TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS – Trailer 3

May 4th, 2016

Here is the second trailer from the upcoming film “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS” The film is directed by David Green, starring Megan Fox (“TRANSFORMERS”) as April O’Neil, Will Arnett (“Arrested Development”) as Vernon Fenwick and the Turtles: Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Pete Ploszek at Leonardo, and Jeremy Howard as Donatello. Rounding out the cast is Stephen Amell (“Arrow,”) as Casey Jones, Tyler Perry (“GONE GIRL”, the “MADEA” franchise) as Baxter Stockman, Academy Award nominated actress Laura Linney (“The Big C”, “LOVE ACTUALLY”) as Chief Rebecca Vincent, Brian Tee (“JURASSIC WORLD”) as Shredder, WWE World Heavy Weight Champion Stephen “Sheamus” Farrelly as Rocksteady and Gary Anthony Williams (“THE INTERNSHIP”) as Bebop.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS will open in theaters on June 3, 2016

ANDRON – Poster and Trailer

May 4th, 2016

Here is the trailer and poster from the upcoming film ANDRON. The film is directed by Francesco Cinquemani starring Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, The Departed); Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon series, The Color Purple); Michelle Ryan (Covert Affairs, Cleanskin).

ANDRON opens in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on June 3, 2016

In the year 2154, a group of young men and women awake in a dark claustrophobic maze. They don’t remember who they are or how they got stuck inthe Black Labyrinth of ANDRON. The group must learn to decipher codes, understand the signals and beat the tests in this mysterious and bizarre place. Out of necessity they struggle toform a bond to survive, while the outside world watches and wagers on their fate.



SIFF ANNOUNCES MASSIVE LINEUP FOR 42nd SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

May 4th, 2016

The Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended festival in the United States, announced today the complete lineup of films, guests, and events for the 42nd annual 25-day Festival (May 19 – June 12, 2016).

This year, SIFF will screen 421 films representing 85 countries: 181 features (plus 4 secret films), 75 documentaries, 8 archival films, and 153 shorts. The films include 54 World premieres (29 features, 25 shorts), 56 North American premieres (42 features, 14 shorts), and 27 US premieres (15 features, 12 shorts).

Both Opening and Closing Nights include period comedies: hearkening to the golden 1930s heyday of Hollywood, Opening Night film Café Society from master filmmaker Woody Allen stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, and Blake Lively; the 1950s-set Australian revenge comedy-drama The Dressmaker closes SIFF 2016 on Sunday, June 12 with an acclaimed cast including Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, and Hugo Weaving. The emotionally wrenching documentary Gleason, follows Spokane-born NFL star Steve Gleason’s battle with ALS using intimate footage masterfully assembled by director Clay Tweel, and will screen at the Festival’s Centerpiece Gala on Saturday, June 4.

The Northwest premiere of Matt Ross’s Captain Fantastic, filmed in Washington, will screen as part of a tribute presentation to Viggo Mortensen on Saturday, June 11, where the acclaimed actor will be presented with the Festival’s Outstanding Achievement in Acting Award and interviewed on stage at the flagship SIFF Cinema Egyptian. Selections from Mortensen’s rich and diverse career are slated during SIFF 2016 in celebration of his work, including A Walk on the Moon, Eastern Promises, and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

On Sunday, May 22, An Afternoon with Molly Shannon will feature an on-stage interview and a screening of four-time Emmy-nominated SNL and Broad City writer Chris Kelly’s feature directorial debut Other People, an unflinching, emotional seriocomedy starring Shannon as well as Jesse Plemons, Maude Apatow, Zach Woods, Bradley Whitford, and June Squibb. Shannon’s latest film, Miles, will make its World premiere at SIFF 2016 on Saturday, May 21 with director Nathan Adloff, Molly Shannon, and other cast in attendance. Miles is a sweet tale of a cleverly resourceful mother and son making the best of a tough situation.

“This year’s Festival is bursting at the seams with extraordinary talent and revelatory, exciting stories from all over the world,” says Carl Spence, SIFF Festival Director and Chief Curator. “We have more World, North American, and US premieres than ever before, as always bringing Seattle audiences the first opportunity to experience cinematic discoveries and essential masterpieces from all points of view.”

Among this year’s 53 World premieres is Seattle native Megan Griffiths’s The Night Stalker, a penetrating psychological thriller centered on the spine-chilling character of Richard Ramirez, California’s most notorious serial killer. Griffiths and star Lou Diamond Phillips will be in attendance at the June 4 screening.

