WEEKEND MOVIE ROUNDUP: SUPER TROOPERS 2, MIRAI, FIREWORKS, HOTEL ARTEMIS, IN SATURN’S RINGS & BAD ASS ANGELS AND DEMONS
Here’s some new video from SUPER TROOPERS 2 | MEOW Playing!
Mamoru Hosoda’s MIRAI to Screen at Cannes Film Festival | Fall 2018 North American Theatrical Release
GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced that the animated feature MIRAI from Japan’s Studio Chizu will screen at the Cannes Film Festival in the Directors’ Fortnight section. The film is written and helmed by Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. GKIDS will release the film theatrically this fall.
GKIDS’ titles previously appearing in Director’s Fortnight at Cannes include Ernest & Celestine, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, and My Life as a Zucchini, all of which went on to become Best Animated Feature Academy Award® nominees for the company.
MIRAI follows a young boy named Kun who feels forgotten by his family when his little sister Mirai arrives. Running away from home, Kun stumbles upon a magical garden that serves as time-travelling gateway where he encounters his mother as a little girl and has a series of adventures with his baby sister all grown up, opening up a new perspective on his world.
GKIDS is a producer and distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an astounding ten Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, My Life as a Zucchini in 2017, and The Breadwinner in 2018. GKIDS also handles North American distribution for the famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others. GKIDS recently launched ANIMATION IS FILM, an annual LA-based film festival. ANIMATION IS FILM embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form and is a vocal advocate for filmmakers who push the boundaries of their work to the fullest range of expression that the medium is capable of.
GKIDS to Bring New Animated Titles to U.S. Cinemas in 2018 | FIREWORKS to Debut July 3rd!
GKIDS, the acclaimed distributor of multiple Academy Award®-nominated animated features, and Fathom Events, the leading distributor of event cinema, are proud to bring five all-new GKIDS animated titles to U.S cinema audiences in 2018. The first title to be announced is Akiyuki Shinbo’s “Fireworks,” which will be released in movie theaters nationwide starting July 3, 2018, in both its original Japanese version and a new English version produced by GKIDS.
“Fireworks” is the newest release from Toho animation and producer Genki Kawamura, following the worldwide blockbuster “Your Name,” the highest-grossing anime of all time. GKIDS will premiere the feature as a special Fathom event on July 3, with encore screenings July 5 and 7. The film will receive a theatrical release by GKIDS starting July 4.
Producer Genki Kawamura follows up his mega-hit “Your Name” with another tale of star-crossed teenage lovers and a sci-fi fantasy twist. “Fireworks” tells a simple story of adolescent longing that taps deep wells of emotion. It is tale of youthful wistfulness, missed opportunities and long-ago dreams, of the urgency of young lovers, and the desire to create a separate universe, a magic place outside of time, where they can be together.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with GKIDS to offer brand new animated content in cinemas nationwide, starting with ‘Fireworks‘,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “Fans of all ages will have the opportunity to experience the best of animation on the big screen throughout the year in a communal environment.”
“GKIDS is thrilled to present ‘Fireworks‘ to anime and movie fans across the U.S. this summer, and to expand on our successful relationship with Fathom to bring more of the best animated films to the big screen throughout the year,” GKIDS CEO Eric Beckman said. “Our goal is to create a unique and exciting cinema event experience for moviegoers to come and enjoy these amazing films together with friends and family.”
GKIDS and Fathom Events have partnered previously on the premiere event for “Mary and The Witches Flower,” from Studio Ponoc, as well as the ongoing Ghibli Fest series of animated masterpieces from Japan’s famed Studio Ghibli.
The New Poster for HOTEL ARTEMIS is Here!
Jodie Foster – “Nurse”
Sterling K. Brown – “Waikiki”
Sofia Boutella – “Nice”
Jeff Goldblum – “The Wolf King/Niagara”
Brian Tyree Henry -“Honolulu”
Jenny Slate – “Morgan”
Zachary Quinto – “Ilya”
Charlie Day – “Acapulco”
Dave Bautista – “Everest”
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Official IN SATURN’S RINGS Trailer Launched in advance of the May 4 Giant Screen Release!
Cult Filmmaker Albert Pyun (CYBORG, THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER) raising funds for BAD ASS ANGELS AND DEMONS!!!
World renown cult filmmaker Albert Pyun (THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER, RADIOACTIVE DREAMS, CYBORG) is back and seeking funding for his 47th feature film BAD ASS ANGELS AND DEMONS! Pyun, whose diverse and innovative career as a filmmaker goes back before the days of Cannon Pictures, where he worked with Golan / Globus on the films CYBORG, DOWN TWISTED, JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, and ALIEN FROM L.A. With a highly prolific career as a genre specialist, Pyun has been stricken with dementia, and has made several films with this debilitating disease. His fight to overcome his disability goes on, as he seeks funding for his latest effort, set in a post-apocalyptic era where angels and demons duke it out for what’s left of earth. His latest films INTERSTELLAR CIVIL WAR, THE INTERROGATION OF CHERYL COOPER, and ROAD TO HELL were completed while he’s been battling his condition.
Please visit his Go Fund Me page and hear him talk about his new project and how his disease is shaping his creative process.
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