Thursday, February 13, 2020

M.O.M. (MOTHERS OF MONSTERS) Unveils True to Life Nightmare March 13th

M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters) Takes Unflinching Look 
at the Making of Murderers
Bailey Edwards Makes Mesmerizing Debut in Found Footage Thriller
Opens at the Arena Cinelounge in Los Angeles March 13th
Nationwide Digital HD Rollout to Follow
Los Angeles, CA - Indie Rights has announced the theatrical world premiere and Digital HD rollout of Tucia Lyman's hard-hitting M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters).  Melinda Page Hamilton (Netflix's "Messiah", "How to Get Away with Murder") headlines as a troubled single mother who fears that her teenage son, played by Bailey Edwards in a star-making debut, is a duplicitous psychopath.  Desperate to know if her son is capable of murder, she begins recording him at home on a network of spy cameras. 

Of the film's genesis and release, Lyman said, "I've always been intrigued by real-life horror films that use the dysfunctions of society as a vessel to explore the truth. M.O.M. is a work of narrative fiction, but much of the behavior, scenarios, and dialogue were borrowed from the journals and publications of real-life school shooters and their parents. It is a very confronting film, much like the subject matter itself, and I hope it will contribute to the national debate surrounding mental health stigma and gun violence in America."

M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters) will open in Los Angeles for a weeklong run at the Arena Cinelounge on Friday the 13th of March, before the film premieres on Cable and Digital VOD.

Los Angeles March 13 Release:
Arena Cinelounge Sunset
Los Angeles, CA 90028.
A distraught mother (Hamilton) suspects her teenage son (Edwards) is plotting a school shooting, but when he slips through the cracks of the system, she is forced to take matters into her own hands. After installing an elaborate spy camera system in their home, Abbey captures a series of disturbing videos that confirm her worst fears. 
Torn between a mother's unconditional love and a mother's acute intuition, Abbey caters her videos to all the other "mothers of monsters" online. Abbey's plan backfires when Jacob uses a dark family secret against her, launching both mother and son on a terrifying, and ultimately deadly, game of cat and mouse.
 
M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters) Official Trailer
M.O.M. (Mothers of Monsters) Official Trailer

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Indulge Your Deepest Desires Lucifer: The Complete Fourth Season Own It on DVD May 12, 2020

Indulge Your Deepest Desires

Lucifer: The Complete Fourth Season

 
Own It on DVD May 12, 2020
 
Blu-rayTM Available via Warner Archive Collection
 
BURBANK, CA (February 12, 2020) – Your date with the Devil is soon to arrive, as Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings you Lucifer: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD May 12, 2020. Put on your devilish grin as you indulge in all 10 hell-raising episodes from the fourth season and fulfill your deepest desires with tantilizing bonus features including deleted scenes and a gag reel. Lucifer: The Complete Fourth Season will be available at all major retailers and is priced to own at $24.98 SRP ($29.98 in Canada). Lucifer: The Complete Fourth Season will also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers on May 11, 2020.
 
Lucifer: The Complete Fourth Season will also be available on Blu-ray courtesy of Warner Archive Collection. The Blu-ray release includes all the bonus features on the DVD and is also arriving May 12, 2020. Warner Archive Blu-ray releases are easily found at wb.com/warnerarchive and on your favorite online retailer sites.
 
Season Four sizzles with fiendishly clever comebacks. The charismatic, handsome Lucifer Morningstar returns resurrected after Season Three’s wicked cliffhanger. His unofficial partner in crime-solving and affairs of the heart, LAPD detective Chloe Decker, returns from an extended vacation – after she saw Lucifer’s devil face for the first time and realized he was, in fact, exactly the man he always claimed to be. And, finally, new to the series but not to the Lord of Hell, comes old flame and original sinner, Eve, whose charms are as tempting to Lucifer now as the serpent’s big, red apple was to her back in the day. Does she want revenge for her expulsion from Eden all those years ago?  Or something else entirely?  Personal demons get conquered and crimes get solved. But will things ever get right with Deckerstar? Only time and ten scandalous new episodes will tell.
 
