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New Movies on Steam

Steam is a PC gaming platform run by Valve, but they’ve taken to hosting movies on their platform in hopes of making a few extra bucks. They have a movie section with some good flicks to check out if you so choose. We do warn you though because the cost can be a little outrageous for a 24-48 hour rental.

Some of the latest movies added to Steam include “The Cabin in the Woods,” the entire “Saw” series, “The Hunger Games,” “The Hunger Games,” and “Reservoir Dogs.”

The big issue holding back this from taking off is that the cost to see two movies is very similar to owning a Netflix monthly subscription and/or an Amazon Prime Video subscription.

Steam has 125 million users on its platform, but we’re not sure that they’ll be jumping at the chance to see these movies.

Movies Opening This Weekend – April 29th – 2016 [videos]

Hollywood is all about the bright lights. How about these shining stars? Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Key and Peele, and Jeremy Irons are all stars who shine in ‘must see’ movies this weekend. There is a wonderful documentary filmed from the International Space Station, a foreign film that will remind you of ‘The Bird Cage’ meeting ‘Flashdance,’ and the real story of Ernest Hemingway in Cuba right as the country explodes with civil disobedience. ‘Ratchet & Clank’ is the best animation movie of the year as well.

Enjoy the movies this weekend – I always do!

Viva (2015)
(R) 100 min – Drama
Director: Paddy Breathnach
Stars: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García, Renata Maikel Machin Blanco

Imagine a group of drag performers in Havana, all with big dreams of making it big. Okay, stay with us. Now take the excitement of ‘Flashdance’ and add ‘The Bird Cage’ in Cuba, and you have this wildly interesting foreign film. Bring your SAT scores to the theatre to see ‘Viva.’ [watch trailer]

Papa Hemingway in Cuba (2015)
(R) 109 min – Biography
Director: Bob Yari
Stars: Giovanni Ribisi, Joely Richardson, Adrian Sparks, Minka Kelly

A budding writer travels to Cuba in 1959 to meet his idol Ernest Hemingway. The meeting was accidental, but the unrest and eventual overthrow of the government that embroils Hemingway, the FBI, and the writer in turmoil is no accident. This is our pick of the week. Giovanni Ribisi gives the performance of his young career. [watch trailer

A Beautiful Planet (2016)
(G) Documentary
Director: Toni Myers
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence

This is the best documentary of the year because it includes real footage from the International Space Station, and is narrated by Jennifer Lawrence. You will need to be in space to fully understand the responsibilities and wonderment of being earth’s custodians. [watch trailer

The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
(PG-13) 108 min – Biography
Director: Matt Brown
Stars: Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones, Stephen Fry

In the best biography of the year, a poor young man is admitted into Cambridge University during WWI, and blossoms into the mathematical genius that changes the world. [watch trailer]

Keanu (2016)
(R) 98 min – Comedy
Director: Peter Atencio
Stars: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Will Forte, Nia Long

Your kitty is stolen, so you and your best friend pose as drug dealers to get him back. That strategy makes perfect sense. You will LOVE Key and Peele in this rich story of good vs. evil. Very funny. [watch trailer]

Mother’s Day (2016)
(PG-13) 118 min – Comedy
Director: Garry Marshall
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis

Every family has issues; Hollywood’s feme elite come together in the big screen to show you how three generations join forces just before Mother’s Day to solve their problems. [watch trailer]

Ratchet & Clank (2016)
(PG) 94 min – Animation
Directors: Kevin Munroe | Jericca Cleland
Stars: James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward, Sylvester Stallone

This movie is the animation film even mom and dad will enjoy. When the galaxy is threatened, a mechanic and his new best pal robot join forces to ward off the bad guys to save the universe. [watch trailer]


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Chrissy Teigen and More Hollywood Headlines

The Hollywood stories are out and about this week and there is much to talk about. Let’s get right to it…

Recently Chrissy Teigen gave birth to her child Luna and people have already gone crazy about it. When Chrissy was seen out at dinner without Luna they took to Twitter to try to bash her. In typical Chrissy fashion though, she attacked back and defended herself for what was a normal dinner. Heaven forbid someone go and get themselves something to eat!

Amy Schumer is on the cover of Vanity Fair and she’s showing off in this edition. Amy jokes about how she looks inside, but we think she looks great. What self confidence you must have to shed a few pieces of clothing for a magazine cover like that!

HBO’s Beyoncé special was a huge hit this past weekend. It also coincided with the release of her “Lemonade” album to Tidal. It’s already making huge waves and you can believe that people will be talking about that special documentary for many more weeks to come.


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Movies Departing from the Netflix Catalog

Not all movies and TV series on Netflix can remain in the catalog for the rest of eternity and there are many leaving this May. This is happening because new movies and shows will be added to Netflix and room has to be made for them.

This is a sad moment for these movie and TV show titles, but let this notice be a reminder that you need to binge watch Netflix until the end of April. There is still plenty of time!

Let’s take a look at some of the titles that are headed out this May.

Clerks
Slightly Single in L.A.
JFK: A President Betrayed
The Score
The Ladykillers
Black Hawk Down
Ida
Stand Off
These Birds Walks
Kiss of Death
Mad Hot Ballroom
Terms and Conditions May Apply
That’s What I Am
Truth or Die
Young & Handsome: An Evening with Jeff Garlin


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Remembering Prince and His Greatness

On Thursday, everyone around the globe was blown away by the news of Prince’s passing at his home in Minnesota. Even though he was 57, he was still performing and wowing us all with his songs and moves. Prince was a singer at heart, but was just as much of a performer and entertainer as any star on the big screen. In fact, he might have been in more demand than many of the biggest flicks over the years.

Rolling Stone named him the 27th best artist on their 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list and with good reason. He won seven Grammys, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe award during his time on earth. You can’t forget that he also sold over 100 million records either.

In what was known as his largest performance of all time, Prince performed for 140 million people at the 2007 NFL Championship game. In Miami, Florida, he rocked it so hard that it would be hard to name a better performance. What an amazing time that was.

Prince was one of the biggest and best and will surely be missed. If you have any questions about his popularity look to social media where there were over 60 million Prince-interactions after his death on Thursday. Many buildings, bridges, and even baseball parks lit their facilities up purple in memory of him.

Thank you for being you Prince and bringing joy to us all. Your voice will be forever heard.


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