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Official Poster and Watch Trailer for UNEXPECTED, in Theaters July 24

Official Poster and Watch Trailer for UNEXPECTED, in Theaters July 24

Here is the poster and trailer for UNEXPECTED, the debut pic from writer-director Kris Swanberg that premiered in the U.S. Dramatic competition section at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film is executive produced by Peter Gilbert (Hoop Dreams) and Chris Webber.  UNEXPECTED  is in theaters and on demand July 24, 2015. Samantha Abbott (Cobie Smulders), is a dedicated and passionate teacher at an inner-city Chicago high school.  Just as she is coming to terms with her school closing, Samantha faces […]

Award-Winning Thriller TWO STEP Sets Release Date, Opens July 31st | TRAILER

Award-Winning Thriller TWO STEP Sets Release Date, Opens July 31st | TRAILER

Director Alex R. Johnson’s award-winning thriller TWO STEP begins its limited theatrical release in New York City and Los Angeles, premiering on July 31st at the Village East Cinema, and opening in LA the following week. TWO STEP will be available across major iVOD/cVOD platforms starting on September 1st. TWO STEP is a throwback Texas thriller in which the lives of James, a directionless college dropout, and Webb, a career criminal with his back against […]

Cinedigm to Release LIFE Starring Robert Pattinson in Fall 2015 | VIDEO

Cinedigm to Release LIFE Starring Robert Pattinson in Fall 2015 | VIDEO

Following its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, Cinedigm has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Anton Corbijn’s LIFE, starring Dane DeHaan (Life After Beth; Kill Your Darlings; Place Beyond The Pines), Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Cosmopolis, Maps To The Stars), and Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Sexy Beast, Schindler’s List ).  LIFE will open with a theatrical, digital and television VOD release beginning in Fall 2015. Corbijn’s follow-up to A Most Wanted Man, LIFE captures the nuances and complexities of the relationship between […]

Oklahoma Film HOLLIS to Premiere at deadCENTER Film Festival

Oklahoma Film HOLLIS to Premiere at deadCENTER Film Festival

Filmed in rural Oklahoma, the feature film HOLLIS will premiere at Oklahoma City’s deadCENTER Film Festival taking place June 10 through 14, 2015 On Thursday, June 11, “Hollis” will be playing at Harkins Theater (150 East Reno Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73104) at 7 p.m., with an encore showing Saturday, June 13 at noon. Individual tickets will go on sale 20 minutes before the showing. The film follows a young man, Darryl, who is forced to make the […]

THE SURFACE Starring Australian Model Harry Hains to Premiere at Frameline

THE SURFACE Starring Australian Model Harry Hains to Premiere at Frameline

THE SURFACE directed by Michael J. Saul (Crush, Adults Only, Go Go Reject) will World Premiere at Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival, at 6:00 pm, June 27, 2015 at the historic Castro Theatre. THE SURFACE follows a lost young man through his struggles to create his own sense of family. Starring Australian model Harry Hains in his leading role debut, alongside Michael Redford and Nicholas McDonald, The Surface tells the story of Evan Jones, an orphan […]

Musical Comedy LUCKY STIFF Sets NYC Release Date + Day And Date Release

Musical Comedy LUCKY STIFF Sets NYC Release Date + Day And Date Release

LUCKY STIFF will be released in New York City on July 24th, 2015, and also available to all U.S. and Canadian cable, satellite and digital platforms for a simultaneous day and date release. The film is directed by Christopher Ashley (Tony nominated Broadway director of MEMPHIS, XANADU, ROCKY HORROR SHOW) with a screenplay and lyrics and music by the Tony Award winners and Academy Award nominated composer-lyricist team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (RAGTIME, ROCKY THE […]

Poster and Trailer for “SUPERIOR” Director Edd Benda’s Feature Debut

Poster and Trailer for “SUPERIOR” Director Edd Benda’s Feature Debut

Here is the poster and trailer for “Superior” the feature film debut from writer/director Edd Benda, and starring Paul Stanko and Thatcher Robinson, world premiering at the 2015 Dances With Films, in Los Angeles, California. During the height of the Vietnam War in 1969, Charlie is on his way to Michigan Tech University, and Derek is counting the days to his inevitable military draft eligibility. Before their futures take hold, the lifelong best friends embark on one […]

See POSTER and Watch TRAILER for A WALK IN THE WOODS starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte

See POSTER and Watch TRAILER for A WALK IN THE WOODS starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte

“A Walk in the Woods” starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson, which premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival, has a new poster and trailer.  The film is based on the bestseller by Bill Bryson, played by Redford. A Walk in the Woods is scheduled to open in theaters Labor Day weekend. In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Academy Award winner Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving […]

WATCH the new NSFW DOPE Red Band Trailer

WATCH the new NSFW DOPE Red Band Trailer

Check out the new NSFW DOPE red band trailer, the hit movie out of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, that opens in theaters on June 19, 2015. Directed by Rick Famuyiwa, Produced by Forest Whitaker, Executive Produced by Pharrell Williams and Co-Executive Produced by Sean Combs, DOPE tells the story of Malcolm played by Shameik Moore, who is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles.  A chance invitation to an underground party leads him […]

#DopeMovie Starring Zoë Kravitz, Rapper A$AP Rocky at 2015 Cannes Film Festival

#DopeMovie Starring Zoë Kravitz, Rapper A$AP Rocky at 2015 Cannes Film Festival

Front row (left to right): Actors Chanel Iman, Shameik Moore / Second row (left to right): Executive Producer Pharrell Williams, Actors Zoë Kravitz, Quincy Brown, Amin Joseph, Director Rick Famuyiwa, Actors A$AP Rocky, Tony Revolori and Kiersey Clemons celebrate Open Road Films’ DOPE in Cannes.  DOPE was the closing night film of the Directors’ Fortnight, screening on the evening of May 22nd. DOPE will be released in the United States on June 19, 2015. #DopeMovie. Executive Producer Pharrell Williams and actress Zoë Kravitz […]

