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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • NIGHTCRAWLER (Open Road Films / R / Wide)
  • BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP (Clarius Entertainment / R / Wide)
  • HORNS (Radius-TWC / R / Limited)
  • SAW (Lionsgate Films / R / Wide)

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

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Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel have signed on to lead the drama "Lion" for The Weinstein Company. The film is based on a real-life story chronicled in a Vanity Fair article called "A Home at the End of Google Earth" about a five-year-old boy lost in Calcutta who’s adopted by an Australian couple. After graduating college, he decides to track down his roots using Google Earth. Patel will play the boy while Jackman and Kidman will star as the Australian couple. This is the second collaboration for Jackman and Kidman after Baz Luhrmann's "Australia", and Patel will also star alongside Jackman in Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi film "Chappie". "Lion" is currently being shopped around to distributors and it doesn't yet have a director, but surely with such actors attached to it, it shouldn't have much trouble attracting some interesting names.



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A short but very effective final trailer as well as the Empire Magazine covers for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" have been released. The first part of this final chapter in the trilogy is directed by Francis Lawrence ("Catching Fire") and it stars Jennifer Lawrence, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Evan Ross, Natalie Dormer, Mahershala Ali, Wes Chatham, Elden Henson and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" opens in theaters on November 21, 2014.

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Saving Christmas Soundtrack
Composer
Various Artists

Total Time:
43:59

Label
Reunion

Format:
CD, MP3

Release Date
October 27, 2014




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Product Description: From Zach Braff, the creator of Garden State, comes this touching and funny story about being a parent, spouse and child – all at once. Aidan Bloom (Braff), a husband and father of two, is set on pursuing his dream as an actor when his father (Mandy Patinkin) reveals he's battling a serious illness. As the announcement disrupts Aidan's day-to-day existence, his decision to homeschool his children will lead him on an unexpected journey of discovery about fulfillment and family. Co-starring Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson, Josh Gad and Donald Faison, critics call Wish I Was Here, "Excellent! Wonderful!" (Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood)

Starring: Zach Braff, Joey King, Mandy Patinkin, Kate Hudson, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene

Running Time: 106 min

Rating: R for language and some sexual content

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Special Features:
  • Feature Commentary with Co-Writer/Director/Producer Zach Braff and Co-Writer/Producer Adam Braff
  • Feature Commentary with Co-Writer/Director/Producer Zach Braff, Director of Photography Lawrence Sher, and Editor Myron Kerstein
  • Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary with Co-Writer/Director/Producer Zach Braff, Director of Photography Lawrence Sher, and Editor Myron Kerstein
  • Directing While Acting
  • Aston Martin Dealership Outtakes

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

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The first images for "Terminator: Genysis" have been released (via Entertainment Weekly), giving us a long-awaited first look at the cast of the upcoming "reset". Yeah, that's what they're calling it. Not a reboot, nor a sequel, but a "reset". The film will apparently use the original film as a foundation, as Kyle Reese will indeed travel back to 1984, but things won't play out the same way as they did in James Cameron's classic, leading to an alternate timeline. As unnecessary as that might sound it's not entirely a bad idea, I just fear it's going to be poorly executed. Anyway, they've been trying to get another Terminator movie off the ground since 2009, so I suppose they were getting desperate. After the jump you can view all the images released by EW along with some interviews that will offer more information about the plot and characters. The film stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

"Terminator: Genysis" opens in theaters on July 1, 2015.

Check out the images and interviews after the jump.

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Three new posters have been released for Ridley Scott's "Exodus: Gods and Kings". The Biblical epic chronicles the story of Moses (Christian Bale) and his rise against the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses (Joel Edgerton). The posters highlight the conflict between the two, but I'm a little disappointed at how ordinary they look. I'm sure a movie this big could afford better posters. The cast also features Aaron Paul, Ben Kingsley, Sigourney Weaver and John Turturro.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" opens in theaters on December 12th.

Check out the posters after the jump.

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You can check out the movie clips and official synopses after the jump. Here is a short description of the clips:

  • The first clip for Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, Michael Caine, David Oyelowo, Wes Bently, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, David Gyasi, Mackenzie Foy and Matt Damon. Opens in theaters on November 7th.

  • The first clip for the Alzheimer drama "Still Alice" starring Julianne Moore, Kristen Stewart and Alec Baldwin. Opens in theaters on January 16, 2015.

