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Watch Divergent on Redbox instead of theaters

Friday, March 21st, 2014

If you enjoyed the Hunger Games chances are you have been counting the minutes until Divergent hit theaters. Theo James is poised to become a star this year and Shailene Woodley could follow in Jennifer Lawrence’s footsteps and become an A-lister by headlining the new franchise. Kate Winslet is the bad guy or girl who is set on destroying them both.

The reviews for Divergent are both really good and really bad as you can see below but the film was just released out on Netflix and Redbox and you can now watch it on your computer.


Washington Post

It’s rare that a movie is as good as the book on which it’s based. It’s even more unusual when it’s better.


NY Daily News

After nearly two and a half hours, you may still be hard-pressed to understand the point of “Divergent.” Let me save you some time: it’s to grab our cash as quickly as possible, before the Next Big Thing comes along.


Wall Street Journal

In all candor, and with all the amity I can muster, “Divergent” is as dauntingly dumb as it is dauntingly long.


USA Today

Despite two strong lead performances and a welcome dose of female empowerment, this somber tale feels too familiar and formulaic.

Watch Need for Speed on Redbox instead of theaters

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Aaron Paul is on fire right now. After playing Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad opposite Walter White his star has risen to new heights in Hollywood. Now he is taking over as the leading man in ‘Need for Speed’, which was originally a video game back in the 1980s.

The reviews for Need for Speed 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.




LA Times

“Need for Speed” may be something else: the first driving movie that wants to be like all driving films. It’s packaged as “Fast & Furious,” has aspirations to “Drive” and comes off as a paler “Cannonball Run,” or a “Death Race 2000” without the dystopia.

IGN

Aaron Paul does what he can to class things up, but he doesn’t have writers like Vince Gilligan and Co. here to serve his considerable talent. Still, he — along with Keaton’s scenery-chewing, weird Wolfman Jack-meets-Death Race games keeper — is the best and most human thing about the movie.

Gamespot

I can only recommend you see the Need for Speed movie in theaters if your local movieplex has a $5 Tuesday offer or something similar. The racing/action scenes are no doubt better on the big-screen, but the ham-handed story and clumsy dialogue weighs the experience down too far for it to be a truly enjoyable movie.

Watch 2014 Academy Awards Online

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Tomorrow morning everyone will be buzzing around the water cooler at work talking about what went down and who won at the Oscars tonight. Ellen DeGeneres will be the host of the evening and you know he will be hilarious and take some shots at the stars in attendance. Christian Bale looks to bring home a few Oscars tonight for his hit movie American Hustle. Gravity and Wolf of Wall Street are the favorites to win Best Picture honors. Although Tom Hanks could steal it with his performance in Captain Phillips. But you never really know how the academy is going to vote and sometimes the favorites don’t win. If you can’t watch the show live on ABC beginning at 8:30 PM ET you can catch it online if you know where to look.


Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Nebraska, Philomena, Dallas Buyers Club, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, and The Wolf of Wall Street are all up for Best Picture this year.

You can watch behind the scenes of the show all night long on Oscars.com or by downloading the Oscars app for your smart phone. ABC also has an app that allows you to watch everything on the red carpet as well.

TVGuide.com will have streaming video of the Red Carpet as they do every year. It is starting at 6 PM ET and will show off all the red hot celebrities until the show starts. E!Online will also have the pre-show up for all to see for free as well.

You can always check out the Hollywood message boards. They usually have feeds and streams but they may or may not stay up for the entire show. Sopcast could be worth a shot as they also will have feeds but you never know when they will go down.

Another way to catch the show is to check the torrent sites in the morning if you want to watch it in it’s entirity. But chances are you may see something on Facebook or Twitter that will ruin the surprise and spoil who wins. Youtube will likely have the video up later tonight as well if you really want to see what happened later.

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.