Saturday, April 30, 2016
High-Rise Theatrical Feature Film Review
Friday, April 29, 2016
THE FILM SALES COMPANY PRESENTS FRIDA AND LASSE BARFOR'S AWARD-WINNING SUNDANCE DOC PERVERT PARK OPENING AT IFP'S MADE IN NEW YORK MEDIA CENTER ON MAY 20
CHILLER ORIGINAL MOVIE 'FENDER BENDER' PREMIERES FRIDAY. JUNE 3, 2016.
CHILLER ORIGINAL MOVIE ‘FENDER BENDER’
FROM SCREAM FACTORYTM PREMIERES FRIDAY, JUNE 3 AT 9 PM
Makenzie Vega, Dre Davis, Cassidy Freeman and Bill Sage
Star in the Horror-Thriller Feature Written and Directed by Mark Pavia
New York, NY – April 29, 2016 – Chiller and Scream Factory™ announced today that original movieFENDER BENDER will premiere Friday, June 3 at 9 PM ET. Written and Directed by Mark Pavia (Stephen King’s The Night Flier), the movie stars Makenzie Vega (The Good Wife), Dre Davis (Pretty Little Liars,Scavenger Killers), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville, Longmire) and Bill Sage (American Psycho, We Are What We Are). Evocative of the horror-thriller classics of yesteryear, FENDER BENDER brings you back to a time when the boxes on the shelf at your local video store beckoned you with masked, knife-wielding maniacs and a twisted sense of morals.
In a small New Mexico town, a 17-year-old high school girl who just got her driver's license gets into her first fender bender, innocently exchanging her personal information with an apologetic stranger. Later that stormy night, she is joined in her desolate suburban home by a couple of her school friends who try their best to make a night out of it, only to be visited by the stranger she so willingly handed all of her information to -- a terrifying and bizarre serial killer who stalks the country's endless miles of roads and streets with his old rusty car, hungrily searching for his next unsuspecting victim.
Shout! Factory and Brainstorm Media present an EchoWolf Production. A Mark Pavia Film
FENDER BENDER stars Makenzie Vega, Dre Davis, Cassidy Freeman, Kelsey Leos Montoya, Harrison Sim and Bill Sage as The Driver. Casting by Sig De Miguel and Stephen Vincent; director of photography, Tyler Lee Cushing; edited by Lana Wolverton; music by Night Runner.
Executive producers, Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, Garson Foos, Meyer Shwarzstein, Mark Pavia, Nadia Redler; produced by Carl Lucas,Joshua Bunting, Jordan Fields and Gus Krieger.
Written and directed by Mark Pavia.
FENDER BENDER is developed and executive produced by Shout! Factory in association with Chiller.
Official Site: fenderbendermovie.com
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Dark Horse Announces "Fight Club 2" Book Tour 2016 Featuring Chuck Palahniuk!
Upcoming Lionsgate Premiere and Focus Feature Theatrical Releases For Summer, 2016.
Hollywood, MIT & Silicon Valley Join Forces to Create Film Recommendation Engine
Hollywood has just joined forces with
MIT and Silicon Valley to save an hour of frustration every Friday night!
What happens when Emmy winning film critic Joyce Kulhawik, Hollywood star Topher Grace, recent Y-Combinator graduate & serial entrepreneur Simon Borrero, Sundance featured producer Daniel Posada, and MIT professors Donald Sull and David Hartzband get together?
They create the world’s best movie recommendation engine! The catch? They didn’t spend a dime on their algorithm.
Here’s the issue, just because you watched “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” doesn't mean you want to watch Adam Sandler’s new western movie. Not even Adam Sandler liked that movie! And just because you watched “The Basketball Diaries” doesn't mean you want to watch “Air Bud.”
Algorithms still just don’t get it when it comes to movies.
Enter FilmFish: the first movie recommendation engine to rely on film-buffs, not robots, to make their suggestions. Our team has expertly curated recommendations for over 15,000 movies, capturing the essence of why you love the films you do. Once you find a movie, FilmFish will show you exactly where to watch it across your subscriptions.
FilmFish relies on people, not robots, to recommend films.
Each one of their recommendations is hand-picked by an expert film buff who aims to capture the essence of why you love the movies you do. In surveys, 75% of users prefer this approach to the competition.
