Monday, June 24, 2024

Martin Scorsese’s Bringing Out The Dead to arrive on 4K Ultra HD™ and Blu-ray™ on September 17, 2024.

 

Director Martin Scorsese’s gripping and fiery masterpiece BRINGING OUT THE DEAD celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and Paramount Home Entertainment is marking the occasion by releasing the newly remastered film for the first time ever on both 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray on September 17, 2024.

 

Hailed as “an ecstatic sensory experience” (San Francisco Examiner), “intense, volatile” (New York Times), and “savage and sorrowing” (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), BRINGING OUT THE DEAD debuted on October 22, 1999 and marked the fourth collaboration between Scorsese and screenwriter Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull).  Nicolas Cage gives a riveting performance as a Manhattan paramedic barely clinging to sanity over the course of three chaotic nights.  The film also stars Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, and Tom Sizemore.

 

Newly remastered from the original camera negative, this exceptional new release was reviewed by Scorsese, cinematographer Robert Richardson, and editor Thelma Schoonmaker.  Arriving as part of the Paramount Presents line, BRINGING OUT THE DEAD is presented in a must-own two-disc set that includes the film on 4K Ultra HD with Dolby Atmos® and on Blu-ray, along with a wealth of new bonus content, including new interviews with Scorsese, Cage, Schrader, and Richardson, plus archival on-set interviews with Patricia Arquette, John Goodman, Ving Rhames, Tom Sizemore, and Marc Anthony.  The release also includes access to a Digital copy of the film.  New and legacy bonus content included on the Blu-ray Disc is detailed below.

 

NEW Bonus Content:

FILMMAKER FOCUS – MARTIN SCORSESE ON BRINGING OUT THE DEAD 

Visionary filmmaker Martin Scorsese shares stories behind the production, touching on casting, shooting in New York City, and the music and art that inspired his approach. 

  

A RUMINATION ON SALVATION – NICOLAS CAGE ON BRINGING OUT THE DEAD 

Academy Award® winner* Nicolas Cage relates tales of wild nights in New York City, his cerebral approach to his character, and his time with Scorsese prior to shooting. 

  

CEMETERY STREETS – SCREENWRITER PAUL SCHRADER ON BRINGING OUT THE DEAD 

Legendary screenwriter Paul Schrader talks about adapting author Joe Connelly’s novel, how traveling with real paramedics informed his writing, and his creative partnership with Scorsese. 

  

CITY OF GHOSTS – CINEMATOGRAPHER ROBERT RICHARDSON ON BRINGING OUT THE DEAD 

Frequent Scorsese collaborator and Academy Award® winning** cinematographer Robert Richardson opens up about shooting Bringing Out the Dead and how the film personally resonated with him.

  

ON SET WITH PATRICIA ARQUETTE 

Actress Patricia Arquette reflects on working with Nicolas Cage, the creative openness of director Martin Scorsese, and how her own background allowed for a personal understanding of her character. 

  

ON SET WITH JOHN GOODMAN 

Actor John Goodman talks about the intensity of portraying a paramedic, working with Nicolas Cage, and the honor of appearing in a Martin Scorsese film. 

  

ON SET WITH VING RHAMES 

Actor Ving Rhames shares how Martin Scorsese’s New York City differs from his personal experience and how his character relates to Nicolas Cage’s character. 

  

ON SET WITH TOM SIZEMORE 

Actor Tom Sizemore celebrates the opportunity to appear in Bringing Out the Dead and reflects on how life is full of surprises. 

  

ON SET WITH MARC ANTHONY 

Actor Marc Anthony shares how he turned witnessing real-life hardship on the streets of New York City into an unforgettable performance. 

 

Legacy Bonus Content

EXCLUSIVE CAST AND CREW INTERVIEWS

THEATRICAL TRAILERS

 

 

Synopsis

Nicolas Cage is Frank Pierce, a paramedic on the brink of madness. Patricia Arquette is the daughter of a man Frank tried to save. Together, they’ll need to confront the ghosts of the past to discover redemption among the living. The powerhouse supporting cast includes John Goodman, Ving Rhames, and Tom Sizemore.

 

BRINGING OUT THE DEAD is rated R for gritty violent content, drug use, and language

 

 

*1996, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas

**1992, Best Cinematography, JFK; 2005, Best Achievement in Cinematography, The Aviator; 2012, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Hugo

Friday, June 21, 2024

Eugene Levy, Zach Galifianakis and Eva Longoria as Charles, Oliver and Mabel in "Only Murders in the Building" Season Four.

