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Thursday, February 28, 2019

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"Run the Race" is a faith-based drama directed by Chris Dowling ("Priceless") from a script by Dowling, Jake McEntire ("Red Wing") and Jason Baumgardner ("Samson").

The story follows two desperate brothers, played by Tanner Stine and Evan Hofer, who use football and track as ways to cope with their mother's death and their father's abandonment. When one of the brothers suffers an injury that puts his dreams on the sidelines, the other one must race to salvage their future. The cast also includes Kristoffer Polaha, Kelsey Reinhardt, Mario Van Peebles, Mykelti Williamson and Frances Fisher.

"Run the Race" opened in theaters on February 22, 2019 and received mixed-to-negative reviews from critics. It finished in 10th place at the box-office with $2.3 million in its opening weekend.

Find out more about the movie after the jump.

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The third season of the dramedy series "Better Things" is set to premiere tonight, February 28, 2019 on FX at 10p. Created by Pamela Adlon and Louis C.K., the show stars Adlon as an actress who struggles with raising her three daughters while juggling the pressures of working in Hollywood. The new season will feature appearances by Matthew Broderick, Sharon Stone, Judy Reyes, and Doug Jones. All 12 episodes are directed by Adlon.

Find out more about the series after the jump.

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Video Game Description: n Intruders: Hide and Seek, three mysterious strangers break into a countryside vacation house and retain the Richter family as hostage. With your parents restrained and your sister hiding you become Ben, the eldest son, who is stuck in the house with the intruders. You will have to find a way to save your family while you figure out who the three assailants are and what they want.

You will have to move around unnoticed, avoid any confrontation and help your family in order to survive the worst night of their lives. In addition, you will be able to use the well callibrated VR-perspective to get a full and detailed view of the floors. However, you have to think about your next steps because each of the intruders has a specific perspective. You have to skip every coneshaped field of vision, survive for the family's sake and try to call for help.

Genre: Action, Adventure

Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment

Developer: Tessera Studios

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

Find out more about this video game after the jump.

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Product Description: Lifelong ranch hand Ross Bodine decides cowpunching is no kind of life. So he and a raw cowboy half his age rob a bank to get the cash each needs to improve his lot. An indignant posse is soon in pursuit. Filmmaker Blake Edwards made his name with The Pink Panther and other comedies, but he also showed great skill in other genres with the thriller Experiment in Terror, the drama Days of Wine and Roses and this nuanced paean to the West. In performances perfectly matching Edwards balance of rowdy comedy and hardscrabble period realism, William Holden and Ryan O Neal play the fugitive saddlebums, with Holden drawing special praise. As he grows older, he grows better like a great old wine. All the reverberations from the previous roles are beginning to sound - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.


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Product Description: A shocking exorcism spirals out of control, claiming the life of a young woman. Months later, Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is working the graveyard shift in the morgue when she takes delivery of a disfigured cadaver. Locked alone inside the basement corridors, Megan begins to experience horrifying visions and starts to suspect that the body may be possessed by a ruthless demonic force.


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Composer:
Dan Jones

Total Time:
74:51

Label:
Silva Screen

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
February 22, 2019

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Artist:
Nakhane

Genre:
Pop

Total Time:
73:33

Record Label:
BMG

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
February 22, 2019

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"Thor" star Chris Hemsworth is set to star as wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan in a biopic directed by Todd Phillips ("The Hangover"). The script will be written by Scott Silver ("The Fighter") and John Pollono ("Stronger"). Phillips and Silver are also working together on the upcoming DC Comics movie "The Joker".

The film will chronicle Hogan's early wrestling career, and it has been reported that it won't focus on any personal struggles, but it will be an origin story about the rise of Hulkmania and his work in WWF.

Terry Gene Bollea aka Hulk Hogan started his career in the 1970s and peaked during the 1980s. He often appeared on magazine covers and talk shows, was involved in films ("Rocky III", "Suburban Commando", "Gremlins 2", "Mr. Nanny"), endorsements and video games, and even headlined a Saturday morning cartoon. He is largely credited with popularizing the world of professional wrestling and bringing it to the forefront of American entertainment.

Negotiations with Netflix are nearly done, and the film will be produced by Academy Award winner Michael Sugar ("Spotlight"), Phillips and Bradley Cooper, as well as Hemsworth and former president of WCW Eric Bischoff. No release date has been set, yet.







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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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"The Changeover" is a supernatural thriller directed by Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie based on Margaret Mahy's novel of the same name.

The film tells the story of a sixteen year-old girl (Erana James) with supernatural abilities, who is drawn into a supernatural battle with an ancient spirit (Timothy Spall) that has possessed her four-year-old brother (Benji Purchase) and is draining the life out of him. Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless, Nicholas Galitzine and Kate Harcourt co-star.

