PRE-THANKSGIVING ROUNDUP: JUDD APATOW, FRIEND REQUEST, THE FOREIGNER, F THE PROM, FLASHBURN, BERNIE THE DOLPHIN & MORE!

Judd Apatow Returns to Stand-up on Netflix

Filmed in front of a packed house in Montreal, Apatow dives into the challenges of raising teenage daughters, trying to make President Obama laugh and much more. Apatow is also the co-creator of the Netflix original series Love.

Friend Request Arrives on Digital HD 12/19 and Blu-ray and DVD 1/9

The consequences are deadly when black magic mixes with social media in Friend Request, arriving on Digital December 19 and on Blu-ray™ (plus Digital), DVD and On Demand January 9 from Lionsgate. Alycia Debnam-Carey (“Fear the Walking Dead,” Into the Storm) leads the terrifying feature, which also stars William Moseley (The Chronicles of Narnia franchise, “The Royals”), Connor Paolo (“Revenge,” “Gossip Girl”), Brit Morgan (“Supergirl,” “Graceland”) and Liesl Ahlers (The Challenger Disaster).

 

Laura (Alycia Debnam-Carey) is a popular college student who lives her college life to the fullest and gladly shares it with her 800 Facebook friends. But when she accepts a friend request from her mysterious classmate Marina (Liesl Ahlers), she unwittingly sets a terrible curse in motion. The dead girl’s impenetrable profile begins to drive Laura into isolation. It takes control of Laura’s virtual world and her real life as well. One after another, her closest friends die horrendous deaths, leaving Laura with only a few days to solve the enigma of this haunting curse to save the few friends she has left, as well as her own life.

 

The home entertainment release of Friend Request features exclusive bonus content including the “Friend Request: The Social Nightmare” featurette. A compelling blend of horror movie traditions and modern social media elements, Friend Request will be available on Blu-ray and DVD for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

 

BLU-RAY/DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “Friend Request: The Social Nightmare” Featurette

THE FOREIGNER arrives on Digital on December 26 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 9

Global superstar Jackie Chan (Rush Hour trilogy) returns to the big screen like you’ve never seen him before in the action-packed film, The Foreigner, arriving on Digital on December 26, 2017 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand on January 9, 2018 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by Martin Campbell (Casino Royale), the film also stars Pierce Brosnan (Tomorrow Never Dies), Katie Leung (Harry Potter franchise), Orla Brady (Wuthering Heights), Charlie Murphy (Philomena), and Michael McElhatton (“Game of Thrones”). With impressive action sequences and edge-of-your-seat twists and turns, The Foreigner, from STXfilms (Bad Moms franchise), tells a compelling and emotional story of justice, redemption, and retribution. Filled with gripping and explosive scenes, the film also comes with special bonus features including a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the film and interviews with the cast.

 

Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan star in The Foreigner, a timely action thriller from the director of Casino Royale and Goldeneye. Chan stars as humble London businessman Quan, whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fueled vendetta when the only person left for him to love — his teenage daughter — is taken from him in a senseless act of politically-motivated terrorism. In his relentless search for the identity of the terrorists, Quan is forced into a cat- and-mouse conflict with a British government official (Brosnan), whose own past may hold clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL

  • The Making of The Foreigner
  • Interviews
  • Trailer #1
  • Trailer #2

 

The Foreigner will be available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

F THE PROM arrives on EST and VOD December 5

Fine Brothers Entertainment’s (FBE) — the award winning media company (the team behind popular “React” series) — first feature length comedy, F the Prom, starring Danielle Campbell (“The Originals,” Disney Channel’s “StarStruck”), Joel Courtney (Super 8), Madelaine Petsch (“Riverdale”), Ian Ziering (Sharknado) and Cheri Oteri (“Saturday Night Live”), arrives December 5th from The Orchard. The cast also includes Meg DeLacy (“Side Effects”), Cameron Palatas (“Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous”), and Luke Bilyk (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”). The film was directed by Benny Fine and Co-written with his brother Rafi and Molly Prather.

 

Former best friends Maddy and Cole exist on opposite ends of the high school social spectrum. When Maddy’s reign as most popular girl abruptly ends, the duo reconnects as they conspire to ruin the ultimate popularity contest: senior prom. F the Prom, has a run time of 92 minutes.

 

FLASHBURN starring Sean Patrick Flannery and Cameron Richardson – On Demand Release – December 5, 2017

Level 33 Entertainment has announced today the upcoming release of the Sci-Fi Thriller feature film FLASHBURN from Smoke Hammer Media starring Sean Patrick Flannery (The Boondock Saints, The Evil Within, & Saw 3D: The Final Chapter), Cameron Richardson (Alvin and the Chipmunks, Rise: Blood Hunter, & Holy Ghost People), Roman (Lawrence) McPherson (Parallel: Dimension Under Siege, Manglehorn, & Beyond Darkness), Nick Stevenson (Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black”, The Son, & The Long Road Home), Jordan Kimley (Couples Retreat, Wedding Pact, & Street Millionaire), Justin Fischer (ABC’s “American Crime”, & The Executioners) & LaDon Drummond (Johnny’s Gone, 200 Degrees, & Game Of Death). The film will available via all On Demand platforms including iTunes, Amazon Video, Comcast XFinity, Spectrum Cable, DirecTV, AT&T, and many more.

