Thursday, June 23, 2022

Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe Streaming Animated Feature Film Review

Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe is Mike Judge’s return to the two characters, who first made their appearance on MTV’s Liquid Television in animated shorts and then became a pop culture phenomenon with an animated series as well as a feature film entitled Beavis and Butthead Do America. The rest as they say is history for both Mike Judge who went on to produce the animated series King of the Hill and feature films like Office Space and Idiocracy. 

The story has Beavis and Butthead blundering their way into NASA space camp where they are mistaken for being naturals to dock the space shuttle with the Russian Space Station and agree to become astronauts because they think they will score with a woman. Of course something goes wrong and our “heroes” end up traveling from 1998 to 2022 where they encounter Siri, the iPhone personal assistant, get a lecture on white privilege and through dumb luck avoid various pitfalls that include the Governor of Texas and a clandestine agency that monitors them because they think they are aliens. 


You know I used to watch Beavis and Butthead in college and I found this animated feature to be nostalgic, but sweet. It did not make me laugh out loud, but it made me smile and left me wishing Judge would bring back the series. Beavis and Butthead Do The Universe is now streaming on Paramount +.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Arrow Films to Release Eric Pennycoff's Festive Horror The Leech in UK, US, IE & Canada Starring Jeremy Gardner, Graham Skipper Rigo Garay & Taylor Gardner Set for Release in December 2022



 London, UK-- Arrow Films has acquired distribution rights in the UK, Ireland, US and Canada for Eric Pennycoff's Christmas horror comedy The Leech, set to have its world premiere at Chattanooga Film Festival on June 23. The UK-based premiere label for cult, art, horror and world cinema is planning a release in December 2022



Father David (Graham SkipperDementia: Part II, Sequence Break), a catholic priest struggling to grow his congregation, encounters a stranger by the name of Terry (Jeremy GardnerBliss, Offseason) asleep one morning after Mass. Terry is without a home after a fight with his girlfriend Lexi (Taylor GardnerSadistic Intentions) and with Christmas less than a week away; David offers him a place to stay for the night. What begins as a simple act of kindness quickly turns complicated as Lexi arrives shortly after with news of being evicted from her house. Unable to turn away this helpless young woman, David allows both her and Terry to stay with him through the holidays on the condition that they open themselves to the healing power of God’s love. Yet the harder David tries to reform the lives of these seemingly innocent strangers, the more he himself falls victim to their toxic ways, leading to the belief that their arrival is in fact, a test from God. Will David pass the test and accept his new houseguests as they are? Or will he set aside the ways of Christ and resort to blood soaked, Old Testament justice?

Writer/director Eric Pennycoff commented: "Working with Arrow Films has been a total dream come true. Having been a fan of theirs since the beginning of my filmmaking career, I cannot think of a better home for The Leech to live on in all its holiday madness. Between the deluxe edition Blu-Ray and its streaming premiere on ARROW, Kevin and his team have truly cemented the film's place among a long-lasting range of great titles. There's a reason Quentin Tarantino said ARROW is the only streamer he's subscribed to."

Director of Content Kevin Lambert at Arrow raved: "We’re thrilled to be bringing The Leech to our territories and platforms, we’re big fans of Eric’s work and we’re sure this latest outing will blow audiences' minds." 

Arrow Films is targeting a December digital release in the UK, US, Canada and Ireland as well as a deluxe collector’s edition Blu-ray in the UK, US, Canada and Ireland as part of its celebrated Arrow Video brand. 

The Leech was produced by Eric Pennycoff, Scott Smith and Adelyn Pennycoff. 

About Arrow Films:

Arrow Films is a leading independent all-rights entertainment company, established in 1991, operating in the UK, Republic of Ireland, U.S.A and Canada. Arrow Films is firmly dedicated to new cinema, developing an enviable theatrical slate of critically acclaimed films which will additionally enjoy a lasting lifespan across all of our ancillary channels, brands and labels, including Arrow Video and Arrow Academy.
Recent acquisitions include Chema Garcia Ibarra’s The Sacred Spirit, Adam Rehmeier’s Dinner In America, Michael Venus’ Sleep and Jill Gevargizian’s The Stylist, all of which have received US and / or UK multi-platform releases as part of Arrow Video’s release strategy for new and contemporary films on the label. Additionally, Arrow Films is widely considered to be the global market leader in the Premium Home Entertainment market, fueled by state-of-the-art in-house film restoration and highly sought-after Blu-ray editions of classic and cult cinema. 

HBO Releases Official Key Art For HOUSE OF THE DRAGON

 


  • The ten-episode HBO Original drama HOUSE OF THE DRAGON debuts SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
     
  • Logline: Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen.
     
