Paddington 2 – Trailer

November 22nd, 2017

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “Paddington 2.” The film is directed by Paul King. Reuniting many of the original film’s cast while welcoming those in new roles, “Paddington 2” stars Golden Globe nominee Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”), Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (“Blue Jasmine”), three-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson (“The Guard,” “Into the Storm,” “In Bruges”), Oscar nominee Julie Walters (“Billy Elliot,” “Educating Rita”), Oscar winner Jim Broadbent (“Iris”), and Oscar winner Peter Capaldi (short, “Franz Kafka’s It’s a Wonderful Life”), with Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner Hugh Grant (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), and BAFTA winner Ben Whishaw (“The Hollow Crown”) as the voice of Paddington. The starring ensemble also includes Madeleine Harris, Samuel Joslin, and Oscar nominee Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”) as the voice of Aunt Lucy.
Release: 01/12/2018

Following the worldwide hit “Paddington,” one of the most successful family films of all time, this much-anticipated sequel finds Paddington (Ben Whishaw) happily settled with the Brown family in London, where he has become a popular member of the local community, spreading joy and marmalade wherever he goes.

While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s hundredth birthday, Paddington sees a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber’s antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it’s up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief.

In Theaters November 22, 2017

November 22nd, 2017

COCO 

 COCO Release PosterDespite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

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  DARKEST HOUR  

DARKEST HOUR Release PosterA thrilling and inspiring true story begins on the eve of World War II as, within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill (Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman) must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

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  THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS  

THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS Release PosterThe Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge (Christopher Plummer), Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol. Directed by Bharat Nalluri (MISS PETTIGREW LIVES FOR A DAY), the film shows how Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens) mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into the celebration we know today.

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BREAKING GLASS GETS THIRSTY

November 22nd, 2017

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to the musical biopic THIRSTY. Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in October in a deal negotiated between Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff and Lisa Thomas, CEO of Thin Edge Films.

THIRSTY held its world premiere at the Provincetown International Film Festival where it broke box office records, and its west coast premiere at the Portland Film Festival, where it won the Special Jury Prize. The film went on to play numerous festivals and win various awards, including the Raindance Film Festival, Qflix (Best Narrative Feature), Wicked Queer Film Festival (Audience Award), and the Harlem International Film Festival (Audience Award). The film was also an Official Selection at the Woodstock Film Festival.

THIRSTY stars Scott Townsend, Deirdre Lovejoy (‘The Wire’), Jonny Beauchamp (Stonewall, ‘Penny Dreadful’), Cole Canzano (‘Fool’s Day’), Christopher Rivera (Contest), and Malina Weissman (‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’, ‘Supergirl’).

“Provincetown’s beloved and legendary drag queen Thirsty Burlington (Scott Townsend) shines bright in this amazing ode to growing up “different” and never really trying to fit in”, said Richard Ross, Co-President of Breaking Glass. “This ambitious film crosses all genres from musical to comedy to drama, always remaining fresh and entertaining, much like the film’s star. BGP is very happy to welcome “Thirsty” to our family.”

THIRSTY recounts the true-life story of Scott Townsend, who, from a tender age, was ruled by his slippery gender. Growing up a girly-boy in the projects of Cambridge, MA, under the watch of Doris, his dysfunctional, single mom, Scott was prey to bullying and assault. Already a talented singer and performer, Scott grew up to be revered drag queen Thirsty Burlington, and to delight club goers in Provincetown, MA with her spot-on impersonation of Cher. But even in a gay mecca, being Thirsty comes at a price. Inspired by events in Scott/Thirsty’s life, THIRSTY is a true-life musical adventure as dramatic as it is entertaining.

The film is directed and co-written by Margo Pelletier. Margo passed away after a heroic battle with ovarian cancer in 2016. As an artist, Margo always was clear on her vision for the film, THIRSTY.

