Weekend Roundup: Night School, Hell Fest, Librarians, Mirai, 2067, Pledge, Informer, Long Dumb Road

Weekend Roundup: Night School, Hell Fest, Librarians, Mirai, 2067, Pledge, Informer, Long Dumb Road 1

Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ryan Kwanten to star in Sci-Fi film “2067”


BACK ROW L-R: Damian Walshe-Howling, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Deborah Mailman, Ryan Kwanten, Aaron Glenane
FRONT ROW L-R: Sana’a Shaik, Finn Little, Seth Larney (director), Leeanna Walsman
Photographer Credit: Matt Byrne

Kodi Smit-McPhee (ALPHA, X-MEN APOCALYPSE) and Ryan Kwanten (RED HILL, TRUE BLOOD) have signed on to star in “2067” – an elevated climate fiction movie telling the story of humanity’s last attempt at saving mankind. They join a stellar cast that includes THE SAPPHIRES’ Deborah Mailman, Sundance hit KILLING GROUND’S Aaron Glenane, Damian Walshe-Howling (MYSTERY ROAD, JANET KING), Leeanna Walsman (SAFE HARBOUR, STAR WARS: ATTACK OF THE CLONES), Finn Little (STORM BOY) and introduces two of Australia’s hottest new talents – Sana’a Shaik and Matt Testro.

Award-winning filmmaker Seth Larney (TOMBIRUO, HIPSTERS) is directing ‘2067’ from an original screenplay he wrote himself. Larney is well known for his successful career in digital management and effects on Hollywood blockbusters such as THE MATRIX RELOADED, STAR WARS: REVENGE OF THE SITH, SUPERMAN RETURNS, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA and X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE, to name a few. Larney was just nominated for an Australian Academy of Cinema Arts and Television Award (AACTA) for TOMBIRUO.

Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, is handling international sales (excluding Australia and New Zealand where Umbrella Entertainment has distribution rights) and introduced the newly cast project to distributors at the recent American Film Market (AFM). Shout! Studios has just acquired all North American rights to this movie for all rights distribution in the U.S. and Canada.

2067 is a new elevated sci-fi mystery thriller in the tradition of MOON, ARRIVAL and THE MACHINE. After years of doing too little to reverse climate change, humans are paying a terrible price – forests, plants, and wildlife are gone, and soon humans will be too. With no cure in sight, the only place humanity can look for help is to the future…

Producing the film are Lisa Shaunessy (Sundance Midnight Selection KILLING GROUND) through her Arcadia production banner, and Kate Croser of Kojo Entertainment.

Executive producers are sci-fi guru Michael Rymer (QUEEN OF THE DAMNED, BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA), Alexandra Burke (Arcadia), Craig McMahon (Elevate Production Finance), James Boyce and Claire Evans (Grumpy Originals), Jeff Harrison and Ari Harrison (Umbrella Entertainment), Josh Pomeranz and Adam Scott (Spectrum Films), Will Gammon (Cumulus VFX), Bryce Menzies and Clement Dunn (MDW Law).

Australian Government funding and investment partners on the film include Screen Australia, South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and Create NSW (New South Wales).

The film started principal photography at Adelaide Studios, South Australia on the 3rd November.

Jonathan Ford, EVP of Sales, Distribution at Kew Media said, “The story of ‘2067’ is enough to excite sci-fi fans worldwide but when you add actors like Kodi, Ryan, Deborah, Damian and Leeanna, the meter rises even higher and audiences expect something very special, which is what will be delivered here. This is an elevated sci-fi story that is very much character driven, and this is where having actors of this caliber and gravitas pay great dividends. We’re happy to introduce a film we believe has great breakout potential.”