Once you find a movie, FilmFish shows you exactly where to watch it across leading streaming services, so you never have to use Netflix for your recommendations again.
ALL-NEW SERIES, PEANUTS, PREMIERES ON MONDAY, MAY 9 ON BOOMERANG
THERE’S A NEW GANG ON BOOMERANG!
ALL-NEW SERIES, PEANUTS, PREMIERES ON MONDAY, MAY 9
Peanuts, the brand-new animated series based on one of entertainment’s most iconic brands, heads to Boomerang on Monday, May 9. For the first time, the individual Peanuts print comic strips come to life in vignettes filled with humor and heart for the whole family. New episodes premiere daily at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT.
The series captures the spirit of the timeless adventures of Charlie Brown’s gang and his wildly imaginative, supremely confident and world-famous beagle, Snoopy. The watercolor art style, textured backgrounds and framing deliver a viewing experience that will excite both classic Peanuts enthusiasts and new fans alike.
Viewers will be able to catch a sneak peek of Peanuts on Cartoon Network the week of May 9 at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) and further engage with the series as select individual shorts roll out on the Cartoon Network video app.
Boomerang’s exclusive U.S. premiere of Peanuts further establishes the network as a prime destination for original, family-friendly animated programming with a slate that includes Bunnicula, Wabbit, Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, The Tom and Jerry Show, and the hour-long special Super Hero High.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Medusa Bust Almost Sold Out On Preorder.
Because of the unexpected demand of the Medusa 1:1 Scale Bust we have already reached about 90% of our edition size. Although the Pre-order ends next month, please remember that if we meet the 500 edition mark the Pre-order WILL CLOSE!! This item is now on a first come first serve basis and we would like for all of you to get a chance at this amazing piece. Please make sure to place your orders asap as the Pre-Order can close at anytime.
Please see below for full info on Medusa 1:1 scale bust, let us know if you have any questions.
J-POP SUMMIT 2016 Announces First Line-Up Of Live Artists To Play SF Festival In July
J-POP SUMMIT 2016 ANNOUNCES FIRST LINE-UP OF LIVE CONCERT AND MUSICAL ARTISTS SET TO PERFORM AT THIS SUMMER’S FESTIVAL
The San Francisco Bay Area’s Premiere Japanese Pop Culture Event Announces Exciting Slate Of Top Japanese Pop/Rock/Electronica/Dance Artists To Play at Fort Mason Center This Summer
San Francisco, CA, April 27, 2016 – J-POP SUMMIT 2016, one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, has announced an exciting and diverse first line-up of music artists set to perform this year. This summer’s festival will be highlighted by an exciting 3-day slate of live music from a wide range of top Japanese pop idol, ani-pop (anime pop), electronica, and rock artists that will complement an extensive roster of attractions, participants and exhibits, and other live programming. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 6th at: www.J-POP.com.
J-POP SUMMIT 2016 starts with “Kyary Pamyu Pamyu LIVE at J-POP SUMMIT OPENING NIGHT - KPP 5iVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016 in San Francisco” on Friday, July 22nd at The Regency Ballroom. Other musical guests to perform at J-POP LIVE concert on Saturday and Sunday July 23rd and 24th at Fort Mason Center include electronic dance group, WORLD ORDER, all-female pop rock band, Silent Siren, pop house unit, Wednesday Campanella, and ani-pop duo, GARNiDELiA. Additional live artists and specific set times will be announced soon.
About WORLD ORDER
WORLD ORDER is an electronic dance performance group produced by Genki Sudo, the legendary mixed martial arts fighter. The group is known globally for its pop and sensitive dance music and the choreographed performances that feature tightly syncopated movements by suited members. Their monotonous black suits and eerie, robot-like movements are deliberate and prompt the audience to reflect on contemporary society, working styles, global culture, and images of modern Japan. From its inception, WORLD ORDER aimed to become a globally known group and has gained widespread support in Asia, North and South America, and EU countries.
Official artist web site: http://worldorder.jp;
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/crnaviofficial.
About SILENT SIREN
Silent Siren is a 4 piece all-female band formed by Su (Sumire Yoshida on vocals and guitar), Hinachu (Hinako Umemura on drums), Ainyan (Aina Yamauchi on bass), and Yukarun (Yukako Kurosaka on keyboards). Silent Siren held its first overseas concert in Hong Kong in 2014. Since then, they have actively performed overseas. An Asian tour in 2015 saw the group perform 20 shows in over 16 cities, and a solo concert in Jakarta, Indonesia was celebrated by over 2,000 local fans. Silent Siren made history as being the first all-female band to perform a solo concert at Nippon Budokan the legendary hall for singers in Japan. All of their 12 singles and albums after their 3rdalbum have been ranked in the Top 10 in the national music charts.
Official artist web site: http://silent-siren.com/en.
About WEDNESDAY CAMPANELLA
Wednesday Campanella is a pop house unit that delivers a mixture of house, techno, and trance style music. The unit is formed by Kom I (front man), Kenmochi Hidefumi (composer), and Dir.F (all the rest). Of the three, Kom I will be the only one to perform at the J-POP SUMMIT this year.The group is recognized for its comical and sensational music videos and for the singer’s very unique personality. The group’s recent activity includes release of the album, “Zipangu” based on a concept of traveling around Eurasia and looking back to Japan from overseas. Wednesday Campanella has performed major music festivals such as South by Southwest 2016, Summer Sonic 2015, Rising Sun Rock Festival 2015, and the Rock in Japan Festival 2015.
Official artist web site: www.wed-camp.com;
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/wedcamp.
GARNiDELiA is a Japanese ani-pop duo consisting of vocalist, MARiA, and composer, toku. Their first major single, “ambiguous” was used as the opening theme of the anime series, Kill la Kill. Many of the duo’s subsequent singles have been used in popular anime series such as The Irregular at Magic High School, Gundam, Reconguista in G, Linkage Ring, and Gunslinger Stratos. GARNiDELiA actively performs both inside and outside of Japan. Their recent global activity includes performances in Anime Festival Asia 2014 Indonesia, Anime Festival Asia 2014 Singapore, SakuraCon in the U.S., Anison Dream Stage 2015 in Hong Kong, and SMASH in Australia. The duo is on their way to becoming one of the hottest ani-song units in recent years.
Official artist web site: www.garnidelia.com;
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/GARNiDELiAVEVO.
About J-POP SUMMIT
J-POP SUMMIT is one of the world’s biggest Japanese pop culture events, held every summer in San Francisco, CA. By introducing the latest in Japanese music, fashion, film, art, games, tech-innovations, anime, food, as well as niche subcultures, the festival has become a landing platform for new trends from Japan.
Official website: www.j-pop.com
Official YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JPOPSUMMIT/featured
Horror classic Texas Chainsaw Massacre gets immersive facelift in 4K UHD/Auro-3D Blu-Ray re-release
Classic Horror Story gets an immersive release in Auro-3D®
Turbine Media Group releases The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with Auro 13.1 on 4K UHD Blu-ray™ in select territories
‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ remains one of the best horror films in cinema history and the 1974 movie now gets another release. From Turbine Media Group, this time on 4K UHD Blu-Ray™, the most controversial and influential horror movie becomes immersively scary as it will come with a 13.1 Auro-3D® mix.
Remixed specifically for the home theater environment, the Auro-3D® mix creates an exciting three-dimensional soundscape thanks to the addition of a Height layer in front, above and all around the listener. Auro-3D® is an exciting move from two-dimensional surround sound formats to three-dimensional sound. The Auro-3D® sound format is the next generation in audio, marking an exciting leap forward from standard Stereo and Surround sound that increases the dramatic impact of feature films such as THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE.
Wilfried Van Baelen, CEO of Auro Technologies, states, “To have such an iconic and influential movie released again in Auro-3D, is truly worth the excitement. We are glad to have worked with Turbine Media Group to have this movie mixed at Galaxy Studios and to soon release this on 4K UHD Blu-Ray™. Having 4K image combined with true 3D sound, will uplift this classic tale to a new dimension’.
‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ is a 1974 American horror film, directed and produced by Tobe Hooper. As one of the best and scariest horror films in history, the movie is credited with originating several elements common in the slasher genre, including the use of power tools as murder weapons and the characterization of the killer as a large, hulking, faceless figure. Though initially branded as perverted and glorifying violence, only the courageous critics at that time saw it as “the film that redefined horror”. ‘The Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ has shocked and stunned audiences worldwide, but set a standard in its genre, making Leatherface and his chainsaw one of the most iconic characters in the horror scene.
