Review: ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Director Denis Villeneuve returns after his recent Oscar nomination to embark on a journey into the wildly complex and dangerously beloved world of Blade Runner, a 1983 sci-fi classic from director Ridley Scott loosely adapted from the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Creating a sequel from a classic is always a daunting task, but actually achieving a film worthy of standing next to the original is a feat very few can say they’ve met, but Villeneuve can now stand amongst the great who have come before him and watch as his film, Blade Runner 2049 is cherished for decades to come.

The year is 2049, and the world has been turned on it’s head by advancements in bio-engineering that have created human-like “Replicants” that have integrated into society. A group of trackers called Blade Runners, are tasked with hunting down old Replicants capable of dangerous actions and bringing them to justice. One such Blade Runner, K (Ryan Gosling) has stumbled upon a secret buried deep in the Earth that could trigger the collapse of society. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years, and who could be the key to unlocking the mystery. As Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) continues on in his quest to create the perfect Replicant, destined for planetary expansion, his questionable practices begin to come to life and a dark secret is about to expose the Replicant program.

This bold, beautifully crafted, visually stunning and mind bending sequel is nothing short of sensational with an all star cast lead by Ryan Gosling and Harrison FordGosling calm demeanor and presence are perfect for the Blade Runner world. It is equally as wonderful to see Harrison Ford back in one of his many iconic roles as Deckard. Seeing the character again and finding out what happened to him following the events of the original film was exceptionally satisfying and Ford was up to the task. Jared Leto is haunting in his portrayal of the designer Wallace. Leto leaves nothing to chance, electing to embrace the darkness and bring to life a cerebral villain for a new generation of sci-fi fans. Director Denis Villeneuve vision is suited for this world above all others. Together with Cinematographer Roger Deakins, Villeneuve expands on the epic world created in the original while still keeping the look that makes Blade Runner so iconic to fans worldwide.

Overall, Blade Runner 2049 is a long journey at 164 minutes, but a journey worth taking. A beautifully crafted classic that will stand the test of time and wow fans of science fiction and neo noir for years to come.

Stars: 4 1/2 out of 5

After Credit Scene? NO

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Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

With the DC cinematic universe hanging in the balance, Warner Bros. put their faith in director Patty Jenkins and actress Gal Gadot to bring the long overdue first Wonder Woman movie to the big screen and deliver they did. The film is exciting, humorous, beautifully filmed and one of the best superhero films so far. If we’ve learned nothing else, we know now to never send a man to do a woman’s job.

The film opens with a young Diana learning the ways of the Amazonians. Raised by her mother, Hippolyta, Queen of Themyscira (Connie Nielson), Diana has been sheltered from the warrior ways of her people. Her Aunt Antiope (Robin Wright) is the finest general in the Amazonian army and determined to teach Diana to defend herself against her sister’s wishes. A reluctant Hippolyta agrees to Diana’s training as long as she is trained harder and more vigorously than any Amazonian before her. Now grown, Diana (Gal Gadot) begins to learn the challenges of her position and comes to understand that there is a power in her greater than she’s ever known.

A plane is shot down and crashes off the coast of Themyscira and pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) finds himself rescued by Diana and faced with the explaining his uninvited entrance.  A German warship captained by general Ludendorff (Danny Huston) has followed Trevor’s downed plane to find Themyscira and the Amazonians, setting their sights on annihilation of the foreign foe. Driven back for the time being, Trevor must confide in Diana and the Amazonians as to why he is there and to the severity of his mission. Knowing she cannot sit by while a world she knows nothing about is destroyed, Diana sets off with Steve Trevor to enter the war and stand up for those who cannot help themselves.

And the film’s just getting started! What follows can easily be taken as a spoiler to some so we’ll stop the summary right there. Director Patty Jenkins has created a wonderfully empowering film for women everywhere, a rarity in Hollywood, and one that should and will be celebrated. Gal Gadot is the perfect embodiment of Diana Prince and a true treasure to behold. Gadot’s portrayal is a strong symbol of the importance of Wonder Woman in pop culture and the feminist movement and young children to look up to. Chris Pine is marvelous with his witty humor and his tried and true valor. Pine compliments Gadot’s performance perfectly and never overshadows.

Overall, Wonder Woman is a near perfect superhero film and a bright shining light in the dismal DC cinematic universe so far. A film that hearkens back to the spirit of Capatin America: The First Avenger while never feeling or trying to be a retread. Wonder Woman is a true gem.

Stars:

4 out of 5

After Credit Scene?

None

Trailer:

Netflix News: ‘House of Cards’ Season 5 trailer is more scary than ever

Together We Are Strong.
Today Netflix released the official trailer for House of Cards which will launch its fifth season globally on Netflix, Tuesday, May 30, 2017.
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The fifth season of the critically acclaimed Emmy®­nominated drama  House of Cards  premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’s Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship. House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly, Jayne Atkinson, Neve Campbell, Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks and Joel Kinnaman.
 
Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are showrunners for season five, and they serve as executive producers along with David Fincher, John Mankiewicz, Daniel Minahan, Kevin Spacey, Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti, Eric Roth, Robin Wright, Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies. Created for television by Beau Willimon. House of Cards is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix. 
 
