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Review: ‘Pacific Rim’ Explodes Onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and HD Digital Download 10/15!

Review: ‘Pacific Rim’ Explodes Onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and HD Digital Download 10/15!

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Guillermo Del Toro‘s latest cinematic thrill ride hit, ‘Pacific Rim,’ hit theaters earlier this summer and certainly didn’t disappoint! The film starts of by introducing the impact of a portal to an alien world opening under the ocean. The opening of this portal unleashes an alien onslaught of larger than life creatures, known as Kaijus, who are hell-bent of destroying Earth’s inhabitants. The governments of the world team up to battle the creatures, eventually doing creating Jaegers, which are huge robots piloted by two mentally linked pilots who act in tandem to control their heavy metal war machines.

'Pacific Rim'

‘Pacific Rim’

At first, it seems the people of Earth are able to handle this alien threat. However, as the creatures grow in strength and numbers, humanity seems to be hurdling ever closer towards an inevitable apocalypse. In a last-ditch effort to thwart the alien invaders, Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) assembles a team composed of world’s few remaining Jaegers in hopes of destroying the portal that links Earth and the Kaijus’ home world. In hope of making the mission a success, Pentecost recruits emotionally scarred Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam), who lost his brother to an alien foe on an earlier mission, causing him to step back from the fight. Becket is teamed with Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi), an untested trainee, in hopes of saving the human race and putting an end to the alien scourge once and for all.

‘Pacific Rim’ is the type of film many of us dreamed of seeing in our youth as our action figures and toy robots battled it out in our backyard sandboxes. The film boasts an all-cast, the film includes Charlie Hunnam, Max Martini, Clifton Collins Jr., Rob Kazinsky, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba Charlie Day, Burn Gorman and the always enjoyably gruff Ron Pearlman. However, the true star of the film is the awe-inspiring special effects Guillermo Del Toro employs to bring this incredible world of Man Vs. Monsters to life! When it comes to the on-screen brawls, it is interesting to see Del Toro balance a more traditional style of moves versus the blurrier more chaotic action of recent robot flicks, such as Michael Bay’s ‘Transformers’ franchise. In short, I feel with visual effects so life-like and a fast-paced story played out by a cast of solid character actors, it is almost impossible not to get sucked into this film within the first few moments. While the story isn’t necessarily groundbreaking, this film is a great way to enjoy with kids or alongside a friend for a sci-fi outing; so pop some popcorn, sit back and enjoy the ride!

RATING: 4/5 Stars

“Pacific Rim” Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:

· Audio Commentary by Guillermo del Toro
· The Directors Notebook
· Drift Space
· The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim
· The Shatterdome
· Focus Points
· Deleted Scenes
· Blooper Reel

“Pacific Rim” 2-Disc Standard Definition DVD Special Edition contains the following special features:

· Audio Commentary by Guillermo del Toro
· Drift Space
· The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim
· The Shatterdome
· Focus Points
· Deleted Scenes
· Blooper Reel

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SONS OF ANARCHY: Rolls Out “Anarchy Afterword” Web Show

SONS OF ANARCHY: Rolls Out “Anarchy Afterword” Web Show

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FX’s top-rated drama Sons of Anarchy will debut a live web post-show, “Anarchy Afterword,” immediately following the Season 6 premiere on Tuesday, September 10th at 11:30 PM ET/8:30 PM PT. Hosted by comedian Chris Franjola (Chelsea Lately) from the SOA set, “Anarchy Afterword” will stream live at  www.anarchyafterword.com and feature uncensored interviews with Sons of Anarchy creator and Showrunner Kurt Sutter, as well as a revolving roster of SOA cast members and celebrity guests.

The premiere episode of “Afterword” will feature SOA series regulars Kim Coates (‘Tig’) and Jimmy Smits (‘Nero’), as well as Emmy® and Grammy®-nominated comedienne and actress Margaret Cho. Cho is currently touring with her new stand-up comedy show, Mother, and hosts her own podcast “Monsters of Talk.” More info can be found at http://www.margaretcho.com/

Produced by Emmy nominated Mob Scene Creative + Productions, “Afterword” will stream live three times during Season 6 – following the season premiere, episode five on October 8th and the season finale on December 10th. The episodes will be posted online and remain there until one month after the season finale. In addition to watching online, fans of the show will have the opportunity to ask their own questions via a toll-free call-in number and the show’s official Twitter and Facebook pages.

Having framed Clay for the murder of Damon Pope, Season 6 of SOA begins with Jax’s leadership uncontested, but his family life suffering from his single-minded pursuit of John Teller’s vision.  Jax must find a way to keep Tara from going to prison for conspiracy to commit murder while rebuilding his club and breaking from the cycle of violence and greed that ultimately led to his best friend’s death.

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‘The Ledge’ Receives Exclusive Online Premiere on SundanceNOW.com

‘The Ledge’ Receives Exclusive Online Premiere on SundanceNOW.com

IFC Films is releasing their new flick, THE LEDGE, exclusively online! The flick is a sexy and suspenseful thriller that boasts the acting talents of Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard. The film will be premiering online at SundanceNOW.com ahead of the theatrical and VOD release, making it the first time IFC has debuted a film online. THE LEDGE will be available on SundanceNOW starting May 11th – two weeks prior to its pre-theatrical video-on-demand launch on May 25th. The film will also premiere theatrical on Friday, July 8.

Check out the film’s page on SundanceNOW.com for more information at this location >

SYNOPSIS: One step can change a life forever in THE LEDGE, a sexy and suspenseful thriller, starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard. After embarking on a passionate affair with his evangelical neighbor’s wife (Tyler), Gavin (‘Sons of Anarchy’s’ Hunnam) soon finds himself in a battle of wills that will have life or death consequences. As a non-believing atheist, Gavin is lured by her lover’s husband (‘Insidious’ Wilson) to the ledge of a high rise and told he has one hour to make a choice between his life or the one he loves. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be able to make a decision? It’s up to police officer Hollis (Howard) to save both their lives but the clock is ticking in this edge-of-your-seat film that will leave you gasping until the final frame.


