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What We Missed: Mission Impossible Fallout, NYCC, Possum & more!

What We Missed: Mission Impossible Fallout, NYCC, Possum & more!

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MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE- FALLOUT releases on Digital November 20th & on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD December 4th

“The action is off-the-charts spectacular” (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) in the “wildly entertaining” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly) global hit MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—FALLOUT, arriving on Digital November 20, 2018 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD December 4 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The exhilarating, action-packed movie will also be available as part of the MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 6-movie Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray Collection, the perfect gift for the holidays.

 

Produced by Tom Cruise and Bad Robot, Paramount Pictures and Skydance present MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—FALLOUT, one of the best reviewed movies of the year, thrilling critics and audiences alike and boasting a 97% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.  Now fans can go deeper into the Mission with over an hour of high-octane, behind-the-scenes footage highlighting the incredible stunts, heart-pounding action and exotic locations on Digital*, a 3-disc 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack or a 3-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack.

 

Drop from the sky, race through Paris, and cling to a cliff with Ethan Hunt as the cast and crew reveal the incredible work that went into creating the breathtaking action.  Plus, check out deleted scenes, storyboards, multiple commentaries, and much more.  The 4K Ultra HD disc and 4K Ultra HD Digital release** feature Dolby Vision™, which brings entertainment to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with spectacular colors, highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker.  The film also boasts a Dolby Atmos® soundtrack remixed specifically for the home to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead***.  In addition, both the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Combo Packs include access to a Digital copy of the film.

 

On a dangerous assignment to recover stolen plutonium, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) chooses to save his friends over the mission, allowing it to fall into the hands of a deadly network of highly skilled operatives intent on destroying civilization. Now, with the world at risk, Ethan and his IMF team (Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson) are forced to work with a hard-hitting CIA agent (Henry Cavill) as they race against time to stop the nuclear threat.  Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—FALLOUT also stars Sean Harris, Angela Bassett, Michelle Monaghan and Alec Baldwin.

 

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD COMBO, BLU-RAY COMBO & DIGITAL*

  • Behind the Fallout
    • Light the Fuse
    • Top of the World
    • The Big Swing: Deleted Scene Breakdown
    • Rendezvous in Paris
    • The Fall
    • The Hunt is On
    • Cliffside Clash
  • Deleted Scenes Montage with Optional Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and editor Eddie Hamilton
  • Foot Chase Musical Breakdown
  • The Ultimate Mission
  • Storyboards
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and Tom Cruise
  • Commentary by director Christopher McQuarrie and editor Eddie Hamilton
  • Commentary by composer Lorne Balfe
  • Isolated Score Track

 

 

The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—FALLOUT DVD includes the feature film in standard definition.

DreamWorks Animation dominated NYCC. Learn about it!

Executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery were joined by voice talent Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Jeremy Shada (Lance), Josh Keaton (Shiro), Kimberly Brooks (Allura) and Story Editor Josh Hamilton as well as moderator Jim Viscardi, Editor in Chief of Comicbook.com. From reminiscing about their auditions, to initial story pitches, to the upcoming final season, the panelists looked back on a four year journey that lead them to the stage today.  As the cast and crew looked back on seven incredible seasons, a few memorable moments include:

 

  • EP Joaquim Dos Santos recalled that during her initial audition, Bex Taylor-Klaus wore a Batman onesie.
  • Bex Taylor-Klaus revealed her favorite moment of the series to be the pivotal scene in season one where her character Pidge finally revealed herself to be a girl (an update from the original portrayal in the 1984 series).
  • EP’s Lauren Montgomery and Joaquim Dos Santos created a special scratch ADR reel that featured several crew member voices in place of the actual voice actors. Following the reel, Dos Santos shared that actor Steven Yeun had even requested one of the unofficial line reads to have as his ringtone.
  • Joaquim and Lauren shared that some of their favorite guest stars to be Vince Offer known for the Shamwow, as well as Weird Al Yankovich and Paul Reubens.
  • When remarking about how their characters have impacted their lives, Bex Taylor-Klaus said “I’m not quite the Pidge I want to be but I’m confident I’ll get there”.

 

Season 8 Synopsis

After saving the Earth, the Paladins embark to prevent Honerva from setting into motion her deadliest plan yet. It’s a race against the clock as the Voltron Coalition gathers from the corners of the galaxy to defend the universe once and for all.

This past Friday at New York Comic Con, fans were treated to a special first look of DreamWorkTales of Arcadia: 3Below, the second chapter in the DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia trilogy. Creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water) was joined by voice talent Diego Luna (Narcos: Mexico), and fellow executive producers Rodrigo Blaas, Marc Guggenheim and Chad Hammes. The panel, along with moderator Whitney Matheson, unveiled the all-star voice cast including Glenn Close (The Wife) who made a surprise appearance!

