Home Video News AP News Sports Classifieds Autos Real Estate Shopping Entertainment Business Directory Events

Classifieds

Movie News

The Important News The Critics Choice Awards nominations were announced. Meanwhile, President Obama named Boyhood as his favorite movie of 2014. Morgan Freeman, Bill Nighy or Ken Watanabe will play the Ancient One in Doctor Strange. Viola Davis joined the cast of Suicide Squad. Tim Burton still plans to direct the Beetlejuice sequel and will bring Winona Ryder back. Meanwhile, Charlie Sheen is reprising his role from Ferris Bueller's Day Off for a TV show. Top Five gave Chris Rock his best opening ever, screen average-wise.  Tom Hanks might star in the Dave Eggars adaptation The Circle. Steven Spielberg cast a 10-year-old newcomer for his adaptation of The BFG. Robert Rodriguez is moving...
Read More

Who are the Schmoes, and what exactly do they know? The Schmoes are a couple of regular guys, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, who--like you--are the people for whom movies are made. Each week, we're posting brand new video from the Schmoes that'll give their spin on a given movie topic. Where do you even begin when it comes to ranking the best Ben Stiller comedies? Here, we'll just let the Schmoes take it from here -- and let us know your own Stiller-movie rankings in the comments.     MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB: ZergNet (function() { var zergnet = document.createElement('script'); zergnet.type = 'text/javascript'; zergnet.async = true; zergnet.src...
Read More

Arm yourselves, readers, it's time for another fantastical Poster-Crop Quiz! This week, in honor of The Battle of the Five Armies, we are celebrating the cast of this epic final chapter in The Hobbit film trilogy. Or at least, we're assuming it will be the final chapter. We've gathered posters from the filmic pasts of 10 of Five Armies' cast members and then let the orcs go mental on them. See if you can identify the posters from the shards that remain, leaving your guesses in the comment section below. The first person to correctly name all 10 will receive a shout-out in next week's quiz. One shout-out to totally rule! To get us off on the right hairy hobbit foot, behold this poster for the last installment: The Desolation of Smaug. Of all of its six dozen...
Read More

Want to see Doctor Strange meet the Incredible Hulk? With Edward Norton no longer playing Bruce Banner in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the best chance to see his version next to new MCU addition Benedict Cumberbatch is in the form of a new video produced by Variety. The Hollywood trade has brought together pairings of this year's best actors and actresses, and those two stars, being recognized this year for The Imitation Game and Birdman, are one of them, interviewing each other about their craft and films.   As for the current Hulk, you can look to another video to see Mark Ruffalo, an Oscar contender for Foxcatcher, chatting with Jessica Chastain, who is being honored this year primarily for A Most Violent Year. Other pairings include Reese Witherspoon and...
Read More

Another animated fantasy adventure directed by Ralph Bakshi is getting a live-action remake, but this one probably won't look much like the recent Lord of the Rings and Hobbit redos. This time it's an original work, 1983's Fire and Ice, that's on its way in front of cameras, and this time it's Robert Rodriguez who'll be behind them. Fire and Ice was a collaboration between Bakshi and famed illustrator Frank Frazetta, who was best known for painting the covers of pulp fantasy, adventure and science fiction novels such as those in the Conan the Barbarian, Tarzan and Barsoom (aka John Carter of Mars) series. For Rodriguez's version, the filmmaker aims to do something similar to his Sin City movies but mimicking Frazetta's painting style rather...
Read More

There's a joke in Horrible Bosses where the three dumb, would-be criminals turn to the first tough-looking guy they can find in a bar (Jamie Foxx) and assume he's a career criminal and as such try to ask him for advice on how to get away with murder. Well, Get Hard looks like that joke stretched out to an entire feature film, though that's not necessarily a bad thing, since this is the directorial debut of Idiocracy and Tropic Thunder screenwriter Etan Cohen. Get Hard stars Will Ferrell as a hedge fund millionaire who is about to be sent away to a maximum-security prison for committing fraud, and he's so scared of going to jail that he turns to the first nonwhite guy he can find (Kevin Hart) and wrongly assumes he's an expert on how to survive prison...
Read More

Welcome back to Best Movie Trailers of the Week, a column where we handpick the best new movie trailers that have arrived online over the past week. Cinderella I’ve got a love-hate relationship with this new Cinderella. When I started watching the film’s very first trailer, I was ready to write it off as a schmaltzy take that adds nothing to the original fairy tale. But then, all of a sudden - colorful dresses! A cute prince! Magic! Helena Bonham Carter as the Fairy Godmother! Sure enough, this new international trailer for the film has the same effect. Scoff at the straightforward approach to the narrative all you want, but there’s a reason this story is told over and over again. It’s hard not to get swept up in the charm and magic of the...
Read More

As moviegoers prepare to bid farewell to Peter Jackson's epic six-film tour through Middle-earth via adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, many are also out buying last-minute gifts and penning letters to the jolly man himself, Santa Claus. Some of you may not know that when Tolkien wasn't busy spinning tales of hobbits, elves, wizards and orcs, he was also penning letters about Santa... as Santa.  Tolkien, under the guise of Father Christmas, wrote letters to four of his children for 20 years, including illustrations to go along with stories about life at the North Pole. In one letter Tolkien included illustrations of Father Christmas' new home on the North Pole along with a story about why he had to move right before...
Read More

The Schmoes are back with this week's video reviews. See what they thought about the new releases arriving in theaters below.    Annie   Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb   Inherent Vice   A Most Violent Year     MORE FROM AROUND THE WEB: ZergNet (function() { var zergnet = document.createElement('script'); zergnet.type = 'text/javascript'; zergnet.async = true; zergnet.src = 'http://www.zergnet.com/zerg.js?id=15794'; var znscr = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; znscr.parentNode.insertBefore(zergnet, znscr); })();
Read More

Follow Us

Subscribe to our FREE Daily Update
Email Address
Recent News Stories

200 W. Third Street | Alton, IL 62002
Suite 200
618.465.9850