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Watch Son of God on Redbox instead of theaters

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

The Bible is coming back to the big screen. Son of God looks to be one of the sleeper hits of the year and it’s one of the only true family friendly films at the box office. Telling the story of Jesus has been done many times but rarely is it done by a Christian in Hollywood. Diogo Morgado is back as Jesus except this time he isn’t on the TV screen, he’s on the silver screen instead.

The reviews for Son of God film are mixed as you can see below but the film was just released out on Netflix and you can now watch it on your computer. Check out the Netflix below to watch it with a free trial.


NJ.com

After the ugliness of ‘The Passion of the Christ’ and, frankly, its filmmaker, that’s very welcome — as is a film which, once again, chooses to emphasize a message of total honesty and loving forgiveness.

WashingtonPost

To the filmgoers thronging to theaters this weekend: Don’t expect to see a great film, or even a very good one. Whether you discover a meaningful channel with which to continue your walk with the film’s protagonist, however, is strictly between you and your god.

SFGate

“Son of God” gets a PG-13 rating solely for its violent moments, which capture the betrayal, brutality and sacrifice of the story without seeming gratuitous. A few heathens laughed out loud at some of the stilted dialogue and awkward directing choices. More audience members were weeping.

RogerEbert

The film is most interesting when it focuses on the political machinations of the Roman occupation, and what it meant for the Jews being occupied. The overall problem with “Son of God” (besides the fact that it was already seen, in full, in mini-series form) is that Jesus, smirking throughout, comes off as a cipher. It is the blonde gentle Jesus from the stained glass windows and Sunday School books.

This film might be best watched at home on Redbox. But if you are a Bible thumper chances are you will see it in theaters anyway.

Watch Lego Movie on Redbox instead of theaters

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Did you love Legos as a kid or do you have a little one who is crazy about them? Legos aren’t just building blocks anymore. No sir, they are videogames, action figures, and now a movie. When you have Will Ferrell as the President and Will Arnett playing Batman you know you are in for a treat.

The reviews for the new Lego film are pretty good as you can see below but the film was just released out on Netflix and you can now watch it on your computer. Check out the Netflix below to watch it with a free trial.


RogerEbert.com

Normally, I oppose the trend of plaything-based moviemaking, especially when the results are as brain-numbingly awful as “Transformers”, “G.I. Joe” and “Battleship”. But if those uninspired efforts had featured not just Michelangelo the Teenage Mutant Ninja but also Michelangelo the ultimate Renaissance artist as they fight for the greater good of interlocking mankind, maybe they would have changed my mind, too.

ew.com

The film’s comedy is very digressive, very free-associational (think Team America meets Family Guy). And though near the end The LEGO Movie takes a leap into outside-the-frame storytelling that may not have been necessary, that leap still neatly channels the film’s theme: If you build it, life will be awesome

nydailynews.com

Let’s say this for “The Lego Movie”: It’s a shining example within a highly dubious genre. As full-length toy advertisements go, you really couldn’t ask for more.

If you have kids chances are you would enjoy it but I don’t think it’s worth rushing out to the theaters just for the sake of seeing it. If you have to go with the family you might enjoy it.

Where to watch 2014 Royal Rumble Online

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Everyone loves Wrestlemania. But to get to ‘Mania you have to get through the Royal Rumble which kicks off “The Road to Wrestlemania”. We know Batista is coming back and will be in it and that CM Punk will be the first guy in. Other than that anything can happen but we will know by the end of the night who will be challenging the champion for the title at Wrestlemania in New Orleans. Randy Orton will be defending his title against John Cena as well. It really is a stacked card and should be a lot of fun especially with Brock Lesnar facing Big Show.

What do you do if you are broke? You could get out and go to a sports bar like B-Dubs or Hooters that will be showing the event and spend a your entire paycheck on chicken wings and beer or you could suck it up and shell out 50 or 60 bucks to see the show in your own living room where the beer is free. Luckily we have the internet and you can find anything online if you know just where to look.


Mr. McMahon and the WWE have really made it super easy for you to find out where to watch it online and elsewhere and how to order it. You can go their website for all the different places it is shown live around the country. DirectTV, Dish, Comcast and just about every other provider will have it available for you to purchase. You can even order it on WWE.com for $54.95. It may not be on the bigscreen in your living room but it’ll have to do on your laptop. The New Age Outlaws will face Cody Rhodes and Goldust live on the WWE’s Youtube channel at 7:30 PM ET to kick off the show.

If you can not afford to pay a lot of money for the Royal Rumble there are sites on the internet that will offer it but it will be a pirated stream and not very good quality. Those feeds aren’t that good and they will usually get taken down pretty quickly. The best option is to wait until the next day watch Monday Night RAW the next night to see exactly what went down if you are really broke. But sometimes you can find a buddy who ordered it and still has it on DVR. Maybe you can run by after work to check it out.