  • An exclusive clip for the thriller "Before I Go To Sleep" starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong. Opens in theaters on October 31st.

  • Two new clips for the drama Low Down" starring Elle Fanning, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Flea, Caleb Landry Jones and Glenn Close. The film has received a limited release in theaters.

Watch the clips after the jump.

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Two trailers and three posters have been released for the sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina". The film is "28 Days Later" writer Alex Garland's directorial debut and it stars Domhnall Gleeson as a young programmer who is selected by his reclusive employer (Oscar Isaac) to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of Ava (Alicia Vikander) a breathtaking A.I. who proves to be more deceptive than anyone thought.

"Ex Machina" opens in theaters on April 10, 2015.

Check out the trailers and posters after the jump.

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Product Description: Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." Ballard's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.

Starring: James Franco, Scott Haze, Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson

Running Time: 104 min

Rating: R for disturbing aberrant sexual content, nudity, language and some violence

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Composer
Various Artists

Total Time:
48:31

Label
Lakeshore Records

Format:
MP3

Release Date
October 28, 2014




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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Captain America Civil War Logo

Marvel is definitely not wasting time. The studio announced their full line-up of "Phase 3" movies with full titles and official release dates, as well as some new details about plot and characters. First of all, here is the full Phase 3 list:
  • Captain America: Civil War - May 6, 2016.
  • Doctor Strange - November 4, 2016.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - May 5, 2017.
  • Thor: Ragnarok - July 28, 2017.
  • Black Panther - November 3, 2017.
  • Captain Marvel - July 6, 2018.
  • Inhumans - November 2, 2018.
  • Avengers: Infinity War - Part I - May 4, 2018
  • Avengers: Infinity War - Part II - May 3, 2019

Doctor Strange Logo

If you're wondering why there's no Iron Man movie in there, that's because "Captain America: Civil War" will include Iron Man as the villain. More details on that here. All the films will be released in 3D. Also, there will be no Hulk or Black Widow solo movies.

As previously reported, Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to lead "Doctor Strange" and the film will be directed by Scott Derrickson.

Black Panther Logo

Black Panther Concept Art
"42" star Chadwick Boseman will star in "Black Panther", and the actor has signed a five-film contract with Marvel which will begin with an appearance in "Captain America: Civil War", where he will play a major part, and will continue throughout Phase 3. Marvel has also released a concept art image of the Black Panther costume which you can view on the right. The Black Panther, also known as T'Challa, is the first black superhero in mainstream comic books. The name Black Panther is actually a ceremonial title given to the chief of the Panther Tribe of an advanced African nation of Wakanda. There is a lot more to the story of this character, but it would just take too much space here, so I encourage you to take a peek at the Wikipedia page for the character if you'd like to learn more about him.

Thor Ragnarok Logo

The plot of "Thor: Ragnarok" is pretty much unknown at this point, but rumors indicate that it will focus on Stark using a sample of Thor's hair to create a clone after Thor goes missing. Kevin Feige said that Ragnarok will take place immediately after the events of "Avengers: Age of Ultron", so it's reasonable to assume that it will cause some major damage to the Avengers roster. The clone will then take a stand among those who are pro-Superhuman Registration Act, a conflict that will be at the center of "Captain America: Civil War".

Captain Marvel Logo

"Captain Marvel" has been rumored for some time, but it's now official. Producer Kevin Feige has revealed some details about the film:
"This Captain Marvel’s name is Carol Danvers. This film has been in the works almost as long as Doctor Strange or Guardians of the Galaxy before it came out, and one of the key things was figuring out what we wanted to do with it. Her adventures are very earthbound, but her powers are based in the cosmic realm."
According to Marvel.com, Carol Danvers worked her way from the Air Force Academy and the CIA, to becoming the NASA security director at Cape Canaveral. Here she encounters Captain Marvel, a Kree warrior. Danvers becomes Ms. Marvel after an explosion of a Kree Psyche-Magneton device turns her into a Kree-human hybrid. It is unknown at this point how she'll fit in with the rest of the Phase 3 films, and no actress has been selected for the part.