SIFF is inaugurating an Official Main Competition Slate of 12 films to highlight and celebrate compelling stories made by exceptional filmmakers. In addition to SIFF’s longstanding juried competitions for New Directors, Documentary Features, the New American Cinema Competition and short films, SIFF 2016 for the first time will also feature a brand-new Ibero-American Competition, which aims to highlight the increasing power, creativity, and influence of storytelling from two continents. Juried by film professionals, the winner of each of these 5 feature film competitions will be announced at the Golden Space Needle Awards on June 12 and will split the proceeds of a $32,500 cash prize-pool ($5,000 for features and $2,500 for shorts).

Adds Spence, “SIFF strives to recognize outstanding talent and champion up-and-coming filmmakers in all genres and from nations across the globe. Our competitions provide a platform to elevate and promote excellence in the art and science of cinematic storytelling.”

The 2016 Seattle International Film Festival is presented by SIFF, the non-profit arts organization that reaches more than 350,000 annually through SIFF Cinema, SIFF Education, and the annual flagship Festival.

BAD MOMS – Trailer and Poster

May 4th, 2016

Here is the trailer and poster from the upcoming film BAD MOMS. The film is directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate.

BAD MOMS In Theaters July 29th

In this new comedy from the writers of The Hangover, Amy has a seemingly perfect life – a great marriage, over-achieving kids, beautiful home and a career. However she’s over-worked, over-committed and exhausted to the point that she’s about to snap. Fed up, she joins forces with two other over-stressed moms on a quest to liberate themselves from conventional responsibilities – going on a wild, un-mom-like binge of long overdue freedom, fun and self-indulgence – putting them on a collision course with PTA Queen Bee Gwendolyn and her clique of devoted perfect moms.



GRAVITAS VENTURES ACQUIRES U.S. RIGHTS TO COLLEGE COMEDY, ‘TOTAL FRAT MOVIE’

May 3rd, 2016

Gravitas Ventures has secured U.S. rights to “Total Frat Movie” from Digerati Films, inspired by the hugely popular college lifestyle website TotalFratMove.com. Following in the footsteps of “Animal House” and “Old School,” the Greek life comedy about a fraternity searching for redemption and lost glory is slated for release in theaters and On Demand September 23. “Total Frat Move: The Book” was a 2013 New York Times Best Seller.

The cast includes Justin Deeley (“90210,” “Drop Dead Diva”), Nick Bateman (“Hobo with a Shotgun”), Rebecca Dalton (“Spun Out”), Alex House (“Todd and The Book of Pure Evil”) and features Tom Green (“The Tom Green Show,” “Road Trip”).

Charlie Martin (Deeley) couldn’t be happier to be the newest member of Alpha Chi Gamma. That is, until the rival Kappas sabotage their celebratory fireworks and the Alpha house is permanently shuttered. Just like that, Charlie’s dream of following in his late father’s footsteps, one of Alpha’s most legendary members, goes up in smoke. Three years later, a still distraught Charlie discovers a loophole in the school’s rules and presents his evidence to Dean Kravitz (Green). The dean agrees to reinstate the Alphas, but under one condition: get 15 members by the end of rush week. One problem: rush week starts in 24 hours.

“We are thrilled to be working with Gravitas Ventures and the team from Grandex productions,” said Executive Producers Brian Ross and Bob Sanitsky. “We are excited that Gravitas saw the potential of our debaucherous film. Their team’s unique approach will provide the biggest reach possible. We look forward to working with them to bring this shockingly funny fraternity film to audiences everywhere.”

“This film captures the same spirit of classics like ‘Animal House,’ ‘Van Wilder,’ ‘Project X,’ and ‘Road Trip’.” said Dan Fisher, Sr. Director of Acquisitions from Gravitas. “We couldn’t be more excited to be working with the team from Total Frat Move.”

Digerati Principals Brian Ross and Bob Sanitsky are the Executive Producers of “Total Frat Movie,” directed by Warren P. Sonoda (“Swearnet: The Movie”). The film is written by Stephen Fromkin and Sacha Pavlovic. Bob Wertheimer produces, with, Fred Fuchs, Neil Bregman, and Jonathon Bronfman also serving as Executive Producers. The creative team also includes Production Designer Brian Verhoog, Director of Photography Sami Inayeh, Costume Designer Ann Dixon, and Editor Aden Ferrari Bahadori.

THE JUNGLE BOOK ROARS PAST $700M WORLDWIDE

May 3rd, 2016

With $255.8M domestically and $452.8M internationally, Disney’s The Jungle Book roared past the $700M mark at the global box office on Monday, May 2, for a global total of $708.6M. The Jungle Book is currently the #4 film of the year domestically, internationally, and globally and joins Zootopia to become Disney’s second 2016 release to cross the $700M threshold.

