New Movies This Week fr Brusimm

Movies opening in theaters this week are not gut noticing, but they are staffed by notable seasoned actors.

Opening This Week – October 31

Nightcrawler
Rated R runs 117 min

When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed

This film seems to be getting decent to strong reviews and could be an interesting flick. Gyllenhaal seems to always bring an interesting facet to his characters and I expect no less from him this time.

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Before I Go to Sleep
Rated R runs 92 min

A woman wakes up every day, remembering nothing as a result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, new terrifying truths emerge that force her to question everyone around her.

Cast:  Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Anne-Marie Duff

You would think with a cast like Kidman, Firth and Strong, you would have a solid movie, but early reviews seem luke warm to it.

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Saw (2004) – [Re-release]
Rated R runs 103 min

With a dead body lying between them, two men wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who’s been nicknamed “Jigsaw”. The men must follow various rules and objectives if they wish to survive and win the deadly game set for them.

Director: James Wan
Stars:    Cary Elwes, Leigh Whannell, Danny Glover, Ken Leung

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Captain America Civil War

Marvel finally unleashed the teaser trailer for Avengers Age of Ultron, that has been talked about since Comic-Con in July, and to be honest it’s pretty sweet.

This was the second trailer to be released within the last week, and is a slight derivation to the first one we saw last week.

In this trailer we see the scene where the team is fooling around trying to lift Thor’s hammer, while Steve Rogers actually budges it, making Thor nervous. But this scene is quickly dispelled as Ultron steps up and in his way, introduces himself. Ultron is voiced by James Spader, and I must say, the voice casting is perfect. (I’ve always enjoyed hating Spader’s characters through the years, and I suspect this will be no different)

Iron Man HULKBUSTER in Avengers Age of Ultron

We see some fighting, some scenes of retrospect, some of what many have called flashbacks, a little bit of love between a widow and a hulk, the HULKBUSTER armor in action (I have to wonder exactly how long that contraption will hold up against The Hulk!) and the infamous moment of seeing Captain America’s broken shield.

This clip premiered during Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC, where the official stance was that the clip planned for this slot was “leaked,” so instead, they showed us this.

Folks… a place like Disney, aka, Marvel, does not let things leak. Seriously! In fact last week, Joss Whedon was the one pointing folks to the “leaked” version.

Either way, I love it.

This trailer comes on the heels of Marvel’s announcement of their upcoming slate of movies… (If you follow my FB page, you saw that news there first. It is just easier to update my FB page first for my followers than it is to try and write out a great, in-depth piece for the site at times.)

Captain America Civil War – The one that Tony Stark will be in, is due out May of 2016.

Marvels DOCTOR STRANGE movie release date

Other MCU news was that Benedict Cumberbatch is in talks to portray Doctor Strange. That movie is scheduled for a November 4, 2016 release.

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New Out On DVD/BD Tues, 10-28-14 (BEGIN AGAIN)

October 28, 2014

Is it me or is it a crazy and quiet week on the new DVD/Blu-ray front this week? It does look a bit slow. We have WKRP In Cincinnati: The Complete Series, The animated Hellsing Ultimate: Volumes 9 & 10; 1990’s Nightbreed: The Director’s Cut, directed by Clive Barker; My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Rainbow […]

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CONSTANTINE Series Premiere Review

October 27, 2014

I Was Expecting More from CONSTANTINE, but… NBCs Constantine premiered last week and to some degree, I was looking forward to it. As for as a television event goes, I think it’s another fine addition to the special category of TV that involves ghosts, action and investigation. The story is about a man, John Constantine […]

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HONEY BOO BOO Cancelled by TLC

October 24, 2014

In a horrible set of events and details, TLC has decided to cut ties with the production of Honey Boo Boo and cancelled the series. That despite having a new season filmed, “in the can.” But why would they do that? In the event that you had not seen the news, it’s a sordid set […]

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Who Was PARENTHOOD’s Franco Georgianna?

