BREAKING GLASS ENTERS A HOUSE OF EVIL

February 20th, 2018

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired US rights to the retro, haunted house horror feature HOUSE OF EVIL. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in October in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Frederic Demy of The Story Forge, LTD.

Described as a film that brings “a perfect blend of old school and modern horror” (Horrorscreams Videovault) which “builds to a satisfying climax that wraps itself contentedly in its Italian roots.” (The Schlock Pit), HOUSE OF EVIL was an official selection at the Ferrara Film Festival and the Italian New Horror Film Festival. The film stars Andrew Harwood Mills (Retribution, Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead), Lucy Drive (Dead End, Cassette, Outside Bet), and Désirée Giorgetti (Alaska).

Based on true events, HOUSE OF EVIL follows a young couple who, in the 1970s, move into a large, remote house in the countryside with hopes of starting a family. However, it’s not long before they are menaced by ghosts and a darker demonic presence.

“House of Evil is a true homage to classic Italian horror cinema”, said Wolff. “The film is a welcome addition to our genre library.”

HOUSE OF EVIL will arrive on May 8 on DVD and VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Xbox, PlayStation, Vudu, Fandango, and through local cable/satellite providers.

On DVD and Blu-ray February 20, 2018

February 19th, 2018

DADDY’S HOME 2


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When it comes to raising their kids, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) finally have this co-parenting thing down. That is, until Dusty’s macho dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s sweet-natured father (John Lithgow) come to town, throwing the whole family into complete chaos. As old rivalries create new problems, Dusty and Brad’s partnership is put to the ultimate test in this hilarious and heartwarming comedy that gives new meaning to the term ‘blended family.’

Release Date: February 20, 2018

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SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME


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Based on The New York Times best-selling book, and recipient of the Dove Foundation seal of approval for ages 12+, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME follows successful art dealer Ron Hall (Greg Kinnear, Heaven Is For Real) and his wife Debbie (Renée Zellweger, Bridget Jones’s Diary), who seemingly have the perfect life. But when their faith and family are tested, an unlikely bond with a homeless drifter (Djimon Hounsou, Blood Diamond) leads them on a remarkable journey that forges an everlasting friendship. “Loaded with surprising twists and turns” (Jim Ferguson, KGUN9 ABC Tucson), SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME shows how a simple act of kindness can change everything.

Release Date: February 20, 2018

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THE STAR


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The heartwarming animated comedy follows a small but brave donkey named Bo (voiced by Steven Yeun, “The Walking Dead”), who yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth (voiced by Aidy Bryant, “Saturday Night Live”), a lovable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave (voiced by Keegan-Michael Key, Friends From College), a dove with lofty aspirations, along with three wisecracking camels voiced by Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”), Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey. Bo and his new friends follow the star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told.

Release Date: February 20, 2018

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FATHER FIGURES – Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Release Date

February 19th, 2018

You don’t want to miss this cast when “Father Figures” arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. “Father Figures” marks the directorial debut of veteran cinematographer Lawrence Sher (“The Hangover” films).

Own it Early on Digital on March 20
Blu-ray & DVD debuts on April 3

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“Father Figures” Blu-ray Combo Pack contain the following special features:

· Deleted Scenes

· Hilarious Gag Reel

“Father Figures” DVD containing the following special feature:

· Deleted Scenes

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THE RIOT AND THE DANCE – Trailer

February 18th, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film THE RIOT AND THE DANCE. The film is directed by N.D. Wilson.

The Riot and The Dance will be released in select theaters on March 19.

Join in the glorious uproar of creation with The Riot and the Dance, a boisterous new nature documentary featuring a biologist who was once told he would never succeed if he kept blabbing about all that silly Creator-creature nonsense. Now you can follow along with Dr. Gordon Wilson as he traverses our planet, basking in God’s masterpieces. Whether he’s catching wildlife in his own back yard or in the jungles of Sri Lanka, Dr. Wilson celebrates God’s creatures in all shapes, sizes and species. (Yeah, he was bitten, but not by the cobra.)

Showstopping footage and powerful narration will open your eyes to the extraordinary glory found all over the animal kingdom. From leopards and langurs to vipers and elephants and beyond, The Riot and the Dance is a cinematic celebration that you won’t want to miss.



Film Mode Entertainment’s THE HARROWING Makes 2018 World Premiere Screening in Berlin

February 18th, 2018

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment presents the World Market Premiere screening and EFM debut of their newest thriller THE HARROWING in Berlin. The world premiere screening will take place on Friday, February 18th at 11:05 AM at dffb-Kino.

