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Thursday, November 30, 2017

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Product Description: Brand New 4K Restoration! From the star and director of The Lodger - The great Laird Cregar (I Wake Up Screaming) gives a staggering nightmarish performance as an amnesiac London composer George Harvey Bone, who learns that a murder occurred during one of his blackouts and starts to worry that he himself may be the murderer. Although a Scotland Yard report proves his innocence, Bone's murderous streak reveals itself when a pub singer with ulterior motives betrays him. Featuring glorious black-and-white photography by Oscar-winner Joseph LaShelle (Laura) and startling direction by Hollywood veteran John Brahm (The Undying Monster). Also starring Linda Darnell (The Mark of Zorro), George Sanders (Witness to Murder), Glenn Langan (Dragonwyck), Faye Marlowe (The Spider) and Alan Napier (Driftwood), Hangover Square is a psychological chiller you won't soon forget.


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Product Description: Troubled youth Ron Decker (Edward Furlong, American History X) is sentenced to a ten-year stint in the notorious San Quentin State Prison for a drug-dealing conviction. Inexperienced in the ways of prison life, he s taken under the wing of Earl Copen (Willem Dafoe, To Live and Die in LA), an experienced con with the entire prison in the palm of his hand inmates and guards alike. But as Ron grows increasingly cocky in his privileged role as Earl's confidant, is he in danger of biting off more than he can chew with some of the jail's more volatile inhabitants?

Based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Eddie Bunker (Reservoir Dogs), Animal Factory was Steve Buscemi's (Lonesome Jim, Interview) second stint in the director's chair and sees him marshaling a formidable ensemble cast, including Bunker, Danny Trejo (Machete) and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), for a powerful and sincere account of the men caught up in the penal system and the deals they cut with each other, and themselves, in order to survive.


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Product Description: Hoping to reverse a 'curse' that's hung over his family for generations, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) hatches a plan to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Coca-Cola 600, NASCAR's biggest race of the year. He convinces his bartender brother Clyde (Adam Driver) and hairdresser sister Mellie (Riley Keough) to help him pull everything off--but first they have to break the bomb-maker Joe Bang (Daniel Craig) out of jail in broad daylight. Academy Award winner Hilary Swank plays a no-nonsense FBI agent determined to bring the Logans to justice and keep them from racing away with the loot in this high-speed caper from Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh.


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Product Description: Nearly 10 years after the original series ended, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is here. Lorelai (Lauren Graham) still runs the Dragonfly Inn, and now lives with Luke (Scott Patterson). Her daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel), now 32, juggles career complications and ex-boyfriends, while matriarch Emily (Kelly Bishop) adjusts to widowed life. In four memorable chapters studded with drop-ins by quirky Stars Hollow friends, the Gilmores confront long-standing unresolved issues, going head-to-head with passionate heart-to-hearts. This stirring, smart and emotional revival is both familiar and full of surprises. It’s good to be home.


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Product Description: In 17th-century Amsterdam, an orphaned girl (Alicia Vikander) is forcibly married to a rich and powerful merchant (Christoph Waltz) an unhappy ''arrangement'' that saves her from poverty. After her husband commissions a portrait, she begins a passionate affair with the painter (Dane DeHaan), a struggling young artist. Seeking to escape the merchant's ever-reaching grasp, the lovers risk everything and enter the frenzied tulip-bulb market, with the hope that the right bulb will make them a fortune and buy their freedom.


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Composer:
Steve Moore

Total Time:
69:10

Label:
Relapse

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
November 24, 2017

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Composer:
Charlie Clouser

Total Time:
70:06 (Vol. 1)
70:24 (Vol. 2)

Label:
Lakeshore Records

Purchasing Links:
Vol. 1 (MP3), Vol. 2 (MP3), Vol. 1 (iTunes), Vol. 2 (iTunes)

Release Date
November 24, 2017

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Artist:
Ramones

Genre:
Rock

Total Time:
2:50:51

Record Label:
Rhino/Warner Bros.

