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THE HALF-BREED Blu-ray Review

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Directed by: Allan Dawn
Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Alma Rubens, Sam De Grasse, Jewel Carmen

THE HALF-BREED starts with a short encapsulation of Lo's early life, his Indian mother discovers that her white lover has crossed her and she commits suicide, abandoning her child with a white townsman who in turn becomes the only father he knows. Unwelcome in the nearby community when his father passes on, Lo picks a redwood tree and sets up house in its trunk. He keeps up his connections with the town, but animosity towards him ratchets up when he becomes romantically involved with Nellie (Jewel Carmen), an evangelist's girl, inspiring envy in the racist Sheriff Dunn (Sam De Grasse), who's been pursuing her.

When Teresa (Alma Rubens) assaults her adulterous lover and the sheriff with a blade she flees to the forest and moves in with Lo. Nellie visits the woods to reconnect with Lo, yet comes back to town after deciding she can't settle down with a half-breed. The sherif…
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MVD Rewind Spring / Summer Release Schedule

Since launching in December of 2017 with the Blu-ray release of D.O.A., MVD Rewind Collection has quickly established itself as one of the premiere labels in the home video market. With two new titles already released in the early part of 2018 the company is poised to have a big year.


Coming in May are three new titles starting with Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God...Be Back by Five. This story about a pair of friends looking for a third childhood friend that they fear may be homeless and mentally ill was co-written, produced and stars 80's icon Jon Cryer. The plot is loosely based off on a true story involving Cryer and a former classmate he heard was homeless.

Swamp Thing sprouted from the pen of Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson and took root in the pages of his award-winning DC Comics' series. Dr. Alec Holland, a noble scientist out to cure the ills of our ravaged planet Earth, is caught in a powerful explosion that coated him with his bio-restorative formula and set …

HALLOWEEN Poster Debut

Universal Pictures will release Trancas International Films, Blumhouse Productions and Miramax’s Halloween on Friday, October 19, 2018.

Jamie Lee Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

Master of horror John Carpenter will executive produce and serve as creative consultant on this film, joining forces with cinema’s current leading producer of horror, Jason Blum (Get Out, Split, The Purge, Paranormal Activity). Inspired by Carpenter’s classic, filmmakers David Gordon Green and Danny McBride crafted a story that carves a new path from the events in the landmark 1978 film, and Green also directs.

Halloween will also be produced by Malek Akkad, whose Trancas International Films has produced the Halloween series since its inception, and Bill Block (Elysium, District 9). In addition to Carpenter and Curtis, …

#090 Rian Johnson: Star Wars The Last Jedi vs. The Brothers Bloom w/ guest Tyler Marchant

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In today's episode Nate and Austin compare Rian Johnson's best and worst rated films, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and The Brothers Bloom (2008), respectively. Nate felt like he was watching The Brothers Bored, Austin misses shirtless Kylo, and Tyler knocks Rian Johnson off his top directors list after being subjected to his lowest rated film. Check back next Sunday at 7pm PST where we will compare Martin McDonagh's Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and Seven Psychopaths (2012), his best and worst rated films. Also check out this interview with director Rian Johnson about making Star Wars: The Last Jedi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQCRFXVoM38   Intro music by Eric Lynch
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Film Fatales Celebrates its 5th Anniversary at Tribeca 2018

Film Fatales, the largest community organization of established women feature film and television directors, is heading into the Tribeca Film Festival with ten features in the lineup. Film Fatales will participate in two events during this year’s festival: Tribeca Industry Cocktails hosted by Nespresso on April 21st and a networking luncheon April 30th for women directors, and screenwriters in association with The Writer’s Lab, WGA East, and Stony Brook Southhampton + Manhattan.

Says founder Leah Meyerhoff, "What began as an intimate dinner party in New York five years ago has expanded into a community of hundreds of women feature film directors around the world. We are excited to celebrate the premieres of so many films directed by our members at the Tribeca Film Festival this year."

Ten feature films screening at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival are directed by members of Film Fatales. "Joining Film Fatales was like inheriting 1000 sisters to fight by your side,” sa…

Hannah Fidell’s THE LONG DUMB ROAD Acquired by Universal

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment Content Group has purchased North American rights to Hannah Fidell’s road trip comedy “THE LONG DUMB ROAD”, which made its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Fidell and co-written by Fidell and Carson Mell, the film stars Tony Revolori, Jason Mantzoukas, Taissa Farmiga, Grace Gummer, and Ron Livingston, and is produced by Fidell, Jacqueline Ingram, Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams.

THE LONG DUMB ROAD follows college-bound teenager Nat (Revolori), who offers itinerant 30-something mechanic Richard (Mantzoukas) a ride during a stop-over in small-town Texas. 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 th…

Dread Central Presents to Release TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY

TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY, the first documentary film acquired by Dread Central Presents, is directed by Derek Dennis Herbert and portrays the harrowing story of famed stuntman Kane Hodder who overcame a dehumanizing childhood filled with torment and bullying in Sparks, Nevada. In addition to his childhood, the documentary focuses on his survival of a near-death burn accident as well as his career as a genre icon that spans over 100 films and saw him kill more people on screen than any other actor.


The film will open to a limited theatrical release on June 28th with VOD and DVD/Blu-ray coming available appropriately on Friday July 13th marking the 41st anniversary of Hodder's life-changing accident.

Trbeca 2018 - WOMEN’S ISSUES

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival will boast 44 films directed by women – 46% of the 96 titles – the highest percentage in the Festival’s history. This has been championed by two executives from the Festival -- Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder & CEO and Paula Weinstein, EVP of Tribeca Enterprises.

Both opening night and closing night events are directed by women.
Opening Night: World Premiere of Love, Gilda, directed by Lisa D’Apolito, is about the SNL trailblazer Gilda Radner staring Chevy Chase, Bill Hader, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Cecily Strong.Closing Night: World Premiere of The Fourth Estate from Oscar®-nominated director Liz Garbus, follows The New York Times’ coverage of the Trump administration’s first year.
The 2018 Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 18-29 in New York City. The lineup includes feature films, short films, TV, virtual reality, indie episodic creators working online, and even gaming as well as highly-anticipated reunions, musical performances, and …

Tribeca 2018 Films to Watch

The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 18 – 29, 2018.



ALL THESE SMALL MOMENTS
Narrative Spotlight - World Premiere - USA

SYNOPSIS:
Howie Sheffield (Brendan Meyer) is having rough year. He broke his arm, and, on top of that, he and his little brother Simon are unwilling witnesses to their parents’ (Molly Ringwald and Brian d’Arcy James) crumbling marriage. The only thing that keeps him going is the mysterious Odessa (Jemima Kirke), a young woman he sees everyday on his morning bus route. Soon, Howie’s worlds begin to collide as he cultivates a tentative friendship with his beguiling classmate Lindsay (Harley Quinn Smith), as Odessa is drawn into his circle, and as his parents struggle with whether to stay together or split up.

Tuesday, March 24 - 5:00PM - SVA Theater 1 Silas (WORLD PREMIERE) Wednesday, March 25 - 6:30PM - Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-5 Thursday, March 26 - 9:30PM - Cinepolis Chelsea 8 Saturday, March 28 - 4:00PM - Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-11


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