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Friday, August 31, 2018

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Video Game Description: The power of football is the key message that feeds into all the new features coming for PES 2019, which in part is thanks to the commitment to only release on new gen hardware. This allows PES to recreate the real sport like never before, supporting 4K HDR across all platforms, offering photo realistic visuals and lifelike player movement. The true power of PES is seen in its gameplay, which focuses on the impact of player individuality through specific stats and motions. User will feel the finishing prowess of Luigi Suarez, the unique dribbling ability of Philippe Coutinho, and the accurate passing of iconic legend David Beckham. Away from the pitch, licenses and game modes have seen the biggest changes in 4 years, with new leagues added across the world. This adds newfound depth to Myclub and Master League, which both are given a complete overhaul, giving fans the depth beyond the awarding-winning gameplay. Adding in new legends with dedicated David Beckham SKU, menus that come alive, and launching in August worldwide, users can experience the power of football earlier than ever before!

Genre: Sports, Simulation

Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment

Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment

Rating: E for Everyone

Find out more about this video game after the jump.

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Product Description: Corky, a lesbian ex con hired to work in an apartment as a plumber, meets neighbors Caesar, who launders money for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet. The two women have a love affair and decide to steal $2,000,000 that Caesar has in custody before he gives them back to Mafia boss Gino Marzone. Caesar is set up by the two scheming women as a scapegoat but things start to go wrong when he reacts in an unexpected way.


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

Composer:
Rael Jones

Total Time:
63:02

Label:
Milan Records

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
August 24, 2018

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

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Product Description: Based on true events, Woman Walks Ahead tells the story of Catherine Weldon (Jessica Chastain), a widowed artist from New York who, in the 1880s, traveled alone to North Dakota to paint a portrait of Chief Sitting Bull (Michael Greyeyes). Her arrival at Standing Rock is met with open hostility by a US Army officer (Sam Rockwell), who has stationed troops around the Lakota reservation to undermine Native American claims to the land. As Catherine and Sitting Bull grow closer, and as their friendship — and his life — are threatened by government forces, Catherine must stand up and fight for what is most important to her.


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

Artist:
White Denim

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Time:
32:38

Record Label:
City Slang

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
August 24, 2018

Find out more about this album release after the jump.


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This weekend is a little lighter in terms of new offerings. While "Crazy Rich Asians" and "The Meg" will certainly continue to dominate the box-office, it's up to the historical drama "Operation Finale" and the sci-fi action film "Kin" to offer a touch of diversity this weekend. Also, the social media thriller "Searching" is expanding nationwide this weekend.

Among the new limited releases, the romantic comedy "Destination Wedding" starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, and the period mystery "The Little Stranger" starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson might be worth checking out.

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

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Today we have new trailers for:
  • The political drama "The Front Runner" starring Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons and Alfred Molina.
  • The drama "1985" starring Cory Michael Smith, Michael Chiklis, Virginia Madsen and Jamie Chung.
  • The indie drama "I Think We're Alone Now" starring Peter Dinklage and Elle Fanning.
  • The horror film "Hell Fest" produced by Gale Anne Hurd ("The Terminator", "The Walking Dead").
  • The coming-of-age Italian drama series "My Brilliant Friend".

Watch all the new trailers after the jump.

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"Operation Finale" is a historical drama directed by Chris Weitz ("About a Boy") from a script by Matthew Orton.

Set 15 years after the end of World War II, the film follows the efforts of a team of Mossad agents to track down and capture Adolf Eichmann (Ben Kingsley), the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust, who is hiding in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The film also stars Oscar Isaac, Mélanie Laurent, Nick Kroll, Lio Raz, Michael Aronov, Joe Alwyn, Greta Scacchi, Peter Strauss and Haley Lu Richardson .

"Operation Finale" opened in theaters on August 29, 2018 and received mixed reviews from critics. The film is expected to gross around $7.2 million over the weekend, and a six-day total of $10 million including $9 million for the four-day weekend.


Find out more about the movie after the jump.

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"Jack Ryan" is a new eight-episode action thriller series based on the character created by Tom Clancy.

Created by Carlton Cuse ("Lost") and Graham Roland ("Fringe"), the series stars John Krasinski as up-and-coming CIA analyst Jack Ryan, who is thrust into a dangerous field assignment for the first time and uncovers a pattern in terrorist communication that launches him into the center of a dangerous gambit with a new breed of terrorism that threatens destruction on a global scale.

The cast also features Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, John Hoogenakker, Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi, Jordi Molla and Jovan Adepo. The character Jack Ryan has been previouosly portrayed on the big screen by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine.

The first episode was directed by Morten Tyldum ("The Imitation Game", while the others are helmed by Dan Sackhelm ("The Americans"). The series has already been renewed for a second season.

