DO YOU TRUST THIS COMPUTER? – Trailer

August 14th, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “DO YOU TRUST THIS COMPUTER?.” Directed by Chris Paine (Who Killed the Electric Car?, Revenge of the Electric Car). Featuring Interviews with James Barrat (Author, Our Final Invention),David Ferrucci (Lead Developer, IBM Watson),Sean Gourley (CEO, Primer), Hannes Grassegger (Economist / Journalist), Eric Horvitz (Director, Microsoft Research Lab), Rana el Kaliouby (Co-founder / CEO Affectiva), Elon Musk (Co-Founder and CEO of SpaceX, Tesla), Andrew Ng (Co-founder, Google Brain), Jonathan Nolan (Showrunner, HBO’s “Westworld”), Tim Urban (Writer, Wait but Why), Shivon Zilis (Project Director, Tesla, OpenAI, and Neuralink)

Opening this Friday, August 17 at Cinema Village in NY
On Digital on August 21

Science fiction has long anticipated the rise of machine intelligence. Today, a new generation of self-learning computers has begun to reshape every aspect of our lives. Incomprehensible amounts of data are being created, interpreted, and fed back to us in a tsunami of apps, personal assistants, smart devices, and targeted advertisements. Virtually every industry on earth is experiencing this transformation, from job automation, to medical diagnostics, even military operations. Do You Trust This Computer? explores the promises and perils of our new era. Will A.I. usher in an age of unprecedented potential, or prove to be our final invention?

PICK OF THE LITTER – Trailer

August 13th, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “PICK OF THE LITTER.” Directed by Dana Nachman and Don Hardy.

RELEASE DATE: August 31, 2018

PICK OF THE LITTER follows a litter of puppies from the moment they’re born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.

THE BOOKSHOP – Trailer

August 13th, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “THE BOOKSHOP.” Directed by Isabel Coixet, starring Emily Mortimer, Bill Nighy, and Patricia Clarkson.

Release Date: August 24, 2018

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence’s obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one? Based on Penelope Fitzgerald’s acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community.

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES RALPH FIENNES’ THE WHITE CROW

August 13th, 2018

Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Asia (excluding China, Japan, and Singapore), and Benelux from HanWay Films to Ralph Fiennes’ THE WHITE CROW. Based on the book Rudolf Nureyev: The Life by Julie Kavanaugh, the film is directed by Fiennes and written by Academy Award® nominated David Hare (THE HOURS, THE READER.) HanWay Films, who is handling worldwide sales, also co-financed the film together with BBC Films and Rogue Black.

World-class ballet performer Oleg Ivenko stars as Rudolf Nureyev, alongside Adèle Exarchopoulos (BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR) as Clara Saint, and Fiennes as the famous Russian ballet coach, Alexander Pushkin. The cast also includes dancer Sergei Polunin, Chulpan Khamatova, Olivier Rabourdin, Raphaël Personnaz, and Louis Hofmann.

THE WHITE CROW captures the raw physicality and brilliance of Rudolf Nureyev, whose escape to the West stunned the world at the height of the Cold War. With his magnetic presence, Nureyev emerged as ballet’s most famous star, a wild and beautiful dancer limited by the world of 1950s Leningrad. His flirtation with Western artists and ideas led him into a high-stakes game of cat and mouse with the KGB. The film offers a thrilling insight into Nureyev’s dangerous defection, masterminded by the dancer’s great friend, a 21-year-old Parisian, Clara Saint. In an astonishing finale at Le Bourget airport in Paris, THE WHITE CROW leaps to freedom, and in so doing defines his destiny.

The film reunites Michael Barker and Tom Bernard with Fiennes, who previously appeared in Sony Pictures Classics’ SPIDER, THE WHITE COUNTESS, and INVISIBLE WOMAN, the last of which he also directed.

“I’m really delighted to be reuniting with Michael Barker and Tom Bernard and the team at Sony Pictures Classics. It’s been a huge challenge to make this film and there’s no question that with their vast experience with such a wide range of films, SPC is the right home for THE WHITE CROW. It’s great news,” stated Ralph Fiennes.

