Movie Review: CRIMSON PEAK

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Directed By: Guillermo del Toro

Written By: Guillermo del Toro and Matthew Robbins

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston, Jessica Chastain, Charlie Hunnam, Jim Beaver

Synopsis: In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds – and remembers.

 

It’s been a while since I’d heard anything regarding Crimson Peak, so when I had the opportunity to watch and review it, I was pretty excited!  Admittedly, it’s not my favorite film of all time, but I did actually enjoy it.  The trailer is rather misleading, as it jumbles up the timeline a bit, but it was intriguing nonetheless.  Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre) is wonderful as Edith Cushing, an aspiring writer of a ghost story and a loving daughter of her widowed father.  Twice in her life, Edith is visited by her mother’s spirit, who warns her of a place called Crimson Peak.  The words don’t hold much meaning until she meets Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) and his sister, Lucille (Chastain).  While I enjoyed the film and the mystery of it all, I wish the fact that Thomas and Lucille had a secret agenda wasn’t as obvious from the very beginning.  It was missing the shock factor for me.  Also, who the heck would live in an ancient home with red clay seeping through the walls and floor boards??  Calling the estate Crimson Peak because of the clay turning the fallen snow red was enough for me.  Despite that, I still thought the storyline was interesting, and the actors were all fantastic!  I would definitely recommend checking it out.

 

 

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot in theaters March 4!

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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

In-theaters March 4, 2016!

 

Directed By: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa
Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina and Billy Bob Thornton

Synopsis:  SNL alumnus Tina Fey steps into the well-worn shoes of journalist Kim Barker in Paramount Pictures’ adaptation of Barker’s memoir The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan, which details her time as a reporter in the two countries, beginning in 2002.

 

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Zayn Malik’s Debut Solo Single “Pillowtalk” Has Arrived!

IMG_2709It’s the moment all One Direction fans dreaded!  The moment when the 23-year-old would drop his first solo single since leaving One Direction mid-tour in March 2015.

Now, as a woman in her 30’s, I’ve had my share of boy band heartbreaks!  Nsync broke up.  Need I say more?  Ok, maybe I can.  NKOTB split up for years (and got back together so maybe there’s hope for a reunion when they’re in their 40’s Directioners!), Backstreet Boys lost Kevin for a while (and got him back), etc.  It happens, and it stinks, but we saw this happen with Justin Timberlake, didn’t we?  He needed something more than the cookie cutter boy band image, so he went off on his own and he’s done amazingly well!  Don’t get me wrong…I’m still holding out hope for a reunion though…

With Zayn’s debut single, it’s definitely edgier than we’re used to seeing from him.  WAY EDGIER!  I actually really like it…with the exception of knowing that my 11-year-old niece will end up watching it and have a million questions (like why it’s called “Pillowtalk” in the first place lol).  The video was released on January 29, just 2 days after band released their nostalgic video for “History.”  Coincidence?  Quite possibly.

In any case, check out One Direction’s newest video and then check out Zayn’s debut as a solo artist.  Let me know what you think!  Tweet me @kristin0409!

 

 

 

Mike ‘The Movie Guy’ TV Review: Marco Polo Season 1

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When MARCO POLO first arrived on Netflix – I was like, “What the hell…I’ll try it.” YOOOOOO!!! I’m so glad I did. This Netflix Original Series is pretty sweet!

I literally watched episode after episode…slept…watch more and finished it! (lol) I even got my boy DJ Wicked hooked on the series. You can say we’ve been patiently waiting for season 2 to arrive. (lol)

People…if you like watching GUUUUUUUUUUD stuff, martial arts and…HOT gals who can whoop ass…watch this series! It’s dope.

If you get your hands on a blu-ray copy like I did. Seriously watch the special features. Good stuff people…especially The Martial Arts of Marco Polo and Fight Scenes Rehearsals. Oh…the gag real is funny as well – – the show is so serious – it was funny to see the cast having fun. (lol) Once you’re done with the special features – you’ll realize that A LOT goes into making this series.

Season 2. I’m ready…actually…I’ve been ready.

