FREE STUFF FRIDAY – Win a Pair of Tickets to the Southern Californian Musical Production of “CATS”

CATS now playing thru May 11th in La Mirada, CA

CATS now playing thru May 11th in La Mirada, CA

It’s FREE STUFF “GOOD FRIDAY” and we’ve got a chance for you to win a pair of tickets to see one of the longest running and most popular musicals of all time, CATS!

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with one of the most popular musical events of all-time, the Tony award-winning, CATS, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot. CATS will feature Kelli Provart as Grizabella and Todrick Hall (whose hilarious YOUTUBE video parodies have been seen by millions of viewers) as Rum Tum Tugger.  CATS opens today and runs through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California.

Our own resident kid-reporter Lindalee Rose had a chance to visit the show this week during rehearsals and chatted with the Producer, Choreographers and even some of the cast themselves! Be sure to check back early next week for that exclusive segment. If you live in or around Southern California and would like to try and win a pair of tickets to see CATS at the La Mirada theater, click ahead and answer the trivia question below. Good luck!

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 18: Providence (T.V. review)


After some incredibly tense twists and turns in recent episodes of Agents of Hydra S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s nice to have a lighter tone reappear with this week’s adventureI’m not talking about the juvenile antics of Skye and Fitz-Simmons that alienated viewers (myself included) in early episodes.  Thankfully the spy kids have grown up.  The lighter tone in Providence arrives courtesy of guest star Patton Oswalt.

Oswalt is a fanboy of the highest accord.  He proved his geek cred with last year’s Parks & Rec filibuster where he ad-libbed a Star Wars VII pitch full of Marvel superheroes that was set in a shared universe far, far away (i.e. Disney Studios).  His S.H.I.E.L.D. character may only be a Level 6 agent, but when it comes to Marvel fanatics, Patton is an unparalleled Level 8.

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“Under the Skin” A Provocative Chiller (Film Review)


Dark, brooding wicked, seductive, mesmerizing and more, Under the Skin is a vision of disturbing eroticism and mystery.  Featuring an absorbing performance by Scarlett Johansson in a complex role with many empty pages of dialogue, the film shamelessly burros into the viewers mind.  Slowly letting out clues, director Jonathan Glazer leads his audience on a blindfolded trip into the unknown.


“Gabrielle” A Poignant Story of Love and Music (Foreign Film Review)


Poignant, enlightening and romantic the movie Gabrielle tells a compelling story of a young woman challenged by her genetic disorder.  Directed with a keen sense of understanding by Louise Archambault the film works with several anxieties including rite of passage, family influence, dealing with peers, coming of age and sexuality. The acting is brilliant and the story inspires viewpoints and conversations.


“Transcendence” Tampering with the Future (Film Review)


Working on its viewers with the promise of a chilling Sci-Fi thriller, in the end Transcendence fails to deliver. While the beginning of the film does offer an intriguing view of what could happen if a research company developed independent network with enough power and information to find a cure for cancer, the movie gets trite when a faction with a cause tries to destroy it.  Add to this the insipid performances, weak direction and too much out of control fiction and you get a wretched two hours with no reward. 

Lindalee’s DOCTOR WHO Fan Art Review – Ep. 12 (featuring Arthur “Rory Williams” Darvill)

On this episode, Lindalee showcases fan-art from Doctor Who fans around the world, actor Arthur Darvill (“Rory Williams” from Doctor Who), plus she offers up a cool piece of fun fan art that YOU could win!

During Lindalee’s recent visit to Gallifrey One, (the Doctor Who convention in Los Angeles) she met up with actor Arthur Darvill, who played a companion to Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor in the hit BBC show Doctor Who. Arthur offered to draw some Doctor Who fan-art for Lindalee’s fan-art review episodes and we debut it on this segment! We’ve also got a cool piece of original fan-art from a local artist that we’re offering up to you, plus awesome fan-art from fans of Lindalee, all over the world. Click ahead for more details. 

TRAILER TUESDAY: How to Train Your Dragon 2, Annie, Amazing Spiderman, 22 Jump Street & MORE!

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

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.

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 3 Ep 17 (T.V. Review)

With the opportunity to be selfless, will Hook make the easy one or the hard one.

With the opportunity to be selfless, will Hook make the easy one or the hard one.

Previously on Once Upon a Time there was a tumultuous battle between the likes of the Wicked Witch of the West and the Evil Queen, otherwise known as Zelena and Regina. Had it not been for Regina’s wit their was a good chance that she would be dead at the hands of her half sister. Fortunately for her, she removed her own heart, and hid it in the forest of Storybrooke at the protection of her true love, Robin Hood. How the story unfolds in tonight’s episode will clearly demonstrate the depth of love, and just how hard some will go to fight for it. Click ahead for our recap and review of this week’s “Once…”

FREE STUFF FRIDAY: Win a Pair of Tickets to the June 21st Matinee Showing of BACK to the FUTURE, from the Los Angeles Conservancy

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

This year marks the Los Angeles Conservancy‘s 28th Annual “Last Remaining Seats” Event in Los Angeles and is expected to draw in crowds of over 10,000 people to their downtown LA screenings. With a handful of historic theaters in the downtown Los Angeles area playing host to such films as Citizen Kane, West Side Story, The Lady Eve and fan-favorite, 1985′s “Back to the Future”.

