In Theaters February 27, 2015

February 27th, 2015

  EVERLY 

Everly Movie PosterAn action/thriller centered on a woman who faces down assassins sent by her ex, a mob boss, while holed up in her apartment.

 

 

 

 

  FOCUS 

Focus Movie PosterWill Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of the trade, she gets too close for comfort and he abruptly breaks it off. Three years later, the former flame—now an accomplished femme fatale—shows up in Buenos Aires in the middle of the high stakes racecar circuit. In the midst of Nicky’s latest, very dangerous scheme, she throws his plans for a loop…and the consummate con man off his game.

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  MAPS TO THE STARS 

MAPS TO THE STARS Movie PosterMeet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13. 

Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town – mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha (Mia Wasikowska), just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with a limo driver (Robert Pattinson) and becomes personal assistant to unraveling actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother, Clarice (Sarah Gadon). But Agatha is on a quest for redemption – and even in this realm of the artificial, and the unearthly, she’s determined to find it, no matter what it takes.

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  THE SALVATION

THE SALVATION Movie PosterThe mighty Mads Mikkelsen unleashes a maelstrom of bloodshed in theWild West in this white-knuckle tale of revenge. When he lays waste to the scoundrels who killed his wife and son, a Danish ex-soldier (Mikkelsen) incurs the wrath of a sadistic gang leader hell-bent on hunting him down. Exploding with eye-popping action, dazzlingly dramatic frontier landscapes, and a smoldering performance by Eva Green, The Salvation is a rip-roaring, blood-spattered saga of sin and redemption.

 

  OUT OF THE DARK 

OUT OF THE DARK  Movie PosterSarah Harriman’s (Stiles) family has relocated from London to a small town in Colombia to take over her father’s business. Moving into a beautiful old home and having her father nearby, their new life in Santa Clara seems like a promising place to raise their young daughter Hannah. But Sarah and her husband, Paul (Speedman), soon learn of an ancient legend that haunts the town and has created a culture where ghosts have become the answer to anything that goes wrong.

As they settle into their new surroundings Hannah begins to act strangely, wandering off into the jungle as if following something, and suddenly falls ill. When Sarah and Paul begin to see disfigured ghost-like creatures around the house Hannah disappears, sending them on a frantic search to find her. As they delve deeper into the town’s superstitions they discover a shocking secret about their family and must uncover the truth in order to save their daughter.

 

  THE LAZARUS EFFECT
 

THE LAZARUS EFFECT Movie PosterFrom masters of horror Blumhouse Productions- producer of THE PURGE, INSIDIOUS and SINISTER franchises – THE LAZARUS EFFECT follows a group of researchers led by Frank (Mark Duplass) and his fiancée Zoe (Olivia Wilde,) who’ve achieved the unimaginable- bringing the dead back to life. After a successful, yet unsanctioned, trial on a newly deceased animal, the team is ready to unveil their breakthrough to the world. When the dean of their university learns of their underground experiments, their project is unexpectedly shut down and their materials confiscated.

Frank, Zoe and their team (Donald Glover, Sarah Bolger and Evan Peters) take matters into their own hands, launching a rogue attempt to recreate their experiment, during which things go terribly wrong and one of their own, Zoe, is horrifically killed. Fueled by terror and grief, Frank pushes them to do the unthinkable: attempt to resurrect their first human test subject.

Initially, the procedure appears a success, but the team soon realizes something is wrong with Zoe. As her strange new persona reveals itself, the team quickly becomes stuck in a gruesome reality. They are no longer faced with the question of whether they can bring someone back to life- but rather, the wrath of her return. 

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   ANA MARIA IN TELENOVELA LAND

ANA MARIA IN NOVELA LAND Movie PosterAna Maria in Novela Land is the fun-filled story of how one super fan, Ana Maria, switches places with her favorite telenovela star, Ariana Tomosa. Starring EDY GANEM (Devious Maids), in a breakout, dual role as both Ana Maria and Ariana Tomosa, the film centers around Ana Maria, a typical 20-something who is living life on her own terms but frustrating her family and friends all the while doing so. As she journeys inside a world of seemingly limitless opportunities in “Novela Land,” things get heated during a love affair with a wealthy businessman and his younger, sexy son. Meanwhile, Ariana is forced to deal with the harsh realities of living in Los Angeles with an over-protective but loving family. As each of these women navigate their new lives, they come to the realization that love and true faith in themselves is all they really needed to have the life they dreamed of.

