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Movie Review: "Kin" Is Two Unrelated Bad Movies Stuck Together

KIN
Starring Jack Reynor,  Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid, 
Myles Truitt and James Franco
Based on Bag Man by Jonathan & Josh Baker
Screenplay by Daniel Casey

Directed Jonathan & Josh Baker
Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs and Paul Gibbs

Out of Four

If you've seen the trailers for Kin, you may have detected a bit of an '80's Amblin vibe. We certainly did, and the prominent mention of Stranger Things on the advertising only adds to that expectation.

The story follows a young boy, Eli (Myles Truitt) who lives alone with his adoptive father (Dennis Quaid.). Eli likes to scrounge for scrap metal, and one fateful day he scores his biggest find yet when he climbs a fence and finds a bunch of dead bikers who look like they are going to a costume party with a "What We Thought The Future Would Look in the early '80's" theme. He also finds what appears to some sort of strange hybrid between a giant sized staple gun and a laser tag cannon, complete with holographi…

25TH ANNIVERSARY OF SCHINDLER’S LIST TO GET RE-RELEASE IN 4K AND DOLBY CINEMA

Steven Spielberg’s Seven-Time Academy Award®-Winning Masterpiece Arrives in Theaters for a Limited Theatrical EngagementUSC Shoah Foundation Coordinating Free Screenings for High-School Educators and Students in Select North American Theaters on December 4 and 5

To commemorate the 25th anniversary release of Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece Schindler’s List, one of the most significant endeavors in the history of cinema, Universal Pictures will re-release the film with picture and sound digitally remastered—including in 4K, Dolby Cinema and Dolby Atmos—for a limited theatrical engagement on December 7, 2018, in theaters across the United States and Canada.

On the heels of last year’s re-release of James Cameron’s Titanic in HDR, this event marks one of the very few times that a film of this magnitude and scope has been remastered in 4K, Dolby Cinema and Atmos. It provides a stunning experience on the big screen, to match the power of the film and its significant themes. This December, …

Your First Look: Star Wars Resistance: Meet Team Fireball

Enjoy this first look at Star Wars Resistance's Team Fireball!  Star Wars Resistance," a new animated series that takes place prior to the events of "The Force Awakens," takes flight with a one-hour premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 (10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD.

The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono ("Kaz"), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Following its U.S. debut, "Star Wars Resistance" will rollout globally on Disney Channels Worldwide



The voice cast includes: Christopher Sean ("Days of Our Lives") as Kazuda Xiono; Suzie McGrath ("East Enders") as Tam Ryvora; Scott Lawrence ("Legion") as Jarek Yeager; Myrna Velasco ("Elena of Avalor") as Torra Doza; Josh Brener ("Silicon Valley") as Neeku Vozo; Donald Faison ("Scrubs&…

Soundtrack News - INTRADA Announces DIAL M FOR MURDER Kickstarter Campaign

DIAL M FOR MURDER - KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGNMusic Composed by DIMITRI TIOMKIN
Conducted by WILLIAM T. STROMBERG

Alfred Hitchcock's decade-spanning career involved many top composers, resulting in some of the finest film music composed for the cinema. Many recordings of the earlier works haven't survived, making it impossible to enjoy them outside of their films. Intrada is embarking on a mission to record some of these scores, and you are instrumental in making this happen.

The initial recording is composer Dimitri Tiomkin's final collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock, the 1954 thriller Dial M for Murder. Intrada chose this title because of Tiomkin's striking score. It accentuates an elegant thriller and features the knock-out star power of Ray Milland, Robert Cummings, John Williams and Grace Kelly (her first of four productions with Hitchcock, and whose introduction to the director was facilitated by Tiomkin).

Your support for this recording not only helps make this recordi…

Ready Player One Trailer, 8-Bit Style

8-bit Retro Goodness Added To Ready Player One Trailer You have to love the Internet. Its full of useful information on everything and if you have a particular interest you are bound to find something on the subject. Take retro 8-bit. If you grew up in the 80's and early 90's then you will have a certain affection for this style of artwork.

Joblo Videos over on Youtube is well known for turning new release movies in to 8-bit graphics and he's done just that with Steven Spielberg's upcoming Ready Player One. Check it out below and compare it with the actual trailer which is also below.