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
November 24, 2017

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Artist:
The Fall

Genre:
Pop/Rock

Total Time:
N/A

Record Label:
Cherry Red Records Ltd.

Purchasing Links:
CD

Release Date
December 1, 2017

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Artist:
Mike Love

Genre:
Pop

Total Time:
1:26:18

Record Label:
BMG

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
November 17, 2017

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"Darkest Hour" is a biopic directed by Joe Wright ("Atonement") from a script by Anthony McCarten ("The Theory of Everything") that chronicles the struggles of newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) as he is faced with the ultimate choice: negotiate with Hitler and save the British people at a terrible cost or rally the nation and fight on against incredible odds.

The film also stars Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, Stephen Dillane and Ronald Pickup.

"Darkest Hour" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival in September, and received positive reviews, especially for Oldman's towering performance. The veteran actor is considered a frontrunner for the upcoming Academy Awards. The film opened in select theaters on November 22nd, 2017 and will expand nationwide on December 22, 2017. It will also be released in the U.K. on January 12, 2018.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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The new Amazon series "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" is a dramedy from "Gilmore Girls" creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, and it tells the story of Miriam "Midge" Maisel, a young Jewish housewife (Rachel Brosnahan) who suddenly finds herself a single mother after her husband leaves her for another woman, and discovers a previously unknown talent - one that changes her life forever.

The cast also includes Tony Shalhoub, Marin Hinkle, Michael Zegen, Alex Borstein, Bailey De Young and Kevin Pollack.

The pilot episode of "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" was released on March 17, 2017 and received a positive reception from both critics and audiences, and the series was picked up for two seasons. The first season has been released today, November 29, 2017.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Directed by Bharat Nalluri ("Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day"), the biopic "The Man Who Invented Christmas" is an adaptation of Les Standiford' novel "The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits", and it tells the story of how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) created the timeless holiday classic "A Christmas Carol", inspired by his own father (Christopher Plummer).

The film also stars Jonathan Pryce, Morfydd Clark, Simon Callow, Miriam Margolyes and Ian McNeice.

"The Man Who Invented Christmas" opened in select theaters on November 22nd, 2017. It received mostly positive reviews, praising the film's revisionist look at a classic story and the strong cast.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

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Product Description: In the world of martial arts, there is one man above all: Bruce Lee. In 1960s San Francisco, Lee (Phillip Ng) was young, hungry and looking for an opportunity to make a name for himself. That opportunity came when the legendary Shaolin monk, Wong Jack Man (Xia Yu) came into town to observe the state of kung fu in America. Lee challenges Wong to a fight, one that would change the history of martial arts forever.


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Composer:
Alan Menken
Glenn Slater

Total Time:
9:39

Label:
Walt Disney Records

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
November 20, 2017

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Artist:
Katharine McPhee

Genre:
Jazz

Total Time:
40:30

Record Label:
BMG

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, iTunes

Release Date
November 17, 2017

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"Coco" is a new animated film from Pixar and Disney, and the former's 19th full-length feature. The film is directed by Lee Unkrich ("Toy Story 3"), based on his own original idea, and Adrian Molina. It is the first film ever made with an all-Latino cast to have a $200 million budget.

The story follows a 12-year-old aspiring musician (Anthony Gonzalez) who is confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music. He finds himself in the Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events and proceeds to unravel the mystery of his family's history. The voice cast also includes Gael Garcia Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Edward James Olmos, Cheech Marin, Jaime Camill, Alfonso Arau and Gabriel Iglesias.

"Coco" premiered on November 22nd, 2017 and received universal praise from critics. The film has been ranked among the best of Pixar's portfolio, a success they clearly needed after recent lackluster films. It also placed first at the box-office during its Thanksgiving holiday weekend debut, grossing $49 million in the three-day timeframe and $71.1 million in the five days since its 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.

