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2nd Serve

2nd ServeOne of the best things about the web is being able to find new (and sometimes obscure) movies that are streaming online for free (ad supported, but that’s no biggie). These movies are a mix of indies and the type of movies that you might have found in the dollar bin back in the 90s.

2nd Serve belongs to the second category; it stars a mix of actors that you’ll recgonize, but might not know the names of, it has a goofy but enjoyable plot, and an extra cheesy poster.

Official Description: When former tennis pro Owen “Game Set” Match (Josh Hopkins, TV’s Cougar Town) gets fired from his cushy job at the affluent Fountain Club, he’s forced to take a position at the not-so-posh public courts of the Derby City Recreation Center. There, he contends with his new co-workers, a ragtag group of tennis misfits; his boss, single mom Sherry (Alexie Gilmore, World’s Greatest Dad); and her son Jake (Cameron Monaghan, TV’s Shameless), a teenaged goth and secret tennis hopeful. Slowly Owen wins over his colleagues, mends his broken friendships, helps Jake fix his serve, and even makes a love connection with Sherry. But just when things are looking up, Owen’s former boss and court nemesis challenges the rec center to a showdown in the annual Combo Cup tournament. As he leads his team of oddball amateurs, Owen learns the most valuable lesson of all: on the court or off, everyone deserves a second chance. A raucous sports comedy in the tradition of Caddyshack, 2ND SERVE co-stars Sam McMurray (Raising Arizona, Christmas Vacation), Kevin Sussman (TV’s Ugly Betty, Hitch) and Guillermo Díaz (TV’s Weeds and Scandal).

To watch 2nd Serve online for free, head over to Snag Films.

Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we have our first look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and I have to say, he looks fantastic in the role. When they initially announced Eisenberg I was surprised and my first reaction was that it wouldn’t work. But as time has passed, I’ve grown more and more in support of the choice and I think he has the chops (and now the look) to knock it out of the park.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder states that Eisenberg’s Luthor is not “…any of the Lexes that you’ve seen, that’s for sure.” As much as I love Hackman and pushed for Spacey, neither was nearly as brutal, blood thirsty, cunning, or evil as Luthor should be. Both were a mix of real estate mogul and comedic relief. I have high hopes that Snyder will take us far from the theatrical Luthor’s of the past and pull more from the comics.

We already know that the superhero team up/fight will bring together Superman (Henry Cavill), Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher), with a strong rumor pointing to us also seeing the Flash (Ezra Miller). That is a lot of heroes for Luthor to deal with, will he have any other DC villains on his side? We are exactly a year before the movie’s release on March 25, 2016, so I have a feeling that we’ll be learning a lot more soon.

How do you feel about the look of Eisenberg’s Luthor? Think he can stack up to past Luthors Gene Hackman, Kevin Spacey, and Michael Rosenbaum?

We are giving away one of the most surprising (and fun) crossovers in cartoon/movie history, a (Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack) of The Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown! It takes me back to when the Harlem Gobetrotters teamed up with the Scooby Gang.

In honor of the movie’s release, we are proud to present The Flintstones & WWE Stone Age Smackdown App. Featured included in the app are: (1) find out which Flintstones WWE star you are via a quiz, (2) downloadable activities you can share with your whole family, (3) watch the official trailer, and (4) a link to buy the movie online (in case you don’t win it). Check it out…

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Release Date: March 20, 2015
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Director: Robert Schwentke (RED, The Time Traveler’s Wife, R.I.P.D.)
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Mekhi Phifer, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Octavia Spencer
Plot: THE DIVERGENT SERIES: INSURGENT raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. (Official Website)

Thoughts: The first movie in “The Divergent Series” was a little hit and miss for me. It had an interesting future/sci-fi world and enough going on to get my attention, but sadly it also had some logic leaps and a perplexing ending. (next comment includes spoilers for the first movie) After taking some hits, the good guys saved the day. They defeated the “evil” Jeanine and stopped her plan. Then for unexplained reasons, they let her live and they fled. That is very frustrating as our heroes (Tris & Four) were very willing to kill their enemies- heck, earlier in the movie, Tris even had to kill a brainwashed friend. Now in the new movie they are fugitives on the run from Jeanine. Wait, really?