"Jack Ryan" premiered on August 31, 2018 via Amazon Prime Video.

Find out more about the series after the jump.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

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Video Game Description: The greatest grappling game returns to take on the world! Customize every aspect of the match, from your wrestler to the ring itself, in your fight for the championship belt.

Genre: Sports, Simulation, Wrestling

Publisher: Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.

Developer: Spike Chunsoft Co., Ltd.

Rating: T for Teen (Violence, Crude Humor, Blood, Partial Nudity)

Find out more about this video game after the jump.

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Product Description: Upgrade is a thrilling and hyper violent vision of the future from the producers of Get Out and The Purge, and the creator of Saw and Insidious. After his wife is killed during a brutal mugging that also leaves him paralyzed, Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Prometheus) is approached by a billionaire inventor with an experimental cure that will "upgrade" his body. The cure–an Artificial Intelligence implant called STEM–gives Grey physical abilities beyond anything experienced, and the ability to relentlessly claim vengeance against those who murdered his wife and left him for dead.


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

Composer:
William Ross

Total Time:
33:39

Label:
Lakeshore Records

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
August 24, 2018

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

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Product Description: One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry “You’re It!” This year, the game coincides with the wedding of their only undefeated player, which should finally make him an easy target. But he knows they’re coming…and he’s ready. Based on a true story, “Tag” shows how far some guys will go to be the last man standing


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

Artist:
Nothing

Genre:
Indie Rock

Total Time:
43:26

Record Label:
Relapse Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
August 24, 2018

Find out more about this album release after the jump.


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Dwayne Johnson has signed on to star as Hawaiian king Kamehameha in the historical epic "The King". Freshly acquired by Warner Bros and New Line, the film will be directed by Robert Zemeckis ("Cast Away", "Forrest Gump") from a screenplay written by "Braveheart" scribe Randall Wallace. The film doesn't have a release date, but production is expected to begin in 2020.

Kamehameha I, or Kamehameha the Great, was the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii. He succeeded in uniting the warring Hawaiian islands after several battles during the 1790s, fulfilling the prophecy that surrounded his fabled life since birth. Johnson said the following about his casting: "From the day I began my Hollywood career (2001), my dream was to bring this legacy to life".

There have been previous attempts to film Kamehameha's story in the early 2000s, including one in which Johnson would have starred, written by former Maui resident Greg Poirier ("Rosewood"), which was picked up by Columbia Pictures but never produced. At the time, objections were raised regarding Johnson not being Hawaiian (he is half Samoan and half African-American). Social media responses today featured some of the same objections, but are largely positive. It seems that Jason Momoa was regarded as a favourite for the part.

In response to some of the doubts expressed online, Johnson released a statement in which he stated: "The response to our King Kamehameha announcement has been incredible worldwide. A true privilege and dream for me to bring King Kamehameha’s legacy to life on the silver screen. The cultural and historical significance of this role, I hold with the highest respect and reverence; and, I’m honored to share the epic story of our people and culture with the world. Imua!".







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Today we have new trailers for:
  • Damien Chazelle's highly-anticipated Neil Armstrong biopic "First Man" starring Ryan Gosling.
  • The neo-noir thriller "Bad Times at the El Royale" starring Jeff Bridges, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm and Chris Hemsworth.
  • Legendary director Orson Welles' unfinished project "The Other Side of the Wind", completed and restored, that will premiere this week at the Venice Film Festival.
  • The sci-fi thriller "At First Light" starring Stefanie Scott.
  • The South African Spaghetti Western "Five Fingers for Marseilles" directed by Michael Matthews.
  • The true-crime drama "Museo" starring Gael Garcia Bernal.

Watch all the new trailers after the jump.

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Written and directed by Lauren Miller Rogen, the dramedy "Like Father" stars Kristen Bell as a workaholic woman who is left at the altar and decides to take her honeymoon trip anyway, joined by her overachieving father (Kelsey Grammer), who left her mother because he believed his family was holding back his career. Seth Rogen, Kimiko Glenn, Danielle Davenport, Paul W. Downs and Zach Appelman co-star.

"Like Father" was released on August 3, 2018 on Netflix. The film received mixed reviews from critics.

Find out more about the movie after the jump.

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"One Dollar" is a new mystery thriller series created by Jason Mosberg ("Arsenal") that focuses on a single one-dollar bill that connects a group of people to a shocking multiple murder in a small middle American town. The show stars John Carroll Lynch, Nathaniel Martello-White, Christopher Denham, Philip Ettinger, Kirrilee Berger, Joshua Bitton, Leslie Odom Jr., Sturgill Simpson and Ashlie Atkinson.

"One Dollar" premiered on August 30, 2018 on CBS All Access. The series has received mixed reviews from critics.

Find out more about the series after the jump.

