News for the ‘Movies’ Category

VICTOR – Trailer

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “VICTOR” The film is directed by Brandon Dickerson, starring Patrick Davis, Lisa Vidal, Josh Pence.

Victor is coming to select theaters this Friday, March 24th.

In the early 1960s, Victor Torres and his family moved to Brooklyn, New York from their native Puerto Rico in search of a new life. The American dream quickly fades as they face a life of want in their adopted home. As a new recruit in a street gang, a teenage Victor embarks on a lucrative new drug-trafficking business in an attempt to help his struggling family. Victor is quickly enslaved by drug use, and his parents, Manuel and Lila, desperately search to find a way to help their son. A faith-based rehabilitation program is their last chance to rescue Victor.



“The Jurassic Games” Begins Production in Oklahoma

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

High Octane Pictures, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), is proud to announce the start of production on the feature film “The Jurassic Games”. The film is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, and has started principal photography as of March 17, 2017, with filming scheduled for multiple locations around the state.

Starring Oklahoma native Ryan Merriman (“Final Destination 3”, “The Ring Two”) and Perry Reeves (“Entourage”, “Old School”) with an entirely Oklahoma based crew, “The Jurassic Games” marks the third feature film from Oklahoma’s own Director Ryan Bellgardt.

A unique mixture of “The Hunger Games” and “Jurassic World”, this film imagines a world set in the near future wherein ten death row convicts are chosen to compete in The Jurassic Games, the ultimate virtual reality game show that pits its players against dinosaurs and each other. However, there is a catch. If you die in the virtual game, you also die in reality, and for Anthony Tucker (played by Oklahoma resident Adam Hampton), survival is his one chance to be reunited with his children after having been wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of his wife. As the devious Gamemaster continues adding improbable challenges, the characters will find the odds stacked against them as only one victor can emerge as winner and reclaim their freedom.

“Our office looks forward to working with Ryan Bellgardt and his team on their most ambitious project to date,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “We appreciate Ryan’s loyalty and commitment to producing films in Oklahoma, and we are thrilled the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program has afforded him the opportunity to do so as his productions continue to provide job and educational opportunities for our local talent, crew and students.”

WISH UPON – Trailer

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “WISH UPON” The film is directed by John R. Leonetti, starring Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Alice Lee, Kevin Hanchard, Sherilyn Fenn.

WISH UPON – In Theaters July 14, 2017

Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old CLARE SHANNON (Joey King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father JONATHAN (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life – leading her down a dark and dangerous path.

Be careful what you wish for…



DISNEY·PIXAR’S “CARS 3” FUELS UP FOR NATIONWIDE TOUR Road to the Races Takes Off March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017.

“We are going to kick off the tour at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World on Thursday, March 23,” said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide marketing partnerships and special events for the Walt Disney Studios. “There will be fun activities for the whole family—plus a sneak peek of the movie.”

The roster of cities includes Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles, among others—the full list is available at CARS3tour.com. The “Road to the Races” nationwide tour wraps up in California with a visit to NASCAR at Sonoma at the Sonoma Raceway June 24-25, 2017, and the life-size character cars will also roll onto the red carpet for the “Cars 3” world premiere on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

A host of sponsors have signed on to support the tour, which includes a variety of activities.

  • Alamo Rent A CarSM is hosting a street art booth and will bring “Cars 3” to life with a giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends, along with a color pencil pack souvenir. Owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, Alamo Rent A Car offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations around the world.
  • Coppertone® is creating a racer pit crew that encourages visitors to take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity. A leader in the sun care industry, Coppertone is made by Bayer HealthCare, LLC.
  • Crest® and Oral-B® celebrate the Road to the Races tour, providing fans with an opportunity to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen and get “Cars”-themed oral care products. Crest and Oral-B are the first step to enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles.
  • Dole®, the leader in fresh, quality produce, invites visitors to fuel up and recharge their batteries, sample high-octane fruit and vegetable smoothies, collect “Cars 3”-inspired recipes and discover how Dole and Disney are working together to make healthy living fun and easy for families. To see more of Dole’s exciting promotions around summer family fun, visit www.dole.com/Cars3.
  • Mattel presents an interactive play area, which sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launches them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present. Mattel is the leading global childhood development and play company.
  • Fans will be able to catch a sneak peek of the movie in the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater. Visitors will also be able to take photos with the life-size character cars.

    In addition, the sports national youth program NASCAR Acceleration Nation will display the science behind NASCAR racing, and elements from the NASCAR Hall of Fame will allow attendees to get up close and personal with the history of NASCAR.

    Mack Trucks, Inc. will transport the life-size character cars on the coast-to-coast tour.

    LIVE BY NIGHT – Photo Gallery and Trailer

    Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

    To celebrate the release of “LIVE BY NIGHT” on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and HD Digital Download, here is the film’s trailer and a photo gallery.

    Enjoy!

