Thursday, August 6, 2020

**New Trailer/Release Date** MEASURE FOR MEASURE, new modern Shakespeare adaptation starring Hugo Weaving, to be released on September 4th



Samuel Goldwyn Films will release Paul Ireland’s feature drama MEASURE FOR MEASURE, starring Hugo Weaving, on-demand and digital on September 4, 2020.

The Paul Ireland directed, written and produced movie is inspired by the William Shakespeare play of the same name and follows the love affair between a modern Muslim girl and a local musician against the background of racial tension and gang culture in the city’s notorious housing estate. Daniel Henshall (OKJA), Harrison Gilbertson (UPGRADE), Megan Smart (BREATHE), and Mark Leonard Winter (THE DRESSMAKER) also star.

Full synopsis:
An unlikely love ignites between a modern Muslim girl and a local musician amongst the background of racial tension, amphetamines and gang culture in the city’s notorious housing estate. Inspired by Shakespeare's  play Measure for Measure and influenced by the gritty realism of films like AMORES PERROS, the social conscience of FISHTANK and dynamic aesthetic of UN PROPHETE, MEASURE FOR MEASURE questions the notion of justice, the ability for redemption and the desire for power and examines the idea that ‘we can never escape our true nature or where we are from despite our attempts’. MEASURE FOR MEASURE is also a raw study of the most basic and yet most complex of our emotions - love…. how we react when we find it, and how far we would go to keep it.
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Release Date:                         On VOD/digital September 4, 2020
Directed by:                            Paul Ireland
Cast:                                       Hugo Weaving, Daniel Henshall, Harrison Gilbertson, Mark Leonard Winter                                                   Doris Younane
Genre:                                     Drama
Specs:                                    107 min
Distributor:                             Samuel Goldwyn Films


Monday, August 3, 2020

Classic Western Series Bonanza: The Eleventh Season Arriving on DVD in October

Bonanza: The Official Eleventh Season, Volumes One and Two
Street Date: October 27, 2020
Description: One of the longest running and most popular classic Western series, Bonanza follows wise patriarch Ben Cartwright (Lorne Greene, Earthquake) and his three sons, Adam (Pernell Roberts, “Trapper John, M.D.”), Hoss (Dan Blocker, “Cimarron City”) and Little Joe (Michael Landon, “Little House on the Prairie”). The Cartwright family runs and defends the Ponderosa, their thousand-square mile ranch above the shores of Lake Tahoe, while helping the surrounding community.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Rick and Morty: Season 4 - The Antics Arrive on Blu-ray™ & DVD September 22, 2020


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Adult Swim’s Out-Of-This-World Series Is Coming To Your Home


Get it Dawg! The Antics Arrive on Blu-ray™ & DVD 
BURBANK, CA (July 31, 2020) America’s favorite crazy scientist and his grandson return for more misadventures when the latest season of Adult Swim’s hit series Rick and Morty: Season 4arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on September 22, 2020. From creators Justin Roiland (“Adventure Time”) and Dan Harmon (“Community”), go on an intergalactic journey across the multi-verse with the award-winning comedy, featuring all 10 episodes from Season 4, and outrageous bonus content including A Day at Rick and Morty: Inside Season 4, Inside the Episode for every episode, Creating Snake Jazz, and more. Rick and Morty: Season 4 is priced to own at $24.98 SRP for the DVD ($29.98 in Canada) and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray ($39.99 in Canada), which includes a Digital Copy (U.S. only). Rick and Morty: Season 4 is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.

Buckle in for disappointment because there’s no way these episodes will be good enough for how long you waited. But maybe they will be? It’s season four! It’s sexy and smooth. Buckle in! Did I already say that? Definitely stay buckled in.

“Rick and Morty remains a ratings leader for Adult Swim and retains an enormously loyal fan base season after season," said Mary Ellen Thomas, WBHE Senior Vice President, Originals, Animation & Family Marketing. The award-winning series that has spawned comic books, video games, tabletop games, merchandise, music videos and more brings fans a hilarious fresh slate of exciting adventures this season that is sure to get bring laughter into your homes!”