Special guests from the film; Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown), Lea Thompson (Lorraine Baines McFly), Claudia Wells (Jennifer Parker) and Don Fullilove (Goldie Wilson) will be on hand for the 8pm screening that will be hosted by film critic/historian; Leonard Maltin at the The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The Cast will answer questions from the audience and talk about their experiences working on the movie. [Note: Thanks to the powerful promotional efforts of our friends over at  who reached out to over 14,000 fans via email about the screening, the 8pm showing of Back to the Future completely SOLD OUT in less than a day!]

Luckily, for those who missed out on tickets to the 8pm show, the Los Angeles Conservancy is offering up to fans an earlier 2:00pm showing of the film. Though minus the special guests, this is still an amazing chance to watch this all-time classic film once again on the big screen! Beyond the Marquee is honored to have been offered up a pair of tickets to the Matinee showing, to award one lucky BTM follower. Answer the trivia question below for your chance to score these pair of tickets, and also check out the other “Last Remaining Seats” films being offered.

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 17: Turn, Turn, Turn (T.V. review)


T.V. network marketing tosses around the term “game changer” as if it’s a rag doll.  “Tune in to this week’s exciting ______ .   It’s a game changer!” “Don’t miss tonight’s game changing episode of _____ !!”  “After the final game changing moments of the new _______ , nothing will ever.  Be the same.  Again!!!”

Seldom do the actual episodes live up to such hyperbolic hype.  In terms of games, these ratings-grabbing shows are often on par with switching from Checkers to Chinese Checkers (or as the Chinese call it — Checkers). This week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., however, shifts the game from Checkers to Global Thermonuclear War (simulated of course).

Nothing truly will ever be the same again for Coulson & Co., as well as the entire M.C.U., because the newest S.H.I.E.L.D. episode is the very definition of a game change.  How so?  Read on to find out, but only if you’ve seen Captain America: The Winter Soldier, for MAJOR SPOILERS LAY AHEAD. (And no, Major Spoiler is not Winter Soldier’s superior officer.)

FREE STUFF FRIDAY: Win this Awesome Limited-Edition Poster Print of CAPTAIN AMERICA: The Winter Soldier from Artist Paul Shipper

Captain America The Winter Soldier by Paul Shipper

Captain America The Winter Soldier by Paul Shipper

Anticipating another big week at the Box-Office for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we’ve gotten out good pal, New Zealand poster artist Paul Shipper to graciously donate one of his latest poster prints to giveaway this week. It’s none other than Paul’s take on Captain America: The Winter Soldier. This beautiful 24×36″ giclée print is printed on fine art paper and was designed and illustrated as Paul imagined an illustrated one sheet for the film could have looked like, based on his love of the illustrated movie posters he grew up with.

With only having a few glimpses of online teaser trailer footage, stills, a limited knowledge of what the film was about and who would be in it, Paul Shipper still managed to create an amazing piece of work that has got MARVEL fans salivating! And now you can start finding some wall space for this piece by checking out the trivia question below, answer it correctly and if your name is elected from our BTM Prize Team, this limited edition Paul Shipper poster will be yours! Good Luck from all of here at Beyond the Marquee, and thanks again to Paul Shipper for offering this up to our BTM followers! 

FREE STUFF FRIDAY: Win “47 RONIN”, starring Keanu Reeves, on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

47 RONIN now on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

47 RONIN now on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment

Now out on Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Studios Home Entertainment, it’s the Epic Action Adventure “47 RONIN” starring Keanu Reeves! The thrilling and visually stunning film by director Carl Rinsch, tells the story of a small group of warriors, or ronin, on a quest to avenge the death of their master. Battling across a savage world of mythical beasts, shape-shifting witches and wondrous terrors, the ronin must seek help from kai (Reeves), an enslaved half-breed they once rejected – in their ultimate fight for redemption.

And now one lucky Beyond the Marquee reader can own this reimagining of one of Japan’s timeless tales, 47 Ronin,on Blu-ray™ and DVD by answering our trivia question below, plus click ahead for all the details on what special features the Blu-ray Combo-Pack has to offer! And thanks to our friends at Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

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“Draft Day” A Tension Packed Drama (Film Review)


With the NFL Draft a month away, the movie Draft Day will be hoping for a lengthy run at the box-office. The film takes you to the innards of high pressure picking and trading not seen during a real NFL draft.  We saw one side of the coin, player management, in the movie Jerry Maguire when it was released in 1996, but here we get a Hollywood look at what happens in the back rooms of the teams holding all the cards.