 FLASHBURN was written and directed by Giorgio Serafini (200 Degrees, Johnny’s Gone, & Game of Death) from a story by Garry Charles (200 Degrees, Welcome to Acapulco, & Day of the Mummy). The film was produced by Scott Dolezal (The Hot Chick, The Chosen One, & Angels in Stardust) for Smoke Hammer Media.

In FLASHBURN, Wes Nolan wakes up in an abandoned warehouse with a case of amnesia. He has been kidnapped by someone named “Lazarus” who has him held captive in order to obtain the cure for an Ebola outbreak. Wes was a virologist and microbiologist who was working to engineer a bacteria protein carrier to attack the Ebola before it could destroy human cells. Instead of destroying the Ebola, Wes’ protein mutated the virus into something much more potent. Now Wes must try to regain his memory and discover what really happened to him so that he can find a cure to the disease that’s wiping out much of the human population.

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‘Bernie The Dolphin’ Swims To The Big Screen with AMBI Group, Fairway Film Alliance, and Grindstone Entertainment

It was revealed today that Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s AMBI Group will team with Kirk Harris and Marty Poole’s Fairway Film Alliance to finance and produce a new live-action family feature titled “Bernie the Dolphin,” which will star Lola Sultan (“In Dubious Battle,” “This Beautiful Fantastic”) in the lead role, alongside Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”, “Andromeda”, and recent directorial hit “Let There Be Light”), Patrick Muldoon (“Melrose Place”, “Starship Troopers”), and Stelio Savante (“Ugly Betty”, “My Super Ex-Girlfriend”).

 

Kirk Harris will direct “Bernie the Dolphin” from a screenplay written by Terri Emerson and Marty Poole. The Fairway Film Alliance partners (Poole and Harris) will produce the film alongside AMBI principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, as we well as Tony Armer, the Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater, FL. Executive producers are Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb with Stelio Savante as associate producer. Lola Sultan is represented by CESD Young Talent, Spotlight Management, and B2B Media. Sultan has appeared in over 20 commercials including the cult Frito-Lay “Trade you” national spot, which has aired more than 15,000 times and has 30M views online. She can be seen next in “Monsters At Large” which is being released in March 2018 by Grindstone/Lions Gate. Patrick Muldoon is represented by Primary Wave Entertainment, and Stelio Savante is represented by Stewart Talent.

 

AMBI Distribution, the worldwide sales arm of the AMBI Group, introduced the project at the American Film Market (AFM) last week and immediately closed a number of major global distribution deals. Lionsgate’s (NYSE: LGF) Grindstone Entertainment acquired all North American distribution rights on behalf of Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The film has currently secured deals in over 25 foreign territories.

 

The movie setting for this enchanting adventure for the entire family takes place in the fictional and sun-soaked beaches of Sea City, Florida. It is summer break for nine-year old bookworm Holly (Sultan) and her eleven-year old big brother Kevin, both of whom love the ocean, having formed a unique bond with a pod of local dolphins they visit every day. It is here that Holly discovers she has the uncanny ability to talk to the dolphins!

 

When the kids uncover a secret plan by their dad’s evil boss and Sea City’s greedy mayor that could destroy their beach, they almost drown while attempting to escape. Luckily, the dolphins come to the rescue and save Holly, but in the process, her favorite dolphin is separated from his family.  Beached and alone, he is rescued by the Sea City Marine Animal Sanctuary with a very bad sunburn on his back.

 

With time running out to release Bernie The Dolphin back to his family, Holly and Kevin devise a clever plan to stop the bad guys, protect the sea life, and most important, save their best friend, Bernie!

 

“Bernie the Dolphin” will shoot on location in St. Petersburg, Florida in January 2018.

 

Andrea Iervolino said, “We’re very happy to be following up on our recent family film successes with another instant classic, especially one as heartwarming as this and with a strong message to continue to protect our environment. The response from our global distribution partners has been amazing to see. We know this film will find its wide audience on a global scale.”

 

“Fairway is extremely excited to be producing ‘Bernie The Dolphin’ with our friends at Grindstone and AMBI.” praised Fairway’s Marty Poole. “Combining our lovable star, Bernie, with a stellar cast, Fairway will be filming a fun family adventure story that will resonate with dolphin lovers of all ages!”

 

Grindstone’s Stan Wertlieb and Barry Brooker agreed that “Dolphins are one of the most beloved mammals on the planet. This dolphin’s tale is going to touch hearts, young and old, around the world. We are excited to be making this film with Fairway Film Alliance and AMBI Group.”

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