Friday, March 30, 2018

MIGHTY GROUND ’ Debut of Delila Vallot’s Powerful Homeless Crisis Documentary Set for April 10!

Intimate and Moving Real-World Story of Hope and Inspiration…

Showcasing the Story of Singer-Songwriter Ronald Troy Collins


Debut of Delila Vallot’s Powerful Homeless Crisis Documentary
Set for April 10!

US Theatrical Dates in Partnership with HomeAid America; 
Sponsored by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch

- DVD and Digital Release in Tandem with Premiere of EP Soundtrack -


Los Angeles, Calif., — March, 2018 — Indie film leader Random Media announces the debut of director Delila Vallot’s intimate and moving documentary MIGHTY GROUND, on DVD and digital platforms, April 10, 2018.   A real-world story of hope and inspiration that debuted to acclaim at the 2017 Los Angeles Film Festival, MIGHTY GROUND showcases the story of homeless LA singer Ronald Troy Collins, whose gift of music touches the lives of all those around him on his rocky road to redemption. 

MIGHTY GROUND’s national debut coincides with an ongoing series of US theatrical screenings, many of which feature musical performances by Collins.  Sponsored by Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, in partnership with leading national non-profit provider of housing for today's homeless, HomeAid America, the film continues to play to acclaim at festivals across the US and theatrically in markets including 
Los Angeles, San Diego, Denver, Austin, Portland, San Jose and Orange County, California. (Information about the ongoing tour can be found at

The DVD/digital and theatrical film releases will also launch the debut of MIGHTY GROUND’s EP soundtrack (of the same name) which features three contemporary soul tracks that were recorded and are the product of the narrative of the intimate and inspiring film.   It can be pre-order at:

Logline: Moving documentary following the journey of a gifted, but homeless, singer living on the streets of LA Skid Row who is a living example of redemption and what it means to transform oneself from rock bottom.

More About the Film:

There are more than 57,000 homeless people in Los Angeles. MIGHTY GROUNDis the story of one of them. In MIGHTY GROUND, Ronald Troy Collins makes his way through the days by singing to people on the streets of downtown Los Angeles. As with most of the homeless, Collins is nearly invisible to the majority of passers-by, with all but a few refusing to even acknowledge his presence. But those who stop to listen find themselves captivated by the depth of his prophetic voice, and by the mystical songs he composes on the spot and directs at the listener’s soul. 

Enchanted, these listeners find themselves making a deep and unfathomable connection with Ronald that crosses racial and economic lines. Recognizing that they need to hear his song as much as he needs to sing it to them, they stay. This is exactly what happened to producer Aimee Schoof and music supervisor William Dane in January of 2016. What began as a random encounter on a downtown LA street quickly turned into a tale of vitality, heartbreak and ultimately, redemption for all involved

Picking up where the homeless as mere statistics drop off, Mighty Groundcaptures those auspicious moments when the people Collins has sung into his life collectively support and pray for his transformation, but the weight of his addiction threatens to derail his chances for redemption and recovery

Wednesday, March 28, 2018




Take a historical journey through fifty years of influential female characters, human and ape, with this comprehensive timeline.

Trailer: The Handmaid's Tale

Today Hulu released the full length trailer for the second season of The Handmaid’s Tale. The first two episodes of the 13-episode season launch on Wednesday, April 25th.





The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.


The Handmaid’s Tale comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller and executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, Ilene Chaiken, and Elisabeth Moss. MGM serves as the international distributor for the series. 


The series stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel. Guest stars this season include Marisa Tomei, Cherry Jones, Bradley Whitford, and Clea DuVall.



Tuesday, March 27, 2018

John Lennon Limited Edition 1:6 Scale Figure Announced

JOHN LENNON Limited Edition 1:6 Scale Figure Announced

Molecule 8, Under License With Epic Rights and Yoko Ono Lennon,
Announce The Launch Of A JOHN LENNON Line Of Figurines
Legendary songwriter, international icon of peace, renaissance man - John Lennon's legacy lives on through his artistic and humanitarian accomplishments.

