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BIG STONE GAP – Poster

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Here is the poster for the upcoming film BIG STONE GAP . The movie is directed byAdriana Trigiani, starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony LaPaglia, Jenna Elfman, Jasmine Guy, Judith Ivey.

Picturehouse will release the film nationwide on October 9, 2015.


BIG STONE GAP

Adriana Trigiani, in her debut as screenwriter/director, brings her best-selling novel BIG STONE GAP to the movies. BIG STONE GAP, shot entirely on location in Trigiani’s hometown, is the story of proud working people and their lives in a coal mining town nestled in the southwest corner of Virginia, deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Ave Maria Mulligan (Ashley Judd), the town’s self-proclaimed spinster, has resigned herself to a quiet life of singlehood and being useful. She works in her family’s pharmacy, delivers the prescriptions herself, and directs the town’s annual outdoor drama until one day she learns of a long-buried family secret that changes the course of her life forever.

MENTAL Movie Trailer

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film MENTAL. The movie is directed by PJ Hogan, starring Toni Collette, Liev Schreiber, Anthony Lapaglia, Rebecca Gibney, Kerry Fox, Caroline Goodall, Deborah Mailman, and Sam Clark.

MENTAL opens in theaters and on demand March 29, 2013.

Set in the fictional town of Dolphin Heads, MENTAL is written and directed by PJ Hogan and produced by Jerry Zucker, Janet Zucker, Todd Fellman and Jocelyn Moorhouse. It stars Golden Globe® Winner Toni Collette (United States of Tara, Little Miss Sunshine, About A Boy, The Sixth Sense) in a film that re-unites her with PJ Hogan for the first time since the iconic Muriel’s Wedding seventeen years ago.

The Moochmore girls are all certain they suffer from some sort of mental illness, because if they’re not crazy they’re just unpopular. The combination of Shirley’s five rambunctious daughters and her philandering husband Barry becomes too much for her to bear and she is committed to a mental institution.

Barry, a small time politician is left to take care of five girls who he barely knows. Overwhelmed, he impulsively picks up Shaz, a colorful hitchhiker on the side of the road, and installs her as the girls’ nanny. Shaz is charismatic, hot tempered, inspiring, and completely nuts. However she proves to be exactly what the Moochmore family needs.

DJANGO UNCHAINED Teaser Movie Trailer

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Here is the trailer from UnivThe Weinstein Company’s upcoming film DJANGO UNCHAINED. The movie is directed by Quentin Tarantino, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo, Todd Allen

DJANGO UNCHAINED opens in theaters everywhere on December 25, 2012.

Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive. Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival… ‘

Tropfest Film Festival Comes to US

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

Tropfest, the world’s largest short film festival, today announced the 16 films that will vie for the top prize in its inaugural “All-Star Competition,” to be hosted by Rob Corddry (The Daily Show, Hot Tub Time Machine, Childrens Hospital), during a weekend of free, mostly outdoor events being held at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas June 1-3 in celebration of Tropfest’s 20th Official Birthday. The 16 finalists have been culled from the best Tropfest entries of the past two decades. A celebrity and industry panel will select an overall winner live before thousands of festival-goers at the ’main event’ on Sunday, June 3 (A full list of finalists follows).

The films, each less than seven minutes, have been hand-picked by Tropfest founder and acclaimed director John Polson (Hide & Seek, Tenderness) and represent a wide cross section of work whose principals have gone on to great success in front of and behind the camera. Over the past two decades, dozens of successful directors, writers, actors and others have had their start at Tropfest. Festival alumni include: Sam Worthington (Avatar, Last Night); Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Warrior, Animal Kingdom); Alister Grierson (director of the James Cameron-produced Sanctum); and Jason Gann and Tony Rogers, whose Tropfest short, Wilfred, was the genesis of the popular U.S. TV series of the same name starring Elijah Wood.

“I’m very excited about this,” said Corddry. “Tropfest is a perfect match for me. I don’t have the attention span for a full-length film festival.”

For its United States debut in Las Vegas and New York, Tropfest has amassed U.S. Ambassadors including Nicole Kidman, Geoffrey Rush, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anthony Lapaglia, Liev Schreiber and Charles Randolph. The event has traditionally received extraordinary support globally from some of the biggest stars in the international film community, including the most recent iteration of Tropfest Australia where the panel of judges and guests included Kidman, Rush, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Baz Luhrmann and Tobey Maguire.

“For the past 20 years, Tropfest has uncovered some exceptional talent in all aspects of filmmaking, and it was no easy feat to narrow down the All-Star nominees to just sixteen,” said Polson. “I’ve been amazed and delighted watching Tropfest’s audience grow over these two decades and I’m extremely proud to present them to a U.S. audience.”

