Movie Review: MORTAL ENGINES

MORTAL ENGINES | © 2018 Universal

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Hera Helmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae Kim, Stephen Lang, Leila George, Ronan Raftery, Patrick Malahide, Kee Chan, Colin Salmon, Andrew Lees Writers: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson, based on the novel by Philip Reeve Director: Christian Rivers Distributor: Universal Release Date: December 14, 2018 MORTAL ENGINES is such an eyeful that the visuals easily overwhelm the serviceable if fairly familiar plot. The movie, based on the novel by Philip Reeve, is advertised as being from “the producers of LORD OF THE RINGS.” This is true, and it’s also got the same writing team: […]Read On »

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PATRICK MELROSE: Executive Producer Michael Jackson on the new miniseries – Exclusive Interview

PATRICK MELROSE - Season 1 Key Art | ©2018 Showtime

Showtime’s miniseries PATRICK MELROSE, airing over five Saturdays, is a dark comedy/drama adapted from the series of novels by Edward St. Aubyn. Benedict Cumberbatch, also an executive producer on the project, stars as Patrick Melrose, a man trying to recover from the damage inflicted by a wealthy, abusive father (Hugo Weaving) and a mother (Jennifer Jason Leigh) in resolute denial. Michael Jackson (not to be confused with either the late performer or the radio host) is another executive producer on PATRICK MELROSE. Jackson has produced many documentary series, including CIVILISATIONS, THE GENIUS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, and AMERICA: THE STORY OF US. […]Read On »

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ANNABELLE Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

ANNABELLE | © 2015 Warner Home Video

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: ANNABELLE – Watching as many horror movies as I do – it is by far my favorite genre followed by science fiction – not a lot scares me anymore. I have seen the best and the worst of movies and taken it like a champ usually laughing […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF FIVE ARMIES poster | ©2014 Warner Bros./MGM/New Line

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Aiden Turner, Christopher Lee, Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving, Manu Bennett, Lawrence Makeore Writers: Fran Walsh & Philippa Boyens & Peter Jackson & Guillermo del Toro, based on the novel THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien Director: Peter Jackson Distributor: Warner Bros./New Line/MGM Release Date: December 17, 2014 Steal from a dragon, lie to a wizard and underestimate Peter Jackson at your peril. The filmmaker, who first managed to get J.R.R. Tolkien’s sprawling LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy to fit into three movies […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HAPPY FEET TWO

HAPPY FEET TWO poster | ©2011 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG Stars (voices): Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Alecia Moore (Pink), Hank Azaria, Common, Sofia Vergara, Richard Carter, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Anthony LaPaglia, Ava Acres, Magda Szubanski, Hugo Weaving Writers: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Gary Eck, Paul Livingston Director: George Miller Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: Nov. 18, 2011 The original 2006 HAPPY FEET had the amusement factor of singing and dancing penguins, along with a nice ecological message. Some people objected to that message served with the music, so HAPPY FEET TWO has drastically scaled back on its observations about the havoc humans are wreaking across the planet. […]Read On »

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Interview: CAPTAIN AMERICA composer Alan Silvestri throws his mighty shield

CAPTAIN AMERICA soundtrack | ©2011 Walt Disney Records

When it comes to the sound of military heroism, few of today’s movie composers can signal an old-school orchestral brass salute like Alan Silvestri. From bombastically playing the dark march of Stallone’s JUDGE DREDD to capturing the steely commando skills of Schwarzenegger in ERASER and PREDATOR, this one-time synthesist for the easygoing motorcycle cops of CHiPS has become the go-to composer for the epic sound of super soldiers, most recently with the wisecracking adventure of THE A-TEAM and the techno-symphonic gadgets wielded by the G.I. JOE squadron. For a composer who always brings out the big thematic guns in the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

CAPTAIN AMERICA - final movie poster | ©2011 Marvel Studios/Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones Writers: Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely Director: Joe Johnston Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: July 21, 2011 There’s nothing terribly wrong with CAPTAIN AVENGER: THE FIRST AVENGER as these things go. Chris Evans is likable and puts conviction into the title role, one Steve Rogers of Brooklyn, who desperately wants to enlist and fight for his country during WWII. Alas, Steve doesn’t meet the U.S. Army’s health requirements, but he is ultimately brought into an experimental unit. Thanks to a […]Read On »

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Movie Review: TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

TRANSFORMERS - DARK OF THE MOON final poster | ©2011 Paramount Pictures

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Patrick Dempsey, Tyrese Gibson, Alan Tudyk, Peter Cullen (voice), Hugo Weaving (voice), Leonard Nimoy (voice) Writer: Ehren Kruger Director: Michael Bay Distributor: Paramount Pictures Release Date: June 28, 2011 Director/producer Michael Bay promised that TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON, the new third film in the saga of the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons based on the Hasbro toys, would have a better story than its immediate predecessor, TRANSFORMERS 2. In some ways, DARK OF THE MOON delivers on Bay’s words. Screenwriter Ehren Kruger comes […]Read On »

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Breaking News: The HOBBIT prequels are officially named and given release dates

Director Peter Jackson on set THE HOBBIT | ©2011 Peter Jackson

Director Peter Jackson has earned enough good will in his impressive career, that he’s afforded a misstep or two every now and again. However, with the full titles for his new THE HOBBIT prequels to his LORD OF THE RINGS now officially announced, this may be one misstep that is going to haunt him for some time. The first film will be called THE HOBBIT: AN EXPECTED JOURNEY and hits theaters December 14, 2012, while the second, dubbed THE HOBBIT: THERE AND BACK AGAIN, arrives a year later on December 13, 2013. Jackson scripted the films with Fran Walsh, Philippa […]Read On »

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Fresh Clip: Brand New CAPTAIN AMERICA trailer is here

Chris Evans in CAPTAIN AMERICA | ©2011 Paramount/Marvel

Marvel Studios and Paramount Pictures just released the theatrical trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER due out in theaters on July 22, 2011. You can check it out below. The film stars Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Tommy Lee Jones. CLICK HERE for more CAPTAIN AMERICA news, trailers and interviews CLICK HERE for more THOR news, trailers and interviews          

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