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WELCOME TO THE DIGITAL EDITION OF TFM’s WOLFPACK ISSUE RELEASED ON JUNE 15TH THIS ISSUE GIVES YOU AN EXTREMELY ADVANCED PREVIEW OF THE COMING MONTH AT THE BOXOFFICE INCLUDING INTERVIEWS WITH THE CAST AND DIRECTOR OF THE EAST REVIEWS OF THE BLING RING, MONSTERS UNIVERSITY, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS SEASON 4 TV PREMIERE AND THE TRILOGY REVIEW OF THE HANGOVER FRANCHISE INCLUDING A GUIDE TO A HANGOVER. THIS ISSUE ALSO GIVES WAY TO ANOTHER FILM LIST OF TFM’s TOP APOCALYPSE COMEDIES.

MAN OF STEEL REVIEW Pg. 14 THE INTERNSHIP & BEYOND BOX OFFICE REPORT Pg. 18 THE EAST REVIEW & INTERVIEWS

Pg. 16 - 17

+ THE EAST IN-DEPTH REVIEW + THE EAST CAST, CREW & DIRECTOR INTERVIEW

GUEST COLUMN: On-Set Stamina Pg. 26 - 27 Pretty Little Liars S4 REVIEW Pg. 19

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DIGTAL EDITION

IN THIS ISSUE

THE WOLFPACKS GUIDE TO A HANGOVER

Pg. 4 - 5

+ HANGOVER TRILOGY REVIEW + THE COMEDY GENIUS OF TODD PHILIPS

TFM’s TOP 10 APOCALYPSE FILMS Pg. 22 - 25 THE NEWSROOM SEASON ONE RECAP Pg. 20 - 21 + THE NEWSROOM SEASON TWO PREVIEW

IN CINEMAS NOW

Pg. 8 - 15

+ MONSTERS UNIVERSITY REVIEW + MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING REVIEW

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NEWS EDITOR JAMES RUSH FILM CRITIC STEPHAN PAPE BOXOFFICE REPORTER PETER TURNER FEATURES WRITER MARC ALI GUEST COLUMNIST Andrew Weiner


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HANGOVER TRILOGY REVIEW A WOLFPACKS GUIDE TO A HANGOVER

Everything has come down to this and all the hangoveries return including the lovable drug dealing monkey, the indescribable Wolfpack and the international criminal only know as the insane Chow along with all of his enemies. As Alan has not taken his medication in over 6 months the family, friends and his 8 year old swimming partner stage an intervention and attempt to take him to a medical center though just as Alan changes his mind about his willingness they are kidnapped by Marshal or better known as black Dugs boss who is attempting to track down Chow who Shawshanked himself out of a Bangkok prison. Marshal kidnaps white Dug and sets the Wolfpack Alan, Stu and Phil free to find him at the cost of Dugs life.

The Comedy Workings Of Todd Philips

The brilliant comedy workings of Todd Philips have made this a hilarious collaboration of all the previous hangovers in to one only describable as the epic finale. The film takes us not only back to the money covered desert town of Vegas but also to the stunning cliff views of Bangkok not forgetting the rioting Bangkok prison and to the sand filled state of Arizona. During their

crazy adventure Alan finally finds his soul-mate / wife to be and resigns his position in the Wolfpack although that doesn’t change much as you cant have a wedding without a drug filled bachelor party and the thing is it just gets worse every time they wake up. This is the must watch comedy event of the decade you should simply prepare for insanity.

Back Up To New Heights

Hangover 3 welcomes back some of our most hilarious moments in new forms as the Caesars Palace rooftop becomes a abseiling event of terror for both Alan and Phil as they attempt to drug, snag and bag Chow. The movie also takes us back to the towering heights of the Bangkok’s mountainous sea although this time we see Chow being propelled out of a sewage tunnel from the top of a mountain making for a hilarious scene. The movie also includes the famous Hangover Wolfpack hallway walk in Part One it in a gloomy hotel corridor at Caesars Palace in Part 2 in a dangerous alley of Bangkok and in Part 3 we see a re-mix with flashbacks making for a Rocky montage moment.

