DVD Review: 'Echoes Of War'

June 26th, 2015 10:30am EDT
Ready to fight for a war at home? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD flick "Echoes of War" out July 7 from Arc Home Entertainment. We see if can be peace between two families with a quarrel below!

Title: "Echoes of War"

Grade: 3 1/2

Cast: James Badge Dale, Ethan Embry, William Forsythe

Director: Kane Senes

Rating: R

Runtime: 99 minutes

Release Company: Arc Home Entertainment


The Flick: While "Echoes of War" certainly steals a lot of its story from other films (think a darker "Pale Rider" where the Eastwood character turns unstable!) an...

Blu-ray Review: 'Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter'

June 26th, 2015 10:00am EDT
Ready to go hunting for lost loot? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray adventure "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" out June 30 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. We see if the walk is worth its weight in gold below!

Title: "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter"

Grade: 2

Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Director: David Zellner

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 104 minutes

Release Company: Anchor Bay Home Entertainment


The Flick: Inventive for sure, "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" is a film with a great idea that simply goes nowhere. The od...

'Clueless: The Musical?' As If!

June 26th, 2015 9:49am EDT
'Clueless' Musical: Director Amy Heckerling Confirms 'Clueless'
Clueless: The Musical is totally happening! According to ET, Clueless director Amy Heckerling has confirmed (after years of speculation) that the '90s valley girl classic is being remade into a Broadway musical.

“I’ve written the, what they call the book and it’s a jukebox musical,” Heckerling announced (oh, and for the record, a "jukebox musical" is a musical where the music is previously written pop songs and not original compositions- think Moulin Rouge! or Jersey Boys). Makes sense- Clueless would make a perfect jukebox musical. "Rollin' With My Homies," anyone?

Heckerling also reveal...

New Harry Potter Project To Open In London In 2016

June 26th, 2015 8:27am EDT
Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling is working on a new stage show based on the "Harry Potter" franchise. The noted British author announced on Twitter on Friday that she will be collaborating with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to make "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," which will debut in London in 2016.

I'm also very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the #CursedChild will be opening in London next year.

— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 26, 2015

She wrote, "I'm also very excited to confirm today that a new play called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will ...

Here's How 'Ted 2' Filmed Its Human/Bear Love Scene

June 25th, 2015 3:25pm EDT
'Ted 2's' Jessica Barth Talks Teddy Bear Love Scenes: 'They're N
Ted 2 hits theaters on Friday, and it's going to be upping the talking teddy bear ante in a major way: a sex scene between Ted (Seth MacFarlane) and Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth). Jessica spoke to WGN Radio about the upcoming sex scene, and dished on just what it's like to make out with a CGI teddy bear.

First things first: once the camera starts rolling, there isn't a teddy bear on camera. "We get to rehearse with a stuffed animal, and then once we start filming they take the stuffed animal away, and you have to act with nothing," Jessica revealed. "So you really, really have to do your work,...

Two Horror Movie Reviews: 'Felt' & 'We Are Still Here'

June 25th, 2015 11:00am EDT
Movie Reviews: 'Felt' / 'We Are Still Here'
This Thursday feels like a bit of a scary day – time for some malicious movie reviews! Today we’re checking out two very different fear flicks that cover everything from oddballs to the occult. We’re hitting fright fans with reviews of the equally disturbing films "Felt" and "We Are Still Here" – hold on for dear life!

Title: "Felt"

Stars: 1

Genre: Drama / Horror

Cast: Amy Everson, Kentucker Audley, Elisabeth Ferrara

Director: Jason Banker

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 80 Minutes

Release Company: Amplify Releasing


While the trailer for this one,...

Dances With Films 2015 Profile – Valerie Brandy & 'Lola’s Last Letter'

June 24th, 2015 11:00am EDT
Lola Pics
With the Dances With Films Festival 2015 having been such a daunting film watching event for one movie geek, sadly some stellar work inevitably falls through the cracks. One such gem recently brought to our attention was an original and at times heartbreaking drama titled "Lola’s Last Letter." In the film a young twenty-two year old ex-con named Lola decides to create a video apology letter for a mysterious man named Henry as a penance of sorts for unknown events. The film is the brainchild of director/writer/producer/actress Valerie Brandy (who also served as editor - but refused to tak...

Which Film Did Channing Tatum Really, Really Hate Making?

June 24th, 2015 9:24am EDT
Channing Tatum Despised 'G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra,' Says He W
Channing Tatum has revealed that he hated "G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra" but was contractually obligated to appear in the film after signing a multi-movie deal with Paramount Pictures.

During a radio interview with Howard Stern, Tatum explained: "Look, I'll be honest. I f---ing hate that movie. I hate that movie... I was pushed into doing that movie. From (film) Coach Carter, they signed me to a three-picture deal. They give you the contract and they go, 'Three-picture deal, here you go.' And as a young actor, you're like, 'Oh my God, that sounds amazing, I'm doing that!'

"The script (for ...

Chris Pratt's Famous Raptor Scene With Kids -- See Details

June 23rd, 2015 5:21pm EDT
Chris Pratt Recreates 'Jurassic World' Raptor Training Scene Wit
The world is still buzzing from the success of Jurassic World, which has set records at the box office. The star of the film, Chris Pratt, has been making the rounds on the interview circuit to get the word out about the movie, even walking in high heels in the name of promotion. But this past weekend, it was Pratt's visit to a children's hospital that got everyone talking.

One of the more famous scenes from the movie was Pratt's character training the raptors of the park, including putting his arms up in order to get them to halt. It's an image that zookeepers around the world have been h...

Spider-Man Reboot Has A New Lead

June 23rd, 2015 1:49pm EDT
Tom Holland Is Spider-Man: British Actor Cast As The New Web-Sli
Sony Pictures and Marvel have chosen Tom Holland to star in the next Spider-Man film. A relative newcomer, Holland won rave reviews for playing the title role in "Billy Elliot the Musical" on the West End.

Producer Amy Pascal said in a statement, "Sony, Marvel, Kevin [Feige] and I all knew that for Peter Parker, we had to find a vibrant, talented young actor capable of embodying. With Tom, we’ve found the perfect actor to bring Spider-Man’s story into the Marvel Cinematic Universe."

The British-born actor, 19, also played Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts' son in 2012 film "The Impossible." ...