Matt Patches
After a few years of working behind the scenes on movies and TV shows (and earning an IMDb page for bragging rights), Movies Editor Matt Patches made a hard right into the world of entertainment journalism. In 2009, Patches became the Associate Movies Editor of, departing in 2010 to go rogue as a writer-for-hire. Patches covered movies and festivals for a number of outlets, including Movieline, MTV NextMovie, CinemaBlend, and Film School Rejects, before joining as Movies Editor in 2011. He proudly names "Groundhog Day" as his favorite movie of all time.
  • Eight 'Hunger Games' Posters Debut Across the Web
    By: Matt Patches October 27, 2011 9:30am EST
    The Hunger Games makes its way to theaters March 23, 2012, but already we've seen a ton of material for the movie some think will be the next Twilight. Magazine spreads, motion posters, trailers—you name it, Hunger Games has it, but in a way that only teases an audience starved for hints. That's a hunger game, for you. The only thing Hunger Games really shares with the successful vampire romance series is the source material—the movie is also based on a highly successful Young Adult Fiction series—but that's where the commonalities end. The Gary Ross-directed action drama takes place in a dystopian future where young persons battle to the death for glory, fame and a bite to eat. A few of those contenders are familiar faces, including Academy Award-nominee Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta. Rounding out the cast is Woodey Harrelson as their drunken trainer Haymitch, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland, Lenny Kravitz, Liam Hemsworth and Stanley Tucci. We not have our first look at some of the supporting characters thanks to a slew of character posters that just debuted across the web. Check out the posters below and head to each site for the enlarged versions! ="font-style:> Find the bigger version on Yahoo Movies Find the bigger version on Hollywood Crush Find the bigger version on MovieFone Find the bigger version on IGN Find the bigger version on EW Find the bigger version on Fandango Find the bigger version on MSN Find the bigger version on
  • Back-to-Back Independence Day Sequels to Invade Earth
    By: Matt Patches October 27, 2011 8:00am EST
    A follow-up to the mega-blockbuster Independence Day has been rumored since its debut back in 1996. After 15 years, any hope rabid fans (including myself) had for the sci-fi sequel were lost—even with vague news of star Will Smith attaching himself last year to a proposed ID42. But it's a new year, which means it's time yet again for the powers that be to tease us with fresh alien invasion possibilities. This time it's Vulture who hears through the grapevine that Fox is preparing not one, but two Independence Day sequels, and whether Will Smith is on board or not is no longer a problem. According to Vulture, Smith's price tag for the proposed duo of movies would be a whopping $50 million. Add that to director Roland Emmerich's hefty salary (who is currently venturing out from this action roots with Anonymous) and Fox realized they had a gargantuan blockbuster on their hands—not a risk they were ready to take. So it seems they've found a way to make it happen without Smith, who is arguably one of Hollywood's biggest, most reliable stars. The scripts in place evidently tell two independent movies, linked in a way that makes them one complete story a la Back to the Future 2 & 3. Sounds do-able—but do people want to see an Independence Day sequel without the cigar-chomping, alien-punching Captain Steven Hiller? What would an Independence Day even entail that's not a complete rehash of the first movie? We've spent a great deal of time speculating on this topic, but Fox seems to have figured it out. I imagine this new take will involve a lot of aliens, but significantly less "AWW HELL NO's." Prepare yourself! ="font-style:> Source: Vulture
  • First Trailer for 'The Lorax' Expands the Imagination of Dr. Seuss' Original
    By: Matt Patches October 27, 2011 5:11am EST
    I recall watching a 1972 animated TV special version of The Lorax as a kid and being subsequently scared out of my mind. Sure, it's an adaptation of a Dr. Seuss book starring a pint-size orange guy with a fluffy mustache, but the meat of the story, The Lorax's on-going battle to save his land from deforestation, is downright terrifying and bleak. A normal joe called the Once-ler realizes the beautiful trees of the world can be cut down and spun into beautiful garnets—leading to his consumption of the entire land. The color scheme goes from bright pastels to gloom and doom, faded representations of the cartoonish intro. See why I had nightmares after watching this!? Now, Illumination Entertainment, the folks who brought us the thin, humorous Despicable Me, are back with their own adaptation of the story, which differentiates itself right off the bat with new characters and new designs. This version starts in the future, in a world where there are no trees. One suspects that the scrappy kid at the center of the trailer (voiced by Zac Efron) will eventually hear the story of The Lorax (Danny Devito) and his encounter with the original, spirited Once-ler (Ed Helms). The trailer doesn't focus on a lot of what makes the source material stand out, the tragic journey of The Lorax "fighting for the trees," but then again, that might not be a way to sell a poignant animated film to the kids you hope go see it. Instead the trailer sticks to the imaginative world the directors have created and it's a dazzling creation, classically Seussian while taking full advantage of the 3D medium. I'm sure The Lorax will be a well-made animated flick, but can it deliver the message that made the original book a classic? Here's hoping. The Lorax hits theaters March 2, 2012.