It’s Shawshank style in the trilogy concluding Hangover that over the last three years has changed parties for a generation. The Wolfpack Origins

The Wolfpack originated from one of the most memorable moments in comedy movie history the Caesars Palace rooftop scene in Vegas. Where Alan reads his well known Wolfpack speech where he introduced his friends/ guardians as the Wolfpack and the name stuck quite literally as there legendary hangovers find a way of repeating themselves time and time gain.

Looking Back On Bangkok

Well it seams like years ago now when the Wolfpack traveled halfway around the world to Thailand for Stu’s wedding, so it seams lightning can strike in the same place as they wake up in utter insanity the following morning from a campfire on the beach. When the Wolfpack traveled to Thailand they ended up breaking nearly every law in the book they stole a drug dealing monkey twice, hanged out with an international criminal, started a riot and a insane fire, they where involved in a US police raid and set up, Drunk Stu ventured in to new physical changes with his Mike Tyson face tattoo

and we could go on but with everything that happened that night the list would be endless. The movie even inspired a mock-documentary called The Unauthorized Documentary of Hangover Part 2 where a documentarian digs deep to discover the truth of the events that conspired on the set of Hangover Part 2 and why no film crews can get in to Bangkok anymore a event called by the industry as the The Hangover Effect as Thailand government shuts down all filming in Bangkok the Documentary stars the Wolfpack, J.J. Abrams, Todd Philips and more world renowned names.

THE GOODBYE MESSAGE

It all epically ends in Hangover Part 3 and its time to say goodbye to another rare generation shifting trilogy. Although we can be sure to see many more wild rides from the now legendary director Todd Philips perhaps even a Due Date 2. What ever his comedy genius turns up we can be sure that the world wont stop laughing. So on behalf of The Hangover Thank You and Goodnight.

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IN CINEMAS

“You certainly don’t have to be a Trekkie to enjoy this movie...”

STAR TREK IN

“You certainly don’t have to be a -BY STEFA

In the past few months, any mention of J.J. Abrams venturing into space for the rebirth of a renowned science fiction franchise, has been very much Star Wars related, following the hype surrounding the confirmation of the filmmaker becoming the new director of the aforementioned title. However in the meantime, Abrams is back out exploring the universe in Star Trek Into Darkness, the much awaited follow up to his ingenious 2009 offering. Continuing on from its predecessor, the crew of the Enterprise spaceship return back home, only to discover that the biggest threat to mankind and their organisation comes from within, as former employee John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) launches an attack on the Starfleet head offices. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine), alongside his regular crew members Spock (Zachary Quinto), Scotty (Simon Pegg) and co., venture back into space to capture this devastating adversary, though a dangerous game of cat and mouse transpires, as the line between good

and evil becomes increasingly blurred. Star Trek Into Darkness begins much as the first did; with an epic action sequence that instantly compels the viewer, getting us in the mood and ready for what is to come. Instantly you know that this sequel is going to go much the same way as the first, and although many doubted Abrams ability to match what came before, he does very little to disappoint, reuniting us with our favourite characters to great success – certainly helped along by the fact that he doesn’t have to worry about the introductions this time around, and instead has the luxury of being able to dive straight in. Where this picture does come out on top, however, is within the film’s antagonist, as Cumberbatch turns in a chilling performance as our lead villain, using his grave, booming voice to great effect. It works because you fear him, as he appears as a seemingly infallible villain – something the first was lacking in somewhat. Meanwhile there is a brilliantly indeterminable section in the middle, where you have absolutely no idea what

