In Theaters April 17, 2015

April 17th, 2015

  TRUE STORY 

TRUE STORY Movie PosterWhen disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) meets accused killer Christian Longo (James Franco) – who has taken on Finkel’s identity – his investigation morphs into an unforgettable game of cat-and-mouse. Based on actual events, Finkel’s relentless pursuit of Longo’s true story encompasses murder, love, deceit and redemption.

 

TRUE STORY TRAILER

 

  MONSTERS:DARK CONTINENT

MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT Movie PosterAn American platoon stationed in the Middle East is thrust into battle with a new breed of Aliens in this epic sequel to Gareth Edwards’ (GODZILLA) cult sci-fi hit, MONSTERS.

 

 

 

MONSTERS: DARK CONTINENT TRAILER

 

  CHILD 44 

CHILD 44  Movie PosterA politically-charged serial killer thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia, CHILD 44 chronicles the crisis of conscience for secret police agent Leo Demidov [Tom Hardy], who loses status, power and home when he refuses to denounce his own wife, Raisa [Noomi Rapace], as a traitor. Exiled from Moscow to a grim provincial outpost, Leo and Raisa join forces with General Mikhail Nesterov [Gary Oldman] to track down a serial killer who preys on young boys. Their quest for justice threatens a system-wide cover-up enforced by Leo’s psychopathic rival Vasili [Joel Kinnaman], who insists “There is no crime in Paradise.” 

  CHILD 44 TRAILER

  MALL COP 2

MALL COP 2 Movie PosterAfter six years of keeping our malls safe, Paul Blart has earned a well-deserved vacation. He heads to Vegas with his teenage daughter before she heads off to college. But safety never takes a holiday and when duty calls, Blart answers.

 

 

MALL COP 2 TRAILER 

 

  MONKEY KINGDOM

Monkey Kingdom Movie PosterDisneynature’s “Monkey Kingdom” spotlights the gripping reality of a newborn monkey and its mother, struggling to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia, alongside a rich cast of forest characters. Life is grand, food is plentiful and safety is assured if you’re lucky enough to be born on the higher rungs of the Troop’s social ladder. But this young mother and her infant find themselves in a constant state of hunger, dodging threats from higher-ranking monkeys determined to keep them on their assigned rung. It’ll take a lot of ingenuity, hard work—and a little luck—if this little family hopes to change their place in the world. Directed by Mark Linfield (“Chimpanzee,” “Earth”) and co-directed by Alastair Fothergill (“Chimpanzee,” “Bears”), Disneynature’s eighth True Life Adventure—the follow-up to 2014’s “Bears”—swings into theaters in April 2015.

MONKEY KINGDOM TRAILER 

 

  UNFRIENDED

UNFRIENDED Movie PosterUshering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.

After Universal executives saw a test screening of Unfriended terrify a test audience, the studio acquired the thriller that was developed and conceived by visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Directed by Levan Gabriadze, Unfriended is written by Nelson Greaves and produced by Bekmambetov and Greaves, as well as Jason Blum for Blumhouse Productions (Ouija and Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious 

UNFRIENDED TRAILER

  BEYOND THE REACH 

BEYOND THE REACH Movie PosterA high-rolling corporate shark (Michael Douglas) and his impoverished young guide (Jeremy Irvine) play the most dangerous game during a hunting trip in the Mojave Desert in this lean, mean cat-and-mouse thriller.

 

 

 

BEYOND THE REACH TRAILER

 

  FELIX AND MEIRA 

FELIX AND MEIRA Movie PosterFÉLIX AND MEIRA is a calling card for its young director, Maxime Giroux; a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another. Each lost in their everyday lives, Meira (Hadas Yaron), a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother and Félix (Martin Dubreuil), a Secular loner mourning the recent death of his estranged father, unexpectedly meet in a local bakery in Montreal’s Mile End district. What starts as an innocent friendship becomes more serious as the two wayward strangers find comfort in one another. As Felix opens Meira’s eyes to the world outside of her tight-knit Orthodox community, her desire for change becomes harder for her to ignore, ultimately forcing her to choose: remain in the life that she knows or give it all up to be with Félix. Giroux’s film is a poignant and touching tale of self-discovery set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn, and Venice, Italy. FÉLIX AND MEIRA is the Winner of Best Canadian Feature at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

 

DISNEY•PIXAR’S “INSIDE OUT” TO MAKE ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT 2015 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

April 16th, 2015

Disney•Pixar’s “Inside Out” not only ventures inside the mind—it’s heading to the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival for its World Premiere.

