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Weekend Box Office: 'Kung Fu Panda 3' Dominates, 'The Force Awakens' Crosses $2 Billion

2/8/2016 8:46am EST
Kung Fu Panda 3
"Kung Fu Panda 3" easily beat the competition at the weekend box office for the second consecutive weekend. The animated film, featuring the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, and Kate Hudson, generated $21 million in ticket sales.

George Clooney comedy "Hail, Caesar!" debuted at number two with $11.4 million, followed by Leonardo DiCaprio's "The Revenant" with $7.1 million.

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which came in fourth with $6.8 million, has earned over $900 million in North America and a whopping $2 billion internationally. Only James Cameron's "Titanic" and "A...
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Nicolas Cage Signs On For ‘Vengeance: A Love Story’

2/7/2016 5:08pm EST
Nicolas Cage The Runner premiere
Variety has recently reported that tireless actor Nicolas Cage will begin filming Hannibal Classics thriller in Atlanta, Georgia called, ‘Vengeance: A Love Story.’The production is ready to commence in March.

Hannibal is starting international sales this week at the Berlin Film Festival.

Producers are Richard Rionda Del Castro of Hannibal Classics and Michael Mendelsohn of Patriot Pictures. The executive producer is Patricia Eberle.

Harold Becker is directing from a John Mankiewicz screenplay, based on the 2003 novel by Joyce Carol Oates called 'Rape: A Love Story.'

Oates’ novel is a da...
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Kurt Russell's Guitar Smash In 'Hateful Eight' Upsets Museum

2/6/2016 8:52am EST
Hateful Eight
The Martin Guitar Museum in Pennsylvania will no longer lend out its priceless instruments following reports that one of their "priceless" guitars was smashed during filming of Quentin Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight."

In the western, Kurt Russell gets mad at his prisoner co-star Jennifer Jason Leigh, grabs a guitar from her hands and smashes it. Russell was reportedly supposed to a use a replica of the 1870s six-string guitar; however, he unknowingly smashed the original, according to Billboard.com.

Museum director Dick Boak says the museum will no longer be loaning out its instruments. ...
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Forgotten Friday Flick – The Comedy/Drama 'Ghost Town'

2/5/2016 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Ghost Town'
Heading down the power of love path we’re here once again pre-Valentine’s Day to point out that past cinematic chemistry is alive and well – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick. Today’s selection is an odd one to find affection within, but bitter beggars can’t be choosers. It’s the story of a cynical man who prefers to be alone that suddenly becomes to the toast of the town – for dead people! With plenty of laughter and a special lady along the way, it’s a weird but worthwhile road down to…"Ghost Town!"

Bertram Pincus hates people. A sarcastic and cynical person who enjoys being al...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Bridge of Spies' - Worth The Money?

2/5/2016 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Bridge of Spies'
Ready to defend a sworn enemy? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Bridge of Spies" out now from Touchstone Home Entertainment. We see if there’s justice for even the un-American below!

Title: "Bridge of Spies"

Grade: 3

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan

Director: Steven Spielberg

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 141 minutes

Release Company: Touchstone Home Entertainment

Website: www.bridgeofspies.com

The Flick: While the story of "Bridge of Spies" based on actual events has some obviously dramatic moments, it’s the inclusion of Steven Spielberg’s signature ...
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DVD Review: 'All Hallows' Eve 2' - Worth The Money?

2/5/2016 10:30am EST
DVD Review: 'All Hallows' Eve 2'
Ready to play a VHS tape and go full anthology? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD outing "All Hallows’ Eve 2" out now from RLJ Home Entertainment. We see if the horror gets put back into Halloween below!

Title: "All Hallows’ Eve 2"

Grade: 3

Cast: April Adamson, Drew Davis, Brendan Heard

Director: Various

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 91 minutes

Release Company: RLJ Home Entertainment

Website: www.us.RLJEntertainment.com

The Flick: Less and theology and more like short analogies, "All Hallows’ Eve 2" is somewhat decent. Meaning even though the stories are way too sh...
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DVD Review: 'Meadowland' - Worth The Money?

2/5/2016 10:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Meadowland'
What really happens to parents who lose a child? We’re gonna find out as we review the new to DVD flick "Meadowland" out now from Cinedigm Home Entertainment. We see if there’s cinematic gravitas in grieving below.

Title: "Meadowland"

Grade: 2

Cast: Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, John Leguizamo

Director: Reed Morano

Rating: R

Runtime: 95 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment

Website: www.cinedigmentertainment.com

The Flick: A prime example of why movie descriptions should be avoided like the plague, this tale of two parents who lose their son and then ‘come unhin...
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Two Independent Films To Check Out: 'Rams' & 'Standoff'

2/4/2016 12:10pm EST
Movie Reviews: 'Rams' & 'Standoff'
Families in trouble is the theme of today’s two film reviews which cover such matters in two very different ways. From sadness and self-loathing to clashes amongst the stubborn, all those related by blood must come together to defeat something bigger below. So check out the new encapsulated reviews for "Rams" and "Standoff" below!

Title: "Rams"

Stars: 3 1/2

Genre: Drama

Cast: Sigurdur Sigurjonsson, Theodor Juliusson

Director: Grimur Hakonarson

Rating: R

Running Time: 93 Minutes

Release Company: Cohen Media Group

Website: www.cohenmedia.net/films/rams

Even though it’s somew...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Last Witch Hunter' - Worth The Money?

2/4/2016 11:30am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Last Witch Hunter'
Ready for a little Vin fighting medieval evil? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Last Witch Hunter" out now from Summit Home Entertainment. We see if the Diesel can do more damage as an ass kicking immortal below!

Title: "The Last Witch Hunter"

Grade: 3

Cast: Vin Diesel, Elijah Wood, Rose Leslie

Director: Breck Eisner

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 106 minutes

Release Company: Summit Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Fun but relatively fluffy, "The Last Witch Hunter" featuring Vin Diesel as an immortal hunter of those who practic...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Straight Outta Compton' - Worth The Money?

2/4/2016 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'Straight Outta Compton'
Ready to learn more about all things N.W.A.? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "Straight Outta Compton" out now from Universal Home Entertainment. We check out rap history in the making below!

Title: "Straight Outta Compton"

Grade: 4

Cast: O’Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell

Director: F. Gary Gray

Rating: R

Runtime: 147 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment

Website: www.straightouttacompton.com

The Flick: The true test of success for any film biopic is bringing those unfamiliar with the subject matter into the fold and than...
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