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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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'True Blood' and 'Magic Mike' star Joe Manganiello joins Cinema Royale to talk about his directorial debut, La Bare. Inspired by his experiences on Magic Mike, Manganiello explores the lives of male dancers at the famous La Bare nightclub... more

It's become a tradition around these parts and has always been my favorite episode: the Annual Best of the Year (So Far) Show! Cinema Royale is joined by two of DC's top critics to pick our favorite movies and performances from... more

Autobots, prepare to roll out! Michael Bay returns for the fourth and possibly his final Transformers movie with Transformers: Age of Extinction! With Dinobots running around and an entirely new cast led by Mark Wahlberg, does Bay go out... more

Eloise Mumford is a star on the rise with a major role in next year's Fifty Shades of Grey. She stops by Cinema Royale to chat about her new film, the military drama Drones, and also talks about her experience as part of the 'Fifty Shades'... more

On a special Cinema Royale, Think Like a Man Too stars Michael Ealy and Meagan Good drop by to talk about the comedy sequel which takes the laughs and relationship headaches to Las Vegas! Christopher Bumbray of more

BFCA and WAFCA film critic Travis Hopson reviews Rage, the new film starring Nicolas Cage as an ex-mobster turned businessman who resorts to violence after his daughter is kidnapped and murdered by old enemies. Rachel Nichols,... more

On this week's Cinema Royale, director Dean DeBlois stops by to talk about his soaring new sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2! We'll take a look at the thrilling new chapter in Hiccup and Toothless' journey! Plus, Channing Tatum... more

On a special episode, award-winner Djimon Hounsou stops by to talk about this weekend's high-flying sequel, How to Train Your Dragon 2! Plus he'll discuss his upcoming role as Korvath in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, reflect on his... more

Jenny Slate and writer/director GIllian Robespierre join Cinema Royale to discuss their controversial hit comedy, Obvious Child. Slate brings her raw brand of stand-up comedy to the film about an upstart comedian who loses her boyfriend,... more

Cinema Royale's Travis Hopson reviews Trust Me, written, directed, and starring Clark Gregg of Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and The Avengers. The film also stars Saxon Sharbino, Amanda Peet, Sam Rockwell, Felicity Huffman, Allison... more