Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE JULIAN MCMAHON WILL JOIN CAST OF SYFY/UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS' TELEVISION EVENT CHILDHOOD’S END
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE JULIAN MCMAHON (NIP/TUCK) AND DAISY BETTS (SHUTTER) WILL JOIN CAST OF SYFY/UNIVERSAL CABLE PRODUCTIONS’ UPCOMING TELEVISION EVENTCHILDHOOD’S END
SIX-HOUR MINISERIES WILL PREMIERE ON SYFY IN 2015
NEW YORK – December 17, 2014 – Syfyand Universal Cable Productions today announced that Golden Globe nominee Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer) will portray Rupert Boyce, an enigmatic American entrepreneur, in the upcoming six-hour miniseries Childhood’s End.
Adapted for the screen for the first time ever from Arthur C. Clarke’s beloved and influential novel, Childhood’s End will premiere on Syfy in 2015.
Syfy and Universal Cable Productions also announced that Daisy Betts (Shutter) has been cast as Ellie, an arts graduate engaged to marry Ricky Stormgren (Mike Vogel), the most influential human in the world.
McMahon and Betts join Emmy Award nominee Charles Dance/Karellen (Game of Thrones) and Mike Vogel/Rick Stormgren(Bates Motel), along with Ashley Zukerman/Jake Greggson (Manhattan), Osy Ikhile/Milo (Clap!) and Yael Stone/Peretta Jones (Orange is the New Black).
Hailed as a revolutionary work of science fiction since its publishing in 1953,Childhood’s End follows the peaceful invasion of Earth by the mysterious Overlords, whose arrival begins decades of apparent utopia under indirect alien rule, at the cost of human identity and culture which may ultimately threaten the very survival of mankind.
Childhood’s End will be filmed in Australia.
Akiva Goldsman (Lone Survivor, A Beautiful Mind, I Am Legend), Mike De Luca (Captain Philips, Moneyball, The Social Network) and Alissa Phillips (Moneyball, Mob City) are executive producers. Childhood’s End will be adapted by Matthew Graham (creator of BBC's Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes). Universal Cable Productions will be the studio.
The miniseries will be directed by Nick Hurran, who received an Emmy Award nomination for Sherlock and a Hugo Award nomination for Dr. Who.
Friday, December 12, 2014
LINDSAY LOHAN AND SPACE INCH RELEASE NEW GAMING APP - LINDSAY LOHAN'S THE PRICE OF FAME
A Fun Sassy Spoof On Celebrity Culture Available Now in the App Store "Best New Games" and in Google Play
Los Angeles, CA - December 11, 2014 - Lindsay Lohan today announced the release of her new mobile game, "Lindsay Lohan's The Price of Fame." Designed as a parody on celebrity culture and paparazzi, Price of Fame, enables players to become world famous celebrities by creating a virtual self that can purchase outfits, accessories, toys and even pets.
"I love this game and am happy to be part of it. It's so much fun!" said Lohan.
The game was developed by Lohan and Space Inch, makers of popular titles "Make it Rain" and "Say the Same Thing." Both of which have garnered millions of downloads.
"I'm thrilled to have worked with Space Inch on this. Programmer Andy Ross, guitarist of OK Go, did a great job. He understood what I wanted and the game captures a great part of culture and our current media society. This app is humerous, smart, and engaging," said Lohan.
Lindsay Lohan's The Price of Fame is available now in the App Store "Best News Games", in Google Play, and at Amazon.
App Store: appstore.com/lindsay
Google Play: http://bit.ly/13dTwnk
Game Screenshots: http://bit.ly/1yBcXyk
Game Trailer: http://bit.ly/12zQsRG
Lohan website: official.lindsaylohan.com
Lohan IG: @lindsaylohan
Lohan Twitter: @lindsaylohan
Lohan Facebook facebook.com/lindsaylohan
Lohan China: weibo.com/officiallindsaylohan
Lohan Tumblr: lindsaylohan.tumblr.com
Game website: lindsaylohangame.com
Space inch website: spaceinch.com
About Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan has been performing since she was three years old with more than 60 television commercials to her credit before the age of 11, when she captured America's hearts in her film debut, the hit Disney remake of The Parent Trap. Lohan went on to further success in such box office hits as Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, Machete and the critically acclaimed A Prairie Home Companion. Lohan has been a constant presence in film and TV, with further credits including Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, Georgia Rule, Ugly Betty, Glee, Eastbound & Down, and 2 Broke Girls. In addition, Lohan has received praise for appearances on Saturday Night Live and The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
In addition to being an accomplished actress, Lohan is a platinum-selling recording artist, fashion designer and highly sought-after model, and has been featured in photo shoots for some of the most renowned fashion houses in the world.
