Spiral: From the Book of Saw – R – Thriller, Horror
A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.
Samuel L. Jackson, Darren Lynn Bousman, Marisol Nichols, Josh Stolberg, Pete Goldfinger, Chris Rock, Ali Johnson, Leila Leigh
Finding You – PG – Drama, Romance
While studying abroad in Ireland, accomplished young musician Finley (Rose Reid) meets heartthrob movie star Beckett (Jedidiah Goodacre) shooting his latest medieval fantasy blockbuster. Sparks fly between the unlikely couple who inspire each other to find the strength to be true to oneself. But when forces surrounding Beckett’s stardom threaten to crush their dreams, Finley must decide what she is willing to risk for love.
Jedidiah Goodacre, Patrick Bergin, Vanessa Redgrave, Brian Baugh, Katherine McNamara, Judith Hoag, with Tom Everett Scott, Rose Reid
Riders Of Justice – NR – Drama, Comedy
Follows recently-deployed Markus (Mads Mikkelsen), who is forced to return home to care for his teenage daughter after his wife is killed in a tragic train accident. But when a survivor of the wrecked train surfaces claiming foul play, Markus begins to suspect his wife was murdered and embarks on a revenge-fueled mission to find those responsible.
Mads Mikkelsen, Andrea Heick Gadeberg, Anders Thomas Jensen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann, Nicolas Bro, Gustav Lindh, Roland Mølle
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Rotten Tomatoes is Launching Its First-Ever Entertainment Discovery and Fandom Channel
Posted on May 13, 2021, 9:00 am
Rotten Tomatoes, entertainment fans’ go-to resource for movie, TV and streaming recommendations, is expanding its entertainment footprint with the launch of The Rotten Tomatoes Channel, a new Over the Top channel on The Roku Channel, the home of free and premium entertainment on the Roku platform. This first-ever 24/7 linear programming channel from Rotten Tomatoes will launch with more than 10 originally produced shows, totaling 100 hours of premium long and short-form video content. The Rotten Tomatoes Channel launches today on The Roku Channel and is coming soon to Peacock, XUMO TV and vMPDs (virtual multichannel programming distributors), with more to come.
“We are thrilled to extend our relationship with fans through our new Rotten Tomatoes OTT channel,” said Sandro Corsaro, Rotten Tomatoes SVP & Chief Creative Officer. “The channel will not only deliver an around-the-clock celebration of entertainment but continue our brand promise to help fans find what to watch, by delivering the best movie, TV and streaming recommendations.”
The Rotten Tomatoes Channel combines the brand recognition and trust of Rotten Tomatoes with a library of over 100,000 videos from new movies, TV, and streaming content, as well as nostalgic and beloved favorites. Each week, viewers will get the latest and buzziest trailers; breaking movie and TV news; fun and fresh takes on beloved movie and TV scenes; mind-blowing conversations and laugh-out-loud games – and of course recommendations on what to watch! Featuring some of the biggest names in entertainment, the channel will include interviews with the likes of Dwayne Johnson, Daniel Kaluuya, Awkwafina, Issa Rae, Robert Pattinson, Janelle Monae, Kevin Feige, Jordan Peele, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Zendaya, and so many more!
Some of The Rotten Tomatoes Channel shows include:
Countdown: A countdown to the best movies, shows, scenes, and more – according to the Tomatometer and top entertainment experts.
The Vault: A nostalgic look back at the best star interviews, red carpet chats, fun games, and more from the Rotten Tomatoes archives.
Trailers Reloaded: An opportunity to relive the hype around the biggest movies and shows ever with an extensive collection of trailers.
Becoming: In which Hollywood’s biggest names break down their biggest transformations from some of their most iconic roles.
Rotten Tomatoes Essentials: A fun and informative look back at the movies, shows, stars and directors that defined genres and eras.
Versus: Using Tomatometer scores, box office data, and more, we settle the biggest movie and TV debates of all time.
Oral History: Get the full stories behind the world’s most cherished films, shows, and franchises, from the people who made them great.
Rotten Tomatoes Exclusive Interviews: Watch as the biggest stars and filmmakers in the world open up about the movies and TV shows that have everyone talking.
Aftershow: Movie lovers, critics, and industry experts debate some of the biggest movies of recent times.
Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong (podcast): In this video version of our weekly podcast, we go deep on some of the most beloved – and despised – movies and shows ever made.
Scene Breakdown: In which filmmakers and stars breakdown some of the most memorable scenes of recent times, moment by moment.
Name the Review: Big laughs ensue when stars are faced with some of their weirdest and harshest reviews.
Five Favorite Films: Filmmakers and stars share their all-time favorite movies – and why they mean so much to them.
