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On this week's Cinema Royale, Michelle Monaghan (Gone Baby Gone, True Detective) joins in to talk about her new film, the heartfelt military drama Fort Bliss. Directed by Claudia Myers, the film centers on a decorated soldier trying to reconnect with her son after an extended tour overseas. Plus, our resident YA expert Sandie Angulo Chen gives her thoughts on this week's big film, The Maze Runner, starring Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien!
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For Cinema Royale's landmark 75th episode we're looking back at some of the best celebrity guests of the past year! Locke director Steven Knight talks about working alongside Tom Hardy; Jason Bateman joins Cinema Royale to talk... more

The nine-year wait is over, and on this week's Cinema Royale we will return to the sleazy streets of Basin City for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For! Was the wait worth it? And how does the sequel to 2005's... more

On this week's show we'll look at Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables 3 to see if he, Wesley Snipes, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the rest of the '80s action heroes have anything left in the tank. Also, Mae Abdulbaki joins us live in studio... more

Cowabunga! On this weeks' show, Michael Bay and the guy who brought you Battle: Los Angeles try not to ruin your childhood with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Plus, a review of the culinary rom-com The Hundred-Foot Journey... more

A talking raccoon and the "Godfather of Soul" headline this week's episode of Cinema Royale! I'll take a look at Marvel's riskiest gamble yet, the quirky team of heroes known as the Guardians of the Galaxy! Then I'll sit down and chat with... more

Alexandre Aja, director of horrors High Tension, Piranha 3D, and The Hills Have Eyes, stops by Cinema Royale to talk about his latest film, Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe. He discusses casting Radcliffe in the lead role of Ig Parrish, a boy... more

You may not know the name Nicole Perlman, but she's the lady who wrote Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy! On the eve of the San Diego Comic-Con, Perlman sat down with Cinema Royale to talk about breaking into the male... more

On this week's Cinema Royale it's time to grow up, geek out, and reach for the cloud. Richard Linklater's epic coming-of-age drama Boyhood finally hits theaters after twelve years in the making. The film was a smash at Sundance and... more

Prepare for Dawn! On this week's Cinema Royale we'll look at the highly anticipated sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, pitting Caesar and his simian army against a band of human survivors played by Jason Clarke, Gary Oldman,... more