Meet the Guys from Need for Speed

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I have a very simple question for you – which of these guys from Need for Speed do you want to drive away with? This short featurette gives you an introduction to the men of the film: Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Scott Mescudi, Dakota Johnson, Harrison Gilbertson and Michael Keaton.

About the film:

DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, “Need for Speed” captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.

The film centers around Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), a blue-collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street-racing circuit. Struggling to keep his family-owned garage afloat, he reluctantly partners with the wealthy and arrogant ex-NASCAR driver Dino Brewster (Dominic Cooper). But just as a major sale to car broker Julia Maddon (Imogen Poots) looks like it will save Tobey’s shop, a disastrous race allows Dino to frame Tobey for a crime he didn’t commit, and sending Tobey to prison while Dino expands his business out West.

Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge — but he knows his only chance to take down his rival Dino is to defeat him in the high-stakes race known as De Leon — the Super Bowl of underground racing. However to get there in time, Tobey will have to run a high-octane, action-packed gauntlet that includes dodging pursuing cops coast-to-coast as well as contending with a dangerous bounty Dino has put out on his car. With the help of his loyal crew and the surprisingly resourceful Julia, Tobey defies odds at every turn and proves that even in the flashy world of exotic supercars, the underdog can still finish first.

“Need for Speed” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures, produced by Patrick O’Brien, John Gatins and Mark Sourian, and directed by Scott Waugh. The screenplay is by George Gatins. The story is by George Gatins & John Gatins, and, based on the video game series created by Electronic Arts. The film releases in U.S. theaters on March 14, 2014.

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NEED FOR SPEED races into theatres everywhere on March 14th, 2014!

Warner Bros. Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Happy Valentine’s Day!  February is the #1 month of the year when everyone has love on their minds! It can be romantic love, love for your children or parents or you could just be a movie lover! Whatever you love, this February Warner Bros. has you covered with some amazing DVDs perfect for the whole family!

If you’re a love lorn poet, there’s the Peanuts Collection! If you want to smother your significant other with kisses we have the Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection, and if you want to solve some madcap mystery, Scooby-Doo is the one for you!

Check out the Valentine’s Day fun below and then continue on to our reader giveaway where you have a chance to win!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Entertainment reader will a copy of one of the following titles (DVD will be chosen at random):

Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
A Charlie Brown Valentine
Bugs Bunny’s Cupid Capers
Happiness is… Peanuts: Friends Forever
Elmo Loves You
Looney Tunes Pepe Le Pew Collection
Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: For The Love Of Snack

Note: Each household is only eligible to win One (1) Valentines Day DVD Chosen at Random via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Photos from the 2014 Hollywood Reporter’s Oscar Nominees Night

Yesterday we mentioned the 2014 Hollywood Reporter’s Nominees Night and today we’re back with some pictures!  All photos courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and Bing.

Jared Leto attends The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Michael Underwood / ABImages)

Jared Leto attends The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Michael Underwood / ABImages)

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke attend The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Alex J. Berliner / ABImages)

Cee-Lo Green

ee-Lo Green performs at The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Alex J. Berliner / ABImages)

Leonardo DiCaprio, David O. Russel

Leonardo DiCaprio and David O. Russell attend The Hollywood Reporter Nominees Night at Spago in Beverly Hills, CA on Monday, February 10, 2014 (Alex J. Berliner / ABImages)

Oscar Nominees Voice their Predictions for this Year’s Winners

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This year’s Oscar nominees were celebrated at the Hollywood Reporter’s Nominees Night at Spago in LA.   During the celebration, Bing.Com/Awards set up an interactive ballot box on the red carpet and asked guests, including Jared LetoEthan HawkeJulie Delpy, Chris Mulkey, and more to vote on who they think will win Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Movie. Here are results from the ballot :

  • The Oscar Nominees Have Spoken- Wolf Of Wall Street, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Cate Blanchett were the front runners amongst the talent walking the red carpet to win Best Movie, Best Actor, and Best Actress respectively.
  • Life Imitating Art? – Philomena Lee whose life was made into the Oscar nominated Philomena, showed her support for the movie by choosing Philomena as Best Movie and Judi Dench as Best Actress.
  • Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke arrived together with Ethan’s daughter Maya. When Julie went to choose the winner for Best Actor she was stumped saying  “everybody was too good this year!”
  • Jared Leto came in support of his movie Dallas Buyers Club wearing a cowboy hat which he took off like a true gentleman when he went inside. When it came time to choose who he thought would win Best Movie, he supported his film.
  • Director David O. Russell showed overwhelming support of his film as he stayed at the voting booth for a few minutes and kept picking American HustleAmy Adams, and Christian Bale making sure every vote was counted.

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Winter Sports Live Streaming from ESPN

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Are you a fan of winter sports? The winter sports including skiing and snowboarding are now in full swing and you can stay on top of all the latest action with live streaming provider ESPN.  The action of the X Games comes fast and furious and so does the news, video and latest info from ESPN.  You can stay on top of the latest happenings in your favorite sport and follow it with interviews with your favorite winter sport competitors, action video, and more.

Visit them and check out all the great video available. They even have a menu you can use to customize your viewing experience. Once you follow a sport, the newest videos will always be waiting for you in this menu every time you log on. How cool is that?

As just an example of some of the awesome stuff you’ll find, check out this Sage Kotsenburg Skype Chat. In this video, while at X Games Aspen, Sage Kotsenburg interacts with fans on Skype.

