Thursday, September 20, 2018

Public Image Ltd: Fall Tour Kicks Off Tues., October 9 In New Orleans; Doc Film 'The Public Image Is Rotten' In U.S. Theaters Now

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD.
--ANNOUNCE 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION--
 
THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN -- NORTH AMERICAN FALL TOUR
 18-CITY TREK TO LAUNCH 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9 IN NEW ORLEANS
ALL TICKETS HERE
 
CAREER-SPANNING, NEW DOCUMENTARY FILM 
‘THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN’
NORTH AMERICAN THEATRICAL ROLLOUT UNDERWAY
CURRENT CITIES AND SHOWTIMESHERE
Public Image Ltd. (L-R) Lu Edmonds, Bruce Smith, John Lydon, Scott Firth.

JOHN LYDON’s PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) will launch THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN: NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, to celebrate the 40thAnniversary of the pioneering group. On October 9PUBLIC IMAGE LTD will kick off their North American headlining tour at The Civic Theatre in New Orleans and will visit 17 major cities including Atlanta, Washington, DC (SOLD OUT), Asbury Park (SOLD OUT), Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Montreal, Toronto (SOLD OUT), Detroit, Chicago Dallas, Austin, Portland, Seattle, San Francisco (10/31 and 11/111/1SOLD OUT), Los Angeles (SOLD OUT) and the newly-added Santa Ana, CA showbefore ending November 6 in Mexico City. All tickets for the fall tour are available at: pilofficial.com
 
JOHN LYDON, LU EDMONDS, SCOTT FIRTH and BRUCE SMITH continue as PUBLIC IMAGE LTD and remain the longest stable line-up in the band’s history. THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN:NORTH AMERICAN TOUR arrives on the heels of the band’s just wrapped headlining UK/Europe tour which included sold-out shows as well as festival performances and Japanese dates. The group’s worldwide tour in 2016 was regarded by many as the best performances the band have ever played; it followed the release of their 10th studio album ‘What The World Needs Now…’ (2015) and the critically-acclaimed ‘This is PiL’ (2012) which marked the band’s first album in 17 years. ‘What The World Needs Now’ peaked at number 29 in the official UK album charts and picked up fantastic acclaim worldwide from both the press and public. (The album also peaked at # 3 in the official UK indie charts and # 4 in the official UK vinyl charts).‘What The World Needs Now…’ was self-funded by PiL and released on their own label ‘PiL Official’via Cargo UK Distribution. 
 
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time, PUBLIC IMAGE LTD’s music and vision has earned them 5 UK Top 20 singles and 5 UK Top 20 albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound, JOHN LYDON guided the band from their debut album ‘First Issue’ in 1978 through to 1992’s ‘That What Is Not’. After a 17-year hiatusLYDON reactivated PiL in 2009 by taking them back on the road worldwide. 
 
Further happenings surrounding the 40thAnniversary of PUBLIC IMAGE LTD in 2018 include a career-spanning boxset and the theatrical release of a brand-new documentary film on the band titled THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTENAvailable now, The Public Image Is Rotten (Songs From The Heart) is a 5CD/2DVD boxset package featuring the PiL Singles Collection (1978-2015), B-sides, Rarities and a Live concert from New York Ritz in July 1989. The DVD also includes PiLpromo videos + footage from the BBC's Top Of The Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test as well as two legendary full PUBLIC IMAGE LTD concerts.
 
THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN the newdocumentary film made its North American theatrical premiere on this past Friday (9/14) in New York City at The Metrograph. For all theatrical dates in North American cities, visit:https://thepublicimageisrotten.com. FromAbramorama and Verisimilitude, THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN film tells the story of music icon JOHN LYDON and his pioneering group PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) with a level of depth and intimacy never-before-seen. Loaded with electrifying archival performance and interview footage, THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN was directed by Tabbert Fiiller and produced by Verisimilitude’s Tyler Brodie and Hunter Gray as well as Phaedon Papadopoulosand Fiiller. The film features in-depth interviews with JOHN LYDON, former and current PUBLIC IMAGE LTD bandmates as well as Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) among others
 
PUBLIC IMAGE LTD is:
John Lydon - After fronting the Sex Pistols, John Lydon formed Public Image Ltd in 1978. Outside of PiL John has released several solo records and collaborations. He also brings quality TV to the masses and has recently released the autobiography ‘Anger is an Energy: My Life Uncensored’. 
 