Written and directed by veteran horror director JON KEEYES (AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, FALL DOWN DEAD), the film stars the legendary MICHAEL IRONSIDE (TOTAL RECALL, SCANNERS), who among being nominated for almost a dozen awards, has become widely known for his depiction of fearsome villains in this genre.

The cast is further bolstered by MATTHEW TOMPKINS (SICARIO), and ARNOLD VOSLOO (THE MUMMY, G.I. JOE). The premiere screening in Berlin takes place on February 18th.

“We’re thrilled to screen THE HARROWING to distributors and audiences for the very first time in Berlin.” Said Epstein. “Horror and thriller fans are in for the ride of their lives with THE HARROWING – a gripping, mind-bending, nail-biter of a film that has a great deal of worldwide commercial appeal with the recent success of the genre.”

Garnering over $733 million in ticket sales in 2017, the biggest box office year ever for horror, THE HARROWING is a perfect addition to the marketplace.

The horror/thriller follows a Vice Detective (TOMPKINS), who is wrongly accused of the ritualistic murder of his best friend. Bent on finding the truth, he is plunged into Hell when he goes undercover and discovers the truth behind a demonic myth.

Jon Keeyes, Director: “As a life long genre fan, The Harrowing is a movie that is going to get audiences excited across the world. We’ve carefully crafted an intelligent, suspenseful, tense thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats while driving them down a road of psychological twists and turns. Right out of the gate, we pull them in with an explosive opening sequence, and then keep them guessing as the mystery unfolds until we blow their minds in the final moments. Being able to construct such an intricate puzzle like this – that is both entertaining and thought provoking – has been a joy.”

Matthew Tompkins, Producer: “The Harrowing is carefully constructed to be a powerful synergy of elements that make it one of those rare ‘elevated’ genre films with true crossover appeal to a wide variety of hardcore fans…The film is a potent mix of horror and supernatural elements that underpin a very smart, disturbing, and complicated psychological thriller…the idea of being able to drive the narrative utilizing all of these things, to truly pull that off, from both a commercial and artistic perspective, was a fantastic opportunity for us as Filmmakers.”

BROKEN GHOST Scares Up an World Premiere Screening in Berlin

February 17th, 2018

Clay Epstein’s Film Mode Entertainment announces the acquisition and world market premiere screening of BROKEN GHOST, a new and captivating story of one girl’s struggle with bullies and her rise to confront her demons, starring SCOTTIE THOMPSON (DEAD ON ARRIVAL, SKYLINE, STAR TREK).

The world market premiere screening of BROKEN GHOST took place on Friday, February 16th at 2:25 PM in CinemaxX18. Encore screenings to follow and by appointment with Film Mode Entertainment.

Directed by the prolific RICHARD GRAY (THE LOOKALIKE, SUGAR MOUNTAIN), BROKEN GHOST focuses on a family desperate to leave behind their past secrets for a fresh start in a small town.

The talented female-driven cast is further bolstered by NICK FARNELL (SUGAR MOUNTAIN, THE MULE), DEVON BAGBY (RAY DONOVAN) and introducing AUTRY HAYDON-WILSON.

“The entire Film Mode Entertainment team is thrilled to be working with Richie Gray again on another captivating film that raises the genre bar to the next level.” Said Epstein. “With his keen sense of taught storytelling and perfectly placed scares, we are looking forward to brining this spectacular commercially driven film to audiences around the world.”

Desperate for a new life, Imogen (HAYDON-WILSON) and her family move to Montana in an attempt to escape a secretive past from the big city. Eager to make a new life for herself, Imogen must overcome new tormentors, old secrets, and a strange presence in the attic. In one girl’s fight to rise up, this family eventually discovers that the ghosts of their pasts are not the only ones they have to deal with.

“It’s great to be working with Clay and the Film Mode Entertainment team once again,” said Gray. “I was so taken by the originality of the powerfully female-driven script and Imogen’s story of rising above harrowing bullying and depression. The entire story took hold of me and it became clear we had to be able to tell it on such a large canvas. We all fell in love with Montana, and we all love ghost stories, yet the combination of both the haunted and human elements of BROKEN GHOST are what dragged the filmmaking team in and continue to do so.”

In Theaters February 16, 2018

February 16th, 2018

   THE PARTY

THE PARTY Release Poster In Sally Potter’s new dark comedy THE PARTY, Janet (Kristin Scott Thomas) is hosting an intimate gathering of friends in her London home to celebrate her political ascension, while her husband, Bill (Timothy Spall), seems preoccupied. Janet’s acerbic best friend, April (Patricia Clarkson), arrives and others follow, some with their own dramatic news to share, but an announcement by Bill provokes a series of revelations that gradually unravel the sophisticated soiree, and a night that began with champagne may end with gunplay.