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   ’71

71  Movie Poster’71 takes place over a single night in the life of a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.

 

 

   BLUEBIRD

Bluebird Movie PosterBLUEBIRD is a well-observed & striking debut about family, connectedness & consequences. Subtle, nuanced and absorbing, Lance Edmands’ directorial debut BLUEBIRD is a remarkable first feature and wise beyond his and its years… Beautifully lensed, beautifully acted, beautifully written, BLUEBIRD is a heartbreakingly beautiful film about the consequences of an ordinary life… Edmands’ new feature quickly finds its own footing and announces the arrival of a talented new independent filmmaker.”

 

 

Fourth Annual Sun Valley Film Festival Prepares For Launch

February 27th, 2015

The Sun Valley Film Festival, presented by Zions Bank, has announced new additions to its lineup for the fourth annual Festival, March 4-March 8, 2015, as preparations are being finalized for the event launch.

Actor Chris Cooper joins The Film Lab, via Skype, to discuss his latest work, Coming Through the Rye. Host, Michael Tully of Hammer To Nail, dissects the work-in-progress film with writer/director Jim Sadwith, producer Stan Erdreich, producer and Festival Executive Director, Teddy Grennan to fuel the discussion. Mr. Cooper plays J.D. Salinger in the true story about a boy who runs away from boarding school in 1969 to find the famous recluse in the New Hampshire woods. The Film Lab is a unique collaboration between Tito’s Handmade Vodka and SVFF.

Actor Scott Glenn and producer Travis Knox will be on hand for a Q & A after a special complimentary sneak peek screening of director Basil Owies’ thriller, The Barber. The life of a small town’s beloved barber (Glenn) is turned upside down by the arrival of a mysterious stranger. This special sneak-peek free festival film is Glenn’s second premiere at the Sun Valley Film Festival. Glenn is no stranger to thrillers. Known for his roles in Silence of the Lambs, The Bourne Identity series and The Hunt For Red October, Glenn has had a prolific acting career appearing alongside stars such as Denzel Washington, Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins and Robert De Niro.

Trevor Groth, Director of Programming for the Sundance Film Festival, has been added to the Coffee Talks lineup and will share his insights and experience. Mr. Groth joins previously announced Coffee Talkers Bill Paxton and Bruce Dern. The popular, free Coffee Talks are one of the Festival’s key signature programs and provide an intimate exchange between audiences and top industry insiders.

As announced, the festival will honor Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood with its inaugural Lifetime Vision Award. In addition to the special presentation to Mr. Eastwood, the 2015 Sun Valley Film Festival has added a 5th day of signature programming, and will screen more than 60-curated films followed by filmmakers Q&A sessions.

WELCOME TO ME – Trailer

February 27th, 2015

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film WELCOME TO ME . The film is directed by Shira Piven, starring Kristen Wiig, Wes Bentley, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Linda Cardellini.

Alchemy will release WELCOME TO ME in theaters May 1st

What happens when a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder wins the lottery? In the case of Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), she quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets. Also starring Wes Bentley, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Linda Cardellini.

EVERYTHING IS STILL AWESOME, AS ROB SCHRAB IS SET TO DIRECT “THE LEGO® MOVIE SEQUEL”

February 26th, 2015

Director Rob Schrab (TV’s “Community,” “The Mindy Project”) will mark his feature directorial debut overseeing construction on “The LEGO® Movie Sequel,” the eagerly awaited follow-up to the worldwide sensation “The LEGO Movie.” The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President of Creative Development and Worldwide Production, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who wrote and directed “The LEGO Movie,” are writing the new feature based on a story by Lord, Miller, Jared Stern and Michelle Morgan. In addition, Lord and Miller will serve as producers, alongside returning producers Dan Lin and Roy Lee.

Silverman stated, “‘The LEGO Movie’ captivated critics and audiences on a global scale with its irresistible blend of humor, imagination and fun. Warner Bros. is excited to build our relationship with The LEGO Group with this new adventure, and we join them in welcoming the multi-talented Rob Schrab to the LEGO family as he takes the helm of ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel.’”

In a joint statement, Lord and Miller said, “We are so excited to collaborate with Rob. He is a comedy genius, a visual savant, and we have been stalking him for years. No one works harder than Rob, and his aesthetic, combined with his sense of humor, bring a strong, unique, thoughtful, and passionately nerdy voice to this project. People who know him are slapping their foreheads today and saying, ‘Of course!’”

Schrab has recently directed episodes of such hit series as “Community,” “The Mindy Project” and “Parks and Recreation.” He also wrote, directed and executive produced “The Sarah Silverman Program,” for which he gained a WGA Award nomination. He previously earned a 2007 Annie Award nomination for Best Writing in an Animated Feature Production, for the Oscar-nominated comedy “Monster House.” In addition, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics, and received an additional nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for his work on the 81st Annual Academy Awards.

“The LEGO Movie Sequel” is another piece of the Studio’s growing LEGO film franchise, also including the upcoming “Ninjago,” slated for a September 23, 2016, release, and an as-yet-untitled BatmanTM LEGO feature, due out in May 2017.

LOVE & MERCY – Trailer

February 26th, 2015

Here is the second trailer from the upcoming film “LOVE & MERCY.” The film is directed by Bill Pohlad, starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks and Paul Giamatti.

LOVE & MERCY will open in theaters June 5, 2015

LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalog of Wilson’s music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at

DIVERSE CAST FOR “AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID” BRINGS SLICE OF TEEN LIFE TO THE BIG SCREEN

February 26th, 2015

Oh, the teen angst of those high school years! No matter how old you are, memories of high school, whether good or bad, seem to always linger. Well, “Bring It On” meets “Friday Night Lights” in the new flick “At the Top of the Pyramid” by Slamgate Productions in conjunction with the Mozell Entertainment Group. The film will hit theaters in limited theatrical release, beginning March 2015 including stops from March 4th-10th in NY at the AnthologyFilm Archives on 32nd and 2nd, in LA on March 7th at Cinemas in Baldwin Hills, and in Cincinnati March 15 at Rave Cinemas/ Cinemark Oakley Station before heading to On Demand, Pay-Per-View, cable television, and other digital platforms.

Directed by Lawrence Jordan, “At the Top of the Pyramid”, is an upbeat, action-packed dramedy about a group of teenagers who struggle with peer pressure and family issues while trying to find the courage to follow their own hearts. The character-driven film, infused with music, is a classic teen, coming-of-age film, complete with a diverse ensemble cast, introducing fresh faces Isaac J. Sullivan, Elle McLemore, Michael W. Peterson, and Jessica Luza, along with Dean Cain (“Hit the Floor,” “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”) and Steve Guttenberg (“Diner” and the “Police Academy” franchise).

The film is executive produced by Mark A. Peterson of Slamgate Productions and written and co-executive produced by Richard Willis Jr. of Mozell Entertainment Group. Karen T. Bolt served as a producer on this project as well. In consultation with producers, overseeing the distribution strategy for “At the Top of the Pyramid” is Regenerate Entertainment. The film made its world premiere at the 2014 Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles, grabbing nominations for acting and writing awards.

Another important person involved with the film is Lancelot Theobold, the lead choreographer and a supporting actor in the film. Lancelot has had the opportunity over the years to work with Nikki Blonsky from the movie “Hairspray” as well as performing artist development with Madison Beer (Scooter Braun/Justin Bieber) and Hip Hop artist Reyn – both artists have had music featured on MTV.

Music also serves as a supporting cast member with the soundtrack, infused with hip hop beats, compliments of rapper REYN, a Brooklyn-born artist with hip hop, R & B and folk and pop influences. In support of the film, Mo-Slam Music released two singles from the soundtrack – that is, “Spizzo” and “Supastar.” Mo-Slam Music is an independent music production label and record company, and a joint venture of Mozell Entertainment Group and Slamgate Productions.
Warm, but exciting, “At the Top of the Pyramid,” unfolds into an intense study of teenage social hierarchy, and the adults who dare to guide the teens through it all.

OUT TO WIN – Trailer

February 25th, 2015

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “OUT TO WIN.” The film is directed by Malcolm Ingram.

World Premiere at SXSW 2015.

Out to Win is a documentary film that serves as an overview and examination of lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and lesbian athletes from all over the world. Chronicling the present, framed within a historical context of those that came before, this film highlights the experiences of athletes who have fought and struggled, both in and out of the closet, to represent the LGBT community and their true selves. This film is told through the voices of pioneers, present day heroes, tomorrow’s superstars and the people who’ve helped them succeed. Featuring interviews with trailblazers including Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Jason Collins, Brittney Griner and more.

THE IMITATION GAME – DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital HD Release Date

February 25th, 2015

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the home entertainment release of THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, with Charles Dance, and Mark Strong; written by Graham Moore and directed by Morten Tyldum. Heralded as one of the top films of the year in nearly every major publication, the independently produced film has gone on to gross more than 150 million dollars worldwide, and received eight Academy Award® nominations including Best Picture, five Golden Globe® nominations, nine BAFTA nominations, and three Screen Actors Guild nominations. It won the Academy Award® for Adapted Screenplay, was named one of the Best Films of the Year by AFI, received the USC Libraries Scripter Award and was awarded Best Adapted Screenplay by the WGA. It will be available for digital download on March 20th before heading to DVD and Blu-Ray ™ with Digital HD on March 31, 2015.

The Imitation Game Blu-ray

THE IMITATION GAME is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 114 minutes. Blu-Ray™ and DVD special features include The Making of THE IMITATION GAME, deleted scenes and special commentary. The Blu-Ray™ will also include the exclusive “Q&A Highlights” special feature.

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INTO THE WOODS – BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DIGITAL HD AND DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE Release Date

February 25th, 2015

BRING HOME DISNEY’S INTO THE WOODS ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DIGITAL HD AND DISNEY MOVIES ANYWHERE (DMA) ON March 24, 2015

Includes An Exclusive, Never-Before-Seen Original Song “She’ll Be Back” Performance by Meryl Streep with Music By Stephen Sondheim and Lyrics by James Lapine

From the director of “Chicago” and the producer of “Wicked” comes a modern twist on the beloved fairy tales you thought you knew. Academy Award®-Winning actress Meryl Streep (Best Actress, The Iron Lady), leads an all-star cast in this enchanted adventure about daring to venture Into The Wood

Into the Woods Blu-ray

Digital HD/SD*, Blu-ray Combo Pack & Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA)
· Never-Before-Seen Sondheim Original Song: “She’ll Be Back”
Meryl Streep performs a compelling new song that sheds a little more light on the Witch’s relationship with Rapunzel. This never-before- seen composition was penned especially for this movie by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, and is seen here exclusively on Blu-ray and EHV. With introduction by Director Rob Marshall.

· There’s Something About The Woods
Journey into this mysterious forest to discover how this compelling, new musical was made. Meet Director Rob Marshall and his award-winning team of artists and craftspeople, see how the woods were brought to life…and what they represent to the story…and to all of us.

· The Cast As Good As Gold
Emily Blunt. Anna Kendrick. Chris Pine. James Corden. Johnny Depp. Meryl Streep. Meet the remarkable cast of this musical movie, and hear of their affinity for this Broadway classic.

· Deeper Into The Woods

Journey even further into the development of the film in these 4 segments
o From Stage To Screen
o Magic of the Woods
o Designing the Woods
o The Costumes of the Woods

· Filmmaker Commentary
Film commentary with Director Rob Marshall and Producer John DeLuca.

· Music & Lyrics
Get direct access to the musical song segments from the film, with optional sing-along lyrics.

· 5 Golden Eggs (Easter Eggs)
*Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer

DVD:
· Deeper Into The Woods
o Magic of the Woods

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HORRIBLE BOSSES 2 – Photo Gallery and Trailer

February 24th, 2015

To celebrate the release of “HORRIBLE BOSSES 2” on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and HD Digital Download today, here is the film’s trailer and a photo gallery.

Enjoy!

Photo Gallery



Trailer

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