SUBURBICON – Trailer

July 28th, 2017

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film SUBURBICON. The film is directed by George Clooney, starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Noah Jupe and Oscar Isaac

SUBURBICON is in theaters October 27, 2017

Suburbicon is a peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns…the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. But the tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge (Matt Damon) must navigate the town’s dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices. This is Suburbicon.

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES WORLD PREMIERE OF WOODY ALLEN’S WONDER WHEEL AS CLOSING NIGHT OF THE 55th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

July 28th, 2017

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announces Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel as the Closing Night selection of the 55th New York Film Festival (September 28 – October 15), making its World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on Saturday, October 14. Amazon Studios will release Wonder Wheel on December 1, 2017, the first film the studio will distribute independently.

In a career spanning 50 years and almost as many features, Woody Allen has periodically refined, reinvented, and redefined the terms of his art, and that’s exactly what he does with his daring new film. We’re in Coney Island in the 1950s. A lifeguard (Justin Timberlake) tells us a story that just might be filtered through his vivid imagination: a middle-aged carousel operator (James Belushi) and his beleaguered wife (Kate Winslet), who eke out a living on the boardwalk, are visited by his estranged daughter (Juno Temple)—a situation from which layer upon layer of all-too-human complications develop. Allen and his cinematographer, the great Vittorio Storaro, working with a remarkable cast led by Winslet in a startlingly brave, powerhouse performance, have created a bracing and truly surprising movie experience.

New York Film Festival Director and Selection Committee Chair Kent Jones said, “I’m not quite sure what I expected when I sat down to watch Wonder Wheel, but when the lights came up I was speechless. There are elements in the film that will certainly be familiar to anyone who knows Woody Allen’s work, but here he holds them up to a completely new light. I mean that literally and figuratively, because Allen and Vittorio Storaro use light and color in a way that is stunning in and of itself but also integral to the mounting emotional power of the film. And at the center of it all is Kate Winslet’s absolutely remarkable performance—precious few actors are that talented, or fearless.”

The New York Film Festival has showcased Allen’s work on two other occasions: Bullets Over Broadway was Centerpiece of NYFF32 in 1994 and Celebrity was Opening Night of NYFF36 in 1998.

The 18-day New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring works from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Jones, also includes Dennis Lim, FSLC Director of Programming; Florence Almozini, FSLC Associate Director of Programming; and Amy Taubin, Contributing Editor, Film Comment and Sight & Sound.

Earlier this summer, NYFF announced Richard Linklater’s Last Flag Flying as Opening Night and Todd Haynes’s Wonderstruck as the Centerpiece selection. The retrospective section honors Robert Mitchum’s centenary.

Tickets for the 55th New York Film Festival will go on sale September 10. VIP passes and packages are on sale now and offer one of the earliest opportunities to purchase tickets and secure seats at some of the festival’s biggest events, including the just-announced Closing Night. Learn more at filmlinc.org/packages.

In Theaters July 28, 2017

July 28th, 2017

ATOMIC BLONDE 

ATOMIC BLONDE Release PosterOscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.

The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style, Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2). Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel series “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam Hart. Kurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay.

 

ATOMIC BLONDE TRAILER

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THE EMOJI MOVIE 

THE EMOJI MOVIE Release PosterThe Emoji Movie unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. Hidden within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user. In this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene (T.J. Miller), an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5 (James Corden) and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak (Anna Faris). Together, they embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.

THE EMOJI MOVIE TRAILER

  

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DETROIT  

DETROIT  Release PosterFrom the Academy Award winning director of THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, DETROIT tells the gripping story of one of the darkest moments during the civil unrest that rocked Detroit in the summer of ’67

 
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AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER 

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWERE Release PosterA decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Cameras follow him behind the scenes – in moments both private and public, funny and poignant — as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion..

 

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BRIGSBY BEAR 

BRIGSBY BEAR Release PosterBrigsby Bear Adventures is a children’s TV show produced for an audience of one: James (Kyle Mooney). When the show abruptly ends, James’s life changes forever, he sets out to finish the story himself and must learn to cope with the realities of a new world that he knows nothing about.

 

 

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MENASHE 

 MENASHE Release Poster
Set within the New York Hasidic community in Borough Park, Brooklyn, Menashe follows a kind but hapless grocery store clerk trying to maintain custody of his son Rieven after his wife, Lea, passes away. Since they live in a tradition-bound culture that requires a mother present in every home, Rieven is supposed to be adopted by the boy’s strict, married uncle, but Menashe’s Rabbi decides to grant him one week to spend with Rieven prior to Lea’s memorial. Their time together creates an emotional moment of father/son bonding as well as offers Menashe a final chance to prove to his skeptical community that he can be a capable parent. Shot in secret entirely within the Hasidic community depicted in the film, and one of the only movies to be performed in Yiddish in nearly 70 years, Menashe is a warm, life affirming look at the universal bonds between father and son that also sheds unusual light on a notoriously private community. Based largely on the real life of its Hasidic star Menashe Lustig, the film is a strikingly authentic and deeply moving portrait of family, love, connection, and community.

