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Official Trailer and Release Info on THE INHERITANCE

Directed by the acclaimed Alejandro BruguΓ©s ("Juan of the Dead") and penned by the writing duo Joe Russo & Chris Lamont, "The Inheritance" centers around the enigmatic Charles Abernathy, a billionaire nearing his 75th birthday. A shadow of fear hangs over Charles, who becomes convinced that someone – or something – is plotting his demise. "The Inheritance" boasts a stellar cast, including veteran actor Bob Gunton ("The Shawshank Redemption") as the enigmatic Charles Abernathy. Joining him are Peyton List ("Cobra Kai"), Briana Middleton ("The Flash"), Rachel Nichols ("Chicago Fire"), Austin Stowell ("Hunters"), David Walton ("New Girl"), and Chris Wood ("The Vampire Diaries"). With a captivating premise, a talented director at the helm, and a strong ensemble cast, "The Inheritance" promises to be a must-watch for fans of suspenseful thrillers and dysfunctional family dynamic

Cameron Van Hoy to Direct David Mamet's THE PRINCE

It was announced today that Cameron Van Hoy (Flinch) is set to direct THE PRINCE, based on a screenplay penned by Pulitzer Prize-winning and Academy Award nominee playwright David Mamet (Heist, Hannibal). Scott Haze (Old Henry, Venom), Nicolas Cage (Pig, Dream Scenario), JK Simmons (Whiplash, Being the Ricardos), Giancarlo Esposito (“Parish,” “Breaking Bad”), and Andy Garcia (Godfather Part III, Ocean’s Eleven) have all joined the ensemble cast. Haze and Van Hoy will also produce alongside Sean Wolfington, Jo Henriquez, and Lije Sarki, with John Devaney, CJ Kirvan, and Jose Luiz Zapata serving as executive producers. The Prince chronicles an addict's tumultuous odyssey through the high-stakes world of power, pleasure, and pain on a transformative journey toward recovery. "It’s amazing to work with David Mamet on this wildly original screenplay," said Van Hoy. "Collaborating with him, Academy Award winners Nicolas Cage and J.K. Simmons, along with Giancarlo Esposito,

A SACRIFICE Trailer and Release Info

Written and Directed by Jordan Scott Produced by Ridley Scott, Michael Pruss, Jonas Katzenstein, Maximilian Leo, Georgina Pope Starring Eric Bana, Sadie Sink, and Sylvia Hoeks A Sacrifice is an emotionally turbulent story that follows American social psychologist Ben Monroe (Eric Bana) who is investigating a local Berlin cult connected to disturbing events. While he immerses himself in his work, his rebellious teenage daughter, Mazzy (Sadie Sink), becomes embroiled with a mysterious local boy who introduces her to the city’s underground party scene. As their two worlds head toward a dangerous intersection, Ben will need to race against the clock in order to save his daughter. A SACRIFICE will be in theaters on June 28th, 2024


The prestigious 14th Austrian Film Awards took place this year at Vienna City Hall on June 5, 2024. Hosted by actress Emily Cox and comedian Dirk Stermann, this year’s trophies were handed out to recent festival circuit favorites. Celebrating the magic and the narrative diversity of cinema, the awards show theme this year was “more than film.” THE DEVIL’S BATH from Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala stood out among the award winners this year garnering eight awards. The film made an impressive splash when it debuted in competition at 2024 Berlinale, and won a Silver Bear for the camera work of Martin Gschlacht.  In addition to winning Best Feature Film, THE DEVIL’S BATH came out on top in eight categories including Best Leading Actress (Anja F Plaschg), Best Supporting Actress (Maria HofstΓ€tter), Best Cinematography again (Martin Gschlacht), Best Film Editing (Michael Palm), Best Score (Anja F Plaschg as her artistic alias Soap&Skin), Best Production Design (Andreas Donhauser and Ren

LONGING Trailer and Release Info

Get ready for a thrilling ride! Golden Globe winner Richard Gere and the ever-captivating Diane Kruger reunite on screen in "Longing," a suspenseful drama that promises to keep you guessing. This film is more than just your average Hollywood remake. "Longing" is the English-language reimagining of a celebrated movie by the original director, Savi Gabizon.  Gere takes on the role of Daniel Bloch, a man whose world is turned upside down by a shocking secret from his past. Thrust into a whirlwind of unexpected events, Daniel finds himself on a path unlike anything he could have ever imagined. The press release hints at a captivating mystery that unfolds with each encounter Daniel has.  Every new piece of the puzzle leads him deeper into this fascinating web, ultimately forcing him to confront a critical turning point in his own life. With Gere's signature charm and Kruger's undeniable talent, "Longing" is sure to be a must-see for fans of both actors

