3100: RUN AND BECOME Trailer

October 23rd, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film 3100: RUN AND BECOME. The film is directed by Sanjay Rawal.

3100: RUN AND BECOME opening October 26 in New York, and November 9 in Los Angeles

The documentary 3100: RUN AND BECOME is an uplifting, intimate portrait of endurance runners who push themselves to the edge of physical and mental collapse, as they endeavor to challenge the boundaries of impossibility. The story follows two runners who participate in the world’s longest race, the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. The 3100 promises personal expansion an elite group of participants come from around the world to shatter their limitations and discover a deeper sense of self. The small group of competitors gather to run a distance that approximates a US cross-country run — a total of 3,100 miles in 52 straight days. The film simultaneously follows heroic aspirants from three different cultures whose own narratives parallel that of the 3100 runners. They all run – not for glory, but for spiritual enlightenment, universal oneness… or because they simply have the responsibility to run.

RUPERT FRIEND SET TO STAR IN WILLIAM BRENT BELL’S SEPARATION

October 23rd, 2018

Rupert Friend will star in Separation, directed by William Brent Bell and written by Nick Amadeus and Joshua Braun. The film is produced by Bell together with Yale Productions’ Jordan Yale Levine, Jordan Beckerman, Russ Posternak and Jesse Korman, and RainMaker’s Clay Pecorin and Russell Geyser. Executive producers are Seth Posternak and Dennis Rice. Yale Productions’ Jon Keeyes serves as a Co-Producer.

Equally inspired by iconic family drama Kramer vs Kramer and contemporary supernatural thrillers like The Sixth Sense and Mama, SEPARATION explores the horrifying consequences of divorce like no film before. Additional casting and story details will be announced at a later date.

“As soon as I read Nick and Josh’s script I knew I found my next project,” commented Bell. “It blends emotional, relatable family drama with edge-of-your-seat scares and Rupert is the ideal actor to bring both aspects to life.”

Producer Jordan Yale Levine added, “Brent’s a visionary filmmaker and we’ve been eager to work together for years. We could not be more excited to bring his vision to life on the big screen with Rupert leading the way.”

One of today’s most accomplished, in-demand genre filmmakers, William Brent Bell is most known for his smash hit horror films The Boy, which was released by STX and grossed $65M at the worldwide box office and The Devil Inside, released by Paramount with worldwide box office exceeding $100M. Bell is repped by ICM Partners.

Emmy nominee Rupert Friend is best known for his portrayal of ‘Peter Quinn’ in Showtime’s acclaimed series HOMELAND. This year, Friend has co-starred in a trio of projects including Armando Ianucci’s DEATH OF STALIN for IFC Films, David Lowery’s series STRANGE ANGEL for CBS All Access, and in Paul Feig’s A SIMPLE FAVOR for Lionsgate. Next month, he stars opposite Willem Dafoe in AT ETERNITY’S GATE for director Julian Schnabel, which premiered at the Venice International Film Festival. Other notable credits include David MacKenzie’s STARRED UP which was nominated for eight British Independent Film Awards, including one for Best Supporting Actor for Friend; HITMAN: AGENT 47 as the title character for 20th Century Fox; THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PAJAMAS with Vera Farmiga and David Thewlis; Stephen Frears’ CHERI opposite Michelle Pfeiffer; Jean-Marc Vallee’s THE YOUNG VICTORIA opposite Emily Blunt; Joe Wright’s PRIDE & PREJUDICE, and THE LIBERTINE opposite Johnny Depp and John Malkovich for which Friend was nominated by the British Independent Film Awards as “Best Newcomer” for his first professional role. Friend is repped by CAA.

Production will commence in New York in November.

On Blu-ray and DVD October 23, 2018

October 23rd, 2018

SORRY TO BOTHER YOU


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Expect the unexpected in hip-hop artist Boots Riley’s directorial and screenwriting debut, Sorry to Bother You – an outrageously surreal look at capitalism, corporate greed, and fractured workplace dynamics. In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, California, struggling telemarketer Cassius Green (Lakeith Stanfield) discovers a magical key to professional success, which propels him into a macabre universe.

