Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Watch Exclusive Fandango Interview with Zachary Levi Ahead of "Shazam!" Early Screening

Fans and Fandango VIP Members Can Enjoy “Shazam!” on Saturday at More than 1,200 Theaters Nationwide – Two Weeks in Advance of The Film’s April 5 Release Date
 
LOS ANGELES – March 20, 2019 – Fandango, the leading digital network for all things movies, has teamed up with Warner Bros. Pictures to offer exclusive advance screenings this Saturday, March 23, of "Shazam!," the newest DC Super Hero to hit the big screen and one of the most highly anticipated movies of the season.

In an exclusive Fandango interview posted here, “Shazam!” star Zachary Levi reveals his favorite places to sit in the movie theater and his favorite theater snacks (popcorn and raisinets …at the same time?), as part of Fandango’s “Concessions Confessions” video series.

Fans can also enjoy a special shout-out from the film’s star, Zachary Levi, about Fandango’s early access screenings here, and purchase a special “Shazam!” Fandango gift card here.

“Fans can’t wait to see Zachary Levi’s portrayal of DC Comics’ superhero, Shazam, especially because Levi has been such a champion of fandom and comic book movies over the years,” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “‘Shazam!’ is big, goofy, lovable fun for the family, and early positive reactions point to another hit for DC. We’re super excited that Fandango VIP fans can see the film two weeks before it hits theaters.”

According to a Fandango survey of more than 1,000 “Shazam!” ticket-buyers:
  • 93% are looking forward to a lighter superhero movie.
  • 86% are DC Comics fans.
  • 83% are excited to see Zachary Levi as Shazam.
  • 82% dreamed about having superpowers as kids.
Nearly two weeks before the film's April 5 release date, fans and members of Fandango VIP, Fandango's free-to-join rewards program, can get a first look at the film in screenings taking place at approximately 1,200 select theaters and 40 exhibition circuits nationwide.  

For every movie ticket purchased on Fandango, Fandango VIP members also receive 125 Points. Once members reach 500 Points, they will receive a five-dollar reward redeemable for more movies - either for future movie-ticket purchases or for digital-movie purchases and rentals on FandangoNOW. In addition to earning points on Fandango, Fandango VIP members can also link their other theater rewards cards, including AMC Stubs, Cinemark Connections, Regal Crown Club and others, for even more benefits.

About “Shazam!"
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out.  In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam, courtesy of an ancient wizard.  Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them!  With the help of superhero enthusiast friend Freddy, Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of the child he is inside. But he’ll need to master them quickly to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, who’s got his eye on Shazam’s powers and wants them for himself.
 
David F. Sandberg directed the origin story that stars Zachary Levi as the titular DC Super Hero, along with Mark Strong in the role of Super-Villain Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, and Asher Angel as Billy Batson.  Peter Safran produced the film, which also stars Jack Dylan Grazer and Oscar nominee Djimon Hounsou.  Firmly set in the DC universe but with its own distinctly fun, family-centric tone, the screenplay is by Henry Gayden, story by Gayden and Darren Lemke, based on characters from DC.  Shazam was created by Bill Parker and C.C. Beck.  Jeffrey Chernov, Christopher Godsick, Walter Hamada, Geoff Johns, Adam Schlagman, Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Dany Garcia, Hiram Garcia and Dwayne Johnson served as executive producers.
 
A New Line Cinema presentation, “SHAZAM!” will be distributed worldwide in 2D and 3D in theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures.  The film has been rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action, language, and suggestive material. www.ShazamMovie.com.
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi arrives on 4K UHD June 11th


EXPERIENCE THE GRIPPING AND ACTION-PACKED STORY OF COURAGE
ON 4K ULTRA HD FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER 
  
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

John Krasinski Stars in the Intense True Story, Arriving in a 2-Disc Set and on Digital June 11

Director Michael Bay’s powerful and engrossing drama 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi arrives on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time ever June 11, 2019 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.
With four times the resolution of HD, 4K Ultra HD delivers an immersive experience with exceptional vibrancy and contrast, creating images that are astonishingly vivid and lifelike.  Debuting just in time for Father’s Day, the 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack includes the film in 4K Ultra HD as well as a second Blu-ray Disc with over an hour of bonus content. Go behind-the-scenes with the ex-military operators recounting the extraordinary detail involved in recreating the events from the attack. Plus, join the cast and crew as they highlight the filmmaking process and how director Michael Bay brought the film to life.  The must-own set also includes access to a digital copy of the film. 
Starring John Krasinski (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”), James Badge Dale (World War Z) and Pablo Schreiber (“Orange is the New Black”), 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi tells the incredible true story of six elite ex-military operators who fought to protect the CIA against overwhelming odds when terrorists attacked a U.S. diplomatic compound on September 11, 2012.

Monday, March 18, 2019

SOUTH PARK: THE COMPLETE TWENTY-SECOND SEASON Blu-ray™ & DVD Street Date: 5/28/19

“‘South Park’ still hasn’t lost its fastball, and continues to be one of the most cheerfully irreverent shows on television”

– AVClub.com

“‘…keeps its eyes on the prize and delivers memorable jokes with sharp satire”

– Salon.com

 

SOUTH PARK:

THE COMPLETE TWENTY-SECOND SEASON

 

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: 5/28/19

 

 

Join Cartman, Kenny, Stan, and Kyle as they have a memorable Halloween, get super cereal with Al Gore, and try to win the top prize in the town’s bike parade in the enduringly popular series’ incredible 22nd season.

