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OSCAR Winner Jared Leto Cuts It All Off

OSCAR winner Jared Leto has already proven that he’ll do what it takes for a movie role.  So it doesn’t come as any surprise that he’s gone under the scissors and blade to shave off the beard and cut his hair.

The transformation is in preparation for his new role as The Joker in an upcoming DC Comics film, Suicide Squade.

Leto posted to Instagram, “…#gone!” [SEE HERE]

Suicide Squad, which will also star Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis, and is scheduled to open Aug. 5, 2016.

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Sound of Music 50th Anniversary: The Hills Are Alive

It’s been 50 years since The Sound of Music premiered on movie screens.  Lady Gaga’s tribute at the Oscars is proof of that. Have we ranked all there is to rank?

50 years ago, audiences flocked with devotion of its high purpose, beautiful hymns and an angelic choir. They quickly made it the most popular Hollywood feature film of its time, not to be unseated until Star Wars a dozen years later.

The soundtrack album spent its first four years on Billboard’s Top Album charts in the U.S. and No. 1 for 70 weeks in the U.K.

Lets take a trip down memory lane and watch as the Van Trap children say good by in their own unique and special way. [WATCH]

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Its House of Cards Season 3 Time

Get Ready… Get Set… GO!

House of Cards season 3 hit Netflix today, how long will it take you to binge watch the entire season?  If you’re like most, you’ll be done by the end of the weekend and back at work Monday ready to chat with your friends about all the misdeeds of Frank Underwood.

Here’s how the season starts “Claire discovers that a drone with stealth technology is being used to track the sexual, clandestine excursions of capital hill targets. The developer of the classified tracking technology was a school friend of the late Vicent Foster.”

But even more interesting is how its going to end “Mistakes of Francis’ past finally come back to haunt him.”  No spoiler here, but make me want to start watching it right now.

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Rare Star Wars Swag Auction On Now

You have an opportunity to win a rare auction item, a hand-signed photo by the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and a tour of the Lucasfilm campus in San Francisco.

Bidding starts today and will end on March 19, 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 18, 2015.

The signed photo includes faces and signatures from many of the cast members from the original films as well as the new members joining them in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The photo is only one part of the auction, however: the winning bidder will also receive a behind-the-scenes tour of the Lucasfilm campus at the Presidioin San Francisco.

The auction, which will benefit Adam Drivers’ cause Arts in the Armed Forces (AITAF).

For more information and to bid, visit www.ifonly.com/starwars.

Photo Credit:  Lucas Films

Movies Opening This Weekend – February 27, 2015 [videos]

A very exciting weekend approaches with some fascinating releases.  Focus, our first film, starring Will Smith, looks to be the right material to shake off the After Earth dust that most recently follows the veteran actor.   I have a good feeling about Focus, where I think we’ll find the charm and charisma we’re used to from Mr. Smith.  As I look down the list of films this weekend, I see a nice balance of thrills (Everly), spills (’71), and chills (The Lazarus Effect).  Throw in a little drama and comedy (Maps to the Stars & Little Boy) to wrap up our yearning of independent films, and we’re all set.

I hope you enjoy the movie and/or movies you decide to see this weekend… I know I will.

So here’s your look at what’s opening in theaters this weekend:

[R] 104 min – Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance
Directors: Glenn Ficarra | John Requa
Stars: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro, BD Wong

A veteran grifter takes a young, attractive woman under his wing, but things get complicated when they become romantically involved. [watch trailer]

Little Boy
[PG-13] Comedy | Drama | War
Director: Alejandro Monteverde
Stars: Emily Watson, Kevin James, Michael Rapaport, David Henrie

A 7-year old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father. [watch trailer]

The Lazarus Effect
[PG-13] Thriller
Director: David Gelb
Stars: Evan Peters, Olivia Wilde, Sarah Bolger, Mark Duplass

A group of medical students discover a way to bring dead patients back to life. [watch trailer]

Maps to the Stars
[R] 111 min – Drama
Director: David Cronenberg
Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. [watch trailer]

[R] 99 min – Action | Drama | Thriller
Director: Yann Demange
Stars: Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell

A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971. [watch trailer]

[R] 92 min – Action | Thriller
Director: Joe Lynch
Stars: Salma Hayek, Jennifer Blanc, Togo Igawa, Caroline Chikezie

An action/thriller centered on a woman who faces down assassins sent by her ex, a mob boss, while holed up in her apartment. [watch trailer]

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