News for the ‘Movies’ Category

ALIEN: COVENANT – Official Prologue

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Here is the official prologue from the upcoming film “ALIEN: COVENANT.” The film is directed by Ridley Scott. starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, Benjamin Rigby.

ALIEN: COVENANT hits theaters everywhere on May 19, 2017.

Star Wars Celebration Kicks off with Tribute to Saga’s 40th Anniversary!

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion.

The panel, hosted by Warwick Davis, will feature Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars, highlighting the impact of the galaxy far, far, away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades. As is tradition, this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises. Fans will definitely want to mark their calendars for Thursday, April 13th and make the Star Wars 40th anniversary panel a priority for their Celebration weekend!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando will take place April 13 – 16 at the Orange County Convention Center.

1 MILE TO YOU – Trailer

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “1 MILE TO YOU.” The film is directed by Leif Tilden, starring Billy Crudup, Graham Rogers, Liana Liberato, Stefanie Scott, Melanie Lynskey, Peter Coyote and Tim Roth

On demand and in theaters on April 7

When a teenager (Graham Rogers, “Quantico”) loses his once-in-a-lifetime girlfriend (Stefanie Scott, “Jem and the Holograms”) in a tragic accident, he finds that running keeps him connected to her during his ‘runner’s high’ moments. Chasing her memory drives him to run faster, and to win for his new coach (Billy Crudup, “20th Century Women”). Before long, however, his newfound notoriety attracts the attention of a whip-smart new girl (Liana Liberato, “If I Stay”) who is determined to find out what’s really going on inside him. Soon, he finds himself caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present. “1 Mile to You” is an uplifting, emotional, and visceral romantic sports drama about the power of our fondest memories to sustain us through our worst traumas–and when it is time to let the memories go and face an uncertain future.



HAN SOLO – A NEW STAR WARS STORY BEGINS PRODUCTION

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017


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The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month when principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20th at Pinewood Studios, London.

The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca.

“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner and Will Allegra. Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.

Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on “Arrival,” Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer).

They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director).

The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

WESTWORLD: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON Digital HD Release Date

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

What happens in a world free of consequences and morality? From creators Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight films) and Lisa Joy (Burn Notice, Pushing Daisies), and executive producer J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek), Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings one of the most viewed HBO series ever to Digital HD for the first time: Westworld: The Complete First Season. In its critically acclaimed inaugural season, Westworld averaged a gross audience of 13 million Total Viewers, boasting a higher audience than Game of Thrones and True Detective in their introductory seasons, to be HBO’s most watched freshman series ever. Westworld: The Complete First Season features a star-studded cast led by Academy Award® winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (Silence of the Lambs), Golden Globe winner Ed Harris (The Truman Show), Golden Globe and Emmy® nominee Evan Rachel Wood (The Wrestler) and Golden Globe nominee Thandie Newton (Crash). Westworld: The Complete First Season will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD/SD on March 6, 2017

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James Earl Jones and Donald Glover Join Disney’s The Lion King

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Acclaimed actors James Earl Jones and Donald Glover have joined the voice cast of Disney and director Jon Favreau’s live-action reimagining of The Lion King. Donald Glover will voice adult Simba, while James Earl Jones will reprise the role of Mufasa, which he made famous in the 1994 animated film.

The Lion King follows in the footsteps of Disney’s contemporary re-envisioning of some of its most beloved classics with films like Maleficent, Cinderella, and the upcoming Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and debuting in theaters on March 17. In addition, Disney recently collaborated with Favreau on the Oscar-nominated smash hit The Jungle Book.

For The Lion King, Disney and Favreau will build on the groundbreaking technology used in The Jungle Book to bring the story of Simba to photorealistic life. The film’s release date has not been announced.

LEGENDARY PERFORMER ANGELA LANSBURY JOINS CAST OF “MARY POPPINS RETURNS”

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Angela Lansbury has joined the cast of “Mary Poppins Returns,” the all-new sequel to Disney’s 1964 film “Mary Poppins” currently filming at Shepperton Studios. She will feature as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from PL Travers’ series of Mary Poppins children’s books. The film is scheduled for release December 25, 2018.

