MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 2.05: A Hen in the Wolf House (T.V. review)

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has gotten so good lately that nearly every episode offers a sterling specimen of skillful storytelling. (Take THAT, Stan “Admiral of Alliteration“ Lee.)

Last week it was the May-on-May catfight. This week it’s Coulson’s bluff, which sounds like a location from a Hitchcock thriller (“If you want Ms. MacGuffin back safely, then bring the microfilm to Coulson’s Bluff.”), but isn’t. In fact, it isn’t even a real bluff. Despite this, it satisfies on multiple levels. To wit…

Watch All 5 of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1’s “District Voices” Web-Series Episodes

Fans of the Hunger Games and all those eagerly anticipating the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, must check out Lionsgate’s latest marketing campaigns for the film saga.

A new 5-episode series, called “District Voices” launched this week featuring today’s prominent YouTube personalities featuring a glimpse at the productivity, and creativity, thriving in Panem’s districts… Sanctioned by the Capitol Ministry of Information.

The last of the series just posted this afternoon and we’ve compiled them altogether. So click ahead to watch all the District Voices spots released this week.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 hits theaters November 21

[VIDEO] Check out Air New Zealand’s “Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made”

Air New Zealand has done it again, they’ve created another fun and themed in-flight safety video that ties into Peter Jackson’s upcoming the third and final film in the epic Middle-earth fantasy adventure film series, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

Entitled the “Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made” the in-flight safety video this time around includes cameos from Elijah Wood and Peter Jackson.

Click ahead to see the last epic in-flight video, in which Air-New Zealand partnered with WETA Workshop on a Hobbit inspired Safety Video featuring cameo appearances including Sir Peter Jackson himself!

Artist Drew Struzan Receives the SAUL BASS Award at the 2014 Key Art Awards in Hollywood.

Drew Struzan hols his SAUL BASS Award at the 2014 43rd Annual Key Art Awards in Hollywood

Drew Struzan holds his SAUL BASS Award at the 2014 43rd Annual Key Art Awards in Hollywood

Last night was the 43rd Annual Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards Ceremony in Hollywood, a celebration of achievements in Creative Print, Film and Television for advertising, marketing and communications in the Entertainment industry. Taking place at the Dolby Theater on Hollywood Blvd, the permanent home to the Annual Academy Awards, thousands of some of the most creative and clever designers, editors, marketers, producers and directors were on hand not only to see who took home the coveted Key Art Awards (this competitions version of the Oscar), but also pay tribute to this years winner of the prestigious Saul Bass Award.

Influenced by the legendary Saul Bass, one of the most iconic and influential graphic designers and filmmakers of the 20th century, the Saul Bass Award honors talented graphic designers and filmmakers that are creating their own iconic and influential style. The recipient of the Saul Bass Award is awarded to someone whose body of work stands out amongst the competition and inspires others in the industry. It was no surprise that this years 2014 Saul Bass award was presented to none other, than famed movie-poster artist and illustrator, Drew Struzan.

With work on films such as STAR WARS, INDIANA JONES, BACK TO THE FUTURE, E. T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, HOOK, THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, HELLBOY, HARRY POTTER, THE GREAT MUPPET CAPER, POLICE ACADEMY, BLADE RUNNER, THE THING, FIRST BLOOD, BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, in all over 200 movie titles, Drew’s key art has became world renowned. 

Beyond the Marquee was in attendance at last nights awards and was honored to be witness to this momentous event, honoring not just a passionate and talented artist, but also someone we call our friend. We’d like to congratulate him on his win and thank him for inspiring thru his iconic art, legions of aspiring filmmakers, actors, designers and artists who had Drew Struzan poster art on their walls as kids and dreamt of one day having a career in Hollywood. Nobody deserves it more than you.

Click ahead to read some excerpts of Drew’s acceptance speech from last nights award gala. 

FREE STUFF FRIDAY: Win a $15 iTunes Gift Card in our Lionsgate; THE DEVIL’S HAND Contest!

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The Devils Hand One-Sheet Poster

Hey it’s FREE STUFF FRIDAY and in Celebration of the new horror film from Lionsgate called The Devil’s Hand, we’re offering up a $15.00 iTunes Gift Card

Guaranteed to thrill you and chill you, The Devil’s Hand is about five young Amish girls accused of being “Satan’s children” who must fight for their lives when their devout community elders insist they be “cleansed” before turning 18. The film is out now on VOD and stars Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Rufus Sewell (Dark City), and Adelaide Kane (The CW’s Reign).