“Raid 2″ An Action Packed Crime War (Foreign Film Review)


It’s a knock down drag out fight to the finish in The Raid 2: Berandal a chopsocky film that unleashes nearly every known hand-to-hand fighting method in a period of two and a half hours.  The action crime film takes the viewer on a gut wrenching ride reminiscent of Jet Li in The Enforcer.  A continuation of the 2012 release, the film drags a bit, but still delivers a knock-out punch.

TRAILER TUESDAY: The Expendables 3, Chef, Lucy, Sex-Tape, The Angriest Man in Brooklyn & MORE!!!

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

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 …

ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 3 Ep.16 (TV Review)

ONCE UPON A TIME - "It's Not Easy Being Green"

ONCE UPON A TIME – “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

Previously on “Once Upon a Time”, Zelena, aka the Wicked Witch of the West, follow through on arguably the most heinous act of the entire series, she killed Neal, Emma’s lover and Rumpelstiltskin’s father. Furthermore, Rumpel’s weakness to Zelena is revealed, as she touts her control over him. With him in her back pocket, she demands Regina to meet her the next night on Main Street to battle. This week the story was driven by Zelena’s struggle in the past of always being second best to Regina, and how she sought to revenge her existence in the present. Click ahead for our Recap and Review of this week’s “Once Upon A Time” (Spoilers Ahead!)

The Magical Lands of Disney’s MALEFICENT Revealed in this Spectacular Character Banner!



Walt Disney Pictures has revealed a fantastic banner that highlights the characters and world of the upcoming film; MALEFICENT starring Angelina Jolie. Hints of this world can also be seen at your local theater if they are displaying the MALEFICENT in-theater standee. MALEFICENT is the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty,” the film reveals the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora, only to later realize that the child may hold the key to peace in the land. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville. MALEFICENT releases in theaters on May 30, 2014! What do you think of the banner? Leave your thoughts below and click the image below to enlarge and check out the details of this magical world.

The WINTER SOLDIER Bursts Out from the Digital App of the CAPTAIN AMERICA EXPERIENCE

The Winter Soldier in the Captain America Experience

The Winter Soldier in the Captain America Experience

We’ve got a double dose of “APP’tain America” Posts today!

Earlier this morning, we posted our Exclusive interview with the designer of the CAPTAIN AMERICA EXPERIENCE App and now we’ve got some awesome shots of Sebastian Stan as “The Winter Soldier” in Phase 2 of the Marketing for this movie which hits theaters today!

Just when you thought you couldn’t be more impressed by the amazing technology that sent Chris Evans as Captain America exploding out from a 2-D one-sheet movie poster, NOW, Cap’s arch-nemesis, the Winter Soldier is crashing thru the bus-shelter posters for the film, just in time to catch Cap’s iconic shield!

“The shield-catch is a major moment in the story, and we’re honored to have had an opportunity to bring it to life in a new way for the film’s audience” says Nels Israelson, Photographer and Creative Director for the CAE App. “For the Winter Soldier AR scene, we separately shot both the front & the back of the shield with our camera array so as to build a full 360 view of it; you can walk your device right up underneath to check out the straps.”

Click ahead to check out the gallery of cool shots below, showing how much fun you can have at various angles with this app, whether it’s in a movie theater, a bus-stop, on your smartphone or on your computer! Plus we’ve got copies of the posters that will trigger the Winter Soldier 3-D effect below as well.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier is in theaters Nationwide today!

BTM EXCLUSIVE! – We Interview the Creative Director Behind the Digital CAPTAIN AMERICA EXPERIENCE Interactive App

The Captain America Experience App

The Captain America Experience App

Last week we turned our spotlight on the Captain America Experience Digital App that Marvel and Walt Disney Studios launched. This Augmented Reality application for Smartphones turns a flat 2-D movie poster into a totally mind-blowing 3-Dimensional image, with the option to take a picture and share it on your favorite social network!

We caught up with Nels Israelson who photographed the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (out in theaters today) and helped spearhead this amazing App. Click ahead for our interview in which he gives us some behind the scene details about the process and technology that is truly a super-hero endeavor.

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and battles a new threat from old history: the Soviet agent known as the Winter Soldier.

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 16: End of The Beginning (T.V. review)


After featuring ancillary agents Blake, Garrett, Sitwell and Victoria Hand in solo episodes, we now have their Avengers-like team-up in the latest installment of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The quartet joins Coulson & Co. in stopping the Clairvoyant once and for all, a goal complicated by the presence of Mike Peterson, A.K.A. Deathlok the Demolisher, which sounds a bit more intimidating than Mike Peterson.

Aside from climaxing the ongoing Clairvoyant subplot, this episode is also tasked with serving as the lead-in to Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which opens nationwide today.  Toss in major turning points for Skye, Ward (skyward?) and May, along with an ominous title like End of the Beginning, and the showrunners have a lot to live up to.  Read on to see if they do.

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