"The Changeover" was released in September 2017 in New Zealand, and opened in select theaters in the U.S. on February 22, 2019.

Find out more about the movie after the jump.

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"Whiskey Cavalier" is a new hourlong action comedy series created by Dave Hemingson ("The Catch") and produced by Bill Lawrence ("Scrubs"). The show follows FBI agent Will Chase (Scott Foley and his new partner, CIA operative Francesca Trowbridge (Lauren Cohan), who lead an inter-agency team of spies who periodically save the world while navigating the rocky roads of friendship, romance and office politics. The cast also includes Ana Ortiz, Tyler James Williams, Josh Hopkins and Vir Das.

"Whiskey Cavalier" premiered on February 27, 2019 on ABC after a sneak peek of the first episode aired on February 24th.

Find out more about the series after the jump.

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Video Game Description: Yonder is set on the vast island of Gemea, a lush frontier with eight distinct environments ranging from tropical beaches to snow-capped summits. Each location has its own flora and fauna, along with changing seasons and a day-night cycle. Gemea, once a paradise, still maintains the appearance of one, yet an evil murk has enshrouded the land and its people in despair.

As the hero you will explore Gemea, uncovering the island's secrets and the mysteries within yourself as you embark on a journey of self-discovery. On a quest to become the island’s champion, you join forces with Sprites, creatures who are the only thing capable of dispersing the murk, to save Gemea and its people.

The towns of Gemea are filled with kind-hearted residents who have faced many difficulties since the murk arrived. By contributing to the island through farming, crafting, cooking, fishing and brewing, relationships can be built with the locals, who offer everything from resources to a new farm as rewards.

At the heart of Yonder, is a game that delivers a sense of discovery, wrapped in a familiar yet unique adventure.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Open-World

Publisher: Prideful Sloth

Developer: Prideful Sloth

Rating: E for Everyone (Crude Humor)

Find out more about this video game after the jump.

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Product Description: For five extraordinary seasons, DAMAGES, the critically acclaimed legal thriller broke all the rules and made its own. Film legend Glenn Close won two Emmys® for her stunning portrayal of relentless litigator Patty Hewes, who commands the courtroom and the screen, doing battle with ambitious protégée - turned-adversary Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) in cutting-edge cases with devastating consequences both professional and personal.


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

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Product Description: Mary Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan). Queen of France at 16, widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry and instead returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. By birth, she also has a rival claim to the throne of Elizabeth I (Academy Award nominee Margot Robbie), who rules as the Queen of England. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Rivals in power and in love, the two Queens make very different choices about marriage and children. Betrayal, rebellion and conspiracies within each court imperil both Queens–driving them apart, as each woman experiences the bitter cost of power.


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

Composer:
John Debney

Total Time:
26:52

Label:
Varese Sarabande

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
February 22, 2019

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Artist:
James Yorkston

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Time:
47:21

Record Label:
Domino Recording Co

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
February 22, 2019

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Today we have new trailers for:
  • The live action Pokemon movie "Detective Pikachu" featuring the voice of Ryan Reynolds as the titular character. The cast also includes Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Ken Watanabe, Bill Nighy, Suki Waterhouse, Rita Ora and Rob Delaney.
  • Martin Scorsese's Netflix flick "The Irishman". The film is based on the book "I Heard You Paint Houses" by Charles Brandt and it stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Jesse Plemons, Anna Paquin and Jack Huston.
  • Terry Gilliam's long-gestating project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" starring Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce and Olga Kurylenko.
  • The western thriller "Never Grow Old" starring Emile Hirsch and John Cusack.
  • The FX limited series "Fosse/Verdon" that chronicles the tumultuous relationship between legendary choreographer/filmmaker Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and legendary Broadway dancer Gwen Verdon (Michelle Williams).
  • The BBC One/HBO small-screen adaptation of Philip Pullman's best-selling fantasy-adventure novel series "His Dark Materials". The first two episodes are directed by Tom Hooper ("Les Miserables", "The King's Speech"), and the cast includes Dafne Keen, James McAvoy, Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Clarke Peters.
  • Netflix's upcoming series "After Life" created by and starring Ricky Gervais ("The Office", "Extras").
  • HBO's "Native Son", the adaptation of Richard Wright's 1940 novel of the same name. The film stars Ashton Sanders, Margaret Qualley, Bill Camp, Nick Robinson and Sanaa Lathan.
  • The second season of HBO's comedy series "Barry" starring Bill Hader.
  • The British documentary "Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story" that explores the life of English musician/comedian Chris Sievey, who was the inspiration for the 2014 dark comedy "Frank" that starred Michael Fassbender.