Lu Edmonds - Multi instrumentalist and former guitarist in The Damned, Lu joined PiL in 1986 recording and playing on the album ‘Happy?’ and co-writing the album ‘9’, adding yet another dimension to the PiL sound. 
 
Bruce Smith - Drummer in The Pop Group and formerly of The Slits Bruce became percussionist for PiL in 1986 playing and recording on the albums ‘Happy?’ and ‘9’. Seen as a drumming virtuoso, Bruce brought his unique style into the fold. 
 
Scott Firth - A bass player/multi instrumentalist that has collaborated and played with a variety of top musicians and bands including Steve WinwoodJohn Martyn and Elvis Costello. 

PUBLIC IMAGE LTD:
 
 
About ‘THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN’ film:
The career-spanning, new music documentary on the band THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN fromAbramorama and Verisimilitude, tells the story of music icon John Lydon and his pioneering group PUBLIC IMAGE LTD (PiL) with a level of depth and intimacy never-before-seen. Following a sold-out screening at Camden London’s Odeon Cinema, the film is now in release across the United Kingdom and select European cities throughout the summer, followed by a North American theatrical tour which began September 14 at The Metrograph in New York City. Loaded with electrifying archival performance and interview footage, THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN was Directed by Tabbert Fiiller and produced by Verisimilitude’s Tyler Brodie and Hunter Gray as well as Phaedon Papadopoulosand Fiiller. The film features in-depth interviews with JOHN LYDON, former and current PUBLIC IMAGE LTD bandmates as well as Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ad-Rock (Beastie Boys) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) among others. 
 
THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN (2017 USA, 103 min-English) A Verisimilitude production, Directed by Tabbert Fiiller, Produced by Tyler Brodie, Hunter Gray, Phaedon Papadopoulos, Tabbert Fiiller, Executive Producers John Rambo Stevens, Cameron Brodie, Nick Shumaker, Director of Photography Yamit Shimonovitz, Editor Eric Pritchard, Music Supervision Dan Wilcox, Co-Producers Andrew Adair, Scotty Murphy, Associate Producers Andra Gordon, Kate West, Additional Cinematography Tobias Datum, Original Score Dave Wilder, Supervising Sound Editor Gabriel Reyna. An Abramorama global theatrical, digital and broadcast release. View the trailer: HERE.

 About THE PUBLIC IMAGE IS ROTTEN (Songs from the Heart) boxset:
Available now, the Public Image is Rotten (Songs from the Heart) Box Set features a staggering 5CD/2DVD set as well as a 6LP set. The box set includes the PiL Singles Collection (1978-2015), B-sides, Rarities and Radio Sessions, 12" Mixes, Unreleased Mixes and Tracks and a Live concert from New York Ritz in July 1989. The DVD includes PiL promo videos + footage from the BBC's Top Of The Pops and Old Grey Whistle Test. Just in case that isn't enough they've included two legendary live concerts, the first PiL's appearance at the Tallinn Rock Summer Festival in Estonia 1988 (still part of the USSR at the time) and the second from 2013's Enmore Theatre in Australia during the This is PiL tour. To pre-order The Public Image is Rotten (Songs from the Heart) Box Set go to https://pil.lnk.to/TPIIR.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

“MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE” A HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO THE BELOVED

“MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE”

A HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO THE BELOVED

CHILDREN’S TELEVISION SERIES 

Available on Digital September 3

Available on DVD October 2

Nominated for two Emmy Awards – Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

and Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program

Arlington, Va. – September 18, 2018 – PBS Distribution announces the release of “MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE” on Digital September 3 and on DVD October 2. MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE,” is a celebrity-filled special that celebrates MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, the pioneering PBS series that premiered nationally 50 years ago and became an iconic and enduring landmark in the world of children’s television and beyond. Cast members from the groundbreaking series share their personal perspectives and insights in this new program, which pays tribute to television’s longest-running children’s series, still broadcast on many PBS stations today. The program also features interviews with numerous celebrities who have been influenced and inspired by Fred Rogers, a modest man who always said, “I am not a teacher, I simply help children learn.” 