Academy Award® winner Pete Docter, who helmed Disney•Pixar’s “Up” (the first animated film ever to be the Festival’s Opening-Ceremony film), directs “Inside Out,” an original new movie from Pixar Animation Studios. Docter, producer Jonas Rivera (“Up”), and co-director Ronnie Del Carmen (“Up”) will be on hand in Cannes, along with members of the all-star English-language voice cast.

“We are overjoyed at being included in this year’s official selection at Cannes,” said Docter. “With ‘Inside Out,’ we spent years imagining – and then building – never-before-seen settings and characters within the mind. It was an incredible, fun and exciting challenge and now we can’t wait to share it with the world.”

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Legacy Featurette

April 16th, 2015

Here is the legacy featurette from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The film is directed by George Miller, starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee Kershaw, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, iOTA, John Howard, Richard Carter, Megan Gale, Angus Sampson, Joy Smithers, Gillian Jones, Melissa Jaffer, Melita Jurisic

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Hits theaters May 15, 2015 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D)

RESULTS – Trailer

April 16th, 2015

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film RESULTS. The movie is directed by Andrew Bujalski, starring Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Brooklyn Decker and Giovanni Ribisi.

Magnolia Pictures will release RESULTS in theaters and on demand May 29, 2015

Recently divorced, newly rich, and utterly miserable, Danny (Kevin Corrigan) would seem to be the perfect test subject for a definitive look at the relationship between money and happiness. Danny’s well-funded ennui is interrupted by a momentous trip to the local gym, where he meets self-styled guru/owner Trevor (Guy Pearce) and irresistibly acerbic trainer Kat (Cobie Smulders). Soon, their three lives are inextricably knotted, both professionally and personally.

LEARNING TO DRIVE – Trailer

April 16th, 2015

Here is the trailer for the upcoming film LEARNING TO DRIVE. The movie is directed by Isabel Coixet, starring Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Grace Gummer.

LEARNING TO DRIVE In theaters August 21, 2015

Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks.

Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, and love in starting life anew.

AMERICAN SNIPER – Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD Release Date

April 16th, 2015

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” arriving onto Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on May 19 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production. “American Sniper” stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.

American Sniper Blu-ray

“American Sniper” Blu-ray Combo Pack & Two Disc DVD contains the following special features:

· One Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper
Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along with
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome enormous creative and
logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s story to the screen.

· Making of American Sniper

OWN BLU-RAY

OWN DVD

DEFY MEDIA AND AWESOMENESSTV’S SMOSH: THE MOVIE TO PREMIERE WORLDWIDE JULY 23

April 16th, 2015

SMOSH: The Movie, co-produced by Defy Media and AwesomenessTV, will have its gala world premiere on July 23 in Anaheim, CA, adjacent to Vidcon, the world’s largest annual gathering of digital stars and their fans.

SMOSH: The Movie, stars comedy duo Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox who are best known to their 30 million YouTube subscribers as SMOSH, a Defy-owned property. The film was jointly financed by AwesomenessTV, a multi-platform media company serving the global teen audience, and DEFY Media, a leading independent creator and distributor of digital content.

In addition to Padilla and Hecox, SMOSH: The Movie features YouTube Stars Jenna Marbles, Grace Helbig, Harley Morenstein, Mark Fischback (Markplier) and Dominic “D-Trix” Sandoval (with over 40 million combined subscribers), as well as Jillian Nelson, Brittan Ross, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Michael Ian Black.

