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New DVD Releases – August 26

The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season

The fourth season begins several months following the close of the third season, where life has become relatively peaceful for the growing number of survivors at the prison. Rick made the decision some time ago to renounce his role as the group’s leader, in which a council was formed as a replacement. The peaceful society is disrupted when a deadly influenza virus ravages the population, killing many of the survivors. A scavenging team eventually returns with the medicine needed to contain the outbreak.

Meanwhile, a flashback reveals that The Governor was abandoned by his remaining henchmen following the failed attack on the prison; it then depicts Woodbury burning at the hands of The Governor, before forwarding to the present where The Governor is shown disheveled and wandering aimlessly. He eventually runs into the Chambler family – Lilly, Tara, their terminally ill father David, and Lilly’s daughter Meghan. He adopts a false identity and commits numerous good deeds for the family in an effort to atone for his past. Soon after running into his former henchman Martinez, however, The Governor impulsively kills him and takes over the group of survivors he was leading. He disguises the death as an accident and rallies the people behind his cause for revenge. The Walking Dead: Season 4 on Amazon | The Walking Dead Season 4 on iTunes

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Box Office Winners August 22-24 2014

"Guardians of the Galaxy" Teaser Trailer Images

Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” regained the top spot at the box office this weekend, adding another $17.6 Million dollars, the film is already the 3rd biggest domestic moneymaker of 2014, and at $251 Million, it looks likely to pass “The LEGO Movie” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in at least 2 weeks time. Coming in second this weekend was “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” with $16.8 Million followed by the latest YA movie/book adaptation “If I Stay” with $16.3 Million. In 4th place is the comedy “Let’s Be Cops” with $11 Million while the sports themed newbie “When the Game Stands Tall” came in 5th with $9 Million. “Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” bombed with a $6.4 Million haul, earning only 8th place. The movie has been dubbed “un-watchable” by several critics. See this and more at the box office roundup below!!

Top 10 Films in the Box Office: August 22-24 2014

#1 Guardians of the Galaxy $17,631,000 $251,884,000
#2 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16,800,000 $145,610,000
#3 If I Stay $16,355,000 $16,355,000
#4 Let’s Be Cops $11,000,000 $45,246,000
#5 When the Game Stands Tall $9,000,000 $9,000,000
#6 The Giver $6,730,000 $24,101,000
#7 The Expendables 3 $6,600,000 $27,519,000
#8 Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6,477,000 $6,477,000
#9 The Hundred-Foot Journey $5,562,000 $32,750,000
#10 Into The Storm $3,800,000 $38,301,000

Top 10 Films of 2014 To Date

#1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259,766,572)
#2 The LEGO Movie ($257,749,270)
#3 Guardians of the Galaxy ($251,884,000)
#4 Transformers: Age of Extinction ($243,825,000)
#5 Maleficent ($237,585,000)
#6 X-Men: Days of Future Past ($232,751,000)
#7 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($203,961,000)
#8 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($202,853,933)
#9 Godzilla ($200,626,327)
#10 22 Jump Street ($190,091,244)

Top Earning Production Studios (of top 10 films of the year)

#1 Buena Vista (Disney) $749,235,572
#2 Warner Bros. $458,375,597
#3 Fox $436,712,000
#4 Sony $392,945,177
#5 Paramount $243,825,000

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New Movies – August 22 2014

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

Co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller reunite to bring Miller’s visually stunning “Sin City” graphic novels back to the screen in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR. Weaving together two of Miller’s classic stories with new tales, the town’s most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR is the follow up to Rodriguez and Miller’s 2005 groundbreaking film, FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY.

Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Cast: Jessica Alba, Powers Booth, Josh Brolin, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis

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Other Releases

  • If I Stay
  • When The Game Stands Tall
  • Love Is Strange
  • Are You Here
  • The Possession Of Michael King
  • The Expedition to the End of the World
  • The Prince
  • The One I Love
  • To Be Takei
  • 14 Blades
  • Abuse of Weakness
  • Kink

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New DVD Releases – August 19

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Time's Square Trailer Images

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead. It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on Amazon | The Amazing Spider-Man 2 on iTunes

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Box Office Winners August 15-17 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Trailer Images

Turtles showed their dominance against a bevy of 80’s action stars this weekend. “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” remained at the top of the box office charts with $28 Million, coming in second is Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” with another $24 Million, upping its total to over $222 Million domestic. Coming in third is the newbie comedy “Let’s Be Cops” with $17 Million, the biggest disappointment this weekend is the ensemble actioner “The Expendables 3” coming in with a very sub-par $16 Million, placing it 4th for its opening weekend. Rounding our the top 5 was the YA adaptation “The Giver” with $12 Million. See the top ten films of the weekend and much more in our weekend roundup!

Top 10 Films in the Box Office: August 15-17 2014

#1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $28,400,000 (Total Gross $117,642,000)
#2 Guardians of the Galaxy $24,735,000 (Total Gross $222,281,000)
#3 Let’s Be Cops $17,700,000 (Total Gross $26,107,000)
#4 The Expendables 3 $16,200,000 (Total Gross $16,200,000)
#5 The Giver $12,760,000 (Total Gross $12,760,000)
#6 Into The Storm $7,720,000 (Total Gross $31,341,000)
#7 The Hundred-Foot Journey $7,109,000 (Total Gross $23,619,000)
#8 Lucy $5,317,000 (Total Gross $107,537,000)
#9 Step Up All In $2,700,000 (Total Gross $11,849,000)
#10 Boyhood $2,150,000 (Total Gross $13,801,000)

Top 10 Films of 2014 To Date

#1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259,708,900)
#2 The LEGO Movie ($257,740,531)
#3 Transformers: Age of Extinction ($243,337,000)
#4 Maleficent ($236,786,000)
#5 X-Men: Days of Future Past ($232,485,000)
#6 Guardians of the Galaxy ($222,281,000)
#7 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($202,778,224)
#8 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($201,812,000)
#9 Godzilla ($200,506,545)
#10 22 Jump Street ($189,910,000)

Top Earning Production Studios (of top 10 films of the year)

#1 Buena Vista (Disney) $718,775,900
#2 Warner Bros. $458,247,076
#3 Fox $434,297,000
#4 Sony $392,688,224
#5 Paramount $243,337,000

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“Uncle Buck” Released 25 Years Ago Today!

Uncle Buck

The summer box office for 1989 happened to be a convergence of some astounding films which are widely considered to be some of the best ever made. For some strange reason these films were all released within a 3 month window 25 years ago, and these films still stand the test of time today. 25 years ago today, August 16th, saw the release of a John Hughes comedy film starring John Candy and Amy Madigan, “Uncle Buck”.

As an idle, good-natured bachelor, Uncle Buck is the last person you would think of to watch the kids. However, during a family crisis, he is suddenly left in charge of his nephew and nieces. Unaccustomed to suburban life, fun-loving Uncle Buck soon charms his younger relatives Miles and Maizy with his hefty cooking and his new way of doing the laundry. His carefree style does not impress everyone though – especially his rebellious teenage niece, Tia, and his impatient girlfriend, Chanice. With a little bit of luck and a lot of love, Uncle Buck manages to surprise everyone in this heartwarming family comedy.

Uncle Buck was the first film directed, written, and produced by John Hughes under a multi-picture agreement deal with Universal. Filming began on January 4, 1989 in Chicago. The company decided to keep the production facilities and locations as close as possible. The vacant New Trier High School in Northfield, Illinois was chosen for the production facility. Three of its gyms were converted into sound stages on which several sets were constructed including the two-leveled interior of the Russell House, Buck’s bedroom, a corridor in the elementary school, the boy’s toilets, the principal’s office, a classroom and several smaller sets. The school was also equipped to suit the needs of the cast and crew behind-the-scenes, classrooms for the young actors, offices, dressing rooms, wardrobe department, editing facilities, a special effects shop, equipment storage areas, and a projection booth. Production designer John Corso began designing the sets in October 1988 and within seven weeks his construction crew of twelve carpenters and five painters began work on the two levels of the Russell house. A colonial-style house in Evanston was chosen for the exterior of the Russell house. The exteriors and practical locations were shot in Chicago, Cicero, Skokie, Northbrook, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, and Riverwoods.