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Movie Review: Spike Lee's "BlackkKlansman" is the Medicinal Joint America Needs Right Now

BLACKKKLANSMAN
John David Washington, Adam Driver, Laura Harrier, Topher Grace
Based on Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth
Screenplay by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Wilmott and Spike Lee
Directed by Spike Lee

Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs and Paul Gibbs

Out of Four

We're a little late in reviewing this one due to a brief hiatus, but we couldn't possibly let it go by without giving our strongest recommendation.

In 1972, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is hired as the first black detective in the Colorado Springs  police department. Stallworth is initially assigned to work in the records room, where he faces mistreatment from his coworkers. Stallworth requests to transfer to go undercover, and is assigned to a local rally by national civil rights leader, Kwame Ture (Corey Hawkins of 24: Legacy and Kong: Skull Island), who has taken the name of African leaders.

After the rally, Stallworth is reassigned to the intelligence division. While reading the paper, he finds an adve…

Now You Can Look Just Like Nedry From Jurassic Park Thanks To Drop Dead.

Drop Dead Release An Awesome Range Of Jurassic Park Clothes And Merchandise We were recently contacted by Drop Dead who are well known for their stylish range of clothes and merchandise with an original hint of geekiness.  They told us they've spared no expense on this latest range which celebrates the Jurassic Park’s 25th anniversary and the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Drop Dead is debuting their iconic Jurassic Park collection in partnership with Universal Brand Development.
I've headed over to their website and taken a look and wow!  They weren't kidding about sparing no expense.  I particularly like the Nedry attack yellow jacket, complete with dirt splash or is that Dino spray?  Watch the eyes!

Or what about Nedry's shirt?  Remember the one?  "Dodgson, Dodgson, we've got Dodgson here....See nobody cares."  Yeah!  Now you remember.  You can even get the shorts to match.

Anyway, here's the press release and make sure you check out th…

SOUNDTRACK NEWS: INTRADA Announces Richard Band's RAVENWOLF TOWERS

RAVENWOLF TOWERS
Music Composed by RICHARD BAND
INTRADA ISC 413 Intrada's latest release by composer Richard Band features his score to the 2016 webseries Ravenwolf Towers. In this series produced by Charles Band and released through Full Moon, most of the characters, save the two leads, had been introduced in previous Full Moon films, many of which had been scored by Band. As a result, he was able to leverage previous themes and motifs for these characters, while creating new themes for the characters of Jake and Mary. Romantically sad and beautiful, it captured the mysterious and uncertain destiny of their relationship, where of course the viewer knows more than the characters. The score portrays a sense of dignity for the old Towers, with an inherent sense of the enigmas that lie within. It's Richard Band doing what Richard Band does best, and who couldn't use a healthy dose of that in the few weeks leading up to October and Halloween festivities.

The legendary Ravenwolf…

BFI LAUNCHES SEARCH FOR THE UK’S FILMMAKING STARS OF THE FUTURE

47 UK-wide BFI Film Academies now open for applicationsMore than 900 places available for 16-19 year olds Aspiring young filmmakers now have the opportunity to kick-start their career in the film industry by applying for one of 900 places currently available on 47 BFI Film Academy courses located across the UK. Places are open to talented 16-19 year olds, resident in the UK, who have a passion for filmmaking and an ambition to work in the film industry. Courses are now accepting applications online for the upcoming academic year, September 2018 to March 2019.

Taking place from Bournemouth to Belfast, Shropshire to Swansea, the BFI Film Academy is a gold standard talent development programme for 16-19 year olds, designed to uncover the UK’s filmmaking stars of the future. Previous graduates have gone on to work on a wide range of films, from independent productions such as Clio Barnard’s Dark River, the upcoming Blinded by the Light from Gurinder Chadha, through to blockbusters includi…

COMPETITION: WIN OFFICIAL JAWS MERCHANDISE

Win Jaws Print and Limited Edition Coin Thanks To Smart Arts Gallery We have another great competition this week and this time the theme is Jaws.  Yes, the 1975 Spielberg directed classic is commonly a fan favourite and we're giving one lucky person a chance at winning some top quality Jaws merchandise to add to their collection.  Big thanks to Smart Arts Gallery for once again supplying these amazing prizes, why not give them a visit and see what other goodies they have?


The Prizes
First we have a fine piece of artwork.  This print is officially licensed and its run is limited to only 995 worldwide.  Each print is hand numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Universal Studios.

