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First Trailer for Syfy Original Movie 'Atomica' Set Inside a Nuclear Plant

"Is there something you're not telling me?" "It's under control." Syfy has released a trailer for their original movie titled Atomica, that is supposedly being released into theaters and not just on TV. Atomica is set inside a nuclear power planet in the "near future", when communications go offline and mysteriously weird things start to happen inside. The cast includes Sarah Habel starring, with Tom Sizemore, Dominic Monaghan, Phil Austin, Hahn Cho and Jennifer Spriggs. I like the futuristic sci-fi look and feel of this film, but I am worried it'll probably turn out to be a big mess. The footage is interesting until it becomes confusing and it's hard to make sense of what's going on inside this weird place. Still, it's worth a quick look. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Dagen Merrill's Atomica, direct from Syfy's YouTube: In the near future, when communications go offline
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New NCIS New Orleans Episode 18,Season 1 Official Spoilers,Description Revealed By CBS

Recently,CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "NCIS: New Orleans" episode 18 of season 1. The episode is entitled "The List," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty intriguing stuff go down when the team is led to two other unsolved murders, stemming from the initial murder, and more. In the new, 18th episode press release: The NCIS Team Searches For The Common Thread Among Three Seemingly Unlinked Murder Cases After The Victim's Names Are Spotted On A Mural In A Dilapidated Part Of Town. Press release number 2: After a sailor is murdered in the champagne room of a strip club, the NCIS team is going to link the murder weapon to two additional unsolved cases and discover that the names of all three victims appear on a mural in a dilapidated part of town. Also, Brody's ex-fiancé will pay her a surprise visit.
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Latest Movie Based on Meyer Novel Unlikely to Generate Sequels

The latest movie adaptation of a Meyer novel will likely not lead to a movie franchise Directed and adapted by Andrew Niccol, Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi book The Host debuted at no. 6 on the Us / Canada box-office chart this Easter weekend, earning an anemic $10.6 million at 3,202 North American venues, as per actuals found on the web site Box Office Mojo. Many pundits had been predicting The Host to debut in the mid-to-high teens. What that means (and considering the film's budget; see below), the romantic sci-fier featuring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel is this year's most recent big box-office disappointment. (Pictured above: Abel as one of the men in Ronan's in The Host) It may seem mean-spirited to compare The Host to either Twilight or The Hunger Games; but then again, both of those movies were also adaptations of popular novels geared to young adults, and featured a
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Widely Panned Film Version of Meyer's Novel to Open at a Highly Disappointing No. 5?

Early estimates point to a quite underwhelming box-office debut for the latest movie adapation of a Meyer novel: Really, nobody was predicting that The Host, the Andrew Niccol-directed film version of Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi book about parasitical aliens would reach the North American gross of the initial Twilight movie (2008), also based on a bestseller written by Meyer. And certainly no one was expecting that Niccol's film would get even remotely near the success of Gary Ross' sci-fier / adventure drama The Hunger Games, which, like Twilight and The Host, was based on a popular book for young adults, featuring a heroine (Jennifer Lawrence) and two men in her life (Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson). (Pictured above: 2007 Best Supporting Actress nominee Saoirse Ronan in The Host.) In fact, The Host would have boasted a fantastic debut were it to earn as much as half of the $69.63 million (not factoring
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Twilight Author's Latest Movie Gets Lambasted by U.S. Critics

Latest adaptation of a bestselling Meyer novel has received atrocious ratings on the review-aggregator web site Rotten Tomatoes "Dopey, derivative and dull, The Host is a brazen combination of unoriginal science-fiction themes, young-adult pandering and bottom-line calculation," says New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis. And Dargis' opinion is one of the kinder ones that U.S. critics have written about Andrew Niccol's mix of romance, adventure, and science-fiction, starring Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Max Irons, and Jake Abel, and co-produced by the author of the novel on which the film is based (Niccol himself is credited for the adapation): Stephenie Meyer, best known as the brain behind the Twilight Saga literary and cinematic franchises. (Pictured above: Ronan, a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee back in early 2008, and co-star Abel) Invasion of the Body Snatchers meets The Twilight Saga? In the story, an alien force usurps the
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 30 Pairs of Passes to ‘The Host’ From ‘The Twilight Saga’ Author

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 30 pairs of movie passes up for grabs to the advance screening of the highly anticipated “The Host” from the author of “The Twilight Saga”!

The Host,” which opens on March 29, 2013 and is rated “PG-13,” stars Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Rachel Roberts, Shyaam Karra, Brent Wendell Williams, Jhil McEntyre, Jalen Coleman, Stephen Rider, Jaylen Moore, Stephen Conroy, Marcus Lyle Brown, Michael L. Parker, Phil Austin, Chandler Canterbury and J.D. Evermore from writer and director Andrew Niccol based on the novel by “The Twilight Saga” author Stephenie Meyer.