  • Starring: Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.
     
  • Additional Cast: Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, Savannah Steyn.
  • Credits: Co-Creator/Executive Producer, George R.R. Martin; Co-Creator/Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer/Writer, Ryan Condal; Co-Showrunner/Executive Producer/Director, Miguel Sapochnik; Executive Producer/Writer, Sara Hess; Executive Producers, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, Ron Schmidt. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood..

CHARACTER DESCRIPTION

House of the Dragon | Character Descriptions

House of the Dragon | Character Descriptions

House of the Dragon | Character Descriptions

HBO

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON

Season 1

STARRING:

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal.  A warm, kind, and decent man, Viserys only wishes to carry forward his grandfather's legacy. But good men do not necessarily make for great kings.

Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, younger brother to King Viserys and heir to the throne. A peerless warrior and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon.  But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.

Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s first-born child, she is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man.

Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake.” Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As “The Sea Snake,” the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world.

Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, a dragonrider and wife to Lord Corlys Velaryon, "The Queen Who Never Was" was passed over as heir to the throne at the Great Council because the realm favored her cousin, Viserys, simply for being male.

Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, of Dornish descent, the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven.  Cole has no claim to land or titles; all he has to his name is his honor and his preternatural skill with a sword.

Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, who came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she can recall.  She could have wilted... but instead she rose to become the most trusted -- and most unlikely -- ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne.

Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower. The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king's brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.

 

ADDITIONAL CAST (in alphabetical order):

Milly Alcock as Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. She's the king’s first-born child, of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man.

Bethany Antonia as Baela Targaryen, eldest daughter of Laena Velaryon and rider of the young dragon Moondancer.

Phoebe Campbell as Rhaena Targaryen, second daughter of Lady Laena and sister to Baela.

Emily Carey as Young Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. Alicent was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.

Harry Collett as Jacaerys Velaryon, eldest son of Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong. 'Breakbones', Harwin is said to be the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms.  Ser Harwin is the eldest son to Master of Laws Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal.

Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon Targaryen, first-born son of King Viserys.

Jefferson Hall as Tyland Lannister, a crafty and calculating politician, twin to Lord Jason Lannister.

Jefferson Hall as Lord Jason Lannister, the Lord of Casterly Rock and twin to Ser Tyland Lannister.

David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos, a voice of reason and trusted advisor to King Viserys.

Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon, younger brother to Coryls Velaryon and commander in the Velaryon navy.

John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon, son of Corlys Velaryon and  Rhaenys Targaryen.

Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling, who has served in the Kingsguard since the days of King Jaehaerys; he is a paragon of chivalry and honor.

Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen, second-born son of Viserys, nephew to Daemon, and half-brother to Rhaenyra.

Theo Nate as Ser Laenor Velaryon, son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.

Matthew Needham as Larys Strong, younger son of Master of Laws Lyonel Strong, brought to court by his father.

Bill Paterson as Lord Lyman Beesbury, Lord of Honeyholt and Master of Coin on King Viserys's small council. 

Phia Saban as Helaena Targaryen, second-born daughter of Viserys, sister to Aegon and Aemond, half-sister to Rhaenyra.

Gavin Spokes as Lord Lyonel Strong, Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.

Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velayron, daughter of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

20TH CENTURY STUDIOS’ “THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE” TO DEBUT JULY 12 ON HULU IN THE U.S., AND COMING SOON TO STAR+ IN LATIN AMERICA AND DISNEY+ UNDER THE STAR BANNER IN ALL OTHER TERRITORIES

BURBANK, Calif. (June 21, 2022) –20th Century Studios’ “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” will debut July 12 on Hulu in the U.S. and coming soon to Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories on:

July 12 in Canada

July 13 in Europe, Middle East, Africa (except Poland)

July 20 in Latin America

The film will also debut on HBO Max in the U.S. on July 12.

Loren Bouchard, the film’s director/screenwriter/producer said, “We’re so happy that the fans have been able to find us and watch us and binge us as much as they want on Hulu. Our fantasy is that we have to send over a new copy of the Bob’s movie to Hulu because their copy gets all worn out from people watching it so much.” 

Labeled “Certified Fresh” by Rotten Tomatoes, “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” has been praised as “hilarious,” (Ross Bonaime, Collider) and “consistently funny and proudly weird” and “one of the most joyful films of the year.” (Brandon Zachary, CBR) 

A full scene from the film featuring the song, “Sunny Side Up Summer,” is now available.

