Trailer Park Tuesday, A Most Violent Year

A Most Violent Year

A crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history, and centered on a the lives of an immigrant and his family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities as the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.

Director, writer: J.C. Chandor

Cast: Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks, Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo.

In theaters: December 31, 2014.

I’m betting that this movie is going to be huge. It looks amazing. If marketed correctly, I see it doing very well. I for one am really looking forward to see it on the big screen.

How about you? Judging from the trailer above, will you be seeing A Most Violent Year?

Trailer Park Tuesday, Blackhat #blackhatmovie

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Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

Director: Michael Mann
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis, Wei Tang, John Ortiz.
In theaters: January 16, 2015.

The more I see on this movie, the better it looks. I’m sure my husband and I will be watching it. How about you? Think you’ll see Blackhat?

The Maze Runner featurette & prize pack giveaway #MazeRunner

A couple of weeks ago I shared the trailer for The Maze Runner, in theaters September 19th. This week I have a fun featurette and giveaway to share with my readers.

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About the film:
When Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner.

Rated: PG-13
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee
Directed By: Wes Ball
Produced By: Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen

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The Maze Runner will be in theaters September 19th.

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One Five Dollar Shake reader will win a The Maze Runner prize pack.

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Prize Pack courtesy of 20th Century Fox includes:

  • $25 Visa gift card to see the film in theaters
  • Copy of the book (movie tie-in cover)
  • Money Maze

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First Look @ Paul Rudd as Marvel’s ANT-MAN #AntMan

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

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I love Paul Rudd, and pretty much all things Marvel, so I’m betting this will be a fun film. Can’t wait to see some footage.

ANT-MAN is directed by Peyton Reed (“Bring it On,” “The Break-Up”) and stars Paul Rudd (“I Love You Man,” “Role Models”) as Scott Lang aka Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas (“Behind The Candelabra,” “Wall Street”) as his mentor Dr. Hank Pym and Evangeline Lilly (“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” “Lost”) as Hope Van Dyne, daughter of Hank Pym.

Marvel’s ANT-MAN will be in theatres next summer on July 17th, 2015!

Trailer Park Tuesday, The Maze Runner #MazeRunner

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When Thomas wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Only by piecing together fragments of his past with clues he discovers in the maze can Thomas hope to uncover his true purpose and a way to escape. Based upon the best-selling novel by James Dashner. 20th Century Fox. Rated: PG-13

Directed By: Wes Ball
Starring: Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee.
In Theaters
: September 19, 2014

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I haven’t read the book, but it sounds like a gripping, and exciting story. One we can enjoy with our teenager. I’m really looking forward to seeing The Maze Runner while it’s in theaters. How about you? Have you read the book? Any plans on seeing the film?

Official websites – #MazeRunner

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Watch for more The Maze Runner fun, including a giveaway to be posted here soon.

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Trailer Park Tuesday, Mad Max: Fury Road

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Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.

Directer : George Miller

Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton.

In Theaters
: May 15th, 2015

The special effects and the cast look amazing in this trailer. I wasn’t a fan of the original Mad Max movie, but I’m thinking I might enjoy seeing this one with my husband while it’s in theaters.
How about you? Think you’ll be seeing Mad Max: Fury Road?

The Expendables 3, The Cast, The Excitement & Will They Make A Fourth?

The cast at Cannes 2014

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Fans of gray-haired action franchise The Expendables should be able to see the third in the series by the time they read this. It’s been released in London and is due to hit theaters in the US on August 15th. The cast is amazing, adding to the line-ups from the first two – I can’t wait to see it!

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Personally, I found that The Expendables 2 was great fun, I’m a big fan of exploding movies. The original movie from 2010 was built on nicely, with bigger and better explosions and funnier dialog. Bringing even more muscle – the third installment has Wesley Snipes, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas joining existing cast members Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sly Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren and Jet Li.

Excitement

There are a huge number of explosions of course, kicking off shortly after our aging heroes meet up with Mel Gibson’s character, Conrad Stonebanks, an arms dealer who likes to hide out in the deserted shell of a casino in some unspecified third world country. Early reviews suggest that, despite all the shoot-ups and effects, you might be better off playing a few hands of Blackjack in an online casino like GamingClub.com, (Mel Gibson certainly could have done with a little practice there, maybe he wouldn’t have run out of cash when he visited a Casino in Vegas a while back) than wading through this movie, if it’s a raised heart- rate you’re looking for – though if you’re as old as the average age of the cast that’s probably not such a great idea.

Early Reviews

The rumours from across the Atlantic are that the joke The Expendables is based on is beginning to wear a little thin. It seems that cramming another bunch of retirement-age action heroes onto the screen has been subject to the Law Of Diminishing returns. Stallone’s co-written screenplay gives each star more or less equal screen time, but given the sheer number of them, it does tend to interfere with the smooth unfolding of the plot.

Injuries

The theme of the movie, broadly speaking, is the teaming up of old and young, as the veteran members join up with the youngsters to defeat the evil Stone banks. Both older and younger cast members got into trouble while filming; Jason Statham found himself hurtling towards a 50 foot drop into the Black Sea when the brakes failed on his truck, only managing to survive by diving out of the open door. Stallone was injured as well, after an on-set fall left him with a metal plate in his back.

A fourth movie

It seems that whether you’ll want to see The Expendables 3 will depend mostly on how much you enjoyed the last two, and how much you want to see all those older guys on screen together. I have to say I’m actually looking forward to it; I’m expecting it to be cheesy, I’m expecting it to be pretty exciting, and I’m also expecting to be entertained. But, will they make a fourth?

(blog post contributed by Noah Jenkins)

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Witches of East End Season One on DVD Review & Giveaway #WitchEEDVD

“Witches of East End” stars Emmy award-winning Julia Ormond (Temple Grandin) as Joanna Beauchamp, an ageless mother trying to keep a supernatural secret from her daughters, Freya (Jenna Dewan-Tatum; Step Up) and Ingrid (Rachel Boston; (500) Days of Summer) so they can lead a normal life. But when Joanna’s estranged sister (Mädchen Amick; “Twin Peaks”) arrives to warn her of an evil entity out to destroy them all, Joanna is forced to reveal the truth about her family’s magical legacy. Co-starring Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Eric Winter (“Days of Our Lives”) and Daniel DiTomasso (“Beauty and the Beast”), this powerful and enchanting drama series will cast its spell on you!

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Available now on DVD!
Special Features include:

  • Falling Under Their Spell
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Cat Blooper Reel (my personal favorite)

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Even though Witches of East End has a great cast, I was a bit worried I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the series. I was, and still am a big fan of the series Charmed. I thought for sure I would be consistently comparing the two. Well, I’m almost finished watching season one and am happy to say I was wrong. Witches of East End is a well put together series, and completely stands on it’s own. And, for the record – it’s much darker than Charmed. I’m really enjoying it, and am hoping to complete the first season before the preimere of season two on Lifetime 7/6.

Witches of East End: Season 1 on DVD is available to purchase now on Amazon.

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