 

NEW TRIO ALERT:
Eugene Levy, Zach Galifianakis and Eva Longoria as Charles, Oliver and Mabel in
"Only Murders in the Building" Season Four


In the upcoming season of "Only Murders in the Building," our trio’s investigation leads them all the way to Los Angeles where a Hollywood studio is readying a film about the Only Murders podcast featuring Eugene Levy, Zach Galifianakis and Eva Longoria (playing themselves) in the roles of Charles, Oliver and Mabel. Check out a new BTS photo of both trios here!

Season four of "Only Murders in the Building" premieres on Hulu on August 27, with new episodes weekly! 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Max Releases The Official Second Teaser For THE PENGUIN, Starring Colin Farrell.

 

Max Releases The Official Second Teaser For THE PENGUIN, Starring Colin Farrell
The New Series From Warner Bros. Television And DC Studios Debuts This September On Max
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  • Max has released an official second teaser and tease art for THE PENGUIN, from Warner Bros. Television and DC Studios, debuting this September. Starring Colin Farrell as Oz Cobb (aka “The Penguin”), the eight-episode DC Studios limited series continues filmmaker Matt Reeves' The Batman epic crime saga that began with Warner Bros. Pictures’ global blockbuster “The Batman.” Developed by showrunner Lauren LeFranc, the series centers on the character played by Farrell in the film.
     
  • Cast: Colin Farrell (Oz Cobb), Cristin Milioti (Sofia Falcone), Rhenzy Feliz (Victor Aguilar), Michael Kelly (Johnny Viti), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Nadia Maroni), Deirdre O’Connell (Francis Cobb), Clancy Brown (Salvatore Maroni), James Madio (Milos Grapa), Scott Cohen (Luca Falcone), Michael Zegen (Alberto Falcone), Carmen Ejogo (Eve Karlo), Theo Rossi (Dr. Julian Rush).
     
  • Credits: The series is executive produced by Matt Reeves, Dylan Clark, Colin Farrell, Lauren LeFranc, who writes and serves as showrunner, Craig Zobel, who directs the first three episodes, and Bill Carraro. Based on characters created for DC by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, THE PENGUIN is produced by Reeves’ 6th & Idaho Productions and Dylan Clark Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, where Reeves and 6th & Idaho are under an overall deal. Daniel Pipski also serves as executive producer.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

HBO Original Drama Series A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS Begins Production.

 

Image Courtesy of Steffan Hill/HBO


  • Production has commenced on the HBO Original drama series A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS in Belfast, Ireland. The series is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s novella “The Hedge Knight.”
     
  • Logline: A century before the events of “Game of Thrones,” two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros… a young, na├»ve but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his diminutive squire, Egg. Set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory, great destinies, powerful foes, and dangerous exploits all await these improbable and incomparable friends.
     
  • Newly Announced Cast: Finn Bennett as Aerion Targaryen, Bertie Carvel as Baelor Targaryen, Tanzyn Crawford as Tanselle,Daniel Ings as Ser Lyonel Baratheon and Sam Spruell as Maekar Targaryen join the cast of A KNIGHT OF THE SEVEN KINGDOMS, from George R. R. Martin and Ira Parker, alongside previously announced cast members Peter Claffey and Dexter Sol Ansell.
     
  • Sarah Adina Smith (“Lessons In Chemistry,” “Hanna,” “Buster’s Mal Heart”) has joined to direct three of the six episodes. Previously announced director and executive producer Owen Harris will also direct three episodes.
     
  • Credits: Written and executive produced by George R.R. Martin and Ira Parker. Executive produced by Ryan Condal, Vince Gerardis, Owen Harris, and Sarah Bradshaw.

Monday, June 17, 2024

IF arrives to buy or rent on Digital June 18, 2024 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film will debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on August 13.


 Experience writer/director John Krasinski’s “heartwarming” (Joey Paur, GeekTyrant) and “hilarious” (Tessa Smith, Mama’s Geeky) original adventure IF when it arrives to buy or rent on Digital June 18, 2024 from Paramount Home Entertainment.  The film will debut on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, and DVD on August 13.

 

The perfect movie to enjoy with the whole family, IFreceived an A CinemaScore and 88% Fresh Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes®.   The film stars Cailey Fleming, Ryan Reynolds, Krasinski, and Fiona Shaw along with a cavalcade of top-tier voice talent, including Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell, who bring a delightful array of imaginary friends to life.