Watch all the new trailers after the jump.

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"O.G." is a prison drama directed by documentary filmmaker Madeleine Sackler ("Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus") from a script by Stephen Belber ("Management").

The film stars Jeffrey Wright ("Angels in America") as a maximum-security prison inmate weeks away from the end of his 24-year jail sentence, who must decide between protecting himself and helping new inmate Beecher (Theothus Carter) adjust to prison life. The film was shot with actual inmates and staff in the Pendleton Correctional Facility in Indiana. William Fichtner, Boyd Holbrook, Mare Winningham, Yul Vazquez and David Patrick Kelly co-star.

"O.G." premiered on February 23, 2019 on HBO and received mostly positive reviews from critics.

Find out more about the movie after the jump.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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"The Enemy Within" is a new thriller series created by Ken Woodruff ("Gotham") and directed by Mark Pellington ("Arlington Road"). The show stars Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter") as a CIA analyst-turned-traitor who is freed from a life sentence in a Supermax prison by an FBI agent (Morris Chestnut) to help catch a Russian master criminal. The cast also includes Raza Jaffrey, Kelli Garner, Noah Mills, Cassandra Freeman and Sophia Gennusa.

"The Enemy Within" premiered on February 25, 2019 on NBC and received mostly negative reviews from critics.

Find out more about the series after the jump.

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Video Game Description: Explore over-the-top action and physics-bending motorcycle racing in the latest opus of the Trials franchise. With new tracks in exotic places all over the world and more ways to compete, Trials® Rising is the best one yet.

Genre: Racing, Arcade

Publisher: Ubisoft

Developer: RedLynx

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

Find out more about this video game after the jump.

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Product Description: Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) may look like just another California blonde, but she’s nobody’s fool. Sensible, beautiful and, of course, impeccably dressed, the determined Elle is perfectly suited to use the law for good in these hilarious, upbeat films starring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars! First, in Legally Blonde, Elle chases her boyfriend to law school, then enrolls, graduates and passes the bar with flying colors (but mostly just pink). In Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, the crusading attorney puts her well-heeled foot down on meanness and gives Washington, D.C. a makeover!


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Product Description: From Walt Disney animation Studios comes the hilarious adventure RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET. Ralph and fellow misfit Vanellope risk it all by traveling to the Internet in search of a part to save her game. When Vanellope embraces this thrilling new world, Ralph realizes he may lose the only friend he's ever had.


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Composer:
Ruth Barrett

Total Time:
52:49

Label:
Dubois Records

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
February 22, 2019

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Artist:
Julia Jacklin

Genre:
Alternative Rock

Total Time:
39:26

Record Label:
Polyvinyl Records

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
February 22, 2019

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"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" is the third and final installment in the "How to Train Your Dragon" film franchise inspired by Cressida Cowell's book series of the same name. The film is once again written and directed by Dean DeBlois.

The story follows Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), who is now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid (America Ferrera), as he discovers Toothless isn't the only Night Fury, and must seek "The Hidden World", a secret Dragon Utopia before a hired tyrant named Grimmel (F. Murray Abraham) finds it first. The voice cast also includes Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington and Christopher Mintz-Plasse.

"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" opened in theaters on February 22, 2019 and received almost universal acclaim from critics.

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Monday, February 25, 2019

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Video Game Description: Time to step up your boom and stop crime as a super-powered Agent in Crackdown 3's sandbox of mayhem and destruction. Explore the heights of a futuristic city, race through the streets in a transforming vehicle, and use your powerful abilities to stop a ruthless criminal empire. Crackdown 3 delivers cooperative mayhem and an all-new multiplayer mode where destruction is your ultimate weapon powered by Microsoft Cloud.

Genre: Action, Adventure, Open-World

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios

Developer: Sumo Digital, Elbow Rocket

Rating: M for Mature (Blood, Sexual Themes, Drug Reference, Strong Language, Violence)

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Product Description: Are you ready for exhilarating speed, invigorating competition and skating so sharp-edged you can feel the ice spraying in your face? Then prepare yourself for YOUNGBLOOD! Showcasing the talents of Rob Lowe (The Hotel New Hampshire, St. Elmo’s Fire) and Patrick Swayze (Point Break, Ghost), Youngblood is fist-flying, stick-smashing, body-checking thrills right up to the final buzzer. Teenager Dean Youngblood (Lowe) has out-skated just about everybody since he was six. Now he's set his sights toward National Hockey League fame with the ragtag Hamilton Mustangs, an amateur Canadian team just across the border from his family's farm. Certain that his swift moves on the ice will dazzle the crowds, Dean quickly learns that his speed and finesse won't pack enough punch against the bad boys of the league, the Thunder Bay Bombers. And when the Mustangs' top scorer (Swayze) gets knocked out, Dean has to turn from a rookie to an all-star fast. Directed by Peter Markle (Bat 21) and featuring Cynthia Gibb (Modern Girls), Ed Lauter (Breakheart Pass), Jim Youngs (The Wanderers) and Keanu Reeves (River’s Edge).