 

Own all 10 episodes from the latest season on either Blu-ray or DVD.  Each two-disc set also includes deleted scenes and mini-commentaries on all episodes by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  The Blu-ray set additionally includes #SocialCommentary on all episodes.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

The Venture Bros. Season Seven, Coming to Blu-ray & DVD

Season Seven, Coming to Blu-ray & DVD
Catch up with Team Venture while they take on their usual enemies, partner with allies and explore the unknown when the seventh season of Adult Swim's hit animated adventure series, The Venture Bros.,arrives on Blu-ray and DVD onJune 4.

Featuring all 10 half-hour, action-packed episodes, the release also includes commentaries with the creators for every episode, including “The Venture Bros. & the Curse of the Haunted Problem,” “Arrears in Science,” and “The Saphrax Protocol” plus extended and deleted scenes.
Season seven reintroduces audiences to P.R.O.B.L.E.M., the PROgressive Biological Life Extension Module designed by Jonas Venture Sr. to prolong the life of an individual. With the disembodied head of Venture Sr. locked inside and under control, P.R.O.B.L.E.M. is taken over and used to hack the VenTech Tower. 
Each episode of Adult Swim's The Venture Bros. is based on the true-life escapades of America’s favorite family of super scientists and the inescapable agents of their downfall. Created and directed by Jackson Publick, and written and executive produced by Publick and Doc Hammer, The Venture Bros. season seven is produced by Titmouse, Inc.

Monday, March 11, 2019

The Natural celebrates its 35th Anniversary on 4K June 4

THE NATURAL

 

The Sports Classic Starring Robert Redford, Robert Duvall,

Glenn Close & Kim Basinger Celebrates its 35th Anniversary

on 4K Ultra HD June 4

 

 

CULVER CITY, Calif. (March 11, 2019) –Just in time for Father’s Day, celebrate the 35th Anniversary of one of the most beloved sports films ever made when THE NATURAL debuts on 4K Ultra HD and in 4K via participating Digital platforms June 4from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Robert Redford stars as man who seemingly comes out of nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost divine talent in this classic film that also stars Robert Duvall, Glenn Close in an Academy Award®-nominated performance and Kim Basinger. THE NATURAL was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Cinematography and Best Original Score,* both vibrantly presented as part of this all-new 4K presentation.  The 4K Ultra HD disc includes both versions of the film: the original Theatrical version and the Directors Cut, each fully restored from the original camera negative, supervised and approved by Director of Photography Caleb Deschanel and Director Barry Levinson. Both versions of the film also include newly remixed Dolby Atmos audio, along with the original stereo and 5.1 tracks for the Theatrical version.  THE NATURAL includes hours of archival special features, including a variety of featurettes that go inside the making of this iconic classic and its greater context within baseball history and mythology.

 

Synopsis:

Celebrate the 35th anniversary of one of the greatest sports films ever made. Nominated for four 1984 Academy Awards® — including Best Cinematography — and featuring an all-star cast, including Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Best Supporting Actress nominee Glenn Close and Kim Basinger, THE NATURAL follows the epic journey of Roy Hobbs. A ballplayer on his way to stardom in the big leagues, Hobbs finds his dreams shattered when a mysterious woman and a silver bullet end his career prematurely. Sixteen years later, Hobbs finds himself coming back to baseball, joining the roster of the lowly New York Knights. Can Hobbs overcome physical pain — and nefarious forces — to lead the Knights to the pennant?

 

Bonus Materials Include:

§  4K ULTRA HD INCLUDES:

o   Both Theatrical version and Directors Cut of the film in 4K with HDR

o   Dolby Atmos audio for both versions, along with the original theatrical stereo audio and 5.1 audio for the Theatrical version, and 5.1 audio for the Directors Cut

o   Barry Levinson Intro to the Directors Cut

o   Theatrical Trailer

§  BLU-RAY INCLUDES:

o   Theatrical Version of the Film

o   When Lightning Strikes: Creating The Natural: Pre-Game: A Novelist Steps Up to the Plate, The Line-Up: Assembling the Moviemaking Team, Lets Play Ball: Filming the Show

o   Clubhouse Conversations

o   A Natural Gunned Down: The Stalking of Eddie Waitkus

o   Knights in Shining Armor: The Mythology of The Natural

o   The Heart of The Natural

o   Extra Innings

 

The theatrical version of THE NATURAL has a run time of approximately 138 minutes and is rated PG. The Director’s Cut has a run time of approximately 144 minutes and is not rated.

 

* In addition to Close’s nomination as Best Supporting Actress and the nominations for Best Cinematography (Caleb Deschanel) and Best Music, Original Score (Randy Newman), THE NATURAL was also nominated for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration (Mel Bourne, Angelo P. Graham & Bruce Weintraub).

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

13 Reasons Why: Season Two DVD Street Date: 5/21/19

13 Reasons Why: Season Two

 

DVD Street Date: 5/21/19

 

Overview:

Experience the provocative second season of one of the most talked about shows on television when the groundbreaking “13 Reasons Why” arrives on DVD May 21, 2019 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. 

 

Season Two picks up in the aftermath of Hannah’s death and the start of our characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah’s death concealed. A series of ominous Polaroids leads Clay and his classmates to the discovery that Hannah wasn’t the only one to suffer at the hands of Liberty’s elite. When the whole truth is exposed, no one is spared the consequences.

 

The 4-DVD set includes all 13 episodes. 

TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT WEEK OF MARCH 24

TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT
WEEK OF MARCH 24
American Dad!
 

"Funnyish Games"
Monday Mar. 25 at 10:00pm ET/PT

Francine becomes obsessed with home security after a break-in rattles her. Steve tries on Hayley’s laidback approach to school work.
Miracle Workers
SEASON FINALE

 

"1 Hour"
Tuesday Mar. 26 at 10:30pm ET/PT

Craig risks it all in a desperate attempt to save Earth and all of mankind.
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
 

Wednesday Mar. 27 at  at 10:30pm ET/PT