When Margo met Scott Townsend, a.k.a. Thirsty Burlington, she realized that she had found the perfect protagonist for the post-queer politics that she herself had been exploring previously in her former work. Because Margo became a filmmaker at the age of 48, not too many funders were willing to take a chance on her and her vision. Often, the key for any great artist to overcome lack of financial support in a way that keeps them in the game is to surround themselves with a strong support system, and Margo did just that with key collaborators on this film, whether they be her producing partner, Lisa Thomas, Laura Kelber, the co-writer, or Fabrizio Fama the film’s lead editor.

“If I can take anything from watching Margo’s experience as a director on Thirsty, it’s this, “Always pursue your dreams no matter how out of reach they may seem and never compromise your vision. Surround yourself with people who bring love and passion to their work and, if you do that, people will rise to the occasion for you beyond your wildest dreams”, said producer Lisa Thomas.

PETER RABBIT – Trailer

November 22nd, 2017

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “PETER RABBIT.” The film is directed by Will Gluck, starring Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, Margot Robbie, James Corden as Peter Rabbit.

Release Date: February 9, 2018

Peter Rabbit, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers, now takes on the starring role of his own irreverent, contemporary comedy with attitude. In the film, Peter’s feud with Mr. McGregor (Domhnall Gleeson) escalates to greater heights than ever before as they rival for the affections of the warm-hearted animal lover who lives next door (Rose Byrne). James Corden voices the character of Peter with playful spirit and wild charm, with Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, and Daisy Ridley performing the voice roles of the triplets, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.



“Sleeping in Plastic” Completes Filming in Oklahoma

November 22nd, 2017

Red Entertainment, in association with the Oklahoma Film + Music Office (OF+MO), is pleased to announce the completion of principal photography in Oklahoma on the feature film “Sleeping in Plastic”.

Written and directed by award-winning photographer and filmmaker Van Ditthavong, “Sleeping in Plastic” is a southern gothic story set in a rural Texas town that is awakened when a high school wrestler gets entangled with a drifter and her psychopathic lover. Lives intertwine and spiral violently out of control when he becomes her escort driver and risks everything to save her. The film stars Alex MacNicoll (Amazon’s “Transparent”), Addison Timlin (Showtime’s “Californication”), Nick Chinlund (“Training Day”) and Dash Mihok (Showtime’s “Ray Donovan”). The film is being produced by Red Sanders and Derek D. Brown of Red Entertainment along with Ditthavong.

“We’re proud to bring ‘Sleeping in Plastic’ to life under the helm of Van Ditthavong,”said Sanders. “We were immediately hooked by Van’s fresh, compelling aesthetic, and even more intrigued upon learning that he was inspired to write the script as a photographer for Texas Monthly visiting small Texas towns on assignment. Along with our talented cast, we’re excited to see the journey he will take the audience on.”

The film, which is utilizing the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program administered by OF+MO, began principal photography on October 18, 2017, in Harrah, Oklahoma. Additional photography occurred in the surrounding region with the production completing filming late last week.

“Oklahoma’s transformative landscapes have allowed the state to mirror a multitude of diverse locations, and we’re happy to set the scene for Red Entertainment’s newest feature film,” said OF+MO Director Tava Maloy Sofsky. “The pairing of our strong incentive program and welcoming locations positively benefit productions such as ‘Sleeping in Plastic’, and it is our hope this is the first of more to come.”

FITS AND STARTS – Trailer

November 21st, 2017

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “FITS AND STARTS.” The film is directed by Laura Terruso, starring Wyatt Cenac, Greta Lee, Maria Dizzia, Alex Karpovsky.

Fits and Starts, out on Digital and Video On Demand December 5, 2017!

A struggling writer can’t seem to escape his wife’s literary success. When a road trip to a publisher’s salon takes an unexpected turn, he has to face his own creative shortcomings and find a way to regain control of his life and work.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – Trailer

November 21st, 2017

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool.” The film is directed by Paul McGuigan, starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave.

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Opens 12/29/17

Based on Peter Turner’s memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner (Bell) and the eccentric Academy Award®-winning actress Gloria Grahame (Bening) in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control.

