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THE MUMMY: First Theatrical Trailer For Universal’s Reboot Unwrapped

THE MUMMY: First Theatrical Trailer For Universal’s Reboot Unwrapped

The first trailer for ‘The Mummy’ reboot has landed and it is action-packed to say the very least.  Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film follows a team of archaeologists who accidentally disturb an evil spirit, played by Sofia Boutella. The ancient Egyptian princess, Queen Ahmanet, then seeks revenge on Cruise, his team and the modern-day world.

Check out the trailer below and mark your calendar for it’s June 2017 release.

Synopsis: Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess (Sofia Boutella of Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond) whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis (upcoming King Arthur, television’s Peaky Blinders), Jake Johnson (Jurassic World), Courtney B. Vance (TV’s American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson) and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe (Gladiator).

The creative team on this action-adventure event is led by director/producer Alex Kurtzman and producer Chris Morgan, who have been instrumental in growing some of the most successful franchises of the past several years—with Kurtzman writing or producing entries in the Transformers, Star Trek and Mission: Impossible series, and Morgan being the narrative engineer of the Fast & Furious saga as it has experienced explosive growth from its third chapter on. Sean Daniel, who produced the most recent Mummy trilogy, produces alongside Kurtzman and Morgan. www.themummy.com.

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Review: Zach Snyder’s Iconic ‘Man of Steel’ Explodes Onto Blu-ray!

Review: Zach Snyder’s Iconic ‘Man of Steel’ Explodes Onto Blu-ray!

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Over the past decade, films based on superheroes have exploded in popularity with the help of highly innovative and creative directors like Zack Snyder. His latest adventure as a director finds him taking on one of, if not the most beloved franchise’s in comic book history. Not only did Snyder step up to the plate with “Man of Steel” but he hit the ball out of the park, dominating the box office in the summer with a massive box office haul of over $662 million worldwide. It is no secret that superhero films have taken a turn from an often cartoony approach to a more human approach in recent years, following the impact of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy. “Man of Steel” follows a similar path featuring a story by Christopher Nolan and David S. Goyer. A powerful re-imagining of Superman’s origins coupled with the personal challenges he faces in his journey is without a doubt what captivated audiences when the film exploded into theaters.

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An Epic Adventure!

The “Man of Steel” movie is film that is steeped in both action and plot. The film masterfully walks the tight rope of balancing complex issues as well such as what it means to be human with heavy hitting action sequences. Instantly captivating, the flick introduces us to the dying world of Krypton where Jor-El (Russell Crowe) places his infant son Kal-El into a tiny spacecraft and sends him across the stars to our planet. Meanwhile, Krypton’s military leader General Zod (Michael Shannon) attempts a coup but is defeated, earning him and his followers a one way ticket to The Phantom Zone. It is important to mention, the first fifteen minutes of the film has more action than was featured in the entirety of the franchise’s last outing, “Superman Returns.” After this masterfully played sequence, we find Clark Kent on Earth as an adult. Through flashbacks, we a given glimpses into the past the shaped the man who would become the World’s Greatest Hero. Eventually, Zod and his cronies escape The Phantom Zone and arrive on Earth for a knock-down, drag-out fight with our hero. What results is best described as a “full-throttle action extravaganza.” As a fan of the franchise, this is what many fans have been waiting for decades! Michael Shannon’s Zod goes down as one of his most memorable performances to date and the prefect compliment to Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel. Other standout performances include the portrayals of Superman’s two fathers, played by Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe. Both actor’s bring powerful and convincing deliveries which help to shape of view of the title character. That isn’t to say that the woman in his life are less influential. Diane Lane plays the role of Martha Kent to perfection, while Amy Adams as an understated Lois Lane. Adams was a terrific choice and approach to the character, providing her character plenty of room for growth in the films to come.

“Man of Steel” is both visually and technically stunning. It is a pleasure to see the film in all of it’s high definition glory on Blu-ray. It is what all summer blockbuster’s should be — highly-enjoyable outings that serve up epic spectacle, solid storylines and over the top action! Check out the details below on the special features that accompany this awesome release.

BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES:

“Man of Steel” Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and 3D Limited Collector’s Edition contain the following special features:

· Journey of Discovery: Creating “Man of Steel” – This immersive feature-length experience allows you to watch the movie with director Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Diane Lane and others as they share the incredible journey to re-imagine Superman.

· Strong Characters, Legendary Roles – Explore the legendary characters of the Superman mythology and how they have evolved in this new iteration of the Superman story.

· All-Out Action – Go inside the intense training regimen that sculpted Henry Cavill into the Man of Steel and Michael Shannon and Antje Traue into his Kyptonian nemeses. Includes interviews with cast and crew.

· Krypton Decoded – Dylan Sprayberry (Clark Kent, age 13) gives the lowdown on all the amazing Krypton tech, weapons and spaceships featured in “Man of Steel.”

· Planet Krypton – The world’s first exploration of Krypton and its lost society.

Man of Steel is available via Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99, on DVD 2-disc Special Edition for $28.98, and as a 3D Collector’s Edition for $59.99.

The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as the special features disc.

The DVD 2-disc Special Edition features the theatrical version, and the 3D Limited Collector’s Edition features the theatrical version of the film in 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and DVD. It also includes a limited release metal “S” glyph with lucite glass stand.

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The Man With The Iron Fists: Get “A Look Inside” With New Featurette

The Man With The Iron Fists: Get “A Look Inside” With New Featurette

Check out the first is a series of featurettes chronicling the characters and story of “The Man With The Iron Fists” . In this clip, RZA discusses the impact martial arts movies had on childhood, his mentorship under Quentin Tarantino, and how “The Man With The Iron Fists” is his biggest accomplishment to date. Check out the exculsive clip below:

Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA—alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all.

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Official Red Band Trailer For RZA’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” Unleashed!

Official Red Band Trailer For RZA’s “The Man With The Iron Fists” Unleashed!

They say you can’t spell Kung Fu without F and U — they are right about that! Check out the crazy new restricted trailer for RZA’s upcoming action-adventure The Man With the Iron Fists, now live on IGN! Also, check out the official one sheet for the film. It packs quite a punch!

Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With the Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director and leading man, RZA—alongside a stellar international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero in nineteenth-century China who must unite to destroy the clan traitor who would destroy them all.

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Universal Pictures Recognizes Local Heroes With Robin Hood Lionhearts Program

Universal Pictures Recognizes Local Heroes With Robin Hood Lionhearts Program

Universal Pictures has launched its “Robin Hood: Lionhearts” program, a cause-based initiative designed to reward those who dedicate their time to change the world… the heroes who inspire us by making selfless contributions to their communities. In support of Universal’s upcoming epic action-adventure Robin Hood, starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe, the initiative will embody the legendary Robin Hood message in a modern way—through peer sharing and social networking.

The program gives Lionhearts-people who make a positive impact in society via their participation in a cause or charity-the opportunity to share their stories of philanthropy and garner votes of support from friends, family and colleagues. Three Lionhearts will win a Grand Award and receive $5,000 each, in addition to $5,000 to share with a cause of their choice. Ten Lionhearts will win a First Award and receive $500 each, in addition to $500 to share with a cause of their choice. During the three-phase campaign, Lionhearts will be featured through an online profile, along with their chosen cause. Universal Pictures has partnered with three not-for-profits: United Way, City Year and Robin Hood, to identify Lionhearts in their respective organizations.

The promotion’s website, which is fully integrated with YouTube, Twitter and Flickr, will pull in conversations about the Lionheart, thereby displaying in real-time the amount of buzz surrounding a candidate. A Lionhearts program on the social hub Peer will provide an additional channel for participants and fans to share the initiative across 20 social networking platforms, as they earn rewards for doing so. Lionhearts will be able to engage their friends and actively evolve the conversations through their social networking activity. For more information about the program, visit RobinHoodLionhearts.com.

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