5 of the Most Thrilling Opening Sequences Ever!

Opening sceneThere can be little doubt that the opening sequence is possibly one of the most crucial moments in a picture. It often sets the tone for what is to come, and rarely fools the audience into thinking that they are watching a feature in particular that then suddenly changes course.

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THE LAST WORD on ‘Passengers’

passengersEvery negative, and most positive reviews I see, seem to be focusing in on the romance aspect of the movie, as though this is some, sprawling romantic epic, colliding with an incredible-looking stylized sci-fi film. It looks like ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ but it feels like ‘Titanic’, or tries to kinda thing. As somebody who’s never thought ‘Titanic’ was any good to begin with, I didn’t see the romance like that at all.

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Something’s Missing from the ‘Stranger Things’ Vol. 1 Blu-ray and It’s Not Will

On October 27 we will all get to binge watch Stranger Things season 2 aka Stranger Things Vol. 2 aka the sequel. It has easily become Netflix’s most popular series. So much so that just ten days before the second season is available for streaming, Netflix released a season one collector’s edition Blu-ray set exclusive more »

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George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” Goes for Dark Laughs with Faint Success

Suburbicon is an especially savage Coen Brothers yarn and one that would have been more of a success under a different director, even directed by the men themselves. That comment isn’t meant to slander Mr. Clooney’s abilities as a filmmaker, but there come a handful of scenes where it feels he’s too timid to truly embrace its misanthropic ideology.

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5 Best And Worst Theatre Experiences!

TheaterIf you usually visit the theatre it is almost a sure bet that you have had both a positive and negative experience. Personally, I don’t understand why anybody would pay for a cinema ticket only to talk all their way through a film when they could have gone to a bar to talk each other’s ear off for a couple of hours.

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‘Samurai Jack: The Complete Fifth Season’ DVD Review

Adult Swim’s Samurai Jack may have ended but luckily for fans, they can still relive the series thanks to DVD releases. The boxset of the complete series and the complete fifth season have recently hit retailers. Today I’m going to review Samurai Jack: The Complete Fifth Season release. I have never watched Samurai Jack before more »

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A “Babysitter” McG Tries With

Of all the “second tier” Netflix acquisitions this year, “The Babysitter” is arguably the best, thanks to its lean running time of 85 minutes, the chemistry between its two leads and some ghoulishly outlandish death scenes that could earn a deserved place in the pantheon of horror films. Beyond that, it’s not really something that hasn’t been done before and stronger.

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‘M.F.A.’ Review – Masters the Art of Making a Star

M.F.A. touches a very sensitive subject. And the timing of the release comes at a time where rape and sexual assualt is now making the headlines in Hollywood more than ever. It’s a subject that needs to be talked about more and an act that should never have to be committed against anyone. To any more »

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Comic Books Actually Exist! And Other Things I’ve Found Out

I’m guessing that’s what you’re wondering why I am pointing out something so obvious. Well, here’s the thing that’s really gonna be hard to believe, but it’s completely, 100% true. Until about ten years ago — no,not even — nine years, I didn’t realize comic books, actually existed!

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‘Blade Runner 2049’: The Power of Cinema on Full Blast

The second you finish reading this, don’t think. Just open another tab on your browser or the app on your phone, go to Fandango or Movie Tickets or whatever app you’re inclined to use and take part in what is unquestionably one of the grandest achievements of this year.

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What Does ScreenX Have to Offer?

Unfamiliar with ScreenX? So was I until recently. To sum it up quickly ScreenX essentially is a “270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theater setting”. This new premium format is being brought to us by the same company behind the 4DX technology. When I first heard about ScreenX I was very curious how the more »

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The Enduring Power of ‘Psycho’ Lives On in ’78/52′

Picture it: any movie theater in the fall of 1960. It was the shower seen around the world, followed quickly and without warning by the screams of millions that reached the darkest recesses of space. Over a short period of time, it was a story that turned legendary, even without seeing the actual film: amateur more »

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‘Ghosted’ Pilot Review – Has ‘MIB’ Spirit but Needs Something More

ghostedFox’s new supernatural comedy, Ghosted, aired its first episode this past weekend and I have some good things and some not so good things to say about it. It definitely had some bright spots but it also seemed like there was something missing from the pilot episode. Hear me out or should I say read me out?