October 23, 2014

During the closing credits of tonight’s (10-23-14) episode of Parenthood, there was a quick note, In Memory of Franco Georgianna. I’ve seen a few online notes saying that Parenthood has suddenly lost a member of their production family, including from actress Monica Potter on her Facebook account. Franco’s IMDb resume indicates he worked in the […]

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AVENGERS AGE of ULTRON Trailer

October 22, 2014

It seems that despite announcements that the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer would be premiering on Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD next week, someone might have jumped the gun! And as expected, James Spader is already delivering what I expected, and that is an exceptional adversary for The Avengers, in the form of Ultron. And we […]

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New In Theaters This Week: JOHN WICK…

October 21, 2014

This week the headlining star in new movies coming out this Friday, October 24th,  is Keanu Reeves in an action flick of vengeance. The other movie out is based on an old “game” we’ve probably all played at one time or another. New in theaters this week: Ouija Rated PG-13, it runs 89 min and […]

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New To Blu-Ray/DVD (SNOWPIERCER, MAD MEN)

October 20, 2014

This week, Chris Evans leads the charge to new DVD and Blu-ray titles and it is not in a Marvel-based movie! Behind him, we have Jon Hamm and a few others filling out the list of new DVD and Blu-ray releases this week. – Images are links: Snowpiercer Starring:     Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Jamie […]

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FINDERS KEEPERS Syfy Review

October 19, 2014

Finders Keepers is the film that shows that if Chucky had an evil sister or cousin doll, this would be the one! – On Syfy tonight was Finders Keepers, starring Jaime Pressly, Kylie Rogers along with Patrick Muldoon, Tobin Bell, Marina Sirtis, and a few other notable names in a film from HFD Productions. It […]

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PACIFIC RIM 2 Update

October 17, 2014

For the fan of the giant monster/giant robot movie, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim was a breath of fresh air. And though it didn’t seem to do an amazing set of box office numbers domestically, the higher-priced overseas market helped boost the bottom line of the film to over $400M. This got it to the […]

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BEAN BAG Chair Recall, Deaths Involved

October 16, 2014

ACE BAYOU is recalling their bean bag chairs due to a flaw in their zipper system and two deaths have been associated with them. The product in question is the Ace Bayou Bean Bag Chairs, and they have zippers that can be opened by children and the most horrible thing happened, where on two different […]

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Warner Bros Announces Their DC Superhero Movie Schedule

October 15, 2014

Today WB made the announcement on their DC Comics-based film schedule, including the year and in some cases, casting for the films. — Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) — Suicide Squad (2016) — Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gaddot (2017) — Justice League Part One (2017) — The Flash, starring Ezra Miller (2018) — […]

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SYFY Channel News Bits: ASCENSION, CHILDHOOD’S END, 12 MONKEYS

October 15, 2014

Many moons ago Dave Howe promised that when he took over Syfy, he was going to first get the network be a competitive force amongst the advertisers and then start applying their momentum (and income) to good sci-fi. And taking a look at these next few programming offerings, it seems that Howe and the network […]

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Will Tony Stark Be Bad in CAPTAIN AMERICA 3?

October 14, 2014

There could be light spoilers included here. News on the street is that Robert Downey Jr is in negotiations to be in Captain America 3. And that news sets the fan world on fire, seemingly confirming suspicions of where the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) might be headed. Last week I was reading over an article […]

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How Is Everyone Liking Pee Wee Herman in THE BLACKLIST

October 14, 2014

If you watch The Blacklist, you might have seen someone who looks hauntingly familiar, who is an associate of Reddington. Yep, that is Paul Reubens. Paul Reubens is the last person I would have ever expected to see cross through the plot lines of NBC’s The Blacklist, and he’s playing a pretty cool role. For […]

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New on Blu-Ray (X-MEN) and In Theaters (FURY) This Week

October 13, 2014

This week we have mutants leading the new DVD/Blu-ray charge to the home entertainment market while Brad Pitt steps in front of the camera to lead the new movies in theaters. First up are the New movies coming out this Friday, October 17: Fury, starring Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, & Michael Peña.  “As […]

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Halloween 2014 TV Programming

October 13, 2014

If you like your Halloween television programming during this time of year, I thought I’d toss out a few nuggets of programming info for your edification for the following networks:  AMC, El Rey, Sundance TV, Travel Channel, EPIX, & Syfy: Via several press releases:: AMC My favorite is the AMC Fearfest 2014, which starts Friday, […]

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