“After the phenomenal #SaveLucifer fan campaign raised hell, the eternal wait is over for the loyal Lucifans,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "Get ready to binge-watch all 10 episodes from Season 4 with hours of frighteningly fun entertainment and frivolous adventures including never-before-seen deleted scenes, and a hilarious gag reel!”
 
The series stars Tom Ellis (Rush, EastEnders), Lauren German (Chicago Fire), Kevin Alejandro (Southland, True Blood), DB Woodside (Suits, 24), Lesley-Ann Brandt (The Librarians), Aimee Garcia (Dexter, Rush Hour), and Scarlett Estevez (Daddy’s Home), with Inbar Lavi (Prison Break, Imposters) and Rachael Harris (The Hangover, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid). Based upon the characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC, Lucifer is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television. Developed by Tom Kapinos (Californication), the series is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (CSI franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean films), Jonathan Littman (The Amazing Race, CSI franchise), Joe Henderson (White Collar, Almost Human), Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami, Californication), Kristianne Reed (CSI: Cyber) and Jason Ning (The Expanse, Perception). 
 
SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Deleted Scenes
 
10 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
  1. Everything's Okay
  2. Somebody's Been Reading Dante's Inferno
  3. O, Ye of Little Faith, Father
  4. All About Eve
  5. Expire Erect
  6. Orgy Pants to Work
  7. Devil Is As Devil Does
  8. Super Bad Boyfriend
  9. Save Lucifer
  10. Who's Da New King of Hell?
 
 
DIGITAL
The fourth season of Lucifer will be available on Digital May 11, 2020. 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.

 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Breaking News: Gravitas Ventures to Release Director/Editor Pi Ware's ("Solitude,"“The Act”) powerful new documentary “Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons" Globally on VOD/Digital on March 31st, 2020

Gravitas Ventures will release Director/Editor Pi Ware's ("Solitude," “The Act”) powerful new documentary “Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons,” takes a deep dive approach into the heated controversy surrounding Morgellons disease, a skin condition that most of the medical industry considers delusional. This investigative independent film has been acquired by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, and will make its global VOD/Digital & DVD release across platforms everywhere on March 31st, 2020.

“Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons,”explores the controversy surrounding Morgellons--a disease where fibers grow from sufferers' skin, but a disease that the medical industry considers "all in the patient's head".  The film brings to light the heated debate as to who is delusional—the patients who believe or the doctors who deny-- and whether medical treatment for Morgellons should be antibiotics or anti-psychotics. Joining director/editor Pi Ware on this film are editor Tom Putnam (“Burn,” “Marwencol”); cinematographers Sam Price-Waldman(“There Is No Place for You Here,” “Wolf Mountain”), and PJ Raval (“Call Her Ganda,” “Trouble the Water”); composer Andrew Gross (“Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny,” “Bring It On: Fight To The Finish”); producers Levon Mergian (“Searching,” “Avarice”), Patrick Belton  (“True Blood,” “Some Guy Who Kills People”), Gary Leva (“Fog City Mavericks,” “A Legacy of Filmmakers: The Early Years of American Zeotrope”), Laura Stoddard (“Before the Fire,” “Beyond the Bolex”) & Ware; and executive producers Denise James and Jerry James.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Richard Stanley's Color Out Of Space Theatrical Review

Richard Stanley's Color Out Of Space is one of the best adaptations of an HP Lovecraft story made for both big and small screen I have ever seen. I am a fan of his first film Hardware and though I am not in possession of all the facts regarding his firing from the 1996 adaptation of The Island of Dr. Moreau, he appears to discuss his story of what happened in the documentary Lost Souls: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Island of Dr. Moreau. I am so happy Stanley is back with Color Out Of Space because I truly feel he deserves a chance to bring his unique talent and vision to cinemas once again. In this version Nicholas Cage and his family have moved into the farm his father owned in an attempt to lead a richer and healthier life. His wife (Joely Richardson) is recovering from breast cancer and has been somewhat distant from her husband since she had the mastectomy and presumably is in remission. His daughter practices incantations from a store bought copy of the Necronomicon in soft cover in the hopes that she can be sure her mother is cured and lastly she wants to leave the farm for a new life. This is a very important part of the esoteric puzzle because beginning with the daughter, many of the characters throughout the film appear to ask for things as if calling to a higher power and unfortunately, the power that arrives within a meteorite in a sense grants their wishes, but not in the way they expected.