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IN CINEMAS

TO DARKNESS

a Trekkie to enjoy this movie...” AN PAPE-

to believe, as everything is thrown in to the air, with no chance of distinction between what is good and what is evil, making for a hugely tense situation. What does remain consistent however, is the dynamic between Kirk and Spock, as two characters and actors who bounce off one another so well, with the traditional pairing of a rebellious rogue and a straight-laced dogooder. Though both Pine and Quinto must be commended, it is truly the Star Trek franchise that takes much of the plaudits in that department, as every character across the board is so well crafted, each bringing their own idiosyncrasies to their role which define them and the story at hand. Star Trek Into Darkness is a very personality led piece, while the way the Enterprise is spoken of as though a ship, with nautical terms such as “captain”, “voyage” and “helmsmen” add to such a camaraderie – imperative is gaining the support of the audience, and it’s difficult not to be inspired by the spirit aboard this ship. What Abrams has also done incredibly well is to build

upon this world he had imagined in the first picture, as a film that looks fantastic up on the big screen and in 3D, with an epic future depicted so effortlessly. For two hours you are completely immersed into this world, believing every second of it as you go along – and that is science fiction as its finest. Another aspect of this film that may also look rather impressive, is that of Alice Eve in her underwear – however this immensely gratuitous scene feels entirely out of place, as though forcibly included simply to include in the publicity campaign, certainly proving to be something of a stain on the good work that Abrams has done. That said, Abrams has more than proved his worth with this effort, and any hesitancy towards his Star Wars involvement has now turned to assurance – just be prepared for a hell of a lot more lens flare in the near future (is he just winding us all up?). You certainly don’t have to be a Trekkie to enjoy this movie – it has a fantastic story and you care heavily about the characters, and you simply can’t ask for too much more than that.

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IN CINEMAS

“You certainly don’t have to be a Trekkie to enjoy this movie...”

FAST AND FURIOUS 6 “its faster, its better, its criminal REVENGE” -BY JAMES RUSHWe’re talking vehicular warfare as the Fast and Furious franchise returns for a six instalment packed with all the usual stunts, action and outrageously hilarious humour. The team all living it large in non extradition countries are tracked down by the hard core cop Luke Hobbs played by Dwayne Johnson who lures them in as his master crew to stop the infamous Owen Shaw played by Luke Evans who is also expected to star in both upcoming Hobbit movies completing the Hobbits confirmed trilogy of films. Hobbs manges to draw in the rulers of the street using family, as they all thought that Letty Ortiz played by Lost’s Michelle Rodriguez was gone but the truth is she is still very much alive and well with two exceptions she is working for Shaw and all her previous memories are gone, the mission is ultimately to save her at any cost as “you don’t turn your back on family even when they do.“ The film incorporates all the usual stunts that get even more elaborate as the franchise continues with tanks, armies and larger than life planes. Although this time the crew is on the right side of the law with the hope of pardons all around that is until they have to risk it all to capture Shaw. The finale sequence consists of a planes racing down a runway at over 200 mph leaving you to wonder when they are going to run of tarmac the chase scene continues for upwards of 8 minuets creating a very unrealistic setting

for the longest runway in the world add a couple hundred miles but giving way to an entire range of new stunt opportunities that have to be seen to be believed. The film even takes back to Dominic Toretto now seemingly historical street racing days when he tries to trigger Letty’s memory to get her to remember the crew once again as a motor fulled family. The film also has all the usual comedy that you expect from the franchise and for the sixth instalment they have upped the comedy to boil down to one hilarious mid movie so called “Happy Ending“ scene where Toretto takes a leap of faith forced by romance to save Ortiz. The six instalment of the franchise was left on a seriously hilarious cliffhanger revealing the next villain to take on the team in the seventh instalment which is wait for it [spoiler alert] the more evil brother seeking revenge Ian Shaw played by action hero Jason Statham. Vin Diesel has also said that the Fast & Furious 7th instalment Will Take Place In Los Angles, Tokyo & The Middle East this will put the Fast and Furious franchise in the running to become one of the longest film franchise in Hollywood history. The verdict is that the movie is everything you expect from a Fast and Furious movie except magnified by graphic technology, superb acting and outrageous one liners and is a brilliant action film for any throttled fulled franchise fans.

