AUDRIE & DAISY – Trailer

August 27th, 2016

AUDRIE & DAISY is an urgent real-life drama that examines the ripple effects on families, friends, schools and communities when two underage young women find that sexual crimes against them have been caught on camera. From acclaimed filmmakers Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk (The Island President, The Rape of Europa), AUDRIE & DAISY — which made its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival — takes a hard look at America’s teenagers who are coming of age in this new world of social media bullying, spun wildly out of control.

AUDRIE & DAISY will be available on Netflix and in theaters on September 23



A DOG’S PURPOSE- Trailer

August 27th, 2016

Here is the trailer the upcoming film “A DOG’S PURPOSE”. The film is directed by Lasse Hallström, starring Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz, Pooch Hall and Josh Gad

A DOG’S PURPOSE – In Theaters January 27, 2017

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose, from director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, Dear John, The 100-Foot Journey), shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall.



LEGENDARY HORROR DIRECTOR TOM HOLLAND SET TO HELM ‘ROCK PAPER DEAD’

August 27th, 2016

Filmmaker Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child’s Play) is set to direct ROCK PAPER DEAD, it was announced today by the film’s producers, Amy Williams; Victor Miller and Kerry Fleming. Holland will be joined by a horror dream team of talent that includes Emmy-nominated Vincent Guastini (Requiem for a Dream, “Saturday Night Live”), who will provide special makeup effects, along with the film’s co-writer Victor Miller (Friday the 13) and composer Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13). The highly anticipated genre film will start shooting in Los Angeles this September with a 2017 release date.

ROCK PAPER DEAD is the story of serial killer Peter “The Doll Maker” Harris, who returns to his ancestral family estate after being released from the state’s hospital for the criminally insane after twenty years – a “cured” man. Once inside the old house, anguished memories from a tortured childhood and visitations from past victims shake Peter’s resolve, but it isn’t until the lovely young Ashley enters his life that Peter makes a fateful decision. One that rekindles old desires that have always ended in murder.

Tom Holland is an acclaimed writer and director known for some of the best horror films of our time, including the iconic Child’s Play and the legendary vampire classic Fright Night. Other credits include Psycho II, and numerous Stephen King adaptations, including Thinner and The Langoliers,as well as several episodes of “Tales from the Crypt” and “Masters of Horror.”

Vincent Guastini will provide the special makeup effects, including a line of “serial killer” inspired dolls and masks based on the film. The dolls will be from the film’s serial killer’s collection of victim dolls and represent each victim shown in the film. Vincent will also be creating creepy death masks that will also be seen in the film. These items are then going to be part of an entire line of film-inspired merchandise items that will be available in stores around the time of the film’s expected release in theaters right before Halloween 2017.

Guastini trained under the legendary Hollywood make-up artist Dick Smith. His credits include The Last of the Mohicans, Requiem for a Dream, and “Saturday Night Live,” for which he received an Emmy nomination.

Producer Amy Williams said, “I’m a connoisseur of this genre as most who know me know it’s my favorite. I’m a huge fan of Victor Miller and was beyond excited and totally honored to come on board to produce this project. Our team is just incredible; Tom Holland is a legend and I love his work so much.”

Rounding out the list of genre legends on the project are co-writer Victor Miller who wrote the original Friday the 13th and composer Harry Manfredini, who scored the original Friday the 13. Kerry Fleming is the co-writer and Amy Williams (Mothers and Daughters) is producing. Fleming and Miller are also producing as well with Guastini a co-producer.

PETER FONDA, HOLT MCCALLANY, ANDREW DICE CLAY, AND RICHARD LEWIS CAST IN THE OGILVY FORTUNE

August 26th, 2016

Peter Fonda and Holt McCallany are set to star in caper-comedy “The Ogilvy Fortune” with Andrew Dice Clay and Richard Lewis cast in supporting roles. Frank Peluso will direct from his screenplay.

Emmy Award winner, Jimmy Holcomb (The Beklo Experiment co-producer) of Opsis Entertainment is producing. Nancy Nayor and Bruce Rubenstein are Executive Producers. Luis Gonzalez-Bunster and Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster (CEO of InterEnergy) are financing and producing the project.

Nick Cassavetes will serve as executive producer, continuing his longstanding working relationship with Frank Peluso who was an associate producer of “Alpha Dog.”

The film traces the search for lost pirate treasure hidden inside a Caribbean Island hotel, which is days away from being demolished. Shooting is set to begin in February, 2017 at Pinewood Studios, Dominican Republic.

Golden Globe winner and Academy Award nominated actor Peter Fonda will next be seen opposite Melissa Leo in the feature “The Most Hated Woman in America” which is being produced by Elizabeth Banks for Netflix. Mr. Fonda recently completed filming opposite Christopher Plummer and Vera Farmiga in the indep#TheOgilvyendent feature “Boundaries” from writer/director Shana Feste.