WATCH Official Trailer for Sean Baker’s TANGERINE

WATCH Official Trailer for Sean Baker’s TANGERINE

Magnolia Pictures has released the official trailer for Sean Baker’s TANGERINE, which opens in theaters on July 10th, 2015. It’s Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend (James Ransone, STARLET, “Generation Kill”) hasn’t been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the […]

Award Winning Film CHAPMAN Sets Release Date

Award Winning Film CHAPMAN Sets Release Date

Candy Factory Films will release award-winning film CHAPMAN on iTunes and everywhere on May 8th, 2015.  Screenwriter Justin Owensby brings us his feature film directorial debut, Chapman, described as an atmospheric and visually stunning character study enlivened with a strong dose of crude humor following a young man’s journey back home while haunted by images of his past. Alex Fletcher (Killing Lincoln’s Jesse Johnson), a locksmith trapped inside the wreckage of a life numbed by drugs and regret, receives an unexpected and troubling […]

Pharrell Williams Reveals DOPE Movie Official Poster on Instagram

Pharrell Williams Reveals DOPE Movie Official Poster on Instagram

DOPE’s executive producer, Pharrell Williams revealed the film’s official poster on Instagram. DOPE, a break out hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival,directed by Rick Famuyiwa, tells the story of Malcolm (Shameik Moore) who is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles.  A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. It’s hard […]

‘BLACKBIRD’ New York Premiere; Opens in Theaters Today Friday 24th

‘BLACKBIRD’ New York Premiere; Opens in Theaters Today Friday 24th

On Wednesday night, Harlem Pride and DBQ Magazine hosted a red carpet premiere for ‘BLACKBIRD’ at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The ‘BLACKBIRD’ cast was in attendance, including Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington, Julian Walker and D. Woods; ‘BLACKBIRD’ director Patrik-Ian Polk and producers Keith Brown and Carol Ann Shine. Additional attendees included RLJ Entertainment chairman and founder Bob Johnson, model Tyson Beckford, actor Leon Robinson, Monifah, celeb stylist Ty […]

“Pucker Up” New Teaser Poster + Trailer for Patrick Brice’s THE OVERNIGHT from 2015 Sundance

“Pucker Up” New Teaser Poster + Trailer for Patrick Brice’s THE OVERNIGHT from 2015 Sundance

The Orchard has released a new teaser poster for Patrick Brice’s THE OVERNIGHT which premiered earlier this year at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and will open in theater on June 19, 2015. Writer/director Patrick Brice’s second feature is described as a painfully funny take on thirty-something sexual frustration and parenthood. Featuring lead performances by Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott, Jason Schwartzman, and Judith Godrèche, each actor “nimbly balances the script’s sudden emotional turns from surprising honesty to […]

The Film Arcade to Release Sundance Hit, JAMES WHITE

The Film Arcade to Release Sundance Hit, JAMES WHITE

The Film Arcade has acquired U.S. distribution rights to JAMES WHITE, the first feature film from Borderline Films writer/director Josh Mond, for Fall 2015 release.   A coming-of-age story about a young New Yorker struggling to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family changes, JAMES WHITE stars Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon and Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi.  The film had its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it was […]

Sidney Hicks, Mo'Nique Hicks, Torrey Laamar, D. Woods, Nikki Jane

Mo’Nique and Cast Attends ‘BLACKBIRD’ Screening in Atlanta

On Wednesday night in Atlanta, RLJ Entertainment and Urban Movie Channel (UMC) hosted a private screening of the upcoming film ‘BLACKBIRD,’ directed by Patrik-Ian Polk and starring Academy Award winner Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington and Julian Walker. A mix of VIP’s, press and influencers,  including pictured above, Sidney Hicks, MoNique Hicks, Torrey Laamar, D. Woods, and Nikki Jane, packed the theater at Midtown Art Cinema to preview the much talked about film and sit in on a Q&A […]

Official Trailer and Poster for THE D TRAIN Starring Jack Black

Official Trailer and Poster for THE D TRAIN Starring Jack Black

IFC Films has released the Official Trailer and Poster from the Sundance hit comedy starring Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambo.  THE D TRAIN opens in US theaters on May 8th, 2015. All his life, Dan Landsman (Jack Black) has never been the cool guy. That’s about to change – if he can convince Oliver Lawless (Marsden), the most popular guy from his high school who’s now the face of a national Banana Boat ad […]

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT Sets July 17th Release Date

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT Sets July 17th Release Date

THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, based on the real-life research of Dr. Zimbardo, on the psychology of imprisonment, will open in theaters via IFC Films on July 17th. It is the summer of 1971. Dr. Philip Zimbardo launches a study on the psychology of imprisonment. Twenty-four male undergraduates are randomly assigned to be either a guard or a prisoner. Set in a simulated jail, the project unfolds. The participants rapidly embody their roles—the […]

New Trailer for 2015 Sundance Hit DOPE

New Trailer for 2015 Sundance Hit DOPE

Check out the new official teaser trailer for DOPE, the hit movie out of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which opens in theaters on June 19, 2015.  With a #dope soundtrack featuring four new original songs by Pharrell Williams,DOPE  tells the story of Malcolm (Shameik Moore) who is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles.  A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go […]