WIM WENDERS’ DOCUMENTARY FEATURE POPE FRANCIS – A MAN OF HIS WORD SET FOR MAY 18, 2018 U.S. RELEASE BY FOCUS FEATURES

February 15th, 2018

Focus Features has announced Wim Wender’s Pope Francis – A Man of His Word will open domestically in the U.S. on May 18, 2018. The film’s U.S. release announcement today coincides with Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent for Christians around the world. Universal Pictures International will distribute internationally. Written and directed by three-time Academy Award® nominee Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Pina, The Salt of the Earth), the documentary is a rare co-production with the Vatican, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and the Pope addressing his audience directly, answering the world’s questions on life, death, social justice, immigration, ecology, wealth inequality, materialism and the role of the family.

Pope Francis – A Man of His Word is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions.

The film’s direct-to-camera visual and narrative concepts engage the audience face-to-face with the pope, creating a dialogue between him and, literally, the world. Taking questions from people of all walks of life, Pope Francis responds to farmers and workers, refugees, children and the elderly, prison inmates, and those who live in favelas and migrant camps. All of these voices and faces are a cross section of humanity that join in a conversation with Pope Francis.

While this “symphony of questions” provides the backbone for the film, it also shows the pope on his many journeys around the world, with footage of him speaking at the United Nations, addressing the Congress of the United States, mourning with those gathered at Ground Zero and at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. He speaks to prisoners in correctional facilities and to refugees in Mediterranean camps. We see him travel to the Holy Land (Palestine and Israel) as well as to Africa, South America and Asia.

Throughout the film, Pope Francis shares his vision of the Church and his deep concern for the poor, his involvement in environmental issues and social justice, and his call for peace in areas of conflict and between world religions. There is also a presence of Saint Francis in the film, connecting back to the pope’s namesake, through accounts of legendary moments in the Saint’s own life as a reformer and ecologist.

In an era of deep distrust of politicians and people in power, when lies and corruption and alternative facts are the order of the day, Pope Francis – A Man of His Word shows us a person who lives what he preaches and who has gained the trust of people of all faith traditions and cultures across the world.

Pope Francis – A Man of His Word is produced by Mr. Wenders with Samanta Gandolfi Branca, Alessandro Lo Monaco (The World’s Smallest Army), Andrea Gambetta and David Rosier (The Salt of the Earth). The film is a production of Célestes Images, Centro Televisivo Vaticano, Solares Fondazione delle Arti, PTS Art’s Factory, Neue Road Movies, Fondazione Solares Suisse, and Decia Films.

OVERBOARD – Trailer 2

February 14th, 2018

Here is the second trailer from the upcoming film “OVERBOARD.” The film is directed by Rob Greenberg, starring Eugenio Derbez, Anna Faris, Eva Longoria, John Hannah.

OVERBOARD is available in theaters everywhere on April 13, 2018!

BATMAN NINJA – Digital, Blu-ray™ Steelbook , Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD Release Date

February 14th, 2018

Prepare to witness the Dark Knight, alongside many of his most famed allies and infamous foes, in an eye-popping anime display you’ve never seen before when Warner Bros. Japan, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment present Batman Ninja. The all-new, feature-length animated film arrives on Digital starting April 24, 2018, and Blu-ray™ Steelbook , Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD on May 8, 2018.

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  • “East / West Batman” (Featurette) – Batman meets the anime medium, as this documentary looks into some of the Western tropes and archetypes, meshed into the world of feudal Japan. East meets West, swords, samurai and giant robots, all playing into the clash between Batman and his Rogues gallery.
  • “Batman: Made in Japan” (Featurette) – To make a special film about Batman requires just the right artist to bring the mix of style and energy that is unmistakably anime. The filmmakers discuss the Japanese character models, influences and design create a fusion experience into this hyper real world.
  • “New York Comic Con Presents Batman Ninja” – Meet the talented filmmakers behind Batman Ninja as they discuss their inspirations and challenges in bringing an anime version of Batman to life during a panel discussion unveiling Batman Ninja during New York Comic Con 2017.
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    READY PLAYER ONE – Poster

    February 14th, 2018

    Here is the poster from the upcoming film READY PLAYER ONE. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg, starring “Ready Player One” stars Tye Sheridan (“X-Men: Apocalypse,” “Mud”), Olivia Cooke (“Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” “Bates Motel”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Rogue One – A Star Wars Story,” “Bloodline”) and T.J. Miller (“Deadpool,” “Silicon Valley”), with Simon Pegg (the “Star Trek” movies, the “Mission: Impossible” movies) and Oscar winner Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies,” “Dunkirk”).

    Slated for release beginning Thursday, March 29, 2018, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow Pictures.



    The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.

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    A QUIET PLACE – Trailer 2

    February 13th, 2018

    Here is the second trailer from the upcoming film “A QUIET PLACE.” The film is directed by John Krasinski, starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Noah Jupe & Millicent Simmonds.

    IN THEATERS APRIL 6, 2018

    In the modern horror A QUIET PLACE, a family of four must navigate their lives in silence after mysterious creatures that hunt by sound threaten their survival. If they hear you, they hunt you.

