Friday, January 30, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
LA OPENING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT!!!
AT THE LANDMARK NUART THEATRE
The mighty Mads Mikkelsen unleashes a maelstrom of bloodshed in theWild West in this white-knuckle tale of revenge. When he lays waste to the scoundrels who killed his wife and son, a Danish ex-soldier (Mikkelsen) incurs the wrath of a sadistic gang leader hell-bent on hunting him down. Exploding with eye-popping action, dazzlingly dramatic frontier landscapes, and a smoldering performance by Eva Green, The Salvation is a rip-roaring, blood-spattered saga of sin and redemption.
Distributor: IFC Films
Director: Kristian Levring
Screenplay By: Kristian Levring and Andrews Thomas Jensen
Starring: Mads Mikkelson, Eva Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Running time: 100 minutes
Release Date: February 27, 2014 in LA and NY
Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 - It's a titan red alert in this all-new collection!
TEEN TITANS GO!: APPETITE FOR DISRUPTION SEASON 2 PART 1
ON DVD APRIL 14, 2015
Featuring Over 4 Hours of Content on 2 DVD Discs
BURBANK, CA (January, 29, 2015) – Teen Titans fans can relive the latest adventures when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1 on DVD April 14, 2015. The two-disc DVD set is priced to own for $19.97 SRP. Order due date is March 10, 2015. Teen Titans GO!, which consistently ranked as the #1 show for kids 6-11 on Cartoon Network has been renewed for a third season of fun and mayhem.
In Season 2 Part 1, the Teen Titans return with a whole new bevy of baddies, beverages and adventures! Partner up with Robin, Cyborg, Raven, Starfire and Beast Boy to defend Jump City against slimy monsters, tyrannical villains and of course, crime fighting induced hunger pains. Every vote counts when the Teen Titans hold team leader elections, Beast Boy dials up the “man-factor” with his new robotic limbs, while Raven races to save the cotton candy bushes from the Gumdrop Goblin. It’s a titan red alert with 26 gut-punching, gut-busting adventures in this all-new collection.
“We are thrilled with the audience response to the youngest and funniest members of the DC Comics universe and even more excited to continue the fun with Teen Titans Go!: Appetite for Disruption Season 2 Part 1,” said Mary Ellen Thomas, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Vice President, Family & Animation Marketing. “With this release, fans both old and new will be able to continue to enjoy crime-fighting adventures featuring their favorite teenage super heroes.”
Episodes (11 minute runtime each):
Monday, January 26, 2015
“A mesmerizing masterwork. One of the year’s very best films. ~ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“A gripping story of seduction, rejection, betrayal & murder.” ~ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
Nominated for Five Academy Awards®,
Including Best Director (Bennett Miller), Best Actor (Steve Carell) &
Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo)
Golden Globe® Nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Actor & Best Supporting Actor
Winner of 2014’s Cannes Film Festival for Best Director &
Special Distinction Award at 2015’s Film Independent Spirit Awards
Bonus Features Include All-New Making-Of Featurette “The Story of Foxcatcher,” with Director Bennett Miller, Steve Carell & Channing Tatum, Plus Deleted Scenes
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2015) –Steve Carell (Crazy, Stupid, Love.), Channing Tatum (22 Jump Street) and Academy Award® nominated Mark Ruffalo (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, The Kids Are All Right, 2010) star in the multiple Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated psychological thriller FOXCATCHER, available on Digital HD Feb. 20 and on Blu-ray™ & DVD on March 3 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Based on actual events, this critically acclaimed film from Academy Award®nominated Director Bennett Miller (Best Director, Capote, 2005) tells the story of Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Shultz (Tatum), who is invited by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to his state-of-the-art training facility in preparation for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Hoping it will catapult him out of his brother’s shadow, Mark jumps at the opportunity. But du Pont soon becomes unsatisfied with Mark’s performance, driven by hidden needs, and seeks backing from Mark’s revered and charismatic brother, Dave (Ruffalo). Misguided loyalty, jealousy and ultimately betrayal lead to an unexpected and tragic end.
Bonus features for FOXCATCHER include deleted scenes, as well as the never-before-seen featurette, “The Story of Foxcatcher,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film with Director Bennett Miller, Steve Carell and Channing Tatum.
The film also stars Sienna Miller (Two Jacks), Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight), and Academy Award® winner Vanessa Redgrave (Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Julia, 1978).
Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is struggling in obscurity and poverty in Wisconsin when he is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to his lavish estate to form a team and to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Schultz seizes the opportunity, eager to step out of the shadow of his revered older brother Dave (Mark Ruffalo), a prominent wrestling coach and Gold Medal winner himself.
With his vast financial resources and state-of-the-art training facility at Foxcatcher Farm, du Pont appoints himself head coach of the team, eager to win the respect of his peers and the approval of his condemning mother (Vanessa Redgrave).