“The best science fiction is a mirror into which we see reflected back our own potential…for better and for worse. “2067” uses climate change as a jumping off point into a time travel story of elitism, hope, sacrifice and possibility. We’re happy to see Seth Larney and his excellent cast realize this exciting thriller,” said Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions, Shout! Studios

In addition to 2067, Kew’s impressive international sales slate includes verité drama WHO WE ARE NOW; the coming of age romantic drama THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE; dramatic comedy BERNARD AND HUEY; the supernatural horror THE DEVIL’S DOORWAY; the underdog boxing comedy GLOVES OFF; the horror thriller THE DARK MILE; the documentary NOTHING LIKE A DAME, featuring Dames Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith; the bio-doc on Blind magician Richard Turner, DEALT; the horror-thriller DEMON HOUSE; BACHMAN – the documentary on Canadian musician Randy Bachman; and the poignant documentary THE LAST ANIMALS.

Kodi Smit-McPhee is represented by ICM Partners. Ryan Kwanten is represented by RGM Artists, WME and Link Entertainment. Deborah Mailman, Damian Walshe-Howling and Leeanna Walsman are represented by Sue Barnett and Associates. Casting by Marianne Jade, Maura Fay Casting and Kelly Valentine Hendry, KVH Casting.

The film is an Arcadia and Kojo Entertainment feature with principal production investment from Screen Australia in association with the South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) and Create NSW. Developed with the assistance of Screen Australia and Create NSW.

Kevin Hart & Tiffany Haddish Star in NIGHT SCHOOL Arriving on Digital 12/11 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD 1/1

School is back in session when NIGHT SCHOOL arrives on Digital and the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on December 11, 2018, On Demand December 28, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD January 1, 2019, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Follow a successful hustling salesman and his new group of misfit friends who are forced to attend adult classes in hopes of getting their GED – good enough diploma. With over an hour of exclusive bonus content, NIGHT SCHOOL Blu-ray™, DVD and digital versions feature even more outrageous jokes including alternate opening, deleted and extended scenes, gag reel and more that will have everyone laughing endlessly!

Successful salesman Teddy Walker’s (Kevin Hart, Jumanji, Ride Along 1 & 2) life turns around after getting fired for accidentally destroying his workplace. Forced to attend night school so he can finally get his GED and find another job, Teddy soon finds himself amongst a group of misfit students, a teacher with no patience for grown up class clowns named Carrie (Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip, Uncle Drew) and his high school nemesis-turned-principal Stewart (Taran Killam, Killing Gunther, Ted 2) who will strive to make sure he fails the course. With every rule in the book about to be broken, Teddy and his new friends find themselves in a battle of pranks and wit that you can’t simply learn in the classroom.

Director Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip, Best Man franchise) brings an extravagant comedic treat with an all-star cast including Hart, Haddish, Killam, Rob Riggle (The Hangover, 21 Jump Street) and Romany Malco (The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Think Like a Man series). Producers Hart and Will Packer (Ride Along franchise) bring their signature humor style to NIGHT SCHOOL, making for a wildly funny and over-the-top amusement that you cannot miss!


  • Extended Cut
  • Gag Reel Extra Credit – NIGHT SCHOOL may be in session but between takes the cast is letting loose. Discover more behind-the-scenes hilarity in this extra credit edition Gag Reel.


  • Extended Cut
  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel – Prepare to laugh (or cry) yourself silly through this hilarious montage of behind-the-scenes antics performed by the cast of NIGHT SCHOOL.
  • NIGHT SCHOOL’S In Session – Ring the bell as we introduce you to NIGHT SCHOOL’s band of misfits.
  • Who’s the Student? Who’s the Teacher? – Fans were thrilled to see friends Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish starring in their first film together. In this piece, the comedy titans give us their backstory on how they became ride-or-die friends more than a decade ago.
  • Prom Night Revisited – Take a trip down memory lane as the cast of NIGHT SCHOOL looks back at their own high school proms. You’ll never guess who dressed up as a famous movie character and who never made it to the dance at all.
  • Cap ‘n Gown ‘n Giggles – Teddy may deliver a heartfelt graduation speech, but behind the scenes cast and crew were exploding with laughter as Kevin Hart’s speech turned into a full blown standup comedy show.
  • Making of the Dance Battle – Take a sneak peek into the dance rehearsal of the infamous prom night dance battle.
  • Christian Chicken – When Teddy gets a sign from the Lawd to sell precious poultry, it only makes sense that he take it global. Check out this never before seen Christian Chicken commercial that was simply too delicious to air.
  • Game Over – Our favorite misfit, Teddy may be the class clown but he’s not fooling the ladies who keep him in check. Watch as Kevin Hart joins castmates Yvonne Orji and Megalyn Echikunwoke to discuss the complicated relationship between Maya and Teddy.
  • Extended Performance “El Sueno” – Every prom needs a hit song and this extended version of Luis’s original “El Sueno” is sure to make you swoon.