Avengers Infinity War

But, the coolest of the lot is the epic third installment of "The Avengers" which will be split into two movies, "Avengers: Infinity War Part I" and "Avengers: Infinity War Part II". The film will feature the villain Thanos, who will be played by Josh Brolin. Thanos has been on a quest for the six Infinity Stones which he intends to apply to the Infinity Gauntlet which will turn him into an unstoppable force. Many superheroes are expected to die, which will probably change the roster for Phase 4 to some degree. Time will tell. Until then, here's a short video teasing Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet.




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The first clip from "Avengers: Age of Ultron" has appeared online today and it features a fun little scene taking place in Tony Stark's penthouse where the Avengers are having a party that is about to get seriously crashed. The sequel's villain is Ultron (James Spader), a robot created by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) that decides humanity should be exterminated. The film also stars Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Andy Serkis, Don Cheadle, Cobie Smulders and Paul Bettany.

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.

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Eight new interactive posters for "Insurgent", the second film in "The Divergent Series", have been released today. The posters have been released throughout the day, one per hour, and the application embeded in this article after the jump contains all eight of them. To access all the posters click on the bottom-left icon (the one with the three parallel lines) after it finishes loading. The sequel stars Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James, Naomi Watts, Maggie Q, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney, Kate Winslet, Zoe Kravitz and Octavia Spencer

"The Divergent Series: Insurgent" opens in theaters on March 20, 2015 (in 3D).

Check out the posters after the jump.

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It's time for a new trailer for the family film "Paddington". The story of the Peruvian bear who arrives in London in search of a home has suffered some changes. Originally Colin Firth was in the process of voicing Paddington, but left the project for personal reasons and was replaced by Ben Whishaw. The new trailer tries very hard to sell this movie, but since kids are the target audience, I don't think they should try this hard. After all, the bear is cute enough to pack them into theaters. I have a feeling, though, that their parents will not enjoy it very much. The film also stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Nicole Kidman.

"Paddington" opens in theaters in the U.S. on January 16th and on November 28th in the U.K.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

Begin Again DVD Blu-Ray

Product Description: British songwriter Gretta (Keira Knightley) is adrift in Manhattan after getting dumped by her philandering rock star boyfriend (Adam Levine). While playing at an open mic night at a local bar, she is discovered by struggling music producer Dan (Mark Ruffalo). Sensing her songwriting potential, Dan pushes Gretta to sign with him and record an ambitious outdoors album all across the city.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Mos Def

Running Time: 104 min

Rating: R for language

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Special Features:
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  • Music Videos

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Soundtrack
Composer
Various Artists

Total Time:
46:38

Label
Lakeshore Records

Format:
MP3

Release Date
October 27, 2014



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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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In the past weeks there were many rumors regarding who would star in the upcoming "Doctor Strange" movie. At first there was Joaquin Phoenix, who entered negotiations but walked away for unknown reasons. Then the rumor mill began to buzz, spewing out names like Keanu Reeves, Justin Theroux, Tom Hardy, Johnny Depp and Jared Leto.

Now it appears that Benedict Cumberbatch ("Star Trek Into Darkness") will play Marvel's Doctor Strange. Although it's far from being a done deal, the actor will begin negotiations with the studio. Produced by Kevin Feige, the film will be directed by Scott Derrickson ("The Exorcism of Emily Rose") from a script by Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus"). The release date is expected to be set sometime in Summer 2016.

The Doctor Strange comics first came out in the early 1960s. The protagonist is a former neurosurgeon who serves as a protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.



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The first trailer and poster for the Abraham Lincoln biopic "The Better Angels" have been released. The film is produced by Terrence Malick ("The Tree of Life") and directed by Malick's longtime editor and second-unit director A.J. Edwards, and it's obvious from the trailer that there are a lot of influences from Malick himself. The poetic drama focuses on the formative years of the future president and the two women who molded him into one of the most revered men in American history. The film stars Braydon Denney, Jason Clarke, Brit Marling, Diane Kruger and Wes Bentley.

"The Better Angels" opens in theaters (limited) on November 7th.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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The new international trailer for the horror film "The Woman in Black: Angel of Death" reveals a lot more about the story than the previous trailers which were only focused on the film's creepy atmosphere. The sequel takes place 40 years after the events of the first film, as a group of school children are evacuated from London during the Blitz of World War II and end up at Eel Marsh House where they will feel the wrath of The Woman in Black. The cast features Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Adrian Rawlins, Amelia Pidgeon and Ned Dennehy.