Having surpassed the $600M mark on April 29, The Jungle Book added more than $100M to its global total last weekend thanks to outstanding holds in the U.S. and internationally. Domestically, it has remained the #1 film every day of its run and, in its third consecutive #1 weekend (April 29-May 1), posted the sixth-best third weekend of all time with $43.7M. It debuted April 15 with $103.3M, holding in its second weekend with $61.5M.

In China, the film has brought in $138.8M to become Disney’s third biggest release in the country, while in India, it is already the highest-grossing Hollywood release of all time with $34.4M. Other top markets include the U.K. ($48M), Mexico ($19.9M) and France ($19.4M). The film opens in Korea on June 9 and in Japan on August 11.

Directed by Jon Favreau and featuring newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli surrounded by an all-star voice cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, and Christopher Walken, The Jungle Book enjoys a stellar 94% Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes and an A CinemaScore.

On DVD and Blu-ray April 3, 2016 (This Week)

May 3rd, 2016

REMEMBER


REMEMBER Blu-ray

Remember is the suspense-filled story of Zev (Plummer), an Auschwitz survivor who discovers that the Nazi guard who murdered his family some seventy years ago is living in America under an assumed identity. With the aid of a friend (Landau), Zev sets out on a gripping journey that tests both his will and his fading memory as it brings him closer to the retribution he seeks.

Release Date: May 3, 2016

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TOP GUN 30TH ANNIVERSARY


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The story of an elite group of pilots competing to be the best in their class and earn the title of “Top Gun” captured the imagination of moviegoers upon its release on May 16, 1986, ultimately earning a worldwide box office of over $350 million. Tom Cruise is superb as the cocky but talented pilot Maverick and Kelly McGillis sizzles as the civilian instructor who teaches him a few things you can’t learn in a classroom. Featuring a sensational soundtrack with unforgettable songs including Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” and Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”, the film also stars Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards and Meg Ryan.

Release Date: May 3, 2016

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THE 5TH WAVE


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Four waves of increasingly deadly alien attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother (Zackary Arthur). As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, Cassie teams up with a young man who may become her final hope – if she can only trust him.

Release Date: May 3, 2016

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THE CHOICE


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When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, they embark on a surprising romantic journey neither imagined possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend—until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives. Spanning a decade and tracing the evolution of a love affair that is ultimately tested by life’s most defining events, this story features a memorable ensemble of friends and family in Sparks’s beloved North Carolina setting, culminating with the question that every couple must ask themselves: how far would you go to keep the hope of love alive?

Release Date: May 3, 2016

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JOY


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JOY is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty. JOY stars Jennifer Lawrence in a film written and directed by David O. Russell. Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen will also star. The story is inspired by the life and times of inventor entrepreneur Joy Mangano, creator of Ingenious Designs with over $1 billion in sales, as well as inspired by elements from the lives of other historic business pioneers.

Release Date: May 3, 2016

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BOB THE BUILDER: CONSTRUCTION HEROES


BOB THE BUILDER: CONSTRUCTION HEROES DVD

Grab your tools and get ready for teamwork time with Bob the Builder™ and his trusty crew! Spring City is abuzz with new construction and Bob the Builder and his team are there for all the action! From constructing the amazing new “Spring City Splash” water park to developing an exciting motocross course, Bob and his team prove that with a positive attitude and whole lot of laughter, there’s nothing this talented builder and his team can’t fix!

Release Date: May 3, 2016

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ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE – International Trailer

May 3rd, 2016

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE The film is directed by Mandie Fletcher, starring Gwendoline Christie, Cara Delevingne, Jon Hamm.

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: THE MOVIE – In Theaters, July 22, 2016

Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina and Patsy are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to; shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots. Blamed for a major incident at an uber fashionable launch party, they become entangled in a media storm and are relentlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Fleeing penniless to the glamorous playground of the super-rich, the French Riviera, they hatch a plan to make their escape permanent and live the high life forever more!

PUERTO RICANS IN PARIS – Trailer

May 1st, 2016

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film PUERTO RICANS IN PARIS The film is directed by Ian Edelman, starring Luis Guzman, Edgar Garcia, Alice Taglioni, Rosie Perez and Rosario Dawson

PUERTO RICANS IN PARIS – In Theaters, On Demand and Digital HD June 10

Puerto Ricans In Paris is a story of friendship, loyalty and a life-changing trip to Paris. Detectives Luis Lopez and Eddie Garcia are childhood best friends, brother-in-laws, and partners in the New York Police Department Luxury Goods Recovery Unit tasked with hunting down Canal Street’s infamous bootleggers. With Luis as the slick, self-styled “brains” of the operation and Eddie as the shy, quiet “muscle,” they’ve been running through the streets of the Lower East side in search of fake Louis Vuitton for 20 years – long enough for them to be the best in the business.

