Weekend Roundup: Moviepass 2019, Children of the Sea, Unbridled, Horror Fans, Tracey Birdsall Wins!

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MoviePass Launches Uncapped Plan

MoviePass™ today launched a new version of its revolutionary uncapped subscription plan, now available at its previous ground-breaking monthly price of $9.95. With this uncapped plan (“MoviePass Uncapped”), moviegoers can enjoy a wide selection of movies. MoviePass Uncapped will enable subscribers to see more movies at theaters throughout the United States.


MoviePass Uncapped is available immediately for only $9.95 per month for a 12-month subscription period when paid in advance (via ACH payment) – this low price will be available only for a limited time.


For subscribers who wish to pay monthly, MoviePass Uncapped is available immediately for only $14.95 per month (via credit card payment) – this low price will be available only for a limited time.


The standard price of MoviePass Uncapped will be $19.95 per month (via credit card payment), upon the expiration of these limited time offers.


Since creating an explosive wave in the movie theater industry with its unprecedented, unlimited movie subscription plan in August 2017, MoviePass has adapted its service to combat violations of its terms of use. With these innovations in place, MoviePass believes it is now able to offer casual moviegoers (comprising the vast majority of the movie-going public) a far wider selection of movies than under its most recent plans. MoviePass believes these innovations will serve the interests of the MoviePass community of subscribers as a whole and will lead to greater subscriber satisfaction with the service.


Core details of MoviePass Uncapped include the following:


  • No cap on the number of 2D movies subscribers can see in MoviePass’ theater network, subject only to managing network demand and availability as detailed in the MoviePass terms of use;


  • A large selection of blockbusters and independent films;


  • Access to more than 30,000 screens throughout the United States – America’s largest theater network;


  • The ability to reserve tickets 3 hours before showtime and check in at the theater between 30 minutes before showtime up until 10 minutes after showtime.


“We are – and have been – listening to our subscribers every day, and we understand that an uncapped subscription plan at the $9.95 price point is the most appealing option to our subscribers,” said Ted Farnsworth, Chairman and CEO of MoviePass’ parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. “While we’ve had to modify our service a number of times in order to continue delivering a movie-going experience to our subscribers, with this new offering we are doing everything we can to bring people a version of the service that originally won their hearts. We’re thrilled to introduce this new uncapped plan at a price point that is unbeatable in the industry.”


Mitch Lowe, CEO of MoviePass and previously a Founding Executive at Netflix, said that an important part of innovation is maintaining flexibility to meet changing market demands and conditions.


“We continue to implement what we’ve learned to combat violations of our terms of use, which we believe will enable us to offer more subscribers the joy of seeing more movies on the big screen,” said Mr. Lowe. “Today marks a notable stride in that direction, and we’re excited to be able to offer this new uncapped plan after tireless research and development efforts,” concluded Mr. Lowe.


MoviePass’ Select, All Access and Red Carpet plans, introduced in December 2018, are no longer available for purchase but will remain effective and working for users who subscribed to them.


Gemr, the world’s #1 destination for collectors to discover, display and connect, is offering horror fans a “One of a Kind” giveaway as part of its partnership with Ones Customs. A lucky winner will add The Nightmarionette to their collection and bragging rights on Gemr. Based on a reinterpretation of the puppet from 1987’s Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Nightmarionette is a custom sixth scale action figure by Ones Customs. It stands 12 inches tall and includes weathered paint effects, real metal claws, a cross bar with marionettist twine, and comes with a stand as well as a certificate of authenticity.
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“What horror fan wouldn’t want this in their collection?” said Gemr’s CEO Tom Bennett. “Hell, I want one too but it would probably give me nightmares having it in the house. One Customs has got to be one of the best custom figure makers we’ve ever seen and I think our ‘cool’ factor went up a few notches because of this partnership.”
Fans can enter by signing up for the Gemr platform or app and joining the horror club. Additional entries can be gained by adding their own horror collection photos to their page. Deadline to enter is April 4, 2019.

It’s Still Halloween to us…Unearthing artifacts and winning prizes!

Unearthed by the docu-series Collection Complete (which takes an in-depth look into the lives of artists and the collections that fuel their work, as presented by Gemr, an app for collectors worldwide), the show’s latest episode takes a look at extremely rare screen-used artifacts from the Halloween film franchise, which currently reside within the remarkable collection of Horror’s Hallowed Grounds host Sean Clark.
A deep dive into his life-long fascination with horror, the latest episode (co-directed by Dread Central’s Sean Decker, who created Collection Complete along with series producer Carlee Baker) focuses on not only Clark’s acquisition of Mrs. Elrod’s cutting board from 1981’s Halloween II and Nick Castle’s very own shooting script from John Carpenter’s ground-breaking film Halloween, but also Clark’s own original show, the popular film location docu-series Horror’s Hallowed Grounds.
The series’ thirteenth episode (future installments are set to shocase the collections of Los Angeles-based designer and filmmaker Micheline Pitt, as well as a behind-the-scenes peek into 1/6 scale artist Ones Customs), past episodes of Collection Complete have ventured into the personal collections of filmmakers Mike Mendez of Tales of Halloween fame and The Hills Run Red producer Robert Meyer Burnett.
What’s more, for the next two weeks, those who create a free account at Gemr.com’s horror club will have a chance to win a ’Collection Complete Halloween 6 Giveaway’ Prize Pack, which contains one (1) copy of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers Unrated Producers Cut on Blu ray signed by the film’s writer Daniel Farrands, one (1) officially licensed Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers T-Shirt from Fright-Rags, and one (1) officially licensed Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers mask from Trick or Treat Studios!
Already have a Gemr account? Just click through the link and you’ll be instantly entered!

