This short little animated story is heartwarming and entertaining, yet it is not for everyone. I know it will see some backlash just for being made. I applaud Hulu and writer Daniel Errico for seeing a need for these types gave stories and being a brave knight for making them.
Hollywood is often accused of being part of a ‘liberal media elite’, using its considerable power to promote a liberal political agenda. The idea of a liberal media bias is easy to understand – even if you don’t agree with it – when you’…
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WHO: We want YOU to help protect the Red Carpet at the premiere of OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN.
WHAT: In the film, The White House, code name “Olympus,” is under attack. The President, Vice President and Secretary of Defense are being held hostage, and unless we meet the demands of an extremist radical terrorist group, their lives remain in danger.
A task force of OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN special agents is being recruited to attend the World Premiere and work with our team of skilled professionals to deter any incursions at the event.
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About OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN:
When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the President and avert an even bigger crisis. Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) directs an all-star cast featuring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd and Rick Yune. For more information visit the following media channels:
- Official Website: http://olympusmovie.com/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/
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- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/
WHERE: Hollywood, CA Red Carpet Premiere & Exclusive Screening
WHEN: Monday, March 18 5:00 PM PST
SUNDANCE SELECTS TO RE-RELEASE NANNI MORETTI’S WE HAVE A POPE (HABEMUS PAPAM)
Film Will Head to New York’s Lincoln Plaza and Have Major Digital Release
New York, NY (March 14, 2013) – Sundance Selects announced today that the company is going to re-release director Nanni Moretti’s (Palme d’Or winner THE SON’S ROOM, DEAR DIARY) comedic drama WE HAVE A POPE (HABEMUS PAPAM) beginning next Wednesday at New York’s Lincoln Plaza Cinemas, and nationally on multiple digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Xbox, GooglePlay, Sony Play Station and SundanceNOW. Moretti produced the film with Domenico Procacci (GOMORRAH, QUIET CHAOS) and co-wrote the film with Francesco Piccolo and Federica Pontremoli. He also stars in it alongside veteran actor Michel Piccoli (CONTEMPT, THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE) and Jerzy Stuhr. WE HAVE A POPE (HABEMUS PAPAM) had its premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival in competition.
In WE HAVE A POPE (HABEMUS PAPAM), the newly elected Pope (Piccoli) suffers a panic attack just as he is due to appear on St Peter’s balcony to greet the faithful, who have been patiently awaiting the conclave’s decision. His advisors, unable to convince him he is the right man for the job, seek help from a renowned psychoanalyst and atheist (Moretti). But his fear of the responsibility suddenly thrust upon him is one that he must face on his own.
President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films Jonathan Sehring said, “Recent world events made it irresistible for us to bring back WE HAVE A POPE which mirrors what much of the discussion on the world stage has been over the last few weeks. We’re happy to remind people of Nanni Moretti’s incredible film.”
Sundance Selects is a sister division to IFC Films and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks, Inc.
If you haven’t heard about the seagull or the new Pope you may want to do a quick Google search.
Audiences can relive all the heat and passion in Miramax’s uplifting and iconic dance film, Strictly Ballroom, premiering on Blu-ray Disc this April from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. From acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann (upcoming The Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge!) comes the tale of a maverick dancer who chooses to risk it all by incorporating a new dance partner into a very unusual routine. Nominated for the 1994 Golden Globe® for Best Motion Picture (Comedy/Musical), Strictly Ballroom features a talented indie cast including Paul Mercurio (Exit To Eden), Tara Morice (TV’s “Dance Academy”) and Bill Hunter (Finding Nemo). The Strictly Ballroom Blu-ray Disc is loaded with bonus materials including two featurettes, a design gallery with narration, a deleted scene and an audio commentary with the filmmakers. The Blu-ray Disc will be available on April 30th for the suggested retail price of $14.99.
From Baz Luhrmann – the director of The Great Gatsby and Moulin Rouge! – comes the hilariously funny romantic comedy that will leave you singing, laughing and cheering for more. Experience the magical story of a championship ballroom dancer who’s breaking all the rules. A hit with fans and critics all across the globe, Strictly Ballroom will hold you tight and dance straight into your heart.
BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES*
- “Strictly Ballroom: From Stage To Screen” featurette
- “Samba to Slow Fox Dance” featurette
- Deleted Scene
- Design Gallery with Narration
- Audio Commentary with Director Baz Luhrmann, Production Designer Catherine Martin and Choreographer John “Cha Cha” O’Connell
*Subject to change
Paul Mercurio TV’s “Dancing With The Stars,” Exit To Eden, Welcome to Woop Woop
Tara Morice Moulin Rouge!, Candy, TV’s “Dance Academy”
Bill Hunter Finding Nemo, Muriel’s Wedding, TV’s “Matlock Police”
Pat Thomson Birth of a Warrior, Feed, Man-Thing
Gia Carides TV’s “East of Everything,” Year One, Exposed, Stick It
Peter Whitford Fool’s Gold, TV’s “Bullpitt!,” TV’s “I’ve Married a Bachelor”
Barry Otto The Custodian, Cosi, Bliss
Who doesn’t love Keira Knightley? Especially when she’s in a love story of the ages now available on Blu-ray and DVD. I know, I know. But I am not all scifi and action films. Sometimes a good romance gets to me.
Synopsis: Academy Award® nominee Keira Knightley, Academy Award® nominee Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson dazzle in this stunning new vision of Leo Tolstoy’s epic love story. At the twilight of an empire, Anna Karenina (Knightley), the beautiful high-ranking wife of one of imperial Russia’s most esteemed men (Law), has it all. But when she meets the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson), there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot be ignored. She’s immediately swept up in a passionate affair that will shock a nation and change the lives of everyone around her. From acclaimed director Joe Wright (Atonement, Pride & Prejudice) and Academy Award®-winning writer Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) comes this visually enchanting masterpiece hailed by critics as “ecstatic” (Time), “rapturous” (MSN Movies) and “a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed!” (The Huffington Post)
• Digital Copy of Anna Karenina (redeem by 4/30/2015)
• Includes UltraViolet (redeem by 4/30/2015)
• Anna Karenina: An Epic Story About Love
• Adapting Tolstoy
• Keira as Anna
• On Set with Director Joe Wright
• Dressing Anna
• Anna Karenina: Time-Lapse Photography
• Feature Commentary with Director Joe Wright
• My Scenes
• pocket BLU App
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD release of THE MASTER, the innovative film that has won over audiences and critics alike. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (There Will Be Blood), the 1950s-set drama centers on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as “The Master” (Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Moneyball) who creates a belief system which catches on with other lost souls – and a young WW-II veteran (Joaquin Phoenix, Gladiator) who becomes his right-hand man. In addition to Hoffman and Phoenix, the film also stars Amy Adams (Doubt) and Laura Dern (Little Fockers). THE MASTER heads to retail on February 26, 2013 for an SRP of $39.99 for the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and $29.98 for the DVD.
Haunted by his past, WW-II veteran and drifter Freddie Quell crosses paths with a mysterious movement called The Cause, led by Lancaster Dodd aka “The Master” and his wife Peggy. Their twisted relationship is the core of this film that is “a glorious and haunting symphony of color, emotion and sound with camera movements that elicit an involuntary gasp and feats of acting that defy comprehension (A.O Scott, The New York Times).”
Joe Neumaier of The New York Daily News declared THE MASTER, “the season’s first Oscar contender.” THE MASTER received the following 2012 Academy Award® nominations – Joaquin Phoenix for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Philip Seymour Hoffman for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Amy Adams for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. The film received three Golden Globes® Nominations including Best Actor in a Drama Joaquin Phoenix, Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams.
Awarded Best Actor for both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix and Best Director for Paul Thomas Anderson at the 2012 Venice Film Festival, THE MASTER is a film “that casts a spell like a fever dream (David Ansen, Newsweek).”
Stunningly photographed in 65mm, THE MASTER stands as an undeniable cinematic experience. Will Freddie be able to outrun his past? Will The Cause help or hurt him? Can this tortured, violent creature be civilized? Or is man, after all, just a dirty animal?
THE MASTER Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD special features include: “Back Beyond” which features outtakes and additional scenes edited to music by Johnny Greenwood; “Unguided Message,” an 8 minute short / behind the scenes; Teasers/ Trailers. The Combo Pack also includes an additional special feature “Let Their Be Light (1946), John Huston’s landmark documentary about WW-II veterans.” Note: Special features are subject to change.
Synopsis: Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) have ruled the Las Vegas strip for years, raking in millions with illusions as big as Burt’s growing ego. But lately the duo’s greatest deception is their public friendship, while secretly they’ve grown to loathe each other. Facing cutthroat competition from guerilla street magician Steve Gray (Jim Carrey), whose cult following surges with each outrageous stunt, even their show looks stale. But there’s still a chance Burt and Anton can save the act—both onstage and off—if Burt can get back in touch with what made him love magic in the first place.