The dynamic between Schultz and du Pont deepens as Mark embraces his benefactor as a father figure. But du Pont's mercurial personality and psychological gameplay begins to weigh heavily on Mark's shaky self-esteem, undermining his abilities on the mat. When du Pont's favoritism shifts to brother Dave — who possesses the authority and confidence both he and Mark lack — the trio is propelled towards a tragedy no one could have foreseen.
FOXCATCHER is a searing true-life account of three men grappling for their versions of the American Dream.
The film is directed by Bennett Miller from a screenplay written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER was executive produced by Chelsea Barnard, Ron Schmidt, Mark Bakshi, Michael Coleman, and Tom Heller, with Megan Ellison, Bennett Miller, John Kilik and Anthony Bregman as producers.
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features Include:
o Deleted Scenes
o All-New Featurette: “The Story of Foxcatcher”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
-- USA Today, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Boston Globe, RogerEbert.com
2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience & Grand Jury Prize Winner
Starring Miles Teller, & Golden Globe® Winner & Oscar®Nominee J.K. Simmons
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2014) – The compelling and critically acclaimed drama WHIPLASH arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital HD Feb. 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Inspired by writer/director Damien Chazelle, this Sony Pictures Classics film follows the journey of a young jazz musician with a passion for drumming and dreams of greatness. Andrew Neiman, played by rising star Miles Teller (That Awkward Moment), is a determined 19-year-old student. His rigid music teacher, Terence Fletcher, played by J.K. Simmons (Golden Globe® winner and Oscar® nominee for his role), sees Andrew’s raw talent, but will accept nothing less than perfection. Nominated for five Academy Awards® (Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Sound Mixing), WHIPLASH also stars Paul Reiser (Life After Beth) as Andrew’s father and Melissa Benoist (“Glee”) as Andrew’s love interest, Nicole.
Winner of both the Audience and Grand Jury Prizes at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, WHIPLASH was first screened at the festival as a short film a year earlier to excellent reaction. Chazelle returned a year later with a full-length version, which captured the top prizes in Park City and continued on as a festival favorite throughout the year. Film critics took to the film immediately, as evidenced by a 95 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety’s Peter Debruge wrote that “[WHIPLASH] demolishes the clichés of the musical-prodigy genre, investing the traditionally polite stages and rehearsal studios of a topnotch conservatory with all the psychological intensity of a battlefield or sports arena.” In addition, Rolling Stone called the film “electrifying,” and Peter Traversproclaimed that WHIPLASH is “A spellbinder. Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons will blow you away.”
WHIPLASH bonus features include commentary with J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle and a Toronto International Film Festival Q&A with Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle. Exclusive to the Blu-ray is the original short film the movie was based on and a deleted scene, both of which include optional commentary and a 42-minute documentary featuring famous drummers who share stories and discuss their passion for the craft including Chad Smith, Peter Erskine, Gina Schock, Doane Perry and many more.
Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite east coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band, forever changing the young man’s life. Andrew’s passion to achieve perfection quickly spirals into obsession, as his ruthless teacher continues to push him to the brink of both his ability—and his sanity.
· Commentary with Writer/Director Damien Chazelle and J.K. Simmons
· An Evening at the Toronto International Film Festival with Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons and Damien Chazelle
· Timekeepers – Famous drummers discuss their craft and passion for drumming
· Whiplash Original Short Film with Optional Commentary
· Deleted Scene with Optional Commentary
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Bruce Willis Stars In Futuristic Action Thriller Vice Arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD March 17
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
“One of the few truly thought-provoking science-fiction thrillers to emerge in the last few years.
Snook and Hawke are excellent” ~ Chris Bumbray, JOBLO'S MOVIE EMPORIUM
"The movie is a trip! Ethan Hawke is at his mesmerizing best and you won’t be able to take your eyes off Sarah Snook. " – Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
Written & Directed by the Spierig Brothers
Starring Academy Award®Nominee Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook & Noah Taylor
The Acclaimed Time-Travel Mind-Bender Coming to Blu-ray™ & DVD Feb. 10
Bonus Materials Include a 10-Part Making-Of Documentary & Blooper Reel
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2015) – Two-time Academy Award® nominee Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor: Training Day, 2001; Boyhood, 2014) reunites with the Spierig Brothers directing team (Daybreakers) for the ingeniously constructed time-travel thriller PREDESTINATION, debuting on Blu-ray™and DVD Feb. 10 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Based on the mind-bending short story “All You Zombies” by Robert A. Heinlein, the film also stars Sarah Snook (Jessabelle) and Noah Taylor (“Game of Thrones”). PREDESTINATION chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost.
Bonus materials include a blooper reel and “A Journey Through Time,” a behind-the-scenes featurette with star Ethan Hawke. Audiences can also take an in-depth exploration of the making of the film in “All You Zombies: Bringing Predestination to Life,” including a week-by-week look at filming.
Based on the short story “All You Zombies” by Robert A. Heinlein, PREDESTINATIONchronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must recruit his younger self while pursuing the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.
