Extras". The first to appear on the show is Johnny Depp, so a clip surfaced online, where Depp rips Ricky a new one for his infamous wise-cracking at the Golden Globes. Enjoy !



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Official Synopsis: Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suave and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.

Release Date: October 28, 2011 (US)



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Wednesday, October 26, 2011



A few days ago we got the news that the ambitious adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" was finally green-lit by Universal, with Ron Howard directing and Javier Bardem in the lead role. It took a little budget trimming to get the deal done, but fans can finally rest easy. Today, further details started to surface. Producer Brian Grazer, in an MTV interview, stated that while he and Howard are still figuring out the particulars of developing the three movies, the TV series, which will fill in the gaps in between movies, will begin production in HBO's creative environment. This is very good news, because cable has always been a medium that allows virtually unrestricted levels of violence, sex and profanity. Although I have a feeling that over-the-top violence won't matter if the series fails to entertain, it's nice to know that they won't be cutting stuff out like they did with "The Stand".



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Official Synopsis: Throughout his extraordinary career, Academy Award-wining director Martin Scorsese has brought his unique vision and dazzling gifts to life in a series of unforgettable films. This holiday season the legendary storyteller invites you to join him on a thrilling journey to a magical world with his first-ever 3-D film, based on Brian Selznick’s award-winning, imaginative New York Times best-seller, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” HUGO is the astonishing adventure of a wily and resourceful boy whose quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father will transform Hugo and all those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home.

Genre: Adventure, Family, Drama

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Johnny Depp, Michael Pitt, Jude Law, Christopher Lee, Emily Mortimer, Ben Kingsley, Ray Winstone, Sacha Baron Cohen

Director: Martin Scorsese ("Gangs of New York", "The Aviator")

Screenplay: John Logan ("Gladiator", "The Last Samurai"), based on the book by Brian Selznick

Rated PG for mild thematic material, some action/peril and smoking

Release Date: November 23, 2011 (US)



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Official Synopsis: In The Pirates! Band of Misfits, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Starring: Salma Hayek, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, David Tennant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Imelda Staunton, Martin Freeman, Jeremy Piven

Director: Peter Lord ("Chicken Run"), Jeff Newitt

Screenplay: Gideon Defoe, based on his own book

Not Yet Rated

Release Date: March 30, 2012 (US)



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Synopsis: A horror-thriller set on 11:11 on the 11th day of the 11th month and concerning a entity from another world that enters the earthly realm through Heaven's 11th gate.

Genre: Horror

Starring: Timothy Gibbs, Michael Landes, Denis Rafter, Wendy Glenn

Director: Darren Lynn Bousman ("Saw II-IV", "Repo! The Genetic Opera")

Screenplay: Darren Lynn Bousman

Rated R

Release Date: November 11, 2011 (US)



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Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Official Synopsis: The Son of No One is a police thriller about a young cop who is assigned to a precinct in the Queens neighborhood where he grew up. To provide for his wife and ailing daughter, he works hard to keep his life on track. But this life is threatened when a dark secret bubbles to the surface. An anonymous source reveals new information about the unsolved murder of two boys and a possible police cover-up, setting off a chain of events that rattles the neighborhood.

Release Date: November 4, 2011 (US)

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Official Synopsis: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian.

Genre: Thriller, Drama

Release Date: December 21, 2011 (US)




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Official Synopsis: Opening in theaters on November 4, the comedy caper is about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the ultimate revenge: a heist to reclaim what he took from them.

Release Date: November 4, 2011 (US)

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, Casey Affleck, Michael Pena, Alan Alda, Gabourey Sidibe

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Monday, October 24, 2011


A while back, Universal pulled the plug on the epic three movie and two TV series adaptation of Stephen King's "The Dark Tower". Ron Howard was set to direct and Javier Bardem to star in the lead role. Production was delayed until the studio finally decided to stop it for good because they had issues with the estimated budget. Now, much like Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger", which was resurrected after severe budget cuts, "The Dark Tower" seems to have reached a similarly favorable decision from Universal. According to producer Brian Grazer, in a recent interview :
"We found a way to cut out $45 million out of the budget without changing the scope and actually giving it a good ending,” Grazer said, suggesting a heavily re-worked approach. “In the $140 million draft, the ending wasn’t quite as satisfying. Now, we’ve got $45 million, $50 million out of the way and a really satisfying ending. It’s gonna get made."

"The Dark Tower" is a series of seven (soon to be eight) novels written by Stephen King. The first of the books, called "The Gunslinger" follows a man named Roland Deschain in his quest to discover the Dark Tower, a fabled building said to be the nexus of all universes. Ronald is part of an ancient order called gunslingers and the world he inhabits, which is somewhat similar to the American Old West, is undergoing a series of strange changes as nations are torn apart by war.



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Official Synopsis: N/A

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels

Director: George Lucas

Screenplay: George Lucas

Rated PG for sci-fi action/violence

Release Date: February 10, 2012 (3D re-release)



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This post contains all the news, trailers, movie clips, DVD/Blu-Ray releases and many more, that you may have missed in the last seven days, arranged in an accessible manner. Just browse and click the article titles you want to read. Read the full article to check out the weekly summary.