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Need For Speed Super Bowl Ad

In the tragic wake of Paul Walkers death maybe it is time for a new racing series to step up. Here is the Super Bowl spot for Aaron Paul in Need for Speed…

Muppets Most Wanted Super Bowl Ad

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 the Frog—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka 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

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Super Bowl Ad

Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER kicks off the big game!

Marvel Studios leveraged America’s favorite sporting event to debut the world premiere of the new full-length trailer in an unprecedented cross platform partnership with Fox and Marvel. Fox broadcaster Joe Buck introduced the special look to the Big Game spot, which directed viewers to FoxSports.com for a complete CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER takeover and the brand new full-length trailer. The :30 second Big Game spot included music from the National Anthem and aired surrounding the team captains introduction and the National Anthem performance.

 

Here is the :30 second Super Bowl ad…

 

 

And here is the new full length trailer…

 

 

Enjoy!

MEN GO TO BATTLE – WOMEN WAGE WAR “THE WHITE QUEEN” ON BLU-RAY™ WITH DIGITAL HD ULTRAVIOLET™AND DVD FEBRUARY 4th

Three-Disc Set Contains All 10 Episodes and Bonus Features!

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Beverly Hills, CA – Get ready for a truly royal battle of wills. Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the acclaimed Starz Original mini-series “THE WHITE QUEEN” on a three-disc Blu-ray™ with Digital HD Ultraviolet™ and DVD set February 4, 2014 – allowing consumers to watch it anywhere, on any device, any time! Based on Philippa Gregory’s series of best-selling novels, “THE WHITE QUEEN” is a vivid re-telling of the classic War of the Roses family feud (York vs. Lancaster) from the viewpoint of the women involved. The set contains all 10 gorgeous episodes of the drama, plus a bountiful supply of bonus features. SRP is $59.99 for the Blu-ray™ with Digital HD Ultraviolet™ and $49.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is January 8th.

white queen 2“THE WHITE QUEEN” is a riveting portrayal of one of the most dramatic and turbulent times in English history. A story of love and lust, seduction and deception, betrayal and murder, it is uniquely told through the perspective of three different, yet equally relentless women – Elizabeth Woodville, Margaret Beaufort and Anne Neville. In their quest for power, they will scheme, manipulate and seduce their way onto the English throne.

The year is 1464, before the Tudor dynasty ruled the country, and war has been ravaging throughout England over who is the rightful King. It is a bitter dispute between two sides of the same family, The House of York and The House of Lancaster.

The House of York’s young and handsome Edward IV is crowned King of England with the help of the master manipulator, Lord Warwick “The Kingmaker.” But when Edward falls in love with a beautiful Lancastrian commoner, Elizabeth Woodville, Warwick’s plan to control the throne comes crashing down. A violent, high-stakes struggle ensues between Elizabeth, her most fierce adversary, Lancastrian Margaret Beaufort, and Anne Neville, the pawn in her father’s power game – each woman vying for the crown.

Bonus Features:
The Making Of THE WHITE QUEEN
Series Overview
Book To Series
The History Behind THE WHITE QUEEN
THE WHITE QUEEN: Set Tour
Queen Elizabeth
The King
The Heir Apparent
Woman In A Man’s World
Conjuring Up The Queen/Magic
Dressing The Queen/Wardrobe

“THE WHITE QUEEN” stars Rebecca Ferguson (A One Way to Antibes) as white queen 3Elizabeth Woodville, Max Irons (The Host) as Edward IV, Golden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs) as Elizabeth’s mother Jacquetta Woodville, James Frain (“The Tudors”) as The Kingmaker and Amanda Hale (“The Crimson Petal and the White”) as mother to Henry Tudor, Margaret Beaufort. The series also stars Faye Marsay as Anne Neville, David Oakes as George, Duke of Clarence, Eleanor Tomlinson as Isabel Neville, Aneurin Barnard as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Ben Lamb as Anthony Rivers and Tom McKay as Jasper Tudor.

About Anchor Bay Entertainment
Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company. Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming, including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats. The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

About Starz
Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) is a leading integrated global media and entertainment company with operating units that provide premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television channels (Starz Networks), global content distribution (Starz Distribution) and animated television and movie production (Starz Animation), www.starz.com.

Starz Networks is a leading provider of premium subscription video programming through the flagship STARZ® and ENCORE® pay TV networks which showcase premium original programming and movies to U.S. multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies. As of June 30, 2013, STARZ and ENCORE serve a combined 56.9 million subscribers, including 21.8 million at STARZ, and 35.1 million at ENCORE, making them the largest pair of premium flagship channels in the U.S. STARZ® and ENCORE®, along with Starz Networks’ third network MOVIEPLEX®, air more than 1,000 movies monthly across 17 linear networks, complemented by On Demand and authenticated online offerings through STARZ PLAY, ENCORE PLAY, and MOVIEPLEX PLAY.

Starz Distribution develops, produces and acquires entertainment content, distributing it to consumers globally on DVD, digital formats and traditional television. Starz Distribution’s home video, digital media and worldwide distribution business units distribute original programming content produced by Starz, as well as entertainment content for itself and third parties. Starz Animation produces animated TV and movie content for studios, networks, distributors and audiences worldwide.

Apollo 18: Horror Blu-Ray Review

Starz/Anchor Bay
Director: Gonzalo López-Gallego
Writer: Brian Miller (screenplay)
Stars: Warren Christie, Ryan Robbins and Ali Liebert

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What they say: Officially, Apollo 17, launched December 7, 1972, was the last manned mission to the moon. But two years later, in December of 1974, two American astronauts were sent on a secret mission to the moon funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. What you are about to see is the actual footage which the astronauts captured on that mission. While NASA denies its authenticity, others say it’s the real reason we’ve never gone back to the moon.

apollo 18 1What I say: The whole found footage genre has gotten pretty tired. But once in a while a movie comes along to revitalize a tired genre, Apollo 18 is that film. Taking a different tack than most found footage films, Apollo 18 follows three astronauts on a secret mission to the moon. The story is told through official NASA cameras so the vertigo inducing hand held shots are thankfully kept to a minimum.

What the film truly excels at is actually being scary. The claustrophobic apollo 18 3feel of the whole thing, from the cramped lunar modules to the harsh dimly-lit surface of the moon, really adds a sense of tension and ultimately despair for the astronauts. The lunar surface with all its craters, crevices and shadows makes for the perfect horror film setting. More than several times I got a good jump scare because I was really into the film and its creepy environment. Performances are all very good, and the film is tightly directed.

Due to the different cameras used, picture quality is all over the place, but apollo 18 2that is intentional. The footage is used to good effect to keep you, like the astronauts, on your toes. The sound effects are used sparingly but effectively as they very much contributed to the creepy atmosphere.

Apollo 18 was able to fully use its found footage device to effectively add some good solid scares. I really enjoyed this film.

Extras include a DVD and Digital copy of the film, deleted scenes, alternate ending, and commentary.

Film: 8/10
Blu-Ray: 9/10