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Movie Review: The Dark Tower, 4DX Experience
Dr. Zaius   |  

The Dark Tower Idris Elba as Roland Deschain

The Dark Tower
The 4DX Experience
Directed by Nikolaj Arcel
Screenplay by Akiva Goldsman & Jeff Pinkner, Anders Thomas Jensen & Nikolaj Arcel
Based on the novels by Stephen King
Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, Jackie Earle Haley
Sony/Columbia Pictures
Release date: August 4, 2017

My wife and I got a chance to take in Regal’s newest way to watch… check that, experience a film, 4DX. 4DX takes the normal theater experience and combines it with a day at the amusement park, making movie-watching a full-body occasion. The film we watched, The Dark Tower, is based on the Stephen King book series and lent itself quite nicely to the tricks 4DX had up its sleeves.

The 4DX Experience

The first thing I noticed was how big the seats are, which are individually numbered and complete with their own footrests and massive armrests. I would not want to use the cupholders, however. 4DX is not for the weak, and they actually have warning signs outside the theater akin to what you’d see in front a rollercoaster. My wife laughed when she saw each armrest had a “water on/water off” option. We figured what the hell, and left it on. Before the trailers started, the audience gets a preview of the effects 4DX offers, including seats that rock side by side, lean forward and back, jolt you from behind, and yes, splash you with spritzes of water as well as gusts of air. Imagine sitting for 90+ minutes watching a movie on a theme park ride on a day with mixed weather. We even had a fog cloud in our theater! During that preview as our chairs started hurling us around, their was audible laughter and excitement from the crowd.

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New Trailer For ‘The Dark Tower’ Released
The Movie God   |  

The Dark Tower Trailer - Man in Black

A new international trailer has been released for The Dark Tower.

The movie, which is an adaptation of the Stephen King book series of the same name, stars Idris Elba (Pacific Rim, Thor) as the gunslinger Roland Deschain and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club, Interstellar) as the Man in Black. They’re joined on the cast by Tom Taylor (Doctor Foster), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Claudia Kim (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen).

Continue below to watch the new trailer for The Dark Tower.

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‘The Dark Tower’: New TV Spots For Stephen King Adaptation Released
The Movie God   |  

The Dark Tower

Sony Pictures Entertainment has released a trio of TV spots for The Dark Tower, their upcoming adaptation of the Stephen King book series of the same name. The movie stars Idris Elba as the gunslinger Roland Deschain, Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black, Tom Taylor, Claudia Kim, Fran Kranz, Abbey Lee, and Jackie Earle Haley.

You can read more about the movie, which is set to be released in theaters later this summer, and check out the three TV spots, titled “Man in Black,” “Knight,” and “Earth,” in the videos below.

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Watch Now: First Trailer For ‘The Dark Tower’
The Movie God   |  

The Dark Tower

The first official trailer for The Dark Tower has been released by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

The movie is an adaptation of the Stephen King book series of the same name, and stars Idris Elba as the gunslinger, Roland Deschain, and Matthew McConaughey as the Man in Black.

Click on over to the other side to check out the trailer.

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Matthew McConaughey Explains Why He Chose ‘The Dark Tower’ Over ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’
The Movie God   |  

Matthew McConaughey as Walter The Dark Tower

Back in October of 2015 it was reported that Academy Award winner Matthew McConaughey had turned down a villain role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. The actor turned down that role in an existing franchise to instead star in the first movie in an ambitious upcoming (hopeful) franchise, The Dark Tower.

McConaughey recently had a lengthy chat with Playboy, in which he discussed many different things. At one point turning down Guardians 2 came up, and the actor explained why he made that decision.

Continue reading to see what he had to say.

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Movie Review: Sing
eelyajekiM   |  

Sing

Sing
Director: Garth Jennings
Screenwriter: Garth Jennings
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Tori Kelly, Taron Egerton, Nick Kroll
Distributor: Universal Pictures
Rated PG | 110 minutes
Release Date: December 21, 2016

Sometimes what looks good can end up being just slightly disappointing. In this case, Illumination’s Sing gives a very earnest effort through its well-intentioned story and an excellent collection of songs that spans generations and genres, but falls very short of being great through its lack of a narrative and inability to juggle the many subplots. Backed by a great ensemble of actors and singers, director Garth Jenning‘s animated film has all the makings of an Illumination Entertainment film, but fails to execute a great concept.

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‘Sing’ Interview: Garth Jennings On Making Singing Animals Feel Human
eelyajekiM   |  

Sing Interview Garth Jennings

In Illumination’s latest film, Sing, Buster Moon (Matthew McConaughey) is holding a singing competition in his dying theater in a last ditch effort to scrounge up the money needed before the bank can repossess his beloved property. The optimistic koala settles on five contestants: a mouse (Seth MacFarlane), a timid elephant (Tori Kelly), a pig (Reese Witherspoon), a gorilla (Taron Egerton), and a punk-rock porcupine (Scarlett Johansson), in hopes that they can generate the funds necessary to keep the theater afloat but also bring back interest in genuine talent. Little does he know that the road to success isn’t easy, but with a little hard work and some faith, it can be done.

We had a phone interview with the film’s director Garth Jennings (A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Son of Rambow) to talk about what it was like to get clearance for the songs, working on his first animated film, his reaction to all the positive buzz, and much more. Check it out below.

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‘Sing’ Trailer: Animals Have Dreams Of Singing Stardom
eelyajekiM   |  

Sing trailer header

Universal has released the final trailer for Illumination Entertainment’s Sing.

From the writer/director Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy) and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri, the film is the sixth animation feature from the studio and features the voice talents of Academy Award winners Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, alongside Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly. Check out the new trailer below.

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‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Poster Gets Ready For Greatest Hits Tour
eelyajekiM   |  

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser poster

The music from Guardians Of The Galaxy was one of the best things about the film. The infusion of 1970s and 1980s music was a refreshing break from the mundane Marvel scores. When director James Gunn announced the title of the sequel would be Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, it just supported the fact that there would be a strong music vibe again. We got a hint of that when we heard “Come A Little Bit Closer” by Jay and the Americans and “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac during the film’s panel at the San Diego Comic-Con this summer.

Now with Doctor Strange just mere weeks away from release, Marvel and Disney can kick off their marketing campaign for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 by releasing a poster, which looks like something straight off of a cover of an 80s or 90s punk rock band album cover. Check it out here below.

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Making Of Featurette For Stop Motion Adventure ‘Kubo and The Two Strings’ Released
The Movie God   |  

Kubo and the Two Strings Making Of Featurette

We’ve already seen a couple of impressive trailers for the wonderful looking Kubo and the Two Strings. The movie is a stop-motion animated feature from LAIKA Entertainment, makers of Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls. The movie stars Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Brenda Vaccaro.

While trailers are exciting, it’s seeing what goes in to making these meticulous stop-motion films that’s most fascinating. Focus Features has released a new making of featurette for Kubo and the Two Strings called “Myth of Kubo.” You can check it out below.

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