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Podcast EP245: 22 Jump St., Dragon 2 Predictions, Forrest Gump & Ghostbusters Re-Releases, Jupiter Ascending Delayed, The End of DVD?, The November Man, Beneath Trailers

Episode two-hundred and forty-five. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the latest in movie news, box office numbers and trailers.

Box Office Ace Predictions: 22 Jump Street, How to Train Your Dragon 2

News:
Gambit Could Debut in Solo Movie First
Nicolas Winding Refn’s Next Film Is I Walk With the Dead
Peyton Reed Named New ‘Ant-Man’ Director
‘Forrest Gump’ Getting IMAX Re-Release
‘Ghostbusters’ Getting Theatrical Re-Release, New Blu-rays
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ IMAX 3D Shows Will Feature Shifting Aspect Ratios
Study Says Streaming Will Overtake Physical Media Revenue in 2016
‘Jupiter Ascending’ Delayed Until February 2015

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The November Man
If I Stay
The Giver
Are You Here
Beneath

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Podcast EP211: The Heat, White House Down Predictions, News, BoxOffice

Episode two-hundred and eleven. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the latest in movie news, box office numbers and trailers.

Box Office Ace Predictions: The Heat, White House Down

News:
Jim Carrey disowns Kick Ass 2
James Gandolfini- Retrospective
Will Smith Too Expensive, Too Famous for ‘Independence Day’ Sequel
Rumor Mill: Dwayne Johnson Possibly Up For ‘Terminator 5′

Box Office Delorean:
May 2004 – TROY vs. World War Z

Box Office Weekend Breakdown: June 21-June 23, 2013

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After Earth (2013) – Review

2 Stars

As someone who freely admits to being fearful of roaming cattle on my jogs through the hills of California, After Earth taps into a certain primal fear of mine. The majority of the film tracks, young Jaden Smith through a series of encounters, escapes and near-death experiences with environmental predators. This is essentially a campfire tale, albeit one dressed up with a $135 million budget and given a snazzy sci-fi retrofit.
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Podcast EP204: Star Trek Into Darkness Predictions, Toxie, Ender’s Game vs Gravity

Episode two-hundred and four. Join hosts Trevor and Jason as they discuss the latest in movie news, box office numbers and trailers.

Box Office Ace Predictions: Star Trek Into Darkness

News: Arnold Schwarzenegger Eyes The Toxic Avenger
Robert Downey Jr. Boards Jon Favreau’s Chef
Timur Bekmambetov Plans Squirrels
300: Rise of an Empire and All You Need is Kill Pushed Back
Will Smith Targets The Wild Bunch

TrailerAddict: Captain Phillips
Riddick
Ender’s Game
Gravity

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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) – Review

3 1/2 Stars

Will Smith is a such a likable actor and audiences have become so accustomed to seeing him portray cocky winners, that experience the continual hardships that await him in The Pursuit of Happyness is emotionally exhausting. Christopher Gardner is a medical supply salesman in San Francisco during the early 1980s. Saddled with outdated equipment and mounting bills, Chris lives sale-to-sale depending on his hard work ethic to make ends meet. His wife decides that she has had enough and packs her meager belongings, though it is never clearly stated, it seems that an addiction or mental instability may have been a deeper issue than finances. However this leaves Chris the sole provider for himself and his six-year-old son, who attends daycare in Chinatown and seems frighteningly adjusted for the trauma he endures.
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Top 5 Best Alien Invasion Movies

This is my list of the top five best Alien Invasion movies. This has been an incredibly popular sub-genre dating back to the Orson Wells broadcast of 1938. Since 1977 there have been 35 Alien Invasion themed films released culminating in $4,171,019,251 at the global box-office. Many of the silver-screens biggest stars and directors have crafted or appeared in an Alien Invasion film at some point in their respective careers. The average Alien Invasion movie grosses $119,000.000 at the domestic box-office.

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Signs (2002)

Box Office Gross: $227,966,634     Adjusted: $0

Following the smash hit The Sixth Sense and the under-performing follow-up Unbreakable, directing phenom M. Night Shyamalan returns to the summer box office landscape that served as the backdrop for his cinematic breakthrough. In Signs, another paranormal outing for the writer-director, Shyamalan explores the eerie implications of a 500-foot crop circle that mysteriously appears on the Bucks County, PA farm of reverend Graham Hess (Mel Gibson). As Hess and his family (Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin) try to take stock of what the sign means, and how its message incorporates into their faith, they start to get the feeling they are not alone in the fields behind their house.
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Independence Day 2 Still Possible Without Will Smith, Says President Bill Pullman

Before playing a fake president in NBC’s new comedy 1600 Penn., Bill Pullman was the fake President Thomas Whitmore in Independence Day. In a recent interview with Crave Online Pullman has said that plans are being made to put this through with or without star Will Smith.

The Will Smith part of it may be ongoing, but I think there’s strategies for both. I like what I have to do in both of them. I’m not in an old age home in a wheelchair being wheeled out for one more moment. It’s a very interesting conception of what happens to Whitmore between then and when it picks back up.

