AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR | Official Trailer

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HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP! HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!! THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!! Marvel Studios has released the first poster and trailer for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR and I can not contain my excitement!!! Have you seen it? What do you think??

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SYNOPSIS: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.

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#MovieWednesday: Week 1 | Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Princess Diaries and Justice League

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Hey hey hey!! Happy Hump Day!

Today is dedicated to movies, movies and more movies. So, grab your popcorn and prepare for trailers, release dates, casting news, etc. I’m hoping to have some podcasts posted here as well, so if I can wrangle in some of my cohorts, those will be included on certain Wednesdays too.

I can’t complete my first #MovieWednesday without mentioning the new Star Wars trailer! Ho. Ly. Crap. Balls. The anticipation for this one is REAL! If you’re one of like five people who hasn’t seen it yet, you can watch it below:

Ahhhhhh!!! Were you as impressed and worried as I was?? I work with two Star Wars fanatics who are uber excited about the idea that Rey might turn to the dark side alongside Kylo Ren, but I refuse to accept this. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that perhaps she’s teaming up with Luke Skywalker and pretending to side with Kylo Ren in order to retaliate for (SPOILER ALERT!!!!!) killing Hans Solo. Think I’m reaching? You’re not the only one haha. Let me know what YOU thought!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is set to be released in theaters December 15, 2017 and tickets are available now!


PB1208[1]This is a rather random choice for #MovieWednesday, but who cares? It’s a movie! I’ve heard so many people talking about the 1987 film The Princess Bride, but I, personally, have never seen it. I decided to change that and I recorded it on my DVR last week. I finally sat down to watch it and realized that it wasn’t necessarily what I expected. It was odd, it was far-fetched, it was cute, it was romantic, it was funny and I liked it! Have you seen it before? Want me to shut up about it now? … As you wish …


One movie that I’m really excited about is Justice League! I don’t even think I need to give an explanation as to why! lol. I’m excited to see Jason Momoa embrace the role of Aquaman, and I’m stoked to see a female superhero (Wonder Woman) holding her own amongst some of the best male superheroes. I’m still a bit salty that Grant Gustin didn’t get to play The Flash in the film since he plays him so well on The CW, but I digress. Check out the newest trailer and let me know your feelings. Who are you most excited to see?

 

Here are the newest movie posters for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Justice League:

 

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI | New Poster & Teaser

starwarsthelastjediposter[1]You guys!!!! It’s here!!!!

Here is the official poster for the new Star Wars film ‘The Last Jedi,’ and it is F*&#%&^* awesome!!!

It’s nice to see Mark Hamill’s face behind a light saber again! I’m sure most of us would love to see Luke get revenge on Kylo Ren after killing our beloved Hans Solo, am I right? I’m just excited to see another installment period!  🙂

We were also blessed with a teaser trailer which looks AMAZING! You can check that out below . . .

The film is due to be released December 15!  as always, let me know what you think! What are your fan theories?

 

SYNOPSIS: Having taken her first steps into a larger world in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Rey continues her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker in the next chapter of the saga. 

 

@Thisfunktional talks with ‘Sicario’ actor Julio Cedilla

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Written by Jesus Figueroa

Actor Julio Cedilla played Fausto Alarcon in a climactic scene in “Sicario” where main character Alejandro, played by Benicio del Toro.

Although it is just once scene for Cedilla, its a scene that held much importance and that the entire story less up to.

“You don’t over think it. It’s a piece of composition,” Cedilla said. “I was very fortunate to be cast in this film. I had originally said no because it was a different kind of scene.”

The role was re-written for Cedilla to accept it.

Director Denis Villeneuve wanted Cedilla to play the role and called Cedilla to find out why he didn’t want to play him.

Cedilla said the scene which he originally read was more violent, more bloody and there was no redeeming quality to Fausto.

“I didn’t want to be a token Mexican, playing a Mexican role, in a film where Mexicans get it in the end,” Cedilla said.

Villeneuve understood the concerns and was able to modify the role to take it away from a cliché climax.

Cedilla went to shoot the scene and felt he had walked into something special.

Working with Villeneuve and del Toro made the scene to him that much more glorified.

“Every one was very thoughtful and respectful,” Cedilla said. “Benecio is very inclusive. He makes you feel like you are part of the team.”

The scene was re-written and became something that Cedilla could really feel comfortable to be a part of.

“The feeling that got to me when we did the first take was ‘oh shit, this is intense,’ you feel whats going on,” Cedilla said.

Cedilla was able to feel the scene unfold and become the character.

The scene was directly with del Toro and Cedilla was able to react off the incredible acting talent.

“With actors like Benicio, you don’t have to imagine anything. It feels real,” Cedilla said.

The scene comes late in the film, but for those who follow the storyline it all comes down to what happens in that one scene.

The scene culminates the intense scenes throughout the film into this confrontation.

It is never clear if this is where the story will lead, but coming to this scene seems like a logical transition.

It plays out and feels very real.

“I’m only shooting part of the puzzle. I don’t know in the end how it’s going turn out,” Cedilla said. “Leaving the scene after we shot it was no big deal. Leaving the theater after I saw it that is what you were feeling and I was feeling. That’s a collective experience., that’s a testament to the people who are nurturing and taking care of the story all the way through.”

