U.S. Premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Coming Soon

October 30, 2015

If it seems like it's been a long time since the last installment of The Hunger Games, you're absolutely right. And if you've been a loyal fan of the books and the films, you might like to know that the final film of the four part series is set to drop on November 16 in the United States, after premiering in Berlin on November 4, in the U.K. on Nov. 5, and in Paris on November 9.  Katniss final battle for freedom is sure to cause a stir. Fans have been waiting years to see President Snow get what's coming to him, and if you've seen the photos on the stars' Facebook pages, then you know they mean business. Jennifer Lawrence posted a photo that is positively decimating of her with her bow and arrow looking quite ready to cause a little mayhem or maybe a lot. Josh Hutcherson adorned his ... Continue Reading...

Dystopian Societies Are Not for Sissies

October 30, 2015

Someone once said that growing old isn't for sissies. Let me tell you, dystopian societies aren't either. Think about it. There are really mean villains who also just happen to be members of the ruling politburo who get their jollies by making teens and tweens perform very dangerous feats. Nobody likes a bully, except another bully, and the sequel to Maze Runners has hate-worthy bullies all over the place. Fortunately, dystopian societies seem to be populated by attractive young men and women who manage to find love amidst the turmoil of such tortures as the Scorch Trials.  The other nice thing is that you can attend the upcoming September 15th world debut of maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Not only that, you can also go to the after-party, where luckily, you won't have to run through... Continue Reading...

Walking Dead Fans Can't Wait for Season 6 and the Red Carpet Premiere

October 30, 2015

"The Walking Dead" is undoubtedly one of the best shows on TV. In fact, it's so good that it probably shouldn't exist. Whether you're a diehard fan of the comic books or a new devotee who's been binging on the backlog of episodes, you know that nothing could possibly be as awesome as the premiere of the show's sixth sensational season.  Since you are a bona fide fan, you probably think that we're referring to the October 11th event when you'll be sitting on your couch at 8:59 p.m. waiting for the 90-minute premiere to kick off. Actually, you'll probably have a lot of couch time that week as you power through the 75-episode marathon. But, getting back to our original point, that's not the only premiere. The real deal takes place on October 1st, 2015, in beautiful, sunny, warm Los Angel... Continue Reading...

Crimson Peak and the Haunted Mansion

October 30, 2015

It's rare that a director grants an interview to a journalist during an on-set visit. They're usually just too busy. Sometimes they're too involved in their project to come down to earth. Other times they're wary of being misquoted. Most often, the producers will run interference for the directors to make sure the interview stays on point. When they do grant an interview, it's a rare treat, just like attending a Hollywood premiere.  Director Guillermo del Toro recently gave it up for journalists on the Toronto set of his upcoming horror film Crimson Peak. He was more than willing to play tour guide through the Victorian mansion that he says he wanted to seem like "a living organism."  For all you organisms who are film fans, the world premiere of Crimson Peak will be held October... Continue Reading...

The Dead Will Be Walking Again

October 30, 2015

If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, then you should have been at the San Diego Comic-Con. Executive producer Scott Gimble held a panel discussion with cast and crew members Gale Anne Hurd, Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Lennie James (Morgan) and Melissa McBride (Carol) and numerous others. They spilled their guts regarding the Season 6 premiere and the upcoming season. The show's creator, Robert Kirkman, was planning to attend the panel, but he became sick, so to honor him, many of the crew wore shirts with his face on them.  The season debut is coming with a mega-bang. That episode alone will feature 654 zombies on-screen, which is more than have ever been on one episode of the hit show before. There will be a special premiere and after party a few days before the sho... Continue Reading...

Crimson Peak Will Creep You Out!

October 30, 2015

Don't confuse Guillermo del Toro with Benicio del Toro. Guillermo is from Mexico. Benicio is from Puerto Rico. Benicio is handsome. Guillermo is. . . uh. . . let's just say he's not handsome. Guillermo is a world-famous director. Benicio is known for his terrific acting. The only thing similar about them is the quality of their work and their del Toro surname.  Guillermo has a new film called Crimson Peak coming out this fall. It's a tense horror/thriller that should do good bank in the Halloween season. The story is pretty straightforward. A wanna-be writer (aren't all writers wanna-be's?) who is coping with a recent family tragedy is torn between the temptation of a mysterious outsider and her love for her childhood friend. In an attempt to get away from the ghosts of her past, she ... Continue Reading...

Get Your Tickets to the Season 6 Premiere of "The Walking Dead" Now!

October 30, 2015

All the world loves zombies--unless you're running from them. And it seems that all the world loves zombie movies and television shows, as evidenced by the phenomenal success of The Walking Dead. The show just ended its fifth season in remarkable form, and all the fans will be dying for more, more, more until October, when the whip comes down for season 6.  It's a wonder that Rick Grimes and his crew are still around to tell the tale, but that just shows how great the show is. The zombies can't catch them, and the ratings are still through the roof. Most critics and fans agree that season five was the best yet, which already leaves them licking their chops for next season.  AMC has really been scoring big with their original programming. In addition to Breaking Bad, Mad Men and t... Continue Reading...

Don't Try to Deflate the ESPYs

October 30, 2015

Regardless of the outcome of the recent NFL turmoil surrounding the New England Patriots and Tom Brady, the ESPY Awards will not be deflated this year. Quite the opposite. The ESPYs are one of the most unique award shows of any year, but not simply because they celebrate sports. It's because of the way they celebrate.  Although this is a sports-centric awards show, there are lots of non-athletes in attendance. Movie stars, musicians, fashion models and comedians will all be converging on the Nokia Theatre in beautiful, sunny Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 15, to celebrate all things sport. Nobody's going to let the air out of this show, that's for sure. If anything, the Deflate-Gate fiasco should give the presenters plenty to joke about during the proceedings.  In case you didn't... Continue Reading...

Don't Get Pitch Slapped

October 30, 2015

OK, so what do you get when you have a funny script, a sequel to a big hit movie, college girls making fart noises, an obnoxious German singing group, a pack of college girls and a wardrobe malfunction to top all wardrobe malfunctions? That's easy. You have this spring's highly anticipated musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to the 2012 hit Pitch Perfect with director and co-star Elizabeth Banks once again bringing the funny. Of course, when you have a comic actor like Rebel Wilson back for seconds as Fat Amy, you know there will be an overload of hijinks, sarcasm and plenty of girls being girls all the way through the film.  Here's an image from the film for you that will burn itself onto your retinas. Fat Amy is strapped in a harness while suspended 20 feet above the stage... Continue Reading...

The Age of Jurassic World Comes Ever Nearer

October 30, 2015

Just about everybody can remember the impact that Jurassic Park had when it burst into theaters over 20 years ago. The special effects were incredible, the actors were all A-list and the story came from Michael Creighton. What's not to like? It was a mesmerizing look at the what if's and might be's that the brave new world of advanced DNA science and replication was ushering in.  Naturally, the original was better and grossed higher than the two subsequent sequels. That's usually how it goes, unless the movie in question is the Godfather. However, the relaunching of the Jurassic Park franchise comes in an era when CGI special FX are better than ever and there's a brand new crowd of youngsters and tweens who are going to be as excited as a flea at a dog show when Jurassic World debuts ... Continue Reading...

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