 

Fans who purchase the film on Digital*, 4K Ultra HD, or Blu-ray will have access to over 40 minutes of behind-the-scenes bonus content to explore the whimsical world of imaginary friends.  See how each IF came to life, hear how filmmakers made the imaginary feel real, go on location in New York from Brooklyn Heights to Coney Island, and don't miss the hysterical gag reel!

 

Bonus content is detailed below:

 

  • The Imagination Behind IF—Hear from writer and director John Krasinski plus the cast and crew as they dive deeper into the process of bringing their imagination to life on screen.

 

  • Imagining Imaginary Friends— Take a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of each imaginary friend.

 

  • Giving IFs a Voice— Meet the all-star cast responsible for voicing each character. Hear from Steve Carrell, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and more!

 

  • Blending The Real and the Imaginary Join John Krasinski as he incorporates a practical filmmaking approach to make the imaginary feel real.

 

  • Tina Turner Forever!— Experience the reimagining of the iconic 80s Tina Turner music video as John Krasinski recreates this legendary sequence with the IFs.

 

  • The Imaginative World of IF— From Brooklyn Heights to Coney Island, go behind-the-scenes with the cast and crew and experience the magic of New York City like never before.

 

  • Gag Reel— You won’t have to imagine the hilarious antics on set once you check out this gag reel!

 

  • Learn to Draw Blue from IF— Learn to draw the loveable and cuddly "Blue" in this fun, interactive tutorial.

 

Synopsis

Starring Cailey Fleming, Ryan Reynolds, and John Krasinski, IF is a heartwarming and hilarious tale about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends, known as IFs. She embarks on a magical journey to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids, before they disappear. An adventure you'll need to believe to see, IF is perfect for the whole family. Written and directed by John Krasinski, the film also features a stellar voice cast including Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Steve Carell.

 

IF is rated PG for thematic elements and mild language.

 

PARAMOUNT PICTURES Presents

SUNDAY NIGHT / MAXIMUM EFFORT Production A Film by JOHN KRASINSKI “IF”

CAILEY FLEMING RYAN REYNOLDS JOHN KRASINSKI FIONA SHAW

PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE LOUIS GOSSETT JR. and STEVE CARELL

Music by MICHAEL GIACCHINO Costume Designer JENNY EAGAN

Edited by CHRISTOPHER ROUSE, ACE ANDY CANNY

Production Designer JESS GONCHOR Director of Photography JANUSZ KAMINSKI

Executive Producers JOHN J. KELLY GEORGE DEWEY

Produced by ALLYSON SEEGER, p.g.a. JOHN KRASINSKI, p.g.a. ANDREW FORM, p.g.a. RYAN REYNOLDS

Written and Directed by JOHN KRASINSKI

Thursday, June 13, 2024

HBO Renews HOUSE OF THE DRAGON For A Third Season

 

HBO Renews HOUSE OF THE DRAGON For A Third Season
  • The HBO Original drama series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON has been renewed for a third season, ahead of the launch of the second season debuting SUNDAY, JUNE 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and streaming on 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.
     
  • Season two cast: Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Matthew Needham, Sonoya Mizuno, Tom Glynn-Carney, Ewan Mitchell, Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban and Jefferson Hall.  Additional season two cast: Abubakar Salim, Gayle Rankin, Freddie Fox, Simon Russell Beale, Clinton Liberty, Jamie Kenna, Kieran Bew, Tom Bennett, Tom Taylor, and Vincent Regan.
     
  • Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films quote: “George, Ryan, and the rest of our incredible executive producers, cast, and crew, have reached new heights with the phenomenal second season of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. We are in awe of the dragon-sized effort the entire team has put into the creation of a spectacular season two, with a scope and scale that is only rivaled by its heart. We could not be more thrilled to continue the story of House Targaryen and watch this team burn bright again for season three.”
     
  • HOUSE OF THE DRAGON season two has already captured acclaim from critics for its “breathlessly exciting and gripping tale” (TheWrap) that “really is a return to Thrones' golden age” (GQ). Esquire has deemed the second season “the biggest show of the summer,” while TV Guide has hailed the series as “the grandest TV available,” and Collider declared it as “the best fantasy television show of the decade.” 
     
  • Season two credits: Co-Creator/Executive Producer, George R.R. Martin; Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer, Ryan Condal; Executive Producers Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere, Vince Gerardis. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood.”