Said Sony Pictures Classics, “Ralph Fiennes has fully captured the times and early life of Rudolph Nureyev in the most thrilling way possible with the pulsing energy of the man himself. Also, THE WHITE CROW is especially timely. From Nureyev’s rich life experience in Russia and Paris to his suspenseful defection to the West, we are immersed in an authentic story we’ve never seen before. This is one of those rare movies that crosses so many borders culturally as a satisfying entertainment. We look forward to bringing Ralph’s movie to the public.”

HanWay Films MD Gabrielle Stewart added, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Sony Pictures Classics on the film. They have loved the project from the very start and THE WHITE CROW has all the hallmarks of a high-quality SPC release.”

THE WHITE CROW was developed by BBC Films and Gabrielle Tana (THE DUCHESS, DANCER, PHILOMENA) who also produces with Carolyn Marks Blackwood through Magnolia Mae Films together with Fiennes through Lonely Dragon Productions, and François Ivernel (THE QUEEN, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE IRON LADY) through the French branch of his company, Montebello Productions. Artist and filmmaker Andrew Levitas (LULLABY, GEORGETOWN, THE ART OF GETTING BY) produces and finances through his companies Metalwork Pictures and Rogue Black respectively.

The deal was negotiated between Sony Pictures Classics and Gabrielle Stewart for HanWay Films, with whom SPC has worked on many films over the years, including A DANGEROUS METHOD and ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE.

THE GUILTY – Trailer

August 13th, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “THE GUILTY.” Directed by Gustav Möller, starring Jakob Cedergren.

Magnolia Pictures will release THE GUILTY in theaters October 19, 2018

When 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.

PARAMOUNT PLAYERS’ DORA THE EXPLORER FEATURE FILM COMMENCES PRODUCTION IN AUSTRALIA

August 10th, 2018



Photo Credit: Vince Valitutti © 2018 Paramount Players, a Division of Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

Paramount Players announced today that the motion picture adaptation of Nickelodeon’s Peabody Award-winning children’s animated series, Dora the Explorer, began principal photography on location in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, on Monday, August 6, 2018. The production, being directed by 11-time Emmy and four-time BAFTA nominee James Bobin (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, “Flight of the Conchords”) marks the lovable Latina character’s big screen debut (and first live-action adaptation on any platform) after fourteen seasons (2000-2014) and 172 episodes on Viacom’s enduring children’s cable network. The film is a Paramount Players and Nickelodeon production in association with Walden Media. The film is being supported by the Queensland Government via Screenland Queensland. Paramount will release the film on August 2, 2019.

Dora the Explorer stars Isabela Moner (Transformers: The Last Knight, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, Instant Family) in the film’s title role. Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents nothing could prepare Dora for the most dangerous adventure ever – High School. Always the explorer, Dora quickly finds herself leading Boots (her best friend, a monkey), Diego, and a rag tag group of teens on a live-action adventure to save her parents and solve the impossible mystery behind a lost Inca civilization.

Seventeen-year-old actress Moner is joined in the film by one of Mexico’s biggest stars, Eugenio Derbez (Overboard, Instructions Not Included, How to Be A Latin Lover), who plays Alejandro, a mysterious jungle inhabitant who tries to protect the teenagers from the marauders. The film also features big screen newcomer Micke Moreno (Escobar: Paradise Lost), in the role of cousin Diego; Nicholas Coombe (“Spy Kids: Mission Control,” Midnight Sun) as Randy, a fellow high schooler who develops an immediate crush on Dora; Madeleine Madden (Picnic at Hanging Rock,” “Tidelands”) as the school’s snooty class president, Sammy; and Academy Award® nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Amores Perros, Thor, The 33) as Dora’s grandma, Abuelita Valerie. Temuera Morrison (Green Lantern, Moana) will play the role of Powell. Additional key casting announcements are forthcoming.

The film is produced by Christopher Robin producer Kristin Burr, who is joined by longtime Bobin associate, executive producer John G. Scotti (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, Alice Through the Looking Glass) as well as executive producers Julia Pistor (The Spiderwick Chronicles, A Series of Unfortunate Events) and Eugenio Derbez.