About Space Inch
Space Inch, LLC is a rapidly growing independent mobile game studio. Space Inch games include Say the Same Thing (an Apple Editor's Pick and Best of 2013 selection), Disco Bees (acquired by Scopely and FB Best New Mobile Game for 2014), and Make it Rain (a smash hit, reaching #1 overall app for a week in early 2014).
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
EMBARK ON THE JOURNEY TO PROTECT THE EARTH REALM AS WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES MORTAL KOMBAT: CONQUEST – THE COMPLETE SERIES ON DVD MARCH 31, 2015
Featuring All 22 Original Episodes from 1998’s First and Only Season in a 4-Disc Set
BURBANK, CA (December 10, 2014) – Forces of good and evil clash to determine who will claim victory in the fateful tournament as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases Mortal Kombat: Conquest to own on DVD for the first time since the series debuted in national syndication in 1998. Set to release in time for the debut of the franchise’s next entry in the video game series -- Mortal Kombat X – the original series hits shelves for fans old and new alike to relive the action. All 22 episodes from the first and only season are included in Mortal Kombat: Conquest, available on DVD for $39.98 SRP on March 31, 2015.
In a world scarred by destruction and violence, three fierce warriors face the wrath of an evil empire as they strive to protect the Earth Realm from the forces of darkness in "Mortal Kombat: Conquest." In this prequel to the critically-acclaimed movies, Kung Lao has triumphed in the Mortal Kombat tournament, defeating Shang Tsung and saving Earth Realm. Now, he must train a new generation of warriors for the next tournament. Meanwhile, an exiled Shang Tsung attempts to thwart Lao's efforts with the aid of supernatural warriors such as Scorpion and Sub-Zero.
“For decades, Mortal Kombat has proven its popularity past the video game realm into movies, an animated series and web series as well as this live-action television title,” said said Rosemary Markson, WBHEG Senior Vice President, TV Brand Management and Retail Marketing,. “We are thrilled to release Mortal Kombat: Conquest for the first time ever on DVD for longtime fans to relive the action as well as introduce new generations to the prequel storylines and events that took place prior to the video games and movies.”
Based on one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time; the Mortal Kombat video game series has sold over 30 million copies worldwide to date.
Mortal Kombat: Conquest on DVD includes all 22 one-hour episodes:
1. Warrior Eternal, Part 1
2. Warrior Eternal, Part 2
3. Cold Reality
4. Immortal Kombat
5. The Essence
6. Noob Sailbot
7. Debt of the Dragon
8. Undying Dream
9. Quan Chi
10. Unholy Alliance
11. Thicker Than Blood
12. Shadow of a Doubt
13. Twisted Truths
14. Festival of Death
15. The Serpent & The Ice
17. The Master
18. In Kold Blood
19. Flawed Victory
20. Balance of Power
21. Stolen Lies
DVD Standard Features:
• 4 DVD-9s
• Audio: English (5.1)
• Subtitles: English SDH
• Aspect Ratio: 4x3 Full Screen
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
The inspiring world of Leonardo da Vinci is brought to life by acclaimed BAFTA award-winning actor Peter Capaldi (DOCTOR WHO, IN THE LOOP) in a unique dramatized documentary directed by Julian Jones and produced by History Films.
INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO is based on the artist's private journals dating from the Italian Renaissance. With more than 6,000 pages of handwritten notes and drawings, da Vinci's private journals are the most comprehensive documents that chronicle the work of the world's most renowned inventor, philosopher, painter, and genius. Never before has access been granted to capture these works in 3D HD format. Using this precious collection of writings and drawings to recount da Vinci's story in his own words, the film re-creates the mindscape and ideas of mankind's greatest polymath. In a powerful haunting performance, actor Peter Capaldi portrays Leonardo, dramatically narrating passages and monologues from his journals. Capaldi captures the passion of Leonardo's genius, his understand of the workings of the natural world, his insights on art and life and his inner fears and torments. From the epic to the ordinary, INSIDE THE MIND OF LEONARDO explores how Leonardo experienced the world around him. In turn, the film changes the way we see the world today. Following a biographical narrative, the feature captures the artist's birth as a bastard peasant, his thwarted ambitions, hurt, anger, and sexual desire as documented within his diaries, but also the mundane evernts everyday life: his shopping lists, health tips, and bawdy jokes.
Submarine Deluxe will release the film in New York on December 5thwith a nationwide theatrical rollout to follow.
t should come as no surprise that the Teen Titans love a holiday heavily involving food, and Robin takes Thanksgiving VERY seriously. He has planned the menu and table setting down to the tiniest detail, all in anticipation for a special guest he’s anxious to impress. But when Raven’s father, Trigon, crashes the festive dinner, Robin’s seating chart isn’t the only thing that gets ruined. See if Robin can salvage his feast in the all-new episode “Thanksgiving,” premiering at a special time, Wednesday, November 26, at 5:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon Network.
In addition, the Titans have a lot to be thankful for as the action-comedy series, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, continues to be a strong performer on Cartoon Network.
REMOTE AREA MEDICAL A FILM BY JEFF REICHERT & FARIHAH ZAMAN OPENS NY NOVEMBER 28TH OPENS NATIONWIDE DECEMBER 5TH
"Welcome to America – number 37 in the World Health Organization’s country rankings! I am a voice for more than half a million patients that REMOTE AREA MEDICAL®, (RAM®), has treated free of charge in 723 mobile medical clinics during the last 28 years. I know what it is like to be poor and without help. I am one voice of the millions of people who are not a part of our healthcare system. They have been left behind and forgotten. I speak for them today."- Stan Brock
WILLIAM SHATNER JOINSHAVEN CAST AS RECURRING GUEST STAR
HAVEN MID-SEASON FINALE TO AIR DECEMBER 5
NEW YORK – November 21, 2014 – The Shat hits the fan next year on Haven! William Shatner (Star Trek) is set to guest star in a four-episode arc on the Syfy fan-favorite series in 2015. Shatner will play a pivotal character that has the potential to forever impact the fate of the town of Haven and its troubled residents.
In “Chemistry” (airing November 28), divided loyalties put Haven’s heroes at odds with one another, while a terrifying revelation changes everything. Jay Reso – also known as WWE Superstar Christian Cage – appears in the episode, reuniting with his real-life, lifelong friend and former tag-team partner, Adam Copeland (WWE Superstar Edge Rated R), who plays Dwight. In a recurring guest role, Reso will play McHugh, one of Dwight’s oldest and closest friends.
Then, in the mid-season finale “Chosen” (December 5), a shocking revelation threatens to upend the fragile stability of Haven. Mara’s endgame is finally revealed, while Audrey (Emily Rose) and Nathan (Lucas Bryant) pursue a plan to stop her once and for all.
There’s more Haven to come as the series returns to Syfy in 2015 with 13 all-new episodes. Shatner, Reso, Laura Mennell (Alphas) and Kris Lemche (Joan of Arcadia) are among the guest stars to be featured when the series returns next year.
Haven, based on the novella The Colorado Kid from renowned author Stephen King, follows former FBI agent Audrey Parker, who becomes a cop in the small town of Haven, Maine, and soon discovers the town’s many secrets, which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Based On The Story By Best-Selling Author Stephen King Big Driver arrives on DVD (plus Digital) January 27 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.
From best-selling author Stephen King comes Big Driver, arriving on DVD (plus Digital) January 27th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Starring Golden Globe® nominee Maria Bello (A History of Violence), Academy Award® winner Olympia Dukakis (Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Moonstruck, 1987) and Grammy® nominated rocker Joan Jett, Big Driver is a dark story of a young novelist hell-bent on revenge after falling victim to a brutal crime. With a teleplay by Richard Christian Matheson and directed by Mikael Salomon, Big Driver will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.98.
