Monday, July 22, 2019

BOTTOM OF THE 9TH- available now on Digital & On Demand, DVD to follow September 17th

JOE MANGANIELLO AND SOFÍA VERGARA STAR IN THE
GRIPPING BASEBALL DRAMA FROM A PRODUCER OF CREED 

 

BOTTOM OF THE 9TH

 

Now on Digital and On Demand

 

DVD Arrives September 17, 2019 at Participating Retailers 
with Behind-the-Scenes Featurette 


HOLLYWOOD, Calif.  – Starring Joe Manganiello and Sofía Vergara, BOTTOM OF THE 9TH is now in theaters, on Digital, and On Demand. The movie will arrive on DVD September 17, 2019 from Paramount Home Entertainment.

 

A tragic mistake lands 19-year-old baseball phenom Sonny Stano (Manganiello) in jail before his burgeoning professional baseball career gets off the ground.  Now, 20 years later and fresh out of prison, he works to win back his respect, his family, his lost love and his dream of being a professional baseball player. From a producer of Creed and Rocky Balboa,BOTTOM OF THE 9TH is an inspirational story of determination and redemption.

 

The BOTTOM OF THE 9TH DVD takes viewers behind-the-scenes with real-life couple Joe Manganiello and Sofía Vergara to discover how the cast and crew knocked it out of the park with this action-packed comeback story.  The DVD also includes access to a Digital copy of the film.

 

BOTTOM OF THE 9TH was produced by William Chartoff, Eric Fischer, Lynn Hendee, Joe Manganiello, and Nick Manganiello.  Written by Robert Bruzio, the film was directed by Raymond De Felitta

Saturday, July 20, 2019

TBS' Snowpiercer Trailer Revealed at Comic-Con® International

The first trailer for TBS' post-apocalyptic, sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer was just revealed at Comic-Con® International. TBS presented a panel featuring Oscar® winner Jennifer Connelly, Tony Award® winner Daveed Diggs,  Emmy® nominee Alison WrightMickey Sumner, Tony Award® winner and Grammy® nominee Lena HallSteven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson.

Watch the Trailer Here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lFMpmwn_hQ&feature=youtu.be

The session included an exclusive first look at this riveting television adaptation based on the critically acclaimed film of the same name. Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a 1001 car, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. The series will premiere in Spring 2020 on TBS.

Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios' Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; showrunner Graeme Manson, who wrote the first episode; director James HawesMatthew O’ConnorScott Derrickson, and the original film's producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

HULU ENTERS THE GALAXY AS SETH MACFARLANE’S EMMY-NOMINATED, HIT SCI-FI SERIES THE ORVILLE TAKES OFF AS NEW HULU ORIGINAL

HULU ENTERS THE GALAXY AS SETH MACFARLANE’S EMMY-NOMINATED, HIT SCI-FI SERIES THE ORVILLE TAKES OFF AS NEW HULU ORIGINAL

 

Season Three of The Orville To Stream Exclusively On Hulu in 2020 

 

(San Diego, CA) July 20, 2019 – Emmy Award-winning actor, animator, filmmaker, musical artist and comedian Seth MacFarlane announced today at San Diego Comic-Con that the Emmy-nominated fan-favorite, sci-fi series The Orville will move to Hulu exclusively for its upcoming third season. The Seth MacFarlane-created series will hit the streaming service as a Hulu Original in late 2020.

 

The Orville has been a labor of love for me, and there are two companies which have supported that vision in a big way: 20th Century Fox Television, where I’ve had a deal since the start of my career, and FOX Broadcasting Company, now FOX Entertainment, which has been my broadcast home for over 20 years. My friends at the network understood what I was trying to do with this series, and they’ve done a spectacular job of marketing, launching and programming it for these past two seasons. But as the show has evolved and become more ambitious production-wise, I determined that I would not be able to deliver episodes until 2020, which would be challenging for the network. So we began to discuss how best to support the third season in a way that worked for the show. It’s exactly this kind of willingness to accommodate a show’s creative needs that’s made me want to stick around for so long. I am hugely indebted to Charlie Collier and FOX Entertainment for their generosity and look forward to developing future projects there. And to my new friends at Hulu, I look forward to our new partnership exploring the galaxy together,” said Seth MacFarlane. 

