Posts tagged with "movie"

The Last Race

THE LAST RACE is an intimate portrait of a small-town stock car racetrack and the tribe of passionate blue-collar drivers that call it home, struggling to hold on to an American racing tradition as real estate development threatens its survival.

Award winning filmmaker Michael Dweck’s stirring imagery takes you inside the world of grassroots racing and eye to eye with the cars’ snarling grills and white roll bars that protrude like bones out of scarred metal. Yet a patient camera lets us know the drivers as everyday people and learn that the racetrack is tied to a deep sense of identity. The track is on the only piece of undeveloped land in the area—it’s worth millions—and the only thing keeping the bulldozers at bay is track owners Barbara and Jim Cromarty’s love of the track and its community.

Hermosa Beach “La La Land” Day

Hermosa Beach will celebrate its starring role in the Academy Award®-‐winning film “La La Land” and the City’s historical connection to jazz by celebrating “La La Land” Day at the Beach on Oct. 27. Magical moments in the popular musical featured a sunset stroll on the Hermosa Beach Pier and jazz performances at the City’s Lighthouse Café.

Hosted by the City of Hermosa Beach and Kinecta Federal Credit Union, “La La Land” Day at the Beach will feature performances by the Lou Giovanetti Jazz Orchestra and professional dancers from 5-7 p.m. Friends of the Parks will then provide a free screening of the award-winning movie on a beachfront screen.

The 12 vintage-style street lamps that lit the Hermosa Beach Pier in the movie will be returned to the pier to re-create the lighting for scene in the movie when actor Ryan Gosling’s walked on the pier and performed a few verses of the Academy Award®-winning tune, “City of Stars.”

In advance of “La La Land” Day at the Beach, the street lamps will be illuminated Oct. 24-26 at 6 p.m., and the Lighthouse Café will provide jazz performances on the pier from 6-7 p.m. Oct. 24-26. The Lighthouse Café is considered the epicenter of the West Coast jazz movement, hosting performances by many of the legendary jazz greats, including Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Chet Baker.

All events will be free, open to the public and accessible (ADA compliant).

5-7 p.m. Saturday, October 27, for the musical and dance performances; 7:30 p.m. for the movie.

Horror Thriller “High Voltage”

SP Releasing will release writer/director Alex Keledjian’s horror thriller HIGH VOLTAGE, set within the gritty and competitive Los Angeles music scene, releasing in limited theaters and on-demand on Friday, October 19th through SP Releasing’s output deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film will open in at least ten cities, including New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, and more, and will also be available on all major digital platforms same day. DVD and Blu-Ray release will follow November 20th.

Written, produced and directed by Alex Keledjian (Project Greenlight; FEAST), the film stars David Arquette (SCREAM 1-4; EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS), Allie Gonino (The Red Road; GEOGRAPHY CLUB), Perrey Reeves (Entourage; OLD SCHOOL), and Luke Wilson (OLD SCHOOL; Roadies).

A struggling rock band, led by washed-out rock star Jimmy Kleen (Arquette), strikes a deal with cynical record executive Rick (Wilson). Things take a sinister turn when the band’s lead singer, Rachel (Gonino), and her controlling stage mother, Barb (Reeves) both get struck by lightning and killed. Rachel is brought back to life, but she is different than before: confident, sexy, with an irresistible stage presence. Lightning courses through her veins and she uses her new supernatural electrical powers to drain the life from men and turn it into electrifying stage performances. Her bandmates, including guitarist Scott (Donowho), discover her dark secret, and have to decide just how far are they are willing to let her go to help them succeed. As Jimmy says, “You can’t have rock n’ roll without electricity.”

HIGH VOLTAGE, formerly known as HOLLOW BODY, was produced by Michael D. Jones (CABIN FEVER; KILL THE IRISHMAN), Ryan Gibson (Stan Against Evil; Fear the Walking Dead), Dwjuan Fox (XX; ARMED) and Mitch Waxman (FREAKS). The film is also making a world premiere festival debut at the first-ever Film Fest 919 (http://filmfest919.com), taking place October 3-7 in Chapel Hill, NC.