COLD BLOWS THE WIND Release info and Trailer

  When a husband and wife (Victoria Vertuga and Danell Leyva) find their night blown wildly off-course, they're forced to band together in order to survive in the most extreme of circumstances. Written and directed by Eric WIlliford, COLD BLOWS THE WIND stars Victoria Vertuga (LEXI), Danell Leyva (CLOCKED), Jamie Bernadette (I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE: DEJA VU), and Torrey Lawrence (THE HARDER THEY FALL). COLD BLOWS THE WIND will be available on VOD July 2ND

PROTOCOL 7 In Theaters This Friday

  Based on real-life events, comes the corporate thriller, Protocol 7. Alexis Koprowski, a devoted mother and small-town family lawyer, Adrian Jay, a renegade doctor exiled from the medical profession, and Steve Schilling, a virologist at a prominent vaccine laboratory turned corporate whistleblower, work together to hold a large pharmaceutical corporation accountable for allegedly fraudulent test results behind a failing mumps vaccine. Protocol 7 takes us behind the corporate curtain, exposing a chain of command that devolves responsibility, prioritizes profits over people, and fosters an amoral mindset of “just following orders”. IN THEATERS THIS FRIDAY!

KILL YOUR LOVER on Digital & VOD 6/7

Dakota and Axel’s relationship is a toxic mess. She knows it, everybody does… except Axel. The only thing is, until Dakota tries to break up with Axel, she doesn’t know how truly toxic it will become. The mere idea of splitting up causes Axel to become intensely ill, sprouting grotesque black veins and excreting a strange sticky liquid. His touch burns flesh and his need to hang onto Dakota becomes irrationally powerful. Nobody is going to take her away from him, not even the paramedics that Dakota calls to deal with Axel’s rapidly worsening condition. The two grapple with what remains of their once passionate relationship - and how what was built on sexual passion and punk rock could end with blood spilt, lives lost and at least one heart broken, literally. In Theaters and on Digital/VOD Platforms on June 7th

BEFORE DAWN Trailer and Release Information

After leaving his family’s sheep farm in the Australian outback, a young man joins his countrymen on the western front of World War I with hopes of helping expedite an end to the bloody conflict. But as war rages on, he is forced to grapple with the brutal realities of trench warfare, including a near-constant battle to keep himself alive—without leaving another man behind. In Theaters and on Digital July 19, 2024

June Squibb in THELMA Official Trailer

Written and Directed by Josh Margolin Starring June Squibb, Fred Hechinger, Richard Roundtree, Parker Posey, Clark Gregg, Malcolm McDowell The feature directorial debut of Josh Margolin, THELMA is a poignant action-comedy that gives veteran Oscar® nominee June Squibb (NEBRASKA) her first leading role and features the final performance of trailblazing actor Richard Roundtree (SHAFT). Squibb, who did most of her own stunts in the film, plays Thelma Post, a feisty 93-year-old grandmother who gets conned by a phone scammer pretending to be her grandson (The White Lotus’ Fred Hechinger) and sets out on a treacherous quest across Los Angeles, accompanied by an aging friend (Roundtree) and his motorized scooter, to reclaim what was taken from her. Parker Posey, Clark Gregg, and Malcolm McDowell also star. Inspired by a real-life experience of Margolin’s own grandmother, THELMA puts a clever spin on movies like MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, shining the spotlight on an elderly grandmother as an unlike

Now That Mickey and Winnie are in the Public Domain... It's Time for Them to Face Off

A group of unsuspecting friends embark on what was supposed to be a carefree getaway in the woods. Little did they know, they were stepping into a nightmare centuries in the making. Their Airbnb retreat takes a horrific turn as cursed convicts, mutated into grotesque versions of beloved childhood icons Mickey Mouse and Winnie-The-Pooh, emerge from the shadows to terrorize them. MICKEY VS. WINNIE is now filming. Cynical cash grab? The film Disney should have made 30 years ago? What are your thoughts?