A five-time Tony Award® winner and the recipient of an honorary Academy Award®, three Academy Award nominations and bestowed with numerous other accolades, Angela Lansbury’s career encompasses more than 70 years. She is a beloved member of the Disney family and starred in “Bedknobs and Broomsticks” and voiced Mrs. Potts in the animated classic “Beauty and the Beast.” Her roles in film, television and theater range from “Gaslight,” “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” “The Manchurian Candidate” and “Death on the Nile” to “Murder, She Wrote,” “Mame,” “Blithe Spirit,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Gypsy.”

Directed and produced by Rob Marshall (“Into the Woods,” “Chicago”), “Mary Poppins Returns” stars Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the Train,” “Into the Woods”), Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton,” “Moana”), Ben Whishaw (“Spectre”), Emily Mortimer (“Hugo”) and Julie Walters (“Harry Potter” films) with Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) and Meryl Streep (“Florence Foster Jenkins”). The film, which introduces three new Banks children, played by Pixie Davies (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”), Nathanael Saleh (“Game of Thrones”) and newcomer Joel Dawson, also features Dick Van Dyke.

The film is set in 1930s depression-era London (the time period of the original novels) and is drawn from the wealth of material in PL Travers’ additional seven books. In the story, Michael (Whishaw) and Jane (Mortimer) are now grown up, with Michael, his three children and their housekeeper, Ellen (Walters), living on Cherry Tree Lane. After Michael suffers a personal loss, the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins (Blunt) re-enters the lives of the Banks family, and, along with the optimistic street lamplighter Jack (Miranda), uses her unique magical skills to help the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Mary Poppins also introduces the children to a new assortment of colorful and whimsical characters, including her eccentric cousin, Topsy (Streep).

The film is produced by Marshall, John DeLuca (“Chicago”) and Marc Platt (“La La Land”). The screenplay is by David Magee (“Life of Pi”) based on The Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers with Marc Shaiman (“Hairspray”) and Scott Wittman (“Hairspray”) writing all new songs and Shaiman composing an original score.

TREMORS 6 NOW IN PRODUCTION IN CAPE TOWN

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Intrepid creature hunter Burt Gummer and his son Travis find themselves in a remote hotbed of giant man-eating worms in the newest action-packed entry in the wildly popular Tremors franchise. Currently in production in Cape Town, South Africa, this outrageous horror comedy finds the pair at a remote research station where they come under attack by what Burt fears could be weaponized Graboids. Tremors 6 will be released on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital HD in 2018 from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

“This is going to be the craziest, most over-the-top movie in the Tremors saga to date,” said Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “It takes the franchise’s signature combination of suspense, action and humor to new explosive heights.”

Michael Gross (“Family Ties,” Tremors franchise) and Jamie Kennedy (“The Cleveland Show,” Scream franchise) return as Burt Gummer and Travis Welker, joined by franchise newcomers Tanya van Graan (Death Race: Inferno, Zulu), Rob van Vuuren (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) and Greg Kriek (Momentum).

Tremors 6 is directed by Don Michael Paul (Sniper: Legacy, Tremors 5: Bloodlines) from a script by John Whelpley (Tremors 5: Bloodlines, “Dallas”). The film is produced by Mike Elliot (Kindergarten Cop 2, Halloween II). The director of photography is Hein de Vos (District 9, Dominion).

SYNOPSIS
Burt Gummer (Michael Gross) and his son Travis Welker (Jamie Kennedy) find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada to investigate a series of deadly giant-worm attacks. Arriving at a remote research facility in the artic tundra, Burt begins to suspect that Graboids are secretly being weaponized, but before he can prove his theory, he is sidelined by Graboid venom. With just 48 hours to live, the only hope is to create an antidote from fresh venom — but to do that, someone will have to figure out how to milk a Graboid!

BERLIN STATION Season One Digital HD Release Date

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Delve into the world of high-stakes espionage with the “tense, multi-layered drama” (David Hinckley, Huffington Post) “Berlin Station” Season One, arriving on Digital HD February 21, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. “An intriguing spy-thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat” (K.L. Connie Wang, Parade.com), Berlin Station depicts the activity of a CIA office on a global stage in the midst of an investigation into a now-famous whistleblower.

