In Theaters May 24, 2019

May 24th, 2019

    ALADDIN 

ALADDIN Release PosterA thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah in Arabia, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the lovable street urchin Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; and Billy Magnussen (“Maniac”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders.

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    BOOKSMART 

BOOKSMART Release PosterTold from a wildly original, fresh and modern perspective, Booksmart is an unfiltered comedy about high school best friends and the bonds we create that last a lifetime. Capturing the spirit of our times, the film is a coming of age story for a new generation.

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    BRIGHTBURN  

BRIGHTBURN Release PosterWhat if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror

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SHAZAM! – 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital Release Date

May 24th, 2019

Watch all of the powers and none of the practice when “Shazam!” arrives on 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. David F. Sandberg (“Annabelle: Creation,” “Lights Out”) directs New Line Cinema’s “Shazam!,” the origin story that stars Zachary Levi (TV’s “Chuck,” “Tangled”) as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Mark Strong (the “Kingsman” movies, “The Imitation Game”) in the role of DC Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana and Asher Angel (TV’s “Andi Mack,” “Driven to Dance”) as Billy Batson.

Own it Early on Digital on July 2

4K, Blu-ray and DVD debut on July 16

Shazam Blu-ray

“Shazam!” 4K UHD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD Special Edition contain the following special features:

· Shazam Exclusive Motion Comic

· The Magical World of Shazam

· Super Fun Zac

· Carnival Scene Study, Shazamily Values

· Shazamily Values

· Who is Shazam?

· Deleted Scenes

· Gag Reel

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TERMINATOR: DARK FATE – Trailer

May 23rd, 2019

Here is the poster from the upcoming film “TERMINATOR: DARK FATE” The film is directed by Stephen Merchant, starring Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta.

Terminator: Dark Fate will open in theaters November 1, 2019

Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong Reprise Their Roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu For Universal Studios Hollywood’s New Mega Attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” Opening this Summer

May 23rd, 2019

Stars of the JURASSIC WORLD films Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, bringing their characters from the silver screen to Universal Studios Hollywood’s much anticipated mega attraction, “Jurassic World—The Ride,” opening this summer.

This marks the first time the cast will appear as their iconic characters outside of the JURASSIC WORLD films for a theme park attraction. As part of original content created exclusively for the new ride, Owen, Claire and Dr. Wu will shed light on their interactions with the dinosaurs along with facts and information about the imposing prehistoric creatures that first roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago.

This spectacular new ride will feature an original storyline that will take guests on a breathtaking excursion through the theme park as depicted in Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s film, JURASSIC WORLD. It will soar to new heights with the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus in her natural habitat.

For the first time, JURASSIC WORLD fans will have the chance to see this impressive creature and become immersed within her massive Aquarium Observatory. Appearing to span over 60 feet in length and tipping the scales at over 30K pounds through stunning state-of-the-art visual effects, the Mosasaurus is a sight to behold as she moves just inches away from guests throughout her glass enclosure filled with the equivalent of 3.5 million gallons of water.

Universal Creative collaborated with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) to bring the Mosasaurus to life and to capture the realism of her underwater environment using a combination of spectacular visual effects and cutting-edge technologies, including the use of motion parallax, a technique that shifts the guest’s perspective of the Mosasaurus as she moves throughout the tank.

The team also employed a series of lighting enhancements allowing the aquarium to intuitively shift from day to night, as well as visual changes to the environment during inclement weather, thus creating a variety of visual scenarios guests can experience based on when they experience the ride.

“Jurassic World—The Ride” captures the essence of the blockbuster movie and comes to life in collaboration with the award-winning and inspired minds at Universal Creative, the Academy Award®-winning special-effects visionaries at Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm, Ltd., Universal Pictures and acclaimed filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Colin Trevorrow and Frank Marshall.

When “Jurassic World—The Ride” opens this summer, guests will be welcomed to a dramatically reimagined space reflective of the hit films. A fresh entry statement, stonework landscaping, and a contemporary redesign of the iconic JURASSIC WORLD gates, illuminated with billowing flames, will create the framework for the all new aesthetics.

Once guests pass through the queue, they will board specially designed rafts that will navigate the lush environs of dense vegetation and traverse new areas besieged with towering dinosaurs meandering at just an arm’s length away. Encounters with such docile creatures as the Stegosaurus and Parasaurolophus will quickly turn awry as predatory Velociraptors and Dilophosaurus begin to wreak havoc, turning guests from spectators to prey. When the Tyrannosaurus rex begins to battle one of the attraction’s new ferocious dinosaurs, the rafts will spill down a treacherous 84-foot waterfall as the sole means of escape.

Located adjacent to the ride will be a new elaborately themed “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD franchise, will engage guests in daring face-to-face encounters.

In addition, a new interactive “Dino Play” area will incorporate educational components within an inspired space where children of all ages can explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils.

FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ACQUIRES TERRENCE MALICK’S “A HIDDEN LIFE”

May 23rd, 2019

Fox Searchlight Pictures Chairmen Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula announced today that the company has acquired North American and select international territory distribution rights to writer-director Terrence Malick’s “A Hidden Life.” Fresh off its World Premiere in competition at the 72nd Festival de Cannes, the film reunites Malick with Searchlight following the Oscar-nominated Best Picture “The Tree of Life,” which won the festival’s Palme d’Or in 2011. “A Hidden Life” stars August Diehl (“Inglourious Basterds”) as Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a devoted husband and father who refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II, even as the possibility of execution threatens to tear him apart from his family. Fox Searchlight will market and distribute the film, which is scheduled for release in 2019.

“A Hidden Life” also stars Valerie Pachner, Maria Simon, Bruno Ganz, Karin Neuhäuser, Tobias Moretti, Matthias Schoenaerts and Ulrich Matthes. The film is an Elizabeth Bay Production in association with Aceway and Studio Babelsberg and is produced by Grant Hill, p.g.a., Dario Bergesio, Josh Jeter and Elisabeth Bentley, with Marcus Loges and Adam Morgan serving as executive producers.

“Terrence Malick has crafted a majestic and deeply affecting story of a man who held onto unwavering faith and devotion during the darkness of war,” said Utley and Gilula. “We are elated to reunite with Terrence Malick after the wonderfully rewarding journey of ‘The Tree of Life.’ He has brought his exquisite filmmaking style to this powerful portrait of one man’s spirit in a time of crisis. The performances by the cast, anchored by August Diehl and Valerie Pachner, are tremendous.”

Producer Grant Hill said, “Terry and I are so delighted to be back home with our ‘Tree of Life’ partners, Fox Searchlight. Their commitment and understanding was beyond reproach on ‘Tree’ and we are looking forward to an equally satisfying relationship on ‘A Hidden Life.’ This is a very personal project for Terry and it is great to be back with friends to tell this remarkable true story.”

The deal was brokered by Executive Vice President of Acquisitions & Co-Productions Ray Strache, with Roeg Sutherland and Maren Olsen from CAA and David Garrett from Mister Smith on behalf of the filmmakers.

Cinedigm Acquires Jason Mewes’ Meta Comedy MADNESS IN THE METHOD

May 23rd, 2019

Cinedigm announced today that it has acquired all North American rights to MADNESS IN THE METHOD from Autumnwood Media. The directorial debut of iconic actor Jason Mewes, the comedy stars Mewes (Clerks), Kevin Smith (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back), Gina Carano (Haywire), Jaime Camil (“Jane the Virgin”), Vinnie Jones (Snatch), Danny Trejo (Machete), Stan Lee (in his last onscreen role), Teri Hatcher (Tomorrow Never Dies), Brian O’Halloran (Mallrats), and Dean Cain (God’s Not Dead). Cinedigm will release the picture in select theaters, on demand and digitally in August 2019, with a DVD and Blu-ray™ release to follow later in the year.

In the film Mewes, tired of Hollywood’s perception of him, embarks on a quest to reinvent himself as a serious actor. Upon advice from best friend Kevin Smith, Mewes tracks down a highly secretive method-acting book – with disastrous consequences. The meta comedy marks the return of iconic comic duo Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith (aka Jay and Silent Bob) in their first major live action roles together since Clerks 2. Joining the star-studded ensemble are Blake Harrison (The Inbetweeners), Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club), and David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man).

“We are thrilled to release MADNESS IN THE METHOD,” said Yolanda Macias, Cinedigm’s Executive Vice-President of Acquisitions. “Jason made a hilarious film that is sure to give all of his and Kevin Smith’s fans the laughs they’ve been hungry for since Clerks 2.”

“We are delighted to be partnering with Cinedigm,” said producer Rob Weston. “They showed incredible tenacity to acquire the picture and we are convinced we have found the perfect home.”

The deal was negotiated by Josh Thomashow, Director of Acquisitions for Cinedigm, and Rob Weston on behalf of Autumnwood Media.

THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE – Trailer

May 23rd, 2019

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE.” Directed by Riley Stearns, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots.

In select theaters on July 12, nationwide on July 19, 2019

After he’s attacked on the street at night by a roving motorcycle gang, timid bookkeeper Casey (Jesse Eisenberg) joins a neighborhood karate studio to learn how to protect himself. Under the watchful eye of a charismatic instructor, Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), and hardcore brown belt Anna (Imogen Poots), Casey gains a newfound sense of confidence for the first time in his life. But when he attends Sensei’s mysterious night classes, he discovers a sinister world of fraternity, brutality and hyper-masculinity, presenting a journey that places him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor. Audacious and offbeat, The Art of Self-Defense is an original dark comedy that takes toxic masculinity to absurd extremes.