  • Exclusive: Talking 'Anonymous' with Rhys Ifans and Director Roland Emmerich
    By: Matt Patches October 26, 2011 12:40pm EST
    There are few people like Roland Emmerich. With the instinctual desire for carnage and digital filmmaking know-how, the German director has time and time again found ways to fantastically blow up the world around us and wipe humanity off the face of the planet. Independence Day, Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, 2012—that's a skill. So it comes as something of a surprise that his new movie Anonymous, which opens in limited theaters this weekend, involves very few explosions or end-times destruction. In fact, it's got a whole lot of talking. But the good kind of talking. The Shakespeare kind of talking. Anonymous focuses on a centuries-long mystery, a "what if?" that pulls back the curtain on a theory that the greatest Bard of all time may not be who he appears to be. While no one would dispute William Shakespeare being a real gentlemen, Emmerich's film (and, as you'll see, Emmerich himself) think it may have been the work of The Earl of Oxford, a disgruntled member of the English elite who had a passion for the written word. Rhys Ifans, who we're highly anticipating in the role of The Lizard in The Amazing Spider-Man, plays the Earl, alongside the beautiful Joely Richardson as a young version of Queen Elizabeth. I had a chance to talk to the trio about all things Anonymous. Thankfully, like the movie, there were very few explosions: Roland Emmerich Rhys Ifans and Joely Richardson ="font-style:>
  • MindFood: Where 'Paranormal Activity' Needs to Go to Stay Fresh
    By: Matt Patches October 26, 2011 7:05am EST
    This article contains minor spoilers for all three Paranormal Activity films. This past weekend, the third installment of the Paranormal Activity franchise continued its winning streak with American audiences by grossing a record-setting $54 million. The movie cost a meager $5 million to produce—think they'll make a sequel? Unless every executive at Paramount Pictures is suddenly overcome my demonic possession, it's a pretty safe bet that a Paranormal Activity 4 is on its way for next October. And, similar to this year, it's a pretty safe bet that the masses will flock to theaters once again to soak up the new chapter's otherworldly scares. The low odds for failure create a safety net, a simple way for a studio to make a giant pile of money. But sadly, the fail safe also creates a cushion. The next Paranormal Activity 4 doesn't have to be good, it just has to exist. As long as we'll see them, the studio will churn out PA clones year after year, creating a potential for the series to go the way of Saw (read: they don't make Saw movies anymore). Obviously, driving a franchise into nonexistence doesn't help the studio either—so what needs to happen to maintain the momentum? Note the series' past: The first Paranormal Activity was lightning in a bottle, a small-scale relationship drama peppered with just enough ghostly scares to classify it in the horror genre. Paranormal Activity 2 was more of the same, but on a bigger scale—more walking, more talking, more household objects moving on their own and a finale that injected the series with a bizarre twist of mythology. PA2 pushed its luck replicating the found footage-style of movie one, but thanks to another slew of characters (connected to the original cast) and a prequelized format (the original ended with a possessed Katie killing her boyfriend, while 2 ends with Katie's extended family placing a curse on her head and giving cause to her original haunting and rampage), the movie was still engaging. Paranormal Activity 3 upped the ante again, taking us all the way back to the '80s to follow PA1 and PA2 leads Katie and Kristi as children, dealing with the spiritual ruckus of their past. While still employing the found footage format—the movie's main character Dennis is a wedding videographer who sets up crappy VHS cams on oscillating fan stands—PA3 feels the most like a conventional movie. It doesn't need to make sense why Dennis is always filming his girlfriend and her two daughters (Katie and Kristi's father is mysteriously absent), it's just that he does. Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman (Catfish) find inventive ways to shoot the action and don't mind going bigger and deadlier with menacing force's attacks. The movie concludes with a bizarre, Wicker Man-like finale that doesn't explain too much, but certainly opens the door even wider for storytelling expansion. The real question is if Paramount is gutsy enough (or audiences accepting enough) to mess with a formula that is working. After PA3 the possibilities seem endless, but the intricate backstory—involving curses and covens, spiritual connection and devilish symbols— may not be what draws people to the Paranormal Activity films. After marathoning my way through the first two movies last weekend (courtesy of Netflix Watch Instantly), I found myself gripped by the idea of couples, families and real human beings contending with an unexplainable, destructive force. That's PA 1 & 2 in a nutshell, but PA3 turned the franchise on its head—I wasn't expecting what it delivered in the slightest...and found that even more thrilling. The movies had continuous and obvious threads, but they didn't feel like sequels. Here's an incredibly out-there metaphor: In the late 19th century, farmers were plagued by bad soil and weren't quite sure why. That's when scientist George Washington Carver stepped in and established crop rotation practices. By varying the types of crops planted in a particular patches of soil each season, the farmers were able to sustain the land without diminishing its nutrients. They could keep farming each year, but one season they'd plant tobacco in a certain section, and the next they'd plant cotton, to ensure that a few years later, they could plant tobacco again. Continuously planting one crop over and over was relentless and harmful. This practice is apt to a great franchise of any kind. If Paranormal Activity is going to continue to succeed at the quality level we've come to expect, then it has to change things up in a drastic way. No one wants to be Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2, which completely abandoned the first film's faux-documentary style, but Paranormal Activity is further down the road. It has options. The movie could continue to prequelize, but it would have to go crazy. Maybe a found footage movie shot in even lower-fi style, following the mother of PA3, would jive with the retro current of today's audiences (although Super 8 didn't do gangbusters). Heck, the movie could go way, way back, abandon the mock doc approach and chronicle the third movie's mysterious old lady cult. Or maybe it's finally time for a sequel. A team to track down the murderous Katie as she uses demon powers to break the necks of everyone in San Diego. Better yet, let's try something new. Completely fresh, but intrinsically tied to the franchise. A spiritual sequel (no pun intended). After three movies, the Paranormal Activity series needs to rotate the crops . Bring in new faces, new backstories, but tie it, through imagery and mythology, to the first trilogy. There's an opportunity here that shouldn't be squandered, or four Octobers from now we'll be seeing Paranormal Activity 7 in 3D the Last Installment Ever Goodbye Farewell We Know You Hate Us Now. Obviously Paranormal Activity 4 couldbe more of the same and audiences would be content. A no risk final product that feeds the hunger for more Halloween jump scares. That'd be easy. But it's a great series and it shouldn't take the easy route. I think this is the part where we ask the Ouija board.
  • Exclusive: Hayley Atwell on 'Captain America' and Her Action Heroine, Peggy Carter
    By: Matt Patches October 25, 2011 7:42am EST
    With all the testosterone injected into the veins of today's superhero movies, Captain America: The First Avenger packed a particularly strong punch with the inclusion of the strong-willed, gun-toting female heroine Peggy Carter. She may have fallen for the slab of muscle known as Steve Rogers, but Peggy isn't a pushover—the government agent will gladly scream orders to underling soldiers or take out a few Nazis when necessary. Peggy's empowerment comes courtesy of newcomer Hayley Atwell, who is undeniably stunning but doesn't let her looks stand in the way of a forceful performance. Atwell's the real deal and Captain America is proof that she has a lengthy career ahead of her. I had a chance to chat with Atwell on the making of Captain America (which hits Blu-ray today on a set we very much approve of), and she was more than happy to discuss everything it took to bring Peggy to life: So I heard you're currently on vacation. Hayley Atwell: Yes, I'm freezing. I'm in the Highlands of Scotland, on a mountain and it's minus six. It's the only place I can get reception! It's usually lovely and cozy here when you're inside by the fire with a glass of wine, but getting reception…impossible. Well, you're a tough lady. You can stand the cold, you can fight pseudo-Nazis. Sounds like little you can't do. And your character Peggy's similar, a butt-kicking kinda gal from an era where that type wasn't too common. Were their actresses or characters from the past that you tried to emulate or went to for inspiration? HA: Yes! I love Lauren Bacall and how strong she is on screen. And I looked to Katherine Hepburn, who had this incredible muscularity to them. Not necessarily in the position where we are today but…back then there weren't so many great positions women could be in terms of jobs, but within themselves in characters they could still be incredible strong and powerful. But I really took it from is on the page. She was a strong woman and I really related to that. I could start getting in to the mindset of Peggy