Complete with finely tailored iconic outfit options, this impressive 1:6 scale recreation memorializes Lennon from the era of "Imagine," his revolutionary anthem for peace and unity.

As passionate and visionary artists, Molecule 8 is setting new standards in craftsmanship with its commitment to life-like imagery and the highest quality production. The company will incorporate the singer-songwriter's likeness in a global, limited edition collectible figure represented in sixth scale (12 inches). The figure will be available in April 2018 (pre-order HERE).

"The John Lennon Molecule 8 figures highlight a delicate balance of creativity, quality and artistry," said Lisa Streff, EVP of Global Licensing at Epic Rights. "The team at Molecule 8 are well known for creating figures of the highest quality that are eagerly sought by collectors and fans."

"We are honoured to have been approved by Yoko Ono and Epic Rights to develop a line of distinct premium collectibles under the John Lennon brand," said Vijay Chadha, CEO of Molecule 8. "In addition to the sixth scale figure of Mr. Lennon, our team is developing a unique assortment of pieces that will speak to the genius, character, and passions that defined John Lennon, both as an artist and as a man." 

Features and Specs
  • Custom designed John Lennon body
  • Utilizes Stainless Steel Mark I: LITE Endoskeleton
  • Two (2) interchangeable head sculpts
  • Singing and resting facial expressions
  • Interchangeable hands for various gestures
  • Classic yellow-tinted glasses
  • Round style glasses
  • Three (3) "Imagine" era outfit options
  • Trademark cowboy boots from the "Imagine" era
  • Custom engineered figure stand
  • The first 1,000 are sequentially numbered

Thursday, March 22, 2018

THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: Season Two comes to Blu-ray & DVD May 15th

“Television’s best fantasy series”

-- Forbes





Blu-ray or DVD Set Includes All 10 Episodes Plus Behind-the-Scenes Extras


Street Date: 5/15/18



Season Two finds the Four Lands in chaos. The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil Ohmsford, scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eritrea, has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight. After reuniting with Eretria, Wil and Mareth seek out Allanon, only to learn that the Druid’s former protégé, Bandon, is on a mission to resurrect a creature of darkest evil: The Warlock Lord. Together, our heroes must band together to take down The Crimson and prevent Bandon from unleashing an even greater threat upon the Four Lands…before it’s too late.


The three-disc Blu-ray or DVD set includes all 10 episodes from the second season as well behind-the-scenes featurettes on the characters, actors and more.

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TBS PROGRAMMING ALERT: Week of April 9, 2018

Week of April 9, 2018

American Dad!

"The Never-Ending Stories" 
Monday, April 9, 2018 -- 10pm ET/PT
Stan finds an outlet for his boring stories while teaching young CIA cadets. Klaus becomes a hype man for a rapper.

Final Space

"Chapter Six"
Monday, April 9, 2018 -- 10:30pm ET/PT

Gary and Avocato go on a mission to save Avocato’s son, Little Cato, from the Lord Commander’s Prison Planet.

The Last O.G.

"Bobo Beans"
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 -- 10:30pm ET/PT
After getting turned down for a job at a high-end restaurant, Tray stumbles into a position at a chain coffee shop. The twist – it’s owned by Wavy, the drug dealer that Tray took the fall for.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking DVD Review

Featuring an All-Star lineup of cast members from The Walking Dead who reprised their characters to voice their stop motion counterparts, The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking program is arguably one of the hit Adult Swim comedy series' most ambitious undertakings. With the support of the series producer Scott M. Gimple and the graphic novel's creator Robert Kirkman, both of whom participated in the creation of this TV special as well as with the blessings of AMC, the creative forces behind both shows came together along with series stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Sarah Wayne Callies and Talking Dead Host Chris Hardwick lend their creative talents along with series stars Breckin Meyer and Seth Green.

The results are for the most part very successful though comedy like this is subjective and may appeal more to others, but not everyone. This is the nature of anything creative, but writing comedy is arguably the hardest genre to produce precisely because of the polarizing nature of comedy in general,  I think if you are a fan of the other specials or Robot Chicken in general then you should enjoy it though laughter is not guarenteed. 