While their work mostly keeps them below 14th Street, a random visit from a celebrated French designer and her business partner set in motion a sequence of events that take them on a wild goose chase through the streets of Paris – from fashion parties to hipster nightclubs – in search of a stolen handbag (and delicious French macarons).

As the investigation deepens with no sign of the bag, our two best friends start to grow suspicious of everyone around them – including each other. Puerto Ricans in Paris is a fashion whodunnit with laughs, drop-crotch pants, and a lot of heart.

ZOOTOPIA – Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand Release Date

April 30th, 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ (WDAS) comedy-adventure, “Zootopia” has broken records worldwide earning more than $900 million at the global box office to date. The best reviewed movie of 2016, critics and audiences around the world have fallen in love with the wonderfully innovative animal metropolis of “Zootopia” and the comedic chemistry of rookie rabbit officer Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) and scam-artist fox Nick Wilde (Jason Bateman). It’s been called one of the best buddy cop comedies in years! Thankfully, there’s more—much more.

When the runaway hit arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand (does not include bonus) platforms June 7, 2016, viewers will not only be able to enjoy the vibrant world of Zootopia and reunite with their favorite characters, but also discover more about the evolution of this extraordinary tale through in-depth bonus offerings.

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Zoology: The Roundtables – Ginnifer Goodwin hosts an in-depth look at the movie’s characters, animation, environments and more. The artists at Disney Animation give a rare and in-depth look at the complexities of bringing an all-animal world to life from the ground-breaking technology behind the characters’ fur and clothing to the varied and vast environments of Tundratown, Sahara Square and the Rainforest District as well as the deep thought and research given to bringing 64 unique animal species to life through animation.

The Origin of an Animal Tale – Follow the story’s development from its origins to a big story shift that turned the film upside down. In this feature-length documentary, filmmakers give a candid look into the difficulties of creating the story of Zootopia and the bold decision to switch the main character late in the production process, putting one resolute rabbit center stage.

Research: A True-Life Adventure – The filmmakers traveled the globe to find inspiration for the diverse characters and amazing city of Zootopia. They reflect on the importance of research and how a deep dive into animal behavior at Disney Animal Kingdom theme park and a deep immersion into animal society on the African savanna shaped and inspired the characters of Zootopia and changed the filmmakers’ lives forever.

Z.P.D. Forensic Files – Find the movie’s hidden Easter Eggs. Every city has its hidden gems, especially when it has been created by the filmmakers of Disney Animation who love nothing more than sprinkling hidden references to some of Disney’s greatest animated features throughout the story.

Scoretopia – Academy Award®-winning composer, Michael Giacchino spotlights five of cinema’s greatest percussionists and how they brought an organic, animalistic sound to his powerful and emotional music score.

Deleted Characters – Directors Byron Howard and Rich Moore introduce citizens of Zootopia who did not make the final cut.

Deleted Scenes:

Alternate Opening – Young Judy Hopps rescues a fellow classmate and realizes she can reach beyond a life in carrot farming to a future in law enforcement.

Wild Times! Pitch – Nick desperately pitches the bankers of Zootopia on funding Wild Times!, an amusement park made exclusively for the predators of Zootopia and a sure-fire, money-making scheme for Nick and his friends.

Alternate Homesick Hopps – After a frustrating first day on the force, Judy has a conversation with her parents. See how this scene changed from a heartfelt conversation with her parents to tough love when her parents discover their daughter is only a meter maid and not a “real cop.”

Detective Work – Judy borrows a fellow police officer’s computer to conduct research, which turns out to be no small task.

Alternate Jumbo Pop – In this early version of the story where Nick was the main character, the filmmakers and Jason Bateman were able to take hustling to a new level.

Hopps’ Apartment – When Judy’s entire family pays her a surprise visit they are shocked to discover the company she’s keeping.

The Taming Party – In this emotional clip from an early version of “Zootopia,” Judy attends her first “taming party” and gains a deeper understanding of the plight of the predator.

· “Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira

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Scoretopia

“Try Everything” Music Video by Shakira

DIGITAL HD EXCLUSIVE:

International Character Reel – See the variances in news reporters in Zootopia around the world!