Carter quite easily. I loved playing strong roles like that. But she also has a little romance with Steve Rogers. How were you able to strike a balance between a softer, romantic woman and still leading an army in to battle. HA: You know, the costumes help quite a bit. She's a very practical woman, in the sense that she needs to get the job done. And she does that really well. On the other side of it she can put on red lipstick and a red dress and go out to the pub at night. It's kind of what's written on for you and as an actor you do what's on the page and you bring it to life as much as possible. I didn't put too much thought into it. You do what's expected for you. Was it a relief to finally get to wear a dress in one scene after so much of wearing the stuffy military garb? HA: I'll tell you what, I didn't feel as comfortable. We had filmed that part later on and I had become so used to the uniform up to then, and by that time also feeling like one of the guys. We played games on set, we hung out, we drank beer together. I felt like a tomboy. So the day when I wore the dress…the amount of attention I got on set. The heads turning. Men wouldn't look me in the eye and they also wouldn't talk to me because they were too intimidated. So I had a miserable day in that dress. I might look fantastic but I was having a crap time because no one would play with me! Hopefully you got back to firing guns and making things explode afterward. You end up in a lot of action in this movie—how much prep and training did you go through in order to come out of each day in one piece? HA: [Laughs] Yes, that's always a good start. We had two months of training, physically, before we started shooting. That was with an ex-Marine who took me through circuit training and integral training and got me physically very fit, strong. Along side of that I was doing shooting practice, not only so I had good aim but so I could be comfortable with a gun, handling it. And once the pistol shooting went well, Joe [Johnston, director], who always has a twinkle in his eye and always wants to come with something to try, comes up and says, 'how do you feel about using a machine gun?' And I jumped at the chance. 'Yes, I've been promoted! I'm so happy!' So then the machine gun came out and it was thrilling, so exciting. So it was just a matter of how much I felt capable of doing and having fun with it. Is it always 100% safe on these big action movies? Do stunts ever go haywire? HA: Oh yeah. They go wrong in the sense that I got winded. Repetition. There's a scene where Steve pushes Peggy Carter out of the way in the street, while she's shooting. They both go flying through the air and land on the floor. We did it so many times it was hard to breathe. And at one point I stood too close to Kruger's gun and the blank shell kind of flew out and hit the side of my head. Quite painful. A few bruises. But it's safer than real life because you're surrounded by stunt people. Unfortunately up here in Scotland, where you could for a hike but you can also fall down and break your leg because of the rocky terrain. Unfortunately, here I don't have a team of experts who are watching every move I make. You're getting there. HA: Oh yes, I have my entourage. Can you talk a little about working with Chris Evans. It sounds like everyone was pretty buddy buddy, but how did you two develop a rapport? HA: Part of the job is bringing yourself to the role, but you have a responsibility to have a rapport with the people you're working with, to give yourself a good time. I do my best work when I feel comfortable with the people I'm working with, and Chris is a professional. Part of that professionalism is making people feel relaxed, and it's through socializing and having fun. We'd have dinner, he had another movie coming out and he took us all to the premiere. With Chris, he's in a position to give 100% and he makes the most of the people he's working with. It was good for me, because this was the first time I was coming in to the Hollywood studio system and it was nice to work with someone who had a lot of experience. Is that big Hollywood scene a place where you want to continue to work? Are you looking at other big budget projects? HA: Absolutely. I had such an amazing time and it was a privilege to be part of the Paramount and Marvel families. It was so positive and it changed my life a little bit. I always do go back to theater because, as an actor, it's where I can go back and learn more about my craft. So if I can do both it would be a real dream come true. I'm hoping in the next six months or so to become attached to something else. Do you have any projects in the works right now? HA: Yes, I just finished play in London and I'm doing a thing called The Sweeney, which his a gangster film set in London. And there are a few projects I'm in negotiations for which I haven't officially put my name to, so I'll be able to talk more when they come in to fruition.
