PICTUREHOUSE ACQUIRES ALL US RIGHTS TO ‘BIG STONE GAP’

May 26th, 2015

Picturehouse has acquired all US rights to BIG STONE GAP from Altar Identity Studios and will release the film nationwide on Oct. 9. The film was written and directed by best-selling author Adriana Trigiani (The Shoemakers Wife) with an all-star cast led by Ashley Judd and featuring Patrick Wilson,Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony La Paglia and Jenna Elfman.

Adriana Trigiani, in her debut as screenwriter/director, brings her best-selling novel BIG STONE GAP to the movies. Shot entirely on location in Trigiani and Wilson’s hometown in the southwest corner of Virginia (the Wilson family has had roots in Big Stone Gap for generations) and set in 1978, the film brings to vivid life the story of proud working people and their lives in a coal-mining town nestled in the Appalachian Mountains.

“We made not just a great movie, but a beautiful movie. It looks lush,” says Ms. Goldberg.

Rounding out the cast are Chris Sarandon, Jasmine Guy, Judith Ivey, James Hampton, Paul Wilson, Mary Pat Gleason, Dagmara Domincyzk and Mary Testa, who dramatize the story alongside local actors and performers.

The movie was produced by Academy Award winner Donna Gigliotti (SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK,) and James Spies. The cinematography is by Reynaldo Villalobos. The original music is by John Leventhal. Costumes are by Debra McGuire. Executive producers are J.E.Craig and Jean Morrissey.

“Adriani is a force of nature, which her readers know and love, and Picturehouse is pleased to bring this heartwarming and romantic slice of life from 1978, to her fans around the country,” says Jeanne R. Berney, president. “This is the kind of big broad movie that will charm audiences of all ages and bring you back to a place and time we all remember fondly.”

“Shot entirely on location in the rolling hills of the real Big Stone Gap, Virginia, and featuring local talent at every turn, the film is truly a love letter to small town life, working people and the triumph of love, and we are glad to have Picturehouse bring our story to audiences nationwide.” says Wade Bradley, president, Altar Identity Studios.

Set in 1978, BIG STONE GAP tells the story of the ever-ordinary Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd) who lives a simple life with her mother, runs the pharmacy, directs The Trail of the Lonesome Pine Outdoor Drama, and hopes that Theodore Tipton, her best friend and the high school band director will take their platonic friendship in a romantic direction. Ave Maria waits, and before she knows it, she turns 40. Now the old maid of Big Stone Gap, Ave Maria decides that happiness is for other people – that is, until a long-buried family secret throws her quiet life spectacularly off-course.

On DVD and Blu-ray May 26, 2015

May 25th, 2015

SEVENTH SON


SEVENTH SON Blu-ray

In a time of enchantments when legends and magic collide, the sole remaining warrior of a mystical order (Oscar® winner Jeff Bridges) travels to find a prophesized hero born with incredible powers, the last Seventh Son (Ben Barnes). Torn from his quiet life as a farmhand, the unlikely young hero embarks on a daring adventure with his battle-hardened mentor to vanquish a dark queen (Oscar® winner Julianne Moore) and the army of supernatural assassins she has dispatched against their kingdom.

Release Date: March 26, 2015

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THE LOFT


THE LOFT Blu-ray

Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and James Marsden (2 Guns) star in the tense psychological drama The Loft, the story of five friends who conspire to share a luxury penthouse loft where they can indulge in their deepest desires. But what starts out as a fantasy becomes a nightmare when they discover the body of a beautiful woman in the loft, and realize one of them must be the killer. Friendships are tested, loyalties are questioned and marriages crumble as the group is consumed by fear, suspicion and murder in this original and relentless thriller. The Loft also stars Wentworth Miller (Prison Break), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) and Matthias Schoenaerts (The Drop).