The alien or entity is so vastly different from anything humans know of the universe that it can only be perceived as a color and personally I think this was a higher dimensional thing above even the fourth dimension as it's presence penetrates and mutates everything it touches seen and unseen including the perception of time and even transcends death for characters in the film. The movie will definitely remind genre film fans of Annihilation because it is very clear to me that both the Author who wrote the novel and the filmmaker that adapted it were probably inspired by Lovecraft's story Colour Out Of Space. There are just too many similarities. Esoteric elements in the film reflect gnostic philosophy or at least it could be viewed as such and some may believe it so. It also can be viewed as an alien consciousness trying to terraform the world and once again like Annihilation, there are strong suggestions that the entity is still present in plain sight and perhaps the apocalypse is just beginning and it takes is someone or something to take a drink of water .

The special effects are fantastic because they are mostly practical and some are reminiscent of John Carpenter's The Thing. In fact I would state that if the 2011 prequel had stuck to the effects work ADI did for that film as was done for Richard Stanley's Color Out Of Space, the 2011 The Thing prequel would have been a far more appreciated motion picture when it had it's theatrical run. As it is the balance between practical and CGI in the motion picture is practically perfect. Please note that I am unaware who did the effects for Color Out Of Space and am only likening it to the effects ADI did for the 2011 The Thing prequel because I believe had the studio not been insistent on CGI, that film would have been better.

Richard Stanley's feature film adaptation of HP Lovecraft's Color Out Of Space has had a limited theatrical run and will be debuting on 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at retailers on and offline and will also be available to rent and buy on digital, I already have it preordered.

(C) Copyright 2020 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Doctor Sleep: Director's Cut is the one to watch!

The feature film adaptation of Stephen King's Doctor Sleep was one of my favorite films of 2019, but after viewing the three hour Director's Cut I think the additional thirty minutes makes a good movie into a great movie. It is three hours, but the additional scenes really add a lot and flesh out the story more. Stephen King's Doctor Sleep: Director's Cut is available now on Blue-ray at retailers on and offline and Digital Copy for sale or rent online.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

*TRAILER PREMIERE*: HULU'S NEW GENRE-BENDING TEEN SCI-FI DRAMA "UTOPIA FALLS"


Hulu Original Series to Feature Voice of SNOOP DOGG and Music from Artists Including KENDRICK LAMAR, ALESSIA CARA, THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G., DANIEL CAESAR, JESSIE REYEZ, BILL WITHERS and THE ROOTS
 
Grammy Award Winning, Multi-platinum Music Producer Boi-1da  (DRAKE, NICKI MINAJ, RIHANNA) Oversees Music, World-Renowned Choreographer Tanisha Scott (CARDI B, RIHANNA) Leads Performance Direction, Acclaimed Sci-Fi Writer Joseph Mallozzi Serves as Showrunner and Show Creator R.T. Thorne Directs


About Utopia Falls:
Hundreds of years in the future, in the last living colony on earth, a city called New Babyl, twenty-four teenage candidates are chosen to take part in an annual musical competition known as The Exemplar. For all of them it's a chance to write their names in the history books, but for Aliyah, the independent and adventurous daughter to a city government official, it’s the beginning of an incredible adventure. Through the discovery of a mysterious archive, she is exposed to hip-hop, an ancient form of music culture, which will lead her to question everything she has ever known and change her world forever.
 
The journey to unravel that mystery will play out over the course of the first season while our candidates prepare and participate in The Exemplar competition. Channeling the rebellious spirit of Hip-hop, Aliyah and her friends face off against the government for the freedom of the people in a finale that will rock the very foundation of their society, changing all of their lives forever.
 
Utopia Falls is the first ever Sci-Fi Hip-hop television series and is from the creator/director of Find Me In Paris. It is prestige television for a new generation of young audiences who are culturally diverse, socially and politically minded, and are motivated to see themselves and their issues represented on screen.
 