Official Teaser for LEE starring Kate Winslet

 Directed by Ellen Kuras Starring Kate Winslet, Josh O’Connor, Andrea Riseborough, Andy Samberg, Alexander SkarsgΓ₯rd, Marion Cotillard Lee, the directorial feature from award-winning Cinematographer Ellen Kuras, portrays a pivotal decade in the life of American war correspondent and photographer, Lee Miller (Kate Winslet).  Miller’s singular talent and unbridled tenacity resulted in some of the 20th century's most indelible images of war, including an iconic photo of Miller herself, posing defiantly in Hitler's private bathtub.   Miller had a profound understanding and empathy for women and the voiceless victims of war. Her images display both the fragility and ferocity of the human experience. Above all, the film shows how Miller lived her life at full-throttle in pursuit of truth, for which she paid a huge personal price, forcing her to confront a traumatic and deeply buried secret from her childhood.

BOY KILLS WORLD US Premiere Photos

Directed by Moritz Mohr Written by Tyler Burton Smith, Arend Remmers Produced by Sam Raimi, Roy Lee, Simon Swart, Alex Lebovici, Stuart Manashil, Wayne Fitzjohn, Zainab Azizi, Dan Kagan  Starring Bill SkarsgΓ₯rd, Jessica Rothe, Michelle Dockery, Brett Gelman, Isaiah Mustafa, Yayan Ruhian, with Andrew Koji, Sharlto Copley and Famke Janssen  Voice of "Boy" Narrated by H. Jon Benjamin SkarsgΓ₯rd stars as "Boy" who vows revenge after his family is murdered by Hilda Van Der Koy (Janssen), the deranged matriarch of a corrupt post-apocalyptic dynasty that left the boy orphaned, deaf and voiceless. Driven by his inner voice, one which he co-opted from his favorite childhood video game, Boy trains with a mysterious shaman (Ruhian) to become an instrument of death and is set loose on the eve of the annual culling of dissidents. Bedlam ensues as Boy commits bloody martial arts mayhem, inciting a wrath of carnage and blood-letting. As he tries to get his bearings in this del

THE EXORCISM starring Russell Crowe Official Trailer.... Tomorrow

  Directed by Joshua John Miller Written by M.A. Fortin & Joshua John Miller Produced by Kevin Williamson, Ben Fast, Bill Block Starring Russell Crowe, Ryan Simpkins, Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey, Adam Goldberg and David Hyde Pierce Academy Award-winner Russell Crowe stars as Anthony Miller, a troubled actor who begins to unravel while shooting a supernatural horror film. His estranged daughter, Lee (Ryan Simpkins), wonders if he's slipping back into his past addictions or if there's something more sinister at play. The film also stars Sam Worthington, Chloe Bailey, Adam Goldberg and David Hyde Pierce. The official trailer & poster for THE EXORCISM will be released tomorrow. With nothing more than the information you've read in this article. I am so curious. The title is far too close to THE EXORCIST, but that cast, those producers, and Homer from Near Dark in the directors chair? I am ALL in!!!

Blue Underground to Release Deathdream on 4K/Blu-ray

In a thrilling announcement for horror aficionados and film restoration enthusiasts alike, director Bob Clark's seminal work "Deathdream" (also known as "Dead of Night") is set to make its long-awaited debut on 4K UHD and Remastered Blu-ray this May 21st, marking its 50th anniversary in cinematic history. The release promises a visual feast with a brand-new 4K restoration and an array of exclusive new and archival extras that delve into the making of this iconic film. Originally released in 1974, "Deathdream" is a gripping tale that unfolds against the backdrop of the Vietnam War, where grief-stricken parents Charles and Christine, portrayed by Academy Award® nominees John Marley and Lynn Carlin, receive the heartbreaking news of their son Andy's death in combat. However, their devastation takes a surreal turn when Andy (Richard Backus) mysteriously returns home, seemingly alive and well. Christine, unwilling to accept her son's demise, welcome