MENASHE TRAILER

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PERSON TO PERSON  

THE BOOK OF HENRY Release PosterDuring a single day in New York City, a variety of characters grapple with the mundane, the unexpected, and the larger questions permeating their lives. An investigative reporter struggles with her first day on the job, despite help from her misguided boss; a rebellious teen attempts to balance her feminist ideals with other desires; and a young man seeks to reconcile with his ex-girlfriend, even as her brother threatens revenge. Meanwhile, an avid music lover traverses the city in search of a rare record for his vinyl collection.

PERSON TO PERSON TRAILER

THE STAR – Trailer

July 27th, 2017

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film THE STAR. The film is directed by Timothy Reckart, starring Steven Yeun (Bo the donkey), Gina Rodriguez (Mary) , Zachary Levi (Joseph) , Keegan-Michael Key (Dave the dove), Kelly Clarkson (Leah the horse), Anthony Anderson (Zach the goat),
Aidy Bryant (Ruth the sheep), Ving Rhames (Thaddeus the dog), Gabriel Iglesias (Rufus the dog), Patricia Heaton (Edith the cow), Kristin Chenoweth (Abby the Mouse), Christopher Plummer (King Herod), and Tracy Morgan (Felix), and Tyler Perry (Cyrus), and Oprah Winfrey (Deborah)

Release Date: November 10, 2017

In Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become unlikely heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

MARJORIE PRIME – Trailer

July 27th, 2017

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film MARJORIE PRIME. The film is directed by Michael Almereyda, starring Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins and Lois Smith.

MARJORIE PRIME will be released in NYC and LA on August 18th with national rollout to follow

Eighty-six-year-old Marjorie spends her final, ailing days with a computerized version of her deceased husband. With the intent to recount their life together, Marjorie’s “Prime” relies on the information from her and her kin to develop a more complex understanding of his history. As their interactions deepen, the family begins to develop ever diverging recounts of their lives, drawn into the chance to reconstruct the often painful past.

Built around exceptional performances from a veteran cast, Marjorie Prime shines a light on an often-obscured corner in the world of artificial intelligence and its interactions with mortality. Bringing us robustly into the future, Michael Almaryeda’s poetic film forces us to face the question—If we had the opportunity, how would we choose to rebuild the past, and what would we decide to forget?



The Generation Iron Fitness Network and The Vladar Company Announce Production for “Ronnie Coleman the King” Documentary on 8-Time Mr Olympia

July 26th, 2017

The Generation Iron Fitness Network and The Vladar Company is officially announcing that they have now begun production on a feature length documentary focused on the life and accomplishments of the quintessential bodybuilding legend, 8-time Mr. Olympia winner Ronnie Coleman entitled Ronnie Coleman the King and directed by prolific documentarian Vlad Yudin (Generation Iron, Jeremy Scott: The People’s Designer). The film is slated for a 2018 global release date.

Ronnie Coleman is one of the most legendary athletes in the history of bodybuilding – holding the world record for most Mr. Olympia titles of all time with 8 wins. Now for the first time ever the world will see the true-life story of the biggest bodybuilder of our time.

“Ronnie Coleman is known as the greatest bodybuilder of all the time. A year ago, when the footage of him surfaced in the wheelchair after another spinal surgery, he made a statement that he only regrets one thing – Not Lifting More Heavy Weights. I was thinking a lot about that statement trying to understand it. With this film, we explore his past and present, trying to understand what it truly takes to be an iconic bodybuilder,” explains director Vlad Yudin.
Known as “The King” of bodybuilding, Ronnie Coleman is a true icon in the sport of bodybuilding comparable to the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is known as one of the heaviest bodybuilders ever to compete in the IFBB and is also known for his aggressive heavy lifting in his training regimen. Since retirement, Ronnie Coleman has suffered a total of 6 major injuries to his spine and hips requiring rehabilitating surgery. He is now on a journey back to 100% recovery so that he can train at peak levels once again.

“I am so excited about my upcoming film with Generation Iron. I’ve never filmed one while being married with kids and having my own business,” states Ronnie Coleman.

Directed by Vlad Yudin, The new documentary will focus on Ronnie Coleman’s recent efforts to recover after his latest spinal surgery so that he can once again train with heavy weights at maximum capacity. The film will also take a deep look into his past career and accomplishments – giving a never before seen look at one of the biggest (literally and figuratively) athletes in the bodybuilding industry.

A joint production between The Vladar Company and The Generation Iron Fitness Network, the film has now begun production with a scheduled release date in Q1 of 2018. Vlad Yudin and Edwin Mejia (Generation Iron) will serve as Producers on the project.

The Vladar Company’s previous releases include the smash hit Generation Iron, which grossed over 1 Million at the U.S. box office to become one of the top 10 grossing docs of 2013. They have also produced the recent sequel Generation Iron 2 and MMA documentary The Hurt Business with Ronda Rousey, Jon Jones and Georges St.Pierre.

