Episode 470 – The Humpsman Meets Elvis

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This Week: Kevin slides into spring with some smaller movies for the week, as well as one that was supposed to be big but is a huge dud. He follows up on the story from last week about AMC CEO Adam Aron contemplating cell phone use in theaters, then offers his thoughts on new trailers for the week. Later, he reviews The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Elvis & Nixon, Miles Ahead, Holidays and April and the Extraordinary World. Finally, he gives a rare Fat Guy Five about the best portmanteau horror movies as well as some suggestions for the home cinema. Thank you! Thank you very much!


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Episode 469 – Never Cell Phones in Theaters!

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This Week: Kevin starts off on his soap box, responding to AMC CEO Adam Aron’s comments about the possibility of allowing rampant cell phone use in their theaters. Kevin offers a multi-leveled argument of all the problems that would cause. Later, he also reviews a couple films, including The Jungle Book, Criminal, Barbershop: The Next Cut, The Adderall Diaries, Colonia and Born to Be Blue. As the show wraps up, Kevin offers some insight into the upcoming box office and the home cinema selections.


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‘Hardcore Henry’ Movie Review



hardcorehenryHARDCORE HENRY
(R)
***1/2 (out of 5)

April 8, 2016

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Sharlto Copley as JIMMY
Danila Kozlovsky as AKAN
Haley Bennett as ESTELLE
Tim Roth as HENRY’S FATHER
Andrei Dementiev as SLICK DMITRY

Studio: STX Entertainment

Directed by: Ilya Naishuller
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Episode 468 – Hardcore Fatty

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This Week: Kevin gets ready to take on six movies this week, including The Boss, Hardcore Henry, Demolition, Midnight Special, Remember and One More Time. Of course, first he has to sound off about the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer and the strawman backlash that it caused. Later, he also offers some more Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice box office analysis as well as some home viewing selections in the Home Cinema Round-Up!


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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Blu-ray Review



starwarstheforceawakensbdSTAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

(PG-13)
MOVIE: ****1/2 (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: **** (out of 5)

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Harrison Ford as HAN SOLO
Mark Hamill as LUKE SKYWALKER
Carrie Fisher as GENERAL LEIA ORGANA
Adam Driver as KYLO REN
Daisy Ridley as REY
John Boyega as FINN
Oscar Isaac as POE DAMERON
Lupita Nyong’o as MAZ KANATA
Andy Serkis as SUPREME LEADER SNOKE
Domhnall Gleeson as GENERAL HUX
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
Peter Mayhew as CHEWBACCA

Studio: Lucasfilm

Directed by: J.J. Abrams
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Episode 467 – Witch Trial

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This Week: Kevin launches into some Batman news, which includes a standalone Batman movie as well as the upcoming LEGO Batman movie in the Trailer Park. He also examines the narcissistic implosion of many critics in the wake of the success of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Later in the show, he reviews Everybody Wants Some!!, God’s Not Dead 2, I Saw the Light and Krisha. He also has two interviews – one with the cast of Everybody Wants Some!! and the other with the Natural Born Pranksters. Of course, things also wrap up with box office data and the world-famous Home Cinema Round-Up!


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‘Jesus of Nazareth’ Blu-ray Review



jesusofnazarethbdJESUS OF NAZARETH

(not rated)
MOVIE: *** (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: ** (out of 5)

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Robert Powell as JESUS CHRIST
Anne Bancroft as MARY MAGDALENE
Ernest Borgnine as THE CENTURION
James Farentino as SIMON PETER
Ian McShane as JUDAS ISCARIOT
Christopher Plummer as HEROD ANTIPAS
Olivia Hussey as VIRGIN MARY
Michael York as JOHN THE BAPTIST
James Mason as JOSEPH OF ARIMATHEA
Laurence Olivier as NICODEMUS
Anthony Quinn as CAIAPHAS
Rod Steiger as PONTIUS PILATE

Studio: Shout Factory

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
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‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Movie Review



batmanvsupermanBATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE
(PG-13)
**** (out of 5)

March 25, 2016

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Ben Affleck as BRUCE WAYNE / BATMAN
Henry Cavill as CLARK KENT / SUPERMAN
Amy Adams as LOIS LANE
Jesse Eisenberg as LEX LUTHOR
Diane Lane as MARTHA KENT
Laurence Fishburne as PERRY WHITE
Jeremy Irons as ALFRED
Holly Hunter as SENATOR FINCH
Gal Gadot as DIANA PRINCE / WONDER WOMAN
Scoot McNairy as WALLACE KEEFE

Studio: Warner Bros.

Directed by: Zack Snyder
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Episode 466 – Fatman v. Superfat

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This Week: Kevin kicks off the summer movie blockbuster season early with a look at the highly-anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Of course, first, he takes a look at some news and the Trailer Park. Later, along with the superhero smackdown, he reviews My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Creative Control, The 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows, Embrace of the Serpent and Baskin. Later, he looks at the potential box office success of this week’s showdown and then offers some selections for the home cinema round-up!


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‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2’ Blu-ray Review



mockingjay2bdTHE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2

(PG-13)
MOVIE: ** (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: *** (out of 5)

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Jennifer Lawrence as KATNISS EVERDEEN
Josh Hutcherson as PEETA MELLARK
Liam Hemsworth as GALE HAWTHORNE
Woody Harrelson as HAYMITCH ABERNATHY
Donald Sutherland as PRESIDENT SNOW
Philip Seymour Hoffman as PLUTARCH HEAVENSBEE
Julianne Moore as PRESIDENT ALMA COIN

Studio: Lionsgate

Directed by: Francis Lawrence
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Episode 465 – People Are Dumb, People Are Smart

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This Week: Kevin offers a bit of love for the Indiana Jones franchise and welcomes the new installment. He also gives additional analysis of the Screening Room business plan, now that major directors are coming out in favor of or against it. Then, he dives into this week’s slate of films, including The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Miracles from Heaven, The Bronze, The Wave and Hello, My Name Is Doris. Later, he offers some harsh box office truths and offers some explosive home cinema recommendations.


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‘Invasion U.S.A.’ Blu-ray Review



invasionusabdINVASION U.S.A.

(R)
MOVIE: ***1/2 (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: *** (out of 5)

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Chuck Norris as MATT HUNTER
Richard Lynch as MIKHAIL ROSTOV
Melissa Prophet as MCGUIRE
Alexander Zale as NIKKO
Alex Colon as THOMAS
Eddie Jones as CASSIDY
Jon DeVries as JOHNSTON
James O’Sullivan as HARPER
Billy Drago as MICKEY

Studio: Shout Factory

Directed by: Joesph Zito
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‘Braddock: Missing in Action III’ Blu-ray Review



braddockbdBRADDOCK: MISSING IN ACTION III

(R)
MOVIE: *** (out of 5)
BLU-RAY EXPERIENCE: * (out of 5)

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Chuck Norris as COL. JAMES BRADDOCK
Aki Aleong as GEN QUOC
Roland Harrah III as VAN TAN CANG
Miki Kim as LIN TANG CAN
Yehuda Efroni as REV. POLANSKI
Ron Barker as MIK
Floyd Levine as GEN DUNCAN
Jack Rader as LITTLEJOHN
Melinda Betron as THUY

Studio: Shout Factory

Directed by: Aaron Norris
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