  • New in Blu 10.25.11
    By: Matt Patches October 25, 2011 5:32am EST
    New Releases: Captain America (Paramount, $26.99) Click here to buy it. A fantastic adventure movie and the best of Marvel's current slew of superhero flicks. Read our full review of the Blu-ray to find out why this one's worth your time. Father of Invention (Anchor Bay, $19.99) Click here to buy it. A Little Help (Image Entertainment, $22.49) Click here to buy it. The People vs. George Lucas (Lions Gate, $20.99) Click here to buy it. A Serbian Film (Invincible, $17.99) Click here to buy it. Considered to be one of the most horrific movies ever committed to celluloid, A Serbian Film is now available to those who dare to experience it. Not watch it—experience. Winnie the Pooh (Disney, $24.99) Click here to buy it. Wrong Turn 4 (FOX, $15.99) Click here to buy it. Catalog Releases: Barney Miller: The Complete Series (Shout! Factory, $98.99) Click here to buy it. =The Best of Buster Keaton (S'more Entertainment, $11.49) Click here to buy it. The Best of Charlie Chaplin (S'more Entertainment, $11.49) Click here to buy it. The Conversation (Lions Gate, $17.99) Click here to buy it. One of my favorite films of all time and, sadly, one of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola's lauded works. A thriller that's sure to leave you shaking. Kuroneko (Criterion, $26.99) Click here to buy it. Kuroneko (Criterion, $20.99) Click here to buy it. The Jurassic Park Trilogy (Universal, $48.99) Click here to buy it. We'll have a full review of this three-movie box set soon, but upon first glance it's easily one of the best collections of the year. New interviews, never before seen behind-the-scenes footage and a pristine transfer of the classic films. What more could you want? They went back to the DNA and reconstructed these movies from the ground up and they look amazing. Zombie (Blue Underground, $22.99) Click here to buy it.
  • More Steely Cold Poster Art from 'Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'
    By: Matt Patches October 25, 2011 5:12am EST
    Thus far, the promotional material for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been downright metal. Literally—there's video evidence that they're cutting the posters out of sheet steel! That's hardcore. Now, courtesy of the Dragon Tattoo viral site (a constant stream of amazing behind-the-scenes photos and video tied to the December 21 movie), we have a new one sheet that's as icy as the first. There's an artistry here you don't find in many posters these days. The infusion of the movie's two stars Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig creates a serene atmosphere. So subdued, it's terrifying. Quiet before the storm? You know it.
  • The 'Two and a Half Men' Ashton Kutcher Scorecard: Week Six
    By: Matt Patches October 24, 2011 6:12pm EST
    S9E6: A request to the creative team behind Two and a Half Men: Please decide what kind of character you would like Ashton Kutcher to play. Based on last week's episode, the show's many devoted fans and I are in agreement that the shotgun approach to Walden Schmidt...isn't working. Ashton is a funny, versatile actor, but switching the gears every scene doesn't allow the show to hit a groove. One minute Walden's a self-pitying shlub, the next, a too-cool-for-school stoner. We need consistency! Here's hoping tonight's episode can hunker down and win me back. Here's the scorecard breakdown: One Charlie Sheen Head (1 - 10 Points): Ashton, you were in this episode. Two Charlie Sheen Heads (11 - 20 Points): Ashton, you landed a few jokes, but we can't stop thinking about good ol' Charlie. Three Charlie Sheen Heads (21 - 30 Points): Ashton, you earned tonight's laugh track. Solid. Four Charlie Sheen Heads (31 - 40 Points): Ashton, we're impressed. You've surpassed Sheen-level kookiness. Five Charlie Sheen Heads (41 - 50 Points): Ashton, you're scaring us with classic levels of comedy. Charlie who? That's that, now on with the Ashton Kutcher Two and a Half Men scorecard! "The Squat and The Hover" 1. "My house. My couch. My junk." Points:  1 Well, this wasn't the uplifting start I was hoping for. Two and a Half Men regurgitates one of its lamest, go-to jokes in the opening, Walden strolling in to Alan and Jake's couch conversation in nothing but his birthday suit. As if that weren't enough, it's back-to-back poop/penis enlarger joke before the trio finally hits the crux of the scene: Walden's been mailed his