Release Date: October 23, 2018

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MAMMA MIA HERE WE GO AGAIN


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Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) and Academy Award-winners Nicole Kidman (The Hours) and Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich) star in this intense thriller that explores the murky boundaries between justice and revenge. A tight-knit team of investigators — Ray (Ejiofor), Jess (Roberts) and their supervisor Claire (Kidman) — is torn apart when Jess’s teenage daughter is brutally and inexplicably murdered. After obsessively searching for the elusive killer every day for 13 years, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain will resolve the case. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.

Release Date: October 23, 2018

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THE PRODIGY Trailer

October 23rd, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film THE PRODIGY. The film is directed by Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At Devil’s Door), starring Taylor Schilling (“Orange Is the New Black”), Jackson Robert Scott (It, AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”), Peter Mooney (“Burden of Truth,” “Rookie Blue”), Colm Feore (Thor, Pearl Harbor).

THE PRODIGY
In theaters nationwide February 8, 2019

In her much-anticipated foray into the horror-thriller genre, Taylor Schilling stars in THE PRODIGY as Sarah, a mother whose young son Miles’ disturbing behavior signals that an evil, possibly supernatural force has overtaken him. Fearing for her family’s safety, Sarah must grapple with her maternal instinct to love and protect Miles in favor of investigating what – or who – is causing his dark turn. She is forced to look for answers in the past, taking the audience on a wild ride; one where the line between perception and reality remains blurry.

ESCAPE ROOM Trailer

October 21st, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “ESCAPE ROOM.” The film is directed by Adam Robitel. Starring Tyler Labine, Deborah Ann Woll, Taylor Russell.

Release Date: January 4, 2019

Escape Room is a psychological thriller about six strangers who find themselves in circumstances beyond their control and must use their wits to find the clues or die.

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES VICTOR KOSSAKOSVKY’S AQUARELA

October 19th, 2018

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that it has acquired all rights in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America, Scandinavia, South Africa, and India from Participant Media to Victor Kossakosvky’s AQUARELA. The film had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and also screened at the London Film Festival.

AQUARELA takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Filmed at a rare 96 frames-per-second, the film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angels Falls, water is AQUARELA’s main character, with director Victor Kossakovsky capturing her many personalities in startling visual detail.

“For me, AQUARELA represents a personal journey that encapsulates every possible emotion – from joy and ecstasy to angst and awe – providing a unique lens that allows audiences to develop a deeper connection to the beauty and power of water in all its forms,” Kossakovsky said. “I am deeply grateful and excited to be working with Sony Classics; their track record for bringing thought-provoking and inspiring films like AQUARELA is unparalleled.”

Said Sony Pictures Classics, “Victor Kossakosvky has created a mind-blowing experience on screen at 96 frames-per-second with AQUARELA and we are excited to share this powerful film and its message with audiences.”

“AQUARELA is raw cinematic ambition brought to life by the extraordinarily talented Victor Kossakovsky,” said Diane Weyermann, President of Documentary Film & Television for Participant Media. “An immersive experience, the film captures for audiences both the visceral and poetic power of our planet’s most precious element, water. We are thrilled to join forces with Tom and Michael and the whole team at Sony Classics in bringing this exquisite film to audiences worldwide.”

The film reunites Michael Barker and Tom Bernard with Participant Media after having previously collaborated on last year’s Academy Award®-winner for Best Foreign Language Film, A FANTASTIC WOMAN, NO and documentaries MERCHANTS OF DOUBT, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE and JIMMY CARTER MAN FROM PLAINS.

The film is presented by Sony Pictures Classics and Participant Media together with Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Creative Scotland, BFI, Deutscher Filmförderfonds – DFFF, Medienboard Berlin – Brandenburg and Danish Film Institute, in association with Cactus World Films, a Ma.ja.de Film, Aconite and Danish Documentary production, in co-production with Louverture Films and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg in association with ARTE and Rio Negro Producciones and Ánorâk Film. AQUARELA received additional financial support from Sundance Film Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, The Government of Greenland, Eurimages and RBB TV. Endeavor Content and Lionsgate International are handling international sales.

AQUARELA is a UK, German and Danish production, directed by Kossakovsky, produced by Aimara Reques, Heino Deckert and Sigrid Dyekjær, and co-produced by Joslyn Barnes, Susan Rockefeller, Emile Hertling Péronard. Executive Producers included Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Mark Thomas, Isabel Davis, Sawsan Asfari, Maya Sanbar, Madge Bray, Matthias Ehrenberg and Frank Lehmann.

