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Pretty People, Pretty Pictures – Passengers!

Passengers is a lovely film if all you’re looking for is pretty pictures of pretty people on a beautiful starship.

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt find themselves awakened from suspended animation thirty years into a 120-year voyage from Earth to a new colony on Homestead II. Their meeting isn’t particularly cute – it’s kind of creepy – but since they’re stuck there…

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The Magnificent Seven Gets 4K Ultra HD Release!

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Antoine Fuqua’s remake of the classic western The Magnificent Seven is coming to home video and videophiles will pleased to see that the home video release will include a 4K Ultra HD package.

The story of seven hired guns who contract to protect a small town from an avaricious mining baron features an all-star cast that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke.

The home video release encompasses 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray and DVD formats and will be in stores on December 20th. Read on for a more detailed synopsis and list of features for each format.

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Not an Accident Trailer: Passengers!

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star in Columbia Pictures' PASSENGERS.
Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence star in Columbia Pictures’ PASSENGERS.

On an interstellar ark, Jim and Aurora wake up way too early because there’s something wroing with their ship – at least that’s Jim story. And he’s not entirely wrong about the ship…

Passengers – directed by Morten Tyldem and stars Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence – opens on December 21st. Check out the trailer after the break.

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Inferno: Robert Langdon Is Back! (Yawn!)

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones star in Columbia PIctures' "Inferno."
Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones star in Columbia PIctures’ “Inferno.”

Ron Howard’s adaptation of Dan Brown’s Inferno may be the one that kills the franchise.

Inferno is more of the same with a crazy weird puzzle that must be solved to prevent a dead biochemist’s plan to kill off half the world’s population (to save it) from coming to fruition. This must be done by a half-dead Robert Langdon who is recovering from a head trauma and the doctor who helps him.

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The Magnificent Seven – Fun But Not Quite Magnificent!

(l to r) Vincent D'Onofrio, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Byung-hun Lee star in Columbia Pictures' THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.
(l to r) Vincent D’Onofrio, Martin Sensmeier, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Byung-hun Lee star in Columbia Pictures’ THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN.

Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven is not the movie that the John Sturges one was and that’s okay. Fuqua has a lot of fun playing with the clichés/tropes of westerns and succeeds in producing a fun movie that is most notable for having a uniquely integrated Seven – and least notable for having a villain who is an unmodulated black hole of evil that sucks the energy out of almost every scene he’s in.

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Sausage Party – Groceries Learn the Ugly Truth!

Columbia Pictures’ “Sausage Party.”
Columbia Pictures’ “Sausage Party.”

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Sausage Party is the harrowing tale of the difference between the stories groceries tell themselves in the supermarket and what really happens to them when the ‘gods’ take them home.

Inside the abundant f-bombs and salacious humor, there are moments of nuanced thought and some scary depictions of human beings (all the more scary for being sorta kinda true).

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Magnificent Trailer: The Magnificent Seven!

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In Anton Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven – starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt – the new seven are fixin’ to liberate the town of Rose Creek from the oppression of ruthless industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Saarsgard) – and achieve vengeance for Emma Cullen, whose husband he murdered.

Check out the new trailer following the jump.

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Ghostbusters Is Smart, Funny and Melodramatic Summer Fun! Sorry If It Ruins Your Childhood!

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After a couple of decent trailers that actually withheld most of the film’s funniest moments, Ghostbusters arrives with wit, charm, lovable goofiness, some serious melodrama and comes thisclose to being as good as the original.

The all-female Ghostbusters (and their dumber than a sack of flying mallets male receptionist) are worthy successors to Ivan Reitman’s original.

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Lyft Lets You Ride the Ecto-1

A fan stands next to the new Ecto-1 from the upcoming film "Ghostbusters" outside of the Clarendon Metro in Arlington, VA
A fan stands next to the new Ecto-1 from the upcoming film “Ghostbusters” outside of the Clarendon Metro in Arlington, VA

There’s something strange…coming to DC this Friday and Saturday. If you want to ride the new Ecto-1, Who Ya Gonna Call…. LYFT! Today, the famous ghost-busting ride of the upcoming summer movie made a stop in the DC Area to give fans of the franchise a preview of their upcoming promotion.

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Safe For Work Trailer: Sausage Party!

Columbia Pictures’ “Sausage Party.”
Columbia Pictures’ “Sausage Party.”

Set Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Sausage Party is the first R-rated CG film. It’s the tender tale of a sausage  who leads a quest to discover what happens once groceries leave the store.

Given it’s creators, it’s every bit as strange as you’re expecting. Check out the first green band trailer following the jump Sausage Party premieres on August 12th.

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