Captain America: Winter Soldier Blu-ray Review

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One of the best films of the year is finally available on DigitalHD and Home Video. The fine folks at Disney/Marvel were a little cheap this time and only sent out the first disc of the multi-disc set for review. Does the film hold up well on Blu-ray? I’ll save you the trouble, yes the movie is amazing but this near featureless Blu-ray release pretty much sucks.

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Early Review: Lawrence & Holloman: Always Look On The Bright Side of Life!

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Canadian indie flick Lawrence & Holloman is a black comedy about a suicidal accounting clerk and the cheerful salesman who makes it his mission to cheer him up. The blackness of its comedy clicks because of fine performances from Daniel Arnold (who also co-wrote) and Ben Cotton and a really twisted script.

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Crowdfunding Meets Movie-Making (And Changes Everything)

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In an era when banks are loathe to make loans and wealthy investors are about as friendly as the “Shark Tank” gang, creative people are turning to the masses for support. Since filmmakers usually love to share their vision with anyone even half-interested, crowdfunding has become a useful vehicle to raise cash, even if it’s $10 at a time.

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Love Frozen? Watch The Story of Frozen: Making A Disney Animated Classic!

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On Tuesday, September 2nd (8/7C), ABC is presenting The Story of Frozen: Making A Disney Animated Classic. The one-hour special is hosted by Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf the Snowman, and will feature interviews cast members and the filmmaking team.

It will also feature a sneak peek at Disney’s next animated feature, Big Hero 6. For details, follow the jump.

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Crazy Trailer: Harmontown!

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Remember Dan Harmon, creator of NBC’s Community (now on Yahoo), was fired from his own show? Well, after being canned, he took a bit of time to take his disappointment, rage, cynicism and ironic wit on the road. The result is the odd documentary Harmontown.

Check out the first trailer for Harmontown after the jump. Harmontown will open in L.A. on October 3rd and be available on VOD on October 10th.

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Chilling Trailer: Foxcatcher!

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There’s a creepy new trailer for Sony Pictures Classics’ Foxcatcher that looks the relationship between Olympic wrestling Gold Medal winner Mark Schultz and John du Pont, who invites Schultz to move to the du Pont estate to help train a team for the 1988 Seoul Olympics – and how Mark’s older brother Dave soon becomes du Pont’s obsession, leading to murder.

Check out the trailer after the jump. Foxcatcher premieres November 14th.

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As Above So Below: Surprisingly Decent Little Horrorshow!

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So, you’ve got elements of Tomb Raider/Indiana Jones; overt references to Dante and less overt references to Sartre; a strong (maybe even ridiculously strong ) female lead and the Philosopher’s Stone. What could that possibly add up to? A movie that is significantly better than its pathetic trailers (as with the folks that did the trailers for And So It Goes, the people who did these trailers should really never be allowed to work again). Just don’t go if you’re really, really claustrophobic.

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Kristina Anapau talks about Altergeist

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Six ghost hunters are given the rare opportunity to carry out paranormal investigations at King’s Ransom Winery, one of the most haunted places in America. Its history is tainted by a long history of bizarre suicides. Kristina Anapau plays ghosthunter Theresa. As this multi-talented actress prepared to return to LA from Switzerland, where she was busy with promotion for her latest endeavor, she took time from across the Atlantic Ocean to chat with Eclipse Magazine about the spine-chilling horror film ALTERGEIST!

Kristina on location at the Gstaad Palace in Gstaad, Switzerland.   Credits: Photography- Claire Collard. Makeup and Hair- Grace Berliner. Shawl by Hayley Menzies. www.hayleymenzies.com

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BOOM! Studios Announces Panels and Exclusives For Baltimore Comic-Con!

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BOOM! Studios wants to talk to you about what editors do (you know you want to know); show off some previously unseen work by legendary Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, and share with you the company’s achievements ad plans for the future and, not incidentally, provide you with some unique variant covers (like the cover for George Péréz’s Sirens #1 shown above) that will be exclusive to Baltimore Comic-Con attendees.

Learn the details (and feast your eyes on the artwork) after the jump. Baltimore Comic-Con runs from September 5th to 7th.

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Third Wave of Amazon Pilots Now Up and Running!

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Amazon has unveiled its third wave of pilots – to be greenlit to series according to the votes/ratings of their viewers. This time out there are three comedies – The Cosmopolitans, Chloe Sevigny and Adam Brody; Really, starring Sarah Chalke and Selma Blair; and Red Oaks, from Steven Soderberg – and two dramas: Hand of God, starring Ron Perlman and Dana Delany, and Hysteria, starring Mena Suvari.

Check out the Wave 3 Sizzle Reel after the jump.

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Bill Smitrovich chats about The November Man

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THE NOVEMBER MAN is the latest exciting international espionage film about ex-CIA operative Peter Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan), who is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself facing his former protege David Mason (Luke Bracey) in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect.  He must protect witness Alice Fournier (Olga Kurylenko) who holds the key behind a decades old conspiracy.  This film premieres today, November 27, 2014 in theatres nationwide. Bill Smitrovich plays Hanley, the spy that encourages Deveureux to return to the force.  Bill chats with Eclipse Magazine about this exciting movie and his role as Hanley.

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