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In this Tom Wallisch Skype Chat you can get the inside scoop on Men’s Ski Slopestyle.  In it, competitor Tom Wallisch takes questions and chats with fans live on Skype from X Games Aspen on Saturday.

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GRAMMY Post Show Data Shared by Bing

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Did you watch the Grammys last night? I thought it was an overall enjoyable show with some great performances mixed in with a few ho-hum numbers.

Bing was on top of things and looked at Grammy-related searches to reveal the biggest moments of the show based on spikes in searches throughout the show. Here they are:

No surprise, it was Katy Perry’s dark and magical performance of “Dark Horses” which featured crystal balls brooms and fire, that caused the largest spike in searches from the night. Other searchable moments included:

  • One of the biggest trends on the red carpet was metallic, with silver, platinum, and gold appearing throughout the night. Taylor Swift’s silver Gucci gown captured 70% of the searches followed by Chrissy Teigen, Ciara, and Rita Ora who rocked the gold and silver look as well.

  • Bing searches spiked early on at the Grammys during Beyonce’s provocative opening performance of “Drunk In Love” when hubby Jay-Z surprised the crowd and joined her on stage.

  • The Robots of Daft Punk had a great night winning both Record and Album of the Year for their hit “Random Access Memories.” The duo’s continued silence while other participants accepted the awards caused the second highest spike in searches.

  • Collaborations ruled the night, but it was Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, and Pharrell William’s performance that captured the audience’s attention the most. Their performance captured 30% of the searches compared to other collaborations, followed by Ringo Starr & Paul McCartney’s reunion at 23% and Kendrick Lamar & Imagine Dragons electrifying performance with 21% of the searches.

  • Solo singing ladies also stole the show with performances that ranged from aerial to soulful. Newcomer Lorde not only took home the awards for best pop solo and song of the year, but also captured 50% of the solo female performance searches for her haunting performance of “Royals.” Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” performance followed with 34% of the searches, and Pink’s “Try” rounded out the group with 16% of the searches.

You can find more information about Bing awards season search data at www.Bing.com/Awards.

Vanessa Hudgens in Gimme Shelter – Reader Giveaway

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Vanessa Hudgens is starring in Gimme Shelter, coming to theaters January 24th.

Being a mother is the toughest job in the world… Period.

Now imagine… you are young, homeless, and without a family to lean on for support.

That’s exactly what happened to Agnes “Apple” Baily.

Based on a true story, Ronald Krauss’ new film “Gimme Shelter,” stars Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) as 16-year-old Agnes “Apple” Baily, a teenager who sets out to find her biological father and is forced into the streets in a true journey of survival.






Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Entertainment reader will win a pair of tickets to see Gimme Shelter. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 1/27/14. Good luck!

Note: Each household is only eligible to win ONE (1) Pack of Two (2) AMC Movie Tickets via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club in Theaters this March

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In The Single Moms Club,  five very different mothers find true friendship and inspiration within their new circle of friends as they join each other on a new journey. These moms are always there to help each other out and overcome life’s obstacles, with a little love and A LOT of laughter.

The Single Moms Club is coming to theaters nationwide March 14, 2014.  When five struggling single moms put aside their differences to form a support group, they find inspiration and laughter in their new sisterhood, and help each other overcome the obstacles that stand in their way.

TYLER PERRY’S THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB is written, produced and directed by Tyler Perry. Lionsgate and Tyler Perry Studios Present, A Tyler Perry Studios/Lionsgate Production.

Big 25th Anniversary Digital Trading Cards Featuring Tom Hanks and Zoltar

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It is hard to believe that it’s time for the celebration of the Tom Hanks classic BIG 25th Anniversary!  In honor of the occasion, check out these  nostalgic digital trading cards featuring favorite moments from the film.
Big 25th Anniversary  is available on Blu-ray/DVD combo on December 10th from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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Top 5 Christmas Movies Sure to Make You Feel Good

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What makes a great Christmas-themed movie?  Ball State film professor Wes Gehring has created a list and says each of the top 5 Christmas movies on it is a feel-good, populist film successful in pulling at the heart strings by creating an illusion that Christmas can be perfect.
Gehring’s top five Christmas-themed movies are:
1. “It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946)
2. “The Bishop’s Wife” (1947)
3. “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947)
4. “A Christmas Story” (1983)
5. “Elf” (2003)
Rounding out a Top 10, Gehring’s second five favorites are “The Shop Around the Corner,” “Love Actually,” “Christmas Vacation,” “Holiday Inn” and “Scrooged.”
“These are all sentimental, a trait that works better at Christmas for a mass audience that might be more cynical the rest of the year,” says Gehring, who is the author of 33 books focusing on the movie industry and its stars. “But personally, I like them year-round.
“In some cases, such as ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ and ‘A Christmas Story,’ around-the-clock television and cable broadcasts have added to their iconic status, but they were already well-crafted pictures to start with.
“The dark tone of ‘Wonderful Life’ with a key character contemplating suicide surprised viewers when it was released. It did decent business and received attention at Oscar time, but it wasn’t considered a classic until the world caught up with its modern slant and public domain status allowed it to be shown so much.”
Gehring believes the worst holiday movies include the entire “Silent Night, Deadly Night” series. The original and its sequels center on an ax-murderer dressed as Santa, but final installment features killer toys.