ABONIMABLE – Trailer

May 23rd, 2019

Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “ABOMINABLE” Directed by Jill Culton. The film stars Chloe Bennet, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Eddie Izzard, Sarah Paulson, Tsai Chin, Michelle Wong.

Abominable will be released by Universal Pictures worldwide beginning September 27, 2019. In China, the film will be distributed by Pearl.

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production Abominable takes audiences on an epic 2,000-mile adventure from the streets of Shanghai to the breathtaking Himalayan snowscapes.

When teenage Yi (Chloe Bennet, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in Shanghai, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth.

But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Eddie Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Sarah Paulson) to help Everest get home.



GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO “WEATHERING WITH YOU”

May 23rd, 2019

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired North American distribution rights for the animated feature WEATHERING WITH YOU, the new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, whose previous film Your Name set box office records in Japan and around the world ($360 million worldwide box office), and is currently receiving a major studio live-action remake from JJ Abrams.

GKIDS has set an awards qualifying run for 2019 with a theatrical release in early 2020 in both the original Japanese and a new English language version.

The all-rights deal finalized out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival was negotiated by GKIDS’ CEO Eric Beckman and Akihiro Takeda for Toho. The film opens in Japanese cinemas on July 19. Rights are sold worldwide by Toho.

“GKIDS is thrilled to be working with Makoto Shinkai and Genki Kawamura on Weathering With You, following their blockbuster hit Your Name,” said GKIDS founder and CEO Eric Beckman. “We have been huge fans of Makoto Shinkai since his breathtaking 5 Centimeters Per Second, and he is unquestionably one of the top animation filmmakers working today. Weathering With You combines Shinkai’s unparalleled visually beautiful and detailed animation with a riveting emotional story that will be sure to connect with audiences worldwide.”

SYNOPSIS
GKIDS proudly presents the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global smash hit Your Name. The summer of his high school freshman year, Hokoda runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hokoda meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…

UTOPIA ACQUIRES ANNABELLE ATTANASIO’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT MICKEY AND THE BEAR

May 22nd, 2019

Recently launched sales and distribution company Utopia has acquired the world rights to the father-daughter drama MICKEY AND THE BEAR. The company plans to give the film a Fall theatrical release timed to awards season.

MICKEY AND THE BEAR takes place in Anaconda, Montana, where headstrong teenager Mickey Peck (Camila Morrone, A24’s NEVER GOIN’ BACK) is doing what she can to keep her single, veteran father (James Badge Dale, THE STANDOFF AT SPARROW CREEK, 13 HOURS) afloat, navigating his mercurial moods, opioid addiction, and grief over the loss of his wife. Secretly, Mickey fantasizes of going to college on the west coast and finally living life on her own terms. When Hank’s controlling, jealous behavior turns destructive, Mickey must decide between familial obligation and personal fulfillment as she puts everything on the line to claim her own independence.

The Cannes Acid selection has received critical acclaim since its world premiere at SXSW and has picked up a number of awards at regional festivals along the way. At Cannes, all screenings of the film sold out, and the film recently placed #1 on Rotten Tomatoes’ Cannes 2019 Movie Scorecard, which ranks all of the movies at the festival by critical response.

“Mickey And The Bear heralds the arrival of the next generation of tremendous talent in front of and behind the camera,” says David Betesh, Utopia Head of Sales and Acquisitions, “We were awed by Annabelle’s artistic maturity, emotional intuition and instinctive deftness with cast. James Badge Dale’s performance is electric as ever, and in Camila Morrone’s radiant performance, we strongly feel a star is born. We’re privileged to work with such a remarkable team, and we’re so excited to bring the film to audiences worldwide so they can fall head over heels for Mickey And The Bear the way we have.”

Producer Lizzie Shapiro commented, “We are elated to have found a home and true partner in Utopia, having been consistently impressed by their filmmaker forward approach and undying belief in our film. The opportunity to bring Mickey and the Bear to a larger audience with them and inspire a vast group of young women is an absolute dream.”

The actress-turned-director Annabelle Attanasio is best known for her recurring role in CBS’ comedy-crime show “Bull”. Speaking on the acquisition, she said “This movie was made to provide hope to young girls and women who feel stuck in their circumstance. Mickey is a heroine of the current political moment. She embodies the strength of a matriarch, the vulnerability of a teenage girl, and the courage of the young women of today. I am so deeply moved that the film has been embraced by critics and audiences, and couldn’t be more excited to partner with Utopia as we bring the film out into the world.”

The deal was negotiated by Endeavor Content and Gersh with Utopia Head of Sales and Acquisitions David Betesh, who entered Cannes with a sales slate that includes Lynn Shelton’s SWORD OF TRUST and Robert Schwartzman’s recently wrapped THE ARGUMENT.