“SMOSH: The Movie marks a major next step in serving the millions of SMOSH fans and an opportunity to entertain millions more. With so many loyal fans expected at this year’s Vidcon event, where we will also celebrate SMOSH’s ten year anniversary, we couldn’t think of a better place to debut the movie,” said Defy Media CEO Matt Diamond.
“With SMOSH: The Movie, we are going to build upon what we learned from the release of Expelled, the #1 Social Movie of 2014 that debuted at the top of the iTunes charts,” said Brian Robbins, CEO and Founder AwesomenessTV. “Loved by our audience, SMOSH is a huge digital brand and Ian and Anthony are big time comedic talents. This film was a natural for us to produce and now distribute with Defy.”

SMOSH: The Movie will be launched in theatrical release immediately followed by Digital HD and major Video on Demand platforms.

SMOSH, one of DEFY Media’s most iconic properties and an online fixture since 2005, is currently the largest content brand for 13-17 year olds. With over 30 million combined YouTube subscribers, 20 million social followers and 17 million monthly unique visitors, SMOSH has one of the strongest digital footprints of any media brand in existence today. Based on the strength of this audience, SMOSH has also seen multiple chart-topping musical endeavors, record-setting channel spinoffs and top-selling mobile and game apps, with more than two million downloads to date.

A high-concept Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure for 2015, SMOSH: The Movie revolves around Ian and Anthony’s adventure through the YouTube portal to delete an embarrassing video of Anthony before his high school crush, Anna, has the chance to see it. They run into one YouTube celebrity after another on their quest to rewrite history before their high school reunion.

SMOSH: The Movie was written by Eric Falconer (Blue Mountain State, How I Met Your Mother) and directed by Alex Winter (Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Freaked). The executive producers are Barry Blumberg, Brett Bouttier, Joe Davola,Shauna Phelan, Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox. Brian Robbins (Varsity Blues, Expelled) serves as producer.

SMOSH: The Movie was partially shot at YouTube Space LA.

Epic Pictures and Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada To Distribute Highly Anticipated Horror Film

April 16th, 2015

OLD 37, a psychological slasher about two brothers (Kane Hodder + Bill Moseley) posing as paramedics who intercept 911 calls in a retired old ambulance, has partnered with Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada and Epic Pictures Group for the film’s North American distribution. Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada will be handling the Canadian market, while Epic’s growing distribution division, Epic Pictures Releasing, will be handling the United States.

EPIC Pictures COO, Shaked Berenson stated, “We are proud to add this highly anticipated gem to Epic’s growing release slate. Fans will surely appreciate Travers’ gritty characters and intense atmosphere.” Anchor Bay Entertainment Canada shares a similar sentiment where Susan Curran Director of Marketing and Acquisitions notes that “OLD 37 is one heck of a ride full of gore and terror. We’re delighted to be working with Big Picture Media for the Canadian home video and digital release.” Epic’s CEO, Patrick Ewald added “In OLD 37 you have Kane Hodder (who played Jason in four of the Friday the 13th movies) and Bill Moseley (from Rob Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects and House of a 1000 corpses), playing a pair of deranged brothers who work as paramedics to exact revenge on unsuspecting teenagers. How much better can you get in a horror film?”

Fresh off the worldwide premiere at HorrorHound Film Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio where the film won the award for Best Feature Film, the audience went wild. OLD 37 writer and producer Paul Travers and actor Kane Hodder were on site for a Q&A after the premiere and the positive reactions in the theater were palpable. HorrorHound Film Festival Director Jason Hignite said “OLD 37 comes through with in-your-face visceral horror.”

Fast paced and blood soaked, OLD 37 taps into the most basic human fear, vulnerability. The words “don’t worry I’m a paramedic” will make you think twice before dialing 9-1-1. For more information on OLD 37, please visit http://www.OLD37TheMovie.com.

The film stars Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet) and Bill Moseley (The Devil’s Rejects, House of 1000 Corpses) as twisted brothers working together to exact revenge on some careless teen drivers. Already featured by Fangoria, MTV, The Insider, J14 Magazine, DreadCentral, BloodyDisgusting, IHorror, HorrorHound and more, the star cast includes Brandi Cyrus, (Hannah Montana, Zoey 101), Caitlin Harris (The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Olivia Alexander (Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader, Killer Eye), Maxwell Zagorski, Maggie Keane Williams (Audition), Ben Schneider, Mindy White (States, Lydia), Sascha Knopf (Shallow Hal, Expiration Date) and more.

