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Escape Room Movie Review: When Saw meets The Game

Escape Room Movie Review: When Saw meets The Game

Escape Room movie review is out. Jumping to cash on the escape rooms trend, the movie is directed by Adam Robitel known for Insidious: The Last Key and The Taking Of Deborah Logan. Is Escape Room worth entering, find out in the movie review of Escape Room?

Important lesson learnt after watching Escape Room

When a slasher like Saw meets The Game for PG -13 audience, things are unfortunately not the same.

What is the story/plotline of Escape Room?

A psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.

Analysis

Respecting the genre and avoiding to be labeled as a spoiler (The makers had a pre release screening but an embargo on reviews going live only by Friday morning in India after 10:00 a.m) makes sense to them.
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10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Maren Morris, Yola

10 Best Country and Americana Songs to Hear Now: Maren Morris, Yola
Tracks by Maren Morris, Gangstagrass, Jared Deck and Patty Griffin are among the 10 must-hear songs this week.

Yola, “Faraway Look”

Produced by Dan Auerbach, this country-soul showcase is cut from the same cloth as Petula Clark’s “Downtown,” with orchestral strings that swoon and a retro-minded chorus that would have likely earned a standing ovation from Ed Sullivan’s studio audience. Coupled with the previousl -released “Ride Out in the Country,” the song helps whip up more buzz for Yola’s upcoming debut, Walk Through Fire.

Vandoliers, “Cigarettes in the
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Film Review: ‘Escape Room’

  • Variety
Film Review: ‘Escape Room’
In one of the more effectively preposterous death-trap suspense scenes of “Escape Room,” half a dozen terrified strangers, who have signed on to compete in a game of experiential survival, find themselves in an oversize bar that looks like it might, under different circumstances, be a fun place to hang out. It’s a couple of stories tall, with a pool table, a sprawling bar, and an oversize jukebox. Except that the entire room is turned upside down. As Petula Clark’s “Downtown” plays with wavery slurred speed on the jukebox, pieces of the floor begin to drop away, revealing what looks like an elevator shaft to hell. One of the people ends up dangling over the abyss from a thinly stretched phone cord, at which point you may stop breathing for a second. But only for a second.

Can our heroes figure out the clue — it’s got something
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‘Escape Room’ Film Review: Thriller Commits to Gimmick With Style and Energy

  • The Wrap
‘Escape Room’ Film Review: Thriller Commits to Gimmick With Style and Energy
Escape Room” filmmaker Adam Robitel has carved out a funny little niche for himself as the director of the first wide-release movie of the new year, two years running. Robitel rang in 2018 with “Insidious: The Last Key,” a functional but forgettable shocker in the “Insidious” franchise. Which was, in retrospect, perfectly fitting for a disturbing year, one that we somehow managed to collectively get through but which many of us would prefer never to talk about again. Maybe he was onto something.

Here’s the good news: “Escape Room,” Robitel’s latest New Year’s gift to the world, is a definite improvement. This gimmicky William Castle-inspired thriller is 10 pounds of silly in a five-pound bag, but you know that going in. It’s a movie about escape rooms that literally kill you, and if you’re willing to buy into that premise, it’s about as good as
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Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1990s, including ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘A Whole New World’

Oscar Flashback: Best Original Songs of the early 1990s, including ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘A Whole New World’
This article marks Part 20 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 1990 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” from “Dick Tracy”

“Promise Me You’ll Remember” from “The Godfather Part III”

“Somewhere in My Memory” from “Home Alone

“I’m Checkin’ Out” from “Postcards from the Edge

“Blaze of Glory” from “Young Guns II

Won: “Sooner or Later (I Always Get My Man)” from “Dick Tracy”

Should’ve won: “Somewhere in My Memory” from “Home Alone

Stephen Sondheim is unimpeachably among the all-time great composers of the stage, if not the greatest of them all. His contributions to Warren Beatty’s “Dick Tracy,” unfortunately, are not nearly as
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Netflix Orders Docu-Series on Anitta, Brazilian Music and Social Star, From Shots Studios (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Anitta, currently Brazil’s biggest pop star and social-media personality, will be the subject of a Netflix original unscripted series set to debut globally in 2018.