The 22-minute special covers more or less the first eight seasons with some standout skits being the Welcome To Terminus song, featuring Daniel Radcliffe and Do The Negan as sung by Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Michael Rooker also sings a bit for the show and these songs will be released as part of a digital soundtrack on Friday, March 23, 2018 on i'Tunes, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify, Tidal, Pandora, and other platforms.

The program on DVD is presented in a clean 16 by 9 enhanced (1.78:1) aspect ration with a clear English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Soundtrack and English Subtitkes for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired encoded as an option.

Bonus features include two audio commentary tracks, one of which features Gimple and Kirkman participating, a behind-the-scenes featurette (7:28), eight deleted sketches that mostly never made it beyond the storyboard process, some behind-the-scenes walker pranks done to crew members interviewed for this home video release and more.

The interactive menus are well rendered with sound bytes from the special and are easy to navigate. A Blu-ray edition will also be released, but sold separately. 

Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who's Walking will debut on DVD on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at retailers on and offline courtesy of Warner Brothers.

(C) Copyright 2018 By Mark A. Rivera
All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


“‘South Park’ still packs a punch”






Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: 6/5/18



Come on down to South Park with all-new, uncensored episodes from the show’s incredible 21st season!  Join Cartman, Kenny, Stan, and Kyle as they take on the opioid epidemic, experiment with water bears, dig into the underbelly of social media, and go to war with Canada.


Own all 10 episodes from the latest season on either Blu-ray or DVD.  Each two-disc set also includes mini-commentaries by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.  The Blu-ray set additionally includes #SocialCommentary on all episodes. 

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MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY COLLECTION” will be available onMarch 27, 2018 ($19.99 SRP).

“MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY COLLECTION” will be available onMarch 27, 2018 ($19.99 SRP). The four-disc collection has a total run time of 928 minutes. Episodes of the program are also available for digital download. 


Through his popular daily TV visits, generations of young children have grown up with the kind and gentle Mister Rogers, who created a calm and safe place that welcomed all to his neighborhood. With real-life guests, adventurous field trips and charming make-believe segments, the iconic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood encouraged kids ages 2-5 to learn about themselves and the world around them, speaking directly to the series’ young audience with his unique one-to-one affirmation of their self-worth. Celebrity guest stars have included: Tony Bennett, Julia Child, Margaret Hamilton, Michael Keaton, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis, Rita Moreno, and Bill Nye. 

Episodes featured on the DVD include:

Helping Children Know What to Expect at School

Creating with Friends is Different than Playing Alone

Play is the Work of Childhood

Respecting All Living Creatures

Opera Day

Ups and Downs of Friendship

Learning about Rules and Limits

Appreciating the People Who Came Before

Food and Love Go Hand in Hand

Music As a Way to Express Feelings

Families Come in Different Shapes and Sizes

Celebrating Big and Little Things

Lots of Different Things for Play and Pretending

Each Person is Unique – Yet We All Have Much in Common

Being Kind to Ourselves and Others

Nobody Knows What You’re Thinking Unless You Tell Them

Games Can Be Fun, But Not If You’re Left Out

Recycling and Other Ways to care for Our Planet

Learning to Take Care of Yourself

Trying on Different Roles

We All Have Art Inside of Us

Understanding Concepts of Up and Down

The Strength of Love – Even Through Angry Times

Appreciating our Uniqueness

Some Things Change…Some Things Stay the Same

Needing Help and Giving Help

Feeling Good About Who We Are

Encouraging Generosity and Gratitude

Strengths and Limitations, Abilities and Disabilities    
Wondering and Asking Questions

Enjoying Books and Recognizing Symbols

Valuing All Kinds of Art

About The Fred Rogers Company
The Company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers, and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company’s highly-rated, award-winning children’s series include Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodPeg + Catand Odd Squad. For more information, visit or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Friday, March 16, 2018

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"Avengers: Infinity War" Tickets Now On Sale on Fandango




LOS ANGELES – MARCH 16, 2018 – Advance tickets on Fandango are now on sale for the year’s most anticipated movie, Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” only in theaters on April 27.  The new trailer can be found here.