  • Extended Cut
  • Alternate Opening
  • Deleted Scenes


  • Feature Commentary with Director Malcom D. Lee

Hell Fest Fest arrives on Digital December 28 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 8

Weekend Roundup: Night School, Hell Fest, Librarians, Mirai, 2067, Pledge, Informer, Long Dumb Road 4

Experience a terrifying celebration of the horror genre when Hell Fest arrives on Digital December 28 and on 4K Ultra HD™ Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 8 from Lionsgate. From Gale Anne Hurd, an executive producer of TV’s “The Walking Dead,” executive producer Tucker Tooley (Limitless, Den of Thieves), and directed by Gregory Plotkin (editor of Get Out, Happy Death Day, and director of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension), Hell Fest is one truly terrifying ride. The scary slasher film stars Amy Forsyth (TV’s “The Path,” “Rise,” “Defiance”), Reign Edwards (TV’s “Snowfall,” “MacGyver,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”), Bex Taylor-Klaus (TV’s “Scream: The TV Series,” “Arrow,” The Last Witch Hunter), and the legendary Tony Todd (Candyman, Night of the Living Dead, The Crow). Story by William Penick & Christopher Sey and Stephen Susco, Screenplay by Seth M. Sherwood and Blair Butler and Akela Cooper.


A group of friends are bound for a horror-themed Halloween event at a local amusement park — a sprawling labyrinth of rides, games, and mazes that travels the country and happens to be in town. But for one visitor, the ghoulish carnival of nightmares is not the attraction — it is a hunting ground. On the night the friends attend, a masked serial killer turns the amusement park into his own playground, terrorizing attendees while the rest of the patrons believe that it is all part of the show. As the body count and frenzied excitement of the crowd continues to rise, who will fight to survive the night?


Take home Hell Fest and go behind the scenes with an exclusive, never-before-seen featurette, “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest.” Experience four times the resolution of Full HD with the 4K Ultra HD combo pack, which includes Dolby Vision™ HDR, bringing entertainment to life through ultravivid picture quality. When compared to a standard picture, Dolby Vision can deliver spectacular colors never before seen on a screen, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. The Hell Fest 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $42.99, $39.99, and $29.95, respectively.


  • “Thrills and Kills: Making Hell Fest” Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

IFC Midnight’s PLEDGE Takes an American Tradition to New Extremes, Opens Jan 11th

Weekend Roundup: Night School, Hell Fest, Librarians, Mirai, 2067, Pledge, Informer, Long Dumb Road 6
“A brilliantly crafted thriller which includes superb acting, dark humor, loads of violence, rats, and entitled frat boys you’ll love to hate.”
– Shannon McGrew, Nightmarish Conjurings
“A cleanly shot, aggressively-spanked story of hazing torture outside collegiate regulation that makes you beg for each and every round of punishment.”
– Matt Donato, Slash Film
“PLEDGE is a bloody and brutal burst of masculinity that packs a punch.”
– Kat Hughes, Hollywood News
IFC Midnight invites you to screen PLEDGE, directed by Daniel Robbins. Three nerdy college freshmen, Ethan, David, and Justin, are having a tough time adjusting to college life. Rejected and ridiculed by just about every fraternity on campus, they are prepared to give up all hope. That is, until a girl invites them off campus to a party at a secluded mansion. They are not only invited in, but also treated like princes by the resident brothers. The party is everything they dreamed college would be—beautiful women, drinking, and most importantly, a cool group of guys willing to accept them as one of their own. When the friends are presented with an opportunity to pledge the elite social club, they accept without hesitation. However, as the gruesome, dehumanizing hazing progresses, a more sinister picture of the club emerges. PLEDGE had its World Premiere at top genre festival FANTASIA in Montreal, and is fresh off its U.S. premiere at SCREAMFEST in Los Angeles.
CAST: Zachery Byrd, Aaron Dalla Villa, Zachary Weiner, Phillip Andre Botello, Cameron Cowperthwaite, Jesse Pimentel, Joe Gallagher, and Erica Boozer
DIRECTOR: Daniel Robbins
WRITTEN BY: Zachary Weiner
PRODUCED BY: Mark Rapaport
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY: JD Lifshitz and Raphael Margules