DALIDA – Trailer

November 21st, 2017

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “DALIDA.” The film is directed by Lisa Azuelos (LOL, QUANTUM LOVE), starring Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Nicolas Duvauchelle

Opening on VOD Nationwide on Tuesday, December 5 on all major US platforms including: iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, Microsoft, Vudu, Comcast, Charter, Cox, Vimeo, and various other cable operators.

Director Lisa Azuelos’ much-anticipated Dalida biopic goes backstage with the enchanting Egyptian-born Italian singer who became France’s reigning pop star from the 1950s-1980s. Recording in more than five languages, Dalida sold a record-breaking 170 million albums during her lifetime, with chart-topping hits spanning Edith Piaf-esque classics to emotional disco numbers. Following Dalida’s extraordinary rise from beauty pageant contestant to cabaret artist to international superstar, this visually stunning new film tells a captivating story of professional success and personal tragedy in exquisite period detail. Italian-model-turned actress Sveva Alviti paints a nuanced portrait of the star in her breakthrough role.

On DVD and Blu-ray November 21, 2017

November 21st, 2017

THE VILLAINESS


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Honed from childhood into a merciless killing machine by a criminal organization, assassin Sook-hee is recruited as a sleeper agent with the promise of freedom after ten years of service – and she jumps at the chance for a normal life. But soon enough, secrets from her past destroy everything she’s worked for, and now nobody can stand in her way as she embarks on a roaring rampage of revenge.

Release Date: November 21, 2017

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THE BIRTH OF THE DRAGON


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Birth of the Dragon is not a biopic on Bruce Lee, but rather a modern take on the classic and beloved kung fu films of the past. It is inspired by the real yet controversial fight between a then up-and-coming Bruce Lee (Ng) and kung fu master Wong Jack Man (Yu). Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, many consider this epic showdown to be the battle that gave birth to a legend.

Release Date: November 21, 2017

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GARY OLDMAN TO RECEIVE DESERT PALM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD, ACTOR AT 29th ANNUAL PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FILM AWARDS GALA

November 20th, 2017

The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) will present Gary Oldman with the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor at its annual Film Awards Gala for his performance in Darkest Hour. The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Tuesday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 4-15, 2018.

“Gary Oldman brings to screen one of the most powerful performances of this year as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Portraying Britain’s steadfast leader during the tumultuous era of World War II, he has already earned rave reviews from critics and is sure to garner awards attention this season,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “The Palm Springs International Film Festival is honored to present Gary Oldman with this year’s Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actor.”

Oldman received the International Star Award at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film festival. Past actor recipients of the Desert Palm Achievement Award include Casey Affleck, Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Daniel Day-Lewis, Colin Firth, Matthew McConaughey, Sean Penn, Brad Pitt and Eddie Redmayne. In the years they were honored, Affleck, Bridges, Day-Lewis, McConaughey, Penn and Redmayne went on to win the Academy Award® for Best Actor, while Cooper, Firth and Pitt received Oscar® nominations.

From Focus Features, Darkest Hour is a thrilling account inspired by the true story of Winston Churchill’s first weeks in office during the early days of the Second World War. Anthony McCarten’s original screenplay takes a revelatory look at the man behind the icon. The film is directed by Joe Wright and stars Oldman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Lily James, Stephen Dillane, Ronald Pickup, and Ben Mendelsohn.

Gary Oldman is known for his iconic characterizations of Sirius Black (Harry Potter’s godfather), Commissioner Jim Gordon (Batman/Bruce Wayne’s crime-fighting partner), Dracula, Beethoven, Pontius Pilate, Lee Harvey Oswald, Joe Orton, Sid Vicious, and George Smiley. The latter portrayal, in Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, brought him accolades worldwide including BAFTA Award, British Independent Film Award, European Film Award and Academy Award nominations for Best Actor. In addition to his work in the Harry Potter franchise and Christopher Nolan’s Batman films, his other credits include Sid and Nancy, Prick Up Your Ears, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, State of Grace, JFK, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, True Romance, Immortal Beloved, The Professional, The Fifth Element, Air Force One, Hannibal, The Book of Eli, Child 44, The Contender and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.