– See more at: http://www.thevro.com/2016/01/06/thisfunktional-talks-with-sicario-actor-julio-cedilla/#sthash.LUsgSV0s.dpuf

Enter to Win! SICARIO on DVD

THE BORDER IS JUST ANOTHER LINE TO CROSS

Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin Star in the Critically Acclaimed Action Thriller Arriving on Digital HD December 22

 Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand Available January 5

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From the director of Prisoners comes this taut, critically acclaimed thriller filled with pulse-pounding suspense, shot by twelve-time Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins. After an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) is recruited by a government task-force official (Brolin) to pursue a drug lord, she begins a perilous mission that forces her to question everything she believes—and pits her against a shadowy consultant (Del Toro) with a dangerous agenda.

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In the subject line – Sicario DVD

**This promotion will end January 2 at 12 pm EST.  Only one entry per person.  No purchase necessary.  Winner will be contacted via email. According to Kristin and other promotional partners are not responsible for lost, stolen or misdirected mail.

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SANTA MONICA, CA (November 16, 2015) – Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow), Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro (Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2000), Oscar® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2008), and Victor Garber (Titanic) star in the must-see drug war thriller Sicario, arriving on Digital HD December 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, the film will also be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand January 5. An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the edge-of-your-seat action-packed story follows a covert group of crime fighters on a treacherous cross-border operation to take down a Mexican drug kingpin.

The Sicario Blu-ray and Digital HD releases include in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews with Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro and a look at the visual design of the film with director Denis Villeneuve. Also included is a look behind the creation of the score with Oscar®-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Best Original Score, The Theory of Everything, 2014); and a discussion about writer Taylor Sheridan’s research for the script. The Blu-ray is encoded in Dolby TrueHD and features a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack, which delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. The Sicario Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • “Stepping into Darkness: The Visual Design of Sicario” Featurette
  • “Blunt, Brolin & Benicio: Portraying the Characters of Sicario” Featurette
  • “Battle Zone: The Origins of Sicario” Featurette
  • “A Pulse from the Desert: The Score of Sicario” Featurette

*Subject to Change

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production: 2015
Title Copyright: Sicario © 2015 Sicario Movie, LLC and Lions Gate Films Inc. All Rights Reserved. Artwork & Supplementary Materials © 2015 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type:  Theatrical Release
Rating: R for strong violence, grisly images, and language
Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama
Closed-Captioned: NA
Blu-ray Subtitles: English, Spanish and English SDH
DVD Subtitles: English, Spanish and English SDH
Feature Run Time: 121 minutes
Blu-ray Format: 1080p High Definition 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1) DVD Format: 16×9 Widescreen (2.40:1)
Blu-ray Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby TrueHD compatible), Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio Optimized for Late-Night Listening, English Descriptive Audio
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English Descriptive Audio

 

 

Website: OwnSicario.com
Facebook: facebook.com/SicarioMovie
Twitter: @sicariomovie
Instagram: SicarioMovie

 

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Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster first three installments of The Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, Sicario, The Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFF, John Wick, Now You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’ Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Sicario’ Movie Release Dates!

THE BORDER IS JUST ANOTHER LINE TO CROSS

Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin Star in the Critically Acclaimed Action Thriller Arriving on Digital HD December 22

Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand Available January 5

 

“A Brilliant Action Thriller”

– Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“A Must-See Knockout!”

– Kyle Smith, New York Post

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SANTA MONICA, CA (November 16, 2015) – Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow), Oscar® winner Benicio Del Toro (Best Supporting Actor, Traffic, 2000), Oscar® nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor, Milk, 2008), and Victor Garber (Titanic) star in the must-see drug war thriller Sicario, arriving on Digital HD December 22 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh, the film will also be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and On Demand January 5. An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the edge-of-your-seat action-packed story follows a covert group of crime fighters on a treacherous cross-border operation to take down a Mexican drug kingpin.

From the director of Prisoners comes this taut, critically acclaimed thriller filled with pulse-pounding suspense, shot by twelve-time Oscar®-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins. After an idealistic FBI agent (Blunt) is recruited by a government task-force official (Brolin) to pursue a drug lord, she begins a perilous mission that forces her to question everything she believes—and pits her against a shadowy consultant (Del Toro) with a dangerous agenda.

The Sicario Blu-ray and Digital HD releases include in-depth behind-the-scenes interviews with Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro and a look at the visual design of the film with director Denis Villeneuve. Also included is a look behind the creation of the score with Oscar®-nominated composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Best Original Score, The Theory of Everything, 2014); and a discussion about writer Taylor Sheridan’s research for the script. The Blu-ray is encoded in Dolby TrueHD and features a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack, which delivers captivating sound that places and moves audio anywhere in the room, including overhead, to bring entertainment alive all around the audience. The Sicario Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

 

BLU-RAY/DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES*

  • “Stepping into Darkness: The Visual Design of Sicario” Featurette
  • “Blunt, Brolin & Benicio: Portraying the Characters of Sicario” Featurette
  • “Battle Zone: The Origins of Sicario” Featurette
  • “A Pulse from the Desert: The Score of Sicario” Featurette

*Subject to Change

 

Website: OwnSicario.com
Facebook: facebook.com/SicarioMovie
Twitter: @sicariomovie
Instagram: SicarioMovie