Opening This Weekend: March 27th

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March gets us closer to summer blockbusters, and further away from Awards season, so we find ourselves in the midst of an awkward movie phase. But, and this is a big but, March offers some subtle delights you couldn’t find anywhere else. So whether you choose to checkout that indie movie you’ve heard so much about, or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.

Get Hard

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Stars: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie

Directed by: Ethan Cohen

Synopsis: Will Ferrell stars as millionaire James King, a businessman sentenced to prison for charges of fraud. He seeks help from Kevin Hart to help prep him for his life behind bars.

Our Two Cents: Is this racist? Is is though?

Home (in 3D)

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Stars: Rihanna, Jim Parsons, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin

Directed by: Tim Johnson

Synopsis: A cheery alien race lands on Earth, hoping to save them from the pursuing enemy by relocating them to a Desert Planet. However, one girl avoids capture, and in befriending a simple alien, she hopes to defeat the enemy and save the world.

Our Two Cents: No harm no foul – everyone needs an animated film every once in a while.

Serena

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Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper

Directed by: Susanne Bier

Synopsis: Just before the Depression, timbre magnate George Pemberton struggles to sustain his empire. The arrival of his wife appears to be his saving, but her irrational behaviour and growing disdain for his lovechild makes her a dangerous adversary.

Our Two Cents: This film is already out in England, and it’s terrifyingly bad – you may lose faith in Lawrence altogether.

While We’re Young (Limited)

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Stars: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried.

Directed by: Noah Baumbach

Synopsis: A middle-aged couple who maintain a seemingly lovely if not simple life are forced to question everything they have but together with the arrival of a younger couple.

Our Two Cents: Charming and funny.

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Book Giveaway! John Hughes Trivia Contest

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It’s time for another MoviefiedNYC trivia contest! We are celebrating the release of Kirk Honeycutt’s exciting book, John Hughes: A Life in Film: The Genius Behind Ferris Bueller, The Breakfast Club, Home Alone, and More, we are turning up the ’80s teen angst with a list of questions for the diehard John Hughes fan.

Author, Kirk Honeycutt, the creator of Honeycutt’s Hollywood (www.honeycuttshollywood.com/), has created an in-depth tribute to the legendary filmmaker that not only celebrates Hughes’ successful string of movies but also explores the darker side of the filmmaker’s extreme sensitivity and stormy professional relationships.

Honeycutt’s illustrated tribute to John Hughes takes readers behind-the-scenes as he explores the prolific filmmaker’s career by delving into his creative process, his important musical choices that so effectively set the tone for his films, the costume designs that defined his characters, and, of course, the acting careers that were launched by his films: Andrew McCarthy, James Spader, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Macaulay Culkin. Filled to the brim with nostalgic photos, and also including interviews with Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, Steve Martin, and Judd Nelson, this fun and insightful book is a definite must for any ’80’s film buff.

The first contestant to answer the most questions correctly will win their own copy of John Hughes: A Life in Film, and some semi-fabulous movie swag.

And the Winner is…MoviefiedNYC’s Movie-Trivia Contest: David PIcker’s Must, Maybes, and Nevers

    Congratulations to our Movie-trivia contest winner Jordan Biagomala. Jordan was the first to answer all five questions correctly. Jordan will receive a copy of David Picker’s Must, Maybes, and Nevers, plus other semi-fabulious movie swag. Thanks for playing!


    Check out Jordan’s website: http://mrorigin.weebly.com



    1) While David Picker was V.P. of Production and Marketing at United Artist, he was responsible for signing the Beatles to United Artiest with a three-picture deal. What was the Beatles first movie with U.A.? *

    • a. Yellow Submarine
    • b. Let it Be
    • c. Help
    • d. Hard Days Night
    • e. Magical Mystery Tour
    2) David Picker is responsible for bringing Ian Fleming’s James Bond character to the big screen; it starting with which film? *
    • a. Goldfinger 
    • b. Thunder Ball
    • c. You only Live Twice
    • d. From Russia with Love
    • e. Dr. No
    3) Which rated X movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture? *
    • a. Last Tango in Paris
    • b. A Clockwork Orange
    • c. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
    • d. Midnight Cowboy
    • e. Fritz the Cat
    4) Woody Allen first film for United Artist? *
    •  a. Annie Hall
    •  b. Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)
    •  c. Take the Money and Run
    •  d. Bananas 
    •  e. Manhattan
    5) Which Steve Martin film did David Picker not produce? *
    • a. Leap of Faith
    • b. The Jerk
    • c. Plains, Trains, and Automobiles
    • d. Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid
    • e. The Man with Two Brains
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MoviefiedNYC’s Movie-Trivia Contest: David PIcker’s Must, Maybe and Nevers


It’s time for another MoviefiedNYC trivia contest. Almost more than watching movies, we love giving away books about movies. To help us celebrate the release of David V. Picker’s new book Musts, Maybes and Nevers: A book about the Movies, Mr. Picker was kind enough to donate a signed copy of his book to give away to our readers.


The first contestant to answer the most questions correctly will win a copy of Musts, Maybes and Nevers and some semi-fabulous movie swag. If you don’t want to wait for the contest results, just buy the book; it’s a great read from the guy who brought us Bond, Beatles and Woody Allen. 

Good luck, Cinema Buffs! 


David V. Picker  Must, Maybe, and Nevers: A book about the Movies on sale early October. 

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