Movie Synopsis: Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy—but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone.
Cast: Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown
Although the film Strange Magic, now on DVD, did not receive a huge theatrical box-office like most animated films, for me it’s a fun filled, artistically beautiful film that just missed its audience. The film actually works for most children 3 to 13, but should get more attention from females. I like the superb animation, very good voice acting and enjoyable soundtrack.
The Need for Speed video game franchise will apparently return for a full storied reboot, according to Ghost Games, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio. The game delivers on what the fans want, and what Need for Speed stands for – deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game. Read more
The strange little film The 100 year-old man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared takes its audience on a wild and wacky journey. It’s a lot of fun in the vein of a Forrest Gump, but this guy has more of a trek with danger all around. The film has very good acting and is based a script taken from a work of fiction by Jonas Jonassan. The book was a 2010 best seller in Sweden that went on to sell over 3 million copies worldwide. Nicely filmed and orchestrated by director and screenwriter Felix Herngren, the movie is a hoot.
The kid-friendly Tomorrowland opens this weekend with a cool adventure that should entertain the 7 to 16 year old crowd. Those of all ages who just can’t miss a sci-fi movie may also be included in this group depending on whether they accept the mild to moderate conflicts and the somewhat realistic message the film presents. As for the production, it’s very good with fine directing, computer graphics and visuals that amaze. It’s the story that takes a hit leaving audiences with a feeling that it’s a little too contrived, predictable and a bit syrupy in the finale.
America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon will attempt to dance non-stop for 24 hours in honor of the inaugural Red Nose Day celebration in the United States, leading into the Red Nose Day telecast on Thursday, May 21 on NBC. His marathon is currently streaming live on NBC.com/danceathon. Read more
Things are heating up on iZombie. Major is trying to re-make his moves and Liv may be forced to tell him about her being a zombie. If that wasn’t bad enough, Liv’s old not-friend shows up once he gets word from the chief of police about her “helping” to solve homicides that are actually people he sliced and diced to serve to other fellow zombies at his “gourmet” restaurant for the undead.
Muse’s first single, “Dead Inside”, off their album Drones is holding tight in the number one spot for a second week in a row on the Mediabase and Billboard Modern Rock Charts. Muse holds the record for number of weeks at #1 with their song “Madness”, which set the record back in 2012. Warner Bros. Records will release Drones on June 9, 2015. Watch out for that one guys and gals!
The seedy underbelly of London is exposed in the TV series Ripper Street. Fans will enjoy the suspense as Inspector Edmund Reid fights to unstain the bloodied streets of Whitechappel in season three when it comes out on DVD June 23. Read more
Monday night saw Asian film stars and international industry players coming out to celebrate Japanese cinema and culture at Japan’s Kanpai Night at Le Grand Hotel de Cannes. The glamorous evening presented a special opportunity for film industry professionals to meet and network with Japan’s leading entertainment executives, along with a cross section of today’s top Japanese directors and actors. Read more
Check out the first trailer for the upcoming flick Maze Runner, the Scorch Trials.
In this next chapter of the epic Maze Runner series, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD.
Get ready for the action-packed adventure to hit theaters on September 18, 2015.
Bring all your ghoulish bounty hunter fantasies to life once more with the last episode in the Van Helsing gaming series, Van Helsing III. This gothic-noir action series from NeocoreGames will be available on Steam May 22, 2015. Read more
This past Sunday Phil Collins and Orianne Collins hosted the charity brunch for Little Dreams Foundation. David Frangioni and the band What You Know, featuring the son of Phil Collins, Nicholas Collins, hosted the performance during the charity’s efforts. Proceeds of the brunch will support Young Talents Class of 2015-16. Read more
Chicago’s Victorian Halls just released a new music video to complement the single “Come in with the Storm” from their theatrical rock-pop sophomore album, Hyperalgesia, that just hit everywhere online and in the store. The album features the mixing talents of Joe Chiccarelli (Strokes, US, Beck). The video is not for closed minds or those easily offended.