Create a post that includes The Devil’s Hand Blog App and ask your readers to download the “Party Prophecy Player’s Guide” and play along as you watch the film at home.

Click ahead to enter our contest and one lucky BTM reader will win a $15 iTunes Gift Card!

“Calloused Hands” set for Theatrical Premiere

The Laemmle Theatre in Pasadena, CA will be hosting the release of Calloused Hands on November 14. The movie was recently awarded the “Hearts, Mind, Soul” award at the Rhode Island Film Festival. Andre Royo of “The Wire” who stars in the film will be attending the special opening along with writer and director Jesse Quinones.

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“John Wick” Runs a Vicious Gauntlet (Film Review)

 

Taking a shot as a hitman  in his latest film John Wick, Keanu Reeves delivers his character with authority in this explosive crime drama.  The film turns out to be an ideal fit for the star and his former stunt double turned director as they move to one perfectly choreographed fight scene after another. It’s a fast action gauntlet that lasts nearly the whole 96 minutes.

Check out the Teaser Poster and Trailer for MARVEL’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

The highly anticipated teaser trailer and poster for Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” are now online for all to enjoy. And WOW, between the sleek and robotic re-imagining of the original Avengers “A” teaser poster, to the dark, mysterious and action packed film trailer, Marvel fans are in pure delight this evening!

 Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.

It’s the Age of Ultron!

In “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time, Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Click ahead to check out the awesome details on the theatrical one-sheet teaser for the movie, and we’re assuming you’re probably watching the trailer above right now!

Lindalee Rose Reviews “FLATLINE” Doctor Who (Season 8, Episode 9)

Lindalee Rose recaps and reviews the latest Doctor Who episode “FLATLINE” . When she gets separated from The Doctor, Clara discovers a new menace from another dimension. But how do you hide when even the walls are no protection?

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This week’s episode has a brand new alien race, lots of running, a shrinking TARDIS with the Doctor trapped inside. Check out Lindalee’s colorful recap and her honest review of FLATLINE, then leave your thoughts below on what you thought as well, we’d love to hear from you.

Six Iconic Fashion Moments in Film

We take a look at 6 Iconic Fashion Moments in Film

We take a look at 6 Iconic Fashion Moments in Film

Film is a visual medium, so it’s no surprise that some of the most notable moments in movies are all about fashion.

Costume design can recreate gorgeous period dress or imagine futuristic outfits. But some scenes are classics in large part because of the little details provided by perfect accessorizing.

Here are six of those iconic moments we think you’ll agree, make our point.

Do you have a favorite movie that you think portrays a memorable fashion moment? Drop us a line below in the comments and share it with us.

ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME – “The Apprentice” Season 4 Episode 4 (T.V. Review)

What became of Anna? How far will Elsa go? Read below to find out...

What became of Anna? How far will Elsa go? Read below to find out…

Previously on Once Upon a Time… Anna of Arendelle seeks to find new answers about where her parents went, and she comes to realize that they were looking for a way to control her sister, Elsa, and her hidden magic. On the surface Elsa appeared to be just like every royal princess, but deep inside her magical powers compelled her parents to protect both themselves and her from her magic. Meanwhile Regina, the once cruel and self righteous queen, sought the help of her son Henry in finding the author of the Once Upon a Time book, in order to write herself a happy ending. But at what cost to everyone else? Lastly, and most prominently in this episode, Hook reveals his knowledge about the dagger Belle has as being a fake.

Continue reading below if you want to see what becomes of the sisters Anna and Elsa and the bond of love that compels them to see the good in each other. Also, now that Operation Mongoose is in effect, what will Henry and Regina discover in Regina’s vault, and how will they start to reveal the true identity of the author of the Once Upon a Time book. Lastly, with Emma and Hook coming to terms with the risks that are involved in them being a couple, what will Hook demand of Rumple now that he can black mail him to Belle.

This week we’ll delve deep into the Once Upon a Time universe, and see the highlights of this weeks chapter. We see some conflicts and how they have some short term implications and long term ramifications. We’ll also consider the stories that were planted this week and what they may mean towards the story as a hold. Lastly, what might be in treat for us over the course of the rest of the season.