OLD 37 features a performance from Aria winners Australian rock band, Sheppard. The band, which performs live in a party scene in the film, also has 4 songs featured on the soundtrack. Each song is off their new debut full length Bombs Away, which premiered at #2 on the ARIA Charts and is certified gold. Sheppard recently signed with manager Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande), got signed to Universal Republic, and have played on ELLEN and Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Today Show and Live with Kelly + Michael. They currently have over 125 million streams on Spotify, putting them in the top 50 most played artists.

Other musicians featured on the OLD 37 soundtrack include The Used, Circa Survive, Night Riots, States, Death On Two Wheels, Survival Guide, DariusTX, and Emii.

Written and produced by Paul Travers with producing partners, Carrie Alton, Evan Greenhill, Dayna Ghiraldi, music composed by Darius Holbert (Hobo With A Shotgun, World’s Greatest Dad, Cedar Rapids), blood, guts and scares provided by Brian Spears and Pete Gerner (We Are What We Are, Late Phases, VHS), this team is ready to bring the sirens.

LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT – Trailer

April 16th, 2015

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “LOVE AT FIRST FIGHT.” The film is directed by Thomas Cailley, starring Kévin Azaïs and Adèle Haenel.

OPENS FRIDAY MAY 22, 2015 in New York at The Film Society Of Lincoln Center with a national release to follow

Arnaud (Kévin Azaïs), facing an uncertain future and a dearth of choices in a small French coastal town, meets and falls for the apocalyptic-minded Madeleine (Adèle Haenel), who joins an army boot camp to learn military and survival skills to prepare for the upcoming environmental collapse. Intrigued and excited by Madeleine’s wild ideas, Arnaud signs up for the boot camp himself. They soon realize that the boot camp is harder than they’d imagined, but the experience nonetheless cements them together as the couple continues to explore their young love.

PAUL FEIG COMEDY “SPY” TO OPEN 2015 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

April 15th, 2015

The Seattle International Film Festival announced today that the Opening Night Film for its 41st annual Festival will be Spy, the side-splitting, action-packed, globetrotting comedy from the mind of Paul Feig. Already a critics’ favorite, the film stars Emmy-winning and Oscar®-nominated comic tour-de-force Melissa McCarthy. Opening Night Gala celebrations will take place Thursday, May 14, at McCaw Hall, with a party at Exhibition Hall following the film.

A hilariously incisive send-up of the spy genre, Spy stars McCarthy as Susan Cooper, an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst who is the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. When her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham, spoofing the gritty roles that have made him famous) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer and prevent a global disaster.

The ensemble cast also features Allison Janney (“The West Wing”) as Cooper’s agency chief and Rose Byrne (The Neighbors) as a Bulgarian assassin. Bobby Cannavale (Adult Beginners), Morena Baccarin (“Homeland”), Miranda Hart (“Call the Midwife”), and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson round out the incredible lineup. The film, which is from 20th Century Fox, will open nationwide on June 5, 2015.

Director Paul Feig is scheduled to attend the evening’s festivities. He will participate in a Q&A following the screening moderated by SIFF Artistic Director Carl Spence. Notes Carl, “Paul Feig has done the impossible and catapulted Melissa McCarthy to even funnier heights than her previous roles in The Heat and Bridesmaids. I actually need to see this hilarious film again – the first time I saw it, the audience was laughing so loud, I missed some of the lines! Witty, smart, and thrilling, Spy is destined to be one of the biggest hits of the summer – it’s the perfect movie to open the largest and best attended film festival in the country.”

Every year, SIFF’s Opening Night Gala kicks off the Festival with a film and party that brings out a thoroughly dressed-up film-loving audience. The after-party at Exhibition Hall will offer a bounty of snacks and spirits (provided by a bevy of favorite local purveyors, of course) to fuel a killer dance party (last year, hula hoops appeared at one point).