Bobin has assembled a talented team behind the camera that also includes reunions with Oscar®-winning production designer Dan Hennah (Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, Alice Through the Looking Glass) and costume designer Rahel Afiley (The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, “Flight of the Conchords”). The pair will be joined by six-time Goya Award winning (and BAFTA nominated) cinematographer Javier Aguirresarobe, A.S.C. (Secretos del corazón, The Others, Blue Jasmine, Thor: Ragnarok), film editor Mark Everson (Paddington, Paddington 2) and BAFTA-nominated VFX supervisor Andy Brown (Black Panther, House of Flying Daggers, Moulin Rouge!)

Dora the Explorer will film entirely in Australia’s Gold Coast, in the state of Queensland on the continent’s east coast south of Brisbane. Village Roadshow Studios, where the production will headquarter, has been host to several major Hollywood movies in the last few years, including The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, The Shallows, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok and, most recently, DC’s Aquaman. In addition to designer Hennah’s stage builds, the production will utilize Queensland’s diverse landscape, notably tropical forests near Tamborine Mountain and Tallebudgera, to portray Dora’s jungle habitat.

In Theaters August 10, 2018

August 10th, 2018

  THE MEG   

THE MEG CUP  Release PosterA deep-sea submersible—part of an international undersea observation program—has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside. With time running out, expert deep sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (Jason Statham) is recruited by a visionary Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew—and the ocean itself—from this unstoppable threat: a pre-historic 75-foot-long shark known as the Megalodon. What no one could have imagined is that, years before, Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below…bringing him face to face once more with the greatest and largest predator of all time.

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BLACKKKLANSMAN 

BlacKkKlansman Release PosterFrom visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver), into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream. Produced by the team behind the Academy-Award® winning Get Out.

 

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   SLENDER MAN

SLENDER MAN Release PosterIn a small town in Massachusetts, four high school girls perform a ritual in an attempt to debunk the lore of SLENDER MAN. When one of the girls goes mysteriously missing, they begin to suspect that she is, in fact, HIS latest victim. 

 

 

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  DOG DAYS

DOG DAYS Release PosterFrom acclaimed production company LD Entertainment (The Zookeeper’s Wife, Jackie, and Megan Leavey) and Director Ken Marino comes Dog Days. Dog Days is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals around sunny Los Angeles. When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.

 

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  ELIZABETH HARVEST 

ELIZABETH HARVEST Release PosterNewlywed Elizabeth (Abbey Lee) arrives with her brilliant scientist husband Henry (Ciaran Hinds) to his magnificent estate, where he wows her with lavish dinners and a dazzling tour of the property. The house staff, Claire (Carla Gugino) and Oliver (Matthew Beard), treats her deferentially but she can’t shake the feeling something is off. Henry explains that everything in his world now belongs to her, all is for her to play in — all except for a locked-off room he forbids her from entering. When he goes away for business Elizabeth decides to investigate and finds she may not be who she thinks she is at all.  

 

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  SKATE KITCHEN  

SKATE KITCHEN  Release PosterIn the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a
kickflip.

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“To the Stars” Wraps Production in Oklahoma

August 10th, 2018

Northern Lights Films, Foton Pictures, and Rockhill Media, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), proudly announce the wrap of principal photography on the feature film “To the Stars”.

Utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, “To the Stars” began production in early March in Enid and filmed throughout the community and surrounding region for 18 days, followed by three days in the Bartlesville area this June. The City of Enid served as the production’s primary hub of activity throughout their time in Oklahoma with additional filming in the cities of Wakita, Kremlin, Hennessey, Pond Creek, Perry and Bartlesville.

“Filmmakers working on a small budget have more opportunities to select Oklahoma communities like Enid for their projects thanks to the incentive program from the Oklahoma Film + Music Office” said VisitEnid Director Marcy Jarrett. “Once ‘To the Stars’ chose Enid, the cast and crew shopped in Enid retail stores, dined in Enid restaurants and stayed in Enid hotels, creating an economic boost for our local businesses. Plus, ‘To the Stars’ filming here on the heels of ‘Wildlife’ gave Enid residents a huge sense of community pride.”

