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Watch The Call of The Wild Featurette: Adventure Companions

Go behind-the-scenes of Twentieth Century Studios’ “The Call of the Wild” with the making-of featurette “Adventure Companions” .

Adapted from the beloved literary classic, 20th Century Studios’ “The Call of the Wild” vividly brings to the screen the story of Buck, a big-hearted dog whose blissful domestic life is turned upside down when he is suddenly uprooted from his California home and transplanted to the exotic wilds of the Canadian Yukon during the Gold Rush of the 1890s. As the newest rookie on a mail delivery dog sled team–and later its leader–Buck experiences the adventure of a lifetime, ultimately finding his true place in the world and becoming his own master. As a live-action/animation hybrid, “The Call of the Wild” employs cutting edge visual effects and animation technology in order to render the animals in the film as fully photorealistic–and emotionally authentic–characters. 

“The Call of the Wild” stars Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan and Bradley Whitford. Directed by Chris Sanders from a screenplay by Michael Green, based on the novel by Jack London.

Opens in theaters February 21.

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Check Out These Character Posters For Disney’s Mulan

Character posters for Disney’s Mulan have debuted.

Acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro brings the epic tale of China’s legendary warrior to life in Disney’s “Mulan,” in which a fearless young woman risks everything out of love for her family and her country to become one of the greatest warriors China has ever known. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. 

“Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin, suggested by the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” The producers are Jason Reed, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner, with Bill Kong, Barrie M. Osborne, Tim Coddington and Mario Iscovich serving as executive producers.

Mulan opens in theaters on March 27.

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James Taylor Announces ‘American Standard’ Album of Classic Covers

James Taylor has announced the February 28 release of the new album American Standard, via Fantasy Records. The 19th studio release by the storied singer-songwriter features his interpretations of 14 classic American songs.

American Standard is Taylor’s first release since 2015’s Before This World, which debuted atop the Billboard 200 to become the first US No. 1 album of his long and distinguished career. The new release has him reimagining some of the best-loved compositions of the 20th century, music in which he was steeped as a young man.

Track List:

1. My Blue Heaven
2. Moon River
3. Teach Me Tonight
4. As Easy As Rolling Off A Log
5. Almost Like Being In Love
6. Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat
7. The Nearness Of You
8. You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught
9. God Bless The Child
10. Pennies From Heaven
11. My Heart Stood Still
12. Ol’ Man River
13. It’s Only A Paper Moon
14. The Surrey With The Fringe On Top

Pre-order HERE.

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Marvel Studios Releases Chinese New Year Themed Posters For Black Widow & The Eternals

These official new Black Widow and The Eternals themed-posters have been released by Marvel Studios in celebration of the Chinese New Year.

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NECA Announces Ace Ventura Figure

From the 1994 comedy Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, this NECA clothed action figure is based on Jim Carrey’s appearance as he goes undercover at Shady Acres to investigate the mysterious Ray Finkle.

Ever-stylish, Ace is dressed in a short sleeve button up, plaid shorts, and a tutu, standing 8” tall and is fully articulated. Additional contents include 2 brand new head sculpts and an accessory of Wiggles, the Yorkshire terrier.

Shipping Date: June 2020

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Why You Need To Experience The Thrill of Slotris

There is no denying that there are tons of casinos available today. There is also no denying that each of these specific casinos likes to tailor-make their selection for a certain clientele. It is true that most casinos will offer a variety of sports betting, horse racing, and table games. However, there is usually one area where they claim to be better than the rest. For instance, some casinos might claim that they specialize in slots, whereas claim that they specialize in classic table games. Whatever the situation is, there is no denying that there are tons of exciting games to choose from. However, if you haven’t delved into the world of slotris yet, you are truly missing out.

What Exactly Is Slotris?

