According to a new report from CNN, the great comedian/actress, Joan Rivers, sadly past away earlier today, September 4th, 2014 at approximately 1:17pm in a New York City hospital at the age of 81. She had suffered a cardiac arrest during a medical procedure. Her daughter, Melissa Rivers gave a statement, saying: “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends.”
Joan’s funeral has already been scheduled for Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at Temple Emanu-El in Manhattan. Details, including the time and if the public will be allowed to attend, are not yet known. Joan had been on life support at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai hospital, where she was taken after she stopped breathing at the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic last Thursday. Read more »
Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures released their new psychological thriller flick, “As Above So Below” into theaters this weekend, and the reviews from the top movie critics are in. It turned out not to go over well with them for the most part, getting only an overall 36 score out of a possible 100 across 17 reviews at metacritic.com. The movie stars: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and Edwin Hodge. We’ve posted blurbs from a few of the critics, below.
Jordan Hoffman at the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score, stating: “One of the world’s top disturbing tourist attractions is now finally getting the spooky film it deserves.”
Peter Debruge from Variety, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “It all makes for clumsy-fun escapism, not bad as end-of-summer chillers go.” Mark Jenkins at the Washington Post, gave it a 37, saying: “As Above, So Below is inherently absurd, but it would be somewhat less so had it fully committed to just one of its ridiculous premises.” Read more »
Dimension Films (The Weinstein Company) released their new action/crime/drama film, “Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For” into theaters yesterday, August 21st, and the top movie critics have delivered all their reviews. It turned out to be a mixed bag across the board, getting an overall 44 score out of a possible 100 across 29 reviews at the metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin, Powers Boothe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green, Dennis Haysbert, Martin Csokas, Rosario Dawson, Jamie Chung, Jamie King, Alexa Vega, Julia Garner, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Christopher Lloyd, Stacy Keach and Jude Ciccolella. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Read more »
The Weinstein Company released their new drama/sci-fi flick, “The Giver” into theaters this weekend. i just checked it out and thought it was just ok. The plotline was a little too strange for my taste, but I thought it had a decent ending with lots of suspense, action and more. It stars: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush and Taylor Swift.
The movie is set in a utopian society in 2048 AD. After a big war, “the community” decided to get rid of colors, therefore different races and feelings, such as love and anger, because they felt that they only caused conflict. In their community, everything is about sameness, thus there is no money or social status. Everyone owns the same things, and everyone lives in a same sized house. Read more »
20th Century FOX released their new comedy flick, “Let’s Be Cops,” into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out and thought it was quite entertaining and hilarious, delivering a ton of laughs, drama, suspense and more. It stars: Damon Wayans Jr., Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Nina Dobrev, James D’Arcy and Andy Garcia.
In the new film, characters ,Ryan (Jake Johnson) and Justin (Damon Wayans Jr.), are feeling pretty down about their careers are the lack there of. Ryan is a former football star that got injured, and Justin is a struggling video game creator with a shortage on confidence. Eventually, they show up at a masquerade party in full cop costumes, because Ryan thought a masquerade party was the same as a costume party.
After getting shunned from that event, they found themselves being able to command unusual amounts of attention as everyone thought they were real cops. They had a little fun with it at first. However, Ryan started taking it too damn far by actually getting a fake cop car off of Ebay. Read more »
The Weinstein Company released their new drama/sci-fi film, “The Giver” into theaters this past Thursday, August 14th, and the reviews are in from all the top critics. It turns out that it went over close to half well with them with an overall score of 46 out of a possible 100 across 31 reviews at the metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Brenton Thwaites, Alexander Skarsgård, Katie Holmes, Odeya Rush, and Taylor Swift. We posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 score, saying: “Just in the last few months, we’ve seen “Snowpiercer” and “Divergent,” which also deal with what happens after a civil collapse. The Giver, the latest in this weird trend, approaches a now-familiar topic from a new angle, and, of the three, it’s the most visually arresting.” Read more »
Lionsgate released their new, hardcore action flick, “The Expendables 3,” into theaters yesterday, August 14th, and the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that it didn’t quite sit well with a lot of them, getting only an overall 35 score out of a possible 100 across 30 reviews over at the metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell and Kelsey Grammer. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 grade, saying: “So let me just say that this latest rah-rah red-meat installment is the biggest and best surprise of the series. It has its flaws, but it’s mostly a big, dumb, gruntingly monosyllabic hoot.” Read more »
According to new info from reports on Wikipedia, there’s definitely plans in the works to make not only an Expendables 4 but a 5th installment as well. The reports claim that in March 2014, former James Bond star ,Pierce Brosnan, confirmed the 4th installment by revealing that he had agreed with producer ,Avi Lerner, to star in it.
Main man, Sylvester Stallone, also revealed in an interview that he wants Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to play the villain in Expendables 4. Producer ,Avi Lerner, confirmed plans for The Expendables 4 and The Expendables 5. In related news, there’s also plans to make a female edition of this, entitled, “The ExpendaBelles.”
On October 28th, 2013, Lerner was in negotiations with actresses: Meryl Streep, Cameron Diaz and Milla Jovovich to star in the movie. On February 6th, 2014, Deadline reported that Robert Luketic is set to direct the ExpendaBelles. There’s also already a short synopsis for it, which reads like this: “When America’s Navy SEALs are wiped out trying to penetrate the island lair of a deadly despot who has captured one of the world’s top nuclear scientists, it becomes clear that there is no such thing Read more »
According to a new report from CNN, very famous comedian/actor, Robin Williams (left), was found dead in his Northern California home earlier today, August 11th. The law enforcement officials are claiming that Robin took his own life due to depression. Robin’s media representative told the press: “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.”
The coroner investigators suspect “the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia,” according to a statement from the Marin County, California, Sheriff’s Office. Robin was married to graphic designer ,Susan Schneider, in Napa Valley, California in October 2011. Schneider sent a written statement to CNN through the representative. Read more »
According to a new repot from IGN and numerous other sources, Paramount Pictures officially announced that they are indeed making a sequel to the recent 2014 “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” flick that did very well during its opening weekend, taking over the number 1 spot from “Guardians of The Galaxy” with a whopping $65 million in ticket sales.
The announcement came yesterday, August 10th, and the release date is already set for June 3rd,2016, so mark that date on your movie calendars. Producer Michael Bay is expected to return, along with screenwriters,Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, who will also executive produce the sequel. However, it’s currently uncertain if director ,Jonathan Liebesman, will return to helm it. Read more »