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IN CINEMAS

Monster UniversitY “Pixars Animated Duo Return To Our Screens” -BY JAMES RUSH-

Take a splash back to Mike (once again voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sully’s (once again voiced by John Goodman) university past with in their hilarious world of screams, doors and scares at their university Monsters University. Find out how the Pixar’s legendary and Oscar winning duo first made to the Monsters Inc Sacre Floor. The sequel stands completely free and actually only links to two lines from the original film “We will be watching these two closely, very closely” an Mikes famous training line “Scary feat, scary feet” although nearly every monster even the soon to be villain all return to the film from almost a decade ago. The idea to create a sequel to the award wining Monsters Inc franchise was first hatched according to the director over several years ago and it really shows just how much time and dedication Pixar put in to their films. Despite the rapidly developing world of 3D animation the creators of the Monsters Franchise have managed to keep the originality and textured design to the characters styles, looks, likes and personalities. The movie takes us back to the university days of the monsters but also shows us what Mike and Sully where like as small kids and the movie filles in the entire gap between

when they first wanted to be scared all the way up to their current days on the scare floor at Monsters Inc. The movie also shows the audience what all our most lovable and hilarious monsters where like in university including Randall even though the future villain at the start of university he is roommates with Mike and is actually insecure and on a quest to become popular. Monsters University also leads the way for the long list of other award winning Pixar movies looking to have sequels released in the years to come including a possible Incredibles 2 sequels as the director Brad Bird has already un-officially said that he is attempting to continue the story where it was left with the villains The Underminers. In the coming year we can expect a lot more from Pixar studios along with the upcoming predicted blockbuster Planes which is set in the same universe as Cars and Cars 2. The new motion animated short film The Blue Umbrella is shown before the film and really shows off some of the new developments in computer animation creating a almost realistic environment for a short love pixar tale that gives you a feel-good warm up for the new pixar soon to be award winning Monsters University.

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IN CINEMAS

“You certainly don’t have to be a Trekkie to enjoy this movie...”

Much Ado About Nothing “SHAKESPEARE KNEW HOW TO THROW A PARTY” Take a journey in to the world of Shakespeare re enacted by the nerdly famous Joss Whedon, filmed in his Santa Monica home over what appears to be a laborious twelve days along with a magnificent cast of his closely knit friends and previous collaborators all with a seeming deep love for Shakespeare plays, language and style. Joss Whedon has used a spectacular style to capture this well known love tale. The entire movie has been shot in black and white format creating a new modern yet also classic environment to create a stage like atmosphere. After completing his work on the billion dollar spectacle Avengers Assemble Whedon decide to instead of taking a vacation or relaxing after the tirounious days of shooting to instead continue his directing trail on a entirely new project fulled by his passion for Shakespeare. Whedon’s Santa Monica home is filled with scenic seemingly Spanish architecture and wondrous vivid gardens that create a cinematic spectacle in the film. This reenactment of Much Ado About Nothing certainly is a long dreamed project for Whedon given his aspiration to Shakespeare carried by the fact that Whedon has attempted to keep the story and the text as original to Shakespeare as possible. Much Ado also provides a spring of inspiration for low budget filmmakers. The main cast of the film are instantly recognisable to any

usual cinema visitor, Much Ado includes the likes of Amy Acker as Beatrice the niece of Leonato, Alexis Denisof as Benedick the willful lord, Nathan Fillion as Dogberry, Fran Kranz as the young solider Claudio, Jillian Morgese as Hero the beautiful young daughter of Leonato, Sean Maher as Don John, Clark Gregg as the noble Leonato, Reed Diamond as Don Pedro, Spencer Treat Clark as Borachio, Riki Lindhome as Conrade one of Don Johns intimate associates and Tom Lenk as Verges. All of who take much pleasure from reading and staging the Shakespearian stage play Much Ado About Nothing. The story of Much Ado About Nothing follows a series of comic and tragic events may continue to keep the two couples from truly finding happiness, but then again perhaps love may prevail. The film has defintly been a festival usual after a special presentation at the Toronto Film Festival in 2012 the film also appeared at the Jameson Dublin Film Festival in 2013 and the masterpice Much Ado About Nothing was also selected as the Closing Night film for the Glasgow Film Festival this year. This is a must see for any Shakespeare lover but is very far fetched of understanding for any Avengers Assemble fans and cerntly shows a new side of Joss Whedon’s direcotrial ideas and style.