HIGH VOLTAGE is a mashup of genres combining horror, thriller, musical, and noir into a bloody and beautiful rock n’ roll fantasy. Industry vet Keledjian, creator of Project Greenlight—no stranger to behind-the-scenes drama—also wrote the rocking soundtrack: “The script and the score are based on my experiences of living and working in Hollywood, and the scope and spectacle of film is the perfect vehicle to tell this story. SP Releasing just ‘got’ that, and is releasing it in theaters, which for me is a dream come true.”

Shot in luscious anamorphic widescreen, with vivid colors and extreme angles, the film drapes a golden sheen over the seedy business of show, slowly piercing the veil of the glamour of Hollywood and revealing the broken dreams, dark secrets, and unholy pacts that power the klieg lights.

SP Releasing chairman and CEO Steven Paul, whose previous credits include Marvel’s GHOST RIDER and Paramount’s GHOST IN THE SHELL, is thrilled to partner with the filmmakers for the US release of the picture. He says, “[Alex] Keledjian brought together a wealth of cast and crew, and their efforts have resulted in a powerful movie, with a relevant story, and we couldn’t be prouder to be a part of the journey.” The deal was negotiated for Keledjian by David Pierce of Pierce Law Group, LLC, and Jason Price on behalf of SP Releasing.

SP Releasing’s recent theatrical release slate includes the adaptation of The New York Timesbestseller THE PIRATES OF SOMALIA, staring Evan Peters and Al Pacino; the western-thriller THE SCENT OF RAIN & LIGHTNING with Maika Monroe (It Follows) and Maggie Grace (Lost); and the drama-thriller MADTOWN, toplined by This is Us star Milo Ventimiglia.

HIGH VOLTAGE

Genre: Musical Thriller, Horror, Drama

Running Time: 91:30 Minutes

Rating: NR

Language: English

Starring:

David Arquette – Jimmy Kleen

Allie Gonino – Rachel Swann

Ryan Donowho – Scott Welles

with

Perrey Reeves – Barb Swanovski

and

Luke Wilson – Rick Roland

Director: Alex Keledjian

Written by: Alex Keledjian

Producers: Alex Keledjian | Michael J. Jones | Ryan Gibson | Dwjuan Fox | Evan Astrowsky

MOUNTAIN with Willem Dafoe on Blu-ray 9/25

Ravishing and thrilling views from the top of the world fill MOUNTAIN, a stirring visual and musical feast documenting the daring people who ascend and traverse – by whatever means possible – the globe’s highest peaks. Narrated by Willem Dafoe and called “a ravishing feat of vertiginous filmmaking” by The Hollywood Reporter, it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD from Greenwich Entertainment on September 25, 2018.

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives?

From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway, armed with drones, GoPros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa) has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers.

Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir Mountains of the Mind, and a classical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience.

MOUNTAIN has received universal praise from critics and audiences alike. Michael Rechtshaffen of the Los Angeles Times called it “a unique portrait of mankind’s enduring fascination with the world’s most formidable summits.” Peter Rainer of The Christian Science Monitor said, “For those of us who would never in our wildest imaginings ride a bike off a sky-high mountain peak and then parachute to earth, I can heartily recommend the documentary, where such feats are standard.” The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern said the film “reminds us that mountains restore our wonder; more than ever we need their wildness.” Matthew Roe of Under the Radar called it “a uniquely stunning document, defined by its sublime beauty, cautious reverence, and musical resplendence.”

A popular selection at film festivals worldwide, MOUNTAIN was released by Greenwich Entertainment in top theatrical markets in 2018.

Bonus features on both the Blu-ray and DVD include a look behind the scenes and interviews with director Jennifer Peedom and Robert Macfarlane, author of Mountains of the Mind.

