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Film Review: GOD LOVES THE FIGHTER

Film Review: GOD LOVES THE FIGHTER

‘God Loves the Fighter,’ was written and directed by Damian Marcano, and co-written by Alexa Bailey. A prizewinner at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival, UrbanWorld, and DC Film Fest, GOD LOVES THE FIGHTER is described as a gritty urban fable in the spirit of CITY OF GOD and THE HARDER THEY COME, told against a soundtrack of music by Q Major and Freetown Collective.  King Curtis (Lou Lyons) is a vagrant and poet on […]

SXSW Award Winning Comedy FORT TILDEN Sets Release Date of August 14 | TRAILER

SXSW Award Winning Comedy FORT TILDEN Sets Release Date of August 14 | TRAILER

FORT TILDEN, the debut feature film of directors Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers, and starring Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty, will open theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on August 14. FORT TILDEN, a comedy about two friends, Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach,  was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at the 2014 South By Southwest Film Festival. Amidst quarter-life crises, Allie struggles to prepare for the Peace Corps, […]

QUEEN OF EARTH Starring Elisabeth Moss Sets Release Date of August 26th

QUEEN OF EARTH Starring Elisabeth Moss Sets Release Date of August 26th

IFC Films will release QUEEN OF EARTH, directed by Alex Ross Perry and starring Elisabeth Moss and Katherine Waterston, on August 26th in New York with a national rollout to follow. Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best […]

JACKIE & RYAN Starring Katherine Heigl Opens in Theaters on July 3 | TRAILER

JACKIE & RYAN Starring Katherine Heigl Opens in Theaters on July 3 | TRAILER

The indie romance drama, JACKIE & RYAN starring Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up) and Ben Barnes (Chronicles Of Narnia franchise), about a travelling musician and a former singer who have a chance encounter, will open in theaters and on demand July 3, 2015. Ryan Brenner (Ben Barnes) a travelling musician and Jackie Laurel (Katherine Heigl) a former singer at a crossroads in her marriage, have a chance encounter while Ryan is busking on the streets of Ogden, Utah. After a sudden car […]

Cast & Crew of TANGERINE to Celebrate Trans Pride at NYC Pride March | TRAILER

Cast & Crew of TANGERINE to Celebrate Trans Pride at NYC Pride March | TRAILER

TANGERINE director Sean Baker, cast members James Ransone (TV’s “The Wire”), Mya Taylor, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, along with special surprise guests are all set to celebrate their hit film TANGERINE at the 45th Annual NYC Pride March on Sunday, April 28th. Later that evening, TANGERINE will make its New York debut as the closing night film of BAMcinemaFEST. TANGERINE premiered at Sundance to critical acclaim and will hit theaters on July 10th Shot on the iPhone 5s, the stars of […]

Kimberly Levin’s RUNOFF Starring Joanne Kelly in Theaters June 26 | TRAILER

Kimberly Levin’s RUNOFF Starring Joanne Kelly in Theaters June 26 | TRAILER

RUNOFF, the debut narrative feature film from biochemist turned playwright, filmmaker Kimberly Levin, will open in theaters on June 26th from Monterey Media. RUNOFF stars Joanne Kelly (Warehouse 13, Hostages), Alex Shaffer (Win, Win, Lifeguard) , Neal Huff (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom, The Wire),Kivlighan De Montebello (A Scientist’s Guide to Living and Dying, Celebrity Ghose Stories), Tom Bower (Independent Spirit Award nominee, Crazy Heart, Die Hard 2),Darlene Hunt (The Big C, Good Morning Miami). The beauty of […]

A MURDER IN THE PARK, Wrongful Conviction Doc with Twists and Turns, Set For Release on June 26th | TRAILER

A MURDER IN THE PARK, Wrongful Conviction Doc with Twists and Turns, Set For Release on June 26th | TRAILER

A MURDER IN THE PARK, directed by Shawn Rech and Brandon Kimber, and inspired by the book “A Miscarriage of Justice” by William Crawford will open in theaters June 26th, at the IFC Center in NY and on VOD. A MURDER IN THE PARK re-examines one of the most pivotal conviction reversals in U.S. history. In 1983, Anthony Porter was sentenced to death for the 1982 murders of teenagers Jerry Hillard and Marilyn Green in Chicago’s Washington […]

Official TRAILER for Sundance Hit THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT

Official TRAILER for Sundance Hit THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT

Check out the official trailer for the Sundance Hit THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT directed by Kyle Patrick Alvarez, and released in theaters on July 17th via IFC Films. 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 guards become power-hungry […]

Sony Pictures to Release Branden Kramer’s Cyber-Suspense Thriller RATTER | VIDEO

Sony Pictures to Release Branden Kramer’s Cyber-Suspense Thriller RATTER | VIDEO

Sony Pictures has picked up first-time feature filmmaker Branden Kramer’s cyber-suspense thriller RATTER, starring Ashley Benson (“Pretty Little Liars”). RATTER debuted in competition at the 2015 Slamdance Film Festival and will have its Los Angeles Premiere on Sunday, June 14, at 9:40pm PST in the Nightfall section of this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. Written and directed by Kramer, RATTER is based on the short film Webcam, which has been viewed more than six million times […]

Terrence J, Draya Michele, Mack Wilds Attend DOPE LA, NYC Screenings

Terrence J, Draya Michele, Mack Wilds Attend DOPE LA, NYC Screenings

Screenings were held in New York City and LA for the 2015 Sundance Film Festival fave DOPE which opens nationwide on June 19. Open Road Films  hosted a special New York press screening of Sundance fave DOPE at AMC Loews 19 in Manhattan. Actor and recording artist Mack Wilds (pictured above)and television & radio personality Angela Yee hosted the screening. Actor/tv personality Terrence J (pictured above) and lifestyle marketing specialist Miss Diddy hosted a private screening of DOPE at Landmark Theatres in Los Angeles. Attendees included […]

Watch Red Band TRAILER for THE OVERNIGHT Starring Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman

Watch Red Band TRAILER for THE OVERNIGHT Starring Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman

THE OVERNIGHT directed by Patrick Brice and starring Taylor Schilling, Adam Scott and Jason Schwartzman, released a new red band trailer. The Overnight premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and will be released by The Orchard 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. Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, have recently moved to Los Angeles’ Eastside from Seattle. Feeling lost in […]

LA Premiere of DOPE at 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

LA Premiere of DOPE at 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival

The official Los Angeles premiere of the film DOPE took place on Monday night at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live as a pre-festival screening at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. EXCLUSIVE – Co-Executive Producer Sean Combs and Executive Producer Pharrell Williams seen at Open Road Films Los Angeles Premiere of “Dope” in partnership with the LA Film Fest on Monday, June 8, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Open Road Films/AP Images) Cast members in […]

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 […]