Tess Thorne, a famous writer, faces a long drive home following a book signing. While driving on a lonely New England road, her tire blows out, leaving her stranded. Relieved when another driver stops and offers assistance, Tess quickly discovers her savior is actually a serial killer who repeatedly assaults her. She is determined to find her rapist and seek revenge, as payback is the only thing holding her together.
Ann Dowd - Showtime's "Masters of Sex," HBO's "The Leftovers," Compliance
Will Harris - In Time, Sky High
Joan Jett - The Sweet Life, Endless Bummer, Lock and Roll Forever
Olympia Dukakis - TV's "Sex & Violence," Steel Magnolias, Moonstruck, Away from Her
Year of Production: 2014Title Copyright: Big Driver © 2014 Driver Productions Ltd. Cover Art and Design © 2015 A&E Television Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Lifetime and the Lifetime design logo are trademarks of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a wholly-owned division of A&E Television Networks, LLC. A+E Networks is a trademark of A&E Television Networks, LLC. Distributed by LIONSGATE® under license from A+E Networks Consumer Products™.
Type: TV on DVD
Genre: Drama; Crime
Closed Captioned: NA
Subtitles: English SDH
Feature Run Time: 90 minutes
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen (1.78:1)
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
Monday, November 17, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“Equal parts disaster film and end-of-the-world supernatural thriller …”
~ Eric Shirey, Moviepilot
Available Jan. 27 on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD
Special Features Include a Deleted Scene & Making-of Featurette
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Nov. 17, 2014) – A group of close friends gather for a wedding, but their celebration is shattered by apocalyptic events in the supernatural thriller from AFFIRM Films, THE REMAINING,available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD Jan. 27 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This rapture film directed by Casey La Scala (Grind) follows five friends who are forced to scramble for safety as a series of cataclysmic events starts to occur. The survivors are forced to re-examine life, love and belief as they must choose between faith and survival. THE REMAINING stars Alexa Vega (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Shaun Sipos (“The Vampire Diaries”), Johnny Pacar (“Make It or Break It”), Italia Ricci (“Chasing Life”) and Bryan Dechart (Step Up 3D).
o Deleted Scene
o “Divine Revelations: Making The Remaining” Featurette - Director Casey La Scala, as well as the cast and crew discuss the film's unique take on the end-of-times, along with the intense stunt work, the scares and the special effects.
THE REMAINING is an action-packed supernatural thriller that addresses questions of life, love and belief against an apocalyptic backdrop. A group of close friends gather for a wedding, but the celebration is shattered by a series of cataclysmic events and enemies foretold by biblical end-times prophecies. The survivors face a horrifying, uncertain future as they scramble for safety, but as their world collapses around them in chaos and terror will they choose real life through faith, or just try to survive?
The film is directed by Casey La Scala from a screenplay by La Scala and Chris Dowling. Peter Schafer served as the executive producer with Marc Bienstock, Brad Luff and La Scala serving as producers.
THE REMAINING has a run time of approximately 87 minutes and is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of terror, violence and destruction throughout, and thematic elements.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
29th October 2014
WARWICK ROWERS UNDERGO NAKED REBOOTTO CHALLENGE HOMOPHOBIA
AND BREAK DOWN BARRIERS IN SPORT
The Warwick Rowers have stripped off again for the sixth edition of their world-famous naked calendar. And the calendar got a very stylish send-off last night when the May Fair Hotel in London hosted the calendar’s first ever formallaunch with special guest, actor Ian McKellen.
The boys were deeply honoured that McKellen agreed to host the calendar’s launch. A keen supporter of Sport Allies, the charity initiative the boys set up in 2013 to challenge homophobia in sport, McKellen commented:
“I was delighted to be asked, and more than happy to help the boys with the amazing work they are doing through Sport Allies. Though I did ask them to make clear on the invitation that I would remain clothed throughout the event.”
The dedicated student athletes, by contrast, are rarely seen clothed and trained for six months to make sure they were camera-ready for this year’s shoot. As rower Paddy West said:
“Having the calendar shoot coming up gave us all an extra incentive to get down the gym and get out in the boats, and we spent six months getting in shape. We really wanted to look our very best for our supporters when the kit came off!”