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The series follows Daniel Miller (Richard Armitage, “Hannibal”), a new arrival at Berlin’s CIA station who is on a clandestine mission to uncover the source of the Thomas Shaw leaks. Richard Jenkins (“Olive Kitteridge”) stars as Steven Frost, the head of the station, who carries the burden of his own secrets; Michelle Forbes (“The Killing”) stars as Valerie Edwards, the no-nonsense Internal Branch Chief; Rhys Ifans (Snowden) stars as Hector DeJean, a dark, charming and tenacious case officer and old friend of Daniel; Leland Orser (“Ray Donovan”) stars as Robert Kirsch, a devoted and successful deputy chief; and Tamlyn Tomita (“Resurrection”) stars as Sandra Abe, the assistant to Frost and a quiet presence lording over the efficient operation of the station.

“Berlin Station” Season One aired on premium TV network EPIX® beginning in October 2016 and has already been renewed for a second season that is set to air in 2017. The show is produced by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content and created by New York Times best-selling author Olen Steinhauer (The Tourist, All The Old Knives, The Cairo Affair) who also serves as executive producer. Bradford Winters (“The Americans,” “Boss,” “Oz”) is the showrunner and an executive producer. Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, “House of Cards”) and Steve Golin, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Keith Redmon and Luke Rivett from Anonymous Content (Spotlight, The Revenant, “Mr. Robot,” “True Detective”) also serve as executive producers.

FILM MODE Secures DISTRIBUTION for GRACEFIELD INCIDENT

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Film Mode Entertainment announces the Berlin market premiere and theatrical release of sci-fi thriller, THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT starring Mathieu Ratthe (LOVEFIELD, THE TALISMAN), Kimberly Laferriere (IN FE, SAVING HOPE), Victor Andres Turgeon-Trelles (HENRI HENRI, LE TORRENT), Juliette Gosselin (19-2, EMBRASSE-MOI) and Alex C. Nachi (STONEWALL, EMOTIONAL ARITHMETIC). The film was written and directed by Mathieu Ratthe and is Ratthe’s feature directorial debut.

THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT will be coming to cinemas and subsequently across all platforms in the US this summer. Parade Deck Films will be releasing the film in Cinemas. The theatrical distribution of THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT is further proof that innovative and fresh sci-fi thrillers, like ARRIVAL and INTERSTELLAR, are achieving a high-rate of success at the Box Office and across online platforms, are rising to the top of the marketplace and continue to remain in high demand.

“We’re excited to have found the perfect home for THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT with Parade Deck Films.” Said Clay Epstein, President of Film Mode Entertainment. “The film is a fresh, bone-chilling take on a familiar genre. We are big fans of Sci-Fi and I’m so excited that audiences and fans of the genre will be able to see the film in a cinematic environment.”

THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT is about Matthew Donovan, a video game developer, who embeds a camera into his prosthetic eye and decides to test it out on a weekend getaway with friends at a luxurious mountaintop cabin. Things take a terrifying turn when a meteorite crashes nearby and Matt’s eye records their battle facing off against extraterrestrials.

“From the second I saw the film I knew we had to have it and are excited to see how audiences and critics alike react to such a brilliant and boldly creative film.” Said Michael Ingram, president of Parade Deck Films.

“We’re excited to partner with Michael Ingram, and his team at Parade Deck Films in launching THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT in theatres.” Said Ratthe. “To stay true to the purity of the genre, we worked really hard on every technical aspects of the film; extremely high quality visual effects, amazing sound design, and more, to give the audience the best cinematic experience possible. We believe watching our film in its natural environment will bring the audience right into the thrilling ride of the film itself.”

The distribution deal was completed via Epstein of Film Mode Entertainment and Michael Ingram from Parade Deck Films.

The film’s producer is Mathieu Ratthe. Executive producers include Bryan Turner and Sergei Fedorov.

Film Mode Entertainment is representing worldwide rights on THE GRACEFIELD INCIDENT.