Strangely, Strange Magic Is Not Really Magical!

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The world could have used a great CG reimagining of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night Dream. What a shame this isn’t it.

Still there are some good moments to be had from Strange Magic – Alan Cumming rocking out as the Bog King and Evan Rachel Ward flittering through several musical styles as Princess Marianne of the Fairy Kingdom come to mind.

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Mortdecai Is Mostly Dead!

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Once again, Johnny Depp shows his talent for slipping completely into a character. What a shame that this character is almost completely unnoteworthy.

Mortdecai (the movie) wants to be a knowing send up of sixties caper movies, espionage thrillers and, possibly, the superb BBC series Lovejoy. Instead, it’s Johnny Depp plays the worst of Mr. Bean – in a Rolls.

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Paddington Is A Complete Delight!

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It’s January – which means time for studios to dump all the crap they couldn’t release during the more competitive times of the year. But someone forgot to tell TWC-Dimension/eOne – they released what is almost certain to be a family classic this week: Paddington.

Based on the children’s books by Michael Bone, Paddington is a complete delight from start to finish.

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Video: Boyhood’s Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane On Making A Movie Over Twelve Years!

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Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film Boyhood is tearing up the awards circuit – in large part due to its innovative approach to telling the story of a family, with scenes shot across twelve years.

IFC Films has released video of an interview with Linklater and Ellar Coltrane, the boy in Boyhood, and it’s fascinating stuff. Check it out after the jump.

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Blu-Ray: Heinlein Classic Becomes Predestination!

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The Spierig Brothers have a distinctly skewed take on genre film – take their ‘vampires won’ film Daybreakers – and they make smart, unique entertainments.

It is only natural, then, that they’d adapt the ultimate time travel short story – Robert A. Heinlein’s All You Zombies – for film. It’s one of the trickiest time travel/paradox stories ever written and they persuaded Ethan Hawke (who also starred in Daybreakers) to take the lead role, a Temporal Agent who seems more suited to his job than anyone else.

Predestination comes to home video on February 10th. Extras include a ten-part making of documentary and a blooper reel. For further details – and a look at the trailer – follow the jump.

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Marvel and ABC Studio New Original Graphic Novel, Once Upon a Time: Out of the Past

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Marvel Entertainment and ABC Studios are proud to announce the follow up graphic novel to the massively successful Once Upon A Time: Shadow of the QueenONCE UPON A TIME: OUT OF THE PAST is an all new graphic novel inspired by ABC’s popular television series “Once Upon a Time.”  This 112-page hardcover hits comic shops and bookstores everywhere on April 1st, 2015.

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Constantine Clips: The Deal With Chaz! John Con Noir! Behind The Saint of Last Resorts 2!

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This week on Constantine (NBC, Fridays, 8/7C) we finally learn what’s the deal with Chaz – John’s seemingly indestructi8ble best friend.

Also,  a new Claymation take on Constantine, plus a look behind the scenes on last week’s The Saint of Last Resorts, Part 2. Three cool Constantine clips abide just beyond the jump.

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Grimm Videos: Who Will #Free Monroe? How Will Wu Cope?

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Tonight marks the final chapter (at least for now) in the Wesenrein saga on NBC’s hit series, Grimm (NBC, Fridays, 9/8C). Monroe’s life hangs in the balance (will Monrosalie ever get their honeymoon?). And will Wu be able to cope with the wealth of Wesen knowledge he’s about to come into?

Check out the videos following the jump to get some idea of the answers to these questions.

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truTV Orders Series About and Starring Shaq!

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Shaq, Inc. (working title) has been given a pilot order by truTV. The show would be a comedy series based on Shquille O’Meal’s business empire and would follow him and his offbeat team as they keep that empire humming.

O’Neal and Mike Tollin will executive produce. The pilot will be written by Jeremy Garelick (The Wedding Ringer) and John Fortenberry (Galavant) is set to direct. For further details, follow the jump.

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The Main Event – NKOTB, Nelly AND TLC, OMY! Coming to Verizon June 10! Advanced Tixs Sales Start today!

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New Kids On The Block are stepping into the ring for 2015. The pop phenoms stopped by Good Morning America this morning to announce THE MAIN EVENT, a summer headlining tour featuring very special guests, Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum selling artists TLC and Nelly. NKOTB surprised viewers with a special reveal of TLC and a personal message from Nelly (who is currently overseas with the armed forces). The groups hinted at possible collaborations and other exciting possibilities while on the road this summer, sending fans into a frenzy across social media. The tour, promoted by Live Nation, kicks-off on May 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. and will stop in over 30 cities across North America including Washington, D.C. on June 10 at Verizon Center.

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The Boy Next Door: Just No!

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There are a lot of talented people behind the making of The Boy Next Door. Somehow, despite their best efforts, we have the first truly awful movie of 2015.

Think Fatal Attraction with the genders reversed. Now, take out the intelligence, the wit, any semblance of drama (and the steamy sex, for that matter) and what you have left is what this is.

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