ANNOUNCEMENTSEARLY MORNING ROUNDUP: COCO, SUBMISSION, PAD MAN, SATELLITE GIRL, MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER BONUS SCREENINGS
SUBMISSION lands a new trailer! Directed by: Richard Levine (“Nip/Tuck” and “Masters of Sex”) Starring: Stanley Tucci (Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, Hunger Games), Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” The Edge of Seventeen), Addison Timlin (“Californication,”The Town That Dreaded Sundown) Ted Swenson (Stanley Tucci) is a once-acclaimed author who teaches writing at a small liberal arts college. Though his marriage to Sherrie (Kyra Sedgwick) is comfortable, he finds himself drowning in...
February 12, 201816 min
SUBMISSION lands a new trailer!
Directed by: Richard Levine (“Nip/Tuck” and “Masters of Sex”)
Starring: Stanley Tucci (Julie & Julia, The Devil Wears Prada, Hunger Games), Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” The Edge of Seventeen), Addison Timlin (“Californication,”The Town That Dreaded Sundown)
Ted Swenson (Stanley Tucci) is a once-acclaimed author who teaches writing at a small liberal arts college. Though his marriage to Sherrie (Kyra Sedgwick) is comfortable, he finds himself drowning in discontent—stuffy departmental dinners at which he drinks too much, smug colleagues whom he dislikes yet fears he resembles, and an endless stream of students who are as untalented as they are unteachable. But when a new pupil, Angela Argo (Addison Timlin), showspromise Ted focuses on nurturing her career, and she appears more than willing to devote the one-on-one time required. Basking in Angela’s youth, talent, and admiration, just as she benefits from Ted’s wisdom, experience, and professional connections, it’s only a matter of time before lines are crossed and it becomes unclear whether Ted is predator or prey and Angela is victim or victimizer. Based on the acclaimed novel “Blue Angel” by Francine Prose, which slyly updates the 1930 Marlene Dietrich/Josef Von Sternberg classic for today’s politically correct times, SUBMISSION is a biting morality play about lust, ambition, power, and living in a world where scandal is as likely to make a reputation as destroy it.
PAD MAN | Akshay Kumar Fan Q&A
Watch Bollywood star Akshay Kumar answer questions submitted by fans via IMDb in support of writer/director R. Balki’s PAD MAN. Based on the unbelievable true story, the Bollywood dramedy following a self-educated inventor (Kumar) who sets out to remove the cultural stigma surrounding menstruation in rural India is now playing in select theaters!
Now Playing In Select Theaters
In rural India, a determined inventor upsets his family and invites talk of scandal when he tries to develop and market a low-cost sanitary pad with the goal of improving feminine hygiene and erasing the stigma around periods.
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte
Written & Directed by: R. Balki
Produced by: Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Gauri Shinde, Anil Naidu, Prashant Shah, Perenaa Arora, Arjun K. Kapoor
Based on the short story “The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land,” from The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad by Twinkle Khanna
COCO is coming to Digital HD and Blu-ray this month! Here are deleted scenes!
In anticipation of next week’s release of the Disney•Pixar’s Coco on Digital and Movies Anywhere on Tuesday, February 13, check out two deleted scenes not seen in theaters below:
Nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature and winner of 11 Annie Awards, Disney•Pixar’s Coco also finds its way onto 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray,™ DVD and On-Demand on February 27.
Mary and The Witch’s Flower Earns Special Two-Day Encore Screenings
“Mary and The Witch’s Flower” Lands as Top Grossing GKIDS
Release and Earns Special Two-Day Screenings
February 24 and 26 Due to Overwhelming Fan Demand
WHAT: The debut title from Studio Ponoc, “Mary and The Witch’s Flower,”will get a special encore screening following its successful January 18 premiere in cinemas. Grossing more than $1.1m for the special premiere event with Fathom Events led to the film debuting at number 3 at that day’s box office, with the highest per-screen- average-attendance. The total box office gross following the select theatrical release of the film now stands at $1.9m, making the title also the most successful GKIDS theatrical release in the company’s history.
This stunning, action-packed fantasy adventure is the second collaboration between Academy Award ® -nominated director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (Studio Ghibli’s When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty) and two-time Academy Award ® – nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There).
Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College – a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right.
WHO: Fathom Events, GKIDS and Studio Ponoc
WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 2018; 12:55 p.m. local time (screened with English dub)
Monday, February 26, 2018; 7:00 p.m. local time (screened in original Japanese with
WHERE: Tickets for “Mary and The Witch’s Flower” encore will be available online starting today or by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations will be available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
GKIDS Acquires Rights to SATELLITE GIRL AND MILK COW | Now Available on Select Platforms!
GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced that it is has acquired the North American distribution rights to SATELLITE GIRL AND MILK COW, from acclaimed Korean director Chang Hyung-yun. Sales agent INDIESTORY represents the title worldwide.
SATELLITE GIRL AND MILK COW is available for streaming now via the VRV Select channel on VRV, an audience-focused aggregation platform, and will be followed by a theatrical and home video release this summer.
“I knew from the moment I first saw Satellite Girl and Milk Cow that we had to be involved,” said David Jesteadt, GKIDS’ president. “It is safe to say that you are unlikely to have ever seen anything like this movie before-a truly original, fantasy anime sci-fi rom-com, just bursting with humor and heart. I’m hoping as many people as possible get the opportunity to see this remarkable film.”
An out of commission satellite picks up a lovelorn ballad on her radio antenna and descends to Earth to find the source of such sincere emotions. But on the way she is caught in the crossfire of a raging magical battle and is transformed into Satellite Girl, complete with Astro Boy-like rocket shoes and weapon-firing limbs. Meanwhile, the balladeer in question – a loser 20 something at a café open mic – meets the fate that befalls all broken-hearted lovers: he is turned into a farm animal. But love knows no bounds, and aided by the wise and powerful Merlin – a wizard who has been turned into a roll of toilet paper – our duo must evade the all-consuming incinerator monster, the wily pig witch, and other nefarious adversaries in an attempt to be together. From the brilliant and slightly twisted mind of writer/director Chang Hyung-yun, Satellite Girl and Milk Cow is a heartfelt and wildly entertaining commentary on the possibility for human connection in the crazy, mixed-up, post-modern world we live in.