WEEKEND ROUNDUP: TERMINATOR 2, FOCUS FRIDAYS, DEF JAM, ANDRA DAY, BRING IT ON, ALL SAINTS, DESTINATION UNKNOWN, MARC MARON, THE MUMMY & VICTOR CROWLEY

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D – In Theaters This Friday and on 4K Ultra HD October 3

In celebration of James Cameron’s Terminator 2: Judgment Day re-releasing theatrically in 3D this Friday, August 25 check out the brand new clip below featuring Writer and Director James Cameron, Co-Writer William Wisher and Arnold Schwarzenegger!

This never-before-seen clip comes from the all-new 55-minute documentary that will be available on the special 4K Ultra HD release and Limited Collector’s Edition Box Set this October 3 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

The Mummy – Starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella – Now on Digital and Arriving on Blu-ray September 12

See how the first fight sequence between Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella was made in this awesome behind-the-scenes look in celebration of THE MUMMY now available on Digital.

When an ancient evil rises up to seek revenge on our world, relive the epic saga in The Mummy, unleashing onto Digital on August 22, 2017, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on September 12, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Packed with over an hour of special bonus content, experience never-before-scene footage and hidden secrets The Mummy has within with stars Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis, Russell Crowe, and Jake Johnson.

VICTOR CROWLEY Makes Surprise Debut with new Trailer!

Dark Sky Films proudly announces VICTOR CROWLEY, the surprise fourth film in the fan-favorite Hatchet franchise. Kept tightly under wraps for over two years, the slasher reboot unexpectedly debuted tonight at Hollywood’s ArcLight Cinema, shocking fans, celebrities, and industry professionals who gathered this evening to celebrate at an event coined as a “Hatchet 10th Anniversary Celebration.”
Set a decade after the events of the series’ first three films, VICTOR CROWLEY reunites Hatchet mainstays Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th 7X‘s Jason Voorhees) and Parry Shen (Better Luck Tomorrow) for an all-new, horrifying journey into the haunted, blood-drenched bayou.
In 2007, forty-nine people were brutally torn to pieces in Louisiana’s Honey Island Swamp. Over the past decade, lone survivor Andrew Yong’s claims that local legend Victor Crowley was responsible for the horrific massacre have been met with great controversy, but when a twist of fate puts him back at the scene of the tragedy, Crowley is mistakenly resurrected and Yong must face the bloodthirsty ghost from his past.
VICTOR CROWLEY’s ensemble cast also features Laura Ortiz (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes), Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie), and Brian Quinn (truTV’s “Impractical Jokers”). Writer/director
Adam Green proudly returns to the director’s chair of his series that, upon debuting in 2007, was energetically touted as a return to “old school American horror,” and whose maniacal fan-favorite villain quickly secured a place among slasher royalty.
Says Green, “I couldn’t be happier to partner with Dark Sky Films and bring Victor Crowley back to horror fans around the world. Resurrecting the series for its tenth anniversary was our way of saying thank you to everyone in The Hatchet Army and beyond who have supported this series since its inception. This bloodbath is for all of you.”

VICTOR CROWLEY will hit select U.S. theaters in October 2017 as part of Dark Sky Films’ “Victor Crowley Road Show”, wherein writer/director Adam Green (and other cast) will travel with and introduce the film at special one-night screening events across America. Internationally, the film is slated to bow at festivals worldwide – it will receive its international premiere this Saturday, August 26th at FrightFest in London, England. Adam Green and Kane Hodder will be in attendance for the gala screening.

Full road show schedule and additional release information will follow.

#victorcrowleylives

Netflix debuts trailer for “Marc Maron: Too Real”

Today, Netflix released the trailer for “Marc Maron: Too Real,” an all-new original stand-up comedy special.

Comedian, podcaster, and “GLOW” star unleashes a storm of ideas on meditation, mortality, documentary films, and our weird modern world in his latest Netflix Original stand-up comedy special, “Marc Maron: Too Real.”

Pairing his candid conversational style with personal honesty, modern-day philosopher Maron discusses everything from art and aging to his relationship with his parents and the longevity of the Rolling Stones, in front of a packed house at Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis.

“Marc Maron: Too Real” premieres Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

7th Art Releasing Acquires Holocaust Documentary DESTINATION UNKNOWN

7th Art Releasing announced today they have acquired and will release Claire Ferguson’s documentary DESTINATION UNKNOWN. Using only the survivor’s own words, the film weaves a vivid narrative of lives stained by the Holocaust. 7th Art Releasing will release the film theatrically on November 10th.

Tracing the journeys from the outbreak of war, DESTINATION UNKNOWN weaves through the misery of the ghettos, to the unimaginable horrors of the camps and how the survivors see light in the darkness as they make new lives from the ruins of the old.  Creating a seamless mosaic of first-hand accounts, rare archival footage and photos from during and after the war, survivors share their memories and capture the pain that continues to haunt them, with the strength and resilience needed to live on.  DESTINATION UNKNOWN just had its critically praised theatrical run in the UK, where The Times gave it 4 Stars and The Guardian gave it 5 Stars hailing that it’s a powerful, valuable addition to Holocaust testimony.  The film had its world premiere at the Sheffield Doc Fest.