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, the city’s newest luxury resort, will host the first event in the festival’s U.S. debut, Tropfest Las Vegas, starting with a Welcome Party on Friday, June 1, Tropfest’s 20th Birthday Party on Saturday, June 2 and the All-Star Competition on Sunday, June 3.

The weekend’s activities will feature curated short film content, the All-Star Competition and live musical performances from some of the industry’s most exciting new acts. Delta Spirit, who are set to play Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza in coming months, will perform live on Saturday, June 2 at Tropfest’s 20th Birthday Party and singer-songwriter-artist, LP, will close out the All-Star Competition on Sunday, June 3 at the Boulevard Pool. In keeping with Tropfest’s culture globally, the vast majority of access to all events will be FREE.

HAPPY FEET TWO DVD and Blu-ray Release Date

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Warner Bros Home Entertainment to release HAPPY FEET TWO on DVD and Blu-ray March 13, 2012. The second chapter was directed by George Miller starring the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (P!Nk), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Common, Hugo Weaving, Richard Carter, Magda Szubanski, Anthony Lapaglia.


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Warner Bros 2011 Fall Film Preview

Monday, August 15th, 2011

CONTAGION
In theaters and IMAX on September 9


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Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Ehle, Sanaa Lathan

“Contagion” follows the rapid progress of a lethal airborne virus that kills within days. As the fast-moving epidemic grows, the worldwide medical community races to find a cure and control the panic that spreads faster than the virus itself. At the same time, ordinary people struggle to survive in a society coming apart.

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DOLPHIN TALE
In 3D and 2D in select theaters on September 23


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Director: Charles Martin Smith
Cast: Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson, Nathan Gamble, Cozi Zuehlsdorff, Austin Stowell, Morgan Freeman

“Dolphin Tale” is inspired by the amazing true story of a brave dolphin and the compassionate strangers who banded together to save her life. Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. But her fight for survival has just begun. Without a tail, Winter’s prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle—a miracle that might not only save Winter but could also help scores of people around the world. The real Winter, who plays herself in “Dolphin Tale,” today serves as a symbol of courage, perseverance and hope to millions of people—both able and disabled—who have been touched by her remarkable story of recovery and rehabilitation.

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A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS
In 3D and 2D in select theaters on November 4


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Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Paula Garcés, Danneel Harris, Tom Lennon, Danny Trejo, Elias Koteas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, David Krumholtz, Patton Oswalt, Neil Patrick Harris

The new “Harold & Kumar” comedy picks up six years after the duo’s last adventure. After years of growing apart, Harold Lee (John Cho) and Kumar Patel (Kal Penn) have replaced each other with new friends and are preparing for their respective Yuletide celebrations. But when a mysterious package mistakenly arrives at Kumar’s door on Christmas Eve, his attempt to redirect it to Harold’s house ends with the “high grade” contents—and Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree—going up in smoke. With his in-laws out of the house for the day, Harold decides to cover his tracks, rather than come clean. Reluctantly embarking on another ill-advised journey with Kumar through New York City, their search for the perfect replacement tree almost blows Christmas Eve sky high.

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J. EDGAR
In theaters on November 9 (Limited) / November 11 (Wide)

Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas, Ken Howard

Drama. “J. Edgar” explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

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HAPPY FEET TWO
In 3D and 2D in select theaters and IMAX on November 18


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Director: George Miller
Cast: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (P!nk), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Common, Hugo Weaving, Magda Szubanski, Anthony LaPaglia, Richard Carter, Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores, Jr.

The sequel to “Happy Feet,” the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, “Happy Feet Two” returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D. Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven—a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model. But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces. Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures—from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals—to put things right.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE
In theaters on December 9


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Director: Garry Marshall
Cast: Halle Berry, Jessica Biel, Jon Bon Jovi, Abigail Breslin, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Robert De Niro, Josh Duhamel, Zac Efron, Hector Elizondo, Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Seth Meyers, Lea Michele, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Pfeiffer, Til Schweiger, Hilary Swank, Sofia Vergara

“New Year’s Eve” celebrates love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, in the intertwining stories told amidst the pulse and promise of New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS
In theaters on December 16


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Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room…until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)—and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction—all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

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EXTREMELY LOUD & INCREDIBLY CLOSE
In theaters on December 25 (Limited) / January 20 (Wide)



Director: Stephen Daldry
Cast: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn, James Gandolfini, Zoe Caldwell,
Viola Davis, Jeffrey Wright, Max von Sydow

Oskar (Thomas Horn) is convinced that his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can’t be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father’s closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his own loss to a greater understanding of the observable world around him.