"The Woman in Black: Angel of Death" opens in theaters on January 20th, 2015.

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A new red band trailer and clip have been released for Dan Gilroy's dark drama "Nightcrawler". Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. The trailer and clip hint at something more than just crime drama. It looks like there's also a layer of dark humor that previous trailers haven't highlighted. The new red band trailer itself makes hilarious use of quotes from the critics' reviews. Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed and Ann Cusack also star.

"Nightcrawler" opens in theaters on October 31st.

Watch the red band trailer and clip after the jump.

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Product Description: A New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Eric Bana) begins investigating a series of bizarre and disturbing inexplicable crimes. When he uncovers that the crimes are of super-natural origins, he must join forces with an unconventional priest (Edgar Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are taking over and terrorizing their city. Filled with action and thrilling suspense, the film is inspired by the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.

Starring: Eric Bana, Édgar Ramírez, Olivia Munn, Sean Harris

Running Time: 118 min

Rating: R for bloody violence, grisly images, terror throughout, and language

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  • Audio Commentary
  • Illuminating Evil: Make 'Deliver Us From Evil'
  • Deliver Us From Demons
  • The Two Sergeants
  • The Demon Detective

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At the Devil's Door Soundtrack
Composer
Ronen Landa

Total Time:
35:28

Label
Lakeshore Records

Format:
MP3

Release Date
October 28, 2014




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Monday, October 27, 2014

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Two new teaser posters and a featurette for "Fast & Furious 7" (newly titled "Furious 7") have been released in anticipation of the trailer's premiere seven days from now. The featurette, titled "The Road to Furious 7", is a retrospective of the previous six films, sort of like a "previously on Fast & Furious". The new installment is directed by James Wan ("Saw", "Insidious") and it stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Elsa Pataky, Ronda Rousey, Tony Jaa, Nathalie Emmanuel, Lucas Black, John Brotherton, Djimon Hounsou and Kurt Russell.

"Fast & Furious 7" opens in theaters on April 3, 2015.

Check out the posters and featurette after the jump.

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DreamWorks has released four new behind-the-scenes featurettes and a bunch of character posters for their upcoming animated feature "The Penguins of Madagascar", which is a spinoff of the studio's "Madagascar" franchise. The titular penguins set off an a new mission to save the world from the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine. The film features the voices Benedict Cumberbatch, John Malkovich, Andy Richter, Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Ken Jeong, Annet Mahendru and Peter Stormare.

"The Penguins of Madagascar" opens in theaters on November 26th (2D and 3D).

Check out the featurettes and posters after the jump.

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A new extended featurette and some new Entertainment Weekly images have been released for the musical "Into the Woods". Directed by Rob Marshall ("Chicago"), the film is a modern twist on several Brothers Grimm fairy tales and the featurette takes us deeper into the universe of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical. The cast features James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Johnny Depp, Lilla Crawford, Meryl Streep, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Billy Magnussen, Lucy Punch, Mackenzie Mauzy and Christine Baranski.

"Into the Woods" opens in theaters on December 25th.

Check out the featurette and images after the jump.

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The first trailer and poster for the sequel "Insidious: Chapter 3" have been released. Directed by franchise writer Leigh Whannell, the film is prequel set before the haunting of the Lambert family and it focuses on psychic Elise Rainier (Lin Shaye) who agrees to user her abilities to help a teenage girl (Stefanie Scott) who has been targeted by a malevolent supernatural entity. Dermot Mulroney, Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell also star.

"Insidious: Chapter 3" opens in theaters on May 29, 2015.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

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Product Description: See No Evil 2 revives the nightmare of the first film when Jacob Goodnight rises from the dead in the city morgue after his killing spree at the Blackwell hotel. In this ominous, underground locker for the dead, a group of medical students fight to survive as this deranged psychopath once again starts to pick them apart one by one.

Starring: Glenn Jacobs, Danielle Harris, Katharine Isabelle, Chelan Simmons

Running Time: 90 min

Rating: R for horror violence, some gore, and sexual content

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The Good Lie Soundtrack
Composer
Martin Leon Various Artists

Total Time:
45:46

Label
Warner Brothers Records

Format:
CD, MP3

Release Date
September 23, 2014



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Sunday, October 26, 2014

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It's hard to compete with a horror film in the pre-Halloween weekend, which is why "Ouija" had little competition this week. The PG-13 flick earned $20 million in its first three days and it could continue its solid run throughout the Halloween weekend.