New Clips for MIRAI directed by Mamoru Hosoda | In Theaters November 30th!

In Select Theaters Beginning November 30th
Special Fathom Events Screenings on November 29th, December 5th & 8th
From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?

An official selection at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, and the epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

THE LONG DUMB ROAD Starring Tony Revolori & Jason Mantzoukas | Now On Demand & Digital

In theaters November 9th and On Demand and Digital November 16th
From writer-director Hannah Fidell (A Teacher, 6 Years) and co-writer Carson D. Mell (“Silicon Valley,” “Tarantula”) comes a comedy of transformation, discovery and maturity set on the road between Austin and Los Angeles. When college-bound teenager Nat (Tony Revolori) offers itinerant 30-something mechanic Richard (Jason Mantzoukas) a ride during a stop-over in small-town Texas, neither one realizes the indelible impact each traveler will have on his respective journey.
Nat, an aspiring photographer, is heading towards a bright future in art school in Los Angeles and wants to find the real America en route to new beginnings out West; Richard, a lovably unkempt motormouth, is simply looking for connection in the moment – and maybe a beer or ten – while he grapples with indecision, past mistakes and dead-ends. As they travel through the American Southwest, taking in picturesque towns and crossing paths with an assortment of old flames, fellow travelers, kooky cons, and Good Samaritans, both passengers come alive through the myriad possibilities of the open road. Finding connection, comfort and chaos in their shared journey, this improbable and unforgettable screen duo forges an epic bond few will forget.
Cast : Tony Revolori, Jason Mantzoukas, Taissa Farmiga, Grace Gummer, Casey Wilson, Ron Livingston
Directed by: Hannah Fidell
Written by: Hannah Fidell and Carson Mell
Rated: R
Film Site: https://www.longdumbroadmovie.com/

The Librarians: Season 4 Releases on DVD TODAY, November 13 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Weekend Roundup: Night School, Hell Fest, Librarians, Mirai, 2067, Pledge, Informer, Long Dumb Road 8

There can be only one, after all. In Season 4 of The Librarians, Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) receives a dire warning from the past that there can only be one Librarian lest a civil war break out among the Librarians once again. This pushes Flynn to make a dire decision of his own and Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijn) to make a choice she doesn’t want to make. Her hesitancy causes the Library to put the team on trial to decide which one will finally take on the mantle of the one and true Librarian. The trial, however, leads to unexpected consequences that threaten the very existence of the Library itself.


A direct spin-off from The Librarian film series, the TV series features fan-favorite characters and continuity of plot lines with the films.



  • Six Writer & Director Episode Vlogs
  • Audio Commentaries on every episode

THE INFORMER | New Trailer with Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, and Ana de Armas

In theaters March 22, 2019

Honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow’s (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He’s given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Academy Award nominees Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. The General insists Koslow takes the heat and sends him back to prison to spearhead a drug operation from inside, and the FBI affirms that going back to jail to do The General’s bidding is the only way for Koslow to keep his deal with them alive. Caught in a world of impossible choices, Koslow must return to prison, where he formulates a plan to escape the clutches of three of New York City’s most powerful organizations – the mob, the NYPD and the FBI – in order to save himself and his family.

Cast: Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, Ana de Armas
Directed by: Andrea Di Stefano
Writers: Matt Cook, Rowan Joffe and Andrea di Stefano, based upon the book “Three Seconds” by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström
Produced by: Basil Iwanyk, Erica Lee, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, Mark Lane, James Harris, Ollie Madden
Genre: Crime Thriller

Distributor: Aviron Pictures

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