THE GIFT – Trailer

April 2nd, 2015

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film THE GIFT. The movie is directed by Joel Edgerton, starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton.

Release Date: July 31, 2015

Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn’t recognize Gordo (Joel Edgerton) at first, but after a seemingly coincidental series of encounters proves troubling, a horrifying secret from their past is uncovered after nearly 20 years. As Robyn learns the unsettling truth about what happened between Simon and Gordo, she starts to question: how well do we really know the people closest to us, and are past bygones ever really bygones?

From the producer of Whiplash and The Purge, Jason Blum, comes a chilling psychological thriller that marks the feature directorial debut of acclaimed actor and writer Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, Warrior).

MASTERMINDS – Teaser Trailer

April 1st, 2015

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film MASTERMINDS. The movie is directed by Jared Hess, starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis.

Masterminds will be released domestically on August 7th, 2015 by Relativity Studios

In this action comedy based on true events, directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite; Nacho Libre), David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis) discovers the true meaning of adventure far beyond his wildest dreams. He is an uncomplicated man stuck in a monotonous life. Day in and day out he drives an armored vehicle, transporting millions of other people’s money with no escape in sight. The only glimmer of excitement is his flirtatious work crush Kelly Campbell (Kristen Wiig) who soon lures him into the scheme of a lifetime.

Along with a group of half-brained criminals led by Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson) and an absurdly faulted heist plan, David manages the impossible and makes off with $17 million in cash…only problem is he foolishly hands the money over to this wild group of double crossers and has been set up to take the fall. With the bandits blowing the millions on lavish and ridiculous luxuries, they leave behind a glaring trail of evidence. Now on the lam and in over his head, David must dodge the authorities, evade a hilarious hit man, Mike McKinney (Jason Sudeikis), and try to turn the tables on the ones he trusted most.

Mad Max: Fury Road – Main Trailer

April 1st, 2015

Here is the main trailer from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The film is directed by George Miller, starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, iOTA, John Howard, Richard Carter, Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer, Melita Jurisic

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Hits theaters May 15, 2015 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)

THE D TRAIN – Trailer

April 1st, 2015

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film THE D TRAIN. The movie is directed by Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, starring Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer, Henry Zebrowski, Russell Posner and Jeffrey Tambor.

THE D TRAIN hits US theaters May 8th!

All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad campaign, to show up with him to their class reunion. A man on a mission, Dan travels from Pittsburgh to LA and spins a web of lies to recruit Lawless. But he gets more than he bargains for as the unpredictable Lawless proceeds to take over his home, career, and entire life. Showcasing Jack Black and James Marsden’s most intoxicating performances to date, D TRAIN serves up the question: how far would you go to be popular? Co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor.

JASMINE to Seduce Audiences at the 2015 Annual Dallas International Film Festival

April 1st, 2015

Shanghai Street Films is pleased to share that JASMINE, the new psychological thriller starring BYRON MANN (THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS), JASON TOBIN (BETTER LUCK TOMORROW, THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT), Hong Kong Oscar-Winner EUGENIA YUAN (MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA, REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS and starring in the upcoming CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON: THE GREEN LEGEND), GRACE HUANG (THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS) and SARAH LIAN has been announced as an official selection of the 2015 Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF). The riveting psychological thriller is the directorial debut of Dax Phelan and will make its US premiere at DIFF on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9:45PM at the Angelika 4 with director and cast in tow. An encore screening takes place the very next Thursday at 7:15PM at the Angelika 8.

JASMINE is currently making her world premiere at the 2015 Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) to a sold-out crowd on March 25, 2015 in the Grand Cinema. Due to popular demand, HKIFF programmers created a slot for an encore screening of JASMINE the very next evening, which sold out in twenty-four hours.

“We are beyond thrilled by the overwhelmingly positive welcome JASMINE is receiving both at home and abroad,” said producer Stratton Leopold, whose long list of credits include MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, THE WOLFMAN and THE SUM OF ALL FEARS.
“From the very beginning, we wanted to tell a story that would truly cross over, utilizing some of the best talent Hollywood and China/Hong Kong have to offer and bridging the gap between East and West. JASMINE is a prime example of a film that is ahead of the curve in terms of where the film industry is headed and brings us one step closer toward paving the way for a long-term, mutually successful relationship between the US and Chinese entertainment industries.

JASMINE is a prime example of a film that is ahead of the curve on the path to where the industry is headed. With movies like JASMINE, we are steps closer to paving the way to a long-term, mutually successful relationship between the US and Chinese entertainment industries with commercially viable independent films as well as big studio blockbusters.”

JASMINE is a gripping and chilling psychological thriller about a man, Leonard To (Tobin), still struggling to come to terms with his grief nearly a year after his wife’s unsolved murder. Hoping to move on with his life, Leonard reconnects with Grace (Yuan), a woman from his past, and his outlook begins to brighten. But, when a visit to the site of his wife’s murder leads him to a mysterious interloper (Mann) he believes is her killer, Leonard decides to take justice into his own hands and things take a startling turn toward the unexpected.

