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LABOR DAY ROUNDUP: Maximum Impact, Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far on Foot, Johnny Gruesome, The Sisters Brothers, Reprisal, Elliott: The Littlest Reindeer and more!

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot arrives on Digital on October 2 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD October 9

Experience “one of the best performances of Joaquin Phoenix’s career” (SlashFilm) when the Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh™ Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot arrives on Digital on October 2 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital) and DVD October 9 from Lionsgate. Directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant[1] (Best Director, Milk, 2008; Good Will Hunting, 1997), and adapted from the autobiography of Portland’s controversial but praised cartoonist John Callahan, the honest and moving comedy follows the true-life story of Callahan’s road to recovery from his addictions through art after becoming a quadriplegic due to a life-changing accident. Academy Award® nominee Jonah Hill (Best Supporting Actor, The Wolf of Wall Street, 2013; Moneyball, 2011), Academy Award® nominee Rooney Mara (Best Supporting Actress, Carol, 2015; Best Actress, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, 2011), and Golden Globe® nominee Jack Black (Best Actor, Bernie, 2011; School of Rock, 2004) give outstanding performances alongside Phoenix. Including two insightful making-of featurettes, the Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment — with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic sponsor (Jonah Hill) — Callahan discovers a gift for drawing edgy, irreverent newspaper cartoons that develop an international following and grant him a new lease on life. Based on a true story, this poignant, insightful, and often funny drama about the healing power of art is adapted from Callahan’s autobiography and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Gus Van Sant. Jack Black, Carrie Brownstein, Beth Ditto, and Kim Gordon also star.

 

BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Inside the Accident” Featurette
  • “Inside the Hospital” Featurette

 

CAST

Joaquin Phoenix                    Walk the Line, The Master, Her

Jonah Hill                               The Wolf of Wall Street, Moneyball

Rooney Mara                         The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Jack Black                             Jumanji, School of Rock, High Fidelity

“MAXIMUM IMPACT” STARRING ALEXANDER NEVSKY WINS BIG AT “ACTION ON FILM” FESTIVAL AND IS READY FOR RELEASE IN NORTH AMERICA

MAXIMUM IMPACT”  In Theaters on September 28, 2018 

Starring international action star Alexander Nevsky  (SHOWDOWN IN MANILA) MAXIMUM IMPACT won “Best Action Film of the Year” Award at the 14th annual Action on Film International Festival in Las Vegas. MAXIMUM IMPACT also won in “Best Action Sequence” and “Best Special Effects” categories. Mr. Nevsky was honored with the festival’s 2018 “Breakout Action Star” Award and his co-star Matthias Hues received “Icon” Award. 

Written by Ross LaManna (RUSH HOUR) and directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak (ROMEO MUST DIE), the MAXIMUM IMPACT cast includes Kelly Hu (THE SCORPION KING), William Baldwin (THE PURGE: THE TV SERIES), Tom Arnold (TRUE LIES), Mark Dacascos (JOHN WICK 3: PARABELLUM), and Danny Trejo (MACHETE).  

MAXIMUM IMPACT will be released in North America in theaters on September 28, 2018, and On Demand, DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Video on October 2, 2018. Distributors are Unified Pictures and Sony. 

SYNOPSISWhen the granddaughter of the US Secretary of the State is kidnapped in Moscow, an agent of the Federal Security Service of Russia (Alexander Nevsky) and the US Secret Service are forced to put aside their differences and work together to prevent a full-scale international crisis. 

MAXIMUM IMPACT is produced by Nevsky through his Los Angeles-based production company Hollywood Storm.  Nevsky is a former Mr. Universe and is an established movie star in Russia/CIS. His credits include Moscow Heat, Undisputed, Treasure Raiders, Somewhere and Black Rose, for which he also directed. Nevsky represents Russia as a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and votes for the Golden Globes.

