PACIFIC RIM UPRISING | New Poster

image001The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.”  Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld.  But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war.  As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.

Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left.  Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.

Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.

Genre: 3D Epic Adventure
Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Jing Tian, Cailee Spaeny, Rinko Kikuchi, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day
Directed by: Steven S. DeKnight
Screenplay by: Emily Carmichael & Kira Snyder and Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin
Story by: Steven S. DeKnight and T.S. Nowlin
Based on the Characters Created by: Travis Beacham
Produced by: Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, Cale Boyter, Guillermo del Toro, John Boyega, Femi Oguns
Executive Producer: Eric McLeod

 

PACIFIC RIM UPRISING – In Theaters March 23

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #PacificRimUprising

 

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Star Studded Red Carpet During LA Premiere of THE SHAPE OF WATER

On November 15 the stars came out for the Los Angeles red carpet premiere of the critically acclaimed film, THE SHAPE OF WATER. The film’s director, Guillermo del Toro, and cast, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer, Sally Hawkins and Richard Jenkins were among those present.

SYNOPSIS: An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Below are photos of the event:

THE SHAPE OF WATER releases nationally in theaters on December 22.

THE SHAPE OF WATER | New Red Band Trailer

1[1]On the heels of the success from the Venice Film Festival, Telluride, and Toronto International Film Festival, we bring you the latest trailer of Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming film, The Shape of Water. Del Toro won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for The Shape of Water, a Cold War romantic fairy tale that the director has called a portrait of hope, “an antidote to now.”

SYNOPSIS: From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER-another-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962.In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | #TheShapeofWater

 

The Fall 2017 Theater Bucket List

The Fall 2017 Theater Bucket List

There’s nothing like watching a movie in a theater. No television set can match the big screen, the powerful sound system, the intensity, energy and the uninterrupted focus you can experience in a dark room full of movie fans.

As the year starts winding down, you’ll have many options for a good movie getaway. But make sure to put the following mix of romance, biographical stories, comedy and horror films on your bucket list before the end of the year:

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Chavela (MusicBox Distribution): If you love inspiring biographies, you must watch this film that celebrates the life of legendary ranchera singer Chavela Vargas, whose existence and rise to fame was paved with passion, sensational rumors, and headlines about her encounters with celebrities and artists such as Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The film, which features never-before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, shows how her free spirit and determination to challenge cultural norms in 1950s Mexico made her an icon ahead of her time. In select theaters as of October 4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKyj5Tzrumo

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Happy Death Day (Universal Pictures): If horror movies are your thing, you can’t miss this one. It even premieres on Friday the 13th! A college student is caught up in a nightmare she can’t seem to escape from as she relives the day of her murder over and over again while she tries to discover her killer’s identity. Get ready to scream on October 13.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NTaDm3atkc

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The Shape of Water (FOX Searchlight): Director Guillermo del Toro directs this romantic fantastical tale of Elisa, a lonely mute woman who works as a cleaning lady in a remote high-security government lab, whose life changes when she discovers and bonds with a mysterious creature that is part of a classified experiment. In theaters December 8.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFYWazblaUA

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Pitch Perfect 3 (Universal Pictures): The Bellas are back! After winning the world championships, the Bellas have split up, but they reunite for an overseas USO tour to make music and some questionable decisions, one last time. Don’t miss the next chapter of Pitch Perfect with Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson on December 22.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZkuyLsN3gM

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Downsizing (Paramount Pictures): Size does matter! Well… if you want to have a better life. That’s the premise of this sci-fi comedy/social satire starring Matt Damon, who is sold on the idea that getting shrunk to 5 inches can save him money, allow him to live a better life and even participate in a solution to over-population in the world by conserving resources. But things may not go as planned, especially when his wife, played by Kristen Wiig, backs out of the deal. Catch the film before it shrinks away on December 22.

https://youtu.be/UCrBICYM0yM

S3E5 / Talking The Strain: “Madness” Review [podcast]

 
 
It’s time for another recap show!!!
 
TALKING THE STRAIN is back – Jesus of ThisFunktional.com and I will review season 3 episode 5 “Madness.”
 
SYNOPSIS: New information from the Lumen forces Setrakian to seek help from his lifelong nemesis, Eldritch Palmer. Eph’s new experiments to understand strigoi communication seemingly take him to the brink of madness while Fet is on a mission to discover strigoi movements across New York City.
 
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S3E4 / Talking The Strain: “Gone But Not Forgotten” Review [podcast]

 
It’s time for another recap show!!!
 
TALKING THE STRAIN is back – Jesus of ThisFunktional.com and I will review season 3 episode 4 “Gone But Not Forgotten.”
 
SYNOPSIS: Things have changed. The infection enters a new phase. Fet wants to celebrate, but Setrakian and Eph are worried there’s more work to be done. Justine conscripts a new, unwilling army in the fight while Eichhorst angrily lashes out with a plan to strike back.
 
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S3E3 / Talking The Strain: “The First Born” Review [podcast]

 
It’s time for another recap show!!!
 
TALKING THE STRAIN is back – Jesus of ThisFunktional.com and I will review season 3 episode 3 “The First Born.”
 
SYNOPSIS: The Occido Lumen is gone. Stolen. Setrakian and Fet race to recover it. Gus and Angel try to hide a secret houseguest while avoiding a police sweep, and Quinlan’s thirst for vengeance is revealed. 
 
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S3E2 / Talking The Strain “Bad White” Review [podcast]

 
 
It’s time for another recap show!!!
 
TALKING THE STRAIN is back – Jesus of ThisFunktional.com and I will review season 3 episode 2 “Bad White.”
 
SYNOPSIS: The Master’s offer to return Zack plagues Eph as he considers taking the deal. Dutch reunites with an old group of friends but begins to question if her safety is better with them or with Fet, Eph and Setrakian. Palmer strives for answers to Setrakian’s secret strigoi blood treatments and discovers he may have a way to acquire it.
 

 
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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.

 

 

Official Site: Legendary: Crimson Peak
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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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