 

DreamWorks previously announced the series will feature Luna and Tatiana Maslany in the lead roles of Krel and Aja.  Nick Offerman, Andy Garcia, Nick Frost, Alon Aboutboul, Chris Obi, Uzo Aduba, Cheryl Hines, Tom Kenny, Haley Atwell, Danny Trejo, and Ann Dowd will be lending their voices along with returning talent from Trollhunters including Emile Hirsch, Charlie Saxton, Lexi Medrano, Steven Yeun, Cole Sands, Kelsey Grammer and more. Additionally, The Crystal Method created the main title theme that you hear in the opening credits video.

 

Fans of the 7 time Emmy®-winning Trollhunters can expect to find several familiar faces in 3Below when two royal teenage aliens, and their bodyguard flee a surprise takeover of their home planet by an evil dictator and crash land in Arcadia. Now on the run from intergalactic bounty hunters, they struggle to blend in and adapt to the bizarre world of high school all the while attempting to repair their ship so they can return and defend their home planet.

Panel Highlights Include:

  • Guillermo del Toro surprised fans with the world premiere  of the first episode of DreamWorks Tales of Arcadia: 3Below. 
  • Glenn Close made a surprise appearance when her casting in 3Below was announced today. She had her adorable dog Pip in tow. When she introduced him as “Pippy”, Guillermo joked that soon he “might have peepee at my feet.”
  • Close remarked that classic animated films have had a huge impact on her life and made her who she is today. Joining an animated world created by Guillermo was a no-brainer.
  • Diego Luna, whose children were in the audience, was so excited to finally have a project he can share with them at home.
  • Before closing out the panel, Guillermo’s fellow panelists surprised him with an early birthday cake. The audience joined in to sing him Happy Birthday.

POSSUM in Theaters + Digital 11/2 From Dark Sky Films

A disgraced children’s puppeteer must confront his sinister stepfather and a hideous puppet he keeps hidden in a brown leather bag in order to escape the dark horrors of his past.

POSSUM
Written and Directed by Matthew Holness
Producers: James Harris, Mark Lane, Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones
Cast:Sean Harris, Alun Armstrong
TRT: 85 min
Country: United Kingdom
Rating: Not Rated
Language: English
Genre: Horror
About the Director:
Writer/Director Matthew Holness wrote and starred in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace before moving into directing. His short films include Smutch, A Gun for George and The Snipist. POSSUM is his first feature. As an author, his short stories have appeared in several anthologies including Phobic: Modern Horror Stories, The New Uncanny: Tales of Unease and Protest: Stories of Resistance for Comma Press. As an actor, he has appeared in The Office, Life’s Too Short, Friday Night Dinner, Toast of London and Back.

Award Winning Docu-film SURVIVING HOME West Coast Premiere DTLA Film Festival Saturday, Oct 20th at 3pm!

Surviving Home is an intimate documentary that follows four U.S. military veterans from different generations over an eight year period as they rebuild their lives after war. Interwoven with veterans’ voices from across the country, their unique paths of healing and transformation shed light on long-term consequences of war and raise questions about the roots of war and societal cycles of violence.

A severely injured Iraq War veteran discovers a new voice that helps heal his wounds of war, as he and his wife struggle to keep their marriage alive. A Vietnam War veteran becomes a Buddhist monk in an effort to come to terms with the carnage and dehumanization of combat. A female Iraq War veteran fights through the effects of Military Sexual Trauma to take on the U.S. government in a class-action lawsuit that could improve the lives of 
the next wave of men and women in uniform. A World War II veteran, who waited years to receive military benefits, spends time helping others with the support of a young, civically-minded Marine Corps veteran looking out for him.


Through perseverance, humor, inner reflection, courage, and the determination to help others, they cannot foresee each bend in the road that lies ahead.
 
DIRECTOR’S BIO
 
JILLIAN MOUL, ACE – Director/Producer/Editor Jillian Moul is a Primetime Emmy Award nominee and a member of the American Cinema Editors. Among her credits are the feature documentary Fame High with Oscar-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy and three feature films with director Jon M. Chu for Paramount, Universal and Blumhouse. She worked on two award-winning, critically acclaimed Showtime series, Time of Death and L Word Mississippi. Ms. Moul edited HBO’s Brave New Voices, the Sundance Channel’s Big Ideas for a Small Planet and RJ Cutler’s 30 Days. Ms.Moul recently worked on a Netflix series, Remastered, with directors Sara Dosa and renowned filmmaker Barbara Kopple. 
 