“Vai Anitta” (“Go Anitta”) promises “unrestricted and uncensored” access to the 25-year-old international superstar, going behind the scenes at her shows in Brazil and traveling around the world, following her interactions with fans on social media, and providing a glimpse into her personal life. The series will be produced for Netflix by Shots Studios CEO and co-founder John Shahidi, who manages the Brazilian singer.

The singer-songwriter-digital-influencer has had three chart-topping albums released by Warner Music Brasil, with hit singles including “Downtown” — the first song by a Brazilian artist to be featured on the Spotify’s Top 20 — “Paradinha” and “Vai Malandra.” She’s worked with music figures from around the world including Major Lazer, Iggy Azalea, J Balvin, Alesso, Poo Bear, and Maluma. In 2016, Anitta sang
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Titmouse Founder Chris Prynoski to be Honored at Los Angeles Animation Festival (Exclusive)

  • Variety
The 2018 Los Angeles Animation Festival has announced that this year’s honoree is artist, animator, director, president and founder of independent animation studio Titmouse, Chris Prynoski.

“With Chris’ growing international reputation and his role in raising the profile of independent animation studios in the L.A. community and elsewhere, the Los Angeles Animation Festival is thrilled to feature Chris and his work at our festival this fall, [running] Nov. 30-Dec.2,” Festival co-director John Andrews told Variety.

“We know Chris’ involvement will inspire animation filmmakers from around the world to join the fun and enter their films into this year’s competitions and maybe even plan a trip to L.A.!”

Prynoski started working as an animator for MTV in the ‘90s. There he worked on iconic shows such as “Beavis and Butthead” and “Daria,” and created the Primetime Emmy-nominated “Downtown.”

In 2000, Prynoski and wife Shannon Prynoski relocated to L.A. and started Titmouse.
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5 Reasons to Love Internet Sensation Lele Pons

5 Reasons to Love Internet Sensation Lele Pons
She may not yet be a household name yet, but Venezuelan Internet sensation Lele Pons boasts 21 million followers on Instagram and almost 8 million subscribers on YouTube. In 2016, she made Time magazine’s list of “The 30 Most Influential People on the Internet.” More recently, she played the bubbly blonde party girl sister in Camila Cabello’s music video for “Havana,” and starred in the music video “Downtown” by Anitta and J. Balvin. Here are 5 reasons to become her next follower.

1. Her quirky sense of humor. With her Lucille Ball-like off-beat charm, Pons reels you in. Her wacky videos run the
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Tim Roth on 'Tin Star,' Tarantino and Tupac

Tim Roth on 'Tin Star,' Tarantino and Tupac
Skinheads, hit men, cops, criminals, cops-posing-as-criminals, princes, junkies, executioners, politicians, supervillains, an 18th-century fop, a 19th-century impressionist painter and a 21st-century psychotic chimp – you name it, and there's an extremely good chance that Tim Roth has played it. The 56-year-old British actor has the sort of varied, overstuffed resumé that suggests a reserved spot in the steadily-working-character-actor canon, and has not one but two projects hitting TV screens at the moment: Tin Star, an Amazon thriller that about an expat cop living in Canada that starts as a quirky fish-out-of-water
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Film Festival Roundup: BFI London Announces Full Lineup, Austin Adds Playwriting Track And Much More

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Film Festival Roundup: BFI London Announces Full Lineup, Austin Adds Playwriting Track And Much More
Keep up with the always-hopping film festival world with our weekly Film Festival Roundup column. Check out last week’s Roundup right here.

– The BFI London Film Festival has announced its full program, running October 5 – 16. The festival will screen a total of 193 fiction and 52 documentary features, including 18 World Premieres, 8 International Premieres, 39 European Premieres. There will also be screenings of 144 short films, including documentary, live action and animated works. A number of directors, cast and crew are expected to take part in career interviews, Screen Talks, Q&As and Industry Talks: Lff Connects during the fest.

