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Noovie has an exclusive look at "Star Wars: The Last Jedi"

An exclusive look at the first day of filming for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now in a theater near you!

Noovie, National CineMedia’s (NCM) new movie theater pre-show, is now presenting an exclusive look at Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which hits theaters on December 15. Part of the Noovie Backlot series, the piece highlights the exciting first moments on set, and even includes a never-before-seen look at the upcoming film.

Fans should anticipate arriving at their local Noovie theater at least 30 minutes before advertised show time to see the exclusive Star Wars: The Last Jedi content.

Noovie gives audiences a look at “what’s Noovie” in their world, including movies, music, local and more, leading moviegoers to what’s next in entertainment. Reimagined for today’s movie audiences, Noovie replaced NCM’s FirstLook pre-show in top theaters across the country including AMC, Cinemark, Regal Entertainment Group, and 49 other regional and local theater chains. Noovie can be seen on over 20,600 …

La-La Land Records Release CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: 40th ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED LIMITED EDITION

La-La Land Records, Sony Music and Columbia Pictures present CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: 40th ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED LIMITED EDITION, a special 2-CD set featuring a newly restored and remastered presentation of Academy Award-Winning composer John Williams’ (JAWS, STAR WARS, SCHINDLER’S LIST) original motion picture score to the 1977 landmark feature film CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Richard Dreyfuss and Teri Garr. Maestro Williams’ score personifies this classic film’s boundless wonder – searching through, and communicating with, the deep expanses of space as it also explores the unknowable mysteries of the human soul.

This deluxe 2-CD edition, meticulously produced, mixed and mastered by Mike Matessino, in consultation with the composer and director, was inspired by the discovery that Williams had originally planned the soundtrack as a 75-minute double LP. Disc One of this presentation takes its lead from that initial intent, …

John Williams Soundtrack to The Post Set To Be Released On January 12th.

There's no better way to start 2018 than with a brand new John Williams soundtrack.  The original soundtrack to Steven Spielberg's The Post is set to be released on January 12th which will coincide with the wide release of the film on the same day.  A limited release of the film will start on December 22nd.

To whet your appetite we can provide you with the track listing.  Ten tracks so expect a punchy soundtrack from John Williams.  The soundtrack comes in at just 40 minutes but expect John Williams to be at his finest for this project as The Post is expected to set the awards season alight.

TRACK LIST

01. The Papers
02. The Presses Roll
03. Nixon’s Order
04. The Oak Room, 1971
05. Setting the Type
06. Mother and Daughter
07. Scanning the Papers
08. Two Martini Lunch
09. Deciding to Publish
10. The Court’s Decision and End Credits

Total Time: 40 minutes



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The Bearded Trio Christmas Gift Idea #7: "A Die Hard Christmas" and "Die Hard: The Authorized Coloring and Activity Book"

By Patrick Gibbs



Our seventh idea for a holiday gift is for those who to celebrate Christmas with a bang. I still vividly remember the first time I ever saw Die Hard:

Picture it: West Valley City, Utah, the summer of 1989. My Mom and sisters were away at Girl's Camp, and my three brothers and I had permission to have a guy's movie night and rent some movies they wouldn't have any interest in seeing and that our Mom would just as soon disavow knowledge of us watching. We had already planned on Aliens and  Lethal Weapon, but my twin brother Paul chimed in at the last minute with seven of the most important words ever spoken by a human being: 'I'd kinda like to see Die Hard."


John McTiernan's classic was easily the hit of the mini film festival, and for me, like many, it has become an indelible part of the holiday season. Last year Paul bought me Die Hard: the Authorized Coloring and Activity Book by Doogie Horner, and it made me the envy of all of my weirder…

STAR WARS INSIDER #177 IS OUT NOW WITH TWO FREE, EXCLUSIVE STAR WARS: DESTINY CARDS FROM FANTASY FLIGHT!

STAR WARS INSIDER #177 IS OUT NOW WITH  TWO FREE, EXCLUSIVE STAR WARS: DESTINY CARDS FROM FANTASY FLIGHT!
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Steven Spielberg's The Post Crowned Best Film By National Board Of Review

When the National Board of Review crowns a movie as the best of the year and additionally gives a huge tip of the hat to the main cast then you know that movie is likely to do well during the awards season.  Well that's exactly what has happened to Steven Spielberg's The Post starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep according to Variety.  The entertainment website tells us:

The New York-based National Board of Review has crowned Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” the year’s best film as the Oscar season’s kudos circuit roars to life.

The 108-year-old organization, which comprises “film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals and academics,” also tapped the film’s stars, Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, for top acting honors. Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) and Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) won in the supporting categories.

Source - Variety

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One Life Saved, the World Entire Saved: Schindler’s List & the Passing of a Survivor of WWII

All of us who find or search for this page have something in common: a love of great movies, the joy they bring us and an admiration for the people who have brought amazing ideas to life.  I am a Star Wars enthusiast, and will watch anything by Spielberg when it is available.  Goonies, ET, everything Indy, everything Marty.  All of these fantasies fueled the emerging hopes of my childhood.