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Disney and Pixar have done it again, as "Coco" was a hit at the box-office over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It also contributed to a pretty good weekend overall, alongside "Justice League" and "Wonder".

Find out more about the weekend box office after the jump.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Video Game Description: Planet of the Apes: Last Frontier is a narrative adventure game of conquest, betrayal, and survival. When the fates of a tribe of apes and a band of human survivors intertwine, two worlds collide as their precarious existence hangs in the balance.

Players can choose to play either side of the growing conflict, gaining a deep understanding of the motivations, hopes, and fears of humans and apes alike. The destinies of each species rest entirely on the player as the game pushes towards a tense, fragile peace, or a final bloody battle.

Genre: Action, Adventure,

Publisher: 20th Century Fox

Developer: Creative England, The Imaginarium Studios

Rating: M for Mature (Blood, Intense Violence, Language)

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Product Description: Selena St. George stares at the note and news clipping: Her estranged mother Dolores has been accused of murder. Grudgingly, Selena returns to her tiny Maine hometown to offer help. Not that she believes Dolores is innocent. In truth, she harbors suspicions going back 20 years.


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Product Description: An enthusiastic young adventurer follows his dreams into the Amazon jungle with two friends and a guide with a mysterious past. Their journey quickly turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wilderness lead to an all-out fight for survival.


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Composer:
Johnny Klimek
Tom Tykwer
Various Artists

Total Time:
1:58:04

Label:
BMG

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
November 24, 2017

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Artist:
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Time:
48:47

Record Label:
Sour Mash Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
November 24, 2017

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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This week in theaters we have only one new wide release, which is Disney and Pixar's highly acclaimed (what a surprise) new film "Coco". However, there are a handful of really great new limited releases, as well, including "The Man Who Invented Christmas", an intriguing look at the creation of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol", the Winston Churchill biopic "Darkest Hour" featuring an awards-caliber from Gary Oldman, and the acclaimed romantic drama "Call Me By Your Name".

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

Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Video Game Description: 'The acclaimed fishing feature of FINAL FANTASY XV has been revamped and revitalized for PlayStation®VR. Join Noctis, Ignis, Prompto, Gladio, and other familiar faces in a picturesque virtual reality backdrop en route to a thrilling encounter with the menace that lurks in the depths.

Genre: Sports, Fishing

Publisher: Square Enix

Developer: Square Enix

Rating: T for Teen (Violence, Language, Suggestive Themes)

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Product Description: Restored Roadshow Edition! This heartwarming and soul-stirring portrait of life on the homefront during World War II is a magnificent picture that is rich in humor and poignant with heartbreak. Claudette Colbert (Midnight) heads an all-star cast, including Jennifer Jones (Portrait of Jennie), Joseph Cotten (The Farmer's Daughter), Shirley Temple (I ll Be Seeing You), Monty Woolley (The Bishop s Wife), Lionel Barrymore (Duel in the Sun), Robert Walker (Strangers on a Train), Agnes Moorehead (Citizen Kane) and Hattie McDaniel (Gone with the Wind), in this beautifully produced David O. Selznick (The Paradine Case) picture that tugs at your heart. With her husband Tim off to war, Anne Hilton (Colbert) struggles to be a pillar of strength for her daughters Jane (Jones) and Bridget (Temple). During America's darkest hours, she bravely steers her girls through heartbreak and hardships as she eagerly awaits news from overseas and wonders if life will ever be the same. Wonderfully directed by John Cromwell (Made for Each Other) and beautifully shot by Stanley Cortez (The Night of the Hunter) and Lee Garmes (Shanghai Express). This masterpiece was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Actress (Colbert), Supporting Actress (Jones), Supporting Actor (Woolley), Best Cinematography (Cortez and Garmes) and winner of Best Score by Max Steiner (Casablanca).


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Product Description: Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend, Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative, exuberant boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there's a catch: Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Maddie Ziegler) and her wicked mother, Régine (Kate McKinnon). Determined to succeed, Félicie fi nds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen), who, along with Victor's encouraging friendship, helps her reach for the stars.