The second prize is this stunning collector's coin which is limited to 9,995 worldwide.  Like the print, it's officially licenced by Universal Studios and is embossed on both sides and individually numbered.  These coins are always popular with collectors and become highly col…

Retro Spielberg News from 1982 - A Boy's Life

Spielberg news from 1982. Retro Spielberg news.  Starburst #42 - 1982 reports the director is working on a children's movie called "A Boy's Life."  I don't think this will come to anything.  We'll keep you posted and the news will be...right...here.

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STAR WARS RESISTANCE,' A NEW HIGH-FLYING ANIMATED ADVENTURE SERIES TAKES FLIGHT

'STAR WARS RESISTANCE,' A NEW HIGH-FLYING ANIMATED ADVENTURE SERIES TAKES FLIGHT WITH A ONE-HOUR PREMIERE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 ON DISNEY CHANNEL AND DISNEYNOW  "Star Wars Resistance," a new animated series that takes place prior to the events of "The Force Awakens," takes flight with a one-hour premiere SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 (10:00 p.m. EDT/PDT) on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW and Disney Channel VOD, with subsequent airings on Disney XD.

The high-flying adventure series follows Kazuda Xiono ("Kaz"), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. Following its U.S. debut, "Star Wars Resistance" will rollout globally on Disney Channels Worldwide.

In the one-hour premiere titled "The Recruit," Poe and BB-8 assign newly-appointed spy Kaz to the Colossus, a massive aircraft re-fueling platform on an outer rim water planet, home to colorful new aliens, droids and creatures. W…

Movie Review" Alpha" is a Visually Breathtaking Epic

ALPHA
Starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Leonor Varela, Jens Hultén, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson
and introuducing Chuck as Alpha
Story by Albert Hughes
Screenplay by Daniele Sebastian Wiedenhaupt
Directed by Albert Hughes


Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs

 Out of Four


The 1993 teen hood drama Menace II Society was the debut film of Allen and Albert Hughes, a pair of very young directors who also happened to be twins. The talented duo made their last film together in 2010, with the bizarre guilty pleasure Book of Eli. After that, they went their separate ways, and Allen made his solo debut with 2013's Mark Wahlberg-Russell Crowe melodrama Broken City, a film that inspired such bored indifference from critics and audiences alike that even now as I write this sentence, I am not watching it.

Now it's Albert turn at bat, and while he is unlikely to score a home run at the box office, he follows through with a confidence and grace that establishes him as skilled auteur who, along with  brings to mind the …

VIDEO - Drew Spills on Lying to Steven Spielberg

Drew Barrymore's life has been one wild ride, and she shared a few of her favorite stories with Ellen in this video clip from the show back in 2015.  She explains how she lied to Steven Spielberg while auditioning for Poltergeist at the age of six.

'I lied to him. I lied my face off. I told him I was in a rock and roll band. And that I was a cook.'



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COMPETITION: WIN OFFICIAL JURASSIC PARK MERCHANDISE

Win Jurassic Park Limited Edition artwork print and 25th anniversary coin
We have a cracker of a competition this month, in fact we have not one but two competitions but more on the other one later.  The first one is to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Steven Spielberg's classic, Jurassic Park and thanks to the awesome folks over at Smart Arts Gallery, we have two incredible prizes which one lucky winner will be the proud owner of.


The Prizes
The first item is this stunning artwork print called "Park Life."  It measures 16.5 x 11.7 inches and it's an officially licensed limited edition art print, produced on 300gsm textured art paper, limited to only 995 worldwide, hand numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from Universal Studios.


But wait, that's not all!  Also this week the lucky winner will also get this limited edition coin to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the movie.  Embossed on both sides it has a diameter of 3.8cm and is limited to …

New Star Wars Sneakers Announced From Po-Zu

Star Wars fashion goes full force with the latest luxury leather RESISTANCE sneaker for men and Women handcrafted by Po-Zu, under license with Lucasfilm and Disney. Ahead of next year’s highly-anticipated finaleof the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Po-Zu, the brand behind Rey’s boots (portrayed in the films by actress Daisy Ridley), have releasedtheir latest design for fans around the world.

The new Luxury chrome-free leather RESISTANCE sneakers in Black and White have the Star Wars Rebellion logo embossed on the side of the shoe and the organic cotton Star Wars label on the tongue. Handcrafted in Portugal.

Since the co-branded footwear range began, the Star Wars | Po-Zu collaboration has been worn by Star Wars fans and celebrities alike, including Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose) Anthony Daniels (C-3P0), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Warwick Davis, Kevin Smith and Youtuber, Casey Neistat.

Similar to all Po-Zu shoes, thes…