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Product Description: Richard Chamberlain and Gemma Craven star in the grand musical adventure, The Slipper And The Rose. A re-telling of the classic fairy tale of Cinderella, this lavish and magical production was chosen as the Royal Command Performance motion picture selection for 1976, and features Academy Award®-nominated* music by the legendary Sherman Brothers, the songwriting team behind such classic musical films as Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Charlotte’s Web, Tom Sawyer, and many more!


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Composer:
Stephen Barton

Total Time:
18:55

Label:
EA Recordings

Purchasing Links:
MP3, iTunes

Release Date
February 22, 2019

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Artist:
Yola

Genre:
Rock

Total Time:
41:09

Record Label:
Easy Eye Sound

Purchasing Links:
CD, MP3, Vinyl, iTunes

Release Date
February 22, 2019

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Oscars 2019 Winners Rami Malek Olivia Colman Regina King Mahershala Ali

The Oscars have come and gone. As in previous years, the Academy focused on rewarding and celebrating diversity, while the show itself, its first without a host, was probably the most economical and well-paced in a very long time. It was also somewhat dull and uneventful, with the occasional cringe-inducing moment, but generally headed in the right direction. The Academy also made the effort to give every single one of the eight Best Picture nominees a win this year, something that also happened only once before, in 2015.

In such a divisive year it was "Green Book" that took home the Best Picture trophy, as well as Best Original Screenplay and Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali). Alfonso Cuaron's Netflix drama "Roma" also won three trophies for Best Foreign Language Film, Directing and Cinematography. The Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" won the most awards of the night with three technical categories (Editing, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing) and a big one for Leading Actor (Rami Malek).

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the evening, Olivia Colman won Leading Actress for her role in "The Favourite", beating out 7-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close. In the Supporting Actress, things went pretty much as expected, with Regina King winning for her performance in "If Beale Street Could Talk".

Find out more about the movie after the jump.

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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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Today we have new trailers for:
  • Ubisoft's online shooter RPG "The Division 2". The new "endgame" trailer showcases the game's new faction, the Black Tusk, which invades Washington DC after the player completes the main campaign.
  • Square Enix's third-person stealth shooter "Left Alive". The publisher has released a 14-minute gameplay video
  • The investigative puzzle game "The Occupation" that unfolds in real time and tasks players with unconvering the truth behind a bombing that took place in in the north-west of England, killing 23 people.
  • The strategy game "Total War: Three Kingdoms". The new trailer showcases the more realistic campaign mode called "Records".

Watch all the new video game trailers after the jump.

Independent Spirit Awards 2019 Winners

The winners of the 34th Annual Independent Spirit Awards have been announced. The ceremony was hosted by Aubrey Plaza on Saturday in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The big winner was "If Beale Street Could Talk", with three trophies for Best Feature, Director (Barry Jenkins) and Supporting Female (Regina King). Ethan Hawke, Glenn Close and Richard E. Grant won in the remaining acting categories.

Check out the complete list of 2019 Independent Spirit Awards winners after the jump.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

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The animated threequel "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" opened in theaters with a franchise record and ended the box-office drought that has plagued the first two months of 2019. Also, the wrestling biopic "Fighting With my Family" expanded nationwide and performed relatively well.

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

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Video Game Description: "Death end re;Quest is a game that takes the classic turn-based RPG and turns it on its head. Players are able to change the game's genre and switch game modes from RPG into fighting, shooter, and even a slot mode. You'll also be able to jump at will between the in-game world and the real world to investigate your missing friend, unlocking one of the multiple endings. Choose wisely, as lines between fantasy and reality will begin to blur.

Genre: RPG

Publisher: Idea Factory

Developer: Compile Heart

Rating: M for Mature (Violence, Strong Language, Blood, Suggestive Themes)

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Product Description: Beck (The Rock) is a bounty hunter sent into the treacherous jungles of the Amazon to bring the rebellious Travis (Seann William Scott) back to the States. When Beck and Travis reluctantly join forces to hunt down a priceless treasure, this unlikely team embarks on a pulse-pounding, non-stop thrill ride.


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