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Composer:
John Coltrane

Total Time:
75:00

Label:
UMe

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
November 17, 2017

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Artist:
Iron Maiden

Genre:
Rock

Total Time:
1:40:53

Record Label:
Sanctuary Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
November 17, 2017

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Spike Lee presents "She's Gotta Have It", his first ever TV series, a 10-episode adaptation of his 1986 film of the same name. The show, a present-day update, follows Brooklyn artist Nola Darling (DeWanda Wise) as she struggles to balance her work, friends and three lovers, played by Cleo Anthony, Lyriq Bent and Anthony Ramos.

The cast also includes Margot Bingham, Kim Director, Sydney Morton, Chyna Layne, Ilfenesh Hadera and Elise Hudson.

"She's Gotta Have It" premiered its entire first season on November 23rd, 2017 via Netflix.

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"Roman J. Israel, Esq." is a legal drama written and directed by Dan Gilroy ("Nightcrawler") that stars Denzel Washington as the titular character, a driven, idealistic defense attorney who is thrown into a crisis that leads him to extreme action which challenges the activism that defined his career.

The film also stars Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo, Amanda Warren, and Hugo Armstrong.

"Roman J. Israel, Esq." opened in limited release on November 17th, 2017 and will expand nationwide on November 22nd. It received mixed reviews from critics who praised Washington's complex performance, but criticized the film for being a heavy-handed genre exercise that doesn't do justice to its promising character exploration.

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Video Game Description: Outcast - Second Contact is the remake of the legendary action-adventure game that paved the way for all modern 3D open-world video games, winning over 100 awards including Adventure Game of the Year. You are Cutter Slade, a former Navy SEAL notorious for your skills...and your heated temper. Pulled out of retirement after a series of bizarre events involving a newly discovered parallel universe, you are sent on a mission to save the Earth from total destruction. Travel to an alien world, earn the trust of its intelligent inhabitants, and uncover the secrets to an advanced civilization that could threaten life as we know it.

Genre: Action, Adventure

Publisher: Bigben Interactive

Developer: Appeal

Rating: T for Teen (Language, Mild Blood, Violence)

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Product Description: Hollywood greats Ginger Rogers (Swing Time), Joseph Cotten (The Third Man) and Shirley Temple (Since You Went Away) top a stellar cast in this tender wartime love story about two troubled strangers who long for a normal life, meet by chance and try to crowd a lifetime of love and laughter into eight days. Studded with brilliant performances, I'll Be Seeing You manages to ambush your emotions and hasten your heartbeats. After serving half of a prison sentence for accidental manslaughter, Mary Marshall (Rogers) is allowed a holiday furlough to visit her family. Keeping her history a secret, she falls in love with a kindhearted G.I. (Cotten) who's struggling to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder. This David O. Selznick (Duel in the Sun) holiday classic features stunning cinematography by Tony Gaudio (The Adventures of Robin Hood) in glorious black-and-white and wonderful direction by William Dieterle (Portrait of Jennie).


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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Product Description: Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson (Golden Globe winner Gillian Anderson, The X-Files) and serial killer Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan, Fifty Shades of Grey) continue their cat-and-mouse game as the “harrowing yet riveting” (The Independent, UK) psychological thriller comes to a heart-pounding conclusion. Following the shocking events of Series 2, Spector lies in the hospital in critical condition. But when he awakes, he seems to be suffering from memory loss and claims he doesn’t remember committing any murders. Determined to make Spector pay for his crimes, Gibson compiles evidence against him, but she faces opposition from her superiors and a formidable defense team that accuses her of an inappropriate relationship with Spector. With the odds now stacked against Gibson, will Spector ever see justice? “Relentlessly original, consistently gripping” (The Guardian, UK), this critically acclaimed drama also stars Colin Morgan (Merlin, Humans) and John Lynch (In the Name of the Father).


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