“I’m thrilled and honored that JASMINE will have her US premiere at the Dallas International Film Festival,” said Phelan. “JASMINE is a film that pulls off that rare feat of offering wide commercial appeal while remaining true to its artistic integrity,” said director Dax Phelan. “I’ve always wanted to tell a deceptively complex story that begins with a small spark and slowly grows into a raging inferno while rewarding first-time audiences and repeat viewers alike. I’m so grateful to my incredibly talented cast and crew who helped make it a reality. I can’t wait for audiences around the world to see it.”

Phelan recently teamed up with Academy Award-nominee Oren Moverman to executive produce Anja Marquardt’s SHE’S LOST CONTROL, which won the CICAE award, the top prize in The Forum section at the 2014 Berlinale, has played to sold-out audiences at SXSW and New Directors/New Films, and was nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards: Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay. Phelan was previously the Creative Executive for veteran Hollywood producer Mace Neufeld at Paramount Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment on such projects as THE GENERAL’S DAUGHTER and THE SUM OF ALL FEARS.

The story of JASMINE was conceived by Phelan and Tobin who are also producers on the film along with veteran studio producer Stratton Leopold (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 3). The screenplay was written by Phelan.

JASMINE is a powerful passion project that speaks to anyone who has ever loved and anyone who has ever suffered,” said actor and producer JASON TOBIN. “The result is a touching, chilling, and mind-blowing feature film that will creep into the hearts and minds of moviegoers worldwide and stay there. This isn’t one of those films you forget about five minutes after you’ve left the theater.”

2015 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AND THE LINCOLN MOTOR COMPANY TO HONOR FRANK SINATRA WITH CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE APRIL 21-24

April 1st, 2015

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), presented by AT&T, today announced “Sinatra at 100: Film & Music in collaboration with The Lincoln Motor Company,” a centennial celebration to honor Frank Sinatra’s legendary film career at the Festival’s 14th edition.
An evening of film and music on April 21 featuring the digital restoration of On the Town and live performances at the Festival’s creative hub at Spring Studios will serve as the centerpiece of the celebration. The evening is a ticketed event and also available to Spring Pass Holders (excludes Spring Day Passes). On April 24, Some Came Running and High Society will be screened as part of the commemorative event. The 2015 Festival runs from April 15 –26.

Following the screening of Warner Bros. digital restoration of Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen’s and classic movie adaptation of the Broadway musical On the Town, TFF, along with Lincoln and the Sinatra family, will pay tribute to the icon’s influence on today’s artists and pop culture. Audiences will be treated to exclusive performances by 18-time Grammy winner and legendary vocalist Tony Bennett, musician Brandon Flowers (The Killers), comedian, actress and jazz musician Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), dancer and choreographer Savion Glover, singer/songwriter Alice Smith, and bandleader and songwriter JC Hopkins and the 12-piece JC Hopkins Biggish Band.

Tribeca and Lincoln’s celebration will be available for everyone to experience through both 360° and traditional, linear formats. Select tracks from the concert and behind the scenes footage will be released online following the event including via a custom mobile app, developed by Immersive Media, and TFF and Lincoln’s YouTube channels in 360-degree video so that everyone will have a chance to celebrate the Chairman of the Board, on whatever device they prefer. Through the app, viewers will be able to take part in the concert either using a Google Cardboard VR viewer or by watching on their phone screens. Linear videos will be released shortly after the event; 360° video access will roll out on applicable platforms over the summer.

“Frank Sinatra’s films and music have filled generations with joy and excitement. We are so proud to be able to celebrate his 100th birthday with this group of extraordinary artists led by the one and only Tony Bennett. This multi-generational tribute is a celebration of Sinatra’s lasting influence of music and film,” said Paula Weinstein, Executive Vice President, Tribeca Enterprises.

“In our second year of working with Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln continues to tell its brand story through music and film, celebrating American icon Frank Sinatra’s contribution to the industry with a unique concert experience, enabled by innovative 360 degree technology,” said Matt VanDyke, Director, Global Lincoln. “We are also bringing the ultimate in personal, luxury experiences to this year’s Festival goers through Lincoln Black Label Concierge services on site at various locations, including Spring Studios.”

Tony Bennett said, “Frank Sinatra and I were best friends and it is an honor to participate in an event that commemorates his centennial.”

“Frank Sinatra is bar none the greatest male vocalist of the 20th century. Singers can imitate but no one can duplicate his signature sound and the truth and humanness in his voices,” said JC Hopkins.