“Weird Al” Yankovic, Harry Shearer and Micky Dolenz to Honor Humorist Stan Freberg on November 2nd in Hollywood

Get your tickets now for this amazing tribute to humorist Stan Freberg!

Get your tickets now for this amazing tribute to humorist Stan Freberg!

As a kid growing up and listening to Stan Freberg comedy records in my bedroom, I’m excited to share this announcement for all those who appreciate good satire and clever parody. If you’re not familiar with humorist Stan Freberg, for over the past 70 years he’s lent his unique talents to radio, TV and film as a writer, author, voice actor, advertising guru, director and composer. Modern day musical parody legend “Weird Al” Yankovic has many times acknowledged Freberg as his greatest influence, noting that without Stan Freberg, there’d be no “Weird Al”.

If you live in the Los Angeles area and are up for a night of pure Entertainment, then get your tickets now to “THE GENIUS OF STAN FREBERG: 70 YEARS OF CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT”. Set for November 2nd at 7pm and hosted by Harry Shearer, this event at the American Cinematheque at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater will feature special appearances by “Weird Al” Yankovic, Micky Dolenz award-winning filmmaker Bob Kurtz, animation experts Jerry Beck and Eric Goldberg, many other Freberg colleagues and celebrity fans as they pay tribute to a comic legend!

In addition to spontaneous humor and live musical performances, the program will present a dazzling array of favorite clips chosen by Freberg fans, as well as rarely-seen examples of Stan’s ground-breaking writing and performances in radio and records, television series and specials, animated films and of course his hilarious TV ads. Stan will also explore his own career and legacy in a lively exchange with his wife and partner, Hunter Freberg.

Beyond the Marquee will be on hand covering this event and we can’t wait to share with you the highlights from the evening in an upcoming BTM: The Web Series Segment!

Click ahead for more details about the event and check out some rare moments from the life and work of Stan Freberg.

TRAILER TUESDAY: Foxcatcher, Miss Meadows, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Pt1 & MORE!

COMING SOON!

COMING SOON!

Instead of bouncing around the net trying to find the latest trailers for the hottest films, just drop by Beyond the Marquee on TRAILER TUESDAYS and we’ll load you up with what you need. Whether it’s the latest Hollywood blockbuster movie or mind-provoking independent film, we always have a fun mix of the best of what’s to come.

So click ahead to check out this week’s trailers …

Beyond the Marquee Celebrates its 3rd Anniversary

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Happy Birthday to Us!

This past week marked Beyond the Marquee’s three-year milestone on the Internet and we’re glad to say we’ve had quite a fun-filled, challenging and amazing year that has truly grown our name and presence in media. We’ve been able to continue our popular original web-series content and also keep tabs on the pulse of the entertainment world with news, reviews and interviews and tons of other content. In addition, we’ve vastly added to our fan base this year and it’s the enthusiasm of our new viewers that has us energized to keep on going. As we forge headlong into our fourth year, we feel it’s always good to look back at our humble beginnings, what we accomplished this year, and what we hope to continue with now and into the future.

Pee-wee’s Playhouse Coming to Blu-Ray NEXT Tuesday, but Catch a Sneak-Peek THIS Saturday!

Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set releasing from Shout! Factory on October 21, 2014

Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray box set releasing from Shout! Factory on October 21, 2014

Next Tuesday (October 21st) is the Home Video release of the new Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series Blu-ray set. Growing up as devout watcher of Saturday Morning kids TV in the 80’s & 90’s, Pee-wee’s Playhouse was the 11:00 hour show that started the close-out of the morning’s weekly entertainment ritual for me.

Pee-wee’s Playhouse wasn’t just a playground that sparked creativity and imagination in the hearts of millions of viewers, young and old, it was an educational, artistic and entertaining show that taught kids strong ‘life lessons’. It was a series that was ahead of its time with the vision and the creative freedom to experiment with new styles and techniques: combining live-action, puppetry, stop-motion and clay animation. The series was brimming with rich original characters, humor, innovative visual effects and production designs. Pee-wee Herman and Pee-wee’s Playhouse have been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist ever since.