In a Fandango survey of over 8,000 film fans, the majority of moviegoers picked “Infinity War” as the most anticipated movie of 2018.


With every Fandango VIP purchase of “Infinity War” tickets, Fandango FanShop is offering a complimentary "Infinity War" poster by popular artist Kaz Oomori, while supplies last. Fans have the option to choose one of five exclusive posters featuring Black Panther, Okoye, Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Hulk, Black Widow, Guardians of the Galaxy and many others.


“’Avengers: Infinity War’ represents the culmination of a story that first began with 2008’s ‘Iron Man,’” says Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis.  “Moviegoers have been waiting ten years to see all of their favorite Marvel Studios characters together in one movie, and the promise of epic battles, dazzling effects and revealing moments makes it the most anticipated movie of the year.”

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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New York, NY – March 15, 2018 – Turbine Media Group in association with director John Landis present John Landis' long out-of-print first feature film, the cult comedy SCHLOCK, in its Blu-ray world premiere in an exclusive dual-format mediabook Blu-ray/DVD worldwide-playable combo set limited to 2000 copies, releasing April 27th, 2018

A love stronger, and stranger, than King Kong and Fay Wray! The long-slumbering banana monster Schlock wakes up after 20 million years and escapes from his cave, befriending a blind girl who thinks he's a dog, and causes mass panic in the small town with a shocking bloody massacre setting the scene. Schlock tries to escape but the military is fast approaching…

This low-budget prelude to Landis' brilliant career which includes ANIMAL HOUSE, THE BLUES BROTHERS, and AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, SCHLOCK is an ingenious monster comedy filled with wild movie references and absurd gags, with the then 22-year-old filmmaker paying respect to some of his favorite films like KING KONG, 2001, THE BLOB, and FRANKENSTEIN. SHLOCK is also the beginning of Landis' partnership with makeup artist extraordinaire  Rick Baker, and early feature from the gifted artist

Now being released for the first time ever in high-definition from Turbine Media Group, this exclusive limited 2000-copy Blu-ray/DVD combo mediabook edition contains the main feature in full HD sourced from an all-new, detailed 4K frame-by-frame restoration on Region Code–Free Blu-ray for worldwide playback, and an NTSC SD 4:3 full-frame open-matte DVD version, just like in the good old days of VHS. The mediabook packaging features original artwork and a bound-in, fully illustrated booklet with rare pictures and new writing on the film in German and English. 


-       Exclusive new introduction by creator John Landis 
-       Exclusive newly shot interview with John Landis (approx. 41 min.) 
-       Vintage audio commentary by John Landis & Monster Maker Rick Baker (from the 2001 Anchor Bay DVD)
-       Trailers from Hell clip: John Landis on SCHLOCK
-       Original trailers (theatrical release, re-release, "Banana Monster" title, the original German 35mm trailer, and a new transfer of the German version) 
-       Original 1970s radio spots 
-       Bilingual edition: menus and booklet in English and German

Running time: approx. 79 minutes / Color 
Audio: English & German - DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 (mono)
Video: Blu-ray: 1.78:1 (1080p, 23.976fps)
   DVD: 4:3 (720x480p, 29,97 fps)
Subtitles: English and German
Region code: Blu-ray (ABC Region Free) and NTSC DVD (Code 0) 
Schlock - Blu-ray Edition

Schlock - Movie Trailer

Available for worldwide shipping through rakete-shop:

ISLE OF DOGS | New Piece From Wes Anderson

ISLE OF DOGS opens in limited theaters on: Friday, March 23rd 2018
(Austin, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington D.C.) Expanding on Wednesday, March 28th  2018 and In theaters nationwide Friday, April 6th

ISLE OF DOGS tells the story of ATARI KOBAYASHI, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture.

Cast Interviews 

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Koyu Rankin, Edward Norton, Bob Balaban, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunicki Nomura, Akira Takayama, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, F. Murray Abraham, Yoko Ono, Tilda Swinton, Ken Watanabe, Mari Katsuki, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Liev Schreiber, Courtney B. Vance
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Screenplay by: Wes Anderson
Genre: Comedy
Distributor: Fox Searchlight

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Rest In Peace Doctor Stephen Hawking.

