TUSK – Trailer

July 30th, 2014

Here is the teaser trailer from the upcoming film “TUSK.” The film is directed by Kevin Smith, starring Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, and Genesis Rodriguez.

A24 will release TUSK in theaters September 19, 2014

From the singular mind of writer/director and podcaster Kevin Smith, and conceived from one of Smith’s own Smodcast’s, TUSK is a story unlike anything that has ever been committed to screen before. A tale that is equal parts hilarious and horrifying, TUSK will stay with you long after the credits roll.

KINO LORBER TAKES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO ALEX & ANDREW SMITH’S WINTER IN THE BLOOD

July 30th, 2014

Kino Lorber announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to WINTER IN THE BLOOD, from directors Alex Smith and Andrew Smith (THE SLAUGHTER RULE). The film, which is based on the landmark novel by James Welch, features Chaske Spencer (TWILIGHT SAGA), David Morse (THE HURT LOCKER, WORLD WAR Z), and Julia Jones (TWILIGHT SAGA). The film had its World Premiere in Narrative Competition at the Los Angeles Film Festival and has won several awards and played at over thirty film festivals. WINTER IN THE BLOOD will open theatrically at IFC Center, New York on August 20th with filmmakers and key cast members in attendance. Los Angeles screenings and additional markets will follow in September.

WINTER IN THE BLOOD follows Virgil First Raise (Chaske Spencer) who wakes in a ditch on the Northern plains of Montana, hungover and badly beaten. He returns to his ranch on the reservation, only to find that his wife, Agnes, (Julia Jones) has left him. Worse, she’s taken his beloved rifle. Virgil sets out to town find her, beginning a hi-line odyssey of inebriated and possibly imagined intrigues in town with the mysterious ‘Airplane Man,’ (David Morse) a beautiful barmaid (Dana Wheeler-Nicholson), and two dangerous Men in Suits. Are they real? Or spirits tricking him from his true path? Virgil’s quest brings him face-to-face with childhood memories of his beloved, lost brother, Mose.

WINTER IN THE BLOOD authentically portrays the lost world of the “True West” with its sweeping shots of untouched prairie, remote towns, and mountain terrain. The film unfolds like a poem, capturing the novel’s dreamscape of memory, trauma, and motion with breathtaking cinematography and design.

“The novel Winter in the Blood is a true classic – unique, universal, timeless, and uncompromising,” said co-director Alex Smith, “It touches people in a profound, life-changing way because it is a story of survival and recovery. Our desire has always been to expose this unflinching, hilarious, ferocious story to a worldwide audience in the collective dream-house of cinema.”

WINTER IN THE BLOOD was shot entirely in Montana on locations closely associated with Welch and is adapted for film by Alex and Andrew Smith, who knew the author, and Ken White. This is the Smith brothers second film collaboration as writer/directors and second time working with David Morse, following 2002’s award-winning THE SLAUGHTER RULE, starring Ryan Gosling, Clea Duvall, and Amy Adams.

WINTER IN THE BLOOD features a score composed by renowned Austin band, HEARTLESS BASTARDS and new songs by ROBERT PLANT, BLACK PRAIRIE, CASS MCCOMBS and several other artists.

WINTER IN THE BLOOD is a Ranchwater Films Production. Producers include Susan Kirr, noted Native American author Sherman Alexie, Heather Rae, Jason Miller and Peter Wiley. The cast is comprised of Chaske Spencer (TWILIGHT SAGA), David Morse (THE HURT LOCKER), Julia Jones (TWILIGHT SAGA), Dana Wheeler-Nicholson (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS), Gary Farmer (SMOKE SIGNALS), Saginaw Grant (THE LONE RANGER) and new-comer Lily Gladstone.

FORREST GUMP CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH EXCLUSIVE ONE-WEEK IMAX® RELEASE ON SEPT. 5

July 29th, 2014

MAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment today announced that Robert Zemeckis’ Academy Award® Best Picture-winning Forrest Gump will get an exclusive one-week IMAX® re-release, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the film’s original theatrical release in 1994. The film will be digitally re-mastered for the immersive IMAX® format and released domestically by Paramount Pictures in IMAX® theatres starting September 5.

Forrest Gump, which won six Academy Awards including Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and Best Director, will also receive a special Diamond Luxe Blu-ray release from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment September 30. The Diamond Luxe edition features a new sleek and durable collector-style packaging, with a state-of-the-art sophisticated design.

