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Release Date: October 2, 2015
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Director: Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Alien, Gladiator)
Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Sean Bean, Kate Mara, Sebastian Stan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover, Aksel Hennie, Naomi SCott, and Mackenxiee Davis.
Plot: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet.

With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. (Official Facebook Page)

Thoughts: Based on the witty, fast paced, and “super science-y” novel by Andy Weir, I am very excited to check out The Marian. I can’t wait to see how the science is presented in the movie. The novel was very well researched and goes into great detail with the scientific processes that are presented. The casting is fantastic. I’m especially looking forward to seeing Matt Damon as the wisecracking Watney. The script was penned by Drew Goddard (World War Z, The Cabin in the Woods), and directed by the legendary Ridley Scott.

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Posted on October 2nd, 2015 by admin | Leave a Comment
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War FlowersFrom the “Stars You Know, Movies You Don’t” category comes War Flowers, starring Christina Ricci in a historical war drama/romance. This flick is very different than the usual horror and sic-fi films that I watch online for free. It is great to see such a large variety of genres available via Snag Films.

Official Description: In this inspired story of tragedy, love and loss, WAR FLOWERS stars Christina Ricci, Tom Berenger, Jason Gedrick and Bren Foster. It’s North Carolina in 1863, and the Civil War is raging. Young mother Sarabeth Ellis (Ricci) and her precocious seven-year-old daughter Melody are struggling to survive the war on their farm. With the youngest lost to scarlet fever and her Confederate soldier husband away fighting the war, Sarabeth’s spirit is severely tested.

When a battle crosses family land and a Union soldier (Gedrick) is left wounded, she can’t abandon him to die—and an unlikely bond is forged between them in the midst of despair. As the war winds down, so does her hope for her husband’s safe return. Hungry and broken, they have endured as much as humanly possible. Then the promise of a new life—and new love—appears on the horizon.

Joining Ricci in the war drama are Jason Gedrick, Tom Berenger, Gabrielle Popa, and Bren Foster. The movie was written and directed by  Serge Rodnunsky and released in 2012.  Click here to watch the movie for free!

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The Walking Dead - Season 6

We are less than two weeks until the new season of The Walking Dead and I couldn’t be more excited! If like me you are having trouble with the wait, thankfully there are a lot of new goodies to fill the time.

First up, the cast chats about their expectations in the new season in this behind the scenes clip. The video features Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Steven Yeun (Glenn), Greg Nicotero (Executive Producer), Denise Huth (Co-Executive Producer), and others.

In addition to new video, we have multiple new galleries of images. The first one is new images from the season 6 along with promo images of the cast. And the second one is a really cool gallery of character portraits. I love the current cast and I’m so happy that they have announced that Jesus will be joining the cast in the new season. From his first appearance, Jesus has been one of my favorite characters in the comic (filling the void left by SPOILER? Tyrese’s death for me). They cast Tom Payne in the role, I haven’t seen his past work, but he sure looks the part!

What do you hope to see in the new season?

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We are very excited to launch our all new Indie Film column, The 5Ws & How, aimed at increasing awareness of completed independent films and how you can see them by getting the most basic info that journalists look for (hence our movie journalists and reporters on the column’s banner).

First up we talked to Evan Bass, who wrote, produced, and acted in the independent thriller, The Eve.

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Who?
The Eve stars Al Thompson (Scott), Miranda Noelle Wilson (Lacey), Maria DiDomenico (Jenn), Rick Estabrook (Joey), and is written by and also stars Evan Bass (Harry). It is deftly directed by Ritchie Steven Filippi in his directing feature film debut and released by Indie Rights.

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What?
The Eve is the story of a group of late-20-something friends who used to be close in college but have grown apart over the years since. They decide to reconnect by spending New Year’s Eve on Martha’s Vineyard at one of the group’s family’s house. Unfortunately, it is not as blissful a reunion as they would have liked and tensions take a turn and an unwanted presence turns celebrating the New Year into surviving the night. It is a mix of classic thriller with homages to past movies and small humorous nods to the genre throughout.

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Where?
The film takes place on Martha’s Vineyard, of course, down a secluded dirt road at a house by the water. The Eve was shot on location in Martha’s Vineyard, and one subtle horror nod within the film is a scene filmed in Menemsha on the same dock that one of the original Jaws scenes was filmed.

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When?
Like all indie filmmaking, The Eve took a while to go from initial filming to completion and distribution. Principal photography for the film was shot in January of 2011, with additional photography in April of that same year. The film was released on VOD in April of 2015.

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Why?
With indie filmmaking there is always a many-fold reason for a project. For The Eve, we wanted to make a film that was different than the normal gore porn and late teens/early 20s frolicking on the beach type films, and make one with a little more character development. With that, we tried to focus on grounding the film in a reality that the viewer could believe is credible and would allow an audience member to be with the characters every step of the action. We also just wanted to make a film and do it justice. A lot of the crew and behind-the-scenes members working on this project stepped up a level to work on this production. For many, this was either a larger role in a feature or a challenge they were taking on — and we did film an entire feature in the middle of winter on an island whose weather changed by the hour.

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How?
The Eve can be seen on iTunes, Vudu, xBox Live, Playstation Networks, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube Rentals. The movie will be further shopped around for distribution at this year’s AFM and more in-depth information can always be found at TheEveMovie.com.

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Here they are, the 2015 Emmy Award winners…

Game of Thrones

DRAMA
•Game of Thrones

COMEDY
•Veep

LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE
•Olive Kitteridge

ACTRESS – DRAMA
•Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder

ACTOR – DRAMA
•Jon Hamm – Mad Men

ACTRESS – COMEDY
•Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

ACTOR – COMEDY
•Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

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Posted on September 22nd, 2015 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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Thursday is an all new episode of Heroes. That is something I never thought I’d say again. Check out this new teaser for Heroes: Reborn.

The continuation of the popular superhero drama is this Thursday, September 24 at 8pm on NBC. Jack Coleman returns as HRG to lead a new group of heroes and villains, included in the mix is Chuck‘s Zachary Levi.

Catch up on Heroes with the past seasons…


Posted on September 21st, 2015 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (1)
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Orange is the new Black

Tonight at 8pm et is the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy awards. Here are the nominees across categories:

DRAMA
•Game of Thrones
•Mad Men
•Downton Abbey
•Orange is the New Black
•Homeland
•House of Cards
•Better Call Saul

COMEDY
•Louie
•Modern Family
•Transparent
•Silicon Valley
•Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
•Veep
•Parks and Recreation

LIMITED SERIES/MOVIE
•American Crime
•Olive Kitteridge
•American Horror Story: Freak Show
•Wolf Hall
•The Honorable Woman

ACTRESS – DRAMA
•Taraji P. Henson – Empire
•Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder
•Robin Wright – House of Cards
•Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men
•Claire Danes – Homeland
•Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black

ACTOR – DRAMA
•Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
•Jon Hamm – Mad Men
•Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
•Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
•Kyle Chandler – Bloodline
•Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

ACTRESS – COMEDY
•Lisa Kudrow – The Comeback
•Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
•Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
•Lily Tomlin – Grace and Frankie
•Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
•Amy Schumer – Inside Amy Schumer

ACTOR – COMEDY
•Louis C.K. – Louie
•Anthony Anderson – black-ish
•Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
•Matt LeBlanc – Episodes
•William H. Macy – Shameless
•Don Cheadle – House of Lies
•Will Forte – Last Man on Earth

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Posted on September 20th, 2015 by MHD | Leave a Comment
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