DRIVE-AWAY DOLLS arrives on Digital 4/12 and Blu-ray 4/23

Academy Award-winning director Ethan Coen, renowned for his works like "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" and "The Big Lebowski," is set to captivate audiences once again with his solo directorial debut, "Drive-Away Dolls." The film, a delightful road trip comedy caper, promises to take viewers on an unforgettable journey filled with laughter, camaraderie, and unexpected twists. "Drive-Away Dolls" boasts an ensemble cast featuring some of Hollywood's brightest stars, including Primetime Emmy Award nominees Margaret Qualley and Pedro Pascal, along with Geraldine Viswanathan, Beanie Feldstein, Matt Damon, Colman Domingo, and Bill Camp. With such a stellar lineup, audiences can expect nothing short of brilliance as these talented actors bring their characters to life. The story, penned by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, revolves around Jamie (Margaret Qualley), a spirited individual grappling with yet another romantic setback, and her reserved friend M

BACKSPOT Starring Devery Jacobs & Evan Rachel Wood in Theatres This May

Directed by D.W. Waterson Starring Devery Jacobs (“Reservation Dogs”), Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”), Shannyn Sossamon (A Knight’s Tale), Kudakwashe Rutendo, Thomas Antony Olajide, Wendy Crewson In BACKSPOT, we follow Riley, an ambitious cheerleader portrayed by Devery Jacobs, whose world is thrown into chaos when she and her girlfriend are chosen for an all-star cheer squad. Directed by D.W. Waterson, the film delves into themes of ambition, love, and the struggle for perfection. Riley's journey is not just about perfecting her routines; it's about battling her inner demons. As she faces the pressure of representing her team at an upcoming competition, Riley grapples with crippling anxiety. Every move she makes is scrutinized, and one wrong step could lead to disaster. But Riley's determination to succeed is matched only by her fear of failure. Adding to Riley's challenges is her demanding head coach, played by Evan Rachel Wood. Coach's relentless pursuit of per


LISA FRANKENSTEIN isn't just a movie; it's a love letter to the misfits, the goths, and the dreamers of the '80s era. Director Zelda Williams crafts a stunning debut, blending horror and comedy into a neon-soaked homage that resonates with both swooning romance and biting humor. Diablo Cody's script shines with its signature wit, likely paving the way for another cult classic akin to Jennifer's Body. Set in 1989, Lisa Swallows (Kathryn Newton) is a high school senior navigating a new town haunted by her tragic past. Her father's hasty remarriage and a stepfamily straight out of a nightmare compound her sense of isolation. But when a bolt of green lightning resurrects the charming Creature (Cole Sprouse) from his grave, Lisa finds an unlikely ally in her quest for love and acceptance. Visually and aurally stunning, LISA FRANKENSTEIN transports viewers to a world of moody neons and dreamy aesthetics. Director of Photography Paula Huidobro and the creative team per

Box Office Disasters

The biggest box office failures of all time are typically measured by the extent of their financial losses rather than just their underperformance at the box office. Some of the most notable ones include: " Mars Needs Moms " (2011) - This animated film from Disney is often cited as one of the biggest box office failures. It had an estimated production budget of around $150 million but only grossed approximately $39 million worldwide. The film's poor performance was attributed to a combination of factors, including unappealing marketing, a lackluster story, and the uncanny valley effect caused by the motion capture animation. " John Carter " (2012) - Based on the classic sci-fi novels by Edgar Rice Burroughs, "John Carter" had an estimated production budget of around $250 million. However, it struggled to find an audience and only grossed around $284 million worldwide. Despite having a loyal fan base, the film's marketing campaign failed to effectiv

In the Land of Saints and Sinners - Review

"In the Land of Saints and Sinners" is a gripping and poignant return to form for Liam Neeson, who effortlessly embodies the tough yet complex character of Finbar Murphy in this evocative thriller set against the backdrop of 1974 Ireland. Directed by Robert Lorenz, the film offers a refreshing departure from Neeson's more conventional action roles, showcasing his versatility and depth as an actor. Neeson's portrayal of Murphy, an ex-assassin haunted by his past, is both captivating and emotionally resonant. As the narrative unfolds, we are drawn into Murphy's world—a world where past deeds and personal demons collide, leading to a gripping tale of redemption and self-discovery. The film's setting in the coastal village of 1970s Glencolmcille adds authenticity to the whole affair, capturing the rugged beauty of the Irish landscape while also serving as a driving force in the unfolding drama. The attention to detail in recreating 1970s Ireland is impeccable, tra