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The Expendables 3, Review: Gen Ex+Gen Next

The Expendables 3: Generation Ex+Gen Next “The challenge was to write literally 16 main characters in a two-hour movie, and how often do you get to write for Zorro, the Terminator, Rocky, Indiana Jones and Mad Max?”—Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, co-writers, The Expendables 3. The Expendables are a group of righteous, patriotic mercenaries, used by the CIA in operations where the US government does not want to be officially involved. They are led by Barney Ross...

6th Annual TASTE AWARDS Promo Trailer

Trailer for the 6th Annual TASTE AWARDS in Hollywood    

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Guardians of the Galaxy, Review: Gunn's bull's eye!

Guardians of the Galaxy: Gamora, Groot, Rocket, a Great time at the Galaxy and Gunn's bull's eye! Produced by Marvel (Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Avengers) and distributed by Disney, Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG) is the tenth instalment in Marvel’s cinematic forays. It is co-written and directed by James Gunn, and is one of their best ever. Generous doses of humour, CGI used to stunning effect, incredible sets, mesmerising VFX, villainish/grey heroes from three kingdom...

Hercules, Review

Hercules You could add an extra dimension to a demi-god and turn him into a full god. But the power of a God would not find much in common with human film-goers living a mundane existence, who secretly identify with the on-screen exploits of super-MEN. Why not work it the other way around? Why not subtract a dimension? Why not doubt even the demi-god status, and let the audience think that the tale is a myth, and that the real Hercules is just a hard-hitting, large-framed mercenary? They will...

Lucy, Review

Lucy From La Femme Nikita and The Professional to The Fifth Element, writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Meet the latest: Lucy (Scarlett Johansson). Lucy is attractive, not tall, not muscular, with a cutish face, vulnerable, even gullible--An unlikely action hero, an unlikely drug-racket battling, science’s accidental guinea pig who is about to prove unwittingly the theory of an eminent scientist concerni...

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Review

The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson’s 8th feature film is inspired by the writings of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig (he admits to having “directly stolen” many ideas from Zweig’s works, as well as from his life). He pays tribute to Zweig in the credits, though he then takes co-credit for the film script. In terms of detail, scenic splendour, costumes, make-up and free-wheeling narrative, The Grand Budapest Hotel is an exciting experience. As a comedy, it falls short o...

New York No Limits Film Series Feature Film Regular Deadline - 7/31

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NEW YORK NO LIMITS is seeking feature film submissions from the international community for consideration in its 2014 SUMMIT to be presented November 20th-22nd in New York City.  Feature Films must be at least 40 minutes in length. All genres and foriegn language films are welcome and strongly encouraged to submit.  Since 2011 NYNL has curated over 250 films from 25 different countries.  Our goal is to present the best in film from around the world.  To submit a film please...

James Garner: Life, films, TV, quotes

James Garner: Rockford, the Maverick James Scott Bumgarner, born on 07 April 1928 in Oklahoma, known to millions of film-buffs as James Garner, died on 19 July 2014, aged 86. Here’s a tribute to the TV and film-star. It was a tough childhood, by any standards. James’ mother Mildred died when he was four. His father, Weldon (Bill), an alcoholic, remarried. The new mother was abusive. Soon, the Hollywood High School student James was a drop-out. He joined the merchant marines at ag...

Begin Again, Review

Begin Again Almost all the characters in Begin Again are losers, and in the end…sublime love prevails…no spoilers here! The film has an Adults Only rating in India, which seems a bit harsh. Some mutes, some beeps, a couple of more snips (a couple are noticed as jerks on screen) and it should have managed a UA (persons below 18 allowed if accompanied by adults). The latest film from Irish writer-director John Carney (Once), Begin Again is a musical (as  about the music rec...

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Apes more human than homo sapiens, humans decimated by a simian flu, their two kingdoms separated by a boundary bridge in the USA, clichés that crossover from human story-telling to the world of our evolving Darwinian predecessors, role reversals on captivity and clinical trials, and the end of this eighth instalment laying the ground for the ninth movie in the 46-year-old science fiction franchise, based on a French novel, by Pierre Boulle—that&rsq...

10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts - by Elliott Grove

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We thought this was interesting! So we are sharing!     10 Ways to Make Distributors Totally Hate Your Guts by Elliot Grove   Here are 10 ways to really annoy distributors.   1) Make it nearly impossible for a distributor to see your film Let’s say a potential film buyer misses the one and only screening of&nbs...

Omer Pasha Music Videos Limited Edition DVD Produced by Omer Pasha is Set for Release at Film Festival Events in Los Angeles

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Omer Pasha Music Videos Limited Edition DVD, Trance Club Mixes and Picture Book Produced by Omer Pasha is Set for Release at Film Festival Events in Los Angeles   Omer Pasha Music Videos Limited Edition DVD Produced by Omer Pasha is Set for Release at Film Festival Events in Los Angeles PRWEB RELEASE   http://www.prweb.com/releases/omerpasha/omerpasha/prweb11945367.htm   The DVD will feature best of Omer Pasha Music Videos from the years 2007 to 2014 and will be pro...