Holt McCallany is presently starring in the David Fincher Netflix series “Mindhunter” and will soon be seen in the upcoming film releases “Sully”, “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” and “Monster Trucks.”

Lights Out – Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD Release Date

August 26th, 2016

Be afraid of what lives in the dark when “Lights Out” arrives onto Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Teresa Palmer (“Triple 9,” “Warm Bodies”) stars as Rebecca; Gabriel Bateman (“Annabelle”) as Martin; Billy Burke (the “Twilight” franchise) as Martin’s father, Paul; Alexander DiPersia (“Forever”) as Rebecca’s boyfriend, Bret; and Maria Bello (“Prisoners”) as Sophie.

“Lights Out” will be available on October 25th on Blu-ray, and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet*. Fans can also own “Lights Out” via purchase from digital retailers beginning on October 11th.

Lights Out Blu-ray

“Lights Out” Blu-ray contains the following special features:
Deleted scenes

“Lights Out” Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
Deleted scenes

A UNITED KINGDOM – Trailer

August 26th, 2016

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “A UNITED KINGDOM.” The film is directed by Amma Asante, starring David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Terry Pheto, Laura Carmichael.

THE FILM WILL HAVE IT’S WORLD PREMIERE AT THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

A UNITED KINGDOM is based on extraordinary true events. In 1947, Seretse Khama, the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams, a London office worker. The attraction was immediate: she was captivated by his vision for a better world, he was struck by her willingness to embrace it.

Both felt liberated by the social upheaval that followed the war – Seretse sensed the opportunity for change as the Empire weakened, Ruth saw the possibility for a “bigger life” as women pushed for independence and equality.

They were a perfect match, yet their proposed marriage was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium (vital for the British nuclear program) and gold (vital to replenish reserves following the war) and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana.

Despite the terrible pressures they faced, Seretse and Ruth never wavered – they fought for their love every step of the way, and in so doing changed their nation and inspired the world.


MANCHESTER BY THE SEA Still

In Theaters August 26, 2016

August 26th, 2016

  HANDS OF STONE 

HANDS OF STONE  Release PosterHANDS OF STONE follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year-old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.)

HANDS OF STONE TRAILER

 

  MECHANIC RESURRECTION  

MECHANIC RESURRECTION  Release PosterArthur Bishop [Jason Statham] returns as the Mechanic in the sequel to the 2011 action thriller. When the deceitful actions of a cunning but beautiful woman [Jessica Alba] force him to return to the life he left behind, Bishop’s life is once again in danger as he has to complete an impossible list of assassinations of the most dangerous men in the world.

 
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  IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE 

IN ORDER OF DISAPPEARANCE Release PosterIntroverted and hard-working snowplow driver Nils has just been named “Citizen of the Year,” when he receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving the official report, Nils soon uncovers evidence of the young man’s murder – a victim in a turf war between the local crime boss, known as “The Count”, and his Serbian rivals. Armed with heavy machinery and a good dose of beginner’s luck, Nils embarks upon a quest for revenge that soon escalates into a full-blown underworld gang war, with the body count spiraling ever higher and higher.

 

  MIA MADRE  

MIA MADRE  Release PosterMargherita is a director shooting a film with the famous American actor, Barry Huggins, who is quite a headache on set. Away from the shoot, Margherita tries to hold her life together, despite her mother’s illness and her daughter’s adolescence.

 

 

 
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  THE HOLLARS  

THE HOLLARS  Release PosterJohn Hollar, a struggling NYC artist is forced to navigate the small middle-American town he left behind when news of his mother’s illness brings him home. Back in the house he grew up in, John is immediately swept up in the problems of his dysfunctional family, high school rival, and an over-eager ex-girlfriend as he faces impending fatherhood with his girlfriend in New York.

 

 

 

THE HOLLARS TRAILER

 

  SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU  

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU  Release PosterInspired by Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date, SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU recounts the eventful summer day in 1989 when a young law firm associate named Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) tried to woo lawyer Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) during a daylong date that took them from the Art Institute of Chicago to a screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to the site of their first kiss outside of an ice cream parlor.

 

 
SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU TRAILER

  DON’T BREATHE  

DON’T BREATHE  Release PosterA trio of friends break into the house of a wealthy blind man, thinking they’ll get away with the perfect heist. They’re wrong.

 

 

 

 

  COMPLETE UNKNOWN  

COMPLETE UNKNOWN  Release PosterA mysterious woman with a remarkable past revisits a former lover, complicating the settled life he has built for himself and his wife in Complete Unknown, an unsettling exploration of identity from acclaimed filmmaker Joshua Marston (Maria Full of Grace, The Forgiveness of Blood).

