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Bacurau now screening virtually near you!!! Support independent theatres and films!!!

A few years from now...Bacurau, a small village in the Brazilian sertΓ£o, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their village has vanished from most maps and a UFO-shaped drone starts flying overhead. There are forces that want to move them out of their homes, and soon a band of armed mercenaries arrive in town picking off the inhabitants one by one. A fierce and bloody confrontation takes place when the townspeople turn the tables on the villainous outsiders and they band together to protect their remote community, in a genre-bending twist.

Following theater closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bacurau will have a virtual theatrical release and sharing revenue with independent theaters across the country. Click below to find a theater near you to support in these uncertain times.
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IMPRACTICAL JOKERS movie to hit VOD on 4/1 (April Fool's Day)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is bringing the pranks into homes this April Fool’s Day with the early digital release of Impractical Jokers: The Movie on April 1, 2020, only five weeks after its theatrical run.
The film, an extension of the hugely popular and long running Impractical Jokers series, was directed by Chris Henchy (Daddy’s Home, “Eastbound & Down”). A truTV original production, the companies first theatrical effort, was produced with Funny or Die. The Movie carries a suggested retail price of $19.99 for the Digital ($24.99 in Canada) and is rated PG-13.

THE WRETCHED Opens May 1st

Available in select cinemas (for now) and on VOD May 1st


Following his parents’ separation, a rebellious teenage boy, Ben, is sent to live with his father for the summer and work at the local marina in order to gain some form of discipline. The idyllic tourist town offers little solace for him, however, as he is forced to deal with the local, privileged teens and his father’s new girlfriend. Ben’s problems grow increasingly disturbing when he makes a chilling discovery about the family renting the house next door. A malevolent spirit from the woods has taken ahold of the parents and starts playing a sinister game of house, preying upon the children and wiping away any trace of their existence. Ben’s suspicions of the supernatural horrors go unheeded and he launches a perilous crusade in order to put an end to the skin-walking witch’s reign of terror. Chilling and suspenseful, THE WRETCHED offers a modern update to the retro young hero’s mission like that of The Goonies, and promises to…

THE PASSION OF THE DARKLY NOON Blu-ray Review

The Passion of Darkly Noon
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Ashley Judd, and Viggo Mortensen
Director: Philip Ridley
Street Date 3/24/2020

The Film

Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) is the sole survivor of a military-style attack on an isolated religious community. Stumbling through a forest in a daze, he is rescued by the free-spirited and enigmatic Callie (Ashley Judd). Darkly finds himself feeling strange new desires for Callie as she nurses him back to health... only to watch her jump into the arms of her returning mute lover Clay (Viggo Mortensen). Lost in the woods with only his fundamentalist upbringing to make sense of his unrequited passions, Darkly soon descends into an explosive and lethal rage.

Part examination of religious fundamentalism, part commentary on male sexual entitlement, part violent soap opera, Ridley's 25 year old feature was out of step with our culture in its initial release. That being said, we (may) have started to catch up with the film. 

Technical Bits

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Joey Travolta on CAROL OF THE BELLS

Born into a show business family, Joey began his career as a performer in 1978 as a recording artist with Casablanca Records and starring in the feature film, Sunnyside (1979). Joey has directed and produced over 20 films, including the critically acclaimed Enemies of Laughter (2000). In 2005, Joey produced the documentary Normal People Scare Me while mentoring a fifteen-year-old boy with autism who directed the film. Inspired by that experience, Joey developed the curriculum for Inclusion Films, a program that has served hundreds of aspiring filmmakers.

Before he made it on the big screen, Joey worked as a special education teacher in New Jersey.

I had Joey on the show today to talk about his latest film CAROL OF THE BELLS, you can find more information on the film and its release by going to inclusionfilms.com. To hear my conversation with Joey, click play on the embedded player below:


Controversial WE Is Now Out on DVD and Blu-ray

During one hot summer, eight privileged but bored suburban teens begin to pull a series of harmless pranks which quickly escalate into increasingly depraved games. Their descent from innocence to ruthless predators involve arson, prostitution, pornography, assault and blackmail. Drenched in bared flesh and naked nihilism the film is reminiscent of the films of Harmony Korine, Larry Clark and Lars von Trier.

The DVD and Blu-ray are presented in the original, unedited version. When the film is released on VOD/Streaming in April, most sites (but not all) will offer an edited version, approximately 2 minutes shorter.

We - Trailer from artsploitation on Vimeo.

Roger Nygard on THE TRUTH ABOUT MARRIAGE

Roger Nygard is probably best known for his highly-successful and acclaimed documentary Trekkies, about the most obsessive fans in the Universe. Nygard's previous documentary, The Nature of Existence, addressed the impossible subject of the world's philosophies, religions, and belief systems. Nygard has made several other award-winning films, including the car-salesman cult-film, Suckers, and a profile of UFO fanatics, Six Days In Roswell, and now the documentary The Truth About Marriage, accompanied by The Truth About Marriage companion book. Nygard has also directed television series such as "The Office," and "The Bernie Mac Show." His work as a film editor includes "Grey's Anatomy," "The League," and Emmy-nominated episodes of "VEEP" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

I had Roger on the show to talk about his latest film THE TRUTH ABOUT MARRIAGE. The documentary film examines the question, why are relationships so ha…

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising in Theaters 2.26.20

Funimation Films just released the English Dub trailer for the upcoming, action-packed anime feature film My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising to be released in theaters Feb. 26



ALPHA TEST Available on DVD and Demand March 10

Ex Machine meets A.I : Artificial Intelligence in THE ALPHA TEST, from writer/director Aaron Mirtes (Clowntergeist), premieres on DVD/Digital this March.

A suburban family drives their new gadget, The Alpha Home Assistant, to a killing rampage after mistreating and abusing it, leading to a full A.I. uprising.

Starring Rae Hunt as Alpha, with Wynn Reichert, Brad Belemjian, and Mack Bayda, THE ALPHA TEST will be available 3/10 from High Octane Pictures.



JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL Arrives on Digital March 3 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray & DVD March 17

Return to the mysterious and sprawling world of Jumanji with Dwayne Johnson (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), Jack Black (Goosebumps), Kevin Hart (Ride Along) and Karen Gillan (Avengers: Endgame) when JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL comes to Digital March 3 and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD March 17 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Helmed once again by Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle director Jake Kasdan, JUMANJI: THE NEXT
LEVEL, crossing over $700 million at the global box office, brings the fan-favorites back into the game, along with Jumanji newcomers Awkwafina (The Farewell), Rory McCann (TV’s “Game of Thrones”) with Danny Glover (Sorry to Bother You) and Danny DeVito (Dumbo).