With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Rick and Morty: Season 4 Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. Featuring all 10 episodes from the fourth season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only).


DIGITAL
Rick and Morty: Season 4 is available to own on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices. Digital is available from various retailers including iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, PlayStation, Xbox and others. A Digital Code is also included in the U.S. with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs for redemption and cloud storage.
BONUS FEATURES
  • A Day at Rick and Morty: Inside Season 4
  • Inside the Episode for each episode
  • Creating Snake Jazz
  • Directing Rick and Morty
  • Samurai and Shogun
  • Prop Process
  • Character Creation
  • Animation Challenges

10 (22 Minute) EPISODES 
  1. Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat
  2. The Old Man and the Seat
  3. One Crew over the Crewcoo’s Morty
  4. Claw and Hoarder: Special Ricktime’s Morty
  5. Rattlerstar Ricklactica
  6. Never Ricking Morty
  7. Promotyus
  8. The Vat of Acid Episode
  9. Childrick of Mort
  10. Star Morty Rickturn of the Jerri




Tomorrow is National Spider-Man Day.

August 1 is the day we celebrate one of the most iconic comic book superheroes of all time, Spider-Man!
Spider-Man entered the comic book universe in August 1962 and has been a major player ever since. The groundbreaking story turned heads when it featured an awkward, antisocial teenager as its superhero — a description typically associated with sidekicks. But this bold move turned out to be a boon for creator Stan Lee, who touched the hearts of a generation of kids who felt lonely, rejected or had difficulty making friends. Spider-Man proved anyone can be a superhero and even after 57 years, he’s as popular as ever. 
National Today — the internet's #1 authority on holidays — suggests having a Spider-Man movie marathon to celebrate. Depending how far back in time you want to go and which producers/directors you prefer, you could easily spend an entire day watching movie adaptations of Spider-Man comics. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Never steal a man’s second chance. Watch Liam Neeson in the new trailer for HONEST THIEF.


View the TRAILER HERE!


ABOUT HONEST THIEF

They call him the In and Out Bandit because meticulous thief Tom Carter (Liam Neeson) has stolen $9 million from small-town banks while managing to keep his identity a secret. But after he falls in love with the bubbly Annie (Kate Walsh), Tom decides to make a fresh start by coming clean about his criminal past, only to be double-crossed by two ruthless FBI agents.  

From the co-creator of Emmy-nominated series Ozark, thriller Honest Thief showcases Liam Neeson in a heartfelt tale of redemption, packed with fights, chases and explosions centered on one man's mission to make things right for the sake of love. 

Honest Thief is written and directed by Mark Williams and stars Liam Neeson (Taken)Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy)Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice)Jai Courtney (Suicide Squad), and Anthony Ramos (Hamilton). The ensemble cast includes Robert Patrick (Terminator 2: Judgment Day) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (Blindspotting).

Written and Directed By: Mark Williams
Starring: Liam Neeson, Kate Walsh, Jeffrey Donovan, Jai Courtney, Anthony Ramos
Produced By: Mark Williams, Myles Nestel, Tai Duncan, Craig Chapman, Jonah Loop

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Upcoming LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Episodes

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY: Upcoming Episodes
From showrunner and executive producer Misha Green, HBO’s new drama series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY debuts SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max. Based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, the ten-episode series follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he journeys with his childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback.

Season 1, Episode 1: “Sundown” 
Debut Date: SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 (9:00-10:08 p.m. ET/PT)
Veteran and pulp-fiction aficionado Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) travels from the Jim Crow South to his South Side of Chicago hometown in search of his missing father Montrose (Michael Kenneth Williams). After recruiting his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) and childhood friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) to join him, the trio sets out for “Ardham,” MA, where they think Montrose may have gone looking for insight into Atticus’ late mother’s ancestry. As they journey across the Midwest, Tic, Leti, and George encounter dangers lurking at every turn, especially after sundown.
Teleplay by Misha Green; directed by Yann Demange.