Consumers can maximize the Auro-3D® immersive experience at home with Auro-3D® enabled AV receiver and speakers or enjoy the soundtrack in 5.1. Territories featuring the Auro audio technology include Germany, Switzerland and Austria.
Synopsis: Back in 1974, writer, director and producer Tobe Hooper unleashed his dark vision on humanity with a story about five young friends whose innocent trip into the woods on a summer’s afternoon became a horrible nightmare. The film follows this group of friends as they fall victim to a family of cannibals whilst on their way to visit an old homestead. For an entire generation, Leatherface became a horror icon and the film became a cult hit.
Country/Year: USA / 1974
Actors:Marilyn Burns, Jim Siedow, Gunnar Hansen,…
Release date:May 27th 2016
Technical data UHD Blu-Ray™:
Audio: German: Auro-3D 13.1, Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Surround,
DTS 2.0 Mono
English: Auro-3D 13.1, Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 Surround,
DTS 2.0 Stereo, DTS 2.0 Mono
Music and effects: DTS-HD 7.1
Image: 4K (3840 x 2160 Pixels)
Subtitling: Main movie: German for the hearing impaired, German, English
Reconsidering Batman Returns As Arguably The Best Of The Original Four Film Anthology;
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
The Brothers Grimsby Debuting on Digital May 24 and on Blu-ray & DVD June 21
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“I loved Grimsby…his funniest film in a decade.”~ Darren Franich, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY
“Sacha Baron Cohen’s best since Borat!” ~ Pete Hammond, DEADLINE.COM
WARNING! BOUNDARY PUSHING EXTRAS
THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY
Available to Pre-Order Now
Debuting on Digital May 24
On Blu-ray™ & DVD June 21
A Full Load of Content Including Hilarious Outtakes, a Blooper Reel,
Deleted & Extended Scenes and More!
CULVER CITY, Calif. (Apr. 26, 2016) –From the man who brought you Borat comes the outrageous comedy you have to see to believe, THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY, debuting on digital May 24 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 21 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Nobby, a dimwitted English football hooligan who teams up with his super spy brother to thwart a global terrorist attack. Cohen is joined by an all-star cast, including Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Penelope Cruz (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides), Rebel Wilson (Pitch Perfect), Isla Fisher (Now You See Me) and Gabourey Sidibe (“Empire”).
THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY Blu-ray, DVD and digital formats are loaded with boundary pushing bonus content, including “The Making of The Brothers Grimsby,” where viewers get a sidesplitting look at how the film was brought to life; and “Line-O-Rama: Hilarious Outtakes”, which showcases the comic improvisation skills of the cast. The Blu-ray and digital formats include even more outrageous content, with deleted and extended scenes, a blooper reel, and the wild featurette “The Elephant in the Room,” which explores how the filmmakers created one of the most talked about scenes in the film.
Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), a sweet but dimwitted English football hooligan, has everything a man from the poor fishing town of Grimsby could want, including nine children and the most attractive girlfriend in Northern England (Rebel Wilson). There’s only one thing missing: his little brother, Sebastian (Mark Strong), who Nobby has spent 28 years searching for after they were separated as kids. Nobby sets off to reunite with Sebastian, unaware that not only is his brother MI6’s deadliest assassin, but he’s just uncovered plans for an imminent global terrorist attack. On the run and wrongfully accused, Sebastian realizes that if he is going to save the world, he will need the help of its biggest idiot.
Directed by Louis Leterrier from a story by Sacha Baron Cohen & Phil Johnson and a screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Phil Johnson & Peter Baynham, THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY is produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, Nira Park, Peter Baynham, Ant Hines and Todd Schulman, with Louise Rosner Meyer, Phil Johnston, James Biddle, Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Adam McKay, Bruce Berman, Greg Basser and Ben Waisbren serving as executive producers.
Blu-ray & Digital Extras Include:
§ Two Featurettes:
o “The Making of The Brothers Grimsby”
o “The Elephant in the Room”
§ Line-O-Rama: Hilarious Outtakes
§ Blooper Reel
§ Deleted & Extended Scenes
DVD Extras Include:
§ “The Making of The Brothers Grimsby” Featurette
§ Line-O-Rama: Hilarious Outtakes
The Brothers Grimsby has a run time of approximately 83 minutes and is rated R for strong crude sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, language, and some drug use.