divorce papers. This is when I like Ashton the most, wallowing in self-pity while Alan takes potshots at himself. It's a fun dynamic the show could theoretically always have. But instead, more often than not, Men relies on crass, potty humor. Oh, well. 2. "I am bananas over you. Burn in hell monkey!" Points:  5 In the wake of finalized divorce, Walden decides to burn all of his possessions that remind him of Bridget. Wedding video, CDs, stuffed monkeys with adorable messages embroidered on to hearts—the usual. But Alan, realizing he'll be stuck without a home if Walden completely abandons his current lifestyle, convinces his shaggy friend to opt for therapy over hightailing it out of town. This was a great scene, allowing Jon Cryer to do what he's been doing successfully for nine years and Ashton to play and balance his sad puppy and goofily idealistic sides. 3. "That's not an angry gesture, this is an angry gesture. GRRR!" Points:  7 The biggest surprise of the episode—which ended up working out quite well for Mr. Kutcher—was a surprise appearance by Jane Lynch as the therapist. There are few roles, crazed or muted, that Lynch can't knock out of the ballpark and Ashton steps up the plate in the scene. Walden pours his silly life facts to the doc like they're encyclopedia entries (as opposed to the depressing anecdotes of youth that they really are), but little progress is made. Lynch insists Walden returns for more sessions. Could we be seeing more of Lynch in upcoming episodes? Cross your fingers. These two were great. 4. "I used to make my G.I. Joes touch each other inappropriately." Points:  1 Later, Walden and Alan take solace from life's many woes by heading to the movies. Sitcom logic dictates that in the exact moment the duo goes for snacks, Bridget must show up with a new beau and show up she does—along with her new, dashing man. The encounter sends Walden into another tizzy, and while it's not quite on par with episode two of the season, it does result in many an appletini. As if the writers forgot to create an actual arc for the episode, suddenly there's a scramble to start a new through-line. Enter Danny, a lesbian who looks strikingly similar to Bridget (and, in fact, is played by Judy Greer in a wig and make-up). Hoping to strike up a new friendship, Walden and Alan pretend to be gay and bring Dani and her girlfriend Kiki back to the house. This moment feels convoluted and sloppy—really guys, gay jokes? Alan hoping to "turn" Kiki? Tonight, even with some humorous Ashton slapstick, Two and a Half Men took a step backward for social progress. All the way back to 2 Broke Girls territory. 5. "My problems will follow my wherever I go. Also, how could I leave my best friend." Points: 5 After Danny forcefully punches Alan in the face for pretending to be gay and making out with Kiki, the bumbling bachelor and Walden once again head to the movies. The show's erratic set of events slows down to a hushed finish, with Walden deciding not to move to New York, instead opting to remain in California with his best friend. Ashton can sell these hammy moments and "The Squat and The Hover" earns its "awww" moment. But by then, it's too little too late and the touching finale acts as a reminder for a show that has the platform to strive for more, but settles for less. Total Points: 19 -  Two Charlie Sheen Heads! Two and a Half Men's sixth round was a wildly inconsistent episode. One minute it was hitting all the right marks, building up a two-man shtick that I'd actually be anxious to watch on a week-to-week basis. Between those shining moments, lowbrow, archaic, flat out horrible jokes. "The Squat and The Hover" manages to squeeze out three Charlie Sheen heads, but keep an eye on those scores. This was a close one—and not in the favor of the show. 
  • Exclusive: Jason Statham Counts His Money in '13' Clip
    By: Matt Patches October 24, 2011 1:30pm EST
    I wonder if there's ever been a moment in Jason Statham's where he has not been the toughest guy in the room. Even when he's counting money he scares the crap out of me! In this exclusive clip from his new movie 13 (which co-stars Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent, Sam Reilly, Ray Winstone, Alexander Skarsgard and Michael Shannon), Statham's character Jasper proves just how intimidating he can be. Punches aren't thrown, kicks aren't…kicked. It's just Statham starring down his prey. Acting! 13 opens in theaters October 28 and on VOD November 8.