Season 1, Episode 2: “Whitey’s on the Moon” 
Debut Date: SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Inexplicably recovered from their terrifying night, Leti and George luxuriate in their new surroundings, while Atticus grows suspicious of their Ardham Lodge hosts – Christina Braithwhite (Abbey Lee) and her elusive father Samuel (Tony Goldwyn) – who unveil cryptic plans for Atticus’ role in their upcoming “Sons of Adam” ceremony. Later, after Tic, Leti, and George stumble upon a clue that could lead them to Montrose, each takes an unwelcome walk down memory lane.
Teleplay by Misha Green; directed by Daniel Sackheim.

Season 1, Episode 3: “Holy Ghost” 
Debut Date: SUNDAY, AUGUST 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
Hoping to mend her relationship with her sister Ruby (Wunmi Mosaku), Leti turns a ramshackle Victorian on Chicago’s North Side into a boarding house – an endeavor that stokes neighborhood racism and awakens dormant spirits stuck in the house. Meanwhile, Atticus remains burdened by a guilty conscience as George’s wife Hippolyta (Aunjanue Ellis) presses him for the full story of what happened in Ardham.
Teleplay by Misha Green; directed by Daniel Sackheim.

Season 1, Episode 4: “A History of Violence” 
Debut Date: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
After Christina mysteriously shows up at her doorstep, Leti confronts Atticus about his plan to surreptitiously return to Florida. Later, in search of missing pages to a crucial text, Leti, Tic, and Montrose head to Boston, with Hippolyta and Diana (Jada Harris) along for the ride. Back in Chicago, a handsome stranger nurses Ruby’s disappointment over a squandered job opportunity.
Teleplay by Misha Green; Story by Wes Taylor; directed by Victoria Mahoney.

Season 1, Episode 5 “Strange Case” 
Debut Date: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT)
After making a devil’s bargain with William, Ruby steps into the charmed shoes of a white woman, but her transformation only fortifies her resentment of the racial divide. A betrayal by Montrose unleashes Atticus’ pent up rage, leaving Leti deeply disturbed and sending Montrose into the comforting arms of his secret lover.
Teleplay by Misha Green and Jonathan Kidd & Sonya Winton; directed by Cheryl Dunye.

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY is executive produced by Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange (who also directed Episode 1), Daniel Sackheim (who also directed Episodes 2 and 3) and David Knoller (executive producer on Episode 1); based on the novel by Matt Ruff. Co-executive producers are Matt King and Rachel Rusch. Produced by afemme, Inc., Bad Robot Productions and Monkeypaw Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Director Billy Wilder’s Cinematic Masterpiece Celebrates Its 70th Anniversary SUNSET BOULEVARD Ready For Its Close-Up on Digital, Blu-ray™ & DVD

An enthralling portrait of Hollywood and the dark side of fame, the acclaimed and enduring classic SUNSET BOULEVARD celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.  Directed and co-written by the legendary Billy Wilder, SUNSET BOULEVARD was nominated for 11 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, and won three for Best Art Direction, Best Music and Best Writing.*

Originally released in August of 1950,SUNSET BOULEVARD was among the first films selected for preservation in the National Film Registry and is in the top 20 of the AFI’s Greatest American Films of All Time.

Gloria Swanson and William Holden give riveting performances as two of the silver screen’s most memorable characters: the aging silent film queen Norma Desmond and struggling young screenwriter Joe Gillis.  The bizarre and twisted story that unfolds between them is a brilliant combination of noir, black comedy and character study, as well as a scathing and pitch-black commentary on Hollywood.

SUNSET BOULEVARD also features masterful performances by Erich von Stroheim as Desmond’s ex-husband/butler and Nancy Olson as the wholesome script reader who falls for Gillis, along with cameo appearances by director Cecil B. DeMille, gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, and silent film actor Buster Keaton. 

SUNSET BOULEVARD is available now to rent or buy on Digital platforms includingApple TVAmazon Prime VideoVudu,Google PlayMicrosoft Movies & TVFandangoNOW, and more.  The film is also available on Blu-ray and DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment.