Transformers: The Last Knight is coming to theaters this coming June. Directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Isabella Moner, Stanley Tucci, and John Turturro.
The Blu-ray/DVD combo of Monster Trucks is available now. We got to talk to one of the stars, Tucker Albizzi (Sam) and special effects expert, Jim Schwalm. Check out the video interviews below. The plot: …
We attended an IMAX first look fan event of the next Transformers: The Last Night with director/producer Michael Bay in attendance. At the beginning of the intro video he said, he wanted his last Transformers …
I liked the film for what it tried to do, by showing a high functioning and brilliant person with one of the spectrums of Autism. With that said, the film feels unfinished to me but still entertaining. Ben Affleck does a really good job portraying the character of Christian Wolff and J.K. Simmons is just always good in everything.
We got to sit in on a press conference with Affleck, Simmons, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, and director Gavin O’Connor (Miracle, Pride and Glory, Warrior). Now you can listen in on it.
The film also stars: Anna Kendrick, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Jeffrey Tambor, and John Lithgow.
From the first time I saw Sonia Braga, in Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, I’ve been a fan of her work. Now I get to add her new film, Aquarius to my list of favorites. There are some wonderful scenes in this film, even with the dark undertones in it.
Below is a wrap video interview with Braga and director Kleber Mendonça Filho talking about the making and rating of this film in Brazil.
Synopsis: Aquarius, is about an aging woman who refuses to succumb to a formidable group of developers trying to force her out of her apartment. But, looking deeper, it’s the story of a woman who has remained powerful—and sexual—well into her later years.
“Women of any age don’t lose their sexuality” — Sonia Braga
The story: A visually spectacular and unabashedly emotional drama from director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Impossible, The Orphanage). 12-year-old Conor (Lewis MacDougall) is dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother (Felicity Jones) is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother (Sigourney Weaver). His father (Toby Kebbell) has resettled thousands of miles away. But Conor finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster (Liam Neeson) appears at his bedroom window one night.
We got to be part of a 15-minute sneak peek of the upcoming Marvel feature, Doctor Strange, and when it was over, all we could say was, WOW!
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Producer Kevin Feige and director Scott Derrickson were in attendance to introduce the footage to the diehard fanboys in attendance, eager for the next installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And one other cool thing: Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) appeared in a pre-recorded clip, and said at the start of the preview that there’s more than an hour’s worth of footage that was made specifically for IMAX presentations.
The film is an origin story on how Dr. Strange, an arrogant neurosurgeon, becomes The Sorcerer Supreme. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Doctor Strange, here’s a little back-story on him.
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Dr. Stephen Vincent Strange (Doctor Strange) is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by artist and character conceptualist Steve Ditko, the character first appeared in Strange Tales. A former neurosurgeon, Strange serves as the Sorcerer Supreme, the primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats.
This is a film that you have to watch on an IMAX 3D screen. It is quite a spellbinding experience. The look was described perfectly by director Scott Derrickson as “psychedelic trippy visuals” from the Marvel comics. And without spoiling it, there is also a very funny Stan Lee cameo.
The film also stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams,Tilda Swinton, and Mads Mikkelsen. Doctor Strange hit theaters on November 4. — A.O.
Giveaway! In FIVE CITIES, we have 30 pairs (4 cities) and 15 pairs (1 city) of an advance screening of Ouija: Origin of Evil!
Download a first-come, first-served screening pass by clicking on the link to your city below. Screenings will take place on Tuesday, October 18 (Have your pass ready to show at the door). GIVEAWAY CLOSES MONDAY, OCTOBER 17 at 8A (PT).
Follow the instructions in your pass and share your excitement using #Ouija, #OuijaOriginOfEvil and #SeFijaOnline. ENJOY!
Soraya Machado Powell screened The Birth of a Nation, written and directed by Nate Parker. It isa far different version than D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation (originally called The Clansman) from 1915.
Nate Parker and Tony Espinosa The Birth of a Nation
Here is what she had to say: “Set against the antebellum South and based on a true story and part of our American History, it is about Nat Turner, an enslaved Baptist preacher who lived on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On August 21, 1831, Turner’s quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County.
“I highly recommend this movie. It may not be appropriate for children under 14, as it is graphic and bloody.”
The film stars Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Gabrielle Union, Dwight Henry, Colman Domingo, Tony Espinosa, Roger Guenveur Smith, and Esther Scott.
In this thriller, Rachel (Emily Blunt), is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.
Starring Rebecca Ferguson, Édgar Ramírez, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow, and Laura Prepon.
I have one more shout out to make, and it’s to my brother from another mom, Brad Munson, a writer who can write about anything. And who also can whip up an amazing meal. Our friendship goes back thirty-five-years and over those years, I’ve had some great dishes made by him. And of course, many talks about foods and cooking. Check out his website here.
Our third and last dish is based on a typical Panamanian Sunday meal (I forgot the plantains). I made rice and gandules verdes (pigeon peas) cooked in coconut milk and a very tasty curry chicken. A taste of my Caribbean roots in this beautiful city I love, Los Angeles.
I used Goya products and used the IMUSA cooking Caldero pots we got.
You can check out more of IMUSA products at their website, follow them on Twitter and Instagram. Enjoy the images. — A.O.