Movies & TV Shows

Pain & Gain

A new classic. Follow the story of Daniel Lugo, a bodybuilder who is obsessed with having what everyone else has. Lugo’s desires lead him to recruiting other bodybuilders, including his good friend who is obsessed with looking the best and is also a born-again Christian who went to jail previously. The three of them extort Lugo’s client for every cent he has and then try to fit in with the uppity society. Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson costar.

FIVE FACTS:

1. This is based on a true story, the Lugo | extortion that took place in ‘94-’95.

2. Lugo going by the name of David Lowenstein, went around to men promising loans from a Hong Kong account.

3. Daniel Lugo is still pending his lethal injection, due to his appeal being processed by the Supreme Court.

4. Adrian Doorbal is on death row and spends his time online looking for pen pals.

5. You can write to Adrian Doorbal here: http://www.writeaprisoner.com/inmate-profiles/pnf.aspx?f=z-m16320%0d

Star Trek Into Darkness

KHAN! Spock and Kirk are back, and this time, it’s a manhunt for the U.S.S. Enterprise. The gang is going after the new threat on Earth which was a classic in the old films. Yes, Khan is back, and this time William Shatner won’t be yelling his name. Critics have been calling this movie thrilling and fresh, but don’t take their word for it. Download Star Trek: Into Darkness, starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto.

FIVE FACTS:

1. Director J.J. Abrams was in fact not a Star Trek fan, even despite his success with the flms.

2. Abrams would bring in magicians and other performers to entertain his cast and crew.

3. Everyone’s favorite Klingon had his cameo cut from the movie.

4. The actor known as Robocop made appearances in both films.

5. Abrams worked the puppet for the Tribble.

Killing Season

What could make a hunting movie better? That’s right, human hunting! And even better, it’s John Travolta and Robert DeNiro hunting each other! They are both veterans of the Bosnian war as the hunt begins. The absolutely empty wild serves for good hunting grounds, so before grabbing your own gun and best bud, watch Killing Season, and get some pointers.

FIVE FACTS:

1. The movie only pulled in $27,000 in the box office.

2. Before production, Travolta considered this the best written script that has not been produced.

3. Killing Season was originally called Shrapnel, and won the Pipeline script contest in ‘08

4. Screenwriter Evan Daugherty has been influenced by James Cameron, Scott Frank, David Koepp and William Goldman.

5. Director Mark Steven Johnson has also directed Daredevil and Ghost Rider.

The Hot Flashes

Brooke Shields and Wanda Sykes star in this new slapstick comedy for women of all ages. They prove that menopause means more fun! The women go around in a post-Bridesmaids style adventure with witty twists and turns around every corner! The fun includes one of the women trying to save a mobile mammogram unit. Wanda Sykes, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen, and Camryn Manheim costar.

FIVE FACTS:

1. The launch of the movie supports i Maternal Fetal Fund of the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation.

2. Hot Flashes has a service partnership with the American Cancer Society.

3. Henderson Moore and Susan Seidelman decided to do this movie over lunch in 2011 while discussing problems with another project.

4. Henderson Moore is a cancer survivor.

5. Henderson Moore was also a longtime producer at BET.

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