GKIDS Acquires North American Rights to CHILDREN OF THE SEA | directed by Ayumu Watanabe

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated feature CHILDREN OF THE SEA. GKIDS will release the film theatrically in both Japanese and English language versions.

The film is the latest feature from Japan’s STUDIO4°C (known for Tekkonkinkreet, MFKZ, Mind Game, Animatrix, Batman: Gotham Knight, and others), and is directed by Ayumu Watanabe, with a score by award-winning composer and longtime Studio Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro). CHILDREN OF THE SEA is adapted from the manga of the same name by author Daisuke Igarashi, which won the Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival. The all-rights deal was negotiated by Eric Beckman for GKIDS and Ayumi Inoguchi for STUDIO4°C.

“We have been super-excited about Children of the Sea since the first six-minute clip blew us away over a year ago. I am thrilled to be working once more with the incomparable STUDIO4°C and can’t wait to bring this film to North American audiences. The film is nothing short of spectacular.” said GKIDS founder and CEO Eric Beckman

“We have succeeded in expressing a celebration of life through the highest quality of beautifully detailed Japanese traditional hand-drawn animation. This coupled with a beautifully detailed musical score from Joe Hisaishi, one of the most appreciated musicians worldwide, we hope will bring audiences even closer to the film.

After more than 5 years since the start of pre-production, it is my pleasure that this very special film will finally be released. With the help of our trusted North American partners at GKIDS, I sincerely hope that the film will greatly resonate with North American audiences.” said the producer and CEO of STUDIO4°C, Eiko Tanaka.

On February 27th, TOHO released the Japanese teaser trailer and key visual, and announced a June 7th Japanese theatrical premiere date. A North American theatrical release will take place in 2019.


When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. Ruka’s dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up in the mystery of the worldwide disappearance of the oceans’ fish.

UNBRIDLED – The Award-Winning Film About the Healing Power of Horses – Available Now on DVD and On-Demand

Mill Creek Entertainment, the leader in value home entertainment, is excited to announce the release of Unbridled, now available on DVD and for digital purchase or rental.

This family drama starring newcomer Téa Mckay, T.C. Stallings (War Room) Dey Young (Flicka) and Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight) enjoyed a successful theatrical run and received numerous film festival awards including the prestigious EQUUS WINNIE Award.

The film is inspired by the real-life equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) program of the Corral Riding Academy in Cary, NC, which helps abused girls heal by pairing them with rehabilitated horses.

Unbridled draws attention to sex trafficking and domestic abuse, tackling these difficult issues in a delicate way through a series of heartbreaking events experienced by the film’s primary character, teenager Sarah Miller

Gerald McGlothlin, President of Moving Visions Entertainment, Inc. describes his company’s movie, saying, “Unbridled tells the powerful story of an abused girl who teams up with an abused horse on a journey of healing, culminating with the epiphany that any life, no matter how broken, can be made whole again.”

Directed by John David Ware, the film is an uplifting story of overcoming some of life’s greatest obstacles. “Sarah’s journey of healing evokes tears that transcend into heartfelt joy,” says the film’s producer Christy McGlothlin.

Following a successful theatrical release, Tedd Faraone, Cinespots CEO and Founder announce his company has plans to bring “UNBRIDLED back to the big screens for special showings throughout the year near horse therapy centers to support their work.

Unbridled is rated PG-13 for mature thematic content including some disturbing images. DVD copies are available now for purchase from major online retailers and will be available starting in May at various mass merchant retail stores. The film is currently available to stream, rent or buy on various digital retail sites.


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Birdsall wins Actress of the Year at UN’s WIFF

Tracey Birdsall MoviepassActress Tracey Birdsall has won Actress of the Year of Women in Film at the Women in Film Forum, presented by WeLink Media Groups, at the United Nations.

Birdsall, star of such films as Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter and Who’s Jenna..?, was presented with the award at the Delegates Room Dining Hall at the UN on March 15th.

The Women In Film Forum, initiated by WIFF founder Ira Houston in cooperation with the United Nations, was first held last year during the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Now a permanent part of the CSW, the forum this year invited some of the world’s most influential women filmmakers and artists – including film and television star Birdsall – from all around the world to participate.

The Women in Film Forum at the United Nations, helmed by Zoe Chang, Multimedia Guild President, was held and televised on the United Nations channel March 14th, and remains available across the world on their website.

The WeLink International Film Festival was also held during this time, where Birdsall was invited to participate in the Filmmakers panel.

Birdsall’s film Rogue Warrior : Robot Fighter, directed by Neil Johnson, was screened at the festival.

The versatile actress is currently in post-production on two up-coming television series “Age of Darkness” and “The Time War”.

Birdsall was dressed by Lavanya Coodly for the event.

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