 

“Fox Entertainment has been a fantastic home for The Orville and their willingness to support the show’s move to Hulu is incredibly appreciated; they really are great partners to us on so many shows and this is one more example. We’re thrilled as a studio to find this creative solution which is so meaningful to Seth and keeps the show on track to continue entertaining its millions of fans,” said Carolyn Cassidy, President of Creative Affairs, 20th Century Fox Television. 

 

“We know our viewers are huge fans ofThe Orville, along with many of Seth MacFarlane’s groundbreaking hit shows, and we can’t wait to bring Season 3 to them exclusively on the platform,” said Craig Erwich, SVP Content Development, Hulu. “Hulu is a home for the world’s most sought-after creative talent, and we’re incredibly excited to welcome Seth and the entire cast and creative team of The Orvilleto our Hulu Originals slate.”

 

The third season of The Orville will join Hulu’s lineup of premium Original genre programming including the Emmy-nominated Castle Rock from J.J. Abrams and Stephen King, which won the 2019 Writers’ Guild Award, Marvel’s RunawaysFuture Man from Seth Rogen, the Into the Dark franchise from Blumhouse Television and the upcoming hyper-noir drama seriesReprisal starring Abigail Spencer. Seth MacFarlane’s projects including American DadFamily Guy and The Orville are among Hulu users’ most beloved content. 

 

The Orville is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life.

 

The Orville is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Fuzzy Door Productions. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jason Clark and Jon Cassar serve as executive producer on the series. Jon Favreau directed the series premiere episode.

Friday, July 12, 2019

Master Filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s Acclaimed Wuxia Action Film Pushes Boundaries on DVD, Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra Blu-ray Combo and digital August 13

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

“A martial-arts movie landmark, as strong in its performance as it is spectacularly novel in its violence.” ~ NEW YORK TIMES

 

“A thrilling return to form, which matches Zhang’s best work” ~ VARIETY

 

“The most stunningly beautiful Zhang has made to date”  ~ THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

 

SHADOW

 

Master Filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s Acclaimed Wuxia Action Film Pushes Boundaries on DVD, Blu-ray Combo,

4K Ultra Blu-ray Combo and digital August 13

 

Bonus Materials Include Behind the Scenes Footage & a “Making of”

 

 

PLANO, TEXAS. (July 12, 2019) – Zhang Yimou is one of the most influential directors in filmmaking of the last two decades and now returns to form in the stunning 4K wuxia action epic SHADOW, debuting on DVD, Blu-ray Combo, 4K Ultra Blu-ray Combo and digitalAugust 13 from Well Go USA Entertainment. With SHADOW, director Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers) once again pushes the boundaries of wuxia action to create a film like no other, masterfully painting a canvas of inky blacks and greys punctuated with bursts of color from the blood of the defeated. Bonus content includes Behind the Scenes footage and a “Making of” featurette.

 

Synopsis:

In a kingdom ruled by a young and unpredictable king, the military commander has a secret weapon: a “shadow”, a look-alike who can fool both his enemies and the King himself.  Now he must use this weapon in an intricate plan that will lead his people to victory in a war that the King does not want.

 

Country of Origin: China

 

SHADOW  has a runtime of approximately 116 minutes and is not rated.

BREAKING NEWS: “Jurassic World—The Ride” Opens at Universal Studios Hollywood and It Just Got Real

Universal City, CA, July 12, 2019 – It’s official:  Universal Studios Hollywood’s mega attraction “Jurassic World—The Ride” opens and It Just Got Real.


Inspired by Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s JURASSIC WORLD blockbuster films, this spectacular new thrill ride features the film’s stars, Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and BD Wong, who reprise their roles as Owen Grady, Claire Dearing and Dr. Henry Wu, and soars to new heights with the addition of iconic dinosaurs from the movie, including the colossal Indominus rex and the magnificent aquatic Mosasaurus.

“Jurassic World—The Ride” captures the essence of the blockbuster movies 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.

The elaborately themed all-new “Raptor Encounter” where Blue, the beloved Velociraptor from the JURASSIC WORLD movies, engages with guests in daring face-to-face encounters, along with the addition of two new dinosaurs – a Baby Raptor with her Raptor Handler and a life-size Triceratops who greet guests outside the “Jurassic World—The Ride” entrance, further enhance the entire experience. Plus, a new interactive “Dino Play” area is designed to inspire children of all ages to explore and excavate giant dinosaur fossils.

