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Chris Hemsworth (“Thor,” “The Avengers” films) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road,” “Nocturnal Animals”) star in “12 Strong,” a powerful new war drama from Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media and Jerry Bruckheimer Films.

Based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers, it is story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11.

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Award-winning director Nicolai Fuglsig directed the film, which is produced by legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer (the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, “Black Hawk Down”), together with Molly Smith, Trent Luckinbill and Thad Luckinbill (“La La Land,” “Sicario”) under their Black Label Media banner. Oscar winner Ted Tally (“The Silence of the Lambs”) and Peter Craig (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Parts 1 & 2”) wrote the screenplay, based on the acclaimed book by best-selling author Doug Stanton. The executive producers are Oscar nominees and Alcon principals Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson (“The Blind Side”), together with Chad Oman, Mike Stenson, Ellen H. Schwartz, Garrett Grant, Yale Badik and Val Hill.

The main cast also includes Michael PenÞa (“The Martian, “Ant-Man”) and Navid Negahban (“American Sniper,” TV’s “Homeland”). Joining Hemsworth, Shannon and PenÞa as the “12 Strong” U.S. Special Forces team are Trevante Rhodes (“Moonlight”), Geoff Stults (“Only the Brave”), Thad Luckinbill (“Only the Brave”), Austin Stowell (“Bridge of Spies”), Ben O’Toole (“Hacksaw Ridge”), Austin Hebert (“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”), Kenneth Miller (“Whiskey Tango Foxtrot”), Kenny Sheard (“13 Hours”) and Jack Kesy (TV’s “The Strain). Actors portraying soldiers of Afghanistan’s Northern Alliance include Laith Nakli (“24: Legacy”), Fahim Fazli (“American Sniper”) and Yousuf Azami (“Lone Survivor”), and Said Taghmaoui (“Wonder Woman”) as a Taliban military leader. Also seen in the film are Elsa Pataky (the “Fast & Furious” films), as Nelson’s wife, and William Fichtner (“Black Hawk Down,” “Armageddon”) and Rob Riggle (“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “The Hangover”) as U.S. Army officers.

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“12 Strong” is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.

The behind-the-scenes team included director of photography Rasmus Videbaek (“A Royal Affair”), production designer Christopher Glass (“The Jungle Book”), editor Lisa Lassek (“The Avengers,” “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”), costume designer Daniel J. Lester (assistant costume designer on “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Hurt Locker”) and Academy Award-winning stunt coordinator/second unit director Mic Rodgers (“Hacksaw Ridge,” “Braveheart”).

Slated for release on January 19, 2018, “12 Strong” will be distributed domestically by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. Lionsgate is handling international distribution.

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[TRAILER] Marvel Releases New Poster & Trailer for “Captain Marvel (@captainmarvel!”

We are living in the age of superheroes, thanks mostly in part to the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which currently include Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The Guardians of The Galaxy. However, in March 2019 one of its most powerful superheroes will make her cinematic debut–Captain Marvel! Marvel has finally released a poster for the film and its first official trailer and we are here for it!

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We are living in the age of superheroes, thanks mostly in part to the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which currently include Spider-Man, The Avengers, and The Guardians of The Galaxy. However, in March 2019 one of its most powerful superheroes will make her cinematic debut–Captain Marvel! Marvel has finally released a poster for the film and its first official trailer and we are here for it!

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The film is set in the nineties and centers on Air Force pilot, Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who goes missing in action, and returns to Earth with super powers after an encounter and experimentation by an alien race known as The Kree. She returns to Earth partly amnesiac, with few memories of her life.

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Brie Larson as “Captain Marvel”

She is later discovered by a disillusioned Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), he soon realizes she may be Earth’s only hope when the planet finds itself caught in the interstellar war between The Kree and their archenemies the shape-shifting race known as The Skrulls!

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Jude Law and Brie Lawson as “Mar-Vell” & “Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel”

From the trailer we can see that Captain Marvel is invulnerable, can fire energy blasts, fly, and possesses superhuman strength, speed, and agility. She is rumored to be the most powerful hero in the MCU and very well may be what other superheroes need to stop Thanos and restore the universe after the events of Avengers: Infinity War. We loved seeing appearances from The Kree, Skrulls, and even the original Captain Marvel, Mar-Vell, portrayed by Jude Law!

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The Skrulls

Captain Marvel has to be one of the most highly anticipated superhero films to date, and may be Marvel Studio’s answer to Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman. It stands as the first female-led superhero film from this particular studio, which is progressive, but surprising. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has other strong female leads, namely Black Widow, who many thought would have had her own standalone film. Perhaps this will open the door for more super-heroines!  What do you guys think of the trailer? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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[REVIEW] Crazy–Rich–Fun! “Crazy Rich Asians” (@CrazyRichMovie) is Summer 2018’s Close Out Hit!

It is hard to believe it has been twenty-five years since we have seen a movie with an all-Asian cast. There are so many talented Asian actors that it seems rather absurd. Then, usually when we think of Asian dominated films we think of period pieces like The Joy Luck Club or Memoirs of a Geisha. However, one new movie, based off the best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians, is making waves with critics everywhere and we are here for it!

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It is hard to believe it has been twenty-five years since we have seen a movie with an all-Asian cast. There are so many talented Asian actors that it seems rather absurd. Then, usually when we think of Asian dominated films we think of period pieces like The Joy Luck Club or Memoirs of a Geisha. However, one new movie, based off the best-selling novel, Crazy Rich Asians, is making waves with critics everywhere and we are here for it!

Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding & Constance Wu as "Eleanor Young," "Nick Young" and "Rachel Chu" in "Crazy Rich Asians"

(l-r) Michelle Yeoh, Henry Golding & Constance Wu as “Eleanor Young,” “Nick Young” and “Rachel Chu” in “Crazy Rich Asians”

Crazy Rich Asians centers on Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) a gifted economics professor at New York University who unbeknownst to her lands millionaire playboy, Nick Young (Henry Golding), as her boyfriend. Rachel soon learns of what it means to be in Henry’s world when she travels to Singapore with him to attend his best friend’s wedding and meet his family. She soon learns the intricacies, relationships, forged by Nick’s family are not only steeped in tradition, but at times hostile; especially when it comes to his mother Eleanor Young (Michelle Yeoh) of her.

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Henry Golding & Constance Wu as “Nick Young” and “Rachel Chu” in “Crazy Rich Asians”

This film truly had something for everyone. We love the romance, drama, comedy, and sense of family we got from it. The cast was stellar and we were introduced to some pretty amazing actors. Constance and Henry have natural, believable chemistry as Rachel and Nick. We are not sure if they are dating in real life, but we would love it if they were.

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Jemma Chan as “Astrid Leong” in “Crazy Rich Asians” movie

Our two other favorite characters are none other than “Astrid Leong” and “Goh Peik Lin” played by Jemma Chan and Awkwafina, respectively. Jemma is BEAUTIFUL! As Astrid she is classic, regal, and well put together–the epitome of poise. Her character’s development is nothing short of moving. Meanwhile Awkwafina’s character can definitely be described as an “Asian Tiffany Haddish, (Girls Trip style)!”

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Awkwafina as “Goh Peik Lin” in “Crazy Rich Asians” movie

This movie is definitely one to support. As minorities representation and inclusion are very important. We definitely recognized this with Marvel’s Black Panther earlier this year and now it is time to show our Asian brothers and sisters the same love. We did it and they will too!

We are definitely going to see Crazy Rich Asians again and this time we are bringing ALL our friends. Singapore trip, anyone? Catch this movie in theaters everywhere, Wednesday, August 15th!

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[TRAILER] Check Out The New Trailer for “Smallfoot!” (@SmallfootMovie)

The new trailer for SMALLFOOT has arrived! Zendaya, Yaya Shahidi, Common and LeBron James are among others in this star-studded voice cast of characters in the upcoming family-film from Warner Bros

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The new trailer for SMALLFOOT has arrived! Zendaya, Yara Shahidi, Common and LeBron James are among others in this star-studded voice cast of characters in the upcoming family-film from Warner Bros.

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“Smallfoot” turns a myth upside down when a bright young yeti, Migo (Channing Tatum) finds an elusive creature he thought didn’t exist—a human! News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village!

The all new story about friendship, courage and the joy of discovery opens in theaters nationwide on Friday, September 28, 2018.

This film is going to be amazing and we expect it to be nothing less than stellar, especially with such a star studded cast. We will definitely be checking it out this Fall! What do you guys think? Sound off in the comments’ section below!

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