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IN CINEMAS

“You certainly don’t have to be a Trekkie to enjoy this movie...”

MAN OF STEEL

“JOURNEY THROUGH HIS PAST TO DISCOVER HIS FUTURE” This reboot of the comic based Marvel tale of Superman dose not start in the midst of the world known Superman but instead the film opens to the pre-birth of Superman on his home planet krypton and the origins of his future first and possibly most powerful villain Commander Zod. The Man Of Steel gives a whole new meaning to visual effects, director has brought some of the best and latest visual effects in to this possibly billion dollar box office score. Using the stunning high end visual effects available today has given us a spectacular first look at Superman’s birth world Krypton in all of its glory providing a amazing spectacle with birdseye views of the planet. After the krypton opening scene the movie journeys to planet Earth where Superman is taken in by two parents who have helped him to keep his powers secret until the world is truly ready for his strength and to make sure that when that day comes the world’s armies won’t act in fear against his power.This is a spectacular movie that rivals even Avengers Assemble although any thoughts of it evolving in to a trilogy, fran-

chise or possibly even having a sequel is highly doubtful simply as the film brings everything about superman out in to the light including the last possible villain. has really used up all the available resources to create a one movie, one show motion picture with the latest visual effects although to make a believable sequel is highly unlikely given the available storys that branch off from this release. This is not the first time the Superman character has attempted to be rebooted the last time was in 2006 for Superman returns that was set to do brilliantly with spectacular reviews but when it came to the boxoffice it became a flop and a nearly impossible movie to follow with a believable sequel. Even despite its limits for a sequel this movie does path the way for the rumored Justice League movie which is a very similar situation to the Incredible Hulk which despite being left sequelist still set the scene and confirmed all rumours over the Avengers. This is a must see for any comics or Avengers fans and really sets the bar for what we can expect from Marvel heading into the Justice League franchise.

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“You certainly don’t have to be a Trekkie to enjoy this movie...”

THE

“THIS IS WAR AND ITS -BY JAME It’s a thin line between corporations and terrorists, The East is an intense spy thriller that follows the life of Sarah (played by the brilliant actress Brit Marling also known for Another Earth) as she goes on an undercover operation to gather information on a eco terrorist group known only as the East, she travels for long periods of time away from her life and boyfriend gathering information on the homeless before she finally tracks down The East along with their strange lives. While she is undercover and is earning the groups trust her moral sense is stretched to its limits leaving her exposed to the one thing that her bosses cover-up daily the truth about the corporate conspiracies and the hidden damages that have been left behind. The thriller is directed the suspenseful genus of Zal Batmanglij who has also brought to life through his writings and directing two other award winning films Sound Of My Voice and the short The Recordist. The film is extremely thrilling and begs a similar feel to Ben Affleck’s recent suspense masterpiece Argo.

The East is spectacularly cast features the likes of Alexander Skarsgard, Brit Marling, Ellen Page and War Horse’s Toby Kebbell all who will keep you on the edge of your seat. The film is fast paced but is for a thriller seamed to be missing any sort of dramatic chases but focuses more on the changing world of morality around Agent Sarah. The locations also bring along a whole new essence to the film creating cinematic and creepy opportunities along with the taken chance to make the characters more in-depth by viewing their past through the remains of their lives, lairs, homes and families. This is a must see for any Argo or suspense fans but despite the action, violence and tension this is also a very emotional strung film that really goes deep in to each East members lives and shows you how they ended up doing what they are doing today and why they keep doing it along with their loved ones that they lost due to the corporate conspiracies.