The boys have also put the calendar itself through a major boot camp for the 2015 edition. Twice as big as the previous calendars at approximately 16.5 x 12 inches , with enormous pictures, a sheet of four generous tear-out postcards and a full-colour tear-out poster that is approximately 23 x 16.5 inchessize, the calendar is a radical reboot. Veteran calendar star, Matt Dabell, who is making his third calendar appearance this year with solo shots for July and the full-colour poster, summed up the feelings of his team-mates:
“We were blown away by the response to the calendar last year, and we wanted to show our appreciation for all the support we have received. Of course, making Sport Allies a reality and a success is the best thank you we can offer, but people don’t buy this calendar just to support a good cause - they want a nice calendar! We had a good look around at the National Calendar Awards last year, and we have done everything we can to give them not just the best calendar we have ever produced, but onethat can hold its head up against any other calendar on the market.”
But it’s not all modelling shoots and awards ceremonies for the hard-working sportsmen. Members of the rowing club have been working with other students, including representatives of Warwick Pride, the university’s LGBT organisation for students, professionals from EY (Ernst & Young), and leading figures in the voluntary sector to roll Sport Allies out nationally, and to begin the process of creating an independent registered charity.
At the May Fair launch the team gave an update on progressand key findings from research commissioned by Sport Alliesand funded by the boys:
Working on the calendar project has brought the need for Sport Allies home to Laurie Hulse, one of the calendar’s models, who said:
“Working closely with the LGBT community we’ve heard first hand of their experiences of bullying and the struggle to come to terms with their sexuality. As well as funding our outreach work we also hope we can make a statement with these calendars. We are happy to get naked for everyone to enjoy. If everyone could be more positive and accepting of other people’s sexuality, the world would be a better place. And top end sport could offer the role models to LGBT youth that they desperately need and currently lack.”
Ian McKellen is not the only one to recognise the work being done by the boys. The team became an international hit last year following appearances on Good Morning America, The Jonathan Ross Show and E! Entertainment News. The Good Morning, America appearance prompted more calendar sales in the following 24 hours than during the previous four years of the calendar.
Long time celebrity supporters including Stephen Fry and Boy George have now been joined by those who came to the last night’s launch, including Linda Robson, Leslie Joseph, Jason Gardiner, Antony Cotton, Jess Wright and Harry Derbidge.
Validation for the boys’ efforts came from the calendar industry itself in January 2015 when they were named CharityCalendar of the Year at the UK’s National Calendar Awards, where they also picked up the People’s Choice Awards.
The calendars (available for around $20 plus shipping at warwickrowers.org) are supported by an online viral video and will be available to purchase alongside a range of merchandise including t-shirts, hoodies, limited edition prints, wall posters and greeting cards. The range is on pre-sale and can be purchased on www.warwickrowers.org. The Calendars will also be available in Calendar Club in the UK and Kitsonin the US, among other selected retailers.
Coming up next… The boys’ next big adventure is a promotional tour to the United States, where they will be visiting Los Angeles, New York City and Miami. As well as promoting the calendar to the media, the rowers will be doing personal appearances, calendar signings and shoots for the 2016 calendar. The tour begins in late November and runs until mid December.
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Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, Vanessa Redgrave, Sienna Miller and Anthony Michael Hall
Directed by: Bennett Miller
Written by: E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
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Based on true events, FOXCATCHER tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers.
When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing Schultz's bid for Gold and the chance to "coach" a world-class wrestling team as an opportunity to gain the elusive respect of his peers and, more importantly, his disapproving mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
Flattered by the attention and entranced by du Pont's majestic world, Mark comes to see his benefactor as a father figure and grows increasingly dependent on him for approval. Though initially supportive, du Pont's mercurial personality turns and he begins to lure Mark into an unhealthy lifestyle that threatens to undermine his training. Soon du Pont's erratic behavior and cruel psychological game-play begin to erode the athlete's already shaky self-esteem. Meanwhile du Pont becomes fixated on Dave, who exudes the confidence both he and Mark lack, knowing that these are things even his money cannot buy. Fueled by du Pont's increasing paranoia and alienation from the brothers, the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
FOXCATCHER is a rich and moving story of brotherly love, misguided loyalty and the corruption and emotional bankruptcy that can accompany great power and wealth. As with Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller's previous feature films, CAPOTE and MONEYBALL, he explores large themes in society through his complex character portraits of real people.