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  BLACK PANTHER

BLACK PANTHER Release PosterMarvel Studios’ “Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king. But when a powerful old enemy reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king-and Black Panther-is tested when he is drawn into a formidable conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his
foes and secure the safety of his people and their way of life.

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  EARLY MAN 

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Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, EARLY MAN tells the story of how one brave caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day!

  

 
 

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  LOVELESS 

LOVELESS Release PosterZhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alexey. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alexey disappears..

 

  

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  NOSTALGIA 

NOSTALGIA Release PosterA mosaic of stories about love and loss, Nostalgia explores our relationships to the objects, artifacts, and memories that shape our lives.

  

  

  

  

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  SAMSON 

SAMSON Release PosterSAMSON is based on the powerful, biblical epic of a champion chosen by God to deliver Israel. His supernatural strength and impulsive decisions quickly pit him against the oppressive Philistine empire. After being betrayed by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress, Samson is captured and blinded by his enemies. Samson calls upon his God once more for supernatural strength and turns imprisonment and blindness into final victory.

 

  

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  DETECTIVE CHINATOWN 2 

DETECTIVE CHINATOWN 2 Release PosterWhen the case of New York Chinatown godfather Uncle Qi’s missing son turns into a murder investigation, the detective duo Tang and Qin team up again to hunt down the killer—this time with some help from the International Detective Alliance.

  

  

“Hosea” Now Filming in Oklahoma

February 15th, 2018

Hosea Productions, in association with Small Group Films and the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), is pleased to announce the start of production in Oklahoma City for the feature film “Hosea”.

“Hosea” is a drama written and directed by Ryan Daniel Dobson (“The Romantics”) and produced by Suzanne Watson (“The Office”) and Avril Z. Speaks (“Jinn”). The film stars Camille Rowe (“Rock’n Roll”), Avi Nash (“The Walking Dead”), Josh Pence (“La La Land”), Patrick Cavanaugh (“Mad Men”) and Oklahoma’s very own Tim Fall (“Salem”).

The film, which is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, has begun principal photography in Oklahoma City. Additional photography is scheduled to occur in the surrounding region with the production scheduled to conclude filming in March.

“Ever since moving to Oklahoma for college, I have been entranced by the raw beauty of this state. From the dark red clay to the enormous cumulus clouds, there is a sense of visual drama here that would excite any filmmaker,” said Writer/Director Ryan Daniel Dobson. “The initial inspiration for this film came to me as part of my theological studies at Southern Nazarene University and while teaching at Casady School, so it seemed only right to film the movie where the idea was born!”

“Hosea” tells the story of a young call girl who is given the opportunity to lead a different kind of life when she discovers that her childhood sweetheart has moved back to town. But their relationship is put to the test in the face of substance abuse, mental illness and the messiness of true love. In the midst of that darkness, she must fight to gain a sense of self-worth and acceptance by believing there is good inside of her.

Producer Suzanne Watson also has strong ties to Oklahoma, having been raised in Tulsa. “When I was a little girl growing up in Oklahoma, I dreamed of moving to Hollywood to make movies,” said Watson. “It’s been fun to see my life come full circle and be able to bring this very special production back to my home state to be filmed! The opportunity of filming ‘Hosea’ in Oklahoma City would not have been possible without the support of OF+MO and the incredibly hardworking crew base Oklahoma provides.”

“There is value in Oklahoma natives and expatriates returning home to create and invest in both our state’s indigenous film industry and overall economy,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “Ryan and Suzanne’s decision to bring their film ‘home’ speaks volumes to the effectiveness of the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program as it provides more job opportunities for our local film industry members and continues the growth of our infrastructure.”

“THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI” CROSSES $100 MILLION WORLDWIDE BOX OFFICE GROSS

February 15th, 2018

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Steve Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that Martin McDonagh’s Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe-winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, financed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Film4, crossed $100 million in worldwide gross on Monday, February 12, 2018. The film has amassed over $45 million in U.S. box office since it began its platform release November 10, 2017, with a widest release of 1726 theaters across the country on February 2, 2018. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture and 9 BAFTA Awards including Best Film, Three Billboards is currently the 12th highest-grossing domestic release in Fox Searchlight history. As of next week, Three Billboards is expected to become the studio’s 10th highest-grossing domestic release.

Released on January 12, 2018 in the United Kingdom, Three Billboards has already collected over $14 million in receipts there, and has added robust returns from Australia of nearly $7 million and Spain, where the film has passed $5 million. Globally, Three Billboards has passed the worldwide total for Academy Award-winning Best Picture Birdman ($103 million).