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EAST

S TIME TO CHOOSE A SIDE” ES RUSH-

INTERVIEW WITH CAST AND DIRECTOR OF THE EAST Can you tell us a bit bout the baseline of the film ? Zal Batmanglij - Well the movie is about Sarah Moss played by Brit Marling who is an ex-FBI agent who now works for an inelegance firm and she infiltrates this group of anarchists who are attacking corporations and that group is sort of well no quit lead but inspired by Benji played by Alexander Skarsgard and Izzy played by Ellen Page. What was it like watching with a audience for the first time and seeing their reactions to the film ? Alexander Skarsgard - Its a wired feeling when I am so passionate about this film and this whole experience

and then last night you’re there and your sharing it with thirteen hundred people, thirteen hundred strangers and your like oh right this is our little baby do you like it, or is it ok. It was very emotional but we had dinner after the premiere and a couple of CEO’s from different corporations came up and said how much it affected them Brit Marling - This women from a pharmaceutical company she was standing in the hallway and she was just crying she grabbed my arm as she came out to the theatre and she was like. I work at this pharmaceutical company and I have worked there for years this film just completely changed the way I see what my companies doing and what I am doing and I don’t know what I am going to do next about that but thank you for this movie. Everyone seams a bit frustrated with where the world is right now and sort of where un-checked corporate greed has gone so on that level I think it plays to everybody.

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BOXOFFICE REPORT - THE INTERNSHIP AND BEYOND BY PETER TURNER

Fast and Furious 6 has spent three weeks at number one of the US box office, holding off competition from Will Smith’s After Earth, family targeted animation Epic and the mighty trilogy closer The Hangover Part 3. It has exceeded all expectations revving up and raking in almost $600 million worldwide, just shy of Fast Five’s enormous take in 2011. However you can expect Fast and Furious 6 to over take Fast Five by the end of the week. Comparatively small budgeted home invasion thriller The Purge has forced its way into the number one spot on the first weekend of release with Fast and Furious 6 still pulling in crowds for the fourth week running but dropping back to the number two spot. It was a relatively quiet weekend to begin June after box office behemoths clashed spectacularly in

May with Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness bringing the battle of the high profile sequels. Iron Man 3 has flown into fifth place on the all-time worldwide box office chart and will undoubtedly be the biggest film of the summer unless Man of Steel manages something truly extraordinary when it is released this weekend. What this past weekend shows however is the power of a well sold premise on a small budget to topple the giants. While it may have been a quiet weekend for releases with The Internship also released and Now You See Me only a week old, The Purge has beaten all estimates and already taken over $36 million off the back of a $3 million budget. It proves the appetite for a solid home invasion horror amidst all the summer blockbusters and could become the sleeper hit to

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beat. The reteaming of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson for The Internship should have promised Wedding Crashers style hilarity and box office success but has failed to find its audience with a PG-13 rating undoubtedly making many cynical, while failing to grab the family audience. After Earth has also been a colossal disappointment and will limp on like Will Smith’s injured sci-fi soldier to make its whopping $130 million budget back. Similarly Epic failed to live up to its name and though profitable, has under performed.

NEXT MONTH

The box office figures for June will no doubt get a much needed boost when Man of Steel swoops in to save the day this weekend.


TV REVIEWS

Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Premiere -BY JAMES RUSH-

Betrayal, Protection and Truth in the season four premiere of Pretty Little Liars as the girls are suddenly reunited once again they start to receive messages that suggests that Alison is alive and watching them. The episode encompasses some unexpected twists and turns as Toby is once again forced to do A’s dirty work in order to protect spencer, Mona is now under A reign and has become friends with the liars. The opening scene takes us back to the end season three picking the season up from where it left off and lands Detective Wilden’s patrol car directly in the middle of Rosewood, where Mona conveniently has the key to remove the evidence that could be used to send Hanna’s mother to prison. After that Mona confesses to everything she did while working for the infamous A along with everything she knows about Red Coat saying to the girls’ that “Were all in the same boat”. So what we currently know about the liars is that the mysterious Red Coat has disappeared after the lodge fire and has not yet made a appearance in the season 4 premiere of the show, Alison’s parents have arrived back in rosewood and have mysteriously been watching Emily from across the street and that A attempted to kill Mona along with all the girls at the lodge. The Liars have no where to turn in the season premiere as during