"The Bob's Burgers Movie" is just one of the blockbuster films streaming as part of Hulu's "Get the Big Screen on Your Screen" summer film campaign, which also includes highly anticipated premieres of "The Princess," "Not Okay," "Prey" and many more.

About “The Bob’s Burgers Movie”

“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” is an animated, big-screen, musical comedy-mystery-adventure based on the long-running Emmy®-winning series. The story begins when a ruptured water main creates an enormous sinkhole right in front of Bob's Burgers, blocking the entrance indefinitely and ruining the Belchers’ plans for a successful summer. While Bob and Linda struggle to keep the business afloat, the kids try to solve a mystery that could save their family's restaurant. As the dangers mount, these underdogs help each other find hope and fight to get back behind the counter, where they belong. 

"The Bob's Burger's Movie" showcases voice talent which includes Kristen Schaal, H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy, Zach Galifianakis and Kevin Kline. The film was directed by Loren Bouchard & Bernard Derriman. The screenplay is by Loren Bouchard & Nora Smith. The producers are Loren Bouchard, Nora Smith and Janelle Momary.

The Bob’s Burger Movie (A Major Motion Burger Soundtrack) with music by Loren Bouchard and Nora Smith featuring an original score and three new original songs, is available now on all music streaming platforms HERE

Fans can pre-order the vinyl set to release December 16, 2022, starting today HERE.

Paramount+'s Hit Series "1883" Arrives on Blu-ray™ & DVD August 30, 2022 with Over Two Hours of Bonus Content, Including Never-Before-Seen Featurettes From Academy Award® Nominee Taylor Sheridan, "1883" is the Must-See Origin Story

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Embark on an epic journey west with the Dutton family in Academy Award®nominee Taylor Sheridan’s acclaimed original series “1883, arriving on Blu-ray and DVD August 30, 2022from Paramount Home Entertainment.

            The hit prequel to the Emmy®-nominated series “Yellowstone,” “1883” follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey through the Great Plains. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land – Montana.

The limited series produced by MTV Entertainment Studios and 101 Studios stars Academy Award nominee Sam Elliott, Grammy Award® winner Tim McGraw, Grammy Award winner Faith Hill, Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett, Marc Rissmann, Audie Rick, Eric Nelsen and James Landry H├ębert. 

           “1883” is Paramount+’s most-watched title ever globally and was the biggest new series premiere on cable since 2015 during its sampling event on Paramount Network. 

            The “1883 three-disc Blu-ray and four-disc DVD sets include all 10 episodes, plus over two hours of bonus content including the never-before-seen featurettes “A Land of Peril & Wonder: The Journey of 1883” and “From Cast to Cowboys: Creating the Pioneer Spirit.”  The sets also include additional behind-the-scenes interviews with the cast and crew and more special features as detailed below:

·         A Land of Peril & Wonder: The Journey of 1883

·         From Cast to Cowboys: Creating the Pioneer Spirit

·         1883: The Road West

·         Inside 1883

·         Behind the Story for each episode

“1883” is executive produced by Sheridan, John Linson, Art Linson, David Glasser, Ron Burkle and Bob Yari.  

 

Friday, June 17, 2022

First Look & Catch Up Hulu's "Solar Opposites" Season Three




 First Look & Catch Up

Hulu's "Solar Opposites" Season Three

 

Hello, earthlings - it's been a while! To prepare for the upcoming Solar landing, check out the new catch up video and a first look at season three. The series returns to Hulu on Wednesday, July 13th with eleven episodes.

SYNOPSIS: Co-created by Justin Roiland (“Rick & Morty”) and Mike McMahan (“Rick & Morty”, “Star Trek: Lower Decks”), “Solar Opposites” centers around a team of four aliens who are evenly split on whether Earth is awful or awesome. Korvo (Justin Roiland) and Yumyulack (Sean Giambrone) only see the pollution, crass consumerism, and human frailty while Terry (Thomas Middleditch) and Jesse (Mary Mack) love TV, junk food and fun stuff. In season three, this alien team strives to be less of a team and more of a family team.

 

CAST: Justin Roiland, Thomas Middleditch, Mary Mack, Sean Giambrone.


CREDITS: “Solar Opposites” is executive produced by Justin Roiland, Michael McMahan and Josh Bycel. The series is produced by 20th Television.