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An IMAX Experience Worthy of ‘Blade Runner’

Regardless of whether it’s seen in IMAX or viewed in standard DCP, if one considers themselves a Blade Runner aficionado or simply excited to see what Mr. Villeneuve does to expand the Blade Runner mythology, they must make the effort to check this out so experiences like this ultimately “aren’t lost in time, like tears in rain,” to quote Mr. Hauer’s iconic final monologue.

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‘Jeepers Creepers’, Where’d You Get That Bad Third Movie?

When a horror film gets to its third entry, it better damn well know where to go or things will go downhill. And when Jeepers Creepers 3 does badly with its fanbase, it won’t be because of Mr. Salva’s past indiscretions. It’ll be because he’s made a really bad film that furthers the argument that Jeepers Creepers should have stuck with one film.

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What’s Up in ‘Gotham’?: A Look at Season 4

Fox’s Gotham has hit their fourth season and is looking like what could be the most talked about season yet. And this could be for a number of reasons both good and bad. From the marketing to the story arc, there is already so much to be talked about and it’s only one episode in. more »

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Jamie Lee Curtis Returns For 40th Anniversary ‘Halloween’ Movie. But Can The Series Stay Relevant?

It was strongly hinted on social media that True Lies star, Jamie Lee Curtis will be reprising her role as the virginal Laurie Strode in the upcoming Halloween sequel, scheduled to be released on October 19th, 2018.

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‘Inhumans’ Review – The Lowest Bar for Inhumans to Step On

(AOTN) For many, Marvel is the ultimate trendsetter for current pop culture. Each new film is warmly received (and occasionally cited as the “new dawn” of comic book movies), audiences fall madly in love with characters once thought too obscure for the mainstream and the actors playing them, the TV shows are big… actually, let’s more »

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Cast Of AMC’s ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Talk Exciting New Season, Possible ‘Walking Dead’ Crossover And More!

(AOTN) We have been eager for the second half of season three of AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead” to premiere, especially after getting the chance to check the extended trailer and catch-up with the cast while out at San Diego Comic Con. It may haven taken them a little while, however we can say with more »

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Melissa Joan Hart Talks Her Directorial Debut With Lifetime’s Reimagining Of ‘Watcher In The Woods’

(AOTN) Executive producer and director, Melissa Joan Hart reimagines the ‘80s cult classic, The Watcher in the Woods, starring Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston as Mrs. Aylwood, the distraught mother whose daughter, Karen, vanished in the English countryside over 20 years ago. When Jan Carstairs (Tallulah Evans) and her family move into the idyllic Aylwood manor more »

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‘Death Note’ Review From the Eyes of A Newbie

Okay. So you read the title and you clicked. By now you know what you’re getting yourself into. A review about a film that’s based on an anime which I have never seen. Yes, that’s right. I have never seen the original ‘Death Note‘ anime. I have heard of it before and even know that more »

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Director Andy Muschietti And Actor Bill Skarsgard Say Their Version Of ‘IT’ Is ‘Something Completely Different’

(AOTN) We recently had the chance to catch up with director Andy Muschietti and actor Bill Skarsgard during a press conference for the upcoming Warner Bros/New Line Cinema film “IT” which is set to hit theaters on September 8, 2017. Both Muschietti and Skarsgard are incredibly excited to bring this film to audiences and were more »

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Batman Will Be More Traditional In ‘Justice League’

batman-justice-leagueThe overall praise for Affleck’s portrayal has been strong, but many have had problems with certain aspects of Batman that were changed for those movies. Luckily, in a recent interview with EW, Affleck confirmed that the character would be portrayed differently this time around, returning to his roots.

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New ‘IT’ Clips Showcase Even More Terror And Suspense!

(AOTN) We couldn’t be any more hyped about the upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic novel “IT”. It is sure to be hands down one of the scariest films of the summer! It is shaping up to be quite the year for Stephen King with the recent adaptation of “The Dark Tower” (which did more »

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Scott Wolf Gears Up for the Season Finale of NBC’s Drama ‘Night Shift’

By: Debra Wallace (AOTN) From the moment one enters the loading bay at San Antonio Memorial Hospital’s emergency room it is clear that “The Night Shift” provides a pulse-racing, realistic medical drama, with a great deal of heart and soul. For the past four seasons, the Night Shift’s team of doctors and nurses has been anything more »

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Annabelle: Creation Review

(AOTN) Annabelle Creation, is an epic installment in the Annabelle series. The movie acts as a prequel to Annabelle which came out in 2014. The two Annabelle movies tie into the Conjuring universe. The movie revolves around a group of girls from a local Orphanage who move into an isolated farmhouse, and live with parents more »

