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The Partially Inspiring ‘Million Dollar Arm’

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Million Dollar Arm (out now on Blu-ray and DVD) is almost one of those standard feel-good, overcome-the-odds sports movies but there’s just enough weird real-life twists to interest anyone not exactly looking to be inspired. The case says “From the Studio That Brought You Remember the Titans and Miracle,” but Million Dollar Arm (also based on a true story) doesn’t have the triumphant climax featured in those movies. +Continue Reading

Share Your ‘Unbroken’ Story

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Unbroken, the upcoming movie directed by Angelina Jolie, tells the amazing story of World War II veteran and Olympic athlete Louis Zamperini and his ability to overcome whatever challenges he faced during his amazing life. Zamperini lived a long long and productive life before passing away this past July at age 97. He lived long enough to enjoy the recognition generated by Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book and was able to work closely with Jolie as she prepared the film.

To honor Zamperini’s legacy (and hype the December 25th release of the movie), Universal Pictures has created the #IAmUnbroken website and hashtag to allow others to share their own stories of challenges met and obstacles overcome. +Continue Reading

‘Fury’ Visits Fort Benning

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Fury director David Ayer and cast members Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Michael Peña paid a visit to Fort Benning on October 16th to show the film to soldiers stationed there.  It was a beautiful day in Columbus, GA and the Army laid out an impressive tank display. +Continue Reading

Screenwriter Bob Gale Talks Spielberg’s ‘1941’

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Steven Spielberg’s World War II comedy 1941 has just been released on Blu-ray for the first time as part of the new Steven Spielberg: Director’s Collection Blu-ray box set (also on DVD). Starring Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Tim Matheson, Robert Stack and Treat Williams, the movie got a mixed reception on its release in 1979, mostly because its loud comedy wasn’t what everyone expected from the guy whose two big movies were Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. +Continue Reading

‘X-Men’ Clean Out the Closet

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X-Men: Days of Future Past (out now on Blu-ray and DVD) pulls off a great trick: the movie stays true to the overall storyline of the Marvel series and figures out a way to wipe out the plot disasters of X-Men: The Last Stand.

Bryan Singer is back as the director after Matthew Vaughn revived the series with X-Men: First Class in 2011. Singer and writer Simon Kinberg have come up with a time travel story that features both adult and young versions of most of the characters (except Wolverine. Wolverine always stays the same). +Continue Reading

Review: ‘Universal Classic Monsters’ DVD Box Set

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Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection is a DVD box set that fills in most of the gaps left by the excellent Universal Classic Monsters eight-film Blu-ray collection from 2012. The set covers the golden era of Universal monster movies from 1931–1956 and features separate DVD collections for Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Wolf Man, the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. +Continue Reading

Watch the Trailer for ‘American Sniper’

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Bradley Cooper acquired the move rights to legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s bestselling memoir American Sniper shortly before Kyle was killed by a fellow veteran in February 2013. After a false start with Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood stepped in to direct the film and the first trailer just debuted online. +Continue Reading

The Complete Tanks of ‘Fury’

Fury, the long-awaited World War II tank movie starring Brad Pitt, opens on Friday October 17. Our set visit last fall suggests that the filmmakers are aiming for a level of accurate detail that we haven’t seen before in a WWII movie.

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been running a series of infographics about the real tanks used by Allied and Axis powers during the war and today we’ve got all eight tanks in a full-size slideshow with images large enough to use as wallpaper on most laptops.

Set in the final days of the European conflict in April 1945, the film follows a Sherman tank and her crew on a mission behind enemy lines and stars Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal as the tank’s crew. Director David Ayer wrote and directed the acclaimed LAPD movie End of Watch, directed Sabotage and wrote the screenplay for Training Day.

Talking ‘Sniper: Legacy’ With Dennis Haysbert & Chad Michael Collins

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Sniper: Legacy bring’s back Tom Berenger’s legendary Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Beckett character and reunites him with his sniper son Brandon in a new movie that ties their stories together and suggests that we may see more sequels in the future. The movie is out now on DVD and Digital.

Dennis Haysbert plays a mysterious character known only as The Colonel and Chad Michael Collins plays Gunnery Sgt. Brandon Beckett. Both of them talked with Military​.com about their roles in the new film. +Continue Reading

A Visit to Exotics Racing With ‘Transformers’

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Transformers: Age of Extinction is out today on Blu-ray combo pack DVD, 3D Blu-ray combo pack and Digital. Paramount pictures hosted a press day in Las Vegas at Exotics Racing. Peter Cullen (legendary voice of Optimus Prime) and Sli Lewis (stunt driver and military veteran) were there for interviews and guests got a chance to drive some of the cars featured in the film.

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