I just hope the movie isn’t the first one recycled and doesn’t follow the recent book adaptation trend of just being a middle entry in a series that has absolutely no beginning or end. Nothing is more frustrating for this viewer than a movie that just ends with no resolution.

Check out these Divergent Series products…

A new clip has been released for the video game to webseries/movie adaptation of Dead Rising. Check it out…

Description of Video Clip: In this bloody clip from DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER, the anti-zombification medicine turns out to be… ineffective.

Dead Rising: Watchtower premieres on March 27th, 2015. It stars Jesse Metcalfe, Virginia Madsen, Meghan Ory, Dennis Haysbert and Rob Riggle as fan favorite Frank West. It will be available to watch exclusively on Crackle.

Will you be watching as the dead rise?

I am beyond thrilled to announce our LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro League Blu-ray Giveaway! You can take home a Blu-ray copy of this thrilling and hysterical LEGO DC Comics movie. Giveaway details are below, but FIRST lets find out your “LEGO Bizarro Name” with this name generator…

I am… THE PIT-CRUSH-ZARRO-MECCA! What is your LEGO Bizarro Name?

Use the generator to find out and post a comment to this giveaway for your chance to win LEGO Justice League Vs Bizarro League on Blu-ray! Here are some details on what you’ll be able to take home (the movie’s trailer can be accessed on the above name generator app).

Official Movie Description: Batman has joined the newly formed Justice League in order to keep tabs on Superman, a mistrust that is complicated by Superman’s clumsy – but well-meaning – clone, Bizarro. Bizarro’s creation of the Bizarro League has caused confusion amongst the world’s greatest Super Heroes, but an even greater and mysterious threat may force the Justice League and Bizarro League to band together to defeat evil.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

As we mentioned above, entering the giveaway is very easy! Just post a comment on this giveaway with your LEGO Bizarro Name. Simple as pie. As always, we have a few extra ways to enter… The second way to enter the giveaway is to head over to Twitter and post MHD’s URL (www.myhollywooddream.com) along with our twitter handle @MyHWoodDream & #JusticeLeague and #BizarroLeague (you can also post this page to Twitter automatically at the bottom of this article and on the name generator app above!). This giveaway will go until March 9th, 2015!

You can get a Third Entry into the giveaway simply by retweeting this tweet…

 

As a bonus (so everyone wins something) we have a free download of this nifty Digital Trading Card Pack…

If you don’t win, you can still see the movie, because it is available NOW on Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack + Batzarro LEGO minifigure.

DISCLAIMER (and other Details)
This contest is only open to visitors with a valid address from either the US or Canada. Prizes can not be sent to a PO Box. All comments must be made with a (working) email address, so we are able to contact you if you win. Once contacted, you have 24 hours to reply with the requested details. The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parents permission. This giveaway is sponsored by Warner Home Video. Each household is only eligible to win LEGO: DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital HD UltraViolet Combo Pack) Blu-ray via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Avengers 2 Ironman Poster

Marvel Studios is setting the bar ridiculously high for superhero movi- scratch that, Marvel Studios is setting the bar ridiculously high for movies in general. Robert Downey Jr, aka Tony Stark, aka Ironman, tweeted this all new solo poster for Avengers: Age of Ultron (hot on the heels of a team shot). He has also stated that a “big announcement” will be coming in 8 days. Ironman 4? Has Downey Jr extended his contract with Marvel further into the future? Will they confirm that Spiderman will be featured in Captain America: Civil War? It can be so many things, which is very exciting.

In other Avengers 2 news, we just got confirmation that Anthony Mackie (the Falcon), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter) and Idris Elba (Asgardian Heimdall) will all be appearing in the gigantic sequel. They join an already stellar cast of heroes including Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Cobie Smulders (ex-SHIELD Agent Maria Hill), and Paul Bettany (Vision), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Quicksilver), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch), rumored villain Andy Serkis, and James Spader’s title character of Ultron. Hopefully they fit in some of our Agents of Shield, like Clark Gregg (Phil Coulson), Ming-Na Wen (Melinda May), and Chloe Bennet’s now “Inhuman” Daisy “Skye” Johnson.

Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters on May 1st, 2015 and I’ll be in the first screening with a huge bucket of popcorn!