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Netflix News: ‘House of Cards’ returns May 30th with Season 5! See the trailer!

The fifth season of the critically acclaimed Emmy®­nominated drama House of Cards premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’s Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship . House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly , Jayne Atkinson , Neve Campbell , Derek Cecil, Paul Sparks and Joel Kinnaman .

Melissa James Gibson and Frank Pugliese are showrunners for season five, and they serve as executive producers along with David Fincher, John Mankiewicz, Daniel Minahan, Kevin Spacey , Joshua Donen, Dana Brunetti , Eric Roth, Robin Wright , Michael Dobbs and Andrew Davies. Created for television by Beau Willimon. House of Cards is produced by Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix.

Battle of The Actors Round 3 Match-Ups! Actress Round of Sweet 16!

Untitled-1Last Week, Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis, Kevin Spacey and Michael Fassbender moved on to the round of 8 along with Robert Downey Jr who beat Robin Williams to advance. This week is the women’s match of the Sweet 16! Let’s get it on!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Julia Roberts vs Melissa McCarthy

  • Julia Roberts (68%, 19 Votes)
  • Melissa McCarthy (32%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Cate Blanchett vs Amy Adams

  • Amy Adams (52%, 15 Votes)
  • Cate Blanchett (48%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Robin Wright vs Emily Blunt

  • Emily Blunt (76%, 22 Votes)
  • Robin Wright (24%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Melissa’s Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Helen Mirren vs Julianne Moore

  • Helen Mirren (59%, 17 Votes)
  • Julianne Moore (41%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Charlize Theron vs Judi Dench

  • Charlize Theron (61%, 19 Votes)
  • Judi Dench (39%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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Next week is actors vs actress!!

Advanced Screening of ‘Everest’ *Regal Crown Club*

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Regal Crown Club is sponsoring a bunch of advanced screenings for the upcoming drama Everest! You must be a Regal Crown Club member to go..membership is FREE! Sign up at Regal Crown Club

The following cities will be receiving screenings:

Buford, GA
Regal Mall Of Georgia Stadium

Austin, TX
Regal Gateway Stadium 16 & IMAX

Charlotte, NC
Regal Stonecrest at Piper Glen 22 & IMAX

Chicago, IL
Regal Cinemas City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX

Westlake, OH
Regal Crocker Park Stadium 16 & IMAX

Lakewood, CO
UA Colorado Mills Stadium 16 & IMAX

Houston, TX
Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 & IMAX

Las Vegas, NV
Red Rock Stadium 16 IMAX

Santa Clarita, CA
Edwards Valencia Stadium 12 & IMAX

Miami, FL
Regal Kendall Village Stadium 16 IMAX & RPX

Brooklyn, NY
UA Sheepshead Bay Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX

Irvine, CA
Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21IMAX

Orlando, FL
Regal Pointe Orlando Stadium 20 & IMAX

King of Prussia, PA
UA King of Prussia Stadium 16

Portland, OR
Regal Lloyd Center 10 & IMAX

Cary, NC
Regal Crossroads Stadium 20 & IMAX

San Diego, CA
Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX

Dublin, CA
Regal Hacienda Crossing Stadium 20 & IMAX

Issaquah, WA
Regal Issaquah Highlands 12

Silver Spring, MD
Regal Majestic Stadium 20 & IMAX

Wanna go?! Click on the link below and grab a pair while supplies last!

Tickets

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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Netflix Renews ‘House of Cards’ for Fourth Season

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Netflix officially announced today that their hit series House of Cards would be returning for a fourth season in 2016. The online streaming service took to their Facebook to announce the news along with the words “I will leave a legacy,” and hashtag “#Underwood2016″.

The show stars Kevin Spacey as Congressman turned President Frank Underwood, who, along with his wife Clare (Robin Wright), continue their ruthless rise to power, to secure another term as president, while taking out anyone who gets in their way.

Based on the BBC miniseries of the same name, House of Cards is one of Netlfix’s most popular offerings. The show is produced by David Fincher, Joshua Donen, Beau Willimon, Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, John David Coles and Eric Roth.

Seasons 1-3 are available right now on Netflix

Trailer VS Movie: ‘A Most Wanted Man’ With Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Rather than an all encompassing spy thriller involving people from all other the world, A Most Wanted Man focuses on a small group of people led by Gunther (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Does the movie compare to the trailer? Read More →

VOD Today: ‘Aftermath’ With Edward Furlong & ‘The Congress’ With Robin Wright

Two very different movies, Aftermath is a zombie movie with Edward Furlong and The Congress is an official Cannes entry starring Robin Wright.

Stay tuned for Michael’s review of Aftermath! Read More →

‘The Congress’ Starring Robin Wright – On iTunes/On Demand July 24th

Love that Robin Wright is breaking out again and this looks very interesting with a great cast.

Drafthouse Films will release The Congress on iTunes/On Demand July 24, 2014, in select theaters August 29 2014, and in NY September 5, 2014.

Directed by Ari Folman

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.


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