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Kingsman: The Golden Circle Review (SPOILER FREE!)

The Kingsman: Golden Circle was one of the best times I had at movies all year long. The movie is over the top, frenetic, and at times funny as hell. If you asked me, and the studio did, I would have said it’s one of my favorite films of 2017. Damn being a critic, I had to think about it for a few days before writing my review and the issues that I had with the movie kind of sucks away some of my, from the gut, enjoyment of it. Long story short, go see it and enjoy it for what it is – a fun, bombastic take on the spy movie genre. If you want to nitpick it to death, read on.

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Animation Is Film Announces Full Slate Of Films!

Clockwise from top left: Fireworks, Should We See It From the Side or the Bottom;  Mutafukaz; Night Is Short, Walk on Girl; Son of Jaguar and Sonaria. 

The inaugural Animation Is Film festival has announced its full slate of films  from Asia, Europe, South America and North America, with both juried and audience prizes, with filmmakers attending for most screenings.

The festival will also feature studio events, special screenings, short film programs, and VR lounge.

Animation Is Film will take place at TCL Chinese 6 Theater from October 22-24.

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Bluefin Unveils New York Comic-Con 2017 Exclusives!

Bluefin will be bringing a host exclusive Bandai exclusives to New York Comic-Con 2047 – including the Perfect Grade Millennium Falcon (pictured above), new Bandai GunPla Model Kits and early releases of  Bandai Shogukan’s Power Rangers Megazord And Dragonzord Super Mini-Pla Kits.

New York Comic-Con 2017 runs the weekend of October 5th-8th at the Javits Center.

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Live Action Tokyo Ghoul: The Movie In Theaters In October!

When a shy student named Ken Kaneki gets a date with a gorgeous girl he’s thrilled. Unfortunately, she only wants him for his body – as in lunch! She’s a ghoul – an undead flesh eater.

Fortunately, Ken escapes with his life, mostly – but now he has to survive in the world between human and ghoul in Funimation films’ live action adaptation of Sui Ishida’s popular manga series – coming to select theaters in October. Tickets are on sale now.

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Danny Strong: Rebel With a Cause

On this edition, I talked to actor/screenwriter/producer Danny Strong. He is making his directorial debut with “Rebel in the Rye” starring Nicholas Hoult, Zoey Deutch, Sarah Paulson and Kevin Spacey. Author J.D. Salinger leads a reclusive lifestyle after the success of his popular and controversial novel “The Catcher in the Rye.”

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M.F.A. – A Rape-Revenge Film with a Female Perspective!

Noelle (Franceska Eastwood), an art student struggling to find her voice, is sexually assaulted by a fellow classmate, she attempts to cope with her trauma by impulsively confronts her attacker.

M.F.A. – directed by Naltalia Leite and written by Leah McKendrick – tackles the subject of campus sexual assault from a female perspective. It will be in theaters (a list of theaters follows) and on VOD and HD Digital on October 13th.

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SAG-AFTRA Foundation To Honor Kate Winslet with Actors Inspiration Award!

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced today it will bestow its Actors Inspiration Award to critically-acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kate Winslet, highlighting her career achievements and honoring her charitable work.

The nonprofit’s Patron of the Artists Awards celebration will also honor director/producer Judd Apatow, Academy Award® winning director Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos for their roles in supporting actors and performing artists in their careers.

The event takes place Thursday, November 9, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

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Woody Allen Announces Full Cast Of His Latest Film!

Annaleigh Ashford, Rebecca Hall, Cherry Jones, Will Rogers, and Kelly Rohrbach will fill out the cast of Woody Allen’s latest film – joining Jude Law, Diego Luna, and Liev Schreiber join Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, and Selena Gomez who were previously announced.

As is the case of all of Allen’s films, storylines are kept under wraps.

His next film for release is Wonder Wheel, which will be in select theaters on December 1st.

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Netflix’s Outlaw King Begins Production!

Outlaw King – Robert The Bruce (Chris Pine) – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Netflix’s historical dram, Outlaw King – about the legendary King of Scotland, Robert The Bruce – has begun production in Scotland.

Outlaw King is directed by David Mackenzie (Hell and High Water) and stars Chris Pine as Robert.

The film is slated for a 2018 premiere.

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You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve… Trailer: Flatliners!

Flatliners – (L-R) Jamie (James Norton), Courtney (Ellen Page) Ray (Diego Luna), and Marlo (Nina Dobrev) – Photo courtesy of Columbia Picutres.

The new trailer for Columbia’s Flatliners uses a breathy electronic score to emphasize the creepiness that ensues after five medical students submit to controlled clinical death to explore whatever might  follow dying.

They didn’t/couldn’t have expected there would be side effects…

Flatliners opens on September 29th.

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