Where Angels Meet

First Trailer Now Available for VR “Movie” that Allows Viewers to See Life as an Angel

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an angel? Where Angels Meet, a new cinematic VR experience, launching September 1 exclusively for Oculus Rift, follows the life of a young African-American man named Marcus from the perspective of his guardian angel. The VR experience allows viewers to don their wings and visit heavenly landscapes, as well as transcend time to witness key moments in Marcus’ life.

Where Angels Meet was created by Angeles Vista Creative Ventures (AVCV), one of the winners of 2017 Oculus Launchpad program. AVCV also announced today that it has released the first trailer for the experience at whereangelsmeet.com/trailer/

Where Angels Meet is a unique, narrative VR experience which touches on themes of the afterlife, spirituality, faith, racism and the common challenges of life. The story follows important milestones and events in Marcus’ life. Having grown up with the understanding that his mother died in childbirth, Marcus finds solace in his imagination and strength in his beliefs, as he transports himself to the marvelous “Garden of Light” where he can meditate and find comfort from life’s worries.

“Although Where Angels Meet is a fictional story, the aim is to provide insight into the life of a young African-American man, from a unique perspective,” said Micah Jackson, CEO of AVCV and creator of Where Angels Meet. “Marcus’ story parallels many of the issues and challenges that people of color face in the modern age and virtual reality is a powerful medium to convey this message.”

The “Garden of Light” is a wondrous, lush and beautiful place and serves as the central hub of the experience, as throughout the story different sections of the Garden will be visited. The “Garden of Light” is one of the most beautiful environments to ever be created in virtual reality. It will truly leave a lasting impression on viewers and can only be seen using the Oculus Rift.

About Angeles Vista Creative Ventures:

AVCV, LLC was founded by industry veteran Micah Jackson to create compelling games, VR content and to pursue creative ideas. After working for several, large, multi-national corporations in a creative role, AVCV was formed as an alternative to mass audience entertainment. The goal is to produce games and content that originate from a place of wonder, and ultimately create a profound emotional connection. Entertainment that sparks a smile, stirs imagination and occasionally causes some frustration…but in a good way! More information is available at: www.AVCV.biz

Blindspotting

Republic Records and global content leader Lionsgate have released the video for “Easy Come, Easy Go”, a track from the official soundtrack for the critically-acclaimed feature film Blindspotting from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label. The soundtrack is being released in three installments with the first, The Collin EP, available at all digital retailers now, while the second and third releases, The Miles EP and The Town EP are coming soon. Blindspotting is in theaters now.

Watch the video for “Easy Come, Easy Go” HERE
Get Blindspotting: The Collin EP HERE
Intercutting film dialogue, spoken word and impressive rhymes and vocals, this musical companion showcases the expansive talents of the films’ stars and screenwriters Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs who exclusively wrote and performed the bulk of the material.

They’re joined by hip-hop heavyweights such as the legendary E-40 on “Not A Game”and Mistah F.A.B. on “In My City.

Check out the full track listing for the first release below.

View the official trailer HERE.

BLINDSPOTTING: THE COLLIN EP TRACKLISTING

  1. Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs – “Commander Smiley”
  2. Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs – “Easy Come, Easy Go”
  3. Mistah F.A.B., Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs – “In My City”
  4. Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs – “Chopped”
  5. Moe Green, Daveed Diggs, & Kiana Ledé – “Running to the Sky”
  6. E-40, Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs – “Not a Game”
  7. Marc Bamuthi Joseph – “Stories for Freedom”
  8. Daveed Diggs & Emmy Raver – “Something in the Water”

SYNOPSIS

Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.

Collin (Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the neighborhood they grew up in.

Bursting with energy, style, and humor, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

Blindspotting will be released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label in association with Codeblack Films and Snoot Entertainment.

The Wife

Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern Directed by: Björn Runge

Screenplay by: Jane Anderson

Based on the Book by: Meg Wolitzer

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Rated: R

After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife.

Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950’s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later-a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

YG’s New Album ‘Stay Dangerous’

YG’S NEW ALBUM STAY DANGEROUS SET FOR AUGUST 3rd RELEASE ON DEF JAM RECORDINGS; ALBUM PRE-ORDER LAUNCHES TODAY

STAY DANGEROUS FEATURES SMASH HIT “BIG BANK”, “SUU WHOOP” & NEW SINGLE “HANDGUN” FEATURING A$AP ROCKY

“HANDGUN” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES TODAY; YG TO PERFORM STAY DANGEROUS LIVE AT ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT & 4HUNNID FASHION SHOW ON AUG.5

PRE-ORDER YG’S STAY DANGEROUS: https://YG.lnk.to/StayDangerous

Multi-platinum Bompton-based rapper YG doubles up today with the launch of the pre-order for his eagerly awaited new album STAY DANGEROUS arriving next Friday, August 3rd via Def Jam Recordings (tracklisting below) – and the release of a new single and music video for one of the album’s premiere tracks, “Handgun” featuring A$AP Rocky. The“Handgun” video will exclusively be broadcasted on BET Jams for the first 24 hours of its release.

LISTEN TO “HANDGUN” HERE: https://YG.lnk.to/Handgun
WATCH “HANDGUN” VIDEO HERE: https://YG.lnk.to/HandgunOfficialVideo

STAY DANGEROUS is also now available for pre-order through SPOTIFY’s exclusive Pre-Save platform at https://YG.lnk.to/StayDangerousPreSave. SPOTIFY Pre-Save allows fans to save an album to their collection before it is released and all 3 instant grat tracks will automatically be added to their library and any playlist they choose. Fans who pre-save the album will also receive a Stay Dangerous prize pack which includes, a Stay Dangerous hoodie, Stay Dangerous hat, and a physical copy of the album.

Anticipation is building up to the release of STAY DANGEROUS, follow-up to YG’s acclaimed Still Brazy (June 2016), hailed by the New York Times as “an artisanal, proletarian Los Angeles gangster rap record.” On August 5th, two days after the new album drops, YG will host the STAY DANGEROUS album release concert at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where he will perform the album live in its entirety for the first time. The event will include a fashion show for YG’s popular clothing line 4Hunnid, which will be debuting its new “Kut & Sew” line. Buy tickets for the event here.

“Handgun” follows up YG’s smash single “Big Bank” featuring Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz and Big Sean, released in June, the first single pick from STAY DANGEROUS. The music video for “Big Bank” has amassed over 32 million views. Check out the music video here!

YG has appeared in several films since 2012, including his own Bompton-centric documentary Blame It On the Streets. His next appearance will be in White Boy Rick, a true crime drama upcoming September 2018 from Sony Pictures, starring Matthew McConaughey and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta). Check out the movie trailer at: https://youtu.be/qns48PtK2io

STAY DANGEROUS TRACKLIST

1. 10 TIMES
2. BULLETPROOF (FEAT. JAY 305)
3. HANDGUN (FEAT. A$AP ROCKY)
4. SUU WHOOP
5. CANT GET IN KANADA
6. TOO COCKY
7. BIG BANK (FEAT. 2 CHAINZ & BIG SEAN & NICKI MINAJ)
8. POWER (FEAT. TY DOLLA $IGN)
9. SLAY (FEAT. QUAVO)
10. 666 (FEAT. YOUNGBOY NEVER BROKE AGAIN)
11. TOO BRAZY (FEAT. MOZZY)
12. PUSSY MONEY FAME
13. DEEPER THAN RAP
14. FREE THE HOMIES INTERLUDE
15. BOMPTOWN FINEST

Celebrities Show Support at final E-Prix

Natalie Dormer, David Gandy and Mark Strong amongst the celebrities New York City Formula E-Prix

Celebrities including Natalie Dormer, David Gandy, Taron Egerton and Mark Strong joined the Panasonic Jaguar Racing team in the pit lanes, to show their support at the last ABB FIA Formula E Championship race of the season.

