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Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali with Ali: Commemorative Edition!

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing a special edition of Michael Mann’s Muhammad Ali biopic, starring Will Smith, on Blu-ray this month.

Ali: Commemorative Edition will include a new featurette – On the Set with The Greatest. It will be in stores on January 17th. Details follow the break.

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Collateral Beauty – I Hated This Movie!

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Collateral Beauty is a story about grief, recovery and redemption – themes also found in Kenneth Lonergan’s brilliant Manchester By Sea. It angered me because it appeared to be an entirely different movie than the one suggested by the trailers – and by being a remarkably treacly film on its own merits.

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Personal Response Trailer: Collateral Beauty!

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Howard Inlet has suffered a terrible personal tragedy and dealing with it by writing letters – to Love, Time and Death. He is not expecting a personal response.

Collateral Beauty stars Will Smith, Keira Knightley, Edward Norton, Jacob Lattimore, Michael Pena, Naomie Harris and Helen Mirren. It opens on December 16th. Check out the first trailer after the break.

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Concussion – The NFL Vs. Bennett C. Omalu MD!

Will Smith stars in Columbia Pictures' "Concussion."
Will Smith stars in Columbia Pictures’ “Concussion.”

Dr. Bennett C. Omalu is the Nigerian-American coroner who identified the brain damage that was the cause of mental health issues for ex-NFL players. The story is, as they used to say, ‘ripped from the headlines’ – and given that the NFL has just backed out of a concussion study at a Boston University, its release could not have been timelier.

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Focus Is Slight Slight-of-Hand!

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Heist and caper movies rely on manipulating what we see and hear in such a way that we see and hear everything we need to know without realizing that we’ve done so. In spite of some pacing problems and an occasional overabundance of flash (a tricky balance that writer/directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa don’t always get right), Focus pulls off its caper with a certain amount of verve and panache.

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Will Smith in The City That Sailed, Peter Pan Origin Film, Temple Run, Dear Mr. Watterson Reviewed

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Some really interesting headlines to discuss on this week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News!

To begin, the hosts talk about Will Smith’s next project, The City That Sailed, an adventure about the island of Manhattan floating into the ocean. From there, the crew discusses the news that a Peter Pan origin movie is in the works, as well as an adaptation of the popular mobile game, Temple Run.  We also review lots of new trailers, so hit the jump to learn more! Continue reading Will Smith in The City That Sailed, Peter Pan Origin Film, Temple Run, Dear Mr. Watterson Reviewed

After Earth Only Soars in Brief Moments!

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The story comes from Will Smith and he and his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith are among its producers – so there’s definitely the possibility that After Earth is some hybrid of vanity/ego project. While it’s not the greatest movie Smith has ever been in (see: Wild Wild West), neither is it the turkey that director M. Night Shyamalan’s last several movies have been.

What it is, is a sweet, middling-to-decent father/son, mentor/protégé story couched in sci-fi adventure trappings.

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