After its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival last fall,Three Billboards has received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson), Best Original Screenplay (Martin McDonagh), Best Original Score and Best Editing. Other major accolades garnered include Best Ensemble, Best Actress (Frances McDormand) and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) from The Screen Actors’ Guild and Best Ensemble, Best Actress (Frances McDormand), and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) from the Broadcast Film Critics. In January, the film won Best Picture, Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) and Best Screenplay (Martin McDonagh) at the Golden Globe Awards. The film has won seven audience awards including Toronto’s Grolsch People’s Choice Award. It recently won Best Film from the London Film Critics Circle.

“Three Billboards has been embraced by audiences around the world and its universal themes, well-served by exceptional filmmaking and performances, have furthered dialogue on important issues,” said Utley and Gilula.

Daniel Battsek, Director of Film4 said, “Martin has crafted a unique universe of emotions, issues, comedy and drama and inspired career-high performances from his talented cast. Crossing this box office milestone shows how the film has captured the zeitgeist across the globe.”

McDonagh is currently receiving rave reviews for the sold-out run of Hangmen at Atlantic Theater Company in Manhattan. His acclaimed stage work has received four Tony Award nominations and three Olivier Awards. McDonagh won an Academy Award in 2005 for his Live Action Sh

UP IN SMOKE 40th anniversary- Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Release Date

February 15th, 2018

Fire up the home entertainment system and call your buds because the ultimate stoner comedy is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The high-larious cannabis cultural epic breakthrough UP IN SMOKE will “… grab you by the poo poo” all over again when it arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD April 10, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. A special Deluxe Collector’s Edition, pairing the Blu-ray with the original soundtrack on CD and VINYL LP in deluxe packaging, will arrive the following week on 4/20 from Rhino, featuring a newly recorded “2018 version” of the title song “Up In Smoke.”

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Blu-ray

  • Feature film in high definition
  • Commentary by Cheech Marin and director Lou Adler
  • How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40—NEW!
  • Roach Clips with Optional Commentary (deleted scenes)
  • Lighting It Up: A Look Back at Up In Smoke
  • “Earache My Eye” featuring Alice Bowie: Animated Music Video
  • Cheech & Chong’s “The Man Song”
  • Vintage Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • DVD

  • Feature film in standard definition
  • Commentary by Cheech Marin and director Lou Adler
  • How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40—NEW!
  • Roach Clips with Optional Commentary (deleted scenes)
  • Lighting It Up: A Look Back at Up In Smoke
  • “Earache My Eye” featuring Alice Bowie: Animated Music Video
  • Cheech & Chong’s “The Man Song”
  • Vintage Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • UP IN SMOKE 40th Anniversary Deluxe Collector’s Edition (Blu-Ray/CD/VINYL LP)

    The UP IN SMOKE Deluxe Collector’s Edition comes housed in a 12×12 six-panel gatefold package and is limited to 5,000 copies. The set features the Blu-ray detailed above as well as the following:

    CD

  • Original soundtrack album featuring classic Cheech & Chong songs like “Up In Smoke” and “Earache My Eye,” other music from the film, and audio clips from the film
  • Previously unreleased version of the song “Up In Smoke” with an additional Spanish verse by Cheech
  • “2018 version” of “Up In Smoke”
  • VINYL LP

  • Original soundtrack album on vinyl. Back in print for the first time since its initial release in 1978
  • Picture Disc

  • 7-inch picture disc of “Earache My Eye” b/w “Lost Due To Incompetence (Theme From A Big Green Van)” with an image of Cheech from the film on the A-side and the classic “YESCA” license plate image on the B-side
  • Extras

  • Oversized “Up In Smoke” usable rolling papers
  • 11×17 film poster with original, tagline “Don’t Go Straight To See This Movie”
  • Booklet with new essays by both Cheech Marin & Tommy Chong along with rare and unseen photos
  • UP IN SMOKE 40th Anniversary DVD

    The UP IN SMOKE single-disc DVD is presented in widescreen enhanced for 16:9 televisions with English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Mono Dolby Digital, Spanish Mono Dolby Digital and English Audio Description and English, French, and Spanish subtitles. The DVD includes the following:

  • Feature film in standard definition
  • Commentary by Cheech Marin and director Lou Adler
  • How Pedro Met the Man: Up In Smoke at 40—NEW!
  • Roach Clips with Optional Commentary (deleted scenes)
  • Lighting It Up: A Look Back at Up In Smoke
  • “Earache My Eye” featuring Alice Bowie: Animated Music Video
  • Cheech & Chong’s “The Man Song”
  • Vintage Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
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