For years Rotten Tomatoes has been helping fans cut through the clutter to find the freshest movies and TV, and today’s launch marks another step as Rotten Tomatoes expands into a true global transmedia entertainment brand. The Rotten Tomatoes OTT Channel builds upon the brand’s successful movie, TV and award season coverage, as well as its original video series “The Ketchup,” “Binge Battle,” and the recently launched “Rotten Tomatoes is Wrong” podcast. Traffic to Rotten Tomatoes’ editorial continues to grow year over year as the media landscape continues to change and more people look for entertainment recommendations in theaters, at home and on the go.
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Uncaged: The Untold Stories From the Cast of Netflix’s “Tiger King” Live Tour
Posted on May 12, 2021, 9:00 am
Just when you think you know everything about “Tiger King”….everything changes.
Featuring cast members from “Tiger King,” Netflix’s most-talked about series of 2020, USA Entertainment presents Uncaged: The Untold Stories from the Cast of Tiger King. This live tour will feature four cast members who star in the pop culture blockbuster hit series: John Reinke, Joshua Dial, Saff, and Barbara Fisher. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 14 @ 10:00a.m. local.
The four will engage in a lively moderated conversation, giving audiences a peek behind the curtain of 2020’s most bizarre and addictive TV series. Audiences will hear stories about Joe Exotic, Carole Baskin, Doc Antle and all the others – stories direct from the people who lived the mayhem.
Moderated by comedian and podcast veteran Todd McComas, the show features a 70-minute discussion with the cast members discussing all things “Tiger King” including never-before-seen videos, photos, and no-holds-barred stories – stories that will make audiences gasp in disbelief, and relive the series all over again. The show will also include a live audience Q & A.
Tickets and VIP packages for the multi-city tour in the US and Canada will go on sale beginning at 10:00a.m. locally on Friday, May 14. For more information, please visit www.uncagedtigerking.com
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Megan Fox to Face-off in Epic Live Gaming Battle
Posted on May 11, 2021, 9:00 am
In support of LG Electronics USA announcing the launch of Only on OLED, a campaign that will bring exclusive events and moments in gaming, sports and movies best enjoyed on LG’s critically-acclaimed LG OLED TVs, world-renowned actress Megan Fox will go head-to-head in a 90-minute Fortnite battle against DJ Khaled. The showdown will be live streamed on professional esports team Evil Geniuses’ Twitch Channel. Throughout the match-up DJ Khaled will be coached by Evil Geniuses talent Justin “FearItSelf” Kats and Megan Fox will be supported by legendary Evil Geniuses Counter-Strike coach Wilton “Zews” Prado.
Following the gaming competition, LG TV owners will have exclusive access to behind-the-scenes moments, additional content from the Ultimate Gaming Showdown plus the ability to watch it whenever they’d like on LG’s exclusive FOMO Channel app. Future Celebrity Gaming Showdown participants and battles will be announced throughout the year.
“Only on OLED is the only place you’ll find a gaming event like this. It brings together the moments people love – gaming, sports, movies – all in one place,” said DJ Khaled. “You have to experience LG OLED- I couldn’t imagine a better TV than the OLED to play this video game against Megan Fox on.”
“I’ve spent a lot of hours gaming over the years but playing on LG OLED is like an entirely new experience,” said Megan Fox.” “When I was asked to join the Only on OLED gaming showdown against DJ Khaled there was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity. Playing on LG OLED makes you feel like an esports pro…even though you’re clearly not.”
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Movies Coming Out This Weekend – May 7th
Posted on May 7, 2021, 9:00 am
Wrath of Man – R – Action, Thriller, Crime
A mysterious and wild-eyed new cash truck security guard (Jason Statham) surprises his coworkers during a heist in which he unexpectedly unleashes precision skills. The crew is left wondering who he is and where he came from. Soon, the marksman’s ultimate motive becomes clear as he takes dramatic and irrevocable steps to settle a score.
Jason Statham, Josh Hartnett, Scott Eastwood, Post Malone, Guy Ritchie, Raul Castillo, Eddie Marsan, Jeffrey Donovan
Here Today – PG13 – Drama, Comedy
A veteran comedy writer, Charlie Burnz, is going through a tough time and meets a street singer, Emma Payge. They form an unlikely friendship and discover the meaning of love and trust.
Nyambi Nyambi, Sharon Stone, Penn Badgley, Billy Crystal, Tiffany Haddish, Laura Benanti Louisa Krause, Anna Deavere Smith
The Human Factor – PG13 – Documentary
From the Oscar-nominated director of The Gatekeepers comes the untold, behind-the-scenes story of the United States’ 30-year effort to secure peace in the Middle East, told from the perspective of the American negotiators.
Dror Moreh, Oron Adar