The Best Films of 2014 So Far Range from BOYHOOD to GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY

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2014 has been a pretty good year for film, and while there are still plenty more movies to look forward to in this final quarter, it never hurts to stop and think back on what we’ve already seen.  Groundbreaking dramas like Boyhood challenged the entire structure of filmmaking, superhero blockbusters like Guardians of the Galaxy reminded us that a good movie is a good movie no matter the genre, and comedies like 22 Jump Street simultaneously made us laugh and think about the entire idea of movie sequels as a concept.  For a brief refresher on some of the best films of 2014 thus far, check out our feature over at Pepsi Pulse.

Star on the Rise: Why Jack O’Connell Should Be on Your Radar

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Jack O’Connell may not be a name that you’re entirely familiar with just yet, but before the year is out it will be.  The young British actor has had a banner year in the indie world with striking lead turns in two very different films, the prison drama Starred Up and the Belfast-set war drama ’71.  He made his Hollywood debut with a small supporting role in 300: Rise of an Empire, but his big breakout turn is in director Angelina Jolie’s upcoming World War II drama Unbroken, in which he plays former Olympian, WWII bombardier, and Japanese POW Louis Zamperini.  It’s going to put O’Connell on the map in a big way, but for now head over to Pepsi Pulse to find out why he should be on your radar right now.

ANNABELLE Giveaway: Enter to Win Playing Cards, Cinch Bag, Mug, Masks, and T-Shirt

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With the upcoming Conjuring spinoff Annabelle just around the corner we have some prizes related to the film to giveaway.  This could be the horror event of the fall considering the fact that director John R. Leonetti shot The Conjuring (and much of James Wan’s other work) and likely has a good handle on how to relay creepiness at this point.

Hit the jump to learn how to win a prize pack that includes a shirt, sleeping mask, and more.  The film stars Annabelle WallisAlfre WoodardWard Horton, Tony AmendolaEric Ladin and Brian Howe, and hits theaters on October 3rd.

5 Reasons Why DELIVER US FROM EVIL Could Be The Surprise Hit Of The Summer

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Deliver Us from Evil, a new supernatural thriller from director Scott Derrickson (The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Sinister), will hit theaters on July 2.  It has a fantastic cast (Eric BanaOlivia MunnÉdgar Ramírez, Joel McHale and Sean Harris), a great premise and we wouldn’t be surprised if it turned out to be a crowd pleaser in the same vein as last year’s The Conjuring.

In the film, “New York police officer Ralph Sarchie (Bana), struggling with his own personal issues, begins investigating a series of disturbing and inexplicable crimes. He joins forces with an unconventional priest (Ramirez), schooled in the rituals of exorcism, to combat the frightening and demonic possessions that are terrorizing their city. Based upon the book, which details Sarchie’s bone-chilling real-life cases.”  Hit the jump to find out why we think it might be this summer’s surprise hit.

Exclusive LA BARE Poster for Joe Manganiello’s Documentary on Popular Male Strip Club

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We have been provided a new poster to premiere for Joe Manganiello‘s directorial debut, La Bare.  Manganiello’s documentary takes is an inside look at the “most popular male strip club in the world,” La Bare Dallas.  The actor was inspired by his Magic Mike experience:

“Throughout all of Magic Mike‘s success, the one prevailing compliment/complaint I received from just about everyone who saw the film was that they wanted more of the guys… So, when my brother and I started our production company 3:59 in the late fall of last year, we decided that as our first order of business, we’d take a small crew to Dallas to see if we could find a story capable of satisfying everyone’s curiosity.  What we found was a goldmine”

Check out the La Bare poster along with the red band trailer after the jump.

Exclusive Clip for Found Footage Las Vegas Bachelorette Comedy BEST NIGHT EVER

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We have a clip from Best Night Ever, the new found footage comedy from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer (Meet the Spartans).  The clip shows stars Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard, and Crista Flanagan making the most of a bachelorette party in Las Vegas: dancing at a rave, zip-lining on the strip, jumping clothed into the pool, and floating in the indoor skydiving wind tunnel.

Hit the jump to watch the clip.   Best Night Ever is now in theaters.