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Director: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham
Runtime: 129 min
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of adventure violence, and some suggestive content
Purchasing Links: DVD, Blu-ray

Read the review after the jump.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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Video Game Description: Embark on an exotic journey into danger in this rip-roaring 1930s third person adventure for 1-4 players! Encounter pulse-pounding action, treacherous traps and tales of derring-do!

Genre: Action, Adventure, Third-Person Shooter

Publisher: Rebellion

Developer: Rebellion

Rating: T for Teen (Violence, Animated Blood)

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Product Description: Last season, Barry Allen aka The Flash (Grant Gustin) used his extraordinary abilities to travel back in time and save his mother’s life, and inadvertently created an alternate timeline known as Flashpoint. The phenomenon not only gave birth to the villainous God of Speed known as Savitar, but changed the lives of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) and Wally West (Keiynan Lonsdale) forever. With the help of his adoptive father, Detective Joe West (Jesse L. Martin), his fiancée Iris West (Candice Patton), and his friends at S.T.A.R. Labs – Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) and Harrison Wells (Tom Cavanaugh) -- Barry continues to protect the people of Central City from the meta-humans that threaten it. But first, he’ll have to escape the Speed Force – an extra-dimensional entity teeming with unknown dangers – that Barry sacrificed himself to in order to save Central City.


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

Composed and Conducted by:
Jeff Beal

Performed by
Norrköping Symphony Orchestra

Total Time:
132:15

Label:
BIS

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, iTunes

Release Date
August 24, 2018

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

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Product Description: She will forever be remembered as the writer who gave the world Frankenstein. But the real-life story of Mary Shelley — and the creation of her immortal monster — is nearly as fantastical as her fiction. Raised by a renowned philosopher father (Stephen Dillane) in 18th-century London, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) is a teenage dreamer determined to make her mark on the world, when she meets the dashing and brilliant poet Percy Shelley (Douglas Booth). So begins a torrid, bohemian love affair marked by both passion and personal tragedy that will transform Mary and fuel the writing of her Gothic masterwork. Imbued with the imaginative spirit of its heroine, Mary Shelley brings to life the world of a trailblazing woman who defied convention and channeled her innermost demons into a legend for the ages.


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Artist:
BC Camplight

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Time:
39:17

Record Label:
Bella Union

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
August 24, 2018

Find out more about this album release after the jump.


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Former "Doctor Who" and "The Crown" actor Matt Smith has signed on to star in the ninth episode of the "Star Wars" saga. According to Variety, Smith has been cast in a "key role", but don't expect Disney to reveal what that role is this early in the production process.

Directed by "The Force Awakens" helmer J.J. Abrams, following Colin Trevorrow's departure, "Star Wars: Episode IX" is currently filming at Pinewood Studios in London. Returning cast members include Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver. Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan and Naomi Ackie are among the newcomers, while Billy Dee Williams is set to reprise the role of Lando Calrissian. Carrie Fisher, who died two years ago, will appear as Leia Organa via previously unreleased footage shot for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens".

Smith can also be seen in Mary Harron's biopic "Charlie Says", in which he plays Charles Manson. The film will premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday.

"Star Wars: Episode IX" will be released in theaters in December 2019.







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Today we have new trailers for:
  • "Call of Cthulhu, the official videogame inspired by Chaosium's classic pen and paper RPG
  • The multiplayer first-person shooter "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4".
  • The big year-two expansion for the online shooter "Destiny 2", titled "Forsaken".
  • The Minecraft-inspired first-person adventure "Family Man".

Watch all the new video game trailers after the jump.

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Today we have new trailers for:
  • The comedy sequel "Johnny English Strikes Again" starring Rowan Atkinson.
  • The crime drama "Bayou Caviar" directed by and starring Cuba Gooding Jr..
  • The biopic "A Private War" starring Rosamund Pike and Jamie Dornan, based on the life of celebrated war correspondent Marie Colvin.
  • Hulu's upcoming series "The First" created by Beau Willimon ("House of Cards") and starring Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone.
  • The Facebook original series "Sorry for Your Loss" starring Elizabeth Olsen.
  • The British horror movie "Await Further Instructions".

Watch all the new trailers after the jump.

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Written and directed by Ian Edelman ("Puerto Ricans in Paris"), the hip-hop comedy "The After Party" follows an aspiring rapper (Kyle Harvey) who goes viral for all the wrong reasons, but gets one more chance to make the impossible happen when his best friend (Harrison Holzer) gets them into a wild NYC after party. Shelley Hennig, Jordan Rock, Elle Winter, Matt Rogers, Blair Underwood and Jadakiss co-star.

"The After Party" was released on August 24, 2018 via Netflix.

Find out more about the movie after the jump.