The fanciful and wonderful movies of my youth that led me to look for the great mysteries of this world.  And then I found a great mystery confronting my sensibilities, my stomach and my own relationship to the world around me.  When I was 18, I came across Schindler’s List.  It was only three weeks after my grandmother died, the matriarch of the family.  I often refer to her as St Granny because of the place her love has had in my life – even after her repose in the Lord.  I don’t remember the occasion, but a lot of the family was gathered together and watched the movie, which was aired without com…

LADDIE: The Man Behind The Movies - Official Trailer

LADDIE: The Man Behind the Movies is the story of a daughter’s journey to see her father not just as “Dad”— the man whose success and endless hours devoted to work loomed large over her childhood—but the way his collaborators do—as a doyen of modern American cinema.

Through interviews with George Lucas, Ridley Scott, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Affleck, Ron Howard, Morgan Freeman, Mel Brooks, Richard Donner, and more, Amanda Ladd-Jones endeavors to better understand her father, Alan Ladd, Jr. Known to all as Laddie, he is the understated studio chief and Oscar-winning producer behind such films as STAR WARS, ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER, CHARIOTS OF FIRE, POLICE ACADEMY, BRAVEHEART, THE OMEN, THELMA AND LOUISE, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and GONE BABY GONE, whose intelligence, kindness, and unflagging faith in the people he hired turned him into one of the most successful movie moguls in Hollywood history.



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THE STAR WARS SHOW - The Latest on The Last Jedi, Thrawn: Alliances Cover Revealed, and More!

In this installment of The Star Wars Show (which includes paid content by Sphero), we run down all of Entertainment Weekly's new Star Wars: The Last Jedi images and reveals, debut the cover of Timothy Zahn's highly-anticipated Thrawn: Alliances novel, talk with ILMxLAB about the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire VR experience, and more!



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VIDEO - 'The Post': Matthew Rhys & Bob Odenkirk on their important supporting roles

Matthew Rhys and Bob Odenkirk discussed their roles in 'The Post,' which tells the true story of the battle  between the Washington Post and the Nixon administration over the Pentagon Papers.

Matthew Rhys plays Ellsberg in the film, and he said, “I think they wanted to isolate me, or just keep me with beautiful bouncing Bob Odenkirk [as Ben Bagdikian, Ellsberg’s contact at the Post]. That level of isolation lent itself, and I think certainly helped me because I felt like the outsider.” Rhys then quipped, “Or at least Bob made me feel like the outsider.”

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Movie Review: "Mudbound" Is A Downbeat But Involving Period Drama That Is All Too Topical

MUDBOUND
Starring Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Jonathan Banks and Garrett Hedlund
Based on the novel by Hillary Jordan
Screenplay by Dee Rees & Virgil Williams
Directed by Dee Rees

















 Out of Four


Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs

Even a year ago, and certainly two years ago, I would watched Mudbound and comforted myself with the thought that we have come far in terms of race relations, and that the shame of the past in the American South is just that, the past. We don't have the luxury of that kind of wilful ignorance anymore, and that's all the more reason why a film such as this should be seen by a wide audience. Unlike most of the films being talked up as potential Oscar contenders, Mudbound is streaming on Netflix instead of playing in a wide release on the big screen. And it will be a sad thing if prejudice against that medium keeps it from getting its due, the way it did with Beasts of No Nation, because as much as the big screen experienc…

Extended TV Spot For Steven Spielberg's The Post

Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' has generated a huge positive buzz after its first screening and the release of a trailer.  Well that buzz can only increase thanks to an extended TV spot.

About 'The Post'
To end a war, they had to fight for the truth. Steven Spielberg’s #ThePost arrives in theaters this Christmas. Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light. The Post marks the first time Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg have collaborated on a project. In addi…

The Bearded Trio Christmas Gift Idea #6 - Wonder Woman On Digital Download, 4K UHD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD

Our sixth idea for a Christmas gift is purely based on the fact that it is one of the best films of the year and if there's one thing we like here at The Bearded Trio it is a good movie that lives up to the hype or even surpasses it.  Wonder Woman is just that.  In fact our very own Patrick Gibbs reviewed the movie when the DC classic hit cinema screens.  He gave it a perfect four out of four and said:

'This is a flat out great movie, hitting every note you'd expect from a superhero flick...Wonder Woman is a smart, thrilling, meaningful and often hilarious movie for all (or at least most) audiences that combines the epic feel of the best DC with the heart and humor of Marvel, and it aims to inspire a generation of girls and boys to look beyond stereotypes of heroism and strength.'

You can read the full review here.


With Justice League still in cinemas this would be a perfect gift for someone still hyped by all the DC magic currently going on and lets be honest, Wonder …

Movie Review: "Three Billboards" Is A Hilarious and Agonizing Masterpiece

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage, 
Lucas Hedges, Caleb Landry Jones, Samara Weaving  Written and Directed by Martin McDonagh


















Out of Four


Reviewed by Patrick & Paul Gibbs


Sometimes the best part of being critic is getting to see a great film before too much hype has been built up about it, and the worst part is when you get told you ruined a movie for someone by being a big part of that hype. There's there is no doubt that Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri falls into the first category, and we're halfheartedly apologizing in advance if it falls into the second, and the reason the apology is halfhearted is that the very best part of a critic's job is the chance to champion a truly great film that deserves to be seen.

Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) is a single divorced mother still grieving and feeling immense guilt over the rape and violent murder of her teenaged daughter…