Mr. Nevsky’s statement: “Maximum Impact” is the biggest film in my career and I’m so glad it was recognized in such a great way at the Action on Film Festival! I’m also happy to receive the “Breakout Action Star Award” and would like to thank “Action on Film International Film Festival” and it’s president Mr. Del Weston for this honor! But I couldn’t be here without my idols Arnold Schwarzenegger, Ralf Moeller and Matthias Hues so I would like to thank them as well for all the inspiration and support over the years!”

New trailer for JOHNNY GRUESOME – out this October!

Running tire marks around Ghost Rider…

More vengeful than the Crow…

Johnny Gruesome grants y’all a death wish this fall.

This October, Johnny Grissom returns for revenge.

High school students Eric Carter and Johnny Grissom are best friends. Johnny is a heavy metal rebel nicknamed “Johnny Gruesome” by his classmates. When Johnny is murdered while on a drunken joyride, his killer persuades Eric and Johnny’s girlfriend to help him make the murder look like an accidental death. Johnny returns from the grave as a murderous, wisecracking zombie hell bent on revenge.

Based on the award-winning novel by Gregory Lamberson (Slime City, Killer Rack), who also directs, Johnny Gruesome stars Anthony De La Torre, Byron Brown II and Michael DeLorenzo.

>From Uncork’d Entertainment, Johnny Gruesome on VOD 10/16 and DVD 1/1/2019.

REPRISAL Starring Frank Grillo, Bruce Willis, and Jonathon Schaech in Theaters, On Demand, and on iTunes Today!

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REPRISAL
In Theaters, On Demand, and On iTunes Today!
Jacob (Frank Grillo), a bank manager haunted by a violent heist that took the life of a coworker, teams up with his ex-cop neighbor, James (Bruce Willis), to bring down the assailant. While the two men work together to figure out the thief’s next move, Gabriel (Johnathon Schaech), the highly-trained criminal, is one step ahead. When Gabriel kidnaps Jacob’s wife (Olivia Culpo) and daughter, Jacob barrels down a path of bloodshed that initiates an explosive counterattack and brings all three men to the breaking point.
Action legend Bruce Willis (the Die Hard series), Frank Grillo (Captain America: The Winter Soldier, TV’s Kingdom) and Johnathon Schaech (TV’s Legends of Tomorrow) team up in the tense dramatic thriller REPRISAL.
Cast: Frank Grillo, Bruce Willis, Olivia Culpo, Johnathon Schaech
Directed by: Brian A. Miller
Produced by: Randall Emmett, p.g.a., George Furla, p.g.a., Mark Stewart, p.g.a.
Written by: Bryce Hammons
Genre: Action Thriller
Rating: R
Distributor: Lionsgate Premiere

First trailer for highly anticipated MAKING COCO : THE GRANT FUHR STORY

Upstream Flix is partnering again with Award winning producer Adam Scorgie (Ice Guardians, The Culture High, Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo) in conjunction with Oilers Entertainment Group VP Don Metz and Co-Producer Shane Fennessey for Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story.  Upstream Flix plan to release the film in late 2018.

Don Metz directs this captivating cinematic chronicle on one of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic goalies in the history of the NHL. The feature has been announced as the closing Gala film at the Calgary International Film Festival.

Featured contributors in the documentary include Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Martin Brodeur, Brett Hull, Chris Pronger and many more of the NHL’s royalty.

Fuhr, along with a number of his teammates, will provide a never-before-seen exclusive look into the high-flying Oilers dynasty of the 80’s, what made them so successful, and the infamous challenges that they faced. All-time rivals will speak to what it was like playing against the greatest goalie on the greatest team in the NHL’s 100-year history. Those closest to Grant will take the audience on a journey behind the mask to understand who the mixed-race superstar truly is.

Barely 19, Grant ‘Coco’ Fuhr became starting goalie for the most exciting team in NHL history. In his mid-30’s, he played 76 consecutive and 79 total games in an 82-game season to set two league records, then followed that ironman performance by playing 73 the following season on a completely rebuilt knee. During the decade and a half between, he employed his acrobatic style and cat-like reflexes to backstop five Stanley Cup champions and two Canada Cup winners, cementing a reputation as the ultimate “money goalie”. He also got himself demoted to the minors for calling the hometown fans jerks, announced his retirement at the age of 26 in an attempt to force a famously hard-nosed general manager to renegotiate a long-term contract, and was suspended for an entire NHL season for conduct deemed “dishonourable and against the welfare of the league” for substance use, only to return and redeem himself as one of the game’s true greats.