 

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ARROW Offers Classic and Cutting Edge Cult Cinema July 2022 Lineup Includes Gothic Horror, Science Fiction & Slimy Sorority Babes July 2022 Seasons: The King Hu Collection, Lovecraftian, Bodies of Water, & Camp Arrow

 


July 1 starts the month with The King Hu Collection, a quartet of films from the library of director/actor King Hu, available on ARROW in the US, UK, Canada and Ireland.
Stories of honourable heroes battling the forces of evil with stunning swordplay and high-flying martial arts that laugh in the faces of physics and gravity, King Hu's work in the 60s and 70s elevated the spectacular martial arts film genre to new technical and artistic heights.
Titles include: The Fate of Lee Kahn, Raining in the Mountain, Legend of the Mountain, Come Drink With Me.

On July 8, demons and monsters reign supreme with a trio of titles pitting hapless humans against beasts out of a nightmare. Enjoy Castle Freak with Barbara Crampton and Jeffrey Combs (US/UK/CA/IRE), Lurking Fear (US/UK/CA/IRE) and The Unnameable (US/CA).

Also on July 8, ARROW invites audiences to Lovecraftian (US/UK/CA/IRE), a season of films found scrawled on a post-it note in the back of a Necronomicon holding open a fire exit at the Miskatonic University. All within are based on or take inspiration from the Rhode Island writer who was christened “Howard Phillips” - but is known across the cosmos by genre lovers as “HP” Lovecraft.
If it’s gothic horror, fantasy and/or science fiction stories that will fill you full of cosmic dread and the sense that ordinary life is but a thin shell over a reality so alien and abstract that merely contemplating it will damage your sanity then you’ve come to the right place!
Titles include: Castle Freak, Lake Michigan Monster, Lurking Fear, Bride of Re-animator.

July 15 is ladies night, with a pair of beauties designed to titillate and terrify. Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama (UK/US/CA/IRE): They are no freshmen in the college of love, and they're about to graduate to madcap mayhem when a sorority prank goes crazy. Out to steal a trophy from a local bowling alley, the kids accidentally unleash The Imp - a sadistic little spirit with a diabolical sense of humor. He creates demons and loves sexy women. He's inviting you to come along and die laughing - just like everybody else.
Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (UK/US/CA/IRE): The U.S. government, eager to protect the nation's avocado supplies, recruits feminist professor Margo Hunt to make contact with the Piranha Women, an all-female tribe who believe men are only good as a source of food.

On July 18, ARROW takes subscribers under the sea with Bodies of Water (UK/US/CA/IRE): a Season of aquatic horror that will give you second thoughts about escaping the summer heat by taking a dip.
Titles include: Island of Death, Lake of Dracula, Dark Water, Blood Tide.

On July 28, pack your bags and head to Camp ARROW (UK/US/CA/IRE), a definitely-safe camping ground for Cult film fans that is 100% is not haunted or stalked by a wronged and possibly hideously deformed former camper or counsellor, where nothing can possibly go wrong. So pitch your tent or pick your bunk in one of our luxury flimsy cabins, kick off your gore-encrusted hiking boots, take a seat around the campfire and hit play on one of our tales of youngsters getting into deadly trouble by bedding down somewhere they shouldn’t - this is most probably not foreshadowing of any kind.
Titles include: The Prey, The Hills Have Eyes, Girls Nite Out, Trapped Alive.

July 28 closes the lineup with a pair of out of this world films that will leave you shaken until August starts. Nightwish (US/CA): Using sensory deprivation techniques, a doctor of parapsychology provokes his students to examine their own deaths in evermore horrifying circumstances. Roles are exchanged and shuffled as reality and fantasy become indistinguishable and each new dreadful death proves more terrifying than the last. Their paranormal explorations lead them to an abandoned mansion in a desolate area that natives call the "Valley of Fear" where years of drinking chemically tainted water have lead to a genetically damaged population and mutant wildlife. Local legends also tell stranger stories of extraterrestrials which the students attempt to explore.
Doctor Mordrid (UK/US/CA/IRE): They are two beings from another dimension; two sorcerers with immeasurable powers. One has sworn to destroy the Earth; the other has vowed to protect it. Bound by hate and a mystical amulet that holds the powers of life and death, the immortal wizards will meet for the last time. Now, their battle takes on majestic proportions as Mordrid and Kabal begin their final conflict...to the death!

Head over to ARROW to start watching now.
Subscriptions are available for $6.99 monthly or $49.99 yearly. 

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ARROW Essentials curates collections based on genre, decades and themes; and ARROW Stories takes a fresh look at the world of film and TV with exclusive documentaries, interviews and video essays diving deeper into the many curated seasons and titles on the platform for a richer and deeper viewing experience.

With a slickly designed and user-friendly interface, and an unparalleled roster of quality content from westerns to giallo to Asian cinema, trailers, Midnight Movies, filmmaker picks and much, much more, ARROW is the place to go for the very best in on-demand entertainment.