You could always hop on your private jet if your pilot is on call and head to Miami if you want to see the show in person but tickets are sold out. But if you have a private plane chances are you won’t mind paying high prices from a scalper for tickets to get in the show.

Here is the card for the 2014 Royal Rumble;

The 30-Superstar Royal Rumble Match
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton vs. John Cena
Big Show vs. Brock Lesnar
Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt
WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The New Age Outlaws (Kickoff Match)

Watch 2014 Grammys Online

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Are you stuck at work and can’t make it home tonight to see the Grammys on CBS? The show is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will kick off at 8 PM ET. LL Cool J will be back to serve as the host. The show is going to have ton of celebrities performing and will be a lot of fun. Madonna will be there tonight singing as will Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and nominee Blake Shelton. Jay Z and Beyoncé will also be performing together.

Jeremy Renner, Julia Roberts, Jared Leto, Bruno Mars, and Steven Tyler are just a few of the celebs who will be presenting awards tonight.

If you can’t watch it live on TV there are options online if you know where to look.


You can watch the Red Carpet live on Grammys.com and eonline.com. 4music.com will be showing the actual awards show in it’s entirety. So if you are dying to see if Taylor Swift wins a Grammy you will actually get to see her and what kind of dress she is wearing to the show. Hopefully Kanye West leaves her alone tonight.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are expected to have a big night so you will have to tune in and see if they bring home Song of the Year and Album of the Year honors. Another to watch for is if Daft Punk will win something and actually say something after they accept the award. Chances are they won’t but we will have to wait and see.

Watch Ride Along on Redbox instead of theaters

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Kevin Hart is arguably the hardest comedian in Hollywood right now. He was just in Grudge Match and now he’s back with Ride Along alongside Ice Cube. It’s basically a buddy cop movie except Hart isn’t a police officer, he’s the soon to be brother in law of the disgruntled Atlanta police officer, Ice Cube.

The reviews for Hart’s new film are pretty bad as you can see below but the film was just released out on Netflix and you can now watch it on your computer. Check out the Netflix below to watch it with a free trial.


Film

it seems apparent that “Ride Along” would have been better off either embracing the more serious tone (and taking an R rating) or just playing it much less serious overall (“Police Academy”). By middling it, going right through the goal posts of its genre, “Ride Along” ends up being a little more mushy and typical than it should have been given the great advantage with which the film began.

NYDailyNews

If you actually want to see some mayhem, though, there’s just enough here to make the effort worth your while. Story keeps the pace up with some satisfying action scenes. The stars do work hard to mine laughs.

Ultimately, though, the tired plot exists solely to pair Ice Cube’s slow-burn silence with Hart’s antic chatter. Each has a few amusing moments. But without any fresh material, both wind up spinning their wheels.

Rolling Stone

Ice Cube stars as an Atlanta detective who gives a ride-along to his sister’s boo (Kevin Hart, way better than his material) to prove he’s a shit-talking security-guard punk who’s “about one chromosome short of being a midget.” These are the jokes. I suggest you sit this ride out.

Maybe you should catch this one at home and not pay all the money for the theater.

Jen Selter talks about how she got her nice butt

Friday, January 17th, 2014


Jen Selter is one of the hottest girls on Instagram. It’s not really Jen who is famous but it’s her huge butt that is really famous. She turns heads on the street and has a huge following on the popular photo sharing site. Selter claims her butt is indeed real and it’s not photoshopped. The New Yorker claims she works out several hours each day to maintain her nice figure and hopes to inspire other women all over the world to get in the gym.

Selter is single but she gets hit on all the time. If you take one look at her Instagram photos she gets messages from guys all over the world who are in love with her after viewing her pictures. I bet she could make a ton of money from Playboy if she decided to do a pictorial with the magazine. But until then if you want to see her you will have to just check out her Instagram, which she updates fairly regularly.

A&E gives in and brings Phil Robertson back to Duck Dynasty

Friday, December 27th, 2013

Two weeks ago Phil Robertson was public enemy #1 after speaking out about gays. Robertson is a devout Christian and explained how he felt about homosexuality and even compared it to bestiality in GQ magazine. A&E immediately suspended the Duck Commander founder and put him on an indefinited hiatus from Duck Dynasty. Cracker Barrel decided to pull Duck Dynasty merchandise from their stores to appease any gay or lesbian customers. But a strange thing happened. Those who supported Robertson’s views vowed to boycott Cracker Barrel and the ‘Old Country Store’ quickly changed their stance.

A&E has promised to work with the Robertsons to promote tolerance moving forward and you can imagine Robertson will keep his mouth shut going forard.

Here is the entire statement by A&E.

As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people’s home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principals.

That is why we reacted so quickly and strongly to a recent interview with Phil Robertson. While Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family have publicly stated they regret the “coarse language” he used and the mis-interpretation of his core beliefs based only on the article. He also made it clear he would “never incite or encourage hate.” We at A+E Networks expressed our disappointment with his statements in the article, and reiterate that they are not views we hold.

