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Download free passes to see a Boston screening of Before I Go To Sleep

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Nicole Kidman returns to the big screen in the new thriller ‘Before I Go To Sleep,’ and you can be the first to see the film in Boston. Find out how you can download a pair of free passes.

 

CliqueClack has partnered with Clarius Entertainment to offer readers in Boston an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new thriller Before I Go To Sleep starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth and Mark Strong.

A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, Before I Go To Sleep is the story of a woman (Kidman) who wakes up every day with no memory as the result of a traumatic accident in her past. One day, terrifying new truths begin to emerge that make her question everything she thinks she knows about her life — as well as everyone in it, including her doctor (Strong) and even her husband (Firth).

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Oct
20

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The 100 Season Two Preview: Notes from the Cast and Crew

‘The 100′ was easily one of the breakout shows of 2013, especially with its ability to tell a surprisingly dark story. Will the second season, starting this week, continue that same level of ‘WTF’ each week? From our interviews with the cast and the crew, it looks like that will be the case.

 

The 100 was probably my favorite new show when I reviewed the 2013 pilots last summer. Nothing could have prepared me, however, for what was to come when the series got to Episode 3 (Or Episode 4 … or Episode 5; at some point I had to stop counting). Jason Rothenberg and his team are right up there with Shonda Rhimes’ Scandal in terms of telling a fast-paced, dark story that is less like a television show and more like — if you’ll forgive the cliche — a roller coaster ride (and a damn fine coaster, too. Not one of those kiddy-coasters, but one you lose your lunch just looking at from the bottom).

We sat down with the cast and crew at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this summer. They told us what they could about the upcoming season, which was unsurprisingly very little. Isaiah Washington was particularly obtuse (tongue-in-cheek … to an extent). If you had asked me this summer, I would have said that just by his appearance at the Con one could figure out his fate … but then I’m reminded of our conversation with Mark Guggenheim about how many episodes Caity Loitz was going to be in, and I start to hedge those bets. Continue reading 'The 100 Season Two Preview: Notes from the Cast and Crew' »

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Oct
17

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2 Broke Girls, Dracula, Penny Dreadful and more come to home video

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TV on DVD and Blu-ray October 14 includes ‘2 Broke Girls,’ ‘Dracula,’ ‘Fargo,’ ‘The Honorable Woman,’ ‘Penny Dreadful,’ ‘Two and a Half Men,’ ‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7,’ and more.

 

There was a mixed bag of TV releases on DVD and Blu-ray this week with past seasons of shows soon to return — 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men — and shows that recently ended and are either returning next year — Penny Dreadful, Fargo — or have ended their runs — Dracula, The Honorable Woman. Reality TV is featured heavily this week with either season sets or special episodes, including Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Alaska State Troopers, Jackass and Pawn Stars, and shows the entire family can enjoy — Mr. Peabody and Sherman (the classic cartoons to tie in with the movie release), Marvel Knights, Star Wars Rebels and Yo Gabba Gabba. To see all of the highlights from October 14, have a look at our alphabetical shopper’s guide and click on a link to get more information or to make a purchase.

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Oct
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Win passes to an advance screening of John Wick in Baltimore or DC

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Prepare to meet ‘John Wick.’ Find out how you can win free passes to special advance screenings in Baltimore or DC.

 

CliqueClack has partnered with Lionsgate to offer readers in Baltimore and DC an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new action thriller John Wick starring Keanu Reeves, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters,Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Michael Nyqvist and Willem Dafoe.

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, John Wick is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre.”

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Oct
17

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St. Vincent isn’t the next great Bill Murray movie, but it’s far from the worst

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‘St. Vincent’ is a movie intended to remind you of how good Bill Murray is, even when his movies aren’t as good.

 

Ah, youth, where has it gone? Or conversely, ah, old age, why is it already here? The pairing and juxtaposition between young and old is a classic one, but there’s good reason for that. Sure, Dennis the Menace lets us indulge in our innocence and mischief while being glad Mr. Wilson, the adult, is around to pay attention. Having a kid and an older person play off each other highlights differences and similarities. People always have something to learn, especially from each other, and life isn’t over just because you’re old.

Sometimes (often) such movies are cliched or stupid, but they don’t have to be. The themes make sense, because they are universal. Everyone starts as a kid, and everyone grows old. There’s that parallel again, hinting its way at us with blunt unsubtle force. So in the end, it just comes down to the characters, and whether or not they’re worth watching at all.

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Oct
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Whiplash is a frenetic, fabulous movie about the line between mentorship and abuse

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‘Whiplash’ is a shocking adrenaline rush about jazz and drums – I’m surprised too!

 

“If music be the food of love, play on.”

There is a thin line between a caring teacher who’s pushing you as hard as you can go to achieve greatness and a giant jerk on a power trip. Teaching is difficult, and teaching the truly talented is not as easy as it sounds. Many coast on by, letting the students do all the work. But it’s thought often that you really need to push and push to achieve greatness; if you aren’t struggling, can you truly obtain anything more than mediocrity in a sea of the same?

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Oct
16

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Should cable providers start shaking in their boots?

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With more networks and cable channels offering subscription streaming services, will cable companies be forced to change their current model of operation as customers “cut the cord”?

 

Wednesday, October 15 was a momentous day for digital media. With streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime giving networks a place for past episodes (and in some cases, new episodes day after air) of their series to live on and gain new viewers, there was a seismic shift that was felt throughout the lands of Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner and other cable providers when HBO announced it would launch its own stand-alone streaming service in 2015.

HBO currently provides HBO GO for cable subscribers which includes a library of movies, and complete series both new and old, including Game of Thrones, Veep, The Sopranos, Girls, The Wire and more. Amazon Instant members also have access to HBO programs, but only past seasons (current seasons will take up to three years to land on Amazon). The new streaming service will not require a cable subscription and will include basically the same content as cable subscribers get with HBO GO (sister channel Cinemax content may also be included). It’s rumored Showtime will follow suit at some point in the near future.

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Oct
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Win passes to an advance screening of John Wick in Boston or Hartford

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Keanu Reeves returns to the big screen in the action thriller ‘John Wick’ and you can be among the first to see the film in Boston or Hartford. Find out how you can score free passes to the advance screening.

 

CliqueClack has partnered with Lionsgate to offer readers in Boston and Hartford an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new action thriller John Wick starring Keanu Reeves, Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Dean Winters,Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Michael Nyqvist and Willem Dafoe.

An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. With New York City as his bullet-riddled playground, John Wick is a fresh and stylized take on the “assassin genre.”

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Oct
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Attend an advance screening of Ouija in Baltimore or DC

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What happens when you unlock a portal to the dark side? Find out at an advance screening of ‘Ouija’ in Baltimore or DC. Read on to find out how you can scare up a free pass.

 

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CliqueClack has partnered with Universal Pictures to offer readers in Baltimore and DC an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new thriller Ouija starring Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos and Ana Coto.

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White wrote the script for Ouija, and Universal will distribute the film worldwide.

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Enter to win a chance to see Ouija first in Chicago or Indianapolis

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Be the first to see ‘Ouija’ in Chicago or Indianapolis. Find out how you can enter to win a pair of passes to the advance screenings.

 

CliqueClack has partnered with Universal Pictures to offer readers in Chicago and Indianapolis an opportunity to attend an advance screening of the new thriller Ouija starring Olivia Cooke, Daren Kagasoff, Douglas Smith, Bianca Santos and Ana Coto.

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions’ Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), Bennett Schneir (Battleship) and Hasbro. Juliet Snowden and Stiles White wrote the script for Ouija, and Universal will distribute the film worldwide.

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