    Photo Gallery


    Live By Night

    Trailer

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    MARIAH CAREY’S ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU – Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD Release Date

    Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

    Production is now underway on Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You, a fun, and heartwarming holiday story brought to life in beautifully realized CGI animation. Based on one of the best-selling and most beloved Christmas songs of all time and the children’s book it inspired, the film which features Mariah Carey’s iconic song All I Want for Christmas is You, will be released on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD and On Demand this holiday season from Universal 1440 Entertainment, a production entity of Universal Studios Home Entertainment. One of the top-selling female musical artists in history, Mariah Carey also narrates and produces the film, which shares one of her most treasured holiday wishes. “I am thrilled to be able to bring the story of the song to new generations of families,” said the global superstar.

    Originally released in 1994, the single “All I Want for Christmas is You” has sold more than 14 million copies. In 2016, more than two decades later, it was the year’s most streamed holiday single. Carey’s critically acclaimed picture book of the same name, published in 2015, has already sold over 750,000 copies.

    “Like the song itself, Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is destined to become an enduring family holiday classic,” said Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment. “It is packed with family fun, holiday spirit, poignant moments – and of course, Mariah Carey!”

    Carey has sold over 200 million records and scored 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles, more than any solo artist in history. She is the recipient of multiple Grammy Awards, 20 American Music Awards, Billboard’s Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World’s Bestselling Female Artist of the Millennium and BMI’s Icon Award.

    The film features the voices of Mariah Carey (“Mariah Carey: Around the World,” Precious), Breanna Yde (“School of Rock”, “The Haunted Hathaways”), Henry Winkler (“Happy Days,” “Royal Pains”), Lacey Chabert (Mean Girls, “Party of Five”), Phil Morris (“Smallville,” “Seinfeld”), Laya Hayes (“Doc McStuffins,” Sister Code) and Keiko Agena (“Gilmore Girls,” Transformers: Dark of the Moon).

    CBS FILMS INVESTIGATES ‘THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10’

    Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

    CBS Films announced today that it has secured the rights to bestselling author Ruth Ware’s latest mystery thriller THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10. Hillary Seitz (Eagle Eye, Insomnia) is set to adapt the novel for the screen with The Gotham Group (The Maze Runner) serving as producers.

    Published by Scout Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 follows journalist Lo Blacklock who is given the travel magazine assignment of a lifetime: spend a week on a boutique ultra-luxury cruise ship with only a handful of unimaginably wealthy travelers. Lo’s dreamlike experience could not be more perfect until late one night when she witnesses an unspeakable act culminating with a woman being thrown overboard. Making matters worse, the following morning all of the passengers remain accounted for and the ship sails on as if nothing has happened.

    THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list for nineteen consecutive weeks. “Ruth Ware has crafted a beautiful and sophisticated mind-bending thriller. We look forward to working with Hillary, The Gotham Group and the terrific team at Simon & Schuster to bring THE WOMAN IN CABIN 10 to movie going audiences around the world,” commented Terry Press, President, CBS Films.

    VOICE FROM THE STONE – Trailer

    Thursday, March 16th, 2017

    Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “VOICE FROM THE STONE” The film is directed by Eric D. Howell, starring Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas, Caterina Murino.

    VOICE FROM THE STONE

    In theaters, VOD and Digital HD on April 28, 2017

    A haunting thriller set at an isolated castle in 1950s Tuscany, Voice From The Stone tells the story of Verena, a determined young nurse hired to help the mute young heir within. But the more she observes the boy, the more Verena becomes convinced he has fallen under the spell of a powerful and otherworldly persona trapped in the villa’s stone walls, one that seems to be rapidly entwining with her own.



    The Franco-American Cultural Fund Announces Four Films For the 2017 COLCOA Documentary Competition

    Thursday, March 16th, 2017

    Four high-profile films will premiere and compete for the 2017 COLCOA Best Documentary Award, including two International Premieres. This line-up reflects the dynamism and the diversity of current documentary production in France.

    Tomorrow, the winner of the 2016 COLCOA Best Documentary Award, will be released in the U.S. by Under The Milky Way in April 2017.

    FOUR FILMS IN COMPETITION FOR THE 2017 COLCOA BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD:

    – WHY DO THEY HATE US? / Pourquoi nous détestent-ils? (2016), written and directed by Lucien Jean-Baptiste, Amelle Chahbi, Alexandre Amiel (International Premiere).
    This three-part documentary takes an unflinching look at racism against blacks, Arabs, and Jews in France. Told from the perspective of three different directors, the films reflect their personal experiences with racism. Assembling remarkable archive material, testimonials from experts and journalists, as well as opinions from the far right, the trilogy aims to deconstruct the mechanisms of racist and anti-Semitic thought. In part one, comedian and actress Amelle Chahbi looks at the Maghrebian community in Paris to see if Arab integration is working, or if the situation worsened as she grew up. In part two, actor/writer/director Lucien Jean-Baptiste investigates how blacks are represented in French society with anthropologist Gilles Boëtsch, former soccer champion Lilian Thuram, who has taken former French President Nicolas Sarkozy to task for racist remarks, and right wing radio’s Henry de Lesquen, who wants to ban what he calls “negro music.” Part three follows journalist and producer Alexandre Amiel as he meets with the head of an anti-Semitic newspaper in an attempt to understand the resurgence of Jewish prejudice in the wake of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo.