The festival has previously announced both its opener — Amma Asante’s “A United Kingdom” — and its closer — Ben Wheatley’s “Free Fire” — and those titles are joined by a bevy of new additions. Highlights include “The Birth of a Nation,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Manchester By the Sea,” “La La Land” and many more. You can check
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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Announce New Album ‘This Unruly Mess I’ve Made’

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have announced their new album This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. This is the follow-up to 2012’s breakout The Heist. The self-released LP arrives February 26. In the months before the album’s announcement, the two have shared three songs from the record: “Downtown” featuring Kool Moe Dee, Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, and Eric Nally, “Growing Up (Sloane’s […]

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The X Factor 2015: week two – as it happened

It was Reinvention Week, and nobody was good. But who went home? Stuart Heritage found out.

8.59pm GMT

And with that, we say goodbye to Kiera and Seann with sincere gratitude, because their departure means that X Factor will only be one hour and 45 minutes long next week. But Oh No Sad News: I won’t be here for it. I’m away next Saturday, which means that this liveblog will be handled by someone equally capable. I think the plan is for me to retake the reigns for Sunday’s results show, but I’ve forgotten to check with anyone. Oh well, you’ll cope either way.

Thanks for reading if you read it, thanks for commenting if you commented. I’m off to surround myself with creepy cult members who’ll sit around me in silence as I play awful songs on the ukulele. Blardigan!

8.58pm GMT

Oh.
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So, What’s the Deal With Mustache McGee, Who Weirds Up Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s ‘Downtown’?

  • Vulture
So, What’s the Deal With Mustache McGee, Who Weirds Up Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s ‘Downtown’?
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis's latest hit, "Downtown," and its accompanying video raise a few questions: Are mopeds cool? Is the future of pop a line of slick, "Uptown Funk"–esque throwbacks? Is Ken Griffey Jr. an ageless being? Where have Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, and Kool Moe Dee been all these years? And who the hell is that mustached weirdo who steals the show at the chorus? The answers: never, let’s hope not, definitely, keeping it old-school, and Eric Nally, best known as the leader of Ohio rockers Foxy Shazam. Though Foxy Shazam started as a post-hard-core affair in 2004 — think the Blood Brothers performing West Side Story and you're in the right ballpark — Foxy slowly evolved into more of a rock-radio act with a wild (and wildly offensive) minor hit about "the biggest black ass,” 2012’s "I Like It.” By that point, Nally had earned a reputation as
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Beef, Bombast and Kanye West Reign at Wild MTV Video Music Awards

Beef, Bombast and Kanye West Reign at Wild MTV Video Music Awards
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards dished out a buffet of bombast and beef, a barrage of memorable performances and ridiculous outfits, and ultimately served as a pristine example of the transitive properties of pop: Host Miley Cyrus got into it with Nicki Minaj, who made nice with Taylor Swift, who presented the Video Vanguard Award to Kanye West, who ended his emotionally charged speech with the promise of a presidential run in 2020.

Following the premiere of Swift's "Wildest Dreams" video — an event unto itself — Minaj opened the VMAs with a breezy,
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Your Gif Guide to Macklemore’s Bonkers, Broadway-Inspired ‘Downtown’ Video

  • Vulture
Your Gif Guide to Macklemore’s Bonkers, Broadway-Inspired ‘Downtown’ Video
Macklemore cemented his return to radio ubiquity this morning with his latest single, "Downtown," featuring hip-hop veterans Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee, and Melle Mel, along with Foxy Shazam front man (and Freddie Mercury doppelgänger) Eric Nally. It's as much a sequel to the duo's breakthrough "Thrift Shop" (except Macklemore's traded in his fur coat for a moped) as it is to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' throwback "Uptown Funk." For the "Downtown" video, Mack pulled out all the stops, re-creating West Side Story in his unofficial Broadway debut. There's choreography! And a Ken Griffey Jr. cameo? The whole elaborate production's overflowing with future memes that deserve a double take. Relive all the video's zaniest moments on loop in our Gif recap below. We begin with a strut. Oh, what a strut. They strut all the way to the moped store, where Mack scores a bike for $800. This is
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Macklemore's New ''Downtown'' Music Video Is the Most Insane Thing We've Ever Seen (in a Good Way)