 

MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKE” will be available on Digital September 3 and on DVD ($19.99 SRPOctober 2, 2018. The program has a run time of approximately 60 minutes

 

Michael Keaton, who worked as a stagehand and made appearances on the series in the 1970s, hosts the special. Judd ApatowJoyce DiDonatoWhoopi GoldbergChris KrattJohn LithgowYo-Yo Ma and son Nicholas MaItzhak PerlmanSarah SilvermanEsperanza Spalding and Caroll Spinney reveal their favorite memories from MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, while Joe Negri (“Handyman Negri”), David Newell (“Mr. McFeely”) and Joanne Rogers, Fred’s widow, share their personal stories. Also featured are performances from the archives by Tony Bennett, The Empire Brass Quintet, Hillary Hahn, Margaret Hamilton, 

Yo-Yo Ma and Nicholas, Wynton Marsalis, and Perlman. 

 

The nearly 900 episodes created by Fred Rogers encompass topics that resonate to this day with adults and children alike. Favorite segments, such as a visit with Koko the Gorilla, Big Bird’s appearance in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe as well as trips to the Crayola Factory and the Radio Flyer Wagon Company, are highlighted. 

 

MISTER ROGERS: IT’S YOU I LIKEis produced by JoAnn Young (JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala, Oscar Hammerstein: Out of My Dreams) and John Paulson (JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala and A Raisin in the Sun Revisited). Ellen Doherty and Kevin Morrison of Fred Rogers Productions are executive producers.

 

Monday, September 17, 2018

THE CATCHER WAS A SPY Stranger-Than-Fiction Espionage Thriller Arrives on DVD & Digital October 2, 2018

PAUL RUDD, MARK STRONG, SIENNA MILLER AND JEFF DANIELS 
STAR IN THE GRIPPING TRUE STORY

 

THE CATCHER WAS A SPY

 

Stranger-Than-Fiction Espionage Thriller Arrives on DVD & Digital 

 

Paul Rudd stars as Moe Berg in the incredible true story of how a professional baseball player became a World War II spy.  A Jewish, Princeton-educated, multilingual catcher for the Boston Red Sox with a closely-guarded private life, the enigmatic Berg was already a man of mystery when, in 1944, the U.S. government's wartime intelligence agency enlisted his services. His mission: go behind enemy lines in Europe to assassinate the Nazi's chief nuclear scientist before the Germans develop an atomic bomb. Trading in his catcher's mitt for a trench coat, Berg must rely on his formidable, steel-trap intellect in a high-stakes game of cat and mouse—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce and Paul Giamatti costar in this remarkable slice of forgotten history.

 

THE CATCHER WAS A SPY is rated R for some sexuality, violence and language. The film will be available on DVD with deleted scenes or on Digital beginning October 2, 2018.

 

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

4th Nordic International Film Festival to be hosted by the popular comedian Al Pitcher

4th Nordic International Film Festival to be hosted by the popular comedian Al Pitcher

 

The Nordic International Film Festival is now in its 4th year. Due to popular demand and a higher number of film submissions, this year the festival has been expanded to 5 Days, making it the biggest Nordic festival outside of Europe.  The 4th Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) will be held from October 31st – November 4th at Scandinavia House in New York.

 

The festival is delighted to announce their host for 2018, comedian Al Pitcher who began his standup career in 1999, the same year he reached the ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ final and many other high profile competitions in the UK. Performing all around the world this well loved comedian has picked up numerous awards including Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, Best Male Competition, the Swedish Standup Award, the People’s Choice Award and more. He performed at the incite only Just for Laughs Festival in Montreal alongside Eddie Izzard and Billy Connolly and in 2017, he premiered his latest show ‘Sweden Syndrome’ which he is currently touring around the world.

 

The Nordic International Film Festival (NIFF) celebrates Nordic and international films. They discover new and upcoming independent films as well as honoring great work from already established filmmakers. NIFF's programmers focus on finding diverse independent films with strong characters and storylines and encourage all filmmakers, regardless of ethnicity or religion. This exciting festival was founded by Johan Matton and Linnea Larsdotter.

 

“This way of introducing non-represented films as a festival to distribution companies is our way to help independent filmmakers obtain distribution for their films without having to pay for sales agent fees. As a festival, we have leverage to help the filmmakers though the distribution companies know we as a festival have watched hundreds of films and selectively introduces only, maybe, only 2-3 titles to the distribution company that we believe hold very high quality” – Johan Matton, Founder of Nordic International Film Festival.

 

The full line up will be announced on September 20th.