    THE PARIS OPERA / L’Opéra (2017), written and directed by Jean-Stéphane Bron (West Coast Premiere). Presented in association with Film Movement, to be released in 2017.
    The Paris Opera is not so much a peek behind the curtain of a French cultural institution as it is a peek on stage from behind the curtain. For a period of nearly two years, documentarian Jean-Stéphane Bron was given unprecedented access to both the creative and administrative machinery that runs the prestigious venue. Casting a lighter eye on the seriousness that is associated with the Paris Opera, this portrait of a close-knit creative community follows an impressive array of storylines, including the challenges facing newly appointed general director Stéphane Lissner, the growing pains of Russian newcomer Mikhail Timeshenko, , casting a live bull for Schoenberg’s Moses and Aaron, and a national labor strike that leads to some white-knuckle performances. In an increasingly fragmented world, this is a backstage pass to a universe where passionate, talented individuals come together for the common goal of staging a great work of art.

    LITTLE GEMS / Les Pépites (2016), written and directed by Xavier de Lauzanne (North American Premiere). Presented in association with Lucky You.
    This uplifting documentary celebrates the humanitarian work of a humble French couple that dedicated their retirement years to bettering the lives of Cambodia’s garbage-dump children. Christian and Marie-France des Pallières are an unlikely pair of heroes. In the 1990s, they came upon an apocalyptic scene of ragged children trawling through a heaving landscape of junk, filth, and toxic waste trying to scavenge anything of value. These latter day ragpickers, some as young as four, exist on the edge of Cambodian society, with no access to education, medicine, or even decent food. Many of them were sold by their parents, abused, raped. The couple settled in Cambodia, determined to make a difference in the lives of these “gems.” Christian, a jovial man of aristocratic heritage, was soon spending his days at the dump, building shelters, and most importantly, a school. Over the next two decades, their foundation, PSE (For a Child’s Smile), would salvage thousands from a bleak future.

    LATEST NEWS FROM THE COSMOS / Dernières Nouvelles du Cosmos(2016), written and directed by Julie Bertuccelli (Special Preview Presentation). Presented in Association with Icarus Films (U.S. release scheduled in 2017).

    At the age of 8, Hélène Nicolas was diagnosed with severe autism and placed in an institution. But this 2017 Best Documentary César-nominated film is not about disability, but rather the discovery of a special ability. Dissatisfied with Hélène’s progress, her mother Véronique quits her job so that she can devote herself full time to Hélène’s care. Up to this point Hélène had been completely unable to communicate, but Véronique is astonished to discover that Hélène is able to place letters in a sequence, like a scrabble game, in order to make words. Not only that, but Hélène has a gift for language, creating surreal and playful poems with wit and insight. In the decade since Véronique made the discovery, Hélène has fashioned an alter ego for herself, called Babouillec and published several books of poetry. These works, adapted to the stage for the prestigious Avignon International Theater Festival, are a window into a mischievous mind reveling in a liberated inner world, yet capable of striking observations about the outer world. While Hélène’s creative process is explored, it’s the glimpses of her relationship with her patient and dedicated mother that touch us most.

    From April 24 to May 2, 2017, filmgoers will celebrate the 21 edition of COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL “9 Days of Film and Series Premieres in Hollywood” at the Directors Guild of America. The complete line-up of films in competition for the COLCOA Cinema, Television, Shorts and new Webseries Awards, and exact schedule will be announced on April 4th, 2017.

    COLCOA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL is presented by the Franco-American Cultural Fund, a unique collaboration between the Directors Guild of America, the Motion Picture Association, the Writers Guild of America, West, and France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM). COLCOA is also supported by France’s Society of Authors, Directors and Producers (L’ARP), the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers (SACD) and the Film and TV Office of the French Embassy in Los Angeles, the CNC, TV France International, and Unifrance.

    LITTLE BOXES – Trailer

    Saturday, March 11th, 2017

    Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “LITTLE BOXES.” The film is directed by Rob Meyer, starring Melanie Lynskey, Nelsan Ellis, Armani Jackson, Oona Laurence, and Janeane Garofalo.

    Opening Theatrically April 14

    It’s the summer before 6th grade, and Clark (Jackson) is the new biracial kid in a very white town. Discovering that to be cool he needs to act ‘more black’, he fumbles to meet expectations. Meanwhile, his urban intellectual parents Mack (Ellis) and Gina (Lynskey) try to adjust to small-town living. Accustomed to life in New York, the tight-knit family is ill-prepared for the drastically different set of obstacles that their new community presents. They soon find themselves struggling to understand themselves and each other in this new context.