 

Making her theatrical directorial debut, Claire Ferguson is best known for her work editing feature documentaries such as Nick Broomfield’s AILEEN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A SERIAL KILLER and the Grammy-winning CONCERT FOR GEORGE.   Other work includes THE END OF THE LINE, GUILTY PLEASURES, UP IN SMOKE and EVERYTHING OR NOTHING.  Her directorial work includes THE BEATLES IN HELP! and THE CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH REVISTED.

Director Claire Ferguson said: “I wanted to make a film where the only voices are those of the survivors themselves. The challenge was to weave those individual voices together in a way that created a wider story, one that explored not only the pain of the Holocaust itself, but the building of new lives afterwards. My overriding question was ‘How can you make a life after such pain.”

Producer Llion Roberts said: “I was inspired to start this project fourteen years ago when I visited Auschwitz in 2001. I wanted to ensure that the remarkable stories of those who survived the Holocaust were preserved for posterity. In the years since, I have met and interviewed a remarkable range of incredible people whose lives are an inspiration to us all. From the four hundred hours of testimonies that I recorded, I wanted a film which captured the essence of their experience, made a contribution to the history of those times and perpetuated the memory of the Shoah.”

Udy Epstein from 7th Art Releasing said: “This comprehensive, yet intimate documentary takes us into the lives of those who lived during the Holocaust.  The stories are articulated so powerfully that we gain a new – deeper insight into one of mankind’s darkest times. Fourteen years in the making, this documentary is important for those who think they knew all there is to know about the Holocaust and especially for those who never wanted to know. Deeper understanding of the Holocaust is extremely important today when neo-Nazis freely walk in America’s streets, hence Destination Unknown is a must see.”

DESTINATION UNKNOWN is produced by Llion Roberts. Executive producers are Dr Stephen Smith and Christopher Hird.

One Night. Comedy’s Biggest Names. Def Comedy Jam 25

Pushing the envelope and going there since ’92 — check out who’s coming to Netflix to celebrate Def Comedy Jam 25 !

*Talent Included: Bill Bellamy, Cedric the Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, Eddie Griffin, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Kid Capri, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove, Sommore, Joe Torry, Sheryl Underwood and Katt Williams.
 
About Def Comedy Jam 25
Netflix presents a celebration to top all celebrations in honor of the 25th anniversary of “Def Comedy Jam,” the iconic show that made giants out of ferociously funny black comedians like Martin Lawrence, Cedric The Entertainer, Dave Chappelle, Monique, Mike Epps, Adele Givens, JB Smoove, D.L. Hughley, Tracy Morgan and Sheryl Underwood to name a few. Def Comedy Jam 25 celebrates the impact and legacy of the long-running comedy series with surprise guests, tributes and performances in a can’t-miss evening of unbelievably funny and raw moments. Stan Lathan, Russell Simmons, Sandy Wernick and Jesse Collins serve as executive producers. Def Comedy Jam 25 will launch exclusively on Netflix this fall. 

“#FOCUSFRIDAYS” ON FACEBOOK LIVE

A trio of film favorites from Focus Features will be streamed on Facebook Live over the next three Friday nights in August and September. #FocusFridays will take place each Friday night on the Focus Features Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/FocusFeatures/ beginning @6:00 PM PT. Promotional video can be viewed here.

The lineup of classic movies is as follows:

  • Friday, August 25th: The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) won the Academy Award for Best Original Song (“Al Otro Lado del Río”). Following an inspiring journey of self-discovery and tracing the youthful origins of a revolutionary heart, the Latin American continent is unveiled in all its glory as two friends experience life at its fullest.

 

  • Friday, September 1st: The Constant Gardener (2005) sweeps audiences along one man’s emotional and global journey to uncover the truth behind a personal loss and a worldwide conspiracy. For her performance opposite Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz won the Screen Actors Guild, Golden Globe, and Academy Award.

 

  • Friday, September 8th: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) earned Golden Globe Award nominations for its stars Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet, in an unforgettable love story, a tumultuous relationship seen through a maze of memories. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

#FocusFridays is the latest celebration part of Focus 15 (www.focusfifteen.com), the initiative commemorating the founding 15 years ago of worldwide film company Focus Features, whose films have garnered 105 Academy Award nominations and won 21 Oscars. Film buffs and movie fans can sign up at Focus Insider for invites to retrospective screenings, limited-edition soundtracks and posters giveaways, and all Focus 15 updates through www.focusfeatures.com/subscribe.