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Video Game Description: One year after the 10 billion yen incident, Kazuma Kiryu begins to build a peaceful life with Haruka Sawamura. Tearing him away, an assassination threatens to erupt in an all-out war between the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance. Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, must travel to Sotenbori, Osaka in an attempt to broker peace between the rival clans, but Ryuji Goda, known as the Dragon of Kansai, will stop at nothing to get his war. In this world, there can only be one dragon.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Open-World

Publisher: SEGA

Developer: SEGA

Rating: M for Mature (Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Blood, Use of Alcohol, Intense Violence)

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Product Description: Comedy legends Bud Abbott and Lou Costello encounter one of Universal's most unforgettable monsters in Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man. Recent detective school graduates Bud and Lou are minding their new business when accused killer Tommy Nelson (Arthur Franz) bursts into their office. Proclaiming his innocence, he convinces the two to get him to his beautiful fiancée Helen (Nancy Guild). Just as the police arrive to investigate, Tommy injects himself with invisibility serum being developed by Helen's uncle. Tommy convinces Lou to go undercover as a boxer to help expose the real killer. With Tommy's unseen assistance, Lou reluctantly goes into the ring as "Lou the Looper" for one of the most hilarious fight sequences ever filmed.


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Composer:
Tree Adams

Total Time:
81:56

Label:
WaterTower Music

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
August 24, 2018

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

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Product Description: Four lifelong friends' (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen) lives are turned upside down to hilarious ends when their book club attempts to shake things up by tackling the infamous "Fifty Shades of Grey." From discovering new romance to rekindling old flames, they inspire each other to make their next chapter the best chapter. Also starring Andy Garcia, Don Johnson and Craig T. Nelson, "this dream cast delivers the perfect, fun, feel-good film!" (FOX-TV, Rachel Smith).


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

Artist:
Blood Orange

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Time:
49:23

Record Label:
Domino Recording Co

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
August 24, 2018

Find out more about this album release after the jump.


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UPDATE - 8/30/2018: Baldwin has dropped out of the Joker movie two days after the casting was announced. The actor said: "I’m no longer doing that movie. I’m sure there are 25 guys who can play that part. The original article follows below.

Oscar-nominated actor Alec Baldwin is set to appear in the upcoming Joker origin film opposite Joaquin Phoenix. The actor will play Batman a.k.a. Bruce Wayne's father Thomas, who, according to various sources, will be potryed in a non-traditional manner as a cheesy and tanned businessman similar to a 1980s Donald Trump. Filming will start on September 10.

The film will be co-written and directed by Todd Phillips ("The Hangover") and will reportedly have a moderate $55 million budget. Phoenix is set to star as the Clown Prince of Crime, but the film will not be connected to Warner's other DC Comics films featuring the Joker. Jared Leto will reprise the role for the "Suicide Squad" sequel, as well as a standalone Joker movie.

The story will focus on the Joker's rise as a criminal mastermind and it has been described as more of a dark character study with a 1980s sensibility, inspired by Martin Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" and "The King of Comedy". The cast also includes Robert De Niro as a talk-show host who plays a part in the character's descent into madness, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron and Zazie Beetz as Sophie Dumond.

Alec Baldwin can also be seen in Edward Norton's crime drama "Motherless Brooklyn" based on Jonathan Lethem's novel of the same name.







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"The Bookshop" is a period drama based on the novel of the same name written by Penelope Fitzgerald.

Set in a small town in 1959 England, the film tells the story of a woman (Emily Mortimer) who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield. Written and directed by Isabel Coixet ("The Secret Life of Words"), the film also stars Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson, Hunter Tremayne and James Lance.

"The Bookshop" received a limited release in theaters on August 24, 2018 and received mixed reviews from critics.

Find out more about the movie after the jump.

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The drama series "Greenleaf" is back for its third season tonight at 10p on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). Another new episode will air Wednesday, August 29, at 10p. Created by Craig Wright ("Dirty Sexy Money"), the series focuses on the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, dark secrets and lies.

In the new season, the news of the infidelities of Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David) cause Lady Mae (Lynn Whitfield) to contact her old friend Maxine Patterson (Patti LaBelle) for advice on continuing Calvary Fellowship World Ministries on her own. The cast also includes Merle Dandridge, Kim Hawthorne, Lamman Rucker, Desiree Ross and Tye White .

Find out more about the series after the jump.

Monday, August 27, 2018

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Video Game Description: The first action-RPG set in the grim future of the 41st millennium takes the genre to its next level: an open-world sandbox game in a persistent universe with a huge variety of missions, tactical and brutal combat in destructible environments, and a storyline influenced by the community of players.

Genre: Action, RPG

Publisher: NeocoreGames

Developer: NeocoreGames

Rating: M for Mature (Violence, Blood and Gore)

Find out more about this video game after the jump.