Cast:
Robyn Alomar (Riot Girls), Akiel Julien (American Gods), Robbie Graham-Kuntz (Full Out), Phillip Lewitski (Supernatural), Humberly Gonzalez (Orphan Black), Devyn Nekoda (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Mickeey Nguyen (Make It Pop). Also joining the cast are Kate Drummond (Wynonna Earp), Jeff Teravainen (Dark Matter), Huse Madhavji (Saving Hope) and Dwain Murphy (The Strain), and hip hop icon Snoop Dogg as the voice of the Archive.
 
Crew:
Showrunner Joseph Mallozzi (Syfy’s Dark Matter, Stargate franchise) and Creator/Director R.T. Thorne (NBC’s Blindspot, Hulu’s Find Me in Paris) who serve as Executive Producers; Boi-1da, renowned music producer (Drake, Rihanna, Eminem, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar), has been tapped as the show’s Executive Music Producer; and choreographer Tanisha Scott, three-time MTV VMA-nominated choreographer (Cardi B, Rihanna, Sean Paul). Executive produced by Andrea Gorfolova and Ashley Rite for Sonar Entertainment


The Rest Of US starring Heather Graham, Sophie Nélisse, Jodi Balfour | Theaters and On Demand 2/14

The Rest Of Us  - Gravitas Ventures

IN THEATERS AND AVAILABLE ON VOD AND DIGITAL HD: February 14, 2020

DIRECTED BY: Aisling Chin-Lee

WRITTEN BY: Alanna Francis

PRODUCED BY: Katie Bird Nolan, Lindsay Tapscott, Emma Fleury, Will Woods

CAST: Heather Graham, Sophie Nelisse, Abigail Pniowsky, Jodi Balfour 

GENRE: Drama, Independent, Comedy

DISTRIBUTOR: Gravitas Ventures

 

SYNOPSIS:   When Cami Bowden's ex-husband Craig dies suddenly of a heart attack, the perfect life Cami has created begins to unravel. At Craig’s funeral, Cami and Aster encounter Rachel, Craig’s second, much younger wife, who he left Cami for, and Talulah, Craig’s second child, who is pointedly avoiding the grieving process. Rachel, having spent much of her adult life as a stay-at-home wife, reveals to Cami that Craig has been hiding a multitude of debt and that their house will be repossessed––Rachel and Talulah will soon be left without a home or a penny to their names while they hope for Craig’s life insurance policy to pay out. Moved by Rachel’s plight, Cami reluctantly offers to let the pair temporarily live in her house. Together under one roof, the women process their grief and anger over his death and search for meaning and direction in their lives. All the while, old secrets and shifting allegiances threaten to bring the tenuous balance of the household crashing down around them.

 