As Tom (Michael Shannon) celebrates his birthday with a group of close friends in Brooklyn, he is startled to see a woman from his distant past at the party. Jenny – or Alice (Rachel Weisz), as she now calls herself – first denies even knowing Tom, but as the evening progresses, she reveals a shocking secret. After disappearing from Tom’s life 20 years earlier, she began to reinvent herself every few years, taking on a new name, a new career and a new life each time. After giving Tom a glimpse of what life could be like if he lets go of the safety and security he has so carefully created, Alice asks him to make a choice that will change everything.

  THE INTERVENTION  

THE INTERVENTION Release PosterA weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2016 Milwaukee Film Festival Announces John Ridley to Join Board of Directors

August 26th, 2016

Milwaukee Film announced today that Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley has joined the organization’s Board of Directors in order to give back to the region he once called home. Ridley’s addition to the Board signifies a big step in the ascendance of the Milwaukee Film Festival, according to Jonathan Jackson, Artistic & Executive Director of Milwaukee Film.

“Since attending our 2014 film festival and presenting Jimi: All Is By My Side as its Centerpiece Film, Ridley has remained in touch with both Milwaukee Film Founder (and current Milwaukee County Executive) Chris Abele and me. His joining our Board of Directors gives us a direct link to the major motion picture and television industry at the highest level,” said Jackson. “Ridley has become a personal donor to the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival.”
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for 12 Years a Slave in 2014, Ridley created the Emmy Award-winning ABC series American Crime, which is currently in production on Season Three, and the upcoming Showtime limited series, Guerilla, starring Idris Elba, set for 2017. After having grown up in Mequon, WI (where his parents continue to reside), Ridley said, “In one way or another, so many people in and around the city of Milwaukee gave me a foundation upon which to grow. I really want to give back to this community that has given me so much.”

Ridley will be present at the 2016 Milwaukee Film Festival for a number of events, and as this year’s keynote speaker will deliver the festival’s annual State of Cinema address on Saturday, September 24. (More details about this event will be available in the Festival’s Program Book and online beginning Saturday, September 3.)
As a preview of his keynote, Ridley discussed the future of Milwaukee’s film industry: “The potential of film and visual arts in Milwaukee lies with those who choose to support it with their time, talents and, frankly, with their financial investments. What’s needed already exists in Milwaukee. What’s required is for those who want film to thrive to join together and to have a centralized experience.”

Ridley’s résumé includes radio commentary, novels, television, and film. His innovative biopic about Jimi Hendrix, All Is By My Side, which he wrote and directed, played at the Milwaukee Film Festival in fall 2014. Additional film and television credits include Three Kings, U Turn, Undercover Brother, Red Tails, Martin, and Platinum. His novels include Stray Dogs, Those Who Walk in Darkness, and What Fire Cannot Burn.

Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story – Trailer

August 25th, 2016

Here is the trailer the upcoming film “Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story”. The film is directed by Terry Miles, starring Trace Adkins, Kim Coates, Judd Nelson, Michelle Harrison, Garry Chalk, Helena Marie

Stagecoach: The Texas Jack Story in theaters and VOD on November 4th!

After retiring from his life as an outlaw, ranch owner Nathaniel Reed (Trace Adkins) quietly leads an honest existence with his devoted wife, Laura Lee. But his gun‐slinging past suddenly comes back to haunt him when he learns that the man he once maimed during a stagecoach robbery is now a U.S. Marshal (Kim Coates) who will stop at nothing to find vengeance. After a violent shootout brings tragic consequences, Nathaniel returns to his old ways and becomes Texas Jack: the most wanted outlaw in the West. Judd Nelson also stars in this action‐packed quest for redemption filled with galloping getaways, a beautiful bounty hunter and the possibility of a second chance.



THE DRESSMAKER – Trailer

August 25th, 2016

Here is the trailer the upcoming film “THE DRESSMAKER”. The film is directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Judy Davis and Caroline Goodall.

Amazon Studios and Broad Green Pictures will release THE DRESSMAKER in theaters September 23rd

A glamorous, worldly dressmaker returns to her small Australian hometown to seek the truth behind her notorious reputation. This dark and quirky comedy stars Academy Award winner Kate Winslet as Tilly Dunnage, who cares for her eccentric mother (Academy Award nominee Judy Davis), schemes with the local sergeant (Hugo Weaving) who has secrets of his own, and falls for local farmer Teddy (Liam Hemsworth). As she starts to unravel her scandalous past, she transforms the town’s women with her exquisite creations. Armed with only her sewing machine and haute couture style, Tilly shows she is a force to be reckoned with and that revenge never goes out of style.