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New DVD Releases – August 12

Muppets Most Wanted

Muppets Most Wanted

Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, a.k.a. Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon. Muppets Most Wanted pn Amazon | Muppets Most Wanted on iTunes

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Box Office Winners August 8-10 2014

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" Trailer Images

T.U.R.T.L.E. Power was in full force this weekend as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” took in a surprising $65 Million dollars, easily beating out what some pundits saw as serious competition “Guardians of the Galaxy” which took in only $41 Million, still a very respectable amount. Coming in 3rd is another newbie “Into The Storm” with $18 Million while “The Hundred-Foot Journey” took in $11 Million to earn 4th place. 5th position was won by “Lucy” with another $9 Million, upping it’s total to almost $100 Million dollars and solidifying Scarlett Johansson as an action hero. See the entire top 10 films of the weekend and much more in our box office round up below!

Top 10 Films in the Box Office: August 8-10 2014

#1 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $65,000,000 (Total Gross $65,000,000)
#2 Guardians of the Galaxy $41,531,000 (Total Gross $175,922,000)
#3 Into The Storm $18,015,000 (Total Gross $18,015,000)
#4 The Hundred-Foot Journey $11,123,000 (Total Gross $11,123,000)
#5 Lucy $9,331,000 (Total Gross $97,354,000)
#6 Step Up All In $6,575,000 (Total Gross $6,575,000)
#7 Hercules $5,700,000 (Total Gross $63,461,000)
#8 Get On Up $5,012,000 (Total Gross $22,927,000)
#9 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $4,400,000 (Total Gross $197,834,000)
#10 Planes: Fire & Rescue $2,419,000 (Total Gross $52,950,000)

Top 10 Films of 2014 To Date

#1 Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259,545,867)
#2 The LEGO Movie ($257,726,852)
#3 Transformers: Age of Extinction ($242,894,000)
#4 Maleficent ($236,055,000)
#5 X-Men: Days of Future Past ($232,071,000)
#6 The Amazing Spider-Man 2 ($202,644,001)
#7 Godzilla ($200,300,724)
#8 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($197,834,000)
#9 22 Jump Street ($189,500,000)
#10 Guardians of the Galaxy ($175,922,000)

Top Earning Production Studios (of top 10 films of the year)

#1 Buena Vista (Disney) $671,522,867
#2 Warner Bros. $458,027,576
#3 Fox $429,905,000
#4 Sony $392,144,001
#5 Paramount $242,894,000

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“The Abyss” Released 25 Years Ago Today!

The Abyss

The summer box office for 1989 happened to be a convergence of some astounding films which are widely considered to be some of the best ever made. For some strange reason these films were all released within a 3 month window 25 years ago, and these films still stand the test of time today. 25 years ago today, August 9th, saw the release of the science fiction-adventure film written and directed by James Cameron, starring Ed Harris, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, and Michael Biehn “The Abyss”.

During the height of the Cold War the USS Montana, a US nuclear ballistic submarine, sinks into an ocean abyss due to unknown circumstances. The US Navy scramble to the scene to rescue survivors and recover the nuclear missles on board before nearby Russian forces do. Their best hope are a team of divers attached to a submersible drilling platform not far from the crash site. During the operation freak weather conditions damage the platform and sever its communication with the surface. As World War III looms above and tensions rise between the divers and a deployed SEAL team the rescuers discover that there is something else besides the submarine in the Abyss.

The Abyss (Special Edition) on Amazon

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New Movies – August 8 2014

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Cast: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek

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Other Releases

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey
  • Into The Storm
  • Step Up: All In
  • About Alex
  • The Dog
  • Deepsea Challenge 3D
  • What If
  • After
  • Keep On Keepin’ On
  • The Maid’s Room
  • Patema Inverted

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