But Duck Dynasty is not a show about one man’s views. It resonates with a large audience because it is a show about family… a family that America has come to love. As you might have seen in many episodes, they come together to reflect and pray for unity, tolerance and forgiveness. These are three values that we at A+E Networks also feel strongly about.

So after discussions with the Robertson family, as well as consulting with numerous advocacy groups, A&E has decided to resume filming Duck Dynasty later this spring with the entire Robertson family.

We will also use this moment to launch a national public service campaign (PSA) promoting unity, tolerance and acceptance among all people, a message that supports our core values as a company, and the values found in Duck Dynasty. These PSAs will air across our entire portfolio.

Watch Lone Survivor on Redbox instead of theaters

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Mark Wahlberg is back for Christmas vacation taking on the Taliban in Afghanistan in ‘Lone Survivor’. The film is based on the true story of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell who was faced with a moral dilemma that ultimately costs him his friends lives and almost his too.

The reviews for Wahlberg’s new film are fairly good as you can see below. If you enjoy war movies maybe you should go see it in theaters but but the movie has just hit Netflix and you can now watch it on your computer. Check out the Netflix link below to watch it with a free trial.


Roger Ebert

This film has a sincerity and sense of respect for the troops that shouldn’t be confused with profundity. “Lone Survivor” means well, but what it has to say about the costs of modern warfare is nothing new or especially illuminating. It’s cut from the same cloth that was once fashioned into the Pat Tillman legend and the Saving Private Lynch saga, honoring sacrifice in imagery that the American war machine can easily fashion into a recruitment commercial.


NJ.com

But there’s still no real character here, and no point to the movie, outside of the obvious resilience and courage of the men involved. That’s worth celebrating, sure — but even more, it’s worth truly dramatizing, which requires some thought and dialogue. And some directorial point of view beyond “MAN, these guys are cool!”


Digitaltrends

Minor shortcoming aside, this is Berg at his very best, with no small amount of credit due to cinematographer Tobias A. Schliessler as well. The four stars carry the heavy performance load exceptionally well, somehow infusing light, even humorous, moments into a difficult story. Lone Survivor is the best kind of wartime storytelling, offering a spiritually honest portrayal of boots on the ground that is equal parts devastating, exciting, and entertaining.

Watch 47 Ronin on Redbox instead of theaters

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Kanue Reeves is back just in time for the holiday season with his new movie ’47 Ronin’. Reeves was red hot after the Matrix Trilogy a few years ago but has not chosen his last few projects very carefully and isn’t the A-lister he once was. Maybe a return to martial arts and fighting will help him regain the momentum he had 10 years ago when he was doing karate on Smith in the last Matrix.

The reviews for Reeves’ new samurai film are pretty bad as you can see below but the film was just released out on Redbox Instant and you can now watch it on your computer. Check out the Redbox Link below to watch it with a free trial.



Arizona Daily Star

For a film whose story is so steeped in honor, there is something dutiful but uninvolved about it, respectful without really understanding the deeper traditions — a student faking it through a quiz. Though based on history, the movie is hung up on creating a fantasy-world version of Japanese feudal life

Roger Ebert

But in spite of its enjoyable, easy-to-exploit aspects, “47 Ronin” is a big budget spectacle hamstrung by its need to be at once flippant and respectful of its honor-driven source material.

NYTimes

Taken as a blithe exercise in fantasy with historical trappings, the skewed results feel more inevitable than disappointing. “47 Ronin” falls in with a long line of exotic entertainments that have periodically seized American screens since the age of serials, in which the maneuverings of adaptation almost feel like part of the drama.

From what the critics are saying this film is not very good and if you want to blow your Christmas money on something with some martial arts and special effects maybe this is your film. But the safe money is just watching it on Redbox.

Cracker Barrel rethinks position on Duck Dynasty now supporting Phil Robertson

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

After initially pulling Duck Dynasty merchandise from their stores Cracker Barrel has double backed and is now supporting Phil Robertson after fans of the show have voiced their opinion to the company. Cracker Barrel posted a letter on their Facebook page to explain what they were doing.

Dear Cracker Barrel Customer:

When we made the decision to remove and evaluate certain Duck Dynasty items, we offended many of our loyal customers. Our intent was to avoid offending, but that’s just what we’ve done.

You told us we made a mistake. And, you weren’t shy about it. You wrote, you called and you took to social media to express your thoughts and feelings. You flat out told us we were wrong.

We listened.

Today, we are putting all our Duck Dynasty products back in our stores.

And, we apologize for offending you.

We respect all individuals right to express their beliefs. We certainly did not mean to have anyone think different.

We sincerely hope you will continue to be part of our Cracker Barrel family.

Cracker Barrel wanted to get out ahead of the PR nightmare Robertson caused when he went on a rant about homosexuality last week and pulled all of their merchandise. But from the way it looks the company is more worried about the right wing than the homosexuals. I guess the Old Country Store is going to piss off one group of people an it appears they wanted to appease the folks who might stop by and eat after church.