Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Brigade | 2016 Winter Preview

The Benefactor
Release Date: January 15, 2016
Cast: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Cheryl Hines, Dylan Baker
Written & Directed by: Andrew Renzi
Genre: Dramatic Thriller
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films

A newly married couple (Dakota Fanning and Theo James) are forced to navigate the all-consuming interest of a powerful, mysterious, and possessive philanthropist (brilliantly played by Richard Gere). 

Dirty Grandpa
Release DateJanuary 22, 2016
Cast: Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Zoey Deutch, Julianne Hough, Jason Mantzoukas, Danny Glover, Adam Pally, and Dermot Mulroney
Directed by: Dan Mazer
Written by: John Phillips
Genre: Comedy
Distributor: Lionsgate

Jason Kelly [Zac Efron] is one week away from marrying his boss's uber-controlling daughter, putting him on the fast track for a partnership at the law firm. However, when the straight-laced Jason is tricked into driving his foul-mouthed grandfather, Dick [Robert De Niro], to Daytona for spring break, his pending nuptials are suddenly in jeopardy. Between riotous frat parties, bar fights, and an epic night of karaoke, Dick is on a quest to live his life to the fullest and bring Jason along for the ride. Ultimately, on the wildest journey of their lives, "dirty" Grandpa and his uptight grandson discover they can learn from one another and form the bond they never had. This outlandish comedy also stars Julianne Hough, Aubrey Plaza, Dermot Mulroney and Adam Pally.
Dr. Cabbie
Release DateFebruary 2, 2016 (On-Demand/Digital)
Cast: Vinay Virmani, Adrianne Palicki, Kunal Nayyar, Lillette Dubey, Isabelle Kaif, Mircea Monroe, Rizwan Manji, & Chris Diamantopoulos
Directed by: Jean-François Pouliot
Written by: Vinay Virmani, Manu Chopra, & Ron Kennell
Genre: Comedy
Distributor: Momentum Pictures

From Producer Salman Khan, East meets West in this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy about an Indian doctor-turned-cab-driver who begins illegally treating patients from his cab
Gods of Egypt
Release DateFebruary 26, 2016
Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Brenton Thwaites, Chadwick Boseman, Elodie Yung, Courtney Eaton, with Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush
Directed by: Alex Proyas
Written by: Matt Sazama & Burk Sharpless  
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy 
Distributor: Lionsgate 

In this spectacular action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt, the survival of mankind hangs in the balance as an unexpected mortal hero Bek [Brenton Thwaites] undertakes a thrilling journey to save the world and rescue his true love. In order to succeed, he must enlist the help of the powerful god Horus [Nikolaj Coster-Waldau] in an unlikely alliance against Set [Gerard Butler], the merciless god of darkness, who has usurped Egypt's throne, plunging the once peaceful and prosperous empire into chaos and conflict.  As their breathtaking battle against Set and his henchmen takes them into the afterlife and across the heavens, both god and mortal must pass tests of courage and sacrifice if they hope to prevail in the epic final confrontation.
Knight of Cups
Release DateMarch 4, 2016
Cast: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Written by: Terrence Malick
Genre: Drama
Distributor: Broad Green Pictures

Terrence Malick's KNIGHT OF CUPS starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman is in theatres starting March 4 from Broad Green Pictures.
Eye In The Sky
Release DateMarch 11, 2016
Cast: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, and Barkhad Abdi
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Written by: Guy Hibbert
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Distributor: Bleecker Street

EYE IN THE SKY stars Helen Mirren as Colonel Katherine Powell, a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. Also starring Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam, Iain Glen and Phoebe Fox, the film is directed by Gavin Hood (TSOTSI) and written by Guy Hibbert ("Prime Suspect"). Producers are Ged Doherty, Colin Firth and David Lancaster.

Release DateMarch 18, 2016
Cast: Krisha Fairchild, Robyn Fairchild, Bill Wise, Trey Edward Shults, Chris Doubek, Olivia Grace Applegate, Alex Dobrenko, Bryan Casserly, Chase Joliet, Atheena Frizzell, Augustine Frizzell, Rose Nelson, Victoria Fairchild, Billie Fairchild
Directed by: Trey Edward Shults
Written by: Trey Edward Shults
Genre: Drama
Distributor: A24

When Krisha shows up at her sister's Texas home on Thanksgiving morning, her close and extended family greet her with a mixture of warmth and wariness. Almost immediately, a palpable unease permeates the air, one which only grows in force as Krisha gets to work cooking the turkey and trying to make up for lost time by catching up with her various relatives, chief among them her nephew, Trey. As Krisha's attempts at reconciliation become increasingly rebuffed, tension and suspicion reach their peak, with long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments coming to the fore as everyone becomes immersed in an emotionally charged familial reckoning.

I Saw The Light
Release Date: March 25, 2016
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, Maddie Hasson, Wrenn Schmidt
Written & Directed by: Marc Abraham
Genre: Drama, Biography
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

I SAW THE LIGHT, the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life.

Written and directed by Marc Abraham, I SAW THE LIGHT is based on Colin Escott's award-winning biography and stars Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones. RatPac Entertainment's Brett Ratner and Bron Studios' Aaron L. Gilbert produced the film, with G. Marq Roswell and Abraham. James Packer of RatPac Entertainment and Jason Cloth of Creative Wealth Media Finance executive produced. Notable director of photography Dante Spinotti was the cinematographer for the film.