 

 

http://www.nordicfilmfest.org

 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

"STAR WARS SMUGGLER'S GUIDE DELUXE EDITION" COMING OCTOBER 30

STAR WARS™ SMUGGLER’S GUIDE: 

NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD (DELUXE EDITION)

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Available October 30, 2018 exclusively through Amazon.com is STAR WARS™ SMUGGLER’S GUIDE: NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD. This is the sixth title in the successful deluxe Secrets of the Galaxy series which includes The Jedi Path, Book of Sith, The Bounty Hunter Code, Imperial Handbook, and The Rebel Files.

Recovered from a strong box on the Millennium Falcon, Star Wars™: Smuggler's Guide traces its own extraordinary journey through such notorious characters as Maz Kanata, Hondo Ohnaka, Dryden Vos, Lando Calrissian, and Han Solo. Explore previously unknown details about the underhanded dealings of the galaxy's underworld. 

The lengths to which the underworld will go for a legendary prize is unparalleled. What started as a simple logbook with a piece of valuable information was soon stolen, traded, and smuggled around the Outer Rim and shady ports. With each pirate, thief, gambler, and criminal who took possession of the book, new insight and details were added, creating the Smuggler's Guide—a coveted collection of hidden treasure locations, advice, and hard-earned data.

 

STAR WARS SMUGGLER’S GUIDE: NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD (DELUXE EDITION)

 Available October 30, 2018 exclusively at Amazon.com

$99.99 USD, $129.99 CAN

ISBN: 9780760362167

EPIC INK, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group


Friday, August 31, 2018

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT Week of September 23, 2018

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT
Week of September 23, 2018

The Last Ship 

"El Puente"
Sunday, September 23 – 9:00p.m. ET/PT

With nations being rapidly occupied, Chandler tries his hand at diplomacy to unite two hostile countries so they can fight a common enemy.

Directed by Bill Roe
Written by Mark Malone
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane
Based on the Novel by William Brinkle

Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Purge Commences Next Week On SYFY.

Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, THE PURGE revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
 
THE PURGE “What Is America?”– 10/9*SERIES PREMIERE*
Purge Commencement looms. Several characters find themselves venturing into the chaos of the night.
WYNONNA EARP “Waiting Forever For You” – 9/8c
It’s Date Night in Purgatory, which means Dressing Up, Drinking, and Fighting Demons, as a formidable former foe stalks the gang.
KILLJOYS “It Takes A Pillage” – 10/9
In what has to be the worst family reunion, D’av, John, their father Marris and Jaq find themselves pinned by a silica storm in the family bunker as they fight off Hullen operatives hell bent on capturing Jaq for The Lady. Dutch risks her life in order to uncover the secrets of the spore.

See BILL MURRAY Like You've Never Seen Him Before in this New Book


Wednesday, August 29, 2018

FOX CELEBRATES THE X-FILES WITH BARBIE.

Fox Consumer Products is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the hit cult-classic series “The X-Files” this year!To commemorate the milestone anniversary, Fox partnered with Mattel to create iconic Scully and Mulder Barbie® dolls! Available starting today on Amazon.com and on the Barbie.com, THE X-FILES Barbie® dolls celebrate the influential series that went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, becoming one of the most successful television dramas of all time.

Additionally, Fox has created an exclusive line of “X-Files” merchandise, collaborated with additional licensees for a wide range of must-have products, and developed “The Truth is Out There Trivia Contest,” so the ultimate “X-Files” fans can have the chance to win prize packs via Shop.Fox!

#TheXFiles25th, @SwagByFox, @TheXFiles and @TheXFilesOnFox



New Book "STAR WARS SCUM & VILLAINY" details the galaxy's most notorious thieves, smugglers and more

STAR WARS™: SCUM AND VILLAINY: Case Files on the Galaxy’s Most Notorious

Crime in the galaxy is a constant—whether its seedy deals made on the lower levels of Coruscant or organized crime syndicates in the Outer Rim—but how galactic law enforcement has defined those crimes has shifted with each change of power. 

In STAR WARS™: SCUM AND VILLAINY (October 23, 2018, EPIC INK), the misdeeds of infamous smugglers, pirates, gamblers, bounty hunters, and thieves throughout galactic history are profiled. Lifelong Star Wars™ fan, expert, and author Pablo Hidalgo explores the history of galactic crime through case reports, surveillance images, warrants, artifacts, and much more in this lavishly illustrated and in-world narrated book.

Narrated by three generations of galactic law enforcers, this collection profiles the most notorious and influential members of the underworld through stories, firsthand accounts, and an assortment of never-before-seen of warrants, wanted posters, mug shots, menus from business fronts, artifacts, and much more.