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Exclusive Interview With Producer, Director And Writer Deon Taylor

(AOTN) We were honored to have the chance to catch up with true Renaissance Man producer, director and writer Deon Taylor. Taylor and his film studio Hidden Empire Film Group are poised to have an absolutely phenomenal year. Currently, Taylor has just wrapped production on the upcoming psychological horror film “Motivated Seller” which will star Michael more »

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‘The Defenders’ Review:

Now that the show has been released, it’s safe to say that all of the build up was well worth it. In many ways, ‘The Defenders’ feels perfect for what it’s trying to accomplish. The story of the show is fairly straightforward. Our four Heroes – Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist – are all unwillingly forced to work together to defeat a nefarious plan by the shadowy organization “The Hand” to destroy New York City.

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‘Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later’ Review

I have never been the biggest fan of the original ‘Wet Hot American Summer‘. Although it has attained cult status over the years, I never found the film to be memorable as others do. In fact, when Netflix revived the franchise a little over two years ago with an eight episode prequel series titled “Wet Hot more »

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Marc Webb Talks Cancelled ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3’ and ‘Sinister Six’ Plans

Back in 2013, ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2‘ seemed like a sure-fire hit for Sony. During the production of the film, the studio was so sure of their franchise prospects that they began to formulate plans to open up the world of Spider-Man. ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 3‘ and ‘Sinister Six‘ were both announced before the movie more »

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‘Deadpool 2’ Gives Us Our First Look at Cable, Domino

Cable was first announced in the post-credits scene of the original ‘Deadpool’, and the casting of Brolin seems to be spot on. As a crucial member of the the X-Men universe, as well as the X-Force movie that is currently in development, it makes sense that the casting and design of this character is essential for this universe.

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SDCC Promises Big Things for SuperGirl Season 3

Now that Kara and the team over at the DEO have firmly established themselves at the CW (cross-over episodes and all) we are really going to get a chance to see how Supergirl can expand the entire universe. Check out what the cast was able to tell us about the upcoming season during SDCC 2017 right here!

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AHS: Cult: New Posters Reveal New Characters For Season 7

(AOTN) We always adore the build-up for each upcoming installment of the FX horror anthology series “American Horror Story”. The network always does a fantastic job of boosting the anticipation for the next chapter with super creepy promos and this season even doing more an incorporating the use of social media to further push the more »

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The Dark Tower Film Review! Does It Live Up To The Hype?

(AOTN) ‘The Dark Tower”, the multi-decade work of master storyteller Mr.Stephen King, has, at long last, finally be made into a feature film. After having the opportunity to view the film I have come away with a couple of notions, most notably that much more work could have and should have been done to make more »

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The Cast Of CW’s ‘Riverdale’ Promise An Even Darker Season Two!

(AOTN) The excitement level was at all time high in the press room for the hit CW series “Riverdale” as the cast and crew were eager to discuss what we are in store for in season two, which they promise will be even darker, as well as, the overall development for each of their characters more »

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What Happened? A Look At Several High Profile Films That Were Never Made!

(AOTN) Ever wonder what happened to several high profile projects that various well-known directors were said to be helming, but somehow have never seen the light of day? Many of these films were either “pet projects” for the directors or they ended up getting tied up in so many legal battles that eventually they were more »

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“Person to Person” Review

(AOTN) Summer is a huge time for the film industry, mainly for big studios. Every studio wants the next blockbuster hit and biggest film of the summer. These days our summers are filled with superheroes, reboots and some over-the-top action flicks. Somewhere in between all of those very expensive special effects films are more of more »

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“Spider-Man: Homecoming” Review

As one of the most popular and best-selling characters we can certainly understand why the studios want to revive Peter Parker, but as a fan it has to be about more than just making money.  I can say with certainty after seeing the film you will remember what it was that made the character so beloved in the first place. 

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The Monsters Under Your Bed and Skin: A Saturday of 70mm Horrors

Much like the 3-D craze around the same time, 70mm “blow-up” prints became something of a “go-to” in the 1970s until the mid-1990s for major blockbusters and any number of prestigious event films that remain popular today. The trend is making something of a resurgence now thanks to filmmakers like Tarantino (The Hateful Eight)

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‘Baywatch’ – Movie Review

Fans of the original show may, and I do stress, may check out Baywatch. For the rest of you, there are plenty of other more appealing movies on offer right now and one would be wise to look elsewhere unless they really have seen everything else. Or preferably wait until the film inevitably hits the bargain bin on DVD/Blu Ray.

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