FEARnet Airing a 24-Hour Marathon of TRICK ‘R TREAT’s on Halloween with Giveaways and New Content by Director Michael Dougherty

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This Halloween FEARnet is bringing you a 24-hour Marathon of Michael Dougherty’s Trick ‘r Treat, the genre anthology starring Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Leslie Bibb and Dylan Baker.  The marathon, starting at 6AM ET  will also feature new content specially created for the network by Dougherty himself, including the original short film “Season’s Greetings” that inspired the feature, other holiday shorts, and extras explaining the four rules of Halloween.  In addition, the 6AM and 6PM Screenings will have pop-up trivia facts and FEARnet will doing “Trick Or TWEET” giveaways all day with Trick ‘r Treat swag.

Our own Andre Dellamorte called Trick ‘r Treat “a nasty bit of fun … [that's] definitely one of the most inventive and fun films of genre in a long time.”  The film sports a rabid cult following and inspired this wicked Mondo poster, as well.  Check out our review of the film on DVD here and an interview with Dougherty as well.  Hit the jump for more details.

New Mystery, New Characters and New Trailer for AMC’s ‘The Killing’ Season 3 (Sponsored)

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Can’t get enough of AMC’s The Killing? Then enjoy this ominous new trailer for the Season 3, which hints at a new mystery involving a gruesome string of murders, new faces including Peter Sarsgaard as a menacing death row inmate, and, of course, both Sarah Linden and Stephen Holder as our favorite mismatched detective duo.

Be sure to tune in on Sunday, June 2 and 8/7c on AMC to see what sleep-deprivation-inducing cliffhangers are in store for the new season.   Hit the jump to watch. [This article is sponsored content.]

Watch First MILLER TIME INTERNSHIP Webisode to Promote THE INTERNSHIP

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The upcoming comedy The Internship, led by Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, is based on the premise that a tech company is a pretty cool place to work even if you don’t get paid.  The same is true for a beer company, good enough for a 7-part web series that sends four friends across country as Miller Lite interns.

Watch the first webisode, where the friends travel to Philadelphia and bartend at XFinity Live, after the break.  The Internship opens June 7.

New Trailer for BATTLE OF THE YEAR Starring Josh Holloway

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Screen Gems has released the first trailer for director Benson Lee’s dance competition film Battle of the Year. The film is based on the documentary of the same name that focused on the 2005 Battle of the Year and the B-boy (breakdancing) crews (teams) that took part in the competition.  Lost’s Josh Holloway stars as a basketball coach who reluctantly agrees to lead the team, which includes Josh Peck (The Wackness) and Chris Brown.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Laz Alonso and Caity LotzBattle of the Year opens on September 13th.

Robert Rodriguez Explains the Inspiration for Interactive Short TWO SCOOPS in Featurette

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Robert Rodriguez is partnering with Blackberry for Project Green Screen to collaborate with his fans on the short film Two Scoops. There are a few scenes left unfinished in Two Scoops, and Rodriguez wants your help: “I’d like you guys to use your creativity and imagination to help complete them.” Rodriguez and the crew at Troublemaker Studios will sort through crowdsourced footage and images to insert the best submissions into the final product using green screen.

Electra and Elise Avellan star as: “Ice cream scoopers by day. Danger seekers by night.” Check out a featurette that lets Rodriguez explain the inspiration behind Project Green Screen after the jump.

STRIPPERS VS. WEREWOLVES Blu-ray Review

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With a name like Strippers vs. Werewolves you can assume you know what you’re getting yourself into before watching it and you can also assume it’s going to be pretty bad, with lots of gratuitous nudity and violence.  There is always the hope with such a ridiculous title and concept, that it would be at least so-bad-it’s-good or Grindhouse/Troma bad, but inevitably it’s always a crapshoot.  When I found out it was British and had Alan Ford (the bad guy from Snatch) and Robert Englund, I started thinking maybe this will be a cheeky little horror/comedy romp.  There was hope for this silly little movie after all… My review of the Blu-ray after the jump.

Stories from the Road: Drivers Share Stories About Their Volkswagens and How They Fit Into Their Lives

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Our good friends over at Volkswagen have told us how much they love reading our news stories and were more than happy to share their own stories with us. More than just a car company, they know that their customers are interested in value and getting their money’s worth. The qualities they look for in a car (performance, design, safety and environmental impact) are the same qualities they hold dear in their lives. VW drivers love their cars and it shows. Check out this owner’s story to see for yourself.

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