Cast: Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey, Jay Mohr, Michael Bully Herbig
Director: Don Scardino
Writers: Screenplay by Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
Story by Chad Kultgen & Tyler Mitchell and Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley
Producers: Chris Bender, Steve Carell, Jake Weiner, Tyler Mitchell
Executive Producers: Diana Pokorny, Vance DeGeneres, Charlie Hartsock, J.C. Spink, Richard Brener, Walter Hamada, Dave Neustadter
Watch the trailer now.
Official Movie Website: http://www.theincredibleburtwonderstone.com/
“The Most Important Film of the Year.” ~ Marlo Thomas, Huffington Post
“This movie really does have the power to save lives.” ~ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT and THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY TAKE A STAND WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY DOCUMENTARY THAT FUELED A NATIONAL MOVEMENT BULLY ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK AND DVD
Directed by Sundance and Emmy® Award-Winning Filmmaker Lee Hirsch, BULLY Heads To Retail On February 12, 2013!
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD release of BULLY, the critically-acclaimed documentary film that sparked a national movement that rallied people to stand up to bullying, hate, and intolerance. Directed by Lee Hirsch, BULLY follows the lives of five students whose stories each represent a different facet of America’s bullying crisis, and the families that fight for them. A call to action, the film not only captured the attention of the country, but fostered a national dialogue about bullying, uniting parents, teachers, and students in the fight against the violence that has gone unchecked for too long in our schools. Timely and significant, BULLY heads to retail on February 12, 2013.
TIME Magazine film critic, Richard Corliss, called [amazon_link id=”B0059XTUJU” target=”_blank” ]BULLY[/amazon_link] “A movie your kids must see.” Wrote film critic, Claudia Puig, in her review for USA Today, “Bully should be required viewing for everyone, including parents, teachers, and school officials.” Added Rolling Stone film critic, Peter Travers,”Lee Hirsch’s film is a potent and provocative look at a problem that’s out of control.” Said People Magazine’s, Alynda Wheat, BULLY is “Powerful.”
Here are the facts: Thirteen million kids will be bullied in the U.S. this year, making bullying the most common form of violence experienced by young people in the nation. Three million students will be absent each month because they feel unsafe at school. Thirty percent of children who reported being bullied said they sometimes brought weapons to school. School personnel are reported to notice or intervene in only one out of every twenty-five incidents. Fifty percent of the time, when an upstander intervenes in bullying, the bullying stops within ten seconds. Bullying is a serious problem, and the solutions belong to us all.
The Bully Project, the social outreach campaign inspired by the film, has screened BULLY for more then 250,0000 educators and students nationwide, in a supported educational context, including curriculum and professional development tools to enrich the experience. From screenings at the White House to citywide summits in Cleveland, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City, the filmmakers have built a tremendous network of partners and experts. BULLY director Lee Hirsch, in an article for Origin. Magazine, wrote, “Sometimes it is the emotional experience of film and television that bring a cause to our hearts and stir us to action – they inform and inspire.” After seeing this film, leaders from the worlds of Hollywood, fashion, politics, business and sports – including President Barack Obama, Meryl Streep, Ellen DeGeneres, Johnny Depp, the New Orleans Saints’ Drew Brees, Tommy Hilfiger, Justin Bieber, Kelly Ripa and Anderson Cooper – publicly lent their support to amplify the message of BULLY.
From Sundance Award-winning filmmaker, Lee Hirsch, comes a beautifully cinematic, character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America’s bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals’ offices, BULLY is a powerful and inspiring film that every educator, parent and teenager should see.
The [amazon_link id=”B0059XTUJU” target=”_blank” ]BULLY Blu-ray™ Combo Pack[/amazon_link] and DVD special features include a Filmmaker Q&A, Featurettes, Celebrity PSAs, and Deleted Scenes. Note: Special features are subject to change.
Official Website: www.thebullyproject.com
ANCHOR BAY ENTERTAINMENT and THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY PRESENT THE CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED EPIC OUTLAW TALE [amazon_link id=”B009369Z8A” target=”_blank” ]LAWLESS ON BLU-RAY™ AND DVD[/amazon_link]
Based On A True Story From Matt Bondurant’s Novel The Wettest County In The World, This Gripping Tale of Brotherhood, Bootlegging, and Murder.