Sounds like Whitemore’s alien fighting days aren’t over yet. As for Smith, I hope he returns, this is the movie that cemented him as a Hollywood star and proved that he could open big blockbusters. Earlier Fox pulled the 3D retrofit for Independence Day from its theatrical release schedule, something that happened with another Will Smith starrer I, Robot. We did at least get that as a 3D Blu-ray release, and I’m still hopeful that Independence Day still gets a 3D Blu-ray release, it’s one of the few 3D retrofits I was excited about, especially with the awesome July 4th slated release.

Anyone excited about the possibility of ID2?

Win a Copy of Men in Black 3 on Blu-ray / DVD


Men in Black 3 will be available on DVD and Blu-ray Friday November 30, 2012
Contest ends Thursday November 29, 2012

Contest Closed… Winner to be announced shortly.

Enter Movie Mavericks DVD Giveaway Sweepstakes for Men in Black 3 and You Could Win a Copy of the film on Blu-ray / DVD!

Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him – secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

Entry Rules: This giveaway is open to residents of the US and Canada (must be 18 and older). Entry is free and you can enter up to 7 times by following the entry guidelines below. Giveaway will close the day before the home video release on Thursday November 29, 2012 at 11:59PM PST. ONE winner will be drawn at random and notified via e-mail on December 1, 2012. Please include your e-mail address with your entry registration (in the box specified when making the comment) in order to be contacted if you win. E-mail addresses will never be shared or used for any other purpose than to notify the winner. Winners have 4 days from notification to reply with a delivery address. While winners often receive prizes in less time, it can take up to 4-6 weeks for prize delivery based on a number of factors. Movie Mavericks cannot be responsible for lost, stolen or otherwise unreceived prizes. Winner will be listed on this post.
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Men in Black III (2012) – Review

3 Stars

The good news, the third film in the Men in Black franchise is a big improvement over the soft-boiled sequel. The bad news, the movie runs out of ideas early on then moves in fits and starts. MIB3 as it’s advertising campaign refers, is greatly benefited from the easy charisma of star Will Smith. His boundless energy and quick-witted line readings are just the shot of fun the film and audiences are looking for. After an extremely disjointed first act, the screenplay settles into a relaxed groove. The set-up this time, is that agent J (Smith) must travel back to 1969 to stop a disgusting creature from being jailed. It turns out the implications of the alien’s incarceration has dire affects on Agent K (Jones), and humanity at large. The time travel plot device is inserted to pair J with the 29 year old version of K (Josh Brolin).
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Men in Black III: Featurette – Trailer Commentary

Featurette for Men in Black III takes an in-depth look at the film’s trailer with VFX Supervisors Ken Ralston and Jay Redd.




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Men in Black III: Feature International Trailer

Feature international trailer for Men in Black III is similar to the feature trailer, but does feature alternate editing in the latter half.




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Men in Black III: International Trailer

International trailer for Men in Black III.

Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.




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Podcast EP78: Act of Valor, Gone, Good Deeds and Wanderlust Predictions Plus News

Episode seventy-eight. Join hosts Jason and Trevor as they discuss the past box office weekend of February 17-19, 2012. We give our predictions for opening weekend of Act of Valor, Gone, Good Deeds, Wanderlust. We talk Will Smith sequels in the works, some felty presenters at the Oscars plus our reviews for Star War Ep 1 in 3D, Another Earth, Killer Elite, All Things Fall Apart and much much more.

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Podcast EP77: Ghost Rider 2 and This Means War Predictions Plus Movie News

Episode seventy-seven. Join hosts Jason and Trevor as they take the box office DeLorean back to May 21, 1999 for the original opening weekend of Star Wars Phantom Menace (not in 3D). Our predictions for Ghost Rider 2 Spirit of Vengeance and This Means War. We also talk George Lucas on Han not shooting first, Bridesmaids sets VOD record, top five best Will Smith movies, the new Bourne Legacy trailer and much more!

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New Behind the Scenes Pics of Will Smith and Son Jaden Smith in M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘After Earth’

M. Night Shyamalan and Will Smith have recently posted a few behind the scenes photos of their new collaboration, After Earth, on both Twitter and Facebook. The film also stars Smith’s son Jaden. The jungle location looks beautiful, but kind of strange for a post-apocalyptic film. The movie is kind of a reverse Lost in Space in which a family crash lands on Earth 1,000 years after humans have abandoned the planet. Apparently this is no WALL·E version of Earth though, wonder if the reason for humanity fleeing plays into the plot at all.

After Will’s character is captured, it’s up to son (played by his real life son Jaden) to rescue him. Sounds intriguing and could be fun, but if this has one of those Shyamalan twists at the end it’s a guaranteed dud. Luckily he didn’t write this, Stephen Gaghan (Traffic, Syriana) and Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) are on the hook there. Is anyone still into this guy as a director after The Last Airbender or The Happening? Take a look at the pics below and let us know what you think.


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