The “Sinatra at 100: Film & Music” film schedule:

ON THE TOWN
Directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen
USA | 1949
New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town – especially when sailors Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin have a 24-hour shore leave to see the sights…and those sights include Ann Miller, Betty Garrett and Vera-Ellen.
DATE: Tuesday, April 21
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Spring Studios

SOME CAME RUNNING
Directed by Vincente Minnelli
USA | 1958
Vincente Minnelli’s drama of love and loss in post-WWII America follows veteran Dave Hirsch (Sinatra) from Chicago to tiny Parkman, Indiana, where he is soon tossed between the charms of small-town life and the consequences of his time in the big city. Co-starring DeanMartin, Shirley MacLaine, and Martha Hyer.
DATE: Friday, April 24
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Regal Battery Park Stadium 11

HIGH SOCIETY
Directed by Charles Walters
USA | 1956
Musician C.K. Dexter-Haven (Bing Crosby) enlists enterprising tabloid reporter Mike Connor (Sinatra) to help him win back the heart of his ex-wife (Grace Kelly) in this classic musical remake of The Philadelphia Story, featuring songs by Cole Porter and a guest appearance by the great Louis Armstrong.
DATE: Friday, April 24
TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Regal Battery Park Stadium 11

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ACQUIRES DAVIS GUGGENHEIM’S “HE NAMED ME MALALA” FROM IMAGE NATION ABU DHABI AND PARTICIPANT MEDIA

March 31st, 2015

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired worldwide rights less France and other French-speaking territories to the documentary HE NAMED ME MALALA, directed by Academy Award®-winner Davis Guggenheim. Studiocanal will distribute the film in France. HE NAMED ME MALALA is scheduled to be released in 2015.

The documentary, produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald under their long-term production partnership with Image Nation Abu Dhabi and co-financed by Participant Media, is an intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her and her friends’ school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.

The then 15-year-old teenager, who had been targeted for speaking out on behalf of girls’ education in her region of Swat Valley in Pakistan, was shot in the head, sparking international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.

“Malala’s incredible journey is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Her bravery in the face of adversity brought us to tears. The chance to bring her story to a global audience will be an honor for all of us here at Searchlight,” said Gilula and Utley.

“Spending the last 18 months with Malala, her father Ziauddin and their family has been one of the great experiences of my life. Now that Fox Searchlight is joining Image Nation and Participant Media, we have the opportunity to share their moving story with the world,” said Guggenheim.

“This project has been an incredible journey and we’re now pleased to be joined by Fox Searchlight Pictures, whose expertise will help ensure the film reaches as many people as possible with its inspiring message,” said Mohamed Al Mubarak, Chairman of Image Nation Abu Dhabi.

Jeff Skoll, Participant Media’s Founder & Chairman commented, “Participant is thrilled that Fox Searchlight has joined this incredible team bringing Malala’s voice, and her efforts to insure that every young woman in the world has a chance to get an education, to audiences everywhere.”

The film’s producers are Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Executive producers include Mohamed Al Mubarak and Michael Garin from Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Jeff Skoll for Participant Media.

In a call to millions of other girls around the world and those who stand with them, the film will also launch an international advocacy and fundraising campaign in partnership with the Malala Fund, Malala’s nonprofit organization working to empower adolescent girls globally through a quality secondary education.

SPY New Trailer

March 31st, 2015

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film SPY. The movie is directed by Paul Feig, starring Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Miranda Hart, and Jude Law.

SPY hits theaters everywhere on JUNE 5, 2015!

Avengers: Age of Ultron – “Meet Quicksilver & The Scarlet Witch” Featurette

March 31st, 2015

Here is a new featurette from the upcoming film AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. The movie is directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders with James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will hit theaters May 1, 2015!

On Blu-ray and DVD March 31, 2015

March 30th, 2015

INTERSTELLAR


Interstellar Blu-ray

A breathtaking filmmaking achievement, INTERSTELLAR has been named one of the Top Ten movies of the year by Rolling Stone, Esquire, the New York Post and more, and has received five Academy Award® nominations including Best Visual Effects, Best Production Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Score. Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey1 stars as ex-pilot-turned-farmer Cooper, who must leave his family and a foundering Earth behind to lead an expedition traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. The film also stars Academy Award-winners Anne Hathaway2 and Michael Caine3 and Academy Award-nominees Jessica Chastain4 and John Lithgow5.

Release Date: March 31, 2015

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ISLAND OF LEMURS MADAGASCAR


ISLAND OF LEMURS MADAGASCAR Blu-ray

Captured with IMAX 3D cameras, “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar, where lemurs arrived millions of years ago as castaways. They’ve since evolved into hundreds of diverse species, but are now highly endangered.

“Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” highlights the tireless efforts of trailblazing scientist Dr. Patricia C. Wright and her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world. Joining David Douglas once again behind the scenes are editor Beth Spiegel, co-producer Diane Roberts, and composer Mark Mothersbaugh. Songs are by Hanitrarivo Rasoanaivo & Tarika.

Release Date: March 31, 2015

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THE IMITATION GAME


THE IMITATION GAME Blu-ray

During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of “gross indecency” – an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality. Little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany’s World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, THE IMITATION GAME is the story of a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.

Release Date: March 31, 2015

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