YOUTUBE TRAILER:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7CF_qKd-Rw

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

ARROW: THE EIGHTH AND FINAL SEASON COMES TO BLU-RAY DISC WITH AN ADDED BONUS DISC OF CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
The CW’s Longest-Running DC Series
ARROW: 
THE EIGHTH AND FINAL SEASON
Contains All 10 Exhilarating Episodes from 
the Eighth and Final Season,
Plus Special Features and Deleted Scenes!
Available on Blu-ray™ & DVD April 28, 2020
Blu-ray also includes a Limited Edition Bonus Disc 
with All Five Episodes of the DC Crossover Event: 
Crisis on Infinite Earths and 6 Crossover Bonus Features!
BURBANK, CA (February 5, 2020) – After eight remarkable seasons, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC mark the end of an epic era with its final installment of the suspenseful and action-packed series with the release of Arrow: The Eighth and Final Season on Blu-ray & DVD April 28, 2020. Get ready for nonstop action from start to finish with all 10 action-packed episodes from the eighth and final season, plus the show’s 2019 Comic-Con Panel, the broadcast special Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye and deleted scenes! A limited edition bonus disc featuring all five DC Crossover Event: Crisis on Infinite Earths episodes will be available exclusively for fans who purchase the Blu-ray. Arrow: The Eighth and Final Season is priced to own at $24.98 SRP ($29.98 in Canada) and $29.98 SRP for the Blu-ray which includes a Digital Code (U.S. only), ($39.99 in Canada). Arrow: The Eighth and Final Season is also available to own on Digital via purchase from digital retailers.
Arrow: The Complete Series will also be available for fans to own on Blu-ray and DVD for $189.99 / $169.99 SRP ($249.99 / $229.99 in Canada). The bonus disc is included in the Blu-ray Complete Series set. 
Following the arrival of The Monitor, Oliver Queen left his home, his family, & his team behind to take on his most challenging battle yet, knowing the cost may be his life. But this time it’s not just his city he’s seeking to protect – it’s the entire multiverse! Oliver’s quest will send him on a journey where he is forced to confront the ultimate question: what is the true cost of being a hero?
“It’s been an unbelievable eight-season run for Arrow," said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, Television Marketing. "The devoted fan base for this phenomenal franchise is going to love the limited edition bonus disc included within the Season 8 and Complete Series Blu-ray releases, featuring the entire 2019 Crossover event plus all-new Crossover bonus content! "
With Blu-ray’s unsurpassed picture and sound, Arrow: The Eighth and Final Season Blu-ray release will include 1080p Full HD Video with DTS-HD Master Audio for English 5.1. Featuring all 10 episodes from the eighth season in high definition, as well as a digital code of the season (available in the U.S. only).
Arrow stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice, Heartland), David Ramsey (Dexter)Rick Gonzalez (Reaper), Juliana Harkavy (Dolphin Tale, The Walking Dead), Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters, Happyland), Ben Lewis (Chasing Life, Suits) and Joseph David-Jones (Nashville, Allegiant) with Katie Cassidy (A Nightmare on Elm Street). Based on the characters from DC, Arrow is produced by Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Supergirl, Riverdale, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow)Beth Schwartz (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Jill Blankenship (The Last Ship) and Sarah Schechter (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Black Lightning). Marc Guggenheim (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Eli Stone, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters) serves as consulting producer. 

BLU-RAY & DVD FEATURES
  • The Best of DC TV's Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019     
  • Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye (Special)
  • Deleted Scenes
BLU-RAY BONUS DISC
  • All Five Epic Episodes of the DC Crossover Event: Crisis on Infinite Earths from Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow

Bonus Disc Features:
  • Crisis Past and Present: Kevin Conroy Bat Legend                    
  • Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Architects Return                                 
  • Crisis Past and Present - Superman vs. Superman                           
  • Characters in Crisis: Pariah
  • Crisis Management
  • Character in Crisis: The Anti-Monitor
10 ONE-HOUR EPISODES
1.   Starling City
2.   Welcome to Hong Kong
3.   Leap of Faith
4.   Present Tense
5.   Prochnost
6.   Reset
7.   Purgatory
8.   Crisis on Infinite Earths: Hour Four
9.   Green Arrow & The Canaries
10. Fadeout
DIGITAL
The eighth and final season and the Complete Series of Arrow are currently 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.
THE BASICS
ARROW: THE EIGHTH AND FINAL SEASON
Street Date: April 28, 2020
Order Date: March 24, 2020
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
Running Time: 420 min. approx. (feature)
SRP (United States): $29.98 (BD + Digital Code + Bonus Disc)$24.98 (SD)
SRP (Canada) $39.99 (BD)$29.98 (SD)
Configuration:
BD: 3 BD-50s + Digital Code (US)
BD: 3 BD-50s (Canada)
            SD: 3 DVD-9s (US and Canada)
Audio:English 5.1
Subtitles: BD: English SDH
DVD: English SDH
ARROW: THE COMPLETE SERIES
Street Date: April 28, 2020
Order Date: March 24, 2020
Aspect Ratio:16x9 Widescreen
SRP (United States): $189.99 (BD + Bonus Disc) $169.99 (SD)
SRP (Canada) $249.99 (BD + Bonus Disc)$229.99 (SD)
Configuration
BD: 31 BD-50s
SD: 38 DVD-9s
Audio: English 5.1
Subtitles