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A Special Los Angeles Movie Event

July 6th, 2015 12:30pm EDT
Special 'Independence Day' and 'UP' Free Screenings – Los Angele
Looking for an explosive big summer movie special event to take family or friends to in Los Angeles…for free?

Well then Flicks for Fans and the Westwood Village Improvement Association have you covered with the new outdoor movie screenings - “Westwood Village Cinema Under the Stars: Red Carpet Series” hosted by James Oster aka 'Jimmy O' from Joblo.com. Free featured films include “Independence Day” on July 20 and Pixar’s “UP” on August 10 both starting at 8pm.

Both films in this series, “Independence Day” and Pixar’s “UP” had their Red Carpet Premiere’s at the famed Westwood Villag...
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Kevin Murphy Of RiffTrax Takes Aim At 'Sharknado 2'

July 6th, 2015 12:02pm EDT
RiffTrax Takes A Second Bite With 'RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2'
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the movie theater...it's time for RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2, which gives the SyFy sequel the hilarious skewering it so richly deserves.

Premiering this Thursday, July 9 with an encore next week, RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 will feature Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett once again making fun of the franchise that seemingly refuses to die. To get an idea of what you can expect from the second go-around, Starpulse checked back in with the master of witticisms himself, Mr. Kevin Murphy.

Firstly, what did Kevin think of RiffTrax'...
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DVD Review: ''71' - Worth The Money?

July 6th, 2015 10:10am EDT
DVD Review: ''71'
Ready to get caught on the wrong side of the tracks after dark? We’re checking out the new to DVD flick "’71" out July 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if one can survive a night of being hunted below!

Title: "‘71"

Grade: 4

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris

Director: Yann Demange

Rating: R

Runtime: 99 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Directed, written and ultimately acted well, "’71" is a fine piece of dramatic film work. Featuring by a captivating turn by lead man Jack O’Connell as a ...
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Original Movie Vs. The Remake: Which Was Better?

July 5th, 2015 3:35pm EDT
10 Remakes That Will Redefine Your Appreciation Of Cinema
A few days ago, we posted a list of great sequels in recognition of the typically franchise-heavy summer movie season. This year is also seeing its fair share of the ostensibly even less original piece of the Established Property Pie: the Remake. Most movies of this ilk have no reason for existing beyond turning an easy profit, but every once in a while, this imitation game proves its worth. So if the latest “Poltergeist” or “Point Break” has got you down, just remind yourself that these classic remakes exist. But how many of them match or even exceed the original?

The Thing From Another W...
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Check Out These 3 Movies

July 2nd, 2015 12:20pm EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Bound To Vengeance' / 'I-Lived' / 'Stung'
Ready for some 4th of July genre film fun? The follow us as we check out some of the movie fare hitting theaters and home this week. Gals out for blood, phone apps that bite back and killer wasps from hell – check out encapsulated reviews of "Bound To Vengeance," "I-Lived" and "Stung" below!

Title: "Bound To Vengeance"

Stars: 4

Genre: Action / Drama / Revenge

Cast: Tina Ivlev, Richard Tyson, Kristoffer Kjornes

Director: Jose Manuel Cravioto

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 80 Minutes

Release Company: IFC Midnight

Website: www.ifcfilms.com/films/bound-to-vengeance

In all...
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Does ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Have The Magic Of The First Film?

July 2nd, 2015 10:30am EDT
'Magic Mike XXL' Review: Fun And Heartwarming Despite The Flaws
Despite myself I enjoyed 'Magic Mike XXL.' While the dialogue's terrible, the acting's questionnable and, the writing's disjointed, I still left the movie feeling happy, bouyant and free.

'Magic Mike XXL' picks up where 'Magic Mike' ends with the men at their careers' end. As their looks decrease and their ages increase, what happens to a former stripper with no discernible skills or capabilities? Under the guise of a 'last hurrah' stripper convention road trip, the film's first half surrounds the men's need to grow including Big Dick Richie's (Joe Manganiello) quest for love, shaggy-haire...
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Blu-ray Review: 'It Follows' - Worth The Money?

July 2nd, 2015 10:00am EDT
Blu-ray Review: 'It Follows'
Ready to be followed by the unknown? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "It Follows" out July 14 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. We see if this flick is indeed the ‘best horror film in over a decade’ below!

Title: "It Follows"

Grade: 3

Cast: Maika Monroe, Kier Gilchrist, Jake Weary

Director: David Robert Mitchell

Rating: R

Runtime: 100 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

Website: www.anchorbayent.com

The Flick: "It Follows" as a film has some great contributions to the horror genre – it also has some not so great. On the plus side th...
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Future Filmmakers To Watch For – Writer/Director Christopher Soren Kelly

July 1st, 2015 10:45am EDT
Chris
Remember the first time you experienced a flick helmed by a true visual stylist? Early films from talents like David Fincher (via "The Game!"), The Wachowski Bros. (all hail "Bound!"), David Lynch ("Blue Velvet" is his masterwork!) and Tom Tykwer (does it get better then "Run Lola Run!") - directors who understood film was a visual medium and took full eye candy advantage? Always on the lookout for work that brings back that magic to the movies, I recently came across a short film at this year’s Dances With Films Festival 2015 from a filmmaker that made me take pause. Steeped in style, b...
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Future Of 'Up' House Is Grim

July 1st, 2015 9:37am EDT
Up
The days are numbered for a tiny home in Seattle that resembles the house from the 2009 Pixar film "Up." The property was previously owned by Edith Macefield, who made headlines a decade ago after refusing to sell the 600-square-foot home to make room for commercial development. She was offered $1 million to sell the home, which was built in 1900.

Retailers wound up building large retail stores around the property (check out the incredible photo on the New York Times).

Macefield died in 2008 at the age of 86. An investment management company obtained the home following a mortgage default...
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Olivia Munn And Boyfriend Aaron Rodgers Show Off Their Sword Fighting Skills

June 30th, 2015 4:11pm EDT
Olivia Munn Shows Off Her Katana Skills In 'X-Men: Apocalypse' T
Olivia Munn is learning "some new tricks" as she prepares for her role as the mutant Psylocke in next year's X-Men: Apocalypse.

The actress posted a short video of herself wielding a katana and showing off her new skills while boyfriend Aaron Rodgers swings his own weapon around behind her. Unfortunately the Green Bay Packers star quarterback's skills are no match for his lady's.

"Learned some new tricks..." she captioned the video.

Munn is set to play Betsy Braddock -- aka Psylocke -- in the third film in the latest X-Men trilogy, which began in 2011 with X-Men: First Class. The charact...
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