Macklemore's New ''Downtown'' Music Video Is the Most Insane Thing We've Ever Seen (in a Good Way)
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' new "Downtown" music video is the craziest thing ever and we can't stop watching (and listening)! The Grammy-winning duo released their latest music vid earlier today and the clip features cameos by music stars like Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Eric Nally. The upbeat, funky jam is a little bit "Thrift Shop" and, at times, a little Queen with dramatic piano playing and belting vocals. The video also features insane and outlandish imagery that will leave you scratching your head (in a good way) and smiling. First off, Macklemore heads to a moped shop to buy a moped. And yes, he raps about buying a moped the whole time. Lol. The rapper then...
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Macklemore Has Some ‘Downtown’ Funk for You [Updated]

  • Vulture
Macklemore Has Some ‘Downtown’ Funk for You [Updated]
Macklemore's first single from his upcoming album had him feeling the baby-daddy blues, but his latest, "Downtown," is all about keeping his cool. And by cool, we mean collaborating with rap forefathers Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee, and Melle Mel, along with Foxy Shazam's Eric Nally on the song's killer hook, in which he has the three East Coast legends paying homage to West Coast G-funk, because why not? There are cowbells, name-spelling, and references to Blackstreet. Think of it as a sequel to "Uptown Funk," in the opposite direction. Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and the song's featured artists are expected to perform "Downtown" for the first time at the VMAs this Sunday. Update: Here's Macklemore's joyous video for "Downtown," which also doubles as his Broadway audition. You're welcome.
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April 28th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include From a Whisper to a Scream, The Boy Next Door

Genre fans have a very light week of home entertainment releases to look forward to on Tuesday, April 28th. Scream Factory is giving the Vincent Price cult classic From a Whisper to a Scream a high-def upgrade with their latest Blu-ray, and Universal Studios is bringing home J.Lo and her cookies with their DVD and Blu-ray for The Boy Next Door. Lord of the Flies is also making its bow on Blu-ray this week, courtesy of Olive Films, and the indie vampire flick Hunted is making its way onto DVD as well.

The Boy Next Door (Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Blu/DVD/Digital HD & DVD/Digital HD)

Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes much too far. Directed by Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious) and written by Barbara Curry, the film also stars Ryan Guzman,
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Weekend Movies: 'Non-Stop,' 'Son of God,' & More (Video)

This weekend, Liam Neeson attempts to save his fellow passengers from a hijacked plane in "Non-Stop," the life story of Jesus comes to the big screen in "Son of God," and many more new releases make their way to select theaters.

"Non-Stop" stars Liam Neeson as an air marshal caught in a game of cat-and-mouse with a hijacker during a transatlantic flight. After receiving threatening text messages, the marshal springs into action to find the person responsible for holding the passengers hostage 10,000 feet in the air. Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave"), and Michelle Dockery ("Downtown Abbey") star in supporting roles.

From the makers of hit "The Bible" mini-series comes the inspirational "Son of God." The biblical film brings the biographical story of Jesus, from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion, and ultimate resurrection, to the big screen.

Also in theaters this weekend: Nominated for Best Animated Feature,
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The Walking Dead: Exclusive Daryl Figure, Gale Anne Hurd Interview, Monopoly

It’s time for another round-up of news items related to The Walking Dead. Today, we have news on an exclusive Daryl Dixon vinyl figure being offered at a convention later this year, an interview with Gale Anne Hurd, and new details on The Walking Dead Monopoly:

Exclusive Daryl Dixon Figure: An exclusive Daryl Dixon bloody vinyl figure from Funko is being offered at Walker Stalker Con, a new convention taking place from November 1st-3rd in Atlanta, Georgia. The figure is seven inches tall and is being offered in signed and un-signed editions.

“Walker Stalker Con, in partnership with Plastic Empire, is thrilled to announce an Exclusive Limited Edition Funko The Walking Dead Daryl Dixon Bloody 7″ Vinyl Figure. These figures are amazing and can only be purchased through Plastic Empire for Walker Stalker Con.”

The version signed by Norman Reedus is selling for $59.99, while the unsigned version is $19.99. The
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