Set in 1960’s Oklahoma, “To the Stars” centers on the powerful friendship forged between a shy farmer’s daughter and the reckless new girl in town. The independent coming-of-age story stars Kara Hayward (“Moonrise Kingdom”), Liana Liberato (“The Best of Me”), two-time Emmy Award-winner Tony Hale (HBO’s “Veep”), Malin Akerman (“Watchmen”), Shea Whigham (“Take Shelter”), Jordana Spiro (“Ozark”), Lucas Zumann (“20th Century Women”), and Adelaide Clemens (“Rectify”). The film is produced by Kristin Mann and Laura D. Smith and directed by Martha Stephens, whose previous film, “Land Ho!”, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and won the John Cassavetes Award at the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards.

“OF+MO wishes to congratulate the entire ‘To the Stars’ team on a successful wrap of production in Oklahoma,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “We are grateful to our film-friendly community partners both in Enid and across the state for their support, which has allowed this production to spotlight Oklahoma’s diverse locations as well as increase positive economic impact among a variety of local businesses across the state.”

ANOTHER TIME – Trailer

August 9th, 2018

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “ANOTHER TIME.” Directed by Thomas Hennessy, starring Justin Hartley, Arielle Kebbel, James Kyson, Chrishell Stause, Mark Valley, Jake McLaughlin, Alan Pietruszewski, Tucker Smallwood.

IN THEATERS AND AVAILABLE ON VOD AND DIGITAL HD: September 14, 2018

Justin Hartley (“This Is Us”) stars in this thrilling romance about a man who travels back in time for a chance at love. Along the way, he meets Ally (Arielle Kebbel, Fifty Shades Freed) who might be the love he’s been searching for. The film also stars, Chrishell Stause (“The Young and the Restless”), James Kyson (“Preacher”), and was written and directed by Thomas Hennessy (What We Can’t Have).

CINEDIGM REVS UP AMERICAN DRESSER FOR NORTH AMERICA

August 9th, 2018

Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) announced today that it has acquired North American Distribution rights to the motorcycle road picture, AMERICAN DRESSER, starring Tom Berenger, Keith David, Bruce Dern, Gina Gershon, Penelope Ann Miller, Katherine Narducci, and Jeff Fahey. The film includes the original song titled AMERICAN DRESSER written and performed by Billy F Gibbons /ZZ Top and Country Rocker Tim Montana. Cinedigm will release the picture in select theaters and on digital and TV VOD on September 21, 2018, with a BLU-RAY and DVD release to follow in November.

From writer and director Carmine Cangialosi, who also stars, AMERICAN DRESSER follows John Moore (Tom Berenger), a hard-edged Vietnam veteran who is recently widowed and estranged from his adult daughters. After discovering a decades-old secret his wife kept for years, John finds himself at a crossroads and decides to confront the mistakes of his past by fulfilling a lifelong dream. He fixes up his American Dresser motorcycle and sets out on a cross-country road trip with his best friend, Charlie (Keith David). They hit the highway, exploring new territories, meeting a series of offbeat characters, and together they learn that life is about moving forward, one mile at a time.

“In quintessential American fashion, Berenger’s character takes to the open road, and by doing so, embarks upon the ride of his life to find himself and heal old wounds,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions. “As a director to watch, Carmine skillfully blends the wild excitement, humor and energy of an open road motorcycle adventure in AMERICAN DRESSER with a deeply heartfelt story of a man finally coming to terms with his past.”

“Cinedigm’s marketing and sales teams have shown a real willingness to collaborate and think outside the box to reach audiences for this movie,” said Carmine Cangialosi. “From pursuing promotion at the upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to activating targeted social media campaigns, I’m excited about these opportunities and Cinedigm’s distribution strategy for the picture.”

AMERICAN DRESSER was produced by Carmine Cangialosi, Ryan R. Johnson, and Martin Sprock. Executive producers include Paul Barbara, Michael P. Haggerty, and Rob Moran. Billy Joel serves as a consulting producer.

The deal was negotiated by Melody Fowler, Vice-President of Acquisitions for Cinedigm, and Andre Relis, President of VMI Worldwide, on behalf of the filmmakers.