the time Detective Wilden’s patrol car was discovered they where at the Lodge attempting to lure Red Coat and A in to the open. Its is becoming more and more clear that Allison (aka. Red Coat) is alive and that she is trying to protect the girls from A. The suspect list is constantly growing as season 4 begins although we now know that A and Red Coat are seemingly two very different and CC definitely starts to stand out as a prime suspect for being A, as season two left the possibility that CC could have had a serious breakup with Allison forcing her to go underground and watch over her friends as the mysterious Red Coat. Ezra and Aria are still being pulled apart and Aria is now always worried about what could happen to Ezra, during the season premiere we get to experience one of Aria’s nightmare style daydreams as she suspects that the school’s Vice Principal is attempting to expose them as a couple. At the end of the season premiere it sets the playing field for the entire season as the girls along with Mona receive a text message signed by A saying “The truth wont protect you, I am going to bury you with it” either creating the illusion that this A is more dangerous and is going solo or creating the theatric style cover for Mona to infiltrate the girls.

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TV REWIND

THE NEW

SEASON ONE RECAP & SEASON

-BY JAM

The Newsroom season two is set to premiere on the HOB network on 14th July, TFM though this would be a perfect opportunity to rewind and take a look back at the past season of the HBO popular programming The Newsroom based around real world events to provide the basis for reality although mainly set at ACN News Night and follows their journey to getting back to reporting the real news being the mortal enemy of innuendo, speculation, hyperbole and nonsense setting the shows lead actor Will McAvoy on what he calls a journey to civilize. The season one of The Newsroom incorporated the world remembered BP oil spill in to its first premiere episode on HBO. The director of the show

said that he has based the show in reality to make it more remembered by linking it to real breaking news events along with the general drama that comes with being in any business where what is said on the air can effect everything and can lead to you intimate and unavoidable obliteration, unless you play the game that every other news station follows and cower behind the business of the producers of Jersey Shore unless you quit the circus. The show also follows the lives of the Newsnight reporters especially their romantic lives in the case of The Newsroom it mainly follows a love square between Don, Maggie, Sloan and Jim. Season two of The Newsroom is set to be even

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TV PREVIEW

WSROOM

SEASON TWO PREVIEW

MES RUSH-

better than the first season it is based around Will and Mac’s wrongful termination lawsuit and it also follows Jim as he goes and reports on the Mitt Romney campaign trail as there is nothing left for him in New York as Maggie is with Don but Maggie might lose it all as Don attempts to romantically grab Sloan after hearing her confession of love for him in the season one finale. The Second Season of The Newsroom a recent plot leak confirms that the premiere episode will be based around the day Muammar Gaddafi’s Tripoli compound was captured by rebel forces all the way along the timeline of recent breaking news until the Election 2012. It has also revealed that the second season will use baselines of breaking news events including

“the Tea Party / so called American Taliban, the general election including the primaries and conventions, Trayvon Martin, the Affordable Care Act, and drones/ surveillance.” Some of which including the Tea Party which where first covered in The newsroom in the season one finale “The Greater Fool“ which first aired on 26th August 2012. There are a lot of questions still to be answered in the season premiere in July including wether after Will and Mac where fired if they released the evidence against Reece for phone hacking and wether Will is still being target by the public’s threats. The season two premiere is going to be the show to watch on primetime American TV in July.

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TFM’S TOP

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APOCALYPSE

FILMS -THE GUIDE-

TASTIC FILM MAGAZINE EXCLUSIVE


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RAPTURE-PALOOZA REVIEW “SCARY MOVIE AND HOT TUB TIME MACHINE GET MIXED RAPDLY” -BY JAMES RUSH-

Now the world feared doomsday has passed their seems to be a hilarious wave of post-apocalyptic comedies flying in to the box-office this summer starting with the outrageously hilarious Rapture-Palooza. The movie follows the assignation of the Anti-Christ after he proposes to he gives her eight house to decide between an engagement or the death of everyone she has ever met so and her boyfriend hatch a plan to assignat the Anti Christ aka, The Beast and his hated name Earl. Despite the low VFX budget for Rapture-Palooza the post-rapture movie encompasses a huge range of CGI effects including raining blood, flaming meteors and The Beast’s lazer cannon. An amazing cast has been assembled for a hilarious comedy including Hot Tub Time Machine Star Craig Robinson wh plays the AntiChrist along with the Hangover’s Ken Jeong and Up In The Air’s Anna Kendrick. The movie shows the non typical Hollywood apocalypse setting the film truly shows what the world would be really be like after the apocalypse through the comedic mind of Chris Matheson. The characters almost

