July 30th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


Shawn Levy’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, starring Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson and Ben Kingsley has its first trailer for you to watch below. If you enjoyed the first two films then you will no doubt be looking forward to this one; it looks bigger and better that’s for sure. I thought they missed a few steps with the first sequel so I expect if this is the last outing, they will give it their all.

Larry and museum exhibits including Pharaoh Ahkmenrah (Rami Malek), Teddy Roosevelt (Robin Williams), Attila the Hun (Patrick Gallagher), Sacajawea (Mizuo Peck), Roman centurion Octavius (Steve Coogan) and Jedediah (Owen Wilson) wind up at the British Museum’s famed Egyptian wing to solve the deadly mystery.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb opens in theaters on December 19, 2014.

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FORREST GUMP Returns to Theaters For One Week Only on IMAX

July 29th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


IMAX announced today that Robert Zemeckis’ Academy Award Best Picture-winning Forrest Gump starring Tom Hanks will get an exclusive one-week IMAX re-release, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the film’s original theatrical release in 1994. The film will be digitally re-mastered for the IMAX format and released starting September 5, 2014.

Forrest Gump will also receive a special Diamond Luxe Blu-ray release (what those are) on September 30, 2014.

I don’t know if I’ll catch this in theaters, although IMAX would be great. It’s just I have the great DVD and Blu-ray that I’ve watched at least once a year since I got them. You can check out my FORREST GUMP: Twenty Years Later retrospective full of fun trivia and quotes.

Book Review: The Art of the Films Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes

July 28th, 2014 by Ryan

The Art of the Films Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Leading up to the release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Titan Books released an all new hardcover titled The Art of The Films Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. My first impression when getting my hands on this book was how substantial it is. For those who have seen the film (read my review for more information) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has fantastic visuals. This book does a fantastic job of highlighting this. Page by page it takes you up close with behind the scenes shots and stills straight from the movies. Continue Reading

Cut To The Chase Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

July 28th, 2014 by Ryan

Dawn of The Planet of The Apes

Cut To The Chase Reviews from COF are spoiler free reviews ‘abridged for your pleasure’. Quick, concise, and sometimes entertaining opinions on the go!


For starters, my expectations for Rise of the Planet of the Apes were fairly low. It looked like a fun origin tale, but nothing to write home about – I certainly ate my words on that one. Rise was fun, fresh – and unlike Graham, I don’t have total disdain for James Franco and thought he did a fairly good job portraying Caesar’s teacher/father/friend. Continue Reading


July 28th, 2014 by Kevin Fraser


This is very well the last time that we see a teaser trailer for a Middle-Earth film…until they reboot the whole thing of course.  In the meantime, the teaser trailer for the final chapter of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, has finally arrived. It looks like there is going to be a war, a fantastic looking war!

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Comic-Con: Red Band Trailer for Frank Miller’s SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

July 28th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


The trailer below was previously shown at the Hall H panel at the San Diego Comic-Con, Dimension Films has now released the extended Red Band trailer for Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

I have just enough enthusiasm for this movie to get me to go see it; I loved the first one but feel they waited far too long to bring the gang back and from what I’m seeing, they offer little reward for the wait other than the same old. Still, it looks great and should be fun; I wonder though how many people will actually go see it and fear this could be a bomb waiting to happen. I hope I’m wrong.

Watch it below:

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A New Trailer For Daniel Radcliffe’s HORNS

July 28th, 2014 by Kevin Fraser


Remember all those people who protested Harry Potter because they thought it was promoting witchcraft and the dark arts?  Well wait until they get a load of his new film!  Daniel Radcliffe stars as Ig Perrish in this adaptation of the Joe Hill novel.  Ig has been suspected of raping and murdering his girlfriend so he grows horns, as you do.

I hadn’t been sure what to expect from this film but the more I see of it, the more I’m looking forward to it.  It’s been fun watching Radcliffe grow and try new things as he tries to shed his Harry Potter image.  With each film I feel he’s getting better and better, and that’s saying a lot for someone who used to be the link weak in his own series.

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Katniss is Here to Fight: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Trailer!

July 27th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


The first trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is here! Although seeing Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee) and Julianne Moore (Alma Coin) have a discussion in the trailer is a sad reminder of the passing of Hoffman earlier this year, I’m sure seeing him on screen once more will be a great experience. With some nice visuals and minimal dialogue, the trailer sets up a tone for first half of the final movie that works nicely.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1:

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The movie opens November 21st 2014, and also stars Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, and Stanley Tucci.

Watch the trailer below:

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The Box Office: HERCULES is No match for LUCY

July 27th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow

The Box Office
The sci-fi action flick Lucy easily beat out the competition taking in an impressive $44 million this weekend; Scarlett Johansson’s best opening without Marvel. The Rock and his muscles came in second place beating expectations with an estimated $29 million. Hercules opened in more locations than Lucy (3,595 to 3,173) and also had the 3D prices in locations, and still didn’t help much. There is also a budget for Hercules of $100 million compared to Lucy’s $40 million; so take note studios.

Guardians of the Galaxy opens next week so most of the movies playing now will see a drop and Hercules might be lost for the summer after that and TMNT a week later. The weekend’s other new release was director Rob Reiner’s terrible looking And So It Goes.  The romantic comedy starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton opened with $4.5 million from a lot less locations (1,762).

Next week we get: Get On Up, Guardians of the Galaxy

Title Weekend Total 1. Neighbors $51,070,000 $51 2. Amazing Spider-Man 2 $37,200,000 $147.9 3. The Other Woman $9,250,000 $65.7 4. Heaven is for Real $7,000,000 $75.2 5. Captain America 2 $5,619,000 $224.9 6. Rio 2 $5,125,000 $113.1 7. Mom’s Night Out $4,200,000 $4.2 8. Legends of Oz $3,705,000 $3.7 9. Divergent $1,700,000 $145 10. Brick Mansions $1,480,000 $18.3
Title Weekend Total
1. Lucy $44M $44M
2. Hercules $29M $29M
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $16.4M $172M
4. The Purge: Anarchy $9.9M $51.2M
5. Planes: Fire & Rescue $9.3M $35.1M
6. Sex Tape $5.9M $26.8M
7. Transformers: Age of Extinction $4.6M $25M
8. And So It Goes $4M $222M
9. Tammy $2.9M $5.9M
10. A Most Wanted Man $2.7M $2.7M

Check Out the Crazy Explosive Trailer for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

July 27th, 2014 by Graham McMorrow


One of the biggest movies next year is shaping up to be Mad Max: Fury Road; the first trailer was shown yesterday at the Warner Bros. Comic-Con presentation and you can now watch it below! It’s easily one of the best trailers of the year! The movie looks insane (in a great way) and captures the crazy that is George Miller’s Mad Max series. He returns to direct this sequel being described as an “almost a continuous chase”.

The film extends the story of the first Mad Max film, but it’s not necessarily within the canon of the rest of the series. “Of course it’s based on the same character that they’ll play, the lone warrior in the wasteland disengaged from the rest of the world,” Miller said. “But naturally Tom brings his Tom Hardy-ness to it, and the story is different to some degree. The character is different to some degree.”

Hardy’s Max will be joined by Charlize Theron, playing a warrior known as Furiosa.

The movie hits May 15th, 2015, check out the trailer below along with some great posters:

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