How to Train Your Dragon: 2, Review

How to Train Your Dragon: 2 “Life here is amazing. Dragons used to be a bit of a problem, but now they've all moved in,” goes the voice-over in the beginning of How to Train Your Dragon: 2. It is a 102-minute sequel to HTTYD 1 (2010), which was directed by Dean Deblois and Chris Sanders, the Lilo & Stitch (2002) duo. Part 2 is directed by Deblois, solo. It's been five years since Hiccup (now 20) and his dragon Toothless successfully united dragons and Vikings on the i...

Entertainment And Media Mogul, Adrienne Papp Honored For Her International Writing And Publicity

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Adrienne Papp has been a known insider in the industry as a writer on current, true and essential entertainment topics. By Michael Koehn By Michael Koehn Adrienne Papp and Jason Isaacs Adrienne Papp, President of Spotlight Media Productions Adrienne Papp has been a known insider in the industry as a writer on current, true and essential entertainment topics along with contemporary messages such as quantum physics and neuroscience, which she publishes throughinterviews,&...

Let the community decide who to fund!

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We are an online competition that funds writers and filmmakers, both short and long format.   We are unique, in that we ask writers to judge filmmakers and filmmakers to judge writers.   The  winning filmmaker, as chosen by the screenwriters, chooses one of the top 10 scripts to buy and shoot, and we fund it with the entry fees.   ...

ENTERTAINMENT AND MEDIA MOGUL, ADRIENNE PAPP HONORED FOR HER INTERNATIONAL WRITING

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Adrienne Papp has been a known insider in the industry as a writer on current, true and essential entertainment topics. By Michael Koehn Adrienne Papp and Jason Isaacs Adrienne Papp, President of Spotlight Media Productions Adrienne Papp has been a known insider in the industry as a writer on current, true and essential entertainment topics along with contemporary messages such as quantum physics and neuroscience, which she publishes throughinterviews, online and pr...

Maleficent, Review

Maleficent: Wicked witch is a Jolie good fellow! Disney's 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty takes new shape, and is retold, with a longish back-story, in which the vamp comes across as the true heroine. A beautiful, pure-hearted young ‘woman’, Maleficent has an idyllic life, growing up in a peace-loving forest kingdom of quaint animals, birds and varied creatures, until one day, when an invading army from the neighbouring human kingdom of King Henry threatens the harmony of the land...

X-Men: Days of Future Past, Review

X Men: Days of Future Past In 1967, Moody Blues released their second rock album, Days of Future Passed. Changing the last two letters of the last word, two issues of The Uncanny X-Men comic book series from 1980-81, written by Chris Claremont (a consultant on the film version), became Days of Future Past. Incidentally, his comic has seen three adaptations already: X-Men (1992), Wolverine and the X-Men (2008) and The Super Hero Squad Show (2009). The 2014 film is set in two time zones, 50 yea...

Predicting Oscar Contenders From This Year's Cannes Festival

                  Every year, thousands of movies will be released into the theaters or on-demand, but only a handful of them will garner the acclaim to be nominated at the Academy Awards. Usually, the Cannes Film Festival is a perfect starting gate for films to make an early push for an Oscar, as evidenced in previous competition films such as The Artist and last year's Nebraska.  This year the trend looks to continue, as cr...

Oscar Winning Director Alfonso Cuaron in Cannes Selling New Film 'Forsaken'

                  Academy Award winning director Alfonso Cuaron was in Cannes yesterday pitching his newest film "Forsaken", a Gael Garcia Bernal led thriller about a man trying to cross the Sonora desert in hopes of getting into the United States. The story -- which he developed with his son, Jonas -- is reportedly a prequel to his Oscar winning film "Gravity", according to reports.  "In a way, 'Forsaken' is a ...

“Omer Pasha Music Videos (American Television Edition)” is now officially released.

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“Omer Pasha Music Videos (American Television Edition)” is now officially released and “Omer Pasha Music” a new itunes dance collection is now available on iTunes Stores US.   Omer Pasha Music Videos (American Television Edition) is a compilation of 50 music videos based on several states of the US that was begun in production in 2008 and completed in April 2014. Omer Pasha Music Videos (American Television Edition) is now released online , on blu ray disc and a p...

Fading Gigolo, Review

Fading Gigolo Fading Gigolo is a misnomer, since the protagonist in this tale only becomes a gigolo several minutes into the film, and never fades away. Though Woody Allen (now 79) shares a generous amount of screen space with John Turturro, the film is written and directed by Turturro, not Allen. It is not often that one sees Allen acting in films directed by others. So, Fading Gigolo falls in the category of What’s New Pussycat?, Casino Royale , Play It Again Sam, The Front, Scenes Fr...

Million Dollar Arm, Review

Million Dollar Arm In the unofficial national game of India, cricket, anybody who can bowl at 90 mph/150 kmph or faster could be described as possessing a golden arm, or a million dollar arm. It emerges after seeing Million Dollar Arm (MDA) that the same applies to baseball, though the ball itself is made differently and the bowling (pitching, to be exact) is done in a different bio-metric action.\ Based on a true story, Million Dollar Arm is an American film about the quest of an American s...
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