Mike “The Movie Guy” Pierce
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‘Crimson Peak’ Releases on Digital HD Today!

FROM THE VISIONARY DIRECTOR GUILLERMO DEL TORO

COMES THE STUNNING GOTHIC HORROR STARRING
TOM HIDDLESTON JESSICA CHASTAIN, MIA WASIKOWSKA, AND CHARLIE HUNNAM

Crimson Peak

AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL HD JANUARY 26, 2016

BLU-RAYCOMBO PACK, DVD AND ON DEMAND FEBRUARY 9, 2016

FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND LEGENDARY PICTURES

Universal City, California, 21 of January 2016 – A sheltered young woman abandons the safe certainty of her upbringing for life with an alluring aristocrat on a remote English estate in Crimson Peak, a visually stunning and intensely disturbing thriller from writer and director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy), coming to Digital HD on January 26, 2016, and Blu-rayCombo Pack, DVD and On Demand on February 9, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and Legendary Pictures. Brilliantly unforgettable visuals and an atmosphere steeped in dread make Crimson Peak an elegant, gorgeously realized and completely original horror mystery that has been declared “a masterpiece” by Fox-TV. The Blu-rayCombo Pack comes with more than an hour of bonus features that reveal some of the terrifying secrets hidden behind the doors of sinister Allerdale Hall.

From the imagination of director Guillermo del Toro comes a terrifying Gothic romance masterpiece starring Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, Thor series), Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty, The Help), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Stoker) and Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, FX’s “Sons of Anarchy”).

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Kevin Alejandro is “Dan” on FOX’s new show “LUCIFER”

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LUCIFER

Series premiere Jan. 25 @ 9:00/8:00C

Synopsis: Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, the original fallen angel, Lucifer Morningstar has abandoned his throne and retired to L.A., where he owns Lux, an upscale nightclub.

Starring: Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, DB Woodside, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Kevin Alejandro, Scarlett Estevez

 

 

You can also check out the character profile of “Dan” played by Kevin Alejandro below:

 

 

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LUCIFER is produced by Warner Bros. Television, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity. The series is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint. Tom Kapinos (“Californication”) wrote and executive-produced the pilot. The series is executive-produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson. Len Wiseman serves as director and executive producer. Kapinos will serve as executive consultant on the series. 

 

Enter to Win! ‘The Finest Hours’ Screening Passes

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Check it out movie fans…I’ve got screening passes for the upcoming INTENSE film…THE FINEST HOURS!

SYNOPSIS: In February of 1952, one of the worst storms to ever hit the East Coast struck New England, damaging an oil tanker off the coast of Cape Cod and literally ripping it in half. On a small lifeboat faced with frigid temperatures and 70-foot high waves, four members of the Coast Guard set out to rescue the more than 30 stranded sailors trapped aboard the rapidly-sinking vessel.

 

THE FINEST HOURS

Wednesday, January 27

7:30 PM

Please visit www.SeeItFirst.net and enter your city’s # code below – Good luck!

Los Angeles – Cinepolis Pico Rivera – 246452

New York – Regal Union Square Stadium – 850721

Miami – AMC Sunset Place 24 – 506039

San Jose – AMC Eastridge – 703981

Chicago – Regal City North 14 – 233240

Houston – Edwards Marq*E Stadium 23 – 594678

San Antonio – Santikos Silverado 16 – 727735

San Diego – AMC Plaza Bonita 14 – 303713

Dallas – Cinemark Webb Chapel 17 – 637582

Phoenix – AMC Westgate 20 – 807312

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THIS PROMOTION WILL END WHEN ALL PASSES ARE GONE. No purchase necessary. No one will be admitted late into the movie. Theatre and promoter are not responsible for overbooking. It is our sole discretion at any time to refuse, revoke or limit admission. Only one contest entry per person. Only U.S. residents over the age of 18 are eligible to participate and win. Movie passes do not guarantee entry. Please read screening ticket for all rules.

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THE FINEST HOURS (In Digital 3D™, Real D 3D and IMAX® 3D)

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