treat the apocalypse as just another thing you have to deal with when you wake up having blackbirds shouting swear words through your windows, a dead guy on your lawn who never stops mowing even without a lawn mower and small insects that are impervious to bug spray, bite you and shout suffer constantly. Rapture-Palooza Director Paul Middleditch really brings all his low budget filming experience in to this possibly box-office topping comedy with his very dim apocalyptic lighting, sunglasses and slow motion effects. Middleditch sems to be scraping away at all of the ideas associated with the rapture and converting it in to comedy and creating the cursed family as mom is taken up in to heven then rejected and throwen back down to eath as a emotional wreck for quibbling over a space in the line to be judged and then just a short while later her farther is crushed by a meteor. The second coming of god brings the hilarious Hangover Gangster Ken Jeong in to the mix as God proving that he will continue his roles in comedies despite the recent ending of the Hangover trilogy.

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{2 } Shaun of the Dead

{3} THIS IS THE END

{4 } Zombieland

{5 } THE WORLDS END

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WORLD WAR Z

{8 } Apocalypse THEORY

{9 } Teenape Vs. The Monster Nazi Apocalypse

{10} The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse

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GUEST COLUMN Andrew Weiner on On-Set Stamina

I absolutely love movies. I love watching them, I love talking about them and I certainly love making them. That said, filmmaking is not easy. While I believe collaboration is critical to success, you have to believe in yourself and stick to your convictions. One of the critical elements to making a film good, and something that I rarely hear discussed, is stamina. Vision, creative chops, competence, luck and determination are all great qualities to possess, but without stamina, you can’t make a good movie. When I speak of stamina, I’m thinking both in the long-term and short-term. Most able-bodied people can put in 18-hour days for a few weeks or a couple of months. But when it’s freezing cold and the crew is wiped out after a brutal 15-hour day and you’re on your last set up, it’s very easy to throw in the towel and call it a day. The battles are won and lost by pushing and pushing until you are

absolutely sure you’ve got what you need for the day or until external factors dictate that you can’t possibly continue working. You owe it to yourself and the people who have invested in the film, and the people who have signed on to make the movie with you – you owe it to them and yourself, never to settle. During a shoot, when I feel the fatigue start to set in, my mind occasionally wanders to the famous Winston Churchill quote; I allow the words to dance around in my head, “Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never – in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force. Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” When I distill this quote and apply it to my own work, the “great or small” is important. As a director, I have to concern myself with every element of every frame

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that goes into the film. The painstaking attention to detail is just as necessary as the big picture. There is another element to the quote which is also important, “Never give in, except to convictions of honour and good sense.” The take away here is that film is a collaborative effort and it is imperative to listen and to trust other people to do their jobs as well. An honest and open collaboration invariably sparks new ideas and elevates whatever you’re working on. Going back to stamina, it’s not just about finding that energy and mental focus that you need to draw on at the end of a long hard day, it’s sustaining that energy and mental accuity for months and months if not years. Production is a relatively short span along the overall timeline of making a film. Development, pre-production and post-production all take much longer than production. The battle’s not won (though it can be lost) in production. It’s

really about, putting in the time, effort and thought into each phase of production to make sure you’ve made the film as good as you possibly could, with the means you’ve had available. No matter how silly a film may seem to an outsider, when I’m working on a movie, it has my full undivided attention and my complete and utter devotion, period. That’s not just the case when I’m directing a movie, that’s if I’m producing a movie, or back in the day when I was working as a production assistant. Once the film it released to the public, it’s no longer yours. All you can do is hope that people see the merit of what you and your colleagues were trying to do. As for “The Frankenstein Theory” it was born from hard labor and a steadfast determination to never give in. It was a long hard journey to get made, but I’m so glad that we did so. I hope you enjoy it!

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