If you are like most people, you are probably wondering what in the heck slotris is. That’s okay because there is plenty of time and will still be plenty of time to experience this amazing game. Just because you haven’t taken advantage yet doesn’t mean that there isn’t time. There is and you have come to the exact right place. All that aside, before you begin your long journey into the world of slotris, you need to understand everything about it. The first thing that you really need to know is that slotris is nothing more than a single-player slot machine. The unique thing about the game is that it provides the player with two chances at winning. All you have to do is either line up three symbols of the same color and shape or you can choose to make a horizontal match line in the field.

What’s even more impressive is that you get to control the falling of the symbols. You do this by simply just clicking the radio buttons located at the bottom of the screen.

Playing Slotris

Just because you now know what slotris is it doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to be an overnight success. Heck, you would jump right into your first poker online tournament and expect to bring home the trophy, would you? Probably not, but that’s okay because you can once you master the game. Before you start your spin, you will have the option of placing a bet. The bet can consist either of .50, $1, $2, $3, or $5 per spin. There are really two main play areas that players should be concerned with. This would be the play area where the symbols are generated and the play area where you can actually manipulate the falling of the slotris. All you have to do is simply line up three slotris in a horizontal line. Sounds easy enough right?

Exciting And Lucrative With Little Learn Curve

All that aside, there really are a number of reasons that one would want to jump right into Slotris. Of course, the first being that it is an extremely lucrative game. You learned that you can only place small incremental bets, but there are times when you can bet up to 30 times in a single pay line. In addition to this, you get to control the outcome of the game. Remember it is you that is choosing where and how the slotris are falling.

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Compilations of Marvel, Star Wars & Disney References From The Simpsons

Three animated compilations featuring many of the Marvel, Star Wars and Disney references made during thirty seasons of The Simpsons were put together as a fun way to promote the fact that the animated series is exclusively streaming in its entirety on the Disney+ channel.

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Artist Jordan Monsell Hides 60 Ghosts In This Art Piece, Can You Name Them All?

Beetlejuice, Casper, Slimer and Hatbox Ghost. The public just can’t get enough of these floating apparitions that haunt our comic books, television shows, movie screen and novels. Here is the latest easter egg art piece by Jordan Monsell that pays homage to pop culture poltergeists. There are 66 of them to spot and name.

In the past, Monsell has created elaborate Stephen King and Twilight Zone pieces.

You can purchase an 18″ x 24″ “Ghosts In The Graveyard” print for $30 on his Etsy store HERE!

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Nominated For 6 Academy Awards, Catch Jojo Rabbit On Digital February 4 & Blu-ray February 18

Acclaimed writer-director Taika Waititi brings his signature humor and pathos to Jojo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic.

Jojo Rabbit and its ensemble cast have garnered attention in the 2020 awards season earning a Best Picture Academy Award Nomination, a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, a Critics’ Choice Award nomination for Best Picture, and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Star Roman Griffin Davis, whose first-ever acting role was ‘Jojo,’ won a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Young Actor, as well as a nomination for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy. Additionally, Scarlett Johansson has received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress, and BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for her performance as ‘Rosie.’ And at the film’s helm, writer, director, actor and producer Taika Waititi has received Academy Award Nominations for Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture (with Carthew Neal), as well as nominations from the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, and BAFTA (Adapted Screenplay). Earlier this year, the film was honored at the AFI Awards, making it onto AFI’s list of the Top 10 Movies of the Year for 2019. And the film also won TIFF’s highly acclaimed Grolsch People’s Choice Award, while Waititi garnered the Ebert Director Award at the festival’s tribute gala awards event.

Add Jojo Rabbit to your digital collection on Movies Anywhere February 4 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on February 18.

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Watch The Vivarium Trailer

Saban Films has released the official trailer for their upcoming sci-fi feature Vivarium, starring Imogen Poots (Black Christmas) and Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network).

Vivarium is the story of a young couple (Poots & Eisenberg) in search of a starter home, who follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.

The movie also stars Jonathan Aris, Danielle Ryan, Senan Jennings, and Eanna Hardwicke. Vivarium is directed by Lorcan Finnegan (Without Name, Foxes) who co-wrote the screenplay with Garret Shanley (Without Name, Self-Assembly).

The movie will open in select theaters on March 27.

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