Written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig and based on the short story “All You Zombies” by Robert A. Heinlein. PREDESTINATION is produced by Peter Spierig, Michael Spierig, Tim McGahan and Paddy McDonald, with Matt Kennedy, James M. Vernon, Michael Burton and Gary Hamilton serving as executive producers.
§ “A Journey Through Time” Featurette – A behind-the-scenes look with star Ethan Hawke
§ Ten-Part Documentary: “All You Zombies: Bringing Predestination to Life”
- Photography: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
- Post Production
PREDESTINATION has a run time of about 97 minutes, & is rated R for violence, some sexuality, nudity & language.
For Immediate Release
“Sheer pleasure.” – The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum
Critics’ Choice Award for Most Exciting New Series
Based on the Award-winning New York Times Bestseller
Starring Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan
Outlander: Season 1, Volume 1
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2015) – Based on Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling book series, OUTLANDER: SEASON 1, VOLUME 1 will debut on Digital HD Feb. 9, and on March 3, fans can add the Limited Collector’s Edition to their libraries, along with the Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. This New York Times best-selling series that encompasses romance, science fiction, history and adventure has been published in 26 countries and translated into 23 languages, selling more than 26 million copies worldwide. Legions of devoted fans were delighted when Gabaldon agreed to the production of the story she began more than 20 years ago.
OUTLANDER premiered on Starz to rave reviews and record-breaking audience numbers, starring Caitriona Balfe (Super 8) as WWII nurse Claire Randall, who, while on a second honeymoon with her husband, finds herself inexplicably transported back in time to Scotland, circa 1743. Forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous Scottish warrior played by Sam Heughan (A Princess for Christmas), Claire begins an extremely challenging life that places her in two completely different worlds and with two different loves. Praised by critics and fans for the high production value and authentic period detail, Gabaldon’s portrayal of her amazingly strong female protagonist truly comes to life in this visually breathtaking series from Sony Pictures Television.
OUTLANDER: SEASON 1, VOLUME 1 contains all eight episodes in two-disc sets loaded with special features for collectors and fans alike. Avid viewers can also follow Claire’s epic journey through time with the Limited Collector’s Edition, featuring a 32-page book filled with photographs, excerpts from the scripts, and an introduction from author Diana Gabaldon. Also included is a placeholder for Volume 2, allowing fans to complete their Season 1 collection.
The stand-alone Blu-ray and DVD sets for OUTLANDER: SEASON 1, VOLUME 1 willinclude two all-new featurettes. In the first featurette, “Outlander: An Epic Adaptation,” Diana Gabaldon shares the story of writing her first book and her thoughts about executive producer Ronald D. Moore bringing her stories to life. In the second, “Authentic in Design: The Dresses and Kilts of Outlander,” producers and costume designers take viewers through the extraordinary wardrobe and share the distinct process of creating 18th-century fashion for the series.
Blu-ray exclusives include 21 deleted scenes and four additional, all-new featurettes. Fans can take an inside look at the casting for the show in “Casting Outlander,” and see how the actors immersed themselves in horseback training, Gaelic classes and much more for their roles in “Emerging a Scot: Cast Goes to Boot Camp.” Viewers can also learn about the significance of the home to the Clan MacKenzie in “On Location: Castle Leoch and the Magic of Scotland,” and take an in-depth walk through of both the set and stages with executive producer Ronald D. Moore.
OUTLANDER also stars Tobias Menzies (“Game of Thrones”), Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot), Graham McTavish (The Hobbit trilogy), Lotte Verbeek (“The Borgias”), Duncan Lacroix (“Vikings”), Grant O’Rourke and Stephen Walters. The series was developed by executive producer and Peabody Award Winner Ronald D. Moore (2005, “Battlestar Galactica”), best known for his contributions to the Star Trek franchise. Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company, and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse, who, in 1946, is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, and immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate affair is ignited that splits Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
OUTLANDER: SEASON 1, VOLUME 1 episodes include: Sassenach, Castle Leoch, The Way Out, The Gathering, Rent, The Garrison Commander, The Wedding, and Both Sides Now.
DVD & EST Bonus Features:
· DISC 1: All-new featurette, “Outlander: An Epic Adaptation”
· DISC 2: All-new featurette, “Authentic in Design: The Dresses & Kilts of Outlander”
Blu-ray™ Bonus Features:
· 11 Deleted Scenes
· Three all-new featurettes:
o “Outlander: An Epic Adaptation”
o “Authentic in Design: The Dresses & Kilts of Outlander”
o “Casting Outlander”
· 10 Deleted Scenes
· Three all-new featurettes:
o On Location: Castle Leoch and the Magic of Scotland
o Emerging a Scot: Cast Goes to Bootcamp
o Walk Through the Sets and Stages with Ronald D. Moore
Broadcast Year: 2014 (Starz). OUTLANDER: SEASON 1, VOLUME 1 is not rated.