    On DVD and Blu-ray February 13, 2018

    February 13th, 2018

    WONDER


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    Wonder follows the inspiring story of the Pullman family, whose youngest child, Auggie, is a boy born with facial differences. When Auggie enters mainstream elementary school for the first time, his extraordinary journey unites his family, his school, and his community, and proves that you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

    Release Date: February 13, 2018

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    ROMAN J. ISRAEL ESQ


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    ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ. is a dramatic thriller set in the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is suddenly disrupted. When he is recruited to join a firm led by an ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) – and begins a friendship with a young champion of equal rights (Carmen Ejogo), a turbulent series of events ensue that will put the activism that has defined Roman’s career to the test.

    Release Date: February 13, 2018

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    BROAD CITY SEASON 4


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    Abbi and Ilana find themselves growing up in Season 4 of Broad City as they contend with gray hairs, the prospect of real relationships and, of course, living under a T***p presidency.

    Release Date: February 13, 2018

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    GREASE – 40th Anniversary Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Release Date

    February 13th, 2018

    It’s got a groove, it’s got a meaning…and it’s still a cultural phenomenon 40 years after its original release. The iconic celebration of high school life in the 1950s, GREASE is the way you’ll be feeling with a new 40th Anniversary Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital April 24, 2018 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.

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  • Feature film in high definition
  • Commentary by director Randal Kleiser and choreographer Patricia Birch
  • Introduction by Randal Kleiser
  • Rydell Sing-Along
  • The Time, The Place, The Motion: Remembering Grease
  • Grease: A Chicago Story—NEW!
  • Alternate Animated Main Titles—NEW!
  • Alternate Ending—NEW!
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes with Introduction by Randal Kleiser
  • Grease Reunion 2002 – DVD Launch Party
  • Grease Memories from John & Olivia
  • The Moves Behind the Music
  • Thunder Roadsters
  • John Travolta and Allan Carr “Grease Day” interview
  • Olivia Newton-John and Robert Stigwood “Grease Day” interview
  • Photo Galleries
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • DVD

  • Feature film in standard definition
  • Commentary by director Randal Kleiser and choreographer Patricia Birch
  • Introduction by Randal Kleiser
  • Rydell Sing-Along
  • The Time, The Place, The Motion: Remembering Grease
  • Alternate Animated Main Titles—NEW!
  • Alternate Ending—NEW!
  • Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes with Introduction by Randal Kleiser
  • Grease Reunion 2002 – DVD Launch Party
  • The Moves Behind the Music
  • Olivia Newton-John and Robert Stigwood “Grease Day” interview
  • Photo Galleries
  • The Vanishing of Sidney Hall – Trailer

    February 13th, 2018

    Here is the trailer from the upcoming film The Vanishing of Sidney Hall. The film is directed by Shawn Christensen, starring Michelle Monaghan, Elle Fanning, Logan Lerman.

    Release: 03/02/2018



    “Black Panther” to Become First Marvel Studios Film to be Released in the ScreenX Format

    February 12th, 2018

    ScreenX, the world’s first multi-projection system that provides a 270-degree panoramic film viewing experience within a theatre setting, announced today that Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” will be featured in the stunning ScreenX format.

    “Black Panther” is the first film from Marvel Studios to be converted into ScreenX, and the latest collaboration between The Walt Disney Studios and CJ 4DPLEX. The film will be released in ScreenX on a global scale, with showings in eight different countries. In addition to opening in ScreenX, audiences around the world will also be able to see “Black Panther” in 4DX – another immersive format from CJ 4DPLEX that features motion seats and environmental effects.

    “Black Panther” will be available at 101 ScreenX locations on three different continents. It will play in Korea, China, United States, Turkey, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan and Indonesia.

    Speaking about the film’s ScreenX release, Dave Hollis, President, Theatrical Distribution, The Walt Disney Studios, said “The immersive world of Wakanda is perfect for the panoramic ScreenX format, and we know from our previous collaborations with the ScreenX team that it will deliver an outstanding moviegoing experience for ‘Black Panther.’ ”

    “Each time Disney teams with us to convert one of their films into ScreenX or 4DX, we see a magnificent reaction at the movie theatre. As the first Marvel film in ScreenX, ‘Black Panther’ promises to elicit an amazing reaction from fans by immersing them into the Marvel Cinematic Universe at a new and thrilling level ,” said James Kang, Executive Vice President of ScreenX Division, CGV.

    OUTSIDE IN – Trailer

    February 12th, 2018

    Here is the trailer from the upcoming film OUTSIDE IN. The film is directed by Lynn Shelton, starring Jay Duplass, Edie Falco, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben Schwartz.

    The Orchard will release OUTSIDE IN theatrically on Friday, March 30th, and on all digital platforms on Tuesday, April 3rd. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and will screen at South by Southwest next month.

    Aft er serving 20 years for the crime of essentially being in the wrong place at the wrong time, 38-year-old Chris (Jay Duplass) is granted early parole thanks largely to the tireless advocacy of Carol (Edie Falco), his former high-school teacher. As he struggles with the challenges of navigating the modern world as an ex-con, and with a fraught relationship with his brother Ted (Ben Schwartz), Chris ends up confessing his romantic love for Carol — a love that, given her marital status, Carol cannot reciprocate. Or can she? Carol longs for something her husband no longer provides. Meanwhile, Carol’s daughter Hildy (Kaitlyn Dever) befriends Chris, finding a kindred spirit in this awkward, tormented older guy.