“I think he’s the best goaltender in the history of the NHL.” – Wayne Gretzky

THE SISTERS BROTHERS – New Poster from Annapurna Pictures – Starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed

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THE SISTERS BROTHERS opens September 21, 2018 in NY and LA
From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (Rust and BoneA Prophet), and based on the novel by Patrick deWitt, THE SISTERS BROTHERS is a reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man.
It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents…and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli (Reilly) rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie (Phoenix) has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo’s assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other’s methods.
The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California – a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?
THE SISTERS BROTHERS also stars Jake Gyllenhaal as learned scout John Morris, and Riz Ahmed as fugitive chemist Hermann Kermit Warm.

SCREEN MEDIA ACQUIRES U.S. RIGHTS TO ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER TO RELEASE THEATRICALLY IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

Screen Media announces today the acquisition of the U.S. distribution rights to the animated gem ELLIOT: THE LITTLEST REINDEER, featuring the voices of Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games Trilogy), Samantha Bee (TBS’s “Full Frontal”), John Cleese (Monty Python, A Fish Called Wanda, Shrek), Martin Short (“Saturday Night Live,” Father of the Bride), Jeff Dunham (The Nut Job) and Morena Baccarin (“Homeland”). The animated feature directed by Jennifer Westcott (Locked in a Garage Band) and produced by Lucas Lynette-Krech, Awesometown Entertainment in association with Elgin Road Productions Ltd., will release theatrically on November 30, 2018. The deal was negotiated by Screen Media’s SVP, Worldwide Acquisitions Seth Needle and Double Dutch International’s CEO Jason Moring and SVP of Sales & Acquisitions, Mark Padilla. Elevation Pictures will release in Canada.

“Elliot is an awesome inspirational tale of overcoming the odds and dreaming big to achieve your goals — all of which is what we strive for at Screen Media. Elliot is the perfect family holiday movie and we know audiences nationwide are going to love it.” said Seth Needle, SVP of Worldwide Acquisitions at Screen Media.

“We are very proud to have Screen Media as our partner on this wonderful film that the whole family can enjoy together” said Mark Padilla, SVP of Sales & Acquisitions at Double Dutch International.

Elliot, a small but determined miniature horse, travels to the North Pole to compete for a spot alongside the famous reindeer that pull Santa’s sleigh.  Against all odds, Elliot and his friend Hazel the goat set out to prove that no dream is too big if you just believe in yourself.

Gravitas Ventures releases 3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Audé Story in Los Angeles theatrically on 9/ 28 and on VOD / Digital 10/2!!

3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Audé Story is a feature length documentary about an American actor, who was sent to death row in one of the most dangerous prisons in Pakistan for a crime he didn’t commit.

 

While on a business trip Erik was sent to Pakistan where he was arrested at Islamabad International Airport when they found 3.6 kilos of opium hidden in the lining of his suitcase. He was sent to remand where he was beaten, electrocuted and water tortured for the next three days. He maintained his innocence and refused to cop a plea even though it meant less jail time. Once confirmed that Erik did this unknowingly, he was offered a deal for a guilty plea. When Erik was asked the question: “what’s worth more to you, your pride or your freedom?” Erik choose pride.

 

Erik endured 3 years in Adiala Central Jail in Rawalpindi, one of the most dangerous prisons in the world, where he was forced to fight every day to survive. Due to a stroke of luck through his relationship with Casting Director Joey Paul Jensen and the help of former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Erik was released in December of 2004.

 

Today, Erik is a working actor, stunt coordinator and professional poker player, a skill he learned from the 1986 Pan Am hijackers while in prison. This film features actors Quinton Aaron (The Blindside), Meagan Good (Think Like A Man), and former Major League Baseball player, Jose Canseco.