However, the High Achiever of the Week Award belongs to "John Wick", Keanu Reeves's highly acclaimed return to action form. The film opened in second place with $14 million, a modest sum, but more than was initially predicted. While the film didn't have much of a publicity campaign, it did receive plenty of glowing reviews and it's currently rated 8,3 on IMdB.com, which could translate to a solid word-of-mouth advantage in the following week, as opposed to "Ouija" which is scored 4,3 on the same website.

"Fury" maintained a solid second week in third place, earning another $13 million this weekend, which brings its domestic total to $46 million, not a lot when compared to its $68 million budget. "Gone Girl" follows close behind with $11 million. David Fincher's thriller is enjoying a more comfortable box-office performance with a worldwide total of $242 million split roughly even between domestic and foreign markets.

The top 5 is rounded up by "The Book of Life" which only fell 29% from the previous weekend, raising another $9.8 million for a $29.9 million domestic total.

New Wide Releases: "John Wick", "Ouija".

Biggest Drop : "Dracula Untold" (-56%)

Smallest Drop : "Gone Girl" (-36%)

Rank Title Weekend Domestic ForeignBudgetDays
1
Ouija
$20M
$20M
$1.3M
N/A
3
2
John Wick
$14M
$14M
N/A
$20M
3
3
Fury
$13M
$46M
$11M
$68M
10
4
Gone Girl
$11M
$124M
$118M
$61M
24
5
The Book of Life
$9.8M
$29.9M
$17M
$50M
10
6
St Vincent
$8M
$9.1M
N/A
N/A
17
7
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
$7M
$45M
$11M
$28M
17
8
The Best of Me
$4.7M
$17.6M
$1.9M
$26M
10
9
The Judge
$4.3M
$34M
$8.7M
$50M
17
10
Dracula Untold
$4.3M
$48M
$117M
$70M
17
 


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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.

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Product Description: Filmmaker Frederico Fellini wrote an directed this film, a dark and sometimes humorous account of the grand ennui and excesses of Rome's idle rich. The opening scene shows a helicopter carrying a large statue of Jesus over the city. Local gossip reporter Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mostroianni) follows in a second helicopter in hopes of a story. He meets a wealthy heiress and the two engage in a menage a trois with a prostitute. He returns home to find his regular mistress has overdosed on sleeping pills. After she is out of danger in a local hospital, he proceeds to the airport to meet Hollywood sex kitten Sylvia (Anita Ekberg). The two take a tour of Rome before Marcello is attacked by the woman's husband. Marcello leaves the city to report on two children who have allegedly envisioned the Virgin Mary. Marcello's father arrives and scolds his son for his life of hedonism. When the father leaves, the son goes to a seaside orgy after discovering his friend has killed himself along with his two children. At this point, the disillusioned reporter is only interested in pleasures of the flesh and parties. At the end of the film, he walks off with friends as a naked woman walks by. The film remains a Fellini classic, allegedly taken from real life characters he has encountered in Rome.

Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Anita Ekberg, Anouk Aimée, Yvonne Furneaux

Running Time: 174 min

Rating: Not Rated

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  • New visual essay by : : kogonada
  • New interview with filmmaker Lina Wertmüller, who worked as assistant director on the film
  • Scholar David Forgacs discusses the period in Italy’s history when the film was made
  • New interview with Italian film journalist Antonello Sarno about the outlandish fashions seen in the film
  • Audio interview with actor Marcello Mastroianni from the early 1960s, conducted by film historian Gideon Bachmann
  • Felliniana, a presentation of ephemera related to La dolce vita from the collection of Don Young
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins







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Composer
Theodore Shapiro

Total Time:
35:44

Label
Sony Classical

Format:
CD, MP3

Release Date
October 21, 2014




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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Life After Beth DVD Blu-Ray

Product Description: Zach is devastated after his girlfriend, Beth, unexpectedly dies. When she suddenly rises from the dead, he sees it as a second chance and decides to do and say every thing he wishes he had while she was still alive.

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Dane DeHaan, John C. Reilly, Matthew Gray Gubler, Anna Kendrick

Running Time: 89 min

Rating: R for pervasive language, some horror violence, sexual content, nudity and brief drug use

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