New Trailer for Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ is Here

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Disney’s Pixar has released the new trailer for their upcoming feature The Good Dinosaur and we have it for you below!

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo (voice of Raymond Ochoa) makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

The film’s voice cast will also include Jeffrey Wright (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), Steve Zahn (“Treme”), AJ Buckley (“Murder in the First”), Anna Paquin (“True Blood”), Sam Elliot (“Justified”). Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge”), Marcus Scribner (“black•ish”), and Jack Bright (Monsters University).

The Good Dinosaur arrives in theaters on November 25th

Battle of The Actors Round 2 Match-Ups! Actresses!

Untitled-1Last Week Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey and Michael Fassbender moved on with Robert Downey Jr defeating Brad Pitt in the bonus bracket…This week, round 2 begins for the ladies!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Julia Roberts vs Sarah Jessica Parker

  • Julia Roberts (84%, 21 Votes)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (16%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Cate Blanchett vs Elizabeth Taylor

  • Cate Blanchett (77%, 17 Votes)
  • Elizabeth Taylor (23%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Robin Wright vs Vera Farmiga

  • Robin Wright (64%, 14 Votes)
  • Vera Farmiga (36%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Melissas’ Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Frances McDormand vs Helen Mirren

  • Helen Mirren (71%, 15 Votes)
  • Frances McDormand (29%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Anne Hathaway vs Charlize Theron

  • Charlize Theron (63%, 15 Votes)
  • Anne Hathaway (38%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Battle of The Actors Round 1 Matchups Part 4!

Untitled-1Christopher Lee, Sir Patrick Stewart, Edward Norton and Daniel Day-Lewis moved on in the brackets and Brad Pitt beat Matthew Mcconaughey in the bonus matchup! This weeks matchups we switch gears and return to the gals…actress showdown! Let’s get it on!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Madonna vs Julia Roberts

  • Julia Roberts (83%, 25 Votes)
  • Madonna (17%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Cate Blanchett vs Kate Winslet

  • Cate Blanchett (59%, 16 Votes)
  • Kate Winslet (41%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz’s Bracket: Laura Dern vs Robin Wright

  • Robin Wright (61%, 17 Votes)
  • Laura Dern (39%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Melissas’ Bracket:

Melissas’ Bracket: Saoirse Ronan vs Frances McDormand

  • Frances McDormand (70%, 19 Votes)
  • Saoirse Ronan (30%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael’s Bracket: Jennifer Lawrence vs Judi Dench

  • Judi Dench (52%, 16 Votes)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (48%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 30

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Liz’s Review: ‘EVERY SECRET THING’ is a twisted tale of emotional manipulation.

EVERY SECRET THING_POSTERLaura Lippman‘s best-selling novel Every Secret Thing has been brought to life by Academy Award(r) Nominated Filmmaker Amy Berg. Two 11 year old girls are convicted of kidnapping and killing a biracial infant. Released after seven years in a jeuvenile detention center, Ronnie and Alice are back in their hometown attempting to adjust to normal life as newly minted adults. Two weeks after their release, another young biracial girl goes missing from a local furniture store. Can the lead detective from the first case survive this new one? Who can you trust? Every Secret Thing puts your suspicions to the test at every turn.

Every Secret Thing (15)Utilizing flashbacks and he said/she said interrogation tactics, Berg skillfully crafts a film filled with mystery. Having not read the book, I was pleasantly surprised that the film clearly stands on it’s own. Never once did I feel cheated or left in the dark for the wrong reasons. In fact I was scratching my head, trying to figure it out right along with the detectives. I was fully engrossed with the story and structure.  Bravo, I say.

Every Secret Thing (16)Dakota Fanning plays Ronnie with a beautiful mixture of shyness and a hardened edge. Ronnie is from “The wrong side of the tracks”. Quiet and smart, her heavily rimmed eyes speak volumes as a severely damaged young woman. Danielle Macdonald gives one hell of a performance as Alice. Her eerie lack of emotional growth is startling. She walks a fine line between naivete and incredulity. Someone go cast her in something else, please?

Every Secret Thing (6)Diane Lane plays Alice’s mother, Helen. This is a woman with issues in broad daylight. Her relationship with Ronnie and Alice is beyond peculiar and most definitely off putting. Alcoholic and self loathing, she has been silently molding the girls whether she realizes it or not. This performance should garner her attention for the sheer sliminess and moral justification that comes off the screen. Elizabeth Banks play Detective Nancy Porter. Haunted by the death of the first child 7 years earlier, she is determined to figure out the truth this time around. Banks is vulnerable but tough in all the right areas.

Every Secret Thing (14) It was so refreshing to see a cast that was female dominated and extraordinarily talented. This film blows the Bechdel test out of the water. Applause to Berg, screenwriter Nicole Holofcener, and executive producer Frances McDormand for bringing Every Secret Thing to the big screen. I will say, even after seeing the film twice, (once at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival and again this week) I am still intrigued to go out and grab Lippman’s novel. At the heart of it all, this is a story about emotional abuse and it’s long term consequences. Every Little Secret will keep you guessing until the very last frame.

Synopsis: From a producer of FOXCATCHER and based on the novel by New York Times best-selling author Laura Lippman, EVERY SECRET THING is a gripping psychological thriller about the chilling consequences of the secrets we keep.

Detective Nancy Porter (Elizabeth Banks) is still haunted by her failure to save the life of a missing child from the hands of two young girls. Eight years later, another child goes missing in the same town just days after Ronnie and Alice (Dakota Fanning and newcomer Danielle Macdonald), the two girls convicted of the former crime, were released from juvenile detention. Porter and her partner (Nate Parker) must race against the clock to prevent history from repeating itself. But as they begin to investigate the girls and their families, especially Alice’s protective mother (Diane Lane), they unearth a web of secrets and deceptions that calls everything into question.

Directed by Academy Award(r) Nominated Filmmaker Amy Berg and Executive Produced by Frances McDormand.

Rated R

RT: 93 Minutes

Release: In theaters, On Demand and iTunes May 15, 2015
 
Additional VOD platforms: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, AT&T, DirecTV, Dish, and more…

Retro Review: 30 Years Ago, the World Was Introduced to the Coen Brothers with ‘Blood Simple’

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In my opinion, there have been very few filmmakers that have changed the cinematic landscape for the better since my birth some forty years ago. Many would likely point to folks like George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as standard bearers for the post-New Hollywood Cinema gang. And while those two certainly changed the cinematic landscape, I wouldn’t say their effect has been good or for the better. That’s another story, though. What I can say is that January 18, 1985 announced the presence of two game changers in Hollywood, and with Blood Simple‘s release, the world met Joel & Ethan Coen. Without a doubt two of the most original filmmakers still working in Hollywood, the Coen Brothers speak in their voice, tell the stories they want to tell and all with flourishes befitting the finest filmmakers in the history of cinema. Read More →