Costa Rican-inspired cuisine and flavorful Tiki cocktails served at Jurassic Café and all-new tropical Isla Nu-bar add to the dynamic guest experience while an array of souvenir collectible, limited edition and one-of-a-kind dimensional dinosaur sculptures from the Jurassic Outfitters store invite guests to savor a piece of this exciting thrill ride even after they have gone home. 

With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the California Neighbor Pass invites guests to experience 175 days of fun for $149 when purchased online. Visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for more details. Blackout dates and restrictions apply.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.


Thursday, July 11, 2019

"The Pretenders With Friends"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  
"The Pretenders With Friends"

The Pretenders featuring Chrissy Hynde performs with special guests 
Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus!

Blu-ray / DVD / CD package available July 12th featuring 
bonus interviews with band members, slide show, trailers & more
Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum selling band The Pretenders featuring the Legendary Chrissy Hynde performs with special guests including Iggy Pop, Shirley Manson of Garbage, Kings of Leon and Incubus, recorded live at the Decades Rock Arena in Atlantic City, NJ. 

Songs include "Brass in Pocket"; "Message of Love" by Incubus, "I'm Only Happy When It Rains" by Shirley Manson, "Precious"; "Candy" by Iggy Pop and Chrissy Hynde", "Talk of the Town"; "Back on the Chain Gang"; "Drive" by Incubus; "Mystery Achievement", "Fools Must Die" by Iggy Pop, and "Middle Of The Road" encore performance featuring The Pretenders with Iggy Pop, Incubus, Kings Of Leon and Shirley Manson. 

Complete details HERE


TBS Brings SnowpiercerBug Bars to Comic-Con® International

MEDIA ALERT
*COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO*


TBS Brings SnowpiercerBug Bars to
Comic-Con
® International

WHAT: In anticipation of TBS’s upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer, the network is partnering with EXO for the first and only time to distribute “Bug Bars” at Comic-Con® International via vending machines. Created by EXO, which is owned by Aspire Food Group, these one-of-a-kind protein bars are made out of cricket protein powder. Fans just enter their email address into the vending machines to receive a bar in addition to a special piece of Snowpiercercontent. 
 
WHEN: Thursday, July 18, to Sunday, July 21
 
WHERE: TBS’s Snowpiercer Booth 4215 in the Comic-Con® Exhibit Hall
 
ABOUT: In the series, the Snowpiercer train carries the remnants of humanity around the world after the earth has become a frozen wasteland. While the front of the train enjoys the luxuries of first class, the Tailies huddled in the back of the train survive on daily rations of bars, which are made out of bugs. These bars at Comic-Con® offer a taste of the story, but with a flavor one would expect from the front of the train.
 
*Allergy Warning: please note cricket products may trigger crustacean and shellfish allergies and contain peanuts, almonds and coconuts. 
 
From Mohammed AshourCo-Founder and CEO, Aspire Food Group: “It’s a thrill for me, as co-founder and CEO of a company dedicated to normalizing the consumption of insects in the western world, to have this chance for so many to taste a part of the Snowpiercer story I’m such a fan of while hopefully joining the two billion people who already consider insects a normal cuisine. Our Snowpiercercricket bars have a solid texture and ingredients like peanuts and strawberries so the taste is more familiar while you’re trying something new. I wouldn’t typically consider a custom product partnership, but the alignment of Snowpiercer with Aspire’s own path of radical technology solutions to the real-world challenges of food insecurity and climate change made for a perfect partnership.”
 
Snowpiercer will also have a panel on Saturday, July 20 featuring stars Jennifer ConnellyDaveed DiggsAlison WrightMickey SumnerLena HallSteven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson from 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

About Snowpiercer
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation, produced by TomorrowStudios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series, which has been renewed for a season two, will debut in Spring of 2020 on TBS.
 
About Aspire Food Group: 
Aspire Food Group is a leading, award winning enterprise developing the most advanced edible insect farming technology in the world. Aspire leverages the unrivaled environmental sustainability of insect protein as a basis to address global food security and food sustainability. Aspire’s fully-automated, patent-pending and modular technology can be scaled to any size in any geography, allowing for the efficient farming of insect protein anywhere. Born out of the 2013 Hult Prize competition, Aspire was conceived after five MBA students from McGill University competed with over 10,000 teams from around the world to win the first prize of $1 million in seed capital.