The deal was negotiated between Sony Pictures Classics and Endeavor Content on behalf of Participant Media.

Sony Pictures Classics is planning a 2019 release.

20th Century Fox’s and Regency Enterprises’ Epic Rock and Roll Bio-Pic Bohemian Rhapsody to be Released on ScreenX

October 19th, 2018

CJ 4DPLEX, 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises announced today that the epic rock and roll bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody is coming to theaters in the ScreenX format. The film, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, portrayed by Rami Malek, will be released worldwide beginning on October 24, 2018 in the UK.

Bohemian Rhapsody is the second 20th Century Fox film to be released in panoramic, 270-degree premium cinema format. The first, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, was a global success, leading to a continuing partnership between 20th Century Fox and ScreenX.

In the past year, ScreenX has seen a surge in the number of ScreenX installed auditoriums, which have grown to 164, a more than 30% increase year-over-year. Additional screens are expected launch across China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, France, Turkey, and the Middle East in the coming months, expanding the current total number of screens by more than 40% by the end of 2018. This includes the recently announced expansion plan with Cineworld Group in opening 100 locations across the U.S. and Europe.

“Bohemian Rhapsody is the perfect film for moviegoers to immerse themselves in the full potential of ScreenX. Audience members will experience the thrill of being in the crowd, singing along to the legendary Queen’s greatest hits and relive some of the most famous moments in rock and roll history,” said Byung Hwan Choi, CEO, CJ 4DPLEX. “We are thrilled to partner with 20th Century Fox in bringing this experience to audiences in our newest cinematic experience.”

“We are excited to partner with ScreenX once again to offer theatergoers a completely unique viewing experience for Bohemian Rhapsody. Audiences will feel as if they are along for the journey with Queen and front row at the historic performance of Freddie Mercury leading the crowd at Live Aid” said Andrew Cripps, President of International Film Distribution, 20th Century Fox. “We look forward to yet another successful release with ScreenX and to bring more one-of-a-kind filmgoing experiences to audiences worldwide.”

Audience members will be able to witness the rise of Queen, fronted by the dazzling Freddie Mercury, and the performances of the band’s iconic hits – “Bohemian Rhapsody”, “We Will Rock You”, and “We Are The Champions” – to name a few – expanded onto a three-panel screen. Performance footages ranging from smaller scale intimate venues to the global Live Aid event at Wembley Stadium will receive the ScreenX treatment, allowing a more immersive, first-hand viewing experience of the film’s selected ScreenX scenes. Theater audiences will be surrounded by expanded footages of roaring crowds on the side panels (‘the wings’) with Queen on the main screen belting out beloved hits for a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience.

EVIL COMES HOME AS PRODUCTION BEGINS ON THE NEXT TERRIFYING CHAPTER IN NEW LINE CINEMA’S ANNABELLE SERIES

October 19th, 2018

Principal photography is underway on the third installment of New Line Cinema’s hugely successful “Annabelle” films, starring the infamous sinister doll from the “Conjuring” universe. Screenwriter Gary Dauberman (“The Nun,” “IT” films, “Annabelle” films) helms his first feature in the $1.5 billion “Conjuring” franchise. The new horror film is once again being produced by “Conjuring” universe creator James Wan through his Atomic Monster production company, and by Peter Safran, who has produced all the films, through The Safran Company.

Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her “safely” behind sacred glass and enlisting a priest’s holy blessing. But an unholy night of horror awaits as Annabelle awakens the evil spirits in the room, who all set their sights on a new target—the Warrens’ ten-year-old daughter, Judy, and her friends.

The film stars McKenna Grace (TV’s “The Haunting of Hill House,” “Gifted,” upcoming “Captain Marvel”) as Judy; Madison Iseman (“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween”) as her babysitter, Mary Ellen; and Katie Sarife (TV’s “Youth and Consequences” and “Supernatural”) as troubled friend Daniela; with Patrick Wilson (“The Conjuring” and “Insidious” films, upcoming “Aquaman”) and Vera Farmiga (“The Conjuring” films, upcoming “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” TV’s “Bates Motel”) reprising their roles as Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Dauberman also wrote the screenplay from a story by Wan & Dauberman. The executive producers are Michael Clear and Michelle Morrissey. Dauberman’s behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Michael Burgess (upcoming “The Curse of La Llorona”), production designer Jennifer Spence (“Annabelle Creation,” “The Nun”), and costume designer Leah Butler (“Annabelle Creation”).

From New Line Cinema, the film is set to open in theatres July 3, 2019 and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures.

THE PRODIGY Poster

October 19th, 2018

Here is the poster from the upcoming film THE PRODIGY. The film is directed by Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact, At Devil’s Door), starring Taylor Schilling (“Orange Is the New Black”), Jackson Robert Scott (It, AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”), Peter Mooney (“Burden of Truth,” “Rookie Blue”), Colm Feore (Thor, Pearl Harbor).

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In theaters nationwide February 8, 2019



A mother concerned about her young son’s disturbing behavior thinks something supernatural may be affecting him.

In Theaters October 19, 2018

October 19th, 2018

HALLOWEEN 

HALLOWEEN Release PosterJamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

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  MID90s  

 MID90s   Release PosterIn 1990s Los Angeles, 13-year-old Stevie spends his summer navigating between a troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop.

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  CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME  

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME  Release PosterMelissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant)

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  WHAT THEY HAD  

WHAT THEY HAD  Release PosterFrom first-time writer/director Elizabeth Chomko, WHAT THEY HAD centers on a family in crisis. Bridget (Hilary Swank) returns home to Chicago at her brother’s (Michael Shannon) urging to deal with her ailing mother (Blythe Danner) and her father’s (Robert Forster) reluctance to let go of their life together.

 

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  FAIL STATE 

FAIL STATE Release PosterExecutive produced by news legend Dan Rather, Fail State investigates the dark side of American higher education, chronicling the decades of policy decisions in Washington, D.C. that have given rise to a powerful and highly-predatory for-profit college industry.

With echoes of the subprime mortgage crisis, the film lays bare how for-profit colleges exploit millions of low-income and minority students, leaving them with worthless degrees and drowning in student loan debt. Director Alexander Shebanow traces the rise, fall, and resurgence of the for-profit college industry, revealing its Wall Street Backing and the lawmakers enabling widespread fraud and abuse in American higher education.

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TRANSFORMER 

 TRANSFORMER Release Poster In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. The reaction was universal: her sponsors abandoned her, she was disowned by her parents, banned from competing, and she changed her name to “Janae”. This film follows Janae as she attempts to find her place in society.

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  REACH 

REACH Release Poster A socially awkward band geek, Steven Turano, divulges to a pro-suicide support group that he’s planning on killing himself. He’s picked on by former childhood friend and school bully, Nick Perkins, and his widowed father, officer Turano, for whom he harbors a deep resentment over his mother’s passing. However, when Clarence, the new quirky kid in school, befriends him, Steven’s plans are side tracked and he reaches beyond his comfort zone forming stronger relationships with his father, friends, and teachers. Reach out, save a life. The power of kindness!

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ON HER SHOULDERS  

ON HER SHOULDERS Release PosterTwenty-three-year-old Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach (FRAME BY FRAME) follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life.

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  HIGH VOLTAGE  

HIGH VOLTAGE Release PosterA struggling rock band, led by washed-out rock star Jimmy Kleen (Arquette), strikes a deal with cynical record executive Rick (Wilson). Things take a sinister turn when the band’s lead singer, Rachel (Gonino), and her controlling stage mother, Barb (Reeves) both get struck by lightning and killed. Rachel is brought back to life, but she is different than before: confident, sexy, with an irresistible stage presence. Lightning courses through her veins and she uses her new supernatural electrical powers to drain the life from men and turn it into electrifying stage performances. Her bandmates, including guitarist Scott (Donowho), discover her dark secret, and have to decide just how far are they are willing to let her go to help them succeed. As Jimmy says, “You can’t have rock n’ roll without electricity.”

 

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  THE GUILTY 

THE GUILTY Release PosterWhen police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Asger, confined to the police station, is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of the crime slowly becomes more clear. The search to find the missing woman and her assailant will take every bit of his intuition and skill, as a ticking clock and his own personal demons conspire against him. This innovative and unrelenting Danish thriller uses a single location to great effect, ratcheting up the tension as twists pile up and secrets are revealed. Director Gustav Möller expertly frames the increasingly messy proceedings against the clean Scandinavian sterility of the police department, while Cedergren’s strong performance anchors the film and places the audience squarely in Holm’s tragically flawed yet well-intentioned mindspace.

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