‘Game of Thrones’ star and screenwriter of the anticipated feature film ‘In Darkness’, Natalie Dormer, spent the day at the New York City E-Prix – joining drivers Mitch Evans and Nelson Piquet Jr on the grid just before the Jaguar I-TYPE raced around the streets of Brooklyn.

She was one of a host of other motorsport enthusiasts who attended the race meeting, including models David Gandy and Oliver Cheshire, as well as British actors Taron Egerton, Mark Strong and Rupert Friend.

Mark Strong took time out to speak about his upcoming film ‘Shazam!’, and his role in a new series called ‘Temple’ which will feature on Sky Atlantic in the UK. Taron Egerton also shared news on his latest movie, where he’s set to play Elton John in ‘Elton John’s Life in 3 Weeks’.

Full story by Global Media Centre and can be viewed here:

https://www.globalmediacentre.com/news/celebrities-show-their-support-panasonic-jaguar-racing-team-nyc

RELEASE OF “BLINDSPOTTING” SOUNDTRACK

Republic Records and global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) today announced the release of the official soundtrack for the critically-acclaimed feature film Blindspotting from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label. The soundtrack will be released in three different installments with the first, The Collin EP, available at all digital retailers today, and the second release, The Miles EP, to go live on July 27th in tandem with the film’s North American theatrical opening. The two EP releases are named after the lead characters. More information on the full soundtrack and final release, The Town EP, will be announced soon. Blindspotting is set for release in select theaters on July 20th and goes wide on July 27th.

Get Blindspotting: The Collin EP HERE.

Intercutting film dialogue, spoken word and impressive rhymes and vocals, this musical companion showcases the expansive talents of the films’ stars and screenwriters Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs who exclusively wrote and performed the bulk of the material. They’re joined by hip-hop heavyweights such as the legendary E-40 on “Not A Game” and Mistah F.A.B. on “In My City.”

Check out the full track listing for the first release below.

View the official trailer HERE.

BLINDSPOTTING: THE COLLIN EP TRACKLISTING

1 Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs – “Commander Smiley”

2 Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs – “Easy Come, Easy Go”

3 Mistah F.A.B., Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs – “In My City”

4 Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs – “Chopped”

5 Moe Green, Daveed Diggs, & Kiana Ledé  – “Running to the Sky”

6 E-40, Rafael Casal, Daveed Diggs – “Not a Game”

7 Marc Bamuthi Joseph – “Stories for Freedom”

8 Daveed Diggs & Emmy Raver – “Something in the Water”

SYNOPSIS

Lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal co-wrote and star in this timely and wildly entertaining story about the intersection of race and class set against the backdrop of a rapidly gentrifying Oakland.

Collin (Diggs) must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning.  He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles (Casal), work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the neighborhood they grew up in.

Bursting with energy, style, and humor, and infused with the spirit of rap, hip hop, and spoken word, Blindspotting, boldly directed by Carlos López Estrada in his feature film debut, is a provocative hometown love letter that glistens with humanity.

Blindspotting will be released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label in association with Codeblack Films and Snoot Entertainment.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS

A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

ABOUT LIONSGATE

The first major new studio in decades, Lionsgate is a global content platform whose films, television series, digital products and linear and over-the-top platforms reach next generation audiences around the world.  In addition to its filmed entertainment leadership, Lionsgate content drives a growing presence in interactive and location-based entertainment, gaming, virtual reality and other new entertainment technologies.  Lionsgate’s content initiatives are backed by a 16,000-title film and television library and delivered through a global licensing infrastructure.  The Lionsgate brand is synonymous with original, daring and ground-breaking content created with special emphasis on the evolving patterns and diverse composition of the Company’s worldwide consumer base.