BREAKING GLASS PLAYS WITH ASSHOLES

July 26th, 2017

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Peter Vack’s visceral, gross-out directorial debut ASSHOLES. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in July in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films. The film is slated for a theatrical release from Factory 25 followed closely by a DVD/VOD release from Breaking Glass in the Fall of 2017.

In true modern-day John Waters fashion, and described as “one of the most disgusting movies ever made” (Indiewire) that “pushes the boundaries of decency & artistry to breaking point” (Movie Pilot), ASSHOLES held its world premiere at SXSW where the film won the first ever Adam Yauch Award, an award given in honor of a filmmaker whose work strives to be wholly its own, without regard for norms or desire to conform. The film went on to play Calgary Underground Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, Oak Cliff Film Festival, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival, Perth Revelation Film Festival, and the Fantasia Festival.

Written, directed, and starring Peter Vack (MFA, Mozart in the Jungle, Lace Crater) alongside his real-life family, including sister Betsey Brown (“The Carrie Diaries”, Muckland) in the atypical lead role, ASSHOLES also stars Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist).
ASSHOLES follows recovering addicts Adah and Aaron who are struggling to stay sober. After meeting in their psychoanalyst’s waiting room, they fall in love, relapse on poppers, and become the biggest assholes in New York City.

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with everyone at Breaking Glass Pictures, a smart and sensitive group, perfect for releasing my film about Assholes.”, said director Peter Vack.

‘Very few filmmakers have been able to blend visceral imagery with comedy and modern social commentary the way Peter Vack has with ASSHOLES”, said Michael Repsch, SVP of Distribution & Sales at Breaking Glass. “Breaking Glass Pictures is ecstatic to be a part of this wildly different film experience that will surely find its way to cult status, as it is equal parts John Waters and Gaspar Noe – Peter is a pioneer and we can’t wait to share his work with audiences.”

BAYWATCH – 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack Release Date

July 26th, 2017

The “bawdy, sexy” (Neil Pond, Parade) and “ridiculously fun” (Rachel Smith, FOX-TV) comedy BAYWATCH makes waves with a new extended version, featuring outrageous footage not seen in theaters, on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack August 29, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Fans can dive in two weeks early on Digital HD August 15.

BAYWATCH Blu-ray


Blu-ray

· Extended Version of the film in high definition
· Theatrical Version of the film in high definition
· Bonus Content:
o Meet the Lifeguards
o Continuing the Legacy
o Stunts & Training
o Deleted & Extended Scenes

DVD
Theatrical Version of the film in standard definition

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OWN BLU-RAY >>

VH1 SAVE THE MUSIC FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH ANNAPURNA PICTURES TO BRING MUSIC TO DETROIT

July 26th, 2017

VH1 Save The Music Foundation is teaming up with Annapurna pictures for Detroit Public Schools to celebrate the delivery of music instruments. This special delivery will provide Emerson Elementary-Middle School a Core Band Grant from VH1 Save The Music, which will consist of musical instruments, stand, method books to help them get their instrumental music program off the ground and give so many deserving students access to a complete education that include music.

The delivery is in connection to the releasing of the company’s new motion picture, “Detroit”, a dramatic thriller that focuses on the events that transpired one terrifying evening during the civil unrest that tore apart the city of Detroit, and its traumatic aftermath. The delivery will take place on Tuesday, July 25th at 11:00AM at Emerson Elementary-Middle School in Detroit, Michigan.

“We could not be more thrilled to have the opportunity to collaborate with VH1 Save The Music to provide Emerson Elementary-Middle School a Core Band Grant. Music, arts, and an indomitable spirit, are synonymous with the city of Detroit and we are honored to have the chance to give back to the talented youth of Detroit.”

To date VH1 Save The Music Foundation granted to six schools in Detroit Public Community Schools between 1999-2001 to help jumpstart instrumental music programs. Through the support of Annapurna Pictures, Save The Music is thrilled to be back in the motor city.

“We are thrilled to partner with the film Detroit so that we can help give students at Emerson K-8 School the opportunity to kick start their brand new band program said, Chiho Feindler, Senior Director of Programs and Policy at VH1 Save The Music Foundation

As a generous partner of the Foundation, the cast from “Detroit”, Algee Smith, Leon Thomas, Malcolm David Kelley, and Joseph David-Jones will be speaking on the influence music and playing instruments has had on their life and career.

BRAD’S STATUS – Trailer

July 26th, 2017

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film BRAD’S STATUS. The film is directed by Mike White, starring Ben Stiller, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement, Jenna Fischer and Austin Abrams.

Amazon Studios will release BRAD’S STATUS in theaters September 15th, 2017

When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad’s Status, writer and director Mike White’s bittersweet comedy. Brad has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), and their musical prodigy son, Troy (Austin Abrams), but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot (White), a hedge fund founder (Luke Wilson), a tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit and bestselling author (Michael Sheen). As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.