Erik Audé has appeared as an actor, stuntman and served as stunt coordinator in numerous films and television series including American Sniper, Dunkirk, The Scorpion King, Dude! Where’s My Car?This is Us, Sons of Anarchy and the upcoming FX series, The Mayans. Erik portrayed himself in an episode of National Geographic Channel’s “Locked Up Abroad.”

FilmmakerJamielyn Lippman’s producer/director’s credits include the Brook Shields executive-produced When the Bough Breaks: A Documentary About Postpartum Depression and Die Trying about the day-to-day lives of Hollywood actors.

CROWN AND ANCHOR starring Michael Rowe, Matt Wells, Natalie Brown, Stephen McHattie, Natalie Brown, Robert Joy, Sophia Wells….in select US theaters starting Sept 12th!

 

Crown and Anchor – Official Teaser Trailer #1 (2018) from Crown & Anchor on Vimeo.

Forced to return home for his mother’s funeral, police officer James Downey (Michael Rowe) finds his estranged cousin Danny Power (Matt Wells) trying to survive his abusive criminal father. Danny is way over his head, the victim of the sad cycle of addiction and violence he was born into. James’ traumas come back to haunt him as he attempts to save what is left of the family he once desperately tried to escape. 
 
ABOUT THE FILMMAKER

Andrew Rowe – Writer/Director/Story

Andrew Rowe has always been obsessed with movies. As a five year-old, he thought that the greatest job ever would be to work at a video store. It wasn’t about the free rentals, it was because he naively thought that’s where movies were made.  As he learned about his early passion for film, he narrowed his focus on the role of the director, fascinated with the idea that directors imprint their films with their own style and personal vision. He sought out and viewed films by Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann, Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Altman, Jonathan Demme, Stanley Kubrick, John Carpenter and many more. Becoming a writer and director became his focus. After earning a B.A. in history in 2006, he left his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland to attend film school in Vancouver, British Columbia. When he got there, though, he took a detour and invested his tuition money in equipment and his time in learning by doing. He started writing comedy sketches to produce low budget shorts. In 2008, he formed the comedy troupe Wild Driver and wrote, directed, performed in and edited over 25 digital shorts.

In 2011, Andrew won the Best Writing and Best Acting Ensemble awards at the Vancouver 24-Hour Film Festival. His film, “Lies,” became one of the audience’s top five favorites and earned second place among the judges’ top five films selection. In 2012, his script for “Sleepy Stories” was selected to be made by the Crazy8s Film Event. A hit at Crazy8s, it went on to screen at the Whistler and the Atlantic Film Festivals. In December 2014, his script and pitch won the prestigious MPPIA Short Film Award, which offers the largest bursary for short films in Canada and provided him production funding for his critically acclaimed, award-winning short film,  “Vehicular Romanticide.” Crown and Anchor marks his feature film debut.

When Calls the Heart: Year 5 Comes to DVD October 2 from Shout! Factory

In October, Shout! Factory will release the complete fifth season of one of television’s most romantic and family friendly dramas, When Calls the Heart: Year Five (The Television Movie Collection), in a 6-disc DVD set. An exclusive offer of the release with all six movies from the show’s fifth season, alongside a devotional book by Brian Bird and Michelle Cox entitled When God Calls the Heart will be on shelves at Walmart on October 2. The standard 6-disc DVD set will be available everywhere on October 16.
From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls The Heart, a beautiful story filled with “many of the values we all hold precious such as love, family, friendship, community, faith and caring about one another” (Military Press)!
Hearties, rejoice! This six-DVD set collects all of the romance and drama from Year Five of the warm and wonderful When Calls The Heart. Return once again to the town of Hope Valley as schoolteacher Elizabeth (Krakow), Mountie Jack (Lissing), Café owner-turned-Mayor Abigail (Loughlin), and all of your favorite characters bravely face the challenges of frontier life … and those of the heart.
Executive produced by Michael Landon Jr., When Calls the Heart currently airs on The Hallmark Channel.
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