Introducing all-new details and characters, and featuring over 120 original illustrations along with a frosted plastic slip case, this collection sheds new light on the galaxy’s most notorious.

The author

A lifelong Star Wars™ fan and recognized expert on the depth and history of the saga, Pablo Hidalgo started writing professionally on the subject in 1995, penning articles for the original Star Wars™ role-playing game from West End Games. In 2000, he became a full-time Star Wars™authority at Lucasfilm, joining the company’s online team as a content developer for the official website. In 2010, he became a Brand Communications Manager for Lucasfilm, ensuring consistency in the expression of the brand across a variety of channels. Hidalgo later moved into the Lucasfilm Story Group as a creative executive working on the development of Star Warsstorytelling across all media, including feature films, animated television, videogames, novels, comic books, and more. In addition to his numerous published Star Wars™ works, he has written books about G.I. Joe and Transformers. He lives in San Francisco.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Adventure Time - Finale Soundtrack + Final Seasons DVD

Featuring over 20 tracks from the action-packed finale episode, the release includes a cover of Main Titleby special finale voice guest star, Willow Smith; original music by show composer, Tim Kiefer; an all-new song by Rebecca Sugar (creator, Steven Universe) and the full-length version of Island Song (Come Along With Me) by Ashley Eriksson.

The soundtrack will be available for pre-order starting Saturday, September 1 on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music, and will be available for digital download and streaming on all major platforms on Tuesday, September 4. Additional details attached.

Fans of the hit animated series can also get the Adventure Time: The Final Seasons DVD on September 4! The DVD collection includes 53 episodes, a 44-minute special and a plethora of exclusive bonus content, including an Adventure Time yearbook, animatics, song demos and a character art gallery. The one-of-a-kind DVD Flame Princess slipcase also continues the collectible die-cut slipcases, which were released for previous seasons. 
#TheUltimateAdventure


Friday, August 24, 2018

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT Week of September 16, 2018

TNT PROGRAMMING ALERT
Week of September 16, 2018

The Last Ship 

"Fog Of War"
Sunday, September 16 – 9:00p.m. ET/PT

Thrust back to World War II era military technology, Nathan James must think fast to survive a fight with limited weapons capabilities.

Directed by Jann Turner
Written by Jill Blankenship
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Official Trailer Revealed for TNT's The Last Ship

TNT is revealing The Last Ship's new, action-packed long-form trailer. The Last Ship will complete its mission when the show returns for its fifth and final season on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 9 p.m. 

Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), Bridget Regan (Agent Carter) and Adam Baldwin (FireflyChuck) star in this explosive series chronicling the aftermath of a global catastrophe that nearly decimated the world's population. This season, the world is finally recovering from the deadly virus that devastated the population, but global political unrest remains.

Watch the Trailer Herehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzpY0weHPVc&feature=youtu.be

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Next Week On SYFY...

 
Our hero Fin (Ian Ziering) has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment he will tackle the final shark-tier -- time travel. In the ending moments of “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able to set everything right and save the world once and for all? A production of The Asylum, “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time” is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.
Twitter: @sharknadosyfy  #Sharknado6
 
 
THE LAST SHARKNADO: IT’S ABOUT TIME *PREMIERE*  – 8/7c
Our hero Fin (Ian Ziering) has battled sharks all over the globe, but in this last installment he will tackle the final shark-tier -- time travel. In the ending moments of “Sharknado 5: Global Swarming,” Fin was seen wandering alone on Earth after it was destroyed. Now he must travel back in time to stop the Sharknado that started it all. Will Fin and the gang be able to set everything right and save the world once and for all? A production of The Asylum, “The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time” is directed by Anthony C. Ferrante, based on an original screenplay by Scotty Mullen.
 
WYNONNA EARP “If We Make It Through December” – 9/8c
Eggnog for everyone!  It’s holiday season in Purgatory!  Wynonna teams up with a new ally to search for a missing kid on Christmas Day.  Meanwhile, Waverly learns more about her father.
 
KILLJOYS “Baby, Face Killer” – 10/9
Team Awesome Force faces off with a relentless, deadly assassin whose arrival is triggered by their examination of the memory Khlyen altered in Dutch’s mind. While Pree searches for his missing husband on Westerley, Zeph struggles to save Pip from an unexpected medical complication.