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ Combo Pack and DVD release of the critically acclaimed film, LAWLESS, from director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition). Written by musician, composer and screenwriter, Nick Cave (The Proposition), inspired by the 2008 biographical novel The Wettest County In The World, LAWLESS follows the bootlegging Bondurant Brothers on their quest for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Featuring an all-star cast that includes Shia LaBeouf (Transformers franchise, Disturbia), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Inception), Academy Award® nominee Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Dark Knight Rises), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, Jane Eyre), Academy Award® nominee Jessica Chastain (Coriolanus, The Help) and Emmy® winner Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce, The King’s Speech), LAWLESS heads to retail on November 27, 2012..
[amazon_link id=”B009369Z8A” target=”_blank” ]LAWLESS[/amazon_link], which was nominated for an illustrious Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes International Film Festival, also stars Jason Clarke (Texas Killing Fields, the upcoming The Great Gatsby) and Dane DeHaan (Chronicle, The Place Beyond the Pines).
The Hollywood Reporter called LAWLESS “A gritty and suspenseful bootlegger tale.” Added film critic, Richard Roeper, in his Reelz Channel review, LAWLESS is “A hell of an entertaining movie, I give it an ‘A’!” Wrote Paste magazine film critic, Tyler Chase, “Lawless blends stylish originality with genre standards into a mixture as potent and explosive as Virginia moonshine.”
They were brothers who became outlaws, and outlaws who became heroes…The three Bondurant boys (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke), along with their sultry new hire (Jessica Chastain), command the most lucrative bootlegging operation in Franklin County, Virginia. The locals consider them “indestructible.” But the law – in the form of a corrupt special deputy (Guy Pearce) – wants a cut of their action, at any cost. When youngest brother Jack (LaBeouf) gets a taste of power with a deadly gangster (Gary Oldman), the whole business blows sky high. Based on the astonishing true story, the Bondurant brotherhood is the stuff of legend.
The [amazon_link id=”B009369Z8A” target=”_blank” ]LAWLESS Blu-ray™ Combo Pack[/amazon_link] and DVD special features include an audio commentary with Director John Hillcoat and Author Matt Bondurant; two featurettes: “The True Story of the Wettest County In The World” and “Franklin County, VA: Then and Now”; Willie Nelson’s “Midnight Run” music video; and deleted scenes. Note: Special features are subject to change.
Learn more about LAWLESS at: http://lawless-film.com/
Disney & Tim Burton have announced the Blu-ray & DVD release of the film on January 8th.
Again if you are like me, you will be adding this to your calendar to run out and pick it up on release date to save a few bucks and of course be able to finally get to see this film.
I love Tim Burton, his stop-motion animation and even his live motion short of Frankenweenie. What? You did not know Frankenweenie was originally a live action short film? Yep it was. In fact it appeared on the Nightmare Before Christmas DVD, but now you will be able to own it on the 4 disc Blu-ray set (which also includes the 3D version of the film)….Santa better remember to bring me my LG 3D TV I asked for.
Order your copy of [amazon_link id=”B005LAIIA8″ target=”_blank” ]Frankenweenie[/amazon_link] today and avoid the rush to the store
For some more Frankenweenie fun check out ScifiSlacker.com…
A writer, Tucker Harding, is hired to cover an article on the hydrogen-bomb test, Nevada, 1952. While there, radiation mutates her code/soul, spawning in her the ability to travel through time by force of will. Not long after she is murdered by a woman from the future, Ofelia, intent on securing her own ability to time travel. However, before her death Tucker travels to the year 1997 where she meets Drew, a failed writer who has been infected with Tuckers original mutation since birth.
Time travel can give you headaches Don’t think too hard about it just watch it.
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OMG! Have you tried the new Tony’s Pizza yet? It’s the new Crispy Crust Pizza from Tony’s and it is yummy. We almost always have a bunch of Tony’s frozen pizzas in our freezer, but did not know about this new crust until we got a coupon in the mail to give them a try. So give them a try we did and I must say we were glad we did. The pizzas are very tasty and that new crisp crust gives it a little extra yum in every bite.
These pizzas have become the new favorite snack food for movie nights around here. Sorry popcorn you just don’t cut it any more. Pizza reigns supreme. Speaking of supreme, they have that flavor as well as the other two flavors, cheese and pepperoni that we have tried. The supreme is next on our list. Maybe we’ll pick some up for the next movie night.
Do you think we can schedule that for this weekend, maybe?
You know, renting a movie and serving up a few inexpensive Tony’s Pizzas to your friends will cost you less than the admission to the theater and theater popcorn for two people!
If that doesn’t convince you to give them a try, just remember they also make an awesome midnight snack too. Perfect for all those late night online gaming sessions I know you are having!