Focus Features (www.focusfeatures.com) acquires and produces specialty films for the global market, and holds a library of iconic movies from fearless filmmakers. Current and upcoming domestic releases from Focus include Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, winner of the Best Director award at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival; the breakneck action-thriller Atomic Blonde, directed by David Leitch and starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy; Victoria & Abdul, directed by Stephen Frears and starring Judi Dench as Queen Victoria; Darkest Hour, directed by Joe Wright and starring Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill; the untitled Entebbe project, a gripping political thriller directed by José Padilha and starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl; Jason Reitman’s new comedy Tully, starring Charlize Theron and written by Diablo Cody; and the untitled new film from Paul Thomas Anderson starring Daniel Day-Lewis.

Focus Features is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Celebrate Anniversary of Bring It On, Which Hit Theaters 8/25/00, With New Clips From The Sixth Film (On Blu-ray/DVD 8/29)

 

Bring It On: Worldwide #Cheersmack will be released on Blu-ray and DVD August 29 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and stars Vivica A. Fox as the Cheer Goddess, as well as Cristine Prosperi (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”), Jordan Rodrigues (“The Fosters”) and Sophie Vavasseur (Resident Evil: Apocalypse).

ANDRA DAY RELEASES “STAND UP FOR SOMETHING” FEATURING COMMON ON MARSHALL OFFICIAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum soul powerhouse Andra Day releases the moving anthem “Stand Up For Something” [feat. Common] from the forthcoming soundtrack album for Marshall.

 

The full soundtrack album for Marshall arrives in stores and at all digital retailers via Warner Bros. Records on September 15th while the film opens in theaters everywhere Friday October 13.

 

Listen to “Stand Up For Something”

 

The original song was written for Marshall by GRAMMY®, Emmy®, and Golden Globe® Award-winning and eight-time Academy® Award-nominated legend Diane Warren and Academy® Award and GRAMMY® Award-winning hip-hop icon and actor Common. It spotlights Day’s show-stopping and stunning vocals over powerful production as well as thought-provoking rhymes from Common. In addition, Marshall marks Day’s on-screen debut in the film.

 

About “Stand Up For Something” and MarshallDay comments, “I was so moved by the story of Thurgood Marshall. It was an incredible honor to not only be asked to record the lead single, but also appear in the movie. I’ve always dreamed of working with Diane and Common, and the experience was better than I could have ever imagined. This is such an important project. I’m thankful to be a part of it.”

 

“I am so honored to have worked with Andra and Common on this important song.  I am more proud of this song than any other I have ever written,” said Warren.

 

Stay tuned for more details on the Marshall Soundtrack soon.

 

About Marshall:

Starring Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, and James Cromwell. MARSHALL is based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. As the nation teeters on the brink of WWII, a nearly bankrupt NAACP sends Marshall to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur against his wealthy socialite employer in a sexual assault and attempted murder trial that quickly became tabloid fodder. In need of a high profile victory but muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall is partnered with Samuel Friedman, a young Jewish lawyer who has never tried a case. Marshall and Friedman struggle against a hostile storm of fear and prejudice, driven to discover the truth in the sensationalized trial which helped set the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement to come.

 

 

About Andra Day:

Carried by enough conviction to incite cultural change, Andra Day’s full-length debut Cheers to the Fall [Warner Bros. Records] garnered a 2016 GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best R&B Album,” while its ubiquitous lead single “Rise Up” achieved a nod for “Best R&B Performance” and earned an RIAA Platinum certification in addition to amassing over 37 million Spotify streams. Andra quite literally performed everywhere: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, EllenDancing with the StarsThe View, Hallmark’s National Christmas Tree LightingAudience TV, the CMA Country Christmas, and the America’s Got Talent Holiday Spectacular.

 

Quietly recognized amongst some of music’s most legendary names, the singer paid tribute to Ray Charles at The Smithsonian and shared the stage for performances with everyone from Chinese piano virtuoso Lang Lang, Bonnie Raitt, and Stevie Wonder to Ellie Goulding, Alicia Keys, and John Legend. Her voice abounded throughout the halls of the historic 2016Democratic National Convention as well as the “International Day of the Girl” event at The White House. Along the way, she covered Essence Magazine and achieved the prestigious “Powerhouse Award” at the Billboard Women in Music event. Expanding its influence into different genres, the Mstr Rogers Remix of “Rise Up” would also soundtrack a Google Home campaign.

 

2017 kicked off with two show-stopping performances by the chanteuse at the 48th Annual NAACP Image Awards and a knockout Bee Gees tribute during the 59th Annual GRAMMYs®. Hyatt welcomed Andra as the voice of its “For A World Of Understanding” campaign, breathing new life into the Burt Bacharach and Hal David classic, “What The World Needs Now Is Love.” As she continues to rise, work has already begun on her second full-length album due out this year.

 

 

For more information on Andra Day, visit http://www.andraday.com

ALL SAINTS Hits Theaters TODAY! See a brand new clip Featuring John Corbett!

Check out this brand new clip!

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