“As a ground-breaking achievement in both cinematography and visual effects for its time, Forrest Gump has become a modern American movie classic,” said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. “We’re thrilled to once again collaborate with our longtime friends and partners Bob Zemeckis, Tom Hanks and Paramount. This film deserves a platform like The IMAX Experience® to help make its 20th anniversary one to remember.”

“On behalf of the entire Forrest Gump family, it is with great pleasure and pride that we bring Forrest Gump back to the big screen using the latest technology for the ultimate IMAX experience,” said producer Wendy Finerman.

Originally released in theaters by Paramount Pictures, Forrest Gump stars Hanks in the title role, a man who — despite his sub-normal IQ — led an extraordinary life, with a ringside seat to many of the most memorable events of the second half of the 20th century. The award-winning film went on to gross more than $675 million at the global box office, of which nearly $330 million came from North America, making it the highest-grossing film of all time when it was released in 1994.

The film also stars Robin Wright, Sally Field and Gary Sinise in his Oscar-nominated role as the cantankerous Lieutenant Dan.

The IMAX release of Forrest Gump will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX’s customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Teaser Trailer

July 29th, 2014

Here is the official main trailer from Warner Bros anticipated film “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies ”. The film is directed by Peter Jackson, starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Evangeline Lilly, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Benedict Cumberbatch, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – hits theaters December 17, 2014.

Calling all Fans of The Hobbit Movies and Middle-earth

July 29th, 2014

New Zealand is about to become the talk of fantasy enthusiasts around the world, with the call going out globally to find fans eager to take an ultimate Middle-earth journey to New Zealand.

Gearing up for the December 17, 2014, release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand, in conjunction with New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures, just announced The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest before 6,500 fans at Comic-Con International, an entertainment and comic convention in San Diego.

The contest will decide 75 lucky winners who can each take a friend to New Zealand flying with Air New Zealand, the airline to Middle-earth. They will spend a week journeying to famous filming locations and tourist hotspots throughout New Zealand, culminating in the ultimate experience for every Hobbit fan – a private screening of the final film with Sir Peter Jackson himself.

Fans were invited to enter in a personal video from Sir Peter. The first two winners were chosen from the Comic-Con crowd – Kris McMeans, 25, from Austin, TX and Morgan Burgener, 18, from San Diego, CA.

McMeans, who was in line overnight to get into the Hall H panel, said she has wanted to go to New Zealand for years. “This is going to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Ever since I was 12 years old I wanted to go to Middle-earth, and now New Zealand has become Middle-earth. Thanks to Peter Jackson bringing the books to life, now we can travel Middle-earth.”

Contest winners will land in Auckland, the “City of Sails”, rated the third most liveable city in the world, before embarking on a specially designed itinerary to recognizable ‘filmscapes’ –the highlight being a special visit to Hobbiton, the famous movie set at the heart of both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.

Now New Zealand’s fastest growing tourist attraction, Hobbiton is nestled in a working sheep farm near the small town of Matamata in the Waikato region. Fans will enjoy a private tour through the 12-acre site, with a close-up look at the 44 Hobbit homes.

The Hobbit Fan Fellowship will also visit other key film sites throughout New Zealand’s Middle-earth chosen by Sir Peter Jackson for his epic trilogies and experience those locations tourist attractions. Tourism New Zealand says this proves the stunning backdrops featured throughout both trilogies are not just fantasy but real places that travelers can explore and enjoy.

The journey will end in Wellington for the ultimate film fan’s dream – a private screening of the final film, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, with Sir Peter Jackson. Fans will meet up with the famous director in his home town “Wellywood”, New Zealand’s capital city, where Sir Peter has based his film empire and which has now become a must-stop for film fans visiting Middle-earth.

On DVD and Blu-ray July 29, 2014

July 29th, 2014

NOAH


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Russell Crowe stars as Noah in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice and hope. Directed by visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.

Release Date: July 29, 2014

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THE OTHER WOMAN


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Cameron Diaz leads a knockout cast in this irreverent comedy about love, lust and the laws of karma. New York attorney Carly Whitten (Diaz) is nobody’s fool. So when she accidentally discovers that her too-good-to-be-true boyfriend Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is married, she’s less than thrilled. Not only that, she and Mark’s wife Kate (Leslie Mann), learn about yet another mistress (Kate Upton)! Before long, however, the betrayed beauties have become unlikely pals who’ve decided to teach their three-timing man a lesson. The more the trio learns about Mark, the worse he seems, and the more fun they have without him!

Release Date: July 29, 2014

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1- Teaser Trailer

July 28th, 2014

Here is the teaser trailer from the upcoming film “THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1.” The film is directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Jennifer Lawrence (Katniss Everdeen), Josh Hutcherson (Peeta Mellark), Liam Hemsworth (Gale Hawthorne), Woody Harrelson (Haymitch Abernathy), Elizabeth Banks (Effie Trinket), Julianne Moore (President Coin), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Plutarch Heavensbee), Jeffrey Wright (Beetee), Sam Claflin (Finnick Odair), Jena Malone (Johanna Mason), with Stanley Tucci (Caesar Flickerman), and Donald Sutherland (President Snow).

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 opens nationwide November 21, 2014!

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is directed by Francis Lawrence from a screenplay by Danny Strong and Peter Craig and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The novel on which the film is based is the third in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has over 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD ‘Comic-Con First Look’

July 27th, 2014

Here is the Comic-Con First Look 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 Book of Life | Biz Markie, Channing Tatum ‘Just a Friend’ at ComicCon 2014 | 20th Century FOX

July 27th, 2014

Check out the FULL video of Biz Markie and Channing Tatum breaking it down at ComicCon 2014 for the upcoming animated adventure ‘The Book of Life’!

The film is directed by Jorge Gutierrez, starring Diego Luna, Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Ice Cube, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate, Kate del Castillo, Cheech Marin, Placido Domingo, Hector Elizondo, Ana de la Reguera, Eugenio Derbez, Gabriel Iglesias, Ricardo “El Mandril” Sanchez, Danny Trejo.

THE BOOK OF LIFE – opens in theaters on October 17, 2014!

Gravitas Ventures and Submarine Deluxe partner on SHOWRUNNERS

July 27th, 2014

Gravitas Ventures and Submarine Deluxe are partnering to release the documentary film SHOWRUNNERS this fall, it was announced today by Nolan Gallagher of Gravitas and Dan Braun of Submarine Deluxe. Submarine will bring the film to theaters in October, while Gravitas will release the film on VOD day and date with the theatrical release. The film, which incorporates several scenes from previous Cons, will have an Exclusive Sneak Peek Screening at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 25 at 3:30pm at the Horton Grand Theatre.

Featuring some of the most creative voices in television today – J.J. Abrams (Lost, Fringe), Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Terence Winter (Boardwalk Empire), Shawn Ryan (The Shield), Damon Lindelof (Lost), Janet Tamaro (Rizzoli & Isles), Jonathan Nolan (Persons of Interest), Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica), Matthew Carnahan (House of Lies), and many more – SHOWRUNNERS is an intriguing behind-the-scenes expose of the men and women responsible for TV’s recent revolution. Directed by Des Doyle, SHOWRUNNERS is the first ever feature-length documentary to explore the fascinating world of U.S. television showrunners and the creative forces aligned around them. These people are responsible for creating, writing, and overseeing every element of production on one of the United State’s biggest exports – television drama and comedy series.

SHOWRUNNERS is a Black Sheep / Romark / Junto Production with financing from the Irish Film Board and Kickstarter. It is produced by John Wallace and Rock Shaink, with co-producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey. Executive Producers are Jason Rose, Jimmy Nguyen, and Christof Bove.

Following the Comic-Con screening there will be a Q&A with director Des Doyle and co-producer Ryan Patrick McGuffey, as well as some of the showrunners featured in the film, including Mike Royce (Enlisted, Men Of A Certain Age, Everybody Loves Raymond) and Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory). The Q&A will be moderated by Tara Bennett who is also the author of the film’s official companion book, Showrunners: The Art Of Running A TV Show, which will be published September 2 by Titan Books.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Des Doyle and the rest of the SHOWRUNNERS team on this ground breaking documentary,” remarked Nolan Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Gravitas Ventures. “Television fans of all ages will appreciate this behind-the-scenes account of how their favorite shows get made.”

Dan Braun, Co-President of Submarine Deluxe, said, “SHOWRUNNERS is a unique film that reveals some of the never-before-seen inner workings of the television business. We are excited to be collaborating with Gravitas to bring this film to both big and small screen audiences.”

Director Des Doyle remarked, “we are very excited to be releasing Showrunners in the US and are delighted to be working with our partners Submarine and Gravitas”