If like me, you screamed along to the SECRET WORD with Pee-wee Herman and found a connection with Jambi the Genie, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis, Reba the mail lady, Captain Carl, Magic Screen, Conky, Globey, Chairry, Pterri, Randy and many more, then Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series is a MUST HAVE for your home-video collection!

All 45 wacky episodes, plus Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, have been METICULOUSLY RE-MASTERED from the original film elements — and now YOU can see this ground-breaking series for the very first time in beautiful HIGH-DEFINITION!

If you can’t wait for next Tuesday, head to PeeweesPlayhouseSneakPeek.com on Saturday morning, October 18th at 10 am ET/7 to get a sneak peek at four episodes, newly remastered and now in brilliant high-definition, plus an exclusive premiere of one of ten brand-new bonus featurettes making their debut on the collection.

Click ahead for some fun clips and pics and more! Aaaaarrrrrrrrr!!!

FREE STUFF FRIDAY: Win a Movie Prize-Pack from Nicolas Spark’s Latest Film; THE BEST OF ME

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THE BEST OF ME one-sheet movie poster

It’s FREE STUFF FRIDAY, and in celebration of today’s theatrical release of Relativity‘s upcoming movie, THE BEST OF ME, we’ve got an awesome promotional prize-pack to offer up to one of our lucky winners!

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, THE BEST OF ME tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances. THE BEST OF ME stars James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato.

And now our good friends at Relativity is offering one Beyond the Marquee reader a chance to win a THE BEST OF ME prize pack including the following items: THE BEST OF ME hoodie, lip balm, tote bag, Kleenex box, coffee mug, mini-poster, Soundtrack from the film, “The Best of Me” book by Nicholas Sparks and a$25 Fandango gift card

Click ahead for our trivia question to put you in the running for this awesome prize-pack and check out THE BEST OF ME now playing in theaters everywhere!

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“Fury” Hell in a War Zone (Film Review)

 

Showing the violence, guts and destruction of WWII tank fighting, Fury punctuates the story with an explosive tale of death defying courage. Although fictional, the movie is based on the 2nd US Armored division and portrays extensive grisly combat using very realistic images. Explosive, gripping and pervasive the up close look is shattering and mind boggling. If you like war movies like Saving Private Ryan and Hamburger Hill, rush out to see this mind blowing war flick on the big screen.

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep. 2.04: I Will Face My Enemy (TV review)

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The title of this week’s episode, I Will Face My Enemy, takes on double meaning with the emphasis on “double.” And “face.”

Director Coulson assumes agent duties once more by going undercover with Agent May in a two-to-tango team-up for old time’s sake. They’re also seeking to steal a “miracle painting” before rival Hydra agents nab it, the culmination of which results in the ol’ television trope that, for brevity’s sake, I’ll name:

The Hero-and-villain-disguised-as-hero-are-played-by-the-same-actor-so-ain’t-it-cool-to-watch-them-duke-it-out trope.

(You should’ve seen the long version.)

You can’t throw a rock at the sci-fi/fantasy/soap opera genres without hitting an evil twin or shape-shifter. Hundreds of shows have done it, from Smallville (Clark vs. Bizarro) to Seinfeld (Jerry vs. Bizarro Jerry). It’s a fun, but tired gimmick. And now it’s Coulson and company’s turn.

However, unlike most other series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. does it so well that it feels brand new.

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“Rudderless” Life Off Course (Film Review)

 

Taking a turn at directing William H. Macy offers a nicely acted drama with music and a little comedy called Rudderless. The indie movie, targeted for the adult crowd, takes you into the life of a family man who has to deal with the tragic loss of is son. It’s a gripping story that evolves into an emotional twist.

Is Warrick Davis appearing as Wicket the Ewok in STAR WARS Episode VII ?

Warwick Davis, who played Wicket the Ewok in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, as well as Weazel and Wald in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace­, presents a special video concerning his “possible” appearance in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.

With Episode VII rumors abuzz around the internet over the past few months of possible snowy locations of Hoth and a desert looking Tatooine, is it possible that maybe a visit back to Endor is in store? Maybe in the 30 years since we’ve last seen Wicket, he’s moved up the Ewok ranks and now has taken over Chief Chirpa’s role as Ewok leader. Chief Wicket?

We’ll have to wait and see next year.

Nyub-Nyub!!!

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