Release Date: March 26, 2015

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BLACK MASS – Trailer

May 23rd, 2015

Here is the new trailer from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “BLACK MASS.” The film is directed by Scott Cooper, starring Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Bacon, Rory Cochrane, David Harbour, Dakota Johnson, , Julianne Nicholson, James Russo, Adam Scott, Corey Stoll, Juno Temple, W. Earl Brown, Bill Camp, Brad Carter, Jeremy Strong.

BLACK MASS In theaters on September 18

In Theaters May 22, 2015

May 22nd, 2015

  POLTERGEIST

POLTERGEIST Movie PosterLegendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (“Spiderman,” “Evil Dead”, “The Grudge”) and director Gil Kenan (“Monster House”) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

 

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  TOMORROWLAND

Tomorrowland Movie PosterFrom Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

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  ALOFT

ALOFT Movie PosterAs we follow a mother (Jennifer Connelly) and her son (Cillian Murphy), we delve into a past marred by an accident that tears them apart.

She will become a renowned artist and healer, and he will grow into his own as a peculiar falconer who bears the marks of a double absence.

In the present, a young journalist (Mélanie Laurent) will bring about an encounter between the two that puts the very meaning of life and art into question, so that we may contemplate the possibility of living life to its fullest, despite the uncertainties littering our paths.

 

  LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT 

LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT Movie PosterArnaud (Kévin Azaïs), facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and falls for the apocalyptic-minded Madeleine (Adèle Haenel), who joins an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming environmental collapse. Intrigued and excited by Madeleine’s wild ideas, Arnaud signs up for the boot camp himself. They soon realize that the boot camp is harder than they’d imagined, but the experience nonetheless cements them together as the couple continues to explore their young love.

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  SUNSHINE SUPERMAN 

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN Movie PosterA heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, the father of the BASE-jumping movement, whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more spectacular –and dangerous– feats of foot-launched human flight. Experience his jaw-dropping journey in life and love, to the pinnacle of his achievements when he and wife Jean broke the BASE-jumping Guinness World Record in 1984 on the Norwegian ‘Troll Wall’ mountain range. Incredibly, within days, triumph was followed by disaster. Told through a stunning mix of Carl’s 16mm archive footage, well-crafted re-enactments and state-of-the-art aerial photography, Sunshine Superman will leave you breathless and inspired.

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  CHOCOLATE CITY 

Chocolate City Movie PosterWelcome to Chocolate City, where the music is hot, the mood is magical, and the exotic male dancers are simply delicious. Women go wild as these toned, talented men make fantasies come true … and the arrival of a young, new exotic dancer (Robert Ri’chard) has the spot sizzling like never before. At home, he is Michael, an inner city college student struggling to help his mother (Vivica A. Fox) make ends meet. However, when his part time job doesn’t pay the bills, Michael begins to find success at a nightclub dancing as “Sexy Chocolate.” As the money starts rolling in, Michael must deal with the unexpected pressure of being the female clubgoers’ favorite flavor while hiding his new “job” from his mother and girlfriend. Co-starring Tyson Beckford and Michael Jai White, Chocolate City is a steamy, fun ride that has all the right moves.

 

COOTIES – Trailer

May 22nd, 2015

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film COOTIES. The movie is directed by David Gordon Green, starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer, Leigh Whannell, Nasim Pedrad, Ian Brennan and Jorgé Garcia.

COOTIES In Select Theaters & VOD on September 18

From the twisted minds of Leigh Whannell (co-creator of Saw and Insidious) and Ian Brennan (co-creator of “Glee”), COOTIES is a horror comedy with unexpected laughs and unapologetic thrills. When a cafeteria food virus turns elementary school children into killer zombies, a group of misfit teachers must band together to escape the playground carnage. The film stars Elijah Wood (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings), Rainn Wilson (“The Office”), and Alison Pill (“The Newsroom”) as teachers who fight to survive the mayhem while hilariously bickering in an uncomfortable love triangle on the worst Monday of their lives. COOTIES will be one of the debut releases of the newly-launched Lionsgate Premiere label, which will release the film on September 18th in select theaters and on demand.