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‘Sons of Anarchy’ iPhone App Rolls Into The Apple App Store!

‘Sons of Anarchy’ iPhone App Rolls Into The Apple App Store!

The Men of Mayhem are coming to an iPhone near you, as FX’s hit original series Sons of Anarchy releases its very own mobile app today, available for .99 cents on iTunes.  The show’s past and present come together with never-before-heard stories, bonus materials and club history. This new app takes fans deep into SAMCRO’s roots and explores “John Teller’s” original vision for the club, the origins of its relationship with the IRA as well as its link to Belfast and much more.

SOA creator Kurt Sutter said this regarding the new mobile app: “Welcome to Sons of Anarchy. What follows is an insider’s glimpse of the SOA mythology from Charming to Belfast.  The MC history, character backstory and the details of the large narrative arcs my writers and I draw upon to create the show. I think you’ll dig it. If not, what the hell, it was only a buck.”  For a video introduction to the app by Sutter, click here >

The SOA app is updated every Monday and Wednesday with a new story that will work in tandem with the on-air storylines for the show’s current season.  Exclusive photography, bonus materials, deleted scenes and never-before-seen script pages will also be included.  To access the app on iTunes, click here >

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Horror Legend Stephen King To Guest Star On ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Horror Legend Stephen King To Guest Star On ‘Sons of Anarchy’

Famed author Stephen King will make a guest starring appearance in Tuesday night’s episode of SONS OF ANARCHY as “Bachman,” an associate of Tig’s (Kim Coates) who is highly skilled in an unusual profession and called upon to help Gemma (Katey Sagal) and Tara (Maggie Siff) out of a bind. The logline is as follows:

Episode 3 – “Caregiver” (Airs September 21, 10:00 PM ET/PT) – The club exploits its porn connections to entertain Henry Lin’s clients, which doesn’t sit well with one member. Written By Chris Collins & Regina Corrado. Directed by Billy Gierhart.

SONS OF ANARCHY bowed its third season, ranking as the most-watched scripted series telecast in basic cable this year in P18-49 (2,814). The second week’s episode retained a solid 84% of its premiere in P18-49 (2,370 vs. 2,814), stronger than last year’s week 1-2 retention (81%). Among W18-34, SOA posted its most-watched telecast in its history.

Visit http://soaseason3.blogs.fxnetworks.com/ to watch an exclusive SAMCRO blogger interview with Stephen King regarding his role on the series and how his passion for Harley’s influences his life and his legacy.

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Pick Of The Week: Sons of Anarchy – Season One

Pick Of The Week: Sons of Anarchy – Season One

The writer of The Shield and the producer of The Sopranos bring you the most ruthless adrenaline-packed new drama of 2009, Sons Of Anarchy. With over 40 minutes of unaired scenes, the DVD takes you even deeper in the unexplored world of this outlaw Californian Motorcycle Club as its members struggle to balance family life and weapon-trafficking business. It is a can’t miss series and will let you roll right on into Season Two which is set to debut in September of 2009.

Vist the official site of this amazing series at www.fxnetworks.com/soa

sonsofanarchy-season1One of the most critically acclaimed new series of 2008, “Sons Of Anarchy” Season One gets its motor running on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and DVD August 18 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. From the creative mind of Kurt Sutter (“The Shield”) the series chronicles an international outlaw motorcycle club that brandishes their own kind of law in the fictional Northern California town of Charming. Charlie Hunnam (Nicholas Nickleby) stars as Jax Teller, a man whose love for the brotherhood is tested by his growing apprehension for its lawlessness thanks to the birth of his newborn son and the discovery of a life-altering journal written by his father years ago. Under the watchful eye of his force-of-nature mother Gemma (Katey Sagal; “Married With Children”) and his stepfather/club president Clay (Ron Perlman; Hellboy), Jax is forced to keep his friends close and his enemies closer as he slowly begins to distance himself from those he considers family. With white supremacists, gunrunning hoodlums, meth-dealing rivals and crooked cops, “Sons of Anarchy” is exciting, risky and downright chaotic. “Sons of Anarchy” Season

Synopsis:
FX Network’s original series, “Sons of Anarchy,” is an adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that. Charming. The MC must confront threats from drug dealers, corporate developers and overzealous law officers. Behind the MC’s familial lifestyle and legally thriving automotive shop is a ruthless and illegally thriving arms business. The seduction of money, power, and blood.

Blu-ray Disc Specs:
The “Sons of Anarchy” Season One Blu-ray Disc is presented in widescreen (1.78:1 aspect ratio) with English 5.1 Lossless and Spanish Dolby Surround Sound with English, Spanish and French subtitles. Episodes and special features included in the collection are as follows:

Disc One:
Pilot (Commentary with Kurt Sutter, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Segal)
Seeds
Fun Town
Patch Over
Giving Back

Disc Two:
AK-51
Old Bones
The Pull (Commentary with Kurt Sutter, Guy Ferland, Maggie Siff and Charlie Hunnam)
Hell Followed
Better Half

Disc Three:

  • Capybara
  • The Sleep of Babies
  • The Revelator (Commentary with Kurt Sutter, Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Theo Rossi, Ryan Hurst, William Lucking, Johnny Lewis and Tommy Flanagan)

Special Features:
The Making Of ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season 1
The Ink
The Bikes
Casting ‘Sons Of Anarchy’
Deleted Scenes
Anarchy On The Set

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