Alexis Bledel in The Handmaid's Tale Season Two

Alexis Bledel Character Description:

EMILY, a college professor who was a mother married to another woman before the war, has endured horrific punishment as Offred's Handmaid companion Ofglen. Cynical and hell-bent on revenge, she still treats the victims of Gilead with tenderness and compassion. 


Season Two Synopsis: 

The Emmy-winning drama series returns with a second season shaped by Offred’s pregnancy and her ongoing fight to free her future child from the dystopian horrors of Gilead. “Gilead is within you” is a favorite saying of Aunt Lydia. In Season Two, Offred and all our characters will fight against – or succumb to – this dark truth.


The Handmaid’s Tale stars Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd, Max Minghella, Madeline Brewer, O-T Fagbenle and Amanda Brugel.


The Handmaid's Tale comes to Hulu from MGM Television and is created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller. Executive produced by Warren Littlefield, Elisabeth Moss, Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears, and Ilene Chaiken. MGM serves as the international distributor for the series. 


The Handmaid’s Tale will launch on Hulu on April 25th with two episodes, and continue thereafter with one episode a week for a total of thirteen episodes. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

The Force Is Strong With This One.

Congratulations Mark Hamill and thank you for everything you've done and given us. I identified with Luke Skywalker growing up and watching him overcome his challenges helped me to overcome mine. May The Force Be With You. Always.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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An Evening with Al Pacino: New York premiere of WILDE SALOMÉ & SALOMÉ March 28 (+ Pacino in person for SEA OF LOVE & REVOLUTION!)

An Evening With Al Pacino: 
Wilde Salomé & Salomé

Wed March 28, 6.45pm

Join us for the New York premiere of Al Pacino's documentary-drama Wilde Salomé and its companion piece Salomé followed by an hour-long conversation with Pacino on March 28

Plus filmmakers Harold Becker and Hugh Hudson join Pacino for screenings of Sea of Loveand Revolution on March 29

New York's first Al Pacino retrospective, Pacino's Way, starts March 14!

An Evening with Al Pacino:
Salomé & Salomé

Wed March 28, 6.45pm 

Premiere double feature followed by an hour-long conversation with Al Pacino

Al Pacino, 2011/2013, U.S., 88m/81m, DCP
Banned from public performance in the UK for 40 years, Oscar Wilde’s wildly controversial 1891 one-act play Saloméhas been a long-standing obsession for Al Pacino. After holding a reading in 2003, Pacino brought the play to the stage in 2006 (with a cast including then-newcomer Jessica Chastain in the title role and Pacino himself as King Herod) and shot this electrifying film version. Wilde Salomé goes behind the scenes and explores the actor/director’s ongoing fascination with the play and its author. Together, these two films—screening here in their first-ever NYC engagements—create a fascinating diptych and provide a window into the artistic mind and process of one of our greatest performers.

Exclusive New York engagement

Sea of Love

Thurs March 29, 6.30pm — With Al Pacino and Harold Becker in person

Harold Becker, 1989, U.S., 113m, 35mm
A more romantic variant of the “intimate jeopardy” subgenre in which the titular song by Phil Phillips with the Twilights serves as a killer’s calling card while setting the tone for lonesome cop Pacino’s unprofessional involvement with prime suspect Ellen Barkin. As he covertly investigates whether she’s behind a series of lonely-hearts murders, the actors’ chemistry is to die for.


Thurs March 29, 9.00pm — With Al Pacino and Hugh Hudson in person

Hugh Hudson, 1985, UK, 115m, DCP
An English armada heads for NYC to quash an uprising—but as the date is July 4th, 1776, things will not go precisely as planned. Swept up in the turbulent events are apolitical trapper Pacino (whose son and boat are pressed into service for the UK by odious Donald Sutherland) and society daughter-turned-freedom fighter Nastassja Kinski. The eclectic cast includes Steven Berkoff, Joan Plowright, Richard O’Brien (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), and Annie Lennox.

We are screening the director’s cut finessed by Hudson with new narration recorded by Pacino in 2009.

An Evening With Al Pacino: 
Wilde Salomé & Salomé