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Jake Gyllenhaal Buffs Up For Southpaw

March 28th, 2015 5:19pm EDT
Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw
Jake Gyllenhaal has seriously buffed up for his new film Southpaw, about a champion boxer whose bad temper sets off a melee after a press event during which his wife, played by Rachel McAdams, is shot and killed.

He goes on the downward spiral, first losing his home and fortune and then losing custody of his daughter, who is put into a group foster home.

Naturally, he begins a career comeback in order to win his life back and regain custody of his daughter.

Gyllenhaal, who muscled up for the film, got himself into serious shape, and, according to Us Weekly, he even did his own boxing.

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Check Out 'Interstellar,' Now On Digital; On DVD & Blu-ray March 31

March 28th, 2015 5:26am EDT
Interstellar
With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

Matthew McConaughey stars as ex-pilot-turned-farmer Cooper, who must leave his family and a foundering Earth behind.

Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine Jessica Chastain and John Lithgow also star.

"Interstellar" makes its debut on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand March 31, 2015, from Paramount Home Media Distribution. The film arrives two weeks early on Digital HD March 17, 2015.
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RIP Sally Forrest

March 27th, 2015 1:14pm EDT
Sally Forrest
American film, stage and TV actress Sally Forrest has died at age 86. The star, known for appearing in several films in the 1940s and 50s, died of cancer on March 15, according to her publicist.

Forrest was discovered by actress and filmmaker Ida Lupino. She kicked off her career in several MGM musicals as well as the films "Not Wanted," "While The City Sleeps," and "Excuse My Dust."

One of her classic films was 1955's "Son Of Sinbad," which featured several professional strippers.

Forrest starred in several theater productions, including "Damn Yankees," "Bus Stop," "As You Like It," ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick: 'Easy Money' Is The Definitive Dangerfield Outing

March 27th, 2015 12:00pm EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Easy Money'
Things have gotten a tad serious in the past picture realm recently and with the arrival of the tepid new comedy "Get Hard" hitting theaters today it felt right to provide a little lessor known five-star funny film for fans – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection from the house of hilarity is via the mind of a notorious funnyman who always got no respect. But unlike the notorious ("Caddyshack," anyone?!) and staple work (time to go…"Back To School!") in his wheelhouse, this one is a gem that may have slipped through the cracks for some. Ready to give up all your vices for ...
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DVD Review: 'Something Wicked' Is A Discombobulating Story

March 27th, 2015 10:00am EDT
DVD Review: 'Something Wicked'
Ready to see if the writing is indeed on the wall? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Something Wicked" out now from ARC Entertainment. We examine and review the amount of wickedness below.

Title: "Something Wicked"

Grade: 2

Cast: Shantel VanSanten, John Robinson, Brittany Murphy

Director: Darin Scott

Rating: R

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: ARC Home Entertainment

Website: www.arc-ent.com

The Flick: The movie and even the DVD box for "Something Wicked" proclaims to be the final work of actress Brittany Murphy, but beyond it there’s not much to see here. ...
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'Fifty Shades' Sequel To Get A New Director

March 26th, 2015 12:39pm EDT
sam taylor johnson
Director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels to the wildly popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" film.

The director had infamous clashes with the book series' author, E.L. James, over the way the films were adapted from her hugely successful novels

In a statement to Us Weekly, Taylor-Johnson revealed she will not be back to helm the proposed film sequels titled "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed."

"Directing Fifty Shades of Grey has been an intense and incredible journey for which I am hugely grateful," Taylor-Johnson told Us in a statement.

"I forged clo...
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‘The Barber’ Press Day Part 2 – Scott Glenn Interview

March 26th, 2015 12:00pm EDT
‘The Barber’ Press Day Part 2 – Scott Glenn Interview
Anyone who has true movie knowledge certainly knows all about the cinematic acting prowess of the great Scott Glenn. Whether it’s his early turn as the sullen nemesis to John Travolta in the classic "Urban Cowboy," his work as Astronaut Alan Shepard in "The Right Stuff" or even the calm mentor of rookie Jodie Foster in the Oscar winning film "Silence of the Lambs," Glenn has created a wealth of cool characters that linger long after the credits role. His latest film, a thriller titled "The Barber" which hits select theaters and VOD on March 27 from ARC Entertainment is no exception with G...
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Blu-ray Reviews: 'The Wild One' / 'The Lady From Shanghai'

March 26th, 2015 11:00am EDT
wild one
Ready to re-watch the classics? Then join us to check out the Blu-ray releases of the Marlon Brando biker flick "The Wild One" and Orson Welles opus "The Lady From Shanghai" both now available from Mill Creek Entertainment. We’ll see if there’s still gas in the tank and murder in mind below!

Title: "The Wild One"

Grade: 3

Cast: Marlon Brando, Mary Murphy, Lee Marvin

Director: Laslo Benedek

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 79 minutes

Release Company: Mill Creek Home Entertainment

Website: www.millcreekent.com

The Flick: While "The Wild One" is one of the earliest of the biker gang...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Missing'

March 25th, 2015 12:00pm EDT
The Missing
How long would you look if your child went missing? Thus is the premise of the new Starz limited series titled "The Missing" out April 14 from Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. We review and examine the facts of the case below.

Title: "The Missing"

Grade: 3

Cast: James Nesbitt, Francis O’Connor, Tcheky Karyo

Director: Tom Shankland

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 472 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: I won’t lie – seeing films and shows about missing kids makes me queasy. The Missing has such somber subject matter in sp...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Vice'

March 25th, 2015 11:00am EDT
Vice
Ready to act out your wildest fantasies minus any repercussions? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Vice" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We examine the good and bad of a world wild abandon below!

Title: "Vice"

Grade: 2 1/2

Cast: Thomas Jane, Ambyr Childers, Bruce Willis

Director: Brian A. Miller

Rating: R

Runtime: 96 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: While sewing together a batch of old sci-fi ideas (some "Westworld" mixed with a little "Total Recall" and a hint of "Eve of Destru...
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