To win your free “The Host” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score
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Olympus a Real Hit? R-Rated Thriller to Have Genre's Biggest Debut of the Year

The year's first White House movie ahead of early estimates, but is it a bona fide box-office hit? Olympus Has Fallen, featuring Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart (neither of whom has been terribly lucky at the domestic box office of late), will be this March 22-24 weekend's no. 2 movie, behind only the 3D animated feature The Croods and easily surpassing early predictions. Antoine Fuqua, probably best known for Ethan Hawke / Denzel Washington's Training Day (which earned Washington a Best Actor Academy Award), directed the R-rated thriller should earn around $28 million on its debut weekend -- it opened with $10.4 million at 3,098 sites this past Friday as per studio estimates found on the web site Box Office Mojo -- thus boasting this year's second highest R-rated debut and providing relatively new distributing company FilmDistrict with its most impressive opening weekend to date. Early predictions by various pundits had the year's "first
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Latino Group Boycotts Film For Insensitive Casting Call

Hollywood declined to cast a Latino to play a Latino role, again.

The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts called for a boycott of the action film “Olympus Has Fallen” after learning that the character of Vice President Charlie Rodriguez is played by non-Latino actor Phil Austin.

“If you think this is a bad precedent (ala Argo); please repost and ask your friends not to spend their hard earned money on this film,” the organization posted to its Facebook wall Thursday. The organization repeated the call for a boycott Friday, writing "let's skip this piece of crap!"

The organization was alluding to Ben Affleck’s film “Argo,” in which he played the lead character Tony Mendez. Non-Latino Affleck took heat for casting himself as a Hispanic character, though it turns out that real-life Mendez doesn’t really identify as Latino.

This case seems a little different, since Phil Austin will
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Film Review: Gerard Butler Stars in Violent, Stupid ‘Olympus Has Fallen’

Chicago – Antoine Fuqua’s “Olympus Has Fallen” (or “Die Hard in the White House”) is a stupid, exploitative movie that wants to be “Call of Duty: Black Ops” in film form but ends up more like one of its countless, ineffective rip-offs. There are moments of goofy, B-movie fun (certainly more of them than in the much-worse “A Good Day to Die Hard”) but not enough to get over the brutal nonsense that makes up most of this action flick. Extremely violent and insensitive given the attacks on Washington on 9/11, “Olympus Has Fallen” just isn’t as much as fun as the best “Die Hard” rip-offs and so it becomes just another loud, annoying wannabe.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) is a loyal protector and friend not just to President Benjamin Asher (Aaron Eckhart) but his entire family, including son Connor (Finley Jacobsen). When a severely tragic event scars Banning,
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of Passes to ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ With Morgan Freeman

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 40 pairs of movie passes up for grabs to the advance screening of the highly anticipated “Olympus Has Fallen” starring Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart and Gerard Butler!

Olympus Has Fallen,” which opens on March 22, 2013 and is rated “R,” also stars Ashley Judd, Melissa Leo, Dylan McDermott, Angela Bassett, Radha Mitchell, Finley Jacobsen, Rick Yune, Cole Hauser and Phil Austin from “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua and writers Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt. Note: You must be 17+ to win this “R”-rated Hookup.

To win your free “Olympus Has Fallen” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning!
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Nick Offerman cast in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut

Parks And Recreation's Nick Offerman has landed a role in Diablo Cody's brand new project...

Parks and Recreation features one of the finest comedic casts of any American comedy in recent times, but for me the real star of the show is Nick Offerman’s Ron Swanson. Offerman is given the freedom to show off his incredibly dry comedy stylings in the programme, so with that in mind he seems a good fit for a role in Diabo Cody’s directorial debut rumoured to be titled Lamb Of God.

Offerman will star alongside Julianne Hough, Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, Holly Hunter and Phil Austin.

Hough will play Lamb, a devoutly religious young woman who renounces her faith following a plane crash that leaves her disfigured. She leaves her home in Washington DC and heads to Vegas to enjoy a life of sin, where she meets and befriends some
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New clips in from 'Broken Hill' starring Alexa Vega

See the theatrical trailer as well as interview clips from the family drama "Broken Hill," starring Alexa Vega, Timothy Hutton, Phil Austin, Rhys Wakefield, Andy McPhee, Rebekah Rimington and Luke Arnold. Dagen Merrill ("Beneath") directs and writes the film produced by Julie Ryan and Chris Wyatt. In the tradition of Save The Last Dance, Billy Elliott and August Rush comes the musical drama Broken Hill. Tommy was born and raised on a rocky, drought-ridden sheep station in the middle of the Australian Outback. He works at the station and does all he can to appease his demanding father but in his heart wants to be a great musician. That all changes when Tommy meets
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New gory pics for "The Final Destination" !

New gory stills from David R. Ellis' "The Final Destination" have hit the Net ! This last sequel star Krista Allen, Nick Zano, Mykelti Williamson, Shantel VanSanten, Bobby Campo, Stephanie Honore, Jenna Craig, Haley Webb, Phil Austin Look for the film in theatres August 28th! Synopsis: "On what should have been a fun-filled day at the races, Nick O'Bannon has a horrific premonition in which a bizarre sequence of events causes multiple race cars to crash, sending flaming debris into the stands, brutally killing his friends and causing the upper deck of the stands to collapse on him. When he comes out of this grisly nightmare, Nick panics, persuading his girlfriend, Lori, and their friends, Janet and Hunt, to leave... escaping seconds before Nick's frightening vision becomes a...
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