MATTHEW MOUL – Director/Producer/Editor Matthew Moul is a Primetime Emmy Award-winning editor, producer and director who has worked for HBO, Showtime, PBS, among other networks and platforms. He edited and produced the feature documentary, N OF 1, which premiered at the 2018 Cinequest Film Festival. He is Co-Executive Producer of the Netflix series Made in Mexico, and was Co-Executive Producer and Editor of The Runner-Up, produced by Lightbox Entertainment. Matthew has three Emmy nominations and was part of the bilingual team which earned a Peabody Award for the groundbreaking series, A Place of Our Own/Los Niños en su Casa.
SCREENING TIMES
Saturday, October 20 at 3pm – 4:45pm
Regal Cinemas, Nokia Live
1000 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90015
*Q&A immediately following with filmmakers Jillian Moul, Matthew Moul and subjects Bobby Henline, Tracey Cooper-Harris 

MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOL. 1 | GKIDS Acquires North American Rights

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GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it has acquired North American distribution rights for Studio Ponoc’s animated anthology MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1. This feature-length collection of short films is the latest project from Studio Ponoc, the new Japanese animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award®-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There). MODEST HEROES is the studio’s follow up to last year’s critically-acclaimed animated feature Mary and The Witch’s Flower, also distributed by GKIDS.

 

GKIDS will release MODEST HEROES theatrically in January 2019 (specific date TBD) in both subtitled and English versions, following its upcoming U.S. premiere at the Animation is Film festival in Los Angeles later this month.

 

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There are three stories in the anthology: Kanini & Kanino, Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, and Invisible. Kanini & Kanino is directed by Academy Award®-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There, Mary and The Witch’s Flower); Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, featuring the voice of Maggie Q (Nikita, Designated Survivor), is helmed by Yoshiyuki Momose, who was a key animator on Isao Takahata’s films at Studio Ghibli; and Invisible director Akihiko Yamashita was a key animator on many of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s best-known films. Each is produced by Studio Ponoc’s Nishimura. Together, the stories explore ideas of heroism in their own unique way, fully utilizing the infinite visual and storytelling potential of the short film format.

 

“Like everyone who fell in love with Mary and The Witch’s Flower, we couldn’t wait to see what Studio Ponoc would do next,” said David Jesteadt, President of GKIDS. “We are thrilled that they returned with not one but three new stories, and we are honored to continue our partnership with one of the most innovative and exciting animation studios working today.”

 

The all-rights deal for MODEST HEROES was negotiated by David Jesteadt of GKIDS and Geoffrey Wexler of Studio Ponoc.

ABOUT “MODEST HEROES: PONOC SHORT FILMS THEATRE, VOLUME 1”

Studio Ponoc, the new animation studio founded by two-time Academy Award®-nominee Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, When Marnie Was There) and featuring many artists from the venerable Studio Ghibli, made an immediate splash last year with its acclaimed debut film Mary and The Witch’s Flower. The studio returns this year with Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre Vol. 1, an ambitious collection of three thrilling tales created by some of the greatest talents working in Japanese animation today.

In Kanini & Kanino, directed by Academy Award®-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi (When Marnie Was There, Mary and The Witch’s Flower), two crab brothers embark on a grand underwater adventure to find their father, after an accident carries him far downstream. Depicted as tiny beings in a large and merciless natural world, the brothers must evade a series of freshwater predators if they are ever to reunite with their family again.

In Life Ain’t Gonna Lose, acclaimed animator Yoshiyuki Momose (key animator on Isao Takahata’s films at Studio Ghibli, and animation director of the video game Ni No Kuni) makes his directorial debut with a very different kind of story. Eight-year-old Shun loves baseball and to run. Only eggs defeat him. With the love of his strong-willed mother (Maggie Q), Shun faces the challenge of an everyday life threatened by a deadly allergy.

Lastly, in Invisible (the directing debut of Akihiko Yamashita, a talented key animator on many of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s best-known films) a man wakes up one morning and goes through his day in a world where no one can see him. But just when he seems to have reached his limit, a momentous decision gives him the chance to reclaim his humanity.

Together, the stories explore ideas of heroism large and small, and the infinite potential of the short film format allows the directors and Studio Ponoc to experiment with breathtaking, action-packed visuals, concise human drama, and gorgeous fantasy worlds, in this unforgettable short film anthology that is further demonstration of the studio’s exciting future.

Masaaki Yuasa’s ‘The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl’ Comes to Blu-ray + DVD January 29

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The inventive new feature The Night is Short, Walk on Girl from anime auteur Masaaki Yuasa (Mind Game, Lu Over the Wall) will be released on Blu-ray™ + DVD combo pack on January 29, 2019 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Winner of the 2018 Japan Academy Prize for Best Animated Feature, the filmcomes to home video following its nationwide theatrical release in August. Bonus features include interview with Yuasa, trailers and TV spots.
From the visionary mind of director Masaaki Yuasa comes a free-wheeling comedy about one epic night in Kyoto.
As a group of teens go out for a night on the town, a sophomore known only as “The Girl with Black Hair” experiences a series of surreal encounters with the local nightlife… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of Senpai, a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart. Featuring boundless imagination and visual wit, The Night is Short, Walk on Girl is a celebration of the unconventional, confusing routes that life and love can take, from one of the most exciting voices in anime today.
Bonus Features:
·        Interview with Director Masaaki Yuasa
·        Trailers
·        TV Spots

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: Pumpkin Carving Stencils & Bonus Clip!

 

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